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Starting 2017 Off With a Bang!

Hello everyone,

And Happy New Year! I, for one, was totally ready to see the back of 2016 and step into this new one. Hopefully it will be better, both professionally and personally. It certainly started off well – I had a book come out on Tuesday, and I’m sharing a little bit about it today, then for my second post later in the month I’ll be chattier 😉 I might even give some sneak peeks of what I have coming out this year, and what I’ll be working on.

The Beauty and the Badass

From the moment Alexei Miles sets eyes on the kickboxing instructor at his new gym, he’s enthralled. She’s strong and sexy, and he senses something in her that speaks to his deepest desires. Bored of meaningless one-night stands, Alexei vows to find out more about the beautiful badass. He hopes his senses are correct—that her desires will match his own, and that his period of unsatisfying sexual encounters is over.

Zoe Harrison notices the new guy as soon as he walks into the gym—difficult not to, really, given he’s a six-feet-plus gorgeous Viking. As well as being attractive, he awakens something deep inside that she’d almost forgotten about. Men that can handle Zoe’s busy lifestyle are few and far between. Add to that her very specific sexual appetites and it’s little wonder she’s been single for so long. Is the Viking about to change all that?

Note: The Beauty and the Badass has been previously released as part of the Dirty Doms boxed set.

Excerpt and buy links: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/the-beauty-and-the-badass/

Happy Reading!

Lucy x

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Author Bio:

Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller) and The Persecution of the Wolves. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 150 publications to her name. She owns Erotica For All, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more about her writing at http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, or on Twitter or Facebook. Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. You can also subscribe to her monthly newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

Welcoming 2017! (@KaceyHammell) #Writing #Author #ComingSoon

 

Good morning all! And hello to 2017!! I, for one, am glad to say goodbye to 2016. It was a difficult year — personally, professionally, for the world and everywhere in between. But going into the new year, I’m filled with some optimism and hope. My hubby says “it can’t get worse”. I beg to differ but that’s too gloom and doom. I don’t want to focus on all that negativity.

We ended Christmas day with a death in my family but from that sadness I (and my mom, whose father passed), we came away with one another and a strong connection of mother/daughter and how much her father meant to her. He was a man she had differences with but in the end had a great bond she can cherish. So the hope and love we always find solace in is stronger than ever and reminds me that family and love will always wrap their arms around us and keep us together. It reminded me about how romantic my grandparents were as well. They would have been married over 60 years and that number of years for a couple is quite unheard of these days. My hubby and I are approaching 16 years and we’ve never been happier together, despite the bumps in the road.

Writing romance, for me, is inspired by those previous generations (we are a family with no divorces), and how a simple song will prompt a dance around the kitchen (or a way to say goodbye at a funeral), a light touch down the arm rejuvenates that connection and heat between that couple. And thanks to my hubby, every day a simple kiss on the forehead a few times a day, has me closing my eyes and loving him completely, with his love wrapping around me like a blanket.

I hope all of you have those kinds of moments with the person they love this year and beyond.

And quickly, just FYI since I touched upon writing, I have a new release coming out next week — January 11th!

 

Payback’s a Bitch — a short quick, steamy hot erotica that was so satisfying to write. To learn more, visit here >> https://kaceyhammell.com/bookshelf-2/paybacksabitch

Contemporary Erotica
Publisher: EvernightPublishing.com
Release date: January 11, 2017

 

 

 

Until next time, be well, be safe!

Happy Reading!

Kacey xo
http://www.kaceyhammell.com

 

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Happy New Year! Monday Ramblings, (Plagiarism and a Thank You!) from Doris (@mamaD8)

Happy New Year, lovely peeps 🙂

I love this time, when the New Year is young, and expectations are bright. Everyone is full of good intentions, even if most of those new year resolutions never last, lol.

 

For a long time now, one of my few New Year’s resolutions that I have managed to stick to is to simply carry on writing. To be honest, I couldn’t imagine not writing, as my muse constantly bombards me with story ideas. It’s one of the reasons why I always shake my head in wonder when we hear of another case of Plagiarism. I just don’t get it.

Why do that? Maybe I’m lucky, but, like I said ideas are never the problem here. If I did nothing but write all year, I wouldn’t manage to write everything my muse throws at me. Plot bunnies abound and breed like…. well bunnies… *snort*

So, what makes an author, and I use that term loosely here (because if you have to steal ideas, then you have no right to call yourself an author) plagiarise. And what makes them think , especially in this fast-moving age, that they will get away with it?

Invariably it is readers, who notice, and who alert a much-loved author that, actually, XYZ is passing your work of as theirs.

I can only imagine what that must feel like. The shock and betrayal of it all. As far as I’m aware no one has plagiarized my work, and hopefully, no one ever will. What makes it even worse though, is when it’s an author that you have read, whose work you’ve liked, whose cries of innocence you have believed.

Again, it hasn’t happened to me, though I have read authors who later turned out to be far from stellar people, and that is always a let down, but it has happened to friends of mine.

Again I shake my head and wonder what motivates people. One thing I cannot abide is a liar. I’ve met my fair share over the last year, both professionally and personally, and well….

Good riddance to bad rubbish as we say in the UK.

Fortunately my bullshit radar is pretty high, and I’ve long ago learnt to trust my gut. On the other hand I hate how cynical that can make you. I’ve always been one to see the good in people first, and to trust that most folks mean well, but that has been tested lately, and I’m afraid my inner bitch is quite quick to make an appearance these days, and once you rile my German temper… duck…

*smirks*

Seriously, though, folks never case to amaze me, in both good and bad ways, I have to say.

Which brings me to the Thank You(!) part of my post.

I’ve met many new readers over the last year, and I always get such a thrill when one contacts me to say how much they enjoyed one of my stories. My last release of 2015 was Auctioned to the Protective Dom, book 4 of my Spectrum Auctions series, and I’ve been utterly amazed and humbled by readers response to Jonas and Rissa’s story.

At the point of writing this, Auctioned to the Protective Dom is in its fourth week of occupying the #1 spot on the M/F Bestseller chart at Bookstrand. Auctioned to the Honorable Dom (Book 1) and Auctioned to Protect (Book 2) are also in the top 30 and have been for the last couple of weeks, so excuse me while a I do happy jig.

*dances*

This is not a story I found easy to write. Jonas kept his cards close to his chest, and Rissa is a complicated woman, who had been deeply hurt in her past, and getting her to open up wasn’t easy. Once they did start talking to me, however, my fingers flew, and as the longest in the series so far, this is a book I’m very proud of. So to see it being embraced by readers is doubly sweet.

I am planning more in The Spectrum Auctions. Master Logan’s and Lindsey’s story will have quite a few surprises and twists and turns, that they’re slowly whispering to me…

It should be fun.

So, I’m looking forward to seeing what 2016 brings. So far I have two stories scheduled. The Dragon in the Stone, my twist on Beauty and the Beast is set for release sometime in January. I’m in a box set of D/s stories with some fantastic authors set for release in March, and right now I’m writing book 6 in my Projects series. The Polar Project is Stephan and Natasha’s story, and that bear shifter is one scarred, dominant, protective alpha who’ll fall hard for that little bumbling Siberian cat shifter. Of course, he doesn’t do so without fighting it every step of the way….

It’s fun torturing these Alphas, I tell you.

Stay naughty, now, folks, and if you haven’t checked out Auctioned to the Protective Dom yet… well, what are you waiting for?

*grins and blows kisses*

D

xxx

[Siren Classic: Erotic Consensual BDSM Romance, flogging, food play, sex toys, HEA]

It’s a Dom’s job to protect his girl.

No one believes that more than Jonas Sorenson.So when he sees the shy little sub he has been trying to get close to for ages up for auction on the Club Spectrum stage, there’s only one Dom who will get her—him.

Rissa Nauenburg hates being the center of attention, so being on show in the auction proves too much for her. Caught in the middle of a panic attack, she has no time to appreciate the fact the one Dom she has been secretively lusting after for ages has won her.

Her distress makes Jonas more determined to protect her. It’s perfectly obvious to Jonas that someone in her past has hurt Rissa badly. Under the terms of the auction she is his for twenty four hours at least.

It’s game on to rebuild Rissa’s confidence and Jonas plays for keeps.

All Rissa has to do is let him…

Available from Bookstrand