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Monday, December 31, 2012

Have a Naughty New Year's, #Erotic Regency, BDSM #GC #BlogHop

Hello and Welcome to my stop on the Naughty Nights Blog Hop. Thank you to Author Skye Warren for organizing and hosting this spectacular giveaway hop!

This Blog Hop has a grand prize: $100 gift card to EdenFantasys and a digital gift basket of 10 erotica e-books.

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Can you believe it is already New Year's Day 2013? 2012 was a year of rapid learning while trying to keep pace with daily life. It was also a time of reflection for me in many ways. A time to regroup and to think deeply about what I want. 2012 seemed to fly. Faster than I liked many times.

I want to say thank you to all the readers who took a chance on me as a new author and purchased and read my stories. For 2013, my goal is to continue to learn and to improve my skills as an author and to deepen and refine my stories. My hope for 2013 is that it may be a year of positive growth for myself and my writing.

What do you most aspire to and hope for 2013? Whatever it is, I hope you achieve it and that your 2013 is filled with much love, laughter and joy.

***Happy New Year to you all!" ***

The nights are long and cold now as we move from 2012 to 2013. I love to read in bed in the winter. For your naughty reading pleasure, I would like to share an excerpt from my erotic Regency romance, A Measured Risk:

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.

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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.
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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.
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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

I love erotic historical romances. This is by far my favorite book in her collection. Ever since the horrid accident that had taken her husband's life, she had lived in an unrelenting grasp of fear. But what Anne never realised was that she had been stuffed into a box long before her husband's death. For lurking inside this studious lady's cold facade was a passionate woman screaming to get out. And it took one look at The Earl of Ruel to know he was the man that would help free her, she just didn't realize it meant freeing all of her. Even the parts of her that she hid from herself.

Johnathan was used to getting exactly what he wanted, and he knew from experience that the society ladies rarely offered it. But Anne had his attention long before he came to another one of these dull parties. She had an air about her that was intriguing and Jon couldn't help being reeled in. Especially when he realized she was more than willing to play his game.

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 and now he is demanding her submission. Dare she take the risk?

Young dowager countess, Lady Cranfield, is emotionally scarred by the traumatic accident that took her husband's life. She cannot forget how he was killed and breathed his last in the circle of her trembling arms.

Imprisoned by her lingering fear of horses and carriages, Lady Cranfield is fascinated by the brave, self-assured Earl of Ruel and longs to be closer to him. She believes he alone can teach her how to overcome her terror.

Seduced by the covert, come-hither glances from the shy Lady Cranfield, Ruel sensed she would be the sweetest, most submissive experience of a lifetime-if only he can gain her total and complete trust.

Lady Cranfield grew up emotionally neglected by her ducal parents and later betrayed by her charming, handsome husband. She has learned that she can trust no one and protects herself at all costs. However, she's desperate to regain her former life and now willing to risk almost anything-her reputation, even her virtue.

But Ruel wants something she never expected. He makes her a non-negotiable offer. His help in return for her complete sexual submission and total obedience for one month.

Dare she take the risk?

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. Great excerpts, thanks for the giveaway chance!

  2. Great excerpts. Hope 2013 brings you wonderful things.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  3. I hope 2013 brings more wonderful books written by you - they are a great pleasure!
    mcv111 at hotmail dot com

  4. I have added this book to my shopping list; great excerpt!
    Thank you for the contest!
    Happy 2013!

  5. Very nice giveaway! Very nice books! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

  6. Looks great

    ashlynn wiliams


  7. Wooohoooooooo I luvvvvvvvv A GREAT Giveaway:D! thanQ

  8. I am looking forward to going on my trips with my family.

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  9. My goal for the new year is to continue to be successful in losing weight. I have lost 63 lbs so far and have 50 lbs to go.

    awesome blog hop

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  10. Ooooo New author!! I aspire to be the best me possible.
    Happy New Year

  11. Thanks for the giveaway. I loved "A Measured Risk". I think I'm also going to love this blog hop. Happy New Year!


  12. i aspire to take better care of myself in 2013
    amy j

  13. I'm challenging myself to read 250 books during 2013.

    rmwyer at shaw dot ca

  14. Happy New Year! Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. Thanks for the fun and Happy 2013!

  16. i aspire for a few things.. To lose the 40lbs that I have left to lose, to read more, to FaceTime more with my son, daughter-in-law and new granddaughter

  17. For me 2013 is a time to begin anew and just improve myself. My top 3 goals are:
    1. Laugh more.
    2. Love more.
    3. Read more.
    Happy New Year.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  18. Raffle Copter wasn't cooperating too well but hope you received my entries.
    My goal for 2013 is to become fitter so I can have a more productive year.
    Suzi Love

  19. Hopefully I will keep my plan of telling people how much I appreciate them more often.
    Best wishes for 2013!
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  20. Thanks for the great giveaway. Have a Happy New Year!


  21. diet and exercise.thanks,

  22. Thanks for the giveaway!


  23. Happy New Year!

  24. Thanks for participating. My goals for 2013 are to eat healthier, spend more quality time with family, and to find more "me" time.


  25. Thank you for the giveaway!

  26. Thanks!! I have a review site if you would like to follow or submit for review.

  27. Thank you for the giveaway!

    chelseawoodring at hotmail dot com

  28. happy new year Natasha, im just hoping for good health in 13 thanks for the chance

  29. I'm hoping for high grades and great travel tours for this year..
    Thanks for giving us chance for such great giveaways! Happy new year!

  30. Happy New Year!! My resolution is to be more organized. We will see how well that works out.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  31. Very exciting giveaway!! Thanks!

  32. Wow, thanks for the giveaway!


  33. My main resolution is to love the woman my husband married.
    Secondary ones to finish editing book A, start editing book B, write draft of book C
    cristinegasser (at) gmail (dot) com

  34. You always participate in the Best Hops! ;)

    Adila (from Azerbaijan)

  35. Hi! Happy New Years! Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

  36. Happy New Year


  37. Hi great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Have a great week.

  38. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  39. Loooved the excerpt! You are a new author for me and I will definitely try your books. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    seelk67 at gmail dot com

  40. I aspire for a happy and healthy relationship with my loved ones. It's been... tough on us for a while, and i just hope we can let old wounds close and keep swimming ;)


  41. for 2013 I have resolved to
    spend more time with my 11 & 14 y/o
    exercise more
    quit smoking for more than 4 days.


  42. I resolve to finish my online course before the end of the year!
    Happy New Year and thank you for the blog hop and giveaway!

  43. It's been a long time since I was asked if I'd reached the age of majority!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win & best wishes for the new year.

  44. I hope to make the Dean's List this year. Thanks for the giveaway!


  45. Hope to be a sexier senior citizen
    vera28546 at yahoo (dot) com

  46. Looking forward to reading a measured risk. Happy New Year.

  47. Happy New Year!
    I want to be a better Mom. Wife, Daughter, sister to my family!
    Thanks for your stop on the hop!

  48. Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  49. I absolutely love the cover artwork-it's good enough to be on a T-Shirt!

  50. Thanks for participating in the hop.

  51. Have a naughty new year!

    always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

  52. It will be hard to top this Hop this year! It may not be possible! Thanks for the giveaway!
    uilani25 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  53. Wishing you good things and much success this year. Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win. <^_^>

  54. Thanks for being part of the hop and happy new year.

  55. No naughty resolutions for me...Maybe that's why I'm never able to keep them!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  56. My main resolution is to get off the computer more and spend time reading and actually experiencing real life.

    Happy New Year.

    Thank you for the giveaway.


    abinormyl AT gmail DOT com

  57. Thanks for the giveaway, I hope to complete my reading challenges I signed up for this year.

    Rafflecopter Name:Dawna Newman


  58. Thanks for the great giveaway! Happy New Year! saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

  59. I don't want to be naughtier, but I do want to make my hubby think I am being naughtier
    mrsbrinus at comcast dot net

  60. Thanks for inviting me to the hop, Natasha! :)

    I love this excerpt--and the whole book! It was one of the best I read this

    My big goal for the year is to publish two more books!

    Happy New Year! :)

  61. Great Giveaway. Happy New Year!

  62. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  63. Happy New Year

  64. For me 2013 will be to live life to the fullest & not take things for granted. Loved the excerpt! I'll have to check my TBRs list & make sure it's on there. Thank you for being part of this hop & the giveaway!

    JessieL62 at comcast dot ne

  65. Hoping for a new job this year!!

  66. Happy New Year!


  67. I'd like to find a new job. Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  68. Happy New Year to you!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  69. Thanks for hosting this great "hop"! Beth

  70. I must read more! That was a delicious excerpt!

    Sassychassy333 at gmail dot com

  71. thanks for the hop have a happy new year
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  72. Happy New Year!!
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  73. Sounds like fun...thanks lisapeters at yahoo dot com

  74. hi! happy new year! thank you for sharing in the hop!


  75. Another read for my tbr mountain. I do so enjoy Historicals and when you add some spice to them... pansyparsons at hotmail dot com

  76. Love the excerpt, =) Happy New Year!
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

  77. Thank you for the giveaway and Happy New Year!

  78. Happy new year and good luck with your writing goals! I'm trying to be more organized this year--I'm finding the thought of having more free time to read is the greatest motivator.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  79. I want to do volunteer work, especially with the elderly.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot con

  80. I hope to get a new job!
    Thank you!!!

  81. I want my daughter to graduate high school this June without any major dramas before that time.

  82. I would love to enter :)

    thebookcellarx @

  83. Happy New Year!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  84. Thanks for doing the hop!! I aspire to read many more books and at least 25 new or new to me authors!!


  85. A Measure Risk looks wonderful!

    Thanks for the hop fun!


    whitk227 (at) gmail (dot) com

  86. Thank you very much for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!
    Latisha D

  87. Happy New Year and thank you for the giveaway.
    asiancocoa94 at aol dot com

  88. thanks for the hop. happy 2013.
    pepperpenn42 at gmail dot com

  89. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!!!!! I can’t wait for all the new books that will be coming out in 2013!

  90. Happy New Year!


  91. Love giveaways! Happy New Year!

  92. Great excerpt as always, Natasha!!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com


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