Author Guest Post: Anne Calhoun + Giveaway


Fiction Vixen is pleased to welcome author Anne Calhoun today.

 Uncommon Pleasure by Anne Calhoun

From a “fresh and imaginative” (The Romance Studio) voice in erotic romance come the tales of two women, each daring to challenge the toughest of men…but in these edgy, heated encounters, the greatest thing she’ll risk is her heart.

In Over the Edge, after a tragic incident during Ty Hendricks’ last tour of duty he cut off all connection with anyone he cares about—until a night with Lauren Kincaid draws him reluctantly back into the world. Lauren sees a wounded man in danger of losing everything to his inner demons, but the sensual, no-holds-barred fight for Ty’s soul could cost Lauren her heart.

In All on the Line, Abby Simmons fell hard for Lieutenant Sean Winthrop, but he sacrificed their relationship when he deployed to Afghanistan. Now he’s home, full of regrets and intent on winning back the woman he never forgot. Abby gives Sean her body but holds her heart aloof, until one night of pleasure forces her to choose her U.S. Marine…or life without him, forever.

Hey, Baby…What’s Your Type? (Part Two)

Lauren , the heroine in my latest release, UNCOMMON PLEASURE, was really fun for me to write. She’s a petroleum geologist who grew up in a military family, so she’s not intimidated by strong, dominant men. She’s also not afraid of her sexuality, so when she sees something she wants – in this case, Ty Hendricks, former Marine and current roughneck on an oil rig – she asks him out. But Ty, who’s hiding a dark side under his devil-may-care attitude, may prove to be more than Lauren can actually handle.

Abby Simmons, the other heroine, hasn’t quite reached Lauren’s confidence, but she’s actively working on it. She’s younger than Lauren, far less experienced, and totally heartbroken after her boyfriend, Sean Winthrop, broke up with her while he was serving a tour in Afghanistan. A series of events has forced her to grow up hard and fast during Sean’s absence. When he reappears in her life – catching her in the apartment of her “friends with benefits” – Abby’s convinced she doesn’t want Sean back, but Sean’s just as determined to earn a place into Abby’s life again.

Lauren and Abby represent two sides of the same coin. They’re both struggling to come to terms with what it means to love a man who’s all in, no matter whether the purpose is self-destruction or saving the world. Walking life’s road with men who never give anything less than 110% isn’t easy, but it’s so worth the struggle and heartache.

Do you have a favorite heroine type? Do you prefer an inexperienced woman coming into her own, or one who walks into a situation with open eyes knowing the consequences may bite her in the butt afterwards? A mix of the two? Comment with your favorite heroine type to win a copy of UNCOMMON PLEASURE!

Open to all. You have until end of day March 15 to enter, winner will be announced soon after.

Prize(s) provided by: Anne Calhoun

No purchase necessary to win. You must be 18 or over to enter, void where prohibited. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. FVBR is not being compensated for this giveaway. If the winner declines to accept or fails to claim their prize within 72 hours of the announcement, they forfeit their prize(s). Prize distribution is the sole responsibility of the giveaway sponsor. Fiction Vixen Book Reviews will not be held responsible for lost or misdirected prizes or for circumstances beyond our control. More information here.

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  1. Elizabeth H. says

    I like a heroine who comes into her own. I love watching the development and growth of the character! Thanks for the chance to win, the book sounds great!!

  2. says

    I like a mix but usually it depends on the hero for me. If the hero is over-bearing then I prefer a strong woman. I like to see her knock him back a little bit. This looks awesome!

  3. Ashley says

    I much prefer a strong heroine who goes after what she wants. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. may says

    I think I like inexperienced woman coming into her own… BUT definitely not a weak one though… just inexperienced…

  5. Negine says

    I would say that I like both types of Heroines. It all depends on the Hero and their chemistry together. Thanks for the giveaway. Love Anne Calhoun’s writing.

  6. Maureen says

    I like all different types of heriones, I just want her actions to fit the person that I have gotten to know in the story.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  7. Tuesday says

    I like the heroine who knows going in she may regret it later but is willing to risk it! Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

  8. says

    I like a mix of the experienced and the coming into her own. Either way, I like heroines who are not ashamed of their sexuality.

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  9. says

    The most important things for me is that the heroine isn’t stupid. She may be innocent or more kickass and have her own charm if she has some common sense and smartness.

    Congrats on your release, so excited! 😀

  10. Debbie says

    Either way, character development is essential and it takes a good writer to make a great character. I also agree with the person who said that it depends on the hero and the chemistry. Ever since I read Fighting Fair, I have been an Anne Calhoun fan. I would love to read this one. Thanks!

  11. erinf1 says

    thanks for the great post and congrats to Anne on the new release! I think a combo of the both. But a great story trumps all :)

  12. Diane Sallans says

    I want a smart, confident heroine with a sense of humor; someone who listens and can communicate her feelings and that supports those she loves and gives her unconditional support.

  13. infinitieh says

    Either way is fine by me as long as there is character growth.

    I love this HAWT Paul Marron cover!

  14. Mary Preston says

    I do like a heroine who makes intelligent choices – most of the time at least.


  15. kare_bear83 says

    Love a heroine who is smart and can hold her own, especially when faced with an alpha hero!

  16. donnas says

    Mostly a mix. I like them to be smart, able to hold their own and not making stupid decisions

  17. lani says

    i like mix of them, strong, smart, brave and a little crazy. lol.
    thanks for the giveaway.

  18. Heather k says

    I love the tough on the outside, but a complete marshmallow on the inside! If the hero is man enough to keep at it, he’ll get the best reward.

  19. Angila says

    Depends on my mood and the type of book it is but I do love a sassy heroine who put her guy or guys in their place. Makes for some good fun.

  20. Kami Bryant says

    I prefer a tough, spunky, strong willed female protagonist who takes control from the very beginning. I don’t like heroines that start out weak and then toughen up toward the end. I don’t have the patience for it. I want my heroines to take charge from page one.

  21. Karen C says

    I’ll say both types of heroines because the ‘one size fits all’ just doesn’t work in all situations.

  22. CassandraG says

    Like both and a heroine who really knows how to pack a mean punch when the need arises.