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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
WELCOME TO THE BLOG, TINA! :)
Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romacnes (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights and Deep, Dark Delicious) were named finalists in
the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.
Where to Find Tina:
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Illicit Desire by Tina Honahue
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (September 25, 2012)
Series: Outlawed Realm, 2
Genre: Paranormal Romance (Erotica)
Once a sex slave marked for termination, Lukan was miraculously liberated from E4’s Pleasure Palace, where E2’s fine, upstanding rulers secretly indulge their cravings for every imaginable vice. But freedom is not enough.
He left his heart behind with Arez. Within her fragrant, heated caress, he knew everything denied him. Rapture, contentment, tenderness…and love. Desperate to have her back in his arms, he embarks on a dangerous mission to deliver his untamed temptress from the certain death she does not know awaits her.
Within her velvet cage Arez knew only carnal submission and loneliness—until Lukan. But he has disappeared, and she senses something different in the way the supreme ruler is using her. Then, as if Lukan felt her longing for his strong arms and fevered kisses, he is there to sweep her from this twilight dimension to another.
But true freedom lies just out of his grasp. To reach the last portal—and their destiny—Lukan\and Arez must first outwit an army of predators that hunt them. Human, subhuman…and monsters.
Warning: Features a lusty guy who makes Greek gods look wimpy, and a wanton woman who lives for scorching sex. When these two get it on, watch out, they ain’t playing at lust or love.
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Illicit Desire by Tina Donahue
She’d whispered before he could. “Take me as though you mean it. I know you do.”
As always, her assurance surprised him. So did the playful tone beneath the smokiness of her voice.
“You know?” he whispered in return, running his hands down her lush hips to her buttocks. Cupping the cheeks, he pulled her into him, proving his strength, demanding she yield. “How? You’re able to read thoughts?”
“I can read your body,” she countered, grinding hers into his, biting his shoulder lightly.
The sensuous move was no match for her suckling his throat. Tingles shot down Lukan’s back and to the top of his head. On his prolonged sigh, she breathed, “You can’t hide your hunger for me. You stare as though I’m your ration of food.”
Her words had made him smile, a gift stronger than the tastiest morsel or life-giving water. Eager to tease in return, he said, “Tonight, you are my meal.”
He dropped to his knees, wordlessly directing Arez to part her legs. She complied. Not because she was a slave expected to entertain her captors, but because she demanded what Lukan did—a connection between them that enriched the sex and surpassed it, nourishing the soul. He pressed his face to her dark curls, so earthy like the rest of her, smelling of lust and life.
She moaned at him licking her mound. Deliberately, Lukan avoided her clit, determined to draw out her anticipation and longing for him. To affirm it in the only way he knew. How many times had he wanted to give up a week’s ration of food for the thrill of searching her face as she searched his? To have the privilege of looking into her eyes in order to see what was in her heart. That he mattered. He was important to her. He had a name. They had hope. A future.
He swallowed and moved around the hologram, absorbed with what it showed—his fingers running down the length of Arez’s cleft, already damp with her excitement, her moisture slick and warm.
More than a dozen candles burned around the stage. In the flickering flames, perspiration shone on her shoulders and beneath her weighty breasts. Torn between tasting her skin’s sweet saltiness and focusing on her nub, he’d settled on the latter, inhaling deeply of her sex, cleansed and oiled for his use. Wanting her to smell of him, he teased her nub with the tip of his tongue.
Arez’s mouth sagged opened on her throaty grunt, the noise telling Lukan how much he’d pleased her.
Sounds of approval rose from E2’s rulers. Several of them left their chairs, moving closer for a better view.
As he’d been trained, Lukan spread her vulva to show the men her rigid clit, scarlet with her rising passion. At a measured pace, he licked the hard rise of flesh, then retreated, just as he liked and the rulers most often demanded. They wanted their slaves to earn the privilege of climax. A captive’s frustration heightened a master’s experience.
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One randomly drawn commenter from each tour stop will win one ebook from Tina’s extensive backlist in whatever e-format the winner wants.
*Please Note: Illicit Desire will NOT be included in choice of book.
How to Enter:
- Leave a comment on this post (with email addy, which just makes it easier to notify if you win). [Mandatory]
- Check out the other stops on the tour and leave comments--more comments = better chance of winning! [Optional]
Giveaway ends 9/28 (tour ends on this day as well).
Winners will be randomly choosen and notified soon after. Good Luck!
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Have you read any of Tina's previous books? If so, please share which one(s) and your thoughts on them! :) If not, are you adding them to your GR list right now?
Until Next Time,
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