Monday, May 9, 2011

Guest romance author Kristina Wright and giveaway!

Please welcome author Kristina Wright!

Ohh… paranormal erotic romance! Doesn’t that make your imagination conjure up all sorts of delicious possibilities?  When I signed on to edit Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance for Cleis Press, I was looking for sizzling hot stories involving all sorts of paranormal elements.  The authors didn’t disappoint me! I received hundreds of stories about ghosts, mermaids, werewolves, demons, vampires, possession, witchcraft, magic and more.  These stories represent the very best of paranormal erotic romance by some of the finest erotica and erotic romance authors.

If you like your paranormal romance on the steamy side,  Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance will keep you up late into the night.  The collection includes stories from seventeen amazing authors who pushed the boundaries of paranormal erotic romance to deliver uniquely sensual stories of otherwordly delights. The authors in the collection include Justine Elyot, Delilah Devlin, Shanna Germain, A.D.R Forte, Craig Sorensen, Kristina Lloyd, Saskia Walker, Sacchi Green, Nikki Magennis, Alana Noel Voth, Victoria Janssen, Lana Fox, Lucy Felthouse, Kate Pearce, Madeline Moore, Ericka Hiatt and myself, with a foreword by bestselling erotic romance author Megan Hart.

Here is an excerpt of my story “Thief of Hearts” to give taste of what you can expect between the pages of Dream Lover:

“Why are you in my dreams?  Why are you here?”

His immobile face, as immobile as any sculpture, softened and he looked sheepish.  “I live in your dreams.  Until I’m—“ he flung his arms out, as if searching for the right word, “reinstated, so to speak, I am confined to your dreams.”

I frowned.  “But I rarely dream.  Or I rarely remember my dreams.”

“That’s my fault.  I—steal them, for lack of a better word.  They sustain me in this world.”

I pulled my legs up, unconsciously mirroring his position.  “You’re not only in my dreams, you steal them?  But, why?”

He let out a long, breathy sigh, as if he were tired of dealing with me.  “To survive.  For now, I exist only in your dreams, in that shadowy space between reality and fantasy.  When I’m where I belong—“ he looked toward the ceiling, “My purpose is to watch over you.”

A light bulb went off over my head.  “You’re my guardian angel?”

“Yes.”  He clasped his hands together, long fingers weaving in and out of each other in a way that made me shiver.  “My purpose is to protect you from danger.  But now we are both in danger because I can’t survive unless you sleep and dream and you can’t survive if I don’t keep watch over you.”

“That’s a conundrum.”

“You still think you’re dreaming,” he said, anger lacing his voice the way his fingers were laced over one bronzed knee.

“Oh no, this conversation makes complete sense,” I said, breezily.  “I’ve been feeling a little lonely and conjured up my guardian angel to take care of my needs.  Though, I must say, talking isn’t one of my needs.  So, if you could just get to it—“

He surged toward me with a predatory snarl.  I pressed my back to the headboard reflexively, but my body was responding to the dangerous, untamed look in his dark eyes.  I was becoming aroused.  That thought was even more shocking than the idea there was an angel in my bedroom.

“I know you,” he said, crowding me against the headboard.  Long slender fingers closed around my wrists as he pinned my hands above my head.  “I have walked through your dreams, I have tasted your very soul.”

He licked my bottom lip for emphasis, his tongue warm and wet.  I caught my breath, time standing still as he nipped my lip between his teeth.  I winced in pain, tasted the metallic tang of blood.  My blood.

“Yes,” I breathed against his cheek.

“But something isn’t right,” he sighed, releasing my wrists.  I felt a sharp pang of disappointment.  “Something is missing.”

The ache between my thighs told me what was missing, but I couldn’t voice it.  Instead, I watched him watching me.

“What do you want, Michelle?”  His voice still held a note of predatory threat, as if I should be careful what I asked for, because I just might get it.  “You are lonely.  I see it in your dreams.  But you are also needy in a way that goes beyond loneliness.”

“Needy. Thanks,” I muttered, though I didn’t deny it.

He grabbed my wrists again, but instead of pinning them over my head, he put them against his muscular chest.  He felt warm and real.  Solid. 

“I don’t think you understand,” he said, a hint of desperation in his growly voice.  “If we don’t resolve this problem, I will die.  Or at least cease to exist in the way that you understand life.  And if I die—“

Something in his expression made me swallow hard.  “What?” I whispered, my voice as raspy as parchment.

“Then you will die,” he said hollowly.  “I cannot exist without you and you cannot exist without me to protect you.”

Dream Lover Book Blurb:

Supernaturally sensual and captivating, the stories in Dream Lover will fill you with a craving that defies the rules of life, death and gravity. Kristina Wright presents a magical potion of sexy and romantic stories filled with male fairies and mermen, as well as darkly erotic tales of ghosts, shapeshifters and possession. Two clairvoyants explode in desire as they silently probe one another's innermost thoughts. A maiden releases a man set in stone from his mysterious garden and finds herself embraced by a passion that had been trapped for centuries. Dream Lover is an exhilarating collection filled with fantasy lovers who will take you to places you've never been before.

About the Editor:

Kristina Wright ( is an author, editor and college instructor.  She has edited the Cleis Press anthologies Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women and Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance and her forthcoming anthologies include Best Erotic Romance 2012 and Lustfully Ever After: Fairy Tale Erotic Romance. Her first anthology, Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women was nominated for a Reviewers’ Choice Award by RT Book Reviews and was a Featured Alternate of the Doubleday Book Club. Kristina’s erotica and erotic romance fiction has appeared in over eighty-five print anthologies, including With This Ring, I Thee Bed; Bedding Down: A Collection of Winter Erotica; Nice Girls, Naughty Sex; three editions of Best Women’s Erotica; four editions of Best Lesbian Erotica; six editions of the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica and the erotic romance collections Seduction, Liaisons and Sexy Little Numbers.  She received the Golden Heart Award for Romantic Suspense from Romance Writers of America for her first novel Dangerous Curves, which was published by Silhouette Intimate Moments.  Her work has also been featured in the nonfiction guide The Many Joys of Sex Toys and magazines and e-zines such as Clean Sheets, Good Vibes Magazine, Libida, The Fiction Writer, The Literary Times, Scarlet Letters, The Sun and The Quill.  Her nonfiction essay “The Last Letter” is included in the epistolary anthology P.S. What I Didn’t Say: Unsent Letters to Our Female Friends and her articles, interviews and book reviews have appeared in numerous publications, both print and online.  She is a member of Romance Writers of America as well as the special interest chapters of RWA, Passionate Ink and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal.  She is a book reviewer for the Erotica Readers and Writers Association ( and the book club moderator for SexIs Magazine’s Naked Reader Book Club (  She holds degrees in English and Humanities and teaches English Composition and World Mythology at the community college level.  Originally from South Florida, Kristina has lived up and down the East Coast with her husband, Jay, a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy.  They welcomed the addition of their son Patrick in December 2009 and are expecting their second son in August 2011.

Where to find Kristina

Kristina has an autographed copy of Dream Lover, a Dream Lover button, a postcard of some of my anthologies and some delicious chocolate to give away to one of your readers! Please leave a comment or question below along with your email to enter. Open to both US and International.


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! is this international?


  2. This book sounds so great!! I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the great giveaway!!


  3. I have seen this book around the web. I love anthologies. Sometimes I just want a good, quick read. I think this book would cover all of that!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Great Interview and Giveaway, the book sounds awesome and delicious. Please enter me,

  5. TheJay2xA ~ Yes, sorry! The giveaway is open to international readers, as well!

  6. Thanks for the kind words, Mandy! I hope you enjoy Dream Lover!

  7. Hi Jen B.! I'm glad you've seen Dream Lover around the internet! I am in love with how well this book turned out!

  8. Great giveaway and interview.


    -Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte.

  9. How exciting! All those erotica authors, most of which I'm unfamiliar with. I love getting familiar with authors that are new to me.

    Thanks for the giveaway Kristina! Chocolate & Erotica...every girls fantasy :) Please enter me!

  10. Mocha! I love your website!! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. I think you'll be very pleased with Dream Lover, redzsm! And I agree... chocolate and erotica just go together. :)

  12. Great Interview!! The book sounds great and the cover is steamy!! I love it!!

  13. This looks like a delightful book!

  14. Great post, this book looks awesome! I agree with the other posters, Erotic romance and chocolate are pretty much the perfect combination!

  15. Nice excerpt! I can't wait to take a peek!

  16. Hi Heather! Thanks for stopping by! I think chocolate and erotica are the perfect decadent treat. :)

  17. I enjoyed the interview. Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  18. Sounds like an interesting book. Love the Cover. Count me in, looks great:)


  19. thanks for the great giveaway - I haven't heard about the book yet, but it sounds sooo interesting and I will def keep it in mind!
    wish you all the best, Ina

    inale87 at gmx dot at

  20. I would love to read this. I haven't read this and it sounds great.

    miztik_rose At

  21. This is a great prize as the book sounds brilliant and what can I say about people sending me chocolate . . . it makes me do the happy dance!

  22. Carlyn ~ I lol'd at your happy dance comment. :-) Good luck in the giveaway

  23. I do like my paranormal romance on the steamy side.
    Thanks for sharing an excerpt and a chance to win a copy.

  24. ohhh what a great excerpt of the book! I was like ohh a guardian angel in dreams? this sounds like an amazing read! I think its got several stories in the book though? XD Too bad I wouldn't mind a full length novel with guardian angel *shivers* yum! ;)

    Would love to be entered in this.. my email is swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com :D

  25. What a great post, thanks for sharing this with us, and thanks for tis giveaway, the book sounds good.

  26. Thanks for the comment, Elaineg8!! Good luck!

  27. Chelsea, yes this is an anthology with 17 stories. But... I do have a very hot angel story in mind for a novel. If I can ever find time to sit down and write it. :-) Thanks for the comment!

  28. Thanks for sharing a new author with us. I enjoyed the excerpt and would love a chance to win this book. Count me in please.

  29. Kristina,
    I really enjoyed your excerpt. I too have seen this book around the internet and have read good things about it. I'm looking forward to reading it. Sounds intriguing.
    Carol L

  30. Thanks for the excerpt! That was really sexy (he had me swooning at "tasted your soul"). Now I really want to read it!


  31. I know some of the names in this collection, but it's nice to find out about some that are new to me and love the genre.

  32. Wow, what an excerpt *fans self*. I simply must read more. Wonderful interview and thanks for the chance to win!


  33. When I read Laurie's review of this book I knew I had to read it! It is sometimes hard to find books that are both paranormal erotica which also has well-developed characters where you develop a connection with them.

    Looking forward to reading it!


  34. I had not heard of this book yet but the story sounds really good. I would love to win a copy of it. Thank you for the giveaway.

    GFC: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  35. I just love this kind of read. Thank you.
    kr_moreau at doglover dot com

  36. Kristina, ohh that sounds awesome! I thought it was several stories but its always nice to ask and make sure :) Thanks so much for the response :)

  37. Sounds like a great read. Hope to win your book and spend my nights wrapped in it. Thanks!

  38. This book sound like a very enjoyable read. I love PNR and I have started to really get into erotic romances.

    rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

  39. I haven't read an anthology in a long time and never one about paranormal or erotic romances.

    Sounds good !

    Please enter me in the giveaway and thanks for opening it to worldwide entries.
    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  40. Ooh la la! Nice excerpt! I'd love to read your give-a-way book as I love paranormals! This one sounds great! Please enter me!
    Linda T.

  41. How do you choose between all the wonderful short stories to put in your anthologies? Seems to be a very daunting task.

    Please enter me in the contest:

  42. WildAboutBones~ It is a daunting task to choose less than 20 stories out of the 150 or so I received! It's a long process of reading and rereading and trying to find the right balance among the stories I choose. But it's a process I enjoy and I'm really proud with how well Dream Lover turned out!

    Thanks for asking!

  43. Thanks so much for all the lovely comments! I invite you to friend me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter for more giveaways of Dream Lover and my forthcoming anthologies Steamlust: Steampunk Erotic Romance; Best Erotic Romance 2012 and Lustfully Every After: Fairy Tale Erotic Romance!

  44. That excerpt is great. I'm not sure 'd like someone who was stealing my dreams or who knew everything I was dreaming about.

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  45. Thank you so much this sounds so good can't wait to read more! Thanks for sharing :)

  46. Thanks for sharing the excerpt! It has definitely piqued my interest, now I wanna read more! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!


  47. Great giveaway

  48. Paranormal erotic romance? Sign me up! What a great excerpt, thanks for sharing. I really love a ton of short stories in books like this, it's a great way to find new authors.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Wow! A paranormal erotic romance???? Loved your excerpt... AND thanks for the give-a-way!
    Linda T./USA

  50. The book sounds AWESOME! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  51. Hi all! (And thanks for friending me on Facebook!) Yes, it's paranormal erotic romance-- 17 deliciously hot tales! I hope this book is well-liked by readers because I'd love to do another collection! And I promise you will find some new authors to love! ;-)

  52. Thanks for the giveaway
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

  53. Sounds good, thanks for the giveaway!

    Gabbie-ethela AT hotmail DOT com

  54. I would love to read this book. I love trying new authors!

  55. Ohhh this looks HAWT! Thank you for the interview and giveaway.

    ceeenndee at gmail dot com

  56. This sounds very intruiging. I love books that mix up paranormal creatures!

    Thank you! mmafsmith(at)gmail(dot).com


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