Thursday, January 20, 2011

Today's Special -- Monica Burns

Does it feel like you're experiencing déjà vu? Don't worry, you're not. We are thrilled to welcome paranormal and historical author Monica Burns back to The Romance Dish again! This time she's dishing about her upcoming March release, Pleasure Me. This one is a sexy historical that has USA Today Bestselling author Julianne MacLean saying, "I loved every passionate, captivating word of Pleasure Me. I have never anticipated a love scene with such fervor before. This book will enchant you." Sounds delicious, doesn't it?! Read on to find out more....

Hi everyone! Wasn’t I just here a few days ago? Oh right! That was to tell everyone about my Pleasure Me With Romance Blog Party for those of you who love historical romance. I hope you’ve checked out the event, which started this past Monday. There are a lot of big names to come, including the spectacular Anna Campbell. I’m sure you’ll enjoy her post and all the others.

So today at the Romance Dish (thanks to the ladies here for having me back so quick), I’m here to talk up my upcoming March release Pleasure Me. It’s a little different from my recent books, and I thought I’d serve up my virgin hero in a unique way today.

Yep, a virgin hero. Now I’m not talking about him being roasted or fried and served up for dinner. I’m referring to a dish I concocted in honor of the ladies here. I’ve loved the recipes I’ve found here on the Dish, so I thought a “Book” recipe might be a little change of pace and fitting for this particular blog post.

Pleasure Me Cake

1 dark-haired younger virgin hero with a physical defect
1 well-experienced older heroine just dumped for younger woman
2 silk ribbons
1 hot seduction
3 villains who despise virgin hero
1 murder and a framed hero
1 sacrificed reputation
Several dozen well-cut diamonds
Dash of sweet orphans

Mix together younger virgin hero with older heroine to create sizzling sexual tension. Stir gently until it bubbles like melted chocolate. Add hot seduction with silk ribbons for a tie me up, blindfold me scene. Increase temperature and add villains, one murder victim, and a framed hero. Bring to steady boil then add sacrificed reputation to save recipe. Let cool and serve with diamonds and cute orphans.

So does this recipe sound like one you might like to try? What ingredient do you think will make this treat pleasure you the most?


Pleasure Me
by Monica Burns

A courtesan afraid of true love…
And a gentleman ashamed of his true nature.

Youth and beauty are a courtesan’s greatest assets. At forty-one, Lady Ruth Attwood appears to have lost both, as her latest lover just abandoned her for a younger mistress. Struggling with the knowledge that she’s no longer considered desirable, she’s uncertain whether to be offended or flattered when a younger man makes her an unusual offer. In need of funds, she agrees. But then she does the unthinkable. She falls in love.

Despite his reputation as a man’s man, Baron Garrick Stratfield has never been with a woman. His physical impairment is such that he knows not even a whore will touch him, and he needs a mistress who’s willing to be kept without sharing his bed. But passion is just a delicious kiss away because his new mistress is wreaking havoc with his senses. Worse yet, someone is not only out to ruin his reputation, but frame him for murder.

And don't forget about Monica's Please Me With Romance Blog event going on NOW at her blog! Lots of great guest authors and lots of great prizes!


  1. I love the recipe, and the trailer is great!

  2. The trailer was really god Monica. Your Book Recipe is so unique Monica. I think when you have melted chocolate and hot seduction you surely don't have to worry about your recipe rising :)
    Carol L

  3. Monica

    I love that receipe whoo hoo sounds very yummy

    Have Fun

  4. Congratulations on the new book! I am intrigued about everything in the recipe and wondering how the diamonds fit in.

  5. Hello and welcome back, Monica! I have Pleasure Me and can't wait to read it. *g* Garrick sounds positively yummilicious!

    LOVE the recipe! What a great idea. Definitely sounds like something I'd like to try. ;-)

  6. aahh yum! Sounds delish and looking forward to trying it :)

    Congrats on the upcoming release, enjoy the celebration. :)

  7. Isn't that trailer terrific, Angela?! Makes me want to read the book NOW. :)

  8. That's exactly my thoughts, Carol! The recipe is so unique. Monica did a great job with it!

  9. Helen, doesn't it sound like something you'd like to try? ;-)

  10. Maureen, I'm wondering that, too! Monica wrote the perfect recipe to make us want more. How many more days until it releases? LOL

  11. LOL, gamistress66! There's something special and delish about a virgin hero, isn't there?

  12. Hi Monica! I love the recipe! I can't wait to read this book! :)

  13. Monica, Monica, Monica,

    You keep teasing us with that physical defect! That and the silk ribbons play a big role in their first meeting. I can't wait!

  14. Gorgeous trailer, intriguing premise, delicious recipe! Can't wait to read it, Monica!

  15. Monica, I can't wait to read Pleasure Me. And that trailer and recipe...fabulous!

  16. Folks I'm at the day job and they're slamming down hard so I need to make this all in one quick post.

    Angela, Carol So glad you like the trailer

    Helen, glad you enjoyed the recipe
    Maureen, I love the diamond scene!!

    Andrea so glad to be back glad you like the trailer and recipe

    Gamistress thanks for the congrats

    Thanks Trish I hope you enjoy the book

    Artemis, I love to tease

  17. PJ and Gannon so glad you loved the recipe and the trailer. I hope you enjoy Pleasure Me.

  18. Wow! What a recipe and what a trailer. I can't wait to read Pleasure me.

  19. The recipe is delightful and I am definitely intrigued. How long do I have to wait?

  20. Christine, So glad you like the recipe and the trailer. I can't wait for readers to read Pleasure Me!

    Diana, So glad I piqued your interest about the book. Pleasure Me comes out March 1st. You can read the first three chapters here,

    If you like the read and want to buy the book, Amazon is selling it for only a few cents more than a mass market paperback.

  21. Oooo, it sounds good! I'll definitely add it to my list. A virgin hero... I think I've only read one romance with a virgin hero! Physical deformity... I'm intrigued!!! Older woman... ROCK ON!!! ;-)

  22. Trisha, you can read mine....after you finish this semester. ;-)

  23. I know, Artemis! She is such a tease. *g*

  24. Wow is right! I hope you enjoy it, Christine!

    March 1st can't come fast enough, huh, Dianna?!

  25. Monica M, I think Monica B hit the jackpot with this recipe. It contains all the ingredients that we want in a romance, doesn't it?!

  26. From your lips to God's ears, Andrea. The past two days have served up nothing but heartache. Actually heartache that can rival Garrick's and Ruth's! *grin* So I'd love to have a hit on my hands.

    And I keep telling folks who can't afford to buy to call their local library and ask for it to be shelved. Most libraries will order books that are requested by patrons. Sale for me, Free Read for you and exposure to new readers. :-D

  27. Great recipe! I love the book trailer, too!

  28. So glad you like the recipe and trailer, Sheree

  29. Like the trailer.
    The recipe idea is great. Sounds delicious.
    This will be a book I'll have to look for.

  30. So glad you like the premise of the book. I hope you pick up Pleasure Me, enjoy it and spread the word.

  31. Would like to remind everyone that I'm still throwing my blog party now through March 1st with lots of great historical authors posting. I hope you'll come by and chat.

    As always Dish ladies, thanks for having me!