Welcome to January’s Birthday Blog, with a post – or maybe more – a day for your entertainment and fun :).
Today’s guest is LILY HARLEM. Please show your appreciation for the post if you enjoy it, and all the author’s links are below for you to take forward. Watch every day for any Rafflecopter giveaways, and don’t forget there’s ALSO a Grand Prize Draw at the end of the month for ONE lucky commenter.
Many thanks for dropping in, and have a great January!
Clare, thank you so much for letting me join in your birthday celebrations it’s great to be here. I hope you are having a lovely time with lots of champers and partying!
I’ve had a busy few months with several releases, these include Muscling In (MMF), Rule Breaker (MF) and just out Heat of the Day (MMF). I adore writing ménage a trois, the dynamics of a threesome are great to explore in and out of the bedroom and if the guys are into each other too, then all the better.
I also love setting stories in London, both Muscling In and Rule Breaker are set here, though Rule Breaker does take a trip to a beautiful chateau in France (oh, to be there now…). Heat of the Day is a bit different as my characters are living and working in Southern Spain, enjoying the sunshine by day and the hot nights on the beach. I adore Spain and have visited more times than I can count so sending my characters here was fun. There’s angst in this story though as one of the threesome, Sera (short for Seraphim which means angel) has had to take a trip to Portugal and has broken contact. This leaves his two lovers heartbroken and having to take comfort in each other. Here is a little more about Heat of the Day including an 18+ excerpt and if you fancy making yourself a traditional glass of Sangria to go with this particular reading material, this is how I make it, yum!
- 3 parts red wine
- 1 part orange juice
- 2 parts lemonade
- fresh mint
- sliced fruit such as oranges and lemons
- Mix all the ingredients together in a large jug and add more red wine, orange juice or lemonade according to taste and desired strength.
Pour into glasses, garnish with mint sprigs and fruit.
Thank you for reading, chink, chink!
Back Cover Information for Heat of the Day
When three become two with no explanation, emotions run high, passions flare and hearts are ripped apart.
Everyone can remember a perfect summer—one with endless blue skies, a heart brimming with true love and nights full of hot, sweaty lust. Well, we’ve just had a summer like that, Piper and I, and it was spent in Spain with a man who had that certain je ne sais quoi that we couldn’t resist.
Seraphim came into our lives and blinded us with his beauty, his charisma and his exotic charm. His generosity with his mind, his affection and his body blew us away and the three of us became a joyously tangled trio who needed nothing more than to be together.
So when he left, when we had no way of tracing him, the despair was black, the pain raw and our only comfort was each other. But why did Sera leave? What would make a man walk away from his lovers? And if he showed up again on the doorstep, what the hell would happen after so much angst? One thing’s for sure, it would be an explosive reunion in many ways. Absence might make the heart grow fonder, but it can make the rest of the body highly volatile as need wars with hurt, and pain collides with desire.
Reader Advisory: This book contains M/M and M/F scenes.
About Lily Harlem
Lily Harlem lives in the UK and is an award-winning author of contemporary erotic romance. She writes for publishers on both sides of the Atlantic including HarperCollins, Totally Bound, Pride Publishing, Evernight Publishing, Xcite, and Sweetmeats Press. Her work regularly receives high praise and industry nominations.
Before turning her hand to writing Lily Harlem worked as a trauma nurse and her latest HarperCollins release, Confessions of a Naughty Night Nurse draws on her many experiences while nursing in London. Lily also self-publishes and The Silk Tie, The Glass Knot, In Expert Hands and Scored have been blessed with many 5* reviews since their release.
Lily writes MF, MM and ménage a trois, her books regularly hit the #1 spot on Amazon Best Seller lists and Breathe You In was named a USA Today Reviewer’s Recommended Read of 2014. Her latest MM novel is Dark Warrior.
Lily also co-authors with Natalie Dae and publishes under the name Harlem Dae – check out the Sexy as Hell Box Set available exclusively on Amazon – The Novice, The Player and The Vixen – and That Filthy Book which has been hailed as a novel ‘every woman should read’.
One thing you can be sure of, whatever book you pick up by Ms Harlem, is it will be wildly romantic and down-and-dirty sexy. Enjoy!
Lily Harlem Links
Facebook author page https://www.facebook.com/LilyHarlemAuthor
Raw Talent http://rawtalentseries.co.uk
Newsletter Subscription http://www.lilyharlem.com/newsletter-subscription.html
Harlem Dae http://www.harlemdae.com
Follow the month’s posts at your leisure:
Jan 01: RJ Scott on her inspiration for a new series in 2016.
Jan 01: Temple Dragon on giving for free during December.
Jan 02: Chrissy Munder on an author’s passion for paper planners.
Jan 03: Meredith Russell on inspirational cop series.
Jan 04: Becky Black on her five-year anniversary as an author.
Jan 05: Alexa Milne on characters stepping outside their comfort zone.
Jan 06: Sandra Lindsey on her dancing shoes challenge.
Jan 07: Anne Barwell on her WWII trilogy at Dreamspinner Press.
Jan 08: Elin Gregory on reviews – past, present and future.
Jan 09: Eli Easton on mature heroes and our life choices.
Jan 10: Julie Moffett on the geek in us all.
Jan 11: Jaime Samms and the rewards of an online life.
Jan 12: LC Chase on paying kindness forward.
Jan 12: EM Lynley on the recipes that add taste to her books.
Jan 13: Nicki J Markus on falling in love with her characters.
Jan 14: Vicktor Alexander on giving thanks to friends and fans.
Jan 16: Joanna Chambers on the spark of joy from reading and writing romance.
Jan 17: Jordan Castillo Price on esteem-building New Year do-overs.
Jan 18: Lillian Francis on deciding on when to come to an end.
Jan 18: Hunter Frost on a Top Ten new anthology.
Excerpt 18+ from In the Heat of the Day by Lily Harlem
Eventually they wandered up the wooden steps to their two-bedroom mobile home. They’d never slept in the second bedroom, it was just used for storage, but it meant the living area was clear for lounging. Plus they had a nice bit of decking with a BBQ that had been well used during the summer.
Flynn flung open a few windows to let the heat of the day out then pulled the guitar from his back.
Piper switched on the shower then proceeded to strip off her clothes.
He sat and watched, absently tuning and strumming, admiring the sway of her breasts and the way her limbs moved like fluid. Even hot and tired she was the sexiest woman he’d ever seen.
“Play while I shower,” she said, curling her hair onto the top of her head and securing it with a pin.
“Anything you wish, my lady.”
She disappeared into the small bathroom.
Flynn listened as the sound of the water became interrupted by her body then he started a lilting melody he knew she adored. The music flowed from his fingertips, the words rolled from his mouth in one long sound. His breathing steadied and his bones relaxed within his skin.
The song was about happy times. Lovers who’d smiled then left. How goodbye was the hardest word.
Halfway through he stopped. A knot of determination twisted his gut. He had to snap out of this and be thankful for the love he had. The woman who made his life the one he wanted to live.
He set down his guitar then quickly shucked off his shorts. He stood in the tiny bathroom and watched Piper holding her face to the stream of water. Her hair was flattened and hung like a long, thin snake down her back. Her breasts jutted upward and her small strip of pubic hair was pressed to her flesh.
He pulled off his T-shirt.
His cock was hard, his heart beating fast. It was time to say goodbye to Sera, for today at least, and claim his woman.
He squeezed into the shower cubicle and circled her with his arms.
“Flynn,” she said, tensing a little. “I was listening to that. Why’d you stop?”
“Enough listening.” He nibbled her earlobe. “Time to start doing.”
She spun in his arms and pressed close. Her skin was like wet silk, her arms a slender vise as they wound around him. “Okay, so where do you want to start?” Her voice held a tone of humor.
“Right here.” He slipped down to his knees. His butt touched the cool, steamy wall and he was aware of Piper also pressing against the edge of the tiny cubicle. “Open up,” he said, his mouth against her belly as he pressed his palms to her inner thighs. “Let me in.”
She did as he’d asked, widening her stance.
He could see the delicate folds of her pussy, the crease of her lips and the trickle of the water over her mound. He adored tasting her, making her come on his tongue, and it was what he wanted to do right now.
“Flynn,” she gasped, threading her fingers into his hair. “Oh God, yes, please.”
“Are you begging for it?” he asked and glanced upward.
“If that’s what it takes.” She grinned sinfully and tilted her hips.
He’d have taken his tongue to her whether she’d begged or not, but it was nice to know she wanted it as much as he did. He cupped her ass and speared into the crack of her lips, arrowing through sweet skin and onto her clit.
“Oh yeah,” she said on a moan, her knees giving a little.
He flicked some more, using the flat of his tongue against her sensitive bud. He knew how to make her come in a minute or two like this but he hadn’t yet decided whether to or not. Maybe he’d just get her desperate for it with a fast oral session then toss her onto the bed and feel her come around his cock. God, he loved that, when she was hot and wet, gripping him, spasming around him.
He released her ass and sought her entrance, pushed two fingers in, rejoicing in the tight sweetness that hugged him.
“Flynn…oh, fuck…I’m going to…” She hooked one leg over his shoulder.
No, you’re not.
He continued to work her up but lightened the touch of his tongue. He wanted to keep her hovering.
She ground against him and tugged his hair. Her body was hot, writhing, frantic almost. On and on he teased and pleased. Her juices mixed with the water and the scent of soap swirled around them.
“Ah, fucking hell, Flynn, don’t tease…” She pressed her heel to his back and sank her buttocks onto his cupped hand. “Let me come. He would in a minute. But right now he was enjoying the fact that only this miniscule cubicle, the water and his tongue existed for her.