Friday 3 October 2014

Evernight Publishing Birthday Blog Hop

Roll out the Red Carpet – Evernight celebrates four years of publishing!

Join authors, bloggers and reviewers as we take a Red Carpet tour featuring Evernight’s smart and sexy books. Slip on your virtual stilettos and walk the red carpet of award winning titles, spectacular reviews, and paparazzi style interviews.

Be sure to visit every stop on the tour where you can enter for a chance to win great prizes, including a new eReader, gift certificates, swag, books and much more! 

Now I turn the spotlight onto my smart and sexy series… the Battle of Wills series.

This is a two part series. I first came up with the titles of ‘Retraining the Sub’ and ‘Retraining the Dom’ thinking, “What a great idea for book titles!, and then I conceived stories to fit those titles.

I was delighted when the first of which, ‘Retraining the Sub’ was a semi-finalist for Best Cover and Hottest Alpha Hero in the Evernight Readers’ Awards last year. *yippee, clap hands* Thank you, readers.

Here is the blurb:
When submissive Ann misuses her safe word once too often she is told to attend a retraining program. However, the only Master prepared to train her is hard, inflexible Luke, the man she jilted eight years previously. 

Dominated by her parents, shy Ann left home because there was something missing in her life she wasn’t getting from her sweet fiancé, as he was then, and is introduced to BDSM. 

Shocked to see each other at the club, but stunned at how they’ve both changed, Ann has to be trained by Luke, or leave. It becomes a battle of wills to see who will lose control—the battle being about trust. Can Ann give up control and trust a Master? Can Luke trust Ann not to run away again? The emotional victory for each battle flies back and forth between them. Who will ultimately win?

‘The Long & Short of it Reviews’ said: Retraining the Sub is fast paced and filled to the brim with bratty sub antics and a Dom that is determined to have the last word.

A year on I brought out the second in the series, ‘Retraining the Dom’, and was overjoyed when it was voted runner-up in the Sexiest Scene category in the Evernight Readers’ Awards (thank you so much *big grin*)

AND it was awarded a top pick at ‘Night Owl Reviews’ who said: I found this book to be very well written. It was a great book that allows you to see how these two made a relationship work between them.

(By the way – the name of the heroine for this book was chosen by you readers in a contest on my blog when I was writing the book! I was asked in an interview how I came up with the names and this was my answer: 

My original idea had been Rachel and that was one of the options I gave readers to choose from along with Diana, Helen, Jillian and Olivia. I wanted a name that sounded strong and dominant, which to me all those names are and Olivia won - Jillian was the second most popular but I intend to use all those names in future books).

Here is the blurb:

Club Allure has a retraining program for Doms, and Trey must go on it. However, he is much too strong a Dom to let anyone else order him around. The owner of the club comes up with the idea of asking an older and extremely experienced Domme to retrain Trey, and try to understand his hidden past. 
Unlike the Dom, Olivia sticks to the rules, and is also very imposing physically. What no one knows is that Olivia is a sub at heart, but through circumstances became a Domme. She has to try to stop Trey topping her, but he is everything she ever wanted in a Dom and a man, except too many years have passed.
Meanwhile, Trey finds himself having fun with a woman for the first time ever and gradually recognizes the sub in Olivia. But when Dom challenges Domme, who will win?

If you want to read more you can find all these books at  Evernight Publishing, Amazon or All Romance ebooks.

Now answer my question for a chance to win from Evernight Publishing:

Your choice of an Amazon Kindle Fire HD or Kobo Arc 7

$100 Amazon Gift Certificate

$50 Evernight Gift Certificate

My blog prize is a goodie bag, the winner of which will be chosen from the most interesting answers, and it includes: an ebook from either of the Retraining titles, some ‘BJ’ mints (!), mousemat, notepad, pen, bookmarks, badges. See pic below.

Question: What name do you think would be good for a club? ........ Club or Club ...... or Club of ...... or whatever you think. (And don’t forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner! And I will use the winning name in a future book!)

Good luck, and many congratulations to Evernight!


  1. hmmm names for clubs. Crave, Destiny, Elation, Dominion :)

    Thanks for the chance to win, I loved the blurbs!
    Kathryn Laprade

  2. Club of Obsidian. Dark Cravings. Wilde Moon.

  3. club desire

  4. Club Kink, Dominance, Club Subission
    Thanks for sharing

  5. Club Sapphire or any other jewel as that's something most people take care of as much as they should someone's submission. lavidabrisco(at)yahoo(dot)com

  6. Some great ideas, everyone . Keep them coming!

  7. Black Diamond Club, Club Decadence and Desire, House of Pleasure and Pain, Den of Ecstasy, Club Dominion, Garden /House of Pleasurable Temptation...

  8. I am not sure what I would call a club but here are a few ideas.
    Club Electric, Club Hardcore, Club Smile, Club Diamond.


  9. I would name it Club Eden.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  10. Candy Club

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  11. I'm loving all these ideas everyone! :)

  12. Club Envy, Club Orchid, Club Emerald, Club Aqua
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  13. Club Cuffs or Howling Moons Club.

  14. I wouldn't put club in the name,... i'd probably just call it Desire, or Passion,... just a strong word that would make people curious to come inside and explore. =)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Take care & I hope you have a great day! =)
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  15. Suspension.

  16. I would name the cub HAWT...

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  17. For a regular club I would name it Sweet Vanilla, for a more racy club I would go with Sugar and Spice.

  18. Congrats on all of your success! Hmm.. How about Wilde Parts, Hammer'd, Volo (means Wish in Latin), Nyght Play, Siren Call, Riske'. Thank you for the fantastic hop!

    1. Well done, Shadow! You are my winner. I have emailed you.

  19. Club Kinbaku (for my fellow shibari sluts!)

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  20. Thank you everyone who took part. I loved all your suggestions and will use more than one of them in the future, I am sure! It was hard to make a choice. Check out Evernight blog for details of winners for the main Evernight prizes.