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Author Spotlight on The Lord by Laura Tolomei…

Author Spotlight on The Lord by Laura Tolomei…

Author Bio:


Globetrotter author from Italy, Laura Tolomei has traveled the world from age five, and she hasn’t stopped since. After having read countless numbers of books, she decides, at age forty, to write her own stories for a change, instead of always having to read them from others. Now an acclaimed author with original borderline stories at the edge of accepted conventions, Laura Tolomei guarantees an erotic earthquake with each new novel.
Q. Does your family support your writing? Do they know….it’s spicy?
Laura: My family, my husband in particular, totally support me, and yes, they know it’s a hell of a lot more than spicy…mine is downright erotic. Fact is–I’m a very open person and don’t feel the need to hide anything about what I do or how I live. As a result, my family’s very supportive. My mate in particular bears the full weight of it since he’s my main reference for all my stories. Writing mostly MM, I ask him about how to make my characters more credible, also in their sex scenes. LOL I must admit, we have a lot of fun out of it. In addition, he helps me with plot and even reads the completed stories. We even found a new way to work together when I wrote Bloody Passion in first person. Since the speaker is a Druid, I wanted it to be credible so I asked him to review each chapter as I wrote it and his comments/suggestions were priceless. Ain’t he great?
Q. What describes the “heat” level in your writing?
Laura: My extremely HOT HOT HOT sex MM and MMF sex scenes! That’s why many of my books have five flames heat levels, like Divinitas, The Game and The Festival from my Virtus Saga. Most of my other books have a rating of four as heat levels, which is still scorching, particularly when it comes to my Soulmate and ReScue series.

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Blurb:
Lord Christopher Templeton: Angel or Demon? Angel and Demon! Two faces. One fucking gorgeous man! And only two people to switch him either way. Now Lord Christopher Templeton is going to prove himself to the entire universe. The past in his power. The present in his lust. The future in his temper. Because he is The Lord. Because us is sex!
Excerpt:
“Robin and I both had phases, but they were nothing like theirs…” Jeff frowned as though deep in memory. “No one could come between them, and you can ask Carl Strepton for confirmation.”
Yeah, good old Carl. No, she had not forgotten him, either.
“Carl tried separating them without success. They were as thick and tight as if they were one and understood each other even without words, like they had their own language or something. I’ve never seen anything like it, but it didn’t feel right then or much less now. Today that one is the leader and the other is pledged to you.”
No, Jeff just could not get it.
“And the leader reaffirming their love in such a public and dramatic way then nominating him as co-leader no less…makes me wonder where you fit in all this.”
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Blurb:

Lord Christopher Templeton: Angel or Demon? Angel and Demon! Two faces. One fucking gorgeous man! And only two people to switch him either way. Now Lord Christopher Templeton is going to prove himself to the entire universe. The past in his power. The present in his lust. The future in his temper. Because he is The Lord. Because us is sex!

Excerpt:

“Robin and I both had phases, but they were nothing like theirs…” Jeff frowned as though deep in memory. “No one could come between them, and you can ask Carl Strepton for confirmation.”

Yeah, good old Carl. No, she had not forgotten him, either.

“Carl tried separating them without success. They were as thick and tight as if they were one and understood each other even without words, like they had their own language or something. I’ve never seen anything like it, but it didn’t feel right then or much less now. Today that one is the leader and the other is pledged to you.”

No, Jeff just could not get it.

“And the leader reaffirming their love in such a public and dramatic way then nominating him as co-leader no less…makes me wonder where you fit in all this.”


“Not to worry, Prince.” #MFRWhooks

Published By: eXtasy Books

Author: Laura Tolomei 
ISBN: 978-1-4874-2482-4
Page: 459
Word Count: 139610
Estimated Publish Date: April 26, 2019
Series: Virtus #1
Heat Level: 4 Flames
Categories: Fantasy, GLBT, Menage, Multiple Partners, Paranormal, Erotica , PREORDER



Excerpt 
“Would you like to stay the night?” Slightly embarrassed, her cheeks colored of an adorable red shade. “I mean, with the rain and all, maybe it would be better.” She seemed to pull herself together. “There’s a free bed upstairs, and I could fix you something to eat.”
Judging from the little furniture he had seen, he guessed the small shack would be unable to provide for too many sleeping arrangements. “Where will you sleep?”
“Oh, I won’t be doing much sleeping tonight.” Retrieving his towel, she folded it on the back of a chair. “My father is dying, so I’ll keep to his bedside.”
“I’m sorry.” He really was, even if nothing she had said so far had shed any light on who she really was, or on what her connection to him might be. “Can I be of assistance?”
“No, thank you.” She did not sound sad, just exhausted. “He’s been ill for a long time, but tonight I feel it’s his last one in this dimension.”
“I see.” Not sure he did, he tried to be convincing.
Averting her gaze, she glanced out the window. “If you’d like, I’ll take care of Fuzeon.” For a moment, she seemed lost as though fascinated by what she was fixing so intently. “I’m sure this thunderstorm has frightened him enough already. My father always keeps a few bales of hay stashed away for just such occasions.”
“You seem to know an awful lot about me.” Surprised, he cocked his head. “And about my horse.”
“Not to worry, Prince.” She patted his shoulder gently, as though he were a child in need of reassurance. “I’m the stable keeper’s daughter, so not only do I know your family quite well, but also your horses.”



Virtus Saga #MFRWHooks

Virtus Sex

Published By: eXtasy Books

Author: Laura Tolomei
ISBN: 978-1-4874-2482-4
Page: 459
Word Count: 139610
Estimated Publish Date: April 26, 2019
Series: Virtus #1 

Heat Level: 4 Flames
Categories: Fantasy, GLBT, Menage, Multiple Partners, Paranormal, Erotica , PREORDER

Excerpts 

First, there was music.

Sweet, mellow and smooth, it filled the void until he drowned in the velvety thickness of the notes, with the ever new and different tunes. And he loved it, even if it wasn’t his creation, taking pride in directing the exquisite songs, also guided by that one voice. A soft whisper ever-present in his system, it didn’t blend with the rest of the sweet melody. It kept to the fore, echoing above all other sounds.

Then there was light.

Not just one. Thousands of colored flashes dispelled the darkness and connected to each note, anticipating or delaying it according to the rhythm, shifting to adapt to the new melody. And he liked to watch how light matched the music, how it delineated the tune even before it became sound. It was all part of the novelty of being the mastermind behind this foreign world, so very different from his original one.

Control was never enough, though. The more I had, the more I craved. That was when the nightmares began. Filled with all sorts of violence, from torture to carnage, they were foul and terrifying, yet also exciting to the point I relished each and everyone like a thirsty man deprived of water for far too long. Best of all, they awakened a completely new pleasure that required immediate fulfillment in increasing dosage. 


Awareness Hit Him #MFRWhooks

Virtus Sex
Published By: eXtasy Books
Author: Laura Tolomei

This book was previously published as Virtus, The Sex but has been completely revised and doubled in size with the addition of many new scenes.

 When Prince Duncan Caldwell loses his way home and knocks on a stranger’s door, looking to find shelter, he doesn’t know his life is about to change forever. Not because he can’t tear his gaze away from the beautiful woman who opens that door, but more so because she’s a stranger yet he can’t shake the feeling she belongs to him. And discovering she’s been banned from his home can’t stop the vortex of his feelings nor the truth of his world from crashing down on him.


Excerpt


“Good evening, sir.” Lit from behind, a complete stranger stared back at him with huge green mesmerizing eyes. And what he read in them was something so unusual he could not help sinking in it. A mix of relief, happiness, anticipation and so much more jumbled together, so strong, he feared he would drown in it. “May I help you?” As though she realized the effect she was having on him, her expression changed to a faintly mocking one. “Yes, I…” If he hesitated, it was because he was pulling himself together and trying to recover a semblance of control. Too many emotions were surging to the fore all at once that he simply had to stop to analyze the person in front of him. At first glance, he could have sworn he had never seen her before in his life. But the second glance told a totally different story, until awareness hit him like something long repressed or unjustly forgotten. By the gods, I know her! Which seemed as impossible as his getting lost in a territory he knew like the back of his hand. Breath caught in his throat, he checked her over one more time. Young, tall, very slim with well-shaped muscles that testified to a life on horseback, dark hair and extremely beautiful—he could not shake the weird sensation of looking in a mirror, as if she were his reflection or a twin he had somehow lost without remembering where or how. Because something about her colors and general build was impressively like him.

“She belonged to me” #MFRWHooks #LauraTolomei

Virtus Sex
by Laura Tolomei

Published By: eXtasy Books
Laura Tolomei
ISBN: 978-1-4874-2482-4
Page: 459
Word Count: 139610
Estimated Publish Date: April 26, 2019
Series: Virtus #1
Heat Level: 4 Flames
Categories: Fantasy, GLBT, Menage, Multiple Partners, Paranormal, Erotica , PREORDER

Blurb 


When Prince Duncan Caldwell loses his way home and knocks on a stranger’s door, looking to find shelter, he doesn’t know his life is about to change forever. Not because he can’t tear his gaze away from the beautiful woman who opens that door, but more so because she’s a stranger yet he can’t shake the feeling she belongs to him. And discovering she’s been banned from his home can’t stop the vortex of his feelings nor the truth of his world from crashing down on him.

This is just the beginning of the Virtus Saga, where nothing is as it seems. Not the world, since its all-pervading sex drive hides a scary lack of violence. Not the people, since soul mates Prince Duncan Caldwell and Lord Christopher Templeton share a love that is unrivaled until that fateful knock on Ylianor Meyer’s dilapidated shack.

This book starts the love and the passion that entwines fiery sex into this intricate three-way relationship. It’s a unique connection, laced with jealousy and violence that are unknown to their world. This is not just another erotic dark fantasy series. This is the making of a trio. Of three remarkable characters that must overcome their uncontrollable lust to face the truth about themselves and their planet if they want to defeat the darkness about to devour them. To be as one whilst three! To share power and love in equal measures. This is their real challenge, the lesson they must learn. Otherwise, how will their world survive?

Excerpt 


Damn the music! Damn the lights! They blocked out the agonized cries and the ghoulish images. No, worse, they lessened the intensity of a pleasure that was as blissful as sex, if not more. This was the real source of my power. And since it grew proportionally to the amount of pain and violence inflicted, I rebelled and stepped up everything despite all the attempts to stop me. 

At the persisting escalation in violence, he decided to call on serious help. Someone reliable who could get him out of the rut he had dug himself into, someone who would be willing to take the load off his shoulders and cleanse the evil he could no longer get rid of by himself.

No way would I allow it! I had to seize control, if I wanted to survive and to contrast all his plans to eradicate evil from my world. The very evil I thrived on and that was the source of my empowerment.
The source of the negative buildup, too. Somehow, in spite of the sounds and lights, the rush of violence increased as did this new power. As great as this dark side was, it would soon become unmanageable, which made him all the gladder he had called the right person for the job.

The only right person was her. She was mine, crafted in such a way that she belonged to me alone. And her pretending to ignore me just made me more determined to get her. That was when I decided I had to leave.
Good thing he was not free to go anywhere. He was a prisoner of the lights and sounds he had thought to control. Ha! He was a fool to think for even one moment that he could escape this trap! And an even bigger fool if he believed he had any power over the mysterious forces surrounding them!

The irony of it all crashed on me, and I could not contain my rage! Lashing out, it shook my prison’s very foundation as I attempted to destroy it. And my failure only made me more furious with my human captors. They were the ones responsible for keeping me here against my will, so they would pay for it. All humans would pay for it! And no better way I could devise than throwing back at them my most horrendous visions. But no amount of body parts carelessly scattered like pieces of a broken doll, or of dismembered corpses that sputtered fresh blood from the severed limbs did the trick. The more I wanted to escape, the more the lights, sounds and humans closed in on me.
Alas, it was not long before he realized he needed an ally to escape. No, not someone, a woman. And that was when the real trouble started.

However little I cared for humans, for purely sadistic motives as far as I could tell, I needed one now. Of course, it had to be a woman. Unlike their expendable male counterparts, they linked better to higher beings such as me. Many came my way to ask for the greatest Virt of all. The one I alone could grant—the one to reproduce life. So I found one in their midst, the one with the analytical intelligence necessary to set up the connection that would free me. Mostly the one with the logical twists and turns I could penetrate, losing myself in those tortuous folds. When she left my presence, I was with her, tucked inside her brilliant mind. That was how I became one with her and convinced her of the necessity to free also my body.
With her return, trouble came knocking at his door. For she wanted to take away something he did not intend to relinquish. Not to her, not to anyone. He was just too precious, so he would detain him, forcibly if necessary. And force was exactly what he had to use against her Virt and that of a helper. Together, they fought to sever the hold on him, until with one brutal blow she shattered the work of lifetimes. And things were never the same again.

Black Rose #MFRWhooks

New Release!


Virtus Sex
Author: Laura Tolomei 

Published By: eXtasy Books 

https://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-2482-4-virtus-sex/ 

Excerpt:

Maybe she has worked at Black Rose. But hard as he thought of the many women employed at his home over the course of his twenty-one years of age, he found no trace of a name to associate to this startling creature.

“Hem…” The woman cleared her throat. “May I help you?”

“I’m sorry, Milady.” Snapping out of his odd musings, he shifted on his feet. “But with the storm and all, I seem to have lost my way to—”

“Black Rose?” There was a note of incredulity in her voice he found a bit taunting.

“Well, I guess you know where I live.” Then again, everyone in the village knew of Black Rose.

“Also who you are, for that matter.” The hint of a smile curved her lips before she made a show of bowing. “Welcome to my humble home, Prince Duncan Caldwell.”

“All right.” No surprise here, either. He was the local celebrity after all. “Since you seem to know all about me, may I enquire on your name, Miss…”

“Ylianor.” Angling her head, she leveled her gaze with his. “Just Ylianor.”

“Who’s there?” The angry man’s voice broke the strange magic that had trapped him, rooted him to the ground it seemed, to the point he had also ignored the rain beating down on his back.

5 Tips to Help New Authors Use Twitter Effectively

When you’re a new author, figuring out how to market your book effectively so you get book sales is tough. Just trying to navigate the book marketing jungle is enough to make some authors give up before they’ve started. But you don’t have to be one of those authors. You can instead be one of the authors in the know. One of your best tools for effective book marketing is Twitter. Twitter scares many new authors because they don’t know how to use it effectively to sell their books. Here are five tips to get you the new author started:

1. Don’t just use Twitter for advertising your book. This is a quick way to get followers to un-follow you. If you only send tweets when you have a new book out or when you’re trying to get people to buy it, you will lose people. Instead tweet about things that interest you. You could for example find out interesting facts about events in one of the towns where your characters live and then tweet about them with links. Or you could tweet about a job one of your characters has and tie it into your book.

2. Get involved in Twitter conversations. You can do this by searching on Twitter for subjects that interest you. The best way is to add a hash tag or look for popular topics associated with a particular hash tag and then get involved. #amwriting or #bookmarketing for example.

3. Use Tweetdeck or Socialoomph to schedule your tweets ahead of time. This saves you time and energy. Personally I prefer Tweetdeck because I can also respond to new followers, and follow them back!

4. Follow people whose tweets interest you. In order to get followers you have to follow others. Be judicious about who you follow, while it’s perfectly okay to follow other authors (after all they are readers too!) try and follow an equal amount of others who read such as reviewers for example.

5. Use your author’s name as your Twitter handle. Some authors use their book title or a variation of it, or some other handle that readers won’t recognize, and this can end up costing you in book sales if readers aren’t able to associate your Twitter account with you. Now there are exceptions, for example, my handle lalla gatta is now associated with my author’s name Laura Tolomei. But that’s because I worked hard to make sure it was so. I still strongly urge authors to use their name or pen name when they set up their Twitter account so readers can easily find them.


Twitter should be in the marketing arsenal of every new author, and I hope these tips will help you the new author to use Twitter to more effectively market your books!

And if you’re particularly efficient in the promoting, you might end up also with an audio book. It’s what happened to me. So here’s my first audio book ever:

Besides the marketing tips, what authors really need is a great book! I won’t go as far as saying my Halloween release is a great book, but I’m certainly very proud of myself and of how my first BDSM book turned out. For my readers and all those passing by, I include a sneak preview Unedited excerpt and blurb of Bondage Slave For Hire.

Enjoy.

Just released Oct. 15 Bondage Slave For Hire!

Just because you are a bondage slave for hire, do you deserve to die on Halloween night?
I did it! My first BDSM novel!! Also my first vampire story!!! Still can’t believe it’s released TODAY!!!!
Seriously, I’m real excited about this release. I decided to try my hand on BDSM, and I had loads of fun writing it. Not to mention excitement. ‘Cause I discovered it can be really sexy, if I applied my style to it. The Erotic Romance with an Edge style, which is just perfect for hard-core BDSM scenes. And the horror ties in just right, with all its Halloween mystery and intrigue. So here’s to BDSM and to a spooky Halloween!
Bondage Slave For Hire
AUTHOR Laura Tolomei
FACEBOOK THREAD
GENRE: Erotica, Gay LGBT, Ménage à trois/quatre, Multiple Partners, Paranormal, Horror, Shapeshiter, Vampires, Demons, Holiday, m/m/m, m/m/m/f
ISBN: 9781771117180
HEAT LEVEL: 4 flames
PAGES: 309
WORD COUNT: 90.558
RELEASE DATE: 15 October 2013
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Carmen Waters
BUY LINK
MMMF EROTIC MMMF EXCERPT

BLURB
Nothing satisfies Lilly. Not even working at The Dungeon BDSM Club as a bondage slave for hire. A slave looking for her true master. None have fit the bill so far. Until Terry. He spins her craving to fever pitch. And she might just fall in love with him, if she could only be his slave. Not just his. Julien and André’s, too. His gorgeous Creole lovers. Because they are the perfect Masters. But also keepers of the Black Room. On Halloween, she’ll discover just how bad and dangerous their pain-lust game can really be. Will she be able to fulfill their true needs? Or will she perish in the attempt?

To get your appetites up and running, here’s Lilly when she begs three gorgeous men to enslave her. Which, as she soon finds out, is not enough for them to accept her plea. And for those who prefer the more erotic side, click HERE for an MMMF sizzling hot excerpt.
MASTER EXCERPT

“Masters…”
Flung into the semi-dark dungeon, Lilly crouched on the ground. Stark naked. Forehead touching the cold floor.
From the little she had been able to determine, the place resembled The Dungeon Club. Same dungeon-style. Same chains and shackles on the walls. Hooks on the ceiling. Toys strewn around. All the works, only on a smaller scale. ‘Cause this dungeon was roughly the size of a normal house basement. A dark, musty place now lit only by the tall flames of a large brazier set in the middle of the chamber.
“Master Terry, Master André, Master Julien,” she continued as she had been instructed. “I beseech you.” Not daring to raise her head, as she had been instructed. “To grant me the honor and privilege of serving you.” Not even knowing if they were actually there. “In exchange, I surrender my body, mind and soul. From now on, my life belongs to you. From now on, you have total charge and control over it.”
True, she hadn’t seen any one of them. Not since being thrown inside the Mercedes. She hadn’t had her sight back until one of the three had removed her blindfold and tossed her inside the dungeon. Where there was too much energy for her to be alone.
“I will be yours. Your slave to all effects and purposes. At your complete disposal. Always. And everywhere. Yours to use as you see fit.” The words fell smoothly from her lips. “I vow to obey your every order and command now and forever. To submit to your complete domination, whatever form it takes now and in the future.” As if she meant all of them. “To serve you in whatever way, place and time you should ever require. To fulfill and satisfy your every demand, need and request, regardless of mine.” And maybe she did, for they felt right at gut level. “To endure or find pleasure in each and every kind of torture you’ll devise for me, now and in the future.” Like she had been born to say them. “Never ever will I betray you or your secrets.” Which she was coming to believe were many and varied. “Never ever will I leave you. Never ever will I take initiatives without your outright and formal permission or consent.”
Whatever or whoever they were, she didn’t care. She would crush her will and offer it to them, no matter the consequences.
“If I break any of these vows, I’ll accept whatever punishment you will decide upon, including death.”
Well, life seemed a small price to pay anyway, if compared to the incredible adventure she was about to embark on.
Silence fell in the dungeon. A heavy void that nailed her to the icy ground she had been talking to.
At first, she just waited. Then an insidious fear snuck up her spine.
What if they didn’t accept her plea? What if they sent her home, laughing and taunting her idiocy for presuming three gorgeous beings like them should ever want to have anything to do with her insignificant self?
The doubt further crushed her to the cold floor. She fought the instinct to raise her head and glance around. Suppressing the necessity to be reassured she wasn’t alone, she scolded herself for being as weak and as miserable as to want to prove it to them, too.
“Rise, slave.”
Finally, out of the darkness, Terry’s voice shot relief through her every fiber. And the room brightened immediately, as though a sun’s ray had just found its way inside.
Lilly scrambled to her feet, keeping her head lowered.
“Approach the brazier.”
Lulled by Terry’s warm voice, almost like in a trance, she advanced to where he commanded. The large, round thing stood on three slim, metal legs. The flames licked high, almost to the ceiling. A true wall of fire and scalding heat that was like a gust of hot air blew on Lilly’s face. One more step forward and it would’ve been unbearable.
So she stopped.
“Closer.”
The slight trace of impatience in Terry’s tone prompted her legs to move, even if she would’ve rather refused.
Now the fire scorched her skin. Literally. Also cut her breath off, if she had to be precise. Neither of which convinced her to budge from where her Master ordered.
“Slave, we are considering your plea.” It was Julien talking.
He had the deepest voice of all, with a slight Southern drawl she was learning to recognize.
“But first we need proof of your submission and obedience.” Now it was André’s turn.
“It will be no small privilege to serve us,” Terry picked up from where André left off. “A privilege you’ll have to earn, if you’re still set on giving yourself over to us.”
“I am.” To prove it, she stepped nearer to the wall of fire, risking that the flames burned her hair. “I want to be your slave.” No matter what.
“Then you’ll have to prove it,” Julien scoffed, uncaring of her very good intentions.
“I’ll do anything you order.” She meant it.
“What we ask is really quite simple.” Julien’s irony was a sure sign he was getting loads of fun in putting her in the most difficult positions.

Duplicate Content Can be the Kiss of Death For Authors Or Why You Should Never Use Duplicate Content

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you just wrote two or three guest blogs and then used only those posts for say a twenty stop blog tour, or even a ten stop one? Well, let me tell you, this is not something you want to do. While it may seem easier to just use articles you’ve written over and over and over again for your blog tours, they can cause you huge problems later on down the road. The reason is that Google hates duplicate content and in fact goes around searching online for it. If you use the exact same article over and over again, Google will find it and will take duplicate content out of the search engine results. So, one instance of your article, and so one stop on your blog tour will show up in the search results, but the other three or four will not. This can be the kiss of death for an author who is trying to get the word out about their book.

Why is it the kiss of death? Well, for a couple of reasons, here’s mainly why though. For one readers are only going to read that article once, if they go to one of your next tour spots and see the same article, they are going to leave immediately. If they see the same article during another blog tour later on, they may stop attending your blog tour events all together. That’s just one reason, and it’s a big one. You don’t want readers clicking away because of duplicate content. Another reason is that it gives readers the idea that you don’t care enough as an author about your readers to write new content for them. And finally, it kills you in the search engines and possibly with any new readers who may stumble on one of your guest blogs when they do a search, and discover that when they go to one of the next stops you’ve used the same content yet again.

Smart authors plan their blog tours well in advance, giving themselves enough time to write new content for each stop. Or if they really want to plan well, they’ll figure out how many stops they want for their blog tour, and then write those articles before they even schedule the tour. Then all that’s left is to send the guest post and other material to your blog tour company or if you’re doing it yourself the blog owner a few days or a week before your guest blog is to be posted. That way you don’t run the risk of angering readers, and killing yourself in the search engines because you’re being penalized for duplicate content.