Friday, May 31, 2013

Sweet Cravings Tour

Riding the waves of a sugar high, Violet Cunningham seduces the town’s newest pastry chef, slathering him with whipped cream in his secret kitchen. But all that is made of sugar melts, and her brazenness vanishes soon after their tryst, leaving her battling old insecurities about her waistline and appetites, courtesy of her mother. Positive she’s only made a fool of herself, she’s mortified when her boss sends her back to sexy Chef Max’s kitchen and into the proverbial frying pan. After a red-hot date, her chef disappears, and Violet’s emotions simmer to a boil, forcing her to confront the awful truth: there’s more to life than pastry.


“You hungry, sweetheart?” His hot gaze left a trail on my skin and heated through more than one layer of fabric. The innuendo in his voice was unmistakable. He tucked a stray hair behind my ear with a super-warm finger whose touch promised tingling satisfaction. I held my breath and nodded. “For what?” he whispered.

I wanted to whimper. Wanted to melt right there on my kitchen floor. I’m good at bravado—up to a certain point—but being interrogated, even by a hottie, or especially by a hottie, turns me shy real quick. And Max’s stare-right-through-me intensity made me very shy, very quick. Made it hard to say that one little word…the one I so badly wanted to say: You. I opened my mouth but he’d started talking again.

“You see, I know all about hungers. About appetites.” He circled me slowly. Like a tiger using its steamy breath to tenderize its next meal. “And how to satisfy them.”

Maybe so. But surely I must come off as a rather odd case? I mean, I practically raped a pastry chef at a chamber of commerce event! Was there even help for people like me? Concern and embarrassment had me chewing my lower lip. I wanted badly to look away from his gaze—look anywhere but into his chocolate-drizzled eyes. But as if he could read my thoughts, he placed a finger under my chin and held me captive with that simple touch.

“All people have appetites,” he stated. “Your appetites, I know how to feed.” He smiled, and the corners of his eyes crinkled. “I will enjoy feeding them. If you will let me.”

I tried to hide a gulp. He sounded sincere. But how could it be? No man had ever made me such an outrageous offer. I had half a mind to put up a hand and stop him right there. But wasn’t this what I truly wanted? Or would I rather stay within the safe bounds of the pastry goal lines forever and watch my waistband expand? Alone? God. I could hear my mother’s voice…. You’ll never get married with those eating habits, Violet. No man will ever want you. Besides, bigger women can’t get pregnant very easily.

As if he could hear my thoughts, he said, “Even if you think some of your hungers are bad…or wrong.” He pressed a gentle kiss to the tip of my nose. “I assure you they are not. They are perfectly normal.” His arm slid around my back and pulled me close, hip to hip. My sex clenched in anticipation. “All of them.”


We all love them, and all have our favorite type. I’m a huge fan of chocolate, but I also like baklava and jelly beans and cookies! In Sweet Cravings, the main character Violet Cunningham likes cream puffs. Raspberry cream puffs to be exact. I could picture in my mind why she’d love them, but to be honest, when I wrote the story I’d never had a cream puff!

When my writing group found out they had a cow – almost a whole one!

Turns out it’s not very hard to make cream puffs. The dough is simple and the filling can be anything you want. In the back of the book I include a recipe using a pudding filling, but for my cream puff cooking lesson we used whipped cream and fresh strawberries. With powdered sugar on top they were delish!  Very similar to strawberry shortcake but … less spongy, if that makes sense.

After making cream puffs myself, I knew exactly what my character loved about them, so it made it easier to write down her impressions. Boy does she ever enjoy them! Here’s her eating one:

There, sitting majestically by themselves, proudly displaying their unique flaky tenderness, were my absolute all-time favorites: raspberry cream puffs. I stared and I drooled—my panties growing equally wet—at the rivulets of raspberry syrup cascading over the puff’s cap, drizzling over the sensuous curves of creamy filling, and pooling onto the plate, cushioning the puff in a moat of perfect sweetness. I at first wanted to cradle the delicate puff in my hands and care for it like a baby, but before I knew it, I’d grabbed a plate and buried my tongue deep in the almond-colored filling, letting the raspberry sauce coat my lips and chin in the process. Mother would have been horrified at my total abandon, but I’d denied myself this treat too long. Decorum be damned!

I moaned as my mouth filled with the flavors of cream and amaretto custard, and I fell instantly in love. So good. So perfect. Whoever made these is a god.

Someday, I’m going to have write a story about a brownie-o-holic. I know just the perfect recipe to use: It’s my all-time favorite! If you’re hungry … you might just pop into the kitchen and whip up a batch.

Who knows what sexiness you’ll create with such savory goodness on hand?

Happy eating,

Eva Lefoy

Eva Lefoy writes and reads all kinds of romance, and is a certified Trekkie. She’s also terribly addicted to chocolate, tea, and hiking. One of these days, she’ll figure out the meaning of life, quit her job, and go travel the galaxy. Until then, she’s writing down all her dirty thoughts for the sake of future explorers.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Who Is Candid: A Visit With Carole Remy

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The Wildest Roller Coaster Ride Ever

Hi Erzabet! Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog today! Readers have been tagging along on my blog with Lucy’s sexy fun road trip route in Who Is Candid?, going places on the same days she visits them in May and June. Today let’s share the fun! Lucy is at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, just outside Minneapolis/St. Paul.
We’re eavesdropping on a very sexy, very fun ride on the roller coaster! Yes, there’s a roller coaster right inside the Mall, and Lucy has the ride of her life!
A few minutes later I bought a ticket to ride the roller coaster. It isn’t large, but the thought of riding one indoors excited me. I climbed into my seat and waited for the train to fill. As we were about to take off, a scruffy young man climbed in next to me. Twenty years ago, he would have been called a beatnik. Though he looked messy, with a long ponytail, torn jeans and several piercings, his hands were spotless and his odor faintly Old Spice. I smiled and the ride began.
As we went up the first incline, he spoke.
“You want to try something fun?”
“What?” I could barely hear him.
He didn’t answer me, but put his finger to his lips and slid his hand under my skirt to my knee. I was too surprised to protest and then we crested the peak and swooped down the first descent. His hand slid naturally up to my crotch. I couldn’t stop him. I was too busy holding onto the railing and gasping for breath.
“Having fun?” he shouted in my ear.
The momentum of the coaster whipped my head forward in a nod. He squeezed his hand on my crotch. As we climbed the next hill, he slid past the thin barrier of my panties and slipped a finger inside me. When the coaster peaked I tried to brace myself but the jolt when his finger slammed deep inside me crushed my clitoris and bruised my labia and sent me into a brief and hectic orgasm. We went up and down two or three more hills and I peaked on the down slopes with climactic regularity. When the train finally slowed, I leaned forward against the railing. He slipped his hand from my crotch.
“Wanna go again?” he asked, a grin splitting his face.
“Sure,” I agreed, still limp. He left to pay, warning me to save his seat.
The second ride was much like the first, though my orgasms were stronger. As we waited for the third ride, he suggested we try the real thing.
“Is there time?” I asked.
“I’m quick,” he assured me.
“How can we do it?”
“As soon as the ride starts, you climb on my lap facing backward.”
“Won’t everybody see?”
“They’ll kick us off, but not till the ride’s over. They’ll think we’re a couple of dumb kids being dangerous.”
“We are.”
We did it. As soon as the train started, he unbuttoned his jeans and rolled a condom down his well-engorged penis. I slipped off my panties and put them in my purse. I crawled over onto his lap as the coaster climbed the first hill; he slid inside me as we crested the peak. The down slide slammed me into him. My chest hit his and drove the air from my lungs and mashed my breasts into his ribs. His penis jammed into the back of my vagina with an unholy force. I had an orgasm majeur.
It was the inevitability that excited me. Each panting, resting climb would be followed by a slamming, jolting, orgasmic descent, whether I was ready or not. And the less I was ready, the harder the climax hit. On the fourth hill, he came. As we climbed the fifth hill, he put back his head and howled.
Download a copy of Who Is Candid? to find out what happens next...
How about it readers? Have you ever tried sex on a roller coaster? It’s a bit like sex on a swing on crack steroids! Take a peek inside Who Is Candid? for more of Lucy’s wild and crazy adventures as she crosses the United States from Seattle to New Orleans. Are they real? Or does Lucy have a VERY vivid imagination? Will she ever admit her love for the patient, hot hunk nerd Dick? Or will the paparazzi, now dogging her every footstep, spoil everything?

Erzabet, how about if we give one person who comments a free e-copy of Who Is Candid? Woohoo! Have a great Thursday, everybody! You know Lucy is!!

Who Is Candid?
Carole Remy
Genre: erotic romance
Number of pages: 226 estimated, 404 KB
Word Count: 70,000
Cover Artist: Catalin Petolea through Shutterstock, model release signed
Cover Designer: Marissa Lepe Preciado
Book Description:
Teaser Description: Lucy, aka Candid, is a naughty girl who takes a sexy fun road trip across America, and tells everybody all about it!
In the spring of 1998, recent graduate Lucy Ralph decides to rebel. The NSA is blocking her job applications, her best friend Dick is a frustrating hunk of gorgeous, and her mother is driving her crazy. Worst of all, she’s still a virgin!
Lucy takes off on a road trip across America, and reinvents herself as 'Candid,' a naughty girl who has sexy fun with just about everybody she meets, and tells the world all about it! Her explicit 'Candid' Internet posts go viral overnight. The National Security Agency, the entertainment media, the paparazzi, and soon the entire nation are on her tail! While she spins a modern day sexual Arabian Nights, she's also being tracked by the sweet, sexy, and elusive Dick, who has his own tricks to play.
Will love ever be more than a virtual reality for Lucy? Can she and Dick get past the friends page? Will exposure ruin everything, if the nation finds out Who Is Candid?
About the Author:
Carole Remy lives in Mexico with her beloved dog Gemma. When she isn’t writing and touring her novels, you can find her rescuing dogs, learning wood sculpture, and salsa dancing!
(Twelve Nights board contains 15 captioned photos of locations from the novel)
Twitter: @Carole_Remy
promoting these hashtags: #CaroleRemy #TwelveNights #SexyFun #Candid
Excerpt 1 (347 words) from Who Is Candid?
Intro to Excerpt: Lucy stops for a day in Missouri. She meets a friendly soldier, and yes, there really is a painted frog just outside Fort Leonard Wood. Lucy knows exactly what to do with a painted frog on the side of a hill.

I recognized the location as soon as he slowed down. He pulled over to the side of the road and parked near where my truck had slid into the ditch.
"Where we met," I commented. I wanted to kiss him but held back.
"Let's climb up to the frog," he suggested.
We got out of the truck and held hands as we walked up the slope. We sat on the back of the frog, almost hidden from the view of the road. He slid his arms around me and pulled me back against his chest.
"Is this a favorite spot?" I asked.
"It is now."
"You've never been here before?"
"You inspire me."
"Can we make love here?"
"Here?" He sounded surprised. "By the road?"
"If we lie down on the back of the frog, nobody can see us."
"What about the truck? Somebody might stop."
"Move it down the road a few hundred yards. Put a note on the windshield that you've gone for gas."
"You're smart." He shook his head. "Do you do this often?"
I shook my head. "You inspire me."
By the time he came back from moving the truck, I was naked. Luckily the night was warm. I spread the sweats across the rock and lay back against them. As he walked toward me, his steps slowed. He knelt down beside me.
"Pinch me," he requested.
"Why?" I asked as I pinched his cheek.
"I'm not dreaming," he smiled.
Then he lowered his head and kissed me. HIs lips were soft and full. I traced the line of his cheek with my finger. His tongue brushed me and I opened my mouth to him. He cupped my face in his hands and deepened the kiss slowly, gently. When he pulled back, I smiled a relaxed, sleepy grin.
Excerpt 2 (962 words) from Who Is Candid?
She was tall and thin with a nimbus of red gold hair that dazzled the eye like a luminous fog. I had found her outside the library, looking lost. She accepted my offer of coffee on the second try, but she wouldn’t tell me her name. When I tried to introduce myself, she put a finger to her lips and shushed me. We took a bus to the French Quarter and landed at the Café du Monde. She needed glasses to read the menu and she slipped them on surreptitiously when I turned to the waiter.
“You don’t need that,” I advised her, taking the menu out of her hands. “We’re going to have coffee and beignets.”
She slipped the glasses back into her purse.
“I read about those in a guidebook,” she smiled. “They’re French doughnuts.”
“Much more than that,” I told her. “Nothing in New Orleans is as ordinary as a doughnut.”
She smiled to herself and I wondered what she was thinking. She didn’t offer to tell me so I shut up and watched her. She glowed in the dim restaurant like the moon on a misty night. Her skin was pale and her features small and precise. She didn’t look like anyone I had ever seen.
“What animal do you imagine yourself as?” I asked her abruptly, leaning forward across the table.
She looked at me strangely, then sat back in thought. I waited. The silences seemed to be part of our conversation. Several moments later, she spoke.
“A race horse.”
I digested her words as we munched the feathery pastries and sipped strong black coffee.
“Fast, delicate,” I agreed.
“Ambitious,” she added with a smile. “I like to win.”
Then she turned the tables on me.
“What animal are you?”
“A panther,” I answered without thinking.
She narrowed her eyes and stared at me thoughtfully. When she didn’t speak, I filled the silence.
“What?” she asked.
“You’re also skittish, like a thoroughbred.”
“Am I?” she smiled. “Better not push me, then.”
The waiter refilled our coffee cups.
“I can see the panther,” she said at last. Waiting for each word had become a subtle seduction. She kept me suspended, then broke the tension at the last moment. “You don’t look like a panther, but you have cat eyes.”
“Cat eyes?”
“Tame on the surface and feral underneath.”
I blew out a breath.
“Do you have a name yet?” I asked.
“Not yet,” she smiled. “But you can tell me yours.”
The relief I felt was all out of proportion to the single word. I felt in that moment that she had accepted me. She had allowed me to become a person, not a man who bought her a coffee. I became a small fraction of how important she already was to me.
“What do you do, John?” she asked me with a slow smile.
“I’m in electronics.” I blushed and admitted, “Actually, I’m kind of a geek.”
“I like geeks.”
Those three words dispelled eighteen years of discomfort in school, years of being ignored by the popular girls and passed over for the intramural sports teams. Years of walking to school alone, sitting at home on Friday night, making excuses to my mother why I didn’t want to go to the prom.
“Well, John-geek,” she turned the word to a caress and I fell nine-tenths in love. “Do you want to go for a walk?”
We strolled around Jackson Square and she trailed her hand along the black wrought iron railing. She seemed to retreat from me mentally as well as physically. She was lost in her own world.
“Earth calling redhead,” I teased her.
She looked at me and smiled.
“Sorry, I was thinking about something.”
“Want to tell me?”
“I don’t know,” she admitted. “That’s what I was trying to decide.”
“I’m safe,” I offered.
“I know. You won’t betray me.”
“Betray? That’s a loaded word.”
“Can I talk to you, and you won’t ask me any questions?”
“I’ll try not to.”
“You have to promise. Don’t even think questions.”
“I’m a brick wall.”
She laughed. That first time I heard her laugh, I stumbled and almost fell. The sound was pure and simple, as though she hadn’t worn out her humor on trivia but saved it for important moments.
“I was picturing you as a brick wall,” she explained. “The bricks are all nice and orderly on the outside, and then they begin to undulate like there’s a force inside them that wants out. Then they settle back down and everyone thinks what a nice, sturdy brick wall.”
“You caught me,” I admitted, though I doubted she understood my double meaning. “Johnny the Geek with a panther inside. Are you psychic?”
“Not really. I pay attention.”
We walked along in silence around the square. When we reached our starting point, she seemed to come to a decision. She slipped her hand into mine. I waited for her to speak, but she pulled me along to walk beside her again. We circled the plaza in silence twice more. I tried to relax into our leisurely pace. Impatience would surface for an instant and I would beat it down. She was a woman who knew how she wanted to run the race. She might let me pretend to be the jockey, but we both knew who was in control. She would throw me if I dug in the spurs.
At last I did relax. If we didn’t speak for the rest of the day, that was okay. Her hand in mine, a warm day in New Orleans, I was content. She seemed to sense my submission, for she led me to a bench and we sat.
“I may be in trouble,” she admitted simply.
Thanks Carole for being on the blog today and sharing some more Lucy with us!