Friday, August 15, 2014

Catch Jennifer Probst's Steele Brothers!

Catch Me available HERE
by Jennifer Probst

   I first got hooked on the Decadent 1NS series by a few writers I knew and loved. They had written some stories and once I read them, I devoured tons of 1NS shorts. They’re hot, fun, and easy to read in an hour or two.
   I was lucky to be able to introduce my readers to the Steele Brothers – three bad boys in Vegas who enjoy BDSM and have their own special dates arranged by the mysterious Madame Eve.
   And though quite steamy, each one is an incredible journey to love.
   The boxed set includes the first in the series, Catch Me.  Tara Denton had to face a lot of demons to get where she is today, and I thought it would be fun to interview her.
    One of my all time favourite questionnaires is from Inside the Actors Studio. Here we go – take it away Tara!





Me:  What turns you on?
Tara: Strength and kindness in a human being.
Me:  What turns you off?
Tara: Violence
Me: What is your favourite word?
Tara:  Hope
Me: What is your least favourite word?
Tara: Own
Me: What sound or noise do you love?
Tara: Birds chirping in the early morning
Me:  What sound or noise do you hate?
Tara: The slap of a belt
Me: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Tara: Elementary school teacher
Me: What profession other than yours would you not want to attempt?
Tara: Stripper
Me: What’s your favourite swear word?
Tara: Crap. That’s a swear word, right?
Me: Yes, that counts. Last question. If Heaven exists, what would you like God to say as you enter the Pearly Gates?
Tara: Please come in. I’ve been expecting you, and saved you a front row seat.
Me: Beautifully done, Tara. It was wonderful to interview you!
Tara: You are so welcome! That was fun!

Here’s an excerpt from Catch Me to whet your appetite!

  “Tara Denton?” His question was more of a command.
She had no spit left when she opened her mouth to answer, and managed only a squeak. “Yes.” “Good. I’m Rick Steele.” His green-gold eyes gentled as he pulled back a stool and took a seat. “Don’t you like your drink? I’d be happy to get you another.”
She looked down at her barely touched concoction and shook her head. “This is fine, thank you.” She took a large sip and swallowed, as if proving her point. The sweetness was a bit cloying on her tongue, but the vodka burned hot down her throat. Since she rarely drank, she fought a cough, determined to act cool. The slight curl of his lip told her she’d failed.
He signaled the waiter over and ordered a beer. She forced her gaze upward, away from the large fingers inches from her own. Fingers that looked talented. Her cheeks heated at the sudden image of his hands gripping her hips as he thrust inside of her. She took a deep breath and discreetly wiped her damp palms on her skirt. “Well, Mr. Steele—”
“Rick.” Another quirk of amusement curved his lip. “I think we should at least be on a first name basis, don’t you?”
His drawl reminded her of smoke, sex, and sweat. She folded and refolded the cocktail napkin so she didn’t pick her fingers and ruin her new manicure. “Oh, yes, of course. Well, I just wanted to let you know it will be perfectly acceptable if you’d like to cancel. I’m not sure if you saw my photo or read my requirements, but I understand if you decide to leave after our drinks.”
He took a long pull of his beer, then pushed away from the table and studied her with interest. “You don’t like me?”
She sputtered with embarrassment. “God, no! I mean, you seem fine. You’re attractive, and I’m sure you’re experienced. But this is new to me. I just don’t think I’m the type you expected for this, for a….”
“One-night stand?”
“Yes, that’s right.” She nodded again and cleared her throat. “Please don’t feel bad. I appreciate you meeting me.”
One brow shot up. “That’s quite polite of you. But unnecessary.” A wolfish grin transformed his face. A rush of sexual heat squeezed through her blood and settled between her thighs in an ache. “You see, I’m just counting the minutes until I get you into bed.”

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Celebrate Shifter Month with Mary Quast

Happy Shifter Month!
I spent most summers at our family cottage on a lake in Mid-Michigan. At night we’d gather around a bonfire with neighbors. Indian Dave, a Chippewa friend, wove colorful tales about his people who could shift from human to animal at will. To a child, these legends of shifters were very real.
 “What if Native American shifters ARE real?”  A few Chippewa gal pals have shared experiences they’ve had with real shifters.
The Legend of the Spirit series grew from one idea and a few handsome Native American men. The heroes of these books come from tribes located in Great Lakes Region. They are also either ex- or currently in the military. Each man is deeply spiritual with his animal and nature.
Celebrate Shifter Month with me! Enjoy these samples of my books and be sure to enter my Rafflecopter contest for a chance to win a piece of Legend of the Spirit inspired jewelry.

Legend of the Spirit book 1 - Crow Magic
Lucy Richards is tired of being timid around men. Hoping to overcome her fears and feel like a real woman, she turns to Madame Eve to find a man who will fulfill that goal. Eve arranges a one-night stand with a handsome Shawnee shaman who will teach Lucy to use her womanly power and take her to unimaginable heights.
Shape shifter Seth Crowe is a Keeper of the Spiritual Law who carries souls from darkness to light, and enjoys using his body to accomplish his magic.
Tucked away in the Castillo Poconos Resort, Seth helps Lucy find spiritual and sexual freedom, never dreaming he might find his own mate in the bargain.

Buy Crow Magic at Decadent Publishing

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Legend of the Spirit series book 2 - Eagle Dance

Dyami Schafer, a Native American from the Chippewa tribe, leads a lonely life due to his large size and unusual appearance. When his nesting instinct sets in, he turns to Madame Eve and 1Night Stand to help him find his spirit mate. Or at least a woman who accepts him as an eagle shifter.
Amanda Collins never stopped loving the Chippewa boy she knew from her childhood. Maybe a night with a Native American man will help her forget the past and let her move on with her life.
Sometimes, it’s necessary to take a step into the past before dancing into the future. With the help of Madame Eve, will the Spirit of the Eagle carry Dyami and Amanda?



Celebrate Shifter Month with me. I’m giving away some great Legend of the Spirit themed prizes. Enter the Rafflecopter for your chance to win! Visit my blog to see the prizes!
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Romance author and Artist Mary Quast lives in a log home affectionately named "Camp Run-A-Muk" located in the woods of Michigan with her husband, three sons, and a collection of animal family members. When she’s not busy writing contemporary erotic romance for Decadent Publishing, Mary Quast doles out sensual tips and yummy eye candy on her blog “Romantic Interludes”.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Confessions of a Know-it-All

By Cate Masters
The brain can be a funny thing. Sometimes images get stuck in your head, sometimes they mash together and eventually, our mind simply accepts it as fact. Later, if we reference that “fact” our brain says, “Hey, it’s cool, you got this. No need to check!”
Ha! Very funny, brain.
I am here to warn you all. Don’t fall for it. My brain recently put one over on me. A whopper.
I had a picture in my head of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall as a couple. Who hasn’t heard of the Bogie and Bacall relationship? They were the Brangelina of their day. Inseparable – in my head. So when I was writing The Ex Factor, I put them together in the movie Casablanca. I even “saw” Bacall in that role, even though I’d seen this clip many times:


Guess I should have taken a cue from the “here’s looking at you, kid” dialogue.
I went ahead with some other details I’d collected for the story – a five-year-old Drew Barrymore in E.T. growing up to produce the movie Charlie’s Angels. James Cameron developing Avatar over ten years, even creating a special camera to shoot the movie with, plus a unique language. Such cool stuff!
My brain waved me past the Casablanca reference. “No need to check,” my brain said, chanting “Bogie and Bacall!” as it transposed the two females, knowing the similarities between the blonde starlets would fool me:


And I, the gullible writer, fell for it. Where was my strict inner critic when I most needed her? MIA, of course, though I wouldn’t be surprised to learn my brain had enticed her away with a few mojitos, then locked her in a soundproof chamber.
My apologies to any die-hard Casablanca fans I may have offended by omitting Ingrid Bergman. And my apologies to readers who hadn’t known, but now the error will bother them.
Writers, don’t let the same happen to you. Double-check all details, even those your brain insists (as it stomps its tiny foot) are fact.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading The Ex Factor despite the fact that my brain is an evil trickster. It really is a fun story about two people finding each other though they were right under each other’s noses all the time:



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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Do you Dream of the Future?

by Jessica E. Subject
In the books I read, as well as those I write, I like to imagine what the future will be like. Will we live in a dystopian future or a utopian one, where no one wants for anything. Or perhaps a dystopian future disguised as a utopian one... Will we finally work together to save our Earth from global warming or be forced to leave and settle on another planet, maybe even a space station? Will we be fighting aliens for our planet, or still be fighting each other? Will human cloning happen? Will robots take over?
All of these are questions that authors and screenwriters have asked themselves. You can see many of these examples in movies and fiction. These are the same questions I ask myself when sitting down to pen a story.
In The Underground series, I imagined a future where a great catastrophe has occurred, wiping out most of the world. In the part of the world where the story is set, a corporation runs society, and tries to not only control who people fall in love with, but also, who’s allowed to procreate. But, the Underground refuses to accept their control. And while the corporation is busy trying to establish a colony on a new planet, the Underground is preparing to fight for their rights back.
Made For Her is a story of love, lies and deceit that takes place at a time when human cloning has been approved for military use. And many of my other stories involve first contact with extraterrestrial life.

Question: What do you think the future will like in one hundred years? What will change and what will be the same?

Giveaway!
Answer the above questions and leave your email address for your chance to WIN an ebook of one of my Decadent Publishing titles. Contest is international. Must be 18 or older to enter. Good luck!

Never Gonna Let You Go
The Underground book 1
By Jessica E. Subject
Caught in a tangle of lies, Calla Jacobs must sort through the truth to discover where she truly belongs. A biologist for Planet Core, she finds herself ensnared in a web of deceit. Sent to Airondelle, she must work with a team to prepare the newly discovered planet for colonists from Earth. But the mission does not go as she expected. Her former lover, Erik Edwards, shuns her, sending Calla into the arms of Melina Holloway, their commander, for the attention she craves and more. A confrontation among the trio leaves her with a broken heart, and fleeing from the two people she trusted most.
Attempting to break free from the lies that bind her, she discovers Planet Core has deceived everyone. And when she returns to Earth, Calla learns just how far Planet Core’s control reaches.

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Excerpt from Never Gonna Let You Go:
Anger pierced every word. “Now, go back to Edwards. Have your happily-ever-after and leave me be.”
Her words stung, yet Calla didn’t believe her. Melina spun away to leave again, but Calla managed to grab a strap on the pack and pulled her off her feet. She stared down at Melina in the grass, satisfied by the look of shock on her face.
“What’s going on? I don’t believe you only wanted sex.”
“Calla, it’s something you don’t want to be involved in.” Her hard glare reflected her tone. “I suggest you leave Planet Core when you get back to Earth.”
What did PC have to do with any of this? She stared down at her commander. “Unlike you, they’ve been nothing but good to me. I have no reason to leave them.”
Melina pushed to her feet and brushed off her pants. “Well then, you can be the boss’ pet. Don’t doubt for one second that Malock won’t start using you toseduce everyone they want out of the program since I’m not going back.”
Calla stood there, baffled. Did PC really work that way? “But…. I would never do that to Erik.” Wait, had she already resolved to let him back in her life?“You’d be surprised what you’d do for the one you love.” Melina bowed her head and rushed away from her.

Bio:
Jessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous. When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.


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