THE JEWELS OF EROTIC ROMANCE

Welcome lovelies to my Valentine’s Day promo. I’m in the mood for romance. Wicked romance in particular. So I thought I’d drag out the virtual jewelry box of erotic romance. Below I’ve featured pictures of jewelry sent to me by wonderful authors in this genre. Some images are pieces from the authors’ personal favorites. Others are photos of the jewelry featured in their books and worn by their wonderful characters. Take a moment to read what they have to say about their pictures and stories. Follow the links and find out more about the erotic possibilities in their books. Read through to the end of the blog for contest details and the opportunity to win a gift card from Good Vibrations. That way you can do a little shopping to make every day a sexy celebration.

From erotic romance author Cris Anson:

This exquisite cameo was given to me by my husband at a time when he was working long hours (in other words, having little time for me) trying to get his business established. Thus I was floored that he’d been able, not only to buy me something personal, but to find a piece that made me feel he’d chosen it because it was the way he envisioned me.

Likewise, I feel that Rolf Thorvald, the hero of DANCE OF THE ROGUE, had a similar notion. Even though he’s been tagged a “bad boy”, he’s really a romantic at heart. So when he sees this cameo profile of a beautiful woman with long, flowing hair, so unlike the usual Grecian or Victorian carvings with prim upswept hairdo, he knows it’s just right for Fantine. Valentine’s Day is coming, and he’d love to see her wearing it on a black velvet ribbon around her throat…and nothing else.

See all Cris Anson’s books at the Ellora’s Cave Web site:   http://www.jasminejade.com/m-14-cris-anson.aspx or her own site, www.crisanson.com and www.Myspace.com/crisanson

From erotic romance author Jina Bacarr

Lady Carlton nee Katie O’Roarke, the heroine of my new Spice novel, The BLONDE SAMURAI, receives jewelry from her rather abusive husband on her wedding day (“Family heirlooms including a garnet necklace surrounded by stars, a diamond brooch with a large ruby in the center and a turquoise bracelet set off with diamonds. Cold stones given with a cold heart).

However, being an Irish-American lass from a working class family before her father made his fortune in railroads, she treasures her first set of pearls, jewelry that she purchases with royalties from writing her memoir.

Included in the photo above is her favorite black lace corset and her string of pink pearls.

My website: www.JinaBacarr.com

A Naughty Victorian Lady tells all Blog: http://community.eharlequin.com/content/naughty-victorian-lady-tells-all/

From erotic romance author Cerise DeLand

In LAID HOT, my soon-to-be-released sequel to LAID BARE at Ellora’s Cave, I gave Grant Warwick the opportunity to show how he cares for Coco Dalton with a solid gold belly ring with 5 tiny diamonds. He also has another idea in mind for that ring, so you must read it to learn, eh, bella? (LAID BARE www.jasminejade.com/ps-8088-50-laid-bare.aspx)

But pearls and emeralds work for me, too! In my medieval romantica, AT HER SERVICE (at www.Total-e-bound.com), Lord Sebastian de la Poer offers a long strand of pearls to his lady-love. Do read to see how he uses the emeralds, too! 

Bite into all my cherries at:  http://cerisedeland.blogspot.com   LAID BARE at Ellora’s Cave at  www.jasminejade.com/ps-8088-50-laid-bare.aspx

HER THREE-WAY MERGER ménage at Ellora’s Cave at www.jasminejade.com/ps-7578-50-her-three-way-merger.aspx and AT HER SERVICE at www.Total-e-bound.com

From erotic romance author Adele Dubois:

For Valentine’s Day sexy REV ME UP hero Antonio buys Lisa a crystal-studded bellybutton ring, and a bottle of Dom Perignon to share, after he sips from her lovely navel.

REV ME UP summary:  Lisa has always been a Good Girl. When she flashes her breasts at the hunk riding by on his Harley, her wild impulse seems like harmless fun. How could she know he’d hit the curb and land at her feet? To make amends with the cop from Santa Fe, Lisa agrees to have a cocktail with him. When she slides on the bike’s rear leather seat and wraps her arms around Antonio’s buff body, they take off on the ultimate ride.

Antonio’s in town for his brother’s graduation before heading to FBI training. Lisa is there to break up with her cheating midshipman boyfriend. Revenge sex with a hot cop may be the perfect way to unleash her inner Bad Girl. But can she keep her feelings casual?

With sexy Antonio by her side and the lust blazing between them, this Bad Girl may have a chance to have it all. As long as an ex-boyfriend out for revenge doesn’t destroy her new happiness.

Visit me at: www.adeledubois.com and www.adeledubois.com/blog

REV ME UP is a Reviewer TOP PICK! Five Hearts! http://www.jasminejade.com/ps-7639-50-rev-me-up.aspx,  DESERT FEVER, EPIC Award Finalist!

From erotic romance author Cara McKenna:

The so-called heroine Caroline from my upcoming novella, BRAZEN, doesn’t wear any jewelry of note in the story, but I got to thinking what sort of pieces she’d favor if asked. She’s nearing forty and a self-proclaimed conservative, or as conservative as you can get while maintaining a secret stable of eager young men in your tasteful Boston brownstone. On the outside she’s a cultured divorcee, a lover of old movies and good wine and rainy evenings spent by the fireplace. Behind closed doors her tastes run a bit darker, to the tune of a half-dozen good-looking, obedient young men. And so the perfect type of jewelry came to me: black pearls. Sophisticated, but ever-so-slightly sinister. Caroline to a tee.

Visit me at http://caramckenna.com and preview BRAZEN at http://www.jasminejade.com/ps-8118-50-brazen.aspx and my upcoming SHIVAREE at http://www.jasminejade.com/ps-8200-50-shivaree.aspx

From erotic romance author Shelley Munro:

My favorite piece of jewelry is a Pandora bracelet that my  husband purchased for me. He arrived home from work early last year and presented it to me – a total surprise out of the blue. I really like it because each charm on the bracelet has personal meaning and brings back good memories. Plus I like the jingling sound it makes, but it’s difficult to sneak anywhere!

In HOUSE OF THE CAT the hero Ry Coppersmith gives Camryn and the other two female crew members a ball dress each so they can attend a dance. They’re Regency style dresses and require a base garment beneath to yank in their waists and force their breasts upward. Not one of the women appreciates this kind gift. This short excerpt explains their reasons:

“What was Ry thinking?” Jannike wheezed. “I can barely breathe. How the devil do I fight in this?”

“I don’t believe you’re meant to fight,” Mogens said in his dry way. “It’s a ball. You’re meant to dance.”

“We can always poke out eyes with our fingernails,” Kaya said cheerfully.

“Or stomp on people’s feet,” Camryn added. “Although maybe one look at our hands will do the trick.” She held them up for inspection. “I scrubbed for half an hour and couldn’t remove the dirt.”

“True. My fingernails might work.” Jannike lifted the skirts of her long hunter green gown to inspect one shoe. “The shoes don’t look robust enough for kicking. I’ll need to stick to stomping.” She scratched irritably at the back of her neck, unused to the ornate hairstyle as much as the unaccustomed finery.

“This is a dance,” Ry said sternly from the doorway of the hotel room they’d rented. “There won’t be any need to fight.”

Here’s a few of my links: HOUSE OF THE CAT  http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-7585-127-house-of-the-cat.aspx  

Shelley Munro Website http://www.shelleymunro.com  

Shelley Munro Blog http://www.shelleymunro.com/blog  Twitter  http://www.twitter.com/ShelleyMunro

From erotic romance author Dalton Diaz:

One piece of jewelry does stand out above all others in my stories. It is owned by Caroline Ellis, the heroine of ILLEGAL MOVES. She and her hero, Jordan Fox, find some interesting uses for a pearl necklace just like the one pictured here. Do I own one of these? Sorry, not telling!

Excerpt from Illegal Moves (http://www.jasminejade.com/p-7301-illegal-moves.aspx) by Dalton Diaz and Samantha Cayto:

Aarrgh! How many obnoxiously beeping feet did the damn trash truck need to back up?

And when had it run her over?

Caroline opened her eyes to the sight of her own bedroom ceiling. There was no trash truck, just the irritating sound of her alarm clock set to beep instead of the usual screaming rock station. Her muscles hurt because long dormant ones had been brought to life last night. Repeatedly.

Groaning, she rolled over and shut off the offending noise, only to sit up in confusion when her hand hit more than the smooth button.

There, lying across the top off her alarm clock, was her pearl necklace. Caroline wanted to be annoyed but she had to give the man credit. Like Pavlov’s dog, Jordan had found the perfect way to make her wet and craving him in an instant.

Yet she was alone in the bed and, judging by the stillness and blessed lack of sound, alone in her apartment.

  Please also visit me at my website: http://daltondiaz.com

From erotic romance author Marilu Mann:

A man’s braided silver chain bracelet…an innocent gift one might give to a lover, right? Well, in SEX AND TROUBLE, Marilu Mann’s next release, a silver chain bracelet means much more than just a nice piece of jewelry. It’s actually a symbol of captivity, and we’re not talking a D/s relationship here, people, we’re talking binding a demon!

Rosier is a Hedonae, a sex demon. He’s been bound to a house and to the earthly plane by a powerful witch, and only another powerful witch can release him. Marielle Greenlea learns, to her dismay, that she’s that witch! Why is she unhappy with having a sex demon at her beck and call? Well, wouldn’t you be if your last lover said having sex with you was like having sex with a Popsicle?

Mari must come into her power, accept who she is, and fight to give Ros what he seeks…release- sexual release – and his freedom. Her fight is on more than one level because she has to fight her attraction to Ros and deal with her father’s former student-turned-enemy.

Visit my blog to see the fabulous cover – designed by Syneca – and stay tuned for the release date!

http://marilumann.blogspot.com or visit my website at: http://www.greatmta.com/

And finally, from erotic romance author Michelle Polaris (that’s me!):

Although Mira Duncan turns out to be the Mistress of both Roman Nash and Jace Argo, my alpha heroes in BOUND ODYSSEY, the action in the story is too fast paced for either man to get a chance to buy her any lovely jewelry.  They’re too busy running for their lives together in their brutal post-apocalyptic world. But what’s the perfect piece for a Mistress to receive from her submissives? Certainly not any collared choker implying their ownership of her. But I spied this lovely silver whip pendant and chain over at Northbound Leather the other day. And if the boys don’t buy it for Mira, I’m placing it on my own wish list.

You can visit me at www.michellepolaris.com or learn more about BOUND ODYSSEY at http://www.jasminejade.com/p-7702-bound-odyssey.aspx

BOUND ODYSSEY is a reviewer TOP PICK at Night Owl Romance! It received 5 STARS at Just Erotic Romance Reviews!

Okay lovelies, I want to thank you for visiting here today. Here’s how you play for my contest. Visit the website of each of the authors listed above and tell me the name of the first book cover that appears on the top (or first in the top left corner) of the authors’ BOOKS or TITLES pages. In the case of Cerise DeLand, please visit her blog site instead and list the title of the first cover at the top of her right sidebar column. Send me an email at mapolaris@gmail.com with your answers and the best email addy to reach you if you win. You have until the end of Valentine’s Day to send me your answers. I’ll choose a winner randomly from all correct answers on February 15th. I’ll be too busy on the 14th celebrating with my husband to spare a moment to think of you all. Lucky me! The winner receives a $25.00 gift certificate to Good Vibrations. And the crowds cheer on!

Remember, safe, sane and consensual.

Michelle

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14 Responses to “THE JEWELS OF EROTIC ROMANCE”

  1. I think this is an awesome Valentine’s Day contest. Beautiful jewelry as welll
    Have a great day with your husband. 🙂
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750@aol.com

  2. I hope readers enjoy our erotic jewels post for Valentine’s Day. I know the heroine of my erotic novel REV ME UP and I had fun participating! Thanks, Michelle!

  3. I find it amusing that Dalton and I both created Carolines who favor pearls. And I love that men’s bracelet, Marilu.

  4. I want to thank everyone for participating. Your pictures and descriptions were so much fun to put together. I loved having both Antonio and Lisa around, Adele. Put me in the mood to hop on a motorcycle. Not that I’ve ever done that (LOL!). And I agree the pearls/Caroline connection is hysterical, Cara. You and Dalton will have to collaborate.

  5. Great blog, and thanks for including me, Jordan, and Caroline (& their pearl!). Cara, that is too funny! I do have to give cred to my co-author on Illegal Moves, Samantha Cayto, for the name Caroline, tho.

  6. Dalton,
    I’m going to think more about a pearl theme for the blog. Or inviting authors whose heroine’s all begin with the same name? I’m so glad you joined us today. Jewelry and it’s possibilities are a lot of fun.

  7. Hi all! Loving the “jewels” everyone shared! 🙂 Hope everyone has a Great Valentine’s Day!

  8. Thankz for including my Blonde Samurai’s Pink Pearls, Michelle. I enjoyed putting it together for you!

    Re: heroines and pearls–my heroine in Cleoaptra’s Perfume wears pearls in a most provocative place when she dances nude covered in gold paint in a nightclub in Cairo on the eve of WWII. On the cover, she’s wearing nothing but pearls!

    I so enjoyed reading about the jewelry of all these fabulous heroines and authors. Thank you for putting this together, Michelle. Great job!

  9. This was a fun post, both to read and participate in. Thanks for including me, Michelle. I think I need to give my heroes a stern talking to because they don’t seem overly generous in the gift department. I’m sure that will change. 😉

  10. Marliu–Back at you for a great Valentine’s Day. Hope you get some new jewels during it.

    Jina–Oh, all the possibilities for pearls. Endless. Yea!!!

    Shelley–If you need to borrow any of my Mistress heroine’s tools or toys to give those fellas a stern talking to, let me know (wink).

    Thanks everyone for contributing. I enjoyed putting this together. And I’m still accepting contest entries through the end of the 14th, everyone.

  11. Great post, Michelle! You know I love my gems…working on a ring for every finger, and my husband is a good sport to add to my collection.

    You ladies are naughty!

  12. Naughty but very, very…uh, naughty!

    Best–Adele

  13. Penelope–Your fingers will be able to light airport runways at night. Perfect!

    Adele’s right. Naughty just about sums it up.

  14. Just got back online after a harrowing two-day power outage and 50-degree weather inside my home. Brrrr! I need one of my heroes to warm me up 🙂

    Thanks, Michelle, for including my cameo in your delicious blog. Now Rolf (the hero of DANCE OF THE ROGUE) has no excuse not to buy a bauble for his one-of-a-kind Fantine.

    Hugs, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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