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Friday, June 17, 2016

Top Five Companion Activities to Reading At the Brink By Anna del Mar




When Creatively Green asked me to come up with the top five companion activities for a reading of my new erotic romance, At the Brink, my first though was…wow…can I really do that and not get into big trouble?

Yes, I was giggling too.

Given the—ehem—prolific creativity of my protagonist, the infamous Josh Lane, and the sheer variety of interesting settings this driven, resourceful, ex-SEAL utilizes to accomplish his seduction, my second thought was…Only five activities?

I had to whittle down the list.

But before I get to that, I’m delighted to introduce my new erotic romance, At the Brink, to the readers of The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom. At the Brink is my first erotic romance and as such, it packs a higher level of heat than The Asset and the novels of the Wounded Warrior series. At the Brink is a gritty, complex, kinky, explicit erotic romance about dark lust and sexual obsession that leads to redemption and, yes, sweet, life-transforming, true love.

So—and I’m smiling—you’ve been warned!

At the Brink introduces Josh Lane, decorated war hero and former SEAL turned successful entrepreneur. Josh is blunt, ruthless, intense and exacting; a workaholic driven by internal demons, a man who doesn't play games, except in bed, of course, where he is always in control. When he meets Lily Boswell, a talented but stifled artist trapped in a dangerous situation, he devises a sexual agreement that explores their most primal erotic cravings, the only chance he might have to protect Lily and banish the demons that haunt his dreams.
Josh and Lily’s adventure takes them from the urban heights of Boston‘s Prudential Center, to a rustic refuge in the White Mountains, to the sunny exotic beaches of the Virgin Islands. Theirs is a journey of self-discovery, mutual soul-healing and passion born of evolving, heart-warming love. Following in their steps, I suggest the following companion activities for a fun, thorough and deliciously wicked reading of At the Brink:

1)     Start with a beach. Island hopping, sun, and crystal clear bejeweled waters would help emulate At the Brink’s most romantic setting. And don’t forget a hammock. Yes, a hammock would come in handy.

2)     Plan a night out on the town. If you’re in the city, look for a high rise where the city lights faintly illuminate a discreet corner suitable for secret thrills. The combination of public yet intimate should ramp it up. Dress up and don’t forget to wear your favorite "accessories," just like Lily did for Josh.


3)     How about an outing that includes a cabin in the woods? Key requirement: Bunk beds. I recommend that, like Josh and Lily, you try all of them.

4)     Take up a new hobby, painting should be appropriate, body-painting to be specific. Look to Lily for inspiration on how she converted Josh into a life-long, art-afficionado.

5)     And finally, you could choose to stay at home, as long as you’re properly equipped รก la Josh. An active sex bed is a must. Don’t know exactly what that is? Need the specs? No problem. Josh will give you all the answers when you read At the Brink.


At the Brink
Book One
Anna del Mar

Genre: Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense,
Contemporary romance, SEAL romance,
Military Romance

Publisher: Carina Press

Date of Publication: May 2, 2016

eISBN: 9781459293564
ASIN: B01BKJNA5Q

Number of pages: 350 pages approx.
Word Count: 128,000 words approx.

Cover Artist: Carina Press

Book Description:

Josh Lane, decorated war hero and former SEAL turned successful entrepreneur, is blunt, ruthless, intense and exacting; a workaholic driven by internal demons, a man who doesn't play games, except in bed, of course, where he is always in command.

When he meets Lily Boswell, a talented but stifled artist trapped in a dangerous situation, he devises a sexual agreement that explores their most primal erotic cravings, the only chance he might have to protect her and vanish the demons that haunt his dreams.

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Long Book Description

Lily

I should never have agreed to it.

A woman will do a lot to keep her husband happy. But when my husband sells me to the highest bidder—billionaire, former navy SEAL, pride of Boston’s business scene—I agree, not to keep him happy, but because it gives me the chance to finally escape. Escape my marriage, escape my debts, escape my life…

Josh Lane demands a steep price: my pride and my morals. But the truth is, I’ve never felt anything like what I feel for him. He brings color into my gray world. And his insistence that I submit to his commands—his depraved, filthy, amazing commands—only feeds my craving to be taken by him. Again. And again.

I should never have agreed to it, but I’m so glad I did.

Josh

I don’t need to pay to keep women in my bed. Though my preferences may be unorthodox, I never leave a woman unsatisfied—far from it. Lily Boswell, though… Her innocence draws me, her secrets intrigue me. Having her is worth dealing with her cowardly scum of a husband.

I want to release her passions and heal her wounds.

On my terms.

Because the blindfolds and restraints hide more than she could imagine. I must keep her safe from the people who would destroy me—and the demons that haunt my dreams.

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If you love Kristen Ashley…

Anna del Mar’s contemporary romance may be just up your alley. One of the things I love about Kristen is that she tends to write long, giving us a chance to dive into the characters and relationships, and Anna offers the same great escape. In At the Brink, Josh Lane is blunt, ruthless, intense and exacting; a workaholic driven by internal demons; a man who doesn’t play games, except in bed, of course, where he is always in command. Lily Boswell is trapped in a dangerous situation and Josh has no problem taking advantage of that—to protect her and to get her into his bed.

Short Excerpt 1: First kiss

His lips landed on my mouth, soft and yet commanding. His tongue parted my lips, sharing his mouth’s vital moisture. He exhaled into me, heating my cold airways with his warm breath, imbuing my world with his scent, crisp rainfall wafting with fresh ozone, fragrant earth with a hint of leather, a punch of wholesome maleness.

His breath startled my lungs into action. The contact transformed into something deeper and more intense. My starved body wanted more of him, air, scent, tongue, lips. Along the way, my lungs relaxed and my throat loosened beneath his fingers’ caress.

Oh. My. God. He was kissing me now, and his kiss was everything that a kiss ought to be—question, answer, light-infused canvas, an entire painting dedicated to blues and yellows, a portrait of my body in heat.


His entire body was committed to kissing me. I responded to him as if my next breath depended on his touch. My nipples sharpened and my sex ached, clutching at the emptiness inside of me. My heart pounded a million beats per second. When he finally broke off the kiss, he seemed breathless too, and I wondered if together we’d burned up all the oxygen in the room.

  
About the Author:

Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass, military heroes who defy the limits of their broken bodies to protect the women they love. Anna enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and the sea. Writing is her addiction, her drug of choice, and what she wants to do all the time. The extraordinary men and women she met during her years as a Navy wife inspire the fabulous heroes and heroines at the center of her stories. When she stays put—which doesn’t happen very often—she lives in Florida with her indulgent husband and two very opinionated cats.






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1 comment:

Anna del Mar said...

Hi Wenona! I stopped by to thank you for featuring At The Brink in your blog and to tell you I had tons of fun writing this post for you and your readers. Thanks again for inviting me over and have a great day.