Friday, August 22, 2014

A visit with the authors of the Brought to His Knees box set + giveaway

Hello there! Today I welcome the 11 super talented authors from the sexy box set, Brought to His Knees. Author Cynthia D'Alba recently gathered the authors together and asked them what makes their hero (or heroes) sexy. 

Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post.

Take it away, Cynthia!


Hi all! Cynthia D’Alba here. Thank you to Ms. Crystal for having the gang from the BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES author collection on her web home today. Brought To His Knees is a collection of 11 stories from 11 well-known authors celebrating the fall of the Alpha male when finally succumbing to love. Here’s a little enticement….

The Alpha male. Strong. In control. Letting no one and nothing rule him…until he meets the one, and all bets are off. The world tilts, the bed rocks, and suddenly that tough guy finds himself Brought to His Knees—in more ways than one.

This collection of ten hot to erotic novellas and one short erotic novel will take you on journeys of lust, love, and adventure, leave you breathless and quite possibly in need of a cold shower.

Enter with anticipation. Finish satisfied…

Now, just about any romance reader will tell you that the Alpha male is sexy, so each author was asked…What Makes YOUR hero(es) Sexy?

Author Name: A.M. Griffin
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Dark Wolf Enterprises
Sub-genre: Paranormal
Kristof Farkas of Dark Wolf Enterprises is a wolf shifter. Need I say more? LOL. He’s tall dark and handsome. He’s a take control sort of guy. He’s also willing to put his needs over others. He’s not perfect, and I don’t like perfect hero’s, but he comes around in the end and that’s all that matters.

Author Name: Amy Ruttan
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Building Bridges
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary
I really like Alpha males. Especially Alpha males who are broody and have a secret. I love when a heroine comes in and breaks down an Alpha’s carefully placed walls. Plus, William is a cowboy. Cowboys make me swoon every time.

Author Name: Anya Richards
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Three Strikes
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary, M/M, multicultural, erotic romance
Sergeant Kyle Pictou is not just a handsome cop, but he’s controlled, astute and ambitious, a very sexy combination to me. He also has a big secret, which makes him emotionally distant. The other hero, Vincent Williams, is scarred, physically and psychologically, but he’s worked hard to get past that as much as he can. I love his strength of character, the fact that he loves animals—dogs in particular—and that, like me, he’s a Jamaican.

Author Name: Cynthia D’Alba
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: A Cowboy’s Seduction
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary, Western
I love hero with a good sense of humor, especially dry humor. My heroes are smart and loyal, two traits that are uber-sexy. But when you add in muscular legs, strong arms, and washboard abs, it’s impossible not to want to want the whole package. With Brock Wade, the reader (the heroine!) gets all that and more. A caring and honest lover who’s willing to try anything for the woman who brings him to his knees.

Author Name: Danica Avet
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Born to Sin
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary
Oh Sin is sexy because on the outside all you see is big, bad tattooed mechanic, but when you really get down to the essence of who he is...he’s hot, he’s confident and he had a hidden soft spot a mile wide. I’m actually looking for my own Sinclair Rivas right now.

Author Name: Felice Fox
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: The Sound of Your Name
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary Western
Brody loves sex and he’s damn good at it. He’s very confident, until he meets Ellie—he’s forced to learn her body and how to please her while resisting his own urges. To me, a man who makes his woman’s pleasure a priority while holding back his own, is incredibly hot.

Author Name: Jennifer Kacey
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Beneath the Pages
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary / Menage / BDSM
Radigan is an actor. Tall, dark, broody, and he’s dominant with a capital YUMMO!!! His security detail are sexy, delicious and willing to follow his orders on how to pleasure his woman. Acacia never knew what hit her.

Author Name: Lynne Silver
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Cruising for Love
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary
I go for smart. A guy can have smoldering looks and 8 pack abs, but if he can’t make me laugh or think, he’s done for. Jonah, the hero of Cruising is a doctor. And he’s trying so hard to be an alpha male because he thinks it’s what Andi, his heroine, wants.

Author Name: Sabrina York
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Whipped
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary Erotic Romance
The sexiest thing about Dane Coulter isn’t his rock hard abs or his Special-Ops-warrior physique. To me, what makes this man irresistible is the fact that he swore—swore—he would never fall in love, and then, right off the bat, he meets a woman who shatters his resolve. To his chagrin, she is the one woman he can never touch. I love the conflict in him, the heinous tug between desire and a man-code that clearly needs to get tossed. And Tina is determined to make him suffer. It’s delicious.

Author Name: Sayde Grace
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Chief Sin
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary Western
Bowie Sinet is calm and collected except when it comes to my herione. They have a past so she knows what to say to make him come out of his brooding seriousness. His last name starts with sin and he knows how to.  Not to mention he’s tall, black headed, southern and the sheriff. What more could you want? I know, how about a man with a great sense of humor and honor? Well then Bowie Sinet is the guy for you. I love writing characters who make you smile and this cowboy will do just that.

Author Name: Tina Donahue
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Make Me Surrender
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary menage
Physically, they’re hotter than sin. Travis is the proverbial tall, dark and handsome hunk with sin in his eyes and a wild streak. He owns a saloon that caters to bikers. Need I say more? Dutch, who’s just as hot, looks like a biker, what with his shaved head and impressive tats. Emotionally, what makes them irresistible is that they honestly respect women. They’re bad boys, sure, but they don’t use, they don’t hurt. They’re Alpha heroes who command and cherish. A potent combination.

Well, if this collection doesn’t keep you up reading late into the night, I don’t know what will!

Thanks for coming by today! Be sure to leave a comment AND do the Rafflecopter for a chance to win books or a gift card. 

Ta-Ta ‘til we meet again! Cynthia D’Alba – Facebook / Website

BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES will be available for a LIMITED TIME only! Get your copy for the VERY low price of $.99!

A.M. Griffin
A. M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies. ARC for new books are here. Sign up for my newsletter to receive info and giveaways.

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Amy Ruttan
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Amy fled the big city to settle down with the country boy of her dreams. When she's not furiously typing away at her computer, she's a mom to three children.
Life got in the way, and after the birth of her second child, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a romance author.

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Twitter: @ruttanamy

Anya Richards
Multi-published author Anya Richards lives with her husband, youngest kid, a mutt, and two cats that plot world domination one food bowl at a time. The humans support her writing while the animals see her preoccupation as a goad.

Insatiably curious and irreverent, Anya loves history, music, the sea and a good rum punch. To learn more drop by Anya’s website or follow her on Twitter @AnyaRwrites.

Cynthia D'Alba
Award winning author Cynthia D’Alba was born and raised in Arkansas. After being gone for seventeen years, she’s thrilled to be back home living on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. When she’s not reading, writing or plotting, she’s doorman for her two dogs, cook, housekeeper and chief bottle washer for her husband and slave to a noisy, messy parrot. She loves to chat online with friends and fans.

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Twitter: @CynthiaDAlba

Danica Avet
Danica Avet was born and raised in the wilds of South Louisiana where mosquitoes are big enough to carry off small children and there are only two seasons: hot and hotter. With a BA in History, she figured there were enough fry cooks in the world and decided to try her hand at writing. When she isn't writing, working or contemplating the complexities of the universe, she spends time gathering inspiration from her insane family, reads far more than any sane person would want to and watches hot, burly men chase an oblong ball all over a field.

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Felice Fox
Felice is a big fan of bluegrass and country, and a lover of all things woodsy and romantic. Her cowboys have been described as “a danger to panties everywhere” (Herding Cats & Burning Soup) and “not for the faint of heart” (Fresh Fiction). Felice lives, loves and occasionally sends out naughty text messages from Silver Lake, California.

For a free copy of Felice’s Amazon #1 bestseller It’s Just Sext, sign up here.

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Jennifer Kacey
Jennifer Kacey is a wife, mother, and business owner living with her family in the great state of Texas. She writes contemporary, adores menage, but regardless of the number of partners each tale she weaves will come with a full side order of kink. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.

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Lynne Silver
By day, Lynne lives the suburban soccer mom life; volunteering with the PTA, doing laundry and working. By night she enters the sensuous world of alpha males and passionate heroines.
She lives in an old fixer-upper with her husband and their two sons. When not writing romance, she reads it. Lots of it. Over and over and over again, preferably with a bag of M&Ms in hand.

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Twitter: @LynneSilver

Sabrina York
Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the award winning author of over 20 hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet & sexy erotic romance to scorching BDSM. Visit her webpage at to check out her books, excerpts and contests, to download her free Teaser Book and enter to win the royal tiara.

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Sayde Grace
A native of South Alabama Sayde Grace was raised among the cotton fields and dirt roads of the south. A lifelong story teller, Sayde began writing full time five years ago. Her books range from romantic suspense to erotica. Growing up in the equine and cattle industry have given her a behind the scenes knowledge of the industry.

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Tina Donahue
Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist for Samhain, Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, and Kensington. Her romances have been finalists in the EPIC competition, named Book of the Year at a French review site, received Awards of Merit in the Holt Medallion competitions, and won second place in the NEC RWA contests. Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market and is a total chocoholic.

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing Crystal!

    Who doesn't love a HOT hero? I mean, come on!

  2. Thanks for having us here today Crystal!