Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Delicious Tease Day #52: Tease Me is Finally Here

Yay! Today, Tease Me hits the shelves and I am soooooo excited. It feels like I've been waiting for this book to come out forever ;) Thanks, everyone, for following along with Shayla's and my contest for the last 52 days-- I had a lot of fun and hope you guys did too. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow and check to see who won the iPod Touch-- remember every comment made throughout the contest gives you one entry into the drawing for the grand prize, so comment away today. And check out my brand new website-- it should be up and running sometime this afternoon. I've got a contest going on over there, as well.

For today's prize, I thought I'd give away signed copies of my entire erotic backlist-- Full Exposure, Naughty Bits and Tie Me Down. So comment away for a chance to win :)

The “edgy and erotic” (Shannon McKenna, New York Times bestselling author of Tasting Fear) author of Tie Me Down and Full Exposure offers another steamy novel of sex, lies, and sultry games.

Burned once too often, true crime writer Lacey Richards has sworn off love. Instead, she explores her deepest desires through her anonymous- and very provocative-blog. Anonymous, that is, until her dark and ultrasexy neighbor discovers her dirty secret.

Stockbrocker-turned-carpenter Byron Hawthorne gave up life in the fast lane, hoping to start over in a new city. When he learns his alluring neighbor is the one writing the sizzling blog that keeps him up all night, he can’t resist offering to fulfill her fantasies in the flesh. But Byron isn’t the only man provoked by Lacey’s writing. Now Lacey doesn’t know who she can trust-and who she can dare to tease.
“Hey, Lacey, wait up!” Lacey turned, surprised to see Sandra barreling through the crowds toward them, her boyfriend, Tony, behind her.
“Hey, Sandra,” she said as her friend approached.
“I thought that was you. We’ve been trailing you two for three blocks.” Sandra turned her baby blues on Byron and batted them for all she was worth. “And who is this?
“This is Byron Hawthorne—he’s my neighbor from across the courtyard.”
“How nice to meet you. I’ve been trying to set Lacey up with a guy for months, but she keeps refusing. Now I know why.”
“Come on, Sandra.” Tony weaved a hand through hers, pulling her closer to his side. “Leave the poor guy alone—he’s not used to you yet.”

Lacey shot him a grateful look before asking, “So, what have you been to?”
“We’re about to check out that new club, Voodoo Heaven. It’s supposed to be fabulous.” Sandra paused. “Why don’t you two come along?”
“Oh, I don’t think so. We were just heading home.”
“Come on—we’ve still got a couple of hours before things slow down. Let’s go dance.”
She glanced questioningly at Byron, who nodded amiably. “Sure. If you want to dance, let’s go.”

It’s not that she wanted to dance so much as she wanted to wipe the feel of the strip club from her brain and body. Part of her wanted to head home, climb in the shower and have crazy, mad sex with Byron under the pounding spray. But another part of her didn’t want to bring the bone-deep stink of that club back to her apartment. She wanted to put a little time and distance between her home and the images she’d just seen.
As they slipped into the noisy club, Sandra grabbed her arm. “Why don’t you guys go get some drinks? Lacey and I are going to go dance.”
“Already?” she asked as Sandra pulled her toward the tightly packed dance floor.
“Is there a better time?”

The new BeyoncĂ© mix started just as they hit the floor, and Sandra laughed. “Come on! I love this song!”
As they danced to the song and then another, Lacey found herself laughing right alongside her friend. But Sandra was like that—fun, happy, with an enthusiasm that was completely infectious.
By the time Byron caught up to her three songs later, Lacey was drenched with sweat and feeling much better about life in general. “Dance with me?” he murmured against her ear as his arms circled her waist from behind.
“Sure.” She started to turn toward him, but he held her in place—his chest against her back, his erect cock nestling against the curve of her ass.
As if on command, the music turned slow and dreamy, and Lacey let her body relax against the hardness of his. He splayed his right hand across her abdomen, to keep her hips flush against his, and cupped her right breast with his left hand. His thumb glanced over her nipple—once, twice, then again and again.
Her nipple pebbled tightly under his attentions, her pussy growing damp as he pulled her ass more firmly against his cock and began to move. She’d never danced this way before—her body pressed against his from shoulder to thigh, but facing outward.

She liked it. Liked the freedom it gave her to look out over everyone; liked even more the feeling of being trapped against him as people danced all around them. They were in a hugely public place, but completely shielded by the crush of bodies on the dance floor.
Relaxing her neck, she let her head loll on Byron’s shoulders as she arched her back so that her breast fit more completely in his hand. The music was loud, so she didn’t hear his groan, but she felt it in the vibration of his chest against her back and the whisper of his breath past her ear.
She felt her own breath catch, felt desire humming through her bloodstream as she rubbed her ass against him. He was hot and hard and felt so good it was all she could do not to beg him to take her right there. To fuck her in the middle of the throbbing crowd, and to hell with public-decency laws.
His hand tightened on her breast, his fingers squeezing her nipple until she gasped—proof that he was as affected by what they were doing as she was. She whimpered at the pressure, and liquid pooled between her thighs.

It was a whisper, but somehow he heard her. Pressing his mouth to her ear, he said, “Do you want to get out of here?”
She nodded, even as she prayed that her shaky legs would carry her that far. He must have read her mind—or maybe he was just as anxious as she was—because he said, “I’ll go flag down a cab.”
“I’ll go tell Sandra we’re cutting out, and meet you out front.”
He turned her around until she faced him, took her mouth in a brief but bruising kiss that had her fingers tangling in his shirt as her knees buckled. “We’ve got a table against the back wall. Don’t be long.”
“Believe me, I won’t.”
She watched him walk away, his broad shoulders cutting a swath through the gyrating bodies as he headed for the door. He was eventually swallowed by the crowd, so she started making her way in the direction he’d pointed. She’d made it off the dance floor and halfway across the room when she felt a hand grab her elbow.
Expecting it to be Sandra, she turned around with a smile—and found herself looking at a guy who made Grave Digger look like a friendly, neighborhood Smurf.
“Hey, let go!” She spoke loudly, but when he made no move to show he understood her, she tried to yank her arm away. His grip tightened to the point of pain.

A ripple of unease went through her, though she told herself she was being ridiculous. What could he do to her in such a crowded place? The thought might have comforted her more if she and Byron hadn’t just engaged in some heavy petting without drawing anyone’s notice.
“I mean it. Stop it.” She yanked harder, but his grip still didn’t budge.
“Leave me alone!” She raised her voice to a yell, but the current song was heavy on the bass, extremely popular and extra-loud. Nobody paid any attention to her.
The man started propelling her toward the back door of the club, his long legs eating up the ground as he dragged her in his wake.

“Help!” She screamed it now, but he’d made his move at the right time. The area around them was dark and nearly deserted as people flocked toward the dance floor to groove to the song.
She tried to dig her heels into the carpet, but the guy was huge and any resistance she put up was barely noticed. As they passed close to a table, she grabbed on to a chair. Surely someone would notice a huge guy towing a woman towing a chair and screaming.
But he simply shook his head and grabbed her other arm so hard that her fingers went numb and the chair clattered harmlessly to the ground.
“Look, lady.” He let go of one arm and leaned down until he was close enough for her to hear him. “If you’re going to cause trouble, I’ll just knock you out and carry you out of here. Everyone’ll think you passed out.”

His words exacerbated her fear, and pure instinct made her go for his eyes. Curling the fingers of her free hand into rigid claws, she slashed at whatever portion of his face she could get at.
She didn’t know who this guy was or what he planned on doing with her, but there was no way she was leaving this club with him without kicking up the mother of all protests.
“Fuck!” For one brief second his grip loosened as he tried to protect his eyes, and she yanked herself free. Without looking back, she ran for the dance floor and relative safety. This time, when a hand grabbed her from behind, she screamed her head off even as she started swinging.
“Get away from me!” she screamed, kicking out at the bastard. Smiling when she caught him in the shins. Glancing up, she nearly sagged in relief as she saw Byron barreling toward them.
“You bitch.” His fist came up and headed for her jaw, and she braced herself.
“What the fuck is going on here?” Byron roared, putting himself in front of her and taking on the jaw the punch meant for her.
Remember to comment for a chance to win my erotic backlist! Happy Tuesday :)


  1. Great excerpt. I am loving Bryon.

  2. Oh wow, this sounds so great! A man offering to fulfill all your fantasies and there to save you from danger? Sounds good to me :)

  3. Whoa baby! Your entire backlist? Count me in!

    Happy Release Day! I will wander on over to your new site once it is up... hoping for some sweet eye candy too. :D


  4. Oops, I forgot the most important thing: Happy Release Day, Tracy!

  5. Congrats!!! Hope you'll have a great time :)

  6. *wohoooo* Tracy, congrats on the release :) can't wait to get my hands on your newest book!!!
    and thanks for a fantastic time - I had a lot of fun and my wishlist is now incredible *gg*
    wish you all the best,

  7. Happy Release Day Tracy! Loved the excerpt. :)

  8. This sounds like a great book and I can't wait to read it. I joined the party late but what time I've been here's been fun finding new authors and seeing new books by authors that I already love. Thanks for all of the fun I really loved all of the excerpts.


  9. The big day is finally here! Congrats. Byron is hot! Will be picking up Tease Me on my weekend book run. Would love to win your backlist *fingers crossed* and thanks for all the great contests these past weeks.

  10. Sounds like a good one. *adding to TBR list*

  11. Congratulations on your new release. hat a way to celebrate by giving one of us your backlist. Thank you so much.

  12. Congratulations on release day Tracy! I'm looking forward to reading "Tease Me".

    Please don't enter me, I already have your backlist books. :-)

  13. In the future, do you see yourself leaning towards one particular romance genre or the other?

  14. Love the excerpt. Can't believe I've never read any of these books. Please count me in.

  15. Would love to get the backlist, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

  16. Oh, Yay....Happy Release Day, Tracy!!! I can't wait to get my hands on it. I really enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for all your great contest giveaways. It was lots of fun!

  17. Leni, I love pretty much all types of romance novels, so I have all kinds of ideas floating in my head for the different kinds. My first love is paranormal, which is why I have an erotica and YA paranormal series and am currently developing a mainstream romance series with witches. But I love contemporaries and suspense too and will probably stay with them as long as my readers will have me.

  18. Thanks again, everyone, for participating in the Delicious Tease contest. It's been great reading your comments every day and learning a little more about each of you! Stop by and visit me-- here or on Facebook and Twitter.

  19. Happy Release Day Tracy!!!!!! The last 52 days has been great,I found quite a few new authors to add to my TBR list.

    Great excerpt.Love today's giveaway,the entire backlist..woo-hoo!!! Please count me in :)

  20. congrats and happy release day tracy!! though i discovered the delicious tease a bit late (i jumped on half way)... it was an amazing few weeks. thank you so much for all your hard work, the excerpts and the giveaways. and wow, way to finish off with a bang--your entire back list of erotic romance? i want!! :) count me in please!

  21. Happy Release Day! And I loved the excerpt also. I don't think I need to say "Sign me up!" ;D

  22. Love the excerpt! Happy release day! Can't wait to hear more on the new witch series you are working on.

  23. Congrats! Happy Release Day! Love the excerpt! Been waiting for a long time for it to get here! I want more of these books!

  24. Happy release day, Tracy!!! Wooot! Congrats, and thanks for celebrating so wonderfully with us all!

  25. Got really excited when I put it on the shelf last night ... congrads!


  26. This makes me want to read more. Would love to have all your backlist!

  27. Hey Tracy!!
    Conmgrats on the new release! And I loved the Excerpt!!

  28. Happy Release Day!
    I can't wait to read Tease Me after all the "teasing" you've been doing with the excerpts, lol.

  29. Congrats on the new release! Love the excerpt! And happy Tuesday to you as well!

    It has been fun to find out about lots of books I haven't read that will be on my list. Thank you!

  30. Fabulous giveaway, Tracy. Don't enter me, I've already had the pleasure of reading your erotic backlist. Some lucky winner is in for an amazing treat.

    Happy Release Day, I can't wait to read Tease Me.

  31. Hey Tracy,

    Congrats on the new release. I am so excited. Can't wait to read it. TBR list has so grown over the last 52 days, that it is not even funny. But I am working my way through the list. It has been fun to comment for prizes. I am sad for it to end. Thanks so much for the opportunities.

  32. Happy Release day. Great excerpt here. And what an awesome give away. I can't wait to read Tease. Thanks for all these great excerpts and prizes.

  33. Hi Tracy,

    Happy Release Day and I love the excerpt and cover!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  34. Congrats and Happy Release Day. I love the cover and love the excerpt. I can't wait to read this!

    Tracey D

  35. Happy release day!
    Please count me in the giveaway.

  36. Happy release day & a nice way to end your contest. Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. Congrats on the release of TEASE ME! Woo hoo!

  38. Congratulations on your new release Tracy!!! I can't wait to read this book...it looks super HOT & STEAMY!!!


  39. Happy Happy Release Day and big Congrats too!! I'm so excited to have my copy and can't wait to find free time where nobody will bother me so I can read from cover to cover without having to put the book down! :)

  40. Happy Release Day. Tracy !

    I'm sooooo want to read your books :) they are so HOT !!

  41. Congrats on your new release Tracy! It's an exciting day for you and I hope you celebrate accordingly.

  42. Congratulations on the release!

    Eesh, sounds likes a very STEAMY read! Yummy!
    Please enter me for the contest!

    Kate Leger aka YzhaBella
    mleger0546 (@) rogers (dot) com

  43. Congrats on Release Day Tracy. Can't wait to get this one.I'm putting in my book order this week. Don't enter me. I have all your awesome books.

  44. Thanks so much, everyone! I really appreciate all the well wishes :)

  45. Thanks Tracy & Shayla for the great daily contests!

  46. Happy Release Day! Congrats! I love the excerpt!

  47. Loved the excerpt and that is one hot cover.

  48. I can't wait to read more. WOW!!!! on the excerpt.

  49. Happy Release Day! Wonderful excerpt, I'll be looking for your book!

  50. Nice excerpt, Happy release day Tracy!!!

  51. Congrats on the release. Sounds like it will be a hot read. Can't wait to read it.