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Ceremony of Seduction burning up the lists!

I’m really excited!  Ceremony of Seduction is #6 on the Barnes & Noble Bestseller’s List for Erotic Romance!  Woo Hoo! 

Quick – check it out before it moves!  http://btobsearch.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?SRT=S&z=y&btob=Y&SZE=10&WRD=erotic+romance&Go%21.x=19&Go%21.y=10

I can’t seem to get the picture in here so you’re going to have to click quick and hope it doesn’t move unless it’s up! 🙂

 Cassie/Tina

 

 

Ceremony of Seduction Released!!!!

 

Ceremony of Seduction Cover

 

 

Woo Hoo!  I just got back from my local Borders store and not only do they have seven copies of Ceremony of Seduction, but it’s displayed face out.  Snoopy Dance!!!!  So run, don’t walk, to your local store and pick one up!  Also, I’ve had several readers ask me if they mail me their book, will I sign it.  Definitely!!  Just ensure you enclose a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope and I’ll be happy to sign and send it back to you.  (Please make sure you have the right postage!)  My addy is on my website!

I’ll be sending out my monthly newsletter later in the week (it comes out under the Tina Gerow name, but it has my Cassie Ryan news too!)  To celebrate my first release as Cassie Ryan, I will be holding a contest where I will give away a $25 gift certificate to Borders or Barnes & Noble (winner’s choice.)  Everyone who is subscribed to my monthly newsletter is eligible.  If you’d like to subscribe, head on out to my Cassie Ryan MySpace page and you can subscribe there.  I will have my kidlet draw the winner at the end of August before I leave for Heather Graham’s Writer’s for New Orleans Conference.

 

 

Lay Down Dates and Other Party Games…

As most of you know, my first book as Cassie Ryan is getting ready to release.  And the Kensington Aprhodisia line usually has four books releasing a month.  So, when I saw on the loops yesterday that there were beginning to be Ceremony of Seduction sightings, as well as the other three books which are July 31st releases with mine, I wanted to go see for myself.  Before I could sign off my computer last night, an email popped in from a reader telling me how much they enjoyed Ceremony of Seduction, and asking when the next one would be out. 

Okay – great news that people are already liking it.  And fan mail is always better than “YOU SUCK” mail 🙂  So, today, I headed down to my local book store.  The other three books set to release with mine are on the shelf and available to buy, but mine was nowhere to be found.  When I asked at the desk they said it was still listed as not yet released.  Hmmm, okay.  I asked if it had a hard laydown date and I got a deer in the headlights look.

For those of you not familiar with a laydown date, let me give you a quick tutorial, at least as far as I understand it.  A laydown date is the date the book can hit the shelves.  Usually bookstores don’t follow them as law unless the publisher ensures the date is followed.  And for an author’s first book – as you might have guessed, most publishers don’t push too much to ensure it is followed.  So, why the big deal with laydown dates?  Tracking for lists (you know, NYT Bestsellers, USA Today and etc) starts at the laydown date, so any sales before that date don’t count toward making the lists.  Now, you might not think a new author (or one with a new pen name) is in any danger of this happening – but you never know!  And it helps to understand how these things work.

Anyway, back to our story.  From the first bookstore, I headed over to the second close-by store.  Nope – none of my books there either and once again, when I mentioned laydown date I got the deer in the headlights look.  Sigh…  All they could tell me was that maybe it will release closer to the July 31st date. 

So, what have I learned?  Well – my book is out there somewhere, and people are reading it and liking it 🙂  Which is definitely good news!  But if you want to help me get a fun, hot, irreverent book onto the lists – mark your calendar for July 31st and go grab a copy of Ceremony of Seduction then 🙂

How’s that for shameless self promotion?  LOL!

CEREMONY OF SEDUCTION

My first book writing as Cassie Ryan comes out on July 31st and I’m excited to say the great reviews are rolling in 🙂  So, I thought I would share!

This from Romantic Times Magazine reviews – which does NOT give away 4’s lightly:

4 Stars – “This is an incredibly creative read with likable characters.  Alyssa is not perfect which will appeal to readers.  Stone is great hero material and a man who makes Alyssa feel beautiful inside and out with his attention.  If you’re looking for a sexy escape, you’ll find it here.  Ryan has crafted a sensual story that leaves nothing to the imagination.  Lovemaking is described in plain terms with anal sex elements included.”  – Kristi Ahlers

This from Coffee Time Romance:

5 cups – Ceremony of Seduction is the perfect erotic read with just the right touch of paranormal.   Ms. Ryan’s world-building is well-defined  

Excerpt from CEREMONY OF SEDUCTION (Fair warning – this is a HOT excerpt)

Good morning everyone!!  It’s another Friday, so here I am again.  Since my first book with the Kensington Aprhodisia line comes out July 31st and I’m deep into writing the next one in the series, I thought I’d post an excerpt to whet your appetites 🙂  As I said above, fair warning – this excerpt contains foul language, frank sexual terms and discussions and snarky sarcasm (three of my favorite things!)  Heck, add butterscotch martinis and I’d call it a great date! 🙂  Anyway, here we go…

“You,” he pointed toward her, “are Alyssandra de Klatch, first Princess of the Klatch.  And I’ve told you for years, one day I’d find you and we could finally be together.”

Shock traveled all the way to her gut.  When she dreamed of him, he’d always called her Alyssandra or Princess.  That was one of the reasons she’d always assumed he was purely a product of her overactive imagination.  All of this was crazy, but something inside her knew he wasn’t lying.  But a Princess?  Not likely. 

“Stone,” she whispered.  I might be losing my mind, but if I get to be insane with him for the rest of my life, I’ll take that over what I’ve lived for the past twenty-three years. 

He nodded, his lopsided smile making his dimple more pronounced.  “Yes, you remember me.”  He looked pleased.  “If you’d taken better care of yourself, witch, then you wouldn’t have had to subsist on dreams.  Since I’m here now, we can rectify that situation.”

She blushed as she realized exactly what his definition of “rectify” was.  “Stop calling me witch and just answer the rest of my questions!”  Or throw me on the floor now, and we can talk later…
He shook his head.  “Your heritage is very strong.”  He rubbed his stomach and chuckled.  “As well as the rest of you.  But you are a witch.  A Klatch witch.”

She narrowed her eyes at him.  “You said my name was Alyssandra de Klatch.  But that still doesn’t make me a witch.  And I was born Alyssa Moss.”

“No, actually you were stolen from your true family by Cunts.”

“Excuse me?” she demanded, shocked he would use the offensive term in front of her.  “I’m far from prude, but I hate that word.”

“As you should.”  He laughed, the warm sexy sound, which had melted her in her dreams, even now caused her nipples to tighten against her thin cotton top.  His eyes zeroed in on her shirt as if he knew.  She blushed and looked away.  “My apologies.  You have lived among the humans for far too long to understand my reference.  Long ago, the Klatch had a civil war and split into two factions, the original Klatch and a new faction who called themselves Cunts.”

Alyssa snorted in disbelief.  “You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.”

“As much as I’d like to fuck you…no.  I do not joke about our history.”  He took another long pull of the water and she was fascinated by the way his throat worked as he swallowed.  She resisted a sudden urge to run her tongue over the dip in his throat where his Adam’s apple bobbed.  His eyes glinted with mirth and she was afraid he knew what she’d been thinking.

Mercifully, he continued without mentioning it.  In one fluid movement, he stood and pulled her to him, pressing her against the long line of his body.  Her breath caught in her throat and every inch of her body screamed for her to rub herself shamelessly against him—or maybe just throw him on the floor and impale herself on his cock.

 The sudden urge slapped her back to reality and she bolted from his grasp, putting the couch between them.  He merely chuckled and continued.  “The word ‘cunt’ is used as a slur because witches interact with humans and they pick up on our language.  ‘Cunt’ has become synonymous with ‘traitor’ and ‘outcast’ to any witch.  Although the humans use it in a slightly different way.  Now come and kiss me, Alyssandra, I want to finally feel your lips in the physical world.”

When he started around the couch after her, she held up a hand.  “Wait.”  She gave her traitorous body a firm talking to, this can’t be real so work with me here, and pierced him with her most skeptical stare.  “What do witches have to do with this?  You mean like Wiccans?”

He leaned forward resting his forearms on the back of the couch, causing the already tight black T-shirt to mold over the best shoulders she’d ever seen.  Shoulders she knew she’d seen before—and felt before.  She licked her lips at the sudden urge to trace each inch of his muscular shoulders with her tongue.

He continued, breaking her out of her thoughts.  “Wiccans are humans who choose to practice a set of beliefs.  Being Klatch is what you are.”  He shook his head and sighed.  “I can see the Cunts withheld from you your heritage.  This must be remedied.”  His hand snaked out to grab her arm and he pulled her to him across the back of the couch.  When he cradled her in his lap on the couch, his strong arms bracketed around her, a sexual thrill zinged straight to her pussy.  The fact that a very large bulge swelled against her hip only served to scramble her thoughts further.

He smiled, his eyes darkened dangerously.  But a dangerous she knew from ten years of dreams that meant wonderful sexual things, not anything to harm her.  Every erogenous zone in her body rejoiced, drowning her in a sea of sexual energy.

She put her fingers against his lips when he lowered his face to hers.  “Please, tell me about the Klatch.”  Anything to keep him talking until she could figure out how he evoked these feelings inside her. 

“A Klatch witch is a being who needs sexual energy to survive.  We also eat and drink, but in order to thrive, we must imbibe sexual energy.”  He kissed the fingers still resting lightly against his lips and then pulled one into his mouth.  He sucked on the tip and swirled his tongue in a familiar pattern she remembered him using on the soft underside of her clit—which throbbed in response.  She pulled her finger away, her breathing coming in short gasps. 

His voice was a low rumble when he spoke.  “Intercourse is the best and easiest, but any kind of sexual energy will do:  masturbation, voyeurism or even sexual dreams.” 

Alyssa found herself laughing despite the sexually charged atmosphere.  “You’re trying to tell me I’m some kind of sexual vampire?”

“Good God, no.”  He looked horrified at the suggestion.  “You are no succubus, Princess.  You are my betrothed and a full-blooded Princess of Klatch.” 

“Betrothed?”  She gasped, and her mouth fell open.  “As in engaged to be married?”

He nodded.  “Yes, most Klatch never marry.  They will either have half-breed children with humans or just feed from humans sexually their whole lives.  But the full blooded Klatch are betrothed at birth to another of full blood to retain the line and our heritage.”  He lowered his mouth to hers, but at the first jolting and very familiar touch of his lips, she squirmed out of his grasp and put half the room’s distance between them.

Alyssa’s mind whirled.  When he was near her, it felt like all her circuits were on overload.  She looked up into his darkened lavender eyes.  The hunk of testosterone who sat across from her thought he was her fiancé?  How lucky could she get?  Her body immediately wanted to claim its conjugal rights.  But then her overly logical mind weighed in and ruined everything.

Copyright 2007 by Cassie Ryan

Butterscotch Martinis

 butterscotch-martinis-at-rt.JPGCheyenne McCray, Kayce Lassiter & Brit Blaise enjoying their maritinis in Houston at the Romantic Times Booklover’s Convention.

Ceremony of Seduction

Hi everyone!  This is my first post as Cassie Ryan.

I received my first review for Ceremony of Seduction, so thought this would be a good time to try on my other persona for size. 

Joyfully Reviewed emailed me the link to this review last night.  Here’s the last paragraph:

From the first erotic word to the last sensual line, Ceremony of Seduction weaves a spell around its reader and doesn’t let go. I loved the world that Ms. Ryan created. The people of Tador are highly sensual and very loving. Readers can’t help but fall in love with them all, and the way Ms. Ryan portrays them.

That’s definitely some nice verbiage to see.  Since this is my first time writing at the erotic heat level, I was waiting to see how it would be received.  So, this is good news 🙂 

Here’s the cover – quite steamy also…

Hi rez CofS

(I tried to make it bigger, but Brit is going to have to give me lessons, because it’s not cooperating.

Happy Friday!

Cassie