Monday, November 28, 2016

Unbalanced


Re-releasing today!


No Rival book 4
Using unmatched skill and intelligence, Kurt captures the attention of every partner he desires. His ability to confuse his prey keeps them captivated. This trick has never failed him. That is, until he meets McKenna.
Author McKenna Jones has gone to great lengths to ensure the details of her erotic books are airtight. When Kurt challenges one of her scenes, she doesn’t hesitate to take up his offer to prove his theory. The bad boy MMA fighter appeals to her on every level. Kurt’s intelligence stimulates her mind even as his touch sets her body on fire. Although McKenna would rather not add her name to his list of ex-lovers, she cannot resist his pull.
McKenna’s odd behavior exasperates Kurt. She is an addiction he cannot shake, but somehow the two of them need to make the combination of his OCD logic and her unbalanced nature work, because a surprise is about to turn their lives upside down.
This book was originally published by Ellora's Cave Publishing under the same title.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

#Contest with @PassionateInk


Passionate Ink’s 2nd Annual SEXY SCRIBBLES CONTEST 2017
Give us their first meeting: their first kiss, or even their first time… We want to see your prowess at developing sexual tension in a scene of 3000 words or less. This contest is for published and unpublished authors of erotic or sexy/steamy romance. Published works must have a copyright year of 2016. Any works previously published must be significantly altered and published with a new copyright year of 2016. The excerpt submitted must be from a completed work of any length, (i.e., a short story, novella, or novel). You will be given feedback/critique for each entry.
PLEASE NOTE:  This isn’t a contest for sex scenes, it’s about the tension. The longing between your two (or three or more;0) characters – it doesn’ t need to include a physical aspect. Also, we really mean 3000 words or less, but sometimes less is more. You will be judged on your tension, and your writing skills, so please pick your best tension filled scene.
Sign up to be a judge!
DATES:

  • Contest Opens: October 31, 2016
  • Entry Deadline: December 15th, 2016
  • Category Semi-Finalists announced: February 14, 2017
  • Category Finalists announced: March 17, 2017
  • Saucy Scribbler announced: April 17, 2017
FIVE SIZZLING FINALISTS IN FOUR CATEGORIES
  • Contemporary – Excerpts with erotic elements that focus on the developing romantic relationship in a contemporary setting. Includes series and single-title length romances. Can also include elements of romantic suspense/intrigue.
  • Historical – Excerpts with erotic elements that focus on the developing romantic relationship in a historical setting.
  • Speculative – Excerpts with erotic elements that focus on the developing romantic relationship in any setting in the future, an alternate world/reality, paranormal, or fantasy world. Includes elements such as elves/faerie, sword & sorcery, aliens, time travel, vampires, werewolves, etc.
  • Suspense / Thriller / Mystery – Excerpts with erotic elements that focus on the developing romantic relationship in any setting that includes elements of suspense, mystery, or thriller elements.
Judging and Prizes
  • First round judging (semi-finalists): Will be judged by readers, writers, reviewers, booksellers and librarians. The top three excerpts, or semi-finalists, in each category as determined by judging scores will move on to the final round of judging. The semi-finalists will receive a semi-finalist certificate and digital badge.
  • Final round judging (finalists): The three semi-finalists in each category will be judged by multi-published authors, agents, and editors. A finalist will be chosen based on the score sheets. The decisions of the judges are final. All finalists will receive a critique from the judge as well as a finalist certificate and digital badge. Each category finalist will also receive:
    • A $25.00 cash prize OR
    • For winning works which are unpublished, authors have the option to have their entry fee sponsored by Passionate Ink for RWA’s upcoming Golden Heart Award for unpublished romance authors for the current year.  (We’ll pay the entry fee directly versus give a cash prize of the same value.)
  • Special Guest Judge: The five winning entries will be passed on to our Special Guest Judge and one will be chosen as their personal favorite and receive the title of “Saucy Scribbler” along with a digital graphic.
Winners Announcements: All Sexy Scribbles Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and Saucy Scribblers will be listed on the Passionate Ink blog and newsletter. The Finalists and Superb Sexy Scribbler will be listed in the Romance Writers Report. See the rubric judges will use to score submissions.
The following agents, editors, and publishing houses have agreed to participate as Finalist Judges!
Alissa Davis of Carina Press
Stephanie Doig of Carina Press
Rhonda Helms of Carina Press
Kate Richards of Decadent Publishing
Liz Pelletier of Entangled Publishing
Sandra Bunino of Evernight Publshing
Toni Kelley of eXtasy Books
Tahra Seplowin of Harlequin Desire
Kierstin Cherry of LooseID
GG Royale of LooseID
Amanda Siemen of Lyrical Press
Lori Perkins of Riverdale Avenue Books
Austin Blake of Siren BookStrand
RULES FOR ENTRY
Eligibility
  • Contest is open to all works published or unpublished in the erotic or erotic or sexy/spicy romance sub-genres.
  • Published entries must be published with a copyright date in 2016 or an unpublished work.
  • Entries must be from a completed work of romance.
General Rules
  • It is the author’s responsibility to enter in the correct category. All clarifications as to category should be made prior to submission. Entries submitted in the wrong category, as determined by two or more judges, will be disqualified without refund. The judges’ decision is final.
  • One entry cannot be entered in multiple categories, but multiple works (up to three per category) are welcome if accompanied by the proper completed entry form and full entry fee.
  • There must be a minimum of ten entries or the category will be canceled. If the minimum number of entries is not attained, entrants will be notified. The entrant will be asked to provide a second choice of categories. If the entrant does not wish to place the entry in another category, the entry and associated fees will be returned.
  • The entry must come from a work that is completed and is in the erotic or spicy/sexy romance genres.  The story must also contain a “Happily-Ever-After” or “Happy-For-Now” ending to be considered a romance. 
  • Failure to comply with the rules will result in disqualification.
  • Decisions of the Contest Coordinator are final.
  • Click here to enter. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Unequaled


http://mybook.to/Unequaled

Re-releasing today!

No Rival book 3
Kerry has hated Rhys from the moment she set eyes on him. They’ve never had an encounter that didn’t end with them both enraged. Paired up at his brother’s wedding, their clashing personalities come to a head and a daring wager is made. Rhys agrees to submit to Kerry for a single evening if she will do the same. Considering the sexual flavors Rhys has enjoyed in his past, it’s one bet Rhys is sure he can’t lose. But Kerry has a few secrets of her own and her plans for him land Rhys in a place he never expected—the arms of sexy Italian solicitor, Asher D’Ettore.
Asher becomes an obsession Rhys can’t shake. His alpha ways and confident mannerisms render all of Rhys’ usual charm useless. With his hard-earned reputation in the media spotlight, Rhys is forced to make a choice between his public persona and true love.
This book was originally published by Ellora's Cave Publishing under the same title.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Unstable



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“A bottle of liquor a day keeps the demons at bay.”
After a childhood so horrific a book was published about it, Jimmy understandably didn’t become the most well-adjusted adult. He’s made it his business to blend into the background while drinking himself into an early grave. That is, until he pulls a homeless teen from the dumpster.
Living on the streets hasn’t been easy for Eli. Anything is better than the life he left behind. Strangers haven’t always had the best of intentions when they claim they want to help. Jimmy is different. That doesn’t mean Eli won’t rob him blind and disappear into the night.
When Eli returns, older and prepared to repay his debt, he never expects to give up more than his savings to the sexy bar owner. Sometimes, it takes two people who’ve seen hell to create heaven. Unfortunately, they’ll have to face their demons if they hope to make it work between them.




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Monday, October 24, 2016

Slip


Releasing today!!

Kaz knows Boston isn’t a good person. He just doesn’t care.
Boston’s looks alone could only be the work of the devil. His wicked smile, sexual expertise, and black heart are further proof the man had to have been created by Lucifer himself. He’s tried ruining Kaz’s best friend’s life and has never been faithful to a soul. None of it matters. Kaz still can’t stay away. He tells himself Boston means nothing. Kaz can quit him any time he likes. As long as Boston remains a secret, no one gets hurt… Right?
As the former cruiserweight champion, Boston is used to having the world at his feet. There’s been few things in his life that have made him feel an ounce of guilt. Kaz is no different. Boston saw him, wanted him, and then set out to have him. He knows Kaz thinks to keep him a secret. But Boston hasn’t gotten this far in life by hiding in the shadows.
When their relationship takes an unexpected turn and is shoved into the light, Kaz finds himself at a crossroad. He can accept the life he’s always known, saving his heart and oldest friendship, or risk everything on the bad boy who could give him the world.


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Thursday, October 6, 2016

#PoweredbyIndie with @charityparkerso

After years of teaching, I now get to enjoy a life at home with my children. I started out traditionally published, but made no money whatsoever for my writing. Most people considered it a hobby. For me, it was a passion. So when Amazon launched its platform for Indie authors, I joined in. Now, this is my life... 

Follow just about any Erotica author online and you’ll be treated with pictures of delicious men, snarky jokes about spanking, and tons of other fun tidbits. No doubt, my online search of sexy topics—purely in the name of research, mind you—has landed me on more than one pervvy, government watch list. Opening my email has become a daily adventure. I never know what sort of fan mail I’ll find inside. I’ve seen things…horrible things…things I cannot unsee. The award for keeping a straight face while answering questions should arrive in my mailbox any day.
During a recent interview, I was asked to describe a day in the life of Charity Parkerson. This was the moment I realized two important things. Not only is my life vastly different than what people think, I also have not lost the awesome ability to horrify people speechless.  For anyone interested in hearing about a day in the life of an erotica writer, here it is:
After dragging myself out of the bed—kicking and screaming—I get my two boys ready for school, secretly praying they are going to spend the day with someone blessed with infinite patience. Eventually, I discover we are already ten minutes late. I then spend another ten minutes standing by the door screaming for everyone to get their d@#m shoes on, and praying someone with tons of patience is waiting to greet me at the school. Thirty minutes of travel time from one end of town to the other— in order to drop them at two separate schools— is spent listening to several arguments. The top one usually consists of my youngest accusing my oldest of being mean. The debate landing in second place is the one where I am accused of never seeing how annoying my youngest is being to my oldest. If you add in my fervent prayers for all the wonderful teachers out there to have strength, you have the first couple of hours of my day.

Once I have the house to myself, I drink a ton of coffee while catching up on tweets, Facebook messages, and emails. After obsessively checking my sales ranking and crying into my third cup of coffee, I stare blankly at the wall for 4 hours while dreaming of hot MMA fighters, police detectives, and demons. When I catch sight of the clock, I spend another thirty minutes wailing over how I’ve wasted the whole day, before going on Facebook to confer with my friends, only to realize they’re doing the same thing. This, of course, makes everything right with the world again. With that said, if it’s a month until my deadline, those four hours are spent alternating between clicking away at the computer keys and hyperventilating into a paper bag. If it’s the day after I’ve completed my manuscript, I’m patting myself on the back and lying about how I wasn’t worried in the least. Oh, and occasionally I spend my day dreaming about an organized computer where all my files are competently labeled making them easy to find. Then I remember I can’t afford minions and I’m over it.

Sorry to disappoint everyone who believed I spent my day swinging from the chandelier. Maybe one of these days hot cover models will feed me chocolate-covered strawberries. Unfortunately, it will—most likely— only be because I’m in the nursing home and it’s their job. Until then, you could always read about the lives I live inside my mind. 

If you'd like to know more about my life, please check out my Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Charity-Parkerson/e/B004C4I35E/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1475705544&sr=8-2-ent 


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http://mybook.to/Unsurpassed

No Rival is mine again!!



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Book 1 in the No Rival series

For months, Aubree has been obsessed with two men—best friends, Max and Ryan. She’s resigned herself to having her desires be nothing more than a late night fantasy. When the pair invites her to a weekend party hosted by a famous MMA champion, Drew Alexander, she accepts without a qualm. She never expects the two men plan to make her secret longings into reality. Unfortunately, that’s only half their agenda. When Aubree learns the men’s true intentions, she turns to Drew for help. 
Drew is unlike anyone she’s ever met. He’s fun and playful. Dark and brooding. He’s everything she’s been searching for rolled up in a delicious package. Unfortunately, Max and Ryan aren’t finished with her yet. Aubree has to choose—does she cling to the friendship she’s had with Max and Ryan, or risk everything on one man who could make all her dreams come true?



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