#Interview #Giveaway: Lissa Trevor – Shifting Currents @jamiekswriter #Bewitchingbooktours

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Image1Shifting Currents

Lissa Trevor

Genre: Erotic Paranormal

Publisher: LooseID

eISBN – 9781623001667

ASIN: B00KR1NCQ6

Number of pages: 191

Word Count: 60,000

Cover Artist: April Martinez

blurbAfter the meteorite wiped out civilization and most of the population, it took thirty years to scrabble together rudiments of society again. Sex is the main currency, for those who haven’t mutated special abilities.

Bethany, a Tech, is able to channel electricity through her body and charge up electronics. When she saves a Shifter girl about to be sold at auction, the girl’s brother, Lucas, offers to repay the debt with his body. While Bethany would love to have Lucas at her beck and call, she’d rather have sex with someone who wanted her as a partner instead of an obligation. But unable to resist the sexy Shifter, she agrees to his terms.

When an opportunity presents itself to travel cross the ravaged countryside to loot the remains of California, Bethany believes this is the best chance for her to find her own brother, a rogue Shifter on the run for a crime he didn’t commit. Lucas wants to go, too, to free his Shifter pack.

The caravan members are expected to provide sexual services to the owners in exchange for passage out and back. As the lines between pleasure and payment become blurred, Bethany struggles to remain human while the pull of the energy feels good enough to leave her meat sack body behind. Can Lucas learn to ground her against the shifting currents?

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Thank you for stopping by All I Want and More.We’re glad to have you here.

Why don’t you tell us a little about yourself…Something that we cannot Google about you J

I’m an introvert at heart that forces herself to pretend to be an extrovert.

 

Tell us a little about this book?

Shifting Currents is set in a future world where a meteorite has struck the earth, a lot like the way it did when the dinosaurs roamed. It nearly destroyed the population, but humans are a lot more resilient than the dinos in that some have evolved into shape shifters or techs. Techs can channel energy through their body and charge up devices in a world where there are no electrical grids anymore.  In this world the most used currency is sex.  My main character Bethany, a Tech, is looking for her shapeshifter brother.  She accepts a sexual contract with Lucas, another shapeshifter in exchange for him helping her find her brother.  Along the way, the caravan that they’re travelling with meet many adventures as they head across a post apocalyptic setting to get to the West Coast.

 

What was your favorite part to write in this book?

I liked writing the sex scenes from the different characters point of view in each chapter.

 

You can only pick 3 words to describe your main characters, what would they be?

Sexy, powerful, and horny.

 

What 3 things would your main characters never leave the house without?

Water, flint, and a weapon.

 

Which was the easiest character to write and the hardest ~ and why?

The easiest character to write was Lisa, Lucas’ sister. She wanted in on the book in the worst way.  She stole some point of view chapters and for some F/F scenes that I hadn’t originally planned on.  Lucas was the hardest to write because he’s more comfortable in his animal form and doesn’t really relate to or like pure humans.

 

Since we’re cover hussies….what was your first impression of this cover?

Loved it. Loved it. Loved it. April Martinez is one of my favorite cover artists.  She did such a fantastic job.

 

(If this is a series) How many books are you shooting for in this series?

At the moment, it’s a stand alone. But I do have an idea for a sequel kicking around. If you like the heat level of this book, I have a Halloween novella called Triad coming out with LooseId on October 28th.

 

What type of scene is your favorite to write? (Fight, love, making up..etc.)

My favorite type of scene to write is bantering dialogue, where the protagonist spar verbally.

 

How much emotion does it take from you to write?

I completely submerse myself in a scene. It’s almost like I’m writing in a trance, I get so involved.

 

What do you hope readers take away after reading one of your books?

That sex and love is elemental to human survival.

 

Is there a genre you would like to write but are a little apprehensive to try?

I actually have a manuscript started in just about every genre – under different names. I’ve got a mystery, a young adult, a pure fantasy and science fiction novels in various forms of completion.

 

What are you currently working on?

I’m finishing up my erotic parody novel Menage a Musketeers, which is a mash-up of Alexander Dumas’ The Three Musketeers with sexy times.  It’s a tale of sword and debauchery. All for one and one for all – indeed. It’s a follow-up to my controversial first title Spank Me, Mr. Darcy, which is a mash-up of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and BDSM.

 

What’s the last line you wrote from your current WIP?

Treville grunted when he came, held d’Artagnan tight against him to insure he swallowed each drop. “Fine job, young man. Now fix yourself and I will prepare some papers for you to replace those you lost. It will aid you in finding lodging and other activities” Pulling out of d’Artagnan’s eager mouth, Treville fixed his garments and then seated himself at a table in order to write the promised letter of recommendation.

 

Okay…. personal time!!!! Oh yeah, I go there… Hahah…

 

What is on your night stand/dresser?

Yarn and books. My laptop and a basket of clothespins.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I knit, play a lot of Facebook games. I don’t send out the annoying messages, though. So if you get one from me, it’s the game doing it.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Krull – a fantasy movie from the 1980’s. I know every line by heart.  I’m also not allowed to watch QVC alone at night with a credit card.

What’s your secret talent?

I can find a garage sale/tag sale/yard sale anywhere we go. We were on Maui driving around and came across a yard sale.

What’s the last thing you Googled?

Bullwhips

 

Quickie time… Think fast….

 Are you a quickie kind girl? Yes.

What’s ur fave drink – in a glass or on him? Tea – in a glass

Spank or Flogger? Flogger

Ties or Chains? Ties

Leather or Lace? Both

Soft or Hard… Bed, where was your mind? ;) Soft

Control or Be Controlled? Control

Hot Wax or Whip Cream? Whipped Cream

Top or Bottom? Top

Sexiest feature on a man? Smile

Boxers, Briefs or Commando? Boxers

Cowboy or businessman? Cowboy

Tattoos or piercings? Tattoos

Night owl or early bird? Night Owl

Twitter or Facebook? Both

Pinterest or Instagram? Pinterest

ebooks or paperbacks? Both

Is there anything else you like to add?

I love to talk to my readers and I’m just starting my Facebook page. So please friend me and we can chat books!

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excerptBethany Macgregor searched the airwaves until she found a funeral dirge that was used hundreds of years before the meteorite hit. She let the heavy organ music wash over her through her tiny headphones. Keith was getting married today. Leaning against the wooden post, she felt the crisp air like a sympathetic caress on her face and neck. She focused on the livestock being sold in the pen across from her and let the smell of nature take her mind off her loneliness.

“Shouldn’t you be over at the looters’ tents?” Maya, her tribe’s chief, walked up to her and put a hand on her shoulder.

Bethany tried not to flinch, and Maya removed her hand. Bethany sighed, popped out an earbud for politeness’ sake. “I did a quick walk by. There’s nothing that can’t wait until the last day of conclave when the prices drop because the dealer doesn’t want to pack it up for the long schlep back home.” And because the silence was starting to get awkward, Bethany added, “Shouldn’t you be attending some back-slapping meeting in the main cabin?” Or having a “massage” in your cabin with someone who wanted a favor?

Maya snorted. “Backstabbing, you mean. No, we’re on our morning break. And I decided to breathe in the fresh smell of horse manure to clear my lungs.”

Bethany managed a wry smile. Maya was fifty years old and the oldest one in their tribe on the bluff. She had been twenty-one when the meteorite hit the world and knocked everyone back to the Jurassic period. Well, probably better than the Jurassic period. Then, all the dinosaurs had died whereas this time a few tough humans and animals survived. And of course the cockroaches, but Bethany hadn’t seen one of those since she left the part of Florida that was still above water to go up north where the Tech was strongest. Maya had gathered together the Bluff tribe with a shrewd sense of purpose and snapped Bethany up as soon as she entered the territory.

“Keith’s doing a good thing. We need another potter since we lost Angie to the Three Rivers tribe last year,” Maya said.

Bethany nodded. It was important to have the right mixture of artisans, farmers, and tradesmen to survive in today’s world.

“Lem has volunteered to share your bed, if you’re interested.”

Bethany’s stomach curled. Lem had already made that offer, and it was apparent he was only doing what Maya told him to do. Trying to keep the anger out of her voice, Bethany said, “I’m not going to switch tribes over Keith’s marriage. The Bluffs are my home. You can tell Lem he’s off the hook.”

“It’s not like that,” Maya said but cut off when Bethany turned away and put the earbud back in.

The wind picked up a bit, and stray bits of energy lit up the portable media player in her hand. Pain jabbed into her temple, like a screwdriver had been jammed into it. Bethany exhaled through the agony that turned her vision red, and pressed the center button on the device. Maya watched fascinated, as always, when the menu came up, and Bethany scrolled down to Alanis Morrisette’s “You Oughta Know.”

“Just don’t go flaunting that Tech. You don’t have to be willing if another tribe gets it in their mind to snatch you from us.”

Bethany just turned the music up loud to match the pounding in her head that channeling the energy to run the device gave her. Maya went away after one last longing look at the portable media player. Letting the angry song fill her, Bethany rolled her neck to get the kinks out of it and sat down with her eyes closed, helping her body deal with the intensity of pulling in the energy. If she had done it gradually, the pain wouldn’t have been that wretched, but she didn’t want easy or slow. The pain was cleansing, wiping away a little of the self-pity she was feeling. When the song was over, Bethany let the energy go with a sigh and a silent thanks. Getting up, she felt eyes on her, and she looked around. The tribes were socializing, chattering happily about the things they were going to trade.

She lovingly put the portable media player back into her pocket. She had traded a looter her ham radio setup for it. Bethany didn’t like hearing all the voices crying out in the darkness. Although on cold, lonely nights it was a comfort to realize the world was still going on and her tribe wasn’t the last people on Earth. Most of California and Florida had sunk into the oceans. Mount St. Helens and all of the Alaskan volcanoes had erupted, adding to the chaos. In a second after the meteor hit in Russia, worldwide communications dropped. If Europe was even still there, no one on this side of the Atlantic knew. There hadn’t been any contact outside the United States for the past thirty years. There were rumors, but nothing verified. And in the interim, strange and different creatures evolved. Bethany was one of them.

“You look lovely.”

Bethany glanced up at Keith’s voice, but he wasn’t talking to her. She watched her ex-lover, tall and handsome in a rough-and-ready sort of way, lean down and kiss his almost-bride on the cheek. They were strolling around the market, hand in hand, not a care in the world.

Darting into a tent, Bethany clenched her teeth as sharp jealousy drilled into her. It didn’t have the purity of the energy pull. It was aching like a bad tooth. She willed herself not to cry. It should have just been a marriage of convenience. A way to bring the River tribe and the Bluff tribe together. Keith had told her so. In bed. Several times. It didn’t look like it was convenient. In fact, it looked a lot like love. Bethany listened to the vendor’s spiel since he was kind enough not to notice her bright eyes or quivering lips. She was so grateful for the time it gave her to pull it together that she wound up trading a set of charged batteries for one of his canteens filled with a sweet honey mead before leaving his tent.

Blinking the tears away, she pretended they were from looking up at the sun that was muted from the ash still in the atmosphere. A flutter of wings caught her eye. A brown eagle perched on the tree next to her. It looked at her like she was a mouse. Intelligent yellow eyes regarded her intently. It was a magnificent bird, beautiful feathers and a regal look. Big too, she saw as it spread its wings and folded them back to preen. Bethany bowed her head, feeling ridiculous at her awe of the noble bird who continued to survive in such a desolate world. It would have been born amid the chaos, like she had been.

Today wasn’t the first time she had seen it. Or at least one that looked just like it. Up on the bluffs, she’d sensed eyes on her and looked around only to see an eagle observing silently. She had gotten used to it, tried to tempt it closer with bits of meat, but it disdained her attempts at domestication. Still, when she walked in the woods, the bird wasn’t ever far. Not for the first time, Bethany wondered if it was a Shifter. She had given it plenty of time to shift in front of her, often dillydallying in the brush far from camp, hoping the bird would transform.

The truth was she had been lonely even when she and Keith were together. The tribe needed her, wanted the Tech she could provide. But they never fully accepted her because she wasn’t normal. Dinners were a stilted affair, and social events strained, so Bethany learned just to avoid them. Walking alone in the woods, she pretended the animals in the woods were companions, like she had done when she was a little girl. It was a game her brother, Daniel, had taught her, before he went feral and killed all those people.

“I’ve got to stop this, or I’ll be a sniveling wreck,” she told the bird, but the eagle wasn’t looking at her. She followed its inscrutable golden eyes

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bioLissa Trevor has her stilettos firmly entrenched in the romance community. Spank Me Mr. Darcy is her debut novel Image2from Riverdale Avenue Books. She is a frequent reader at Manhattan’s Between The Covers events, where her novellas Wild Oats and Timelash from Coliloquy’s Entwined volumes 1 & 2 have been very popular. Lissa also created an erotic story template for Coliloquy’s ValEntwined promotion that allowed readers to download a personalized ebook starring themselves and their significant other.

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#Review: Pursued By a Werewolf (Mystic Isle #4) by @SelenaBlake

Pursued By a Werewolf

Series:Mystic Isle # 4

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Fun and flirty vampiress Avery Cooper has met her match in werewolf Hunter Ciolek. Watch the sparks fly in New York Times Bestselling author Selena Blake’s much anticipated novel, Pursued by a Werewolf, Mystic Isle book 4.

Werewolf Hunter Ciolek knew Avery was the woman for him the moment they met. He negotiated and seduced, befriended and pursued her. But nothing changed her mind about love.

Avery Cooper knows firsthand how love can destroy a person. She vowed to enjoy every moment of her second chance at life while keeping a wall around her heart. But a chance meeting with the ultra-dreamy, smooth talking Hunter Ciolek threatens her carefully constructed rules.

Hunter has a new plan and only a few short weeks to make her see things his way because living without her is not an option and this werewolf always gets what he wants.

Warning: One vamp who thinks she has everything she needs plus one once-in-a-lifetime gorgeous werewolf who will stop at nothing to win her equals a stunning romance packed with emotion and sizzling sex. You’ll never look at a yoga mat the same way again.

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I am a fan of Ms. Blake’s writing. She knows how to engage her readers into the stories, pulls us into the story with the characters and makes us feel the heartache, the betrayal, the passion, and the love that each character goes through. But she also makes the readers feel like they are in the environment that the characters are in. This story is no different…

Avery knows what betrayal and heartache feel like. Those are things she never wants to experience again in life, even in her second chance at life (now that she is vampire). She would rather close herself up and just have fun than to allow herself to fall for someone that could potentially hurt her… Her reasons are legit. At least that is what she keeps telling herself. That is, until she meets one man that is hell bent on breaking her number one rule… Always keep it at a one-night stand. But apparently her heart and her mind and other parts of her body are not on the same page.

Hunter is a man happy with life. He is beta of his pack and content with all that surrounds him. He loves his family and friends and is loyal to the end. He knows that he could have any woman he wants if he so chooses to, but that is not what he wants… He wants one woman who set a rule, or challenge to him, down that supposedly he was not supposed to break… Yea, try telling a werewolf that he can’t have his way… Especially when he knows that this woman is supposed to be his mate – no matter what she says, lol.

This is a really cute story. This is a book that combines all their friends and makes them feel like family. I was never lost in the book with who is who (because I have read this book out of order.) Ms. Blake did a wonderful job at keeping the friends in the book, introducing them (because you know a few have already had their own story), but not overshadowing them with Avery & Hunter’s story. They knew how to be in the story without intruding in their space. Like I said, this really is a cute love story. The coming together of two people… showing patience, and love because knowing love takes patience, Hunter knew what he was doing… Winning Avery’s heart!

 

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Rogue’s Paradise by @jeffekennedy #Spotlight #Bewitchingbooktours

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Rogue’s Paradise

Covenant of Thorns Series

Book Three

Jeffe Kennedy

blurbPregnant, possessed, and in love with a man I don’t dare to trust-those are the consequences of the risks I took to save my life. But Faerie, the land of blood and magic, is filled with bitter ironies, and the bargains I made now threaten me and my unborn child.

The darkly sensual fae noble Rogue still tempts me to danger and desire. As we await the birth of our child, I’ve been forced to question whether our offspring is part of a bargain Rogue once made to save himself. He can’t tell me the truth due to a spell the vicious Queen Titania has him under. Would he betray our family against his will? Could I ever forgive him if he does?

Rogue insists on an eternal commitment from me, even as Titania’s forces close in on us. I don’t know if Rogue and I can withstand her onslaught, or that of the beast within me. But I will not stop looking for answers-even if it brings the walls of Faerie crashing down.

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bioJeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her works include non-fiction, Image2poetry, short fiction, and novels. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including Redbook.

Her most recent works include a number of fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns;  the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and an erotic  contemporary serial novel, Master of the Opera, which released beginning January 2, 2014. A fourth series, the fantasy trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms, hit the shelves starting in May 2014 and a fifth, the highly anticipated erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, will release starting in July.

She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com, every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog, on Facebook, and pretty much constantly on Twitter @jeffekennedy. She is represented by Foreword Literary.

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Rules of Ascension by @SuzyKnightbooks #BlogTour and #Giveaway @VivianaIzzo

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Rules Of Ascension
By Suzy Knight
blurbAs a child, Lady Elsabeth Durnfir dreamed of marrying a prince, but after seeing her elder sister’s personality make a complete 180 degree turn after her engagement to Crown Prince Henry of Estoria is announced, Elsabeth has traded in her childish hopes of a fairytale wedding for the equally unlikely hope of inheriting Durnfir Manor and the surrounding land.

Life at court is not something she is interested in, or good at, but in order to help prepare for her sister Alicia’s wedding, Elsabeth must live at court for an entire year. As well as trying to fit in at court while living up to her sister’s reputation, Elsabeth has a secret to keep. But, court is full of secrets that are all about to come to light.

How will Elsabeth survive court without destroying her family’s reputation—and how can she get Prince Frederick, the renowned rake, to stop teasing her?

 

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The high table had never been so full. The king
and queen sat in the center, as always, with Georgiana on the queen’s left and
Henry on the king’s right. However, Alicia was in Frederick’s normal place at
Henry’s side, leaving Frederick no choice but to sit between Elsabeth and
Georgiana, not willing to subject one as innocent as Elsabeth to Georgiana’s
stern gaze of disapproval.
Food was served within moments of him sitting
down; the kitchen had pulled out all the stops tonight. Frederick watched as
his plate became laden with thick cuts of roast beef; golden, crispy potatoes,
and thick gravy. The servants knew his habits well, giving him only the
smallest helping of greens but loading him with still-warm rolls of bread and
the thickest of the beef slices they had.
Not long after Frederick demolished his first
roll, the king called for a toast to the happy couple. This was a precedent
that would set the theme for the evening, for every few minutes there was yet
another toast. Frederick sipped at his wine, sometimes only pretending to
drink, knowing the evening meal was going to be long the toasts were not likely
to stop, and he hadn’t quite recovered his head from the night before. However,
after the fourth or fifth toast, he noticed Elsabeth swaying a little in her
chair as a servant dashed forward to refill her wine goblet. The flush in her
cheeks confirmed his suspicions as another lord stood to toast the couple. The
prince leaned in to Elsabeth and whispered in her ear. “Pace yourself, sip the
wine or simply pretend to drink. If you get too drunk, you’ll fall out of your
chair, and then what would Lissy say?”
Elsabeth hiccupped, her big blue eyes staring
at him from under her dark, long lashes. Seeming to have to concentrate on her
motions, she nodded and put the cup down, glaring at it suspiciously. A smile
tugged at the prince’s lips as he watched her frowning at her cup as though the
cup itself were to blame for her inebriation.
Georgiana leaned past Frederick to glower at
the young woman. “Is she drunk?” she
hissed, eyebrows knitted tightly with judgment. Frederick felt that same knot
in his stomach that he had felt earlier when Elsabeth had floundered under the
queen’s questioning. It was almost a protective feeling, which didn’t make
sense, as he didn’t know her at all. Besides,
I never go after innocents—I only ever pursue women who understand that I’m not
promising anything.
Nonetheless, he turned in his chair and rested
his chin on his hand, careful to position his elbow quite obviously on the
table, blocking Georgiana’s view. His distraction worked. “Get your elbow off of the table at once! Are you a heathen?
Georgiana’s whisper could cleave wood, the tone was so sharp. With a flash, she
hit Frederick’s elbow with the bottom of her fork, causing him to curse and rub
at the offending body part.
“Jeez, Georgiana. Is there really a need to
turn to violence?”
“It’s all you men seem to understand.” She
sniffed and turned away, focusing on her own meal once more.
New to the castle, the servants played it safe
by putting a little of everything on Elsabeth’s plate. But, Frederick noticed
her request second helpings of everything except the gravy. If the way she
gazed longingly at the steaming tureen was anything to go by, he suspected her
refusal of the gravy was in accordance with her wish to lessen the chance of
spilling on herself.
Frederick sighed and sat back in his chair,
watching Elsabeth play with the food on her plate. He felt himself smiling
again as he watched her keep dropping her potatoes, her coordination suffering
greatly from the amount of alcohol she consumed. There was something endearing
about her, but it’s not like he could bed his future sister-in-law to get her
out of his system.
“Will you tell me something?” he asked, leaning
forward to take her fork from her slack grip. She pouted at him, following the
fork with her gaze.
“Sure,” she mumbled, watching as he speared a
golden potato and waved it tauntingly before her.
“Why were you so floundered by my mother’s
question? Surely there are things you enjoy doing?”
“Of course,” sighed Elsabeth, gaze still
focused on the potato he held out. “But I promised Alicia I wouldn’t tell about
the embroidery and nothing else I do is very ladylike.”
“What do you mean by ‘not very ladylike’?” He
fed her the potato and speared another.
“Well, I teach the village children to read,
and in return they teach me dancing. Alicia says I shouldn’t dance like a
commoner. I like to walk through the gardens while the dew is fresh, but it
ruins my dresses. I don’t much care for fashion, but I like sewing.” She opened
her mouth patiently, expecting a reward for her answer. He obliged, holding out
the second potato. Spearing a third, he twirled it while he contemplated his
next question.
“Why can’t you tell anyone about your
embroidery? That’s a very ladylike hobby. You must have seen how much my mother
enjoyed the piece Lady Alicia made.”
Elsabeth shook her head and wobbled slightly in
the chair. “I have a secret. Lissy made me promise.”
“I won’t tell anyone, I promise,” he whispered,
leaning closer and teasing her with the potato, touching it to her lips and
pulling it away before she could bite. A swipe of her tongue across her lips
almost made him forget why he was trying to get information.
With a moan, Elsabeth nodded. “Okay, but you
can’t tell anyone! Lissy can’t sew at all, so I can’t tell anyone that I can,
or they might notice that my work is identical to the work that Lissy claimed
as her own.” With a triumphant grin, she leaned forward and snatched the bite
of potato, chewing happily.
Frederick sat back in his chair, watching
Elsabeth as she reclaimed her fork and enthusiastically attacked her
vegetables. Why would Alicia lie about
that? It’s not as though Henry would care if she were able to sew or not. Yet
she made her sister promise to keep it a secret?
Frederick didn’t think
Elsabeth was lying, but it gave him something to think about. He knew how the
court worked, a skill with embroidery got you close to the queen—could Alicia have planned it all in order to
get herself close to Henry?
He shook his head clear of such thoughts. Henry is cautious, and Georgiana is like a
hawk. There’s no way anyone would be able to trick their way into the royal
family.
He focused on Elsabeth once more, smiling as he
watched her eating with such exuberance. She seemed completely at ease, now
that her inhibitions had melted away. It was hard not to laugh at her
disastrous attempts to feed herself, her coordination having suffered greatly,
but he didn’t think he could feed her again. Not if she was going to moan in
pleasure with every bite.
When the meal was finished, it was time to
dance. Queen Charlotte and King George followed Lady Alicia and Crown Prince
Henry out onto the floor. Georgiana had disappeared again, which left Elsabeth
with Frederick. He helped her out of her chair, trying not to let others notice
how heavily she leaned on him.
At least
she 
isn’t tripping over her dress anymore.
The music started before they
reached the floor, where the tables had been pushed aside to make a dancing
area. Other couples joined the royal family, giving Frederick the chance to
pull her in closer than was appropriate.
Only
because I need to be able to hold her upright, that’s all there is to it,
he
told himself, ignoring the curious glance Henry shot across the room.
Their fingers were entwined and his other hand
rested on her lower back, his thumb gently rubbing small patterns. He was
careful to move slowly and not to turn her too often, but he couldn’t help the
grin that spread across his face as he watched her bite her lip in
concentration. “Are you doubting me again, Ellie?” he whispered, making her
head snap up. She glared at him.
“My name is Elsabeth. And I’ve never once
doubted you, so there.” She stuck her tongue out at him, and he struggled to
quiet his laughter. He tugged her closer so her hips were pressed against his.
“I’m sorry, Elsabeth,
I’m glad to be thought of so highly by such a discerning young lady.” She
shivered and looked up, her eyelids fluttering with the effort to keep them
open.
“Are you teasing me?” she said, her head tilted
to one side like a curious puppy.
He smiled, his gaze locking with hers. “Never.”


About The Author

Suzy Knight is an average English girl, who after completing a degree in boring business management decided to travel halfway around the world to the land of kpop and kimchi to be a teacher.

Whilst in Korea, Suzy rediscovered her passion for writing and managed to write the novel Love and War in between working at her academy and volunteering with animal rescue. Two years later and she’s back in England with her rescued Korean puppy, Panda.

Now she is working on her next novels, while training Panda to be less nervous.

You can find Suzy at

 

         


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Interview with author @kimmullican – Thicker Than Water #mystery #suspense

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Thicker Than Water

Kim Mullican

 

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Date of Publication:  June 15, 2014

ISBN: 978-1500218799

ASIN: B00L1DYI58

Number of pages: 214

Word Count: 59,332

Buy Links: Kindle   Paperback

blurbBlood may be thicker than water, but family isn’t necessarily who you’re related to. In this suspenseful mystery with a romantic twist, we follow Private Investigator Michelle Mott on her most exciting case to date.

Wisecracking Mott has been a loner since her parents died. When Daniel Cardinale walks into her office with her most interesting case yet, his world threatens to turn hers upside down. He needs her to find out who is sending him anonymous money and what the truth is behind his dead fiancé’s demise. If his case weren’t complicating her life enough, local crime lord Gino Salito has taken an interest in Mott.

Mott’s empty life begins to fill up with an unexpected and rag-tag group of people, and she’s afraid her dangerous life will take them away, leaving her alone once again.

In truth, it’s Mott’s life that may be the one at risk. She’ll have to hope that blood isn’t always thicker than water.

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Thank you so much for hosting me!

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

Each morning I run a central line from the coffee pot into my main artery. Once secured with tape, I get the husband off to work, the kids off to school, the dogs fed and watered. If I’m extremely lucky, I remember to brush my teeth before 8 a.m. Then the house is finally quiet and I am usually glued to my laptop until someone pulls me away kicking and screaming.

Also, I researched having a clone and now I’m on the NSA watch list.

 

What 3 words would you use to describe your main character(s)?

1)Stubborn 2)Curious 3)Funny

 

Can you tell us a little bit about Thicker Than Water? Maybe a little snippet?

My MC is Private Investigator Michelle Mott. She’s a loner, which works well with her profession. She tends to land herself in hot water. This time, local crime lord, Gino Salito has his eyes firmly on her.

Sample: I am about to die. I don’t mean in the Sylvia Plath-we’re-all going-to-die-sometime sort of way. In mere moments, the meathead behind the barrel of the handgun held to my temple will pull the trigger. The hammer will come down, igniting a tiny explosion that will send a lead ball tearing through my cranium. My brains, bones and blood will spray on the area beside me. I won’t even hear a click. I won’t feel a thing. Idiots. This is the least creative way to murder someone.

And the suicide note they had me write sounds nothing like me. No one is going to believe I committed suicide. If they watched one episode of one crime show they’d know I needed gun powder residue on my hands, not duct tape residue on my wrists. This has to be the worst faked suicide in history. That’s what you get when you hire steroid induced freaks with the IQ of a cannoli.

 

What do you hope readers take away after reading one of your books?

That you define your family. Your family does not define you.

 

What’s the last line you wrote from your current WIP?

It remained a mystery to most, but for Mark, it was his biggest achievement—even if he did run out of time.

 

If you had a technology free day, what would you do?

I’m an avid fisher(wo)man. I’d grab the spousal unit, a boat and head to the closest fishing spot.

 

Quickies

What’s your guilty pleasure? Tirimisu

Celebrity crush? Robert Downey, Jr.

Night owl or early bird? Both

Twitter or Facebook? Facebook

Pinterest or Instagram? Pinterest

ebooks or paperbacks? Paperback

Favorite Book? The Winner by David Baldacci (the spine is falling apart now.)

Favorite TV Show? The Blacklist

Favorite color? Black

What are you listening to you right now? The fan. I know, that’s not very exciting, but…everyone is in bed!

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bioImage1Kim Mullican was born in Northwest Indiana, where she was raised on the family farm.  She attended International Business College in Fort Wayne before continuing on at Indiana Wesleyan University.

When she’s not writing, she’s probably cooking a meal for her rather large family.  An assortment of children and pets keep her on her toes.

On the rare chance she and Mr. Mullican can pull away, you can find them on a quiet body of water, fishing poles in hand.

She’s a cross-genre writer offering, paranormal, mystery, suspense, thriller and more.

https://www.goodreads.com/kimmullican

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Kim-Mullican/200009130049700?ref=hl

http://kimmullican.wordpress.com

http://kimmullican.com

 

Thank you Kim for stopping by today and answering our questions.

 

Cinderella and Prince Dom by @Sydneystclaire Book Blast and #Giveaway @GoddessFish

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Jaimie Newberry is jobless, her rent is due, and her cat just died. On top of that, she was accused of embezzling before she was fired. When her friend invites her for a weekend of kinky fairytale role playing, she agrees to go as Cinderella. What has she got to lose when sex with a handsome prince is involved?

CEO Bryce Langston needs to know if Jamie is innocent of embezzlement or just very clever. He arranges for her to be his weekend sub but soon realizes the pretty scullery maid is naïve to the BDSM lifestyle. As her prince and her Dom, he intends to not only learn the truth but to make sure she has a fantasy come true.

Enjoy an excerpt:

“Don’t move.” His voice was hard, demanding obedience.

Frowning, Jaimie watched as he put the quilt down and crawled under a couple bushes that formed an arch. He backed out and held out his hand. Jaimie could barely make out his features as he’d turned off his light. Nervous and a bit scared, she took it.

“Crawl forward.”

“There are no bugs or spiders, I hope. Or any creepy-crawlies.” She eyed the dark tunnel as she got onto her hands and knees, holding her skirt so she could crawl forward.

“Maybe a horny animal or two,” he said, following her.

Jaimie snorted but crept forward to the edge of the quilt.

“Far enough,” he said. “Lie flat,” he whispered, his mouth near her ear.

She lowered herself onto her belly. Her prince slid over her, his knees splayed on either side of her hips. He lowered himself. His elbows were next to her arms which were partially beneath her.

“What are we doing?” His scent enveloped her, and his warmth spread out along her body, turning her on even though she was unsure of what was happening.

“Just watch.”

“Watch wha—” The stillness was shattered by yet another scream. Jaimie blinked when soft light suddenly glowed from the trees. The darkness before her was suddenly transformed. Small twinkling lights, thousands of them, winked like stars. From one tree branch, a large, yellowish-white globe blazed, as though the moon had fallen from the sky to highlight a grassy area about the size of a small pool. It was surrounded by thick bushes and trees.

The screams continued, sounding close. Her gaze darted around, searching for the source. Then, to her shock, a woman burst into the clearing.

“Help! The wolf is after me! Help me! Someone help me!”

Jaimie’s jaw dropped as she stared at her friend . She wore her red cloak, a short red skirt, and a very low cut blouse. “Luc—”

His hand over her mouth tightened. “Be quiet. No noise.”

bioSydney St. Claire is the pseudonym of Susan Edwards, author of 14 Historical Native American/Western/Paranormal romances and the author of the popular “White” Series. During her career, she has been nominated for the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Western Historical and Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award.

Sydney loves writing and sharing stories of love, happiness and dreams come true with her readers. She credits her mother for her writing as she was encouraged to read as a child and preferred happy endings which meant romances were her favorite genre. When the writing bug bit, she followed the sensible advice to “write what you know” and has been writing and publishing her stories since!

Sydney takes her readers into the world of erotica romance where her characters come together in explosive passion as they solve life’s problems and find true love along with the best sex our hero and heroine have ever experienced.

Sydney resides in California. Her office is quite crowded with two small dogs at her feet, another huge girl in her recliner and five cats to keep her company while she writes. Three cats always insist on beds on her desk, barely leaving enough room for her monitor and keyboard. Life gets fun when all five insist on supervising…

When not writing, she enjoys crafts of all sorts including quilting, sewing, cross-stitch and knitting. Knitting and crochet are her current passions. She and her husband of 30 + years are avid gardeners. He takes care of the veggies, and Susan is in charge of the ‘pretties’. Her medicine wheel garden is in a contact state of war: flowers vs. weeds. Sadly, right now the weeds are wining…

Camping, fishing, biking and hiking (when not hot) are other outdoor pursuits she and her husband enjoy. She is of course, an avid reader and hates cooking and housework. While writing, she listens to a wide variety of music, including Neil Diamond, Celtic, Native American, New Age, Classical, and mood music (bagpipes and howling wolves drive my family nuts). Her current favorites are Blackmore’s Night and David Lanz.

Email: Sydney@sydneystclaire.com

Website: http://sydneystclaire.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sydneystclaire

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Eternal Ever After – Book 1:

His past holds a secret that becomes her nightmare.

Arie Cush has a secret that he thought he’d left behind. When his past follows him to Chicago he must protect someone that reminds him of all the painful memories he’s tried so hard to forget. But when every touch from her sets his heart and body on fire–he finds it hard to maintain his aloof façade.

Holly Ellis has secrets of her own. An encounter with the handsome stranger who frequents her coffee shop reveals a vampire with baggage. Even though it might be more than she bargained for, she can’t resist the one person who understands her. But her life is in danger and a supernatural threat could reveal the underground world of vampires to humankind in this Gothic Cinderella re-telling.

Fallen Ever After – Book 2:

He can’t lose her when danger strikes again.

Arie Cush wanted Holly from the very first moment he met her. A night at the Hellfire Club (HFC) is filled with old friends and new danger. The long-standing feud between the faeries that run the Chicago Crew and a lethal toxin puts Holly and other fledgling vampires in danger. Can they stop a vampire-fae war that’s been brewing for nearly a century?

Beyond Ever After – Book 3:

The half-demon unleashed a force that can tear them apart.

On the night, Daeveena, a half-fey, half-demon walked out of the Hellfire Club, she left a tide of destruction, but everyone figured that was the end of it. No one imagined that she would steal something so valuable. Can Arie discover who is harboring her before he loses everything?

As a special BONUS readers get Winter Promises: An Ever After Christmas Story that takes place between book one and book two!

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The Witch Who Cried Wolf – Book 1

New Adult Paranormal Romance

Be careful what you wish for…

A potion gone wrong: Mia Brooks is a reluctant witch, with powers that she tries to hold in check. But when her magic gets mixed up, supernatural forces are unleashed and suddenly she’s being pursued by werewolves—that she didn’t even realize existed…

Hidden emotions: Ethan Parker, Mia’s brother’s best friend, is home from deployment for the holidays. Mia’s not only hiding from werewolves, she’s trying to keep her feelings for Ethan secret; it would be a disaster if he knew she’s been nursing a long-time crush…

The power of love: things take a terrifying turn when Mia and Ethan are attacked by a werewolf. Ethan is amazed when Mia reveals her paranormal prowess as she tries to shield them from danger. But can she really protect them from the darkness that lurks? And how can he tell her that, for ages, he’s been denying what he really wants? Mia…

Cold Moon Rising – Book 2

New Adult Paranormal Romance

Passions flare when the cold moon rises…

Kelly: a normal college girl, who knows what she wants—to survive her final exams, and find someone to share her life with. Studying with Jacob is becoming too hot to handle; she’s falling for him, but he’s going too fast…

Jacob: a not-so-typical frat guy, who hides a secret—he’s a werewolf. Whenever the moon is high, he’s driven to shed his human form and satisfy his powerful desires. He craves Kelly, but she’s pushing him away…

Fallout: Jacob can smell Kelly’s arousal, but she insists she doesn’t want sex. A wolf can only take so much before his natural instincts win out. When the tension between them explodes, Jacob has no choice but to walk…

Kidnapped! Kelly is abducted by evil scientists who’ve mistaken her for a female werecat and, despite their differences, Jacob has to try and find her. But it’s a race against time and the lunar tides. The scientists have taken Kelly to their lab and turned her into a shapeshifter for real. The full moon is rising, and soon neither Kelly nor Jacob will be able to control their inner beasts. Who knows what the consequences will be when they are consumed by unquenchable animal lust…

The Wolf Who Played With Fire – Book 3

Some magic can’t be unspun…

Meddling in magic…

If Mia Brooks could turn back time, it would be to when she used her fledgling magic to craft a potion for an injured werewolf. It nearly killed the Pack Alpha, and now the lives of her witch mentor, Jessa, and her soldier boyfriend, Ethan Parker, have been changed forever. Jessa is in hospital after a vicious werewolf attack. And, Ethan, having being bitten, is becoming a werewolf himself.

A wolf at the door…

Mia can’t turn back time, but she can try to make things right with the two people she cares about most. She’s keeping Jessa’s shop, Eternally Magick, open, and she’s there for Ethan as his inner wolf grows. But, by the next full moon, his transformation will be complete. Can she really be the mate of a half-man-half-wolf, living within the law of the Pack?

Under his spell…

Struggling to contain his new lupine senses, Ethan goes missing on active duty. When Mia realizes her werewolf lover has been abducted, she knows must harness every magic power she possesses to get him safely back…

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acjamescolor3withframeA.C. James

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author A.C. James writes paranormal romance and erotica, includingEternal Ever After which was featured in the bestselling Spice Box anthology. She pounds out sexy scenes at her keyboard where romance is laced with horror in hot stories of vampires and bad boy werewolves. Her stories feature strong heroines and alpha heroes, with plenty of action, twists, and turns that will keep you turning pages.

A.C. resides in northeast Pennsylvania where she entertains her husband with her imaginative yarns and quirky sense of humor. She spends her time drinking large vats of coffee while taming two toddlers by day and writing by night. Recovering video game beta tester and tech geek who grew-up going to cons and watching SmackDown. There’s probably some cosplay pictures around somewhere of her dressed up as Bloodberry from Saber Marionette J. Just don’t tell anyone.

Connect With A.C.

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/ApQ7z

Website: http://www.acjames.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ac.james.9

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/AC-James/129228540578101

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ACJamesauthor

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/acjames

 

Sarah Mäkeläsarahmakela

Sarah Mäkelä loves her fiction dark, magical, and passionate. She is a paranormal romance author, but she’s written all over the romance spectrum with cyberpunk, sci-fi, fantasy, urban fantasy…even a sweet contemporary romance!

A life-long paranormal fan, she still sleeps with a night light. In her spare time, she reads sexy books, watches scary movies (and Ghost Adventures), and plays computer games with her husband. When she gets the chance, she loves traveling the world too.

Connect With Sarah

Website: http://www.sarahmakela.com

Newsletter: http://www.sarahmakela.com/contact.html#newsletter

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sarahmakela

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorsarahmakela

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/sarahmakela

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#Review: Phantom Desire (Psychic Menage #2) by @HoustonHavens

Mind traveler Chandra Lamar is on the run, not only from her post-catastrophic dystopian government but from a past she can’t remember. Will Chandra go through with the vengeance in her heart or give it up for love in the arms of the Nodin men or does her Phantom Desire forever own her heart?

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This is an awesome series by Ms. Houston. I have read the first book and felt thoroughly spent from that book. Ms. Houston has created a niche for herself and her stories. She has created her stories in such a manner that draws you in and makes you want to learn all you can about them. She crafted characters that are unforgettable, demanding to be heard and challenging to love. She wields her pen like her characters wield their swords. Ms. Houston is a writer with a powerful story that has just begun to unfold…

Chandra is a warrior to her core. She is independent, in control of herself and her destiny. She has been a protector of her best friend, Fay, since they were kids. She has always had to be strong not only for herself, but for Fay. Being trained for all sorts of enemy tactics, Chandra has held in all emotions… That is until her lover, Ortello dies… All hell breaks loose! She knows that life must go on but without his love and support, she is not so sure she wants to go on… Even with his two brothers Nikias and Andonis – she is sure they blame her for Ortello’s death. Revenge for the death of Ortello is what she wants but to achieve it, she has to betray those that love her…

Andonis is the healer of the community. That is his job – to save people. But when he couldn’t save his own brother, he doubts himself and life as he knows it. The grief he feels, the responsibility he feels leaves him feeling vulnerable and well… let’s just say it leaves him rubbing people the wrong way – especially Chandra. He is stubborn, bullheaded, rude and hurt. Grief is a crazy thing because you never know how a person will react to the grief in their heart and soul. But he doesn’t realize how much of an ass he is being until he gets a wake up call from his deceased brother, Ortello. Chandra is their key to life after death but will Andonis get his head out his ass in time to realize what he has before it is gone….

Nikias is the brother that is wise beyond his age. He held a special place in my heart since I first met him in book one. He has such a gentle soul and it really shines in this story. His compassion and empathy is like no other. He knows his brother Andonis loves Chandra with all his heart and knows without a shadow of a doubt that she loves both of them, but can they all survive the grief that has engulfed them all. Can he pull Andonis out of the hole he is falling in before it is too late for all of them… Can he prove to Chandra that with a little prodding and a lot of loving – all will be okay?

I thought the first story was – mind blowing… Well, apparently I was not ready for the second one. There is no way to simply just say this was an amazing story. The complexity of it, coupled with the grief that can actually be felt is just – mind consuming. The story line that is laid out before you while reading will devour you. These four people, Chandra, Ortello, Andonis and Nikias will crawl into your mind and escape in your heart. They will tear you up with emotions they go through, they will pull at your heartstrings because you will feel what they feel. But to watch these three grieve, separately and together, was an amazing transformation. And once the blame game was done and over with… these three (four still counting Ortello) build back what they once had – an amazing relationship. Ohhh and the heat level of this story is off the freaking charts! The love in this book will go beyond just sweet lovemaking. The scenes are described in such a style that you will feel the heat rising in your blood, your skin will itch to be touched and your… well, let’s just say your mate better not be far from you when you are reading this story. I was quite surprised by the “tricks” these men had up their sleeves. This story just continues to grow and pulls you deeper than you thought you wanted to go… Ms. Houston, very well done. You keep pushing us to believe in the unbelievable… You make us see things when we really don’t want to see… This series so far is simply spectacular!!

 Houston Havens web site http://houstonhavensauthor.wix.com/houstonhavens

The Position by Dahlia Salvatore #Interview @authordahliaS #Bewitchingbooktours

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The Position

Dahlia Salvatore

Genre: Erotica

Publisher: Entice – BookTrope Publishing

Date of Publication: August 27

ISBN: 978-1-62015-484-7

ASIN: B00MW1BRNY

Number of pages: 186

Cover Artist: BookTrope Publishin

blurbDylan Farrow puts on his pants every morning one leg at a time, just like everyone else at the Kerrigan Advertising Agency. He handles high-pressure projects with a fast turnaround. He’s prized for his keen intellect and admirable performance. But how did he get where he is today—to the level of Junior Executive of Design Production?

Well, that involves how he takes his pants off…

and for whom…

Hoping to break through the glass ceiling under which she’s been trapped for years, Valerie Caplan picks up her life and moves to Seattle. After hearing about the position of Senior Executive of Design Production from an art director at Kerrigan, she decides to apply. When she lands the big interview, she never thinks for a minute that she’ll have any serious competition. She assumes that she has the job in the bag…until she discovers that the only competition has something she doesn’t have—the willingness to go outside the office to impress Danica Stewart, their uptight female boss.

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Thank you for stopping by All I Want and More. We’re glad to have you here.

Why don’t you tell us a little about yourself…Something that we cannot Google about you.

I’m a young female writer living with my husband in Seattle, Washington. An odd fact about me—I am deathly afraid of clowns.

 

Tell us a little about this book?

The Position is a book about a work-a-holic woman, Valerie, who is searching for a way to keep climbing the corporate ladder. Dylan is a ladder-climber too, but he is trying to sleep his way to the top. When a new boss at Kerrigan finds out they’re both going for the same position, she puts them on the same project in order to gauge their work. They’re forced to compete while working together.

 

What was your favorite part to write in this book?

The climax and the last scene between Dylan and Danica were both my favorites. They both packed a lot of punch.

 

You can only pick 3 words to describe your main characters, what would they be?

I can’t think of three words that would describe all three, so I’ll split them up.

Valerie – Ambitious

Dylan – Self-absorbed

Danica – Controlling

 

What 3 things would your main characters never leave the house without?

Valerie would never leave the house without her phone. Dylan always keeps sunglasses with him, even when he doesn’t wear them. Danica keeps a physical planner and she never goes anywhere without it.

 

Which was the easiest character to write and the hardest ~ and why?

Danica was easy, even though her life and motives appear complex. She’s eventually going to get her own book, but it won’t be part a series. It’ll be a standalone spin-off.

 

Since we’re cover hussies….what was your first impression of this cover?

I love my cover. Dylan looks absolutely smoldering on the front.

 

What type of scene is your favorite to write? (Fight, love, making up..etc.)

Oh gosh, I love writing fights. It was true especially in this book because my characters seem to feel their passion flaring during fights.

 

How much emotion does it take from you to write?

Lot. Often, I’ll break down into tears during really emotional scenes. The love scenes sometimes get me so involved that I forget how to spell. Haha. I frequently have to take breaks.

 

What do you hope readers take away after reading one of your books?

This book in particular is really for entertainment purposes. My first book i sabout persevering through emotional hardship and loss.

 

Is there a genre you would like to write but are a little apprehensive to try?

Historical fiction. I’m not sure I could keep things consistent with those times.

 

What are you currently working on?

I’m writing book one in a revenge trilogy, aptly named The Payback Series.

 

What’s the last line you wrote from your current WIP?

I’ll have to give you the paragraph, because out of context the sentence sounds weird.

“Weakly, she pushed his hand away. “I’ll do whatever you say, just please don’t touch me,” she whispered.

A pang of guilt struck his chest. “You’ll eat. You’ll sleep. You’ll learn to walk,” he said frankly. “In time, I think you’ll learn to talk, too.”

He watched as she mechanically ate half of the steak and potatoes. Without a word, she dropped her hands to the sheet. He passed her a napkin and she used it to wipe her face and fingertips.

“Satisfied?” she murmured, looking back to the yard. In the yellowing grass, she watched as a squirrel stuffed acorns between its cheek and gums.

“It’s a start,” he answered, gathering up the dishes. He gave the room a cursory scan for any dangerous implements, then made his way to the door. “By the way, you can call me Clark.” “

 

Okay…. personal time!!!!

What is on your night stand/dresser?

A wedding photo, a lamp and my laptop.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Read, cook, clean. I know, I’m boring.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

I don’t really have one. Haha.

What’s your secret talent?

I don’t really have a secret talent. Oh my god… I suck. LOL

What’s the last thing you Googled?

Metal Oxide Silicate flammability level

Quickie time… Think fast….

Are you a quickie kind of girl?

Nope

What’s ur fave drink – in a glass or on him?

In a glass

Spank or Flogger?

Flogger

Ties or Chains?

Ties

Leather or Lace?

Leather

Soft or Hard… Bed, where was your mind? ;)

Soft

Control or Be Controlled?

Control

Hot Wax or Whip Cream?

Hot Wax

Top or Bottom?

Top

Sexiest feature on a man?

My boot on his face

Boxers, Briefs or Commando?

Commando

Cowboy or businessman?

Businessman

Tattoos or piercings?

Piercings

Night owl or early bird?

Night owl

Twitter or Facebook?

Facebook

Pinterest or Instagram?

Pinterest

Ebooks or paperbacks?

Paperback

 

Is there anything else you like to add?

Nope. Thanks for interviewing me! Keep up with me at http://www.dahliasalvatore.com

 

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bioDahlia Salvatore is a thirty-two-year-old female author living in Seattle, Washington with her husband. She comes from Coos Bay, Oregon and moved to Seattle six years ago. She loves the west coast and doesn’t see herself anywhere else.

Her influences include contemporary writers J.K. Rowling, Mary Balogh, Christina Dodd, Stephanie Laurens, Laurell K. Hamilton, Anne Rice, Stephen King, and many many others.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDahliaSalvatore

Twitter: @authordahliaS

Website: http://www.dahliasalvatore.com

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#Giveaway and Guest Post: Romance in BDSM by @MoriahGemel – Load the Dice @GoddessFish

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Romance in BDSM

In Load the Dice, Eric and Jamie navigate their relationship while exploring their deepest desires through BDSM scenes. It sounds so sexual, and it is—but that’s not all there is to it. Above all else, Eric and Jamie’s story is about romance; it’s about how they fall in love.

BDSM isn’t the first thing most people think of when they think of romance. To most people, it’s indicative of sex. But in truth, BDSM can go beyond the sexual content. It’s really about a dynamic, a shift of power that works for both partners. Eric and Jamie exchange power, allowing each to have their own unique roles within each scene, but they have their own unique roles in their romance as well—Eric as the logical and Jamie as the emotional, in parallel to their roles as dominant and submissive. In a way, it’s symbolic of any relationship. One partner is the organized partner, or the fun one, or the wild one. With Eric and Jamie, they complete each other, complement each other—just like a Dom and a sub complement and complete each other in BDSM.

How? By being opposites. The Dom takes control, makes the rules and enforces them. They are in charge, and oversee the completion of a scene. The sub follows the rules and obeys orders (willingly!), participating in the scene according to the Dom’s instructions for maximum fulfillment. The Dom leads; the sub follows. The Dom exercises a carefully granted power; the sub submits to that power. They are complementing opposites, each an equal but different half.

A relationship can be like that too, I think—maybe not exchanging power, necessarily, but each partner utilizing their strengths for the betterment of the relationship. So to me, it made sense to explore a romance in the midst of a BDSM relationship. What more can we want of a partner than to feel completed by them? To feel fulfilled, to be made a better person because of it? Eric and Jamie’s romance is like that.

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blurbEric left the BDSM scene years ago because he couldn’t find the right partner, opting instead to meet men in quiet coffee shops and piano bars. But when his friend invites him to a posh hook-up party, he meets first time sub Jamie, who he convinces to detail his sexual fantasies during a passionate night together.

The pair soon embark on a relationship that introduces Jamie to the BDSM scene, and plays out his fantasies one by one. But as they approach the final fantasy, will Eric be able to walk away?

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excerptHe crawls onto the bed and straddles Jamie’s thighs, his clothed body barely touching Jamie’s, and Jamie whimpers. “Are you still wearing all your clothes?” he asks breathlessly, and Eric leans down and kisses the top of his spine, letting him feel the fabric of his clothes over his bare body.

“Yes, I am,” Eric says, and Jamie rocks down into the bed.

“Oh god, that’s so hot.”

Eric chuckles, and then sits back up, making sure to keep as little contact as he can.

“I want you to tell me about your fantasies,” Eric says. “For every fantasy you tell me, I will explore one part of your body with my mouth and hands. The more details you give, the more I will pay attention to the spot I’m on.” This gives Jamie just a little bit of control, and lets Eric know the kinds of touches he likes best. Jamie can decide if he wants to keep Eric somewhere or move on—it’ll keep him on his toes, and Eric has one more trick up his sleeve to ensure it.

“But if you stop talking,” he adds, “and you don’t move on to the next fantasy, or tell me more about the one you’re on, you will be punished. Is that understood?”

Jamie whimpers again, nodding.

“I need an answer, Jamie.”

“Yes, sir.”

Eric kisses the top of his spine again. “Good boy. Number the fantasies as you go. You may begin.”

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bioMoriah Gemel has developed a dedicated following for her realistic, sexually-charged stories over twelve years in onlineAuthorPic fan communities. Passionate about a realistic depiction of BDSM, her goal is to both entertain and educate readers about the BDSM community.

Load the Dice originated as a short work of fan fiction, written in three parts. For her first work of professional fiction, she has turned it into a serialized novel in ten parts.

She is married and has a young son.

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