Tuesday, October 28, 2014



Romantic Comedy :)


An all expenses paid, trans-Atlantic cruise has romance written all over it...unless you’re the poor sap who has to inspect the toilets and time the cafeteria lines. As if secret-shopping her company's failing cruise ship isn't bad enough, Lydia Johnson is forced to bring along a "top talent" new hire as her assistant. With a heart barely healed from her ex-fiancé’s deceit, she's in no mood to train a man who might cheat her out of an overdue promotion.

Paul Thomas may be new to J.P. Theriot Enterprises, but he certainly knows his way around cruise ships. The Cajun charmer also isn't shy about pursuing his desires, including his wary, but oh-so-sexy-when-she lets-her-hair-down manager. He's shared more about himself with Lydia than any other woman...except who he really is--J.P. Theriot.


Twilight had begun to assert itself, tamping down the sun’s rays and casting long shadows. They walked the length of the first pier and paused at the rail’s edge to look out to sea. A light breeze skimmed the water and tousled Lydia’s hair. She paid it no heed but let it have its way with the strands. Following the wind’s example, he stepped closer to her, their arms lightly brushing as they stood side by side.
“Every port has its own special siren’s call,” she said, brushing the hair away from her mouth.
“Hard to resist,” he said gazing at her.
She angled her body toward him. “Except sirens usually lure the susceptible to their doom.”
He stepped closer. “A nasty rumor begun by those with no heart or imagination.”
“I’m not so sure I agree,” she whispered.
“Try.” He leaned down and kissed her lips softly. Pulling back barely enough to end any contact but still close enough for their breaths to mingle, he offered her an escape. When she didn’t take it, he moved in again, encircling his arms around her waist and pulling her closer.
The second kiss obliterated the first. For the first time, he felt her surrender, reluctant as it was, and reveled in it, taunted her with his triumph at proving she wanted him as much as he wanted her. Deepening it further, her soft moans filled his ears, her breasts pressed against his chest. His body responded to hers. Hands stole lower to grasp her hips and press his erection into her. She had to know how she affected him, there could be no doubt of the strength of his desire, the urgency of his need to touch, taste and bury himself in her.
For a long while, she moved with him, her hips grinding into his with a writhing need as their lips and tongues dueled in a sensuous dance. It wasn’t enough. He needed more of her. Lips traveled to her jaw and then to her neck, to the spot right below her ear. Lydia caught her breath on a moan when he tasted the smooth skin there. An answering groan, nearly a growl, came out of him. He hadn’t consciously made it, and yet he would claim it. All his instincts rallied and urged him to claim the woman in his arms, to drag her off somewhere private, to pin her beneath him and take her to the heights of pleasure. Forces stronger than the debating voices in his head whispering, “she’ll hate you for seducing her” and “yes, yes, she wants you; she wants this; she just needs you to relieve her of a few barriers.”
He slipped a hand between them to cradle the warmth of her breast in his hand. Her shirt and the bra beneath were both thin and minimal barriers, but barriers they still were. His other hand dropped to the swell of her ass, full and curvy and a sensuous delight to grip. The woman in his arms was sex incarnate. She was his siren and he gladly went down with his ship, drowning in her seductive depths.

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Author Bio:

Claire Gillian is the pen name for a number-crunching executive by day and a darkly romantic curmudgeon by night. She also writes fifty shades naughtier stuff under the pen name of Lila Shaw (but please don’t tell her mother) and young adult fiction as Iris St. Clair.  No matter which name she uses, Claire is happiest penning romance drenched in humor with a dash of intrigue and loads of spice. Claire lives in the boggy Pacific NW with her husband and two teen-aged sons.

Claire loves to hear from and connect with readers:

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Evernight Celebrates 4 Years of Publishing!

Roll out the Red Carpet ~ Evernight Celebrates Four Years of Publishing! #BDayBashBlogHop
Join authors, bloggers and reviewers as we take a RED CARPET tour featuring Evernight's smart and sexy books. Slip on your virtual stilettos and walk the red carpet of award winning titles, spectacular reviews and paparazzi style interviews.
Be sure to visit every stop on the tour where you can enter for a chance to win great prizes, including a new eReader, gift certificates, swag, books and much more! 
Don't forget to visit the Evernight Publishing website where all eBooks are 50% off through October 13th!

Now I turn the spotlight on my smart and sexy book...

Eva Ford lives a sheltered life on her small rural farm. At twenty-two, she feels the need to spread her wings and start her own life, planning a trip to the city to show her prized cows. Colton and North McReed from the next ranch over are determined to make sure she stays out of trouble. 

Twin brothers, Colton and North, have always loved little Eva. She's their rock in life, the one pure thing in their otherwise dark existence. Their abusive father ran out on the family years ago and their mother suffers from a serious addiction. They never look at Eva with desire...until they spend a week alone with her in the city. 

Everything changes when Eva and the cowboys realize just how deep their love for each other runs. Once their passion is unleashed, it's impossible to contain. But can their unorthodox relationship last? Will sex ruin the friendship of a lifetime?

Answer my question in the comment section for a chance to win (be sure to include your email address):
* Your choice of an Amazon Kindle Fire HD or Kobo Arc 7
* $100 Amazon GC
* $50 Evernight GC
* My blog prize: Signed print copy of Cowboys Mine

I'm getting back into the swing of writing now that summer is fading away. What should I work on next? I have may projects on the go, and there is a poll on my WEBSITE, but I'd like to hear from my readers. Let me know the series, theme, genre, etc. of what you'd like to see from me next in the comment section.

Hop to the next stop!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Planet Alpha has landed...

Announcing Evernight Publishing’s exclusive series…


The year is 2050. Earth is quickly becoming uninhabitable. The seven continents are shrinking as flooding devastates the land masses. Crime and disorder are rampant among the dwindling human population.

There are only two safe havens in the galaxy capable of supporting humanoid life. Xyran is a world of power-hungry demons and Planet Alpha is home to a fearless warrior race.

The males on Planet Alpha need mates. Infertility has plagued their race for decades. The answer lies on Earth where tempting females are waiting to be saved. When their enemies attempt to claim the spoils of a dying world, only the strongest will get their prize.

The first book in this sci-fi ménage series is here:


BONDMATE is now available on Evernight Publishing and most major online book retailers. 

BROKEN by Erin M. Leaf 
(Coming May 16)

PROPOSITION by Beth D. Carter 
(Coming Soon)

Look for more PLANET ALPHA books coming soon to Evernight!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Evernight's Book Boyfriend Blog Hop

The Book Boyfriend Blog Hop is back and better than ever!

The authors of Evernight have a brand new team of swoon-worthy book boyfriend candidates. A sexy assortment of cowboys, Doms, detectives, millionaires, royalty, vampires, soldiers, and shifters are just a click away.

Get ready to find your next book boyfriend...

North McReed and his twin Colton have been through hell and back on their small farm. The only light in their lives is the girl next door. Unlike his brother, North has dark hair and smoldering brown eyes. His muscles are earned from working long hard hours under the sun, and when he loves, it's pure and unconditional. 

What’s up for grabs?
              One lucky hopper will win a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate sponsored by Evernight Publishing.
              Plus, each author is giving away their own unique prize! So visit each blog hop stop for a host of fabulous prizes to win.

How to enter? Answer this question in the comments below…

How do you feel about friends to lovers stories? 

I will be giving a signed print copy of COWBOYS MINE to one lucky commenter :)

Be sure to leave the answer and your email address to be eligible to win a prize. Each comment gives you an entry for the grand prize (one per blog hop stop).

Keep hopping to the next author or blogger. After you’ve met each hero click here to vote for your favorite book boyfriend. You’ll earn an extra grand prize entry!

You’re one step closer to meeting your next Book Boyfriend...

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Evernight's Love Scene Blog Hop

Welcome to Evernight's Love Scene Blog Hop!

One lucky commenter in the hop will win a night out on Evernight with a $100 Visa Gift Card!

I'm also giving away a $10.00 Evernight Gift Card to one commenter on my blog. I'd also love if you'd follow my blog if you aren't already. Thanks for hopping!

My latest release features Eva, Colton, and North. It's essentially a friends to lover romance with a strong emotional punch. I had a lot of fun writing it and really fell in love with my characters.

COWBOYS MINE is a USA Today Recommended Read, Editor's Pick, Amazon Bestseller, All Romance eBooks Bestseller, and Bookstrand Bestseller.

I hope you will check it out at one of the links below:

All Romance

For the Blog Hop, I've written an additional love scene between Eva, Colton, and North from Cowboys Mine (R RATED). Enjoy!

And don't forget to hop along to all the other blogs for more chances to win the grand prize.

**Unpublished bonus scene from the characters of Cowboys Mine**

Copyright© 2014 Stacey Espino

"There. What do you think?" asked Colton.  He stepped back to admire the picture he'd hung over the fireplace.
"I love it." Eva wrapped her arms around him from behind. "It's the perfect touch."
The picture featured the three of them sitting on a split rail fence. It was their family photo, the last addition to their new house. Now it was officially a home.
He turned around and cupped Eva's face in his palms. "Do you miss your place?" he asked. "Tell me the truth." Colton didn't want her sad. She'd only ever known her parents' house and the cozy pink-painted room on the second floor. Most of his own good memories were within the walls of the old Ford house, and he wanted Eva happy.
North and Colton had built their new home with their own hands. It was simplistic with only two rooms and a small kitchen. He hoped it was enough for now.
"This is where I want to be," she whispered. "It's all I ever wanted."
He kissed her hard on the mouth, drowning in everything Eva. God, he loved her, and never planned to let her go.
The screen door slapped shut shortly after. The sound of North kicking off his boots and spurs pulled Colton from the kiss.
"You couldn't wait for me?" North grumbled. He tossed his Stetson onto the small wooden table and began to unbutton his plaid overcoat. The spring air still had a sharp nip but soon they'd be able to start planting.
"Stop being such a grouch, North," said Eva. "You're the one who agreed to help my dad this morning."
"Because Colt was nowhere to be found."
"Hey, I busy installing the last bedroom window. It'll be our first night sleeping here, and I wanted everything ready." There little house was coming together. A fire crackled behind them, some of Eva's little figurines sitting on the mantle. Each stone and timber was added with their own blood, sweat, and tears.
His brother scowled and dropped down on the sofa. "Looks more like you were hogging Eva while I corralled the damn cattle all morning."
Eva sat beside North, leaning into him. "We're together now. That's all that matters."
North exhaled, his tension visibly easing. Eva's presence always seemed to make everything better. He wrapped an arm around her shoulders, pulling her close. "I know how to make things even better."
"How?" asked Eva.
"There's something missing, something we haven't done yet."
Colton caught on immediately just from the gravely tone of North's voice. It was time to christen their new bedroom. And, in this case, he couldn't have agreed more with his twin. They'd been so busy the past few weeks with construction and plowing that they had little time for loving.
"What?" asked Eva, sitting straighter.
He chuckled, bending over so he could toss her over his shoulder. Colton smacked her ass and carried her to the bedroom. "You're too cute for your own good, Eva Ford."
After dropping her on the bed, he bent over the edge, his arms braced at either side of her head. The light from the window made her eyes blaze bluer than the midday sky. Colton wanted to strip her naked and kiss every inch of her body, starting with her lips and ending with her tight little pussy.
North sat on the mattress and stroked her hair. "I've been watching you run around in those tight jeans all week. All I could think about was fucking you."
"You should have said something," said Eva. "You were both so busy, and I didn't want to bug you, but..."
"But what?" asked Colton. He unbuttoned her Levis and then tugged them down her hips leaving her in just her white panties.
"I'm a woman," she said simply. "And women have needs."
North tugged her shirt up over her head. She wore no bra underneath, leaving her nearly nude on the old patchwork quilt. "Do they now? What needs would those be?"
"You know...needs. I miss the way you both touch me."
"Like this?" Colt slid his hand under the waistband of her panties, trailing his finger along the folds of her pussy. She was already wet and swollen, making his cock even harder. He couldn't wait to bury his face between her legs.
She sighed, her body seeming to melt into the mattress. "God, yes. Just like that." Eva tried to open her legs wider. He looked over at North with a raised brow. The girl was wanton and eager, her skin already flush with need.
"Do you need both of us to fuck you, baby girl?" He prayed the answer was yes because he felt ready to go all night long.
"You know I do, Colt."
He slid a single finger into her hot little pussy, making her gasp. "Tell us."
"I want both your cocks filling me to overflowing."
North growled, tossing his shirt before leaning over to pepper kisses along Eva's neck. "You'll get it good and hard, darlin'. We'll make sure you never forget this day."
Colton couldn't disagree with his brother. This was the first day of forever, a new beginning for all three of them. And it was time to start creating memories.

**Sorry to cut you short, but I didn't want to get too down and dirty for those of you who haven't read Eva's first experience with the McReed twins in Cowboys Mine.**

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