Saturday, 14 March 2015

St Patrick's Day Blog Hop

Inner Goddess

Hello and welcome to the St Patrick's Day Blog Hop.

I have a new novel out, Breathe You In. I did self-publish this sexy romance with a twist a few years ago and it was named a USA Today Reviewer's Recommended Read of 2013. But now it's been revamped and relaunched by my publisher, Totally Bound, it has a new chapter, new cover and is also available in paperback.

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Here's the blurb

Soul-aching desire was only the first layer of emotion around a secret I had to keep for all of time.

If the road to heaven starts in hell, then I was ready to start climbing my way out and Ruben Strong was the man to accompany me. With his devastating good looks, seductively sexy charm and lust for adrenaline, he was sure to make it a sensual and erotic experience as well as one to re-awake the passionate, throw-caution-to-the-wind woman I’d once been.

I’d given Ruben something, though, without him realizing, and that gift had come from the man I’d loved before. But I couldn’t tell Ruben. I had to keep that a tight secret even on the nights our naked bodies wound together, sought out pleasure and hit the dizzy heights of ecstasy—because Ruben had my husband’s heart, literally, and that heart was still in love with me, so it seemed, and now I was in love with Ruben.

Emotions tangled with bliss and fears were locked away as I surrendered to the touch of Ruben’s hands, the taste of his skin and the sounds of his pleasure. I couldn’t deny that Ruben had brought me back to life the same way I had him, and there was no way I was giving up that feeling, not for anyone.


“No, I want you there. I don’t want to spend the weekend without you, and besides, Matt’s gone, it’s us now, Katie and Ruben.”
“Yes.” He stroked my cheek. “It’s us now.”
“I want everyone to know it.”
“Me too.” He smiled.
“So you’ll come?”
“Absolutely. And I’ll be on my best behavior.”
I rolled my eyes. “Right, because the girls are always so well behaved.”
“What I mean is, I won’t do any of this.”
Suddenly I was on my back and he was over me. I giggled and wrapped my arms around his neck, my legs around his thighs. “I should think not, Mr. Strong, and certainly not in church.”
“Mmm, but maybe later, at the reception.” He pressed a kiss to my lips. He tasted of wine and the salty crisps we’d been eating. “In our hotel room, maybe then I’ll have my wicked way with you and do all the things I’ve been dreaming of doing.”
“I’ve unleashed a monster,” I said with a smile then groaned when the hardness of his cock, through our jeans, surged against my mound.
“You really want to see my monster?”
“I think I’d better. See if it can ever be tamed.”
He kissed me again, slanting his head and probing deep. He swept his hand up the inside of my T-shirt, squeezed my breast then tweaked my nipple through my thin bra.
I became lost in him. Every sense was focused on Ruben. A hungry need settled between my legs.
“I want you now,” he whispered hotly. “Here.”
We’d made love several times since he’d left hospital, but in bed, at mine—quiet, slow, intense, the same as the first time. I wasn’t complaining, it was wonderful, but this was new, this was middle-of-the-day sex, and damn, I wanted some.
“Yes,” I said, “fuck me.”
He raised his head, stared down at me. A devilish smile curled his lips. “Say that again.”
“What?” I pushed his flopping hair back from his forehead.
“What you just asked me to do.”
Ah, he likes dirty talk. I can do that. “Fuck me, Ruben, fuck me now, make me come, make me scream your name.”
“Oh, Jesus.” His mouth went slack. “Get naked.” He reached for his top, yanked it off, his face now a picture of urgency.
I did the same with my T-shirt, wriggling on the sofa then tossing the material aside.
He dipped his head to my chest, tugging at my bra.
“Oi! Get a room!” shouted a deep, bellowing but distanced voice through the window.
We both froze.
“Shit,” Ruben said, screening my body with his. “What the…?”
I looked outside. Not thirty feet from the flat was a huge basket with two men in it. A massive flame burned bright behind them, sending an orange glow over their bodies. They wore flat caps but didn’t look particularly old—one had a black moustache, the other was holding a rope.
“I have got a bloody room,” Ruben shouted. “Bugger off!”
The men laughed, the flame burned brighter, and they started to lift upward.
“Have fun,” the one with the moustache called with a wave.
“We will,” I shouted, managing to wave back as they went from view.
Ruben looked down at me. “I’m really sorry about that, I had no idea they’d come so close.”
I swatted his shoulder and smiled. “It was funny, they couldn’t believe their eyes. They thought they were going to see some action.”
“Pervs.” Ruben grinned. “Now, where were we?”
“You were just about to fuck me.”
“Damn, you have such a filthy mouth.”

Breathe You In is available from Totally Bound and all good ebook retailers. Leave a comment below along with your email address and I'll pick one winner at random to win a pdf copy of Breathe You In at the end of the hop.

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And there's more to win, because wow, do I LOVE a party! And my fabulous publisher Totally Bound are holding one to celebrate the release of Breathe You In - boy am I excited!

I really hope you can join me on Saturday 14th of March at 5 pm GMT (that's 1p.m. EST on the Totally Bound Facebook page for sexy fun, loads of contests and general mayhem! Put on your best frock, pop the cork on a bottle of something delicious and join me for an hour - or more if the party is in full swing because I'm never the first to leave - for a great time!

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  1. Happy St Patrick's Day!

  2. Congrats on your new release, look forward to reading it.

  3. Congratulations! Added this one to my wishlist at TB

  4. Congrats! Thank you for the chance to win added to my TBR in case I don't win it :-)

  5. I enjoyed reading the extract, but I was wondering does Ruben know that he has her husbands heart and I wonder if/how he might doubt her feelings when/if he finds out?

    Thank you for being part of the blog tour :) Happy Release Day slholland22 {at} hotmail {dot} com