Friday, July 18, 2014

Melissa Schroeder's 10th Anniversary Celebration Blog Hop


Way WAY back when my first book was published, it was at a publisher ... Whiskey Creek Press Torrid ... where Melissa's A Little Harmless Sex was number 1.  It was an honor to eventually take her place with Come Sweet Creature.  Between the two of us I think we owned the number one spot with the publisher for almost a year!

Now this was all online, when I finally met her in person, well, I was thrilled she was as spectacular in person as she was online.  That isn't always the case but Mel is as honest as they come.

At the start of the July I received all the right to my previous titles back from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid. They were sold and the new company kindly kept the contract I signed for Come Back ... which is out NOW!  The best news is the fabulous price ... $3.99 for a novel, sweet!


Come Back by Tilly Greene
Shape Shifter Erotic Romance

Amazon
BN
Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

Cassie Johnston needs to move on from a bad break-up.  To start, she gets a new hairstyle and leaves the hospital scrubs behind for a research lab coat.   Exhausted and yet excited about the new challenges, she’s unprepared to handle it when her heartbreaker walks back in to her life.

Mikhail Ivanovich tried to do the right thing for the woman he loves, but he’s haunted by her absence.  Burying himself in work hasn’t helped and eventually he accepts life is too short not to spend it with the woman he loves.

A heat wave blankets New York City and the two finally sit down to talk about what happened between them.  Will they reunite or are there too many insurmountable problems standing in their way?








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Monday, June 02, 2014

Bad Boys Make Benefits Better

Or do they make better benefits?

Either way we have bad boys and a benefit ... life doesn't get much better than this!

Ciana Stone (also known as the fabulous cover artist Syneca Featherstone, Syn) has organized a giving opportunity to help Health Guidance.  Let Ciana explain from her website:

Health Guidance is caring for patients and their families. People who are challenged by difficult diagnoses. Individuals who need help finding diagnostic tools, the care of exceptional physicians, and the very best medical treatments.
 
Health Guidance strengthens patients and their families by supporting them every step of the way.
 
We believe in the dream of wellness.
 
Please be a link in our chain and help us to help those who are giving so much to people in times of health crisis.  Buy a copy of the book today or gift a friend.

Renegades by Ciana Stone
Perfect!  Got it!  So, on the 1st of June I randomly chose 5 people and sent them Renegades by Ciana Stone, out of the blue, no warning, just bam a notice the ebook was waiting for them at Amazon arrived in their inboxes.  I'm telling you I felt like Santa Clause without the heavy sack!  It was a wonderful experience and the proceeds go to Health Guidance ... sweet.
 
There are other ways you can help.  Authors, there are 19 covers up for auction from some of the best cover artists around.  Go bid!  Everyone, you can also win a Kindle Fire HD by putting up a Reader Review on Amazon ... get reading and reviewing!
 
That's three ways to give and the fourth give a bit back!  Friday June 6th on Facebook is an all day event with authors giving stuff away.  How do I know this?  I'll be there from noon for a half hour, that's it, so show up with your party shoes on and be prepared to win.  I'm giving away a copy of Renegades by Ciana Stone, a $10 Amazon gift card and an ebook from my backlist ... all that in half an hour, challenge accepted!
 
 
Great way to kick off your Summer :-)
 

Monday, May 12, 2014

A Flick to SEE!

BELLE is a true story of an illegitimate mixed rage daughter who is unusually raised by the father's upper crust family while he continues on as an Admiral for England. The unique twist to this tale is the father's uncle who's house she resides as a mostly free woman is simultaneously ruling on cases that challenge the slave trade.

There is going to be nothing comfortable or easy about this film, but it will be beautiful and the difficult subject matter will not swept under the carpet. It shall be refreshing to watch something attack the ugly side of society.

For me, the interesting bit of this film is that it was inspired by a painting.

Dido Elizabeth Belle attributed to Johann Zoffany

I can't wait to see this film and yes, I'll most definitely cry, but I also know how her life ends ... go seek it out  :-)




Sunday, April 13, 2014

BRANDED is #1 at All Romance!

I was looking to see how far Branded had slipped over night and found it hadn't, the kinky cowboys from Montana had jumped two places to rest at #1!  I'm thrilled the boys are getting their time in the light ... they are rather spectacular :-)



Cover Artist is Robin Ludwig Design LLC
BRANDED by Tilly Greene
contemporary western mc erotic romance + bdsm, ménage a trois, tattoo, piercing, toys and lots more toys!

ALL ROMANCE - http://bit.ly/1fYc3Di
AMAZON - http://amzn.to/1ej3jqQ / print come w/free copy of the ebook!
BN - http://bit.ly/1q8Lhx1 / print

Montana is Sizzling!

There are four cowboys who work hard and play even harder. They like their sex to be fun, dirty hot and gratifying. Whether the passion happens in a barn, shack, field or bedroom, with their partners bound and played with or taken vanilla style, everyone leaves satisfied.

Love isn’t something they’ve thought about until they meet the women who make their hearts beat faster. They know they want to be loved by their ladies as they tie them up, play and pleasure them, but they also believe there is much more they don’t know and are willing to learn.

Matt and Ted Wilson, Jon Black and Courtland Dickerson are best friends, have been since childhood. Finally, these cowboys have found love and are enjoying kinky sex behind white picket fences they always wanted. They couldn’t be happier, but are they ready to full commit to one woman?


Branded series includes:
Ride ‘em [with Ellora’s Cave for $0.99 and not in book]
Konnichiwa Cowboys
Giddy Up
Jon Black’s Woman
A Kinky Ride [only in this ebook/print]

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It's Authors After Dark!

Authors After Dark is coming QUICKLY and OMG this year is
going to be INSANE!

As always AAD is about the readers, and the amount of awesome we have put together for you this year, you would be INSANE not to attend….

First, our amazing Master of Ceremonies is none other than Alexandra Ivy! She will be doing a cool little event to celebrate your favorite gargoyle, Levet on Friday! Wanna know more? Check out the FB group where Alex will be talking about the awesome that she has going on!

Torquere and authors BA Tortuga and Julia Talbot will be Sponsoring our Welcome event, the Midnight Rodeo… And it looks like We will have some VERY COOL goodies and… Riding… happening… *SNICKER*

How about Parties? This year we have a special event called the Leather and Lace Ball! Curious? We thought so! Take a ride on the wild side and let your inhibitions fly with five New York Times Bestselling Authors of erotic romance. Cuffs and corsets encouraged.

With:
J. Kenner, Liliana Hart, Carly Phillips, Janelle
Denison, Jasinda Wilder and
Lorelei James

The ladies will be talking more about this on the FB group starting soon!

New for 2014 is the Paranormal Party!

Join over 20 Paranormal authors who will be giving away goodies, some books and
hanging out with you to snack and chat! Wanna know what authors are involved?
You will have to join the FB group to see!



And of course, we have the amazing Masquerade Ball! This year it’s the SINS AND VIRTUES BALL! Are you a sin or a virtue? Join us for a wild costumed event! Prizes for the best costumes,
including a 200$ gift certificate to Lori Ann Costumes!

Your Sins and Virtues Sponsors:
Sin Lust
Boone Brux
Opal Carew

Sin Pride
BA Tortuga
Andrew Grey

Sin Envy
Stella Price
TJ Michaels

Sin Gluttony
Desiree Holt
Saranna DeWylde

Sin Greed
Ann Mayburn
Heather Long

Sin Sloth
Lizzie T. Leaf
Julie Morgan

Sin Wrath
Stacey Kennedy
Marianne Morea

Virtue Charity
Kerry Adrienne
Trista Ann Michaels 

Virtue Chastity
Jenn LeBlanc
Annabel Jospeh

Virtue Humility
Milly Taiden
Donna McDonald

Virtue Kindness
CJ Ellisson
Alexandra Ivy

Virtue Temprance
J. Kenner
Sidney Bristol

Virtue Diligence
Denise Grover Swank
Jenna McCormick

Virtue Patience
Lousia Bacio
Kallypso Masters

And if THAT isn’t enough awesome that will be going on… This year we have an amazing off site costumed event… the Ladies on the Green event sponsored by the AAD Anachronistic Society! This will be an hour and a Half on the famous GREEN in Charlotte (a half block from the hotel). It will be a Costumed event (though Costumes are not required they are encouraged!) to celebrate Gothic, Victorian, steampunk dark historical literature! Your hosts will be: Sahara Kelly, Amanda McIntyre, Leanna Renee Hieber, A.L. Davroe and S.A. Price. Prizes and readings will happen, as well as photo ops!


And NEVER forget the Amazing Open bar with Mel Schroeder and friends! They have SO MUCH awesome set up for you just before the Bookies… you do NOT wanna miss that!

Getting excited yet? How about some info on the AWESOME mini events we have going on? Ready?

On Wed. Night,  Join Sasha White and Joey W. Hill for a wild party and Q&A, Also, the Blind Date Book Party will be open to start your con right! (If you have never done a BDBP, you are MISSING out! You need to attend, Get your blind date book, find the author that wrote it, and hang out with them!)

Thursday?  Panels up the wazoo, and the Bookie Awards----- goodies and books to be given out! The hangout with The GNO girls lead by CJ Ellisson and Boone Brux for some crazy
fun! And if that wasn’t enough?  Readings and a Blogger Sleepover party as well!

Friday? More panels, a games carnival with Nina Gooden and Pals, Name that Author with Cat Johnson, and some other fun surprises!

Saturday? A few panels, the Big ass booksigning with 100 authors,  the Cowboy Stampede party, the Readers Mad Tea Party with Hildie McQueen, An after the bookies event with a special publisher sponsor, And Jess Michaels’ Birthday extravaganza!

SEE? SO MUCH AWESOME! All the authors that are involved with parties will be talking about their involvement on the FB group, so join up and get ready to rock.

Oh? You say you’re not registered for AAD yet? You need to be! All registrants get put in the hat for the welcome party prizes, and these prizes are AMAZING! Breakfast with authors, Booze and Books, side trips to Carrowwinds…. We have a minimum of 90 special prizes…. So…

You need to rock this con! And as if this wasn’t enough….
AAD will be giving away something really awesome to registrants…. Wanna know what?

How about 5 VIP registrations for THE NOVEL EXPERIENCE 2015
in LAS VEGAS? YES… 5!



And…

How about this… If we hit 100 more registrations from TODAY
April 10th to June 10th, we will give away 2 AAD
registrations for 2015…  2!!!!! So get
registered, get your room and get ready for one
HELL of an amazing year with us!


 JOIN US! WE CANT WAIT TO HANGOUT WITH YOU!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Jon Black's Woman is OUT!

Jon Black's Woman by Tilly Greene
Contemporary MC Western Erotic Romance + Bondage, Tattoo and Toys
Book 4 in Branded series

All Romance
Amazon
BN - coming soon
iBooks
Smashwords

Jon Black was part Native American, but that didn’t define him. Being a retired Marine and cowboy who managed his friend’s ranch didn’t either, but they all had a part in making him into a man. Tall, strong and handsome, he was the dream catch for single women and some married ones across a few counties. The dominance he displayed in the bedroom was exciting, hot and pulled even more ladies into his bed, but only one woman struck him silent and ripped his need to the surface—Molly.

An English rose by way of Japan comes to Montana and is everything he wants in his life.
Has he finally met his match, his mate for life or is she too much for him to handle?
Branded series
Ride 'em - Ellora's Cave|ARe|Amazon|BN
Konnichiwa Cowboy - ARe|Amazon|BN|iBooks|Smashwords
Giddy Up - ARe|Amazon|BN|iBooks|Smashwords
Jon Black's Woman - ARe|Amazon|BN|iBooks|Smashwords

Thursday, February 06, 2014

I'm OUT!

Out visiting the Righteous Perverts and talking about my love for chocolate.  There's a contest going on until the 9th ... comment and you could win a Tilly Greene bag full of goodies, sweet!  Oh, and there's one treat that chocolate and no calories or sugar, WHAT?!?

Go here and read what I've never said anywhere else and enter!

Here's a hint:



 
Hmmm, what could it be :-)

 

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Welcome Cecilia Tan who talks BDSM and Slow Seduction

BDSM is the hot thing nowadays, in romance and in the lives of people being inspired by the romances they read. Believe me I think that's a good thing. I've been a BDSM activist and educator for over 20 years. 

I've also been writing erotica, love stories, and romance for just as long and have always seen my erotic fiction as a way to spread the word about BDSM. 50 Shades of Grey got a lot of criticism because Christian Grey's kinky nature is explained away as him being "damaged," and the BDSM is something that he and Anastasia grow away from as he is "healed" by her love. While I think healing love is a perfectly good topic for a romance, and while there are some people who are drawn to BDSM as a way to wrestle with their own past traumas, this is far from most couple's experiences with kink.

Exploring power exchange fantasies is exciting. It's arousing to many. Even role-play scenarios we don't think of as particularly "BDSM," like say the naughty nurse or "doctor's office" scene, have elements of power exchange in them: the doctor is in control when he or she is telling us to get undressed or open wide. Then there are the physical, sensual thrills, like bondage and spanking. For some folks, they're the perfect thing to spice up already great sex. For others, the whole BDSM spectrum is a way to connect with a partner by exploring the most intimate territories possible. 

That's what makes it such a great topic for a romance novel. In Slow Surrender, the first book in my Struck by Lightning trilogy, I made my heroine new to BDSM. It's her first time trying anything like it. But instead of being shy and "perils of Pauline" about it, Karina likes the taste she gets and goes back for second and third helpings at the sensual buffet. Seems to me that's more what I see in real life. Karina discovers a world where consent is not only a buzzword, it means everything. And it means her partner will actually listen to her needs and then use that knowledge to the fullest. 

BDSM is a bit like Mexican food. To some it seems strange and exotic. Why would you put hot peppers into food? Don't they hurt? To others, it's something that's everywhere these days, take it or leave it. In Karina's case it's like she finally tries a taco and decides there's no going back to bland sandwiches again. In book 2, Slow Seduction, she discovers that what makes the taco special, though, isn't the taco itself, but the man who makes it. Karina finds it's not BDSM alone that lights up her life, but the chef who has trained her palate, James. 

Unlike Christian and Ana, my Karina and James explore kink and bondage more and more as they grow closer together. My hope is that readers, even if they don't ever go out and try BDSM in real life, will feel like that makes sense. BDSM is about trust. The next step for Karina and James, when book 3 comes out in August 2014, will be to trust each other completely and utterly. To me, that's what's romantic. 


BOOK BLURB:
 
SLOW SEDUCTION: Now available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook!

Unforgettable passion . . .


Two months have passed since Karina's painful departure from James, the mysterious lover who awakened her darkest desires, and she'll do anything-anything-to locate him and win him back. Her search takes her to London, where she finds herself immersed in the world of fine art and forbidden pleasures. And soon, Karina meets another enigmatic man who promises to help her find James . . . for a price.


Unexpected pleasure . . . 

Damon George is rich, gorgeous, and a member of a secret society that caters to the sensual thrills of the wealthy and powerful. Though Karina insists her heart will always belong to James, Damon is determined to have her, body and soul. By the time she finds James, Karina has been "trained" to please another. Will James reject her again ... or find her more irresistible than ever? 


Cecilia Tan is "simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature," according to Susie Bright. Tan is the author of many books, including the ground-breaking erotic short story collections Black Feathers(HarperCollins), White Flames (Running Press), and Edge Plays (Circlet Press), and the erotic romances Slow Surrender (Hachette/Forever), Mind Games (Ravenous Romance), The Prince's Boy (Circlet Press), The Hot Streak, and the Magic Universityseries (Red Silk/Ravenous). Her short stories have appeared in Ms. Magazine, Nerve, Best American Erotica, Asimov's Science Fiction, and tons of other places. She was nominated for the Lifetime Achievement award by RT Magazine in Erotica in November 2013 (and will find out in May 2014 whether she wins or not). She was inducted into the Saints & Sinners Hall of Fame for GLBT writers in 2010, was a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Leather Association in 2001, and won the inaugural Rose & Bay Awards for crowdfunded fiction in 2010 for Daron's Guitar Chronicles. She lives in the Boston area with her lifelong partner corwin and three cats.

LINKS:


Cecilia Tan  Writer & Editor
Mobile: 617-290-9043 (text friendly)
blog.ceciliatan.com
Twitter, Livejournal, Facebook, G+: ceciliatan

Monday, February 03, 2014

Let Me Tell You About TNEE!

TNEE, The Novel Experience Event, is going to be big and in Atlanta, GA. this March.
The event will be running Friday to Sunday. Every author will sign on Saturday. This is the schedule:

Friday
4-8:00pm: Preview Signing for VIP’s
8-12am: Author events and parties for readers, Aquarium visits

Saturday
10-5pm: Mega Book signing
8-1am: Author events and parties for readers (VIP tickets needed)

Sunday
Author Swag event with readers.

Registration for authors is 125$ and include your place [table w/cloth and chair] spot for the signing, food and your assistant can be done here.

Rooms are 129$ a night and can be reserved here.

And, best of all, authors that sign on are guaranteed signing in Las Vegas 2015 with prime placement in the ballroom at no extra cost ... sweet!



As for Readers at TNEE, it's free, yes, FREE! You can pay for a VIP ticket ... get's special treatment! ... or you can win one from me!  That's right, I have two VIP tickets to give away!

All you need to do is go here on Facebook and Like my author page.  You have through February 16th and then I'll pick two random winners!

I'll be going to TNEE and look forward to you coming up to me with a hello!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Great Giddy Up Menage News!

Well now, this is a great way to kick off the new year ... I've been nominated in the ménage Romances Fan's Awards on Mary's Ménage Whispers ... cool!

Check out the nominees here and vote as many times as you'd like, but you must vote in EVERY category for it to count.  While you're at it, maybe you can vote for me with Giddy Up in the Multicultural / Interracial Ménage Romances and Light Bondage Ménage Romances categories.

You have to February 8th so go forth and vote!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Guest Blog by Jaden Sinclair

Book 1 in the Severine Series
by Jaden Sinclair
 
The year is 9045 and the Nations control almost everything in the universe. They have brought order to many planets and cultivated others, but behind closed doors they’ve raided and pillaged the planet’s resources for their own gain. She is one of the many children who have been ripped from their home for their selfish cause. Trained at a young age, she was developed into just what the Nations hoped to accomplish. A perfect weapon. But when control is lost and the weapon goes rogue, the Nations learn firsthand just what they’ve created and just what their weapon will do for her freedom and for a family she can never forget. He is sent to find her. Another trained and burned by the Nations, Byron Suthland is hired to find the weapon, only he doesn’t want to find her for them. He wants to find her for himself and bring back a woman, not a weapon. Knowing she can kill him instantly means nothing, but caring about her means everything.

Severine!

Content Warning: Intended for 18+ Audience, may contain explicit details or scenes
 
Excerpt

“And where are you going to go?”

“Home.”

“Do you even know where home is?”

“No, but you do and you’re going to be kind enough to give me the information.”

“It isn’t that easy.” She lost her temper and walked right up to him, bringing the gun she had tucked behind her right out. He didn’t fight her when she put her hand up to his throat, shoving him back against the wall, her gun now pressed right between his eyes.

“What are you going to do, Severine?” Byron asked.

“Shoot me?”

“If I have to.”

“Then what kind of information will you get?” They had a kind of standoff. Both refusing to back down or look away. However, Byron made a move, one she wasn’t expecting. His hand came up slowly, his body didn’t move. With the back of his hand, knuckles only, he touched the side of her face. Severine moved back.

“What are you doing?” She frowned at him.

“Something I think hasn’t been done to you in a very long time.”

“Don’t do that.” His hand went back to her ear and into her hair.

“But I want to do this.” When his face began to lower down to hers and both of his hands moved to her waist, Severine changed the position of the gun. She now pressed it up under his chin.

“I can shoot you and keep you alive.” His face was mere inches from her own, lips so close she could feel his breath upon her own.

“And I think this will be well worth getting shot.” They touched. His lips touched her own gently, softly. She had never been kissed before. The only type of touching she’d been subjected to had always resulted in pain of some kind. Yet this wasn’t painful, but it confused her none the less. He didn’t do much of anything else either. In fact, if she wasn’t mistaken, she thought he was trying to show her how to kiss.

Why she let this happen, she couldn’t answer. But Severine did give in mostly due to her curiosity. She wanted to know what this felt like. What it was like to be held by another and not made to suffer for it. However, before anything more could go on, the gun she held under his chin was taken from her hand and the light kissing simply stopped. He pulled back enough to look her once more in the eye, one arm still around her.

Keeping eye contact with her, Byron uncocked the gun, let it drop with his finger still on the trigger so it would flip butt first back to her.

“I’m not going to hurt you, Severine. Ever. And I will help you find what you need, but not with a gun at my head. Next time, just say please.” She took the gun from his hand, he let her go, and moved around her toward the steps, taking them two at a time up, leaving her right where she stood.
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Jaden Sinclair lives in a small town in Kansas with her husband of eighteen years, two boys and a few pets that keep her hopping. Between sports and the animals it’s a wonder at times how she is able to keep the flow of her writing going. But she does. She has many series in the works and out for your enjoyment, and most known for the Shifter series. Between werewolves, vampires, scifi, new worlds or simple romances, one never really knows what will come out next. So to keep up with what she doing, visit her website: www.jadensinclair.com just simply email her at jadensinclair@gmail.com. She’ll love to hear from you. Jaden Sinclair


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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ménage Nomination Time!


Mary's Ménage Whispers 2nd Annual Ménage Romances 2014 Fan's Choice Awards Nomination has started!

Nominations runs from January 11-25
Voting runs from January 26-February 8
Category Winners Announced February 9

There are rules to be read here and then move on to nominations ... by the way, you can always nominate Giddy Up in the western, light bdsm and multicultural categories because it was a 2013 release :-)