Hot Sales! (and we mean hot)

On top of our amazing Valentine’s Day promo (check them out here!) , we are so pleased to share that Google Play Books is also running a hot, hot, hot erotica sale…and do we have some hot titles at hot promotional prices for you!

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An erotic new adult romance about old insecurities, new beginnings, and the things you can get up to in a tent…

“the attraction … is palpable and the sexual tension sizzling” (Jeannie Zelos, Goodreads)

Hook me up!


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She’s a small town caterer, he’s a big city chef, but they don’t need a kitchen to make things sizzle…

“Grab it, gobble it up, and it will leave you feeling satisfied.” (Ms RomanticReads, Goodreads)

Yes, please!


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If there’s one thing Zoe Chandler, Historical Restorations expert, knows, it’s that naked bankers aren’t supposed to look like Greek gods.

“Humor, a hot hero, a feisty heroine, some super steamy love scenes (did I mention the love scenes were hot, like really hot, like melt the clothes off of you hot), and of course a happily ever after.” (Constance, Goodreads)

Take me there!


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Four stories of eroticism, strength, experimentation, and ultimate salvation.

“If you are looking for a fun, entertaining, and spicy read, Release should be in your to–be-read pile.” (Lori, Goodreads)

Get this on my e-reader!


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From Cathleen Ross comes a naughty-but-nice story about the fun one can have playing dress-up.

“The chemistry between Ruby and Jake is explosive and practically melted my kindle.” (Lea, Goodreads)

Gimme gimme gimme!


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Natasha Raven is unqualified for her job – but a sexy customer service staffer is about to offer her some professional development…

“If you’re in the mood for a quick sexy read, give Room Service a try!” (Tracy, Goodreads)

Make this mine!


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A dark, violent, and devastatingly sensual erotic fantasy about the binding force of love.

“The Sexy Time was SUPER hot!!” (Liz, Goodreads)

Yes please!


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An Australian-set paranormal drawing on the Aboriginal Dreamtime in a hot, suspenseful series debut.

“great for a beach or bath tub read” (Stefanie, Goodreads)

Hook me up!


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A guarded recluse, some dirty pictures and a spark of curiosity that leads to a dangerous attraction.

“This is one of the funniest, smartest and sexiest erotic romances I’ve read.” (Love Reading Romance, Goodreads)

Gimme gimme gimme!


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Traditionally, leather is an anniversary gift. One couple is about to take that in a very non-traditional way…

“an enjoyable, short erotic romance” (Erinne, Goodreads)

Make this mine!


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From Cate Ellink comes a sun-soaked erotic novel about a tropical paradise, two athletes used to getting physical, and a sex-filled, no-strings holiday fling. 

“Just make sure you grab yourself a fan, because things do get steamy!”(My Written Romance, Goodreads)

Get this on my e-reader!

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December Recipes – Muffins For Health

by Rhyll Biest

Rhyll’s Festive Sphincter-blast Muffins

Stay regular this Christmas

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups oat
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chilled applesauce
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line or grease 12 muffin cups. Blend together brown sugar, oat bran, flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Add eggs, chilled applesauce, and vegetable oil. Mix until well-blended. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Let stand 10 minutes.

Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Select a suitably festive topping. I like using icing, pretzels, Jaffas and lollies to make a reindeer face. ReindeerCupcake-390x284

Eat. Stay close to the bathroom while basking in the knowledge that you have just ensured excellent bowel health for the next thousand years.


 

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A guarded recluse, some dirty pictures and a spark of curiosity that leads to a dangerous attraction. (Available in print and digital!)

Lady Parts – a Year-Long Celebration

Our delightful, devious author Rhyll Biest featured on BuzzFeed this morning. Visit the original post here, or check it out below!


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January: Ovaries, like fluffy die, come in two-packs. Don’t rip them out to play craps, though, because they’re oval, not six sided. There’s one on the driver’s side of the uterus and another riding shotgun to the left. Ladies, if the cat eats both ovaries while you’re asleep you’ll know because you won’t ovulate anymore. Not having heard of Playstation or xtreme sports, ovaries spend all their time producing eggs and are also card carrying members of the endocrine system, which is not a galaxy far, far away, but a fancy-pants term for something that produces hormones. While you go about being a decent, productive member of society, your ovaries are cooking up oestrogen and progesterone in their crazy meth kitchen.

February: Quite the little diva, an egg relies on hairs in the fallopian tube to bear it towards the uterus. Some eggs have even been observed standing at the top of a fallopian tube screaming for a taxi. This process of the ovaries producing, storing and releasing eggs into the fallopian tubes is called, rather boringly, ovulation. Better marketing would have seen it called EGG-XTREME FALLOPIAN LUGE or SHREDDING REPRODUCTIVE PIPE. The eggs loll about on the street corners of the uterus, playing loud, obscene rap music, using foul language, smoking crack, and freaking with absolutely any old sperm that blows by. The eggs can get quite snippy if the baby-batter fails to appear and jettison themselves out of the uterus in an angry red menstrual huff.

March: The fallopian tubes are the spaghetti straps on the foxy ginch gown that is the reproductive system. Fallopian tubes have fringed ends and somebody needs to drop a word in their ear that fringing on top of spaghetti straps is just a tad too-too and that less is more unless they want to look like a Dolly Parton impersonator.

April: All that I can say about the cervix is that she hates being kissed by an oversized disco stick. In fact, whenever cervix reads this in a novel she cringes.

May: The clitoris is the CIA operative of the snizz—small and clandestine (and apparently undetectable to some) it’s located toward the front of the vulva where the folds of the labia join. Ladies, always remember it’s your loyal lady-friend and it loves you, so don’t lose it.

June: All muscle and no brains, the uterus longs to challenge The Rock to a wrestling match. Thwarted in this ambition, some uteruses become enraged and ensure that painful monthly menstrual cramps ensue. Unlike The Rock’s biceps, the uterus muscles can expand enough to accommodate a baby and then contract sufficiently to deliver it. In the uterus’ mind, this means it has all the talent but The Rock gets all the fame. Ladies, don’t be surprised if an FBI profiler tracks death threats made to The Rock back to your uterus. Best not to allow your uterus access to pen and paper. And watch out for uterine horns.

July: Unlike men’s junk, the human female’s reproductive system is designed much like Ikea furniture. Lots of expandable storage space all tucked away out of sight. If the vulva came in pine we’d know for sure that Ikea had been involved in their design. The vulva is the external part of the female reproductive organs and is pretty dependable in that you and your friends can always find it chillaxing in the same place between your legs. Your vulva takes care of all its little reproductive homies by covering them. Somebody trying to get through your vagina’s opening to steal your reproductive organs? “Not on my watch,” says the vulva. Vulva actually means ‘covering’ in Latin which means that in Hollywood shoot-outs people could say “Vulva me, I’m going in!”

August: The fleshy area located just above the top of the vaginal opening is called the mons pubis. A wee bit pretentious, your mons likes to speak French with a lisp and often refers to its lady-garden neighbours as ‘mes amis’. Always keep berets out of its reach.

September: Two pairs of skin flaps called the labia (which means lips) surround the vaginal opening. They have the distinction of being the only adult female lips in the world which do not have lipstick foisted upon them (though if lipstick were to be made for them, I’d like to see a signature shade called ‘Hot Merkin Mama’).

October: Ladies, you have a vestibule. Say whaaat? I’m not shitting you, the vulval vestibule is the lobby or entrance hall of your vulva and the obvious place to hang festive decorations.

November: The Lacunae of Morgagni is part of the urethra. Swimming in the Lacunae is discouraged.

December: Wolffian vestiges. Okay, I don’t even know how to explain this one. I think it might be like a White Walker that lives between a woman’s legs.


Rhyll writes about sexy Teutonic men who know their way around lady parts. Check out Stein in her novel, Unrestrained.

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A guarded recluse, some dirty pictures and a spark of curiosity that leads to a dangerous attraction.

When the reclusive Holly accidentally finds some very naughty photos, both the star – all inked muscle and attitude – and the way he’s tied his lady friend to his four-poster bed make her more than a little curious.

But to get to know the big, built stonemason better, she’ll have to overcome his vengeful ex and her own inhibitions – and pray that the walls she’s built around her guarded heart and dark secret remain safe from a man who has a way with stone.

‘One of the funniest, smartest and sexiest erotic romances I’ve read.Unrestrained has a balance of emotional intensity, humour, and heat that is rare and incredibly special.’ – Love Reading Romance

 

You Know It When You See It: Romance, Erotica, and Porn

In a post 50-Shades world (and, indeed, in a pre-50 Shades world, but let’s not quibble), one thing in romance publishing is for sure: things are getting hot in here. But not all sizzle is created the same, so when it comes down to getting down, what is the difference between romance, erotic romance, erotica, and porn?

Romance: For all its bad reputation, romance is not synonymous with sex. There are whole subcategories of romance where the characters don’t have sex. There are also whole subcategories where the characters have sex, but it doesn’t get written about. There’s also romance where the characters go at it like rabbits and all the gory minutia are shared in deep, graphic detail. This is because romance isn’t defined by sex. A genre romance novel is defined by two things: a strong emphasis on a romantic relationship, and a happy, emotionally uplifting ending. If it doesn’t have these two things, then it’s not a romance.

Erotic Romance: At it’s base, erotic romance still leans heavily on the romance aspect of the novel. Sex will play an inherent role in the story, character growth, and relationship development, and can’t be removed without undermining or damaging the story. The sex is normally frequent, graphic, and often explores varying degrees of kink, but it still needs to conform to genre romance conventions.

Erotica: Erotica is often the story of the individual, discovering aspects of themselves through sex, and this is the most significant divergence from romance, where the story is focused on the development of a relationship. Sex plays a major part in the character development, and often the plot as well. Without sex, there is no story, and even if a romance eventuates, the overall focus is on the individual.

Porn: There is no expectation of character or plot development. This style of writing is designed to titillate and arouse, with the focus on sexual gratification. Good porn can accomplish more, but that is incidental, as the focus is key.

For romance, erotic romance and erotica, sex has purpose in the context of the story: it provides growth, exposition, or plot . For porn, the story is merely a vehicle to deliver the sex.

For a quick, easy reference, I really like this short definition from Janet/Robin of Dear Author:

Pornography: the exploration of the physical body through sex
Erotica: the exploration of the self through sex
ER: the exploration of romantic relationships/love (self+other(s)) through sex


Escape publishes hot romance and erotic romance. Looking for something sizzling? May we recommend the below?

24129You’ve never met housewives as hot as these…They’re wealthy and glamorous. The elite of society. But appearances can be deceiving. Bonus four epilogues, exclusive to this digital bind-up!


22577 A guarded recluse, some dirty pictures and a spark of curiosity that leads to a dangerous attraction.


20835A gripping,  blood-drenched saga about twin brothers, the men they love, and the enduring truth that true love never dies  — no matter how many times you kill it.


9692Regency England gets just a bit raunchy in this novella about a gently-raised lady who wants to feel like a woman…

New in November!

Releasing today – time to spoil your e-reader!

22577From the dark mind of Rhyll Biest comes a story about a Teutonic god, a guarded recluse, some dirty pictures, and the spark of curiosity that leads to a dangerous attraction.

Contemporary romance, heat level: scorching


22585As the Black Raven, she’s cold, distant and alone…untouched by the gossip and scorn of her aristocratic peers. Until he enters her house — and her life — then suddenly her icy shell is no match for the heat of attraction…

Historical romance – Regency, heat level: steamy


22582One treasure map; a pair of priceless emeralds; two very keen hunters — only one can win, but who says that competition can’t be a little fun?

Contemporary/Action & Adventure romance, heat level: steamy


22581What began as an impersonal-but-cheerful holiday gift for a soldier far from home becomes so much more…

Contemporary/Holiday romance, heat level: sweet


and don’t forget that our first Sydney Housewife made her debut this week:

22583From the hottest writers in Australia comes a scintillating new series. Enter the world of Sydney’s elite, and find out what goes on behind the doors of the most exclusive addresses in the country…

Contemporary/Erotic romance, continuity series, heat level: scorching

Happy reading!

Five Tasty Teutons (Ja, baby)

by Rhyll Biest

The hero in my November release Unrestrained is 100% German. Not convinced German men are sexy? As a connoisseur of German eye candy, allow me to present to you five tasty Teutons to persuade you otherwise, and whet your appetite for German manliness.

  1. Michael Fassbender
    Look how tasty…nom!michael fassbender
  2. Gedeon Burkhard
    Always tasty, whether hamming it up in Kommissar Rex or being bad to the bone in Inglourious Basterds.Gedeon Burkhard
  3. Till Schweiger
    Gedeon’s fellow basterd in Inglourious Basterds (an outstanding movie for eye candy since the cast also included Brad Pitt).Till Schweiger
  4. Torben Liebrecht
    Another German actor, not as well known as the others but equally tasty.Torben Liebrecht
  5. Till Lindermann
    Lead singer of Rammstein, the German industrial metal band. Not only is he hotter than two rats shagging in a wool sock, but he also gets a saucy mention on the dedication page of Unrestrained.Till Lindermann

22577From the dark mind of Rhyll Biest comes a story about a Teutonic god, a guarded recluse, some dirty pictures, and the spark of curiosity that leads to a dangerous attraction.

When the reclusive Holly Unthanks finds some very naughty photos, both the subject of the photos — a muscular Teutonic god with some serious ink and a knack for knots — and the way he’s tied his lady friend to his four-poster bed, make her more than a little curious.

But to get to know the big, built stonemason better, Holly will have to overcome his vengeful ex and her own inhibitions…and pray that the walls she’s built around her guarded heart, as well as her dark secret, remain safe from a man who has a way with stone.