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At Her Service

8 Racy Novellas Featuring Hired Men at Work

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A good man is easy to find…if you know where to look.

In this hot novella collection, manservants are up for any task and just a click or call away. When these sexy drivers, personal assistants, bodyguards and other hot men on the job make “your wish is my command” their mission, lust–and sometimes love–isn’t far behind.

Includes:

LACE FOREVER by Nicole Flockton
None of designer Lily Green’s careful lists can prepare her for her meeting with Grayson Warren–a bodyguard desperate to get his business back on track.

EYES OF THE WOLF by Emilia Mancini
Private detective Jake McDonnell has been hired to make sure Maria Rodriguez isn’t involved in illegal activities. What he discovers will leave his senses reeling and his body thrumming.

DESIGNATED HITTER by Holley Trent
When Quinn Hathaway arrives on Marina Cassevete’s doorstep for a job, her instinct is to send the troublemaker away, but she can’t afford to tell the charming hustler “no.”

PLAYING PRETEND by Alyse Zaftig
When a romance novelist hires disgraced football player Jude to help her block scenes, business turns to pleasure as the heat slowly turns up.

BOYFRIEND BY THE HOUR by Tara Crescent
Sadie thinks her new neighbor Cole is an escort. He’s not. Given his womanizing past, she doesn’t believe he can be true. Could playing the part of hired boyfriend be the ticket to changing her mind?

HELEN AND THE MAN FROM TROI by Holle Dolce
Adam is a BDSM slave who, desperate for employment, has become a manservant. Although anxious about his new gig, he’s determined that his brand of submission is what lovely, heartbroken Helen requires.

EUROPEAN TOUR by L.V. Lewis
Brody Kent wants to leave his rock star alter ego in the past. Is taking a gig as personal assistant to a pop princess Skylar Samuelson worth the risk of exposing his sordid past?

PERFECT ON PAPER by Kristina Knight
For three weeks, Daisy MacIntosh has been stringing Nick Vega’s firm along and they badly need the influx of cash a new contract will bring. Stepping in to become Daisy’s ManServant isn’t the best idea, but it’s the only one he’s got.

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The R Collection: Two Racy Romance Novellas from One Bestselling Author ~ #ASMSG #KindleUnlimited

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TITLE: THE R COLLECTION

GENRE: Contemporary Erotic Romance, Interracial & Multicultural Romance

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SUMMARY:

Two racy romance novellas from one bestselling author.

REDEEMING THE AMAZON

Karen Freeman is nine years post-op from a double mastectomy. Returning to a normal dating and sex life has been difficult. Her most meaningful relationship after surgery occurred with a man other than her husband.

Paul Beaudelaire, former ladies’ man, had his career in the corps cut short by the loss of his left leg. He returned to New Orleans with a state-of-the-art prosthesis, but left his heart in Baltimore with an ex-model, whose crippled marriage was the only deterrent to his waning honor. A fantasy weekend at The Beaudelaire Hotel may give him a second chance with his contemporary Amazon.

REKINDLING THE FLAME

Sabine Beaudelaire returns to her hometown of New Orleans to the bedside of her favorite uncle, Sebastian Beaudelaire. Estranged for six months from her fiancé of eight years, she still hopes for reconciliation.  But her hopes are short-lived.

Enter a gorgeous “Hot IT Guy”, aka Xander “Fish” Fisbourne, whose sex appeal fills her head with thoughts of propositioning a man for the first time. Fishbourne and the Den of Sin may be exactly what Sabine needs to bring her out of her sexual drought.

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Since I joined this party in mid-stream, I have some catching up to do. The following are the things I have to post daily, and I will post them all on this one post, so they won’t get lost among my other posts!
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DAY ONE (12/15): My Christmas Giveaway is a FREE book, the link to claim is here:

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DAY TWO (12/16): My Christmas Card to you is as follows:

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 DAY THREE (12/17): Perfect Book Lover Gift!
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DAY FOUR (12/18): CHARACTERS ON THE NAUGHTY LIST

Twin Dominants, Tristan and Nathan White

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DAY FIVE (12/19): CHARACTERS ON THE NICE LIST

Keisha Beale & Jada Jameson

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Promo Post ~ The Domino Effect by Jill Elaine Hughes

Tour Banner (1)Title: The Domino Effect (The Domino Series)

Author:  Jill Elaine Hughes

Genre: Erotic Thriller

Publication Date:  March 24, 2013

Event organized by: Literati Author Services

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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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Beautiful Bastard – A Beautiful Departure From Billionaire Alpha-Male Dominants

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My Review of Beautiful Bastard

by Christina Lauren

The authors of Beautiful Bastard and the publishing company openly reveal that this story was once a fanfiction. The publishing industry has validated fanfiction, intentionally or unintentionally, as fair game to publish given their overwhelming reception for Fifty Shades of Grey. That being said, I’m not at all sure why reviewers are making such a big deal out of it. The fact that Fifty Shades was a fanfiction didn’t stop Ms. James from selling millions upon millions of books . . . but I digress. This review is about Beautiful Bastard.

Beautiful Bastard opens with one of the most improbable scenarios I’ve ever had to suspend belief and go with in a story, but it made for really high drama. It also kept me on my toes waiting through the rest of the book for the other shoe of discovery to drop. In reminding myself that this was fiction and erotica, I got over my earlier misgivings and dove into the rest of the book with alacrity.

There was a love/hate relationship between the male and female protagonist that was epic given that they worked closely together every day. Denial must be the new aphrodisiac because these two threw themselves into getting it on all over the place! And then I reminded myself again, that this was erotica. The sex was undeniably hot, but that didn’t turn me on as much as their verbal sparring did. Several times throughout, I found myself laughing out loud at their antics. Admittedly, there were a few places where the dialogue just didn’t seem natural, but when Bennett and Chloe were on, they were like a veritable comic duo.

Is this a literary masterpiece? No. Is it an entertaining contemporary erotic romance? Yes. If you read for entertainment and not a riveting plot, or literary turn of phrase, this is your book! This certainly is a welcome respite from the over-done plot of billionaire alpha-male dominants (and I say this with tongue thoroughly in cheek because I jumped on the bandwagon and wrote a parody of one).

I was given an advance copy of this book by NetGalley in return for an objective review.

I give Beautiful Bastard Four out of Five Stars.

A Solid Female Protag and Alpha Male in Book 1, But Came Up Lacking in Book 2

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As I read “Naked” I found myself being cautiously optimistic that it would be a believable story portraying a solid, yet damaged female protagonist being pursued by a billionaire alpha-male. I was not disappointed. In fact, I found it to be my favorite of all the books in this genre that have been published this year. There was a believable plot, the heroine didn’t annoy me to distraction, and the hero was the right mixture of protective and caring without coming across as a stalker. I loved the backdrop of London during the Olympics, and the vocations for these characters were interesting enough to drive a plot that wasn’t all sex all the time. The foreshadowing piqued my interest enough to make me very excited for the sequel. I give “Naked” easily Four of Five Stars.

 

 

16001443I bought, paid for, and read “Naked” in one sitting and LOVED it, and believed “All In” would pick up where it left off and be a stellar sophomore offering from Ms. Miller. Boy was I disappointed! Ethan’s POV did not ring true to me at all. Even the dialogue in this was choppy, unrealistic, and all over the place. Where was the developmental editor in this sequel? Even a cadre of good pre-readers might have helped her to avoid publishing this mediocre follow-up. As I read I kept hoping upon hope that he would improve, but no dice. I think Raine Miller did herself and Ethan Blackstone a disservice by attempting this from his POV. Here’s hoping the final installment will make up for this attempt that didn’t quite make the mark.

I was provided a copy of All In book by NetGalley via Atria Books in exchange for my objective review. I purchased my own copy of Naked.

Hallelujah! My First Amazon One-Star Review!

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I’m certain most writers and readers alike are thinking: “Is she insane? Why is she celebrating her first one star review?” Well, my reasons are several-fold, and I’ll do my level best to explain.

First, let me be clear. I am not apologizing for writing what ninety plus reviewers and several thousand readers have enjoyed. It would be like cutting off my nose to spite my face. They paid for a product that brought them enough joy to write a positive review to show their appreciation—many of whom had never written reviews before. This honored me to no end because it was then I realized that despite its flaws, this story resonated with some people, and for that I’m truly grateful. I hope I continue to earn your praise and respect as I add to my body of work.

SwirlWriting this parody of the most famous or infamous trilogy in the market today was totally risky on my part. I took the first book of Fifty Shades of Grey and put a humorous, ethnic twist on it. Having dreamed this story up because so many others were putting their unique spins on the 50Shades phenomenon, I was like, what if Ana Steele had been a sistah? How would a strong, black or bi-racial woman handle such an indecent proposal, if you will?

Mind you, I wasn’t naïve enough to believe that I would enter the fray and emerge completely unscathed. I read some of E. L. James’ less-than-complimentary reviews. I knew that people would love or hate my mimicry of it. However, when my Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever was released, after it was judged un-read by some Mean Girl reviewers on GoodReads, it enjoyed a two-month honeymoon stage on Amazon, complete with a run of ninety-plus four- and five-star reviews, and my own version of the “bunker babes,” through several book clubs that have embraced me.

As the days ticked away, and the story was heaped with praise, I kept wondering in the back of my mind, “when is the other shoe going to drop?” Well, it finally dropped today, January 4, 2013, in the form of a one-star review from a reviewer who declared it was so bad, she couldn’t finish reading it. LOL! Don’t you just love it?

To be honest, I wish it had been a reviewer who’d read the whole thing to give me my first one-star, so I could be proud of it. Like people who earn their first dollar in their new business, I wanted to frame that sucker and put it on my wall! I wanted to get something meaningful from an honest critique, so I can work toward improving in my next book, but this review didn’t bring me that. Oh well, there’s always the next one.

What that review did bring me is the experience of breaking that run of praise and accolades that I’m exceedingly thankful for, yet, I needed to see broken, if only for the simple fact that I know the story isn’t perfect. I intentionally made it a novella, and I took short cuts, because I wanted to see if the story was viable. I edited the first draft myself and it showed! Mind you, I’ve gone back and had an editor go over it, but there still may be some grammar and punctuation issues there, some telling and not showing, because I gave it the final once-over (accepted and rejected her efforts), and I’m sure I missed some other things.

My first story was never destined to be classic literature, and I got that from the beginning. It exists for readers’ entertainment pleasure. Period. End of story. This was my debut into the fiction writing world, for better or worse, and I had no aspersions that it would be the darling of the literary world, but I hoped it would find a niche. And find one (or four), it did. The burgeoning genre of Interracial Romance, the fertile genre of African American literature, the spicy genres of Urban, Multiracial and Erotic Romance, all embraced Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever for the parody it is, together with its unique twist on the original story.

One thing my readers have requested enough times, that I truly want to honor, is the call to give Keisha and Tristan their own unique world in which to be alive and thrive, or to crash and burn. You have asked for an original story for them, so with book two of the quadrilogy I am endeavoring to give you just that. It will be a total departure from its parodied counterpart. It will not be Fifty Shades Blacker to parody Fifty Shades Darker, and books three and four will be Jada and Nate’s story, so no precedent to derail there.

celebrationSo, I’m celebrating my first one star review because I know, definitively, this is not the last one-star review I will ever receive for this story, or in my life. Even authors of classic literature and veteran contemporary authors have gotten less-than-stellar reviews, so who am I to think I won’t?

This was my maiden voyage as an author; I knew it would be fraught with the choppy seas that all new writers have to traverse. I have dues to pay. I have more craft to learn. I have to create a strong body of work so I won’t be a flash-in-the-pan, or a one-hit-wonder. So, the ante is way up there when I release my sophomore offering. I know this. I only hope with every fiber of my being that I will be up for the challenge.