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Friday, November 30, 2012

Hot Winter Nights #BlogHop ~ #Erotic Regency, Light BDSM, Rubenesque BBW, R 18+ Only

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Hot Winter Nights Giveaway Hop. Let's start off with a big thank you to Nicole Morgan for organizing and hosting this hop.


This Giveaway Hop features a Grand Prize.
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$50 Amazon Gift Card - $10 Bookstrand Bucks - eBook prize package including: 11 eBooks.

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What's Your Favorite Way to Heat Up Your Winter Nights? I am a flannel sheets and nightgown girl myself. Nothing like snuggling with the one you love in flannel sheets on a cold night.

I also like to get all bundled up in a flannel nightgown and blanket, settle down with the cat and read.

For your winter reading pleasure, I would like to share one of my erotic historical romances, A Measured Risk.

Wonderful erotic romance!

"I absolute loved this story. It's rare to find a real, sweet love story in a BDSM romance. This one's definitely a keeper, something to read a second time. Looking forward to read more of those! ;) Review By Deborah Court

A too-die-for alpha hero

"I wanted to recommend a super-hot erotic romance that I just read: 'A Measured Risk' by Natasha Blackthorne.

It's set in the Regency period, has a too-die-for alpha hero who loves to dominate the heroine, and an interesting storyline. I really enjoyed this book and ripped right through it--I love how the author writes. She puts you right into the characters' heads and bodies, so you feel what they feel.

This was definitely one of the best erotic romances I've read this year, and I've already recommended it to several people. Jonathan Lloyd, the Earl of Ruel, is my new Christian Grey!"

~ Author Dana Delamar, posted on my Facebook profile, Wednesday October 10, 2012.


A Measured Risk is an Erotic Historical Romance. This means it contains graphic sexual language. It also means that there is a greater focus on the development of the romance through eroticism than in Mainstream/Traditional Steamy or Spicy Romance.

A MEASURED RISK features a shy, intellectual, strong-willed widow with real life curves (Rubenesque/BBW) and a protective, possessive Dominant, alpha male hero (a warrior not a rake). This is a story of Dominance and submission with light BDSM, emotional healing, trust and love.
By reading any further, you are stating that you are 18 years of age, or over.
If you are under the age of 18, it is necessary to exit this site.
Copyright © Natasha Blackthorne, 2012
All Rights Reserved, Total-E-Ntwined Limited, T/A Total-E-Bound.

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

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.

Dear God. Her breath began to come very fast and short. Her throat went tight with a suppressed moan.

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.


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...

So what happened next? Click the banner below to read the entire first chapter and find out:

What are other people saying about A Measured Risk?

Five Stars for A Measured Risk From Romance in Review!
"...Yes, I am hopelessly in love with the Earl of Ruel and I don't care if he's a fictional character! So, ladies, read at your own risk and don't say I didn't warn you.

Experience the elegant, and frequently excessive life of the privileged during this romantic era. This story is a bit different than other Regency Era stories you have probably read. The heat level is high and the story has a bit of a twist that makes it fresh and unique.

I still don't want to leave the world of Lady Cranfield and the Earl of Ruel Review from Michelle at Romance in Review. Click here to read the entire review:

Five Stars for A Measured Risk From Salacious Reads!

" knew this man as dominant as he was, was falling in love with this woman..."

Reviewed by Sharonda

"I loved everything about this story, it was so good. But want I loved most was Jon patience with Anne. He was a strong male lead and very dominant, but his patience with her was just…I can't even explain it. I mean just reading this story, you knew this man as dominant as he was, was falling in love with this woman...I haven't been disappointed with a Natasha Blackthorne historical romance as of yet and I don't think I ever will be. Her writing always draws me in from beginning to end. There always seems to be this power struggle between her characters. But it always a good struggle, you know? Like I said before, these woman are strong and independent in a time when as a woman you're not supposed to be, you are suppose to depend on the man. And the men, yes..they are strong and dominant, but they also support their women in everything.
These men are written with strength and purpose Thank you Natasha for helping me love historical romance once again."Read the entire review here:

Five Stars from Let's Get Romantical.

Masterpiece! Loved it with a passion.
"After reading this I automatically think "Fifty Shades of What"?
If you are a Fifty Shades of Gray fan than you will totally love and adore this book for sure.

Natasha Blackthorne's book's just get better and better. This one is by far the best. It's really a work of art and a total masterpiece for this genre.

This book was so enticing and inviting. Natasha writes real characters in real life situations that you can relate to on my different levels.

Ann, an educated, curvy , full woman, cold on the outside but inside she has passion burning and dying to get out. She is emotionally scarred. She sees Jon as brave and courageous. She wants to ask for his help with her fear of horses and carriages but she gets more than she bargained for. He soon shows her what she has inside herself.

Jon is a sexy, confident, dominate, trustful and honorable man. He is sure of himself and knows what he wants and goes for it. When the luscious Ann gives him a come get me look. He cant help but follow her.

It took me a few days to read this book because I didn't want it to end. Not only did this book affect my heart and mind but it also affected my body and soul.

Its really going to be hard for me to find a book in this genre to top this one. Its truly amazing.

Sensual, erotic, romantic, steamy, sexy, sweet, arouse, masterful and loving are all the words that come to mind when I think of this book." Reviewed by Dawn of Let's Get Romantical.

A Naughty Delight!!
Five Stars From Close Encounters WTNK from USA

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!!

Book one in the Regency Risks Series

He is her most dangerous temptation, the only man she has ever trusted and now he is demanding her submission. Dare she take the risk?

Emotionally scarred in the horrific accident that took her husband's life, Lady Cranfield is imprisoned by her lingering terror of horses and carriages. Lady Cranfield longed to be closer to the fascinating Earl of Ruel. She sensed intuitively that he could teach her how to overcome the terrors that held her in bondage.

And now she's willing to risk almost anything-her reputation, even her virtue-to find out. But what he proposes startles her.

When the shy, studious and socially awkward young widow approached him, Ruel instantly sensed she would be the sweetest, most submissive experience of a lifetime-if only he can gain her total and complete trust. He makes her a non-negotiable offer. His help in return for her submission and obedience.

But Lady Cranfield grew up neglected by her ducal parents, raised by servants and then later ignored by her handsome, charming husband. She's learnt to protect her heart at all costs and she trusts no one but herself.
How can the jaded Earl of Ruel break through her self-protective defences and show her how to love when he has spent his lifetime avoiding that tender trap?

Reader Advisory: This is a BDSM romance. 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.

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  1. My favorite of warming up is with my flannel pjs, blanket, latte and a book or kindle...

  2. I like getting toasty with hot cocoa or hot apple cider and a sweet treat as I'm in flannel pajamas and snuggled under a light down blanket with a good book.

  3. My favorite is my snuggly flannel robe and my cozy soft blanket, with my feet pulled up into a chair, a cup of hot tea at my side and a steamy book in my hand.

  4. a cup of chocochino and a great book !!

    chikojubilee at gmail dot com

  5. A glass of wine. A soft afghan. A good romance on my Kindle. Thanks for participating in the hop!


  6. Nothing is better than wearing one of my hubby's flannel shirts, having some hot cocoa and getting under my snuggie. YUM.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  7. Campfires with the hubs ;)


  8. Relax in bed with a book and coffee.

  9. A hot book, a hot beverage, my hot partner. A fireplace. It's warm and comfy inside.
    tessamari71 at

  10. Relax in bed with a book and coffee.

  11. snuggling under a blanket with my kindle!
    Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  12. By the fire, with a book and some tea or just snuggling


  13. I love to curl up by the fire on a cold winter night with the hubby drinking hot chocolate toddies and watching a movie, or reading a HOT romance book if hubby is working. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  14. Love snuggling in front of the fire with my hubby.
    Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  15. The perfect way to warm up a winter night for me is a cup of hot cocoa and an even hotter book!!


  16. Curling up with the hubs with the fire roaring and reading a hot book!

  17. I like to cuddle up with my husband.


  18. For me it's having hot chocolate and reading a book or watching classic movies.

  19. I drink some hot chocolate with marshmallows and cuddle up in warm blankets!
    Lacey T

  20. Toni Braxton's Christmas album seems to work!...

  21. A good book,nice music playing in the background and a nice steaming cup of hot chocolate or tea.

  22. My favorite is snuggling up in front of my electric fireplace with a bookreader in one hand and a hot chocolate in the other.

    rmwyer at shaw dot ca

  23. Either cuddling with hubby, or curling up in front of a wood fire {love the smell of fresh cedar crackling over coals!} and reading a hot novel.
    Thanks for being part of the hop.

  24. Sigh, ever since hot flashes started,I can't stand flannel sheets anymore. I still love curling up in bed with hubby for a good snuggle!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  25. Curling up by the fire with my husband!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. I'm assuming you're looking for some way that is erotic. As I am 57 post menopausal my favorite way is to sit back in my recliner, put my leopard snuggie on, and hope my almost 60 year old husband lights a fire in the fireplace and goes out to get a redbox movie. :)

  27. After the kids are asleep, I love to snuggle on couch under a warm blanket with a HOT book!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  28. Snuggling in a warm bed or on a comfy couch.
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  29. I like getting into my warm soft jammies, having a cup of coffee in one hand and my Kindle in the other. The dogs cuddling with me is just a given. I wish they were bigger though in the winter for more body heat. Between the three of them I think I only get about 15 pounds of it but at least they are fuzzy.

    Thanks so much for the great giveaway and being a part of this amazing hop! It is helping keep me warm on this cold night for sure!

    Happy Holidays,

  30. sitting in the hot tub watching the stars
    msboatgal at

  31. I like to curl up on the couch under a blanket with a cup of tea, nice music and a great hot and naughty book and read, read, read :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  32. Wishing you many blissful hot winter nights this holiday season.

    I love curling up on the couch in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine while either watching a great movie or reading one of your hot books - LOL

    Sending you cyber hugs

    Ronda Tutt

  33. a glass of wine and a good book....

  34. We watch a good movie together and have a hot drink. It's cozy.

  35. I love sitting by the fire with hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream and an even hotter book!!! Thanks for contest

  36. Happy

  37. I like to heat up with hot cocoa and my mate. Thank you for the Hop!

  38. Warm bath & a snuggle.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  39. Cuddling up with my honey on the couch.

    Rafflecopter Name: Dawna Newman


  40. A hot cocoa is all I need. Thanks for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  41. I like to cuddle with someone or just wit ha good book :)

  42. Thanks for the great giveaway hop! I like spending my winter nights curling up on the couch with my favorite read and some hot chocolate!

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  43. Snuggling up, a glass of wine & a great read all help.


  44. This isn't going to sound very sexy - but I LOVE my queen-sized electric blanket. I'm always soo cold and on those really cold winter nights, I lover curling up with it and either reading a good book or watching tv.

    Thank you for the awesome contest!

    Julie K

  45. I love to curl up with a good book, my fleece blanket, and a glass of wine.


  46. I like cuddling up under my big fuzzy blanket with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  47. My hot winter night involves snuggling by the fire.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  48. Snuggling and watching fun movies. Thanks for the chance to win. kekagel(at)

  49. i love cuddeling up with my nook and reading thanks for the hop

  50. As long as I have a glass of wine (or 2) and a blanket, I'm happy. Add in my comfy chair and a book or maybe even a good movie and I'm even happier!
    Thanks so much for the chance.....

  51. I love snuggling in my bed with a big blanket, coffee, and a book..
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  52. Snuggling with my hubby in bed after a long day of work. Or under a blanket, with a steaming cup of tea and a good book.


  53. A fire in my fireplace and a good book sitting in the sofa *happy sigh* and a glass of red, yes please.
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Monday!

  54. A warm drink & a hot steamy book! Thank you for being part of this hop & the giveaway!

  55. cuddling with my corgi and a fire. AND some socks corgikindlelover (at) gmail (dot) com

  56. I like a hot toddy with whiskey, lemon and honey. A hug from hubby always does the trick too.


  57. I like to wrap up in a warm blanket, grab a cup of hot chocolate and read a really spicy book.

    lufuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  58. I like to snuggle on the couch with my hubby.

  59. good blanket relaxing in bed
    gabbflabber at

  60. doing a group hot oil massage always warms me up
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  61. Curling up with a blanket, warm drink, and a sexy book.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  62. Happyy Holidays!
    ymmat83 at
    dot com

  63. I love to stay warm with my blanket with a great book and hot cocoa! Thank you for the great giveaway fun blog hop! I'm always looking for new books and authors to read!
    Latisha D

  64. I love to snuggle in my fuzzy blankets and read hot books on my Nook :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. I love to snuggle up with a warm blanket, hot coffee and a hotter book.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  66. My favorite thing is curling up under my dual setting electric blanket with my sweetie!

  67. I love to snuggle with the honey and babies (the dogs)by the fire place.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  68. By the fireplace and Merry Christmas!

  69. By the fireplace

  70. cuddling by the fire

    jdmimi at gmail dot com

  71. Snuggling with my little alien, that kinda makes me seem a bit nutty. :-( Thank you.

  72. In front of my wonderful gas fireplace!

  73. I love hot chocolate or cider with my love=double warmth!

  74. heat turned just a tad higher and a good book and cup of sweet tea

  75. I definitely like to snuggle up with a book on the couch by the fire!
    Great giveaway!
    Merry Christmas

  76. Flannel PJ's, a fire in the fireplace, and a great book

  77. Thanks for the read! Thanks also for the chance to win. Great site!

  78. I love to snuggle up with hubby and my spaniel and watching a good film or on my own with a mug of hot chocolate and a book.

    hope you have a great Christmas and thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

  79. Cuddling with my special man on the couch with a cup of coffee under a blanket watching a movie listening to him play his guitar and reading a hot steamy book

    Great giveaway
    Merry Christmas

  80. cuddle up with a hot beverage and a warm blankie.

  81. Hot tea and a hot read.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  82. Hot chocolate by the fireplace

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  83. I heat up my sheets with an electric blanket and my two cats.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  84. I like to stay warm by snuggling underneath a blanket and reading a good romance book! Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you and yours!

  85. Cuddling up on the couch with my electri blanket and my doggies. (Dachies) Mmm, and a good book. We cannot forget that!

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  86. snuggling with my hubber... omg he' so hot to me :):):):)

  87. The rafflecopter isn't comes and goes. I don't know whether I got all the entries in.

    A hot winter night to me is either sitting by the fire snuggling under a soft comfy throw just talking or watching a movie with the love of your life. You can’t ask for anything better!

    Thanks for the opportunity to share, meet new authors and perhaps snag new books to read.

    Belinda G

  88. i like to warm up with a cup of coffee
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  89. I like hot chocolate and a good book. Thanks! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  90. I love a cup of tea, a book, and a blanket by the fire.

  91. Is there anything better than a good book, fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, hot chocolate with extra whipped cream and a warm bath?!?

  92. Cuddle with my hubby and pupsters!

  93. Thanks for the giveaway...enjoy some mulled wine with my wife beside the fire !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Bryan E.

  94. I love hot chocolate on a cold winter's night.


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