Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Faking It with Damian by DJ Hunnam

Title: Faking It with Damian
Author: DJ Hunnam
Genre: Erotica, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 23, 2017

I don’t do relationships… especially not with egotistical jerks like my new boss, Damian Wood. The man is vile, arrogant, condescending… and scorching hot. If he weren’t my boss and a grade-A a*&hole, I would turn on my world-famous charm and seduce the pants right off the man. But giving in to his undeniable allure might just cost me my job. Or worse yet, my heart.

I’m a prick…and Janice Holder’s new boss. Which means I should stay away, but I’ve never claimed to be a nice guy. If I don’t get my twisted fascination under control, it will only be a matter of time before I bend her over my desk and screw her. Hard. The way I’ve imagined no fewer than a thousand times since we met. I’m playing with fire and neither of us can afford to get burned, but landing in hot water might just be worth the risk.

Faking It is a full-length, standalone office romance. It contains steamy scenes with a ton of heat and strong language intended for mature audiences.

What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
I read a ton of romance as a teenager, primarily because my grandmother was a voracious reader of historical romance. Around age fourteen, I started sneaking her books whenever my parents dropped me off at her house. While the content was a bit questionable for someone my age, I fell in love with these books. I stopped reading romance, and much of anything else besides text books, in college, because I was focused on my career. I started reading romance again about four years ago, and I was shocked at how much had changed. For the better. I decided to start writing and chose the genre I love to read.

When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process (outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
I love the fledgling idea, that little burst of inspiration when a new story comes to life in my head. Sometimes I’ll be sitting at my “real” job or in my car and a character will just start talking to me. I’ve written 20k or 30k words just based on those first inklings. Now that I have three unfinished manuscripts that started that way, I’ve realized that I need to get better at outlining and plotting so that I can actually finish!

When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
I read a lot of different genres (big shout-out to my book club, Books without Bitches), but my favorite is romance. I like romantic erotica, because I need something with a bit more heat to feel satisfied (no pun intended). I guess that’s why I write in that genre as well.

If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
I have a bit of an author crush on J.A. Huss. Not only because I love her books, but because she gives back, to her fans and other authors. I’ve read a ton of traditionally and self-published authors, and I still come back to her books time and time again. Until 321 and Meet me in the Dark, I had never read dark romance. When I read those books, I was like, wow, just wow! I need to write some dark stuff, because it rocked my world.

Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
I’ve always enjoyed writing, although for the last fifteen years it’s been focused on technical writing, for my “day” job. A few years back, I was a bit discontent. I decided to start writing again. I used my first book, Drowning in Talon, as a creative outlet and as a way to work through some things going on in my personal life. At the same time, I was reading a ton of romance/erotica. The genre is so popular because it provides the perfect escape from every-day life and I decided to try my hand at it.

Author Bio:
First introduced to the genre by her grandmother, DJ Hunnam is an author with a true love for great romance novels. After reading hundreds of them over the last twenty years, she finally decided to put pen to paper and craft her own happily ever afters (HEA). She loves to write about strong heroines who fall in love with even sexier heroes, while tackling real-world problems. Her books are packed with sizzling scenes sure to make you blush.

A scientist by day and author by night, DJ Hunnam straddles the fence between the mundane and the erotic on a daily basis. When she isn’t writing, you might find her curled up with a book, chasing her two wild sons, or pursuing her own HEA with her husband of ten years. She’s a sucker for dark chocolate, a good bottle of Malbec, and a sexy six-pack.


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Life by Elise Noble

Title: Life
Author: Elise Noble
Genre: Adult Romance, Comedy
Release Date: April 30, 2017
At twenty-eight years old, the only men in lawyer Cate Jenkins’ life are her two cats, Thor and Loki, unless you count her not-so-secret love affair with Ben & Jerry.

Escape comes in the form of art classes, where life drawing model Joe provides a welcome distraction from the monotony of her job. Each Thursday for five weeks, she gets to lose herself in a world of twinkling blue eyes and chiselled abs.

Meanwhile, next-door neighbour Dane is determined to win her heart. Can his gifts of coffee and kitty treats win out against muscled perfection?

Meeting Joe
“Ladies and gentleman.” Delores glanced over at Miguel, the sole male in the room. “We’ve got a treat tonight. The lovely Joe is going to model for us.”

She beckoned to someone behind us, and jaws dropped as Joe ambled to the front of the class, wearing only a sheet around his waist. He perched on the stool while Delores arranged the fabric to cover the good bits, and then he followed her directions to, “Lean forward a bit. Move your hand.”

Beside me, Marie’s pencil rolled out of her fingers and under Miguel’s chair, and it took him a second or two to snap his eyes away from Joe and retrieve it for her.

Finally happy with Joe’s pose, Delores clapped her hands. “This evening, we’re going to practice our sketching. Joe’s going to move every twenty minutes, which will give you the chance to explore various positions.”

From the way the other girls were salivating, I knew exactly which positions they wanted to explore. Even Marie, who had a boyfriend. I reached over and tapped her pad.

“We’re supposed to be drawing.”

“I’m committing his muscles to memory before I start. Wonder what would happen if I visited the ladies’ room and accidentally tripped over that sheet?”

With Marie, I could never quite tell if she was serious. This was the woman who’d once scrambled over a screaming crowd to clamber on stage with Justin Timberlake and managed to squeeze his ass before security hauled her away. I knew because she showed me the video on her phone. Loosening Joe’s sheet would be nothing for Marie.

Every girl needs a friend like Marie…
My phone pinged with a message, interrupting my thoughts, and I made the mistake of picking it up.

Marie: Flipping heck. Still fanning myself after tonight’s session. Joe is hereby known as Mr. Hot Rod.

Worse, she’d accompanied the message with a hand-drawn dick pic, done in charcoal on cream paper. The piece of egg slid down the wrong way, and I coughed and spluttered as I tried to get my breath back.

“Can we get a glass of water?” Joe called out to the lady, and one appeared almost instantly. “Here, drink this.”

He crouched beside me and rubbed my back until the gagging subsided, although if I’d choked, that would have saved me from dying of embarrassment when I followed his gaze to my phone.

“Is that…?”

“Uh, I think so. Maybe. It’s Marie’s idea of a joke.”

“Mr. Hot Rod?”

I watched in horror as another line of text popped up on the screen: Just a not-so-little something to give you sweet dreams tonight.

Dane vs. Joe
“You’ve got cats?” Dane asked.

“Two. Thor and Loki.”

“Ah, so you also have an interest in Norse mythology?”

“Uh, yes.” It was better than admitting I had an interest in Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston. “Something like that.”


“Thor and Loki?” Joe asked. “You’re into the Marvel movies?”

“Uh, no, I’ve long held a deep fascination for Norse mythology.”

“I’ve always been a comic book guy, but I did read the Poetic Edda a few years back.”

“The what?”

His chuckle became a full-blown laugh. “I knew it. So, Hemsworth or Hiddleston?”

Dammit, what the hell was an Edda? “Uh, Hemsworth,” I blurted before my mouth caught up with my brain. The blond. The blond who bore a disturbing similarity to Joe.

Author Bio:
Elise Noble is an English rose with a few thorns who loves chocolate, sleep, and well-defined abs. Not hers, unfortunately. She lives near London with a sexy chef, a horse who eats all her money, and a dog who eats her car keys. Always a reader, she took up writing after inspiration struck in an old manor house, and still pinches herself at the fact that people read her books. She spends her days working in an office and her nights dreaming up new characters for you to fall in love with. Elise currently writes the Blackwood Security series of romantic thrillers and the Trouble series of romantic comedies.



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