Posted by: reneewildes1 | February 5, 2011

Tina Donahue’s NEW RELEASE “The Yearning” from Samhain

I am so pleased to have Tina Donahue visiting today and sharing her electric new release from Samhain, The Yearning. For those who love erotic paranormal, you’ve gotta check this out!

A word of warning to the shy: This book – and the excerpt posted below – are HotHotHOT! (You’ve been warned.)

So please make her feel welcome – and enjoy the introduction to THE YEARNING!

Ah, those wild and wicked sex scenes 

One of the many challenges writers of erotic romance face is to come up with intimate scenes that are fresh and satisfying, while also meeting the genre’s requirements. An Alpha hero is always welcome, while a submissive female (at least temporarily submissive) adds to the allure.

While writing The Yearning, my just-released erotic paranormal romance, I thought about what makes for great sex, wanting the bed play to be as exciting for the readers as it is for Jasmine and Mike. 

Here’s the blurb and an excerpt to give you a peek into the story and a glimpse into one of those wild and wicked moments.


 To break this curse, they’ll have to turn the heat up. Way up.

Jasmine Dante prowls Key West’s nightlife, fighting a losing battle against a jealous rival’s curse that forces her to seek carnal pleasure, no matter the danger. Weakened from lack of sleep, driven by insatiable lust, she spots a man who stirs her desperate craving, and begins yet another dance of seduction.

Except the dark stranger who returns her direct stare is no ordinary lover. Inside his powerful body lies a raw sexuality that just might be enough to break her curse. There’s only one way to find out: imprison him in her bed and feed on his passion.

Former U.S. Marshal Mike Stearn is many things, but he’s no woman’s sex slave. The deadly telekinetic power he ruthlessly suppresses comes alive again at Jasmine’s touch. Beneath her bold, potent sensuality he senses vulnerability and desperation. He may be in handcuffs, but she’s the one who’s enslaved.

As Mike resurrects his power to free himself so he can find the curse’s source and defeat it, Jasmine revels in his masterful rule. Her ravenous yearning evolves into rapture as she surrenders to his hunger, her darkest needs—and the emotional connection that lies beyond. Unless the curse takes her life first…

Warning: Tons of steamy sex, smoldering passion and a to-die-for love story with a hot Alpha hero who finds himself imprisoned by one sultry and desperate babe.


The last of his dream vanished like warm vapor on a frigid day. Rolling over, he sensed he wasn’t alone.

His lids made it halfway up on his second try. Jasmine stood at the side of the bed, washed in moonlight, watching him. The edges of her shimmery pink robe parted, showing her bejeweled navel and moist cleft. Carnal greed flashed in her eyes, deeper than before, more intense.

Her earlier promise about sex games came to mind. It thickened his cock and sharpened his voice. “Get the corset.”

An immodest smile tilted the corners of her mouth. She padded to the dresser, her robe rippling over her shapely form. The sight pulled him to a sitting position. He inhaled deeply and caught the mouthwatering aroma of smoked meat. She’d placed a tray on the right nightstand, crowding her sexy figurines. He saw two plates heaped with equal portions of steaming ham, potato salad, coleslaw, containers of amber-colored sauce, and squares of cake. Next to it stood a pair of Coronas, the glass bottles beaded with moisture. His stomach growled noisily.

Corset in hand, she turned. “You’re starving. I made you wait too long. Please forgive me.”

Her voice had a drugged, faraway quality about it, as though she’d already immersed herself in their game of master and slave.

Fine with him. “Come here,” he ordered.

She did, running her fingers down his chest. His pecs jumped, loving it. She murmured, “Do you want me to feed you now?”

“The food can wait. I want you in the corset.”

She dropped it on his lap and depressed the start button on her wall-mounted CD player. A popular Eagles tune from the nineties filled the room. Her silk robe billowed away from her body and drifted to the floor. She unhooked her belly chain and diamonds, dropping the jewelry between a pair of statues. The metal jingles died quickly. Her fragrance did not. She smelled of sex, musky sweet.

Fully alert, Mike grabbed the corset and left the mattress, his impatient cock brushing her glutted vulva. “Raise your arms so I can put this on you.”

The pose flaunted her generous breasts. His hands shook, antsy to lift them and know their precious weight. He resisted, leaving the delight for later. For now, he navigated the corset past her elbows and head to her torso.

Hands beneath her hair, she held it above her shoulders and turned. “Lace me tight. Trap me so I can’t get free.” Her voice, a blend of hunger and submission, offered what no lucid man could refuse.

The cheval mirror reflected their bodies. From this angle, her rounded cheeks hid his rod as though he were inside of her, his cock planted to its base. A pleasant agony spun through him, grating his voice. “Don’t worry, you won’t get free.” He looped the laces around his hands and pulled carefully. He wanted her breathless from him, not this damned thing.

Her chin pointed to the ceiling, exposing her throat. Ass jutted out, she begged, “Tighter, please.”

In the mirror, he saw the fabric drawn snugly across her breasts, the swells close to spilling out just as he’d imagined. “No. This is good enough.” She’d said she wanted a master and he had no intention of disappointing or harming her. He tied the laces in a loose bow and turned her to face him.

She sought his mouth. He made her wait, his lips to her throat, tasting a mixture of perspiration and perfume as he imprisoned her wrists behind her back.

From there, the passion really ignites.  J

The Yearning is available now!!!!


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To celebrate the release of The Yearning, I’m offering a contest today. One lucky commenter will have her choice of one of my following books**:


    1. Lush Velvet Nights – ebook
    2. Adored – ebook
    3. Deep, Dark, Delicious – ebook
    4. In His Arms – ebook
    5. Bad Boys with Red Roses – trade paperback
    6. Take My Breath Away – trade paperback


** Winner chosen at random. Winner in continental US has her choice of one of the six. Winner outside continental US has her choice of one of the ebooks



  1. I’m so glad you stopped by, Tina! The book sounds like outrageous fun!

    I’ll be away this morning (my daughter’s very first figure skating competition EVER) but should be done by noon and I’ll be back afterward.

  2. Love the excerpt! And you say the passion ignites EVEN MORE? Ahhhh!!! Must read, then!

    Nice to meet you!

  3. Thanks for having me, Renee – and good luck to your daughter on her competition!

  4. Lordy Tina, I think I need to break a curse the way your characters did in The Yearning. LOL You know I wish you every success.

  5. Tina, you already know it is on mt list of TBR…

    Congrats on all the success

  6. Great blog Renee, hope your daught has a fantastic time!

    Tina, I’m so enjoying following your tour and couldn’t be happier that you have a paranormal — I just know it is going to be fantastic.

  7. Carol, Sarah, Sharita – thanks for stopping by!! Loved your comments. 🙂

  8. What a smoking excerpt. If it ignites any more I’m going to be reading with a fire extinguisher. lol Thanks Tina for sharing.
    Carol L

  9. Hi Tina,

    I love the paranormal twist you gave to this story. The more I read, the more intrigued I get. And who pass up the luscious warning??

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  10. Hey, Carol and Cathy – glad you ladies like the heat level in The Yearning – I was striving for ‘smokin’ hot’! 🙂

  11. Welcome, y’all! Looks like it’s hot enough in here to thaw all that snow outside. And after freezing at a skating rink, I could use a warm-up!

  12. I can’t wait to read your new book. Congratulations. Please enter me in contest.

  13. Sounds so Hot Can’t Wait to read this one.Adding it to my list of books to get.

  14. Hey, Tore – thanks for dropping by – you’re entered!!

  15. Wow, I need more. That was a taste of hot.

  16. And it only gets hotter, Daun – thanks so much for stopping by!! 🙂

  17. Okay, I’ve chosen the winner of my contest (at random) and it is (drum roll please)

    Daun Ann Korty – yay!!

    Daun, I’ll be contacting you shortly for your prize.

    Thanks to everyone else for joining me here. I’m hosting other contests this week. Please visit my website: for details!

  18. WooHoo! Congrats Daun!

  19. Yey me! I can’t wait.

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