Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Anniversary to ME!

It's hard to believe that a year ago I was sitting in my sunroom watching television and the snow falling outside, when an email popped into my inbox. It was from Aspen Mountain Press. It was around eight pm and I had had a long day. I remember thinking "Great another rejection to end the day". With trepidation I opened the email, but was totally surprised to find a contract!

The rest of the evening was a whirlwind. I was contacted an hour later by my new editor who wanted to get working on the book ASAP. It was only 19 days til Christmas and they wanted to get the story out for the holidays.

It's funny, that first book was the one that needed the least editing. I still remember thinking "Wow, this whole process is a piece of cake". I've since learned it's not!

Today I'm sharing a tidbit from Mistletoe Studs, the story that started it all for me. With the holidays just around the corner, this story will warm you up on a cold winter's night!

Oh and for fun let's have a contest. I'll give one lucky commenter a copy of Mistletoe Studs in celebration of my ONE year anniversary!

Meg Trainor has one wish for Christmas every year: Two men who will fulfill all her fantasies. Santa's in a giving mood this year. Brothers and co-owners of Turquoise Toys, Brad and Shane Griffin will give her a Christmas she'll never forget.
Meg couldn’t believe her eyes. These were not the toys she had imagined. She thought he was talking about children’s toys. These were not intended for children. These were adult toys in every sense of the word. There were floggers, paddles, butt plugs, ball gags, straps with dildos attached and handcuffs—all Turquoise, explaining the name. Meg wasn’t naive about the BDSM world. When she realized her desire to submit she wanted to know the who, what, where and why. She read everything she could about the subject. She knew enough about it to understand.
She’d even bought a few toys to experiment with. Like the ping pong paddle she’d purchased when she was curious to know what it felt like to be spanked. It wasn’t something she did regularly but when she was in the mood for a good orgasm she’d slap her cheeks a few times before using her favorite vibrator. She never had dated a man who was actually part of that world.
Brad was gay so he wouldn’t be offering. What a shame because she could see them having fun together!
Could he be carrying a bagful of goodies? Maybe Santa was going to be extra special to her this year.
Please Santa I’ve been a good girl all year long. Please tell me you sent Brad with something extra special for my stocking this year.
Halfway though the job, Meg decided it was time to go back to her stranger. He’d been out there long enough. By now, he knew she was aware of his secret.
Turning she ran smack into his broad chest again. “We really need to stop meeting like this.” Clearing her throat, she took a step back only to come against the copier. “I was just coming out to see you.”
He stepped closer, closing the small gap between them. “How are you doing?” His voice dripped with desire.
“Fantastic. Your copies are just about done.”
Damn she wished he’d step back. He was much too close. He turned her on.
“Are you sure?” He traced his finger along her cheek.
She gulped, her body overheating.
He bent closer, taking her lips. He kissed her slowly. She melted against him; her arms snaked around his neck. He touched her breast, causing a moan to escape her lips. His bulge brushed against her. He wanted her.
While he kissed her, his fingers unzipped the back of her dress then unsnapped her bra. He pushed the garments down around her waist, exposing her breasts.
His mouth covered her nipple, sucking until it puckered. God his mouth felt good. How long had it been since a man had his mouth on her? Too long. Lisa was right; she needed to get laid, but not by Kenny.
When Brad moved to the other breast she thought for sure she was going to crumble to the floor. Her hands gripped the edges of the copier to steady herself.
“I’m going to fuck you Meg, right now.


  1. Happy Anniversary Amber- keep up the great writing!!!!

  2. Amber, congratulations on your 1st anniversary and what an amazing story they picked to start your published life with. I always knew Aspen Mountain Press had great taste in it's authors! Carry on the good work.

  3. Hi Amber, Happy Anniversary to you and you did a great book for starters..I am going by the cover but I do real good of judging a book by it's cover. I would like to know your books and have them for future use. Being retired I have to be more careful which is one reason I started entering contests and meeting new authors and now I love all of you out there doing such good work. I am amazed how a person and group words together and make a great read for us readers to enjoy. Keep writing and I will keep reading. Have a good day. Glad to be able to add my comment on a milstone event in your life. susan L.

  4. Congrats on your one year anniversary, Amber - you've done so well and I just LOVE your covers! Have a happy dance and a happy day - looking forward to what you come up with in year two!

  5. Happy Anniversary Amber!!!
    The book looks deelish!!!

    Happy Reading
    Anna Shah Hoque

  6. Happy Anniversary. Hope you write for many years to come.

  7. Happy Anniversary Amber! I hope this is just the beginning of a successful and beloved career.
    XXOO Kat

  8. Happy late anniversary! *ducks head in apology*

  9. Happy Anniversary, Amber and many many more anniversaries for your writing!! Mistletoe Studs sounds like a very hot read:)

  10. Wishing you a wonderful anniversary, Amber. Besides sharing your fun day with us, are you doing anything special to celebrate?

    Loved the excerpt for Mistletoe Studs, menage stories are my top favorites.


  11. Congratulations on your anniversary. I know you've been writing for 14 years but it's great to have your 1 year for erotic romance. I love what you write and because your books are so great, I'm now even looking for what you have previously published for True Romance etc... If it's as good as your books, maybe you can re-publish them as a collection????
    Congratulations again.

    orelukjp0 at gmail dot com

  12. Happy Anniversary Amber! It's been great chatting and blogging with you this year and I'm looking forward to many more! Mistletoe Studs sounds fantastic and you KNOW how much I loved Splashing Good Time.

  13. Happy Anniversary! Your book sounds like quite the steamy holiday read.

  14. HI,

    Congrats! You are so lucky to have had this yearm Many more.


  15. Happy Anniversary Amber. I Love Your Blog. Here Is To Many More Years Of Awesome Writing Ahead Of You. Have A Great Holiday Season As Well.

  16. Happy Anniversary Amber :)
    LOVE your books& keep up the great stories ! The excerpt for Mistletoe Studs is HOT,
    I need a Brad & Shane for Christmas ;)

    Mindy :)

  17. Wow! Mistletoe Studs is definitely on my Naughty, but oh so nice list for me! Happy Anniversary Amber!


  18. Happy Anniversary. Books looks sexy.

    Debby236 at att dot net

  19. WOW! Thanks everyone for stopping by with your wishes. I truly appreciate your support!