Friday, December 24, 2010

Witching You a Merry Christmas: Free Read at Circlet.com

My free holiday read is up at Circlet.com

Witching You a Merry Christmas is a short, paranormal, erotic romance, holiday tale.

Here's a taste:


Witching You A Merry Christmas

by Roxanne Rhoads


Vicki walked into Daniel’s great room and curiously eyed the Christmas tree he was decorating. The twinkling lights lit up the whole room. Multicolored sparkles bounced off the walls and furniture.

“I didn’t know vampires celebrated Christmas,” she said with a hint of sarcasm even though the warm glow of the room instantly filled her with a sense of holiday coziness. This was a side of her fellow Guardian she hadn’t seen before.

Daniel turned to her showing a hint of fang in his warm smile, “Some of us do. I was raised a Christian so I still celebrate the holidays just like I have for the past 154 years.” He turned back to decorating his tree.

“What do you ask Santa for, some blood bags in your stocking? Maybe a fresh victim or two?” Vicki asked with a sarcastic little laugh.

“Oh, Wicked Witch of the North, what do you ask Santa for?” he sneered playfully over his shoulder.

“Nice one, fang face. I ask Santa for the eradication of all evil-doers, especially fanged ones like you. I never seem to get my wish granted though.”

Daniel ignored her snarky fang comment, as he always did in the years they’d worked together. “Well it is kind of hard to stick that in a stocking or wrap it up nicely to place under the tree. Maybe you should ask for something a little easier. Destroying the evil that walks this earth is much more than a one man job, not even Santa can rid the world of evil all by himself.”

“Yeah, don’t I know it? Fighting evil threw us together.” Someone had to keep humans safe and the bad supernaturals from wreaking havoc in the world; someone like the Guardians. She had been recruited as Daniel’s partner after a rogue vampire had attacked her.

“And that’s so awful, Vick?” he asked with just a hint of a suggestive tone in his voice.

Vicki looked him up and down; tall, dark and handsome Daniel was the epitome of hawtness. Too bad he had fangs. She absent mindedly touched the scar on the back of her neck as she stared at him considering all the possibilities. If only he wasn’t a vampire, she thought to herself, he’d be the perfect guy.

Daniel noticed Vicki touch her scar. She did that a lot when she was thinking about vampires. “Vicki, you know I’m not like that. I’m not one of them. I would never hurt you.”

She looked up at him. Deep down she knew he was right; he’d saved her ass more than once out in the field. Yet she just couldn’t seem to get over the fact that he was a vampire. Just like that bastard that had almost killed her five years ago.

“Right. Of course not.” She knew she didn’t sound too convincing so she opted for changing the topic. “So what do you do to celebrate the holidays other than decorate your tree?”

“I shop for gifts, go ice skating, drink hot cocoa, watch sappy Christmas movies on TV, and my all-time favorite–sleigh rides in the snow.”

“Really?” she asked incredulously. “It all sounds so…human.”


Continue reading this story at Circlet.com

What to write after Xmas?


First of all, MERRY XMAS, Hannukah and Winter solstice!

I have been cooking for some hours now, waiting for family to come and have the Xmas Eve dinner with me and my husband, and being very Greek at times (though not always!) I decided to cook a mousaka (layers of potatoes, eggplants, zucchinis, mince meat sauce and white Bechamel sauce, topped with grated cheese)and bake homemade bread.

This got me thinking, as always, about stories. Food plays a large role in certain stories, and it can be quite erotic if handled properly (and sometimes disgusting if not, but that's quite beside the point, since bad handling can apply to just about everything...)

Got me thinking that I would love to write an erotic story involving cooking and food. One of my boys, I thought (since my stories tend to me m/m) should cook. Would he be a chef or just someone who enjoys cooking? The other might not be interested in eating before meeting with the other protagonist - and discovering new associations *g*



What do you think about erotic romance involving food? Do you think you might like a story like that? And have you read and could you recommend any such stories to me?

Enjoy your Xmas dinner!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Galaxy Express Sci Fi Rom Holiday Blitz

Like to win free books?
Go here if you'd like a chance to win some of the 50 free reads that are being given away during the Holiday Blitz.

http://www.thegalaxyexpress.net/

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Golden Blush Award for A Different Breed


Haven't read A Different Breed yet?

The folks at Literary Nymphs did and gave Richard and Josh their top rating - the Golden Blush Recommended Read!

Here's a little bit of out what Chocolate Minx had to say:

"Angel Martinez has created a magnificent story. A Different Breed is a thoroughly enjoyable saga, as well as an absolute must read for fans of gay fiction."

And for the mini interview on Literary Nymphs Hot list, pop over here:
http://literarynymphshotlist.blogspot.com/2010/12/different-breed-by-angel-martinez.html

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Book Release Party and More


My steampunk erotic romance Mrs. Bright's Tea Room will be released on Wed., Dec. 15th. I'll be having a release party and contest on the next day on Nights of Passion blog. http://nightsofpassion.wordpress.com
Join us enter the contest, asks questions, dress casually, have some fun.


Also the voting for the Bookie Awards is still open.
My work has been nominated for 3 Bookie Awards. If you haven't gotten the chance to vote.

If this is the first you’ve heard about it, I’d love your vote at: http://www.authorsafterdark.net/bookieawards.html

Vampire in the Basement – Best Shifter Short Story in Poll 1 & Vampire Short of the Year in Poll 4 and

Poseidon’ s Catch for Best Fantasy Short in Poll 2.

Last but not least, this is an invitation to receive my occasional and very confidential newsletter. All you have to do is email me at onlyladyknight(at)yahoo(dot)com and put Newsletter in the subject line. I will be having a special contest for the Newsletter subscribers in January.


Thanks.

--Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley
http://www.susanhannifordcrowley.com

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Interview with Kiki Howell


On my blog today fellow Paranormalist author, Kiki Howell, chats about how she combines writing and craft in marketing her books on Etsy. I was having technical difficulties earlier this morning, but I'm pleased to report I finally out-smarted the blog gremlins. Hope to see you there!

Come Out and Vote!

http://www.longandshortreviews.com/WC/index.htm

Barbara's paranormal erotica romance thriller is up to vote, thanks to a top review. Voting is only this weekend so please hop over.

Friday, December 10, 2010




Not so long ago, I invited my erotica muse to talk on my blog. It is an author whose fanfiction and original stories convinced me to start writing erotica. I love her style and her ideas. Her name is Becca Abbott, and she is not famous - not yet! But now she will be, because her novel "Cethe" won 2nd place on the Rainbow awards! I am so pleased!

Now, a brag of my own: the M/M Gay anthology of fairytales BEDKNOBS & BEANSTALKS in which I have my short story "Merman's Tail" won honorable mention on Rainbow Awards!
So I am doubly pleased.

Here is the link to the awards.

You can buy BEDKNOBS & BEANSTALKS here.

You can buy CETHE here.


I think I will be snapping some of those books for Xmas!

Witching You a Merry Christmas

I recently learned that my erotic paranormal romance story, Witching You A Merry Christmas, will be a free read for the Circlet Press Erotic Advent Calendar.

Every day this month at Circlet.com you can read either a brand new story or a story from one of their books- for free.

Most have Christmas or holiday themes or settings.

Mine is obviously a Christmas theme, hence the title. And it features...a vampire and a witch. I know reoccurring roles in my stories. Seems to be my favorite match up- a sexy male vampire and a spirited female witch.

Here's a little blurb for Witching You a Merry Christmas:

Vicki has been leery of vampires ever since she was attacked five years ago.

Vicki's preternatural crime fighting partner, Daniel, is a vampire. It's been an awkward partnership especially since he's secretly in love in with her.

Daniel loves Christmas and hopes that the spirit of the holidays will be just what Vicki needs to soften her hatred of vampires and see him in a new light.

Daniel's greatest Christmas wish involves getting a certain witch to finally see past his fangs.

Will Santa give him what he wants most?

Right now this story is scheduled to be published on December 26 at Circlet.com

Once it goes live I'll post a link.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Villian Who Stands Above Any Other

Some crimes can never be forgotten.
Four years after she was raped and left pregnant, Kate lives a quiet, unassuming life. Everything changes the day she opens her door to accept a bouquet of flowers from a stranger. Jack bursts into her apartment, says he’s going to marry her and drags her on a cross country journey to hell. He reunites Kate with the child she thought had died, but how can she believe a word he says when his idea of a perfect family is beyond her worst nightmare?

Coming soon from Decadent Publishing


I can't wait for the world to meet the characters in this thriller, and finally, it's in the works. The release date for Chosen can't happen fast enough.
Congrats to you, Barbara!!!!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Whipped Cream Erotic Romance Reviews: The Small Print by Barbara Elsborg

Whipped Cream Erotic Romance Reviews: The Small Print by Barbara Elsborg: "The Small Print by Barbara Elsborg Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary Length: Full Length (257 pgs) Other: M/F,..."

I am featured in Tabitha Blake's contest - come and win books!

Today I am up at Tabitha Blake's website, participating in her Xmas contest! Come, answer 3 easy questions with the answers found in my novel excerpt and bio, and win awesome books! :-)
There will be two erotica authors featured every day for a week, with a blurb of their novel, an excerpt, and their biography. :-)

Out Today: No Place I'd Rather Be by Roxanne Rhoads

My first Noble Romance release is now available

No Place I'd Rather Be

by Roxanne Rhoads

Genre: Paranormal erotica
Length: Naughty Nibble

Sonora is torn between a human and a vampire. How can she choose between the man who makes her feel safe and the vampire that makes her blood race? Sonora prays to the Goddess for guidance while harboring secret desires that her broody vampire, Brom, and her brawny human, Avery, can get past their jealousy and be willing to do more than just share the witch in the middle.


Can the Goddess grant Sonora's wish, or will she be stuck making an impossible choice?

Special Content Alert: Menage
m/f/m, f/m, m/m

$1.50
Here's an excerpt:


No Place I'd Rather Be
By Roxanne Rhoads



Could I choose between them? Choose between the man who made me feel safe and the vampire that made my blood race?

Neither was perfect, but both were oh so sexy. Avery was a little rough around the edges and did a great job of hiding his emotions, while my vampire Brom's violent past left him broody and unpredictable.

My best friend, Sandra, had advised me to keep them both and enjoy the best of both worlds—the safety of humanity I so craved with Avery and the danger that thrilled me so much with Brom.

I just didn't know if I was a witch who could play two men against each other. I'd always been a one-man type of girl. But when one isn't really a man, when he is so much more, the rules had a tendency to bend and blur.

In my world, I had to wonder sometimes if there were any rules at all. I tried so hard to live like a human, love like a human, but honestly, at some point, I had to accept I am not human. And neither is Brom. The only human in my equation was Avery, and if he had a problem with what we are, with what I am . . . . Well, let's just say he had to make the decision to either step into my world completely and accept me for the monster I am, or walk away and never look back.

A born witch, I never asked to be this way. I was raised to be with my own kind, then I fell for a vampire, then soon after that, I fell for a man . . . a human man who I had actually been trying really hard not to fall for. Both vamps and men were forbidden in my circle, but if my coven were to choose, the vampire would be the better choice.

Being with a human could pose way too many problems, especially a human like Avery who had a problem with the monsters.

I didn't want to choose between them. They were both so . . . so . . . so damn delicious.

So I found myself wedged between a cock and hard place. Not necessarily a bad place to be.

I wished I could keep them both, that they would willingly share me. Perhaps at the same time.

Oh, I know it's a little taboo, but I really had hopes the two men of my fantasies might think less about tearing each other apart and more about doing more intimate things to me . . . together . . . and just maybe to each other.

I know, witchful thinking, right? But damn, it would have made my life easier. And so much hotter. I wouldn't have to play them against each other; instead, I could play with them . . . together. I could even watch the two of them play—with each other. Goddess, wouldn't that be a sight?

I grew a little moist just thinking about their hard cocks wedged against each other . . . inside me. My body quivered.

I had never even come close to being with two men at the same time.

I knew Brom had some experience with other men; it seemed par for the course a vampire who lived for centuries would experiment sexually. I mean, come on, when you can live for eternity, the hang-ups humans have about sex become a bit petty and tedious. Plus, after awhile, I am sure the same ol' same ol' might grow tiresome, and the desire to try new experiences would become intense.

Avery was a different story; being human made him a tad bit homophobic. Confusing thoughts and societal acceptance made many men at least slightly homophobic. Some guys freaked about every little thing, worrying something they might do would be perceived as gay, while other guys are totally comfortable with their sexuality and don't even seem to even care. I would never understand men; at least women were usually more open to the whole bisexual thing.

Honestly, I think everyone is really bisexual, most of us just never act on it or experiment with it. I had. I loved having sex with other women—soft curves and round breasts—but when it came right down to what I really preferred sexually, well, I loved nothing more than a big, hard, cock buried inside me. I had fantasized about two guys at once before but never even considered someday it might be a reality—not until I met Avery and Brom. The thought of sexually having them both at the same time almost had me heading to my bedroom to find a few toys.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

eBook Giveaway

Was checking the usual haunts and I came across this. Marva Dasef has an interview and is giving away a copy of her science fiction romance eNovel over at Dawn's Reading Nook. All you have to do is leave a comment. Marva is a fantastic writer and the read is definately worth winning.

http://lovesbooksandmore.blogspot.com/2010/12/getting-to-know-marva-dasefcontest.html

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Contest for readers and giveaways - a message from Tabitha Blake


Like Angel Martinez (who invited me to this event), I am one of the twelve authors participating in Tabitha Blake's wonderful Xmas contest next week. I have here a message from her to inform you about the contest. I hope to see many of you there - it will be great fun!

Jay



Tabitha Blake says:

In the spirit of the twelve days of Christmas NN gives you twelve amazing authors that have been kind enough to give away twelve books to the winner of our Christmas contest. One lucky winner will walk away with twelve books, some signed copies and some ebooks. This contest will start on the 6th of Dec and run until the 13th of Dec. The way it will work is each day I will be posting two new authors to the blog. All you have to do is become a follower of the blog and answer the three questions each author has posted after their bio, blurb and excerpt. They are all easy, you will find the answers in the information each author has posted. So no searching to find the answers. Then you will email the answers to the questions to to me at tabithablake@ymail.com. It will be easier if you email me all the answers in one email. Please make sure you sign up to follow NN to be entered in the contest. I also would appreciate it if you wrote out your email address in the body of the email. The contest closes on Dec. 13th at midnight. The winner will be announced on Dec. 16th. I hope you all have loads of fun and good luck to you all. I hope you will join us, this is our Christmas present to all our readers. Here is a list of the authors participating in this contest. This page will be down between 12:00 and 2;00 to add the new authors to the contest.

Dyanne Davis
Sandra Edwards
Amber Kallyn
Willa Edwards
Angel Martinez
Catherine Bybee
Ambrielle Kirk
Cindy Spencer-Pape
Renee Rearden
Jay DiMeo
Annie Nicholas
Ericka Scott

http://tabithablake.blogspot.com/p/nn-christmas-contest.html

Merry Christmas,
Tabitha Blake

Catching Up News for A Different Breed

Oh, boy! Richard, Josh and I have had a busy week. I think the boys are handling it, but my head's spinning. Just wanted to share the important stuff:

1. A Different Breed released last Sunday (11/28) at Amber Allure. It's still at the special release-week price (45% Off!) and has already been released on Kindle as well. Paperback is due out mid-December.

2. The boys and I will be participating in Tabby Blake's Nocturnal Nights - Twelve Authors of Christmas. Twelve books to one lucky winner (including a signed copy of A Different Breed!) Runs 12/6-12/13

3. We have a Trailer - woohoo! Technologically challenged me would never be able to do this alone - the wonderful (and oh so patient) Catherine Bybee does the actual production:

Trailer for A Different Breed

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Great Review and Whipped Cream Contest!

This week I received an awesome review from Whipped Cream Reviews for my erotic paranormal romance novel "Have Stake, Will Travel"


Whipped Cream gave Have Stake, Will Travel 4.5 cherries 


and the reviewer said "This book is like Buffy on steroids."  

The review only gets better!! Including:  "Ms. Leigh did a great job of keeping me interested in the story.  I wanted to know how the whole thing was going to end."  To read the whole review visit Whipped Cream Reviews.

As if the wonderful review wasn't enough, I'm up for book of the week at Whipped Cream this week :)

If you'd like to vote, please visit Whipped Cream starting tomorrow (Saturday Dec. 4) and running through Sunday (Dec. 5) and choose Rebecca Leigh's Have Stake, Will Travel for Book of the Week.

To learn more about dhampir vampire hunter Orion Masters and her sexy vampire beau Julian Hunter, visit Noble Romance Publishing!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Want to give a book, but don't know what to buy?

Then, come on over to my blog! I'm compiling a list of recommendations of books for every type of person, from "boys who hate reading" to "70 year old grandfathers who like to laugh."


Come share your ideas and let's give a book for Christmas this year!