Today I’m sharing some books that are out from fellow authors at my agency. Check them out! They’re fabulous!

35617605In this erotic universe, passion knows no rank…

Since the first settlers came through the portals from Earth, fifteen Families have held the rule of the Federated Universes in their hands. There’s never been a better time than now to throw out the old and usher in a new order. Give voice to the unranked. Abbie Haws has spent her life battling the system. A fighter, she’s always been too busy and driven to pay much attention to finding love. But when she’s granted audience with Roman Lyons, the head of House Lyons, who stands for everything she hates, her instant attraction catches Abbie off-guard…

It’s common knowledge that the Known Universe revolves around Ravena–and that Ravena revolves around Roman Lyons, bred to lead since birth. Roman dreads his meeting with a defiant–if stunning–rabble-rouser. But, sometimes, headstrong personalities in the conference room make for hot-and-heavy, guilty trysts in private….

Now, Abbie will show Roman the parts of her world he wouldn’t otherwise get to see. And he’ll give her a glimpse of the Families’ age old tradition and unleash a sexuality he’d never given rein to before. Buy here.

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35617695 He sees her, wants her, needs her—now he has to have her.

Chicago Detective Ryan Daire has many secrets: a love for Shakespeare, an appreciation for all the finer things in life, and an absolute lack of restraint in the bedroom. Now he has an even bigger secret. In every shadow of the sprawling mansion he’s recently inherited he can see her—tempting, ethereal, and untouchable. Hope Stillwater inhabited that mansion in 1906. Raw desire has formed a conduit between these two passionate souls who are separated by the barrier of time. Intoxicated by each other’s presence, Ryan and Hope come close to crossing that inviting boundary between two worlds. But there is danger: Ryan’s job has put him on the trail of a depraved criminal in an investigation that’s risking Hope’s eternal fate. Now he must do whatever it takes to change history, protect Hope from harm, and set his desires free. Buy here.

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36224366 Las Vegas…it’s the town that lives up to the promise of its nickname, Sin City. A gambler’s paradise for innocent tourists, it conceals a darker, sexual world where the ethereal and wraithlike meet to play a different game…

If there’s one thing succubus Deitre understands it’s revenge. That, and enticing men into arousing, exciting and, okay, perilous sex (for him). Beautiful on the outside, demon on the inside, she’s going to get back at the naughty firefighter in Darkness…unless he plays his cards right…

Bounty hunter Nell is a hell of a tracker. Now she’s in Vegas on the tail of the witch who dared to steal from her clan. She’s going to get to the unsavory harlot through the woman’s ex-fiancé, and nothing about their charged encounters will be shallow, quick or friendly.

When the half-blood fae male comes to club Darkness, Elena can’t resist acting on the mind-blowing heat coursing between them. She might be betrothed to another, but fae culture says sex with other men until marriage is most definitely foretold.

Tattoo artist Devi is the latent vampire the warlocks need to heal all wounds. But taking her power is a sexually exhausting and dangerous task requiring dark deception…and gambling on her life. Buy here.

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Jayne Hart has earned her independence by becoming Divinity Corporation’s inter-dimensional boxing champion. Life is great, until a dirty fighter knocks her unconscious. Now, abandoned by the corporation in a parallel world, Jayne will use every weapon she has to be free once more. Even if it means running from her sexy new “husband” and spending the rest of her life in a primitive forest.

Ronen of Firewall longs for a woman to warm his bed and his home, but he had no intention of choosing a bride. In an unprecedented move, one chooses him. Never in the history of the breeding ceremony has a woman dared to lay claim. How can he resist the alluring Lady Jayne? She’s confident and sure in her decision to be with him—until their wedding night when she’s nowhere to be found. But Ronen is not one to shy from a battle. He will find Jayne and when he does, he has one particular “weapon” in mind for taming his seductive, wayward wife.  Buy here.

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Welcome to another Snippet Satuday! Today’s snippets are ‘First Kiss’ theme. My excerpt is from my upcoming Kensington Aphrodisia book Take Me! Enjoy, and then go do some blog hopping!

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She stepped back, hitting something hard. Steel like arms slipped around her waist, wringing a gasp from her and holding her immobile.

“Release me.” She struggled, attempting to twist her head to see who held her.

“Interesting. A Rosabelle who not only likes to perform, but enjoys watching as well?”

Though she had never heard him speak and could not yet see him, she knew it was he. The man she’d seen in the corridor earlier. Blood raced through her veins and heat spread throughout her body.

“Do you have a death wish, sir?” She clenched her teeth and attempted to pry his fingers away from her waist.

“No one outside the Council is allowed to touch me. To do so is grounds for immediate execution—”

He spun her around, his hands gripping just above her elbows. He backed her up against the wall in the empty corridor, his dark eyes boring into hers.

Her back slammed into the cold metal wall and her eyes widened when his head dipped just inches above hers.

“Well, if I’m going to die, princess, I think I should do so having gotten to know you a little better.”

His breath feathered over her cheek, sending shivers of awareness down her spine. So new was the sensation that all protests died on her lips. She met his gaze, her own eyes wide.

No man had touched her outside of the Governing Council. Now this man—a stranger with eyes that burned like the devil—touched her as if he had every right to.

“What is your name?” he asked, his lips nearly touching hers.

Her knees felt oddly weak and she gripped his solid forearms. “Talia.”

His mouth closed over hers confident, and demanding sending shock waves of pleasure through her body. His tongue pressed past her lips and delved into her mouth, rubbing slowly against hers. The onslaught of sensation and emotion was confusing, yet pleasing.

The Council rarely kissed her and when they did the gesture was hurried and sloppy. It was nothing like what this man was doing to her. Even knowing that if discovered he could be put to death and she would be severely punished, having this one chance at an unusual type of freedom was suddenly worth the risk.

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Blog hop to other ‘first kiss’ scenes!

Lauren Dane
Cynthia Eden
Vivi Anna
Sylvia Day
Moira Rogers
Mandy Roth
Anya Bast
Viv Arend
Beth Williamson
Elisabeth Naughton
Michelle Pillow
Jaci Burton
Taige Crenshaw
McKenna Jeffries
Victoria Janssen
Shelli Stevens
Maggie Robinson
Juliana Stone
Sasha White
Maura Anderson
Shelley Munro
Jody Wallace
Eliza Gayle
Kelly Maher

Want to know Jenna Bayley-Burke’s secret? Come by Naughty and Spice!

http://www.naughty-and-spice.com/

I’m over at the Aphrodisa Authors’ blog having way too much fun and being just a wee bit naughty. Come on by!

http://www.aphrodisiaauthors.com/blog/

Did you all have a good Memorial Day? I had a decent one! Gotta hang out with some friends on Friday night, and then over the weekend I spent time with my kid and her half sister. Lots of sun added for a lovely break.

I squeezed in a couple of movies.  One on video, one in the theater. The video one was Taken and my oh my that was fantastic. So suspenseful. And Liam Neeson was just yummy.  The second movie I saw was the theater one, and that was Night at the Museum 2. That was pretty good. Nice. Fluffy. Fun for the kids. It certainly got me all excited to go to Washington D.C.!! Two months!!

I’ve JUST started shopping a bit for that trip. Finding dresses and such. I’m a bit of an Ebay addict. Gotta a really cute Robbie Bee dress this morning.

Anywho, off to work on my proposal again. Thought I’d check in! Tell me about your weekend if you want!

It’s Memorial Day and the 2nd year anniversary for Naughty and Spice! Come on by!

http://www.naughty-and-spice.com/

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Hey, guess what? There’s a fun new thing going on! A group of authors are doing a thing called Snippet Saturday. Where there’s a theme and you can blog hop to excerpts from a different author’s book on that theme.

I’m not participating this week (but will be next week!), but for now, check out these author’s scenes for ‘Defining Moments’.

Lauren Dane
Cynthia Eden
Vivi Anna
SJ Day
Moira Rogers
Leah Braemel
Mandy Roth
Anya Bast
Viv Arend
Juliana Stone
Savannah Foley
Beth Williamson
Elisabeth Naughton
Michelle Pillow
Jaci Burton
Taige Crenshaw
McKenna Jeffries
Sasha White

Come on by Naughty and Spice where Kris Kennedy is guest blogging!

http://www.naughty-and-spice.com/

Let me happy dance really quick ::happydance:: Anybody but Justin has been #1 at MBAM for a few days now. So thanks to all who bought my book and I hope you’re enjoying/enjoyed it! </happy dance>

So how’s life with you all? Anything new? I’m sorry if I haven’t been the best blogger. I have to confess to being a bit of a Twitter addict as of late. But not to worry, I’m sure that will fade. (But if it doesn’t, go on and add me under Shelli Stevens )

Basically I’ve been writing and being healthy lately. Good combo. I’m down another 2lbs. Which, in under 2 years, is 38lbs. Yay, so close to the 40lb mark! And you know, when we have good weather here (which isn’t all that much–grrr) I tend to skip the gym and go walking outside.

And then of course I’m counting down until Washington D.C. and the RWA Nationals trip. ::rockon:: I’ll have about 1.5 days to site see and am wondering what I really really need to see. Advice is welcome ::yesyes:: I’m excited to see my writing friends and do my first literacy signing there. I should ever be getting advanced copies of Take Me to sign. So if you’re in the area, drop on by!! I’ll post more details in the future!

Well, I should probably start my day now (you know, get dressed, shower, the good stuff!) Later, all! ::ponyexpress::

Well, I’ve started my book for my option. And I’m loving it. I’ve almost got the first chapter written. I’m on a total roll. But then I’m kind of a time crunch–which I write best under. Yeah! Give me a deadline and I thrive. ::blink:: This is the book I plotted during the Cherry Plotters weekend at Cherry Adair’s. Fabulous experience! And the book resulting from it is pretty exciting too!

So Romance Junkies just reviewed Anybody but Justin! Thank you to Pamela for the lovely review!

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“ANYBODY BUT JUSTIN was such a fun read. Shelli Stevens does a great job in bringing out emotions and developing the relationship between the hero and heroine. Although both characters have had numerous dates, it is just their way of really trying to find the one, much like real life. This is one of those books that will leave you with warm fuzzy feelings at the end.” Pamela, 4 blue ribbons, Romance Junkies