Friday, July 3, 2015

Review: Going Solo by Dani Wade

So when I'm not writing I try to squeeze in a bit of reading - and this week I picked up fellow NGWN author, Dani Wade's Goin'Out Solo.  Below is a my review of her book (and FYI - I bought this book - so in noway am I being compensated for my review - it was something I wanted to do!) With that being said, onto the review. 



Title: Goin' Out Solo (A Backstage Pass Novella)
Author: Dani Wade
Length: 88 pages
Buy Links:  Amazon 

BLURB: 

Rock star Nate Hawthorne’s good-guy status is as iconic as his black cowboy hat, despite his personal struggles. Now faced with his own mortality, he must choose whether to continue being the good friend, the good band mate…or risk being very, very bad. 

Sara Drayton has overcome a nightmare childhood to stand on her own merits, even if her overprotective brother can’t see it. Nate has been her forbidden fantasy for years. Now he’s offering her a no-strings weekend at his cabin to fulfill all her desires—except her wish to be his forever. 

Nate knows he’s breaking the rules by taking Sara to bed, but he’s desperate for the peace he can only find through her touch. With death on the horizon, can forbidden love bring one man back from the brink of an uncertain future?

Review


So what should I tell you about this book?  Well, for one keep an hanky ready.  I shed a few tears at the climax of the story.  (And no don't ask me to give away Dani's thunder. If you want to know what happens pick up the book...lol.)  

One thing I will reveal however, is that author did a wonderful job dealing with a sensitive subject, creating characters that lived, breathed and have gone thru hell and back to get where they are.  Both Nate and Sara have their own set of issues, but I still fell in love with them and was rooting for them to make it.  

Another thing I liked as I read was the fact that Dani didn't do the 'quick fix' that I see some authors do. Both Nate and Sara had to grow to make it work. Which I personally think is the cornerstone of any relationship.  

I am ashamed to say, this is the first book in this series I've read, but rest assured I'll be going back to find the earlier books. I need to know their stories too - Dani created a world that I plan on visiting again!   Which is why I'm giving Goin' Out Solo, a Four & Half Naughty Cuffs :)   


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sensual Thursdays {13}: Giving up control


It's been awhile since I've done a Sensual Thursday, but I thought I might as well bring it back.  So here's the scoop - each Thursday I'll be bringing you a 200-300 word snippet from a current WIP or just released book.  Along with some kind of smexy eye candy.  Just a little something to jazz up the blog.  

So since I've got a shiny new short, I'm going to show it off.  It's a story I took from a simple flash piece that was less than 2000 words and grew the sucker until it was over 8000 words. (Just because I loved the characters so much and wanted to give them more. So feel free to enjoy Steven and his mistress, Hope.) 





Snippet: 

It was at times like these she sometimes wondered why Steven put up with her demands. Especially when she’d pushed him too hard, hard enough that his release had tried to stall out on him. Perhaps it would always be a mystery, or maybe it was her dominant drive during sex that tripped her husband’s submissive trigger. Whatever it was, she was eternally grateful that her obsessive compulsion to understand why she needed to dominate had her reading and exploring every aspect of the lifestyle before her marriage. She might have not had actual intercourse – wanting to save her virginity for her future husband, but as a resourceful woman she’d made sure she could take care of her future submissive’s needs. 

Of course, she’d taken a very big risk on her wedding night by waiting for her new husband wearing nothing more than a lacy negligee, holding a pair of soft leather restraints, and a nurturing a hope that the submissive streak she’d glimpsed while they’d dated hadn’t been an illusion.

“Ma’am…” Steven’s slurred mumble, as he pressed his face against her palm, drew her back to the present and the submissive who needed her reassurance. 

“Shhh…everything is fine, love. You’ve pleased me greatly.” She continued to touch and comfort him. He’d flown high – not as high as she’d planned to send him, but high enough for now – for this place. She needed him to be able to drive himself home.






Blurb: 


Steven has slipped up by lying to his wife, now it's up to his Mistress to bring him back on the straight and narrow. But when he finds out the price for his deception will he still surrender?









2015 ©Dakota Trace All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Guess Blogger: Jessica E Subject! (An Alien to Love Tour)

Today, I have the infinite pleasure of having one of my fellow Decadent Publishing and 1NS authors visiting. Her newest release (a bundle of her 1NS sci-fi books), An Alien to Love has just hit the stands and I'm super excited to share in her joy... so without further ado, here's Jessica and one of her top ten lists.  And don't forget to check out the contest at the end of the post. (I hear she's giving away a $25 gift certificate!)  









TOP TEN PLACES TO GO ON A SCI-FI THEMED DATE

In writing 1Night Stand stories, it’s sometimes hard to come up with original places for dates to occur. Well, I came up with a list of places to go for sci-fi themed dates, and was inspired by many of them. Here’s my list...

1. An observatory

2. A road trip to Roswell, New Mexico

3. A trip to Northern Ontario to see the Northern Lights

4. Spend the weekend at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland, another place to see the Northern Lights.

5. Visit the Kennedy Space Center

6. Visit the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

7. Visit the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Canada

8. Go to a ComicCon

9. Visit Epcot Center for Horizons and Mission: Space

10. Visit Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction in Seattle Washington










An Alien to Love

A collection of 1Night Stand stories

By Jessica E. Subject


Five HOT 1Night Stand stories by Jessica E. Subject about sexy heroes from other planets.


What do a librarian, a nurse, a director’s assistant, a housekeeper, and an orphan have in common? They all end up spending an evening with a gorgeous stranger. But, will one night lead to more, or will the women end up running away when they learn their sexy suitor comes from another planet? Find out in these five sensual 1Night Stand stories by sci-fi romance author, Jessica E. Subject.

Contains: Celestial Seduction, Satin Sheets in Space, Another Night, Another Planet, His Alien Virgin, and Her Alien Hero

Available from 


Amazon US | UK | Canada | Australia | Germany






Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC


Date Published: July 1, 2015


ISBN: 978-1-61333-845-2


Genre(s): Science Fiction Romance, Futuristic Romance, Alien Romance


Heat Rating: 3 to 4 flames - frequent love scenes that are explicit and described using graphic and direct language


Word Count: 55,000 words


Page Count: approx.141 pages


Adult Excerpt from: Another Night, Another Planet

“Okay, what do you do? How’d you end up on Elatia?”

“A little of this and that. Transporting small packages between planets, mostly.” Cargo no one else wanted to carry. He grasped her hips, sliding her toward him, her robe slipping up her thighs. She grasped his shoulders and stared at him, eyes wide. But no objection came from her lips, so he continued. “As for why I’m here, well, I came to meet you. Right now, I don’t want to be anywhere else.”

Her cheeks flushed, and he could think of nothing but having his way with her. He leaned forward, tasting her sweet lips. She didn’t pull away, but wrapped her arms around him. Lining his tongue along the edge of her mouth, he deepened the kiss. He absorbed her essence into every cell. He couldn’t get enough. Reaching between their bodies, he undid the tie around his waist. Then hers. Delirious, he pulled the robes from between them until skin pressed against skin. Exactly as they were meant to be. Nibbling his way down her neck, he took pleasure in her soft whimpers. She leaned back, opening herself to him. For a moment, he could do nothing but stare at her luscious body, unable to believe she was there with him again.

He ran his tongue across her stomach, from her navel, all the way up to one of her rosy peaks, the taste of tropical fruits and her femininity overwhelming his senses. He sucked a nipple into his mouth, drawing his teeth over her tender skin. She cried out, but held him there rather than pushing him away. As he switched to savor her other breast, she began to rock over him. His semi-hard-on turned into a rock, seeking out a warm pussy. The head of his penis slid easily along her wet lips, but he refused to take the plunge. Way too soon.

Rising to his feet, he laid Ava across the lounger. “Stay here. I’ll be right back.”

He rushed over to the gourmet spread of food before his lust took over and he ruined the evening. Collecting a selection of pastries filled with creams and small chunks of juicy fruit, he took a deep breath, trying to stifle his aching cock. Anxious to satisfy another hunger, he carried the plate over to Ava.

He kneeled in front of her. A smile radiated across her face. “Thank you. I didn’t expect the eletin to affect me so much. It’s like the alcohol on Earth. I want you, don’t get me wrong, but….”

Setting a chunk of fruit between his teeth, he captured her lips again. Their tongues darted around the juicy flesh until he swallowed it down. He licked a trail of sweet nectar down her neck. Gods, he’d missed her.

Pinching one of the flaky pastries, he wiped its cream onto her pert, rosy nipples. Hunger and lust pulsed through him, but under it all, something more. More than want. He needed her. Always had. He refused to walk away from her again. Tonight was about more than pleasure, a one-night stand. Somehow, he had to convince her to never return to Earth, to stay with him. An impossible task. But he had to try.
Review for Another Night, Another Planet:

“…a fantastic representation of the [1Night Stand] series. Hot sex along with some interesting twists kept my interest from the first page.”
~ a TOP PICK at Night Owl Reviews

AND NOW FOR THE CONTEST!

To celebrate the release of AN ALIEN TO LOVE, and four years published, Jessica E. Subject is hosting a contest for a $25 e-gift certificate from Amazon.com or All Romance eBooks. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget placed below, or follow the link. 


Please Note: Contest is international. No substitutions can be made. Must be 18 or over to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Random Tuesday {1}: Amen, Sista....


I don't usually get up on my soap box, but late last night while I was surfing Facebook, I came across a graphic that had me saying "amen, sista".  All too often I get the look, or even worse the lecture when a friend or co-worker finds out that I enjoy writing BDSM (to the point I'm a published author).   Is it because I happen to live in Small Town, USA? I have no idea.   Is it because FSoG is so popular right now?  Maybe.  

In the end, I guess it really doesn't matter why peeps confuse consensual BDSM with abuse - but there are times, I wish more peeps would run across the graphic below.  As a victim of sexual abuse, and an advicator of the lifestyle, there is a definitely difference. (As different as night and day, as my grams would say.) 

True BDSM (and I'm not talking about 'one true way' - the lifestyle has more flavors than your local Baskin and Robins) revolves around Safe, Sane and Consensual and usually has some type of power exchange - in other words BOTH parties want it!   

Okay, off soap box now.  I could beat it to death, but I would rather share the graphic that got me to thinking - and wishing I could print out and hand to those who are too quick to judge. 

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©Dakota Trace All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Moans {1} - Submission


So just like everyone else, I dread Mondays.  I don't know why, in my EDJ I sometimes have Mondays off - so it can't be the fact that it's the start of new work week.  Maybe it's just because it's Monday.  Anyway, I usually need a little pick me up, so I'm going to share my inspiration for  today's writing. Enjoy as I head back into the editing cave to put the finishing touches on Under His Domme's Control. 



©Dakota Trace All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.