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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Spotlight & GIVEAWAY with author CJ Ellisson

Guest Post & GIVEAWAY with author CJ Ellisson

Welcome back everyone! Today I have the fabulous CJ Ellisson and she is talking about the second book in her Walk On The Wild Side series, AVOIDING MR RIGHT. I think you all are really going to enjoy this post as well as the excerpt I have picked. I had a few excerpts to choose from and let me tell you, I had a hard time choosing which one to share with you all. I ultimately went with my favorite one. There are several other stops on this tour, so hopefully you will have the opportunity to read the other excerpts on the other blogs that are hosting Ms. Ellisson. We also have an awesomesauce GIVEAWAY today! Instead of a tour wide giveaway, each stop on this tour will have TWO winners! How fantastic is that? SO be sure to enter by commenting before you leave today. I really love the cover for this book and want to find out more, so let's get started. Please allow me to introduce to the blog:



C.J. Ellisson is the USA Today Bestselling author of the NYT Bestselling book, Vanilla on Top, the bestselling V V Inn series, and several erotica shorts. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a fluffy black cat who makes her sneeze.

Unlike most full-time authors, she's also battling severe chronic illness. C.J. works daily to put her Lupus into remission and continues to fight numerous bacterial infections while her immune system slowly attacks her body.

She turned to writing when she could no longer work outside the home and claims the escape of penning contemporary fantasy, erotica, and erotic romance has helped save her sanity.

You can find out more about Ms. Ellisson in the following places:

**Walk On The Wild Side, Book 2**

Genre: erotic romance
Publisher: Red Hot Publishing


Carla Johnson thinks issuing orders to a lover will keep her heart safe and leave her in charge of her own destiny. Afraid for Carla’s future, her best friend Heather implores her to change her self-centered ways, handing her a list of love life mistakes to steer clear of:

1. Casual Sex
2. Friends with Benefits
3. Avoidance of Intimacy

Carla ignores the list—unwilling to face she might have a commitment problem. Until she invites a co-worker to her place one night. She instantly regrets the hum-drum sexual encounter and discourages the accountant from pursuing her. 

Andy Shea refuses to become another lover the feisty blonde dumps. It'll take a patient man with a strong hand to unlock Carla's sexual awareness and win her heart. He’s up for the challenge to convince her he’s the one—and eager to prove this number cruncher won’t make a boring bedmate. 

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**Top Vanilla Sex Toys You Should *Always* Have at Home**

1)     Two to Four Neck Ties. This is the type of item you can buy any place that sells men’s clothes and you won’t feel like a freak at the register. If you need me to tell you why you might need neck ties in the bedroom… well… let’s just say you need to read more.
2)     Whip Cream. Sure it’s messy and has calories, but hey, it’s damn fun.
3)     Ping Pong Paddle. Yup, you read that right. Read Vanilla on Top if you don’t believe me. It will make you look at table tennis in an entirely new light. ;-)
4)     Ice cubes. Unless you live in a home with no freezer, trying this one shouldn’t be passed up. Especially in the summer.
5)     Blindfold. You can improvise and use the nick ties if you must. The sensation of not seeing your partner harkens back to our days of playing hide-n-seek. The idea that if you can’t see them, they can’t see you can be incredibly freeing.
6)     Candles. Not to be dismissed as only a light source. Yes, we all look better in candlelight, but a little hot wax dripped on exposed skin is a not-to-be-missed experience, too.
7)     Lube. You might have to order this online to get the good stuff, but don’t skimp. Sticky, fruity, and/or water based ones aren’t the best choice. I’m a little biased; I love Pjur Body Glide. A little dab ‘il do ya.
8)     Finger Vibe. The characters used on in Avoiding Mr. Right. Sure, I like the big, powerful ones with multiple settings just like the next gal, but sometimes in the heat of the moment all you really need is a little extra “nudge” to reach that simultaneous completion we’re always hoping for.

I could go on and on and list all of my favorite toys… but then again, they may not all be “Vanilla”. ;-) Now, before you rush off to go shopping I don’t recommend buying them all together on one visit to the store. I’m pretty sure the check out person would be on to you. But then again, they may just smile.

How about you? What’s a must have item you can’t live with out?

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Excerpt from chapter five. We’re in Carla’s POV: She’d like to avoid Andy at work and the difficult topic he brings up.

We still haven’t talked about our night together. How long do you intend to put me off?”

Forever? Damn, I was afraid this would happen. Holding in the heavy sigh longing to escape, I face my pushy co-worker. “No offense, but I’m not interested in dating an accountant.”

Excuse me?” His tone comes out sharper than I’ve ever heard from him. “Do you think I’m not worthy of you because of my job?”

Umm… no. Sorry.” That’s exactly it, but saying so is bitchier than I’d like. I switch to the next file and give him my back. “Listen, it was a fun night and all, but I want more excitement. Something spicy.”

His footsteps behind me are barely audible over the hum of the copier. Hands rest on my hips and I tense. “You have no idea what you want. You could have excitement right in front of you and you wouldn’t know what to do about it.”

Annoyed, I whip around to face him, dislodging his hands. “Really? And you think I don’t remember the tolerable three minutes we shared?”

His deep blue eyes darken in anger and he leans closer, crowding my space. “I think you recall someone named Johnny and seem to be attributing some of our time together to a dream about him.”

A blush creeps up my cheeks, I do remember having dreamed about an old college flame, but how the hell does he know that? “Umm… I…”

You called out his name,” his warm breath tickles my lips, “while I pleasured you.”

Startled by the revelation, I dart to the side and make for the door. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

His voice whispers when the copier cycles down, “You’re sexy when you let down your guard.”

I turn to face him. He takes two quick strides and captures my mouth. His lips press against mine and a coil of heat unravels in my middle. A warm hand caresses the back of my head, gently drawing me closer.

I open my mouth to protest and his tongue slips inside to spar with my own. The rush of blood pounding through my veins brings a tingly feeling that halts my words before they form. His wide open eyes stare into my own, challenging me with the heat I see simmering in their depths.

His mouth tastes like fresh coffee heavily laced with cream. My knees weaken at the intensity and warmth pouring off him. He nibbles on my bottom lip and a spike of pleasure jolts down my spine, jarring me from the spell he’s weaving.

I place two hands on his chest and push him away. Our lips break and a shudder runs through me. “What the hell was that?” My tone sounds indignant, but my body betrays me with arousal.

Andy smiles, a slow, indulgent curve of his lips. His tongue slips out to run along his full mouth. “I think you know exactly what that was.” He boldly reaches out a hand and runs a finger over my right nipple, peaked hard and pressing against the inside of my bra.

I swat his hand away.

It’s passion, Carla. Don’t fight it.”

Ms. Ellisson is generously giving away TWO signed swag packs at EVERY stop, complete with goodies from both books in this fun series. Giveaway is open internationally to commenters on the hosting blog. 

So did you enjoy that excerpt? I know I did! I would really love to hear your feedback so let's make that the way to enter this time. Nice and simple, right? Make a comment about the post or ask a question of Ms. Ellisson and that will be it. Easy peasy! Do not forget to leave your email! Following is not required this time around, but would be appreciated!

I want to thank Ms. Ellisson for stopping by and spending some time with us today. It was a lot of fun getting to know about her and her book. I hope that you all had fun as well. If you were intrigued by what you experienced here today, please consider buying a copy of the book for yourself and supporting this amazing author. And do not forget to comment below for your chance to win this wonderful GIVEAWAY! YOU have nothing to lose except your chance to win. I will see you all soon. Until then ...



  1. Thanks for sharing the idea there would be some apprehensions from segment but i am up for it.

    1. I will admit that mot everyone would be able to read in First person POV, but you can't knock it until you try it. I am glad to hear that you would be willing to give it a try. Good luck!

  2. Love the blurb and excerpt.

    1. Fabulous! That is great to hear. I always feel happy when I Know that someone has enjoyed their time spent on the blog. Hope to see you again! Good luck to you!


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