When I came to plot out Asteria, there was a reason why I wanted to write about a royal instead of the more usual billionaire CEO. There’s some of me musing on this, royal families in general, the press, and another chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite, over at Deep in the Heart of Romance blog today.
Today’s the first day of my Insatiable Reads book tour. For my first (ever!) guest post, I’ve written an exclusive piece over on Belle’s Book Bag that’s set during Asteria but that you won’t find in the book – or anywhere else! It’s a phone conversation between my heroine, Lucy, and her best friend Gwen as Lucy phones home for advice, with tales of her gorgeous, dominant prince and steamy goings-on in a casino.
On ALL of the guest posts this week, you’ll be able to enter the main Insatiable Reads giveaway to win a Kindle Paperwhite pre-loaded with books, or a whole bundle of paperbacks! Just follow the links from the guest posts. There are also individual giveaways on some of the posts: today, you can win a $20 Amazon gift certificate on the Belle’s Book Bag post above!
To mark the start of the tour, I have also dropped the price of Asteria to $0.99 for twenty-four hours only (normal price $5.99) on Amazon. Get in fast if you want a copy!
Sneak Peek Sunday lets authors share a short extract of their work.
Here’s mine, from my newly-released novel.
She swept in, in a turquoise suit that made even my Parisian wardrobe feel tasteless and ill judged. “Mother,” Jagor greeted her, and moved forward to kiss her on the cheek: she allowed it.
The Queen and I stared at each other. I curtsied: I’d been practicing, as well as checking the etiquette. She let me get halfway through the movement before speaking, as if to deliberately throw me off.
“The last time we met,” she said, “you told me you were my son’s aide and translator.”
I stayed silent, hoping she’d continue…but she wanted me to confirm the lie. “Yes, Your Majesty.” Even as the Exkella, I’d have to address her formally until Jagor and I were married.
“But the entire time you were sleeping with him: correct?”
It’s available on Amazon, Nook, Kobo and on All Romance Ebooks. More about the book and all the links are here.
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…is not a line from DEM Emrys’ ‘From Man to Man’, but it feels like it should be. I like to read (that shocked you, didn’t it?) and between the sci-fi and the smut, I do like a bit of fantasy*. I came across Emrys on Goodreads last week: he’s done something quite clever (or at least I thought it was clever). Rather than giving away a few free chapters, he’s written a short story that acts as a prequel – it’s a nice standalone piece that introduces some of the characters that we’ll meet in the main books. I think that’s a really nice idea: I’m seriously thinking about trying it myself sometime.
Anyway, I grabbed the free prequel from Amazon and it’s very good. If you like classic fantasy (and a hero with a big axe) you should pick it up.
Get it on Amazon.com (for free, if you hurry)
Or Amazon.co.uk (yes, also free)
*You see now where ‘The Elf Princess’s Lover’ came from? I might even try a sci-fi erotic romance at some stage 😉
Ahead of the release, I wanted to give you guys a sneak look at the cover for ‘Palace of Asteria’. I’m really pleased with how this came out. I was lucky to find a cover model who, in my opinion, was just born to play Jagor. I’ve done a new cover for ‘Prince’ as well, to match – I’ll try to share that one tomorrow.
The lovely Wicked Christa and her friends over at Billionaire Bad Boys have featured ‘The Prince of Asteria’. I’m very flattered – Prince Jagor is in good company over there, with all of those rich CEOs 🙂
If you’ve read Fifty Shades and are wondering what to read next, Billionaire Bad Boys is a good place to start – it’s a non-stop feed of similar titles, usually with extracts.
The lovely John Warner did an interview with me back in June and I’m sending this post back through a wormhole. Back then, ‘My Secret Life’ was titled ‘The Secret Whore’. I still have a soft spot for that title. The interview includes, among other things, how the idea for the story came about and how I got started writing erotica and eroms.