I'm excited to announce that Close Liaisons is now available in French! It's just gone live on Amazon.fr, Amazon.ca, Kobo, and Google Play, will soon be available on iTunes. Please visit the French portion of my website at www.annazaires.com/french.html to learn more. A huge thank you to our translation team — Julie Simonet and Emmanuelle Grelier – for their amazing effort and dedication on this project!

Liaisons Intimes (Les Krinar Chroniques: Volume 1)

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Un romance au charme sombre et audacieux qui séduira les amateurs de liaisons dangereusement érotiques…

Dans un futur proche, la Terre est désormais sous l’emprise des Krinars, une espèce sophistiquée venue d’une autre galaxie. Ils restent un mystère pour nous, et nous sommes totalement à leur merci.

Mia Stalis est une jeune étudiante New Yorkaise, plutôt  innocente et timide. Elle mène une vie parfaitement normale. Comme la plupart des êtres humains elle n’a jamais eu de contact avec les envahisseurs, jusqu’au jour où une simple promenade dans Central Park va changer sa vie à jamais. Mia a été remarquée par Korum et elle doit maintenant se confronter à un puissant Krinar, doté de dangereux moyens de séduction, qui veut la posséder corps et âme - et qui ne reculera devant rien pour devenir son maître.

Jusqu’où peut-on aller pour retrouver sa liberté ? Quels sacrifices peut-on consentir pour aider ses semblables ? Quels choix nous reste-t-il  quand on s’éprend de son ennemi ?    


 
 
Keep Me now has preorder links at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, and Google Play! No B&N preorder link, unfortunately, but I promise I'll upload it there in time for September 30th.

Here are the links:
Amazon
iTunes
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Google Play

To celebrate, I'm posting another excerpt below. This one is from Nora's POV, from the beginning of the book.

Excerpt from Nora's POV

Sitting there in Julian’s embrace, I feel the familiar hum of excitement mixed with trepidation. Our separation hasn’t changed him one bit. He’s still the same man who almost killed Jake, who didn’t hesitate to kidnap a girl he wanted.

He’s also the man who nearly died rescuing me.

Now that I know what happened to him, I can see the physical signs of his ordeal. He’s leaner than before, his tan skin stretched tightly over sharp cheekbones. There is a ragged pink scar on his left ear, and his dark hair is extra-short. On the left side of his skull, the growth pattern of that hair is a bit uneven, as though it’s concealing a scar there as well.

Despite those tiny imperfections, he’s still the most gorgeous man I’ve ever seen. I can’t tear my eyes away from him.

He’s alive. Julian is alive and I’m with him again.

It still seems so surreal. Up until this morning, I thought he was dead. I had been convinced that he had died in the explosion. For four long, excruciating months, I had been forcing myself to be strong, to get on with my life and try to forget the man sitting next to me right now.

The man who stole my freedom.

The man I love.

Raising my left hand, I gently trace the outline of his lips with my index finger. He’s got the most incredible mouth I have ever seen—a mouth made for sin. At my touch, his beautiful lips part and he catches the tip of my finger with his sharp white teeth, biting down on it lightly, then sucking my finger into his mouth.

A tremor of arousal runs through me as his warm, wet tongue laves that finger. My inner muscles clench, and I can feel my underwear getting damp. God, I’m so easy when it comes to him. One look, one touch, and I want him. My sex feels swollen and slightly sore after the way he fucked me earlier, but my body aches for him to take me again.

Julian is alive, and he’s taking me away again.

As that fact begins to sink in, I pull my finger away from his lips, a sudden chill feathering over my skin and cooling my desire. There’s no turning back now, no possibility of changing my mind. Julian is again in charge of my life, and this time I’d willingly flown into the spider’s web, placing myself at his mercy.

Of course, it wouldn’t have mattered if I had been unwilling, I remind myself. I remember the syringe in Julian’s pocket, and I know that the outcome would’ve been the same regardless. Conscious or sedated, I would’ve been accompanying him today. For some messed-up reason, that fact makes me feel better, and I place my head back on Julian’s shoulder, letting myself relax against him.

It’s futile to fight against one’s destiny, and I’m starting to accept that fact.
 
 
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I am very excited to announce that The Spell Realm (The Sorcery Code: Volume 2), my collaboration with Dima Zales, is now live on all platforms! 

It's the continuation of the story of Blaise and Gala with lots of action, adventure, romance, and intrigue. Grab your copy now, and please spread the word!

To celebrate the release of The Spell Realm, The Sorcery Code (The Sorcery Code: Volume 1) is available FREE for a limited time!


 The links for the FREE Sorcery Code are as follows:
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Smashwords
Barnes & Noble 

The links for The Spell Realm are as follows:
Amazon eBook
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iBookstore
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AllRomance
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Audible Audiobook
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Here's a little Keep Me teaser from Julian's perspective to get you guys through the wait :). More will be posted in upcoming weeks.
 
 
Hey guys – if you haven't read the series yet, here is your chance. Close Liaisons (book 1) is still FREE, and Close Obsession (book 2) is $0.99 until June 7th.

Here are the links:
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iBookstore
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Kobo
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AllRomance

 
 
Keep Me (Twist Me #2) will be released on September 30, 2014! Please sign up for my newsletter to be notified as soon as it becomes available! This beautiful cover is by Eden Crane Designs :).

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Abducted at eighteen. Held captive for 15 months.

It reads like one of those headlines. And yes, I did it. I stole her. Nora, with her long dark hair and silky skin. She’s my weakness, my obsession.

I’m not a good man. I never pretended to be one. She can love me, but she can’t change me.

I can, however, change her.

My name is Julian Esguerra, and Nora is mine to keep.

***Keep Me is the sequel to Twist Me, told from Nora & Julian’s POV.***

Excerpt from Julian's POV:

“Are you all right?” There is a concerned expression on Nora’s face as she reaches up to touch the area above my left ear. Her slender fingers are gentle on my scalp. “Does it still hurt?”

Her touch sends pleasure streaking down my spine. I want this from her. I want her to care about my well-being. I want her to love me even though I stole her freedom—even though, by all rights, she should hate me.

I have no illusions about myself. I’m one of those men they show on the news—the ones that everyone fears and despises. I took a young woman because I wanted her and for no other reason.

I took her and I made her mine.

I make no excuses for my actions. I feel no guilt either. I wanted Nora, and now she’s here with me, looking at me like I’m the most important person in her world.

And I am. I am exactly what she needs now . . . what she craves. I will give her everything, and I will take everything from her in return. Her body, her mind, her devotion—I want it all. I want her pain and her pleasure, her fear and her joy.

I want to be her entire life.

“No, it’s fine,” I say in response to her earlier question. “It’s almost healed.”

She pulls her fingers away, and I catch her hand, not ready to forego the pleasure of her touch. Her hand is slim and delicate in my grasp, her skin soft and warm. She tries to tug it away reflexively, but I don’t let her, my fingers tightening around her small palm. Her strength is insignificant compared to mine; she can’t make me release her unless I chose to let her go.

She doesn’t really want me to let her go, anyway. I can feel the excitement rising within her, and my body hardens, a dark hunger awakening within me again. Reaching across the table, I slowly and purposefully unbuckle her safety belt.

Then I stand up, still holding her hand, and lead her to the bedroom at the back of the airplane.
 
 
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The official release date is June 30, 2014, but you can now pre-order at the following retailers:

Amazon
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iTunes
Kobo

Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and others coming soon.

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The highly anticipated sequel to The Sorcery Code . . .

After the battle with the Sorcerer Guard, Gala and Blaise take shelter in the mountains, a place of unique beauty and danger. Augusta, however, is determined to exact revenge—even as Barson, her ambitious lover, implements his own plan. But amidst politics, battles, and intrigue, something far bigger is brewing . . . something that could disturb the balance of the Spell Realm itself.


 
 
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Today it's my pleasure to host a fellow erotic romance author, Cara Bristol, on my blog! She's out with a hot new release in her Breeder sci-fi romance series, and I couldn't be more excited. I loved Breeder, the first book, and I can't wait to dive into Terran. It's a capture romance, and you all know how much I love those :). Just take a look at that excerpt below!

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Terran: When aliens take control…

By Cara Bristol

Sometimes what I know about the books I write isn’t as significant as what my characters do on their own.

When I conceived the idea Terran, the second book in the Breeder sci-fi romance, I already had the heroine and hero picked out. I’d introduced them in the first book: Tara Diehl, a pink-haired vendor in the Terran Bazaar of the Parseon Market, and Marlix, a pseudo villain who hates the Earth people and wishes they’d all return to their planet.

But I knew that Marlix wasn’t the bad guy he’s believed him to be.

I knew that the alien Parseon society needed to progress toward the grand finale I have in mind in book three (Warrior).

I knew that Tara would be injured and would convalesce at Marlix’s underground bunker home. (This would be a major plot point that would allow the hero and heroine to draw closer together.)

What I didn’t know was how to get Tara to Marlix’s domicile. By what means would a lowly female Terran vendor end up at the home of one of five ruling Alphas?  This would be like grocery store checker being installed in the Lincoln bedroom of the White House.

In typical pantser-fashion, I decided to wing it and started writing the book without having this tiny detail settled. I set up the meeting between Marlix and Tara. She sells bullet-proof material. He wants it for uniforms to protect his personal guard force, but he loathes having to deal with a Terran—particularly a female one.

But when he meets Tara, to his surprise, he’s attracted to her. He finds her amusing.

And then stuff happens (you’ll have to read the book to find out what). Tara is injured.

And Marlix kidnaps her!

I had no idea he was going to do that. I should have. It makes perfect sense. He’s an Alpha Commander with a strong sense of entitlement. As he tells Tara, “I win. Always.” When he sees what he wants, he takes it.

And that’s how Terran become a capture romance.

Maybe I should have given Marlix co-author credit.

Terran Blurb

After fleeing heartache on Terra, Tara Diehl has adjusted to male-dominated Parseon better than most vendors until she is kidnapped by Alpha Marlix, a ruling commander. At first her tall, muscled abductor terrifies her, especially when he doesn’t hesitate to quell her struggle for freedom with some force. When her attempts to escape fail, she decides to seduce her way to freedom.

But out of seduction and subterfuge grow a true intimacy that cause Marlix and Tara to take action that drives Parseon to the brink of civil war, threatening not only their relationship, but also their lives.

Terran, the second book in the Breeder sci-fi series, is a “capture” romance involving a domineering but hunky alien, a female with a bad dye job and an even worse attitude, hot sex, and spanking.

Terran Excerpt

If people gawked, she did not notice. Panic blinded Tara to all but instinct as she tore through the Bazaar. Suck it up. Suck it up. Sobs of relief convulsed in her throat when her feet found their way to her shop. Perched on a counter stool eating lunch, Ramon leaped to his feet as she stumbled in.

“My God, Tara! What the hell happened?” He grabbed a bolt of flannel off its stand and threw it around her, then hugged her to his chest.

Unable to stop crying, she heaved and shuddered as Ramon rocked her and swore under his breath.

“I th-thought it w-would be o-o-okay. I only went out-outside to check.”

Ramon stiffened.

“They grabbed me,” she sobbed.

“They?”

“Th-three males.”

“Fuck,” he swore, his voice laden with concern. He did not need to say I-told-you-so to remind Tara how foolish she’d been. “We need to call Security. The Terran Embassy.”

She shook her head. “No.” The Terrans held little authority and couldn’t do anything. Parseon Security did have power but would do nothing. Nor could she endure an interrogation by males cut from the same cloth as her attackers. Parseon did not consider sexual assault a crime but rather a sport, which was why the treaty attempted to protect its female vendors by insisting they travel with an escort. By venturing into the Market alone, she had disobeyed the rules intended to protect her.

“Yes. My God, Tara, you were attacked.” He dropped his voice to a hoarse whisper. “Did they rape you?”

“No,” she lied. She squeezed her eyes shut against Ramon’s shoulder. She’d been pinned to the ground. They had sodomized her with their fingers—they just hadn’t gotten around to the rest of it, because the Commander had intervened. She recalled his growl, his shadow. The boot on her back had lifted, and her attacker had flown through the air. She’d heard a thud and a snap, and then the pounding of feet as the other two attackers had scrambled away.

Only Alpha remained. Though he’d saved her, the rage and intent to harm that enlarged his already huge body had terrified her, and she’d fled, as much from him as the attack.

“You’re bleeding,” Ramon said, and she became aware of searing pain in her legs, back, and chest. They’d cut her when they had sliced at her clothing and had pummeled her with their fists and feet. “You need medical attention. I’m calling Security.”

“No!” came a gravelly shout.

Ramon started, but Tara did not. Hadn’t she known all along he would follow her?

“I will handle this.” There was no mistaking the threat in the gaze the Alpha cast upon Ramon. “Leave us.”

A brave Ramon shook his head. “No, I’m staying.”

Aggression shimmered off the Commander in waves. Ramon was wiry but little match for most men on Terra, let alone an Alpha. She had little doubt how he would fare in a confrontation. Again, she pictured her attacker sailing through the air as if the Commander had thrown a stuffed toy and not a live adult male.

She opened her mouth to reassure her shop mate she would be okay, but before she could speak, the Commander yanked her out of Ramon’s protective embrace and slung her over his shoulder. The Alpha stalked out of her shop into the Bazaar.

She could hear Ramon yelling.

Shock and fear paralyzed her. Hard sinew and bone shifted beneath her abdomen as the Commander carried her as if her weight posed no burden. She stared at the moving ground. His arm across her thighs immobilized her legs. The flannel with which Ramon had covered her trussed her arms. Tara found her voice. “Let me go! Where are you taking me?” Had he saved her only to rape her himself? Along with amusement and derision, there’d been lust in his eyes during their fabric transaction.

The Commander ignored her.

Tara worked her arms free of the flannel and punched at his legs. “Put me down, now!”

He growled and struck her ass hard three times.

She hit him again.

He retaliated.

For every blow she landed against him, he tripled with his own.

“Help! Somebody, please help,” she screamed, knowing it was in vain. Not a single person had come to her rescue during the attack by the betas, and no one would oppose an Alpha. Parseons would not, and though shock registered on the faces of her fellow vendors, the Commander moved too swiftly for them to do anything—if they had dared. Her fear rising, Tara began to cry.

Before she knew it, they had exited the Bazaar, left the Market, and boarded the sky tram.

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The Spell Realm (The Sorcery Code: Volume 2) will be coming in just a few weeks! As many of you know, this is my fantasy novel collaboration with Dima Zales, so it's got magic, action, and romance – just no explicit sex scenes. If you haven't checked it out yet, I highly encourage you to do so! Here is a link:  The Sorcery Code on Amazon. If you'd like to know when The Spell Realm comes out, please sign up for Dima Zales' newsletter at www.dimazales.com.  

Cover design is by the very talented Eden Crane!