Friday, September 14, 2012

Release Weekend Party ~ Lexi Blake ~ Giveaway #4


Now to welcome Author Lexi Blake to the party. She is here with an excerpt from her newest release.

THE MEN WITH THE GOLDEN CUFFS





A woman in danger… 

Serena Brooks is a bestselling author of erotic fiction. She knows how to write a happy ending but hasn’t managed to find one of her own. Divorced and alone, she has no one to turn to when a stalker begins to threaten her life. The cops don’t believe her. Her ex-husband thinks she’s making the whole story up. She has no one left to turn to except a pair of hired bodyguards. They promise to guard her body, but no one can protect her heart.

Two men in search of love… 

Adam Miles and Jacob Dean are halves of a whole. They’ve spent their entire adult lives searching for the one woman who can handle them both. Adam is the playful, indulgent lover, while Jacob is the possessive, loving Dom. When Serena comes into their lives, Adam is certain that she’s the one. But Jacob’s past comes back to haunt them all. He is suspicious of Serena’s story, and his concerns are driving a wedge between him and Adam. But when the stalker strikes, they will have to come together or lose each other forever…

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Excerpt

“Who is Master Storm?” a low voice asked.

She shrieked like a five-year-old girl. Jake Dean had somehow gotten into her bedroom and behind her when she wasn’t looking. “You have to stop that! God, you’re going to give me a heart attack.”

“He’s good at that. It’s one of his great life skills.” Adam leaned negligently against her doorframe. Mojo sat beside him, their enormous bodies blocking her escape route. Mojo’s tail thumped and his mouth hung open, tongue panting. At least her dog found them amusing.

They were both here in her small bedroom. It was the most straight-man attention this bedroom had gotten in years.

“Don’t sneak up on me like that.” She forced herself to look at Jake. Between the two of them it was obvious Adam would be easier to deal with. Jake was the hard-ass. She didn’t deal well with hard-asses.

A single brow arched above his model perfect face. “I didn’t sneak up. You weren’t paying attention to your surroundings. You were far too busy telling your agent to fire us.”

Adam’s face fell. “What? But we just got here. Look, sweetheart, I know the whole breaking-in thing was scary, but we did have a point. Your security system sucks. And, in our defense, we did call and ring the doorbell. We can’t do our job standing on your front porch waiting for you to finish with the dancing thing. That was adorable by the way.”

She flushed. God, she hated the fact that a part of her wanted to believe he wasn’t insulting her. His teasing tone was soft and cajoling. When he smiled, the most gorgeous dimples showed up on his face. Adam Miles was just about everything she could want in a boyfriend. He was charming and smart, and he came with a built-in alpha-male partner.

Stop right there, Serena Brooks. Your imagination is running wild. The world doesn’t work that way.

“I don’t think this is about the break-in. She said we were making fun of her.” Jake’s brows drew together in a serious expression as though he was working through a problem. “I didn’t make fun of her. I told her to stop yelling. I have excellent hearing. I can’t stand yelling.”

And he apparently thought she was dense. “You know I wasn’t talking about you.” She turned to Adam. It had really hurt coming from him. She’d expected someone like Jake to think less of her for what she wrote, but Adam had seemed more tolerant.

“What? Me? Are you serious? How did I make fun of you?” He seemed to really struggle with the idea.
“You obviously read some of the titles of my books. Look, I get that you wouldn’t read a book like that, but I won’t listen to anyone denigrate the choices I’ve made in my lifestyle. You might not understand or accept it, but I will demand that you respect it.”

Jake actually laughed. “The little sub thinks we have problems with BDSM.”

Adam’s eyes rolled. “Yeah, uhm, you do have some problems, sweetheart. How long have you been in the lifestyle? Or are you a little tourist who likes to rage against the machine?”

“I had to take off my leathers to come here. I was at a club called Sanctum.” Jake’s face had softened a bit. “Adam knows my limits. I don’t like pretty subs spouting filth at me in anger. He has a smart mouth, but he would never ridicule you. Lightning would strike.”

Adam smiled at her. “And the earth would shake. Seriously, we don’t think that way. We’re far too odd on our own. And I haven’t read any of your books, but I would like to.”

Jake’s whole body went on wary alert. “We actually need to. From what I understand, this is about your books, correct?”

She was caught between relief and a dangerous joy. She believed them. They really didn’t care. In fact, Jake seemed to be involved in the lifestyle. She didn’t know many men outside the lifestyle who would use the term leathers when talking about a pair of pants. The thought of Jacob Dean in a pair of leathers, his cut chest on display as he nodded to the floor, silently requesting that she kneel at his feet, made her heart pound. About a million questions popped into her brain, but she forced herself to keep to the questions asked.


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Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.

Her first novel, Their Virgin Captive: Masters of Ménage, Book 1, was a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black. In addition to Their Virgin Captive and Their Virgin’s Secret, she is the author of The Masters and Mercenaries series. The first book, The Dom Who Loved Me, is available now. The third book, A Dom Is Forever is coming this fall. Visit www.lexiblake.net for more information.


Lexi has generously offered a prize up for one commenter. Please be sure to fill out the rafflecopter below to enter.

109 comments:

  1. I can not wait to read The Men with the Golden Cuffs. It's going to be one of my next purchases. I've been reading about it all summer and I can't wait to get my hands on it. I've loved everything else I've read by Lexi Blake. Thanks for the giveaway!

    kesummer69 at gmail dot com

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  2. oooOOOOOooo This looks great! I have to read this. I am going to have to go look up all her books now and add them to my TBR! Can't wait!

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  3. So excited to be part of all the fun!!!

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  4. I've been reading Lexi Blake books for awhile <3 them

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  5. I've ready many of your books and I'm sure going to read this one!!

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  6. I love books with a little suspense! Definitely adding to my winter reading list!

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  7. Another GREAT Lexi Blake book!
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

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  8. I've read both "The Dom Who Loved Me" and "The Men With the Golden Cuffs" and I'm anxiously awaiting "A Dom is Forever". If you haven't read any of Lexi's books, I definitely recommend her :)
    Thanks for being part of Kally's party Lexi.

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  9. Omg! My mind is spinning around all of these books!

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  10. I haven't read her books yet, but if Kallyspo recommends then I'm sure it's great!

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  11. Your new book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I will definitely read this one. Thanks

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  13. i have read acouple of her books already in the past. i cant wait to go and get this book and read it.

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  14. Yum! What a great excerpt I knew my cc was going to melt by the end of this party LOL! Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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  15. This is definitely going on my list of books to read!

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    1. Mine to....I/we know the authors participating in the fun festivities today all have awesome books in the BSDM genre or Kally wouldn't have included each in her book launch and/or the giveaways!!! I can't wait to read "The Dom Who Loved Me" the 1st book in Lexi Blake's Masters & Mercenaries series....it sounds SO GOOD!!! Also....just in case I win I'll be ready for the book in this giveaway or book 2 in the above mentioned series.....but considering my luck I bet I don't win a thing from today!!! But that's ok b/c now I have tons of great book titles to add to my "To-Read" List!!

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  16. Have had these on my list for a while. Definitely jumped to the top!! Thanks

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  17. Oh! Love Lexi Blake! The Virgin Captive, I think was the first book that I'd read. Loved it!

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  18. I read this one and I liked it! and am looking forward to a dom is forever!

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  19. I LOVE this book! I can't wait to read the next on (but I'm really looking forward to reading about "Big Tag"!!

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  20. This looks like a fantastic read, thank you Lexi for a chance to win one of your Ebooks

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  21. Just ordered it on amazon.com.

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  22. Ohhh! Wow! that tidbit hooked me up! I have to read the book! Yikes! my to read list is going longer and longer ;P

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  23. This was an awesome book, but I wanted to smack the heros' upside the back of their head when they hurt the heroine one time. I can't wait for the next book in the series!

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  24. I love both of these series. I stayed up last night reading "Their Virgin Concubine" and I'm anxiously awaiting 'A Dom is Forever". These are all great books!

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  25. I just got thru reading The Dom Who Loved Her, and am so hooked on Lexi's writing. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. Have yet to read this series, but will definitely be starting soon. It will be my first reads from Lexi! Can't wait!

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  27. I love your books!

    Jo M.

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  28. Can't wait for A Dom is Forever! The series is soooo good

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  30. My List is getting longer and longer...This looks really good.

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  31. I to be read pile keeps gowning I'll never be out of books to read..

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  32. Oh, another one to add to my series wishlist!!

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  33. hey i was starting to enjoy it and it ended. no fair

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  34. Love the excerpt. This book is on my tbr list!

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  35. I love Lexi's books - gotta go run and get this one now!

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  36. I haven't read these books but after reading that I will definitely be buying them soon!

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  37. Well now, that excerpt got me wondering.

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  38. Ohh I really like that excerpt!!

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  39. OHHHH I just LOVED this book and am looking forward to the next one. Love Their Virgin Concubine, it was FABULOUS!!! You are amazing Lexi!!!

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  40. Love the Masters of Menage series! Nice excerpt! Another great book to add to my list. :)

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  41. LEXI! Will read the excerpt later, but loved your bio. We have a lot in common, including journalism. But isn't erotic romance writing SO much better? I do joke with readers that if I ever have a stalker, I'm hiring big hunky Marines as my bodyguards (to give readers something to look at, too), so I know I'm going to love reading this book! My non-writing month begins next week and I hope to devour LOTS of great books then!

    Thanks for being a part of my big day--and I am SO looking forward to seeing you in Dallas next March! ;)

    Kally

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  42. I have read and loved all your books!! Just bought Their Virgin Concubine and will be starting it this weekend!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  43. Just read this book, looking forward to reading the first one & for the 3rd when it comes out....soon!

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  44. Love me some Lexi! <3

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  45. Oh wow Lexi, this one sounds wonderful, can't wait to read this one now. lol so many books so little time.

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  46. Will definitely be adding to my read list!

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  47. I have read both of your "Masters of Menage" books can't wait for the next one. Thanks for a great series!

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  48. Love the excerpt!! Loving the fact I haven't read anyone today, means more book on my to read list. THANKS

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  49. I want a Dom is Forever really bad. I love all of your books. :)

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  50. I would love to win this book as it is currently on my wish list:)

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  51. Fantastic! I'll definitely be picking up this book.

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  52. Loved men with the golden cuffs and the other books of yours i have read. thanks for participating in the celebration and for the chance to win.

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  53. Loved Their Virgin Captive,Their Virgin's Secrect and can't wait to start on Their Virgin Concubine. You're a very talented writer and I think I love you more since you're a Texas girl, me to, LOL!!! Best wishes and keep writting these great stories!!! Shannon Owens, shannonowens92@yahoo.com

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  54. I have not read this one yet, but will be adding it to my TBR pile :)

    Eva
    evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. I would LOVE to read one of your books !!!

    Fifi Ayers Logansmommie05@aol.com

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  56. I love Lexi!!!! Great giveaway! ;)

    Melanie J

    mpashon at hotmail dot com

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  57. Looking forward to reading this, sounds great.

    Claire Bow

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  58. Love these books and the Masters of Menage series! I have the newest Menage book all set to be read on my Kindle!!

    Jennifer Z.
    jlzeffer@yahoo.com

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  59. Well I like Lexie Blake *adding another author to growing list*. Oh to be in Serena's position and meet a Dom. What a fantasy. I will be looking up the Master of Menage series for sure.

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  60. Well the list of Authors and books to check out, just keeps getting bigger.

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  61. Looks like an interesting read. Definitely going to add it to my to be read pile.

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  62. This book looks so good!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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  63. I'm onto my third reading of this book (on my Kindle)...I love it!

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  64. I just loved this book and am impatiently waiting for the next book.

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  65. ohhh this is going on my to be read pile immediately!!

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  66. I have just started buying this series so I am looking forward to reading them. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  67. This book looks great, love the excerpt. My TBR pile keeps growing. Love Lexi. Thanks for the great giveaway and a chance to win.

    Thanks again,
    pfleming913@comcast.net

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  68. I have a complaint about Lexi Blake.....she doesn't write fast enough !!!!! I bought this book the day it came out and now I have to sit and wait for the next one!!! Loved it!!

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  69. Thanks to this blog I am finding a ton of books I cant wait to read!

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  70. Great excerpt. Definitely adding it to my wishlist.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  71. THATS HOT!!!! Cant wait to read!!!!!

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  72. Thank you very much for the giveaway, Ms. Blake & Ms. Masters! And thank you for the intriguing excerpt. ;-)

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  73. Sounds like great read!

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  74. Oh Boy, I am Going To Be Very Busy Reading So SShh Don't Tell Hubby Where I Am..lol :)

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  75. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Dom Who Loved Me. One of my favorite books in this genre. Would love to read all Lexie's books!

    Heather E

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  76. I loved this book! I'm reading Their Virgin Concubine right now and I love it. Can't wait for A Dom Is Forever to come out!!

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  77. Yum! Yum! Love the excerpt! I hope I win....

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  78. If you had to choose between Kally's Master Adam and this Master Adam who would you pick...#Sophie'sChoice

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  79. Lexi, I loved this book! I may have to re-read it... after reading NOBODY'S PERFECT, that is.....

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  80. That's hot...really hot. Ok its on my TBR list and on my kindle. Why oh why can't I read like 20 books at once?? Kally JUST GOT TO SAY I LOVE YOU AND AM SOOO PROUD OF YOU!!! Nobody's Perfect is worth the wait and I know it in my bones and the Doms keep telling me that some things you just know. So I just know this. I also know that I am one lucky subbie to have found you and in so found all these others. Ok now that I got a little teary there now to go crazy with the tweets....

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  81. Love your books looking forward to Liam and the other men

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  82. I already have this book on my TBR list, and will be moving it up! I love that the heroine is an erotic romance/BDSM author! Thanks so much for the excerpt.

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  83. I loved this book! I have a soft spot for Jake :) Looking forward to more in this series... Ian... HELLO!!!
    kitcat76(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  84. Oh WOW! This book was already on my wishlist but I'm definitely moving it up on the payday buy list!

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  85. Lexi,
    It was wonderful meeting you at AAD NOLA. You are such a sweet woman and I am now a big, big fan. Love your writing. Thank you for sharing this hot, steamy excerpt!

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  86. Thanks for the sneak peek, I love your books Lexi.

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  87. GREAT excerpt...thx for the giveaway op and for joining Kally's party! :)

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  88. Enjoyed the excerpt. Sounds like a great series. Woohoo adding another new to me author to my reading list. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  89. Love this series! I'm looking forward to the next installment.

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  90. oh, wow...two lovers and one who is a dom! Sounds like a fantastic read!!! How many more books are planned for this series?

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  91. I just had a friend recommend Lexi to me the other day. I'm so going to have to get this one. Loved the excerpt!

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  92. Oh I want to read this! have read many of lexis book!! Shes is awesome!!!

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  93. Well my first says it didnt go thru! So I love Lexi have read some of her books and am putting this on my to be read list when it comes out!

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  94. I read the first book in this series and can't wait wait to read this one as these two sound so yummy!

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