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The Divas’ Week of WIPS

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15124939_mThis week, we Divas thought we’d share a page from our current works-in-progress. Books we’re working on that may be months away from release, that may be a part of an ongoing series, or a total stand alone.

Just a raw page, completely unedited, to whet your appetites. If you like what you read, I know our fragile writers’ egos will love a thumbs-up. And if you have any questions about what you’ve read, I also know we’d love you to ask them. We really do love to chat about what we’re writing.

So to kick things off, here’s a page from (one of) my current WIP(s). It’s working title is The Doc and the Fiery. Yes, I’m 100% certain that title WILL change before it’s release.

It’s a complete standalone and will be included in an upcoming m/m compilation called Out for You available June this year.

Ready? (Remember, it’s totally unedited so there’s bound to be mistakes aplenty)

Oh, and I should also point out it’s a tad…err…naughty.

Head swimming, balls throbbing, Flynn drove his hand deeper into David’s trousers, cupping David’s balls even as he tugged his wrists higher above his head and plundered his mouth with savage hunger.

Six months he’d been denied the man. Six months of aching for him, craving him. There was no holding back now he had him once more.

Lashing his tongue against David’s, he took possession of David’s cock again, squeezing its engorged width.

David whimpered, shoving his hips forward in a silent demand for more.

With a growl, Flynn broke the kiss, pinning David’s wrists harder to the lift’s wall as he stared into his eyes. “What are the chances of someone getting in before we reach your floor?”

David’s nostrils flared. His chest heaved. “High. I’m surprised we haven’t stopped already.”

“So if I drop to my knees and blow you now, we’ll likely get busted?”

“We will,” David rasped.

Flynn slid his palm back down to David’s balls and gave them a quick squeeze. “If I said I didn’t give a fuck?”

David’s eyes fluttered closed. Pleasured pain etched his face. “Flynn…”

“I am going to make you suffer for what you did to me, Ennis,” Flynn ground out, kneading David’s balls with increasing pressure. “You know that, right?”

Another groan fell from David, ripe with desire and need. “I do.”

Sucking in a steadying breath, all too aware he balanced dangerously on the cusp of taking David right there in the lift, Flynn slowly withdrew his hand from David’s pants.

David moaned in protest. Shoved his hips forward to rub his erection against Flynn’s. Strained against Flynn’s hold of his wrists.

“Look at me, Ennis,” Flynn commanded, reveling in the raw need on David’s face.

Grinding his cock harder to Flynn, David opened his eyes and met Flynn’s stare.

Flynn wrapped his fingers—loosely—around David’s throat. Christ, he was but a mere heartbeat away from losing control. “I. Am going to make. You suffer.”

A ragged moan tore at David’s chest. “I want you to. I want you to do whatever you want to me.”

So that’s a random page from my current WIP.

Thoughts?

If My Book Was A Movie…

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I thought this week it would be fun for the Divas to pick any one of their books and cast it for a new Hollywood blockbuster. (Can you imagine the casting couch!!) We get to say who we’d like to star in the movie, and then YOU GUYS get to say who YOU’D cast.

What do you think? (Yes, this has been inspired by the Oscars. Yes, I saw Neil Patrick Harris in his tighty whities. Hee hee hee)

Okay, I’m going to kick the week off with MY movie (and I reckon most of you will be surprised with the book I’ve picked). Ready?

Dark Destiny (aka Death, the Vamp and his Brother)

The tagline…

When it comes down to love or duty, pick a side—and pray your heart survives. 

The synopsis…

Death exists for one purpose and one purpose only: to sever the life-threads of the living. She does her job with pride and an unwavering commitment. Nothing ruffles her. Until she encounters Patrick Watkins.

The Australian lifeguard pushes all her buttons—and makes her tailbone itch like crazy. And when her tailbone itches, it means trouble is brewing. Big trouble.

As far as Patrick’s concerned, everything Death tells him is a load of bull. But what if she’s right? How is he expected to save mankind from the worst fate of all—the Apocalypse? Especially when all he can think about is how quickly he’s falling in love with the most feared Horseman of them all…

The poster…

The cast…

Patrick

chris-hemsworth-4Chris Hemsworth. For two reasons. One, he’s a bloody hot Aussie who can do simmering rage and relaxed humour (Patrick through and through) and two…err…see reason one. *grin*

Ven

Ven is Patrick’s OLDER brother, but because he was turned to a vampire quite a few years ago, he now looks like Patrick’s younger brother…and it would make sense to cast Chris Hemsworth’s younger brother as his older (albeit immortal…ish) one. See? Sound logic?

Death (aka Fred)

Death, the Grim Reaper, the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse…call her what you will, but she tends to call herself Fred. And the only person I can see playing her with the right level of devilish fun and yet menacing danger is Scarlett Johansson (with pitch black hair).e3c687f15d84498ecd73514d208beb86

Pestilence

Gotta be Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In sleazy, whiney mode. Perfect.

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Now… it’s your turn. Who would you cast in Dark Destiny (or, what other book of mine would you make into a movie and who would you cast?) Go…

🙂

The Divas Take Over The Australian Romance Readers Convention

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arrc2015_banner_dark_200x200Yes, yes we are.

All four of us Divas are not only signing books at the Australian Romance Readers Convention in Canberra from May 6-8, but we’re also speaking on a variety of panels. Cause we are bloody awesome.

I’m speaking on the Rockin’ Our World panel which looks at rockstar romances and Out of the Closet, a panel about GLBT romances and the issues faced by the characters in them.

Rockin’ Our World

Hot, sensitive and unyielding, rockstars are the wild men (and women) of the contemporary romance scene. For many people their first object of adoration was long haired guy with the mic belting out stories of love, lust, and heartbreak, or the silent and mysterious type strumming his bass. It’s no surprise that rock stars have become such a popular addition to romance readers shelves.

Rockstars can rock a stage, and the readers! Join Lexxie Couper, Nalini Singh, Kylie Scott and Eden Summers as they share their entry point into the rock lifestyle, sources of inspiration, and how they turn a character’s band into a family unit to spawn multiple storylines. What’s next in their series, who do they love reading, and what rock star they would like to rock their world?

Out of the Closet

The panel will explore how queer romances are safe spaces to read and learn about difference and how being able to identify with a queer character in fiction breaks down barriers. We will also discuss the rising popularity of queer romance and its significant similarities with other genre romance. We will be looking at the whole spectrum of queer romance—m/m, f/f, bisexual, trans*, genderqueer, etc. Delegates will leave the session knowing that queer romance is accessible to all.

Bring your pens—there will be book recs!

I’m going to let the rest of the Divas share info about their panels (cause I’m nice like that), but for now I’d like to invite you all to come see us at ARRC. Trust me, this is one fun, friendly convention.

Lexx

Love Is…

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tumblr_n7cbt2X7tW1rxs1r1o1_500Being the week leading up to Valentines Day, I figured it might be fun to see how many awesome quotes about love we can collect.

I’m going to start the ball rolling with my favourite. I have no idea who the author of the quote is, but I like their style.

Stop waiting for Prince Charming. Get up and find him. The poor idiot may be stuck in a tree or something.”

Add your favourite quote about love to the list in the comments. Who knows…one person may get a surprise present on Valentines Day (hee hee hee)

What’s So Hard About Being An Adult? Oh….right…..

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Coming NEXT WEEK from my writing alter-ego, Cherie M Hudson…

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Did I mention Momentum Books/Pan Macmillian signed not only the first book in my New Adult romance, Uncondtional, but its two follow-ups, Unforgettable AND Undeniable?
Pre-order now from…
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Some of The Places My Characters…Get It On

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1100132775lustContinuing the Down Under Divas “Variety is the Spice of Life” exploration into the locations of sex acts started by Sami Lee last week, I share with you some of the places my characters have, well, to put it delicately “bumped uglies”. When I was composing this list it made me realise just how…unhinged my imagination can be 🙂 Thank God my mum doesn’t read anything I write.

Can you remember which books and which characters are the ones featured in this list? Hee hee hee…

LEXXIE’S CHARACTER SEX LOCATION LIST

In a billabong
On a table outside
On a kitchen counter
In a cloud (complete with cloud wrist and ankle restraints)
In a bookshop
On the snow-covered Rockies
In a helicopter
In the cockpit of a plane
On a grand piano
On the roof top of the Sydney Hilton
In a space ship
In a cage
On a Ducati
In a limo
On a park bench
On a soccer field
In an abandoned cafeteria
In a BDSM dungeon
Against the wall in an alley
On a balcony
In a Qantas First Class Lounge shower
Behind and under a desk
In the air (they were dragons at the time *grin*)
In an ice cave
In a cave cave
In a rainforest
On a blackjack table
In a caravan on a film set
On an ancient religious altar
In a limousine
Against a tree outside the home of the Prime Minister of Australia
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Okay, can anyone add to this list? What/where have I missed?

**********CONTEST**********

This week each Diva will be putting up their list of character sex locations (yes the list has an official name). Each day any commenter who can match up at least one of that author’s books with its corresponding sex location will go in the draw to win a set of four backlist books–winner’s choice, one from each of us. So for eg you might say that that Lexxie’s sex in a Qantas First Class Lounge shower scene is from Balls Up (I gave that one away because that book hasn’t released yet!). Do you get the picture? Match up as many or as few as you can.

C’mon…what better reason to think of sexy deeds, ‘eh?

FIVE ALARM ALPHAS! When Scorching Isn’t Hot Enough…

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Are you ready to feel the heat? Or should that be, are you ready to get hot for a fireman…or eight? ‘Cause the Five Alarm Alphas box set is NOW AVAILABLE!

And for a limited time, it’s only .99c!

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Amazon – http://tinyurl.com/orguolc
Barnes and Noble – http://tinyurl.com/ncm73up
All Romance – http://tinyurl.com/kxhkyu2
iBooks – http://tinyurl.com/ohl3jfn

Blackthorne ~ Available Now

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“And all that’s left is the ghost of your smile…and the whispers in the night…”

Okay, not really, but with the release of Blackthorne, the Heart of Fame series has come to an end. For those that have been with me from the beginning of this journey through Nick Blackthorne’s world, I thank you. For those new to the Heart of Fame series, I hope you enjoy Blackthorne (it totally can be read as a stand-alone).

For those that are sad the series has come to an end (I know there are at least one or two of you out there) don’t worry. While the series may be finished, there are still plenty of stories to be told in the Heart of Fame world.

It All Began With Tropical Sin…

A long time ago I wrote a novella called Tropical Sin. It was part of the Bandicoot Coveseries, along with books from Jess Dee and Vivian Arend. In Tropical Sin, the readers got to meet a disallusioned rock star called Nick Blackthorne. Nick was only ever meant to be in that one book. But he wouldn’t shut up and before I knew it, I was writing his story, Love’s Rhythm, the first book in the Heart of Fame series. Who would have thought there would be 7 more to follow…
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And so we come to the last book of that series. Book Eight. Blackthorne. For those of you who have been with me from the beginning of the series, this is Josh’s book. Josh, who we first met as a 15 year old small-town country boy who’d grown into his teenage years without knowing who his father was. Suffice to say, I shed quite a few tears while writing this book.

Rhythm is in his genes. She is in his heart.

Caitlin Reynolds doesn’t care if the rock star lookalike trying to get into her bar is who he says he is. Sticking to the rules is a big reason the Chaos Room is the hottest velvet rope in Sydney.

Okay, so he’s freaking hot, but she’s been ignoring her hormones since her fiancé left her to go be a doctor in Somalia and then went missing.

After a shattered knee ended his promising soccer career, it seemed only natural for Josh Blackthorne to follow in his father’s rock-god footsteps. Now he’s a megastar, lusted after by women—and men—the world over. But he’s been in lust with Caitlin since he saw her picture years ago.
When Caitlin realizes Josh is who he says he is, she’s the first to make it right. But no matter how badly his seduction makes her want to melt into his arms, there’s a ghost hanging over their heads. A ghost who turns out to be not so legally dead after all…

Product Warnings
Contains a rock star who’s livin’ the dream and livin’ it large, a self-made businesswoman with a weakness for a cheeky smile, and a red-hot battle of tormented wills. May stimulate a desire to throw your panties onto the nearest stage.

A Snippet

He kissed her silent. Stole the rest of her ridiculous statement with a soft brush of his lips over hers.

No tongue, not even enough pressure to really feel. Just a feathering of his skin against her skin, just a lingering melding of their breaths.

He held her, aligned their hips, pressed the steel pole of his erection to the soft curve of her sex and silenced her protest with a kiss softer than the caress of a butterfly wing.

For a perfect moment, Caitlin forgot the weird reality of her life and lost herself in that kiss.

For a perfect heartbeat-long moment.

And then it was over.

He drew his head away from hers, seeking out her eyes with his gaze. “Or maybe,” he whispered, his voice a little shaky, “you just wanted me to do that?”

Pressing her palms to his chest, Caitlin pushed him away.

Heat filled her cheeks. “Boy, have you got an ego. I didn’t want you to do that.”

Liar.

Josh seemed to agree with the traitorous little whisper inside her head. He let out a low laugh, an entirely devious sound her body reacted to with entirely too much need. “Ego or not, I think you did. And I think you liked it as much as I did.”
You can buy Blackthorne now from Samhain PublishingAmazonBarnes and NobleKobo and iBooks

The Cover War Continues…

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First, Jess declared HER covers were the most gorgeous out there. Then Sami joined in the delusion by declaring HER covers the best. Now, it’s my turn to bring this cover war to an end. By sharing with you MY latest covers.

Ready?

ComplianceCoverThis one is for Compliance, a story for the Heart of Fame world, which is available now for only .99c (and was originally part of the Down and Dirty box set) You can buy Compliance at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Kobo and iBooks.

Then, there’s THIS one. Is that a sexy firefighter’s chest or what? My story in the Five Alarm Alpha box set is called Combustible and, like Compliance, is set in the Heart of Fame world (those of you who have read Muscle for Hire may recognise the hero of Combustible. Hee hee hee)

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And finally, there this one…the cover for Breathless for You, the first book in the new Outback Skies series, which is an off-shoot of the Heart of Fame series and is available from Jan 20 next year. Whoa, that’s one very delicious man right there, yes?

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Sooooo, what do we all think? Hot covers, or what? Tell me which one your favourite is and why and I’ll draw a winner from the hat and that person can pick any ebook from my backlist they want 🙂

 

Lexx

 

My Current Crush – Jamie Fraser

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And by crush, I mean oh my God I can’t stop wanting to throw myself into the show and attack him until we are both sated

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If you’re not watching Outlander do so. Now. And if you haven’t read the books by Diana Gabaldon start ASAP!!

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