Saturday, 28 December 2013

Cold Nights, Hot Bodies by Lily Harlem

My Christmas novel, Cold Nights, Hot Bodies is sure to burn up the pages of your new ereader and wow, isn't Shane just divine! Sexy armpits make me all aquiver and my cover artist sure knows my weakness!

Not only is the cover attractive, so is the price, for a limited time only Cold Nights, Hot Bodies is just 99c at Ellora's Cave and All Romance eBooks, and 60c/37p on Amazon Amazon UK. Grab this if you like a little fantasy role play with your mulled wine and mince pies!


All my life I’ve been the quiet bookworm, the office mouse. It hasn’t bothered me. Immersing myself in erotic novels has kept me wriggling on the edge of my seat at work and firmly entrenched in my own fantasy world at night.

Though one thing is bothering me—my damn virginity. If only I could find a sexy bedroom expert to introduce me to the delights of having a lover. Someone handsome and charming, who can rival the hunky alpha males in my books. I have a very vivid, very well-fed imagination—he’ll have to keep up.

Then, one bitterly cold night, thanks to a devious, conniving, so-called friend, the perfect opportunity to rid myself of this pesky virginity problem comes along. Before I know it, the heroes in my novels have come alive in the person of Shane Galloway, who’s pleasuring me with every trick in the book and wheedling into my heart in the hottest ways possible.

In this excerpt Shane and Ashley have just made their way back from the pub to their hotel. Trudging through the snow hasn't chilled their desires or frozen their lust for each other, they're hotter than ever and even thrown a sprinkle of kink into the mix...

The trudge back was swifter than the journey to the pub. We were all conscious of getting caught in the dark, but fortunately it wasn’t long before we spotted the welcoming golden lights of The Fenchurch in the distance.
We bid Rachel and Jeremy goodbye in the lobby—they had plans to go and listen to a pianist in the Champagne Lounge—and took the elevator to our suite.
As soon as the large brass doors of the elevator slid shut, Shane dragged me up against his body. “I got harder with every step we took on the way back,” he whispered onto my lips. “The thought of another night with you is driving me insane. I can’t believe I got so lucky.”
Wrapping my arms around his waist, I pulled him closer. He was right, he was hard. Very hard.
“You want to play a game?” I asked. All the way back a thought had been nagging away at me. Shane’s enjoyment of Stolen and Seduced had my mind racing with possibilities. There was something I needed to ask him while I had the courage of wine and felt so sublimely close to him.
“Only if it involves playing with you,” he said, grinning. “It does.”
He cocked his head. “Go on.”
I glanced at the lift numbers and the small upward arrow flashing. Could I really suggest it?
“Honey, tell me.”
I swallowed and looked up into his face. “You’ve got me curious,” he said.
I dragged in a deep breath. I wasn’t sure how he would take my suggestion but I hoped with all my heart it would appeal to him. “You know that book you read last night on my laptop?”
“Well, it’s one of my favorites and I wondered...” I paused. Would he think I was weirdly kinky or worse, completely freaky?
His voice lowered and his eyelids dropped slightly. “And you wondered if I fancied a little role-play?” His tone held a note of disbelief but also interest, and he’d certainly hit the nail on the head as to what I was suggesting.
My gaze snapped to his. “Yes.”
“Oh, Ashley, I don’t know if I’m ever going to be the same again after meeting you.” He pulled me a little tighter. “You’re a dream come true.”
“Is that a yes?”
“Hell, yeah, the thought of you tied up like Eliza and your pleasure completely under my control is a massive turn-on. But are you sure? You only lost your virginity last night. I’d hate to scare you or do something you weren’t comfortable with.”
“Of course I’m sure or I wouldn’t have suggested it. And as for having just lost my virginity, hell, I’m twenty-three, I figure I have a few years of sex to make up for.”
The doors slid open and we stepped out into the fortunately deserted hallway. I would have died if anyone from Safe as Houses had heard that last sentence.
“Well, in that case, be prepared to be ‘stolen and seduced’, little lady,” he whispered hotly into my ear. “But anything you really don’t like, or if you want me to stop then just say,” he paused, “Paddington Bear.”
“Paddington Bear?”
“Yes, then I’ll know that you mean it and you’re not just getting into the role of Eliza and begging to be freed even when you don’t want to be.”
Paddington Bear. Okay.
I slid the keycard into our door and shoved it open. The room had been cleaned and smelled of polish. There was one dim lamp on in the living area.
“Go into the bathroom,” Shane said, slipping out of his coat and throwing it over the back of the sofa. “And when you come out Hest will be waiting.” He sat down and tugged off his wellington boots.
Heart fluttering, I quickly slipped out of my boots, nipped through the bedroom and into the en suite. With the door shut I leaned back against the wood. The bathrobes folded around my shoulders in a soft embrace. I felt giddy with anticipation, high with excitement. Oh my god! What had I asked for? And far from being shocked by my request, Shane had been up for it immediately. This was something I’d always dreamed of, being the heroine in one of my books—and now it was about to be realized.
Maybe I should have chosen a less dangerous scene. The one from The Millionaire’s Bride would have been less wild and not at all kinky. But Shane hadn’t read that one, he’d read, and enjoyed, Stolen and Seduced. Clearly fate had brought that scenario upon us and now there was nothing to do but enjoy.
Hastily, I brushed my teeth, staring all the time at my reflection. Once again there was something different about me, not just my rosy cheeks and windblown hair, but a hunger in my eyes, a longing, and a need that demanded to be satisfied buzzed between my legs and made my breasts heavy. Sex and getting naked with Shane was all I could think of.
I finished freshening up and slowly opened the door. The bedroom was in complete darkness. It was so black that when I clicked the bathroom light off I couldn’t even see my hand in front of my face.
Taking a tentative step onto the carpet, my heart thudded. I struggled to catch my breath. The thrill of handing over this fantasy to Shane was off-the-Richter-scale sexy.
When will he grab me?
Will he be gentle and sweet or will he launch into the rough-and-tough role of Hest?
Walking farther into the room, slowly and hesitantly, I waited either to be captured or to bump my shins into furniture. I reached for something to feel my way around and blinked in the velvety blackness.
Suddenly a big palm clamped over my mouth and my head was pulled back into the solid muscle of a shoulder.
I yelped in shock but the sound was muffled.
“Keep quiet, Miss Winters, if you value your life!”
Something with an unnervingly metallic coolness pressed against my jugular, it slipped downward then around my neck, leaving a sharp trail of sensation.
My whole body froze, except for my heart rate, which rocketed. Surely Shane wouldn’t use a knife for our game? It was what Hest had used but...
He must have sensed my real fear, for the sharpness lifted and I heard a double click. The “weapon” was a ball-point pen.
The pen was back at my neck and his hot mouth by my ear. When he spoke, his voice was low and dangerous. It was easy to imagine in the darkness that it was Hest with a razor-sharp knife holding me tight.
“You’ve teased me for too long, Eliza. Made me want you until I was crazy with it and then you tossed me away. Do you really think you can do that with a man like me? Do you? Really?”
He moved his hand from my mouth and I slipped happily into role. “Hest, get off me. What the hell do you think you’re doing?” I started to spin away but he clasped me to his body. His erection prodded at the small of my back and his arm became a tight band of granite around me. The pen flattened widthways over the lump in my throat.
“Oh, no, you don’t, I have plans for you. Plans to make you mine, forever.”
My excitement threatened to bubble over and my knees turned jelly-like. He even sounded like Hest and I swear his words were exactly the same as the book. Did he have a photographic memory or something?
“You can’t do this, my father will be out searching for me, no expense will be spared. Hotel security will see us.”
He laughed and lifted me as though I was no weight at all. As my feet left the floor, he began to stride forward, all the time speaking huskily into my ear. “No one will find you, Eliza, I’ve made sure we won’t be seen, and besides, who would expect you to be held in the very place you were taken from? What kind of gangster would stay at The Plaza?”
I wriggled within his grip the way Eliza did in the story. Writhing and flailing. Fighting to be free. But it was no good, his hold was strong and firm and the more I tried to escape the tighter he held me. The pleasure of him increasing his grip urged me on with my squirming.
Suddenly, unexpectedly, he dropped me backward, fast. Luckily, I landed on the bed. Air whooshed from my lungs and immediately I scrabbled to the opposite side, enjoying the chase but knowing I wouldn’t get away. And, of course, not wanting to get away .
“Oh, no, you don’t.” His full weight was over me, his hands roaming fast and wild, pulling and dragging at my clothes. “You can’t escape, and soon you won’t want to. Soon you’ll come to realize only I can give you what you need, Eliza, and you will admit it’s me that you love, only me, for all of time.”

Praise for Cold Nights, Hot Bodies

"This is a great, quick, easy, sexy, lovable book by Lily Harlem! I highly recommend this to anyone. Loved it!"

"If you are looking for a cute read with lots of great sex and a HEA than this is the book for you!"

"I love this author. Her characters are always so real. This was truly a great story. It was a story about Ashley's emerging sexuality and Individualism as well as Shane getting over the break up of his marriage. Both have what the other desperately needs. The exchange of sexual tension and trust is wonderfully written. Bravo again to Lily Harlem!"

"Hot, sweet, romantic, steamy are just a few of the words I would use to describe this story."

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Holiday Bargains!

Post by Lily Harlem

Yes, we all like a bargain  and if it's free then that's even better!

That's why I have a few special offers going on over the holidays... so if you've had your Kindle for years and completely love it, or you've just found one in your Christmas stocking, here are my gifts to you...

I write with Natalie Dae and publish under the name Harlem Dae - if three in a bed is your thing grab yourself a FREE copy of Good Cop, Bad Cop today! 

Fame and fortune is a blessing that, for me, has changed its taste from sumptuously sweet to murderously bitter. Leaving me no choice but to look over my shoulder at every turn and question the scruples of even my most faithful friends. 

I would give up all the glowing adoration from my fans in a heartbeat in exchange for not running for my life. But fate doesn’t deal cards that way, and instead I find myself far out at sea and being bounced between two hot cops—one so chilly just his glance gives me frostbite, and the other showing a kindness that barely covers his own demons. 

So with nowhere else to turn, quite literally, I have to trust two men I hardly know with my life and cope without the luxuries my status usually affords me. But it’s not long before I discover when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Turns out these cops are not only the wrong guys to mess with, they also have partnership skills above and beyond the requirements of their day job. And for once, while just being me without the frills, I get to discover that they are as sinfully bad as they are dreamily good in every department, and it seems, I am the one they want cuffed and controlled at the same time as they are protecting and serving. 

The Novice is the first novel in the Sexy as Hell Trilogy and is on a permanent low price of $1.24/77p to get you started on Victor and Zara's wild ride through the world of BDSM.

If you enjoy this seriously sexy, boundary-pushing story then check out the other books in the series, The Player and The Vixen. Or you could just treat yourself to the entire Sexy as Hell Box Set which comes with three bonus short stories about secondary characters and is much cheaper than buying all six stories individually!

And if you just want to try out my voice then I have an anthology with short stories ranging from sexy vanilla to spanking kink! Stories for When the Sun Goes Down is only $1.24/77p for Christmas week and with 10 tales of lust, romance and desire that's a real bargain!

Madam President 
The Champagne Whore 
Shy Bird 
The Actress 
Making Shapes 
I Promise to Please 
I Promise to Surrender 
I Promise to Perform 
A Classic Wedding Night 
Stable Manners 

Please note most stories have been previously published in a variety of US and UK anthologies. More details on my website.

Cold Nights, Hot Bodies is just 99c at Ellora's Cave and All Romance eBooks, and 60c/37p on Amazon Amazon UK. Grab this if you like a little fantasy role play with your mulled wine and mince pies!

Down from it's usual price of £3.50/$5.50, That Filthy Book is at a bargain price of £1.89/$3.08 on Amazon UK/Amazon.

With a pile of 5* reviews it's well worth grabbing yourself a copy of this wild and raunchy novel that follows a couple rediscovering what it once was that had sparks flying between them and end up creating fireworks!

If you want to find more FREE reads from myself and other authors then check out my Free Read page. To get notifications of when my books are newly released, free or on offer join my newsletter mailing list - I won't barge into your inbox more than four times a year!

I hope you have a truly wonderful festive season, make lots of memories and find some time to immerse yourself in stories.

Lily x

Monday, 23 December 2013

My Christmas Present to You Ladies

...course we'll have to share!


Excited to announce that Liquid Silver Books has offered me a contract for HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY! The short erotic romance will be out in March 2014. Warning...this story includes hot sex at fifty!

Friday, 20 December 2013

Early Download : The Best of Both Worlds

The Best of Both Worlds the sequel to  
Streetlight People is now available for early download at  Totally Bound
 (Contemporary, Ménage a trois, multiple partners m/f/f, m/f, with reference to f/f)

                       Single White Female seeks perfect couple...                            

This is Toni's story...

I sat watching my ex-boyfriend Street and his new girlfriend Andi, from across the cafeteria. I wasn’t really that upset about the break-up. Dean Overstreet’s usefulness had run its course. But the woman at his side had not only captivated Deanshe’d also touched me. Figuratively and literally.

What had started out as a birthday gift for Dean, fulfilling one of his fantasies, had ended in a night of passion for all three of us—one that I will never forget. But the morning after, Dean and I had amicably agreed to part ways. The problem was that we both wanted to actively pursue Andi.

When Dean had brought up the idea of a ménage à trois, my mind had immediately jumped to Andrea. And when Dean had explained the perfect woman he’d envisioned to complete our trifecta, I’d known that he’d had Andi in mind as well. It had been obvious that Andi preferred Dean that night and that it had been her first experience with multiple partners. But when Andi had touched and kissed me, there had been a spark between us. Perhaps she’d favoured Dean, but I was convinced that Andi could go both ways, she just needed a little convincing. Maybe someday, but not now. She and Street were still too hot and heavy with all that new relationship rapture for the moment—when everything a new partner does is still cute and endearing, unlike later when all the secrets are out in the open. But when things cooled between them, I could definitely help them put that excitement back. 

It had been more than a month since we’d been together, but I couldn’t get it out of my mind. Sighing, I shook my head, disappointed in myself. I’d never been one to dwell on things, so why the hell was this bothering me so much?

General release is January 17th so own yours today and take advantage of the early download feature at Totally Bound.

Take care,  until next time,

H K 


 Merry Christmas

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Surprising Headlines and Spanx Wars!

Hello everyone!
My name is Donna Gallagher and I’m thrilled to have been invited to join the Outrageous Girls Blog. I hail from Australia – the land downunder, where Christmas is hot and the surf lifesavers are even hotter.
I only started writing erotic romance a few years ago but have been reading romance forever. The tag on my twitter feed sums me up perfectly, Love my family, footy, PBR, baseball- actually, just about all sport! So it’s not really a surprise that I write sports romance books.

I thought for my inaugural post instead of just spruiking my League of Love series I would tell you all about something I stumbled across recently. Now, it’s not every day that you share a headline with Tom Hanks and Kim Kardashian but that’s exactly what happened to me.

“Tom Hanks’ awesome photo bomb, a Spanx war and rugby league romance novels.”

Unfortunately, I wasn’t aware of the post at the time and the whole article is a bit trashy – quite outrageous really. Still any publicity is good publicity or so they say. The ‘Fluff’ story was posted on an Aussie internet magazine site back in March 2013 and judging by some of the comments that have been made the journalist didn’t check her facts very well.

To give you a little background on Mamamia the editor/owner is what is known these days as a ‘social commentator’ but I’ve listened to her a few times on various morning television shows and she changes her opinion on subjects more often than my fifteen year old changes his mind on what he wants to be when he grows up. I only found the article by chance. I was doing a search, yes I ‘googled myself’, to check out how many pirate sites were giving away my books for free – bane of an author’s life. (That’s a rant for another day.) At first I wondered why this page was showing up. It took me a few minutes to see the rugby league romance bit.

It gave me a giggle though and as it linked to my website maybe I even sold a book or two because of it. I particularly like the comment from Anonymous “Rugby league erotica, ahem romance???? Is nothing sacred? It might be so bad i have to read to find out.....” I wonder if Anonymous ever did?

Here is the link to the page if you want to take a look.


Monday, 16 December 2013

What Are Your Christmas Traditions?

Everyone seems to be gearing up for the Christmas Season. Decorating, shopping and planning the dreaded logistics of fitting in several family gatherings. The hustle and bustle sometimes brings us down in the midst of what should be a joyous occasion.

This time of year always makes me sentimental and nostalgic. I think of traditions that have been carried on through generations and the one’s that we’ve adopted since.There are so many.

I know a lot of people give Christmas pajamas as gifts. When I was a child, they were the one present we were allowed to open Christmas Eve. My parents always attended late Christmas Eve services and my sister and I liked to stay up until they returned. It always seemed to snow and I can remember my dad coming in, his dark hair glistening with magical snowflakes. He was always so jubilant with Christmas spirit and love of the season. My mum made us hot chocolate and she and dad had a brandy and eggnog or two and we’d settle down to watch A Christmas Carol, the one with Alastair Sim and when it was finished we went up to bed and tried our best to sleep.

Now that I have a family of my own, we still do the Christmas pj’s and watch Scrooge, but now I enjoy a good strong eggnog, or three. But now that my children are getting older and that excitement that used to light their faces has dimmed, I miss the anticipation and the happiness that used to fuel the festive atmosphere. But in its place I have found a new kind of perspective as our children begin lives of their own, separate from us, and start families of their own. I wonder what traditions that my husband and I have carried on from our respective families or the one’s we began as our own little family unit, that the children will take and treasure into their own future families. And will they look back on our times together with the same love and sentiment that I still feel? I’d give just about anything to see my dad come through the door just once more with snowflakes clinging to his hair. But that will have to wait until we meet again. See, sentimental and nostalgic, that’s me. :)

So, don’t let the commotion and the Scrooge-like crowds get you down. Stop for just a minute and take out those sweet memories that make you smile or even shed a tear. Carry on those traditions, make some new ones and Hug the one’s you love a little tighter.  

I wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas.

Take care, until next time,


Feel free to share some of your traditions. We'd love to hear about them. 

Friday, 13 December 2013

New Release!

The Evans brothers are three Texas ranchers who also own and run Evans Security. They aren't looking for love, but their libidos take a direct hit from three feisty women who know what they want, and aren't afraid to go after it. 

The Evans Brothers Trilogy are three short stories previously published as stand alone, erotic romances. A Perfect Fit, Surrender to Desire and Burning Hunger.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Today is the Day!! Gratis: Midwinter Tales- an anthology of incredible erotica is OUT NOW!

Christmas has come early: Nine writers work together to create the must-read Free Holiday release of 2013. Every one of the twelve stories contained within Gratis: Midwinter Tales serves as a satisfying bite out of each author’s repertoire, to tempt and seduce and sweep you off your feet. Our stories comfortably straddle both erotica and romance genres and cover a variety of themes. Some are innocent, others seek to force you to your knees, but all have something in common: they’ll make you feel.

Gratis: Midwinter Tales comprises works by Chloe Thurlow, E.A. Chapterhouse, Elizabeth Woodham, Hedonist Six, Jason Jaxx, Kay Jaybee, KM Dylan, Livilla Sanders and M.J. Carey. We hope you’ll find a new favourite author, or nine, within these pages.

Snow Falls Softly by Chloe Thurlow, In the Mood by E.A. Chapterhouse, Wicked Games by Elizabeth Woodham, Virgin by Hedonist Six, White (Lights Out) by Jason Jaxx, A Pair Well Met, Blinked, and The New Year Dancers by Kay Jaybee, The Future First Lady of France by KM Dylan, Glove, and A Penheligon Christmas by M.J. Carey.

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Monday, 9 December 2013

The Novice Christmas Chapter Tour

Post by Lily Harlem

Welcome to the 12 days of The Novice Christmas Tour. The Novice is book #1 in the Sexy as Hell Trilogy written by myself and Natalie Dae (It was previously titled The Virgin but changed after a dispute with Amazon).

Sexy as Hell is dark, edgy and best read in order and as a whole, that is The NoviceThe Player and The Vixen to appreciate the twists and turns of the plot and the wild and sexy journey that Victor and Zara find themselves on. Click HERE for tours stops and to read the chapters in order.

To kick start the fun - here's Chapter One

Other books in the Sexy as Hell Trilogy...

There are also secondary, spin-off Sexy as Hell stories to compliment the trilogy and satisfy your curiosity about what the other characters get up to!