Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Deep Blue by Becca Simone (Guest Post + Giveaway)

Today, we have Becca Simone stopping by for a guest post and a giveaway! Check it out!

Title: Deep Blue (Cursed Love, Book 1)
Author: Becca Simone
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Length: 24,000 words
Sub-Genre(s): Paranormal Erotic Romance
Under the light of a full moon and lurking in the restless waves of the deep blue sea, someone or something watches a ship cutting through the dark waters.

Insurance fraud investigator Kate Hargrove is looking into the disappearances of women from a cruise line. She soon “disappears” herself when pulled undersea by a giant sea creature. Now, this beauty is trapped beneath the sea with a desperate beast.

100 years ago, Thaddeus Ryker was cursed and banished to the ocean depths. He has only three more days to find someone to love him in his monstrous half man/half sea creature state or he’ll spend eternity as a monster of the sea.

When her terror subsides, Kate realizes she’s both attracted to and repulsed by Thaddeus. As she gets to know him, she discovers a sexy, haunted man. Can she learn to love him – a monster – in just three days?

Adult Excerpt
“Then shut up and kiss me, Thaddeus,” she muttered.

He lifted his head. “You modern women are so demanding,” he said, before clamping his mouth onto hers. This time, he was the one in control, his tongue demanding and thorough. “Heaven on earth, you taste amazing,” he said, coming up for air.

“And this isn’t my tastiest body part,” she whispered, feeling incredibly wanton and frisky, so unlike how she usually was with men. This whole situation was so surreal.

His chuckle vibrated behind her ear. “What is your tastiest part?”

She giggled and dropped her head back, allowing him better access to the sensitive skin of her neck. “You’ll know when you find it.” God, this was fun.

His tongue dipped into the shell of her ear. He blew on her softly. “Mmm, you taste pretty good right here,” he murmured. He bent her backward over his strong forearms, and kissed a path down to her breasts. He met her eyes, grinned, and then his mouth closed over a nipple, drawing it into his hot mouth. Every suck pulled deep in her pussy. If she didn’t know better, she’d think he was kissing her clit at the same time as the pleasure radiated between her legs.

“You’re doing that mind thing again, aren’t you?” she asked, her voice breathless.

“I’m sorry, my love. I have been too long without a woman and I’m afraid I can’t keep my lusty thoughts from the sweet spot between your legs.”

That sweet spot ached and she squirmed against the rock. “No apologies necessary,” she gasped.

Taking a walk on the wild side...under the sea
by Becca Simone

In keeping with the title of this blog, and because my erotic novella, DEEP BLUE, is about a cursed sea monster, I thought it might be fun to explore famous sea monsters and myths throughout history.

Kraken—First on my list is the Kraken, a giant squid of mythical proportions, said to live off the coast of Norway and Greenland. These beasts are big enough to take down ships. Or so “they” say.  [insert Kraken picture here, source Wikipedia] Its arms were/are long enough to reach the top mast of a sailing ship. It could capsize a ship by wrapping its arms around the hull. This legendary creature is probably what we know today as the giant squid. “On at least three occasions in the 1930's giant squids reportedly attacked a ship. While the squids got the worst of these encounters when they slid into the ship's propellers, the fact that they attacked at all shows that it is possible for these creatures to mistake a vessel for a whale.” (http://www.unmuseum.org/kraken.htm) In movies, the Kraken has been shown in Clash of the Titans (1981) and more recently in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.

Loch Ness monster—Of course, most of us have heard of the Loch Ness Monster, that supposedly inhabits the waters of the Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. There have been many sightings of the giant beast, but no definitive proof that it exists. The first reported sighting was in 565 AD by St. Columba. The scientific name for the Loch Ness Monster is a plesiosaur, which is a type of marine reptile. A fairly recent movies that dealt with this legend is 2007’s The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep.

Mermaids—I think everyone is familiar with what a mermaid is, an aquatic creature with the upper body of a human female (a man is called a merman) and the lower body of a giant fish. According to Wikepedia, “In stories of mermaids, some would use their beauty and charm to lure sailor men to their deaths; sirens would use their singing to lure sailors toward rocks, causing their ships to sink.”  A popular movie portraying a mermaid is Splash, with Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks.

Leviathan—It was quoted as a “great sea monster” in the first chapter of Genesis in the Bible. According to legend (http://mythicalrealm.com) , the Leviathan was a fire-breathing, dragon-like creature of such massive proportions that the sea “boils”  when it swims on the surface. Legend is that it is to blame for massive tsunamis. Leviathan was a sci-fi horror film made in 1989.

What is your favorite monster movie, sea monster or otherwise? Mine is probably Aliens, with Sigourney Weaver. Still creeps me out a bit when I watch it.

About the Author:
Becca Simone was just eleven years old when she read her first romance novel. It was about the same time that she realized making up stories was way more exciting than reality. Thus, an author was born. Becca lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two kids and a menagerie of pets.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/BeccaSimone

Ends June 30, 2012. Please follow instructions in the rafflecopter.


  1. Thanks so much for having me here today! I appreciate it!

  2. Thanks so much for having me here today! I appreciate it!

  3. Thanks so much for having me today! I appreciate it. :)

  4. I love Godzilla.


  5. Sea monster? Hmm. I liked the Jaws movies. Creepy! :D

  6. The Loch Ness Monster.

  7. Mine would be The Blob! I remember sneaking and watching this when I was a lot younger and it scared the crap out of me but it was my fave "monster" movie. Can you even classify Blob as a monster or should it be an entity? hahaha

  8. I'm not familiar with monsters so I don't even know how to answer the question. Good thing I'm the one hosting the giveaway lol