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Guest Author (+ a Giveaway): Katie Porter – Redeeming Bad Boys

Posted October 7, 2013 by Holly in Giveaways, Promotions | 7 Comments

Katie Porter‘s latest Vegas Top Guns release, Bare Knuckle, is out now! To celebrate, we’re giving a copy away!

VTG-logo2-300x212Redeeming Bad Boys
by Katie Porter

Capt. Eric “Kisser” Donaghue has not been the nicest of our fighting pilots in “Vegas Top Guns,” our debut Katie Porter series. In Bare Knuckle, we had the challenge of redeeming a guy who hit on Jon’s girlfriend Heather in Inside Bet—the two men nearly came to blows—and who generally drank, chased women, and revealed a keen appreciation for hardcore boxing. Raised in a bad part of Detroit, making it into the Air Force, and more impressively as a piloting instructor, is the most important thing he’s ever done.


That’s where we started. A guy has to be pretty damn determined to make it from Detroit to the best of the best at Nellis Air Force base outside of Las Vegas. Vices aside, he had to have something worthwhile inside him to make all the sacrifices such a journey would demand.


Oh, and then at the end of book four in the series, Hard Way, he survives a plane crash. Scarred, tortured hero!


To say the least, the crash changed his perspective on life. He didn’t become all hearts and flowers. Just the opposite to start. He has a fatalistic streak a mile wide, but it redoubled his devotion to his brother, who’s undergoing intensive drug rehabilitation. He also develops a grudging respect for Capt. Leah “Princess” Girardi, the heroine of book three, Hold ’Em, when she’s promoted to squadron leader.


Still…surviving and becoming less of a misogynist ass doesn’t make for a happy ending. We needed to bring him all the way to the side of great romance heroes by giving him a solid kick in the pants. That kick comes in the form of fabulous stilettoes at the end of showgirl Trish Monroe’s long, gorgeous legs. If a man can’t become a hero for the woman destined to be the love of his life, he doesn’t belong in a romance novel.


Lucky for Kisser, he becomes just the hero Trish needs—and the perfect hero to top off the last of our “Vegas Top Guns” series. Enjoy!


We’d like to give away a copy of BARE KNUCKLE in any digital format. Just answer the question: What is the eternal appeal of the redeemed hero?

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About the book:


After a near-fatal plane crash, fighter pilot Captain Eric “Kisser” Donaghue is a changed man. By day he labors to regain

his confidence in the cockpit. By night he moonlights as an off-Strip boxer, fighting for prize money to pay for his younger brother’s third stint in rehab.

In the ring, no one cares he once had a face that launched a thousand one-night stands—and neither does Eric. He’s only there to win. Yet he can’t take his eyes off the new ring girl, a glitz-meets-pageant-queen vision of blonde perfection.

Down on her luck but not quite out, Vegas showgirl Trish Monroe lives for the spotlight. The scarred, steely-eyed loner who stares at her from his corner of the ring gives Trish an extra reason to strut her stuff.

Curiosity and the temptation of a no-strings good time bring them together. The discovery of their secret fetishes—she likes to show off, he likes to watch—turns mere sexual chemistry into a fiery exploration of matched passions. They’re a natural fit. Trust in love, however, is harder to earn than trust in bed, especially when this beauty and beast hide even from themselves.

Warning: This book contains a Sin City-style Beauty and the Beast love story, lots of naughty pics and vids, adrenaline-pumped base jumping, and a set of very important note cards. Oh, and as always, an incredibly hot fighter pilot.


 About the Author:

Katie-Porter-300x237Katie Porter is the award-winning co-writing team of Lorelie Brown and Carrie Lofty, friends of nearly seven years. After years of wishing and planning, they finally share an office in the Chicago area. Both are multi-published in several romance genres. Carrie holds an MA in history, loves movies, and has no fear of gross things like dissecting formaldehyde sharks. Her two daughters aren’t appreciative. Lorelie is a US Army veteran and true-crime devotee, whose three boys love when she screams like a little girl around spiders.

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Review: O Come All Ye Kinky edited by Sarah Frantz

Posted December 12, 2012 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Christmas is a time of love and joy, and the New Year is a time of renewal. But they are also times of stress and strife, family drama, pressure and heartache—a potent mix of high expectations and conflicted emotions. Add in power exchange relationships, kinky gift swaps, and unconventional love in a sometimes unforgiving world, and you have a formula for a sizzling anthology of stories that tug at your heart. 

Tree Topper by Jane Davitt 

Stan and Martin have been seeing each other for 6 months and love each other but it’s just not working for Martin. He wants to dominate Stan and Stan is a born submissive but every time he tries something new with Stan it seems that Stan shies away. In the meantime Stan is getting more and more mouthy and disrespectful to Martin and of course Martin feels that everything is his fault as he just doesn’t have any Dom experience.

When it comes down to finally breaking down and communicating about what’s up Martin and Stand discover that it’s a little bit of problem on both sides of the fence. They work out a plan that will work for both of them and they’re both thrilled. Especially when Christmas presents bring lots of fun toys to play with.

This is a cute story of two men working their way through their D/s issues. I loved how they finally just sat down and worked it out and left nothing to chance. The play after Christmas was fun and I loved seeing Martin use his imagination with a little wrapping paper and tape.

Rating: 3 out of 5 

Twas The Night by Ava March

Percival and Michael have been having sex for a few months and they’ve both been having a great time. They have to be discreet as sodomy is against the law but they manage quite well. Michael, however much he likes Percy, and he does, has no idea what Percy likes when it comes to sex. Yes, Michael can tell that he likes to be dominated but he wants specifics. On this Christmas day he gives himself a present from Percy and that’s to have Percy tell him exactly what he wants. For Percy this is damned difficult. He’s only acknowledged his desire for men for a year and his guilt and shame at wanting to submit eats at him. He manages to let Michael break through his walls and the end result is fantastic.

I’m not normally a fan of m/m historicals but as this takes place mostly in a house I couldn’t help but like it. Michael is a kind, caring lover and I loved that about him. Yes, he is in command when he and Percy are together but he’s not cruel in any way. Watching Percy come out of his shell a bit and knowing that he will continue to grow in the relationship just made me smile. This was a great story I liked a lot.

Rating: 4 out of 5 

Fireworks by Katie Porter

In this story we meet Emma and Rachel who have been in a D/s long-distance relationship for 2 years. But it’s all over after New Years Eve as Rachel is moving to Tokyo for a year. Emma is crushed but wants this night to say goodbye.

Rachel is emotionally cut off. She’s been disappointed in people her whole life and though she’s the one who has always left when someone is disappointed in her she feels that everyone leaves her. She would love to have Emma go with her to Tokyo but she KNOWS that Emma will just end up hating her and abandon her in the end. Or will she? Rache’s fear of rejection might have her making all the wrong decisions in the end.

The f/f story brought a couple of feelings to the surface while I was reading. My heart ached for Emma because I knew she loved Rachel and wanted to be with her and a bit for Rachel as well as I could tell that she had had a hard time in life emotionally. That being said the sex was not my cup of tea. Rachel definitely dominated Emma and Emma loved it, got off on it, flew to unknown places in her own psyche because of it. I personally just didn’t care for the hair pulling, face slapping and Rachel’s attitude in general as it just read as more cruel than sexual. The name calling wasn’t something I enjoyed either. I wouldn’t like it in m/m or m/f either so I think that’s pretty standard with me. Those are my own preferences though so someone who likes that might enjoy this story more than I did. I’m happy to say that the big emotional scene was left to the end so I ended the story on a high note.

Rating: 2 out of 5

Candy Caning by LA Witt 

Nate and Stephen are doing their Christmas shopping but neither is really have a great time at it. Nate and Stephen, especially Stephen, like Christmas less and less each year. This because every year they spend Christmas Eve with Nate’s family and Nate’s mom’s is highly critical of both of them, especially Stephen. He can do no right, say no right and he’s certainly not good enough for Nate. Of course if Stephen wasn’t there then she’s be digging into Nate. Basically she’s just a critical woman.

Neither one of them is looking forward to that banner day but when they come across a very large, very thick candy cane while doing their Christmas shopping all thoughts of his mother flee his head because he has thoughts of candy caning floating in his head. Though Stephen mentioned it might be something to think about nothing is set in stone, or peppermint.

This was a great little short story. There really wasn’t a lot to it except that you could sense the depth of emotion from both Stephen and Nate and I love that about Witt’s writing. The sex scene – with yes, the cane, is very hot and kinky and oh so good.

Rating: 4 out of 5 

Submissive Angel by Joey W. Hill

Six months earlier Robert found Ange beat up in the alley behind Robert’s vintage toy shop. He gave Ange a room and a job…and his heart. Robert knew from minute one that Ange was the submissive for him but he never made his move. Now it’s Christmas and Robert can’t hold back any longer. He heads to the toy shop, as Ange has a room in back, and finds Ange dancing. Ange of course has been waiting months for Robert and is very excited to have his master finally do what he’s been waiting for.

While this was a very sweet story it just didn’t work for me all that well. Something about Ange rubbed me the wrong way. He was almost too sweet and while it was a nice story I just couldn’t get into it as much as the previous stories.

3 out of 5 

Open Return by Elyan Smith 

Zach is back from a 15 year absence. He had contacted his foster parents and “friends” just a couple of times after he took off without a goodbye or a backward glance all those years ago. When he heads into his small home town in Illinois his foster parents are having a Christmas party and his old lovers, Laura and Scott, are there as well. Zach has to deal with his feelings as he returns to his somewhat close minded town and people who will always see him as Hannah and not Zach. He also is anxious to get back to Laura and Scott, who are now married with kids, and what they had to offer in the bedroom.

While this was a decent story I was kind of lost to the point of it all. Besides reconnecting with old lovers and showing us a sex scene that was very bdsm extra lite, I was that connected with the characters. Laura and Scott weren’t delved into at all and Zach…well, Zach confused me. He just seemed so up in the air about what he wanted in life. He had a great job in Australia but would give it all up to be with Laura and Scott, who didn’t seem all that completely into him? IDK, I just didn’t understand his thinking. I think the story was too short to fully realize all the emotion that Zach was feeling and I wish the story would have been longer.

Rating: 3 out of 5

Ring Out the Old and In the New by Alexa Snow 

It’s Christmas by Evan isn’t feeling the holiday spirit, as much as his partner tries to get him to. Evan, some months earlier was mugged on the tube and his face scarred. After being stared at his whole life for his beauty now he fears he will be stared at because of his monstrous face. Russell is also trying to help Evan as he hasn’t left the house – he just doesn’t feel safe.

This was a cute story. It was Russell gently taking care of his sub, Evan, and making him feel safe that was the basis of the story. Russell uses his domination to help Evan feel safe and know that he is loved, no matter what he looks like. Nothing too kinky involved but yet very sweet.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 

His Very Last Chance by Kim Dare

Drew is freaking out. His Dom, Kingsley, overheard him saying something that was taken the wrong way and now he’s afraid that Kingsley is going to end their relationship. What Kingsley really wants is to let Drew know that he couldn’t be more wrong about him and that he loves Drew.

Another cute story with some bondage and wax play. Kingsley was trying to show Drew how he felt about him. I didn’t really feel all that much emotion in the story, except Drew’s fear that he’ll be pushed aside, but I really enjoyed the scene in the end.

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

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Katie Porter’s Amazing Race for a Kindle (Giveaway)

Posted October 27, 2012 by Holly in Reviews | 0 Comments

Have you read a book by the debut co-writing team of Katie Porter? Have you told others what you think? Now’s your chance! With Kindles!

We’d love to get the word out by giving others access to the most important opinions of all: those of readers! It’s so simple. Just post a review of DOUBLE DOWN on Amazon.

Love it, hate it, think it’s worth a solid three stars…? Want to write a few lines or a treatise? We can’t wait to hear what you think. Here are the prizes.

When DOUBLE DOWN reaches 25 reviews, we’ll give away a $50 Amazon gift certificate to a randomly selected reviewer.

When DOUBLE DOWN reaches 50 reviews, we’ll give away a $119 Kindle Paperwhite.
When DOUBLE DOWN reaches 100 reviews, and for every 100 reviews after that, we’ll give away a $199 Kindle Fire HD.

You only need to enter once. One person. One voice. But your chances are never exhausted–unless you win, of course. For example, if you’re reviewer number 12, you’ll be eligible for the 25, 50, and 100+ review prizes. By encouraging other Katie Porter fans to participate, you up the prize stakes.

Fine print: No purchase necessary–coz hey, libraries and friends loan copies all the time. We’ll ship anywhere these American version Kindle devices are functional, or replace the prize with an Amazon gift card equivalent. Those who already own Kindles may choose a Amazon gift card equivalent. Your opinion will not affect your odds, as all drawings will be conducted via Random.org. Contest ends December 27, 2012. Void where prohibited..

Thank you for your enthusiasm, and best of luck in your amazing race to a Kindle!

Please Note: This is not a Book Binge sponsored contest.

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Guest Author (+ a Giveaway): Katie Porter – Hold Em’

Posted October 2, 2012 by Holly in Giveaways, Promotions | 18 Comments

Today we’re welcoming Katie Porter (the writing duo of Carrie Lofty and Lorelie Brown) back to celebrate their latest release, Hold Em’.

Hot as Hell Bikes
By Katie Porter

Both Mike and Leah from Hold ’Em ride motorcycles. I’ve mentioned this fact at a couple stops on the Katie Porter book blog tour (which seems never ending, which is AWESOME. I love that we’re being…received, I guess at so many places) but I haven’t spent any time really describing the bikes.

The Book Binge seemed like the appropriate place to do that, since (I believe) Holly’s husband is a motorcycle cop! (I really, really hope that’s true or this whole post will be embarrassing. Oops.) [H: Yep – carry on!)

I’m not sure how many people realize, but the vehicles of the Vegas Top Guns series are practically an extra set of characters. Ryan from Double Down is an All-American guy next door and drives a Ford F150. Jon of Inside Bet is a playboy with a titanium-plated ego who drives an Aston Martin DBS convertible.

So when it was time for our favorite fly girl to step up to the plate, we had to make sure she had a vehicle that could hang with the big guys—because Leah wouldn’t have it any other way. For such an adrenaline junky, a motorcycle seemed like the way to go. She rides a Ducati street bike, the cream of the speedy crop. Then we custom painted it bright pink, because Leah’s still quite aware of the fact that she’s a girl. It’s still got 140 horsepower, enough to leave almost anyone in the dust.

Except Captain Michael Templeton, her hero, needed a bike that was fully badass in its own way, so he’s got a BMW S1000RR. That bad boy gets 195 horsepower.

But I’ll tell you a little secret: the bikes they have in the final copy of the book are now what we put in the rough draft. We had them on two exceedingly respectable bikes, but ones that were lacking that extra splash of sexy. (Mike had a Harley and Leah had a Suzuki.) We got that extra oomph from an absolutely wonderful copy editor who happens to ride and who made a few suggestions. Now Mike and Leah ride so much awesome that it’s pouring out of their ears—and they’re racing across the pages.

Well, honestly Mike and Leah race in more ways that one, not all of them involving engines. And it’s a hell of a ride!


Up next for Katie Porter, the co-writing team of Carrie Lofty and Lorelie Brown: 

Now that the first three of the RT BookReviews 4½ Star Top Pick “Vegas Top Guns” series have been released, readers can anticipate the final two installments, HARD WAY and BARE KNUCKLE, in 2013.

November brings the m/m Christmas-themed CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR, described as “masterful” by Publishers Weekly. In January, LEAD AND FOLLOW will launch the five-part “Club Devant” series of erotic multi-partner romances set in a hot New York City burlesque club.

Where to find us:

Twitter: @MsKatiePorter
Or individually: @carrielofty and @LorelieBrown

We’d like to give away a copy of DOUBLE DOWN, INSIDE BET or HOLD ’EM (winner’s choice) in any format. Just answer the question: Would you ever (or have you ever) ridden a motorcycle?

Thanks again to Book Binge for featuring Katie Porter and Hold ’Em!

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Guest Author (+ a Giveaway): Katie Porter – Captain Jon Carlisle

Posted September 11, 2012 by Holly in Giveaways, Promotions | 17 Comments

You know what happens when authors Carrie Lofty and Lorelie Brown combine forces? AWESOMESAUCE in the form of Katie Porter. The writing duo has a new release, Inside Bet, Book 2 in the Vegas Top Guns series and they’re here to talk about it (among other things).


What Captain Jon Carlisle Spends Money On….
By Katie Porter

So, I’ve written a lot of blog posts lately. Really. A lot. That’s what happens when you’ve got three books coming out within three months and you love them like hotcakes and want to support them. But it also means I’m getting a wee bit burned out on thinking of topics.

When I’m in a tight spot, I often google. “I need a blog topic!!!” (Complete with exclamation points. The amazing Sasha Knight, Samhain editor, won’t let many get through to print, so I use them liberally elsewhere.) What I found was “What you spend money on.” Me? Really? Someone might want to know where I spend my money? Naaahhhh.

But Jon from Inside Bet tosses money around like the privileged few do. He’s got a sexy as hell car, of course, an Aston Martin DBS. (This is where I’d normally provide a picture, but I don’t want to get my lovely hosts sued for copyright infringement. So go google it. Sexiest sports car ever.)

And when he meets accounting executive Heather Morris and successfully seduces her into a night in Las Vegas, Jon goes all the way. There’s no low-rent Caesars’ Palace for them (Caesar’s Palace shows up in Hold ‘Em and is put to very good use.) Jon takes Heather to The Palazzo, a luxury resort for the most discriminating in Vegas. And naturally, he gets the suite with one and a half bath and a separate bedroom. (Jon likes a good bedroom.) There was research involved, naturally and did you know that the suite picked for Jon was bigger than some houses? Bigger than my house in particular. Kind of mind blowing.

I didn’t bother looking up the price of the room rental. Because Jon wouldn’t have asked first. Not only would he have no reason to worry about it (loaded heroes ftw!) but to him that would be just tacky for the first night he was with a woman as put together as Heather. He likes unraveling women and pushing them past their boundaries. Who can do that when they’re mincing around about spending too much?

His sheets have name brands. For really. Garnier Thiebaut. Only the finest for Captain Jon Carlisle. (And that includes Heather.)
But I swear you won’t hate him. I promise! Jon isn’t afraid of being normal, either. He wears a T-shirt and jeans with the best of them (though you probably shouldn’t ask how much his jeans cost. Just look at how good his ass looks in them) and when he goes out with Heather for a burger and shake, it’s all good. Well. It’s better than good. The scene that comes after burgers has been pointed out as one of the hottest scenes in the whole book. I’d certainly agree too.

Up next for Katie Porter, the co-writing team of Carrie Lofty and Lorelie Brown: 

Now that both RT BookReviews 4½ Star Top Picks DOUBLE DOWN and INSIDE BET have been released, we’re looking forward to the September 25th arrival of HOLD ‘EM , featuring wild child Leah and a surprising reunion with a fellow pilot. The final two installments of the “Vegas Top Guns” series will follow in 2013.

November brings the m/m Christmas-themed CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR, and in January, LEAD AND FOLLOW will launch the five-part “Club Devant” series of erotic multi-partner romances set in a hot New York City burlesque club.

Where to find us:

Twitter: @MsKatiePorter
Or individually: @carrielofty and @LorelieBrown

We’d like to give away a copy of DOUBLE DOWN or INSIDE BET (winner’s choice) in any format. Just answer the question: What expensive thing do you drool after?

Thanks again to the Book Binge for featuring Katie Porter and Inside Bet! (We love this site!)

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