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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Can I say how excited I am to be on Beth Kery’s blog? Oh, I’m very excited. Beth is awesome. She’s so sweet and soft spoken in person and yet she writes some of the hottest books out there! Gotta love that right?
So let me introduce myself. My name is Karen and I write romance. Mostly erotic romance though I can write with a little less steam (still hot though – I can’t NOT write hot). Some of the publishers I’m with include Samhain (http://store.samhainpublishing.com/karen-erickson-pa-114.html), Loose ID (http://www.loose-id.com/Fallen.aspx) and I have a historical novella, Lessons in Indiscretion (http://karenwritesromance.com/books/lessons-in-indiscretion/), coming out June 20th with Carina Press.
Today, though, I’m going to tell you about my recent self-publishing endeavor. My contemporary erotic romance novel (332 pages) Indulgent Pleasures (http://karenwritesromance.com/books/indulgent-pleasures/) is available now at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And for the month of June I’ve discounted the book to $3.99 (regular price $4.99) as a kick-off to summer promotion!

What’s your fantasy?

Stephanie Shaw’s ready to experience a fantasy or two all for the sake of her job. Research for the magazine she works for could result in her own column and she wants it. Bad.

Almost as bad as the gorgeous man she runs into–literally. Justin Hawkins is sinfully hot and ready to indulge in her every whim. A few stolen hours in the backseat of a car turns into the most passionate sexual encounter of her life.

But Stephanie’s keeping a secret. When she finds out Justin is a former pro baseball player, no way can she tell him about her job. The media-shy Justin hates being in the public eye and Stephanie’s documenting their sexual encounters for the entire city to read–anonymously.

A betrayal of trust hurts them both and sends them reeling. And also renders them apart. Stephanie’s devastated, Justin’s angry. Can this relationship be fixed?

Here’s an excerpt for you to enjoy (WARNING – X-RATED):
Justin’s mood had been off since she’d arrived at the bar. Stephanie had felt terrible for not being able to contact him, frustrated with the bus and the car accident that stalled her, irritated at getting stuck in the rain and her favorite dress soaked.

When she arrived, he’d been angry, quiet, brooding. Dark and sexy and his eyes were so penetrating it was as if he could see right through her—and he didn’t like what he found.

That hurt. It also made her mad, pissed she’d wasted her time meeting him when he was clearly not thrilled with her. She’d been ready to bail, more than eager to go home and take a hot shower then curl up in bed. Nurse her wounds with a little bit of pouting and a lot of disappointment.

Then he’d attacked her outside of the little pub with a passionate vigor that had surprised her.

And aroused her.

The way he touched her, kissed her, undressed her, it was different tonight. More urgency and hardly any finesse. It was raw, unbridled lust.

She’d thought they’d been lusty before. Compared to this, what was happening now, they’d been far from it.

His cock pressed eagerly against her and she reached for him, smoothing her hand over his erection that strained against the fly of his jeans. Her fingers fumbled, undoing the button and zip and then she dove in, encountering hot, silky flesh, hard and thrusting against her palm.

“Jesus, Stephanie.” His voice was ragged, full of urgent need and she stroked him, her own little whimpers filling the air with every lick of his tongue around her nipple.

The parking garage was essentially empty though she knew there were a few cars parked inside. Anyone could walk by and see them, most definitely hear them. Their gasping breaths echoed against the solid concrete walls and it wouldn’t take a genius to figure out what they were doing in the dark corner.

“We shouldn’t do this here.” Every word was punctuated by a pant since his wandering hands were working magic upon her skin.

He yanked her skirt up, his big hands full of delicate Swiss dot fabric and she found the contrast incredibly sexy. “We’re doing this here.”

“Justin—” He cut off her protest with a finger resting against the center of her mouth, his expression serious, the golden-green depths of his eyes glowing in the dim light.

“I’m going to fuck you here and then I’m going to take you to my house and we’re going to fuck all night. You understand?”

He removed his finger and she nodded slowly, her hair rubbing against the rough surface of the concrete wall behind her. His commanding tone and demands should’ve pissed her off, especially with his unreasonable anger toward her earlier but no.

All of it only aroused her, made her want him even more if that was possible. The thought of being taken by Justin so forcefully in a freaking parking garage, where anyone could see them was a tremendous turn on.

She thought of the fantasy list, how having sex in a public place was on it. Never would she have considered it but then again, she’d never been with Justin before.

Her skin tingled and she smiled, ready to get into it even more.

“Maybe we should do it in the car?” She nibbled on her lower lip, knowing what his answer would be.

And he didn’t disappoint.

“Shit, no. Too uncomfortable.” He reached behind him, yanking his wallet out and grabbing the handy condom he always seemed to have.

Good thing since they always seemed to have spontaneous sex in unusual places.

“You want to do it right here against the wall?”

“No.” He shook his head slowly, the glint in his eyes unmistakable. “I want to fuck you against the hood of my car.”

“Oh Justin…” That sounded crazy. But she wasn’t going to protest. She was in the mood for crazy, wild, unpredictable.

Stephanie had never been able to let go sexually as she did with Justin. One touch and she went off like a spark, the heat and passion consuming her so rapidly she didn’t have time to think.

She only had time to feel.

He grabbed her by the forearm and led her over to the car, stopping at the front of it, closer to the driver’s side.

“Bend over baby. Let me see your pretty little ass.” He kissed her, a sweet, lingering kiss, his tongue dancing with hers and she clung to him until he finally nudged at her shoulders with the tips of his fingers.

Then because she couldn’t not do it, she turned and leaned forward, pressing her chest against the cold metal of the car. She gasped at the shock, her nipples tightening almost painfully and she breathed deep, relaxed her body as much as she could.

His hands gathered her skirt once again, pushing it up above her waist so the fabric rested in a pile in the center of her back. His hands smoothed over her lower back, her butt and then he was tugging her panties down, the cool air hitting her heated pussy and making her squirm.

“Ah yeah, babe. Sorry but this is going to be fast.”

CONTEST TIME! I’m having a huge contest where the grand prize is a KINDLE. The drawing will be held June 21st but in the meantime, I’m giving away a variety of other prizes so please go visit my contest page (http://karenerickson.blogspot.com/p/contests.html) and check it out!

And in celebration of Beth’s book release and her Kindle giveaway, I’d like to offer up a $20 gift card to Amazon to one lucky commenter today! Just answer the following question:

Who’s your favorite sexy athlete?

I find football player Mark Sanchez mighty pleasant to look at. Who are you checking out?

Thanks again, Beth, for having me! I hope your readers will stop by and visit my website, and my Facebook page.

76 comments to “Karen Erickson visits and a $20 Amazon GC giveaway!”

  1. JoAnna B
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm · Link

    I really don’t watch sports. Lucky for me neither does my husband. But the books sounds fantastic.

  2. Betty Lewis
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 7:31 pm · Link

    Sorry, but I’m right there with Diane S, I’m really not into sports, so I don’t know who’s sexy and who’s not 🙁 The closest I get to watching “sports” is once in a while I watch Nascar, and I think Tony Stewart is DAMN hot, but he’s not really what you would call an athelete. And the only real athelete I DO watch, isn’t one I think of as sexy…just freaking AWESOME. My grandson plays football in school, so he’s really my favorite athelete LOL

  3. Jessie
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 8:16 pm · Link

    Three words. Eli manning YUMMY!

  4. Jen B.
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 8:22 pm · Link

    I was going to say something snarky about how I hate sports when DING the light bulb went on in my head. I actually think Apolo Anton Ohno is HOT. Yep. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Ann G
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 8:32 pm · Link

    Hi Beth and Karen–I don’t follow sports, so I don’t have a favorite sexy athlete. If Scott Bakula was an athlete, I’d love him.

    • Amelia
        · June 9th, 2011 at 7:53 am · Link

      I like Scott Bakula too, but he’s disappeared from tv. Good thing I have Quantum Leap on dvd!

  6. AllisonH
      · June 3rd, 2011 at 12:06 am · Link

    Hi Karen, love the excerpt! And thanks for the excuse to look up rugby player Sean Lamont…. 😛

  7. Dottie
      · June 3rd, 2011 at 1:22 am · Link

    I guess I’m with the non-sports fanatics… no favorites here. But if Bradley Cooper played ball, I’d sure watch him, especially if he spoke French while doing it!!


    Dottie 🙂

  8. Betty
      · June 3rd, 2011 at 3:32 am · Link

    The only person that i can think of is David Beckham, who is soooooo good looking 🙂

  9. Mami2jcn
      · June 3rd, 2011 at 4:56 am · Link

    I’ll say Cristiano Ronaldo, the soccer player.

      · June 3rd, 2011 at 8:46 am · Link

    I have to say my favorite sexy player is Hines Ward. I love his personality even though I don’t root for the Steelers. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway.

  11. Rabid
      · June 3rd, 2011 at 9:31 am · Link

    Lindsey Vonn. I can’t ski to save my life, but a gal that cute could convince me to give it a shot.

  12. Eliza
      · June 3rd, 2011 at 12:27 pm · Link

    Mine would have to be Milan Baros

  13. infinitieh
      · June 3rd, 2011 at 3:52 pm · Link

    Give me an Olympic swimmer any day! Okay, maybe not Phelps. Alexander Popov for sure!

  14. Mariee
      · June 3rd, 2011 at 5:22 pm · Link

    David Beckham. Yum!

  15. Lizzy O.
      · June 4th, 2011 at 4:10 am · Link

    David Beckham is by far the best looking!

  16. Miranda
      · June 4th, 2011 at 8:21 am · Link

    Wow I can’t believe I can’t think of anyone 🙁 I just keep picturing Jed Hill on the cover of Jaci Burton’s The Perfect Play lol

  17. Stephanie M
      · June 4th, 2011 at 10:36 am · Link

    David Beckham

  18. Stella (Ex Libris)
      · June 4th, 2011 at 11:38 am · Link

    I remember I kept watching the Olympics game men diving competition only to catch a few glimpses of Alexandre Despatie. He was dark, handsome, cute and executed such brilliant dives *sigh* yummy! 😀

  19. Rose
      · June 5th, 2011 at 6:36 am · Link

    Robert Lang

  20. Jolene A
      · June 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am · Link

    I loved the excerpt but I so wanted more!! Sounds amazing. I will have to go with David Beckham, I love the tats 🙂


  21. Michelle
      · June 5th, 2011 at 11:46 am · Link

    Not much into sports, but I gotta say Nadal (tennis player) is not hard to look at.

  22. Izzy
      · June 5th, 2011 at 12:25 pm · Link

    Seems i’m withe the majority on this 🙂 David Beckham!

  23. Jane
      · June 6th, 2011 at 3:17 am · Link

    I agree with Michelle Nadal is quite good looking 🙂

  24. Alice Sharp
      · June 6th, 2011 at 5:46 am · Link

    Steven Gerrard 😉

  25. Tracey D
      · June 6th, 2011 at 11:13 am · Link

    I find the Baltimore Raven’s Ray Lewis sexy as all get out! Not only is he good looking (yeah, I’m having a cougar moment) but he does a lot of volunteer work. That alone is EXTREMELY sexy!

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