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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope everyone enjoys the plans they were telling me about in the contest comments. As promised, one last contest option for Sweetest Seduction is happening now at the Smutketeers blog. These fantastic ladies have put together an amazing selection of authors for you to enjoy! Don’t forget to leaving a comment on my Valentine’s Day blog hop page for a chance to win there, as well as the Day Dreaming blog.

 

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Valentine’s Day Blog Hop

Valentine's Day blog hopI’m participating in the The Blog Hop Spot’s Valentine’s Day blog hop. Visit their page to see the huge list of sites participating. All of them will have a giveaway at the end of the contest. The Day Dreaming review blog is also participating, and they’ll be talking about Sweetest Seduction, as well as giving away a copy of the book.

Live Love Laugh necklaceIn addition to a copy of Sweetest Seduction, I will be giving away this necklace as a Valentine’s Day present. To enter the contest, post a comment here and tell me what you plan to do/are doing/did for Valentine’s Day, between now and midnight on the 14th. I’ll draw a random winner on the 15th.

There will be one more chance to win at the Smutketeer’s blog. Details on that in the next couple of days.

Let me know if you read and liked Sweetest Seduction! (And, ya know, if you want to let other people know that as well… 😀 )

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Sweetest Seduction Release Day

Sweetest Seduction Cover

I’m so excited to introduce this new book to you! Sweetest Seduction is a novella set around Valentine’s Day. I had a lot of fun writing this book, thinking about what kind of date Keith would have to plan to get through Val’s thick skull that they would be great together. In fact, it’s the first time I ever went on an activity specifically for research on a book, and deducted the cost from my taxes. I felt so official! Many, many years ago I went on a horseback ride over the Hollywood hills, and I decided that was the perfect end to the marathon date that Keith takes Valerie on for. But, of course, it had been a while, so I grabbed my friend and made the trip. I, er, didn’t discuss with her the plans that Keith had for Val during the ride, so she may be a bit surprised by that section when she reads the book (let’s just say it involves a battery operated toy).

It’s also the first time I tried writing something for a holiday. I definitely feel that this book has a sweeter vibe than my others, because apparently I just have a sweet spot for this holiday. Who knew?! It’s not like I’ve ever had any particularly phenomenal Valentine’s Day dates or experiences, but I still melt over the idea of the right guy handing over a single rose (or more, I’m not picky!!), and that’s how Sweetest Seduction came to be.
Valentine's Day blog hop
If you’re the contest type, there will be three ways to win Sweetest Seduction in the next few days, including one here. I’ve joined the Valentine’s Day Blog Hop, which runs the 11th through the 14th. I’ll be giving away an ebook copy of Sweetest Seduction, of course, as well as a necklace. So check back here tomorrow and I’ll give you the details for my contest, plus a couple of others.

Happy reading!!

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New Cover!

Sweetest Seduction has a cover! Blurb, excerpt and release date still to come.

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Sweetest Seduction – Coming Soon(ish)!

I’m excited to announce that my Valentine’s Day story, Sweetest Seduction, has been accepted by Ellora’s Cave. This is my first attempt to write a holiday specific story. It’s also shorter than my other books, with most of the book taking place in one day. One hella-fun filled day, of course! I don’t have any official blurbage yet, but here’s a general idea.

Val’s known Keith for a while. She’s his accountant. And if she dreams about his body pressed into hers instead of his finances, well, there’s no need to let him in on that fact. The hunky photographer spends his days with beautiful models, there’s absolutely no way she’s going to compete with that. Even if he has been throwing hints her way.

Keith is fed up with trying to sweet talk his accountant into going out with him. It’s Valentine’s Day, and knowing Val, she doesn’t have any plans beyond putting in a full day’s work. No more asking nicely, he’s just going to plan the date and pull her along until she gets with the program. He’s sure once she sees he can give her a proper date, she’ll see that he might just be the man for her.

I’ll be sure to keep you updated on what happens with Sweetest Seduction, as well as post an excerpt! Also, I know this isn’t the story I’ve mentioned working on (I’m such a pain in the ass, I know). But I hope to have news on the contemporary with menage, soon(ish). 😛

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Contest the First

My first contest!

A bunch of erotica authors and I just happened to be at the Hustler store in Hollywood, and I thought of you, my dear readers. I picked up a few items I thought you might enjoy, and then actually remembered that Valentine’s Day is coming up. So I thought, why not have a contest now, so that the winner can receive the prize in time for Valentine’s Day?

Here’s a pic of the prize. Valentine's Day GiftThere is the Sex & Chocolate book, Adult Mad Libs, Pocket Kama Sutra, Pocket Erotic – the Ecstatic Secrets of Sensual Massage, and 52 Orgasm Tips flashcards.

I’ll also give away a copy of either of my books, Perfect Formation or Alpha Turned, unless the winner already has them. In which case, they can choose any ebook I’ve pimped on my site (there are a bunch, just click on the pimpin’ tag at the bottom of this post to see them all).

So, the contest. Comment below and you’ll be entered once. Email the response to one or both of the following for additional entries, for a maximum of three per person, to kb at kbalan.com. DO NOT put the answers in the comments below, or you will get zero entries in the contest. Please add something like “Contest” in the subject line. You’re also welcome to use the contact form here.

1. Tell me the name of any character from any of my works in progress (in other words, not from my published books). These can be found fairly easily in my blog posts.

2. Tell me the name of one of the review sites that has reviewed either of my published books. These can be found on my website.

All comments/emails must be received by Friday February 5th. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday the 6th and as long as the winner gets me their address by Sunday, I’ll put the package in the mail on Monday to make sure you have it by Valentine’s Day, in case you want to make use of any of it. 😉

I don’t mind sending internationally, but don’t guarantee delivery by the 14th. Actually, I don’t guarantee that domestically either, just that I’ll get it in the mail by the 8th. I’ll email the selected ebook late on the 13th or early on the 14th.

You don’t have to say anything special in the comments, but if you want, you can tell me what you plan to do for Valentine’s Day. While life is subject to change, as of now my plans are to stay in my pajama’s all day, possibly do some writing, read an erotic romance (any suggestions?) and attend the CAPA awards at the Romance Studio (Did I mention I was nominated for best BDSM book of 2009?!?! I did, but I’ll mention it again, because it’s pretty freaking exciting).

How’s that for a first contest? Did I forget anything?

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Happy Valentine’s Day

I hope you have something special planned. I don’t, but that shouldn’t stop you :p

I plan on making up for my lack of actual romance with some Valentine’s Day reads. Romance Divas did an ebook challenge and their authors came up with these free reads for everyone to enjoy. You can go to the official page or use the list below.

Enjoy, I know I will!

The heat leves are Sweet (with no sexual cotent), Sensual, Steamy, and Caliente (anything goes).

Melissa Blue’s Talk Nerdy to Me is sensual (Women’s Fiction)
Jax Cassidy’s Hot Shots is steamy (Contemporary)
Eva Gale’s Hysteria is caliente (Historical)
Kathleen Gabriel’s The Kansas Connection is steamy (Romantic Comedy)
Lauren Johnson’s My Secret Valentine is sweet (Contemporary)
Kim Knox’s Xander is caliente (Fantasy Romance)
Adelle Lauden’s Save Your Smiles for Me is sweet (Contemporary)
Nara Malone’s Owned is caliente (BDSM Contemporary)
Jennifer McKenzie’s Puzzle of the Heart is sensual (Contemporary)
Dawn Montgomery’s Ocean Dancer is caliente (Fantasy Romance)
Debbie Mumford’s Something Unexpected is sweet (Contemporary)
Lauren Murphy’s Locked in Love is caliente (Contemporary)
Rylee Myst’s Accidental Date is steamy (Contemporary)
AJ O’Donovan’s None So Blind is sweet (Light Paranormal)
Emily Ryan-Davis’ Joe’s Change of Heart is sweet (Contemporary)
Bryl R. Tyne’s Wrong Trousers is caliente (m/m Romantic Comedy)

A nice mix of heat levels and genres, I can’t wait to read them.

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