Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Naughties Get Smutty with Karen Erickson

Hey everyone! A big thank you to the wonderful ladies of the Naughty Nine for hosting us this week! I must share that today is an important day for me. Why, you ask? Well, it just so happens to be my fabulous husband's birthday. He's turning twenty five - yeah I like 'em YOUNG.

Just kidding. He is younger by me but only by two years (and we're beyond our twenties, trust me)...

I am the newest Smutketeer--the sweetest and most innocent, too. *bats eyelashes* I'm corrupted by the smutty ladies I blog with constantly. Really, I swear!

Okay, I'm kidding again. I cannot deny I'm just as smutty as the rest. And to keep with the theme, I'm going to share with y'all my favorite smuttiest moment on film. That would have to be from the movie The Lover. Have you seen it? Oh, my. *fans self* When you can watch a movie and think the scene where they hold hands is sexy, then whew. Yeah. It's full of the sexy, both the subtle and the blatant. Yum.


So let's talk books. FALLEN came out last month and it's my first foray into paranormal fantasy-type stuff. Here's the blurb:

Jordan Sumner is ready to embrace her new life. After nearly dying at the hands of her mother, moving to a new town offers new possibilities. First on her agenda? Get a tattoo. She just doesn't expect the tattoo artist to be so incredibly sexy or for her to recognize him as the guardian angel who saved her life years ago.

Gabriel Wilder knows the minute he sees Jordan she's different from any other woman he's ever met. A fallen angel with no memory of his past, he senses Jordan is linked to him. He's drawn to her sexually-in every sort of way. They're meant for each other and no matter how much he fights it, he knows it's a waste of his time.

An unknown evil is sent from Jordan's past and is ready to sink its claws into her. Gabe must fight to save what he considers his-Jordan. But is he strong enough to fend off the demon who wants Jordan as his sacrifice, now that he's fallen…fallen for her?

Fallen is available at Loose Id.

Want to read an excerpt? Here ya go - and if you make it all the way to the end, you have a chance to win a prize!


She was light as a feather, but that was no surprise, Gabe thought as he scooped Jordan into his arms and started down the short hall toward her bedroom. He was careful with the way he touched her back, for he knew it still healed. She looped her arms around his neck, and it was her turn to press her face against his neck. He felt the brush of her lips, and he nearly stumbled. Felt the dab of her hot, wet tongue and almost crashed into the wall.

“Salty,” she murmured just before she gave him another lick, and holy shit, he about knocked her head against the doorway of her bedroom when he entered. With gratitude he deposited her on the bed. Let her fall to the mattress, where she landed with a slight bounce.

A bounce that jiggled her breasts, which he noticed were bra free. Those pretty little hard nipples poking against the fabric of her T-shirt were testament to that. She scooted backward so she lay propped against a pile of pillows, her gaze locked on him, and slowly, teasingly he removed his shirt. Tugged it up over his abs, his chest, then over his head, tossing it on the floor, letting her get a good look at what she was about to get involved with.

Because they were getting involved. He could protest all he wanted, but it was too late. He was in deep. Just the thought of her being with anyone else made him want to kill her phantom lover, and it was just a thought, not even a real person.

He couldn't lose her. She belonged to him. And he was about to make her his.

Her mouth dropped open as her gaze roved over him. She looked as if she appreciated what she saw, but he couldn't be sure. He was a rough-looking character, prided himself on it even. Tattoos circled each bicep, curled down either side of his torso. Vibrant, strong tattoos that represented parts of his life, the life he'd only been able to remember for the past eight years.

“You're beautiful,” she whispered, and he was oddly touched at her compliment. No one had ever called him beautiful before.

“I should scare the hell out of you.” His hands went to the front of his jeans, and he worked one snap undone, then the next. Her gaze locked on his busy hands with wide eyes.

“You don't scare me,” she confessed.

“Good.” He finished undoing his jeans and let them fall from his hips to his knees, kicking them off. “Take off your shirt.”

Her eyes went even wider if that was possible, and she wrapped her arms around herself. “But…I don't have my bra on.”

“Perfect,” he practically growled as he rested a hand over the front of his boxer briefs, fingers gripping his straining erection for the quickest moment. “Take it off, darlin'.”

Without a word of protest, she sat up, reached for the hem of her T-shirt. Slowly, teasing him just as he'd teased her only moments before, she drew the shirt up. Revealing the gentle slope of her stomach, the undersides of her breasts, then the full glory of her breasts, for they were most definitely glorious. Perfect, round, and topped with berry pink nipples. Nipples that were hard and beckoning him for a taste.

She shed the shirt and thrust her shoulders back, looking every inch a goddess. A sweet little virginal goddess with shaking hands and wide blue eyes, she leaned back and gripped the waistband of her black pants.

And shed them with one quick yank so she sat before him in just her panties.

Little black panties trimmed with bits of lace that barely covered her hips. His mouth dried at the sight of her. “Roll over,” he rasped. “On your stomach. Roll over.”

She did as he asked with a little frown. Clutching a pillow to her chest, she rolled onto her stomach, revealing the sweeping curve of her back, the bandage covering the tattoo, and the sweet little rise of her ass. Just as he thought, the panties barely covered her cheeks, and the urge to stroke her there -- kiss and lick and bite -- was too strong to ignore.

He fell onto the bed, his head level with her ass, and he squeezed her with his hands. As he kneaded the sweet, plump flesh, he heard her shuddering moan, and his cock jerked in reaction.

“What are you doing?” she asked, her voice raspy.

“Worshipping you,” he whispered as he bent down and kissed her.


I'm hosting a HUGE contest over at my newly revamped blog (grand prize - a KINDLE!). You can find out all the deets here. And because I'm feeling generous, I'm going to have a little contest today as well. Leave a comment and one lucky winner will receive a $10 online gift card to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner's choice!). Just answer the following question in honor of my husband's special day:

Birthdays. Celebrate like crazy or forget they exist? Let's discuss.

Good luck!


daydrmzzz said...

Loved Fallen Karen it was great and the new blog is looking great too. :)

Skylar Kade said...

First again, Dawn--someone needs to get sleep! But then again, I'm up late, too lol.

daydrmzzz said...

Luv ya Skylar :)

StacieDM said...

In my home we celebrate birthdays in a big way. We usually have Happy Birthday weekend. Three days of pampering the birthday girl or boy. They are always a big event where we pull out all of the stops.

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Jen B. said...

I'm heading over to your site to check it out. I love the Smutketeers!

Ivelisse said...

Fallen was ssssoooo good!! But you know that already :). In my house we do celebrate birthdays in a big way especially when it falls on a weekend we tend to celebrate the whole three days. My hubby is not big on celebrating his birthday but he sure likes the new sneakers I get him or taking him out to dinner lol.

Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

I never really had proper parties after middle school, so here's the personal philosophy I developed post-high school, on birthdays: Celebrate each one like it's the most important. Celebrate birthday, birthday weekend, birthday week. Just, after 25, don't mention the number!

Fallen is definitely on my radar and my wishlist, and I LOVE that excerpt. Congrats, Karen!

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Jean P said...

Oh boy that was a great excerpt, definitely putting that one on my list to read. Use to celebrate birthdays in a big way, but since getting married, now just have quiet dinners out to celebrate, though usually make my husband a cake for his day.

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Karen Erickson said...

Hey everyone thanks for stopping by! AS I get older I don't care about a big birthday celebration for me. Though I always try for excellent treatment during my birthday month - husband never really falls for it though. ;)

For our kids, we do it up right. They love a big party! And because my daughter's birthday is two days before mine (she was an early present, LOL), mine does tend to be ignored. Which is fine because for some reason I'm starting to get younger with every year that passes.

Tonight we're going out to dinner for my husband's birthday. Yay!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to your husband.

Great love scene! Definitely can't wait to read!

As to ur question, I make a big deal about birthdays when it comes to my kids & my old man, unfortunately my b-day is always forgotten even by myself.

Hope u guys have a wonderful day :D

Maria said...

First- Happy Birthday to your husband....

I say celebrate birthdays like crazy...they only come once a year and age sure beats the alternative...lol...

Chele Blades said...
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Chele Blades said...

I say celebrate like crazy...when you are a kid you live for those days & parties with friends...then you find yourself wishing it just would pass you by...well my parties did not always turn out so great so I want to change it NOW & celebrate my way...invite who I want, when I want & how I want...

tell your husband happy birthday from your fans...and love the tease of fallen...its in my TBR at the moment

Sherry said...

In my family we only celebrate the little kids birthdays but I do remind everyone that it's my birthday.

Skylar Kade said...

Welcome Karen! When I was younger, birthdays were a big deal. Since I left for college, my "biggest" birthday celebration was actually this year at RT--thanks to the Naughty Bits/Smutkedettes, Smutketeers, and Nine Naughty Novelists. It was a blast!

Karen Erickson said...

Thanks Skylar! I agree - it was a lot of fun celebrating your birthday at RT! :)

SheriV said...

Celebrate like crazy even if I never actually celebrate them like crazy. I think they should be celebrated rather than forgotten. We just never really celebrate them a whole lot.

Eden Bradley said...

Awesome excerpt, Karen, my fellow Smutketeer! You get to keep the innocent title for now-but that's only in comparison to the rest of us. After all, you are the newest Smutketeer...*G*
I stopped making a big deal out of my birthdays somewhere in my 30's-now I only go big for the landmark birthdays. I spent my 40th in New Orleans, which was awesome! For the next big one coming up we're going to Vegas!
Thanks again to the Naughty Nine for letting us crash your blog this week!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Karen
That was one heck of a great excerpt.
Birthdays I say celebrate them, I mean what could be greater than the day one is born???

JaneE2059 said...

I definitely celebrate birthdays! Why not? It's each persons one special day a year. Eden--you're going to Vegas for your 50th birthday? My parents took me there for my 21st. THAT was a lot of fun.
I always get the choice of cake for my birthday, and we do something fun.

Jamie Lynn said...

I love birthdays, as long as it's not mine... Now don't get me wrong, feel free to getme presents but I hate when people sing to me. There have been many times when I've dived under tables at resturants and fled to the bathroom if I see a cake coming. My last 2 birthdays have been great! My mom took me on a trip to Bermuda and it was all sand nad blue skies with no one singing Happy Birthday to me.

Now, if you want an awesome B-day party I'll throw you a really good one!

flchen1 said...

Hi, Karen!! Happy birthday to your fab husband! As for celebrating birthdays, I've hit the point where I'm OK if mine passes without a mention, although I will still happily accept offerings of cake and/or gifts ;) My kids still of course get very excited about birthdays, and it's still fun to go a little crazy for a day all for them when their turns come around.

Cathy M said...

My birthday hasn't been such a big deal for me since my boy's were born three days after mine. It becomes a huge party month all about them, totally fun, and that works for me just fine.

Wishing the best of birthday wishes to your hubby.

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Juniper Bell said...

I absolutely LOVE that excerpt, Miss Innocent. LOL. NOT!! And the cover is fabulous too. I'm in the go-all-out, you-never-know-if-you'll-make-it-to-the-next-year birthday camp. So big happy birthdays to your youngster there!

Erin Nicholas said...

Hi, Karen! wow, I don't know if I could keep up with a 25 year old anymore! *G* I'm with Juniper-- make every one count!

June M. said...

For my birthday...forget it exists! My family...make a big deal!

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Danielle Gorman said...

It depends on how I'm feeling if I want to celebrate big or not. Usually I just go out with some friends and dance and drink the night away.


Leanne109 said...

Birthdays for our kids celebrate like crazy and for us, not so much.
I've gotten to the point where every time we try to celebrate our Birthdays plans fall apart, so I gave up lol. Can't wait to read this book!

sxyldy said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby. I cant wait to read this..Sounds awesome and right up my alley!!! Cat that I am...LOL

kittykelly28 said...

We don't do anything for my birthday. My con's is the day before mine (his is tomorrow and mine is Thursday!) so I spent one of mine in the hospital. He was a nice gift though. :) Today is Gigi's bday too :) So much in common with all of us! :) And we are also the Naughty Bits? I fkn love it! And I've already told Karen but after meeting her at RT and then reading a whole bunch more of her stuff I have such a hard time picturing her getting all dirty :)

Love ya!

Kelly Jamieson said...

Hi Karen! Welcome to the Naughty Nine and happy birthday to your hubs! I say celebrate, why not! And LOVED the excerpt!

Cassondra said...

Hey Karen,

I'd say celebrate like crazy unless the bday person in question REALLY doesn't want to. And who doesn't want to celebrate something, right?!

Crystal Jordan said...

I say celebrate the bday like crazy. It's a holiday expressly devoted to ME. I mean, who doesn't want their own holiday where people have to worship them and bring them divine offerings?

nicki72182 said...

I celebrate all my birthdays...just some celebrations are crazier than others lol

desere_steenberg said...

Hi Karen,

I agree with the previous two comments celebrate the bday like crazy !!

RG Alexander said...

I'm all about celebrating-usually all week long :)

crystal.hynds said...

Celebrate like Crazy!! My birthday usually lasts a couple days long :)

sxyldy said...

Depends on who the birthday is for: child---celebrate big time, adult, usually a quiet affair or nothing at all.......

Karen Erickson said...

I have a winner! Jen B. come on down! You won the $10 gift card to either B&N or Amazon (your choice!). Please email me at karen.e.erickson @ gmail.com and I'll get your prize to you. Thanks everyone for commenting!