Thursday, March 19, 2015

Merit's Reward Is On Sale Now!

Merit's Reward is one of "those" books.

You've read those books.

We've all read those books.

There's a woman of a certain age, you see, fabulously wealthy, quite sophisticated, the mistress of a stately home and the mother of two or three perfect, adoring children. Oh, and she's the undisputed ruler of a vast business empire. She's truly the woman who has everything . . . except love.

I love those books, don't you? The kind where the heroine is always in silk and pearls, and she rides a thoroughbred, and her life is one of quiet luxury and elegance. And there's always an affair, discreet yet sweetly passionate, and it leads our lady of a certain age to lasting love and happiness. Everything happens in a sort of mellow glow, and even the love scenes are nice and easy.

The only thing is, I write for Blushing Books. And as Tina Turner so memorably said, "we never, never do nothing nice and easy. We do it nice . . . and rough."

So when I sat down to write Merit's story, I decided that her second chance at love would be a biker, half her age. Who's in trouble with the mob. Who's utterly dominant and likes to discipline his woman when she misbehaves. An utterly primitive brute who's also absolutely devoted to his woman, and her children. And when trouble comes, the two of them face it together, her sophistication and business smarts matched with his animal courage and brute strength. Merit and Victor Crowne are truly a dynamic duo, and the passion between them burns hotter than anything you'll find anywhere . . . except maybe in one of "those" books.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Breaking All The Rules With That Man From Martuk!

All right, they told me about the rules. But I didn't listen! MAN FROM MARTUK is a classic desert sheikh romance, except it's . . . well, it's sort of hot. And dangerous. And really, really scandalous.

I mean, Marta Forbes is cheating on her husband! And she's having phone sex behind his back. And at the same time she's trying to make her marriage work but it's no use because secretly her husband likes men! And the man Marta's been gabbing to on the phone, who's got a sexy deep voice and is getting her hotter and hotter all the time, is nearly twice her age. And he's a prince. And when timid little Duncan Forbes, Marta's poor weak-willed hubby, runs off with her sexy prince's grown-up son . . . well, what's a girl to do?

So here's poor Marta, abandoned in the desert kingdom of Martuk, and accused (quite falsely) of putting her absent husband up to stealing secret plans for the desert kingdom's economic development program. Of course Duncan abandoned her, leaving her to take the heat, which in this case means a very public spanking in front of the whole royal court! And it's even more embarrassing for Marta because the suave, sexy older man she's been flirting with for months is selected to do the job. And afterwards he claims her as his wife because her spineless American husband has obviously abandoned her!

To survive in Martuk, Marta Forbes must break all the rules. I hope you'll break a few rules too, and take a chance on MAN FROM MARTUK by Carol Storm, now on sale at Amazon and always available from Blushing Books.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

2014: The Year It All Changed For Carol Storm!

2014 was the year it all changed for me. This was the year I became a Blushing Books author! I started with HOUSE ARREST, as you can see from the stunningly beautiful cover above. It's a short story, based (not too closely) on my own real life experiences as an English teacher in Japan in 1998!

Since it was my first time out, what I tried to do was create a glamorous Harlequin Presents type story, (innocent heroine, exotic location, dominant hero from another culture) and then add the naughtiest spanking scenes I could think of. Reviews were very good though some very nice readers hinted that my spankings could have been a lot naughtier!

Now the next time out, I decided to simply make up a story, totally out the air, without any background from my own past. From carefully studying the sensational authors at Blushing Books, I decided that I wanted a.) a wholesome all-American heroine b.) a tough lawman hero c.) a steaming hot series of spankings that were not just "thrown in" but vital to the story line and the hero and heroine's relationship. The result was a sweet, funny, one of a kind story I call CRYSTAL AND GOLD!

CRYSTAL AND GOLD did pretty well for Blushing Books, in fact at one point it was up to #27 on their Top 50 Chart! Not bad for a newbie author with no website and a blog that hadn't been updated in years!

But what I wanted to do next was explore my roots in fantasy and science fiction, and create a lighter story with less spanking and more humor. The result was a bouncy little space opera called LOVE BEYOND TIME!

All things considered, I'd say 2014 was a pretty good year for Carol Storm. Can't wait for what the next year brings!

Monday, September 6, 2010

GREAT REVIEW!

Hope everyone had a terrific summer! I just got a great review from YOU GOTTA READ and I'd like to share it:

http://yougottareadreviews.blogspot.com/2010/09/review-glory-and-clever-cat-by-carol.html

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Giving It Away For Free

Don't forget to stop by ROMANCE WRITERS BEHAVING BADLY this Wednesday, July 28. I'll be blogging on one of my favorite topics, GIVING IT AWAY FOR FREE!

www.romancewritersbehavingbadly.blogspot.com

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Are You Dark And Stormy?

This weekend I will be guest blogging at Lydia Storm's fabulous blog, DARK AND STORMY ROMANTIC SUSPENSE!

www.darkandstormyromanticsuspense.blogspot.com

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Whipped Cream Erotic Romance Reviews: Hialeah Heat by Carol Storm

Whipped Cream Erotic Romance Reviews: Hialeah Heat by Carol Storm

This lovely review came out back in November, but it's as true as it ever was -- and HIALEAH HEAT is available NOW at PHAZE books! www.phaze.com