Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Afton Locke's Got A "Stripper With Spice"!

Today's special guest is Afton Locke. She's going to share a little taste of her newest release from Ellora's Cave "Stripper With Spice"! It looks hot and spicy too. If love stories with an older heroine making a heat and heart match with a younger man--this story is for you!

Thank you for hosting me today. I’m excited to talk about the spice ROSEMARY, and my latest release, Stripper With Spice, a contemporary erotic romance.

Rosemary Everlasting

The spice of the day is rosemary. Honestly, I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten it, but it smells nice. Hearing the word conjures up images of the 1970s horror flick. Historically, the leaves were wrapped around meat to preserve it. Might come in handy during the next power outage. If you want to keep your burgers fresh during the next family picnic, try it out. After all, a good burger is worth preserving for a while.

But some things in life aren’t worth preserving, such as a bad job or a relationship, and sometimes things need to change.  When changes are fun, such as getting a new color of nail polish, we’re thrilled, but when icky changes approach us, we sometimes hit the floor kicking and screaming.

I had a summer relationship once. Talk about hot, steamy, and passionate. I’m sure I could have won a contest for number of hours spent making out in a car. It was so good, it never occurred to me it would end. It was great while it lasted, but when I moved away to go to college, I found I didn’t want to continue. Because I was the one moving on, it wasn’t as hard as other changes I’ve made. He got married not long after, so it must not have been too hard on him either!

In Stripper With Spice, Janice really needs to change her career. She works all the time, is constantly worried about losing her job, and doesn’t even enjoy what she does. Then Carlos comes along. At first he does his best to distract her from all that overtime with a lot of hot sex, but as things deepen, scary, new paths begin unfolding for her. Will she have the courage to make the change?

Stripper With Spice

Publisher:  Ellora's Cave Publishing
Release Date:  10 January 2014
eBook ISBN #:  978-14199-49050
Stay tuned for reviews and more:

Watch the Book Trailer:

Getting back on her feet after unemployment, Janice treats herself to an erotic-romance convention. After winning a two-hour fantasy date with Carlos Aguilar, a young stripper, she decides to have a one-time fantasy fling.

When Carlos entices her back to the bedroom—and a few public places—for more sizzling sex, he unleashes her passions, including a secret desire to be a chef. Janice learns there’s more to this heartthrob than a hot body, but job security comes first.

To convince her he’s more than a fantasy, Carlos teaches her trust with his body. But when that trust is finally tested to the limit, she’ll be torn between clinging to safety and taking a chance on a whole new life.

Excerpt (explicit)
Stripper With Spice - Copyright © AFTON LOCKE, 2014 - All Rights Reserved, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.

I chose you.

He looks and sounds so serious and honest, how can I not be completely convinced? His words echo inside my head as he grips both sides of my face and lowers his mouth to mine in slow motion. The thrill bubbles return to my bloodstream as if the elevator cable has just snapped, dropping us to the basement.

Unlike last night’s, this kiss is slow and full of promise. He samples my mouth as if we have all the time in the world. A flash of mint-flavored tongue pierces my soul, tearing a moan from my throat. With one hand still on the button, I raise my other to his shoulder. Feeling the bare, hot skin there fuels my desire, pushing me dangerously close to the edge of self-control.

“Do you want this as much as I do, Janice?”

God, yes. I need more…all of you.

I reply by sliding my hand across the tiger-striped fabric over his back. The warm satin, with muscles moving under it, is just as sexy as bare skin. His hips dance against mine—rubbing, thrusting and teasing. My fingers move to the worn waistband of his jeans at his side, wanting to pull them off. My body throbs, needing him as I’ve never needed anything before.

When he pulls my finger off the close-door button, the door opens to reveal an annoyed looking family of five waiting to get on. The parents, obviously noticing Carlos’ wild vest and our heavy breathing, exchange a disgusted look.
Carlos takes my hand and leads me off the elevator. My heart races as we walk down the corridor. Luckily, the carpet absorbs the trembling in my legs so it doesn’t make a sound.

He stops at one of the doors. I fixate on the way he slides his keycard from his back pocket and inserts it into the door reader. It’s something I’ve done myself a million times without thinking, but this is different. This is foreplay.

The door responds with a little click and a flashing green light. I guess we just got the green light for wild, hot sex. My heart accelerates even more. If it goes any faster, he’ll have to call a paramedic. I can read the headline now.
Boring financial analyst dies from anticipating sex with a hot cover model.

I check my watch. Fifteen minutes have passed.

“We still have plenty of time.” He ushers me inside and closes the door behind me.

The room is completely dark because the drapes are drawn. It’s as if we’ve entered a private cave, hidden from the world. This is it, I think as Carlos flips on a dim lamp. We’re really going to do this. We’re going to have sex.

“Come in and make yourself comfortable,” he says.

I stay where I am but gaze around the room, noticing with approval how neat he is. His clothes hang in the closet and his toiletries are laid out on one corner of the sink. The smoky-brown bottle probably contains the mysterious mesquite scent. I wish he were a slob so I could tell myself it would never work between us.

It doesn’t take long for my attention to stumble across the centerpiece of the room, the large bed. Is it another stage? Is the perfectly pressed red cover the curtain? Unlike the platforms we shared for the photo shoot and lap dance, this one is completely private.

What if he doesn’t like my performance?

Coming Soon

Rock My Boat

Workaholic CEO Rhonda Simms embarks on a Caribbean cruise to create an ad campaign for a big maritime freight client. She finds it impossible to concentrate, however, when Simon Mann, a blue marlin shifter, sets his sights on her. From a private, hands-on safety briefing to a wild ride in the ocean, he rocks her ordered world.

Simon drowned years ago in a shipwreck caused by Rhonda’s client, and he’ll do anything to be a normal man again. As his mate, Rhonda is the only person who can help him.

Tired of being so responsible, Rhonda is ready to let loose with a shipboard fling. Mating with Simon could cost a lot more than her virginity, however. Will she stick to her present course or will she let this sexy alpha rock her boat?

This story will be part of the Tall, Dark & Alpha boxed set, which will release 8 March 2014.

Where readers can find me


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This post is part of the Stripper With Spice Blog Tour.    
The grand prize for the tour is the winner's choice of a wall-mountable black scroll spice rack or The Spice Lover's Guide to Herbs and Spices book (U.S. shipping address only).
To be eligible, COMMENT on this post. The comment MUST relate to the spice I’m posting about in at least ONE of these ways:
 1) How you cook with it or use it in food OR
 2) How you use it as a natural remedy OR
 3) How it reminds you of a particular man or intimate encounter

The tour winner will be announced at on January 18th.

Thank you Afton, best wishes to you!


  1. Thank you Afton for being our guest today!

  2. Great cover and I love the idea of a hot fling. Rosemary is also great with garlic and chicken. Aromatic and tasty! I wish you all the best Afton!

    1. Good morning Melissa! Hot anything sounds great right now! : )

  3. Thanks for hosting me, Kat. Melissa, I'll have to try it with chicken. Sounds good!

    1. Rosemary grows all over my neighbor's yard. We use chicken cubes rubbed in olive oil and garlic and then skewered and grilled on Rosemary spikes. It's delicious.

  4. Afton, you have to try rosemary with roasted chicken thighs. Just shove the rosemary up under the skin, olive oil, sale and pepper, throw in some baby carrots, onion and small potatoes...delicious!


  5. Shannon, that sounds yummy too. I think I need to buy some chicken!

  6. Congratulations on your upcoming releases, Afton!

    Rosemary is definitely delicious on chicken, and it also adds a wonderful flavor to pork and whitefish!

  7. Thanks, Tessie. Sounds like you ladies are very skilled at cooking with rosemary.

  8. Afton you and your spicy suggestions were a hit on a cold day. Thank you so much for being our guest.

  9. use rosemary with pork

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