Wow! I’ve been blown away by how universally awesome the reviews have been pouring in for WILD LICKS! Apparently folks out there love dark, angsty Mal Keanneally and deeply kinky Gwen Hamilton as much as I do. Some excerpts:

“This one is great for those of you looking for plenty of smoking hot consensual BDSM sex.”
Bustle “Ten Romance Novels for Steamy Afternoons”

“Emotional angst, drama, and a seemingly impossible romance are just the tip of the iceberg for a couple whose dark erotic desires can either bring them together in the ultimate salvation or drive them apart forever.”
Heroes & Heartbreakers “Erotic Romance Best Bets, July 2016”

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It’s here! It’s live! Get it now from all your favorite places!

wild_licks_pb_cover_200x300WILD LICKS
Paperback: $12.99 ISBN: 9781455533640
Ebook: $5.99 ISBN: 9781455533657

Indie Bookstores | Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Hachette

In this book the dark, broody guitar player we met in Taking the Lead gets together with sunny heiress Gwen Hamilton and discovers she has a dark side, too. But can Gwen bring out the light trapped in Mal’s heart?

Gwen wants to succeed at acting without using her family name: she wants to be judged on her own terms. But when an exercise in Method Acting leads her accidentally into the arms of Mal Kenneally, the rock star with a reputation for unusual sexual appetites, Gwen thinks maybe she’s found the ultimate test of her acting abilities. Or maybe she’s finally met the man who can see, and appreciate, the real Gwen…

Mal Kenneally has done his best to leave his aristocratic British family behind. The Rough, the rock band he started with his childhood friend Axel, is his family now. But will he be forced to choose between the brotherhood of the band and his growing obsession with Gwen Hamilton?

Mal and Gwen push each other’s limits, each convinced that one day they’ll go too far. But the farther they go, the more they discover that two can delve far deeper than one.

I’ll post an excerpt later! Just had to get this live before the day slips away!

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And… it’s live! That’s right, the latest volume in my gay coming of age series, Daron’s Guitar Chronicles, is live in all ebook stores! It’s 99 cents for TODAY ONLY and then the price will be jumping to full price. So now’s your chance to grab it cheap!

Amazon Kindle | Kobo | Barnes & Noble Nook | Apple iBooks | Smashwords | or direct from Daron’s Guitar Chronicles home website

dgc_ebook_9_cover_final_400The year is 1991 and Daron Marks stands at a crucial crossroads in his career. He’s on tour with Nomad and his mentor Remo Cutler, but Ziggy wants him…as musical director, and more. Ziggy always wants more…
Collects chapters 637 through 708 of the web serial.

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taking_the_lead_tame_224pxIt’s here! First book in the new Secrets of a Rock Star series, written by yours truly and published by Hachette/Grand Central Publishing’s romance imprint Forever, TAKING THE LEAD was released in ebook and paperback today!

Join me TONIGHT (Tuesday January 26th) for a live video chat from 8:30 to 10:30 about the book! I’ll read from a steamy section of the book, take questions, and talk about my influences and how I wrote and researched it. (Yes, there’s research… there’s always research!) It’ll be on YouTube here:, and if you want to ask questions in advance add them to either the Facebook event or comment below!

Here are the official blurbs on the book:

Buy links: TTL_sidebyside_500opx
Order the book:Indiebound bookstores | Amazon | Barnes & Noble|Kobo | iTunes | Google Play

When the rich and famous come out to play, nothing is off-limits . . .

Everyone knows Ricki Hamilton as the icy heiress living in a billion-dollar mansion, high up in the Hollywood Hills. But few realize that behind the gilded gates, Ricki is the mistress of LA’s most exclusive private club. A place where no fantasy is forbidden and no one goes unsatisfied-except for Ricki. If she had her way, she’d leave the business behind . . . until she meets the one man with the power to change her mind.

The hottest rock star in the world, Axel Hawke, has the requisite sexy look and bad-boy reputation. Yet even his biggest fans have no clue just how decadently dangerous he can be. From the moment he meets Ricki, he knows there is no other woman who will satisfy him. He can feel the heat hiding beneath her cool demeanor and he’s determined to stoke her flame.

Together Ricki and Axel indulge their every desire. The deeper they go, the more she craves. Submitting to Axel opens her eyes, and for the first time Ricki knows exactly what she wants. All she has to do is take it . . .


“Everyone knows Cecilia Tan is the queen of hot, but she’s also the queen of wit and angst and voice. Taking the Lead is a book that grabs you by the collar and gives you flirty-eyes. It will tell you, ‘Go sit, over there in the corner chair, and don’t get up until you’re done.’ You will do it-absolutely and happily-because Cecilia knows exactly what you want.”
—Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard and Sweet Filthy Boy

“Cecilia Tan writes erotic romance the way it was meant to be written: full of emotion, intensity, and chemistry that’s so hot it burns the page. Taking the Lead is no exception; it’s deliciously sexy and utterly satisfying.”
—Tara Sue Me, New York Times bestselling author

“An emotional whirlwind romance. Axel is as strong and sexy as readers expect in a rock-star hero without being an overly brooding jerk. The length he goes in order to win over emotionally closed-off Ricki will melt your heart.”
—RT Book Reviews

“With a satisfying plot and an engaging cast of characters, the only thing slowing readers down will be their refractory period.”
—Publishers Weekly


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I’m pleased to offer up a tasty sample of my new book from Hachette/Grand Central Publishing/Forever which officially launches in six days! It’s already popped up in some bookstores, though!

On sale: Indiebound bookstores | Amazon|Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes | Google Play

I originally shared this sex scene from TAKING THE LEAD with my newsletter readers back 14 months ago, shortly after I’d written the first draft. It has since passed through my beta readers, critique partners, and my editor at Hachette, and has more depth than that early draft. (Just as much sex, though…heh.)

This segment is from our heroine’s point of view. Ricki Hamilton is a young Hollywood heiress, fresh out of business school, while Axel Hawke is the lead singer of a rock band who are just hitting it big. It’s the night of the Grammy Awards, and at one point, as a publicity stunt, Axel is supposed to joke-kidnap a mutual friend of theirs out of the audience. But Axel, who has gotten interested in Ricki, ends up making off with her instead. Here’s what happens after they land in the “getaway limo.”

(Also after all the limo scenes in the Struck by Lightning series, especially the first few in Slow Surrender, I thought it would be fun to have very very very different limo sex this time around. Remember how James doesn’t even touch Karina at first? This time I think Axel has extra hands…!)

When Axel Hawke dove into the back of a limo with me and we sped off, I was lightheaded from being unable to breathe. The moment he had picked me up I had started to laugh, and then partway up the aisle he’d switched to carrying me over his shoulder like a pirate making off with a wench. His shoulder dug into my stomach, which made me laugh harder but also made it even harder to breathe.

Maybe it wasn’t the way he was carrying me that made me so breathless. My mind was awhirl—the tabloids! They were going to have a field day! But part of me didn’t care. My fantasies of him carrying me away came roaring back, and the giddy feeling only intensified as I realized that any of the blame for this stunt was going to fall squarely on Axel Hawke, not me. I was merely the innocent bystander dragged along for the ride. Literally.

I realized I still had my arms around his neck while I fought to catch my breath.

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taking_the_lead_tame_224pxThis coming Tuesday the first book in my new Secrets of a Rock Star series will be launching!

To celebrate, I’ll be hosting a live video chat from 8:30 to 10:30pm that night about the book! I’ll read from a steamy section of the book, take questions, etc. Please feel free to post questions in advance either below or on the Facebook event where you can RSVP:

YouTube direct link:

Buy links: TTL_sidebyside_500opx
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Going live on December 16th, a limited-time digital box set offer that includes all the Magic University books plus a special bonus Christmas novella “Christmas Magic” that takes place after the final book!

The digital box set is only $9.99 (a $35 value), a great gift for anyone who loves erotic romance, magic, and fantasy (yourself included…) whether you have a brand new e-reader to fill or not.

Pre-order the set until December 16th (or order it thereafter) at:
Amazon | Smashwords |B&N | Kobo
and other favorite retailers.

The digital box set is only available until February 1st!

“Tan has long been one of the foremost voices in writing and publishing erotic sci-fi and fantasy. With her New Adult paranormal romance Magic University series, Tan combines her favorite elements from the Harry Potter books with LGBT characters and eroticism. Her protagonist Kyle Wadsworth, studying at the secret magical university Veritas, learns to harness sex magic to combat sirens and prophecies alike. With Kyle starting out knowing less than Jon Snow, he experiences the kind of in-depth sexual apprenticeship that Anastasia Steele should have learned at the hands of Christian Grey.”—

“Magic adds a level of spice to Kyle’s journey. … There are many very sensual scenes in the story, with a final scene that is a climax in a lot of interesting ways. The Magic University series looks like it’s going to be a fun ride with lots of eroticism. The Siren and the Sword is a delicious start.”
–Paranormal Romance Reviews

“Magic University has a good storyline, and the types of magic used are very innovative and set it apart from other books of this genre. Though at times the author alludes to what is going to possibly happen, she does a wonderful job of keeping the reader guessing right up until the end. … Ms. Tan has done an outstanding job of feeding my Harry Potter obsession in a very adult fashion.” — Book Wenches

“Joining Kyle as he experienced many rites of passage, both ordinary and magical, was a delight. It was such a treat to escape to Veritas. The world of “magic users” is enticing and I look forward to spending more time at Veritas. Count me in for the whole series, it’s just that good.” — Manic Readers Reviews


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So at 12:01am on January 28th my book Slow Seduction went live on Amazon and other bookselling sites, and I know it has been shipping to the physical bookstores, too! The paperback, ebook, and audiobook all launched at the same time.

Meanwhile, this has resulted in a curious oddity! Slow Seduction is book 2 of a trilogy. 24 hours after release, it is at #55 on the Amazon Erotica Bestsellers list. However, take a look (photo under the cut) at what book is at #50 on the SAME LIST. Yes, book 3 of the trilogy which won’t be out until August. I think that means a lot of people read book 2 in the past 24 hours and boom, bought book 3 immediately!! I hope that’s what it means, anyway.

It’s a little bit of a bummer to see the one-star reviews from people who are just tired of trilogies. Trust me, I commiserate, and I originally pitched this as one book. But the publisher wanted three books and the continued success of many erotic romance trilogies seems to prove there’s a large readership that clearly enjoys the longer form. I enjoyed getting to write a longer, more complex story, with more emotional twists than a single novel would sustain. I feel like I wish I could apologize to those people leaving the one-star reviews, but at the same time I feel a little like if they don’t like trilogies, why buy them and then complain about them…? The industry has gone this direction and I don’t think the trend is going to stop anytime soon.

All I can do is hope that the voices of people who did enjoy the book outweigh the voices of those who didn’t. To try to encourage folks to spread the word, I’m going to continue offering to send the special hot bonus scene from James’s point of view to anyone who emails me any of the following: 1) a screencap of their review on Amazon or Goodreads, 2) a screencap of them recommended it on Twitter, Facebook, G+, blog, or any other social media, 3) photo of yourself with your copy of the book (or on your Kindle/ereader), 4) photo of YOUR PET with the book, or 5) photo of the book on sale in the wild! (Email me at ctan.writer at gmail dot com)

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