Guest Post: Katie Porter + Giveaway!

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Katie Porter (Writing Duo Lorelie Brown & Carrie Lofty)


We are delighted to welcome Katie Porter a.k.a. writing duo Lorelie Brown & Carrie Lofty to BLI today to celebrate the release of INSIDE BET the second book in their Vegas Top Guns series, which was released by Samhain this past Tuesday, August 28th. I read INSIDE BET and can honestly say was absolutely WOW’ed (my full review will be featured at BLI later today). Hot fighter pilots, sin city and dares followed by kinky sex…INSIDE BET has it all!



About Katie Porter:

Katie Porter is the co-writing team of Lorelie Brown and Carrie Lofty, friends and critique partners of six years.

Both are multi-published in several romance genres. Carrie has an MA in history, while Lorelie is a US Army veteran. Generally a high-strung masochist, Carrie loves weight training but she has no fear of gross things like dissecting formaldehyde sharks. Her two girls are not appreciative. Lorelie, a laid-back sadist, would rather grin maniacally when Carrie works out. Her three boys love how she screams like a little girl around spiders.

Katie is here today to talk about one of the main themes driving their new release–dares & be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of the post!

Take it away Katie!

Dares, Dares and more Dares!
By Katie Porter

INSIDE BET is the second of the Vegas Top Guns series, featuring Captain Jon Carlisle and Heather Morris. Heather works in accounting, which might sound pretty boring (and it is. Don’t tell her. She loves it.) but that doesn’t mean she’s a boring person. She can’t be if she has a snowball’s chance in hell of hanging with Jon Carlisle. He’s a man who knows what he wants, when he wants it and he knows how to rock a girl’s world while he’s about it.

All the good hero stuff, in other words.

Inside Bet by Katie Porter

Series: Vegas Top Guns, Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance, BDSM
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Formats Available: eBook, Kindle, Nook
Purchasing Info: Publisher, Author’s Website, Goodreads, Kindle, Nook

Book Blurb:

As assistant director in an accounting firm, Heather Morris is at the top of her game. Her straight-laced colleagues wouldn’t believe the secrets she hides: her wild teenage past, work-of-art tattoo and nipple ring.

Her orderly life veers off course when she’s approached at a wine tasting by an arrogant pretty boy with a dirty mind and a hardcore dangerous profession. She finds herself tempted to step outside her respectable façade for some well-deserved excitement.

Captain Jon “Tin Tin” Carlisle knows women. Loves women. One glimpse of the nipple ring under Heather’s conservative blazer lights up all his instincts. He’s stumbled upon a rare treasure: an exotic beauty with a sexy laugh and a taste for dares.

After a red-hot hour of roulette, their simmering attraction bursts into an exploration of mutual passion that tests even Jon’s erotic limits. Soon he craves something he’s never desired before. More. But for Heather, more means trusting, and trusting leads to trouble.

Now Jon must decide if the best sex of his life is worth chancing his heart on a woman who shields hers so well.

Warning: Contains hot power play featuring a fighter pilot who comes from old money but knows all about bringing the dirty. Also: a nipple ring, sex on the hood of a hella sweet sportscar, and one teensy, tiny, wickedly naughty fluid exchange.

But the thing is, both Jon and Heather like to be challenged. Love it, actually. Their entire relationship founded on dares, if you like. They up the ante on each other, flipping the scorecard back and forth. Their entire first date is a series of dares. Whether Heather will leave a wine bar with such a near stranger. The way they liven up a night of roulette with side bets. Here Jon and Heather spar in their sultry style:

Then for her ears only he said, “I also like seeing what you’ll do next. So tell me, Ms. Morris, what shall we do if that ball drops on twelve? Make it good. I know you enjoy surprising me.”

“The odds are too long to make that any real fun. How about if it drops on any red?”

“Too easy. You’ll hedge and give me something common.”

Her hip molded against the roulette table. If he looked down, he’d have a clear view of the cleavage he found so fascinating, but his gaze didn’t budge from hers. He was waiting, just as she was, to see how much daring she could drag into the light.

Taking the chance, Heather indulged the first of her many fantasies involving this man. She cupped the base of his skull. He smelled of something like Obsession or Pierre Cardin. Rich. Classic. Masculine. She pressed harder, rubbing a little, enjoying how his cropped hair scoured her skin.

“Not common at all, Captain Carlisle. If the ball drops on red, I’ll show you my tattoo.”

There’s just something about dares that can liven up almost any time. I remember playing truth or dare with a pack of girls at a sleepover. (Though trust me. Heather and Jon’s sleepover turns out much differently than the one twelve-year-old me was at. No one’s underwear get dipped and frozen.) Or there was another time when I was fresh from Army training and someone proposed a game of strip poker…. You’ll understand if I maintain a lady’s right to privacy on whether I took that dare up.

Double Down, Vegas Top Guns Book 1

Dares are special. Exciting. They’re everything from convincing your special someone to try a deep-fried steak finger (even if they spit it out in disgust) to more the more dramatic. Though I had problems over all with The Vow, that Channing Tatum movie that came out last year, one of the absolute best scenes was when Channing dared his wife into going near-skinny-dipping in April! (The other best scene being when he unthinkingly walked into the bedroom naked. Sorry. I’m shallow. It’s a personal failing.)

So get a peek in on Heather and Jon’s dares and the exciting places they lead in Inside Bet. I promise you’ll have almost as good a time as if you were taking the dares yourself.

Question: What’s the most exciting dare you’ve taken? (Most exciting you’re willing to admit in public, that is.)

Up next for Katie Porter, the co-writing team of Carrie Lofty and Lorelie Brown:

Now that both RT BookReviews 4½ Star Top Picks DOUBLE DOWN and INSIDE BET have been released, we’re looking forward to the September 25th arrival of HOLD ‘EM, featuring wild child Leah and a surprising reunion with a fellow pilot. The final two installments of the Vegas Top Guns series will follow in 2013.

November brings the m/m Christmas-themed CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR, and in January, LEAD AND FOLLOW will launch the five-part “Club Devant” series of erotic multi-partner romances set in a hot New York City burlesque club.

Where to Katie Porter:

Website | Twitter | Facebook
Or individually:  Carrie Lofty @carrielofty and Lorelie Brown


Katie has generously offered a digital copy of DOUBLE DOWN or INSIDE BET to one lucky commenter (Winner’s choice)!

All you have to do is answer the question noted above!
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave us a way to contact you.
(Email in blogger profile or twitter name – no way to contact you – no entry).

This giveaway is open to International entries!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, September 15 2012; and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

About Lea

Lea is an animal loving, tree hugging vegetarian who lives in Toronto, Canada with her family, which includes three dogs. She is a prolific reader and has been blogging and reviewing since 2008. Lea is a contributor at the USA Today HEA Blog and an active member at Goodreads.

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  • Carrie Lofty August 30, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Hi everyone, just stopping in to see what Lorelie had written for today. We’re a two-headed promo monster, working independently, so I’m reading this for the first time too! Good luck in the drawing, and we hope you love Vegas Top Guns!

  • Diane August 30, 2012 at 10:59 am

    What’s the most exciting dare you’ve taken? I dived into a pool on a bet from my friends when I was 13 though I didn’t know how to swim; thank God for lifeguards. I did take swimming lessons after that incident.

  • Michele H August 30, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I am horribly shy in front of groups of people but I love to sing. So my then boyfriend, now husband, dared me to get up with him and his band onstage and sing background vocals for a few classic rock songs. I did it and was scared to death, but it was an amazing feeling afterwards!!

  • JenM August 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I was on a rafting trip in the Grand Canyon years ago. We stopped at an overlook where people were hiking up, then jumping off into the river. I was pretty scared, but I was dared to do it, so I did. It was so great that I hiked up and did it again. I later found out that the overlook was about the height of a 10 meter diving platform.

  • Joanne B August 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I was dared to do four shots of Jack then do karaoki. I can’t talk in front of a large group of people. I guess the Jack helped. It wasn’t so bad but I won’t do it again.

  • Laurie August 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Shorty after I married, my hubby, his cousin and myself (I was dared) rode a sky ride at our local amusement park. You are strapped in facing the ground with 2 other people next to you, pulled 180 feet up and then you pull a ripcord and fly back and forth at 75 mph. I have never been so freaked out, but it was a blast after the first few swings.

  • Carrie Lofty August 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Hi everyone,

    These sound amazing! I can definitely sympathize with Michelle’s live band story. That was me! Felt amazing afterward. I’m so impressed with what everyone’s done.

    The dar my husband would never go for has to do with the picture of Lorelie and me, there on the Skydeck of the Willis (Sears) Tower. Plexiglass all around! My husband is afraid of heights, so there would’ve been NO WAY. I think part of the big smiles on our faces is relief that we got to look up at the camera instead of down.

    Good luck, everyone!

  • Cris August 30, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve danced on a bar top and sung gangster rap in open-bar karaoke, both completely sober. Keep in mind that I’m a 5’3″ little white girl… 🙂


  • bn100 August 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Haven’t taken any dares.

  • June August 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I don’t think anyone has ever really dared me to do something exciting. Recently though, my nieces (17 &18) had a dare/bet. The 18 yo dared her sis that she would not ride a bike down the stairs at their apt complex (even bet $10 if she did it). Well, she did it and was ok until she hit a flowerpot after landing on the sidewalk, which caused her to wreck, hitting her head, and leaving bad abrasions on her shoulder, arm, and leg. She also had a trip to the ER and a mild concussion. If they had been mine, they would have been grounded until they were 30!

    • June August 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Forgot my email (it is in my blogger profile but I will leave it to make it easier) manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com (it is a j after the _)

  • Carrie Lofty August 31, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Remind me not to get into a room with all of you where alcohol, a little spare cash, and wild imaginations happily play. I don’t want to end up in the hospital! *g*

  • Victoria Zumbrum August 31, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I havent done anything really daring or took a dare before. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Carin W September 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    The most exciting dare I will cop to is having sex in an outdoor pool, it was just us so not a voyeur thing lol

  • Yadira A. September 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I’ve seen alot of great reviews on this series… can’t wait to read it! I haven’t taken an exciting dare before… I’m too chicken:) I always take the truth option:)

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