$20 Gift Card Giveaway , Author Interview & Excerpt of Savage Magic by Judy Teel

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Savage Magic

by Judy Teel

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A deadly disease from an unknown origin…

Addison Kittner and ex-FBI agent Cooper Daine arrive at Bone Clan expecting a warm welcome. Instead they’re imprisoned and placed under quarantine, where they discover that the werewolf mountain Clans are being decimated by a deadly plague which can’t be cured.

An old obligation that changes everything…

With only a few days to live, Cooper’s brother, Alpha of Bone Clan, asks Cooper to fulfill his promise, one that’s crucial to their Clan’s survival. But if he does, Cooper risks loosing Addison. Forever.

An ancient creature bred for genocide…

Determined to stop the plague and cure Cooper’s brother, Addison defies Clan law and sneaks away to an ancient ruin which might hold the key. There she discovers an unexpected link to her past and inadvertently calls forth an immortal monster that will destroy the paranormal races protecting humanity if it can’t be stopped.

But as Cooper and Addison battle to stop the annihilation of the Clans and the forces trying to tear their bond apart, something even more powerful and deadly gathers just out of sight…

And prepares to strike.

BUY LINKS

AMAZON:

Shifty Magic (Book 1): http://amzn.to/1gImhOO

Undercover Magic (Book 2): http://amzn.to/1L1VJ9I

Savage Magic (Book 3): http://amzn.to/1gImjGF

NOOK:

Shifty Magic (Book 1): http://goo.gl/6hU5bQ

Undercover Magic (Book 2): http://goo.gl/0qjldj

Savage Magic (Book 3): http://goo.gl/SijP9j

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Excerpt:

The scent of blood got stronger, pulling my thoughts back and making my heart pound a little harder against my chest. Slipping a knife from the sheath inside my right boot, I watched the flutter of shadows on the path below where it turned and disappeared behind a thick wall of laurels. Slow breath in…Silent breath out…

Deeper shadows emerged and took shape — a man and a woman, both dressed for living outdoors and blending in. And there was Cooper, complacently allowing them to roughly pull him along between them, his nose and a cut on his cheek seeping blood. Weird. Cooper was built like an early twenty-first century Olympic gymnast and I’d seen him take out opponents in less than ten seconds without a single blow landing on him. How had they managed to subdue him?

I watched them come closer and pass below me. The woman on one side of Cooper was medium height with light skin and dark red hair that she’d pulled back into a short ponytail with a strip of leather. The man on the other side was tall and muscular with tanned skin, his bright red hair in a military cut.

I adjusted the soles of my logger boots against the branch under me to give myself a more solid launch, judged the distance — and jumped.

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Author Interview:

-Thank you for stopping by We Love Kink! We’re so glad you decided to sit down and chat with us. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself in case the readers haven’t met you before?


– Please share some juicy details about your latest release.

If the entire series were one book, Savage Magic would be that midpoint where everything changes. A surprise enemy is back and an unexpected ally also comes to light. Moving forward, Addison and Cooper are going to have to put on their big girl panties (yup, even Cooper) if they’re going to come out on the winning side.


– What draws you to your genre?

I love the dystopian urban fantasy genre because it allows so much freedom. Books like mine can have action, romance, mystery, emotional depth and even funny moments. No getting bored in these worlds!


-When did you realize you were a writer?

Probably when I was six. We were asked to create a painting and then write a story about it and it was one of the few times I remember liking school.


-Where do you, as an author, draw the line on subject matter?

Because I write for the New Adult and Adult market, I haven’t really limited myself on subject matter. I write what the story demands, which is why the Shifty Magic series flirts on the edge of horror sometimes. I do minimize details in places though, not just to keep the books genre-focused, but also to keep the stories moving.


-What or who were your early influences?

The Hobbit, tons of romance authors, C.S. Lewis – I was all over the place. Movies like Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark influenced me too. Good storytelling, both of them. Everything I read and everything I watch I’m analyzing and learning from. Can’t seem to help myself.


-How do you deal with writer’s block?

I have one of those anti-gravity chairs in my office and if I’m stuck because I’m tired, I’ll get in that and meditate or nap for 20 or 30 minutes. If I’m stuck because I’ve been sitting too long, I’ll get up and do some kind of physical chore like laundry, or I’ll take our dog for a walk. If I pose a question to myself like, “How can Addison get out of this?” or, “What would Cooper be feeling here?” and then let it go, I always get my answer.


-What is the best part of being a writer? What is the most difficult part?

It’s a magical thing to be a writer. All these people and places and events in my head go out as a book and other people feel and experience them as if they were there. It’s the coolest job I’ve ever had.

The only hard parts are the long hours at the computer and sometimes having to miss out on fun things in order to get a project finished. But it’s worth it.


-Who are a few of your favorite authors?

Ilona Andrews is always at the top of my list and so is Jim Butcher. I also really liked the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger. Great stuff.


-What are three things that many people don’t know about you?

I have two toy Minions in hula skirts on my desk. Whenever I look at them, it makes me smile.

I’m a tea hoarder. I used to tell my kids they were exaggerating about that, but no. Guilty as charged.

I’ve recently started using a program that lets me dictate my first drafts because I have so much trouble resisting editing when I need to be writing. It’s helped. A little. I probably should find a support group for obsessive wordsmithing.


-Thank you so much for stopping by and talking to us! It has been a lot of fun.

 

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AuthorPhoto_SavageMagicAUTHOR Bio and Links:

Judy Teel was born in Virginia and moved to North Carolina just before middle school. She’s a fiction author and novelist writing in the dystopian urban fantasy genre. Her stories deliver mystery with some thriller elements, a kick-butt heroine with a large dash of snark in her, a bit more than a touch of romance with a guy that makes readers’ hearts beat a little faster, and a wild ride full of action and emotion from start to finish.

Shifty Magic is permanently free on all platforms and Undercover Magic is free as a thank you gift for anyone who signs up on my readers list: http://judyteel.com/my-free-book/

Website: http://www.judyteel.com

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

Twitter: @JudyTeelBooks / https://twitter.com/JudyTeelBooks

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5023501.Judy_Teel

Amazon Author’s Page: http://amzn.to/1NIne6S

Tumblr: http://judyteel.tumblr.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/judyteelbooks/

 

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GIVEAWAY


Judy will be awarding $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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Giveaway, Author Interview and Excerpt of Wealth and Privilege by Jeanette Watts

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Wealth and Privilege

by Jeanette Watts

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Money. Family. Love. Hate. Obsession. Duty. Politics. Religion – or the lack thereof. Sex — or, once again, the lack thereof.

Thomas Baldwin finds himself married to a woman he can’t stand, while head-over heels in love with another woman he can’t have. Talk about bad planning. He feels like a kite, buffeted by circumstances which blow him not only through personal crises, but also through some of the most significant events in Pittsburgh during the late 1800s, including the railroad riots of 1877, the creation of the Homestead Steel Works, the assassination of President Garfield, and the Johnstown Flood. Over time, and with the help of his muse, who dances maddeningly just beyond his reach, he takes control of his life, wresting it from the winds attempting to control him.

A carefully-researched historical novel about life among the privileged class of Pittsburgh during the Industrial Revolution.

AMAZON / B&N 

 

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Excerpt:

 

A soft rumble of thunder sounded in the distance, and they both groaned.

 

Just what we need,” Thomas observed. “More water.”

 

Well, I suppose thunder doesn’t necessarily mean more rain,” Regina answered hopefully.

 

It was an odd sort of thunder. It took Thomas a moment to realize why. Then it occurred to him that it was continuous, and getting louder, instead of fading away.

 

A strange black fog began to drift through the air. They froze, staring at each other, listening. The rumble increased like – what? It was a cross between an oncoming train, and – and – Thomas imagined this must be what an avalanche must sound like.

 

Then he knew what was going on. The South Fork dam had broken!

 

Before he could share his insight, Regina’s face changed. She stared up Clinton Street, mouth open, eyes wide with horror. She pointed, incoherent noises issuing from her throat. Thomas turned, and nearly fell off their precarious little raft.

 

The source of the crashing rumble was a towering wall of debris moving toward them. A misty black cloud hung in the air, occasionally obscuring the horrific sight. A writhing mass of tree roots, rooftops, planks, railroad pieces and other metal parts tumbled over and over upon itself.

 

The rumble had clarified into a roar of screaming and crashing as the rapidly approaching behemoth rolled toward them. They couldn’t outrun it, either on or off their little craft. Regina pointed to the nearest building. The brick corners were coined, laid unevenly enough to make a decent ladder. Thomas understood without a word. They poled their way across the watery distance, desperation giving them strength and speed.

 

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

 

-Thank you for stopping by We Love Kink! We’re so glad you decided to sit down and chat with us. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself in case the readers haven’t met you before?

 

Well, I write historic fiction, as well as dance textbooks, screenplays, and various other things. I do have a very juicy manuscript on the order of Fifty Shades of Gray in the works, as well as a contemporary satire I’m calling Jane Austen Lied to Me.


– Please share some juicy details about your latest release.

 

My release is called Wealth and Privilege. I’m afraid all the sex in it is “off screen.” The story is about obsession, in a way. But I’d like to be loved the way Regina, my heroine, is loved.


– What draws you to historical romance?

 

I love history! Research is fun for me. My preferred reading material for fun is biographies. I’m a Vintage dancer, so I spend a lot of time with historical dancer forms, and I make a lot of historical clothing. History is this big juicy playground full of scandals and secrets. Revisionists always have to clean it up – Grandma ran a boarding house, not a bordello, the Civil War was about rights, not about slavery, the Founding Fathers weren’t deists and Freethinkers… but when you get in there and get the facts, it’s always messy and fun to write about.

 

-When did you realize you were a writer?

 

I was writing stories to tell my best friend while we walked to school when we were in something like fifth grade. I used to just make them up in my head, she was the person who made me start putting it down on paper.


-Where do you, as an author, draw the line on subject matter?

 

Depends on the context. The juciest manuscript I mentioned earlier, I guess I’m just trying to draw the line this side of tasteful. For Wealth and Privilege, I originally meant to put in more sex “on screen.” But the characters had other ideas. I even put in a character that I meant for my hero to have an affair with, but he just wasn’t interested. He’s a one-woman kind of guy.


-What or who were your early influences?

 

Margaret Mitchell is the biggest influence. You can see Gone With the Wind in all sorts of details. My heroine is a female version of Rhett Butler. My ending is influenced by Gone With the Wind. But there’s a touch of Edith Wharton in there, too.


-How do you deal with writer’s block?

 

I actually started writing Wealth and Privilege on paper (it took me 10 years to write). I would take my notebook – spiral notebook, mind you – and sit at the sewing machine. I would sew for a while and think, then I’d stop sewing and write until I got stuck again, and then I’d go back to sewing. Having the distraction kept me from sitting there staring at the page until drops of blood formed on my forehead.


-What is the best part of being a writer? What is the most difficult part?

 

The best part is having the characters come to life. I had this story banging at the inside of my head. Now it’s on the outside where everyone can see. The most difficult part is finding enough time for writing. Life is full of distractions.


-Who are a few of your favorite authors?

 

Well, obviously Margaret Mitchell… my other favorites include David McCullough (he’s an awesome historian and writer!), Edith Wharton, Louisa May Alcott, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Isaac Asimov, Philippa Gregory, and Anne McCaffrey. Wow, thinking this list over, now I understand why my computer contains manuscripts in various stages of completion for historic fiction, romantic comedy, a children’s book, and erotic fiction.


-What are three things that many people don’t know about you?

 

Huh. I’m not exactly shy, most people know more about me than they want to… and the darnedest thing about being a writer, little personal things come leaping off the page. I guess I’ll say

  1. I don’t like zoos. They depress me. It’s a prison for animals.
  2. I didn’t have a boyfriend in high school. The people from my high school know that part, of course.
  3. I used to blush very easily. In college, the guys used to love making me blush. I was the innocent sort who never got the dirty jokes, when I finally started figuring them out, I would be pink from my hair to my cleavage. No one who knows me now would believe it for a moment. I’m a dance instructor, I turn everything into a sexual innuendo.


-Thank you so much for stopping by and talking to us! It has been a lot of fun. Is there anything else you’d like to add before we get to telling everyone about what they could win today?

 

Well, yeah, hey, everybody! Read my book! Wealth and Privilege! It’s really good. Even if I do say so myself.

 

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AuthorPhoto_WealthAndPrivilegeAUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Jeanette Watts has written television commercials, marketing newspapers, stage melodramas, four screenplays, three novels, and a textbook on waltzing.

 

When she isn’t writing, she teaches social ballroom dances, refinishes various parts of her house, and sews historical costumes and dance costumes for her Cancan troupe.

 

WEBSITE

GOODREADS AUTHOR PAGE

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE

 

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GIVEAWAY

Jeanette will be awarding a Victorian cameo to a randomly drawn winner (International) via rafflecopter during the tour.

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$25 Gift Card Giveaway, Author Interview and Excerpt of Jack Gets His Man by D. E. Haggerty

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Jack Gets His Man

by D. E. Haggerty

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Everything seems to be going well in Jack’s life. His store is busy making money hand over fist and his best friend has found love. The new bookkeeper at the store discovers things aren’t actually as they seem. Someone is playing fast and loose with the store accounts. Jack’s bestie and his knitting group fancy themselves detectives and jump at the chance to solve Jack’s problems. When they aren’t re-enacting scenes from Mission: Impossible, they’re setting Jack up on dates and generally insinuating themselves into his love life. They’re determined to find love for Jack as well as his missing money. Will Jack catch a thief or find love? Either way Jack’s going to get his man.

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EXCERPT:

 

Look,” Tommy said as he looked anywhere but at Jack. “I appreciate you coming out here and all, but I’m not interested.”

 

Jack bristled. Not interested? How could the man not be interested in him? He was good-looking, owned a successful business, and was tons of fun to boot.

 

Sorry, sorry. I’m saying this all wrong.” Tommy took a deep breath and leaned forward. “I’m not gay,” he whispered.

 

Okay, now Jack was confused. Normally men whispered that they were gay. Not the other way around. He leaned back in the booth and crossed his arms across his chest. “Okay. What’s going on?”

 

Betty and her gals have been trying to set me up with every woman within a thirty mile radius. It’s driving me absolutely batty. Do you know what it’s like to be the only single man at church and have every old biddy there trying to set you up with their daughter, niece, granddaughter, second cousin. Everyone!” He threw his hands up in surrender. “It’s fucking exhausting.”

 

Jack chuckled. “I can only imagine darling.”

 

Exactly. I thought if I told them I’m gay, I’d be off the hook. Because, let’s face it, you don’t want to be on their bad side.” Tommy leaned forward and whispered. “You know some poor woman pissed them off and they put ex-lax in a special batch of brownies just for her. I don’t touch the cookies anymore.”

 

Jack let his gaze slide up and down Tommy’s body. “No, I don’t imagine that you do,” he drawled.

 

Thanks.” Tommy might not be gay but he had absolutely no problems with Jack checking him out. What a shame he didn’t play for Jack’s team. “Anyway, I’m really sorry about this but I didn’t want to say this on the phone. Plus,” Tommy’s eyes pleaded with Jack. “I would really appreciate it if you didn’t tell them I’m straight.”

 

Jack chuckled. This was new. He was, unfortunately, used to hiding people’s secrets but usually it wasn’t because they were straight. “What do I get out of it?”

 

Dinner?”

 

Jack waved his hands. “It’s fine. I totally understand. The ladies can get a bit pushy.” Tommy snorted. “Yeah, yeah, more than a bit. But I love them.”

 

I don’t know whether I love them or want to strangle them. When they’re attention is on someone else I want to worship at their conniving little feet. But when they sink their claws into me, I want to scream like a little girl and go hide.”

 

 

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INTERVIEW

– Thank you for stopping by We Love Kink! We’re so glad you decided to sit down and chat with us. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself in case the readers haven’t met you before?

Hmmm… let me see. I’m a middle-aged (egad!) woman who has tried nearly every profession in the book before settling down to write. Just to name a few: lifeguard, sports store manager, military policewoman, lawyer, and B&B owner/operator. I’ve somehow managed to write five books and I’m working on my sixth. I like to travel which probably led me to living in various countries. I’m in Istanbul at the moment but looking to leave in a few months but we have no idea where we’re headed. I want to go to somewhere I can learn to surf but my husband doesn’t think that’s a sound way to decide where to live. *eye roll*

– Please share some juicy details about your latest release.

The main character, Jack, is not always a choir boy. Okay, he is most definitely not a choir boy. He ‘accidentally’ sleeps with an ex-boyfriend. He maintains it was an accident because it’s unfair to tangle sex in front of man who has been drinking and is going through a dry spell. And then he hires someone to work at his store because he wants to ‘date’ him. That doesn’t work out for him very well when his best friend, Izzy, reminds him of all the men he’s had to fire because he slept with them and then didn’t want to go back for seconds.

– What draws you to romantic comedy?

I’ll be perfectly honest. I didn’t want to write romantic comedy/chick lit at all. Although I like to read chick lit, I preferred writing suspense and mysteries. But one of my good friends convinced me I’m funny and that I should go for it. And then I realized I could add a bit of mystery to my romantic comedy. Huh! Maybe that’s an idea. And now I’m just having an absolute blast. This series, the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives, nearly writes itself.

-When did you realize you were a writer?

I’m not sure I’ve realized that yet. I’m still waiting for people to call me out when I claim I’m a writer.


-Where do you, as an author, draw the line on subject matter?

So far I’m a total chicken about writing sex scenes. I love to read them but I’m not sure I can write one that doesn’t sound trite or hasn’t been done a million times before. I’ll get there eventually. Even if I someday manage to get over my aversion to writing sex scenes, I’m pretty sure I’ll draw the line at writing a rape scene. I’ve discussed and referred to rape in my books before but I don’t think I could actually write the gruesome scene out.


-What or who were your early influences?

I read absolutely everything I could get my hands on as a child (including my mother’s Harlequin romances). I loved The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. I wanted to be Nancy Drew when I grew up. I still do. I think I read Little Women about a gazillion times. I still remember which shelf it was on in the elementary school library.

-How do you deal with writer’s block?

Just. Keep. Writing. Seriously, it’s that easy. You don’t need to work on a manuscript if you’re stuck but keep writing whether it’s a blog post or book review or whatever. Keep exercising those writing muscles.

-What is the best part of being a writer? What is the most difficult part?

The very best part of being a writer is making up my own schedule and working in my pajamas with uncombed hair. And of course the fact that my entire work revolves around books. That’s pretty awesome. The most difficult part is all the extraneous stuff that comes with being a self-published author. For example, marketing, handling social media, begging for book reviews, the list goes on and on.

-Who are a few of your favorite authors?

On the more serious literature side, I absolutely adore Amitov Ghosh, Khaled Hosseini, A.S. Byatt, and Margaret Atwood. My fun-loving side enjoys Janet Evanovich, Eva Langlais, and Alan Bradley. I could go on and on.


-What are three things that many people don’t know about you?

1. I’ve completed a full-length marathon but I finished dead last. Like they literally waited for me to finish and then started tearing down the finish line.

2. I am terrified, okay it’s more like a phobia, of snakes. Seriously, I can’t even watch them on television. I have to cover my eyes.

3. I was convinced as a child that sharks were somehow going to magically appear in swimming pools and was afraid to swim alone. Don’t ask me how the sharks are going to suddenly appear – it’s just magic.

-Thank you so much for stopping by and talking to us! It has been a lot of fun. Is there anything else you’d like to add before we get to telling everyone about what they could win today?

Just thanks for having me! I too love kink – even if I’m too scaredy-cat to write it!

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AuthorPhoto_JackGetsHisManAUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

I was born and raised in Wisconsin, but think I’m a European. After spending my senior year of high school in Germany, I developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. My flying Dutch husband and I have lived in Ohio, Virginia, the Netherlands, Germany and now Istanbul. We still haven’t decided if we want to settle down somewhere – let alone where. Although I’ve been a military policewoman, a commercial lawyer, and a B&B owner, I think with writing I may have finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. That’s assuming I ever grow up, of course. Between tennis, running, traveling, singing off tune, drinking entirely too many adult beverages, and reading books like they are going out of style, I write articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, review other indie authors’ books, write a blog about whatever comes to mind and am working on my sixth book.

 

Contact Information

Website: http://www.dehaggerty.com

Blog: http://www.dehaggerty.com/mymusings

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/denaehaggerty

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DEHaggerty/posts

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/denahaggerty/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7210211.D_E_Haggerty

 

Other books by D.E. Haggerty:

Unforeseen Consequences: http://amzn.to/1gJ1U5b

Buried Appearances: http://amzn.to/1OP5TaX

Begraven in het Verleden: http://amzn.to/1gJ1XxS

Life Discarded: http://amzn.to/1P5nA6Q

Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem: http://amzn.to/1OP5Yet

 

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GIVEAWAY

The author will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Gift Card Giveaway and Character Interview of Pandemic Sorrow Series by Stevie J. Cole

Pandemic Sorrow Series on Tour

(all 3 books are available individually or in a box set)

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

by Stevie J Cole

Pandemic Sorrow are on Tour.

Oh Boy this is going to get messy!

Jag & Rush are taking the band on tour they will be sharing their sex crazed and downright dirty life with you all.

The life of a rock star is dirty but someone has to do it.

Start with Jag Steele. the lead singer and guitarist of the band Pandemic Sorrow, and he has a drug problem. 

He’s Famous, a rock star, a legend, drug addict & womanizing man-whore.

Then there is Rush, it’s his job to play music that makes girls wet, and then to screw a select few of them. 

He is a professional rocker. He’s rich, famous and one lucky son-of-a-bitch. He has everything – except control.

Come and meet the band if you are brave enough ladies in this exclusive interview:

 

Stevie J. Cole on what it would be like to interview Pandemic Sorrow.

“They’ll be in a few minutes, Tiff. You ready?”
I nod and smile. “Yeah.” Shit. I’m nervous.

Todd opens the door to the conference room but stops to look back at me. “They’re a lot to handle. Just don’t….provoke them or anything.”
“Provoke them, what are they freaking rabid animals?” I laugh.
His gaze trails down to my chest, and his lips lay flat across his face. “No, that’s enough to provoke them. Might want to pull that up a little.”
I huff, and Todd walks out the door. Muffled voices filter through the other side of the door, laughter. Shit. Shit. Shit. I’ve interviewed countless rockers since starting at this magazine company, and I have never been this anxious. I mean, hell, it’s Pandemic Sorrow. Jag Steele, Stone Steele, Rush…and that drummer whose name I can’t ever remember. Jack, Travis…Pax!

The door swings open and my breathing ceases for a second.  Jag struts in. I have never in my life seen a man with so much swagger. He’s dressed in a tight black v-neck, jewelry draped all over him, and his jeans—my eyes instinctually fall to his crotch—holy shit, those pants are tight.
I‘m so focused on how tight Jag’s pants are that I completely miss the other guys trail in and take their seats.
“It’s real, wanna touch it?” Jag chuckles and I feel my entire face redden.
“Ah, no. Nice gesture and all.”
He shrugs and yanks out his chair, turning it around as he adjusts his junk before straddling it.
I sit, staring around the room. I realize I must look like a complete idiot, and I clear my throat. “So, let’s start with a simple question for each of you. What was the driving force behind your pursuit to fame?
Jag’s lips curve in to a delicious smile. “Pussy. Lots of pussy.”
Rush laughs as he leans over the table toward me. “For me,” his eyes skim down to my low cut top, “the promise of nightly orgies.”
Oh, fuck. I am in for it. I need to divert my attention away from these two whores. Where’s that drummer? I eye Pax, who’s not even looking in my direction. His chin is slumped to his chest, and all I can see is his spikey blonde hair. I think he’s asleep.
“Uh, Pax?” He slowly raises his head. “What drove you to fame?”
“I dunno, money?
“I actually have a worthwhile answer, unlike these shitheads.” Stone taps his fingers on the table. “I wanted to do something everyone told me I couldn’t.
I can’t stop the ridiculous smile making its way over my lips. Damn, Stone is hot. Those brown eyes, those cheekbones, that hair. I’m swooning, not going to lie. “Okay, next question is for Rush. Rush, if you had to be something besides a rock star, what would it be?
“Oh, that’s easy.” He stands up, grabs the edge of the table and pelvic thrusts against it so hard it scoots an inch across the floor. “Hands down, a porn star. James Deen can go fuck himself because his measly nine inches don’t have shit on my man-cock.” He laughs as he collapses back down in his chair.
I giggle, and his face goes all serious.
“No, really. A porn star.”
Jag shoves him so hard he knocks him out of his chair. “Rush, you couldn’t be a porn star. You don’t have any fucking stamina.”
“I’ve got loads of stamina.”
“Like shit you do—”
“Hey!” I shout. They both turn to look at me, and for a moment, I’m afraid I just really pissed them off. I timidly clear my throat. “Next question. Stone, what’s it like working with your brother?”
He smirks. “I mean, when I’m not babysitting his ass, it’s tolerable.”
Jag is too busy making lewd hand motions at Rush to be offended by that, so I go on to the next question on my list. “So, guys, what’s it like to be Pandemic Sorrow? It must be incredible to be so famous?
Pax shrugs as he mumbles, “It’s cool.”
Rush tosses his hands in the air. “Fucking amazing! Are you kidding me?” He shakes his head as he grins. “I can’t even explain to you how amazing this shit is. I keep thinking I’m going to wake up and find out I’ve been in a coma or something, and that I’m still just fucking up drive-thru orders at Burger Boy.”
“Yeah, it’s pretty awesome.” Stone nods. “Surreal. That may be the best word. It’s surreal. It’s weird to be flipping through the radio and hear your song on there. Sometimes, I don’t even feel like I am that dude.”
I smile politely. I love all of his down to earth comments. Unlike the other perverts in this room, he seems so adorably sweet. I glance over at Jag. It seems like he has checked out momentarily. He’s staring down at his hands as he fidgets with one of the rings on his finger. “Jag, what about you. What’s it like to be so famous?”
He glances up at me, his face completely void of any emotion. “Oh, uh. It’s great. Really.” Pausing, he wipes his hands down the legs of his jeans. “You know, paparazzi following you around, so you can’t even shake your dick without it making a headline. Always a party, always a show, always fans screaming at you. Yep. Couldn’t be better.”
That didn’t seem authentic in the least. Honestly, he looks miserable. What do I say to that? Nodding, I say, “I can’t imagine. It must be tiring.”
There’s an awkward silence. I flip through my tablet and find the next question. “So, we had some fans write in with questions they wanted you guys to answer. One fan asked that each of you describe your perfect mate.” I look over at Rush. “Why don’t you go first since you want to be the porn star and all?”
His lips curl, his eyes twinkle, and then he smirks. “A girl that likes company in the bed. Kinda like—” He narrows his gaze on me as he arches a brow. “You gonna publish all the stuff I say, right?”
“Yeah, unless you ask me not to.”
“Oh, no. I want this in there more than anything else I’m gonna say.” He clears his throat, smiling proudly. “A complete freak, kinda like I imagine Jules would be. She’s our assistant manager. We all know she likes being treated like a dirty slut.”
“Uh, Rush, you probably shouldn’t—“
“Oh, no, she expects shit like this. Seriously though, I need a freak.”
Jag groans. “Yeah, sure, Tink looks like a freak. Rush, she looks like she’d be a damn lame lay.” He leans over the table as he thumbs his lip piercing. “I need a girl that would put me in my place every once and a while.”
“That’s a good answer, Jag.” I turn to Stone and my cheeks heat. “What about you?”
“Honestly, I can’t even think about that. I’m so consumed with my career, I know I would be a shitty boyfriend, but I do like short girls.”
Yep, swooning again. “Pax, what about you?”
He shrugs. God, he has no personality whatsoever. “Oh, just give me a girl that hasn’t been rammed by these three fuckers and I would be good.”
Jag flips him the bird. “Fuck off, Paxton.”
“You sick of sloppy seconds, drummer boy?” Rush asks as he shoves him.
Pax swats Rush’s hand away. “Fuck you dick dribbles, don’t get all pissy just because I didn’t want to join in for your orgy last night,” he shouts.  “I don’t like slapping dicks with you sick fucks.”
I can feel my jaw hanging open. They are arguing with each other; yelling, cursing.
The next thing I know, Stone is waving his hand in the air to get my attention. “Tiffany?” He whistles.
I glance over at him, and he is sitting there so relaxed like none of this phases him. He smiles sweetly at me. “I assure you, noneof them know how to use their dicks the way I do.”
Oh, hell. Compose yourself, boo. I think I’m getting sweat stains under my arms! Oh, crap! I hear a loud bang. Jag just threw Pax on the floor, and Rush is laughing. This is a disaster. Smile, smile…
Stone stands and walks over to me. “They’ll knock each other out eventually. And while they are…” he swats a stray piece of hair from my face. “Why don’t I go knock the fuck outta you?”
I shouldn’t, I know I shouldn’t, but this is Stone Steele. I take another quick look at the three guys rolling around on the floor, then eye the door.
“Come on, you pretty little thing.” Stone barely touches his warm lips to mine before pulling me toward the door.
I am most likely going to get fired from the magazine now, but I don’t really care. I mean, who in their right mind would turn this guy down?

 

Books In the Series


Jag (Pandemic Sorrow #1)

WARNING: This novel contains explicit language, sexual situations, and is the story of an addict. This material is intended for a mature audience. 

“My name’s Jag Steele. I’m the lead singer and guitarist to the band Pandemic Sorrow, and I have a drug problem. Well, I mean it’s not really a problem – unless you count the fact that I almost made my heart explode from all the blow I shoved up my nose a few weeks back…” 

That was my introduction during my first stint in rehab. I’m messed up. If you asked anybody who I am there’s a list they will go down: Famous, rock star, legend, drug addict, womanizing man-whore, but if you asked me, I wouldn’t have the first idea of what to say, because I don’t know who Jag Steele is. Really, I’m living every other damn person’s dream, and all I want is reality. 

Roxy Slade, that girl was my reality. My brutally flawed and beautifully broken reality. And she hated everything I stood for. To her I was just one of “those guys”, and she’d rather be buried alive with poisonous snakes than give someone like me a piece of toilet paper to wipe their ass with. Brutal. Life. Is. Brutal. And it is just a giant pain, which is why I chase after anything to make it numb, anything that can fill this void. I just want anything that can make me not feel. I just don’t want to feel.
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Rush (Pandemic Sorrow #2)



It’s my job to play music, to make girls wet, and then to screw a select few of them. I’m a professional rocker. I’m rich, I’m famous, I’m one lucky son-of-a-bitch. I have everything – except control.

The industry owns me. And the only thing I have a minuscule grain of control with is women, but not that dominate, tie you up and gag you kind of control. No, I want to govern how I make them feel. I need them to feel like a goddess while I’m in them, and I love being able to control the fact that they’ll never really have me. Love is complicated. It is bullshit. And even if I thought I needed it, the rules of being a rocker won’t allow it. 

Sex is all I need. 

I don’t need love.

But for some reason I want her. For some reason I can’t get her out of my mind. And lately, every time I’m with any girl besides her it feels wrong.

I can practically have any woman I want, but I can’t have her. She’s off limits because she’s part of that industry that owns my ass. 

Sex was all I had.

And sometimes I thought maybe love was all I needed…with her

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Roxy (Pandemic Sorrow #3)



My life had been no fairy tale. Actually, growing up, it had been something more like a nightmare, which is why I ended up so hard. When you don’t want to hurt having the ability to be numb is your best defense mechanism. And for a long time all I was doing was existing.

Jag Steele, the lead singer of the international rock band Pandemic Sorrow, was the epitome of everything I despised: arrogant, entitled, but the thing I hated most about him was that he was an addict. Drugs had been the demon that had ruined everything in my life, and anyone who had a love affair with them pretty much made my stomach turn. It brought up memories I wanted to stay buried. Needless to say, I wasn’t exactly a fan of Jag.

Funny thing is, people aren’t always who you expect them to be. Never in a million years would I have thought the night I meet Jag would have any significance on the rest of my life, but it did. 

I found out that sometimes something that screams utter destruction might actually be your saving grace.

Some people may say our story is too screwed up to be a romance, but for two broken people, we made the pieces fit together perfectly.

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Three-in-one rocker boxset. 

Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. The life of a rocker is gritty, and for the boys of Pandemic Sorrow, it’s exhausting. Their existence is one of sleepless nights, binges with drugs, and the daunting task of pleasing women…lots and lots of women. Life is one endless party, and for both Jag and Rush, it’s a path of utter self-destruction. 

Warning: Jag and Rush are from a male point of view, and are very…male. They are vulgar and explicit and may have to work their way through a few fans before they find a woman who can tame these rocker’s inner whore. All books contain explicit language and sexual situations. 

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Meet the Author
Stevie J. Cole is a secret rock star. 

Sex, drugs and, oh wait, no, just sex. 

She’s a whore for a British accent and has an unhealthy obsession with Russell Brand. 

She and LP plan to elope in Vegas and breed the world’s most epic child.

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TITLE – A Saint’s Salvation
AUTHOR – Beverly Ovalle
GENRE – contemporary military romance
PUBLICATION DATE – Feb 10, 2014
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 61
PUBLISHER – Secret Cravings Publishing
COVER ARTIST – Dawne Dominique

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

Corporal Nicholas ‘Saint’ Santiago needs to go home to reclaim the man he used to be. To be the man he was before Operation Enduring Freedom slowly hardened his heart. He needs to reconnect to the values and the reasons he is doing what he does. Saint also needs to try to forget the courageous woman he knows was meant to be his.
Petty Officer Angelina Jones’ life changed the moment Saint saved her life. She survived the blast but now has to deal with the fact that she will never be whole. Knowing Saint received a ‘Dear John’ letter, Angelina has no intention of being his rebound romance. She needs to be loved for herself. She needs to forget about the one man she knows was meant to be hers.

They each try to find someone to help them forget.

But what does fate have planned for them?

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EXCERPT

Nick quickly took advantage, pressing his hand deeper as he raised her up, her ass on his forearm. Angelina squirmed, rubbing against him. Nick bent and sucked a nipple into his mouth, teasing it through the silk. He slid a finger in and out of her heat, lightly rubbing her clit with his thumb. Angelina moaned and tightened around his finger. Pressing her close against him, Nick increased his thrusts. Nick bit her nipple and was rewarded with a cry as Angelina clamped down, drenching his hand as she came apart in his arms.
She placed her head against his shoulder, shivers running through her while her arms and legs tightened around him. Nick pulled his hand free from her warmth and licked his fingers clean, making smacking noises as he did.
“Pig.” It was so low Nick barely heard the comment. Nick chuckled as Angelina giggled in his arms.
“Did you want another glass of champagne?” Angelina shook her head and squirmed against him. Nick squeezed her to him, enjoying the feel of her, despite the tightness in his groin. “Are you ready for dinner? Or shall we just head straight to dessert?”


CHARACTER BIOS

Corporal Nicholas ‘Saint’ Santiago
Saint is serving in Afghanistan when his heart is broken over a ‘Dear John’ letter. Everything seems to get worse at that point. Normally a happy go lucky kind of guy he seems to have lost his optimistic view of life. The only thing that stirs his interest is ‘Doc’ a female medic assigned to the FOB. Not wanting anymore entanglements, he ignores her. He knows that he needs to go home to find the place he belongs and bring back the man he was.
Angelina ‘Doc’ Jones
She had the hots for Santiago but everyone knew he’d been dumped. Doc didn’t want to be the rebound. She joined and became a corpsman against her parent’s wishes, knowing just that she had to serve. When the grenade changed her life, she needed reassurance and someone to love her despite her disability.
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Character Interview with Nicholas Santiago

 

1. Who is Nicholas Santiago? Please tell us about yourself. I’m a Marine. You can tell from my last name that I’m of Mexican descent on my dad’s side. One of the reasons I’m called Saint. The other is the tattoo I have. ‘Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future’. I’ve always been more sinner than saint.I’ve always wanted to be in the service and the Marine’s just called to me. My mom says I was born to be a Marine. She doesn’t always mean it as a complement!

2. What event shaped your life the most? Seeing that grenade come toward me. My life flashed before my eyes. I thought that was the end.

3. What is your greatest fear and your greatest weakness? My greatest fear is not finding who I am again. War changes you and I don’t like who I am because of it. I know I can find my way back. My greatest weakness? Being vulnerable to love again.

4. What drew you to the Angelina? She’s so capable yet has a vulnerability about her. I love her sassiness. She won’t put up with any of my bullshit.

5. How has Angelina changed your life? She made me realize that love can’t be denied.

6. What do you plan to do about the attraction between you? Only as much as I can persuade her. I won’t force her, of course, but I can be extremely persuasive, especially when I want something and I want Angel.

7. Is there a moment that haunts you? The fact that I wasn’t able to protect Angel. She says I saved her life, but I should have been the one hurt. She worked to save us all every day and I feel as if I failed her.

8. What keeps you going day after day? Pure grit and stubbornness. It’s part of my genes.

9. What would you never do? Turn my back on Angelina or my family and friends. They are why I do what I do.

REVIEW

I love a good military Romance. This is a short but complete story of two injured soldiers, Nick and Angelina. They both need someone to hold onto during these trying times. He’d received a Dear John letter and she didn’t want to be his rebound. I love a good military romance. This is a short but complete story of two injured soldiers, Nick and Angelina. They both need someone to hold onto during these trying times. He’d received a Dear John letter and she didn’t want to be his rebound and he didn’t think she wanted him that way. Read this fantastic book to find out if these two managed to find their way back to each other. 

The only problem I have with this book is that I wish it were longer. 

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AUTHOR BIO

Beverly Ovalle dabbled with writing on and off for years when her best friend finally dared her to submit a story to a writing contest. Beverly decided she had nothing to lose and since she’d always wanted to be an author sent it in and agonized for months waiting to hear back. Contract in hand she has never looked back.
Beverly has been obsessed with dragons and romance since she was a young girl, collecting dragon books and reading everything she could find on them even down to the care of real life dragons. She’s always been slightly panicked that the world as we know it will end, so has prepped for it, haunting survivalist pages and prepper projects she felt she needed in the event SHTF.
An avid fan of all romance, Beverly’s goal is to share her love of the written word and write the hot and erotic romances that she enjoys. She writes what she loves to read and it was only a matter of time before her obsessions crept into her writing for her to share. She hopes you enjoy her tales as much as she loves writing them.
A Navy Veteran, Beverly has traveled around the world and the United States enabling her to bring her settings to life, meeting and marrying her husband of twenty five years along the way for her own romance. Reading romances since the fourth grade she’s followed as the genre changed and spread into the vast cornucopia of romance offered today.

Fun Facts:
The name was changed less than two weeks before publication!
A Saint’s Salvation was inspired by my son’s tattoo
His tattoo says ‘St. Nicholas’ – the original name of my book
A Saint’s Salvation took me eight months to write!
The name of A Saint’s Salvation was my editor’s suggestion
The teasers were made from photos from Afghanistan
The Marine in the teasers is my son
He only gave me permission to use his photo because he loves me
He only gave me permission if I cut off his head! LOL

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A VIXEN IN VENICE

by Kate Deveaux

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He’s an art thief on the run…with her heart

 

Look closer, into Hotel Totally Five Star Venice, where art curator Monique Le Bres has just walked through the doors of the newly opened swanky luxury hotel to assist with their art collection.

 

Alessandro Bonnard, the world-renowned art connoisseur and collector has been sent incognito to supervise Monique and oversee her acquisitions for the hotel.

 

Concealing his true identity, Alessandro is intrigued by the art-loving vixen with an appetite for kinky sex. He pursues Monique, charming her at every turn — taking her to places she’s never been — both in and out of bedroom.

 

Monique falls hard for the man who has utterly captured her body and soul. Only to find out he isn’t who she thought he was after all…he’s an art thief on the run…with her heart.

 

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EXCERPT

Waiting a good half hour, Monique was quite sure the coast was clear after  her supervisor had departed. Weary from her travels she couldn’t wait to get back to her nice room and fall fast asleep in the sumptuous looking bed.

 

Stepping out of her office, Monique headed for the elevator at the end of the hall, noticing each door she passed had a nametag with identifiers. Sales the Direttore Vendite.  Food and Beverage. Diretorre del Marketing. Director of Marketing and so on.

 

The subdued hush of voices from an adjoining hallway made Monique stop in her tracks. Pausing, she listened. The soft giggles intrigued her. Tiptoeing towards the sound, she peered around the corner. Near the end of the hall, she glimpsed Donovan’s silhouette as he leaned against a woman, kissing her. His hands holding hers above her head as she hooked one long leg around his waist, pulling him closer to her as they embraced passionately.

 

Monique’s key slipped from her hand and tinkled noisily on the wood floor. Mouth agape, her cheeks flamed as Donovan looked up and nodded to her from down the long hallway. Then the woman looked at her too. Monique immediately recognized the young blonde with the pixie cut hair and the cute little body from the lobby. The one she’d seen Donovan pat on the ass when Monique had first arrived.

 

The young woman merely smiled at Monique, her legs still wrapped around her supervisor’s hips, and then returned to kissing Donovan. Running her hands along his wide shoulders before he spun her around and planted his hands on her ass, pulling her too him. Hard. Monique looked away, but then back again. Strangely aroused at the unbridled passion, she was aware her nipples peaked under her silk blouse as she watched his hands slide over her curves and slide up and then up and under her skirt.

 

He tugged the woman’s panties down.

 

She kicked them off with flair. Crumpled, the lace thong lay in the hall while the lovers went at it. Grabbing, tasting, and kissing. Monique was aware her own panties were moist, shocked by her own enjoyment at watching them. Hiking the woman’s skirt up further, Donovan pursued her, baring her sculpted thighs and making Monique’s body quiver as she watched when Donovan slid his fingers between the woman’s legs. A soft groan escaped his lover’s mouth as they kissed and she tugged impatiently at his belt.

 

Monique gulped an audible gulp. Donovan cocked at eye in her direction.  Monique quickly retreated, embarrassed to have been caught standing there enjoying spying on the lovers.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW

-Thank you for stopping by We Love Kink! We’re so glad you decided to sit down and chat with us. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself in case the readers haven’t met you before?

 

First of all, I’m completely delighted to chatting with you. I love Kink and you love Kink, I think we’re going to get on fabulously! So much in common. J I’m a contemporary romance author and I write toe curling erotic romance. When I’m not schmoozing with my heroes and heroines in my fictional world, I love to play tennis and love to cook (when I have the time), and absolutely adore entertaining friends.

 

–       Please share some juicy details about your latest release.

 

I’d love to as I had so much fun writing A VIXEN IN VENICE. Several of may passion comingled- fine art, Venice, and luxury travel, plus a drop dead sexy hero and a heroine with a weakness for naughty sex. What’s not to love about that? The book is set in one of the Totally Five Star hotel’s that has newly opened and Monique; the free spirited heroine, has been hired to oversee a massive art collection for the luxury hotel. Little does she know the man who is sent to supervise her is a reclusive world-renowned art collector who is more than happy to supervise her both in and out of the bedroom when he seduces her, one Venetian night at a time.

 

–       What draws you to romance?

 

I love romance, always have and I think romance doesn’t end at the bedroom door. Erotic romance is not only scintillating, but also allows me as an author to write about far more revealing and intimate aspects of a romance. And the best part?  When people ask me about the research for my books — gotta love that question. It’s erotic romance..need I say more? J
-When did you realize you were a writer?

 

I always loved to write and by high school I devoured novels such as Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and others, such as Judy Blume’s Forever and The Thornbirds by Colleen McCullough. Those books spurred me on to write short sexy stories and then branch out into longer plotlines.


-Where do you, as an author, draw the line on subject matter?

 

I write whatever I think is important to the story. Themes that make people uncomfortable are often the most promising to write as they take a special skill to show both sides of a story. This is the case in BRIDE UNDONE when my heroine, the bride, falls for the father of the groom. Taboo, yes, but I hope through my story telling the readers understand that true love can be found in the most unusual places. Also, I want to note that as an erotic romance writer I write about heroines who are empowered by their sexuality and never demeaned by it. That’s where I draw the line.


-What or who were your early influences?

 

In addition to some of the authors I mentioned above the writings of “The Greats,” like the Brontes, Jane Austen, and then of course the page-turners like Danielle Steele, Sidney Sheldon, Rosemaunde Pilcher, Jacqueline Susanne (Valley of the Dolls) and Maeve Binchy. I couldn’t ever read enough in high school and college and romances intrigued me, although I would have enjoyed a racier read than was often available. That’s probably what spurred me on to write about what happens behind closed doors —bedroom doors, that is.


-How do you deal with writer’s block?

 

I have been lucky so far not to have much of a problem, but when I do, I just turn my attention to another work in progress. Or I write a scene about anything… Just get those fingers typing and usually something clicks inside. I have reached places in books I’ve been writing where I didn’t know where I was going next, so I usually mull it over during the day, or ideas pop into my head at night and then as soon as I have an inkling of where I am going, I put bottom in chair and start typing!


-What is the best part of being a writer? What is the most difficult part?

–       Best part is all the imaginary friends I have in my books and all the fun things they can do (okay, I know, I make them do these things!). Most difficult? Still don’t like editing much, I prefer to write, but editing is a very necessary part of the finished product so I have learned to embrace it as much as I can.

-What are three things that many people don’t know about you? I once was in a PG movie, (yes, it was my big debut on the screen but also my last), I’ve sailed all through the Caribbean and the Bahamas and Pacific Northwest “finding myself” and will never jump out of a plane willingly.


-Thank you so much for stopping by and talking to us! It has been a lot of fun. Is there anything else you’d like to add before we get to telling everyone about what they could win today?

I’d just like to thank you “Kinky Ladies” for having me as your guest. J It was a real pleasure to stop by and talk about my book, naughty romance in general, and let you in on a few of my little secrets. (not so secret now!

 

Hugs,

Kate

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Kate Deveaux is a contemporary erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. A former wedding planner, she has always been “in love” with love! Kate is currently working on several fictional stories – each filled with sexy romance, heroines who are no shrinking violets and heroes who make your heart skip a beat. She currently resides with her husband in the U.S. When Kate is not busy writing, she can be found on the tennis court –yes, there’s even ‘love’ in that game too.

 

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by Amelia Swan

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Claire is dreading her 30th birthday…until she finds out Jay is flying out to help her and Dylan celebrate. Armed with a new dress and a carefree attitude, Claire is ready for whatever the big night may bring.

It’s been three months since the last time Jay met up with the married couple he’s grown so fond of. When he finds out Claire’s birthday is coming up, he jumps at the opportunity to see them again.

Jay and Dylan are hoping to give Claire a birthday she’ll never forget, but she ends up getting so much more…

What would make Claire’s 30th birthday a memorable event? A night in bed with her husband and their lover.

Publisher’s Note: This title contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual situations, ménage (m/m/f).

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I looked at Jay. With his full beard, broad chest, and tall stature, he was all man. Jay was powerfully sexy, and I couldn’t wait to watch him take control once we got home.

My eyes drifted back to Dylan, my beautiful husband. His high cheek bones and lean musculature were enough to take my breath away, and they usually did on a nightly basis. I couldn’t wait to share him with a man we both loved and trusted.

I sat up straight and pushed my chair out an inch from the table. “I’m ready to go.” I looked back and forth between the two of them, surprised they hadn’t caught the urgency in my tone. “Like right now.”

We hadn’t received the check yet, but that didn’t stop both men from digging into their wallets and throwing a few bills apiece onto the table. I knew Jay and Dylan well enough to be sure they left more than enough to cover the bill and tip the waitress exceptionally well. The three of us stood and hastily pushed in our chairs, hoping to hurry out of the restaurant while trying to look inconspicuous.

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Interview:

-Thank you for stopping by We Love Kink! We’re so glad you decided to sit down and chat with us. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself in case the readers haven’t met you before?

– Please share some juicy details about your latest release.

For Claire” is the second story in a three part series. It explores the relationship between Claire, her bisexual husband Dylan, and his ex-boyfriend Jay. In this installment, Jay flies out to New York City to celebrate Claire’s birthday with the married couple. The last time they’d all met, things had gotten pretty steamy. This time Claire finds herself feeling more deeply for Jay than she ever imagined she would.


– What draws you to the romance genre?

I tried writing other things before I found my way to the romance genre. There’s something about it that just clicked for me. Beforehand, I could only come up with ideas for short stories. Now I have more ideas for novel length books than I have time to write.


-When did you realize you were a writer?

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I feel like I’ve basically been a writer my entire life. I used to write little plays for my friends to perform when I was in elementary school.


-Where do you, as an author, draw the line on subject matter?

If something isn’t sexy, then I stay away from it. A lot of publishers have restrictions on what can and can’t be included in books, and my guidelines seem to mesh with theirs. Nothing illegal and nothing gross.


-What or who were your early influences?

Sylvia Day was my earliest romance influence. Her historical are some of my favorite romances I’ve ever read. Her ability to set a scene is something I really admire.


-How do you deal with writer’s block?

The first thing I try to do is power through it. Sometimes if I make myself confront the difficulty I’m having, I can overcome it. If that doesn’t work, I move on to work on something else for a bit.


-What is the best part of being a writer? What is the most difficult part?

The best part of being a writer is knowing that I’m living my dream. The most difficult part is the actual writing. Sometimes things just come to me, and other times it’s a real struggle.


-Who are a few of your favorite authors?

In general, I like Kurt Vonnegut, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Walt Whitman, and Suzanne Collins. When it comes to romance, Jessica Sorenson is easily my favorite.


-What are three things that many people don’t know about you?

I love playing board games, fantasy football, and Dungeons and Dragons.

-Thank you so much for stopping by and talking to us! It has been a lot of fun. Is there anything else you’d like to add before we get to telling everyone about what they could win today?

Thanks for taking time of your day to learn more about me and writing!

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Amelia Swan writes contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and new adult romance. She’s interested in characters that are smart, sincere, and somewhat artistically inclined. All of her heroines are girls she could totally see herself being friends with.

Website: www.ameliaswan.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/byameliaswan

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Purely Professional

by Elia Winters

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Columnist Bridget Hartwell agrees to write about BDSM to impress her new executive editor at Sultry, the “sex-positive magazine for sex-positive women.” Unfortunately, it’s a topic she knows absolutely nothing about…but if she ever wants that promotion, she’ll need to learn the ropes, fast.

English professor Max Harlow is active in the Dom/sub scene, but only for casual play—he’s never found his ideal partner: a woman who is his equal, but sexually submissive. When he’s asked to explain the lifestyle to his cute but obviously inexperienced neighbor, Max is certain it’s best to approach it academically—to keep things purely professional.

Until Bridget’s first article is a huge hit, giving her the perfect excuse to delve deeper into the naturally submissive side of her sexuality. But as their encounters intensify and each of her boundaries is skillfully pushed, Bridget must decide what this all means… for her identity, her career, and, most importantly, her future with Max.

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Excerpt:

What about your fantasies?”

Bridget hesitated.

What? What is it?” Catching her hesitation, Max looked up from the Scrabble board.

It’s just…” She paused and took a swig of beer. “I’ve had a lot of crushes on men in positions of power. My volleyball coach back in high school, my internship coordinator in college, a few professors…” Realizing he was grinning, she blushed, remembering he was a professor. “Right. Anyway, I never acted on any of them.”

And yet you complain that you date weak men.” He swirled the beer around in his bottle and held it up to the light, his gaze thoughtful and distant.

Well, I don’t want some guy to boss me around.” To hide the discomfort she suddenly felt, Bridget looked down at the board. She played reach off the H in hinder and fumbled as she chose four new tiles.

I think we both know that’s a lie.“ Max said smoothly, and he drank his beer. “I’ll bet you’re just afraid of what kind of woman you would be if you gave in to those urges.” He rubbed a tile between a thumb and forefinger, then set it back on his shelf. “I’ve been doing this a long time, Bridget. You responded today like a natural submissive. You liked more than just the sex. You liked all of it.”

She set down her beer and looked at him. “All right.” She tried not to sound defensive. “So what does that mean?”

It doesn’t have to mean anything.” Max shrugged. “Maybe this afternoon, I just want to play some Scrabble with you and order a pizza. But when we’re done with all this experimenting, you’re going to have a lot to write about.”

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AuthorAvator_Purely ProfessionalAUTHOR Bio and Links:

Elia Winters has always been a New England girl, despite having spent much of her childhood in Florida. She holds a degree in English Literature and teaches at a small rural high school where she runs too many extracurricular activities. She balances her love of the outdoors with a bottomless well of geekiness.

Elia dabbles in many genres, but erotic romance has been one of her favorites since she first began sneaking her mother’s romance novels. In high school, she kept her friends entertained with a steady stream of naughty stories and somehow never got caught passing them around. Her erotic fiction and poetry have been published online at Clean Sheets and Scarlet Letters under a different name. Elia currently lives in New England with her loving husband and their odd assortment of pets.

Elia’s virtual life is as busy as her real life. In addition to her website, http://eliawinters.com/, you can also find her on:

Twitter / Tumblr  / Facebook / Pinterest / Goodreads

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Thank you for stopping by We Love Kink! We’re so glad you decided to sit down and chat with us. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself in case the readers haven’t met you before?

Thanks for having me! You can sum me up in two words: geeky and kinky. Well, I’m much more than that, but those two words are pretty effective. When I’m not writing saucy romance novels, I teach high school English and work to keep those two halves of my life separate.


Please share some juicy details about your latest release.

I’m here about Purely Professional, but I hope you don’t mind me mentioning that I have a new book that just came out this month! Playing Knotty is a hot story of bondage meets bookworm. Emma Green is a bookstore owner with some body image issues, and she’s thrust into the world of bondage via an old friend, Ian Cooper. Ian rents the back room of her store for a bondage workshop, and when his model gets the flu, Emma volunteers to help. She doesn’t expect to develop feelings for Ian, and she certainly doesn’t expect to love bondage.


What draws you to erotic romance?

Sex is fantastic and a key part of most romantic relationships. I think it’s important to celebrate sex and love, and writing erotic romance lets me do both. Plus, I enjoy promoting other important issues to me, such as feminism and body-positivity, through my writing.


When did you realize you were a writer?

I’ve always seen myself as a writer. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, poems and short stories and even fanfiction. I wrote my first novel when I was 15, and that’s when I thought I’d like to make a living as a writer.


Where do you, as an author, draw the line on subject matter?

Sex needs to serve the story line, even in erotic romance. If you can remove the sex scene and have no change in the story, then the scene shouldn’t be present in the first place. Most of the time, I’m drawing the line in ways that have nothing to do with sex: I don’t write woman-against-woman hate, with the bitchy ex girlfriend or the backstabbing fake-friends.


What or who were your early influences?
My first romance-esque awakening came in the form of The Mammoth Hunters by Jean Auel, the third book in the Clan of the Cave Bear series. Having loved the first book and unable to find the second, I got my hands on the third and soon realized it was a league removed from anything my sheltered 7th-grade self had read before. When my mom caught wind of the content, she made me return the book, but I was hooked. From then on, I was sneaking my mother’s romance novels, becoming adept at leaving them exactly as I found them as I combed through looking for sex scenes. Not exactly a glorious beginning, but we all start somewhere.

 

How do you deal with writer’s block?

If it’s a first draft, I lower my standards and just write some drivel to move the scene forward. If I’m getting writer’s block on a revision, that usually means that I haven’t planned my revisions thoroughly enough. I take a step back and clarify my character arcs and themes.


What is the best part of being a writer? What is the most difficult part?

The best part of being a writer is seeing my books go from rough first drafts to finished novels. It’s so rewarding to get the final proof. That’s when the book feels real. The most difficult part of writing is the first revision. My first drafts usually need significant rewrites (mostly due to my “lower my standards” method of solving first-draft writer’s block), so the first revision is like cleaning out a storage locker full of a dead relative’s old stuff and searching for the valuable jewelry.


Who are a few of your favorite authors?

Margaret Atwood is a queen among writers. I love her poems and her novels. Barbara Kingsolver is also brilliant. I love Orson Scott Card’s writing but hate his politics. Frank Herbert’s Dune series makes me feel completely inadequate in wonderful ways.


What are three things that many people don’t know about you?

  1. I had a very conservative upbringing. I wasn’t even allowed to see movies rated R until I went off to college.
  2. Most people know I have an English degree, but many don’t know I also have a minor in astronomy.
  3. I’ve been trained as a whitewater raft guide.


Thank you so much for stopping by and talking to us! It has been a lot of fun. Is there anything else you’d like to add before we get to telling everyone about what they could win today?

Thanks for having me! Stay tuned to my website, because I have a Steampunk erotic romance called Combustion releasing on May 5th

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Queen of Clubs: Cora

by Katie de Long

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The exotic dancers and employees of the Queen of Clubs walk a fine line, with only wits, beauty, and market savvy to keep them from toppling into the shark pit. Ride shotgun through lapdances, romance, and sexual awakenings. Don’t worry, these girls won’t ask what your hands are doing under the tip rail.

Cora, an adventurous student, finds herself auditioning for a stripping gig…and it comes with more than the asking price, including a very attractive DJ.

Queen of Clubs contains adult content, and is intended for mature readers. Each Queen of Clubs title is a standalone novella length work.

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EXCERPT

I still felt Kirk’s eyes following me, as they had for every set on stage, every lap dance along the wall of the club. It was somewhat unsettling, somewhat flattering, and entirely captivating. A part of me wanted to give in to it, to revel in someone who so plainly appreciated my sensuality, rather than punishing me for it.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Katie de Long lives in the Pacific northwest, realizing her dream of being a crazy cat-lady. As a kid, Katie flagged the fade-to-blacks in every adult book she encountered, and when she began writing, she vowed to use cutaways sparingly. After all, that’s when the good stuff happens. And on a kindle, no one asks why there’s so many bookmarks in her library.

Website : Twitter : Facebook : Goodreads : Mailing list

 

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW

– Please share some juicy details about your latest release.

At this point, Queen of Clubs is releasing one story a month. Queen of Clubs: Tori and Queen of Clubs: Krissy & Athena are the two most recent stories in that series. Tori follows a dominatrix, and Krissy & Athena is a lesbian romance. So, obviously wildly different themes. Coming up next month, it’ll be one a little more vanilla- Queen of Clubs: Crystal. I wanted Queen of Clubs to be so character-focused that even if a reader didn’t want to look at one story because it wasn’t their niche or they didn’t like her voice, they could still read the others.

But I don’t know if those will be my latest releases. I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve, some standalones and shorts and such that aren’t on an actual publishing schedule.


– What draws you to Paranormal or erotic romance?

Well, I am creating some stuff for a paranormal pen name (K. de Long), and I fell in love with the noir-ish tone and concept. I’m a diehard urban fantasy lover, as well as most other kinds of specfic. So it’s a style I was born to love, I think. It’s not exactly romance, though.

As far as e-roms, I’ve seen some beautifully written fade to blacks, but most of the time, that fade never felt right to me. It felt like inserting it, pulling us away from the characters and what that moment, and their sexuality meant to them was depriving me, the reader, of a whole other dimension of the story. When I took up writing, I didn’t want to have large sections of my characters be off limits, and picking fairly outwardly sexual or sexualized characters like strippers just opened that further. It doesn’t make sense to write Queen of Clubs as a sweet romance.

 

-When did you realize you were a writer?

When my first story got published, probably. I still don’t really identify as a writer. It’s just kind of something I do that gives me unusual outlets to relate to my family and the world around me. I like writing for the community and the conversation, not so much because I feel like a writer.

I take that back. The first time a story that I had submitted to a friend who puts together anthologies got picked up. I had submitted it to her for a developmental pass, as I was experimenting in a new genre, and her response was “You’re totally gonna let me include that in the anthology, right?” it was a strange moment. I largely write for purposes; I’ve basically never begun writing something without a clear goal for its end purpose. So having that experiment end up so far away from its original purpose… it was a nice moment. I was proud to feel possessive of the work.


-Where do you, as an author, draw the line on subject matter?

Tough one. Largely, my philosophy is live and let live. There’s fetishes or plotlines that I have absolutely no interest in writing, but I don’t really begrudge those who want do want to read or write them.

There’s certainly some subject matter that goes a little further, and squicks me out. But it’s still the same; if people want to read it or create it, they should have the opportunity to.

It’s a little bit of the wild west out there in how difficult it is to organize things, to get them in front of the readers who are looking for them. So my feelings tend to be far more opinionated on proper labeling, trigger warnings, an adult content toggle, and on retailers treating products neutrally, rather than, say, capping how high an erotic work can rise on the bestseller lists (B&N), banning products or relegating them to a second-class status in which even the readers looking for them can’t find them (Amazon).

Chuck Wendig did a great piece on The Interview being scrapped, (http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/12/18/art-held-hostage-why-sony-not-releasing-the-interview-is-scary/ ) and it touches on a lot of the same ideas I have on this stuff. Every story isn’t art, but the act of creation is, and I don’t believe my creations have any more right to market access than someone who writes something much more………. niche.

I guess the only hard line I have is work that is intended to harm a specific, real, person. For instance, Amazon recently pulled a story that was a very thinly-veiled rape fantasy about an actual woman. Not linking it, because I don’t want to compound the threat’s presence by giving it publicity. Anyways, it pretty explicitly laid out a scenario attacking a game developer who was already receiving those exact threats for her work. If someone’s work is intended to express a threat or incite real violence rather than provide entertainment or posit “what ifs”, that’s not something I can defend.

In that title’s case, too, I’d feel bad for people who might have thought it was innocent erotica, rather than understanding the picture it was intended to tie in with. Rape fantasies are pretty common, and fiction is one of the safer ways to indulge that, even when you would never wish to be raped, or wish to rape, in real life. The difference really is in them modeling it so very closely on a real person with the intent of pushing threats that had previously only been in twitter DMs and such to a wider audience.

Even then, I’d say it has a right to exist— and also to be used as evidence in legal proceedings where its message of violence has influenced the crime.


-What or who were your early influences?

I grew up reading and editing, and it’s difficult to tell exactly whose styles and strengths stuck with me enough to influence my own work. I had a diet of fantasy, horror, speculative fiction, science fiction. Brandon Sanderson, Tad Williams, Stephen King’s short stories, Clive Barker. Quite a list for an e-rom author, right? I came to romance somewhat later in life, though my mom certainly loved her bodice rippers.

More recently, I was inspired by some sex worker activists in my social circle, including Tara Burns, author of The Whore Diaries. Her work is mainly essays and anecdotes, rather than structured genre fiction, but it left an impression on me for its honesty and humor. And it was radically different than the way I’d seen that subject matter treated in storytelling. Oftentimes, even when those with lived experience in supposed sleazy fields write about it, they bow to the pressure to sensationalize it or fit it into the same acceptable narratives. It’s only okay to be a sex worker if you’re apologetic about it, or were forced into it, and Tara certainly is not apologetic. She owns it, both the good and the bad.

On a more immersive level, I’m more influenced by music than I am by writers. I keep thorough playlists for the dancers I write about, and listen almost all the time when I’m working. When I’m working on my noir-ish dark fantasy, it’s often minimalist, almost industrial songs like Depeche Mode’s Angel, Massive Attack’s Angel, A Perfect Circle’s Counting Bodies Like Sheep. For most Queen of Clubs, it’s upbeat, strip club-y music, and often– gasp– radio pop.

 

-How do you deal with writer’s block?

To be honest, I’ve rarely been blocked, and never for more than a week or so. Usually just rereading the last few chapters of the work, or if it’s bad, starting at the beginning and tweaking as I go is enough to pull me in to finish writing. But I also start with pretty heavily structured stories, so it’s rarely even a question of how character A gets from point A to point B. I think I would get lost and blocked if I didn’t have a thorough outline before starting.


-What is the best part of being a writer? What is the most difficult part?

The best part? Staying home with my pets- I have a lot of animals. I love being able to take a short break to let my wrists rest, scoop up a kitten and butt heads with it, and then go back to work.

The most difficult part? Right now, it’s my backlog. I’ve got hundreds of thousands of words unpublished. If it tells you anything, an average novel is 50-70k, for romance.

Some of these projects are very close to finished, in the final rewrites even, but just having that much to do weighs on you. And some of them are waiting for other things. When Season One of Queen of Clubs finishes, it’ll introduce the characters anchoring two new series. And there’s more spinoffs already written for events in Season Two and Season Three of Queen of Clubs. But until the stories preceding them are published, it would be spoiling some twists to put these spinoffs up.

 

-Who are a few of your favorite authors?

I have a soft spot for Tamora Pierce, although I think her work’s fallen off lately. Also, I love Lili St. Germain, Tad Williams, Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, Brandon Sanderson, Garth Ennis, Warren Ellis, Neal Gaiman, Mike Carey, and Allen Moore. Neil Shusterman’s Unwind is another favorite, YA though it is.

 

-What are three things that many people don’t know about you?

1. I can arrange a song for a hundred-piece orchestra (in theory, anyways. Been years since I did anything of the sort). Also, it takes an ungodly amount of time to learn how to handle that many instruments.

2. I absolutely love heights, but get claustrophobic underground. My favorite job ever had a task that involved being harnessed to a catwalk thirty or forty feet up in the air, and everyone on that crew with me knew that job was mine. I never wanted to come down.

3.The absolute happiest memory from my childhood involves a 100 year old house, a 100 year old piano, a foggy day, and a song by a composer no one would recognize. The happiest memory from my adulthood… well… no one wants to know that one. Trust me. You just don’t.

-Thank you so much for stopping by and talking to us! It has been a lot of fun. Is there anything else you’d like to add before we get to telling everyone about what they could win today?

Not really. It’s been great talking to you all, and I hope to have the opportunity to do so again. Anyone who wants to hang out more can check out my site, follow the blog, or tag me in on Facebook.

Love and Lapdances!

* dances offstage *

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by K.E. Belledonne

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In 1942, Ben Williams had it all – a fulfilling job, adoring friends and the love of his life, Pete Montgomery.

But World War II looms over them. When Pete follows his conscience and joins the Army Air Force as a bomber pilot, Ben must find the strength to stay behind without the love of his life, the dedication to stay true and the courage he never knew he’d need to discover his own place in the war effort. Good friends help keep him afloat, until a chance meeting on the home front brings him an unexpected ally—one who will accompany him from the stages of New York City to the hell of the European warfront in search of his love.

Written in the style of a 1940s film, Right Here Waiting pays homage to classic wartime romances from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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EXCERPT

And now, coming to you from a secret location, pre-recorded earlier today, in cooperation with the Armed Forces Radio Network, we are proud to present one of our brave young men, United States Army Air Forces Captain Peter Montgomery, performing a special song from all our troops here to all of you folks back home.”

Ben gasped and rushed to the radio to turn up the volume. He closed his eyes and pictured Pete standing in front of the microphone in his freshly pressed uniform—khaki, the color of his eyes when he laughs—standing surefooted and strong. Crowds never made Pete nervous; singing for millions of people over the radio wouldn’t be a problem for him. When they’d sung duets during Ben’s shows at the Black Cat supper club, Pete was always so smooth and sure, never a tremor or nerves. And now, Ben could just picture him: Pete’s eyes would be closed; he’d have a slight smile; his hands would be either gently folded behind his back or holding the microphone stand.

The honey sound of Pete’s voice singing “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”—a voice Ben hadn’t heard in two years—poured from the radio, simple and unaccompanied. He sank to his knees in front of the set and turned the volume even louder. He reached out with one finger to caress the wood, stained golden-red because Pete swore it was the same color as Ben’s hair in the summer. The set reverberated under his fingers. Ben put his entire hand on the set, feeling the vibrations of Pete’s voice through the wood in almost the same way as he’d felt Pete’s voice through his chest when Pete would sing him to sleep, Pete’s naked chest under Ben’s palm, their legs tangled and bodies satiated.

Ben didn’t feel the tears streaming down his face and ignored the pain in his knee as he knelt there—he only felt Pete. Pete’s happiness and joy in the world, Pete’s kindness and generosity, Pete’s caring and love—Ben was enveloped in thoughts of Pete. For this short song, a song of longing and dreams of home, which he knew Pete had picked as a secret code of their own, he and Pete were together, just as they’d be together again, someday soon.

After the song ended, Ben heard Pete whisper, “Merry Christmas.”

Merry Christmas,” Ben whispered back. “Be safe, darling. Come home soon.”

Right Here Waiting will be released by Interlude Press on February 10, 2015.

 

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INTERVIEW

-Thank you for stopping by We Love Kink! We’re so glad you decided to sit down and chat with us. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself in case the readers haven’t met you before?

Hi there! My name’s Kat. I’m a writer and translator, currently living in the French Alps.

Please share some juicy details about your latest release.

Right Here Waiting is set in World War II. The two central characters are Ben Williams, a singer, and Pete Montgomery, a bomber pilot. It’s a bit sweeping and romantic — it’s about their love, and how it is tested by the adventures they find themselves on. I like to say that it’s the Old Hollywood movie you *would* have seen, had times been more accepting.

– What draws you to Historical Romance?

Historical fiction/romance is my favorite thing to read – I’m a big history buff and I just wanted to write a book that I would want to read!


When did you realize you were a writer?

I know I’ve been writing stories my whole life – I clearly remember writing a whole science fiction story about my third grade class, and I think that was the first story I ever put to paper. It’s just something I’ve always done, just as something for myself.


-Where do you, as an author, draw the line on subject matter?

I like to read books that are escapes from reality. I don’t like books that are too traumatizing, or too depressing or too upsetting. As an author, I write the books I would want to read.


What or who were your early influences?

L.M. Montgomery was the first author that I absolutely had to read everything she’d ever written. I have most of her books. Madeleine L’Engle is another one. I’ve read almost everything she’s written, hundreds of times over.


How do you deal with writer’s block?

It depends on how long it’s been going on. If it’s only been a few days, and whatever deadline I have is far enough off, I’ll just go do something else—listen to music, or go to a museum. Unfortunately, I seem to get a great deal of ideas while I’m washing the dishes… If I’m facing a deadline, I just start to write, free-form and stream of conciousness, and eventually I can veer it toward what I’m trying to write.


What is the best part of being a writer? What is the most difficult part?

The best part of being a writer is being able to see and write both sides of an argument or scene. That’s also the most difficult thing.


Who are a few of your favorite authors?

L.M. Montgomery, Madeleine L’Engle, Elizabeth George Speare, Margaret George, Connie Willis, Diana Gabaldon and Jasper Fforde – just to name a few.


-What are three things that many people don’t know about you?

1) I love to cook, even though sometimes things don’t work out perfectly. Beef stew is my specialty.

2) I love to knit and am currently working on improvising my very first pattern. It will hopefully wind up as a sweater, but we’ll see how it goes.

3) I am an avid alpine skier.


-Thank you so much for stopping by and talking to us! It has been a lot of fun. Is there anything else you’d like to add before we get to telling everyone about what they could win today?

Thanks to you for hosting this, thanks to the readers for taking time to read this – please come check out my book, and good luck in the contest!!

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

K. E. Belledonne is a writer, editor and translator based in the French Alps. A native New-Englander, Kat spends her spare time listening to Glenn Miller records, reading history books and cheering on her beloved Red Sox.

Ms. Belledonne describes her story as “like an old friend—the book you curl up with when you’re not feeling well. You know how it goes. You know how it will end, but it just makes you feel better reading it.”

Right Here Waiting is her first novel.

Connect with the author at http://www.kebelledonne.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KEBelledonne, on Goodreads at http://www.Goodreads.com/kebelledonne and on Twitter at @kebelledonne.

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