#SatSpanks – Excerpt from Dominant and Daring by @AuthorAriel

Today I’m taking part in the Saturday Spankings blog hop. I’m sharing an excerpt from my novel Dominant and Daring. Read on for the excerpt and don’t forget to visit the other blogs here.

Blurb

There’s never been another man like him in her life. Heroic. Daring. Gorgeous.

When reporter Cassie Pierce interviews Aidan West at the scene of an accident, she’s mesmerized by his deep blue eyes and intense, laser-like focus. The fact that he pulled a pregnant woman and her small son from a wrecked vehicle after it plunged into a lake impresses her too.

Cassie wants to further her career and knows a story about a pregnant woman being rescued by a handsome man has the potential to tug at readers’ heart-strings. Although she can appreciate the way Aidan excels at saving others, Cassie has no desire to be rescued. Even though the interview between Aidan and Cassie is supposed to be all business, there’s an undeniable pull between them that proves too much to resist.

When Cassie agrees to go out with him she realizes Aidan has another side. Dominant. His intense focus carries over to the bedroom and she discovers Aidan doesn’t like to give up control. Aching for the pleasure that she knows he can give her, Cassie does something she’s never done before: submit.

Before long, Cassie uncovers a secret from Aidan’s past and realizes that although his bravery has saved others, Aidan’s holding onto guilt that threatens to destroy him and, he in fact, needs to be rescued.

 

Excerpt

“I told you, in due time. Don’t be impatient.”

“Please,” she bent forward and undulated her hips as he stroked her clit.

Aidan pulled his hand away, leaving her feeling bereft and frustrated. She opened her mouth, intending to voice her irritation, but was thrown off guard when he landed a light slap against her ass. She let out a gasp, more from surprise than pain. The slight sting quickly gave way to warmth and her clit throbbed from both the sound and the tingle.

“Oh,” she let out a sigh.

“You like that?”

“God, yes.”

“Do you want another slap?”

“Mmm-hmm.”

 

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Where My Burning Women At?

“The Dalai Lama says that the world will be saved by women. Not any women, perhaps not all women, but Burning Women. Women who have stepped out of silence and into the fullness of their power. Angry women who love the world and her creatures too much to let it be destroyed so thoughtlessly for a moment longer. Burning Woman is the heart and soul of revolution inner and outer. She burns for change, she dances in the fire of the old, all the while visioning and weaving the new.” -Burning Woman

This quote appeared in my Facebook some time ago and I was immediately struck by it. Not just because we’ve seen an uprising of strong women recently with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.  It connected with me on another level because as a romance writer I feel its imperative that I create strong and unique voices, especially female voices.

Since November I’ve been working diligently on a new series. I’m not ready to reveal much about it yet, other than to say it’s going to be focused on feminist heroines and feminist heroes. This series will be full of swoon-worthy Beta males, and yes, some might call my leading ladies Alpha females.

I’m okay with that.

Time and again we see art giving the world what it needs, in what seems to be just the moment the hunger for it begins. I think that’s what the rise in feminism and women leadership is all about right now.

The romance community is fertile ground for pushing this movement forward. We’ve always been at the forefront of subverting the culture that tells us that women’s books are frivolous, or that romance creates unrealistic expectations (um, how is it unrealistic for me to know I deserve a partner that treats me well and cares about my pleasure????). Romance has been written off and dismissed for, well, as long as the genre has existed, basically.

What has changed in recent years is women feeling as though they no longer need to hide who they are, what they feel and believe, and yes, even what they read. I know I’ve found my voice in the last eighteen months or so and I’ve struggled with whether or not I should let those beliefs spill over into my writing.

I’ve come to realize they’ll spill over whether or not I talk about them, so why not vocalize about them on my blog and social media? I feel like I can use my voice and platform (no matter how small it may be at the moment) to give truth to power. And, really, isn’t that what a Burning Woman should do?

#MidWeekTease from Twice the Temptation by @AuthorAriel

Today I’m taking part in the hump-day themed hop called the Midweek Tease.

Blurb:

One woman, two men.

Clarissa Stevens travels to beautiful Sanibel Island for her brother’s wedding, but the Florida destination is anything but a tropical getaway. Her life is in shambles, from her career, where she’s been recently downsized, to her non-existent dating life.

She’s prepared for the long weekend leading up to her brother’s wedding to be just another reminder of how truly craptastic her life has become. When her brother’s gorgeous best friends, the dominantly sexy Gavin and shy and brooding Trey, both show an interest in her, Clarissa thinks they might be the perfect distraction from all the problems that await her back home in New York.

Soon Clarissa learns that one man is fun, but two men? That’s twice the temptation.

Excerpt:

I tossed the items around until I found something I wanted to wear. The amethyst sundress I decided on was flowy, comfortable and it was cute enough to look like I actually gave a damn about my appearance. In truth, I wanted to roll into the resort’s tiki bar in yoga pants, a t-shirt and messy bun.

Despite the fact that I’d be spending the next four days in upscale accommodations for my brother’s wedding, I wasn’t in the mood to celebrate. My brother getting married underscored how truly shitty my life was at the moment. With the dress on and freshly applied makeup, I set out for the bar.

Although I felt somewhat cliched asking for it, I ordered a pina colada. I took a sip and savored the sweet freshness on my tongue.

“Well, I’ll be damned. Clarissa’s letting her hair down.”

At the sound of the deep melodic timbre I turned and locked gazes with Gavin. Several years had passed since I’d last seen him, but time hadn’t lessened his good looks.

“Gavin. Keeping tabs on me? Already? I see you’re still my big brother’s spy, I mean, best friend.”

“Still a little spitfire. I’ll have a scotch on the rocks with a twist.”

“Really? Take a look where we are,” I spread my hands wide and gestured toward the beach. “Sure you don’t want to reconsider your drink order? Maybe make it something a little more tropical?”

“Why fuck with something that’s tried and true?”

“Nice language.” I shot the bartender a sheepish look. He didn’t seem fazed by Gavin. He probably heard and saw a lot worse.

“You’re looking…” he paused and let his gaze do a slow tour of my body. “All grown up.”

I ignored the way my body flushed at his sensual gaze. It was probably due to the tropical weather and the alcohol, not Gavin’s aura of walking sex and darkly handsome looks.

“I’m twenty-five. I’m a grown woman, not a little girl anymore.”

“Believe me, that is completely obvious,” he said as he looked pointedly at my breasts.

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More teases await! Visit the other blogs in this hop here.

#SexySnippets from Secret Santa by Ariel Storm

I’m taking part in a new (to me) blog hop called Sexy Snippets today. I’m sharing seven sentences from my new release Secret Santa.

All she wants for Christmas is a new flogger….

Emily Cabrera and her sexy boss Alex West have kept their relationship under wraps for months. The risk of the rest of their office finding out about them keeps things nice and naughty. On the night of their office holiday gift exchange, Emily slips away to Alex’s office so they can participate in a private gift exchange of their own. In this holiday themed sequel to Her Dominant Boss, an erotic present takes their relationship to a new level of naughty.

7 Sentences

“I have a little present for you,” I said as I locked the door behind me.

Wiggling the package in front of me, I took a few steps forward until I reached his desk. I propped a hip on one side and he closed out of the screen he’d been working on, finally turning his attention on me.

“Mmm, look at you.” His eyes followed his words, and his gaze flicked over my body. I warmed from his glance. “You look good enough to eat.”

Get Secret Santa for .99 at iBooksKindle USKindle UKKindle CA, Kobo, Nook and Scribd.

Read more Sexy Snippets here.

Saturday Spankings – A Flogging Scene from Secret Santa by Ariel Storm

Woot! It’s the weekend and I’m taking part in the super fun and slightly naughty Saturday Spankings Blog Hop!

Today I’m sharing a scene from my new release Secret Santa. Enjoy!

All she wants for Christmas is a new flogger….

Emily Cabrera and her sexy boss Alex West have kept their relationship under wraps for months. The risk of the rest of their office finding out about them keeps things nice and naughty. On the night of their office holiday gift exchange, Emily slips away to Alex’s office so they can participate in a private gift exchange of their own. In this holiday themed sequel to Her Dominant Boss, an erotic present takes their relationship to a new level of naughty.

 

“I love the curves of your ass.” He cupped one cheek before giving it a smack. “But I love it more that spankings get you fucking wet.” Alex slapped my ass again, harder this time. I bit down on my lower lip as the subtle sting subsided. Warmth spread across my cheeks and the lips of my pussy grew wetter.

I sighed as the first bite of the leather flogger’s tongue connected with my skin. Alex didn’t relent. He struck me again, the leather strands making equal contact with both my exposed cheeks. His figure-eight pattern grew steadier as the pleasurable assault continued. Beyond the stinging on my ass cheeks, incredible heat filled my sensitive skin. Moisture flooded my pussy and I could no longer hold back my moans.

Get Secret Santa for .99 at iBooksKindle USKindle UKKindle CA, Kobo, Nook and Scribd.

Keep the hop going and read more spankings here.

#MidweekTease – Secret Santa from Ariel Storm

I’m taking part in the Midweek Tease blog hop again this week. Today I’m sharing a bit about my new release Secret Santa.

Read on for a tease and then be sure to visit the other blogs in this weekly hop!

All she wants for Christmas is a new flogger….

Emily Cabrera and her sexy boss Alex West have kept their relationship under wraps for months. The risk of the rest of their office finding out about them keeps things nice and naughty. On the night of their office holiday gift exchange, Emily slips away to Alex’s office so they can participate in a private gift exchange of their own. In this holiday themed sequel to Her Dominant Boss, an erotic present takes their relationship to a new level of naughty.

I reached Alex’s door and knocked softly once, before entering. Seeing him behind his desk immediately made my breath hitch. The overhead lighting shone on his sandy-colored locks, my fingers itched to touch his meticulously groomed hair.

He wore a navy suit, crisp white shirt and red tie, his nod toward the holiday season and the festivities taking place in the office today. He’d yet to take his eyes off his computer screen, he worked tirelessly. Yet he maintained a perfectly organized appearance. I knew he’d been at it for nearly twelve hours, but he didn’t have a hair out of place or even a wrinkle in his suit. Always so controlled. How I longed to mess him up a bit.

“I have a little present for you,” I said as I locked the door behind me.

Wiggling the package in front of me, I took a few steps forward until I reached his desk. I propped a hip on one side and he closed out of the screen he’d been working on, finally turning his attention on me.

“Mmm, look at you.” His eyes followed his words, and his gaze flicked over my body. I warmed from his glance. “You look good enough to eat.” He gave me a wolfish grin and my pussy fluttered at his words.

Yes, please.

Get Secret Santa for .99 at iBooksKindle USKindle UKKindle CA, Kobo, Nook and Scribd.

Keep up the Mid Week fun! More teases await, visit the other blogs in this hop here.

A Naughty Christmas Release Secret Santa – Out Tomorrow!

Snow, cocoa, fires crackling in the hearth, and of course, gifts! Who else loves the holidays? I’m so excited that my Christmas themed erotic romance is out tomorrow! Secret Santa is a holiday flavored short story that is a follow up to Her Dominant Boss. Read on for the blurb!

All she wants for Christmas is a new flogger….

Emily Cabrera and her sexy boss Alex West have kept their relationship under wraps for months. The risk of the rest of their office finding out about them keeps things nice and naughty. On the night of their office holiday gift exchange, Emily slips away to Alex’s office so they can participate in a private gift exchange of their own. In this holiday themed sequel to Her Dominant Boss, an erotic present takes their relationship to a new level of naughty.

Bonus! It’s already live at a few retailers! Get it for .99 at iBooks, Kindle US, Kindle UK, Kindle CA, Kobo  Nook and Scribd.