Monday, 2 March 2015

#Romance #Quotes #Monday 51

Welcome to Romance Quotes Monday!

At the beginning of every week, I share a few romance quotes with you to keep your heart skipping for the one you love.

Here are three sensual quotes to stir your heart this week.

RomQuote #1

"You come to me, beckoning with that
dark brown gaze,
that melts me into a
sensual haze".

~ by KYB

RomQuote #2 
RomQuote #3

"You feel me baby, I know you do;
That sensual rhythm that's me and you".

~ by KYB
Photos are courtesy of dreamtime.com

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You remain unforgettable.

Have a super week.

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Friday, 27 February 2015

Book Showcase:Dai's Dark Valentine launch tour @pendarielraye #Romance #NewRelease

Welcome to Book Showcase!

A very dear friend and paranormal romance author, Dariel Raye is showcasing her spanking new release, Dai's Dark Valentine.

Genre: An interesting mix of paranormal romance (#PNR), dark urban fantasy (#UF), and a bit of time travel and magic.

Dariel is sharing an excerpt and you get a chance to enter the exciting giveaway.

So what are you waiting for?
“Dai’s Dark Valentine” by Dariel Raye
Blurb
What happens when a sheltered cat-shifter and a dark fey come together?


Three-hundred years is a long time, but left to its own devices, what began as the vendetta of one man can grow to encompass even more formidable hatred.


Daitre Salons is a beautiful but na├»ve heiress whose true heritage has been kept secret even from her. Now, her abilities are emerging and her father’s enemies want her dead, but what bothers her most is that her new husband “in name only” insists on treating her like a child.


Joban Beaucoup, professional guard to the Salons family, and dark fey (alternate spelling from Vodouin origin), has chosen to leave the quaint yet suffocating Frenchand take her to the Americas with him, he carries her three-thousand  town of his orphan-childhood and venture to the Americas, but he needs one thing he cannot concoct, despite his magical abilities – a wife. When Joban agrees to marry Daitre miles away, then whisks her three-hundred years into the future to assure her safety, but while Daitre struggles to adjust to this strange new world, manage her newfound powers, and make peace with her feelings for Joban, Joban learns that even here, their enemies have followed them, now more deadly than ever.
Excerpt
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. - Present
Daitre instinctively wrapped her arms around Joban’s neck, wonder overshadowing every thought and emotion. Before she could blink, he slid her arms from him and took a step back. She blinked again and glanced around, the environment too strange for comprehension. What seemed like millions of images flashed around her synapses at once.

She closed her eyes again and did her best to ignore the rocks in her stomach, but the feeling of rejection would not go away. She’d over-stepped. He made it clear he did not want to be touched. 

Apparently he’d meant what he said about their marriage being a union in name only, and God alone knew where he’d brought her.

The magical orb resurfaced in her mind and she watched Joban in awe. She’d always known he was a time bender, and he’d even flashed her from one place to another before, but his particular species of fey were so rare, she’d never met another, and no matter what she thought she knew, experiencing the phenomenon was no less overwhelming and amazing.

Everything seemed to happen in a flash, glimpses of familiar and unfamiliar things slowly registering as the light faded. Joban told her they were in The Americas, the United States of America to be exact, three-hundred years in the future, the twenty-first century, and he began showing her odd clothing.

“Things are very different here and now, Daitre. You will need to adjust as fast as possible. I got these for you after your father told me your size. They will take some getting used to, but dressing is much easier in this century, I imagine.”

“What part of America are we in?”

“We are in a place called New Orleans, Louisiana. I should have family here, and so should you.” He waved across his left hand and a picture appeared.

“This is a map  of the United States. We are here,” he said, pointing to the bottom tip of Louisiana.

Daitre frowned.

“What is it, Princess?”

She placed her hands on her hips and folded her arms. “The picture in your hand. That’s something else I did not know you could do.”

“And why does this trouble you?”

She waved him away, the frown morphing into a scowl as she raised her voice. “I do not know. You are all I have, yet I know nothing about you for certain. I find it very troubling.”

He sighed, but otherwise said nothing.

Daitre fingered her gown and glanced warily at the pants, dresses, and other garments he’d purchased. All of her beautiful things were left behind – gowns, jewels, everything left in Monsieur Beaucoup’s carriage.

She wrapped her arms around her midsection. “No.”

“'No,' what?”
His ominous tone did nothing to help the situation.

“No, I will not wear those. They are the garments of a harlot, and all of my things have been left in another place and time.”

About
The Author 


Dariel Raye
writes powerful IR/MC (Interracial/Multi-cultural) paranormal romance and dark
urban fantasy with alpha male heroes to die for, and strong heroines with
hearts worth winning. Her stories tell of shifters, vamps, angels, demons, and
fey (the Vodouin variety).
For more about Dariel, follow her blog
or website.
She also publishes a new release newsletter and daily
newspaper. 

You can contact her on TwitterFacebook,  Goodreads, and Pinterest.
Stay with us for the entire launch tour

Click the link below to join  the Facebook party and view the tour
calendar! Facebook Party “Dai’s Dark Valentine” Launch Tour Calendar

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Flirty & Feisty Romance wishes Dariel a successful tour.
 

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

#Brides From #Africa #CongoleseBride

Welcome to Brides From Africa.

By now, you know how much I enjoy digging out facts about brides from across the African continent.
Today, I have beautiful traditionally-attired brides from Congo.
Curtesy of myweddingnigeria
Congo borders the Angola enclave of Cabinda, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Gabon.

In Congo, the process begins with traditional marriage, or “Mahari”. This is the dot or bride price/dowry ceremony.  This is a practice that dates back to ancient times. 
Congo Brazzavile Bride via Nairaland
Once the bride price has been set between the two families, the groom must pay it to the wife's family. The dot is often priced very high.
  
The bride's family usually hosts the ceremony which is traditionally called “Kifungo Mulango” meaning, closing the door.
In this ceremony, the man would go to the bride's family home to declare his interest in the daughter of choice. Once the daughter acknowledges this, the man asks the house to “close the door” to any other suitors showing interest until everything is finalized and negotiations begin.
Afterwards, a list of dowry and gift items are given to the man’s family. In the Congolese tradition, the man would show up to present gifts to family (not the bride) according to the list the father had written.
The bride's family welcomes the family of the bridegroom (in giving some presents).
As part of the ceremony, the brides and her maids come out covered in fabric from head to toe in no particular order, and the groom gets one chance to choose his wife. 
The groom gets no hint, no touch, just one chance to prove he knows his queen.
And, for the first time on Brides From Africa, I'm sharing the bride's family list to the groom with you.

Normally, the future bridegroom provides gifts which are (for the paternal side):
– 4 black africans cloth ( the quantity depends of aunt of father’s side)
– 4 scarfs, according to the number of aunts on father’s side
– 4 machetes
– 4 hoes
– 4 packages of match
– 4 pieces of soap
– 6 knives swiss
– 1 suit for the father
– 1 foot of tabacco
–  6 swig fireflies
– 1 wool blanket for two people
– 1 smoked meat
– 1 bika bika
– 1 kuelo longo
– 1 big pan
– 1 bag of salt 10 kilograms
–  dowry : it is fixed by the family, 50 000 CFA
– 2 lockers of beer
– 2 lockers of juice
– 1 palm wine
– A corkscrew
– 1 locker of whisky
– If the husband wants to live with his partner, he has to pay 50 000 CFA
– Request of the list for the ceremony 20 000 CFA
– Fine for cohabitation before the traditional marriage : 50 000 CFA
- Fine to have made the children before the traditional marriage : 50 000 CFA
 Fine if you arrive late to the ceremony : 50 000 CFA
And for the maternal side :
- 10 swig fireflies
- 1 iron to re-cross
- black africans cloth  quantity of WAX depends of paternal aunt
- 5 scarfs according to the number of father’s side
- 5 machetes
- 5 hoes
- 1 big pan
- 1 basket of tabacco
- 10 liters of oil
- 4 packages of match
- 1 knife
- 1 bottle of wisky
- 1 wool blanket for two people
- 4 pieces of soap
- nut of cola
- 1 bag of salt 10 kilograms
- 1 smoked meat
- Wedding authorization request 5000 CFA approximatlly 7.62€
- Dowry : fixed by the family with minimum 91,47€ approximately 50 000 CFA
Thank you for visiting. Please leave me a comment.

If you have bridal photos to share from your place, send it to me via email and I'll share it here and give you credit. I love romance and swooning over bride photos is my hobby.
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Monday, 23 February 2015

#Romance #Quotes #Monday 50

Welcome to Romance Quotes Monday!
On Romance Quotes, I have served you three heart-warming quotes to keep you yearning for your loved one all week.

RomQuote #1

It is not how much we do,
but how much love we put in the doing.
It is not how much we give,
but how much love we put in the giving.
~Mother Teresa
RomQuote #2

Age does not protect you from love,
but love to some extent protects you from age.


~Jeanne Moreau


RomQuote #3

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.


~Janos Arany
 
Read more love quotes from Loveinyourpocket

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You remain unforgettable.
Have a romantic week.
Love 
Stella 
Flirty & Feisty Romance 
Our promise...is to deliver an intensely emotional experience you'll never forget.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

#Book Showcase:Riding Rebel by @KiruTaye #Giveaway #Erotic #NewAdult

Welcome to Book Showcase!

A familiar face is on my book seat today. Fellow West African author and amazing writer, Kiru Taye is celebrating her new release - Riding Rebel, book 3 in the Essien Triology.

I needed a fan after reading the smoking hot excerpt. Meet Rita and Tony in the series of teasers and playlist below.

Kiru is also indulging you with a generous giveaway prize of $25 Amazon gift card.

What are you still waiting for? *Smile*


 
Title: Riding Rebel

Author: +Kiru Taye, Author 

Series: The Essien Trilogy #3
 
Genre: Erotic, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Publication date: January 26, 2015



BLURB
 
Seen as the rebel Essien, Tony has always felt like an outsider. With a daredevil lifestyle, he’s more at home in leathers than in a suit, and more likely to be seen gracing the red carpets at a movie premiere with a starlet draped on his arms than in a boardroom. Still, he’s determined to prove himself to his family and build a successful movie business. Spotting Rita Dike at an event, he sees the potential star of his new movie and his next pleasure conquest.
 
Rita is a journalist looking for her big break. When she inherits the journal of her late best friend who claims Tony is not an Essien, she spots the perfect scoop. Her acting classes come in handy when she has to pose as an actress to get closer to Tony. Succumbing to the charms of dark and brooding Tony might just be the only way to get through the close ranks of the Essien family. But as she gets closer to the truth, Rita risks losing the riding rebel who’s raided her heart. Can love heal hearts or will deceit break them?
BUY LINKS

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SJ16QDW/hubp0a34-20
 
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SJ16QDW/hubp0a34-20
 
Barnes & Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/riding-rebel-kiru-taye/1121100886?ean=2940046525588
 
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/riding-rebel-essien-trilogy/id961035636?mt=11

All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-ridingrebel-1732740-178.html
 
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/512264

Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Riding-Rebel-Essien-Trilogy-Volume/dp/1505822122/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Paperback UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Riding-Rebel-Volume-Essien-Trilogy/dp/1505822122/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

EXCERPT

His grip on her arm tightened and he increased his pace as they headed across the
polished marbled floor of the lobby to the lifts. She stumbled. He swivelled,
grasped her shoulder, and pulled her into him to save her from falling over.
He'd forgotten she was tottering on sky-high-heeled shoes. He really shouldn’t
be such a bastard no matter how pissed off he was at the situation.

His panting breath mingled with hers, their faces only an inch apart. "I'm sorry."

"It's okay," she whispered in a breathy voice, surprisingly subdued.

The urge to kiss her rose, watering his mouth. They stood in the middle of a busy
lobby with prying eyes and mobile phone cameras. Tomorrow, their pictures would
be splashed all over the Internet. It never bothered him when that happened.
However Rita's artless demeanour indicated she wasn't used to the limelight.
Something in him wanted to shield her from the exposure.
 
So he tamped down his desire and tilted her head up so she had to look into his
eyes. Her soft, smooth skin felt warm and beautiful brown irises met his
hesitantly. "I'm going to call the lift and go up to my room. It's your
choice if you want to come up or not."
 
"What..." She sucked in a breath as if gathering strength to say what she needed.
"What do you want from me?"

"I want to fuck you," he said in low voice meant for her ears only.

Her lips parted, her breath hitched. The pulse on her neck thundered and her throat
rippled as she swallowed. But she didn't back away and her saucer-wide eyes
turned molten brown with lust.
 
There. He had his answer. She wanted him. Would she let him fuck her? Because that's what it would be. In his world, sex was about fucking. Wild, animalistic,
unrestrained rutting. He would see to her pleasure again and again. Still, it
wouldn’t be sweet and it wouldn’t be loving.
 
A lift opened and a man stepped out. Tony released her and walked into the lift.

Turning, he faced her. Enough game playing. She had to come to him of her own volition.

She stood there looking sexy as sin as she bit her bottom lip and her forehead
puckered in a frown as if she wondered why he'd left her in the lobby.

"I'm not going to drag you into the lift, if that’s what you were expecting."
His fingers itched to do it, though. He didn't want to contemplate that she
would turn around and walk away. Yet he had to give her the opportunity.
"You have to walk into this lift yourself if you want me."
 
She glanced behind her and took a hesitant step backward.

His heart thundered. She was going to run. He held his breath and counted to ten to
stop from stepping out and grabbing her arm. Instead, he jammed his finger into
the door hold button and waited. Seconds ticked by that felt like hours. Sweat
beaded his forehead.

She looked up and met his gaze. "Can you make the pain go away?"
 
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Flirty & Feisty Romance 

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