Wednesday, December 31, 2014

JoAnne Myer's Love, Myths & Monsters Book Tour sponsored by @SensuousPromos



Welcome to Sensuous Promos Book Tour for Loves, Myths and Monsters! JoAnne Myers has quite a few books out there, and this is one you don't want to miss! 

11 urban and mythical tales entwined within the human world and starring the Mothman, the Chupracabra, time travel, reincarnation, a demonic cellmate, a Quaker love story, werewolves, mermaids, and a serial killer family from 1873.


Excerpt from “Moon People”

Drake laid it on really well. “I thought I loved Constance, but after seeing you, I knew we were soul mates,” Drake told Vanessa. “I’d like to take you to the festival today. Meet me at the backdoor of the fun-house, but don’t tell Constance, I don’t want her following you and making a scene.” 


“You made a wise decision, Drake,” Vanessa said. “I’ll be there in ten minutes.” 

I knew Vanessa would bring Gretchen, and that was the plan. 

At the fun-house, I hid inside when Vanessa and Drake entered. The exhibits were not open to the public for another two hours, so—if my plan failed—Drake and I both were dead. 

Taking Vanessa by the hand, Drake led her down a dark corridor. “Where are you taking me?” she asked playfully. 

“There’re monster masks on this side of the fun-house,” he said, leading her to the back door and abruptly stopping. 

Looking around, Vanessa saw nothing but janitor equipment. “Hey, what’s gong on?” she asked, confused. “Where are the scary masks?” 

“Right here,” Drake said, removing the dried seaweed from his pocket. 

He threw it into her face, blinding her and scorching her flesh. Screaming as loud as she could, she turned to ash. 

“You bastard!” Gretchen shouted on hearing Vanessa’s death scream. “Better ones than you and Constance have tried to kill me and failed.” 

Taking off like a shot, Drake ran down an opposite hall leading into the maze of mirrors with Gretchen following. From where I stood, I heard their approaching footsteps and raced to the other side of the maze. 

Suddenly, Gretchen cornered Drake. When Gretchen realized he was out of seaweed, she advanced slowly, enjoying every instant of his anticipated murder. 

Listening to her steps, I knew exactly where she was. Immediately, I flipped on the overhead lights, giving Gretchen the shock of her life. She was in the maze of funny mirrors surrounded by images depicting her beautiful face as distorted and grotesque. Horrified, she became hysterical before melting into a stinking ooze of fish scales. 

“Gross!” Drake said. 

“Yes, but it’s over. Willowick is saved,” I said, and slowly I crept into his arms. 

Afterward, I used my conch and contacted Poseidon and the others. I told them they were unwelcome in Willowick. Instead, I suggested they go far away into Asian waters, telling them it was too dangerous here, humans had learned how to kill our kind. 


JoAnne lives in Ohio, and works at a local nursing home. The author of 7 books, JoAnne also canvas paints. JoAnne enjoys time with relatives, her dog Jasmine, and volunteers her time within the community. She is a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. JoAnne believes in family values and following your dreams. Her original canvas paintings, can be found at: 






Friday, December 12, 2014

Sensuous Promos presents JoAnne Myers' MURDER MOST FOUL


 Welcome to Sensuous Promos Book Tour for 
Murder Most Foul by JoAnne Myers!

When two dismembered torsos wash up on the banks of the local river in the small industrial town of Pleasant Valley, residents are horrified. Between contradicting statements, police ineptitude, lust, lies, manipulation, incest, the motorcycle gang The Devil’s Disciples, crooked cops, and a botched crime scene, everyone becomes a suspect.

The young beautiful Jackie Reeves, a registered nurse, believes the killer is a man from her past. She contacts the dangerously handsome FBI Agent Walker Harmon. An arrest is made, but Harmon and Jackie believe an innocent man is being railroaded by local cops. Determined to find the truth, before anymore killings, Agent Harmon and Jackie are forced to run a gauntlet of deep trouble and turmoil, which marks them for death.



Excerpt: 


As dusk turned to night the two men raced down a dark alley, stinking of rancid garbage, then through the cluttered yard of an out-of-business welding company. They stirred up a flurry of stray cats rummaging trash cans and a number of barking dogs that diligently notified their owners of the chase, until Harmon outran the transient.

“You've been bird-dogging me for two days, now. Who are you, and what do you want?” he demanded

The scrawny man with dope-hungry eyes, said, “My name is Greg Ferris. I think drug dealers killed them kids.”

“Oh, yeah,” Harmon sneered. “What do you know?”

“Well, I party with the men livin' under the bridge. Weeks before the murders, me and Fred Layman seen people sellin' drugs in the cornfield. Now I know every drug dealer in town, but I never saw them afore. Then, the evenin' those kid's wuz killed, me, and the Bush Brothers, heard shots comin' from the cornfield, but we wuz too drunk to check it out. Days later, when the bodies wuz found, we figured the murders went on in the cornfield.”

“Any proof?” Harmon asked, releasing Ferris.

“Fred said the dead girl's underwear and a knife, found under the bridge, wuz confiscated by cops. Then Captain Malloy showed Fred a picture of Vernon James, and Fred told Malloy the man he saw on the riverbank, wuz not Vernon James.”

Surprised, Harmon asked, “Did Malloy show anyone else a photograph of Mr. James?”

“The Bush Brothers,” said Ferris. “Then after the murders, they changed. I think they know who the killer is and got scared; that's why they took off. I tried talkin' to ‘em about that evenin' by gettin' ‘em drunk, but either they passed out or I did. Then I told ‘em to talk to the cops, but, since Sheriff Brown laughed at Fred when he told him what he saw, the brothers didn't think anybody will believe them either. Plus, there's this weird guy who sometimes lives in the cornfield. He eats cats he catches in traps, and collects guns and knives.”

Realizing the creep had some good information, Harmon asked, “What caliber guns?”

“I know he had two handguns, a .22 and a .44.”

“And can you describe his knives?” Harmon asked.

“He had two Bowie-types and a third knife, even larger, strapped to his side. The big one was his favorite. He kept it real sharp.”

Catching his breath, Harmon nodded. “Maybe so, but people said Vernon James carried a knife until the murders. Do you know anything about the dead girl?”

“I heard she talked to a Jane Doe, who -” A shot fired from the nearby darkness silenced Greg Ferris forever. He dropped to the ground–dead!

Yanking out his gun, Harmon whirled around. The sounds of moving bushes gave him his only lead, and another chase began.

The agent ran through the brush and along the railroad track with only star shine for light. Solely the sound of fading footsteps and an occasional glimpse of a distorted silhouette kept him going. “Stop! F.B.I.!” he shouted, periodically, between gulps for air.

The killer darted into a backyard. Harmon, stopping at the edge of the lawn, crept forward, gun extended. Abruptly, he was clubbed from behind and knocked to the round, losing his weapon.

Kicking the agent in the ribs, his attacker had the upper hand, until Harmon grabbed up a rock and clobbered the sniper's kneecap.

“Ahhhhh!” the killer screamed.

Leaping to his feet, Harmon punched the guy...but again was hit from behind. After regaining his senses, he found himself blinded by a police searchlight, his assailant long-gone.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nikki's Fated @SensuousPromos Tour @SuzCauler


Welcome to Sensuous Promos book tour for Suzette Rose Cauler and her HOT new release, Nikki's Fated [Wolves of River's Bend 1]


Be sure to enter the rafflecopter contest below for your chance to win an Amazon $20 Gift Card! 


Wolf shifter Nikki Black never expected her love life to mean the difference between lasting peace and all-out war. Especially when her fated, Luke Andres, wants nothing to do with her. Forced to join to prevent bloodshed between their rival clans, Nikki and Luke enjoy a blistering night of passion before facing another complication—Luke’s 

brother is also Nikki’s destined mate.


Mason Andres is passionate, loving, and sexy, and Nikki falls hard for him, thrilled that he feels the same. She wants the same love-match with Luke, but that’s the one thing Luke can’t risk giving her. Fighting destiny to keep his heart safe from the only woman who can claim it, Luke makes plans that could separate them for good. But when love and passion run soul-deep, fate can overturn even the best-laid plans.

Will Luke admit his love for Nikki before it’s too late, or will his wounded heart destroy the trio’s shot at lasting happiness?


Excerpt: 
  
“Nikki—” her father began, clearly not getting that she didn’t want to talk to him.
“Excuse us.” A large hand reached between them to take Nikki’s arm. “They’re playing our song.” It was Luke, and Nikki wouldn’t have been more surprised if one of the guests suddenly sprouted wings and flew away. He was asking to dance with her? Was that a smile she saw? Nikki actually looked to the sky for the lightning that was sure to strike at any minute.
Warily, she allowed him to lead her onto the temporary dance floor and wrap his arms around her waist.
He whispered in her ear as he swayed to the slow music, rocking her along with him. “Let’s make it look good.”
Nikki wrapped her arms around his neck, perplexed but hopeful. Maybe he was going to behave decently toward her now that they were officially joined. “Thank you—for rescuing me over there.”
“You looked like you needed to get away. And we do have a common enemy. One thing we can both agree on right now is how much we loathe our fathers for this.”
Nikki shook her head. “Who would have thought it would take mutual anger to bring us together?” She looked up into his gray eyes and the rest of the world just seemed to melt away. She felt every hard line of his body, every muscle, and if she wasn’t mistaken, that was the beginnings of an erection pressing up against her belly. His arms tightened around her and her gaze drifted from his eyes to his full lips and back again, even as her own lips parted in anticipation of his kiss. Maybe the rest of their joining day wouldn’t be so bad, she thought, as he leaned closer, the desire to kiss her clear in his eyes. But then he surprised her by moving toward her ear instead of her lips.
“I did you a favor, getting you away from the old man, but let’s not get carried away.” His lips grazed her ear as he whispered, sending tiny waves of anticipation straight to her core.
“What do you mean?” She pulled back to look up at him and had to remind herself, not for the first time, that it would be a mistake to get lost in his eyes. Unfortunately, his mouth was just as dangerous a focal point. His lips screamed sex, and on the few occasions she’d made the mistake of watching his mouth while he talked, her pussy had immediately gotten wet and she’d managed to miss at least half of what he’d said.
“Look, I know I was a sort of a dick at first…”
“Sort of? That’s the understatement of the century.”
“Fair enough, but the point is, I made it clear I didn’t want a mate, that I wasn’t ready. And I want you to know it’s not about you.”
“Oh great, is this one of those ‘it’s not me, it’s you’ speeches? Because if it is, spare me. I already know it’s you.” She had to work hard to keep her voice even and matter-of-fact.
“You don’t sugarcoat much, do you?” He had the nerve to sound amused.
“Nope, I’m a straight-shooter.”
“Good, so you’ll appreciate what I have to say. You’re a beautiful woman, and being close to you like this has an incredible effect on me. I want you—badly. There’s no question of that, but wanting you doesn’t change how I feel about this joining. I went through with it for the same reasons you did, but I don’t want you to set yourself up for disappointment.”
“Okay…” She wasn’t quite sure what he was talking about, and once again, he was the king of the understatement. She could clearly feel how hard he was for her. Frankly, she wouldn’t be surprised if his erection tore a hole in his pants.
“Look, what I’m trying to say is that you shouldn’t expect this to be a love match. That…It’s just not in me. I’ll do my duty, but…that’s it. I can’t offer you more than that.”
“I don’t know what to say.” Nikki hated that his words hadn’t dampened her desire any. The last thing she wanted to do after that speech was want him.
“I have a feeling that doesn’t happen very often.”
They danced in silence as one song ended and the band struck up another slow favorite. “Say something,” Luke said.
“What for? You have this all figured out. I’m stuck with a mate who is determined to never love me. What do you expect me to say to that?”
“Well…” He stroked his knuckles over her cheek, then her lips. “We can still enjoy each other.”
Oh, God. Her pussy tightened at his touch. Nikki knew she’d live to regret how excited his words made her feel, but just then, she didn’t care. The call of her mate’s body was just too strong. “So, you want to fuck me, but you plan to keep feelings out of it. Got it.”
His armed tightened around her waist and he trailed a single finger down the side of her neck and over her collarbone, stopping where the tops of her breasts swelled out of her dress. “Tell me you don’t feel the same.” He leaned down and buried his nose in her neck. Damn it, he was smelling her. “You can’t hide how badly you want me.”
Her nipples were hard enough to cut glass and her pussy was so wet she needed to change her panties. “I can’t hide it, so I won’t bother denying it.”
“And you can accept that we won’t have a love match?” He was facing her again, his lips just inches from hers.
“What possible difference does that make? As you pointed out, we’re stuck with each other now.”
Luke smiled again, and this time she could swear it was genuine. Leaning in further, he claimed her mouth in the first real kiss they’d ever shared. His lips were the perfect combination of smooth and sensual, and firm and demanding, and Nikki couldn’t help but lean into his kiss, into him.
When he finally released her mouth, she was breathless. He looked down at her and she could swear his eyes were darker than normal.

“Good,” he said. “Because I, for one, am tired of waiting for the fun part to begin.”

Bio:

Suzette Rose Cauler has loved books (all types really) for as long as she can remember. As a child, she'd get lost in books for hours, using a flashlight to read under the covers long past bedtime. She read her first romance novel as a preteen and was immediately hooked by the swoon-worthy heroes and daring, spunky damsels. Though her reading tastes have definitely matured, Suzette continues to enjoy romance novels, especially those of the erotic, paranormal, fantasy, or historical variety. She writes almost as voraciously as she reads and typically falls head over heels in love with her heroes.

Though everyday types of romantic situations do appeal to her, stories that include adventure, intrigue, or danger have always made Suzette's heart go pitter patter. If they incorporate some science fiction too, she is even happier. You'll find elements like these in most of her stories as well as strong heroines who can fight their own battles but sometimes enjoy letting someone else take the lead.

Suzette lives on the East Coast with five special people who help keep her spirit young and her imagination fresh.


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Be sure to enter the rafflecopter contest below for your chance to win an Amazon $20 Gift Card!

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Wolf shifter Nikki Black never expected her love life to mean the difference between lasting peace and all-out war. Especially when her fated, Luke Andres, wants nothing to do with her. Forced to join to prevent bloodshed between their rival clans, Nikki and Luke enjoy a blistering night of passion before facing another complication—Luke’s brother is also Nikki’s destined mate.
Mason Andres is passionate, loving, and sexy, and Nikki falls hard for him, thrilled that he feels the same. She wants the same love-match with Luke, but that’s the one thing Luke can’t risk giving her. Fighting destiny to keep his heart safe from the only woman who can claim it, Luke makes plans that could separate them for good. But when love and passion run soul-deep, fate can overturn even the best-laid plans.
Will Luke admit his love for Nikki before it’s too late, or will his wounded heart destroy the trio’s shot at lasting happiness?
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Excerpt:  
“Nikki—” her father began, clearly not getting that she didn’t want to talk to him.
“Excuse us.” A large hand reached between them to take Nikki’s arm. “They’re playing our song.” It was Luke, and Nikki wouldn’t have been more surprised if one of the guests suddenly sprouted wings and flew away. He was asking to dance with her? Was that a smile she saw? Nikki actually looked to the sky for the lightning that was sure to strike at any minute.
Warily, she allowed him to lead her onto the temporary dance floor and wrap his arms around her waist.
He whispered in her ear as he swayed to the slow music, rocking her along with him. “Let’s make it look good.”
Nikki wrapped her arms around his neck, perplexed but hopeful. Maybe he was going to behave decently toward her now that they were officially joined. “Thank you—for rescuing me over there.”
“You looked like you needed to get away. And we do have a common enemy. One thing we can both agree on right now is how much we loathe our fathers for this.”
Nikki shook her head. “Who would have thought it would take mutual anger to bring us together?” She looked up into his gray eyes and the rest of the world just seemed to melt away. She felt every hard line of his body, every muscle, and if she wasn’t mistaken, that was the beginnings of an erection pressing up against her belly. His arms tightened around her and her gaze drifted from his eyes to his full lips and back again, even as her own lips parted in anticipation of his kiss. Maybe the rest of their joining day wouldn’t be so bad, she thought, as he leaned closer, the desire to kiss her clear in his eyes. But then he surprised her by moving toward her ear instead of her lips.
“I did you a favor, getting you away from the old man, but let’s not get carried away.” His lips grazed her ear as he whispered, sending tiny waves of anticipation straight to her core.
“What do you mean?” She pulled back to look up at him and had to remind herself, not for the first time, that it would be a mistake to get lost in his eyes. Unfortunately, his mouth was just as dangerous a focal point. His lips screamed sex, and on the few occasions she’d made the mistake of watching his mouth while he talked, her pussy had immediately gotten wet and she’d managed to miss at least half of what he’d said.
“Look, I know I was a sort of a dick at first…”
“Sort of? That’s the understatement of the century.”
“Fair enough, but the point is, I made it clear I didn’t want a mate, that I wasn’t ready. And I want you to know it’s not about you.”
“Oh great, is this one of those ‘it’s not me, it’s you’ speeches? Because if it is, spare me. I already know it’s you.” She had to work hard to keep her voice even and matter-of-fact.
“You don’t sugarcoat much, do you?” He had the nerve to sound amused.
“Nope, I’m a straight-shooter.”
“Good, so you’ll appreciate what I have to say. You’re a beautiful woman, and being close to you like this has an incredible effect on me. I want you—badly. There’s no question of that, but wanting you doesn’t change how I feel about this joining. I went through with it for the same reasons you did, but I don’t want you to set yourself up for disappointment.”
“Okay…” She wasn’t quite sure what he was talking about, and once again, he was the king of the understatement. She could clearly feel how hard he was for her. Frankly, she wouldn’t be surprised if his erection tore a hole in his pants.
“Look, what I’m trying to say is that you shouldn’t expect this to be a love match. That…It’s just not in me. I’ll do my duty, but…that’s it. I can’t offer you more than that.”
“I don’t know what to say.” Nikki hated that his words hadn’t dampened her desire any. The last thing she wanted to do after that speech was want him.
“I have a feeling that doesn’t happen very often.”
They danced in silence as one song ended and the band struck up another slow favorite. “Say something,” Luke said.
“What for? You have this all figured out. I’m stuck with a mate who is determined to never love me. What do you expect me to say to that?”
“Well…” He stroked his knuckles over her cheek, then her lips. “We can still enjoy each other.”
Oh, God. Her pussy tightened at his touch. Nikki knew she’d live to regret how excited his words made her feel, but just then, she didn’t care. The call of her mate’s body was just too strong. “So, you want to fuck me, but you plan to keep feelings out of it. Got it.”
His armed tightened around her waist and he trailed a single finger down the side of her neck and over her collarbone, stopping where the tops of her breasts swelled out of her dress. “Tell me you don’t feel the same.” He leaned down and buried his nose in her neck. Damn it, he was smelling her. “You can’t hide how badly you want me.”
Her nipples were hard enough to cut glass and her pussy was so wet she needed to change her panties. “I can’t hide it, so I won’t bother denying it.”
“And you can accept that we won’t have a love match?” He was facing her again, his lips just inches from hers.
“What possible difference does that make? As you pointed out, we’re stuck with each other now.”
Luke smiled again, and this time she could swear it was genuine. Leaning in further, he claimed her mouth in the first real kiss they’d ever shared. His lips were the perfect combination of smooth and sensual, and firm and demanding, and Nikki couldn’t help but lean into his kiss, into him.
When he finally released her mouth, she was breathless. He looked down at her and she could swear his eyes were darker than normal.
“Good,” he said. “Because I, for one, am tired of waiting for the fun part to begin.”


Bio:
Suzette Rose Cauler has loved books (all types really) for as long as she can remember. As a child, she'd get lost in books for hours, using a flashlight to read under the covers long past bedtime. She read her first romance novel as a preteen and was immediately hooked by the swoon-worthy heroes and daring, spunky damsels. Though her reading tastes have definitely matured, Suzette continues to enjoy romance novels, especially those of the erotic, paranormal, fantasy, or historical variety. She writes almost as voraciously as she reads and typically falls head over heels in love with her heroes.

Though everyday types of romantic situations do appeal to her, stories that include adventure, intrigue, or danger have always made Suzette's heart go pitter patter. If they incorporate some science fiction too, she is even happier. You'll find elements like these in most of her stories as well as strong heroines who can fight their own battles but sometimes enjoy letting someone else take the lead.

Suzette lives on the East Coast with five special people who help keep her spirit young and her imagination fresh.


Website: www.suzettecauler.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/suzcauler
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzettecauler
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/suzettecauler1/



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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sensuous Promos presents Leigh Elwood's Hot Holiday Treats Tour



Hello, I’m Leigh Ellwood, one of the Silken Sheets & Seduction authors. Thanks for stopping by our blog tour to celebrate HOT HOLIDAY TREATS!

99 cents for a limited time!
This is the first box set in which I have participated. I’ve had stories in anthologies before, but never a novella-length story paired with seven others. I credit the preparation of this box set for getting me out of a writing funk. Having a deadline, and having other authors depend on my contribution to complete the set, quickly cured writer’s block!

My story is Holiday Bliss, a panther shifter story connected to my LOVE IS BLISS series. It is an M/F pairing and features a mature heroine. Yes, a cougar panther shifter! Confused? No worries.

Holiday Bliss, like the preceding stories Sheer Bliss and Pure Bliss, is set in a New Jersey shore town where shifters are an open secret. There are two major families – the panther Houlihans and the wolf Winstons – and the series focuses on how they interact with each other and people in the community. I’ve enjoyed writing the trio of stories, and there may be more in the future. However, I have started another shifter story set further South that will tie-in a bit with the shifters of Bliss. It’s sort of a new genre for me, since I tend to write more contemporaries, and I’m enjoying the possibilities.

I hope you will check out the box set – it’s a steal for 99 cents, and it’s only available a limited time. Maybe I can persuade the SSS ladies to do another one in the near future.

Author bio:

I am Leigh Ellwood. I write smutty stories about people who like getting naked and having sex. Some have more sex than others, some have sex with people of the same gender, some have sex with more than one person, and still others have sex with toys and things that require the use of batteries. My stories range from a few thousand words to well past 70k. 

I have won awards for writing, and I have received 5-star reviews. I have also received 1-star reviews and people have looked at me funny at cons and events. I enjoy reading, yoga, and rock music. I liked the 9th Doctor best. I don’t wear dresses. I won’t cut my hair or color it. I will not limit myself to one genre when it comes to writing. I write contemporary, paranormal, gay, lesbian, menage, geek, short, long, purposely funny and hilariously sad. If I never win a major award or make a list, I will live content in the fact that I have written something, and that’s the dream.

Visit Leigh online:

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