Wednesday, November 27, 2013

#WildAndWickedWednesday: #Paranormal #Menage Romance Tour Takes Over Taboo's Center Stage

Welcome to the House of Taboo! I'm Luscious Lia, your host and owner of this fine establishment showcasing all that's wild, wicked, naughty and oh so taboo. This week we have a very special treat. Three fabulous authors of erotic paranormal romance are here to answer a few of your question about...wait for it...MENAGE!

This is one of my favorite topics and when they asked me to host them on a stop for their Paranormal Menage Romance Tour I couldn't say yes, Yes, YES fast enough. Before I have them come out to our Center Stage, the servers will be around with your pitchers of margaritas. My partner and head bartender Tony created a huge batch of his his world famous Spicy Jalapeno 'Rita to honor the occassion.  So raise your glass and welcome Beverly Ovalle, Sascha Illyvich and Carolyn Wren!

Thank you for hosting us today on the House of Taboo.  Really, this is a perfect spot for Carolyn, Sascha and I to venture to.  Ménage is just one of those subjects.  It’s spoken of in whispers and laughed about and condemned.  Yet isn’t it every teenage boys fantasy?  How many women would love to have two (or more!) men at their beck and call?  You have to wonder how prevalent this fantasy is when the books are wildly popular.

And what about the authors that write them?  When I read them, I have to wonder, is it experience or imagination?  Yet we all know that if writers didn’t have good imaginations we wouldn’t have such a wealth of tales to tell.  No one has yet proved the paranormal world around us, yet it hasn’t been disproven either.  I think, where’s there’s smoke, there’s fire.  So I dream and I write and I wonder and Sascha Illyvich, Carolyn Wren, and I, Beverly Ovalle sometimes combine them.

So, we’ve decided to answer some of those questions we’ve all had and share a little bit about each of us.

Why do you write PNR ménage romance?

Carolyn: This is my first foray into ménage writing.  I’m a sucker for romance and enjoy writing about people falling in love.  I see this as one of the most romantic books I’ve ever written.  My philosophy is, if the love is genuine and true, the numbers don’t matter.  

Sascha: I love the depth of the genre and the multitude of love that can be expressed by more than one partner.  

Beverly: It is a genre I enjoy reading and writing.  No one man is perfect!  Two or more should cover what I need!  In fact, I’m sure the perfect man SHOULD be superhuman. 

Bestiality vs shifter? What is your take?

Carolyn: The inner beast emotions of a shifter in human form can make a love scene really steamy, but once the fur starts to sprout…nope, sorry, keep your distance.  I have just written a book about a human male with a tail, though!

Sascha: Look, I don't understand furries, so how you think I'll understand bestiality!  Though for some reason I find girls with tails hot…

Beverly: A shifter can change into the hottest man or woman of your dreams, strong and protective yet wild.  Bestiality can be titillating in an OMG kind of way did I really just read that?! 

Which character is your favorite and why?

Carolyn: I like Elly, my heroine.  She’s coming up to her first Christmas after the loss of her parents, and it’s making her sad.  Yet in the course of this book, she leaps into a relationship with two gorgeous ghosts, tries to discover a way to break a witches curse, and finds time to play matchmaker for her best friend at the same time.  I do love a woman who can multitask…

Sascha: See now this leads into triad territory. When I created Józsi I sort of based him off Joséf from Endangered (you see the resemblance?) and Vin Diesel.  But his two lovers differ tremendously from Joszí's in that Joséf's second (Isabella) is darker and probably more pragmatic than Lukina, but that may be the difference in age.  Oh and the fact that vampires Livía and Isabella are a few hundred years old, whereas Lukina and Ilona are werewolves and far less old.  I don't know.  This was supposed to be simple!  Who came up with these questions!

Beverly: I can’t choose!  Brand is affectionate and always ready to cuddle.  Tine is more the protector and aggressor.  Annie is lucky to have them both!

Tell us a deep dark secret we'd NEVER expect!

Carolyn: I’m currently writing a book that’s so hot, so boundary pushing, that I’ll have to find a new pseudonym to publish it under.

Sascha: I really don't have any secrets.  People have known for years I'm a little off the wall, I cross dress, have a lingerie fetish, um…yeah.  Pretty much nothing new here.

Beverly: One of the few sexcapades I’ve never done is a ménage! 

Do you listen to music as you write? If so, can you tell us a few of your must-haves?

Carolyn: I can’t listen to music while I write.  It’s too distracting as I tend to sing along or get up and dance.  My car is my music hub.  The stereo volume goes up, the top comes down – the cars top, not mine – and it can be anything from Metallica to 80s pop to Beethoven.  

Sascha: Yup.  Right now must haves include: Stealing Axion, The Apex Theory, TesseracT, Vildhjärta, Textures, sometimes Ease of Disgust and Cilice.  Oh and Elitist!

Beverly: Heavens no!  If music is playing I’m dancing.  I fell off a treadmill that way.

If you weren’t an author, what would you be?

Carolyn: I’ve only been writing for 4 years so I’m still getting used to being an author!  One of my other books features a sexy, kick ass, covert operative.  If we’re talking fantasy scenarios, I’d be her.  In reality my profession is a book keeper, which is much less exciting and offers limited opportunity for cool weapon usage.  

Sascha: I've been saying for years now officially I'd be a musician.  But in truth?  Probably I'd be in Tobacco or alcohol production.  I still may end up in those industries anyway, honestly.  At least as side projects.  

Beverly: What I have been.  I’m a Navy Veteran and the years I spent in were some of the best years of my life.  I gained tons of experience in many things!  Many times I wish I had stayed in and retired from the service.  However, I still work for the government and enjoy all the people I meet and work with.

Well thank you for having us on today.  Here is a short synopsis of our books and the links to them!

Dragons’ Mate

They had been searching for their mate, but when they find her she is traumatized and scared to be around strange men. They must get her to accept them before they reveal their true natures. Will their love be strong enough to break down her barriers? Could she truly be destined to love two dragons?
Today Annie’s dragons will shift and fulfill her every desire, which means a fiery threesome—and true love.

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His Reign

Józsi wants to maintain a normal life away from the Opeth pack. Moving from Hungary to Texas was a big change that he felt was necessary in order to avoid a prophecy that would ultimately make him Alpha of a dying pack, a responsibility he doesn’t want.
Ilona and Lukina grew up loving Józsi even after he moved away. Yet the current pack Alpha has gone rogue and begun kidnapping and abusing the younger wolves that remained without mates. Ilona, becomes his next target and Józsi must return to once again deal with pack politics only to find that his heart misses what it could have. Can Lukina and Ilona convince him to return to Hungary in order to rule the Opeth pack and mate or will Kiba destroy them in a fit of insanity?

Ghosts of Grace Cottage

Eloisa Waters is creating a new life for herself. After travelling for twelve months, she comes home at Christmas, purchasing a small country cottage in a sleepy English village, despite the fact its previous owner was a recluse, the original owner was supposedly a witch, and it’s now rumored to be haunted!

On the first night in her new home, sensual erotic dreams surprise and delight her. Only these aren’t dreams. The rumors are true. Two handsome Regency ghosts inhabit the cottage, becoming corporeal at night, trapped by a curse, compelled to satisfy every desire of the new owner.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

#OhMy! Monday: Next Stop on Tara Crescent's House of Pain Release Tour #BDSM #eroticromance

Welcome to Oh My! Monday here at the House of Taboo. It's been a bit since we've gathered together on one of the most dreaded days of the work week—for the rest of the world that is. 

Here at Taboo, we love Mondays because we get to visit with our favorite authors and meet new ones willing to share some steamy scenes from their new releases. This week we have the pleasure of participating in the release tour for author Tara Crescent's erotic contemporary The House of Pain.

*shiver* Just the title alone makes me excited from head to toe. This is the third stop for the tour and each excerpt builds upon the previous ones so make sure you check out the list of stops at the end of the post and catch up on the first two if you missed them. Okay, are you ready?  

Boys...cue the spotlight!

I'd like to introduce you to my new erotic contemporary romance The House of Pain. In it you'll find spanking and flogging—two of my favorite "lite" BDSM elements. It was released on November 10th and I couldn't be more excited about it. Let's take a look at the blurb:

Sara White is outwardly a good girl; she follows the rules; works in a professional office; has a boyfriend who treats her with consideration. However, deep inside her, there’s a craving for pain, a desire to be spanked and whipped, to be submissive, to be controlled.  

One day, she walks into the House of Pain, a sex store in Toronto that also does shows in the back, where women are whipped and spanked in front of an audience. Transfixed by the idea, she signs up. 

Doug Patterson has met Sara at work, but discovers a whole new side of her when he sees her at the House of Pain. He approaches her and suggests Sara become his submissive. Sara is attracted to Doug; but afraid of complication. 

Will Sara surrender to Doug, and yield to her desire to be submissive? 

But wait! There's more. Here's an excerpt...

Tara’s note: Sara has received a phone call from Doug’s admin assistant, setting up a lunch meeting. She’s oddly perturbed by this meeting; wondering what Doug could want from her… 

She hangs up, I look up Doug. I whistle silently. Doug is the Vice-President of Strategy. I vaguely remember meeting him about a month back, just after I’d broken up with Colin, at a work meet-and-greet. He reports to the COO – he’s a big deal. I wonder what the heck he wants to meet with me about. 

I’m distracted all morning. I’m oddly uneasy, though I should be jubilant about my job offer.

I walk to the restaurant I’m supposed to meet Doug Patterson at. It isn’t far, and it’s still lovely and warm in Toronto, summer just easing into fall.  

I recognize Doug, he’s already seated. He gets up when I walk in; shakes my hand. 

“Sara, thanks for meeting me here at such short notice.” His voice is nice. Confident, but not arrogant. The voice of someone who has a very good idea who he is, what he wants, and is totally comfortable with it. He’s about 6ft tall; short dark hair; he’s good looking, but in a normal guy kind of way; and more importantly, no wedding ring.

“Focus, Sara…” I scold myself. He’s a Vice-President at my company. Not in my league. 

“I’m in back-to-back meetings all day, I have a hard stop at 1.00pm,” he says. “Do you mind if we order right away? The waitress has promised to get the kitchen to hurry with the food.”

“No worries,” I mutter. I quickly order the lunch special of the day; Doug does the same. The waitress sets our drinks down, and leaves to put in the order. 

“This is a bit of an awkward conversation…” Doug says, looking at me, once we are alone. “You see, I was in the audience last night at the House of Pain…” 

I am in the act of taking a sip of my water; I stop, mid-sip. My mind goes blank. I am completely, utterly horrified. 

I speak, and my voice is the merest whisper. “Are you trying to blackmail me?”

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About Tara

Hello, I’m Tara Cresent. I’ve always fantasized about being a mysterious spy, leading a secret double-life, and now, I find that that’s come true! 

Sort of. 

By day, I’m a mild-mannered corporate drone in Toronto, but by night, I’m limited only by my imagination; I am a daring writer of BDSM, erotica and romance. 

In my spare time, I write of course. I also read, garden, travel, cook, and almost never clean. I just started watching Walking Dead on Netflix (zombie erotica, anyone?), and I’m impatiently awaiting the next episode of Doctor Who. (I would kill for a TARDIS.)

I’ve scribbled bits and pieces all my life, chiefly inspired by what I’m reading, which tends to be mainly science-fiction and fantasy, with a healthy sprinkling of romance and erotica thrown in. 

I’m a huge believer in happily-ever-after, but tempered by real life, where happily-ever-after is possible, but takes work.  My favorite kind of romance stories are ones that are somewhat believable; I like strong men and women who know what they want out of life, and are driven to get it. 

From time to time, I blog about what I’m writing at The blog is also where I post book excerpts; highlight information about upcoming promotions, and so on and so forth. Follow me there to keep up with all the fun! 

Tour stops

Each stop will feature a different extract of the book – visit them all! 

November 23, Four Seduced Muses | November 24, Celeste Jones| November 25, House of Taboo | November 26, Lily Harlem | November 26, Cara Bristol | November 27, Spanking Romance | November 28, Christina Jean Michaels | November 29, Daizie Draper | November 30, Smile, Somebody Loves You | December 1, BDSM Book Reviews | December 2, Natasha Knight

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

#WildAndWicked Wednesday @PalomaBeck Tours With Her New Release #TouchMyHeart #erotic #spanking

Welcome to Center Stage at The House of Taboo. This week I'm thrilled to have again our friend and fellow author Paloma Beck. Taboo is the fifth stop on her Touch My Heart Release Tour.

For this one, she's giving away a free copy of her book with each stop. All you have to do to enter to win is answer the question she poses at the end of the post. Now, each stop has a different question so you have 12 chances to get entered to win. The other fun part is that Paloma set up the excerpts to build upon each other. Another great reason to check out all the stops.

This book features a bit of BDSM...spanking! You know I love me some spanking. ummmhmmm

Enough of the set up! Let's get on with the show!


William knows exactly what he wants. He saw what his parents had and he plans to have that kind of love for himself. He just has to convince Aubrey she’s perfect for him. He attempts to take it slowly, cautious of her weariness and his own preoccupations. Then he bargains, persuades and seduces until Aubrey agrees to be his. That’s where the rest of his life begins…

… even while another part of his life begins to crumble. He finds the foundation of his own family rocked. With William’s future not in his control anymore, he needs Aubrey as much as she needs him. There’s solace in knowing you don’t have to go through life’s heartache alone.


© Touch My Heart, Paloma Beck, 2013
“Take off your clothes.”
“All of them?”
“Yes.” This was her first test. Would she obey me? Would she question my command?
I raised an eyebrow. She was nervous. Her shaky fingers told me that without needing words to confirm it. I wanted to reassure her but that wasn’t what she needed. Aubrey needed my strength. She’d use it to build her own.

“Aubrey, I thought we established our rules earlier. Unless you wish to use your safe word, remove your clothes.”

She stood rigid, hesitating for just another moment but I saw her fingers twitch and move toward the button of her pants.

“What is your safe word?” I asked, reminding her subtly of her power.


“Right. Would you like to use your safe word and go home? Perhaps you aren’t as ready as we’d hoped?” I hadn’t finished my last question before she began unbuttoning her jeans. She was battling with herself but her desire for me–for this thing between us-was winning out. That’s my girl.

I couldn’t take my eyes off her as she unveiled her body. She went so very, very slowly and it was robbing me of my sanity. Each piece of revealed flesh was pristine, pure and absolutely perfect. I took a deep breath when she stood in only her bra and panties.

“You’re as beautiful as I imagined.” I spoke even as I pulled her to me. I had to touch her. First, her face, her collarbone, the curves along the outsides of her breasts, and down along her hips until I had the globes of her ass in my hands. I leaned my head against her stomach and pulled in her scent. Her essence surrounded me and it was both sweet and provocative.


Paloma is offering a DAILY CONTEST during her release tour to WIN an ebook of Hold My Hand, book one in the Heart And Soul series. Enter to win each day by answering the QUESTION in the COMMENTS section of that day’s post. The question must be answered to be eligible. The commenter needs to provide their email address and preferred ebook format.


This is the first time Aubrey gets naked in front of William. When she hesitates, William says she doesn’t need reassurance, she needs strength. What do you think he means?


November 2, Four Seduced Muses  |  November 3, Twinsie Talks  |  November 4, Guilty Indulgence  |  November 5, Natasha Knight  |  November 6, House of Taboo  |  November 7, Smile, Somebody Loves You  |  November 8, SnifferWalk Books  |  November 9, Kristin Elyon  |  November 10, Celeste Jones  |  November 11, Joelle Casteel  |  November 12, Renee Rose  |  November 13, Behind Closed Doors

About the Author

Paloma Beck is a Romance Author living a life of contradiction... she's a happily married carpooling mom writing erotic romance. It's almost naughty! Paloma writes in both the Contemporary and Paranormal realms, journaling the stories her characters tell her, and they are anything but PG. She dabbles in vampires, witches, ménage, spanking and bondage - all in her books, of course. 

Paloma believes a daily dose of espresso and a good book make any day better.

Connect with Paloma

You can find Touch My Heart on Amazon and Smashwords.

Until next time,
Luscious Lia

Monday, November 4, 2013

#OhMy! Author Lia Michaels Shares a #CoverReveal and #Blurb for a new Christmas Anthology

Welcome to the Center Stage at House of Taboo. It's Oh My! Monday and I have a very special post for you today. It's COVER REVEAL day for the Four Seduced Muses/Sassy Vixen Publishing Christmas anthology. I'm one of five fabulous authors contributing to this one and thrilled to be included.

My novella in this one is called Have a Naughty, Naughty Christmas, and my first menage a quatre. That's right. In this one you'll have one babe and THREE hunky dudes having a hell of a lot of fun in HAWAII!  

At first I had thought of having the entire book set in Detroit Metro area, but ended up having the international playboy hero take everyone to his estate on Maui for business and pleasure.  This novella is just a piece of the full novel I have planned called Candy Kisses.

Since my piece is still "under construction" aka edits, I don't have an excerpt to share with you all today. I do have the blurb!  

Candice Monroe’s restaurant, Candy Kisses is the place to be during the holidays in the Detroit Metro area. The menu of old classics and one-of-a-kind specialties keep customers coming back for more. As a result, she and her partners don’t have a moment to breathe let alone act upon the growing sexual tension building between the three of them.

Former Marines and sometimes lovers, Alexander Rabinov and Gabriel Jacobs help keep the restaurant running smoothly. Alex’s culinary skills and Gabe’s expertise as pastry chef combine well with Candice’s vision for the future of the business, and her secret desires.

Just when the men are about to act on their feelings and whisk her away for a much needed vacation, international playboy Darrin Bryant calls with an offer they just can’t refuse. He’ll front the money for Candice to expand the restaurant if they spend the holiday weekend catering a gathering at his home. The offer came with one more stipulation. Candice is to act as Darrin’s companion in front of the guests, but he made it clear he wished for more—from all of them. 

Will Darrin’s proposition come between the trio, or help them fulfill their wildest naughty Christmas fantasies?  

Now for the big reveal...

For more information and to get a look at the blurbs from the other novellas in this collection, please visit Sassy Vixen Publishing or Four Seduced Muses

Until next time,
~Luscious Lia