Thursday, November 29, 2012

Blog Tour: Riding High by Zara Stoneley

Welcome author Zara Stoneley, who is here to talk about her new erotic romance novel, Riding High. Enjoy the excerpt and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win an ebook.

Hi Gale, Thank you for letting me loose on your blog today. 

Do you sometimes think it would be nice to walk away from your life and start again? To have complete freedom to make your own decisions - no expectations, nobody telling you what to think and how to act.

Roisin wakes up one morning to find her life in tatters – which could destroy her, or, she realises, could be the making of her. She can make her own decisions, do things that she has never done before, never even thought of doing before.

Even when it looks like we’ve got total freedom, we never actually have though, have we? We’ve got that little whispering voice that is our conscience, we’ve got the morals and expectations that have been instilled in us throughout our lives – and we’ve got the daring, reckless voice that says ‘go for it’!

For Roisin it’s even more complicated, she’s also got the persuasive voice of Saul and, however much she tries to fight it, she just can’t help the cravings every time he touches her.

The thing I loved most about writing this story though, was when Roisin decided to take the bit between her teeth and go for it, the tables were turned and it was suddenly Saul who wasn’t sure who was in control!

Would you like a fresh start, would you dare to do everything differently? Leave a comment and one lucky person will get a copy (pdf or epub) of ‘Riding High’. There are more giveaways at other spots on my tour.


‘I’m not kidding. People are happy to pay for pleasure, real pleasure.’ His voice deepened back to that liquid chocolate point.

She tried to ignore the warmth swirling in the pit of her stomach. He was mad. What type of girl ran a place like that? ‘A brothel, you’re suggesting I run a brothel.’

‘It’s not a brothel and it won’t be you running it. They are trained counsellors with clients who pay for therapy, couples who want to improve their sex lives, not just pay for a quick and dirty shag.’ He smiled. ‘And as for the “us” bit –’ he leant in closer until his breath warmed her neck, sending a new tingle down her spine ‘– we’re in this together. I’ll let you stay and run your stables, but I want something in return. I want you to act as manager for me and oversee the other side of the riding school, which means you pay even less for your rent. We’ll try it for six months, then if you think you can re-mortgage I’ll listen, or I’ll let you know if I’ve decided it’s not working and I need to sell.’ He moved back, and she let go the breath she’d been holding.

‘Gee, ta, that’s so generous.’ But she supposed it was generous, and a stay of execution for six months.

He put out a firm hand then, and she flinched as he took her chin and forced her to look into his eyes. ‘Have you got some other solution?’

‘Why? Why are you doing this? What’s in it for you?’

She could swear he clenched his jaw. ‘Call it a gesture of goodwill, belief in you.’ He paused, shrugged, and she could have imagined his tension. ‘I still make a profit, I can’t lose. Anyhow, it’s your choice, but that’s my offer.’ His hand settled on her knee; a warm, firm hand that sent a tingle straight between her thighs to a pussy already throbbing with frustration again. Swallowing his come, feeling that rock-hard cock twitch in her throat, had turned her on more than she could have imagined, and for a moment she’d wanted to just clamber over the gear lever and settle astride him on the seat. She blinked hard to get rid of the image.


 ‘Have wild crazy monkey sex with the first man you bump into.’ Roisin Grant hadn’t intended to follow her best friend’s advice – but, sometimes, what you expect from life and what you get don’t match up. She never expected her husband would have a stash of home-made porn movies, with him in the starring role, or that he would die and leave her bankrupt. And she never expected to be faced with asset-stripper Saul Mathews and a choice. Walk away from her home and equestrian business, or call his bluff and help him deliver riding lessons of an altogether different kind.

An erotic novel with mixed themes including m/f, menage, sex in public and voyeurism.

Available from - Xcite BooksAmazon (UK)Amazon (US)

About the author
Zara is a writer and lover of all things romantic, from the sensual to the sexual, who knows that naughty can be nice. She lives in the UK, but whenever she can she heads off in search of some sunshine and inspiration for her stories.

She love sexy high heels...good food....good (lots and lots of coffee)... and Italy. All things Italian from the countryside to the culture, the wine to the food...and of course the sexy men.

She's been a consultant, a teacher, a mother, a wife, a lover... and has always been a writer and she'd love to hear from you.

Where you can find her-
Twitter:  @ZaraStoneley
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Zara said...

Thanks for having me Gale!