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Sizzling Summer Nights byttib

Sizzling Summer Nights

They say romance is dead. I don’t believe that. I never have. There’s a reason I named my guest author blog Romance Lives Forever. Yes, I write about immortals, and for them, romance really does live forever. But I believe you can be married, and have romance.

I should know. I’ve been married 40 years as of last December. My marriage is a romantic one.

I’ll be the first to admit the main reason there is romance in my marriage is because my husband is a romantic person. He thinks to do things that I don’t, and I adore him for it. He doesn’t bring me flowers or buy me diamonds (drat) but he does bring me a glass of water while I’m working because he realized HE was thirsty and thought I might be. My husband thinks of my comfort when he’s tired. He gives a great backrub and foot massage. He is faithful to me. He blows kisses at me no matter who is looking. He holds my hand, and offers his arm when we cross the road or take a flight of stairs. He tells me he loves me every day. I’m completely spoiled by the way he treats me, and he knows it, because I tell him so. In return, I put him first.

It’s not the big things that count. When I do the laundry, I put his clothes in first, and then, if there’s room, I add mine. That way, his things are always clean. If he needs a shirt or a pair of pants, they’re ready. I know how he likes his tea, and I make it and take it to him. I buy the kind of peanut butter he likes, not what’s on sale. He loves sardines and crackers on Saturday, and I know the type he likes. I make sure the ginger snaps he prefers are in the cupboard. (Yes, I do feed him well. Maybe too well. *wink*) It’s the cumulation of many little things over a day, a week, and even a lifetime that show the other person you love them. That is romance.

Giving a backrub is one thing. Giving a listening ear is another. If you have a partner who does either one, grab onto him or her and don’t let go. I don’t have to tell you how hard it is to find someone who thinks of you ahead of themselves. If you are lucky and blessed enough to have that, give as good you get, and don’t look back.

I’ll be giving away a $5 Amazon Gift Certificate to a reader who visits the blog during this tour. If you need to get on the tour (or back onto it), click here: http://justromance.me You don’t have to leave a comment to be entered, but if you do, I’ll be sure to respond.

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At the Mercy of Her Pleasure

At the Mercy of Her Pleasure

Welcome to the Hot for Friday Book Boyfriends blog hop! If you’ve popped in here from somewhere else, this is one of the posts in the Book Boyfriends blog hop. You can find more here. Today’s story idea is the first kiss between a couple.

In this scene from At the Mercy of Her Pleasure, Senth and NarrAy go dancing. Senth is HalfKin, a half feline-humanoid and half human. He’s also a professional thief who’s been hired to retrieve an item from the imperial armada. Tonight, it’s a pre-mission party, and although Senth has been warned by his master that NarrAy is an enhanced human and her touch is addictive, Senth dances with her anyway. This scene is told from NarrAy’s point of view.

The next two songs were fast, and NarrAy enjoyed watching Senth move. Whatever schedule they kept him on, it was clear he’d found time for fun. When he laughed, the bright dazzle of his light blue eyes and bouncing dark curls worked its own magic on her. She feasted her gaze on his sensual mouth, the way his fangs glimmered, so wet and sharp and ready to bite.

She sidled up to him, remembering the body she’d glimpsed that afternoon. Smooth chest, unlike a Kin. The moment she’d seen him half-naked, she’d had the urge to touch him. Feel his smooth chest. Smell his skin. Taste him. See his naked body in her bed the next morning.

She danced behind him, rubbing her back against his, sliding up, and then easing down with a shake of her hips. Aware that desire would force a release of pheromones, she reined in her thoughts.

The rhythm changed to a slower one. NarrAy knew better than to put herself in Senth’s arms in public. Unless she wanted a riot. His body against hers meant passion, and passion meant pheromones. A crowd would react in frenzy.

She grabbed his hand and pulled him off the floor. Not that it took a lot of effort. As they passed the table, she plucked up his jacket, hurried out the door and slipped into an elevator.

He didn’t question her, allowing her to lead without protest. Against her will, her pheromones released their first wave. NarrAy’s body calmed itself, and her temperature changed, as if her skin had ceased being a barrier to the air. A softness flowed through her. Peace swept over her like a drug.

At this level, she wasn’t addictive, but only the strongest-willed humans could resist any suggestion she made. Full-blooded Kin would cave without protest. What would a HalfKin do?

NarrAy rubbed up against Senth, and he wrapped his arms around her waist, fitting her along his length.

She danced her fingers up the front of his shirt, and slid them into his curly hair. NarrAy wrapped a strand around one finger and smiled into his catlike eyes. Standing on tiptoe to kiss him, she drew him down.

Read Bro for Free

Read Bro for Free

At the Mercy of Her Pleasure

Hired to steal back a prototype taken by the imperial armada, Senth Antonello retrieves it, but his brother is kidnapped to force Senth to surrender the device.

Now he has to rescue his brother, outsmart the armada, and keep the item out of imperial hands. All doable, except for one small problem. He must do it in the company of NarrAy Jorlan, a genetically altered woman whose pheromones could enhance the mission or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss.

He’s a thief. She’s a soldier. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!

Buy Links

Amazon http://amzn.to/1f7FQ2h
ARe http://bit.ly/bro-mercy-are
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/bro-mercy-bnn
Coffee Time Romance http://bit.ly/bro-mercy-ctr
CreateSpace (Print) http://bit.ly/bro-mercy-csp
Goodreads http://bit.ly/bro-mercy-good
iBooks http://bit.ly/bro-mercy-ibk
Inktera http://bit.ly/bro-mercy-ink
Kobo http://bit.ly/bro-mercy-kobo
Scribd http://bit.ly/bro-mercy-scr
Smashwords http://bit.ly/bro-mercy-smw

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Read Bro – the Story Behind the Antonello Brothers — Free

Senth and Khyff, the Antonello Brothers from At the Mercy of Her Pleasure and For Women Only, did not grow up together. They were separated at Senth’s birth. Bro shows how and why, and what event reunited them.

Funny and yet touching, Bro takes you inside the Tarthian Empire and introduces you to three of its major denizens: Senth and Khyff Antonello, and Luc Saint-Cyr. You’ll find them in many stories in the Empire. Come and meet them in Bro.

This book is available exclusively to members of the Romance Lives Forever Reader Group. Members have access to pages of my website not available to the public. When you sign up, you’ll get another free book the next day.

Get your copy of Bro: https://kayelleallen.com/bro

Temporarily Employed by Vicki Batman

Temporarily Employed — by Vicki Batman

Time to Party! My friend Vicki Batman (yes, that’s her real name) has a new book out: Temporarily Employed. Join us for a Facebook Party to celebrate.

Hattie Cook’s dream job is down the toilet and her new SUV violated. Desperate for cash to cover the basic necessities of rent and food, she takes a temporary job at Buy-Rite insurance company where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee—the very one she replaced. The last thing she wants is to clash with By-the-Book Detective Wellborn, no matter how much he makes her heart pound.
Allan Charles Wellborn has secretly adored Hattie all his life. He evolved from a pocket protector-wearing geek to a handsome police detective. When the police determine there’s more to the death of a former Buy Rite employee, he steps in to lead the investigation. Overly dedicated, always perfect, he puts his job first, even if doing so ultimately hurts the one he loves.
Can the killer be found before Hattie’s time is up?

Facebook Party Details

You are invited to the Facebook Party launch for Vicki’s romantic comedy mystery Temporarily Employed.
Where: Vicki Batman Facebook – http://on.fb.me/1ipdLkv
When: Today! October 17th ~ 10 am – 8 pm CST
Facebook Party guests: (including me!)

10am ~ Elizabeth Essex
11am ~ Paloma Beck and Lynda Coker
12pm ~ Angi Morgan
1pm ~ Alisha Paige Wilson and Donnell Bell
2pm ~ Sylvia McDaniel, Karilyn Bentley, and Kimberley Troutte
3pm ~ Liz Lipperman and Kristina Knight
4pm ~ D’Ann Linscott Dunham and Tina Gayle
5pm ~ Magdalena Scott and Betty Bolte
6pm ~ Melissa Keir and Kayelle Allen
7pm ~ Alexa Bourne, Barbara Barrett, and Allie Quinn
8pm ~ And the winners are… To be announced at the end.

Special giveaways, excerpts, laughs and virtual champagne for all at our fun Facebook Party. Come join us!  http://on.fb.me/1ipdLkv

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The Last Vhalgenn

The Last Vhalgenn

Welcome to another week of Book Hooks, the weekly meme hosted by the MFRW Authors Blog. Here?s a chance each week for readers to get hooked on a new book! Authors each share a short excerpt from their books. If you enjoy the sample, consider purchasing the full book.

This scene takes place between Orix (the king) and Raik (the Vhalgenn). They’ve loved each other since they were old enough to say the words, but his royal, arranged marriage separated them. Raik has come back to deliver the message of a battle, and is alone with him for the first time in ages. It opens with the king speaking.

“Vhalgenn, I promise. She’ll never know.”

“No!” I moved away from him. “She’s no fool. She’s your queen and she’s risking her life to have your child. The least you can do is be faithful.”

The look of horror on his face tore out a piece of my heart. Then I realized he was looking past me.

His pregnant queen stood in the darkness, right outside the door.

MFRW Book Hooks

MFRW Book Hooks

Buy This Book
The Last Vhalgenn
Duty to king and country has shaped Raik’s life since birth, but to protect them, she must perform a ritual that betrays all she holds sacred.
Available exclusively on Amazon http://is.gd/SciFiFantasy_Vhalgenn

 

Spooky spookalooza 2015

TRS Spookalooza 2015

It’s downright spooky how good The Romance Studio (TRS) Halloween Party is this year. Spookalooza 2015 (Oct 26-31) will be awesome (and did I say spooky?). I’ll have at least one post per day, and on the final day, a big giveaway. Come hang out and have fun. My first post is already up, and it links to a free book. http://trsparties.com/bro-kayelle/ or, you can start here http://trsparties.com/

You can’t believe the authors, prizes and fun in store. Just look at this list. Those without a link have not yet posted on The Romance Studio party site.

Alina K. Field
Amanda Bretz
Anna Durand
Ariel Storm
Ayla Ruse
Beth Caudill
BethAnn Buehler
Beverley Eikli aka Beverley Oakley
Brita Addams
Callie Hutton
Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn
Carol Shaughnessy
Carolina Valdez
Cate Masters
Charity Parkerson
Charmaine Pauls
Christina Tetreault
Christine Bailey
Christine Murphy
Constance Bretes
Cornelia Amiri
Cynthia D’Alba
Dee Ann Palmer
Deena Remiel
Denyse Bridger
Ed Hoornaert
Faith V. Smith
Genie Gabriel
Heather Long
Jenna Fox
Jessica E Subject
Jewel Adams
Jianne Carlo
JL Oiler
Joyce Ward
Kacey Hammell
Karen Kay
Katey Hawthorne
Kathy Bosman
Kayelle Allen
Kimberly Dean
Kirsten Lynn
Kitty Bucholtz
Kris Bock
Laura Harner
Layna Pimentel
Leigh Ellwood
Liana Laverentz
Lisa Carlisle
Lizzi Tremayne
Lori J Gordon
Lucy Felthouse
Lucy Monroe
Maggie Adams
Marla Monroe
Marteeka Karland
Mary Hughes
Mary Marvella
May Woodworth
Megan Slayer
MJ Eason
Mysti Parker
Naomi Bellina
Natasha Blackthorne
Nicola R. White
Nikki Noffsinger
Paige Tyler
Palessa
Patricia W. Fischer
Rachel Leigh Smith
Rebekah R. Ganiere
Rosanna Leo
Rose Anderson
Roz Lee
Rue Allyn
Sadie Grubor
Samantha Gentry
Sara York
Sharita Lira
Shawna Delacorte
Stacy Juba
Susan Hanniford Crowley
Suzanne Rock
Tara Fox Hall
Tina Donahue
Tina Gayle
TL Schaefer
Tonya Ramagos
Tory Richards
Tracy Reed
Vanessa Vanderbilt
Vijaya Schartz
Wendi Zwaduk
Zoe Forward

Bro - spooky

Read Bro – it’s free

Don’t forget to grab some spooky candy and cookies plus a nice drink, and then snuggle up for a good read. Here’s a link to start you off right. Join the Romance Lives Forever Reader Group and get Bro, the Story Behind the Antonello Brothers
https://kayelleallen.com/bro/ You’ll get another book the next day.

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