Hold ‘Em has Bonus Content…

Posted October 17, 2012 by Shari in Book Tour, Excerpt / 11 Comments

Hold ‘Em has Bonus Content…
By Katie Porter

We had such a blast writing the Vegas Top Guns series that we didn’t want to be done. Isn’t that the sign that you’re writing the right books? Either that, or it’s a sign that we’re sort of delusional. But we indulged. Of course we did. There’s no down side to this—especially not when it means free short stories for readers!

Hold 'Em by Katie PorterNow, I know that some people aren’t into the whole epilogue idea. They’re usually littered with babies and weddings and things that feel like the author just wanted to tie things up in a neat bow. There’s nothing wrong with a neat bow, of course. But the top of the heap fighter pilots we thought up for this series? They’re not exactly the babies and weddings sorts. (Oh, maybe they are eventually. Ryan and Cass in particular. But we weren’t ready to give them up quite that much—so we basically wrote bonus epilogues!

There’s bonus content for all three of the VTG books, including Double Down and Inside Bet. (But spoiler alert! The couples are in the midst of their happily-ever-afters. Don’t read unless you’ve read the books.) But it’s Hold ‘Em that’s out now, and there’s an extra epilogue for them too:

A bonus scene from HOLD ‘EM, the third in Katie Porter’s “Vegas Top Guns” series of contemporary erotic romances. Mike and Leah take a sexy leave-time trip to San Francisco, but they aren’t just there for the sightseeing. Instead, Michael is quite the sight, trussed up on a St. Andrew’s Cross.

That sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Eh, who am I kidding? It sounds mindblowing, because Michael is such a hottie and a delicious alpha male. When he intentionally gives up control? He and Leah make the page sizzle.

You know you want it. I tried grabbing a little mini-excerpt, something exclusive, and this was all I could find:

There was no sitting back when strapped to a St. Andrew’s cross. The wooden frame stretched his body into the shape of an X, with bondage tape wrapped around his wrists and ankles. Leah had looped the tape just low enough that the inked chains on the insides of his wrists still showed. The only time she ever took off his copper cuff was to caress those possessive tattooed links.

She did so then, with her arms spread as wide as his. Her thumbs stroked his thin skin. She hadn’t looked away. Her dark brown eyes blazed as if that quiet color could mimic an inferno. “Last call, Michael. Make me proud.”

“Yes, ma’am.” No trepidation now. Just the compulsion to please, to be pleased, to share this with the woman he loved.

“Good.” Unexpectedly, she offered one of her sultry, quirky smiles. “See you on the other side.”

“Aye-aye, Major.”

She leveled him with such an expression of hard control that he nearly groaned.

Let’s do this, princess.

Practically every other bit of possible excerpt was too dirty or too naughty for a blog post! I dunno about you, but that’s a pretty resounding bit of encouragement for me. Technically maybe that excerpt deserves a spoiler alert too, but if you haven’t figured out that the hot & sexy & exciting couple is going to be happy at the end of a romance novel, you’re probably pretty new to the genre. Of course they’ll have a happy ending—along with smoking hot sex that helps them figure out part of their psyche. It’s practically the calling card of good erotic romance.

And lucky you, it doesn’t have to end! Well. Not until you finish the extra scene. After that, it’s done for. Sorry. 😉

Buy Links: Amazon • B&N • Samhain

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Up next for Katie Porter, the co-writing team of Carrie Lofty and Lorelie Brown:

Now that the first three of the RT BookReviews 4½ Star Top Pick “Vegas Top Guns” series have been released, readers can anticipate the final two installments, HARD WAY and BARE KNUCKLE, in 2013.

November brings the m/m Christmas-themed CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR, described as “masterful” by Publishers Weekly. In January, LEAD AND FOLLOW will launch the five-part “Club Devant” series of erotic multi-partner romances set in a hot New York City burlesque club.

Where to find us:

Twitter: @MsKatiePorter

Or individually: @carrielofty and @LorelieBrown

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We’d like to give away a copy of DOUBLE DOWN, INSIDE BET or HOLD ’EM (winner’s choice) in any format. Just answer the question: What do you think about epilogues? Love ‘em, hate ‘em or don’t much care either way? 

Thanks again to Delighted Reader for featuring Katie Porter and Hold ’Em!

*Giveaway ends October 24, 2012 at 11:59 PM EDT

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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  • Susan W.

    I do like to read epilogues. I like finding out how the characters in the story are doing after the big finally at the end of the book. It’s like the cherry on the top of the sundae, it just finishes it off.

  • Hi! I’m the Carrie half of Katie Porter. Glad to meet you! Did we mention free? Once, I think. But here’s some more: all the bonus content via Smashwords is free free free! Go get ’em.

    We’re glad you stopped by today, and that Delighted Reader allowed us some space to ramble. Best of luck for the drawing of one of the (generally not free) Vegas Top Guns titles. Enjoy!

  • Brenda Crider

    LOVE epilogues. They wrap up a book nicely and give you that ‘sneak peek’ into how everything turns out.

  • June M.

    I have always like epilogues. They are great ways to get a little update on the characters for a while after their story ends.

  • I love epilogues! I like the way they can jump ahead and make sure the HEA happens :O) Carin

  • Natasha

    I love them! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  • Alicia

    I like them, they clean up loose ends for me and I hate when there is a plot line left hanging.
    Thanks for having the giveaway!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

  • bn100

    I like epilogues, but only if it doesn’t create a cliffhanger.



    I like epilogues that continue the story and if the book is part of a series set the ground for the next book.

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  • Anne

    I usually like them, especially if they’re happy. They can be the cherry on the sundae. Ones that leave a creepy, villanous vibe about the next story, I don’t like.


  • Maureen

    Mostly I like epilogues, especially when I get to see the hero and heroine some time later.