Tantalizing Thor’s Day with Rosanna Leo

Today’s Tantalizing Thor’s Day excerpt  is from my fellow, Love, Lust, and Laptop author, Rosanna Leo. I had the utter delight of meeting Rosanna, her hubby, and her fabulous two sons a couple of years ago. We had a blast at breakfast in the tiny town of Port Credit, Ontario in Canada. Welcome Rosanno and take it away!

Win a Free Copy of The Stand In

Rosanna is giving away a copy of The Stand in to the commenter with the worst bridesmaid dress line. Please leave your email address in the comment.


She’s the best bridesmaid money can buy.

Failed actress Winn Busby is at the end of her rope. With no money and no prospects, she accepts the one job she never thought she’d see on her résumé. Professional bridesmaid. It should be easy. If only the idea of weddings and vows didn’t give Winn a case of the hives. Her role becomes more challenging when she’s told a reporter will shadow her work for a men’s magazine article.
Working for Player Magazine is Patrick Lincoln’s worst nightmare. A former political journalist, he used to write thoughtful columns for one of Toronto’s most respected papers. That is, until he was blackballed for allegedly sleeping with the boss’s wife. Overnight, Patrick becomes the city’s most reviled bad boy. And now he’s forced to write a seedy expose on, of all things, a bridesmaid.
Patrick begrudgingly accompanies Winn to a series of strange weddings. As they are forced to work together, he learns there is more to the stand-in bridesmaid than puffy dresses and pretty speeches. She, in turn, begins to question whether or not Patrick actually deserves the derision of his peers. As much as they fight their attraction, it begins to threaten their work and their sanity.
For so long, Winn has felt second-best. A stand-in. She finally meets a man who believes in her value. But can she let go of the past and accept him?


She glanced at her computer screen again. “Let’s see. Ah, yes. We’ll have you meet with Winn. And by the way, she’s lovely. She has the perfect look for this job. Accessible and fresh, but not intimidating. You’re in luck. She’s in the building right now.” She texted a command into her phone. “I’ll have my assistant send her right in.”
In the time it took Margie Kent to flash her very pearly whites, a knock sounded on the door. These stand-ins were prompt. He supposed that was good in any business.
“Come in, please,” Margie called.
Patrick lifted his gaze toward the door and watched as a pear-shaped blonde entered. Christ. Margie had called this woman unintimidating. He knew a few dozen men who’d be intimidated into next year by her girl-next-door sex appeal. Chin-length golden hair framed her pleasantly round face. Amazing cheekbones. Bright blue eyes and a body that looked made for squeezing. Just the thought of pressing that luscious flesh made him hard. If she was a high-class call girl, and if he had to pay for love, he might be tempted to pull out his wallet. He cleared his throat and thought of the day Jason Dietrich fired him, just to make his boner disappear.
Margie did the introductions in her singsong voice. “Winn Busby, this is Patrick Lincoln.”
She stuck her hand out. “A pleasure to meet you.”
As he shook her soft hand, Patrick waited for the old “that Patrick Lincoln?” but it never came. Thank God. Someone who didn’t know of his ruin.


The Stand-In is available Feb. 9 at www.lsbooks.com and other ebook retailers. You may preorder now at http://www.lsbooks.com/pre-order-coming-soon-romance-books-c322.php and on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Stand-Rosanna-Leo-ebook/dp/B00S6U9IPY/ref=la_B007X5P4I8_1_14?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421265862&sr=1-14

RLeo pictureAuthor bio:
Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author with Liquid Silver Books. Several of her books about Greek gods, selkies and shape shifters have been named Night Owl Romance, Two Lips Recommended Reads and Top Picks at The Romance Reviews. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair. Her next contemporary romance, Vice, will be published this summer by Samhain Publishing.

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My thanks to Rosanna for that titillating teaser from The Stand In. Remember to tell us about your worst bridesmaid’s dress and leave your email address in the comment!



Guest Author Houston Havens & Sinful Surrender!

Houston HavensPlease join me in welcoming author Houston Havens to my blog today.

Erotic romance author Houston Havens, a former successful model enjoying an adventurous jet-set lifestyle, intrigues her readers with a mix of the past, present, and future, and sexy blends of futuristic science fiction, paranormal fantasy, and western romance, always with love everlasting. A tenacious Irish lass filled with passion and mystery hopes her sultry stories will entertain and fascinate those who dare to take the journey. She’s also a social media junkie with an award winning blog. http://houstonhavens.wordpress.com

Houston’s here to tease us with an excerpt from her latest release – Sinful Surrender. Isn’t the cover truly sinful?

Tag Line: Why be tempted by one man’s seduction when you can be loved by three?

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Top psychic spy Fay Avalon saw too much on her latest mind traveling mission and is now on the run from her post-catastrophic dystopian government, searching for the truth and proof. She escapes but is shot down, landing in the arms of the enemy.

In Drakker and Arlo’s world, women are so rare the men have accepted a polyandrous lifestyle. When the brothers stumble upon Fay unconscious in the wreckage of an aircraft, they are immediately attracted to her. Arlo wants to keep her, but Drakker knows they can’t. They must take her to their brother Logan Abán, leader of their people.

Logan struggles with trusting anyone, even himself. When a beautiful, intelligent, and intriguing woman falls into their laps, his denied desires for intimacy challenge his need to trust the spy. He’s frustrated by romantic Arlo’s claims of her innocence. Even when pragmatic and dominating Drakker defends her as well, Logan refuses to trust his gut.

Can one woman satisfy the diverse desires of three men? Will Logan’s fears be realized by betrayal? Is Fay to be sentenced to death as a spy, suffer a fate worse than death by being returned to her government as a traitor, or will she find a new life and love as the wife of three sexy brothers?


“Well, I’m not.” She could tell by their silence she’d surprised them. They obviously didn’t know a mind traveler could focus her attention in two places at once. “I’ve sent only my mind’s eye to see the target. My physical brain still works, and I’m very capable of hearing every snide remark you make.”

Drakker’s familiar snort of amusement made her smile.

“Good.” Logan’s tone was curt and without apology. “Then we don’t have to wait. Tell us what you’re seeing. Let’s get this over with.”

“I’ve taken cover behind a pillar in the government’s Combat Center. I didn’t expect to see active mind travelers here. I guess they figured I’d be by to see what they were doing. They think they’ve set a trap for me.”

“But you’re not there in the physical, so how can they trap you?” Logan asked.

“They’ve got three armed mind travelers active at this site. If they see me, they can hold my energy…trapping me there or—”


“Logan, energy is just as physical in this dimension as it is there.”

“Can they hurt you?” Logan’s concern kissed her heart and showed he did care. The thought brought warmth to her soul.

“If they discover me here, or shoot me with the weapons they’re armed with, yes.”

“How can we protect you?” Drakker’s deep tone made it evident he was concerned as well. Her heart swelled with conflicting emotions.

“You can’t.”

“Then get out of there.”

Was that stone-hearted Logan? Her heart fluttered knowing it was him. Perhaps she could find a common ground with him after all. “Repeat that…please.”

“I said…get out of there, and don’t lead them back here.”

“No, Logan, I won’t.” She checked the other mind travelers’ locations to be sure they hadn’t moved and couldn’t see her in her hidden position. “Hmm. I’ve never seen this before, but I’ve heard about them. Oh wow, it’s cool.”


“I’m seeing an NCR map for the first time.”

“What is it?”

She wasn’t sure who spoke. “It’s a raised three-dimensional holographic map. It shows real-life features of the land in colors and details. If you were blind, you could see it.”


“From what I’ve heard and am now seeing, the solidity of the hologram allows your hand to move up over mountains and down into valleys. Not only can you feel the different textures of the trees, but the NCR allows you to feel the temperatures of the rivers, lakes, and oceans. If the mountain is high enough, you can feel the snow atop it.” She drew a breath. “Hmm. It’s quite apparent…when activated, those near the NCR can feel active real-time weather conditions over different areas of the map. Oh!” She giggled. “The guy I’m watching just got his finger zapped by lightning. Idiot. He can see the thunderstorms over those mountains. He shouldn’t have stuck his hand in there. From what I can see in this dimension, a blind man can even see colors in his mind when looking at this map…it vibrates the color-wave frequencies right through you. Essentially, if you can’t see, you can still read this map.”

“Great. Don’t tell me they have our mountain range up.”

“I wish I could follow your orders, Logan, but—”

“They do?”

“Yes, but the good news is they’re not focused on that area right now. I think they’re talking about an area where they think my ship went down.”

“Crap!” Logan swore as the sound of someone pushing out of a chair reached her. “Why can’t you hear them so we know for sure?”

“I can’t get close enough to hear because I’ll be seen by the other mind travelers. They’re positioned there on purpose to keep me away. Wait a minute. I see a messenger coming in. He’s reporting the fighter’s interaction with Arlo and me when we were in the valley.” She grimaced before letting out a sharp breath. “And now, they’re focusing on the mountain range.”

“Shit! I need a brandy.”


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And here’s Sinful Surrender’s smokin’ hot trailer!

Hope you enjoyed!



Author Rosanna Leo’s Latest – Predator’s Claim!

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RLeo pic - 12957_(167x250)Today, I’m thrilled to have my fellow Love, Lust, and Laptops author and buddy, Rosanna Leo, as my guest.

Rosanna’s dishing one hot excerpt for her latest paranormal release Predator’s Claim.

Trust me, you won’t be able to put Predator’s Claim down (*fanning myself*)!

Over to you, Rosanna…

Thanks to the lovely Jianne for hosting me. I could not be happier to be here (*looks around, hoping to spot one of Jianne’s dishy Vikings*)

I’m here today as part of my blog tour for Predator’s Claim, Gemini Island Shifters 4. My paranormal shape shifter series has been such a fun one to write, and one of the reasons has been being able to pit gruff animalistic heroes with vulnerable, yet feisty, human heroines.

Book 4 is a little different. In this case, we also have a wonderful shifter hero, wolf shifter Bart Cairo, a security specialist at the Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort.  However, his heroine is also a wolf shifter, Charlotte Moffatt, someone Bart has secretly adored from afar. They are colleagues and friends, but Bart is dying to make their relationship a closer one.

The dynamic changes a little in these books when both the main characters are shifters. In cases where the heroine is human, and mortal, the heroes can get a little worried for their well-being…to say the least. Now, even though Charlotte is a tougher wolf woman, Bart still gets Alpha with her. However, for the author, it makes for a slightly different story.

Both characters come from similar backgrounds. They understand what it is to shift, so one loses some of the awe you find in a human heroine. So how do I bring the awe to my shifter heroine? Well, by showing how the hero affects her. She may not be surprised at his unique talents, but his character and presence still wow her.

And it’s so much fun getting wowed along with her! I hope you’ll check out Predator’s Claim.

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For years, wolf shifter Bart Cairo has harbored secret feelings for his co-worker, Charlotte Moffatt. Even though he thinks he’s been discreet with his affections, everyone at Gemini Island’s Ursa Fishing Lodge knows he and Charlotte, a fellow wolf shifter, are meant to be mates. Everyone but Charlotte.

Charlotte couldn’t be less interested in mating. A free spirit, she wants nothing more than to succeed at her new career in the big city and leave small-town Gemini Island behind. However, she can’t deny Bart stirs up unwanted emotions inside her. Emotions she swore she’d never feel again.

The occasion of Bart’s family reunion compels him to assume new responsibilities, and to consider a role he never envisioned for himself. Family tensions rise to the surface as a new Alpha is proclaimed in his pack. And when old grudges escalate, Bart must stake his claim.

Charlotte resists as he stakes a claim on her as well. But when he begins to employ sexual tactics of temptation, she wonders if the only solution is submission to the enticing wolf man. Can she trust her heart again? And can they find their happy ending before an enemy cuts their story short?


He pushed aside one of the suitcases in his way and backed her up against the sitting room wall. He put his hands on either side of her head, closing her in, and leaned toward her. Soaking up the scent of her talc-scented skin and her womanly heat, he inhaled deeply, knowing she was hot for him. “Did our kiss mean nothing to you?”

She blinked. As she stared at him, tears threatened, pooling at the corners of her eyes, but she banished them with another punishing series of blinks. “Nothing.”

Oh, she was good, but he was better. No kidding a kidder, after all. He wet his lips and pinned his gaze on hers, which were now trembling ever so slightly. “You’re fooling yourself.”

“I’m not,” she said on a gulp. “I’m not…”

“Oh yes, you are,” he warned, his voice low and deep. “But that’s gonna stop here and now, Charles.” He moved his face closer to hers, bent his head, and dragged his tongue up the length of her neck. When she gasped, he felt her hold her breath and moved his tongue as slowly as possible. He ground his hips against her, and his cock thumped violently against her belly.

She slammed her hands against the wall behind her, clearly trying to get purchase on anything but him. Even still, her hips rolled against his in obvious invitation. “I want you to stop,” she cried. Her chest jerked as the plaint escaped her, and her tears finally tumbled down her cheeks.

He moved away, just millimeters so she could breathe. Cupping her face, he stared her right in the eyes. “Say it again, and maybe I’ll believe you this time.”

“I want you to…” she squeaked.

“What was that? I can’t quite hear you, princess.”

Her lips wobbled and her eyes crinkled in what could only be agony of the worst kind. “I want…Oh God! I want you”

You can purchase Predator’s Claim here:




Here are the fabulous covers of the other books in Rosanna’s Predators series:

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Thanks for visiting my blog today, Rosanna.