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Hot Summer Nights are made for Hot Summer Books.

First, a look back…

Recently, author Deborah Harkness published the incredible conclusion to the stunning All Souls Trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, & The Book of Life). Earlier this summer, Sydney Jamesson released the epic finale of The Story of Usbringing what has also been called the “TouchStone Trilogy” full circle. These are always bittersweet moments for readers. We anticipate finales for months – sometimes years – but yet, as we read them, we also know we are saying goodbye to some incredible characters that have become like best friends, in a way. Great reads are made to be read over and over again – and inevitably, my favorite books (the print ones, anyway), are well-worn around the edges from long nights of reading and re-reading. All we can do is hope that our favorite authors continue to write and carry us along on new journeys with new treasured characters.  One of my very favorites, Sylvain Reynard, is working on The Florentine Series (Book 1, The Raven, releases in early 2015); and another, Sydney Jamesson, is rumored to be writing again, which will make thousands upon thousands of TouchStone fans delirious with anticipation.  So, as we look back, we can also look forward to new creations by the authors who ignite our senses and stir our souls.

Now a look ahead…

Another “finale” – of sorts – by another favorite indie author, A. J. Linn, is right around the corner…the clock is ticking down as I write this post.  It’s a prequel to the other two popular books in his Gentleman’s Series (A Gentleman’s Affair & A Gentleman’s Secret), and as such, A Gentleman’s Memoir is, in true A. J. style, sure to be hot and hilarious (a lot like its author, as a matter of fact!) Stay tuned for updates, and in the meantime, it’s never too late to catch up by reading the first two books in the series. Donovan Hart is an unforgettable book boyfriend who’s simply to sexy, snarky, and hilarious to resist. Take a peak, courtesy of The Gentleman’s Hub on Twitter (@GentlemansHub):

A quote from A Gentleman's Memoir by author A J Linn
Photo edit courtesy of @GentlemansHub
A photo and quote from a BDSM scene in A Gentleman's Memoir by author AJ Linn
Photo edit courtesy of @GentlemansHub
A sexy quote by Donovan Hart, protagonist in A Gentleman's Memoir by author AJ Linn
photo edit courtesy of @GentlemansHub

 Books 1 and 2 of The Gentleman’s Series are available in all formats here:

A Gentleman’s Affair:

AmazonUS (print version) ~ click on the cover…

AmazonUK  (print)
Smashwords (eBook – all formats for $3.99)
Barnes&Noble (Nook)

 A Gentleman’s Secret

AmazonUS – print version, simply one-click the cover:

eBooks available here…

Nook  (Barnes & Noble)

Smashwords (eBook)



This week on Curl Up and Read:

Tomorrow – Book Tour – the release of Evelyn, a novella from the Fallen Angel Series by indie author Tracie Podger!

As the week continues – a focus on those American Book Boyfriends we love to love! (Of course I will editorialize on my favorites, it’s my blog after all!) Check back and see what you think – comment, debate – enjoy!

Coming Soon (dates TBD) – “The Faceless Men of Facebook!” – interviews with Cameron Lincoln  and E. A. Stanbridge; updates from my naughty friend Jake Malden – and more…


Author Jake Malden and The Tempting of Neely J

Continuing my interview with erotica author Jake Malden ~ today we chat about his only full-length novel (87,870 words to be exact!) ~ what it represents to him, and the controversy around its subject matter.

Of all the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite, and why?

Without doubt The Tempting of Neely J (http://amzn.to/1iVkQId) – the only novel I’ve written so far. The church background of the story is drawn from my own experience and it was hugely satisfying to write a story about the lure of sex for someone trying to be chaste. Some prospective readers are put off by the ‘church girl’ tag, I think, but there’s so much more to the story. It’s about seduction, the blurred line between love and lust, faith and doubt, manipulation, redemption… I also think it has believable characters who readers will care about or want to slap (maybe both at the same time). And hopefully it’s as funny as it is sexy. Oh yes, and it has twists and OMG moments and lots of hot sex. Has this turned into a commercial???

Yes, it has….but you are such a charming rogue I’ll let it slide….so to speak. And it is a compelling story – the first one I bought for my own Jake Malden collection…

Photo of book cover - The Tempting of Neely J by erotic author Jake Malden

First Published on October 7, 2013

About  The Tempting of Neely J : Synopsis

Neely Jordan – pretty young church-worker, committed to her faith, but distracted by her sex-drive. Ray Archer – jaded serial seducer who picks Neely as his greatest challenge. Carlotta – Ray’s manipulative ex-lover, with whom he forges a twisted pact to see the Christian girl debauched. Will Neely resist his lure? And will Ray confront his own true feelings before it’s too late?

“Tempting” Category Tags – as used by blogger-reviewers…

romance  erotica  drama  seduction  erotic romance  seduction  virgin  church and sex seduction  betrayal  seduction of an innocent  seduction  erotica


NeelyJ Qupte“God, I was ready to burst out of my pants sitting there in the church watching her. Listening to her talk so sincerely on the virtues of chastity, while everything about her – every blink of her eyelid and flick of hair – screamed how badly this good girl needs f**king….Well, Neely J has a date with my dick. She just doesn’t know it yet.”

“Splendid timing, don’t you think? I trust from what I’ve told you, you’ll consider her more worthy prey.”

Kissing Couple


“It must have been something in her eyes that made him do it. He gripped the side of her face, drew her mouth again to his and kissed harder than ever before, tongue invading. His other hand squeezed her breast, claimed it, moulded it….

...And his pelvis was moving too, thrusting back and forth so she was dry-riding him, feeling how big he was – big like one of the guys in Jasmine’s book.”

Reviewer Comments…

golden-rating-stars_1“All my expectations were however blown out of the water from the moment I began reading The Tempting of Neely J. While still erotica at its core this story is not only thought-provoking but also utterly compelling. On the surface some might think this is the same tired story we’ve seen and heard a hundred times – an experienced man (Ray) attempts to divest a devout christian (Neely) of her virginity, all while an evil temptress from his past urges him on. But under the surface there is so much more to this story. With every well written word I was drawn into the lives of Ray and Neely as he reels her in, testing her faith and eventually making her question the very foundation of her beliefs. The way Mr. Malden weaves erotic content with what most would consider controversial issues revolving around organized religion is admirable. He manages to touch on several key topics without condemning or condoning anyone’s beliefs or practices. All in all, this was a very sexy tale of love, betrayal and personal growth that I highly recommend.”

golden-rating-stars_1“I loved it! I have really been into reading erotica written by men lately and Jake’s book did not disappoint. I wasn’t sure where he was going to take me, but it ended up being a pretty awesome ride. If you want a good story with a bit of romance, lots of hot steamy sex scenes and a fantastic ending, look no further!”

golden-rating-stars_1“I hadn’t read any other works by Jake Malden but I will have to say that after reading this book, I definitely want to read more. I felt that Mr. Malden did a wonderful job in getting me to care about all of the characters in the book. Neely J is a good girl who desperately wants to save herself for marriage. Raymond is a bad boy who desperately wants to help Neely explore her sexuality. I loved Ray as I have a tendency to love the bad boy and was rooting for him. I enjoyed watching their relationship develop and the way the scenes were written it was almost as if I could feel the heat between the characters. Sexy…hot…!!!!! I won’t give any spoilers in this review, however I will say that I was a little surprised by the ending but in a good way. I felt that it was appropriate even though my heart broke a little. I would recommend this book to anyone. It was a beautiful story and I am excited that I was able to read it.”

Buying Links…

Amazon US – $2.99 – click on the cover:

Smashwords (also $2.99, several formats -click on the link)

I hope I have intrigued you to take a closer look at author Jake Malden and The Tempting of Neely J.  I welcome your opinion on this feature, and look forward to bringing you more tomorrow…

Jason Luke presents: In Love with a Master ~ Available NOW! Let the Book Tour Begin…

Author Jason Luke-Cover Photo for In Love with a Master


How high a price will one man pay to know love?
For Jonah Noble, life has always been his world – his way. But now, confronted with his own mortality, and staring certain death in the face, he realises his one regret…
Will Leticia be his last chance? He knows she has feelings for him, but can he ever feel the same strength of emotion for her?
Can Jonah make the leap of faith that will put his heart in danger?
It’s his world. His way. But now his life is on the line…
(BDSM erotica from a man’s POV, written by a man. Contains some explicit language.)

About Jason Luke

Jason Luke is an Australian author who began writing in September 2013 at the suggestion of his longtime girlfriend. ‘Interview with a Master’ is Jason’s first erotic BDSM novel.

Jason Luke enjoyed several years involved in the BDSM lifestyle – but he is quick to point out that his experiences don’t qualify him as an expert; any more than knowing how to drive a car makes him a qualified mechanic. ‘Interview with a Master’ is a novel about how one man became a Master. The book is a work of fiction, but Jason has drawn heavily on encounters from his own real life. He won’t say which parts of the book are fictionalised, and which parts are auto-biographical.

Before taking up writing, Jason worked 6 days a week, 12 hours a day running a variety of retail businesses.
He has lived in Sydney all his life.
His favourite bands are U2 and INXS.

Book Quotes

Photo quote from In Love with a Master by author Jason Luke

“Anticipation is at its most effective, most seductive, when the next moment remains a mystery.” ~Jonah Noble

“Most men are more interested in their erection, and what they will get afterwards to be focused enough to stay in tune with their woman’s needs while pleasuring them,” I explained. “Because women are stimulated so differently, and because their arousal and release begins at a different place to a man’s, the man needs to be totally committed and patient. This is not a miracle solution for millions of frustrated women – it’s just common sense. But with the right attitude a man who knows this technique has within him the ability to sexual enslave a woman. It’s been my experience that once a woman has enjoyed this kind of an orgasm, they become desperate for more of the same.”

~ Jonah Noble

Quote from In Love with a Master by author Jason Luke

Buying Links:

Click on the cover for a 1-click purchase from AmazonUS


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Photo rendering of the Blog Tour Schedule for In Love with a Master by Author Jason Luke