Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hot In Handcuffs Blog Party and Givaway delicious. The possibilities are endless. Many thanks to the wonderful folks over at Under the Covers for hosting this great blog hop and giving us yet another reason for loving books that make us curl our toes. Make sure you stop over and check out the other contests in the works. 

A huge thanks to Cleis Press for donating these feisty new books for our giveaway! They are all on my night table now and I can tell will want each and every one. Meet some great new authors and three editors that will be must have's in your TBR collections.

Cheeky Spanking Stories

Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
The Art of Spanking

From naughty and nice to fabulously kinky, these stingingly good spanking stories will please aficionadoes as well as readers new to the ecstatic delights of the paddle, crop or hand. A woman dresses as a man to gain access to "The Spanking Salon" in Elizabeth Coldwell's dangerously erotic story, and her punishment is meted out stroke by stroke. The brother of a flatmate turns out to be "The Perfect Domme" in Lucy Felthouse's story of serendipitous sex. In Donna George Storey's "The Assignment," a young journalist planning an exposé on a professional spank daddy is deliciously exposed herself. Editor of the bestselling Spanked, Bussel reflects that "there are an infinite number of ways to talk about the pleasures of spanking. Me? I get off just thinking about bending over for that special someone."

Nobody can make you blush better than Rachel Kramer Bussel.

With contributed stories by Lucy Felthouse, Cecilia Duvalle, Craig J. Sorensen, Donna George Storey, Kiki DeLovely, Teresa Noelle Roberts, Giselle Renarde, J. Sinclaire, Elizabeth Silver, Kate Dominic, Elizabeth Coldwell, Maggie Morton, Evan Mora, Jade Melisande, Andrea Dale, Dorothy Freed, Cynthia Rayne, Shanna Germain, Thomas S. Roche, Adele Haze, Lucy Hughes, Isabelle Gray, and Rachel Kramer Bussel.


Rachel Kramer Bussel is the editor of over forty anthologies, including Spanked; Bottoms Up; Please, Sir; Please, Ma'am; and Orgasmic. She is the Best Bondage Erotica and Best Sex Writing series editor. She writes widely about sex, dating, books and pop culture in The Daily Beast, Salon, The Village Voice and many other publications.

Also by Rachel Kramer Bussel

Lips Like Sugar, 2nd Edition
Women's Erotic Fantasies

Edited by Violet Blue
Foreword by Thomas S. Roche
Women's Sexual Desires, With a Twist

Violet Blue wants to stir your erotic imagination and fire up your fantasies. In Lips Like Sugar, she serves stories of audaciously joyful sex, dished up without qualifiers or apologies. From sweet and scintillating to downright raw, these erotic encounters cover just about every conceivable sexual scenario, each one utterly delectable. Debra Hyde's "The Accidental Exhibitionist" follows a nearly naked submissive as she models new fetish gear and serves her master in public. Teresa Lamai's "Idyll" finds poetry and passion in a scorching three-way set in Croatia. And Carolina John's "The 9.30 to Edinburgh" shows just how accomodating a British train compartment can be to a group of sexually charged strangers. As Violet Blue suggests, "use this book as you would any sex toy—or travel guide."

With contributed stories by Heather Peltier, Carolina John, Julia Price, Zoe Bishop, J. Sinclaire, Debra Hyde, Kay Jaybee, Tsaurah Litzky, BJ Franklin, Dara Prisamt Murray, A.D.R. Forte, Alyssa Brooks, Chris Costello, KC, Ayre Riley, Miranda Austin, Erica Dumas, Erin Sanders, and Teresa Lamai.


"The breathless stories in Lips Like Sugar emphasize Violet Blue's exceptional skill as a top editor of erotica. Once again, she has selected authors who do their sweetest kissing with carefully chosen words. Violet Blue can whisper in my ear any time." —Alison Tyler, editor of Afternoon Delight


Violet Blue is the best-selling author of six sex-instruction books, the editor of four erotica collections, and the editor of the Best Women's Erotica series. Violet is a trained sex educator and lectures to human sexuality students at San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley and to hotline trainees at San Francisco Sex Information. She lives in San Francisco.

Also by Violet Blue

Erotic Tales of Immortal Desire

Edited by D.L. King
Hot as Hell

She’s beautiful. She’s enchanting. She’s your fondest dream and, the morning after, your worst nightmare. She’s sweet and sublimely submissive. She’s powerful and fully in charge. She promises safety but danger lurks in her eyes.

A succubus is a sexual vampire, a shape-shifting temptress who steals the life force from her victim—but what a way to go! Some say she visits her victims in their dreams; others say she seduces them in the flesh. In Seductress, award-winning editor D. L. King has crafted a singularly sexy and mysterious compilation that will have you lying in bed all night wondering who might visit. You’ll enjoy threesomes and moresomes in Evan Mora’s fiendish “Star-Crossed,” which casts Romeo and Juliet as the undead cruising for pretty young lovers through the centuries. “Be careful what you wish for” comes true in Angela Caperton’s tale when “The Sorcerer’s Catch” has the allure of a dominatrix demon lover. We journey down to Hell in Kannan Feng’s enticing story of the Queen of Lust, who captures her most desired prey in “Before a Fall.” Supernaturally sensual and utterly captivating, the fantasy lovers in Seductress will whisk you where you’ve never been before.

With stories by Aurelia T. Evans, Kaysee Renee Robichaud, Elizabeth Brooks, Michael M. Jones, Kannan Feng, V. K. Foxe, Evan Mora, Sasha Bukova, Jay Lawrence, Anya Richards, Nan Andrews, NJ Streitberger, Angela Caperton, J. S. Wayne, Mina Murray, Giselle Renarde, Robin Tiergarten, Cynthia Rayne, Jean Roberta, Elizabeth Thorne and Kate Dominic.


D.L. KING publishes and edits the review site, Erotica Revealed ( She most recently edited the bestselling Carnal Machines: Steampunk Erotica. She is the author of two novels, The Melinoe Project and The Art of Melinoe. Her work can be found in anthologies such as The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Girl Crazy, Frenzy, Yes, Ma’am and Yes, Sir. Find her at

Also by D.L. King

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2. Amanda the Book Slayer (INT)  47. Harlie Williams (US)  92. Dee's Book Blog (INT)  
3. Awesomesauce book club (Int)  48. Wendi Zwaduk  93. Ana♥ @ Beach Bum Reads (INT)  
4. cupcake  49. Megan Slayer (INT)  94. Rock'n the Muses Blog  
5. Cocktails and Books (int)  50. Readers Confession (INT)  95. A RedheadsGuilty Reads (Int)  
6. Cari Quinn (Int)  51. Minding Spot (USA)  96. Tiffany Rose  
7. Dakota Trace  52. Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy (INT)  97. Jan Graham (Int)  
8. herding cats & burning soup (int)  53. Salacious Reads  98. bookswagger (Int)  
9. Happily Ever After - Reads (INT)  54. Full Moon Bites (INT)  99. smartmouthtexan (US)  
10. Book Monster Reviews (INT)  55. Holly Adair  100. Melissa  
11. Cassandra Dean (INT)  56. Paige Tyler  101. Kayla Graham  
12. Hot Listens (INT)  57. Ramblings From This Chick (US)  102. HEA Romances With a Little Kick (INT)  
13. Lori @ Romancing the Darkside (Int.)  58. Blackraven's Erotic Cafe (INT)  103. Mimmi's Musings  
14. Passionate Encounters (Int)  59. Blackraven's Reviews (INT)  104. Kayla @ Reading On The Wild Side  
15. Ann Cory (US)  60. AJ's Reading Nook (INT)  105. Alyssa Fox  
16. Cari Silverwood (INT)  61. The Readers Roundtable After Dark (INT)  106. Sadey Quinn (INT)  
17. Eliza Gayle (INT)  62. Dark Divas Reviews (INT)  107. Another Look Book Reviews (CAN/US)  
18. Riverina Romantics (INT)  63. Book Savvy Babe  108. Anna @ Read Between The Lines  
19. Read Our Lips! Book Review Blog (INT)  64. Seductive Musings  109. Kristal Baird  
20. Close Encounters with the Night Kind (Int and Us)  65. Delighted Reader (INT)  110. Sandra Bunino (US & INT)  
21. Goldilox and the Three Weres  66. Hesperia Loves Books (INT)  111. Tory Richards  
22. Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews  67. Ju Dimello (Int)  112. Charisma Knight  
23. Love is a Many Flavored Thing - DC Juris (INT)  68. Margie Church  113. Ranae Rose  
24. Amber Bourbon (INT)  69. I am a book addict...and proud of it (Int)  114. Heather (US)  
25. GraveTells (INT)  70. K.E. Saxon  115. Novel Reflections (US)  
26. Malia Mallory (INT)  71. Anne Calhoun  116. Celia Kyle, Erotic Romance Author (INT)  
27. Felicity Heaton, PNR author (INT)  72. Bonnie Bliss  117. Sinfully Delicious Book Reviews (INT)  
28. Darkest Addictions Book Reviews (INT)  73. KB Cutter  118. Justus Roux (US)  
29. Gabrielle Bisset, PNR Author (INT)  74. Romancing the Book (INT)  119. Sharing Links and Wisdom (INT)  
30. Diane Thorne - Erotic Paranormal Romance (INT)  75. Picked by Poison  120. FOR THE LOVE OF READING (INT)  
31. Romance on a Budget (Int.)  76. Candace Blevins  121. Taboo Reviews  
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33. Cindy Jacks  78. A Little Bit of Spice (INT)  123. Reginamayross's Blog  
34. Kelly Gendron ~ Erotic Romance Author (INT)  79. Bookin' It Reviews (INT)  124. Annalynne Russo  
35. The Jeep Diva (US & Int)  80. Maria@Queen of the Night Reviews (Int)  125. Kharisma Rhayne  
36. Lea Barrymire (INT)  81. JoAnne Kenrick (INT)  126. Susan Griscom ~ Paranormal Romance  
37. Billi Jean  82. Amber Kallyn (INT)  127. Elle Chardou  
38. Natasha Blackthorne ~ Erotic Historical Rom (Int)  83. V.S. Morgan (INT)  128. Diana @ Tempting Reads (US)  
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40. Erykah Wyck  85. Lyric James  130. Nicole Morgan  
41. KyAnn Waters (INT)  86. Owl Tell You About It (US)  131. Nona Raines (US)  
42. Raine Delight  87. Not Now...Mommy's Reading (US)  132. Jennifer Lane (INT)  
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44. Simply Ali (Int)  89. Five Alarm Book Reviews (INT)  
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  1. What great giveaways! They all sound terrific! What do I think makes a hero worth reading about? Well, he needs to care so much about the heroine (or other hero, as the case may be) that he'd step way outside his comfort zone to help or protect the one he loves. He must be "heroic", if not physically, then emotionally.

  2. I like a hero who's devoted, intelligent, witty, and sensual!


  3. When the hero is smart, has a sense of humor and will do anything for the ones that he loves.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  4. A hero needs that intangible inner strength to match his mind & body. Some humor is always a plus!

  5. I love a hero who's compassionate, brave, and protective.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  6. Strength of character, caring, gentleness to those not as strong, strong moral compass, the ability to love.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  7. Compassionate and strong character that is sweet and gentle with the ability to go the distance to make things work and be right for his or her partner is what makes a hero..

  8. I like when they are dangerous but with a big heart.

  9. I like when the hero is intelligent, strong, caring, very protective of those he loves, loyal, the ability to make you laugh when all you want to do is cry, compassionate ... I could go on and on. LOL

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. I like a hero who is aggressive yet tender.

  11. I want my hero to be sweet, smart, funny and realist. So in other words give them as many good qualities as you can but make sure they have at least one believable flaw :)

  12. Being smart, protective and funny~<3

  13. I like intelligent Alpha men who have a sense of humor. They should also be protective, dependable, and who is good at heart.

  14. I really like Alpha males one of my favorites! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  15. I love very smart and arrogant alpha males! Awesome giveaway!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com


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