[Archive] Spotlight, Review, Interview & Giveaway with Cherie Priest_9.22.14



Spotlight, Review, Interview and Giveaway


Cherie Priest

22 September 2014 ·

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20 September 2014 ·

[ARCHIVE] Spotlight, Excerpt, Series Information and Giveaway for Eden Bradley and Invitation to Eden_9.17.14

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT 9/17/14 Spotlight, Excerpt, Series Information and Giveaway for… Eden Bradley and Invitation to Eden

 Eden Bradley aka Eve Berlin writes erotica and erotic romance for Bantam/Delta, Harlequin Spice, Berkley Heat, and Samhain Publishing. Several of her books have been Romantic Times Top Picks, and her novel FORBIDDEN FRUIT, was profiled in Cosmopolitan magazine’s Red Hot Reads.

In 2010 she launched her new pen name, Eve Berlin, exclusively for Berkley Heat, with the debut of her erotic romance, PLEASURE’S EDGE, winner of the 2010 Holt Medallion Award!

All of her book ratings at Goodreads reflect her favorite books, from those she loved to lifelong keepers.


Keep up with everything Eden at her Website, on Facebook, and on GoodReads.

I’m here today to tell you all about a sexy new series called Invitation to Eden, an exciting series from 27 of the biggest names in sizzling hot romance. Join us as we take you on an exciting adventure to Eden, where anything…and everything goes, and Eden’s contribution, Pleasure Point.

Pleasure Point



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The island always knows what you need…

Miranda lives in paradise— the exclusive Eden resort, the ultimate in fantasy retreats.

Roan, the resort’s dungeon consultant, lives part-time on the island and full-time in the past.

When the sexy Dominant and the sultry pastry chef both receive one of the island’s mysterious invitations they spend a sizzling week together in the dungeon suite. They’re left breathless, wanting more… and hopelessly falling.

Both have been scarred by loss, both have created a nearly impenetrable shell. The intensity and intimacy of kink might be the perfect recipe to open Miranda’s heart again. But can the man who fulfills her every secret desire ever give her what she needs the most?


Roan led her to a small sofa upholstered in diamond-tucked red leather and waited for her to sit before seating himself next to her.

“So, here we are,” he said, reaching for a tumbler of water on the table in front of them and pouring her a glass, handing it to her. “Summoned by the Master of the island.”

“Yes, I suppose so.”

He touched his fingers to the glass, gave it a small nudge. “Drink, Miranda. And tell me what you think of this place.”

She found herself sipping from the glass, following his instructions.

This is crazy.

She set the glass down on the table and took a moment to look around, noticing the gorgeous and luxurious equipment. There were red leather spanking benches, gleaming chrome chains dangling from the ceiling, some ending in red and black padded leather cuffs. At regular intervals along the slick red and black walls in between the seating areas were shining chrome racks holding floggers, paddles and whips. And the entire room was reflected in enormous, chrome-framed mirrors mounted on the walls. Beautiful and wicked-looking.

“It’s spectacular. Nothing but the best for the Eden resort, so it doesn’t surprise me. But I think I expected there to be other people here,” she said, glancing around, her nerves beginning to prickle at the back of her neck simply from being in the same room—this deliciously wicked room—with Roan Abrams.

“Did you? You knew where you were going, then?”
“Of course. The invitation said to go to Club Sin.”

His eyes were dark, searching her face. “You knew this wasn’t a bar? A dance club?”

“I work here. On the island.”

“Ah. So do I. Well, I come in as a consultant. Tell me what you do here, Miranda.”

“I’m the head pastry chef. But according to the invitation I have the next week off.”

He reached out and stroked her cheek with one warm fingertip, like a tiny shock of need against her skin. There was a small but cocky grin on his generous mouth. “You bake sweets, do you?”

He was too damn handsome. Too commanding. Too… everything. She pulled back. “Which I’m sure you’ve eaten, if you’ve been on the island.”

“I’m certain I have. Working with sugar suits you.”

“You don’t know anything about me.”

God, why was she being so rude to this man? Maybe because his stunning good looks and natural dominance were making her think about things she shouldn’t even be considering.

Like his hand coming down on her bare ass. Pulling her hair hard while he kissed her breathless.


He leaned closer, lowering his voice, and she caught his scent—something spicy and earthy. Provocative. “No? I believe I know at least two things about you. One, you were invited here to meet me apparently, since, as you pointed out, we are the only ones here. And two,” he paused, his voice a quiet murmur, “the pulse in your lovely throat is racing.”

“Oh.” She put her hand to her neck for a moment, saw him watching and dropped it down to her side. She had to get herself under control. She cleared her throat. “Why do you think we were invited here? I don’t know what the Master could have been thinking.”

“Am I so repulsive to you, then?”

“What? No, of course not.” Then she saw the teasing twinkle in his eye, the slight curve of his lips, and her cheeks flamed. “I mean, no. I didn’t mean to be rude.”

“You weren’t.”

Her gaze narrowed on his. “And you’re having an awful lot of fun playing with me.”

“Ah, I hope to.”

She shook her head. “You’ve got the wrong girl, Mr. Abrams.”

Doesn’t he?

“Roan,” he said. “And I’m fairly certain—quite certain—I don’t. I have a particular knack for these things. You are definitely the right girl, in the right place. With the right Dominant. And even if I were fallible in this regard, Mr. Vardalos is rarely wrong about these things—sending out the invitations. From what I’ve heard.”

“I’ve heard plenty myself, but I don’t know how much of it to believe and how much is simply clever marketing for Eden.”

“I doubt the resort needs much in the way of marketing since it’s by invitation only. Our benefactor has plenty of money—he didn’t build this place because he needs to turn a profit.”

“He’s my employer, not my benefactor. I work hard for my paychecks.”

“Of course. I never meant to imply anything else.”

She really had to calm down and stop being so damn defensive. This man wasn’t anything she couldn’t handle.

Oh, you are such a liar. Half the conversation has been calculated mind-fuck.

It was working, damn it. She crossed her legs against the warm ache between them.

She cleared her throat again. “So, what do you do for Mr. Vardalos?” she asked.

“I designed this place, for a start. About four years ago. And the Victorian spanking suite, and the other BDSM suites. He has me back here periodically to make changes, to check equipment, come up with new ideas.”

“You designed this place? The club?

“Yes, and much of the equipment.”

“Oh…” It came out on a soft breath. Her fingers tightened on her small clutch purse. This man—this Dominant—was definitely going to be more than she was ready for. He was the real thing, high caliber in the kink realm, obviously. No weekend player. Oh, yes, far too real for her, no matter how insanely attracted to him she was. “I think…I think this was a mistake.”

“Again, Miranda, I’m certain it wasn’t.”

She stood. “No. It was definitely a mistake. Look, Roan…I don’t mean to be rude. Really. But I’m not…this is not for me. None of this. You. This place. I have to go.”


© Eden Bradley 2014

Make sure to check out the other books in the series from Elena Aitken, R.G Alexander, Avery Aster, Opal Carew, Mari Carr, Jessica Clare, Delilah Devlin, Sarah Fawkes, Cathryn Fox, Eliza Gayle, Lauren Hawkeye, Joey W. Hill, Steena Holmes, Adriana Hunter, Julia Kent, Roni Loren, C.C MacKenzie, Sharon Page, Carly Philips, Suzanne Rock, Daire St. Denis, Tawny Stokes, Kimberly Kaye Terry, and Erika Wilde.

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16 September 2014 ·

[Archive] Spotlight, Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway for Kristen Painter and the authors of Darkly Dreaming_9.16.14



Spotlight, Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway


Kristen Painter and the authors of Darkly Dreaming

15 September 2014 ·

[Archive] New Release Spotlight and Excerpt for Cynthia Eden_9.15.14



New Release Spotlight and Excerpt


Cynthia Eden

14 September 2014 ·

[Archive] Series Spotlight, Interview, CMC15 Promo and Giveaway with Lexi Blake_8.19.14



Series Spotlight, Interview, Coastal Magic Convention Promo and Giveaway


Lexi Blake

18 August 2014 ·

[Archive] Series Spotlight, Reviews, Interview and Giveaway with Michele Renae_8.12.14



Series Spotlight, Reviews, Interview and Giveaway


Michele Renae

Hello my literal addicts! LITERAL ADDICTION is thrilled to be promoting for author Michele Renae again today! It’s a bittersweet post for me. While I’m thrilled to tell those of you that don’t know about the PARIS SECRETS Trilogy, I’m heart broken to say good-bye…

An author of over 60 stories in the fantasy, action/adventure, historical and paranormal romance genres, this prolific author now writes erotica as Michele Renae. [For those of you that don’t know, Michele Renae is Michele Hauf in her other persona. :)].

Michele is good at daydreaming, kitty wrangling, navigating Paris from memory, and locating parking spots close to the front door. She is not so good at making bath bombs, being patient in line at the Post Office, and reading only one book at a time.

You can connect with Michele online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter and on GoodReads.

Michele, as Michele Renae, is the proud creator of the PARIS SECRETS series, a super sexy erotic romance trilogy unlike anything you’ve read before.


For those of you not yet familiar with PARIS SECRETS, here is everything you need to know to get you all caught up until you have some time to curl up on your favorite chaise or ottoman and enjoy them yourself…


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An erotic romance behind glass

The first time she sees her new neighbor, his sexy smile arouses her curiosity — and her desires. His hard, chiseled muscles and playful invitations are irresistible.

Bared before their windows, framed and displayed above the streets of Paris, they embark upon a provocative affair. Their daring game of exhibitionism lures her back for more and more, and she quickly realizes he is the man she has dreamed about.

Yet she’s never heard his voice. Never felt his touch. Never thought she’d experience something this exquisite. Or this bold…

Paris Secrets - Do you dare?


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She fell willingly, seduced by the erotic foreignness of all that he was. Words can be more powerful than touch. Stimulate and engage the senses, then watch what happens…

They began a daring affair a few weeks ago, baring skin, sensual secrets—their very souls—before their bedroom windows, situated across the street from one another. Now they’ve taken it to the next level. The laptop screen has added sound to their intimate liaisons, and his voice, that delicious French accent, is oh, so sexy. His laughter teases good shivers across her skin, and his sensual commands seduce her deeper into a world of erotic play. Fantasies lure them into a new intimacy and a surprising trust that the two strangers who have never touched welcome.

Yet frustrations grow as she pines for his touch. They must meet. Soon. But a secret is revealed that will challenge their desires and the trust both have earned.

Return to the heroine’s Parisian apartment as she continues her relationship with Monsieur Sexy, and they explore the delicious intricacies of cyber-sex. Book #2 in the Paris Secrets trilogy begins with a bang..



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Are you ready for two bodies to collide in an irresistible crush of desire? They’ve experimented with sight, voice, and trust in their inventive sexual romps that began as a flirtatious affair before a window and advanced to provocative cyber sex. He fell in love with her. She is still waiting for his touch.

Exquisite. Bold. Gorgeous. Those are the words that lured her into the Frenchman’s heart. She is the American woman who has learned to set her inner vixen free, and he is the handsome and light-hearted Monsieur Sexy.
Finally the lovers abandon their apprehensions and come together. All senses are engaged, including the delicious glide of his masterful hands over her skin. A dashing musketeer, black velvet Louboutins, and Da Vinci’s mysterious Mona Lisa all become a part of their liaisons. It is easy to fall into a trusting relationship that feels as if it were meant to be.
But there are yet challenges that will try their connection and which will force them to decide, once and for all, if they were meant for one another…
…or if secrets will break them apart.

SKIN is the final story in the Paris Secrets trilogy. Do you dare?


And… for the first time ever in print, the entire PARIS SECRETS TRILOGY, in one utterly gorgeous bundle!

The Paris Secrets Trilogy
PARIS SECRETS #1, #2, & #3

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This fun and flirty erotic romance trilogy is comprised of the stories, WINDOW, SCREEN, and SKIN.

Set in Paris, the story follows an American heroine who discovers that her fantasy man lives across the street from her—and a window affair begins. Mutual self-pleasure graduates to cyber-sex, and in the concluding story…they finally come together, skin to skin.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha - Chelle:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

Incredible trilogy. Definitely not to be missed….


Window is a super sexy debut novel in a new erotica trilogy unlike anything I’ve read before!
There is just something so incredibly naughty and titillating about forming a ‘relationship’ with nothing but sight - ‘you can look, but you can’t touch’… Or talk… Yet what they SHARE is more private, personal and intimate than anything else.
It’s self pleasure and voyeurism at its best. It’s one of those highly sexual books that isn’t filled with ‘in your face’ eroticism, but requires you to feel, and think, and fantasize right along with your leading couple, thereby getting your pulse racing and your flush rising.
It’s got a quirky female lead that you can’t help but love, a sexy, chivalrous male lead that will melt your heart, and even the cliff hanger didn’t upset me too much, because I knew there would be more, and I absolutely CANNOT wait to get lost in this teasing, artful seduction again!


Yet another surprising and sinfully sexy read by Michele Renae. I breezed through it in one long setting, and wanted nothing more than the third book of the trilogy immediately afterward.
Picking up where Window (book #1) left off, our leading couple takes their relationship to the next level. After discovering one another with nothing more than sight across a Paris alley, they add sound to the mix, and jump into a cyber relationship from Berlin to Paris, still keeping to their rules of engagement.
Given the sheer genius of the way these books are written, it’s hard to write a review without spoilers. Suffice it to say that Michele ramped up the fantasy, added a sense, threw in a wrench, and had my heart rate elevated almost the entire time with Screen, and I cannot wait for the finale to the trilogy, Skin.
PARIS SECRETS is one of the most engaging, unique, and titillating series I have encountered. The romance is sweet, the erotic elements are off the chart steamy (and all without touch if you can believe it), the characters super lovable, and the tone light and fun…until twist that Michele introduces towards the end of Screen, which serves as a reminder that the best happily ever afters don’t come easily.


I honestly can’t think of a better way for Michele to end the series.
There were some seriously sexy times, some really fun scenes, some slightly dark (and very human) moments, and under it all, heart and emotion that impacted me on a deeply visceral level.
I ran the gamut of emotions in this book, and that is a true sign of good storytelling, and quite honestly, I can’t thank Michele enough for allowing me to take this journey with her characters.

I loved it!

TRILOGY - Overall:
Engaging, enthralling, utterly sexy, fun, flirty, and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! :)


O.K, now that you’re scrambling to your favorite bookseller to find them all, how about I tell you more? During Screen (book #2), there is an event that occurs that leaves a lot to the imagination (O.K, there is a lot of that [and it’s all FABULOUS!] , but I’m referring to our heroine writing in a notebook and the reader not knowing what she writes. If you want to see some of her entries, Michele has created an awesome book companion for us fans. Go to The Notebook Confessions to find out what she had to say (I suggest waiting until after you read the books though. There’s no spoilers, but it’s much more enjoyable as a companion.


Now, how about we see what Michele had to say when I sat down to talk with her about writing under a different identity, coming out afterwards, about the journey of PARIS SECRETS and more…


LITERAL ADDICTION: Hi Michele! Welcome back and congratulations on wrapping up the series. I’m both thrilled and sad, I’m sure you can relate…

MICHELE: I can relate to being thrilled and sad. But overall? I’m sort of pleasantly satisfied that I’ve told this couple’s story and I think I did it well and I hope that readers will feel the same.

Q1): So now that everybody knows that you’re also Michele Hauf, can you tell us a little bit about how you decided to write as Michele Renae and what it was like when you finally spilled the beans that Michele Renae and Michele Hauf were both you?

MICHELE: I think I took a different name for this series not only because it was very steamy erotica (different from my usual romances, and yet, I get steamy in my para/roms) but also because it sort of freed me to write anything goes. I was a different person! I had a new name. And it worked to allow me to dive in and not have that usual internal editor and go for it. But also, my middle name is Renae, and I have always regretted not being Michele Renae from the very start for my romance writing. So now I get to use it!

Q2): What did you find to be the biggest challenge about switching from the genres that you wrote in as Michele Hauf, to this bright and shiny new world of erotica as Michele Renae?

MICHELE: I think this story is very honest in all aspects, and that was sometimes very surprising to me, to be writing, and all of a sudden realize…I’m crying. What’s that about? Not that I don’t write honestly with my para/roms, but there is that fantasy element that takes it a little beyond my norm. Does that make sense? And yeah, this series does feel bright and shiny. How cool is that?

Q3): PARIS SECRETS is unlike anything I’ve ever read before, and I think it’s utterly magical because of it. Were you afraid of what readers might think about an erotic novel where the characters never touch actually touch until the 3rd book?

MICHELE: Ha! Well. Yes. That’s why there are some fantasy scenes in the first two books. Because really? How long will readers hold on until they just say Enough? So I tried to make it work for everyone involved. And to be honest, by book 2 I was saying to myself “Why did I do this to myself? They need to touch!” So by book 3 I was happily relieved.

Q4): I think you once told me that you weren’t sure this was going to be more than a single book. When did you know that it was going to be a trilogy?

MICHELE: When I originally set out to write Window, it was just going to be that first book. Two people having an affair through windows. But about halfway through the story I realized how much I loved the characters. And then I knew I couldn’t just leave them standing in the windows staring at one another. I had to continue. And so I did.

Q5): PARIS SECRETS has a heroine with a very distinct voice. It’s something that immediately grabbed me as a reader, and I’ve read other reviews where readers found her utterly compelling, as well. How were you able to keep her so fun and light and yet truly unique? Was she someone that you had whispering to you for a while? Is she a bit like you in ways and that’s why she reads so natural?

MICHELE: It’s weird but I don’t really know how to answer that one. That’s just the way she came out on the page. I know, not a very good answer. So maybe there is a lot of me in her. Well, I know there is. ;-) But as well, I did strive for a light, fun tone. I know a lot of erotica is dark and angsty. I want sex to be fun!

Q6): O.K, those that follow you online know your inspiration for Monsieur Sexy, but for those that may not, can you give us a little insight? ;-)

MICHELE: Sometimes when an author reveals the picture/actor/inspiration for her characters then readers may be disappointed because they had a totally different image of them in their minds. But. I don’t care. ;-) Luke Evans has always inspired Monsieur Sexy for me. I know, he’s Welsh, not even French! But there’s something about his smoldering gaze. And let’s not discuss his real-life sexual orientation. All good stories are fantasy anyway, right? Of course, if a movie were ever made I would kill to see Vincent Cassel in the lead role (even though he’s probably a bit too old).

Q7): This is a bit of a spoiler, but how (and why) did you decide that you weren’t going to introduce the characters’ real names until late in the series, and how in the world did you find a way to write the books in such a way that, as a reader, you honestly don’t even realize that you don’t know them?

MICHELE: I had no clue my characters names as I was writing book #1, WINDOW. I think by the end of that story I had figured out what to name Monsieur Sexy. So it was no problem writing that story without names. I had a moment of doubt where I thought readers would throw rotten tomatoes at me for not giving them names, but that didn’t last long. Because the story doesn’t need names. It would have been weird to know their names, yes? And by book #2, SCREEN, I still didn’t know the heroine’s name. Honestly. So when I reveal the hero’s name at the end of that book and not hers? It was by necessity. I actually only got her name right when I started drafting out book #3, SKIN. And to be honest, she started with a completely different name than she has now. I think the strength of the characters overwhelms the need for names. Maybe?

Q8): So overall, PARIS SECRETS is very light, flirty and fun, but there are some very human, and therefore quite dark, moments. Were you worried about how your readers would take them, or were you fairly certain that most would feel that they were necessary to keep things feeling ‘real’?

MICHELE: I think any good story does have to have some dark moments. And this is a chunk of two people’s lives. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows. But still, I didn’t want it to be tragic in any way. Just real life.

Q9): So here we are, at the end. The story has been told, the characters have lived their lives and touched many others (mine for certain!). How are you feeling about how things worked out overall and now having to say goodbye?

MICHELE: Well, I did write an ‘extra’ chapter at the end of SKIN to satisfy my need to make sure readers were satisfied that this couple would have their happily ever after. So I can say goodbye with a happy au revoir!

Q9): Do you think we’ll ever hear from any of these wonderful folks again? Any chance you have another story or 2 in that beautiful brain of yours for us? Maybe some of the supporting characters with a guest appearance from our beloved couple? Or what about any other ideas swimming around in your head for Michele Renae erotic tales?

MICHELE: You know I think about Melanie, the heroine’s BFF, a lot. That’s all I’ll say right now. ;-) Oh, ok, and how about a book on ottoman porn? Ha! Just sayin’…

Q10): Anything you want to say to your readers and fans – both new and established – about the PARIS SECRETS Trilogy?

MICHELE: I’ve been utterly and delightfully surprised at how well readers are receiving the series. I love that you love it! It means so much to me to hear your kind words, so please know I appreciate it. Makes writing the series well worth it. And to those who have not yet read it, I dare you to get to know Monsieur Sexy. Come on, I dare you!

LITERAL ADDICTION: Michele, you know I adore having you here, and I really, really hope that people check out the trilogy. This series holds a very special place in my heart and it’s definitely one that I know I’ll pick up again someday. I’m most definitely going to miss these characters and this world, and I’m so very happy that I was able to take this journey with you!

MICHELE: It’s been a fun journey with you Michelle. (And you know why.) Your support has been awesome, and now I feel like I have to write another book just so I can come back to this great online home you have. ;-)

Since we’re talking about PARIS SECRETS, Michele has 2 wonderful ‘secret’ prizes to offer up to 2 lucky winners (I know what they are, and believe me, they’re GREAT! Like exclusive, can’t get anywhere else, great! Like one of a kind great!) :)

To enter, find the Rafflecopter widget for today’s Event on our Author Interviews page, follow the directions, take action, and mark as ‘Done’.
Good luck and as always… HAPPY READING!!

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11 August 2014 ·

[Archive] Series Spotlight, Reviews, CMC15 Promo and Giveaway for Donna Grant_8.11.14



Series Spotlight, Reviews, Coastal Magic Convention Promotion and Giveaway


Donna Grant

10 August 2014 ·

[Archive] Series Spotlight, Review, CMC15 Promo and Giveaway for Kelly Meade_8.3.14



Series Spotlight, Review, Coastal Magic Convention Promo and Giveaway


Kelly Meade (a.k.a Kelly Meding)

2 August 2014 ·

[Archive] Series Spotlight, Reviews, Author Ambush & Giveaway with Lisa Beth Darling_7.31.14



Series Spotlight, Reviews, Author Ambush & Giveaway


Lisa Beth Darling

30 July 2014 ·

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