Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday's New Releases

Changeling Press has a new batch of hot reads. Go ahead, it's okay to take the heat...

by Silvia Violet

A stag and a vampire united in wedded bliss? Only if they can stop a killer first.

by Kate Hill
A flogger-wielding Disciplinarian and a former sex demon heat up the Alaskan wilderness.

by Jonathan Wright

Sleen owns Deel, and he's not about to give her up. How far will Brady go to make her his own?

by Sarah Barimen

Neola never knows when her werewolf lover will pounce next, but she loves being hunted!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday's Words to Inspire: Stories

"Tell me a fact and I'll learn. Tell me a truth and I'll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever." 

~ Karen Benz Scarvie

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday's News and Updates

Hi, All! Here's what's up in my neck of the soggy woods this week:

  • Make sure to stop by Total E-Bound and check out all that's new, including their VIP memberships - where you'll be able to purchase and download your favorite TEB new releases - sometimes up to a month before the general release!

  • Changeling Press is stirring up pots of sexy goodness. Last weekend, on their Yahoo Group, Flash Fiction flew rampant, and some naughty little snippets were they. Join in and catch up on what you've been missing. Not to mention the hot stories yet to come...

Have a great week, and I'll see you tomorrow!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday's Here

Good morning all on this last Monday in August. I love how summer's moving on out - how about you? 

If you've missed the past few Monday's, here's what's going on... Total E-Bound is doing some awesome stuff with their release dates, mostly a huge bonus of pre-ordering AND receiving books if you're a VIP member. I won't be listing "new" releases until their general release dates return around mid-September, but it doesn't mean there isn't new love out there.

Go to Total E-Bound's VIP info page and see what new goodies you can download today!

Have a happy Monday, and I'll see you guys tomorrow

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sexy Picture Day - Prince Rennick and Serena

I looked long and hard, and love this picture to depict the lovers in my new release, Forever Wicked: Serena's Prince. Enjoy the short excerpt that follows. ;-)

Forever Wicked: Serena's Prince
by Ayla Ruse
Brand new release at Changeling Press - get your copy today!
A frog, a curse and a broken promise. Sometimes punishment can be its own reward.


“Serena, I know what you need.” He placed his knee on the bed as he spoke and ran his hand through her hair, his palm easily cupping the back of her head. She offered no resistance, and his cock twitched under the sheet around his hips. But even though she physically wasn’t pulling away, he knew her clever mind worked hard and fast, and he enjoyed their play.

“But, you don’t know what I need,” she told him. “All you’ve seen me do is touch myself. I’m sure everybody does something wicked when they’re alone, so there’s no way you’d know what I need.” She harrumphed. “Who are you to tell me, anyway? I’ve had too many men lately who think the same way. You’re no different.”

He tilted her head back and spoke in a firm voice. “Serena, do not argue with me. Do not compare me to any other. I am Prince Rennick, your lord for tonight, and you will do as I say.”

She didn’t move and he smiled inwardly, approving of how she already bent to his will, even if she didn’t see it yet. As her eyes went wide, he gave into his desires and lowered his head to meet her lips.

*sigh* I love Prince Rennick. 
Have a great Saturday,

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday's Releases - Including Mine!

Today is that fabulous day Changeling Press gives you brand new, sexy reads. I'm super excited because today is also the day my latest story is available. I'm sandwiched with some super-terrific stories, so you can't go wrong when you pick up your tales today! Oh, don't forget, if you checked out my blog post from Tuesday, you can use the Discount Code INSIDER082012 to get 10% off the new books!!

by Ayla Ruse

A frog, a curse and a broken promise. Sometimes punishment can be its own reward.

*Look to the side bar, on the Serena's Prince page, to read an excerpt*

by Mychael Black

Sometimes victory requires risking everything -- even those you love.

by Ashlynn Monroe

LaJesa must team up with an Earth soldier to rescue the consort -- without killing each other!

by Melyssa Jay 
Sir demands complete submission. But sometimes she breaks the rules.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday's Words to Inspire: Feelings

Now this makes sense to me:

"It's better to write about things you feel than about things you know about."
~ L. P. Hartley

Want more? Well, today you get a bonus quote. Swing by Total E-Bound's Hitting the Hot Spot. I've posted a very interesting quote from L. P. Hartley, where he quite sensuously links plotting and sex.

Have a great hump-day, and don't forget to join me tomorrow where my excitement will spill over with my latest new release! See you then!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday's News and Updates

Here's my laundry list for this week!

  • Check out Total E-Bound's site if you haven't lately. So much is going on over there. Look at the banners across the top of their page. You can now go straight to a specific theme to choose your books. Also notice the special announcement for VIP members. Early books and discounts galore!

  • Every Monday, Changeling Press issues the Changeling Insider. This is a sneak peek of the week's upcoming new releases. As a special treat, there is always a discount code on these very special books. To sign up to get your own inside information, you have to subscribe - but don't worry, it's easy. (1) Go to  (2) login with your password and username   (3) select Edit Account Information   (4) select "Subscribe Me!"  See, easy-peasy!

  • Speaking of discounts and new releases, I have an upcoming release with Changeling Press this week. Forever Wicked: Serena's Prince, is my sexy take on the tale of The Frog Prince.
  • *ahem* My story is also eligible for a new book 10% discount. Enter code INSIDER082012 to receive 10% off!   

Bad Gone Better is now for sale at All Romance E-Books and at Barnes and Noble. If you're store-loyal, now's the time to pick up a copy! 

Take it easy, and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Monday, August 20, 2012

It's Monday

Hello out there! If you caught last Monday's post, I explained about the new going's on at Total E-Bound. If you missed the post, scroll down to take a peek. But, in a nutshell, I won't showcase new releases until next month. You can still pre-order new titles from TEB and get most of the books you want before their general release dates - and at a discount. Head on over to Total E-Bound today to see what's new and in-store for your continued reading pleasures. 

On another note, today I'm blogging over at Castles and Guns. Stop by, say hi, and don't forget your coffee.

Have a great day, and I'll see you back here tomorrow with some new news and updates! 


Sunday, August 19, 2012

New Places to Buy

Having your book turned over to the hands of third-party sellers can be pretty exciting. It's like having a new release all over again. 

In the past few days, one of my books has gone thrid-party, and I'm here to share the exciting news. 

Bad Gone Better is now available from All Romance E-Books and from Barnes and Noble. *squee*

The links to these sites, as well as the blurb and a short excerpt from Bad Gone Better follow. Oh, and even though Bad Gone Better is the second book in the Doppelganger series, it can be read as a stand-alone. 

Thanks for checking this out - now have a great Sunday by picking up a copy of this tale for yourself!

Bad Gone Better

Buy Now from:

A Doppelganger and a Wraith. Hell couldn't make a better match.

Gunner is ready to give up on life. Imprisoned for eternity is not how he'd envisioned returning to the Doppelganger realm. He's been pushed, punished and tortured, but nothing has been able to break him. Until she comes on a three-moon night.

Melanie is a Wraith seeking revenge. She hadn't planned on tangling with Gunner, but he provides what she needs to survive.

Begging for an end, Gunner is startled when the strange king offers freedom, but it comes with a price.
As Melanie searches for her killer and Gunner works toward his freedom, will they discover their paths are heading in the same direction? And is this direction toward something better, or toward the void of darkness neither can seem to elude?


Melanie cocked her head, completely puzzled. "Thomas told me you'd help me seek the Doppelganger Svinchen. I would let you go and you would aid me, or your human twin would have to take your place."

His eyes went large, but she didn't have time for indecision or lies.

"Fine. I'll tell Thomas you refused. I will be back for sustenance, but otherwise I'll leave you be."

She blew her breath downward and lifted herself up. Might as well leave the same way she came in.

"Wait. Hold on," he called. She stared at him, but didn't stop her slow ascent. 
"Damn it, I said wait."

"What purpose would it serve me to wait? I don't have time for games, Gunner."

"No games. I promise." He closed his eyes as if in pain. "Come back here. I'll... I'll help you. I gave my word."

She hesitated. Throughout the realms, it was common knowledge that a Doppelganger's word could never be trusted, but all she'd seen of this man, all Thomas had revealed about him, showed that his humanity overwhelmed his natural desire for chaos.

She returned to the ground.... "Fine," she told him. "I'll free you to help me. When I've had my vengeance on Svinchen, I'll escort you back to Thomas, and he'll grant you whatever you agreed upon."

His shoulders grew stiff as though he didn't want to speak. "Agreed."

"But know this, Doppelganger Gunner." She moved close to him. "Cross me, upset me, disagree with me one time, and I'll remove all your humanity. In a very thorough, painful way." Her voice rose slightly with the last sentence, enough to make him shake his head and squeeze his eyes shut.

"I've given you my word. I won't back down." 


Thanks for reading - I'll see you tomorrow.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saturday's Sexy Picture: Prince Rennick

Okay, so this picture isn't flaunting a naked man. But when I was looking for my "prince," the hero in my upcoming Forever Wicked release of Serena's Prince, this pic snagged my attention and wouldn't let go.

Prince Rennick - a Prince turned frog and temporarily human again - is fighting to save his life as well as teach Serena a thing or two about manners, obedience and the beauty of submission.

I can see him now, as in this picture, watching her. Thinking. Deciding the best way to fulfill both their needs. 

Oh, boy.

I gotta tell you, Serena better watch out...

See if this frog prince gets his happy ending after all in the story, Serena's Prince, out with Changeling Press - August 24. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Sexy Peek Behind the Scenes of Serena's Prince

I am so excited! Next week marks the release of my new book: Serena's Prince. This is the ninth book of the Forever Wicked multi-author series from Changeling Press. The idea behind this series is a different, naughtier, darker take on some of those fairy tales we all know and love - or wish we did.

My tale is a sexy version of The Frog Prince. When Changeling authors were talking about making this new line happen, this particular prince immediately popped into my head. I'm going to share with you a little bit of why...

As you may already know, The Frog Prince tells the story of a girl who loses a golden ball in a pond. A frog retrieves the ball with a promise that she will let him eat at her table, sleep in her bed, etc. She is disgusted and ends up throwing the frog across the room. In an instant, the frog turns into a handsome prince and the two fall into each others arms with love and devotion for their happily ever after.

screech! WTH?

I don't know about you, but every time I read this story, I get upset. I don't care if the prince's curse was supposedly broken when the girl threw him, but after the way she treated him (as a frog), there is no way for me to believe he'd so quickly forgive her (btw, the kissing-a-frog thing was never in the original tale).

Enter the Forever Wicked series.

In my version, I fill in that HUGE gap. Yes, Serena's not been the best hostess to the frog. Yes, she does throw him, but no, he does not declare undying love. At least, not at first. In my story, he's a bit ticked off. As I imagine he would be. And his curse is not so easily broken. 

So now we have a handsome-as-sin prince who still has to break his curse (before he's irreversibly turned into a frog), while teaching the beautiful young Serena a thing or two about manners.

There's a PG13 excerpt on my coming soon page to the right, but here's a little excerpt for the slightly more adventurous - and don't forget to mark it down to grab when it comes out next week!

Serena's Prince
Forever Wicked (#9)
by Ayla Ruse

Parnormal/Erotic/BDSM Romance

(R) Excerpt: 

“And the real Serena is coming out,” he said sarcastically, chuckling. She was not amused. “You are too innocent to understand why I left the bed. I’ve not been with a woman since the curse was put upon me. And I don’t like to rush anything I do.”
“But --“
“Do not interrupt, please.” He stroked her cheek. “I will love your body. I will give you pleasure such as you have never known, but the time will be spent as I dictate.”
“What do you --“
Her words ended on a cry as he twisted one of her nipples. “I asked you not to interrupt, pet. You will do as I say. You will not disobey, or you will be punished. You will not argue, or you will be punished. If I want you to lie here for the next two hours while I stare at you, you will not complain. Am I understood?”
Serena blinked. Was the man insane? “You’ve got to be kidding.”
He popped his hand between her legs, the stinging slap on her pussy at once painful and exciting. “I never kid, Serena. Yes, I will make demands of you, but trust me when I say the rewards will be well worth your obedience.”
His words warred within her. It sounded exciting, but scary. What if he did something she didn’t like? She was about to ask, but he’d moved and was untying her arms. Before she could register what he was about, he pulled her over his lap with her butt thrust up in the air.
“Hey, wait. What are you doing?”
He held one hand on the back of her neck, keeping her upper body pushed down toward the floor.
“You, my darling, are in need of a spanking. You were unkind to me this week, and you’re showing belligerence now. I’ll serve you ten, and you must count them for me.”
“You can’t spank me!” she cried out, indignant that he thought he could do this to her.
He gave her bottom a sharp swat and she yelped, stilling under the unexpected strike.
“That’s better. Have you ever been spanked, Serena?”
“As a child.”
“Good. But just because you grow up doesn’t mean you outgrow the need for discipline from time to time. If you were to be with me, you would understand my word is law. If you disobey, you must be disciplined.”
“But –- hey, what are you doing?” She squirmed as cool air hit the backs of her legs. Before she could take another breath, he’d yanked her gown up her body and down off her head. Her eyes stared at the pool of silk, now a puddle on the floor. Unfortunately, this was not how she’d expected to be naked with the man. She wiggled more, not giving up her attempts to get off his lap.
When he slid his hand over her bottom, however, her traitorous body went pliant over his legs. She couldn’t fight this. She liked the rough feel of his touch. She shifted, and her hip bumped his erection. His sharp intake of air told her he felt it, too. She smiled and tried to rub against him again, but when his hand struck her bottom, all thoughts of seduction fled.
“No, that was one. Say the numbers out loud, please.”
“No, I won’t –-“
He slammed his hand against her again. "You will say the numbers, or I'll continue to spank you until you do. You're to listen to me now, Serena."


This is just a nibble of what goes on between Serena and her handsome prince. Want more? Bookmark Serena's Prince now, and snag a copy for yourself from Changeling Press when it comes out next week! 

Thanks for reading!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday's Changeling Press Releases

Scorching hot reads are available today from Changeling Press!

by Cynthia Sax

Hadrian hasn't dated in centuries. Fortunately for him, bad boys never go out of style.

by Megan Slayer
She's the key to his destiny, if he's willing to embrace a position of power.

by Alice Gaines
His bite marks a woman as the warlord's property. Only, he needs this woman for his own.

by Stephanie Burke

Voyeurism has its punishments... and its rewards.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday's Words to Inspire

Yes, this is off the writing track, but sometimes I like to simply reflect on the life around me. I hope you enjoy this as well.

The Wise Woman's Stone

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.

"I've been thinking," he said, "I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone."

~Author Unknown

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tuesday's News and Updates

Here's what's happening with me this week!

  • I'm working on my promo packages for Serena's Prince. This is the ninth book in the Forever Wicked series, a BDSM take on some of your favorite fairy tales, offered through Changeling Press. It will be available from CP August 24 (but check it out on the 23rd and avoid the crowds). I'll be posting more on this wicked little tale this Friday. 

  • Next  Monday, the 20th, I'll have my regular post over at Castles and Guns. 

  • Total E-Bound is making some great changes. You can now pre-order books, get them before their general release dates, and at a discount! Stop by their site to find out more.

  • On a personal note, school's resumed in our household. Believe it or not, I've been looking forward to this. We are still nutty around here, but now we're nutty with a schedule. I can work with that. 

Have a great week - I'll see you around!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Total E-Bound

Today, and for the next few weeks, you won't see any "new" releases on my page here from Total E-Bound. Are there new releases? Yes, but TEB is doing something terrific and as a result, there will be a few changes.

In an effort to make their general release dates tie in with release dates at third party sites like Amazon, TEB had to shift some dates to make the transition smooth and easy. General release dates will resume in September. 

What to do until then? Don't dispair! You can pre-order new titles directly from TEB, and if you do so before their general release date, you'll be able to snag your book at a discount. And get the book earlier than the general release date. Win-win situation all the way around.

I will still remind you to check their website each week so you can see what's up in the pre-order catagories. Beginning next month, when the general release dates resume, I'll return to highlighting each week's great new books!

Until then, hop on over and see what sexiness is brewing today:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday's Sexy Picture: Serena

Here's a peek of one of the ways I view Serena, the heroine in my upcoming release: Serena's Prince. Yes, the pearls do play an important part in the story. Check back next week for a sneak-peak of Prince Rennick. 

Image credit: jochenschoenfeld / 123RF Stock Photo

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thursday Releases from Changeling Press

*Hot* stories are up for grabs at Changeling Press today. Stop by and get one, or two, or more (personally, I always suggest more). 

by Marteeka Karland
Felice risks more than her blood when she ties herself to a Shadow Wolf.

by Sam Cheever

Two women want his love, but a thousand years of bad vibes give new meaning to the term bewitched!

by Cheryl Dragon

When you're born to be bad, kinky sex and fighting evil is like riding a Harley.

by Cat Marsters

No one hides from the Empire. They see everything, they know everything.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesday's Words to Inspire: Writing

"Even if I knew for certain that I would never have anything published again, and would never make another cent from it, I would still keep on writing. 

~ Brenda Ueland 

This is true for about you? 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tuesday's News and Updates

Hello, All! Here's a run-down on my list lately:

  • I'm in the process of editing Serena's Prince, an upcoming BDSM tale for the Changeling Press Forever Wicked series. Click here to see a sneak-peak glimpse of what's in store. 

  • I'm working on a Christmas short story. It is on temporary hold while I finish my edits, but I'll be back to my sexy demons and elves shortly.

  • I posted on Castles and Guns yesterday. My post was about fear and the query - can we really escape it or is it a part of who we are? Check it out if you get a moment. 

That's it for today. I'm trying to remain low-key and work hard. With school starting back in a few days, my "free" time will be cut down even more, so staying busy is my goal. 

Take care, and I'll see you tomorrow!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Total E-Bound Release Day!

Great new books are out today at Total E-Bound! Take a look: 

by Bailey Bradford

Book five in the Leopard's Spots Series
One sexy snow leopard shifter finds his mate and more, now Gilbert Trujillo just has to convince Jihu Warren to trust his instincts and give them a chance to be an unexpected family.


by Aurelia T. Evans

The State laws ensure peace, but at the price of passion. How can a figurehead Queen and a simple magician bring magic and passion back?


by Meta Mathews

What’s a modern girl to do when a Regency—era duke sexually harasses her? Amelia’s no pushover, but she fears she’s in over her head, especially when a fellow who looks just like the duke shows up in her favourite diner. Is Jack a continuation of her nightmare or the answer to her prayers?


by Genevieve Bergeron

In a world of Internet porn, sexting, texting, and digital flirting—can real sex be too good?


by Talia Carmichael

Book two in the Prentiss Series
A widower, after years of being alone, is tempted by a man he didn’t know was wooing him.


'A New Normal' by Carol Lynne
'Convention Confusion' by Amber Kell
'Ninja Cupcakes' by T.A. Chase
'Operation: Get Spencer' by Jambrea Jo Jones
'Fan-Tastic' by Stephani Hecht
'Rough Awakening' by Devon Rhodes    





Thursday, August 2, 2012

Changeling Press Releases

Today Changeling Press has four great, new books for your reading pleasure. Check them out - and the great sale news at the end!

by Shara Azod

In the battle between good and evil sometimes the battle lines go awry.

by Zenobia Renquist

Three couples caught in a war have only one solution -- peace. Si vis pacem, para bellum.


by Julia Talbot

Rhys knows demon hunters work best alone. Too bad sexy Noah didn't get the memo.

by Jessica Coulter Smith

When Sean discovers Brian is a vampire, he's ready for love at first bite.

*Sale going on now*
M/M & M...ore sale! Use the discount code MMM2012 and receive 10 % off one order with any M/M & M purchase -- you MUST have at least one book in your cart from the following theme list to use this discount: Bisexual and More, Gay, Lesbian, Menage