Thursday, July 31, 2014

Promo and Review: Sugar on the Edge by Sawyer Bennett

  He’s utterly alone…

Tortured and existing in a dark spiral of despair, bestselling British author, Gavin Cooke, has come to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to escape the seedy lifestyle he had been living in London and in a desperate attempt to regain his writing focus. He’s twisted, bitter and angry at the world. He’s a loner… needing not a single thing other than his Scotch and a laptop upon which he can bang out his next erotic, dark thriller.

She’s running in place and getting nowhere…

Savannah Shepherd’s life is falling apart. Her dream of being a wildlife photographer seems a distant memory and she’s barely able to make ends meet. Driving herself forward with no clear goals apparent, she’s about ready to pack up her bags and head home with her tail between her legs.

Two unlikely lovers…

He’s raw, forceful and a dirty talker. She’s a flowers and romance type of girl. Yet within each other, they find a mutual craving that can only be satisfied by giving in to their desires for one another.
Lust turns into something more… something they were not looking for but tentatively accept. Will it be enough to push them past the obstacles of Gavin’s bitter past?

*SUGAR ON THE EDGE can be read as a stand-alone*

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Gavin Cooke is a brilliant writer stuck in a dark place. The event that brought him there is one that would bring the strongest man to his knees. In order to help him finish his latest book, and perhaps with the hopes of take him away from the vices that were consuming him, his publicist sends him to North Carolina.
It's there where he meets Savannah Shepherd. She's a very talented wildlife photographer, but with no prospects in sight she's working odd jobs to make ends meet.
Gavin and Savannah are two completely opposites, but little by little Savannah becomes the light that Gavin needs to bring him out of the darkness and to make him live and feel again.
Gavin is not a likeable character at the beginning, he's an ass and a hard pill to swallow, but all that changed for me when I learned what he went through. I could feel his pain and the absolute devastation he was feeling while telling his story. Even though I know some people are going to judge Savannah and her decisions throughout the story, I found her a very strong character. And let's be real for a minute, we can criticize all we want, but in the end, we don't know what we are capable of until we see ourselves in a specific situation.

This is a book full of strong and conflicted emotions. This is a book with soul, and that's what Sawyer Bennett is all about. This series keeps getting better and I can't wait to see what and who's next.
Another great book Sawyer!  

About the Author
 USA Today Best-Selling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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Author Sawyer Bennett
Release Date 9/8/2014

Zach Easton doesn’t know much about the sexual norms in the modern world. But he so wants to learn, and demands that Moira teach him. So, this excerpt starts in the middle of a “lesson” on the woman’s body, as he watches her masturbate. But his dominant nature sort of takes over. Enjoy!!!

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Pulling my finger out, I bring it up and hesitantly drag it right over my clit, bringing the wetness from my soaked pussy along for the ride. The first touch almost launches me off the bed, my hips bucking upward violently and a groan tearing out of my throat.
"Yes," Zach hisses through his teeth. "Do it again."
I don't hesitate, because my body is screaming out in need and I bring two fingers to my clit, rubbing them in a circle around the swollen flesh. My breathing becomes erratic as I masturbate with Zach kneeling in between my legs, bent over and watching me with hot eyes. I can feel myself quickening and my lower back starts to tighten up in preparation for my climax. I rub harder, groans now repetitively tearing their way out from deep within my chest.
So close.
My hips gyrate and my fingers work furiously and I feel I'm racing down a dark tunnel with a bright, orgasmic light at the end.
"Stop!" Zach growls and grabs my wrist to halt my actions.
"No," I moan over the loss of friction I had been creating and frustration courses through me.
"Were you ready to come?" Zach asks. "Were you close?"
"Yes," I practically shout. "So close. Let me finish."
"No," he tells me while maintaining a firm grip on my wrist. "I want to talk about something else that has occurred to me."
"What?" I practically snarl at him while trying to inch my hand closer to my pussy that is screaming to be touched. My other hand is still in place, spreading myself wide but his grip keeps me captive.
Zach leans over and puts his face closer to where I'm splayed open. He purses his mouth and blows a stream of breath over my sensitive flesh and I yelp from the amazing sensation.
"It occurs to me, that all those things you were just doing with your fingers... someone could do with their tongue, right?"
I groan deeply, and the thought of Zach's tongue on me causes a spasm of pleasure to wrack my body.
Zach blows on me again. "Answer me, Moira. Technically, a tongue would work just as good as your fingers, wouldn't it?"
God, please have mercy on my soul.
"Better, Zach," I whisper. "It would work better."
His eyes finally travel up to meet mine, and his looks sears me from the inside out. "Release me, Moira. Release me from my promise not to touch you. I'll only use my tongue, I promise. Nothing else."
I'm going to hell. Straight to hell, but my body can't handle this any further. It wants what Zach just offered me, and it's demanding I take it.
"Yes," I breathe out in a rush of desire and longing. "I release you."
Zach doesn't hesitate and his body drops to the mattress, his face going directly in between my legs. He releases my wrist and because, true to his word, he's not using his hands, I pull myself wide open for him again.
He immediately shoves his tongue deep inside of me, giving a groan of approval as he pumps it in and out of my wet flesh. A piercing cry flies from my mouth and my hips surge up against him hard.
He pulls his tongue out and brings his mouth to my clit, and as if he was an expert who had been doing it for years, forms his lips around it and sucks on me hard. Then he brings his tongue in to play and circles it around me, harder, faster, rough... raw... primally brutal in the way he lashes against me.
Another cry comes out and I try to choke it down. Tears form in my eyes over the unbelievable sensation of Zach eating me out like no man has ever done before. He's taking full possession of my body and he's beating it, solely with his tongue, into submission.
My muscles start to contract, the pressure between my legs builds epically.
Zach continues his assault.
Tongue thrust.
Lash again.
Suck, suck, sucking hard.
With an incredibly quick flutter of his tongue over my clit, I erupt all at once. My hands fly into the long locks of Zach's hair and I mash his face down onto me, rolling my hips. He groans hotly against my flesh and thrusts his tongue into me again as my orgasm quakes and rolls through what feels like every molecule in my body.
As if knowing I'm over sensitive now, Zach takes his tongue and gently laps against me, bringing me down with soft swipes. When the tremors finally cease, I unclench my grip from his hair and let my hands fall limply to the mattress.
Zach gives one last soft suck on my clit, which sends another minor spasm through me, and finally pulls away. Sitting back on his haunches, he looks down at me with a superior smile and wipes his mouth with the back of my hand.
My eyes travel down and I can see that massive erection pushing out against the front of his shorts. He hasn't touched himself once.
When my eyes raise back up to meet his, he surprises me by giving me a short nod of his head and scooting backward off the bed.
"Thank you, Moira. I learned a lot."
My jaw drops as I watch him turn away and walk out of my bedroom, closing my door softly behind him.
Raising my hands up, I rub them over my face and groan in despair.
What in the hell did I just do?

Blog Tour: Room 237 Series by Emma Payne


Room 237 Series: The Club, Tighter Binds, Unmasked

by: Emma Payne

Publication Date: June 30, 2014

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Room 237 Series by Emma Payne

**Warning: This book contains graphic scenes, language, and sexual content. Not recommended for readers under the age of 18.

One year after leaving her cheating boyfriend, Laney Holden still can’t seem to catch a break with men. After a year of blind dates that go nowhere, she grows jaded against the male race, even with the choice men at work. When her best friend comes up with a new plan for her love life, Laney follows along, hoping to find something different. What waits for her behind the door of room 237, however, is nothing like she ever expected.

Room 237 contains all three novellas in the Room 237 Series under one cover: The Club, Tighter Binds, and Unmasked.

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I love to write and read and usually do little of anything else. The Room 237 Series is a trilogy of books that are currently available exclusively on Amazon. The contemporary romance/erotica series consists of three books (in order): The Club, Tighter Binds, and Unmasked. I'm currently working on my next projects.
On a personal note, I devour books at an alarming rate. I just can't get enough of a steamy romance with a great set of abs on the front cover!

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Cover Reveal: After the Rain by Renee Carlino

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a deeply emotional contemporary romance about the second chances waiting beyond the shattered dreams of youth.

Under the bright arena lights of a rodeo show, young Avelina Belo falls for a handsome cowboy with a larger-than-life personality. After a whirlwind courtship, she happily moves away from her family in northern California and settles into married life with her cowboy on a seven-thousand-acre cattle ranch in Montana. One freak accident later, Avelina’s hopes for the future come to an end.

Nate Myers graduated from UCLA medical school at the top of his class, ready to follow in the footsteps of his father, a superstar cardiothoracic surgeon. Six years later, Nate’s career is being ruined by a malpractice suit. Questioning himself for the first time, he retreats to a Montana cattle ranch to visit his uncle and gain perspective. There, he meets a beautiful young woman named Avelina who teaches him more than he ever knew about matters of the heart. 

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Renée Carlino lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog, June. When she's not at the beach with her boys or working on her next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate. To learn more, visit
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Book Blog and Cover Reveal: Dark Indiscretions and Dark Indiscretions Monster Unleashed by Shakuita Johnson

Dark Indiscretions:

What happens when your whole family is scarier than any nightmare and you have no desire to be anything like them? Do you stay and go along with the family plans or do you rebel and have them possibly turn their viciousness on you?

Jennifer Johnston experiences first hand why whispers are spoken in the dark about her species being evil when she was just a century old. What should have been another family dinner spent arguing over why she didn’t want to keep the bloodlines “pure” by being married off to her older brother turned into a nightmare and left her with more than tortured memories.

Jackson Dawls and Taylor Durham had been pack mates, best friends, and the other’s mate for as long as they could remember. They were a deadly species all their own but even they feared the Mystics and their overly cruel and barbaric ways, but unforeseen circumstances bring them face to face with not one but a few. Will there lives be in danger or is something great and unexpected awaiting them?

They also have to stay under the radar of the human society that is set out to destroy those they believe to be “Tarnished” and a danger to mankind.

When the three meet long ago secrets are brought to the light. Secrets no one but Jennifer knew. Not only do they have to learn to get along with each other because they are fated, someone is also stalking Jennifer and preforming sinister acts without her being any the wiser.

Jennifer must seek guidance from old acquaintances and form alliances with those she never thought she would. She is met with riddles and startling revelations that she never would have imagined possible.

Will they accept their fates and work together or will old fears destroy their lives? Will Jennifer be able to reclaim what was taken from her right from under her nose?

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The smell of sex was definitely in the air, and already Jenny's heart was pumping. She could hear the blood calling to her from the veins of all the humans present at Heaven's Angles. Stupid humans didn't know they were in a bar full of killers. Not her problem. Just because she wasn't as bloodthirsty as some didn't mean she still didn't need her fix. She didn't have a death wish. She still needed the occasional sip of blood to survive. She blamed it on her dual nature. Whatever; she would just take what was needed and be on her way. She spotted a cute little couple that was probably in their early twenties. They would do. All she had to do was turn on the charm a bit and they would take her home. She would have a little snack with her sex. Take care of both problems at once.

She walked over with her body's calling powers in full effect to start the subtle seduction. She loved the thrill of the power running through her veins. She didn't give in to her body's demands very often but when she did she relished in it. She felt nothing; “regret” and “remorse” were just words in a dictionary when she felt her Mystic nature rising to the surface. She was in full predator mode. Now it was time to catch her prey.


Perfect. Someone was coming out the back door. Now, as his soon-to-be bride hunted, he would do the same. Poor sap wasn't even going to see it coming. He moved faster than the human eye could perceive and dragged his prey to the dark corner. Fear was thick in the air. Good, he loved it when they were scared. He looked his prey over. A cute little twink, slim, lean muscles, spiky blond hair, loads of mascara, and cute lips. Mm, he would do nicely. He took his knife out his back pocket and made a tiny slit below his prey's collarbone.

"That's right sweetie. Squirm for me. Just makes it more exciting. Maybe I'll fuck you while I drain you. Make it that much sweeter."


Jenny had made it to her mark. Their eyes immediately darted toward hers. "Mm, aren’t you both adorable. Are you guys up for a little fun tonight? I promise you won't be disappointed."

She was ready to go. She could already feel her fangs trying to bust out of her gums. She needed to get them out of here like five minutes ago.

"We're always up for some fun," the female purred at her.

Her boyfriend just nodded his head in agreement.

"Our place isn't too far from the club. If you're ready we can leave now. It's just me and Jim tonight, so we don't have to say any goodbyes."

That's fucking perfect, Jenny thought. She made sure to use her powers of concealment on any witnesses who might have seen her leaving with the couple, just in case. You could never be too fucking careful, especially since the Mooyers. She didn't need their bullshit in her life.


Well, it seems like his Jenny found herself a nice couple to fuck and suck. He loved it when she fed
 her Mystic. It gave him hope that she wouldn't fight him too much. Having finished with his prey, he 
discarded the useless body. He then made sure to use his magic to remove all evidence that he had 
been there. Any human or other who got any bright ideas would think that there was a serial killer 
running rampant Even the two little holes in his neck where gone. Usually after a kill, he would at 
least try to move the body, but he didn't have that kind of time right now. His prey was getting away 
and he didn't like her out of his sight for too long.

Dark Indiscretions: Monster Unleashed

What would you do if the one fate chose for you vanished into thin air? What would you give up? Who would you become to stay with that person?

Krista Bell Johnston finally knows what it's like to be free. The torture she endured at the hands of her psychotic father has unleashed the monster her mother tried so hard to help her suppress. The only thing she wants to do is be the shadow in the night that everyone is afraid of.

Taser “Taz” Jameson is barely holding it together. He lost Kris once to her father and now he's losing her to the monster she is becoming. He's also barely containing his own monster since Krista decided she didn't need her mates anymore. Nathan is still near but he may not be enough.

Nathan Brimming, Jr. is on the verge of losing not one but both of his mates. One vanished without a trace. The other is avoiding him. He has run out of patience with them both.

But when the monster that Krista has become comes to them with a proposal; will they take her up on it and possibly lose themselves or will they try to talk her down and get the beast to put back on her chain?

“About damn time!” Jennifer yelled from the backseat. She quickly exited the car before Jackson could respond. She needed to see her daughter. Jennifer walked as quickly as her escalating pregnancy would allow her. Her steps faltered when she heard the heart-piercing howl of a Dylia, a howl that could only mean someone was in serious pain. Before she knew it, Jackson was right beside her and holding her by her elbow. She didn’t say a word.

“Do not leave my side. Something is wrong with Taser. I would know that damn howl anywhere,” Jackson said.

They made their way into the compound and Jackson questioned the first wolf he saw, which happened to be one of the triplets, Bane. He wasted no time in the questioning.

“What in the hell is going on around here? Why does your Alpha sound like someone just shot him in his balls?” Jackson inquired.

“It would seem that the Alpha Mate has vanished. Poof, without a trace. She did so right in front of both her mates. Nathan is just standing there boiling mad, while the Alpha won’t stop howling and running circles around Nathan. He also growls at anyone who gets too close to either of them. I was on my way to call you and Taylor when I ran into you,” Bane explained.

“What in the hell do you mean vanished?” Jennifer screeched.

“Poof,” was all Bane said in answer and walked away, leaving Jennifer screaming every unpleasant word she could think of to his retreating form.

This could not be his life right now. This shit could not be happening. He was in the Twilight Zone. Yep. That had to be it. No other explanation. He was going to wake up any moment from this cluster-fuck of a situation. He had to wake up. He wouldn’t accept any other option, but as he looked at the face of his Nyhyia, he knew that shit was long past ever happening. He should have fucking let Taylor drive her.

 Dark Indiscretions: A Prequel 
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Release Date: August 25th!
  ~ Synopsis ~ 
"A friendship forged out of necessity

A bond broken and turned into hatred

One once looked at as a brother

The other loved to much and too soon"

James Johnston and Kain O'Grady once had a bond like no other ever seen before. Not only were they brothers of the heart, they were also lovers.

Centuries they spent at each other's side. Through good times and through bad, but never did their relationship suffer until one pregnancy and one prophecy changes their lives forever.

Betrayal is seen at every corner and madness close behind.
~ Goodreads ~  


 Shakuita Johnson is a 29-year-old Psychology major. When she isn’t going to school or working, she is doing what she loves most. Writing. She started writing in middle school. She would write poetry in her room or the middle of the night. Then she was introduced to short stories in a creative writing course her senior year. Her love for paranormal and supernatural started with R.L. Stine Goosebumps books and TV shows, Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles, and Christopher Pike books. She is an avid reader with over 100 books on her bookshelf and 1000 plus on her iPad. She also loved to watch Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with her mom. Dark Indiscretions is her first novel. 




Glamour Series, #3

New Adult Contemporary

Released July 23, 2014

A broken heart forever bears scars. . . 

Sterling Legend grew up a prince in the City of Angels. His life was perfect and he wanted for nothing until his entire world shattered. He lost everything dear to him the year he turned seventeen. Now he’s grown into a formidable man on the cusp of outrageous success. His life revolves around his work and all the beautiful baubles that Los Angeles can offer to a wealthy young man. He’s buried his feelings and his heart so that he will never be hurt again. 

A lost love that she could never forget . . .

Rhiannon Bliss was forced to leave L.A. to extinguish the fire of a first love, but an ocean, a different country, and seven years couldn’t quell her desires. Now she’s returned to the City of Angels to care for her mother. Can she fight her feelings for the man that once broke her heart? Does she even want to? 

Finding your way back to love can be an impossible path. . . 

Sterling Legend is at the top of the entertainment industry. His fast rise to success due to his talent and to his last name. But Sterling wants to find success on his own. He is on the path to producing his first film, without his famous father as the star, when the ex-love of his life re-enters his world. Rhiannon Bliss left seven years before without a word. Sterling has no need to forgive, but his desire for Rhiannon is overwhelming. Can two broken hearts use the heat of their attraction to find their way back to love? 

About the Author

Maggie Marr grew up in the Midwest and made the move to Los Angeles to work in the movie business.  She was a motion picture literary agent for ICM before becoming a full time writer.  She's written for film and TV and ghostwritten for celebrities.  She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.

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