Happy Monday, friends! I know it’s not technically winter yet, but with holidays, festivities and snow falling on the site, I’m calling this month’s guest spotlights our Wintery Welcomes. I’ve asked everyone stopping by in December to tell us what their characters would most like to find under the tree. I just started reading Illicit Activity last night and it’s one of those that kicks off knee deep in an emotional, conflict-laden scene. I can’t wait to hear what these lovelies of J.R. Gray’s want most. Best part? Illicit Activity is a Free Read over at Evernight Publishing! Sending out warm, cozy wishes to you all and to Gray, thank you so much for visiting today. I think we’ve joined Gray in the middle of asking our December question. Let’s see what they’re saying…
Gray: What do you hope to find under the tree this year? Continue Reading
Please help me welcome and thank Laurel for bringing us a sneak peek of her new release and sharing about the perfect getaway. ♥
What’s Your Ultimate Romantic Getaway?
I was recently asked, what do I consider to be the ultimate romantic getaway. I’m a relatively hyper person, but when it comes to getaways, I like things to be relaxed and leisurely. However, I don’t think relaxed means lacking romance.
The place doesn’t really matter to me. It’s the company. There’s something to be said for waking up late and snuggling with your partner (or partners). Having your senses slowly awakened by leisurely caresses and gruff whispers. I love knowing that the only itinerary I have to follow for the day is the one created by the need to be with the person I love. For me every “relaxing” moment is an element of romance.
The hero in my latest book Jaxon “Jax” Grey, shares my sentiments. I didn’t set out to make our views so similar, but hey, muses can be funny sometimes. When Jax sets out to win the love of his best friend and business partner, Pepper Holts, he decides to use every method of persuasion he can muster to create the ultimate romantic getaway.
One of my two favorite scenes to write in this book were a dinner for two, that Jax was determined to be romantic and a walk through the woods that Pepper struggled to be immune to.
It’s February, the month of LOVE, and I am so happy to be kicking these next 28 days off with fellow Evernight author, C.R. Moss! Welcome, Chris!
Thanks for having me here today! :) My name is Chris, and I write under the names C.R. Moss for erotic and mainstream romance and Casey Moss for mainstream dark fiction (horror, suspense, urban fantasy). My professional bio for C.R.: “An eccentric and eclectic writer, C.R. Moss pens stories for the mainstream and erotic romance markets, giving readers Worlds of Possibilities when it comes to love.” Basically I write stories from the light and sweet to the dark and deadly with varying degrees of sexual heat. The bio for my other persona: Casey Moss delves into the darker aspects of life in her writing, sometimes basing the stories on reality, sometimes on myth. No matter the path, her stories will take you on a journey from the light-hearted paranormal to dark things unspeakable. What waits around the corner? Come explore…
CHRIS, BOTH YOUR WRITERLY SIDES SOUND INTRUGUING… ;)
♥A KISS FROM CHRIS♥
Carlene, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day coming up this month, asked me: Is a kiss meant to be more romantic or more heroic? Meaning do you think a kiss is meant to be pleasing or is it to say you are staking a claim to that person? Well, in my opinion, I think it depends upon the situation and the partner. First time partner ~ Is he assertive and confident? Then perhaps it’s a ‘staking claim’ hot, deep passionate kiss. Is he more on the sensual seductive side? Perhaps the kiss would be more slow and pleasing, yet still staking claim. Is it between two people who’ve been together for some time and what situation are they in? Maybe they’ve had a huge argument and one of them is trying to prove a point with a ‘staking claim’ kind of kiss. Or perhaps they’re sharing a quiet moment and the kiss is soft, subtle and overall a pleasant smooch. Then there are the kisses shared amongst friends. And first kisses… Good-bye kisses… But all that’s probably a discussion for another day. ;)
CHRIS, ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL KISS TALK, THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR THOUGHTS WITH US!
Current release ~
Today I’m here to tout my latest C.R. Moss release, Lovers and the Fiend. It’s a story in Evernight Publishing’s Naughty Fairy Tale line. The characters, Jack and Kristina, appeared in my short story – Chasing Miss Kringle – that’s in an Evernight Publishing anthology – Stockings and Suspenders. This is the first of a handful of stories I have planned for the NFT line that revolve around the world started in CMK and Lovers. You don’t have to read the anthology story to read Lovers, but it’d be nice if you did. ;)
Ex-cop turned private investigator, Jack Vorst, learns his elf girlfriend Kristina has been missing for a few days after being invited to an underground vampire club. He, too, is summoned to visit club Hexenringe and is taken captive. Jack finds Kristina bound and gagged in a human sized bird cage. They’re both thrust into a kinky world at the hands of Kol, the club owner. Kol, a vampiric beast, shifts into human form to be with Jack and Kristina and needs them to remember their pasts and to love him so he can return to what he used to be. Can Kol make the pair fall in love with him despite his current situation and the fact he’s keeping them captive or will they leave, making it too late for him to change all their fates?Warning: ménage a trios, M/M, bondage, anal sex, sex toys, public exhibition
A peek into the beginning of the story…
I have your woman. A nice piece of ass she is, too. She tells me you’re not bad yourself. I would love for you to join us later. A car will be waiting for you outside your office at noon today where my assistant will fill you in on some details. If you know what’s good for you and your gal, you’ll take advantage of this invitation. See you soon. ~ Kol Ainmire
Jack Vorst’s temper went full tilt within a second. His blood pounded hard through his head and body. He’d told Kristina to be careful when she went out on her cases, but it seemed she still had gotten herself in trouble. Not good.
“Vic! Get in here!” Trying to check and rein in his anger before he popped a vessel, Jack grabbed the letter he’d found on his desk while going through a stack of mail and a couple of case files. The paper crinkled within his one clenched hand, and the envelope it’d come in bunched up in his other.
He kept his gaze downcast, ground his teeth. No sense in looking at the tan colored walls that were littered with stenciling in his office and be more irritated than he already was. The design and colors reminded him of the Native American beaded belts people sold at roadside stands.
Vic’s wife, Malory, who worked in the adjoining office suites, loved her southwestern motifs. All the rooms for both divisions of the business were decorated to represent Arizona and New Mexico. The decorating style with too many colors and crazy patterns made his head swim, gave him a headache. He hated headaches.
Staring at the crumpled papers in his hands, he sighed. Truth be told, Kristina’s whereabouts and her lack of checking in for several days only concerned him a little. She was able to take care of herself, and he trusted her. He loved her, wanted her to be safe, so of course he worried some. But being an elf gave her an advantage that mere humans didn’t have—the ability to escape situations by simply disappearing and reappearing elsewhere.
Except this time.
Find C.R. Moss here ~
HAPPY MONTH OF LOVE, CHRIS, AND THANK YOU FOR BEING MY GUEST TODAY! KISSES!