20 June 2015

Blog Tour ~ Just Desserts: A Collection of Bite-Sized Delights

Feast on this collection of 22 Contemporary and Paranormal/Sci-Fi/Fantasy Erotic stories from bestselling, award-winning and multi-published authors, in this limited-time anthology. All stories are exclusive new content and can be read without reading the series, but will be icing on the cake for readers loyal to each saga. 

 JUST DESSERTS - A Collection of Bite-Sized Delights 22 Bestselling, award-winning and multi-published authors bring you the naughtiest delights.   

 Michele Bardsley ~ Honey Bear ~ The Pearson’s Security Series
Renee George ~ Alpha-Bites ~ The Cull: Claimed by the Alpha
Jodi Redford ~ Perfect Passion ~ Perfect Chemistry
Zara Cox ~ Indigo Velvet ~ Indigo Lounge Series
Renea Mason ~ Tasting Paris ~The Good Doctor Trilogy
Piper Denna ~ Confidential Craving ~ Fantasies Inc. Series
Erzabet Bishop ~ Black Magic Café
Iyana Jenna ~ Strictly Professional
Anne Lange ~ Blind Taste Test
S.J. Maylee ~ Common Grounds
Terri George ~ Feast on Me
Lee Rene ~ The Sweetness in the Pudding
Mindy Larson ~ Sweet Tooth
Felicity Kates ~ Super-Sex Me ~ The Little Miss Kick-Ass Series
Emma Nichols ~ Sinfully Sweet ~ The Sweet Series
Libby Sinclair ~ Cake Topper ~ The Incarnation Chronicles
Rissa Blakeley ~ A Little Taste of Naughty ~ The Shattered Lives Series
Mariah Kingsley ~ Sugar and Spice
Rosemary Rey ~ Always the Last One
Persephone Jones ~ Cherry Tart
Christine Severin ~ Cherry Lips
J.S Snow ~ Claiming

Common Grounds
by S.J. Maylee

A stand-alone erotic short story
Erotic romance

While Kate Sanderson mixes batter and pumps buttercream inside her tasty creations at the West Egg restaurant, she dreams about two things, owning a bakery of her own and finding a man capable of satisfying her every desire. Mark Larosa designs little masterpieces daily at his tiny barista station at the local Star Coffee and he tailors each to the customer. The only cup he can’t seem to get right is for the sassy baker, Kate. He’s determined to give her what she really wants.

When a new building goes up across the street, the pair trip over each other trying to grab the last unit before a chain restaurant claims their dream. To get what they crave, they might have to work together and find the elusive common ground.

About the Author

S.J. Maylee fell in love with storytelling at a young age and with it came a deep-seated desire for everyone to find their happily ever after. She’s finding the happy endings for her characters one steamy story at a time.

When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her caring for her garden, laughing with her two young sons, or dancing to her husband’s music. She’s a PMP (Project Management Professional), Nia instructor, and coffee addict.

As a writer she has a tendency to break hearts, but she always glues them back together.

Author Links

Interview with S.J.

1) Which writers inspire you?

So many authors inspire me and many for different reasons. Doris O’Connor inspires me with how she hooks me every time. Cara Bristol inspires me in the way she not only gets better with each release but how she’s so willing to share what she’s learned. Kacey Hammell inspires me with her creativity and sweet personality. I can’t get enough of these ladies.

2) What’s more important: characters or plot?

Oh! That’s a tough one. Great characters still need an intriguing plot to keep me hooked. It’s quite possible that character and plot are more important than the skill of writing. I’ve read a few books where the writing could have been better but I didn’t care because I was infatuated with the characters and had to know how the story turned out. I strive to build that kind of need to know in my stories.

3) If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in this story?

Not right now, no. I love this story and the back and forth sexual tension and passion that fills my characters and pushes them forward.

4) What books have most influenced your life?

The books that have most influenced me as an adult are Cherise Sinclair’s Lean on Me and Master of the Mountain. These were the books that changed all the stories in my head. They were the start of the avalanche that pushed me to write.

5) What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

The first time I created a world in my Love Projects Series, I was surprised at how real it felt. Every time I dream of the stories in that world, it’s like I step into a real place. I’m also surprised how I keep coming up with ideas. Before I started writing, I never would have guessed that I could come up with what to write on page two. I’m currently plotting books ten, eleven, and twelve.

Common Grounds

Common Grounds is a short, yet very delicious story about a chance encounter that turns into something spectacular.

Kate's confections pair wonderfully with Mark's heavenly coffee. Their talents are superb alone, but together they are are force to be reckoned with.

I love that Kate is an everyday kind of girl just trying to make her dreams come true. Although she's happy were she is with her career, she is striving for more. Her determination to succeed will not be hindered by those that tell her no.

Mark is new to the area, but is already making a name for himself. He too is determined to succeed, although his road may be a little less bumpy than Kate's. I love his attitude about his job and his confidence shines through everything he does.

Kate and Mark's chance encounter at the Club is sizzling. They way they meet and scene is thrilling to observe. To be that free and express yourself in that manner would defiantly be something to behold.

Although they each want to be with the other, they have a bit of miscommunication. But after all is said and done, the fire between the two cannot be contained. Their passion is evident with every passing page.

I loved this story completely. It is a delectable morsel that leaves you hungry more.

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  1. What a beautiful post! I'm so glad you enjoyed Common Grounds. I can't wait to write the next story in this series. :D

  2. Thank you so much for sharing our Just Desserts Anthology. We appreciate your support.
    --Rosemary Rey