Monday, May 27, 2013

The Replacement, by Justyce Rayne

The blurb for The Replacement

...To save a life, one must be willing to open their eyes to what it truly means to die... 

The task of the Replacement is to uphold that very idea. Keep quiet, do your job without any hiccups, and the Council will remain ever you ally.

For Jackson McFlaurey, this should have been simple. A predictable, first time assignment as a rookie Replacement. Unfortunately, he'll learn, even in a world of balance there are no absolutes and betrayal to the powerful Council will have him fighting to survive.

How can Jackson win such a challenging battle to sustain his humanity when he's already given his soul to Death?


Death…known throughout eternity as the Dark One, 
the Grim Reaper, the one for whom the bell tolls. For many 
eons he‟d been distraught over the increasing number of 
lost souls. Therefore, Death went to request an audience 
with the Higher Beings known as The Council.

His hope was to be allowed to gain a spirit's possession 
before their predestined time of departure. The cold one 
pleaded his case with the emotions of one who‟d grown 
weary of the struggles he faced on a daily basis. He no 
longer wished to watch the suffering that only a lost soul 

After a long deliberation, the Council of Universal Law 
approved the change within the original Documentation of 
Mortality and bestowed the gift of early soul removal to 

Little did he realize how heavy of a workload he would 
have and when the recent death tolls of those aged fourteen 
to fifty increased, he knew he needed help. Not only that, 
but when the bodies separated from their spiritual energy 
they would decay within a twenty-four hour period, leaving 
many instances of unexplained phenomena for the living. 
The Council then created a compromise to maintain the 
physical form until its natural end was conceived.

Hear my story. Learn my tale. 
Born from Death—I am the Replacement. 


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Red Phoenix ~ Cherry Poppin' Blog Tour

Welcome! I'm so excited to be a part of Red's Cherry Poppin' Blog Tour. I've read and enjoyed every bit of Brie's journey at the Submissive Training Center, and After Graduation. I hope you'll take pleasure in the three delicious excerpts below, and that if you haven't read any of Brie's journey that you'll give it a shot. The first of the nine part eBook serial is FREE! Take a taste, and if you like what you sample, which I know you will, then you should head over to Amazon for Brie Learns the Art of Submission to complete the whole story -- it's on sale for $3.99 this week (and it's also over at B&N for your Nook).

And when you're all finished checking things out here, don't forget to go to the very bottom of this post and enter the rafflecopter for some really cool giveaways, and where it says "Let us know." ~ well, the correct response for that field is "Laci's Place" the title of my blog.

1- His Touch (Brie Learns to Obey)

Instead of coming to her, Sir leaned against the wall and stared at Brie—at her naked body, strapped down and eager for him. She basked in his gaze. It was just like the photo she’d admired; her fantasies were now her reality.
“Some men think they need toys to excite a woman, but I don’t believe that. No, I believe firmly in the power of touch.” He continued to gaze at Brie, without making a move towards her. The fact he was taking his time made her want him all the more.
When Sir finally pushed away from the wall and walked towards her, she was literally trembling in anticipation. When his hand lightly touched her stomach, she gasped. All her awareness was focused on that one area. He gave her a leisurely smile as his fingers made their way up to her breasts.

2 - Marquis Gray’s Flogger (Brie Learns Her Power as a Submissive)

“Turn and close your eyes,” Marquis Gray commanded as he produced a ribbon of black lace. “I find lace far more attractive than traditional blindfolds.”
He moved away from her, but soon returned, placing more ribbon in her hand. “It’s black, like your blindfold. Feel it. I want you to envision what it looks like.” She fingered the long, narrow length of ribbon. It was silky smooth, incredibly soft. “This will act as your bonds.”
He replaced the silk with a handful of lace. “It’s a deep burgundy. Touch it, pet.” Brie played with the lace in her hands, noting the roughness of it. “This will be caressing your body in a few minutes.”
Marquis Gray took it from her and left her side again. When he returned, she heard him chuckling under his breath. Brie held out her hand, but he lifted her other hand and placed the item in both. She was worried when she felt something heavy that also smelled of leather. She caressed it with her fingers and a cold chill gripped her heart. One end was a hard handle, and the other had numerous leather tendrils. A flogger.
He leaned in close to her ear, his warm breath on her neck. “I am an expert at what I do. By the time I finish, you will be begging me for more.

3 - The Art of Kinbaku (Brie Embraces Bondage)

 “This is a long process, toriko. It is essential that you and I are in sync.” He motioned for her to kneel. He knelt behind and wrapped his arms around her, pressing Brie against his chest. “Find my breath and copy it. Breathe with me, toriko.”
She was startled by his request, but calmed herself enough to listen to his breathing. She began matching her own with his. Tono’s breaths were consistent and measured. She had to slow way down to harmonize. Soon she felt her entire body relax as she became one with him. “Good…” he murmured softly. “If you feel anxious at any point, I want you to match your breath with mine.”
Brie nodded. He picked up a long jute rope and showed it to her. “Today, this simple material will transport you to nirvana.” She touched it and was surprised that it felt both soft and rough. “Smell it, toriko.” She took in its earthy smell and smiled.
“We are all in harmony. You, me…the rope.” He released her from his embrace and asked her to lift her hands in the air. He opened the kimono slightly, exposing her cleavage. Then, with an artist’s precision, he began to slowly wrap her chest in a bra-like fashion. The rope crisscrossed above and below her breasts, making them stand out alluringly. Brie noticed that the rope’s tight hold restricted her breathing, and it frightened her.
“Breathe with me, toriko,” he reminded her. She calmed her quick, shallow breaths to match his breathing again. Instantly, she felt calmer. 


First published as the popular nine-part eBook serial, Brie Learns the Art of Submission is now available as a full-length novel.

Join Brianna Bennett as she is introduced to the erotic world of submission...

Brie’s life changes the day Sir comes to her tiny tobacco shop. His invitation to the Submissive Training Center is about to rock this young woman’s world. The renowned school is famous for its elite submissive instruction. She has no idea what will be asked of her or the boundaries that will be pushed. One thing is certain: Brie is about to learn more about herself in six weeks than she has over the previous twenty-two years.
From formal classes, hands-on practicums and weekly auctions, Brie will confront her deepest fears and desires. In the process, she will also forge lifelong friendships with fellow submissives and fall for several of the Center’s skilled Doms.

As graduation day approaches things begin to unravel, forcing Brie to make an unexpected choice of Master. Which Dom will ultimately earn her devotion and capture Brie’s courageous heart?

Adult Material (18+) Warning: This book contains sexually explicit content and scenes that some readers may find objectionable.

Author Spotlight
Erotica is a delicious fantasy created to entice both the mind and the body ~Red
Red Phoenix is an award winning indie author who started her writing career in December of 2011. She is best known for her novelette, Brie’s First Day of Submissive Training, which was published in March of 2012. The little book created quite stir when it was released. Since then, fans have been riding the Brie wave with the sociable author. In October 2012, Red published the wildly popular eBook serial into novel form, Brie Learns the Art of Submission. She is currently writing Brie’s continuing journey in the serial titled After Graduation, due out in novel form September 2013.
“I am a happily married woman who believes, based on personal experience, that love conquers all. It is a running theme in my writing.” Red is a mother of three and wife to one. When she is not writing, you can find her on Facebook or Twitter interacting with fans.
“One thing you will notice about my work, I'm all about variety. If a character beseeches me to write his or her story, I willingly give myself over no matter the genre or subject.”
* Red Phoenix has a total of fourteen titles available as eBooks (not including serials.)  Two of her novels are also available in paperback.