Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Torn (Book 3: The Choice) Release Date

I'm excited to announce that Torn: Caught between the Billionaires (Book 3: The Choice) will be released this Thursday, November 1!  This will be followed by Book 4: Consequences.  Check back here for more info :)


The Choice Edit

To avoid confusion, I just wanted to let y'all know that the teaser I've posted has been bumped from Chapter 1 to Chapter 2.  Lucas and Shay wanted to have more sex before getting to the party ;).


Monday, 29 October 2012

Halloween Spirit? Check out Dangerous Desires!

Love Halloween as much as I do?  Love the paranormal?  Check out my vampire romance, Dangerous Desires (Dark Submission #1)!


Allison Reid’s world is turned upside down when a beautiful but sadistic vampire, Rafe, attacks her. Sure that she is going to die, Allison never expects to be saved by another demon, a darkly handsome vampire named Brynden. She soon comes to realize that Brynden is not the monster that she believes him to be, and he vows to protect her from Rafe. 

Brynden McCray despises his vampiric nature, and he swears that he will keep his distance from the lovely Allison. But the sensual connection between them is undeniable. When Allison’s submissive nature is revealed, the Dominant in Brynden finds it impossible to stay away from her. As Allison finally begins to explore her long-harbored sexual fantasies, she finds herself falling hard for the vampire. Can they overcome the divide between the living and the undead?

Friday, 26 October 2012

Torn (Book 3: The Choice) Teaser and Cover!

So much Lucas and Jonathan today!  Here's a teaser and the cover for Book 3: The Choice:

Chapter 2
Shay couldn’t help feeling nervous and guilty as Lucas led her into the ballroom at The Carolinian Hotel.  Augustan Technologies was holding another party to celebrate the construction of the new headquarters that would begin next week.  She should be elated that Lucas had requested that she be his date.  Hadn’t she just spent the last two weeks longing for him to return to her?  Hadn’t she instinctively chosen his comfort over Jonathan’s after the fiasco at Tempest?
But that didn’t mean that she didn’t feel like shit about how she had treated Jonathan.  He had kept his distance for the past two days.  She hadn’t heard a word from him since that night.  She had considered calling him to apologize, but she was too much of a coward.  Although she should be blissfully happy to be on Lucas’ arm tonight, she couldn’t help thinking of her time with Jonathan.  He had been so sweet to her, had never caused her pain as Lucas had.  Her rational mind told her that she had made the wrong choice; she had rejected the nice guy.  But her irrational gut told her that she hadn’t really had a choice.  Even when she had been with Jonathan, Lucas had never left her thoughts, her heart.  Even now, her body was telling her that she had chosen well.  Her skin tingled where Lucas’ hand touched her bare arm, making it difficult to keep her focus on her tangled thoughts.
She was going to have to force herself to focus, to gather her courage.  Jonathan would certainly be here tonight, and she had to be ready to face him.  Would the passion between them still be there, tempting her?  She would prefer that he was angry at her, pushing her away rather than having to face the prospect of harboring lingering feelings for him.
“Are you alright?  You seem tense.”  Her attention turned to Lucas as he spoke to her softly, concern lacing his tone.  She was caught up in his sincere green gaze.  She didn’t want to lie to him, but the last thing she wanted was to tell him about her feelings towards Jonathan.  Not when she had just won him back.
“I’m just a bit nervous,” she hedged.  There, that would have to do.  She had learned better than to lie to Lucas; he could always tell when she was lying to him.  He frowned down at her, sensing her reticence, but mercifully he said nothing, allowing her to guard her secret.
After a moment, his frown gave way to a small smile.  “Come on,” he said.  “Let’s go do a bit of networking.”  His eyes darkened with lust.  “The sooner we get this over with the sooner we can get to… other things.”  He rubbed the pad of his thumb against her skin, and she shivered slightly at the contact.  “You look beautiful tonight, Shay.”
She dropped her eyes, blushing.  “Thank you,” she murmured.  It still amazed her that he thought of her in that way.  Just a few weeks ago, she would have considered him way out of league, but for some reason he was just as drawn to her as she was to him.  And she wasn’t about to question it lest she jeopardize it.
She allowed Lucas to steer her towards a knot of sharply dressed men and women, straightening her shoulders and preparing to enter the fray.  She knew she was doing well, and it didn’t hurt that Lucas kept turning the conversation in her direction.  Doors were definitely being opened for her tonight, and she was thrilled at the prospect of further advancing her career through managing to snag this contract.  She was confidently asserting herself, and the men and women around her were listening attentively.  But then her throat seized up, cutting off her speech; Jonathan had just entered the room.
“Shay?” Lucas asked, prompting her to rejoin the conversation.  But she couldn’t.  Not now that guilt and dread were pooling in her belly.  She glanced toward him, her eyes apologetic.
“I’m sorry,” she said.  “Please excuse me.”  Lucas’ expression tightened ever so slightly, and she was such a coward that she could no longer bear to meet his eyes.  She turned on her heel and separated herself from the group, barely noticing the rumble of conversation that resumed behind her.
Her first instinct was to run; she wasn’t ready to face Jonathan.  But he was blocking the elevators, so there was no escape that way.  She could go out on the balcony, but she would only be trapped there.
Stop being ridiculous!  What was she going to do, hide out there for the rest of the evening?  Steeling herself, she began to walk toward him.  But then his eyes swept the room, stopping when they landed on her.  She froze, all of her forced confidence leaving her.  She couldn’t do this, couldn’t face him.  But she was trapped in his unreadable blue gaze, unable to move away as he approached her.  He stopped just short of entering her personal space, and she was grateful for that.  The last thing she wanted was to piss Lucas off by seeming to flirt with Jonathan.  It was time for her to set things right, to apologize.  No matter how awkward it would be.
But doing so was going to be even more difficult than she had anticipated.  She couldn’t help the little tremor that ran through her as she gazed up at him.  Anger filled her as she recognized it as desire.  Why did her body have to betray her?  Why had she let herself get into this mess in the first place?
“Hello, Shay,” he said softly.  His voice seemed to caress her name, and heat flared in her loins.
“Jonathan,” she said quickly, wanting to get this over with and escape from him.  “I’m sorry-”
He held up a hand, stopping her.  “You don’t have to apologize, Shay.  I never should have put you in that situation.”  Shay’s jaw dropped.  Now he was apologizing to her?  God, could the guy be any nicer?  It only made her feel shittier for rejecting him.
“I’m perfectly happy to resume our professional relationship,” he continued.  “We are going to be working together for some time, and I wouldn’t want you to feel at all uncomfortable.”  His expression was earnest, his eyes sincere.  Shay could hardly believe it.
“Thank you,” she whispered.  “I’d like that.”
“Have a drink with me?”  He asked.
“Sure,” she said.  It would be beyond rude to decline after how courteous he had just been.  Jonathan flagged down a waitress and handed Shay a glass of champagne.
“To a fresh start,” he toasted her.  She clinked her glass against his politely.  She tipped her head back, taking a longer draw of the drink than was strictly necessary.  The bubbles fizzed pleasantly down her throat, this particular vintage sweeter than she was accustomed to.
“Shall we rejoin the group?”  He asked. 
Shay nodded and was relieved when he let her walk on her own rather than taking her by the arm.  But her stomach dropped when she saw the tightness of Lucas’ expression as they approached together: the lines around his eyes and the thinness of his mouth.  She avoided his gaze as they joined the circle of people, but she couldn’t ignore the uncomfortable tension that seemed to trap her between the two Dominant men on either side of her.  Trying to fight her anxiety, she gulped down her champagne much faster than was wise.  In minutes, her glass was empty, and a woman came to take it from her.  She offered Shay another drink, but she declined; she was already feeling lightheaded.
The conversation seemed to be getting away from her.  Caught in the palpable tension rolling off of Jonathan and Lucas, she couldn’t seem to focus on anything.  She was getting warm, but not in a good way.  A light sheen of sweat broke out on her brow as her anxiety rose.  Finally, she couldn’t take it anymore.  She was so hot; she needed air.  Excusing herself from the group, she made her way out to the balcony.
She gave a sigh of relief as she breathed in the fresh air, but the balmy breeze wasn’t enough to cool her heated skin.  She was starting to feel dizzy, her anxiety getting the better of her.  Within moments, her back was against the wall as she sought its support, the rough bricks lightly scraping her skin.  Closing her eyes, she drew in several deep breaths, trying to stop the spinning in her head.

Torn (Book 2: Jonathan) Now Available!

Exciting news!  Torn: Caught between the Billionaires (Book 2: Jonathan) is now available! http://goo.gl/iwTNu  To celebrate, Book 1: Lucas is FREE today!  Book 3: The Choice will be available soon!  Check back here for more info xxx

Monday, 22 October 2012

Torn (Book 2: Jonathan) Release Date

Exciting news! Torn: Caught between the Billionaires (Book 2: Jonathan) will be released this Friday, 26 October!  If you haven't checked out Book 1: Lucas yet, now is the time :) http://www.amazon.com/Torn-Caught-between-Billionaires-ebook/dp/B009PGK370/ref=la_B008WUCGO8_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1350915841&sr=1-4

Friday, 19 October 2012

Torn (Book 2: Jonathan) Teaser and Cover

For all of you who have read Torn: Caught between the Billionaires (Book 1: Lucas), here is a teaser for Book 2: Jonathan, which will be released next week:

Chapter 1
Shay unconsciously twisted her emerald ring on her finger, around and around, as the flashy red BMW pulled up to The Carolinian Hotel.  Her nervousness rivaled the night that she had first walked into Tempest fetish club all by herself.  Lucas had told her that she had walked into the lion’s den that night.  Only tonight, there would be two lions to contend with, two alpha males that she was foolishly planning to play against each other.  She barely knew Jonathan, but she could tell from the stare-down that he and Lucas had engaged in at the fet club in London that he was not someone to just roll over when challenged.  And the fact that he had been in the club in the first place let her know that he was also a sexual Dominant, just like Lucas.
Shay’s sex pulsed lightly as she recalled the intensity of the two men as she was caught up in their silent confrontation.  Had it really been over her?
Yes, she reassured herself for the thousandth time.  Lucas was definitely acting possessive.  And lust had definitely filled Jonathan’s eyes as he studied her naked body with appreciation.  Shay could hardly grasp the concept of not one but two ridiculously beautiful men desiring her.  Maybe this was all some fantasy that she had just cooked up in her head.  After all, Lucas hadn’t contacted her since they had returned to the US three days ago.
Thank god she hadn’t seen him at the architecture firm since then; she didn’t know if she could see him again and keep a clear head.  It had been all she could do to focus on her work this week, burying herself in drawings and calculations in order to shove back memories of her time in London, of Lucas’ burning green eyes.  And of the coldness that she had seen in them on their last day together.
She could just try to play at his game, to pretend that their weekend meant nothing to her and move on with her life.  But that was impossible now that he had shown her what complete submission could feel like.  She wanted more of it.  And she wanted more of it with him. 
So tonight, she was going to make a play for him, to see which man was the real Lucas: the warm one who mixed rigidity with tenderness, or the cold, closed one who showed her nothing but callousness.  The two sides of him were too disparate to both be genuine.
She felt slightly guilty for using Jonathan in her ploy, but he didn’t seem the type to get bent out of shape over losing a potential conquest.  Where Lucas was all dark intensity, Jonathan gave off a carefree air.  Still, he was a Dom, and she didn’t think that he would take too kindly to being manipulated if he figured out what she was up to.  Hating herself slightly for being disingenuous, Shay swallowed down her niggling doubts about her plan as the car door was opened for her.
Grasping the hand offered to her, Shay glanced up to see that it was Jonathan who was helping her out of the car.  She suddenly needed the aid of that strong hand to steady herself as she took in all of him for the second time.  At six feet tall, he was a few inches shorter than Lucas, but the broadness of his shoulders told her that he was no less muscular.  A mischievous smile was playing around the corners of his full mouth, and his blue eyes danced with a playful light.
“Good evening, Shay,” he said as she fought to balance on her suddenly shaky legs.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Meet Jake and Mallory

If you haven't checked out Captured by the Billionaire yet, or have picked up Pursued or Captured as a freebie, now is the time to get The Complete Series!  You can find it here: http://goo.gl/dja1p

Monday, 15 October 2012

Torn: New Cover

After some deliberation, I have decided to change the cover for Torn: Caught between the Billionaires (Book 1: Lucas).  Here's the new one:

Hope you like!  xxx

Friday, 12 October 2012

Torn Now Available!

Torn: Caught between the Billionaires (Book 1: Lucas) is now available on Amazon! http://goo.gl/Duxku

Happy reading :)

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Dangerous Desires- FREE

Dangerous Desires (Dark Submission 1) is FREE for the next three days on Amazon! http://goo.gl/XzBqw.  This is a paranormal BDSM novel.  So if you enjoyed my Captured by the Billionaire series and want more of strong heroines and sexy Doms, with a heavy dash of danger thrown in the mix, check it out!  If you're interested, there are also two short stories currently available in the series: Switched (Dark Submission 0.5) and Bratting (Dark Submission 1.5).  You don't have to read them in order, but it will add something to your reading experience!  Secret Submissive (Dark Submission 2) will be available this Holiday season, so keep an eye out here for the release date!  Here is the link to an excerpt from Secret Submissive: http://juliasykes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/secret-submissive-first-chapter.html .

Hope you enjoy this series!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Torn: Book 1 Release Date

Exciting news!  Torn: Caught between the Billionaires (Book 1- Lucas) will be available this Thursday, 11 October!  The book will be broken into three parts- Book 1: Lucas, Book 2: Jonathan, and Book 3: The Choice.  Here is the blurb for Lucas:

When Shay Greene finally decides to enter the world of kink by going to Tempest fetish club, she is thrilled to meet one of the sexiest men that she has ever laid eyes on.  Tall and dark with a sexy British accent, Lucas is every inch the Dom of her dreams.  Completely taken in by him, she agrees to be his submissive for the entirety of the next weekend.  So it is to her utter shock when Lucas turns out to be Lucas Cross, the billionaire owner of Augustan Technologies who has hired her to design his new American headquarters.  Despite her reservations, Shay can’t help being helplessly attracted to the gorgeous Brit, and she finds herself being swept off to London, where Lucas demands her complete submission and utter obedience.

But Lucas has secrets, a painful past that he hides from Shay.  He is both surprised and discomfited by his intense attraction to the submissive redhead, and his conflicting feelings cause him to be cold towards her as he denies his burning need for her.

How will Shay deal with his apparent rejection?  Will she fight for Lucas or will she find solace in the arms of another?  Begin the journey with Torn: Caught between the Billionaires (Book 1: Lucas).  And look out for Book 2: Jonathan, coming soon!


Friday, 5 October 2012

Pursued still free

Just wanted to let you know that Pursued (Captured by the Billionaire 1) is still FREE today.  This is the last time that it will be free for the foreseeable future, so get it while you can! http://goo.gl/HwP8h

It's currently #7 free in US Kindle store (erotica), so I'm thrilled!  Thank you so so much, Readers :)


Thursday, 4 October 2012

Torn-Official Cover

Here is the cover for my new book, Torn: Caught between the Billionaires.  Hope you like!  The book will be released by the end of next week.  I'll keep you posted :).

Pursued- FREE today!

Hi all!  Just wanted to let you know that Pursued (Captured by the Billionaire 1) is FREE today on Amazon!  If you like it, check out the rest of the series, or pick up Captured by the Billionaire: The Complete Series.  You can find Pursued here: US http://goo.gl/lQwTP  UK http://goo.gl/181CM

Julia xxx

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


Announcement!  The new novella Torn: Caught between the Billionaires will be released by the end of next week!  I will let you know the exact date soon.

Hope y'all are as excited as I am :). xxx