Sunday, November 27, 2011

Review for Four Aces!

Another Look Book Reviews has given Four Aces a 4 star rating!

Here's a peek at the review:
The climax of the story is at the conclusion where the group gets together intimately. It was written very naturally and even believable. That's hard to pull off for a quad. Because the author spent most of the story getting to know the protagonists, the reader feels happy for them and hopes it all works out for them. Four Aces felt like a story of an emerging relationship between the group and then an added mix of sexiness brought in for good measure.

Check out the complete review here.

Cheers!
Suz

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Release Day!

It's HERE!

Four Aces is now available at Resplendence Publishing!

Stacy’s luck seems to be changing when she volunteers to sing with Trace, Jason and Pace for the Battle of the Bands. Winning this contest would get her closer to her professional music goal, certainly not her personal one, as guys this good-looking wouldn’t be interested in her.

But when they each show admiration for her talent and appreciation of her other assets, her dead mother’s voice of morality holds her back from following her passion - until the men convince her she deserves to pursue all her dreams.

Excerpt:

Stacy Thomas glared at the song lyrics in front of her as the breeze off Lake Michigan ruffled the notebook page. She was missing something with her words. They sounded flat and deficient, kind of like her sex life at the moment.

Sipping her small, plain coffee under a shaded café table, she glanced at the sandy-haired guy in the black t-shirt at the next table. Since he was engrossed in the Chicago Tribune’s sports page, she ignored her dead mother’s voice in her head—which had grown louder since Stacy had moved back into the Evanston house she’d inherited—telling her it was rude to stare.

He was just the kind of man who could spice up her fantasies, but who she wouldn’t have a shot at, especially today with her hair pulled back in a no-fuss ponytail and her dark-rimmed glasses perched on her nose. Neither did much for her too-round face. And she certainly wasn’t dressed to impress in her old t-shirt, shorts, and worn-out Teva sandals.

Without taking his eyes from the newspaper, he grabbed his coffee cup and bought it to his full lips. The motion brought Stacy’s attention to his tanned, muscular forearms covered in blond hair. She imagined he must have similarly dense hair on his chest that would feel silky under her fingertips.

Her gaze followed the line of his arm, over his nicely defined biceps and up to his broad shoulders. He wasn’t bulky like a bodybuilder, more like a football player or a physical laborer, and he wasn’t top-heavy. Having watched him walk out to the patio with his coffee earlier, she knew his jeans hugged some nice thick thighs and a tight ass.

He caught her gawking and winked one of his blue eyes. Her cheeks burned as she dropped her head and stared at her notebook on the table.

A soft chuckle reached her ears from his direction. “Do I have a chocolate moustache?” His deep bass voice vibrated through her.

“Chocolate?” She looked up in surprise.

He lifted his cup as if he were toasting her. “Hot chocolate. I can’t stand the taste of coffee.”

“But it’s close to eighty degrees out here.”

He raised a brow. “What’s in your cup?”

“Coffee.” The cheapest thing she could buy that allowed her to get out of her empty shell of a house and occupy one of the café tables.

He shook his head. “I’ll never understand the prejudice against drinking hot chocolate in the summer when drinking hot coffee is deemed acceptable in any weather.”

She laughed, pleased that he seemed to have a brain to go with all his yummy brawn. “I never thought of it that way.”

"Yeah, it's tough to be a chocolate fan. Takes lots of perseverance and thick skin."

Friday, October 14, 2011

Coming Soon!

My latest menage a quatre is coming soon to Resplendence!

Next Wednesday, Four Aces will be available.

Stacy’s luck seems to be changing when she volunteers to sing with Trace, Jason and Pace for the Battle of the Bands. Winning this contest would get her closer to her professional music goal, certainly not her personal one, as guys this good-looking wouldn’t be interested in her. But when they each show admiration for her talent and appreciation of her other assets, her dead mother’s voice of morality holds her back from following her passion - until the men convince her she deserves to pursue all her dreams.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Today's Guest, Amy Valenti!

Today, I am pleased to introduce Amy Valenti, talented author of a new Lust Bite coming this month to Total-E-Bound!

Always the Quiet Ones

“It’s always the quiet ones” – what a great phrase! As a ‘quiet one’ myself (well, offline, anyway), I have to attest that it’s true. People think I’m mild-mannered and innocent when they first meet me, but it’s lies, all lies! I enjoy proving them wrong…

I’m not sure why it is that people with quieter temperaments tend to go more for naughty stuff. Maybe it’s a question of ‘walking the walk’ rather than ‘talking the talk’? All I know is, some of the most sexually adventurous people I’ve met are very, very quiet in everyday life… ;)

I decided to write a M/F/F threesome based around the assumption that the ‘quiet one’ wouldn’t be up for kinky sex, or a relationship with her best friend since childhood. The main character, Nicola, keeps her submissive tendencies close to her heart. Her best friend, Lee, assumes she doesn’t have them. And their friend Dana, the self-proclaimed ‘Queen of Casual Sex’, is just the girl to pull them together… while having a little fun of her own, of course!

Check out a little excerpt from the short story:

“I’m going to take you through to the bedroom now. If you can’t handle what you see there, just call your safe word and we can come back through here to talk about it, okay?”

A little uncertain, but still riding the tide of unfulfilled desire, Nicola nodded, trying to figure out what could possibly be so scary. Dana smiled and gently kissed her, then put a hand to her back, guiding her down a short hallway to a closed door.

She opened it and gestured for Nicola to go first. Curious, Nic walked into her bedroom, scanning the room for safe word-inducing equipment.

The last thing she expected to see was Lee, shirtless, sitting at the edge of Dana’s bed.

Nicola forgot how to breathe, and her mind became a mass of confused thoughts and feelings. The emotional overload was so intense that she almost spoke her safe word. If Lee had been fully clothed, she probably would have.

He wasn’t, though. He got to his feet, and his chest and abs looked just as toned as they’d felt whenever he’d hugged her in the past, and his eyes travelled over her in a way they’d never done before…

What does this mean?

“Nic.” She looked over at Dana, grateful to have something to focus on. Dana placed a hand on her shoulder. “Do you need to safe word?”

“I…” She still didn’t know, and it took her a moment to recall the word she wanted to use. “Yellow. I need time out.”

Dana nodded and leaned against the doorframe, waiting. Nicola turned back to Lee, trying not to blatantly check him out for the second time in less than two minutes. “I don’t… I mean… Why are you here?”

He ignored the question, cutting to the most important issue. “Do you want me to leave, Nic?”

“What? No!” He smiled, then—just a little, but enough to reassure her. “I’m just confused.”

“Dana figured we’d never get together on our own, so she came up with this.”

Nicola glanced over her shoulder, but the doorway was empty. I’m alone with Lee. In a bedroom. And he’s not wearing a shirt.

Oh, God…

He took a step towards her, and continued when she didn’t flinch or step back. He slid his fingers over her jawbone, up behind her ear, and she closed her eyes, leaning in to the touch.

“Am I dreaming?”

There was a tinge of amusement to his voice. “Hope not.”

“Is this…just for tonight?”

“With Dana? Maybe.”

“No, with you.” When she opened her eyes, his face was so close that her knees went weak. His lips were just a couple of inches from hers, and his eyes were such a soft, familiar brown, and he smelt so good… She’d never wanted to kiss anyone so badly in her life, but she dared not, not until he told her whether it was just a one-time thing.

His voice was low, intense, barely audible as he repeated himself. “Hope not.”

Nicola rested her fingers over his heart and he sighed, pushing forward against her hand. His gaze dropped to her lips and he was so close now, but holding back—why? She spoke his name, and it emerged almost as a whimper. “Please—”



You can grab Always the Quiet Ones at Total-E-Bound’s site from October 31st – Happy Halloween!

Bio
Amy Valenti is a tarnished tease, and her mind has lived in the gutter since the day she realised what sex was. She hails from England, which she doesn’t find quite as exotic and sexy as the average US citizen seems to, but if people want to compliment her on her accent, that’s all fine with her!

Her muses are many, fickle and very demanding.She has a degree in creative writing and currently works as a proofreader/copy editor. In her free time, she reads, writes and plays videogames. On the rare occasions she doesn’t have a laptop on her knee, she loves to curl up with friends and pets – and chocolate – for TV show and movie marathons.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Release Day!



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Character Introductions

Today, I am introducing the heroines of my newest release, Leila and Ree, at Amy Valenti's blog. Tomorrow, you can find their story available at Resplendence Publishing for only 99 cents!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Guest Blogging

Today, I'm Paige Turner's guest and talking about my newest release. Jump on over and give us a shout out!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Review for Aboard Pleasure


Title: Aboard Pleasure 
Author: Suzanne Graham 
Publisher: Total E Bound 
Reviewer: Barbara McCormick 
from Just Erotic Romance Reviews
Rating: Silver Star
Heat Level: O

Violet, a contract lawyer, practically had to be pushed aboard the luxury cruise ship, Pleasure. Luckily for her, her two best friends were not to be dissuaded from dragging her out for a vacation. Once aboard the ship, she accidentally encounters Alec and Theo, a pair of Greek cousins. At her friends’ prompting, Violet takes a chance and accepts their invitation for a drink. As she sheds more and more of her inhibitions, she, Alec, and Theo have an incredible night of pleasure. Thinking this can only be a shipboard fling, Violet sneaks away after the men fall asleep. Alec and Theo, though, aren’t going to let her go so easily.

Aboard Pleasure turned out to be an unexpected pleasure. I didn’t really think a ménage story could be romantic, particularly in such a short format. I was mistaken on both counts! The main characters are beautifully drawn and developed. Violet is so easy to identify with, any overworked woman who longs for a fantasy vacation will recognize her right away. Alec and Theo are like Greek boys-next-door and gentleman to boot. Ms. Graham deftly uses conversation among the characters to flesh out their backgrounds, making them three-dimensional without wasting words. Violet’s two friends are well-drawn without intruding on Violet’s story. Alec and Theo gently but firmly entice Violet into their arms with so much foreplay, I almost died of the heat before making it to the main event. And such a night the three of them had! Their ménage a trois is lovingly described, deepening the romance between them. After the remarkable sex, the final scene had me sniffling, as they worked their way to a happy ending. The pacing of this story is magnificent, keeping the reader enthralled from the first page to the last. With engaging characters, a lovely romantic story and amazing sex, Aboard Pleasure really deserves the Silver Star Award. Bon voyage!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Guest Today - Paige Turner!

Today, I'd like to introduce Paige Turner who is celebrating her very first release with Total-e-Bound.com.

Paige, tell us what got you started in erotic romance?

I’ve always made up stories and played make-believe, ever since I was a tiny little scrap of a thing. And I’ve always enjoyed the saucier side of mainstream romance. So erotic romance was an obvious next step for me, both as a reader and as a writer.

What do you like about erom compared to the other genres?

Writing erotic romance allows me to play. Romance is central in every story, of course, but that relationship can play out in a modern office setting, against a backdrop of distant galaxies in the far-flung future, or a hundred and fifty years ago with the cast of characters in top hats and fancy waistcoats. It can be funny or scary or sad. And at the end of the story, the characters I’ve fallen a little bit in love with all live happily ever after.

What is your favorite relationship from your books? Tell us a little about it.

In Temporary Trouble, the heroes play practical jokes on their office mates to relieve the monotony of their temp jobs. The dynamic between them was such fun to write – two naughty, lively young men who frankly deserve the spanking they’re eventually given!

How do you manage your productivity? Do you write a set amount of words per day?

I try to write every day – it might be 80 words or it might be 8,000. More often it’s somewhere between the two. Of course there are days when time-waster sites on the internet sing their siren song, or real life gets in the way, but I’m usually keen to get back to my latest story and find out what happens next.

 If you could be anywhere in the world, where is your dream writing space? Why?

My writing space is at home on the settee, under a blanket, with my cat sitting next to me and my husband catering to my insatiable thirst for tea. You can keep your sun-kissed beaches or stunning Alpine views – as far as I’m concerned, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be!

Thank you, Paige, for being a guest today. 
I wish you tons of success with your book!


Bio
Paige Turner likes to write love stories with a difference. Whether it’s boy-meets-girl, boy-meets-boy or werewolf-meets-vampire, she thinks everyone deserves a happy ending. She lives partly in England but mostly in Cyberspace. She enjoys dreadful puns and naughty stories, and believes the best way to have a good time is by being bad.


To keep up to date with Paige, visit her blog at paigeturnerwrites.wordpress.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back to School

Oh, boy! First day of school, and I have to admit I was as nervous as the kids, but I tried to hide it better. Deep breath and let it out slowly.

Now, I'm home alone with MY music playing and a sense of peace and quiet surrounding me. The challenge is to use this time productively. That shouldn't be a problem since I have several goals in front of me that I WILL meet this week.

I'm excited to have two new releases coming soon from Resplendence Publishing.

Never Letting Go is an Exotic Gem, part of RP's newest line of shortie short stories. This little morsel of yummy sexiness can be yours on Wednesday, September 21, for only 99 cents! Never Letting Go is a departure from my usual menages. This is a coming out story of two best friends who can no longer deny their attraction for each other. It's my first published F/F love story.

Then on October 19, my next book will be released. Four Aces is a menage a quatre, sure to satisfy your cravings for three men and a woman!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Guest Blogging

Today I'm the guest on Lindsay's Ramblings in honor of August Science Month. Stop by and see which organ I find the sexiest.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Release Day!



Sailing away from shore aboard Pleasure cuts Violet’s ties with her staid, earth-bound rules of behaviour and frees her to explore her sexual fantasy of being with two men.

Violet would never have taken time off for this vacation if her best friends hadn’t pushed her. Once she’s aboard the adults-only cruise ship Pleasure, she sheds her inhibited lawyer persona, and her inner wild woman comes out to play with the two Greek men she meets by accident. When her heart gets involved after one night of intense pleasure, she slips away without saying goodbye...but Alec and Theo won’t let her go.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Big SALE!

Visit Total-E-Bound today and get all your ebooks for 25% off today only!

Guest Spot and a CONTEST!

Today, I am so pleased to welcome L.K. Below as a guest.

L.K. what got you started in erotic romance?


When I began writing, I focused on science fiction and fantasy. My tastes, at that point, mirrored my father's tastes in books. But in high school, my best friend and biggest supporter read romance. She kept encouraging me to develop the romance between my characters -- and slipping me Sherrilyn Kenyon/Kinley MacGregor books. Eventually, I decided to give it a shot. My last year of high school was spent scribbling paranormal romance novels in the back of class (horrible ones, I assure you, which will never see the light of day).

The more I wrote, the more characters clamored to have their own romances told. As for the erotic bit, the level of sensuality depends on the characters. I can't make them do things against their will or the writing will be stiff. I always listen intently to the story the characters want to have told. I just complicate their lives a bit by throwing them into sticky situations. :)

What genres do you write and what do you like about erom compared to the others?


I write in many other genres. Fantasy and science fiction were my first loves, and I continue to write them. Under my full name, Lindsay Below, I also write young adult novels.

Erotic romance has something different than all these other genres. The happily-ever-after at the end always beckons but I find writing erotic romance to be much more potent. In erotic romance, the thoughts and feelings of the hero/ine are bubbling just under the surface. I'm easily able to get under my characters' skin and shake things up a bit. Plus, yes, I am a happily-ever-after junkie. Even the antagonists in some books get their own romances later on. I love the journey and the connection between two people. Through writing romance -- as with reading it -- I'm able to experience that same euphoria of falling in love, over and over again.

What is your favorite relationship from one of your books? Tell us about it.


My favorite relationship is actually glimpsed briefly in Never a Princess, Always a Frog, my latest release from Lyrical Press, Inc. The side characters in a book often hold my interest as much as my main couple. They hold the promise of something to come. And let me tell you, in Never a Princess, there is definitely a promise of more. Hannah is my heroine's best friend -- Rob is my hero's best friend. Hannah and Rob have history and chemistry, so much that I know I'll have to revisit them in a future book. They really need to work things out. Sometimes goodbye just isn't the end -- as is the case for this couple. I can't wait for their book, though my heroine's plus-sized cousin snuck her way in and demanded a book of her own first.


How do you manage your productivity? Do you write a set amount of words per day?


Managing writing with the other aspects of my writing career -- promoting, maintaining a virtual presence, even going through edits -- is a balance I'm still trying to work out. Setting outrageous goals I find helps to maximize my productivity. I may not always meet them, but I always get stuff done. Someday soon I hope to right my footing, so to speak, and learn how to walk the tight wire between not enough and too much.

I also write an ungodly amount of to-do lists, but that's just for fun. :)

LOL, I can relate. I love me some to-do lists!

If you could be anywhere in the world, where is your dream writing space? Why?


I don't know if I have a dream writing space. I need to be somewhere quiet and uninterrupted in order to write. But if I'm dreaming, I'd also like to visit the world and conduct first-hand research for my books. Maybe in a boat, sailing around the world? I've never been on a ship. My luck, I'd turn out to be seasick. :P


Your new series is a contemporary retelling of classic fairy tales. Have you always been a fan of fairy tales? What do you think is their lasting appeal?


Fairy tales are literal happy-ever-afters. As a romance author, I love that aspect of them. But I like to go right to the source and research the original tales (or as close to the original tales as I can get, the tales written by men such as the Brothers Grimm). These tales are little pieces of history. I love that. The magical tales told fascinate me and never fail to get my creative juices flowing.

My new series combines the magical feeling of those tales with the present. There are no fairy godmothers or pumpkins-turned-carriages. Instead, normal women meet the men of their dreams and fall in love -- but each story has a fairy tale overtone. In Never a Princess, Always a Frog, that tone is "The Princess and the Frog." Instead of princess-kisses-frog-who-turns-into-prince, I have gawky-librarian-dresses-in-green-paint-and-meets-"prince"-at-Halloween-party. The next book in the series, Beauty in His Bed, uses "Sleeping Beauty" as the backdrop for the story. I'm having a lot of fun finding just the right tale for each of my heroines.


Never a Princess, Always a Frog

Has this frog finally found her prince?

From the moment Colleen confesses her deepest desire -- to experience the same passion she’s read about in books -- she is swept away on the most daring escapade she’s ever experienced. Dressed in nothing but green paint,she attends a Halloween party searching for the man of her dreams. She finds him, but then fears she won’t be able to give him up.

Since the death of his wife five years ago, Dan’s life has been on auto-pilot. But from the moment he meets Colleen, he starts to feel alive again. And he knows he can’t let this would-be princess stride out of his life…

Buy the book or learn more at http://bit.ly/NeverAPrincess.

Want to win this book? Be sure to visit L.K. Below's blog for her Week-After-Release Party on Monday, July 11th 2011. One lucky commenter will win this book!

Visit http://lbelow.blogspot.com and leave a comment on her party post on Monday to enter.

L.K. Below writes romance and speculative fiction. Under her full name, Lindsay Below, she pens young adult novels. Visit her online at www.lbelow.net.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Something New!

Total-e-bound has put my book covers on tons of merchandise!
Check here for some fun items.

I might have to buy myself those cute pajamas with the pink plaid bottoms.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

On the other side

Okay, since I highlighted some great articles to check out for men yesterday. I thought I should return the favor for women, and point out some fun reads at Cosmo.

What do you think of these?



30 Things to do with a Naked Man (really? we need an article for this?)


And I couldn't end this list without as least one of the infamous Cosmo quizzes,

Friday, July 1, 2011

My new favorite online mag

I was researching men's cologne. (I love my job.) And I found this men's online magazine. Just by browsing briefly, I can already tell AskMen is going to be a great source of inspiration.

Especially with articles like these:






(Who can resist reading that last one?)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Best Pickup Lines for Women

I was just reading Cosmo online to find some inspiration for my latest WIP, and I came across this great article for women. These are so much fun. Almost makes me wish I was still single.

The 9 Best Things to Say to a Guy You Just Met

1. At a sports bar: "What's the most impressive goal you've ever scored in a game?"

2. At a club: "I dare you to show me your moonwalk."

3. At a restaurant bar: "They have the best nachos here. Ever tried 'em?"

4. At a friend's party: "I wanted to talk to you the second I got here, but no one introduced me. So I'm introducing myself."

5. At the laundromat: "I'm bored. What do you normally do when your underwear is drying?"

6. At the park: "Any ideas on how to turn this blanket into a Twister board? I really want to play."

7. At a baseball game: "I bet you a post-game drink that (insert player's name) will hit a home run this inning."

8. At the gym: "You look like you know your way around this place. Where's that machine that works your glutes?"

9. On the beach: "I bet you're wondering how I avoid tan lines."


I've gotta say my favorite is #5. Which is your favorite?

To read why these are such great lines, check out the full article here.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Brrrr!

Cold and rainy today. Freezing my tushie off as I sat in the doctor's waiting room with my mother. Get home and put on long pants and long sleeve shirt. And guess what? The sun came out and warmed everything up.

Just can't win the 'what should I wear today' game.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

And the Winner Is...

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Erin Cavin

2nd PRIZE

Theresa Angelosanto

3rd PRIZE

Tracey D

Congratulations!!

We'd like to thank everyone who entered. We were thrilled at the response and are so excited. The above winners will be contacted via email and will need to respond to Jessica (jessica at jessicajarman dot com) within three (3) days to claim their prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Jessica, Devon, Bronwyn, Gwendolyn, Kris and Suzanne

Win a Nook or a Kindle!!!

The sizzling height of summer is coming! And what better way to beat the heat than with a brand new Nook Wi Fi 3G OR Kindle 3G with Wi Fi!

Six sexy authors of erotic romance are coming together with a fabulous giveaway this summer solstice! And entering couldn't be simpler.

Just visit each of our blogs beginning June 14th, and leave a comment on the contest post with:

* your name (or user name) and contact email, and
* your top two (2) choices from the author's backlist to kick-start your E-Reader library should you win.

Contest will close at Noon ET on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011, and a winner will be drawn at 1:16pm ET from all the readers who commented on all six blogs:

Gwendolyn Cease at gwendolyncease.blogspot.com

Suzanne Graham at suzannegraham.blogspot.com

Bronwyn Green at bronwyngreenblog.blogspot.com

Jessica Jarman at jessicajarman.blogspot.com

Kris Norris at krisnorris.blogspot.com

Devon Rhodes at devonrhodes.blogspot.com


The Grand Prize winner will receive their choice of a brand new Nook Wi Fi 3G OR Kindle 3G with Wi Fi *PLUS* two ebooks of their choice from each author!

Second Prize will be winner's choice of two ebooks from each author's backlist...that's 12 new books!

Third Prize will be winner's choice of one ebook from each author's backlist for a total of 6 books!

More surprises and prizes at each blog, so what are you waiting for? When summer hits its height, you could be the winner!!


Details:

* In order to be eligible for the drawing, you must leave a comment at each of the six blogs with your email address and choice of two books. We're sorry, but anyone who misses a blog or forgets to leave their contact info will be disqualified.

* All comments must be posted by 12:00 Noon, ET, on June 21st.

* Valid entry comments must be in response to the official Contest post on each blog, although we also welcome comments on other posts, so feel free to poke around!

* The E-Reader will be shipped to the winner's house. Ebooks will be emailed separately to the winner.

* Winner must respond to Jessica within three days or an alternate winner will be announced.

GOOD LUCK!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

In the car

Question: Why do the best kid conversations happen in the car?
Answer: Because they are being held captive and can't escape. :D

This morning my husband and I drove my youngest into the city to visit a sleep doctor. We are investigating whether his attention deficit problem and his speech developmental delays could be related to sleep apnea.

As I am pulling out of the driveway, I heard him quietly mumble something like, "...go out to eat?" When I asked him to repeat, he said, "What if I get hungry while we're out?" It was a perfectly pronounced, complete sentence and so cleverly asked, I burst out laughing. Then I answered, "Then I'll feed you."

So much for Daddy's surprise to stop at McD's on the way home. The kid had us figured out before we left the driveway.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Between A and Z Gets 5 Stars!!!!

Just Erotic Romance Reviews gives 5 Stars to Between A and Z!!!

Here is what the reviewer said:

Title: Between A & Z
Author: Suzanne Graham
Publisher: Total E Bound
Reviewer: Silla Beaumont
Rating: 5 Stars
Heat Level: O

Mia's hit an artistic roadblock. As she's nearing completion on her latest sculpture, a fabulous nude specimen she’s named "Adam," she can't seem to find the right look for his face. She heads to a bar, determined to end her self-imposed abstinence. Barely out of her car, Mia meets Zed, the perfect guy to end her dry streak. They immediately hit it off and wind up in bed together. Though wildly attracted to Zed, Mia can't help but think of the faceless Adam in her studio, and winds up there at 4 am in a burst of inspiration. When she finally finishes Adam’s face, Mia is compelled to give her creation a kiss on his lifeless lips. Suddenly, the creative muse that has been in her head her whole life is standing in front of her, talking, smiling and looking sexy as hell! Can Mia resist the perfect man she's created, or will she take a chance on what might be a good thing with Zed? There’s no way she can have both...can she?

The immediate and irresistible attraction between Mia and Zed is totally combustible! Suzanne Graham did an amazing job capturing the intense feelings between all of the characters without the rushed vibe typical in a short story. At just 55 pages, Between A and Z is a brilliantly sexy and unique story, capturing the heat of that first sexual encounter with a new partner as well as the intense love that an artist feels for their work. While the concept of a clay sculpture coming to life is a bit unusual in my typical reading repertoire, I found that I really liked the fun and lighthearted concept behind Between A and Z. The sex is incredibly intense, especially in the last encounter. This is definitely an excellent quick read from a very talented author!



Sunday, June 5, 2011

Moon Princess Gets 4 1/2 Stars!

Night Owl Reviews says, "Moon Princess is a good read and I would recommend it to those who love shifter stories.Warning: You may need a smoke after reading this one."

Three Signatures Gets 3 1/2 Stars

Check out the Night Owl Review of Three Signatures for the Lady. They say, "the ending of this fantasy come true was cute and unexpected and added a nice touch. Easy reading and a great escape."

Got Conflict?

Urgh, I'm stuck and I'm tired of being stuck. I've got this great mix of characters hot to trot, but they can't seem to do anything. They're all standing around looking at each other, thinking it'd be fun to jump in bed together, but no one's making a move. No one's doing anything. There's no passion, no intrigue, no steam, nothing!

I know what's missing. It's called CONFLICT! The problem is I've created four very nice, well-balanced, calm characters. BORING!

Time to go back to the drawing board and give them some neurosis, internal strife, self-esteem issues, driving ambition... Then I can thwart them at every turn and make their lives a living hell before I give them their HEA.

It's hard. I'm too much of a nice gal. I hate to make them suffer, but they're really boring when they have no conflict.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Visit Me at Simply Sexy Stories

Sending my thanks to Nichelle Gregory for interviewing me today at Simply Sexy Stories.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Guest Spot!

Today, I'm excited to introduce Nichelle Gregory, author of spicy erotic romances.

Nichelle, can you tell us what got you started in erotic romance?

I started penning my own romance stories in high school and I think adding the erotic element was a natural progression for me as a writer. I'm drawn to hotter, racier books. I'm not satisfied with my romances if I'm not getting all the steamy details and now I get to write them!

What do you like about erom compared to other genres?

I write other genres within erotic romance, but I haven't strayed from the genre as a whole. I do enjoy reading other genres, like sci-fi, thrillers and horror.

What is your favorite relationship from your books? Tell us a little about it.

Hmm...that's a hard question. I think I'd pick Filipe and Rapunzel from Rapunzel's Release. These two characters went through so much before getting their happily ever after!

How do you manage your productivity? Do you write a set amount of words per day?

I look forward to writing every day. I try to squeeze out a few hundred words during the day, but I do the biggest percentage of my writing at night. I try to pen at least a thousand words a day. I love it when my muse gives me more!

If you could be anywhere in the world, where is your dream writing space?

On a beach in Kauai! Beautiful serene scenery and delicious Mai Tai's to inspire my muse!

Thanks so much, Nichelle, for being a guest today!

To learn more about Nichelle, check out her links and her latest release.

Website: www.nichellegregory.com

Blog: www.simplysexystories.blogspot.com

Total E-Bound:

http://www.total-e-bound.com/authordetail.asp?A_ID=147

Noble Romance: www.nobleromance.com



by Nichelle Gregory

She's only allowed to say, 'yes' and 'please'...

Rena Venoy has finally become a sex doll. For the next forty-eight hours, giving and receiving pleasure is her only purpose, fulfilling sexual fantasies her primary goal. That's until she sets her heart on becoming Raiden's one and only doll. To get her wish, he must bestow the ultimate honour she seeks and claim her as his. When she breaks a rule, Rena is devastated. Will Raiden chose her after all?


Monday, May 2, 2011

Take a cruise this July

My newest release is docking in Miami this summer. Aboard Pleasure will be available in July from Total-e-bound.

Sailing away from shore aboard Pleasure cuts Violet’s ties with her staid, earth-bound rules of behaviour and frees her to explore her sexual fantasy of being with two men.

Violet would never have taken time off for this vacation if her best friends hadn’t pushed her. Once she’s aboard the adults-only cruise ship Pleasure, she sheds her inhibited lawyer persona, and her inner wild woman comes out to play with the two Greek men she meets by accident. When her heart gets involved after one night of intense pleasure, she slips away without saying goodbye, but Alec and Theo won’t let her go.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Lucky Seven on Monday

Here's a look at seven lines in my current WIP.

She reached up to Theo’s waistband, but the sight of his sculpted abs covered in dark hair distracted her. She stretched up on her knees and nuzzled the springy hair on his stomach, swiping a taste of his skin with her tongue. His muscles jerked slightly under her touch. She licked again, and again his muscles clenched. The discovery of her sexual power was heady. She licked again and moaned with pleasure when he responded with another twitch.

“Violet, stop playing with him and take off his pants,” Alec snapped at her.



Friday, April 15, 2011

You Are Here

Today on Hitting the Hot Spot, find out what technological 'advancement' has me wishing people would just get lost.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Lucky Seven on Monday

Here is a brief look (seven sentences) of my current WIP.

Her stomach fluttered. Did she have the nerve to kiss these two men in public when it would be so obvious that she was hot for both of them?

“Kiss me, Violet,” Theo said.

At his commanding tone, all her hesitation fled. She reached up to palm his cheek in her hand as his head bent to hers. His lips were warm and firm and tugged at hers.

Under the table, Alec’s hand stroked her leg, sliding higher and higher up her thigh.



Between A and Z


My short story, Between A and Z, which was previously released in the Threefold Anthology is now available as a single title.

Mia dubbed her life-sized clay sculpture, Adam, because he is the first man she's ever made. Most of her work has been female torsos, but recently her muse insisted it was time for her to produce a man. Though, she might have been confusing her surging libido with her artistic muse.

Mia has been abstinent for nearly a year, but not because of any plan. Her best friend, Shirle, has organized a party for Mia to put an end to her long dry spell and give her vibrator a night off. Before she even gets out of Shirle's car, Mia meets Zed.

Zed has come to the party to win a challenge. The waiters at the restaurant where he is the head chef and owner don't think a black French chef can country line dance. Once he meets Mia, his purpose for the night changes. He plans to spend the evening with this incredibly sexy woman whose sense of humour is developed enough to subject herself to the intense teasing from her friends about her lacking sex life. But he must decide whether he still wants Mia when he discovers Adam plays an important role in her life.

Monday, March 28, 2011

In the Spotlight

This month I've been featured as the Author in the Spotlight at Total-e-Bound Publishing. To find out some little known facts about me and see who inspires me, come by and check it out here.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Guest Spot! and a CONTEST!

Today, I am guest blogging at Beyond Romance, a blog by the very talented Lisabet Sarai.

If you post a comment on my post at Beyond Romance, you will be entered to win a copy of my newest release, Moon Princess!

Monday, March 14, 2011

My First Time in Audio

I'm so thrilled! My first audio book has been released from Total-e-bound this week. It is amazing to hear an actress read my words and give life to my characters. You can hear a free excerpt on the product page here.

Check it out!

Mia dubbed her life-sized clay sculpture, Adam, because he is the first man she’s ever made. Most of her work has been female torsos, but recently her muse insisted it was time for her to produce a man. Though, she might have been confusing her surging libido with her artistic muse.

Mia has been abstinent for nearly a year, but not because of any plan. Her best friend, Shirle, has organized a party for Mia to put an end to her long dry spell and give her vibrator a night off. Before she even gets out of Shirle’s car, Mia meets Zed.

Zed has come to the party to win a challenge. The waiters at the restaurant where he is the head chef and owner don’t think a black French chef can country line dance. Once he meets Mia, his purpose for the night changes. He plans to spend the evening with this incredibly sexy woman whose sense of humour is developed enough to subject herself to the intense teasing from her friends about her lacking sex life. But he must decide whether he still wants Mia when he discovers Adam plays an important role in her life.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Release Day!!!

I'm so excited that Moon Princess has been released today by Resplendence Publishing. I had a lot of fun exploring world building with this one, my first shapeshifter book. So much fun in fact that I am currently working on another shapeshifting book - this time MM.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Brownie Husband

Have you seen this SNL clip yet?
Brownie Husband

I just saw it today. Had me cracking up out loud. Gotta love the writers on SNL, and Tina Fey is the perfect single businesswoman.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Cover Art!


SQUEEEE!
I LOVE this cover for Moon Princess, which will be released by Resplendence Publishing on March 9!

Moon Princess

As Celina Maddock left the office on a Friday evening, her coworker jumped into her car and demanded she get on the highway and drive fast after their sizzling kiss in the parking lot. She never imagined she’d get the gorgeous Barrett Osborn ordering her around; however, when he starts talking about Shadows, werewolves, and werebears, she becomes a little worried about his mental health.

When Barrett’s lover, Stan Varka, offers his assistance in escaping the Shadows, Celina goes along with their strange story about shapeshifters, because finding herself the center of their attention becomes extremely erotic.

Once they’ve finished their night of playacting, Celina doesn’t think she could possibly have a future with these two amazing lovers…until they convince her that she really is the Moon Princess and the only hope for establishing peace between the wolves and the bears.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Blank Blog Page

I'm a terrible blogger, I know. I never seem to have anything witty, edgy, controversial, or even anything helpful to say on these posts. It's like standing up on a soapbox with no issue.

I'm much better creating characters and having them express their issues and concerns. Maybe because it's safer to get inside the skin of someone else when exposing my innermost desires and fears.

But as a published author, I know I have a responsibility to my readers to write something here on my blog. Someone at some point in time might want to read what I have to say about something. Right?...God, I sound boring even to myself.

Maybe that is the problem. All the really great exciting things in my life happen between the pages of my books. Must be time to get out of my writing cave and experience more of life. Things are looking a little boring around here. But it's cold and snowy outside...much better to burrow under my wool blankie and drink another cup of coffee as my laptop keeps my legs warm. Maybe I won't come out until the spring.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

And the winner is...

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Terra Pennington

2nd PRIZE
Miranda (Sweet Vernal Zephyr)

3rd PRIZE
Jason

Congratulations!!

We'd like to thank everyone who entered. We were thrilled at the response and are so excited. The above winners will be contacted via email and will need to response to Jessica (jessica at jessicajarman dot com) within three (3) days to claim their prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

Congratulations to the winners!

Jessica, Devon, Bronwyn, Gwendolyn, Kris, and Suzanne.

Enter to Win a NOOK COLOR!


Welcome to 2011! And what better way to celebrate than with a brand new Nook Color!

Six sexy authors of erotic romance are coming together with a fabulous giveaway to usher in the New Year! And entering couldn't be simpler.

Just visit each of our blogs beginning January 3rd, and leave a comment on the contest post with:

* your name (or user name) and contact email, and
* your top two (2) choices from the author's backlist to kick-start your Nook library should you win.

Contest will close at Noon ET on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, and a winner will be drawn at 1:11pm ET from all the readers who commented on all six blogs:

Gwendolyn Cease at gwendolyncease.blogspot.com
Suzanne Graham at suzannegraham.blogspot.com
Bronwyn Green at bronwyngreenblog.blogspot.com
Jessica Jarman at jessicajarman.blogspot.com
Kris Norris at krisnorris.blogspot.com
Devon Rhodes at devonrhodes.blogspot.com

The Grand Prize winner will receive a brand new Nook Color and two ebooks of their choice from each author!

Second Prize will be winner's choice of ebook from each author's backlist!

Third Prize will be winner's choice of an available print book personalized and signed by the author!

Details:
* In order to be eligible for the drawing, you must leave a comment at each of the six blogs with your email address and choice of two books. We're sorry, but anyone who misses a blog or forgets to leave their contact info will be disqualified.
* All comments must be posted by 12:00 Noon, ET, on January 11th.
* Valid entry comments must be in response to the official Contest post on each blog, although we also welcome comments on other posts, so feel free to poke around!
* The Nook will be shipped directly from the store to the winner's house. Ebooks will be emailed separately to the winner.
* Winner must respond to Jessica within three days or an alternate winner will be announced.

My Backlist:

Gifts of Desire Series

The Birthday Present
The Christmas Present
The Anniversary Present

Between A and Z
in the Threefold Anthology

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So here we go! Leave a comment with your first/user name, email and top two choices of my books here before heading off to the other five blogs! Optional for if you're feeling chatty today, tell me where you heard about this contest and what you currently read your ebooks on. :) GOOD LUCK and Happy New Year!!! ~Suzanne

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Off to a good start!

Thanks to everyone who has entered the contest so far. Just a reminder, don't forget to put your email addy in your message!