So the old adage goes: the more touching on the cover, the more sexytimes on the pages. Or at least that's how we remembered it. So imagine our delight at discovering a wealth of touchy feely covers as of late! Please join us in ogling these butt-grabbing, zipper-lowering covers — you know you wanna.
We're not going to lie: the post-convention week was a long one. There was no pub crawl, no beads thrown at us, no costume parties. But we made it! And it's our favorite kind of Friday: the one that heralds a long weekend! To celebrate, we've got a great giveaway for you today: a copy of Christina Lauren's Sweet Filthy Boy — our May Seal of Excellence winner! We've already gushed about this realistic erotic New Adult, starring a hero you will for sure swoon for, in addition to enviable settings and a heroine you feel like you know — or could be! Why not enter to win before heading out for three days of fun in the sun? Thanks so much for spending time with us this week, we appreciate each and every one of you, and we'll see you Tuesday. This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only.
The audience of the Up Close With Sylvia Day chat at the 2014 RT Convention was a rapt one. As attendees waited for the event to begin, all eyes were on the empty red chair at the front of the room.
Photo credit: Ian Spanier Photography 2014
The energy skyrocketed when Sylvia Day entered with a loud hoot and a question for her fans: "How is everyone doing?"
Immediately everyone started shouting out their questions. One of the first topics that came up was the TV adaptation of the Crossfire erotic romance series from Lionsgate.
“It’s quiet on that front,” Day told the audience. The last update she heard was in January when she learned that the first season of the show will follow the plot of Bared to You.
Sure, it's fun to read about menages, those supersexy, polyamorous relationships that can make pages smoke. But in real life? We're pretty sure our partners might wither at the thought of having to deal with more than one of us. But as there are many different kinds of marriages, so too do polyamorous relationships happen in real life! At the RT Convention last week in NOLA, Reggie and Kasi Alexander, who also write as Cassidy Browning, brought along their partners Treena Wiles and Eva Alexander for a frank discussion of this loving lifestyle! Here are a few of the highlights.
Reggie and Kasi Alexander (aka writing duo Cassidy Browning) at the RT book fair
Each month the RT editors select one book that is not only compelling, but pushes the boundaries of genre fiction. This book stands out from all the others reviewed that month, in the magazine issue and on the website. May 2014's RT Seal of Excellence — the editors' pick for best book of the month — is awarded to Christina Laurens' erotic New Adult Sweet Filthy Boy.
Double high five! It's hump day! If you're counting, there are only five more days until the RT Convention in New Orleans, and we are beyond excited. And one of the many fabulous authors attending is HelenKay Dimon, who is just great. To celebrate the beginning of the end of a long week, we've got an extra smutty scene from her new erotic romantic suspense, Mercy, featuring what reviewer Bridget calls a "magnetic, brooding hero." Enjoy!
Attuned to every sound, when she picked up the soft click of the condo door, Becca yanked open the top drawer and grabbed a knife. With her back shoved into the corner of the kitchen cabinets, she crouched down, ready to spring.
Jarrett walked in and came to a sudden stop. "Not the usual welcome home."
So many self-published titles are released each and every day, it’s hard to know which ones are worth your time — and your cash. As always, your RT Web Team is here for you, to help make sense of it all. We've scoured the bestseller lists, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords to put together our picks of the bestselling self-published romances of the month. Get your TBR list ready!
If you've fallen asleep at your desk clutching a cup of coffee today, raise your hand! Never fear, we've got something better than caffeine to perk you up: a smutty scene from Megan Hart's next erotic tale, Flying, which releases tomorrow. It's about a woman who does something we wish we had the guts (and money) to do: she flies to a different city every weekend and hooks up with sexy strangers. Sounds like the perfect escape, and the perfect story for a Monday excerpt. Enjoy!
They don’t talk again about his collar…or lack of it. She expects that at any minute he’ll tell her he has to leave. They are in an airport, after all. Then he explains his plane’s been delayed by those very same storms that had started their conversation. She tells him she’s also been delayed because of weather, and as lies go, it’s so small it could almost be the truth.
At this year's Authors in the City NYC event we had the chance to catch up with Emma Chase, author of the fan favorite Tangled series. In this brief interview, we asked her about the series, hero Drew, writing books from different points of views and what advice she has for aspiring authors. Enjoy!
Hump day is once again upon us, which means it's time for another erotic excerpt for you to enjoy! We were in the mood for something paranormal this week, and what's more otherworldly than angel-turned-succubus Monica, the heroine of Katana Collins' Soul Stripper series, who needs sex in order to steal souls? Did we mention she moonlights as an exotic dancer? Perfect for finding victims! Enjoy this scene from Soul Surrender, the upcoming third novel in the series.
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“I’ll take her.” His index finger pointed in my face, and more than anything I wanted to bat it away. Of course, that would be bad for business. And how dare I do anything to hurt Lucien’s precious business.