Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What's New Wednesday ~ Satin Sheets in Space by Jessica Subject

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Danyka's unusual height and radiant red hair earn her the cold shoulder from any guy she approaches, unless he wants to experiment with a giant. So when her boss sets up on a one night stand, she hopes for a prince but expects the usual toad.

As a captivating stranger whisks her away from the ball and introduces her to his equally gorgeous brother, she fears her fantasies have become a nightmare. Has she finally given into impulse only to become a lab rat in an unknown world?

Available from Decadent Publishing and other ebook retailers.

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Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories.




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Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday Author Interview with Jessica E Subject

I want to thank my friend Jessica Subject for stopping by this week for the interview. It’s always fun to have friends here and this guarantees to be a great interview. So let’s get on with it. Grin. Hi Jessica!!

Describe yourself in three words.

Oh my gosh! No, kidding. I would say busy, and morning person. I always get more done in the morning. If I work on something at night, I usually end up rewriting it.

Wow. So the opposite of me. If I get up too early , I’m cranky for the rest of the day. I tried it and it didn’t work. Cast your book. Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why (send pictures!).

Oscar – Jude Law
Bo – James Franco
Delayna – Kat Dennings

These actors personify the characters as I imagined while writing the story.

Love me some James Franco. Sigh. Happy Sigh. What’s your favorite love scene from a movie?

Wow, I’ve never been asked that question before. I’d have to say Neytiri and Jake in Avatar. It’s very sweet and sensual, and so romantic. >

That was a good scene. Grin. What’s your wildest fantasy?

Hehe. Um, two of my recent releases touch on it. *grins* But honestly, my husband and I have a lot of fun together. With the kids though, we fantasize about a night out by ourselves.

Yeah, that tv show where the dad shouts, this is all we have! When the child is interrupting him having a quick smooch in the bathroom...yeah, welcome to my life. If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why?

That’s a hard one. My immediate thought was smell, but then there would be scents like roses and chocolate chip cookies that I would never experience again. And would food taste the same if we couldn’t smell it? Still, I think in the end, I would go with my sense of smell.

Isn’t that a hard question? Stumps me, too. Grin. What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid?

Really? My cheeks are warming just thinking about it. I hope my daughter doesn’t read this until she’s an adult. Well, I might have shown something to a neighbor boy. Got caught, and received a lecture, but didn’t get grounded.

Hey. We’ve all done those things we said, yanno, maybe that wasn’t good. Or maybe it was if you learned. Grin. Quickies, because there’s something so right in being bad!

Boxers or Briefs?

Boxer briefs

Top or Bottom?


Pajamas or nude?

Depends if kids are home. LOL

Hairy chests or smooth?


Alpha or Beta?


Want to know more about Jessica Subject?

Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories.




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And now a little about her latest release:

Cursed to live amongst several stone gargoyle statues, Oscar watches a young couple, yearning to participate in their sexual activities. For he has been away from his own lovers for over a year, and longs to touch and be touched again.

When he tumbles off the headboard onto the couple, he is released from the statue but must find a way home. His only thought: a ménage with the man and woman who freed him. But will they try something new to grant him his return passage, or leave him wandering Earth alone?

Now available from Decadent Publishing, Amazon, All Romance Ebooks & more!

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Book Video ~ Giving It Up ~ Amber Lin

Allie prowls the club for a man who will use her hard and then ditch her. Hey, it's not rape if she wants it. Instead she finds Colin, who looks tough but treats her tenderly, despite her protests.

He tempts her, but kindness and a few mindblowing orgasms aren't enough to put her back together again. Allie has no hope for a real relationship. Two years ago her best friend betrayed her in the worst possible way--she’d be stupid to trust a man again. Besides, she has her daughter to think of, the only good thing to have come from that dark night.

But when her rapist returns, threatening her sanity and custody of her daughter, Allie turns to Colin. Under his protection and patient touch, Allie begins to heal and learns to hope. Colin’s no saint, though, and his criminal past draws danger of its own. Allie must fight to protect her child and the man she loves, hoping her newfound power will be enough to save them all.


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Amber married her high school sweetheart, birthed a kid who’s smarter than she is, and spends her nights writing down her dirty thoughts. In other words, life is good.







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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sexy Cover Saturday ~ Druid Mine by Kerry Vail

Anya’s wish for a normal date—away from the old man she is caretaker for—comes true in unexpected ways when she finds herself whisked to an ancient Irish stone circle on solstice eve.

Carrick’s decision to follow the path to become an Ovate druid has not come lightly, and he plans to spend the solstice eve in meditation unless fairies or evil spirits disrupt the circle. When a feisty girl walks right up to the fire, more than sparks fly.

They each seek healing and a connection, but the darkness of summer is short, and once the solstice sun breaks through the circle at dawn, the magic of the night will be over. Even Madame Eve can’t stop the day from rising.


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Kerry holds a BA in English: Writing and Editing with a minor in Classical Studies from NC State University. She has extensive freelance editing experience, and teaches various fiction writing classes at a local college. She’s been an Associate Editor with Entangled Publishing for over a year. In addition to editing, Kerry writes and has published science fiction, romantic fantasy, and paranormal romance. In her free time, she is a professional costumer, artist, cat collector, and guitarist.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Release Day for Sugar Walls!

Megan let me hijack her blogging day so I could officially announce that my latest (very) short story, Sugar Walls is available from The Wild Rose Press (Wilder Roses)!  You can find it here!

When Emilie is dumped by her boyfriend, best friend Jack Voss offers a shoulder and a place to live--the other side of his duplex. He’s always there, fixing her problems, her car, her sink. Emilie doesn’t know what she’d do without him, or with the feelings she’s having for him. His shoulder doesn’t just offer comfort anymore; his touch is a turn-on. Their shared wall is the only thing keeping them from sharing a bedroom—and fanning the flames might risk breaking something that Jack can’t fix.

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A glance back down at the man who was driving her crazy nearly made her moan. He shifted, his ass moved and his thighs flexed as he crawled forward a few inches. The denim of his worn jeans hugged him as tightly as Em dreamed of doing and, before she had time to think about it, she took a step Forward, hands outstretched to snatch hold of the prize. She stopped herself just in time and tucked her hands behind her back to keep from doing something stupid.

“So, Jack?” Her voice was tight with desire and discomfort.

“Hmm?” He peeked at her over one shoulder, a smile in those midnight blue eyes, then quickly returned his attention to the pipe.

“Almost done?” She hoped so, because at this rate, she’d come just from thinking about him.

“Nearly there. Leak’s almost plugged.”

I’ve got a leak you can plug. Her panties soaked with more cream than any one woman should have when she envisioned him plunging into her, filling her pussy with his hard cock. Heat rushed up her neck, and her heart pounded so loudly, surely he could hear it. Dear God. She tried to picture herself in a cold shower to kill some of the heat but cursed again when he joined her there in her mind and slid soapy hands over her damp skin, across her breasts, and down her—

“There.” His voice jolted her out of the hot daydream, and she jumped an inch off the floor. He backed out from the cupboard and turned to smile at her. “All fixed.”

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Friday Fun...on Thursday?!?!

So it's Thursday and I can already tell what you're thinking. Isn't Thursday, Mysti's day? Usually, it is. But, I'm being a good friend because tomorrow is her release day. It is! Sugar Walls comes out tomorrow. So, in celebration of her release day, I gave her tomorrow to post. I'll post on her day.

And since the theme is new release books, I thought I'd write a spotlight on my newest release, Wild Flower. Have you read the others in the Glow series? Well, this one is a spin-off and features the fans. I'd always planned to run with the series as long as it let me and as long as the readers wanted to read about the characters, so this one is the first jumping off point--sort of. The fan stories aren't just fans and have other lives outside of the band. There are connections. A band needs a lot of peripheral help and work.

So here's a little about Wild Flower and a hot excerpt!!

BIN: 05874-01884
Word Count: 17K
Page Count: 58
Price: $3.99
Editor: Katriena Knights
Cover Artist: Reneé George
Genres and Themes: Erotic Romance, Novella, Paranormal, Magic, Werewolves

She's the key to his destiny, if he's willing to embrace a position of power.

Ansen doesn't believe he's alpha material. He lives life on his own terms and keeps feelings out of the equation -- until a chance meeting at a Glow concert turns his world upside down.

Willow likes having all access to her favorite band. She lives in the shadows and keeps the band's fan site running without fail. But one glimpse of the dark stranger proves there's more to life than a laptop screen.

But is he too much of a gamble if her heart is the ultimate prize?

And now for that excerpt!!

"Yeah." Willow reached between their bodies and massaged the bulge in his pants. His eyelids drooped and his lips parted. The muscles in his jaw tensed. She popped the button on his jeans and tugged his zipper. His cock poked out of the opening in his boxers. She wrapped her fingers around his erection and stroked him.

"Shit, that feels like heaven." Mr. Handsome kept one arm around her and fumbled in his pocket with his other hand. He let go of her and took a condom from his wallet. Good thing one of them had thought about protection. A bit of her gumption melted away.

"Never want to hurt you." He nuzzled her neck, rubbing his nose over her skin. "Ever." He placed the condom in her hand. "Please?"

Willow took the hint and sheathed him. She shifted, yanking her skirt up out of the way. He stroked the length of her inner thigh.

"Fuck," he bit out and grasped her hips. He hiked her flush to his chest and moved her panties to the side. His cock throbbed against her clit, sending shivers through her body.

"Fuck me." Willow rested her forehead on his.

"No." He buried his face in the curve of her shoulder. The word vibrated her nerve endings. "Making love to you."

She opened her mouth to correct him and he took her breath away when he entered her. Willow gasped at the tight fit. She whimpered and rocked her hips, sending him deeper into her pussy.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What's New Wednesday ~ Quality Assurance by Cheryl Dragon

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Lucky Springs Series, Book Five

The most popular girl in school, Ashley Tassin wanted a life in the big city but fate brought her back to Lucky Springs, where the factory’s expansion has created jobs and lured a lot of men to the town. Working with a foursome of hot guys who are in a relationship and want to add a woman is very tempting to Ash. However, two of the men went to high school with her and one holds a grudge.

Eli Hollier was a geek and now he’s a sexy genius. The four hatch a plot to teach the former head cheerleader a lesson for rejecting Eli long ago. But what starts as friends with benefits turns into something more. Falling for Ash is easy, but for it to end happily, they must bury the past and start fresh.

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A lover of unusual things, Cheryl Dragon enjoys writing unique stories with sinfully hot erotic romance. Her two favorite settings are Las Vegas and New Orleans… where anything can happen! Cheryl lives in the Chicagoland area with her deaf albino cat.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Boots and Leather by Myla Jackson - Interview and Giveaway!

Here at the Menagerie, we're thrilled to welcome author Myla Jackson on tour with her HAWT menage, "Boots and Leather" from Samhain Publishing.  Folks, read through her interview and comment because you could win an eBook copy of Sex Ed or or Boots and Chaps! Myla is giving one away to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Want more chances to win a yummy book?  Click here for her list of tour stops.

Now... let's get down to business.

Myla, describe yourself in three words.

Wicked, fun, creative

I do like the sound of those!  Now, cast your book. Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why.

Libby:  Emma Stone - She's a red-head and kick-ass like Libby.

Mark and Luke - Joe Manganiello (from Magic Mike) - he's tall, dark and could be made up to look like Kiowa Indian Cowboys. Of course there would have to be a double in the sex scenes since Joe would have to play both twins! If not him, the Siva from THE WANTED. He's got the face, just gotta be sure he's tall enough. Whew, hot!

What’s your favorite love scene from a movie?

I love a love scene that hits you in the heart. Ones like in Affair to Remember when he discovers she's paralyzed. In You Got Mail when Meg Ryan sees Tom Hanks and is glad it's him. I also loved in The Ugly Truth when Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl get in the balloon and are arguing and before she realizes it, he's said he loves her. There are so many great love scenes and though I write sexy stories, it's not all about the sex that makes a great love scene. It's all about the heart. In BOOTS AND LEATHER, the best love scene in the book is when the twins offer themselves and an open door to Libby.

What’s your wildest fantasy?

Would love to lie naked on a beach with two guys who look like Joe Manganiellos or go to that pool in BOOTS AND LEATHER where the twins treat Libby to wet sex. I guess I write my fantasies. I love writing because I live my character's lives and live out their fantasies. What better job is there in the world?

I completely agree!  If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why?

I guess I never thought about losing a sense. I guess it would be the sense of smell, although I love to smell the scent of a man who's fresh from the shower, dripping and clean and I'm a foody who loves all the wonderful scents of cooking and who doesn't like the smell of a puppy or baby powder or the scent of freshly cut grass. Then again, I like to be able to see where I'm going and appreciate the art of a beautiful body (male or female) and the wonder of the snow-capped mountains. I like to hear what's being said, the sound of a baby crying, my children's voices when they call to say hello. I could go on about each of the senses and I try to use all of the senses to help my readers "see" from my characters' points of view. It makes the reading experience more real.

What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid?

As a teen, I went to my first bar when I was 15. It was the disco days of the 70's and I loved to dance. An older friend of mine dragged me off to the local VFW where we drank White Russians and danced with a couple of old guys. It was fun sneaking in and only the beginning of my run on the bars playing disco. Again, I loved to dance and wanted to go where the music was. That happened to be 40 miles away in Hot Springs, Arkansas where you could find me every Friday and Saturday night.

Time for some Quickies:

Boxers or Briefs? Boxers, things can hang looser, oh yeah!

Top or Bottom? Both! It's fun either way.

Pajamas or nude? Nude! Something sexy about lying nude on the sheets.

Hairy chests or smooth? Both! Love to see a sexy Greek god-like man with the smooth chest, but then I like to run my fingers through the coarse curls too.

Alpha or Beta? Both! I love a good Alpha with attitude and strength. But I love a sensitive guy who knows what it takes to please a woman.

Myla, thanks for being here with us today. Let's hear a little about "Boots and Leather" before you head out.

This biker chick longs for the open road…until two Kiowa cowboys shift her gears.

Eight months ago, Libby Jones parked her motorcycle in Temptation, Texas, to work at the Ugly Stick Saloon. Since then she’s grown to love the bar’s feeling of family, but now it’s time to hit the road. The longer she stays, the greater the risk her father’s investigators will track her down.

Yet she can’t resist taking the Gray Wolf twins up on their offer to go riding on their ranch. Even though getting involved should be the last thing on her mind.

Ever since Libby landed at the Ugly Stick, Mark and Luke Gray Wolf have been trying to capture her attention. She's blown them off at every turn, until now. Their plan: expose her to the delights only twins can provide—and persuade her to stay for the long haul.

Libby’s longing for a life she can’t have makes her delay her departure just a heartbeat too long. Her hesitation gives her past time to walk through the saloon door, and all hell to break loose. Now the twins have a fight on their hands to teach her that being free doesn’t mean she can’t let go of her heart.

Warning: Welcome back to the Ugly Stick Saloon. Pull up a chair and set a spell, you're gonna wanna hear this tale about two hot Kiowa twins and a leather-clad biker chick. Multiple partners, a little BDSM, and one skinny-dippin' scene so hot it’ll make the pages sizzle!

Audrey laughed. “Did Mark and Luke talk you into an outing?” She patted Libby on the back. “Babe, you’re in for a real treat.”

“That’s what they said.” A tingle of excitement threatened to grow inside Libby’s body.

A secret smile lifted Audrey’s lips. “The two of them are amazing together.”

Her frown deepening, Libby glanced across at her boss. “And you know that how?”

Audrey’s lips quirked upward in a smirk. “Did I tell you the story of how they got me and Jackson together?” She slipped her arm around Libby’s shoulder and walked her slowly into the bar.

“No, you didn’t.”

Audrey touched a finger to her own lips. “Hmm. Maybe I shouldn’t, and let you discover for yourself why those two are phenomenal.”

Libby’s core tightened, a wash of moisture trickling out of what she’d thought was her dried-up pussy, shocking her more than she cared to admit. She marched the rest of the way to the bar and took up her bar towel. “I’ve a good mind to cancel.”

“No way,” Audrey called out.

Her heart sped and pressure pushed against her chest, the sure signs of the beginnings of an anxiety attack.

Audrey laid a hand on her arm. “You have to go on that picnic. I promise you won’t regret it.”

Forcing a smile for the next customer, Libby muttered beneath her breath, “I think I already am.” Yeah, yeah. Then why did a shiver of anticipation spread throughout her body?

Myla Jackson pens wildly sexy adventures of all genres including historical westerns, medieval tales, romantic suspense, contemporary romance and paranormals with beasties of all shapes and sizes. When not wrangling words from her computer with the help of her canine muses, she's snow-skiing, boating or riding her ATV.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Cowboy Lust on tour! Interview! Giveaway!

The Menagerie welcomes M. Marie to the blog today on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions for the erotic anthology, "Cowboy Lust"!! I can't tell you how yummy that cover is -- I sure do love me a cowboy.... mmmmmm..... :::shivers with delight:::

Okay, tearing my eyes away and moving on to business *G* -- M. Marie let us ask all kinds of prying questions and answered every one! Take a look (and don't forget to read the excerpt!), then comment here because there are some serious prizes to be had. Check it out:

One randomly drawn commenter at each stop will win one of the following:

Cowboy Bad Boys (digital) by Randi Alexander
Reader’s Choice of any backlisted ebook by Lissa Matthews
Reader’s Choice of any backlisted ebook by Charlene Teglia during her stop
Reader’s Choice of any backlisted ebook by Cari Quinn (x4)
"I'll show you my e-reader if you show me yours" T-shirt (Large size) from Kimber Vale
Reader’s Choice of any backlisted ebook by Delilah Devlin during her stops (x2)
Signed copies of Cowboy Fever by Delilah Devlin to two winners
Love in Short Order (digital), a romance by Michael Bracken writing as Rolinda Hay
Stud (digital), an erotic romance by Michael Bracken writing as Rolinda Hay
Plus one randomly drawn commenter during the tour will win a $50 Amazon GC grand prize!!

Better, if you follow the tour, and keep commenting, you have more chances to win. All of her tour stops are listed here. Now, lets see what M. Marie has to say!

Describe yourself in three words.

I’m curious; I love learning new things, meeting people and traveling. I also really enjoy taking workshops and courses around Toronto, and I read voraciously. I’m also very passionate about my hobbies, my interests, and the people in my private life, of course. ;) I’ve also been told I can be carefree and a bit immature, although I prefer to think of myself as blithe. I love my life and the people in it. They make me happy and keep me feeling very young at heart.

I think that was more than three, but that's okay. We won't tell.  *wink* 

Cast your book. Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why.

I would cast Daniela Sea as Kennedy. Not only does she have the right muscular, athletic build, but she also has the fearless, proud look that Kennedy should have, as well as a more vulnerable side. My top choice to play Dawson would be Matt Bomer for three reasons: his body type and personality are a fantastic match for the character; he has the perfect smile that can be both charming and teasing at the same time; and, ultimately, because I have a feeling he would unbelievable in a pair of tight, dirty jeans and a cowboy hat!

He is a serious hottie!  Good choice.  What’s your favorite love scene from a movie?

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams’ rain-soaked kiss in the Notebook! I don’t watch very many romance movies, but that one really touched me. I could watch that film over and over again.

Wait, did you say you don't watch many romance movies?  :::shocked:::

Moving on.  What’s your wildest fantasy?

Honestly, nothing excites me more than threesome fantasies. I love the idea of two strong-willed, assertive lovers overwhelming and overpowering me at the same time, especially if there’s a bit of friction or tension between the pair before the action even starts! Be it two men, two women, or one partner of each gender, I could never say no to two confident, charming people at one time!

Mmmmmmm.... I rather agree.  

If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why?

I think I would have to sacrifice my sense of smell, because I can’t imagine my life without being able to read, write, listen to music, savor food, or embrace my partner. Besides, living in downtown Toronto, I have to put up with a lot more bad smells than good, so losing that sense might be an advantage for me!

What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid?

Nothing! I was a perfect angel… although I’m sure my sister could come up with a few horror stories about me. ;)

Together, we did get into a lot of mischief, but it was all harmless, innocent stuff. I remember one summer when we were spending a month at our grandparents’ house. My Nana, who was a very classy and dignified woman, was doing the laundry indoors and asked us to help hang up some clothing on the clothesline in the backyard. Rather than hang up the towels and facecloths she had left out, however, we pulled all her panties and bras out of the wet wash pile and hung them up across the yard where all her neighbors could see them.

In our minds, it was just a silly, harmless prank, but judging from Nana’s reaction when she came outside an hour later to check on us, it was the most horrifying, wicked thing two little girls could ever do to her.

We were taken off laundry duty and put in charge of washing the dog after that, which led to its own misadventures... ;)


Boxers or Briefs? A snug, tight-fitting pair of briefs always gets my attention!
Top or Bottom? I’m a Bottom, in every sense of the word.
Pajamas or nude? Nude! Once I’m under the blankets with someone, pjs just get in the way!
Hairy chests or smooth? When it comes to cowboys, I like a muscular, hairy chest.
Alpha or Beta? Male or female, a confident, dominant Alpha is always my top choice ;).

Now tell us a bit about the story and share an excerpt, would you?

These cowboys ride hard...

There's a reason Western romance novels never go out of fashion. The cowboy is an iconic figure embodying the dichotomy of the fiercely independent, earthy alpha male crossed with the male as a nurturer and protector. Cowboys take care of their women in every possible way. Wild and wayward women are gentled by the scent of horse and cow and the sight of sun-kissed skin, the feel of work-hardened thighs and arms, and the sound of a deep-voiced Texas drawl.

Contributors at the top of the Western romance genre, including Charlene Teglia, Randi Alexander, Cat Johnson, and editor, Delilah Devlin, have corralled strong and memorable characters ranging from ranch hands to cattle barons, to a rodeo star and a feisty female gunslinger. Traversing romantic settings from Montana, Texas, California, Mexico, and the Outback of Australia, the stories in Cowboy Lust are risky and risqué, full of studs in spurs hot enough to send you to a vacation on a dude ranch!


“Rough Stock” by M. Marie:

A sudden hush, then flurry of excited whispers heralded her approach. Flicking the brim of his hat up, Dawson glanced back across the showground as Kennedy advanced. Like all the Rawlings, she was impossible to mistake, even in a crowd. That family carried their personalities in their gait, and Kennedy’s stride spoke of confidence, fearlessness, and a fierce, indomitable pride. He grinned openly as he watched her boldly cut her way through the crowd. Her shoulders were rolled back, her chin was thrust out, and the girl’s hips swaggered like a true vaquero.

At 19, Kennedy had finally grown into the long-legged, awkward body she had been teased for all through middle-school. She was a tough, tall girl with a solid, athletic build. Like the champion stock her father bred, she was broad-shouldered and muscular. Rough-mannered and rough-spoken alike, she had a reputation for always speaking her mind. She could be quick-tempered at time, and, although she was by no means reckless, she had a fiercely stubborn, competitive side. Like her father, when she set a challenge for herself, she would push herself to her absolute limit to see that goal reached. It was a trait that had brought Jake Rawlings his early success as a young man working the circuits, and had become the driving force behind Kennedy's decision to carry on the family tradition by competing in the rodeos as well.

Her career choice wasn't unusual for their community, though. Their town always had a strong showing of participants in the women's rodeo, and a handful of local girls also competed in the professional circuit. Kennedy’s family certainly would have supported her if she had shown an interest in following a similar professional path, but she bristled at the idea. The pro competitions were too restrictive; women could only compete in a handful of events, the bulk of which were timed ones. Although Kennedy was a natural at the barrel racing and team roping, her heart wasn't in it. She lived for the rough stock events; she thrived on the risk and danger of testing herself physically against the raw power and strength of the broncos and bulls.

As a result of both her appearance and interests, Kennedy had a reputation for being wild and fearless. Even her parents held that opinion of her, but Dawson knew better. She wasn’t as thick-skinned as she let on...

M. Marie lives in the heart of downtown Toronto and is both an erotica writer and enthusiast. ;) This passionate young Canadian is also a dedicated supporter of the arts - opera, the theatre, and fine arts, in particular - as well as a vocal fan of videogames, animation, comics, and writing, of course!

As a freelance writer who has very recently began writing erotica, she is finding the experience challenging, but exciting. It has made her discover new sides to herself, and is constantly leading her to push boundaries she didn’t even realize she had.

Information on her recent and upcoming publications can be found on her blog:

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Book Video: Sea Bride - Children of the Waves by LaVerne Thompson

For two hundred some years Xavior, a child of the waves, has searched the seven depths for his bride only to find her on land. How could a landwalker be his Queen, the one destined to stop the wars among the sea tribes? But one touch and he knew he’d defy Poseidon himself to make her his.

Cori Daniels hated the water; she’d been on board the luxury ocean liner for two days and hadn’t left her cabin. But when she finally ventured on deck, she met a man who looked like a sea god and tempted her like no other.

Could he tempt her to follow him into the depths of the sea?

Available at Amazon, Decadent Publishing, And AllRomanceEbooks

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sexy Cover Saturday ~ The Gift by VS Morgan

At 22, rancher Wyatt Malone sacrificed almost everything, including the Dom he served and loved, to raise his younger brothers. Now, with the ranch running well, his grown up siblings surprise him with a trip to a Caribbean paradise and a date from Madame Evangeline's 1Night Stand. Taking his courage in hand, he fills out an application that bares his soul for a single night of surrender to a nearly forgotten passion.

Rafael is a Dom without a sub. His desires exceed the available men in the dungeon he frequents and memories of rejected love keep him aloof. Can the submission of a Montana cowboy free him or will the date be nothing more than another meaningless scene?

Available at Decadent Publishing, Amazon, BN, and AllRomance Ebooks.

About the Author:

V.S. Morgan has lived all over the United States but now calls Minnesota home. She incorporates her travels and experiences into her stories whenever possible. V.S. dreamed of becoming an author from the tender age of eleven after snagging one of her mom’s Harlequins. She writes contemporary, suspense, and paranormal m/m with heart and heat. “The Gift” is her debut publication. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Rainbow Romance Writers and Kiss of Death chapters. When not writing, V.S. is playing with her dogs, practicing Kenpo Karate, and reading lots of erotic romance.


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Friday, August 17, 2012

When You Aren't sure What to Blog About...

I was given a picture and told to write a short for it. Okay. Can do. The bones of the story came right to me. But here's the thing. Every once in a while, I get in ruts. I know what I want to write, but I can't get myself going to do it.

Same thing goes for blogging. I'll be going through my day and say, OH! That would be a good thing to blog about. Then when it comes time to blog here on MA...zilch.

It's frustrating. I love blogging here on Fridays and when I can't think of anything, I want to cry.

Does anyone else have this issue? Some days the words aren't there? Yeah, that's me.

What's worse? I just saw a show on TV with cowboys. Guess what? The brain is running a mile a minute on those cowboys. Figures.

I guess I'll go back to the vampire photograph Stephanie Burke and Cheryl Dragon picked for me. Grin. That's going to be fun!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What's New Wednesday - Blind Faith by Evelyn Jules

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Faith Lawson is just your average, wholesome librarian with a dirty mind…until a chance encounter with a handsome stranger brings her fantasies to life in a frantic night of passion. But when he walks out her door, he leaves a piece of his past behind that changes everything.

Turquoise Morning Press:

Hailing from the Great White North, Evelyn Jules loves curling up on the couch with a hot toddy and a steamy book. Nothing warms a girl up faster than a little hanky-panky. When she’s not reading deliciously erotic tales, she’s weaving her own in hopes of warming her readers’ hearts and other parts!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Book Blast! Crimson Footprints by Shewanda Pugh

The Menagerie welcomes Shewanda Pugh to the blog today on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions!! Her book sounds really intriguing, and we're here to help get the word out.

The coolest part? If you comment here on this post, you might win a $10 Amazon GC! Who doesn't want that? Better, if you follow her tour, and keep commenting, you have more chances to win. All of her tour stops are listed here.  Now, onto the good stuff!

When an insecure, bi-racial woman begins a cloak-and-dagger love affair with a Japanese American man, she is intent on keeping her bigoted family in the dark—albeit with devastating consequences. On the night of her brother’s murder, Deena Hammond stumbles upon Takumi Tanaka, lost and on the wrong end of a .32. After rescuing him from the certain fate driving through the hood in a Porsche will bring, a sweet kind of friendship begins. A balm for her grief. Maybe, Deena likes to think, it happened the day her white mother killed her black father. Or maybe, it was always a part of them, like DNA gone bad. Whatever the case, Deena knows that her family would never approve, hell, never acknowledge her fast-growing love for Takumi. And had he never made love to her that way, in that unraveling, soul-searching sort of way, she could’ve done the same. But love’s a devil that way.

So, their game begins. One where they hide what they are from everyone. Anyone. And Tak understands this—for now. After all, Deena’s career hinges on the favor of her mentor and boss, his hard-ass of a father. And the Hammond family is already stretched thin with grief. Yet, each step Deena takes toward family and career brings her closer to an acceptance she’s never had. And away from him.

A slender, striking man of Asian descent was on the wrong end of Anthony’s .32. With arms raised, his hands were splayed in a show of defenselessness. His expression was calm, despite the growing crowd of onlookers and the pistol in his face. Behind him, an old woman made the sign of the cross.

“Anthony!” Deena cried, rushing towards them. Her brother cast a single sideways glance but kept his gun level.

“Get back in the house,” he said.

Deena turned her attention to the Asian man. She was struck by his eyes, wide and heavy-lidded. His mouth was generous, his square face softened by layers of thick black hair. He had boyish good looks and a long, lean athletic frame.


She was certain he was Japanese.

Deena turned to her brother. “Will you put that thing away?”

The two stared at each other, older sister, young brother, eyes narrowed. When he didn’t move, Deena stepped between the gun and the stranger, her eyes level with the barrel. Anthony lowered the gun with a sigh and Deena seized the opportunity to snatch it.

She turned to the stranger. “I assume that’s your car,” she said, nodding towards a sleek gray convertible parked haphazardly, a shiny nickel in a murky puddle. He nodded, his glossy black tresses falling into wide almond eyes.

“Yeah, um, about that.” He cleared his throat. “He uh, took my keys.”

Deena turned to her brother, hand extended. He dropped the keys in her palm with a sigh, a new Ferrari slipping from his grasp with reluctance.

She passed the keys to the stranger and their fingertips brushed. Something warm and foreign turned over in her and her lips parted in surprise. She thought she saw the makings of a smile in his eyes, but she dismissed it. He took the keys and thanked her. And as she watched him peel off with the top down on his sleek convertible, Deena’s pulse skittered then and long after.

Shewanda Pugh is a native of Boston’s inner city, though she now lives in sunny Miami, Florida. She has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Alabama A&M University and a Master’s in Writing from Nova Southeastern University. Fueled from a young age, her passion for crossing societal boundaries like race, class and culture, is the inspiration for both her cluttered bookshelf and her writing. When she’s not busy obsessing over fiction, she can be found traveling, nursing her social networking addiction or enjoying the company of loved ones.


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Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Author Interview with Sam Cheever

I’d like to welcome the fantastic author Sam Cheever here today on the blog. She’s one of my fellow authors over at Changeling Press and an all-around fantastic person. But you’re not here to read my blabbering. You are here for the interview, so let’s get going. Sam, thanks for being here. Describe yourself in three words.

Short, snarky, creative...Maybe that explains why so many of my heroines are small and feisty. Hmm, self-reflective moment…

Nothing wrong with being short and feisty. I know from personal experience. Cast your book. Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why?

In the Blockbuster movie, Honeybun at a Dude Ranch, Heathcliffe would be played by Christopher Gorham from Covert Affairs, yum! Nita would be played by Sarah Shahi from Fairly Legal.

Ooh! Good choices! Love. What’s your favorite love scene from a movie?

I’m a huge True Blood fan, I love the scene between Sookie and Bill when he first emerges from the grave after being badly burned running through the sun to save Sookie from certain death. Sookie visits the scene of his apparent roasting the next night, thinking Bill is dead, and he suddenly climbs out of the earth and leaps on her, all lips and hands. The scene is very emotional and hot!

Now that’s happy shiver inducing. Might have to go take a look-see at the DVD once the interview is done. What? You know you’re going to, too. Grin. What’s your wildest fantasy?

Sex on the back of a horse. Oh yeah! A galloping horse.

Intriguing. Knowing my sense of... grace, I’d fall off in the middle. And inevitably the one time I get to goof off with Gerard Butler, too. Sigh. If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why?

Taste, so I could lose weight and keep it off. LOL I’m pretty sure that’s the only way I could stay skinny!

Love it. I bet a lot of people would like that. What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid?

In high school I had the biggest crush on this one family of brothers. There were 3 of them and each one was hotter than the last. Of course they were the most popular boys in school and they only dated the cheerleader types. I would have done anything at all if one of them looked twice at me. They were so incredibly cute. It’s probably good they didn’t know I existed. LOL

I can relate. There weren’t three of them. Just one. I accidentally deleted his resume when we were seniors. Yeah, then I offered to retype it—except I couldn’t type for snot. Not good. So now it’s time for the blitzy quick questions! Plus, they are fun. Boxers or Briefs?

Boxers, silk ones, yum

Top or Bottom?

Bottom, but not because I’m a Beta. I like being able to relax and enjoy the moment.

Pajamas or nude?

Nude in my mind, pjs in reality

I’m all about the PJs because I don’t want caught in a fire in the buffo. Hairy chests or smooth?

Smooth, but I do like a man with just a dusting of hair over his pecs and trailing south to heaven. I just don’t want to be able to make a rug out of the hair on the guy’s chest, Bleurgh!

Alpha or Beta?

Alpha…oh, did you mean my partner?

Snicker. Here’s the blurb for Honeybun at the Dude Ranch, because you know you want it!

Depressed by injuries that have sidelined his career and pretty sure he’ll never find love, Heathcliffe goes to his cousin Peyton's Dude Ranch in Southern Indiana for some "alone" time. His plan is to contemplate the direction his life is taking and figure out how to get back on track.

But he didn’t count on Nita Harley, the ranch's newly hired activity director. Nita's an attractive, young widow who's trying to make sense of her life too, but her problems are much more urgent and dangerous than Heathcliffe's. Someone is killing everyone Nita connects with and, as their feelings for each other grow, she's pretty sure Heathcliffe will be next.

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And here’s a little bit about Sam! ~"Sam Cheever creates some of the best characters you could ever find in the pages of a book. Any book by Sam Cheever is entertainment at its best."

The Romance Studio ~ "She plots a suspense with the best authors around. Then adds her own unique brand of humor and romance throughout to make the stories even more fun to read."

I write romantic suspense and fantasy/paranormal/sci-fi at a variety of heat levels, including Young Adult under the name s.i. decker. I like to mix a little fun, a little magic, and a little real-life spice to create my fictional characters. My fun-loving creations fight their way through a dizzying array of dangerous challenges without letting little things like dangerous bad guys, angry, manipulative gods, evil dark world denizens, or killing Furies dampen their zest for life and hot love!

In my real life, I live on a hobby farm in Indiana with 11 dogs, 2 horses, and one husband. Not necessarily in that order. Yeah...11 dogs...what can I say, I'm a dog-aholic!

To find out more about me and my work, please pay me a visit at any one of the following online hot spots: My 'Tween You and Me Blog ( ), Twitter ( ), or Facebook ( ) . I look forward to chatting with you!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Book Video ~ Beneath the Starry Sky by Jessica Subject

Left at the altar with bald patches on her head and her self-confidence stripped away, Tamara Johnson must pick up the pieces of her life and face her Alopecia Areata, the autoimmune disease causing her hair to fall out. She is convinced no man will date a bald woman and arranges a one-night stand through Madame Evangeline’s popular service, 1Night Stand. With her new wig held firmly in place, Tamara arrives at the Castillo Hotel in Las Vegas for a night of passion and pleasure. Anything more than one night would mean exposing her bald head, and she will never do that to any man again.

Running into the Castillo Hotel, away from the paparazzi constantly at his heels, Josh Summers wants to spend his next few days locked away from the flashing lights and screaming fans. When he finds an incredibly sexy woman lying on his hotel room bed in nothing but lingerie, he thinks management has made a mistake. Leaving her behind, he heads for the lobby to get the situation rectified. But an unexpected text from Madame Evangeline sends him back to his room. Though unsure whether the woman on the bed is really his perfect match or just another fan believing him to be like his character on television, he knows he must find out, even if it means he must risk telling her his own secrets. If Tamara can handle his imperfections, she just might be his ideal woman.
Available from Amazon and Decadent Publishing!

Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories.





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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sexy Cover Saturday ~ Backing Brian by Cheryl Dragon

Once a Texan, always a Texan and Brian Beaumont has come back home to open his high-end western wear shop. Not everyone is thrilled with the gay son of a Texas millionaire opening a clothing store. Lucky for Brian, his new brother-in-law sends protection from Raider’s Bodyguard Service. If only Brian could resist the hunky muscled Texas native assigned to guard his body day and night.

Jones never wanted to go back to Texas. He left at eighteen for many reasons, but his career is more important than the demons of his past. Always a professional, he meets his match in the tempting Brian. The line between business and pleasure vanishes when their mutual love of sex, rope and power play takes over.

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Bio: lover of unusual things, Cheryl Dragon enjoys writing unique stories with sinfully hot erotic romance. Her two favorite settings are Las Vegas and New Orleans... where anything can happen! Cheryl lives in the Chicagoland area with her deaf albino cat.

Twitter @cheryldragon

Friday, August 10, 2012

It's Coming!!!!

A snippet of Wild Flower, because I can! We get to pimp so many fantastic new works here on the Menagerie and I thought I'd spotlight my upcoming novella, which happens to be Glow, Book 5!!!

Wild Flower
Number in Series: 5
Author: Megan Slayer
BIN: 05874-01884
Word Count: 17K
Page Count: 58
Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 10, 2012
Editor: Katriena Knights
Cover Artist: Reneé George
Genres and Themes: Erotic Romance, Novella, Paranormal, Magic, Werewolves

She's the key to his destiny, if he's willing to embrace a position of power.

Ansen doesn't believe he's alpha material. He lives life on his own terms and keeps feelings out of the equation -- until a chance meeting at a Glow concert turns his world upside down.

Willow likes having all access to her favorite band. She lives in the shadows and keeps the band's fan site running without fail. But one glimpse of the dark stranger proves there's more to life than a laptop screen.

But is he too much of a gamble if her heart is the ultimate prize?

Available here!


“I wasn’t ready for the night to end.” Mr. Handsome threaded his fingers into her hair and brushed his forehead against hers. “Crazy, huh?”

“The night doesn’t have to end yet. Come on.” Willow knew the Smithson Arena like the back of her hand. The closest exit was in the same hallway as an alcove with a cleaning closet. “Are you game?”

“Hell, yes.”

Good thing she’d decided to wear the skirt instead of her normal jeans. Hand in hand, Willow led him to one of the alcoves in the venue. Few people would venture that far down the hallway. Willow backed him against the wall and clutched his shirt. He wore all black, just like the color of his hair. In the bright fluorescent light, he embodied her interpretation of walking sin.

“Don’t want to miss this.” Willow shoved him into the wall and pressed her lips to his. She thrust her hands up under his shirt and explored the contours of his chest.

Mr. Handsome moaned into her mouth and dug his nails into her bottom. His tongue tangled with hers. Willow sucked on him, mimicking what she’d do with his cock. He clutched her skirt and groaned. With her in his embrace, he turned her around and pinned her between his body and the cool concrete wall. Her phone jabbed into her hip, but she didn’t care. She’d passed up too many perfectly good opportunities in favor of being cautious.

He broke the kiss first. “Need you.”