Unconditio​nal Surrender Box Set: Rhi Etzweiler Interviews Her Characters #Giveaway @musefodder


Hello everyone! I’m author Rhi Etzweiler, and I’m here today with the main characters from my short story titled “Blood & Peyote.” Gentlemen, thank you for joining me today. Let’s start with a general introduction: name, rank, job title, that sort of thing.

[A great deal of eye contact and nonverbal communication takes place as they decide who’s going to go first.]

A: Hi, I’m Specialist Apisi Howling. I’m three generations pure Kainai, and ten years a medicine man apprentice under my father. I’m a game warden in Glacier National Park. I track the movements of tagged wolf packs on the eastern slopes. As a Guardsman, I’m a Designated Marksman and Master Gunner. They tried to get me sniper qualified, but the slot didn’t open up before our last deployment.

C: I’m Specialist Chartreuse Beaudrou. And since we’re doing ethnicities, my father was French Canadian and my mother was German. And I’m the platoon medic for our Guard unit. Out of uniform, I’m a large animal vet. I have my own practice and a string of local ranchers in northern Wyoming and southeastern Montana as clientele. Mostly beef cattle.

[They share a glance.]

A & C: [in unison] We’re both practicing heathens.


Where did you grow up?

A: On Blackfoot Nation lands.

C: Uh, Toronto and Boston, but Billings, mostly.

[Laughter from both men.]


Does that mean you’re both Canadian born?

C: I am, yeah. My parents moved to Boston as expatriates when I was still in elementary school. But, uh, Api here—

A: Technically, I’m a Kainai citizen of the Blackfoot Nation, not Canadian or American. We don’t really observe the national borders of other countries through our lands. My parents relocated south inside American borders about two decades ago, when my mother took a seat on the tribal council.


Tell us about the first time you met. Was it love at first sight?

A: No.

C: Yes.

A: [grimaces] Ah, yes? I didn’t realize there was a…such thing.

C: [laughs] We’re supposed to be talking to the interviewer, not arguing semantics. You looked hot in that PT uniform. I would’ve fucked you in a heartbeat.

A: Except for the whole “it’ll get you court marshaled and dishonorably discharged,” you mean, right? And nobody looks hot in a PT uniform.

C: [shrugs] I might’ve risked it anyway. You won’t ever know, will you.

A: That doesn’t qualify as love. It was hormones.

C: There you go with semantics again. [grins] He’s too smart for his own good most of the time.

A: [growls and shoves Char in the shoulder] Beats being a smartass.

C: You’re just jealous of my sharp wit.


You two definitely have an interesting dynamic going on. What drew you to each other?

C: Solidarity. We got paired up as battle buddies during out first OIF deployment. Been that way ever since. Usually veterans are assigned with first-timers on ensuing deployments.

A: Our unit is small enough, that wasn’t necessary. We got lucky.

C: And on each other’s nerves.

A: A lot.

C: You liked every moment of it.

A: [laughs and grins] You did make for a good distraction. Like that time we pranked the lowlife that sent you a Dear John letter? River’s still hunting for that snapshot, by the way.

C: What snapshot?

A: The one of them from the party.

C: Oh, when they lost that bet with Handler and had to wear those fishnets and seven inch stilettos. I didn’t send that one, it was too good.

A: But you didn’t give it back, either.

C: F… no. Of course I didn’t. That thing is art.

A: Blackmail material, you mean.

C: That too.


An interesting story, you should definitely share the details another time. From the sounds of it, you both thrive on challenges?

C: Definitely. We’re usually at each other’s throats when we’re not making dares.

A: Understatement. We’ve bother been sergeants at least twice.

C: The last NJP was your fault, so you know.


Non-judicial punishment? They took rank stripes, from both of you at the same time?

C: Yes. We were performing a religious ceremony. Rather ill-timed it turned out, and the commanding officer didn’t see it as such.

A: Neither did the chaplain.

C: Yeah well. Arterial spray stains don’t really ever come out of clothing, not even combat uniforms.

A: Especially not when the Afghan summer sun bakes it to their skin.


What’s your favorite vacation spot?

A: The Rockies. I enjoy hiking along the eastern slopes during my downtime.

C: Can I use his bed as a valid answer?

A: No, you cannot.

C: Why not?

A: Because I said so.

C: Yeah well, I was asking them, not you. Besides, I can’t think of a single other place I’d rather kick back and relax in my free time. You should see his bed. It’s a work of art, let me tell you.

A: I’m sure you shouldn’t tell them. They don’t want to hear about my bed.

C: I’d beg to differ.

A: And if you do, I’ll shut you up real fast.

C: [eyes narrowing] Is that a threat or a promise?


Well, I understand how you’ve managed to lose your sergeant stripes twice. Care to share future plans? Do either of you intend to stay in the military?

C: I intended to renew my service contract with the Guard for another six years.  I doubt I’ll get the option, not after the rough time I’ve had with reintegration. Which is fine. I’m getting too old and battered to keep up with the spring chickens.

A: I wanted to, until after this last tour. When my contract comes up next year, I’m done. I’ve more important things to focus on. Like my apprenticeship.


Thank you for taking the time to join us today, gentlemen. And welcome home, we hope retirement treats you well!

C: Thank you for having us. Let me tell you, it’s great to be home. And I intend to abuse my retirement to the full extent of the law, too.

A: Oh great. That means running me ragged? No more naked snow angels in the dead of March.

C: Hey, wait just a second!

A: I will not! I’m completely serious! I’ll make a mountain of coconut shavings in the greenhouse for you to roll around in. That’s as much as you get.

C: My frostbite wasn’t that bad!

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UnconditionalSurrender2DblurbApisi Howling and Chartreuse Beaudrou returned from their Guard unit’s deployment almost a year ago. His battle buddy requested space and Apisi complied, limiting contact to phone calls. When their sergeant calls in a code black, Apisi throws out all the rules. Can they find a way to live with their demons, including their mutual attraction?


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Character Interview with Clay from Sizzle by Gina Watson and #Giveaway

sizzle_450I would like to take a moment to welcome someone to the Lair that I have been waiting to have in my hands… I mean in my Lair…  for a long time… Ladies and gents, please give a warm southern hussy welcome to Mr. Clayton St. Martin.


Welcome to My Lair Mr. St. Martin and let me say, thank you for your time and dedication as a fireman. Also, let me say that Eve gave me her permission to have my way with you… **evil grin spreads across Ms. Smutty’s face**


Why don’t we start this off nice and slow, what are 3 things you would never leave the house without?

  • Smith and Wesson First Response Utility Knife
  • Sunglasses
  • Condoms

*Damn, do I love a man that is always prepared!*


Clay, what 3 words would you use to describe yourself?

  • Loyal
  • Too tall to fit through most doorways without crouching and too large to sit in most chairs comfortably

**But oh you would fit quite well in my bed….. Cecile eyes Clay to see if he heard me mentally say that… Nah smiles**

  • Insatiable appetite


If we went on a date, where would we go and what would we do **a girl can dream**?

I like to spend money on women. I also like for a woman to dress just for me in something I like. If you would let me, I might be tempted to even pick out a dress for the occasion—something strapless, I love strapless dresses.

We’d go to New Orleans in a rented limo so that we could get down in the back. First we’d hit Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel for pre dinner cocktails. I recommend the Sazerac, official drink of New Orleans. Next, we’d take that limo to dinner at Irene’s—this great little place where you have to wait two hours for a table, but while you wait you are serenaded by piano and more libation. Occasionally Walter “Wolfman” Washington will play. Food is to die for. They do this thing with pasta and crawfish reggiano—a dish in and of itself, but then they top it with fried soft shell crab. I’m getting a hard on just thinking about. Was that out loud? Forgive me.

After dinner festivities would kick off at Maple Leaf Bar for a little Rebirth Brass Band and more drinks. The important thing to remember here is the night is a marathon, not a sprint. I like to drink two glasses of water between each drink.

By midnight I’d have removed my tie and jacket, you’d be barefoot, but we’re not done yet. One of my favorite things in the quarter is Rock n’ Bowl. We’d bowl to the tune of live Zydeco. If we’re lucky Geno Delafose will be booked. We’d order beignets and coffee. Lots of coffee.

So that’s pretty much it. Oh, how could I forget? I would have rented us a room at the Ritz Carlton. Did I mention I packed several feet of natural rope?

**Did I mention that I am ready to go now… Screw the interview, we can pick this up later…….. Okay okay… Let’s get on with the interview…**


What would you say has been your most embarrassing moment?

I always say, never mix business with pleasure. Cliché I know, but great advice all the same. I’d been drinking too much over at Bar Inferno (oh the irony) with Charlotte (this really hot firewoman chick I worked with at the 19th). After the bar announced last call we took off on foot to head to the station where I had an unopened bottle of Willett Bourbon that had been a Christmas gift. We never opened the bottle, however. Instead we ended up rolling around on top of the newly acquired pumper truck. Charlotte hadn’t been altogether happy when I tied her hands and ankles together and had my way with her. It was all consensual mind you, Charlotte just liked to put up a fight. It was her thing.

I woke in the morning handcuffed to the truck in nothing but what the good Lord gave me. The fire department Chaplain had come to visit as well as the fire chief. The captain gave a tour, new pumper truck included. You can imagine their surprise to find me in a state of nakedness and *ahem* full on morning wood. I was reprimanded and told to make a confessional appointment, but also the story made it around the department in record time. After that I tried to behave myself. It’s not always easy. Every time I start a shift brings another chance to save a life.

**Oh wow, that has to be one of the most embarrassing moments that I can think of… Good use of the handcuffs I must say…**


What is your one guilty pleasure?

I eat two handfuls of M&Ms every night.


What is your greatest regret

Seeing the tears I put in my girl’s eyes. It hurts me to see her cry, but it kills me when I’m the cause.


What is your greatest achievement?

The best thing I ever did was make a commitment to Eve in front of our friends and family.

On a global level, I worked tirelessly during the storms to bring aid and rescue the stranded. I’ve seen what can happen during times of desperation and hopelessness. When the first storm hit it made us realize we weren’t prepared for such a disaster and eighteen hundred people died.

On the front lines as I was, I saw great torment and loss. During the despair there were moments when my faith in humanity was preserved. All rescue workers and emergency responders put their own lives at risk every time they go out on a call, but every life saved is precious. Those achievements—when rescues have been successful—are everything to me and I’ll cherish them always.

*Cecile, don’t make me sound like a pussy.

**I promise not to make you sound like a pussy… You are a man of great strength, fierce loyalty and a devotion that runs as deep as the Mississippi…**


Pick a theme for your life, what would it be?

To discover life’s balance between pleasure and pain. It’s why I gravitate toward kimbaku. The ropes awaken the senses and provide tingling pleasure, but also give a bite of pain to the skin.

Family can bring careless fun for hours, but sometimes I become extremely frustrated with my siblings.

Eve brings me great pleasure, but her pain is also my pain.

Life is lived on a continuum. At one end is pain, at the other pleasure. For the most part I try to live life somewhere in the middle. I’m not going to lie here though—it’s the extremities that make the everyday monotony of life tolerable. Eve understands that. It’s why she enjoys being bound and I love to bind her.

**Ah yes, it sparked a fire in my blood every time I read how Eve described the way the rope felt on her skin and how she imagined it to be your hands on her when you were not around **


What’s the best advice you’re been given?

Don’t be afraid to lose what can be replaced. It’s what’s irreplaceable that can cripple you. You can always start over.

***Now, you just remember your own advice when you deal with Clara in her story, Surge… You kinda went all ape man on her and her man… ((For those that have not read yet, my review is coming… Clay is not very nice in that story… Poor Clara))**


What’s your motto?

Work hard, love harder. I used to have it on my bumper.  I should explain—that statement used to be work hard, play harder until I met Eve. I love her so hard every night . . . . but, I’m getting off track. What’s the next question?

**As I stare at Clay and processed what he said, I had images of what playing harder could mean and it rendered me speechless…

Cecile clears her mind, ohhh next question, right**


What do you like to do in your spare time? Hobbies?

You mean besides sex? Hmm, I’m going to go with fishing.


Okay…. personal time!!!! Oh, I go there… you were warned… 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?

A body building magazine, an old school two-way radio, and a tube of lube.


What makes you tick?

I’m pretty adventurous, but I also like consistency and organization. I like things to be clean. So does Eve. She’s always busy rubbing something down. *Huge smile*


What makes you blood boil?

I don’t like to see animals mistreated. Oh you mean in the bedroom. *Sips coffee and chokes* I like to see the patterns left on creamy skin from natural rope.


What is your favorite feature on a woman?

I like the outer swell of the boob. My brother Camp calls it side boob, but what does he know.


How did you come to learn about kinbaku?

A long time ago (B.E.) I met a woman at the Hoodoo Pot. She said she’d blow my mind. It was true. Under her instruction I bound her with the rope. This woman, she wanted to lose herself in passion. She didn’t want to wonder if she was pleasing a man or not she just wanted to be used. I was tired of holding back. I also wanted to lose myself and she let me. After that day I never looked back.


Boxers, brief or commando?

This is an interesting question. I had no idea woman cared about underwear. The truth is, in my line of work, I’d be going through a lot of underwear if I wore them. So there you have it.


What is your favorite sex position **I have my pen ready to write this one down**?

That’s good Cecile, I like a woman who can take detailed notes. This answer has changed somewhat since I met Eve. I used to love binding a woman in the fetal position and then I’d have my way with her. I never could – you know – with the woman on top. Something about giving control that didn’t sit well with me. I discovered that’s not true with Eve. I love to let my woman do whatever she wants to me. Especially when she’s on top, riding me and I get to watch her in ecstasy. She’s beautiful.


Have you ever had sex while in your firefighting gear, girls dream, just saying!?

I’ve had requests, but it’s kind of bulky. Although one time Eve did wear the hat and made clever use of my suspenders. Does that count?


Have you posed for one of those Firefighter Calendars, if so… Can I have one?

Every year, wearing only suspenders and pants. And of course, I’ll send over a few for you and your friends.


Hard and Quick Time! Don’t think… Just answer!

 Are you a quickie kind guy? NO!

Dark or Milk Chocolate on or off the body? Milk. Whose body?

Whipped or Melted on the body? Whipped and then the body heat can melt it making it so much better for licking away.

Hot Wax or Whip Cream? Hot wax.

Straight up or with a twist – sex? Twist.

What’s ur fave drink – in a glass or on me? Willette Bourbon, from your navel.

Spank or Flogger? Spank.

Ties or Ropes? Ropes.

Soft or Hard… Bed, where was your mind? Hard.

Control or Be Controlled? Control.


And last question…. What makes you Sizzle **naughty look crosses Cecile’s face**?

So I bought this white bikini for Eve. It was way too small. Of course I knew that. Did you know she sports double D’s? When she wears it my brain cells fry. I’ve gone down fifteen IQ points since we’ve met.


I lied, since Eve was such a generous woman, I have to ask about her…

Tell me a little something about Eve… You have to know that I love her to death! But she promised to share you with me….

She’s going to kill me for sharing this, but she wears the bindings under her clothes during the day. She says it’s like having my hands on her—all over her. It drives me crazy thinking about it. In fact, I think I need to end this interview.


**Smutty Cecile clears her throat** I want to thank you Clay for stopping by the Lair and supporting Ms. Gina’s giveaway for your story… Sizzle!


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Giveaway & Character Interview…. We get personal w/Unknown Futures….

Attacked as a young adult, Jewel is left scarred and alone. She applies to the 1 Night Stand service, believing no one can see past her appearance to love her. But she doesn’t expect to be sent to a space station where her date could be any number of unusual alien species.

Flavia left everything behind to be one of five humans working for the Space Service space station. Extremely homesick, she is excited to learn she will be a guide to a woman from Earth visiting the station for a couple days. She is immediately drawn to the petite woman, seeing past her scars to her true inner beauty, stirring unforeseen desires.

Unfortunately, Jewel is there for a date which Flavia hasn’t been told about. Can she contain her lust and simply show her a good time? Or will she let her desire lead them into an unknown future?


******* Are you ready to hear what the characters have to say…..********

Interview with Flavia and Jewel from Unknown Futures

Thank you so much for having me here, today. I’d like to introduce my two guests, Jewel Barnaby and Flavia de Blaye. These two ladies met at an unusual place, but I can’t say much about that, as it’s classified Top Secret. Now, let’s get to know them a bit better.

Flavia, can you tell us about the first time you saw Jewel?

[Flavia squeezes Jewel’s hand]: I was giddy with excitement the first time I saw her. Not only
was she from Earth, but she was also close to my age. Oops, was I supposed to say that?
No worries. And Jewel, how did you react when you laid eyes on Flavia?

[Jewel makes eye contact for the first time, her unease evident]: I…I didn’t know what to think. I was in a foreign place, with people I didn’t know, and Jewel was there with a big smile and she hugged me. I’m not used to that because of my…my scars. People usually avoid me.

[Flavia tucks a strand of hair behind Jewel’s ear, then brushes a thumb across her lips.] You know that doesn’t happen anymore.

[Jewel shrugs but remains silent.]

Okay, Flavia, what drew you to Jewel?

[Flavia’s face brightens.] Besides the fact that she is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met? Although she’s shy around new people until she realizes how they’ll react to her, Jewel is a very confident woman. She knows what she wants and is determined to reach her goals in whatever way she needs to. And she’s a great dancer.

And Jewel, what is your favorite part of Flavia?

[Jewel smiles, glancing back and forth between me and Flavia.]: Um, I guess I should keep my answers clean, right? I would have to say her heart. V (Flavia) has the biggest heart of anyone I know. She is friendly with everyone, no matter who they are, or what they’ve done, even if they expose themselves on the dance floor.

[Flavia laughs.]: Yes, there are days when I miss Gar. He always kept me laughing at work.

Now, one final question, ladies. Do you care to share your future plans?

[Flavia looks like she’s about to jump out of her seat]: We’re getting our own house. Frey and Carrie are coming back with their baby, so we need to move out. Yes, we’re still both in school, but we’re also working for the Space…um, the government, so together we can afford to buy a house together.

Jewel: Yes, it’s a dream come true for both of us. And we’ll have some place to come home to when we’re not at the sp…when we’re not travelling for work. [Giggles and looks toward the door.]

Thank you so much for being here today, ladies! I wish you all the very best in the future. Be sure to keep me posted.

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She waved to get their attention, thankful her charges had arrived without incident. “Hi, I’m Flavia, but you can call me V. That’s what everyone here calls me.” Because no member of any other species on the station had been able to pronounce her name without it sounding vulgar in his or her language.
The Ginnunian stepped forward and surprised her by reaching out to shake her hand—not a custom for his people. “Hello, I’m Frey, and this is my wife, Carrie.”

She shook his hand and then his wife’s, trying to hold in her excitement at meeting someone from home.
Frey moved to the side, revealing the petite woman behind him. “And this is Jewel.”
V squealed. Unable to hide her exhilaration any longer, she wrapped her arms around Jewel. Not only was she from Earth, but she looked to be only a couple years younger than her. All the Terrans on-station were her parents’ age. For once, her unwavering loneliness would ebb, at least for a few days.
But her hug wasn’t returned, only met with a gasp. V stepped back. “I’m sorry, did I hurt you?”

Jewel shook her head, but wouldn’t make eye contact.
“I think she’s a little self-conscious about her scars,” Frey said.
V winced. Why did he have to mention them? Sure, she’d noticed, but she had friends with fins, feathers, and elephant ears. A few scars wouldn’t stop her from being social. Was that why she’d been asked to entertain Jewel during her stay?

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