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Happy September!

My publisher is sponsoring a Thunderclap for Shameless Surrender:shamelesssurrender_9781786862310_NYT_email.jpg

Thunderclap is something I’ve never done before, and it sounds like fun. Please venture to the Thunderclap site and be one of the 100 supporters we’re shooting for. Thanks so much!

Chey

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4 Succubus in Hell’s Version of the Witness Relocation Program – The Sisters of Darkness

SEDUCING THE SUCCUBUS

First in a sexy new series featuring four succubus sisters fighting demons and desires.

Jezebeth is living out the centuries as any succubus must-seducing men to survive and corrupting souls to make her quota with her queen, Lilith. But, when she’s attacked by a bounty hunter demon, it’s a handsome human who saves her.

Noah Halston is a horror writer who owes his life to Lilith. Now he must pay up by eluding the fearsome beasts of hell while escorting a very attractive and tempting succubus safely to Lilith’s lair-or else he will forfeit his soul to an eternity of torture.

Trouble is, if he spends too much time with the all too tempting Jezebeth, he may just lose his heart-or, even worse, his life.

If you enjoy a little walk on the sexy side in the fight between good and evil, then come and meet The Sisters of Darkness.  Along with Archangels, demons, Djinn and a host of other supernatural beasties!

Seducing the Succubus is book 1.  The Demon & The Succubus is Book 2!

Cassie Ryan aka Tina Gerow

Cassie Ryan aka Tina Gerow

Cassie Ryan aka Tina Gerow

 

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Erotic Romance vs Erotica (but Oh, God, don’t call it porn)

Erotic Romance vs Erotica

(but Oh, God, don’t call it porn)
FORBIDDEN, Cheyenne's first erotic romance was with Ellora's Cave and has been rereleased with this fabulous new cover

FORBIDDEN, Cheyenne’s first erotic romance was with Ellora’s Cave and has been rereleased with this fabulous new cover

When I first started writing erotic romance 13 years ago, this was a constant debate: are erotic romance and erotica the same thing?

Not really.

For authors and readers there is a big difference between erotic romance and erotica.

Erotic romance explores the romantic dynamics of the main characters’ relationship through their sexuality. As in traditional romance, the characters are engaged mind, body, heart, and soul. Erotic romance is intended to stimulate the reader emotionally as well as sexually. It feeds the heart and mind with satisfying characterization, plot, and a happily-ever-after ending.

To be considered erotic romance, once the main character and his/her/their love interests meet, their relationship must become and remain monogamous. If other characters are involved in the sexual relationship, a valid reason must exist that will ring true for the readers of the genre. It must be an accepted and perhaps expected part of the world in which the story takes place, or a part of their chosen lifestyle. Essentially, this genre follows most of the rules of traditional romance books, but with longer and more explicit sex scenes.

Cheyenne’s Wonderland series, also erotic romance, was originally published with Ellora’s Cave in eBook and then St. Martin’s Griffin in trade paperback. The series is now available in both ebook and print with incredible new covers by Scott Carpenter.

Erotica explores sexuality rather than relationship. Character development is not necessary in erotica, nor are emotional attachments. With erotica, romance and monogamous relationships are not expected, nor is a happy or happily-ever-after ending. Stories in this genre tend to use sensual, explicit sex to arouse the reader sexually, and to broaden the reader’s perspective of human sexuality.

To take this a step further, how is erotica different than pornography?

Porn is simply sex, strung together scene by scene with no plot, no relationships, no emotional involvement beyond the sexual act. It is designed only to stimulate the reader or watcher of the genre.

The distinctions between the genres are not always clear, but are often important to fans. Each genre has its following and its place in our society.

For authors and readers of erotic romance, it’s all about love, relationships, and happily-ever-afters…along with lots of great sex.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

~Cheyenne

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Cheyenne’s BMG logo

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Angels of Darkness: CHAINED January 12th, 2016

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Angels of Darkness: CHAINED
January 12, 2016

Tuesday #Teaser — “Wonderland Series” Taken by Passion: King of Hearts

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And here is your Tuesday Teaser!

This is one of my favorite novels, and one of my bestselling books. Taken by Passion: King of Hearts, it won the “RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Erotic Romance of the year.” Here’s a snippet:

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Taken by Passion: King of Hearts

Jarronn stroked Alice’s long blonde tresses from her eyes. “You are lovely beyond any woman I have ever known,” he whispered, and her smile dimmed. He cupped her chin and frowned. “Why do you not see your own beauty?” Her lower lip trembled and he witnessed a thousand heart-wounds in her eyes. Anger at those who had hurt his future queen roared through him and he bit back a snarl of rage. Who dared to make his precious Alice feel as though she were anything but the beautiful, sensual woman he clearly recognized her to be?

Alice must have seen the fierceness in his eyes and thought his rage was directed at her. She swallowed, then hurried to answer. “I’m fat. I’m not slender and gorgeous like Kalina, or even my sister, Alexi.”

Jarronn had to rein in his anger. He stroked his knuckles down her cheek and she shuddered with obvious desire from the contact. “I do not understand,” he murmured. “You are so enchanting, your body so lovely, that I fail to see why you do not recognize your gifts.”

Pink tinted Alice’s cheeks. “Where I come from, a woman is only considered beautiful if she’s thin and has a perfect figure.”

“It is clear your world is not deserving of you.” He scowled at the thought of anyone treating his future queen with anything but the utmost respect and awe. “You are perfect,” he murmured, and before she could argue he lowered his head.

Wonderland series

Wonderland series

Another teaser from Taken by Passion: King of Hearts

A gust of wind stirred Alice’s long hair about her shoulders while she walked barefoot through the grass to the tree. She braced one hand against its rough, tattered bark and peered around its trunk.

A snow white, lop-eared rabbit. The bunny had bright pink eyes and a cute little pink nose that twitched as it looked up at her.

Alice smiled. It had to be someone’s pet—it definitely wasn’t the wild variety. “I’ll bet you’re lost, aren’t you, sweetie?” she murmured as she took a step forward. She hesitated and squinted. A white tiger?

The bunny morphed before her eyes into one of those huge rare white tigers she’d seen at a magic show in Las Vegas. At the Mirage, she thought. This bunny/white tiger was simply a mirage.

Okay, Alice, you’re hallucinating. Time to go visit the doctor. Or better yet, a shrink.

She started to back away from the figment of her imagination just as the ground gave out beneath her bare feet.

Terror ripped through her as she pitched into nothingness.

Alice screamed as she tumbled through air so thick it felt like pudding. Faster and faster she dropped through the black void. She couldn’t stop screaming, couldn’t stop falling. Her heart beat like it was going to come out of her chest as she fell and fell.

Bright light stabbed at her eyes, and then she slammed onto her back, on an unforgiving surface. Air whooshed from her lungs and pain shot through her head.

For the briefest of moments she thought she saw a massive white tiger peering down at her, but then it was gone.

Cheyenne

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