September 19, 2014

Friday Flames has been Ensnared!



Welcome red hot writer Charisma Knight!

When you visit Charisma's website, you'll be greeted by a warning which reads: 
"Warning, erotic content located within this site, not suitable for minors."

Well hell, you had me at WARNING!

Charisma has a new release (no pun intended) that's sure to raise your temperature. Truly worthy of the Friday Flames.

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Explicit Excerpt:

“I remember those words well, Rhyker. Now, I wonder if you’ll follow through on them, this time.”

Gently, he rolled her over on her back and spread her legs. “I’ve waited long enough,” he said, as his gaze lingered on her body. Slowly, he stroked her clit until her entire body tingled and she became wet.

“Yesss,” he hissed as she rode his fingers. “That’s right, baby.”

She watched Rhyker close his eyes and licked his lips. “Ride my fingers.” His voice was like velvet, washing over her entire being. Her eyes grew wide as her body began to quake.

Unnhh!” she cried while the pit of her stomach clenched. His eyes snapped open when she started to squirm beneath him.

“Your body just sucks my fingers in. Yes, oh, you’re coming. Mmm, you’re so wet for me,” he instigated. He licked his lips before pressing them together.

Charlie rolled her head from side to side, grabbed her breasts, and pinched her nipples. “Rhyker!” Her voice was unrecognizable even to her ears. “I want you inside me now,” she demanded.

“We’ve all night,” he reassured her. “Let me pleasure you and take our time.”

She shook her head. “You need to hurry.”

He placed a thick finger against her mouth. “Are you rushing me?”

Slowly, his finger work brought her on the edge of another delicious orgasm. Charlie
couldn’t take it anymore and screamed her pleasure.

Rhyker, I want you now, please don’t make me wait. I don’t want to
wait. Please,” she begged.

“Be still or you’ll receive no pleasure tonight,” he commanded and kissed his way down her torso. Along the way, he stopped to indulge in tasting the fleshy mounds. He moaned before capturing a dark nipple between his teeth.

His threat subsided her impatience. Charlie drew in a breath as his long tongue extended from his mouth. It was unusually long and smooth in texture. The tip held a deep slit, resembling that of a reptilian forked tongue, only it was thicker.

Rhyker!” she exclaimed, and fisted a handful of blond hair. She became wetter as his large, roughened hands simultaneously squeezed her breasts, pushing them together. Her pulse raced and her body tingled as he greedily shoved both pointed tips into his mouth.

Charlie’s breath stilled, and her heart drummed against her chest when he bit down on her nipple and held it there, in between those sharp teeth.

She bit her lip as their eyes locked together. Her wetness increased, and she gyrated her body against his large one.

He released the nipple and began lapping at it, soothing it. The pained pleasure was the most delicious she’d felt in her life. “Yes,” she insisted as her body tingled, yearning for more. “Again.” She was on fire and she could only dream what other pleasures awaited them.

Rhyker chuckled before doing the same to the other nipple. Charlie yelped and let out a gasp as he bit down hard. Gradually he increased the pressure, just like before. “Ohmigod! Rhyker!”

Releasing her breasts, he delivered wet kisses down the length of her body. His large hands caressing her marred skin. He continued the journey, slowly, seductively until he reached the spot where she wanted him most.

He glared up at her as he spread her legs wide to accommodate his hulking physique. “I could devour you.” His eyes were glazed and his breathing was shallow. He growled as he gently parted her delicate folds with his thumbs, exposing her pearl to his heated gaze. That turned her on immensely.

Charlie propped herself up on both elbows to witness her Dragon Warrior invaded her flesh with his probing tongue. “Then devour me, whole,” she insisted. Her legs quivered slightly as he placed them on his broad shoulders.

Holding her captive with his burning eyes, he ran his rough fingers along the soaked seam of her swollen lips. She held her head back and cried out, jerking her hips against Rhyker’s face. She watched him again as he gently manipulated the engorged nubbin which he ever so gently held between his teeth.

Charlie swallowed hard and stilled her movements as he entered her with a thick digit. “Aw, yes,” she mused. “Yes, Rhyker, deeper, harder.”

He obliged by clamping down harder on the sensitive tissue, forcing her body to detonate. Hungrily Rhyker flicked his long tongue across her swollen flesh. He replaced his finger with his tongue and gently chuckled as he curled it deep inside her. Charlie’s eyes rolled in the back of her head because his tongue seemed to reach a part of her his finger hadn’t.

He knew it apparently and held it there, increasing pressure against the spot that sent her spiraling into temporary insanity.

Charlie shuddered when he brought her to the first orgasm with his tongue. Oh, but he wasn’t finished with her. The wicked gleam in his eyes told her so. Rhyker smiled wickedly as he dipped his head and manipulated her flesh again with that long, devilish tongue of his.

With rounded lips Charlie dug her hands into his thick mass of his hair. She rode his face in earnest as he plunged in and out of her wetness.

Hmmm.” She hummed and eventually shrieked as he pinned her hips to the bed. She wriggled, but he pinned her down. He’d overpowered her, in more ways than one.









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September 15, 2014

Fairytale Magic Blog Hop!



Love all things Fairy Tale?

We're celebrating them in all their forms: 
* Originals
* Adaptations
* Twists
* Retellings

Sweet or steamy or a little bit twisted! Hop through all the blogs for giveaways at each stop! And don't forget to enter for the $100 Amazon gift card grand prize drawing too!

Welcome to the Fairytale Blog Hop! 

The title of my blog says it all, I write Modern Mythic Romance.

If you like to escape the humdrums of everyday life and are looking to escape into a world of adventure…              
these might be the books for you!

After all, what’s a little heat without a little romance?


The heart has a healing magic all its own.



Man by day, Centaur by night, Rhycious is a remedy maker who needs his own healing.

He's the royal physician, famous for his cures. War and posttraumatic stress disorder has broken his spirit, preventing him from finding true happiness. Then a direct order from the queen to investigate an uprising forces him out of his secluded cabin at the edge of the forest.

Patience is an optimistic, good-natured Wood Nymph who works as a mediator to ensure harmony within the Nymph sector.

Environmental pollution in the aquifer stream that feeds the taproot tree of her heart is slowly killing her. Resigned to the fact she will not live long, she sets out to discover the mysterious disappearance of her sister. Experience has taught her to deny herself the love of a male, but the gruff Centaur is different. He doesn't push his expectations on her, only his healing nature.

When Rhycious loses his grip on reality, he believes his inability to control his disorder will drive Patience away. Nevertheless, desire flares, and Patience draws him close. Kidnapping and betrayal turn their mythic joint venture into a deadly bout.


Will their love endure when survival hinges on trusting each other?

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Can he gain her trust? Can he trust himself?



SHE TAKES A CHANCE.

Determined to forge a better life, Ella launches her new business with high hopes—until a sexy Centaur bumps into her and throws her life off course. Voted “Most Eligible Bachelor in Boronda”, Aleksander shakes up her world and tilts her in more ways than one.

HE’S IN DANGEROUS TERRITORY.

Years of warfare and countless bedroom encounters have stolen Kempor Aleksander’s luster for life. He never expects to rediscover his zeal in the small, redheaded form of Ella the Troll, who fires his blood hotter than the deepest caverns in the forest.

A PASSION SO HOT.

Trouble lingers in their midst—and edges ever closer, Alek and Ella spiral into troubled terrain. Turning to each other, the pair face down dangers that run impenetrably deep in their mythological world.

But will the two lovers discover a passion that runs even deeper?

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Within the Portals of Oz, nothing is as it seems in the Land Down Under.



Abelia, a Boronda Forest Wood Nymph…

She came to Willow Bay to satisfy her curiosity of human life, and got more than she bargained for.

Jack, an archeologist bent on discovery…

He can't wait to leave Pennsylvania and return to his explorations in Australia, where life is filled with dingos and roos.

Danger abounds…

Human hunters stalk the enthralling Abelia, and Jack comes to her rescue. The hunters back off, but she suddenly vanishes, and he's left confused as he returns home to the rugged Outback.

They’ll risk it all…

When Abelia magically appears in Jack's kitchen, she must divulge who and what she really is and risk the mythic people's secret for his help to return home. Meanwhile, he risks his heart in convincing her to stay.

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September 13, 2014

Ensnared, a new release by Charisma Knight.


I just love the excitement of a new book! Especially so when my friends have a new release.

Congratulations Charisma Knight!



She has a delicious Sci-Fi that came out on September 6th.



Blurb:

Naturally feisty Charlie Marine plans for an extended vacation on Mars in spite of all the abductions in her area. When she misses her shuttle, a strange Xuldarian man claiming to be a pilot approaches her. Against her better judgment and eager to start her vacation, she takes him up on his offer and discovers she’s been abducted and to be delivered to a Vaakulsian Commander--Rhyker Aluhira. 

Rhyker knew from the first time he laid eyes on the tall, dark, and beautiful Earth goddess that he was in for the long haul--only, he didn’t know just how much of a fight she’d put up to preserve her identity. Unlike submissive Xuldarian and Vaakulsian women, Charlie is brave and defiant. Rhyker fears her outspoken ways will soon place her in danger. Can Rhyker and Charlie meet each other half way or will they continue to butt heads in a world where women are expected to be subservient?


Excerpt:

Rhyker’s chest tightened as he carefully walked around the bodies of Vaakulsians littering the streets. Crystalline buildings now lay in shattered ruins and a heavy cloud of smoke lingered in the once-beautiful skies of Vaakulsia. Bombs had been dropped, causing large sinkholes to open in the earth. Soot covered his body from the war Earthlings had initiated when he and his leaders refused to allow them to colonize and mine Vaakulsia’s valuable resources.

Choking back tears threatening to fall, he tightened his mouth and continued his search for his wife and child, despite the skull-splitting pain he’d experienced due to the poisons lingering in the air. Planet Vaakulsia was no more, thanks to the war that had raged for the better half of a year.

When the war erupted six months ago between the Vaakulsians and the Earthlings, Rhyker and his brother Rhogwaar, along with one hundred and fifty of his men, took to the stars. With the assistance of his Xuldarian friend, Jader, they made an effort to fight the invaders from Earth.

They would have won the war if the humans hadn’t taken things a step further. No one knew exactly just how low they would sink to win not just the battles, but the war. The Agency sunk to biological warfare to end it all after successfully managing to shield Earth from any type of invasion.

Only yesterday, the humans decided to bring out their biggest weapon; the virus they created to hopefully infect and rid the great dragons from their coveted home. No one saw it coming, not even his allies, the Xuldarians. His skin still itched from whatever it was they’d dropped on the planet. His eyes watered and his throat burned and he was sure he didn’t have long to live, but he needed closure—needed to find Mira and Kalen.

Rhyker! Over here!” He heard the strained voice of his brother, Rhogwaar, calling to him from across the hazy neighborhood. Rhyker’s heart dropped to his stomach and on shaky legs, he ran from the outpost to his brother. A sliver of hope ignited within him, but before it began to bloom, the sight he was met with cruelly snatched the fragile emotion from him.

Rhyker gasped and took several steps toward his brother who was kneeling next to his wife, Mira, and their son, Kalen. Her head had been partially shaven and he became enraged when he saw needle marks marring her arms. He dropped to his knees beside his brother and began to shake as he stared at the agonized look on her face. Tears misting his eyes, he wiped a piece of her black, curly hair away from her oval face. Her once smooth, mahogany skin now possessed a sick, dark bluish color to it. He glanced over at Kalen lying next to Mira’s  corpse. Chest tightening, he reached out to smooth the golden-brown curls away from the boy’s light brown face.

“Most of the citizens were tested on while we were gone,” Rhogwaar said breathlessly, struggling to fight back tears. “Every Vaakulsian I’ve encountered dies—from the toxin released in the air—but it doesn’t have any effect on the humans at all.”

“I want them dead,” Rhyker said, no longer in control of himself. “I want the humans responsible for this to die.”

Rhogwaar placed a heavy hand on his brother’s shoulder. “Mira wouldn’t have wanted that, Brother. You must honor her wishes.”

“They’ve always wanted to rest among the stars and we shall grant them that,” Rhyker said as he rose to his feet. “But these humans must pay.”

Rhyker.”

“It is pointless to argue with me, Rhogwaar.”

“What do we do now?” Rhogwaar asked with a bewildered look crossing his face.

“Our planet is no longer fit for life. We need to take to the stars and destroy it from there after releasing Kalen and Mira.” He exhaled and folded his arms across his chest.

“Destroy Vaakulsia?”

“Our planet is several times smaller than Earth, yet they wanted to take what didn’t belong to them. As you said, the virus doesn’t seem to have an effect on them, so Vaakulsia must be destroyed. I’ll not have them colonize what’s left of our home. I’d rather destroy it myself.”

“Perhaps it will be fit for life years from now,” Rhogwaar suggested.

Rhyker turned to glare at his brother. “It may take thousands of years for Vaakulsia to heal herselfPerhaps then she will be suitable for life.”

“Can we really hope for such, Brother. Perhaps we should just leave it be. You’re not thinking rationally—none of us are.”

Rhyker grit his teeth as Commander Jader strode up to them and placed a strong hand on Rhyker’s shoulder. “Old friend, you fought well. I am sorry for your loss.”

Rhyker stared at the cold yellowish-gold eyes of his commander but couldn’t say anything. “They’ve taken everything from us. I want revenge.”

Jader calmly ran a palm over his sleek, short brown hair and sighed. “And what they’ve taken, we can rebuild elsewhere, but revenge, Rhyker? You know Mira would not want that. I have a plan if you’re interested.”

Rhyker narrowed his eyes and crossed his arms across his chest. “If it’s to my liking.”

“Depends on what that plan is, with all due respect, Jader,” Rhogwaar muttered with a fierce look carved on his face.

“I’m traveling to Earth first chance I get,” Rhyker said.

“Brother, listen to yourself. You’re not thinking clearly, that field will destroy you. The Agency has put a lock down on Earth, and no one, alien, human, or otherwise can make it through!”

“I assure you, it’s an offer you can’t refuse,” Jader said with a gentle smile. “You just need time to pull yourself together.”

Before Rhyker could speak, his second and third in command, Megladon and Vyjaak strode up beside them. Vyjaak held up a human head. “For Vaakulsia.” With a grunt, he tossed the bloodied part into a heap along with the rest of the humans they’d slain.

“We have no home, no families…” Megladon spoke gruffly. “We should destroy Earth along with the insects it harbors.”

There are only a small handful of Vaakulsians left,” Rhogwaar told them.

“The survivors we have on the ship are ill and will possibly die. We’ve managed to quarantine them,” Rhyker added.

“They were here when the germ was released.” Vyjaak sadly shook his head. “There’s no one else. The humans wanted to wipe out our race, and with the exception of those survivors, myself, Megladon, Kronen, you, and Rhogwaar, they’ve succeeded.”

“What’s to become of us?” Megladon insisted. “Where do we go from here?”

“We’ll live on our ship,” Rhyker said through clenched teeth.

“That’s no life for a Vaakulsian Dragon Lord,” Megladon insisted. “For centuries, we’ve battled just about every alien race who threatened to take our home—and won! And now, we’re forced to live on a ship! I don’t like it.” Spittle clung to Megladon’s dirty blond beard, and his gray eyes flared a dangerous blue.

Rhyker turned, observing his second in command. “Stand down, Megladon. Now’s not the time to discuss this. We’ll board the ship, and then we’ll discuss where we take up residence.”

Kronen, Rhyker’s first in command walked out of the ashes, his large hand clutching the forearm of a human soldier, the redheaded man was practically being dragged along the ground. When Kronen reached them, he forced the man to the ground, held his arm up as his hand slowly morphed from human to a large claw.

“Take him to the ship,” Rhyker ordered. “I want to probe his mind.” As the eldest of his group of dragons, he possessed the unique ability to merge and read the minds of others.

“I’d rather slit his throat and watch him bleed,” Kronen snarled.

“You may do it after I’ve probed his mind,” Rhyker said and focused on penetrating the shield the weak human tried putting up. He felt the panic slamming into him from the human who now feared for his life and he immediately heard his thoughts.

“Oh, no. No, no, no, no. I never knew they could be this powerful. He didn’t tell me how powerful they were!”

“Who do you speak of?” Rhyker asked mentally.

“I’m so sorry, but they’ll kill me if I tell you.”

“And I’ll kill you if you don’t tell me.” Rhyker pushed. Then he saw something else. “No, wait, what the hell are you doing?”

Before Rhyker could react, the human collapsed. “What the fuck?” he gasped angrily. “I want a name and I want it now,” he roared. “Are there any survivors who’ve minds I can probe?”

“The bloody lot on that pile wouldn’t have known anything,” Rhogwaar stated. “This man was one of their high ranking officers and I’m sure he knew something.”

Jader, what is the meaning of this? I need to know something and now,” he huffed. “My patience is wearing thin!”

“You fail to remember to whom you are speaking!” Jader said in a gruff voice. “I’ve been by your side for the longest time, Rhyker, and don’t you forget it!”

Rhyker growled and narrowed his eyes, suddenly realizing something was off about Jader. “I was so close, Jader. He knew something.”



Woo-hoo! I think Charisma Knight has hit a home-run with Ensnared

And because I love Sci-Fi, I can't wait to read this latest release. Thank you for letting me share your work on my blog.



August 22, 2014

Welcome NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Lowery!




Give me a big ol' flaming welcome to my good friend 
Jennifer Lowery!

Hi Friday Flamers and all you fabulous readers out there *waves* Thank you so much for having me today! 

My romantic suspense, Maximum Risk (Book #1, Wolff Securities), released this month so I’m very excited to be here! 


Thank you so much for sharing it with me!! 

In honor of my release I am giving away an e-book copy of any one of my books (go to my WEBSITE to choose) to one lucky commenter so please leave me a comment with your EMAIL so I can contact you if you win!!

Blurb:

It should have been a simple rescue mission…

Retired Pararescueman, Quinn Wolff, wrote the book on how to stay alive during a mission when he founded Wolff Securities, an elite private sector security firm. When he fast-ropes down to save missing humanitarian aid worker, Avery Marks, in the remote mountains of Azbakastan he isn’t prepared for the brave, stubborn woman who challenges the rules he wrote in order to protect her.

But when it comes to matters of the heart nothing is simple…

Avery Marks learned a long time ago to take care of herself, but when her convoy is attacked, her friends and coworkers murdered, she has to rely on the aid of intensely capable and handsome, Quinn Wolff to get her safely out of the country. His skills keep her alive, but his kisses put her in danger. In danger of losing her heart. That’s a risk she can’t take ever again.

Excerpt:

Copyright © 2014 Jennifer Lowery

The air in the cave shifted. She went still, tried to slow her breathing. Seconds later Quinn whispered her name.
A sob built in her throat but she pushed it down, unwilling to let him see how his return affected her.
“Avery?” Concerned. Alert.
She tried to answer, but the words stuck in her throat. Seconds later his hand was on her shoulder.
“Are you all right?”
No. Avery pushed the sleeping bag down and sat up. Her hands found his chest, bulky with vest and equipment, but warm and alive. Needing to feel his heartbeat, she found the hem of his t-shirt and slipped her hands underneath. Hot, taut skin slid beneath her hands as they traveled over rippled abs and upward.
His breath caught when she opened her palm over his chest where his heart beat strong and steady.
“Avery—”
She lifted up and pressed her lips to his, cutting him off. This was what she needed. Not talking. Not questions. To know she was alive, that he was alive, and she wasn’t alone. Reassurance that she was free of her captors.
In control.
His lips were warm, strong against hers. He hesitated, then he took over and the kiss no longer belonged to her. His lips moved over hers and stole her breath away. All her fears dissipated until there was only Quinn and the incredible way he was kissing her. Her hands dug into hard muscle, urging him closer. In response he tightened his arms around her.
He pulled away first. His chest heaved in synchrony with hers. In the darkness she couldn’t see his face to read his expression, but his erratic breathing told her he was as affected by the kiss as she was.
“I’m sorry.” She pulled her hand out from beneath his shirt. “I shouldn’t have—I just needed to know—
Quinn’s fingers pressed to her mouth. “Don’t. I get it.”

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Meet Jennifer:


NY Times & USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Lowery grew up reading romance novels in the back of her math book and on the bus to school, and never wanted to be anything but a writer.  Her summers were spent sitting at the kitchen table with her sisters spinning tales of romance and intrigue and always with a tall glass of ice tea at their side. 
Today, Jennifer is living that dream and she couldn’t be happier to share her passion with her readers.  She loves everything there is about romance.  Her stories feature alpha heroes who meet their match with strong, independent heroines.  She believes that happily ever after is only the beginning of her stories. And the road to that happy ending is paved with action, adventure, and romance. As her characters find out when they face danger, overcome fears, and are forced to look deep within themselves to discover love.  
Jennifer lives in Michigan with her husband and two children.  When she isn’t writing she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. 
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Thank you for having me today, Sheri!! I just want to send out a big THANK YOU to all my readers out there! Without you I wouldn’t be here. My wish is to one day meet each and every one of you so I can personally thank you for your generosity and support! 

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Jennifer