Thursday, January 21, 2010

Celebrating the Release of Cris Anson's PUNISHMENT AND MERCY

Today we're celebrating the Ellora's Cave release of Cris Anson's PUNISHMENT AND MERCY.


Cris firmly believes that love is the greatest gift...to give or to receive. In her writing, she lives for the moment when her characters realize they love each other, usually after much antagonism and conflict. And when they express that love physically, Cris keeps a fire extinguisher near the keyboard in case of spontaneous combustion.

After suffering the loss of her real-life hero/husband of twenty-two years, Cris has picked up the pieces of her life and tries to remember only the good times...slow-dancing with him to the Big-Band sound of Glenn Miller's music, vacations to scenic national parks in a snug recreational vehicle, his tender and fierce love, his unflagging belief in her ability to write stories that touch the heart as well as the libido. Bits and pieces of his tenacity, optimism, code of honor and lust for life will live on in her imaginary heroes.

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Widowed Mercy Walcott is too horny for the repressive Massachusetts Bay Colony of 1694, so when she gets flogged in the village square for sexual congress outside matrimony, her father forces her to marry the blacksmith, Seth Burroughs. Strong, virile, dominant and insatiable, Seth tames her. Up to a point.

The young acolyte, Adam Putnam, falls hard for the delectable beauty he's forced to subdue while the Reverend doles out her punishment. Watching her bare ass getting redder and her delectable thighs wetter, he experiences his first orgasm under his churchly robes -in full view of the citizenry.

Mercy remembers the feel of him as she squirmed away from the whip and against his sinewy body. She inveigles Seth to indenture him as an apprentice. Adam is torn between his carnal desire for the woman he's coming to love and his innate scruples. How can he withstand temptation when Seth encourages his wife to make love to Adam? And how can Adam look his friend in the eye after he does?

An new erotic historical from Cris Anson and Ellora's Cave.

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WIN - Leave Cris a question or comment today here at her Cyber Launch Party and include your email address and your name goes in the hat for a free download of the winner's choice from Cris Anson's backlist! A winner will be announce right here tomorrow, so be sure and check back - Good Luck!



20 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new release Cris - Wow does this one sound hot!!! Is this your first historical? And what made you pick this time period as the setting for your book.

    I wish you the best with the new book and I hope it's your best seller yet!

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  2. Hi DeNita, thanks for having me here today. Yes, PUNISHMENT AND MERCY is my first historical. The heroine, Mercy, chose the setting and era, not me. I could just see the poor horny woman being punished in the town square and thought, well, at least she's not going to be hanged for a witch. I guess that's how I chose 1694, two years after the hysteria of Salem died down. It was such fun researching that time period and trying to get the "voice" done right.
    Cris

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  3. I just have to tell you that your words,photograph, and website are so eloquent. Such great energy and it all works well together.
    lenikaye@yahoo.com

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  4. Hi Cris!
    congrats on the release! the book sounds very interesting and it's now on my wishlist with your Dance series!
    your post is really deeply-moving *hugs* I wish you all the best for the future!
    Ina

    inale87 at gmx dot at

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  5. Congratulations on the new release. You've been added to my lists of authors. This is one HOT book!

    ainfinger@comcast.net

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  6. Ah, congratulations, Cris! I have all the "dance" books so I'm looking forward to this one.

    Heh. I started one set at Plimoth colony but I have a notion is wouldn't come near to the delight of yours! The house hunk has several Mayflower ancestors so I'll be very interested to see how your story ends up!

    anny cook

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  7. Hi Leni, thanks for your kind words about my Website. I love it too. I'll forward your praise to my Web Mistress.

    To Ina, I appreciate your hugs. I needed many of them over the past couple of years, but now I'm back to being a citizen of the world and I know Ed is looking down at me and smiling at my success. He should be - he's the inspiration for the determined blacksmith in PUNISHMENT AND MERCY :-)

    Cris

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  8. Hi Andrea, I'm glad you like HOT because that's how my characters tell me they like it. I was actually surprised when Seth went down on....erm, I guess I can't say that here, can I? I can say that I think it's my hottest one to date.

    Cris

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  9. Hi Anny, I actually got a lot of my historical information on names, dress, morals, etc., by researching the Salem Witch Trials, and set my story around that time (I know, I know, I'm lazy). I also set the story a half day's journey away from Salem, so that it would be more rural than the coast. I'd love to read a story set in Plimouth colony.

    Cris

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  10. Hi, Cris.

    What is your opinion on book trailers? Do you think they help in book sales?

    Thanks,
    Tracey D

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  11. Hi Tracey, having not done them myself, I can't speak from experience, but I know of a number of Ellora's Cave authors who swear by them. I think it's like with chats, blogs, interviews, and other promo ideas -- the individual content makes the difference.

    Cris

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  12. Congratulations on your new release, this book sounds smokin' hot. I can't wait to read it.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  13. I'm definitely adding Punishment and Mercy to my wish list. I love the blurb. Congrats on your new book!

    cldivineATyahooDOTcom

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  14. This sounds like an intriguingly hot book--my favorite kind. With the ebook explosion, do you have an ereader and if so, what kind?

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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  15. Please bear with me, I've suddenly been having problems with Google and Blogger and I don't know what I did wrong.

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  16. Hooray, I'm back! I won't close my computer ever again LOL

    Now. Linda, I swear, I've typed this message a dozen times. I hope it goes through this time.

    I'm glad you like the heat level of PUNISHMENT AND MERCY. I think it's the hottest book I've written so far.

    Cris

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  17. Hey Booklover, I just have to love your photo. That man can visit me any time LOL

    Cris

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  18. Hi Joder, I owned an original Rocket eBook way back in '02? '03? It worked great until I dropped it and like Humpty Dumpty, it couldn't get put back together. Right now my head is spinning with all the offerings. The Kindle is cool but I don't like that I can't download books directly from Ellora's Cave on that reader. I'm leaning towards a Sony eReader, but want to see what noise Apple will make in the next few days.

    Cris

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  19. My thanks to everyone who posted here. I hope you enjoyed the peek into PUNISHMENT AND MERCY.

    DeNita will post a winner tomorrow.

    Good night all, and happy reading,
    Cris

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  20. Thanks to everyone for celebrating Cris Anson's new release with her!

    Congrats to INA!!! You win a free download of one of Cris' backlist - she'll email you for your choice, so head to her website to check out her books!

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