Reader’s Edyn

I always felt like I could do something more than just read. Finally, I have found both a creative outlet and a chance to do something meaningful with my reading. This blog was created in appreciation of and tribute to all of the authors who have brought me joy through their books. These reviews are my way of giving back to authors and providing recognition for the hard work that each one completes every day!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Review: Splashing Good Time by Amber Skyze

Title: Splashing Good Time
           Ellora’s Cave QUICKIES Series
Author: Amber Skyze
Release Date: November 1, 2009
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Category: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Type: Kindle

Book Blurb:

Reece Collins is growing tired of her Wednesday ritual of masturbating to the sight of the so-called “pool boy” and her battery-operated friend is leaving her unsatisfied. She craves a no-strings-attached torrid sexual encounter. Problem? The only one offering is ten years her junior.

Nathan Donovan has lusted over his client forever. When he happens upon her in a very compromising position, his desires swell as he plunges headfirst into the deep end to save her. One brief encounter leaves him yearning for more, but when she splashes cold water on his plans, he has to choose between walking away or spanking some sense into her.

Book Excerpt:

“You look hot!” she told her reflection. “Irresistibly hot?” Only time would tell. Strolling over to the window she dared a peak outside. He wasn’t here yet. Would he come? Certainly Steve sounded convincing enough. The fifty dollar bill she planted in his palm was enough encouragement to make an actor out of him. She stood by his side while he made the call. If she hadn’t known better, she would have believed him. She sent him on his way after the call. No need for him to stick around for the fireworks—hopefully of a sexual nature.
The undeniable sound of tires crunching on gravel, alerted her Nathan was here. And from the hurried sound of the truck coming to a stop, he wasn’t pleased. Silently she prayed her idea wouldn’t backfire. Hurrying from the room she descended the stairs, hoping to greet him at the pool.
“What the fuck!” she heard him scream.
Too late. She wasn’t quick enough. Nathan knew and he wasn’t happy. Reese slowly opened the door and walked casually over to the pool where Nathan stood looking at the water, obviously trying to figure out where the emergency was.
Whipping around he demanded. “What’s going on here?”
Lost for words Reese stood frozen in her spot. She hadn’t expected such anger. Yes, she tricked him into coming over. Maybe having Steve tell him the pool had turned an ugly color green that he couldn’t get rid of was a bad idea but she believed he’d be happy to see her. Boy was she mistaken.
“I-I-I put Steve up to it,” she confessed. “I didn’t think you would see me any other way.”
“Maybe if you picked up the phone you would have found out.” The disgust in his voice evident.
He was pissed at her. Her plan was slowly crumbling before her eyes. She couldn’t risk losing him a second time. He couldn’t walk away out of her life. She loved him. God help her she loved him more than any man she’d ever loved in her life.
“Would you have come if I had?” she challenged.
Looking away he shrugged.
“Then I was right to do what I did. I needed to see you, Nathan. You’ve been avoiding me. I’ve missed you.”
She watched him looking at the water. Was he searching for answers? Maybe there was hope for them after all.
Closing the gap between them, she touched his hand. “Please Nathan, look at me.”
He did as she asked and immediately her heart sank. Pain, deep pain, filled his eyes. Gone was the sparkle she loved so much, replaced with pain that cut to the core. Pain caused by her foolishness.
Touching his face she whispered. “I’m sorry.”
“What’s done is done.” He tried pulling free but she refused to let him walk away.
“I never meant to hurt you.”
“I’m fine.”
“I wasn’t trying to compare you to Vince. It may have sounded that way at the time and I’m sorry. I love you for who you are, not because you’ve proven him wrong. It doesn’t matter to me what Vince thinks, or anyone else for that matter. The only thing that matters is what’s in here,” she said pointing to her heart. “And here.” She placed her hand over his heart.
She felt his heart beating rapidly through his tight black t-shirt. He covered her hand with his.
“Do you honestly believe you’ll be okay with what others think about us? Because as you’ve pointed out before I’m much younger than you.”

Dialogue Highlight:

Reese scanned the crowd, tuning out their idle chitchat, wishing Vince and his little plaything would move on. Silently she prayed they wouldn’t hang out with them all
night long. Spotting a familiar face in the crowd, Reese felt relief wash over her. His hair
slicked back in a tight ponytail, didn’t disguise his good looks. He wore a black tank top
revealing those strong muscular arms that had held her yesterday. She’d know him
anywhere. Waving her arms frantically, she called to him.
“Nathan! Over here!”
All eyes turned to see who she was screaming to. She watched Nathan push his
way through the crowd, fighting to get to her. She was thankful he hadn’t turned,
fleeing in the other direction after yesterday’s episode.
“There you are,” he said, scooping her into his strong arms, kissing her flat on the
lips. “I’ve been looking for you.”
Reese hadn’t realized just how tall Nathan really was until he lifted her off the
ground. Going along with his charade, she wrapped her arms around his neck and
returned his kiss. He tasted of salt and beer but the warm musky smell still lingered on
his body.
Vince cleared his throat. If it was an attempt to stop Nathan from kissing her, it
didn’t work. Nathan continued kissing her, his tongue finding its way into her mouth.
Suddenly she couldn’t get enough. She felt moisture pool around her pussy.
“Okay you two. Either get a room or come back to planet earth,” Kendra said.
Nathan released her but kept his arm draped around her neck. “Damn you look
sexy tonight.”
Again Vince cleared his throat.
Nathan turned to him. “Vince, how are you? Doesn’t Reese look scrumptious? She looks good enough to eat. Ooops, sorry. I didn’t realize you were babysitting tonight.”
Kendra and Reese doubled over in laughter.
“She’s my girlfriend.”
“Isn’t it illegal for someone your age to date a high schooler?” Nathan asked.
Reese thought she’d wet herself from the mortified look on Vince’s face. He
grabbed his girlfriend by the arm dragging her away.


Holy crap I loved this book! I am still considered a spring chicken in some circles, so you would think I wouldn’t care so much about older women in stories. And I didn’t get the impression that Reese was all that old. But … she has been divorced and single for a while. She secretly fantasizes about the pool boy, Nathan, and has for quite some time. He has worked for her for a few years and the fantasies get more delicious. But Reese is about 10 years older than Nathan and has completely stricken him from her list of possibilities, thinking that he would never be interested in her. Back to stories about older women. Who says there can’t be life after a divorce and that magical guy can’t still appear?

I can appreciate Reese’s feelings because she see’s herself as unavailable to this hot, younger guy. Honestly, I would probably feel the same way if I were in her position; especially if my ex had left me for a child twenty years my junior. So I applaud Ms. Skyze for creating a realistic character with valid concerns and feelings. But, I hate the second-guessing of self and the feelings of inadequacy due to age. Which is why I loved this story so much. Although Reese struggles with these very things, she does eventually open her eyes and say bedamned to everyone else. Except it might be too late by then.

And Nathan … well … Nathan is just about perfect. He adores Reese and has been secretly fantasizing about her for just as long as she has him. But … Nathan is in a similar predicament. He too thinks that Reese would not only have nothing to do with a younger guy, but a pool boy at that. Okay … a bit more than a pool boy, but again, misconception of self. ARGH! The saving grace is that Nathan has a bit more confidence in himself. So, you guessed it, it is pretty much left up to him to make Reese see that they can have a future together if they can get past worrying about what others think. And there may be one more slight issue … Nathan has preferences for a few components to occur in bed and Reese may not warm up to the idea. But he won’t know without giving it a try …

Their first “encounter” together is almost dream-like in the way it all happens with reality crashing in immediately after. I immediately fell in love with Nathan because of his reaction to Reese realizing what had just happened. And my absolute favorite scene is in the “dialogue highlight”. Nathan gets a chance to save face for Reese and wastes no time pouncing on the opportunity. Score! Loved him even more after that!

Reese’s best friend was my only problem with the story … at first. Her name is my own and it was hard to read in the beginning. But it didn’t take me long to become engrossed in the main characters, suddenly ending my issue with the character sharing my name. Kendra’s support toward Reese was fantastic and exactly how a best friend should act. As a supporting character, she was very likeable.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with Ms. Skyze and her characters and look forward to reading more from her. This story is fast, fun, flirty, and entertaining! The characters are both endearing and believable. The reader is likely to fly through this story in no time flat, passing a bit of time in a pleasurable way. And let’s not forget the hot sex scenes. Reese and Nathan are a steamy match. This story is guaranteed to satisfy.

(EBook copy provided by author for review.)

Spotlight with author N.J. Walters

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Spotlight with author N.J. Walters

Good Morning my Lovelies! Usual quick reminder: Ellora’s Cave Feature Month ~  Remember, the author may have been previously published with EC or is currently published with EC. Either way you will be learning an awful lot about the Ellora’s Cave authors this month. I hope you will continue to join us for this exciting adventure! We are nearly done with what has been a trying month, but a fabulous one. The best thing has been that, regardless of the technical difficulties, I have come into contact with some terrific authors who are not only talented individuals, but genuinely fantastic people to know. I can’t thank any of these authors enough for helping me to create such a phenomenal month!

My next EC author is N.J. Walters. Here is her bio:


N.J. has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

You can connect with Ms. Walters at:

Please help me welcome:





Alicia was barely a bride before her husband Reys left on Crusade, and she has waited six years for any word on his whereabouts. Without a strong lord, the castle is in a precarious position and it is only a matter of time until the king orders her to remarry or tries to take the keep by force.

When a mysterious hooded minstrel shows up at the castle, the man’s furtive actions lead Alicia to believe he is a spy. She confronts him—and discovers he is no stranger. Reys is scarred emotionally and physically by his years in a foreign prison. Now both are left wondering if there is a future for them or if the love they once shared is gone forever.

Buy Links
Ellora’s Cave             Amazon


Sixth in the Tapestries series.

Audrey Brennan is married to her job as an ad executive. Her work environment is fast-paced, competitive and cutthroat. When a panic attack brought on by stress and overwork lands her in the hospital, she’s forced to examine her life choices. Before she can make any decisions, a beautiful tapestry filled with magic whisks her away to a strange world, where men compete sexually to win a woman.

In Javara, women are in short supply and brothers must share. Abrah Dannon has given up hope that either he or his brother Heroc will ever have a wife. But a wild storm brings an unexpected gift to his doorstep—a woman.

For the next three days, both brothers will use all the sensual skill at their disposal to seduce and pleasure Audrey so she will want to stay in Javara with them. But there’s more at stake than simply hot sex. Their hearts are hers for the taking if she’s willing to risk the chance.

Buy Links
Amazon            Ellora’s Cave



Security expert and ex-Army Ranger John Knight broke the cardinal rule of being a bodyguard—don’t get involved with the client. One torrid afternoon of hot sex with Topaz Jewel was all they had together before his job was done, and she’s been avoiding him ever since. He’s been hired to protect her once again, and this time, when the job is over, he’s won’t let her slip away.

Topaz is an independent businesswoman with no time in her life for a permanent relationship, especially not one with a man like John, who’s used to adrenaline rushes and danger. There’s no denying their sexual attraction, but she’s determined to play things smart.

John doesn’t take her home when the job is finished, but to an isolated cabin. It isn’t every day that a bodyguard kidnaps his client, but he knows they’re meant to be together—and he’ll use their sizzling passion to prove it.

(adult content)

Topaz pushed through the front door of her apartment with John right on her heels. “You had no right to do that.” She slammed her purse down on the antique sideboard that sat to the left of the door in the small foyer.

“I had every right.” John shut the door and engaged all the locks before resetting the alarm system. “Until your sister’s stalker is caught you shouldn’t be making dates with strange men. Hell, you shouldn’t be dating at all. The stalker could be someone you know.”

She shot him a glare and put her hands on her hips. Fire lit her golden eyes and energy crackled between them. Every muscle in John’s body tensed, ready for whatever the little hellcat could throw at him. In the back of his mind, he realized he was actually looking forward to it. Anticipation thrummed through him, his dick stirred.

Now was not the time for this. He tried to will his body back into submission, but it wasn’t easy, not with Topaz standing there looking cool and classy in a deep-blue sundress and tissue-thin, white summer sweater. Her shoes matched the dress, a little detail that caught his eye. Didn’t matter if she was hanging around the house, going to work or running errands, the woman was always put together in a way that looked as though it took her hours. But John could attest to the fact that it didn’t take nearly that long. Her sense of style came easy to her, as easy as breathing.

“I hardly think that an investment banker is my sister’s stalker.” She stood with her shoulders thrown back and a gleam of triumph in her eyes.

John shrugged. “You never know.”

“Aarrggh.” She threw up her hands in disgust. “There’s no talking to you. The man was simply asking me out for a drink and you had to go all Neanderthal and intimate that we were a couple.”

And it hadn’t taken much to chase off the stuffy banker. John didn’t let his grin of triumph show. He didn’t think Topaz would appreciate it.

She stalked toward him and drilled her finger against his chest. “You have to stop doing this. This thing has taken over my entire life.”

He felt sorry for her, for about two seconds and then irritation took over. “Look, your sister has it much worse than you do.”

Hurt flashed over her features, and she ducked her head and turned away. John immediately wished he could call back his words. Topaz usually met all challenges head-on. He’d never meant to hurt her, only to take her mind off the banker. “Topaz,” he began, but she waved him off.

“No, you’re right. I’m being bitchy. Just tired I guess.”

He dropped his hands on her shoulders and gave them a squeeze. “No, I’m sorry. But it’s my job to protect you.”

She whirled around and his hands dropped back by his sides. “I know I’m a job to you. I get that.”

His own temper flared. “You’re more than just a damn job.” The minute the words were out of his mouth, he knew they were the truth. He’d been watching her for several weeks. Hell, he was basically living with her. They ate meals together, he went to work with her and they even shared a bathroom. The only thing they didn’t share was her bed. And he’d spent many a long, hot night lying awake in her guestroom, listening to the swish of her sheets as she moved restlessly in bed. Topaz fascinated him with her quick mind, her focus on her business and her killer body.

“Right.” She started to turn away, but he caught her and spun her back around.

They stared at one another and heat flared between them. Both of them were breathing heavy and he wasn’t sure which one of them moved first. Their lips met and he groaned as he wrapped his arms around Topaz to hold her close.

She tasted sweet and tart, like the lemonade she’d had while they were out running errands. It suited her. He ran his hands over her spine and down to her butt. She groaned and parted her lips, and he slid his tongue inside, exploring her mouth, claiming it as his own.

His cock jerked hard and pressed against the zipper of his jeans when her tongue touched his. Her fingers speared through his short blond hair, holding him to her. Oh yeah, this was what he wanted. He didn’t want to talk, only wanted to feel.

He ignored the warning bell clanging in the back of his brain, didn’t need to hear it to know he was being stupid. But, for the first time in his life, he didn’t care. He wanted Topaz Jewel.

It was a living, breathing need that had taken over his entire life.

He cupped her first-class ass in his hands and lifted her against his rock-hard erection. She was a tall woman and the heels she wore added another few inches, bringing her up to a little more than six feet. He was six-three so she fit against him perfectly.

She tore her mouth from his. “This is crazy.”

He turned so her back was against the wall. “It is.” He dragged her sweater down her arms, letting it drop to the floor. The straps of her dress were thin and he didn’t see a bra strap. His balls just about exploded.

“Are you wearing a bra?”

A seductive smile crossed her lips, but before she could say anything, he tugged down one of the straps. Bare skin met his gaze. Holy hell, she’d been walking around all day without a bra. If he’d known, she might never have made it out of the apartment.

His fingers made quick work of the three buttons at the front of the dress. With each button he opened, he exposed more of her creamy white flesh. His knees almost gave out when he folded back the flaps to expose her magnificent breasts.

They weren’t too big or too small. They were perfect mounds tipped with pale-pink, velvety nipples. He touched his fingers to one, feeling it pebble beneath his touch. “You are so fucking beautiful.”

She made a small sound of pleasure in the back of her throat. Encouraged, he leaned down and took a delicate nipple into his mouth and sucked. Topaz moaned and clutched at the back of his head, her fingernails digging into his scalp.

Oh yeah, she wanted him as much as he wanted her. Was there any bigger turn-on to a guy? He didn’t think so.

He shoved her dress down to her waist and over her slender hips. It pooled at her feet, leaving her clad only in a pair of silky midnight-blue panties. The dark color emphasized the creamy white of her skin and they also matched her dress. The woman never missed a trick.

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I want to thank Ms. Walters for appearing today and for taking the time to spend with us. Ms. Walters has several books out with  a couple of different publishers. Check out her website and you can see them all.  If you would like to know more about her EC titles, please click here: N.J. Walters

I hope you all enjoyed getting to know a bit about Ms. Walters and her EC title. Please feel free to leave a comment or question for Ms. Walters in the comment section below. We love hearing what you think and finding out what you want to know!

Until next time …

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Interview * GIVEAWAY with author Barbara Elsborg

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Interview * GIVEAWAY with author Barbara Elsborg

What’s up peeps? Moving forward with my Ellora’s Cave Feature Month today. Remember, the author may have been previously published with EC or is currently published with EC. Either way you will be learning an awful lot about the Ellora’s Cave authors this month. I hope you will continue to join us for this exciting adventure! You are sure to find it very entertaining! So let’s get on with it! There are few bonuses for everyone in this post, so be sure to read all the way through! *nods* You WON’T want to miss out!

My next EC author is Barbara Elsborg. Here is her bio from the EC website.


Barbara Elsborg lives in West Yorkshire in the north of England. She always wanted to be a spy, but having confessed to everyone without them even resorting to torture, she decided it was not for her. Vulcanology scorched her feet. A morbid fear of sharks put paid to marine biology. So instead, she spent several years successfully selling cyanide.
After dragging up two rotten, ungrateful children and frustrating her sexy, devoted, wonderful husband (who can now stop twisting her arm) she finally has time to conduct an affair with an electrifying plugged-in male, her laptop.
Her books feature quirky heroines and bad boys, and she hopes they are as much fun to read as they are to write.

Please help me welcome:



How has your life changed since becoming published?
I’ve bought a mansion, a yacht and a Ferrari. I vacation in the Greek Islands….er…..oh no, that was a dream. To be honest, life hasn’t changed much at all. I write just as much as I did before but I feel vindicated somehow, because I proved to my family that becoming a published author wasn’t an impossible dream. I actually did it!

Exactly and Congratulations on accomplishing such a difficult feat! What is your typical day like?
Butler brings coffee and croissant at 9.00. Manicurist arrives at…. On darn it, I’m lying again.
Wake at 5.20. Stagger out of bed. Drive to gym and pool, use machines and swim until 8.00. Deal with emails etc until 9.00. Write until 5.00. Bed by 9.00. Read for at least an hour.

Sounds a lot like a “lie” I wish I could tell. LOL Tell us a little about your current release GIRL MOST LIKELY TO.
It’s not out until July 11th.  Mark the date y’all!
 The seeds of this story were planted a long while ago when I wrote DOING THE RIGHT  THING. I originally had a language school as part of the plot in that but had to chop it because the book was too long. So I used the idea in GIRL MOST LIKELY TO instead. I suspect language schools are nowhere near as common in the US as they are in the UK. We’re so near Europe, we have hoards of young and old coming to these schools to learn English. My heroine Wren teaches at one and the two male characters are students – sort of! Adam needs to learn more than a new language and Tomas is pretending not to speak English very well.

This is the blurb

Wren doesn’t feel like the girl most likely to end up living happily ever after. Especially when Adam, aka THE BIG MISTAKE, comes back into her life. He wants a second chance but Wren’s afraid to risk another dent in her battered heart.

When Adam reconnects with Wren, he’s torn between wooing her and pursuing Tomas, the sexy guy in the flat next door. They both make his heart sing—how can he possibly choose between them? Or maybe he’s finally found a man and woman to give him the balance he craves.

Tomas knows better than to let his personal life interfere with his job as an undercover officer but he can’t get enough of Adam…or Wren. Or Adam and Wren when they’re hot, naked and writhing together in his bed.

Suddenly Wren’s gone from the girl most likely to get ripped off to the girl most likely to get off. But it’s more than sex. She, Tomas and Adam have something special, something they’re determined to protect at all costs

Sounds like an interesting premise. I always wonder about the ménage stories and how it all ends up in the end. Three’s a crowd, but not so much in these stories. Three ends up being an enhancement. Any upcoming projects you would like to tell us about?
I’m torn at the moment between two stories. I’ve started both but I’m only about a chapter in. One is definitely a MF scifi, the other might be an MF paranormal if I decide to make the female lead a faerie. Not sure yet. Very early days.

I love faerie stories. *fingers crossed* How do you keep in contact with your readers?
I have a blog and a website. I love to get emails –and I’m around on Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter.

*heads over to friend you everywhere* What is your favorite thing about this book?
I enjoyed being able to write Adam’s story. When I introduced him right at the end of KISS A FALLING STAR, I loved him straight away. This was a guy who put his shoes in the microwave to dry them and they caught fire. Who wouldn’t want to write a story about him? I’d never written a story where a flame from the past re-entered someone’s life so having had Wren and Adam meet before was a new thing for me. Tomas is my bad boy so the three were meant for each other.

When did you begin your journey as an author and what pulled you in the direction of writing?
I started writing fan fic when I was at school. I probably have 100 stories based on TV shows. I wrote because I was an introvert and didn’t have any special friends. I never went out. I stayed at home, watched TV, and read or wrote stories. I hated school though I was a swot. Writing was my escape. I was always the heroine of my stories, courageous, gorgeous, tall and blonde. Confession - I only had the tall and blonde in common with them! I’ve never not written. It’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do. It’s a part of me and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to stop.

What is one thing you cut from the book that either you wish you had left in, or readers would like to hear about?
Adam first appears in KISS A FALLING STAR. He’s the guy who offers jobs to my hero and heroine. Adam put an advert in a newspaper as follows.

Would you like to work for an inconsiderate, demanding bastard? For a ridiculously large salary I want someone to work twenty-four hours a day, three hundred and sixty-five days a year. Three hundred and sixty-six next year. You’ll speak at least three European languages, and it would be an advantage if you were able to do at least some of the following—dive, cook, ski, sail, ride, climb, fly and bench press one hundred kilos. If you don’t like being shouted at, don’t apply.

The advert was based on reality. A similar ad appeared in British newspapers because a guy who’d made a fortune in internet dating was looking for a man Friday. The ad was very funny, went viral and I convinced my daughter to apply. A couple of years later, the guy who got the job – a US graduate, and his boss were killed in a helicopter crash. I wanted to put the details in the back of the book and the actual ad but there was a copyright issue over using the ad again so I couldn’t.

I love that ad! Adam must be one helluva character. Any special quirks or habits when writing?
I have to start with a black coffee. I don’t feel I can even switch on my laptop without that! I also reread what I worked on the day before to get back in the mood. It’s why I find starting a new book quite hard, because I’m constantly rejigging the opening. I don’t plan a thing beforehand though I do make notes as stuff occurs to me. Even in the middle of the night, though I can hardly read them the next day. Can’t put on the light and wake husband. He would not be impressed.

Coffee ….. it is a major food group so that totally makes sense. How do you celebrate when you finish a novel?
By starting the next! Actually, this time, I spent two hours in the attic trying to find the hard drive I’d hidden from burglars. So well hidden, neither me nor husband can find it.

Word. Have done that myself a few times. *head desk* What are you reading now? Any favorites you tend to go back to?
I’ve just finished the latest Julia Quinn. I know she’ll make me smile and she did! I’ve never tried to write a regency romance but I do like reading them, especially if they’re amusing. To be honest, I think that’s true of all the romances I like – I need to be amused! So I read Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jennie Crusie, Rachel Gibson.

I have Julia Quinn. Haven’t been able to read her yet, but she comes highly recommended. I have a soft spot for regency romance. Any advice you’d like to share for aspiring writers?
Polish, polish and then polish it again.

I f you could travel back in time, where would you go and who would you meet?
Roman times. I’d like to meet Julius Caesar and tell him not to trust Brutus! I love books about the Romans. Just finished one about Cicero that had a lot of detail on Caesar. Wow, he was a conniving SOB!

Possibly a basis for a future character in a book? Do you have any other hobbies or interests besides writing?
Hang gliding, parachuting, mountaineering, spelunking and lying.

ROFLMAO! I was like, what? She said introvert. What is your favorite drink? Mojito!

Have you had the Mojito flavor Cystal Light? It is pretty darn good! Favorite place you have ever visited?

Really? Huh. I felt like it was too grey when I was there. Always raining and overcast, but the landscape is gorgeous. Boxers or briefs?

M&M’s or Skittles?
Don’t make me choose!

LOL E-reader or Paperback?

THANK YOU!!!!! Long hair or short hair on a guy?
Short always

Do you have any hidden talents?
I can wriggle my ears!

Caffeine or Decaf?

Shocking answer! *snort* Do you have any phobias or fears?
Snakes and sharks.

So no ocean for you. Check. Me either! Are you a night person or morning person? Morning.

I want to thank Ms. Elsborg for appearing today and for taking the time to answer my questions. Ms. Elsborg has several books out with a few different publishing companies. If you visit her blog at the link included in the interview, you can check them all out. But for today, I would like to share a few of her Ellora’s Cave titles with you. That said, I absolutely adore the 1 Night Stand series from Decadent Publishing and had the opportunity to review ON THE RIGHT TRACK by Ms. Elsborg for Just Erotic Romance Reviews (JERR). Because the book was provided by JERR, the review is their property. So here is the link to the review on the JERR site: click here. I know, I know – I am plugging EC, but the series is great! And you just might see a 1 Night Stand feature month if I can get it put together. *wink*

Also, if you would like to give Ms. Elsborg a try, she has a couple of FREEBIE reads over at Ellora’s Cave. Here are the links:

                          THE BAD WIDOW    

And now, to get back to telling you about the books!!!!!



Ash is an ordinary girl, leading an ordinary life, but behind her smile she hides a secret so damning she’s sure no one could ever love her.

Noah is a war photographer who’s come back from Afghanistan with a secret so dark he can’t escape its smothering grip.

Both need redemption. Ash looks for it by making people happy. Noah seeks it under the whip of a Dom. They’re damaged souls, drowning in guilt, unable to escape the legacies of their pasts. Then their worlds collide in an explosion of fireworks so strong it singes not only them, but those around them. It’s said love heals all wounds, but sometimes before love enters the heart, the intense fire of passion has to burn a path, lighting the way.



Kate Snow’s had enough of bad boys until a one-way swim in the ocean puts her on a collision course with a man she can’t resist. Charlie Storm has turned being a bad boy into an art form. Already a famous pop star, mega-success in the movie business beckons until his inner demons send him spiraling out of control and right out to sea. The last thing he expects to do before he dies is crash into a suicidal woman.

When the worlds of these two strangers collide, their lives take an upward twist. In surviving the waves, they find they can’t stand to be apart, in or out of bed. Kate seizes a chance for happiness, seeing in Charlie a man she can finally trust to love her. Charlie can’t let go of Kate because she’s the only woman able to see the man he wants to be.

But the price of fame is high and when the world wants to drive them apart, life only seems safe in Kate’s bed.



How far can you fall? Caspar had once shone brighter than any star in the sky. He led an exciting life, had a good job and the love of his family. Now he barely survives in a village where he’s shunned by everyone, even his parents. Unemployed, unemployable, he consoles himself with stringless sex—lots of it.

How hard can you land? Ally escapes death by a whisker when she falls in front of a train. Not an accident, someone pushed her, and she doesn’t hang around to give them another shot. But she finds herself falling in a different way when she meets Caspar, and she plummets hard and fast. He’s dark, he’s brooding, he’s hotter than any man she’s ever met, and she wants him—bad.

How high can they soar? With Ally’s adversary closing in, plus Caspar’s tendency to screw things up, if they don’t open their arms and catch each other, they’ll burn up in an atmosphere determined to keep them apart.


His heart raced, his palms were damp with sweat while his cock grew harder by the second. Not wanting to appear too eager, he pulled his shirt out of his pants so it hung loose. He was in the middle of putting his groceries away, stowing the bundle of notes in the freezer behind the coffee, when the knock came at the door.
Adam stood holding a six-pack in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other. His shirt also hung over his pants and Tomas bit his lip. Didn’t necessarily mean anything.
“Wasn’t sure if you were offering beef Wellington or cheese sandwiches.” Adam held up the drinks.
“Beans on toast.”
Adam smiled and Tomas’ cock swelled against his zipper. He couldn’t remember the last time he’d felt like this about anyone, male or female. Not just aroused but pathetically excited. He’d thought it was because he hadn’t let himself get interested, that he wasn’t into men anymore, that he was too professional to allow his private and public sides to collide, but now he knew different. He’d not been sufficiently tempted before. But hell, why did he have to meet this guy now when he was knee-deep in shit? It had to be the worst timing ever.
“Come in.” Tomas kicked the door closed and went back to the kitchen. He grabbed two tins of baked beans from the cupboard and a saucepan. “What business you in?”
“I…er—information technology. How about you?”
Why the hesitation? “I work for guy who has many businesses.” Few of which were legal. “I’m personal assistant. Do whatever he needs.” Within reason and not with any pleasure. He gestured to Adam’s feet. “You remember shoes. You have wallet, keys and phone?”
Mr. Temptation sucked in his cheeks and sighed. “Yeah, that’s Ally’s doing. She put notes on everything, including the taps, and I still got those wrong.”
Ally? Tomas swallowed his disappointment and popped four slices of bread into the toaster. What sort of fool was he to assume Adam was interested in guys? Tempt a het? I’m an idiot. All his bravado slithered into a black hole.
“I don’t know what I’d do without Ally,” Adam said.
“Oh yeah?” he forced out.
“She bought enough food to last me for a week and left instructions but I still cocked it up.”
Of course an angelic-looking guy would have an angelic girlfriend. “Think you manage to get plates from there without breaking?” Tomas nodded toward a wall cupboard. He wanted to strangle this goddess already.
Two cupboard doors opened and closed behind him before Adam put the plates on the counter.
“She looked so gorgeous yesterday,” Adam said.
Tomas yanked the tab off a can of beer and pushed another toward Adam. So you’re taken. Fine. I get it. Shut up now.
“She’s on her way to South America.”
Or maybe not. Tomas stared straight at him. “Why you not go?”
Adam’s lips curved in a smile and there was something in his eyes that made Tomas think he was yanking his chain.
“Because I don’t think I’d be welcome. She’s on her honeymoon.”
Tomas grinned as he stirred the beans. The bastard was teasing him. The toast popped up and he reached for the margarine.
“I was at wedding yesterday too,” he said.
Adam handed him a knife. “With your girlfriend?”
His expression held nothing but inquiry, but the question had been pointed.
“No girlfriend.” Tomas poured beans on the toast and gave a plate to Adam.
They sat at the table in front of the double doors that led to the balcony, and despite his cock strenuously disagreeing, Tomas began to backtrack. Lunch meant being neighborly, but forget the rest. The rest made for a bad idea and was too risky. He didn’t want to drag anyone else into danger.
But he watched Adam eat and his resolve to not touch went down the pan. Three weeks was nothing. It would go by in a flash and yet it could be everything. Three weeks and Adam would be gone. Tomas had to keep his secrets, but they could still fuck. The guy lived next door. How convenient was that? The nights when Tomas wasn’t working, he’d have something worth coming home for. Three weeks. Didn’t he deserve a break? He really wanted to take Adam to bed. His cock nodded in furious agreement and his balls tingled their approval.
“Where you live?” Tomas asked.
“In London. Greenwich.”
That was good. At least a four-hour drive from Leeds. He must be up here on business. Maybe he’ll come again.
“I travel a lot,” Adam said. “I don’t spend much time at home. How long have you been in England?”
All my life. “Few years.”
“Long enough to acquire a taste for beans on toast. That was great.” Adam put his knife and fork neatly on the empty plate. “What’s for dessert?”

Adam wanted to pick up his knife and cut out his tongue. What’s for dessert? What the fuck had he been thinking? Well, he’d been thinking of what he usually said to Ally after they’d eaten dinner, because she always produced some little treat or other, knowing his sweet tooth. But now Tomas was staring at him as if…oh God.
“What you like?” Tomas smiled.
For someone decisive in his business life, Adam’s mind went painfully blank. He sensed something going on between them, hints had been dropped, glances exchanged, hands gripped slightly longer than necessary, but he wasn’t sure. Adam never acted on impulse when he dealt with people. Usually. He checked once, checked twice and then checked again. He’d never done this before. Well, he’d done that, he’d just never immediately followed through on a surge of lust. But when he looked into the midnight-blue eyes of the Croatian, took in his hard chiseled jaw and the curve in his lips, the wave of lust grew into a tsunami.
Tomas still stared expectantly.
He’s waiting for an answer, you moron. “Ice cream?” Adam blurted. Wimp.
Tomas pushed to his feet and walked over to the kitchen.
Oh shit. Adam knew he needed to get up too, thank the guy for the food and go back to his apartment and wank—no, watch TV. But that tight, muscular butt under those denims, the broad back, dark silky hair, the whole bloody package was beyond tempting. Yet how could he know for certain? Who was supposed to make the first move? Did Tomas top or bottom? Both? Neither? Like anything kinky? Like women as well? Questions circled in Adam’s head until he felt sick.
The microwave pinged and Tomas came back to the table with a tub of pecan-and-caramel ice cream and two spoons.
“You can microwave ice cream?” Adam asked in surprise.
“For few seconds. Was too hard. Freezer transform everything to rock.” Tomas dipped his spoon into the top and scooped up a lump with a pecan. “Try.”
He held the spoon out, stared straight at him, and Adam was instantly, definitely, happily sure. He wrapped his mouth around the spoon and clamped down. When Tomas tried to pull back, Adam didn’t let the spoon go for a long moment. Once he had, he chewed and swallowed, the cold, sweet ice cream slipping down his lust-thickened throat.
“More?” Tomas said huskily.
Everything this guy said was suggestive. Or is it just me taking it that way? “I’d love some more,” he croaked.
“Let’s sit on couch.”
He watched as Tomas rose languidly to his feet and then he followed, his gaze pinned to the guy’s butt. They sat and Tomas put the container on the coffee table. He scooped out another spoonful but instead of offering it to Adam, he sucked off the ice cream, dropped the spoon and grabbed the back of Adam’s neck to pull his head forward. Their lips crashed together and his mouth opened as Tomas’ tongue shoved forward. OhGodohGodohGod. Cold ice cream, warm mouth, sweetness spreading as the ice cream melted. Already hard, Adam’s cock turned to granite while his heart battered his ribs.
Tomas cupped his neck as their tongues thrust and tangled. His head fogged and his senses reeled as ice cream, the faint tang of beer, the taste of Tomas—all mingled together like some magical aphrodisiac. Adam slid his arms around the guy’s back, muscles flexing under his palms. His control slipped as desire swept him into deeper and deeper water, dragging him out to sea. The need to come overpowered everything else.
His befuddled brain eventually took in that Tomas was nudging him fall backward and they lay on the couch, their lips still joined. Adam didn’t want this kiss to end. He groaned into Tomas’ mouth as the guy pinned him down, their legs entwined, their lean bodies molded together perfectly. As much as Adam loved the feel of a woman’s body, there was something about a guy’s hardness, roughness and strength that inflamed him.

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