Saturday, 18 June 2011

Summer Contest!

Just before I head off to the sun for two weeks, I'm going to post the promised summer contest :).

But first, I want to tell you about the Dead Man's Party over at The Romance Studio from 24th - 26th June. It's celebrating the undead, and obviously I'm obviously all in favour of that :). I also plan to be there if I can make my internet connection work from Turkey :).
You can join the party here:

I'm also celebrating the release of Demon's Kiss with a slightly belated cyberlaunch party at Author Island on 26th June (again, internet connection willing!). Hope to see you there!

And so to the contest!

Is there an exotic location you'd particularly like to read about as the setting for a story? Either an old favourite or one you've never come across but would like to? Comment below to tell us where it is and what the attraction is!

The contest will close at midnight on 12th July, and I'll pick a winner at random from all the comments received. The prize will be two of my short, hot summer ebooks: ESCAPE: Devilish Fantasy and Heat Stroke: Cool Pool.

Good luck!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Fabulous Steampunk Guests!

Hope you've marked your calendar for the Steampunk Party (25th to 29th July) because we've got some wonderful guests of honour!

Meljean Brook, Gail Carriger, Beth Ciotta, Ciar Cullen and Theresa Meyers

As I said before, there won't be a theme party in June, because I'll be away on holiday. Instead, I'll post a contest with a summer theme in the next day or two, and leave it open until I come home - so keep checking back!


Monday, 6 June 2011


I'm delighted to announce the release of Demon's Kiss, my short, sexy story about an artist and one of her paintings that comes to life :). It's available now at Changeling Press, and to tempt you, here's the blurb and a short excerpt.


Charlotte's been good too long. Now only a demon will satisfy her.

Charlotte is a reformed bad girl, who releases her inner demons through art. But her talent and her disastrous decision to marry a "good" man have attracted powerful interference. When her painting comes to life and her own sexy demon invites her into the orgy she created on canvas, she realizes she can't deny her identity or her desires any longer.

Charlotte let out a moan of need and frustration and fell backward onto the bed. Once, painting had been enough to calm her inner demons. Now it seemed she'd painted one so big that it was taking over.

She should close her eyes, force her tense, pulsing body to relax until blessed sleep took her. Instead, she rolled onto her stomach and twisted around so that she lay gazing at the painting, staring at her demon.

A rueful little smile tugged at her lips. "Well, demon? What would you actually do for me anyway?"

God, she'd painted those deep-set blue eyes so well. They actually seemed to change expressions. She even imagined his lips moved in a provoking, tempting smile, inviting her to find out.

"I'd love to," she whispered. "Do you know, I haven't had sex in six years?"

A slight change of her position altered his expression again, and that was good too -- a mixture of pity and flattering surprise, as if he wondered how someone as attractive, vital and talented as she could possibly be without a sexual partner for so long. Even better, she imagined a new urgency to the invitation of his reaching hand.

"I gave myself a fright," she explained. "When I was an art student, I was into everything, tried everything. I did exactly what I wanted, slept with anyone I wanted. Then one morning I woke up and realized I was failing my course, that I didn't like who I'd become. I hated being the art school slut, the bitch who stole other girls' men and spent most of her life out of her head. I hated the hangovers and the self-recrimination. So I turned it around. I went straight. I stopped drinking, I stopped taking drugs and sleeping around. I worked hard and scraped a pass just in time. I went back to my parents' church, and then I met James..."

"Who's James?"

Of course the demon in the picture would speak to her. And he would have that gorgeous, deep, seductive voice. It was natural. She'd probably drifted off to sleep. Whatever, it felt good to tell someone, even in her imagination.

"My ex-fiancé. He's a good man, works in local government. We were going to get married and have children."

"What's stopping you?"

"Sex." Charlotte laughed and wriggled, rubbing her breasts against the sheet beneath them. "Among other things. As good Christians and members of our church, we don't do sex before marriage."

"Get married," the demon advised. She liked the way his lips moved when he spoke -- sexy and tempting. She wanted to purr.

"Well, that's the thing," Charlotte explained. "I don't think I really love James any more than I loved any of the shits I slept with at college. He just seemed to be everything I wanted at the time. Only... he isn't. I messed up again." She gazed straight into the demon's eyes. "I want sex."

His smile seemed to widen. Lust stabbed straight to her womb, enticing, encouraging her to wicked elaboration. "I want wild, beautiful sex, lots of it in every imaginable way with a man who makes me scream for satisfaction and then gives me it."

The demon's eyes darkened, and yet flashed like fire. "I can do that."

Oh she'd just bet he could. This was a good dream. She propped her head up with her hand, adjusting position to allow him a tantalizing glimpse of her naked breasts. "And how would you do that, demon?"

Obligingly, his gaze lowered, swept across her shoulders and breasts like a caress. "However you want me to. And a few more ways you haven't thought of yet."

Oh yes. Involuntarily, Charlotte pressed her hips down into the mattress. It felt good, and yet only aroused a rush of stronger desire for real contact, flesh to flesh. "You're a good dream, demon."

"Then step into my world."


Yes, definitely, she was asleep, because she wasn't just putting words into his painted mouth; his outstretched hand actually turned; he crooked his finger.

"Come." His low, rich voice spoke straight to her clenching pussy.

I should wake up now... Please, no! What would happen if I actually got up and went to him? Would I feel the flesh of his hand? Or wet canvas?

There was only one way to find out...

:) Marie

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Come and Sizzle with me at The Romance Reviews!

IIn case you haven't heard about the Sizzling Summer Reads event at The Romance Reviews website, I thought I'd pass this along! Especially since I'm taking part :).

I'll be chatting all day today from 8am EST at the TRR Lounge. So I hope you'll drop in and say hello, save me from loneliness :). There's an e-book to be won too...

Then, tomorrow, my contest will feature on the Sizzling Summer Reads page!

Here's the info:

Prepare to Sizzle!

Over $5,000 prizes up for grabs!

Total of 8 pairs of tickets to RomCon 2011 to be won!!!
(each pair worth $490)

Sizzling Summer Reads (Romance)

From June 1 to 28, 2011

(Look for the Sizzling Summer Reads event button)

Play the games. Explore new books.

Chat with authors. Rack up your points!


Visit everyday to increase your chances to win awesome prizes!


Weekly Prizes

2 tickets to RomCon 2011 worth $490
$10 Gift Cards – 4 winners
Over 100 Book Giveaways in total
(paperback, ebook)

Main Sponsors

RomCon 2011
eTreasures Publishing
Astraea Press

Participating authors

(in no particular order)

Barbara White Daille      Elisabeth Naughton        JL Oilder                         Autumn Jordon
Marie Treanor                  Teresa Bohannon            Anne Patrick                   Edie Ramer
Caroline Clemmons         Missy Jane                       Sibel Hodge                    Jenny Schwartz
Mary Eason                     Sarah Grimm                   Louise Crawford             Jess Mountifield
Toni C. LoTempio           Ann Tracy Marr              Suzanne Barrett              Brynna Curry
Jennifer Wells                 Stacy Juba                       Gini Rifkin                      CJ Archer
Staci Brush                      Lisa Beth Darling            Christianne Charles         Sheri Lewis Wohl
Natasha Deen                  Nadia Lee                       Roni Adams                    Raquel Byrnes
Samantha Hunter            Joely Sue Burkhart          Rebecca L. Frencl           Dianne Duvall
Rae Renzi                        Greta van der Rol           Sharon Buchbinder         Dora Hiers
Dana Stevenson              Anna Small                     Terry Campbell               Tiphanie Thomas
Lisa Kumar                     Myne Whitman               Phillip Thomas Duck       Laura Kaye
Cherie Le Clare               Elizabeth Lang                Robin DeJarnett              Tarah Scott
Ednah Walters.

Hope to see you there!