Excerpt: Gorgeous Matt Montgomery Gets Kinky in ‘Tied With Me’ By Kristen Proby

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We are so excited to share this exclusive excerpt from Kristen Proby’s newly released Tied With Me, which is Book Six in her bestselling “With Me In Seattle Series.” This book is all about the Matt Montgomery, a member of the famous –and super sexy–Montgomery clan.

Matt Montgomery is one of Seattle’s finest. He works hard, loves and protects his family fiercely, and is loyal almost to a fault. And … he has a penchant for bondage.

Matt enjoys the way a woman looks wrapped up in his ropes, and makes no apologies for his preferences. When he meets Nic at a fetish festival, the small, beautiful woman catches his eye, drawing him to her. His one night with her was everything he’s ever looked for in a partner, but is cut short because of a family emergency. Even before he sees her again weeks later, he knows he’ll never get her out of his system. And he’ll do whatever it takes to make her his.

Read excerpt from Tied With Me:

By Kristen Proby

I wander back to the bedroom to find Matt sitting in the chair by the window, reading something on his iPad.

On the way back from the market today, Matt stopped by his place to grab a change of clothes and a few of his things for another night away from home.

He’s lit a few of my candles and shut off the bright lights, giving the room a soft glow.

“I’m sorry I took so long,” I murmur and lean against the doorjamb, taking in the handsome man in my bedroom.

“I’m sorry I’m such a messy cook,” he responds with a wry grin. His eyes are warm as they travel down my body. He stands and walks slowly to me. “Your eyes look amazingly green in this candlelight.”

“Thanks,” I reply as my heartbeat speeds up.

He’s predatory now as he slowly crosses my bedroom to stand directly in front of me. He doesn’t touch me, not yet. He leans his forearm on the doorjamb above my head and kisses my forehead gently.

“I want to show you what I can do with my ropes tonight, little one.”

I pull in a deep breath and clench my thighs at the sudden pulse of electricity that just his simple words send through my core.

“You can always tell me to stop if it’s too overwhelming,” he reminds me tenderly, still not touching me.

He’s still wearing his soft gray T-shirt and faded blue jeans from today, and my fingers are itching to touch him before he immobilizes me. I push my hand under his shirt, over the tight skin of his abs. The muscles jump under my hand, and his jaw ticks as he watches me, letting me explore his skin.

“I just want to touch you for a minute,” I whisper softly.

He kisses my forehead again and then tips my chin back, watching me intently as my hands explore his belly and chest, under his shirt. I move my hand around his waist to his back and step close to him, wanting him to kiss me.

Finally, finally, he cradles my face in his hands and kisses me. Lazily but thoroughly, sweeping his lips over mine, nibbling at the side of my mouth and then sweeping across to the other side before sinking in and taking over, kissing me in that intense way that only Matt can.

He pulls away, takes my hands in his and leads me out of the doorway toward the bed.

“How do you feel, sweetheart?” he asks.

“Fine.”

He raises a brow, and I swallow, thinking about how my body feels. “Excited. Nervous.”

“Better,” he replies and tugs my top over my head.

Excerpted with permission from Tied With Me by Kristen Proby. Ampersand Publishing, March 2014. All rights reserved.

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This is reprinted from Hot Romance with Charlotte Rose at http://www.TheThreeTomatoes.com.

How I Began Writing Erotic Fiction

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By A. Charlotte Rose

My first job in book publishing was adding sex scenes to existing classic erotic fiction that was in the public domain and could therefore be revised and altered.

At the time I was a freelance journalist looking for some extra work and responded to an ad in the New York Times for a part-time editor of “adult books.”

When I went for an interview I was greeted by this brash, street smart, wheeler-dealer publisher who ran a company that specialized in BDSM books, except they were called S & M books then. He was a character with a huge personality that defies description but he also introduced me to his top editor– a lovely, educated young woman who looked a little like a librarian. She and I hit it off immediately and became fast friends. Her presence there made it seem like a normal office.

This was 20 years before Fifty Shades of Grey. I did not really know what S & M was and I was not terribly familiar with books in which people were whipped, caned, spanked, handcuffed, or otherwise dominated, humiliated, or caused pain, by request, but I had an inkling because somehow in my teens I had read excerpts of a Victorian novel called The Pearl. The publisher told me I was the only one who applied for the job who understood what an “adult book” was.

He hired me on the spot. He gave me a manuscript to take home and edit.

Many of the books I edited were very old, written before there were rules and guidelines for consensual BDSM. Women seemed to be victimized and have no say. I hated those parts of the books. Part of my job was to remove the violence and make it more playful and hot– to “sex it up” and tone down any extreme behaviors. Luckily, I had an editor, who like me, was more feminist than the original editors of these books and allowed me and encouraged me to make them more women-friendly, with more pleasure for the female characters.

Yes, the women received lots of oral sex and had many orgasms by the time I was done editing! Also, the books had female dominants, and I tried to make sure the men were not too beat up, even if they were begging for it.

It was a wild job, and quite a topic of conversation at cocktail parties. And I took the job seriously. To get in the mood to edit, I would put in inspiring music, and a sexy silk robe, and whip out my red pen, and edit these old Victorian whipping novels and other male oriented fiction with a great sense of abandon.

I felt I was making a contribution to sex literature, and I was proud of it, but I longed to write my own erotic fiction.

Finally, after I had proved my sex writing skills on a dozen or so books, my publisher gave me a contract for my first novel. Several would follow. I literally taught myself how to write books by penning saucy novels. I loved writing erotic fiction because it was very freeing and I focused on pleasure for women, which was not the tradition at the time, when most erotica was being penned by men and for men. I called it erotica from a woman’s perspective.

My first was a book of seductive stories. My second was a collection of erotic romance novellas. My third was a book about search for love and great sex with doctors. And my fourth was about a woman who is feeling the need for something more in life and ends up spending a day with dominant (and domineering) movie star. One of my stories, A Cowgirl’s Passion, was selected at the top erotic story for women by Dr. Ruth Westminster in New Woman Magazine back in 1993.

When I began editing erotic books I was single and had not yet become a mommy. By the time I got my first book contract I was in a relationship. I became pregnant somewhere in the middle of writing my first book, and pregnancy hormones were pretty evident in a story called Pregnant Loving. As it happened, the launch date of my first book was the day my son was born–first baby and first book arrived on the same day!

I was established as a journalist back then and continued to write for major magazines. Because I wasn’t sure how I would feel about revealing that I was a mother who writes steamy books, I took on the pen name Charlotte Rose. It was the girl name I had selected in case I had a daughter and since I had a boy, I took the name for myself.

But back then, women were just not as comfortable talking about sex. Times have changed! That’s why I was so excited when Fifty Shades of Grey came out. It opened the dialog about sexuality and it brought fiction with erotic themes and pleasure for women into the mainstream.

For several years I enjoyed both motherhood and writing steamy romances. I even became an editor and sex reporter for Playgirl Magazine. But as my son got older I moved back into journalism and a surprising new career path.

My husband has encouraged me to slip back into my silky robe and start writing sexy books again.

I’ve started by returning to my roots as a sex reporter and penning some steamy short stories. Readers have been asking me about my books. There are two other authors named Charlotte Rose now, but I hope to share some of my erotic romance writing with you under the byline A. Charlotte Rose in the year to come.

New Book From M. Leighton: ‘All The Pretty Lies’ Join Chat with Author November 14, 8 PM est

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November 12, 2013: M. Leighton’s new book, All the Pretty Lies, releases today, November 12. The Fifty Shades of Grey News fan page is happy to announce an author chat with M. Leighton on Thursday evening, November 14, 8 PM eastern time, right here. There will also be a give-away drawing for an autographed copy All the Pretty Lies.

The motto of this steamy new book, which is part of a series, is “Live, no regrets.” You can order the Kindle edition of All The Pretty Lies here.

Meet the characters, and the couple:

Her: Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life. However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her. She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over. For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday. So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.

Him: In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them. It’s never had to be. He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember. Right up until tragedy struck. Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way.

Them: Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession. But the one thing they can’t find is a future. Neither one has been totally honest. And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details. In the details and in the lies.

The question is: How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got?

About M. Leighton:
M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies. She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

We are big fans of Michelle Leighton! Here’s how to connect with her:

Visit her website and blog: http://www.MLeightonBooks.blogspot.com

Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mleightonbooks
@mleightonbooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MLeightonAuthor

Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1152263.M_Leighton

ALL THE PRETTY LIES Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18626680-all-the-pretty-lies?ac=1

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/M.-Leighton/e/B004LL0TAU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

6 Tips For Creating Hot Romance At Home

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By A. C. Rose

There are simple elements to tantric sexuality you can use anytime to bring a little hot romance and intimacy into your home life. Tantra teacher and author Charles Muir suggests these ideas for couples:

1. Eye contact. When you look deeply into someone’s eyes you connect with them intimately and immediately. That technique can help anyone develop immediate rapport in almost any situation, and is especially helpful to connect that way with the one you love (or the one you want to be loving).

2. Ten minute connects. At least once a day, couples should share a hug, touch, embrace or a roll on the bed for ten short minutes. This will help enhance intimacy in relationships and keep couples connected.

3. Takes turns. Partners can switch roles regularly so that initiating sensuality in a relationship is a shared experience. This way, no one has all responsibility, and each partner has a change to give, receive and experiment with what they want.

4. Experiment. Learn what really feels good and pleases your partner by trying different sensual strokes, caresses and techniques.

5. Kiss often. Use your lips to let your partner know how much you care. Alternate styles of softness, speed, pressure and playfulness.

6. Harmonize moods and energies. Lying down together quietly and breathing in unison is one way for couples to get on the same wave length.

Have fun trying these out. Sigh.

Click here to discover more about Tantric Sex and G Spot Orgasms.

A Cowgirl’s Passion Excerpt: ‘Ashley Melted Into Him As Their Kiss Deepened’

By A. Charlotte Rose

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Just had to share this excerpt! I am putting the final touches on A Cowgirl’s Passion, my novella about a handsome, smart, sexy cowboy with the most beautiful eyes you have ever seen, and the girl who loved him from afar for many years, until one day…

Jake took Ashley’s hand and looked deeply into her eyes with a love and passion she’d never seen in a man before. Those eyes. Those beautiful blue-gray eyes. They looked right into her as he spoke.

“Ashley Jane, you’re 21 and you’re not a kid anymore, but you’re 10 years younger than me and your dad will have my hide if I mess with his little girl.”

“I’m not a little girl anymore, Jake.”

“Okay, you’re not. But you’re not quite a woman yet — are you?”

“No,” she said, knowing he was confirming her virginity. “But I want to be a woman… with you.”

“Ah, Ashley, there will be a young man who can offer you the world you deserve. You’ll be glad you saved yourself. I’m just not right for you. You need to stay away. I’m just not…”

Ashley felt the tears stinging her eyes but she was determined to get what she wanted. She reached up and took hold of his beautiful face with both hands, pulled his mouth close to hers, and kissed him passionately.

Jake was stunned by her bold move. He thought of pushing her away; a part of him knew he should. But he couldn’t resist her warm lips, and the closeness of her. His mind was anguished –she was the boss’ daughter and she was so young, just starting her life. But he loved her and always had– and he’d kept that feeling to himself for so long. He took her into the warmth of his big arms and pressed her against his firm chest.

Ashley melted into him as their kiss deepened. Then she pulled back slightly and gazed into his eyes with such desire that it stripped away his last ounce of resistance and caused passion to stir just south of his belt buckle.

“Make love to me, Jake,” she pleaded softly, the words slipping out so fast she couldn’t catch them if she tried.

He kissed the top of her head and sighed, holding her close. He knew this love and passion could no longer be ignored.

What do you think. Ready to meet a new cowboy?

© 2013 A. Charlotte Rose