Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New Release a Bestseller: "Gift With Purchase"



I didn't expect my story about two beautiful men of the gay persuasion to hit the Amber Allure best seller list, but--there you have it! It came in at number three for the company, in January.

For the writing of "Gift With Purchase," I drew on my experience as a make-up artist and skin care specialist at some of the Fifth Avenue stores in NYC. As I built the two main characters for this sizzling story--Colin Welling and Tim Wilson--I focused on specific men I'd worked with in the industry over the years, and threw in a bit of movie star appeal for aesthetics. I imagined Colin Welling as a Cary Grant-type--a professional with dashing good looks and a smooth countenance. I modeled Tim Wilson on Orlando Bloom, imagining the star as a ballet dancer in the Masters program at the Tisch School of Arts.

And, boy, have Amber Allure readers responded to my recipe for man-love! I'm proud to be on the best-seller list as a result of this story, where love ultimately comes to dominate unbridled lust.

My latest release, "The Portal In The Park," is a foray into the adult fantasy realm. It's about a lovely spring day in the life of pretty ballerina Julie Daniels. Lost in strange woodland at Central Park, she experiences a lusty afternoon beyond her wildest expectations when she meets up with a faun and two nymphs!
Available at www.amberheat.com.

A current list of my ebooks includes:
The Portal In The Park
Gift With Purchase
Private Audition
My Comic Valentine
Urban Ambrosia

All are available at www.amberheat.com--look for Shara Bloodstone as author.

Thanks for stopping by to find out what I'm up to!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New ebook: GOTCHA!

Hello, Readers!

First of all, I'd like to thank you for being here to take a look at my blog.
I've gone through many changes since the publication of my first three ebooks with Amber Heat, released last spring as an anthology in print. Entitled "Sultry Urban Nights," the genre is urban erotica, with all three stories taking place in NYC. The book is available at both Amazon and Amber Quill Press.
I'm excited to announce that I now have three more ebooks coming out. The first one is available the week of October 28th, entitled "Gotcha!"
I'm proud of "Gotcha!" The storyline is full of interesting twists and turns, from Manhattan down to Sarasota, Florida.

Gotcha! by Shara Bloodstone
(Lesbian / Bisexual [F/F] / Contemporary / Chick Lit / Voyeurism / BDSM [Light] M/F)

Here's a short synopsis:
In spite of her reservations, Sienna Selinger agrees to some light bondage in bed at the hands of Peter, the dancer boyfriend she practically worships. But Peter betrays her trust when he leaves her there and goes out to do some shopping! After discovering he’s also a cheating on her with fellow ballerinas, Sienna leaves Manhattan for a sojourn in Florida.
Hired to tend a Tiki Bar, Sienna makes new friends and meets a slew of potential lovers. A motorcycle-riding hottie who frequents the bar, sexy Dominic Klossos, is among the customers smitten by her. When Sienna considers taking the bait he’s been offering, however, she discovers an important fact he's kept hidden: Dominic is engaged to a wealthy older woman he’s been living with, for years.
Sienna’s fellow barmaid, beautiful Cassie Hart, reveals a secret of her own: she prefers loving women to men. Once Sienna gets past her initial reluctance, she welcomes Cassie’s offer to “try another flavor” and finds herself engaged in the most delightful relationship she’s ever known.
Relentless in his pursuit of Sienna, Cassie agrees to help her lover exact some harmless but humiliating revenge against Dominic. After devising a scheme involving bondage in bed, Sienna and Cassie dupe Dominic into a compromising situation. The lovers reveal him as a cad by exposing him and his dishonorable intentions to his unsuspecting fiancée.
Here are two short excerpts, each containing sexual content:
Excerpt #1:

He gave her a peck on the lips and hopped up onto the bed, kneeling beside her. “Here, give me your arm…that’s it.” He tied her right wrist behind her head to a slim post in the middle of the headboard. “Now the other, baby.” Once he’d secured each wrist to a brass pole, he brought a paisley, red bandana toward her face.
Sienna recoiled. “What’s that?”
“To cover your eyes.”
“To cover my eyes? What’s up with covering my eyes?”
Again, Peter dabbed his lips against hers, then pulled away. She felt his hot breath against her upper lip as he spoke. “You won’t be able to see anything, right? So you’ll focus in on the feeling. It’ll be really intense.”
Sienna stopped and tried to imagine the situation before she agreed to it: complete visual deprivation, on top of limited movement.
This is going to be a strange feeling, she decided. Then again, it might be very sexy.
Bound to the headboard, she’d feel like an object. For a woman who liked to be in control, this was going to be quite a challenge. But that might be interesting, especially since it would require total trust in Peter and his erotic ministrations.
She softened her body and prepared to meet his demand.
“If I flip out…” she warned him.
“You’re not gonna flip out, silly girl. You’re gonna thank me.”
Peter kissed the end of her nose, then placed the bandana over her eyes and tied it behind her head. She was about to protest from her mounting fear of total darkness when her attention became riveted on the sudden dribble of oil running down her chest. When she felt Peter’s warm hands rubbing it into her skin, she relaxed and submitted to him, melding into the mattress.
With her arms stretched back and her hands tied behind her head, she basked in Peter’s attentions. The visual deprivation was bringing about a strange state of mind, which she hadn’t anticipated, as the intensifying sensations consumed her. As Peter massaged more oil into her skin, rubbing it into her breasts, her stomach, and along each of her legs, she felt as though her body was fusing with the heat coming off his hands. At times, she was barely able to differentiate between the skillful maneuvering of his palms and her own flesh. He’d avoided rubbing the oil into her private parts, she noticed.
Then she felt his mouth there, and understood why.
Excerpt #2:

Cassie slid the spaghetti strap down Sienna’s left arm. She slipped her hand under the cotton dress to cup Sienna’s bare breast. Sienna barely noticed her slide her other hand away from her ass, bringing it up to ease the dress off her chest. Cassie let the top of the dress fall around Sienna’s waist and caressed her ample breasts, manipulating them with increased passion. Sienna gasped as Cassie tweaked her hardened nipples between her fingers, rolling her hips against Cassie’s belly to steady her. Their bodies conformed as they swayed in sensual harmony.
Cassie made a subtle move to back up and slide the dress the rest of the way down Sienna’s torso. Sienna felt the waistline’s elastic band expand as the dress slid down over her hips, thighs and calves, landing in a pile around her ankles.
“We don’t need that anymore, do we?” Cassie purred. “Here, step out.”
When Sienna complied, Cassie gave it a delicate toe-flick to nudge it out of the way.
Clad in only a white satin thong, Sienna stood exposed.
“Beautiful,” Cassie waxed. “You are stunning.”
She wrapped an arm around Sienna’s curvy waist and ran her hand along her back muscles. Her other hand made a frenzied exploration of the terrain along the front side.
Sienna lost herself in the delicious sensations evoked by Cassie’s slender fingers sweeping over her skin with appreciative strokes. She accepted how amazing Cassie made her feel, in spite of reservations reminding her she was crossing a line “normal” women never do.
So, what’s normal? she asked herself. I don’t care if this is right or wrong. It feels right somehow. And, for the first time in a long, long time, I trust my lover.
She took Cassie’s head in her hands and kissed her lips. They opened into each other, their tongues exploring each other’s mouths, pressing and retreating in an intimate exchange. After several minutes of communing like that, Cassie broke away.
“You want to go to my bedroom?”
Sienna nodded.
Cassie took her hand and led her down the hallway.

Gotcha! by Shara Bloodstone
(Lesbian / Bisexual [F/F] / Contemporary / Chick Lit / Voyeurism / BDSM [Light] M/F)

Monday, May 21, 2007

"Sultry Urban Nights"-in Print!

Greetings, Readers--

I'm excited to announce that my first anthology, entitled "Sultry Urban Nights," is now available in print at www.amazon.com and www.amberheat.com. Previously available only in electronic format, these steamy tales of erotic romance have now been combined for a paperback collection. See how the nights come alive in three stories of after-hours romance in the most exciting city on the planet!

Below, you'll find blurbs about each novella included in the anthology, plus reviews, and a sexy excerpt from "My Comic Valentine."
Please enjoy, and visit www.amberheat.com to order single titles in e-format, or the printed version containing all three.
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Three strong, beautiful women have ambitious dreams for getting ahead in New York City. Their dance along the scorching paths of love, lust and career fills them with delicious discovery about what each is willing to do—-or not-—in realizing their desires.
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"Urban Ambrosia"
The heat soars in the kitchen when Chef Anthony and bartender Marla Casey ignite their passion—until past mistakes threaten to douse their sizzling romance…

Reviewer Jayna Gardner at Romance Divas gave “Urban Ambrosia” 4 ½ Kisses and said:
“Urban Ambrosia” is a delightful read, which takes the reader on an interesting ride from beginning to end. Good character set-up, great dialogue and descriptions are among some of the things that made “Urban Ambrosia” shine for me.
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"Private Audition"
Aspiring actress Janessa Jergen crosses a line when she joins a ménage à trois with a famous film director and his kinky starlet girlfriend…

Tammy, from Fallen Angels Reviews, gave “Private Audition” 4 Angels and noted:
“This story is packed with hot, erotic moments from beginning to end and includes a little something for everyone!”

Tara at TwoLips Reviews gave “Private Audition” 4 Lips:
“Shara Bloodstone creates a sincere plot with realistic characters that are believable. I highly recommend “Private Audition” and enjoyed reading it.”
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"My Comic Valentine"
Grad student Penny Foster, immersed in French history while waiting tables at the city’s hottest comedy club, is torn between lust and love with her brilliant professor and a rising stand-up comic…

Reviewer Tyna, from Coffee Time Romance, graced “My Comic Valentine” with 4 Cups:
“Ms. Bloodstone has created a very inventive story that will capture the imagination as it takes you on the journey of one woman’s life and love. Creative characters and witty dialogue keep you entertained. The story has a few twists and turns to keep you guessing. A fantastic book to end the day.”

Excerpt from "My Comic Valentine":

Penny’s skin heated up as he ran his hand further down the terry cloth encasing her body. From her breasts, he slid his hand over her belted waist, and on down to caress her abdomen and thigh…
She basked like a great cat beneath the stroking of her master’s hand, enticed, yet not moving a muscle. She heard Bobby’s breathing deepen as he stroked the curves of her body, and she looked at the arousal beneath his own robe.
“If I was a cat, I’d be purring right now,” she said huskily.
“I thought you were purring.”
She chuckled. “Wait—I think you’re right.”
He slid his right hand up inside the robe’s lapels and caressed her neck. She arched her chin up in a feline gesture that begged for more.
“I want to take my time. Do you mind?”
“No,” she mumbled, “why would I mind? This feels great. I don’t want to rush anything.”
“After thinking about you all these months, imagining what it’s like to be with you…I don’t want to rush the real thing.”
He slipped his hand further inside her robe. She grew hotter as his hand closed to encompass the roundness of her breast. He clasped her hard nipple between his thumb and forefinger, swirling them around its tip, squeezing and releasing repeatedly. She reached her arms up to embrace and kiss him.
He pulled back, unlatching her arms. “No, wait,” he murmured, “not yet. Let me.”
“But I want to feel you—”
“You will.”
She obeyed, dropping back to the pillows as he reached for her belt. He loosened it, opening the robe just enough to reveal part of her chest and belly. He ran the back of his hand along her golden skin before pushing her lapels apart for full exposure of her breasts.
“Mmm,” he said in a pleased voice. “They’re more beautiful than I’d imagined.”
“You imagined them?”
“Oh, yeah. I’m not kidding—I thought of you a lot while I was gone. I often fantasized about you.”
She said nothing, only arched her back up as an invitation for him to take her flesh. He complied by grasping the lapels of her robe and yanking the robe away, pulling it down her back and arms. The rush of cool air against her hot skin made her nipples pucker. Bobby smiled, massaged her breasts, and lowered his mouth to taste her.
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Available at www.amberheat.com.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Adults Only: Hot New eBook Release!

I'd like to announce my latest release with Amber Quill Press, entitled, "My Comic Valentine."
Set in New York City, it's a short romantica novel, contemporary, with some steamy, sexy scenes that happen in public places--as well as in private!

This excerpt is just a tasty morsel--please go to www.amberheat.com, if you want to order the complete ebook. Enjoy!

…He nuzzled himself between her legs and reached down behind her to clasp a hand under each side of her ass. Holding her buttocks, he tilted her upward and leaned himself into her. She clung to his neck for support and opened her legs wider, tilting back. In the balmy heat of Indian summer, they pulled in frustration at each other’s garments, sweating and panting their way down to a horizontal position on the cool stone wall.
Penny thought she might lose her mind with desire. She released an arm from Bobby’s neck to slide her hand down over his crotch. He backed away just enough to let her grab his shaft through the denim of his jeans.
“Mmm…baby,” he muttered, “right there.”
Their lips parted an inch while Penny concentrated on pushing and pulling him through the fly of his pants. A sweat bead trickled down the side of Bobby’s face as her hand slid up to his waistline. She popped the metal button from its loop, yanked down the zipper and slipped in her hand. When she felt his massive hard-on through his underwear, her pussy tingled and her brain rushed with electricity. She wanted to rip off her own slacks and panties and pull his cock inside of her, right there and then. Her hand eased down toward the top of his underwear.Just as she felt his pubic hairs brush her skin, she also felt Bobby’s hand close around her wrist. She squinted up at him and, through the haze of erotic excitement, tried to figure out why he was stopping her…