Friday, January 28, 2011

Controlling Interest out TODAY!!!


My latest release, Controlling Interest, is available for sale today! This story is part of the 1-800-DOM-help series and it's been great fun to work with such a great group of fellow EC authors.


Mozelle “Mouse” Vincent inherits money, a club and her boss’ son as a business partner when society leader Regine Stuart dies. Torin Stuart knows what his late mother’s wishes were for his exclusive BDSM club, Erotically Bound, but he’s pissed that he’s forced to trust Mouse—especially when her inherently submissive nature arouses the sexual Dominant in him.

After baring all in a heated, intense scene, Mouse realizes they still have to work together, but now Tor challenges any business suggestion she makes. When she wants to offer education classes, Tor dares her to organize the class and participate—as a submissive.

To his chagrin, Mouse agrees, but he can’t stand the thought of any other Dom touching her. Suddenly there’s far more at stake than the controlling interest in their club…because love is the ultimate prize in their power exchange.


I've been really busy doing promo this week:

I have posts up at the following places today - January 28:

Interview with Cara Bristol -
     http://carabristol.com/2011/01/francesca-hawley-takes-a-controlling-interest-in-romance/
Commentary about Romantic dominants -
     http://1800domhelp.blogspot.com/
Interview with Miz Love Loves Books (review site) -
      http://mizlovelovesbooks.blogspot.com/

Upcoming promo - next week:
1/31 Romance Books R Us blog - http://romancebooksrus.blogspot.com/


Past promo (this week) at:

Promo info about book - http://trsblue.blogspot.com/
Interview with Paris Brandon - http://sixsexysirens.blogspot.com/
Character Tarot reading - http://tarotbyarwen.com/blog/?p=2816



Pleeeeeeaaaaase, stop by to say "hi" at any or all. I'd really appreciate it.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Check out my interview at Six Sexy Sirens today!



Hi everyone,


My wonderful crit partner and friend, Paris Brandon is interviewing me at Six Sexy Sirens blog about my new release from Ellora's Cave today. Controlling Interest will be released Friday, January 28. Please stop by to visit to learn more about how Controlling Interest came to be!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Guest Blog: BFF … Forever and Ever? by Nina Pierce

BFF … Forever and Ever?

by Nina Pierce

Most of us have had at least one BFF … best friend forever. Judy is mine. We were neighbors when I was just a little sprig of a thing and we did everything together, even our toothless first day of kindergarten. She was always there. And even when I moved an hour away in second grade, we continued to stay overnight at each other’s houses now and again. We wrote letters and sent little gifts through the mail even through high school. We lost touch in college and into our young adult lives, but thanks to the modern world of social media, we’ve actually reconnected.

I still have fond memories of all the secrets we confided and the laughs we shared. If I saw her in person tomorrow I have no doubt we could sit down at Starbucks and talk for hours about everything that’s gone on in our lives. The friends I made in college *mumble grumble* years ago would be the same. They’ve all taken a fraction of my heart with them and reuniting is like having a piece of me come home again. Warm and comfortable.

So it’s no wonder one of my favorite relationships in a romance is the friend to lover. I especially enjoy the relationships where they have no idea how much their hearts have intertwined until that one moment their eyes meet and BOOM! the fireworks explode.

My newest Ellora’s Cave release, “Maid for Master”, is based on just that premise. Only in this case one of them is already hopelessly in love …

BLURB:

When lust and deception collide, will her complete submission be enough to bind their hearts?

Treat herself to a carnal weekend at the hedonistic retreat, XTC Resorts? That’s not something Claire Calderwood, a three-time loser in the relationship department would ordinarily do. But at forty-one, having a successful cleaning business is no longer enough. She wants a chance to let go of all responsibility, submit to a stranger’s sexual demands and satisfy her darkest fantasies.

Jonathon Brierton has known his best friend’s sister long enough to recognize her submissive nature. He would like nothing more than to have Claire bound naked and at the mercy of his flogger as he teaches her the sensual art of obeying her Master. At thirty-something, he’s a successful real estate developer, owner of a BDSM resort—and hopelessly in love with the older woman.

When Claire follows him to his resort, Jonathon is certain he can keep his identity secret long enough to convince her that being restrained in his stocks is something that will satisfy them both. But lies, deceit and broken hearts may not be so easy to overcome.


EXCERPT:

Jon pulled his gaze from Claire. There was no sense torturing himself. It would be a half-hour or more before the Doms and subs in the open arena below would finish playing out their scenes. Their interactions were intense, and he had no doubt the private rooms one floor below would be filled with eager players following the show. He intended to be in one of them with Claire. He had the room already reserved and set up for her. Until then, he needed to bide his time. “And there is the small detail of her not knowing exactly who I am,” Jon added quietly.

Ethan stared at him, the questions etched in the deep V between his manicured brows. “I’m pretty sure she mentioned you were on vacation together.”

Jon lifted his glass of tonic water, the ice long melted. “Correction, she booked a vacation to Paradise Cove with her fiancĂ©.” He gulped the last of the tepid drink but couldn’t dislodge the lump of guilt clogging his throat. “The man conveniently broke off the engagement at the last minute and cancelled his trip. I slipped in, managed to convince her to keep her plans and allow me to tag along.” He set the glass down. “But Claire believes she’s here with Jonathon Brierton. She knows nothing of Master Xavier.”

Ethan fell back in his chair, his baritone laughter rolling in rhythm with the pounding beat of the background music. “That would explain the whole ‘pretend the boss isn’t here’ charade you’re trying to pull off this weekend.”

Their easy friendship relaxed the knot in Jon’s shoulders. “It didn’t occur to you I might actually just want a vacation?”

“At one of your own fetish resorts? Hardly.” Ethan scoffed.

A submissive on staff delivered beverages to their table and knelt obediently on the floor beside Ethan. Naked, save for the black leather circling her neck, wrist and ankles, and the silver-and-gem-studded chains hanging stylishly from her nipple and clitoral clips, the woman was a breathtaking vision in her docility. Normally the sight would have piqued the Dom clamoring inside Jonathon, but tonight there was only one submissive he ached to dominate.

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Buy link: http://www.jasminejade.com/ps-9001-50-maid-for-master.aspx


**Giveaway** Nina’s giving away a box full of goodies, including her erotic suspense novel, “Healer’s Garden” to a random commenter from all the blogs she visits during her tour between Jan 17 and Jan 25.

Nina Pierce is an award-winning author of erotic romance. Her stories fall in all genres from contemporary to paranormal. When she’s not sitting at her computer creating stories of lust and love, she’s spending time with her real life hero and husband of twenty-six years, her three adult children and a menagerie of aging pets. You can keep up with all her latest books on her website (http://www.NinaPierce.com) or her blog (http://www.NinaPierce.com/blog) or follow her on twitter (http://www.twitter.com/ninapierce) and facebook (http://www.facebook.com/nina.pierce)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Controlling Interest Book Trailer!

Controlling Interest will release on Friday, January 28. Today, I'm unveiling the fabulous book trailer that Del Dryden created for it.





Friday, January 21, 2011

Guest on MONDAY, January 24!!!

Stop by on Monday and enjoy a blog post from my guest, Nina Pierce. 
Nina is doing a blog tour for her new release, Maid for Master.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Controlling Interest - NEW cover art!

Hi all,
  I received my official cover art from EC for Controlling Interest! It looks great and brings in the 1-800-DOM-help business card too.

They did a great job creating another seriously hot cover for me!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Controlling Interest: NEW RELEASE for a New Year!

I'm so excited. While cruising the EC "coming soon" pages, I found THIS entry...


My book is listed with a release date of January 28, 2011.  Woo Hooo! Doing a Happy Dance for a very Happy New Year!!!


Happy New Year to all!