Thursday, 17 December 2015

'Obsession' - Release date and Pre-Order details.


'Obsession' - Book #2 in The Forbidden Series...



Release Date - February 9th, 2016.


Available to pre-order right now over on Amazon!






And you can check out chapter one of 'Obsession' for FREE right HERE!


And at the minute, Book #1 in the trilogy - 'Allure' - is only 99p/$1.49! Or FREE with Kindle Unlimited!



Tuesday, 15 December 2015

'Obsession' - Book #2 in The Forbidden Series - Synopsis reveal, and check out Chapter One, for FREE!


'Obsession', book '2 in my HOT new erotic romance trilogy, The 
Forbidden Series, is almost ready to be put up for pre-order now 
with a release date of early February 2016, so, to get you in the 
mood for this second installment in Neal and Kira's journey, I'm 
letting you check out chapter one of 'Obsession' right here on my 
blog. But please be aware that this is still, as yet, not the completed edit, and therefore may still be subject to one or two tiny tweaks... 
And if you haven't yet read 'Allure', then also be aware that this chapter is probably going to contain some quite major spoilers.
*Oh, and I should say that even this small sample contains 
strong language and pretty hot sex, so, you have been warned... *

'Obsession' - Synopsis

Neal Cannon and Kira Blu. 
The art dealer and the escort. 
Living the kind of life neither could have envisaged, before he paid to sleep with her and their worlds changed, forever. 
Now living in Neal’s penthouse apartment in Manhattan, they spend their days working together, and their nights playing the kind of games that need to be kept behind closed doors. Behind one special door in particular... 
Behind that door they’ve created a world they live out in secret. A world of intense pleasure and beautiful pain; a world that doesn’t stay secret for long… 
Neal Cannon and Kira Blu. 
Together they’re not only bringing their own dark desires to life, they’re also helping others to live out their private fantasies. 
But when reality begins to creep in, and ghosts from the past come back to haunt them, dark and dangerous secrets start to unravel… 
How far will they go to keep the one thing they want the most? 
The most powerful Obsession of all…


One

Kira

I still pinch myself, sometimes, just to make sure I’m really here; that it’s really happening, this new life I’ve thrown myself into without any kind of safety net. But it’s been a few weeks now, and I still wake up every day with the most beautiful man in the world beside me and a future I’m beginning to believe might just be possible after all.
    My escort days are behind me, and I’m OK with that now. It seems a lifetime ago, that world. The one Neal Cannon walked into, changed, then took me away from, bringing me here, to his. And while it’s taking some getting used to, I don’t think I could go back now. I don’t think I want to.
    ‘You really have to stop these early mornings, beautiful.’
    I smile at the sound of his tired voice, and I lean back against him as he wraps his arms around me from behind.
    ‘I hate waking up and you not being there.’
    He kisses my shoulder and I let that now familiar shiver wash over me, closing my eyes as his mouth continues to brush over my skin. ‘I like this time of day.’
    ‘Since when?’ he murmurs, resting his chin on my shoulder.
    I reach back to touch his face. ‘Since I met you.’
    Those nights I’d spent with him in his hotel suite back in Newcastle, when I’d wake in the early hours, unable to get back to sleep; the mornings I’d leave him in bed and go and sit by the window, watching as the world got ready to begin another day. Those mornings he’d join me and we’d watch dawn break together. I should have known then I was falling in love with him. I should have known, but instead I chose to fight it. And then the fighting stopped, and my new world started turning.
    ‘You’re not gonna make a habit of it, are you?’
    I turn around in his arms and look at him. And even after a night of almost non-stop sex and very little sleep he’s still painfully handsome. Achingly beautiful. Even with his hair all mussed-up, his impossibly blue eyes and heartbreaking smile make my stomach jolt every time. ‘And I thought you were romantic.’
    ‘What gave you that idea?’ He grins and I laugh and he picks me up and I wrap my legs around him as he carries me back to bed. ‘Did I promise you romance, Ms Blu?’
    He lays me down and lies beside me. ‘You promised me a lot of things.’
    ‘Yeah. I did, didn’t I? In that case, romance could well have been one of ‘em.’
    He grins again, and again I laugh. I’m so ridiculously happy I still can’t believe that just a few weeks ago I was ready to walk away from this. But I didn’t understand what was happening then. Now I know I don’t need to understand it. I just have to live it.
    ‘So, this romance thing. It’s not a deal breaker then?’
    He’s still smiling, and I close my eyes and kiss him, sliding a hand around the back of his neck, pushing him down, and he holds me close, his hand snaking up my thigh underneath the short nightdress I’m wearing.
    ‘I sold myself for ten years, Neal. Romance isn’t something I’ve gotten used to in my life.’
    ‘All the more reason why you should experience some,’ he whispers, and he’s inside me, and I stretch out and arch my back as he makes love to me slowly, the way he’s done every morning since we arrived here. Every morning we make love, during the day we have snatched sex in his office, his car; anywhere we feel brave enough to risk it, and at night we fuck – hard and fast and dirty. At night Kira Hardy goes away and Kira Blu comes out to play. After dark that woman I’d once been – his whore, his plaything – she’s back. But only for him. She only ever comes back for him, now. After dark all inhibitions disappear – the sex becomes darker, lines become blurred; we take on roles the outside world might not want to understand. But we like our sordid, dirty little bubble.
    ‘We really should get some sleep,’ I murmur as he comes inside me, his body barely moving as he lays against me.
    ‘I’m kind of awake now,’ he groans and I wrap my legs around him, keeping him close. I hate it when I can’t feel him next to me; when he isn’t touching me, that’s how bad it’s got. How dangerously obsessed with this man I’ve become. And it scares the hell out of me. I walked out of a life I had total control over into one I have no control over at all. I’m blinded by sex and a love I barely understand, but I don’t want to be anywhere else.
    ‘I’m gonna go grab a quick shower.’ He smiles, and I reluctantly let him go. ‘You gonna join me?’
    I sit up, drawing my knees to my chest. ‘Take this one on your own, handsome. I’ll go make some coffee.’
    He leans back over me and kisses me quickly before he disappears into the bathroom. But it’s a couple of minutes before I make any kind of move, pulling off my nightdress and slipping on one of his shirts, dragging my hair back into a high ponytail.
    I leave the bedroom and head into the vast, open-plan living room. The view over Manhattan from the huge floor-to-ceiling windows that cover one entire side of the room still takes my breath away every time I step in here, especially at this time of day, when it’s only just beginning to get light outside and everything seems slightly ethereal as the city begins to wake up.
    I walk over to the wall of glass, hugging myself as I look out at a view I’d only ever seen before on TV or in movies. And now I’m here, looking out over it for real from Neal’s incredible penthouse apartment in Midtown East Manhattan. Every time I stop and think about it I panic slightly at the realisation of where I am, what I’m now surrounded by; who I’m with. It still doesn’t feel completely real, and I’m still not entirely used to the sudden, drastic change in my life, but I’m getting there. And I know I was right to take this risk. I was right.
    I’m happy.
    I really do think I might be in love.
    And they were two things I never thought I’d be again.


Neal

I position my tie just right and brush down my shirt, smiling at my reflection. I look like one lucky son-of-a-bitch; a man who’s got everything he could fucking wish for, and that’s because I have. I’ve got it all – a career I love, more money than I know what to do with, and the woman of my freaking dreams in my bed, every night.
    I had most of that just a few weeks ago, too. Everything but the woman of my dreams. But back then, despite all the money and the perfect job, I’d felt anything but lucky. I’d felt empty; lonely. Then came Kira Blu. And it was like a light had been switched on somewhere in my dead, cold soul. She gave me back my life.
    I step away from the mirror and lean back against the wall, closing my eyes. Kira Blu. My living, breathing fantasy. By day we work together; by day she’s Kira Hardy – my girlfriend, my beautiful apprentice. But as soon as the sun goes down Kira Blu is back, and she becomes my walking wet dream. We shut out the world and escape into our own – the playroom. We go there, every night, this place where inhibitions cease to exist and fantasies are played out until our bodies can take no more. In the playroom she becomes everything from my submissive whore to a dominant bitch; super-hot schoolgirl whose detention punishment is just plain wrong, and a more-than-willing patient to my dark and dangerous, dirty doctor. We cross lines and we push boundaries. There’s intense pain and indefinable pleasure in our secret sex games and, man, I can’t get enough of them; enough of her. Kira Blu. Before she’d opened those beautiful, crazy-long legs for me just a few weeks ago sex had always been an almost mechanical act for me; a necessity, a need I’d had to fulfil, nothing more. For six years that’s all it had been – emotionless, empty sex with escorts who hadn’t meant a thing. Until Kira happened. And then everything changed. Everything. The future I’d thought I had planned, that’s gone. And I’m looking at a whole other future now. One Kira and I need to live, as the people we’ve become.
    I open my eyes and breathe in deep, sliding my hand into my pocket to touch the set of keys I’ve just put in there. I don’t know how she’s gonna react to what I’m about to tell her, because it’s kinda come from out of nowhere, but, at the same time, I think we’ve been heading towards this ever since we got here, to New York.
    I run my thumb over the cool metal and smile. No. I’m not worried. She’s gonna love the idea, I mean, Jesus! She fucking inspired it! Her, and our playroom.
    That smile’s still on my face as I head into the kitchen, and she’s already in there, singing along to the radio. She’s got her back to me, and I can’t take my eyes off her as she sways her hips in time to the music, and my cock reacts in the only way it knows how to when she’s around.
    I walk up behind her and slide my hands up under her shirt – well, it’s my shirt, really, but it looks way better on her – resting them on her hips.
    ‘You’re wearing panties,’ I murmur quietly as I nuzzle her neck, and I feel her shiver slightly, which only stirs my cock again.
    ‘Yeah. I do that, sometimes.’
    I laugh, resting my mouth against her skin and she shivers again. ‘Take ‘em off, beautiful.’
    She turns around and smiles and I feel my whole world shift further towards that new future I need with this woman.
    ‘I think you need to check your watch, Mr Cannon. You don’t get to tell me what to do until after dark.’
    I jerk my head towards the window, but keep my eyes locked on hers. ‘Sun ain’t completely up yet, darlin’. So take the panties off.’
    Her eyes bore into mine, and we both know exactly what we’re doing now. The game is on. ‘You want them off, you take them off.’
    The corner of my mouth twists up into a smirk before I turn her around and bend her over the countertop, tearing her panties off and spreading her legs. And I take a second to just look at her – her perfect, hard ass; thighs that have held me between them as I’ve fucked her, over and over. But there’s only so long I can hold out here, even though the view is damn freaking hot!
    I pull her upright; back against me, sliding the shirt off, and she’s naked, and I want her so fucking much it still makes my head spin.
    She reaches back and threads her fingers in my hair, throwing her head against my shoulder and I lean in to kiss her neck, breathing her in as my hands cover her tits. Her nipples harden against my palms, and she pushes her ass back into me as she begs me to fuck her. She’s begging me, to fuck her.
    Another day in freaking heaven is about to begin…


 Copyright © Michelle Betham 2015

'Obsession' will be available to pre-order very soon. Watch this space for more news on that.

And don't forget, book #1 in the series - Allure - is available to download right now from Amazon for only 99p/$1.49! Or it's FREE with Kindle Unlimited!


Friday, 27 November 2015

The Forbidden Series Book #3 - Cover and Title Reveal!


Book #1 - Allure - in The Forbidden Series has just been released, and book #2 - Obsession - is due out early 2016. The latter has already had a cover reveal HERE. So now it's time to reveal the cover - and title - for book #3 in my new erotic romance trilogy...

Surrender...






This final book in the trilogy is due for release late Spring 2016. 




Watch this space to find out pre-order details for Obsession, which should, hopefully, be happening soon.

And don't forget, book #1 - Allure - is available to download right now from Amazon! And it's FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited!




Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The Forbidden Series Book #2 - Cover Reveal!


Allure has barely had time to make itself comfortable on those virtual bookshelves before I'm knocking out the cover for book #2 in The Forbidden Series, but, I don't like to hang around, so here it is - the cover for Obsession, the second book in the trilogy.

Hoping to have the book itself up for pre-order before Christmas, with an early 2016 official release date to follow...



Following Neal and Kira's journey into a darker place for both of them, when the world starts to get in the way, how far are they prepared to go to fight for what they really want...?

Obsession - coming early 2016...



And don't forget, book #1 - Allure - is available to download right now from Amazon! FREE with Kindle Unlimited!



Monday, 16 November 2015

Come and join The Forbidden Series Facebook group!


Not satisfied with writing the book, living the lives of Neal Cannon and Kira Blu on a daily basis, and even creating a music playlist to accompany The Forbidden Series, I've now gone and created a Facebook page dedicated solely to my brand new erotic romance trilogy; a place where Neal and Kira's story comes to life through images, excerpts from the books and the music I'm using to help inspire their journey. But it's also a place to chat about the books, the characters, and find out first all the news about the next two novels in the series. 





Anyone is welcome to join, and I'd love to see some of you over there - whether you've read Allure (the first book in the trilogy) or whether you're just curious to see what it's all about. Just click HERE, and I'll make sure you're added to the group. 

In the meantime, here's a little teaser from Allure, featuring the man who, in my eyes, is the perfect Neal Cannon...



Allure... One night can change everything...

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The man behind Neal Cannon...


I think it's fair to say that, as a writer, I spend a lot of my time in a little bubble of make-believe. Which, to be quite honest, is a lovely place to spend my days sometimes. And as a romance writer, especially, using that little bubble of make-believe to create new characters is one of my favourite jobs. But it isn't always an easy one. Sometimes getting that character just right takes a bit of time, but when it came to creating the character of Neal Cannon - the heartbreakingly handsome art dealer in my lastest erotic romance Allure - well, that was easy. My husband and I were talking about the book one night, planning a few things out while an episode of White Collar was playing on the TV, I looked up, and Neal Cannon was born! 


The beautiful Matt Bomer...
Quite honestly, in my opinion, I have never, ever seen a man more beautiful than Matt Bomer. In fact, when I first started watching White Collar I couldn't concentrate on what was going on because I couldn't take my eyes off Matt! The only thing that kept going round in my head was how unbelievably handsome he was. Impossibly handsome, I called him. And I still do. He truly is beautiful. And that's how I'd pictured Neal Cannon in my head when I was creating him - a beautiful man. For my previous few books I'd been writing about bikers with beards and tattoos and a tough-guy attitude for The Lone Riders Series. So this was a bit of a departure in terms of male characters. He had to be right. And thanks to some really quite nice Bomer inspiration, I think I've got Neal Cannon just how I wanted him. He had to be handsome. He had to be the kind of man women want to spend time with - the kind of man women want to sleep with, Allure is an erotic romance after all! Neal Cannon had to be a fantasy man for the people who take the time to read his and Kira's story. You could say he's my own Christian Grey. My hot and handsome creation. And I really, really like him!! 


So, if you decide you want to check Allure out (and you can read the first two chapters for FREE right HERE), just remember who inspired Neal Cannon - an enigmatic man, a mysterious man; a man so hot he can make your knees go weak at fifty paces!! And that goes for Mr Bomer as well as Mr Cannon... 





Allure is available to download now. And it's FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited!




Friday, 6 November 2015

Music from #TheForbiddenSeries playlist. Toni Braxton - You're Makin' Me High


Another track from The Forbidden Series Playlist - the music behind my brand new erotic romance series of books. Allure - book #1 in the trilogy - is out and available to download now. Obsession will follow in early 2016 with Release, the final book, out in the Spring.

And today's track from that playlist is Toni Braxton's 'You're Makin' Me High. It's a sexy song, and these are pretty sexy books. Enough said. 

The complete playlist can be found HERE on Spotify.



And a little reaser from 'Allure' ...





Allure is available to download now from Amazon.



Wednesday, 4 November 2015

'Allure' - Hotter than Fifty Shades of Grey? You bet your ass it is...

Am I jumping on a bit of a bandwagon here? Of course I am! Am I the only one? Christ, no! Let's face it, sex sells. Always has done, always will do. And anyway, as far as the Fifty Shades... bandwagon is concerned I think I'm pretty late to the party. 

So, is Allure - the first book in my brand new erotic romance trilogy, The Forbidden Series - really hotter than Fifty Shades of Grey? Or am I just spinning a line to try and gain interest? Actually, I think I'm being honest. I've read Fifty Shades..., and I do think Allure is hotter. But it isn't just the sex, although, that is BURNING! The story - the reasons why the characters of Neal Cannon and Kira Blu come together in the way that they do; the reason why their connection is so powerful, right from the start - it's a beautiful love story wrapped around everything else that's going on. To quote what one reviewer said about the book... 

"The encounter between an escort and a businessman has connotations of ‘Pretty Woman’, but this story goes deeper into the emotional turmoil Kira and Neal experience..." 


So, the story goes beyond sex, although, sex actually plays a very big part in both Neal and Kira's back storys. 

Allure is a dark love story. An unconventional one, full of emotion and heartbreak and sex so hot it burns the page! It's a powerful yet simple story of two damaged people who are struggling to come to terms with pasts they've tried to forget, and a future they're scared to face... And yes, it IS hotter than Fifty Shades... Damn right it's hotter!!

Allure is available to download now from Amazon. And it's FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited!





Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Release Day is here for 'Allure' - Book #1 in The Forbidden Series.


Allure - Book #1 in a brand new erotic romance trilogy, The Forbidden Series.

Available to download now from Amazon!






Neal Cannon is a wealthy, enigmatic Manhattan art dealer. Highly successful and heartbreakingly handsome he’s a man who could have any woman he wants. But he doesn’t do relationships. He doesn’t want commitment, of any kind. Instead, he seeks the no-strings-attached company of high-class escorts – faceless women, emotionless sex.
But the one rule Neal Cannon has given himself is that he never uses the same escort twice. And for over six years he’s played by his own self-enforced rule.

Until he books Kira Blu…

Kira has played the escort game for over ten years. She knows the world and the men who frequent it inside out. She plays the game, and she plays it well. She’s beautiful, popular, and in total control of the life she’s created for herself.

Until Neal Cannon walks into it…

Kira Blu has never stayed the night with a client.
Neal Cannon has never wanted to see the same escort twice.
But one night is all it takes, to change everything…

One night is all it takes to force both Neal and Kira to confront the things that have turned them into the people they’ve become – things they’ve refused to face up to for a long time.

There’s a reason why he became cold and closed off to any emotion.
There’s a reason why she became a woman who’s paid to fulfil men’s fantasies.

Neal Cannon and Kira Blu – two damaged people struggling to come to terms with pasts they’ve tried to forget, and a future they’re scared to think about…



Forget Christian Grey, Mr Cannon wants to play...

Allure - out now! 


FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Music, Matt Bomer, and a brand new synopsis... 'Allure' release day is almost here!


With just one more day to go until Allure - book #1 in The Forbidden Series - hits those virtual bookshelves, I thought I'd just do one more little pre-release post.

So, with less than 24 hours to go before release day is here, why not check out the brand new synopsis for the book (so new that I can't even officially change it on Amazon until the book has been released tomorrow!), see once again who inspired the character of Neal Cannon in my new burning HOT trilogy, and maybe even listen to a few of the songs that are helping me write these books...

Book Blurb


Neal Cannon is a wealthy, enigmatic Manhattan art dealer. Highly successful and heartbreakingly handsome he’s a man who could have any woman he wants. But he doesn’t do relationships. He doesn’t want commitment, of any kind. Instead, he seeks the no-strings-attached company of high-class escorts – faceless women, emotionless sex.
But the one rule Neal Cannon has given himself is that he never uses the same escort twice. And for over six years he’s played by his own self-enforced rule.

Until he books Kira Blu…

Kira has played the escort game for over ten years. She knows the world and the men who frequent it inside out. She plays the game, and she plays it well. She’s beautiful, popular, and in total control of the life she’s created for herself.

Until Neal Cannon walks into it…

Kira Blu has never stayed the night with a client.
Neal Cannon has never wanted to see the same escort twice.
But one night is all it takes, to change everything…

One night is all it takes to force both Neal and Kira to confront the things that have turned them into the people they’ve become – things they’ve refused to face up to for a long time.

There’s a reason why he became cold and closed off to any emotion.
There’s a reason why she became a woman who’s paid to fulfil men’s fantasies.

Neal Cannon and Kira Blu – two damaged people struggling to come to terms with pasts they’ve tried to forget, and a future they’re scared to think about…


The man who inspired Neal Cannon...

When me and my husband were talking about the concept of Allure, we were actually watching an episode of White Collar, and all I remember is glancing up at the TV, looking at the beautiful Matt Bomer, and Neal Cannon was born! The piercing blue eyes, a heartbreakingly handsome face... how could that not inspire? So, yeah, Matt Bomer is my muse for the character of Neal Cannon in The Forbidden Series.

The music behind the trilogy...


I've created a special playlist of music to go with The Forbidden Series, and that playlist can be found HERE on Spotify.





Allure - book #1 in The Forbidden Series - is released tomorrow, November 3rd, and it's available to pre-order right now on Amazon! It'll also be FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited






Thursday, 29 October 2015

Forget Christian Grey, Mr Cannon wants to play... 'Allure' release day is almost here...






Book #1 in a brand new erotic romance trilogy. 




Games are played, lines are crossed.
And one night is all it takes...


... to change both their lives.


'Allure'

Released November 3rd. Available to pre-order now!
Amazon.com.au / Amazon.de


Check out the first two chapters, for free, HERE.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Music from #TheForbiddenSeries playlist. Madonna - Justify My Love


The track I'm featuring from the Forbidden Series playlist today is Madonna's 'Justify My Love'. Why? There's a lot of sex in Allure. And sometimes that sex gets a little, well, different. And this song is kind of all about that... and it just suits the mood of the book...





And today's teaser...





Allure is released November 3rd.

It's available to pre-order now on Amazon.