Friday, March 5, 2010

The Cougar Challenge - Book Five - ASSUME THE POSITIONS by Mari Carr

Seven of the wildest women of erotic romance pull out all the stops in a series about women who dare to take the challenge and experience the delights of sex with a younger man. Women who cast off their cloaks of conventionality and indulge their inner wild woman.

Call it fate or coincidence, but when Autumn Kelley, Rachel Bridges, Camille Stockton, Monica Allen, Elizabeth Winters, and Stevie Jones meet at Romanticon™, an Erotic Romance convention, an instant bond is formed. Not only do they share a love of Erotic Romance, but their lives are traveling remarkably parallel paths. All single due to quirks of fate (or unfaithful men), each of them longs for the kind of sexual adventure and romance they read about in the erotic romance books they so love. And each one is terrified at the idea of trying to pursue that dream.

When the convention ends, the friendship grows. They chat online and by phone and even blog on a private blog Camille sets up. They discuss their fantasies and tease one another about not having the courage to have a “real” Cougar experience. Soon they are joined by an unlikely new member, Edie Howard, unbeknownst to them an ex-supermodel.

One of the women gets a bit tired of “all talk and no action” or as she refers to it “the Elvis song” (a little less conversation a little more action) and challenges everyone to get out there and see what’s available.

And so they do.

Each woman finds her own brand of sexual adventure and perhaps sexual reawakening. And she blogs about it to her friends. They cheer one another on, laugh at the “oops” moments and tease each other good naturedly as their stories unfold.

Books in the Cougar Challenge Series:
1. PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM by Samantha Kane
2. BEAUTY OF SUNSET by Lynne Connolly
3. WINTER’S THAW by Dalton Diaz
4. HOT TO TROT by Desiree Holt
6. SIN ON SKIN by Mari Freeman
7. CAM’S HOLIDAY by Ciana Stone

Come meet the ladies of Cougar Challenge at Romantic Times Booklovers convention. The Cougar Growl on Thursday, April 29 2:30-3:30 will have the authors in person and feature lots of prizes and giveaways. Visit their blog for yummy pictures, posts and details!


Book five of the Cougar Challenge series.

Damn Cougar Challenge!

Rachel’s thankful for the new friends she met while attending an erotica-book convention. They instantly connected and began sharing the relationship woes unique to older single women on their Tempt the Cougar blog. Then Monica issues that challenge… How is Rachel going to convince a younger man to have sex with her? Hell, even she doesn’t want to look at herself naked. To control her growing angst, she makes a list of eligible men then… Nothing. It’s been too long and her divorce was too painful. She’ll never be able to do this.

Ethan, one of Rachel’s physical therapy patients, is pissed when he learns of the challenge. Not because he finds it silly—because he’s not on Rachel’s list! So he does what any self-assured young stud would do. The luscious police officer gives her a copy of the Kama Sutra then asks her to make a new list.

And assume the positions…


WIN - Seven authors, seven books, seven days...each day this week, we'll talk about one of the books in this hot and sexy series from Ellora's Cave and each day, we'll give away a free download of that book to one of the readers who comments that day! All readers who comment on each of this week's seven posts will get their name in the hat for a beautiful tote bag filled with author goodies and signed by the authors at the 2009 RomantiCon! Please be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you're one of our winners.


  1. Oooh this story sounds scandalously yummy!

    Happy Reading
    Anna Shah Hoque

  2. I enjoyed the excerpt! Sounds like it is going to be a great book!

  3. Love to find how they do in the Karma Sutra positions. Sounds like an interesting story.

    armiefox at yahoo dot com

  4. Ooh... this one sounds delicious, Mari! And I love stories where one of the characters just blows the other's assumptions out of the water (in a good way!) This sounds like one of those stories!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  5. I already have this book but just wanted to say that it is great!

  6. A sexy young cop and the Kama Sutra....what more could a girl want? The excerpt was great and this whole series sounds like something I want.

  7. This sounds like it would be a lot of fun to read.

  8. I have been eyeing this book on EC. Sounds like you had fun writing this story.

  9. This is one HOT story. I loved all the Kama Sutra positions they tried in Assume the Positions and want to experiment...all I need is my own Cougar pet.

  10. The excerpt was so fun, I love Ethan's confidence.

  11. Sounds like a great book and fun to read.

  12. I love Mari Carr's works, so I know I won't be disappointed.

    Tracey D

  13. I love Mari Carr's work....I already have this book so please do not enter me in the contest.

  14. Oh I am a sucker for men in uniform!

    mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

  15. Great, great teaser...Who can resist wanting to know what comes next?????? Jean

  16. Hi Mari,
    I just got done reading Erotic Research and really enjoyed it, and have been looking forward to getting Assume the Positions. Looks like another great read and would love to win it!!!