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Fun One-Liners

Today I have a great group of authors visiting with some of their best one-liners from their books. Participants include Allie Quinn, Bobbi Romans, Brynley Bush, Cailin Briste, Cara Bristol, Cynthia Sax, Errin Stevens, Eva Lefoy, Gail Koger, Haley Whitehall, Jeanne St. James, Jessica E. Subject, Jocelyn Dex, K.T. Black, Laurel Richards, Lisa M. Owens, Louisa Kelley, Marianne Rice, Megan Slayer, Pamela Moran, Pippa Jay, Shiloh Saddler, Sotia Lazu, Stephanie Lake, Susanna Eastman, Tami Lund, Tara Quan, TD Hassett, and Wendi Zwaduk. Plus I’m sharing a couple lines of my own. Thank you to all the authors who joined in. Now read on for fun one-liners that will make you smile, blush, and add to your TBR list.


Enormous frost bears didn’t turn into gorgeous, naked men. Pleasure Season by Allie Ritch


“Sex magic, good for everything.” Nareen of the Draca by Louisa Kelley


“No, I do bite, but only if you want me to.” Together In Cedarwood by Megan Slayer


What she saw below his belt… Mmm, some things just couldn’t be tucked away and hidden. Shane: Marshal of Tallav by Cailin Briste


“You know what you need, don’t you? You need to get laid.” If Only… by Lisa M. Owens *See Lisa’s guest post for more about If Only…


“What kind of sex do you like?” His voice sounded low and gruff to his own ears.

“The kind when I get to come.” Double Dare by Jeanne St. James


“She breathed in the increasing smell of smoke and tried not to think of sex.” Lydia and the Draca by Louisa Kelley


“Wow. It really was an orgy.” Updrift by Errin Stevens


“Men retain words better when they read them on boobs. I hear that’s how Dickens got started.” Hard Wolf Cafe (Sexy to Go Valentine’s Day edition) by Eva Lefoy


“Do my breasts feel the same as a New Earthling woman’s?” Alien Sex 101: Xindra and Quinn by Allie Ritch


“The neighbors probably wouldn’t look twice at a woman dressed as a fairy queen walking up and down their sidewalks at six o’clock in the morning.” Unbidden Dragon by Louisa Kelley


“Why did you carve your tree into a giant phallus?” The Clam Festival Murders by Laurel Richards


Then a man slid into her booth, put one arm around her shoulder and ran his other hand up her thigh while whispering desperately in her ear, “Please. Pretend you know me for the next five minutes.” Quickshot by Pippa Jay


“Hey, for all I know, you’re in some kind of kinky cult that requires members to, well, what are you supposed to do with my semen?” Araya’s Addiction by Jocelyn Dex


I will not google him, I will not google him. Isabel’s Awakening by TD Hassett *learn more about Isabel’s Awakening in this guest post


“Baby, you are the sexiest cat burglar I’ve ever seen.” The Fish Fry Fiasco by Laurel Richards


“Little circles. I like little circles.” Timeless Heat by Susanna Eastman (Coming soon)


“What a ride, you fantastic beast!” Cara and the Draca by Louisa Kelley


“Wow.” Her milk chocolate eyes darkened, and he imagined what they’d look like when he touched more than just her lips. Sweet on You by Marianne Rice


“Does your husband know of your propensity to taste other men’s lips?” His Second Chance (Second Chance Series 1) by Stephanie Lake


“Kiss me, and I’ll forgive you.” Submissive on Display by Tara Quan


“I told you to call me Dylan. But, it does kind of turn me on to hear you say, Mr. Holt.” His tone was suggestive, full of naughty implications. The Assistant: Afternoon Delights Collection by K.T. Black


He would spank her over this. And it wouldn’t be a pretty-please-spank-me-again-it-hurts-so-good kind of paddling. But a wailing-begging-sleep-on-her-stomach-afterwards spanking. Domestic Discipline by Cara Bristol (Release date: 9/6/2016)


Typical men, she thought. Give them food or sex and they’re happy. Pussy or cookies, just put them on a plate. Brothers in Blue: Max by Jeanne St. James (Release date: 9/27/2016)


And I was fighting to keep my anger in check. What I really wanted to do was to dip his dick in honey and cover it with an army of hungry fire ants. Or pull a Lorena Bobbitt and slice the son of a bitch off. What If… by Lisa M. Owens


Who knew a Coletti Warlord would think being zapped with a cattle prod was foreplay? Reality Bites by Gail Koger


“I’ve endured worse abuse from less beautiful beings.” Chasing Mayhem by Cynthia Sax


“Prince Charming is from a fairy tale, not a romance novel, but not to worry, charming you’re not.” Wulf and the Bounty Hunter by Gail Koger (Release Date: 10/18/2016)


“You’re more honest right after you come.” Submissive on the Run by Tara Quan


“You seem agitated. Too much so for the pink fortress to have been attacked last night.”

“I don’t even know what you’re saying, but I know you’re talking about sex.” — Mirror, Mirror by Tami Lund (Release date: 9/28/2016; advanced copies available FREE)


“You don’t have to court a shady lady, Dr. Steere.” She eased off his lap, flashed him a saucy smile, and took him by the hand, pulling him out of the chair. “I’ll show you to the bedroom.” Wild and Tender Care by Haley Whitehall


“Duh, I’m vanilla, not stupid.” Inhibition-X by Bobbi Romans


He’d had his share of fun and sowed plenty of wild oats, but he knew where he wanted to land and who he wanted in his bed—her. Between Us by Wendi Zwaduk


She stumbled, her legs going limp and collapsing beneath her as she struggled to latch onto the nearest armrest for support. But what she found instead was a solid muscled chest…DAMAGED by Lisa M. Owens


James complied, flashing him a cocky smile. “Guess I’ll hook my suspenders then. Make sure the shirt stays in place.” Labors of Love: Complete Box Set by Shiloh Saddler


“The first time I saw this scene… well, it was so sweetly erotic, I couldn’t sleep for three days.” — Breakwater by Errin Stevens (Release Date: 11/2016)


“I was unwed, and you weren’t of royal blood, weren’t anyone my parents would even consider marrying me off to.”  BRYCE (Galactic Defenders book one) by Jessica E. Subject *learn more about BRYCE in this guest post


Wrong man, Sure as hell the wrong time. Darkwater Echoes (PSI Sentinels: Darkwater Guardians) by Pamela Moran


Your disguise is very effective, little one, I shall enjoy discovering what is beneath it. Vexing Voss by Gail Koger


She wanted another man? The problem was the other man she wanted was also me. A Touch of Lavender by Allie Quinn


It’s a slow, deep kiss, the kind that reminds a woman that a man knows the secrets of her soul and plans to exploit them all, one by one. The Power Games by Brynley Bush


“He did not have a prissy official’s hands, nor an ambassador’s, but a fighter’s. Scarred, callused, rough. With those hands, he’d keep her safe.” Captured by the Cyborg by Cara Bristol


The lift of her lips matched the chill in her eyes. “Like you believe in prophecy.” Gavin’s Woman (A PSI Sentinel Novella) by Pamela Moran


I was alone with the kitchen with two men I was incredibly drawn to—whom I loved—and we had to discuss the possibility of me having sex with one while the other watched, so I could cut all ties to the former and maybe spend my human years with the latter. Just your usual Tuesday. Cherry Pie (Vampire Cherry, #3) by Sotia Lazu (Release date: 10/31/2016)


That initial reaction to seeing Gabe Nicholetti, the Harbinger of Death, sitting and waiting — who was going to die? Blind Sight (PSI Sentinels: Guardians of the Psychic Realm, Book 2) by Pamela Moran


Moving up behind Chandler, Alex leaned forward until they were almost touching. She put her mouth close to Chandler’s right ear. “Do I make you nervous?” Wicked Magic: Spellbound Book 1 by K.T. Black


He could class himself as drop dead gorgeous and appreciate the utter literal nature of the phrase. No Angel by Pippa Jay


“If I really am dead, then someone must have killed me.” Stolen Spirit (PSI Sentinels: Guardians of the Psychic Realm, Book 1) by Pamela Moran


I wouldn’t feel half-crazy if I could actually see the ghost. If he really was eye candy, why not show himself to me? Caged Bird by Haley Whitehall


Invisible, she swirled upward, into the low hanging clouds, wrapped her essence in the moisture, pulled it into her being, then plunged into the ocean as a torrent of sudden rain beat down onto the sand and water in an unleashed assault of bent up frustration. Elemental Curse: Water House (Sexy To Go Paranormal Edition) by Pamela Moran


Somewhere, lurking among the ordinary humans, there was another Elemental in the crowd. In Her Element by Laurel Richards (Release date: 9/1/2016)


“What are you, Sebastian?” A fine tremor shook her, trembled along the edge of her soft voice. Elsie’s Secret (A PSI Sentinel Novella) by Pamela Moran


“No, but I haven’t wanted to get my opponent naked before.” Someone Like Him by Susanna Eastman


“Someone’s gotta see what that hunk of a man tastes like.” The Sinful Chocolatier by Bobbi Romans


Her words tempted his desire to ask for a deeper connection than a dollar of his time. Midnight Caller by Haley Whitehall


He longed to feel the captain’s bare skin against his, though the thought scared him—had scared him since the first day on the beach. Saltwater Lover by Shiloh Saddler


“People don’t belong in oceans. That’s why God invented swimming pools.” — Outrush by Errin Stevens (WIP)


“How awful if we had to do this, and it meant nothing.” Captive Heat by Susanna Eastman



Want more one-liners? Check out these past posts:


One-liners (Part 1) https://allieritch.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/one-liners-part-1/

One-liners (Part 2) https://allieritch.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/one-liners-part-2/

Hooked on One-Liners – Part 1 https://allieritch.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/hooked-on-one-liners-part-1/

Hooked on One-Liners – Part 2 https://allieritch.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/hooked-on-one-liners-part-2/

Fall In Love with One-Liners https://allieritch.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/fall-in-love-with-one-liners/

Halloween One-Liners https://allieritch.wordpress.com/2015/10/03/halloween-one-liners/


Halloween One-Liners

Halloween pumpkinOctober is the month for ghosts, ghouls, vampires, werewolves, witches, and the like. I thought I’d kick things off with this fun post of one-liners by this great group of paranormal romance authors.



Brasen smiled, showing a glimpse of fangs. “Were you coming to see me?” Vampire Territory 3: After Hours by Allie Ritch

“I’m a maid, accountant, and shape-shifting witch with a clueless boss and very meddlesome sister.” Flirting with Fire by Tara Quan

Fay stepped into the moonlight. “Get your foggy mitts off my man, you … you … sex-soaked spirit!” Did the forest sprite understand English? A Bird in Vein by Mahlee Ashwynne

“It’s not every day you find out you’re a werewolf.” Wild Side by Laurel Richards

There’s real magic in the world, and there’s false magic, and it takes a genie private eye – Biff Andromeda – to know the difference. Genie for Hire: A Biff Andromeda Mystery by Neil Plakcy

“I’m in damn good condition…for a corpse.” Restless In Peaceville by Pippa Jay

Finding out werewolves lived nearby and that one of them was especially fine gave her happy goose bumps one minute and knots in her stomach the next. Sins of Long Ago by Naomi Bellina

“There’s no such thing as a love spell. Love is too powerful to be magically manipulated. Lust, on the hand, is different.” Wicked Magic: Spellbound Book 1 by K.T. Black

“Hodge, get in here now or I swear I’ll put an itching hex on you that’ll last a century!” Hallow’s Eve by Pippa Jay

“You know you’re not supposed to fly in the house.” Cosmic Desires (Phoenix Spanked) by Jessica E. Subject

“Merlin dropped onto one of the velvet couches and traded looks with Vlad. “Hang on. So you live in a world with the dead walking around doing their jobs every day, but your mind is blown over a wizard and a vampire? Oh, honey.” Pride & Justice by Clancy Nacht

“Of course. A labyrinth needed its monster.” Immortal Sins by Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid

Mary reached up and covered her eyes. There was definitely not a giant cat sitting near her, and it definitely hadn’t winked at her. Punished by Samantha Stone

“Don’t. Ever. Run. From. A. Tiger.” White Tiger Lover by Melisse Aires

“More,” Aiden demanded. “You said you were a monster. Prove it. Show me your wild side.” Half Soul by Shiloh Saddler

“I’d really like to continue what I hope was about to happen before she interrupted. Are you free after the coven meeting?” All’s Fair: Love & Warlocks, from the Bewitching Desires Anthology by Tami Lund

“I don’t care,” the monster breathed. “I want a lover with a cock.” — Dominated by his Monster by Eva Lefoy

“Dude, please put on a pair of pants or something, I love you and all, but I can’t take you seriously with sir F***s-a-lot waving a sword at me.” Soul Tie Seduction by K.D. Friedrich

“Take me,” he told the earth, all hope lost. “Take me.” — Darkest Flowers by Eva Lefoy

“You don’t have to worry about me, Red. Until you’re in fighting shape, I promise to be a perfect gentleman.” Catching Red by Tara Quan

He became a frightening mountain of muscle and fangs and claws—so big he cast a shadow over his opponent. — “Breeding Season” by Allie Ritch in Children of Nanook Boxed Set

Shifty Characters

Followers of my blog know I love a good one-liner. Since my shifter romance, Tribal Shift, released the same month as Halloween, I thought I’d pay special tribute to those characters who unleash their wild side. Whether they’re chatty cat shifters, murmuring mermen, or howling werewolves, shifters have something to say. Please welcome all the fantastic authors who have joined in this post to share these great shifter one-liners. Thanks, everybody!


Her body warmed at the thought of Galen’s tenderness as he taught her to shift and embrace her future as Skinwalker Chieftess of their tribe.

– Lexia Torrance from A Skinwalker’s Legacy by Shae Wynters


 “I saw you run through the tall grass on four legs, and I’ve never seen a more beautiful caracal.”

– Rasik in Tribal Shift by Allie Ritch


“I’m still a normal guy, Mace, just a bit hairier at times.”

– Hal Sparks from Some Kind of Trouble by Christy Gissendaner


The bond allowed only one form at a time. Since they were in Kheladin’s body, he still had the upper hand; the dragon didn’t think Lachlan was strong enough to force a shift without his help. There’d been a time when he could have but not now.

– Kheladin (the dragon part of a dragon shifter combo of Lachlan and him) from To Love a Highland Dragon by Ann Gimpel


“If you had marked her, I would have killed you.”

“You would have tried.”

– Gao (werewolf) and David from Dragon Moon by Nulli Para Ora


“I mean it. Swear to me. You said you’d protect me. If you care for me at all, if you love me even a little, please. Swear you’ll keep me from him, even if you have to kill me to do it.”

– Ashland from Werewolf Fight League: Ashland (Coming out Nov 19 from Loose Id) by Lynn Lorenz


“The Lycans are the future of Skinwalkers.”

– Prince Damien from A Skinwalker’s Legacy by Shae Wynters


Kneeling beside the skeletal remains of his wife and child, Ash dusted his hands in the soil around the bones and rubbed the precious dirt over his face and chest in renewed mourning.

– Ashkewheteasu (the ancient Native American shape-shifting shaman) in The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo by Rose Anderson


If Jenna MacLeod cried seven tears into the sea with Alex nearby, it was a binding contract of love or obsession — lasting love if he could win her heart, obsession and eventual suicide if he couldn’t.

– Alexander MacCodrum the Selkie from Enchanted Skye by Rose Anderson


“They fell in love and in spite of the tension from both Skinwalker and Sith races, they consummated their union and I then came along.”

– Galen Cortes from A Skinwalker’s Legacy by Shae Wynters


“You’re not too old for me to grab by the scruff of the neck, you know.”

Taj in Tribal Shift by Allie Ritch


“Ready to meet my folks?”

– Duke Stevens from Second Moon by Theodora Lane


“Answer me or I will f#@! you until next hibernation!”

– Joseph (bear shifter) from “Still the One” in Beneath a Spring Moon anthology by Nulli Para Ora


“You want to mate with me?”

– Shila (Child of Nanook, a frost bear shifter) from Mating Season by Allie Ritch


“We can’t do that; it’s depraved!”

“Everything I want to do to you is depraved.”

– Tarial (dragon shifter) and Lohin from Dragon Revealed by Nulli Para Ora


“Your mother should have taught you not to be a peeping tomcat.”

– Kalya (omnimorph) in Tribal Shift by Allie Ritch


“You want me to hunt you, my little tigress.”

– Nate (lion shifter) from “The Ties That Bind” in the Harvest Moon anthology by Nulli Para Ora


“Never pull a lion’s tail, little cat.”

– Asad (lion shifter) in Tribal Shift by Allie Ritch


“Don’t think I can’t smell you, little owl. I smell every last, precious drop.”

– Soren Snow (bear shifter and famous percussionist) from Predator’s Serenade, Gemini Island Shifters book 2, by Rosanna Leo


His scent was incredible! He smelled of the forest and mountains, of man and musk and rainbows bouncing off the snow. She breathed him in until her chest felt tight and still couldn’t get enough.

– Miksa (Child of Nanook, a frost bear shifter) from In Season by Allie Ritch

Hooked on One-Liners – Part 2

“You know what you need, don’t you? You need to get laid.”

If Only by Lisa M. Owens

“I’m on fire, honey—it’s not going to be long the first time.” The blasted belt finally unbuckled. “Second one will be better, third will be a nice, slow one.”

White Wolf by Jianne Carlo

“You always have such big orgasms when I take away your control.”

Husbandry by Allie Ritch

Her boobs always captured a man’s attention; if she had a nickel for the number of times a guy spoke to her chest instead of her eyes, well, she’d be writing full-time instead of editing.

Sinner, Hades Squad Book #1 by Jianne Carlo

What in the world had possessed her to choose a tube top as her emergency clothing?

A Hot Mess by Christy Gissendaner

Okay, so he’d copped a bird’s eye view, but she couldn’t change that, so she’d just have to brazen it out.

Desire Unleashed by Layne Macadam

She spun, surprised out of her funk. And stopped dead. “Tim?” Moira stared at the tall, rangy man with long, white-blond hair and ice-blue eyes.

Destiny’s Shadow by Ann Gimpel

Before he left the room he also felt his heart crack into a thousand pieces at her feet, and he heard his own sigh as he prayed that she would pick them all up and put him back together again.

Retrieval, The GenTech Chronicles, Book 1 by Lea Griffith

“I was weak, arrogant, and threatened, and I answered the threat with a gun.”

—  Cracked, the Ushers Book Three by Vanessa North

“You just saved my life, and all you want to do is die?”

Moro’s Price by M.C. Hana

“I have to say to you, Libby, on just a three-minute exposure to the shop and its contents, for the sake of your health and happiness, the last thing you should do right now is strip the shop and continue to be in or even visit that building.”

Your Heart My Soul by Daisy Banks

Elizabeth Hall leaned over the rail of the steamship Orion, straining to catch her first glimpse of the port, La Gauira. It had been a long tiresome journey from England.

— A Tropical Affair by Pauline Saull

“He and a bunch of other guys were driving a pink convertible down Kalakaua Avenue, shouting derogatory comments and spraying water guns at a Boy Scout march.”

Natural Predators: A Mahu Investigation by Neil S. Plakcy

“I will not watch you march off to war without knowing what it is like to be with you.”

The Princes Knighted by Robin Danner

She wanted to ask him why he was in a military prison, but then she would feel obligated to speak about her own imprisonment, and she wasn’t eager to do so.

Alien Blood by Melisse Aires

“Shit. That was zombie hair, wasn’t it?” A shudder ran down his spine.

Tower in the Woods by Tara Quan

“This is not South Carolina where gay men pretend they’re ‘just not the marrying kind.’”

Hearts and Flour by Tara Lain

I’m a sucker for a guy with a guitar and a hot ass.

Believe by Megan Slayer

Hooked on One-Liners – Part 1

One-liners hook your attention, pique your interest, and lure you into reading more. Some of the catchy ones stay with you long after you’ve read them. (Jianne Carlo’s “…sure as a hen dips snuff, I do the dirty with my hat on…” from Notorious in Nice comes to mind.)

This month, I’ve gathered together lines from a fabulous group of authors who write everything from SFR to m/m contemporary romance and just about everything in between. Some will make you smile, while others will make you lick your lips. I’ve also included a couple of lines from my erotic sci-fi ménage romance, Husbandry, to celebrate its upcoming release on March 26.



If the bulge in his blue jeans was anything to go by, the suspense was getting to him too.

 — Husbandry by Allie Ritch

The man who brought her in, walked her around the bed, as if presenting her to the various people watching.

The Rebound by Emilia Mancini

“Do be romantic and tie me to the posts and cut off my clothes.”

Earthly Desires by Leta Blake and Keira Andrews

She wanted to touch him, to dig her nails into his back, to suck at his lips, to bury her face against his throat, but she could only hang there, helpless and restrained, and take whatever was given her.

Dark Paradise (Paradise series, Book 1) by Cassidy Hunter

“This is what you didn’t specify—clothing, position, restraints.” Devil checked his watch. “Forty-five seconds have elapsed—I can keep you here as long as I want until I come in your mouth, latex covered as specified.”

Devil, Hades Squad Book #3 by Jianne Carlo

“Tonight I will show you all the different uses for whipped-cream filling, and I promise, you will be quite satisfied when I’m done.”

Sweet Cravings by Eva Lefoy

Fae cum didn’t taste of pixie sticks; that was for sure.

Close Quarter by Anna Zabo

“Goal: five orgasms. Strategy: make you beg for each and every one.”

Demon, Hades Squad Book #4 by Jianne Carlo

“The first time she’d done something spur-of-the-moment, and she’d ended up being fingerf**ked by an extraterrestrial.”

Satin Sheets in Space by Jessica E. Subject

Cassie was flooded with tenderness for Kyla, who would not be cheated of her orgasm, and for Jordan, who was so intent on satisfying both of them.

His and Hers and Hers by Nona Raines

“And here I thought you’d say you’d take me in because then you’d have 24-7 access to my slave labor and hot body.”

Somewhere I Belong by Wendi Zwaduk

He reached down between their bodies and squeezed Rion’s cock. “If I’m so unclean, why do I make you hard?”

Ascending Hearts by Keira Andrews & Leta Blake

“Circumspection? Isn’t that what happens to the men in Baleg village?”

Initiate by Nulli Para Ora

Her smile came like sunrise, golden and warming.

Keir by Pippa Jay

“I hope you don’t expect me to pop out babies like that… I have a uterus, not a clown car.

Dragon Moon, Book 1 by Nulli Para Ora

“I don’t want your friendship—that involves emotions. Now, there is an arrangement I might go for—the kind that involves a certain type of buddy.”

Alpha Me Not, White Wolf #3 by Jianne Carlo

Sex I was good at, but dating?

Just Perfect by Rowan McBride

“Love,” he gasped. “Sweetheart, I don’t do love. I do women, preferably in groups of three or four.”

Sweet Hell by Rosanna Leo

One-liners (Part 2)

Can’t get enough? Welcome back for the rest of the one-liners from some of your favorite authors.

“Pray my lord have a care for our audience and greet my face, not my bosom.” – The Peacemaker by Jianne Carlo

Website: http://www.jiannecarlo.com

“The bottomless pit he’d been expecting to open up at any moment and swallow him whole finally made its appearance.” – The Ice Prince by Jessica Freely

Website: http://www.jessicafreely.com

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/g-k/jessica-freely/the-ice-prince.html

“And I’ll bet when the midwife slapped your butt, you charged her with assault and battery.” – Liar’s Waltz by Becky Black

Website: http://beckyblack.wordpress.com/

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/a-f/becky-black/liar-s-waltz.html

“It would be if it wasn’t the famous Owen Quinlan remedy for punching a woman in the nose and having her collapse on the living room floor.” – The Dance by Kaye Spencer

Website: http://www.kayespencer.com

“Know you how long it takes to thread a needle?” – The Dragon Slayer by Jianne Carlo

Website: http://www.jiannecarlo.com

“Being trapped in a lamp for twenty years at a time wasn’t as unpleasant as it sounded.” – Dragon Food by Emily Carrington

Website: http://www.emilycarrington.com

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/a-f/emily-carrington/dragon-food.html

“Leaping out of the maelstrom of churning black clouds, gray ghost cowboys came riding hard and fast after the phantom herd on wild‐eyed, fire-snorting horses.” – Gunslingers & Ghostriders by Kaye Spencer writing as A.L. Debran

Website: http://www.kayespencer.com

“Might be I don’t fool around with my boots on, but sure as a hen dips snuff, I do the dirty with my hat on my head.” – Harrison Indiana Ford in Notorious in Nice by Jianne Carlo

Website: http://www.jiannecarlo.com

“Reloading with each descending step and disregarding the horrified stare of the clerk, Beau slapped the door open and mounted his horse.” – Lonely Places by Kaye Spencer writing as A.L. Debran

Website: http://www.kayespencer.com

“The genie rode with one forearm cocked on the door and his lamp dangling from the rearview mirror.” – Dragon Fire by Emily Carrington

Website: http://www.emilycarrington.com

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/a-f/emily-carrington/dragon-in-training-2-dragon-fire.html

“She wanted it so badly; wanted to reach out and grab her heart’s desire, but she was so very frightened to.” – Head Games by Cassandra Carr

Website: http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com

Buy link: http://www.bookstrand.com/head-games

“The languid cadence of her cotton-soft southern drawl wafted in the air, embracing him with bittersweet memories of their last night together and the ring he hadn’t put on her finger.” – Gambling with Love by Kaye Spencer

Website: http://www.kayespencer.com

“All the trials and problems and joys and ecstasy that married people shared, he got to have.” – Golden Dancer by Tara Lain

Website: http://www.taralain.com

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Dancer-Dangerous-Dancers-Book-ebook/dp/B01DM27HGM/

“So this was what it felt like to have a soul. It was nice.” – Amaranth and Ash by Jessica Freely

Website: http://www.jessicafreely.com

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Amaranth-Ash-Jessica-Freely/dp/1607377411/

“Looking up into the beautiful blue and green eyes that she’d left everything for, she smiled. ‘Yes, my darlings. We are and always will be a package deal.'” – Genetic Attraction by Tara Lain

Website: http://www.taralain.com

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Genetic-Attraction-Tara-Lain/dp/1623001404/

Thank you to all of the guest authors who participated in the one-liner blogs. I hope everyone had as much fun reading these as I did.

One-liners (Part 1)

We’ve all read them: those lines in a book that pop out at you and stick in your memory long after the last page. Some make you laugh; others make you think. Oh yes, and a few make you blush, too.

For this post, I’ve collected some of the best one-liners from a fabulous group of guest authors. I’ve also thrown in a line of my own from Switching Positions that others have told me they especially enjoyed. I hope you have as much fun reading these as I have.

 (Warning: this post contains content of a sexually graphic nature. Not appropriate for minors, so run along kiddies. The rest of you, read on!)


“Before she could protest, he slid down her body and pressed his mouth to her lips, and he didn’t aim for the astonished ones on her face.” – Switching Positions by Allie Ritch

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Switching-Positions-Allie-Ritch-ebook/dp/B01C55XURC/

“I’ll let you in on a secret — my favorite champagne glass is the one between your thighs, the finest crystal in the world.” – Manacled in Monaco by Jianne Carlo

Website: http://www.jiannecarlo.com

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Manhandled-Wind-Dancer-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01836GW5O/

“The way she saw it, she had three choices: disappear and never see him again, convince him she has a biting fetish, or tell him the truth.” – In the Cards, The Vampire Oracle: Life by Kaye Spencer writing as A.L. Debran

Website: http://www.kayespencer.com

Buy link: http://www.cobblestone-press.com/catalog/books/life.htm

“The air grew stifling, the world shrank inward, her eyes widening, nostrils flaring—it was as if he possessed a net of seduction, as if lust was a tangible thing, drifting through the air and laying heated atoms of itself upon her body, her skin, her lips, her groin.” – Three Days of Dominance by Cari Silverwood

Website: http://www.carisilverwood.net

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Three-Days-Dominance-Cari-Silverwood/dp/1515081370/

“And have you heard the word ‘f**k’ before?” – White Wolf by Jianne Carlo

Website: http://www.jiannecarlo.com/

“I’m gonna make you scream so loud and for so long you’re going to be hoarse for days, and I’m gonna keep at it until you pass out.” – Talk to Me by Cassandra Carr

Website: http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Talk-Me-Cassandra-Carr-ebook/dp/B016NVQJ1I/

“It was the first performance of the Pageant of the Masters in which the statue of David featured a perfect hand print on his ass.” – Volley Balls by Tara Lain

Website: http://www.taralain.com

“I counted three vibrators on that kitchen counter, one Deep Throat DVD, the whole Debbie Does Dallas collection, and Candy Stripers. Tell me, Ms. Parker, exactly what were your plans for this cabin?” – A Paratrooper in a Pear Tree by Jianne Carlo

Website: http://www.jiannecarlo.com/

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Sinner-Hades-Squad-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00SAVCYZK/

“That he liked her strength was somehow…intoxicating, because already, she liked the idea of surrendering.” – Iron Dominance by Cari Silverwood

Website: http://www.carisilverwood.net

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Iron-Dominance-Steamwork-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B0141TS3DG/

“As he gasped and writhed under the Green Man’s touch, Scarlet’s beautiful features flowed from one exquisite expression of pained pleasure to another.” – Bound for the Forest by Kay Berrisford

Website: http://kayberrisford.com/2011/04/10/about-bound-to-the-forest/

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/g-k/kay-berrisford/the-greenwood-bound-for-the-forest.html

“The most beautiful man in the world sucked your f***ing cock?…Baby, that doesn’t make you gay, it just means you’re smart.” – The Scientist and the Supermodel by Tara Lain

Website: http://www.taralain.com

“If you start making double entendres about sausages, I’m leaving.” – Liar’s Waltz by Becky Black

Website: http://beckyblack.wordpress.com/

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/a-f/becky-black/liar-s-waltz.html

“You’re sex on wheels, Shoe. I pop a boner at the sight of your left eyebrow.” – Broken by Jessica Freely

Website: http://jessicafreely.com

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/g-k/jessica-freely/broken.html

“He quickly found it was impossible to feel righteously indignant while he had an erection.” – Stowaway by Becky Black

Website: http://beckyblack.wordpress.com/

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/a-f/becky-black/stowaway.html

“You named your…” Her gaze swept between their bodies to the bulge at his crotch. “St. Pete? Pourquoi St. Pete?” – Carnal in Cannes by Jianne Carlo

Website: http://www.jiannecarlo.com/

One-liners definitely make for great hooks. They’re like amuse-bouches for the imagination. I don’t know about you, but I found these lines definitely whetted my appetite for more. Be sure to catch Part 2 of this post next week for more great lines from some of your favorite authors.