Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine's Kick-Off with LASR, WC and Goddess Fish!

Today Long and Short of It Reviews, Whipped Cream Reviews, and Goddess Fish promotions are kicking off their annual Valentine's Day celebration! There are LOTS of fabulous prizes: books, gift certificates and even a chance to win a Nook!

I'll be blogging about my work at Whipped Cream and Goddess Fish tomorrow (2/13), but be sure to drop by today for all the delicious excerpts and official contest rules:
 http://lasrguest.blogspot.com/
http://wcguest.blogspot.com/
http://goddessfishparty.blogspot.com/

Good luck, everyone and happy Valentine's weekend!

Cheers,
Cindy

Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Release Day to Darah Lace!

Ellora's Cave Presents Bucking Hard by Darah Lace
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All her life, tomboy Bradi Kincaid has wanted two things—a career as a veterinarian in her hometown Grayson, Texas…and Mason Montgomery. Problem is, he’s her best friend and according to him she’s “one of the guys”. Convinced he’ll never see her otherwise, Bradi comes up with a sure-fire plan to get over Mason—flirt a little, dance a lot and get laid.

What Mason imagines doing to Bradi is just all kinds of wrong. But the woman on the dance floor isn’t the girl he grew up with. She’s hot and sexy and turning him on. Him and every other man in the bar. She’s also had too much to drink and is unaware of the trouble she’s inviting. He does what any friend would, he steps in, then sets out to teach her a lesson.

But before the sun rises, Mason discovers Bradi has a thing or two to teach him.

This story contains spanking, biting and some “tie me up”, bucking-hard sex.



An Excerpt From: BUCKING HARD
Copyright © DARAH LACE, 2011
All Rights Reserved, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.
Mason crested the hill overlooking the creek and reined in Rocky, his favored mount for riding the range. He’d heard the bawling calf a quarter mile away and figured he’d find it stuck in the mud. He hadn’t expected to find Bradi Kincaid. In fact if he’d known she’d already ridden to the rescue, he would have headed the other way.
But here she was not ten feet away, ass in the air, up to her knees in green slime and mud, her arms around the struggling calf’s neck, and she still managed to light a fire in his gut. And dammit, that was just all wrong.
They were best friends, for Christ’s sake. Practically raised in the cradle together. They’d fished and hunted side by side, ridden drag to bring up the tail end of cattle drives. And they’d gotten into more trouble than a switch could whip out of them. She was his best bud, one of the guys.
So why did his dick suddenly become a divining rod every time she was near?
She wasn’t unattractive. But Bradi was nothing like the women he preferred. She wasn’t sleek or polished or sophisticated. Her fingernails were cut close to keep the dirt out instead of long and meticulously painted to match her outfit. Her dirty blonde hair was either in a ponytail or a braid, and as far as he knew, had never been streaked, colored or cut to the latest fashion. And she might carry ChapStick in her front right pocket to ward off the blistering Texas sun, but that was the extent of her makeup.
Bradi was Bradi—natural, earthy and blessed with athletic grace that made ranch work look easy—and more often than not these days left him wondering what that lithe and flexible body would be like in bed.
You gonna sit there all day, or are you gonna help me?”
Leaning forward to rest his forearm on the saddle horn and hopefully hide his growing erection, he tilted his head to one side and smirked at the picture she made. “I don’t know. You look like you’re doing just fine on your own.”
She blew wispy bangs out of her green eyes and gave him a withering glare over her shoulder. “Throw me a rope.”
Where’s yours?” He looked around for her horse but the only other animal in sight was a cow waiting for Bradi to rescue her calf. “Wait, don’t tell me. You were riding Dahlia.”
That damn horse had a habit of leaving Bradi high and—his gaze wandered over her again—not so dry. Covered in muck, the front of her faded yellow T-shirt was wet and clung to her breasts. Breasts he’d known she possessed but never really noticed until two weeks ago. His gaze locked on the words peeling across the chest. Not that he cared what they said with her nipples prodding so diligently through her bra.
Mentally castrating himself, Mason sat up and reached for the coiled rope attached to his saddle. “When are you going to take that piece-of-shit horse to the glue factory?”
Just shut up and throw me your rope.”
Ignoring her demand, Mason swung the lasso and sent it sailing over the calf’s head. He pulled the rope taut, wrapped it around the saddle horn, and directed his horse to back up. The little bull cried louder as the mud slowly relinquished its hold. As soon as the calf’s legs found firm ground, he dug in, resisting the pull of the rope.
Bradi laughed and reached for the calf just as it wrenched to one side and kicked. Twisting, she dodged a hind leg, but her feet were still stuck in the mud and she went to her knees. Another kick and brown sludge splattered her chest and neck. “Shit.”
Mason chuckled. “Yep, I imagine so.”
Shooting him another scathing glare, she struggled to stand. “You’re an ass.” Able to finally extract one leg and then the other, she trudged out of the creek toward the calf. “Give me some slack.”
He signaled his horse forward and Bradi deftly slipped the rope from the calf’s neck. The bull bolted for its mama and together they ambled up and over the high bank then disappeared. Looking back at Bradi, Mason wished he hadn’t.
She’d moved up the creek and knelt in a spot of grass to wash the mud from her hands. Tight faded denim hugged her heart-shaped ass and his hands itched to palm those mounds. She stretched to wet a bandana, causing the waistband of her jeans to dip lower, and a strip of hot-pink lace played peek-a-boo between it and her shirt.
His jeans tightened as his cock strained against his fly. He’d never thought about what kind of underwear Bradi wore—she was naked in his recent fantasies—but if he had consciously thought about it, he wouldn’t have figured her for the lace panty type. Last time he’d seen her in her panties, she’d worn white cotton with a Barbie logo. They’d been six and he’d wanted to brag about his Ninja Turtle briefs.
As she rose, he looked away to gather the rope. He stowed it behind him and turned to find her standing beside his horse with her hand out. Fuck. She wanted a ride. And god, he wanted to give her one.
Well?” She thrust her hand higher. “Give me a hand up.”
Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. He hadn’t thought this far ahead when he’d decided to stick around and help, and his brain certainly wasn’t working now. All he knew was he couldn’t have her sitting behind him, her tits rubbing his back, legs spread… Fuck. “You’re covered with mud.”
Um, yeah. I kinda noticed that.” She stared up at him with expectant green eyes. Why hadn’t he ever noticed the flecks of gold or the ring of black that reminded him of the sun coming through shadowed forest trees? At his lack of response, her hand fell to her side. “You’re going to make me walk?”
I don’t want that shit all over me.” Damn, he felt like an ass. He was an ass. He couldn’t let her walk. He’d just have to survive the ride home…and make sure it was a short one.
Before he could offer his hand or an apology, her eyes flashed with anger. And maybe a bit of hurt? “God, Mason, when did you turn into such a pussy?”
She spun around and the metallic whir of a zipper crawled up his thighs and into his balls. Lust rose high but panic shifted into overdrive. “What the hell are you doing?”
Taking off my clothes so you won’t get dirty.”
Oh, hell no! There was no way— Shit. She hooked her thumbs into the waist of her jeans, starting the downward motion that revealed a hint of one cheek.
Just get on the damn horse.” He pulled his foot from the stirrup and stuck out his hand. “But I can’t take you home.” His place was closer. “I have things to do.”
A long second passed, then the zipper made a return trip up. His dick jerked in disappointment as she latched on to his hand, shoved her boot into the stirrup and swung herself onto the horse behind him, mimicking his irritated tone. “Things to do.”
The warmth of her body seared his back as she settled into place. His gaze dropped to one side, taking in the slender thigh nestled close to his. The thought of those long legs wrapped around his waist made his balls ache. If she had any idea what she was doing to him, she’d be glad to walk home. Hell, she’d probably run.
But Bradi wasn’t wired that way. He doubted she ever thought about sex. She’d never dated in high school and she never talked about anyone in particular at A&M. The only conversation they’d had about sex was short-lived when he confided his loss of virginity to Katrina Forbes and Bradi made it clear right away the subject of sex was off-limits.
The odds of her still being a virgin at twenty-five were slim, but somehow he couldn’t imagine her having sex with anyone.
Anyone but him.
                                                                   

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Release Day to Juniper Bell--Go Wild!

Tips from Wild, Alaska on how to survive a long, hard winter:

1.  Throw a party
2.  Make it last all weekend
3.  Follow one rule – “Anything goes, nothing counts.”
4.  GO WILD

Starting Friday, February 4th, you’re invited to Wild Nights 2011.

Let off a little steam, crank up the heat, and see what happens when Lars Nordegren pulls out all the stops to get Katia Pollard to say “yes.”

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Go Wild
Juniper Bell

Lars loves Katia. Katia loves Lars. Lars wants to marry Katia. Can he convince his free-spirited lover that marriage will be as fun as her sexually adventurous single days?

Never before has Katia been tempted to give up her carefree ways. She’s deeply in love with Lars, but she doesn’t know if he can handle her wild side—or needs.

But Lars is a hard man to resist. The former Olympic champion won’t give up—not when he knows just how to please her.

The people of Wild, Alaska know the best way to survive winter is to let off a little steam. When Lars’ buddies hit town for Wild Nights, a notorious winter festival with one rule—“anything goes, nothing counts”—he jumps at the chance to prove he’s the perfect man for Katia.

He vows to win her over, even if it takes four rugged Alaska men and one wildly erotic night in a sauna.

Note: Features an extended ménage (M/F/M/M/M), anal play and references to bondage experimentation and sexual escapades of all types.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Guest Author Kayden McLeod--Take a walk with the Cornwalls

Dear Reader,

First off, thank you Cindy for having me here today! It’s always a blast to be here.
In January, the last two books of the Cornwall Coven trilogy were released, by Silver Publishing, Carnal Magnetism and Demonic Pandemonium.



I am completely thrilled about these books finally coming out and having them available to you. Writing about my hometown and areas that surround it was an interesting and rewarding experience. I’ve walked through the very same streets and places the characters have, participating in some of the activities, as they did in the books.

Let’s go to some of them. I’ve also included some websites that include pictures of the places that are mentioned in the books.

Downtown Vancouver
Downtown is filled with historical and modern buildings alike, bustling people and hotspots; of fashion, food, entertainment and shopping. You can walk down Granville Street to find something to catch everyone’s interest. It is this area of the Cornwall Coven’s territory that the trilogy’s main stage is set; the RedLine, a fetish club that is a creation of my world.

Granville Island
The marketplace sits just outside of downtown, over the Granville Street Bridge. In Carnal Magnetism, Ryder, Catalym, Kevlar and Kelly come here to go shopping and get away from their brewing troubles for a short while. It is one of her first tastes of true freedom, one that doesn’t last very long, before her enemy shows to take her back to imprisonment.
This is a great place to go for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s the marketplace itself, the art gallery, the dock or the pond that lies just at the mouth of Granville Island.

Stanley Park
It is here that Kevlar takes Pandora, in Demonic Pandemonium, to get away from the war that is only just starting around them. They drive through the roads that run through the sprawling forest, the sea wall and the spectacular views of the ocean. Stanley Park is lush with plant and wildlife. It can be accessed through downtown and North Vancouver (The Jericho Coven territory).
One of my most vivid memories of the park will always be the Vancouver Aquarium, with the displays and array of sea life. While I was still in high school, my class spent the night there, in sleeping bags in front of the beluga whale tank. It was sort of odd to say the least to wake up, roll over and see a whale staring back at you…

Playland
In Demonic Pandemonium, a group of the Cornwalls goes to the amusement park in Vancouver. It is here that Pandora shows up Kevlar at a game of his own making, while Marcus and Kelly begun to wonder at what Pandora really is—human or something else? They know she isn’t a vampire, but Pandora isn’t very forthcoming about why she is so different.
Throughout most of my life, Playland was a park I visited often. One of the first times was when my sister and her friends took me along with them. We’d go on rides, play games and eat the large variety of food they served. We went on the same rollercoaster named the Corkscrew that appeared in Final Destination III, which they called Devil’s Flight in the movie. For two weeks out of the summer season, the amusement park is expanded to include the PNE, a fair of various additional attractions, shopping and prizes, which is a 100 year old tradition in Vancouver.

The C-Fox Radio Station:
In Demonic Pandemonium, I wanted to do something a little different than just places and street names. 99.3 CFOX is a rock station I’ve listened to for years, especially the Jeff O’Neil Morning Show, which is what I wake up to every morning during the work week. They were gracious enough to give me permission to use their names to add another dimension of home, when I first started writing the third book.
In 2008, when Demonic Pandemonium is actually placed in the series and when I started writing it, the DJ’s were Jeff, Charis and Scotty, who appear in the third book. Recently, Charis relocated with her fiancé. Since then, Jen has joined the morning show with Jeff and Scotty. 
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Thank you all so much! If you want to know more, feel free to visit the links below that contain the trailer, excerpts and my author bio:
To Buy Book One, Deadly Fetishes:
To Buy Book Two, Carnal Magnetism and Book Three, Demonic Pandemonium:

And I’ll be giving away a copy of The Cornwall Coven, Book One, Deadly Fetishes to one commenter on this post…

Good Luck…
Kayden McLeod