Monday, May 26, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Just Right

I've read four Oh Yum books from Ellora’s Cave in the last few days. Thank goodness I can dump them on my PalmPilot. They’re nice and short and can be read quickly while I’m running about town and waiting waiting waiting.

The first one distracted me because there were NO condoms in it. I had a small fit. Trust me, I’m all for bare-back but in this case there should have been protection. It wrapped up too quickly…

The second one also wrapped up too quickly. The third one…wrapped up too quickly, although it did nearly achieve the HEA. It just needed a few more sentences…

The fourth one was JUST RIGHT!

Congrats to Katie Blu for winning this round of Book Idol. I loved Surprised by Desire. This was a mighty naughty and totally pleasing story. I loved Jason and I loved that Jenna got what she’s secretly desired. Isn’t that always the best? Katie didn’t rush to the ending and indeed delivered a satisfying HEA. And the opening scene…Whoa baby! I’m not going to tell you about it but it was great. I’ll definitely be reading more of Katie Blu. I hope she has something else out soon.

You know what else is just right? Amazon’s MP3 download option. I love it. I like that I can go there and download exactly the song I want. No more buying entire albums for one song. I can get exactly what I want for $.89 to $.99 each. Perfect. My new favorite song is This Year’s Love by David Gray. I’ll definitely be checking out more of his work. It’s perfect for what I’m writing.

Hey I have my new up-coming books listed to the left. Check them out. I have a m/m time travel, a contemporary ménage, a contemporary reincarnation, and two medieval stories coming up. Legend, which is the first book listed, actually has two of my stories in it. It’s an anthology with Carol Lynne, Lacey Thorn and Bronwyn Green.

Speaking of my books…Tempting Tamera is now #4 at Fictionwise and #8 at All Romance Books. It’s surreal and completely unbelievable to me. I wouldn’t trade it. It’s just right.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Excuse me while I Squee...

A few of you may have seen this in an email and I'm sorry about the repeat...but I need to say it:

I don't squee much but this time I have to. Tempting Tamera, the book which came out 4/21, has been hanging out at #3 on the Total-e-bound bestseller list for about a month. Today it got bumped to #4, but I can't feel bad because last week's book is at # 2. BUT that's NOT the really big news!!! I just found out that Tempting Tamera is #5 at Fictionwise out of all the erotic romance books from all the epublishers and it's #10 overall at All Romance Books out of all the ebooks they have erotic or not!

But wait there's more, I got two reviews today. One for On Your Knees and one for Master Me. Both were from Enchanting Reviews.

On Your Knees - 4.5 Enchantments


Here's part:

Prepare to be swept off your feet by the dominant Ms. Paulin brings to us in this one. Like Jessica, you’ll fall under the spell. And like Jessica too, you’ll question the hold he starts to have on you. Ms. Paulin does a very good job to evoke the mood and definite aura of the world of dominance and submission. The hero is commanding, the heroine easy to like, the sex is scorching, and the love? Well, the love is well worth reading swiftly from page 1 to 96 in one single go.

Master Me - 5 Enchantments

Here's part:

This is a romance between two long time friends, wrapped around the BDSM lifestyle. I loved this story. I thought the author painted a very believable scenario between Max and Ana. I also thought Ms. Paulin captured Max’s angst over Ana’s former Dom’s treatment of her beautifully. Along with an intriguing lifestyle, and a beautiful romance, I was blessed with a happy ever after ending. Very, very nice read!

It's been a good day.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Josh Cress on the Scene!!

Good morning everyone! While my new book, is hanging out at #3 on the Total-e-bound bestseller list and Tempting Tamera is #4, I’ve got some even more exciting news. Gentle Control is out today at Ellora's Cave!!!! For those familiar with the Cress brothers, this is baby brother Josh Cress’ book and he’s going to prove to the world that he’s more than the wild boy we’ve all seen. Josh is perhaps one of my favorite heroes and I’m thrilled he finally has life.

Blurb:

The Cress brothers are back and bad boy Josh Cress is ready to claim his woman. But bad boys aren’t always what they’re expected to be…

A Dom by nature, Josh has been without a submissive for too long. He’s craved the woman who once knelt to him but has been denied him for eight long years. When she returns seeking his forgiveness so she can put closure to their relationship, he offers her a bargain instead. He wants her to be his for two weeks, under his mastery.

Tempest knows she should refuse, but she can’t say no. Josh might have a rough exterior, but she knows the gentle Dom who resides within. She only hopes two weeks will quench the desire which has tormented her since they parted.

Time however is not theirs. The demons from their past won’t wait…

Excerpt:

“You’re not marrying him. You’re mine.”

“What do you mean?” she asked. Josh couldn’t mean his statement the way it sounded. Tempest stared at him, sure he’d say more. He didn’t. Nevertheless, there had to be something else to this. How could there not be after all this time?

The side of his mouth turned up while his gaze devoured her and spoke of all the things he’d been waiting to do. She couldn’t help thinking she’d just jumped straight out of the frying pan and into the fire. And if the flames in Josh’s eyes were any indication she’d be reduced to ashes as soon as he touched her.
[…]

“I mean that you’re right. There is something unresolved between us.” He paused letting her see all the hunger in his gaze. A shiver ran down her spine before he continued. “I want to explore it and find…closure…too.”

Her eyes narrowed. “How?”

“I want closure too. I never had a chance to get you out of my system. So… I want submission. Yours. To me. For two weeks.”

Two weeks? She had to be back in Grand Rapids in ten days. Yet if they allowed their relationship go its natural course, maybe it wouldn’t haunt her anymore and there’d be no more what ifs. Maybe…

It might be too late for them now, but she was willing to test those waters.

She clasped her hands behind her back, realizing afterward what she’d unconsciously done. She didn’t suppose Josh had completely changed his sexual preferences. He was a dominant, and if he wanted her for the next two weeks that would mean he wanted her in his bed as his submissive. Now.

She didn’t change her position. Let him think what he wanted about her submissive pose.

Josh’s lips parted, his eyes growing darker. He swallowed as he backed toward the motorcycle a few feet behind him. “Come here, angel,” he growled.

Slowly she walked toward him drawn by the same magnet that had held her for years. It was stronger now, undeniable. She wanted to be close to him, smell his scent, feel the heat that radiated from him. She’d missed him so much.

As soon as she was within arms’ length, he reached for her and lifted her to sit on the bike without so much as the grunt she expected when he hefted her weight. Without pause, he stepped between her legs, pushing her skirt up over her knees when it would have hindered him getting close. His hand slid into her hair and he brought her mouth to his.

Tempest sighed in pleasure at the taste of the mouth she’d missed so much. His tongue stabbed between her lips in long lazy strokes, a lethal mix of coffee and maple syrup. Agony for a girl on a diet. Arching into him, she wrapped her arms around his waist. Her hands splayed on his strong back. She wished he was wearing one of the soft cotton T-shirts he’d favored when they were together. She’d bunch her hands in it and pull it up so she could feel his smooth satin skin under her fingers. Now she contented herself with clasping the stiff fabric of his oxford and dragging him closer.

The spicy cologne he’d always worn enveloped her as she welcomed his tongue and filled her with sweet nostalgia. Being in his arms with his mouth on hers was like coming home. How on earth would she leave this embrace of belonging when the time came? She could only hope he was right about getting this desire out of their systems.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Boy Toys Excerpt

“You okay, Dana?”

Dana glanced over at the brown-haired man beside her and nodded. Jason Kerzi and the other passenger of the car, Christopher Brown, were part of her problem. Also research scientists, but working different projects, the two were headed to London to meet with the Powers-That-Be and explain the findings on their latest work…something about frog DNA and a cancer gene. She hadn’t worked on their experiments so other than witnessing excited whispers from the other side of the lab while they ran computer models, she didn’t pretend to know what they’d discovered.

Their work had little bearing on her own experiments. Which made her question her presence on this trip.

There was no doubt in her mind, she’d been sent to chaperone the dynamic duo while they met with the big wigs who were flying over from the Former British Territories AKA the United States. It galled her. Why should she play mother-hen to the boys? Thirty-seven wasn’t old, damn it. Certainly not eighty. Surely the twenty-somethings could keep themselves in line for a few days.

This assignment put her last frayed nerve on edge. Not because the meeting would suck up her weekend. Not even because she had to chaperone. She took a deep breath and inhaled the intoxicating scents of her companions’ colognes.

Her tension stemmed from the fact that she found both men unsettlingly attractive. Attractive? That was an understatement. She wanted them both with a lust befitting a nubile co-ed. And she’d done her best to hide it for the last eight months. That didn’t stop her from alternately fantasising about one or the other of them in her bed each night.

She sighed, hoping neither of them caught her mooning over them this weekend. How embarrassing would that be? Hopefully, they’d get to their hotel and she could closet herself in her room until morning. After several hours closed in this car with them, she could use a break from their magnetism.

Maybe she was going through some sort of mid-life crisis. She stifled a snort. She’d always told her husband she’d trade him in for two half his age. At twenty-seven each, Christopher and Jason almost qualified.

Christopher turned in his seat to look back at her, the late-afternoon sun catching his golden-blond hair. “Are you sure you’re not feeling a bit off? We should be there soon and you can nick a bit of sleep before tonight.”

She raised her eyebrows. “Tonight?” she repeated slowly, looking between the two of them.
Jason’s blue eyes sparkled with mischief. “Yes, we’ve been talking—”

“Plotting, you mean,” she interrupted.

He laughed and her pussy immediately clenched. Her fingers fisted on the seat beside her. Please, God, don’t let them be able to smell how aroused I am. Aroused? Pathetic. What would they think if they knew their co-worker, a woman ten years older, wanted to fuck them? They’d probably be horrified…especially when they discovered she harboured thoughts of having both of them at once.

Jason patted her hand, sending a tremor to her core. “You’ve never visited London except for a brief trip from Heathrow. We want to show you the sights.”

“I don’t think so,” she replied, her voice a bit shaky. “It’s been a long day. You two go party—or whatever you’ve got planned—and I’ll hang out in my room.”

The men exchanged a glance, then each resumed a face-forward position. She suddenly suspected there had been a plethora of silent communication in their small exchange.

Monday, May 12, 2008

It's HERE!! Time to PARTY!

I happy to announce the release of the Brit Party Anthology from Total-e-bound. My story Boy Toys is in it along with stories by Dakota Rebel, Lacey Thorn, Desiree Holt, Ashley Ladd and Lisabet Sarai.

Here's a peek:

'Maggie's Menage' by Lacey Thorn

Maggie had spent a lifetime trying to win the love and affection of her father, but nothing seemed to work. Now he was asking her to seduce and marry one of two men that he had selected for her...for the good of the family name and company. But Maggie has other plans. Plans that will leave both men thinking of her as something other than a wife, and leave her father's plans for marriage in ashes.

Alex and Patrick were there to investigate Dom Houston and through the carelessness of his assistant managed to get in to see the man himself. But it was the blonde haired beauty that commanded their attention from the get go. And when she arrived at their hotel room later in the day, neither was willing to walk away. If Maggie wanted a ménage then they were more than willing to give it to her.

But for two of them it would be more than they could have ever imagined.

'Best Mates' by Ashley Ladd

Lovers Alec Russert and Kevin Cosby feel horrible for their best mate, Jennica Chapman, when her current beau dumps her. And yet, they're glad he's out of her life.

Unfortunately, thirty-six year old Jennica thought this was her last chance to have a baby, and she's much more upset about this than losing the boyfriend. As Alec is feeling his biological clock also, he suggests to Kevin that they help her out of her predicament.

But, they're the ones in for a shock when Jennica tells them they may be too tame for her sexual likes. It turns out that Jennica is a submissive and she loves to be bound and spanked by her master. The shock wears off quickly when Alec and Kevin decide that Jennica will like two Dom masters much better than one.

Soon they realise their best mate really is their best mate, and that she's always owned their hearts.

'The Wager' by Dakota Rebel

Menage-a-Trios with a twist, and a vampire bite.

A weekly game of billiards between a couple becomes interesting when the stakes get raised to include a pair of friends in the payoff.

Sadie and Will are vampires who have a wager based on a weekly billiards game they play. Their stakes are always sexual and this week will be no different. But for this week's wager they decide to include a couple of their friends, Dave and Tony, in the payoff. If Will wins, he gets to watch Sadie have sex with their friends while he watches and gives instructions as to what he wants to see. But if Sadie wins, she wants to instruct their friends on what to do to Will.

Let the game begin!

'Four Play' by Desiree Holt

How many is too many, or is it not enough?

She loved the ménage that her lover Michael Collins had introduced her to, but now here they were, spending a week at Duncan MacLaughlin's cottage in Scotland and Holly Martin wasn't sure she was ready for the surprise he promised her.

No details, just a wide grin. The surprise turned out to be Jim Grainger, a friend of Michael and Duncan's, who was as much into a foursome as the other men. With all that testosterone flowing around her, and three very gorgeous and sexy men to play games with, Holly suddenly realises she loves a sexy numbers game.

'Monsoon Fever' by Lisabet Sarai

Divine temptation lies in wait in an ancient and mysterious land.

In their first years together, Priscilla and Jonathan enjoyed a marriage based as much on physical passion as on love. However, the travails of business and the tribulations of the Great War have taken their toll. When Jon's father dies in faraway India, the couple travels to the father's isolated Assamese tea plantation to settle his affairs. Far from the bustle and distraction of London, left alone to endure the monsoon rains while Jon struggles to complete the final harvest, Priscilla realises how much she misses Jon's touch.

Anil Kumar arrives with business documents for Jon to examine. The charismatic native enchants both Priscilla and Jon with his god-like beauty and charm. In separate incidents, each of them succumbs to Anil's lustful attentions. Will the illicit desires excited by the handsome Indian be the final stroke that destroys their marriage? Or the route to saving it?

'Boy Toys' by Brynn Paulin

Dana's job title is scientist not babysitter. She's irritated when her boss slates her to accompany department bad boys, Christopher and Jason, to a meeting in London on her weekend off. Since her job transfer to England, she's hidden her attraction to the much younger men. Unfortunately, the attraction seems to be growing every day and every night she fantasises about them. Three days virtually alone with them will be no fantasy and might instead be an embarrassing disaster. But...

Jason and Christopher have had their eyes on Dana since she joined their department. Through a little finagling they've arranged for her to be part of this trip. They're sure her project is a spot on compliment to theirs and her presence will be an ideal addition to their bed. Now all they have to do is convince her that the bad boys will make her perfect boy toys. Forever.

Join the party and check out the fun!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008

'Cause I wanna...

There are things I should do today, but not things I have to do. Do you know the difference? The have to and the should dos? I tend to make them all have tos.

Not today.

I should do laundry.
I should do a bit more work.
I should write.
I should vacuum.

Well, I did a laundry marathon last Thursday. For once I’m not behind. I’ve worked non-stop since I got back from RT. This is why there hasn’t been much in the way of blog. I’ve been working since 7:30 AM until I fall into bed between 1 and 2 (sometimes 3) AM. I do consider my writing work too. And over the course of this past Friday to Tuesday, I wrote 14,000 words while still doing my regular work a minimum of eight hours a day.

So today came the want tos.

I wanted to watch Battlestar Galactica. The original not either of the remakes.
I wanted to peruse eBay.
I wanted to read a vampire book.
I wanted to chat with friends.
I wanted to not knock off the people in front of me at the checkout lane and the people behind me who were having a huge fight. This almost became a had to…as in had to knock off.
I wanted to have lunch with my best friend.
I wanted to play an online video game.

See? Nothing overly productive. I claimed today as my day free from should and have to. When was the last time you did that? For me, it’s been awhile.

Tomorrow, I’ll write.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Monday - Part Two


I very rarely post more than once in a given day but today I have to. A few minutes ago I cried. Happy tears. Very happy tears. I got my release date for my first print book. That didn't start it. It was a few minutes later when I went and looked it up on Amazon. I'm on Amazon!!! OMG, I'm on AMAZON!!!

Anyway, Tribute for the Goddess will be available in paperback on May 15. And this peasant rejoices.

Don't forget to read the post below. Read all about Boy Toys, a book that also releases next week. Oh oh oh.... and the post after that is about Gentle Control, which also come out next week. It's gonna be a huge party around my house!
~~Brynn

Boy Toys...Oh Yeah

Boy Toys is my latest offering and will be part of the Brit Party Anthology from Total-e-bound. Wanna win a copy? Here's the contest:

On May 12, Total-E-Bound celebrates the release of Brit Party, a sizzling anthology of stories celebrating polyamorous encounters. Some tales feature three lovers, some four, some, perhaps, more. The possibilities are mind-boggling!

You can win a free copy of Brit Party! Tell us who's coming to each author's party. Here are the contest rules:

Send an email to contest@lisabetsarai.com with the subject line "Brit Party contest". In the email, list each author (or story) from the Brit Party Anthology and then say how many characters are involved in the menage, and what gender they belong to (in any order). The list of authors and links is available at Total-e-bound.

On June 15th, we'll randomly choose two winners from all correct entries. The first prize winner will receive the print version of the book, while the runner up will get the ebook version.Don't wait! Enter today!

Look no further! Here's my info:

Blurb

Dana’s job title is scientist not babysitter. She’s irritated when her boss slates her to accompany department bad boys, Christopher and Jason, to a meeting in London on her weekend off. Since her job transfer to England, she’s hidden her attraction to the much younger men. Unfortunately, the attraction seems to be growing every day and every night she fantasises about them. Three days virtually alone with them will be no fantasy and might instead be an embarrassing disaster.

But…

Jason and Christopher have had their eyes on Dana since she joined their department. Through a little finagling they’ve arranged for her to be part of this trip. They’re sure her project is a spot on compliment to theirs and her presence will be an ideal addition to their bed. Now all they have to do is convince her that the bad boys will make her perfect boy toys. Forever.

Excerpt (Unedited)

Dana Matthews stared out the car window at the passing English countryside and tried to tamp down her resentment over this assignment. Okay, perhaps it wasn’t resentment. It was more frustration than anything else.

Since her research scientist position in the United States had been eliminated, she’d been dancing on a taut wire—taking the same job within a different branch of the company, transferring to a new country, leaving behind her husband. Ex-husband now, she reminded herself. He’d been set to join her until she’d discovered a few months abstinence had been too much for him. He’d screwed their next door neighbour, Miss skeezy pants—Miss I’m-twenty-two-and-you’re-not skeezy pants—and tried to claim it was a mid-life crisis.

“You okay, Dana?”

Dana glanced over at the brown-haired man beside her and nodded. Jason Kerzi and the other passenger of the car, Christopher Brown, were part of her problem. Also research scientists, but working different projects, the two were headed to London to meet with the Powers-That-Be and explain the findings on their latest work…something about frog DNA and a cancer gene. She hadn’t worked on their experiments so other than witnessing excited whispers from the other side of the lab while they ran computer models, she didn’t pretend to know what they’d discovered.

Their work had little bearing on her own experiments. Which made her question her presence on this trip.

There was no doubt in her mind, she’d been sent to chaperone the dynamic duo while they met with the big wigs who were flying over from the Former British Territories AKA the United States. It galled her. Why should she play mother-hen to the boys? Thirty-seven wasn’t old, damn it. Certainly not eighty. Surely the twenty-somethings could keep themselves in line for a few days.

This assignment put her last frayed nerve on edge. Not because the meeting would suck up her weekend. Not even because she had to chaperone. She took a deep breath and inhaled the intoxicating scents of her companions’ colognes.

Her tension stemmed from the fact she found both men unsettlingly attractive. Attractive? That was an understatement. She wanted them both with a lust befitting a nubile co-ed. And she’d done her best to hide it for the last eight months. That didn’t stop her from alternately fantasising about one or the other of them in her bed each night.

She sighed, hoping neither of them caught her mooning over them this weekend. How embarrassing would that be? Hopefully, they’d get to their hotel and she could closet herself in her room until morning. After several hours closed in this car with them, she could use a break from their magnetism.

Maybe she was going through some sort of mid-life crisis. She stifled as snort. She’d always told her husband she’d trade him in for two half his age. At twenty-seven each, Christopher and Jason almost qualified.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Coming Soon: Gentle Control

I'm losing my mind catching up with post RT stuff, but I wanted to share my upcoming book with you (Thanks April for reminding me). Gentle Control will be available from Ellora's Cave on May 14.

(BTW... Tempting Tamera update...still in the top ten at Total-e-bound. The book peaked at #4 then was bumped by the new Carol Lynn book, Rough Ride. Tamera is now holding steady at #5)

Blurb:

The Cress brothers are back and bad boy Josh Cress is ready to claim his woman. But bad boys aren’t always what they’re expected to be…

A Dom by nature, Josh has been without a submissive for too long. He’s craved the woman who once knelt to him but has been denied him for eight long years. When she returns seeking his forgiveness so she can put closure to their relationship, he offers her a bargain instead. He wants her to be his for two weeks, under his mastery.

Tempest knows she should refuse, but she can’t say no. Josh might have a rough exterior, but she knows the gentle Dom who resides within. She only hopes two weeks will quench the desire which has tormented her since they parted.

Time however is not theirs. The demons from their past won’t wait…

Excerpt:

“You’re not marrying him. You’re mine.”

“What do you mean?” she asked. Josh couldn’t mean his statement the way it sounded. Tempest stared at him, sure he’d say more. He didn’t. Nevertheless, there had to be something else to this. How could there not be after all this time?

The side of his mouth turned up while his gaze devoured her and spoke of all the things he’d been waiting to do. She couldn’t help thinking she’d just jumped straight out of the frying pan and into the fire. And if the flames in Josh’s eyes were any indication she’d be reduced to ashes as soon as he touched her.
[…]
“I mean that you’re right. There is something unresolved between us.” He paused letting her see all the hunger in his gaze. A shiver ran down her spine before he continued. “I want to explore it and find…closure…too.”

Her eyes narrowed. “How?”

“I want closure too. I never had a chance to get you out of my system. So… I want submission. Yours. To me. For two weeks.”

Two weeks? She had to be back in Grand Rapids in ten days. Yet if they allowed their relationship go its natural course, maybe it wouldn’t haunt her anymore and there’d be no more what ifs. Maybe…

It might be too late for them now, but she was willing to test those waters.

She clasped her hands behind her back, realizing afterward what she’d unconsciously done. She didn’t suppose Josh had completely changed his sexual preferences. He was a dominant, and if he wanted her for the next two weeks that would mean he wanted her in his bed as his submissive. Now.

She didn’t change her position. Let him think what he wanted about her submissive pose.
Josh’s lips parted, his eyes growing darker. He swallowed as he backed toward the motorcycle a few feet behind him. “Come here, angel,” he growled.

Slowly she walked toward him drawn by the same magnet that had held her for years. It was stronger now, undeniable. She wanted to be close to him, smell his scent, feel the heat that radiated from him. She’d missed him so much.

As soon as she was within arms’ length, he reached for her and lifted her to sit on the bike without so much as the grunt she expected when he hefted her weight. Without pause, he stepped between her legs, pushing her skirt up over her knees when it would have hindered him getting close. His hand slid into her hair and he brought her mouth to his.

Tempest sighed in pleasure at the taste of the mouth she’d missed so much. His tongue stabbed between her lips in long lazy strokes, a lethal mix of coffee and maple syrup. Agony for a girl on a diet. Arching into him, she wrapped her arms around his waist. Her hands splayed on his strong back. She wished he was wearing one of the soft cotton T-shirts he’d favored when they were together. She’d bunch her hands in it and pull it up so she could feel his smooth satin skin under her fingers. Now she contented herself with clasping the stiff fabric of his oxford and dragging him closer.

The spicy cologne he’d always worn enveloped her as she welcomed his tongue and filled her with sweet nostalgia. Being in his arms with his mouth on hers was like coming home. How on earth would she leave this embrace of belonging when the time came? She could only hope he was right about getting this desire out of their systems.