Strange Bedfellows: Three to Tango by Alexandra Christian

•October 23, 2012 • Leave a Comment

I wanted to get this in before the next hop and before Halloween. If you’re in the mood for a sexy kind of scare, then you need to check out this book by my friend Alexandra Christian. It definitely has her one-of-a-kind imagination written all over it, and if it’s anything like her other work, then it’s hot as hell.

Blurb:

“…vampires can be dangerous to your health.”

A truer statement had never been uttered, but when Cali stumbled upon The Oubliette, she began to realize the wisdom in those words. Broken-hearted and bored, Cali’s life had become a string of TV dinners and romance novels. She wondered where her life was going until she followed the mysterious stranger through the red door and entered a world that few would ever know existed. A world of vampires, werewolves and pleasure beyond imagination. Within the walls of The Oubliette, Cali will embark on a dangerous and sensual journey of discovery that will change her life forever.

Excerpt:

“Come here, pet,” he growled, holding out his hand to Cali. Cautiously rising, she took his hand and let him guide her toward them. “Don’t be afraid, little one,” he whispered, brushing her hair away from her ear and kissing gently. Leo’s hands caressed her cheek briefly before wandering down her front, cupping first one breast and then the other in his hand. His fingertips brushed over the hardened
centers, drawing a moan from her throat. “You were watching with great interest, weren’t you?” Her only reply was another breathless moan as one hand wandered down her front, resting on the curve of
her belly, just over her navel. “You wonder how he tastes.” With the other hand, he grabbed her hair, pulling her head back roughly. Leaning over, he licked her lips then forced his tongue inside, kissing her with a violence that was frightening. She wanted to pull away but he held her tightly, invading her mouth and teasing her to play along. His hands slid along her body, making wide sweeps that teased at the top of her sex. She whimpered against his mouth, trying to nudge against his hand, but his reflexes were impeccable and he wasn’t going for it. He was going to tease her until she was begging for his touch. Which, judging by the warm, wet feeling she could already feel between her thighs, wouldn’t be much longer.

Suddenly he was behind her, whispering in her ear. Languages she couldn’t comprehend, but longed to hear. He growled and hissed, more animal than man. He cupped her breast roughly in one hand, the other going into the mass of curls at the back of her head and pulling it back with a savage passion. She closed her eyes, a soft whimper escaping her lips, her scalp stinging. “I can assure you his blood isn’t as sweet.”

Cali gasped, hearing the angry snarl as Andre appeared before her. Leaning over, he took the breast offered in Leo’s hand to his mouth. His tongue swirled around the hardened nub, slowly teasing it to attention before pulling it into his mouth. He suckled lightly, tasting her flesh and relishing the flavor. Only when she gave a guttural moan did he dare pierce the prickly skin with the edge of his
teeth. Andre seethed as he tasted her blood, just a pearl of wetness that he savored on the tip of his tongue.

“So young and fresh,” he murmured, going down to taste again. This time he lingered, pulling the weeping nipple into his mouth and suckling deeply.

“Greedy bitch,” Leo growled, slithering around her body in a movement that was so fast she hardly detected it. And then they were everywhere. Their bodies moved in a blur around her body until she couldn’t tell who was touching her where. Their touch was like fire and ice. So hot, but frozen with the cold of their stony fingers. She could feel herself falling backward and into the pillows and coverlets.

Her body was pulled and bent this way and that until she lay spread out before them, completely exposed and open. Andre gave her a positively evil look as he crawled between her thighs. When he smiled, she could see the pointed fangs seeming to reach for her skin and though she knew she shouldn’t, her hips arched higher.

 

Buy Links for Alexandra Christian

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=Alexandra%20Christian&search-alias=books#/ref=sr_nr_p_n_feature_browse-b_2?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AAlexandra+Christian%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A618073011&bbn=283155&ie=UTF8&qid=1349328622&rnid=618072011

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/strange-bedfellows-alexandra-christian/1113051106?ean=2940015623277

All Romance eBooks:  http://www.allromanceebooks.com/storeSearch.html?searchBy=author&qString=Alexandra+Christian

Bookstrand:  http://www.bookstrand.com/alexandra-christian

Smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/234701

 

Contact Info:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.christian1/posts/445911108795000?ref=notif&notif_t=feed_comment#!/alexandra.christian1

Facebook Fan Page:  https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.christian1/posts/445911108795000?ref=notif&notif_t=feed_comment#!/pages/Lexxx-Christian-The-Southern-Belle-from-Hell/245839382102904

Twitter:  @LexxxChristian

WordPress Blog:  http://lexxxchristian.wordpress.com/

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4684601.Alexandra_Christian

Email:  lexxx.christian@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Alpha Male Blog Hop: The Winner is…

•October 22, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Thanks to everyone who got in on the Alpha hop this weekend! It was so cool to see everyone’s opinions on Alphas and what they liked (and didn’t like) about them. Everyone seems to have their own idea of the perfect Alpha male, and what makes them sexy as hell. I’m so glad I took part on this, because it was really a great way to wrap my mind around such a stereotyped aspect of the genre (and to find out that it’s more complicated than I originally thought)!

 

Sadly, there can only be one winner, though, and after putting everything through Random.org I’ve found that winner. So, the lucky recipient of the PDF of Power Chord is…

Veronika!

 

I’ll be emailing her the book shortly. Congratulations to her, and thanks again to everyone who participated. Keep your eyes tuned here because we still have two hops to go before the end of the month!

Alpha Male Blog Hop!

•October 19, 2012 • 31 Comments

 

Alpha males. They’re the staple of many romance/erotica titles. They’re hot, sexy, and know what they want. Why are they so damn likable? Shouldn’t that attitude be considered chauvinistic, or at least frustrating?

While I’ll admit that extreme examples of that attitude may tick me off in real life, I do like alphas in my fiction. I was first introduced by the term when I started reading the Sarah McCarty ‘Promises’ series, and hoo boy…talk about some alpha males that could melt your socks into the pavement!

What I think makes this kind of character work, though, is when authors make them human. It isn’t necessarily a caveman “me big strong man” thing…having Alphas tempered by some sort of sensitivity (at least when their heroine is concerned) is damn sexy. Having someone who will protect you, who obviously likes you enough to chase you and put forth and effort – hell yeah, I can see why they’re popular!

In my erotica title Power Chord, Drake is a rock star who’s used to having his way. He likes being in control, and he doesn’t expect anyone to challenge him. And then, in the middle of a dirty fantasy that’s supposed to be private, suddenly his thoughts (or is that someone else?) challenge him. I liked  playing with the idea of a dominant personality thrown for a loop. Although it’s a quickie, I also think there’s much more to Drake than meets the eye, and he has the potential to become quite an interesting Alpha.

So, contest time! Leave me a comment as to why you like (or don’t like!) to read about alpha males, and you’ll be in the running to win a PDF copy of Power Chord! Then you can read all about Drake and decide for yourself! Be sure to leave your email in the comments!

 

 

Drake has gotten used to having things his way – he makes the decisions whether it be recording his music, on the road while touring, or in bed. He may be somewhat older than when he first started, but he can still pack venues and still has fans at his mercy. But while professional success brings about one type of satisfaction, there’s a certain type he just can’t seem to reach one dull night after a show. He doesn’t party hard anymore – he knows better – but that doesn’t mean he can’t indulge in a dirty fantasy all his own. What would it be like to have ultimate power, to be able to shed the confines of his body and sneak up on the unsuspecting by way of astral travel? What would it be like to seduce a woman when she can’t see him, can only feel him when he wants her to? And what happens when he’s not the only one who appreciates good music and is turned on by the power of control?

 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Power-Chord-ebook/dp/B007ZRZ31C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350446622&sr=8-1&keywords=zillah+anderson

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/power-chord-zillah-anderson/1110590123?ean=2940014503457

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-powerchord-788355-140.html

Now, be sure to hit as many places in this hop as possible – each comment is worth an entry for the e-reader, gift card, and swag pack!
The full list is also at http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com
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Upcoming Hops!

•October 16, 2012 • 1 Comment

One of the things that’s fun about October is trick or treating…and in that spirit I’m involved with three blog hops towards the end of the month. They all have different themes and are with different groups, but I definitely want to spread the Halloween joy and lurv by celebrating the different nuances of the holiday.

The first one will be from the 19-22 and is all about Alpha Heroes. That one has some grand prizes, so I’ll let Carrie Ann tell you about it. Take it away Carrie Ann!

 

 

 

What is your favorite thing about Alpha Heroes? Well, we authors are ready to share our favorite Alpha Males, our favorite things about them, and everything sexy and heated about those Alpha Males you can think of. *wink* Starting on Friday and ending on Oct 22nd, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about those sexy men we know and love.

 

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

 

But that’s not all….

 

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

 

Now what are those prizes?

 

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: The Following Swag Pack!

 

 

 

The next hop I’ll be involved in will be the Wicked After Dark Blog Hop and will run from Oct 24-Nov 1. Of course, as the title implies, things will get wicked and we’ll be talking about all sorts of fun (and seductive) Halloween things!

 

 

And then the last hop will be the Howloween Blog Hop, which runs from Oct 26-29. Along with the rest of the blog hop spot participants, I’ll be talking about my favorite parts of Halloween!

 

Of course, I’ll be doing a giveaway for each, so be sure to trick or treat on by my blog during those dates! I’ll keep the porch light on!

•October 14, 2012 • Leave a Comment

 

 

This week’s six again comes from The Inheritance, because what’s better suited for October and Halloween then creepy dolls? Mwahahaha..

 

The Six:

Inhumanly smooth plastic brushed up his arm. The molded fingertips were permanently curled and the seams of the plastic bit ever-so-lightly into his skin. “Daddy, I’m a good girl.” The voice was a soft whisper that was close to — but not the same — as his daughter’s. “I’ll be your little girl. I’ll sit with you.”

 

For more Six Sentence Sunday, Go Here!

 

For more info on The Inheritance, click the cover!

 

Kaylee has one night to re-connect with her ailing father, but they don’t have much to talk about. Inspired, she decides to read him a story that eerily mirrors their relationship. She wants to bury the hatchet so badly, but all she can remember are the pranks Zachary pulled and in an attempt to make parenthood interesting. But long ago Kaylee learned his Achilles heel, the one silly object that could undo him and change the balance in their relationship. Should she use it? Will she? Find out what happens when love and forgiveness become twisted by anger, retaliation, and disconnect

 

 

 

And the winner is….

•October 6, 2012 • Leave a Comment

So it may take me a while, but there is a winner for the NBP Back to School Bash! Thanks to all who participated and joined in with your favorite school memories. Sometimes looking back is cringe-worthy, but it’s fun among friends!

At the end of the day, there’s a winner, though, and that winner is….

 

Donnablhmistress!

Congrats! I’ll be emailing her with her choice of my NBP titles! Thanks again to all who participated and we’ll be doing something again soon!

NBP: Back to School Bash!

•September 28, 2012 • 5 Comments

While I’m glad that I don’t have to go back now that I am old (hey, there are benefits), I will admit to being the typical suck-up goodie-goodie girl as a kid. Yeah, yeah, I know. There was just something about the start of the new school year that was like the start of the new year for me. I loved getting new pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, backpacks (I went through them fast. It wasn’t until my parents got desperate and made me buy them from the army surplus store that I had one last an entire year), lunchboxes, pencil boxes…

Or maybe I really didn’t like school as much as I liked the accessories. Seriously, I still find myself longingly flipping through ads when this time of year rolls around, trying to find an excuse to get five thousand notebooks for a dime a piece or a comforter set that probably won’t fit on my bed, but it’s a deal so why not?

Yeah, I know. It’s a weird form of kryptonite, but there it is.

As for school, itself, I liked English. I liked history, I liked anything that involved stories (imagine that?). I suffered through math, I enjoyed science as long as I understood it, and I dreaded gym. Seriously, I know health is important and I’m all for health, but since when does health have to come with a whopping side of public humiliation?

So what about you? What are your fond school memories? How about the not so fond ones? Be sure to comment (with an email) and you’ll be put in a drawing to win your choice of my No Boundaries Press Titles (Either The Inheritance or Knocking Down Heaven’s Door) in PDF form.

And be sure to check out the rest of the authors on the hop!

1. Selah Janel 2. Zillah Anderson
3. Ellie Potts 4. Kharisma Rhayne
5. Michael Mandrake 6. Erica Pike
7. Samantha Drane 8. Dakota Trace
9. Ray Sostre 10. toy davis
11. Love is a Many Flavored Thing 12. Topaz Promotions