Today we welcome guest blogger Tess MacKall to our pages!
February is the month of love, and what better time to introduce myself? Hello everyone, I’m Laura Kincaid, the heroine in Tess MacKall’s latest erotic romance, Latin Rhythm, from Pink Petal Books. My entire life is going to be on display February 4th.
If you ever had the urge to peek into someone’s bedroom window, now is your chance. Mine is wide open! When Tess first decided to write about me, I was truly undecided. At first I thought, “What’s so interesting about me?” She explained that I’m just like so many of you out there, the typical fortyish woman with needs that aren’t being met…know what I mean? My problem is that I didn’t recognize those needs until Tess started following me around. She’s pretty persuasive, and before I knew it, I was salsa dancing in Miami’s trendiest nightclub with this really sexy, young Cuban by the name of Marco who turned out to be the club’s owner.
I’ve got to say, Tess captured my relationship with Marco beautifully. And she made a believer out of me too. Happily ever after isn’t just for fairy tales. So stop by Pink Petal Books on February 4th and pick up a copy of my story, Latin Rhythm.
To read an excerpt click here
In the meantime, Tess is working on a special Valentine’s Day gift for all of you. Right now she is tapping away at the keyboard trying to finish up Twelve Days of Love, a free novella that she’ll make available to you just as soon as it’s finished. She’s predicting February 13th. So where can you find this free book?
Last April I stood on the steps of our local county courthouse on April 3, the day the Iowa Supreme Court handed down its decision about marriage equality. All over the state, OneIowa had organized local rallies of supporters who pledged to gather at 5pm, no matter which way the decision went. I truly didn’t expect a positive result, and I can’t describe the exhilaration, pride and relief I felt as some forty or fifty of us held placards, waved to passers by (all of whom were friendly!) and heard heartfelt words from straight supporters and members of the LGBT community about what this means for all of us. Our child can now marry—Happily Ever After is for everyone.
That victory is now in grave danger. The Iowa State Legislature opens today for its annual session and foes of marriage equality are pouring funds into their campaign to change Iowa’s State Constitution so that the legal rights of marriage will only be available to opposite sex couples. If you’re an Iowan and you care about this cause, now is the time to take action. If you’re not from Iowa, pour your energies into wherever the battle is waging in your own state, and please consider donating to state or national marriage equality organizations. For us in Iowa, that would be OneIowa. Nationally, a good option is Marriage Equality USA.
The beauty, excitement and long term happiness in LGBT relationships is a constant theme in the books we write – we’re a married couple, writing LGBT erotic romance under the pen name Adriana Kraft. Most of the time our heroines are bisexual, and their happy endings span the spectrum of relationship possibilities. We hope you’ll check out some of our published books.
In 2010, we’re thrilled to be part of a project that will provide concrete support for marriage equality.
To Love and To Cherish is an anthology of fourteen stories celebrating lesbian relationships, and all profits from its sale will benefit Marriage Equality USA. The stories will be released by Love You Divine in a series of e-books beginning on January 29, and all fourteen will be combined in a print release on Valentine’s Day.
Meghan’s Playhouse Book Four
We’re having a blast chronicling the antics of our delightfully Bi heroine, Meg Keenan, as she continues her self-appointed task of bringing other couples together in her uniquely up-close and personal way. Vegas Gambler, the fourth installment in our series Meghan’s Playhouse, was just released at Whiskey Creek Press Torrid this morning.
Fresh with success from a recent stint in a musical on the Las Vegas Strip, Meghan Keenan takes some time off to play with her current flame Jack Hawthorne, professional poker player. She’s delighted to add her petite masseuse Tia Minh to the mix and even more thrilled when she learns Tia’s relationship with her boyfriend Tony Sanders is on the skids. It’s the perfect challenge!
Tia has different ideas – she thinks Tony would be perfect for Meg, and she conspires to throw them together any way she can. Ever the gambler, Jack catches onto her game quickly and keeps the ruse going behind Meg’s back. Who knew his heart was up for grabs?
Meg blinked at the familiar sight of Tia’s half smile. The sprite of a woman always seemed to know just what she needed. Tia never failed.
“You won’t even taste me on your fingers,” Meg chided, propping herself on an elbow. “Do I tempt you that much? Aren’t you a little curious?”
“I can’t,” Tia said, quickly glancing away.
Meg moved to a sitting position and hopped to the floor to stand only inches away from her masseuse. “I’ll never understand how you can do this over and over. Bring me off so expertly and not even touch yourself. Are you into self-denial?”
“We’ve been over this too much already.” Tia turned and began to gather her things.
Meg grinned. Her masseuse tried her patience, and she’d always considered herself a very patient girl. She tried a different tack. “You look so sexy in that tank top and short skirt. Did you wear those for me?”
Tia shrugged. “I wear what is comfortable for my work.”
“At least that doesn’t include a bra. I’m pleased to know your nipples grow as taut as mine.” She reached out to graze one.
“Don’t,” Tia pled, pulling away before she could touch her.
“They look so dusky through the white material. They must be quite dark. Not as dark as your hair,” Meg said softly, running her fingers through Tia’s long coal black hair. This time Tia did not pull away; her eyes glazed in that French Vietnamese habit of hers when she tried to withdraw inward. Meg had seen that ploy several times before.
“Why do you insist on resisting me so?” Meg murmured, lazily drawing her knuckles across Tia’s cheek. Meg’s heart raced. Tia had never accepted her advances like this before. Were they finally at a turning point? Had she finally worn Tia down? Penetrated that oriental reserve?
You can find all of Chapter One HERE at the Whiskey Creek Torrid website.