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MAKE ME SWEAT
by Avril Ashton (author)

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Posted: Oct 21, 2017


Charged with planting a listening device in the office of a mysterious nightclub owner, Ever Marcille accepts an invite from her target to indulge in some naughty play. She didn't count on their mutual, insatiable need, or the many ways his closely guarded secrets intertwined with hers.

Simon Dakin has one thing on his mind, getting close to the arms dealer known as Ghost. That's until he spies Ever at his club. Time after time she comes in, teasing his senses, starring in his fantasies. He promises himself one night with her in his arms, but a single taste isn't possible. He's hooked.

Even as their secrets intrude, Dak and Ever succumb to their desires on borrowed time. Can their new-found feelings survive the many blows, or are they over before they've had a chance to truly begin?



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Birdwatchers — A Steamy Outdoor Encounter
He came for the birds, but stumbled into the arms of a saucy minx. This literotic short shares steamy encounter on a late summer birdwatching afternoon. -- EXCERPT She reaches behind her and tugs at the strings. They come apart and her white bikini top falls around her waist. She gathers her hair and wraps it in a scarf on top of her head. Then she lies back. She reaches for her book. Her breasts settle on her chest. Her nipples, the colour of wrens, face the blue sky. It's quiet here. Tourists don't hike this far up the mountain. She must know it; she doesn't bother looking around before slipping a hand into her bikini bottom. The motion of her fingers is obvious beneath the fluttering fabric. Her breathing deepens into a rhythm. Her chest rises and falls, lifting and lowering the book she clutches in her left hand while her right one shudders between her legs. Her belly is tight. Her crimson lips are soft and pouting. "Oh!" she cries. But her voice is swallowed by the forest. Her canary yellow picnic blanket is crumpled in a nest around her. Her body is turbulent, swept away by a squall. It whips her until she starts to tremble, her headscarf comes loose and, finally, she drops the book. "Oh!" she cries again, and arches her back against the rock bed. Her sunglasses topple off her face. Her eyes are hummingbird green and beating their wings in the storm. And then, she sees me. Hands fly to cover her naked breasts, but the tempest rages on. She is helpless against it, and I watch. She rolls onto her belly, body still billowing. Her legs curl beneath her, knees to chest, and she buries her face in the blanket. The gale becomes a breeze and fades into the distance.
Hot To The Touch
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New Contemporary Alexa Aston Series
Meet the men of Hollywood and the women they fall for in Alexa Aston's new contemporary romance series, Hollywood Name Game—five romances sprinkled with humor and a few laced with a bit of suspense—but all guarantee a satisfactory, happily ever after for these couples. Anything can happen in Hollywood . . . Hollywood Heartbreaker is on preorder now for 99 cents! Being late to an interview lands her the biggest job opportunity of her life. He may be rich and successful—but he's just this side of miserable. Can a wannabe be The One for the biggest star in Hollywood? Cassie Carroll came to Hollywood with big dreams that never materialized. Acting isn't even on the back burner anymore—it's completely off the stove. Working for a third-rate agent, Cassie hopes to land a new job that will give her credibility, as well as help pay the rent. Late to her interview, she swerves to avoid hitting a dog—and totals the car of Hollywood's leading action superstar. Surprisingly, she walks away from their encounter with a job—as the sexiest man alive's personal assistant. Rhett Corrigan is bored with the movies he makes and the drop-dead gorgeous model he's dating. He's afraid that Hollywood has typecast him—and that he'll never be able to break out of his action mold and try new acting challenges. When Cassie Carroll literally slams into his life, she brings a breath of fresh air and common sense to his world. She pushes him to be a better actor and a better man. Can these friends become lovers—and can their love survive—in a tabloid-happy town that thrives on rumors and backstabbing?
High Test
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A Witch, A God, A Potion...oh My! Freeing The Beast - Erotic Paranormal - Romantic Comedy
October 17 release Book one in the Taming the Beast series No more Mr. Nice Guy. For Becca Salt being a witch isn't all magic. Too curvy and lonely, she spends her nights running a makeover service for demons, vamps, weres and zombies who want to project a more human, normal side. Their goal? To get the babes without the authorities hunting them down like rabid dogs. Once Becca suppresses the worst of their beast, they're on the hunt and gone. Dating has been a definite bitch for Eric Diletto. Although he's hot and hung, he's also one of Cupid's descendants—a god born to believe in courtship, courtesy and all that other junk. Tired of women dumping him for the bad boys, Eric hires Becca to release his inner beast. Grrrr. Two potions later, they're crawling all over each other. With Eric's newfound dominance, he's definitely the man. And the god, who intends to take Becca here, there and everywhere. Who said sorcery and love wasn't fun? Warning—a witchdoctor's nightmare. Contains potions with weird side effects, a sorceress with limited magical skills and a yearning heart, plus a minor god who wants to get down and dirty. Bad, bad boy.
French Kissing Vampires For Beginners
When a dentist meets an average suburban vampire, it may just be a match made in heaven. Tom is your typical modern vampire. He lives in a detached house in the suburbs, pays his taxes, and bemoans the price of bottled blood. He doesn't usually tell people what he is, but sometimes it can't be helped, like now, when he has toothache and needs the assistance of a dentist. Martyn's night isn't going too well at all. He's working late, his patient is a vampire, and now they're being mugged. But what sort of a vampire is Tom if he can't leap to the rescue and use his superpowers to save them? There's only one way to find out and Martyn, a self-confessed geek with a love for all things vampire, intends to get to know Tom better, despite the bloodsucker's fear of dentists.
So Wonderful As Want
Set among the natural beauty of Southwest Florida before and during the land boom of the twenties, Dinah's childhood dream of leaving her small river town seems doomed until she meets charming Tyler, an ambitious land developer who's interested in more than just her land. Zach also has a dream. He wants to be his own man, go his own way. But when tragedy strikes Dinah's family, his soft heart won't allow him to walk away. Her dream within reach, Dinah must now choose between the man who can make her dream come true, or the man who's been there for every joy, every sorrow in her life.
The Cauldron Effect: The Complete Series
This unique 3-book series from USA Today bestselling author Shereen Vedam is on sale while on pre-order for $5.99. Book 1: Coven at Callington Book 2: Warlock from Wales Book 3: Love Spell in London Order your copy now!
One Night In Kuala Lumpur
Can one steamy night in Kuala Lumpur be the answer to their dreams?
Spanish Caresses
Charlie isn't much interested in vacationing in Spain or in seeing a flamenco concert while she's there. But she has let her best friend talk her into both, and when her eyes meet those of the darkly handsome guitarist onstage, she is instantly mesmerized. A member of a secret blood-drinking race, Nikolas occupies his time killing daemons and playing guitar. He has given up on finding his soul mate after centuries of searching, and suddenly one night out of the blue, there she sit, spellbound as she watches him play. Now all he has to do is convince her that she belongs to him and protect her from a pissed-off shapeshifting daemon Charlie never knew existed.
S&s
Jeannie has had a crush on her stepbrother since her mom married his dad. For months, she's told herself he's off limits. Besides, he has a gorgeous girlfriend. But when she finds his girl in the arms of another guy, Jeannie has to tell him. What she doesn't suspect is the way sharing this secret brings them together. Jeannie's made up her mind to win Bryan no matter what it takes. No matter if it means turning from pinning away for him into a femme fatale.
April Swings
Ménage? Polyamory? A man sandwich? Sex in public places? Sometimes you have to be careful what you ask for. April Swings Meghan's Playhouse, Book 3 Desperate to recharge her seven-year marriage, April Day books a Caribbean cruise. She's not sure what she's looking for, but she knows she's found it as soon as she spots the delectable sprite of an actress who stars in the ship's daily shows. Meghan Keenan's having a blast with her latest squeeze, Clark Hendricks, who writes and directs the shipboard main shows. Should she turn down April's request to heat up her marriage? And if she accepts, where will Clark fit in? Derek is stunned by his wife's brash pursuit of the hot young actress. Must he match her boldness to keep her from leaving him?
Darby: Ghost Mountain Ranch
NEW RELEASE! What is the truth behind the death of Darby's mother? When the past once again intrudes on the present, will Darby do what she's always done—what her mother did—and run away? Grief and secrets had torn Darby and Hank apart once. Given a second chance at love, will the revelation of more shocking secrets from the past destroy their hopes for the future?
"in What Way Might A Lady Be Considered Too Bold, My Lord?"
DESIRE BY DESIGN A surprising offer… Spinster Sylvia Hillcrest will never marry, but that does not mean she has to ignore the occasional flirtation aimed her way, or the chance to indulge her secret vice in societies best card rooms. When she's suddenly given a fortune to wager, but asked to lose it to one particular family, it's an intriguing challenge too irresistible to pass up. So too is the devilish marquess carelessly flirting with her every chance he gets. …a secret delight Faced with a situation he cannot solve alone, the Marquess of Wharton designs a masterful scheme to use Miss Hillcrest's hidden talents for cards to pass a small fortune to a desperate friend. His plan, of course, was destined to succeed, and he spends one scandalous night celebrating with the spinster in his bed. They agreed it was just a fling, but what's a marquess to do when he craves so much more? A steamy regency historical romance novel. Series: Distinguished Rogues, book 14 Heat: Steamy Regency Historical Romance Discover more at:
The Mating Ritual
Toni, a woman on the run for her life, finds safety with the descendants of a legendary creature living deep in the mountains. An ancient mating ritual with their leader, Cormac, protects her from being claimed and mated by the other males. She gradually falls for him, but can she give up her old way of life to stay with him in the mountains?
Sex For Fun
Heat up your summer with a sizzling summer read for a mere 99 cents! Sex with a stranger? Might just be what Olivia needs. But, can she pull off a one-night stand? Could you? Olivia had it all…brains, beauty, a rewarding nursing career, a fiancé and devoted friends. Then life happened. With her broken engagement & Olivia nearing the Big Three-O, she needed something. Olivia meets Graham, an Adonis, possessing captivating lightning-blue eyes, an amazingly exquisite physique and a delicious smile. This novel has all the ingredients for a sexy, romantic & steamy read! Delilah Bennet had never fallen in love. As a writer, she had written thousands of scenes depicting it, but love was something that always eluded her. Secure with anonymity behind her laptop as a ghost-writer, Delilah was in total control to freely manipulate the male characters she created. In her relationships with men, Delilah preferred one-night stands to the devious mind games men played while dating. Jake Hastings entered Delilah's life uninvited, yet as fate would have it, seemingly beyond her control. With his lightning blue eyes, sultry deep voice & rugged sexual energy, this heartthrob was more than Delilah could resist. Would Delilah finally be able to find love, or would Jake merely be an additional notch on her bedpost and her first heartbreak?
Exception To The Rule
Looking for a steamy beach read? It's free on KindleUnlimited or 99 cents on Kindle. Delilah Bennet had never fallen in love. As a writer she was in total control to freely manipulate the male characters she created. In her real relationships with men, Delilah preferred one-night stands to the devious mind games men played while dating. With an unexpected chance meeting, Jake Hastings entered her life , and as fate would have it, beyond her control. With his lightning blue eyes, sultry deep voice and rugged sexual energy, this heartthrob was more than Delilah could resist. Jake was shattering all the stereotyped notions of men that Delilah had become accustomed to. But, was he merely saying what she wanted to hear, or was he truly sincere? Would Delilah finally be able to find love, or would Jake merely be an additional notch on her bedpost and her first heartbreak?
Bodice-ripper Becomes Breeches-ripper!
Will a virgin captive surrender to this pirate's sinful touch? "[L]oads of very hot dirty sex in which Nathaniel is a very willing participant.... Just as their relationship is developing, the action kicks in with battles at sea, treachery, daring rescues, heroic actions, and suffice it to say that your swash will be thoroughly buckled, and your timbers definitely shivered!" ~ Gay Book Reviews Nathaniel Bainbridge is used to hiding, whether it's concealing his struggles with reading or his forbidden desire for men. Under the thumb of his controlling father, the governor of Primrose Isle, he's sailing to the fledging colony, where he'll surrender to a respectable marriage for his family's financial gain. Then pirates strike and he's kidnapped for ransom by the Sea Hawk, a legendary villain of the New World. Bitter and jaded, Hawk harbors futile dreams of leaving the sea for a quiet life, but men like him don't deserve peace. He has a score to settle with Nathaniel's father—the very man whose treachery forced him into piracy—and he's sure Nathaniel is just as contemptible. Yet as days pass in close quarters, Nathaniel's feisty spirit and alluring innocence beguile and bewitch. Although Hawk knows he must keep his distance, the desire to teach Nathaniel the pleasure men can share grows uncontrollable. It's not as though Hawk would ever feel anything for him besides lust… Nathaniel realizes the fearsome Sea Hawk's reputation is largely invented, and he sees the lonely man beneath the myth, willingly surrendering to his captor body and soul. As a pirate's prisoner, he is finally free to be his true self. The crew has been promised the ransom Nathaniel will bring, yet as danger mounts and the time nears to give him up, Hawk's biggest battle could be with his own heart. Buy or borrow now in Kindle Unlimited!
A Christmas Carole
IT'S CHRISTMAS IN JULY!! Carrie Matheson is happy to start a new life at the Wyoming ranch she has inherited, but her six-year-old son wants to return to New York. As Christmas approaches and his pleas to Santa receive replies, it's alarm bells, not sleigh bells that start ringing. Tate Schrugge is amused by his new neighbor when she jogs over with some mis- delivered mail, but after she calls him Scrooge, she's definitely not on his Christmas list. If these two can get together, it might be the Dickens of a romance.
The Bunny And The Billionaire
"Sweet, entertaining, funny, and totally fabulous." 5 stars ~ Rainbow Book Reviews Hardworking Australian nurse Ben Adams inherits a substantial sum and decides to tour Europe. In Monaco, the home of glamour and the idle rich, he meets French billionaire playboy Léo Artois. After getting off on the wrong foot—as happens when one accuses a stranger of being part of the Albanian mafia—their attraction blazes. Léo, born to the top tier of society, has never known limits, and Ben, used to budgeting every cent, finds it difficult to adjust to not only Léo's world, but also the changes wealth brings to his own life. As they make allowances for each other's foibles, Ben gradually appreciates the finer things, and Léo widens his perspective. They both know one thing: this is not a typical holiday romance and they're not ready to say goodbye.
Sizzling Summer Savings!
Head over to Smashwords for huge discounts on the High Seas Series, including SEA CHANGE (High Seas #1) at 75% off through July 31. Stock your ereader for your staycation and fill it with historical romance that will sweep you off on voyages to tropical islands and a guaranteed HEA!
Free Book!
Carnal Twilight is now FREE at eXtasy Books. The gods smile upon a weary warrior… Brenn, a warrior, returning home from battle, rests by a tempting magical pool and meets a siren who changes his life forever.
Jewel Cave
After ten wonderful years together, despite challenges and changes, both good and bad, Griff Diamond and Clint Bishop still love each other but their physical relationship has lost the spark it once had. Griff's career as a US Marshall is going strong, but after being laid off from his job Clint pursues a career as writer and becomes a published author. When another writer turns his friendly relationship with Clint into an obsession Clint's life is put in danger. Kidnapped and taken to the Jewel Cave system in South Dakota, Clint must use the skills he's learned over the years from Griff, a seasoned caver, to stay alive. Using every skill he has, Griff races against time to save Cliff from his crazed kidnapper. Will he get back the love he was afraid he'd lost?
In Front Of Everyone: Four Tales Of M/m Public Spanking
By J.A. Rock writing as Ace Regent How humiliating would it be to get spanked in front of an audience? The men in these four tales of public punishment are about to find out! From the store to the workplace to the doctor's office, the tops in these stories don't wait until they're behind closed doors to deliver some swift, seat-of-the-pants instruction to deserving brats. In "The Vandal," a wayward graffiti artist faces smarting consequences from a disgruntled neighbor. In "The Doctor Will Spank You Now," a librarian who fakes illness to get out of a work event finds himself at the mercy of his strict dom and an unorthodox doctor. "No Way to Treat a Lady" sees a young man disciplined by a fellow customer when he sexually harasses a woman in a drugstore. And "Coffee Boy" features a young advertising intern obsessed with his spanking fantasies—but unprepared for the reality of being punished by his boss.
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