Catch Me If You Can…
Ah, the capture fantasy. This is one of those romance tropes that’s always done it for me. It’s the mix of alpha males, heavy seduction and wickedly sexy scenes that stoke my fire. But I realize that it’s a huge turn-off for some readers. Different strokes, right?
For me the appeal is fairly primal. There’s something hot about being snatched up by some sinfully sexy guy. Don’t we all want to be so tempting, so alluring, that a man just has to have us?
Because I’m a sucker for romances with high stakes, I always enjoy the journey the couples take. There are a lot of emotional punches in these kinds of tales. From learning to live in alien surroundings to understanding the nuances of a new culture, there are emotional highs and lows as the couples navigate these tricky waters and discover more about one another.
I always shied away from writing one of these super sexy tales because these books were sort of my guilty pleasure. Then, finally, I thought screw it. I’m writing me some ridiculously hot capture romance—and the Grabbed series was born.
In this series, descendants of Earth humans who left our planet on generational ships have settled on a small, quarantined planet given to them by the Harcos, dominant race in their new solar system. These technologically advanced, hulking warriors offer their protection to the people of Calyx in exchange for food, natural resources—and women.
***Grabbed By Vicious Excerpt***
She’d never run so fast in her life. Lungs burning and ribs aching, Hallie leapt over a downed log and hit the mossy ground running. Her heart raced as she sprinted through the woods.
She couldn’t get caught. She had to evade the wild-eyed, vicious-looking man hot on her tail.
Her gaze darted around the forest for natural markers. She’d studied the grid all morning and had mentally mapped out various routes through the woods, all of them leading her straight to the safe zone. If she reached that space of refuge first, she couldn’t be Grabbed, couldn’t be claimed by one of those fearsome warriors from the sky ships.
Panic gripped her belly at the sound of snapping twigs and rustling brush behind her. She kicked up her pace, bare feet pounding the ground even quicker. Though her thighs and calves were on fire, she had to go faster. She might collapse when she reached the safe zone but that was better than being captured by that blue-eyed devil.
They were a strange people, these Harcos warriors. Unlike her ancestors who had arrived in this star system aboard a generational ship from Earth, the Harcos people were native to this sector. They were a warrior race of incredibly technologically advanced humans. They were larger than the average Earth descendant and ascribed to a rigid, militaristic society.
But they’d given Hallie’s ancestors this small planet named Calyx. Instead of firing upon the generational ship that had limped into their solar system, they’d rendered aid and brought her ancestors here to this beautiful, wild place. They’d established a sort of quarantine around the planet and viewed those Earth pioneers as an endangered species of sorts. No one came on to the planet, and no one got off, for nearly four hundred years.
Until the war raging in the system spilled on to Calyx and the insurgents came…
Hallie’s ears perked to the crunch of twigs and ground cover under heavy boots. She gulped but kept running. The image of the massive warrior made her belly tremble.
She’d noticed him watching her from the dais before the Grab began. One glimpse of the white-haired man who towered over the others had struck fear in her heart. She’d never seen a shade of hair that pale on a man in his prime, nor had she ever seen arms so thick and corded. The all-black military garb didn’t do much to soften his intimidating image. She’d noticed the insignia on the left side of his chest. He wasn’t a mere soldier. The man was an officer, which meant he was the most ruthless of the ruthless, one so brutal and vicious he’d managed to survive countless battles and proved himself more merciless than the other men.
And he wanted her.
Lo is giving away the following prizes on her tour:
Grand Prize: $25 gift card to Amazon to ONE lucky winner
Runners-Up: FOUR(4) runners-up will receive winners choice of GRABBED BY VICIOUS or CAUGHT BY MENACE (winners that would like CAUGHT BY MENACE will have a few weeks wait until the books is realeased).
SERIES SPOTLIGHT INFO:
Grabbed Series, Book 1
Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his new bride. He takes her down and places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her.
Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent the last twenty-four years rising through the ranks. This dark-haired sprite ensnared him with one glance. Now she is his reward.
Despite her fear of Vicious, Hallie surrenders under his skillful hands and mouth. Vicious makes a promise to her. If she’ll submit to him, she’ll know only pleasure and comfort. After a lifetime of hardship, his offer tempts her greatly.
One night with Hallie and Vicious feels his protective instincts flaring. He’ll do anything to make her happy and keep her safe, even if that means surrendering his heart. Though he intended to master her, Vicious realizes it may be his sweet Hallie who masters him.
Grabbed Series, Book 2
Menace’s plan to catch a sweet, docile woman is shot to hell when he’s tackled by a dark-haired beauty who wants to save her friend from being Grabbed. Refusing to leave the planet’s surface empty handed, Menace claims the spitfire with his collar.
Naya clawed her way off the streets of Connor’s Run and vowed to never let any man have control over her. She plans to make Menace so miserable he’ll set her free but the ruggedly sexy warrior disarms her with his unexpected patience and kindness.
Against her better judgment, Naya surrenders to Menace’s masterful hands and mouth. Submitting to her new husband brings her more pleasure and happiness than she’d ever imagined possible. For the first time in her life, she willingly trusts a man to protect her.
But when her past misdeeds catch up with her, Naya puts the depth and strength of that love to the test. Determined to show her he’s worthy of her trust, Menace will stop at nothing to save her.
Release Date TBA
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
While browsing bookstore shelves as a teenager, Lo discovered the erotic writings of Anaïs Nin and A.N. Roquelaure. Certain her mother would not approve, Lo smuggled the books home and squirreled them away in the most likely of places: under her bed. Late at night, she delved into the sensual worlds both writers created.
As a co-ed studying biochemistry and genetics at Texas A&M University, Lo dabbled in creating naughty tales to entertain her friends. Study for a midterm or pen a deliciously dirty story to delight her small band of fans? Not surprisingly, Lo is now on an extended sabbatical from college.
Luckily, Lo stumbled onto the world of erotic romance publishers. She realized there were other readers and writers who loved and craved breathtaking romance with the spiciest of love scenes. She took a chance and submitted her first novella. The rest is history.
Lo lives in Texas with her husband, daughter and big blubbering Great Dane with mommy issues. She also writes super sexy romances and scorching hot erotica with a New Adult flavor under the pen name Roxie Rivera.
Connect with Lolita:
Lolita Lopez’s GRABBED Series Blog Tour
5/06 – 5/19
5/06 – Romance Junkies
5/07 – Book Lovin Mamas
5/09 – United by Books
5/10 – My Reading Obsession
5/11 – Tiffy-Fit’s
5/13 – Salacious Reads
5/13 – Riverina Romantics
5/14 – Wicked Readings
5/15 – Book Monster Reviews
5/16 – Close Encounters
5/17 – Larissa’s Bookish Life
5/17 – Salacious Reads
5/18 -Ramblings From This Chick
5/19 – Reading Between The Wines