Thursday, July 31, 2014

A lovely treat from a reader

Anyone out there who has read my novel THE HARLOT will love this as much as I do. Soren-Jane Shaw-Larsen sent me this wonderful drawing of Jessie, the heroine of THE HARLOT. What a treat! I was so touched, and I absolutely love the drawing, so I asked Soren-Jane If I could share it with you guys. She was happy for me to do so. Check it out. For me it perfectly captures Jessie, her tender youth, her strength in the face of adversity, her wariness, and her pagan heart. I'm still smiling over it.




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Italian cover for THE BURLINGTON MANOR AFFAIR

Wow, check out the Italian translation for my novel THE BURLINGTON MANOR AFFAIR. Harlequin Mondadori Editore have titled the book POSSESSO and given it this sexy, smart cover. I adore it!




Monday, July 28, 2014

Free read, 5 days only! SORCERESS, erotic romance/fantasy novel

Hey folks, now that Game of Thrones is over for 2014, (boohoo, bring on 2015 and the next season, ay!) how do you fancy a free fantasy read? If you do, I've got just the thing :) For the next 5 days you can grab a free kindle download of my fantasy novel SORCERESS, an erotic romantic tale set in a world similar to the Tales of the Arabian Nights.

Here's the summary:

Their love affair is forbidden, dangerous, and unstoppable.

The Empress Elishiba has vowed to protect her people, even if it means marrying an enemy. But when the mysterious man known as Amshazar arrives as a spokesman for her future husband, her passion is ignited. Amshazar is an attractive and powerful man who is rumored to be a sorcerer, and he is allied to her enemy. Consorting with him would be disastrous. Why then does she let him arouse her and distract her from her goal?

Amshazar is a gifted magi and an envoy of the gods. Lusting after the Empress Elishiba wasn't part of his plan, and yet he cannot resist. Their connection is vital, their desire undeniable—but their forbidden affair soon captures them in a web of danger, a web where magic and romance weave their own vibrant and inexorable threads. As the enemy seeks to destroy Elishiba and all she stands for, Amshazar must fulfill his duty and empower her as a powerful Sorceress, whatever the cost.


80,000 words, erotic fantasy romance. 

Amazon USA:
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Reader offer: buy a digi book get a print book free!

Readers: if you buy the STORIES OF O erotica anthology and send your digital receipt to egantz@cleispress.com you'll receive a Cleis Press print book free! STORIES OF O features one of my short stories, COMMUNAL. 

http://www.amazon.com/Stories-Orgasmic-Erotica-Alex-Algren-ebook/dp/B00H6UOEZE

More details here: http://www.cleispress.com/features/OrgasmErotica


Monday, July 14, 2014

Free Kindle read MONICA'S SECRET (Erogenous Zones, menage)

Free kindle download, 5 days only!

MONICA'S SECRET is book one in the Erogenous Zones series ---  a contemporary erotic romance series about three sisters who have psychic abilities, and the very special men who love them.

Willingly bound and seduced by two masters...

Two men have walked in to Monica Evans’ life, and it isn’t ever going to be the same. Owen Clifford and his lover, Alec Stroud, are investigating fraud at Monica’s place of work, a luxurious London hotel. From the moment they meet, the chemistry between the three of them is off the scale.

But Monica has a secret, and it isn’t anything to do with fraud. Like her sisters, Monica is a psychic. In Monica’s case the gift is psychometry—when she touches objects or people she can experience their sexual history. Can she ever truly share that with a lover, let alone two bisexual lovers? Something about Owen and Alec captures her though, literally. Willingly bound and seduced by two masters, Monica opens up to them, physically, emotionally, and psychically.

Owen and Alec have been looking for their third and they believe Monica might be the one to complete their lives. But Monica’s secret isn’t the only barrier these two have to break down in order to win their woman. Fraud, duplicity, and mysterious threats add to their complications. For Owen and Alec, the challenges are stacking up and the race is on.

Reader Advisory: This book contains graphic sex scenes including bondage, domination, MFM, and MM scenes.

"'Monica's Secret' is a sensual voyage into Monica's paranormal view of the world, including mystery, intrigue, suspense, and a scorching, sexual ménage à trois. What makes this ménage so exceptional is Saskia Walker's brilliant blend of physicality, trust, and vulnerability. I highly recommend 'Monica's Secret' to anyone wanting to be swept away by a great story with strong, believable characters, a touch of the paranormal,and last but certainly not least, scalding hot sex. You will not be disappointed." Queer Magazine.

"' I loved Monica’s Secret...The plot is believable and has enough twists and turns to keep the reader actively involved in both the love story and the mystery...If you are cool with ménage and enjoy a good mystery and a smoking love story, this is a great book for you. 4.5  Ravens." Blackraven's Reviews.

"I was totally consumed from the very beginning of this book. Not only are the characters likable, smart and hot, their sexual encounters were off the charts...wow! The cherry on top was that there was actually a story I was interested in and I truly wanted to know the outcome. I just can't say enough great things about this book. I really encourage you to get it if you are even a little intrigued by menage." A Top Pick at The Romance Reviews.

"'A great read. 4.5 stars." Reviewed by Sensual Reads.  


Kindle US
Kindle UK


Have a great week! :)


Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Title on net galley for reader/reviewers

Any reader/blogger/reviewers out there looking for erotic menage to review, my novel INESCAPABLE is now available for download at NetGalley. Here's the link: https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/show/id/50149




Friday, June 27, 2014

A long overdue update.

I haven't been around here or on social media much for a long time, for which I apologize. Long story, here's the short version: I'm on crutches at the moment and for the foreseeable months. Anyone who has mobility problems will know that day to day stuff is so much more difficult, and what with that and hospital stuff I had to take a break from my writing. I've got a wonderful editor, so kind and understanding, and my agent has been incredibly supportive too. I'm very lucky to have such great people to work with. 

The actual condition is nothing new, I've had this problem with the joints in my right leg for over 20 years now, and it flares up from time to time. This time it's been a bit worse though and I'm currently back and forth to my (wonderful ) medical support team, and I'm also seeing a top surgeon to see what he thinks should be done with me. Gulp! I'm torn between wanting him to say just leave it alone - carry on as best I can - and hoping that he will come up with some wonderful idea on how to make my leg work better. Too risky to go with the latter, methinks, but will be interesting to see what happens when he gets my scans etc.

Meanwhile my writing has been on hold for quite a while now, but I'm hoping to get back to it soon. The good news I now have a downstairs office, which makes it a hella lot easier for me on a day to day basis.

In book news THE BURLINGTON MANOR AFFAIR has been out for a few weeks now. It's in print and digital in Australia and digital first everywhere else. If you pick up this book and enjoy it please let me know and put a smile on this author's face ;) The Taskill Witches series books continue to be translated, which is wonderful news. I have a lot of fun seeing the updates and the different covers, and receiving my author copies through the post. It's one of the best things about working for Harlequin. They have offices all over the world who can select books from the US and UK offices for translation. Just yesterday had a wonderful surprise. I'd recently received Finnish copies and when I visited the Finland Harlequin site to have a look I discovered THE JEZEBEL and THE HARLOT were at number 1 and 2 in their chart. Just amazed to see that and it really gave me a boost. Thank you, Finland!!



For readers out there who are hoping for something new from me the best I've currently got to share is a re release that should be out in the next couple of months. If you haven't already read THE RIGHT MEN FORTHE JOB it's a long novella/short novel. It has a super hot new cover done by the awesome Frauke at Croco Designs. Nom! :)

My next novel for Harlequin will be a contemporary erotic romance set in London. This one is called BOUND FOR TROUBLE. I've started the book but it’s the big project that has been on hold. All being well I hope to begin work on that again soon. No scheduled publication date as yet until I get up to speed again.

Big thanks to those out there who have tweeted me and mailed me your feedback on the Taskills books and THE BURLINGTON MANOR AFFAIR. So pleased to hear readers are enjoying the stories!


Monday, May 05, 2014

Out now: THE BURLINGTON MANOR AFFAIR (erotic romance, BDSM)

THE BURLINGTON MANOR AFFAIR is now available worldwide via Amazon! This novel is a contemporary BDSM erotic romance set in London and Oxfordshire.  The protagonists, Carmen and Rex, are a couple who have history, complications, and a silent, obsessive attraction that just won't go away! I've posted the official blurb and a teaser below, together with buy links. 

There are three covers so far, the first is US cover, 2nd is the UK version and the one with the white background is the Australian cover. An Italian translation is in the works. 





THE BURLINGTON MANOR AFFAIR Cover copy:

A legendary family estate.
A mutual longing.
A bargain struck.

Carmen Shelby wants what's been left to her—the valuable estate that she once called home. Rex Carruthers is the heir to Burlington Manor, a ruthless playboy who enjoys playing games, and all he wants is for Carmen to surrender. There can be only one winner...

Excerpt:
Carmen was the one who’d got away. Not anymore. Circumstances had got in the way but now the little bird had fluttered back to him, and he was determined to see her relinquish that fiercely held mask of independence she wore and admit the desire that had existed between them for so long.
“This is a ludicrous situation.” She stood up, throwing the napkin she’d had clutched in her hand down onto the table. As she turned and headed for the door, he rose to his feet and put his hand out in her path, easily halting her in her tracks as she broke for the door.
A warning flashed in her eyes. She trembled visibly.
“Easy,” he urged, and drew her in against him.
For a moment she kept her eyes lowered, as if she couldn’t bear to look at him, but he could see the pulse at the base for throat was beating wildly, her breasts rising and falling rapidly beneath her dress.
Her eyelids flashed up, and she stared at him boldly. “Rex, please don’t.”
“Why not?”
She shook her head. She didn’t try to break free, though, and it felt good to have his hands on her. She stared up at him, her dark eyes luminescent. So enticing. When her lips parted, he bent his head to kiss her.
At first she stiffened, and her mouth remained immobile beneath his. The resistance was momentary, though, and he felt her soften in his embrace, her lips parting beneath his.
That barrier breached, Rex’s hunger for her flared. Too long he’d waited for this, wanting her, and now he had her. He locked one hand on her waist. With the other he cupped the back of her head as he kissed her deeply.
Carmen’s hands went to his chest, but they fisted there. Even while she opened her mouth to take his tongue she pressed hard against him with those fists and moaned her resistance into his mouth.
Her hair was soft and silky in his fingers, while the curve of her waist made his hands ache to rove over her, to outline her every curve. He wanted to explore, touch and taste every part of her.
As the kiss deepened, her body trembled—which only made his grip on her tighten. He wanted to keep his little bird, win her trust and make her sing out with pleasure.
First she was warm and supple in relinquishment, and then she was all fire and brimstone in his arms, clutching at his shirt with eager hands and arching her body to his.
He moaned his pleasure aloud.
She froze and drew back, breaking the kiss.
Desire pounded at the base of his spine, his cock semirisen as his body readied to get closer still.
“Why not?” He repeated his question.
“I can’t. I can’t sell myself, least of all to you.” She turned her face away.
He shifted, lowering his head to kiss the soft skin exposed beneath her ear when her hair fell back. As his lips made contact with the warm surface, she moaned and shifted in his arms.
“You want to do this. We both want to do this. We wanted to do it back then, we want it now. That situation’s not going to end until we have each other.”
She shook her head but he could see the truth in her eyes, the repressed emotion and the obsessive desire that he was certain mirrored his own. Carmen had always had the most expressive eyes. It was one of the many things that drew him to her. He felt as if a lifetime of experiences and sensations were offered to him, just by looking into those eyes of hers. His most abiding desire was to be doing that very thing while he brought her to orgasm. Repeatedly.
He continued to soothe her with his hands. “I can’t think of a single reason not to.”
“I can. Bloody hell, Rex. I have my pride.” She tugged free of his grip and stared at him wildly.
The desire that he’d harbored for this woman belted through him with a fury in the face of her denial. He had to have her. He ached for the sweetness she possessed. Reckoning with himself, he tried to keep his cool, he didn’t want to frighten her. She would relinquish, he knew she would. She was as programmed for this as he was, but the bitter sweetness of her resistance threatened to turn him into a Neanderthal. “What about that time in the conservatory? You wanted me then, didn’t you?”
She eyed him disbelievingly.
Tension ratcheted between them.
A red flash flared across her cheekbones. She shook her head, denying him. “We were stoned. You brought that potent stuff from university and I’d never had anything like it.”
He shrugged. “True enough. It got rid of a few inhibitions for sure, but what was left behind, hmm? The honest to God truth of what we were to each other, what we still are.”
Her eyes squeezed shut. “No!”
“No? You weren’t thinking ‘no’ when you were on your back and pulling me over you.”
She turned her face away and wrapped her arms around herself.
Was it distress, or embarrassment? He had to know. “No, there’s no escape from that day, is there?” Obviously she couldn’t deny it, so he said it aloud. “Let’s see if I can recall…ah, yes. ‘I want you, Rex,’ that’s what you said.”
“That was then,” she shot back. “I was a stupid teenager with a crush on you.” She glared at him as if she hated him for pulling that moment apart. “I’ve come to my senses since then.”
If she’d come to her senses, then what was this about—the trembling, the barely held sexual desire he saw in her? Rex resisted the urge to argue that point some more and got serious instead. “Oh, come now, Carmen, can you honestly say it’s gone away?”
He closed on her, cupped her jaw, forcing her to look him in the eye.
She did so, stubbornly, but she didn’t say a word.
His hand slid down her throat and, when it did, her eyelids lowered and her head tipped back.
That action—so simple, so telling—triggered something inside him.
With his free hand he captured both her wrists together and locked her hands to his chest.
She whimpered and looked at him from under heavy lids.
“You can’t deny it, can you?” He laughed softly, his libido sensing victory. “And you like this.” He tightened his grip on her wrists, lifting them easily so that her arms were clearly in his grasp. “This makes it even more tempting for you, doesn’t it?”
Her eyes rolled and a low moan emitted from deep in her throat. It sounded earthy, primal, and Rex mirrored those reactions. Gone was the ladylike front, her cool exterior.
“Not tempting,” she retorted in a low warning tone, “easier.”
He cocked his head, curious.
She flashed her eyes at him. “The way you hold me makes this easier to do.”
It was resentful, but it was consent.
Victory.

 Download it here:
Harlequin books: http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=51765 (only $3.99 direct!)
Mills and Boon in the UK: http://www.millsandboon.co.uk/the-burlington-manor-affair

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

THE BURLINGTON MANOR AFFAIR: out in the UK, on preorder worldwide


THE BURLINGTON MANOR AFFAIR is officially due out on May 1st and is now available through the M&B site in the UK and on preorder worldwide. So, what's the story about? :)

I pitched this novel to my editors as an erotic War of the Roses (the movie, not the historical events ;) with an Agatha Christie-esque subplot. You know me, I always got to have a little suspense in there. :)

The novel is a big contemporary BDSM erotic romance set in London and Oxfordshire.  The protagonists, Carmen and Rex, are a couple who have history. They first met when their parents married, back when Rex and Carmen were teenagers. They were expected to play brother and sister, which didn't exactly work out too well. They are now adults and at odds over the manor house that has been left to them.

Rex and Carmen were forbidden... as teenagers, and there is a lot of desire and conflict between them as a result of their history, and other events in the family. So what happens when they meet again after several years? 

As the story commences a will splits the Burlington  Manor estate between them. As far as Rex is concerned Carmen was the one who got away... He sees this battle ground over the estate as the perfect opportunity to pursue her. Rex is a playboy and a tease and a complete charmer. 

Carmen is a business woman now and expects to be able to buy the house out from Rex - who has never shown any interest in it. She's incensed when he offers it to her free of charge in exchange for two weeks together in the house, during which time he can have her--sexually, any way he wants. The idea is shocking to Carmen, but incredibly arousing. She attempts to resist the intense desire that flares at his suggestion. When Rex points out he can see how turned on she is, that only torments her. How long can she deny it? Well.. he's a total hottie, and he's a natural born Master, so not too long at all, I bet. :o)

I've posted the official blurb, together with  pre order links - the Stateside publishers have put it out at some great advance prices, especially considering this one is a big novel at over 100,000 words. And if you're a UK reader you can download it right now from the UK Mills and Boon site



THE BURLINGTON MANOR AFFAIR Cover copy:
 A legendary family estate.
A mutual longing.
A bargain struck.
Carmen Shelby wants what's been left to her—the valuable estate that she once called home. Rex Carruthers is the heir to Burlington Manor, a ruthless playboy who enjoys playing games, and all he wants is for Carmen to surrender. There can be only one winner...

Preorder links:
Harlequin books  (only $3.99 advance order price!)
And out now at Mills and Boon in the UK
and from Amazon worldwide! 

I'm so excited about this book coming out! I *love* this couple and their story. It's been in the pipeline a while. If you read it I hope you enjoy! :)

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Free Kindle download until Thursday: FAYE'S SPIRIT

My novel FAYE'S SPIRIT has a new cover and it's free on kindle (worldwide) for the next 5 days. Enjoy! (and please share the links if you can :) Amazon US Amazon UK   Amazon Aus




One outrageous weekend with two men, that's what Faye Evans dreams of, but when she meets Jai and Garth -- and their live in ghost -- she gets much more than she bargained for. 

Faye Evans is a woman on a mission. Both her older sisters have had ménage a trois relationships and now Faye too harbours a desire to sample the pleasures of two men, if only for a single wild weekend. The opportunity arises when architect Garth Connor calls her in to investigate the ghostly presence in his business premises. Both Garth and his business partner, Jai Nilson, are gorgeous hunks, and Faye can't help being attracted to them. 

Garth and Jai are friends and colleagues but their relationship is competitive. When the mischievous ghost medium walks into their life and shows interests in them both, the edge between them sharpens. While Jai often walks on the wild side, Garth has never shared a woman before, but his desire for Faye makes him rise to the challenge. Especially when Jai quickly picks up on Faye's secret wishes and pushes things along, orchestrating their interactions until the simmering eroticism between them demands hardcore action. 

But Faye's fling isn't as straightforward as she'd anticipated. She soon worries that she's endangered Garth and Jai's friendship by getting involved, and even more so when the shadow of a secret, long held grudge between the two men falls over their threesome and their growing affection. To top it all, dealing with the resident ghost only adds to the emotional entanglement, making Faye feel she wants to end it and run. But are Garth and Jai about to let her get away? 
Reader Advisory: This book contains explicit sexuality and MFM scenes. This title has been previously published with a different cover. 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Cover chat

I have some bits and pieces to share over the next few weeks.

First up, this is the new cover for FAYE'S SPIRIT, which will be re-released shortly. Mmmnnnnpurr. This one is another Frauke Spanuth Croco design, and I love it. Makes me purr. :} Makes me want to step into the scene too.... lol!





And here's another one worth taking a look at. I was absolutely delighted when I caught sight of this one! This is the Spanish translation of THE HARLOT. I love the covers we've had for the novel already, but this one really grabbed me. It's the clever use of the single iconic image on black -- in the recent trend -- but so clever and poignant because it's the pile of coins that lock Jessie and Gregor together long enough for them to fall in love (and exorcise a few demons along the way! :)
"It is a Dark Era, one when a lusty lass will do what she must to survive. Even if it means bartering flesh for a palmful of coins."



More news on FAYE'S SPIRIT very soon!