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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Guest Post and GIVEAWAY with author Cari Quinn

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Guest Post and GIVEAWAY with author Cari Quinn

Good Morning my Lovelies! I apologize for not posting yesterday. I was having technical difficulty. Luckily the author was beyond cool about the situation and I have a few open days left in the month, so I will be posting her interview on another day. Don’t worry! I wouldn’t allow any of my friends to miss out on any part of this awesomesauce month! As a reminder: 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!

My next EC author is Cari Quinn. Here is her bio.


USA TODAY bestselling author Cari Quinn wrote her first story--a bible parable--in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. She attempted her first romance in junior high, long before she'd ever read one. Writing what she knew always took a backseat to what she wanted to know, and that still holds true today.
Though she also fires up her computer as a graphic designer, proofreader and editor, she can't resist the lure of disappearing into a world of her own creation. Now she gets to pen sexy romances for a living and routinely counts her lucky stars.

I had Ms. Quinn on the blog a month or two ago after I reviewed her EC title HEART SIGNS for the blog a link to both the review and interview are below. I am so excited to have her back on the blog. She has been a pleasure to get to know and I truly enjoyed reading HEART SIGNS.

Please help me welcome:


**Flavors of Erotic Romance**

Dirty-sexy…my favorite flavor of erotic romance

Thank you so much to Kendra for inviting me to be part of her Ellora’s Cave event! I’m so excited to be here today!

This weekend I got a great review that referred to one of my books as dirty-hot. For my erotic books, that’s a pretty accurate assessment. As with all writers, I think, a lot of my personality comes through my voice. In real life, I can be rather…crude. While I’m always mindful of the appropriate time and place, when it’s just me and my friends, I tend to tell dirty, no holds barred jokes and talk about just about any subject, no matter how racy. So when it comes to the kind of erotic romance I most often write—and read—I tend to skew toward the more raw side of the spectrum. Not everyone enjoys such unvarnished language or situations, and to be honest, I definitely have my moods where I want to read or write something sweeter (hence my recently launched sexy contemporary romances!)

But when I read or write erotic…well, I like ‘em dirty.

Voyeurism is another aspect that seems to come up often in my erotic work. Why? Because I find watching and being watched hot. Not in all scenarios, of course, but I can definitely dream up enough to entertain myself! The Kink voyeurism club, the centerpiece of my Ellora’s Cave Unveiled series, was born out of that fascination. What kind of people get off on being watched while they make love? Or get off on watching others while staying removed?

Book 1, Reveal Me, is about a couple, Alana and Nicky, who don’t need to watch or be watched—or in Alana’s case, she doesn’t need it anymore. She’s grown beyond her need to be in the spotlight at all times.

In book 2, Provoke Me, Spencer hasn’t grown beyond anything. His need to watch is an intrinsic part of him, and luckily he finds his match in Kelly, who just happens to have an inner exhibitionist she’d like to set free. Though their road to kinkily ever after definitely isn’t without its share of bumps…especially because Spencer just happens to be Kelly’s boss! I’ve included the blurb and excerpt below, if you’d like to find out more!

Book 3, Need Me, will be out later this year and is about Spencer’s older sister, Marcia, who loves being the center of attention, and is curious about Kink. But will her long-term younger lover, Tony, support her need to snag his best friend’s attention for one steamy night as well?

I have three more books planned in the Unveiled series after Need Me, so feel free to check my website if you’d like to find out more.

In the meantime, I have a couple questions for all of you. Do you find the idea of watching sexy, whether in strictly the fantasy realm or in real life? If not, what do you find sexy? It can be as tame or wild as you wish!
Thanks again for allowing me to visit today!

You can visit Ms. Quinn at the following places:

I want to thank Ms. Quinn for appearing today and for taking the time to create this fun post. Ms. Quinn has several books out with a few different publishing companies. If you visit her blog at the link included below, you can check them all out. But for today, I would like to share a few of her Ellora’s Cave titles with you.

*Unveiled Series, Book 1**

Alana MacGregor craves excitement, but when her sometimes lover dumps her at a popular sex club, she wonders if she’s outgrown her live-fast-and-recover-later lifestyle. The last thing she expects is to run into the nerdy guy she rebuffed in high school—or for him to rock her world in ways no other man ever has.

Hot on the trail of a story, Carter Nicholas can’t believe his luck at encountering the one woman he’s never forgotten. He’s come a long way from being a wall-hugging geek. Now he gets all A’s between the sheets. But can he convince Alana he’s her sure ticket to an unforgettable night—and maybe much more?

**Unveiled Series, Book 2**

Sometimes extreme provocation can lead to exactly what you need…

Attracted.Kelly is focused on the bookstore she manages. Sex is relegated to a list of candidates on her PDA. Only one man pushes all her buttons―her boss.

Fascinated. Spencer is determined to fight his desire for Kelly. For years they’ve bumped heads over the store they both love. But there’s more than one reason a potential relationship is too complicated.
Provoked. When Kelly and Spencer unexpectedly meet up at a sex club, all the rules go out the window. Suddenly there’s only one way this match of wills can end―naked, preferably all night long. In this battle for sexual supremacy, there are two winners—and two losers, when their stubbornness leads to the very thing each dreads most.
Reader Advisory: In a couple of scenes, Kelly and Spencer test “the more the merrier” theory.

**NEED  ME**
**Unveiled Series, Book 3**

Some needs are so hot they take more than one man to fulfill them &

Marcia Daly’s been dating her younger boyfriend, Tony, for years. They have a great relationship, so why can't she stop fantasizing about sleeping with his best friend, Cale? As much as she cares about Tony, the idea of a threesome intrigues her. Though she’s not sure how to broach the subject, her decision to write a sex advice book gives her the perfect opportunity to explore her wildest fantasies.

Tony’s falling in love with Marcia and wants to give her an amazing gift she’ll never forget before he asks her for a commitment. Sharing her with his best friend at Kink, a local sex club, turns him on more than he’d ever guessed. One sizzling night soon turns into two. But when their second threesome tests their relationship, Tony wonders if Marcia will ever let down her guard enough to trust his feelings for her...or to finally give in to her own.


**Unveiled Series, Book 4**

When you get what you ask for, sometimes you get more than you ever expected... 

Adam and Leigh's story


Ms. Quinn has generously provided an excerpt for us to accompany a GIVEAWAY! Yay! We love us some giveaways on the blog, don’t we? And. There. Are. TWO! Winners. Yippee skippee! So read the excerpt and then be sure to enter the giveaway!

(adult content)

The only thing Kelly cared about was her PDA. Did Tony or Cale—so much for them being her friends—still have it? Or had they passed it on to other employees?

Or—her head snapped up as the room started to empty—did Spencer have it? Had he seen her list?

Oh God, had he seen his placement on her list?

She didn’t move as everyone filed out and the door thudded shut. Why not make it obvious she wanted to talk to Spencer privately? She wondered what the chances were that her staying behind had been unnoticed.

Slim, meet none.

He dropped into the chair beside her. He didn’t speak, just rested his hands on his stomach and waited.

“You have my PDA, don’t you?”

Something about the way he looked at her confirmed her suspicions. She swore she could feel her skin blanch. How freaking embarrassing.

“Don’t you?” she repeated. She didn’t know if it was pity or sympathy she read in his eyes but both emotions were unfamiliar and unwelcome.

“Did you lose it?”

“No.” She swore under her breath. “Fine, maybe I did. I definitely didn’t intend for it to be passed around.” Her eyes grew hot and she bit her lip, hard. “It contains personal stuff. Private things I don’t want anyone to see.”

“Too late,” he said, his terse response momentarily stifling her urge to snap at him. “Do you have my car?”

“It’s in the parking lot. Where else would it be? I left the keys in the inbox on your door as soon as I got in this morning.”

“You borrowed it without permission.”

How did he do that so effortlessly? Somehow he knew just how to switch gears so she stopped feeling depressed. “I needed a ride, you weren’t around. What did you expect me to do?”

Spencer’s gaze locked with hers and the power from that single look thrummed all the way to her toes, spending a few choice seconds between her thighs. “I didn’t expect you, period.”

Before she could dwell on his statement, he removed her beautiful purple PDA from his pocket and set it on the table. Relief crashed over her like the bay at high tide. But when she reached for it, his hand blocked her. “I’m not done ‘borrowing’ this. Just like you set the limits on how long you needed my car, I’m setting the limits for how long I need your PDA.”

She tried not to sputter. “That’s not professional. You can’t keep my property—”

“You stole my car,” he reminded her. “I didn’t give it to you.”

“That’s completely different. I want my damn PDA back!”

Unshockingly, he didn’t appear moved by her impassioned plea. “I’m holding on to a piece of electronic equipment that caused some…excitement in my store.”

Her foot, clad in a soft-soled ballet flat, lifted perilously close to his ankle. As if he guessed her intentions, he gave her another of those not-quite-a-smiles he flashed when they were alone. “I wouldn’t, if I were you.”

“Why? Gonna spank me?” Though she’d intended to be flippant, she barely suppressed a moan when he gave her a look hot enough to melt off her panties.

“I’m keeping this. End of discussion.” He slipped the PDA into his jacket pocket. It was probably best he didn’t remark on her spanking question. “Maybe you won’t do something so foolish again.”

So he had read her list. He’d probably crowed when he saw his ranking. Ten, the best of the best. She hadn’t really explored that best last night—truthfully, their car and wall interludes had been the quickest sex of her life—but she still had hope she’d get a chance to discover all the hidden erotic pockets of Spencer Galvin.

Hope, desire, need—he made her a tightly wound ball of all three.

“Maybe.” His inscrutable expression made her womb clench. “And maybe when I go back to Kink, I’ll do something even worse.”

His brow arched. “There’s no way the club will be open again that fast.”

“It never closed.” Wow, how good did it feel to have more information than Mr. Know-It-All? “I talked to my friend this morning and she said the raid never happened. It’ll be open tonight, same as usual.”

“Once rumors of raids start, the cops aren’t far behind.”

She gave a jerky shrug. “What’s life without risk?”

“Your face was ghost-white last night.” He gripped the edge of the table, the only evidence he cared a whit about their conversation. “You were scared out of your mind.”

“I’ll know what I’m in for tonight.”

She pushed back her chair and rose, pleased her wobbly legs had firmed a bit. Slowly, she bent to pick up the pencil she’d knocked off the table. She’d worn tight black capris with a thong today and she knew he could see her underwear selection from his rapid intake of breath.

Molten heat flared between her legs as she glanced back at him. “I wasn’t kidding about that overtime. If you need me, I’m available. Wherever, whenever.”

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So what do you think? If you liked those blurbs, or you want to know more about Ms. Flynn, please visit her website. And if you are interested in the books, support these awesome authors and buy their books. You can find out more about the mentioned Ellora’s Cave titles by clicking here: Cari Quinn.

I hope you all enjoyed getting to know a bit about Ms. Flynn and her EC titles. Please feel free to leave a comment or question for Ms. Flynn in the comment section below. We love hearing what you think and finding out what you want to know! AND Ms. Flynn has generously offered a digital copy of INTRODUCING SONIKA to one lucky commenter. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form to be entered!


One commenter will be drawn at random to receive a $10.oo gift card to either Amazon –or- Barnes and Noble. A second commenter will be chosen at random to win an eBook copy of one of Ms. Quinn’s backlist titles; winner’s choice. Must be 18 or older to enter. Contest open to international so long as you have a valid e-mail address! Reader’s Edyn and participating author are NOT responsible for lost or damaged items. Anyone may be disqualified at any time so be sure to follow directions to avoid disqualification. No substitutions allowed. Contest ends July 1st at midnight MST. That means you will have through June 30th to enter. When the clock strikes midnight on the 1st, the contest will be over. Winner will be contacted by e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Odds of wining depend on the number of entries received. Be forewarned! *serious face* Those who enter and do not follow the tasks properly will have their entries removed. *peers closer* Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I. Will. Check. Them. Not trying to be a pain, Sorry.

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  1. I actually do find watching sexy as long as everyone is having fun what's the harm:) Some of the best sex scenes I've read included being watched or even just the thought of it.

    1. Yadkny ~ Well said. I think you hit the nail on the head with "as long as everyone is having fun". I wasn't mucu into the menage stories until I started reading Jodi Redford, Now I appreciate them much more and find them enjoyable to read when written well. Thanks so much for your thoughts and for stopping by. Best of luck to you in the contest!

  2. A voyeur in my fantasy life is fun and sexy.

    1. Hi Cathy ~ I like how you said "in your fantasy life". LOL I think a lot of us liive out our fantasy lives in the books we read. Safer that way. And possibly much more enjoyable ~ at least I would argue such. Thanks so much for commenting and hopping in today. Good luck to you in the contest!

  3. I think the idea of being watched sounds hot. It's always nice to be appreciated.

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    1. Hi Stacie ~ Great shift of perspective. I wouldn't have thought of "watching" as a form of appreciation, but now that you mention it, I suppose it is. Good call! Thanks so much for commenting and throwing some luck your way in the contest!

  4. I think watching is sexy in books! ;-)

    1. Hi Foretta ~ I agree. That is the beauty of books ... an ability to live out fantasy without consequence in real life. *wink*

  5. I think the idea of watching is hot, but I definitely would not want to be watched, lol.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

    1. *snort* Ah the double standards. Don't you love it? Don't think I could go with knowing someone was watching me either. Crazy how one is a total turn on and the opposite is ... well ... not. LOL Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck to you in the contest!

  6. I think it would depend on the comfort level with the guy and the setting! I'm not saying no, but I'm not saying definitely!

    1. So what you are saying is ... you are on the fence. *grins* Thanks so much for stopping by, Christy and good luck to you in the contest.


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