Friday, 9 November 2012

Erotic Notions is on the #AHHop Autumn Harvest BlogHop



Fall
I dislike fall – okay yea – it's beautiful. See blog button at left.







But it leads to winter and that means cold and snow up here in Canada.

 I so much more prefer -







Cold and snow makes me want to hibernate – curl up next to the wood stove with a big hot chocolate and spend the day lost in other worlds and other people's lives. The hotter the read the better, to make me forget about the howling blizzard outside.

So today, I brought along 3 hot reads and a promise for # 4

Desperately unemployed, Arianne, answers an ad that reads Woman Wanted. With miniscule hours and excellent pay, she accepts the position of courtesan to Derek, a handsomely dashing man, whom she discovers is a billionaire. Engaging in a game of cat and mouse, will they drive each other crazy…or will they fall in love first?

(Free read - click on tab at top of page)
(Buy Link in free read)

"Go save your Grandmother." After learning her grandmother booked a cruise with a supposed gigolo and is squandering her inheritance, Esmeralda (Red) Hood boards Emerald Forest cruise ship to protect both. 

 Once there, Red slips and falls into the arms of Wilhelm Olf, a dark-eyed, continental who makes her body tingle. Stepping out of the elevator, she barges into Andrew Woodsman, a bumbling private school teacher on his first vacation cruise.

With her attention torn between the dissimilar but sexually-intriguing men and keeping watch over tequila drinking, rock wall climbing grandma, Red's cruise is filled with fun and erotic fantasies.

Grandmother's warning of Never trust a wolf in sheep's clothing leaves Red confused. Later, when she wakes up in a utility closet, hands and feet bound and emerald necklace missing, Red discovers the man she suspected is not only innocent but also the one she loves. (Free read - click on tab at top of page) (Buy link in free read)



Purchased to be trained as a courtesan, Branwyn arrives in a strange new land. A castle called Black Dorn. Her instructor, Duna Trea, is horrified by Branwyn's lack of knowledge of the relations between a man and his woman. Branwyn begins her daily lesson in the art of bedding a man.

Back from battle, Prince Malack rests near a brook to freshen before returning to the court of his father. His life is lonely. The noble woman chosen to be his bride rejected him and bedded his hated rival. Malack turned his anger and loneliness onto the focus of battle and increasing the power and wealth of Black Dorn.

Branwyn, lost and afraid, nears the handsome stranger standing by the brook and requests his help. Malack raises his eyes and his gaze settles onto the face of the woman who will be his queen. (Free read - click tab on top of page.)(Buy link in free read)




And an unedited excerpt from WIP - Capri's Fate. 

Traffic picked up as we neared the convention center. The driver wormed his way through the congestion and parked at the curb by the main entrance.
"Well it seems like a popular attraction." I paid the cabbie and we followed the crowd into the building. My feet froze to the sidewalk. I snapped my face in her direction. "Erotic Notions! The…the sex show!"
"Yup. Keep moving. You're blocking people behind us." Kat nudged my arm to urge me forward. "I pre-ordered tickets. You just need to pay."
"I'm not going in there." I moved to the side and placed my hands on my hips.
"Oh come on." Kat tugged my elbow. "It'll be fun. What else were you going to do tonight, Capri?"
"But, what if…." My stomach dropped to my knees.
"Don't say it. I know, what if someone sees us. Girl, we're over twenty-one. We've both been married and divorced. We’re thirty-three."
"Excuse me. Thirty-two until July."
"Thirty-two. Geesh. But still, I think we're labeled as cougar wannabees. Not old enough to be a cougar. Not young enough to be a cheerleader."
I opened my mouth to voice another valid complaint, but Kat shushed me with a perfect teenage roll of her eyes and the first logical thing she'd said all night. "If somebody sees us, they're in there too—d'uh!"
I think I should've had more wine at dinner. Kat directed me to the ticket kiosk and then in some blur of disbelief, I was standing inside the nation's biggest sex toy show.
The last consumer trade show I attended was for the company. It featured displays of state-of-the-art computers, software and how to make your office environmental and ergonomic. The dispassionate side of me said this was very much the same. Display booths lining the walkways with sales people pitching their wares.
The entire rest of my being said, "Run!" The wares here weren't technological. They were fruit-scented anal lube, blowup dolls, crotchless panties and…and…what the hell is that?
Kat grabbed my shoulder. "This is so exciting. I've always wanted to come to one of these. We get to do the private rooms."
"Oh! Uh, great." Words exited my mouth but my brain was still in shock.
"Come on, this way. We, also, get to use the V.I.P. area. Champagne and chocolate." Her voice rose two octaves.
Champagne! I could use a slug—I mean a sip. We showed our passes to a large security guard then sat at a table overlooking the convention area. A server placed two unbelievably tiny plastic glasses filled with champagne on our table and a plate of four chocolates. Who eats only four chocolates?
I snapped my fingers. "Waitress."
 She turned back toward our table.
With one hand, I picked up more champagne flutes and with the other I grabbed another plate of dark delight. "I paid seventy-five dollars for these tickets. These are mine."
She started to protest but I gave my best corporate-bitch stare down. She turned on her heel and left.

Now the fun part - the prizes - In ten words or less tell me which of my books you'd love me to send you. (I need the answer and your EMAIL)

Blog Hop Prizes - for each blog you post on - include your EMAIL - because you could win - 1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains 10+ paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!


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103 comments:

  1. It’s hard to say what exactly would be my Go-To Autumn Romance book. When I think real hard about it, I would have to say it has a sexy, strong, determined male that when it comes to love is just lost. Then there has to be a woman who is usually in need of help or needs to know what love and family is. Together they heal each other and love turns out to be their greatest gift. I also love a happy ending at this time of year, usually where the epilogue has them starting their own family to love and cherish. Oh….and definitely HOT loving too!

    Angelheart618@gmail.com

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  2. I would probably enjoy " A Kept Woman" - just because of the title and premise of the book. I like Fall but like you - I'm not big on winter ...lol. Thanks for the giveaway

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

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  3. I'd love "Black Dorn." I too hate Winter.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. lolz If we could just have spring and fall, that would be awesome! ;) I'm participating in the #AHHop too...so not sure if I can enter. But just in case... karenbynumbooks(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Thanks!

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway!! Super excited for this bloghop.
    I love the autumn!! Favorite season out of the 4. Love the changing of the leaves and the beautiful colors. The smells and freshness of the air...just refreshing!
    Black Dorn sound Amazaing!!!

    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Wonderful excerpts. Just think, if it wasn't for winter you probably wouldn't be writing erotica.

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    1. There's something I hadn't thought about.

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  7. Oh wow, Black Dorn sounds super steamy and really good!!


    booksconsidered[at]gmail[dot]com

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  8. I have a love/hate relationship with fall and winter. I love the colors, I love looking at the snow, but I'm not a fan of how cold it gets even though I get to pull out my sweaters and my boots. :) Your books sound amazingly hot!

    jinni_james@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm with you. Fall is beautiful. But I dislike t he cold.

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  9. Autumn is my favorite season! I like all the beautiful colors outside and the weather is not that hot anymore but not freezing cold either. It's just perfect! Thank you for the giveaway!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. I love Fall. But I agree with you about winter. Here on the west coast or should I say wet coast of Canada, the gray sky and rain makes me depressed after the 7th month, lol.

    Loved all of your excerpts.

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    1. 7 months of grey could get mind crushing.

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  11. Autumn represents cooler days after the heat of summer, and a good nights sleep in the cool

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  12. Sexy Red Hood sounds like my kind of read :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  13. I agree with everything you said!!!

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  14. Ha, I could totally see why you would hate Fall. :)

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    1. And I can see why you down in the southern US would love it.

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  15. A Kept Woman sounds like a really good read!!

    Sassychassy333@yahoo.com

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  16. I don't like winter but it doesn't stop me from enjoying fall.
    I would like to read A Kept Woman.
    bituin76 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  17. Black Dorn, because now I just NEED to know what happens :)

    I love fall because I enjoy baking, and the cooler weather puts me in the mood..to bake ;)

    thanks for the blog hop fun !

    Kym
    flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I love the cooler waether, but it doesn't seem to last very long.
    sqwalker2@gmail.com

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  19. i love the autmn with the nice breeze some night beautiful leaves with the trees and changing colors hot cocoa on some nights and always a good read thanks fo rthe chance to win angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

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  20. I would like to read A Kept Woman.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  21. Yes, you don't like winter, do you, D?

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  22. I'd love to read any of your books,as I haven't read any of them yet.
    tessa.bamberg@kolumbus.fi

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  23. Black Dorn.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  24. I also want to know more about your wip: Dragon fire.

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    1. So do I. Must finish other WIP - discovered I couldn't write 2 at a time - muse had a breakdown.

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  25. I love Autumn and Winter!! And your books, Daryl!! It'll be warm soon enough :) Thanks for the giveaway!!
    jennyrlowery(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks. It is Nov 10 by May 10th it'll start being warm. Sigh.

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    2. sexy red sounds like fun - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  26. Black Dorn
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

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  27. Fall is my favorite season, so I'm always a little surprised when people don't like it, but I see your point about the snow and all. I'm a bit of oddity because I like the snow and cold as well.

    Jyl22075 at gmail dot com

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  28. Black Dorn is the most interesting!

    Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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  29. I adore autumn because of the amazing colors, bundling up in sweaters, Halloween and my birthday! Autumn also means cuddling up with a good book and a cup of cocoa!

    grapeapril75(at)gmail(dot)com

    I love the hops cause of all the awesome new books I find to add to my to read list!

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    1. With a birthday in the fall - yes you would like it.

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  30. Love the cooler weather.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  31. I loved winter, growing up in Wisconsin, as we had so much snow. Kentucky gets "cold" but not so much snow. Autumn has always been my favorite season, whether I lived in Wisconsin, Florida, or Kentucky. I love the cooler weather! I love all things pumpkins and the smell of apple spices.

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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  32. I am with you on the cold and hybernating bit ..

    Black Dorn

    Beckey
    BeckeywhiteATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Bears have it figured out - hibernate!

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  33. where i live i love to watch the mountains changing colors. thanks for joining the hop.
    black dom
    Miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

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  34. A Kept Woman - I can relate :)
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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    1. Relate to my not liking the ocld - or relate to being a kept woman?

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  35. Thanks for the free reads. :)

    morebooksthanlivros@gmail.com

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  36. a Kept Woman and Black Dorn both sound fantastic!


    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  37. I curl up with a good book no matter what the weather is like all year round. I don't really have a favorite. Too any to count. I love many different genres so many different authors. But what I do love most of all are series. I love the fact that before a new release comes out I cn reread the series & get swept away all over again.

    tamstor3@aol.com

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  38. I love autumn with all the brilliant colors: oranges, yellows and reds of leaves. I love crisp, cool mornings where the sky is so blue it looks endless and the air is so fresh in your lungs. I love snuggling up in a warm throw on a cold autumn day with a good book. Of course, I love snuggling up with a good book about anytime of the year. I love Thanksgiving because it is a time to remember all the many blessings in my life and express thanks. I love baking spicy pumpkin pies with dollops of cream.

    I like stories of the unexpected. I also love the steamy passion but I hate mentioning favorite authors because the list is long. I appreciate the many styles authors use to weave stories of mystery, love, intrigue, preternatural and inspiration. I love reading because I can go anywhere, any time in my mind and imagine indescribable things.

    Thank you for this contest and the opportunity to be introduced to new authors.
    Gail djgandyfan@gmail.com

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  39. A Kept Woman sounds really good would love to read it!
    Thank you for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  40. Don't mind the winter, gives me a reason to stay in by the fire! Thanks for being part of the hop! I would love to read A Kept Woman.

    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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  41. I love Autumn for the leaves. I read lots of books as it gets colder.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

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  42. I love the Fall because of the football games and tailgating! And of course having a campfire with roasted hotdogs! Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway!

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

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  43. Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  44. Here in Cali the summers are so dreadfully hot and last thing you want to do is cook or eat anything warm,. So Autumn means the start of god comfort foods and baking, It means cuddling up and reading great books.Love it.
    peach_hugs@yahoo.com

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  45. I think I`d pick Black Dorn.
    Well, I love autumn - the colours and smells, and it also means that winter`s very close, and since I love winter, it`s just a very beautiful time for me (not to mention skiing and ice-skating outside and Christmas of course)! :)

    dita(dot)skarste(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I'm with you on the cold weather. I dislike winter but love Autumn. lisarayns at gmail dot com

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  47. Red Hood sounds divine.
    planterofhope(at)aol(dot)com

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  48. Black Dorn sounds HOT.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    lovesgamble at gmail dot com

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  49. I have Black Dorn and Loved it!!! I would love to read A Kept Woman. Thanks for being on the hop!
    mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  50. A Kept Woman, Love the cover and it sounds great.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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  51. Through the magic of picking a number between 1 and 45 - Cassandra is the winner of a copy of my twisted fairy tale- Sexy Red Hood. Her copy has been mailed to her.

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