Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cranberries and Spice #Thanksgiving #BlogHop ~ #GiftCard #Giveaway ~ Hot Historical Romance

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate.

This year I am thankful to my readers and all those who have helped me to promote my work and helped me to grow in my writing career. I am thankful for my friends who have helped me to maintain my equilibrium and cheered me up on dark or stressful days. I am grateful for my husband who has been with me through twenty-six years of life's struggles, disappointments and joys. I am also thankful that my elderly cat (she's 19) is still with me. It has been touch and go at some points this fall but she's still by my side, purring and loving life.

What are you most thankful for?

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©Copyright Natasha Blackthorne 2014
For Adults 18 years of age or older only.

Excerpt from
Perilous Risk
Regency Risks, Book Three
By Natasha Blackthorne

His stare pinned her and she remained rooted to the spot like a cornered hare.
He lowered his head. She felt her eyes widening. Her heart beat harder and harder, deafening thunder in her ears.
He put his mouth to hers.
She couldn’t breathe. Couldn’t think. Couldn’t make a move.
Oh, God. Oh, God save me…
His full lips pressed hers, warm, soft, intense. She’d never known a man’s mouth to be so lushly sensual and yet so deliciously firm. From that touch, pleasure surged through her, tightening her nipples, and sending sparks of fire tingling into her belly and outward, all the way down to her toes. She couldn’t suppress the shudder that wracked her head to foot.
He lifted his head. Then he watched her, closely.
Edginess built inside her, combining with and intensifying the arousal pulsing in her blood. She licked her lips then let her breath out in a ragged sigh.
“Open to me, Rebecca.”
He’d spoken softly, oh so softly—but the steel beneath the gentleness sent shivers all over her. And not a little tingling excitement. Unable to bear the determined heat of his gaze, she stared at the bridge of his elegant straight nose. Dazed, afraid of him, yes, holy heavens yes, but far more frightened of the feelings that were rapidly leaping to life within her.
No, this couldn’t be happening. She had kept herself safe all these years since Jon. No emotionally dangerous entanglements. She was past all of this. He should be out chasing some young opera dancer tonight. She should be home, fast asleep in her chaste bed.
He put his hand to the corner of her jaw and applied slight yet steady pressure. “Open for me.”
No, no, she would stay closed. Stay safe, always safe from now on. She tried to jerk her face to the side.
He tightened his grip on her hair and held her in place.
She balled her fists and raised them to beat against his shoulders and chest. God, for all his leanness, his muscles were like iron.
Only the slightest shake of his head betrayed that he was even aware of her blows pelting him.
She opened her mouth to deny him.
He brought his mouth down on hers, cutting off her protest. He thrust into her mouth, the taste of his hot, wet tongue more fiery than the best whisky. She shook, not with fear but with anticipation for the next stroke of his tongue against hers.
It came and delicious shudders quaked through her. Another stroke and another. Ruthlessly, he gripped her head and angled it, thrusting deeper. Taking her breath. Sucking her very soul and taking everything.
She didn’t care.
Every inch of his long, lean body pressed hers. She could feel the whipcord strength of his powerful muscles. Could feel his trembling as though he were holding back his ardour. His erection throbbed against her stomach, huge and hard. Heated.
A feeling of letting go, as though a tremendous weight had suddenly lifted from her. As though she’d been waiting forever for this moment. Tenderness burst within her. Her limbs went weak. Her fists unfurled and she grasped his shoulders, learning his feel, breathing in his scent, glorying in his taste, his strength, his forcefulness.
Her Stephen.
If she could, she would simply melt into him. She clung desperately to his hard body, surrendering herself wholly.
He tore his mouth from hers.
She cried out in protest.
He swept her up into his arms then lowered her. Her backside touched the table and the rickety wooden frame groaned and creaked.
He swooped down on her then gripped her chin in his large hand, gently yet firmly holding her in place. His eyes bore into hers, predatory, determined. “Now, tell me that you don’t know me.”

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Perilous Risk by Author Natasha Blackthorne
 ~ Erotic Romance
 ~ Regency Historical
 ~ Light BDSM
 ~ Older Woman, Younger Man
 ~ Novel Length
 ~ Part of a series but may be read as standalone.

Dare she trust a man with too many secrets?

Years have passed since she told him no….

Rebecca Howland has long since given up the life of a libertine. Carnal indulgence and erotic adventures are over. She convinces herself she can live out the rest of her life working in her family’s Apothecary and learn to accept her lover’s dismissal. She can live a quiet, peaceful existence. Or so she thought. But when she’s unwillingly caught up in a past lover’s life, she becomes a pawn between two bitter enemies and finds herself accused of murder—blackmailed and forced to ruin a man she once loved. Now there’s only one man she can turn to. The one man she left behind.

This time he will demand her submission…

Stephen Drake lost Rebecca long ago. Back then he was too young to keep a woman like her. Now, a spy for the Crown, he has power, funds, a title, and he’s been assigned to follow Rebecca. But thoughts of his mission fade to the background as passion flares and Rebecca flames his dominant side— a darkly erotic side he’s fought to keep hidden, one that she enjoys. Determined to protect her, Stephen takes her into hiding where they spend the nights entwined in passion. But as danger surrounds them, the two lovers must face secrets that could destroy them and the fragile trust they’ve built.


Erotic Romance, Regency Historical, Light BDSM elements, Drama, Angst.

Vividly real...Hot & sensual love stories where deeply flawed characters find love & trust.


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  1. Spending time with my Family :)

    1. Hello Regina,

      Thanks for visiting the hop! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. :)

  2. My absolute FAVORITE thing about Thanksgiving is looking through the Black Friday ads in the newspaper. While I value my sleep too much to actually venture out at 3 am on Black Friday, I love "shipping" in all of those ads! THANK YOU for organizing this blog hop!!!

  3. I love spending the time together as a family and being together :)

  4. I love seeing family, the food, the goodwill...everything seems to sparkle and shine. Thanks, Natasha for this wonderful holiday blog hop. Big cyber hug!

  5. My favorite thing about Thanksgiving has to be the food. I admit it! My parents live with us so we sort of have the family built it now so I love that aspect as well though I bet if you were to ask either of them what their favorite thing was about it, they'd both answer, without hesitation and in unison, "THE FOOD!!". Ah, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    Shelly H

  6. I do enjoy the food (cooking and eating)!

    Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

  7. Spending time with my family together!

  8. Time with family and friends :)
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

  9. Spending time with my small family. I would say the food, too, but we won't be celebrating this year the traditional way, seeing we have no income right now, (I am permanently disabled and my Fiance' has been out of work due to an injury for over a year), and the state just shut off my food stamps due my ex-husband lying to the court.

  10. I am thankful my family and friends who have been here for me in the past year since I lost my husband. They have held me during the dark times and have made me laugh with their memories of Larry.


  11. I am thankful for my wonderful husband, he is my rock.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  12. I am thankful for health and family.

  13. I'm thankful that your senior cat is still with you. I'm also thankful that my hubby and I have three darling rescue cats.
    capefearlibn at gmail dot com

  14. Thanks for hosting us, Natasha! Happy hopping.

  15. I am most grateful for my son. He is everything in my life. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is family and friends.

  16. I love all the laughter and fun we have when we are all together.

  17. The food, stuffing and pies. :-) Deb P

  18. Most thankful for time with family, but also for the talents of writers whose books warm my winter.

    emmasmom69 AT gmail DOT com

  19. My mom's sweet potatoes, and the extra time I get to spend at home with my wife.

  20. My favorite thing is all the family together & the food!

  21. Food, family and the crazy games we play.

    proudarmymom32 at yahoo dot com

  22. Spending time with family and friends and just hanging out. Of course the food is also and attraction. It's the time of year you get to eat those dishes that you only make during the holidays. It's fun cooking those!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Belinda G
    belgre at centurylink dot net

  23. My favorite is cranberry sauce and getting all of the Christmas decorations out to put up at night! Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

  24. My favorite thing about thanksgiving is the sights and smells of food. I love to cook in the kitchen. And also the wonderful laughter off family, friend's and fun.

  25. Relaxing with family and eating omnomnoms =)
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Friday!

  26. I love spending time with my family and friends and eating a lot :)

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  27. For having my mom for the thirty plus years i was allowed... And i'm thankful for my lifes light (my 9yr old)

    caiidynsmommie at gmail dot com

  28. Spending time with the one(s) I love.

    bookaholicholly at gmail dot com

  29. Catching up with family.


  30. Hanging out with my extended family.

  31. It's totally all about the pie!

  32. I like the reminder to stop and be grateful for all the positives in my life! Thanks for the giveaway.

  33. What's your favorite thing about Thanksgiving? '


  34. Getting together with friends and family

  35. my family and shopping shy1ones (at) aol (dot) com


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