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Character Interview: Felix from Private Pleasure by Shiloh Saddler

I have author Shiloh Saddler visiting me today with a quick interview with her character Felix from her new release Private Pleasure. Thanks for stopping by and take it away, Shiloh!

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Senator Felix has eyes for two beautiful women in my newest release Private Pleasure. Set in Ancient Rome during a time when it was against the law to have a concubine and wife at the same time he fully realizes his lust could get him into trouble. Except he’s used to getting his way. What is a man to do?


Senator Felix has a commanding presence even though Livia and Naomi take up most of the page time. I thought I’d let him step into the spotlight for a few minutes to answer some questions.


If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?

That’s an easy question. I’d never leave my bedchamber. I’d spend all day in bed pleasuring my wife and Naomi.


What impression do you make on people when they first meet you? How about after they’ve known you for a while?

Usually people are intimated by me at first glance. I’m one of the tallest men in the Roman army and often have a serious expression. After they’ve gotten to know me for a while they realize I’m a man of my word and relatively easy to get along with.


Do you think you’ve turned out the way your parents expected?Felix

I haven’t exactly followed my father’s path to success. So no I don’t think I turned out how my parents expected, however I achieved more success than they thought possible. Sometimes it pays to listen to your heart.


What’s the worst thing that’s happened in your life? What did you learn from it?

Helplessly watching my army being cut down to the man because we were outnumbered. I learned to always expect the unexpected and be prepared for the word possible situation.


What are you most afraid of?

I’ve always been ambitious, but sometimes there are costs for success. I constantly worry about disgracing my family and not living up to the high expectations and responsibilities placed on my shoulders.



A member of the Roman elite, Livia, shares a secret Sapphic relationship with her slave that’s threatened when her father forces her to marry a powerful senator. But after her new husband introduces her to the pleasures of sex with men, she finds her attraction torn. Is it the senator she wants in her bed, or her slave?

Sensuous Naomi has been a devoted slave and lover to Livia for many years, but she too, feels a desire for the senator that’s too powerful to stop. When he discovers their secret, he offers Naomi a choice – marry another slave, or live as a threesome. Naomi jumps at the chance to lie in the senator’s arms, even if only for one night.

Felix’s political ambition knows no bounds, nor his appetite for women. But when a critical mission results in his capture, it’s only getting back to his two lovers he desires, no matter what the diplomatic fallout. Little does he know the risks he’s taken in his bed and in the field have not gone unnoticed by the emperor, but will he be rewarded or reprimanded for his actions?

Warning: this is ancient history on the erotic romance side. This contains two women lusting after each other and a powerful man determined to have them both.

Buy Links:

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Author Bio and Links:

Shiloh Saddler likes to do research for her steamy romances first hand. She has invented a time machine and travels back to the 19th century on a regular basis. There are experimental settings on her time machine which could propel her into the future and even other worlds. She believes love and a good book makes anything possible.




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From Chicago, With Love: Cover Reveal

From Chicago, With Love Cover Reveal (For Real this Time)

So, if you subscribe to my blog via email, you may have seen this little blip on your radar. I hope not. Oh, New WordPress Post Screen, I shake my fist at you! While I was lining this up the other night on that shiny new (evil) screen, my computer got hung up while scheduling for today’s date. I walked away and gave it some time, then came back. The little bar at the top indicated that WordPress had gotten to about 90% done and then quit for the day, so I clicked schedule once again. And then the damn thing posted immediately.

I broke out in sweaty hives and tore it down posthaste (just a little blog humor, there), but since I’m a wiener who subscribes to my own blog, I checked the email and saw the evidence of my premature release splashed all over the screen.

I guess I couldn’t help myself because this cover is so sexy and so many of the authors who were involved in this project (80+!) get my motor running on a regular basis. Yeah “From Chicago, With Love,” you’re to blame for being so darn exciting.

I need to be horse whipped, I know. It’s the only thing for me, really.

Anyway, if you’re lucky enough to be going to GRL this year, you’ll have the orgasmic opportunity to pick up this cool compilation.*

Have at it!


And now, I give you Cover Reveal, the Reckoning:

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Quite frankly, I think it’s even better the second time around.


Pride Promotions is heading up this blogstravaganza, and was kind enough to donate a $10 ARe gift card to make it even more exciting!


Rafflecopter Code: a Rafflecopter giveaway


And if you’re looking to check out all the other blogs that did this way better than I did, here they be:

Tour Stops: Carly’s Book Reviews, Parker Williams, The Novel Approach, Angel Martinez, Amanda C. Stone, Kimber Vale, Tara Lain, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Prism Book Alliance, Andrew Q. Gordon, Cathy Brockman Romances, Jade Crystal, MM Good Book Reviews, The Blogger Girls, Foxylutely Book Reviews, 3 Chicks After Dark, Queer Town Abbey, Sinfully Sexy, Wake Up Your Wild Side, Kimi-Chan, Dawn’s Reading Nook, Inked Rainbow Reads, Love Bytes, Fallen Angel Reviews, Multitasking Mommas, My Fiction Nook, SA McAuley, Iyana Jenna, Cate Ashwood 

*Sales Links: This is an exclusive at GRL 2014 in Chicago 

Haunted House of Manlove Flash Fiction Blog Hop

Any MM authors feel like getting your Halloween flash freak on? Come on! How could ya not?

Character Interview with John Murdock of The Caretaker’s Lady

Today I have Rita Bay visiting with a character interview from her new Liquid Silver release, The Caretaker’s Lady. I love this cover. Just gorgeous!


Thanks so much to Kimber for inviting me to interview John Murdock, the caretaker of The Mountain Ridge Resort. He’s the star of The Caretaker’s Lady, a scorching hot new contemporary release from Liquid Silver Books. I caught up with him half-way through the story. As you’ll see, he wasn’t exactly jumping for joy to be interviewed, but I was able to convince him to share a bit of his story.


Thank you, John, for taking time out from your busy day to sit down for an interview. 


It’s not like I had much of a choice, Rita. You wouldn’t finish our story otherwise. I have other things on my mind.


Like a certain lady staying at The Mountain Ridge Resort. I heard someone had caught your attention. Spill it all!


I admit it. I picked up Cathy Morrow and her editor Mickie Schaeffer  at the Atlanta airport. I was impressed with Cathy from the moment we met. I would never have pegged her as a famous author of scorching hot romances. She was dressed kinda dowdy in a long skirt and loose blouse, but she was cute as a button. Petite, beautiful like a pixie with huge blue eyes that were a bit sad. She introduced herself, shook my hand, helped me with the bags, then stood with the resort’s luggage cart while I brought around the Land Rover. The two-hour drive was a pleasure. I liked what I saw and heard.


And Mickie? You aren’t very friendly with her, are you? 


Mickie handed me her baggage claim ticket, gave me her cell number, and then seated herself in the food court with a latte. When she realized I was interested in Cathy, she’s doing everything she can to shut me down. The bitch doesn’t give a damn about her. All Mickie wants is to get the damned book finished and save her job. She made it real clear she wasn’t impressed with me.


Probably because you’re the caretaker. But you have a secret and there’s a Mystery, don’t you? 


My secret’s none of your damned business, even though you know it. For now, I’m content to be the caretaker. The Mystery, however, is a hell of a story. Seems that Cathy had “lost her Muse,” likely because of her dysfunctional family situation. Her publisher found an old note in her author’s file inviting her to visit here. She called in the reservation on a phone that only a handful of people know about. I’m stumped. No one will ‘fess up to anything. The staff ‘s making bets on what they call “the Mystery.” I admit to being curious—that’s why I picked them up at the airport, but I’m a lot more interested in the lady herself.


You haven’t been interested in a woman in a long time, have you? 


Since my wife died twenty years ago. I made a mistake a decade or so ago and haven’t looked at a woman since.


Until Cathy?


Until Cathy. I fell hard for her. I’m happy to say it was mutual. It’s been a while for us both, but I was up for it—no Viagra or nothing. The ladies at the resort, of course, knew everything by the next morning—probably because I sent Cathy flowers and a resort phone.. They decided to take her under their collective wing in the spa. Usually, I’d be pissed, but one look at Cathy ended that. She’d been pretty before, but now she’s drop-dead gorgeous. With her hair colored and nails done and whatever else they did in the spa, she dropped twenty years.


Cathy’s becoming really special to you, isn’t she?


More than I could imagine in just a couple of days. I took her to a special place that I used to visit with my wife. I even admitted to her that  Julia and I read all her novels together—even played out some of the scenes. I’d never shared that with anyone. I thought it might upset her but she said it was okay. She said people our age have histories. She doesn’t resent Julia—said that being her husband is part of what and who I am. Said no one should take that away from me. She even told me other people role-played her stories. The shell I’d built around my heart to protect myself from being hurt again shattered. Cathy understands me. Understands that Julia will always own a piece of my heart. We even played out one of my favorite scenes from her book, The Forest Queen. Thought I was gonna die, but I believe I have another chance at love, if you’ll finish the damned book.


I suppose I should finish your story. I’m sure things will turn out well for you both because I love happily-ever-afters. But not without a bit of angst—things shouldn’t be too easy, you handsome hunk. And the Mystery? I’ll make sure it’s solved. Well, I’d better be off.  

Readers can check out the blurb click those buy links, then check out my webpage. Rita 



Pass the grits and call me y’all!  Jasmine Bloom, queen of the bodice rippers for three decades, never thought she would become a victim of writer’s block. When family stress causes Cathy Morrow, who writes as Jasmine Bloom, to miss a deadline, Blaylock Publishing accepts a mysterious invitation for Cathy to visit The Mountain Ridge Resort to revive her muse.

Divorced for two decades with three grown children and two grandsons living in her home, Cathy can’t find the inspiration she needs to write the sizzling-hot romances that gained her fame and fortune. At the resort, Cathy meets a hot maintenance worker who warms the cool nights. Will she be content to role-play his favorite scorching-hot love scenes from her novels then return home to her dull routine?

The caretaker’s job at the resort allows billionaire John Murdock to live the life he loves in the Blue Ridge Mountains and keep a centuries-old family vow. When Cathy Morrow arrives at the resort, she lights a fire he’d banked years ago. Will she look beyond his white hair and menial job to appreciate what he offers—passion with the prospect for love?

BUY LINKS: Liquid Silver Books / Amazon 


Rita Bay happily writes sizzling contemporary stories (Liquid Silver Books, Secret Cravings Publishing), historical romance sagas (Siren BookStrand), shapeshifter and vampire tales, and humorous mythology-based erotic romps (Champagne Book Group). Her stories are set near her home in Atlanta, along the Gulf Coast, and in picturesque locales across Europe. Her webpage/blog ( offers more info about Rita and her stories, as well as risqué, macabre, and  extraordinary posts about the history and culture of Western Europe and the United States.



The ABCs of Romance: I is for Isthmus

Hi, everyone! My Hard Act blog tour is winding down and I’ve decided to host myself today. Unconventional, perhaps, but I wrote up a number of posts for the ABCs of romance and I’m afraid my I was just a bit…well, unconventional, too. Rather than asking someone else to post my madness, I figured I’ve got just the blog for the job. So, without further ado, I give you I:

I is for isthmus. Not really. I just wanted to see if I could spell that. Better yet, I should try to harken back to my third grade social studies and see if I can define it.

A thin body of land, sorta like a peninsula, that connects two larger pieces of land.

Booyah! I just checked! I wasn’t 100% sure it wasn’t a thin body of water connecting water, but I was right! I guess the water would be a canal, eh? Woop! I’m going on Jeopardy!

And now I feel obligated to make isthmus work in romance.

I may need a drink for this.

<Refills the wine glass>

Okay, here goes. I probably need a diagram to make this work. Yeah…let’s try that.


Click on the photo to enlarge for your reading pleasure.

There, you see? It makes perfect sense now. Any questions? I didn’t think so.


Intrigued? Download the free sample of Hard Act to Follow on Amazon. What do you have to lose? Oh, yeah! Absolutely nothin’!

Already read Hard Act and you’d like just a bit more Kyrie? Well, the little stinker answered a few questions about me over on Romance Lives Forever , so you might want to check that out.

And don’t forget that my $25 gift card giveaway is still open for another week! Get up on it and grab it like you want it!
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**************ADDENDUM*****************WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT*********************

The winner of the Rafflecopter $25 Amazon gift card giveaway is Sarina Feuerbach! Woo hoo! Congrats, Sarina, and thanks so much to everyone who participated! May you get lucky the next time around! 🙂


Exercise Your Right to Vote (on Smut)! #giveaway

I made it to the finals in the Scorching Book Reviews Sex Scene Championship (or the SBRSSC as we in the biz like to call it. Actually, I just made that up). Woo hoo! If you’ve read Hard Act to Follow, you’ll recognize this scene. If you haven’t, pop over and read a steamy interlude between Kyrie and Greg and don’t forget to vote for your favorite! You’ll also get qualified for your choice of a book prize bundle!

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