Thursday, October 20, 2011

Guest - Tina Donahue and a Contest

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Not in my book. This month has been absolutely fabulous for me. I’ve had two releases (within four days of each other) from two different publishers – a first for me.

It seems there’s a lot of firsts with these releases. For example, SiNN is my first ménage. Wow, it was a blast to write. Never thought I’d be able to wrap my mind around two guys and one lady, but it worked out just yummy.

Then Unending Desire (erotic paranormal) is Book One in my Outlawed Realm series, which is my first series ever! For years, I’d thought about writing a series, but all of my books turned out to be pretty much finished with the words The End. Looks like that’s changing. Hee-hee.

Here’s the cover art, blurb and a link to an excerpt for each book. Enjoy!

Oh, and one more thing – I’m hosting a contest today…more on that later.

SiNN – contemporary erotic romance (ménage) from Ellora’s cave

She’s every man’s carnal fantasy…and the target of one’s revenge
At a Phoenix gentleman’s club, Lea dances as SiNN, her body bared and vulnerable to her male partner, her features hidden behind a feathered mask. To the men watching, she’s a sensual enigma, submissive and seductive with no face, name or history. Not even Lea knows her real origins.
A man from the past does and wants her dead.
Not on the watch of U.S. Marshals Jake Gabriel and Toby Quinn. Commanding and decisive, Jake not only wants Lea’s safety but to have her naked and yielding beneath him. To Toby, she’s all he should resist but cannot.
Protected by them at a secluded estate, Lea’s drawn to their potent masculinity and the raw male lust in their eyes. Inviting desire and an emotional connection, she submits to both at once, surrendering to their most shameless hunger along with her own wanton needs.
All while a killer edges closer…

Buy link (with excerpt):

UNENDING DESIRE – erotic paranormal romance from Samhain

His hunger for one woman will make him a traitor to his world…
Outlawed Realm, Book 1
From a portal in his lab on E2, one of the five dimensions of Earth, quantum physicist Nikoli Zorr gazes on everything forbidden to him. Passion. Desire. The exquisite pleasure of running his hands over the lush curves of a young woman he should have stopped watching weeks ago.
His duty is to close the portals that keep the monsters out of E2—and never interfere with the inevitable fate of those on the other side. Yet he can’t bring himself to abandon the woman who has captured his soul.
Psychologist Regina Page is trying to keep her mind on her client, and off the mysterious, unbearable sexual cravings that consume her when she’s alone in her bedroom. The next moment she’s attacked by vampires, then swept into another realm by a stranger whose touch awakens that same raw desire. Whose eyes are already filled with farewell.
Yet beneath their undeniable carnal lust, something else stirs. The beginnings of illicit love. The unexpected need to protect him. Even if it means risking body, blood and soul to defeat the merciless horde…for a future that was never meant to be.


Product Warnings
Contains a repressed scientist who likes to look, and the woman who delights in unleashing his inner caveman. And sex hot enough to burn a hole in all three dimensions…and maybe create a whole new one.

Buy Link (with excerpt):

Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work; she has reached finals and/or placed in numerous RWA–sponsored contests. Three of her erotic novels were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic romance, was chosen Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category) at the French review site, Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights; and Deep, Dark, Delicious (erotic romance) recently received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011). She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.


*** CONTEST ***

To celebrate the release of SiNN and Unending Desire, I’m offering a contest. One lucky commenter on this blog will have her choice of one of my following ebooks**:

1. Adored – RWA award-winning; EPIC 2011 Finalist; 4 Stars RT
2. Deep, Dark, Delicious – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Holt Medallion Award of Merit
3. Lush Velvet Nights – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Golden Nib Award
4. In His Arms – SIX 5 Star Reviews; 4 Stars RT
5. Sensual Stranger – 2010 Book of the Year (erotic); 4 Stars RT
6. The Yearning – Top Ten Bestseller
7. Take Me Away - #1 Pick, Miz Love Loves Books

** Winner chosen at random. Winner chosen October 23.


  1. Congrats on the new releases! Two in four days. Wow!

  2. I know I'm excited about both. SiNN is loaded on my reader and once I'm done with Marie Rose Dufour's Fated Mates I'm gonna devour it!


  3. Thanks, Marie - and yeah, this is a definite wow! Never had this happen to me before. :)

  4. Hey, Amber!! Thanks for having me here today and hope you enjoy SiNN. :)

  5. Mmm, they both look good and yummy. Congrats, Tina. Think you'll branch out any more and try another new sub-genre?

  6. SiNN looks and sounds wunnerful, wunnerful and UNENDING DESIRE, yum yum!

  7. Hey, Linda - you never know. Never thought I'd be writing paranormal or menage and look where I am now. :)

  8. Thanks, Cerise!!! I certainly got hot writing them. :)

  9. Tina, both books look great and I'm thrilled you challenged yourself and explored new territory with both! I know readers will love them.
    Your product warnings are the best! lol
    XXOO Kat

  10. Thanks, Kat! I love the way Samhain has those product warnings. They are soooo cool. :)

  11. Tina,
    Congratulations! YOU ROCK! These books look fantastic, and how cool to have two releases so close together. I wish you all the luck in the world with your sales.

  12. Wow, Tina! I've got shivers. Your stories sound terrific. Best of luck! I wish you many sales and rave reviews.


  13. Congrats times two Tina. Those Samhain product warnings make me giggle.

    Can't wait to learn about the rest of the Outlawed Realm series.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  14. Thanks, Cheryl! It was a major surprise when I learned they were coming out so close to one another. :)

  15. Adele - thanks! I'm praying to the gods of sales that these do well. :)

  16. Hey, Kathryn - I just love the product warnings. They make me laugh too. :)

  17. I've been offline more than usual and I'm just catching up. I couldn't believe you had two releases from two publishers:) Your head must be spinning! Congrats:)

  18. It is, Brenda - it is - but in a good way! Unending Desire had been scheduled for month. I honestly thought SiNN would come out in Nov or Dec, then my editor emailed me and gave me the news. This is really a first for me. But I like it. :)

  19. both sound amazing Tina! congrats!!!!

  20. Congrats on two books in four days! Exciting and great that you can do that and not go crazy, like I probably would!

    Love the scientist! Sounds like a book I'd like since I write SF!

  21. Hey, Kaye - Unending Desire is kinda sorta scifi with a bit of horror mixed in. :)

  22. I already love your stories, and it's a total kick that you've given us a sexy menage story. Can't wait to read either one!

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  23. Hi, Cathy - you made my day - thanks so much for stopping by!

  24. Congratulations on the new releases.

    I love the covers but can't decide which books sounds better. I think they will both have to go on my wish list :D

  25. Thanks, Ilona - I love the covers too. :)

  26. Thanks for the giveaway. Both books sound really good. I can't wait to read them.

  27. How wonderful to have two releases - you're a terrific author and dedicated to writing quality books.
    I like the idea of two bodyguards for SiNN...who could resist them?

  28. Marianne - hi - thanks so much for your kind comments. Yep, having two hot guys protecting me would definitely be my dream come true. :)

  29. I love scientists. Any book with one has to be great.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  30. I love smart guys too, Debby - makes them even sexier. Thanks for stopping by!

  31. Congratulations on your releases, Tina. I know they'll be as successfull as your others.

    I'm adding both books to my must have list.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  32. Hey, Tracey - thanks - I really enjoyed writing these two stories. :)

  33. Congratulations on the two releases! WTG! Both books sounds great. Definitely checking them out.

  34. Thanks, Tamsyn!! So good to see you here. :)

  35. Congrats on the double-release month! SINN is the one which grabs me the most; however, I suspect once I read your books, I'll have to own all of them:)

  36. Thanks, Molly!! I really enjoyed writing both of them. SiNN's my first menage and it was a blast. :)

  37. Thanks to everyone who came by and helped me celebrate my new releases, and to Amber for being so kind as to host me!

    I've now chosen the winner of my contest and it's - (drum roll please) - Kathryn Merkel - yay, Kathryn!!

    I'll be contacting you shortly for your prize. :)