Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Cougar Challenge - Book Two - BEAUTY OF SUNSET by Lynne Connolly

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!

BEAUTY OF SUNSET By: Lynne Connolly
Book two of the Cougar Challenge series.

When Edie Howard meets cosmetic surgeon John Sung, she can’t think of anything except getting the younger man naked. Her friends on the Tempt the Cougar blog remind Edie of her promise—to seduce a younger man. It’s time for Edie to take action.

Dr. John Sung takes one look at Edie and knows he can’t operate on her. He signs off as her doctor and makes her a bet—if he can make her love her body as it is, she won’t have any surgery.

John’s bet involves close examinations—and torrid, sleepless nights. Their passion is far more than either expects, and John begins to wonder if he’ll ever get enough of this woman. Edie just counts her blessings and hopes their


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  1. Oh wow...I just read the excerpt and now am dying to read the rest of the story. This sounds like an awesome read.

    Happy Reading
    Anna Shah Hoque

  2. Great excerpt and premise for a story. I love seeing a strong heroine who knows what she wants and goes after it.

    Will these authors be continuing with more books in this series? I love this kind of storyline and hope to see even more books with the older woman/younger man theme.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  3. The excerpt has me hooked, Lynne, what an interesting bet he made.


  4. I am looking forward to reading the reat of this story.

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  5. I really enjoyed the excerpt!! Please add my name in the hat.

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  6. I enjoyed the excerpt and look forward in reading these stories.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  7. Loved the excerpt and look forward to reading the rest of the story. Love the premise of the cosmetic surgeon trying to talk the patient out of surgery.


  8. This sounds like a really interesting story!


  9. Ooh, thanks for sharing today, Lynne! I'm definitely adding this to the TBB! I can't wait to see what Dr. Sung has to say to Edie!

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  10. A man making a woman love her body sounds like a book I will definitely enjoy.

  11. This one sounds like a good read to reaffirm personal self worth without the social pressures of beauty. :D

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  12. I've been away without the Internet, so I couldn't comment before, but thanks so much for your comments!
    And yes, I want to do more stories in the series. I have one in mind, one of Edie's best friends, a businesswoman who needs loosening up a little...