COVER REVEAL – Claiming Ruby (Book 1 Mission Pleasure)

Although this is a re-release, I am absolutely so happy to be able to share the new cover for Claiming Ruby.

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The book is released on July 7th. Look out for giveaways and promotions coming after that date 🙂 Here is the blurb:

First book in the sizzling Mission Pleasure series…

Ruby has a secret. Beneath her prissy exterior lies a submissive in desperate need of a Master. After her past disastrous attempt at exploring her fantasies, she buried her cravings deep and told herself she’d be fine without giving in to them. Then she meets Joshua. He’s everything she’s ever fantasized about—and everything she’s feared.

Joshua didn’t start out wealthy—he’s an ex-marine who made his fortune after seeing his fair share of war. His wealth and lavish lifestyle are nothing next to his driving need to claim Ruby for his own. He’d give up everything to collar her for a lifetime, and he’ll have to use every sinful dominant trick he knows to make her let him in.

Inside Scoop: This book features a hero who knows what his submissive needs, whether it’s being tied up or being taken in public with the assistance of two other hot marines. Please note this book was previously published by Ellora’s Cave.

You can pre-order Claiming Ruby now from Amazon. 

Joshua and Ruby are sooo hot together, and Joshua is very alpha.

I also have the covers for the next two books in the series, Taming Nora and Enslaving Dana, but they are a secret…for now.

I’m finally pleased to announce the ALL NEW final book, Enslaving Dana is almost complete! I’ve put off writing Bastien’s story for so long because of the problems with my previous publishers but I am glad I’ll soon be able to share Bastien’s story with you. It’s a hot one!

I’m so excited to be sharing these characters with you. I love kinky, alpha heroes and the women that become their submissive’s 🙂 I hope you enjoy reading them.

 

 

Visual porn – art by Luis Royo

Luis Royo is a god…not really, but certainly in my eyes. He is probably my favorite artist (I said probably because I can’t decide between him and Caravaggio).

Royo’s art is full of sexuality. They are sexy, very edgy and dangerous. I cannot take my eyes off any of his work. I even have one his images as my desktop background.

It’s impossible to look at his images and not be inspired.

As soon as I get my new study I’m going to get a few prints to add to the wall.

Here are a few of my favorites:

For more of Luis’ creations, visit his website: http://www.luisroyo.com/en

 

Available now! Fourth Time’s a Charm (99c)

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Available now from Amazon and on Kindle Unlimited.

Re-release of Fourth Time’s a Charm.

Group sex is decadent, a forbidden fruit, a social taboo. Cameron knows her lover Vince has experimented in the past but she’s never had the courage to indulge her most secret desires. Until now.

Consumed by the idea of having sex with more than one person, Cameron forms a plan with her best friend—one night of unbridled, no-holds-barred sexual experimentation. One night that will bring two couples closer than they’ve ever been and show Cameron that a little decadence is exactly what she needs.

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TOP PICK for Wicked Game from The Romance Reviews

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Thanks so much to Knotty Reviewer of The Romance Reviews for the 5 star review of Wicked Game! I’m so happy  🙂

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Review:

WICKED GAME is a BDSM erotic romance, a genre in which Scarlett Sanderson excels. I have always enjoyed her books, her scenes are hot enough to fry an egg on! And her characters are down to earth, everyday people who just happen to like a side of kink in their sex lives. – See more at: http://erotic.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=24126#sthash.ggXjzHmI.dpuf

Wicked Game is available from Amazon and also on Kindle Unlimited!

Movies that shaped me as a writer

I finally convinced Mister Scarlett to come and see a Fast & Furious movie with me. Over the past few weeks he’s caught up on the movies I’ve been watching religiously for the last 16 years (he really enjoyed Fast 7 and Fast 8 by the way). It got me thinking, movies have always played an important part in my life. Looking back they have even shaped the kind of writer I am (and will probably continue to do so).

They are in chronological order of when I remember seeing them – so the movie I remember seeing first will be number one. There are many, many movies that I love – Star Wars (I’m actually a real Star Wars geek!), Goodfellas, Godfather, Gladiator, Blade, Fargo, anything from Marvel…the list goes on, but I’ve been really selective.

So here goes…the movies that have shaped me as a writer.

Highlander (1986)

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I was fairly young when I first saw Highlander, probably about 10 years old. Was I a bit young? Maybe. But this movie has always stayed with me and is still one of my favourites.

From the first time I saw Christopher Lambert having the epic sword fight in the parking garage at the opening of the movie, I was hooked.

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Sword fights. Historical flashbacks. Witty dialogue. A cool soundtrack. A handsome hero with a really sexy accent. And a love story. What’s not to like?

This is the first movie I can remember seeing as a kid. Unconventional, right? It stayed with me because of the witty dialogue but also the love story. This immortal man is doomed to a continual cycle of love and loss. He has to watch all of his lovers die as they age and he stays young. Until he finds one woman he’s willing to give up his immortality for. Powerful stuff.

Sabrina Fair (1954)

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Going old school with this one.

In my early teens I fell in love with Sabrina. Actually I had a period where I adored Audrey Hepburn. She’s stunning in this. It’s a perfect ugly ducking to swan story.

Poor plain teenage Sabrina moons over David, good looking younger son of the household her father works for. He barely notices her but she watches him seduce many woman from the comfort of a tree. Sabrina goes away to Paris to a cooking school and comes back a chic, beautiful young woman with every intention of getting her hands on David. The only problem is he’s engaged. In steps David’s older brother Linus – the more serious,workaholic older brother. Linus’ intention is to seduce Sabrina away from David and send her away with a generous monetary donation, but in the process Linus falls for Sabrina…

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I think initially, I fell in love with the epic dress Audrey Hepburn wears.sabrina dress

But this is ultimately a story about change. What Sabrina thought she wanted as a teenager completely changes by the time she’s a woman. Even though she doesn’t realise it at first.

It’s a love story about redemption – for Sabrina and Linus. I love the character of Linus – focused, determined, a little gruff and serious, not smooth and charming like his brother. These are the kind of characters I am still drawn to (and tend to write about).

Labyrinth (1986)

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In my opinion, one of the greatest movies ever made *grins*

I had my first sexual fantasy about Jareth the goblin King. I mean look…just look how pretty and sexual he is…

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The intensity of his feelings for Sarah could be thought of as a little creepy, stalkerish even, but I wanted that intensity. I wanted someone to move time and space for me. Now I’m older and I know that’s not entirely possible, I still try and work some of that intensity into my books. I create men who would do anything to get their woman.

And honestly, who wouldn’t fall to their knees when Jareth says this line:

“I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.” 

*shivers*

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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Seriously, I hear you cry? Yep. Silence of the Lambs is still one of the creepiest psychological thrillers around. It brings to life two of the greatest fictional characters ever created – Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling.

The tension between the two every time they are on screen is electric. Although he’s a serial killer, a cannibal, he’s extremely charming. You never know whether he’s going to eat you or engage in a brilliant conversation. It’s that level of ambiguity I try to include in some of my darker characters.

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From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) /Reservoir Dogs (1992)

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The first guy that seriously got my panties in a twist was George Clooney as Seth Gecko. I saw this movie on my Aunt’s tv when I went to the US for the first time in 1996. I was sick, away from home and my parents, and for some reason I got access to this on cable. It blew my mind.

Horror, comedy, violence, amazing snappy dialogue and Seth fucking Gecko. This is probably where my obsession with anti-heroes began. For a time I believed I was attracted to good old George, but thinking back, it was actually Seth I wanted to get my panties off for.

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Tattoos, guns, waistcoat (even now I still find a well tailored waistcoat extremely hot on a man), the ambiguity of whether you were supposed to hate him because he’s a criminal or fuck him because he’s super hot and does the right thing in the end.

Anyhow…moving on swiftly…

This movie also introduced to me to Quentin Tarantino. Creative genius and god. He played creepy Richie Gecko so damned well.  After watching Reservoir Dogs, I had a creative crush on Quentin. I wanted to get inside his mind, root around and discover how he came up with the all the nuances of  his movies and the damned amazing dialogue.

Even now I still have a creative crush on Mr. Tarantino.

Pitch Black (2000)

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Still one of the best horror sci-fi movies around. When I first saw this, I never expected it to go in the direction it did. And for a low budget film, it was very well made.

Why is this on my list? Because of the character Riddick.

Another ambiguous anti-hero male (are you seeing a pattern here?!). And yes, as with Seth Gecko, Riddick did funny things to my hormones.

Was he a killer? Yes. Did he like to kill? Maybe. Did he kill women and children? No. Did he actually prove himself to be a saviour despite the way they’d all treated him? Yes.

I find the anti-hero thing extremely attractive in any characters – on screen or in books. I like a bad boy with a streak of integrity running through them. Again, I try to use that in some of my own stories.

Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003)

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This is probably my all time favourite movie (I know it’s a trilogy but they are all tied in first place as I can’t choose between them).

It has everything – beautiful story telling, great characters (thank you, Tolkien!), and the ability to sucker punch me in the gut every damn time I watch them (thank you, Peter Jackson). The embody friendship, family and love; good over evil; hope over despair.

As a writer those are powerful themes to use, but the reason I’ve included these movies is more practical.

I’ve always been a writer as such, but when these movies came out I got back into writing seriously. I wrote LOTR fan-fiction and published it online. I had some success, won awards. It helped me work the writing muscle, it helped me improve and also allowed me to do what I do today.

Secretary (2002)

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As I’ve gotten older I’ve realised my sexual taste lie more on the kinky spectrum. Vanilla just won’t cut it. I’d always written very hot sex scenes but after seeing this movie on a recommendation, I knew I wanted to write about kink.

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Who doesn’t find being spanked hot? Maybe I’m projecting a little…*smiles*

But Secretary is, at its heart, a story about two damaged people finding love through kink. It works. It’s not creepy or abusive. It works for them. It makes them happy. I hate that BDSM gets such a bad name in mainstream press.

Although my stories started out as very hot romances, they’ve moved on into the erotic romance territory. They almost always contain BDSM and ALWAYS have hot ambiguous male heroes.

So there is my list. What are some of the movies that have shaped you? Or just some of your favourite movies?

New review for Beg Me, and re-release of At Their Command

The Romance Review

beg-me-1I’m so excited Beg Me got an amazing 4 star review from The Romance Reviews!

This is just some of the review: “I’m a fan of Scarlet Sanderson’s books, and BEG ME is another book in her collection that she has done a wonderful job on. This one is relatively short, but is a full-on good story that delivers plenty of bang for the material.”

You can read the full review from Knotty Reviewer here. Big thanks to Knotty Reviewer! So glad you liked the book 🙂

In other news I’m slowly working my way through re-releasing all my old Ellora’s Cave titles. Wicked Game is now available and At Their Command has just been released.

In April I’ll be re-releasing Fourth Time’s a Charm. Sign up for my newsletter and you will receive a FREE copy of Fourth Time’s a Charm! You can sign up for my newsletter on my website…https://scarlettsanderson.wordpress.com/newsletter/

Here is a snippet from Fourth Time’s a Charm…

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“Can I get you something, babe?” The coy grin widened.

Cam reached up and curled her fingers around his biceps. The muscles flexed and she triumphed in his reaction to her touch. She stood on tiptoes and rimmed the shell of his ear with her tongue. The scent of musk, alcohol and pure man assaulted her senses. His taste lingered in her mouth, tantalizing her taste buds.

“Actually, I’ve got something for you.” 

EC titles reverted to me and the future release of books…

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Now onto more exciting news.
 Now my books are my own, what am I going to do with them?
 I’m going to be working on repackaging the books with new covers and giving them an ‘update’. Look out for the re-branded titles soon.  I will be dipping my hand into the world of self-publishing and have the freedom to write/publish what I want. It’s very scary but also very exciting.
 I can announce Beg Me will be available for resale again in the next few weeks *squee*
What do you think of my new cover?
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Although not originally part of a series, Beg Me will now be the first story in the Masters of Decadence series. More on that soon.
More good news, for those of your waiting for final instalment in the Mission Pleasure series, Sebastian’s story, I can tell you I am about a third of the way through writing his book. And I let you into a little secret *whispers* he’s still as hot as he was in the first two books…maybe hotter…
I’m planning a few new titles too. A sexy ménage involving two brothers and a hot biker romance.
Want to keep up-to-date with all the latest Scarlett happenings? Maybe bag a freebie or two? You can sign up for my newsletter here.
Lastly, on a personal note, 2016 has been a rollercoaster year. My health isn’t great but I did manage to have an amazing wedding and a mind-blowing honeymoon. Mr. Scarlett is now officially Mr. Scarlett 😉
Until next time…

The mind is willing, but the body is weak…

dog-illness-symptomsI have been very absent for the last few months. You may ask where the hell have I been and what the hell have I been doing?

I don’t usually post much personal information on my site but I have a long term condition called lupus. Lupus is an auto-immune disease that attacks your internal organs. It can be very debilitating. Rather than going into detail I’ll include a link for those who want to know more – http://www.lupus.org/

I’m lucky, my lupus could be much worse but it does mean my immune system is pretty much non-existence. Since Christmas I’ve been having numerous stomach issues. The doctors believe it started out as a virus. I couldn’t eat anything but rice and white bread for weeks. I lost a lot of weight. At the end of February I started to recover…and then two weeks ago I had to go into hospital to get what they thought was a tumor removed from my right sinus. It turns out the doctor thinks it’s a benign polyp but I won’t know for sure for a few weeks. I also had a very nasty sinus abscess.

It’s been a very tough few months!

Right now I’m just recovering. I’m spending my time resting, re-cooperating, reading and watching lots of shows on Amazon/Netflix. It’s going to take another few weeks before I’m back at work and maybe another few after that before being back up to my normal functioning level.

So what can you expect from me in 2015? There will be more books coming – the final book in the Mission Pleasure series, Enslaving Dana, will be out later in the year.

After that? I’ll see where the muse decides to take me…

Another chance to win copies of Taming Nora via The BDSM Group!

The lovely ladies over at The BDSM Group are hosting a giveaway of Taming Nora!

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Giveaway ends January 5th.

For a chance to win click on the image above or visit the BDSM goodreads group

Good luck! 🙂

Taming Nora (Mission Pleasure book 2) out now! – Release day giveaway

The wait is over, Taming Nora is out today!

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Blurb: 

Mission Pleasure, Book Two

Nora, a CIA ballistics expert, has recently begun visiting a BDSM club, but with limited experience, she’s afraid to indulge her submissive side—until she sees coworker Alexander St. Clare performing a public display of punishment. Equal parts shocked and inflamed, she flees when Alex notices her, praying it won’t mean an end to her career.

Sexual Dominant and spy, Alex is surprised to see the pretty agent from his office at Decadence. Even more surprised by Nora’s obvious arousal as she watches him perform. Her reaction ignites something deep inside him, but the dangers of the job mean he can never act on it.

When an assignment allows them a taste of the forbidden, the intensity between them is off the charts. Amidst the backdrop of a dangerous mission, Alex and Nora discover each might just have what the other has always craved.

Inside Scoop: Nora enjoys group sex with three Dominant marines and a female sub, spanking, bondage and knife play.

A Romantica® BDSM erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

 

I had so much fun writing this book. *ahem* And it wasn’t because I spent most of my time looking at pictures of Alexander Skarsgard (he is the visual representation of the main hero). The relationship between Nora and Alex is complex, yet I adore them both. I don’t want to give anything else away 🙂

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“If anyone even looked her way, he would plant a knife in their spine.” – Alex St. Clare (Taming Nora)

Available via Ellora’s Cave | Amazon |

Now this book is out I’m throwing myself into my TBR pile. I’m also on the look out for some erotica reading recommendations. Any ideas?

Giveaway

To celebrate the release of the second book in the Mission Pleasure series I will be giving away 5 Taming Nora e-books.

How to win?

1) Post a comment with erotica recommendations

2) Leave an email address so I can contact you

3) Contest closes on Friday 12th at 24.00. Winners will be picked at random and announced on December 13th

Good luck! 🙂

 

An Excerpt From: TAMING NORA

Copyright © SCARLETT SANDERSON, 2014

All Rights Reserved, Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.

Nora logged into her CIA workstation and opened up her email. She rubbed the back of her neck as she waited for them to load. She hadn’t slept much last night. Alexander St. Clare’s face haunted her dreams. She’d woken up on the edge of orgasm at least half a dozen times. After masturbating twice, she’d been exhausted. Yet he’d still invaded her thoughts.

Damn him. Why did he have to show up at her BDSM club?

She leaned back and scoped out the office. No sign of him. Thank god.

Nora blew out a deep breath and tried to relax. There was no doubt he’d recognized her, and facing him at work would be horrifying. If she could stay out of his way he’d be gone soon, away on assignment, and she could forget about him.

Scrolling through the new email messages, she stopped at one from the deputy director.

Subject: Field Assignment.

Her pulse hammered. As a ballistics analyst, she worked with guns. Her day-to-day duties involved testing bullets and fragments, and advising on trajectories. She’d never been a field agent. She wanted to be—she’d been training intensely for the last six months and had even been offered assignments.

Something always stopped her from accepting.

Fear. Self-doubt. A mental block. A flaw in her character. She’d worked so hard but she couldn’t take the final step.

She opened up the message and read the curt text.

Nora,

Urgent field operation. Need you on this one. Now or never, Agent.

Come to my office as soon as you read this.

Deputy Director Martin

Shit. Nora swallowed the bile at the back of her throat. There was no mistaking his tone. If she didn’t accept this assignment there would be no other offers. Talk about being thrown in the deep end. A thousand scenarios whizzed through her mind. Hopefully he’d ease her into the field and start small. She didn’t want a covert op in a hot zone. Not yet anyway.

She grabbed her tablet and wound through the maze of workstations, peppering a few greetings to work colleagues en route. Her legs felt like lead as she pounded up two flights of stairs. She hated ultimatums and that’s what Director Martin’s email was—last-chance saloon.

Anger bubbled. She’d have to get it under control or it might boil over when she talked to Martin. It wouldn’t do any good for her boss to think her a bitch as well as a coward.

Before entering his office, she smoothed any wrinkles out of her shift dress and patted her hair. She walked in and smiled at his secretary, Susan. “Hi, is it okay to go in?” She didn’t feel as breezy as she sounded. With the adrenaline pumping, she wanted to run.

Susan, a stereotypical secretary with salt-and-pepper hair and thick spectacles, looked over her computer screen before waving Nora in. “He’s been expecting you.”

Nora gulped. Apprehension and dread flooded her veins, followed by a shot of excitement. After today she might be an operational field agent.

Oh hell.

As she got closer to the door, she heard raised voices. Both male. She knocked lightly but they didn’t hear her over the heated discussion. She twisted the handle and walked in.

And froze.

Her heart slammed into the back of her throat.

She knew those delectable broad shoulders and that blond hair. Alexander St. Clare sat with his back to her, facing the director.

“No. It’s not feasible. She’s not even properly trained. It would be a shitstorm and she’d end up dead. Probably get me killed too.”

Nora processed his words. He was talking about her. He was telling her boss she’d get them killed. In one sentence, he’d completely dismissed her skills.

Heat licked up her spine. Not sexual heat, but deep-seated anger. How dare he dismiss her ability to do her job? He didn’t even know her. Sure, he might be experienced, a super-agent who got things done, but that didn’t give him the right to slate her.

She slammed the door and two sets of male eyes turned in her direction. A spark of recognition flared in Alex’s blue orbs and it pitched her irritation into overdrive. She wouldn’t allow him to intimidate her because he knew her sexual preferences. She wasn’t weak because she was submissive.

“I assume you’re talking about me.” The icy calm was a deliberate play on her part. It was a stark contrast to the whirlwind raging inside her.

She moved toward the large oak desk, skirted Alex’s chair and took the seat next to him.

Deputy Director Martin sighed. “Agent Brouchard, glad you could join us. This is Alexander St. Clare. One of our field agents.” A grizzled black man in his late forties, Martin had worked for the agency since graduating college. He was a true career spook, although he hadn’t seen operational action for ten years.

Alex shot a hand in her direction. “Pleasure to meet you, Agent.”

She glared at his hands before looking at his face. “Please. You expect me to shake hands after you trashed my professional reputation?”

He gave a nonchalant shrug and she wanted to slap him. “Nothing personal. I read your record. Just calling it how I see it.”

“You’re an asshole.”

“Better believe it, sweetheart.”

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