Welcome Faye Avalon with her newest story, Bad In Bed

Bad in Bed. I love that title! I’d like to welcome a good friend, Faye Avalon, to my blog today. Faye and I met through another author and friend and I quickly became an admirer of her work. I’ve had the opportunity to read Bad in Bed and it is a screaming-hot and emotional read. So I won’t make you wait any longer and will hand the mic over to Faye:

Thank you for hosting me on your blog, Lace. Bad in Bed, released by Evernight Publishing on October 24, is my first contemporary erotic romance and the first book in the Brighton Heat series.


Amber walked right into a cliché when she found her fiance in bed with her best friend. With plenty of practice she plans to discredit his claims that she is lousy in bed, but his warning that her physical scars repulse men is more difficult to bear. 

Memories of his past have taught Ethan to keep women at a healthy distance. Instantly attracted to Amber, he finds it strange that she’s happy to indulge in a quickie in a shop doorway, yet resists his attempts to get her naked.

When her secrets are revealed, Ethan sets out to make Amber see that not only is she dynamite in bed, her scars in no way diminish how desirable she is. When Ethan enlists the help of his friend Marco and sets up a threesome, he hopes this will not only improve Amber’s sexual confidence, but will prevent him losing his heart.


His hands didn’t stop as he reached around and with equal stealth drew down the short zipper of her dress. Slipping the other strap, he eased down the bodice.

Air brushed over her naked skin and she drew in a breath as her nipples were freed from their thin cotton covering.

Molten heat radiated from Ethan’s eyes as his gaze tracked down to her breasts. His breathing hitched, giving Amber spectacular pleasure in the knowledge her body had that effect on him. He toyed with her nipples, sending delicious heat burning down her body and zooming between her legs.

Amber’s head fell back as he continued the slow, delicious torture. When his thumbs left her nipples she murmured a complaint but then felt the hot, wet heat of his mouth cover her breast.

If she hadn’t been sitting, her legs might have collapsed because they felt liquid, numb. She squirmed with pleasure as his tongue began a slow, steady slide over her nipple. Circling, flicking. All the while the heat of his mouth covered her sensitive breast, sending delicious shivers through her body.

His free hand slid down to her knee and she opened her legs slightly as his fingers slipped over her thigh and moved upward. He drew his mouth from her breast and touched his lips to hers. “Wider,” he ordered, his tone dark and sexy as his mouth moved against hers.

Swallowing, Amber obliged. She wanted him to touch her, to slide his hand up, to use his fingers to satisfy the ache building between her legs. Desire swam deep in her core. It was a new, agonizingly pleasurable experience. Vaguely, she wondered if Ethan was deliberately making her wait, because his hand didn’t move from her thigh. Damn him. She wiggled her body closer, but still he didn’t take the hint. Was she doing something wrong?

Nerves pushed through the pleasure, making her wonder whether she really was so bloody bad at all this that Trevor had been right. She tensed at the thought, drawing her knees together and straightening up. She met Ethan’s gaze, puzzled to see dark desire still burning in his eyes. What was going on?

“I didn’t tell you to close your legs.” His tone was so low it was almost menacing, but Amber wasn’t afraid. In fact, her confidence soared. The eroticism of his voice, the predatory way his fingers walked up her thigh, the hooded eyes that gleamed their desire all indicated she was obviously doing something right.

Air brushed over her legs as the path of Ethan’s determined fingers pushed her skirt higher. “Open your legs, gorgeous. And don’t stop until I say it’s enough.”

Eagerly, she did as he said and opened her legs as wide as the tightness of her skirt would allow.

When she reached the limit, he smiled a feral smile. “That’ll do. For now.”

Amber swallowed again, her mouth dry but her pussy weeping with erotic anticipation.

His fingers reached toward her heat, then retreated as his hooded gaze drove into hers.

She wanted to scream at him to touch her, but he was already hoisting himself above her, pushing her slowly back until she was lying diagonally across the leather sofa. Her breasts were exposed, and Ethan took a long, leisurely perusal. He hooked his fingers into the top of her dress, which lay at her waist, and started pulling it down.

Naked, except for her sandals, she shivered.

Ethan remained fully dressed in his white linen shirt and trousers.

It was so hopelessly erotic, Amber licked her lips. “It’s not exactly fair,” she complained breathily as she ran her hands up his forearms. “We should even things up a bit.”

“What did you have in mind, green eyes?”

She caught her bottom lip between her teeth, managing to undo two buttons of his shirt before he caught her wrists. “Not yet.”

Amber looked up at him beneath lowered lashes. “Why not?”

He placed his knee between her legs and leaned over her until he could brace himself on his forearms. “Because I’ve got plans and they don’t involve me naked being just yet.”

Plans, Amber thought dazedly. What exactly did he have in store for her?

She didn’t have to wait long for the answer, because Ethan dropped his mouth to hers and began a slow, erotic kiss that made her head spin. His tongue teased, flicked, and probed, taunting her with the promise of what was to come when he finally got inside her. The spinning feeling intensified. Damn good thing she was lying down, because she felt completely boneless.

Ethan’s hot mouth moved to her neck, his lips toying with her earlobe before tracing down the side of her neck and to her throat. Lightly, he flicked his tongue over the little notch at her collarbone.

She bucked, her breath hitching. Hell. Who knew that was a particularly erogenous zone? She closed her eyes as his mouth moved lower, his tongue sliding over her breasts desperately close to her aching nipples. First to the left, then to the right. So close but so far away. She squirmed, trying to get her nipple to his mouth, but he was already sliding his tongue down the centre of her body.

He shifted her hips, angling her to him as he knelt on the floor. He circled her navel, touched the tip of his tongue to the centre so that Amber squirmed again. Ethan glanced up, his wicked mouth turned up at the corner. “Like that?”

“Like you don’t know,” she complained huskily.

He grinned. “Let’s find out what else you like.” With his hands on her thighs he eased them open, gave one last ridiculously sexy grin, and then lowered his head.

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The Party’s over…but not the fun!

Well, Evernight Publishing’s birthday blog hop is over. This is the first time I’ve participated in anything like this and it’s been a blast! I’ve made some new friends and welcome all of you new followers to my blog.  And thank you so much to everyone for participating and for your kind comments about my story. I’m actively working on getting the next one out there.

Evernight’s got a list of everyone who commented and liked and followed for the prize drawings they will be doing. For my part, I get the fun of announcing the two names (selected using random.org) who’ve won digital copies of my novella, Forever Men.


Drum roll, please!

The winners are:

Cassandra Hicks


Susan Platt

Congratulations! I’ll be emailing you each separately to get your prize to you.

And, again, thank you all so much for participating in Evernight’s birthday blog hop!

Evernight Publishing Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Evernight Publishing birthday blog hop!

Evernight Publishing opened its doors two years ago. In those two years we’ve signed over one hundred and sixty authors and published over three hundred books. From paranormal to contemporary, we’ve had more best sellers than we can count and made thousands of people smile, sigh and gasp. So, as a thank you to all our readers and everyone who has supported us, we’re holding this blog hop and we have a whole lot of prizes to offer you.

Here’s how it works… the more blogs you hop to (shown below) the more chance you have of winning prizes. Each author on the hop is offering a prize and Evernight is offering the following grand prizes, a Kindle, a $100 Amazon gift certificate, two Evernight swag bags (which includes a tote, a tee, vouchers, a mug and other coolness) and a personalized Facebook banner. To be in with a chance of winning the author prize simply follow the blog you’re visiting and leave a comment which includes your email address. Each entry on each blog is then counted towards the grand prize draw. The more entries you have, the better your chance of winning a grand prize! You also get extra points for liking the Evernight Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/evernightpublishing. Just make sure you let us know in the comments that you’ve done so.

Good luck and happy hopping!

Hi, everyone and welcome to my blog. This week, I’m giving away a copy of my novella, Forever Men,  to two lucky commenters.


Walls crumble when you build a forever love.

As a couple, the deep, sensual connection between Desi and Alec is imaginative and limitless, even though Desi’s fear that love is transient keeps her from telling her man how she feels. Fun-loving Alec, who lost his parents in a tragic accident, has found that kind of forever love again. He’ll do whatever it takes to keep it, including giving Desi the one thing he lacks—a partner with a serious side.

With their fledgling construction company headed for the skids if they don’t finish the job on time, Desi and Alec are frantic to catch up. Enter Alec’s friend, Matt, a man haunted by the “dull and unimaginative” label his ex-fiancé pinned on him.

Working side by side, a thirst grows that seems unquenchable and each must come to terms with old hurts in order to consider possibilities never before imagined.

Also, take a look at these two soon-to-be released HOT stories from from Evernight:

 Coming October 10th from Sadie Sinclair:  

   Coming October 24th from Faye Avalon:

Your follow and comment below (don’t forget to include your email address) enter you in my drawing as well as Evernight Publishing’s drawing. So be sure to comment/follow as many blogs as you can between now and Friday for more chances to win. You can easily get to the rest of the participating blogs by clicking the Linky Tools link below.

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Wow – what a SALE!

Evernight Publishing is having a sale for their birthday and there are some great stories available for only $.99 on Amazon Kindle. The link to where you can find all these stories is here. Below is a list of the titles on sale, including my own Forever Men.

•Romance on the Go – Moon Eyes by Marie Medina
•Naughty Fairy Tales – Jackie and Her Loose Talk by Jorja Lovett
•Cupid’s Conquests – GunShy by Seleste deLaney
•African American – Most Eligible Bachelor by Empi Baryeh
•Alternative – Hero by K. Williams
•Anthologies – Master of Mine by Laura Gallagher, Jenika Snow, Alexandra O’Hurley, Rachel Clarke, Ashlynn Monroe, London St James, Melissa Hosack and Angelina Rain
•BDSM – The Diary of Anna’s Submission by Jenika Snow
•Contemporary – Forever Men by Lace Daltyn
•Erotic – Paying Her Debt by Emma Shortt
•Fantasy – Chasing Earth and Flame by Adonis Devereux
•Futuristic – Whimsy by Thayer King
•Historical – The Ever Knight by Georgia Fox
•Humor – Prometheus Unstitched by Lila Shaw
•Interracial – Riding the Storm by Delilah Hunt
•May/December – The Bad Boys’ Virgin Temptress by Sam Crescent
•Menage – Claiming Their Mate by Stacey Espino
•Multiple Partners – Riding Her Tiger by Doris O’Connor
•Paranormal – Black Lust by Karyn Gerrard
•Rubenesque – Three for the Road by Berengaria Brown
•Sci-Fi – Star Fallen Lover by Lynde Lakes
•Seasonal – Deception by Yolanda Sfetsos
•Shifters/Vampires – Irresistible Nemesis by Annalynne Russo
•Steampunk – The Promise of Silk by Lilith Duvalier
•Suspense – Last First Kiss by Vanessa Devereaux
•Urban fantasy – Losing his Religion by Alex Bowman
•Time Travel Time Travel – The Curse of the Scarab King by Wend Petzler
•Western – Wild West Weekend by R.M. Sotera and C.R. Moss