Magic Touch Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Magic Touch Giveaway Hop!

What creates that special bit of magic between two people? Chemistry? Pheromones mixing just right? Who knows; but we can all recognize it when we see it. I’ve included an excerpt below from Safeword: Quinacridone, because I think Travis has the magic touch when it comes to Cara.

I’ll be giving away an ebook copy of Safeword: Quinacridone Tuesday, April 30th. There are three ways to enter — do all three and you’ll be entered three times, or do one and you’re entered once:

  1. Follow me on Facebook and let me know about it (email, comment, or FB message)
  2. Follow me on Twitter and let me know about it (email, comment, or Twitter me)
  3. Comment below.

Safeword Quinacridone Cover

If you’re already following me on Facebook or Twitter let me know who you are, and I’ll count it.

To read a blurb, click the book cover and you’ll be taken to the book’s page.

You must be 18 or older to enter. Make sure you leave your email address in the comments. Good luck to all who enter!

You can return to the Magic Touch Giveaway Hop page, or continue onto one of the next six blogs in the list:

* Natasha Blackthorne ~ Erotic Romance 
* Romancing the Book 
* Barb Hicks  
* DC Juris  
* I Smell Sheep 
* Jordan K. Rose

This Hop is hosted by author Kallysten and book blog Riverina Romantics. In addition to individual prizes provided on each blog, the hosts are offering assorted swag to the first 100 participants who simply tell them they want some. See all details and sign up at here.



“Do you remember when I told you to say yellow if you couldn’t breathe, or needed me to understand something wasn’t working for you?”

She looked up, not sure where he was going, and nodded cautiously.

“Here’s one of my secrets. I like it when a girl begs me to stop but I can keep going. I like it when I can hurt her a little, but I don’t wish to cause pain she’s not okay with, and it wouldn’t be good for either of us if she really wanted me to back off. So we agree to a word that’ll mean stop, and then she can say no and stop and please don’t all she wants and we can pretend I’m forcing her. I’m telling you this because I think you’d like it too.”

“What word?” Her gaze returned to the comforter and she had to concentrate to sit still. She found herself intrigued, but mortified at her body’s reaction.

“It’s your word; you get to choose. It shouldn’t be something we’d normally say during sex and it’s better if you find one with special meaning, something personal.”

She raised her head again, needing to see his face but wanting to look at the comforter. “If yellow meant slow down and check in I’m betting red is used for something more serious, right?”

He nodded and she said, “Okay then. Quinacridone. That’s my stop word.”

His face broke into a lopsided smile, as if relieved she was going along with this. “Quinacridone. That’s a new one. What does it mean?”

“It’s a red pigment.” She suddenly felt shy again and looked away. “It’s used in higher quality paints sometimes.”

He chuckled, a happy laugh. “Do you have a word you’d like to use for yellow?”

Eyes still averted, she shook her head and focused once more on her big toe. “No, yellow’s fine.”

His fingers touched under her chin, gently lifting her face. “I want to spank you, Cara. I want to put you over my lap and spank you with my hand, and if you like it enough maybe with a paddle, too. Then I want to play with your asshole with my fingers, get you ready for me before I fuck you there. If you say quinacridone, I’ll stop and hold you and do everything I can to make you okay. If you say yellow I’ll back off, see what needs adjustment, and we’ll carry on.” He leaned forward, kissed her forehead. “If you tell me to stop, or say no, or ask me not to do something, or call me a fucking bastard, I’ll keep going.”

He tilted his head and seemed to study her a few seconds before asking, “Sound like something you want to do?”

“Spank me? Like a kid?”

“No.” He shook his head. “Not like a kid. This isn’t punishment; it’s for fun. I’ll make it good for you and if you don’t like it we’ll stop.”

The idea didn’t sound so bad, but the reality? To drape herself across his lap and present her ass for a spanking? Could she? She’d rather not have to submit to it, which was the great thing about most of the assholes she screwed — they did what they wanted and didn’t make her talk about it.

She felt so vulnerable when he made her look at him. His finger was still under her chin and she aimed her eyeballs down, trying to escape his gaze.

He moved his hand, letting her have control of her face again and said, “I won’t make you ask for it, but I need to hear what you’ll say if you want me to stop.”

Her eyes were focused on the navy and forest comforter, seeing the patterns in the soft brushed microfiber that felt almost like baby fine deerskin. “Quinacridone.”

“Okay. Over my lap then Cara Mia, you can leave the robe on if you like.”

He readjusted until he was seated with his back against the headboard and legs straight out. Cara crawled to him, as it seemed the easiest way to get there, but it felt odd and she was a little surprised to discover it turned her on. She draped herself over his lap, leaving her robe on.

A weight rested on her ass — no heat, just a weight — his hand over the robe.

“I like starting with clothes sometimes; it’s fun to reveal what’s underneath. Kind of like unwrapping a present.”

His hand smoothed its way down her bottom to her thigh, and she felt the warmth of his palm as it traveled lower than the robe and they were skin on skin. His fingers were silky soft as he drew them back up, pushing the fabric up her legs.

She felt herself grow wet and wanted to wiggle her ass on his lap, but she held oh-so-still, barely breathing. This was a brand new experience and her body loved it but her mind was reeling. His hand was at the top of her left thigh now, slowly sliding its way up, and the cooler air brushed her skin as he pushed the robe higher, and higher.

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  1. Posted April 20, 2013 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    Thanks for participating in our hop!

  2. Aly P
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    FB Alina Popescu
    twitter megeara_erinyes
    Thank you

  3. Mary Roya
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    Already following you on Facebook! Don’t twitter. Just not ready to do that. Keep writing so I can keep reading.

  4. Meghan Stith
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    I follow via FB: Meghan Stith
    Don’t have twitter!
    This is an awesome blog hop! I’m a big fan of supernatural books especially romantic ones. I love magic and I love that you never know what people’s abilities are going to be. It leaves so much more open to guessing because the world that the author builds all of a sudden does NOT follow our world’s rules. I love when people can listen to thoughts or move things with their minds. I also think being able to control other’s emotions would be a handy gift. Probably my favorite books involving people with magic are ‘Beautiful Creatures’ and ‘Poison Study.’ It must be hard to be responsible for such power. I love when Lena from ‘Beautiful Creatures’ is trying to harness all she has. It’s something akin to the awkwardness we all go through in middle school in which we are trying to figure out who we are.
    Thanks for the giveaway and I’m gonna keep on hopping!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  5. Kaylyn D
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Fb- Kaylyn Davis
    Twitter- @kaylyn_davis

    Posted April 22, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    thank you for sharing in the hop.
    following you via facebook and twitter.
    facebook – kyla whitley
    twitter – @kylarae60
    jukyjoauka at aol dot com

  7. Posted April 22, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the giveaway. A blogger I follow made me SO eager to read this!

    facebook: Jill O’Sullivan
    twitter: @jayohsul


  8. Anne
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for participating. I was already a twitter follower. (acm05)

  9. Vanessa N.
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Great excerpt and i love the cover.
    Twitter: @mythic021
    FB: Vanessa Nieto

  10. Merry
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Great excerpt! You do know the magic touch when you see (read?) it, and it’s definitely here. I really like the connection and chemistry between the characters.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  11. desiree
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    i follow you
    desi the blonde at msn dot com
    but ilov hot book and title and i can get it read inless than 2 days

  12. desiree
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    ilove hot books and then the cover is super hot and then i now othe who would love to read this

  13. BookLady
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    What an exciting book! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

  14. nicole krutz
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    thank you for the giveaway! friended you on facebook (nicole krutz)

  15. bridgette bandell
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    oh what an awesome giveaway!!! So love BDSM Romance! Good Luck to all!!

  16. Mary Mooney
    Posted April 27, 2013 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    Just found you on Facebook. This book sound so good. Can’t wait to read it!!

  17. Natasha
    Posted April 27, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  18. Cindy Barton
    Posted April 27, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    This has been the Best. Hop. Ever. I have had a blast answering questions and checking out all the books and excerpts.
    F/B friends – Cindy Mucha Barton
    twitter follower – @cmucha319

    Thanks for the hop!

  19. Posted April 28, 2013 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Facebook – Sherry Strode
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  20. Karen Arrowood
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    We are already FB friends (Karen Palmer Arrowood), and I followed you on twitter – @Karen_Arrowood .

    Thank you so much for participating in this hop. I appreciate the opportunity to win. :-)


  21. Posted April 30, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by and entered!

    And the winner is….

    Kaylyn D