Guest Author: Lauren Dane featuring Laid Bare

Friday, July 31

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I had high expectations for Laid Bare, and was very fortunate to be able to read an ARC of this book prior to its release date. It was a book that captivated me from the very beginning. Erin is such a strong, confident person who knows who she is and is not afraid to express herself in her music, her life, and her sexuality. I have to say I think she is one of my favorite female heroines so far this year. She lives her life to the fullest and with no regrets. To me that is very powerful.

And Todd… can I just say WOW, he left me breathless. Even at the start of his relationship with Erin he is a sexy, commanding hero, despite his wariness to acknowledge his true desires. After the end to their brief love affair, both go on to lead the lives they have chosen, for better or for worse. But the journey they lead the reader through to come back to a place, despite all that they have experienced, and find love again is what I found most compelling.

I simply loved Erin and Todd, add Ben to the mix and it was just icing on a very tasty cake. This was a scorching hot, and at times tenderly emotional love story that I highly recommend. I can’t say this enough….I LOVED IT!






Unexpected Desire…

It’s been ten years since clean-cut, sexy-as-hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white-hot fling with Erin Brown, the provocative, wild rocker chick next door. Their power exchange in the bedroom got under his skin. But love wasn’t in the cards just yet…

Now, life has thrown the pair back together. But picking up where they left off is tough, in light of a painful event from Erin’s past. As Todd struggles to earn her trust, their relationship takes an unexpected and exciting turn when Todd’s best friend, Ben, ends up in their bed—and all three are quite satisfied in this relationship without a name. As the passion they share transforms Erin, will it be enough to help her face the evil she thought she had left behind?


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One of the questions I get asked most frequently is where my ideas come from. Each book springs from a different place. Sometimes it’s a snippet of dialog I hear at the grocery store, or a song on the radio, traveling is a great source of ideas as well.

With Laid Bare, it was a vivid scene of my heroine, Erin, that started the story for me. Here’s this woman, she’s young and confident, she owns her power and her ambition and most definitely makes no apologies for who she is and what she likes. This scene turned out to be the opening of the book and it frames who Erin was ten years ago:

Music, raw and hard like sex, pulsed through the speaker stack, caught the people in front of the stage as much as it had her in its grip.

The bass line throbbed through her like a second pulse as the scent of beer and sweat settled into her system. Sweat slicked her forehead and slid down the line of her spine. The muscles in her forearm corded as she played, her fingers finding their way as they had time and again. A secret smile marked her lips as her half lidded eyes focused on something not visible to anyone else.

Yes, it was a man’s world up there, but she’d kicked down the door with her Doc Martens and she wasn’t giving her spot to anyone else. She loved making music, and it fit her like a second skin.

It made her alive.

Her dreads swung forward, partially obscuring her face—adding, she knew, to the overall effect. Her belly, glistening with sweat, slid against the back of her bass where her shirt ended and her low-slung jeans began.

Up there, under the blue lights, she didn’t have to work at it. She was. She was exactly where she wanted to be, a guitar strapped to her body, calluses on her fingers from playing. The muscles in her upper arms were well defined because she hauled equipment around for gigs. There wasn’t any doubt, any self-consciousness. She lived the life she wanted.

Erin Brown had stopped apologizing for wanting things. She grabbed experiences with both hands and gobbled them down.

The book is firmly rooted in music. It’s how Erin communicates her pain, her rage, her joy, her grief. All my books have soundtracks I listen to while I write and edit. I use music to create a feel, so that I can easily slide back into that story when I start writing each day or if I get interrupted to go back and get into the book again after being in another story for a while.

As we return to Seattle ten years after this opening and a super hot fling Erin finally broke off with Todd, her sexy next door neighbor, we see she’s changed and so has he. He’s back and accepting of who he is inside, of what he wants from a woman and she’s not the same, self assured woman she was before. Yes, she still owns her desires, but something horrible has happened to her, it’s dulled some of her boldness.

There are parts of the writing process with this book where it was very dark. Lots of Tool, Deftones and Kittie. Other times it was more emotional and I broke out the singer songwriters like PJ Harvey and Ani Difranco. This sort of framing helped me keep Erin’s state of mind, her heart and what she was struggling with, really clear in my head (and I hope, in the book).

And along came a story element I hadn’t actually envisioned at all when I wrote the synopsis and proposal for my editor. Ben. This book was not meant to be a ménage when I imagined it. But Ben would not let go. He wanted to be in the story and I fought it enough to run into story problems as I tried to adjust here and there to give him a bit more page space until finally I just gave in and let him love Erin. Once that happened, it was like the story simply flowed from me onto the page.

The book was totally unexpected in many ways as I wrote and I’m very pleased with how it ended up. Sometimes you have to whip your characters back into shape and not let them wander around, but other times, you need to listen to the music, to open up and give the characters and the story a bit of a lead, let them roam a bit because sometimes there’s a hidden bit you hadn’t imagined, but that works really well for the story.

This book is about music and music helped frame this story. It’s gentle and sweet in places, hard and dark in others. I hope, like my tracklist, the rising and falling, the ebb and flow of Erin’s life and the lives of her two men will click with readers the way it did in my head!

Lauren


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Find out more about Lauren and her books on her website, her blogs Vixenwriter, and Bring Me My Hookah w/ Megan Hart (I absolutely love this one because of the video diaries...and it is with Megan Hart another SM fav), & on Twitter.

You can purchase her books published by Samhain at either My Bookstore and More, or Books on Board.











I loved Laid Bare, and can't wait to read Coming Undone (sequel to Laid Bare)! Brody (Erin's elder brother) was my favorite supporting character and am so excited that he will be getting his own book. My many sincere thanks to Lauren for agreeing to be my guest while preparing and promoting her book, as well as the ARC of Laid Bare so that I could read it before it was featured.

If you did not already know, Lauren has been celebrating the release of Laid Bare by having an awesome contest "Laid Bare with Flair" on her blog (please see sidebar for widget and more details). It is still going on with daily giveaways of books and clothing accessories (jewelry, scarfs...), from a variety of great authors, but hurry because her contest ends on Aug 3rd, 2009.

Laid Bare's official release date is Aug 4, 2009, and one lucky commenter has the chance to win this amazing book. Yes, that's right, Lauren has offered to give away one copy of Laid Bare, in addition to giving away one copy of Relentless. Two books and two winners. That's what I call a great way to start the weekend!

And don't forget you can earn 5 extra entries to win Lilli Feisty's book Bound to Please by blogging about Lauren's guest post & giveaway at Seductive Musings. See the Monday's Muse post this week for specifics on how to gain these entries.

How to enter the Lauren Dane giveaway:

  • To enter you must leave a meaningful comment

Rules and disclaimers:

  • This contest is open to anyone
  • The contest will end Monday August 3rd at 11:59 pm EST and the winner will be contacted via email on Tuesday August 4, 2009
  • Winners will be selected using Random.org
  • The winners will have THREE days from the date they are contacted to provide the requested information. If you do not respond within three days a replacement winner will be selected. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • The book(s) will be mailed directly from the publisher or author and no substitutions are allowed
  • Seductive Musings is not responsible for prizes that are not honored, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit
  • All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior notice

Good Luck!!!


Join us tomorrow for another special guest, Tymber Dalton

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Guest Author: Maya Banks featuring Sweet Persuasion

Thursday, July 30

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Maya Bank’s Sweet Persuasion, the second in the Sweet series, is our featured book today. I have been a long time fan of Maya’s, and was one of those authors that once I read the first one (Colter’s Woman) I knew that I wanted to read all of her backlist. There was no doubt that I had found a new favorite author to follow. I know that when I pick up one of her stories, whether it be her Harlequin series, the ones published by Samhain, or Berkley that it will have everything that I am looking for in a romance.

Sweet Persuasion did not disappoint, and I think it is the most intense book featured this week. Damon and Serena’s story is similar to what I perceived the BDSM lifestyle to be, yet I came to understand and admire Serena’s desire to live her fantasy, and loved that Damon was strong enough to fulfill it for her and be the man she needed him to be. Sweet Persuasion is a powerful, and passionate love story.




For five years, Serena has run Fantasy Incorporated and has devoted her time to fulfilling her clients’ fantasies. Never her own. Until now…

Her most secret desire is to give ownership of her body to a man. Someone who will command her, pleasure her, and have complete authority over her. So she seeks out Damon Roche, owner of an exclusive sex club and a man strong enough to make her do anything he wants. Anything.

Together they’ll journey into a world she’s only dreamed of. She’s given the opportunity to immerse herself in a different life while her normal one waits for her to return whenever she wishes. Damon has no desire to let her go, however. Serena is the woman he’s long searched for, and it’s up to him to convince her to stay when the game is all over with. He wants their fantasy to become their reality and for Serena to remain his pampered, cherished submissive.

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  • Welcome to Seductive Musings Maya, for readers who don’t already know about you, tell us a little bit about yourself:

    I live in Texas with my husband and three children. Love to travel, watch football, baseball. When I’m not writing, we like to hunt and fish. Lately we haven’t been able to spend too many weekends on the lake, but we’re planning to remedy that this weekend!
  • Why did you decide to become a romance writer?

    Can’t see myself writing anything else, and I love to write.

  • Tell us about your latest book Sweet Persuasion:

    Sweet Persuasion is book 2 in my sweet series. Damon first made an appearance in Sweet Surrender. Julie was mentioned by virtue of the fact Faith took Nathan to get his ear pierced. Ah and well that’s where their story begins or I should say Julie’s obsession heh. Damon is a guy who knows what he wants out of life. He’s just resigned himself to never having it. Serena is finally reaching out to grab what it is she wants—a strong, dominant lover, and this is where their paths intersect. Damon’s willing to go along for the ride, but the more he gets to know Serena, the more he realizes she’s the perfect woman for him. He very much wants their fantasy to become reality while Serena really just wants a period of time when she can be immersed in the fantasy. It’s an emotional, rocky road for them both, but more so for Serena.

  • Sweet Persuasion is part of the Berkley Heat line, so is considered erotic romance. What do you think makes a great love scene, especially while incorporating the BDSM elements?

    I think any time you include the characters’ emotions, their heart, into a love scene, it’s automatically going to be more powerful. I’m not especially interested in a mechanical sex scene. Now emotion doesn’t always means hearts and flowers and declarations of true love, especially in the beginning. But I think showing the progress of the relationship through the love scenes can be very evocative.

  • In Sweet Persuasion I was surprised by Serina’s desire to enact her fantasy as a sex slave/submissive to Damon. The outward image that she projects is one of a self assured, confident, take charge career woman, yet her secret desire is to experience what it is like to be a submissive in every possible way; to be wholly owned and controlled by someone else. While she desires it, she also seems to struggle internally with this new dimension to her character/personality, and Damon really tests her commitment to his version of the BDSM lifestyle. When reading Serena’s story I have to admit there were some parts that seemed much more extreme and approached the limits to what I am comfortable with, but in the end felt were crucial to her character development. Why do you think it was necessary to push her character to the intensity that you did?

    I think anything lacking in intensity would have just convinced her that it was a fluffy fantasy. I don’t think it would have challenged her. Furthermore, I think it was important for her to *see* Damon. If he’d sugarcoated things, it wouldn’t have been honest. I don’t think they could have had an honest relationship going forward. Damon is an intense guy.

  • For someone who has not read Sweet Persuasion, or any of the Sweet series for that matter, what would you say to try and convince someone to buy it?

    To me, it’s a series all about friendships and loyalty. You have a tight knit group of people who are often loud, obnoxious, they play practical jokes, they annoy the piss out of each other. They work and play together. Above all they’re loyal. Seeing them fall in love…well, to me that’s worth the price of admission.

  • So far all of the books in the Sweet series have had some level of BDSM lifestyle, will that also hold true for Sweet Seduction (Nathan & Julie’s story), and Sweet Temptation (Micah and Angelina’s story). Can you tell I’m fishing for more details on these books that I can’t wait to read :)

    Hehe, Sweet Seduction is what I call my breather book. The focus is different. Nathan and Julie were so much fun to write. It’s a fun, rompy kind of story but still has an emotional kick to it that’s hard to ignore. But no, Sweet Seduction is not a BDSM story. As for Micah and Angelina. I’d say this is the most intense story. Micah is….well, he’s hard. But Angelina is so perfect for him. She’s stubborn. She’s loyal. And despite the fact that she knows what kind of man Micah is, she doesn’t let him walk all over her. BDSM does play a role, but the focus is less on obedience. It’s raw and emotional (in my opinion) with a few surprises thrown in for good measure ;)

  • What other books can readers look forward to in the near future?

    I have an e-book out in September called Songbird. The Tycoon’s Secret Affair
    , the third Tycoon book, is coming out in a couple of weeks from Silhouette Desire, then Nathan and Julie in October, and Micah and Angelina next April. My action/adventure romantic suspense series debuts next September from Berkley. I just got the cover for the first book and holy yum! You can see it at my blog ;)
  • Will any of your recent travels and adventures in Scotland and the UK play a part in any of your future stories, because I have to tell you there is a dire shortage of contemporary romances featuring sexy Highlander men in kilts with that killer accent. Can’t get enough of them in any genre :)

    Earlier this year I sold a Scottish historical trilogy to Ballantine. It’ll release back to back probably late summer/early fall 2011

  • And finally, just for fun…if you could write the “fortune” in a fortune cookie, what would it be?

“Just eat the damn cookie”


The Sweet series:








You can find out more about Maya and her books on her website, both of her blogs Southern Sin, and Writeminded, Myspace, & Twitter (maya_banks)






I'm on my way to pick up the final Tycoon book at the end of this week...squee! I can't wait to read that one. So far The Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress has been my favorite from this series, but we shall see...I also can't wait for Sweet Seduction.

Maya in her diabolical geniusness (is that a word?) made sure that her readers had enough temptation in Sweet Persuasion to be compelled to read Sweet Seduction. I must read it, and if you haven't read Sweet Persuasion yet, save yourself some trouble and pre-order Sweet Seduction at the same time.

And if you haven't seen the cover for her romantic suspense, The Darkest Hour, do so it will make your day because that is one yummy cover! She has so many great books coming that I seriously don't know how she does it all. To top it all off she is writing a Highland historical romance series. I'm seriously considering submitting Maya for sainthood because Highland historicals are my fav genre of romance. With all of her great books to choose from I am in some serious booklover heaven...and just a little bit of debt:)

But enough about my love of Maya's writing. The talented Maya Banks has offered to give away not one, but TWO signed copies of Sweet Surrender (1st in the Sweet series) to two lucky commenters!

And don't forget you can earn 5 extra entries to win Lilli Feisty's book Bound to Please by blogging about Maya's guest interview & giveaway at Seductive Musings. See the Monday's Muse post this week for specifics on how to gain these entries.

How to enter the Maya Banks giveaway:


  • To enter you must leave a meaningful comment

Rules and disclaimers:


  • This contest is open to anyone
  • The contest will end Sunday August 2nd at 11:59 pm EST and the winner will be contacted via email on Monday August 3, 2009
  • Winner will be selected using Random.org
  • The winner will have THREE days from the date they are contacted to provide the requested information. If you do not respond within three days a replacement winner will be selected. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • The book(s) will be mailed directly from the publisher or author and no substitutions are allowed
  • Seductive Musings is not responsible for prizes that are not honored, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit
  • All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior notice

Good Luck!!!

Join us tomorrow for another special guest, Lauren Dane

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Guest Author: "Feeling Just Fine with Your Fantasies" by Beth Kery

Wednesday, July 29

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When I decided to try and put together this themed week, I knew right away that I wanted to feature Sweet Restraint even though it had not yet been released.

The first book of Beth's that I read was Daring Time, and I was initially attracted to it because it involved time travel. I've been a fan of books that had this element ever since reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, so was excited at the prospect this book promised. After I finished reading Daring Time, which I absolutely loved, I knew that I had found a new author that I would be following.

When I read that Sweet Restraint featured some aspects of BDSM, I did not hesitate to put it on my wish list, even though it was a topic that I normally did not read. I trusted that Beth Kery would write a great love story that I could identify with no matter the subject matter. I am currently reading Sweet Restraint, and can honestly say it does not disappoint. I can't wait to find out how Shane helps Laura despite her secrets...




This time, he’ll never let her go…

Chicago Special Agent Shane Dominic was in love with Laura Vasquez until the day she left him and married another man. Thirteen years may have passed, but Laura’s never disappeared from his fantasies, or destroyed his desire to learn the truth about why she left him. When her husband, the criminal mastermind behind an international ring of thieves, is murdered, Shane knows this is his one last, desperate chance to learn Laura’s secrets. And he’s not above using their scorching hot passion for one another and a little domination to do it.

One look at Shane, and Laura’s own memories come back to haunt her. Her feelings run deep, but she’d never divulge her secrets—a desperate vow that’s compromised when Shane stuns her by taking her as his captive to a secluded cabin. Here, she will finally belong to him, be subjected to his every tortuously erotic whim, and be forced to trust him with a shocking truth she’s hidden for so long—one that will expose them to a danger closing in on the both of them.


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Feeling Just Fine with Your Fantasies



Most romance readers would readily agree that romance is a fantasy. However, it becomes more difficult to remember the same is true of erotic romance. Some people like to live out their erotic fantasies, but for most people, fantasies remain in the very private world of the individual.

Sexual fantasy is a common human experience. Although most people don’t commonly share the things they imagine for sexual excitement or fulfillment, that doesn’t make what I’m saying any less true. People fantasize about sex. People fantasize before sex. They fantasize during sex.

A very wise person once said that the most important sex organ in the human body is the brain, and I couldn’t agree more.

So what does this have to do with reading an erotic romance that includes bondage or themes of submission and dominance? I think many women become uncomfortable when they’re aroused by such content. Not all women, by any means, but many. They wonder what it says about them if they could become aroused by bondage fantasies or submission fantasies. Here’s where it becomes important to delineate fantasy from reality. Some people might fantasize about certain sexual acts and choose to enact them. Many people don’t, however. That doesn’t mean that the act of fantasy isn’t important, however, as a means of individual and sexual expression.

In fact, fantasy is crucial to sexual expression and sexual identity.

Enacting those fantasies can be fine, too, but I’m focusing here today on what goes on in the head, not the bed.

I think that women today have so much on their shoulders. We have to be in total control of our careers, our relationships and our families. There is a certain appeal that comes with the idea of control being taken away…an allure that a woman may or may not decide to live out in real life. Such a fantasy is fraught with feelings of shame, anger and guilt. After all, the modern woman is taught that she must be independent and in control at all times. Dependency needs—not just for females but for males as well—carry a negative connotation, signifying weakness and helplessness.

Letting go is one thing, but to be forced into submitting to another—and thus one’s own desire—is powerful psychological material, indeed.

Do I think that BDSM or D/s content is for everyone? No, not at all. My point is that what turns you on in fantasy doesn’t have to be something you do in real life. Your fantasies are your own, and no one else’s. They don’t make you weak or strange or perverted. It doesn’t make you selfish for getting turned on by your fantasies and then wanting to share sex with someone else. (Men have been fantasizing before, during and after sex forever and never felt guilty about it. Women shouldn’t either.)

Given their proper forum, I believe healthy fantasies can improve not only sexual expression, but self-confidence and self-esteem. I always joke with my husband that women who read erotic romance are some of the most confident and down-to-earth people I’ve ever met. Knowing what turns you on and owning it (to yourself, at the very least) is, in my opinion, a strong act of self-pride.

Bonus Excerpt from Sweet Restraint:

Her anxious thoughts fueled her performance.

“What, are you worried I’ve got more experience in the bondage arena than you?” she asked, injecting as much scorn in her tone as she could muster.

He gave a small smile. “I think my experience will be sufficient. Now, are you going to lie down or what? The sooner you do the sooner we can both get some rest.”

Laura gave him a mutinous glance before she bent, unzipped her brown leather boots and kicked them off carelessly.

“What did you mean by that? Do you really get into bondage?” she asked. Her tone was purposefully condescending, but she was curious about his response. She lay on her back on the bed, trying not to reveal her anxiety when he bent and leaned over her. Shane believed she had experience with being restrained on a regular basis, after all.

He didn’t make eye contact with her as he begun to unbutton her blouse in a brisk, matter-of-fact manner. Laura’s skin pebbled and her nipples grew erect against the material of her bra when she was exposed to the cool air. He opened his mouth, as though he meant to answer her, but he went completely still instead.

She glanced down to here he stared so fixedly. The pendant on her necklace nestled in the valley of her breasts. A whimper rose in her throat when Shane touched the piece of cut glass with a long finger. The pendant was slightly larger than a quarter in diameter and approximately a half inch thick toward the top. It had been shaped to roughly resemble a heart.

“Do you wear this often?”

“I…yes,” Laura replied, confused by his intensity. “It…It’s not real, but I always thought it was pretty anyway.”

He looked up at her. “How do you know it’s not a real emerald?”

Laura couldn’t stop the blush from heating her cheeks. She knew because she’d taken all of the jewelry Huey had given her during the first year of their marriage—including her wedding ring—in order to sell it. Huey had gambled away his paychecks from the CPD even back then, and Laura could have used the assurance of a nest egg given the bizarre, tenuous circumstances in which she existed. She’d been vigilant about preparing for an emergency since the day she’d been horrified to discover that her bonds to Huey Mays were tied off with steel knots.

She’d already suspected that the emerald was a fake—it was the type of gem one would expect in a prince’s crown, not a cop’s wife’s jewelry box. But she’d at least expected some of the smaller items to be real.

At least her wedding ring.

But perhaps it made the most sense of all that her wedding ring was a fake. Not a particularly clever one either, Laura thought as she recalled the jewelry appraiser’s glance of amused disbelief when she showed it to him.

“Don’t you think I’d know if my own necklace was a piece of glass or a priceless emerald?” she asked Shane bitterly.

He didn’t respond for a moment. His fingertip remained on the multi-faceted surface of the pendant. She knew it was just her imagination but his touch seemed to enliven the trapped fires in the glass, making her skin tingle and burn.

“It’s almost the precise color of your eyes.”

Her heartbeat began to throb loudly in her ears at his low, intimate tone.

She breathed a shaky sigh of relief when he finally moved, reaching behind her to unhook her bra. She shivered when he whisked it off her shoulders and arms and tossed it aside. Laura couldn’t say if she was disappointed or glad when he didn’t even glance at her exposed flesh and reached for her wrists instead.

Her breasts felt strangely large…obvious and vulnerable-prey even though Laura knew very well that the size of them could be labeled ‘medium-sized’ at best. She was acutely aware of her stretched naked torso as he secured her wrists inside the cuff, than used an attached connector hook to attach her to the straps.

“You never answered me. Is bondage really your thing?” she asked as she tugged experimentally on the cuffs and straps once he’d finished. They seemed more than secure. Her fingers couldn’t reach the silver buckle on the back of her wrists. Unlike the metal handcuffs that he’d used earlier, the straps restraining her snugly at present were made of soft, supple leather. She likely would grow stiff from having her arms over her head all night, but at least her elbows were bent and resting comfortably on the pillow.

Shane reached behind her to unzip her skirt. He eventually spoke but Laura wished he would have at least made eye contact with her when he went about this intimate business.

“Does that surprise you?” he asked gruffly. He wore a small smile as he swept her skirt and panties down her thighs.

No, it didn’t. Shane had always been a dominant, alpha male. People had responded to his calm confidence since they were children, looking to him instinctively for leadership and guidance. Even though he’d never used the paraphernalia of the trade on her, so to speak, when they’d been lovers in the past, he’d mastered her heart, mind and senses effortlessly in his bed.

Still, his smug little smile irked her.

“My my, this is news,” she taunted. She gritted her teeth when he paused and stared down at her completely naked body with the exception of her thigh high stockings. “Who’d of thought the all-American boy was into kink?”

“Who’d have thought the girl-next-door was?” he countered flatly as he attached the cuff to her right ankle.



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You can find Beth on her website, blog, Myspace, Facebook, & her Yahoo group Total Exposure.






Many sincere thanks to Beth for agreeing to be my guest. I think her thoughts really hold true to what my experiences reading all of these books featured this week have been.

All of my Seductive Musings readers and followers are really really lucky because Beth is giving away Sweet Restraint to one very fortunate commenter! All you have to do to enter is leave a meaningful comment.

And don't forget you can earn 5 extra entries to win Lilli Feisty's book Bound to Please by blogging about Beth's guest post & giveaway at Seductive Musings. See the Monday's Muse post this week for specifics on how to gain these entries.


How to enter the Beth Kery giveaway:

  • To enter you must leave a meaningful comment

Rules and disclaimers:

  • This contest is open to anyone
  • The contest will end Saturday August 1st at 11:59 pm EST and the winner will be contacted via email on Sunday August 2, 2009
  • Winner will be selected using Random.org
  • The winner will have THREE days from the date they are contacted to provide the requested information. If you do not respond within three days a replacement winner will be selected. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • The book(s) will be mailed directly from the publisher or author and no substitutions are allowed
  • Seductive Musings is not responsible for prizes that are not honored, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit
  • All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior notice





Good Luck!!!



Join us tomorrow for another special guest, Maya Banks

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Guest Author: Shayla Black and Wicked Ties

Tuesday, July 28

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When it came to my attention that I had been missing out on a great author, Shayla Black, I asked several of her devoted fans "If I were to read one book by Shayla Black what would you recommend?" And the overwhelming response was Wicked Ties. There were a few, and I mean a small few, that recommend a few of her other titles (not that the others aren't also good, just that WT is a fav), but it was clear that if I was going to try this new me author what book I should start with.

Wicked Ties was in fact not the first book of Shayla's that I read (it was Tempt Me with Darkness) because I had to order it. Don't you just hate it when you find a book that you really want to read, but can't find it locally so you have to order it online then wait...but Wicked Ties was definitely worth the wait. This was a 5/5 book for me, which shocked me to no end, because it was also the first book that I knew was a story that contained BDSM in it. I loved it, and if you have not read it yet, then you are missing out on one FANTASTIC READ!

I've since gone on to read her other titles in the Wicked Lovers series, and both Wicked Ties and Decadent have made their way onto my keeper shelf. That's how much I love them. Shayla took some time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions, and for her "Luc" fans keep reading because their is a brand new excerpt from Luc's story Delicious in this post!



She didn’t know what she wanted until he made her beg for it...

Morgan O’Malley has seen a lot of kinky things as the hostess of a cable sex talk show. But she’s never met a man like Jack Cole before. A self-proclaimed dominant, he’s as alpha as a male can get–and good for Morgan to have around when an obsessed stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her.

Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what’s more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it–and starts to crave his masterful touch. A willing player in Jack’s games, Morgan knows that his motives aren’t pure, but she has no idea how personal they are…



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  • Welcome to Seductive Musings, Shayla. For readers who don’t already know your work please tell us a little bit about yourself.

    Here’s my official bio:

    Shayla Black (aka Shelley Bradley) is the national bestselling author of 25+ sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances for multiple print and electronic publishers. She lives in Texas with her husband, munchkin, and one very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

    Shayla has won or placed in over a dozen writing contests, including Passionate Ink’s Passionate Plume, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and the National Reader’s Choice Awards. Romantic Times has awarded her Top Picks, a KISS Hero Award and a nomination for Best Erotic Romance.

    A writing risk-taker, Shayla enjoys tackling writing challenges with every book.

  • Why did you decide to become a romance writer?

    From the time I was little, I made up stories in my head. They were almost always romances. I love exploring the chemistry between characters in a romantic relationship, see them get to know each other, learn each other, grow enough as individuals to deserve and appreciate their happiness. I love writing the sexual tension and banter and resolutions. To be happy in any career, I’d need a challenge every day. With this job, not only am I challenged, but I get to exercise my creativity. Along with flexible hours, it doesn’t get much better. :)

  • You write books as Shayla Black and Shelley Bradley. What types of books are written under each name?

    I began as Shelley Bradley. I wrote 9 historicals and a handful of contemporary romances. Shelley Bradley books are steamy, bordering on erotic. I call it “sizzle from the heart.” Shayla Black books are erotic, envelope pushing, unapologetic. Since launching Shayla in 2007, I’ve sold 12 paranormal and erotic romances. In these books, I’m always trying to go deep and explore new boundaries. So I classify my Shayla books as “the wicked edge of romance.”
  • Wicked Ties is categorized as an erotic romance. What do you think makes a great love scene, especially when incorporating BDSM elements?

    Emotion and character/relationship/plot development. A great love scene has to be more than the sum of its parts. You can’t just describe people having sex. By itself, that’s only passingly interesting at best. Readers want to feel involved with the relationship in a romance novel, and the sex is no exception. So, as an author, my job is to make it accessible, give the reader something they can experience and feel, while making sure it forwards the character, relationship or plot. All three if I can manage it.
  • When I asked some fellow readers what Shayla Black book they would recommend to read first for a new reader the OVERWHELMING response was Wicked Ties. They could not type quickly enough to express their love for "Jack". What do you think makes readers so ga-ga for "Jack"?

    I can’t speak for everyone else, but I loved a few things about Jack. First, his intensity. When he focused his attention on Morgan is was deep and unwavering. Nothing was making that man move. I think another thing was the fact he was human and wasn’t afraid to admit it. I’ve read D/s books where the hero tries so hard to be the perfect Dom and will never admit a mistake, lest he appear weak. Jack was full of faults—and he knew it. When he was wrong, he said he was wrong. When he was right, he was relentless. Also, I think Jack had a tender side. He didn’t always express it gently, but when he cared, he cared deeply. He was also absolutely dedicated to protecting Morgan, and ultimately, to making her happy. The fact he was damn inventive in bed didn’t hurt, either.

  • What do you think is the appeal/temptation for Morgan to accept Jack’s offer to sample this alternative lifestyle, when intellectually she seems wary to the concept of BDSM?

    She knows deep down that she wants what Jack is offering. Part of his challenge is to make her see it. He senses in her everything he’s long wanted. But words alone don’t convince her. Sex alone doesn’t either. Once Morgan understands that BDSM isn’t about being someone’s doormat, but about total trust and a deep bond, she starts to open her mind. Coupled with the fact she already knows “vanilla” relationships don’t do it for her and that her feelings for Jack are growing, persuade her to embrace what she needs.
  • The Wicked Lover series, of which Wicked Ties is book 1, seems to address many erotic romance subjects. In Wicked Ties (#1) it was BDSM, Decadent (#2) was Ménage. What can readers look for in Delicious (#3) & Surrender to Me (#4)?

    Delicious is probably the most emotional read of the series to date. Luc (whom readers met in DECADENT) is still facing his demons (which if you haven’t read DECADENT, I won’t spoil for you). He’s trying very to get his life together, find the “right” woman and do the right things. But his past comes back to haunt him. Here’s the official book blurb. It will likely be more articulate:


    He can’t control his desire
    .

    Luc Traverson’s entire future is planned out—but there is one very sexy obstacle in his path: Alyssa Devereaux . She’s a former exotic dancer turned strip club owner and restaurateur. Recently, Alyssa and Luc shared one night of wild abandon that left Luc terrified by his loss of self-control—and Alyssa desperate for more.

    And that’s just the way she wants it.

    Fulfilling a promise, Luc is the guest chef for Alyssa’s restaurant debut. The sight of her makes Luc wild, so how can he survive a week without letting loose and ravaging her—especially when she’s begging for it? Luc’s desire for her explodes when he realizes he isn’t the only man desperate to have her. But one of the others is deadly. And that’s not the end of Alyssa’s secrets…which are as dark and mysterious and enticing as her fantasies.

    I LOVE the way this book turned out. Luc and Alyssa go on what I think is an amazing journey to find each other. I can’t wait to share it with readers!

    SURRENDER TO ME is about Hunter Edgington. He’s the Navy SEAL with the icy demeanor. This book is in the planning stages. Hunter doesn’t divulge his secrets easily, not even to me, so I’m still wringing information out of him (which I know sounds odd if you’re not a writer, but true!) What he has told me is jaw-dropping. I can’t wait to piece together this story and figure how he’s gotten into (and how I’m supposed to get him out of) this mess. Let’s say that he never planned on stealing a buddy’s girl, but…

  • For someone who has not discovered Wicked Ties yet, or any book in this series, how would you convince someone to read it?

    I’d say a couple of things: First, if you read for emotion and character, I’m your sort of writer. That’s where a story lives for me. My books are not without action, but the focus is squarely on the characters and what they feel. I would also say that if you’ve never tried erotic romance and you like it hot, you’re missing out. It’s a great genre. Or if you’re used to a more traditional romance and are just looking for something different, erotic romance may be just what you’re looking for.
  • What are some of your upcoming releases we can look forward to?

    Three releases in my paranormal Doomsday Brethren series:
    “Fated” FREE eBook novella – August
    SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW – October
    POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT (a personal favorite) – November

    The next in the Wicked Lover series:
    DELICIOUS – March 2010
    SURRENDER TO ME – September 2010

    I’m also working on a duet anthology with Maya Banks called Fourplay. My story is called Her Fantasy Men, which I’m writing right now. I’m having a blast!

  • Finally, just for fun…if you could write the “fortune” in a fortune cookie what would it be?

    Something like “Don’t settle for less than your best.”

And now for a very special treat, Shayla provided an unedited excerpt (which means it could still change) from Delicious (Luc's story). I can tell you it makes me even more excited to read this! I can't wait. I've already pre-ordered mine at Amazon (and it's on sale!)

I’m going to sink inside you so deeply, you won’t ever forget I was here.

Alyssa Devereaux shuddered at the memory of that growled promise, as she’d been surrounded by taut muscles and male need.

Luc Traverson. Even his name caused heat to stab her belly with want. He’d kept every bit of that promise; she’d never forgotten him for a moment.

The night he’d spent in her bed had been amazing, magical. Considering she’d long ago given up on fairy tales, that was saying something. Being enveloped in Luc’s steely strength had been paradise. His stare that night had made her feel as if she wasn’t just a desirable woman, but the only woman. The intimacy…oh God. Sizzling, way beyond making her toes curl, he’d given her a whole new definition of pleasure. His endless dark eyes burned as he slammed in with powerful strokes, his long, midnight hair draped around their faces, cutting off all reality but his whispered demands and rough breathing as he rode her from one orgasm to the next.

He’d brought her body to a fever pitch—to places she’d never believed a man could take her. He had done it again and again. For six hours. Never tiring, never satisfied. Greedy, rapacious, and amazing.

She’d had enough sex in her life to know they’d shared something way more. The next morning…gone. No note, no explanation. A few days later, he’d sent flowers with an apology for any discomfort or pain he might have caused. She’d been pissed off, a bit hurt…but not surprised.

Still, she wasn’t willing to give up. For the chance to see Luc again, Alyssa had broken her own rule and called him. Twice. He’d never returned her calls personally. Instead, his assistant had called merely to say that he would keep his terms of their arrangement. Nothing more.

She’d been nothing to him. Yes, she’d known before their night together that he didn’t respect her. They’d first met when she’d stripped at his buddy’s bachelor party a few years back. Somehow, she’d hoped opening herself completely to Luc would change his mind.

Stupid.

Still, he was everything she’d ever wanted in a man: attractive, successful, capable of deep caring, sensitive, sexy… She wasn’t giving him up without a fight.

“Afternoon, boss lady.” Tyler Murphy sent her a long, low whistle, his stare taking a meandering path down her body as she emerged from the back of the club and stopped before the stage. “You’re looking very fine.”

“Tyler,” she greeted the sandy-haired giant. “Your job is to watch the patrons, not me.”

“Since we’re not open yet, there’s no one here to bounce. Besides, I’m not into ogling drunken frat boys or horny married men. What color are your garters under that little black skirt?”

Her bouncer was a former law enforcement of some variety—he’d never said which kind—college educated with a degree in engineering. Tyler had a lot going for him. Why he’d taken a job here as a bouncer was anyone’s guess. But in the few months he’d been with her, he’d proven himself indispensable. There were days her business needed him.

It was too bad, really, that her heart didn’t need Tyler as well. From beneath her lashes, she sent him a chiding stare. “I’ll never tell.”

“Aw, c’mon. Throw a guy a bone.”

Alyssa glanced down at his crotch. “Looks like you’ve got your own.” Tyler winked and sent her a flirty grin. “All for you.”

He was good looking, built like something on the front of a bodybuilding magazine, smart, funny, dependable. But after long days of running Sexy Sirens, Lafayette, Louisiana’s most notorious strip club, and trying to start up a new restaurant, by the time she fell into her solitary bed at night, it wasn’t thoughts of Tyler that made her ache. That honor was reserved solely for Luc Traverson.

And after a bit more than three months apart, he would be here today.

Feel me. Yessss. You’re so tight, so good. That’s it, sugar. Come for me. Again.

Luc’s voice, sin wrapped in velvet, dipped in honey, wouldn’t leave her head. Even the memory made heat rise inside her. Thoughts of that night always had the power to daze and stun her. She wanted it again. Him again.

“Hello? Earth to Alyssa.”

Tyler. Oops. “Sorry. The restaurant is weighing so heavily on my mind these days.”

He stared at her from green eyes that saw too much. “So clean plates and menus give you that flushed, wanna-get-fucked look?”

“Why aren’t you finding some drunken slobs to rough up?”

“I’d rather be with you.”

Tyler crossed his arms over his wide chest. His biceps bulged under his body-hugging black t-shirt. He really was gorgeous. And he wanted her; he’d made no secret about that. She could do worse.

“What’s his name?” Tyler sighed.

“Who?”

“The man who put that needy look on your face. I don’t know whether I want to bust him up or shake his hand.”

“There’s no one in my life.” Which, technically, was true. Other than her hook up with Luc, she hadn’t had sex in years.

“Liar.”

At this point in the conversation, Tyler usually teased that he’d be more than happy to be that someone. This afternoon, he seemed to sense something was different.

“You’re too good to be alone. The girls all worship you. You treat everyone fairly and work damn hard. You’re sweeter than you give yourself credit for. You haven’t resorted to murder when that asshole Councilman Primpton comes around, making trouble.” He sent her a considering stare. “You’ve had it tough lately. You deserve a break.”

If she wasn’t careful, his caring would make her cry. A pity party would be marvelously easy to indulge in—and an utter waste of time.

Alyssa anchored her hands on her hips. “Not in the cards.”

“Maybe you should postpone the restaurant opening for a few weeks.”

“Why?”

Restraint left Tyler, and he reached out a solid hand, and with it, smoothed her arm in a soothing gesture. “Your mama has only been gone two weeks.”

She tensed. “I hadn’t seen her in fourteen years.”

“Doesn’t matter. You’re still dealing with her loss.”

She’d done so with mixed feelings. Anger, grief, sadness, rage, a need to rail at the woman who had done nothing to help or understand her. Pity that she’d been so self-absorbed.

And beside her grave had stood the black-hearted reason for the rift between them: Joshua. Even after a dozen years, beyond a hundred feet, and through a pair of two-hundred dollar sunglasses, there was no mistaking the boyish-faced bastard. At least he hadn’t seen her. If he had, Lord knows what he would have done.

She shook off the thought.

“Tyler, thanks for your concern, but I’ve put too much time and energy into this opening to put it off. I need to get it off the ground for cash flow purposes. Besides, what good would wallowing about my mom do?”

He cupped her shoulders in a tender gesture. “You left here at three this morning, and Jessica told me you were back by eight. Baby, you’ve got to sleep and give yourself time to grieve.”

She’d rather not.

Leaning forward, she placed a soft kiss on his cheek. “You’re going to make some woman a great husband someday.”

“You asking me?”

Alyssa snorted. “Do I look like the white picket fence type? Get your ass back to work.”

“Yes, ma’am.” He saluted her and turned away, only to turn back again. “Oh, I forgot to tell you, some guy is here to see you. Some chef.”

“Luc Traverson?” she breathed.

“Yeah. He said you two had an appointment. He didn’t look too happy. Is he the dude doing the guest chef gig this week?”

Tyler’s question registered, but she didn’t answer. Instead, she glanced around Tyler, to the club’s front door.

Boom! There he stood, all six feet plus of him, his elegant, rangy body tense. The sight of him was like a visceral blow. She swallowed…and let her hungry gaze eat him up. Inky hair hanging around his wide shoulders, jeans hugging him in all the right places. Those dark, burning eyes. A hot flush swept up her body. Her heart didn’t just start racing faster; it careened out of control. Far more than her palms went damp. She swayed in dizzy excitement.

Tyler caught her, his beefy hands slid around her waist to steady her, then glanced back toward the door. “You’ve got to be kidding me. Him?”

Oh, yeah. Definitely him.

“Shut up, Tyler.” She pulled away and took a decisive step forward.

Luc Traverson was here. Finally. She did her best to hide a sly smile. There was no way he was going to ignore her anymore; she’d make certain of that.


Find out more about Shayla Black's titles and upcoming releases on any one of her three websites: Shayla Black, Shelley Bradley, and Doomsday Brethern









Wasn't that excerpt so inticing...bet it makes you want to pre-order it too :) I want to extend my sincere thanks to Shayla for taking the time to answer my questions, as well as my pleading for a special excerpt of Delicious (don't you just love that title) to share with you all.

Unfortunately, Delicious isn't part of the giveaway today, but really I think you will agree that everyone who read the interview and the sneak peek excerpt won in a small way. But... if you want to win your choice from one of Shayla's back list titles and a Shayla Black/SJ Day tote then you will need to answer one of the four questions below.



The winner will have their choice of one of the following titles:
Wicked Ties
Decadent
Dangerous Boys and Their Toy
Tempt Me With Darkness (Doomsday Brethren 1)
Bound and Determined
Strip Search

& the SJ Day & Shayla Black tote (pictured on the left)

And don't forget you can earn 5 extra entries to win Lilli Fiesty's book Bound to Please by blogging about Shayla's guest post & giveaway at Seductive Musings. See the Monday's Muse post this week for specifics on how to gain these entries.

How to enter the Shayla Black giveaway:

To enter you must do two things. First leave a meaningful comment, and second you MUST answer one of these four questions. Please include both of these requirements in one comment. The answers to all of the questions can be found in the excerpt for Wicked Ties. Here are the questions:

  1. What does Jack ask Morgan to call him? And how many times does Morgan call him by this title?
  2. What name is Jack known by in the BDSM community?
  3. What is the name of Morgan’s TV show?
  4. What does Morgan say she’s afraid of?

Rules and disclaimers:

  • This contest is open to US residents only
  • In order to qualify you must leave a meaningful comment, and successfully answer one of the four questions listed above
  • The contest will end Saturday August 1st at 11:59 pm EST and the winner will be contacted via email on Sunday August 2, 2009
  • Winner will be selected using Random.org
  • The winner will have THREE days from the date they are contacted to provide the requested information. If you do not respond within three days a replacement winner will be selected. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • The book(s) will be mailed directly from the publisher or author and no substitutions are allowed
  • Seductive Musings is not responsible for prizes that are not honored, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit
  • All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior written notice

Good Luck!!!

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for another special guest, Beth Kery

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Guest: Beth Williamson featuring On His Knees

Monday, July 27

****This contest is now over. Thanks for entering****

Many of you may know Beth Williamson's sizzlin' hot cowboys and historical westerns, but did you know she also writes contemporary romances as well? On His Knees was the first contemporary book of hers that I have read, and I loved it just as much as her historicals.

It is a story about a divorced couple that had been married for many years, and as is wont to happen let the passion in their marriage take a back seat to every other aspect of their individual lives.
They are each different people than they were when they first married, but are given a second chance to discover their hidden desires. And as with all of the books featured this week, it contains elements of BDSM, but the core of the story is about their relationship and how Renny and Nicholas fight to renew their love. I loved it, and hope that you will too.


Hell hath no fury like a scorned woman—with toys.

Renny Johnson has no idea why her ex-husband broke into her house in the middle of the night. She plans to find out—right after he wakes up from a close encounter with his own baseball bat. As long as she’s got him tied up, she might as well make him answer every unanswered question about their divorce.

Nicholas sneaked into the house, hoping to retrieve his precious autographed bat without having to face Renny’s wrath. He didn’t expect her to knock him out with it. Then again, who can blame her? He left her to take a walk on the wild side, to search for that missing something he thought he couldn’t find in his marriage.

Now that he’s completely at her mercy, he’s about to find out how merciless—and how incredibly sexy—his ex can be. The night becomes a wild roller coaster ride of amazing sex, dominance and submission, and maybe the beginning of a brand new chapter in their lives.

Unless the flames burn out of control…


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So when Carrie asked me to do a guest blog, I really thought about what I’d write a post about. I’ve been a blogger for more than three years and rambling about stuff online is something I can do in a heartbeat.

Yet since the feature week is about authors with books featuring submission and domination, I thought perhaps that might be a good place to start my post. My book, On His Knees, was the first book I’ve written that was fully focused on a couple’s relationship with BDSM elements mixed in. Since it was a contemporary, it was also something different from the historical westerns I write.

OHK is a very personal book for me, it has elements from my own life in it. Although heroines usually have a flavor or two from the author, Renny has much in common with me emotionally and physically. She has suffered from low self-esteem most of her life, and never quite felt comfortable with who she is, until her husband divorces her after ten years of marriage. Then, and only then, does Renny come out of the darkness of her own emotions and find out who she really is.

Strength is something hard to find for a woman used to being meek or invisible. Renny not only spends a year discovering herself, she finds that inner well of strength that all of us have. It’s an incredibly powerful moment when she faces down a burglar in her house in only her panties. Truly, she becomes a warrior and takes down her enemy.

The enemy, of course, turns out to be her ex-husband, Nick. The story of the rest of their lives begins at that moment. Renny becomes a dominant personality, what she was meant to be, when Nick reveals his submissive side. Their relationship before that moment had been stale for so long, they forgot how to live.

OHK is by far the most surprising story I’ve written. In fact, when I sent it to my editor, she said as she was reading she kept thinking “Beth wrote this??”. LOL. I like to surprise people and the emotion, the incredibly hot sex, and the relationship that blossoms between Renny and Nick all came together and surprised me. I’ve had male readers write to me to let me know they love the female dominant and loved reading OHK.

I’ve put a touch of the dominant and submissive in other books, including The Education of Madeline, an historical western, where a strong woman gives control in the bedroom to a man, and the results are guaranteed to set the pages on fire.

I enjoyed writing OHK and am currently working on the second in the Private Lives series for Samhain. In this book, again about a couple in a troubled relationship, a woman bored in the bedroom finds her meek husband is actually a dominant. Together they find the dominant and submissive relationship is where they should have been all along. I think perhaps the third and final book will have another female dominant, just because I enjoyed Renny so much. :)

I’d love to find out from y’all what you find most appealing about reading a book with BDSM. Is it the departure from your own life? An extension of your deepest fantasies? Or maybe an extension of the lifestyle you already lead?


Read an excerpt from On His Knees here, and an additional excerpt here


Check out more from Beth Williamson at her website, on her blog, on Facebook, at Brava Publishing, and After Midnight Fantasies. You can buy her books at many booksellers, Amazon, and MBaM, and in 2010 make sure you look for her new series written as Emma Lang!







I want to thank Beth so much for agreeing to be my guest this week. On His Knees is a great way to start the Submit to Your Desires event, because this story like all of the ones that will be featured, is not necessarily about the lifestyle, but how it works within the relationship and fulfills their desires.

Now for the giveaway...Beth is giving away (1) download of On His Knees (is only available as an ebook) to a very lucky winner. All you have to do to enter to win is answer the question(s) Beth posed in her post.

And don't forget you can earn 5 extra entries to win Lilli Fiesty's book Bound to Please by blogging about Beth's guest post & giveaway at Seductive Musings. See the Monday's Muse post this week for specifics on how to gain these entries.

Rules and disclaimers:

  • This contest is open everyone. Ebooks can be read on your computer, on your Kindle, Sony ereader, other types of readers, iphones...
  • The contest will end Saturday August 1st at 11:59 pm EST and the winner will be contacted via email on Sunday August 2, 2009
  • Winner will be selected using Random.org
  • The winner will have THREE days from the date they are contacted to provide the file type you wish to read. If you do not respond within three days a replacement winner will be selected. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • The book(s) will be e-mailed directly from the publisher or author and no substitutions are allowed
  • Seductive Musings is not responsible for prizes that are not honored, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit
  • All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior written notice

Good Luck!!!

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