Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Captured and Examined - Red Hot Author's Cafe Presents the Cold Nights Hot Reads Blog Tour

It's definitely going to be a COLD night across most of America tonight.  Lucky for you, we've gotten together the steamiest authors around for a blog hop that will keep you HOT all weekend!  Be sure to register for the $125 Rafflecopter prize, along with a $10 Amazon gift card you can win from me just for leaving a comment at the end of this post.

I'm kicking it off with a sweaty scene from Captured and Examined, my new erotic romance, a blend of science fiction, adventure and time travel with lots of spanking and even some hot medical play.  It's been on Amazon's Top 100 list for almost two months now.

In this scene, Tess O'Rourke, who has unwittingly been transported from 1826 to the present day, is on the run from her captors, guarded by NATO Special Forces Commander Connall Quinn.

He's just rescued her from a room full of scientists who were performing a series of humiliating medical tests on her.

Quinn grabbed her and spread her out on the bed.  His hands were everywhere at once, caressing her, stroking, teasing.  When he slid one finger easily into her tight opening, she was shocked at how wet her pussy was, how quickly her body responded to him.  

He kissed his way along her stomach and belly until his mouth fastened on that secret spot that drove her wild with desire.  Tess moaned as he licked her clit, opening her legs wide and thrusting her hips up into his face.  He got on his knees, grabbing her ass with both hands to lift her off the bed as he slid his tongue into her pussy.
            Tess whimpered, writhing around.  “Will you - will you do…”  Her voice trailed off.
            Quinn lifted his head.  “What would you like me to do?”
            “’Tis wicked it is,” she answered.  Suddenly shy, she wouldn’t meet his eyes.   “Wicked and naughty.”
            His eyes gleamed.  “I like it already.  Tell me what you want, sweet Tess.  Tell me and I’ll do it.”
            “Those men.  The doctors.  They put their fingers and…and things…into my bottom hole.  I was embarrassed.  It frightened me and it hurt at first.  But when they kept on, it made me quiver deep inside, like it does when you put your fingers and your tongue and your stiff rod into my pussy.  I didn’t want them to do it.  I couldn’t stop them.  But ever since I can’t get the feeling of it out of my mind.  I’ve been thinking, wondering, imagining how it would be if you…did that…to me.  The way you do all the other things.  Kissing me, fondling me while you do it.  Making me wild, making me want more and more.”
            “Will you…” she hesitated, as though gathering her courage, and went on.  “Will you touch me there, so that ever after I’ll have memories of you to banish the memories of them?”
            “You want me to play with your ass?”  His voice was low.  “Ask me, Tess.  Say it.  It’s not wicked…but you’re right.  It is naughty.” 
            She froze, then heard his low chuckle and realized he was teasing her. 
            “Please, Quinn, will you do it?  There?”
            “Where?  Tell me where you want me to pleasure you.  Tell me – or I’ll have to spank it out of you.”
            His voice had taken on a stern tone that sent a thrill through her whole body.
            “Please, Quinn, will you put your finger…in my ass?”
            The words had barely left her lips when she felt herself being flipped over onto her stomach.  Quinn draped himself over her body, pinning her down.  His mouth began nibbling on her neck, just below her ear.  The spot was so sensitive she didn’t think she could bear it.  She gasped and wiggled around.  He shifted, moving lower.  She shivered as his tongue traced a leisurely path down her spine, igniting a fire everywhere it touched. 
When his mouth reached the cleft between her bottom cheeks, she began struggling underneath him.
“No, stop.  Please.  I’ve changed my mind.  ‘Tis shameful and indecent.”

“Too late.  Now you’ve got me wanting this.  Lay there, Tess.  Don’t you dare move.  You’re going to get what you asked for.”


When her father tries to force her to marry fat, old, drunken Owen Leary to preserve the family lands, Tess O’Rourke runs away from home. She gets lost on the heath in the midst of a ferocious storm and loses consciousness, only to awaken in a cave, naked and shivering, staring into the eyes of a handsome stranger. To her dismay, the man questions her in an unfamiliar language and then spanks her bare bottom when she tries to run away.

After computers all over Europe are hit with a crippling attack, Quinn, an ex-Navy SEAL now working for NATO’s cyber-terrorism squad, is dispatched to the Irish coastline in search of the problem’s source. It is there that he discovers a naked Irish lass hiding in a cave near an ancient stone outcropping.  After she attacks him and attempts to flee, he brings the defiant girl back to his headquarters with a well-spanked bottom. Once there, his medical team conducts a thorough examination, leaving his captive deeply humiliated and even more determined to escape.  Quinn has no intention of letting her go until he gets the truth, but Tess speaks only Gaelic and seems to know nothing of modern day life, and hard as it is for him to believe, over time Quinn becomes convinced that she has somehow been transported from the past.

With each passing day his feelings for the feisty redhead grow stronger, and when he discovers that his superiors plan to lock her up indefinitely and study her like a lab rat, Quinn risks everything to rescue her. But can he keep her safe long enough to unravel the mystery that brought her into his life?

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Here's the linky list of all the Cold Nights Hot Reads bloggers

Patricia Green (Intl)                                                 Lynda's Erotic Tales R (US)
Cara Bristol                                                             Katya Armock: To Snog or to Blog5.
Thianna D (R)                                                          Nancy Corrigan
Lisa Carlisle                                                             Maren Smith
Sue Lyndon                                                             Georgia Lyn Hunter
There's all this stuff in my head. . .                            Mary Wehr R (US)
Phaze Books                                                           Jenna Jaxon
Decadent Kane (US)                                               Romance by Beverly
LENA HART                                                         Anne Lange (R) Int'l
Katherine Kingston                                                  Alisa Anderson - Bitches be Writin
Measha Stone (X US)                                             Alexis Duran
Suz De Mello/Sue Swift                                           Flame Arden    

Friday, February 13, 2015

Spankings And Hot Medical Play - Adaline Raine's Medic Of Brighton Creek

Spanking in a snowstorm with some hot medical play to warm up afterwards?  This is the perfect weekend to curl up with Adaline Raine's new release The Medic of Brighton Creek.  Addie, thanks for dropping in during your book tour.  Please tell us more about your latest book.

Hi  Kallista! Thank you so much for letting me stop by. I'm touring for my new release, The Medic of Brighton Creek.

In the snippet below Mikayla is trying to keep things away from Sam.  She does this a lot, but he lets her know in no uncertain terms that he will follow through with his promise.
He does get a bit confused throughout the story, mostly because his 'Mickie' sends him mixed signals. It starts out with Mikayla speaking.

Be sure to stop by to see all the stops along the way. I'm giving away free books as well as sharing snippets and chatting about all sorts of things!

Here's an excerpt -

I don’t want it to be so simple, because then I have to face my feelings. You’re right again, I’m sorry. I’ve been horribly disrespectful to you.”
I promise when I get you over my lap that you’ll feel properly attended to. You can stop poking now.”
Why do you always have the answer? If I had just listened to you in the first place—” Her voice caught as a wave of emotion hit her and tears started down her cheeks. “I’m so stupid.”
You’re not stupid!” Sam flashed angry eyes at her, making it clear how he felt about her put down. “Geesh, Mickie, how come you can’t just follow what you feel for once, instead of finding every reason in the world not to do something?”


Returning to her hometown for her best friend’s wedding, Mikayla Turner doesn’t expect to run into her teenage crush, handsome paramedic Sam Brighton, within a matter of moments. But after her car runs off the road in a snowstorm, she seeks help at the nearest house and is shocked when it is Sam who answers the door—still as sexy as she remembers him.

Sam patches her up and lets her stay at his home until the weather improves, but he makes it clear that there will be consequences should she choose to disobey him during her stay. Mikayla has grown up in the years she’s been away, but she still finds herself craving Sam’s dominance, and she is unable to resist putting his warning to the test. After Sam takes her in hand and bares her bottom for a sound spanking, Mikayla has never felt closer to him, and though it leaves her blushing, his thorough, intimate medical care makes her feel safer and more loved than she’s ever felt before.

When the local doctor takes some time off, Sam steps in to help out and he asks Mikayla to stay and serve as his receptionist. She agrees, but she can’t help worrying that Sam’s attraction to her is short-lived and that one day he will tire of her and push her away. Will self-doubt drive Mikayla to leave Sam and her hometown forever, or can she face her fears and learn to trust the man she loves?

Publisher’s Note: The Medic of Brighton Creek is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, medical play, anal play, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

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Author Bio
Adaline Raine is an avid reader of spanking romance and is known for reviewing every book she touches! Her latest release is The Medic of Brighton Creek about a young woman who returns home for her best friends wedding and finds herself longing for the dominance her longtime crush, Sam Brighton used to provide while she was there. Soon they are together as she always dreamed of but her doubts leave her unsure. Sam wastes little time in taking her in hand as well as caring for her. Be sure to check out this sweet contemporary romance with medical play and domestic discipline.

Devon's Discipline, her supernatural release, is about a young college junior stuck on a downwards spiral after the tragic loss of both of her parents. She meets Professor Matthews who has little tolerance for disrespect and he helps set her straight again through physical discipline.

Marked by the Alpha, Adaline's premiere story, literally shows us an alpha male werewolf turning his chosen mate over his knee for some well needed attitude adjusting.

Becoming a Lady, her second release, showcases spankings in a historical setting. Our lovely main character is poor and abused so when a tall man drugs her and steals her away from her village she is confused by his actions. He takes his time to teach and guide but his methods include his hand and her hind.

Adaline has also become known for her love of creating graphics for others. She has designed custom banners and buttons for various blog hops throughout the community including "Spank or Treat 2013";"Winter Spanks 2014"; "Summer Spanks 2014", as well as the headers and backgrounds at Bratty Addy. Her exclusive feature, Addy's Couch takes guests books covers and fashions them into a one-of a kind piece for fun or promotional purposes. Contact Adaline at brattyadaline at gmail dot com if you would like her to create something for you!

Adaline runs an active blog on blog spot as well as a Spanking Romance board on Pintrest

You can also find her on Twitter handle Adaline_Raine or on Facebook Raine.Adaline

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sue Lyndon's Old Fashioned Doctor - Was She Ever His Naughty Nurse?

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I'm happy to have Sue Lyndon as my guest today.  She's sharing her hot new medical play novel Her Old Fashioned Doctor.

Kallista:  Before we get a sneak peek at your new book, can you tell us how you got started writing?

Sue:  Writing a book was always something that rested in the back of my mind, ever since I was a child. I decided to go back to school for nursing after my third child was born, but then due to some family circumstances I had to take a year off. I decided then to go for it, and to try to write my first book during that year off school. 

During that year I wrote a 100K+ space opera novel (which has never been published, but it helped me learn how to write), a couple of short stories I managed to sell to magazines, and my first erotic romance novella. I never returned to nursing school, obviously. Okay, I think over-answered this question, LOL. But sometimes I think about re-editing that first novel and trying to get it published. Someday.

Kallista:  Hmmm...nursing school, huh?  Are any of those hot medical play scenes in your book taken from real life experiences? (Sue gives me a naughty smile and refuses to answer.)  I'm gonna take that as a yes and re-read some of those scenes! In the meantime, we're all eager to hear an excerpt from your newest book:

“I can tell you’ve been crying, darlin’. Are you in some kind of trouble?”
She shook her head. “No. Nothing like that.” She stared into his eyes, wondering if she could trust him, wondering if it mattered if she spilled her troubles at his feet, just to get them off her chest. Maybe then some of the worry darkening her mood would lift. “Promise you won’t judge me?”
“I promise.”
She sighed. What the hell. “I was engaged to be married in about six months. Two nights ago I caught my husband-to-be with three prostitutes. We’ve been engaged for years, since shortly after high school, and the plan was that we’d always get married and have a big fancy wedding after I finished college. We’d just bought a house together, and I caught him in our bedroom with all three of those girls. So I packed a suitcase, hit him in the balls, and left.”
“You kicked him in the balls?”
“He pissed me off, and he was standing in my way. Technically I didn’t kick him in the balls, I swung my suitcase into his crotch. Knocked him on the floor too,” she said with pride as she recalled the pain twisting Steven’s face before she walked off.
“Remind me to never piss you off.”
Her Old Fashioned Doctor
After she catches her fiancĂ© cheating on her, Melissa packs a suitcase and sets out on a road trip to give herself some time to recover. But things take an unexpected turn when she rear-ends Dr. John Holden’s truck in a tiny rural town and he responds by inviting her for an impromptu dinner date. The handsome medic’s charm and take-charge manner—not to mention his willingness to spank her bare bottom if he feels it necessary—all combine to set Melissa’s heart beating faster than it has in a long time. Almost before she knows it, Melissa finds herself falling deeply in love with the old-fashioned doctor, even though she’s only known him for a couple of days. But is her rapidly growing crush on John merely a rebound fling, or can his hold on her heart last forever? Publisher’s Note: Her Old-Fashioned Doctor is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, medical play, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book. This book is also available as part of a five-book collection entitled What the Doctor Ordered.
Buy links for Her Old-Fashioned Doctor:

Buy links for What the Doctor Ordered (contains 5 naughty medical play stories by Natasha Knight, Trent Evans, Tara Finnegan, Sue Lyndon, and Casey McKay):
Author bio: Sue Lyndon is a multi-published author of erotic BDSM romance and spanking romances. She enjoys a good book in any genre, loves Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, and runs on coffee and chocolate.
Here's where you can find Sue

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Stevie MacFarlane's Heart-Shaped Honeymoon Disaster

Welcome, Stevie MacFarlane.  You've just written a new time-travel Western In This Lifetime, Morgan's Journey and I'm dying to hear all about it.

Displaying InThisLifetime-SMBut first -Valentine's Day is coming up soon, Stevie.  Although we both write erotic romances about people who have just met THE ONE, you and I have been happily married for a long time.  Oops...wait.  That didn't come out quite right.  Married to OTHER people!  Anyway, we both know not every sex night measures up to the ones in our books.  Do you have a story you'd like to share that would never happen to one of your heroines?

Stevie:  My husband and I never had a real honeymoon.  Every time we planned to go away something happened.  He broke his hand, I broke my foot and was on crutches, well it just never worked out for us.  Finally one time we took a trip to Niagara Falls, Canada.  We got a room in this motel with a fancy red heart-shaped Jacuzzi tub. This was a new experience for us, so we walked downtown and bought some bubble bath.  It seemed like a pretty big tub and I guess we used way to much.
     I was sitting in the tub enjoying the bubbles and he was getting ready to get in so I told him to hit the switch on the wall. Big mistake on my part, huge!  Suddenly I was in what seemed like a giant blender.  I’m pretty short, my feet didn’t reach the end of the tub and my arms couldn’t grab the sides. Bubbles were climbing out of the tub, spilling onto the carpet and going up the mirrored walls.  I really thought I was going to drown.  Here I am screaming my head off, soap in my mouth and being bounced all over the place and he was laughing and taking pictures, standing there in his underwear.  
     Of course the photos reflected off the mirror, so he looked pretty stupid too, standing there nearly naked, so it wasn’t a total loss.  He wanted me to get back in with him, swore he wouldn’t touch the switch, but having bubbles up my nose and my eyes spoiled the mood for me. I never went near it again.

Kallista: (still laughing) I think that definitely belongs in one of your books! Tell us a little about your new release.

Stevie:  It's called In This Lifetime, Morgan’s Journey.  Follow me to the old west, where a time traveling former Marine, meets a spunky saloon keeper. The gun-toting troublesome female tests his patience and Morgan finds he's not as politically correct as he thought.  How can he be when there's nothing he wants more than to turn the little brat over his knee?  Watch the sparks fly!

Kallista:  Here's a sexy little snippet Stevie is sharing with us for the first time -

“Spread your legs,” he ordered quietly after removing his leg from hers.  Her wide luminous gray eyes stared into his, but she didn’t move.
           “Come on, Miss Sassy-Pants; do as I say.  I thought you weren’t afraid of me,” he challenged with a grin.
            “I’m not,” she insisted.  “I’m afraid of the big, hard thing poking my hip.”
            Morgan laughed.  “You don’t know it yet, but he’s about to become your best friend and favorite playmate.”
            Callie Mae snorted, letting her legs fall slightly apart.
            “I guess some people don’t believe anything you tell them,” he said sadly, his hand moving lower.  “The Show Me state is across the border.”
            “Never mind, baby, you’ll just have to trust me on this one.  Oh, honey, that’s so nice,” he cooed sliding his finger between her lips.  “I love how wet you are for me.”
            “This,” he said as he slipped lower.  “It’s your body getting ready for me.  You’re excited.  Do you feel this little bump right here?” he asked as he gently circled it.
            Callie Mae nodded, worried her heart was about to jump right out of her chest.
            “Well this tiny little nubbin belongs to me now.  I get to play with it whenever I want.  There’s another spot inside you that’s similar and that’s mine too.  Understand?” he asked firmly.
            “Yes,” she groaned out, arching her back.  Her head was swirling.  How could he make her feel this way with one finger, touching one tiny spot?  It was all so confusing and why was he saying it belonged to him?  Surely her body was her own.
            Morgan smiled.  What a wonderful time in history to live.  Callie Mae knew nothing about masturbating or dildos.  He would never have to compete with the latest vibrator, no groups of twittering females drinking wine and discussing who did what, with what and to whom.  No, he’d been given a golden opportunity here.  A beautiful, virginal woman he could satisfy the way God intended, with his body and his love.  He would give her as much pleasure as she could handle and in ways only a modern man could conceive of.

In This Lifetime, Morgan's Journey

     Former Marine, Morgan Whittaker is but a shadow of the man he once was.  Plagued by personal tragedy, his marriage in shambles; it’s no shock to him when he’s wounded while serving his last tour of duty. The only surprise is that he’s alive at all.  Now he just wants to be left alone.
     Despite knowing their marriage is over, Cara Whittaker finds it painful and annoying to see what her husband has become.  As a last resort at helping him, along with increasing her status at the top secret government agency she works for, she offers him a once in a lifetime chance to travel back in time.
     What he finds there is more than he ever dreamed.  A new life, a family and love in the form of a spunky little saloon keeper in desperate need of discipline.  Can he take the risk of remaining in 1880?  He’s been warned not to tamper with the fragile fabric of the future, but he knows danger is coming.  Can he stop it and change his destiny or will he run out of time?
     Will he once again follow the rules or will he throw caution to the wind and step up to be the man he’s meant to be?

Here's the buy link for my new book on Amazon:

Stevie MacFarlane lives in upstate New York with her husband of many years. She currently has 11 books out, including her very popular series about an Irish-American family, The O’Malley’s. To explain her writing preference she used a quote from her Amazon Author’s Page. “All of my books are romances. I like a lot of conversation, a bit of humor, some fairly hot sex and spanking. If you're into whips and chains, these probably aren't for you. However, if you've ever watched a movie where the leading lady is being a perfect bitch and you feel like yelling at the leading man, "Oh my God, spank her you fool!" these might be right up your alley.”
You can find Stevie at: Amazon Author’s Page Website: Facebook: Twitter: @steviemac1175 Email:

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sex Sells - Renee Rose's Four Tips Guarantee You'll Make Money Writing Erotica

Wondering if you can REALLY pay the bills selling what you write?  Are you struggling just to make enough to cover the cost of the endless cups of coffee you consume while sitting at the computer?  Today,  Renee Rose spills the beans on how much she makes as an award-winning author of erotica.

Renee, how did you get started writing erotica? 

Renee:  When I fell into writing spanking romance, I got lucky. It just so happened that the thing I wanted to write most in the world also happened to be a niche in which it’s easy to make a solid living. Within six months I was making enough each month to pay the mortgage and in a year I was making what I consider a full-time living. I read a figure (which I’m sorry, I can’t seem to dig up the reference now) that only seven percent of authors make it to five figures a year.  Really? I’m in the top seven percent?  Am I that good?  Nope. Not at all.

I cringe over some of my earlier works–overly wordy with too much passive voice, overused words like “that” and beating the reader over the head with the character’s emotions. But I always think how lucky I was to be able to hone my craft while still making money. I didn’t spend the last two years working on one perfect novel. I wrote 20 novellas, which provide a passive income stream while I work on new books.

Here are Renee's Top Four Tips from her guest post on Write Sex Right )

1.  Be a Big Fish in a Small Sea – Find your Niche
The trick, I think to making a living writing erotica, is to find that targeted niche. Spanking romance is one of them. We learned at Eroticon 2014 from Josephine Myles and Anna Martin that M/M Erotic Romance is another highly lucrative niche... There are many ready-made markets out there to small, targeted niches...I think it was quite easy for me to get noticed and gather a following in this smaller pool.

2.  Shame Sells
Another reason spanking romance makes for quick sales there is more shame associated with it. I think people who are into BDSM, have probably admitted it to themselves and their partner, while people with spanking fantasies are often in the closet. I believe where there’s more shame and therefore less self-actualization with the sexual kink/orientation, sales are higher. Readers are looking for an outlet/expression of their kink because they may not be asking for it at home.

There are many other kinks like this. Age play, diaper play, lactation, pony play, monster erotica, anything considered taboo. There are a few targeted publishers that serve these genres, and therefore have a ready made audience.  With spanking romance, there are two major publishers, and if you publish with them, you are practically guaranteed decent sales, even as a brand new author.

3.  Know Your Audience
There are by far, more female readers than male, so in spanking fiction, femme dom books are not the big sell.  M/f are.  Josephine Myles and Anna Martin explained the same thing for the M/M romance– most of their readers are hetero women.  If you don’t write to that audience, it’s fine, I’m not suggesting you “sell out” but just consider how to target your audience.

4.  Keep Writing
Back when I was in my twenties, a therapist gave me an article on perfectionism. In it, the author described how limiting it can be to our success– you never publish that book because you are waiting to get it just right. As I mentioned above, I guess I might have one kick ass book if I’d spent the past two years refining it to submit to a top five publisher (who of course wouldn’t take spanking romance!) but instead I made  money while improving with each book I wrote. One of the major tricks to making a living writing is to keep your output up.  Your new books sell your back list and keep your name out there.  If you think you don’t have enough time to produce books at the rate of one every couple months, try a productivity tool like the Write or Die web app (it’s free, you don’t have to download it, just use the one on the screen). You’ll be amazed at how many words you can write in 30 minutes a day!  Certainly enough to publish a novella every two months!

About Renee Rose

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Stevie MacFarlane Shows Us Stress Relief, Navy SEAL Style

Welcome Stevie MacFarlane!  We haven't had the pleasure of chatting privately before.  So first, of course, the obvious question. How did you become a writer?

Stevie: I think I’ve always been a writer, just not very structured.  In 1991 I wrote Changing Her Mind, partly to challenge myself that I could actually write a novel and as a way to deal with the tremendous amount of stress I was under.  My husband was very ill and I was devastated.  Writing helped me escape into another world.

Displaying TroublewithAbby-SM Kallista: I think many of us turn to writing as an escape. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Stevie: I’ve had a couple of authors show me extraordinary kindness, Mary Quast and Maggie Ryan.  They are terrific women and I’m lucky to have found them. They were there for me when I needed them.

Kallista: We're glad they encouraged you, since without them we might never have been able to find out just what The Trouble With Abby is! Tell us a little about your new book.

Stevie: Abigail Steven's life changed the moment she woke up in Connor McCabe's bed. The former Navy Seal has his own code of conduct, and is hell-bent on teaching Abby a thing or two about proper behavior, for her own good, of course. Abby thinks the bossy, overgrown G.I Joe is gorgeous. He made her heart flutter and her knees weak, but she is perfectly capable of taking care of herself. After all, she has a black belt for cripes sake.

Connor disagrees and has no problem pulling her over his knee for a little convincing. Adjusting a naughty female attitude is right up his alley. When trouble comes to The O'Malley family, Abby and Connor suddenly find themselves up to their necks in danger. The women need a hero, but who will it be?

Thank you, Stevie for treating us to this nice long look at The Trouble With Abby:

Pulling a black lace nightgown from one rack, she held it up to her body. “What do you think? Is this worth $3,000?” she asked. “Maybe on you,” he answered with a grin, “but for the average customer, no, I don’t think so.” “Me neither,” she sighed in disgust as she pulled large handfuls of hangers from the rack and carried the garments to the counter. “I must have been out of my mind when I priced these things.” “It’s alright, babe. You were probably tired. Mistakes happen,” he said, leaning against the wall, watching her. “I can’t afford these kinds of mistakes,” she snapped. “All it would take is for one customer to come in here and see prices like that and I could be ruined. My store would be a failure if word got around that I was way over-priced. I have to stay competitive if I’m going to make it.” He watched her hands shaking as she snipped all the tags off. “Abby, you need to take it easy. I know you’re stressed,” he continued, walking behind the counter and putting his big hands on her shoulders, massaging gently. “Relax.” “Really? You think I should just relax when my whole future is riding on this? When I’ve sunk every dime of my money into this place and a huge amount of small business loans besides?” she said, spinning to glare at him. “I’ll be bankrupt if this place doesn’t turn a profit,” she shouted, pushing away from him. “I could end up homeless, out on the street,” she continued. “Now you’re really on a roll,” Connor replied, trying to hide his grin. “Don’t you think you’re exaggerating, just a little?” “No! And now some psycho is threatening the people I care about most. You’re supposed to be good at this stuff, covert operations and all that. Why don’t you go find this guy and just…shoot him or something? You’ve got a big gun,” she pointed out. “Bloodthirsty little thing aren’t you?” Connor said, smiling as he scooped her up into his arms and began walking toward the dressing rooms. “What are you doing?” she screeched. “I don’t have time for a quickie!” “We are going to have a little talk, you and I,” he informed her, pushing open the door of the largest room with the toe of his boot. Three of the walls were mirrored and a matched pair of floral loveseats provided comfortable seating. Putting her on her feet, he sat and spread his knees, pulling her between them. “First of all, I can’t just go and shoot someone and I wouldn’t even if I could. Would I like to beat the piss out of him for what he’s done? You bet I would,” he growled.
Abby was eye-level and he was sure she saw the truth of that in his eyes when she backed up a step. Snagging the waist of her jeans, he hauled her back. “Second, I want your store to be a success, I really do, but no more talk about your life being over if it isn’t,” he ordered. “You do have a future, with me, and you damn well know it. I want you to stop acting like what we have, our relationship, means nothing. Do you hear me?” he said sternly, popping the snap at her waist and sliding her jeans down to mid-thigh. Gripping the cheeks of her ass, he gave them a little squeeze. “Well, it can’t mean much,” she sassed, struggling to pull her pants back up. “Oh, and why would you say that?” he asked, surprised. “I don’t see anything on this finger,” she snapped, wiggling the ring finger of her left hand in his face. “Do you love me?” he asked clearly. “When I don’t hate you,” she drawled sweetly. Connor released her butt and ran his hand through his short hair, sighing. Spinning, Abby took two steps, preparing to run, but her pants caught her up and she started to tumble to the floor. In a flash, he hooked his strong arm under her belly and pulled her over his knees. He stripped her jeans and panties off her kicking legs and slapped her bottom crisply. “In case you haven’t noticed, I’m the old-fashioned type,” he informed her, swatting her again and enjoying the sight of his pink hand print. “Oh, I’ve noticed,” she squealed, “a real Neanderthal.” “As a rule, I’m not particularly fond of bossy, pushy women,” he continued, spanking her rapidly with five more smacks. “No kidding?” Abby gasped. “Yes, it’s true,” he sighed, grinning at her in the mirror and watching as she nervously bit her lip. “A man likes to do things in his own way, on his own timetable. He doesn’t like to be rushed making big decisions and marriage is about the biggest in my book,” he said, letting his hand fall another three times. “I understand,” she cried, hissing as he rubbed her bottom. “No, I don’t think you do, baby. I don’t believe in divorce and that means you’ll be stuck with me and I with you for all eternity. I want us both to go into it with our eyes wide open. In other words, marriage shouldn’t be lust-inspired,” he continued, spanking her five more times.

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Stevie MacFarlane lives in rural upstate New York with her family.  When not cooking for her large family she can be found curled up with a good book or writing her heart out.  She currently has eleven books published and you can find them on Blushing Books, Amazon, Barnes & Nobel as well as other popular sites. You can connect with Stevie in the following ways and she loves her hear from readers.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Key To Annie's Heart (Hint - It's Not A Naked Selfie! )

Today I'm hosting an author who is new to me.  Welcome, Keriann McKenna and congratulations on your new release The Key to Annie's Heart, written with Stevie MacFarlane.  Before we get into your book, tell us a little about yourself.  How did you get started as a writer?

Displaying KeytoAnniesHeart-KM-SMKeriann: I’ve been writing for most of my life.  My first love was music and lyrics and my first song was a dreadfully simple little tune about a boy I was madly in love with at fourteen.  I’m certain I drove my grandmother to distraction as I wailed this boy’s name from the piano in the living room at every opportunity…romance was in my heart even at a young age.

Later in life I developed my craft as a poet and published work in anthologies.  I still write poetry but am dipping my toes in the waters of romance, both sweet and steamy.

Kallista: I admire poets. I can't even come up with the words for a dirty limerick! Your book is set on a ranch. Are you a country girl?

Keriann: I was born in a small community in Upstate New York, but left as soon as I bought a decent car that didn’t require more oil than gas…I’m not kidding.  I used to pull into a service station, hand the attendant five bucks for gas and tell him to fill it up with drain oil.
I lived in Canada and the Midwest for several years before settling in the Seattle area with the love of my life. I now live in the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Kallista: What did you do before you started writing steamy romances?  

Keriann: I’m retired from the counseling field although I still work crisis intervention two nights a week.  I consult with and edit for other authors into the wee hours of the night, and I rescue senior dogs and give them a forever home.

Kallista: Senior dogs?  It's nice to know someone is looking out for them. We recently lost our black Lab rescue dog to old age after ten years with us and I still find myself saving treats from my dinner for her. 

And now for a peek at The Key to Annie's Heart -

"Oh my God!” Annie gasped, her mouth falling open as she glanced at the pictures in her email. She quickly slammed the lid of her laptop down until curiosity got the better of her and she had to look again.

Internet dating was new to Annie Campbell. Only a couple of men caught her eye; the first never responded to her message. The second man responded immediately asking for her private email address. Novice that she was, she gave it to him. She was shocked when, within ten minutes, he began sending her photos of himself standing in front of what appeared to be an enormous marble fireplace. He was totally naked from the waist down and holding his huge cock. 

Some of his captions were “You’re so hot, baby! I want you to lick me all over” and “This would feel great deep inside you, call me.” The freak even included his phone number.

She wasn’t a prude; she was looking for a gentleman, not a one night stand with a man overly-impressed with his own rod. Embarrassed that she looked at all five pictures, she had to admit he had some nice equipment—too bad his ego was bigger than his dick and possibly his brain. Perhaps, under the different circumstances, she would have considered meeting him without ever knowing he was inclined to send such pictures; the thought was scary. 

Shaking her head, she deleted the photos and resigned herself to the fact that he was a low-life with nothing better to do. They can’t possibly all be like this, she thought, as she blocked future emails from him.

Annie began to think this internet dating thing was truly a waste of her time, possibly even dangerous.

About the book:
To live a rancher's life in the Rocky Mountains had always been Mac's dream.  He loved his place on Fall River.  He was a success by anyone's measure, except his own.  He failed to keep his wife content to be at home, although "home" was a dream put to architectural drawings.  Too many nights she preferred to stay in town with friends rather than make the trip up the mountain.  She liked to party, and winding mountain roads coupled with too much to drink ended her life.  Could Mac ever forgive himself for his wife’s death?

In all his ways Mac was basic, even when it came to sex. He was a standard missionary position kind of guy with an occasional variation. That would have to change; he wanted a wife and a family—a second chance.
Annie Campbell was a busy event planner at a five star hotel in the city. Fiercely independent, she wouldn't consider herself sexually savvy; she certainly was open to new experiences. It had been six lonely years since her husband died. It was time to move on and setting her fears aside, she joined an Internet dating site. After reading what she considered to be a damn near perfect profile, she sent Mac a brief note and waited. He had no idea just how independent she was. She had no idea how over-protective he was—but they were about to find out.
Could Mac pull it off? Could a country guy woo a city gal, stop researching how to please a woman, and put it into practice…and what about Annie? Could she surrender some of her independence and learn to submit to him? Read their story!
A contemporary western romance, The Key to Annie’s Heart is the first novel in the Fall River Ranch series. MacDermot’s Bride, Book 2, is scheduled to be released by March, 2015, and will be followed by a prequel, The MacDermot’s of Scotland. Each is a stand-alone novel intended for mature readers.

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