Do You Like a Little Danger with Your Romance?

Please join me in welcoming, award-winning, bestselling novelist, Tina Donahue, as she shares her thoughts on writing, introduces us to her two new releases, and holding a contest on this blog (details of contest below).

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When I first started writing, I was such a fan of Lawrence Sanders and Stephen King that I couldn’t make up my mind whether I wanted to write thrillers or horror.

The more I wrote, the more I realized that the love stories in my books were a huge part of the plots. So, I began to concentrate on romance and its various sub-genres. Although I began writing romantic comedies, I moved from there into historicals, then steamy contemporaries and most recently paranormals.

This month, two of my erotic romances (from different publishers) are releasing within days of each other. One’s a steamy contemporary ménage (my first ménage). The other is a smoking hot paranormal (the first in a projected series; with it being my first series). The storylines couldn’t be more different. However, there is the element of danger in each.

Two very distinct villains want my heroines dead and my heroes—bless their Alpha hearts—aren’t going to allow that to happen, even if it means their own lives. Not that my ladies are standing back and letting the guys do all the heavy lifting. Not a chance. These women are feisty and are doing all they can to protect their men. I found that adding that bit of danger to the plots made the romantic aspect of the story that much more satisfying.

Here’s the cover art, blurb and a link to an excerpt for each. Enjoy!

Oh, and one more thing – I’m hosting a contest today…more on that later.

SiNNContemporary Erotic Romance (ménage) from Ellora’s cavereleasing October 14

She’s every man’s carnal fantasy…and the target of one’s revenge

At a Phoenix gentleman’s club, Lea dances as SiNN, her body bared and vulnerable to her male partner, her features hidden behind a feathered mask. To the men watching, she’s a sensual enigma, submissive and seductive with no face, name or history. Not even Lea knows her real origins.

A man from the past does and wants her dead.

Not on the watch of U.S. Marshals Jake Gabriel and Toby Quinn. Commanding and decisive, Jake not only wants Lea’s safety but to have her naked and yielding beneath him. To Toby, she’s all he should resist but cannot.

Protected by them at a secluded estate, Lea’s drawn to their potent masculinity and the raw male lust in their eyes. Inviting desire and an emotional connection, she submits to both at once, surrendering to their most shameless hunger along with her own wanton needs.

All while a killer edges closer…

Click here to buy SiNN and Read Excerpt

UNENDING DESIRE – Erotic Paranormal Romance from Samhain – coming October 18

His hunger for one woman will make him a traitor to his world…

Outlawed Realm, Book 1

From a portal in his lab on E2, one of the five dimensions of Earth, quantum physicist Nikoli Zorr gazes on everything forbidden to him. Passion. Desire. The exquisite pleasure of running his hands over the lush curves of a young woman he should have stopped watching weeks ago.

His duty is to close the portals that keep the monsters out of E2—and never interfere with the inevitable fate of those on the other side. Yet he can’t bring himself to abandon the woman who has captured his soul.

Psychologist Regina Page is trying to keep her mind on her client, and off the mysterious, unbearable sexual cravings that consume her when she’s alone in her bedroom. The next moment she’s attacked by vampires, then swept into another realm by a stranger whose touch awakens that same raw desire. Whose eyes are already filled with farewell.

Yet beneath their undeniable carnal lust, something else stirs. The beginnings of illicit love. The unexpected need to protect him. Even if it means risking body, blood and soul to defeat the merciless horde…for a future that was never meant to be.

Product Warning:  Contains a repressed scientist who likes to look, and the woman who delights in unleashing his inner caveman. And sex hot enough to burn a hole in all three dimensions…and maybe create a whole new one. 

Click here to buy UNENDING DESIRE and Read Excerpt.

Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work; she has reached finals and/or placed in numerous RWA–sponsored contests. Three of her erotic novels were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic romance, was chosen Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category) at the French review site, Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights; and Deep, Dark, Delicious (erotic romance) recently received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011). She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.

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*** CONTEST ***

To celebrate the release of SiNN and Unending Desire, I’m offering a contest. One lucky commenter on this blog will have her choice of one of my following ebooks: 

  1. Adored – RWA award-winning; EPIC2011 Finalist; 4 Stars RT
  2. Deep, Dark, Delicious – EPIC2011 Finalist; Holt Medallion Award of Merit
  3. Lush Velvet Nights – EPIC2011 Finalist; Golden Nib Award
  4. In His Arms – SIX 5 Star Reviews; 4 Stars RT
  5.  Sensual Stranger – 2010 Book of the Year (erotic); 4 Stars RT
  6. The Yearning – Top Ten Bestseller
  7. Take Me Away – #1 Pick, Miz Love Loves Books 

** Winner chosen at random. Winner chosen October 20.**


32 responses to “Do You Like a Little Danger with Your Romance?”

  1. hi Tina i love your book and would love to read it foryou
    and blog on it


  2. I can’t decide which book sounds best to me, guess I will just have to add both to my TBR list, lol. Congrats on both of the releases.
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com


  3. Hey, Desi – thanks for stopping by!


  4. June, hi and thanks! Both books were a blast to write. The heroes are sooo yummy. 🙂


  5. First of all, Congrats on two new releases this month! I just love to read menages, this one looks hot! SINN is a book I have to read and Unending Desire is a must read. (I cant wait for it) I am one of your fans and you are an amazing writer. I cant wait to read these books..
    Your fan, Tammy


  6. I have SiNN now but alas, didn’t have time to read it this weekend. Congratulations on the new releases.


  7. Victoria Zumbrum Avatar
    Victoria Zumbrum

    I would love to read. Please enter me in contest.


  8. Hey, Tammy – wow – I’m so glad you came by. Your wonderful comments made my day! 🙂


  9. Marika – hi! Hope you enjoy SiNN – let me know what you think. 🙂


  10. Hey, Tore – you’re entered. 🙂


  11. Sounds like you and I had a similiar career path Tina. When I first started writing, I wanted to be stephenie king as well. But eventually noticed that it was the love story between the characters I that I really liked.

    I love the idea of the characters in danger, I agree it highens everything, their emotions, what their willing to do for the other. I can’t wait to read these two works. They sound amazing Tina.


    1. I agree with you and Tina, Willa. The more danger the characters are in the more intrigued I am on how they will handle the situation. I especially like it when a character is taken out of his or her element, someone who has never faced danger and has to quickly learn how to get out of it.


  12. Hi, Willa! I love the element of danger in romance. It makes everything so much more intense, especially the love scenes. 🙂 Thanks so much for coming by. 🙂


  13. Hi Tina,
    These sound like more wonderful books from you!
    A couple dangerous men would make any woman’s heart flutter.


  14. Thanks, Phoebe! Yeah, these guys are wonderfully dangerous. 🙂


  15. oh yummmm…. please enter my name too!


  16. I surely will, Sandy – thanks for stopping by! 🙂


  17. Both books sound great, and quite different. Getting to the title of the post, I do enjoy suspense/action/really bad bad guys in my stories. You have to give the alpha male (and female) something to overcome.


  18. Absolutely, Anne – the more complications the better the story. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


  19. CONGRATS Tina on the double release!!! WOOHOO for us reader’s who really enjoy your stories:)


  20. Thanks, Yadira! This has been quite the month for me. 🙂


  21. Hi Tina – Congratulations!! Two releases…two different publishers (awesome time for celebrating!).
    I’d love to be entered into your contest.
    kaydeeroyal at msn dot com


  22. Hey, Kay Dee! This is an awesome time – thanks! You’re entered in my contest – good luck!


  23. congrats on the double release!!! they both sounds so awesome n hope im not to late for the contest.. congrats again


  24. oops forgot to add email addy lol terra


  25. I love yummy heroes! Both new releases sound hot. Definately putting them on my TRL. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!


  26. You’re right on time, latemodelchica – and you’re entered! 🙂


  27. Hey, Sebrina – thanks for dropping by!


  28. Both covers are so hot. Will have to put on my list to read.
    Love your books


  29. Thanks, Patricia!! So happy to have you stop by. 🙂


  30. Thanks to everyone for coming by and offering such wonderful support. Thanks too to Selena for having me!

    I’ve chosen my winner – at random – and it’s (drum roll please) – Sebrina Cassity – Yay, Sebrina!!

    I’ll be contacting you shortly for your prize.

    I’m hosting contests all this week to continue celebrating my new releases. Please go to my website: for details. 🙂


  31. Thank you, Tina for coming on to my blog, it was a pleasure hosting you and I hope you come back again soon.

    CONGRATULATIONS, Sebrina Cassity. Tina will be in touch with you via email about your prize.

    Thanks to everyone who visited the blog, I really appreciate your support and hope you continue to enjoy the postings.


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