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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. Mary Kirkland
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 6:28 am · Link

    Favorite sexy athlete…easy that would be Portugese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.

  2. Dawn
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 6:46 am · Link

    Hubby is a huge rugby fan so I end up watching it as well but I’m not complaining when I have to look at player such as Daniel Carter and Richy McCaw from the New Zealand All Blacks. They are just so aggressive and yummy and when they do the Haka oh man!

  3. Robin Snodgrass
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 7:25 am · Link

    Wow! That’s a hot, hot excerpt. The relationship sounds like an emotional rollercoaster and heaven knows I love a book that can make me laugh and cry right along with the characters. Congrats on your upcoming Carina release and on the self-published book as well.

  4. Elizabeth
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 7:28 am · Link

    I love the extract!
    Erm.. Don’t know many sport starts but David Beckham is nice to look at 😉

  5. CrystalGB
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 7:43 am · Link

    Great excerpt. Derek Jeter is easy on the eyes. 🙂

  6. Chele Blades
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 8:19 am · Link

    still loving David Beckam…so gorgeous to look at…mostly with his shirt off…

  7. Fedora
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 8:23 am · Link

    Yum, Karen! Great excerpt!! I don’t follow too many sports, but Fredrik Ljungberg (Swedish soccer star) models for CK as well…

  8. JeanP
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 8:32 am · Link

    Wow, great excerpt. Don’t reallly follow sports, but always thought David Beckham was pretty easy on the eyes.

  9. June M.
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 8:37 am · Link

    I don’t really follow sports but David Beckham is definately a sexy man!
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  10. gigi
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 8:48 am · Link

    Kelly Slater is pretty hot…Karen would like you for picking the quarterback from his favorite team…lol


  11. danni
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 8:56 am · Link

    I agree with you on the Mark Sanchez thing…he’s the reason I watch football. I also think David Beckham is very attractive.

  12. Escape by Fiction
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 9:04 am · Link

    Oh gosh – David Beckham is so hot, but I like another athlete as well. Freddie Jungburg – OMG is he gorgeous!

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction 🙂

  13. StacieDM
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 9:13 am · Link

    David Beckham is the first image that popped into my mind. I think the tattoos have something to do with it. 😉

  14. Bonnie H
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 9:23 am · Link

    Holy cow Karen!! I’m going right now to buy this book! *fans self* And sports stars? Hmm…well, I don’t know if you are counting Formula One racing as a sport – but I’d have to say Kimi Raikkonen is SMOKING HAWT (and the Iceman nickname is pretty sexy too lol)

  15. Maranda Melton
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 9:25 am · Link

    Dwayne “the rock” Johnson. Loved him when he was in wrestling, went to be in the movies, and still love him cause he’s back in wrestling.

  16. Cre
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 10:48 am · Link

    I would have to say that David Beckham is pretty hot, what with all the tats..love tats.

      · June 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 am · Link

    one of my favorite “hot” guy to watch is “THE ROCK” Dwayne Johnson..Wrestling…Baseball-Derek Jeter…Football – Jason Taylor…Soccer -David Beckham Tennis Rafael Nadal…Basketball…Dwight Howard..

  18. Junegirl63
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 10:24 am · Link

    Congratulations on your self pub and your upcoming Carina Press release!

    I admit to having a thing for skier Jeremy Bloom 🙂

  19. Jennifer D.
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 10:34 am · Link

    I love watching sports and there are a lot of very hot athletes!! I developed a little crush on Clay Matthews from the GB Packers last season. (Although, I wouldn’t mind if he got a haircut).

  20. Susan C
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 10:37 am · Link

    I’m not a Yankee fan but Derek Jeter could make me one!

    Great excerpt!!

  21. Margay
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 10:39 am · Link

    I really like Apollo Anton Ohno. He’s powerful, athletic, and has a killer smile. What else do you need?

  22. LaTonia
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 10:47 am · Link

    i just found you on Facebook.. but i’m very interested in your writing

  23. Alicia
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 10:55 am · Link

    Something to curl up next to late at night trying to keep the shivers down…

  24. Louise
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 11:49 am · Link

    Got to go with David Beckham 😛

  25. shelli rodgers
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 11:52 am · Link

    i love the excerpt and i have to say i love david beckam. i love the tatts and the confidence he has just makes him hotter.

  26. Nikki Barrett
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 12:02 pm · Link

    Wow, I’m going to have to get this book on payday! (Tomorrow) I really don’t follow sports, which is crazy because my husband watches a lot of them. but it just doesn’t do anything for me. So, I really don’t have an athlete that I pay attention to enough to check them out…

  27. elaing8
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 12:07 pm · Link

    Hot excerpt.can’t wait to read the rest of the book.
    Not a huge sports fan but David Beckham is pretty sexy.

  28. crystal d
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 12:09 pm · Link

    Just one, huh? I would have to say Derek Jeter or A-Rod.

  29. Lisa B
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 12:26 pm · Link

    I don’t watch alot of sports but David Deckham is pretty darn hot!! lol

    Lisa B

    Loved the excerpt.!!!

  30. Darcy
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 12:31 pm · Link

    It has to be The Rock, hands done without a doubt. I am a very short woman, and I love them big and tall and hhmmmm. He’s not only sexy but he’s funny. Just him…*S* 😉

  31. Mina Gerhart
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 12:31 pm · Link

    Hi Karen 🙂
    Great excerpt, sooo HAWT!
    I think my favorite athlete would have to be Fredrik Ljungberg (yummy!)I don’t get to watch too much TV with a 3rd shift job but somehow I do find time to watch soccer when Fredrik Ljungberg plays.

    Mindy 🙂

  32. blodeuedd
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 12:34 pm · Link

    Hm I do not know his name. But he was a Dutch swimmer and he was a hottie! 😀

  33. Gabrielle J.
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 12:42 pm · Link

    I’m gonna have to agree with Elizabeth because I don’t watch a lot of sports, and because I saw David Beckham on a Diet Pepsi commercial and yes he’s very nice to look at!

    Oh and the excerpt was very nice! I love it when they’re steamy like that! 😎

  34. Booklover1335
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 1:03 pm · Link

    Indulgent Pleasures sounds sooo goooood! I have a thing for professional athlete heroes. I also like that you write hot 🙂 Congrats on all of your new books!

  35. Chelsea B.
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 1:14 pm · Link

    Oh, gosh, I do not do sports! I could so totally be checking out a sports player and not even know it, haha :mrgreen:

  36. Pam S (pams00)
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 1:23 pm · Link

    I have to agree with you Karen Mark Sanchez is who I seem drawn to the most 🙂

    Thank you for sharing the news on your self pub I will have to go pick it up from Amazon for sure.. loved the blurb and hot excerpt!

  37. Cathy M
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 1:26 pm · Link

    It’s David Beckham for me too, he is just so watchable.

  38. Stormy
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 1:34 pm · Link

    For me it would have to be Cristiano Renaldo. Bless his heart he’s just pretty!!

  39. Joder
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 1:40 pm · Link

    I’m not a big sports fan, even with all the great eye candy out there. I do love David Beckham though, he’s quite the hottie.

  40. Karen Erickson
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 1:43 pm · Link

    Hey everyone! So many dreamy athletes out there, hmmm? I forgot Dwayne Johnson. How could I forget The Rock? My teenager used to watch wrestling every Monday night back when he was on (well the first time around, LOL). Then he goes on to make kids movies my younger ones enjoy so Mama gets to enjoy too if you know what I’m sayin’. 😉

    Thanks for stopping by and keep the comments and suggestions coming! I’m always looking for more inspiration…

  41. ClaudiaGC
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 2:14 pm · Link

    I have to go with David Beckham, too! 😉 But there are also some great looking rugby players (can’t remember the names though) and I do like the Klitschko brothers, two boxers from the Ukraine (and even thguh they are boxers they are pretty good looking).

  42. Pamk
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 2:39 pm · Link

    wow Mark Sanchez is hot but so is david Beckham. Congrats on the new release.

  43. Jessica C.
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 2:50 pm · Link

    This book is definitely going to be sent straight to my Kindle! This is a new author for me, but she sounds very promising. I love Aaron Ramsey. (Arsenal Soccer Team) Those Bristish accents make me weak in the knees.


    Thanks for the giveaway!

    jcross719 at yahoo dot com

  44. Jane
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 3:04 pm · Link

    I love NHL goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

  45. Erika W
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 3:15 pm · Link

    Does bull riders count?
    Ty Murrey ( so?)

  46. Danielle Gorman
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 3:34 pm · Link

    David Beckham. That man is so fine!!

  47. Kelly Thrash
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 4:44 pm · Link

    I don’t really watch sports so I don’t have a favorite player but seriously people this book is fkn hot!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: You must read it!!! I freaking loved it!!!


  48. jennifer mathis
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 5:38 pm · Link

    oh wow fav .. can i answer all the hot guys hehehehe no well if i had to pick one off the top of my head John Cena

  49. Diane Sadler
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 7:24 pm · Link

    Neither my husband or I follow any sports so I haven’t a clue whose name I could come up with! Sorry!

  50. poups
      · June 2nd, 2011 at 6:36 pm · Link

    I really like Carrie Underwood’s hockey player husband 🙂

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