CHRISTMAS WITH THE WHITE BROTHERS by L.V. Lewis ~ #ASMSG #IR/MC #EroticRomance

Say what? L.V. Lewis has written another book?

Follow-upWell, yes. What I’ve always known, and what has become exceedingly apparent in my time away from actively writing and publishing is that something that is your passion cannot be left to lie fallow. It gets in your blood, it becomes part of you that refuses to be restrained.

As many of you know, I had some personal family crises earlier this year, and I believed that my epic writer’s block was caused by all these things that happened back-to-back. Now that some of these issues have been addressed, I was able to finally exercise my creative muscle again, and just in time for the holidays!CWTWB - Tristan Promo

So, this short novella, Christmas With The White Brothers, became that last thing I had to do in the erotic realm before I completely move on to other genres. It also serves the dual purpose of introducing you to the writer who will complete the Jungle Fever saga, LaVie EnRose. You can read more about Ms. EnRose in the newsletter I sent out earlier today via Mailchimp, and also at the back of the novella :).

Additionally, there are some excerpts in my backmatter from an author I’ve featured here on my blog, Bev Elle, a new author in the IR/MC genre whom I also met at a local writer’s group. Check out her books if you need some reading variety.

Many of you will recognize a portion of this novella as a scene I wrote for the members of my Facebook Group, The Block. However, LaVie and I added approximately thirteen thousand words to it to bring you Christmas With The White Brothers as a bridge to Double Switch in 2015!

LaVie and I will work together sometimes much like other writing duos do in the industry (think Christina Lauren), but her name alone will go on Double Switch and the final as yet unnamed book in the series. So, without further ado, I’d like to share the buy links, summary, and a brief excerpt from Christmas With The White Brothers!

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CHRISTMAS WITH THE WHITE BROTHERS

by L.V. Lewis

Publication Date: December 9, 2014

Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance, Erotic Romance, IR/MC

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SUMMARY

Keisha Beale has an ‘arrangement’ with one of the richest men in Chicago, who treats her like a queen, but she wants normalcy for the holidays. Well, as much normal as you can get from a man like Tristan White, who has everything and doesn’t think love is something he needs.

Jada Jameson’s dark past may be surprising to some considering the family she comes from. Nathan White wants her in every way a man wants a woman, but she needs hardcore kink, and the pace at which their relationship is progressing has left her wanting more.

Will the ladies of Kente Studio Records get everything they want from their first Christmas with the White brothers?

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EXCERPT, Chapter 5

Tristan comes prepared, of course. He has a big-assed gift bag for Mama, and even a present for the Reverend. I shake my head.

“What?” he says.

“You never do anything half-assed,” I say.

He smirks. “It’s like you like to say, ‘Go big or stay home.’”

Those are strange words coming from a man the cost of whose suit could feed all the homeless people in Chicago on Christmas Day. He reaches in to ring the doorbell, but I touch his hand and stop him.

“Why do you go to such lengths with my mother? I’m your submissive. Nothing more.” I gesture toward his gifts. “All this is making her think this thing between us is more than it really is.”

He seems taken aback for a moment, but then he responds. “You’re wrong. You’re my business partner, and I’d hope after almost a year you would now consider me a friend.”

“With benefits,” I say morosely. “At this rate, you’re going to have to break up with both of us when you decide it’s time to move on.”

“Do you want me to beg off? I could get a call and leave.”

I don’t get to answer because Mama swings the door open. “Well, are you two going to stand out here yakking, or are you coming in?”

“Coming in.”

“Most definitely,” Tristan and I say almost simultaneously.

While he leans in and gives Mama a hug and presents her with his gift, Reverend Johnson gives me a hug. After all the greetings are done, and we’ve hung our coats on the coat tree, Mama grabs her camera off an end table.

“There’s mistletoe,” she says pointing at the ceiling above us.

“I’ve never been one to let a perfectly good cluster of mistletoe go to waste,” Tristan says and sweeps me into his arms and plants a back-bending, dramatic movie-style kiss on me.

“Awww,” Mama says and snaps, but the camera’s flash malfunctions. “One more, one more.”

“So sad, you missed your chance,” I say, and begin to move away.

Mama’s not having it. “Come on, Keisha, be a sport now. Tristan, don’t let her get away.”

Of course, he does exactly what Mama says and pulls me back underneath the mistletoe. “Come on, sweetheart, let’s make this holiday memorable for your mother.” Tristan scoots in close, bends his knees, and holds me in a tight hug, cheek-to-cheek, our faces angled toward Mama and her camera.

“Big smile,” Mama says. We smile on cue and she gets her money shot, but Tristan doesn’t let me go. He leans in and kisses me tenderly really laying it on thick for Mama.

“Awww,” she says again. “You remind us old geezers what it’s like to be young and in love.”

Tristan and I both stiffen, but I recover first and pat his back, like I’m soothing him, because I’m sure those words have shocked the shit out of him. My eyes shoot daggers at Mama, but she just smiles and acts all aloof.

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SWEETEST TABOO by Harper Miller ~ COVER REVEAL

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Synopsis:

New York City, Late Summer 2009

Like many single women who reside in the city that never sleeps, Micah Foster has had numerous encounters with undesirable men that make her want to renounce love. Just when she’s on the verge of calling it quits in her quest to find love and a sustainable relationship with a Dominant man, her friend Kisa requests her company for a girl’s night out at Spanxxx, a local fetish club. Both Kisa and Micah are seasoned submissive players in the BDSM lifestyle. Micah has been involved in the scene since her early twenties, but she has yet to meet a Dominant she meshes with and takes seriously. Now, at age thirty, she continues to search for a connection that repeatedly eludes her. Under duress, she crosses paths with Dominant Rick Thomas. Unusual and dire circumstances bring the pair together, and he’s exactly what Micah has been searching for.

The Sweetest Taboo is aptly titled. It’s an unconventional erotic love story that provides a different perspective of a relationship involving D/s and BDSM. The reader will follow Micah and Rick’s journey from beginning to end. You’ll laugh, you’ll be turned on, and most of all, you’ll find yourself cheering for their love.

*Disclaimer* If rough sex, an interracial pairing (Black woman/White man), D/s, and BDSM are of no interest to you, you should bypass this story. Intended for a mature and kinky audience. Recommended for adults 18+.

 

Excerpt:

“Afternoon.” I shoved My hands down into the pockets of My lab coat before I did something unprofessional. “Are you all ready to go?”

she nodded. “Yes, Dr. Thomas. The nurse brought my discharge papers a few hours ago. i was just packing my stuff before heading out, but i’m glad You stopped by. i wanted to thank You for Your help.

“i can’t tell You how humbled i am by Your act of kindness. You saved my life, and i will be forever grateful,” she said as her eyes darted around the room, looking everywhere but at Me. she shoved a sweater into her bag with less care than she took with her other clothing.

her words were sincere, but for whatever reason, I must have made her nervous, although I wasn’t sure why. she gathered the plastic bag and her purse before quickly brushing past Me and exiting the room.

This was not how I envisioned things going. I increased My pace and caught up with micah at the nurse’s station. It was all or nothing; I only had a few moments to make an impression.

“ms. foster? micah?” I called out. I composed Myself as I approached her.

she slowed her pace, bid farewell to the nurses, then turned in My direction. I jumped at the opportunity, unable to wait a moment longer. “ms. foster, I was hoping to speak with you before you left. Once you signed the discharge papers, the doctor-patient relationship ended. That means I’m no longer your treating physician and you’re no longer My patient. With that said, I have a question I’d like to ask. Please hear Me out. Don’t take this the wrong way . . .”

her facial expression was unreadable, so I continued.

“I’m not trying to be a creep, but I would regret letting you leave today without at least giving this a fair shot. I sincerely apologize if you feel this is inappropriate or too forward, but ms. foster, I’d love your company for a drink or dinner . . . whichever you’d prefer. Will you allow Me to take you out?”

Waiting for her answer seemed to take an eternity. she didn’t look at My face; instead her gaze landed somewhere around the name embroidered on the left breast pocket of My lab coat. her lower lip found its way between her teeth as she stared, apparently deep in thought. In what seemed to be a delayed reaction, she gawked up at My face, clearly surprised by My question.

Was she put off by the entire idea or just caught off guard by My request? Either way, her answer would let Me know which way she was leaning. I just hoped to God she wasn’t leaning toward no.

she finally provided Me a small reprieve. “You want to take me out?”

“Yes.”

“Like on a date?”

“Yes,” I replied again.

“i’m sorry, Dr. Thomas, but i don’t date,” she said, dismissing Me as she continued toward the elevators.

Oh, she was going to make this interesting. her flippant attitude bothered the hell out of Me, but I was going to see this through. I quickly followed in an attempt to catch her before the elevator doors opened and she walked out of My life.

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Bio:

Harper Miller is a thirty-something native New Yorker. She’s traveled the world and lived in a variety of places but always finds her way back to the Big Apple.

A lackluster love life leaves time to explore new interests, for Harper it is writing. The Sweetest Taboo is her debut novella. In her mind the perfect Alpha male possesses intellect, humor, and a kinky streak that rivals the size of California.

When she isn’t writing, Harper utilizes her graduate degree in the field of medical research. She enjoys fitness-related activities, drinking copious amounts of wine, and going on bad dates.

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Meet The White Twins From 50SoJF ~ Tristan and Nathan

Audio Book CoverEarlier this week the narrator of my new audiobook for Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever, Marie Helene, wrote me a very nice email. In it she advised newbie me that the audiobook would most likely be out in early August given ACX’s historical performance. She also gave me that much needed kick in the rear I needed to get going on promoting this new format of my book. Her kind encouragement really galvanized me to to create some nice passive promotional ads to raise awareness among my readership for the audiobook.

I have to admit that even though I played it cool with her, I was scared spitless about mounting a marketing campaign for Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever, the audiobook. I was clueless as to how to do this, but she thought my ideas were good, so I decided to run with them. So yesterday (yes, the audiobook came out yesterday), I contacted a friend of mine and asked her to help me by creating some stills that I could use for my characters, on which I could place some blurbs from the story. (I have to admit here, I’m kind of borrowing this idea from my friends Nia Forrester and Christopher Bynum who do this to perfection.)

My Facebook group, The Block, is very good at describing my characters for me. The members have all read Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever, some of them multiple times, and we’ve all participated in the fun of choosing actors we believe might be a good fit for my characters. We settled after much debate on Paul Walker (not the Paul Walker in the Fast & Furious franchise, but the Paul Walker in “Takers” wearing Armani or something close to it.) He is Tristan, or “Mr. Buttoned Down,” when he’s in the suit, and Nathan, “Mr. B-Baller, when he’s dressed down. However, I know I couldn’t use Paul Walker’s likeness in my campaign to represent Tristan and Nathan White. I had to find someone in my arsenal of stock photo sites to fit the bill. So, I rummaged on every site I could find, trying to locate my Tristan and Nate, and what follows is a model I found who comes very close. So when you see my passive little ads floating around on Facebook and other social media, you’ll immediately recognize these guys as Tristan and Nate White, my twin Dominants who get to sex up Keisha and Jada in Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever.

Let me know in the comments what you think about these photos of Tristan and Nathan White (or the model I’ve dubbed Tristan and Nathan White).

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My Review of The Siren by Tiffany Reisz

the-sirenI have been touting Tiffany Reisz’s The Siren as my favorite book within the genre I write since I read it last fall. Because I discovered it in the middle of writing my second book, I didn’t have the luxury of reading it several times and totally immersing myself in Nora Sutherlin’s world like I would have were I not a writer myself.

I miss the days when I was just a reader. As a reader you can read books over and over again until you either get enough, or desire to read more. With great books, you always desire to read more because you just know you’ve missed something pertinent as you devour the words. The Siren falls in the category of “great book” for me and is one that I will read again and again.

There are many things about The Siren I consider utter genius, which I will attempt to share with you in this review. First of all, I love that the heroine, Nora Sutherlin is an erotica writer who practices the peculiar brand of kink she writes about. She is also a Dominatrix whose clientele lists reads like a veritable Who’s-Who in New York City, and around the world. Although she is a best-seller at thirty-three, Nora is not embraced by the literary world, much like a true-to-life erotica writer we all know and some love today. However, unlike this best-selling erotica writer we know today, Nora Sutherlin agrees to work with a renowned editor to improve her story which is being published by Royal House Publishing.

Editor, Zachary Easton, nicknamed “The London Fog” because of his less-than-sunny disposition, has been assigned by his managing editor, J. P. Bonner to make Nora’s new book the stellar literary work it deserves to be. Zach reluctantly agrees to take Nora on conditionally. As he prepares to leave for the L.A. branch in six weeks, he will work with Nora on the rewrites, but he will decide once the book is finished if it should be published. After a rough start, surprisingly, Nora’s writing impresses Zach, and they work very well together–even through the growing attraction they have for each other.

Although they each have previous relationships (and in Nora’s case, a burgeoning current relationship) that preclude anything other than a physical relationship for them, Zach has assured Nora there won’t be any sex until after the book is finished. Nora rises to the challenge and uses this as her motivation to meet Zach’s deadline. She is also very driven, because she hopes her work will finally be validated by her new publisher.

As drawn to Nora as he is, Zach remains irrevocably in love with his estranged wife, Grace, and he tortures himself incessantly for having lost her. His feelings for Grace continue to exist even though he indulges himself with guilt-ridden fantasies about Nora. While Nora remains irrevocably in love with Søren, the man who introduced her to BDSM, and exercises her Catholic guilt over her feelings for Wesley, her nineteen year old assistant. There is a healthy amount of guilt and secrets to go around for all.
Reisz masterfully develops the characters, peeling layer after layer of their secrets back to reveal exactly who they are. Another facet of the genius of the author is her use of the juxtaposition of the sacred and the profane, skillfully interwoven in a way that one might believe revolting to both the truly religious and the atheist alike, but somehow Reisz makes it all work. She also infuses Nora Sutherlin with that inimitable quality that some women possess which makes other women immediately hate her. I expected to despise Nora by the end of the book, but she and all the other players were written so beautifully, the objective reader can only love them and root for them to be happy. However, because there’s only one Nora and three men (in this book) who are part of her romantic life, someone is going to be hurt.

Nora cloaks her vulnerability in a blunt, unapologetic, in-your-face strength that could be off-putting, but you can’t resist loving her, as all the men in her life clearly do. Zach is taciturn and charming, but tortured by a guilty conscience of his own making. Kingsley Edge is one character I really want to get to know better, but what I saw of him in The Siren was very intriguing. Søren is an enigma, but impressive nonetheless. I had a hard time liking him in the beginning, but he redeems himself in my eyes eventually (and I won’t tell you how, because I’m not going to spoil). And, Wes, the vanilla Christian boy who loves a Dominatrix is absolutely fascinating.

This is one of the most intelligently written books I’ve ever read, bar none. It goes to show that even in the genre of erotica; there are also levels of literary greatness to aspire to, and to be achieved. Tiffany Reisz does this in spades.

The Siren savages your emotions, yet leaves you wanting and needing to have your heart shredded anew; as I’m sure Reisz will happily do again in The Angel, The Prince and coming very soon, The Mistress.

I give The Siren five stars.

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Tiffany Reisz lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her boyfriend (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.

When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).

THE SIREN was awarded the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Erotic Romance 2012.

If she couldn’t write, she would die.

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Four Tiffany Reisz Books

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The Prince – Amazon

The Mistress – Amazon

Promo Post ~ The Domino Effect by Jill Elaine Hughes

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Author:  Jill Elaine Hughes

Genre: Erotic Thriller

Publication Date:  March 24, 2013

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Synopsis

 

Twenty-one-year-old college student and aspiring journalist Nancy Delaney’s nose for news smells a hot story idea when it comes to international playboy and artist Peter Rostovich. But as she works to get her story, she soon becomes intimately entangled with the mysterious Rostovich, who finds her irresistible. He becomes Nancy’s ticket to sexual awakening, and she soon discovers she has an appetite for bondage, too.

And there’s far more to Rostovich than just his art — he’s involved in a strange, violent criminal underworld that kidnaps Nancy and spirits her halfway around the world, where she’s held prisoner and made to serve as private Dominant-for-hire somewhere in the former Soviet Union. Will the sexual powers Rostovich helped awaken in her be Nancy’s only hope for escape?

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JILL ELAINE HUGHES is a professional journalist, playwright, memoirist, and fiction author. She has written for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Washington Post, Cat Fancy magazine, New Art Examiner, and numerous other media outlets. Her plays have been widely published and produced by theaters in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco, the United Kingdom, and Australia. She is also the author of several New Adult fiction books. Ms. Hughes also writes erotic fiction under two pen names: Jamaica Layne and Jay E. Hughes.

 

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“LOVE IS IN THE AIR” VALENTINE’S DAY BOOK DISCOUNT

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In celebration of Valentine’s Day and the imminent release of book 2 of The Ghetto Girl Romance Quadrilogy, I have discounted “Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever” to .99 for Valentine’s Day Only!

Now’s the time to buy for those who’ve missed the KDP FREE Day promotions and would still like to get it for a song.

So, mosey on over to SmashWords and grab it in just about any platform you need here:

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The coupon code you have to enter to get the discount is: SV23C

I changed price on Amazon, too, but not sure if it will take by the Holiday.

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