Friday, March 22, 2013

*Guest Post & Giveaway* Uncommon Pleasure by Anne Calhoun

Uncommon Pleasure by Anne Calhoun

Coming March 5, 2013

From a “fresh and imaginative” (The Romance Studio) voice in erotic romance come the tales of two women, each daring to challenge the toughest of men…but in these edgy, heated encounters, the greatest thing she’ll risk is her heart.

In Over the Edge, after a tragic incident during Ty Hendricks’ last tour of duty he cut off all connection with anyone he cares about—until a night with Lauren Kincaid draws him reluctantly back into the world. Lauren sees a wounded man in danger of losing everything to his inner demons, but the sensual, no-holds-barred fight for Ty’s soul could cost Lauren her heart.

In All on the Line, Abby Simmons fell hard for Lieutenant Sean Winthrop, but he sacrificed their relationship when he deployed to Afghanistan. Now he’s home, full of regrets and intent on winning back the woman he never forgot. Abby gives Sean her body but holds her heart aloof, until one night of pleasure forces her to choose her U.S. Marine…or life without him, forever.

To read more about this story, please go here!

Today, I am happy to turn the blog over to Ms Anne... Please give her a smutty warm welcome!!!

When Secondary Characters Aren’t Characters…

One of the more unusual secondary characters I’ve written isn’t actually a person. She’s Gretchen the Difficult Dachshund, whose person/owner is Lauren Kincaid, the heroine in UNCOMMON PLEASURE. Gretchen wasn’t in the original version of the story. The muse suggested the idea of including a rescue dog in the book but I didn’t follow that hint until a beta reader had a go at the first draft. It needs more, she said. Well, I said, I think Lauren might have a rescue dog. Dingdingding…we have a winner! she said.

And so Gretchen was born. For a dog weighing just under eleven pounds, she has a big role in the story: she provides some humor, gives the hero, Ty Hendricks, a chance to realize how badly he’s misjudging Lauren, and ups the conflict between Ty and Lauren. Lauren’s putting down roots and taking care of the people (and animals) she loves. Ty could disappear from the face of the earth in less than sixty seconds, and he’s doing his best to drive away everyone who wants to love him. A “useless” dog, one that’s been abused and doesn’t trust easily, mirrors his emotional experience. In the end there’s a nice moment between Ty and Gretchen, who isn’t quite as useless as he thought she was….because none of us are.

***Giveaway Information***

Ms. Anne is giving away one copy of this pleasurable book!

I’ve got a rescue dog of my own (a very useful German Shepherd-ish dog named Kate) so I’m a sucker for a good animal story – cat, dog, hamster, raccoon, llama, you name it.
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  1. I don't have any animal stories. I had a dog when I was a kid but nothing ever happened. he was just

    Uncommon Pleasure sounds really good.

  2. I was never allowed to own a pet because my father had allergies so it was something I never could experience.

  3. I have a Jack Russell, cat and a guinea pig. Thanks for the giveaway.


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