Author Override: Joan Swan

Author Override is the place where authors take the reins and take you on a journey into their world. Some may allow you into their private writing dens. Others may take you along with them on research trips or interviews. Whatever the case may be, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride because here you’ll get an in-depth look into an author’s musings.

First Temptation Tour Badge _UPDATEDExcerpt:

After a beat, he continued in a stronger voice, “The deal Picasso offered was twenty grand to watch us have sex for three hours—doing whatever he’d like us to do. If we’re not up for that, he’ll do you himself for ten grand.”

Her frown remained. She crossed her arms. “I think I’m insulted.” She glanced around and thought about it. “Yep, I am. Insulted.”

Taft laughed and wandered into the adjoining room opposite the dildo mecca, where restraints and whips and blindfolds abounded. He paused at a display case holding sterling silver, platinum, and jeweled chokers.

And studded dog collars with matching leashes.

“He did offer another ten grand if you danced for him first.”

“Not bad. I feel better.”

He leaned over and crossed his forearms on the glass, gazing inside. The light from the display illuminated his face. His male beauty made Zoe ache to touch him. Kiss him. But was that all? Was this completely physical? She felt more; she just wasn’t sure what. And didn’t know what to do about it.

Zoe hugged herself and wandered past Taft and the display case. She paused at the last of three stools and eased to the edge, hooking the spike of one boot in the bottom rung.

“It’s a good ruse to get Picasso alone,” she said. “What did you tell him?”

“When he asked if I’d share you, I told him no,” he said, his voice soft but firm. “That you were special. When the other offers came, I told him he could get porn free on the Internet.”

“Hey.” She uncrossed her arms, pressed her palms to the back of the stool and shot him a teasingly sultry look. “Not with the likes of me.”

“That’s what he said.”

She and Taft laughed at the same time and a new intimacy seemed to fill the space. The sight of his smile did sweet, twisty things to Zoe’s heart.

She cared, dammit. She cared a lot. He was sucking her in.


Counterterrorist agent Taft Walker is up for the challenge of posing as an adult store owner with a new female undercover partner who is also a sex-toy virgin. At least until he sees the real woman beneath her tough façade.

Border Patrol Agent Zoe Brooks is ready to get off the front lines. She’s willing to tolerate a swaggering partner like Taft for a new opportunity. But she’s not prepared for the way he understands her deepest, sexiest desires

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About the WICKED FIRSTS Box Set:


Six New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors bring you six all-new contemporary and super sexy suspense stories of first loves, first attractions, first temptations, first times and first obsessions.

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Meet Author Joan Swan:


Joan Swan writes sexy romantic suspense for Kensington (Phoenix Rising Series) and independently (Covert Affairs Series).  She also works as a sonographer at a top medical facility in San Francisco and lives in magnificent wine country on the central coast of California with her husband and two daughters.

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Amy R

I really liked the excerpt so I went to Amazon and bought the Wicked Firsts boxed set.

Joan Swan

YAY!! LOVE to hear that! Hope you enjoy the set — awesome authors and stories in there. Can’t beat the promo price either!


I bought the box set the other day and after that excerpt I am looking forward to reading it even more!…thanks

Joan Swan

Thank you Elizabeth! Hope you love the sexy stories!

Denise Smith

this is a great giveaway i love all the goodies thanks so much for this awesome giveaway

Joan Swan

Thanks for dropping by Denise!

Betty Hamilton

What a fantastic giveaway!! Ive already bought the books. They sound great! I would LOVE to win the contest!!

Joan Swan

Thank you Betty! Hope you LOVE the set! Good luck in the giveaway!


I’m a big fan of the Phoenix Rising series and this one looks like it’s going to be just as good. Can’t wait to read it.

Joan Swan

Thrilled to hear you love Phoenix Rising! Hope you enjoy First Temptation!


Love the cover and sound of this book…definitely looking forward to reading First Temptation!

Joan Swan

Thanks Timitra! Hope you love it!

Melissa Dianne

Great giveaway.Many of my favorite authors are included in the set. Yay!

Joan Swan

Hey Melissa, it’s a great group! Thanks for coming by!

Linda Henderson

I just ordered from Amazon, I can’t wait to start reading them. Love your cover.

Joan Swan

Yay! Thank you Linda!

Mary Jo

Enjoyed the excerpt and thanks for the great giveaway!

Joan Swan

Thrilled you enjoyed!


It’s an intriguing story and excerpt.

Joan Swan

Great to hear! Thanks for coming by Maureen.

Susan W.

Interesting excerpt and I can’t wait to read what happens next!

Joan Swan

Thanks Susan! Fun story to write. 🙂


Wow! That was such a tease! So awesome! I’m definitely getting this book the first chance I get! Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway!


I followed Amy’s and bought the boxed set as well. 🙂

Joan Swan

Wheeee! Thrilled you enjoyed!

Kathleen O

What kind of research did you have to do for this books Joan? Can’t wait to read it.. Love the excerpt..

Joan Swan

Hi Kathleen,

A lot of research on the latest tunnels coming into the US. The recent developments in trafficking. And, of course, adult stores. **sigh** it’s a tough job, but… 🙂

Ashtrie K Putrie

I never read these book, but I love First Temptation cover. Steamy!

Joan Swan

Thanks Ashtrie, a really fun cover to make. Glad you like it!

Carolyn Walker Rhodes

What a great giveaway Joan! Excerpt was real interesting.

Joan Swan

Thanks Carolyn! I was going for something different on the giveaway. Glad you like it!

Karen H

Going to have to buy this set it sounds awesome

Joan Swan

Hi Karen, it’s a great group of authors and a great deal too! 🙂 Hope you enjoy!


I am a fan of all of your other books. I am going to get the boxed set!

Joan Swan

♥ Thank you Jen!!

jodi marinich

book sounds good…cant wait

Joan Swan

Thanks Jodi!

Rana Adams

This is such an amazing boxed set and a wonderful giveaway! Thank you Miss Joan

Joan Swan

Hey Rana, thanks for coming by!

Mel Bourn

I haven’t read Joan’s books yet, but I have seen them on the blogs. I will most definitely be adding her to my list of authors to read before the end of the year.

Joan Swan

Awesome news! Thanks Mel. Hope you love them!

Texas Book Lover

Love Joan’s books! What a fun giveaway!

Joan Swan

Squee!! Thanks Texas!

Ruth Ayres

I love Joan’s Books! Thanks for the giveaway.

Joan Swan

Hey Ruth! Thanks for coming by!

Christina G

Looking forward to reading this, love the Phoenix Rising series! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Joan Swan

Thank you, Christina! Thrilled you’re enjoying Phoenix Rising!

Ronda Thayer

This sounds very good just added to my “must get list” Thanks!!!

Joan Swan

Thank you Ronda! Hope you love it!


OMG! I freaking ROFL’d when I read dildo mecca. I love the premise for this book. Who knew under cover missions in sex stores could help with national security. Adding this to my TBR. Thanks for the giveaway!

Joan Swan

🙂 these characters come up with the funny stuff! 🙂

Lisa Richards

Awesome giveaway!

Joan Swan

Good luck Lisa!

Diane Sallans

undercover in an adult store … what a great idea!

Joan Swan

Heh, well…I did second guess it for a bit. But it just…worked! 🙂


That’s quite the teaser! And what a unique interpretation of first for this story…this sounds like a great collection!

Joan Swan

Thanks Mer!

Chelsea B.

Haven’t heard of anything quite like this novel! I like that! 🙂
I enjoyed the excerpt!

Joan Swan

I love that it sounds fresh! Difficult to keep things new and unique! 🙂

Kim P

Loved the excerpt! Sounds like a really good story. I already purchased Wicked Firsts and I’m looking forward to reading those books! Thanks for the giveaway!

Joan Swan

Thanks Kim! Hope you love the books!

Krysten M

Sounds good to me 🙂 I’ve been waiting for the boxed set for awhile now, just keeps getting better and better 😀

Ari T.

I love the premise (serious security professionals working undercover) of First Temptation, but I especially love the humor in the excerpt! I’m going to have to read this one asap because it sounds so fun!


Wow this sounds good! I haven’t really read anything that’s not strictly porn that focuses on a sex shop so am definitely intrigued by that aspect of the story, but I have a really quick question of how exactly would you define what genre the book is? It sounds a little erotic/romance/romantic suspense.


Definitely have to get this series!

Diana Doan

This is a new series to me, so thank you for the post. It sounds really good and I look forward to reading it 🙂

Maritza Robinson

Hi Joan, you are a new author to me. Love these blog tours because that is where I find great authors. Love the cover of First Temptation. Just added to my TBR list. Can’t wait to read this series. Thanks for giveaway!