Please join us in welcoming to Book Lovers Inc. Allie A. Burrow YA and contemporary romance author, whose first foray into steamier waters just got released in the SERVICED anthology, featuring several sexy novellas about hot men in uniform! So curious to know how daunting and exciting it was for Allie to pen her first sexy story? Join us as she shares the story of her experience (also don’t forget to enter the TWO giveaways at the end)!
Have you been SERVICED lately?
I am delighted to introduce you to the SERVICED anthology, released by Breathless Press earlier this month. With nine talented authors, ten great short stories, lots of men in uniform, and hot hot HOT romance, there is something for everyone.
So how did I get involved in the anthology?
Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret: Allie A Burrow is a bit of a fake—sssh…don’t tell—but you will normally find me hanging out as Aurelia B Rowl, writer of contemporary romance and young adult romance. Still buzzing from my first contract, I saw a submission call from my publisher for erotic short stories with a military theme. At first, I thought nothing of it, but the seed had been sown and it got me thinking…wondering…could I actually step outside my comfort zone and write such a story?
A little over a year ago, I couldn’t write a kissing scene with cringing and squirming. Admittedly, eighteen months ago, I wasn’t writing at all, yet here I am now with two stories published and more in the pipeline. Anyway, once the challenge was set in my mind, it became a personal dare, and I knew I had to give it a go. I figured it would be good to flex my writing muscles, and romance is romance, right?
I started penning a short story loosely based on a memory (very loosely!) and For One Night Only was underway. The words flowed, and as I typed ‘the end’, I knew I was onto something, but there was no way I could put out the story as Aurelia, not when I also have a YA audience to consider. So confident was I that my story would be published, I went right ahead and purchased the domain name and set up a website, blog, Facebook page and Twitter profile etc… and Allie A Burrow was born.
Whilst ‘Allie’ won’t get to come out to play all that much, it’s lovely to have the option to let my hair down and go wild sometimes. I’d like to think it demonstrates my skill and versatility, introducing new readers to my ‘voice’ and style of writing. And of course, it was lots of fun to write!
As for the story, For One Night Only was snapped up immediately; it is the opening story in the SERVICED anthology and I really hope you enjoy it.
One lucky commenter can walk away with a copy of SERVICED, just tell me: when was the last time you stepped outside your comfort zone, and did it work out for you?
And that’s not all…
To celebrate the release of SERVICED, and the launch of our Facebook page, my fellow authors and I have clubbed together and created a Facebook giveaway with ten copies up for grabs. Why not enter before it’s too late, and increase your chances of winning a copy? Enter the giveaway below.
All’s fair in love and war, they say. Come find out if it’s true in these ten stories where soldiers prove that their skills in the field are only rivaled by their skills in the bedroom.
FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY BY ALLIE A BURROW
Kate Powell only went and fell for the soldier she’d met just once before he had to jet off on a year-long posting overseas.
Seven months in, and Kate is hornier than a blue wildebeest in mating season with only her battery-powered friend for relief. Her skills as a pen-pal scale new heights, but then a text message arrives out of the blue.
Corporal Mark Butler is back in the country for one night only, and Kate isn’t about to let the opportunity pass her by. After all, who needs a vibrator when the real thing comes calling?
OVER A DEAD BODY BY LEONA J BUSHMAN
Riker thought he’d be meeting a friend and instead found him dead. When NCIS is called in, Riker’s ex is there, looking as hot as ever. Even though the sight of her forced him to realize how much he missed her and wanted her, meeting her over a dead body with blood on his hands made it unlikely he’d get what he wanted—Edie.
Edie loved her job as a lead NCIS investigator, but why did it have to be Riker who found this murdered person? Riker had left her a few weeks before marriage, spouting logic and distance. Her heart remained cold, but her body steamed when he touched her.
Could she clear his name and forgive him or would the killers get to him first?
REDS, WHITES, and BLUES BY MICKEY J. CORRIGAN
He was stationed in Key West during the Vietnam War when he met the arty girl who didn’t capitalize her name. She was cute, but strange, the kind of a hippie chick who usually shunned soldiers like himself. But sometimes opposites attract. Sometimes they have sex on the beach. And sometimes you can’t forget them.
LEAVE TAKING BY ANGELICA DAWSON
Will has a surprise for his wife for the tenth anniversary.
He’s coming home.
FIRST DATE – THE ITALIAN COLONEL BY JESABELLE JONES
There are fireworks when horny English nanny, Leonie, meets squadron commander, Colonel Luca Giordano – the sex is hot, and it’s only the first date.
MAJOR’S MINAH BY RAVEN McALLAN
Oliver knew his duty, he needed a wife and heir. Minah knew what she wanted—him. Could his ideals and her dreams be the same? There was only one way to find out…
KNOCK OUT BY NATALIA PETROVSKII
Warrant Officer Ryan Wilson is handsome and arrogant and Corporal Nicole Muchmore enjoys taking out her frustration against him on the sparring mat. One day the tables turn and before she knows what is happening he is exacting a punishment of another kind-this time totally pleasurable.
A CHANCE AT LOVE BY SHELLI ROSEWARNE
Corporal Aidan Hamilton has the unenviable job of telling his best friend’s sister that her brother isn’t coming back. This is slightly complicated by the fact that from the moment he meets Suzanne Kelsey he knows she’s everything he’s ever wanted. While Suzanne might need someone to lean on at the moment, can he convince her that what they have is more than a short term fling?
Suzanne had always told her big brother that being a soldier was too dangerous, so when she sees the uniformed officer in front of her house she knows exactly what he’s here to tell her. While Aidan may set her blood on fire, Suzanne has already lost one soldier she loved and she’s not prepared to trust her heart to another one.
TAKING COMMAND BY ZARA STONELEY
Mike Sands knows that loving a soldier can lead to heartache, so when he falls hard for his best mates little sister he knows he has to walk away.
But can Jade let him, when one taste has left her desperate for more? Or dare she take command of the situation and prove to both of them that maybe what they have is worth taking a risk over?
Sometimes one night of passion is not enough, sometimes you just have to stop thinking about the future and live in the present.
RIDING OUT THE STORM BY NATALIA PETROVSKII
Corporal Anna Jordan keeps her secret fantasies about her superior officer, Lieutenant Kyle Campbell, well hidden. When the two must take shelter from a winter storm during a training exercise she has no idea her wildest dreams are about to come true!
Allie A Burrow is the raunchier alter-ego of contemporary romance author, Aurelia B Rowl.
She lives on the edge of the Peak District in the UK with her very understanding husband and their two fantastic children aged 6 and 4, along with their mad rescue mutt who doesn’t mind being used as a sounding post and source of inspiration. They are all used to her getting too caught up with her latest writing project… or five!… and she is guiltily counting down the months until she has both kids at school full-time.
To find out more about Allie, or to check out what projects she’s working on right now, you can visit her website www.allieaburrow.com
There are TWO giveaways:
Allie has generously offered an ebook copy of SERVICED to one lucky commenter!
All you have to do is tell us: when was the last time you stepped outside your comfort zone, and did it work out for you?
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)
Please be sure to include a valid email address in the comment form (need not be in the actual body of the comment).
This giveaway is open to everyone!
Giveaway ends on 30 April 2013 and we will announce the winner on Sunday.
To be entered to win 1 of the 10 copies up for grabs just fill out the Rafflecopter form below: