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Psst–Wanna read MM romance?

A. J. Stone and Nicoline Tiernan have new releases out!

Are you craving some manlove? Try Nic’s newest title, The Man of His Dreams. This paranormal romance is hot, hot, hot.

Waking up shackled to a handsome stranger is only the beginning to James’ bizarre journey. Dash is an Incubus, a mystical being who steals into men’s dreams and feeds off their sexual energies. But Dash is being forced into performing these acts for Gregor, a powerful sorcerer, who is now hunting Dash—and James along with him.

Can James survive the threats on his life from the mystical beings sent to attack him? Will James survive sex with Dash, and if he does, can it become so much more?

The Man of His Dreams is a 36,000 word MM romance with a supernatural twist. This steamy gay romance has explicit sexual content and is intended only for adult audiences.

It’s only available through Amazon for $2.99 or free if you’re a KU subscriber.

A. J. Stone is writing MM/MPreg romances. Her new shifter series is called Bear’s Cove. There are two books out right now, Dak’s Omega and Tanzil’s Second Chance. Both are $2.99 on Amazon or free for KU subscribers. A. J.’s books have been garnering great reviews so far.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think of those covers? Hot–amIright? Go on and pick up some bear-shifter love stories.

 

Safeword: Oasis is BACK

The rights for Wanting Wilder reverted to me a couple years ago, but I haven’t put it back out there. Now that Mina’s Heart is mine again, I’m re-releasing the titles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s funny–I went back and read the reviews posted for Wanting Wilder, and they’re harsh. These were the first books I wrote that weren’t centered on sex, but on the relationship instead. Apparently, people didn’t like that. One reviewer commented on the number of scenes with no penetration. What strikes me as funny about this is that I think a lot of people who don’t practice BDSM think that the relationships are all about sex. They aren’t. Relationships are about connecting with people.

Wilder made the mistake of jumping into bed with Lydia right away, and it didn’t lead to a long-term love story. Wanting Wilder is the story of Lydia embracing her submissive side and learning to what it means outside of sex. Yes, it’s erotic. Yes, there is sex in the novel. But it’s not the focus. I guess people objected to a love story. I don’t care. I wanted to write a love story, and so I did. When USA Today reviewed it, they raved about how I craft characters. The quote on the header of my website comes from that review of Wanting Wilder, and I’m proud of my work. I made minor changes, but that’s all.

Mina’s Heart had a better reception, though I think fewer people read it. I’m not sure there’s more sex in it. I also made minimal updates to this novel before releasing it.

One thing I absolutely love are the covers. The originals weren’t really IR. I remember getting the original cover for Wanting Wilder. I told them that it looked great, but the heroine in the stock art wasn’t black. So they darkened the picture. That was it for changes. I’m so pleased that this cover has a black heroine on it. The heroine on the original Mina’s Heart cover looked more Spanish than Asian. I love the art that *I* chose, and I love what my cover artist did with them. I hope you do as well.

You can pick up Wanting Wilder and Mina’s Heart on Apple, KOBO, and BN. Amazon is still publishing, so give it a day or two before you search.  Oh–I also put them up for $3.99 instead of the $6.99 original price, so you’re saving $3/title.

Re/Captured is Here!

When a day helping out at Legal Aid puts Katrina in the crosshairs of a serial killer bent on sending his version of romantic gifts, life starts to spiral out of control. Not only is she trying to plan her wedding, but work and home life are increasingly hectic.

Keith has doubts about Kat and the reasons she keeps postponing the wedding, so he sets out to recapture her heart. Meanwhile, the serial killer’s obsession with Katrina only grows—threatening her entire family.

Sacrifices must be made, but can love help them survive the fallout?

Warnings: BDSM, anal sex, D/s

PG Excerpt:

Understanding Keith’s message—he’d wanted to put her mind at ease with regard to the children so that she could focus on submitting to him—she lowered her gaze. “Can I have ten minutes to put my bag away and freshen up?”

“Yes. I set out what I want you to wear.” His voice washed through her senses, overpowering her with peace and excitement.

“Thank you.” Briefcase in hand, she turned to follow his instructions.

“Kitty Kat.”

The unspoken order halted her. She turned back to him. “Yes?”

“I want a kiss.”

Closing the distance she lifted her face. He caressed her cheek with one hand and wrapped the other around her waist to support her lower back, two points of contact only. His lips brushed hers, teasing at a third point. He massaged, a gentle pressure welcoming her home and to her role as his submissive.

Slave to his mastery, she sighed into it, dropping her briefcase and lifting her arms to twine them around his neck, and she pressed her chest to his. He deepened the kiss, plunging his tongue deep to taste and stab. The hand on her cheek slid into her hair, and the one on her back lowered to squeeze her ass. She forgot about everything. The stresses of her day fell away as she melted in the face of his demand.

He broke away to trail sucking kisses down her neck, stopping when the collar of her dress shirt got in his way. “Go,” he said. “Take your ten minutes, and then you’re mine.”

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2BT1F2g

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1330056922

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/re-captured-michele-zurlo/1127745211

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/re-captured

D2D Universal Link: https://www.books2read.com/u/mdNEYw

Allyson Young–Six Dominant Romances!

Buy Links:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/running-to-love-allyson-young/1127833191?ean=2940155392477

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079DX5QPP

https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/running-to-love-the-series

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1334896415

Universal link:  books2read.com/u/b6rqDy

Blurb:

The Running to Love complete series of 781 pages includes six previously released, rewritten, dominant romances- Away, Breathe, Broken, Done, Surrounded and Apt.

Author Bio:

Allyson Young lives in cottage country in Manitoba, Canada with her husband and numerous pets. She has always enjoyed the written word, and after reading an erotic romance, quite by mistake, decided to try her hand at penning one.

She is a bestselling Amazon author, a hybrid author, and, along with her alter ego and three coauthors, has published four series and several standalones in contemporary, sci-fi, fantasy and suspense genres—50 books in total.

Allyson will write until whatever she has inside her is satisfied- when all the heroes man up and all the heroines get what they deserve. Love isn’t always sweet, and Allyson favours the darker side of romance.

http://www.allysonyoung.com

 

Re/Captured (DFBI 7)–Pre-order Now!

Re/Captured (Doms of the FBI 7)

Keith and Katrina are back! Reader favorites Keith Rossetti and Katrina Legato from Re/Paired (Doms of the FBI 2) return for another emotional, sexy, and dangerous adventure.

Blurb:

When a day helping out at Legal Aid puts Katrina in the crosshairs of a serial killer bent on sending his version of romantic gifts, life starts to spiral out of control. Not only is she trying to plan her wedding, but work and home life are increasingly hectic.

Keith has doubts about Kat and the reasons she keeps postponing the wedding, so he sets out to recapture her heart. Meanwhile, the serial killer’s obsession with Katrina only grows—threatening her entire family.

Sacrifices must be made, but can love help them survive the fallout?

Warnings: BDSM, anal sex, D/s

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2BT1F2g

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1330056922

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/re-captured-michele-zurlo/1127745211

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/re-captured

D2D Universal Link: https://www.books2read.com/u/mdNEYw

PG Excerpt 1:

Understanding Keith’s message—he’d wanted to put her mind at ease with regard to the children so that she could focus on submitting to him—she lowered her gaze. “Can I have ten minutes to put my bag away and freshen up?”

“Yes. I set out what I want you to wear.” His voice washed through her senses, overpowering her with peace and excitement.

“Thank you.” Briefcase in hand, she turned to follow his instructions.

“Kitty Kat.”

The unspoken order halted her. She turned back to him. “Yes?”

“I want a kiss.”

Closing the distance she lifted her face. He caressed her cheek with one hand and wrapped the other around her waist to support her lower back, two points of contact only. His lips brushed hers, teasing at a third point. He massaged, a gentle pressure welcoming her home and to her role as his submissive.

Slave to his mastery, she sighed into it, dropping her briefcase and lifting her arms to twine them around his neck, and she pressed her chest to his. He deepened the kiss, plunging his tongue deep to taste and stab. The hand on her cheek slid into her hair, and the one on her back lowered to squeeze her ass. She forgot about everything. The stresses of her day fell away as she melted in the face of his demand.

He broke away to trail sucking kisses down her neck, stopping when the collar of her dress shirt got in his way. “Go,” he said. “Take your ten minutes, and then you’re mine.”

PG Excerpt 2:

“Put your dress on. Tell me how you look.”

Though he couldn’t see it, she parked her hand on her hip. “Keith, this is highly inappropriate, and it’s bad luck.” Her pulse raced. Though she thought of the wedding as a formality, she couldn’t help but get a little excited for the actual event.

His husky chuckle crackled through the phone. “I don’t believe in bad luck, and I can’t masturbate to mental images of you in that dress if I don’t know what it looks like.”

Her fake chagrin melted. She whispered her reply. “You want to masturbate to mental images of me in a wedding dress? That’s weird. You have actual pictures of me wearing lingerie.” He also had a picture of her pussy that he refused to delete. Good thing his phone was password and fingerprint protected.

“I like those pictures.” His voice dropped as the Dom in him asserted itself. “But, Kitty Kat, the wedding dress says unequivocally that you belong to me. Nothing is sexier than that.”

Her breath caught at his tone. “You’re such a romantic.”

“How about a picture?”

“Nope.” She smiled as she refused him. “I’m not bending on this. You can’t see my dress before the wedding.”

“At least tell me what the neckline looks like. And how long is the skirt? What are you wearing under it?”

She laughed. “No clues. You’ll have to wait.”

“Tease.”

“A tease would send you pictures of random dresses.”

Reviews for Re/Paired

“Wow.  This book was so freaking hot!! [Re/Paired] has great balance….heavy on the romance with enough suspense to keep it interesting and that’s how I like it.”–Under the Covers Book Blog

5 Stars/Purest Delight from Guilty Pleasures: “This was a great read with a damaged Dom who learns to cherish his sub, a lot of hot BDSM action, suspense, and complex relationships”

If you haven’t yet enjoyed Re/Paired, you can pick it up here:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/21AACOn

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1098718284

D2D Links for Barnes and Noble and others: https://www.books2read.com/u/mVXLlb

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Michele_Zurlo_Re_Paired?id=M7UwDwAAQBAJ

 

It’s a Double Release Date!

Double Release for SWITCHING IT UP & FORGING LOVE

A SAFE Security series
by Michele Zurlo
Genre: BDSM romantic suspense
SWITCHING IT UP
Book 2
As Brea settles into her new life as a D/s switch, treasure hunter, and David’s fiancée, her old nemesis Grayson Cuyler resurfaces with a deadly deal. Either David must accept a dangerous, unsanctioned mission or Cuyler will make sure Brea pays for her former life as a thief and con artist. Against Brea’s wishes, David and his team take on this impossible task.
Left behind, Brea and her sister/partner-in-crime Jessica hatch a plan that will take them to the Central American country of San Tesoro and put them in the clutches of the man from whom David must steal the prize that will save or doom them all.

 Excerpt
He placed one of the throw pillows on his lap. “Come on up, Sugar.”
This was his favorite position for spanking me. It was comfortable for us both. I arranged myself across his lap with my knees underneath me and my ass lifted. The pillow he’d put on his lap took some of the stress off my knees and allowed me to maintain my position longer.
Immediately I felt the roughness of his palm against my posterior. It moved in circles, stimulating me in unexpected ways. Normally before a spanking I was a bundle of nerves, but not this time. Or maybe I was strung so tightly that the slightest touch was magnified. By the time his forays spread to my upper thighs, the small moan in my throat deepened and defied containment.
He started lightly, warming up his hand and my bottom. Soon the force doubled, and doubled again. As I cried out, I became aware of tears wetting my cheeks. Blows rained across both cheeks and my upper thighs. A few caught my pussy, and each time, my ass lifted higher to give him better access.
My ass was on fire, but I didn’t want him to stop. I begged him for more, and he didn’t let up. Now the blows centered more and more around my pussy. All of a sudden, a climax detonated in my core. Sounds of pleasure mixed with misery. Tears dripped from my eyes, and the languor of orgasm calmed my insides.
Sir picked me up and turned me around. He wrapped a soft blanket around me and cradled me in his warm embrace. “You did wonderfully, Sugar. That was a beautiful climax. Thank you for giving yourself to me, for trusting me to make sure you got what you needed. I love you so much.”
He talked to me, whispers and murmurs of praise and affection, until my sobs had quieted. I clung to him, my anchor in this maelstrom.
FORGING LOVE
Book 2.5
Jessica Zinn: Rebuilding my life hasn’t been easy, and I’m far from done. I have some habits I can’t seem to shake, like picking pockets, forgery, and manipulating men to get what I want. I don’t want to manipulate Jesse, but the lines have blurred, and I can’t separate my honest emotions from my bad habits.
Jesse Foraker: I fell in love with Jessica the first time I saw her, and I’ll wait as long as it takes for her to be ready to love me back.
The time has come for Jesse to make his move, but will Jessica’s love be the real thing, or a forgery?

Excerpt:
On the far end of the fire escape, Jessica stared at something in her hands, and I realized what had happened. “Jessica, did you open this window?”
She started, put her hands over her heart, and closed her eyes. “Christ, Jesse. You scared the shit out of me.”
“You set off an alarm.” I turned to Dean and Frankie. “Jessica decided to take the fire escape instead of the elevator.”
Frankie scowled. I knew that look, and I felt the need to protect Jessica. My entire stance altered as I puffed out my chest and crossed my arms.
Dean put his hand on Frankie’s arm. “Let’s let Jesse deal with this. Maybe look into getting Jessica her own access code. At least then we’d know it’s her and not Brea coming and going.”
I entered a code on my phone to deactivate the threat warning, and then I poked my head back out the window. My breath turned to fog in the air. “It’s cold. Why don’t you come in? We’ll let you use the stairs or the elevator free of charge.”
She turned away from me. “I’m okay.”
Though she wasn’t wearing a jacket, she did not appear to be suffering from the cold. Reasoning that she probably wouldn’t shoot me, I shed my bulletproof vest and climbed out the window. As I came closer, she edged farther away until the railing got in her way. “Don’t jump on my account.”
A pathetic laugh or cough struggled to be heard. Whichever it was, she squelched it before it got far. “I’m not suicidal.”
“So you’re standing on a third-floor fire escape without a jacket in winter because?”
“I want a cigarette.”
Book 1
Relocating to Kansas City with David and working for SAFE Security was everything Autumn thought she wanted…except that the job isn’t what she thought it would be, and her past seems to have a stranglehold on her emotions.
When Autumn takes a case without informing the rest of SAFE Security, she finds herself in hot water when secret victory blows up in her face. Her impulsive mistake almost costs their lives—and she soon finds herself jobless. Reeling from this failure and the way it’s damaged her relationships with David and the team, she vows to start fresh—with a new name and in a new city. Unfortunately a local crime boss has other ideas.
In the midst of a mission, David must rush back to try to stop Autumn from leaving—only to find that Autumn and her sister have disappeared. Can he find them in time to save them and his relationship with the woman he treasures?
In Treasure Me, Michele Zurlo delivers a sexy, action-packed adventure tale full of emotional twists and turns.
UNLOCKING TEMPTATION
(A SAFE SECURITY SHORT)
David thought going to a Halloween party would be a fun night out with his new bride. After all, what kind of trouble could she possibly find at a costume party? Plenty.
Join David and Brea for a hot night of intrigue and treachery.

Now Available for Pre-Order: Switching It Up and Forging Love

Switching It Up (SAFE Security 2)

David and Brea are back for another adventure! On a personal front, David promised to entertaining the idea of switching with Brea, and on a professional front, Brea’s past is going to cause problems nobody could have foreseen.

Blurb:

As Brea settles into her new life as a D/s switch, treasure hunter, and David’s fiancée, her old nemesis Grayson Cuyler resurfaces with a deadly deal. Either David must accept a dangerous, unsanctioned mission or Cuyler will make sure Brea pays for her former life as a thief and con artist. Against Brea’s wishes, David and his team take on this impossible task.

Left behind, Brea and her sister/partner-in-crime Jessica hatch a plan that will take them to the Central American country of San Tesoro and put them in the clutches of the man from whom David must steal the prize that will save or doom them all.

Warnings: BDSM, sensory play, anal sex, sex toys, D/s role switching, and chocolate frosting

Word Count: 57,400

Switching It Up is now available for pre-order. It comes out August 15.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2u3ag22

iTunes, Barnes and Noble, KOBO, Tolino, 24 Symbols, Inkera: https://www.books2read.com/u/mdKr9E

Forging Love (SAFE Security 2.5) A Novella

Jesse and Jessica have their own thing going on during Switching It Up. This is their part of the story from their point of view.

Blurb:

Jessica Zinn: Rebuilding my life hasn’t been easy, and I’m far from done. I have some habits I can’t seem to shake, like picking pockets, forgery, and manipulating men to get what I want. I don’t want to manipulate Jesse, but the lines have blurred, and I can’t separate my honest emotions from my bad habits.

Jesse Foraker: I fell in love with Jessica the first time I saw her, and I’ll wait as long as it takes for her to be ready to love me back.

The time has come for Jesse to make his move, but will Jessica’s love be the real thing, or a forgery?

Warnings: cliffhanger ending, light bondage, spanking

 

Word Count: 26,869

Forging Love is now available for pre-order. It comes out August 15.

Amazon:

Switching It Up is now available for pre-order. It comes out August 15.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ui6rGc

iTunes, Barnes and Noble, KOBO, Tolino, 24 Symbols, Inkera: https://www.books2read.com/u/mYgBgx

More Good News

We’re taking this baby on tour!

If you’re interested in participating, here’s a pretty cool link: http://bit.ly/2t4GCpH

Fall in Love!

Switching It Up is going on tour!

I’ve partnered with Magic of Books for a release-week tour for Switching It Up (SAFE Security 2) and Forging Love (SAFE Security 2.5)

Look at this great banner!

If you are a blogger who is interested in participating, here’s a signup link: http://bit.ly/2t4GCpH

Switching It Up (SAFE Security 2/Novel)

As Brea settles into her new life as a D/s switch, treasure hunter, and David’s fiancée, her old nemesis Grayson Cuyler resurfaces with a deadly deal. Either David must accept a dangerous, unsanctioned mission or Cuyler will make sure Brea pays for her former life as a thief and con artist. Against Brea’s wishes, David and his team take on this impossible task.

Left behind, Brea and her sister/partner-in-crime Jessica hatch a plan that will take them to the Central American country of San Tesoro and put them in the clutches of the man from whom David must steal the prize that will save or doom them all.

Warnings: BDSM, sensory play, anal sex, sex toys, D/s role switching, and chocolate frosting

Forging Love (SAFE Security 2.5/Novella)

Jessica Zinn: Rebuilding my life hasn’t been easy, and I’m far from done. I have some habits I can’t seem to shake, like picking pockets, forgery, and manipulating men to get what I want. I don’t want to manipulate Jesse, but the lines have blurred, and I can’t separate my honest emotions from my bad habits.

Jesse Foraker: I fell in love with Jessica the first time I saw her, and I’ll wait as long as it takes for her to be ready to love me back.

The time has come for Jesse to make his move, but will Jessica’s love be the real thing, or a forgery?

Warnings: cliffhanger ending, light bondage, spanking

 

You’re Invited to Read Between the Wines BOTM

Did you know I share a private FB group with Lydia Michaels, Pam Godwin, and Allyson Young? Well, I do, and we’re launching our Book of the Month Club! Each month, one of us will host a book club where you can read and discuss your favorite books–with the authors! Fun times!

Here’s the post from Lydia:

This month we start our 1st RBTW Book of the Month Club! (Remember, each month we will rotate authors and end the month with a LIVE book discussion).

This month’s pick is:

FALLING IN (Book 1 of The Surrender Trilogy)

Links are listed below. (Available in print at B&N and other retailers)
Please let us know if you’re participating 🙂

AMAZON:
http://amzn.to/2udXR8f

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/falling-in-lydi…/1114829491

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/falling-in/id619380100…

Penguin Random House: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/…/falling-in-by-lydia-mi…/

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/falling-in-2

Join us at Read Between the Wines: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReadBetweenTheWinesStreetTeam