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What the Heart Desires


Dictionary.com defines desire like this, based on the Random House Dictionary published in 2013:

“DESIRE, CRAVING, LONGING, YEARNING suggest feelings that impel one to the attainment or possession of something. DESIRE is a strong feeling, worthy or unworthy, that impels to the attainment or possession of something that is (in reality or imagination) within reach: a desire for success. CRAVING implies a deep and imperative wish for something, based on need or hunger…. A LONGING is an intense wish, generally repeated or enduring, for something that is at the moment beyond reach but may be attainable at some future time: a longing to visit Europe. YEARNING suggests persistent, uneasy, and sometimes wistful or tender longing.”

All these definitions sound like feelings an individual is unable to control, and such is the way of romance. Authors of erotic romance novels further explore and exploit the tender, sometimes all-consuming feelings a woman has for a man.
Long before Thomas Hardy penned Tess of the d’Urbervilles in 1891 innocent women were being tempted by men bent on their own pleasure.
Modern day erotic novels about heterosexual couples focus on the true, strong feelings a heroine develops for the hero. She craves sexual satisfaction and longs for her man to crave her presence with the same all-consuming intensity.
In And You, Virginia, Are No Lady, my latest erotic novel, Virginia Hampton is a respected lawyer forced to hide from the public her persistent desire for Gabe Count, the private eye she hires to help prove her client innocent. He’s like an itch she’s not allowed to scratch in public.
Virginia had a crush on Gabe, the school bad boy, but never gave in to her desire. Her father would not have approved of Gabe. Now, they are both adults, their social status still miles apart, but Virginia’s desire for Gabe impels her to be with him despite the possible consequences. Their stolen moments of togetherness are all that makes Virginia’s life endurable.
Gabe still brandishes his bad-boy image, but the years he spent on the Atlanta police force indicate he’s changed. The gun shot he suffered at the hands of a culprit who later walked out of jail, freed on a technicality while Gabe endured months of painful rehab, turned him against the legal system. He resigned from the force and became a well-respected private eye, and despite his mindset regarding lawyers, he wants Virginia in his bed with a craving he is unable to squelch unless she is in his arms.
You can download Virginia’s story here, to find out how she and Gabe resolve their problems:

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5 Star Review for Christmas Eve!

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Reviewer: Alberta
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Well, you shouldn’t be reading Christmas Eve alone on Christmas Eve, if you can help it, because it’s so hot, you’ll burn the house down! Flame is a new author to me, but I can’t help thinking I know the style, so maybe she writes under another name as well. It’s super nova hot, sexy, erotic, evocative, and sweet, all at the same time. You will love it, I promise.

Nick is holed up in his mountain hideaway near Las Vegas, waiting for his paid companion for Christmas Eve to show up. When a realtor listing the house next door runs her classic car off the road and shows up on Nick’s doorstep, can he be blamed for thinking she is his high priced call girl? However, the magnetism between the two causes Eve to fall into Nick’s bed as well as his heart.

Both of them labor under misconceptions about love and are reluctant to commit for some of the same reasons, but their lonely backgrounds also play a part. When Eve is forced to take Nick to the hospital, and she learns his misconception of her, she retreats to nurse her broken heart, but Nick has changed his mind about life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Can Eve do any different?

Welcome to the Evernight Holiday Blog Hop!

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We love the holidays, we love making our readers happy and we love giving away swag. What better way to do that than to hold a blog hop?


Here’s how it works… the more blogs you hop to (shown below) the more chance you have of winning prizes. Each site on the hop is offering a prize and Evernight is offering an iPad 2 as the grand prize! To be in with a chance of winning the site prize simply follow the blog you’re visiting and leave a comment which includes your email address. Each entry on each blog is then counted towards the grand prize draw. The more entries you have, the better your chance of winning that iPad 2! You also get extra points for liking the Evernight Facebook page 
http://www.facebook.com/#!/evernightpublishing. Just make sure you let us know in the comments that you’ve done so.Happy hopping!
Christmas Eve, an erotic romance set in Las Vegas will be released December 14th by Evernight Publishing. Here’s a blurb: 
In a blinding snowstorm on Christmas Eve, the jaded owner of a posh Las Vegas casino mistakes the stranded real estate agent at his door for the classy call girl he’s expecting to heat up his holiday.

Passions ignite. Eve has learned men believe bedding her the most direct route to her wealth. Nick’s female companions always want the keys to his Ferrari and to his safe deposit box, never to his heart, so he distrusts the entire lot and expects to simply walk away unscathed when his brief time with Eve ends.

Neither expects to give marriage a try, but hearts have a way of going where cautious souls refuse, and after screwing their heads off for six days and nights Nick and Eve discover without love their former lives were little more than empty shells.

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Christmas Eve - Available December 14th from Evernight Publishing

Christmas Eve Blurb: In a blinding snowstorm on Christmas Eve, the jaded owner of a posh Las Vegas casino mistakes the stranded real estate agent at his door for the classy call girl he’s expecting to heat up his holiday.
Passions ignite. Eve has learned men believe bedding her the most direct route to her wealth. Nick’s female companions always want the keys to his Ferrari and to his safe deposit box, never to his heart, so he distrusts the entire lot and expects to simply walk away unscathed when his brief time with Eve ends.
Neither expects to give marriage a try, but hearts have a way of going where cautious souls refuse, and after screwing their heads off for six days and nights Nick and Eve discover without love their former lives were little more than empty shells.