Saturday, March 30, 2013

Giveaway and new firefighter romance releases from Kristine Cayne!

Hi everyone! I'm really excited today to be featuring the latest releases from my awesome critique partner, Kristine Cayne!

You might know Kristine as the award-winning author of Deadly Obsession and Deadly Addiction, the first two books in her Deadly Vices romantic suspense series. (If you love romantic suspense, you must check them out!) Kristine has recently branched out into erotic romance with her Six-Alarm Sexy series about a team of firefighters in the Seattle Fire Department. 

The Six-Alarm Sexy Series

Prequel: Aftershocks

The first book, Aftershocks, is a romantic suspense prequel that sets up the Six-Alarm Sexy series. Here's what it's about:

When Seattle is struck by a devastating earthquake, technical rescue firefighter Jamie Caldwell must save his estranged wife and daughter from the wreckage of a collapsed building. He's defied the odds hundreds of times, but will his luck finally run out for good?


Adrenaline surging through her system, Erica hung onto the doorjamb as the quake rocked the old courthouse. The building swayed and groaned, windows rattled and shattered as the earth continued to tremble. Cracks raced across the ceiling and plaster dust showered down, covering everything in a thin white film. She’d lived in Seattle all her life but had never experienced a quake as powerful as this one.

And her daughter was all alone.

I LOVED this story. Even after I'd read it three or four times, I was still on the edge of my seat with worry. It's THAT good!

Where to Get Aftershocks

Book One: Under His Command

Winner - Best BDSM Romance - 2012 Sizzling Awards

A firefighter desperate to save his failing marriage earns the trust--and the sexual submission--of his controlling wife in the most pleasurable of ways.

After an explosive one-night stand results in pregnancy, Jamie Caldwell is thrilled to marry the perfect foil to his Dom side. But when his submissive wife starts cringing every time he gives a command, Jamie shackles his dark desires. A bout of rough, frenzied reunion sex makes him wonder if now he should free the Dom he's kept in chains and teach Erica the joys of submission and sexual surrender.

Erica Caldwell secretly loved every sinful thing Jamie did to her on their first night together. However, terrified she'll become a codependent doormat like her mother, she repeatedly rejects Jamie's dominance, despite craving the kind of release only he can give her--the release that comes from yielding to Jamie's every demand.

Hoping that the trust required by BDSM will help them rebuild their faith in each other, Jamie and Erica embark on a journey of sexual exploration. But is it too late to repair their crumbling marriage?

A Sexy Excerpt

Something soft and cool slid over her eyes. “What’s this?” she asked, reaching for it.

“Shh… It’s just a blindfold. To heighten your senses.”

Like she needed her senses heightened? He’d already taken her places she’d never been. “I’m not sure about—”

His hand smacking her butt cheek completely derailed her train of thought. “Did you just slap me?”

“That was a spank. Now turn around.” He tied the scarf over her eyes, plunging her into darkness.

She really should resist, tell him to stop. Something. But she didn’t. “Okay. Why should I let you spank me?” she asked. So far this night had been like nothing she’d expected. Jamie was skilled and unpredictable. And she was genuinely curious.

“Because you love it.” His fingers trailed down the crease between her cheeks and dipped into her. Her body convulsed, pushing against his hand to take more of him. What was it about fingers that felt so darned good?

Another smack, this one a little harder, had her trembling. “See how wet you are? How good it feels?” he said.

He was so right.

Is it hot in here, or is it just me? *fanning self* This books starts off with a bang and gets even more sizzling from there as Jamie and Erica work out their problems in beautiful Hawaii. The sex is scorching, the romance is touching, and the Hawaiian backdrop is gorgeous. This book has everything I look for in an erotic romance, and it has an unusual scene in it that is certain to spark extra-hot fantasies... and don't you just love that title?

Where to Get Under His Command


To celebrate her new releases, Kristine is giving away this super-cool book thong that features Jamie Caldwell, the hero of Aftershocks and Under His Command. Isn't it gorgeous?

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Get a free copy of "The Da Vinci Code" courtesy of Kobo!

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Win a $100 Gift Card at the Lucky in Love Blog Hop!

Welcome to stop #61 in the Lucky in Love Blog Hop!

It took me almost forty-two years to finally get lucky in love. I had lots of great friends, a wonderful family, but I hadn't yet found my special forever guy. After a friend of mine was killed in a freak accident, I realized that I didn't have forever left, and I needed to get off my butt and do something if I wanted to find that guy. So I took a class (yes, a class!) on how to date, which persuaded me to try online dating and to follow the guidelines in Laura Doyle's The Surrendered Single (I'm not crazy about the title, but this book absolutely works). 

I fully expected it would take me a couple years to find my special guy, but I found him in less than a month. He'd been looking for two years and was just about to quit the dating site we were both on, but he saw my picture and took one last chance and contacted me. Years later, we're still deeply in love, and I thank my lucky stars that I finally had the courage to go online and that he didn't give up too soon!

Now it's your turn: Do you have a "lucky in love" story? I'd love to hear it! 


Unlike me, the characters in my books get lucky at love sooner, but they have much bigger challenges to overcome first! If you like sexy, gritty romantic suspense with bad-boy heroes, you might want to check out my Blood and Honor series, which is set in Italy among the Calabrian Mafia. The series chronicles the battles--both bloody and romantic--between two warring Mafia clans. Books 1 and 2 are available now. Here's a taste of Book 1:

A woman on the run. A damaged Mafia don. A rival bent on revenge...

Revenge (Blood and Honor, #1) by Dana Delamar
Kate Andretti is married to the Mob--but doesn't know it. When her husband uproots them to Italy, Kate leaves everything she knows behind. Alone in a foreign land, she finds herself locked in a battle for her life against a husband and a family who will "silence" her if she will not do as they wish. When her husband tries to kill her, she accepts the protection offered by a wealthy businessman with Mafia ties. He's not a mobster, he claims. Or is he?

Enrico Lucchesi never wanted to be a Mafia don, and now he's caught in the middle of a blood feud with the Andretti family. His decision to help Kate brings the feud between the families to a boil. When Enrico is betrayed by someone in his own family, the two of them must sort out enemies from friends--and rely on each other or die alone. The only problem? Enrico cannot reveal his identity to Kate, or she'll bolt from his protection, and he'll be duty-bound to kill her to safeguard his family's secret. 

Attacks from without and within push them both to the breaking point, and soon Enrico is forced to choose between protecting the only world he knows and saving the woman he loves. 


Enrico raised a hand in greeting to Kate, and she returned his wave and started descending the steps. She headed straight for him, her auburn hair gleaming in the sun, a few strands of it blowing across her pale cheek and into her green eyes. With a delicate hand, she brushed the hair out of her face. Enrico’s fingers twitched with the desire to touch her cheek like that, to feel the slide of her silky hair. A small, almost secretive smile crossed her features, and he swallowed hard. Dio mio. He felt that smile down to his toes.

She stopped a couple feet from him. “Signor Lucchesi, it’s good to see you, as always.”

He bowed his head slightly. “And you, Signora Andretti.” He paused, a grin spreading across his face. “Since when did we get so formal, Kate?”

She half-turned and motioned to the doorway behind her. And that was when he noticed it—a bruise on her right cheek. Merda! Had someone hit her? Tearing his eyes off the mark, he followed her gesture. A tall, sandy-haired man, well-muscled and handsome, leaned in the doorway, his arms crossed. “My husband, Vincenzo, is here.”

Enrico’s smile receded. He looked back to Kate. “I’d like to meet him.” And if he did this to her, he’s going to pay.

Want to know what happens next? You can find Revenge at these retailersAmazon US (Kindle)Amazon UK (Kindle), Amazon Canada (Kindle)AppleAll Romance eBooksBarnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble UKDieselKoboOmniLitSmashwords, and Sony

*** Psst: “Revenge,” regularly 4.99, is on sale now for only 2.99/£1.99! ***

If you prefer printRevenge is also on Amazon US (paperback) or Amazon UK (paperback).


Prize Giveaway!

To thank you for visiting my blog and participating in the Lucky in Love Hop, I'm giving away a $15 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner's choice)! To win, you must post a comment with your name and email address. Comments without an email address will be discarded. For additional chances to win, follow the instructions in the RaffleCopter.

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Grand Prize Giveaway!

We have TWO grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. (Comments without an email address will be discarded.) Yep, you can enter over 300 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N gift card (international)
2nd Grand Prize: A swag pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more! (U.S. only)

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