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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Guest Post with Author Lolita Lopez and Giveaway

Please welcome author Lolita Lopez to RFTC. With the release of her book, Dead Sexy Dragon just days away, Lo has stopped by to chat. Please give her a warm welcome.

While browsing bookstore shelves as a teenager, Lo discovered the erotic writings of Anaïs Nin and A.N. Roquelaure. Certain her mother would not approve, Lo smuggled the books home and squirreled them away in the most likely of places: under her bed. Late at night, she delved into the sensual worlds both writers created.

As a co-ed studying biochemistry and genetics at Texas A&M University, Lo dabbled in creating naughty tales to entertain her friends. Study for a midterm or pen a deliciously dirty story to delight her small band of fans? Not surprisingly, Lo is now on an extended sabbatical from college.

Luckily, Lo stumbled onto the world of erotic romance publishers. She realized there were other readers and writers who loved and craved breathtaking romance with the spiciest of love scenes. She took a chance and submitted her first novella. The rest is history.

Lo lives in Texas with her husband, daughter and big blubbering Great Dane with mommy issues. She also writes super sexy romances and scorching hot erotica with a New Adult flavor under the pen name Roxie Rivera.

Places to find Lo:

Dead Sexy Ink

How hot is the Dead Sexy Dragon cover? When the mockup dropped into my inbox, I could not stop staring at the gorgeous model gracing the cover—especially those heavily tattooed arms!

It's no secret that I have a fascination with big, sexy tattooed men. My Grabbed series with Ellora's Cave and the Her Russian Protector series (under my Roxie Rivera pen name) all feature ridiculously hot tattooed alpha males. When Stig Wyvern, the soldier hero of Dead Sexy Dragon appeared to me, he made sure to show off his ink.

I was thrilled when the cover designer decided to incorporate Stig's tattoos. Born during the Viking era, Stig belongs to a Scandinavian tribe of dragons. His tattoos include various Norse runes for protection and courage in battle. I suspect someday very soon he'll add a special ink tribute to Cora…

The last thing dragon shifter Stig Wyvern needs is his dead friend’s kid sister showing up on his doorstep. He’s just minutes away from entering a mating phase. Sharing his isolated house with the young woman he’s desperately lusted after for quite some time is a recipe for disaster.

But Cora Cardenas has nowhere else to go. She’s in deep trouble with some really nasty people and Stig is the only one who can protect her. That he’s deliciously sexy and makes her tingle with the simplest of smiles is just a bonus.

Cora quickly realizes Stig is hiding something from her. To make matters worse, she’s plagued with breathtakingly naughty dreams starring a shadowed lover who bears a startling resemblance to her host. And just what the hell is going on down in the basement at night?

Stig needs to get Cora out of his house but his inner beast has other ideas. He’s found his mate and she’s not going anywhere…

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Stig cursed softly and wiped a hand down his face. “Why didn’t you come to me before, Cora?” He didn’t even bother to hide the aggravation in his voice. “I would have helped you! I would have given you the money to cover Hector’s debts.”

“There’s no way you have the kind of cash on hand these people wanted, Stig. You were a marine just like Hector. I’m sure your furniture business does well, but there’s no way you’re pulling in those kinds of profits.”

Of course, Stig thought with some sadness. Cora had no idea what kind of wealth he’d amassed over the centuries. To her, he was nothing more than a former marine and woodworker. She had no way of knowing the truth—that he was an immortal dragon. During his lifetime, he’d bought and sold property, invested in new technologies and pharmaceuticals and more. He wasn’t as wealthy as, say, Ignatius or Reynard, but his bank account showed a very healthy balance.

“I would have found a way, Cora.” He should let it go but he couldn’t. He fumed over the situation she’d gotten herself into because she’d been too proud—and silly—to ask for help.

“I know,” she whispered. “I just didn’t want to involve you in something so ugly.”

“I would have gladly mired myself in it. You’re very important to me, Cora.”

Her head snapped up at that revelation. Their gazes locked across the table. Stig couldn’t believe he’d said that aloud, yet he had no urge to take it back. It was the truth, plain and simple. Cora meant a great deal to him.

Other than the handful of marines he still kept in touch with via e-mail or phone, Cora was his last connection to humanity. She was something sweet and sassy and beautiful he wanted to protect. Her genuine love of life kept him tethered to reality. It would be so easy to shut himself away in his isolated fortress and live as many of his Brothers preferred: in solitude. Embracing the loner lifestyle had proven useful over the years. It kept him safe and his life free from complications. It allowed him to keep his mind on his duty and on protecting the dragon community from the Knights who wanted them extinct.

For Stig, it had always been easy to separate himself from the outside world. He liked living alone in the middle of nowhere.

Until Cora.

Sitting here in his kitchen, sharing a home-cooked breakfast, made him painfully aware of all the simple pleasures he’d been missing. There was something alluring about the idea of coming down to a kitchen filled with the smells of breakfast cooked by the woman sharing his life. He hadn’t realized just how lonely his solitary lifestyle was until then.

But those types of ideas were dangerous. Cora wasn’t the girl for him. The rules of the Brotherhood of the Green Hide were painfully clear. Other dragons in the general population might stray across species lines but it wasn’t allowed among the Brothers. The very act that had made the Brotherhood necessary and that had put the Knights of St. George on the hunt for them had been caused by a human woman and a dragon. It simply wasn’t done.

Even if Stig’s blood oath to the Brotherhood hadn’t stood in his way, Cora belonged to another world and deserved things he could never give her. To protect her from the danger that always surrounded him, he should send her away. His dragon was already sniffing around and trespassing into her dreams. It was only going to get worse.

Unfortunately, a very real threat to her existed outside the safety of his home. Until it was sorted out, he had to keep her close.

“You can stay until we sort this out.” Stig rose quickly and cleaned off his plate. “You’ll be safe here.”

Cora stood and caught his hand as he turned to leave. Her touch branded him and sent electric arcs up his arm and across his chest. His breath arrested in his lungs as Cora slid her arms around him and hugged him. Stig didn’t know what to do. His arms dangled uselessly at his sides. Her curvaceous body pressed against him in all the wrong—and right—places. He could so easily cup her cheek and tilt back her head, finally claim that pink pout for his own.

Arms still around his waist, Cora smiled up at him. “Thank you, Stig.”

“Anything for Hector’s sister.” He quickly pecked her forehead and stepped back. “I’ll be in the shop if you need me.”

Lips on fire and pulse sprinting, Stig spun on his heel and left the house. He had to get away from her before he made a colossal mistake.

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  1. It is eye catching! Love the bare chest and that you can't see the complete face.

  2. The cover would have my daughter in law drooling... Personally I bat for the other team.

  3. Love the cover it's sexy and colorful.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  4. The cover is definitely eye catching with the red and orange in the background. Of course the abs help but I really like the look of the tattoos ^^

  5. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and the giveaway. I am looking forward to reading the Dragon Heat series. evamillien at gmail dot com

  6. I love the cover. My first thought when I saw the cove was "O. M. G. he's hot and those are some great tattoos.

  7. Hmm... Of course it's a nice cover.

    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

  8. Very hot and sexy cover--love it!


  9. that cover would definitely make me pick the book up and check it out lol.
    Love it.

    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  10. Hot, sexy, sizzling. What can I say about a muscled tattoo dragon shifter but let the slaying begin :-)