Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Broken Fences

Today's Super Book Blast is for Broken Fences, a Contemporary Erotic Romance and the first in Kelly Gendron's Troublemakers series. As a Book Blast, there will be no interview or blog post, but I am posting the blurb and an excerpt, along with the author's bio and links. Kelly will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, so please leave your e-mail address when you comment. I will also post links to the rest of the tour so you can increase your chances of winning.

Kelly resides in a quiet suburb somewhere between Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY. Her day job? Kelly works in health care representing a group of nursing facilities in the WNY area. She’s been faithfully writing for three years but did write her first book ten years ago. She put it down to raise her son as a single mom and then picked it back up when she and her son finally grew up. That's when she settled into her newly married adult life and started to seriously write again. She's dabbled with Romantic Suspense stories, but recently she's been on an Adult Contemporary Romance kick.


BLURB for Broken Fences:

Colden Saint James, Dusty Owens, and a single night of passion had equaled to poor old Mr. McAllister’s broken fence. Add six years, a troublemaking photo, and there’s not a fence in Texas that’s gonna be safe.

It took Dusty Owens two years to land Colden “Saint” James, even if it was for only one night, but the very next day, he was gone. Now, years later, the “Saint” has returned, but he’s no longer the do-gooder rookie cop Dusty remembers.

Dusty Owens always had a way of making every single one of Colden’s man parts go all hard. He’d been so close to falling for the girl before he’d left Odessa. Now, due to a troublemaking photo, Colden must return to his hometown to keep her safe. Trouble is, he’s a different man—not to mention the change. Well, it’s gonna cause all kinds of problems where Dusty Owens and all of his man parts are concerned.

Long Adult Ecerpt from Broken Fences

“Just admit it. You want me.” A crooked grin tugged on his lip.

Dusty glared at him from the corner of her eye. “Okay.” She gripped the railing and swayed back. “Yes, once I wanted you—once. But like I said, let’s not dwell on the past. I’m so over you, St. James.”

The smug son-of-a-bitch’s smile broadened. He shook his head. “I’m so not convinced, Dusty girl,” he said with sparkling, playful eyes.

“Stop calling me that!”

“What?” He arched a badly behaving eyebrow. “Girl?”


“Well, you are one, aren’t you?”

“Yes, but—”

“Oh, I get it,” he rudely interrupted. “Too generic? How ‘bout I call you, uh…my pretty girl? Would you like that?”

In false protest, her nose and forehead scrunched. But she could already see it. The minute that little fawning left his sexy mouth, she’d drop to her knees, ready to give the man whatever he wanted.

“No?” He rubbed his chin and released a low, sexy, “Hmm.” A second later, he lifted an a-ha finger. “Tough girl?”

Her entire face flushed with heated anger.

He grimaced. “Don’t like that either?” His eyes hooded. “I know what kind of girl you are.”

She snorted. This oughtta be good. “Yeah? And what kind of girl am I?”

“A bad girl,” he huskily drawled. “You want to be my bad girl, don’t you?”

“No!” Oh God, yes! Who wouldn’t want to be his bad… anything? The new and improved St. James was hot, and her knees were already begging to hit the floor for him. Shake it off, bad girl. Just, shake it the hell off!

“Come over here.” An arm wrapped around her waist. “C’mon.” He dragged out the words as he dragged her up to his side. “It’s all good. You can be my bad girl anytime, Dusty Owens.”

When he bent his head down, warning bells went off in her addled brain. Sissy and Jimmy could see them from where they were standing. She veered back, her hand pressing into his shoulder, “Colden!”

“Don’t be so skittish.” His lips turned up, and his grip tightened. “Where’s that brazen girl? Where’s the girl who showed up at Rusty’s Tavern with Britt Weber, the player of all plays?”
Her eyes widened. Is he really going to bring up that night?

“And after a slow, naughty bull ride performance in a very slinky white dress, I might add, that bad girl dirty danced with the scumbag.”

He even remembers my dress? God.

“Where’s that brazen girl who took a huge risk, hoping I’d come to her rescue and save her from the sleazebag?”

The night flooded into her brain, Colden pulling her out of Britt Weber’s truck. Him punching Britt, who was twelve years her senior, right in the face, and Colden chasing after her and catching up with her at old man McAllister’s fence. Crazy for him, her attempt at making Colden jealous had worked. She’d tried to keep him hot by picking a fight, but Colden hadn’t taken the bait. Without saying a word, he’d just walked up to her and kissed her hard, a kiss he didn’t break until they broke McAllister’s fence—until she’d surrendered her virtue and her heart to him.

“So? Where’s that bad girl now?” he provoked.

Dusty shook her head and told him the truth. “She grew up.” She knew it was immature to try to make Colden jealous back then. He wasn’t a kid. He was a man, and he had shown her that night just what kind of man he was, the kind she wanted to spend the rest of her life with.

“Nah.” Sturdy fingers pressed into her hipbone. “I think she’s still in there. She just needs some coaxing to come out and play.” He leaned in and huskily taunted, “Come out, come out, wherever you are! Be my bad girl and admit you wanna play.”

“In your dreams, St. James. Why don’t you get over yourself? I’ve already told you that I don’t feel anything for you—not anymore,” she lied, trying to save herself.

“I don’t believe you.” His eyes wickedly twinkled with the statement.

“I don’t really care what you believe.”

“Take your panties off.”

As angry as he was making her, her body had to respond to the command, and every muscle froze. “What?”

“If they’re bone dry,” he said, tilting to the left and dropping his voice, “I’ll believe you.”

“Colden, look where we are, for God’s sake. You’re crazy if you think I’m gonna¬—”

He tilted slightly closer, his eyes dark and daring. “Take them off.”

“I-I can’t,” she mumbled, hypnotized by his captivating, intent look and even more stunned by the crazy demand.

“Why?” The corner of his mouth lifted. “Oh, right.” His smile grew bigger. “Don’t worry. I don’t mind getting my hand a little wet.”

What? Absolutely incorrigible! “You’re an ass.”

“Well, if that’s not your excuse, what is?”

“Besides the obvious, it’s a rude a request.” She smirked at him. Yeah, that’s right, buddy. Two can play at this game. “I can’t give them to you because…” She inched closer to his tempting mouth. “I’m not wearing any.” Unable to ignore the pleasure she got from seeing the astonishment light up his eyes, her smile grew too.

“Damn, girl.” He exhaled, letting out a very noticeable whistle. His hand slid slowly down her hip, as if to confirm her claim, then roamed to her backside. “Do you know what a statement like that can do to a guy?”

“Again, I don’t care.”

“Well then, let’s make you care…”

Well, this one sounds...hot and intriguing, and I can't wait to pick up a copy for myself.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sweetly Bad The New BBW Series From Ellora's Cave

As a BBW myself, I love stories with more realistic sized women...after all, skinny doesn't hold the patent on love, we all want that special someone in our lives. Now, thanks to Anya Breton and Ellora's Cave, there are new books with Curve Appeal, featuring big Beautiful Women and the men who love them. No excerpt for this one, but there is a brief synopsis, and there will be a digital copy of this one for one random commenter on today's post. Please be sure to leave an e-mail address when you comment so I know where to send it. Let yours friends know about it, using this Twitter hashtag to promote this post, the series and tour: #ECLOVESCURVES 

If you'd like to follow the tour on Twitter, find us at @ellorascave and @anyabreton 

Sweetly Bad is available on Amazon.com, BN.com, and ellorascave.com

TITLE: Sweetly Bad 

AUTHOR: Anya Breton

AUTHOR WEBSITE: www.anyabreton.com 

GENRE: A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

QUICK DETAILS: In Sweetly Bad, hot and explicit sex with the right (plus-sized) woman just might redeem this book's paranormal bad boy hero. This eBook is the first selection in Curve Appeal, a new series by Ellora's Cave that celebrates big, beautiful women and the partners who love them. 

SYNOPSIS: Drew couldn’t imagine anything worse than being stranded in a two-cellular-bar town with a broken-down Ferrari…until his mother—his own mother!—marked him as a rogue Air witch and canceled all his credit cards. Now he’s kill-on-sight in the Underground, and the only person willing to help him is the curvy human mechanic who towed his car. A strangely delectable curvy human mechanic…The last thing Erica needs is a yuppie playboy freeloading in her garage. Still, she can’t bring herself to turn Drew out into the sultry heat, even if he is a bit of an ass. A gorgeous, incorrigible, everything-your-mother-warned-you-against ass. Soon the heat isn’t the only thing sultry in the garage and self-control is the last thing on her mind. They agree to a one-night stand, but Drew’s magical secrets are dangerous—and catching up to him fast. 

My Review:

Sweetly Bad is a fun and sexy story, with entertaining and liable characters, and just enough excitement to keep me on the edge of my seat, not wanting to put it down. The world is a mix of contemporary and fantasy, with human mechanic and BBW Erica coming to the aid of Drew, an Air witch of considerable power, and more than a little bit of selfishly obnoxious attitude at the beginning. When his expensive European super car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, with no access to cell coverage, he becomes frustrated and even more obnoxious. 

As Drew calls woman after woman for assistance once he has cell coverage, it becomes clear to Erica that he is a major player, but she is determined to help him, because the fees for the work will keep her little garage afloat for a long time. That is, if she can discover why all the repairs she's done recently seem to be going bad. She is determined not to sell out to her nasty ex, Jared, but isn't sure just how. And when Drew discovers what his mother has done to teach him a lesson, he realizes two things: he is on his own, with the threat of death hanging over his head, and Erica is in danger, not only from those magicals after him, but from her vicious ex, Jared, who will do anything to sabotage Erica's garage.

I really enjoyed this story. Erica is a strong woman, and she is determined to succeed with her business. She wants to see the good in everyone, even her awful ex, but even she has an eventual epiphany when Drew convinces her about Jared. She is also determined not to become another notch on Drew's considerable, if metaphorical, bedpost. Yes, she wants him, but on her terms, not his. Too bad her heart didn't follow the program, as she eventually falls for the man she finds under the spoiled and pampered exterior.

Once Drew pulls his head out of his posterior, he discovers that he needs to stop being the Witch version of a man whore, and take responsibility for his actions. I really enjoyed watching as Drew finally grew up into the man he was meant to be, and learned that only when love is given freely, with no strings, can it end up as the treasure it really is.

Do Erica and Drew find a happily ever after, as well as a screaming hot and passionate love life? Yes, but they find even more, they find friendship along with the heat, as they face the big challenges together, head on.