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My First Book in Print!

Posted in erotic romance novels, kink, New Release with tags , , , , , on August 3, 2011 by Michelle Polaris

I was recently surprised to learn that Magician’s Chains, my male/male contemporary fantasy Fae BDSM erotic romance, has been released in print. This is the book whose foreign rights were sold to a Japanese publishing company. So if you’re dying to own a book of mine in print, go visit www.jasminejade.com and order your very own copy. It’s quite hot I do say so myself.

Safe, sane and consensual,

Michelle

Video Book Trailer! I Love These Things

Posted in 1-800-DOM-help, kink, Video Book Trailer with tags , , on February 17, 2011 by Michelle Polaris

Safe, sane and consensual,

Michelle

Valentines and Kink at 1-800-DOM-help

Posted in 1-800-DOM-help, holidays, kink with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2011 by Michelle Polaris

VALENTINE’S DAY! 

Some folks are celebrating with flowers, chocolate or jewelry. Some with romantic dinners or dates to the movies. In the Ellora’s Cave 1-800-DOM-help series, the heroes and heroines are celebrating in their own kinky way. The gracious ladies of this new collaboration have permitted me to post small teasers from their books, with windows peeking  into the Valentine’s celebrations of their characters. So read on and check out the five wonderful stories now on sale at Ellora’s Cave.

Delight Me by Desiree Holt:

Dani suspects her growing dissatisfaction with the lifestyle suggests she might be in need of a role reversal. When she finds a mysterious business card, she calls the number, 1-800-DOM-help, and is paired with Ethan, a sexy-as-sin sub. Dani learns the erotic effects of wielding the whip and the intense arousal that stimulating her sub with toys can bring.

As their sessions progress, Dani and Ethan explore every aspect of D/s play—from restraints to punishment to exercising control to achieve mind-blowing orgasms—and Dani comes to understand the value of receiving trust, as well as giving it. But her newfound, strong emotional feelings for Ethan scare her to death. Their current course could change her life forever—if she’s brave enough to accept what’s being offered.

And for Valentine’s? Ethan’s present to Dani is a short crop with their initials burned into the leather handle. Dani gave Ethan new male nipple clamps and cock ring with a tiny heart on it. Their Valentine’s is looking promising indeed.

 

Next up!

 

Fettered Love by Michelle Polaris:

Kirk, Master to his long-time lover Evan, decides it’s time to place his permanent collar around Evan’s sexy cock. But when he proposes, he faces a surprise. Evan wants a child. So where will they find a kinky woman to help?

A mysterious card with the 1-800-DOM-help number advertises assistance for unusual problems in the BDSM community. When Evan calls, he recognizes the voice of Sarah—Kirk’s best friend from childhood, Evan’s Mistress of several years in college. They both loved her and suffered betrayal when she walked out of their lives.

Now she proposes to be the mother of their child. No strings, just a chance to have the men she respects and loves back in her life. Evan embraces the idea while Kirk rages with mistrust.

At Evan’s request, they share one night of passion, Kirk and Sarah working together to dominate Evan in the scene of his erotic fantasies, hoping it will be enough to rekindle trust and make all their dreams come true.

For Valentine’s Kirk and Sarah have presented Evan with a leather apron for the kitchen. Of course they expect him to wear the apron and nothing else as he prepares a sumptuous meal for his Master and Mistress to celebrate the holiday. On second thought, they might let Evan wear his harness and butt plug with the apron, for everyone’s enjoyment. Kirk and Evan plan to surprise Sarah with a gorgeous leather dress for festive occasions out on the town and in the D/s clubs. And Evan has splurged on a new piece of dungeon equipment for Sarah and Kirk. A gorgeous wood framed cage. He’s hoping his Mistress and Master will lock him in there and indulge in their own wild lovemaking while all he can do is watch. He’s betting the tease and arousal of it will be pleasurably frustrating. 

Next up!

Needing Harte by Marilu Mann:

Harte Donovan has a problem. A murder leads to him wanting a sexy stripper bound and naked in front of him. He can’t let his secret desires ruin his career as a detective. But when he’s given a mysterious business card, Harte discovers a side of himself he intends to fully embrace.

Ramey Nichols strips for a living and he’s not willing to pretend to be something he’s not. When this sexy submissive meets the closeted cop and unwitting Dom, something has got to give. That something might just be Ramey. Ramey knows what he wants, and more than that, finds himself Needing Harte.

A Valentine’s teaser:

Ramey stepped back surveying the scene he’d set. Harte had told him he would be home by seven, but Ramey had learned that life with a cop was anything but predictable. With this being their first Valentine’s Day, he wanted everything to be perfect. Harte’s beloved jazz music played softly in the background and Ramey had lit some incense in the bedroom because he knew the scent would linger without the danger of starting a fire. He’d set the table with gleaming white dishes on a red tablecloth. A bottle of red wine sat opened by Harte’s place just waiting to be poured. He’d made a stew just in case dinner was
delayed. With a Master like Harte that was highly probable.

The kicker though, was the crystal vase he’d just set in the middle of the table. Ramey couldn’t wait to see his Master’s face when Harte saw the multi-colored roses. He adjusted them one more time making sure that the three leather flogger roses were in the center. This was going to be a great Valentine’s Day. Harte would laugh because Ramey frequently said, “Screw the roses. I want the thorns.” Now they could have both. Though not overly demonstrative in public, Ramey knew Harte had no problems at all showing his pleasure – or displeasure – in the privacy of the home they’d made together. Glancing around the living room, he marveled at the changes they’d both made to co-exist. They’d managed to mesh his more relaxed Bohemian style with Harte’s more conservative one to make a comfortable and inviting home.

Ramey heard the door open and dropped to his knees. “Welcome home and Happy Valentine’s Day, Master.”

Next up!

 

 Controlling Interest by Francesca Hawley:

Mozelle “Mouse” Vincent inherits money, a club and her boss’ son as a business partner when society leader Regine Stuart dies. Torin Stuart knows what his late mother’s wishes were for his exclusive BDSM club, Erotically Bound, but he’s pissed that he’s forced to trust Mouse—especially when her inherently submissive nature arouses the sexual Dominant in him.

After baring all in a heated, intense scene, Mouse realizes they still have to work together, but now Tor challenges any business suggestion she makes. When she wants to offer education classes, Tor dares her to organize the class and participate—as a submissive.

To his chagrin, Mouse agrees, but he can’t stand the thought of any other Dom touching her. Suddenly there’s far more at stake than the controlling interest in their club…because love is the ultimate prize in their power exchange.

A Valentine’s overview by Francesca:  In Controlling Interest, my contribution to the 1-800-DOM-help series, Torin Stuart and Mozelle “Mouse” Vincent have known one another for six years and wanted each other for the same length of time. Circumstances throw them together and together their business will either sink or swim based on whether they can work with one another instead of against each other. Since I write erotic romance, there is a happily ever after but it’s the journey that challenges them both.
 
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Tor would give Mouse a beautiful collar. I went searching for lovely jewelry that would be an example of how deeply he feels about her. This stunning collar is made by an amazing artist, Lady Mockingbird. http://www.etsy.com/listing/62139951/lead-me-down-that-garden-path-locking .  Given Tor’s background, he would commission a piece made from 24K red and yellow gold. When he gave it to her, Mouse would cry. Trust me. 🙂

And finally, last, but certainly not least:

Commanding Acquisitions by Christine d’Abo:

Simon is a Dom who has become jaded, tired of the local scene. With his bookstore failing and personal life nonexistent, he’s looking for something different. The arrival of the mysterious 1-800-DOM-help business card gives Simon a chance for a change. The Operator directs him to Unfettered, a hot new BDSM club where Simon hopes to find a distraction for the evening. What he gets is a sexy sub offering himself up for a night of no-holds-barred sex, who then disappears with the dawn.

When the business consultant Simon hires turns out to be his mysterious sub, he knows he’s found a chance at happiness. But happiness comes at a price.

For Valentines?
Simon and Gavin have been enjoying the few moments they can catch together in between the booming success of Simon’s store and Gavin’s business trips. Gavin had talked about wanting to take things to the next level of play with Simon, so he was thrilled (and a little intimidated) to receive Electrosex Penis Bands and Electrosex Clamps from his Dom. He knew there would be many nights of electric fun to be had

I hope everyone’s Valentine’s is as delicious as the one the 1-800-DOM-help characters plan for one another. Be well. Be kinky (if the occasion calls for it). Be happy.

Safe, sane and consensual,

Michelle

KICKIN’ OFF THE HOLIDAYS — Erotic Romance Authors and their Kick-ass Shoes

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2009 by Michelle Polaris
It’s December again, and even erotic romance authors need to gear up to kick some holiday butt preparing for the winter celebrations to come. In the spirit of these winter warriors’ battle to get ready for the holidays, I’ve asked seven of them to contribute pictures of their favorite ass-kicking shoes along with links to their “go-to” sites. These includes their personal web and blogsites, links to buy their books, etcetera. For an extra treat some have included a blurb about which of the characters in their stories are most likely to kick-ass, holiday or otherwise. So browse below and get a feel for the flavors of these authors. Perhaps these are the very sexy and powerful shoes that get them in the mood…to write, of course.
 
(And read on for a contest at the end of this post)
 
Author Naima Simone

 

author website link:  http://naimasimone.com 

buylink: Shoe Time http://shoeocean.com 

Naima Simone  —  “Breathlessly Ever After” 

http://www.naimasimone.com  

http://www.romancemagicians.blogspot.com 

http://www.naimasimoneauthor.blogspot.com  – “Hawtie of the Month” 

Caitlin, my heroine in “Sweet Ultimatum”, my first release with Ellora’s Cave (notice that shameless plug? Hee-hee-hee!), wouldn’t be the character I’d vote most likely to kick a**. Nah, she’s strong, but not in a black-hoodie-ride-or-die kinda way. 

The story I’m currently working on, though, has the perfect kick a** woman. Her name is Erin Montgomery and she is ex-military turned bodyguard. Honed in the fires of a traumatic childhood, Erin emerges a strong, tough soldier who is no longer anyone’s victim. Skilled in hand-to-hand combat, an excellent shot and strategist, there’s no a** she isn’t capable of kicking…except Love’s. 

 
Author Francesca Hawley
   
 
 
author website:    http://www.francescahawley.com/

Protect and Defend received a 4 1/2 star rating from Romantic Times Magazine.  

buy link for Protect and Defend  

electronic    http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-6837-504-protect-and-defend.aspx  

print    http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-7481-504-protect-and-defend.aspx  

Seeking Truth is an 2010 Epic Award finalist and received a 4 star rating from Romantic Times Magazine.  

buy link for Seeking Truth  

electronic    http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-7260-504-seeking-truth.aspx  

print    http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-7995-504-seeking-truth.aspx  

Although the characters I think are most likely to kick ass are my heroes (one is a cop and the other is a medieval baron and knight), I think the heroine of my medieval romance Seeking Truth is a kick ass kind of woman.  Lady Vérité de Sauigni is a healer who marries the medieval baron/knight. Yet when he’s frustrated by a situation in which he feels powerless, Vérité tells him to calm down and shut up or she’ll have him removed from the room. She phrases it more nicely than that but she means every word and my hero, Baron Eaduin Kempe knows it. He’s ticked and intrigued by her at the same time because as a medieval baron, very few people can tell him off. Now, Vérité would never wear a pair of stilettos because she’s medieval but even so, a kick ass pair of shoes would fit her well.  

  

Author Cindy Spencer Pape

 

author website:

buy link for EC: http://www.jasminejade.com/m-304-cindy-spencer-pape.aspx

Kick-Ass Characters: There are a bunch, but one of my favorites is the couple in “Stone and Fire.” Half-dragon Dana Logan and gargoyle Beau DuMont take on art thieves.

 
Author Kathy Kulig

author website:   http://www.kathykulig.com

Her latest book is Desert of the Damned  

buy link: http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-6777-327-desert-of-the-damned.aspx 

www.twitter.com/kathykulig  

In DESERT OF THE DAMNED, Jake Montag kicks ass as a shapeshifting mountain lion. Even when his powers are taken away, he still possesses the courage and grit to challenge an ancient evil.

  

Author Adele Dubois

author website:  www.adeledubois.com

DESERT FEVER, EPIC Award Finalist!

REV ME UP, Reviewer TOP PICK!

buy link for REV ME UP: http://www.jasminejade.com/ps-7639-50-rev-me-up.aspx

Lisa Gibson had always been a Good Girl. Then she flashed her breasts at a hunk riding by on his Harley and all hell broke loose.

  

Author Stephanie Julian

author website:  www.stephaniejulian.com

buy link for Kiss of Moonlight: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-7748-kiss-of-moonlight.aspx

Kiss of Moonlight

Tamra McMillan may look like a sweet young thing. And the shadows in her eyes might make you think she’s weak, damaged. Don’t let appearances fool you. She’s strong enough to overcome a brutal attack and fight for the man she loves. Even if Kyle Rossini is a bad-ass werewolf assassin for the Etruscan lucani king. Tam knows what she wants and how to get it. Just don’t stand in her way.

  

Author Dita Parker

author website:  http://ditaparker.blogspot.com/ 

This is my favorite pair because we’ve had loads of fun together, they go with just about anything, and they’re easy on your feet. You can sprint in these babies, so I guess you could just as well kick some butt in them.

My kick-ass heroine lives in a galaxy not so far away. Brought up by and living among men, Nathelie wouldn’t be caught dead wearing heels. She wouldn’t know how to. Nate kicks butt as good as any man, but when it comes to showing off her feminine side… Let’s just say, she wouldn’t know how to. I think I’ll put a pair on Nate and watch her deal… (This is a WIP. Watch this space:)

  

And finally me, Michelle Polaris

author website: http://www.michellepolaris.com

buy link for Bound Odysseyhttp://www.jasminejade.com/p-7702-bound-odyssey.aspx

Bound Odyssey received 5 stars from Just Erotic Romance Reviews and was a Reviewer Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews

In Bound Odyssey, all three of my characters are more than capable of kicking bad-guy ass. But if you asked either Roman or Jace, my heroes, they’d tell you hands down that Mira could kick theirs in no time flat. Actually, she’d have them down on the ground, arms wrenched behind their backs, and crying uncle faster than a jackrabbit on speed. But of course they’d say that. She’s their Mistress and where else would they want to be? (grin)

Now don’t you feel closer to these fine writers after seeing their favorite footwear? I hope you’ve enjoyed the pics and the character teasers from these authors. Browse their links and tell me what you think.  Which pair of these kick-ass shoes inspires you to go out and become your own heroine or hero of an erotic romance? One random commenter who tells me which pair of shoes they’d pick will win a set of Cosmo’s Steamy Sex Games erotic cards. Unfortunately, you have to have a mailing address in the Continental United States to be eligible to win. The contest will run through Midnight EST, Friday, December 18th.

Remember, safe, sane and consensual.

Michelle

 

BOUND ODYSSEY RELEASED TODAY!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 23, 2009 by Michelle Polaris

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I am thrilled out of my pants (okay, not literally, I am still wearing pants despite this being an erotic story) to announce the release of BOUND ODYSSEY today at Ellora’s Cave. Read an excerpt to get a taste. This is my first romantic, erotic novel and I’m very proud of it. Release day is a whirlwind event for me because I’m on the road to the New Jersey Put Your Heart in a Book conference which also launches today. If you happen to be attending, look for me.

The novel is a futuristic, post-apocalyptic BDSM story during which Mira Duncan, Jace Argo and Roman Nash, three very alpha characters, meet and fall in love despite their best efforts. Here’s the blurb:

The year is 2067 and Earth is self-destructing from environmental cataclysms. A portal to a new world is ripped open and refuge there is Earth’s only hope. Enter Jace, cowboy diplomat, who is preparing for the negotiation of a lifetime. A sexually conflicted alpha male, he hates everything with a cock, especially himself. The last thing Jace expects is to fall in love with both a woman and a man.

His dark history presents the ultimate challenge to Mira and Roman, the sexual Dominant team hired to prepare Jace for the female-dominant culture of the new world. Tragedy has made Mira distrust her Mistress abilities. Survival is her priority, and she resists her deep attraction to Jace’s haunted eyes and sculpted body.

Roman, however, falls hard and fast for Mira and Jace, ready to honor Mira as his Mistress and force Jace to recognize him as Master. Bound in one another’s chains and pushed to the limits of arousal and pain, they must outrun sabotage and conspiracy to find salvation for their bodies, souls and hearts.

In celebration of the release, I’m holding a contest. A random commenter to this blog will win a Pleasure me Purse, a little goody I picked up at Good Vibrations. You can use your imagination as to what it contains or check it out on their site. The contest will run from now until next Friday October 30th at 6pm, after which I’ll draw a winner. 

I’ll be interviewed on the Menagerie  on Monday the 26th next week about the release, and Roman, one of my heros, will appear in an interview at The Quirky Ladies, my group blog, next Tuesday the 27th. He’ll be running a contest there as well.

So, in celebration of release day I’ve poured drinks all around. Jace is having vodka straight up. Roman asked for bourbon on the rocks. Mira is having a shot of tequila. No chaser. I, on the other hand, ordered a wimpy, sweet kahlua and cream. Fine, so I can’t whip anyone’s ass. That’s why I create my characters to do it for me (grin).

Please comment and add your drink order. And join my yahoo newsletter group to hear about special additional contests.  You can find the link to join on my website at www.michellepolaris.com.

Remember, safe, sane and consensual.

Michelle

A NEW BEGINNING — BOUND ODYSSEY — OCTOBER 23rd, 2009

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 6, 2009 by Michelle Polaris

October 23rd be on the lookout for a wicked hot, dark, erotic romance entitled BOUND ODYSSEY. The book is my very first release and will be available at Ellora’s Cave. In fact, jump on over to the site now and take a look at the blurb and excerpt. My cover is not done, although I applaud Ellora’s Cave on their choice of placeholder covers. Pretty sexy for a Stay Tuned message.

Warning, the content of my story is very explicit and you must be 18 years of age to read it. My book is a post-apocalyptic futuristic set in 2067. It involves significant BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Domination, submission, Sadism, Masochism) elements. What a handy acronym with the two middle letters standing for two words each. I wish every acronym was as efficient.

Writing this story was a particular challenge for me. Well, not really, it flowed more easily than anything I’d written previously. But, back to the challenge reference. The predominate amount of BDSM material published in the romantic erotica world features male dominant figures with submissive females. This sells like hotcakes. The exception is material featuring male/male Dominant and submissive characters. Most readers want to drool over hot alpha males, no wimps need apply to fill the pages of their reading material. On the whole this makes accepting a submissive male hero character difficult to swallow. Too many times the men come off as weak and just not alpha enough to get that female blood pumping. There are exceptions (Joey W. Hill comes to mind). But, dammit, I wanted to write a story about a female Dominant and the two men she loved. Thank the forces of the universe that my muse introduced me to Jace and Roman, my two alpha male heros. I’m proud to say I think I accomplished what I set out to do–write a story where two alpha men, sexy and dark and vibrant, find themselves true sexual submissives to the heroine. 

Even if female domination is not your first choice, this book has something for everyone. Male domination, a menage relationship, male/male sexual interactions, satisfying and poignant romance, and plot. Plot, plot, plot. This is a full length book. The one thing I find very hard to do is sacrifice plot. It has intrigue and action along with the wicked hot sexual content. I love world-building, and refused to sacrifice a bit of it for this novel. So take a look at BOUND ODYSSEY. I promise it will grab you by the (insert appropriate body part reference to your taste). Be prepared to hang on for the ride. You’ll meet Mira and Jace and Roman in all of their gritty glory and I hope you’ll come to love them as much as I do.

Very soon I will launch my new website, www.michellepolaris.com. There will be mucho details about me and my story at that location. It’s not ready yet, but check back closer to the October 23rd release date and, cross my fingers, toes, eyes etc… it will be done by that time.

Take care my blog visitors and remember, Safe, Sane and Consensual.

Michelle