Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Riptide Party Day 5: Aleksandr Voinov and Surprises by Brita Addams

*gasp* I am sooooo excited for this one. Ok, I'm so excited for all of them, but this one is one of the ones I'm uber excited for. Excited over much. Not only does it sound so vera good and have a beautimus cover that floats mah little suitporn lovin' boat but I just adore Brita Addams and I am sooooo happy for her that she is in the Riptide first wave line up.  I think that rocks. Hard.

Aaaand as in keeping with this week's little party here, having Aleks and Rachel talk about all these little gems is definitely freaking out my "OMG give it to me now, much with the grabby hands" thing. I swear, when this pre-party started I just didn't think I could be more excited. I was wrong. I am just damn impressed and getting more excited every day. Seriously. That's actually kinda scary, it's only day 5. By day 8...  I could very well self combust, or blow myself up with my own claymores or ... something.

And I'm rambling. Again. I shall zip it, and actually let Aleks do his thing. That would be good.

Welcome back Aleks. You too Brita m'dear, I do so love when you come play blog with me *whispers* you rock.

Ok Amara, shhhhhh.  Yeah, here's me shushing... Ready, set... go!

eBook release: Oct 30 2011
Word count: 5,900
Page count: 25
SeriesRomeo Club
Heat Wave: 5 - Very explicit love scenes
Erotic Frequency: 5 - Lots and lots!
Type: Part of a Series
The Blurb: Smart, successful, handsome, and thoroughly sick of the club scene, Don ventures into a popular upscale dating service. Aroused and intrigued by the boldfaced sexual queries on the Romeo Club’s application, he finds himself embellishing one answer after the next. Don thinks he’s taking control of his fate, but when he’s done, he ends up turning over a lot more than just his questionnaire to the dominant Adonis who runs the service.
 In a private back room, beneath the snick of handcuffs, the slide of silk over his eyes, and not one hot mouth but two upon his skin, Don learns just how much more than matchmaking the Romeo Club has to offer a guy who doesn’t mind a few surprises.

Aleksandr Voinov talks Romeo Club

I immediately liked Brita Addams’s idea of a dating service that also provides for the fantasies of its members. Much erotica has no frame of reference and doesn’t make much sense by the light of day. I like “stroke fiction” as much as anybody else, but I do like things to make sense, and I prefer at least something of a grounding in reality – meaning, people still respond like people in sexy situations.

With her Romeo Club series, Brita is exploring sexual fantasies that people enact in the safety of this dating service, and that concept worked really well for me for a series of erotica short stories. We get the fantasy but none of the suspension of disbelief that a lot of other short erotica requires. The people are real people with their own issues, with hesitations and worries and baggage, and they are still getting their rocks off just fine.

If it were visual porn, the Romeo Club series would be filed under the “amateur” category on any site. Normal people having sex and enjoying themselves, keyword being “people,” not the millionth porn clone that looks exactly like all the others. Also, of course, the short stories are hot, the writing is crisp and authentic, and the characters are real. Now here’s a date that should put a smile on any reader’s face. :)

Todays Giveaway…

Brita Addams backlist book of choice: Serenity’s Dream, Lord Decadent’s Obsession, Chocolate, Tea and the Duchess, The Rogue’s Salvation, Love Immortal, Free Me

The fine details...


  1. Amateur porn, huh? My favorite kind as the emotions are real and not fake... What the heck, you'd better count me in for this one too! Thanks for this Brita, Aleks and Amara!


  2. I would like to be entered into the giveaway, please.

    This sounds like a series I will thoroughly enjoy; I look forward in reading it.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  3. *blinkblink*

    I didn't have enough sleep last night to cope with all of this this morning. *sigh*

    Go ahead and enter me in, anyway, just for the heck of it!!

    (PS -- whenever you talk about claymores, my mind automatically goes to the Scottish sword. When they explode...well, let's just say that Google is my friend. I'm also really REALLY tired.)

  4. Brita--I can't wait--so excited for you--love your work!


  5. This sounds like a hot little story there :) I haven't gotten around to reading any of Brita Addams' work, but I've heard great things and am looking forward to it. Count me in!

    (LOL: My verification word: Boredu)

  6. Loves me some smexin. And the suit for the cover? OMG. Slayed me. Congrats, Brita!

  7. I swear I hear a purr in Aleks's voice while he's talking about this book, like he really wants to join this club.

    Or is it just me? =)
    adara adaraohare com

  8. How is it already Day 5? Damn job making me miss the damn party.

    I am entranced by the cover. And would love for you to enter me in the contest.

    Blog is looking lovely lady!

    And thanks to all the Riptide authors. This sounds like it's going to be a great place to shop. Cause I need more books....really. ;p


  9. Yeah, please count me in for a backlist book!

  10. Hi Everyone and my darling Amara, whom I adore beyond measure.

    Needless to say, I'm thrilled Aleks liked my proposal for a Romeo Club series and then Surprises when I subbed it. I can't quite explain what it feels like to be a part of such a wonderful press.

    I hope everyone enjoys Romeo's. It'll add some spice to your lunch hour or bedtime hour, that's for sure.

    Thanks for having me Amara. I'm back all next week too! Auntie Brita's coming back, Loki!!

  11. Good morning everyone!

    @Sue: Hiya :) You're sure welcome m'dear. It tickles me that you're enjoying the party. Thanks for coming by this morning. :)

    @BL: Hi Tracey. :)

    @tracykitn: lol me either. *passes coffee* maybe that'll help. Lolol I think of the swords too. I actually claim both, depending on my mood. :D Thanks for coming by sweetheart. Hope you can get a nap in or something. *whispers* I miss your veri word.

    @Sammy: Hi Sammy. Thanks for coming. :)

    @Alex: Hi darlin'. LOL Nice veri word :)

    @Kari: LOL Inorite? Brita's covers excite my suitporn porn thing. :D love.

    @Adara: LOLOL! Nope, I hear it too. ;)

    @Mrs. Missive: *waves* Hi darlin'! Thank you :D :D
    lol I can't believe it's day 5 etiher. They went by fast. I'm glad you made by. :)

    @Jayhjay: *waves* g'mornin' darlin'. :)

    Thanks for coming everyone. Hope you all have a fantastic day! :D

  12. Hi Brita! You snuck in on me when I was writing comments lolol.

    OMG is that next week already? I gotta get ready! I'm so excited. Can't wait for you to come to stay at mah Place! Gonna be fun. Loki's all excited too. :D :D

    heehee. Have a great day Violet ;)

  13. Wow! All of these releases sound awesome...you guys deserve much congrats on what promises to be a very worthwhile publishing company!
    And that cover kinda reminds me of something but I can't think what it could be...any ideas Aleks??

  14. forgot email but ya should know it by now...
    seritzko at verizon dot net

  15. @SusieQ_too: LOLOLOL!

    Yeah, no worries darlin'. I've got your email. s'all good. :)

  16. Good morning everyone! So excited to see everyone stopping by again, and oh boy is this ever a hot little number. You'll be reading with one hand ;-)

  17. Good afternoon! (Just checking in from Europe).

    Absolutely, this is hot and well-written, and it has BDSM, and, uhm, men with good dress senses (I'll admit to my massive suit kink if asked...).

  18. Just what are you implying, Rachel??? I have a Kindle...I ALWAYS read with one hand! *wicked grin*

  19. Hi Amara *waves* good to see you again. :)

    Brita!! HI! I am so looking forward to this book and the Series.. You lured me in with Free Me and In His Arms, and now you are stuck with me! I am so joining the Romeo Club! *hugs*

    Aleks.. Aleks.. What can I say? Leave it a man who knows HIS suits to be able spot quality tailoring when he sees it. :)
    Is it October yet?

    cashearer58(at)gmail(dot)C O M
    (not making that mistake again. ;)

  20. Aww, Aleks and Rachel, Thanks so much.

    Yeah, I was excited when I saw the cover. Each of the Romeo Club shorts will have the same cover, but the tie color will be different.

    CAS, I don't feel stuck with you! Hugs back.

    AND *rolls in the cake*


    Love you sweetheart. Many more.

    Off to decorate for the party!!

  21. *waves* hi Rachel, hi Aleks :D

    @CAS: hi darlin! So happy to see you again :)

    @Brita: *gasp* cake for me?! ILU so hard. Thanks darlin. You are the bestEST!!!!

  22. LOLZ@Amara -- Sorry, I don't do coffee! It *always* tastes bitter, no matter how much I try to sweeten/disguise it. I can't even eat tiramisu, which KILLS me. Or red-eye gravy, which kills me more. *pout*

    and my word wasn't interesting this a.m. -- it's just *odd* right now, tho -- rerchi? Sounds like a cat thro--you know what? Let's not go there. Instead, let us off to McD's or someplace for a ginormous Coke (my caffeine of choice).


    Are we having fun, or what!?

  23. @Aleks -- I have yet to meet IRL a man with good dress sense, so I'm taking other people's word that such a thing exists. (Thankfully, I *do* get to see some well-tailored Class A's on a reasonably regular basis...*ahem* never mind.)

    (@Amara-- this time it's sarces. Sounds like somebody from my native mountains saying "sources." Yep, big ol' redneck is mah Daddy!:D)

  24. Sounds Possitively Steamy! and I Like the concept as well! Count me in!
    count me in for the contest as well please!

  25. @tracykitn: Coke it is darlin'! I aim to please. :)

    @Mia: *waves* Hiya :D :D

  26. Haven't heard of Brita before (am I out of the loop?) and I am not much of a shorts reader but this sounds interesting. I may just have to check it out :)

    Contest please: bcothernbooks@gmail.com

  27. *whimpers* All of these books are striking a cord within me. You guys are hitting my virtual prostate! LOL.

    Please count me in for the drawing. :)

    beatrice.g.tan [at] gmail [dot] com

  28. @Brenda: Brita was writing historical romance when I met her. I think she has... 3 m/m books now, not counting this one. M/M BDSM even. I'm reading Free Me, rather enjoying it too. Tis good. ;)

    @Beatrice: LOLOL!!! I just choked on my glass of water.

    Thanks for stopping by you guys. Hope you're having a good day! :D :D

  29. Sounds like something I'd enjoy :-) Count me in for the giveaway, please.

    smaccall AT comcast.net

  30. I can relate to the comment about some erotica not making sense in the light of day. And it does make for a better read when things do add up and make some kind of sense. I have to mark this book down on my wishlist.
    Entering Contest


  31. Thanks, guys/gals! We're trilled to bring you all these books. Hey, if we love something, we just want to share it with the woooooorld! :)

    Happy birthday, Amara!

  32. Hi Bookwyrm, Hi Leni. Thanks for coming by today :)

    Thanks Aleks! :D :D

    And the wooooooorld can't wait for you to share it all with us :D :D #anxiousMUCH

  33. Sue - I truly never thought of the stories as amateur porn. Hmm

    Tracey - Hope you do enjoy the series.

    Tracy - Thanks for coming by.

    Sammy - Thank you Sammy, so much. I'm so excited about Riptide, I can't even tell you.

    Kari - Thank you. I do love the covers!

    Adara - The third story in the series (yet to be submitted) was written with Aleks cop and robber kink in mind. Hope he likes it!

    Alex - Hope you'll read and enjoy this one.

    Mrs. Missive - Thanks so much for stopping by.

    JayhJay - Thank you.

    SuzieQ - Several people have asked it Aleks posed for the cover. I'm assured he didn't. :)

    CAS - Hi my dear. Hope you'll enjoy this one, too!

    Mia Love - Thank you.
    Brenda - Hope you'll enjoy this short and the others in the series.

    Beatrice - Virtual prostate. OMG. Priceless!

    Leni - I hope this one makes sense to you.

    Aleks and Rachel, Thank you so much for encouraging this story and the others in the series. The idea of short, hot and OMG, Rachel, one-handed reading, has a real appeal.

    Amara, honey. I love you as always. A greater friend an author never had.

  34. This new series sounds good. I love a good short story sometimes, and m/m BDSM just makes me happy! And I love that all the covers will include the same pic, just with different colored ties. Will they need to be read in order, or will they be stand alones?
    Thanks for the chance to win a backlist *crossing fingers*.

    Already said it on FB, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY Amara! You shar a b-day with my little nephew!

  35. Really really looking forward to this one. I loved free me. And the premise of this series sounds great. Shorts stories are good but some times lack things have a specific setting should give the story grounding.

    And the cover *Yummy*


  36. Sounds great!! Enter me in the contest please!!

    twodogs4us (at) gmail (dot) com

  37. Happy Birthday Amara..
    just a mad dash in to toss confetti on ya. Hope you had a wonderful day before the um.. had to get this birthday wish to you before the u.. stroke of midnight..

  38. If this shows up twice... it's bloggers bad! NOT mine. LOL
    I seem to have a real issue with typos when I hear awesome news about even more awesome people.
    What I meant to say....
    Hope you had a wonderful day. Had to try and get this to you before the stroke of um....midnight. :)
    Happy Day!

  39. Here for Day 5!
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  40. Sounds like my kind of read. I'd like to be entered please :-)


  41. I love men in suit and then I love the cover.
    This new series sounds good. I prefer short stories because I haven't enough time to read a larger book.

    Happy birthday, Amara!

  42. @Brita: *blows kiss*

    @June: Aww, thanks for the Birthday wishes. :)

    @Sarah: Thanks for coming by :)

    @Paws: Thanks for coming :)

    @CAS: Why thank you m'dear. You rock. :D

    @msmjb & Eva: Thanks so much for coming to the party today :)

    @Maria: Thank you for the birthday wishes :D

    You are all awesome. Hope you had a great day!

  43. OOH! I loved the cover when I first spied it on GR. This book is right up my alley to read. Please enter me in the contest. Thank you!

    Lacrimsonfemme at gmail dot com

  44. Mmm....
    Men in suits... and smut.
    LOL! Could it get any better?! <33

    >o< Please enter me in this contest too please~<3

  45. *waves* Hi LCF, Hi Loveless.

    Isn't that just the yummiest cover? OMNOMNOM :D

    Thanks for coming guys. :)


    Thanks for playing everyone!!!



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