I’ll be at quite a few conferences and booksignings coming up, plus doing several workshops. I hope I’ll meet you at one!
April 26th to 27th:
Spring Fling, RWA Chicago North conference.
Chicago Mariott Northwest, Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Registration:
I’ll be doing two workshops, plus the
Book Signing, which is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC,
Saturday April 26th, 9:30 to 10:30
May 13th to 19th: Romantic Times convention, New Orleans
And Huge Book Fair, Saturday May 17, 11-2. RT Agenda
Excerpt: SINCE I SAW YOU, Book 4 in the Because You Are Mine series, available May 6, 2014.
When enigmatic billionaire Ian Noble sets Lin the task of ‘taming’ his brilliant, yet half-savage brother Kam Reardon, she eagerly accepts. She’s more than curious about the solitary genius and everything she’s heard about him. During their electric first meeting, her fascination increases a hundredfold. Kam practically oozes raw sex appeal. Lin is interested…very interested. But does her intense attraction and willingness to go places with him she’s never gone before in the bedroom really have to do with Kam? Or is her carefully hidden desire to blame for a man she knows she can never have?
An elusive outsider, Kam avoids intimacy, yet never shies away from satisfying his erotic appetites. But there’s something different about Lin—a reserve he’s anxious to break. A woman he’s eager to take his time with…and possess completely. A sophisticated beauty like her would never want him anywhere but in bed, but he finds himself unable to resist her.
Immediately Lin’s smooth façade is undone by Kam’s overwhelming masculinity and by his irresistible erotic demands—a lesson in subjugation that leaves Lin confused, reeling, and open to things she never thought possible. Now, as the unpredictable nights between them grow darker, Lin and Kam are certain of only thing: they’re made for each other.
“I get it,” Lin said, recovering from his harsh bark of laughter and turning away from him dismissively. “It’s easy to stand on the sidelines and jeer.”
Irritation spiked through him. A movement broke his focus on Lin, briefly fracturing his attention. Ian sat behind his desk, a very untypical expression of rapt bemusement on his face as he watched the two of them.
“If you don’t think I’m going to be a source of amusement in all these meetings you have planned, why are you backing out of them?” Kam demanded of Lin.
“I don’t appreciate your disdain for the proceedings,” she said, picking at an invisible piece of lint on her dress and sweeping it away. “You’re determined to ruin the whole thing without even really trying. It’s an insult to all the preparation I’ve done.”
“At least I was willing to show up tonight. More than you can say.”
“So you actually want me there?” she demanded, giving him a sideways glare.
“I figure you’re the best bet I have.”
Her nostrils flared slightly as they faced off in the silence.
“I couldn’t have said it better myself,” Ian said. Both Lin and he turned to look at him blankly.
“Yeah. I’m still here,” Ian said drolly under his breath.
“Fine,” Lin said abruptly, as if Ian had never interrupted. Kam blinked when she practically hurled herself out of the chair, her actions rapid yet graceful, controlled but somehow aggressive as well. Ian seemed as cowed into silence as Kam was as they both watched her grab a pad of paper and pen off Ian’s desk and lean over to write in a slashing scrawl. Kam saw that the sexy shirtdress was slightly longer in the back than the front, but still gave him a tantalizing view of slender calves. In her bent-over position, he could see the outline of her shapely, taut ass through draping fabric. It twitched ever so slightly as she wrote.
She ripped the piece of paper off the pad with a vicious swipe.
“Meet me at this address at noon. Bring your credit card,” she said, handing Kam the slip of paper. She turned to Ian and flipped her hand open in a succinct demand. “If you’re finished with the Tyake numbers, I need them back.”
Ian handed her the file wordlessly. They both watched Lin sweep out of the office.
“I’ve never seen her this way,” Ian said a moment after his office door shut briskly behind Lin. He stared at Kam looking a little sideswiped. “What in the world did you say to her when you two met?”
“Nothing,” Kam said laconically as he stood. He noticed Ian’s skeptical glance. “I just told her I thought she took her job way too seriously.”
“You told Lin Soong that?”
“Yeah,” Kam muttered under his breath as he walked over to study the view. “I didn’t realize at the time it was a dead on poke at the hornet’s nest.”
Happy New Year! I hope you and yours had a memorable one. I know I certainly did with my sisters and nieces in London.
As for writing, I’m looking forward to Explosive making a mass market re-release this February. If you haven’t read this intense, erotic suspense, give it a try when you see the pretty gold cover online or at your local store!
I’m really excited about the next book in the Because You Are Mine series coming out on May 6. It’s called SINCE I SAW YOU. You may have read the excerpt for it at the end of BECAUSE WE BELONG? It’s Kam’s and Lin’s story. I had such a terrific time with this beauty and the beast type scenario–Kam is a brilliant inventor who is so rough around the edges it’s comical at times, but the refined, ultra-elegant Lin can’t help but be drawn to his primal, raw sexuality and honesty. They are a favorite couple to be sure. If you read on Kindle, right now Amazon has the entire series marked down to 7.99 per novel, including SINCE I SAW YOU on preorder. Hope you’ll check out the series if you haven’t thus far here. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AMOOD8Y The order of the series is BECAUSE YOU ARE MINE, the complete novel, WHEN I’M WITH YOU, the complete novel, BECAUSE WE BELONG and SINCE I SAW YOU, out May 6.
In other news, I’ll hopefully be doing cover reveals and blurbs soon for my super sexy, exciting new serial called THE AFFAIR, which comes out in September into October. Stay tuned for more!
As for current projects, I’m working on a book called ONLY FOR YOU, which is the next novel in the ONE NIGHT OF PASSION series. Remember Exposed to You’s heroine, Joy Hightower’s rugged, sexy uncle Seth, the brilliant special effects artist? Well this is his story. Plans are currently for it to come out in December of this year, and I’m working feverishly to make that happen.
I think that’ll be enough to keep me busy this year, along with several conventions–RT in New Orleans, RWA in San Antonio, Edinburgh (RARE) and London, too! Click on the event to get more details, times and dates. More on the London multi-author Headline signing to come!
Hope you’re excited about your 2014 and that it’s a wonderful one!
I’m currently giving away 3 of several advanced review copies of SINCE I SAW YOU, book 4 in the Because You Are Mine series. The book doesn’t come out until May 6, but I’ve got a box full of ARC’s which I plan to give away in the next several months. To enter to win this evening, go to facebook.com/beth.kery, like my page and leave a brief comment on the contest update!
My erotic contemporary suspense romance, SWEET RESTRAINT, re-releases today in mass market! Check it out for the nice mass market price:
SWEET RESTRAINT is a tumble whirl of emotion, eroticism and suspense that will hook you and not let go. It is also a must read and Joyfully Recommended.
A Recommended Read from Joyfully Reviewed
Beth Kery has gained a spot in my limited must buy author list.
5 Lips and a Reviewer’s Choice Award, Two Lips Reviews
I emphatically recommend this highly erotic, emotionally gripping novel.
5 bookmarks, Wild on Books
Beth Kery…is on my “must buy” list from here on out!
5 stars and a Featured Review from Manic Readers.
Tender and sexually explicit; suspenseful and compelling…a highly emotional read.
A mind-boggling book! Enjoy both the sexual escapades and the mystery and suspense.
5 coffee cups, Coffee Time Reviewer’s Recommend Award, Coffee Time Romance
Desire becomes obsession in an electrifying novel of scandalous secrets by the New York Times bestselling author of Because You Are Mine and When I’m with You…
This time, he’ll never let her go…
It’s been thirteen years since Laura suddenly left Chicago Special Agent Shane Dominic and he’s never forgotten her—or stopped wondering why she left. Until the murder of a criminal mastermind draws Shane back into Laura’s shadow. He knows this is his last chance to get to the truth about the woman he loves—and he’ll get it any way he can.
Laura’s feelings may still run deep, but she’ll never tell her secrets—even when Shane takes her as his captive to a secluded cabin, and subjects her to his every torturously erotic whim. As her defenses melt away she has no choice but to trust him with the truth —one that will expose them both to a danger closing in like wild fire.
BECAUSE WE BELONG
A BECAUSE YOU ARE MINE NOVEL, BOOK #3
Introduced in New York Times bestselling author Beth Kery’s erotic phenomenon Because You Are Mine, they aroused an “addictive and delicious” (USA Today Happy Ever After Reviews) romance that dared to break the rules of attraction.
IAN…“[the] hero…dark, mysterious, and very dominant” (Smexybooks), a sexual force to be reckoned with, a man accustomed to getting what he wants.
FRANCESCA…“a fascinating heroine” (Heroes and Heartbreakers), a woman who had no idea how far she was willing to go in the name of love.
In Because We Belong Ian and Francesca return to reignite the exquisite passions that drew them together, and to finally face the intimate secrets that threatened to separate them forever. The secrets of an inescapable past that was one man’s darkest mystery—a darkness that seduced one woman and forever held her spellbound with forbidden desire. For both of them, the next step is total abandon…
Read the Reviews
4.5 stars! “intense, unpredictable and (Ian and Francesca’s) desire for each other is explosive…”
RT Book Reviews Magazine
“Realistic, yet fantastic. Emotional and raw, but with touches of humor and softness…the perfect happy ending.”
Heroes and Heartbreakers
“I couldn’t put it down. Ian and Francesca are two extremely compelling and complex characters who will stick with me for a long time.”
Fiction Vixen Book Reviews
Barnes and Noble Jules’ Top Pick
Excerpt: Because We Belong, available November 5, 2013
She looked over his shoulder, seeing Gerard twirling an ecstatic-?looking Clarisse just feet away but not really absorbing anything but the feeling of being in Ian’s arms.
“Your breaking off things between us wasn’t easy, Ian, but you need hardly consider me an emergency. I’ve been doing fine.”
“I know that. And I didn’t break things off between us.”
“You disappeared for half a year without so much as a text message,” she said with dripping sarcasm.
“I thought it’d be best. A clean break. While I tried to figure things out.”
“Well it worked,” she told him with fake airiness. “The clean break,” she clarified, rising anger making it possible to meet his stare again. It was a mistake. His gaze blazed down at her face, the emotion in his eyes palpable, but also completely indecipherable, like trying to read the meaning in a raging inferno.
“I didn’t want to hurt you. It wasn’t my intention,” he said.
“Intended or not, you did.”
His mouth went hard. His nostrils flared. Why didn’t he at least apologize? He owed her that, didn’t he? He was the most infuriating man she’d ever known. His hand shifted on her waist so that his entire palm was on bare skin. His heat poured into her. He pressed, as if he wanted to detail the sensation of her backbone. For a moment, she forgot what they’d been discussing as her belly brushed his pelvis.
Her core contracted, the immediate sharp ache shocking her.
“Francesca, I think you might be in danger.”
She blinked, totally disoriented by what had just occurred. It was as if her body had a mind all its own, straining toward him, aching for him against her will.
“What?” she asked, sure she’d misunderstood him.
“Someone tried to kidnap you in Chicago.”
She made an incredulous sound. “Kidnap? What are you talking about? You mean that man who tried to rob Davie and me?”
“I read the police report,” he said coldly. “That wasn’t an attempted robbery. Why everybody else seems to be ignoring the obvious is beyond me.”
“You read . . .” she faded off, scolding herself for her initial surprise. Ian had stunned her many times with his ability to get almost any information he desired, even highly confidential information.
This was yet another example of his power, not to mention something that bordered on paranoia.
“Have you been spying on me?” she accused.
“No. But I’ve been keeping tabs. Just to make sure you were all right.”
“Well your concern was misguided,” she said sharply. “Both in the case of that attempted robbery incident and in general.” She stepped back as the music came to an end. He dropped his arms slowly to his sides. “I’ve been doing just fine without you, Ian.”
“You’re lying,” she heard him say quietly.
“Why would you assume that?” she asked under her breath as chatting people started to move past them as they left the dance floor.
“You’re the other half of me. I feel like something has been ripped out of my chest not being with you. I think it’s the same for you.”
Her mouth dropped open at his quiet audacity. Her eyes burned at his stark declaration of pain.
“Then maybe you shouldn’t have been the one to rip it apart,” she hissed, knowing her naked heart was fully exposed in that moment, but not caring.
Welcome to friend and fellow author, Tracy Wolff! Tracy has two sexy, fast-paced novels out right now for a very nice price of 2.99! If you hadn’t tried Tracy’s work yet, now is the time to get some serious heat! (And don’t those awesome covers just make you want more?)
For fans of Sylvia Day, E. L. James, and J. Kenner, the author of the edgy and erotic Full Exposure delivers another explosive tale of seduction and suspense.
As the only woman on her homicide squad, star investigator Genevieve Delacroix maintains a tough-as-nails attitude that keeps men at arm’s length. She never gives in to her secret fantasies—until she meets a mysterious stranger who teaches her how little control she really has over her mind or her body.
Cole Adams arrives in New Orleans believing Genevieve is his last hope for solving the murder of his younger sister. He just doesn’t expect the hard-bitten detective to look like a blond bombshell. Once he breaks through her inhibitions, he soon finds an unexpected obsession driving Genevieve right to the edge of desire . . . and beyond. But when the serial killer who has been terrorizing the streets of the French Quarter sets his sights on Genevieve, they realize that they both have let down their guard. And losing control can have fatal consequences.
Praise for Tie Me Down
“An intoxicating blend of suspense and eroticism that will leave readers breathless!”—New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks
“Snares you in the first chapter with its detail of the desperation and need of the characters, and then keeps you enthralled as the plot unravels. Wolff grabs your attention and doesn’t let you go. A great read!”—Fresh Fiction
“All I can say is hot, hot, hot! Murder, mystery, and sex that sizzles—what more can a gal ask for? Warning—read this story with a fan ready at hand.”—Bestselling author Sunny
“The sex is wild, exotic, and inventive in Wolff’s serial-killer thriller.”—RT Book Reviews
Cole Adams slid onto the barstool next to the blond bombshell with more curves than a baseball and wondered how to start up the conversation he was dying to have.
Should he open with the truth? He wasn’t sure how well this beautiful woman would take to the fact that he’d been researching her for months. That he’d followed her from the police station. That he’d been lurking around outside the precinct, waiting for her to come out for nearly an hour.
That he wanted a whole lot more from her than she’d be willing to give.
He’d meant to stop her there, to tell her what he wanted right from the start. But she’d looked so enraged—and miserable—that he couldn’t help wondering what had caused the devastation written so clearly on her face.
But before he could decide how to approach her, Genevieve had started off at a walk so fast it was nearly a run, and he’d been forced to follow her or lose his chance.
He couldn’t afford to mess this up. Not now, when he’d finally gotten everything set up the way he wanted it.
Glancing at Genevieve out of the corner of his eye, he nearly snorted. Yeah, right. Things were going exactly as he’d planned.
Except that she looked more likely to shoot him than listen to him.
Plus, the speech he’d prepared sounded incredibly stupid now. Like a bad pickup line instead of the appeal to her conscience he’d intended.
Maybe he was just paranoid—and who could blame him? He’d done his homework on the NOPD so thoroughly that the face of every homicide detective on the force was familiar to him by now. But Genevieve’s picture hadn’t done her justice. On the computer screen, her hair had looked more of a dirty gray than the honey blond it really was, and her ample curves had been hidden under an ill-fitting suit. Now Cole was struggling to deal with the arousal that had wrapped around his gut like a fist at his first sight of her, and had only gotten worse as he’d watched her sinuous glide through the Quarter.
Looking at her from beneath his lashes, he watched her long, unpainted fingernails tap an impatient rhythm on the bar as she leaned back on her barstool in a parody of relaxation. What did it say about him that the guarded accessibility of her frame—combined with the sight of those loose, feminine fingers—had him longing for the feel of her against him? For the feel of her hand on his suddenly—and unexpectedly—hard cock?
Fuck, damn, shit. What was he, a horny teenager who couldn’t keep his dick under control? Or a man who knew what he wanted, one with a secret to unravel and could find only one woman to help him do it?
This couldn’t be happening. Not now, when he was so close to getting the ball rolling. Not now, when he had Detective Genevieve Delacroix almost exactly where he wanted her.
But it was happening, his body spinning rapidly out of control while his mind struggled to find a way to approach her that she wouldn’t find threatening—or annoying.
“So, can I buy you a drink?” Her question came out of nowhere, in a no-nonsense tone and a voice that was pure, sugary Georgia peach. Smooth and silky and sweetly delicious, despite the hint of hard-ass he heard just below the surface.
Surprise swept through him, and he wondered if she would taste as good as she sounded. The contrast between her voice and her tone intrigued him, one more example of the numerous contradictions that seemed to make her up.
The lush body covered by that ridiculous suit.
The indolent pose belied by the watchful eyes.
The gorgeous voice with the don’t-fuck-with-me tone.
It made him wonder who the real Genevieve Delacroix was. Made him want to fuck with her—to fuck her—and to hell with the consequences.
As he struggled to regain control—to keep his eye on the prize—the wicked curve of her lips kept interfering with his concentration.
“What are you offering?” He kept his voice low as he angled his body toward hers, savoring the rush of arousal pouring through him. Inconvenient or not, it had been far too long since he’d felt this instantaneous reaction to a woman.
Her barely-there smile turned into a smirk. “That depends what you ask for.”
In Tracy Wolff’s sizzling novel of erotic tension—perfect for fans of Sylvia Day, E. L. James, and J. Kenner—sex and suspense steam up the sultry bayou.
Desperate to leave a traumatic past behind, photographer Serena Macafee prefers sex with no strings attached—no commitment, just pure pleasure. Her new subject, sculptor Kevin Riley, seems like the perfect man to fulfill her hottest fantasies. And where better than the torrid wetlands of Baton Rouge, where Kevin works—and plays? But as their sessions heat up, so do Serena’s feelings for Kevin.
As she opens herself up to emotions she never wanted, Serena leaves herself vulnerable to everything she thought she’d escaped. As her guard breaks down, her fears are aroused. Something has followed her to the sweltering southern bayou, exposing her to the twisted fantasies of someone in the shadows—and to dangers beyond her wildest dreams.
Praise for Full Exposure
“A first-rate tale . . . [Wolff] combines the adrenaline of a psychological thriller with the intensity of an exquisitely sensual romance while skillfully exploring the deepest emotions of her characters.”—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
“Edgy and erotic . . . a sultry, red-hot read.”—New York Times bestselling author Shannon McKenna
“This book kept me on the edge of my seat. . . . I recommend Full Exposure wholeheartedly.”—Fresh Fiction
“The perfect read . . . I adored Full Exposure.”—Romance Junkies
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
Because We Belong, the third book in the Because You Are Mine series is out November 5. In the build-up to the release, I’m giving away 5 print advanced review copies at my facebook page. Just like my page and then leave a brief comment to enter. Winner announced Friday, October 4! www.facebook.com/beth.kery