Friday, February 28, 2014

Soul Sweet - Out Today!

Soul Sweet, my latest contemporary novel, marks my fifteenth book with Totally Bound! Soul Sweet is the first book in my Souls Entwined series. I'm so excited to be working on this series! 

The challenge to build upon one book is a thrilling opportunity to present a group of individuals that are all linked in some way with various storylines. The mission? To generate interest in each of their tales. I'm convinced a good series must start with a solid foundation. After that, you need characters readers connect with and don't want to let go.

So, what can you expect with my Souls Entwined series? Good question! The answers are subject to change as I delve deeper into the lives of each character, but I can confidently tell you to expect the following:

Engaging, likeable characters
Unexpected pairings
Breath-taking kisses
Heart-pounding sex
That 'awwww' moment
Frequent smiles and page-turning
And finally... an intense desire to read more!

Soul Sweet introduces Misha and Cameron, as well as, other characters to be featured in future books! 

Blurb:
Savour the flavours, spicy and sweet…a taste of what’s yet to come.

A passionate cook with the desire to spread her wings, Misha Ryan decides to compete on a popular television cooking competition for the ultimate title of Celeb Chef. The culinary stakes are high, but Misha feels more than capable of handling any challenge thrown her way, until she looks into the eyes of Celeb Chef Judge, Cameron Banner.

After dealing with an emotional divorce, Cameron isn’t looking for any serious entanglements, but everything about Misha makes him want more. She’s adamant about limiting any diversions that take her focus off the show, but the unexpected mutual attraction between them distracts them both as they add spice and turn up the heat in an attempt to satisfy their insatiable appetites for one another.

Misha is devastated when evidence of their involvement has a disastrous effect on the final decision for the winner of Celeb Chef. When Cameron’s motives come under suspicion, she confronts him, putting a strain on their budding relationship. Celeb Chef is over and Misha realises winning isn’t everything, especially if she’s lost the love of a lifetime.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of masturbation and anal sex.

Soul Sweet is available with Totally Bound!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

What's In A Name?

Names are powerful.

There is no denying that. I spend time choosing the perfect name for every character I've ever written. If I have a name in mind - I look up the origin, the meaning and every possible way said name could be spelled until I find the right one.

I want to talk about name calling. For many, it's an instant turn off. Offensive. Distasteful.

I get it.

In my latest release, Talk Sexy, Michael (Ian) calls Peyton his 'submissive little slut.' The first time he says it her pulse reacts and she is embarrassed by her physical reaction. Later, as their relationship grows he continues to call her by that name on occasion. Does he not respect her? Does he think she is an actual slut?

No. He understands that for her the name calling evokes a reaction within her she's been trying to hide. He uses that knowledge to draw out more of who she is - to not be ashamed of what she needs. His words are designed to help her grow.

For me, it's all about the context. A perfect stranger calling me a name? Uh, no.

But someone I trust? Someone I am attracted to...a lover I know respects me as a woman and as his? That's different to me. Now there are certain words I never want to hear as a black woman, but he'd already know that and the respect, the trust we've already established from the beginning allows me to trust him to never utter anything that would make me uncomfortable.

That's understood. He understands. I understand and our understanding opens up the doorway for other words to be used. Not to demean me, unless that is what I want at the moment. Not to hurt me, but to excite me, to make me flip the switch from our interactions in public to what just happens between us.

Us. Him and I.

Words are used to make me catch my breath and make my heart beat faster. Within a circle of trust, love and understanding I can be his whore, his slut. I'm his, treasured, adored and respected, but for just a moment...

A fiery

erotic

moment...I let his hard words rain down over me like his cock inside of me and I bloom. I blossom, I grow because I KNOW who I am and I know HE knows too which makes this erotic play all the more sweeter...

And hot.

Names have only as much power as you give them.

Remember that and don't be ashamed if name calling turns you on.

~Nichelle Gregory


Talk Sexy is a five part serial. Part One is still a free download with Totally Bound!

Find Part Two and Three with Totally Bound here and on Amazon here!

Talk Sexy: Part Four will be available February 21st with Totally Bound!
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