Saturday, November 19, 2011

Guest post with author Stacey Kennedy + giveaway

Huge thanks to Bitten by Paranormal for hosting me today as part of the 1NS Decadent Blog Tour. I have a special treat for everyone. I’ll be giving away both TAKEDOWN AND SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN, plus some awesome swag!

I wrote Takedown as a little test for myself to see if I could do it. I had never written an m/m story before and had no idea if I could pull it off! I hope that I didn’t disappoint! I will say that I enjoyed writing the story much more than I thought I would, mainly because it gave me the opportunity to write two Alpha men. It’s far different to write m/m than m/f. The reason is that men just don’t hold the same emotions women do. And I like that about writing women. I love being inside a woman’s mind and going through what they do as they fall in love. Men, especially in erotic romance, care more about the steamy lust than what their heart is telling them. But by the end of the story, I realized it was far hotter than I expected. Both Wyatt and Rye are men to take seriously. Wyatt, a U.S. Marshal, and Rye is a UFC fighter, so the testosterone running through their veins is HUGE and these characters were so yummy to write.

After finishing TAKEDOWN, I knew that SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN would follow. As much as I loved the men together, they needed a woman in the middle of them to soften them, and thus came Darby. Truthfully, I had no idea how it would all play out, but her appearance in their lives made me sigh, repeatedly. What can I say? I love my men Alpha, but I love it more when I see how a woman can make them crumple to their knees!
So, here’s a little peek at the stories and also a review by Bitten by Paranormal Romance of Somewhere in Between. If these stories sound right up your alley, leave me a comment with your email address to be entered to win, TAKEDOWN AND SOMEHWERE IN BETWEEN. Don’t forget to come find me on Facebook and Twitter. I love to chat!!

U.S. Marshal Wyatt Tanning has been on the hunt for a killer on the run in Turks and Caicos. A week into the investigation, he has absolutely nothing to show for his efforts. Feeling defeated he returns to Castillo Resort to drown his frustrations. There he meets UFC fighter, Rye Daniels. Now the resort’s bartender, Rye recognizes a man that has been beaten down, but he also senses a shared attraction that is hard to ignore. Wyatt might not be ready to step out from behind the shadow of lies, but Rye will stop at nothing to unleash the beast within.
*Warning: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices.

Cynthia's review of Take Down below

Well now – that’s a hook-up! And I would expect no less from Ms. Kennedy and Decadent’s 1NS series. The cover alone lets the reader know they are in-store for hot deliciousness! 

Both Wyatt and Rye, separately, contacted 1NS dating service months ago, hoping the agency would be able to connect them with a female of their dreams; if only for one night. What they don’t expect is their mutual attraction toward each other. Wyatt is hesitant to acknowledge his emotions because of his position as a U.S. Marshall. Whereas, Rye has no doubts about how he feels for the rough and rugged Wyatt. The initial seduction of Wyatt is volatile and what immediately follows between the two alphas is explosive. 

Ms. Kennedy teases near the end with the same cryptic text message sent from Madame Eve, of 1NS, to both Rye and Wyatt. Which leads me to believe these two may get their match from 1NS yet. A girl can dream……

U.S. Marshal, Wyatt Tanning is in a race to catch a serial killer who has evaded the authorities. Just as the case hits a dead end, an unexpected email gives him a lead. As much as he wants to share the surprising message with his lover, Rye Daniels, he must hunt a killer first.
Darby Grant never expected that one night would change her life forever, but that’s exactly what happened. Not only has she been abducted, but she is in a situation that nightmares are made of. As she begins to lose all hope, fate steps in to offer her aid, but she’s well aware things will never be the same again. Soon, though, Darby begins to realize that might not be such a bad thing…
*Warning: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices and ménage.
Below is wild about bones review of Somewhere in Between
What better way could there be to get over a terrible experience than to be embraced and loved by two men? Her therapist told her she should get out and start living again. 

Rye, his lover of a few months, makes Wyatt happy but he wants a woman to have kids with. He nor Rye realized they were bisexual until going to Madam Eve's match making service. Wyatt doesn't understand why he's so intent on personally seeing to Darby's safety. 

Darby’s a torture victim of Wyatt's latest serial killer case. When her home is broken into a month later and Wyatt is there to help, she gladly takes him up on his offer to stay at a hotel in adjoining rooms. She has a nightmare of being a captive and the torture she endured and runs to Wyatt's room and asks to sleep in bed between him and Rye, who'd joined him earlier. She felt so safe with them and had the best sleep she's had in years. 

Who is Madam Eve and how does she know exactly what everyone wants and needs even if they don't know it themselves? 

Some m/m oral and groping along with a ménage love scene. 

At 46 pages, this is a very quick read with lots of chemistry between all three main characters and a good story line

Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll find fast paced action, life threatening moments and a big bad villain that needs to be destroyed. Her urban fantasy/paranormal and erotic romance series have hit Amazon Kindle and All Romance Ebooks Bestseller lists. If she isn’t plugging away at her next novel, tending to her two little ones, she’s got her nose deep in a good book. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband.

Be sure to drop her a line at, she loves to hear from her readers.

Please leave a comment below with your email. 
Giveaway rules 


  1. I love the concept of Decadent's 1 Night Stand series. Somewhere in Between was a great short read. I'd love to win Takedown which I am sure will be wonderful as well.
    WildAboutBones (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. I love the 1NS series. These books sound so hot. I would love to win them. Thanks for the giveaway.


  3. Both sound...intriguing.
    I would love for a chance to read them.

  4. Hi

    These books sound so good. I love the 1NS stories and I am looking forward to reading these.

    Thanks for the chance.

  5. I have been wanting to read Stacey Kennedy's books for a while now. Thanks so much for this generous giveaway opportunity!!! =) Good luck to everyone who enters!!

    Valerie Long
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  6. Very interested in reading Stacey's work. Would love to win.

  7. I love your cover. Ad the story sounds good too.

  8. Both books sound great. I too love strong alpha men and especially enjoy seeing them brought to their knees by the ladies they fall for. Thank you so much for the chance to win copies of these books and swag.
    GFC: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  9. These books sound great. I would love to win.

    musicalfrog@ comcast dot net
    GFC Patti P

  10. Hello Stacey!

    Love, love, LOVE your 1NS shorts! I just have to stop reading them in public places. Dayum Girlfriend - Your newest one for the Christmas anthology rocks!

  11. Both Takedown and Somewhere In Between are on my wish list. I am really looking forward to Takedown. I do love U.S. Marshalls!

  12. These sound hot! Thanks so much for the post. I understand what you meant about the differences between writing m/f and m/m relationships. I guess I never really thought about it though. Thanks for the giveaway!

    rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

  13. have I mention how much I love Stacey Kennedy and Madame Eve? The stories are just pure genius! :D
    Although, I won't mind reading something other than BDSM but I'm not complaining too much lol
    email: cruz042 at csusm dot edu

  14. I loved the post:)
    I think this will be a really good read and im adding it to my to read list:)
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  15. Loved the article. Both stories sound awesome and I cant wait to read them.
    Areeths at new dot rr dot com

  16. I already love Stacey's stories, and have a soft spot for a sexy m/m storyline. Thanks for the chance to read these books.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com
    gfc follower

  17. I've enjoyed the books by Stacey I've read and would love to read more.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  18. I love Staceys books thank you for the chance to win .

  19. Loved the article and I can't wait to get my hands on either or both stories! I've never read and M/M before but your's is one I want to be my first! It looks AMAZING!

  20. Thanks for the post. I had seen blurbs for the two books lesewhere, but I was curious as to why the same hero was in a m/m and m/f (actually a m/m/f). They sound great and I love the Takedown cover.


  21. Thank you for the guest post and the giveaway! I would love to read these books. Thank you for the chance. :)

    ceeenndee at gmail dot com


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