Key West, here we come!!!

17 Oct

So next week is Fantasy Fest!!! If you’re not familiar with Fantasy Fest, it’s an event every year on Key West right around Halloween, and it’s a blast! We went last year and had a great time watching all of the people in skimpy costumes and body paint–and selling lots of chainmail. So fingers crossed this year will be just as good.

If anybody is in southern Florida and wants to get together for dinner, send us an email at kasialexander@gmail.com. Or stop by our booth and say hi! I think we’re in spot 105.

Family and stuff…

10 Oct

by Kasi Alexander

Last week I spent five days in the company of my mother and sister. I know that doesn’t sound like anything unusual, but for us it was. It’s been probably thirty years since the three of us hung out together for more than a couple of hours. Not that we’re not friendly, but we each have our own lives and they just don’t mix very often.

But this was a prime opportunity for us to reconnect. My sister’s daughter had been working at the Mount Rushmore KOA for the summer and she needed help driving back to Michigan. (Well, she didn’t really need help, but my sister wasn’t comfortable with her doing the 24-hour drive on her own.) So Janice (my sister) and my mom flew to Denver and I drove them to Custer, SD to meet up with my niece.

I was a little nervous about it, but I’m really glad I did it. My mother has Alzheimer’s and it’s getting to what I would say is mid-stage. She hasn’t lost much of her long-term memory yet but her short-term is getting pretty bad. Janice is the polar opposite of me, at least politically, religiously and socially. Let’s just say if she had the option to go Amish, she wouldn’t think twice. But now her children, who were home-schooled and had very little contact with the world other than their church and pre-1980 television, are beginning to venture out and explore the world. Janice is a little distressed that her oldest girl is starting to wear jeans and skip church. But she’s letting all of the kids kind of find their own way, which I admire a lot. I’d expected her to really freak out when they started discovering that there’s a world outside of their rural Michigan environment. But we had a very interesting talk about that and I admit I was impressed by her attitude.

“I think I’ve given them a strong foundation,” she said. “Sure, they were very sheltered, and people are always telling me I should have exposed them to more of the world. But I think what I gave them was the knowledge that even though there are lots of things out there to experience, there is a place that’s safe and comfortable, and their parents will always be here to offer love and guidance.”

Okay, maybe those weren’t her exact words, but that was the gist. I still think it’s risky to try to keep all knowledge of the world away from your kids. It’s important to learn to think for yourself at a young age, and I don’t think a strict religious upbringing provides that. But I do agree that she did the best for them that she could, and I think she was a really good mother. My sense is that, while they will never discuss their love lives with her, they will always think of her as the strong foundation that they were able to build on. And that’s not a bad place to start.

As for Mom, It’s sad to see your parents get old and dependent, especially when you’re used to thinking of them as forceful and independent. But in a strange way it’s also a little empowering. I discovered that I’ve always been afraid of my mother’s disapproval, but now I don’t really have that fear anymore. There’s no point in worrying about what she thinks of my lifestyle or whether she approves of my writing. She’s just a person, and I am an adult who can take responsibility for myself without the need of her approval. I know she will never understand why I live the way I do, and that she would be horrified if she read my books, but that’s okay. Now we need each other, not to approve or disapprove, but just to provide that little bit of support and encouragement that only family can provide.

Promo: Crave (The Devil and the Diamond, #1) by Bonnie Bliss

9 Sep

Crave (The Devil and the Diamond, #1)

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A deal was made centuries ago.

The deal was for the first born in each generation.

The soul of that woman was owned from birth by the ultimate beast. The Devil.

Elizabeth Cromwell knew growing up that she was different. The day her parents’ failing business suddenly took a turn for the better in an economy where it shouldn’t have, she was told of her fate. She was owned by the Devil. From the day of her birth she had no future.

It was his.

Unwilling to give in to the rough seductions of the ultimate evil—she runs. Living in a convent in the secluded town of Neive, Italy, with only the aid of faceless man over the computer—she hides.

Until the day he finds her.

Sex. Lies. Betrayal.

The fight for her soul and future begins now.

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*This book contains controversial subject matter that may be objectionable to some readers.*

Genre: Dark Erotica

This story unfolds in four novella length volumes approx. 100 pages each

The first installment Crave is now on sale.

Series Reading Order (Must be read in order):

Crave (Now Available)

Lust (September 2014)

Seduce (TBA)

Owned (TBA)

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Author Bio:

Bonnie Bliss is the brain child of two authors. Bonnie is a husband and wife duo that has come together to weave stories of passion, action, betrayal, and ultimate surrender. They have discovered that mixing genres in their thing. Their tastes go dark, and they love to take twisted-up sweet stories and make them a bit more tense and sexy. Bonnie writes in multiple genres with plans to dabble into more areas of fiction.

One is a Southern California native, the other was born and raised in Yorkshire, England. The husband spends his time giving the wife alpha males with bite. He is a man that needs to see his world in print. He has a panty melting accent, loves listening to music, watching Game of Thrones, and obsessing over Heisenberg. The wife spends her time writing strong women that evolve into their power, they don’t just come out guns blazing. She claims that the song California Girls by Katy Perry is totally accurate. She’s done everything from waitressing, customer service phone rep to corporate real estate, and spent a pretty impressive part of her life working for the Disney Corporation—before finding her way into the publishing world with her husband.

Bonnie Bliss is published by Irish Wolf Publishing

Author Links:

Bonnie Social Links:

Website: http://www.bonnieblissauthor.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorbonniebliss

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bonnie_Bliss

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5136240.Bonnie_Bliss?from_search=true

Wattpad: http://wattpad.com/BonnieBliss

 

Salt Lake City

22 Aug

So we went to Salt Lake City last weekend for a fetish event.

Yes, I said Salt Lake City. Who knew there were kinky people there? :-) Apparently there are, and quite a few of them. And they’re very, very nice.

The leather community in Salt Lake City is amazingly close-knit. I didn’t see any signs at all of division, or cliques, or anything like that. It was a real inspiration and a very well-run event. We had a lot of fun.

We also got to have dinner with our wonderful editor and publisher. It’s always cool to be able to sit and talk about the publishing world and what’s going on with our publisher. Then she actually drove us around Salt Lake City, to see the Temple (can I just say wow?) and the downtown area. It’s a really pretty city, very clean, and must less desert-y than I had expected. It actually reminded me a lot of Colorado Springs. I can see the attraction of living there, although I’m not sure I could deal with so many really religious people.

We didn’t get a good view of the great Salt Lake, which was a little disappointing. We saw a bit of it from the air flying in and out, and that was really interesting. I’m hoping we get to go back next year, when the event will have grown. At least, I’m pretty sure it’ll grow. I hope so, because I’d certainly like to go back!

Cover revel for Cloudburst Ice Magic

3 Aug

Good Morning-

This morning we have a special guest, Siobhan Muir. She is joining us today to share the cover of her new work, Cloudburst Ice Magic. It is scheduled for release on August 11th on Amazon, Smashwords and All Romance Ebooks. So without further ado, here is the cover.

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Thank you Siobhan, that is a fantastic cover. She has also graciously shared an except with us today.

 

Excerpt of Cloudburst Ice Magic

Copyright © 2014 Siobhan Muir

All rights reserved.

 

Sleet laughed, saluted, and was gone in a hissing sprinkle of snowflakes. The desert air sucked up the moisture before it hit the ground and took Zach’s smile with it. He shoved the last of the totes into the back of his truck and closed the tailgate, grateful Sleet didn’t push too hard. He wasn’t ready to tell anyone of his impulsive choice to mate with Lily.

Speaking of which, why hasn’t she answered my texts? He checked his phone again to be sure, but he found a big ol’ nothing. He shook his head and sprayed a little shower of water around him. Crap. Nevada had launched into its warmer spring temperatures and he needed to make himself scarce in the lowlands or get out of Dodge entirely. He locked the empty cabin and glanced at his phone again, willing it to beep with an incoming text or email.

A chill ran up his back from his gut and all his crystalline hair rose to stand on end. Something’s wrong. He inhaled the balmy spring air and scanned the softly dripping world around him, but everything appeared in order. Still, the eerie feeling of dissonance rattled the crystals of his hair and he gritted his teeth as he strode for the driver’s side of his truck. What is it?

His phone rumbled with a red hawk’s scream, the sound he’d chosen for emergency contact texts. He jerked it out of his pocket and touched the screen.

Snowed in bad. Whiteout conditions w/hikers on the slopes. Miss you and love you. Lily.

Zach’s stomach flipped over and dropped to his boots. He punched her number immediately and listened to it go straight to voicemail. “Dammit, Lily! Where are you?”

He took a deep breath and thought back to where she’d said she worked. Cloudburst Resort in Cloudburst, Colorado. He slid into the driver’s seat and punched the maps icon on his phone. Cloudburst showed in the mountain range in the southwestern corner of the state.

Zach nodded. Too much time between Vegas and Cloudburst if he took his truck, but he needed his gear with him. Gritting his teeth, Zach started the engine and called a buddy of his who played in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

“Snow, my man, what’s up?”

“Cade, I need a favor.” Zach headed down the hill toward the freeway.

“Anything, man. What’s going on?” The mellow voice on the other end sharpened.

“Do you know any Ice Demons in the mountains of southwestern Colorado?”

“Sure. Got a couple of friends there. Why?”

“Can you find out if they’ve got any Spring Flings going on right now? I’m on my way, but I’m still about nine hours out.”

“Whoa, man. Are you moving this direction?”

“Yep, but I gotta get there ASAP. Can you find out and call me when you know?”

“Yeah, sure. Not a problem.” Cade paused. “What’s the big rush, Snow?”

Zach sighed as he hit the turn-off to the 215. How much would Cade understand? “You know I’m in Search & Rescue for the humans, right?”

“Yeah, I’d heard you have a thing for them.” Cade chuckled. “What of it?”

“I got news that some humans are caught in some heavy weather in southwestern Colorado and one of them’s a friend of mine. If I could, I’d be out on the slopes right now. But I can’t enter someone else’s territory without an intro.” Ice Demons tended to be territorial unless visitors went through the proper introductory channels. “Do you think you could have someone meet me in Cloudburst, Colorado as soon as I get there? I gotta get these folks out, Cade. It’s important.”

“I’ll see what I can do, Snow. Just promise me you’ll tell me the full story when you get here.”

“Will do.”

“I’ll text or call you when I got something.”

“Thanks, Cade.” Zach floored the accelerator past the Aliante exit.

“Not a problem. Talk to you soon.” The phone clicked off. Zach dropped it on the seat and slowed down before the cops got too interested in him. He’d have to send texts to Sleet and his folks, but he could do that when he reached a rest stop.

Waiting at the light to get onto I-15, he tapped a quick text to Lily.

Hang in there. I’m coming. Z

He prayed to Freya Lily would receive it. All he had to do was get to Colorado. He just hoped he’d arrive in time.

 

That sounds great Siobahn. Here are the buy links or her works.

MY LINKS

Website: http://siobhanmuir.com

Blog: http://siobhanmuir.blogspot.com

Google Plus: http://plus.google.com/u/0/118081545120488658410/posts

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/siobhan.muir.35

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SiobhanMuir

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5760938.Siobhan_Muir

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/siobhanmuir35

 

 

BUY LINKS

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Amazon:

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Release Date: August 11 2014

 

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Avalanches may bring down more than snow…

 

Working for the Search and Rescue team at the Cloudburst Resort in Colorado, Lily Sinclair figures she’ll do all the rescuing from now on. When hikers are caught in a spring blizzard, Lily and her partner head into the storm. Cut off from communication and facing deadly conditions, Lily fears she’ll never see her Ice Demon lover before death claims them.

 

Zach Snow encouraged Lily move to Cloudburst to grow and learn, but missed her every day of their months apart. His plans of moving to Colorado get pushed up when he receives her text explaining her situation, and saying goodbye. He must negotiate with the local Ice Demon clan to work in their territory to rescue Lily and the hikers before the Spring Fling blizzard kills them. But he’s running out of time.

 

Between the amorous hiker hitting on Zach, Lily’s self-doubts, and an avalanche bearing down on them, Zach and Lily must rediscover the love they first kindled in a Christmas ice cave, and create their own Cloudburst ice magic.

 

BIO

Siobhan Muir lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with her husband, two daughters, and a vegetarian cat she swears is a shape-shifter, though he’s never shifted when she can see him. When not writing, she can be found looking down a microscope at fossil fox teeth, pursuing her other love, paleontology. An avid reader of science fiction/fantasy, her husband gave her a paranormal romance for Christmas one year, and she was hooked for good.

 

In previous lives, Siobhan has been an actor at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, a field geologist in the Aleutian Islands, and restored inter-planetary imagery at the USGS. She’s hiked to the top of Mount St. Helens and to the bottom of Meteor Crater.

 

Siobhan writes kick-ass adventure with hot sex for men and women to enjoy. She believes in happily ever after, redemption, and communication, all of which you will find in her paranormal romance stories.

 

Siobhan’s latest release, Cloudburst Ice Magic, is a sequel to Christmas ICE Magic in the Happy Holidays from the Crescent Moon Lodge anthology. She has published A Hell Hound’s Fire (a free read) and The Beltane Witch in the Cloudburst Colorado series. Siobhan has also published Bronco’s Rough Ride and The Navy’s Ghost in the Bad Boys of Beta Squad series, Not a Dragon’s Standard Virgin and Queen Bitch of the Callowwood Pack through Siren Publishing, and Her Devoted Vampire through Evernight Publishing.

 

Thank you for visiting us today Siobhan and god luck with the release of Cloudburst Ice Magic.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Reggie

 

A Goal Reached

31 Jul

Good Morning ALL

I tell you it has been an interesting week for us. One week ago, on July 24th our seventh book released. It is called “Arresting Dominance” through Siren under the pen name Cassidy Browning. This one is book #5 in the BDSM Ménage Fantasies series. Yes, it is set out at our favorite bed and breakfast in northern California, Clifftop Fantasies!!!

For this one we were finally able to have cops as our male hero’s and they get into some pretty cool stuff if I do say so myself, lol. For those who have never seen a Crafty Dom or MacGyver Dom competition then you have missed one of the truly lighthearted and fun events in the BDSM world. Anyway, our guys get to compete in one and you will not want to miss it. As a fun bit of pointless trivia, kasi and I won this completion when it was here at our local club a couple of years ago. It was a blast.

Anyway, with the help of all of you this release allowed usto meet one of our goals as authors. We managed to rank on two of the lists on Siren. We are currently #24 on the Ménage and More list and #45 on the Top selling ebooks for the past 7 days list. We could not have done this without the love and support of all of you, so from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!!!

 

I know it isn’t much of an accomplishment for many of our fellow authors who do this with every book but for us it was a first. We know it wasn’t an Amazon or New York Times Best Seller list but to us it might as well have been, We have been floating on clouds all week. It is amazing how something so simple as seeing your book on a list, any list raises your spirits.

So again, Thank you to all those who have supported us over the last few years, to those who have bought Arresting Dominance and put her on the list and to those who may one day join Liam and Jeremy and see how they do with Ginny and the Crafty Dom competition.

If you would like to check it out here is the link: http://www.bookstrand.com/arresting-dominance

As to other news, I am told our first newsletter has gone out and is hopefully being enjoyed by one and all. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be, then follow this link to sign up:  http://eepurl.com/YVern. If you did get it and have suggestions on how to make it better please send me a line as well and let me know what your idea is.  You can email me at reggiealexander3@gmail.com and put newsletter in the subject line and we will take your suggestion under advisement.

Also, we are finishing up the last three shorts for book 1 of our new self pub series of erotic shorts from al of the NAE authors. It will be called Naughty Ever After Bedtime Stories: Hot Summer Nights. We hope to have it out before the end of August. As soon as those three are put to bed we will finish up our edits for Book 1 of The Masters of Striking Mammoth series which we will be self publishing this year and is titled Dominant Force and then can get back on book 2, Dominance Vengeance. This series follows the members of the Striking Mammoth, Colorado  BDSM community. Many of those members are on the Special Operations and Response Team for the police department. We are very proud of this series and are looking forward to what you al think of it. It is a joint venture between us and the amazingly talented Anna Riviera. Look for them to be released soon.

Have a great day all;

Reggie

It’s Release Day for Arresting Dominance!!!!

24 Jul

Hello all-

 

I just wanted to share the good news with you all. It I release day for Arresting Dominance!!! This is book number five in the BDSM Ménage Fantasies series. This one is under our Cassidy Browning name and is being published by Siren Book strand. This one has a couple of cops as the main male squeezes and has some very unique things in it. For those who have never seen one, this story has both a human fox hunt and a Crafty Dom Competition that you will not want to miss.

 

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Sometimes fate stalks you like an animal.

Ginny Nelson has fled from a failed polyamorous experiment right into the sights of the two sexiest men she’s ever seen. To make things better, they’re dominant and protective—they’re cops. Should she try love again?

Liam McCulloch and Jeremy Knight are two SWAT cops who like to have fun and live by the seat of their pants. They came to the BDSM Bed & Breakfast Clifftop Fantasies for a vacation that promises to be exciting. They’d never heard of a Human Fox Hunt before, but they’re willing to try anything once.

A daring bet leads all of them to give love another try. But when the couple from Ginny’s past comes back, their budding relationship and the prospect of a long-distance romance threatens everything. Will she choose the past, or the possible future of her dreams? Or neither?

 

Don’t wait to get your copy now. It is on sale until Midnight July 31st.

http://www.bookstrand.com/arresting-dominance

 

Have a great day all;

 

Reggie

Teaser Tuesday – Arresting Dominance, releasing on July 24!

15 Jul

Here’s a teaser from book 5 of the BDSM Menage Fantasies series, scheduled to be released on July 24 (and available now for preorder!):

As soon as the rope began going on, Allie could feel her body temperature rising. The chill of the night air seemed to lessen and a pleasant feeling of security and warmth settled inside her. She closed her eyes while they worked, allowing herself to sway slightly and knowing that the guys wouldn’t let her fall. It was her own little ritual: going deep inside herself, as if the bondage offered a structure to support her body while her mind sank into a deep meditation.

When her harnesses were set, they began to attach her loosely to the cross. Once all of the ropes were set they would lift her into place and tighten the supports so that she was held with her weight distributed evenly between the chest and hip harnesses and the tie points on her legs and arms. Then they would raise the cross into the air so that she and it were swinging from the large branch above her.

Time stopped and Allie allowed herself to float, barely registering the initial discomfort as the ropes were adjusted. She was finding that every time she did a suspension it got a little less uncomfortable. The first couple of times had been very painful, and she’d only been able to stand it for a few minutes. But with more practice her body adjusted, or she learned how to process the pressure, and she was beginning to enjoy the feeling of rope holding her up while she surrendered to the experience.

With some arrangements she was able to swing herself back and forth and spin, or have Brad and Karl spin her, and it was a playful kind of session, with them smacking her ass or tickling her.

This one was different. There was an almost spiritual connection between her and the guys as they silently positioned her on the cross, somehow adding to her internal focus. Her body was helpless and vulnerable, yet she felt secure and sheltered at the same time. They would occasionally stop and run a hand over the parts of her skin that were accessible, checking to make sure she was okay and re-asserting the connection between them.

Teaser Tuesday

8 Jul

From Naughty Ever After Hot Summer Nights, coming soon…

Chad opened his eyes slowly and painfully, wondering why his bed was suddenly so uncomfortable.

And sandy. What had he done last night, anyway? But the sound of the surf was louder than normal, and he must have left his windows open because there was a cool breeze blowing over him. He stirred, reaching for a blanket, and became aware that someone was lying next to him.

Then he became aware of something else. Water splashed over his feet and up onto his knees, then across his thighs.

Oh, God. He was naked. Not only was he naked, he was lying on the beach naked, next to a—he sat up and looked over. Yes, it was a woman. A pretty one, with longish brown hair. Millie or something, he thought, although he had no conscious memory of how he knew her. Had he cheated on Sandy?

The memory came back to him in a rush, making him nauseous. Sandy had cheated on him. Well, not technically. Technically she’d dumped him. Before that she’d probably cheated on him, though.

His head hurt. He looked again to see if the woman was naked, but he couldn’t exactly tell. She was covered by a red and white sundress, but he didn’t think she was actually wearing it. It was more or less draped over her.

And it was wet. As he looked at her, the tide sloshed over them both, higher than it had been the last time. The girl gasped as it splashed in her face, then spluttered, scrambling to her feet. Her dress slid off and she snatched at it, turning bright red as she hastily pulled it over her head.

RomCon14 wrap up

23 Jun

Hello All-

We just got back from RomCon14 that was held here in Denver. As always we had a great time. We got to see many old friends and the chance to make some new ones. This year we were a part of the Alternative Lifestyles panel and were very pleased to see that it had about 60 people attend the workshop. Angel Payne, Jenna Jacobs, Ann Mayburn, Shannon West, Kasi Alexander and I were on the panel and we had the opportunity to discuss many aspects of various alternative lifestyles with the audience. A lot of great questions were asked and many prizes given out.

We had the chance to participate in the book signing on Friday evening and got the chance to meet with many new potential readers. Personally, I thought this years book signing was one of the best of the ones we have been in over the years at all of the RomCon’s. There were a lot of readers and fans and enough room to make the event comfortable.

On Saturday night we had the pleasure of hosting the Chocolate Mangasm event this year. We had a lot of help from many, many authors. In addition to the donations given by Pure Romance we had goodies given by all of the participating authors so we were able to raffle off 49 prizes, gift baskets and books. Lots of new games were played and a great time was had by all I think.

We were able to get some great advice on our manuscript for book one of our new self pub series as well. While it was kind of disappointing to hear the problems, it was exactly what we asked for and what we needed to give you all the best work we can do. We have to go back and tweak a few things, add some more romance and fix a few issues before we share it with the world. So, we will suspend the work on books two and three while we make these changes but are still planning on trying to have them all released before the end of the summer. We will be busting ass  on writing and will keep you all up to date on the progress.

We are working on the first issue of our newsletter. The game plan is to have it out in the first week of July and then to have one out every other month. If you have any ideas of things you would like to see in the newsletter or if you would like added to the mailing list (email) then let me know. We should have the sign up form up this week. You are also welcome to drop me a message at reggiealexander3@gmail.com with your name, city and state and email address and I will add you on. We will be unveiling our new branding, logo and slogan.

Hope you all have a great week. See you soon.

 

Reggie

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