Thursday, 10 May 2012

Erotic Romance Madness Blog Hop!

Hey folks...welcome to The Romance Reviews Erotic Romance Madness Blog Hop!

As part of this promotion, dozens of authors are posting about erotic romance books they love! Lots of yummy books to help swell your TBR piles!  As a bonus, we're all offering prizes!  WIN-WIN!

All you need to do is:

1. Leave a comment on my post (answer the question I pose below)
2. Click on the button at the bottom of the page and you'll be taken to another participants page
3. Keep checking out all the yummy blogs!

And you too can win lots of prizes!

My contribution to the prizes is a PRINT version of the SUMMER SPECTACLES anthology.  You can find out more about this book HERE

You can space your posts out over 5 days, from May 10 to 14. The contest will start on May 10, 12:00am EST and will end on May 14, 1159pm EST.


Today, instead of spruiking one of my own books I'm going to tell you a little about another Erotic Romance that I just love!

It's been really difficult to choose. There are so many wonderful books out there, but I went with the first book that came to mind and that is a book that has inspired me in many different ways. I still return to it over and over again when I need to remember what I love in an erotic romance.

For me, erotic romance is not just about sex. Yes, there's a lot of sex involved, but the eroticism of the romance is more important. What does eroticism mean to me? Fantasy, arousal, my heart beating faster, my breathing affected, but most of all that feeling of flying that comes at the culmination of a journey of the relationship.

One such book that did it for me is GIFT OF THE GODDESS by Denise Rossetti.

The incredible journey that Denise takes us on is not only erotic and, quite frankly - HOT as hell - is so poignant, touching and romantic. Denise has a gift in being able to take us with her characters on their journey of their relationship and development. I am always inspired and dare I say - in awe when I read her books.  This was the first one of hers that I read, but only the first of many!

Here's a little bit about it:

Book 1 in the Phoenix Rising series
The Law of the love goddess Lufra states that no man may take his pleasure inside any part of a woman's body, unless she has climaxed first. Each time, every time. But when warrior-scout Anje is taken captive by Brin, Lufra's shaman, she discovers that not even divine law can protect her from the erotic wiles of two determined men.

Huge, dark and enigmatic, Brin wears a tattoo of the holy dragon on his magnificent body. Years of erotic training have given him skills and stamina Anje cannot match. But it's the strength of his will that threatens to conquer her very soul, while his beautiful young friend Trey has a bravado and a vulnerability that make her mouth water.

Anje fears Brin's arrogant prediction may be true—"You'll surrender, scout, and you'll glory in it. You'll abandon yourself and adore it. Because you trust—trust absolutely." Screaming and cursing her ecstasy, she learns that dark raptures are addictive. But neither man is what he seems and all three are pawns in a suicidal scheme to placate an angry goddess. Saving her lovers will take everything Anje's got—as a woman and a warrior.

CLICK HERE to read an excerpt

So - for a chance to win a print copy of the SUMMER SPECTACLES anthology -

What's your favourite erotic romance and why do you love it?  Please leave your name and email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win!

Now, click the badge below to continue on the Blog hop! (AFTER you leave your comment of course!)

The Romance Reviews Erotic Romance Madness Hop


andieleah said...

Wow...that cover is hot!!! My favorite erotic romance is Earths Desires by Daisy Dunn because it has twin werewolves and one very lucky girl!!! Twins...super hot fantasy and werewolves for my paranormal aspect I love to read

BJ said...

Bound by Sophia Oak was good.
This seems to be the question of the day....I swear I don't have a real favorite one...such a hard question to choose just one!!!!

beejee77 at gmail dot com

Jenn said...

I don't really have a favorite one. But I do like Susan Johnston

Maggie Nash said...

Hi andileah.

Isn't it just? Denise calls it "Mr Gorgeous" and I so agree!

I've heard great things about Daisy Dunn - much check her out!

Thanks for dropping by!

Maggie Nash said...


Yes, it's so hard choosing isn't it? I change my favourite depending on the mood that I'm in.

Thanks for coming to visit my blog today!

Anonymous said...

Oh, boy...I'm just wading into full-length erotic romances (preferably m/m); I've mostly read shorts in anthologies up till now. I love Clare London's short SAY A LITTLE PRAYER (sweet and sexy, with two very lovely and loveable guys). And Gregory L. Morris's short THE ROOKIE is beautifully plotted, hot but with a sweet ending!


Maggie Nash said...

Hi Jenn

Thank you for taking the time to visit me today! Yes, I like Susan too!

So many books, not enough time to read them!

Christina said...

I love love love the Wicked Lovers series by Shayla Black. Can't really choose one cause I love them all alot =)

Maggie Nash said...

Oh Christina - I'm with you there! I love all of them too! I have to get the last one yet...but I can't get it on my Kindle due to geographic restrictions. Darn silly things!

Mary @SweepingMe said...

I love All of Olivia Cunnings. I am eagerly awaiting her next in the Sinners series and Lover's Leap series. They get better each one. Why? Because it's great writing and it's just great reading!

mary_reiss @

Lacey T said...

I love a whole bunch of erotica but if i had to choose i would say Dirty by Megan Hart or Willing Victim by Cara McKenna!

Lacey T said...

I love a whole bunch of erotica but if i had to choose i would say Dirty by Megan Hart or Willing Victim by Cara McKenna!

Forgot to leave an email! :)

June M. said...

I don't really have a favorite....there are way too many great ones to choice from. I do tend to love books with either BDSM or menages. Some of my must read authors are Cherise Sinclair, Kallypso Masters, Eden Bradley, and many more.
I only started reading these books last year, and my first I believe was GIFT OF THE GODDESS! I loved it!
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Denise Rossetti said...

Good heavens, Maggie! I just stumbled over your blog post and I have to confess I'm a bit teary. THANK YOU for those beautiful words!

Next time I read a bad review of my work (not everyone has your intelligence and discernment *snork*) I'm going to think of this post and blow loud raspberries in their direction.

I've only read one Megan Hart - Pleasure and Purpose. Wow, just... wow! What a gifted writer. Other favourites are Emma Holly and Joey W. Hill's Natural Law. An amazing book.

Oh, and Mr Gorgeous thanks you too!

Anonymous said...

My favorite? Such a hard choice. Loved Truthful Change my Jane Davitt. That's gotta be one of my favorites.

booklover0226 said...

I don't have a favorite...yet, but the last one I read was Divine Grace by Heather Rainier.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Yvette said...

I love Cherise Sinclair books!

latanya said...

Marooned in Miami because of the hot scenes.

dlatany at gmail dot com

Mel Bourn said...

One of my favorites is Lorelei James. Her Rough Rider series were my introduction into the genre. I have been in love with the McKay cowboys ever since.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Tina B said...

Love the blurb! Another one to add to my TBR. :)
My favorite is not just 1 book, but Tempting Seals by Lora Leigh. I LOVE that series! I also agree with latanya on Marooned In Miami! Excellent book. Thank you for the giveaway also.
Sexy cover too.
trb0917 at

Vanessa N. said...

Great blurb. I love Lora Leigh's Breed series. I love the build up in the relationship between the characters and the emotional effect it has on the Breed characters. Their story helps to connect with them.

Catherine Lee said...

The cover of The Gift of the Goddess is so beautiful. To answer your question, I'm new to romance and even newer to erotica so I've read few so far. I did like the Candy books (Penny Candy and Hard Candy) by Jade Buchanan.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Gift of the Goddess sounds amazing...

Erm... I don't have a REAL favorite erotic romance... Theres way too many!

Eva's Flowers said...

Great sounding story, will have to add it to my TBR pile :) The first erotic romance that I can remember reading is Jaid Black's The Empress's New Clothes and that was only a little over a year ago. I enjoyed the sci-fi feel, the made up world and beings, and of course all the hot sex scenes! ;o}


books4me said...

WOWOWOW what A HOT cover and a great blurb! MY kind of man and sexual tension...YUM!

My favorite erotic romance? There are so many. I loved Petals and Thorns by Jennifer Paris. It was a great retelling of Beauty and the and hot!

books4me67 at ymail dot com

JoAnna said...

I like the Hell Yeah! series by Sable Hunter. I love how each brother gets his woman but it is never simple.

beckerjo at verizon dot net

Shadow said...

Right now, my favorite is Laurann Dohners New Species series. I love her! Her books are so good!! Thank you for the fun!

flchen1 said...

I'm not sure I have a single favorite--one writing team I love is Mari Carr and Jayne Rylon with their Compass Brothers series--hot and emotional!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Maggie Nash said...

Thank you so much to everyone who commented here :-) The competition is now closed. I will be announcing the winner very soon.


Maggie Nash said...

and the winner is Lacey T!

Email is coming!

Thanks again everyone for participating!