Mocha Monday – Carnal Ecstasy Sneak Peek

Happy Monday! (Yeah, right!) I’ve not slept well lately and I’m not at all sure how happy I am about that. I am growing exhausted and that’s not a good thing when I need to don the Author Hat and the Promo Ho Corset and Heels!

I am gonna need a lot of coffee over the next few weeks. I’ve been drinking Kona Coffee from Trader Joe’s the last few weeks and damn is it ever good! I am almost out of it, but when I am, I will be buying the new seasonal blend from Caribou Coffee called Lakeshore. I’ll be giving away 1/2 pound bags of coffee over the next few weeks, so, stay tuned! You might win one!

Okay, about today’s blog. I thought I’d give y’all a peek at the blurb for my next Ellora’s Cave Exotika, Carnal Ecstasy due out July 2nd.

If you read Simple Need, at the very beginning there is a bartender. Carnal Ecstasy is his story. It can be read by itself, it is not tightly tied to Simple Need, but, IF for some reason you haven’t read Simple Need, may I ask, why not? Grins…

Here is the blurb for Simple Need just in case there’s someone reading this that hasn’t picked it up yet!

Vinter is not your typical businessman. Tattoos, piercings and not a suit and tie in sight. One-third owner of a bar and a tattoo parlor along with being a bassist in a band, Vinter comes and goes as he pleases. He likes his beer cold, his music hard and his women scorching hot. Until he’s knocked off his game by a suburban doll he can’t stop wanting.

Elise needs a change. In men. The buttoned-up businessmen she’s been dating leave a lot to be desired—in romance, in respect and most definitely in sex. A recent text message from her now ex-lover drives Elise into a popular bar on the outside of town, where she meets one of its owners. He’s just the kind of man she’s never had and definitely the kind she’s always fantasized about. Big, bad and oh so naughty.

Unexpected tenderness. Unimaginable lust. Being dumped has never felt so damn good.

Carnal Ecstasy doesn’t have a cover yet, so, we have to use the coming soon cover from Ellora’s Cave for the time being. As soon as I have a cover, believe you me, it’ll be posted! Here’s the blurb:

When good girls go bad, very, very bad…

The minute Carrie meets tattooed, bad-boy bartender Dallon, her decision is made. He’s the one, her ticket to freedom and a new, independent life. She’s tired of dictates and zero dates and following the path laid out before her by her well-meaning-but-completely-out-of touch-with-her-reality religious parents.

Dallon sees the buttoned-up, full-of-curves woman outside the grocery store and feels the flames of hell licking at his heels. When she asks him for directions to the large, nearby university where she’s starting work, his gut-twisting lust for her doesn’t diminish, but those flames start to singe his tough-as-nails hide.

With the promise he made to himself about not fornicating with anyone associated with the university his father is the dean of about to go up in smoke, Carrie takes the first exit off the Heavenly Highway straight onto Sin Street. She wants Dallon to teach her all the things a good girl should never know and she won’t take Hell no for an answer.

Reader Advisory: What Dallon does with a beer bottle may be illegal in forty-eight out of fifty states…and at least two territories.

So, anyone wanna read it? Hell, with an advisory like that I want to read it and I’m the one that wrote it!

Have a fantastic day and I hope all of you have your credit cards ready for the release of Sweet Caroline tomorrow!

~lissa

Mocha Monday – New Contract Offers

It’s Monday and I could really use some coffee. In the last 9 days, I have had one cup of coffee. It’s time for a whole pot and then some. 
Last week was a really rough week. I had a very hard time mentally and emotionally, but I’m hoping this will be a better week. Let me say, if you or anyone you know suffers from depression in any form, please hug them, tell them you love them, let them know you’re there for them. It’s a hard thing to suffer with. In all ways.
Now for the good news, the happy news. My Ellora’s Cave editor sent me two contract offers last night. One for an Ellora’s Cave Quickie titled, The Swing and the second for an Ellora’s Cave Exotika titled, Carnal Ecstasy. 
The Swing has nothing to do with any other story, but if you read Simple Need, then you know at the beginning there is a bartender. Carnal Ecstasy is his story. Grins…
I am still waiting to hear from Samhain about my shifter book, Arctic Shift but as soon as I do, I will let all of you know! 
Have a great Monday!

~lissa