More Valentine’s Goodness: Free Story, Kindle Reviews Giveaway and more

Greetings my lovelies!

To celebrate Valentine’s Month, eight authors, including myself, got together to write a new story for you. Cupid’s Broken Arrow is full of scintillating, smexy fun involving Greek God Eros (a.k.a Cupid) and his errant, ahem, member. The eight chapters will be issued one by one over a series of blogs. Check out the schedule on Pearls Inner Goddess blog here or check the schedule below.

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Thursday, Feb. 11

CHAPTER 1
Inner Goddess

CHAPTER 2
Naughty Mom Storytime
Nicole Book Musings
Bad Boys and Bedtime Stories
KCB Reviews

 

Friday, Feb. 12

 
CHAPTER 4
Need Epic Reads
Margay Leah Justice

Saturday, Feb. 13

 
 
CHAPTER 8
 

GIVEAWAY FUN

To all my wonderful readers – a Valentine’s gift for you. I appreciate you more than words can express. I’m one of the many authors supporting The Kindle Book Review’s $800 Valentine’s Giveaway. Enter for a chance to win one of four $200 Amazon gift cards. May the odds be ever in your favor! Ends February 22.

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Have you signed up for my monthly giveaway? Check out my giveaway page and enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. We can never have too many of those, right? XO

BOOK INSPIRATION

I’ve been holed up in my writing cave, completing PERFECT, the third Elite Doms book for you. In the meantime, check out my Pinterest inspiration board for this book, and check out this song by Sam Smith, which sums up Chapter Ten – perfectly. <wink>

FRIDAY HOT READ: Rose C. Carole – From True Confessions to Catering to His Needs

Debut author, Rose C. Carole gives us a wonderful story in Catering to His Needs (Kitchen Confessions Book 1), involving one hot alpha male, an over 30 woman (Yay!), food, spanking, suspension and bondage. See for yourself…

Smexy Excerpt from Catering to His Needs

(Warnings: NSFW, sexual scene)

“Okay, Rebecca, turn over and let me look at you.”

She slowly turned onto her back.

“Arms above your head, feet spread wide.” As she complied, he pulled down the chains from the headboard and attached them to her cuffs, then chained her ankle cuffs to the footboard.

“Now, I’m going to prepare a snack for us. If you’re uncomfortable or need anything, just speak up. I’ll hear you on the monitor I have in the room.” He bent down and sucked a nipple into his mouth, laving it with his tongue. It beaded nicely, just the way he liked. He gave it a little nip with his teeth. She arched up to meet him, but he pressed her back into the mattress.

“Stay still. I want to play with what belongs to me.”

She settled down, but he could see the muscles in her stomach contract as he took the other nipple in his mouth. He nipped it, as well. Moans of pleasure emitted from her lush lips, a siren song of temptation to his cock. But it was the squirm he loved best, her inability to keep still while he took his own pleasure, feasting on her lush body. Making his way down to her clit, he clasped it in his mouth and sucked hard. Then before she could respond further, he rose up and left. Her whimper only made him smile.

“Be good. I’ll be back shortly,” he called as he went to the kitchen.

“What else can I do trussed up like this, even though I’m on fire?” she muttered.

Before she could say another word, he was back at her side.

“Watch your temper,” he admonished, “or you’ll have to wait a lot longer before you get any satisfaction. You certainly haven’t done anything yet to deserve it.”

“Sorry, Sir,” she whispered.

Want to know more?

Story Blurb

Being a single mother running a catering business isn’t easy. Finding time for love is nearly impossible. Adding in a man with his own family issues could be a recipe for disaster.

Ethan is at his wit’s end. Gina, his brother’s ex-wife, has threatened to reveal that Ethan is a member of the Playground, an exclusive BDSM club, unless she gets more alimony from the family trust fund. The scandal that would arise from such a revelation must be avoided at all costs—not only for the sake of Ethan’s reputation, but for the future of his relationship with his treasured sub, Rebecca.

Rebecca is a single mother working hard to expand her catering business. The only peace she finds from her building stress is in the handcuffs of her strong Dom, Ethan. But Rebecca’s life is not her own. Her teenage son is not handling Rebecca’s divorce well, and Rebecca feels the responsibility for her son’s happiness like a weight on her shoulders. Between her business and her son, she has little time for herself—or the growing emotional demands from her Dom.

Ethan is determined to take their relationship to the next level, and Rebecca is equally determined not to upset her son further by revealing that she has a new man in her life. Fortunately, Ethan is a Dom with a passionate interest in seeing that his sub is happy—even if he has to whip some sense into her. He’s making progress until suddenly his own problems take a turn for the worse. His brother Zach has gone missing under suspicious circumstances, and now it’s all Ethan can do just to keep himself out of jail. The cat, as they say, is out of the bag.

As their lives spiral out of control, will Ethan and Rebecca be able to find a way back into each other’s arms?

Interview with the Author

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: Welcome Rose! Congratulations on your first release. What first drew you to the BDSM erotic or romance genre? 

ROSE C. CAROLE: I’ve read erotic romance for years and always enjoyed it. My first job out of college was working as an editorial assistant for True Confessions and Real Love magazines.

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: How fascinating!

ROSE C. CAROLE: It wasn’t long before I was writing the stories myself. My publishing career then took a different turn and I became a book editor and then an editor for entertainment magazines. But my roots in romance stayed with me. After my son went off to college I started writing again, and I decided to once again explore romance. I attended the first BDSM Writers Workshop and had a wonderful time and met some inspiring authors who helped me on my writing journey.The BDSM dynamic is one I find intruiguing. The emotional connection has to be intense or it doesn’t work. The Dom has to be able to get into the mind of the submissive or he will not be able to maintain control. Bringing my characters into the D/s lifestyle was a way for me to enable them to unite all the elements that are needed for good sex—body, mind and spirit

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: How would you say your take on your genre is different from other authors?

ROSE C. CAROLE: As much as I love novels about billionaire Doms who pluck ordinary women out of their lives and bring them into their world, I wanted to write a series about women who were more like me — women whose lives require them to be strong and creative so they can give attention to all the demands on them; work, family, friends and love. My struggle has been to keep my life interesting and fulfilling while meeting the needs of those who depend on me at home and at work. I think it’s a challenge other women will relate to and I hope they will empathize with the characters I have created in this series.

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: What made you decide to sit down and actually start Catering to His Needs? How did the idea come about? 

ROSE C. CAROLE: The Kitchen Confessions series was inspired by my own experience working in a small catering operation. Working so closely with other women in a high-pressure environment forges tight friendships. You learn to rely on each other and trust they will have your back. Hours of cooking next to one another also lends itself to conversations about your personal life. It is as much like a group therapy session as it is a work environment. Problems are solved, questions are answered and mistakes are prevented. But not always. And when disasters — with family, friends or lovers — do happen, the kitchen is where you go to be soothed, comforted and restored. Rebecca’s story is the first, since she’s the owner and creator of Catered Affairs, the company around which a lot of the action happens.

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: Tell us a little bit about Ethan. What is his goal, motivation and/or stops him from having the life they want as the story opens? 

ROSE C. CAROLE:Besides being deliciously tall, dark and handsome, Ethan is the guy who always takes care of everyone else—but not himself. He likes the BDSM lifestyle because he feels he can have a measure of control over what happens. As a Dom, he is strong as well as creative in helping a sub explore her own desires. Ethan wants to help Rebecca take charge of her own life and open herself up to him more fully. But it’s almost an impossible task, since Rebecca is being pulled in as many directions as Ethan is. It seems that love and desire may not be enough to create a lasting relationship. 

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: Tell us a little bit about Rebecca. 

ROSE C. CAROLE:Rebecca is a woman overwhelmed by life when the book opens. She loves spending time with Ethan. He brings out all the passion she never really had in her first marriage. But she is being pulled by a teen son who is resentful of the fact that his parents have divorced and holds her responsible. She has a demanding business she needs to run to replace the income she lost as a result of the divorce. Despite the burgeoning feelings she has for Ethan, she doesn’t quite have the time or energy to seriously pursue the relationship. But she can’t quite let it go either. Ethan is too good to resist. 

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: What is next for you, writing-wise? Any new books you’re working on you can to share?

ROSE C. CAROLE: I am working on the next book in the Kitchen Confessions series. It is about Mya, a young woman raised in the foster care system, who was inspired by Rebecca’s visit to her high school to go into a culinary program. Now she’s a chef in Rebecca’s kitchen, but she still struggles with self-esteem issues. Jake is intrigued by Mya but is reluctant to get involved with her because he has lost love before and doesn’t want to risk experiencing that pain again. Can these two damaged souls conquer their fears and find a way to heal each other?

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: We can’t wait!

Quick Takes

Favorite word: Delicious

Favorite season: Fall

Mountains or beach? Definitely beach

Dogs or cats? Dogs

Blonds or brunettes? Brunettes

Small town or city? Big city. I don’t think I’ll ever leave New York.

Favorite place to vacation? Italy

Sweet or savory? Both

5 Books you’d take to a desert island:  I love sagas, the bigger the better so it would have to be War and Peace, Gone With the Wind, Our Mutual Friend, Wuthering Heights, and Les Miserables. But please don’t make me leave all the other wonderful romances behind, including yours, which I enjoy so much. I’m a voracious reader and I can never have enough. 

HOW TO BUY Catering to His Needs

Amazon US      Amazon UK     Totally Bound Website     Barnes and Noble     iBooks     Kobo     Google Play     Allromance

LOVE LINKS: CONNECT WITH ROSE

Website     Twitter:@roseccarole     Facebook 

 

 

 

Download A Perfect Man and Get Your Holiday Smexy On

Hello, my lovely readers. May your holidays be unfolding peacefully and joyously. To add to the seasonal spirit, download a free, smexy paranormal tale, A Perfect Man for Christmas, written by 12 authors, myself included. The story is a fun take on the 12 Days of Christmas.

Click or tap here to download.

Story Blurb: Wynter only has a few days left to find the perfect man before Christmas…or lose her head, literally. The perfect man isn’t easy to find, or is he?

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Authors include Laurie Olerich, Elaine Barris, Kitten K. Jackson, Rebecca Royce, Elle Boon, Isobelle Cate, Kay Manis, Bella Juarez, Patricia W. Fischer, Riley Bancroft and Brenna Zinn — and of course, moi (Elizabeth SaFleur).

Twelve days…twelve authors…an erotic, paranormal holiday short story that’s anything but conventional.

My fur baby and I wish you a graceful spin into 2016. Happy New Year!

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