Monday, November 28, 2011

Are You Ready...

For the holiday craze?


Thanksgiving is over and now we're barreling forward into December and I can't believe it! The tree is up, lights have been hung and I am already mixing in Christmas songs with my music. I love the magic of this season!


I think that's why three of my stories are based around the holidays. What's better mixing in those magical holiday elements in a sexy, romantic...erotic tale? I've got three tales that blend all of these components beautifully, like,  The Gingerbread Tryst which was inspired by my love of baking and the classic fairy tale. 


My husband always wants me to make these fragrant cookies and I always pretend I'm not going to do it, but I always do. Anyways, when the idea for this story popped into my mind, I couldn't write it  fast enough! I knew it would be a hot and unique twist to the original story...totally fun!


The storyline for Hearts & Diamonds is centered around Christmas too. The snowy backdrop of the city only heightens the sizzling chemistry between my heroine and hero. Once again, baking cookies leads to another sexy scene in this book.
Hmm...can you tell I have a thing for cookies?  :)


Doll takes place right before New Years...nope, there isn't a cookie scene in this novella, but don't worry it's smokin' hot without the baked goods!


So, tell me, do you look forward to this time of year? Do you have a favorite cookie recipe that you must make every year?


I want to know!


Hope you have a great week,


~Nichelle

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday, Monday...

The countdown to Thanksgiving is on! I'm away from home, enjoying time with my family and I hope you are doing the same! 

I am all mixed up on my days, though, I'm chalking it up to jet lag. I apologize for not getting my Six Sentence Sunday post up yesterday. I look forward to sharing more from the The Gingerbread Tryst next Sunday!

Don't forget to check out the parties going on over at The Romance Studio and The Romance Reviews site! There are lots of prizes to be one from lots of fabulous authors!

Enjoy your day!

~Nichelle

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

This Week's Hottie Is...

Ryan Reynolds!!
His role as Hannibal King in Blade Trinty made me a fan...
and the muscles he sported in that film...
OMG!!
Talented actor...Undeniable Hottie!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Simply Sexy Stories Welcomes Jan Irving!

NG: I’m thrilled to have Jan Irving on Simply Sexy Stories today! Hi, Jan!

JI: Hi there, really nice to be here.

NG: What are you reading right now?

JI: I’m reading two books right now. I’m listening to an audio of Nora Roberts’ Morrigan’s Cross and working on a challenging knit scarf—for knitters, it’s the Linen stitch scarf. And I’m reading Robin Owens’ Heart Journey.

NG: Care to share some of your favorite authors?

JI: I have so many! I have been reading a lot of Nora Roberts lately, J.R. Ward, Robin Owens and Linda Howard occasionally. I like reading series stories, so I usually pick one and read all the books in order. I’ve also recently read some J.C. Owens and Kim Dare. I’m writing a book called The Viking in My Bed right now where the hero is a huge historical romance reader, so I’ve been having fun dropping the names of his favorite authors.

NG: Summer's gone and autumn is here! Which would you rather do? Tumble in the leaves with your sweetie or snuggle by the fire as the snow falls?

JI: I’m more of a snuggler. I have to make myself go out when it’s wet and cold, which is winter here. Not much snow, just very rainy. But I am busy with ceramics or yoga classes so I’m lucky if I have snuggling time.

NG: The holidays are right around the corner...what do you look forward to the most during this time?

JI: I like doing my place to reflect whatever season it is so I’m slowly moving into holiday decorating. Peacock colors and sparkle. It’ll be nice to entertain, good wine and food.

NG: Sounds lovely! I enjoy decorating for the season too! Okay, let's talk about your writing. What genre(s) do you write and why?

JI: I write pretty much all genres. I like challenging myself so there isn’t much I haven’t done so far. Next year I might try Steam punk because I’ve never done that.

NG: What draws you to erotic romantic novels?

JI: I have always primarily read romance and I enjoy slipping into worlds that will touch me, move me and ultimately be uplifting.

NG: Is there any particular word or thing in erotic romance novels that you dislike as a reader?

JI: Occasionally an affection of an author will make it hard to read. I remember this with a certain comedic story I would like to have enjoyed but the story was treated like one joke after another and it got tedious for me.

NG: Describe your writing process...are you a careful plotter or laid back pantster?

JI: I would like to do more with plotting and I intend to. Some of my stories are quite complex. The problem is that I usually am just dying to dive in and start writing.

NG: Has your writing process changed since your first book was published?

JI: I’ve learned a few things such as rewriting and how word count is built. I never thought much of that previously. Now I know what is possible with a story.

NG: What are you working on now?

JI: I’m close to finishing an m/m romance called The Viking in my Bed. It’s about a college boy who wakes up crushed under a sexy Viking warrior. It’s a fun and sexy romp.

NG: The premise sounds very intriguing! Tell me about your latest release! 



JI: I actually have two stories out on the same day. A multicultural m/f BDSM story called His Landlady in the Subspace collection and The Wizard’s Boy, a sexy m/m.

NG: Congrats on them both! Share a little about The Wizard’s Boy.

JI: The Wizard’s Boy is a twist on power dynamics—my powerful young wizard works for the man he loves, who is a sophisticated submissive. He has one night to prove that he can be the master his older lover needs.

NG: Ooo...love the concept! What inspired you to pen this sexy tale?

JI: I wanted to see how this younger man was going to win the submission and respect of an older man. It was a sexy scenario.

NG: What's the one thing readers can always count on when picking up one of your books?

JI: I think at the heart of all my books is tenderness.

NG: Aww...I love that! Give me three reasons readers will love The Wizard’s Boy.

JI: Magic as a sex toy. Scorching and unusual BDSM. Two men who yearn for each other.

NG: Whew! The Wizard's Boy sounds very hot! Thank you so much for coming on Simply Sexy Stories!

Blurb: Sand has no idea when he offers a scared and lost Daniel a home that he has invited a powerful wizard under his roof—until Daniel puts a few stray holes through that roof with bolts of fiery lightning. But Daniel works to master his gifts so he can use them to claim Sand, the man he’s fallen for, pleasuring him with magic.

Sand is looking for a hot night with two dominant lovers when he stumbles on Daniel, a scared kid clinging to his dog, lost on the streets. Sand offers Daniel a home. At first Daniel fries the wiring and sears holes through the roof, echoing the young mage’s pain, but slowly he begins to feel safe and not so alone thanks to Sand’s quiet understanding.

Years later Daniel works for Sand part time at his sensual night club Shifting Sand but he is a surly employee, hating Sand’s many partners. After waiting to claim the beautiful submissive for so long, Daniel tricks Sand into being his. He uses his power to bring Sand willingly to his knees and show the man he’s loved from a distance that Daniel might be young but he’s Sand’s perfect master.



Caution! Scorching Excerpt Below:
“Here,” a voice growled from behind Sand as a fresh drink was slammed on Sand’s table, shattering the pleasant spell.

“Ah, Daniel,” Sand said.

The young man’s hot brown eyes contrasted with his silky, pale-blond hair. His skin held a trace of beard shadow but was otherwise smooth and tanned. Unlike the other servers in the club, Daniel was not wearing a loin cloth but jeans and a blue T-shirt splattered with paint. He liked working with his hands and spent his days in a woodworking studio, creating beautiful tables and chairs, chests and bed frames. He occasionally helped out in the club, possibly because he felt he owed Sand. Sand couldn’t be absolutely sure on that one—sharing wasn’t something taciturn Daniel did.

“Trust you to add to the ambience.”

“Fuck ambience,” Daniel said, tilting his empty drink tray against one hip. He was slender but wiry, still built like a starved wolf though he now towered over Sand. “And fuck you.” He worked for Sand but wasn’t subservient, especially lately.

Sand’s pulse pounded in his throat. “Nice,” he said lightly, knowing he’d get under Daniel’s skin. Sand loved to do that, taunt Daniel, ignoring the voice inside that said maybe that wasn’t wise. Daniel was growing stronger by the day, a powerful mage who wiped tables and gave everyone who hit on him a get lost look from heavy-lidded eyes.

Except his boss, Sand. Daniel’s eyes were hot and possessive whenever he looked at Sand, who could feel it even as he kept the younger man at a careful arm’s length.

“You want nice, hire someone else,” Daniel muttered. He hopped into the booth next to Sand, dropping the tray and rag. He took a sip of Sand’s whisky, his moist lips ruby red under the light of a leather lamp shade from Morocco that graced the table.

Sand imagined those lips around his cock, tormenting him with unbelievable skill while ordering Sand not to come. He cleared his throat. “You aren’t off for another two minutes, ace,” he said, keeping up their game and the pretence there was nothing more between them than employer and employee.

“I never really get off and do you want to know why?” Daniel asked.

“I have no idea, dear boy.”

“I’m not your boy.”

Shit. Daniel’s gaze was like a touch, threatening as well as offering Sand the domination he craved. His so-called employee seemed even more bad-tempered tonight than usual but Sand had been doing a lot of men lately and he knew Daniel didn’t like it. He knew that Daniel wanted him under his hands in the stingy single bed where he slept in an apartment over the club.

“I’m celibate because I’m waiting for you.”

Sand swallowed around a dry throat, fighting to keep his expression impassive. What was it about Daniel that had got to him, right from the beginning? “Well, that puts it on the table.” He edged out of his seat, body running hot. He needed to find some man, reasonably attractive, human or vampire, and get on his knees and suck him off. The way he was feeling, he’d shoot from just the act of giving release to another man.

Daniel snagged Sand’s hand. “I didn’t say you could leave,” Daniel said.

Sand caught his breath at the feel of raw power shimmering around the young man like an electrical field. “Control,” he warned softly as the lights in the club flickered. “There are humans here with no idea of who we really are.”

Daniel’s jaw bunched. “Kiss me. Kiss my lips and I’ll put a cap on the power I’m putting out.”

“Blackmail.”

“Whatever.” The weary thread in Daniel’s voice touched Sand. He sounded as if he had slept badly the night before. Sand should know since he hadn’t slept, either.

He had to be crazy, he had to be wrong, but his blood and bones told him that Daniel was the man Sand had searched for over the long years, the man he needed to bond with to finally be complete. “All right, I’ll give you your kiss.”

Daniel’s pupils expanded, almost as if he were a werewolf, a predator, instead of a young wizard and one of the rulers of their supernatural world.

“Put your hands behind your back.” Daniel nuzzled Sand’s neck.

When had he got so close? His breath was warm whisky against Sand’s skin. Without even thinking of it, Sand obeyed, even though he was usually careful about what others saw, to whom he submitted. His powerful clientele had to respect him so he could maintain order.

“Perfect. You’re so perfect like this. I’ve wanted this for so long.” Daniel rewarded him by running a hand over Sand’s crotch, touching him through his clothing.

Failing to resist temptation, Sand trembled and pushed himself deeper into the caress. “This is a bad idea,” he whispered. “It’ll just hurt more when we stop.”

“How can it hurt any more than it does now?” Daniel said. “I don’t care about the fucking rules. I don’t care if a wizard is forbidden to mate with anyone but another wizard. I’ve wanted you for ages.” He squeezed more firmly.

It hurt, but hurt so good. Sand let his head fall back. He couldn’t stop himself from surrender now that he’d allowed Daniel to finally touch him.

“Do you want to get off?” Daniel licked Sand’s neck.

Sand shivered. He wanted to demand that Daniel bite, break the skin. “What do you think?” Sand grumbled. His hands ached from the force he needed to keep his hands clasped behind his back, instead of reaching out to touch Daniel. But Sand would sit and let Daniel do whatever he wanted while excitement played around them like hot, rising sparks.

Eyes intent on Sand’s face, Daniel removed his hand.

“No!” Sand couldn’t stop himself from begging. “Please…”

“I know what you want.” Daniel offered his wrist to Sand’s mouth. “One taste and you’ll know who your master is.”

Sand moaned as he licked the skin, felt the bump of blue veins under his tongue. With heat beating through him, he couldn’t stop, even knowing this was how a mage rewarded his pet. A wizard’s blood was said to be powerful, the ultimate aphrodisiac. Despite his long life, Sand had never dared to taste it.

“Break the skin, taste me,” Daniel said.

The Wizard's Boy is available now with Total E-Bound Publishing!

Author Bio: Jan Irving has worked in all kinds of creative fields, from painting silk to making porcelain ceramics, to interior design, but writing was always her passion.

She feels you can’t fully understand characters until you follow their journey through a story world. Many kinds of worlds interest her, fantasy, historical, science fiction and suspense—but all have one thing in common, people finding a way to live together—in the most emotional and erotic fashion possible, of course!


Curious about Jan Irving?

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Six Sentence Sunday- A Very Special Recipe...

Mmmm...It's that time of year again when diets go to hell and baked goods rein supreme! This six is from my very naughty, very adult fairy tale, The Gingerbread Tryst! Enjoy...it's calorie free!  

Set-Up: Marisa turns to magic to help her husband's libido the old fashioned way...with her cooking!

She stared at the fragrant brown dough in front of her again, taking in a deep breath. 


What was she waiting for? 

The spell couldn’t possibly work. 

Exhaling, she quickly spoke the words of the wish spell before she could change her mind.

For a few seconds, nothing happened. Marisa was just about to turn away when she noticed a twitch...
The Gingerbread Tryst is available now with Noble Romance!
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

One Of Those Weeks...

I'm having one of those weeks when I can't seem to muster up enough creative energy to actually write the blogging topics floating around in my head along with characters yelling at me in frustration to finish the damn book I'm working on and get to their story.

That's what I'm trying to do. Finish this book that has been lingering in the WIP stage far longer than I'd like. I want to finish this book, so I can move on creatively in my head. I love this book, but it will always remind me of the moment in time my heart shattered in a kazillion pieces.

I can't believe it's already been three months since I've lost my mom. The days just go by and you have to just get up and go with it or lose yourself in sadness. Some days, I willingly choose to do the latter. I'm cutting myself some slack...lots of it, but it feels weird not to write and then it feels weird to write. I thought about putting this story away, but that's not my style. I must finish whatever I start and plus, I'm so so close to the end.

I'll will finish this book. I'm giving myself to the end of November to write 'The End.' I always work better with self-imposed deadlines.

I can't believe how fast time is flying! Are the holidays really right around the corner again??

The trees are shedding their leaves faster than the wind can carry them. I just saw the first snow flurries of the season this morning! Eeek!

Tomorrow is Friday, Veteran's Day here in the US and I'd like to take a moment and salute all of our veterans.
Your service to our country is immeasurable and very much appreciated!


I hope your week is winding down easy for you...


~Nichelle

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

This Week's Hottie Is...

Jamie Foxx!
He's mad talented...
Acting...
Singing...
and
He's got the laughs!
Jamie Foxx has got charisma and style...
so sexxxy!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday- The Truth Will Get You Naked!

Welcome to Simply Sexy Stories! This week's six comes again from Abrielle's Fool, my sexy free read available with Total E-Bound!

Set-Up: Abrielle has admitted that the inappropriate text Lance saw was indeed about him. He now admits a truth to her as well...

"I've wanted to do this from the moment you started working here."

His fingers worked at the buttons on her pink blouse and Abrielle was impressed he needed no help to get the silk off which left only her black cami and bra.

"You've thought about touching me?" She raised her arms as he lifted the cami up over her head.

"Often."

"Where?" Abrielle asked as she splayed her hands on his bare chest and rubbed her palms against his nipples.




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Friday, November 4, 2011

Cover Revealed for As You Desire!!

Woot! I'm so excited to share the cover for As You Desire, the sequel to As You Wish!  As You Desire will be available on January 16th with Total E-Bound! Look for an exclusive sneak peek soon! 


Now, without further ado...the cover:

There exists within our world a brotherhood of Djinns...genies bound by magic, bound by honour to fulfil the desires of their masters. Enter their realm with caution! Danger lurks between dimensions, fiery passions ignite without control and wishes are granted for those brave enough to ask...


The Djinn Brotherhood series continues with Rafi and Lona's story...

Two scarred hearts learn to beat again with the healing power of love and all its magic...


Accused of being a traitor to the Djinn Brotherhood, Lona realizes trying to love the wrong man has cost her everything...maybe even her freedom. Alone and pregnant, she's beginning to believe the terrible pain she's experiencing is punishment for all her wrong choices as she tries to pick up the pieces of her life.

When Rafi finds Lona suffering in agony, he makes a hasty decision and takes her home. Ignoring the mutual attraction between them, he agrees when asked to keep Lona in his charge until Rue is tracked down and the High Council can be certain of her innocence.

Rafi knows she's not guilty. He's lived with a lifetime of heartache to recognize something other than guilt is causing Lona's pain. He'll do anything to help her heal and find some peace. Their journey together might also lead to his own salvation...




As You Desire will be available January 16th with Total E-Bound Publishing!

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