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Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Release! Winning Back Wednesday

It's release day!! Today marks the release of my sixth ebook from Ellora's Cave Publishing. However, this one is a little different. It's being released from their Blush line and isn't as erotic as my previous books. It is still very much a love story, though a short one, and I hope you like these two characters as much as I do.

Austin and Wednesday have been friends for years. He values their friendship, though he’s horrible at showing it, and she loves him more deeply than she’s willing to admit. When he discovers she’s never celebrated a birthday, he plans a special night for just the two of them. Too bad he forgets to show up.

Wednesday has always been the Mistress of Denial. But this time she’s had it. Austin is not good for her, so she packs up and moves on. Now that Austin knows what he’s lost he’s not willing to let her go. And it’s going to take every trick in his arsenal to prove his love and win back Wednesday.

A Blush® romance from Ellora’s Cave

Blush sensuality level: This is a suggestive romance (love scenes are not graphic).

Want more? Read an excerpt here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Have You Met Tracy H. Kitts?

Why vampires and do they have to be naked?
Tracey H. Kitts

A lot of people (relatives in particular) have asked me why I write so much about vampires. I write werewolves too, but vamps seem to draw the most attention. At least, it gets the most questions. The truth is, I write what I like. When I was in school I read every book that had anything to do with vampires. Anything I could get my hands on that had vampires in it, I read it so thoroughly it could be considered studying. I also wrote a few short and semi-erotic stories about werewolves just for fun. Of course, they weren’t up to par with what is considered erotica now, but it was pretty sexy to me and my friends.
I always knew that I wanted to write professionally some day. It wasn’t something that just came to me out of the blue or something I did on a whim. Everything I have ever done in my life I have viewed as “good writing material.” I knew that each experience, whether it was a job or a relationship that went wrong, would somehow end up in my books. In the case of bad relationships, it could be considered therapy. Ha. Ha. Of course, names have been changed to protect the guilty, but there are a few of those along the way.
Since I always knew I wanted to write and I have always been drawn to vampires, it seemed only logical to me that’s what I’d write about. The other question I get even more often than, “Why vampires?” is “Why sex?”
The short answer: Why not?
Now, for something more in depth:  I love science fiction, but find it grossly lacking in sex. Ha. Seriously, I enjoy a good story but what I also enjoy is a good romance. I used to read the really old romances, the ones you could find at garage sales and such. So, they were really outdated and for my tastes, too … sweet. I wanted a heroine who could kick ass and take names. I wanted someone I could identify with. Someone who wasn’t “pure as the driven snow,” and all that crap. I wanted someone real.
Of course, I also wanted a hero who was sexy beyond imagination. I don’t want the guy next door. Let’s face it, unless Hugh Jackman lives next door, none of us are really interested in normal guys, are we?
I also have a deep love of fantasy. So, you take all that, mix it together (shaken, not stirred) and you get paranormal romance. Paranormal romance is really an adventure for women. We just happen to find romance to be part of the adventure.

I write what I like to read. Why would I try to sell something to someone if I didn’t even like it myself? That’s ridiculous. I love vampires and if we get them alone in the story, someone better tell me what they look like naked! I don’t know about you, but I’d feel cheated otherwise. Of course, I’m okay with waiting for such a moment (like in the case of a series, which I enjoy writing). But once we get there, I want details. Ha. Ha.
The last and probably best answer I could give is this: Writing is wish fulfillment and so is reading. Who hasn’t fantasized about living forever with some gorgeous hunk? Tall, dark and immortal sounds pretty darn good to me. To never grow old, never get sick and die. And let us not forget, eternal love. I think these are all pretty strong fantasies that most people can identify with, even if they don’t get into the whole, “Bite me,” thing.
Unfortunately, in the area where I live most people just see it as macabre. For the rest of the fang baitout there (like myself), please check out my latest release. LOL For everyone else, I do hope we can move beyond that some day.
My latest release is Bitten and it’s available at Amazon.

For more information me and my books, you can find me at

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Release from Tina Donahue! (CONTEST)

Hi, everyone! The tour’s been wonderful, your comments great!
If this is your first taste of Claiming Magique , you’re in for a treat. It’s Book One in my Appointment with Pleasure series for Ellora’s Cave and is hotter than hot, while also being so romantic. J
Here’s the cover, blurb and a brief excerpt to give you an idea of the plot.
I’m also offering a contest – the tour winner will have her choice of THREE of my backlist ebooks. So, read on!! And leave comments at each of my stops (check my blog daily for details: ) for your chance to win! The more comments, the better your chances.

Claiming Magique
Book One – Appointment with Pleasure series
Tina Donahue

A man at the center of power…a woman who won’t be ruled…
They call her Magique.

Sought out by the District’s elite, she’s no ordinary call girl, deciding who will pleasure her for the evening. Her preference is for several men at once. Games of bondage and submission heighten her arousal and desire to have a strong male take her…to be adored.
Lobbyist Hunter Prescott was only looking for a good time, not a woman who unleashes a hunger so deep it changes his world. He won’t stop until Magique is his alone, a prisoner of his lust, powerless against his growing need for her body and heart.
With this man, resistance isn’t allowed. For this woman, he’ll create a world of sensual delight and yearning like none she’s known. Proving that only with trust and true surrender will she find unparalleled rapture.

The name she uses is Magique.
French for magic. According to Hunt’s client, who’d paid close to twenty grand for tonight’s “date”, Magique was available only when the mood hit her.
Hunt had laughed at the notion, asking, “Seriously?”
“You won’t be grinning if she doesn’t choose you,” Jack Kilhan had said.
Nearly as rich as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Jack was a VIP client at Givens and Strobe, the firm where Hunt, David and Tim worked. Hunt had helped get legislation passed that saved Jack’s companies a lot of bucks and regulatory headaches. As a reward, Jack was providing the coming hours with Magique.
That is, if she chose Hunt.
“Seriously?” he’d asked the man again, dutifully sobered this time.
Jack pursed his lips and drew hard on his illegal Cuban cigar, releasing aromatic smoke with his words. “She doesn’t do this for the money, Hunt.” He offered a knowing smile. “She doesn’t need to.”
Really. “She has a day job? She’s a lobbyist too? Someone’s aide? Part of the POTUS’s inner circle? His mistress?”
Jack smoked his cigar.
Hunt pressed on. “If she doesn’t need the money for living expenses, then why does she do it?”
“Why do you or any man?”
Dumb question. They craved sex, the high of an orgasm, the warmth of a body and close comfort without any of the nasty complications.
“Hey,” David said, real quiet as though he feared being overheard. His Asian features were tight with concern as he studied Hunt. “You all right?”
He was horny as hell and hadn’t even seen her. What the fuck was the matter with him? He enjoyed women, always had—for sex and an occasional friendship, not anything soul shattering, knowing how easily love could become a weapon. He’d seen enough of that shit as a child.
Had Jack been putting him on with that she-might-be-inaccessible crap? There was only one purpose for tonight…unrestrained indulgence. For her, him and his buddies.
“She prefers three guys at once,” Jack had informed. “Rather than one on one.”
Hunt wasn’t about to question why.

Tina Donahue
“Heat with Heart”


*** CONTEST ***

To celebrate the release of Claiming Magique , I’m offering a contest. One lucky commenter during this blog tour will have her choice of THREE of my following ebooks**:

1.            Adored – RWA award-winning; EPIC 2011 Finalist; 4 Stars RT
2.            Deep, Dark, Delicious – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Holt Medallion Award of Merit
3.            Lush Velvet Nights – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Golden Nib Award
4.            In His Arms – SIX 5 Star Reviews; 4 Stars RT
5.            Sensual Stranger – 2010 Book of the Year (erotic); 4 Stars RT
6.            The Yearning – Top Ten Bestseller
7.            Take Me Away - #1 Pick, Miz Love Loves Books
8.            Unending Desire – Best Book Rating LASR
9.            SiNN – Nominated for Book of the Week LASR

** Winner chosen at random. Winner chosen September 13

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Shutterbug Sunday: Patrick Mark

A few months ago I happened upon an interesting site while searching for erotic photographers. It was for the final issue of an online mag by an amazing photographer. I thought it was sad that his magazine was ending until I read on and realized he was moving into photo book projects. He asked for suggestions on the themes and of course I submitted Romance. Imagine my surprise (and glee) when he chose my theme for his first book! Help me in welcoming Patrick Mark.

How long have you been capturing the world around you, either professionally or from the first time you picked up a camera?

I first picked up a camera in high school.  I was lucky enough to learn shooting from my yearbook instructor, an old pro with the patience to answer question after question.  My candid shots of basketball players caught the eye of our town's local newspaper and soon I was on their team of sports photographers. Funny thing, my shots of the actual game never made it into the sports section.  Instead, it was the anguish on the faces of players and coaches that always made the cut. It seems capturing men was 'my thing' even as a teen.
I eventually dropped still cameras for a career in television and video.  It would be 16 years before I shot another still frame.

After I moved to Austin in 2004, I picked up my first digital camera: a cheap Sony I bought at a pawnshop for forty bucks.  I had the idea to ask men on Manhunt if they wanted better pictures for their profiles.  I did it just for the experience, but before I knew it, I was back in the business of photographing men.
Those personal pics eventually lead to a few local magazine covers, a calendar with a global distributor, my own web magazine and now, a new fitness photo service.  All while I still work in TV.

What/who is your favorite subject? Do you find humans difficult or intriguing to shoot?

My favorite subject is actually non-human.  My eye gravitates toward the texture found in nature.  Grass, trees; there is ultimate beauty found growing all around us...naturally.  It doesn't have to put on make-up, work out; it is just what it is.  I think that carries over into my work with men.  My aesthetic tends to have a natural feel with an emphasis on texture.

As for humans, I do find us an intriguing subject.  I absolutely love the psychology of male photography. When I work with guys who are new to modeling, there is an interesting transformation that happens; a switch that flips when the lens comes out.  A guy can be the most timid person but as the shoot begins, this sensuality takes over and an entirely new man appears. It’s crazy what happens right in front of your eyes.  However, the intrigue can be lost when you work with a model that doesn’t connect with you.  That can be difficult.

If you could choose any one person in history, alive or dead, to do a full photo shoot of, who would it be and why?

Actor James Dean. The man couldn't take a bad shot.  A classic in every sense: expressive eyes, the face and the body language.

Do you have a fantasy location you would love to shoot? If so, is there a specific subject to go along with it?

Hmm, that's a tough choice but I'm going with Stonehenge.  The simplicity and structure of that mystic place has some amazing possibilities.  As for a subject, I would love to feature either ginger model Seth Fornea or former Playgirl Man of the Year, Derrick Davenport.  Derrick is someone I still see as the classic male figure, handsome and sculpted.  Seth's red hair and muscular physique would be a natural fit for the bold, lush environment surrounding Stonehenge.

Patrick is currently working on a fabulous photo book project. From his website:

The One Man Challenge:

Each month, I will take suggestions from readers, Facebook friends, anyone with an idea for a photo shoot.  It can be one prop, one theme, one message, whatever is in your head (within legal reason.)  If your suggestion is drawn you will receive a FREE digital copy of the finished photo book!  Start thinking and start submitting.

On a certain date and time each month I will draw one suggestion at random – my challenge is then to hire one male model and with him create an entire photo shoot based on the selected suggestion.  You will be able to follow along online as we develop the shoot.  Some of the finished images will show up here and a majority of them will become a photo book sold online in both print and digital versions.

The best part is that 20% of profits from all sales will be donated to the science of HIV/AIDS research.  I’m excited about this new venture and hope you see that it is a great way to support the arts AND a very worthy cause.

Want to submit an idea? Do so here.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

SK Saturday: Wolves of the Calla

It took quite a bit longer than expected, but I've finally finished reading The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla. To say it was a large book is an understatement. I had a lot going on in my life this past couple of weeks that kept me from reading every minute I wanted to. I also picked up an erotic romance to read at the same time to temper some of the ick I felt when reading about Susannah's ever growing chap.

In this one we find Roland and his ka-tet growing much more in tune with each other. They're still traveling along the beam toward the Dark Tower and find themselves in the town of Calla Bryn Sturgis. This town has a serious problem and a quartet of gunslingers (and one billybumbler) is just what they need to aid them.

We learn a bit more about each of the characters in this book. Roland can dance, Jake is really still a boy despite all he's been through, Eddie can be quite the politician when needed, and Susannah hides yet another within her skull. This book is almost three stories in one binding.

I had forgotten much about this installment of The Dark Tower series. Most importantly, that it ends in a cliffhanger. I hate that. SK also does a lot of foreshadowing with ominous single lines at the ends of chapters. I kind of hate that too. But for all his little idiosyncrasies I still really liked this book. It gets us further along the path to the tower and Roland is given the chance to be a little more human.

On to the next!  

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Shutterbug Sunday: Robert Babylon

In my journey for erotic photographers I've come across great photos in nature, in the studio and now in glaring neon. I hope you'll enjoy this installment as much as I have. Welcome the amazing Robert Babylon!

How long have you been capturing the world around you, either professionally or from the first time you picked up a camera?

I was about ten when I created my first image with a camera. It was my Mother's red Kodak Box Brownie which I still have. I remember my parents' strict warnings about the cost of each photograph - at that time each press of the shutter button meant the film negative needed to be processed and a physical print made.

I started creating photographs with a passion when I was about seventeen and my first “erotic photographs” soon after. I created my first “true fetish” photographs when I was about thirty.

What/who is your favorite subject? Do you find humans difficult or intriguing to shoot?

People and their sexuality is my favorite subject. I love photographing my friends best of all. My Muse for the last eight years has been my favorite model - Lorraine.

I love photographing people but it's a very intense experience and I'm always petrified before a shoot.

If you could choose any one person in history, alive or dead, to do a full photo shoot of, who would it be and why?

Erin O'Connor. She's beautifully individual. Karl Lagerfeld has described her as 'a modern anti-beauty'. 'She isn't only a model,' raves Jean Paul Gaultier, 'She is quite art. She is like theatre. She is extraordinary inspiration.

I saw an interview with her once and was so impressed; personality really matters when I work with someone.

Do you have a fantasy location you would love to shoot? If so, is there a specific subject to go along with it?

As a control freak I love shooting in a studio where I have complete control of the light and every other element. Stripping out the background to concentrate on the subject is part of my style.

I had the great privilege of working in The Seychelles, a truly beautiful fantasy location, but being so close to the equator the magic light around sunset only lasts minutes! To get the shots we had to work quickly - and rush and hurry isn't very Seychellois!

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