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April Swag Giveaway Post

Hey everyone! It’s that time again at Literary Lagniappe. And first up, congrats are in order for our March winner – Laurel! And now onto the good stuff – if you’re not familiar, each month, we’ll be conducting a swag giveaway. All you have to do to enter, is to comment on each new guest post this month. Each time you comment, you’ll earn an entry. Want more ways to enter? Follow our Rafflecopter link and earn even more entries that way – you can earn 10 entries each day for Tweeting about the giveaway. Want to know some of the things you’ll be entering for the month of April? (Psstt…there will be some surprise extras thrown in that you don’t see pictured here. One of which will be a Panera gift certificate courtesy of Sara Brookes!)

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The Dream Cast for Sexy Suitors from Space by Paisley Brown

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While writing Sexy Suitors from Space, I always had Chris Hemsworth in mind as my inspiration for Erich, one of the sexy aliens from the story who lives up in Finland, beyond the Arctic Circle. Here’s the description of him from the story:

I stared into his crystal-blue eyes, surprised by the stranger yet again. He’d removed his scarf and hood, revealing Thor-like features. My clit pulsed, alive for the first time in months. The doppelganger of the only superhero who’d ever turned me on stood less than a foot away, holding my upper arms. I’d give anything to run my hands through his wavy blond hair, kiss along the firm jaw covered with golden stubble, nip at his full lips.

And when Heather (the MC) is trying to learn his name, she and Erich joke about Thor and Chris Hemsworth.

We trekked on without another word, but the silence drove me crazy I wanted to know more about the guy, what made him tick, and how to get him in my bed. First things first. “Hey, what’s your name? Thor, maybe?”

He paused and looked back at me, humor in his eyes. “Thor was the name of my father. Though many say I resemble the Thor you Americans watch in movies. But the man who plays him comes from Australia.” He spread his arms out. “He could never handle this much snow.”

I smiled at his deep chuckle. God, I want him. “So, what is your name?”

“Ay-rik.” He bowed, one hand out and the other holding his chest. “Spelled E-R-I-C-H.”

“Erich, I like it. Now I know what to call you in my fantasies.”

As for Erich’s brother Alek, he is literally a darker version of Chris Hemsworth. No, not like Liam or Luke. An exact replica of Chris, but with darker and shorter hair. I’m sure Chris could play two characters in a movie. He wouldn’t be the first actor to do it. Though that might be difficult during the scenes with intercourse. Meet Alek:

A throat cleared behind me.

Spinning around in my chair, I came face-to-groin with a bear, or rather, a large man dressed entirely in black. Curly, dark locks hung across his forehead and black stubble highlighted his hard jawline. But it was his blue eyes that drew my attention. He’s not Erich, but they sure grow them big and sexy around here.

“Ms. Chambers?”

All the women around me cackled as he said my name. “She’s Glenda’s granddaughter,” they whispered. As if that meant something.

I nodded at the man, curiosity shoving away all my dreariness.

“I’m Alek, Erich’s brother.” His voice was even deeper than his brother’s, with a heavier accent. “He asked me to escort you to the sauna when you are finished with your meal.”

As for the main character, Heather, I imagined myself in her position while writing the story. Why not? *wink* But, if I had to pick, I would choose Kate Beckinsale.

Book Blurb 


A vacation to the far North…

Heather is gifted a week away at a resort in the Arctic Circle by her grandmother, a chance to finally move on after finding her fiancé in bed with another woman.

With two Nordic hunks to keep her company…

The two sexy studs make is easy to get over her failed relationship. That is, until they tell her their secret.

Are the two men really extraterrestrials or just a fantasy created by her lonely soul?

Caution: Includes alien probing, anal sex, and a hot MFM ménage.


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Author Bio:

 I’m happily married with a naughty imagination. Sometimes all it takes is a whispered word or a sexy picture to inspire my next tale. My erotica stories may be contemporary, sci-fi, or paranormal, but all of them will leave you wet and panting for more. I also write science fiction romance as Jessica E. Subject.

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April Showers Bring May Flowers by Emily Cale

April is now more than halfway over, which is definitely a good thing. The first half of the month has been killer in terms of the amount of work I’ve been doing. I actually feel like I’m buried in paperwork. No one light a match in my day-job office, because I’m pretty sure even the walls are made out of the piles of paper that have been accumulating. Fortunately, wer’re on the downside of the month now, which means I can start looking forward to May. Why is this important? Because there are a lot of things that are going to make May so much better than April.

  • My birthday. I’m old enough to do whatever I want, but not old enough that it depressed me (yet). Ask me again next year and you might get a different answer.
  • Romantic Times Convention. I get to see all my writing friends in person, making my first trip to New Orleans, and take a whole week off from the day job. It’ll be the first actual vacation I’ve taken in the last year.
  • Moving. I’ll be packing up my apartment and moving to a better one with a view. It’s a little bittersweet, but once all the boxes are taken care of, I’m sure it will be perfect.
  • Extra day off. Memorial Day means that I get an extra day of freedom to do whatever it is that I want to do. Not sure what that is yet, but it might involve a trip out to the coast. Or somewhere more exotic. I haven’t decided yet.

What are you looking forward to?



Behind the Scenes – Unexpected Odessey by Sanya Dane

Thank you to the ladies of Lagniappe for having me over.

Unexpected Odessey is a combination of science fiction, adventure, romance and erotica.  My mind is like an amusement park of ideas and sometimes it’s hard for me to focus on one aspect.

In this book I chose to write a science fiction romance for a couple of reasons.  I wanted to write a book that had a different feel then the serious aspect of my first book, something with action.  I also wanted to tell a story that was out of this world, literally.

It started with a simple scenario.  What do you do if your boyfriend cheats on you?  That idea evolved to include the reaction of a genius introvert who lives to work.  What kind of guy would catch her attention?  What kind of guy would see more than a genius?  All of these questions played in my head but in order to write it I needed the perfect heroine.

There was a book cover I saw and really liked of a girl in a sexy combat suit, in space.  I kept going back to the artist’s site to see if it was there.  I started writing the story and a few chapters in I realized my heroine was the girl on the book cover, so I bought it.

Now that I had my heroine, I needed a hero.  But, I was unsure whether I wanted to put him on the cover.  I knew his physical attributes would be challenging, he had to be blue.  I talked to the cover designer and told her what I was looking for and she gave me some photos.  When she finished with the one I chose, he was just what I was looking for.  I had my hero!

From there the book really wrote itself.  The characters crafted themselves and the story by falling for each other and inspiring adventure.  I may have set the stage but the way it developed was like a flowering vine weaving it way up a trellis.  The interaction between the characters excited me to keep writing, my desire to see the story would go was thrilling.  I had so much fun writing this one that I already know what’s going to happen in the next two books.

I enjoyed writing this book because it also crafted me by helping me grow as an author.  I love when people can read my books and imagine they are in it.


“Unexpected Odessey” by Sanya Dane 

SD-UOdessy-200x300Adalia is a genius who has created the most technologically savvy way to travel on Terra Prime. Now she’s trying to perfect a device that will allow travel to other universes, the Odessey. After turning down her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, Adalia catches him having sex with her lab assistant, which does nothing to help her anger management issues. Then a drunken night to recover from the betrayal gets her kidnapped by an alien. Could this get any worse?

Jace has traveled light years to find the source of the phenomenon killing his planet and his people.  He’d already made the decision to get Adalia’s help to reverse the affects her experiment had on his planet, no matter what.  However, he didn’t expect to fall for her in the process. She’s timid one moment, fierce the next, and has a body that causes his imagination to run wild.

Can Jace keep his people from finding out she’s responsible for their planet’s deterioration or will hidden enemies and insecurity cause them to fail?

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Author Bio:

Sanya Dane is a native New Yorker who lives with her precocious son, mischievous cat and laid-back dog. Sanya developed a love of reading and writing as a child who absorbed Dr. Seuss and Disney books like a sponge. She wrote her first creative story in fifth grade about a girl and her unicorn. In her spare time, Sanya enjoys listening to musical muses, singing and laughing out loud.

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Catching Blunders in Erotic Plunders by Normandie Alleman

A significant amount of research goes into writing historical romance, and my foray into the world of pirates to create the Pirates of the Jolie Rouge Trilogy was no exception. As I learned more about the lusty, adventure-filled world of pirates in the late 1600’s, I came across a big blunder I had made after my book had already been sent to the publisher. An email about an upcoming episode of Black Sails, the recent Showtime pirate television series, explained that in the next episode the crew would run the ship aground to work on it.

My radar started pinging all over the place. Why couldn’t they tie the ship up to the dock and work on it that way? (Like the pirate crew in my book did…) Well, more research told me that my pirates did not have a dry dock to tie their vessel to the way we would today. This created a problem because not only did I have the crew working on the ship at a dock, but in addition my hero bendt the heroine over the side of the ship and gave her a swat on the rear end! Not possible if the ship was run aground on a beach…


Since I want to be as historically accurate as possible, I re-wrote the whole chapter so that they beached the ship to repair it. But I’ll share with you the bottom smack you won’t see in the published version:


            She heard the familiar voice. “Frederica!”

She whirled around to find Gaston striding down the pier towards her.

“What in the devil are you doing here?” he asked.

She offered him her most winning smile. “Looking for you.”

He took her by the arm and guided her several feet from the ship, out of earshot of his crew. “Yes, but why?” he asked through gritted teeth.

“I wasn’t finished with our conversation last night.” She lifted her chin defiantly.

“Oh you weren’t?” Then he hissed into her ear. “I should turn you over my knee right now for this naughty behavior.”

She crossed her arms over her chest. “Promises, promises,” she said rolling her eyes.

He snatched her up by the arm and hauled her over to the ship’s railing. “Bend over.”

“You must be joking.”

“Not in the slightest.”

“Fine,” she said bravely, desperate to show him she wanted to please him above all else. She draped herself over the side of the Ocean’s Knave, giving him access to her bottom.

He paused. If he pulled up her skirts and gave her a spanking right here it would distract the men from their work. Irritated, he pulled her back to face him. He gave her a hard thwack over her clothes and stood her back up.

So many layers of clothing cushioned the blow that it didn’t really hurt, but it got her attention.

“What is it you want?” The brow above his good eye twitched, and she was secretly pleased to be the cause of such consternation to him.



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When Frederica Beauchamp boards a ship for the Americas, she dreams of a life filled with adventure, but she gets more than she bargained for when her passenger ship is attacked by pirates.  The heartless men kidnap her and force her to serve their captain—a fate that might be worse than death, since though he does not have his way with her, the captain delights in baring her, shaming her, and thrashing her bare bottom as punishment for every imagined disobedience.


It will take a dashing French pirate to save her, but once Frederica gains her freedom will she surrender to her liberator in the hopes of capturing his heart?

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Author Bio:

A former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She loves writing quirky characters that are all too human. Fiber arts, baking, and Pinterest are a few of her favorite pastimes. She lives on a farm with a passel of kids, an adorable husband, and a pet pig who’s crazy for Red Bull.

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