Since this is my release week for BLOODSONG, Book Two in my Midnight Playground series, and since I’m SO excited about it, I made a smutty li’l video last night of myself reading from this book! WARNING:Before you click on the link, please be aware that this video contains VERY graphic language and a dirty scene containing a hot, thoroughly dominant vampire, a man in chains, naked flesh, drinking blood, a flogging, nipples, some moaning and groaning, and a beautiful woman watching it all happen, so some voyeurism and exhibitionism. In other words, this video is NOT work or child appropriate! I hope you all enjoy it. :)
Don’t forget to visit yesterday’s post to enter my BLOODSONG release day contests! (and yes, there are two-you can’t have enough prizes!).
You can buy BLOODSONG now at MBaM, Amazon, and other online retailers!
BLOODSONG, Book Two in my Midnight Playground series, is out today from Samhain Publishing! You can find it at MBaM, Amazon, and other retail outlets!
An ancient vampire, an ancient grief…a love that makes his blood sing…
Midnight Playground, Book 2
Aleron is ancient, powerful, immortal…a vampire who idles away his time playing at his favorite haunt, Midnight Playground. His favorite toys: beautiful young men. His game: BDSM, experiencing through the minds of his partners the sensations he can no longer quite feel himself.
The one thing he has vowed to avoid at all costs is love, especially for a woman. In a hundred years he has never been tempted to break that vow—until a lovely mortal woman enters his dungeon to watch him play. And his blood hums the ancient song of long-forgotten desire.
Raised in the Indian slums of London, exotic dancer Meeraj enters Midnight Playground a woman with nothing left to lose, numb to all but the most extreme forms of stimulation. As she watches Aleron’s blood play, she knows only his razor-sharp skills will satisfy. And she catches an odd mental glimpse of the grief that shadows his heart.
From their first touch, they are caught up in a whirlwind of exquisite agony that releases their emotions from the weight of the past. Exposing them to risks they’ve both fought to avoid. Love…and loss. Warning: Where to begin…? Sex with ancient vampires, sex with hot young men. Spanking, bondage, whips and chains. Biting, stroking, blood and pain. Grief and fear and love again…Hallelujah and amen!
To celebrate, I must, of course, run a contest-or two- and give away some awesome prizes! Contest #1!
I love vampire movies, but one, in particular, is my favorite-and it’s up to you to guess! This one might not be as easy as you’d think. Limit is two guesses per person. The movie is a bit obscure, so think out of the box! Here’s a small hint: one of my favorite rock stars plays one of the vampires. Guess correctly and be eligible to win these gorgeous, blood-red drop earrings that any Midnight Playground guest would wear-human or vampire! These vintage jewels are a deep, dark red at the heart edged in a smoky gray, and are set in beautifully antiqued brass. **NOTE: this contest is open only to those in the continental US due to prohibitive shipping costs.
Visit my website’s Books page to find the names of any of the characters from my upcoming November releases, THE LOVERS, from Harlequin Spice, or PLEASURE’S EDGE, my first book written as Eve Berlin, from Berkley Heat. Post here with any of the character names from either of those two books, and be eligible to win an e-book vampire prize package which includes:
~a copy of THE SEEKING KISS, Book One in my Midnight Playground series
~a copy of R.G. Alexander’s REGINA IN THE SUN, Book One in her Children of the Goddess series
Winners will be announced here on Monday, October 4th, so there’s plenty of time to play!
Today you can find me chatting on the Samhain Cafe Yahoo loop, so come on by for more giveaways, excerpts, and to chat live with me and the other Samhain authors with book releases today!
♦ Appearance! Monday, September 27th, 2010: Eden will be participating on an erotica panel, EROTICA WRITING: Relax-It’s Only Sex! for the Independent Writers of Southern California, along with authors Jacques Rifkind, author of the erotic novel LOFTING (writing as AlmaMarceau), Leigh Court, and sex therapist Linda DeVillers, Ph.D.
The event begins at 7:30 PM at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Culver City, CA. Space will be limited, so make your reservation now! More information on the IWOSC website.
♦ Online Appearance! Eden will be blogging at Bitten By Books to celebrate the release of her September 28th release, BLOODSONG, Book Two in her Midnight Playground series! There will be a special giveaway, and she’ll be chatting with readers all day long, so be sure to come by!
I’ll be chatting live today on author Ashlyn Chase’s Yahoo group to promote my upcoming Samhain release, BLOODSONG, Book Two in my Midnight Playground series, out September 28th! I’ll be there from 1-3 PM EST. You can join this loop HERE!
There will be excerpts! There will be prizes! I hope you’ll come by and visit….
Today we have the fabulous and talented Zoë Archer visiting with the Smutketeers!
Her BLADES OF THE ROSE series is an awesome, sexy adventure series, four books being released back-to-back. This month was the release of WARRIOR, on September 7th (my birthday!) the first in the series, with SCOUNDREL, book two, coming up on October 5th, REBEL, out November 2nd, and STRANGER, the final book in the series, out December 7th.
Let’s hear some of Zoë’s thoughts about characters, making adventure stories sexy, and her exciting new series!
There’s a sickness in the world of writers. One of the reasons why many become writers is due to chronic cases of Icandoitbetteritis. This malady’s symptoms include reading a book and/or seeing a film and thinking, I can do it better. A story is moving along briskly, the characters are behaving appropriately, you’re feeling pretty good about where the narrative and protagonists are heading and then…it fizzles. Potential is wasted. What could have been an awesome story turned out to be…meh, and you can’t help but rewrite the story in your head, the way it should have been. Say, if a character had been a little more tough, or smarter.
Another symptom of this sad condition is the inflammation of the Showmesexytimes gland (named for Drs. Emil Showme and his colleague Dr. Lisbeth Sexytimes of the University of Hawtness in Geneva). Usually, this manifests itself when the hero and heroine of a book or film kiss, followed by a discrete pan to the fireplace, or the bedroom door closing, or some elliptical language such as “They woke up hours later.” No! They didn’t wake up hours later! They did stuff between the kiss and the waking up! What was it? What did they do?
The cure can be found by performing a rigorous treatment of writing.
In my case, I’ve always loved reading quest stories, and some of my favorite films have been action-packed adventures, full of far-away locations, danger, and roguish, sexy heroes cracking wise whilst simultaneously kicking villains’ asses. With a few notable exceptions, the heroines in these adventure tales are often fish-out-of-water types who spend an inordinate amount of time shrieking or getting themselves into trouble. Couldn’t it be possible to have a heroine just as capable, just as smart as the hero? And couldn’t this roguish, sexy hero and capable, smart heroine have themselves some hot, hot lovin’?
Not only do I have a case of Icandobetteritis, I’m also afflicted with an enlarged Showmesexytimes gland, which means that, when it came time to write my BLADES OF THE ROSE series, I could answer both questions in the affirmative. Intelligent, skilled heroines? Yes! On-camera lovin’? Yes! Finally, I could have a tale of high adventure the way I’ve always wanted.
CONTEST! What about you? If you could rewrite one of your favorite books or films, what would it be? How would you change it? And, even more important, if you could finally see a hero and heroine behind closed doors, who would it be? I will pick one commenter to win a signed copy of WARRIOR, plus a signed copy of HALF PAST DEAD, featuring the Blades of the Rose prequel, “The Undying Heart!”
*** Eden again…Be sure to check back here on Thursday, September 23rd for Zoë’s winner!
R.G.’s WICKED BAD , the hot and sexy sequel to WICKED SEXY, went on sale to day at MBaM! The official release date is tomorrow, but you can have it right now! Or wait until tomorrow and buy it at Amazon and other online retailers! WICKED BAD
It’s a bumpy ride to dirtily ever after…
Wicked ³, Book 2
Harrison Jennera Abbot was born with a silver broomstick in her hand. Heiress to a Magian dynasty. Good witch extraordinaire. She’s sick of it. She longs to be human, normal like her friend Callie. Or, uh, as normal as Callie ever gets.
She thought running away would be an adventure, but three months playing human has given her a new point of view. Just as she’s ready to return home, though, the real adventure begins. In short order, she’s attacked, saved, kidnapped…and seduced.
Jacob and Ric are convinced that Harrison is the destined third of their triad—if they can convince her they won’t use her as a sexual chew toy, or a social stepping stone. Before they can make her beg for the match, though, she needs to know the truth about who tried to kill her. And why her brother keeps sending her cryptic psychic messages.
Hard as it might be on their Magian male pride, they might have to let her go…trusting that in the end, she’ll choose them. Warning: Contains an accidental orgasm, crimes of passion, sentient ropes, and powerful witches being magically delicious. Oh, and a charmed shower that only lives to please you.
*** So, of course we have to run a contest to celebrate!
R.G is hard at work on her next Berkley Heat book today, and I’m helping out by posting this release day contest blog for her, so you get my twisted li’l take on things…*G*
Let’s think about Wicked Bad and what it means…when I’m being Wicked Bad, I indulge in sugar (Yes, I actually ate an entire carton of Ben & Jerry’s Mint Chocolate Chip to fuel up to write the other night), or in shoes. High, sexy stilettos, the harder to walk in the better…these are my Wicked Bad moments-other than the ones that happen in my bedroom, but I’m talking about the other stuff…*G* I’ve been known to go into the shoe store looking for a pair of slippers or some new sneakers and walking out with two pairs of wedge sandals, high-heeled boots, or my most-beloved stilettos.
So tell us-what’s your Wicked Bad indulgence? Come on, just whisper it in our ears…we won’t tell…;) You’ll be entered to win a copy of R.G’s WICKED SEXY! But-we have a part two! If you pimp her book release today, tomorrow, or any time between now and next Monday, September 20th, you’ll be eligible to win a copy of my book, SUMMER SOLSTICE, Book Three in my Celestial Seductions series! Just let us know here how and where you pimped the release of WICKED BAD-it could be on your blog, Facebook, Twitter-or-you can read and review it on Amazon, Goodreads-anywhere!
So…share your wicked secrets with us-and be entered to win!
And keep checking back with us-we have awesome guest authors coming, more giveaways, and the release of my next Samhain book, BLOODSONG, coming right up!
…in our photo gallery-finally!
We did this shoot at the RT Convention in Columbus, OH earlier this year at the amazing Depot Rail Museum. We’ve all been busy writing, writing, writing like mad, so it’s taken a while to get the pics chosen, sized and uploaded. A big thank you and an even biger wet kiss to my b/f, Sam Saturday, for doing the uploading for me today!
You can find the photo gallery by clicking ‘Gallery’ in the right column of the blog–>
The other half of the photo shoot is coming soon! And we’ll be having all sorts of celebratory goings-on for the release of R.G.’s WICKED BAD in just a few days, on September 14th, and my book BLOODSONG, on September 28th, both coming from Samhain! We also have the fabulous Zoe Archer coming to guest blog with us September 21-22. There will be smut. There will be giveaways. So stay tuned! All For Smut, and Smut For All!