Books of the Year Contest

The Ellora’s Cave editors are having a Books of the Year contest on their Redlines and Deadlines blog.  For a chance to win a 2011 Ellora’s Cave calendar (sexy!) or various other goodies, simply go to http://redlinesanddeadlines.blogspot.com/2010/12/books-of-year.html and answer a few questions about the books that have stood out to you in 2010. Sounds like fun, right?

Lia

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Multi E-Book Contest: Vamp/Were Romance

Contest winners (added 10/19/2010): Since I was so thrilled to see so many great answers, I decided to pick two winners to receive Were Blood. Per Fruit Machine random name picker (I’m not kidding :-)), Cathy M. and Jane are the winners of Were Blood. Congrats!! I will send you the eBook copy shortly. 
  

(For the contest, please read the rules at the bottom before commenting. Thanks!)
 An unexpected romance.
That’s the theme for my new release, Were Blood (an erotic paranormal romance), where my heroine, a Werewolf, falls for her captor, a Vampire.
Help me match them up!
Although, I already have a picture in my head of what these two characters look like, I thought it would be fun to see who you readers think would make the best female Were and male Vamp. In any story. Any movie. Any fantasy.
Here’s a few to choose from (in NO particular order):
For a deliciously tempting Vampire (similar to my hero, Worth Sinclaire)
1.   Hugh Jackson
2.   Ryan Reynolds
3.   Robert Pattinson
4.   Viggo Mortenson
5.   Matthew McConaughey
6.   Luke Wilson
7.   Orlando Bloom
8.   Christian Bale
9.    Jake Gyllenhaal
10.  Clive Owen
11.  Jared Leto
12.  Channing Tatum
13.  Josh Holloway
14.  Gerald Butler
15.  Add your own
For  a feisty, sexy Were (similar to my heroine, Blanca Reble):
1.  Jennifer Connelly
2.  Jessica Alba
3.  Katy Pery
4.  Jennifer Garner
5.   Kristen Bell
6.   Keri Russell
7.   Gabrielle Union
8.   Scarlett Johansson
9.   Megan Fox
10.  Rachel Bilson
11.  Isla Fisher
12.  Blake Lively
13.  Rachel Leigh Cook
14.  Keira Knightley
15.  Add your own
PLEASE READ THE RULES: The first five people to help me match up a Vamp/Were romance will win a PDF copy of WereSlave (Book 1 in the Were Legends Series) & Were Seduction (Book 2). Plus, I’ll be giving away one PDF copy of Were Blood to one contestant (per random drawing). Please leave your email address as well so I can send you the eBook copies. Otherwise I’ll have to move on to the next person. Contest will run until Monday, October 18th, 2010.
Have fun! Can’t wait to see your picks…


Were Blood Coming October 15th!

Were Blood, Book 3 in the Were Legends series, has a release date. It will be available for download from Ellora’s Cave on October, 15th, 2010.

Hope you enjoy Blanca and Worth’s story!

Blurb:

Blanca Reble has been captured, yet again, to be used as some Vamp’s blood slave. Now she’s determined to escape the hold her captor has on her. But Worth isn’t who he seems and the way her body and mind reacts to his touch isn’t what she’s used to. It should be only a matter of time before their blood bond wears off, but what replaces it is an undeniable connection that Blanca’s never experienced before.

Worth Sinclaire has never wanted a blood slave; he never had use for one. But when he sees the Were femme shackled and hurt in his cousin’s cellar, he purchases her for his own to protect her from a worse fate. Now he has to decide what’s more important—his loyalty to his own kind, or his growing love for a woman his people will never accept.

Lia

Were Blood Cover Art!

Huge thanks to the cover artist, Dar Albert, for capturing the story elements and designing this gorgeous cover for Were Blood:

The glow of the sun in the background is a huge element in the story. The castle is just a small part but it makes the cover. As well as the heroine. Beautiful.
Were Blood
Book 3 in the Were Legends series (and probably my favorite!)
Coming soon!
Now back to the edits!
Lia

Updates

Great news for the Were Legends series:

Were Blood is officially Coming Soon. I signed the contract with Ellora’s Cave and edits will begin next month, I believe. Were Blood is Blanca’s story and will be able to be read as a stand alone book. Vampires will be introduced into the mix. In fact, the hero, Worth Sinclere, is a sexy-as-sin bloodsucker. Anyone who’s read the first two books will know that this will create a ton of conflict, especially with Blanca. I’m looking forward to seeing what the readers think about this one. Really exciting!

In other news, Were Seduction received a 4 star review from Night Owl Reviews. Janalee, the reviewer, had this to say:

“Ms. Slater imbibes a touch of magic and a whole lot of heat to create a wonderful book about two sexual characters that burn brightly together.

Kaige and Ambria are two characters that are real and likeable. Both have strengths and weakness that are true to life. The sex is powerful and explicit, just the way I love it!

Were Seduction is an excellent stand alone book, but this reviewer will be reading the first book in the series, WereSlave. I have to see how it all started.

Conjure a copy of Were Seduction by Lia Slater at Ellora’s Caves today. This is a paranormal pleaser.”

Full review: http://www.nightowlromance.com/nor/Reviews/Janalee-reviews-Were-Seduction-by-Lia-Slater.aspx

Thank you, Janalee!

Lia

Were Seduction Release Day!

Were Seduction
 Book two in the Were Legends series
is now available from Ellora’s Cave!!
Blurb:
After living over a century without the touch of a man, Ambria Nogle is surprised that seducing Count Kollens isn’t all that difficult. Unfortunately, falling in love with the Were is just as easy. As an empath, she can see right through Kaige’s brooding façade and into his heart. Now if only she can convince him that her heart is just as genuine.
Kaige isn’t sure what to think of the wicked little witch who’s stolen his nights and captured his thoughts. Their sizzling chemistry dulls his usually sharp senses when they’re together, making him uncertain of her intentions. But soon he finds trusting Ambria isn’t the problem. Falling in love with her is.
Excerpt #1:
“Fight or surrender? Are those my only two choices?” Her naughty smile devastated him, forcing him to draw in a deep breath.

“What else do you suggest?” He reached out to push a lock of hair behind her shoulder, then allowed his thumb to linger, running it along the soft column of her neck.

Her pink tongue darted out to lick her bottom lip and her gaze raked over him, studying him, as if planning out her next words. He would’ve thought she was calculating his demise if it weren’t for the shy way she tilted her head, not quite meeting his eyes. No, her words were brash and daring but her timid voice told a different story. A story he wanted to hear from start to finish.

“Well?” His cock swelled as anticipation overcame him. Funny how the mere minutes he’d been in her company had been more exhilarating than all he’d experienced the past two years accumulated since his pack gave up drifting and settled into this uneventful, human-infested country.

It appeared that this human had promise. Ample, curvy bundles of promise.

“I’m not much of a fighter, Kaige, and I don’t concede very easily.” She peeled his hand from her neck and held it against her waist, just below her bosom. Her body quivered just enough for him to notice. If he moved his thumb a twitch, he could brush it against the swell of her tantalizing flesh. “Why don’t we work this out peacefully?”

Hell, forget the dancing. “How about a quiet walk in the garden then?” he asked. “I promise I won’t change with the moon.”

Her cheeks pinkened and he wondered if he’d overstepped his boundaries. Who knew what sort of propriety crap these humans were used to. Were females were so much freer with their bodies.

“I have a better idea.” Her voice was a whisper as she leaned into him and gazed up with those sinful chocolate brown eyes. Her supple breasts crushed against his chest and he risked glancing down at her succulent cleavage. There really was something wonderful about a woman in a ball gown. It left just enough to the imagination. Now if he could just get the damn thing off her.

He cleared his throat and forced himself to meet her eyes. “I can’t say I’ve ever been more intrigued in my life. What’s your idea?”

“I’ve never been to Eastern Paqualette and this ball is giving me a headache. Why don’t you take me to your home? I’d love to see it.”

The wolf in him panted for what was to come. “What else would you like to see?” he asked, just in case she was being a tease. One had to be careful with witches.

She looked down for a moment, as if to gather her courage, then she met his gaze again. “Your clothes on your bedchambers floor. The size of your mattress. The ceiling above your bed. Shall I go on or will you allow me some modesty?”

His heart stopped beating, probably because all his blood had funneled to his cock. “Sweetheart, I’ll allow you the sun and the moon if you keep up the boldness. It’s sexy as hell.”

Excerpt #2:

“I’m thinking how much I want you to kiss me.” Her voice was rough, winded, but she got the necessary words out. Oddly, it was easy to flirt with Kaige, easy to be herself.

He licked the area just under her ear, a warm and luscious sensation. Her skin heated like a fireball had been lit inside her, crawling from the moist path and settling low in her belly.

“I’m going to kiss you.” His hand worked quickly to bunch up her dress past her stockings to her bare thigh. Then up to her waist. “And touch you. And taste you.” His voice was smooth and caressing.

A slight breeze blew into the carriage and swept teasingly against her bare skin, reminding her that the dress was all she wore.

“Is that a fact?” she whispered, trying her best to be the bold seductress.

Who was she kidding? She was going to explode before the lovemaking even began. Years of being untouched had obviously made her more responsive. The lightest brush of his knuckles against her bare leg had her insides coiled tight, ready to spring.

He reached between her thighs and grazed a finger across her moist folds and she tensed, unsure of how much more she could take.

A low groan rumbled in his chest and against her ear. “I’m going to lick your juices and fuck you with my tongue.”

“Dear gods.” No one had ever used such daring words with her before and oddly, they had her panting for more. She clasped her hands onto his shirt, holding on for dear life. Her pussy ached with anticipation. Impatient, she moved against his finger, wanting friction. Wanting him to put those words into action.

She met his heated gaze. His lips were so close to hers, they brushed with each bump of the carriage. His breath was warm and smelled of the champagne that was served at the ball. She wondered for a moment if he was drunk, then found that she didn’t really care. Not when his finger lightly skimmed the lips of her pussy. The faint teasing motion was torturous but so good.

Two could play at that game, she decided, and flicked her tongue into his gorgeously wicked mouth.

“Oh, now you’ve done it.” He smiled devilishly and lifted her onto his lap as if she weighed nothing, forcing her to straddle him. Gripping her hips, he held her down.

Her bare flesh molded to the thick erection underneath his slacks. With each jounce of the rickety carriage, she moved against him, building up a wonderful sensation deep in her womb.

Have mercy. She hoped his estate wasn’t anywhere close. She held tight to his broad shoulders and bit back a moan. What would he think of her if she were to orgasm before they made it to the privacy of his home? In the open carriage for all to see.

“Don’t fight it, Ambria. You can be as loud as you want. It’s just the two of us.”

“And your driver.”

“My driver is an old friend. Part of my pack. He won’t mind. Trust me.”

——

Hope you enjoyed the excerpts! To read more: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-8402-were-seduction.aspx

Happy reading,

Lia

Were Seduction Has a Cover!

And I love, love, love it.

Thank you, Syneca!!
And here’s a photo of the man who sort of inspired Kaige’s look:
(Minus the facial hair, of course.)
Jason Momoa is an actor who starred in the sci-fi show Stargate: Atlantis.
More info I retrieved off of his website, http://www.jasonmomoa.com/
Name: Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa
Birth date: August 1, 1979 Leo the Lion
Place of birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 210 lbs
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Green
Jason is of both Hawaiian and Caucasian ancestry. He was born in the islands, raised and educated in America’s heartland, Iowa. Growing up Jason received the best from both worlds. His Hawaiian name given at birth, NAMAKAEHA translates to “all knowing eyes”. Jason being the 4th generation to carry this name. Jason loves art and has completed several of his own pieces.
Thank you, Jason, for the inspiration.