Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Welcome Randi Alexander

New Release, Contest, and Book Giveaway!

I'm so glad to be here today! Thank you, Becca, and all the Romance Writers Behaving Badly. I'm Randi Alexander and I write cowboy erotic romance. I'm published with The Wild Rose Press' Cowboy Kink line. My second Cowboy Kink, Her Cowboy Stud, was recently released.

My big giveaway during April's blog tour for Her Cowboy Stud is a messenger bag filled with adult toys. (Actually, the bag is filled with a gift certificate to Pureromance, but it seems more exciting to say it's full of delightfully naughty goodies.)

Initially, I was going to select the toys to put in the bag. I found a lovely purple vibrator, purple nipple clamps, fuzzy purple handcuffs, a combo flogger/feather tickler (purple, of course.) But then I thought about how different people's tastes are.

In Chase and Seduction, there's a little slap and tickle, a little light bondage. In Her Cowboy Stud, it's more intense. Trace is a Dom, Macy's a sub, and when they meet, yee-haw! They're using ankle spreaders and nipple clamps and floggers and vibrators. I just let my imagination go wild. (I even surprised myself, a little bit!)

Interestingly, I read one review of Her Cowboy Stud that was very complimentary to my writing and the plot, a very high score for the book. But she mentioned that sex toys were used, and warned readers that they'd have to look away if they were squeamish. I found that very interesting.

I wanted to ask the reviewer what her definition of sex toys is. Is it just the vibrators and butt plugs that give her the heebie jeebies? Or is it the floggers and clamps and candles, too? Is bondage equipment (handcuffs, spreaders, etc.) too much, also? Which part made her need to fast-forward to the next scene?

What are your thoughts? How much is too much in a sex scene? What makes you go "Ewwww!" and skip pages? Or is it all good and interesting for you, and the more toys the better? I'd love to hear your opinion.

BLURB:
Trace McGonagall’s quiet life on his Houston stud ranch is shaken up when gorgeous Macy Veralta arrives to claim an inheritance left to her in his uncle’s will. Trace sees her as just another gold digger, but he also can’t resist her curvy body. When she hints at being the perfect submissive to his Dom, he has to have her.

Macy wouldn’t have been three months late to claim her inheritance if she’d known Trace was sin in jeans. The cowboy’s dominant bearing and the smoldering glint in his eyes send shivers to her toes and stirs images of being bound in his bed and disciplined at his hand. But could Trace’s perfect seduction be part of his plan to reclaim her inheritance?

EXCERPT: 

Slowing his pace, Trace eased his cock out of Macy's tight core and reached over the side of the bed for the purple bag. He dumped the contents onto the mattress beside them.

She blinked a couple times. "What are you up to?" Her voice came out hazy but her sly smile conveyed her interest.

How dark were her submissive urges? The toys he'd dumped out were basic. A rabbit vibrator, a smaller anal vibrator, heart-shaped nipple massagers, a vibrating cock ring, and a tongue vibrator. All of them could be used to enhance their sex, but his tastes ran wilder. He needed to bind, to whip and clamp. Would that be too much for her? Would it send her running?

She lifted the nipple vibrators. Grinning, she asked, "For you or me?"

He chuckled. "You. Definitely." He opened the package and pressed the button to start the vibrator on one. Holding her breast in his big hand, he affixed the suction to her hard nipple.

She jumped and her breath left her with a smile. "I like that." The second vibrator caused a similar reaction, and she reached her hands over her head and grasped the pine rungs of the headboard.

His cock twitched and his balls tightened just watching her. Shit. He'd love to tie her to it, tease her and pleasure her until she cried for mercy, but that would have to wait for the next round. He needed to be inside her slit, and damn fast or he'd embarrass himself.

Picking up the big vibrator, he waited for her eyes to lock on his and wagged his eyebrows. "You won't be needin' this any more."

She laughed, a soft, tortured, seductive laugh. "No. I have my own stud, now." She glanced down at his hard rod, which made it jerk and weep for release.

"Try this," she said, reaching for the cock ring and pressing the button to turn on the vibrator through the cellophane packaging.

Hell, how would he get it on his shaft without shooting his cum? He needed a minute. He set it on her stomach, letting the vibrations tickle her bellybutton.

Macy writhed, her muscles long and sleek as she arched her back and circled her hips. He ached to be inside her sweet cunt, pumping, answering her primal rhythm. He looked away, hanging on to his control by sheer force of will. His gaze fell on the vibrating butt plug, packed in a bag with a bottle of lube. Yes. He could see how open she'd be to anal play. He held up the bag, and repeated her words. "Try this?"

A shiver rattled her body as she whispered, "Yes."

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To celebrate the release of Her Cowboy Stud, I'm giving away, to one lucky commenter*, an e-copy of my new erotic romance short story anthology, Cowboy Bad Boys. Just leave a comment today and we'll choose a winner tomorrow. *Commenter must be 18 years of age or older to win.

I'm also giving away a custom-made messenger bag and a $50 gift certificate to Pureromance to one subscriber to my newsletter. For more details, and to sign up for this contest, please go to my website, RandiAlexander.com  And while you're there, you can read the first chapter of Her Cowboy Stud.

Good luck, and thank you!

Randi



Her Cowboy Stud available at The Wild Rose Press Wilder Roses

Kindle version is available at Amazon.com

9 comments:

Becca Simone said...

Thanks for coming on here today, Randi! Loved the excerpt. You had me at "cowboy" and them again at "dom." Put those together...wow!

Randi Alexander said...

Thank YOU, Becca, for letting me take over your blog for a day. I agree, the combination of cowboy and Dom has a lot of sexy potential!

Jackie54736 said...

I like your question about what is too much. I'm not sure what is too much but I figure a person is never too old to learn a new trick or two.

Randi Alexander said...

LOL, Jackie! That's what I like, too. Reading new things that I didn't even know existed - and telling my husband about them. Then he gets that look in his eyes... New tricks are awesome!

Jenn3128 said...

Ha! I read that review also and had a WTF moment.

I have yet to read anything that is too much for me! I think I might have trouble if there was blood involved somehow.

(Oh & don't enter me for the book giveaway, I already bought Cowboy Bad Boys, loved it)!

Randi Alexander said...

Jenn, I'm relieved that I'm not the only one who likes the adult toys. You're right, blood would be tough to handle, especially in a romance. I'm so glad you liked Cowboy Bad Boys!

Mel B said...

Hello!! I love the Bag of Toys. They all sounded great to me!! Of course purple is my favorite color so I am all about all things purple. They would match what I already have ;)

Great question! I love all kinds of "stuff". I haven't been turned off by anything I have read yet. But I am not into breaking the skin. I an handle some of the harder stuff, but I think I would have to draw the line at blood. Not my thing.

I already have Cowboy Bad Boys. Just working on making the time to fit in more reading in a day. :)

Mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Randi Alexander said...

Hello, Mel, purple is such a sexy color, isn't it? One of the newest things in fetishes is Piercing Play, which draws blood, but I can't imagine how an author would work that into a romance novel. I'll be on the lookout, though, to see if anyone does! Good luck finding more reading time. If days were only longer...

Randi Alexander said...

Congratulations Jackie54736! You've won an ecopy of Cowboy Bad Boys! Please contact me at Randi @ RandiAlexander dot com to claim your prize, and please let me know which format you'd like!

Thank you to everyone for commenting, and for following my blog tour!

A big thanks to Becca and the Romance Writers Behaving Badly crew for hosting me!