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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Spotlight & GIVEAWAY with author Thea Landen

Spotlight & GIVEAWAY with author Thea Landen

Hey all! Welcome back! Today I Have two great posts to share with you. The first, Thea Landen's DEFYING THE SKIES, which is the sequel to SEARCHING THE SKIES and is an erotic, futuristic romance. I don't generally feature futuristic romance and I really can't say why. You would think, raised a total Trekkie thanks to my anime and SciFi buff father, that I would really enjoy this type of read. But I tend to be very picky with SciFi/Futuristic reads because I don't end up enjoying them much. Consequently, if I am not intrigued immediately, I won't read or feature the book. That translates to a blurb and cover that has a lot of work to do to catch my interest. Well, this book did just that. And it started with the cover. So now you know the whys, let's find out about the details. And there is fabulous GIVEAWAY to enter before you leave today! Please allow me to introduce to the blog:



Thea Landen lives in New York with her husband and a variety of houseplants. A former educator, she strives to encourage creativity and passion in all those around her, and uses writing to help inspire. Though she reads and writes in nearly all genres, she has a special fondness for science fiction and fantasy and anything that pushes the imagination beyond its usual limits. When she’s not writing, or thinking about writing, her hands and mind are occupied by either yarn crafts or role-playing games.

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

**Sequel to Searching The Skies**

Erotic Futuristic Romance
Categories: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Carnal Desires/Double Dragon Publishing
Release Date: July 15, 2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count: 27,000


In addition to her distinguished career with the Terran military, Commander Geneva Greyson has finally achieved harmony in her personal life. Her renewed relationship with her mother has grown stronger and she’s settled into a comfortable arrangement with the two men she loves. Marcus confesses a dark fantasy to her while she’s on leave from duty—not only does he have feelings for her, he’s developing an attraction to Ash. He begs Geneva not to reveal his secrets before Ash arrives to spend the weekend with them.

The officers return to their posts after a relaxing, decadent visit. They learn of a distressing event upon completing a week-long mission: A terrorist group has organized a strike and taken hostages in their efforts to attract attention to their cause. When Geneva discovers Marcus is listed among the missing, she disobeys her orders and sets out to join the reconnaissance team with Ash by her side. Will they find Marcus before it’s too late for him to affirm his desires?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations (including m/f/m and m/m/f menage) and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

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The smile faded from Geneva’s face. She slid closer to Marcus and rested her cheek on his shoulder. “Everything’s still...okay with all of us, right?”

What do you mean?”

I mean with you, and me, and Ash.” She struggled to find suitable words. “The three of us together. You’re still fine with the current arrangement?”

I am.”

And you’d tell me if you weren’t?”

Marcus inched his head back to look at her. “Geneva, other than some natural disappointment over not being able to see you whenever I’d like, I have no complaints. I’m satisfied with the way things are working out. In fact....”

She waited for him to finish his sentence. No further words were spoken. “Yes?”

Never mind.”

What is it?”

It’s nothing.”

She propped herself up on her elbow. “You were going to say something else. Come on, you can tell me.”

Marcus stared straight up at the ceiling, avoiding her inquisitive gaze. “I’m not sure how to phrase this.”

You’re not delivering a proposal to your colleagues at your company. Just say it already.”

He blew out a stream of air, ruffling the floppy hairs that crossed his brow. “You know how grateful I am that we’ve rekindled our friendship, and even moved on to something more. And through you, I’ve grown to know Ash better and consider him one of my closer companions, for obvious reasons.”


A lot has happened ever since you first came back here. And whenever you’re gone, I have time to really think about the relationship between all of us and what it means.” He glanced up at her. “All good things, I promise.”

I would hope so!” Geneva ran the back of her fingers along his arm in a reassuring stroke. “So what’s got you so tongue-tied all of a sudden?”

Marcus let out a second sigh. “A year ago, if someone had told me I’d be sharing my bed with another man every now and then, I would have said they were crazy. And I know we were all a little skeptical at first, but I really did just want to make you happy because I was terrified of letting you slip away.”

I’m still not seeing what the issue is.”

I’m trying, I’m trying. Bear with me.” He rubbed his eyes and covered his face with his hands. “I care about you, and I love how you make me feel, all the things you do to me. Then there’s Ash, who I’ve also developed some sort of intimate connection with, and he’s there with us in the heat of the moment, and....”


We’ve always focused all our attention on you, and you on us individually, which is perfectly fine. As I said, I’d do just about anything for you. The look on your face when you’re with both of us is a substantial reward.” His eyes remained shielded from view. “That look is actually part of what’s been haunting me. I’ve watched the two of you together. When you’re clinging to me as he’s moving inside you, sheer bliss illuminating every part of your body...sometimes my mind just can’t help but wonder what....”

Realization set in as he trailed off. “You’re attracted to Ash.”


GRAND PRIZE: eBook copy of "Searching the Skies" AND "Defying the Skies" PLUS a quality print of "Defying the Skies" character artwork

2 RUNNERS UP: eBook copy of "Defying the Skies" PLUS a quality print of "Defying the Skies" character artwork (1 eBook and print each to 2 winners)

So what did you think? Having very little of this type of book under my belt, I would love to read your thoughts. Have you read Ms. Landen's work before? What are your feelings about SciFi or Futuristic reads? Are you likely to read this book? Your feedback is always welcome and I really do pay attention to what you have to say, so please feel free to leave a comment below.

I would like to thank Ms. Landen for spending a bit of time with us today. I hope that you all enjoyed getting to know a bit about Ms. Landen and her book with me. If you are so inclined, please consider placing this book on your TBR list – or even purchase a copy of the book for yourself in support of this author; helping to ensure future work for our reading pleasure.

And do NOT for get to enter the GIVEAWAY before you leave today. There are several chance to WIN. So take a chance to be a winner. Why not? You have nothing to lose except free books and swag. Pfft! No big, right? Nah! You know you want to give it a go! So go! :) I wish all who enter the best of luck! Have a fantastic rest of your day and be sure to check out my second post of the day before you leave. See you all soon! Until then ...

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today! I hear you about being picky when it comes to sci-fi, and sometimes I wonder how I wound up in that genre in the first place!

    1. You are so welcome! I really enjoyed this post and think I would really enjoy this book. I appreciate that you can recognize where I am coming from in my opinion. I have learned that everything happens for a reason. If you are in this genre, it is because you are supposed to be. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds like a really good book and I am looking forward to reading it. evamillien at gmail dot com

    1. Hey Eva! Great to see you back! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed what you read here today. I hope that you get a chance to read the book soon and best of luck to you in the giveaway! See you soon!


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