Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Guest Post: Allie Ritch

Happy Tuesday, my darlings! I've got a treat for you today. Allie Ritch is here - and she's going to tell you about her new paranormal romance from Loose Id! Take it away, Allie! 


Vampire Territory 1: Drinking Partners by @AllieRitch

Thanks for hosting me here today, Parker. I’m thrilled to share a little bit about my latest paranormal romance, Drinking Partners, which is the first book in my new Vampire Territory series.

Usually when someone says they have a drinking partner or drinking buddy, they mean a friend who joins them at the bar or club. For the vampires in my new paranormal romance, this term means something very different.

As master vampires, Lucas and Alexandra are strong and powerful, and they have the ruthlessness and determination to lead. So what draws them together? An instant attraction between them is the first thing, but thanks to all the death threats they’ve gotten, trust is hard to come by. Then add the benefits of a partnership.

By becoming drinking partners — feeding from each other instead of humans — they reduce the risk of being poisoned. The Human Rebellion has been sending Lucas tainted suicide donors for some time in an attempt to exterminate him and every other bloodsucker. Alex reduces that risk so that he doesn’t have to watch what he eats.

Since two master vampires are scarier than one, they can also have a lot more fun frightening their subjects into obeying their laws. The intimidation factor frees Alex from having to face nightly challengers and assassins who assume a female is too weak to lead (something she usually disillusions them about with a swift sword to the throat).

Add attraction, passionate lovemaking, and a good partnership together, and a new relationship starts to form. As these two master vampires fall in love, their attempts to outmaneuver each other become more of a flirtatious game. Alex appreciates Lucas’s cunning and ruthlessness, though she doesn’t want him using those traits to take over her territory. These two alpha vampires are very well matched.

Blurb: Being the master vampire for the Mid-Atlantic Territory is a tough job. Between the Human Rebellion trying to kill him with poisonous suicide donors and snobby born vampires bucking his authority, Lucas Thane has his hands full. What he needs is a regular drinking partner to feed from and a bigger power block. He finds both in the form of Alexandra Gage, the master of the territory south of his.

Alex could use a little help herself, but she has no intention of letting Lucas take over. Turned into a vampire against her will, she has had enough control taken from her. She’ll never let Lucas usurp her right to rule, but will she let him steal her heart? Passion ignites between them, and it’s amazing what vampire bodies can do.





Excerpt:

Lucas carried her onto the elevator and rode up to the top floor.

He brought her all the way to her door before he spoke again. “May we come in?”

“I guess so.” She shifted in his grip. “The key is in my jacket pocket.”

Zander fished it out, smearing his hand with blood in the process. Her garments were completely saturated, and Lucas could feel the stain seeping into his shirt where her body pressed against his.

He wasn’t sure what he’d expected inside, but certainly nothing so normal and homey. Over time, he’d seen many vampires favor ostentation or an eclectic mix of furniture and art from various time periods. Alex’s living room was minimally furnished with clean, contemporary pieces, and he could see she kept the place neat.

“We need to get these bloody clothes off you and stanch your wounds until they have time to heal. Since you fed tonight, they should close up quickly, as long as you don’t move around too much.”

She jerked her head up to glare at him nose to nose. “I’m not taking my clothes off in front of you. And how do you know I fed?”

Lucas was tempted to lie, but he’d pay for it later if she learned the truth. “Zander and I followed you to the blood bar tonight. I was curious what errand you intended to run.”

“It sounds like you were stalking me.”

“Nobody stalks better than a vampire,” he teased her. “You should be glad. If I hadn’t followed you, I wouldn’t have arrived in time to rescue you.”

“You didn’t rescue me. I would have killed them all eventually.”

Her confidence acted as an aphrodisiac on him. He’d always liked and respected fierce women, and this woman in particular drew him. The blood coating her skin also excited his vampire nature, though pain had never turned him on. At the moment, the knowledge that she was hurting was the only thing that kept his cock from growing fully erect.

“I expedited, then.”

She growled low in her throat but returned a shallow nod. “Yes, you did.
Thank you for that.”

“You’re welcome.” Without thought, he planted a light kiss on her forehead.
Alex didn’t jerk back like he thought she would. Instead, she gave him a look so vulnerable he tightened his hold on her out of reflex.

“Now, let’s see about getting you out of these dirty clothes and patched up.”

The vulnerable look evaporated. “No.”

“You’d rather get blood on your couch, then? Because I plan to sit down with you.”

She may have been the most unique woman he’d ever met, but she was still a woman. He knew stains drove females crazy.

Her sigh of exasperation made her deflate in his arms. “All right, but I’ll undress myself.”

“You can’t even stand up. As beautiful as you are, I promise not to ravish you the second I see bare skin. I’ll cover you again as quickly as possible.”
She kept her jaw stubbornly set for a moment. “Fine. Grab fresh clothes for me from the bedroom. If you put me on my feet and help steady me, I can get everything off by myself.”

“Do you have any plastic wrap?” Zander asked.

“Excuse me?”

Zander looked at her expectantly. “I know a great trick with plastic wrap.”
Lucas couldn’t understand why she goggled at his friend.

Then she turned the expression on him. “Is he serious?”

“Of course I’m serious.” Zander didn’t give him time to answer. “If we wrap your wounds tight, they won’t spill blood as quickly, and you don’t have to worry about linen fibers sealing into your skin as you heal. It’s the best bandage a vampire can use.”

“Oh.” The blush that spread across her cheeks beguiled him. “I don’t have any, but you might find a roll in the unit next door. The tenants cleared out kind of suddenly and left lots of stuff behind.”

“Got it.” Zander left them alone to go look for plastic wrap.

“Hurry up. I’d prefer to strip in front of you.” The blood rushed to Alex’s face again. “I mean, just you and not your pal.”

Lucas fought back a smile. “As you wish.”


About the Author: Allie Ritch is a multi­published author of sizzling sci­fi and paranormal romance. She has an active imagination and enjoys entertaining others through storytelling. Allie lives in her own little world in the Southeastern United States, where she spends time appreciating the ocean and sunshine.





Monday, January 12, 2015

Reining Men, by Em Petrova

Hi naughty readers! More cowboys? Yes, please! Check out this new release from Em Petrova. If you haven't read her Boot Knockers Ranch series - run, don't walk. Get that one-click finger moving. This is one sexy series you won't want to miss.

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There’s no escaping ranch policy—anything to please a lady…  
The Boot Knockers Ranch, Book 3  

ReiningMen72lg (2)The Boot Knockers Ranch caters to women in all ways. And now rookie Paul is officially part of the team. He’s had six months to hone his skills with the ladies and prides himself on being a prime catch.  

Jack would agree. He can’t get the rugged cowboy out of his system. He wants Paul in his bed more than anything, but his best friend has always been resistant to relations with other men. Jack’s instinct says different, but he values Paul’s friendship too highly to push it.  

Then Jack takes on beautiful new client Lissy Lofton and finds himself falling hard for the confident show jumper. He’s not the only one. Lissy has caught Paul’s attention, and the attraction is mutual.  

But now Jack has a problem. Lissy’s sexual appetite is so ravenous, he doubts he can last the week without backup. Which presents an irresistible opportunity to invite Paul into their bed—where the incandescent heat brings all their walls tumbling down.  

Warning: Contains two smoking-hot cowboys whose drive to please the same woman spurs a desire to please each other.  


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“This lower lip is as ripe as a juicy peach. And this upper one”—he dragged his thumb over the rounded edges—“is a man’s wet dream.”  

His dirty words spiked her desire. She wrapped her fingers around his strong wrist. Wide, sprinkled with light hairs, warm from the sun. Damn, she wanted to touch his every inch. For a week, Jack was hers to worship.

And she planned to take total advantage and make the big fee worth it.

His lashes lowered over smoldering eyes the color of sea glass. As a child she’d gathered the remnants from the beach and kept them in a little wooden box her parents had given her. What had happened to that collection?

Who cared? Now she had a new kind of sea glass to admire.

Jack tipped closer until the brim of his hat bumped her forehead. With a warm chuckle, he nudged it up. “Hat on or off, Lissy?”

Her mind bounced around the question. What did she want her first kiss to be like? He was allowing her to choose her path. Her heart swelled with the knowledge of her own power.

“On,” she whispered, her voice a stranger’s.

He angled his head, nose brushing hers. She filled her lungs with his scent—leather, man, hay. All the things she adored clinging to one perfect cowboy.

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Em Petrova lives in Backwoods, Pennsylvania, where she raises four kids and a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff. Her dream is to buy an old pickup and travel small-town USA meeting people and hearing their stories. Her heroes are hardworking—in bed and out—and she is known for panty-scorching erotic romance.
   
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Friday, January 9, 2015

Pressure Rising, by Rhonda Lee Carver

Hi y'all! Happy 2015! What better way to start the year than with sexy cowboys? Check out Rhonda Lee Carver's latest release, Pressure Rising!
 

PRESSURE RISING (Book 2, Rhinestone Cowgirls) 
Release date: January 7, 2015 

Carrying a shotgun lands her into trouble … and under the spell of a cowboy

Pearl learned the hard way that DJ is a poison that needs to be eradicated from her neighboring land. Although she hates him with a passion, killing him isn’t part of her plan. When the shotgun fires and DJ is wounded, she wishes she left the gun at home.

DJ has a pain in his butt—literally. Thanks to Pearl with her poor shooting skills and temper. He knew all along that she had it out for him, but shooting him in his backside was a little too close for comfort. When she shows up on his doorstep— after prodding from her family—apologizing and offering to ‘nurse’ him back to health, he can’t help but imagine all of the opportunities at his fingertips. His sweetest revenge would be to prove that she has feelings for him, and with a little of his country-boy charm, she might lose the emotional barriers and stop treating him like the devil’s spawn.

One touch and Pearl is hooked. Changing the bandage on DJ’s nice, tight buns starts a fervor within her that leads her down a delicious path—and straight into DJ’s strong, awaiting arms. She realizes shutting him out isn’t as easy as building another wall of protection. He’s in her blood and she’s addicted. And her cowboy is determined to unlock all of her closed doors.

http://www.amazon.com/Pressure-Rising-Rhinestone-Cowgirls-Book-ebook/dp/B00QEFXXX6/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1419864263&sr=8-8&keywords=rhonda+lee+carver
Excerpt:

All hell broke loose inside of her as he rolled the tip of his tongue along the inside of her mouth. His fingers threaded through her damp hair, tangling in the mass, lifting her head at a perfect angle so he could reach deeper.

He tasted good. He felt even better. The scent of his soap and the clean fragrance of rain mingled underneath her nose, making her nipples tight.

She wrapped her arms around his neck, dragging him closer, pressing her breasts against his hard chest.

His teeth nibbled at one corner of her mouth, scraping gently along the curve of her bottom lip. A vision of him nibbling her pussy lips made her scorch with heat as a strong desire to be one with him washed through her. Her core ached for fiery release.

All trepidation faded from her.

His kiss slowed and he pulled back. She whimpered in disappointment and opened her eyes. His gaze was filled with longing and she wanted him right then and there, not caring that earlier that week she could have wrung his neck.

“Darlin’, I don’t think one kiss will be enough.”

A hot shiver raced across her flesh. “No?”

“Uh-uh.” His eyes turned a shade darker and he sucked in a deep breath.

“Where are we headed here, DJ?”

“I have plans to lick every part of your delectable body. Is that a problem?”

She couldn’t have turned him down if her life depended on it. She unfastened the top button of his shirt, then another. “I like that idea.”

He smoothed his hands along her bare leg to the top of one cowgirl boot and pulled it off her foot. He gave it a toss and it landed with a thump to the floor. Then he removed the other. “You’re making me crazy, woman.”

Undoing the rest of his buttons, her mouth watered at the sight of his bare chest and flat stomach.  “God, I’ve never seen a better body.”

He chuckled and it vibrated his chest. “I don’t think I’ve ever been more flattered.” His eyes twinkled.

She tugged his shirttail from his jeans and helped him slip the material from his shoulders. He had nice, large shoulders that could carry a lot of weight. “Is there any part of you that isn’t toned?”

“Well, you haven’t seen all of me yet, sweetheart.” He smoothed the back of his knuckles along her cheek.

“I’ve seen this part.” She squeezed his ass, careful not to hurt his wounded cheek. “That’s definitely in shape. About the only thing I haven’t seen is buried deep in those jeans, and from the looks of that bulge, I don’t think I’ll be a disappointed woman.”

He sucked in a breath. “Are you sure you want this?”

“I not only want it, I’m craving it.” She moistened her lips. “It’s been a long time for me, DJ. I hope I can satisfy you.”

He blinked. “Darlin’, I’m satisfied just looking at you. Trust me, neither of us will have a problem.” 
He tucked a tendril of her hair behind her ear. “How long has it been?”

“Too long,” she whimpered.

“I don’t want to make you feel like this is all I want. We don’t have to—”

She covered his mouth with her finger. “Don’t, DJ. I want this. I’ve been waiting a long time to feel this way.”

“I’m privileged to break the dry spell.” He winked. “I’ll take very good care of you, sweetheart.” He nuzzled his nose against her cheek.

She scraped her nails down his back. “How fast can we get the rest of the clothes off your body?” She couldn’t wait to see his goodies.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hot for the Holidays Blog Hop






Happy holidays from the ladies of Love, Lust and Laptops! Welcome to the Hot for the Holidays Blog Hop! #HotfortheHolidays

I love the holidays. Not the shopping and the present exchange - we don't do a lot of that around Kincadia now that our children are grown. I expect this will change a little once they start producing my grandchildren. (And I can't believe I just said those words!).



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Life gets so busy, and takes us all in different directions sometimes. It's important to us to stay connected to our friends and family. And you, dear reader, are a friend. Without you, I wouldn't be here - doing what I love to do. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. 

During this crazy, busy holiday season, remember to always be kind to one another. 


From all of us in Kincadia, Happy Holidays. 






NOW FOR THE GOOD STUFF! Giveaways!


I'm giving away an ebook copy of Cowboy Redeemed, book 3 in the Shadow Maverick Ranch series, to one (random) commenter on the question at the end of this post. 


In addition, the ladies of Love, Lust and Laptops are giving away an amazing grand prize consisting of the following books:



Prime Imperative by Monette Michaels, Bayou des Enfants by Lynn Lorenz, Predator's Fire, Gemini Island Shifters 5, by Rosanna Leo, Straitlaced by Robin Danner, Seducing Kate by Emilia Mancini, Christmas in Cancun by KaLyn Cooper, Prymal Lust by Jianne Carlo, Come by Becca Jameson, Double Up by Vanessa North, and Cowboy Redeemed by Parker Kincade.
In order to qualify for this prize, please visit all our participating blogs and comment there. At the end of the hop (end of day Dec. 10), we will draw a winner and award the prize. How to find all the participating blogs? Simply click on the Hot for the Holidays image to the left to head back to the Love, Lust and Laptops post or you can follow the #HotfortheHolidays hashtag.





Here's the question: What is your favorite holiday tradition?