Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Raising Your Temperature (Comment and Win!)

Hello, readers! Today's the beginning of the super Hot Summer Nights blog hop. More than one hundred erotic authors are participating, each of us offering excerpts guaranteed to raise your temperature. We're giving away two grand prizes, a $100 gift certificate from Eden Fantasys adult emporium and a huge digital reading gift basket with over 40 sizzling ebooks for your summer reading pleasure. In addition, many of the participants (including me!) are offering prizes for comments on their individual posts.

In fact, I'm not a huge fan of really hot weather. This is unfortunate, since I live in a tropical climate where the mercury frequently climbs into the nineties and there are three basic seasons: hot, hotter, and unbearable. My idea of ideal weather is October in New England: cool, crisp, and bright.

Nevertheless, extreme heat can sometimes be erotic, adding to the intensity of an encounter. I recall a long ago summer, staying with my boyfriend and his family in their lake-side cottage upper Michigan. Although he and I were in our twenties, we couldn't really make love in the cabin, where we had almost no privacy. And it was blazingly, outrageously hot, day after day over a hundred degrees. Finally, we borrowed his dad's car one afternoon, drove off into the woods somewhere, and had urgent, sweaty sex in the back seat. The sun beating down on our naked skin through the open windows – the way we had to avoid the too-hot-to-touch metal door handles – the mingled smells of perspiration and musk – the sheer thrill of touching after having been deprived for days – that encounter remains one of my cherished memories, both literally and figuratively sizzling.

That's the sort of emotion that fuels my paranormal erotic novella Hot Spell. As the title suggests, the story takes place during a spring heat wave, which sends temperatures soaring. To escape the miserable weather, as well as her own loneliness, Sylvie takes advantage of a long weekend to go camping in the pine-shrouded mountains to the east. Far more at home in nature than in the city, she doesn't mind being on her own in the wilderness. However, she's not the only being haunting the glades and the trails. The sun-bronzed creature she encounters inspires her sympathy and desire, but Aidan is cursed with power he claims will destroy her if they give full rein to their passion. If Sylvie can't refrain from tempting him, she risks being being literally consumed by love.

And because Aidan, the hero, is literally a creature of fire, the flames of passion are more than a metaphor.

Here's an excerpt from the start of the story, to illustrate.

He came to her in dreams first, conjured by the sweltering night.

Naked, she tossed in her sweat-damp sheets, drifting in and out of uneasy slumber. The muggy air settled on her skin, a stifling blanket she couldn’t kick off. Like a physical weight, humidity pinned her to the mattress. The feeble breeze coming through the open window offered no relief. If anything, it was warmer than the air in her bedroom, carrying with it all the heat that had been trapped in the concrete and asphalt during the day.

Her limbs were leaden. A dull ache pounded behind her forehead. When sleep overtook her, she found herself wandering barefoot on empty, baking sidewalks. The sun’s relentless glare reflected down upon her from the glass-walled towers on either side. Rivulets of perspiration trickled down her spine but failed to cool her. Her skin felt scorched, ready to crack and peel.

Then the dream changed. The oppressive brightness faded to sultry shadow. Flesh, not air, weighed upon her. Smooth, hot skin, slick with sweat, slid against her own. Strong legs tangled with hers, easing her thighs apart. Fingers of fire skittered across her breasts and danced in her sex, kindling incendiary pleasure. A scalding tongue licked its way to the hollow of her throat, then returned to seal her mouth with a steamy kiss.

He tasted of mulled wine, melted chocolate, cinnamon and cayenne. A sharp tang of ozone hung around them―the smell of summer storms. Lightning crackled wherever he touched her. She ran her hands down his muscled back to his firm, full buttocks, marvelling at the power she sensed in him. Her palms tingled and stung at each contact, as though she’d been slicing chillies. The strange sensation added to the pleasure simmering in her pussy.

She pressed her fevered body against his, trapping his erect cock between them. Hard against her belly, his rigid organ felt like a bar of steel fresh from the furnace. Every searing instant made her want him more. They writhed together, sparks of scarlet and gold whirling around them. Her clit was a live ember. When he brushed his cock over the swollen nub, she burst into flames.

Climax raced through her, a conflagration of pleasure that burned but did not consume her. As she convulsed in his arms, he plunged into her depths, impaling her on a pillar of fire. Another orgasm flared―exquisite delight and unbearable heat. Then he was coming, too, in a blistering, fiery flood. She felt herself kindle, char, crumble to ash. She had no regrets.


Want more? Just leave a comment (please include your email address) and I'll enter you to win your very own copy of Hot Spell. Tell me about the most erotic “hot weather” experience you've ever had – or read! (You don't have to go into graphic detail – but you can if you'd like!) Make us sweat! (And if you don't want to wait - you can purchase your own copy of Hot Spell here...)

Of course, every comment you leave also qualifies as an entry for the grand prizes. The Hop runs until the 24th of June, so you have lots of time to visit and enter at each author's site. To visit the other participants, just click below.


krazymama_98 said...

Ever read Hush by Cherry Adair? Sex, in the jungle, while avoiding the cross hairs of the bad guys and woman? Oh my, yes. So yes, I hope Hot Spell will bring it too. :-)
lisakhutson at cox dot net

Candy said...

Your writing sounds really hot! I am looking forward to reading your books.

Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads said...

Hot weather hookups always need ice, lots of ice. Now that's what I am talking about.

Anonymous said...

Hot weather sex under a cascading waterfall with a sexy hunk! Yummy!

Purplepen2 at yahoo dot com

Anne said...

Hot weather is in no way sexy to me. I hate being hot....due to the weather. Tara Janzen's stories always seem to take plavce when/where it's hot, but while there's sex, I would call her books erotic.


Bellina said...

I have to agree with Anne. Hot weather sounds nice, but we crank up the air and turn on the fans before we indulge in sweaty fun! Thanks for the tasty excerpt and chance to win, Lisabet.
naomibellina AT live DOT com

Skye Warren said...

Such emotive writing in that excerpt - gorgeous! Not entering, just stopping by. Thanks, Lisabet.

Julianna said...

I love a story with nature as another character in the background. It just makes me feel complete as a being. Thanks!

tsukito34 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Tamsyn said...

I don't think I've ever had or read about a "hot weather" erotic experience. Sure would want to have one though! :o)

Unknown said...

I love the hot weather. Most erotic "hot weather" experience has probably been sex on the beach (on a blanket, of course) and then in the water.

jlhmass at yahoo dot com

Yvette said...

Camping in an open area with a blazing fire (add a little extra heat)

Emily said...

Camping....*daydreaming*...oh, sorry...I'm back. Thanks for sharing! I'd love to win! emily joy drake at gmail dot com

Jennifer Irving said...

Would love to win a copy!!

jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

Sue Sattler said...

Sex in the warm summer rain is so much fun and so many places you can do it!


felinewyvern said...

After that excerpt of course I want more - adding book to wishlist now :D

felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

Anonymous said...

great giveaway :)


StacieD said...

My stay at a beach cottage in Hawaii was pretty hot.

geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

Patricia Green said...

You sold me. Bet you intended to do that, too, you sneaky person. :)

Colleen C. said...

Oooh a nice dip in the pool late at night... ;)

greenshamrock AT cox DOT net

Natasha said...

I've never read or had a hot weather experience. Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

sounds good.


Kassandra said...

Love the excerpt!
My hubby and I like to skinny dip in our pool during the hot nights here in the midwest ;)


The Brunette Librarian said...

:) Nothing too hot yet but with a margarita I love knowing anything can happen ;)

Love a steamy romance!

brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
The Brunette Librarian Blog

La Crimson Femme said...

Skinny dipping in a cool pond would be on my list of Summer sexy fun. I too don't like the heat too much. I can't really get into the sexy mood when I'm overheated.

lacrimsonfemme at gmail fullstop com

tweetyscute said...

Carribean water and hot guy super hot night nuff said

ninajanke at gmaill dot com

Lisabet Sarai said...

Hello, everyone!

Thanks so much for your comments. Skinny dipping? Yeah... And camping? Always a good time, though I prefer to camp in cooler weather, when we can share a sleeping bag!

Tell your friends to come on by. The contest is open until the 24th of June!

Amanda said...

Hot Spell looks really hot! Thanks for doing the hop!

Lexi said...

Hmmm...after spending a long hot summer day at a family reunion. Hanging out, visiting, and drinking some yummy summer drinks it was time to head home. We were in the middle of nowhere, gravel roads all the way back to my parents home. So I got a little frisky with my man while he was driving, which made him have to park the car in the middle of the dirt road. We got out and went at it, good thing I was wearing a skirt ; )
Oh and the sky was so full of stars, beautiful. (I finally noticed it after we were done)

eyesofblueice (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

Going out to eat while wearing no underwear and then having sex with my partner in the car afterwards in a parking lot.


magic5905 said...

Just hopping through. Thanks.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Lisa said...

The Powertools series & The Men in Blue series (both by Jayne Rylon) have the hottest sex scenes I have ever read.


mrs z said...

the only hot weather scene is a cool shower which defeats the purpose right?
Thanks for participating in the blog hop and to Skye Warren for hosing it.

Pam C. said...

Hum my first time was on a hot summer night parked behind a church.
p.craig at mail dot com

Landry Breaux said...

The most erotic summer scene involved two very hot cowboy creating a lot of smoking sweat! landrybreaux@yahoo.com

Kim D said...

Thanks so much for the contest!!!
Love Men in Blue series by Jayne Rylon, first is my fav in the series

June M. said...

I guess one of the most memorable summer scenes that is coming to mind right now is the scene in MASTERS AT ARMS by Kallypso Masters with Damian and Savi on the beach. Very sexy :)
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Susan W. said...

We got married 29 years ago in June and spent a couple day's of our honeymoon at a lake. There was a bit of skinny dipping going on. Thank goodness we didn't get caught! LOL!

Eva's Flowers said...

There's somewhat of a beach scene towards the end of Cherise Sinclair's To Command and Conquer, not really on the beach, but the beach house...I just love that scene.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm...secret sex in the pool on hot day ;)


Carin said...

Loved the excerpt very hot! I love hammock sex in the rain :O) mawmom(@)gmail.com

Unknown said...

M/F/M in the ocean!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Rae M. said...

Me and hot weather have never gotten along! Even now it's 90 degrees and humid! Not a fan. But reading about it in a book is certainly a different story!

A definite hot weather read began on a beach, then the ocean and finally the bedrrom!


Sexy Sweepstakes said...

I am so boring because I am totally drawing a blank here. I don't know how you guys have the energy to do anything in the heat other than melt into a puddle! LOL!!! Thanks for the chance. :) Email: sexysweepstakes AT gmail DOT com

latishajean said...

Thank you very much for sharing sounds like a great book and great giveaway thank you!
Latisha D
tishajean@ charter.net

Christine said...

I also live in a tropical climate, but being naked in the pool can help you cool off. Plus, the water can be a lot of fun if you have a skinny dipping partner.

isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

Sherry said...

A good hot read is One Dark Night by Jaid Black. I love her writing.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Emily said...

A hot (or rather, wet) scene I read and enjoyed was Tara Lain's underwater sex scene in Beach Balls. That was a ton of fun.


books4me said...

Sounds like a lot sexual tension in this book...love it!

books4me67 at ymail dot com

wulf said...

I don't have any hot erotic event to tell you about, lol.


Nadine said...

sneaking onto my old high school campus with boyfriend and christening the baseball field. Very good memory :)


Tina B said...

Wonderful excerpt!! A "hot weather" experience that I love is skinny dipping and other things ;) in the pool!
Thank you for the great giveaway. I am adding this one to my TBR. :)
trb0917 at gmail.com

bn100 said...

Don't have any to share


Shadow said...

Your story sounds great! I read in a book (cant remember the title, sorry!) but the characters were having sex at night, in the rain during summer. It was hot! :) Thanks for sharing and for the fun hop! And thank you for the awesome giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Hmm.... Can't remember the title... But the characters were having make up sex during a summer storm - he'd followed her out into the rain when she stormed out...


Lisabet Sarai said...

Hi, everybody!

Well, the hop's over and I've drawn a winner: LEIGH SAVAGE. I'll be sending you your book shortly, Leigh.

A huge thank you to all of you for dropping by, and especially for sharing your own hot experiences - real or fictional. I had a fabulous time reading them all.

If you like giveaways - I'm doing a huge blog tour to promote my July M/M release Quarantine. I'll be giving away an ebook at every stop, plus a $50 gift certificate as the grand prize. Check back here at my blog around July 3rd or 4th for details. Or if you want to be the first to know, sign up for my Yahoo email list:


Thanks again!

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