Monday, August 04, 2014

50th Ellora's Cave Book Contest--Day 1

Day 1 Contest is now closed!

The winners from Day 1 are Lori Green and Sweettulip. Please email me at and let me know which book in the Awakening Desires series you'd like and the format you'd like it in.
Thank you to everyone who posted. Watch for Day 2 of the contest on Thursday!

50th Ellora’s Cave Book Contest—Day 1 

 My 50th Ellora’s Cave book—Rescuing Rory—is being released on September 5th. When my first book was released back in October 2004, I never imagined I’d reach this point. It’s time to celebrate! 

Starting today, August 4th, I’ll be posting a contest on my BLOG each Monday and Thursday until September 4th. Each day readers will be asked to share a link on their Facebook page or Twitter feed or whatever social media they prefer. Then just come back to the blog and leave a comment telling me where you shared it. 

 Each of the contest days will involve a different Ellora’s Cave series or grouping and I’ll be giving away 2 free Ebooks from whichever series or grouping is featured that day. It’s that easy! 

 Day 1—Awakening Desires 

 Today you’ll have the chance to win any eBook from the Awakening Desires series. (Two lucky winners!) 

Just pick any one of the eight books in the series below, click on the link beneath it to go to either Ellora’s Cave or Amazon and then share that link on Facebook, Twitter or other social media of your choice. 

 Just come back and comment, telling me which book link you shared and where and you’re entered to win. 

 If you want to share more than one book, please feel free, but you only need to share one of them to be entered for a chance to win. 

*You must be 18 years of age or older in order to be eligible to enter.* 


Desires, we all have them. Are they awakened by a touch, a word, a glance, or something deeper? Love’s not always easy. Sometimes dark and unkind, but always worth the journey. Opposites may attract, but is there enough common ground to build a life? Someone you thought you knew may end up being more than you imagined. 

When I started writing this series I had no idea how many books would be in it, but they were all connected by one thing—desires, both sexual and emotional. I loved writing each and every one of these books.

 KATIE’S ART OF SEDUCTION Book One in the Awakening Desires series. 

From the moment the woman's portrait in the window of a coffee shop caught Cain Benjamin's attention, he resolved to possess not only it, but her as well. Determined to find the mysterious beauty, he sets out to locate the artist. If he can find the artist, he's sure he can find the woman in the picture. 

Katie Wallace's schedule at Coffee Breaks allows her to earn a living and still have time to pursue her love of painting. When her boss and friend convinces her to display one of her self-portraits in the shop window, she is apprehensive, but elated when it sells—until she meets the portrait owner. 

Katie finds herself captivated by Cain, the tall, mysterious man who lurks in the shadows and is obsessed with her self-portrait. And Cain is even more intrigued by Katie, as he discovers her painting is not nearly as sensual as the woman herself. 

Cain's mesmerizing and commanding personality entices Katie into the shadows with him. But Katie is equally determined to uses all her artistry to seduce him back into the light of day with her. 


ERIN’S FANCY Book Two in the Awakening Desires series. 

""Seven Sex Positions That Will Drive You Both Wild!" Deciding that she needs a sex life, Erin Conners studies this magazine article to learn how to seduce a man.

When Abel Benjamin Garrett unexpectedly returns home, Erin decides to test her newfound knowledge and have a summer fling with him. He's been at the center of all her erotic fantasies since her teens and she wants to try out all seven sex positions with him. Erin doesn't think she'll have any problem getting Abel to cooperate. After all, what red-blooded male doesn't want a no-strings, hot summer affair?

Burnt out from his work, Abel has come home to rest and re-evaluate his life. He awakens one morning to find a gorgeous, naked woman in his bed. There is one problem—the sexy goddess is his best friend's sister. But Abel finds it impossible to resist Erin's open and honest sex appeal.

But a secret from his past may force Abel to leave long before summer's end. Furthermore, Abel is not content to be Erin's summer lover. Unbeknownst to her, he plans to be her lover for all time... in more than just seven ways. 


CAPTURING CARLY Book Three in the Awakening Desires series. 

Carly Ames has yearned for Nathan Connors for more years than she cares to think about. One wild night of sex with him resulted in their quick engagement. But now that she has Nathan, she's not quite sure that she can handle him. 

Big and tough, Nathan is very well suited to his job as a sheriff's deputy. Protective and forthright, he is definitely used to being in charge. Now he wants to be in control of her sexual pleasure, but fears his sexual preferences will scare a good girl like her. 

As circumstances conspire to keep them apart, Nathan senses that Carly is having second thoughts. Now he must convince her that she's more than woman enough to meet his demands, in and out of the bedroom, because now that he's captured Carly, there is no way he is letting her go. 


CRAVING CANDY Fourth in the Awakening Desires series. 

Candy Logan loves her job as a publicist for TK Publishing, but her newest client is causing her problems. Determined to meet the elusive Lucas Squires and get him to agree to publicize his upcoming book, she crashes a party that he is giving in hopes of cornering him. 

Lucas wishes he'd never let his friend talk him into writing a cookbook. He has his hands full opening a new location of his cafĂ©, Coffee Breaks. He forgets all about his business problems, however, when a woman straight out of his dreams walks into his party. He knows he can't let her leave without finding out who she is.  

Sparks fly between Candy and Lucas from the first moment they lay eyes on each other. The sexual attraction is immediate and consuming, but a case of mistaken identity gets their relationship off to a rocky start. Just when things start to smooth out between them, issues from each of their pasts threaten their budding relationship. 


JACKSON’S JEWEL Fifth in the Awakening Desires series. 

The last thing Jackson Connors wants is a housekeeper. He likes his life just as it is—solitary and uncomplicated. 

Emerald Jewel is a New York designer with a stalker on her trail. She needs a place to hide out and Jackson’s farm is the perfect solution to her problem. The last thing she wants is to be attracted to her sexy new boss. 

Neither of them is prepared for the explosion of passion that flares between them. They try to resist, but the desire will not be denied. Jackson knows Emerald’s life is in New York and his is on the farm. He’ll eventually have to let her go, but he’s not about to let her face this threat on her own. 

 But the stalker is getting closer to finding Emerald and will stop at nothing to possess her. As the threat around her escalates, she must face leaving Jackson to draw the danger away from the man she’s coming to love. 


MACNAMARA’S LADY Sixth in the Awakening Desires series.

Missy Sinclair knows what she wants out of life—a secure job, a fine home, financial independence and, eventually, a man to share it with. That man will have class and style, share her goals and tastes and like fine wine and classical music. Why then is she so attracted to T.S. MacNamara, who is the complete opposite? 

T.S. makes no apologies to anyone for his life. He’s worked hard to make his general contracting business a success. He likes beer and football. He’s not looking for anything permanent. Problem is, he can’t stop wanting Missy. 

 When he rescues Missy from a violent mugging, the seething physical attraction that’s been shimmering between them for months finally explodes. Classy and rough, dark and light, educated and blue-collar. Opposites attract—at least in the bedroom. But they both have secrets that won’t stay buried…secrets that threaten to drive them apart unless they’re both willing to face their pasts. 


TOUCH OF TOPAZ Book seven in the Awakening Desires series. 

Security expert and ex-Army Ranger John Knight broke the cardinal rule of being a bodyguard—don’t get involved with the client. One torrid afternoon of hot sex with Topaz Jewel was all they had together before his job was done, and she’s been avoiding him ever since. He’s been hired to protect her once again, and this time, when the job is over, he’s won’t let her slip away. 

Topaz is an independent businesswoman with no time in her life for a permanent relationship, especially not one with a man like John, who’s used to adrenaline rushes and danger. There’s no denying their sexual attraction, but she’s determined to play things smart. 

John doesn’t take her home when the job is finished, but to an isolated cabin. It isn’t every day that a bodyguard kidnaps his client, but he knows they’re meant to be together—and he’ll use their sizzling passion to prove it.  


STROKE OF SAPPHIRE Eighth in the Awakening Desires series. 

When Sapphire Jewel turns to him on the final evening he’s assigned to protect her, ex-Army Ranger and security expert Jake Knight sweeps her into bed. His personality and his profession have shaped him into a man who needs to be in control of all aspects of his life, especially in the bedroom. He’s not into the whole dominant/submission BDSM thing, but he does need to be the dominant force when it comes to physical relationships. Fearing his sexual demands are too much for Sapphire to handle, Jake does the only thing he can to protect her—he leaves her. 

Sapphire is in love with her bodyguard. One night of intense, passionate sex has him running for the door and she doesn’t know why. When Jake unexpectedly shows up in her life again, she must decide if she can live with the sexual demands he’ll make of her. But most of all, she must decide if she can once again risk her heart. 



Anonymous said...

N.J. I used amazon on book 3 Capturing Carly! I sent to Facebook.
Have a great celebration!

Lori Green said...

Katie's Art of seduction link via twitter!!!
This is Lori Green we're friends on facebook, I also wrote to you on facebook as well in the comments.

sweettulip said...

Book five Jackson's Jewel on Facebook!!!! I planned on picking up your newest book "Wild Loving". Your one of my favorite authors. I can't wait until your at 100 books!!!! Too much time not enough great authors!!!!

N.J.Walters said...

Thanks, Bobbie!

Thanks, Lori. :)

Thank you for the wonderful compliment, sweettulip. :) I'll actually hit my 75th book in October. *g* 50 with Ellora's Cave and 1 with Carina and my 24th with Samhain Publishing will be on October 28th. I'm planning another celebration then.

Fedora said...

Erin's Fancy to twitter:

How fun, NJ! How exciting to be celebrating such a big milestone with you!

N.J.Walters said...

The winners from Day 1 are Lori Green and Sweettulip. Please email me at and let me know which book in the Awakening Desires series you'd like and the format you'd like it in.

Thank you to everyone who posted. Watch for Day 2 on Thursday!