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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DOM IN FIVE EASY STEPS by Josephine Myles

I wasn’t sure about this book when it was offered for review. I’ve read a few of Ms. Myles’s other books—I also met her at RT this year and she is British and delightful—so I had a sense for what I was in for and trusted her to take me on a good ride, even if BDSM is not really my thing. What I did not expect, though, was for this book to make me cry. I mean that in the best way; there’s a scene toward the end when the characters confess how they feel for each other, and I was sitting on my bed sobbing like a baby because it just got to me and I wanted so [...]

SHATTERED BONDS (Wicked Play #7) by Lynda Aicher

Shattered Bonds tells the story of The Den Club Co-Owner Noah Bakker and Liv Delcour, sister to Vanessa Delcour, aka Mistress V another co-owner of the The Den whose story is told in Bonds of Courage (Wicked Play #6) — a book I loved. Shattered Bonds opens with a bang, an event that truly rocks this cast of characters. This is a story that features all the characters in the prior books so I would recommend reading at least some of the stories before this one. (I read Shattered Bonds having only read some of the prior books and I had no issues following the story.) Ms. Aicher did an amazing job taking one event (no, I am not telling you [...]

Why I Write BDSM

Chances are, if you ever meet me, you’ll find out pretty quickly that I’m an open book. I also don’t hide what I write. Well, unless I’m talking to people I went to seminary with and then—do you blame me? So, pretty much everyone in my life knows that I write BDSM fiction. Yes, my parents and grandmother are aware of it. They just don’t want to talk about it. I often joke and tell people in my day-to-day life they aren’t old enough to read my books yet, which gets a few laughs. Every now and then, someone is curious enough to ask me the real question. Why do you write kink? To be honest, at first I did [...]

#CoverReveal – Too Much by Lea Griffith

In Lea Griffith’s Loveswept debut, a novel that’s perfect for erotic romance readers, two lovers who have shared exquisite pain and unforgettable bliss find solace back in each other’s arms. Jeremiah Copeland and Daly Edwards have a history. Even though he grew up a criminal struggling to care for two younger siblings, and she’s the pampered daughter of a power-hungry senator, they formed a bond that nothing could break. Only a lack of trust ripped them apart. Seven years later, Daly has reason to believe that Jeremiah’s brother is in trouble. She reaches out to Jeremiah the only way she knows how: at his BDSM club, The Underground. But one look ignites a heat she thought had cooled forever. As [...]

Guest Post: Savanna Fox on Marriage and Happily Ever After

Is Marriage Really a “Happily Ever After”? Romance fiction is all about the “happily ever after.” Readers love watching the heroine and hero as they fall for each other, sort through all their various issues and angst, and grow into stronger, better people who deserve and win each other’s love. They’ll get married and live happily ever after. Because, after all, if you get married, you and your spouse will be happy together forever, right? You’ll always love each other and no major issues will break you apart. Uh, wait a minute. Reality check! Something like half of marriages end in divorce. Of the ones that don’t end in divorce, how many are truly happy and loving? Okay, but bad [...]

CLAIMED hits the USA Today Bestseller List! #ThankYou #Giveaway

Congratulations to Stacey Kennedy! Her debut Loveswept erotic BDSM romance, CLAIMED: Club Sin, is steaming up this week’s USA Today bestseller list. As a thank you to our CLAIMED readers, we’re going to host a CLAIMED keychain giveaway. Five lucky winners of this Rafflecopter giveaway will receive their exclusive CLAIMED keychain and feel one step closer to Club Sin! Entrants must reside in the contiguous 48 states. Good luck!

#Cover Reveal – Bared (Club Sin) by Stacey Kennedy

In a novel that’s perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Stacey Kennedy returns to Club Sin with another wicked and wild tale of submission, seduction, and love. At Las Vegas’s exclusive Club Sin, Aidan Knight is the Master, unleashing the erotic yearnings of his submissive lovers. But his dominant façade conceals a devastating loss—something he instantly recognizes in his personally trained submissive Cora Adams. Sworn to unearth her secrets, Aidan uses his seductive skills to ignite her wildest desires until Cora yields to the pleasure she can find only with him.

#BookReview: “Claimed has the right amount of sexy …” ~ Under the Covers

“Claimed has the right amount of sexy, pushed me far to my soft limits without getting close to my hard limits…” ~ Under the Covers As I read this book, I kept thinking of my friends *cough* cobloggers *cough* who are avid readers of BDSM and Erotic romance novels and I can’t help but wonder if any of them are closet subs or dom. Presley, the heroine of this book differs from them by a whole lot of balls.

WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win an eGalley of CLAIMED!

This week we’re doing something a little different. We’re giving away 10 NetGalley copies of CLAIMED, a novel of erotic discovery and forbidden desire that goes beyond Fifty Shades of Grey, and it is the first book in the steamy new Club Sin Series. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!

Last Day, #10, page reveal of RELEASE ME, now on sale! + $25 GC Giveaway!

Release Me hits the shelves TODAY!!!!! But I’m sharing one last excerpt! Today’s excerpt starts right after yesterday’s left off! You can find all the posted excerpts by going to the Release Me Page Reveal category of the blog!

Guest Post – Heroines to the Rescue – by Sascha Illyvich

Recently on twitter, I asked readers to help with plot points in my near finished paranormal erotic romance Saint in Sinner’s Eyes. The overall plot is done so things are wrapped up, but I needed to create a disaster that would affect my hero enough that he began to realize just how far down he’d sunk into depression that only the heroine could pull him out of. In the previous book I did something similar with the hero and heroine. She was a rather kick ass heroine, even though in the world she lived in, she was basically human. Both women share the duty of dealing with shape shifting pumas, both heroines share the duty of dealing with spies, only [...]

Guest post: Why Erotica? Why Now? by Julie Kenner

Since Fifty Shades of Grey burst onto the scene–and now even more that I’m writing the Release Me trilogy (books two and three just sold, yay!), I’ve found myself having conversations with friends and acquaintances about the rising popularity of erotic romance. What’s the appeal? Why now? I’m hardly a sociologist, but as both a reader and a woman, I think that ultimately the popularity of erotic romance ties back to the age old question of What Women Want counterbalanced by The Role Women Are Supposed to Play. Women are strong, no doubt about that, and over the course of history (especially modern history) we’ve relied on that strength as responsibilities and expectations have landed on our shoulders. What responsibilities? [...]

So, Fifty Shades of Grey did not rock your socks? These books will, BDSM Free

I was on the Twitter circuit this week and I heard you all LOUD and CLEAR – some loved Fifty Shades of Grey, others tolerated it . . . but there is a group that is absolutely NOT going to read it. We certainly don’t want you to feel left out just because everyone is into the 50 Shades craze and you’re not, so we’ve some up with a few suggestions for you and your reading pleasure. Side note – That is one thing I love about social media, the spontaneous interaction you can have — I almost think people are more honest when conversing online rather than if you & I were chatting on the phone or in the [...]

Romance Guest talks about BDSM, her book & Fifty Shades of Grey – and Giveaway!

As someone who’s been writing BDSM-themed erotic fiction for years—my first BDSM novel, The Dark Garden, was released by Bantam in 2007 and I had several e-books out before then—I must admit I’m a bit surprised at all the buzz around E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey books. That’s not a statement on the quality of these books, but rather a question about what it was, exactly, that made these books palatable to the mainstream reader? Is it a sign of a natural cultural evolution in which women are becoming more comfortable with admitting to their desires, even the darker ones? Or is it simply chance that caused the 50 Shades books to go viral, bringing them to a mainstream [...]

Romance Readers Are Asking: What to Read Next After Fifty Shades of Grey

Our blog today, is based on what to read after you’ve read the series of Fifty Shades of Grey – It is thrilling to see the influx of readers into our Romance genre, the question is can we say it is all because of E L James & her Grey series — probably not, but it is still fun to see just the same. Over the last few weeks you all have been testing my bookselling knowledge as I’ve been trying to come up with books for you to read when Grey is done. Never fear, I’ve put my fingers to the keyboard searching for ‘those’ books; I’ve made my mind perform memory-gymnastics trying to recall all of those sexy [...]

Fifty Shades of Grey – what do you recommend to read next?

Here it is! The book that is taking the Romance world by storm!!! So, what do you recommend to readers that have ventured into the romance genre with 50 Shades of Grey . . . . it’s like eating Godiva first and a Hershey bar after . . . everything else is not going to deliver the same level of satisfaction, you know what I mean? A reader asked me this question just the other day, and I came up with a few authors whose stories reached that level of steam: Robin Schone; Bertrice Small; Lora Leigh; and a few others but then I started blanking out — I could not come up with other steamy stories . . . [...]