Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thursday Thirteen from Nicole Morgan

Once again please welcome author Nicole Morgan to Sassy Vixen! Today she shares the first thirteen sentences of her latest SCORCHING release from Siren Bookstrand Sweet Affliction (Sweet Awakenings 4). Leave a comment and let Nicole know what you think of the opening of her book. Enjoy! ~The Vixen


He dove in the water as bullets sprayed against the waves. Applying pressure to his side, he kicked and tried to achieve more distance than depth between him and the men firing at him. He swam under the boat and to the other side so they wouldn’t have a chance to hit him again. What the fuck had just happened? How had he gone from enjoying a cold beer with a former teammate to watching a trail of blood drip from his forehead and nearly two dozen men carrying an arsenal of weapons boarding the small yacht? He ignored the gut-wrenching realization that his friend of nearly twenty years was dead. The cold stare of shock in Tom’s face as he fell forward told him he was killed instantly. A single shot from a sniper had taken out a man who served his country for over twenty years while managing to live to tell about it.
The whizzing sound of bullets hitting the water was becoming more distant. Despite being hit he was still a strong swimmer. His training had saved his life more than once, and this time proved to be no different. If his bearings were right and he wasn’t disoriented from blood loss, he’d estimate that he was about two miles from shore. If he swam around the south peninsula of the island, that would put him far out of the sights of whomever the hell was shooting at him. 

Blurb for Sweet Affliction

After spending years serving his country as a Navy SEAL, Commander Nick Slater is ready for retirement. Mercenaries hired to kill him ambush him, and his plans take a drastic turn.
Sweet Affliction (MF)
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AJ Harwood is facing one of the most difficult times of her life. A chance encounter with Nick Slater is the last thing she wants, yet she is thrust into his world and trapped in its surroundings.
AJ is Nick's only hope as he tries to find out who is out to kill him. With each passing day, more secrets are uncovered, and the reason behind the attack is revealed. Nick joins forces with his former teammates to find the person behind the high-priced hit put on all of their heads. As precious time ticks away, Nick and AJ are faced with the possibility that after finding each other, they may lose everything in an instant.
Note: 10% of the author royalties on this book will benefit nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing educational assistance and support grants to families of wounded and fallen United States Navy SEALs


Nicole MorganNicole Morgan was an avid reader who kept having one recurring problem. Ideas of stories kept popping into her head. Today, Nicole is an author of erotic romantic novels, which more often than not have a suspenseful backstory. Erotic romance mixed with a good old-fashioned whodunit. She tries to place strong emphasis on the characters’ emotions while also throwing in some spicy and hot love scenes. Her alpha male of choice will more often than not have a uniform of some kind. From military to police officers, she has a love for writing about those who protect and serve.
While still trying to stay true to her style, she is finding her writing is evolving as she takes on new and uncharted territory for her. In the first months of this year she finally wrapped up her first ever full-length paranormal romance novel. There are many areas of erotica out there that she hasn’t had a chance to really delve into just yet, but she is anxiously looking forward to doing just that.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rose Leigh Woods Shares Her Thursday Thirteen

Saving Treasure (MMF) 

Welcome back to The Sassy Vixen Blog! Today author and another fellow Siren shares not one, but TWO sets of thirteen sentences with us today from her SCORCHING erotic menage a trois romance Saving Treasure. Let's take a sneak peek into Treasure's world. Leave a comment for Rose and let her know what you think. Enjoy! ~The Vixen

Treasure Patience Lane sighed as she slipped back into her car. It had truly been a bad day. Moments like this made her wish that her daddy were still alive and well. She had never wanted him to rescue her from anything, and she always gladly took her bumps and bruises from her decisions, but she was starting to wish for a helping hand despite the fact that accepting it would mean she had to admit she had ignored something to get in this type of situation. At that point, she would just have to swallow what pride she had and take it. This last stop proved that there were people that would help her just a tad, though, and that she wasn’t doing a spectacular job of blending in with the other people around her.
    Stopping for gas made it obvious that she was going to have to work harder to escape without any trace.
    She knew her slightly curly light-brown hair didn’t exactly dredge up a lot of interest with the way it twined and turned down her back, but the bruise surrounding her eye and cheek did. Those dark marks were practically impossible to hide. They drew the attention of others’ eyes like moths to a flame. Luckily, she could keep her head down to disguise it just a bit. Her five-foot-two-inch frame meant she had to raise her face to look directly at most people, helping her to keep her face partially hidden without looking like she was purposefully avoiding looking at people. She was, for once, happy rather than perturbed at not having those few extra inches in height that she normally longed for.

Intrigued? How about a little more?

He used his body to tell her what he needed—what he was sure she needed.
    He worked his hand into her jeans and stroked her through her panties. His cock dribbled pre-cum when she moaned. Her panties were soaked in no time. And that called to his painfully and pleasurably achy dick. He couldn’t wait to bury himself inside of her.
    “Oh fuck, Treasure,” he grounded out once the pads of his fingers touched her after slipping around the fabric in their way. He pressed
his hardness farther into her even more forcefully, making it abundantly clear that he wanted to remove the barriers and not stop.
    She ground against him and dug her fingers into his back to keep the tight contact. He continued to rub her, bringing her closer to
plunging over the edge. She got louder and louder, moaning at the pleasure he was giving her. A noise broke their fondling and made
both of them look toward the man standing near them.
    James was leveling a black look at Chad before his expression softened to look down at Treasure.

Blurb for Saving Treasure

Treasure Lane was on the run from an obsessed roommate when she met James just when she needed someone to lean on. She left New Mexico with no more than the few things she could sneak out of her apartment. She allowed fate to take her where she may. She has never had roots.
James Calloway was on the way home when he saw a woman who called to him in a way he had never experienced before. He and Chad Hardin are already involved in a relationship that they cannot seem to define. When Chad discovers Treasure in his bed, he is stunned and surprised. Chad and James nurture Treasure while helping her to heal and to love. They develop a life and discover each other. Friendships are formed, passions burn brightly, and roots are formed. When Treasure's trouble follows, they must survive together.

Where to find Rose Leigh Woods

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sassy Spotlight Author Nicole Morgan

I'm happy to welcome the wonderfully talented and fellow Siren author Nicole Morgan to the Sassy Vixen Blog. She is our latest spotlight author and just so happens to love a man in uniform just as much as I do! Today she shares a bit of herself with us and her new release in her Sweet Awakenings series with Siren Bookstrand. 

I would like to thank a dear friend and fellow author Natasha Blackthorne for the questions we asked of Nicole today. A while back I was a guest on her blog and had such a wonderful time of it, I "borrowed" her questions! So sit back and relax and let's find out more about the beautiful Ms. Morgan! ~The Vixen

Let's get right down to one of the most popular questions asked. Are you a plotter or panster or a little of both?
I am without a doubt  a pantser. Even if I attempted to plot everything out ahead of time, I am very confident in that my creativity wouldn’t follow it. The expression, ‘stories tell themselves’ is very true to my writing style. Very rarely will I know what’s going to happen from one chapter to the next. The only thing I am sure of is that in the end I will always give my hero and heroine their happily ever after. 

Do your stories tend to be character driven or plot driven?
Truthfully I would have to say both. I try to develop strong characters and my story lines are not very wishy washy. There is always some sort of obstacle or major event which brings a major climax (forgive the pun LOL) to the story. I would have to say it’s a combination of strong characters in intense situations. 

Tell us about the different types of characters you like to write about? Why are these types so appealing to you?
I do have an affliction for the military, so I tend to write about them quite often. I am a complete sucker for a man in uniform. Past or present doesn’t matter, I’m pretty much putty in their hands at that point. But, shhh...don’t tell them that. No one knows. LOL.

Who is your favorite all time heroine and why does she resonate so well with you?
I’m going to cheat and choose from one of my own books. Shelby in Sweet Salvation – Sweet Awakenings 4 was a survivor. She went through more throughout her life than most would see in multiple lifetimes. Still she came through it and was a loving and positive person. She didn’t let the horrors that life dealt her tarnish who she was, instead she pressed on. I was very proud of that woman!

So who is your all time favorite hero?
Oh this is so NOT fair! I love so many of them! I can’t do it! I can’t choose! I will say that all my favorites were all military men. Call it coincidence if you will, but there is a method to my madness. ;)

Your new release Sweet Affliction is the fourth book in the series. In one or two sentences, give the core premise behind this story.
Weeks away from his retirement, Commander Nick Slater is ambushed by Mercenaries hired to kill him. A chance encounter brings AJ Harwood into Nick’s life and heart and as precious time ticks away Nick and AJ are faced with the possibility that they may lose everything in an instant.

Who is the heroine?
The heroine is AJ Harwood. She is a shy, yet somewhat headstrong young woman who is taking care of her ailing father.

What drives her?
After losing her mother at a young age, her father is all she has left. He is her best friend and confidant. His will to live as long as he can to spend time with her, gives her the strength she shows. She learned from him everything that she is. 

What is she running away from (literally or figuratively)?
She runs away from (literally) her feelings from Nick on more than one occasion. She pushes him away at every chance she has. 

What obstacles will she encounter in this story?
Her biggest obstacle, other than the men trying to kill Nick, is herself. She has never just given into her desires before. With Nick she finds it hard to ignore.

What draws her to the hero in this story?
Nick is everything she thought he wouldn’t be. He’s kind, compassionate, patient and so charming she has a hard time melting from his mere words. He’s a contradiction to his rough exterior.

What does she need to learn to make the happy ending with Nick possible?
Trust. She needs to learn to trust Nick, but most importantly, herself.

What about her will make readers sympathetic to her? Why should we like her?
I would say it’s a heartache she deals with in the book. She never has time to deal with what has happened and has to keep focused on staying alive. Many women will most likely admire her strength and determination.

Who is the hero? 
Commander Nick Slater, US Navy SEAL

What drives him?
A combination of things. Trying to survive, as well as protect his SEAL brothers and find out who is out to kill them all. 

What is he running away from (literally or figuratively)?
Nick doesn’t run away from anything. Instead he meets things head on. It’s part of his training as a SEAL and it’s who he is. He doesn’t know how to be any other way. (oh my...The Vixen is in love!)

What obstacles will he encounter in this story?
His feelings for AJ. They are unexpected and the last thing he’s looking for. Still, he doesn’t run for a challenge or a blessing. He has a fight in convincing her of what they could be, but he has talked his way out of deadly situations before. He feels confident in his abilities to convince AJ to give him a chance. 

What draws him to the heroine in this story? 
Everything about her. Her shy demeanor and sweet personality mix well with her smoldering sexiness. She is unlike any woman he’s ever come across before. 

What does he need to learn to make the happy ending with AJ possible?
He needs to learn to let others help him. His stubbornness puts him into a situation much worse than when he’s shot at the beginning of the story. If he wants a life with AJ he has to learn to listen and accept that others are willing to do for him what he would do for them. 

What makes this hero infuriating to the heroine, if anything?
His ‘never give up – the only easy day was yesterday’ attitude. It’s part of his SEAL training and mentality. He can’t help but be that way, but it drives her mad. 

What makes this hero hot and lovable?
The exact reason which infuriates her also makes her weak to him. He never gives up. Not on getting out of the situation they’re in, or on her. (Oh Mr. Nick sounds divine!)

What about him will make readers sympathetic to him?
I think getting shot at, nearly dying and losing a close friend within the first pages of the story will have just about everyone reading the story say, “that poor man”, but Nick wouldn’t want sympathy. He would want to take action. (He sounds like the sort of man a woman would want to take care of and at the same time be taken care of by him. Nicole, I think you've made The Vixen swoon!)

What message do you hope readers take away from this story? 
NEVER GIVE UP – Just like the Navy SEALs say, “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday”

Is this book a part of a series?
Yes it is, this is the 4th book in the series, titled Sweet Awakenings (Navy SEALs series)

How many books to you anticipate will be in this series?
I didn’t think when I wrote book 3 that there would be a book 4, but I keep coming back to these guys. 

What are you working on now?
I’m already starting on my latest work in progress, Intimate Seductions (Book 3 in her Intimate Temptations series) – Book 2 was just released March 1st of this year.

Thank you so much for joining us today on the Sassy Vixen Blog, Nicole. Do you have a question you’d like to ask the readers to generate comments?

As a reader, do you prefer full length novels? Or are novellas, aka short stories more what you’re looking for? 

What’s coming soon for Ms. Morgan? 

Nicole has signed a contract with Silver Publishing for a series entitled, Incessant Passion. Book 1 of that series, Impetuous is still in the editing process and is expected to be released in July 14th. She has also just recently submitted book 2 in that series, Tempestuous. In addition to that Nicole has completed her first ever paranormal romance. Lastly, coming on June 19th, When Promise Meets Passion will reach the cyber shelves from Siren Bookstrand.

Sweet Affliction (MF)
Sweet Awakenings 4
By: Nicole Morgan | Other books by Nicole Morgan 
Word Count: 76,232
Published By: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Note: 10% of the author royalties on this book will benefit nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing educational assistance and support grants to families of wounded and fallen United States Navy SEALs.
[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance, HEA]

After spending years serving his country as a Navy SEAL, Commander Nick Slater is ready for retirement. Mercenaries hired to kill him ambush him, and his plans take a drastic turn.
AJ Harwood is facing one of the most difficult times of her life. A chance encounter with Nick Slater is the last thing she wants, yet she is thrust into his world and trapped in its surroundings.
AJ is Nick's only hope as he tries to find out who is out to kill him. With each passing day, more secrets are uncovered, and the reason behind the attack is revealed. Nick joins forces with his former teammates to find the person behind the high-priced hit put on all of their heads. As precious time ticks away, Nick and AJ are faced with the possibility that after finding each other, they may lose everything in an instant.

Where to find Nicole

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

How Sassy Does A Girl Have to be for Menage?

Welcome back to the Sassy Vixen Blog! Our first spotlight author of this month is the marvelous Morticia Knight. Today she's sharing a bit of her latest release from Total-E-Bound. It's an anthology collection of six hot menage stories. There's something for everyone so read on my friends! Leave a comment for Morticia and be in the running for a free copy of your very own.  
~The Vixen~

All Together Now

I’m so excited to be one of the first authors to visit Tammy’s new blog for Sassy Vixens. I think all of us have a bit of the sass in us, or else we wouldn’t be reading and writing all of this fun stuff! Of course, everyone’s definition of sassy varies a little, and when you’re talking about ménage – well – a girl’s comfort level can vary.
That’s definitely the case for the smart and sexy heroine, Alexa, in my story “The Perfect Third”. She wants to rev up her boring love life, but she’s not interested in mindless sex with no love. She wants the full package: a guy that knows his way around a woman’s body, and happily ever-after. Finding even one good man like that seems to be an impossible quest in the money and success-motivated financial district of New York. But two????
Alexa has no clue that the hunky film score composer that she just met at a film after-party, Lorne, is actually only interested in finding a woman he and his gorgeous best friend, Antony, can share and settle down with. The men are looking for their happily-ever-after  too, but is Alexa sassy enough to go along with such an arrangement? Antony doesn’t think there’s a chance she will, and Lorne is pining away without her. Will this finally be the event that breaks up the two men who have been sharing a bevy of beauties for over ten years? And will Alexa ever become sassy enough to do two incredible men at the same time?
I guess the only way to find out is to pick up a copy of the All Together Now anthology at Total-E-Bound. There are six ménage stories included in this collection, including “The Perfect Third”, and they all explore varying themes of ménage. How sassy are you feeling?
To help you decide, I’ve included a little excerpt from “The Perfect Third” for your enjoyment! Comment at the end about how sassy you are, and I’ll give one lucky commenter an ebook copy of the All Together Now anthology. Don’t forget to leave your contact email – or else we can’t tell you that you won! Contest runs for one week from today.

Adult Excerpt from “The Perfect Third”, a contemporary MFM Menage that is included in the All Together Now Anthology available May 7th from Total-E-Bound Publishing. All rights reserved.

After a large swallow of wine, Lorne set his glass on the coffee table and leaned into Alexa. He looked directly into her eyes, and locked his lips on hers once again. She melted into him, allowing herself to shut her eyes and feel the moment. Lorne used both hands to explore her body, sliding up and down her, briefly fondling her breasts, stroking her hair, petting the side of her face. Alexa began heating up again, and reciprocated by rubbing his broad, muscular chest, and caressing the stone-hard tops of his thighs.

Abruptly, Lorne pulled back and stood up. He looked down at her as she leant back against the arm of the sofa, and began to unbutton the white tuxedo shirt he was wearing, throwing the bow tie to the ground. His chest exposed, Alexa feasted her eyes on just how well built he was, with just a light smattering of golden hair. He undid his belt and slacks, which were also then cast aside. He was left standing in black briefs that strained under the hardness of his generous cock.

“Would you like to do the final honours?” he said to her, a mischievous tone to his voice.

Alexa wanted to rip the fabric from his body to get at what was being held prisoner beneath. She leant forward so that her face was even with his crotch. Feeling lightheaded from the wine, and maybe a little dangerous, she grabbed the elastic waistband with her teeth and began tugging it downward. He was so hard, it was difficult to get the underwear to cooperate, so she gave it an extra tug with both her hands.

Finally his large prize was free, and she immediately caught it with her lips, licking and tonguing the shaft, teasing the tip as she eased it in and out of her mouth. Lorne placed both hands on her head, moaning, and began to thrust his cock deep into her, pushing at the back of her throat as she opened up to take as much of him as she could.

Lorne held her head fast in his hands, so Alexa was free to begin sliding out of her silk dress. As it fell to her waist, she lifted up slightly to get it the rest of the way off. She sat perched on the edge of his white couch in a red satin lace bra and thong panties. She saw Lorne looking down at her and hoped that the sight of his thick prick ramming into her face and her full C-cup breasts bouncing in the red push-up bra was bringing him true delight.
She was briefly unsure of herself as he pulled his dick out of her mouth, but he reassured her. “You are way too sexy in this outfit, with a sweet, sumptuous mouth. I’m afraid I won’t be able to contain myself.”

He knelt down in front of her and began to kiss her again, and she could feel that her mouth was sloppy and her lips were swollen from the recent assault of his shaft. Her cheeks were flushed, and he watched as her chest rose alluringly with fast breath. He began to explore her again, and he made it clear it was time for the rest of her clothing to come off. He undid her bra, and she helped move things along by sliding her panties off.
“I appreciate your enthusiasm,” he said, locking with her eyes again. “I plan to reward it.”

To find out how sassy Alexa really is, pick up your copy of “The Perfect Third” in the All Together Now anthology, available here:

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thursday Thirteen from Author Tammy Dennings Maggy

Welcome to the Thursday Thirteen! Here we will feature the first thirteen sentences from some of our favorite authors and their current works in progress or one that's already available for purchase.  Since this is our first post, I thought I would start things off with the first thirteen from my very first erotic romance novel with Siren Bookstrand, For the Love of Quinn. The second set of thirteen is from the prequel to Quinn's story entitled The Island (Now and Forever 2). It's still a work in progress so hopefully I will have a tentative release date soon...fingers crossed!

“Dr. Hollis?”
“Yes, Jillian.” Quinn closed her eyes and waited for the inevitable.
“It’s Mrs. Green again. Sorry.” Jillian actually cringed, and Quinn had to laugh. She was sure the young receptionist had done all she could to keep the tenacious elderly woman at bay. Oh well, she thought, better bite the bullet.
“It’s okay. I’ll talk to her, but I am not here for anyone else. I have to finish these charts and catch a plane.”
Jillian smiled and nodded. “Have fun in Vegas, and don’t forget to bring me back a souvenir like one of those hot performers in one of the Cirque du Soleil shows!”

Where to find For the Love of Quinn

Siren Bookstrand  Amazon  Barnes and Noble

The following is the first thirteen sentences of the Prologue from The Island (Now and Forever 2) I added this after I had written the whole story because I wanted to give a little more background concerning the gods I refer to as The Three. Even though they are not the heroes or heroines in the Now and Forever series, they do play key roles in all of the characters' stories.

The entire far wall of the mountainside chalet was covered with high definition television screens.  Modern technology fascinated The Three. They were able to keep track of their human creations using the very gadgets invented by them. Lucius in particular was fond of the wireless technology used in cell phones and personal computers. With a few swift clicks on the keyboard of his laptop, all the screens came to life with pictures of the people they were gathered to discuss.

Yeshua, the eldest of the Eternal Siblings, sat in a large, overstuffed easy chair taking in all the lives playing out on the screens before him. His deep blue eyes scanned through everything in seconds, immediately recognizing the group as the favorites of his sister, Fate. Once again, she wished to plead their case and asked to be allowed to intervene to make sure their promised destinies would be fulfilled this life time.  Yeshua had refused to let her do more than gently suggest options. Very rarely did he allow her to step in and directly guide the humans. This time, however their brother was siding with Fate. “Lucius, I’m surprised you agree with our sister. You’ve been very active with this group lately, especially Quinn and Jacob.