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Tears of Crimson

Some Fairy Tales Should Never Be Outgrown
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Before Tears of Crimson, there was Rafael.  Fans of The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and Twilight get ready for the world that will leave your soul longing.

 

Her soul called to me in desperation and in my darkness, I found light once more.  Tempted by her innocence, I vowed not to destroy her even though everything I am demanded she be mine. Her blood, her body, and the call of her soul tormented and delighted my senses. Would I be strong enough to deny fate or could my Cara become another victim of my wickedness?

 

I was cursed to walk through this human world, living on the blood of those I’d once promised to protect.  Cloaked in secrecy, veiled in deceit, our race was the basis for monsters and myth.  Vampire, werewolf, witch, incubus, and other forms of supernatural.  The truth was much darker than they could imagine.  Drawn to the one thing we no longer possessed, purity, we had the power to destroy them all.

 

My sweet beautiful human wanted me to be her salvation.  If she only knew I was death waiting to consume all she offered, Cara would have run from the dreams instead of begging me to make them real.  She is my punishment, a test from the heavens and I know I’ll fail.  Eternal love or damnation, what choice was that to offer her soul? 

 

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He was the only hope I had in a lifetime of suffering.  Gabriel, my angel, and salvation.  Only in dreams did he come to me, pulling me into a world of peace that I couldn’t find in the real world.  He sheltered my soul in his arms and I never wanted to leave our fantasy.  Without him I was nothing.  My heart ached for this dream to be real.


She was the light in the darkness, an innocent that I could never blemish.  My beautiful Shanna, with a heart so pure it reminded me of who I once was.  My soul was tainted, body cursed, cast down from the heavens to become a creature of eternal night.  How could I allow her to walk in my world when everything I was would destroy her?


Some promises were meant to last forever, but at what cost?   Two souls lost in torment will discover what they could never control.  Destiny.  Will either of them survive the Immortal Embrace?

Tears of Crimson (Volume 1) - Michelle Hughes
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Cowboy Sanctuary - Michelle Hughes
Cowboy Sanctuary - Michelle Hughes
Kindle Scout Winner! Dana Waterfield’s well-organized life gets tipped upside down when the brutal murder of her twin sister Danielle threatens to unravel everything she’s worked so hard to achieve. Having found herself the sole guardian of her sister’s newborn lovechild, Jeremy, and at the receiving end of her ex-brother-in-law’s unchecked rage, Dana flees to the safety of Dixon Ranch and the strong, muscled arms of Brock Dixon. In order to protect the baby from the wrath of Danielle’s husband and murderer, Dana must blend into the daily routine of ranch life, and rethink who she really is. When the wrath of a madman threatens the life of her nephew and everything she holds dear, will Dana put her trust in Brock or let the winds of change tear her family apart? Falling for her sister’s lover was never part of the plan, but there’s something about a cowboy that no woman can resist. After all, the safest place to be is in a cowboy’s arms…
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BLURB

 

Sexy Twin Brothers.  One owns her heart, the other makes her burn.  Would it be RUDE to keep them both?

 

Liam walked into my world and turned it upside down with his lickable abs, bedroom eyes, and alpha male persona.  He was sin personified and I wanted him to damn my soul.  Everything about him drew me in, daring me to step outside my comfort zone and forget all the rules I'd made to keep my heart safe.  He was rude, vulgar, and promised everything a good girl dreams about doing with a bad boy.

 

As if his temptation wasn't enough, his twin brother was thrown into the mix.  Luke was Liam's polar opposite in every way, except for his panty-melting looks.  Charming, respectful, and a man you wouldn't mind taking home to meet the parents. There couldn't be a more perfect man.  Put the two of them together and it was a combination no woman couldn't resist. 

 

I've never considered myself a prude, even though I was holding out for marriage.  How could I walk away from a night that fantasies were made of?  Liam told me that great sex was never boring.  It was dirty, passionate and a little rude. All I had to do was say yes. 

 

Two sexy twin brothers promising one hot night of unadulterated sex.

 

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RUDE - Michelle Hughes

 

Title: RUDE

Author: Michelle Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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BLURB:  Two sexy twin brothers that always share.  Everything. Including women!

 

Liam walked into my world and turned it upside down with his lickable abs, bedroom eyes, and alpha male persona.  He was sin personified and I wanted him to damn my soul.  Everything about him drew me in, daring me to step outside my comfort zone and forget all the rules I'd made to keep my heart safe.  He was rude, vulgar, and promised everything a good girl dreams about doing with a bad boy.

 

As if his temptation wasn't enough, his twin brother was thrown into the mix.  Luke was Liam's polar opposite in every way, except for his panty-melting looks.  Charming, respectful, and a man you wouldn't mind taking home to meet the parents. There couldn't be a more perfect man.  Put the two of them together and it was a combination no woman couldn't resist. 

I've never considered myself a prude, even though I was holding out for marriage.  How could I walk away from a night that fantasies were made of?  Liam told me that great sex was never boring.  It was dirty, passionate and always a little rude. All I had to do was say yes.  Two sexy twin brothers promising one hot night of unadulterated sex.

 

Would it be Rude to turn it down?

 

 

EXCERPT:

 

“Hello beautiful.  I wasn’t sure what you liked so I made a smorgasbord of things.” 

 

Luke’s voice was warm an inviting and I couldn’t help but compare it with Liam’s seductive gravel filled tone.  I found it flattering that he’d went through so much trouble.

“I’m not picky.”  I managed a smile even though my lips were trembling. “It smells delicious.”

 

“Wish we could say the same.  Luke and I are very particular in our tastes.  Wouldn’t you agree brother?”  The fact that he was looking me over blatantly again made me wonder if were talking about food.

 

“Very picky.  In fact I’d say our tastes are very singular.  Why don’t we eat before we discuss that?” Again, Liam’s smile was charming but still I felt I was missing something very important.

 

Food was the last thing on my mind as I took in the beauty of the two men before me.  For the most part they were identical, but there were some tale-tell signs that set them apart.  Like the inflection in their voices, or the way Liam was more guttural while Luke seemed more refined.  Small differences but very easily noticeable if you were paying attention.

 

Liam set plates of food out on the breakfast bar, so I assumed we were eating casually.  I was glad we weren’t being formal but when he held out the chair sitting me in the middle I noticed how close we’d be sitting together.  Maybe a long table separating us was a good idea.  Once we’d all taken our seat, I felt the heat radiating off them.  It was instant arousal and my body wasn’t used to feeling that way. They both piled food onto my plate from each side, and I wasn’t sure I could eat a bite of it. 

 

Stuffed mushrooms, broiled lobster, steamed shrimp, cheese scones, and asparagus.  My plate was growing fuller by the moment and I held my hand up with a small laugh.  “Um, guys?  That’s more than I normally eat in a week.  At least my nervousness dissipated a little with their antics.

 

“Are you kidding?  This is a light dinner for us.”  Liam picked up my fork and speared an asparagus stalk, holding it close to my mouth.  It felt strange to be fed, but what the heck.  I took a small bite of the succulent greenery and sighed.  It was cooked to perfection and flavored just right.  Having him watch me chew was a little disconcerting but I let him continue feeding me until the stalk was gone.  I nearly fainted when he wiped my lips clean with his finger.

 

“My turn.” I turned toward Luke and a fork full of lobster waited and I had to admit there was something very erotic about allowing a man to take care of you this way.

The sensual dinner continued until I knew that if I took another bite I wouldn’t be able to walk.  Then I got to watch in pleasure as they consumed their food with a gusto that astonished me.  Both of them were so fit that I couldn’t imagine them eating so much but I guess all that muscle had to have some energy. 

 

“Thank you for dinner.  It was delicious.”  Speaking softly I felt their eyes on me before I raised my gaze to meet one then the other. 

 

“Our pleasure.”  Luke had a pained expression on his face and I was confused.  He’d seemed fine during dinner, but now I was afraid something he’d eaten disagreed with him.  “Excuse me for a moment.”

 

“Is he okay?” I watched him walk away before turning toward Liam.

 

“He’s got a bad case of blue balls if I had to guess, sweetheart.  Watching you eat has to be one of the sexiest things I’ve ever seen.”  Liam wet his lips with his tongue and the action was so sensual I felt it in my abdomen.  Luke wanted me!  The thought that either of these men were remotely interested was flattering.  I had no idea what to say.

 

 

Author Bio

Michelle Hughes live in Alabama with her husband Jarrod, and they have five children.  She was a singer/songwriter for twelve years and after hosting a televised talent showcase on the road decided to entertain in written word to raise a family.  Currently Michelle has fifteen books published and many have been international bestsellers. 

 

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1st in the Love for Sale Series

1st - Love for Sale Book Tour $50 Giveaway!

Billionaire, Dominant, Innocence, it’s all about the 1st!

 
Billionaire playboy Seth Rubin always got what he wanted.  It was usually handed to him on a silver platter.  He wasn't expecting an innocent to fall into his lap, or her naivety to be such a turn on..  He liked his women experienced and willing to fall in line with whatever sexual perversion he could dream up.  Caitlin was a challenge.
 
She might be a virgin, but Caitlin Smith was no pushover.  Brought up in foster care, she'd learned how to protect herself and knew exactly what she wanted in life.  That is until Seth walked in and screwed up her entire plan.  With a body built for sin, and more charm than should be legal for one man to have, he would challenge everything she was.
 
Seth and Caitlin were as different as two people could be but they both wanted the same thing. Control! When passion controls the scene, any rule might be broken.  Who will surrender first? 
 
1st is the first in a three part series that explores bondage, discipline, and a world of sensual delights.  Go ahead and get started.


 
 

 
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Thanks so much for taking the time to learn about 1st, the first book in the new series, Love For Sale.  I've heard it time and time again, that authors are trying to make a comparison to Fifty Shades of Grey, let me put that question to rest right now about the Love for Sale series.  Seth doesn't have some horrible past that made him enjoy forcing women to submit, he’s just egotistical and knows what he wants.  Raised in privilege, and continuing on his family legacy, he built up his company with blood, sweat and tears.   So what you won’t get in the series is some poor, pitiful, the world owes me for what I've been through, scenario.
 
Caitlin is not your average woman.  She did have a crappy upbringing, but instead of wallowing in her self-pity, she decided to make a name for herself by working hard and overcoming obstacles. A man like Seth is the last person she expects to be attracted to, and when it happens, let’s just say she’s not very happy about the situation.  He wants a pet, and she wants an equal, so the flames are going to fly when these two headstrong people butt heads.
 
One of the things I wanted to express in this series is that submissive’s aren't normally weak.  For a strong woman to give her power, it’s much more enticing to a dominant male.  I’m sure you've heard that old saying:  “Why buy the cow when the milk is free”?  I think it’s very fitting in the loving BDSM relationship, a weak willed woman could never give what she already is.  Submission is something freely given, and a real dominant alpha male is worthy of the gift.
 
Many, many years ago, I lived with a couple who participated in the BDSM lifestyle.  They were both very dominant people when it came to their careers, and chose this path because it allowed them to find fulfillment of a different sort in their personal relationship.  There are people who “play” in BDSM, and more power to them, but in a true “relationship”, meaning something the couple lives 24/7, I saw a very different scenario than what was played out at dungeon parties.  Having seen both these worlds I understand how easy it would be for people to mistake a real lifestyle versus something people just play at.
 

 

I’m obviously not the authority on BDSM, but I've seen the positives that a relationship of this nature can bring to the table, as well as the negatives when people do it for the wrong reasons.  Love for Sale has a little of both worlds.  I think, as with any relationship, the beginning doesn't necessarily dictate how things will end up.  As a couple begins to understand what makes each of them tick, there’s a lot of room for changes.  I hope all readers enjoy the journey as much as I’m enjoying sharing it.

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Debut of Fantasy Isle - Through His Eyes
Debut of Fantasy Isle - Through His Eyes



Imagine an island of fantasies only for adults. A place where every desire you had was brought to life at the hands of people who knew exactly what fulfilled your needs.  Now stop imagining and step onto the private oasis of pleasure named Fantasy Isle.  What happened when Fantasy's Bar & Grill went native?  A stimulating world of desire was born and you're personally invited to wet your feet in the first full-length adventure that started it all.

 
What's your price?  
 
 
 
If someone offered you an opportunity to never worry about finances, and have everything in this life that had been denied before, would you still hold on to your morals and refuse?  I always thought I would.  But two million dollars is a hell of a big incentive!  I considered myself a strong, independent woman, until the recession slammed me down face first.  Had my situation been different I never would have considered taking his offer!

 

Cade Stellan.  Billionaire, and closet pervert.  He liked to watch.  And I'm not referring to sporting events!  He wanted a woman that he could control and unfortunately, I'd caught his attention.  I say unfortunately because as much as I wanted to deny him, the price he offered proved that I could be bought.  Why a man like him had to pay for anything would never make sense, nor would why he had chosen a person like me to fulfill those needs.  As much as I wanted to turn him down, and prove to myself that my standards were higher, I knew I wouldn't.
 
A world of passion awaits you on Fantasy Isle, the pleasure resort for adults.  The Fantasy Isle book series, offer readers a stand-alone novel for each fantasy revealed.  Playing off the Fantasy Bar & Grill Trilogy, Michelle Hughes welcomes you to a world of sensual temptations. Through His Eyes, is the debut book for Fantasy Isle and introduces readers into a voyeuristic mind set, with ménage undertones.  
 
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Michelle Hughes
 

 

 
Thanks so much for such an incredible year in the writing world.  Fantasy Isle is the continuation of the Fantasy's Bar & Grill Series, which was a huge success and something I was amazed that readers approved of.  I started this series three years ago, but was reluctant to put it out there for the public due to the menage story line.  These hot little fantasies were so much fun to write, but I worried it stepped over the lines in contemporary romance.  Thanks to wonderful readers like you, I know now that as long as the happily ever after ending is in play, I don't need to hold back!
 
For those of you that don't know me, I'm a Southern author from Alabama.  Married to the greatest fisherman on earth, who has a real job as well, I'm also the mom to five incredible children.  When I'm not writing, which is usually anytime that my kids are home, we enjoy hanging out on our mountain hideaway in Verbena, usually riding four wheelers, cooking out with family and friends, or fishing.  I'm pretty down to earth and enjoy talking with readers.  Social media is something that I use to make up for the isolation of living in a small town, so feel free to find me and start a conversation.
 
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Web:             www.michellehughes.me  or www.tearsofcrimson.com

 

Candace LeRae

 

 

We are so excited to have the talented and extremely sexy, Candace LeRae on the Tears of Crimson blog today. She was kind enough to sit down for an interview, and we hope you'll all show her some love by sharing.

 

As long time subscribers of Tears might know, Candace was the original face of Tears of Crimson when we debuted in 2009.  She's graciously agreed to work with us again as we get ready to release the ReVamped version of the original Tears of Crimson vampire Romance.  So please take a moment to get to know Candace, and feel free to leave comments.

 

 

 

Can you tell us a little bit more about how you originally got into modelling?

 

Oh, wow. Where do I begin? It was 2006 and I was 18 and we had just moved to Tampa. I needed a job somewhere close to my house at MacDill Air Force Base, somewhere I could work nights while I went to school and make good money.

 

I got a job at Hooters. I cannot tell you how nervous I was to start working there, but, hey, I needed a car! I was tired of taking Tampa public transport to and from school. Well, as you can imagine, pick-up lines came a dime a dozen. The most common was “you should be a model". That is what put the original idea into my head. I did some online searching for different talent agencies.

 

Most of it required head-shots for any application submissions. So, I had my first task. I looked around for photographers but everyone charge ridiculous amounts of money. I started searching for cash and came across a few websites with up-to-date listings for my area. I showed up to a few, got booked for runway shows, and the rest is pretty much history.

 

We've heard you did an independent movie?  Is that right?  Could you tell us a little more about that?

 

Yes, I was involved, however, very Minor, in a production called, " The Skyship Chronicles". Written and directed by Jeff Zampino and Christian Cashmir of Litewave Media. www.skyshipchronicles.com " Gustav, an evil scientist steals the inventions of a rival inventor. Victory turns to defeat as Gustav learns the inventions are useless without the power source, which the clever inventor has hidden.

 

30 years later, Adam, a young man from rural Kansas finds the power source while working at a post office. Upon opening the lead-lined box, two women appear from out of nowhere, and carry Adam off, just as Gustav's skyship appears.

 

After 30 years of hunting, Gustav is on the trail, and he will stop at nothing." I do believe it is still in the production stage and I am not sure of the release date. I do, however, know that it will be shown in Ybor City at a red carpet event when it is completed. You can check them out on Facebook; Litewave Media - Video Production.

 

Is it true you’re also an artist?

 

I would like to think myself an artist, albeit, an eccentric one. I love to work in pencil, acrylic, and clay the most but I also write, collage, diorama, crochet, so, make jewelry, perform alchemy, and the list could go on. I am very creative and tend to express it in any way I am mused at the time.

 

 

I saw on facebook that you also own a health food store.  How did that get started?

 

Yes, I opened a small home business called, “The Gaia Syndicate ", in 2003. I specialize in exotic fresh herbs, vegetables, and fruit. I also make organic teachers, oils, it mixes, and garden kit. I started it because I was sending out so many cultivars via various plant and seed swapping websites that I decided to centralize it.

I belong to quite a few online forums for plant and seed exchange and it is there that my eyes were opened to just how many people that do not have access to the "exotic" and often medically beneficial cultivars that I have been blessed with living in Central Florida. I decided to look online and see what was available so maybe I could help. Put people in the right direction.

 

 I was shocked at what I saw. Price gouging is all I can say. I was immediately heartbroken at the amount of people who are doing their best trying to live healthy by way of herbs and nutrition and were getting completely ripped off. I am talking about 200% mark ups, sometimes more depending on the cultivar. I opened a couple of quick online stores and began offering my wares at affordable prices. I was surprised at how high of a demand fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs had online. The orders come in faster than I can stalk some days! I wish I had more time to dedicate to working on my website but I am in school 35+ hours a week until December 2014.

 

You’re a very busy lady!  What other projects do you have coming up in 2014?

 

Very busy indeed! 2014 is going to bring some major life changes for me. I will be licensed at the end of the year as a massage therapist. Hopefully my website will be up, running, and spreading the love of Gaia around. I am also working on a few undisclosed projects with a few photographers as well as a couple of art projects of my own.

 

If you had to choose just one goal that hasn’t yet come true for you yet, what would it be?

 

One goal, that hasn't come true to me yet is to become a holistic doctor. I finally decided to say, through it, and go for it. No matter how much of a quack people may think I am.

 

Are you open to doing other modeling or acting projects?  If so where do your interests lie in those fields?

 

I am absolutely open for other modeling and acting projects. I am so all over the map that there are few places my interests do not lie in those fields. I have to say, though, I am much more confident as a model or spokeswoman than as an actress. I still have that small self-conscious teenager part of me?

 

Where can we go to find out more about you?

 

To find out more about me, you can check out the awesome, " Candace LeRae " fan page Michelle has put together for all of you in till I can make an appearance back on Twitter.

 

Are there any words of encouragement you’d like to offer to people considering a job in modeling, art, or acting?

 

The only thing I can say those hoping to get into the field is ACTION!! Because, that is what it takes. Success does not happen overnight and neither does an entertainment career or hobby! There are many web sites out there where you can setup your own portfolio and network with others in the industry; hair and makeup, designers, photographers, artists, producers, etc. ModelMayhem.com is an easy place to start. You do not need professional pictures to start, just a few pictures that are an accurate representation of yourself in a good biography.

 

 Looks are awesome, but unless you're an a-lister, your personality is what books you gigs. As with any online site with ads and real people, be careful if you plan to meet. Always bring an escort I cannot stress this enough even for you guys out there. Oh, and most important. Self-confidence, it's the most attractive thing anyone can have. Don’t have any self-esteem? Fake it until you make it. You create your own reality, if you can dream it, you can have it.

 

Before you leave us, is there anything else you’d like people to know about you?

Before I go, I would like people to know that I am just like them, addicted to Tears of Crimson!

 

Kindled - The Sexy Romance Bundle for Alpha Male/Virgin Book Lovers

When passion is kindled the heart soon surrenders. In this sensual bundle you'll discover that the first taste of love can be sweet or simply knock you off your feet with undeniable attraction. Three incredible couples, unique in every aspect except that the heroines are innocent. 
 
Whore: Laura Burns was screwed! 
 
She had 30 days to find a new place to live and Taylor Ross seemed like her best option. There was only one problem with that scenario. He thought she was a whore! He wanted her to seduce his clients and in return he would save her from poverty. Can a virgin be a whore? That depends on your definition of the word! 
 
Bought For Love: Can a person be bought for love? You don’t know Jack! 
 
Emily Yates was sweet, young, and innocent. The perfect pawn for a man like Jack to use. She was a blank slate that he could mold into the woman he wanted by his side for his political career. From the moment she walked into his office, he was determined to have her in his bed, in his life, and as his perfect little pet. Jack poured on the charm and Emily saw the man he wanted her to see, but would she discover out who he really was before her heart was destroyed? You don’t know Jack. He gets what he wants. 
 
 
Strawberry Wine: Everyone remembers their first love 
 
Luke Parks was mine. My first kiss, my first love and my first broken heart. He swept me off my feet with just one look and after a summer of awakening my body to passion left me broken. He was twenty-four and to a girl of sixteen, I'd never been prepared for the devastation of loving and losing so completely. Time, like all things moves on, but my heart never fully recovered from watching him drive off down that country road out of my life. 
 
 
 

 

 

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YOU DON'T KNOW JACK - Bought for Love Book Release

You Don’t Know Jack!

Bought for Love - Book One in the "You Don't Know Jack" series.  Alpha Male/Virgin Romance

 


You don’t know Jack yet, but he’s ready to meet you! Introducing Jack Duncan:  Billionaire, Alpha Male, Opinionated, and doesn't understand the word no. Trust me!  Once you've met him, he's impossible to forget!   Did I mention, ruthless?  You don't get to where Jack is now by playing things safe.  His motto? Saying no is not an option, but I'll let you think things are going your way.  

There's no denying that this charming, gorgeous piece of man is beautiful to look at.  Remember there's always a catch!  As Jack doesn't mind telling you, nothing in life is free.  Want to play in his world?  His rules, his choices, and your decision.  Unless he decides that your choices are the wrong ones.  You don't know Jack yet, but believe me, he's unforgettable!


You don’t know Jack, yet.  Once you do he’s impossible to forget.  He’s a ruthless, cold-hearted son of a bitch, and that’s just in the boardroom. Jack is also devilishly handsome, has a magnetic personality, and an ability to make you forget any reason you might have to deny him.

I met him on a whim, a simple woman who wanted the experience of meeting a billionaire for no other reason than to say I’d done so.  To my good fortune, or lack thereof, he saw something in me that piqued his interest.  I was enthralled from the first moment he said my name.


Like I said, you don’t know Jack, yet.  What he wants, he gets, and for some unfathomable reason, he wanted me.  Jack said I was untainted, someone he could mold into his version of perfection.  Before I understood what that meant, it was too late.  When a man like Jack decides you’re his, all you can do is hope to survive the aftermath of whatever plans he has.

 


 
 

 

That smile of his.  How could anyone in the world resist the charm of it?  “All I really want is to get to know you better.”  The thought of him teaching me sent a strange thrill through my body that I didn’t understand.
 
“And you will.  Tell me you’ll let me show you my world.  I promise you won’t regret it.”
 
His eyes met mine and the intensity in that dark blue stare, made me catch my breath.  When his long finger reached up to caress my cheek, I was pretty sure I’d let him do whatever he wanted with me.  I nodded. He kissed me tenderly and the breath I’d been holding expelled on a sigh.  
 
“The things I will show you.” Jack pulled me into his lap and I was so startled that I froze.  When he kissed me again though, I couldn’t object. 
 
Wrapping my arms around his neck I surrendered to that kiss.  The rest of the world faded to black and he opened my mind to passion.  I didn’t want to let go and apparently he didn’t either since his arms snaked around my waist holding me tightly.
 
I felt the press of his erection against my bottom, and it terrified and excited me at the same time.  Stiffening in his hold, I felt him release me.  “You make me feel things I shouldn’t.”  He lifted me off his lap and placed me carefully beside him in the seat.
 
I didn’t know how to rationalize his words, because I was still dealing with the shock of knowing he wanted me that way.  It was pretty heady.  This gorgeous man being turned on by my kiss?  I kept my eyes lowered and felt my cheeks burn.
 
“So incredibly untainted.” His soft growl did something to my body I couldn’t express.  Jack reached out his hand to a button that lowered the partition window from the driver.  “To the yacht, now!”
 
The way he talked to Dante was so demeaning that I found it hard to resonate the demanding man with the one that had kissed me so tenderly.   Jack Duncan was a very confusing man.
 
The tick in his jaw showed that he was angry, and I wasn’t sure why.  “Did I do something wrong?” The thought of disappointing him didn’t sit well with me, and I felt really insecure.  Maybe he didn’t like the way I kissed?
 
“Little one the only thing wrong is I want to make love to you and I don’t think you’re ready for me yet.” He chuckled and shook his head.  “Forgive me?”
 
I know people say you should be professional when discussing your background, but that's just not who I am in real life.  I'm a mother, wife, and author. Readers, I consider my friends, because you're sharing my imagination and that makes us closer than just two strangers!  I have always felt that I don't write a story as much as it writes me.  Characters consume my mind until I get so tired of listening to them in my head, I put them down on paper (computer would be more accurate these days).
 
I started publishing books in 2009, because honestly I was tired of keeping these stories to myself.  I was working as a Respiratory Therapist in 2008 when I was laid off, and I had tons of free time.  My youngest son was still at home in those days, so when he napped I'd write.  My husband and I made the conscious decision that I wouldn't go back to work until he started school.  Then the writing career took off.  I was making a better living staying home writing books, so I never returned to the workforce.  These days I do what I love, and have time to do all the things with my kids that a working parent normally can't.  It's been a huge blessing!  
 
Keep up with me on any of my social media links, I promise I'll return the favor!
 
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Baby, Trust Me!  YOU DON'T KNOW JACK!
Baby, Trust Me! YOU DON'T KNOW JACK!
Bought for Love
Bought for Love
 
 
Are you ready?  On May 22nd Jack will make his debut into the world.  He's looking for sexy book bloggers to share his story and doesn't like taking no for an answer!  If Alpha Male/Virgin Romance is your idea of a great read, then you're just what he's looking for.  A quick warning though, Jack doesn't hold anything back, so get ready for a steamy read!  That's right.  Bought for Love is meant for those old enough to handle his, shall we say, unique charm?  Sign up now for an insider look of the world of Jack here: http://bit.ly/DONTKNOWJACK
 
Jack doesn't make things easy, but we will.  Bloggers that become part of his tour will be sent all the material they need included the formatted html version.  Of course unlike Jack, we know that some bloggers enjoy making their own versions of posts, and that's fine.  Either way, we are very excited to share with you the new debut book in the YOU DON'T KNOW JACK, series!  I can't emphasize enough that this is an adult book series and there are some elements of BDSM in the first release.  
 
 
The Blurb
 
You don’t know Jack, yet.  Once you do he’s impossible to forget.  He’s a ruthless, cold-hearted son of a bitch, and that’s just in the boardroom. Jack is also devilishly handsome, has a magnetic personality, and an ability to make you forget any reason you might have to deny him.
 
 I met him on a whim, a simple woman who wanted the experience of meeting a billionaire for no other reason than to say I’d done so.  To my good fortune, or lack thereof, he saw something in me that piqued his interest.  I was enthralled from the first moment he said my name.
 
 
Like I said, you don’t know Jack, yet.  What he wants, he gets, and for some unfathomable reason, he wanted me.  Jack said I was untainted, someone he could mold into his version of perfection.  Before I understood what that meant, it was too late.  When a man like Jack decides you’re his, all you can do is hope to survive the aftermath of whatever plans he has.

Read the first chapter here:  http://bit.ly/JackPeek

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Release Day: Consumed (Book 3) Fantasy's Bar & Grill

 

 

 
 
 

Miles prepares for a fantasy that is just as much his own as the woman who desired it.  Can a virgin understand the concept of a sexual fantasy, and will Miles find he’s not as professional as he thought when living out a desire he’s had for a long time?  Amber may look like a little pixie doll but she’s been waiting on this experience for a lifetime.

Samson and Zoey are dealing with issues in their complicated relationship and things are reaching her tolerance level.  Will she be strong enough to deal with any scenario that Samson throws her way, or decide that having him isn’t worth the limits he pushes her past?

 

Leon helped Leif discover that there was more to sexuality than just heterosexual love, but can he take the next step and accept the relationship Leon craves for them to have?  What happens when all your boundaries are exceeded?
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
He held the door and I walked down the long hall to the elevator.  When I finally reached the top floor, I quickly made my way to Miles’s door.  He answered himself so I assumed he gave his servant the night off.  Being embraced in his arms gave me even more confidence, and I returned it quickly.
 
“Amber’s in the restroom, a little attack of nerves I think.” He looked worried, and my thoughts about what I was going to deal with suddenly disappeared at his concern.  I knew this was something he wanted, and I hoped she wasn’t having second thoughts. I know, that was very generous of me. 
 
“Should I go talk to her?” Seeing this gorgeous man with that frown on his face was not making me happy.
 
“I know it’s asking a lot but would you?  No idea what goes on in a woman’s mind before something like this.”  I gave a subtle nod, and walked back to talk to her.  I could only imagine what she was feeling right now and that made me have a little pity.
 
Knocking on the door, I waited for what seemed like forever before she answered.  It didn’t take long to figure out that she was terrified.  Any thoughts of animosity I had against this woman evaporated. I pulled her into a tight hug.  “Everything will be fine.” Hell, she was shaking like a leaf and it was hard not to have a little human compassion.
 
“What if it’s not?  I mean I obviously suck at this or I wouldn’t be paying for someone to do the deed.  Maybe this was just a stupid idea.” She was clinging to me and my heart seriously just bled for her.
 
“You don’t suck at anything hon, you just haven’t experienced it yet.  Miles doesn’t expect you to do anything except enjoy yourself.  So don’t worry about it. All you have to do here tonight is let him take the lead.”  I pulled back so I could read her face and smiled warmly.  “Besides I’ll be here with you and I promise that nothing that you don’t want to happen will even be thought of.”
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Why Boxed Sets Are a Great Idea!

5 Nights: Sinful Delights Boxed Set - Michelle Hughes

5 Nights Cover

5 Nights - Top #100 in New Adult/College for Three Months

 

Creating a boxed set may have been one of the best decisions I've ever made.  For the last three months that little set above has been in the top #100 of New Adult/College and Romance Anthologies.  All of this books were ones that had seen their day in the sun individually and were starting to lose traction on their own, but bringing them to life was easy when I put them in the set.  I did offer something that I found lacking in other bundle book sets, these were full length stand alones.

 

Other authors told me it was a mistake to bundle, but as per my normal motto, I did what I felt would work for me.  The set made it to the top #80 overall on Amazon, so I think I'll call that a win!  Was I making a ton of money selling the books this way?  Depends on what you call a ton.  The first month it released I pulled in a $18,000.00 paycheck. Granted that type of forward momentum couldn't last, but in the last two months I've managed to make $6,000.00 and then the fall to $4,000.00 but hey that's a decent payday for three months and has allowed me a little more freedom to write without worrying if I was going to survive on book sales.  

 

The idea with pricing a book/bundle at 99¢ is numbers.  Obviously if you don't sell a score of books, you won't get the payout.  It was a shot in the dark idea, that paid off.  I think some of the craziest ideas we have as authors usually do pay off.  I'm a big watcher of what's trending on Amazon.  There's not a day that goes by that I don't look at the top 100 bestselling books in my genre.  When I decided to do the book bundle, that's what was trending.  Granted you want to be the ones setting the trend, but sometimes you have to just go with what someone else has already figured out.  I don't look at the free bestsellers, only the paid, because that's where you want to be.

 

On this free idea.  I don't do it.  I've tried it before, for one book series it worked, but on a whole I think the free scenario is a waste of time.  I'm sure there are authors out there that will call me out saying that it helped them, it just didn't do the trick for me.  I look at that from a readers perspective.  If I have a budget for the month and don't want to get the best books, THEN I will look at the free ones.  When I think quality, I think about paying for what I get.  Instead of going free I will kick off a series with 99¢.  Depending on the length of the book, I'll keep it at that price for anything under 180 pages.  That's a personal thing for me.  I won't pay more than that amount for a book with less than 180 pages.

 

On to higher priced eBooks.  I'll tell you write now, I'm not paying more than $2.99 for an ebook unless it comes highly recommended from people I really trust.  Which is another friend that's read the book and won't shut up talking about it, so I have to make myself pay the higher cost.  Believe me I don't discriminate either.  You could be J.R. Ward and unless friends are screaming about your book, my stingy little fingers aren't clicking.  I guess you can say I've been trained by reading tons of crap and paying an outrageous amount for an ebook that should have been free in the first place.  Since throwing my Kindle into the fire really isn't an option, I'm going to make sure if I pay $9.99 on an ebook that it's worth my time.

 

Did I mention I get a little over exuberant when it comes to books I read?  If I waste less than a dollar and hate it, I can live with that.  But ten bucks?  That's the price of a starbucks coffee and bananna bread, so you better be writing pure gold charging that price! A girl has got to have her standards!  So yeah, keep that book at under $3.00 and I'll buy what you're selling without wanting to smack you upside the head if I hate the book.

 

The boxed set was a great idea for me, and I think we're going to see more trending in that area for the rest of 2014.  People aren't making a ton of money right now, and they still want to be entertained.  Let's not forget that impulse buys are much easier for the reader when they start at lower prices.  As a girl who reads about four books a week, I know I'm more apt to purchase something new by someone I don't know if they keep it a price I don't mind paying.  Just my two cents worth of advice for the day.  Use it as you will!

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Welcome to Fantasy's Bar & Grill - Seduced

 

 Seduced cover

 
 
            *Warning Sexual Content*

After losing her paralegal job for refusing to sleep with her boss, Zoey Summers is blacklisted from every law firm in New York. Fantasy's Bar & Grill is the last chance she has to work in the field. The owners of Fantasy's are notorious bad boy billionaires with deviant pursuits of pleasure that keep the paparazzi and lifestyle pages brimming with their exploits. When she discovers during the interview that they need her services for creating contracts for sexual fantasies, her eyes are opened to what’s really made the club the most sought after exclusive private membership that money can buy.

Zoey has sworn off sex after her past negative experience and is the last person who should be hired to negotiate pleasure, but a job is a job. Working for four of the sexiest billionaires in the city has its perks, but what happens when her new bosses offer her the chance to explore her own repressed sexuality?

Welcome to Fantasy's Bar & Grill, where the service is hotter than anything you could order from the menu. Your pleasure is our desire.

Seduced is book one in the Fantasy’s Bar and Grill Series
 
 
 

 

Purchase on:  Amazon  Barnes & Nobles 

 

 


Excerpt

“At Fantasy’s we offer something besides the socializing opportunities afforded to a bar.  We deal in pleasure, Ms. Summers.  Our clients are chosen by interview and only a few can afford the services we provide.”

 
The first red flag went up at his words and immediately I assumed prostitution.  “Is what you’re doing here legal?”  Please let it be legal, I thought to myself.  I really needed this job but my obvious feeling was there would be no need for confidentiality if the services provided were accepted under the law.
 
“I can see by the look on your face what you’re thinking, Ms. Summer.  But you’re wrong.  What we offer at Fantasy’s is perfectly legal and no we’re not pimps.”  Samson chuckled warmly and again I was hit with that overwhelming sense of desire that shocked me to my core.
 
“Then perhaps you need to explain what it is you do offer?”  Dear lord, I wanted to find out if those full lips felt as good as they looked speaking.  My libido was definitely out of control, a first for me.  Rachel was sitting in the chair being as quiet as I’d ever seen her.  Obviously she felt a little uncomfortable in his presence.
 
“While we do offer a version of sexual fantasy, the people that pay for our services don’t pay for sex.”  His beautiful lips lifted in a smirk.  “Of course if our clients decide to take it further, that’s at their discretion and we can’t be held accountable for those actions.”
This was throwing up another red flag.  The call girl services in town were able to fly under the radar by calling themselves a dating industry, but everyone knew what really happened behind closed doors.  “Perhaps you’d explain the sexual fantasies you offer.”  Before I got up and walked out that door hating myself for turning down such a great financial opportunity.
 
“To put it bluntly, whatever fantasy the client chooses.  BDSM, scenes from a romance novel, cowboys, Indians, Harem scenes, you name it and we bring their desires to life.  We have decorators that arrange the scene rooms, and I guess you could call them actors or actresses that help them live out the dream.”

 

 
 
 
 

Michelle lives in Alabama with her husband and four children.  As a former singer/songwriter, she began writing after leaving a successful career in music to raise her family.   Her love of romance began early in life when she use to “borrow” her grandmothers Harlequin romance novels.  When she began penning her own books she wanted to take those happily-ever-stories and spice them up with contemporary elements. 

Those who know her in real life say that she’s Betty Crocker when it comes to her home life and a deviant diva when it comes to her work.  There’s a hidden sex goddess in all of us, and Michelle enjoys sharing her fantasies with readers who enjoy a little extra spice in their reading adventures.


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