Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Spiral by Nikki Watson!

'Spiral' is a Contemporary Romance by Nikki Watson,

Available at Aphrodite's Apples.
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When Elena loses her first love, it breaks a part of her, and changes her for a time. She begins to use all those who had been close to her, all those she loved, and suddenly turns away from them, bringing herself into a kind of downward spiral. 'Spiral' is a story that doesn't end in a conventional HEA; it's a Hopeful Ever After, as opposed to a Happily Ever After, but the main character does find a sense of peace in herself before the end.


A song was playing, but Elena didn't really listen to it. She was hearing a different beat in her head, one that echoed with the sensation of too much alcohol drunk in too little a time, mixed with the intoxication of dancing front to front with Stephanie.

Her eyes trailed around the room in distant interest, mainly trying to see where those wolf whistles were coming from. What she caught sight of was Timoth standing, watching from the sidelines, but not partaking. His eyes had taken in how she and Stephanie were dancing together. Elena and Stephanie turned a half circle in their dance, and Elena extended her arm invitingly to Timoth.

Del's attention was already fully taken over by a boy. He had taken up the position of dancing behind her. Both his arms wrapped around her possessively and his eyes stared down her body—breasts, shoulders, bare midriff and fishnet-stockinged legs— from over her shoulder. Del had an expression of bliss on her face as she closed her eyes and gave herself to the wandering hands of her boy as they edged up slightly under the clothing covering her top, and touched bare skin. The boy was pressed up flush against her, with plenty of room still behind him, and the way they were making love on the dance floor made Elena, with Stephanie, feel positively chaste.

Timoth advanced towards Elena and Stephanie, not even looking at Del and her boy as she passed them. Stephanie pointed them out happily to Elena, saying in her ear that this was the boy Del had been trying to get the interest of, ever since she had moved to Christchurch. Elena was amused, remembering Del's former cynicism when they had been together in Ireland. It seemed more than what was on the surface had changed since Ireland.

Arriving behind Elena, Timoth reached out to grasp Elena's hips and draw her back to him, starting to grind his body against Elena, and she pulled an expression of mirth at Stephanie. Rising her eyebrows in response to the challenge, Stephanie stepped closer to Elena again, and the three of them started dancing against each other.

The music changed to something with a harsher beat, and at the start, Elena wasn't quite sure how to respond to that. Timoth was the one who solved that problem, with a direct hold on her hip with one hand, followed by his other hand gripping her just at the side of her breast. His third movement was a pelvis thrust against her butt, pulling her towards him with his other holds on her, and the beat of the music working to his advantage. Stephanie had a hold on both of Elena's hands, trying to draw a willing Elena closer towards her, but Timoth's hold was too firm. She writhed against the feel of him at the back of her, attempting to draw Stephanie towards her if she couldn't be drawn closer to Stephanie. Stephanie stepped forward, kissing Elena on the lips. Then she let go of one of Elena's hands and waved at Elena, before relinquishing her other hand, quietly reminding Elena that she had known Timoth far too long to find the idea of the three of them wrapped in each others' limbs sexy, and stepping off the dance floor, leaving Elena and Timoth alone.

His hold on Elena didn't loosen. Her head leaned back against him, gasping at the painful pull he inflicted upon her body in his firm grasping to get her closer against him. They danced against each other shamelessly, perspiring after several sets, not from the mindless jumping around that most others on the floor indulged in, but from the sexual tension between the two of them. In the moments that she had his attention, that was the only thing that mattered.

Readers can contact Nikki at Aphrodite's Apples:

Or her blog:

Nikki wrote, "I'm more than happy to have people contacting me and friending me. I love to hear from anyone interested in my books or in writing. Thank you."

Nikki Watson.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Charade by Sabrina Luna


A D/s Erotica Fantasy
By Sabrina Luna

Now Available at Aphrodite's Apples

Through a mutual agreement, Dixie becomes the protégéof Mitchell Wilcox, a gentle, but firm benefactor.Under his loving guidance, Dixie explores theboundaries of her sexual fantasies and her mostintimate desires.


“What is your name, girl?” Samson spoke, his voice rumbling through the silence and breaking through her churning thoughts.

He moved towards her. His movements were feline and full of grace. The dark-haired man was wearing no more than a pair of loose fitting gold lameslacks and a bejeweled pair of sandals on his feet. The soft lighting of the room played over the fineform of his muscles as they moved under his flesh. He was taut and fit, a prime example of the male physique.

Dixie felt the heat once again consume herbody. Her nipples stiffened in response to his gaze,as if begging for Samson’s attention.“Dixie, sir.”

“Dixie?” His eyes gleamed as a smile tugged at the corners of his mouth. “I’ve heard of you. You are the protégé of Mr. Wilcox; am I correct?”

“Yes, sir.”

“I am Samson, a pupil of Lady Athena, whom you’ve already had the pleasure of meeting this evening.” The husky man stood in front of her, filling her vision with his strong presence. “It will be a real pleasureto play with you, Miss Dixie.”

“Thank you, Samson, sir.” Dixie meekly replied.

An uncomfortable silence fell between them. The air in the room seemed to shimmer as the classical background music washed over her senses. Her own impatience unnerved her. She was tired of the soirée and the‘club rules’. All she wanted was to go home. Home?

The mere thought of returning back into Mitchell’s arms made her heart skip a beat. Her benefactor made her feel special, loved and cared for. His home was where she felt she truly belonged.

With quiet resolve, Dixie decided to be patient and play along…it was the onlyway.

“You are very beautiful, girl,” Samson’s polite etiquette dissolved, the look in his eyes revealing a man on the very edge of lust.

Dixie noticed the unmistakable oblong shape in his pants. It was solid and pressing against the fine fabric. Dixie drew a deep breath and quickly drew her gaze away from the man’s crotch.

Samson chuckled. “And I see that you have a lusty eye, too.”

Dixie blushed, feeling the warm tingle of embarrassment wash over her from head to toe.

Samson stepped behind her. The man’s large hand slid effortlessly around her waist, pressing her nakedness against him. His flat, firm palm pressed against the softness of Dixie’s belly. The warmth from Samson’s hand subliminally branded her as his play toy. Dixie felt powerless in the larger man’s shadow. Samson’s breath was hot on her ear as he drew his fingers up to her nipple rings and gave the circlet of gold a tender, yet firm tug.

Dixie let out a low moan as pain bittersweetly mingled with pleasure. The sensual shockwaves rippled through her entire body.

“So, how do you suppose I should correct you, girl?”

“I-I don’t know, sir.” Dixie whispered in a shaky voice.

The animalistic heat that radiated from the sensual man had sent a current of pure desire riveting through her. As she tried desperately to get her bearings, the door to the room clicked open. Its sudden opening startled Dixie, but she dared not turnaround.


Sabrina Luna

Spicy Romance with a Touch of Magick

CHARADE A D/s Erotica Fantasy

Now Available at Aphrodite's Apples

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Torrid Teaser Volume 21

Hello everyone!

Today is my turn for the LUST Anthology author spotlight. I've decided to put up the one I have coming out February 1st!

Torrid Teaser Volume 21 has two stories. Sex Machine by me & Her Alien Lover by Michelle Marquis. Here's the cover & a little about the stories. Enjoy!!!

Torrid Teaser Volume 21 Sex Machine by Cheri Valmont & Her Alien Lover by Michelle Marquis

Sex Machine by Cheri Valmont

If android technician, Teena Andrenas doesn't find a mate before she turns thirty, she’ll be forced to take one. When she gets the chance to repair one of the legendary Zand pleasure ‘droids he offers her one thing she cannot resist: the chance to meet the man responsible for creating the famous ‘droids, and the first Zand pleasure ‘droid ever designed.
When the intriguing Teena invades Zand Gorsend’s office, he is amused by her mistaken impression. Amusement soon turns to passion, when, during her ‘observation’ of him, the two end up in each other’s arms.
Can Zand convince Teena he is real, and meant to be her one, true mate?

For more info on Cheri, visit:

Her Alien Lover by Michelle Marquis

When Jenna volunteers to work as a biologist on the alien world of Puma, it’s not only the local plant life that fascinates her. Because stationed on this world is a gorgeous alien colonel, and he’ll require a little close study himself,--and the closer for Jenna the better.

Michelle’s website address is

To purchase:

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Witch Stone by Brenda Williamson

Our next LUST Anthology author is the prolific, Brenda Williamson. This terrific lady will be hosting the LUST Anthology bash on January 27th at her popular yahoo group, Brenda Williamson Romance Party.

by Brenda Williamson

Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
Electronic: ISBN: 978-1-59374-707-7Print ISBN: 978-1-59374-706-0

Azrielle Marris, a young witch not fully in charge of her powers, goes out one night using the magic of astral projection, and lands into danger. After crashing into an attractive man, she soon finds herself in bed with a passionate lover. When he leaves, claiming they can never be together again, she's left heartbroken, and yet, hopeful that she can change his mind.Bram Latimer is a witch of a coven in charge of Wicca law. While investigating the mysterious deaths of witches, he meets the woman meant to carry his seed. There's an unwritten rule against emotional involvement. However, not even Bram anticipated the intense connection, and he challenges the high council's orders to abandon the woman he loves.In the end, Azrielle wins Bram's heart, and he proves rules can be broken, when he dies to protect all that he loves.


The charming characters in The Witch Stone will captivate the readers. Azrielle and Bram are intriguing as they struggle to balance what they feel against destiny. The two have a very intense physical relationship and are able to form a lasting emotional bond that is touching. I enjoyed that Azrielle a young witch was willing to do whatever it takes to help Bram achieve his destiny. ...Tewanda, Fallen Angel Reviews Rating: 4 angels


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Wicked Moon by Emma Wildes

Our first featured LUST Anthology author is the very talented, Emma Wildes. Here's a lovely photo for those readers who like to know what their favorite authors look like. I know she's one of my favorite.

Wicked Moon:
Julia Cameron has lost her father and brother and is determined to thwart the man who murdered them. Yes, tying herself in marriage to the infamous Robbie McCray is a drastic step, but aside from his sinful reputation as a womanizing rogue, he also has the best sword arm in the Scottish Borders.
He wasn't looking for a wife, but being offered a fortune, plus the added bonus of Julia Cameron's compelling beauty, made the deal hard to resist. Robbie might be a little rakish and hard to tame, but he isn't stupid and knows a good gamble when the dice are tossed his way. Now, all he has to do is protect his lovely new wife from a ruthless killer...
A reckless border lord and a beautiful heiress fight a vicious battle with evil under a wicked moon...
Wicked Moon will be available Feb. 1st at
Bio: Emma Wildes is the award-winning and bestselling author of over twenty books. She loves to hear from her readers and invites you to visit her at

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Our guest author for January 20th!

Secrets and Sacrifices
By Diane M. Wylie

Release Date: September 30, 2006
ISBN: 0-9785368-5-1
Genre: Historical Romance
Time Period: 1863 to 1865

The Confederate army is starving and badly in need of clothing. Add to that the mounting numbers of battle casualties, a lack of medical supplies, and army surgeon, Captain Daniel Reid, of the Twenty-Fifth Virginia, knows he has to take action, no matter the consequences.

Charlotte Garrett loses her husband and her identity when she takes on the guise of a Southern soldier. Learning to march, fight, and even spit like a man is to be expected. But what she doesn’t expect to find is a situation that leads her into the arms of a new man and into big, big trouble with the North and South!

"In Secrets & Sacrifices, Diane Wylie gives the reader a well-written and haunting tale filled with tragedy, triumph, and the enduring power of love." Hannah Howell, New York Times Bestselling Author of Highland Lover.
"SECRETS AND SACRIFICES is a moving and tumultuous Civil War tale that lingers with the reader long after the story ends. Powerful!"Morag McKendrick Pippin BLOOD MOON OVER BRITAIN, BLOOD MOON OVER BENGAL, Leisure Books, Available Now!
" will lose your heart in Charlie and Daniel’s tale."Fallen Angels Reviews
"...a stunning and powerful read..." Marilyn Rondeau - RIO Reviewers International Organization

Monday, January 15, 2007

Our next guest author!

Welcome everyone,

Today our guest author is K.A. M'Lady who has a new release out with Mojocastle Press. Here's a little about her book:

Realm - Book I - To Tell of DarknessbyK.A. M'Lady

Rating: The Iron Maiden

Length: Scroll

Price: 4.99

ISBN: 1-60180-012-6

Horror, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal

Publisher: Mojocastle Press

Some Creatures are born of an existence where the lines of life and death, right and wrong are experienced only in shades of black and white. Existences where life is as simple as a mother's love, or a father's warm embrace. They live in relative safety behind their familiar walls with the warmth and comfort of hearth and home on some clean street in some rural community; where love is always present and the viloence of crime and man's depravity can't touch them; a place where evil and all the dark creatures that go bump in the night are just fairy tales told on stormy evenings to frighten you children in their dreams. But have you ever wondered what happens when the lines bleed and the creatures bump back? Ever wondered who is there in the dead of the night when the monster in the closet is real and he's come with a hunger? Worried, that he knows your name? My name is Rihker Tennai, in the Other World they call me Justice - and this is my Realm."Vampires, Ogres, Goblins and Weres! Talk about your other-worldlygenetically dysfunctional flamily. If I didn't need this blood in my veinsI might just consider giving it to some damn vamp." ~ Riker Tennai - Bounty Hunter

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Our first guest author!

Hello everyone,

Our first guest author in The Romance Room is Bonnie Clarke! She has a new release out this month from Whiskey Creek Press/Torrid. Here's the cover & a little about her book.

The Wrong Man

Deception, greed, and even the violent forces of nature couldn't keep them apart...
Cade Kildare was wild, untamable, sexy as hell, and definitely the wrong man for her.

Why couldn't Avia Rockwell just forget him and make the right marriage her father wanted for her?

If he never set eyes on that stubborn, infuriating piece of baggage again, Cade would be perfectly happy. Or would he? A determined bachelor, he didn't want any part of a proper young woman from a good family. The trouble was, Avia was not at all proper, and he knew it better than anyone. Yes, he should have never played with fire, but now that he was burned, he was addicted...

From the serene vineyards of Northern California's wine country to the catastrophe of the San Francisco earthquake, two lovers battle each other and the evil forces bent on tearing them apart

5 Angels
"I loved this book so much that it took my breath away for Bonnie Clarke did a remarkable job in bringing so much love, sadness and heartache to two people."
Lena C. Fallen Angel Reviews

For more info or to buy, visit:

Thanks for sharing, Bonnie!


The Romance Room by Cheri Valmont

Hello fellow lovers of Romance!

I've finally done it! Created my own blog. I'm hoping this will be a place that fellow lovers of reading and writing the romantic word will care to hang out. I want it to be a place where readers can drop by to see what's up on the new release front from some great romance authors.

Stand by! I'll have some new things posted very soon. And WELCOME!!!

~Cheri :)