Tag Archives: sexy romance

New Release: Grabbed By Vicious #scifi #sexy #romance

29 Mar

grabbedbyvicious_msr

Grabbed By Vicious released this morning! It’s already available at Ellora’s Cave and Amazon. It should roll out to B&N and other retailers by the end of the day. This is the first book in my new GRABBED series from Ellora’s Cave. Super hot alpha males. Wickedly smart, feisty heroines. Some light bondage and BDSM. And it’s all happening in space!

Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his bride. He takes her down, places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her.

Mine.

Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent years rising through the ranks. Hallie is his reward, the beautiful sprite ensnaring him with a glance.

Despite her fear of Vicious, Hallie surrenders under his skillful hands and mouth. If she’ll submit, he promises pleasure and comfort. After a lifetime of hardship, his offer tempts her greatly.

One night with Hallie and Vicious feels his protective instincts flaring. He’ll do anything to make her happy and keep her safe, even if that means surrendering his heart. Though he intended to master her, Vicious realizes it may be his sweet Hallie who masters him.

You can read the first chapter of GRABBED BY VICIOUS here and here. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Advertisements

IVAN (Her Russian Protector #1) by Roxie Rivera #sexy #NewAdult

16 Mar
IVAN (Her Russian Protector #1) By Roxie Rivera

IVAN (Her Russian Protector #1)
By Roxie Rivera

 

My alter ego, Roxie Rivera, writes super sexy romances and scorching hot erotica with a new adult flavor. Her latest release is IVAN, the first book in the Her Russian Protector series.

 

BLURB

Desperate to find her sister, Erin goes to the only man in Houston who can help her:  Ivan Markovic. The intimidating, tattooed Russian operates one of the most elite mixed-martial arts training centers in the world but it’s his shadowy past and reputed connections with Houston’s underworld that interest her most.

To find her sister, she’ll need the help of her big, scary Russian protector—but asking for help from a man like Ivan carries a steep price, one that might just include her heart.

 

EXCERPT

I rapped my knuckles against the paneled door and waited. Ivan said something in Russian I didn’t understand. His tone sounded inviting enough so I twisted the knob and pushed the door open. I found Ivan sitting behind a desk. The bright white glow of two computer monitors sitting on the far right side of his desk painted him with light. He seemed irritated with something. I just hoped it wasn’t me.

He didn’t look up until after I’d closed the door behind me. His eyes widened slightly when he caught sight of me leaning against the door. “Erin.”

“Hey.” I gestured to the door. “I can go if you’re busy.”

He shook his head. “No, I’m just working out some training issues at the gym. Losing three fighters opened up some spots. Now I have fighters asking to be shuffled around to different trainers and others trying to get into the gym.”

“I see.”

His interested gaze roamed me. The corners of his mouth lifted in a smile. “You look better in those clothes than I ever have.”

I laughed nervously and played with the front of the cotton shirt. “Thanks by the way.”

He waved his hand. “It’s no trouble.”

“You know it is,” I countered. “I’ve caused you a lot of trouble in the last, oh, eight hours or so.” I hesitated before asking, “Do you regret it?”

“Helping you?” He shook his head. “No.”

“Are you sure?”

Ivan studied me a moment. Finally, he flicked his thick fingers. “Come here, Erin.”

Mouth dry, I crossed the distance between us. Ivan pointed at the empty spot on his desk. I hopped up onto it and self-consciously tugged the hem of his borrowed shirt down against my thighs. He leaned back in his chair and asked, “What are you going to do after we find your sister?”

I considered his question. “Vivi just asked me the same thing.”

His brow furrowed. “Short girl? Black hair? Works at Samovar?”

I nodded. “She knows you.”

“She should,” he said with a laugh. “I always tip well.”

I smiled at him. “I’m sure she appreciates it.”

“She better,” he joked. “Every time I leave there, my wallet is noticeably lighter.”

I was surprised by the way smiling and laughter softened his harsh features. I rather liked this new glimpse into Ivan. Maybe he was all tough and scary on the outside but soft and sweet on the inside.

With a long, slow exhale, I said, “I don’t know what I’m going to do after we find Ruby. I’ll probably try to talk her into rehab again.”

“It won’t work.” Ivan spoke with such certainty. “She has to want to change. She has to want to kick the drugs. You can’t do it for her.”

I picked at the hem of the shirt. “I used to think that if I just loved her more and supported her and showed her that she had so many reasons to get clean she would. Now I’m not so sure.”

“Look, I’ve never been addicted to drugs or alcohol but I know how hard it is to make a change. I know how difficult it is to walk away from a certain kind of life and start a new, different one. It’s terrifying.”

I lifted my gaze to his. “You mean when you left the mob?”

Ivan’s unwavering gaze held mine. “Yes.”

“Why?”

“Why did I leave?” He sucked in a noisy breath. “I’d never enjoyed that life. Some men do. It was never one I wanted. It was a necessity.”

“Necessity? How?”

“Back in Russia, we grew up in an orphanage. You can’t even imagine how awful it was.”

I could actually. I’d seen news reports on the current state of some Russian orphanages. I could only imagine what they were like thirty years ago.

“You said we. Who is we?”

“Nikolai and Yuri and Dimitri,” he explained. “We were all there together as boys. We ran away as teenagers. Yuri and Dimitri found their way into the military. Nikolai and I found a different path. We learned how to survive. When things changed, when democracy and capitalism came, we realized we were in a unique position to make money.” Sighing slowly, he lifted his hands and tucked them behind his head. “But then I came here and found a way to get into some honest work.”

“Fighting?”

He shook his head. “I never fought in any kind of professional match.”

I frowned. “No?”

“I did my fighting in a different kind of cage.”

“Oh.” I glanced at his heavily scarred and tattooed hands. “Oh.”

He nodded. “Word of mouth sold me as a trainer. A few winning fighters later and I had my business.”

“But all this?” I gestured around his luxurious home. “It didn’t come from fighting then?”

“No.”

“Well then how did you make your money?”

Ivan dared to stroke my knee. His rough, callused palm rasped my skin. “It’s better you don’t ask that question.”

His remark sent up a red flag but the sensation of his big, strong hand gliding over my leg left me unable to concentrate on it. All I could think about was the feeling of his warm skin on mine. I was so used to the soft hands of guys who worked in retail or office settings. There was something primal about Ivan’s touch.

“Do I frighten you, Erin?” His fingertips trailed along my outer thigh.

I shivered under his feather-light touch. “Not really.”

“No?”

I shook my head. “I think beneath all this,” I gestured to his tattoos and scars, “you’re probably the sweetest man I’ve ever met.”

He snorted with amusement. “I wouldn’t go that far.”

“How far are you going to go?” It was a bold question to ask but I had to know.

“I don’t know,” he admitted quietly. His hand moved to my inner thigh but he didn’t go higher than the bottom of the boxers. I sensed he warred with himself to keep his hand there, just there, and not any closer to that most intimate part of me.

Remembering our conversation at the gym, I asked, “Is this what you want for payment? For helping me?”

His gaze snapped to mine. The pained look on his face left me breathless. “No. I would never disrespect you in that way.”

He started to pull his hand away but I squeezed my knees together and trapped it. My stomach wobbled with anticipation and excitement. “And what if I wanted you to?”

His lips twitched. “What if you wanted me to disrespect you?”

I thumped his forearm with my fingers. “You know what I mean. What if I wanted you?”

He grinned mischievously. “Wanted me to what?”

Now he was just playing with me. “Ivan…”

END EXCERPT

You can pick up a digital copy of IVAN (in your preferred format) at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, All Romance Ebooks and Smashwords. It should be available in the Apple and Sony stores very soon.

DIMITRI, the second book in this series, is scheduled for release the first week of April. I have a yummy little sneak peek of that book here. Remember to sign up for my newsletter or like me on Facebook for new book reminders!

 

 

Coming Soon: Two New Series!

2 Nov

The contracts are signed and in the mail so I can finally announce these two new series. I’ve been working on both for a while and am just in love, love, love (Did I just channel Teresa Giudice or what?!) with these worlds–and the ridiculously hot men who live in them.

First, with Ellora’s Cave, I’ll be publishing the GRABBED series. I’m talking big, sexy Alpha males in space, yo!

 

Like this guy!

 

The first book, Grabbed by Vicious, will be released in 2013. I’ll update when I have a firm date. Here’s a little teaser from the blurb.

Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his new bride. He takes her down and places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her.

Mine.

Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent the last twenty-four years rising through the ranks. This dark-haired sprite ensnared him with one glance. Now she is his reward.

Despite her fear of Vicious, Hallie surrenders under his skillful hands and mouth. Vicious makes a promise to her. If she’ll submit to him, she’ll know only pleasure and comfort. After a lifetime of hardship, his offer tempts her greatly.

One night with Hallie and Vicious feels his protective instincts flaring. He’ll do anything to make her happy and keep her safe, even if that means surrendering his heart. Though he intended to master her, Vicious realizes it may be his sweet Hallie who masters him.

Oh, hello, yummy dragon-shifter man!

 

For the Forever Yours imprint of Grand Central Publishing, I’ll be writing a sinfully sexy dragon-shifter romance series. The first novella, Beast of Burden, releases in 2013.

The last thing dragon shifter Stig Wyvern needs is his dead friend’s kid sister showing up on his doorstep. He’s just minutes away from entering a mating phase. Sharing his isolated house with the young woman he’s desperately lusted after for quite some time is a recipe for disaster.

But Cora Cardenas has nowhere else to go. She’s in deep trouble with some really nasty people and Stig is the only one who can protect her. That he’s deliciously sexy and makes her tingle with the simplest of smiles is just a bonus.

Cora quickly realizes Stig is hiding something from her. To make matters worse, she’s plagued with breathtakingly naughty dreams starring a shadowed lover who bears a startling resemblance to her host. And just what the hell is going on down in the basement at night?

 Stig needs to get Cora out of his house but his inner beast has other ideas. He’s found his mate and she’s not going anywhere….

Did I mention how totally excited I am?! And busy. Super busy. Like I should probably stop blogging and get back to writing these books…

Wicked Sexy!

24 Oct

I’ve always loved the combination of wicked and sexy. Vampires, witches, demons–there’s just something ridiculously, deliciously naughty about these supernatural creatures. There’s a reason I created the Refuge, Texas series. Menage AND supernatural folks? Oh, hell yes!

Halloween is hands-down my favorite time of year. I just love the fall. It’s when I feel the sexiest. No idea why but there it is! I tend to pamper myself more and find time to catch up on my to-be-read pile.

Because I want my readers to have a little wicked sexy pampering and enjoyment of their own, I’m giving away a $25 gift card to Bath and Body Works and a digital copy of Three-Day Weekend (your choice of format.)

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian readers. Just leave a comment below (with your email address!) between now and November 1 and I’ll announce a winner at the end of the hop.

Make sure to keep hopping from blog to blog to enter the other giveaways! Lots of awesome prizes available! You can use the linky thingamajig below or visit the hop’s main site or head on to the next three stops:

Glimpses of Midnight

JL Oiler

Susan Griscom

Have fun! Leave lots of comments!



Silken Sheets Anniversary Fun!

12 Sep

 

 

Over at Silken Sheets and Seduction, we’re hosting a giveaway for our one year anniversary. Lots of fabulous books to be won, folks! All for the price of a comment. Hurry on over and enter for your chance to win one of 2 prize bundles!