Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ex-EC Titles Re-Released: Part Two #notchilled

This is a re-post from Regina Kammer's blog

For an explanation of what I’m doing here, please see Part One of this blog series. More authors and their reverted titles are listed below. This time around I received help from a reader who had an extensive library of books purchased from the Ellora’s Cave website — a library that vanished during EC’s website “upgrade” (many readers had this happen). This reader, Cayenne, started keeping track of reversions and re-releases for herself, and shared the list with me. Readers are awesome. Authors would be nothing without them, and publishers should do more to recognize readers’ importance.
Now for the list. Let’s do something positive to support your favorite author and their ex-EC titles! Buy their books! Review their books! Spread the word about their books on social media!

Anna Alexander

Heroes of Saturn (series)

Nicole Austin

Alien Rights published in the boxed set Naughty Heatwave

Sidney Bristol

Bound with Pearls (Atlanta BDSM 1)
Collar Me in Paris (Atlanta BDSM 2)
Under His Skin (So Inked 1)
The Harder He Falls (So Inked 2)
His Marriage Bargain (So Inked 3)

Marisa Chenery

Touched by a Gladiator

L.M. Connolly

(Lynne Connolly now writes contemporary and paranormal romance as L.M. Connolly, and writes historicals as Lynne Connolly)
Pure Wildfire (series)
Sunfire (Pure Wildfire 1)
Icefire (Pure Wildfire 2)
Moonfire (Pure Wildfire 3)
Thunderfire (Pure Wildfire 4)

Tracy Cooper-Posey

Vistaria Affair (series)

Lucy Felthouse

A Taste of London (World of Sin 1)
A Taste of Paris (World of Sin 2)
A Taste of Rome (World of Sin 3)

Cat Grant

Icon Men (series): The entire series of three books – The First Real Thing, Appearing Nightly, A Fool for You – is now available as a boxed set.

Ann Jacobs

This Time, Forever (previously Irresistible…Again)
A Patchwork Romance (previously Mountain Heat)
Bliss House (previously Haunted)
A Very Special Favor (previously A Mutual Favor)
Beneath a Cornish Moon (previously Dark Side of the Moon)

Allyson James

Tales of the Shareem (series)

Kathy Kulig

His Lost Mate (previously Wild Jade)

Lynn LaFleur

Visions (previously Premonition)

Rose Maybud

Something in the Coffee

Cait Miller

Believe In the Magic (Shifting Magic Book 1)

Shelley Munro

House of the Cat (series)
Middlemarch Shifters (series) (previously Middlemarch Mates)

Beverley Oakley

Her Gilded Prison (Daughters of Sin 1)
Dangerous Gentlemen (Daughters of Sin 2)
The Mysterious Governess (Daughters of Sin 3)

N. J. Walters

Summersville Secrets series:
Uncovering Annabelle (previously Annabelle Lee)
Enticing Emma (previously Heat Wave)
Lily’s List (previously Lily Blossoms)
Happy reading! And stay tuned for Part Three…

Monday, June 6, 2016

Excerpt from Alien Rights


Part of the NAUGHTY HEATWAVE boxed-set, available now.

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Blurb:
Be careful what you wish for—it just might come true. While Emily may have wished to be taken away, waking up on an alien cruiser, naked and intensely turned-on wasn’t what she’d had in mind.
*This title has previously been published*

Genre/Theme:
Sci-Fi, BDSM, alien romance, submission, space travel romance

Copyright © Nicole Austin, 2016

Excerpt:

Chapter One

Bells tinkled a merry greeting as the door of the Moonlight Diner swung open. Emily Baxter finished refilling the last salt shaker and glanced at the clock. Ten minutes until closing time and a new customer shows up. Great, she’d have to work late again.

Story of my freakin’ life.

With his brown hair sticking up in all different directions, white shirt buttoned haphazardly and one pant leg partially tucked into a sock, the man who’d walked in had a wild gleam in his glassy eyes. He had the lean, athletic body of a runner and when cleaned up was probably rather attractive.

“Aliens!” He pointed toward the back of the diner. “I was abducted!”

Okay, cleaned up and dried out, she amended.

Hank’s bald head appeared in the pass-through. “Aliens? Hey, did you get probed?”

“How’d you know?” The customer stumbled as he made his way toward the counter and dropped down onto a stool with a sharp hiss. “Did Calgon get you too?”

She glanced back at Hank, owner of the diner and her boss. One corner of his mouth drew upward into an evil grin Emily knew well. She’d been a victim of Hank’s bullying and her heart went out to the customer who thought he’d found a sympathetic listener.

“Calgon the alien took you away, huh?” Hank sputtered, barely getting the words out. “You’ve been watching too much TV, dude. Hey, Em. Better call the guys with the white coats. He needs a padded cell and one of those jackets with the really long sleeves.”

While Hank laughed and cracked jokes at the man’s expense, Emily set a cup of coffee in front of the customer and patted his arm. “Ignore Hank. Everyone else does.”

The second she went through the swinging door into the kitchen, Hank grabbed her arm and dragged her over to the grill, where he kept a close eye on the man who sat hunched over the steaming mug.

“That guy’s a total crackpot, Em. Don’t get close to him. Might rub off on you.”

“Insanity isn’t catching.” Jerking free of his hold, she punched Hank’s beefy tattooed arm. “But stupidity is,” she mumbled under her breath.

She understood Hank’s bully mentality—how making other people feel small gave him the false sense of being a big man. Still, understanding didn’t make dealing with him any easier. “You are such an ass! That man is obviously down on his luck and could use a little compassion.”

“Compassion?” Hank gave her a slack-jawed stare. “You’re crazier than he is.”
Emily sighed and shook her head. She preferred to believe everyone had some goodness in them, but Hank had proven himself rotten to the core, lacking any depth or virtue. A true lost cause.

The grill had been shut down and cleaned for the night but there was still a pot of soup simmering. She filled a bowl, put a couple of rolls on a plate and headed for the door, not surprised when Hank moved to block her path.

“That bum didn’t order anything and sure as hell won’t have the money to pay.”

“I’m not sending him back out on the street without a meal.” She couldn’t afford to lose her job but would make a stand on the issue if necessary.

“Okay, Sister Teresa, but you’re not giving my profits away.”

Emily shook her head. “You mean Mother Teresa, moron, and I’ll pay for the meal.”

Hank’s brow furrowed with confusion and disbelief shone in his dark eyes. “Must be paying you too much if you’ve got money to throw away on bums.”

Grinding her back teeth, Emily battled the urge to throw the soup in Hank’s cruel face. “The way you treat people is going to come back and bite you in the ass, Hank. It’s called karma. Because I’m kind and help others in need, one day when I’m down low, someone will offer me a hand.”

Hank’s riotous laughter had her hoping she’d be around to witness the day karma tore him a new one. Why did she continue to try to get through that thick skull of his? He would never see acts of kindness as anything other than signs of weakness. And having shown that weakness would make her a prime target for Hank’s brutality in the days to come.

So be it.

“Grow up, Hank. You’re not in grade school anymore.”

Emily not only fed the man, she listened to his tale about the aliens and their high-tech spacecraft. She mentally went over her mounting bills and declining budget as he detailed the aliens probing his rectum. She gave him bus fare to get home before showing him out and locking up the diner.

Her own commute was brief—out the back way and up a rickety flight of stairs to her rented room above the diner.

Stepping into the alley, Emily gazed up at the stars. As a child she’d dreamed of blasting away on the space shuttle to visit distant mysterious places. Her customer had insisted there were other forms of life out there, and as crazy as it may seem, she agreed. Considering all the planets in existence, so many more than humans were aware of, surely some of them were inhabited. To believe Earth harbored the only intelligent life would be rather arrogant and naïve.

The whole idea of being abducted and taken away in a spaceship actually sounded pretty damn good to Emily. No more working her fingers to the bone or fending off idiots like Hank. She’d travel to exotic locations and settle down when she found a culture where women were not only cherished but treated with respect as equals.

While the night sky was full of beautiful stars, one in particular captured Emily’s attention. It shined a bit brighter than the others, twinkled faster and appeared closer.

With the customer’s story still fresh in her mind, Emily held out her arms, reached toward the beacon of light and yelled, “Calgon, take me away!”

Between one heartbeat and the next, darkness shut out the stars, her body became weightless and rose into the air, and she drifted off into nothingness.
 


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Naughty Heatwave - Available Now!

Naughty Heatwave
Turn Up The Heat

Available Now!

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Including BBW, BDSM, Contemporary, Fantasy, Lesbian Romance, M/M/F, Ménage, Paranormal, Sci-Fi & Speculative Fiction from bestselling authors

Featuring:
Paradise Found ~ Frances Stockton
When Cara Summers and Ian Hamilton are selected for a contest to live off the grid on a private island both have their reasons for needing the grand prize. Neither expects an instant attraction. As the temperature rises between them will they find love or end in heartbreak when reality returns?


Featuring:
Sex Wax ~ Tamara McHatton
Enchanted by a sun-kissed Adonis that sweeps her off her feet, both figuratively and literally, Brooklyn is willing to play on the ever changing tides of her life.

Alice’s Sheikh ~ Suz DeMello
A virginal English noblewoman finds herself under the complete control of an autocratic sheikh–an unexpectedly sexy one who will do whatever he must to have her.

Kismet ~ Alexa Silver
Jon and Alan get together once a year. When Jon’s wife interrupts their reunion, passion explodes. Ghosts from the past threaten to upset the delicate balance.

Alien Rights ~ Nicole Austin
Be careful what you wish for—it just might come true. While Emily may have wished to be taken away, waking up on an alien cruiser, naked and intensely turned-on wasn’t what she’d had in mind.
*This title has been previously published*

The Agreement ~ Francesca Hawley
Can the arranged marriage between Lord Thanos and Lady Zayna move in a new direction or will they remain perpetually at war?

One Kinky Weekend ~ Berengaria Brown
Logan and Zara’s sex life is dead boring, so they ask another couple to join them for a very dirty weekend of naughty sex.

Hot Buns ~ Marianne Stephens
Angela offers to pay Vinnie to use his bakery ovens until hers are delivered. For financial reasons, he agrees. Being near her threatens his determination never to forgive her betrayal. When the truth surfaces, both must share the blame. Can smoldering love between them flame into passion once again?

Weapon of Choice ~ Katherine Kingston
Selvya’s gift for controlling fire made her a weapon in the hands of unscrupulous men. The king’s commander offers a chance for revenge and redemption, but it’s a risk she’s not sure she can take.

The MageWynd’s Cauldron ~ Charlotte Boyett-Compo
Confined to quarters in a windowless room without air conditioning, Fin O’Kelly thinks he’s dropped into hell. When the lovely electrical tech comes to his door to fix the problem, Finn finds out what heat really is!




Sunday, May 22, 2016

Ex-EC Titles Re-Released: Part One #notchilled

The publisher Ellora’s Cave has been having problems for the last couple of years. They’ve had massive layoffs, late and missed payments to authors and contractors, then, when they sued a blogger for defamation, all hell broke loose. There was mudslinging and accusations and a boycott of Ellora’s Cave books led by some pretty powerful people in the field of romance. EC authors themselves begged their fans not to buy their EC books so they could request reversion of rights based on low sales.

Positive actions you can take to support authors still trapped in the EC quagmire. Let’s get some love for your favorite EC author!
— Buy non-EC books by your favorite EC author!
— Write a review for a non-EC book by your favorite EC author!
— Blog or post on social media about non-EC books by your favorite EC author!
— Recommend non-EC books by your favorite EC author to all your reader friends!

Several of us have had rights reverted on titles previously published by Ellora’s Cave. I want readers to know about these titles, that they can buy them and recommend them without remorse. Below is Part One of what I hope is a continuing series of titles formerly published by Ellora’s Cave and re-released by the authors after rights reversion. This list includes a mix of romance sub-genres. Note: if a title has changed or an author name has changed upon re-release, the original title and author name are included for reference.

Christie Adams

(previously known as Kirstie Abbot)
Club Aegis 1: The Velvet Ribbon (previously Master Of Velvet)
Club Aegis 2.5: A Wanting Heart (previously Kelly’s Woman)

Cornelia Amiri

Dance of the Vampires
Vampire Highland Fling
A Bonnie Vampire Dancer (previously One Dance With A Vampire)

Nicole Austin

Candyman
Fatal Submission
Trip My Switch

Lynne Barron

Portrait of Passion

Ann Jacobs

Ann has an extensive catalog of reverted titles. She’s posted cheat sheets on her blog cross-referencing old titles to new.
Cheat sheet part one
Cheat sheet part two

Kelly Jamieson

Power Struggle
Power Play
Power Shift
Breakaway
Faceoff
Offside
Hat Trick
One Man Advantage

Regina Kammer

The Pleasure Device (Harwell Heirs Book 1)
Disobedience By Design (Harwell Heirs Book 2)

Lynn LaFleur

Illusion (previously Mirage)
Overboard (previously Capsized)

Jane Leopold Quinn

The Gunny & The Jazz Singer (previously Lost and Found)
The Bride Takes a Powder (previously The Real Deal)

I’ll post more titles as I discover them!
Original post from Regina Kammer's blog http://kammerotica.com/ex-ec-titles-re-released-part-1

Sunday, May 1, 2016

In My World ... Aliens Glow

Every story requires the author build a world for their characters, whether its a real place or one that's a figment of their overactive imagination. World building, when done right, is behind the scenes magic that becomes part of the background leaving the characters and story in the foreground. Basically, there but not really seen.

I view world building much like the magic of Disney World. Visitors see the attractions, well manicured landscaping, shops and restaurants. They see the world Disney wants them to see. And just out of sight are a network of hidden walkways and buildings where employees, who remain out of sight, support and maintain the created world.

More often than not my stories take place in real places yet I still create their world in subtle ways from the decor of their homes to the places where they work. For my story Alien Rights, part of the Naughty Heatwave boxed-set available June 1st, I built everything. From the diner where Emily works to the stasis chamber on the astrocruiser Neimus where she meets Ralosian commander Kalgron Rodar.

For me, alien environments are a lot more fun as I get to invent things only known to my imagination. An exo-med unit, for example, is a computerized device that can scan someone, detect any anomalies in their genes and repair the problem within minutes. Now that's a device we could sorely use in healthcare, although it would put me out of my "day" job as a CT Scan Technologist.

In addition to the world, I created a race of beings, the Ralosians from the planet Ralos. Since Ralosians are not of Earth they had to be different but still potentially attractive to us. I made the Ralosians large with skin that glows, along with glowing eyes that have elongated pupils similar to an animals.

Of course, since I am also an artist, I had to create an image of Emily's alien hero. Here he is, the dark yet glowing Ralosian Commander, Kalgron Rodar.

Alien Rights by Nicole Austin
Blurb: Be careful what you wish for—it just might come true. While Emily may have wished to be taken away, waking up on an alien cruiser, naked and intensely turned-on wasn’t what she’d had in mind.

Click the button below to read an excerpt from Alien Rights.

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And find out more about the Naughty Heatwave boxed-set on the Naughty Literati website.

http://naughtyliterati.com/naughty-heatwave/



Happy Reading,
Nicole


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

FATAL SUBMISSION by Nicole Austin

My sexy and scary erotic horror story, Fatal Submission, is back and even better than before with a new cover of my own design.

Blurb: Claire Hanson is a submissive in need of a Dom. Finding one in rural Illinois in 1981 is no easy feat but her requirements are simple. Forget complicated limit lists, take charge and give her lots of hot, sweaty sex.

On edge, body humming with arousal, Claire aches to have her desires sated. And ruggedly handsome Dominant Mason Burke is the man she wants. But for Mason work comes first and Claire’s tired of waiting.

Mason’s loss is Dr. Carl Skinner’s lucky break. The bonus—Carl’s a rich, drop-dead gorgeous Dom with a real dungeon in his basement.

Getting what you want isn’t always a good thing and the game takes a drastic turn Claire never saw coming. According to the Dungeon Master’s victims who still haunt his torture chamber, submission has fatal consequences and she’s running out of time.

*Note: This scary tale contains graphic scenes of erotic torture and violence that may cause the reader to stay up late reading with all the lights on. Previously published title that has been revised and re-edited.*

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Read a sexy excerpt here: http://www.nicoleaustin.net/excerptfs
Read a scary excerpt here: http://www.nicoleaustin.net/excerptfs2

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Season One Giveaway

After a couple of devastating years in my personal life my writing had fallen to the wayside and my muse had gone MIA. Then a year ago a group of authors decided to join forces with the goal of producing a sexy anthology or two. My hope was that in working around so many talented authors would bring back my muse. I had no idea it would turn into such an amazing experience.

Over the past year The Naughty Literati have released five boxed-sets, with the sixth coming in December. During that time my muse came back ready to kick some ass, not just in my writing but also with my graphic art, which graces the cover of every Naughty Literati book.

To celebrate my amazing year with The Naughty Literati, I am giving away a complete season one print book collection to two lucky winners. There are many ways to enter, including a daily bonus entry, so come back every day to increase your chances of winning.

Good luck and happy reading!
Nicole