Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Date of Publication: May 8, 2013
Number of pages: 163
Word Count: 55,103
Cover Artist: Syneca
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/PeNqcdKfsI0
Telepathic bounty hunter Kane has one rule—never get involved with a fugitive.
It’s a simple assignment with good money at the end. Picking Lena up is no problem. Protecting her when her ex-husband, mercenaries and another bounty hunter threaten her turns into the fight of their lives.
Together, the Stones of Adeline and Lena are powerful magic. She never considered the complication of the sexy bounty hunter and her undeniable desire for him. Their paranormal bond will need to be strong if they’re to survive together.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
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Copyright © A.S. FENICHEL, 2013
All Rights Reserved, Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.
Thank you A.S. 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, lol! Since you are a new to me author, I am hoping to bring you to the light of others! So share away!
Hmm… something you can’t Google about me. So you know I live in Texas, love to cook, eat, garden, travel and read. Oh, how about this, I’m married to a retired police officer who also loves to cook. In fact we love it so much we spent half of our honeymoon in Italy at a cooking school. I don’t think you can Google that. 😀
Tell us a little about your book?
Kane’s Bounty is an erotic, paranormal romance. Kane is a psychic bounty hunter who always follows the rules until he meets Lena and can’t help but protect her, even if that means breaking a few laws along the way. Lena is just trying to stay alive and keep her powerful birthright out of the hands of her ex-husband. She never counted on a sexy bounty hunter to toss her over his shoulder and carry her away.
How much emotion does it take from you to write?
I never think of my writing as “taking” from me. It’s a gift from above and it give so much to me daily, I’m tremendously thankful.
What is your favorite part of the book?
There’s a scene on the beach when Kane is about to throw Lena’s birthright (some powerful little stones) into the sea. She tells him to do it and damn them both. It’s a very powerful scene and I love the emotion bouncing between them. It’s the moment of trust for them both.
What was your favorite scene to write?
I found one scene really challenging and since it turned out so well, it’s now my favorite. Kane is psychic. He can read feeling and minds if the other person is willing to make the link. There’s a scene where the lovemaking is happening only in their minds and yet it’s one of the most erotic I’ve ever written. I think that’s my favorite.
You can only pick 3 words to describe your main characters. What would they be?
Kane – Honest, Sexy, Resourceful
Lena – Determined, Clever, Warm
Which was the easiest character to write and the hardest ~ and why?
Easiest was Thorn, Lena’s ex. He’s so evil it was easy to know what he would do next.
Hardest was Lena. I always struggle with a complicated woman.
How many books are you shooting for in this series?
I am writing a book about Kane’s Brother, Joshua. After that I’m not sure. Joshua is making it easy for me to write a few more but we’ll have to see if the characters manifest themselves and have a story to tell.
What are you currently working on?
As I said, I’m writing Joshua’s book now.
Do you have anything due to release soon?
I have three books in process for publication. Revving up the Holidays is an erotic contemporary for the holidays and will be out on November 22.
Alaskan Exposure is also contemporary. I don’t have a date yet, but it should be out before the end of the year. This sexy cruise ship romance will curl your toes.
Wishing Game is an historical and will be available in the spring of 2014.
What’s one thing that you enjoy about writing?
I love the moment the plot comes to me. It’s usually in a rush of images and it’s a very exciting “I got it” moment.
Since we’re cover hussies….what was your first impression of your cover?
OH, THAT’S HOT! Then I jumped up and down with excitement and tweeted my bestie. J
What do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks?
Ebooks are so convenient but I still love to pick up a paperback every now and then.
Is there a genre you would like to write but are a little apprehensive to try?
I’m already published in Erotic Paranormal, Erotic Contemporary and Historical. I’m feeling pretty good about that. I just write the story that comes to me, so no apprehension.
Okay…. personal time!!!! Oh yeah, I go there… Hahah…
If you thought you were safe… Nah… Forgot it… Not a chance! We will start off slow and easy, I promise!
What is on your night stand/dresser?
Three books, a picture of my husband, a small picture of my parents when they were young and a candle.
What are you listening to you right now?
What are you reading right now?
The Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson
What is your favorite season? Holiday?
And what has been your best b-day present ever?
My husband threw me a 40th surprise party and invited everyone I love. That was pretty darn special.
Hard and Quick Time! Don’t think… Just answer! Okay, before we go this route, I will get us a refill on our drinks… I will be right back…
Quickie time… Think fast….
Are you a quickie kind girl? sometimes
Dark or Milk Chocolate? Dark
Whipped or Melted? Whipped
Straight up or with a twist – sex? All of the above!
What’s ur fave drink – in a glass or on him? Vodka Rocks w/olives in a glass or on him…
Spank or Flogger? No Thank you.
Junk or Health Food? Both please.
Ties or Chains? Ties if I must. lol
Leather or Lace? Lace
Soft or Hard… Bed, where was your mind? Hard! Where do you think?
Control or Be Controlled? Be controlled, though I like a little give and take.
Hot Wax or Whip Cream? Whip cream
Vampire or Werewolf? Werewolf
Twitter or Facebook? Facebook
Pinterest..do you pin? You bet!
What fun! Thanks so much for having me on your blog. I really enjoyed it.
The overcrowded bar didn’t stop Kane from spotting his mark the moment she walked in. Even if he hadn’t seen her picture, her nervous demeanor would have given her away. It was too crowded to get a psychic read on her, but there were other ways to find a fugitive.
The mug shot hadn’t done her justice. Lena Cruz could stop traffic. Her curves were exactly the kind a man liked to run his hands over and other body parts came to mind too. Her dark hair just touched her shoulders and those bright hazel eyes darted nervously to every corner of the room.
She even looked at him for a second or two. He smiled and moved to lift his glass in her direction, but her focus shifted before he had the chance. He followed her gaze to the corner of the room.
“John Porter,” Kane mumbled. He had to make an effort to relax his grip on the glass before he ended up with a hand full of Jack Daniels and cheap glass. He shrugged and downed the remaining whiskey before getting up and moving to a barstool that was closer and had a better view of the corner. Porter wasn’t alone. He had a couple of his bodyguards with him and a blonde wearing too much makeup.
The band finished their set and the crowd noise lulled for a few seconds.
“It’s nice to see you, Lena,” Porter said. He stood and kissed her cheek.
“I need your help, John.”
Porter’s eyes darted around the bar. “You shouldn’t—”
The jukebox kicked on, and Kane couldn’t hear the rest of their conversation.
It made no difference. She was a mark, no more, no less. He was hired by the bail bondsman to pick her up and bring her in. What she was doing talking to a notorious money launderer was irrelevant.
He’d wait. No need to tip off Porter. Someday he might have to pick the scumbag up and he didn’t want to blow his cover. He signaled the bartender and ordered another Jack on the rocks.
Something niggled at the back of his senses. The atmosphere changed and a familiar mind slipped into his consciousness. “Wade, NO!”
The words were not out of his mouth before Shamus Wade torpedoed through the crowd and crashed into Porter’s table.
Kane was on his feet. He didn’t move forward. Interesting distraction.
All three men and the blonde who was sitting with them stood up as drinks splashed in every direction. Lena stood gape-mouthed, and Wade grabbed her arm. He stood a full foot taller than her and probably outweighed her by a hundred pounds, but she pushed at him and slapped his face. Wade’s beady eyes narrowed. Closed-fisted, Wade punched her in the head.
Mistake. Kane took a step toward them to get a better position and wait to see how the situation played out.
Wade’s head spun around, sensing Kane for the first time. When their eyes met, Kane just smiled and shook his head at the ill-laid plans of the other hunter.
The crowd went dead silent. The music screeched to a stop. Lena looked dazed for a moment and then her knees began to buckle.
Wade sensed the change in the focus of the crowd. Men and women alike were glaring at him and moving closer. “It’s okay, folks. This is my wife. We’re just heading home now.”
The bartender had already dialed 911. Kane could hear the conversation behind the bar. A woman with colorful full-sleeve tattoos, flanked by two enormous men, stepped forward. “I don’t care if she’s your momma. You ain’t going anywhere with that woman. We don’t care for men who beat their women around here.”
“It was just a little misunderstanding. Right, Lena?” Wade looked scared as the crowd moved in on him. Kane felt the building tension and rage in the bar. Anger and fear pulsed in the room, creating a dull ache in the back of his skull. He was sure Wade could feel it too and it was the cause of the hunter’s fear.
Wade still clutched Lena’s right arm tightly.
Lena’s eyes rolled back in her head and she leaned against Wade, forcing him to release her arm and grab her around the waist.
Kane moved in another two steps and sidled off to the left. The crowd pushed forward and Wade pulled his handgun. He waved the Remington 9mm in the direction of the crowd.
John Porter and his associates bolted for the back door as soon as the weapon came into view.
Kane rushed in just as the two large men and the tattooed woman charged Wade. Lena slipped from his grasp and the gun hit the floor. Kane closed the gap, threw Lena over his shoulder and headed for the back door.
He heard as much as sensed the change in the crowd as the fight started. Kane didn’t know how long it would take the police to arrive or if Wade would get away before that happened. He had to get her to a safe place. He could take her to local law enforcement for extradition in the morning.
The rear exit led out to a narrow alley. Before they’d reached a hundred feet from the noisy bar, she pounded on his back. “Put me down.”
“That was a fine performance, Lena. Why don’t you continue with the knocked-out act for a few minutes more?”
A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.
Multi-published in both erotic and historical romance, A.S. has 5 books currently available and three more under contract with Ellora’s Cave Publishing.
Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the East Texas with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden.