Friday, 31 May 2013

Release Day: Fantasy for Sale

Hi all,

It's release day!



What's the price of reality when a fantasy is for sale?

Cam is young, sinfully sexy and willing to play without limits, a combination which makes him a fantasy turned to flesh for men and women alike - and he's for sale.

Nate is curious when it comes to carnal delights but hasn't found the right man to explore his desires with.

When a friend buys Nate a few hours of pleasure with Cam, it's not much of a surprise that Nate ends up intrigued. He keeps coming back for more and the attraction between them appears to be mutual but while Nate finds himself falling for the sexy hooker, Cam makes no secret of the fact that for him, sex is just a job.

Determined to win him over, Nathan tries to show him that sex is about more than physical satisfaction but Cam's walls seem impenetrable until a dramatic event forces him to reveal some of his secrets and Nate begins to understand that Cam pays more than just the price for the reality behind the fantasy.

Buy links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Totally Bound
All Romance e-books
Barnes & Noble

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Sage is Out: Sultry Saturday with Four Seduced Muses

Hi all,

I'm out visiting the Four Seduced Muses today and talking about Fantasy for Sale. Come on over and say hi http://www.fourseducedmuses.com/2013/05/a-sultry-saturday-with-fantasy-for-sale.html

Friday, 24 May 2013

Release Dates: Stockholm Syndrome

I cranked open my eyelids to fantastic news from my lovely editor this morning: 
Release dates for Stockholm Syndrome (published with Total-E-Bound) 

Here they are: 

Preorder: 5th July 2013 

Prerelease (on the TEB website): 19th July 2013 

General Release (all distributors): 16th August 2013

Happy Friday! 


New Release Special: The Wolf on the Hill by Jorja Lovett


The Wolf on the Hill - Jorja Lovett (Guest)

Thanks for having me here to share my new release with Total-E-Bound. The Wolf on the Hill is the first book in my series about wolf shifters – The Wild Irish Wolves.

**My fabulous publishers are giving readers a discount on Amazon for a limited time. You can also buy The Wolf on the Hill for an amazing 99cents on ARe!**

Blurb

Book one in The Wild Irish Wolves Series.

Can two stubborn wolf shifters let down their guards long enough to take a chance on love?
Lone wolf Caleb Jackson is only back in town long enough to sell his late father's house, and the bad memories with it. He never expected to find his mate.
Good girl Mia Blake never behaves badly. Except for the time she shifts into her wolf, chases a stranger through Olcan Hills, and has the hottest sex of her life on the forest floor.
He has no desire to settle down. She is afraid to upset her family. But, with someone determined to destroy Caleb's inheritance, and his secret fling with Mia getting hot and heavy, moving on isn't as easy as he'd hoped.
Can either of them let down their guards long enough to take a chance on love?



Excerpt *Warning: Contains Adult Only Content*

Rain soaked Mia’s fur as she bounded through the woods bordering the Olcan Hills, relishing every inch of earth mashed beneath her claws. Trees became nothing more than a blur as she raced by, running to find her release out here where she answered to no one but nature. This was freedom.

When she reached the top of the hill she came to a standstill and released her primal scream of frustration in a howl, unleashing everything she couldn’t say to her overbearing family, pouring every hidden truth of who she really was into one long mournful call.

In the distance, another wolf echoed her cry and answered with one of his own. This was the reason her mother despised her shifting into her wolf form. She went kind of crazy and forgot all sense of danger in the excitement. Exactly the reason why she did it in secret. And now, here she was, totally exposed in the Northern Irish countryside, crouched and listening out for the intruder’s approach.

Snapping twigs and rustling leaves marked his stealthy journey towards her but she stood her ground, regardless of how loudly her heart was beating in her ears. The wind carried his scent and raised the hackles along her spine when she sniffed the air. Another shifter, but one she didn’t recognise. Big bro would use her pelt for a rug if he found out she’d strayed beyond the boundary.

Amber eyes glowed in the dark shadows as the large grey wolf stalked through the forest. She bowed in submission. Even if she had a clue how to fight, he was double her size and twice as powerful. He growled a low warning and sniffed her with interest, his wet nose nudging her clammy fur. Did he expect her to roll over and show her belly? Pride wouldn’t let her, but she was careful not to make eye contact as he circled around her twice in case he took it as a challenge.

She only lifted her head when she saw him pad away, heading back to the cover of the trees. He stopped, looked back at her, and cocked his head to one side. When she didn’t move he returned and nipped her ear. She yelped in surprise and indignation. Of all the nerve!

The rules of engagement were abandoned in the heat of her outrage and, in a snarling frenzy, she launched herself at him. For an animal so large, the grey wolf moved gracefully, dodging her attack to race ahead and leaving Mia in dogged pursuit.

Tree branches tore at her skin as she ploughed heedlessly into the woodland, but the pain dulled in the exhilaration of the chase. As they wove their way through the undergrowth, Mia’s anger subsided to let her long-neglected sense of fun take over.

He wanted her to follow him. She knew that from the glances he kept throwing back at her. So she stopped and slipped quietly behind the stump of an uprooted oak, waiting to see what he would do. White wisps of steam escaped from her nostrils as she fought to get her breath back and suddenly the area seemed too quiet.

With a thud Grey leapt onto the tree stump, and leant back onto his haunches ready to pounce. Mia took off again and this time she was the hunted. She didn’t get very far before he sprang and knocked her off her feet.

In a tangle of limbs they rolled through the leafy debris of the forest floor, shifting into their human form as they came to rest, with her pinned to the ground by a hard, muscular, naked body.

"Well, that was fun." He grinned down at her, making no attempt to get off her, his green eyes full of mischief.

"If you say so." Mia’s heart still raced but she was at enough of a disadvantage wedged underneath him without admitting she enjoyed the capture as much as the chase.

"I didn’t hurt you, did I?" He bent his head to kiss the scratches marking her shoulder and suddenly the only ache she felt was hidden deep inside.

"No." She swallowed hard as he ventured closer to her already puckered nipples.

"Do you want me to stop?" His hot breath on her sensitive skin engulfed her in a tide of hormones she hadn’t been ruled by in a long time, if ever.

Maybe a piece of her wolf was still in her system, thriving on the excitement and danger, but she was horny, and ripe for the picking. "No."

With a need to touch, to taste this handsome stranger on her tongue, she manoeuvred enough room to free her hands and wind them into his dark blond hair, pulling him down into a kiss.

He massaged her breasts, first with his hand, quickly followed by his mouth. The sucking and licking around her straining pink tips made her arousal too great to bear. She writhed against him, wet and waiting, but he let her suffer further still whilst he covered her mounds in tiny, exquisite bites.

Bewitched by the woods and her fantasy lover, she swapped the dull reality of her life for this moment, cavorting like the sort of woodland nymph she longed to be. Someone who lived without fear of consequences or judgement.

She wanted him. Prim and proper Mia Blake, who never stepped out of line, was lying naked in the woods with a stranger’s erection pressing into her abdomen, and she loved it. A restlessness seized hold as her body cried out with need. Her limbs trembled, her fingers and toes curled, waiting for that final act of completion. As dusk settled around them and an ethereal fog swirled between the trees, she lost herself in the erotic dream and let him sink into her.

Available from Total-E-Bound now

Author Bio

Jorja Lovett is a British author with both Irish and Scottish roots, which makes for a very dry sense of humour. Writing since she was old enough to wield a pen, it wasn't until she joined her crit group, UCW, that she pursued her passion seriously.

Now, with Joe Manganiello as her permanent muse, if she can leave the pause button on her Magic Mike dvd long enough, she hopes to spend the rest of her days writing steamy romances.

Find her on Facebook, Twitter: @jorjalovett, Blog, Website

And don't forget to check out her 'inspirations' on Pinterest ;)



Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Sunshine Award

What a lovely surprise! While I was busy hopping all over the internet with my First Anniversary Blog Tour, my lovely fellow author Siobhan Muir sneaked up on me and gave me the Sunshine Award - thank you, sweetie! As always, I'm thrilled to join the party, so here are my answers for the Q&A as per the rules listed below. 

Favorite Color: Black - clothes, cars, tattoos, souls...
Favorite Animal: Phoenix. Hey, no one said it had to be a real animal, right? 
Favorite Number: 5 & 7. Both pop up a lot in my life and they're almost always lucky
Favorite Non-alcoholic Drink: Diet Dr. Pepper, which of course I can't get in this bloody country
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook. I really don't "get" Twitter and hello, it asks to write a complete message in 140 characters max. - or was it 160? See, I don't even know the basics - I'm an author, I'm wordy. I can write a complete message in 140 words if I make an effort to keep it short. 
Your Passion: Are you kidding? Writing, of course. Other than that, reading. Oh, and my baby girl, but with her it's love more than passion, really :)
Giving or getting presents: Hm, I have to say, I'm both a giver and a taker ;)
Favorite Day: The day my daughter was born
Favorite Flowers: Roses
Now to pass on the Award. Remember I mentioned the blog tour earlier? I met lots of wonderful, talented, and friendly hosts along the way, so this is my way of saying thank you. Here they are:

If you want to join in the fun, and continue the process, the rules are to:
(1) Thank the person who gave you the award in your blog post.
(2) Complete the Q&A below in your blog post.
(3) Pass on the award to 10-12 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Tuesday Teaser: Raven McAllan


Today's Tuesday Teaser is a lovely lady I just recently met during my blog tour. It seems we have quite a few things in common, at least I can totally relate to that anecdote of hers.
Ladies & Gentlemen, please welcome
Raven McAllan!


Sometimes something happens and you are oohh wow, er how?
I was like that when I realized the stories of the Brigstock family were really happening.
Let me take you back a few months, to a conversation on Facebook between myself and Lee Brazil.
I believe alcohol was involved—me Gin, Lee Tequila—but at the end of a rambling chat we'd decided to write a Regency series about an unusual family of the ton. We knew who they all were and even what they were up to (vaguely on my side, I'm a pantster), and how they sorted out their problems.

The blurb sums it up…

Everyone agreed the Brigstock family was unconventional. Just how unconventional could be somewhat of a shock...

Cecilia's Claim is the second book in the series. (Book one, Randal's Reward is also available from Evernight Publishing.) Both books one and two are set in Devon, and feature a village and house that are very dear to me, as well as the wilds of Dartmoor. I'm back in the area again in a few weeks, and looking forward to revisiting all the places I've set my characters in. I keep telling my DH, we need to travel for er authenticity. He just laughs.

 
 


She may have turned her men down once, but will she have the resolve to do it again?

Cecy's willpower is never strong when she's around Caleb or Philippe, and now she needs them to keep her safe. They intend to stick close to her, so surely a little dalliance is acceptable? The problem is a little is not enough for any of them, but can they all agree just on what form the 'more' should take?






I hope that has got you interested. It was such fun to write this. Collaborating with someone as brilliant as Lee is fun, and really spurred me on. Here's a little taster for you…



"Look, love, do you trust us?"

"Certainly," Cecy said, surprise in her voice. "Else I would not be here."

"You think not?" Philippe asked.

"I know not, or not without putting up a fight, and remember 'twas Randall who taught me to hold my own, and not in a ladylike way. I could kick your balls so far inside you, they'd never see the light of day again, let along provide your cock with the juices of enjoyment. That I chose not to must prove something?"

Caleb pinched her ear. "We overwhelmed you with our, er prowess?"

"Something like that." She ran her hands down her skirt. "So, what happens? Am I to stay here? Not in this glade I hope. I don't admire nature to the extent I wish to commune with it all day and night."

"Cecy listen." Philippe took her hands and drew her to him. His swift glance at Caleb made him move behind her wedging her between them.

"A Cecy sandwich?" she asked, as she snaked her foot between his legs. He held it tight. She may say she was acquiescent, but who knew how far her docility went?

"Naughty," Caleb chastised her and she sniggered. "Actually my lord as I still have no footwear on I thought to give your cock a love tap." She grinned at him over her shoulder.

"Thank you, I prefer you do not. I'll give you a love tap instead." He administered two sharp spanks to her arse, one on each globe. She jumped and went to rub the spots.

"No, no," Philippe took hold of both her hands and held them high above her head. "We give the taps and we give the rubs. You enjoy."

Caleb caught the inference. "How does it feel, love, to be caught between us, to feel my hand sting your flesh, and soothe the sting? Does the pain change to pleasure, and fill you with the need for more?"

"The truth, now, Cecilia." Philippe added as he bent his head and showered tiny nipping kisses along her shoulder. "Does it excite you and make your juices flow? Are you wet? If one of us dipped our hands inside your honey pot would we be covered in your nectar?"

Cecy wriggled and pressed her rear into his groin. His prick decided it was time to notice and jerked its appreciation. Of course she detected the tiny movement and pressed ever harder.

"Unless you want your dress flipped over your head, your arse spanked the color of your lips and both of us ministering to you now, I suggest you desist. As much as that scenario appeals we have no time. We must move."


Cecilia's Claim is out on May 20th from Evernight Publishing. Also available from Amazon  


Nosy links…
Raven lives in Scotland, along with her husband and their two cats—their children having flown the nest—surrounded by beautiful scenery, which inspires a lot of the settings in her books.

She is used to sharing her life with the occasional deer, red squirrel, and lost tourist, to say nothing of the scourge of Scotland—the midge.

A lover of reading, she appreciates the history inside a book, and the chance to peek into the lives of those from years ago. Raven admits that she enjoys the research for her books almost as much as the writing; so much so, that sometimes she realizes she's strayed way past the information she needs to know, and not a paragraph has been added to her WIP.

Her lovely long-suffering husband is learning to love the dust bunnies, work the Aga, and be on stand-by with a glass of wine.

You can find out more about Raven here…

http://www.ravenmcallan.com
http:/ /www.ravenmcallan.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/rmcallan (my page)
https://www.facebook.com/ravenmcallan (author page)
https://twitter.com/RavenMcAllan

Monday, 20 May 2013

And the winner is...

Yes, Ladies & Gents, we have a winner!

The biggest winner of my First Anniversary Blog Tour is certainly Yours Truly, as I had a great time touring - or should that be haunting? - the blogs of the www, so a HUGE thank you to everyone who followed me around and commented and of course, thank you to all my wonderful readers - you're the best! Here's a big, sloppy Sage kiss for you MWAH!

So, now to the winners of the tour giveaway...

Prize #1 Sage's Goodie Package - containing a signed copy of Sub-Culture, a set of signed book cover photographs and some surprise goodies to spoil you - goes to

Debby 
(debby236 at gmail dot com)

Prize #2 - Create a character - your very own fictional character that will be featured in one of my next books and a free e-copy of this story - goes to
 
Laurie 
(goaliemom0049 (at) gmail.com) 
 
 
Congrats, ladies! I'll be in touch with you shortly to arrange the details. 
 
To all of you, thanks again, and here's to the next year! 
 
~Sage
   xxx
 
 

 
 

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Blog Tour: Final Stop: Fantasy for Sale



Hello and welcome to the latest and final stop of my 1st Anniversary Blog Tour & Giveaway. As you see, I'm at home today ;) 
One year has passed since my successful debut novel, Sub-Mission, was released on May 14, 2012, and a lot has happened during those twelve months. I’m taking the chance to look back and tell you a bit about the background of the books I’ve published, but also about things that happened in my life or that are on my mind. There’s one stop for every book, and of course, there are prizes waiting for you, because as always, good things for me mean good things for you, my dear friends and readers. Please read the “Giveaway” section below for details.



Today, I’d like to introduce you to my youngest baby, Fantasy for Sale. This novel started out as one of my earliest attempts at writing some time in 2011 and was then abandoned for months on end. Even though I loved the story and the characters in particular, other projects just always got in the way. I’d made a few attempts at finishing this story in between and even knew pretty well where I wanted to go with it, but for some reason, it just wouldn’t flow—until late last year, when I decided to finish the manuscript with the working title Fallen and at last I realised why it didn’t work for me. I’d only ever written books in third-person POV and up until six months ago, I would’ve sworn to never write in first-person POV, because like so many readers, I prefer third person. And yet, when I looked at the opening scene of what was to become Fantasy for Sale, I knew that the book would be so much better for it, so I revised 45,000 words to amend the POV and added another 20,000 words and a secondary character who earned himself the label “class A prick” from my lovely editor.
The different POV is the most obvious change but I daresay that Fantasy for Sale shows the biggest development in my writing style—for the better, I think, and I hope you agree.

So now that I’ve told you about the story behind the story, here it is—Fantasy for Sale:

Fantasy for Sale
What's the price of reality when a fantasy is for sale?

Cam is young, sinfully sexy and willing to play without limits, a combination which makes him a fantasy turned to flesh for men and women alike - and he's for sale.
Nate is curious when it comes to carnal delights but hasn't found the right man to explore his desires with.
When a friend buys Nate a few hours of pleasure with Cam, it's not much of a surprise that Nate ends up intrigued. He keeps coming back for more and the attraction between them appears to be mutual but while Nate finds himself falling for the sexy hooker, Cam makes no secret of the fact that for him, sex is just a job. 
Determined to win him over, Nathan tries to show him that sex is about more than physical satisfaction but Cam's walls seem impenetrable until a dramatic event forces him to reveal some of his secrets and Nate begins to understand that Cam pays more than just the price for the reality behind the fantasy.


Fantasy for Sale is available to pre-order at a 15% discount and releases on May 31st from Total-E-Bound / June 28th from most distributors

Pre-order / Buy link: Total-E-Bound: http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=&P_ID=2177


Please note: Today is the last chance to enter the giveaway. The winner will be picked at random tomorrow, May 20th, 2013 and announced on my website/ blog www.sage-marlowe.com


Giveaway—Here’s what you can win:

#1 - Sage’s Goodie Package:
Contains a signed copy of Sub-Culture, a set of signed book cover photographs and some surprise goodies to spoil you

#2 - Create a character
Here’s your chance to create your very own fictional character that will be featured in one of my next books. The winner gets to pick the name and distinct features like hair / eye colour, height and a few personality quirks of a hero (male characters only, and please keep it doable…). Depending on the specification, I will either include him in a current WIP or use him as inspiration for a brand new story. The winner will also receive a free e-copy of this story once it’s published.

How to enter:
Leave a comment in the comment section asking to be entered in the giveaway. The winner will be picked at random and announced on my blog on May 20th. Multiple entries are allowed and will increase your chances to win. For additional terms and conditions, please go to http://www.sage-marlowe.com/p/contests.html

You can find the full tour schedule here: http://www.sage-marlowe.com/p/blog-tour-may-2013.html

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Blog Tour: HEA at Imogene Nix's Blog

Hi all,

Today's tour stop is at Imogene Nix's blog where I'm taking a moment to look at what happens in relationships after the HEA. Come join us: http://imogenenix.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-close-encounter-with-sage-marlowe.html