Wet and Wild Blog Hop (May 20)

Welcome to the Wet and Wild Blog Hop!

I didn’t have to think about which book might fit best with the Wet and Wild theme. From the beginning of Safeword: Quinacridone, Cara is intrigued — but horrified — by the very concept of watersports. Travis won’t do anything she isn’t comfortable with, but he patiently answers all of her questions and eventually finds a way for her to experience things from a distance. I wanted to give readers an insight into the reason it’s a turn-on for so many people, without squicking them too bad. I’ve included a very short excerpt of one of their conversations, below.

I’ll give away an ebook copy of Safeword: Quinacridone on Saturday, May 25th. 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)
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  3. Comment below.
Safeword Quinacridone Cover

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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 Wet and Wild Blog Hop page, or continue onto one of the next four blogs in the list:

* Donuts and Desires
* Leila DeSint
* Sadey Quinn
* Romance BooK Club (US)Book Referees



Cara slid down his body, scooting back under the covers. “You said you could arrange for me to watch someone being peed on?”

He dipped his head. “I can. There’s a kinky camping event with a kiddie pool set up especially for watersports, or if you want something more private I can arrange for someone to come to the house.”

“Would you be the one to…”

Stretching out beside her, he propped his head on one hand as he stroked her cheek with the other. “No.” He paused, added, “Unless it’s what you’re asking to see, in which case I can hire someone. I thought you wanted to see another couple in action and I can invite a close friend to bring his slave to the house for a private play party.” He smiled, his eyes warm and happy as he traced the line of her jaw with the back of his fingers. “He’d love the opportunity to make her submit to it in front of us.”

“You said you’ve done it before?”

He sighed, moved his hand to her stomach, and gave her his undivided attention. “I have, but it’s been a while. For a short period I really got off on it, and thankfully I was in Europe at the time where some of the streetwalkers are more likely to agree to that sort of thing, for a price.” His gaze rose for a second and he brought it back, as if forcing himself to look at her instead of an interesting spot on the wall. “It shames me now, how much I got off on the degradation of pissing on them in alleyways and behind garbage bins. I’ve grown up since then and wouldn’t enjoy it anymore. Not like that, anyway. I mean, if I was with someone who got off on it, I could…but back then?” He shook his head. “I was no better than the assholes who used you with no thoughts for your feelings.”

He looked away again, obviously uncomfortable, and Cara reached up to stroke his cheek. “How old were you?”

“I don’t know, maybe seventeen or eighteen? I kept a residence in Paris at the time.” His eyes met hers again and he grinned. “The age of consent’s fifteen; you can buy alcohol at sixteen and can get into clubs at eighteen — though a little cash would get me in at seventeen without a problem.” He shrugged. “I wasn’t a party animal, I still worked a ridiculous number of hours a week, but I was also a teenage boy and too young and full of myself to have so much money and power.”

“Don’t beat yourself up too bad. You grew up, and I’m betting you paid them enough that they don’t think terrible thoughts about you when they remember it.”

He rolled onto his back and stared at the ceiling. “It’s nice having someone who believes in me. The truth is, a few times I got off on just paying what I thought I could get away with, so they wouldn’t make a scene. Later, you’re right, I more than compensated them, but…” he sighed, rolled back to her, and met her gaze again. “I’ve never been this honest with anyone but Paul. You know how much I love you, right?”

Cara smiled. “And I love you, too, but don’t change the subject. What about it turns you on? Not then, but later…and, now, if you were going to.”

“The power, and the visual; but it’s more than that. A dog uses urine to mark his territory, so in a way it’s as if I’m claiming them. Some of it’s probably the taboo factor of pissing on someone, and even more so, making them drink your urine. But just watching it wet them, drip off them, soak their hair, and the look on their face.” He closed his eyes, inhaled slowly, and opened them. “I don’t personally like the odor, so if I know ahead of time, I hydrate really well.”

“You’ve paid people regularly, so you felt as if you owned them for a few weeks or so, right?”

“Yes,” he tipped his head, “and in some of those cases I used watersports to drive home my ownership.”

“Would you feel as if you own me more if you peed on me?”

“More? No, I don’t think so. Maybe in the moment, but long term I’m secure in our relationship.” He leaned down to caress her lips with his and rose above her with a happy smile. “I don’t need to prove I own you, and I think that’s what I was doing with them. Besides, we own each other. I’m yours as much as you’re mine.”

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  1. Carol
    Posted May 20, 2013 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    I have most of your books with this one on my wish list at All Romance. You’re one of my auto-buy authors now.

  2. Posted May 20, 2013 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I follow on FB-Kerry Fraser Pacious
    I follow on Twitter-@leah92196

  3. Anne
    Posted May 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    I like how you don’t shy away from the less appealing aspects.

    FB Anne M.
    twitter acm05


  4. Cassie Hoffman
    Posted May 20, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    thank you for joining the hop :)


  5. Posted May 20, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for joining the hop! and thanks for the great giveaway!

    twitter: @red_tigergirl2
    facebook: Sarah Kalaitzidis

  6. Jeannie Platt
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    I follow on FB Jeannie Baker-Platt and twitter @jeannietone…I love your books they are pretty darn spicy :)


  7. Posted May 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Hi Candace, I bought the book a while back, and it’s queued up on my iPad! Can’t wait to read it. Love reading this type of edgier erotica and yours is some of the best. :)

    sheri[no space]savill[AT]gmail[dot] (com)

  8. Rachel
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Thank for participating!

    FB – Rachel dosSantos
    Twitter – @dragon5174

    dragon5174 (at) gmail.com

  9. Pam
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the giveaway!


  10. Michelle Willms
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    michelle_willms@yahoo.com; I’ve sent you a Facebook Friend request and I’m following you on Twitter. I enjoyed the book excerpt. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  11. Jamie
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    I’ve really been wanting to read this one for a while now!!!
    I follow you on FB-Jamie Canosa
    and Twitter-jl_canosa

  12. Teresa
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the blog hop. It’s fun!

  13. Lona
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Thx for the hop stop.

    I follow on FB Lona Johnston
    Twitter @LonaStringer

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  14. BookAttict
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    Twitter: @BookAttict
    Facebook: Elizabeth Kotkiewicz Hyatt

  15. Natasha
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  16. Corinne
    Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    FB: Corinne Alexander
    Twitter: @sassychassy333
    sassychassy333 at gmail dot com

  17. Marlene Hustvet
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the chance to win. Have not read you but I am always looking for the next book and great authors!

  18. Denice Mae
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    What’s with the urine talk? =)

    FB: Denice Cordero
    Twitter: @DaffBlear
    Email: Gloxina_Keya (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Thank you for the chance to win!!!

  19. Merry
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Great excerpt! I loved the excerpt–the characters really connect and it’s interesting to see a taboo discussed openly.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  20. BookLady
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  21. Celina K
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

  22. Barrie
    Posted May 23, 2013 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Candace, sounds like another great read!

    I already follow you on FB and twitter:)

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  23. heather kaufman
    Posted May 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ncprincess96 at yahoo dot com

  24. bn100
    Posted May 23, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    thanks for participating

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  25. Kamla L.
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    Loving this Hop!! Thanks for being part of it!
    I set a FB friend request: Kamla L. Data
    Would love to follow you on twitter but I’ve reached my limit until I get more followers: @Kamla_L.


  26. Gabrielle Jones
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    I love hops like these but I think this one might be my favorite so far!

    I sent you friend request on facebook, I’m under the name Gabrielle Jones.


  27. Posted May 24, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the great giveaway.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  28. Amber
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Great excerpt!
    FB-Amber Hall


  29. Posted May 25, 2013 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    TY and GL all

  30. Maria
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    Added you on facebook and twitter :)

  31. Danielle Hoover
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the hop! mikiajanaiATyahooDOTcom

  32. Andra
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing the giveaway! Such awesome prizes! a wonderful start to the summer!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  33. shadowluvs2read
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    This sounds so good!! Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! Its tons of fun!
    FB: Shadow Kohler
    Twitter: LuvToRead09

  34. Jessie L
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for being part of this fun kick off the summer blog hop! I already follow you on FB – Jessie Mora Llewellyn
    Twitter – @jessie1811

    JessieL62 at comcast dot net

  35. Heidi S
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to win!


  36. Posted May 27, 2013 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Carol — Thanks so much! What a nice thing to say :)

    Anne — Nope, no shying from the tough stuff. Not in books, or real life.

    Jeannie — I’m glad you enjoy them. Spicy is one word to use, certainly. Especially a particular scene in this book. With Peppers.

    Sheri — I hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for the compliment.

    And finally…. the winner is…. Lona. Be sure to check your email, Lona.