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Cover Reveal! CROSSING THE LINE by Jen Katemi @EvernightPub #menage #eBooks

Cover Reveal! CROSSING THE LINE by Jen Katemi @EvernightPub #menage #eBooks

It’s a day of firsts! I have a new pen name, and a new publisher, and today I’m thrilled that my first post as Jen Katemi allows me to share my gorgeous new cover for CROSSING THE LINE. This ménage title will be an August 2017 release with Evernight Publishing as part of their Romance on the Go line.

Even more exciting… CROSSING THE LINE is an Evernight Editor’s Pick! So I’m doubly thrilled that I can showcase the cover and share a little more about this contemporary erotic romance.

Here’s the blurb:

Love is always a risk…but some decisions in this dangerous game come with consequences.

Tam – I’d do anything to keep my wife Julia happy…until her proposal for a sexy ménage tryst threatens everything I thought I knew about us, and our relationship.

Julia – I adore my husband Tam, but in this dangerous high-stakes game am I risking too much for the future of our marriage?

Dominic/Darcy – Tragedy took my wife and left me in a shattered mess. I’ve been running from commitment ever since, until Tam and Jules reach out. There’s no denying the chemistry that flares between us, but has our night of kinky threesome sex pushed us just that little bit too far?

Sex. Love. Marriage. A ménage gamble puts everything on the line.

Excerpt

Darcy holds out a beckoning hand toward Tam. “I’m not taking your place, man, I promise. Tonight is about Jules and her needs, but it’s also about you. Come here.”

“I…” Tam swallows, takes a tiny step toward us and stops.

Both of you, Thomas.” Hearing Darcy use Tam’s real name like that is a bit of a shock. Especially when he utters the words in that gruff, slightly husky voice that rolls right over my skin. I shiver and watch Tam carefully for his response. No one calls him Thomas anymore, except me when we’re in the midst of an argument. How will he react? Does he also feel this same strange connection to Darcy that I do?

“Come on, man.” There’s a coaxing edge to Darcy’s tone now. “Let’s put the real world out of our heads, for the next few hours at least. This is about the three of us, no one else, and this here hotel room is now our world. Nothing else matters, and in here, anything goes, as long as it’s consensual.” He gestures again for Tam to join us. “Consensual by all three of us. It has to be that way. Or not at all.”

The silence is thick, as if charged with unspoken excitement. The gentle hum of the heating unit pushes at the edges of my awareness and I almost laugh. I doubt the steady flow of warm air is necessary, given the emotional heat raising the temperature in the room.

After a moment, my husband nods and then he’s suddenly there in front of us, grabbing me back out of Darcy’s now loosened embrace and leaning in for a kiss of his own.

Whoa! Where did that come from, husband?

Tam’s kiss is fierce, almost punishing, and the most passionate one he’s delivered in at least the past three or four years. It is so different to Darcy’s gentle quest. Tam’s lips, his tongue, his whole mouth devours mine, until my brain switches off and all I can do is feel, and lust, and need.

need this. I need him. I need them both.

(Copyright Jen Katemi 2017)

Releasing August 8th 2017 – stay tuned, folks!

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Jen Katemi (aka Jennifer Lynne) writes short contemporary romance, sometimes sensual, often erotic, and occasionally with paranormal elements. CROSSING THE LINE is her debut title with Evernight Publishing. Sign up for Jen’s e-newsletter to ensure you never miss a new release from either Jen or Jennifer!

Guest author Tamsin Baker – new Gargoyle Shifter series @EvernightPub

Guest author Tamsin Baker – new Gargoyle Shifter series @EvernightPub

I always love having Tamsin Baker as a blog guest – she writes such varied stories that it is a pleasure to find out each time what she has in store for readers! Tamsin’s brand-new series from Evernight Publishing looks and sounds awesome! HER KNIGHT IN SHINING STONE, Book 1 in THE GARGOYLES OF NEW YORK series, releases this weekend.

Blurb

As a Gargoyle shifter of New York City, Roman and his four brothers sit on top of the city library all day in their stone form, watching and waiting. On sun down they come alive and that is when Roman feels the tug towards his Beloved—the woman who he will be united to.

Christiana is a waitress in a dead end life. One night a man with silver eyes and the most incredible aura, walks into her restaurant and changes her life. She is thrown into a world with paranormal creatures she doesn’t understand, and a bond that is impossible to break.

When the rogues come to destroy Roman and his brothers while defenseless and sleeping, will Christiana reach inside herself to protect the man she’s come to love?

Buy HER KNIGHT IN SHINING STONE at Evernight Publishing or Amazon.

 

 

Release day! CHRONICLES OF MAGIC Boxed Set #PNR #Kindle #99cents

Release day! CHRONICLES OF MAGIC Boxed Set #PNR #Kindle #99cents

One of the joys of writing is release day, and it’s here at last for CHRONICLES OF MAGIC, a paranormal romance boxed set!

I’m excited to share this wonderful collection with my readers – in addition to my GODS OF LOVE novella, DEMON OF ENVY, the set includes ten books by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Authors including K.N. Lee, Calinda B., Tamsin Baker and other hugely talented authors. If you enjoy paranormal romance, this is the set for you.

Sometimes, it’s just a story. Sometimes, it’s…magic.

Chronicles of Magic is an exciting new boxed set featuring ten New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors. Winter nights don’t get much hotter than by curling up with ten new paranormal romances filled with shifters, voodoo, gods, demons, witches, and more!

Every story is packed with amazing original characters and delivers a totally satisfying ending. Indulging yourself with new work from ten of the best indie fantasy authors has never been easier or more of a bargain! Lose yourself in the romance of the Chronicles of Magic!

Grab your copy of this epic paranormal romance boxed set for only 99 cents! Buy at this special introductory price, or if you’re a member of Kindle Unlimited, read it for free.

Amazon US  /  Amazon AU  /  Amazon UK 

Guest post by K D Grace – Going Pear-Shaped #Erotic #Romance

Guest post by K D Grace – Going Pear-Shaped #Erotic #Romance

the-tutor-kd-grace_promosquare_outnow_finalGiveaway: To celebrate the release of The Tutor, K D Grace is giving away a $30/£20 Amazon gift voucher. Scroll down to enter via Rafflecopter for your chance to win!

Without further ado, it’s over to K D…

Thanks so much for helping me celebrate the release of The Tutor, Jennifer. It’s a pleasure to be your guest today and chat with your lovely readers. Today I’m very happy to be talking about pears.

That’s right, pears, as in the canned kind – the ones in heavy syrup. Fresh fruit, they ain’t, but slippery and sticky and sweet, they are. Honestly, I can’t imagine any writer of erotic romance not being inspired by slippery, sticky and sweet. Add to that the shape of a pear half, and I’m sure you see where I’m heading.

But why pears, you may ask? Whose hat did I pull that one out of? The answer to that would be Kay Jaybee’s hat. Well, she pulled it out for me, actually. And here’s how it happened. It all started at a workshop Kay was teaching at Smut Manchester last October. I still remember the smug little smile on Ms. Jaybee’s face when she handed me a writing prompt on slip of paper. Yup! You guessed it. My prompt was a can of pears in heavy syrup, which my character was to pick up in a grocery store just before being called to the storeroom of said store over the loudspeaker for some unknown reason. I have to be honest, I lucked out. Poor Ashley Lister ended up with a packet of cheese slices. Not sure where I’d have taken that little jewel. Let’s face it, pears are just sexier and a lot more inspiring than cheese – no matter how tasty.

From pears in heavy syrup to an outrageously sexy haphephobic sculptor and the woman he longs to touch but can’t – it might seem like quite a stretch, but inspiration is like that, isn’t it? Several years ago I wrote a short story about a haphephobic sculptor and a woman who stumbles onto his erotic sculpture garden. Somehow the story felt like it wasn’t enough, like there was a lot more to be told. Who could have imagined that it would take a tin of pears to bring the sculptor and a struggling writer, together in a way that involves not only pears, but rude sculptures, food fights, an artist’s touch, a writer’s eloquence and a journey of trust. God, it was fun to write!

And the inspiration proved spot-on. More than any other novel I’ve ever written, The Tutor feels like a community effort, and I couldn’t be happier about it. Smut Manchester, and Kay Jaybee’s workshop were in the middle of October. I wrote the entire draft of The Tutor during the following month of November, which was National Novel Writing Month. Through December and January I finished the final draft and sold it to the wonderful folks at Totally Bound. And here we are a year later having come full circle with a celebration of The Tutor’s release beginning with a launch party at Smut Manchester 2016 and followed swiftly by a tour of some amazing blogs. Who’d have imagined the chain of events set in motion by a simple can of pears?

thetutor_800When physical touch is impossible, intimacy may become a powerful work of art or a devastating nightmare—but, above all, it’s an act of trust.

Struggling writer, Kelly Blake has a secret life as a sex tutor. Celebrated sculptor and recluse, Alexander ‘Lex’ Valentine, can’t stand to be touched. When he seeks out Kelly’s advice incognito, the results are too hot to handle. When Kelly terminates their sessions due to what she considers her unprofessional behavior, Lex takes a huge risk, revealing his identity to her at a gala exhibition, his first ever public appearance. When Kelly helps the severely haphephobic Lex escape the grope of reporters and paparazzi, rumors fly that the two are engaged, rumors encouraged by well-meaning friends and colleagues.

The press feeding frenzy forces Kelly into hiding at Lex’s mansion where he convinces her to be his private tutor just until the press loses interest, and she can go back home. They discover quickly that touch is not essential for sizzling, pulse-pounding intimacy. But intimacy must survive the secrets uncovered as their sessions become more and more personal.

Buy links:

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Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2bBEwX9

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-tutor-kd-grace/1124512836?ean=9781786510785

iBooks UK: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/the-tutor/id1147250136?mt=11

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Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-tutor-15

Totally Bound Publishing: https://www.totallybound.com/book/the-tutor

The Tutor Excerpt – Lessons in Pears (18+ only!)

“Was this your idea or Dillon’s? Kelly asked, hoping to relax him.

“It was mine, after Andy told Dillon and he told me. I thought it was something that I …” The muscles along Lex’s jaw looked as though they were made out of iron, and a fine blush crawled up his neck tinting his ears bright pink. “I’ve never touched a woman … in that way.” He forced a laugh. “Obviously. I’ve …” the blush deepened and he avoided her gaze. “I’ve put lube on some of the sculptures – you know — down there, but I … well it isn’t the same.”

“The pears won’t be either,” she said, her heart suddenly aching at the physical isolation this man endured on a daily basis, and it wasn’t just her heart that ached, she felt his lack deep in her core. It had been easier with Andy. She had been almost flippant with him. She was sorry for that now. She spread one of the towels on the Queen Anne chair across from him and settled herself onto it so they were facing each other. “The texture will be different and with the pear there’ll be less give.” She dipped her fingers in the bowl and rubbed the heavy juice between her index finger and her thumb. “If you touch a woman, she’ll be much warmer.” She gave him a conspiratorial smile. “You’ll be amazed at how warm and how soft she’ll be down there when she’s ready to be touched. With Andy, this,” she nodded down to the pears, “was improvisation, this was the best I could do under the circumstances, but a woman, well a woman feels like nothing you’ve ever touched before.”

He was no longer avoiding her gaze. His eyes were locked on her, and he was struggling to keep them on her face, she knew that; she understood the urge for him to drop his eyes to the place of which she spoke, the place with which she was so intimate, the place that couldn’t help but respond to the topic, to the situation, to the strange intimacy they had shared almost since the moment they’d met. “You can look, if you want,” she opened her legs so that he could see the place in between clothed in black denim, completely disguised and yet so very obvious. “And I’ll look at you too,” she nodded down to his own jeans straining to contain him already. “It’s what men and woman are naturally inclined to do when there’s a sexual attraction.”

With her heart hammering in her throat, she took one of the pear halves into the cupped palm of her left hand, then she brought it down between her spread thighs, feeling the juice of it run over her fingers and drip onto the towel as she spread her legs a little farther and held her pam to mimic the position of her vulva. “Touch it like a woman would touch it, and you’ll always get it right.” She drug her index and middle finger up from the bottom of the pear to the center and felt her own body respond in empathy. “The pear has no folds, no secret valleys, no swollen flesh to be teased open, so you’ll have to use your imagination with that.”

Lex gave a little moan soft and deep in his chest as he shifted to make himself more comfortable. “I know the anatomy,” he said. “I’ve watched porn and I’ve studied drawings. I know how it looks like it might feel. I know the response it elicits.” His tongue flicked nervously over his upper lip. “Of course that’s just acting, isn’t it?”

“Porn is about fantasy, about voyeurism, and it doesn’t matter if it’s real if it gets you off. But when it is real,” she spread her index and middle finger up the sides of the pear’s central opening, “if you’re good, if your sensitive, you’ll feel the spasms of your lover’s orgasm, even see them if you’re using your tongue; and you can feel them gripping at your cock when your inside her. If you’re paying attention.

“The clitoris,” she laughed softly, “Well with Andy I used a Ticktack, but he’s a chemistry major. He likes charts and graphs and periodic tables. You’re an artist, you live in your imagination, so you don’t need a Ticktack. Some women like the thumb stroking and circling while the other fingers work inside. Some women like to use their fingers.” She demonstrated on the pear, and Lex groaned. “It’s always best to ask and be sure.”

“What do you like?” His words were a labored rasp against the back of his throat, and Kelly found herself stunned by the question, and way more aroused than she wanted to be. He shouldn’t have asked. She should have answered. But she did.

“I like it this way.” She shifted her hips and opened a little further so he could see her thrust and scissor, circle and probe technique, and her body responded with the tight grip and release of muscle memory.

“Jesus,” he whispered moving forward on the sofa and leaning closer for a better look. “And when someone uses their tongue?”

She caught her breath in a giddy laugh. “Afraid I can’t tell you what I do since, sadly I’m not that flexible.”

“But you can tell me what you like.” His voice had gone rough.

“I like the flat of the tongue to part me and then probe me, circle my clit and then kiss and suck.” She closed her eyes, finding it difficult to meet his gaze when she spoke about something so intimate, so secret. Come to think of it, she’d never had a man actually ask her how she liked it. The few who had given a rat’s ass about her pleasure had been happy enough to let her order them about, but never quite got the hang of it.

It was the loud schussing sound that caused her to open her eyes. Lex had moved the coffee table out of the way paying no attention to the slosh of pear juice all over the towel V had spread. His eyes were locked on Kelly as he fished out his own pear half and fell to his knees in front of her. When she realized what the man was about to do she dropped the pear she’d been holding with a little gasp of surprise and scooted as far back in the chair as she could. He knelt low, holding the pear in the cup of his hand, as she had, placing it against the edge of the chair between her legs! She gave a little yelp and scrambled back in the chair still further, spreading her thighs over the rise of the chair arms to keep from touching him. He moved forward, the back of his hand so close to her crotch that she could feel the heat of it, and he lowered himself still further until his hair nearly brushed the insides of her thighs. Then, still looking up at her from his position on the floor, he began at the bottom of the open pear half and ran his tongue flat and undulating all the way up, flicking in just slightly in a little circle at the top end before he closed his lips around the apex and she could hear the slurp and suck of the sweet syrup.

“Oh! Lex! Ah!” And then she went non-verbal, holding her breath, tightening muscles deep inside her body, the only muscles she dared to move if she were to keep from touching him. She raised both arms and fisted her hands in a suicide grip around the back of the chair to keep from curling them in his hair. Her thighs trembled from her efforts to keep her legs on the chair arms and not throw them over his shoulders for leverage. She didn’t move. She didn’t breath as he licked and nuzzled and suckled until pear juice ran down his chin and onto his tee-shirt, until his face was damp and sticky, until his forehead was sheened with perspiration, and still he held her gaze as though they were locked together in each other’s orbit neither able to move without the other’s consent.

“Oh God, I’m gonna come.” She barely managed a warning when his own convulsion brought him dangerously near her body. He had stopped breathing, she was sure of it. She practically climbed the back of the chair to keep from touching him as he lost control. Then with a tremendous gasp of oxygen, he straightened, let the pear fall from his hand onto the Aubusson carpet and looked up at her.

“I’m going to pass out.” And he did.

About K D Grace/Grace Marshall

Voted ETO Best Erotic Author of 2014, and a proud member of The Brit Babes, K D Grace believes Freud was right. In the end, it really IS all about sex, well sex and love. And nobody’s happier about that than she is, otherwise, what would she write about?

When she’s not writing, K D is veg gardening. When she’s not gardening, she’s walking. She walks her stories, and she’s serious about it. She and her husband have walked Coast to Coast across England, along with several other long-distance routes. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots. She also enjoys martial arts, reading, watching the birds and anything that gets her outdoors.

KD has erotica published with Totally Bound, SourceBooks, Xcite Books, Harper Collins Mischief Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Sweetmeats Press and others.

K D’s critically acclaimed erotic romance novels include, The Initiation of Ms Holly, Fulfilling the Contract, To Rome with Lust, and The Pet Shop. Her paranormal erotic novel, Body Temperature and Rising, the first book of her Lakeland Witches trilogy, was listed as honorable mention on Violet Blue’s Top 12 Sex Books for 2011. Books two and three, Riding the Ether, and Elemental Fire, are now also available.

K D Grace also writes hot romance as Grace Marshall. An Executive Decision, Identity Crisis, The Exhibition, Interviewing Wade are all available.

Find K D Here:                                                                  

Websites: http://kdgrace.co.uk/

http://www.thebritbabes.co.uk

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KDGraceAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.cm/KD_Grace

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/kdgraceauthor/

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GIVEAWAY!

 Make sure to follow the whole tour—the more posts you visit throughout, the more chances you’ll get to enter the giveaway. The tour dates are here: http://www.writermarketing.co.uk/prpromotion/blog-tours/currently-on-tour/k-d-grace-10/

 

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Free eBook – Claim EDUCATING ETHAN via #InstaFreebie #Romance

Free eBook – Claim EDUCATING ETHAN via #InstaFreebie #Romance

EducatingEthan200For the next two weeks, I’m offering a FREE copy of my sexy romance eBook, EDUCATING ETHAN, to those who sign up for my newsletter. Want to claim your copy? Visit InstaFreebie to download your preferred file – MOBI for Kindle, EPUB or PDF. This offer is only valid until Oct 18, 2016, so don’t delay – grab your copy today.

If you’re already subscribed to my newsletter you won’t miss out as I’ll be offering the same opportunity in my next issue, to download your copy of EDUCATING ETHAN (that’s only fair, right?!) Plus, I’ll have the usual randomly selected subscriber giveaways – in the upcoming issue these will include a beautiful set of crystal cat earrings, paperback books and stationery sets.

Sound good? This is definitely a great time to sign-up if you haven’t already!

So, back to EDUCATING ETHAN. Here’s a little more about this sexy romance novella…

Ida’s new life and success in her catering career has helped overcome a painful divorce. When the much younger Ethan moves in across the street, an innocent flirtation quickly becomes serious when the two realize their age difference is no barrier to all-consuming passion.

Ethan is the exact opposite of what Ida needs. He is young and vibrant, with his life and dreams still ahead of him, whereas hers are all in the past. Can Ethan, who is fighting his own demons, convince Ida to overcome the past and live for the moment?

Or will this so-called “cougar” take what she needs and escape before her heart is broken for a second time?

This sexy romance novella is a re-release of a previously published eBook. This edition contains several expanded scenes.

Reviews

What they’re saying on Goodreads about EDUCATING ETHAN:

“some truly electrifying chemistry makes Educating Ethan one of Jennifer Lynne’s most exciting reads.” ~ Reviewed by AusRom Today

“an uplifting story that is impassioned and engaging.” ~ Reviewed by Sandy S.

“a short, feel good story of living in the moment and trusting that whatever happens in the future, you can embrace it willingly with no regrets.” ~ Reviewed by Karen R.

“Really sexy and really lovely.” ~ Reviewed by Dorothy B.

Excerpt

Read an excerpt from EDUCATING ETHAN HERE.

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Last call! Our NOT VANILLA series is saying goodbye… for now

Last call! Our NOT VANILLA series is saying goodbye… for now

I LOVED partnering with USA Today bestselling author, Roz Lee, on our NOT VANILLA kinky romance series. I’m incredibly proud of these erotic yet highly romantic stories, and I’m sad to confirm that, for now at least, it’s time to say goodbye.

On September 30, 2016, Roz and I will be removing these books from sale, while we work towards making them available once again down the track. So if you missed the NOT VANILLA series, here’s a last call to grab your copy now while you still can!

Not Vanilla will scorch your mind and leaves you breathless…I loved it! ~ Fresh Fiction

Reviewers Top Pick, 5 stars for SPANKING ~ The Romance Reviews

The stories are dynamite hot … I think you’ll love this series. ~ Manic Readers

Taste the forbidden in this collection of sizzling stories from two bestselling authors, offering a tantalizing glimpse into a range of flavors that are definitely not vanilla!

Voyeurism

Not Vanilla - Voyeurism coverWatch Me by Jennifer Lynne

I was so afraid, when my husband uncovered my secret. Afraid he’d hate me, or think me disgusting, or be completely turned off. Equally scared this watching game I play with our sexy neighbor might be shut down for good. Can William bring himself to join my addictive Sunday night ritual, or will he force me to choose between the man I love, and the sexual urges that consume me?

Lookin’ Good by Roz Lee

I wish I had never told Travis my deepest, darkest secret—that I like to watch. I should have known he would want to give me my heart’s desire. I love him more than anything, but I hate him for using my weakness to try to win me back. Moreover, I hate myself for not being able to turn down the gifts he brings me. Bailey Rose

Available until Sept 30, 2016 at: Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon AU

B&N  /  iBooks  /  Kobo  /  Smashwords  /  ARe

Bondage

Not Vanilla (Bondage)Hung Up by Roz Lee

I should have told Colton what he could do with his money, but I need it to keep the doors of my dance studio open. So, here I am, naked and bound, with a bull rope around my waist, and despite the intricate suspension system holding me up, I’m falling hard. Falling for the impossible man who threw me for a loop and lassoed my heart. Beth

Alpha Submissive by Jennifer Lynne

What happens when a driven, alpha woman is forced by circumstance to participate in a shibari rope display? Bound and immobilized by the country’s leading Dominant rope master, Ava fights to keep control. If she does the unthinkable and allows herself to submit to Roane, will she lose the only part of herself that really matters—her heart—to the man who now holds her destiny in his practiced hands?

Available until Sept 30, 2016 at: Amazon US Amazon UK Amazon AU  

Smashwords iBooks  /  B&N  /  ARe

Spanking

Not Vanilla Spanking coverFirst Time by Jennifer Lynne

When I suggested a weekend away to rekindle the flame of our fifteen year old marriage, I had no idea Henry would take it as an opportunity to bust out the credit card at our local sex shop. But now I’m sitting in this country cottage on Saturday night, surrounded by nothing but forest for miles in every direction, and staring at my husband holding the spanking paddle as I wonder if I really have the nerve to bend over and let him use it. Grace

Domestic Discipline by Roz Lee 

I can’t imagine not marrying Brendan, but I can’t bring this discontent into our marriage either. My friend, Beth, is right. I have to talk to my fiancé, but how do you tell a man who does everything right in the bedroom that you need more—that you need him to spank you? April

Available until Sept 30, 2016 at: Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon AU  /  B&N  /  iBooks  /  All Romance eBooks  /  Smashwords

Get all six stories in one convenient Boxed Set – but only until Sept 30, 2016, at:Not Vanilla 3D_200

 

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Sexy Magic #MySexySaturday #MySexyAuthors

Sexy Magic #MySexySaturday #MySexyAuthors

My Sexy Saturday Page Header #3Welcome to My Sexy Saturday, a blog hop where writers post either seven words, seven sentences or seven paragraphs from their published work or work-in-progress. This week’s theme is “Sexy Magic” and I’m delighted to share a snippet from Heart’s Destiny.

In this erotic romance, Eve’s quest to uncover her past leaves no time for love, until a prediction from a mysterious fortune-teller leads to the seductive Ky Ransom and a destiny that could make—or break—both their hearts. Sexy magic indeed!

Heart's Destiny - Outback 200

His thumbs drew circles on the side of her breasts and she broke off their kiss, this time with a whimper that sounded pitiful, even to her own ears. “I’ve never wanted anyone as much as I want you, Ky. And I don’t even know why.”

“I feel the same. It’s like an addiction.”

Outside the window, a blanket of white gave the impression that Cavanagh Cottage stood alone in the center of a mist-filled universe. A world that contained only two people. Her and Ky.

Inside, the air was rife with energy. The same super-charged effect she got when an electrical storm was about to erupt. A fire was building, both physically within the grate, and metaphorically in the heat of anticipation.

Are we going to get burned, doing this again? She shook her head, trying to clear it. Trying to find the common sense she usually displayed in life.

What would you do right now, Sarah Cavanagh? Is this what it felt like, when you and Gentleman Joe were alone, without the censure of those around you getting in the way? Is this what it feels like, to let someone in to your heart? Pure. Like fire, branding your soul and marking you as theirs, forever.

Yes. The answer was like an echo through time, embedded in the stone walls surrounding them. Was it Sarah? Or the silver-eyed Rasa? Or perhaps it was all in her own mind. Either way, it didn’t matter. Unlike last time, when she wanted to block everything out bar physical release, this time she wanted to make love with Ky in a way that was completely different. This time she wanted to be fully present in the moment.

Want to read more? You can buy Heart’s Destiny at any of these eBook retailers:

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon AU  /  All Romance eBooks  /  Apple iTunes  /  Barnes & Noble

Add to your Goodreads shelf

Now it’s time to hop to the next post in the My Sexy Saturday blog hop! Click here, or on the image at the top of this post to see “sexy magic” snippets from other participating authors.

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Readers and authors beware – this could happen to you!

Readers and authors beware – this could happen to you!

Readers – what if you saw a new release from an erotic romance author you like and purchased it, only to discover that author didn’t write it, and that what you bought was, in fact, erotica or even porn?

Authors – what if another person suddenly started publishing erotica under the same name as you, and mysteriously, their books kept being attached to your Goodreads author profile? What if a search of your name on book retailer sites started showing your books intermingled with the other author’s books, in a way that looked as if you had written them all?

I’m not quite sure where to start with what’s happened this week, so I’ll just plow right in. On Monday night I went to my Goodreads author profile to check one of my book links for an upcoming blog post, and I discovered that, since Aug 29 2016 (just over a week ago), there is a writer out there publishing erotica with the name Jennifer Lynne. That’s NOT me, and those are NOT books I want associated with my name or brand.

With the help of a Goodreads librarian I had the book removed from my author profile. Two days later another one was attached to my profile. I had it removed. Again.

On checking the various retailer sites, I discovered that a search for my books often brings up both of our books, intermingled. If I click one of her books, my books show as “other books by this author”, and vice versa. Not okay. I contacted both Amazon KDP and Smashwords as I was concerned that BOTH of our readerships would be confused about whose book they were actually buying at any given time. I wanted our two profiles untangled, so to speak, for everyone’s benefit. Smashwords offered to write to one of the retailers on my behalf and alert them to the issue (though they indicated this would be unlikely to effect change as the other party had not published through them). KDP’s response was to suggest I change my name.

What? After seven years as a published author, why should I have to change my name? Even if I do, what is to stop this happening again, with the new name? Does it mean there is literally no protection for an author who spends years building up a strong “brand” in a particular genre – in my case sexy and erotic romance? I’ve worked incredibly hard trying to demonstrate the difference between erotic romance and erotica or porn, and yes… there is a difference!

Bestselling author Sylvia Day explains it perfectly in this blog post. It’s an old post, but the definitions in my view are still relevant and clearly delineated.

Is it legal to use the same author name as someone else? I believe so. Is it legal to publish erotica? I believe so. Is it legal to publish porn? I have no idea, but even if it is, it isn’t okay when a newly published author’s books somehow start to appear on an already established author’s various profiles out there on the “net”. It isn’t okay when that newly published author’s books start to blur the established author’s “brand”.

Speaking in a more general sense and not specifically to my situation, does this mean anyone can come in and start “piggybacking” off someone else’s author brand by setting themselves up with the same name? If so, is there any protection for an author if that happens, bar the expensive route of first trademarking the name, and then taking the offender to court? The duo writing as Alexa Riley did that, and won. Here’s their post, and a copy of the court ruling, if you’re interested.

But… if you can’t afford to take that route, what do you do?

I’m devastated by what has happened. My first erotic romance title was published with Red Sage back in December 2009. Since then, I’ve had fifteen titles published (a mix of traditional and indie), and I like to believe I’ve started to establish myself as a romance author first and foremost – yes, I write super-hot, sometimes kinky sex – but all of my stories are either sexy romance or erotic romance (not erotica). All feature a romantic relationship and happy-ever-after or potential-for-happy-ever-after endings. I don’t want to be associated with book titles that are not mine, and that don’t reflect my brand of sexy/erotic romance.

To that end, I’ve included a complete list of my book titles on my website home page, and I also include the same list here: Jennifer Lynne Romance Books (PDF, 578 KB). I will update this list on my home page whenever I have a new book title – and of course all of my books are featured on my website, so if you’re ever unsure, please check there.

I encourage all of my readers to be aware that this situation can, and does, happen.

Equally, I encourage all writers to be aware and vigilant – our author names are our brand and our reputation.

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