Thursday, October 28, 2010

4 cherries for ONE TOUGH HOMBRE! THX Whipped Cream!

One Tough Hombre by Cerise DeLand

One Tough Hombre (Tough Texas Hombres) by Cerise DeLand
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (43 pgs)
Other: M/F, anal play, bondage
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Stephanotis

Texas Ranger Dane Masters wants a piece of luscious bakery shop owner Kandy Brunner, but will his desire for sweet Kandy kill this tough hombre?

Texas Ranger Dane Masters is one tough hombre with a hankering to sample the town’s luscious bakery shop owner. Problem is, Kandy Brunner doesn’t have affairs. She only chooses wisely, then weds. But her three husbands have died soon after marrying her.

So when Dane gets a hot taste of her spicy body one morning in her shop, he asks himself how far will he go to get her in his bed—and how long will she stay when he shows her his need for more than plain vanilla lovin’?

Kandy Wilcox Dayton Harris Brunner as her name implies has been married three times. When she falls in love she requires a marriage license to fully commit sexually to a man. But can Texas Ranger, Dane Masters become the exception?

This is a short read and hang on to your cowboy hats because it will get you hot under the collar. Kandy and Dane have known one another for years and it seems the sexual tension that's been brewing is about to be unleashed. All the sex scenes and there are many, are smoldering hot, some might not be for everyone (anal play/sex). However, these are great, fun characters, well developed with natural sounding dialogue and a plot that was carefully paced for such a short read.

If you're looking for a story you can read in less than an hour and you love smoldering hot love scenes (especially those that include a sexy Texas lawman) and the essential happy ending, this is worth checking out.

Monday, October 25, 2010

WINNER OF DAY 3! HAT TRICK 3rd set of prizes

All of you are so full of great ideas!
MY HUGE apologies for being late with this. The weekend was too full of unexpected things!
Jennifer, loved the Jay-Z trip! (I and I like to do hip hop at my fitness club, which is how, oh boy, I blew out my knee 3 wks ago!) duh.
Susan, your note brought a lump to my throat. Nothing like standing by when things are really tough.
Same goes for Brandy, whose hubbie is gone to the wars but still supports her in so many ways.
I loved the dinners and breakfasts that are cooked, the roses given, the walks on the beach. The lemon juice!!!! The everyday gifts of being with someone you love.
BUT I will run another contest for the release NOV. 17 of my 3rd erotic REGENCY, MISS DARLING's INDECENT OFFER. And now, drumroll, please....
THE WINNER of DAY 3 is Susan.
Susan, if you would please send me your snail mail address to I will send out your prizes.
Come back for nibbles of my new releases, more contests and prizes, plus my own ramblings!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Winner of Day 2! On to Day 3. Post! Win!

This was SO TOUGH TO PICK this winner for Day 2!
I'm going with this one: I'd go ANYWHERE the mood strikes my lover/s and I, especially the rain forest in Dominica (secluded and gorgeous), Paris, Stonehenge in the evening and of course Rome, the eternal city.
What got me was the rain forest...and frankly, Stonehenge. Who knew Stonehenge could strike you as ...romantic? And then Paris and Rome really light me up! CARRIED AWAY occurs in Venice, and goes to Paris, then Naples. Yep. I am a Traveling Bunny, when not writing.
Just ordered a book on Venice a few minutes ago. HAVE TO RETURN soon!
DAY 3 CONTEST starts now!
What to write and tell us about?
The most romantic gesture any partner/lover/spouse ever did for you.
This contest closes at midnight Pacific, too!
Rock and Roll, bella!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Winner! Day 2 of Prizes: Where would you go for the most exotic, thrilling encounter? HAT TRICK celebration

The winner of yesterday's posting contest is JB Shine for her delicious tale (remembrance?) of one terrifically satisfying evening. (See posts on yesterday's blog.)
JB, I need your physical address to send you today's prizes!
FYI, the last entry by flchen1 was posted after midnight, so I will consider that in today's entries for today's prizes!
On to today's posting challenge: WHERE IN THE WORLD would you go with your lover/s to have the most thrilling exotic encounter? And what precisely about this locale turns you on?
Paris, Morocco, the stage of a NY theater, a Dom Club?
Anything is possible.
Tell us! And please include your email address so I can contact you.
Today's entries close at midnight Pacific and I'll have another contest tomorrow!
Hope you are reading HAT TRICK,

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Menage a Cougar anyone? Tell us your favorite romantic fantasy!

Tell us here and win a prize!
In celebration of HAT TRICK's release, I will give away to one person each day for the next 3, STUFF!
Books, SWAG from ROMANTICON and more. Yes, not just my own swag but those from those fantastic authors who came to ROM with fabulous goodies and which I will pass on to winners here!
What do you have to do?
Tell us your favorite romantic hook-up or fantasy. Yes, as a post.
Post by Midnight Pacific Time, tonight, and the next 2 nights. One person a day wins.
My favorite fantasy? Ahh. You get to read them in my novels. And if you like the idea of 2 men at once, you need to read Belle Sterling's story in HAT TRICK.
Post away, my darlings!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Do return here tomorrow for a BIG CONTEST and PRIZES (books, bags, SWAG from ROMANTICON and more) to celebrate the release of HAT TRICK!
But know that my Regency, LORD STANHOPE's IMPROPER PROPOSAL has hit another best seller list!
Yep. #10 on's Best Selling Erotica!
Color me psyched!
Ciao, Bella! Tomorrow! Be here!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

4.5 Cherries for HARD DRIVIN' MAN!

Delighted to run part of the dynamite review of HARD DRIVIN' MAN from Whipped Cream yesterday!


"When I read the blurb for Hard Drivin’ Man I was totally drawn in. Jessie Hardwick grew up and quickly married the man she thought was her prince charming. Life has a way of turning a stud into a dud and a play mate into the perfect mate. No, this isn’t a paranormal tale where two fated lovers find and connect for their happily ever after. This is the story of two very real characters that deal with heartache and loss to find the love they never thought possible.

"Don’t pull out the tissue just yet, though. Ms. DeLand doesn’t put the reader through all the grief that Jessie and Trey endure but you empathize with them nonetheless when they open up to one another. There is a lot of heart and emotion in this little short story. You start the journey with Jessie and then are allowed to glimpse the need that Trey has to show Jessie how much he loves her. It was a total AHHHH moment. There is also some great dialogue about “plowing fields” and “zucchini”. You won’t want to miss it!!

"I was really impressed by how much story there really was packed into fifty-one pages. Ms. DeLand has a true talent for creating and telling a fictional story but giving it life outside the pages. I hurt for both Jessie and Trey and rejoiced when they were able to overcome the past to allow for a future. I highly recommend Hard Drivin’ Man for anyone that dreams of the “what ifs” and then gives fate a free hand."
Thank you, Whipped Cream! And reviewer, Honeysuckle!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Men's Health mag recommends Cougar women!

Men's Health magazine, October issue, recommends to men that they set their sights on older women. They say women ages 27-45 have a higher sex drive.
No foolin'?
We women knew that long ago.
Do go over to and read a snippet of Belle Sterling's story (to be published Oct. 20 for your pleasure).
Belle has two men in mind for her adventure and the resolution, I know, is a bit different from the one you might expect!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Out in print! 2 of mine!

Want a print book? With 2 luscious stories?
IRRESISTIBLE FORCES is freshly available at with LAID BARE & CARRIED AWAY !
yum yum.
If you like print, I hope you will love these two stories of romance that only grows stronger when danger approaches.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Welcome guest author, Tea Trelawny!

Sex and Fantasy

Sex and fantasy have always gone together but today’s erotic romance authors sometimes take it a step further: deep into the realm of the ancient fairytale. They go where the prowess of an elfin warrior goes far beyond his ability with a bow and arrow, firing straight into the heart—and other parts—of his lady love. They go where a princess uses more than her heart of gold to tempt her prince.

But do grown women truly enjoy that kind of story? Do they really want to think about Cinderella and her prince ‘getting it on’ under the sheets? Do they want to read about a man whose manhood is restored when he’s possessed by an ancient Welsh warrior?

Absolutely! Especially when such explicit stories maintain their one absolutely essential element: love. Erotic romances are written as something more than simple sex tales. They are stories of love and romance, served with an extra-large helping of explicit detail. They have a happily-ever-after, whether the lovers come from the same species or not.

I present for Exhibit A my own recent erotic fantasy romance Wood-Lovin’ Nymph. This short book brings a fairytale being to life in modern day Central Park. While New York City is generally known for its let’s-get-down-to-business attitude, there’s always been a spark of magic in the metropolis as well. Readers will discover that spark when they meet Arianna, a wood nymph who wants to live up to her species’ reputation as sexual beings, but she wants to make love with only one man. That man is NYPD Detective Rick Ballentine, a down-to-earth guy who would never believe in fairies. Not, that is, until he sees one in the flesh.

And I mean ‘in the flesh’ in the purest sense of the phrase. Once Arianna gets her man inside her oak tree, clothing vanishes and lust is indulged on both sides. Here’s a short excerpt to illustrate what I mean. Warning: the following scene is not quite X-rated, but it’s much hotter than an R.

(Copyright 2010, Tea Trelawny. All rights reserved.)

“Kiss me,” she whispered and captured his face between her hands. Willingly, he shifted his hungry mouth to hers. Her appetite matched his as she nibbled and lapped at his lips and teeth and tongue. He gave back, aware of every inch of her nakedness against him. Suddenly his clothes were strangling him. He wanted to be naked, too. He wanted to feel her warm flesh against his. He wanted to tangle his bare legs with hers and press himself into her.

Almost as soon as the thought entered his mind, his clothing vanished. Surprised and delighted, he lifted his mouth from hers.

“Did you just read my mind?” he asked, gazing down at her.

“I read your body,” she answered with a husky voice. Her eyes glittered like gold dust. “You seemed to be having trouble catching your breath so I thought your clothes were constricting you.”

He smiled. “I like that you can read my body.”

“Please read mine,” she said. “With your hands.”

“Glad to.”

Rick straddled her upper thighs and sat up. He gazed down at the feast spread before him and need surged into his cock.

“I’ll start here,” he said, reaching out to brush one thumb across her lower lip. Ariana responded by nipping at his thumb with her perfect little teeth.

“Your other hand is supposed to be reading, too,” she said with a wicked grin.

“You’re right. Can’t let it get lazy now, can we?” Rick placed his other hand on the pulse point on one side of her neck. Slowly he traced his fingertips toward her collarbone. His other hand matched his movements on her other side as he finger-read her upper chest to her shoulders.

“Mmm,” she moaned. “That feels good.”

“How about this?” He continued to stroke down the outside of her arms to her elbows. He watched her flesh prickle up along the trail of his fingers then he caressed a path down to her wrists. Her hands, lying on the bed, opened, her fingers unfurling like the petals of a flower. He continued the gentle tickling to the center of her palms and then stroked upward along the inner flesh of her arms. The flesh of her breasts prickled, too, and her nipples hardened even more. The sight made his mouth water as she closed her eyes and arched toward him.

A large portion of the rest of the book carries their relationship much farther, and details it every step of the way. That’s what makes it an erotic romance. It allows the characters—and readers—to explore a romantic sexual fantasy in story form. It’s a ‘quickie’ between the pages of a book, whether that book is digital or paper. It’s harmless fun that often encourages women—and even men—to stretch their own romantic fantasy wings. It’s fun, it’s safe, and it’s healthy. And it’s waiting for you inside a story.

Wood-Lovin’ Nymph by Téa Trelawny is available at