Craving Erotic Romance...

is a group blog from several sassy erotic romance authors!

Find out about our latest releases, read scintillating interviews on Mondays, beat mid-week blahs with Hump Day Help Wednesdays, and see hot hunks on Fridays. Saturdays are "Open Mike" and full of surprises! And then, there's always our guests...!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Just the thing for Hump Wednesday!

When Nikki Greene is kidnapped by a crime boss, the last thing she expects is for an even more dangerous man to rescue her. She’s already survived one brutal attack by a man claiming to care for her. She’s not in the market for love, even though her tattooed hero awakens urges she never expected to feel again—and some she’s never felt before. 
Viper, a renowned playboy, doesn’t want a mate. He likes the freedom of taking a different partner to bed each night. But the moment Nikki enters his life, his bachelorhood is doomed. Now he must work past Nikki’s trust issues to win a place in her life and bed. He’s determined to prove that her scars are only skin-deep and together they can have it all. 
But trouble is coming for Nikki. A menacing presence lurks on the fringes of her world, waiting for the chance to prove to Nikki that revenge isn’t sweet, but it is deadly. Can Viper save her this time, or will he lose her for good?

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Today's Scintillating Interview with Beth D. Carter!

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Today we’re presenting Author: Beth D. Carter
1)      Have you always wanted to be an author?
I’ve been creating stories in my head since I was a child.  I wrote my first book, written out in long hand, when I was about twelve.  There was never a time in my life when I didn’t want to be an author.  I tried to follow a different path because I never had confidence in myself, but with the emergence of ereaders, it’s opened up an avenue for many people to find their dreams.  Like me.
2)      What genre(s) do you write?
I love romance and erotica is just a way of writing romance with no blinders on. It feeds on fantasy and imagination, and I love transporting myself from my own hum-drum life into one of pure sensation. I love being turned on, and so when I write I want my readers to get turned on.
3)      Have you ever self published?
No, not at this moment.  I have a book in that was published previously but I’ve since taken back my rights that I plan on doing a self-publishing run, but as of right now that’s on the back burner.
4)      Who or what inspired you to write your first book?
I think my desire to be a writer was set in stone when I picked up my mother’s first Harlequin Presents and I fell in love with the happy ever after.  Almost ten years ago I was living in Paris, France and wrote my first novel, Black Leather Pants, but knew it wasn’t quite finished.  When I read my first erotica novel (by Maya Banks), it hit me that’s what BLP needed.  So I edited and revised and sent it to four erotica publishing houses.
5)      How many hours in a day might you write?
Depends.  I do more of a word count for the day rather that concentrate on hours.  Usually, my minimum goal is 2000 words a day, which roughly translates to 6 – 7 pages.  That may not seem like a lot, but to write good stuff, that can take all day.
6) Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I’m usually a Pantser, but I do write a few sentences on how the next chapter should be.  Of course, as the story evolves, those change too, but it helps me think about what I need to accomplish within that chapter.
6)      Do you ever find yourself slipping away and becoming so immersed in your  story it affects how you relate to others?
This usually happens to me when I read someone else’s book.  So maybe my stories affects someone else’s perspective. 
7)      Are you in any of your books?
Yes.  I tend to put some aspect of myself in all my heroines, whether it’s a phrase she uses or a way she perceives her world.  Another thing I do is use people I know in my stories.  If you’ve pissed me off you’ll probably end up the bad guy, dying some horrible death.  (snicker)
8)      What do your friends and family have to say about you writing?
My mother reads everything I write.  She says “Do you really have to use those words?”  Yes, mom.  I really do.  LOL.  Actually, everyone is very supportive, even my super religious aunt.  She just can’t have me on her Facebook page.
9)      Please share an excerpt from your book that totally spoke to you when you put the words down on paper.
As I’ve said, this book is based on the Spartacus story, and one of the driving forces of that is that he’s forced to kill to live.  The fight or flight mode.  It can turn honorable men into monsters.  I’m attracted to that aspect of human nature.

(From The Alpha Gladiator – Warriors of the Arena)
My people are honorable, he muttered.  We do not kill other people for sport.     
You will, Felix assured.  Everyone does eventually because if you dont, itll be your broken body bleeding upon the ground.”

10)              Which actor/character(s) would play the starring role? After seeing Josh Hartnett in Penny Dreadful he became my number one pick for playing Ravage!


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Great new release for Hump Wednesday!

Thanks for having me today! I'm delighted to be introducing my new MC romance series, Wild Blood MC, which kicks off with TANNER'S WAR. I had a lot of fun writing this story, and probably just as much fun researching it...And by research I mean looking at pictures of sexy, tattooed bikers on Pinterest...That counts, right? Fun fact for you – Tanner's tattoo mentioned in the excerpt below is actually real. My fiance has that exact design on his own forearm. Always great when you can find inspiration right at home!


He's not looking for trouble.

Tanner is fresh out of prison and trying to stay clean. His place in Wild Blood MC demands it. But when he nearly runs over a terrified woman, trouble finds him. Beth needs a savior and Tanner can't say no.

She's desperate to escape.

Beth chose running over a forced marriage. She's got nothing and nobody – until she meets Tanner. But with a fanatical cult leader hunting her, can she risk staying with the first man to defend her?

Tanner's willing to put it all on the line for Beth – even his beloved MC. The fallout will change both their lives.

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Amber is the secret identity of a writer who normally pens urban fantasy, but feels like stretching her wings. Amber loves darker romance, anti-heroes, good red wine, and expensive chocolate (sometimes all at once). She's based in the UK and lives in an adorable cottage with her dream man and a demanding cat.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

A Scintillating Audiobook for Monday...

Left hot, bothered and disappointed by Grant - the man she had high hopes for - Ava breaks up with him and heads out on a ski weekend with a group of friends. Harrison, a twenty-three year old member of the group can't help but take notice of her and makes advance. Some of which Ava can't brush aside when the are stuck sharing a room together. Will she give in to Harrison's advances or go home and work things out with Grant?

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Restless by nature, Jewel Quinlan is an avid traveler and has visited 16 countries so far. Lover of ice cream, beer and red wine she tries to stay fit when she’s not typing madly on her computer concocting another tale. In her spare time she likes to do yoga, hike, learn German and play with her spoiled Chihuahua; Penny. It is Penny’s mission in life to keep Jewel from the keyboard. But, with the help of dog-chew-making-companies, Jewel has been able to distract her canine companion and continues to get thousands of words on the page for your enjoyment.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Action, Romance and Vodou for Friday!


Vodou stole her life. A gay ghost stole her boots. And the man who stole her heart stole her memories. Kena plans to get it all back.
Ex-cop Kena's life is filled with regret, beer, and Cheetos. That is, until her ghostly roomie sends her dumpster diving, leading her to a sexy stranger named Luc and a fate she'd rather not remember. As Kena's memories resurface, so do her feelings for Luc, the man she's secretly been in love with for the last thousand years. And he needs her for more than a stroll down memory lane.
Vodou spirits, known as Loa, have been trapped in human form, and are trying to make their way back to the spirit world. But Luc's brother is possessed by a vengeance demon conjured at the hands of NOLA's crime syndicate kingpin. Saving him means damning herself to a spirit prison in a loveless, arranged union with the very man she's supposed to rescue. But not helping Luc's brother sentences him to death, leaving New Orleans in the hands of black magick, and losing Luc forever.

Q) How did you dream up the dynamics of your characters? Originally the story was going to be completely different when I wrote the first 5000 words or so of the book. But after I came back from the 2014 Romantic Times convention in New Orleans, I was inspired to write something with a Vodou/NOLA flair. So the book took a twist and became so much more than I ever imagined. I wanted a strong heroine and an alpha male. But Luc ended up being more of an Alpha/Beta blend. He's not really one or the other. He's quite complex. Kena ended up being a witty heroine who took things into her own hands.

Q) Do you have any habits that get you in the writing frame of mind? Music is my biggest influence. I listened to mainly instrumental gaming soundtracks while writing. But one of my Critique Partners burned me a CD of music she thought would be perfect for this book, and it was filled with great songs by The Black Keys, Rolling Stones, Zepplin, Jack White and Muse. It ended up really making scenes come alive for me.

Q) How much real life do you put into or influences your books? In this book I tried to make the characters reflect their Vodou based deities. I did take some artistic liberties and spun a few things, but I did a lot of research to make sure a lot of the intricacies of their actual descriptions and quirks made it into the story.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A great Hump Wednesday feature!

Their world is crumbling on the King's shoulders.
Elliot is missing.
George has failed and his demons are threatening to swallow him whole.
Jesse's life is slipping through his fingers.
Zac is doing everything he can, but he's plagued with flash backs of a life he can't remember.
Can they get it together to save themselves or Elliot?  
It was dark when he stepped out into the back entrance of the penthouse. His footsteps echoed through the halls as he walked. George should be in bed as he was generally an early riser, but Jesse half expected him to be consoling his pain with a slave.
He paused in front of the play room, swallowing hard. What if his actions had been the final straw in George moving on? What if...
It was too painful to finish the thought. He set his hand on the handle, telling himself he could face what he found inside. He turned it silently and pushed the heavy door forward. It was dark inside, only the lights of the city illuminating the toys spread over the massive wall. The door was soundproof, but now that it was open, all he heard was the light snore of a slave. He closed the door quickly and then pressed a hand into his aching chest. He stalked forward, seeing the flicker of a fire on the wall as he approached the living room.
He stepped around the corner to find George looking pensive staring into the fire, drink in hand. He paused, waiting for an invitation. One never came. George acted as though he didn't see him. Jesse opened his mouth, but he didn't know what to say. There wasn't an apology that could even cover the pain he'd put George through.
He fell to his knees. "Forgive me," he whispered.
George didn't respond. Jesse fell forward pressing his forehead into the cool hardwood floor. Warm hands closed around his arms, dragging him to his feet, and he was enveloped in Georges arms. His eyes started to mist, and he couldnt catch a full breath. It was all too much to bear. Hed left his heart when he left George, and there were no words for what it felt like to be back here. He buried his face in Georges neck and wrapped his arms around him. George kissed every spot he could reach on Jesse in their position.
It was so much more than dominant and submissive like this. Jesses heart ached. The pain radiated through his bones. Hed been holding off losing it for so long he hadnt even realize how bad the pain had gotten, how numb hed been.
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Author Bio
When not staying up all night writing, J.R Gray can be found basking in the warm glow of the Miami sun, or at the gym where it's half assumed Gray is a permanent resident. A dominant, pilot, and sword fighting enthusiast, Gray finds it hard to be in the passenger seat of any car. Gray frequently interrupts real life, including normal sleep patterns, to jot down nonsense. The bane of Gray's existence are commas, and even though it's been fully acknowledged they are necessary, they continue to baffle and bewilder.

If Gray wasn't writingwell, that's not possible. The buildup of untold stories would haunt Gray into an early grave or possibly a mental institution where the tales would end up on the walls in crayon and finger paint.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday's Scintillating Interview with Olivia R. Burton!

Welcome to Craving Erotic Romance Blogspot.

Today we’re presenting Author: Olivia R. Burton
1) Have you always wanted to be an author?
Most of my life, yes! I started writing young (bad fanfic, of course) and got addicted. It’s such a great escape.
2) What genre(s) do you write?
I write Urban Fantasy, though Rattle is in the sub-genre Paranormal Romance. I’ve dabbled in Fantasy, but I mostly stick to UF.
3)  Have you ever self published?
No, I haven’t wanted to brave it. I think it would cost money that I don’t have right now to really make sure the book gets great editing and a beautiful cover.
4) Who or what inspired you to write your first book?
Well, I was still in middle school so my first non-TV-fic story was basically a rip-off of Christopher Pike’s The Last Vampire. Once I got that out of my system, I started working on original work and finished a fantasy story based around the signs of the Zodiac. I mean to finish rewriting it, but it’s become a monster of a book so I’ve been putting it off.
5) How many hours in a day might you write?
When I was writing a lot I would usually write like it was a full-time job. I’d generally write about six or eight hours a day. It’s been awhile since I’ve been that productive, though.
6) Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I’m sort of in between. I generally have a whole idea of the book before I start, but I don’t outline or plot every chapter. Too, there have been several books that ended up not being what I came up with at all, but I think they are the better for it.
7) Do you ever find yourself slipping away and becoming so immersed in your story it affects how you relate to others?
Not usually. When I’m at the computer writing, that’s all I’m doing. I completely lose myself in the book and live in that world. Outside of that time, though, I’m the same person whether in the middle of a story or not.
8) Are you in any of your books?
Sort of! The fantasy story I wrote in high school started out as an adventure I wrote starring all of my friends, including me. I took the most noticeable and interesting traits of each of my friends—for good or for bad!—and created characters around those. The character I based loosely on me had my name, but I wouldn’t say she’s me anymore. I’ve since changed her name to reflect that. And because it’s probably tacky to name a character after yourself.
9) What do your friends and family have to say about you writing?
They’ve always been very supportive, even reading some of my really bad writing back when I was younger. They’ve promoted me to friends and extended family when I’ve had books come out. My ex-husband was always really understanding whenever I was in that “The book’s almost finished!” groove and I needed to hole up and write for a few hours after getting home from work.
10) Please share an excerpt from your book that totally spoke to you when you put the words down on paper.
From: Rattle

 I really love every scene with Finn being an incompetent doofus, but as for touching scenes, I’m quite fond of the first time Veruca shows Finn her powers and shares a bit of her magic with him.
“This beats movie night,” Finn mumbled as he lay splayed out on Veruca’s bed. She laughed, turning to kiss his chest, before propping her chin up to catch his eye. He shifted as much as he could manage, returning her admiring smile.
“You’re sure you don’t want me to have a horror movie sent up?” she asked, walking her hand along the bed as if she’d go for the phone on the nightstand. “Something really bloody and wretched? With exploding eyeballs and—”
Determined to stop her from making him picture anything worse, he gripped her hips, sliding her up his body to force her mouth close enough to catch. She giggled into the kiss, running her fingers through his hair.
“I’ll take that as a no,” she said when he let her lips free. Opening his eyes, he met hers, content to just watch her for a spell. They stayed close, sweaty and satisfied, watching each other in silence until she took a deep, contented breath and pushed upward. She regarded him for a few moments before tipping her head.
“You couldn’t control that zombie.”
“Ah.” He shifted uncomfortably, resting his hands on her upper thighs. “I can’t always, no. Sometimes they get away from me.”
“Beatrice didn’t?”
“No, she was easy. She was older, her—Well.” He dropped his eyes, unfocused for a bit. “I didn’t have trouble with her.”
“It’s curious you couldn’t control Clay,” she said thoughtfully as she sat up. “You have the power to control so much more than one old lady, Finn.”
He mulled that over for a moment. “Five old ladies?”
“An army,” Veruca said, her lips quirking. He squinted, sure she was putting him on.
“Of old ladies?”
She laughed, the motion doing wonderful things to her bare breasts. Finn wondered briefly if he was ready to go again, or if she was at least. He wouldn’t mind just pleasing her, not just as thanks for all she’d done but just because he wanted to get lost in the sounds of her breathy moans.
“You should see what I see when I look at you,” she said, leaning forward just enough to press both hands against his chest, right over his heart. He looked up into her dark eyes, his brows lifting.
“I know what I look like,” he assured her, grinning as if in on the joke of his own arrogance. “It’s spectacular.”
“Not just your pretty face, darling,” she said, shaking her head. “Your soul. In fact ...” She went quiet, biting her lip as if considering something daring. After a few moments, she gave a nod, taking his hand off her thigh and lifting it to mirror her position. He fought the urge to slide his hand just a little further left to cup her breast.
“Take a breath,” she murmured, “and remember that you trust me.”
“I do?” he asked, hoping she could tell he was joking. She was already concentrating on something else, her expression gone a touch serious, her gaze on his chest. They were both quiet for a bit, Veruca’s hands warm on his skin, her lips slightly parted as she worked at something Finn hadn’t figured out. When he felt a jolt in his chest, a tug at his heart he was sure he recognized, he frowned. “What—”
A glow started at Veruca’s heart, a slow hum that seemed to have a pulse like listening to the heartbeat of a sleeping lover. He blinked, shook his head at first, sure he was imagining the sensations, but when Veruca smiled, her eyes roaming to his, he realized this was what she’d wanted him to trust.
“You see it?” she asked, turning her attention to the wide windows looking out over the city. “You see them?”
“I ...” Finn trailed off, realizing her pulse wasn’t the only one. There were a myriad of glowing heartbeats all around, most of them small and fast. They moved outside the hotel, hopping along the ledge, little golden orbs inside the dark shapes of birds. He turned his gaze back to Veruca’s face, but found it pulled to her chest once again, fascinated by the thin line of glowing light that trailed from her in a loose line to his heart, to a glow of his own.
It was bright, thick, like a knit case holding his heart safe in his chest. It looked similar to hers, but brighter, weaved tighter where the line from her heart touched it, but frayed in certain spots.
“That’s your soul,” Veruca said, lifting her hand to run her finger down the line between them. Finn jolted when he felt the motion as a tiny vibration in his chest. “And mine. This is your power, how you control the dead.”
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11) Which actor/character(s) would play the starring role? (you can attach pics or just insert names or both- pics can compete with the cover, but also pull in a lot of attention. Sometimes a pinterest link works well too, up to you)
Casting! I haven’t thought of casting for my books in years, actually. For Veruca, it’s difficult because she was born in Venezuela and being here in America, I haven’t been exposed to many Latin actresses. I could see Diane Guerrero in her role, I think. She’s on Orange is the New Black (or was the last time I was keeping up with it), and she’s beautiful and seems very confident.

Finn was partly inspired by Colin O’Donoghue, both because he’s dreamy and because I came up with the idea for Rattle shortly after visiting Ireland. I was (and still am) in total and complete love with the country and its people. It was the most beautiful place I’ve ever visited and I didn’t meet a single rude person the entire time I was there. O’Donoghue popped up on Once Upon A Time with his sexy smirk and baby blues and I went, “Well, I need someone that hot in my books.” Finn’s not as competent or smooth as Hook, though, that’s for sure.
(Finn seen here trying to remember how to read)

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Next in this thrilling series!!


On her first day working for Emmett Radcliffe, President of Radcliffe Software and Web Design, Liane Peyton learns that Emmett hired her not only for her design skills, but for her coding abilities. Liane finds herself building a secret database for Emmett and his friends, but saving the planet isn’t Emmett’s only obsession. He has his sights set on Liane, and he will stop at nothing to have her.

Emmett is part of a group of friends financing the efforts to put a stop to The Madeline Project. The program now has a mind of its own, thanks to a virus called Tommy Twister. These men have power, resources, and money, but they’re as ruthless and possessive as the storms ravaging Earth.

They call themselves the Weathermen…

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