Cover Reveal: SOME LIKE IT HOT Anthology

Five novellas of hot, sexy love in one limited edition anthology, brought to you by five of today’s hottest bestselling Erotic Romance authors.
This special edition anthology will be available for a limited time
once it releases on May 20th!

From the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Olivia Cunning
One Starry Night
In high school, Jake was the bad boy who made Michelle burn with desire, took what he wanted from her body, and broke her heart. In hindsight, Michelle never should have gotten tangled up with the aspiring guitarist in the first place. In high school, Devlin was a sweet, shy geek who’d had a crush on her, but when he’d found the courage to ask her to Prom, she’d turned him down flat. In hindsight, she should have worried more about the quality of the boy than her reputation with the popular crowd. But this isn’t high school anymore. At her ten year class reunion, Michelle finds her once popular crowd lacking, but finds both the man who broke her heart and the one she once rejected irresistibly sexy. She wants them. Both of them. And they want her any way—every way—they can have her. Can she resist either man? Does she even want to try?
New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards is heating things up with… 
Boots Optional
A sexy new ménage novella which is the first book in a hot new series called Dead Heat Ranch. Grace Lambert is familiar with hard work, long days, and handsome cowboys. She’s been working for her family’s dude ranch since she was old enough to ride a horse and she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. What she is afraid of is the heat that’s been generating between her and not one, but two sexy cowboys who’ve set their sights on her. And each other. Grant Kingsley and Lane Miller have both had their eyes on Gracie for years, but the feisty cowgirl has managed to keep them at bay. As far as they are concerned, cowboys don’t give up, and neither of them is ready to give up just yet. Not on her and not on the heat that transpires between the two of them. Find out what happens when the sultry Texas nights get as hot as the fierce Texas days.
New York Times bestselling author Cherrie Lynn gets it hot in here with… SHAMELESS
It’s a vacation Meredith Taylor will never forget. A sunny beach, good friends and good times. But when she overhears a couple having a passionate interlude on the balcony above her one night, she can’t get the man’s sultry voice out of her mind. Especially when she figures out exactly who that man is… 
Cameron Moore always had an eye on his best friend’s little sister but considered her strictly off limits, choosing to satisfy his lust elsewhere. Now Meri seems to want to annihilate every wall Cam’s put up against her. The beach is hot, the drinks are cold, Meredith is irresistible, and something has to give. Will it only be the walls between them, or their hearts as well?

New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Probybrings you…
PLAYING WITH FIRE
A ménage novella. Bailey Whitworth is a charity event organizer and a woman exploring her sexuality. Kevin Welling and Gray McDermitt are firefighters and best friends who share everything. Bailey always knew her sexual appetites were “different”, but she had no idea that she could fall in love with two men at once. What will she do when she has to choose between them? Or will she have to choose at all?

From USA Today bestselling author, Lainey Reese comes…
Guarding Nadia
When Nadia Dixon walked into the offices of CJ Investigations, the last thing she expected to find were men who looked more like GQ models than bodyguards.  It was desperation that brought her to their door however and she prayed that the two sex gods were more than just pretty faces.
Caleb and Jonas had started their security firm together after leaving the Secret Service.  They had the lethal skill and training to safeguard anyone, including the gorgeous erotic author.  Considering her stunning beauty, alluring sensuality and decadent profession, the only wonder was that she had drawn out just one obsessed fan.  After hearing Nadia’s story and seeing for themselves the threat that she was under, they knew they could keep her safe from any stalker.
Their only worry…who was going to keep her safe from them?   

  

About The Authors:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Olivia Cunning
Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, USA Today Best-Selling Author Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians.

Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She’s been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction — first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own.

Olivia’s first book in her Sinner’s Tour Series, Backstage Pass, was published in 2010 by Sourcebooks. Book two in the series, Rock Hard, was published in 2011 and the third book, Double Time just released November 2012. The last two books in the series are expected to be out in 2013. Aside from the Sinners Tour that launched her career, Olivia has been hard at work on a few other series and stand alones . . . of course with the music turned up.

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards
Nicole lives in Texas with her husband, three kids and four dogs. It’s quite the household and most of the time you’ll find her locked away in her office – dubbed the writing cave. When she’s not there, you’ll probably find her reading or hanging out with the dogs and kids, doing her best to keep them in line. And no, for the record, it doesn’t usually work.
New York Times bestselling author Cherrie Lynn
Cherrie has been a CPS caseworker and a juvenile probation officer, but now that she has come to her senses, she writes contemporary and paranormal romance on the steamy side. It’s *much* more fun. She’s also an unabashed rock music enthusiast, and loves letting her passion for romance and metal collide on the page.
When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, listening to music or playing with her favorite gadget of the moment. She’s also fond of hitting the road with her husband to catch their favorite bands live.
Cherrie lives in East Texas with said husband and their two kids, all of whom are the source of much merriment, mischief and mayhem. You can visit her at http://www.cherrielynn.com or at the various social networking sites. She loves hearing from readers!
New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby
KRISTEN PROBY is the USA Today bestselling author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at KristenProby.com.
USA Today bestselling author Lainey Reese
Lainey lives in lovely Lake Stevens, Washington.  She is the author of the sizzling New York series, including the USA Today best seller Innocence Defied.  Lainey’s first novel, A Table for Three, was nominated for best debut novel of 2010 by the Romance Review and the fun hasn’t stopped since the minute that book hit the shelves.  Most days when Lainey isn’t tucked in front of her computer she can be found out exploring the beautiful Pacific North West with her daughter and their two beloved pups.  For more on Lainey and the books available, you can visit her website @ www.laineyreese.com

Blog Tour & Review: Tie Me by Olivia Cunning


His heart is tied to his past…
When Sole Regret’s rhythm guitarist, Kellen Jamison, vowed to be faithful to his fiancée and love her forever, he meant it. He never expected to lose her to cancer so early in life. He’s certain he’ll never love again, but destiny has another plan for him.

Her heart is tied to her work…
Grammy-winning classical composer and piano virtuoso, Dawn O’Reilly, is overwhelmed with music-writing deadlines, a fickle muse, and high-expectations. She doesn’t have time to find love, but chance seeks to interfere with her carefully devised plans.

They’re bound to become entangled…
From the instant Kellen hears Dawn’s latest musical composition, his spirits rise. The stirring melody and the remarkable woman responsible for its creation are impossible to resist. His attraction is undeniable; her passion unquenchable. Kellen teaches Dawn there’s freedom in bondage, while her sensuality drives him to unleash his tightly controlled self-restraint. Will the ropes Kellen uses to secure Dawn’s body be the force that binds them together or ultimately sever all ties between them?

REVIEW

Olivia Cunning hit it out of the ballpark AGAIN.  TIE ME is indeed one of the greatest stories I’ve read from Mrs. Cunning, and Kellen Jamison has got to be one of the HOTTEST ROCKSTARS EVER. Like seriously. Heart of gold and everything.
Kellen is literally riding a storm in the middle of a freaking shore in Galveston, TX when he finally copes with the idea that he MUST let his Sara go; after 5 years of mourning and a self imposed celibacy his remorse and heartache must come to an end. Finding it hard even to take off his wrist cuff, (a gift from his best friend Owen and a tribute to Sara) he decides that the ocean in front of Sara’s dream beach house was the proper place to do it. He somehow tries to fight his demon but a wave just brings back the cuff after he threw it.
Inside the next door house Dawn O’Reilly is struggling with a serious case of musician’s block and even though she is a Grammy Award winning classical composer, this new piece doesn’t want to be completed. Not until the reincarnation of Neptune knocks on her door.
Like in the most frightening thriller, Kellen is pulled by Dawn’s beautiful melody and since he refuses to step foot in Sara’s house, he decides to hide from the storm and find out who is playing such a beautiful melody.
All of what happens next is just too hot to write about that it might melt my keyboard.
What I loved most about this story, (besides Kellen’s hotness and his sincerity of admitting he needs to step out of his funk though it’s really, really hard) is the willingness of our main heroine to explore her wild and kinky side. Kellen awakens in her that hidden need and with his proposal and careful explanation of the Japanese art of Shibari, she finds the guts to go along with her fantasies hoping Kellen can finally become “free through these ties”.
Believe me that does make sense.
Although many years ago when I first learned about Shibari (I actually knew it under the name of Kinbaku but nowadays I know they are two similar yet very different arts) I thought about it like just that, a weird fetish people had about tying people to weird places and an expertise on steroids of the Boy Scout mastership of knots. But through the beautiful writing of Mrs. Cunning, I actually saw through the eyes of  Kellen how this art is more than a great sexual pleasure, its an escape to freedom and beauty, almost the next stage before Nirvana.
Dawn is willing to reach that stage and help him achieve a final liberation from Sara’s memory, but she also knows competing with a ghost is a seriously hard goal to reach. Hard, but not impossible,  she will do anything to make Kellen finally move on from his past and consider her part of a freeing and peaceful future.
To be able to get into the psyche of each character puts you into perspective. Many of us have dealt with loss in the past, whether it’s physical or emotional. I somehow related to Kellen in that matter since I lost (though not thru death) the love of my life. It took me 6 years and a lot of head banging and self slapping to be able to finally get it through my thick head that the man did not love me anymore. Everybody fights their battles with different weapons: I did it thru school and books, Kellen learned to tie bodies.
Once again, Mrs. Cunning delivered a (too) short (for my taste) but very effective story about a successful yet troubled guy who knows he needs to move on, and like heaven sent finds the missing piece of a puzzle he himself started putting together. I loved Kellen and ached for him, but I also loved Dawn, her willingness, her bravery, her hidden desires waiting for a fallen Neptune who knocked on her door in the middle of an electric storm to be unleashed.
There’s a lot more I loved, but I guess I would need to be tied (naked) to a piano to explain properly.

Excerpt taken with permission from
Tie Me (One Night with Sole Regret #5) by Olivia Cunning
The last thing Dawn had expected to see on the beach behind her rented vacation house was a soaking wet, shirtless hunk. She was too surprised to feel threatened by his presence. Had Neptune—lord of the sea—washed up on the shore? With that hard body and water dripping from every inch of his taut skin, the tall, muscular man sure resembled an immortal god.
“Are you lost?” she yelled.
Really, Dawn? The sea gifts you with this gorgeous, tail-less merman and you ask him if he’s lost? Of course he was lost. Why else would he be standing half-naked on the beach during a thunderstorm? She doubted he was rescuing sea turtles.
He shook his head. “No,” he shouted up at her. “I live next door. I was just enjoying the”—with an outstretched hand, he indicated the churning sea behind him—“view.”
“Normally, I’d believe you, but the view is a little violent at the moment,” she yelled back.
Thunder crashed overhead, and the wind blew cold rain against her. She stepped back from the railing. The storms here didn’t mess around. Palm fronds slapped against tree trunks, rattling like a nest of angry snakes. The surf slammed into the beach with increasing retaliation as the storm advanced ashore.
The man cupped his hands around his mouth and yelled, “Was that you pla—”
Lightning broke the darkness, announcing another rumble of thunder. Dawn could see the man’s lips were still moving, but the wind robbed her ears of his words.
“What?” she yelled.
“That melody I hear—”
She shook her head and pointed to her ear. “I can’t hear what you’re saying!”
He scowled and glanced around before turning and running for the wooden walkway that had been built over the sand dunes. Soon she couldn’t see him at all and wondered if she’d imagined him. At least he’d found the sense to get out of the rain, even if it was rude for him to dash off without so much as a see ya.
Dawn shrugged and went back in the house. Perhaps that little interruption would wake up her muse. The lazy twit wasn’t cooperating with her at all tonight, and Dawn had a deadline to meet. She had to find the rest of this song by morning or she was in deep, professional trouble.
She flexed her aching fingers and had just sat down at the piano when the doorbell rang.
Had Neptune come calling?

AUTHOR BIO

Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, USA Today Best-Selling Author Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians.

Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She’s been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction — first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own.

Olivia’s first book in her Sinner’s Tour Series, Backstage Pass, was published in 2010 by Sourcebooks. Book two in the series, Rock Hard, was published in 2011 and the third book, Double Time just released November 2012. The last two books in the series are expected to be out in 2013. Aside from the Sinners Tour that launched her career, Olivia has been hard at work on a few other series and stand alones . . . of course with the music turned up.
AWARDS RECEIVED
~ In November 2012, Double Time made the USA Today Best-Seller List

~ Backstage Pass won the Reader’s Crown in 2011 for both Best First Book and Best Long Erotic Romance

~ Backstage Pass won More than Magic in 2011 for Best Erotic Romance

QUICK FACTS ON OLIVIA
~ Despite the encouragement of her English teachers to pursue writing, she majored in biology in college.
~ Olivia earned a master’s degree in Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine. After her beloved grandfather died of a heart attack, she aspired to find the cure for atherosclerosis, but found biomedical research tedious and frustrating, so switched to teaching.

~Olivia loves to attend metal concerts. She regularly embarrasses her college-aged son by headbanging in public and gets accused of not “looking like” a metal head.

~Olivia finished writing her first contemporary series romance novel at age 19. It remains unpublished.

~Olivia has always had a vivid imagination. At age three, she had seven imaginary friends and still remembers the stories she made up about them. One, named Splinter, was a giant talking skunk.

~Olivia is an army brat. She has lived all over the United States and in Germany. She tends to move every three to five years. Her most recent move to Galveston, Texas will hopefully be her last.