Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Guest Blog & Giveaway with Author Lilly Cain

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Please help me welcome author Lilly Cain here today to celebrate the release of Undercover Alliance from Carina Press! She's whipped up a fabulous guest blog along with all the goodies on her book. And as an added goodie, Lilly is giving away a little something for one commenter that you'll find out about at the bottom of her guest post. AND there's also a little something for everyone, so don't miss it!

Welcome, Lilly!

Stop, Look and Listen

Thank you for having me here today, Talina! On Monday, the third book in my The Confederation Treaty series from Carina Press, Undercover Alliance, released in ebook format. Sometime in the next few days it will also be released as an audible book.

It’s been an interesting experience, having the series come out as audible books with Audible.Com, and I can’t wait to see what they’ve done with the third book. Each of my long novellas have been read by a different performer.

With Alien Revealed, the first in the series, I was really amazed to hear the language of the Inarrii – the alien species chose for first contact with humans by the Confederacy – spoken aloud. The reader had an awesome accent, almost Russian sounding. It wasn’t quite like I imagined, but it was fascinating. Listen to a sample here: Alien Revealed (the sample button is right under the cover picture). The performer was Marianne Fruelo, and I think she did an awesome job. Really fluent, although I wonder how many times she had to read over the Inar words, LOL.

In book two of the series, The Naked Truth, I had a new reader and I was worried how she might handle the emotion of the book. It’s sci-fi erotic romance, but Asler Kiis, my hero, has a lot of depth and some intense feelings as both an investigator / judge and therapist, a special Inarrii position called an Examiner. I think the performer, Victoria Hammerstein, did a good job, although I wasn’t all that keen on her sample. Listen here: The Naked Truth.

In book three, the second last novella in the series called Undercover Alliance, the key thing in the reading will be getting across the urgency of the action, without later sacrificing the tenderness between the tough lady warrior and the undercover human spy. I have yet to hear what this will be like, as I am penning this blog a few days ahead of the release. But I am really excited to find out.

Have any of you listened to an audio book? Was it romance? Action? Sci-fi or mystery? Did you think that the reader conveyed what the author was hoping for?

I’m hosting a little giveaway, one lucky commenter will receive an invitation to review all the books in my ‘New Releases’ page on my website and chose any book they’d like to have in ebook format (I’d love to give away an audible version but I have yet to figure out how to transfer those, sorry!). Enjoy! PS – don’t chose Return to Me – it’s free this week on Amazon!

Lilly Cain
The Confederacy Treaty Series – Alien Revealed, The Naked Truth, and coming June 25th, Undercover Alliance! From Carina Press

Undercover Alliance 
The Confederacy Treaty 
Book 3
By Lilly Cain

Available in Ebook At:

Back of the Book

Sarina is scarred. Her L'inar, the curving nerve lines that enable Inarrii to experience their full sexuality, were severed in battle and she can no longer reach completion. Until she accepts a job as bodyguard to the human ambassador John Bennings, and is astonished to discover that they share a mental bond—a mirrored pathway of thoughts that will allow Sarina to climax.
When John's the target of an attack and they are forced into hiding, he's not sorry to be in close quarters with the compelling Sarina. They explore their erotic connection, and John is happy to demonstrate that humans have more sexual skills than Sarina thought.
To prove that she is whole and rejoin her Inarrii clan, Sarina needs John to bring her to climax in public in accordance with tradition. With a roomful of Inarrii and humans watching, will John be willing to perform as Sarina needs—and will their public display make John vulnerable to another attack?

The Naked Truth
The Confederacy Treaty 
Book 2
Carina Press

Available in Ebook At:

Back of the Book 
Captain Susan Branscombe was the victim of brutal torture at the hands of terrorists. Though rescued, she’s now facing an equally brutal accusation: treason.
The only way she can prove her innocence is to allow Asler Kiis, a Confederacy Examiner, to delve into the depths of her mind. Asler is Inarri, the alien race that made contact with Earth just months before. His duty is to find the truth, but when he explores Susan’s mind he can’t resist drawing her into a more intimate experience.
Susan takes comfort in Asler’s heated sensuality. Their erotic sensory exploration chases away the darkness and her body aches for more. But as their desire reaches new limits Susan finds it difficult to suppress the memories she is desperate to forget.
Is the passion they share enough to let Susan push aside her fear and trust Asler, not only with her mind and body but with her ever-opening heart?

Alien Revealed
The Confederacy Treaty 
Book 1
by Lilly Cain
Carina Press

Available in Ebook At:

Back of the Book
Inarrii agent Alinna Gaerrii was tasked with observing the Starforce base on Earth. Crash landing her observation pod onto the base was not part of her mission briefing. Neither was making m’ittar—mind contact—with Major David Brown, the human who discovered her amongst the wreckage.
David thinks she’s a psychologist sent to evaluate his Special Forces team, and Alinna goes along with his misconception, seizing the opportunity to observe humans up close. But their daily contact has unexpected side effects, and Alinna soon invades David’s dreams. Through their intimate mental connection she allows him to express his forbidden physical desires.
Alinna delights in the sensory exploration and grows excited by the prospect of a treaty with the humans and a potential life mate in David. But an attack from an unknown ship sends the base into chaos, and Alinna may be forced to reveal her lie, erasing all hope of a successful treaty, and driving David away forever…

About the Author:
Lilly Cain is a wild woman with a deep throaty laugh, plunging necklines and a great lover of all things sensual - perfume, chocolate, silk! She never has to worry about finding a date or keeping a man in line. She keeps her blond hair long and curly, wears beautiful clothes and loves loud music. Lilly lives her private life in the pages of her books.
Lilly lives in Atlantic Canada, although she spent eight years in Bermuda, enjoying the heat and the pink sands. She returned to her homeland so she could see the changing of the seasons once again. When not writing she paints, swills coffee and vodka (but not together), and fights her writing pals for chocolate.
When not living up to her pen name, Lilly is a single mom who loves reading and writing, dabbling in art and loving and caring for her two daughters. She loves romance and the freedom erotic fantasy provides her imagination. She loves the chilling moments in her novels as much as the steaming hot interludes. Her stories are an escape and a release, and she hopes that they can give you that power, too.

Media Links:

Website – www.lillycain.com

Publisher (books also available on Amazon etc, and available as an audiobook at Audible.com) www.carinapress.com

Group blog - http://contactinfinitefutures.wordpress.com/

Facebook – www.facebook.ca/LillyCain

Twitter – www.twitter.com/LillyCain


  1. Hi, Lilly! Congrats on your newest release--it sound awesome! I have not listened to an audio book yet (unless you count the books on tape that I used to listen to with the kids in the car--ones like "Jamberry" and "Mr. Bear's Chair" and "Thomas in Trouble" and "Horace and Morris Join the Chorus ;)) I've heard good things about them in general, but haven't figured out how I'd fit them in. Also, I'm not sure I'd be entirely comfortable with romance as an audio book, especially any with hot scenes... Then again, I probably shouldn't knock it until I try it!

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  2. I haven't listened to any audio books but I really have been contemplating getting into them because I commute 2 hours everyday I work...It would be a great way to spend that time in my car. Love your covers...so beautiful!

  3. I downloaded Return To Me, which sounds really good to me. I've also read all them blurbs from the Confederacy Treaty. Very different from the vampire romance that I read but sound really interesting. Also I haven't listened to an audiobook yet, although I think I should one day. my husband is always yelling at me because I fall asleep with my phone on. Sometimes I want to read a book so bad, but I am too exhausted to keep my eyes open. At least with an audiobook I can close my eyes and just listen. Well, off to read Return To Me.
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  4. Thanks For dropping in Fedora! I admit I am a little hesitant to listen to the hot ones as well, LOL. BTW, Book three, Undercover Alliance has just been released as an audible book as well.


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