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MEGA HALLOWEEN BOOK AND SWAG GIVEAWAY
by Marie Lavender (author)

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Posted: Oct 16, 2020


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Sporting A Red Butt: Four M/m Tales Of Sports And Spanking
By J.A. Rock writing as Ace Regent In the world of competitive sports, adrenaline runs high—and egos run higher. Some young men can't check their attitudes without a little help from a coach, a teammate, or a good friend. Some young men have a secret craving to be kept in line the old-fashioned way. Two longtime friends discover another side to their relationship during a high stakes table tennis tournament where the loser faces stinging consequences. A talented but lazy college swimmer receives some extra motivation from his coach. A shy, ambitious equestrian experiments with an unorthodox method of stress relief with his trainer, and an arrogant wrestler who embarrasses his mentor during a dinner party finds the tables turned in humiliating fashion. Bratty or shy, ambitious or indolent, the men in these four tales all end up getting exactly what they need: hard disciplinary spankings at the hands of those who care about them.
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!
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.
Melissa's Christmas Wish
One sexy apparition, one lonely vampire and one week to live. Serghei has a dilemma on his hands. He is a vampire who is being haunted every night by a beautiful voluptuous black woman. Who is she? The answer is out there. Mel has one week to live. Will the man that appears in her dreams find her before her time runs out? She has one week to find out
Dead Pretty
From New York Times bestselling author Samantha Towle comes a gripping psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. I'd once believed that nothing would equal the pain of losing my parents. I was wrong. I had barely even begun to process their deaths when it started. The love notes, flowers, gifts … all anonymously left on my porch. Then, I opened my door to a dead bird. At first, I thought it had died naturally. I knew that wasn't the case when I found my neighbor's cat the next day. Then, the murders started. The victims … women who looked eerily similar to me. I had a stalker. A murderous one. And I had no clue who he was. He never showed me his face. Not even when he carved his final message into me. I survived that night. But my life was over. It had ended the moment Tobias Ripley's infatuation with me began. So, I changed my name and moved away. Now, I live a life of solitude. I don't make connections with anyone. Until Jack Canti walks into my life with his sharp eyes and easy smiles. Only Jack isn't the man he says he is. And when the murders start again, I'm left wondering if it's a copycat. Or worse … What if Tobias wasn't the real killer after all … and the murderer has been right here with me all along?
Not Just One, But Three Sexy Heroes!!
HIGH COUNTRY DADDIES - spicy rural romance from NZ! After losing her job in the city, Carly Morgan heads for the one place where she might be able to start over: a farm in the foothills of New Zealand's towering Southern Alps. There on an isolated homestead, three men await. Three rugged, old-fashioned men whose rules she'll learn to obey unless she wants her cute little bottom bared and soundly spanked. Three men she'll call daddy. Though a trip over a big, strong man's knee with her panties down proves more painful and humiliating than she had ever imagined, the shameful chastisement arouses Carly deeply, and being claimed and shared by her stern, handsome daddies leaves her utterly spent and satisfied. Carly's love for her daddies grows stronger every day, but as she struggles with the demons of her past it becomes clear that they have conflicts of their own to overcome. Will the harsh realities of a high country winter strengthen the bonds between them or tear them apart forever? Publisher's Note: High Country Daddies includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.
Blood Rising
The first of the BLOOD TRILOGY from Amber Anthony. Watch for the second enthralling book, BLOOD EMERALD, January 10th, 2018. The trilogy is completed with BLOOD DRAGON, April, 2018
Jake - Ingram Brothers #2
Jake Ingram is on a mission to track down his brother's stolen paintings. He could let the PI he hired in New York do all the legwork, but his life as a small-town lawyer is beginning to feel like a steel trap he'll never escape. Another trip to The Big Apple might be the breath of fresh air he desperately needs. Not to mention he'd like another chance with Sunny Sheldon, the gorgeous Manhattan gallery owner he hasn't been able to get out of his thoughts. It's been over a month since Jake Ingram promised to return, and not a day has gone by Sunny didn't think of the sexy lawyer or the things his eyes silently promised. When he shows up and invites her on a fact-finding road trip she can't pack fast enough. The Texan doesn't disappoint. He's everything she dreamed he would be and more. He has her imagining a life in Texas when suddenly she's arrested for the possession and sale of stolen goods—his brother's paintings—and to top it off, Jake's the one who turned her in.
His Enemy's Son
Young oil mogul Luke Garrett can't get his business counterpart to return his calls after a deal goes bad. After making every effort to contact the man, Luke decides to kidnap his former partner's son, Alex, to gain the man's attention to their shared problem. Alex Parker is celebrating his eighteenth birthday by getting drunk with his best friend ... and studiously avoiding the debutantes his father tries to throw his way. His night of revelry is cut short when he finds himself a houseguest of a rather unconventional abductor. Though he's angry and scared, Alex is drawn to Luke, whose plan falls apart when his attraction to Alex generates a change of heart. Luke can't do anything else but turn himself in to the police, much to Alex's dismay. Will Alex lose his chance at something great before it even begins?
Are You Ready For A 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 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.
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?
Rick - Ingram Brothers #3
Rick Ingram has a secret only two other people know: Dave Turner, the man who dumped him and Brent Whitehall, the man who poured his drunk ass into bed the night Dave told him he was engaged to a girl. There isn't anything Rick won't do for his brothers, so when Jake insists Rick rent his new junior lawyer a room, he can't say no, even when he knows he should. The problem with small towns, Brent Whitehall found out, is that housing is hard to find. So when his new employer, said he'd found a place he could rent, Brent couldn't have been happier—until said place turned out to be a room in his little brother's house. The same brother who'd sworn him to secrecy. The same brother he'd seen naked. The same brother he couldn't stop thinking about. What could go wrong?
High Test
Hayden Owens is just your typical graduate student working his way through school as a barista for the Owens Coffee Company—no relation. But he keeps the "no relation" part to himself when he meets dashing, older Neal Kirchner, a successful architect from an old-money family. Hayden doesn't exactly lie, but he figures it can't hurt for Neal to believe he's a rich kid. After all, Hayden doesn't want Neal thinking he's a gold digger. The closer they become, the harder it gets for Hayden to come clean. Something always seems to get in the way. When a company bankruptcy and a jilted, vindictive woman threaten to expose his charade, Hayden thinks it's all gone down the drain. Luckily Neal is ready with some innocent trickery of his own.
Blond
Hot new MM romance What would you think if the guy you were dating raced off every night before midnight and would never say why? Would you succumb to the urge to follow him one night? Liam Hale can't believe his luck when he meets the man of his dreams, Karl Oberon. Hunky Karl is the sexiest man Liam has ever met, but his mysterious disappearances start to tease. Gorgeous Liam is the only man Karl has ever loved. Together they spark and sizzle with passion, but Karl doesn't know how to tell Liam why he races away. Maybe keeping Liam's mind off the question with mind-blowing erotic encounters will work.
Wild & Wicked Release!
Wild & Wicked, a paranormal erotic story, is now available on Amazon for just $1.99 or free on KindleUnlimited. Get your copy today! Jordyn is at a deciding moment in her life. After finding her boyfriend cheating on her, losing her job and her apartment, she discovered a long lost uncle left her his house in his will. Along with the house she's going to find the first steps into her new life. And after catching the attention of a foxy shapeshifter, she'll get all the help she could beg for.
The Audition
A dark gay crime ménage by award-winning author Lea Bronsen! Ruthless drug lord Ricardo "El Loco" Ferrer launders his black money by investing in movie productions. As a teen, he learned to enjoy blow jobs in jail. Now a man of power, his favorite pastime is checking out new acting talent…and convincing them to "please" the team of producers. Young wannabe actor Jaden Moore comes to a shady side of town to audition for a movie part. He longs to shine, wants to walk the red carpet with cameras flashing and a crowd cheering. He assures the film director and the investors he'll do anything to reach the top, but is he willing to comply with their dirty fantasies?
New Release On October 30, 2020
2nd Edition +2,300 words Can advertising executive Devin Hughes and CEO Matthew Lyons use the strength of their love to vanquish a maniacal demon out to harvest their souls?
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.
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.
Obeying Daddy
Jilly Watson is not the kind of girl who quivers and blushes when her boss calls her into his office. But Matthew Stevenson isn't just her boss, and she's not just going to be scolded. He's her daddy, and he's going to spank her. Not a few flirtatious swats, but a long, hard, painful spanking that leaves her bottom bright red and sore to remind her that he expects to be obeyed. She's a legal secretary and he's the law firm's newest partner. It's scandalous and shameful. But her panties are soaked before she is even bent over the desk, and when daddy tears them off after her punishment she knows he will find his naughty little girl wet and ready to be claimed. Publisher's Note: Obeying Daddy includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.
Magical Rescue
Christmas is only a few days away. New Year's Eve, with all its terminal finality, would, thankfully, bring an end to Daniel Sherman's traumatic, pain-filled, empty year. It seems like an appropriate time to bring everything in his world to a close. Spirit broken, Daniel's plan is to enjoy maybe his last holiday in the icy cold of his beloved wilderness. It would be a comfort to end his days wrapped in the peace and solitude of the mountain -- If only he didn't feel like he was being watched, a feeling he'd had since his accident. Maybe adventure wasn't out of his life yet.
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.
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