Romance Novel Giveaways - Freebies and Giveaways of All Things Romance Romance Novel Giveaways: Sweat by CoCo Gem ❤️ Fun Facts, Book Tour & Gift Card Giveaway ❤️ (Erotica)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sweat by CoCo Gem ❤️ Fun Facts, Book Tour & Gift Card Giveaway ❤️ (Erotica)

“The Tryst” tells the story of one woman desperate for the approval of her very dominant partner and the lengths she is willing to go to in order to earn it.

“Me, Her, and Him” suggests that the best way to get over an old man is to get under a new one... especially when his gorgeous wife comes as part of the deal.

From stories of love and passion like “The Elevator” to stories of sheer carnal, insatiable desire like “Bad Girl,” Sweat chronicles the stories of women who take control of their sexuality and go after what satisfies them most—at any cost.

Sweat is a compilation of several short stories that almost never saw the light of day.

I wrote the first story, The Elevator, several years ago. I’d just experienced a breakup and wanted to write a story about a character who found love in the midst of crippling pain. It was my first erotica story, but it meant the most to me because I based the emotions of the main character on what I was actually experiencing at the time the story was written. As years passed, I wrote the other stories included in this book, not for any particular reason, just for fun with no intentions of sharing them. Last year, a friend of mine read through several of the stories on my hard drive and urged me to send them to a publisher. I wasn’t particularly interested in publishing them, but she thought they were good and I didn’t have anything to lose by sending them in. I sent them to a publisher and the rest is history. These stories, that I never intended to do anything with, have become my first published project, and I’m really proud of that.

Another interesting thing about me: My best friend calls me CoCo because of my complexion, and I’m a Gemini, born on June 1, the official first day of hurricane season. That’s how I came up with my pseudonym- CoCo Gem.

I really enjoy binge watching series on Netflix. My favorite thus far is Shameless. The main character, Fiona, is a character I relate to a great deal. She’s incredibly resourceful, the kind of person who always figures out a way to get things done. I consider myself to be quite scrappy. Usually, against all odds, I find a way to get things done, which is, I think, one of my better qualities.

From The Tryst

I take a swig from my flask to calm my nerves. I sit and wait a few minutes for my hands to stop shaking. Another swig. A deep breath. I close my eyes as I feel the warmth of the vodka consuming my body, and I will myself to calm down.

I am sitting in my car on this quiet side street, waiting for the butterflies in my stomach to subside. My makeup is perfectly applied, and my sexy lips are covered in bright red lipstick. My short, tight dress, under which I am wearing a red lace thong, barely covers my ass. On my feet are heels appropriate only for the bedroom or for the stage and my full breasts are straining against the thin fabric of my dress. My body is absolutely perfect, and my shaved pussy is already wet with anticipation. I refuse to lose my nerve. Tonight, I will go through with my plan. All the pieces are in place.

I examine my reflection in the rearview mirror and decide my already perfect pout needs more red lipstick. As I reach up to apply it, the 3-carat diamond in my wedding ring catches the glow of the streetlight outside, and I immediately pause. My heart, which had just slowed to its normal pace, starts racing again. I almost- ALMOST- start the car and abandon my mission.

I am the wife of one of the most prominent attorneys in our city. I am beautiful, I am charming and charismatic, I am well-educated, the very epitome of grace and class. I keep our home immaculate, and our children are well-behaved, well-mannered angels. All I have ever known is opulence. I wear my long hair perfectly styled, because it is important I remain camera ready at all times. I love the woman I am. I love my husband.

I love my life.

Tonight, however, I am preparing myself to be explored, degraded, and fucked in ways my husband could never imagine fucking me. I pull my ring off and put it in my glove compartment. I say a silent prayer that I remember to put it back on when the night is over.

I gulp from my flask again. And I wait.


CoCo Gem was born on June 1, 1982, in Washington DC. An only child to older parents, CoCo became an avid reader at a young age, and has always had a love for words. “I didn’t have any siblings, so I found my friends in books,” CoCo says. “It wasn’t long before I’d read every book on my bookshelf and was asking for weekly library visits.” All throughout school, CoCo maintained As in English, and she went on to major in English Arts at Hampton University. She graduated and became a high school English teacher, and, for the next 9 years, shared her love of literature and writing with high school students in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

CoCo is an avid fiction writer who tends to focus on the less explored aspects of humanity, including overwhelming sexuality, the heaviness of human emotion, and the constant battle of consciousness. She has several published short stories available for purchase on Amazon, and she continues to write and publish stories on her personal website, Sweat is
CoCo’s first book. Set to release in June, Sweat is a compilation of erotic short stories and poems that explore the sexual limits of her characters and entice readers to be more exploratory in their own sexual practices.

CoCo is currently working as a freelance writer/editor and content developer, helping entrepreneurs to develop the content necessary to build their websites and promote themselves. She is also ghostwriting two novels, and is planning to collaborate with other authors in the future. CoCo has one 14-year-old son and lives in the suburbs of Washington, DC. She sees herself one day landing on the New York Times Bestseller list… if she can ever sit still long enough to write a novel of her own.


Win a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card!


  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

  3. This sounds like an interesting book - thanks for sharing :)

  4. Sounds like a steamy summer read.

  5. Sounds like a steamy summer read.

  6. Sounds like some hot reads. Thank you

  7. Who is your favorite author? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  8. Ah that's what keeps you in a relationship - sweat equity.

  9. Sounds great. Thank you for the chance to win!

  10. What is the best book that you have read recently? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  11. Thanks for hosting! Sounds like a must reads.

  12. Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

  13. The excerpt sounds very interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. The excerpt sounds very interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Thanks for hosting!


  16. this is great read and then the cover is great thank yu for the chance

  17. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings, including Sweat. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.


PLEASE NOTE: I do not moderate comments, but some go to Spam anyway. Rest assured, I check regularly and will publish non-Spam comments shortly!