What is Alicia’s Possession?
Alicia’s Possession is a mystery novel. It’s a psychological thriller. It’s an erotic romance.
I tell you this so that you don’t go into it expecting page after page of hot, steamy sex. Oh, it’s there all right, with bondage and Dominance and submission, but that is only part of the story.
Alicia has returned to her affluent lakeside home to recuperate from the horrific car crash that left her in a coma for two months, as well as come to terms with her husband’s infidelity and their impending divorce. All this has led to her depression to the point of agoraphobia, but she frequently hears the often violent arguments of her neighbors, Judith and Daniel. One night, the sound of gunshots jerks Alicia out of her sleep. When she looks across the lake, she is certain she sees someone stuffing a body into the trunk of a car before racing away from her neighbors' house.
Against the advice of her estranged husband, Alicia calls the police; but the detective assigned to investigate, Mason Crawley, agrees with Alicia's husband, that she imagined it—especially after he sees her washing down pain pills with gulps of wine. Mason’s suspicions become aroused, however, when he talks to Judith, who says her husband is away on business and can't be reached. Then he gets a mysterious call warning him to stop trying to find the missing neighbor. Read More
What is Alicia’s Possession?
It's only been a week since Claiming Catherine was published and it's made quite a stir. It rocketed up Amazon's charts and has sat at #1 in three categories all this time.
The premise of the story is a mail order bride coming to Liberty, Montana to begin her life with her new husband, Jake Bridger. But Liberty isn't a normal town and wives have strict rules to adhere to. As we're in the Erotic category, this book is obviously hot and a prime example of escapist fiction. It is the first in a series of three books, the second, Taming Tessa, comes out on 12/4
If you like erotic romance--mail order brides, Montana, historical westerns, with a whole lot of male dominance--enjoy! Read More
Romance novels have been a not-so-guilty pleasure of mine since forever. In college, I would pray to get stuck at the train crossing just so I could get a few more pages in before class. Now, I keep one stashed in my purse at all times. Thankfully, I’ve started listening to audiobooks in the car, so I don’t have horns blaring at me any more when the red light turns to green! Plus, there’s really no better way to get through a root canal than to listen to a hot erotic scene on your phone while the dentist is doing his thing.
It was only natural for my writing to go in the Romance direction. Erotic romance was only a small skip down the romance road, and one that I am having a blast traveling down. Not just because I get to play out fantasies on paper, but because there are so many places to go within the genre. The characters could have a heavy kink element to their relationship, they could have a light Domination/submission aspect or they could just like to get down and dirty in the bedroom, and I get to play in whichever sandbox I chose! Decisions! Decisions!
I think I have the most fun writing erotic romance because D/s a part of my life outside of my writing. Recently, I was asked if I felt a responsibility to portray the lifestyle in true form, and my answer is yes. I feel an obligation not only to the members of the BDSM community, but also to my readers. There is romance in daily Dominant/submissive relationships. There is love and passion. There is also some really hot, kinky sex. I like showing the reality of it all. Read More
Technology is everywhere these days. We use it in just about everything we do and we’ve found digital alternatives to everything – the trusty vinyl record is gathering dust in the attic while everyone listens to MP3 files. VHS got thrown on the scrap heap by DVDs which in turn are mournfully shaking their fists at the MP4, and in literature the paperback has been joined by the ebook.
Technology and communications have made it possible to do just about everything from your sofa. We can buy our groceries online and get them delivered to our door. We can share our holiday photos with everyone we know, all at once through social networks. We write electronic letters to our family and friends and we don’t even have to be in the same country to have a face to face conversation with someone.
I work in digital media and as my staff get younger and more tech savvy the more I find a reluctance in people to want to communicate physically. Text messages, Snapchat, Email, Facebook, Twitter…all perfectly acceptable methods of communication. But pick up a phone and speak to someone? Well now that requires a good ten minutes of mental preparation to overcome the nerves of actually talking to a real person. Read More
Excerpt: From Novella 1 to avoid spoilers.
Getting sexually accosted in Starbucks wasn’t on my to-do list.
My stiletto heels were sharp, like the angles of my razor cut bob and one tapped on the floor as I stood in line, impatient to get my hands on a Latte. The intense aromas in the shop made me crave my morning drink even more. I’d not had time for one before I’d left my apartment this morning, anxious to be punctual for my appointment. I stared ahead at the menu board, careful to avoid catching anyone else’s eye. My lips with their natural pout, enhanced by rose gloss, smacked together as I anticipated my interview at Gregory & Sons, a firm of Solicitors in Westminster in just shy of an hour’s time. Every time I thought of it, butterflies tingled in my stomach.
Lost in the menu, I jump as a warm body brushes past my own, so close I can identify him as male. I turn around, a flash of fire in my cheeks, eyes narrowing.
‘I must apologise, I completely misjudged how to get past.’
I take in the businessman in front of me, holding his drink with a firm hand. His laptop bag hangs over a broad shoulder. Dark brown hair curls around the nape of his neck, like he’s so damn sexy even his hair wants to cop a feel, and his icy grey eyes indicate the casualness of his apology, echoed in his mocking tone.
I tuck my long fringe behind my ear and turn back to face the front. I’m better off just ignoring the creep, hot or not. Read More
Thank you RomCon for having me at your blog – I love talking romance, history and erotica to anyone who will listen.
I am watching FIFA World Cup soccer today and admiring the fit, beautiful men who seem to be part of every team. Historical writers also enjoy writing about fit, beautiful men of the time. Whether they boxed at Gentleman Jackson’s Pugilist Club, raced curricles in Brighton or hunted foxes in Derbyshire, our ton gentlemen were usually first rate sportsmen. We don’t always write about their pursuits but it is assumed that in addition to their ability to waltz perfectly, win big at the gaming tables and dazzle every woman of their acquaintance, our historical gents have it all. They could probably play soccer too, if necessary.
So let me tell you about my latest, Book Three in the Mad Duchesses series, titled Age of Innocence. My dear Ferdinand Ford is a ton gentleman and all around sportsman. But he has a secret.
I know we writers tend to portray our Regency men as rakes and scoundrels. Ferd has a small supporting role in the Wicked Affairs series and I knew at some point I was going to write about him – I just didn’t know his back-story until Lettie came to life as a widow looking for love after two unsuccessful marriages. Read More
The girl with the curves! Sometimes life seems straightforward, but what happens when there are curves along the way. Does it seem fair that some get the straight road and others the winding road?
When curvy Harley finally gets the job of her dreams after twenty job applications, she’s in for a big surprise. Sebastian Forrest, her new boss is the man she’d love to hate. For a while Sebastian goes against her and makes her feel like she isn’t good enough, but there’s a reason, and soon Harley will find out why.
The road isn’t straightforward and the more Harley gets to know Sebastian the more her heart warms to him. But soon she finds out something that takes her back to her bitter past and forces her to ask some difficult questions.
The girl with the curves is the first in the series of Positive Curves. Read More
Abused constantly by her husband, Elliana is determined to make her marriage work. As a daughter of a Southern Baptist preacher, divorce is unheard of in her family, not to mention that it could cause her father to disown her if she even discussed it.
When Elliana’s husband, Mark, who is a part of the Search and Rescue Team in the US Navy, is transferred from Pensacola, Florida, Elliana travels with him, leaving her mother and father behind.
Alone and afraid in a small California town of Mountain View, Elliana takes on a job as a receptionist at a well-known advertising firm. Shortly after her employment, her boss, Kate, notices Elliana coming to work wearing more makeup than usual and disengaging herself from her colleagues. Coming from an abusive marriage, Kate is familiar with the signs of domestic abuse and brings it to the attention of the Human Resources department in hopes to get Elliana some help. With Elliana being across country from her family, Kate knows exactly how hard it is to get out of that particular situation.
When Griffin Reid, the most eligible bachelor on the West Coast arrives at the advertising agency for a meeting with the company’s CEO, he is utterly shocked when he sees the battered receptionist seated behind the desk, trying her hardest to paste on a smile. When their eyes meet, Griffin if fully aware that he is looking at his soul mate. During his meeting, he asks the CEO of Elliana’s situation and is stunned of what Dave reveals to him. With tension settling in his gut, he is determined to rescue her from the hands of the monster who is hurting her, and Griffin stops at nothing to prove how much he loves her. Read More
Take a seat, get comfy and let someone else be in control of your pleasure.
Hi everyone, I’m Elyzabeth M. VaLey and I’m thrilled to be here at the RomCon blog to introduce you to The Crimson Rope Anthology. Do you like confident, dominant men? Kinky sex? Submissives that know what they want? If you answered yes, then The Crimson Rope has what you need.
The summer hadn’t even started, when with only a title and a premise in mind six different authors were let on the loose. Artists, cowboys, businessmen, knights… six Doms ready to take what they want and their submissive counterparts ready to give it all slowly came to life in the following months. Finally, at the beginning of November, The Crimson Rope was officially born.
Ropes, floggers, wax, knife play, spanks… six diverse BDSM stories filled with romance and deliciously naughty sex that will leave you breathless. Read More
Thanks so much to the RomCon® Erotica blog for having me today. I’m very excited, as I’m an avid reader of the RomCon blog, so it’s a bit of a thrill to be able to be here. I’m here today touting my newest release with Ellora’s Cave. It’s a short and sexy historical called “Ingenue.” It’s a tale of the Golden Age of Vaudeville when folks flocked to dancehalls and theaters to see singers, dancers, bawdy comedians and sexy stripteasers. When I originally pitched this idea to my editor over at Ellora’s, she loved the idea and asked me that one question that authors answer ad nauseum: “Where do you get your ideas?” Especially the ones that are so far removed from your real life? Just a heads up, I’m not a burlesque dancer from the 1920s. I know… hard to believe. Anyway, I thought I’d talk a little about my greatest inspirations. Read More
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