Monday, November 26, 2012

Guest Post: Laura Kaye


Title: One Night With A Hero
Series: The Hero Series
Author: Laura Kaye
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: October 20, 2012
Pages: 188
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Blurb:
He wants just one night…
After growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, Army Special Forces Sgt. Brady Scott vowed never to marry or have kids. Sent stateside to get his head on straight—and his anger in check—Brady’s looking for a distraction. He finds it in his beautiful new neighbor’s one-night-only offer for hot sex, but her ability to make him forget is addictive. Suddenly, Brady’s not so sure he can stay away.
…what they need is each other.

Orphaned as a child, community center director Joss Daniels swore she’d never put herself in a position to be left behind again, but she can’t deny herself one sizzling night with the sexy soldier who makes her laugh and kisses her senseless. When Joss discovers she’s pregnant, Brady’s rejection leaves her feeling abandoned. Now, they must overcome their fears before they lose the love and security they’ve found in each other, but can they let go of the past to create a future together?


Guest Post


Thanks to Arianne for hosting me here today! I’m celebrating the release of my newest contemporary romance, One Night with a Hero (Heroes #2). Since things are a little more wild over here at Provocative Pages, I thought I’d share what I think are my top 10 steamiest scenes from across all of my books (along with a one-sentence teaser from that scene) – you can let me know if you agree or if I missed your favorite!

10. Up Against the Wall Scene, West of Want. “Closing his eyes, he became sensation, smelling her scent on his mouth, feeling her slick grip on his shaft and her short fingernails dig into his neck, hearing the long, satisfied sigh that escaped from her swollen lips.”

9. Make-Up Sex/Feeding Scene, In the Service of the King. “Kael threw his head back and roared in a sound that could only be described as ecstatic triumph, then as quickly dropped his face to her throat and buried his fangs deep within the yielding flesh of her neck.”

8. Dungeon Scene, Seduced by the Vampire King. “Hanging on the dungeon bars, Kate’s whole body sagged against him, her weight falling onto his chest and the hand between her legs.”

7. Lake Scene, Her Forbidden Hero. “The firm ridge of his erection pressed and nudged between her legs, and soon Alyssa couldn’t help but rub herself against him as they continued to kiss and nibble at each other’s skin.”

6. Ski Resort Scene, North of Need. “They kissed and writhed in a frenzy. Desire overwhelmed her. ‘In me. Get in me.’”

5. Up Against the Wall Scene, One Night with a Hero. “One hand gripping a breast and the other her shoulder, Brady hunched himself over her body and came at her with a series of quick, deep strokes she felt everywhere.”

4. Foursome Scene, Just Gotta Say. “An erotic soundtrack filled the air—her constant moaning, Jack’s stream of muttered expletives and encouragements, Lucas’s guttural grunts, the bed shifting under them, their bodies slapping together.”

3. Consummation Ceremony Scene, In the Service of the King. The only reason this isn’t number two is because there’s no sex. Without question, it’s my most erotic non-intercourse scene! “Shayla was so magnificent in her bloodlust that he reveled in every wanton lick and rough suck of her mouth on his skin.”

2. Elevator Make-out Scene #2, Hearts in Darkness. “Tell me, Red, you gotta say it out loud. I can’t see your face or your eyes, and I don’t want to make any mistakes here.”

1. Truck Scene, One Night with a Hero. Since I’m celebrating this book right now, I’m putting this scene, definitely one of my hottest, in the preeminent position! *grins* “Joss held her skirt out of the way as Brady used his massive thighs to hammer his hips upward, fucking her even though she was on top.”

So, is your favorite here? Giveaway: Tell me which of my sexy scenes is YOUR favorite! If you’ve never read any of my books, which of the above sounds yummiest? One commenter will win their choice of any one of my ebooks. Open to international.

Thanks for reading!
Laura

About Laura Kaye:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal.

A published non-fiction author, Laura’s work as an historian and training as an archaeologist help her create vivid and accurate portrayals of other times and places. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

See the whole One Night with a Hero Tour here and enter Laura’s Pandora Bracelet Giveaway here!
“Laura Kaye is synonymous with great, sexy romance.”
~NYT Bestselling Author Jennifer Probst

Check out these other titles from Laura!



Title: Her Forbidden Hero
Series: The Hero Series, #1
Author: Laura Kaye
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: May 14, 2012
Pages: 146
Buy Link: Amazon

Blurb:
You always want what you can't have...

She's always been off-limits...

Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend's little sister, but her return home changes that...and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay. Marco's not the same person he was back when he protected Alyssa from her abusive father, and he's not about to let her see the mess he's become.

...but now she's all grown up.

When Alyssa takes a job at the bar where Marco works, her carefree smiles wreak havoc on his resolve to bury his feelings. How can he protect her when he can't stop thinking about her in his bed? But Alyssa's not looking for protection--not anymore. Now that she's back in his life, she's determined to heal her forbidden hero, one touch at a time...



Title: West of Want
Series: Hearts of the Anemoi, #1
Author: Laura Kaye
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: July 17, 2012
Pages: 400
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Blurb:


Betrayal is all he's ever known, but in her, he'll find a love strong enough to be trusted...

When Marcella Raines' twin brother dies, she honors his request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent storm that swamps her boat. Though she's gravely injured--and still emotionally damaged from her recent divorce--Ella fights to survive.

Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, but being the strongest Anemoi hasn't protected him from betrayal and loss. Worse, he's sure his brother Eurus is behind it. When Zeph's heartbreak whips up a storm that shipwrecks a human, his guilt forces him to save her.

Ella is drawn to the vulnerability Zeph hides beneath his otherworldly masculinity and ancient blue eyes. And her honesty, empathy, and unique, calming influence leave Zeph wanting...everything. When Eurus threatens Ella, she and Zeph struggle to let go of the past, defend their future, and embrace what they most want--a love that can be trusted.



Title: North of Need
Series: Hearts of the Anemoi, #2
Author: Laura Kaye
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: May 15, 2012
Pages: 326
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Blurb:


Her tears called a powerful snow god to life, but only her love can grant the humanity he craves...

Desperate to escape agonizing memories of Christmas past, twenty-nine-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband, realizing too late that she's recreated the very thing she'll never have.

Called to life by Megan's tears, snow god Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity.

Megan is drawn to Owen's mismatched eyes, otherworldly masculinity, and enthusiasm for the littlest things. But this Christmas miracle comes with an expiration--before the snow melts and the temperature rises, Megan must let go of her widow's grief and learn to trust love again, or she'll lose Owen forever.


Title: In the Service of the King
Series: Vampire Warrior Kings, #1
Author: Laura Kaye
Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne Cravings
Release Date: February 1, 2012
Pages: 74
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Blurb:

Kael, Warrior King of the Vampires loathes the Night of the Proffering. He needs the blood of either his mate or a human virgin to maintain his strength, but hasn't enjoyed the ritual since he lost his mate centuries ago. Kael doesn't want a new companion, yet his resolve is tested when he lays eyes on his new offering, Shayla McKinnon.

He is drawn to Shayla's beauty and poise...and the submission she offers. She is eager to give him anything he wishes, including her innocence, to please him. Will Kael give in to their overwhelming desire -- even if it means risking Shayla's life?



Title: Seduced by the Vampire King
Series: Vampire Warrior Kings, #2
Author: Laura Kaye
Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne Cravings
Release Date: June 1, 2012
Pages: 66
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Blurb:

American exchange student Kate Bordessa has fled to Russia to escape her family's hopes that she'll become one of the Proffered, human women who feed and mate with elite vampire warriors. But when she stumbles upon a wounded vampire in the streets of Moscow, she's instinctively driven to protect him--and feels an undeniable spark of desire.

Grieving over the deaths of his brothers, Vampire Warrior King Nikolai Vasilyev has thrown himself into battling his enemies, focused only on vengeance. Until the attack that brought him to Kate. Their sexual attraction explodes into a night of uncontrolled passion--a night that marks them as mates. Is their connection strong enough to convince them to embrace a destiny neither of them was expecting?


...aaaaannnd many more! Laura has other books not listed here so make sure to check her website for the complete list!

39 comments:

  1. Wow have not read any yet, on TBR list. Not sure what I've been waiting for :/ Number 10 and number 1 for sure get my attention, but not sure how anyone can pick just one.

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    1. Ooh, good choices! :D Hope you enjoy if you try one!

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  2. These were all great scenes, but my favorite is still the lake scene in Her Forbidden Hero. It was very edgy with people close by. Maybe I'm a little bit of a risk taker.

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  3. Oh so hard to choose. But I loved Her forbiden Hero! and the lake scene was wonderful! So gotta go with that one!

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    1. Oh, another vote for the lake scene! Woot!

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  4. I would have to vote for #1...the truck scene...Brady and Joss turned a hookup into a hot passionate experience neither of them could forget...

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  5. Laura, no countertop sex after waffles? Seeeriously? *whines* LOL That's definitely my #1 fave from you though I love the others too. :D

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    1. LOL! xoxo Cari! It was hard to keep it to ten!!! But, yeah, that one's verra verra nice, too! ;)

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  6. I love them all too but I'm going with the Lake scene too ;).

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  7. Heart of Darkness, right before the lights come back on.

    "I wish I could see you come for me, Makenna."

    It is a very intimate moment between the characters.

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  8. Pretty much anything from Hearts in Darkness. Hot, dark, elevator dry humping with a stranger.... I think I need to reread that one again :)

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  9. #2 Hearts in Darkness *sigh* Im a squirming mess over Caden!

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  10. #2 Hearts in Darkness *sigh* Im a squirming mess over Caden!

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  11. No wonder I love your writing-you nailed the top two for me. My two fave books of yours with the 2 hottest scenes. Man oh man when Brady tells Joss to hold onto the hand straps? I was in love! ;) You are my hero!

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    1. I thought that was a rather inspired moment, myself! ;)

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  12. #2 Hearts in Darkness - It's been months since I read this book and Caden is still hands down the love of my romance novel life. The man stole my heart and is as sensually sexy as they come! ((fans self))

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    1. Aw, that's an awesome thing to say! xoxo!

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  13. I am torn between the lake scene and the elevator scene from hearts in darkness

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  14. #10 definitely is my favorite!! If I win this contest West of Want is the book I want! Thanks for the great contest and for sharing these great teasers!

    taccb_1981@yahoo.com

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    1. Aw, awesome! Some love for Zeph! Woot!

      You guys rock! I'm having a terrific time reading your comments!

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  15. I'd have to say Just Gotta Say is my fav of the ones I've read, but I haven't read One Night With a Hero yet. I'll let you know. LOL

    Congrats on all of your success, Laura!

    Jessica
    jessicasubject.writer at gmail dot com

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  16. Read and LOVED the Lake Scene in Her Forbidden Hero, but I definitely have to read that Make-Up Sex/Feeding Scene in In the Service of the King... I just love it when they roar with satisfaction or triumph:)

    yadkny@hotmail.com

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    1. hahaha oh man, I love men who roar/growls! :D

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  17. Well everything in Heats in Darkness! But for the contest #2!!!!

    minidoc36@gmail.com

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  18. I haven't read them all yet, but my favorite so far was the ski resort scene from North of Need. LOVE Owen!

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  19. All these scenes were fabulous, but my favorite would have to be the lake scene with Marco and Alyssa in Her Forbidden Hero, when he finally gives in to wanting her.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  20. Wow, I just realized that I've read them all ecept for One Night With A Hero. No steamy scenes from Forever Freed? ;(
    Of the ones above i'd have to say my favorites are the lake scene in Her Forbidden Hero and the scene from Hearts in Darkness.

    purple975@ msn.com

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  21. I loved Owen in North of Need, I craved ice cream for weeks after reading that one. What am I saying? I STILL crave ice cream and an Owen of my very own LOL. Having said that I think my favourite scenes of yours have to be the lake one in Her Forbidden Hero and then any scene with Brady & Joss in it. The truck one stands out in my memory but I enjoyed their kitchen encounter and the time they finally made it to a bed too LOL

    I still haven't read Hearts in Darkness, I have a copy on my kindle though so I really must get to it soon!

    sarahsrevews at ymail dot com

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