Thursday, 19 October 2017

Thunderclap!

HELP NEEDED - please consider supporting my THUNDERCLAP for TEARAWAYS (Book 2 The Challenge) which is out on the 26th of October. This is an indie book and I'd really appreciate it.



Having survived The Challenge, Olivia is now hitting the road with her five sexy men. Seeing them all dressed in tight leathers, with big, growling Harleys between their legs, is enough to have her pulse racing and her mouth watering. So naturally, before long bonds strengthen, love blooms and they're all enjoying the ride of their lives.

But with little more than bikes and the clothes on their backs, how will they survive a long, arduous journey? Having a billionaire's heir in their midst is no help when Dante Vidal is insisting on them being cashless and having to work for their supper.

Amongst all of that, Olivia finds herself performing a complex juggling act. Having Alpha males sparring, sparks flying and tempers flaring needs a strong woman to take charge. Is she up for the challenge of keeping her men happy, connected and most of all satisfied? One thing is for sure, it's a task she's willing to throw herself into heart, body and soul.


And if you missed book CASTAWAYS grab it here.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Mid Week Tease from CASTAWAYS #MWTease #reverseharem #whychoose


Welcome to Mid Week Tease

Here's a snippet from CASTAWAYS which has just hit the shelves and is getting great 5* reviews!



Back Cover Information

Olivia Bailey is up for The Challenge. Why the heck wouldn't she be? With mariner qualifications piled high, engineering experience to rival someone twice her age, she's ready to take on the mighty Pacific Ocean and win.

But what about her fellow crew? Five guys, four nationalities. A billionaire's heir who likes to take charge in every aspect of life, an outback expert with a heart-stopping smile, a Spanish chef with mouthwatering moves and sexy twins who reveal themselves slowly, until it matters, then they act fast.

An adventure was what Olivia wanted, it's certainly what she gets. Because things at sea happen in a heartbeat, friendships grow, tempers heat and desire flares. But what about when it all upends? When the unexpected happens? Will they pull together, or will fear drag the crew of The Temptress apart?

CASTAWAYS is a reverse harem romance novel intended for mature readers. Book 2 TEARAWAYS is also available for pre-order.



“Let’s make it strip poker.” Evan twitched his eyebrows at Olivia.
“I think not.” She laughed. “That would leave me at a definite disadvantage.”
“You call having five blokes admiring your body a disadvantage?” Evan chuckled. The sun had given his cheeks a faint pink hue and his lips were shiny, as if he’d slicked on balm.
Damn it, the guy could be an advert for healthy, outdoor living.
“Knowing you lot, you’d club together and fix it so I lost.” She narrowed her eyes at him.
“I wouldn’t.” Lucas shook his head.
It was the first time he’d spoken in front of everyone, but Olivia decided not to make a thing about that. “Okay, not Lucas, but the rest of you would.” 
“I think it’s sad,” Raul said. “That you have so low opinion of us.”
“It’s not that.” She shrugged. “You’re just guys, with lots of testosterone and you like…” She glanced at her chest. “Boobs.”
“Boobs!” Evan burst out laughing. “Yeah, we like boobs.”
“What are boobs?” Raul asked.
“These.” She pointed at her breasts.
“Ah, boobs!” Raul grinned. “I learn another new English word.”
“I bet she could teach you some more.” Evan winked at her and dropped the deck of cards into his hand.




Sunday, 15 October 2017

OUT TODAY - Castaways - The Challenge Book1 #reverseharem #whychoose #99c

Grab your copy of CASTAWAYS today while it's still only 99c/99p. 



Back Cover Information

Olivia Bailey is up for The Challenge. Why the heck wouldn’t she be? With mariner qualifications piled high, engineering experience to rival someone twice her age, she’s ready to take on the mighty Pacific Ocean and win.

But what about her fellow crew? Five guys, four nationalities. A billionaire’s heir who likes to take charge in every aspect of life, an outback expert with a heart-stopping smile, a Spanish chef with mouthwatering moves and sexy twins who reveal themselves slowly, until it matters, then they act fast.

An adventure was what Olivia wanted, it’s certainly what she gets. Because things at sea happen in a heartbeat, friendships grow, tempers heat and desire flares. But what about when it all upends? When the unexpected happens? Will they pull together, or will fear drag the crew of The Temptress apart?


And while you're at it, pre-order your copy of book #2 TEARAWAYS so you can keep the reverse harem pleasure going...


Back Cover Information

Having survived The Challenge, Olivia is now hitting the road with her five sexy men. Seeing them all dressed in tight leathers, with big, growling Harleys between their legs, is enough to have her pulse racing and her mouth watering. So naturally, before long bonds strengthen, love blooms and they’re all enjoying the ride of their lives.

But with little more than bikes and the clothes on their backs, how will they survive a long, arduous journey? Having a billionaire’s heir in their midst is no help when Dante Vidal is insisting on them being cashless and having to work for their supper.

Amongst all of that, Olivia finds herself performing a complex juggling act. Having Alpha males sparring, sparks flying and tempers flaring needs a strong woman to take charge. Is she up for the challenge of keeping her men happy, connected and most of all satisfied? One thing is for sure, it’s a task she’s willing to throw herself into heart, body and soul. 











Saturday, 14 October 2017

TORN by Lea Bronsen - Special Guest

Hi, and thank you for hosting me on your blog!


When asked what inspires me to write books, I usually say it’s something I’ve seen or heard, or I’ve been challenged to dig deeply into my imagination and come up with a crazy idea. This time, it was a premade cover. The moment I saw this dark, sensual, slightly homo erotic image of a half-naked man in a fur coat on an exquisitely colored background, I knew it had to be mine. I decided in which historical period to set the story – the obscure, mythical age of the Vikings – and the ensuing process plunged me into an exciting and not so foreign world where everyday heroes lived the same dramas and battled for the same values and desires as we do in modern society. I hope you enjoy the read!






As the second son of a Viking earl, Alv Gunnulfsen wasn't meant to inherit a throne or avenge a murder. But when his brother is slain during a raid and their father dies of grief, Alv is expected to take command and claim the killer's death. In a world of ruthless retaliation and strict social codes, he must also maneuver cleverly to protect a troublesome secret: his attraction for men.

Roeland van Dijk, a wealthy Dutch merchant settled in Norway, has done the unthinkable to protect his family — hacked off the head of a Viking rapist. The wrath of the blond savages will cost him his freedom, and possibly his own head… Unless he's willing to accept the love of another man.





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Excerpt


After a moment, Alv looked up again and almost gasped from the erotic vision in front of him. While shaving Roeland, he’d only seen his wet, hairy chest and stomach, but the handsome man moved to a kneeling position in the basin and washed his lower body. His stunning maleness made Alv hot and bothered. They had discussed, argued, shared personal details, and apologized to each other, but now, the seriousness of their conversation faded. The sight of Roeland’s cock bathing in white foam between his legs had Alv’s own cock jolt and press painfully against his pants.

Oh, Roeland attracted him on several levels—mental, emotional, and physical—and Alv longed to discover and develop more of everything with him. Hedin was an exciting lover, but nothing like what Roeland had the potential to be.

Speaking of Hedin, it’d been a surprise to see him again this morning, right after Elke left. He’d arrived in a terrible mood and refused to excuse his disappearance act. It was outrageous of a slave to come and go like that, but Alv had too much on his mind to think of punishing him.

For one, he worried about Roeland’s future. He’d inherited part of Father’s wealth, but not his title. After returning to Eðni, he’d claimed to be the only one who could decide of what to do with his brother’s murderer, but it wasn’t true. He had no standing, no support from his fellow citizens. They could choose to kill Roeland if they wanted to—all it took was a word from Mother. It made her idea to have Alv marry Elke and adopt the community’s natural heir that much more important to push through.

“There’s something we need to talk about,” he said, hoping Roeland wouldn’t oppose to the plan.

“What?”

“Normally, I would ask you, but since you’re not in a position to make decisions, I’m just going to tell you.”

“About what?” Roeland frowned.

“I’m marrying your sister.”

Roeland stood so fast in the basin, water splashed to all sides. He stepped out and leaned into Alv’s face. “Don’t you dare to touch her!”

“But I’m not…”

“Hasn’t she suffered enough?” Roeland bellowed, his dark eyes slit with anger.

By Thor, he was insanely sexy, standing naked and wet, so near Alv could feel his damp bodily heat, water drippling from his hair and rolling alongside his tanned, chiseled cheeks. Alv couldn’t help hardening more, and needed to focus on the words that came out of Roeland’s luscious mouth to be able to answer. “She has already accepted.”



About the author


Lea Bronsen likes her reads hot, fast, and edgy, and strives to give her own stories the same intensity. After venturing into dirty inner-city crime drama with her debut novel Wild Hearted, she divides her writing time between psychological thriller, romantic suspense, and dark erotic romance.


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Coming Oct. 20

A dark erotic crime ménage by Lea Bronsen

If you like your men dangerous and dirty…


Ruthless drug lord Ricardo “El Loco” Ferrer launders his black money by investing in movie productions. As a teen, he learned to enjoy blow jobs in jail. Now a man of power, his favorite pastime is checking out new acting talent…and convincing them to “please” the team of producers.

Young wannabe actor Jaden Moore comes to a shady side of town to audition for a movie part. He longs to shine, wants to walk the red carpet with cameras flashing and a crowd cheering. He assures the film director and the investors he’ll do anything to reach the top, but is he willing to comply with their dirty fantasies?






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Thursday, 12 October 2017

LAST CHANCE to Grab CASTAWAYS at Pre-Order Price


That's right, pre-order CASTAWAYS and get your copy at the introductory price of just 99c/99p - will be $2.99 - but only for a few more days!



Back Cover Information for Castaways.

Olivia Bailey is up for The Challenge. Why the heck wouldn’t she be? With mariner qualifications piled high, engineering experience to rival someone twice her age, she’s ready to take on the mighty Pacific Ocean and win.

But what about her fellow crew? Five guys, four nationalities. A billionaire’s heir who likes to take charge in every aspect of life, an outback expert with a heart-stopping smile, a Spanish chef with mouthwatering moves and sexy twins who reveal themselves slowly, until it matters, then they act fast.

An adventure was what Olivia wanted, it’s certainly what she gets. Because things at sea happen in a heartbeat, friendships grow, tempers heat and desire flares. But what about when it all upends? When the unexpected happens? Will they pull together, or will fear drag the crew of The Temptress apart?


Book #2 TEARAWAYS also available to pre-order.


Back Cover Information for Tearaways.

Having survived The Challenge, Olivia is now hitting the road with her five sexy men. Seeing them all dressed in tight leathers, with big, growling Harleys between their legs, is enough to have her pulse racing and her mouth watering. So naturally, before long bonds strengthen, love blooms and they're all enjoying the ride of their lives.

But with little more than bikes and the clothes on their backs, how will they survive a long, arduous journey? Having a billionaire's heir in their midst is no help when Dante Vidal is insisting on them being cashless and having to work for their supper.

Amongst all of that, Olivia finds herself performing a complex juggling act. Having Alpha males sparring, sparks flying and tempers flaring needs a strong woman to take charge. Is she up for the challenge of keeping her men happy, connected and most of all satisfied? One thing is for sure, it's a task she's willing to throw herself into heart, body and soul.






Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Mid Week Tease #MWTease #reverseharem #excerpt #whychoose


Welcome to Mid Week Tease, this week I have something new for you. Heard of reverse harem? If you have, great, if not, boy this is ace. I've been reading RH for a while but decided to write my own series. But before I tell you more about that, what is reverse harem? Basically it's having your cake and eating it! One girl, as many guys as she can handle (yes, seriously) and no jealousy, so she can have a little nibble here, a bite there, whatever she fancies and whenever she fancies it, and of course they're all devoted to her!

THE CHALLENGE is my new RH series, it's contemporary, full lenth novels and the first two books are now available for pre-order - book #1 is only 99c on pre-order which ends on 15th October so get your copy now.

*The entire series will be a FREE read on Kindle Unlimited*


Find out more about CASTAWAYS and TEARAWAYS on my website, but here's an exclusive teaser from CASTAWAYS to whet your appetite. It' taken from a scene when Mason and Olivia are walking on the beach together...




“I like you all.” She’d spoken quietly, her gaze drifting to the palm trees over his left shoulder.
“We understand that.”
“We?” She widened her eyes and looked back at him. “You talked about me, amongst yourselves?”
“Yes, well, kind of. How guys talk, you know. A bit of grunting, the odd slap on the back.” He hesitated. “What I’m trying to say is you won’t have to cope with any snide comments or jealousy. You wanna spend time with Evan, or Harry and have fun, that’s between you guys. You wanna walk on the beach with me, that’s our time.”
Now it was Olivia’s turn to let her shoulders release some tension. She hadn’t really known it was there, but clearly it had been. She’d had sex with Evan, great sex, and she didn’t regret that. But the truth was each of her castaway guys appealed to her, a lot, in their own way. And the more she got to know them, the more each was finding a space in her heart.
“You’re unnervingly quiet,” Mason said, keeping hold of her hand and continuing to walk along the beach.
She stared down at a shallow wave gliding around her ankles. “And Raul and Lucas?”
“Of course. That goes without saying. We’re stuck here, we have to get on together. And let’s face it, any guy would be crazy not to be head over heels, heart-stoppingly, dick-achingly attracted to you.”
“Hey!” She shoved her body into him and he staggered sideways a little. “You clearly skipped the romance class your twin went to.”



Back Cover Information

Olivia Bailey is up for The Challenge. Why the heck wouldn’t she be? With mariner qualifications piled high, engineering experience to rival someone twice her age, she’s ready to take on the mighty Pacific Ocean and win.

But what about her fellow crew? Five guys, four nationalities. A billionaire’s heir who likes to take charge in every aspect of life, an outback expert with a heart-stopping smile, a Spanish chef with mouthwatering moves and sexy twins who reveal themselves slowly, until it matters, then they act fast.

An adventure was what Olivia wanted, it’s certainly what she gets. Because things at sea happen in a heartbeat, friendships grow, tempers heat and desire flares. But what about when it all upends? When the unexpected happens? Will they pull together, or will fear drag the crew of The Temptress apart?






Back Cover Information

Having survived The Challenge, Olivia is now hitting the road with her five sexy men. Seeing them all dressed in tight leathers, with big, growling Harleys between their legs, is enough to have her pulse racing and her mouth watering. So naturally, before long bonds strengthen, love blooms and they're all enjoying the ride of their lives.

But with little more than bikes and the clothes on their backs, how will they survive a long, arduous journey? Having a billionaire's heir in their midst is no help when Dante Vidal is insisting on them being cashless and having to work for their supper.

Amongst all of that, Olivia finds herself performing a complex juggling act. Having Alpha males sparring, sparks flying and tempers flaring needs a strong woman to take charge. Is she up for the challenge of keeping her men happy, connected and most of all satisfied? One thing is for sure, it's a task she's willing to throw herself into heart, body and soul.









Monday, 9 October 2017

CASTAWAYS - Chapter One

Enjoy Chapter One of CASTAWAYS right here to give you a taste of what's to come...



Chapter One

Olivia Bailey pounded the treadmill. Sweat pricked at her temples and armpits, and her breaths were fast and deep. On and on she ran, staring straight ahead at the stunning vista her Portsmouth gym provided. It was the sea, the beautiful, endless sea. Choppy waves thrilled her. The wind whisking up spray delighted her. The open water was where she felt most at home.
I just need this one chance.
She glanced at the treadmill screen. She’d hit four kilometres in thirty minutes. Not bad for a Monday morning. Especially since she’d had a busy weekend. Working as usual on the Saturday, and out late with the girls in the evening, then spending the day with her young niece shopping on Sunday.
She’d know soon—perhaps today, when the postman did his rounds. Two months she’d been waiting for the letter that would hopefully change her life. And boy did she need to get out of the rut she’d landed in. 
Would it be a yes or a no?
Surely it would be a yes. She was the girl for the job. Her resume read like she’d been made for the role. Hell, she’d trained hard enough to make sure she was.
“Hey, Olivia.” 
She turned at the sound of her best friend’s voice.
“You coming for coffee?” Sandy asked. She was still breathing fast from her workout.
“Yes, a quick one. Need to get home for the postie.”
“Ah, yes. Today could be the day.”
“I’ll either be celebrating later or drowning my sorrows.”
“Whatever it is, I’ve got your back. Happy to wallow in misery or pop a few corks.” Sandy’s face turned serious. “Though I won’t deny, if it’s a yes, I’ll worry.”
“Ha, no need.” Olivia slowed the treadmill to a walking pace and wiped her forearm across her brow. “I’m over-qualified, you know that.”
“Yeah, but what about your team mates? Will they be the sort of guys who can handle a sail? Navigate in open water?”
“I’d say they’ll have been as well vetted as me by The Challenge authorities, and I can certainly handle a boat.”
“True. It’s going to be a mixed bag though, isn’t it?”
“Yes, Dante Vidal has planned it so along with one female, hopefully me, it will be a crew made up of at least four nationalities. I just hope one of them speaks English or it will be a long few months.”
“His son will. He’s American.”
“Harrington Vidal, yes, of course he is.” She paused and thought of the latest hot pictures of him surfing on the beach near his home in Malibu. “I’ve seen him in the gossip mags. Can’t say I’d kick him out of bed on a cold night. The bloke is sex on a stick.”
Sandy laughed. “I agree. But he’s got a queue of women lining up whenever his bed gets cold. Wasn’t he dating that supermodel? What’s her name, Fawn Deer or something like that?”
Olivia turned off the treadmill and slowed to a stop. “I don’t know, but you can’t believe everything you read.”
“True. They make most of it up. Anyway, if you end up sailing across the Pacific with Harrington, you can ask him about his past conquests.”
“I suppose I can.” She stepped down and took a slug of icy cold water from her bottle. Delicious.
“And you can also, you know…” Sandy lifted her hands to her face, and made a clicking sound. “Take some pics of his fit body for me to swoon over.”
Olivia laughed. “Yeah, like I’ll have time for that. I’ll be busy trying to stay alive in the middle of the ocean.”
Sandy wiped her damp brow. “I know I’ll worry about you, but I hope it’s a yes. Really I do. You deserve it.”
“I bloody need it. Another year working at MC Mechanics will finish me off. I just can’t do it anymore. It’s not the engines I don’t like, it’s the monotony, every day is the same. And working Saturdays, to then have Monday off, it just eats the weekend up and no one wants to do anything on a Monday.”
“I get you.” Sandy shook her head. “I really do.”

Olivia headed away from the gym on her lime-green Kawasaki—an indulgence she allowed herself as her parents charged such low rent—and arrived home late morning, about the time the village postman reached their house.
The previous postie had come mid-morning, but this one liked to take his time, chat to every dog walker and gardener he came across.
She started to prepare herself a banana and strawberry smoothie, keeping an eye out the front window as she did so.
Suddenly he came into view. He wore a red cap and walked with his head down.
Olivia’s heart rate picked up. Her stomach tightened. He was holding a clutch of letters. Was one for her?
The one?
She switched off the smoothie machine and the kitchen went silent. All she could hear was her pulse thudding in her ears.
He kept on ambling along. He reached their front garden, the gate.
Then walked on past.
Disappointment dropped like a lead weight into her belly. She’d been assured today was the day the acceptance or rejection to be part of The Challenge would arrive. Perhaps the weekend had slowed the post down. Had there been a rail strike? That would do it.
But just as she was resigning herself to another twenty-four hours of not knowing the course her life would take, the postman stopped. He dipped his head and sifted through the letters he was holding.
Then he turned and walked back the way he’d just come.
Olivia held her breath as he opened their low wrought-iron gate and stepped onto the path leading to the front door.
She dashed into the hallway and stared at the brass letterbox. It wasn’t until she saw a single white envelope plop onto the mat that she exhaled.
“It’s here.” She rushed for it, scooped it up, then read her name and address written in beautiful calligraphy across the front. When she turned it over, there was a splodge of golden wax with The Challenge. Vidal Inc. stamped into it.
Walking back into the kitchen, she sat on a chair which looked into the rear garden. The daffodils were just finishing and several tulips bobbed their heads. Her legs were a little weak now the moment had finally come. She’d worked so hard for this. Polished her resume with another sailing navigation qualification, upped her fitness for the medical test she’d been put through and turned down a job up north that might have suited her perfectly.
“Well, here goes.” She flipped it over and poked her nail beneath the seal. With a sudden flurry, to get it over with, she ripped the envelope. The paper tore and she dragged the letter out. It was folded neatly three times and she quickly opened it.
Unlike the envelope it was typed, though still had the header—The Challenge—written in fancy, swirling writing. She scanned the first few lines, barely able to absorb individual words. What was it saying?
She forced her mind to slow and took a deep breath.
We’re delighted to inform you that you’ve been successful in your application to be one of the crew aboard Temptress.
“Yes!” Olivia leaped up, holding the letter aloft. It didn’t matter what else it said. She’d done it. She’d damn well done it. Beaten the odds. Triumphed over every other applicant. She was going to America. She was going to sail the Pacific. What more could a sea-loving girl like her want?
She hopped around the room, scaring the cat, and wafting the letter in front of her.
Eventually she set it to one side and pressed her palms onto the kitchen counter. She pulled in a deep breath and stared at her smoothie. “Get a grip. You’ve got to be cool and level-headed. It’s one of the qualities they were looking for.” She reached for a tumbler and poured the thick pink drink into it.
After collecting the letter she then sat back down. Perhaps she’d be able to concentrate now and examine the details.
It took three attempts at reading the entire thing before it began to feel real. There’d be a crew of six working under Captain Harrington Vidal. Their challenge was to sail from Los Angeles to Sydney. If they were successful Harrington’s father, Dante Vidal, would donate five million pounds to the charity of Harrington’s choice.
Olivia knew all this but it was nice to read it again, and instead of it being a dream, it was going to happen, for her.
The crew, all under thirty years of age, would be competent in all aspects of handling the boat, navigation and survival.
Again this was something she’d expected and also something she had the skills to cope with.
The last paragraph thrilled her. In one week’s time she’d be flying out to Los Angeles to meet the rest of the crew. After a briefing and an overnight stay at one of the swankiest hotels in Newport, they’d be heading straight off. The state of the art yacht was ready, in tip-top condition, the letter said. All it needed were the people who’d been handpicked by Vidal’s staff to accompany his son.
Olivia’s heart did another little skip. She really was going to meet Harrington Vidal, the guy she’d admired from afar for so long. Oh, she knew he’d probably be a spoiled brat, and completely in love with himself, but still, a few months of watching him on deck in just swimshorts would be good for her soul.
She could only guess why his father had organized this event. And that was because his children, Harrington being the eldest, were obviously lacking in motivation to get on with life. Hell, why did they need to? Money wasn’t an incentive. The family so rich they’d never run out of the stuff. But they still needed a reason to get out of bed each day. Something to drive them forward. Which was why The Challenge had been created. And thank goodness it had, because she, Olivia Bailey, was going along for the ride.
And boy, was it going to be one hell of a ride. Whether the waters were calm or wild, the Pacific held a certain magic for her. She’d never been, never dipped her toe into the largest body of water on the planet.
But that was all going to change soon, and the sailor in her could hardly wait to get started.


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