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TQ_Cover Submissive on DisplayPlease join me in welcoming author Tara Quan, whose latest book is Submissive on Display.Tara is new to me, though the 1-Night Stand series from Decadent Publishing is not. I am really excited to read her book, and the excerpt at the end of this post is going to make you excited as well. Tara was a well-prepared guest, and she sent me her letter to you, so I’m publishing it here. Take it away, Tara…

It’s been an age since I’ve had a new release. Like my heroine Naomi Price, I’d allowed life to get in the way of what I love, resulting in a significant production gap since Fireworks at Midnight came out last year. Perhaps for that reason, I’ve allowed my naughty side to run amuck in Submissive On Display.

Part of Decadent Publishing’s 1-Night Stand Series, my interracial BDSM romance is set in Las Vegas at the renowned Carnivore Club, a multi-author world first penned by Kate Richards. Despite my best efforts to be dark and kinky, I only succeeded at the latter. A light-hearted play on the reluctant lovers trope, my novella is a romantic comedy, replete with a Dom in distress, a reluctant submissive on a white horse, and an adorable German shepherd determined to unite the two.

To celebrate my return to BDSM romance, I’m giving away a $15 gift card. To enter, leave a comment here and drop your details in the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post.

Submissive on Display by Tara Quan

After a disastrous engagement and ensuing public breakup knocks him off this year’s list of Boston’s most eligible bachelors, Luka Petrovich’s confidence in women is at an all-time low. With a psycho ex-fiancé stalking him at every BDSM club, he embraces a prolonged hiatus from his social life. The last thing he expects is to fall into bed with his dog’s sexy sitter. Craving more after the first taste, he can’t wait to handcuff her to his bed. There’s one problem—she’s not a submissive.

Veterinary student Naomi Price is too busy juggling part-time jobs and a full course- load to have a relationship. Though she’s crushed on her client’s gorgeous owner for close to a year, their accidental night together couldn’t have come at a worse moment. With his sexual preferences fodder for countless tabloid blogs, she knows exactly how to keep this Dominant at an arm’s length. So she tells the biggest lie of her life, turns in her notice, and escapes on a vacation to Las Vegas.

At the Carnivore Club, two exhibitionists meet for a one-night stand, unaware their compatibility stretches far beyond a simple limit list. When their identities are revealed, a reluctant sub must face public spanking for her deceit, and accept several delectable wrinkles in her best-laid plans.

Genre: BDSM Romance, Romantic Comedy, Interracial/Multicultural

Buy Links: Amazon | ARe | B&N | Decadent | iTunes | Kobo | GoodReads

Photo by Melissa GoldenAbout the Author

Globetrotter, lover of languages, and romance author, Tara Quan has an addiction for crafting tales with a pinch of spice and a smidgen of kink. Inspired by her travels, Tara enjoys tossing her kick-ass heroines and alpha males into exotic contemporary locales, paranormal worlds, and post-apocalyptic futures. Her characters, armed with magical powers or conventional weapons, are guaranteed a suspenseful and sensual ride, as well as their own happily ever after. Learn more at www.taraquan.com

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An excerpt is in order — you’re gonna love this.

His breath scorched her skin. “Kiss me, and I’ll forgive you.”

She caught her lower lip between her teeth. “No. We can’t do this. Not again.”

“Why not?” He bit her neck. The stab of pain sent a shiver down her spine. “You want to.”

Catching the anger underlying his words, she recognized the punishment for what it was. He’d marked her on purpose. Angling her head so she could look into his eyes, she murmured, “Why are you…. What happened?”

TQ_ReleaseBlast_BannerHe tightened his hold on her hair. “I got the email about you quitting. A bit wimpy, don’t you think?” His other hand smoothed over her torso to settle on her waist. “You even had it routed through the agency instead of telling me yourself.”

Shit. She’d given strict instructions for them to forward her notice tomorrow, when she would be on the opposite side of the country, vacationing in Las Vegas. Firming her lips to keep them from trembling, she battled with a sudden surge of guilt and regret.

She didn’t want to quit. After all, she loved Bear, and the extra money went a long way toward keeping her student loans under control. But the decision was long overdue. Nursing a crush on Luka had been fine when he’d had a fiancée, rendering him off-limits and risk-free. Even after his engagement crashed and burned, the public fallout had kept him too distracted to notice her existence.

But he’d bounced back these past months, and their physical chemistry seemed on the verge of escalating to a more permanent arrangement. The moment he found out she shared his lifestyle, her hopes of keeping him at an arm’s length would turn to dust.

Why did she have to snag a drop-dead gorgeous Dom as a client?

With a nudge on her hip, he spun her around. Fear skittered down her back as he caught her chin and forced her to meet his gaze. “Why won’t you work for me anymore?”

Her breath hitched. “I…. Umm…. My course work’s a bit overwhelming, and finals are coming up. I need to cut back—”

He placed his index finger over her lip. “Don’t lie, Naomi. Did you quit because of what happened last Friday?”

She swallowed the lump in her throat. “I had a lot of reasons.” Falling into bed with him might top the list, but she saw no benefit in elaborating. “I should get going. My flight is in a few hours.”

His brows drew together. “Why are you running from this?” Though the volume remained consistent, his voice deepened. Shortened syllables gave his gruff question a menacing edge.

Since her knees threatened to give, she leaned on the glass. “How about the classic reason? I’m not interested in you.”

He trailed the pad of his thumb down the line of her neck, stopping at the zipper that held the sides of her hoodie together.

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Hello, everyone. Welcome back to my blog, and this week’s Six of the Best post. For Six of the Best, a variety of authors are sharing six paragraphs from a published work or a work in progress. This week, I’m sharing six paragraphs from Rescued by the Spy, my action-adventure, sci-fi, erotic romance. This segment is from the first page, wherein Nina is trying to get home via a shortcut through a dark tunnel.

Rescued-by-the-Spy750-PGSweat trickled down Nina’s spine and between her breasts as she hurried toward the open end of the tunnel. The footsteps weren’t furtive, but were easily keeping pace with her. She gritted her teeth, primal fear mixing with self-preservation instinct. In front of her, a shadow moved, and she knew, even as she gasped and came to a clumsy halt, that she was in deep trouble.

“Hey, lady,” the man snarled. He was only two-and-a-half meters in front of her, but she couldn’t quite make out his features yet.

“What do you want?” she demanded, trying to keep her voice modulated and not quite accomplishing it. “Let me pass. If you want my groceries or credits, I’ll give them to you. Just let me go.”

He laughed, and the sound forced a frisson of fear from Nina’s tailbone to her scalp. The other footsteps had stopped just as the man came into view. His face was broad, his hair light brown, his eyes light, too, but she couldn’t tell what color. He wore a thick moustache, and one side lifted as he grinned. “What do you think, boys?” he asked.

Nina looked over her shoulders to find three other men stood nearby, all wearing the same tight-fitting jeans and pseudo-leather jacket as their leader. They smirked and shook their heads.

“Sorry, lady, but we’re not interested in groceries,” the headman said. “And you couldn’t possibly have enough credits.” He nodded, and the three thugs behind her grabbed for Nina.

For more Rescued by the Spy check out Amazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk.

This hop is meant for all genres, so follow along the trail and get some looks into all kinds of books. The hop is small, but mighty.

First Course – The Amuse Bouche

Kiki’s Millionaire (by Patricia Green): “He steps in to help her and something happens that lights up the night like a neon cupid.”

Hooked (Decadence Nights, Book 1) (by Maddie Taylor): “Hopelessly oblivious to what has been staring them in the face for three long years, Joseph and Olivia continue their aimless search for love until one night, while a storm brews outside another rages inside as their paths converge at Club Decadence.”

cassie's ordeal PK CoreySecond Course — The Appetizer

Whether you’ve been following the Cassie books throughout, or you’ve never heard of them, you’ll find the latest of these wonderful stories sharp, sassy, and satisfying. They’re spanking romances with a tender heart. In book seven, Cassie’s adventures take on a darker tone when she disappears. Her loving husband, Tom, hardly knows what to do. What if the police can’t find her or save her from being harmed?

You can pick up a copy of Cassie’s Ordeal by PK Corey at Amazon today.

Third Course — The Entrée

Don’t miss your chance to play The Name Game and name one of the characters in the novel I’m working on now. To play, simply follow along with my blog tour, leaving your name and email address on each day’s posts on various blogs. Simple as that. One person who comments the most will get to name one of the more colorful of the characters in the book. If you think you have a wild and crazy name for a drag queen (yes, really), comment with your own name and email address. If you also happen to be a subscriber to my blog/newsletter list (see above, right), you’ll get to name TWO characters! Imagine seeing your ideas in my book. You’ll get a free copy of the novel as well. So go here for daily updates to the blogs to visit. The contest closes on Saturday the 29th at noon EDT. Good luck!

Fourth Course — The Dessert

So last week I was in Banff with my husband and one of my daughters. We had a splendid time. Now I’m back to work, still gathering info and doing research on the murder mystery erotic romance I’m working on. This book has to be well researched and carefully plotted out. Murder mysteries take a lot of planning and forethought. After so many years of spanking romances and sci-fi romances, some of which have had the mystery theme, it’s fun to try something a bit more focused that will, hopefully, catapult me to fame and fortune. Well…maybe get me closer anyway. Once I get the book written, I might ask my blog subscribers to give it a good title. If you haven’t signed up for the blog/newsletter subscription, now’s a good time.

Wishing you all the best of weekends!

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