WIP IT UP Wednesday, October 1st

WIPimage2Happy October! Welcome to my post in the WIP It Up Wednesday Blog Hop. This is the day when we get to share little snippets of our current work-in-progress. Thank you to Melody for hosting this blog hop. You can find the list of participants on the official WIP IT UP WEDNESDAY blog.

Last week I shared a snippet of a story that I’d been planning to submit to a dark erotic anthology titled Corrupted Desires  set to release on October 13th, just in time for Halloween! I thought it would be fun to revisit that story this week and share the anthology cover and blurb in anticipation of its release. (Check back after the 13th for links to get your copy – it will be free.)

First, a brief teaser from my story Come to Me


“Come to me,” Laura begged the night, “Are you there?”
Her fingers rested on the edge of the planchette. “Are you with me?” she asked again. At first nothing happened but she persisted. Desperation had brought her this far and she was too close to feeling him around her to give up now. Deep within, a desire burned. It traveled down her arms, into her hands, and settled at her fingertips. The planchette glided slowly toward yes and stopped. Laura sucked in a gulp of air and tried to steady her nerves.
“I miss you so much,” she whispered to the board. She looked around at the darkness that flickered in the glow of the candlelight and brushed off the anxiety gnawing at the pit of her stomach. This is what she’d wanted all along, wasn’t it? She returned her attention to the board where her fingers still rested on the planchette and whispered, “Mike, you can’t leave me here alone.”
This time the planchette moved with purpose, darting across the board, pausing only long enough for her to acknowledge one letter before it moved to the next as it spelled out its message. The heat at her fingertips grew with such intensity that she almost let go. Laura’s heart pounded in her chest. He was truly here with her now. She longed to feel his arms around her.
He needs you.
“He? Who is he? Who are you?” she muttered in confusion. Panic filled her veins. If she wasn’t talking to Mike then who was she talking to?
“I’m going to join you,” she said in a hushed voiced. It was the first time she’d said the words out loud even though she’d been planning this moment from the time she’d lost him. “Wherever you are, stay there because I’m coming. Don’t leave me. We’re going to be together again.”
The planchette flew out from under her fingertips and raced to the other end of the board where it settled.
Laura couldn’t move it. She sat back in her chair with wide eyes. In the far corner of the room, she saw a long, dark shadow stretch across the floor. She sank into her chair as the shadow inched closer, reaching out and taking the form of a hand as it brushed across her ankle.




**** WARNING! ****
This book contains extreme BDSM, violence, graphic sexual situations, and dark supernatural and paranormal scenes. This book is only for those aged 18+. It is for those with an open mind and for those who ARE NOT easily offended.

This Halloween there will be no treats, only tricks. Tricks on your blackened mind, that is.

Corrupted Desires is not the sort of book that will have you skipping amongst the daisies and leaves you with that feel good feeling. This jaw dropping, dark erotic book will give you that prickly feeling on the back of your neck. It will send a chill right to your bones and it will most definitely mess with you head.

Allow these nine authors to show you what their definition of corruption is, as they take you down an intensely dark path to the unknown and the unfamiliar on All Hallows’ Eve. Let them bring a whole new meaning to the words “bump in the night.”



Friday Freebies, #Free #Kindle Ebooks for Your Weekend Reading Pleasure

fridaythe13thWelcome to Friday! Are you superstitious? If so, you’re probably hiding under the sheets rather than up and celebrating the end of the work week. To me, Friday the 13th has always been a lucky day and Saturday the 14th is the day that I would rather hide away and pretend like the world doesn’t exist. It all started when I was only eleven years old and I managed to fall down the steps AND fall off my swing set both on the same day which just so happened to be a Saturday the 14th. Maybe Friday the 13th just takes a while to catch up to me because I’m always moving too quickly? (ha ha)

Whether you believe in luck or not, I know if you’re like me, you look forward to kicking back on the weekend and enjoying a good read. That’s why I’m dedicating Fridays on my blog to special ebook freebies. For the sake of my first post, I’m going to share a few of the intriguing reads that I’ve come across on Amazon because that is where I usually go to shop. (Love my kindle!) In the future, I’ll be open to freebies on other sites as well. Because I write in the genre of erotica and steamy romance, I’ll assume my readers are interested in books of this nature so I’ll concentrate my efforts there. However, I’m certainly open to great books of any genre and if I find something I like, I’ll be sure to share it.

The authors of these ebooks are not holding a gun to my head to promote them (they don’t even know they’re being featured) and since I haven’t yet read their work, I can’t guarantee they are good reads. (Perhaps we can revisit the better books in a later blog post? Want to submit a book report for an ebook I’ve listed and you read? Contact me!)

Ultimately,  I love books and I love to read them just as much as I love to write them so I’m using this space to share my passion. While I am happy to pick and choose my own random shares, I also welcome requests so if you are an author, be sure to let me know when you’re going to make your ebook available as a free promotion over a Friday and I will make sure I help to spread the word!

Without further ado, these are my five random selections with links to the Amazon US site for download. Happy Reading!

double dareDouble Dare by Rhonda Nelson, Romance/Humor

Runaway bride Louisa Honeycut is looking for a quick escape when she passes the Double Dare, Inc sign and the slogan “Are you ready for the time of your life?” seems like divine intervention. Sheltered by her overbearing father, Louisa has years of catching up to do and can think of no better person than gorgeous Sam Rawlins to show her. Is she ready for the time of her life? Hell, yes.

Ordinarily unflappable adventure guide Sam Rawlins makes his living showing the wealthy how to have fun, but nothing in his experience could have prepared him for the “adventure” Louisa Honeycut asks for. He might be showing Louisa the time of her life, but the quirky little snack-cake heiress is soon turning Sam’s own life upside down…and perversely, he likes the new vantage point.

(I’ve actually read Double Dare and recommend it as a fun, romantic read. )


dangerousloverThe Sheik’s Dangerous Lover by Elizabeth Lennox

Just like in the fairy tale, a lavish ball was being held to find Sheik Malik a bride. There was a darker side to this story though. The urgency was due to several assassination attempts and Malik had to marry quickly and produce an heir. The stability of his country depended on constancy and conservative leadership. He couldn’t allow his enemies to win.

But he wasn’t prepared for the silver clad goddess that caught his vision as she snuck down the servants’ hallway. Nor was he prepared for her resistance. In a room full of beautiful women, his interest was captured by a beauty that wanted nothing to do with him. Except that she caught on fire when he touched her and her soft, sensuous body inflamed him with need.

What was a man to do? Accept the challenge of convincing the lovely Shanelle to fall in love with him. Over a weekend of passionate kisses and stolen passion, Shanelle and Malik discovered that protecting the kingdom could be quite exhilarating.

delilahDelilah’s Diary #1: A Sexy Journey by Jasinda Wilder

I’ve always been a good girl. I grew up in a small town, dated my high school sweetheart all the way through college, and married him. I even waited until our wedding night for my first time. Yeah, that kind of good girl. Finding my husband in bed with the church secretary came as quite a shock, needless to say. Finding out he’d slept with just about every female in town was an even bigger shock.

Discovering those dirty little secrets is what sent me on a journey that I will never forget.



Consenting Adults by J. Lea Lopez

**BONUS** Includes three chapters from J. Lea López’s novel Sorry’s Not Enough.

This collection of five unrelated short stories looks at romantic relationships in various forms, from the tame to the erotic.


Oopendoorpen Door Invitation by Dee Carney

Every single woman knows at least a few basic safety rules. First, don’t talk the strangers. Second, don’t invite strangers into your home. Sometimes, however, a lonely woman gets comfortable and after darkness falls, lets those rules slide. But with the darkness, if one believes in such things, might come creatures of the night. Throw an open door invitation into the mix, and anything can happen…



Psst… pass it along and be sure to return next Friday for my latest list of hot freebies in time for the weekend…