Guest blogger Karyn Gerrard!

It’s a great pleasure for me to welcome fellow Canadian and romance author Karyn Gerrard. She always has a lot on the go, including her hot stories and active blogging, so I’m thrilled she could spend some time with us today. Welcome, Karyn!

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Thanks to Love, Lust and Laptops for having me! This book is a big step in a new direction for me, as it is a category, contemporary romance that is not erotic, the heat level is sensual. Also its one of my longer pieces at 60,000 words. It is also book 2 in the Wicked Men of Rockland series, so it is also my first detailed series that will feature multiple characters and overlaying plots.

I started out writing short stories and novellas, and I always believed writing is a learning experience. I have certainly learned a lot along the way and am eager to learn more. I want to write at various heat levels and have more characters and intricate plots going forward.

Though a voracious reader, I only came to romance about 8 years ago when I picked up a second hand copy of a Mary Balogh historical at a yard sale. I haven’t looked back. Never dreamed I would be published, and am still in shock my first submission was accepted back in 2011.

Romance books are escapism, taking us away for a while from the complications of real life, but they also show us the importance of emotion, love and sex in our lives. I love reading and writing romance and hope to continue!

Look for BOLD SEDUCTION (by Karyn Gerrard), a historical from Kensington Publishing’s digital line, Lyrical Press in early 2015~

 

HIS WICKED CELTIC KISS by Karyn Gerrard
  • Book #2 Wicked Men of Rockland
  • File Size: 688 KB
  • Print Length: 181 pages
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance (October 20, 2014)
This is book 2 in my series, WICKED MEN OF ROCKLAND. Book 1 is THE WICKED BAD

Category, contemporary romance of approx 60,000 words, not erotic

 

Thanks to Love, Lust and Laptops for having me! This book is a big step in a new direction for me, as it is a category, contemporary romance that is not erotic, the heat level is sensual. Also its one of my longer pieces at 60,000 words. It is also book 2 in the Wicked Men of Rockland series, so it is also my first detailed series that will feature multiple characters and overlaying plots.I started out writing short stories and novellas, and I always believed writing is a learning experience. I have certainly learned a lot along the way and am eager to learn more. I want to write at various heat levels and have more characters and intricate plots going forward.

Though a voracious reader, I only came to romance about 8 years ago when I picked up a second hand copy of a Mary Balogh historical at a yard sale. I haven’t looked back. Never dreamed I would be published, and am still in shock my first submission was accepted back in 2011.

Romance books are escapism, taking us away for a while from the complications of real life, but they also show us the importance of emotion, love and sex in our lives. I love reading and writing romance and hope to continue!

Look for BOLD SEDUCTION (by Karyn Gerrard), a historical from Kensington Publishing’s digital line, Lyrical Press in early 2015~





BLURB: It took just one teasing wink and a sexy Irish lilt from bad boy Lorcan Byrne to turn Julie Denison’s world upside down. The problem is, he’s only in town for six months, and happily ever after isn’t in this world traveler’s vocabulary.

Julie’s worked hard to get her life in a good place—dropping substantial weight and getting a great job at her friend’s bakery. But this handsome charmer is just as tempting as any of the decadent pastries she sells, and she can’t resist his advances for long. Julie fully expects Lorcan to break her heart—but she’s planning to enjoy every second she can of their explosive chemistry.
After years of danger as a soldier and a spy, Lorcan fled to tiny Rockland, Maryland for some boring downtime. He didn’t count on meeting someone who could ignite his libido and soothe his damaged heart, and their passion soon leads to deeper feelings. But can Julie convince Lorcan he has more to offer her than just his wicked Celtic kiss?
Sensuality Level: Sensual
EXCERPT:

“Julie. You look beautiful,” he whispered with awe. The smile slid from her face and her lip trembled. Oh, damn. What did I say? He wasn’t lying. He held out his hand, she took it and stood. “You’ve done your hair. Like ribbons of golden sun.” He dropped her hand and stepped close so her breasts brushed against his chest. He bit back a groan, then framed her face and stroked her flushed cheeks with his thumbs. A sheen of moisture glittered in her beautiful eyes. “Brings out those adorable gold flecks in your lovely eyes, darlin’.”



“Thank you,” she murmured.



Her vulnerable response touched him in a deep uncharted area of his heart. He lowered his head and tilted her face up. “I’ve been aching to do this since that night at the pub. Indulge me. Only a taste.”



His lips barely touched hers, but it sent roaring heat to all parts of his body. Lorcan suddenly had a vision of sprawling her across the counter and plunging himself into her feminine heat. Where did that come from? Just from an innocent kiss? He didn’t dare suckle those lips any more or he’d lose all control. He stepped back. Julie’s eyes were closed and her lips still slightly puckered. A slight whimper of protest came from her when he moved away.



“Thank you,” she whispered.



Lorcan smiled broadly. “You’re welcome. You’d best prepare yourself, Julie.

Whenever we find ourselves alone like this, I will be kissing you. You’ll never know when it’s coming or just how wicked it will be.”



Her eyes snapped opened. “Wicked?”



“Aye, I’ve been told I’ve a wicked kiss.” He winked at her. “Shall we head out? Nick recommended this place so if it’s no bloody good, we can blame him.”

Julie smiled and nodded. He took her hand. Simmering flame, bloody hell.




THE WICKED BAD
(Book #1 Wicked Men of Rockland)
  • File Size: 531 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1440573468
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance (April 15, 2013)
Nick Crocetti is an imposing figure in black leather riding his motorcycle about the town of Rockland. Owner of a bar, The Chief, whispers of criminal dealings and a murky past swirl around him. Dark and brooding, Nick is “the wicked bad” in looks and demeanor.
 Veronica Barnes, leaving a husband from a disastrously quick Las Vegas marriage and her high-paying consulting job, returns home after ten years to follow a lifelong dream and open her own bakery. Despite the mutual physical attraction – and a shared past – Nick and Veronica are wary of each other and have protective fences around their hearts.
 Can they break down the barriers of past heartbreak, or is Veronica just a good girl who longs to rub against “the wicked bad”?
 Sensuality Level: Hot
FREE READ: The epilogue to The Wicked Bad Click HERE
For a limited time, you can get The Wicked Bad in this box set, 10 novels for the low price of 99 cents!
 
SUMMER HEAT BOX SET 10 SPICY NOVELS! 
99 CENTS!
 
For a limited time, you can buy the Summer Heat box set, which includes 10 novels from Crimson Romance’s Spicy line! Not short stories, not novellas…but novels.

BOX SET BLURB: When the summer sun beats down on the beach, Crimson Romance turns up the sizzle between the pages. From hot bikers to powerful venture capitalists and those oh-so-sexy military men in—and out—of uniform, these ten books put the spotlight on the heroes who make us melt. It’s a collection of our steamiest stories by these rising stars:
The Wicked Bad—Karyn Gerrard
Infamous—Irene Preston
Prelude to a Seduction—Lotchie Burton
Inventing Sin—Alicia Thorne
His Fantasy Maid—Susan Blexrud
Island Pursuits—Heather Rodney-Diaz
Dangerous Love—Lilou DuPont
Her New Worst Enemy—Christy McKellen
Blitzkrieg Love—Livia Olteano
As If You Never Left Me—Katriena Knights




BUY LINKS


AMAZON/AMAZON UK/AMAZON CANADA

CRIMSON ROMANCE/ADAMS MEDIA STORE

BARNES AND NOBLE

ALL ROMANCE

Karyn Gerrard Bio: 
Karyn lives in a small town in the western corner of Ontario, Canada. She wiles away her spare time writing and reading romance while drinking copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. Tortured heroes are a must. A multi-published author with a few best-sellers under her belt,
Karyn loves to write in different genres and time periods, though historicals are her favorite. As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden.
 Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement keeps her moving forward.
                                 Karyn’s Site/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest

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