This World Bites – Keeping it Short + Geeky Excerpt!

ThisWorldBitesBlogTourBadgeWoohoo! We are halfway through week 2 in the This World Bites blog tour. Today, Liz Blocker has me on her blog talking about keeping it short when I’m used to writing long.

And today, I have a delightful entry from an author I respect and enjoy, Christine Rains! She’s got her blog tour going for Loose Corset. I hope all of you have your fans, because this book is HOT!


By Christine Rains

Geek girl problem #31: Your flat-chested best friend is a cosplayer who tries to fit you into her costumes when you’re built like Rose Tyler from Doctor Who.

After blotting my chest with a cool paper towel, I realized I couldn’t do the corset back up myself. And I’d left my cell back in the room.

Think clearly. Be rational. What would the Doctor do?

He wouldn’t be wearing this ridiculous contraption to begin with.

The hallway where the bathrooms were was pretty dark. Maybe I could wave Emily over. If Emily could turn her attention away from the guys.

Taking one more deep breath, I stepped into the hall and peered over at their table. I bit at my lower lip. Emily’s back was to me, but Sydney might be able to see me. I waved, holding onto the corset with one hand. When no one noticed, I wondered if I should shout.

Wait. There was an empty chair. His chair.

“Did you need a hand?” Dean’s breath was warm against my bare shoulder.

I turned slowly. My arm brushed him as he stood so close. With my heart pounding, I couldn’t find my voice. God, he was glorious. And when he smiled, an impish glint shone in those sexy hazel eyes.
Two cold showers tonight. No, three.

Wetting my lips, I forced myself to say something, anything that would be less embarrassing than just standing there drooling. “Come to kill me in a dark alley, Sir Thorton? Catch me unaware and undo the resistance in one silent motion?”

Dean’s grin widened. “Who said my plan was ever to kill you? You always assume, but you know so…


LooseCorset_MSRGeek girl Morgan Reid has been to many conventions, but none that had her wishing it would never end.

Dressed as their characters from the online game Steampunk Quest, Morgan and her best friend meet the other players for the first time in real life. Morgan’s attraction to the gorgeous Dean Bradley is immediate, making it difficult to breathe in her tight corset. Even after a few dice shattering orgasms, she doesn’t believe this can be anything more than a con fling. But Dean is making her feel things she’s only read about in books. Can Morgan let go of her cool-headed logic and allow herself to fall completely for the perfect geek guy?

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CRainsauthorpic3smallChristine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She’s married to her best friend and fellow geek living in south-central Indiana. They have one son who is too smart for his parents’ own good and loves to pretend he’s Batman. Christine has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s going on adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She’s a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. (South Central Indiana Fiction Interface). She has several short stories and novellas published. The Dice & Debauchery series is her first contemporary erotic romance.

Please visit her website and blog.

You can also find Christine on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

Loni Townsend

About Loni Townsend

Wife. Mother. Writer. Ninja. Squirrel.

30 thoughts on “This World Bites – Keeping it Short + Geeky Excerpt!

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today! I’m heading over to Liz’s. 🙂

  2. Not what we’re used to from Christine, but the book sounds definitely exciting.

    • Thanks, Vanessa! My little venture into something different. 🙂

  3. I think this will be a fun read!

  4. Fun excerpt. This book is definitely on my TBR list. Congrats, Christine!

  5. I love the excerpt! Can’t wait to read the book.

  6. A great excerpt indeed as it plants the seed

  7. Great excerpt, Christine!
    This story is really an “out-of-the-box” start to the new year!
    Congrats on your book tours Loni and Christine!

    • Thanks, Michelle! I’ve read Loni’s and it’s fabulous. Way quirkier than mine in a perfectly wonderful way! 🙂

  8. I always enjoy Christine’s stories and Loose Corset was no exception. A fun read. Will visit you at Liz’s, Loni.

  9. Loose Corset sounds like such a fun book. I’ve been enjoying her tour.

  10. I need to read this book!

  11. Loose Corset was definitely a fun and very sexy read. Congrats, Christine!

  12. ooo, I love the excerpt, Christine!! Intriguing and funny and sexy and….all the good things 🙂 Congrats!

    So happy to host you today, Loni!

  13. Great post and highly recommend Loose Corset:)

  14. The world needs more books written by geeks for geeks. ^_^ This looks like an excellent start.

    • I totally agree. That’s what inspired me to write this series. 🙂 Thank you!

  15. Great excerpt, Christine! Really loving the chemistry between these two characters…

  16. Hey Loni, You are the winner of Virginia Wright’s Wild Animal Sounds book. She says she’ll have it in March, so you’ll get it then. If you give me a mailing address or email address, I’ll pass it on to Virginia. My email is

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