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Blog Tour: A Little Harmless Pleasure By Melissa Schroeder

In contests, General, Guest Blogging, Melissa Schroeder, Promo on October 27, 2009 at 7:01 am

UPDATE:

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Bella! You are the winner of your choice of print or ebook of mine in print. Please email me at MelschroATaoldoTcom for the details:)

Thanks again everyone and have a great Halloween:)

 

Hey, everyone! Melissa Schroeder here:) For those of you who don’t know me, I am an erotic and sensual romance author who writes in about every time period known to man, lol–and some that aren’t, lol. Recently, I turned in the third Harmless book, A Little Harmless Obsession,  for edits, and it was fun spending time with Evan and May, not to mention some of the older characters. I am really looking forward to writing A Little Harmless Addiction. It even got me in the mood to write a free Harmless story for Christmas:)

So, since I’m in a Harmless kind of mood I wanted to give you a taste and a chance to win a free book.  You can have anything in my backlist in digital or I have a select number of my print books to give out, including A Little Harmless Pleasure.  So, to make it easy, and since I am sort ofin a holiday kind of mood, I want to know where is your favorite place to spend the holidays? It can be real…or you can give me a fantasy of a place you would like to go. You can post here in them comments until Wed, 9 am eastern:)

Oh, and be sure to check out the first book, A Little Harmelss Sex and the free short story, A Little Harmless Fling on my website.

Now for that taste of pleasure…

A LITTLE HARMLESS PLEASURE

Cynthia Myers meets Chris Dupree at her former fiancé’s wedding. After a little dancing, and champagne, she ends up back in Chris’s hotel room. For one night of down and dirty sex. That’s it, that’s all. He lives far away, and she has other things to do…like get a life.

Chris is a switch. He likes to dominate but he also likes to play the role of a submissive from time to time. His last relationship with a sub turned nasty and since then, he has shied away from anything but straight vanilla sex. When he meets Cynthia, he finds a woman who could change his mind. His mate. The only problem is he has to convince her.

In a carefully orchestrated seduction, Chris teaches Cynthia about submission and dominance, allowing her take the reins. As he leads her through pleasures she thought she’d never experience, Cynthia’s self confidence soars and she finds herself falling in love with him. But, when he asks for submission in the bedroom, can she surrender to prove her love or was it all about a little harmless pleasure?

Warning, this book contains: Lots of sex, of course; bondage and submission done in a tasteful but wonderfully arousing way, propositions from a drunken woman, hot phone sex, southern accents, Hawaiian scenery, and OH MY, a m/f/m ménage that will send tingles all the way to your toes, along with other various body parts. A glass of ice cold water for refreshment is recommended while reading.

EXCERPT:

(c) 2008, Melissa Schroeder

“You’re embarrassed to be seen with me.” He said the words, worried they might be true. He didn’t think Cynthia was prejudiced, but he was in South Georgia, the heart of Dixie. It was different from Honolulu. Her family came from old Southern money, the kind that didn’t like to mingle with people of color—unless they were being served by them. But besides the color of Cynthia’s skin, there was the added problem of her background. She’d been taught to be ashamed of her sexuality. Even as she frowned at him, he slipped his arms around her waist and pulled her to him.

She settled against his chest. Her golden hair contrasted against his dark skin. He drew in a deep breath. The hint of her flowery perfume lingered beneath the scent of sex coating her skin.

“You know I’m not embarrassed to be seen with you. In fact, I would probably gain points for the gossip it would cause.”

He heard the smile in her voice and responded in kind.

She shook her head. “It isn’t being seen with you that would bother me. It is everyone knowing…well, knowing.”

Resting his chin on top of her head, he gently rocked her. “What does that matter? Everyone knew about you and Max.”

The sigh she released was filled with irritation. “Yes, they did. But, you see, I was marrying Max. A Myers doesn’t have one-night stands.”

He heard the scorn in her voice. He hoped it was more for what she’d had to endure than what had occurred between them. Glancing over his shoulder, he located a chair just a few steps back.

“Tell you what,” he said as he walked both of them to the chair. “Why don’t we have breakfast, and then you can go?”

When he reached the chair, he sat, pulling her down with him. She wiggled and crossed her arms beneath her breasts. Breasts he wanted to touch, lick, taste. Since he was nude, he knew she felt his erection. She stilled, looking down at him, her eyes simmering with passion.

“Chris.” She was trying to sound like she disapproved. It wasn’t working. Mainly because he could see the pulse in her neck jump and hear her breathing increase. “You would think…”

She closed her eyes as he grabbed hold of her hips and ground against her. “Think what?” He nipped at her earlobe.

She drew in a shuddering breath. “Chris…”

This time, there was such yearning in her voice it made him want to shout with triumph. She needed him like he needed her and playing fair was off the table. Knowing how sensitive her breasts were, he slid one hand up under her blouse and beneath the fabric of her bra. A few strokes of his thumb was all it took. Her nipple pebbled, and she moaned.

“Come on, chéri. Once more.”

And even though he said it, he silently acknowledged once would never be enough. He’d never felt this connection with a woman, the need to bring her into her own, to teach her the things that would make her complete. He moved his hand to caress her other breast, and she relaxed against him.

“This is our one chance.” He didn’t believe that. He would figure out some way to make it work, even thousands of miles apart. “Why would we not enjoy ourselves?”

She shuddered, her rear end wiggling over his erection. As the blood rushed from his brain, he had to beat back the caveman who said to throw her down and show her just how good they were together.

He slid his hand beneath her skirt. As he skimmed one finger along her slit, he pinched her nipple with the fingers of his other hand. Her gasp was filled with surprise and arousal.

“Chris…”

Her sex was so damp her panties soaked with her passion. She moved with him, her body taking over even if she still harbored doubts.

“That’s it, baby. So wet.”

In one abrupt motion, she pulled away from him and off his lap. He opened his mouth to argue with her, but she shook her head. She settled her hands on her hips, her breath coming out in gasps. Licking his lips, he noticed her nipples pushing against the fabric of her shirt.

“You know, you like to tell people what to do. But I’m not sure I want that.”

Again, his mouth opened in protest, but she touched her index finger to the tip of his cock, spreading around the beads of moisture that had bubbled up. Catching his gaze, she lifted her hand to her mouth, licking her fingers. A simple act, but it was probably one of the most erotic things he’d witnessed in his life. She put her finger between her lips, sucking the rest of the liquid off.

When she finished, she slid her finger out and smiled. “I was right, Mr. Dupree. You are delicious.” Her voice dripped with seduction, arousal, her Southern accent deepening, turning him inside out. He moved to stand, but she stepped forward and placed her hand on his shoulder.

“Uh, uh, uh. Mr. Dupree, I think we are having problems communicating here.” She trailed her fingers over his chest as she walked around the chair. Once she was behind him, she settled her hands on his shoulders, rubbing his tense muscles. “I think for once I should be the one to decide about this. True, you played along with me yesterday, but I don’t know if you suffered enough.”

He wanted to tell her that he had not been playing along. That he understood her need to dominate. She stole any rational thought as she moved her hands to his head, massaging his scalp. Chris closed his eyes and leaned his head back to rest on her breasts.

“You know, I have a feeling you enjoyed yourself last night.”

He chuckled. “How did you guess?”

She ignored that comment. “But you know what? I don’t think you ever told me what you like.”

Her hands skimmed down his face, past his chest and stomach, to his cock. He was held mesmerized watching her elegant, ivory hands contrasting against his darker skin as they moved down his body. Leaning against his shoulder, she draped her body over his and took hold of him at the base.

“It was all about making me happy, which is good. I don’t know if anyone ever thought about that before. But you know what would make me happy?” She nipped at his ear, then licked it.

“What?”

She stroked him again, allowing her thumb to pass over the head. “I want to drive you crazy.”

“You’re doing a good job of it right now, Cynthia.”

She pumped him a few times. Tension gathered along his nerve endings, his body coiling, reaching for the pinnacle. His balls were so tight, he was amazed he had held on this long.

“Not good enough, in my opinion.”

Once more she stroked him, teasing him with the release he needed, then she was gone and walking around the chair again. His body was pulsing, clamoring to reach fulfillment, and she left him. He opened his eyes and found her in front of him. Without a word, she dropped to her knees. She placed a hand on each of his legs and leaned forward. Touching her tongue to the base of his cock, she licked up one side, swiped over the top, and down the other side.

“Sweet. You taste so sweet.” He didn’t miss the excitement in her voice. She made him sound like a tasty confection, one she would relish, lick by lick, until she had completely devoured it.

She wrapped one hand around the base, took him into her mouth. She couldn’t take his entire length, but she did her damnedest. Closing her eyes, she set to work, sucking, kissing, licking him, driving him out of his ever-loving mind. Again, the tension mounted. He curled his toes, trying to hold off. Just as he felt he might not be able to stop his orgasm, she pulled away.

He looked down and almost came at the sight of her tongue darting out over her swollen lips.

“Hmmm.” That was all she said before she leaned forward to lick and suck his balls. Jesus. He’d created a monster.

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  1. Hi Melissa!!

    My favorite place to spend the holidays is at home. 🙂 There is no other place like it, ofcourse… I’ve never really had the opportunity to go any where else, lol. If given the chance, I would definetely want to go some place that is snowing. 🙂 Doesn’t matter where!

  2. We always spend the holidays with family.We all gather together at my parents house. My sister who lives in another provinces always calls too.

    I love those warnings they give with the books.That was a great exceprt too.

  3. Hey, Eli! I grew up in Germany, so I am happy to be living somewhere it snows again, or at least be cold. Although, the three years we were in Hawaii, that was kind of nice too. Something to be said for walking on a Hawaiian Beach on Christmas day, lol.

  4. Elaing8-
    we are the ones who have to call because we never leave near enough to home, and with two kids and a dog, along with two careers, it is hard to make it back. Little one still believes in Santa, so that makes it hard.
    I love the warnings too. They always make me chuckle.

  5. I’d love to have the chance to spend the holiday season in Europe, specifically Christmas in Germany (maybe finally meeting my cousins there?), and New Year’s in Vienna, with tickets for the New Year’s Eve Ball and the New Year’s Day concert by the Weiner Philharmoniker (of course!) in the Musikverein. It’s been my dream for years, and will probably continue to be just that – a dream. But there’s nothing that says I can’t dream, is there?

    Later,

    Lynn

  6. Hi Melissa, I like to spend the holidays at home normally with family, but that sometimes can be stressfull in itself. The best Christmas holiday I had was when we packed up and went to Walt Disney World. What a great time we had. Children as well as adults are in such a relaxed happy mood, there is no normal vacation pushing & shoving. Just everyone relaxing and enjoying the shows and sights. It was not tradional but it was one of the best I had and I hope to be able to do that again.
    Since Halloween is the holiday at hand: enjoy all the scary, spooky trick & treaters, eat to much candy:-) and be safe.

  7. Hi Melissa!! *waves* Dude, ALP is totally smokin HAWT and I can hardly wait for Evan’s story!!!
    I love Christmas at home because I’m just really a homebody – the Christmas season is my FAVORITE time of the year. Usually we have a white Christmas, which was always my dream growing up in So Cal/Maui. Disneyland during the Christmas season is absolutely beautiful though 😀
    I’d love to spend the holiday in the UK sometime. And you’re right, Christmas in HI is very cool (pardon the pun) Another place I love to be during the season is AZ – the weather is perfect and there’s just something about little lights on the saguaros and stuff that I find really beautiful.

  8. favorite holiday place thats easy at home and hoping for a white christmas that only snows on the grass not on roads and sidewalks. hey you said it could be fantasy

  9. Hi, Mel 🙂

    *sigh* you know I just love your Harmless books *bg*

    Okay, since you’re letting us do fantasy places, I’d wish that for the holidays I could gather with my friends and family in a mountain side lodge, with a cozy fireplace, snow, and hot cocoa *sigh* That would be heaven for me 🙂

  10. Hey Melissa! HAWT! Excerpt…whew! I need a change of clothes and a cold shower!!! LOL! Where is my favorite palce for Christmas, AT HOME with my mom, the best mom in universe by the way, and my dad (died jan 2001), my sister Diana and her family, by brother Johnny (died may 1977) my bro Tom and his family, my sister Patti and her family and me-the baby of the family at 46! I want one more Christmas together before God forbid He takes my 86 year old mother. She is spry and lets nothing get her down but she is getting old, she shuffles when she walk, she is starting to forget to forget things. She is my best friend and to have Christmas with her is all at I need in the world! Thanks for the chance for a great read! and Happy Holidays to everyone!

    johanna (jo)

  11. Oh. My. Gawd. That was just the most delicious post ever! I’m seriously drooling here! Hang on, must shut office door ;-).

    Ah, the holidays. Not to sound curmudgeonly, but the thing I like to do most is to go to some lovely beach with just DH and DD. We have tried the big family get togethers, and it is more stressful than not. And with me and DD both working full time +, it is nice just to be a complete family unit and enjoy ourselves. DD is 8 now though, so we might need to start bringing a friend as she starts to find us “boring”. 🙂

    This year though, no $$, so just going home to family and hanging out. Maybe back to the beach next year?

    Thanks again for the HAWT excerpt! I’m so glad to hear there will be more books in this series! I can’t believe we’re thinking about the holidays already! LOL

    ~bella

  12. Hi Melissa 🙂
    wow, you came from Germany? I live in Austria and for no money in the world I would go away…though…maybe… 😉
    I spend my holidays in Carinthia – here is all I need… mountains and seas year-long – the best from both! a further advantage: my family is here 😉
    wish you all the best!
    hugs, Ina

  13. Wow, this book sounds great! I enjoy spending the holidays with my family, where ever they may be. We made the mistake of doing Disney one Christmas, ugh, the crowds. Only got to do one ride!

  14. Hi Melissa,
    Romance books are no harmless addiction for me 🙂

    There is nothing I like more than spending Christmas at home with all of my family. I have spent a few holidays on vacation with some of my family, but not at home and it was just not the same.

  15. Lynn,
    I spent five Christmases in Germany and I would kill to do it again. I want to take my kids there and spend it with them, so they can see what part of my childhood was like.

  16. Gail,
    Yes, sometimes it can be stressful. I think a lot of times, esp for women, we end up doing so much work cooking or entertaining, that we need a vacation after out holidays.

  17. Bonnie,
    I do prefer the white/cold Christmas because that is what I remember from most my childhood. We lived in OH, then we moved to Germany. I was almost 10 before we moved to Texas, and I am glad to be somewhere again I can experience it.

  18. Jennifer,
    I agree with you. After experiencing snow for the first time in years, and my baby girl, otherwise known as DSS(demon seed the second) had never seen snow in person, I had to clean off the sidewalks. Not fun. So, I got with your fantasy, lol

  19. Ali,
    I find myself willing to cook a lot more often here in the winter. There is something about a cozy home, a warm meal and some hot cocoa later on that really warms the soul:)

  20. I think my favorite place to go for the holidays is in my imagination. I think of one of those old time Christmas towns where people are friendly, they greet you like you are somebody, you know the ones the songs sing about. I think of that place like it is real and wish I could be a part of the happiness and togetherness of that place.

  21. Joanna,
    That sounds wonderful.

  22. Bella,
    It is hard for me to avoid, my oldest, aka Demon Seed the First, DSF, is in band and they are getting ready for their Christmas concert. They are playing that Charlie Brown song so I keep hearing that over and over, lol.

  23. Ina,
    My father was military and we were stationed there for 4.5 years. It is my dream to make it back there some day, and do want to take the kids. Hubby, although he is 100% German, has never been either, so I really want to show them where I spent a huge part of my childhood.
    Loved Austria too. Just gorgeous country…you can’t beat either of them:)

  24. booklover,
    We have yet to do that, a Christmas on vacation. Our kids are 7 years apart in age, so we have had a continual Santa thing going on there. I do want to do Christmas in Germany before my oldest leaves for college in 4 years…OMG 4 years, lol.

  25. Candy,
    that sounds wonderful. I went to high school in a little bitty town, only 10K in the whole town, and hubby grew up there. It used to be like that, but I am not sure it is. There is a certain feel of that at a military base at times. I miss being on base this time of year because they are like a surrogate family and you do know most people in your neighborhood.

  26. Congrats Bella!! And thanks Melissa 😀

  27. Hi Melissa, sorry that I missed your chat. I really enjoyed A Little Harmless Sex and have this book on my tbr pile. Congrats to Bella.

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