Friday, July 28, 2017

Anita's Items for a Healthy Relationship #couples #KeepTheLoveAlive #CouplesGoals


1. Mutual Respect - your lover likes you for who you really are.

2. Trust - believes you when you tell them about events in your life.

3. Honest - this is the almost the same as above, but it's also about not discovering the other person has lied to you.



4. Support - is there for you when you need them.

5. Fairness/equality - you both have a say in your relationship about what you do and who you see.



6. Separate Identities - you maintain the things you enjoy and celebrate the things your partner does when away from you.

7. Communication - can talk about anything and know each other well enough to know when something is wrong.

Looking for ways to keep the love alive?

Find RomanticTips by visiting my wordpress blog - https://anitaphilmar.com/blog/

Hope you have all the elements to make your life together with your partner a long and joyous affair,

Anita

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A #MFRWauthor Book Hook #free Sample of #EroticMystery by @AnitaPhilmar


Pick up free at https://anitaphilmar.com/books/black-dragons-series/

Long Excerpt of the following stories are included in the Sample.



Amanda Spencer is a woman haunted by her first husband’s murder and determined to find his killer. After two marriages, she doesn’t believe there is a man that can give her what she truly wants a child.
William VanHorn is a determine politician that has black Dragon’s blood running through his body. With strong desires, he finds the perfect mate in Amanda. Yet the political unrest of the Dragon blood sector of the population is driving him to search for answers to the declining birth rate of the group. As leader of the Dragon Center, he has to find answers and Amanda holds the keys to everything he needs.

Audio:  Amazon

Dragon Center agent, Dee Butterfield, finally has the job she’s always longed for. On her first assignment, her job is to protect sculptor, Scott VanHorn. His rich dragon blood tempts her into an affair, which could not only jeopardize her career but possibly her life.
Determined to find out who killed his best friend, Scott poses as a struggling artist to help the Dragon Center investigate a corrupt art dealer. He had ulterior motives for requesting Dee as his protector, getting her in his bed not the least of them, however, Scott soon realizes his mistake.
When the mission becomes more dangerous than either of them anticipates, Scott’s black dragon blood stirs to protect Dee while hers calls for retribution.


The Wild Rose Press
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Devoted chemist, Sarah VanHorn, lives for her research but fantasizes about loving Jake Ramsey. Her two worlds collide when the dragon center agent arrives to rescue her from the company suspected of producing chemicals dangerous to those with dragon blood.
Sarah’s not the only one with fantasies. Jake wants Sarah as his mate and he’s waited years to claim her. Now, under his protective custody–not to mention the influence of Syndetic’s sexual stimulant scenting the air–he can’t resist the fiery temptation to finally make her his.
But when tragedy strikes and their dreams are threatened, will Sarah sacrifice her career, Jake, and possibly her life to discover the answers? And will Jake let her?
Amazon US | UK | CA | AU |

Wish you the best in finding some great reads and check out other authors in the hop,

Anita 


Monday, July 24, 2017

Holding Cynthia a #EroticContemporary #OTK #HEA by @LIBBYC26

Holding Cynthia
(Romancing the Coast, book 2)
by
Libby Campbell

Release date July 13th, 2017 by Blushing Books
Genre / keywords: Erotic contemporary DD romance, second chance, Canadian erotica, mature love/ beaches
Total length: 61,400
Buy links: Amazon

Artwork attached separately

Taglines

  • Cynthia says: You just want to see me weak and submissive.
Antony says: Princess, I’ve seen you submissive. I’ve never seen you weak.


Blurb:

Antony Jacobson first held Cynthia Donohue in his arms at a wintry December wedding. Four months later, the statuesque, silver-haired woman continues to haunt his thoughts.

Cynthia is about to move to the West Coast to be closer her daughter. As her plane touches down in her new city, she steels herself to cope on her own. When she finds Antony waiting at the arrivals gate, a wave of gratitude and desire floods through her.

A lifetime of independence hasn’t prepared Cynthia for a submissive role in a relationship. She craves love, romance, and someone to share sunsets. But deep down she believes her dreams are out of her reach. Worse, they are a betrayal of her feminist principles. That’s fine: indomitable, handsome Antony will wait.

She is tired and aching beyond all memory so Antony takes charge. Very quickly, he realizes there is something wrong, very wrong, with Cynthia’s health. He insists that she see a doctor.

She says he is overprotective. He agrees. He is also determined to look after her if she won’t look after herself. A trip over his knee shakes Cynthia to the core. In spite of herself she likes – she wants – this loving correction. More importantly, she agrees that he may be right about seeing a doctor.

Is Antony too much, too soon, or is he just what the doctor ordered?

Publishers’ note: Holding Cynthia is intended for adults only. Spanking and other sexual activities represented in this book are fantasies only, intended for adults. Tough stuff, but worth it. Nothing in this book should be interpreted as Blushing Books’ or the author’s advocating any non-consensual spanking activity or spanking of minors.

Buy link: Amazon


Excerpt

Antony opened his arms. “Come here.”
Cynthia tilted her head, not understanding what he wanted.
“Come. Sit on my knee for a bit, we’re going to have a little talk.”
She saw awkwardly on his left thigh and he responded by lifting her legs up, so they draped over the right arm of the chair. There was no choice but to put her arm around his neck for balance.
He bounced her a couple of times. “That’s nice, isn’t it?”
“It is.” She leaned into him, enjoying the softness of his beard rubbing her face.
“I’ve told you I’m going to spank you. How do you feel about that?”
“I haven’t been spanked since I was a little kid and even then it was just a couple of fast swats.” She shrugged. “I guess I’ll try anything once.”
“If you and I are going continue seeing each other, you’d better be prepared for it to happen on a regular basis. How long and hard the spankings are will depend entirely on you.”
She bent her head, hiding behind the curtain of her silver bob that draped in front of her face. “Really?”
“I’m a lover not a fighter,” he said, hugging her gently. “Spanking is a way of clearing the air between us. It keeps things on an even keel, relieves built up tension.”
“You mean your tension about what I do?”
“For the most part, yes. I’m not going to bullshit you. I’m going to be the leader in our relationship. You are an amazingly strong and capable woman. But you’re also stubborn and willful. You’ve been boss of your own life for so long, you think you you’re taking care of yourself, that you’re self-aware. But you’re not. You know some of the things that you’ve been doing like taking care of business, taking care of your mother, your daughter, your father. That’s not looking after yourself. That’s looking after community which is important.”
He held her a bit closer. “But you can’t look after anyone if you don’t look after yourself. Everything I’ve learned about you tells me your needs haven’t been looked after for a very long time. No one who is looking after themselves gets so exhausted they can’t manage a half hour walk. You need someone to watch over you. If you’ll let me, I’d like that to be me.”
She leaned into him, tired to the core, grateful just to be sitting on his lap. “I’d like it to be you, too. I think. I don’t know. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have someone telling me what to do all the time.”
“I’m not going to tell you what to do all the time. Not only are you too smart to need that, it would bore me too quickly to have to do it. I’m only going to take control when I can see that you’ve lost your way.”
He lifted her chin, meeting her eyes. “Does that sound fair?”
“Sure.” She brushed a lock of hair behind her ears.
“Do you know why I’m going to spank you today?”



Don’t miss these other great books from Libby Campbell and Blushing Books:

Seeing Ronnie.(Romancing the Coast, Book 1)

Simon in Charge – 3 book boxset, featuring:


Winning Sadie is also available as an audio book from Audible. Buy it here.

Libby Campbell, spanking writer and mischief maker

Libby Campbell writes in the bay window of her mock-Tudor home. Her muse is fueled by coffee, chocolate, and many cups of fragrant tea. Libby and her leading man share a love of hiking, beach walks, road trips, and an occasional night of dancing. They live in a leafy, seaside neighborhood on a rocky Canadian island.

Libby savors her evening bubble baths where she sings along to her favorite music, safe in the knowledge that no one can hear her. She loves all animals, but particularly small dogs with big attitudes and big ones who think they are lap dogs. A woman for all seasons, Libby is happy cuddling in front of a winter fire, watching a summer sunset, listening to birds in the spring, and walking in the autumn rain.

Optimistic by nature, Libby wants a solid HEA in her reading and her writing. She writes the stories she wants to read. To see what she’s working on now, or how she formed her earlier novels, visit her Pinterest boards where she pins pictures that inspire her characters and their worlds.

Connect with Libby Campbell on social media:

Visit her website and blog here: Libby Campbell
Follow her on Twitter: @LibbyC26


Author Q&A

Libraries or bookstores?

Both. I love my local library. I mean love it. At Christmas I take the librarians a bit box of chocolates to say thank you for their help. But I can’t resist stores either and Victoria BC has a few outstanding, independent bookshops. I have to talk sternly to myself before I go into them. A person has only so much shelf space after all.

Then there is Amazon. How great is it? I want to read a book? A minute later it’s on my Kindle. Magic!

If I love an ebook or a library book, I buy a print copy so I can have it to hold and cherish.

What genres do you write in?

This one – erotic fiction, which I love. It’s playful and fun but still challenges me to write well.

In the past, I’ve also had one YA book and one contemporary fiction novel published as well.

Do you like to outline or just dive right in when writing?

As a minimum, I draw a graph, outlining the acts, the change in the ordinary world, the halfway point, the crisis and the climax. Then I scribble all over it as my story builds.

Recently I’ve started collaborating on a time travel novel with another Blushing author. This has forced both of us to do a lot more outlining. We have an enormous spreadsheet with all our chapters outlines on it as well as ancillary spreadsheets that collect character details and research points.

Where do you find inspiration for writing?

In the world around me: in what I read, what I see, what I hear on the news. Stories pop up in my head constantly but there’s a lot of chaff in that wheat.

One thing for sure, once I’m writing a novel, I’m always surprised at how the universe starts to ‘speak’ to me about it. For instance when I found the perfect house for Simon and Sadie to buy in Sadie Says I Do, I wondered what obstacle might make it hard for them to move in quickly. Later that same week, I read an article about a prominent Canadian whose house sale was snarled up with liens by the Canada Revenue Agency (our tax office)

If you could travel to any time, what time period would you like to explore?

I’d love to visit Victorian England if I could live as one of the upper classes. My roots are English but, on my mother’s side at least, my family were the ruled, not the ruling class.

I’d want to be the Victorian lady with a handsome, stern but loving husband who lets her sleep until 9, shop for fine clothes, and play cards until early morning hours.

Do you have a favorite vacation spot?

My favorite vacation spots are quiet and remote; I don’t seek bright lights. I’ve spent months in the Australian outback which I adored.

These days, my husband and I frequently escape to Salt Spring Island, in the Canadian Gulf Islands (the other half of Washington State’s San Juan Islands). Seguro Island in the Simon in Charge series and Seeing Ronnie is a fictional island based on Salt Spring. A lot of the features are the same: the lovely ferry ride to get there, the Saturday markets, the wonderful hiking trails in the forest, and the history of the blacks who moved there to escape slavery.

We love Salt Spring because of the lack of light pollution. On summer nights we sit on the lawn, listening to the frogs, watching the bats come out to feed, while counting shooting stars.

Thanks for sharing and check out other authors on the Never Ending Tour,

Anita






Thursday, July 20, 2017

A #Romance Becoming Family by PK Corey #Ebook



Title: Becoming Family – book 2, Cal’s Law Series

Author: PK Corey

Release date: May 4, 2017



Being with him made her previous hook-ups barely qualify as sex.


Blurb:
Against overwhelming odds, Jenny and Cal are together and happy. Their love is strong, but before they can become family Jenny needs to learn what that word means. Jenny has no background in the real meaning of "family" but when Cal wants her to meet his and get to know hers, she knows the time has come. The difference in the two families is wide and jarring. Jenny has a lot to learn, but then so does Cal. When he meets her family, he discovers that the word family doesn't always mean the same thing to all people.
Jenny’s mother has planned a future for her daughter that does not include someone as ordinary as Cal Bennet. What could this small-town hick with no money and no connections do for her? How far will her mother go to see that Jenny accepts a life of high society and prestige? Will these two lovers come to an understanding of what their family will look like?

Purchase links:

Blushing Books – https://blushingbooks.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=4315




Excerpt

     Jenny felt tears come to her eyes and she wasn’t exactly sure why. Spankings hurt, but that wasn’t it entirely. She knew part of it was that she’d let Cal down and he was disappointed in her. This wasn’t going to be one of those fun playful spanking he liked so much. She hated this kind.
She didn’t say anymore as he led her to the sofa. He unsnapped her shorts and pulled them down with her panties, then he gently pulled Jenny across his lap. “I’m not going to use the paddle, just my hand. Mostly because you came right out and told me what you did and you didn’t try to hide anything. I appreciate that.”
Jenny was relieved to hear he wasn’t using the paddle. But thought he’d started fairly lightly he was increasing both the strength of his swing and the tempo. It was really starting to burn and she clenched her ass trying to get some relief.


Author’s Bio:

The love of writing came to me late in life and I spent time trying to fit writing into a busy schedule. Recently I retired, the kids are out and on their own and my wonderful husband encourages me to spend more time exploring the world of writing.

I always hear you should write what you want to read, so I have. I write loving domestic discipline with the stress on ‘loving’. I want a strong man who cherishes the woman he loves and will go to any length to keep her safe and protected.

My Cassie’s Space series shows a mature couple who are deeply in love. Despite loving Cassie’s free spirited ways Tom is determination to keep her safe, even if it takes a trip over his knee. My new series, Cal’s Law, is about a younger couple. Though they come from very different backgrounds, love and discipline draw them together.

My blog: 
PK Corey’s Reading Room 

email:
pk.corey@yahoo.com

Questions and answers:

What is your writing environment?

I love to write in the mornings when I have the house to myself and it’s very quiet. We have a sun room that overlooks our pool and the small forest behind out house. I’m there most morning with my coffee, a fire if it’s cool, the windows opened if it’s warm. Add a cat or two and I’m ready to write.

What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available?

I’m working on my latest Cassie book. I’m enjoying the writing process and I’m taking my time. I’ll soon be finished with the first draft, but it will be a while before it comes out. Hopefully it will be sometime late in 2017.

Where are you from?

I’m a true southerner. I live in the small town where I was born. I taught for twenty-eight years in my old high school, just down the street from the home where I grew up. All my characters are southern as well. Cassie and the gang as well as Cal and Jenny live in the town where my mother was raised and where I’ve loved visiting all my life.

  When and why did you begin Writing?

My Cassie character has been in my head for fifty years. I would justify all the time I spent day-dreaming by telling myself I’d write her stories as a book someday, but I never really believed it would happen. Then ten years ago I found blogs and some wonderful people who wrote spanking stories. I tried my hand at blogging and writing the stories Cassie had whispered in my ears all those years. The response was very encouraging. I finally made that old dream of writing books a reality.


Thanks for sharing,

Anita 

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