Saturday, October 26, 2013

Guest Post + Series Spotlight + Giveaway ~ The Plus One Chronicles by Jennifer Lyon

SERIES SPOTLIGHT INFO

The Plus One Chronicles

A wicked proposition…
     A sensual possession…
          A dark obsession...

The Plus One Chronicles: Searing passion and fiery vengeance collide in three explosive books.

An Erotic Love Story

Thank you so much for having me here today on BooksBooks&MoreBooks! I’ve just released OBSESSION, the third and final book in The Plus One Chronicles Trilogy. A reviewer on Amazon said of The Plus One Chronicles: “I was expecting an erotic book, and I got a love story.”

Exactly! I set out to write a love story, but the tone of the book is erotic. And that’s due to the characters. Before meeting Kat, sex was the only connection that Sloane had with women. He’s a highly sexual man and once he begins to fall in love…that sexuality ramps up. Add to that the fact that Sloane is blunt and honest, there was no way to hold him back sexually and still tell the story authentically. 

And there there’s Kat. She is caged by fear from an attack she can’t fully remember. That attack left her with scars on her leg, a limp, and panic attacks. She’s been hiding in her bakery, and avoiding the larger world. She agrees to be Sloane’s plus one, and in his bed if he’ll train her in self defense. As Kat begins to grow, and learns she can trust Sloane with her body and her heart, then she must also grow sexually.
But what I found most powerful in telling an erotic love story is that as the clothes come off, the emotional honesty ramps up. It has to in order to create that deep and binding emotional bond that is the catalyst for sizzling sex. Here’s an example in this clip:

He stalked toward her, heat rolling from his pores.

Dragging her gaze up, she was suddenly unsure. He wanted her physically, but was it only sexual chemistry and nothing more? He’d shoved her aside the second she’d gotten in his way. “Sloane?”

“On the bed, baby.” He eased her down until he loomed over her. “Sex has never been like this for me. Until you.”

Hunger yawned painfully in her chest, a craving so vast and wide, Kat clutched the comforter to keep from falling into it. Desperation to be more than the right set of body parts at the right time burrowed deeply into her heart. “What?”

He cradled her face in his palm, his eyes melding into hers with raw honesty. “The way I can show you how I feel. Before you, sex was just a release. Now…it’s how I love you. We hold nothing back. Lift your knees around me and spread your legs. Show me what you won’t share with anyone else.”

God, what he did to her. She absorbed his words, letting them soothe and fill her ache to be loved. His gaze stayed on hers while her body drowned in heat and twisting emotions. Sloane had only had touch and comfort through sex. It was all he’d ever known, and he was giving that to her with his love. She drew her legs up along his sides, letting her knees fall open. Cradling his face, she said, “Only for you.” 

His eyes flared, pupils swelling. With easy grace, he slid down her body…

Both of them are desperate for each other, but Kat’s fear comes to the surface. She needs to be more than just sex to him. But Sloane sees her fear, and reveals more of himself by telling Kat that before her sex was only a physical release. This scene is about a lot more than sex.

Not every story needs to be told with an erotic tone. But for this particular story, I think it brought more emotional layers to the characters.

If you like erotic love stories, I hope you’ll give the The Plus One Chronicles Trilogy a try, beginning with the first book, THE PROPOSITION.

THE PROPOSITION

The Plus One Chronicles, Book 1

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Rich, sexy and volatile, Sloane Michaels has a dark agenda that keeps his heart on ice. His extreme wealth gives him the control he craves and his skills as an ex UFC fighter the tools he’ll need to extract his ultimate revenge. But when the woman he never believed he’d see again crosses his path, Sloane is caught between the vengeance he needs and a sexual conquest he craves.

Kat Thayne has been in survival mode for six years, hiding behind the sweet creations for her bakery. But when a random carjacking brings her face-to-face with her darkest fears and hottest fantasy, Kat is forced out of hiding and offered a dangerously passionate proposition. One she knows she isn’t strong enough to refuse.


POSSESSION

The Plus One Chronicles, Book 2

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**Please note: Possession is book two of a three book series. Readers should start with The Proposition.**

Savagely sexy billionaire Sloane Michaels ruthlessly controls his life and everything in it. Even his sex partners are carefully negotiated plus-one arrangements, including his latest, the fiery bakery owner, Kat Thayne. But Sloane’s control is challenged when his mentor becomes seriously ill, and his need for Kat, his need to possess her at all costs, rivals only his single-minded goal of vengeance for the murder of his sister.

After surviving an attack six years ago, Kat Thayne escaped her fears in the protective world of her beloved bakery. Then Sloane Michaels storms into her life, making her feel beautiful, strong and sexy. Yet as Kat pushes her boundaries and uncovers a dangerous secret in her past, Sloane’s controlling side emerges. Worried that Sloane will possess her mind, body and soul, Kat fights to keep her hard won independence. But just as Sloane demands her complete surrender, she discovers he has a dark side that could destroy them both.

**Possession is an adult contemporary novel and is not intended for younger readers due to mature content.**

OBSESSION

The Plus One Chronicles, Book 3

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In the explosive conclusion to The Plus One Chronicles Trilogy, obscenely rich, jaggedly handsome and still obsessed with love and vengeance, Sloane Michaels must face an impossible choice: lose the woman he loves or betray his twin sister’s memory.

Watching the man she adores destroy himself for revenge, Kat Thayne knows she should run and never look back. But running isn't her way anymore. Kat has grown into a fierce fighter, and the man who helped her get there is the very man who needs her strength now. But as the sizzling passion and hard-won love bind Kat and Sloane even tighter together, old secrets and lies explode around them. Danger threatens. And Kat soon realizes that she’s risking more than her heart to be with Sloane…she’s risking her very life.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jennifer Lyon grew up under the shadow of the Matterhorn at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. She attended Walt Disney elementary school and her very first playmate was her beloved dog, Duke, who was cast in the role of hero in all their adventures.

Clearly Jen was born to daydream. But it took her years to figure out how to turn her imagination into a career as an author. After marrying and becoming a full time mom to three sons, Jen launched her career with the award winning Samantha Shaw Mystery Series and other romantic mysteries under the name Jennifer Apodaca. Later, she took the name Jennifer Lyon, combined her love of witches, alpha males and sizzling romance into another award winning series, the Wing Slayer Hunters.

Jennifer has several new releases coming out this year. THE PROPOSITION, the first book in her new Plus One Chronicles was just released on February 24 and following later in the year will be Book Two: POSSESSION - Coming 5/28/13 and Book Three: OBSESSION - Coming 9/24/13.

Writing under Jennifer Apodaca she will be releasing the first book in her Once A Marine series, titled THE BABY BARGAIN which will be out in March 2013 from Entangled Publishing in their Indulgence line.

For more information on Jen or her books, please visit her website or follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.
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