TRR Readers’ Choice Awards- Surrender

It’s that time of year again!

What time of year, you say? Well, time for the nominations to begin for The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice awards of course!
This year, book four in my Coalition Mates series, Surrender is up for nomination and I would really appreciate your vote!
Here is the link:
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If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out Sally and Ark’s story, here’s a little teaser for you!

 

Surrender: Coalition Mates 4 Book Excerpts

Story Excerpt:

Sally made her way down the hall to the great room and quickly noticed that she seemed to be the last one to join. Most were speaking quietly in small groups, and a few were talking with the alien women that had rejoined them. The hyper little woman with the pink hair from earlier, however, seemed to be waiting for Sally to emerge because as soon as she spotted her, she jumped up and rushed toward her in an excited waggle that reminded Sally of a crazed squirrel looking for a place to stash her nuts.

“Hi, Sally!” the vibrating dynamo squeaked out. “So did you figure out what you’re going to do? I’m going to study marine biology! I’m so excited I could almost burst. I’ve always wanted to go to university but could never afford it back home. Isn’t this just the greatest thing that could ever happen?”

It was all Sally could do to not laugh outright at how excited the odd little woman was. Devyn was literally out of breath and panting when she finally stopped talking. The little dynamo obviously should be medicated or something to bring down the ‘perk’, but what she’d said did make Sally think about what was happening. Was this the greatest thing that could’ve happened? Obviously not. But was it the worst thing that could’ve happened to her? Sally had to take a hard look at her life as a whole. She wasn’t really leaving anything behind on Earth, no job, no family, no pet even. The only real friend that she had was Evie and she would be here with her, so there was nothing to do but adapt to her new situation as best she could. That was one thing life had taught her, you adapt or you get left behind.

“Yeah, that sounds great, Devyn. I’ve applied to enter the courtesan guild here on Sirus, so I hope it works out,” she answered, sounding much less enthusiastic than her neighbor.

“Oh.” Devyn’s eyes grew impossibly larger at that information. “That sounds exciting. I heard that the Sirotians have some sort of mind-control abilities. Guess that’s why they’re supposed to be the best at seducing people, huh? I wonder if they can teach you that?”

That was news to Sally. But she had to assume in this situation that she was no longer the smartest person in the room when it came to learning about all these alien species. Good thing they were teaching classes! But one of Sally’s hard, fast rules in life was, even if you don’t know exactly what’s going on, fake it till you make it. Uncertainty was a show of weakness that Sally had learned from a young age that she couldn’t indulge in. Predators always went for the weak or confused in the herd, and Sally wouldn’t ever be prey again.

“Well, Devyn, in my experience, as long as a man has a penis, he’s generally not that hard to seduce,” she answered with a liberal amount of sarcasm loud enough that a few of the other groups of women were chuckling when they heard her comment.

“Ladies! Please take a seat, and we will begin with your cultural and etiquette lessons. Now, there is a large amount of information to absorb, so you will be taking these classes daily for the time that you are with us, along with the curriculum for whichever career path you have chosen,” Lady Samal said as she casually went to the front of the room. It was obvious from her demeanor and grace that she had a lot of experience with speaking in front of groups.

As the rest of the women found comfortable seats on the low couches, Sally saw Caric come back into the room and speak in a low tone to the older woman. Sally couldn’t hear what was said, but clearly, whatever it was surprised Lady Samal from the look on her face. Then, when both women immediately turned to look speculatively right at her, Sally assumed Caric had just informed Lady Samal about her career choice. She couldn’t understand why it was such a big deal, but if Lady Samal was involved in the guild of her choice, she had better turn the charm on right now instead of waiting for her interview. Better safe than sorry, right?

Sally immediately put on her game face, ready to dazzle and distract with charm and charisma. Never frown. Never let them see what you’re really thinking or feeling. After all, when you put on a show, people rarely look deeper than the façade that you easily offer up. Sally could only hope that it wasn’t only human nature that adhered to the “out of sight, out of mind” adage. So with her empty bucket filled with bravado and bullshit, Sally smiled brightly, volunteered to help with any demonstrations, and absorbed as much information as she possibly could for the rest of the afternoon. As the women walked back to their rooms after their dinner meal, Sal’s face actually hurt from smiling so much. She couldn’t wait to get into her room and close the door so she could actually breathe. It was exhausting being someone else all the time. For a fleeting moment, Sally couldn’t help but wonder if this new world might be an opportunity to try to be herself for a change, but almost before the thought was done, it was replaced by all of the cruelty and disappointment that had littered her childhood. No, she couldn’t take that risk again.

 

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Adult Excerpt:

“Are you cold, love?” he said in a low whisper as he ran the back of his fingers lightly up her arm, leaving goose bumps in their wake.

Sally had learned in one of her classes that Sirotians had a type of pheromone control that was frequently used in their seductions. Initially she’d disregarded the possible effects, thinking that she had superior self-control and it wouldn’t affect her, but as Arkenon’s warm, spicy scent became stronger and stronger, all she wanted to do was roll around in it…and on him. So much for her super self-control. Her policy of lying to everyone, including herself, was once again coming back to bite her in the ass.

“Hmm, yeah…cold. I am a little cold now that you mention it,” she answered, unable to stop the shiver that rolled down her body and settled firmly in her now-very-wet pussy.

“You can lie to us both, little one, but I can smell your desire,” he answered with a throaty low laugh. “If I were to run my hand up your thigh right now under this beautiful dress, I know I would find your pretty little pussy dripping with honey just for me.”

Sally’s legs almost buckled as she imagined him doing just that and then pushing her up against the elevator wall and fucking her hard and fast. She knew that when the doors opened and Benic stood there taking in the scene before him that she hadn’t come anywhere close to masking the look of desire on her face. Damn it! She needed to come so badly Sally was starting to shake with the lust that was overtaking her. She assumed that this overwhelming feeling could only mean that Arkenon was cheating and using his Sirotian pheromone mumbo jumbo on her, freaking cheater. But as she turned her head and saw his heavy-lidded look and felt his massive erection straining against her thigh, she thought that perhaps he was turned on enough that he’d forget their terms and just fuck her already. Might as well try, right? After all, he was still a man, and most of the men she had experience with would cut just about any corner when it came to getting a little action. Now it was time to see if she could give his self-control the little shove it needed.

“Why don’t you see for yourself then, sir?” Sally asked in a low, raspy tone as she widened her stance, inviting him to do just that.

She tried not to look away from Arkenon’s face as he slowly backed her out of the elevator and up against a wall in the foyer, but out of the corner of her eye, she could see Benic raise an eyebrow at her taunt, then smile and shake his head as he came closer to them.

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Arkenon wasn’t surprised that Sally was trying to tempt him into losing control of the situation. It was a tactical move that he’d assumed she’d mastered throughout her previous relationship history with submissive males. But he couldn’t say that he didn’t have a stronger reaction than he’d expected, making him want to dominate her even more. He had a plan, however, and he was sticking to it, and it started with Sally not keeping any secrets from him.

He pushed her back against the wall and slowly pushed her arms up above her head as he held her wrists in one of his hands, which he could see made her pulse jump.

“Benic, please see that Sally’s arms stay right where they are,” Ark said as the younger man stepped up to place his hand on Sally’s wrists.

Then he took a half step back and smiled as he saw a conflicted set of emotions run over Sally’s face. Her breathing was even more erratic, and she struggled with herself to relax and let Benic bind her. Ark could tell that she’d never let anyone restrict her movement before during foreplay or sex. Her reaction was genuine, and the dominant male in him reveled in the battle she was going through. When eventually he saw her mild panic move from confusion into lust, he was satisfied to continue, and he stepped back up to her, running his hands lightly along the sides of her breasts as he gently kissed her neck.

Sally was so distracted by his mouth that she gasped when his fingers quickly released the back of her dress and the green silk went sliding down her body. He continued to let his fingertips slowly drag up and down the sides of her chest until she was writhing in Benic’s grip.

“Please! Please touch me,” Sally said in a low whisper full of desperation that she hated to admit.

“Touch you where, Sally?” Ark asked her as he still used his fingertips to skim over first her breasts, then down her belly, and along the tops of her thighs.

“You said you wanted to touch my pussy. That’s where I need you,” she said in a whisper that had Benic, who was now standing beside her, groaning softly.

Ark could only frown and shake his head at the younger man, who’d fallen exactly into the obvious trap Sally had set. He had no doubt that if it were just the two of them here that Benic would be enthusiastically pumping balls deep between her thighs right now, giving her anything she wanted. He’d have to get Galen to work on Benic’s self-control a little more firmly. Sally’s eyes were closed, she was biting her lip in frustration, and it was a beautiful thing to behold. Ark slowly trailed his finger down her stomach, and when he got to her pussy, he had to stifle a groan himself when he found her folds soaking wet and swollen. Slipping one finger gently through the  slickness, he gave her one light pass, circling her plump clit, and then moved back to leave his hand resting on her mound, which had her squirming in Benic’s grip again.

“Arkenon, please!” she whimpered, trying to arch up into his hand.

“What happened at the end of our meal tonight that upset you, Sally?” Ark asked her as he lightly teased the pad of his finger along her drenched pussy.

When Sally stilled for a moment and frowned, he could tell she was trying to clear her head to figure out what he’d just asked her. When her face evened out again and she bit her lower lip and looked down at him, he knew what she was going to say.

“It was nothing. I’m fine. I just need you to touch me,” Sally answered, rubbing herself against him as much as she could.

“One more chance, love, will you trust me enough to tell me what changed your mood?” he pushed.

He saw the lust slowly back down in her eyes, and the determination and anger rose as she looked back at him.

“I said that I’m fine. I don’t need you to fix me, Guild Master. I only need you to fuck me. Isn’t that what you do?” she snapped back at him.

Arkenon gave her a sad look, which only seemed to fuel her anger further as she looked back at him and raised an eyebrow, daring him to ask her again.

“Wrong answer, love,” Ark sighed as he leaned back and rose to his feet. “Only trust gets rewarded here. Lies will leave you wanting.”

 

Thirsty for more? Why not get your own copy?

Buy Links:

Surrender: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/surrender

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And don’t forget to check out the other Coalition Mates series books!

 

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Welcome 2016!

Happy new year 2016

I just wanted to wish everyone a big Happy New Year for 2016!

2015 was quite a change for me so I will start with the obvious, what am I thankful for from the past year? Well, all of you of course! All of the readers, the bloggers, the reviewers, the new friends and authors that I’ve met since my first book came out in December of 2014.

If anyone would have asked me two years ago when I thought it might be fun to try writing a book, never in a million years would I have guessed that I would find so much joy in it. To be able to indulge in my imagination and better yet, share those characters and wondrous places with everyone? I’ve never enjoyed anything more.

It really is amazing how supportive and helpful this community of authors, bloggers, reviewers and readers has been. So thank you from the bottom of my heart!

When I set out last year I had a goal for myself to try and write 5 books, I’m still working full-time so finding writing time can be a challenge…but as the rest of the authors will know, sometimes our muses can be stubborn and pushy! The fourth book in my Coalition Mates series was released in October of 2015, I just finished a holiday novella and I’ve got 4 more WIP on the go in various different genres. So after all was said and done, I’m happy with what I was able to do.

Now what lies ahead in 2016? Well, I hopefully will have a new paranormal series launching by the spring. I’ve been having so much fun writing it, I can only hope my readers will enjoy it just as much. I’ve also got a few stand alone projects going as well as the next couple of Coalition Mates books that the characters have been harassing me from!

Until then, have you checked out my Coalition Mates series? It’s a science fiction erotica series that features some bold and brave heroines, finding themselves falling in love all over the galaxy! Most of the ladies tend to take after me in one way or another….so there is quite a bit of humor as I do so love to laugh. Each hero has his own flair and I dare you not to fall in love with these guys!

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Sarah’s Crew: Coalition Mates 1

Sarah Lowen is leaving her past for a fresh start, but when fate has other ideas she finds herself with six rescuers that need her just as much as she needs them. When Sarah wakes up from her accident to see that she’s been rescued by beautiful alien men she thinks she must be dreaming; but her imagination couldn’t have prepared her for the reality of what they need from her.

Daegan was relieved that they had found a suitable female to bond with, fearing he had condemned his bond-mates and crew to certain death by trusting the wrong woman. Tristan, Vaughn, Rykken, and Callen seem to be more than content with sweet little Sarah, but Zane seems determined to keep his distance. Will Zane’s unwillingness to love Sarah cost them all their future?

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Talia’s Match: Coalition Mates 2

Talia Booth finds herself kidnapped from her home planet of Earth while hiking and wakes up in an auctioning facility on a strange planet surrounded by aliens. Luckily she catches the eye of a couple of beautiful men who are familiar with her species and they decide to rescue her from a dreadful fate.

Asher Rhodan and Grae Derhsavve have been looking for a third to complete their relationship and start a family and when they see Talia, they both know she’s the one. All they have to do now is convince her that a relationship with both of them is possible.

The Prince and the dragon may not be the type of males that Talia is used to, but before long she finds their attention and steamy teasing impossible to resist. Asher’s complicated family situation threatens to destroy the new happiness the trio has found. Can Talia let go of her inhibitions and let herself love the men that destiny has brought her to?

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Eve’s Rescue: Coalition Mates 3

Evangeline Scott was hoping for a fun night on the town after a hellish day. What she couldn’t have imagined was getting kidnapped by alien slavers and then left to die on an abandoned ship.

Kai Dallen and Roan Quinn were having some bad luck of their own when they found themselves set up by an old adversary and trapped in the vault of a Dhuaation Pharaoh’s ship with no way out. When Khaman-Ra makes them an offer they can’t refuse, the two space pirates end up rescuing a ship full of human female cargo. All three males are immediately drawn to one of the beauties and make an agreement to satisfy everyone’s desires. The only problem is, they didn’t think to ask Eve and when she wakes up to find that she’s now married to three aliens she’s mad as hell. By the time all four of them realise their true feelings, will it be too late, as a woman from Roan’s past threatens to ruin it all?

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Surrender: Coalition Mates 4

Seduce me with words.

Inspire me with passion.

Blind me with longing.

Break me with need.

 

Bind me with love

 Sally Owens was content to spend her life hiding in plain sight, as long as no one got too close or tried to wrestle the reigns away from her that is…

When she goes out for a night on the town to troll for the new Mr. Right Now, getting kidnapped and shipped out into space was NOT what she had in mind. But above all else Sally is a survivor and she soon comes up with a plan to thrive in this new world.

Arkenon Quinn, Courtesan Guild Master on the planet of Sirus, is informed that one of the new human refugees wants to join the Courtesan Guild and he was of course curious. However, when he meets the audacious and beautiful Sally he finds himself signing up to be the one to mentor her against his better judgement. What he could never have anticipated was how quickly this fascinating creature would steal his heart and force him to do something he’s never had to do before- chase a female.

Will Sally’s painful past keep her from finding a future with the man who’s like no other she’s ever met? Or will she have the strength to place her body and soul in Arkenon’s extremely capable hands?

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Happily Evil After: A Dark Fairy Godmother Series

Hi there! I just wanted to update you on a new series I’ve been working on this month, I’ve been having so much fun with it and I think those if you who appreciate the humour in my Coalition Mates series will dig this twist on our regular fairy tales!

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Meet Pandora, the Dark Fairy Godmother that just doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of her brethren.

The idea for this series started when our street team group was deep in a Hero vs. Villain debate…and I took a little flack because of my Super Villain fetish. What can I say? I can’t resist a little bad boy action. 😉 So I decided that I would write a story where the sadly misunderstood villain was the one who got their ‘happily ever after’ instead of the goody-two shoe Prince.

So here is a little introduction into the Happily Evil After series, I hope it peaks your interest!

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Series Prologue:

My name is Pandora, I’m a dark Fairy Godmother. What? Never heard of a dark Fairy Godmother you say? Well that’s because only about one in every one million Fairy Godmother pregnancies result in a blending of wild magic and ends up with a deviant like me.

I still remember that day at health class in Godmother finishing school…

“Girls! Make sure you never trust a boy when he says, ‘Don’t you trust me baby?’ and once you’re bonded; never have sex in any other position other than missionary!”

Yeesh, have you seen how the Fairy Godfather’s dress around here? Prancing around in their pastel leggings and embroidered velvet frocks? No freaking thank you, I’d rather have sex with the Gnome gardener that was always peeping in the girls locker room than let one of those dandies get at me.

Apparently it runs in the family, because my mother was a bad-ass too. All she’s ever told me about my father was that on one spring break, her and her fellow sorority sisters, The Raging Blue Faries, decided to do something crazy. They flew down to Florida, hit the Paranormal bar’s that were ‘happening’ at the time, had a few too many Mai Tai’s, ended up in the hot tub with a dashing male of the non-fairy variety, one thing led to another and nine months later I came into the word. In true fashion that only I can pull off, she said I unfurled my smoke grey and black wings and gave the head nurse the finger before starting to cry.

The ruling Fairy Godmother Council of course tried to make my mom give me up, since not only was she not bonded, but I was the epitome of all that could go wrong in the life of a Fairy Godmother. They wanted her to leave me in the woods for the Sprites to decide my fate and let the realm re-absorb my magic if that was its will. But like I said, my mom was a bad-ass and she very politely, because she was still a Fairy Godmother of course, told them to shove off and curled her sparkly blue wings around me.

While my mom always made sure that I knew she loved me just the way I am, I never really did fit in with our society. It’s totally true what they say about me, I do create havoc and trouble where ever I go….I freaking love doing it! I spent most of my school days punking the other Fairy God-students, even the teachers weren’t safe from my wrath. Before you bring it up, NO I was not the one who opened that damned box of sins; the fucking thing was open when I strolled into the locker room. I think those damned Pink Pixies set me up, it had only been a week since I drugged them in chemistry lab and shaved off all their eyebrows. Who knew they would be so vindictive? I almost felt like we could’ve been friends after that, too bad. Eventually, I did get kicked out of school, but not before I absorbed one very clear fact that I took great offense to within my mother’s society of well do-gooders. They used their magic to help others find their happy endings, but not all others; just the ‘good’ people who they decided deserved it.

Who were these pompous assholes that got to decide that just because someone takes a less-than-understood path in their life, that they were ‘evil’ and not deserving of a happy ending? Well I call bullshit on that bitches. See, I have my own brand of power and I decided that I would be the Fairy Godmother picking up the slack for all the misunderstood ‘monsters and villains’ out there. After all, they’re just different like me right? And let me tell you, I make damn sure I get my happy ending on the regular, if you know what I mean. *wink*

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Did you enjoy that little snippet? Then you should check out my Coalition Mates series, science fiction/erotica with a touch of saucy humor!

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Please VOTE! Talia’s Match and Eve’s Rescue TRR Reader’s Choice Awards

I have two of my Coalition Mates series in for The Romance Reviews Reader’s Choice Awards this year and I would really appreciate your vote and share! To get though the nominations round we need 50 votes from Sept 11-Sept 30. The links are below, thank you for your help!

The link to nominate Talia’s Match: http://erotic.theromancereviews.com/viewbooks.php?bookid=17624

The link to nominate Eve’s Rescue: http://erotic.theromancereviews.com/viewbooks.php?bookid=17956

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Thanks so much!

 

Virtual Book Tour- Eve’s Rescue: Coalition Mates 3

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Hi there! I’ve got a virtual tour starting July 20- July 31, stop by and check it out! Below are the scheduled stops with links to the blog sites:

July 20: Long and Short Reviews
July 21: Unabridged Andra’s
July 22: Books and Other Spells
July 23: Romance Novel Giveaways
July 24: Blog of author Jacey Holbrand
July 27: The Reading Addict 
July 27: Erotica For All
July 28: Booklover Sue
July 29: From Me to You … Video, Photography, and Book Reviews 
July 30: Archaeolibrarian – I dig good books!
July 30: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock 
July 31: Snarky Mom Reads…

A big thank you to all the hosts, I look forward to meeting you!

Thanks,

Sarah.

Love at first sight: Romance fact or fairy tale?

I recently had a reader review of one of my books and one comment they made stuck with me. They said that they didn’t like the ‘instant love’ as they called it between the main characters. Now, bear in mind that this particular book was in the science fiction/ romance genre, which is filled with all sorts of fantastical ideas. Vampires, shape-shifters, aliens….zombie apocalypse. So out of all of these ideas, the fact that ‘love at first sight’ was the most unbelievable made me rather, well to be honest…sad.

Have we really become so jaded in this modern age that the simple romance of falling in love at first sight has become an archaic notion or urban myth?

In a society where the norm is now filling out 40 pages of an online questionnaire of micro-matching, then hoping beyond hope that the person popping up on the other side has been truthful in said questionnaires, just for the possibility that it will lead you to your perfect mate; it’s little wonder that some have an issue with embracing the simple idea of following ones heart.

Why do I write science fiction romance? It’s a lot of fun first of all. Secondly, perhaps its because my own love life has always been a little…well, complicated. My bad luck in love has been rather constant, leading me to the only logical conclusion; obviously I must have been a very, very naughty person in a previous life to end up with such bad romantic karma.

What’s one of my personal fantasies?

A simple, real love. Free of the constraints, mating rituals and dating games of today’s society.

Am I still holding out hope somewhere in the deepest reaches of my heart and imagination that my knight in shining alien armor or some version of him will come to my rescue and take me away from all this drudgery?

Maybe….I guess I’m just an old fashioned girl at heart.

Here’s to hoping that your imagination always takes you to the dreams you’ve yet to reach.

Sarah.