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Cupid’s Secrets

Cupid's-Secrets-TN-350It’s that time again! The folks over at KINKLECTIC have pulled together another great Holiday-themed bundle. There are thirteen (13) sexy to sweet, romantic to erotic, short stories to tickle your kinky fancy this Valentine’s Day. Take a peek at the offerings:

I Hate You, Cupid by Heather Cole

DESCRIPTION: It’s Valentine’s Day and Soledad, a librarian with a secret past, is trying to summon the courage to tell her vampire best friend that she has a crush. Cupid visits Soledad and makes a dangerous proposition, offering her an arrow of love if she aids him. Will Soledad help Cupid and win the heart of her favorite vampire?

The first story of Annie and Soledad can be found in the KINKLECTIC anthology, Secret Lives, or on Heather Cole’s Amazon Author Page in Dangerous Seduction.

Cupid’s Arrow by Meg Cooper

DESCRIPTION: When Dawn is hit by Cupid’s arrow, she’s astonished to see an honest-to-love-god arrow sticking out of her. Her trauma surgeon blind date Matt springs to her aid, planning for a thorough examination.

Pinkie Promises by Jane Danger

DESCRIPTION: Delilah Limite’s wedding planning business is thriving, in spite of her recent devastating break-up. Without good friends by her side, she’s sure she’d be sullen and depressed.

Before she knows what’s happening, she is enlisted to plan one of her friend’s weddings. As if that weren’t enough, the marriage will take place on Valentine’s Day – only one month away. Lucky for her, a florist has already been arranged. The only problem is, he’s wickedly handsome and decidedly single. Delilah doesn’t know whether to steer clear of him or trust her heart and hope it won’t fail her again.

Is true love in the cards for Delilah or has her commitment to spinsterhood clouded her judgment?

Waiting for Cupid by Caia Fox

DESCRIPTION: Sometimes it seems like Cupid has passed you by on Valentine’s Day. But once he finds a guy to warm your heart and your bottom, February can be hotter than July.

Horngry by Troy King

DESCRIPTION: Cupid’s arrows have a mythological ability to make people fall in love.  The truth, however, is far his arrows are far more dangerous, as Diana is about to find out.  The Roman God of Love is on the hunt tonight and his target will be tougher to bag than he thought.

Cops & Robbers by Fallen Kittie

DESCRIPTION: A cop slams some streetwise parolees between the sheets—and between her too. Her badge beats Cupid’s arrows.

Falling for Cupid by Christin Lovell

DESCRIPTION: Cupid Valentine, a.k.a. Coop, is the worst divorce attorney in the entire Southeast. Ninety-eight percent of his clients reconcile before the gavel hits the block. He’s dedicated his life to love; yet he’s never experienced it for himself…until Daisy.

Plus size Daisy and her best friend, Brad, made a pact when they were younger: if they weren’t married by thirty, they’d marry each other. Two years later, they’ve learned that love has many forms, and a passionate love is needed to have a fulfilling relationship.

The pair confounds Coop. His job has always been to repair relationships, but what happens when he suddenly finds himself rooting for the opposite of all he stands for? He does what any smart Cupid would do and flies away. But you can only escape Cupid’s arrow for so long, even if you happen to be Cupid.

Two Gods Walk Into a Bar by Audrey Lusk

DESCRIPTION: Karen, a psyche major and student of human nature doesn’t know what to make of the man claiming to be Cupid – or rather, Eros – in a dive bar on Valentine’s Day. The night just gets weirder when an even less predictable deity joins the party.

Candy’s Cupid by Ruby Madden

DESCRIPTION: Candy is a hardworking attorney that has next to no social life. Her friend has taken drastic steps to help her out since Candy is flirting with the idea of starting an affair with a married man.

Help comes in the form of Casey, called and nick-named Cupid, by his friends and clients. As an escort, he plays by the rules, providing company for his clients, truly only wining and dining them, and leaving the arrangement chaste.

Candy manages to figure out what her friend is up to and decides to push Cupid’s limits. It’s a battle of wills, until the handcuffs come out.

Kiss Me Tender by Ruby Madden

DESCRIPTION: Caitlin and Gabe have each been broken in the last year.

For curvy Caitlin, it was her heart when her spouse and loving partner passed on from a terminal illness. Already a widow and only twenty-three years old. Seeking a way to mourn privately, she decides to move from her small hometown and spend a year elsewhere, seeking peace and quiet, so she can recover.

Gabe has just finally gotten the green-light from his doctor. Since his car accident from a year ago, resulting in a near-paralyzing injury, he’s worked hard and tirelessly to recover physically. Now that he has the okay to pursue his need for sexual intimacy and relations, he is eager and hungry to find a new lover.

Having met right before the Holidays, they each have to better understand the other’s recent challenges, before their own love can take bloom. Will Valentine’s Day be romantic and exciting, or is Caitlin’s heart still in the past, with her deceased spouse?

Couple’s Skate by A. Regina Cantatis

DESCRIPTION: Larry Szymanski is a pro hockey player who wants to break into show business, so he takes the most logical first step he can think of: joining a reality TV show. “Life Swap” pairs people from very different worlds, giving them two weeks to explore each other’s lifestyles to hilarious and (occasionally romantic) effect. Larry hopes he’ll be paired with a pretty young woman, but what he gets is a pretty young man: out-and-proud figure skater Jimmy DeVere. The partnership might work out all right if Larry can break him quickly, but Jimmy is tougher than any human has a right to be. And he wants something from Larry.

Love in the Wild by Twyla Turner

DESCRIPTION: Love is a beautiful and insecure curvy woman. She’s been alone her entire life, being abandoned by her parents when she was born. Gunnar and Ryker are two men that have loved her from afar for months. But the men aren’t exactly what they seem. Stuck at work on Valentine’s Day, Love is depressed and truly feeling the deep pang of loneliness that only the Hallmark holiday can bring. Little does she know, she’s about to have the best Valentine’s Day of her life.

Waiting for You by Lydia Young

DESCRIPTION: When the gorgeous Jonathan England shows up at her goodbye happy hour, Etta Coleridge is as shocked as everyone else. Her former boss never seemed to have time for anything but work, but all work and no play makes Jonny a dull boy. And as Etta soon realizes, Jonathan England is anything but dull.

 

Be sure to put this on your GoodReads shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24798888-cupid-s-secrets?ac=1

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This holiday bundle is exclusive to Amazon and can be bought or borrowed (KU). For only $0.99, it’s a steal!

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Currently, we have a FaceBook launch party going with a slew of great authors who will be hosting the main event on this upcoming Sat, 2/7 at this link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kinklectic/1536306553276453

We’d love for you to join! There are lots of prizes and an eclectic variety of authors. See you at the party. 🙂

Have a sexy and loving Valentine’s Day!

Ruby Madden

 

Holiday Gems: Six Sexy Stories by KINKLECTIC

It’s always a pleasure to guest-blog for KD Grace and I’m grateful each time I get to contribute. I’m here again, this time to share some of my recentHolidayGems-STAR-2 endeavors, both solo and with a group of eclectic writers.

I don’t know about you, but I love the Holiday season. I’m blessed with a wonderful family and we often prioritize the Holidays as a time of year to take time off from life and work, and typically converge upon a location somewhere along the West Coast. Coming from a large family (I’m one of five siblings, the oldest), it gets very festive. Along with our Irish and British heritage, ample amounts of liquor and spirits are imbibed and we are not shy about eating ourselves silly. We play games, see movies, stay up to the wee hours of the morning talking and genuinely enjoy one another’s company.

For this reason, amongst others, the Holiday season is pretty much a magical experience for me, surrounded by those who I love most on this lovely planet.

Last year, we enjoyed a sunny Christmas in San Diego and the year prior, a yummy Thanksgiving in Portland. A decade ago, we disappeared to Lake Tahoe for some snow-boarding and skiing, another year, we were on the Oregon Coast in a large house-share, enjoying the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific NW’s scenic beauty. Next year, we’re contemplating a Thanksgiving in San Francisco.

Then, it might not surprise you that I love to write short-stories that center around a holiday theme. This year, I’ve been unusually ambitious. Along with a talented and eclectic group of erotic and romance fiction authors, we pulled together a collection of holiday short stories. Six, to be exact and two of which, are mine. With plenty of fantasy, naughty bits and even some romance, I’m sure that they will hit a sweet-spot or two! *evil-grin*

Have a look!

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Mistress Klaus by Ruby Madden

Contrary to what most believe, it is Mistress Klaus who runs the show at the North Pole. Not Santa Claus, but Mistress Klaus… Nonetheless, she still needs a partner. A man to call her own. A partner who can serve her in more ways than one…

Office Party by Troy King

Rebecca and John have had their fair share of erotic adventures, but their very first time exploring their wilder sides came at the company Christmas party. While executives yammered on and everyone got bored, Rebecca and John expanded their horizons.

Holiday-GEMS-Promo_PROMO-4The Professor’s Pleasures: Merry Xmas by Fallen Kittie

A sexy interlude between a student and Professor, then and now…

A Hysteric New Year by Audrey Lusk

Wherein an inventor has found a way to use his latest marvel the same way most do – for sex. A hot ménage romance in a not-quite-steampunk fantasy Victorian setting.

The Winter Dream by Lydia Young

After her brush with death, Jolie Paget’s world tumbles into madness and dreams. On the longest night of winter, she must confront the chaos…and the man who haunts her sleep. But will she be able to emerge from it with her mind and heart in one piece?

Santa’s Gift by Ruby Madden

Sally has nearly finished her PhD and is on vacation for the Holidays in sunny San Diego when she spies a tall, sexy man lounging across the pool. She’s recently dumped her boyfriend of three years and hasn’t had a ‘decent lay’ in as many. She makes a bold move, and picks up Rain, hoping for a one-night stand. Much to her surprise, Rain expects to be paid for his unique skills. Will Sally deny herself some much needed carnal pleasure or indulge in Rain’s expert, hand’s-on TLC and sensual care?

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The collection will only be $0.99 through the Holidays (1/7/15) and is also eligible for the KU (KindleUnlimited) borrow program. It is available exclusively at Amazon.

My two short stories, Mistress Klaus and Santa’s Gift will be also be sold separately as stand-alones and are also exclusive to Amazon and the KU borrow program.

Buy Holiday Gems Here:

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For fun, here are some snippets from my two stories:

SANTA’S GIFT

This was really happening. And fast. This man was all eyes for me and the vodka tonics were hitting me hard.Santa's-Gift-1

“What’cha reading on your eReader?” Rain asked.

I was stunned that he’d noticed. This confirmed that he’d been watching me before I had come over to meet him. “Oh, just something silly. Girl stuff.”

“Girl stuff? You mean erotica? Or romance?” He teased.

I shook my head and wondered if there was any chance that I could feel any more awkward than I already was. I just knew that my expressive face revealed my nervousness.

“Erotic romance, if the genre must be clarified.”

“Awh,” he said, his amusement at my expense was somewhat endearing. His eyes danced with delight at my embarrassment. “Nothing to be ashamed of. Sex is the greatest pleasure in life.”

“For some,” I quipped quickly, regretting it as soon as I said it.

He tilted his face at me, and looked at me as if he knew exactly what I was referring to. “Sorry to hear it.”

Whatever awkwardness in what I’d just revealed must have been plain as day on my face because what he said next, blew my mind.

“Maybe I can change that?”

He was so bold. So direct.

Old me would have been offended. New me was hundreds of miles away from home on vacation. New me had just dumped her long-term boyfriend. New me was horny as all hell.

 

Buy Santa’s Gift Here:

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MISTRESS KLAUS

It had already been a twelve hour day, but that wouldn’t stop her or her workaholic elf team from continuing to work. It was peak season and with
less than four days until the big day, it was all-hands-on-deck, twenty-four hours a day. Each elf working twelve hour shifts and then some more, if they chose to.

“Speaking of breaks, I think I need one too…” she sighed and made her way to the break-room to get some coffee.MistressKlaus-BC-+-Jasper-Med

While she doctored the warm mug of liquid energy, adding a dash of nutmeg, she quickly got lost in her lusty thoughts. Rather than working, she wanted to read.

Read erotica, that is.

This year, they’d sent out more erotic romance books than ever before. In fact, each year, they’d seen a steady increase of this particular gift request for the horny adults of Earth celebrating the holidays. It just so happened that Mistress Klaus had long since developed an eBook habit to all the many erotic and romantic fiction titles. It didn’t help matters that they were available in abundance online.

They gave her all sorts of naughty ideas…

Ones that she could play out with her very own submissive and naughty consort, Jasper.

 

Buy Mistress Klaus Here:

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Lastly but most importantly, Mistress Klaus has a gift for you! 
The link expires Sunday so grab your copy soon.
Happy Holidays!  
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Happy Reading & Merry Holidays!

Warm Wishes,

Ruby Madden

 

What’s a Thunderclap Campaign? Ruby Madden Can Tell You

More or less, it’s a shout-out. Of a good kind.

It’s you, using FaceBook, Twitter, tumblr or whatever social media tool you enjoy – to share that you support something. In my case, it’s being used to build momentum for several releases I’ve had recently and an upcoming release on 3rd October.

If you’ve enjoyed my writing, are simply curious, just enjoy tweeting or like to support erotic/romance fiction writers in general, may I be so bold as to ask for your help? Click here: Ruby Madden’s ThunderClap  https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/16065-one-two-three

If I get 100 people willing to participate, then my thunderclap will resound far and wide via social media on 3rd October. Like lightning striking, it’s a way to ‘boost the signal’, generate interest, engage new readers and share. Currently, I have 19 supporters. I need 81 more!!

I’ve never done this type of campaign before, so I’m a ThunderClap *virgin* and yes, that would be about the only thing I’m a virgin of….
I’m calling it my One-Two-Three (1-2-3!) Campaign due to following THREE releases…

 

 


Ruby Madden ThunderClap Campaign 2Part 1: Queen’s Pets

DESCRIPTION: Celia Shay’s lifestyle is truly unique. She lives a life of plush comfort and full care as a kept human ‘pet’. A term of affection in the BDSM and kink community for when a Mistress or Master chooses to ‘own’, train and ‘collar’ a submissive person in exchange for their complete service, devotion and love.

Celia’s ‘owner’ is a Mistress, the Queen, as she is known in the kink community and world. A Mistress of royal descent who moved to the States over a decade ago to escape her country’s political turmoil.

Celia is one of three female ‘kitten’ human-pets and one male ‘puppy’ human-pet. Each week is a semi-adventure in the Queen’s Castle, the sprawling mansion-like home that they all live in.

LINKS: AMZN U.S. & AMZN U.K. (KindleUnlimited eligible in the U.S.)

 


Ruby Madden ThunderClap Campaign 1Part 2: Mistress Cherry

DESCRIPTION: A novella, told in parts, about erotic control in the Emerald City, Seattle.
“Ethan, this is my favorite moment, before all of my other favorite moments are created with a new client. You are my work of art, mine to possess, sculpt, mend, bend, and make beg for mercy. You will adore worshiping, pleasing and serving me.” ~ Mistress

The story continues… Ethan is claimed, collared and bound into willing chastity by his Mistress. Cherry engages and frolics with another potential long-term play-mate to add to their dynamic. Will Ethan agree to the menage and cuckolding she is angling their erotic entanglement towards?

LINKS: AMZN U.S., AMZN U.K., KOBO, PLAY

 

 

Ruby Madden ThunderClap Campaign 3Part 3: Master’s Maids

DESCRIPTION: Twenty-something Celeste is just a simple person, trying to make ends meet working as a maid for the wealthy and powerful. Recently unemployed with rent coming due, she seeks employment through a maid-services agency and gratefully agrees to a unique and well-paying job that requires a signed contract arrangement.

Her life changes forever when welcomed into Cardiff Manor, the private estate and residence of Master Cardiff. Her work requirements are highly unique as well as very erotic. Firm boundaries established when and how interaction occurs between Master and maid, while room for erotic frolicking and exploration with the other maids under Master Cardiff’s employ are encouraged.

Celeste finds that satisfying the erotic proclivities of her Master are not only intriguing, and eventually sought after, but open her to an entirely different realm and way of living than she had ever dared imagined. Join her as she discovers her submissive nature and is introduced to her growing preference for kinky sex-play.

Pre-Order LINKS: AMZN U.S.& AMZN U.K.

 

Ruby Madden & Curious Readers

It’s my pleasure to welcome the lovely Ruby Madden to A Hopeful Romantic for the first time ever, but hopefully not the last.  Are you curious? Ruby likes you that way. 

Curiouser & Curiouser…

Ruby Madden cover imageI rely a great deal on the curiosity of readers when it comes to what I write. First, it started with my own curiosities needing an outlet and expression. Over the last two years, as I’ve had interactions with the writing-reading-publishing community in general, I’ve been thrilled to discover how much I enjoy the interaction, exchange of ideas, support, sharing of successes and the discussion surrounding challenges.

I’m never bored. Ever. Which is part of the thrill of writing in this particular genre – erotic fiction.

My stories focus on the journey, exploration and the growth a character (or more accurately, a cast of characters) embraces when experiencing new erotic pursuits. Typically, carnal and lustful need is the focus and then I weave in the emotional inter-play of how we, as human beings, sexually interrelate with one another. Our exploration of desire.

I enjoy exploring group dynamics such as threesomes, menages (menage-a-trois), orgies and ‘open’ or casual relations amongst sex-play partners. Also, the challenges that can come into play when there might be a bit of jealousy or rivalry. In this, my characters seek to explore learning maturity, boundaries, and being adults who respect other’s boundaries and right of sexual self-expression and experience.

In Toy Box: San Francisco (a West Coast Erotica stand-alone novelette series), I explore the world of initiating sexual interaction online, via the internet. The two primary characters, Cassandra and Ryan, come from two entirely different worlds. Cassandra was raised and lives in the San Francisco, Bay area. She is a Stanford graduate, and a successful businesswoman. Ryan lives in Santa Barbara, was raised in Southern California, and is a successful, albeit now-retired, pro Soccer player.

Cassandra is growing out of her comfort range of only have short-term and/or strictly carnal & sexual involvements initiated with men online. Men whom she introduces to her toy-box. A risk-taker in the business realm and bedroom, she’s never quite met her match. Until now.

Ryan is tired of being perceived solely as a jock and a ‘player’. Having grown bored of the women he typically meets and interacts with in the sport world, he’s seeking to know thyself better and has sought the guidance of a therapist who helps him navigate the next phase of his life and what he seeks from it. In this, he discovers he is seeking a partner and life companion.

Nonetheless, they’re both up to their usual tricks and meet online. What happens next? Will they be able to lure one another outside of their usual comfort zones?

 

EXCERPT:

{ CASSANDRA }

Home from work, I was sitting in my PJ’s on my sofa, laptop on my lap and peering at Ryan’s pics again. My fingers flew across the keyboard.

Me: If I were to masturbate, while thinking of you, your face and that sexy bod… what would you hope I’d do to enjoy myself? Thoughtful response, please. This will actually happen when I get a reply…

I included a picture of my toy-box, a beautiful hand-carved wooden piece that I’d been given as a gift in India while there for business.

I’m sure they had no idea what good use I would put it to when I returned home. The executive who’d given it to me had explained that the type of wood it was made from benefited from being touched and caressed by human hands as the oil from the skin helped to maintain the color and texture of the wood over time. He had rubbed his hand over the lid, while smiling at me.

The gesture was sincere and innocent. True gratitude for the contract I’d helped them with which meant more business to their company than they’d dare dreamed possible.

I’d smiled and known instantly what I would use it for. Of course, he thought I would use it for something far less naughty and imaginative. Say, for tea. And although tea bags would look absolutely scrumptious in just such a container, my collection of sex-toys would look better.

I love my sex-toy collection.

I invested in my toys like anything else, with a lot of thought and with a goal of acquiring the best. This meant designs that were both useful, practical and elegant. Materials that would last with proper care and were ‘insertion-friendly’. Toys that had aesthetic appeal, excellent functional purpose, and made sex-play with new lovers even more fun.

Men’s reactions to my Toy Box ranged from enthusiastic delight to offended confusion. It just depended on their exposure, curiosity and experience.

 

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iBooks: Link to Come

 

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