Tuesday, 6 August 2013

A new website for Polly J Adams #erotica #authors

At last, I have my very own website, over at www.pollyjadams.com!

As part of that, this blog is moving, too. The new address is http://blog.pollyjadams.com/

All the old content has moved there, but I'll be leaving everything here at my Blogspot site, too, as there are so many links and bookmarks pointing here. There will be no new blog posts at Blogspot after this one, though.

So how about a quick guided tour of the new site?

Well there's the blog, for starters, and I'll be continuing with the usual extracts, author interviews and news, but there's far more. I have to say that it looks great, and I'm hugely grateful to my support team for their efforts.

There are lots of ways to explore the site. The home page will always feature my latest books, but you can also click through to see all of the erotic romance books by PJ Adams, and all the explicit erotica by Polly J Adams. You can see a fab cover gallery: all the covers displayed in a random order each time you visit - roll over the images to see them in all their glory. You can view books by categories, including bondage and rough sex, suspense, and foreplay and seduction. One of my favourite features is the word cloud of keywords associated with each book.

As you might be able to tell, I'm very excited by it all!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Character interview: meet Willem Bentinck-Stanley from The Object of His Desire

Now this was a fun one to write!

When the lovely Nitzan at Drugs Called Books asked if I could provide a character interview for my guest Insatiable Reads post, I had two obvious choices.

I could do a straight interview with the protagonist of The Object of His Desire, Trudy Parsons - a young American woman who gets caught up in murderous intrigue and scandal in the heart of the British Establishment.

Or I could write an interview with Willem Bentinck-Stanley, a man who - with good reason - guards his privacy fiercely. He's had bad experiences with the press and his past scandals have taken a lot of burying out of the public gaze. Why would a man like Will consent to being interviewed, and what would he ever reveal to a journalist?

Guess which way I went?

Character interview: meet Willem Bentinck-Stanley from PJ Adams' The Object of His Desire

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Hot Summer Romance

Welcome to my stop on the Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop!

July has been a fabulous month for me: lots of activity, centered around the Insatiable Reads summer book tour. 

With more than two dozen novels in the tour, we've seen some phenomenal successes, with several of the books entering Amazon's overall top 100 and top 50, and others taking high positions in other charts.

My own book, The Object of His Desire, has been one of my most successful titles to date, and has been occupying strong positions in this month's Hot New Releases charts.

With lots of guest blogging, interviews and social media activity, it's been fun, it's been tiring, and Hell yes, I'd do it again at a shot!

And the latest activity is giving away copies of my book.

As part of the Hot Summer Romance blog hop, organized by Insatiable Reads, I'm offering two free copies of The Object of His Desire:

Copies in the ebook format of your choice (as long as it's Kindle, epub or PDF!) will be sent to two randomly selected people who have either commented on this post (including an email address) or mailed me directly at pollyjadamswriter (at) gmail.com. Do remember to state which format you'd prefer!

There will also be an overall Grand Prize draw run by the blog hop organizers, with grand prizes of a Kindle Fire and a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate.


All you have to do is visit links on the tour (listed at the end of this post) and leave comments as you go. Buying our books is optional, but of course we hope you will ;)


The Object of His Desire by PJ Adams

When Trudy goes to her estranged brother's wedding, the last thing she expects is one of those moments: a handsome stranger, their eyes meeting across a crowded room... a tempting, but dangerous stranger. A passionate erotic romance, where scandals buried away in the past lead to murderous intrigue in the present, in the intensely steamy world of the super-wealthy and powerful.

"PJ Adams has creatively combined the erotic with a touch of romantic suspense added to that is a thrilling mysterious subplot...mixed all together and you get a fabulous storyline. I loved it!" - I Am A Book Addict And Proud Of It!

"Love, mystery, and a killer on the loose! What more could you want out of a good erotica romance thriller, right? Well this book has even more than that to offer... Read the book! It's good! Really, really good!" - Penelope Jones, author of Iniquitous Solace
 

The Object of His Desire is available from:
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Kobo
Barnes and Noble
All Romance eBooks
Apple iTunes

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

New: The Billionaires' Sex Club - introductory price #erotica #bdsm

Now available in a single volume
at the introductory price of 99 cents (for a few days only):

The Billionaires' Sex Club by Polly J Adams

When Kate Vale decided to spend the summer as a waitress at parties for the super-rich, she knew she would be moving in circles she'd never encountered before. It turned out to be a world of depravity and pure unbridled lust she had never even dreamed could exist.

Later, when she signed up with the Billionaires' Sex Club she thought she knew what was in store. Endless days fulfilling the sexual fantasies of the super-rich, a world of depravity, control and submission.

What she didn't realise was that she could be put up at auction, sold to the highest bidder, and when the you're signed up to the Billionaires’ Sex Club, the stakes can get very high indeed.

But then... what happens when the stakes get even higher?

All three Billionaires' Sex Club novelettes in one volume. Explicit stories of bondage, dubious consent, multiple partners and more from the bestselling author of Bad Again and Wings of Desire.

The Billionaires' Sex Club is available from:
Amazon US - Amazon UK - Barnes and Noble - Kobo - Smashwords

Pollygraph (interviews with romance and erotica authors): Anna Antonia

If you had to sum up your new novel, Mad for You, in a single tweet of 140 characters, what would it be?
All anyone really wants is to truly be seen & loved—even if they’re a little mad, bad, and dangerous in how they go about it.

Sounds great - why not take some more space and tell me more?
Take a billionaire with an unhealthy fixation on his first love and a woman who’s never allowed herself to fully trust and you have “Mad for You”. The novel explores an unconventional, second chance romance between these two people who fell in love years before but were too afraid to let themselves be really seen and understood by the other.

Where does it fall on the scale between sweet romance and down'n'dirty erotica?
The first book leans more towards sensual romance but the second one promises to take a darker trip towards down’n’dirty erotica. And I can’t wait! ;)

What do you think is the attraction of the super-wealthy lover (yes, there's the money, I know, but what else?)? Why do we like so much to read about them?
I think on a simplistic level it calls to our universal need for security, but it really boils down to power. Super-wealthy lovers are alpha to the max because of what it took to acquire their wealth. The woman who captures his attention also captures that power. It’s the ultimate aphrodisiac.

What makes a good erotic romance novel for you?
A good erotic romance novel, for me, is one that explores the psychological as well as the physical aspects of a couple’s relationship. The more layers it contains, the better. When a writer lets me peek into the mindset of her characters, it makes the sexual that much hotter. We are able to understand why the Hero is possessive or why the Heroine is afraid to trust, but neither are able to resist the lure of the other.

Mad for You has been released as part of the Insatiable Reads Summer Tour. Which other IR authors should we look out for?
I couldn’t even begin to choose. :) I’d invite your readers to explore the books. There’s tons of sexy storylines to discover!

What's your ideal writing day?
My ideal writing day starts with a comfy pair of socks, snacks, and a great movie playing in the background. Oh, and a clean house. (Rarely do I manage to get that part done first.)

What's the perfect gift for a super-wealthy lover - or admirer - to give?
His time and full attention.

Where's the most romantic place for a vacation, no expense spared?
Turtle Island in Fiji. Only a maximum of 14 couples are allowed on the island at a time, with each couple having a private beach all to themselves. It’s exquisitely beautiful and is truly paradise on Earth. Fun fact: the movie “The Blue Lagoon” was filmed there.

What have you read recently?
Kresley Cole’s “Lothaire”. I’m new to her series, and reading out of order, but I’m really enjoying it so far.

And finally, a variant on that opening question: in no more than 140 characters, tell readers why they should buy your book.
Can Gabriel & Emma’s obsessed & damaged romance still be true love when it defies logic & borders on insane? Come find out. #MadforYou


Mad For You by Anna Antonia
I had gone to high school with Gabriel Gordon. Despite his heavenly name and matching beauty, Gabriel was anything but angelic. Rich, spoiled, and far too cynical for his age, he could easily charm the skirt off a prim beauty or a young teacher or two. Gabriel Gordon was mad, bad, and ...well, you probably know the rest.

The years hadn't changed him, despite taking over his father's company and expanding it into a multinational corporation. Unfortunately, it was just my luck that I found myself working in Gabriel's building. Although I had managed to avoid him for the better part of a month, a chance encounter in the elevator proved he was still an arrogant man who showed far too much interest in the shape of my mouth and nape of my neck.

From then on, Gabriel bedeviled me, teased me, and more often than not, made me want to throw things at his head. Still, just as in high school, I couldn't help but see the pain behind his lazy grin and the shadows in his crystalline gaze. When Gabriel confessed his love for me, I should have been the happiest woman in the world. Too bad I couldn't believe him...

Emma Adams had always considered herself level-headed, even-tempered, and most of all, sane. So how did she become someone who couldn't seem to push Gabriel Gordon away? No matter how sweet his words could be or how easily passion exploded between them, getting involved with the outrageously wealthy playboy had to be the height of insanity. Given their tumultuous natures and personal demons, there was only way a relationship between them could survive: in madness.



Insatiable Reads Book Tour
Anna Antonia's Mad For You is part of the Insatiable Reads Summer Tour:
What happens when you bring today’s hottest adult romance authors together for one month to celebrate readers, romance, strong heroines, kissable heroes, sassy sidekicks, and terrible villains?
You end up with 27 sizzling hot novels and one hell of a party!
Each novel debuting in July is a steamy romance in various subgenres – paranormal, thriller, suspense, contemporary, and new adult. Some popular adult themes include BBW, light BDSM, billionaire, and ménage.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

All I want... more new romance releases from Insatiable Reads

Tied to Him by Delilah Fawkes
Rose never thought she'd agree to a fake marriage... until she met bad boy Jackson Pierce.
Amazon US - Amazon UK

His Passion, Her Temptation by Malia Mallory
The final book in the Dominating BDSM Billionaires Series.
Amazon US - Amazon UK

Dear Rockstar by Emme Rollins
She's crazy for a rock star. He's crazy enough to be one. Sometimes the best things in life are crazy.
Amazon US - Amazon UK

Always by Ellery Rhodes
She swore off boys and he's not looking for strings. But you never forget your first love...
Amazon US - Amazon UK

One Night of Danger by Clara Bayard
Is he a sexy savior or just another betrayal waiting to happen?
Amazon US - Amazon UK
 

Insatiable Reads Book Tour

More about Insatiable Reads

What happens when you bring today’s hottest adult romance authors together for one month to celebrate readers, romance, strong heroines, kissable heroes, sassy sidekicks, and terrible villains?

You end up with 27 sizzling hot novels and one hell of a party!

Each novel debuting in July is a steamy romance in various subgenres – paranormal, thriller, suspense, contemporary, and new adult. Some popular adult themes include BBW, light BDSM, billionaire, and ménage.


Giveaways and Prizes
Insatiable Reads will run one large giveaway during the month of July. The grand prize is a Kindle Fire. Second and third prizes consist of 40 Amazon.com gift cards for either $10 or $5. Individual authors will have copies of their books to give away and may offer additional prizes at their discretion.



Monday, 15 July 2013

Pollygraph (interviews with romance and new adult authors): Helena Newbury

If you had to sum up your new novel, Dance For Me, in a single tweet of 140 characters, what would it be?
A troubled dance student falls for the millionaire who hires her as his muse.

I'm hooked already - tell me more.
It's set in and around Fenbrook Academy - a top performing arts college in New York where dancers, musicians and actors all rub shoulders. It's a place where you see ballerinas sitting in the cafeteria next to guys running lines from CSI, and where rock guitarists have to get along with violin players.

It's a story of Natasha and Darrell, two lovers who struggle to deal with big personal issues. What were these issues and how hard was it to write about them?

Both characters are trapped by their pasts. Natasha is consumed by guilt and self-harms as a way to deal with it. Darrell looks, at first glance, as if he has it all. He's a multi-millionaire designer with a mansion, a fast bike and plenty of parties to go to. But his drive comes from anger, and it's eating him up from the inside. When he meets Natasha, he's close to burning out, and his anger has led to him doing some very dark things...

Dance For Me has been described as New Adult: what does that label mean to you?
I believe that Young Adult is about becoming an adult. New Adult is: I'm an adult - now what? It's about dreams colliding with reality - your life doesn't turn out the way you wanted it, or it does and you discover it's no longer what you want. You're dealing with that on your own, flying solo for the first time now that your parents have stepped back, making your own mistakes and living with the consequences.

The novel has been released as part of the Insatiable Reads Summer Tour. Which other IR authors should we look out for?
Andra Brynn has a book out called Where I End and You Begin which I was privileged to beta read. That's an amazing book, about a college student who's perilously close to coming off the rails, and the man who might just be able to save her. It has everything: great characters, some very original settings (the characters go urban exploring, so it's all tumbledown houses and abandoned buildings) and very deft handling of some painful issues. The writing is superb - go and check out an extract and you'll see what I mean.

Nadia Simonenko has Found out, which is the sequel to Lost. It's a release day purchase for me because I loved the first book.

What's your perfect writing day?
Get up early, get some words crunched before breakfast, do maybe three one hour sessions in the morning, cook lunch, another three sessions in the afternoon with breaks for coffee and the gym and stop in time to still have a free evening.

And your perfect evening out?
One of those warm summer evenings where the sky stays light and full of promise and you can sit outside with a candlelit meal.

Summer or winter?
Winter as long as there's somewhere warm and snug and preferably underground to cuddle up with alcohol. Summer as long as I'm not stuck indoors.

What have you read recently?
After Math by Denise Grover Swank, which I really enjoyed.

And finally, a variant on that opening question: in no more than 140 characters, tell readers why they should buy your book.
A ballerina, in leotard, tights and pointe shoes, clings to the back of a muscled biker as they speed through the New York streets. If you like that image, you'll like the book.

Dance For Me (Fenbrook Academy #1)
by Helena Newbury

Natasha is one of the most promising ballet dancers at the prestigious Fenbrook Academy of Performing Arts and she’s just landed a life-changing audition. But no one knows the guilt she carries...or the damage it makes her inflict on herself when she’s alone.

Darrell is a multi-millionaire designer at 25. But past traumas have pushed him into isolation and the intense pressure of his work has brought him to the edge of burnout. Seeking inspiration, he sees Natasha dance and hires her as his muse.

As she dances for him, the two become entwined in a passionate but troubled relationship. He starts to see the pain inside her and helps her gradually lower her defenses...but Darrell has demons of his own. Can two broken people save each other? Or will the darkness they’re hiding consume them both?

This New Adult Romance is recommended for 17+ due to mature themes, sexual situations and language.

Author Bio
I’m a New Adult Romance author who loves writing about what happens when love and dreams collide with the real world. I wrote my first novel, Dance for Me, in daily chunks in a very busy, very noisy coffee shop, which meant I had to order a black Americano every hour, on the hour, to keep my seat and wound up wired on caffeine most days. Unlike my characters, I can’t dance.



Insatiable Reads Book Tour
Helena Newbury's Dance for Me is part of the Insatiable Reads Summer Tour:
What happens when you bring today’s hottest adult romance authors together for one month to celebrate readers, romance, strong heroines, kissable heroes, sassy sidekicks, and terrible villains?
You end up with 27 sizzling hot novels and one hell of a party!
Each novel debuting in July is a steamy romance in various subgenres – paranormal, thriller, suspense, contemporary, and new adult. Some popular adult themes include BBW, light BDSM, billionaire, and ménage.