More chances to win a free copy plus read some guest posts if you’re so inclined:
Romance Reviews Today “A Few Easy Dieting Tips”
Delighted Reader “Mothers and Daughters”
The Good, The Bad, and the Unread “How Publishing is Like BDSM”
The Good, The Bad, and the Unread:
“I don’t know about all of you, but when it comes to erotic romance, I read a lot of so-so books before I find a few gems that are truly worth the reading time. Sort of like kissing a lot of frogs before you find that prince. What I’ve found is the majority of erotic reads aren’t balanced between the hot and steamy sex and an intriguing and emotional story. So when I come across that author who hits all of those – and more – elements out of the park, she’s going to be one I’m on the lookout for in the future. Joely Sue Burkhart is the first in quite a long time to be in that very sparsely populated category for me.”
There are several places you can win a free copy of Yours to Take. Don’t forget to enter the $100 gift certificate giveaway!
Cocktails and Books, 4 Cocktails
Pearl’s World of Romance, a perfect 10 out of 10!
“YOURS TO TAKE is the kind of book that took my heart, broke it and then put it back together, leaving it whole and satisfied. If you love erotic romance that’s both scorching and emotionally brilliant and you haven’t read Joely Sue Burkhart’s Connaghers series yet, you are seriously missing out!”
In honor of Vicki’s book, YOURS TO TAKE, I’m offering a $100 gift certificate to any online book retailer of the winner’s choice. You can tell me to split it up among stores too, so if you’d like $50 at Samhain and $50 at Amazon, or $100 at B&N — whatever you want!
To enter, comment on this post ONLY before midnight CST, May 21st. I’ll be using “Pick Giveaway Winner” to randomly select the winner from this post. Anyone on the planet can enter, even if you’ve won something from me before. Multiple comments are encouraged!
Ways to enter:
- Just throw your name in the hat with a generic comment.
- If you’ve read any of the Connagher books, I’m considering writing Mama Connagher and Ty’s book. How do you think they met? Anything outlandishly funny or crazy you think of about them? The wilder the better! Let’s have fun with this! If I use any of your ideas, I’ll include you in the dedication and acknowledgements.
- Rate or review any Connagher book anywhere online and post a comment containing the link to your review (one link per comment if you want to maximize your chances to win). Pre-existing reviews are fine – but you have to go get the link and comment here. Good or bad reviews, I don’t care.
If Hurt Me So Good breaks 20 Amazon reviews, I’ll also add another $50 gift certificate!
If Yours to Take breaks 20 Amazon reviews, I’ll add another $50 gift certificate as well!
Thank you for helping me celebrate Vicki’s release!
For a chance to win a free copy of Yours to Take, stop by:
- The Book Lover’s Inc where they interviewed me. Learn about one of my phobias!
- The Book Pushers for some “Writing BDSM” 101s.
The Book Pushers
“I don’t know that Burkhart has changed my mind about most FemDom books I’ve read, but by the end of the story, I enjoyed the dynamic between the three of them. One of the things I really like about Burkhart’s writing is that when it comes to the BDSM, she is very honest and realistic and true. I enjoyed watching Vicki struggle with wanting to be a Domme, but also knowing that Jesse had been hurt in the past and not wanting to hurt him again.”
The Book Lovers Inc:
“Yessss Elias!! Seriously the best part of the book. I loved him to pieces. Big Alpha guy who makes Vicki submit to him. I loved that he wanted her to fight him for dominance. The scenes between them were just the best. Best smex too! Oh my so hot!”
The Book Reading Gals
“Wow. Every review I read before reading Yours To Take myself was right! Joely Sue Burkhart skillfully weaves together the lives of these three very different individuals in a passionate, erotic, genuine way that has you rooting for Jesse, Vicki and Elias to find their own ‘fairytale together.’”
Leontine’s Book Realm:
“Yours To Take…is a story of enigmatic characters who make the love soar and their sexy moments go from sensual blooming to full-blown passion. The Connaghers are a family to enclose in your heart!”
Today, I’m at BlackRaven’s Reviews talking about what inspires me to write. Stop by for a chance to win a copy of Yours to Take before it releases tomorrow!
Also, BlackRaven gives Yours to Take 4.5 Ravens:
Yours To Take is a well-written, tantalizing story with engaging characters who have depth, explosive passion, raw emotions and desires, and scorching hot sex that will send shivers down your spine. The BDSM scenes are intense and sensual, while the love scenes are endearing and everlasting. There were times that I simply wanted to weep for these enigmatic characters who were struggling to find their Happily Ever After. Ms. Burkhart has penned an enticing story with sensual, explicit BDSM scenes and heartfelt love that you don’t want to miss.
A wonderful 5-star rating from Slick at Guilty Pleasures!
I have read hundreds of erotic romance books, of those a lot have been ménage stories, many more have had some elements of BDSM, but I have never read a book quite like this one. … Joely’s character development made these characters seem so real. The unusual nature of their relationship, the outside forces, the interesting supporting cast, and a truly unique storyline makes this a truly exceptional ménage story. I simply can’t recommend this book highly enough, it’s that good. In fact, I read it then I went and re-read the two previous books, and read this one again before I wrote the review. It was even better the second time around and I’ve very pleased to give Yours to Take a 5 star rating.
Thank you so much, Slick! Yours to Take can be preordered at Samhain, Amazon, or B&N.
Coming May 2012 from Samhain – Vicki’s book! The Connaghers #3
HURT ME SO GOOD is now available in print! To celebrate, I’m giving away a signed copy here on the blog. Anyone can enter, even if you’ve won something from me before, and I’ll ship anywhere in the world.
To enter: I’m preparing to work on the next Connagher book. Mal isn’t exactly a “Connagher” but she’s been friends with Victor for so long that he counts her as family. You’l meet her love interest briefly in Vicki’s book — YOURS TO TAKE, coming May 2012 — and he has a few tattoos that I need to learn more about.
What kind of tattoos do you find sexy? Comment on this post as many times as you want and I’ll draw one winner using the “Pick Giveaway Winner” plugin.
Woo-hoo! I just heard that Hurt Me So Good has been nominated for Best Erotic Romance (Non-Traditional Lifestyle) of 2010 at The Romance Reviews! Voting is open until March 31st. Click the image below to place your vote!
Armenia at Naughty in the Backseat gives HMSG 4.5 Whips (haha, perfect!):
I admit I don’t watch much reality television but with the first paragraph of Hurt Me So Good I was hooked. Joely Sue Burkhart grabbed me by the collar and lead me down a path I could not stray, and I gladly followed. To my fascination this super-length novella overflowed with sexual tension that seem to increase with each page. I found myself at the edge of my seat as I “watched” Victor and Shiloh’s story unfold before my eyes. As contestants on a television show called America’s Next Top Subthe chemistry between them sizzled “on” and “off” the stage. The sex is hot, the foreplay edgy, and lots of dominant/submissive action got my total attention.
Thank you so much, Armenia!