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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hunky Hero BlogHop (April 16-22) Erotic Historical Romance, NC17



Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop
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Blog hop runs from 12:01 AM April 16th through to 11:59 PM April 22nd, 2012.
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Copyright © Natasha Blackthorne, 2012
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Thank you to Riverina Romantics for organizing and hosting this fabulous blog hop!

I am going totally retro with my hunky hero because gosh, who could ever be HOTTER or hunkier than Gregory Peck playing Captain Horatio Hornblower?
Giveaway: Winner's choice from my backlist. (Will not include my new release A Measured Risk)


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2. Please affirm that you are 18 or older on the Rafflecopter. All other Rafflecopter choices are optional and merely increase your chance of winning. But I love to get comments, so please comment and tell me what makes a hero hunky in your opinion. :)

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Reader Advisory: This book contains anal sex, spanking, light bondage, D/s themes and brief F/F touching. This is a work of historical fiction, it is not meant to be an accurate portrayal of or guide to how people recover from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As a work of historical erotic romance, it is also not intended to portray modern BDSM or D/s lifestyles.



"Anne came to Jon at first for help. But something sparked between the two of them that left Anne breathless and Jon grasping for control. Neither were prepared for where their games would lead them, and these games in question were unbelievably hot!!! You'll need one of those hand-fans yourself for a large part of this book! If you enjoy light BDSM, tied in with a sensuous romance then this is the book for you!!! Who knew a little rope and spanking could be soooo delicious? Hat's off to Natasha!! I can't wait for more like this!!!"


Excerpt From A Measured Risk:



“Why did you run away?” His deep voice settled in her belly, rich and warm, like crème brûlée on a cold winter’s night.


“Because I wanted you to follow.” She tried to sound sophisticated and seductive, but her voice choked off on the last word.


Ruel placed his hand on the shelf above her head and blocked her path to the door. His tall, solidly muscled body leaned over her, surrounding her with the sumptuous, sinful scents of tobacco, Scotch whisky and something masculine and undeniably dangerous. A slow, sensual smile stretched his hard mouth.


He appeared different. Softer. More approachable.


At the change, her insides seemed to flip over.


“Well, sweeting, getting us off alone was a very inspired idea.” He touched one of her fallen ringlets. “I am bored to distraction with endless hunting and fencing.”


As he slowly wrapped the curl around two fingers, he brushed her collarbone. Fiery sparks tingled down her spine, so intense that she shivered and her nipples beaded, pressing against her stays. By some instinct she hadn’t even known she possessed, she arched her back, presenting herself for his assessment.


His eyes shone so vividly blue against his bronzed face that they resembled cornflowers. She swallowed tightly and wished for a long drink of claret. This more personal side of him suddenly seemed far more hazardous than his usually fierce exterior.


Well, no matter. There was nothing to fear. She would allow only as much contact as need be to get to know him a little. Since being torn from her lonely yet secure life in Ireland and thrust into society at age sixteen, she’d spent her time allowing people only as near as was comfortable. She was an expert at emotional evasion.


It should be easy to regain her control.


But now, as late afternoon sun rays played over his pale hair, turning it to the colour of winter wheat, all her carefully rehearsed words flew away.


Say something—anything—else he will think you’re a bird-wit.


An intimate smile, one that invited her to play, tugged at his mouth.


“In a situation like this, alone with a gentleman, it’s perfectly normal for a lady to feel some apprehension.” His hushed voice, barely audible above the piano and boisterous singing from down the corridor, accentuated their isolation. He brushed his fingertips over her cheek and his gaze became so piercing that she had to lower her eyes. “She will invariably ask herself if he will try to kiss her.”


She jerked her eyes back to his face. God, he couldn’t mean to—Not yet, surely… Peculiar, heated chills swept over her. She tried to take a step back, but found her arse flush against the bookshelf.


He leaned closer; so close that his Scotch-scented breath tickled her face. “And just in case you are wondering, Lady Cranfield—the answer is most assuredly yes.”


She should demand that he put his arm down so she could pass by and leave. She really should. But she couldn’t stop looking at his hard mouth and wondering what it would feel like upon hers. He was so close to her, his breath blew on her lips. If she moved but a fraction, she’d be kissing him.


Kissing him.




His eyes burnt as brightly as aquamarines. He looked so fierce. If he kissed her, if he dared… Oh God, it would be so harsh. That cruel-looking mouth could express itself no other way.


Excitement rushed through her, sending tingles to every point of her body, even her toes.


But no, he wouldn’t. Not yet.


He kept leaning closer. He didn’t close his eyes. Instead, he seemed to focus all the harder upon her.


Heart pounding and unable to move away, she braced herself for his assault.


His lips brushed hers, barely. A gossamer caress.

He lifted his head.


It was done.


Ended.


And it hadn’t even begun.


He held her chin, appearing so cool, so unaffected. His kiss had seemed to sear her. An urge to put her fingers to her lips arose in her. She resisted it, for it would give away too much of how she was affected.


Never show your feelings.


He traced his thumb along her lower lip, slowly, deliberately, as he studied her with eyes that now glittered with something powerful and predatory. Heat pooled in her pelvis, low and spreading even lower.


She went weak all over, as if she’d lain in a sunny window seat for too long. Her knees almost buckled. She forced them to lock. To be strong.


It should not have affected her so profoundly. It had just been a peck—not a true kiss at all. William had poured out all of his skill upon her and hadn’t garnered even a tenth of the reaction in her that this man’s peck had.


Ruel traced her jaw line with his fingertips. Unthinkingly, she leaned in to his touch.


“Of course, once he has kissed her, then it’s his turn to wonder…” His voice sounded unnaturally loud to her ears. “How will she respond? Will she withdraw, or can he ignite some hidden fire?”


She sensed that he was toying with her. She’d didn’t understand flirtation—why had she imagined she could carry this ruse off? Was he making advances in order to have a laugh with Francesca and her simpering friends later? Hurt blossomed in her chest. She resented him for that. She ought to feel indignant, superior, uncaring—anything but hurt.


“Please don’t make sport of me.”


She cringed. Was that quavering, pleading voice really hers?


An infinitesimal pause. “Now, why on earth would I do such a thing?” His voice was as smooth as velvet.


“To please your vanity,” she replied, trying to regain her wits.


“Here.” He placed her hand to his chest. The contours of his muscles were hard, powerfully developed. Even more so than she’d expected. His body heat radiated through the satin and, beneath her hand, his heart beat was rapid and strong.


“Is that vanity?” He put a finger under her chin, giving her no choice but to face him. “Is it?” He gentled his grip.


The warmth in his voice settled over her like luscious hot chocolate. Melting her insides to quivering burgoo, rendering her speechless, unable to move.


“My dear, lovely Lady Cranfield, I am going kiss you again.”


Then he touched his mouth to hers, more firmly this time. Delicious, steady pressure. Her lips trembled and she clutched his lapels. He lifted his head. At the loss, a throaty, pleading moan sounded in her ears. Had it really come from her?


Clearly, now was the time for her to reassert some control over her reactions. To put him at a more comfortable distance.


“Kiss me back.” At the commanding edge in his voice, hot, sweet honey pooled in her belly.


No. Focus.


What had she wanted to ask him? Focus? Dear God, what rubbish. She could scarcely remember her own name, much less anything else. What madness had made her think she could maintain control over him?


He traced her mouth with his tongue. Deliberately; lingeringly. This time she couldn’t hold back a moan. She had grown to dislike it when William kissed her opened mouthed. It had always seemed such an overheated, messy thing. But where was her coldness now? She was burning to know what it would feel like to know Ruel’s full kiss. She had to know—just once—or she would surely die.


Just once. Certainly once wouldn’t hurt.


Tentatively, tremulously, she opened her mouth.


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"This sexy little romp was an erotic temptation that left me wanting more. I loved the heroine’s feisty nature...Grey is a hot and demanding hero. He follows his heart, giving in to the demands of his desire when enflamed by the dance Beth leads him on." ~ Lady Rhyleigh historical book reviewer for ARe Cafe on February 8th, 2012


"I will tell you the contrast between them is sumptuous dynamite. Dark, light; virile, feminine; rich, not-so-rich; big, small. Smoldering. The sex scenes are indescribably arousing. Particularly a scene with a costly pearl necklace. I’ll say no more about that, only to promise this little feast of amor is steamy, steamy, steamy." ~ Miz Zampa of Miz Love Loves Books.

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Alex's Angel
Carte Blanche Series, Book Three


Three Five Star Reviews for Alex's Angel:
"I'm becoming a steadfast fan of Natasha Blackthorne. She writes the most heated, sexually charged historical novels that I've read. And its not just the sex in these stories that keeps me coming back, but its also her writing. Its just fabulous, it's the main reason why I'll keep reading her books. She's taking women from a period where you were actually only seen and not heard and she's empowering them...

All and all, another awesome read. I LOVED it. Please pick this one up and any other book in the Carter Blanche series, you will not regret it and you will definitely be hooked...
My Rating:5 Kisses ~ This one is a tongue kiss and then some...lol!" Sharonda of Salacious Reads
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"Best Bits: The whole damn book. Every single lush word, scene, character and emotion they inspired. Verdict: This has honestly been one of the best historical books I’ve read.I love to shout about it, so get your ear plugs in if you have sensitive eardrums because I’m about to roar.NATASHA BLACKTHORNE ROCKS! BUY HER BOOKS NOW, YOU HEAR ME?" ~ Miz Love of Miz Love Loves Books.

















“ALEX’S ANGEL by Natasha Blackthorne is an exciting erotic historical romance set in 1793 Philadelphia, PA…This is an emotional read from the first page to the last page…This author knows how to write an erotic historical romance that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The characters will capture your heart,as you watch them grow. A must read! I loved this story. If you enjoy historicals,Georgian era, Americana, hot passion,with a twist than “Alex’s Angel is the story for you.” ~ Review by April of My Book Addictions.
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My CAPA nominated Erotic English Regency, Waltz of Seduction:


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"Waltz of Seduction is the sweetest erotic romance I've ever read! The love between the couple is so pure, genuine and full of respect, that you completely surrender to the story being told. Love, love, love!" ~ Nat of Reading Romances





A Night Owl Reviews Top Pick


"Smartly written with a real feel for the era and all the proprieties that went with it…I enjoyed this story thoroughly and will go back to it again. This is my first book by this author and I will now be investigating her backlist." ~Chris of Night Owl Reviews

"Hot, wickedly sexy, and a whole lot of spice in the bedroom; with very explicit and detailed scenes that left me completely satisfied and signing up for couples waltz lessons!" ~ Rayna of Nocturne Romance Reads

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for participating in the hop Natasha!!

    Hope you have fun hopping

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  2. Great excerpt! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  3. I love coming by to visit!! Fingers crossed!
    Mel

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  4. Thanks for the give a way!
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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  5. I know what you mean about Gregory Peck. They just don't make them like him anymore. I swear. I've always thought this man was hot!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity!

    sandy(dot)wolters(at)q(dot)com

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  6. I've never seen that Gregory Peck movie. Have to check it out.
    mcv111 at hotmail dot com

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  7. cky15: Thanks to mcv111 for mentioning Gregory Peck.Yes some of the old are just as good in this group Cary Grant, Clark Gable,...etc. But to regards to books there are so many that I have read that fit in this catagory. I like read about them in my many books that I do read.
    Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  8. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

    Pam

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  9. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  10. Not entering giveaway just checking out the other blogs participating in the hop. Thanks for the great opportunity!

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  11. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, also for opening it internationally :)
    Kel xx

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