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Friday, August 6, 2010

CONTEST & NEW BOOK – A sneak peek at “In His Arms”

I’m soooo excited – my newest erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave In His Arms is being released September 3. To celebrate, I’m hosting a contest today. For one lucky commenter on this blog, there’s a chance to win one of my books (details below).

I just got the cover last night and have to share. Yummmmm. I love it!!! :)

Here’s the blurb and an excerpt – along with the link to my page at EC. Enjoy!


Owned by one man, loved by another. . .

Abducted and delivered into sexual slavery, Lori has surrendered her will in order to survive. For more than a decade, she’s been known as Summer, a lovely submissive, her owner’s possession until he gives her to his newest lieutenant, a mysterious man called RJ. Commanding and virile, RJ dominates without cruelty and possesses without threat, engendering a mixture of safety and passion. In his strong arms, Summer enjoys carnal pleasure she’s never known and tenderness she’s craved. In his heated gaze, she experiences a sense of recognition she doesn’t immediately understand until it proves dangerous in a way she could never have imagined. Bound by desire and their growing love, RJ traverses the shadowy world of human trafficking, risking all for Summer’s freedom only to learn she harbors a fateful secret that threatens to tear her from him, leading to an irrevocable event that risks both their lives.


(In this scene, Summer has learned that her owner, Anthony, has given her to RJ, a mysterious newcomer to Anthony’s operation, and now RJ is about to take possession. . .)

Summer’s breaths grew shallow. A pulse beat steadily between her legs. More moisture answered, the wet warmth seeping from her opening.

Don’t touch her, RJ had ordered Hogan. With those three words, he’d offered her the greatest and dearest protection she known, along with a measure of respect.

Gratitude mingled with her growing attraction to RJ, the power of both emotions overwhelming her. She wanted to feel his weight and heat. Her body ached to touch his.

RJ made her wait. He stepped away from the bed, his hands on the edge of his sweater, lifting it over his firm torso.

Eyes fixed on his smooth, golden skin, Summer forgot to breathe, her gaze following his sweater as he pulled it upward, the ends fluttering over his pecs.

Her lips parted on a wanton sigh at his unusual tattoo. The geometric design, a series of thick black swirls that ended in sharp points, covered his right pectoral muscle and flowed over his shoulder to his back. Several of the points curved from behind to reach just below his right nipple. Another set curled around his muscular biceps. The effect proved startling, savage, the kind of marking men would have used in ancient times to declare their strength to an enemy or a woman they held captive.

For the first time in eleven years, Summer didn’t feel trapped. She hungered for this, wanting nothing more than to have RJ mount her, his heavy weight and heat making her feel protected, safe, treasured…if only for a time.

Her heart beat crazily at the thought. At having something—someone—she wanted.

She stared at the tufts of hair beneath his arms, a deep coffee color, bearing his male aroma. Her eyes shifted to the side, another tattoo circling his left biceps. As black and geometric as the other, this one was a tribal band, with loops and whorls that jumped as his muscles flexed.

He pulled the garment away from his head, tousling his hair, giving it a bed-mussed look complemented by his hooded eyes.

A new rush of moisture bathed Summer’s opening. Her breaths came fast and hard.

Hogan cleared his throat, demanding notice.

Summer ignored him, unable to drag her focus from RJ.

His beautiful eyes strayed to her parted and waiting vaginal lips.

She longed for him to touch her.

He did not, instead retreating several steps to one of the gold satin sitting chairs, a dainty design made more ineffective by his masculine bulk. Slowly, as though he enjoyed having her anticipate their coming pleasure, he removed his leather boots. His black socks followed, revealing his large feet and long toes.

Before the night ended, she’d lick and suckle them before moving to his cock.

Standing, he unbuckled his belt, lowered his fly and pushed his pants to his knees, letting them drop with a faint whoosh to his ankles.

The sound matched her quick exhale of air.

Navy boxer briefs hugged his narrow hips and powerful thighs. Behind the stretchy placket, she saw the promise of his meaty cock and balls. She spread her legs even more, summoning him to fill her, wordlessly begging him to do so.

With a smile curling his beautiful mouth, RJ pushed down his briefs and stepped out of them.

The room seesawed, along with Summer’s thoughts. Naked, RJ faced her, confident in his masculinity and ability to bring her pleasure.

A thin sheen of perspiration coated her throat, intensifying her perfume, enhancing her female scent. Never had she been as ready for another man, not in all the years since Anthony had owned her, changing her life forever. Her pulse points throbbed, marking each beat of her sprinting heart. She feasted on RJ’s tall, perfectly formed body, the thatch of thick, dark hair covering his groin, his rigid penis, ruddy with arousal, his balls plump and tight against his groin.

Padding to the edge of the bed, RJ sank to his knees and slid his large hands beneath her ass, bringing her close to him. At his commanding touch, her lips parted and her lids fluttered. Once he had her in position, he met her eyes, confirming her approval, then licked the length of her cleft.

Molten heat flooded her. Chin pointed at the ceiling, Summer lifted her ass, bringing her cunt closer to RJ’s tongue, wanting everything he had to give.

He ignored her wordless request for more. Working two fingers inside of her sheath, he stretched her opening as though he wanted to make certain it would be adequate for his thick cock.

She relaxed her muscles, accepting this invasion as readily as she would his stiffened rod.

With his fingers still inside, RJ finally returned to her clit, his mouth latching onto it, his stubbled cheeks scraping the tops of her thighs, his tongue swirling around her tender nub.

Summer’s fingers curled into tight fists. Her lusty moan filled the room.

Clearly not wanting her to come too quickly, RJ withdrew his tongue from her nub to lick the edge of her vulva and her smooth mound. Summer swallowed and panted. She elevated her hips to force him back to the only spot that mattered.

He paid no heed to her willfulness. Hand on her belly, he directed her body to return to the mattress. Once she complied, he held her there, his fingers still inside, pressing into her much softer flesh, his tongue continuing to ignore her nub.

A protest gurgled in the back of her throat.

Immune, RJ lapped her juices, as though testing her reaction to him as a man and as a lover, one she’d chosen. Never had she known anyone like him and she responded without artifice, mewing for more, for every—

Her thoughts halted at his teeth bearing down carefully around her nub, his tongue negotiating its contours. Something indescribable and thrilling coiled between her legs, tensing her muscles, snatching her breath. Crudely and loudly, she cried out at the orgasm sluicing through her, the contractions of her inner muscles sucking RJ’s fingers deeper.

There they remained as Summer fought for air. She’d barely managed a full breath when his thumb replaced his tongue on her clit.

No. Even the slightest stroke became more than she could endure, the pleasure too deep, unbearable. The points of her high heels gouged the comforter. She heard the fabric rip. Her hips thrashed trying to escape him.

He wouldn’t allow it, keeping his fingers deeply inside, his thumb poised on her nub. She whimpered.

In His Arms is filled with suspense/surprise and an indescribable love story, heightened by erotic romance.

Here’s the link at EC:

And now for my contest!!!

Leave a comment at this post, and you’re eligible to win one of the following (winner chosen at random):

1. Lush Velvet Nights – ebook
2. Adored – ebook
3. Deep, Dark, Delicious – ebook
4. Close to Perfect – mass market paperback
5. Bad Boys with Red Roses – trade paperback
6. Take My Breath Away – trade paperback

*** Winner within continental US has her choice of one of the six. Winner outside continental US has her choice of one of the ebooks.


Abhishek Duggal said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

forsurveysonly at gmail dot com

Amber Skyze said...

Hot cover, Tina! Congrats on the pending release. It sounds yummy.

Tina Donahue said...

Hey, Abhishek and Amber - thanks for stopping by.

I got the cover last night, just in time for the blog. It is soooo hot. I love it!!

Paris said...

What a gorgeous cover! And you're so right, it is HOT!

Tina Donahue said...

Hey, Paris - thanks for stopping by! Yesterday was awful until I opened my email and saw this cover from Syneca...she is a true artist! :)

Molly Daniels said...

Sounds like a fantastic Steamy Summer Read:) (pun intended, lol!)

Tina Donahue said...

Hey, Molly - thanks for dropping by!! And it is VERY steamy! :)

Linda Kage said...

Wow, what an excerpt. Too bad we can't win this story. I still want to read more of it!!

Tina Donahue said...

Hey, Linda - yeah, it is one hot baby!! However, it's also a very moving love story. No matter how many times I read it, I always cry at the end. And it does have an HEA!!! :)

Jennifer Mathis said...

congrats on the up-coming release. I have read close to perfect and it was fab :)

Rasha said...

Great and sexy book and I wish you the best of sales!

Tina Donahue said...

Hey, Jennifer - glad you liked Close to Perfect - it was fun to write. :)

Hi there, Rasha - thanks for dropping by and for your kind words. :)

Andrea Becraft said...

Congrats on the cover! I drool a little everytime I see it lol. I can't wait until it comes out and I can read more.


Judy said...

Congrats on your upcoming release!! I do love that cover!! Very Hot!!!

This looks like another great read. A great love story, I love those.

desitheblonde said...

hi i like to win book and then read them i injoy the plot in the book and will them blog for you in differnt sites

Katalina Leon said...

Tina, this is a beautiful book cover! Who's the male model? This looks like a great, emotional read.
Best wishes to you.

Brandlwyne aka Brandy B said...

I love the cover...


joder said...

This sounds super sexy! Is it a series because it sure seems like it has the makings of one?

Please count me in.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Tina Donahue said...

Hey, Drea - the cover is definitely drool-worthy. :)

Thanks, Judy - "In His Arms" has a truly great love story. I cry when I think about it, seriously.

Hey there, Desi - good luck on the drawing!

Hi, Kat! Wish I knew who the model is - I want him badly!! :)

Thanks, Brandy - I love the cover too - made my day!!!

Tina Donahue said...

Hey, Joder - nope, it isn't a series (wish I had thought of that though). :)

Katalina Leon said...

Tina please get back to us when you find out who that cover male is. Inquiring minds want to know... By the way your excerpt re-heated my coffee. lol Thanks!

Katalina Leon said...

I meant model... but he is distractingly male.

katsrus said...

Love the cover! The book sound wonderful!
Sue B

Leni said...

After reading that, all I can think is: September is about three weeks away, right. The cover and excerpt were amazing.

Viking Princess said...

Very sexy cover (:

Carol L. said...

The cover is beautiful, very sensual.
I absolutely loved the excerpt. Congrats on the new release an please enter me.
Carol L.


I find the cover boyh beautiful and sexy. Good blurb.


Alyna said...

Hey there. This sounds like a great book, and one that I would enjoy reading.

stacey said...

Wow that was Hot.And the cover was hot to now it realy fills like the cooler is not working in here.


Artemis said...

Hot Damn! How am I suppose to think after that excerpt. When is this book being released? Oh yeah, September 3. How many days is that again.............
Love a man with tats.

Tina Donahue said...

Kat - The moment I know who this guy is, I will let you know. We can drool over him together!

Sue - Thanks - I love the cover too!

Leni - I'm so glad you liked the excerpt!!

Viking Princess - yeah, it is sexy, isn't it?? *drooling over here*

Carol - You're definitely entered - so glad you liked the excerpt!

Loretta - thanks for your kind comments! :)

Alyna - if you like hot and steamy with a moving love story, then you would definitely enjoy "In His Arms"

Stacey - LOL - glad you got all hot and bothered. :)

Artemis - only a few weeks to go - glad you liked the excerpt!

Christine H said...

Hi Tina! Been awhile since I said Hi! I'd love to win Lush Velvet Nights it's the only book of your I don't have yet. :)

Congrats on the upcoming release. I love the cover! The excerpt was getting very Steamy! I wish I could have read more!!!

hugs, Christine

Shirley said...

Love the cover! Congrats on the Sept 3rd release!

I'd love to be entered into the contest, Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wow, hot excerpt. Can't wait to read the book. I read Close to Perfect and loved it. I would love to have one of your other books. I do a lot of e-book reading. Thank you for the opportunity to win one.
Susan Hornbuckle

desitheblonde said...

wow i love contest and love to
read if am pick i will blog on the
your site facebook goodreads
and the other author sites have a great summer

cheralyn said...

Really great cover and very hot and sexy excerpt. I want to read more!

Tina Donahue said...

Hey, Christine - glad to hear from you again - good luck in the contest!!

Shirley - Thanks for your good wishes - you're entered in my contest!

Susan - so glad you liked Close to Perfect!!

desi - thanks for stopping by again!

Cheralyn - So glad you liked the cover and excerpt!

*yadkny* said...

OMG Tina!!! That excerpt was amazing:) I love the cover too.

Rasha said...

The book sound fab Tina Congrats!

Tina Donahue said...

Hey yadnky and Rasha - thanks for your wonderful comments - glad you like the cover and story!! :)

Sarah said...

This book sounds so hot. Cant wait to read!! Thanks for the opportunity to get your other reads!

Tina Donahue said...

Hey, Sarah - thanks for stopping by and your kind comments! :)

Tina Donahue said...

I've chosen the winner (at random) and it's (drum roll here):

Carol L!!!

Yay, Carol! I've already emailed you to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone for coming by and participating.

My blog tour for "In His Arms" will be gearing up shortly, please go to it has the dates for each stop and there will be contests at all stops.

You can also check out my August newsletter - it has info on all my contests! :)

Pat said...

hot cover and can't wait for the new book.

DeanY said...

I am so looking forward to this book.

Tina Donahue said...

Hey, Pat and Dean - thanks for stopping by!! Only a few more weeks to wait! :)

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