Tag Archives: Interview

Blog Tour ~ Love Lost by Love Belvin

Title: Love Lost

Author: Love Belvin

Series:  Love’s Improbable Possibility #1

Purchase: Amazon ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords ~ B&N ~ Diesel ~ Sony

10 synopsis

You ever wonder what events led up to an individual’s inability to trust? Love Lost starts off by peeling back layers of a young girl who experienced the loss of essential, reliable and nurturing love.

Rayna Brimm, hailing from an inner city in New Jersey, survives a series of betrayal and loss only to forge forward in self-preservation and obtain an education in North Carolina. After receiving her degree, vowing never return home, she finds herself in California where she tries to build a self-contained life. She made a personal declaration to get through life without further dependence on others in order to avoid yet another heartbreak. Only, fate said otherwise.

Enter Azmir Jacobs, a tall, dark, handsome and very wealthy man, who has street credibility and executive power in the corporate world. Azmir has money, power and beautiful women at his beckon call, BUT only one woman has caught his eye. The resilient Rayna Brimm, a woman whose dysfunctional upbringing contributes towards her tough skin, issues with trust and a deep-seated fear to love, turns out to be more than he bargained for when he discovered her in his boardroom presenting a leasing proposal.

Rayna isn’t the only one with a checkered past. Can Azmir conceal his convoluted life long enough to prove that he can provide Rayna the stable and reliable love that she clearly needs and deserves? Or will his lofty lifestyle and endless resources scare her away?

Just when you thought you’d begun the read of an urban novel, you turn the pages and find this is by no means an urban novel, but the journey of a classic love tale and a story of redemption instead. The Love’s Improbable Possibility series is a slow weaving journey of love. Be prepared to progress into the world of Rayna Brimm. A story of loves redemption.

*you can read my REVEIW –> HERE*

author bio

 Love Belvin is a native of the Tri-State area and now lives in the Delaware Valley. She’s an avid reader and enjoys dinner parties with her closest girlfriends. While she enjoys many things, nothing excites her more than curling up with a glass of wine and a good romance novel

~ follow her ~

Amazon ~ Goodreads ~ Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

Giveaway

Love is giving away 3 signed copies of Love Lost to 3 separate winners along with 3 e-copies to 3 separate winners (6 winners total)

Rafflecopter Giveaway



interview

How did you come up with the concept for this series?

I started out just wanting to write a romance story about a young woman from humble beginnings. Then over time, as I started spending more time vetting the main characters, I grew intimate with them. In no time, what was intended to be a simple, one book romance novel turned into a darn series! Now the story includes two complicated individuals, accidentally bumping into an opportunity at love.

Are any of the characters based on people you know?

Not at all. These characters are purely fictional. Some names are borrowed from people actually know for comedic purposes, but that’s all.

What did your family/friends think about the book?

I’m getting GREAT responses from them. I won’t get used to this though. The first installment of Love’s Improbable Possibility (L.I.P) is still new yet, and we’ve recently released the second. I come from a religious family so I know I’m due a verbal thrashing somewhere down the pike. A.D. Jacobs enjoys himself some Rayna – intimately! LOL!!

What would you say is the easiest / hardest thing about writing?

The easiest thing is coming up with characters and scenes. The most challenging is getting the opportunity to sit down and record (write) them thoroughly.

What was the hardest part to write in Love Lost?

Rayna’s beginnings were hard to write and pre-edit. I had to adapt a certain mentality to make her environment come alive. It was difficult to stay true to the characters in the first two chapters because that portion of the storyline is so misleading. Some may start Love Lost and think it’s an urban novel when it isn’t. In the end, I decided to keep her childhood in the story because it truly demonstrates her struggle to accept love later on in the series.

Sidebar: I’m glad you didn’t ask about the easiest. ***face heating up***

Were there any authors that inspired you to write?

I can’t identify any authors who inspired me to write per se, but I enjoyed Eric Jerome Dickey when I started reading heavily. Since, I’ve enjoyed much of S.H. Kolee & Sylvia Day’s work.

How many books are you planning for this series?

There are four books in the L.I.P. series: Love Lost, Love UnExpected, Love UnChartered and Love Redeemed.

Tell us 3 things about yourself that not everyone knows

My birth certificate reads: Love Belvin (and in that order)

I don’t have a favorite author.

And I don’t fancy the word “cock”.

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not writing (not counting reading)?

I LOVE following pop culture, learning what the celebrities are up to. I also enjoy going to live concerts.

Lightning round…

Favorites…

Candy…

Not a big fan of candyFruity Mentos maybe.

Drink…

Non-alcoholic: cranberry cocktail juice

Alcohol: Cosmopolitan or Riesling

Ice Cream flavor…

Don’t have one… depends on the way the wind blows hormonally for me.

Movie…

OMGoshPretty Woman ***covers face in shame*** YeahI’m THAT kinda girl.

Book…

I don’t really have ONEperhaps five.

Song at the moment…

Not sure. I go back and forth,

Part of a man (not counting the obvious 😉 mine is the back. Oh lawd when they got it defined. YUM)

Mmmmmmprobably absOR, legs! Legsnicely shaped legs!

TV show…

Scandal is rockin’ right now!

Well that’s about it… Thank you for takin time… 🙂

Thanks for having me, Momma! Chat lata

blog tour scheduel

JULY 8

The Book Whore-der’s Delights

Amber’s Reading Room

AAMBC (African Americans on the Move Book Club)

JULY 9

THESUBCLUBbooks

Book Junkies Anonymous

JULY 10

Momma’s Books

JULY 11

I Love Indie Books

Nose Stuck in a Book

JULY 12

Reading Renee

So Many Books So Little Time


Blog Tour ~ Demon at My Door by Michelle A. Valentine (Review & Interview)

16300439

*click on cover pic to go to amazon link*

Book: Demon at My Door

Author: Michelle A. Valentine

Series: Book #1

goodreads-badge-add-black-38px

~Blurb~

Gothic outcast Natalie Sugarman bartered her soul for her dying mother’s life sixteen years ago to a boy demon that could stop time. Now, days before her twenty-first birthday, the lifelines on her palms are slowly vanishing, and she knows it’s just a matter of time before Satan’s little helper collects.

Natalie’s tried numerous times to kill the demon and regain control of her soul’s destiny, but she always falls short. When she decides to try and gain the element of surprise for her next attempt, Natalie seeks answers about his location from a freaky, glowing-eyed fortuneteller. Creeped out by the psychic’s methods, she bolts from the reading and misses the warning that the demon who stole her soul is always closer than she thinks.

After some strange incidents with her new boyfriend, including a hot, levitating sex session, she realizes he’s the grown-up version of her little nightmare and he’s returned to collect on their deal. Natalie must figure out how to win her soul back from the demon before her lifeline completely disappears and she becomes his forever—even if that means making a deal to damn three other souls to take her place.

*Demon At My Door is a New Adult Paranormal Romance with very mature scenes*

~My Thoughts~

Usually when I read a paranormal it has vampires as well as werewolves. This one had, well, Demons. It drew me in within the first chapter. That is for sure. I wanted to know more and what was going to happen and how it was going to happen. I couldn’t put it down. We get to meet a few interesting characters. I love that even tough there are 2 main characters there are others in the book that are very important as well. I wont lie I kind of hope that this is not it and when I asked her and she said there will be one more book I got excited. I kind of hope that maybe Stew gets a book of his own too because well it left me wanting to know more about him.

We meet Rick and immediately fall in love with him, he treats Natalie like she is perfect just as she is. He never once shows that he wants anyone else but her. He wants to get to know her and she doesn’t seem to understand why, and to be honest if you grew up in a town where everyone avoided you, you would wonder why also. But leave it up to the new guy in town to bring out the inner girl in Natalie.

He always is there at the right moments and always has her back no matter what anyone says or does. Who wouldn’t want a guy like that? Just when things seem to get normal for her and you hope that the evil demon boy will just stay away things come up that throw you for a loop and make you say.. I KNEW IT! I KNOW I KNEW IT, I DIDN’T WANT TO BELIEVE IT BUT I KNEW IT!!!

ijhFYCQ7y8ZOS

Then when you think okay there is nothing else going to surprise you, ANOTHER moment comes to pass that has you wondering… WHY DID I NOT SEE THAT?

There were so many moments that had me thinking ohhhhh thats is good! I know for me one of the moments was when Michelle writes this: (it gave me the chills—mooofasssaahhh—say it again)

“All souls are reborn until they make a deal with a demon and commit themselves to do Satan’s work. If you don’t make a deal then you just keep getting reborn over and over.”

I know that for many, paranormal reads are not their thing and I can understand that; I was not much into them when I was younger but have been drawn in now that I am older but mostly with vamps and were’s. This one to me, although, yes it is a paranormal read, it is very believable as to something that could happen in everyday life. But then again I did just tell my husband I wanted to go visit Transylvania to see if we can meet any real vampires. But if you are looking for something that is not going to overwhelm you on the paranormal side and just want to dip your toes in and see if it might be something you might enjoy reading I would recommend this one!

It doesn’t bombard you with all this history of the creatures in the book, it is just about a demon, who makes a deal with a girl. That deal being her soul. As you read you will at times forget that it is a paranormal which some may find not a good thing, but that is one of the things I love about Michelle’s writing. You will be reading a book about a demon and then feel as though you are just reading about two normal people who are going through some things and just when you start to think I love these two people together, BAMM you are reminded this isnt just a normal read there are demons! She does such a good job not overwhelming people with stuff and making the story between the two people in the book the priority and I love that!

I am sure it will get some who may not normally read a paranormal book interested, because it is not so in your face with the “paranormal” side of it, it is there but in more of a subtle way. I know that I have some friends who are not paranormal readers and I will be sending them this as a recommended read. I have yet to be disappointed by her books and so I look forward to what is next.

4.5 starsBrandy

~Interview~

Hey Michelle….

So let me say that you have done a great job so far with the guys from Black Falcon but when I found out you were working on a paranormal I will say that I was a little nervous because I always get sacred before I read a new paranormal. But I wasn’t too worried since I know I already enjoy your writing. Okay so let’s get started.

B ~ So I know that you have said that paranormal is your first love so, Why not release that first?

M ~ I’ve written it for years, and to be honest I was about to give up writing until my friend, Kelli Maine, came up with the idea to switch genres all together. I need a change to jump start my love for writing again, so I just threw caution to the wind and wrote about something else I love…rock music. I started in the spring and fell in love with Noel and Riff. They drove me to write everyday, so I felt they deserved to be published first.

B ~ Okay so how did this story come to you?

M ~ I have a really twisted brain. I was eating lunch with my kid and thinking about people getting choked, and from there my odd mind took it to an entirely weird place.

B ~ Now you did have me a little torn there for a minute. I didn’t know who I had wanted her to end up with. I mean I knew who I did but well Stew kind of had some part of me that I just couldn’t let go of how Rick was with her so they both kinda had me. Was it hard to pick which one would be more dominant in the story?

M ~ In one version of this story, I left Stew as a complete asshole through the entire book and I still felt drawn to him. It was hard for me to pick between the two because each one has great chemistry with Natalie. Rick ended up winning me over, though. There was just something about him I loved more.

B ~ We are going to get more right? Is there going to be other books about some of the other characters in the book by chance?

M ~ There is one more book in Rick and Nat’s story. They aren’t done jumping through hoops just yet.

B ~ Okay so which paranormal books would be your favorites? I am a huge J.R. Ward fan myself.

M ~ I love Vampire Academy. I’ve read those books so many times. I also really love The Touch series by Laurie Faria Stolarz. Those books have great suspense. Sookie Stackhouse series is pretty great, too.

B ~ Now if you had to pick between Stew and Rick who would you pick? That is hard for me, because of the story of course I HAVE to pick Rick but something about Stew. I don’t know what it is that kept drawing me to him.

M ~ Deep down, I’m team Stew. I feel like he’s completely misunderstood, and I always root for the underdog. I kind of like the twisted guys a little. I still love Rick, too, but Stew is special when he gets his head out of his bum.

B ~ So what is going to be coming up once you finish up with the Black Falcon guys?

M ~ I have another book called Torturous Kisses I’m going to be working on after I wrap up Rock My Bed. It’s kind of like Diary of a Mad Black Woman meets Pure Country. Sounds totally crazy, I know, but my hero keeps talking to me and he’s got a lot to say. I can’t wait to get to him.

B ~ Is there anything personal in this story that you can tell? I know most writers what they know for the most part, and will sometimes put personal experiences in their books. 🙂 if it’s a secret I wont tell anyone 😉

M ~ There’s really nothing too personal in this one. I really just drew on everyone’s need for acceptance and the lengths some people will go to in order to get that.

Thank you for having me! ❤

I know I will be keeping an eye out for her new books! LOVE her!!!

~Author Bio~

17935_108080152536155_3535659_n

New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned author of erotic and New Adult romance of novels. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos and sexy musicians inspires her sexy novels.

You can stay up to date by following her on:

Facebook ~ Website/Blog ~ Twitter ~ Goodreads

~Blog Tour Scheduled~

February 25th

Emily Snow Blog

February 26th

Shh Moms Reading

February 27th

PNR Urban Fantasy Reviews

February 28th

I Love Indie Books

March 1st

Becca the Book Bibliophile

March 2nd

Hesperia Loves Books

March 3rd

Stick Girl Book Reviews

March 4th

The Book Avenue Review

March 5th

Twinsie Talk Book Reviews
Autumn Review

March 6th

Sugar and Spice

March 7th

Three Chicks and Their Books
My Parahangover

March 8th

Whirlwind Books

March 9th

Book Bitches Blog
Up All Night Book Blog

March 10th

Ellie Lovenbooks
Mommas Books

March 11th

The Bookish Babe
RomFan Reviews


Blog Tour ~ The Submission of Alistair Ingram by Kelli Maine (Interview)

Final 2

*click on cover pic for amazon link*

Book: The Submission of Alistair Ingram

Author: Kelli Maine

Series: Dolls & Doms #1

goodreads-badge-add-black-38px

~Blurb~

Movie star Alistair Ingram strolled into Dolls & Doms private men’s club in Las Vegas for his bachelor party and limped out with a torn shirt, red welts covering his chest and a broken engagement splashed all over the pages of every celebrity magazine in the country.

A session with club Dominatrix, Black Betty, will do that to a man.

With Alistair’s manager breathing down his neck and Black Betty’s abusive ex-husband alerted to where she’s been hiding for the past ten years, there’s only one thing to do:

Lie.

And get the hell out of Las Vegas.

But the real ruse is on Alistair and Black Betty, because despite both of their best efforts, they’ve gotten under each other’s skin. Can their explicit dance of domination and submission end in anything other than disaster?

THE SUBMISSION OF ALISTAIR INGRAM is the first in a novella series from www.DollsandDoms.blogspot.com, where erotic tales from the Dolls & Doms private men’s club are told in weekly episodes.

My review is HERE

~Interview~

I grab my things, pay the taxi cab guy and make my way to one of the biggest houses I have EVER seen. I ring the doorbell, I am let in by someone who works for Mr. Ingram. She lets me know that he will be with me shortly and starts walking me towards a sitting room. She asks if I would like something to drink but I tell her no thanks. This is one of the biggest houses I have ever seen (well lets face it have ever been inside of). I am in awe, I mean to dust this place must be a pain in the ass right? Okay I need to snap out of it, get my stuff out and ready so when he walks in we can just get right to it. This time I decided to bring a recorder. Yes I decided to get all fancy and start recording these things since it makes it much easier to type it back out later. I sit in one of the most comfy couches and can totally see falling asleep here, I sit back and let my head fall back, it has been a very long day and well it wont hurt to close my eyes just for a minute right?
I hear a deep laugh and jump, damn it, did I actually fall asleep?

boy_sleeping_on_couch

Wow that’s great, real professional! I look around and it was now dark. When I got here it was still light out, given the sun was getting ready to set but still. Now he will probably throw me out and not bother with the interview. I look back towards him and wow he is HOT. I wouldn’t mind tying him up that is for sure!

B ~ Oh My God I am SO sorry, I swear I didn’t mean to fall asleep I just put my head back and closed my eyes for like a minute, this is so unprofessional I am so sorry. I don’t mean to waste your time but if it is okay with you I will get right to it so we can get this over with and I will be on my way out. This is so embarrassing.

tumblr_mf5vyojic91qf4egm

A ~ *chuckles* It’s fine doll. I thought about carrying you up to the guest room, but you looked so comfortable where you were. Take your time with the interview. I have all night for you.

Oh my… could he be anymore HOTTER right now. I cannot stop the heat from rushing over my body and face. Oh I don’t think he has the same thing in mind when he says he has all night for me. Ohh the things I would love to do with him. Snap out of it woman! You’re here for an interview NOT to try and get him into bed. Though he did say he was going to carry me to bed, and I didn’t have to even flirt. 🙂 I must be getting better at this.

B ~ Well sweetcheeks as much as I would love you to carry me to bed I am here to do a job. *gigling* Okay so I am sure you would say it was a good thing that your buddies all decided that Dolls & Doms because now you have the opportunity to get to know Black Betty better. My question is…What exactly drew you to her? I mean you guys didn’t talk much during your playtime.

A ~ *sits back and stretches his arms across the back of the couch* She scared the hell out of me. *wicked grin* Women don’t typically scare me. Or act like they want to hurt me. But, when I threatened to give it back to her, I saw the cracks in her tough exterior, the part she didn’t want me to see inside her. That’s when I knew I had to dig deeper. I couldn’t let it go. It became like an obsession for her to let me in.

tumblr_mgqukq7ZAF1s2y2xlo1_500

B ~ I have to say, the whole rest stop scene was funny as hell. Did you ever even for a minute think that she was going to leave you there?

A ~ No. Even in her craziest moments, I knew I could trust her. She’s not a person who would hurt anyone intentionally. She likes to be in control, but she’s not evil. Leaving my ass locked in a rest stop loo would’ve been bloody evil.

B ~ Yes it would have been pretty evil. So we get the whole fact that you are not into the Dom/Sub relationship since well you both are very dominating for the most part…BUT please tell me we get to see her get you to submit completely even if it is once.

tumblr_m5ylh85Y3c1rwwadlo1_500

A ~ Well, aren’t you the little voyeur. *winks* Bethany is my weakness. I’d do anything she wanted me to, so you’ll have to ask her if she has plans to bring me to my knees and keep me there.

I take a minute and ask if I can get a glass of water also if I can use the restroom. He is such a smooth talker he can get any woman’s blood flowin that is for sure. He tells me where the restroom is I stand and step toward him to get the glass he is handing to me and practically falling over because my leg fell asleep. He catches me and asks if I am okay. Ohhh I couldn’t have planned that better. He is rock solid and smells divine! I just want to lick him, okay would he get mad if I licked his face? I guess I better not, but I do catch myself leaning in to sniff him and he starts to laugh. I snap out of my haze pull myself together and walk to the restroom and splash some water on my face and get back.

smelling

B ~ So it has to be hard to try and live a “normal” life when being out in the lime light like all you actors are. I have heard so many complain about how they just wish people would leave them alone sometimes. To be honest I had always thought, Well what do you expect? You went into this lifestyle knowing what could come of it, which means NO more privacy. Do you ever wish you could go back to being just normal you and not famous actor Alistair Ingram?

paparazzi1animated

A ~ *takes a deep breath, looking contemplative* You know, you do expect to be recognized and to be photographed by paparazzi when you start out in this business, but I don’t think you realize how it runs your life. Everything I do will affect my career because it affects how I’m perceived by the public, which affects ticket sales at the box office. Even if I keep my private life private, there are managers and agents and producers influencing my decisions—or trying to—so it’s vital I keep control over my life and push back.

B ~ Okay so just how freaky are you? Do we get to see more of that side come out in the future?

tumblr_lfmpar9EUd1qdzjnp

A ~ Freaky? Me? I’m sorry, you do know Bethany, a.k.a. Black Betty, correct? She’s the freaky one. *quirks eyebrows* But I’m open to anything she has in mind, so if she’s a freak, I guess that makes me one by default.

Oh he has it in him. We all know it is there. She does seem to help bring it out in him.

B ~ So why are you so cocky? I mean don’t get me wrong every girl loves a cocky “bad boy” and well you are VERY easy on the eyes so you could probably get a way with A LOT, but in the end those with the Vagina rule the world! Just remember that! *laughing*

Vagina

A ~ *Laughs loudly* Vagina’s rule the world! That’s the truth. They give the penis love as Bethany says. *chuckles* You really think I’m cocky? Well, I guess I’m used to taking what I want. That tends to go to the head. *watches Brandy’s eyes land in his lap* Ehem. Not that one. This one. *points to his head*

B ~ But I see that head *looking at his face* I wanna see that one *looking down to his lap* Okay sorry back on track, see you can be very distracting Mr. Ingram but I am sure you know that. So if you could get ANY role in ANY movie past, present or future which would it be?

A ~ Mr. Pink in Reservoir Dogs. Brilliant part.

mrpink

B ~ So how many ‘toys’ do you have of your own supply? And would you care to demonstrate how they work? *winking at him*

A ~ My toys are limited to things like ice cream and whipped cream. Are you hungry for dessert?

B ~ Oh hun don’t make offers you are not willing to follow through with. *wicked grin* How serious is this between you and her? I mean is it monogamous? You taking offers by chance? *holding up my fingers crossed teasing him and trying not to laugh*

tumblr_m1g9f7NscN1rq6ehvo1_500

A ~ *pats Brandy’s leg* I’m afraid I’m desperately attached to Bethany. Her trust is delicate and a gift. I’d never do anything to break it.

Oh I think my heart just melted a little.

B ~ So what would you say we can expect from the story to come, without giving away too much that is.

A ~ *licks his lips grinning* If only I knew. Each day is a surprise with Bethany. I never know what to expect. We’re still doing our best to dodge the media and we’re hoping her ex is satisfied with wrecking her condo, although I seriously doubt it. But as long as I have her in my bed, Hell can rain down on us and I don’t even care.

B ~ Okay well it is getting late so I guess I will wrap up and let you go. Thank You for taking time to do this with me. Also for not kicking me out for falling asleep on the couch! (so embarrassing)

A ~ It is late. You’re welcome to stay in one of the guest rooms. I’ve enjoyed our chat, Brandy. It was a pleasure.

B ~ Are you inviting me to stay for a slumber party? *raising an eyebrow* If it isn’t too much trouble I would love to stay. I hate hotels. But I would never want to put you out.

A ~ What kind of host would I be if I made you stay in a hotel after going to all this trouble to interview me? I have more guest rooms than I can count, so you will certainly not be putting me out. Or is that you who would be putting out? There are still some Americanisms I’m not quite clear on.

CherylLaugh

I have to stop myself from laughing! I would so love to put out though! HAHA. He tells me to follow him and that he will show me where I will be staying. I am like a giddy little girl. I am staying in HIS house!!! I might have to take something just as a souvenir. He shows me around the room then heads to the door I follow him to the door ready to say goodnight.

B ~ Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. *biting my lower lip* if ‘Black Betty’ happens to show up tonight and wants to ‘play’ a little, you know where to find me. *winking at him* Till then, goodnight sweetheart.

I reach out grab his shirt and pull him towards me and kiss his cheek. Then turn to walk away.

I have to remind myself…

406763_10151316298964239_740432025_n

and not to walk away showing exactly how I feel right now…

tumblr_men8p17SCG1r4hu81


Blog Tour ~ Interview with Collin ~ Ember’s Curse by Gena D. Lutz

I have been lucky to have read this book before I was asked to participate in this Blog Tour. Of course I said yes I would love to help get her book out there.  I do love a good paranormal book and I am usually afraid to start a new series because, well, they can very easily get cheesy and I didn’t know anyone who had read it so I couldn’t ask their opinions. I took a chance and jumped in and let me say for me I am glad that I did I enjoyed it a lot and it reminded me as to why I LOVE paranormal books. Action, Love, Hotness, Werewolves, Vampires, Nymphs.. there was so much to love about it as far as I was concerned.

You can read my review on the book –> HERE

I also posted the pictures she used as her inspiration for the book –> HERE 

16300325

goodreads-badge-add-black-38px

There is also going to be a giveaway for 2 winners to win an e-copy of the book you can go and enter the giveaway…

Giveaway HERE

I was lucky enough to be able to get an interview with Collin, and Ember stops by.

Interview Time:

I walk into Haven and cant help but feel his presence. I instantly spot him and smile because well I am nervous as hell. I want to just touch him! He is so hot and I know if Ember were here she would probably want to rip my throat out for thinking what I am so I need to be good, that means NO DRINKING! I make my way over to him, he stands and smiles. God this man is just yummy. I walk up to him and take a deep breath.

Taylor-Kinney-24

B ~ “Hey Collin, I’m Brandy.”

He reaches out to shake my hand and I place my hand in his. So warm, I just wanna hug him and stay there. Okay I need to remember Ember will kill me for thinking these things! I am just so excited to meet him! 

tumblr_mgweaa8Byw1romekvo1_250

B ~ “Thanks for taking time to sit with me. I am sure you have a lot of things you must have to do with the pack and getting things taken care of and in order. So let me go ahead and get started.” 

Collin ~ “It’s cool. I have a few minutes to kill before Ember gets here.”

B ~ “Okay so I know I loved you right from the get go plus you are hot so that doesn’t hurt! The minute you saw Ember what did you thinking before everything happened or did you have a chance to think anything?”

Collin ~ “Man. It’s hard to put what happened to us into words. Meeting her literally knocked me on my ass. But my very first thought after seeing her beautiful face was…I am now the luckiest man in the world.”

Man if I couldn’t have loved him more I just fell a little more the minute he said that. I wanna keep him! Okay it is a damn good thing that he can not read what is going on in my head. Damn it I can feel my face turning red time to get back on track! 

tumblr_mbj3x4YkzB1rv4rpmo1_400

B ~ “I get that werewolves are territorial but what do you do when you have women throw themselves at you? I mean it has to happen on a daily basis, you do own a mirror so you must know how hot you are!”

Collin ~ “That’s not really an issue. Everyone knows who my mate is. She is an alpha wolf…the little she-wolves wisely keep their distance.”

There is no way in hell I would live very long being in a pack with this man. I would so do dirty things to him! *my eyes wonder down his body. I hear him clear his throat* Dang it I did it again. Stay focused woman! 

tumblr_m80415tkl31rc7aobo7_250

B ~ “How the hell did you stay so calm in so many crazy situations?”

Collin ~ “When you are a leader of wolves you must stay in control at all times. Any sign of weakness and your pack loses faith in you. I guess staying calm in heated situations has become a survival instinct.”

 

B ~ “What is your absolute weakness when it comes to Ember?” 

Collin ~ “There’s this little thing she does with her tongue when we are… Oh, I should probably keep this PG.”

B ~ “Oh damn…please don’t!! I would love to hear what turns you on!” *I cant hid the grin I have on my face* Damn it Brandy… you so could have pulled that out of him! your loosing your touch woman! I knew I should have had a drink that always loosens me up! Just when it was getting good too!  Dang it why, why did he stop??

WhyWouldYouDoThat

B ~ “Any little ones planned for the future?”

Collin ~ “I want a house full of little rug rats. Ember growls at me every time I mention the possibility, she is going to take a little convincing.”

B ~ “When you met Dane what did you first think? That kid stole my heart instantly!” 

Collin ~ “I thought he was a pretty tough kid for what he had been through. He earned my respect immediately. Most men I know aren’t as brave. He is now my son and I love him deeply.”

Ohhh that look he has in his eyes melts my heart I wonder if Dane knows how lucky he is to have the love that Collin has for him anyone can see he would do anything for that kid. 

tumblr_lisz4gso9F1qftfk7

B ~ “How do you feel about Ember being in the position she is now?” 

Before he gets to answer that question Ember walks in and over to him. The love they have for each other could never be questioned that is for sure. I can see it in both their eyes. And it makes me envious.

Ember Stilwell ~ Prime Werewolf Vampire

B ~ “Hi Ember I didn’t if I was going to be able to see you before I finished up with our man Collin here. I was asking him how he felt about you being in the position you are in now with your pack.”

Ember ~ “Who’s man? You might want to veer back over into your own lane girl. I have crazy road rage.”

I can’t help but smile I lover her no bullshit attitude. And as dangerous as it probably is I kind of want to see how far I can push her. Her and I are looking at each other we both turn away when we hear Collin clear his throat. *evil grin*

tumblr_mexaohMGn71rxwarf

Collin ~ “I was about to tell her that your pack is lucky to have you and I couldn’t be more proud.”

B ~ “Well one last question and since you’re here now Ember is here now I would love to know your answer also, I just need to know. The whole being able to know what each other is thinking how handy is that during sex?” 

 

Ember ~ Grrrrrrrr….

haha I couldn’t stop the image that came to my mind. and giggled.

Chihuahua growling

Collin ~ “I guess that’s the end of the questions.”   

B ~ “But…but…” *sighing* “fine, I knew I should have asked this one before she got here.” 

I look up and see the deadly stare from Ember and know I need to just stop “poking the wolf” I can’t help but laugh at myself for that pun. I look up and Collin now has an eyebrow raised almost like he is amused over the little display of jealousy Ember is emitting. It isn’t my fault I’m so funny! 

tumblr_inline_mh1mfthYpU1rzcjgk

B ~ “Well thank you for your time even though the best question was cut short. It was nice meeting you Collin, as well as getting the opportunity to say hello to you Ember.” 

I stand from my seat and make my way to where they are standing next to each other. Ember puts her hand out and I know I want to hug Collin before I leave so I just reach out and hug her, I figure she cant get too upset since I am hugging her also. Right?!  I release her and immediately wrap my arms around Collin before she can object and cannot help the moan that escapes from me. He isn’t exactly hugging me back I think he is completely dumbfounded right now but I don’t care. He smells so damn good! I know she is going to want to kill me but this is worth it!

Guild-glomp

Ember ~ “Three seconds. That’s all the time you get to take your little paws off of him. And that’s only because I kind of like your spunk. 1…2…”

I reluctantly let go of Collin, I cant help but smile though. I would so have fun hangin out with her! I wave bye to them but when I turn to walk out I run into a hard chest. I step back and look up into the face of none other then Milo.. oh he is so good looking up close and personal. I swear I am not a slut I think laughing to myself. I smile and say hi. I hear Ember behind me mumble something to Collin and he laughs. I introduce myself and ask if he happens to be coming or going because I need a ride since I took a taxi here.

600full-josh-holloway

Milo ~ “Sure gorgeous. As long as you don’t mind riding on the back of a bike.”

B ~ “I don’t mind at all as long as you don’t mind my legs and arms wrapped around you.”

Milo ~ “I wouldn’t consider that an imposition. You’ll have to watch out for my little lady Mojo here though. She likes to bite.”

B ~ *grinning and biting my lip* “So do I” *running my finger along his arm*

tumblr_m6qe00yDyj1rtvb1so1_500

Looking back one last time I yell out as I walk to the door. 

B ~ “Later bitches”.  Swatting Milo on the ass as I walk past him. 

Later_bitches_amber


Blog Tour – Turning Point by Tiffany A. Snow (Review & Interview)

15763047

Book: Turning Point

Author: Tiffany A. Snow

Series: Kathleen Turner #3

Purchase at: Amazon ~ Barnes and Nobel

goodreads-badge-add-black-38px

~Blurb~

After her promotion from law firm Runner to Investigator, Kathleen Turner is learning the ropes of her new job from none other than assassin-for-hire Kade Dennon, a situation her boyfriend Blane Kirk is none too happy about. But the lessons with Kathleen take a back seat when Kade becomes a target. Previously untouchable, his enemies now know of the chink in his armor – his brother’s girlfriend.

And Kade’s not the only thing coming between Kathleen and Blane. From Blane’s inexplicable defense of a man guilty of a horrible crime, to a mysterious stranger from Kathleen’s past, to Kathleen’ risky investigation into human traffickers, the obstacles mount against a relationship that’s just begun to find trust again.

While Blane considers a job offer that would take him back to the front lines in the war on terror, Kathleen is determined to pursue her new career, with or without his approval. Unfortunately, her current case is far more dangerous than anyone knows. Someone close to Blane will go to extreme lengths to split them up, lengths that may prove worse than death for Kathleen.

Kathleen, Blane and Kade must atone for the sins of the past and the present. The fallout will force Kathleen to a turning point…in her career, and her life.

~Our Thoughts~

WOW! Okay so after reading right through I thought that I would be able to pretty much predict what was going to happen and well for some of it I was able to, but there are many points in this one that had me at a loss. I kicked myself for waiting for sol long to read these and I am also kind of glad that I waited because I was able to read all 3 back to back because I did wait. I think for me this one was my favorite! I got a nice mix of both Blane and Kade but I have to say that in the end I was happy with how things ended in it. I was left wanting more as always and wanting so desperately for Kade to move in. Kathleen is so set on NOT coming between the brothers though, so that puts a kink in MY plans for her. heehee.

There were so many moments that Kade had me cracking up, the sexual tension was driving me UP THE WALL!!! I want her to be happy with Blane because well that is who she has chosen but how can she not want Kade, but he knows that in reality she deserves better.

“Neither Blane nor I are your happily-ever-after, princess. Blane will break your heart, and I’m the guy your mom warned you about. Don’t kid yourself about that.”

The problem that I did have with it was at this point I felt like the relationship with Kathleen and Blane felt like it was kinda of over, like he just wasn’t all that much into her. I felt like he was more into himself then their relationship, and she was so torn between what she felt for Blane and what she felt for Kade, and big surprise she DOES NOT listen when they tell her to do one thing she goes and does the opposite it seems like BUT it makes for a great story!

There is an OMG moment (or at least I thought that it was) that just brought things to a turn and leaves you not sure where things will go. (yes I had a ohhhh that’s why she named the book that!) ALL I know is that I NEED the next one!!! I don’t want to wait until December but that is what I will have to do! 😦

This one goes much deeper on a subject matter that may be difficult for some to read. It is NEVER okay nor is it ever acceptable on ANY circumstance! (I do not want to give spoilers so I will not put exactly what it is but once you read you will know what I mean.)

Brandy

4.5 stars

Wow!! Another great book in the Kathleen Turner series! So much action, romance, betrayal, and love. Let me just start by saying I would not want to be in her shoes having to try to pick between Blane and Kade! Blane is a successful, handsome, sexy man who loves Kathleen. Kade is his dark, sexy brother who wants her as well. Kade is constantly testing and teasing her, but she is one strong woman to turn him down so often! She doesnt want to come between brothers, but there is an obvious attraction to both men.
I love the action and the suspense of these books. But, that being said, how many times can one person get into a situation to get banged in the head and black out in one lifetime?? I mean come on! Maybe if she listened to the men in her life warning her, she wouldnt fall into the crazy stuff she does as often! And how she manages to live and not get too seriously injured is beyond me.
And of course what series would be complete without yet another cliff hanger after a heart wrenching event? Yep that’s right. Tiffany Snow leaves us hanging for the 4th book in the series. But she does tease us a bit with the 1st chapter!
Overall I really liked this book and was happy with how it flowed. Now, I’ll have to patiently wait for the 4th installment to see what happens next!

Nikki

5 stars

Tiffany is giving away, a grand prize of the winner’s choice, KINDLE Paperwhite or HD. Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter. Each blog will be able to award one lucky commenter a Kindle copy or print copy of one of her KATHLEEN TURNER books, winner’s choice (Print copy is Cont US only). Go and enter your chance to win…

Enter Giveaway –>HERE

TiffanySnowTurningPointBlogTour

~Interview~

Thank you to Momma’s Books for hosting me on the blog tour for TURNING POINT, the third book in The Kathleen Turner Series. There will be a total of five books in the series.

Book four, OUT OF TURN, will be released on 12/17/13.

For this blog stop, Momma was kind enough to ask a few questions (which always helps since I never know what to write on these things!). So thank you and here they are!

Q: How did you come up with the characters?

A: Kathleen Turner is a bit of an homage to one of my favorite literary characters of all time – Nancy Drew. An amateur sleuth (emphasis on amateur), Kathleen is someone I wanted people to be able to relate to. She’s not a city girl, being from the Midwest, and “big city” to her is Indianapolis, the location for the series. Nice, sweet, loyal, trusting, pretty – Kathleen is all these things. She’s someone who could be your best friend, your neighbor, your sister, or yourself. She’s a bit naïve, a bit too trusting and yet, at the same time, not trusting enough, with a big heart.

Blane and Kade are two sides of the same coin. Alpha-males with a penchant for danger, an overprotective streak, sexy as sin and both with an eye for Kathleen. However, while Blane is a Navy SEAL turned attorney, Kade works on the opposite side of the law as a hired assassin. As with so many men, their careers affect their lives, character and the people they love. To finish it off – they’re brothers. Loyalty is a theme that runs throughout the series and I explore what that means for Kathleen as well as for the brothers.

Q: What do you do when you get writer’s block?

A: I’m constantly asking myself the question “What happens next?” Coming up with that takes some time. When I find myself in need of inspiration, I like to find a “theme song” that helps me get inside the characters’ heads, to feel what they’re feeling. A theme song I listened to many times while writing TURNING POINT was “For You” by Keith Urban. I felt it helped me get into Blane’s head. As I’m writing OUT OF TURN (book four in the series), I find myself drawn to “Whataya Want From Me” by Adam Lambert and “More Than a Memory” by Garth Brooks.


Q: What is your favorite thing about writing?

A: All my life I’ve read voraciously and it’s given me hours and hours of entertainment, pleasure and escape. It’s such a wonderful thing now to be able to write my own world and offer that same entertainment, pleasure and escape to others. It’s kind of my way of “paying it forward.” One of the best emails I ever received was from a woman who was going through cancer treatment and said it was so wonderful for her to be able to escape her own life for a few hours and delve into Kathleen’s. To hear that I was able to offer that to her, a complete stranger, was the most wonderful feeling.

Q: When did you know that writing was what you wanted to do?

A: Not until very recently, actually. I never really considered writing a book as something I could do, at least, not until I sat down and tried. To my surprise, I not only could write a whole book, I really enjoyed the process. Once I wrote that first book, writing got in my blood and I haven’t stopped.

Q: Do you have a set number of books for the series?

A: Yes. I love reading series of books where it’s the same characters, but one of my pet peeves are series that continue way past the time they should (at least in my opinion). I didn’t want The Kathleen Turner Seriesto be one of those. So I decided at the outset how many books there would be and that was that. They are:

1. No Turning Back

2. Turn to Me

3. Turning Point

4. Out of Turn (12/17/13)

5. Point of No Return (TBD)

~Blog Tour Schedule~

February 19
SnifferWalk Books
The Muse Unleashed
Guilty Pleasures

February 20
Momma’s Books
Lori’s Book Blog

February 21
My Fiction Nook
Hesperia Loves Books
Romancing the Book

February 22
Melinda Dozier
Reading Romances
Simply Ali

February 23
Musings of a Bookworm
Storm Goddess Reviews
Mrs. Condit & Friends Read Books

February 24
Reading, Eating & Dreaming
Reading Between The Wines
Heart Breaking Reviews
Cocktails and Books

February 25
Little Fiction of Every Flavour
Scorching Book Reviews
Journey With Books

February 26
Tattooed Book Reviews
Sugar & Spice
Read Your Writes

February 27
Romance Book Craze
My Life Beyond Labels
Ali’s Bookshelf

February 28
Jessy’s Book Club
Harlie’s Books
Queen of the Night Reviews


Interview with Michelle A. Valentine and the guys from Black Falcon + Giveaway

Michelle is going to be riding up with the guys here to my neck of the woods (she needed a break from the Ohio weather) to head to a show in San Jose coming from San Diego they are picking her up in LA at the airport. I told her she HAS have the driver take them up the 101 to the 1. The drive will be longer because it is kind of a detour but the views will be worth it! I sent her directions as to where I wanted to meet up with her. I mean who wouldn’t love to meet up on a beach to do an interview?
The day comes and I get ready. I decide to pack up an ice chest full of ‘goodies’ because well that is what you do when you go to the beach. 🙂 load it into the back of my car and head out. I pull in the parking area and wait. I picked this place because it is out of the way and off the beaten path so they wont be bombarded with crazed fans and they can just have a little fun at the beach for a while. I look up and see the big bus pulling up. YAY! I am so excited that I am going to be able to meet the guys. But I need to focus because right now it is about Michelle… or at least at first that is what this is about!! The weather is clear and the sun is out but there is a cool breeze. I just love Moss Landing.

beach

(The door opens and I head over to see Michelle step out.)

Hi, I’m Brandy, I am so glad you were able to make this stop so I can pick your brain. I’m glad the clouds are not out today! (I cant stop myself from trying to look around her into the bus, she raises her eyebrow and smirks, I look at her and feel embaraced. Okay its about her right now get it together woman!) Yeah so we kind of have to walk up that little hill right there (I say pointing in the direction of the beach) then we can sit and enjoy the beach and chit-chat… oh and well I brought an ice chest with some goodies and snacks in it, but there is NO way I am going to be able to carry it up and over that… maybe you have some ‘guys’ who can help?? (I say with a grin and trying again to look around her into the bus)

(She laughs at me and tells me that the guys are all still sleeping because well they are lazy but told me to give her my keys and she handed them over to the driver and told him to let the guys know when they get up that there is an ice chest they need to carry over to the beach and that we were going to head over there because we are not going to wait for them. I can’t hide the small pout that come across my face. But we head up and over the hill to the wide-open and empty beach. I look over at her and smile because she looks like she is taking in every thing around her and enjoying it. I ask how her drive was up the 1 and she shows me some photos that she took. She seems to be thankful for the small detour because of the views along the drive. We find a spot take off our shoes and sit down. I reach in my bag-in all the extra stuff I grabbed that didn’t need to go in the ice chest I found my notes with the questions I had for her, grabbing that as well as a pen out I decide to get started.)

I have seen that you are a nurse who has a love for a tat covered rock stars –who doesn’t by the way- what type of nurse are you?

Tatted up men are yummy, aren’t they! I am a pediatric special needs nurse. My job is pretty awesome. Not only do I help the kids, but I get to have fun with them. The field is really rewarding.

What was your favorite part to write?

Let’s see…my favorite part has to be the beginning. I love when Noel is a cocky asshole. I’m always drawn to men like that—the bad boy who takes what he wants. Noel totally fits that bill in the beginning of the novel.

How many books will there be total I saw you had two listed on your website will there be more then that? And what will the next one be about? –saw you post that Riff is going to get a book do the twins get their own too or is it going to be a shared one?

There will be a total of four books in the series, along with, hopefully, four novellas. I want the books to be from the heroine’s point of view, while we follow up with the couple from the hero’s point of view in the novella. I may also do a spin-off novel for Striker and his band Embrace the Darkness if I feel brave enough to try an entire novel with a hero who has a British accent.

Who have you been inspired by?

Musically, I am inspired by hard-rock. Those musicians put everything into their music, and live it as a lifestyle. As far as writing inspiration goes, Young adult literature has impacted me a ton. Authors like Stephanie Meyer, Simone Elkeles, Melissa Marr, Richelle Mead, Claudia Grey, and my all time favorite Rachel Hawthorne have molded me as a writer.

Okay if you had to pick one of the guys to be with who would it be? (don’t know if I could make that decision because I don’t know enough about Riff and the twins… but you.. well you know ALL about them don’t cha? 🙂 but have to say something about Riff has gotten me)

Noel and Riff are both very deep guys. It would be a hard choice between those two for me. Noel has had some major drama in his life, but Riff has really been through some shit. Both have struggled, and yet wear their hearts on their sleeves. But I have to say Riff won a spot in my heart when I met him and he told me all about his Golden Tickets. Still, I don’t think I could choose between the two.

Do you listen to music as you write or do you need it completely silent?

I AWLAYS have music on. Silence distracts me more then anything.

Okay so when I read a book I act like a crazed person and go on a hunt for pictures of the people and well my husband has seen some of the guys that I have saved pictures of on my computer and just looks at me and says REALLY?? What does your hubby say about all the hotness that you surround yourself with when you have to get in the “ZONE”?

Ha! That’s awesome! My husband is just kind of used to it, I think. He just rolls his eyes and goes on about his day. He’s seen me at rock shows with real rockers in action. I don’t think he’s shocked to see I go gah-gah over tatted up men.

What do you prefer? e-reader or books? (I love both the but prefer an actual book to hold when it all comes down to it but an e-reader you can carry hundreds of books in a small space!)

I used to buck the idea of e-readers…thought I’d miss paper too much, but honestly, I like my e-reader more now. Gasp! I know. It’s so easy to carry around and I can have as many books with me as I want.

How did you come up with the names of the guys? I mean I get Riff since he plays the guitar, and we get to find out what his real name is right –in his book?

I’m a very random person. I seriously think of things on a whim. The guys’ names are no exception. I pulled Noel’s name from the show Felicity. Noel was always my favorite guy on that show. Riff was named because he played guitar, like you said, and Tyke came from someone I kind of know. Trip was totally random, but I liked it and thought it fit.

Do you have any hobbies you enjoy doing –other then writing?

I am a music freak. I go to hard-rock shows as much as I can. I’m going to hit up a Marilyn Manson concert next month. But other than that, I really enjoy party planning, decorating cakes, drawing, reading, movies and all the time I can get with my family.

How have your personal experiences effected your writing? I saw you say you have actually been to Rock on the Range. So you know first hand how it is so writing about it should make it easier I would think.

Oh yeah, definitely. Rock on the Range is like Christmas for me and my husband. We go every year. Rock music is a culture in itself. The look, the tattoos, everything is an artist expression and I love it. My dad was a musician, along with my brothers. I was raised around music and I learned very early on it’s a very powerful thing.

How do you write? Do you go from start to finish or mix it up and jump around?

I usually write straight through, let my critique partners Emily Snow, Kelli Maine and Katie Ashley read it and tell me how I need to change it around. From that point the mixing up and jumping around starts. For instance, in the very first version of Rock the Heart, Noel was sweet from the beginning and they were having sex by chapter two. Chapter one was the concert scene, and instead of the “Ball Busting Bitch” line he asked her to meet him on the dock, and the second chapter was the dock scene where they actually had sex on the dock.

What do you do when you get ‘writers block’ to help get the writing flowin again? I would think a good orgasm would do the job!

Ha! You would think! Most of the time it takes me getting out of the house and doing something totally non-writing related.

What is one of the most ridiculous things that has ever happened to you?

Gah! That’s a really hard one to disclose without going into lengthy detail and giving away the names of the innocent. LOL Maybe I better just keep that my secret. 😉

(As she finishes up answering that last question we can hear hollerin going on and it is getting louder so I know it HAS to be the guys headed our way. My stomach gets into knots and start to get all excited like a little fan girl. I am going to get to meet Black Falcon!!! Inside I am jumping up and down and ready to flash them and throw my panties at them. But on the outside I have to keep it together I don’t want to come off as a groupie. I look over at Michelle and she laughs at me, I guess I am not hiding it as well as I thought I was. Great!! This is gonna be great if I stay this transparent. I need a drink (yes it helps calm me down and loosen me up. okay I can do without the loose but I need to calm down) But the bottles of alcohol I brought are in the ice chest. I am looking out at the water because I refuse to look back watching and wait for them like a puppy. I see in the corner of my eye my blue ice chest being sat down. I turn my head and see the twins one on each side of the chest. Ohh sweet Jesus they are just so freaking yummy! Ohh to have one in front of me and one behind, (get your head out of the gutter)… They smile…oh god and here we go -start the waterworks- thank god they can not hear what I am thinking..and I stand with Michelle so I can introduce myself to the guys but have to squeeze my thighs together to bring down the pulsing between my legs. Aww hell and this is just two of them. Riff and Noel come up over the hill a few seconds later. Got to say I am with Lane on Riff he is attractive but if I had to choose on looks alone I might just have to go with the twins. (I don’t have to pick just one do I? They are a package deal right??) They all meet up and look around at the completely empty beach and smile. I think they like it! I HOPE they like it.)

Hi guys I’m Brandy I am so glad you were able to make a stop here. I love this place and since Michelle said she likes the beach I thought it would be perfect for you all to enjoy for the day. (okay I need to stop rambling they are all looking at me like they want to laugh. I am sure they are used to dealing with women like this. I have to keep telling myself to KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON! NO FLASHING!!)

*Riff totally checks out Brandy*

(I totally see Riff looking at me, oh all that is holly okay I take back my earlier statement I WANT Riff) Thanks so much for carrying the ice chest up and over that hill there was no way in hell I was going to be able to do it I was able to get it to my car but that was about it. Matter of fact I need a little somethin’ from it right now. You boys want a little dranky drank?? Michelle? But shhhh not supposed to have alcohol or glass bottles. (I walk over to my bag and pull out a bunch of red plastic cups and cant help but smile…as I see the bag of oreos I got in there.)

(Riff walks over to the ice chest to see what is inside and sees a small container of milk and looks confused I can’t help but giggle. But anyway I hear a Hell Yeah…and see him pull up a bottle then another. Then I hear someone say… SHOTS! Oh lovely the last time I drank shots was at another interview I did and it didn’t go over as smooth as I wanted. But it sure was fun so what the hell! We all do a few shots and I am starting to relax then Riff makes me a drink. Okay time to get started…)

So how exactly did you all meet up and decide to form a band?

Riff: *leans into Brandy* You don’t really want to hear that lame story, do you? Everyone knows we met up in a bar playing separate gigs. I’d much rather get to the good questions I know you got for me. *Riff bites his pierced lip*

(OOOOMMMMMGGGG I think I just about orgasmed! What the hell cant I just jump him right here right now???!!!)

Okay boys what do you first notice or love about a girl? And no it can not be her “cookie”!! (yes that is what I call it the ‘vajayjay’ so maybe that is why I am secretly in love with Riff because he loves cookies so much! Haha)

Riff: I’m a leg man, myself. Long slender legs like you have *Rakes his eyes down Brandy’s body and grins*…well, that gets me every time.

Trip: Since I can’t say cookies, can I just say tits?

Tyke: *smacks his brother in the back of the head* Smooth, moron!

(Hahaha okay I can not help myself from laughing at Trip. But I cant stop myself from looking over at Riff and smiling. Thank god for gymnastics in highschool my legs have always been one of my favorite body part! :))

So I would have to say that Michelle is doing a great job writing your stories even though we have only gotten Noel I can not wait for the others. Are you okay with how she is portraying you all?

Noel: I can say, personally, I think she’s doing a kick-ass job. Lane got a little pissed she told you guys so much detail about our sex-life, but hey, I’m not complaining. When I read it, I thought it was fucking hot.

Well Noel I would have to say that many of us readers would have to agree it was pretty hot!!

So who IS the sex god?

Noel: *grins* I proudly claim that title, although I’m a committed one-woman man now.

Okay Riff what is it about Oreo’s?

Riff: *smirks at Brandy* I love licking the cream between the cookies.

(Oh sweet lord this man is going to kill me! I am literally going to pass out and just die!)

Why do you like women who play hard to get?

Riff: Women who play hard to get are fucking hot. I don’t want a chick that’s the fucking town door knob.

(Damn it I need to play hard to get, stop melting at everything he does!)

What is the kinkiest thing you have done?

*They all look back and forth at each other before turning back to Brandy. In unison they say, no comment and then laugh.*

(Well cant blame a girl for tryin. I am sure they are some good stories!)

So Trip and Tyke…all women want to know…okay well maybe its just me but do you share women, or is menage not your fortay? And by menage I mean you two and a girl not two girls and one of you. Lol

Trip: *Grins* We’ve been known to share once in awhile.

(can not wait to hopefully hear about one of them experiances in the future. At this point I think we need a quick break I am feeling a tad buzzed how sad am I? They are all fine and functioning I on the other hand need some food in me.)

Okay guys I need some food in me before those shots completely put me over the edge and thanks Riff for this drink you made but its freaking strong so I need some food! So sandwiches!! Turkey, sound good cuz if not then ya gonna have to starve!? So you boys go play for a little while and we will make the sandwiches…

(They barely let me finish before they took off all running toward to the water I wanted to laugh, damn it why didn’t I bring my camera!? I will kick myself for that for the rest of my life. Okay time to start sandwiches!)

Okay Michelle time to get started on these sandwiches. (I look over at her and she is just staring at me. I ask what’s the matter she laughs and lets me know how much she enjoys being volunteered to do work because she lets me know we have to make more then just one for each of them. Oh JOY! So I take this time to ask more questions.)

So what exactly made you decide to do these books? I mean I saw that you have a love for rock stars but why them?

I don’t know. Noel and Lane have been in my head for a couple years, but when I got the idea I was writing YA and didn’t really know how to make it fit into the genre I was writing at the time. Noel just really stuck with me and I fell in love with him as I wrote.

Which one of the guys is your favorite? I won’t tell! Lol

I can’t possibly choose a favorite child. A mother loves all of her children equally.

So Missy, do you have tattoos and piercings?

I have tats. I plan on getting more. Piercings only in my ears, as a nurse everything I get has to be concealed.

So have you ever made it backstage at a concert and got some one on one time with a rock star??

Yes, and yes! I’ve hung out with a couple rock bands before and being back stage isn’t all that glamorous. LOL

Who was the first concert you ever went to?

Hank Williams Jr and Lynyrd Skynyrd when I was about six or seven. LOL Score one for having bad-ass parents teaching me right from the jump!

(After using all of the bread it looks like we are feeding an army. They come back and practically inhale the food. I pulled out the seeds, fruit, and go to my bag and grab the cookies out also. And head back over to where everyone is siting on the blankets. And put everything down then go grab the milk out and the extra cups.)
Okay so I can see some of the tats you guys have so do they all have special meaning? What would be the one most important one?

Riff: Tattoos are my worst addiction. There’s over thirty in all. This one. *Pulls up shirt and shows his chest* The one over my heart is my favorite. It’s my sister Anna’s name. She died in a car crash we were in as kids. It means the most to me. *pulls shirt back down*

Noel: The one on my back, the cross, is for faith. I believe you have to have it in all aspects of the unknown. The star on my shoulder I got when I signed my first record deal. It was my lame attempt to remind me someday I’d be a star and prove everybody wrong about me. Those are the two that mean the most to me.

(Oh how I want to lick those tats on Riff. Taking mental photos for later!)

And well a follow up…what piercings do you boys have?? (I cant help but grin because yes my mind is in the gutter! I NEED to know if we have prince alberts or apas! Haha)

Riff: Piercing, yeah, I’ve got a few. One here. *Points to bottom lip* And, of course you just saw that both of my nipples are done.

Trip: I’ve got a lady-pleasing piercing! *Wiggles his eyebrows*

(oh lawd, I giggle and turn a little red.)

Any fetishes?? The women of the world want to know what your sexual weaknesses are!

Riff: Guess you’ll have to wait until ROCK MY BED to find out about that, because I’m not spilling that secret now. *winks*

Well love how about you just show me… (I smile and wink back at him. oh this is why I try not to drink it comepltely removes my filter!)

So Noel and Riff, things better now between you guys?

*Noel and Riff look at each other*
Noel: Yeah, we’re good.

Trip and Tyke, you guys seem to be pretty quiet keep to yourselves I may be wrong, so tell me what is the craziest things you guys have done?

Trip: I’m majorly into extreme spots. I sky drive as much as I can.
Tyke: We’re just waiting our turn to tell our story.

And last but not least a would you rather: would you rather be a girl with a dick or a guy with a poonany? Lol

Noel: *Raises eyebrows* What the fuck? Um, neither. *rest of the guys laugh and agree*

Thank you guys and Michelle for taking the time to visit with me it was AWESOME! (I move my hair into a messy pony tail and I look over at Riff and watch him as his face breaks into a wide grin. That was why I wore these earings! I shyly smile back then turn away. Hard to get is what he will get haha) now lets go build a sand castle!

food-jwellery_20_2833_29_5B2_5D_thumb

Here are the earings 🙂

I am doing a giveaway and will be sending an e-copy of the book to the winner. You can enter the giveaway HERE! (once again rafflecopter is not working correctly so if need be, copy and paste –> http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/23aeeb4 )

For those who would like to follow Michelle you can follow her facebook page she gives updates on her books as well as teasers.

16047244

 


Interviews with Kit Rocha – authors of Beyond Shame

Okay after reading Beyond Shame I had to get in touch with the authors. I LOVED this book! I had never read anything that was dystopian theme at all what so ever (no I have not read the hunger games yet). So to be honest at first I was not sure what to expect but let me tell you what.. it was filled with so much hotness and I loved everything about it! I can not wait for MORE! Here are the questions that I came up with for the girls to answer I hope you all enjoy it! 🙂 I am also going to be doing a giveaway I will be providing an e-copy of Beyond Shame for those who would like to enter, you can enter HERE( there have been issues with rafflecopter so if link does not work copy and paste::: www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/23aeeb3 )

15830843

How did you come up with the storyline for the Beyond series?

Bree: The world was based on an idea we’d come up with a few years ago, one that was basically a post-apocalyptic prison colony.

Donna: Eden and the surrounding sectors aren’t exactly a prison colony, though I’d love to get back to that aspect of the world later. Because, in my mind, they totally exist.

Bree: Yes. As with all of our ideas, it expanded and mutated into something a lot larger than we’ve had a chance to put on the page. Yet.

Did you have any inspiration for the characters as far as who they might resemble?

Bree: I always have a picture I use as a reference for every character, but I usually keep it a secret. 😉 I want readers to be able to come up with their own image–especially if they don’t like the picture I picked!

Donna: Yeah, when I read a book where the hero is described as looking like Brad Pitt or something, at best, it yanks me out of the story. Because I’m all, “Wait, like…Ocean’s Eleven Brad or 12 Monkeys Brad?” And even if I approve, being jerked out of the story is bad.

Totally get that…because I have read some books and when I see the character inspiration I’m like yeah no, not at all what I had pictured.

Did you have to watch porn to get some good ideas for scenes in the book? (haha)

Bree: I don’t think any of these scenes were inspired by porn, but there are worse references for how people can bend.

Donna: I watch porn because it’s fun. James Deen, HOLLA.

Bree: Okay, that too. LOL

hahaha fun and new things to try. 😀

What is some of the best feedback you have gotten?

Bree: I’m happy that so many people have loved the relationships between the women in the book.

Donna: I’m going to agree, though it makes me sad that it’s so unusual as to be remarkable. Girlfriends are necessary!

yes, it seems to be easier for other women to like when women are catty instead of close. (I wont lie I do love when there is a horrible woman so I can have someone to hate) But  I did enjoy the connection with the girls right off! 

How do you guys write since there are two of you, So that it doesn’t seem like it is two different people writing? Because I would have never guessed!

Donna: Thanks! Usually, we’ll divide up the characters and develop their backgrounds and motivations. When it’s time to write, we trade the manuscript back and forth constantly.

Bree: And then Donna waves her magic editing wand over the whole thing to smooth out any inconsistencies. (I’m sure it’s a lot harder than that, but what she does seems like magic to me!)

If you had to pick one of the O’Kanes which would it be? (so far I have to say I LOVE Jas but something about Bren has gotten my attention… and well Mad as well.. 🙂 I cannot wait to find out more about them!)

Donna: I have a soft spot for Cruz, as well as a few gentlemen who’ll be showing up soon.

Bree: I gotta agree about Bren. Though I have a soft spot for Ace. He’s so adorable…and so foul!

Ahh yes…foul is ALWAYS good! lol 

When writing this series what were the hardest and easiest parts to write?

Donna: The easiest part is the banter. The hardest is probably the fight scenes.

Bree: Action always takes more coordination, I agree.

What did your family and friends think about Beyond Shame? Did they get all hot and bothered like I am sure so many of us readers did? Lol

Donna: I don’t know of any of my family members who’ve read it. My cousin Jennifer, maybe. The friends who’ve read it all blushed. I guess that’s good? LOL

Bree: My mother read it. She sent me a text message and said it was intense. And that was all the discussion that was had. (I’m hoping to avoid that one at Christmas.)

Is there anything you do or take to help the creativity flow? (like have a few drinks)

Donna: A little wine never hurts when it’s time to pen some marathon sex. Otherwise, I need my music. We have playlists for books, for universes, and for individual characters. That helps a ton with mood.

Bree: My biggest challenge is getting people OUT of my office. It’s hard to write an intense scene with my husband hanging over my shoulder going, “Who’s that character? What are they doing? What do you want for dinner? Did we pay the water bill?” (But I forgive him, since he’s very good about cooking dinner when I’m busy writing!)

What is your favorite thing about sex? (other than orgasm)

Donna: Getting to go to sleep after? (I have kids; sleep is important!)

Bree: Not having to go to sleep after. (Ha!)

Haha sleep is GOOD! (I have kids who still like to get up at 6 in the morning)

What would you say is the weirdest thing about you?

Donna: I can’t watch detective shows or crime documentaries without arguing with the television.

Bree: I don’t really care about using fancy bath & body products and makeup, but I love making them.

What is your favorite show to watch on TV?

Donna: At the moment, it’s Tattoo Nightmares on Spike TV.

Bree: Parks and Recreation

Have you ever wished you were a man? (I mean I love being a woman and well all the power the ‘cookie’ has but I have wondered what it would be like to have sex as a man well and never to have a period ever again! Haha)

Donna: Nah, I like being a chick.

Bree: Never having to have a period again? I’m listening… Ha, no. Just kidding. Even with all the baggage and sexism and crap, I still am pretty okay with being a woman.

When you were little what did you want to grow up to be?

Donna: A writer–but everyone said that was silly.

Bree: An astronaut, a UN translator, a rocket scientist, a mad scientist, an artist, an opera singer, a firefighter, an FBI agent, a teacher, a programmer or a writer. Writer is perfect, though, because I can make characters do all those more exhausting careers!

What is one of the funniest things that have ever happened to you?

Donna: I have goldfish memory about some stuff. I constantly turn on the TV (for background noise), then walk into my kitchen to grab a drink or whatever. By the time my DVR boots up, I freeze, all, “…who’s that talking?” It’s so stupid.

Bree: I do that too! Also, sometimes my cats close each other in closets. I had a very scary run a few months ago where I was pretty convinced my closet was haunted because there was all sorts of crashing coming from it, but it turned out the cats had gotten the door open (???) one had gone inside and the others had closed the door again. Ack!

Hahaha that is funny I have freaked out also when hearing something but for me I have done it with my phone thinking I turned the radio off on it but no. And CATS can be sneaky!! lol 

Best advice you have ever been given? (in any aspect of your life)

Donna: Never stop learning. And if you don’t like your situation, change it.

Bree: First make it work, then make it right, then make it elegant. It was advice about computer programming, but I apply it to life, too. I’ve also heard the writer version of it attributed to Nora Roberts as, “You can’t fix a blank page.”

In a nutt-shell what are the other books you guys write about? I saw you have a paranormal series as well.

Donna: We write everything–straight-up paranormal romance, steampunk paranormals, fantasy paranormals…

Bree: A lot of paranormal, as it turns out. As Moira Rogers, we’ve written dozens of novels, novellas and short stories, ranging from sexy to vaguely obscene, but all have to do with paranormal creatures fighting to find love and happiness.

Thank you both so much for taking the time to answer my questions! I am looking forward to the next Beyond Book!! 


Interview with author Ella Frank (and Mason) plus a giveaway!!

Sitting down to meet author Ella Frank at Exquisite for an interview hoping to get a look at Mr. Casanova himself if he happens to be able to come out from the back… since it is a Wednesday it is not very busy. So my hopes to meet Mason go up even higher. I was seated and ordered a glass of water while I waited

I look up and see Wendy walking over with Ella and there is a quick introduction and then Ella orders something to drink. Wendy smiles at us and tells us that as soon as Mason is free he will come out and say hello. (I can’t stop the huge grin that comes across my face at this news)

Me: Hello Ella thank you for meeting me for this interview I am so excited I get to actually come here to see and eat at this great restaurant and even meet THE man himself.. and talk with you of course.

Ella: Hey there Brandy. I’m so glad you made it. This restaurant is something else right? I knew it would make the perfect place to meet – not to mention give you the opportunity to pick THE man’s..(laughing out loud)..brain.

Me: Okay how bout we order some food I hear it is great here (I can’t stop the butterflies in my belly I am actually here right now!)

Ella: Sounds good to me! I love to eat and I especially like to eat Mason’s cooking

After ordering our food I reach in and grab the paper from my bag and get ready to ask questions… and I can’t help but keep looking over to the door that leads to the kitchen area… I hear her clear her throat so I try and push it aside and get down to business…

Me: Sorry I don’t mean to be distracted. I umm… Well yeah… anyway okay here we go I haven’t done many of these so I apologize if I seem nervous but well it’s just that he is just right over there on the other side of the wall and well I mean come on who wouldn’t be excited about that?.. I mean don’t get me wrong I am excited about meeting you also but (*sigh*) Mason Langley… (I look over at her and can’t tell if she wants to laugh at me or be offended, I shake my head and I take a breath and start)… okay here we go …

Me: What would be your favorite part of the book? (I cannot pick just one!!)

Ella: Neither can I! I know I know, that isn’t the answer you want so let me see. I have several favorite parts but if I have to narrow it down it would be that pivotal moment in Catherine’s flower shop with Lena & Mason. You know, that moment when our man back there, finally gained her trust? He had such a hard time opening up about that with me, and to this day it still breaks my heart.

On a side note I also loved the jogging scene I had no clue what he was up to with THAT bet of his but boy did he shock this Australian!

Me: Oh that bet was AWESOME!!!

Me: What was the hardest part to write in this book?

Ella: Catherine’s passing. As Mase told me about his mother, and then Lena would relay her stories involving this wonderful woman, I just knew it would be hard when they got to the part where she finally passed. Going in I knew Catherine was no longer with us and it wasn’t supposed to be a secret or a shock – it just was, and it was incredibly hard on everyone involved, including me when I finally had to write it. I can only hope I did her justice and in the end told their story respectfully and faithfully.

Me: It was hard to read but like you said it wasn’t a secret I knew it was coming but I still cried… I couldn’t imagine how hard it must have been to write.

Me: Is there anything you wish you could change in the book or in the process of writing and publishing it?

Ella: Yes! So many steps in this process, not the story. This was my first time out the gate as a self-published author and I did so many things wrong…(chuckling). However, I would like to think I have learned from them and will not make them again. Best thing I ever did was get some wonderful critique partners and an editor.

Me: How personal is your writing? Do you pick from your personal life while you write? And please tell me you may have experienced some of the things in this book!!!

Ella: Ha! My writing is always personal. I do pull certain moments and things from my life and put them in there and often some of my Aussie sayings slip in and I have to go back and remove them reminding myself, okay Ella, Mase is not Australian… but in saying that I also take moments in time and expand on them …which moments, well I’ll never tell!! (sing song voice)

Me: Well then leave that up to my imagination and that might not be the best.. but it will work out for your benefit in my head that’s for sure. (laughing out loud)

Me: How did you come up with the title? Was it because it was the name of the restaurant or did the title come first then you named it the restaurant?

Ella: Mason came first..okay that sounds wrong. Mason turned up, told me he had a story and that he owned a restaurant and that the food was simply Exquisite – hence the name!

Me: Oh did he ever come! (laughing) sorry you know I couldn’t just leave that and you knew it when you said it!

Me: I loved that you wrote in both of their POV’s what made you choose to do that?

Ella: They did! (laughing out loud ). Actually really they did, I have read so many books just from the female POV and I am always left thinking what was HE thinking!!!! In this case Mase wouldn’t shut it, and neither has Josh from book two and I am already arguing with the third man in my life but I am not telling you his name yet because honestly, he won’t let me, says it’s some kind of invasion of his privacy blah blah blah…

(and since you mention Josh here he is)

Me: I am the same way I am always wondering what the guy is thinking. So that was awesome! and hmmm cannot wait to find out who the third special man is…

Me: How many books will there be? I know Shelly has hers next and you are going to do one for Rachel as well.

Ella: Yep! You got it. Dr. Shelly Monroe is up next in Entice and then Rachel’s will wrap up the series. These women were all so stubbornly independent and so different, but they were also very willing to sit down with me and their men and tell me all about their lives.

They are so entwined with one another they just coexist as one huge slightly dysfunctional family and I have loved being invited in to write down their journeys and share it with the world. Each and everyone them have ongoing moments and story lines throughout the series, so we never leave the first characters, we just get to see how they are moving along in the second and third.

Me: Have you written anything else or is this your first novel?

Ella: I’ve written for years. Ever since I was sixteen and that’s a few years. I just never finished one! I have this series and I have a story brewing in mind that I am planning to co-write with a fellow author and we are VERY excited about that, but first I need to get through Shelly and then Rachel’s story.

Me: How do you write? Laptop/pen and paper, outside/inside, with music/quiet room?

Ella: Laptop for sure! Usually I’m inside at the kitchen table and I find myself listening to loops of music and I have specific play lists but when I actually write – silence.

Me: What do your family and friends think of your work?

Ella: They are THRILLED! Ok and I’ll admit absolutely gob smacked that I finally finished one, but first and foremost proud as punch!

Me: Do you do anything special before you get writing? (a few shots maybe? Sit naked while you write? :))

Ella: LOL sit naked?? No. That would likely scare the heck out of me and it would turn into a horror story. No rituals here just listen to my music for a while then turn it off and plug in.

Me: What?? Some people have weird rituals you know like baseball players not shaving. I mean I gonna guess you didn’t give up shaving while you write (laughing hard)

The waitress comes to our table with our food and so we start to eat a little I have relaxed and am enjoying my time with Ella. This is fun! Then when I take a bite of my food it is like an instant orgasmic experience. So damn good! OMG I don’t notice that my eyes are shut and I am moaning till I hear laughing and I open my eyes to see Ella laughing at me. (damn it! Pull yourself together Brandy) we eat and talk some more I am able to get a few more questions in while I am at it.

Me: Do you enjoy doing these interviews? Haha (should have asked that first huh?)

Ella: I do! At first I have to admit I found them nerve wracking but tonight in this setting? Knowing you’ll end up picking Mase’s brain worse than mine – I have to admit I think I’m going to enjoy this, maybe a little too much.

Me: Oh the things I would like to do to that man… mmmm okay sorry you distracted me with his name again.

Me: What are some of your hobbies outside of writing?

Ella: Reading! I’m an avid reader & I love movies.

Me: Books are the best! a nice escape from reality!

Me: What is your pet peeve? (I have a few, and dogs that lick themselves drives me UP the wall that sound is worse than nails on a chalkboard)

Ella: People who don’t use their car blinkers. They are there for a reason (sing song voice)

Me: Do you have any phobias? (I can NOT do small spaces!)

Ella: I don’t like heights. I can go up but I don’t like to look over the edge or be too close to a railing.

don’t look down…

Me: What is a deep dark secret you would want to share? (I won’t tell anyone I promise! :))

Ella: I’m obsessed with caramel, on anything! Mase was lucky I didn’t add it to his peach pie.

mmmmm…

Me: Ohhhh so does that mean maybe just maybe there will be some caramel in a scene in the future? I hope so. Lol I love caramel also! So yummy!

Me: The names… is there anything special in why you picked them?

Ella: No. I loved Magdalena because I am obsessed with Ireland. I also loved that it could be Maggie (soft) which she never was..(laughing) or Lena (which to me was tougher) Mason just walked up and said I’m Mason Langley, you can call me Mase or Langley, just call me. Yes he’s a flirt and yes he has beautiful dimples.

Me: Oh lord those dimples! He is just ….. *sigh* yeah!

Me: Where did all the smart-assness come from? I would think it would be a little difficult.

Just as I finish asking the question I see in the corner of my eye the door to the kitchen push open and out walks the hottest, sexiest, hottest, most edible, did I say HOT man? But DAMN! If I was not married and he was single… I would be all over that! I see him look out over towards us and smile then start walking over. My heart is racing and my palms start to sweat I am sure I am flushed at this point. I feel like I am about to have a panic attack. I take a few deep breaths because he is getting close fast it doesn’t take him long with those long legs to reach us. I look up from his legs and drag my eyes up and up till all I can seem to do is focus on his crotch and wonder what is behind those pants… then a whole bunch of other questions start in my mind… How big, how thick, what does it taste like? Before he gets to us I decide I need to start talking to Ella and act busy because if not he will know I am thinking about his dick.

Me: So is it thick, long, soft? I mean how do you decide what his dick looks like?

I just realize that the first thing I say is the exactly what is on my mind and because he is now standing right at the table and I am completely flustered and embarrassed and want to just crawl in a ball and die. Now I know I am as red as a tomato from embarrassment and I cannot go back in time and re-do this. I have my hands over my face because I just cannot believe that my mouth like always gets me into some kind of trouble I swear I have no filter from my brain to my mouth. And I hear him let out a laugh and Ella well she is laughing hysterically.

Me: Okay I want to die now. Can we PLEASE act like that did NOT just happen and start over!? (but knowing Mason he will not just let that one go)

Ella: (Laughing hard) So we’re skipping the smart ass comment to talk about Mase’s… (I look up to Mason and he raises and eyebrow at me, then he smirks and winks)

Mason: Oh please Ella, do tell?

Ella: (Chuckling) To discuss his equipment? Well I certainly didn’t get him to drop his pants – Lena would have likely strangled me – so I discussed his mouthwatering attributes with her and in the end derived the details from what she told me she witnessed firsthand.

Mason: Hmmm (Mason’s voice rumbles) she did more than witness Ella and she sure has magic hands.

Me: Oh to be in her place for a night…

I look up to see him looking and smirking at me ohhh shit I just said that out loud. stupid mouth! stupid stupid mouth!

Me: Hi Mason it is nice to meet you the food was amazing! Okay can I please get a shot of something I need something to just… well shit I just need something.

The waitress walks back over to the table after Mason waves her over and he looks at me as if asking what I wanted so I tell him a shot of southern comfort. Mason talks softly to the waitress I can’t hear what he is saying but I see him holding up his fingers he seems to think that I need more than one shot though as I see he is holding up four fingers she smiles then walks away. He then slides into the booth next to me. Ohhh I am just going to die! I figure at this point I will get back to Ella because I don’t know how long he will be able to sit with us I hope she understands. I look over at her and she smiles and sits back I think she knows because I just see it in her eyes like she is saying ‘go ahead’ and I smile back with a ‘thanks mom you’re the best’ type of smile.

Mason: Evening ladies – Brandy isn’t it? You look beautiful. Man, I’m a lucky guy to be sitting here with two gorgeous ladies. On top of that, you enjoyed the meal – my mother always told me, if you feed a woman a good meal she’ll be putty in your hands.

Ella: (chuckling softly) Like you need help with that.

Me: Oh I am sure you don’t need to cook to make women putty in your hands. Ditto what Ella said. (and I can’t help the giggle that escapes and I can feel the heat creep up my face at his compliment; he thinks I’m pretty. Damn it I’m such a girl)

Me: Okay so my mother in law tells me I am “cochina” –we are Mexican so that is her way of saying dirty because I read these types of books (anything with sex is dirty to her) what do you think she would think of all your hotness?

The shots arrive and well I don’t waste time I down one then have the other ready and waiting for Ella to take it with me she does then he reaches over and grabs the extra one and puts it in front of me (she smiles like she knew this was the plan) he winks so I say in my mind ‘fuck it’. And down that one too… okay keep in mind I have not drank in a long time so I know these are going to hit me and soon. But it could make for a fun interview right! Lol

Mason: Are you implying I’m dirty Brandy? (Glancing over to Ella he smiles) How soon she forgets (turns back with a wicked grin)– I love a good shower.

Me: (choking and coughing) ohhh shit.. I definitely KNOW you love a nice HOT shower.. lol thanks for that image! (I wink at him) damn this man can melt frozen butter by just looking at it.

Me: Ok Langley, got a would you rather for you… would you rather give a rim job or get your prostate massaged as you orgasm?

Okay talk about it hit me faster than I thought I think he gave me the 100 proof. sneaky bastard. And at this point the filter is never going to go back in place, and all I seem to be able to think about is doing dirty things to this man. I mean who wouldn’t?

Mason: (chuckles) I think you’re trying to shock me. Would it surprise you to know I’ve had neither? Lena though, well she could talk me into trying anything once and then do it over and over again, and like I mentioned before, she has magic hands and a sexy mouth so if she wants to put them in or on any part of my body, just tie me down and call me willing.

Me: Ohhh myyy gawwwdd you are a womans wet dream!!! Lena is so fuckin lucky!

Me: How do you feel about someone watching you while you have sex? I mean I am free after this if you don’t mind an audience since I am going to guess that Lena doesn’t share.

Mason: No you got that right, she doesn’t share. Lena would likely hurt you and then me…(grins). I laugh but I’m actually being honest. To answer your question though, I don’t think I’d go out and invite someone to come into the bedroom to sit down and watch us, but if someone happens to look up into a window and catches a glimpse – well that’s another story (he says ending with a flirty wink)

against the window 🙂

Me: Well then maybe I will just camp out side your building. Not creepy at all right? (laughing very loud at this point)

Me: What do you call your dick? Does it have a special name?? Like Little Chef Wee-wee? (at this point I am feelin pretty good and can’t help but laugh at myself I thought that was pretty damn funny)

Mason: What do I call it? (laughing) I call it – Lena’s.

Me: She is one damn LUCKY girl! Did I tell you that yet? damn lucky!

Me: Okay so I am not sure how much you can tell me but what the HELL was with that bitch Trisha? Don’t get me wrong but what happened with the two of you? Oh and let Lena and Shelly know if they ever need some back up I will so be down to beat some ass!!

Mason: Well I’m not one to kiss and tell, lets just say Trisha was in the past and is in no way, shape or form in my future. I’ll let the good Dr’s know you’ve got their back though.

Me: What is the freakiest thing you have ever done when it comes to sex? Oh and you know I will never be able to look at peaches the same again… or even a see through shower for that matter you know that right?!

Mason: You mean other than what I already told you? You’re a naughty one aren’t you? (arches a brow and smirks) Asking Lena into my bathroom was one of the oddest yet sexiest memories I have – it’s something I will never ever forget. It’s burned into my brain.

Me: As is it burned into mine sweet cheeks! Ohh is it ever burned into mine! (giggling)

Me: So you sexy beast of a man (I slur just a little) what is the best thing you can do with your hands? (I reach over and run my finger up the back of his hand and want to squeal in joy! He didn’t pull away and run… heeeheee)

Mason: (flips hand over and squeezes finger, licking his bottom lip) Better be careful. If Lena walks in you may loose that finger and fingers are so…useful?

I can not look away as he licks his bottom lip I want to run my tounge over that lip.. oh sweet baby Jesus I am so freaking turned on right now and he isn’t even trying.. right? Haha damn it all to hell I am going to have to make a run to the bathroom to fix this little problem.

Me: So how long and girthy are you? Have you busted out the tape measure??

As much as I don’t want it to end I hear Wendy call him and tell him they need him back in the kitchen for something so he leans over and kisses me on the cheek and tells me it was nice to meet me and if I want to hang around Lena will be by later… I giggle like a little girl. I am a little tipsy so I figure I will have a few glasses of water to try and sober me up or I will just call a cab if I need to. Either way can you say BEST DAY EVER!

Me: Thank you so much Langley for taking time to sit with us for a few… WAIT a minute… you didn’t answer that last question!!! (I narrow my eyes at him)

Mason: (Moving out of the booth he stands) Some things are best left to the imagination wouldn’t you say? All I’ll say is Lena hasn’t complained yet.

Have a wonderful night Brandy, and please be careful going home ( he winks and walks back to the kitchen)

Me: Ohhh my gawwwddd… THANK YOU Ella for introducing me to him! I can die happy now!!!! You are the fuckin BEST!!!

Ella: You’re welcome (smiles) He’s a force to be reckoned with that’s for sure.

Me: Okay so… don’t look at me like that I know you have wanted to do dirty things to him too.

Ella: (nodding) He is certainly nice to look at but I am a very happily married lady and he, well he is very engaged and in love. Lena is a very lucky lady.

Me: Yes that she is!!! Very lucky!

Me: You are awesome by the way… and Exquisite was great!! Cannot wait for MORE!!! Thank you for doing this!! Oh so before you take off… since I have to stay and sober up a little… was there any sex scenes you took out that you wanna share with me so I can play them over and over in my head while I sit here? Pweeeze? (I stick out my lower lip in a pout and bat my eyelashes at her)

Ella: Well you met the man. What do you think? (wink) That’s all I’m going to say. Thanks for having me, this has been an absolute blast and I look forward to working with you again.

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE

See my thoughts on Exquisite HERE

HERE is the reading order as well. (but only book 1 is out right now)

You are awesome Ella Frank. Thank you for this interview it was so much fun! Will be looking forward to Shelly’s book! 😉

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


INTERVIEW WITH MOLLY MCADAMS

Mrs. Molly was so happy to pop my cherry. 🙂 She is the first “interview” I have done with an author, she is so fun and a sweetheart I am glad I was able to chat with her and hopefully will continue to chat from time to time. 🙂 even when she makes it big. I wanted to make sure I didn’t ask any repeat questions so below mine are some questions and answers to other questions and the links to the blogs that they were posted on.

Over the weekend she let everyone know on her facebook page that she was picked up to be published by Harper Collins SO excited for her!!

The hubby is taking me out for a celebration dinner!!!!! Thank you to my amazing agent Kevan Lyon for helping me land an incredible deal with HarperCollins! And thank you to all of you! Less than 4 weeks, and all of this was possible because y’all believed in me and Taking Chances 🙂 I love you guys ♥

Here are my questions with her answers…

1.   Who is your favorite UFC fighter (mine is St. Pier don’t know what it is about that boy) / actor(there are so many!!)…

CHUCK LIDDELL and DENZEL WASHINGTON!!!! FAVORITES! ❤ ❤ ❤

2.  What is your favorite genre of books to read? I am a perv so I love me some good erotica/bdsm 🙂 (hubby calls it my book porn) …

Ooo…favorite?? That’s tough. It really depends on my mood, there are sometimes I can’t even THINK about reading a paranormal, a YA or an erotica…but then there are other weeks where I HAVE to read 2-3 eroticas. So it all just depends 🙂

3.  What is your favorite color / type of music / tv show / quote / movie / book…

Color: Hmm green (although I only have ONE green shirt, weird…I know!

Music: Definitely don’t have a favorite type of music, have you heard my Spotify playlists?! Haha! (yeah I have a hard time picking a fav type also, depends on my mood)

TV Show: DUCK DYNASTY!!! I LOVE the beards! Haha (I have never heard of it but now I will have to check it out! 🙂

Quote and Movie: oh now that’s not even fair. My hubby and I watch/quote movies like it’s a hobby! There’s no way I could choose!

Book: Anything Nicholas Sparks (except Three Weeks With My Brother)

4.  What is your guility pleasure…

Reading erotica novels. LOL! In a completely different CLEAN direction, FRIED PICKLES! OOO I love living in the South 🙂 (clean isn’t fun… hahaha)

5.    I love your fb page and just reading the stuff you post you are absolutely my kinda girl 🙂 so what do you like to do for fun? (other then write)

Oh my word, you just have no idea how much I do…it’s crazy I literally —- don’t do anything. Haha I love doing quote battles with my hubby! We’re homebodies, so that’s why we watch so many movies, but when we want to have separate times, he plays his xbox, I read or write. Other than that, I’m a pretty boring person! (haha that sounds like my house… mine plays PS3 and I will sit and read or we lounge for the most part. It is SUPER exciting… when it is done naked! Haha)

6.    If you could have any super power what would it be?

Read minds, without a doubt. I didn’t even have to think about that one. I know I could hear things I don’t want to, but don’t care…that’s what I want! (would have to agree it would be an awesome power I would absolutely want to be able to know what people are thinking! That was one of mine that and being able to be invisible and in 2 places at once. Hell I wish I had them all! Ha)

7.    Do you ever miss Cali? (I know I would be terrified out there in TX with all the crazy weather since I am a cali girl the worst I have had to deal with are earthquakes from time to time)

I do, and I don’t. The people in Texas are SO much nicer, the tornados TERRIFY me, I miss being close to nice beaches, Texas is WAY cheaper. And all my family is in Cali….so yes I miss them!

8.   How have your family and friends reacted to the attention you have been getting from your book?

Pretty well! I think everyone is just in shock, like I am! No one in my family knew until after I published the book that I even wrote! So everyone was just like, “Wait…what?!” But now they’re all excited and very supportive, and my hubby as always is VERY supportive!

9.   Has your husband read your book / if so what did he think?

Yes! He was the first person to read it! He isn’t into romance…haha but even still he really liked it. He would be reading next to me and he’d start laughing, or getting mad at the characters *Ahem…Harper. Lol. And you could tell he was really into it! (it will be awesome to know his thoughts when you ever get to doing an erotic ménage 😉 )

10.  How long did it take you to write the book?

Taking Chances from start-last round of edits took four months 🙂

11.   From what I have come to notice that big “issue” in the book for many it is a make it or break it deal… after that “issue” comes about people either hate or absolutely love the book. So my question is have you once regretted putting that in or wish you would have went a different route?

Never. Writing “that part” was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but once it was done, I knew that was exactly how my story needed to be because literally EVERYTHING fell into place after that. It still kills me, I still cry when I read it, but I love my book, I wouldn’t change the storyline for the world.

12.   How do you feel/deal with people who get so upset because they do not like the way that you took the book? (even though it is better to surround yourself with the positive! There is negative out there)

Of course it’s hard and it really hurts when people tear into you or your work. You want to defend your writing and reasoning (which by the way I gladly answer to anyone who wants to know, even if they’re devastated…but if you’re ripping into my book you can expect me not to respond. It hurts, it’s not my place, and everyone is entitled to their own opinion) but you just can’t change people’s minds! So, I try to stay away from bad reviews, not to make my head bigger, but just because bad reviews can really bring an author down. And I don’t need that in my life, I’m naturally a positive person, and I like staying that way! (I have noticed that there are a lot of authors who do not even look at their reviews other then what people will tell them on their FB, Twitter, or emails. I wouldn’t be able to deal with that because like you said you would want to defend your work. BUT like in live you will NEVER be able to satisfy everyone; and as long as you are happy with how everything turned out that is all you can ask for! – and by the way I LOVE the book! 😉 )

13.   What is the craziest thing you have done? (that you can legally speak of haha)

Well that I can SPEAK of…I have flashed people while driving down the 5 in Cali….SHHHHHHHH haha

14.   I have noticed you enjoy writing love triangles what makes it so interesting to you?

What girl doesn’t want two guys fighting over her?! I just wouldn’t want the whole having to choose bit. Haha, but really, I love drama, and I love romance. What better way to get those together?

15.   If you could get paid to do anything what would it be? (Job wise, and not stripping or writing)

Not stripping?! You took my answer! Haha, just kidding. You know what, I want to play with puppies all day, (someone else can clean up their messes)…I’ll get paid for that! I’m one of those people that loves going to pet shops just to play with the pups! Haha

16.   And last but not least since you have written love triangles, and I absolutely fell in love with both Chase and Brandon have you thought of writing erotica with ménage? I mean all I could think while reading Taking Chances was come on… just work it all out and all three of you live HEA! Haha (yeah that’s just the perv in me I guess but who wouldn’t want BOTH of them boys!?)

I would LOVE to write erotica…I just don’t know if I’d be any good at it…so I would have to figure out if I can actually write it before writing a ménage hahaha. But that would be fun 😉 Kinky. I like it doll! Agreed! Brandon and Chase? Um YES PLEASE! Get over your issues boys and lets do this! Haha (oh I will be keeping my fingers crossed that you will get one done eventually… with some kink in them!! Lol)

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Here are a few things that I found on 2 other blogs and just wanted to share them as well since they were good questions!

These were found on Laura Mackie’s blog called Blame It On The Rain:

  • Taking Chances seems to have made quite a big impact on readers in such a short space of time, it seems that every blog I go on, there is a new review saying just how good it is. Did you expect such a good response from readers?

Not at all, it was a huge shock and it’s been such a rush! I was honestly thinking, maybe in a year or so people will actively start buying my book, maybe people will know my name – but never this. It’s been absolutely incredible and I’ve loved interacting with the readers as they get as caught up in the lives of Harper, Chase and Brandon as I did!

  • How did you come up with the concept for the story?

A seriously amazing dream 😉 In the dream I knew I had a boyfriend, and didn’t understand why in the world I would ever cheat on him, but there I was arguing with another guy and the next thing I know he had me up against the wall, then we were falling into his bed (sound familiar…?) Almost all of what happened in between that first scene with Harper and Chase, and then Harper and Chase finally dating was in my dream and Taking Chances came from that.

  • When you started writing did you know where you wanted the book to go, specifically with the character of Chase?

I did! I wanted Harper and Chase to end up together and have their HEA, but halfway through their HEA I stumbled upon and read two stories that mine have been linked with, (Beautiful Disaster and Thoughtless) and realized that I couldn’t have them stay together. I needed a book that was different than others, and though originally I just had Chase leaving, certain things happened and “The Scene” came about. I never had that planned, and it hit me just as hard as it hit the readers. I cried for two hours straight while writing it and after, and the story took its own turn from there.

  • I think that most people who have read Taking Chances are pretty torn over which ‘team’ they are on, so what about you, team Brandon, or team Chase?

Ahh, I have to say I’m Team Brandon – when I’m not Team Chase 😉 I’m way too in love with both of them to be solely one team, but if I had to choose, I would choose Brandon.

  • Your new book, From Ashes, is being released in December, could you tell me a little bit about the story and the things that inspired you to write it?

It’s about a girl, Cassidy, that has been taken from her abusive parents by her best friend Tyler. Tyler was leaving for college and there was no way he could leave Cassidy with them, besides, he’s in love with her…what he’s not planning on is her falling in love with his cousin Gage, their new roommate. Tyler does everything to keep them apart and succeeds for a year and a half until he accidently pushes them together. Only months into Gage and Cassidy’s relationship, something happens that sends her back to Tyler and it just might be the breaking point for them both. Like with Taking Chances, and almost all of my other books, a dream inspired this book as well! I have a lot of good dreams I’ve written down that are just waiting to be turned into stories!

  • And finally, who is your favorite book crush?

Hawk Delgado from Mystery Man- The Dream Man series by Kristen Ashley. YUM! I swear he’s my husband!! (Just don’t tell my actual hubby!)

This last part of the interview on Lisa’s Book Review Blog was one of my favorites. I love when music is added to a book and here is Molly’s Playlist for Taking Chances:

What songs did you listen to while writing Taking Chances, if any?

I had Pandora playing Hinder, Paramore, Coheed & Cambria and Anberlin Radio on shuffle, but this is the playlist for Taking Chances: I have to have music while I write and edit, but I can’t stand to have the TV on! When they start talking I accidentally start writing what they’re saying.

Taking Chances Playlist….

Break Your Little Heart – All Time Low: Chase before Harper and Brandon first get together

Addicted – Saving Abel: Brandon and Harper’s second kiss on the couch

Thing For You – Hinder: First Weekend with Brandon in his bed

Feel Good Drag – Anberlin: When Chase asks Harper “If I act like your friend, will I get to fuck you too?”

Damned if I Do Ya – All Time Low: Chase and Harper hanging out at family days

Crush Crush Crush – Paramore: New Year’s Eve Party while they’re all playing poker

I Hate Everything About You – Three Days Grace: Harper moping about Chase before they hook up

I Can’t Stay Away – The Veronicas: When Chase and Harper start arguing right before they have sex for the first time

Poison and Wine – The Civil Wars: When Chase and Harper make love in the shower and she’s silently crying.

Lips of An Angel – Hinder: After Harper goes back to Brandon, whenever she and Chase think about each other

Come Wake Me Up – Rascal Flatts: For Brandon when Harper tells him she’s pregnant and leaves

Thinking of You – Katy Perry: When Harper sees Brandon after they break up

Learning To Fall – Boys Like Girls: Brandon when he sees Harper and Chase together the first time after their break up

Never Gonna Leave This Bed – Maroon 5: Last morning at Bed & Breakfast, Chase & Harper

Crazier – Taylor Swift: It’s not in the book, but I picture a scene with Chase and Harper at the beach…and this song goes with it

Better Than Me – Hinder: Chase pleading with Harper not to break up with him, and leaving the house after the “night with Trish”

IV The Road and the Damned – Coheed and Cambria: Chase’s “Scene”

I’m With You – Avril Lavigne: Harper soon after Brandon and Bree get her out of mourning

My Heart – Paramore: Right before Harper and Brandon get back together

Wake Up – Coheed and Cambria: Brandon and Harper, first morning in their town home waking up together

If I Ever Leave This World Alive – Flogging Molly: End of Epilogue

 

 


Review – The Valentine’s Arrangement by Kelsie Leverich with a giveaway and Interview

16178117Blurb:

With the freezing cold temperatures and the achromatic scenery, Fort Drum New York is the epitome of a dull and dreary winter; that is until cupid’s annual vomit infects the city with pink and red and yes, hearts and flowers.
Ronnie Clark, an edgy tattoo artist with hopes of high tailing it out of this forsaken Military town she followed her now ex-fiancé to, is counting down the days until Valentine’s Day is over. Valentine’s Day is for hopeless romantics and pathetic saps, and Ronnie couldn’t be farther away from either. Ronnie doesn’t do love. She doesn’t do flowers or dates, and she sure as hell doesn’t do romance. After her fiancé slept with a female solider while deployed, she has vowed never to fall in love again, especially with a soldier.

But as karma, fate, or the mocking divine powers of the universe would have it, her promise is put to the test when she is scheduled to do a tattoo on Sergeant First Class Kale Emerson.

SFC Emerson has no family to come home to and no girlfriend anxiously waiting for him, so when he returns to the states for R&R he only has one thing on his mind, returning to his deployment to finish leading his soldiers on their mission. The last thing Emerson wants or needs is a relationship. Relationships aren’t for him, but casual sex, that’s a different story. And when he meets the renowned tattoo artist Ronnie Clark, a snarky, blunt, takes no prisoners kind of woman, that seems to be all he can think about.

Against Ronnie’s best efforts to withstand temptation, she finds herself not only attracted to the clean cut, put together Kale Emerson, but she finds herself giving into the very thing she has sworn against; a soldier. Holed up in her house, determined to hide away from the fluff and mush that inhabits Valentine’s Day, Ronnie gets a little carried away with Kale when he surprises her with a visit. After intense mind blowing sex makes Ronnie slam on the breaks and leaves Kale needing more, they decide the only way to continue this and keep true to their no romance or relationship mottoes would be to come up with an agreement; a just sex policy, their very own Valentine’s arrangement.

But when Kale realizes he has met his match with a bombshell woman who is hell bent against love, will just sex be enough? And if it’s not, will he be able to convince Ronnie that the proverbial hearts and flowers aren’t so bad after all, even if he is a soldier?

My Thoughts:

This one was special for me for many reasons. I enjoyed it because I LOVE me a kick ass girl! I am and never have been the type to be pushed around so reading about a girl who is a no bullshit kinda girl I instantly fell in love with the girl! I absolutely love that she is hot and has tattoos. It is usually the guys that are covered in them and are hot! 🙂 My husband was in the Marine Corps for 8 years so when I find a book that has to deal with the military it usually finds a special place in my heart. This one specially had that place! There were a few things that hit home for me so I immediately made a connection.

If you are looking for a book that has a kick ass heroin and a hot military guy who both try and fight what is destined to happen then this is for you!

I knew the instant I saw her dedication. I was going to enjoy this read.

To Military Spouses

Because you get it.

I love so much about this book I cannot just pick one thing in particular. It was a sweet story that kept me drawn in even though I had an idea of where things were going I just love how things worked out. I can not wait for the next one to see where things go from where this one left off.

When Ronnie and Kale met for the first time I couldn’t help but laugh at the banter between the two of them. They are walking back to the design room for him to go over the tat he wants and he stops at the door and tells her ‘Ladies first’.

Ronnie’s thick black eyebrows arched up and her full lips curved in a sexy ass smirk. “I’m no Lady”

Then after talking over the design for the tat she lets him know it will be good to go the next day. He tells her that is fine. Then my all time favorite part… which I knew immediately I had a huge girl crush on Ronnie! haha

“Okay.” She narrowed her big brown eyes at Kale, confusing the hell out of him. Ronnie walked back to the door and stopped, turning around with a hand on her hip. “You can stop mind fucking me now.”

Then she needs to make her point:

“Lets get this straight, Soldier. I’m not sleeping with you. you can get it out of your pretty little head, and I suggest you do so before I stick a needle to your skin.”

I mean I can go on and on and quote so many different parts of the book because there are so many good parts and I always enjoy a book that makes me giggle. She just has to jab at him and I LOVE it!

“I’m sure the girls just line up for the chance to jump into bed with the real life Captain America”

“Captain America, huh?” Kale laughed

“Don’t flatter yourself. I’m more of a Hulk fan myself.”

It didn’t take me long to absolutely fall in love with this girl! She is absolutely the kind of girl I would SO have a good time hanging around! She has a foul mouth and takes no ones bullshit!

Kale is the sweetheart and you just fall in love with this guy instantly! He is the gentleman, which adds to his appeal. 🙂 never mind the looking like Captain America thing! haha but I have to say that when these words came out of his mouth ohhh lawd…

“I don’t have a problem with pain baby.”

I think at that moment I fell in love. 🙂 My mind went to all kinds of dirty places. haha

I enjoyed the few turn of events and how things worked out, I am excited to know more and will be keeping an eye out for when the next book come is set to come out! I have had fun searching with her for the characters and when she completely agreed that the guy I sent to her was Kale I wanted to do a happy dance. I LOVE when I can picture someone from a book but even more happy when the author agrees with my pick!!

This one will pull anyone who is looking for a great book that has a very strong heroine and a hot hero mixed in with some military lifestyle which adds some emotion to it that many who have been there know exactly what the feelings are because you have been there. The cover is hot and I loved that immediately I know they say dont judge a book by its cover but when they are beautiful like this one is it doesn’t hurt. 😉

5 stars

 

Interview with Kelsie, Ronnie and Kale:

interview-banner

I walk into No Regrets tattoo shop a little nervous because this is going to be my first tat and I am so excited that I get to get it done by the lovely Ronnie. I go up to a guy and introduce myself and let him know I am there to see Ronnie. I send a text to Kelsie to let her know that I am already there, she responds and lets me know she is about 10 minutes out. Which works out perfect because the guy – he said his name is Harold – said that Ronnie was finishing up with another customer. I sit down and reach in my bag (which is awesome by the way, and perfect for today since it says across the front Emerson) and grab my papers out the 2 that I had printed out of the tattoos. I am looking them over and have to say that I am starting to get excited I have been wanting this done for the past few years, and now it was happening. Just then I look up to see Kelsie walk in the door.

Hey Kelsie how are you doing? Thanks for meeting me here I figured it would be fun to get a tat while we do our little interview and who better then to go to Ronnie so I can pick her brain too… and maybe Kale will show up later?? (I say wiggling my eyebrows up and down because well lets face it he is a freakin hottie)

Hey Brandy! No, I’m glad to meet you here; this is going to be fun. I can’t wait to see you get a tattoo! And Kale better get his butt here, I’m dying to see him!

I see a gorgeous bombshell step out from a room and looks at us smiles and says hey to Kelsie and gives her a hug, then looks over at me. I smile and say hello and introduce myself. Keeping my jacket on because well I am not sure I made a smart choice in wearing the shirt I got on.

4f69ef471e008_m

Hey Ronnie I am Brandy I am so glad you were able to fit me in I have been wanting work done but been so afraid to go somewhere and it come out horrible. And well Kelsie suggested that I come here and get it done.

Yeah, Ronnie is the best. She won’t steer you wrong, girl.

She leads us back to the design room so we can go over what I want done. We get in the room and as soon as I walk in I look over to the couch and cant help but stare at it and I notice when I get bumped from behind by Keslie that I had stopped walking to gawk at it.

Oh shit sorry Kelsie, I just got lost in a moment. (I am still starring at the couch and I hear Ronnie laughing to the side of me) umm… uhhh… yeah… sorry where do you want me Ronnie? Sorry bout that I just… well shit nevermind. (at this point I feel so embarrassed because they are both now laughing at me they know what I am thinking)

Guess-Who-Has-Sofa-TattooOkay so here is what I got. (I reach in and grab the 2 pictures out) I am not sure placement wise where I want them so I will leave that up to you since you are the pro. I just know I want both of them can you do both today?

Two fucking tattoos in one day? Damn, alright. Let me see what you got. Should I go grab you a shot first?

Ronnie takes the pictures and looks them over, one is of a trinity and the other is a B with a crown in the middle of it. She asks how big I want them, I tell her not too big and I want them where they can be covered if need be. She says that the two wont be a problem and the she starts talking about placement.

BQ4614762579565_7beb724af2

Hey yeah so before we decide on exactly where… to stab me with a needle how about that shot? Or shots? (I start to get a little worried because well I am a lightweight I don’t drink often so it wont take much to get me tipsy and since I am the last appointment for her today I am in hopes that she will be all for lettin me get my drank on)

Sure *smirks*

Okay so if you happen to have southern comfort that would be my poison if not well whatever works I guess… 🙂

*laughs* Well, we’re not a fucking bar, but I will see what we have.

She goes over and walks out the door of the design room to get well to be honest I am not totally sure what she is going to come back with. I can’t help but laugh at her smart-assness. So I look over at Kelsie.

Okay hooker you are gonna drink with me right?

Ha! You bet I will. I will give you one guess what my drink of choice is (other than wine), I write what I know!

So woman how did you ever get the idea to write this book?

This is actually my third book! Lol, but it’s the first one I’m publishing (so far). I just keep having these ideas pop in my head and I then I write a rough outline (I’m talking so rough, you would never even understand it if you tried to read it) and then I just get so excited that I start a chapter or two….then it turns into fifteen. Lol. I wanted to write something other than your bad boy alpha male and your sweet shy heroine. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a bad boy, but I wanted to love a bad girl. I always read about the good girl who wants to be the one to fix the bad boy, but I haven’t read many where the good boy wants to be that one guy to fix the bad girl. My husband was a soldier, so that’s my kind of hero. Soldiers, tattoos, sex, and a vixen bombshell? Sounded like fun to me, so I wrote it 🙂

That is awesome! I have to agree there are not many books that I have read that are with a bad girl. The few that I have read I love!

Ronnie walks back in. I still have my sweater on and I am getting warm but I don’t want to take it off just yet. I think I need a few drinks first, but I know I am going to have to take it off soon.

So pretty lady what cha got? (I can’t help but giggle because I know how much she just LOVES to be called a lady)

*rolls eyes* You too huh? *hands Brandy a shot glass* Lucky for you Harold had this Whisky stashed in the back office.

Ronnie!

What? What he doesn’t know won’t kill him. Just drink your shot. *hands Kelsie a glass*

I get my shot glass look over at Kelsie and we lift them then down em. The warm feeling feels nice as it works its way down to my belly. I decide ehh why not have another. One more down and then Kelsie says ONE MORE so on to the third we go. I know it is only a matter of time before this hits me. I don’t drink often which makes me a cheap date. I stand and fell the rush. Once again it is kind of sad how fast I get tipsy. And now here we go…

Woohooo…. That was yummy yummy yummy in my tummy tummy tummy… (I try to stop the small sway but yeah that’s not happening, I giggle and then sit down) lets get this shit started…ohhh hey Ronnie when is that fine man of yours going to be coming? Ohhh how I can not wait to see him in the flesh! Do you think he will show me his tat?? (I let out a little giggle and then out of nowhere a hiccup escapes I look up at Kelsie and her eyes are wide like she is about to see somethin good go down, I look over at Ronnie and I am not sure if she wants to laugh at me or if she wants to beat my ass, in my mind I can hear the cowardly lion sayin “put em up put em up” then I hear hysterical laughing and that’s when I realize I am standing there with my hands up rollin them like the cowardly lion does. I drop my hands instantly, I can not believe I didn’t realize I did that. See this is why I don’t drink. I loose it.)

The-Cowardly-Lion-the-wizard-of-oz-4755179-423-462

I’m sure he will if you ask him. But keep those hands to yourself. Don’t forget, I’m the one with the tattoo gun.

Okay look, it isn’t like I said that I wanted to lick the tat on his back or anything… but damn, I sure would like to. (Ahhh shit I just said that out loud damn it Brandy NO MORE drinking for you when you do interviews!)

*rolls eyes and laughs* Uh, huh. You didn’t have to…

I hear from behind me a deep laugh, I turn and of course who would I see standing there behind me but Mr. Hotness himself. Oh JOY! I drop my head into my hands and shake my head. I lift my head shake it off and smile.

k

Don’t worry about it. I can’t say that I’ve heard anyone say that about me before, but believe me, I know the feeling. *grins at Ronnie, walks to her, and kisses the side of her neck* Hey, Sweetheart.

Hey

Hi I’m Brandy. Your girl here is gonna hook me up with a couple tats. It’s nice to finally meet you. I have read so much about you. (I try to hide a grin)

*Laughs* It’s nice to meet you too.

We head over to get started. I grab my bag and follow Ronnie. She has the stencil ready.. its now or never baby. She has me pull my hair up so she can put the stencil on and we can get started. Kale pulls up a chair and so does Kelsie. I place my bag down and Kale sees it. He laughs and tells me he likes it. I smile and wink, because I cant wait till he see my shirt.

emerson_bag-p149119588584173398en8za_216

Ronnie lets me know she is ready. I finish putting my hair up and unzip my sweater and take it off, then I turn and Kelsie can not contain her laughing and I hear Kale start laughing… I look over at Ronnie and she has an eyebrow raised.

Hey hey now before you kill me, I got you one I couldn’t pass it up hun. (I say laughing and reach in and pull out a white shirt that says in green across the front “Kale makes me horny”)

kale_makes_me_horny_mug

For me or Ronnie?

It’s mine. *snatches it out of Brandy’s hand* It’s gonna be my new favorite sleep shirt, I can already tell.

I can’t help but laugh at them. I straddled the chair and Ronnie gets started on what she loves most.

So Ronnie what made you get into tattooing, how old were you when you did your first tat?

I didn’t do my first tattoo until I was 19, and even then it was a tiny ass butterfly on a girl’s ankle. The shop in Austin I interned at was hard core, and they were extremely intense. They didn’t let me really start doing work for about a year.

Okay Kale what exactly was it that you first noticed about our lady here?

Again with the lady shit? I’m buying a bumper sticker.

At the risk of sounding like a complete ass, I couldn’t help but notice those long legs standing in those sexy heels.

You both went through quite a bit growing up and our past does help to mold us into the people we become so what would be the best advice you would give to someone who is going through a hard time?

Yeah I had a bumpy start, but my Grams did a pretty damn good job making sure that I grew up with a good life, and I did. But I would have to say to someone who is going through a rough patch that your past helps mold you, but it doesn’t define you. You choose what you want your life to be. I’ve seen kids born and raised in a country where they grow up with bombs in their hands, who don’t have much of an opportunity to become more, to become better. If you think you have it bad, change it. At least you have the freedom to do so. Take Ronnie for example.

*rolls eyes* I don’t know how good of an example I would be. Probably not wise for people to look to me for advice.

Baby…

Fuck. Fine. I would probably say, make the best of what you have to work with, *narrows eyes a Kale* because changing isn’t always that easy, and change can be terrifying. But like Kale said, it’s your life, so suck it up, even though it hurts and you feel like you are breaking—because tomorrow is always another day. And give someone a chance to help you through it.

Okay I get it that you both are stubborn as hell but to be honest Ronnie, there was a point that I wanted strangle you. Why oh why fight the attraction?

I wanted to strangle her too!

It was really fucking hard to fight the attraction, which is why I gave in so quickly. I would say it was more like fighting my feelings. They happened fast and I wasn’t ready to feel that way. I wasn’t ready to admit it either. Besides, I had already gone on the rollercoaster ride of a military girlfriend, doing that again was not appealing.

Would you say that Kelsie portrayed each of you well when telling your story?

Perfectly!

You just say that because you don’t want me to write another book and kill you off!

Na, you hit the nail on the head, Kels.

Well, thanks. *blushes*

Okay Ronnie what is one of the weirdest tattoos you have had to do?

I had this guy want me to tattoo eyes on the back of his bald head. It was fucking weird, but I loved it! It looked awesome. Actually, it kinda made him look like Lord Voldemort.

lord-voldemort-aug-4-2011-200

*laughing* Voldemort! Kinda creepy too.

I can not stop my self from staring at Kale he is just so damn good looking and looks very nice and fit and well solid. Kale how often do you work out? I mean really? For being an Army guy you are pretty hot, ALMOST as hot as a Marine. (I let out a little giggle because well what can I say I am a sucker for a Marine 😉 )

Ah! I was so waiting for you to throw that in there! You brat!

Oh no, you like Jarheads? Seriously, Kels? You got a Jarhead lover to give us an interview?

Hey now… cant mess with perfection! Because they are PERFECT! *laughing*

48506_ega-marines-fp-v

Sorry Kale! Her hubby was a Marine.

*laughs and shakes head* Eh, I’m just giving ya a hard time, Brandy. Marines are pretty badass, almost as badass as us Soldiers. Don’t tell Kelsie’s dad I said that though, he was a Marine too and he is likely to kick my ass.

ArmyStrong

But to answer your question, I work out every single day. It’s been a little harder now though…

Ohhh pshhh puuuleeease you wish Soldiers were as badass as the Marines! *winks*

Before I know it she is done with the Trinity tat on the back of my neck. And now it is time to move on to the B. We are going to put it on the inside of my wrist but we decide to take a quick break. Her and Kale walk off and well I can’t help myself, I yell out

Don’t be doin the dirty on the couch!!!

Have you seen my girl? I’m not making any promises!

Kelsie just shakes her head at me and laughs.

Okay Kelsie when did you know that you wanted to write?

Ever since I started reading for fun, once I got out of high school. I thought how awesome it would be to make people fall in love with a story, with characters—to bring life to a story and to have people read it! I NEVER thought I would. I always wondered how in the hell people came up with their ideas because they were so good! Why didn’t I think of them first! Lol. But then I had an idea for a paranormal romance (it was around the whole twilight thing…but mine doesn’t have vampires or werewolves I promise!) I sat down and wrote a 450 page first draft (over the course of three years) but after that, it was like a drug. It was addictive, and I was hooked!

What would you say is the easiest part about the whole process?

Nothing! It is all so freakin’ hard! If I had to pick one, I would say outlining is the easiest part of the writing process but that’s only because my outlines are a big jumble of crazy that only I can decipher.

So are the characters based on anyone you actually know?

I’m so glad you asked this question. Yes! The ‘soldier’ side of Kale is modeled after my husband. He loved the Army, and when we were stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood while he was an instructor, he hated it when his men from his unit out of Hood deployed without him. He felt like he should be there with them. He did two deployments with those guys and it didn’t seem right to him that they were there and he wasn’t. He also tells it like it is (in everyday life too) and people either love him for it or hate him for it!

My husband also has a ‘Fat Andy’ and a ‘Matt’ that are his good high school buddies.

That is awesome! It is always fun to find out that some characters are based somewhat on actual people!!

So what would be your top 3 favorite books that you have read?

Oh no! Not this question! How about my favorite 3 that I have read in the last year, because if I had to pick from my favorite EVER I would never be able to!

Beautiful Disaster

11505797

Fifty shades trilogy

fifty-shades-670

Crash series

images

See I told you I love bad boys!!

Oh and the hunger games! Those books are amazballs!

tumblr_llzlxa1Zi81qh5ofz

I have not read the Crash series yet… did enjoy the other two! 😉

Oh my gosh, you are completely missing out! Get on that series girlie!

How often do you write random people that you see out in town into your stories?

I’ve actually never done that before.

What would be something that not everyone knows about you?

I love to sing! I even have music notes tattooed on my back (yep tramp stamp!) Bring on the karaoke! *laughs* I tried out for American Idol when they came to Austin TX, the year that Kelly Pickler was on the show…2005 maybe? Haha, it was fun. But obviously that didn’t work out for me!

purple-girl-singing

Oh I think after this we are gonna have to go find a karaoke bar!!

Ha! Yes let’s do it for sure!

So you said you had written other stuff, what made you go with getting this one published?

This story basically wrote itself. It came so easily for me, maybe because I can really relate with the emotions behind it all. It’s a short, quick, sexy read, and I thought it would be a great one to put my name out there with. Plus it was finished! *laughs*

Kale and Ronnie walk back in and her lips look a little puffy from I am sure his kissin. I smile and wiggle my eyebrows up and down. At the same time sayin YEAH BABY in my best Austin Powers voice. We get situated once again and she gets started.

austin-powers-3

*nudges Brandy and laughs* You’re killing me girl!

So between the two of you who would you say is the kinky one?? I can’t wait to see how kinky y’all can get! (I wink and can’t hold in the laugh)

Oh, don’t let this pretty boy, all put together, persona fool you! *slaps Kale on the chest*

You like it, Sweetheart. *winks*

I KNEW IT!! It is always the sweet ones that are the best in the sack!!! “I don’t mind pain” mmm 🙂

*winks*

If you had to pick just ONE body part on each other which would you pick as your favorite? And no pickin whoohaas and peepees! Though they are pretty great! *laughing*

I’m a legs man.

My hubby is a leg man too… gotta work with what cha got! And well being a gymnast in high school helped *winks at kale and grins*

*looks and Brandy, rolls eyes, and shakes head* I’m going to have to break the mold here and say his eyes. They are fucking dangerous, they suck me in every time, but that’s why they are my favorite.

Oh I am looking into those gorgeous eyes I can totally see what you mean!!

Okay lightning round this is for all three of you….
Favorite sweet/candy?

Ronnie is like a little kid and eats sour patch kids by the bag full. That and peanut butter cups. I like cookies, as long as Kelsie isn’t the one making them.

Hey! Now you sound like my husband! I like fire balls and hot tamales.

Favorite sex position?

Any way I can have this woman is my favorite.

*rolls eyes* Liar, he has his favorites….and his favorites are my favorites.

WHAT?? No telling??!! Blasphemy!!

Favorite TV show?

Duck Dynasty. That show is fucking hilarious.

Ronnie hogs the TV and the TVR, I usually just watch what she watches.

Depends on the season. Summer I love True Blood and Big Brother. Fall/Winter I love New Girl and Vampire Diaries.

True Blood ROCKS!! Although last season kinda sucked

I am so glad I’m not the only one who thought that! But oh Eric how I love you!

Favorite drink?

Beer

Sweet Tea

Diet Coke

Aww Sweet Tea for the sweetie!!

Favorite quote?

“Run, Forest. Run!” Does that count? *laughs*

“Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you; Jesus Christ and the American G. I. One died for your soul; the other for your freedom.”

I love this one… “Anyone who says they only have one life to live must not know how to read a book.” – Author Unknown. So true!

Those are all good!! But have a feelin if I keep hittin on your man I am gonna have to run… was that for me Ronnie?? *laughing*

Brandy, I think you may know Ronnie better than you think! *laughs*

Okay Ronnie we know you have quite a few tats but which is your favorite one?

Probably my back piece, it’s a dream catcher and it’s the first large piece I got. I got it done to remind me that my dreams are mine, and to hold onto them and go for it. Cheesy I know.

tumblr_mfd0zhrwKp1s0z6spo1_500

So Kale how did you learn to dance… Ronnie didn’t say you sucked at it and from my experience not many white boys can dance minus the sprinkler.

Oh, I’ve got moves… *winks* You either got em’, or your don’t.

So if we all go out after you gonna show me how good your moves are? *looks him up and down and wiggles eyebrows*

*wipes off Brandy’s skin and stands up* You are lucky Kelsie loves you.

And we are done. I look down at my wrist and love it. She hands me a mirror so I can go look at the back of my neck. Ohhh love it!! She is awesome!

Thank you so much! I LOVE them!!! Ohhhh Kale I forgot to ask if you would take your shirt of please!?

*raises eyebrows and grins*

I just wanna see your tat geeze I promise I wont molest you…. much…

Let me get you’re a drool rag first.

Oh yeah so I can wipe him down after I am done licking all over that body! *laughing*

Ok now if you don’t want to kill me now Ronnie how bout we all go out to a karaoke bar so Kelsie can serenade us! 🙂

I’m in.

Me too!

After you, Ladies. *smiles*

giveaway_header_blue21

Kelsie was nice enough to offer up a paperback as well as an e-copy of the book so there will be 2 winners! 🙂 So go and enter HERE.