A new year is the time for new resolutions and goals. Since we’re talking naughty books on this blog hop, I’m going to share some reading goals as well as some writing goals.
2013 Reading Goals
I read a lot of books, mostly romantic suspense and paranormal romance. I don’t know exactly how many I read though; setting a number goal intimidates me. But, I am pledging to reading more erotic romance and erotica. I want to try a wider variety as well.
I’m also pledging to read more M/M books, ranging from sensual to erotic. I recently read Fair Game by Josh Lanyon and loved it! The sex was fairly tame, but the sexual tension was great as was the mystery plot.
2013 Writing Goals
Last year was the year of launching myself into self-publishing. The learning curve was huge and the ride thrilling, to say the least. But each new year needs to bring new challenges. A couple weeks ago, I released Under His Command, the first book in my new Six-Alarm Sexy erotic romance series. I have two ongoing series, but I’ve written the books consecutively. This year, I’m going to attempt to write the books simultaneously. That should be fun!
Be on the look out for Deadly Betrayal, book three in my Deadly Vices romantic suspense series. Kaden will travel to Afghanistan where he is caught up in a web if lies, deceit, and corruption.
And look for books two (Everything Bared) and three (title TBD) in the Six-Alarm Sexy series. I’m really excited to be working with Kim Killion and Jenn LeBlanc to get fabulous firefighter photos for my books and swag. I don’t want to reveal too much about the plot of these next two books, but rest assured, there will be plenty of kinkiness!
Now that you’ve heard about my Six-Alarm Sexy series, maybe I should tell you a little about the first book, Under His Command?
A firefighter desperate to save his failing marriage earns the trust–and the sexual submission–of his controlling wife in the most pleasurable of ways.
After an explosive one-night stand results in pregnancy, Jamie Caldwell is thrilled to marry the perfect foil to his Dom side. But when his submissive wife starts cringing every time he gives a command, Jamie shackles his dark desires. A bout of rough, frenzied reunion sex makes him wonder if now he should free the Dom he’s kept in chains and teach Erica the joys of submission and sexual surrender.
Erica Caldwell secretly loved every sinful thing Jamie did to her on their first night together. However, terrified she’ll become a codependent doormat like her mother, she repeatedly rejects Jamie’s dominance, despite craving the kind of release only he can give her–the release that comes from yielding to Jamie’s every demand.
Hoping that the trust required by BDSM will help them rebuild their faith in each other, Jamie and Erica embark on a journey of sexual exploration. But is it too late to repair their crumbling marriage?
Something soft and cool slid over her eyes. “What’s this?” she asked, reaching for it.
“Shh… It’s just a blindfold. To heighten your senses.”
Like she needed her senses heightened? He’d already taken her places she’d never been. “I’m not sure about—”
His hand smacking her butt cheek completely derailed her train of thought. “Did you just slap me?”
“That was a spank. Now turn around.” He tied the scarf over her eyes, plunging her into darkness.
She really should resist, tell him to stop. Something. But she didn’t “Okay. Why should I let you spank me?” she asked. So far this night had been like nothing she’d expected. Jamie was skilled and unpredictable. And she was genuinely curious.
“Because you love it.” His fingers trailed down the crease between her cheeks and dipped into her. Her body convulsed, pushing against his hand to take more of him. What was it about fingers that felt so darned good?
Another smack, this one a little harder, had her trembling. “See how wet you are? How good it feels?” he said.
He was so right.
A Measured Risk by Natasha Blackthorne
Young dowager countess, Lady Cranfield, is emotionally scarred by the traumatic accident that took her husband’s life. She cannot forget how he was killed and breathed his last in the circle of her trembling arms.
Imprisoned by her lingering fear of horses and carriages, Lady Cranfield is fascinated by the brave, self-assured Earl of Ruel and longs to be closer to him. She believes he alone can teach her how to overcome her terror.
Seduced by the covert, come-hither glances from the shy Lady Cranfield, Ruel sensed she would be the sweetest, most submissive experience of a lifetime-if only he can gain her total and complete trust.
Lady Cranfield grew up emotionally neglected by her ducal parents and later betrayed by her charming, handsome husband. She has learned that she can trust no one and protects herself at all costs. However, she’s desperate to regain her former life and now willing to risk almost anything-her reputation, even her virtue.
But Ruel wants something she never expected. He makes her a non-negotiable offer. His help in return for her complete sexual submission and total obedience for one month.
Dare she take the risk?
Romance in the Rain: A Seattle Anthology contains “Aftershocks” the prequel to the Six-Alarm Sexy series. While Under His Command can be read stand-alone, “Aftershocks” provides background and depth to Jamie and Erica’s conflicts.
From the pioneer days of Seattle through the smoke-filled clouds of WWII and into the present, Romance in The Rain takes readers on a journey with four generations of the strong-willed and passionate Caldwell family. The anthology of six novellas is a collaboration of the Seattle-based Rainy Day Writers group.
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Question: What is your 2013 Naughty Reading Goal?
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