Candlelit Magic by @WendiZwaduk #pnr #romance #cats #magic #erotic #nsfw

Candlelit Magic by Wendi Zwaduk

Part of the Wanton Witches Collection

Total-E-Bound Publishing

Contemporary, Paranormal, M/F, Anal Sex

Novella

Even love witches get the blues.

Havan’s magical potions bring couples together and give them the happily ever after of their dreams. Too bad her spells don’t work for her. In Erie View, the townspeople see nothing more than a witch. All she wants is to find that special man to embrace her quirks and love her. Will she be able to accept the blessings of the Goddesses or lose faith in herself?

Neil doesn’t believe in magic. It’s trickery for television and movies. No one creates a spell for people to fall in love. Hell, he doesn’t even believe in love. After a string of crappy dates and dead-end romances, he’s through with relationships. But a chance meeting at the grocery store changes his mind. Havan’s nothing like he expects—but is the blue haired witch enough to make him give romance another shot?

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EXCERPT:

“I wanted to thank you in person for the candle. It’s very pretty.” He snapped his lips shut. Damn it. He sounded stupid. “I don’t know what I’ll use it for, but they make the house smell nice.” Shit.

She stared at him, but didn’t say anything.

“I suck at small talk.” And apparently trying to sound smooth in front of beautiful women. “What”—Neil picked up a tiny bottle filled with amber liquid—“exactly do you do here? And what is this?”

“I’m a witch.”

Matter-of-fact, no inflection in her voice. Factual and blunt. What would it take to make her smile? Blush? Call out his name when he pumped into her pussy? Oh shit, he needed to get his thoughts away from sex.

He paused a moment to make sure that he’d heard her right. “A witch?”

“Yes, and I make the potions the people in town rave about. I’m not Madame Scarlett and neither is Cian. I thought everyone in town knew, but hey, you might not have. She’s just the name I picked out when my Aunt Siobhan turned the store over to me. Cian likes red, so her hair is red and she lets everyone think she’s Madame.” Havan folded her hands on the glass display case. “I heard you say you wanted something for your sister. I remember her, vaguely. Her then boyfriend came in looking for a love potion. I gave him one and it seems to have worked.”

“Kasen?” The guy had used a love potion? He knew the general story, but to hear Melissa talk, it was love at first sight. The spell or potion or whatever came a lot later.

“Sounds right.” Havan shrugged. “They got what they wanted.”

Well, what do you know? Neil pointed to the bottle with the amber stuff inside. “This? Is this what they used?” He needed to keep her talking.

“Yes.” She wore two rings per hand, each ring set with a huge stone—one in red and one in black. “This one will get you a date and this one will get you forever.” She tapped the top of a black bottle. “Cian claims we have potions for revenge and greed, but they don’t work.”

“Why not?” He picked up one of the black bottles. “If I cast a spell for a negative reason, then that negativity will come back to me threefold. It sucks.” She tucked a lock of darker blue hair behind her ear. A selection of hoop earrings dangled from her ear, starting at the top and following down to her earlobe. “I learnt my lesson a long time ago. Don’t cast what you can’t handle.” For the first time since he’d seen her, she smiled and laughed. “You will totally regret it.”

“I hear you.” Neil gripped the bottle. The more she talked, the more he wanted to listen to her. His cock pushed against his pants and he mashed the bulge into the front of the display case to ease his ache. “My sister already fell in love, so she doesn’t need this. Think it’ll help me?”

Havan sighed. “It will, but you have to accept whoever is chosen. What you want might not be what you get, but she will be the one your heart truly desires.”

Her words stopped him cold. She wasn’t a thing like he expected and she sure as shit wasn’t his type and yet he couldn’t help but want to see her. “I’ll take it and whatever it was your friend went upstairs to find.”

“Oh. Okay.” Havan wrote up the bill on a receipt pad. “Give her a moment.”

“I will.” Neil clutched the bottle tighter. A witch. No wonder the people around town talked ill of Madame Scarlett’s. No one knew what the hell they were dealing with. But Havan didn’t strike him as a witch. No green skin or huge warts. Maybe he’d been watching too much television. The bracelets on her wrist jangled as she wrote.

“I know my sister was being forward, but I’ve got a question.” He wanted to see her again. Had to. “Would you accompany me to my sister’s wedding?”

“What?” Her eyes widened again, displaying the ring of dark blue surrounding her pupils. The lighter blue flecks sparkled. Would she look at him that way during sex? He hoped so. Hoped she’d give him a chance, too.

“Well, you brought them together.” Stupid, stupid. He took one of the business cards and flipped it over, then wrote his phone number and the date of the wedding. “My name is Neil and I know this is a shitty way to ask you out, but I really am drawn to you.” He slid the card to her. “No strings, but if you’d like to go with me, I’d love to see you.”

@Copyright Wendi Zwaduk 2013

#evernighties Best Dish I Cook #cooking @meganslayer #cookies #baking #recipes

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This week I’m supposed to blog about the best dish I make and add a recipe. Now, if you paid attention last week, you’ll know I’m not a chef. So while I’d love to share a recipe for something I make, it’d be a fib because I don’t cook well. I burn water.

I know. I do.

So, here’s one of my favorite cookie recipes, courtesy of Nancy Fuller on FoodTv.com ~ Peanut Butter Blossoms

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 50 min
  • Yield: 4 to 5 dozen cookies

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon fine salt

1 cup smooth peanut butter (not natural)

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/4 cup vegetable shortening

1 3/4 cups packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups peanut butter chips

Your favorite jelly thinned with a splash of liqueur (optional)

48 to 60 chocolate kiss candies

Directions

  1. Adjust the oven racks to the upper and lower thirds and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray 
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside. 
  3. Beat the peanut butter, butter and shortening in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium high until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the brown sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to beat until incorporated. Add the flour mixture in two batches and beat on medium until incorporated. Fold in the peanut butter chips. 
  4. Scoop out level tablespoons of dough, roll into balls and space about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. (You will need to bake the cookies in batches; allow the baking sheets to cool in between batches.) 
  5. Bake until the bottoms and edges of the cookies are golden brown but the middles are still soft, about 10 minutes. (The cookies will bake a bit after they come out of the oven). Indent the warm cookies with the rounded bottom of a teaspoon. If using jelly, fill each indent with some jelly. Top each with a chocolate kiss candy. 
  6. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Cook’s Note

Some people have allergies to peanuts, and if serving to guests, please make them aware of the inclusion of this peanut product.

What about you? What is your favorite holiday food? What are you good at making? I could use some tips.

While you’re here, check out Soft Steel!

Soft Steel by Megan Slayer

Celestial Mates, Book 6

Contemporary Paranormal, Fantasy LGBTQ Romance

M/M, Anal Sex, Cross Dressing

Novella (21,000 words)

From Evernight Publishing

Cover Art by Jay Aheer

Celestial Mates, 6

Valermo Dax wants to be loved. He doesn’t fit into societal molds and he’s fine with that. If he can find a guy who adores him as-is, even better. Stripping isn’t getting him noticed by the kind of guys he wants to date—until Corey walks into the club.

Corey Blumenthal knows who he wants to see at the club—Val. Ever since they shared a biology class four years ago, he’s crushed on the sexy man sporting glitter and those sky-high heels. He finally winds up the courage to take Val home, but things don’t go as planned. A curse, shouted in anger, turns their world upside down.

Can these two men find the strength, courage, and love they always knew they had in order to save each other? Or will the curse change them forever?

Be Warned: m/m sex

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Book Boyfriends #longandshortreviews #bloggingchallenge @meganslayer #book #boyfriend

Today’s post concerns book boyfriends. Now I have to confess, I know what book boyfriends are and I know people have them. I never really thought about having one. I mean, I like the characters in the books, but I never considered one so ooh la la that I needed him as a book boyfriend.

I know. You’re reeling, right? I’m a writer. I should have a book boyfriend.

So I’ve thought long and hard about this. I have a couple, but don’t laugh.

The Hardy Boys were one of my first book crushes. I mean, they did everything, they could get out of trouble and looked good doing it. Plus, I’m pretty sure I envisioned them looking like Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson the entire time.

Another would be Rhett Butler, but I’m pretty sure it’s because of the way I wanted to see him, not the way he truly was in the book. He could be a poo when he wanted and could be a bit of a doormat, too. Just my thoughts, but I saw him as Clark Gable the entire time. I know, I know…

My last one for now has to be Jake Brigance from the John Grisham book, A Time to Kill. Okay, so he almost cheated on his wife and he was way too involved in that case. I guess it was the intensity of him. I don’t know. I just liked him and he stuck with me.

Honorable mentions? Ned Nickerson from Nancy Drew. He might have been a Ken doll type of guy, but he backed her up and he took her side. I liked that.

Todd Wilkins from the Sweet Valley High books. Elizabeth’s boyfriend was almost too good to be true. I liked him the most because he was a human being, despite being rather perfect. He had his faults. Plus, at 15, he was a hunk.

Who is your book boyfriend? I know I didn’t get super visceral here, so feel free to do it for me. 🙂

While you’re here, try my Christmas short story, Her Christmas Wedding. It might be your next book boyfriend, right in those pages. 🙂

Her Christmas Wedding by Megan Slayer

Jordan Brothers, book 5

Changeling Press

Contemporary, Holiday

M/F

Novella

Art by Bryan Keller

Jax will give Emily the wedding of her dreams and a Christmas she’ll never forget.

Jaxon Jordan has the woman of his dreams in Emily Wilson. She’s all he’s ever wanted, and they’ll be married on Christmas Eve. But dreams don’t always come true and sometimes are set off course. When a woman claiming to be Emily’s real mother comes on the scene and plants doubt in Emily’s mind, it’s up to Jax and the Jordan family to get to the truth.

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ADVENT CALENDAR GIVEAWAY @introvertedwife @meganslayer & More!

ADVENT CALENDAR GIVEAWAY

December 1st-25th

Goodies Given Away Every Day Totalling $300

It’s Christmas every day with this romantic Advent Calendar giveaway. Over 20 authors have teamed up to bring you the best December. How does over $300 worth of prizes sound? 

Each day, return to the site to click on the calendar and open the door to another fantastic prize. Be swept away this holiday season by gripping romance, pampering treats, cozy gifts, and an amazing offer hidden inside the calendar.

The giveaway is sponsored by these wonderful authors:

Ellen Mint • Katherine McIntyre • Cassie O’Brien • Megan Slayer • Deana Birch • Jaqueline Snowe • January Bain • Sue London • Aurora Russel •l MK Dwyer • Rosanna Leo • Emma Calin • Charity Wells • D. Anne Paris • Maggie Blackbird • Mary Dean • Kait Gamble • J.P. Bowie • Brigham Vaughn • C.J. Burright • First For Romance

#Christmas Is Coming! Win Free #Books For A Year!

Christmas Is Coming!
That means it’s time for our 16th Annual A Very Changeling Christmas Celebration — Win Free Books For A Year!

The Prizes:

  • Naughty Nights of Christmas — Twelve Changeling winners will receive one e-book of your choice from ChangelingPress.com.
  • Five Christmas Magic winners will each receive Free Books For A Year — Five winners, one e-book a month, 12 books each for 2020 from ChangelingPress.com.
  • Two Christmas Magic winners will receive one book a week all year — Two winners, 52 e-books each, for 2020 from ChangelingPress.com.

The best part — all you have to do is buy any Christmas themed book at ChangelingPress.com between November 23rd and December 31st, 2019, and you’re automatically entered to win.

The Not So Fine Print:

  • Naughty Nights of Christmas Winners are eligible to win more than one prize.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly from purchasers of books in the Changeling Press Christmas Theme at ChangelingPress.com.
  • Each Christmas e-book purchase made at ChangelingPress.com between November 23rd and December 31st 2019 when the winners are announced counts as an entry.
  • Winners may choose any Changeling Press E-book currently in production at ChangelingPress.com at the time the prize is awarded.
  • Free e-book download links will expire if not used within 30 days from the date on which they were awarded.
  • Christmas titles will also be available for purchase at Amazon.comBN.com, Kobo, and iBooks. Purchases made at these locations will not count as contest entries. Only purchases made at ChangelingPress.com between November 23th and December 31st, 2019 will be eligible for prizes.

Blue Satin by @meganslayer #bdsm #hot #darkromance #clubdesire #mf #nsfw

Blue Satin by Megan Slayer

Club Desire, book 7

SuperNova Indie Publishing

Contemporary, M/F, BDSM, Spanking, Fetish, Wax Play, Toys, Anal Sex

Get your rocks off however you want at Club Desire. We’re not easy and we’re not free, but we are discreet. Find your fantasy in the Club.

Two souls can heal with the right amount of heat and kink…in or out of the club.

Can old wounds really be healed? Meghan Stone isn’t sure. She’s at Club Desire at the urging of her agent. As a writer, she needs to add grit to her stories—grit that can only be acquired at Desire. When Meghan spots the handsome man in the suit, she’s smitten. After a conversation with him, she’s taken by him. But will the sexy man want more than conversation when he learns about her motivations and past?

James Richards comes to Club Desire to forget his own past.  He wants a sub and a lover, but as far as he’s concerned, that person doesn’t exist—until he meets Meghan. She awakens needs he thought had been long buried. Once he sees her, he wants to possess her. But a sub and a life-long love aren’t always easy to find, especially in the same person. Will she be the one he’s searched for or another face in the crowd?

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EXCERPT:

©Wendi Zwaduk, 2019, All Rights Reserved

“Aren’t sure about the club?” He nodded to the front door. “You look like a scared rabbit.”

“I’m uneasy,” she confessed.

“I assume this is your first time.” The man strode up to her. He extended his hand. “My name is James Richards. I’ve been here on many occasions. You’ll be fine.”

“I don’t know.” She wasn’t sure about the club, but the more he spoke, the more she longed to hear his accent. Was it a British accent? European? She wasn’t sure.

“Why don’t we go inside? The receptionist will certainly answer any questions. She can even set up a tour so you’re not so worried.” He slipped her hand into his. “You’ll be safe.”

Christ. She trembled. From his touch? Or the situation? “You sound so sure.”

“And you don’t.” James nodded to the door. “They won’t hold you if you go into the foyer. There are benches. Why don’t we go in and talk? If you’re still not sure, you can leave whenever you choose.”

She could debate her situation or at least visit the inside of the club.  Meg sighed. “Sure.”

“Sure?” He tipped his head and grinned. “Is that a yes?”

“It is.”

“Wonderful.” James led her into the club. Unlike the stark concrete outside, the foyer had been decorated in rich burgundy on the walls and thick black carpeting on the floor. The benches featured a gold line of cording at the edges. When he gestured to one of the benches, she perched on the plush cushion.

She glanced over at the receptionist window. Instead of a person behind the glass, she didn’t see anyone. “Who do you talk to?”

“To get in?” James pointed to the main door. “Once you’re a member, you have a card. You swipe and come right in. There’s a sensor that alerts the security if someone tries to slip in.”

“Oh.”

James crossed the room to the window. A woman appeared. Her bright blue hair shone in the overhead light. She swiped her gaze over to Meg, then handed James an object. Neither of them spoke to Meg, bringing back a bit of her discomfort. After a moment, James turned on his heel and headed to where Meg sat.

“This is the tablet to get you started.” He offered the electronic device. “If you want, I’ll help you.”

“Thanks.” Meg turned the tablet around and swiped her index finger across the screen. “Okay…personal information. Didn’t I fill this in when I registered online?” She turned the device away from James and inputted the needed info. Why give him details when she barely knew him? She probably wouldn’t see him again once they went into the actual club. “I’m on the health history page.”

“That’s important. They owners insist on keeping the place safe.” James leaned back in his seat and crossed his legs. He had such grace when he moved. Everything he did seemed planned out and meant to impress.

She filled in the information, then swiped her finger to change the page. “Kinks,” she blurted. “Well, they do get right down to the point, don’t they?” She could’ve sworn she’d filled the information out online…

“The owners do their best to pair you up with the dom who will best meet your needs. If you’re a dominant, then they’ll find a sub for you.” James smiled.

“You seem to know a lot. Are you an owner?”

“No,” he said. “What are your kinks? No one here will judge you.”

She stared at the list. Spanking, bondage, pain play, anal sex, whipping, blood play and many more. She flexed her fingers. “I—Are you sure no one will judge?” What would the others say if they found out she liked exhibitionism and to be spanked?

“They won’t. Promise.”

“Okay.” She nodded and ticked off the boxes. Her hands shook as she inputted the rest of the information. On the last page, she added the reference number she’d been given from Annalise. A new page popped up.

“Thank you. We’ll match you up with your preferred play partner soon,” she said, reading out loud. She turned her attention to James. “How long is soon?”

“Won’t be more than ten minutes or so.” James stretched his arm across the back of the bench. “You still seem apprehensive. What kink are you worried about?”

“You can tell, huh?” She clasped the tablet on her lap. “It’s that obvious?”

“I’m observant and I was once in your shoes. This is rather overwhelming.” He waved his fingers. “A club where people have other people strap them down and such. My mind went in a thousand directions and none of them were correct. If I can help you, I will.”

Her Man by @WendiZwaduk #hot #romance #erotic #contemporary @Totally_Bound

Her Man by Wendi Zwaduk

M/F

Super Novel – 80,000 words

Totally Bound

This book was originally published as Right Where I Need to Be. It’s been expanded and re-edited for this edition.

The love of her life isn’t the man she expects but he just might be the man she never saw coming.

Cass Jensen writes hot books and likes her life as an author. She’s got the material things she desires, good friends and a side career singing with the band. What more could she ask for? A sexy man to warm her bed during the chilly Ohio nights—that’s what she wants. Someone to make her blood sizzle and her heart race. She heads to California to help cast the movie being made from one of her books. She’s not interested in dating another actor, but what if the man she needs is on the other side of the audition table?

Logan Malone is known as one of the biggest playboys in all of Hollywood. He’s rumoured to be dating half the single ladies in town and romancing the other half. There’s only one problem—Logan doesn’t want to be the player any longer. He wants a strong career and an even stronger woman in his life. When he meets Cass, he knows she’s the one he’s been looking for. But Cass comes with her own complications. Can he handle being her man or will the glare of the media be too much for them to handle as a couple?

He’s about to find out just how hard he’ll have to work in order to be her man, but he’s up for the job…

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EXCERPT:

©Wendi Zwaduk, 2016, All Rights Reserved

 “How about I just pass the audition, huh?”

He spotted the women at the table and pasted on his most wicked smile. His voice caught in his throat and a ripple of excitement ran the length of his spine at the sight of his audience. The writer? Was she really there? Or did she moonlight as a screenwriter? Maybe a friend of the producers? Oh, my, my, my.

Nikita gestured to the table. “I’d like to introduce the heads of this production. This is Maggie Bowles, our associate producer.” She shrugged a shoulder to the woman on the right. “And this is the writer, Cass Jensen.”

Logan forced a nod. Maggie had worked on Break and co-directed Maia, both mega box office hits. She had a reputation for fairness and impartiality with her actors and crew. But the other woman—oh man. He blinked. Cass Jensen penned Wrong Turn, Slingshot and toyed with his fantasies from the safety of a black and white photo. Crossbeam Studios had translated three of her earlier novels into box office hits. Now she sat across the room, in living color and completely unaware of his innermost desires.

Had the heat just kicked on? He licked his lips. Something had happened and not just between his legs.

It seemed as if everyone else in the cavernous conference room had evaporated except him and Cass. She wasn’t his normal blonde model-type, quite the opposite. She had curves and porcelain skin. Her dark chocolate-colored hair glittered slightly under the harsh glare of the fluorescent lighting, and she brushed the silky strands off her face, revealing her lack of a wedding ring.

Score!

Her mouth curled into a faint smile, accompanying the sparkle in her startling blue-gray eyes. Color rushed into her pale cheeks.

Oh man.

Logan’s eyes slipped greedily over her body. Would she flush during sex? The light scent of her perfume muddled his brain. Lilac? Rose? Whatever it was, it was enticing. Logan swallowed hard. Tightness invaded his chest. Such a rapid reaction to a woman knocked him for a complete loop. Cass was the kind of woman who ended up being a cherished lover, not a plaything. He glanced at her once more. His throat went dry. Damn, if she blushed too much longer, he’d be in trouble. If he got time alone with her, he’d be a goner. How would her hands feel gliding along his body? Heaven, probably.