Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tina Donahue Has "Illicit Intent" And You Can Too!

Wow look at that! Another gorgeous book cover and scorching romance from Tina Donahue. This book is Piper's story and it's book number three in the Appointment With Pleasure series. This series just gets better and better. Want a little more?

Illicit Intent
Book Three – Appointment with Pleasure series
Tina Donahue

What’s your wildest erotic wish?

For Piper, that’s easy. Two Alpha males who ravish her like marauding pirates and find her curves beyond luscious. She knows her type isn’t for every man…certainly not Guy and Joel, right? Guy’s tall, dark and sinfully virile. Joel’s blond and bronzed. They’re freaking gods, escorts her friend hired so Piper’s thirtieth birthday is unforgettable with the bondage and submission she’s fantasized about. Carnal games that awaken Piper’s sensuality, while her voluptuous figure and sweet vulnerability fuels both men’s animal hunger.
One evening of decadent pleasure isn’t enough. Piper aches to perform ménage acts with them for agency clients who like curvy women. A wicked idea, except for her family’s ties with law enforcement, the threat of exposure. Is it worth the risk?
Hell yeah. By day, she’ll be good. During their wanton acts, the three of them will explore their growing bond as they’re very, very bad…

Oh boy! You just know it's going to get steaming hot... How about an excerpt?


Both men smiled at Piper with what appeared to be genuine pleasure.
Their charm and utter masculinity drew her closer…the proverbial moth to the flame. She tamped down her reservations reinforced by a spit-and-polish upbringing, a by-the-book father. It would only be dinner and conversation after all. No harm in that. Even her dad might approve of this—if they lived in an alternate universe where sex wasn’t taboo, but something to be celebrated and indulged in as often as possible.
She reached the terrace. The heady scent of soil and vegetation surrounded her, along with the newest tune, a bluesy instrumental heavy on piano and sax. The sounds wicked, seductive.
Guy came around the sofa first, his sudden proximity delivering his scent. Something fresh and aquatic that reminded Piper of her pirate fantasy and made her heart pound, the same as his great looks.
He appeared to be in his early thirties and was one of the most beautiful men Piper had ever seen outside of a movie. Tall, at least six-three, he loomed over her, his body lean, muscular. His hair was thick and black, not dark-brown as she’d first thought, curling around his ears and at the nape of his neck, the ends of it fluttering slightly with the fan’s breeze. His brows were also black, his lushly lashed eyes a rich cocoa. In them, Piper saw heat and surprising tenderness. As though he too had been unwanted in the past and understood her uncertainty.
He held one of the roses from the sofa and offered it to her. “Happy birthday, Piper.”
His baritone soothed and enticed. His gentle smile made her yearn.
Piper wondered how it might feel to be important to him, really treasured. She imagined meeting him after a long workday at a crowded restaurant filled with gorgeous women. He’d be at the bar, alone, nursing his drink, his expression bored—or forlorn—until he spotted her. His handsome features would light up. Ignoring all of the other females, he’d go to her.
“My turn,” Joel murmured, his deep voice beyond pleasant.
Like Guy, he appeared to be in his early thirties and was as tall. He wore his blond hair cropped short on the sides and in the back, which made him seem more reserved, similar to a cop.
Piper wondered if he’d brought handcuffs along tonight. She suppressed a whimper, part excitement, part worry, and continued to stare at him.
In the candlelight, his hazel eyes appeared to also have a hint of green. His features were rough and masculine.
He too offered her a rose and a kiss on her cheek. His beginning stubble felt delicious in contrast to the aching softness of his lips. He smelled so clean, of summer days and sun-baked skin.
“Happy birthday, baby,” he said with unexpected affection.
Piper’s lower lip trembled.
Gently, Guy wrapped his long fingers around her upper arm. His hand was hot, his palm dry. Piper’s throat constricted with too many emotions, all of them tangled.
“You okay?” Guy asked.
Quick tears clouded her vision. Their kindness and concern were overwhelming, proving more powerful than if they’d shown her simple lust. Oddly enough, their attention made Piper realize how much she’d missed out on. Coy flirting. Outrageous seduction. Being the star of someone else’s fantasy.
She answered his question with a nod, then for reasons Piper couldn’t begin to understand, she added, “I’m thirty today.”
“A great age,” Guy assured.
She smiled weakly. “Not really. Well, maybe for a man. How old are you?”
“Thirty-two. Joel’s thirty-one. Right, buddy?”
“Last time I looked. You want to sit down?” he asked her.
Piper realized her legs were trembling. She glanced at the sofa, large enough for three.
Guy eased the chain of her small evening bag off her shoulder and put the purse on the end of the serving table. She caught a whiff of braised beef and Alfredo sauce, her favorite topping, cheesy with a hint of garlic.
Past the food was a huge hot tub she just noticed. Water bubbled and swirled, its fresh scent complementing the other fragrances.
Joel pulled an overstuffed armchair away from the foliage, offering it to her as though he sensed her reluctance to settle on the sofa. Piper sank into the chair’s forest green cushions and pressed her legs together so they wouldn’t shake.
Guy dropped to one knee in front of her. “What would you like to do?”
With great care, Joel eased Piper’s hair behind her ear.
She inhaled sharply.
He bent down and murmured, “Tell us.”
She wasn’t certain how to answer. Her body said one thing with her skin all tingly and her belly fluttering. However, her mind and heart were tentative about taking the next step. Again, she focused on the sofa, which seemed even larger than a few seconds before. Above it, the sky stretched endlessly, dusted with stars. Windows glimmered with light from the not-so-distant buildings. Could the people inside those offices and condos see within this space?
Would they watch whatever happened, just as her milquetoast fiancé had when her pirate lovers had taken her on the ship?
“Can we talk?” she blurted. “That is,” she added, trying to sound in control, “I want to talk.”
“You bet,” Guy said, unfazed by her request. “What do you want to talk about?”
Piper’s answer died in her throat as he undid the ankle strap of her sandal. The red heels were an indulgence, the same as her dress and purse.
Days ago, Elaine had warned, “Wear something nice when we go out on your birthday.”
“Why?” Piper had asked.
“You want to have fun, don’t you?”
Piper hadn’t questioned the wisdom of Elaine’s words, nor had she expected “fun” to be like this.
With her naked foot propped on Guy’s meaty thigh, he ran his fingers up the back of her calf.
Ah. Shocking pleasure swirled from Piper’s leg to her pussy, then clear to her scalp, making it prickle. She bit back a horny moan, grateful she hadn’t worn hose tonight. They would have dulled his touch.
Lightly, Joel massaged her shoulders, his blunt fingertips above the swells of her breasts.
Piper’s head fell back.
Guy seized the opportunity to brush his lips over her exposed throat.
Damn. His touch registered deep within her core, touching her soul. Piper shivered and struggled to pull in a full breath.
“Feel good?” Joel murmured, running his fingers down her cheek.
Piper slumped in her chair, her body weightless, boneless. “Actually, it’s really great—did you train to be a masseur?”
He chuckled, “No.”
With great effort, Piper lifted her head to ask Guy the same. He hadn’t moved back after having touched his lips to her neck. They were close enough to kiss.
Piper stared, unable to do anything else. His lashes were longer than Elaine’s. His sexual allure so overpowering, Piper’s entire body heated up.
Guy’s expression said he noticed her blush. He smiled. “What?”
His breath was fresh and minty. Piper longed to taste him, swirl her tongue over his, lose herself in the glory of his warm mouth and freaking body. To have him take her with abandon, no different from the marauders she’d so often dreamed about.

Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.


 Thank you Tina for being our guest today!


  1. Tina, I think you have another winning book on your hands!

    1. Thanks, Kat - you're so sweet to say that! Thanks for hosting me today. :)

  2. Yup another hit and can't wait to read this one! :)

  3. The cover is hot and I'm so excited to read it!

    1. Thanks, Melissa - I love the cover too - EC always does such a great job! :)

    2. This cover with its soft colors is especially nice and perfectly conveys your sensual writing style.

  4. Such evocative detail. Best luck Tina!

    1. Thanks, Rose! Appreciate you dropping by. :)

  5. I love the Scorching Hot cover. Wish I was her. Good Luck!

  6. That is one seriously hot cover! Lucky girl:)

    1. You got that right, Paris!! Always great to see you. :)

  7. The cover is hot! I really want to read this book. I went to Amazon but it's not there yet. When will it be released? Thanks.

    1. Hey, Cara - I love the cover too! Illicit Intent is coming out June 7. I think (but I'm not certain) that you can pre-order it from Ellora's Cave :)

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    1. Thanks, Tessie! As always, your comment means so much. :)


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