Review- Whitney- Celia Kyle

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Thirty and single? Well, getcha ass to the Gathering!

Whitney Wickham is at the darned annual werewolf Gathering all right. Only there’s one problem: she doesn’t belong there. Her sisters carry the Mark indicating they’ll mate an Alpha Pair of wolves, while Whitney does not have that lovely, swirling scar. She’s been hauled half way around the world to be stared at, and not-so-covertly sniffed, for no reason. Unfortunately the gorgeous, drool worthy, magic-mojo-wielding Wardens don’t know why she’s been summoned to the Gathering any more than she does. Which sucks. But at least they’re hot.

Emmett Greene and Levy Walters are Wardens–keepers of the law and embodiment of the magic of the werewolves. They can never mate, never marry, and never form a lasting romantic relationship. It’s a hard and fast law that keeps their powers pure of outside influence.

Rules are going to be broken.

One look at Whitney, one hint of her scent, and they realize their immovable laws might have to jiggle. She’s got luscious curves, a wicked smile, and a mouth that would make a thousand men weep. No matter the rules, their inner wolves will claim her. The only things standing in their way are the Elder Wardens who will do anything… anything… to keep Emmett and Levy from discovering the truth: the laws are wrong. And being with Whitney Wickham is so very, very right.

Tamara’s Review
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! Is that enough wows? Spoiler alert! Well it’s not really a spoiler if you read the other 2 books in the series, but Whitney, shouldn’t be and “Alpha Claimed” book, because she isn’t Alpha marked, but Warden marked. Hmm, what does that mean? Well that I can’t tell you… nananana boo boo
What I can tell you is, I thought I knew what to expect from Whitney, but I didn’t have a clue what this book would truly bring. There is a lot more danger and darkness in Whitney then in the previous books and man I devoured this one in less than two hours! I was on the edge of my seat (well not really I was in bed, but now it’s 2 am and I had to get up and write this review because, damn, I couldn’t sleep after that!)
I can’t really tell you much about Whitney without spoilers, except to say that though Levi and Emmett appeared to be asshats in Gabriella, they aren’t. They were just thrown for a loop by meeting a mate they had been told couldn’t exist. I actually kind of felt sorry for the poor guys, because Whitney is a handful (in more ways then one).
Whitney is full of fire and strength in her book and loved seeing her come into her own. I was sorry to say goodbye to the Wickham triplets and their handsome hunks. Perhaps Celia could be persuaded to write a few more “Gathering” books in the future?
Hands down a great trilogy.
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SSLY recommended read

Review – Gabriella- Celia Kyle

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Thirty and single? Getcha ass to the Gathering!

Ugh. Gabriella Wickham thought turning thirty was bad enough, but now she’s been invited (ordered) to attend this year’s Gathering (werewolf speed dating). Having a Mark on her arm means that she’s one of the few human women destined to mate with not one, but two Alpha werewolves. Thank goodness werewolves don’t come in “ugly.” After her sister Scarlet mates the Ruling Alphas, things really start to get interesting. Gabby runs into not one, but two hotter than hot werewolves who make her tingle in all the right places. Yum. Of course, “yum” comes with baggage of both the mental and female kind. Lovely. Luckily it’s nothing a few punches and a good talking to can’t cure. Maybe…-ish.

Berke Davis and Jack Wright know that lush, curvaceous Gabriella is their mate. Who cares that they’re currently not part of an Alpha pair? Details, details. Burke has been half bound to his best friend Jack since they were four, but the past keeps them from solidifying their pairing and taking up the mantle of Alpha. Berke understands his friend’s feelings, but Jack is about to get a lesson on living and loving. Berke just hopes the lessons are learned before they both lose Gabriella. Especially when she is Challenged by a rival to first blood…a Challenge that could end in very permanent, and deadly, consequences…for Gabriella.

Tamara’s Review
I fell in love with this trilogy in Scarlet and couldn’t wait to read Gabriella’s story and it sure didn’t disappoint. I love damaged/broken heroes and we get both in Gabriella! One damaged hero and one almost completely broken hero.
Berke has fought with Jack for years, trying to get him to acknowledge their Alpha pairing, but a tragedy in Jack’s past traps him behind a wall of fear. He fears what he will become if he accepts his fate. However, when he meets their mate, Gabriella, everything changes. He is still controlled by his past, but when he sees the hurt he causes his mate it makes him face his future. This scene brought tears to my eyes.
I alternately wanted to give Jack a Gibb’s slap to the back of the head and then hold him in my arms and ease his pain. The BEST kind of hero! Berke, didn’t resonate with me quite as much. I felt for him, because he’d struggled with his own place in the pack and life, but I wanted him to be a little more aggressive in his efforts to change Jack’s mind. I felt he let things fester for too long and allowed them all to suffer unnecessarily.
As for Gabriella, she was a bit of a surprise. In Scarlet, Gabby came off as confident and snarky. Always with a quick come back and a sharp tongue. That continues in Gabriella, but we get to see the other side of Gabby now too. We see her insecurities, that the sharp tongue hides.
I adore the relationship between the sisters. Their wonderful banter with each other and the rest of the supporting cast. Scarlet and her mates offer some much needed levity in this slightly darker tale.
I can’t believe there’s only one book left! I’m not ready for this trilogy to end. If you like paranormal romance, hot werewolves, curvy heroines and lots of snark, you have to check out the Wickham triplets!
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SSLY recommended read

Book Spotlight – Sinful Education – Layna Pimentel

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A SINFUL EDUCATION
Layna Pimentel

TAG LINE
Who knew an unconventional education could be so sinfully exquisite.

BLURB
Lord Charles Avonlea has evaded marriage over the last year, but his mother is determined to find him a wife. Far from consenting to any of her choices, he sets his sights on the one woman unavailable to him, his best friend’s younger sister. With no regard for the law or her impending nuptials, he is determined to make Lady Emily Thompson his bride. The only trouble is, he’s stumbled upon dangerous information and hopes he can get to her before it’s too late.
Stunned and dismayed at discovering the arrangement between her mother and the Duke of Downsbury, Lady Emily Thompson searches for a way to break the marriage pact with the duke. She longs to be with the only man who indulges her curiosity, yet finds herself in the middle of a scandal that will crush her dreams forever.
Will she find a way out of marrying the duke, or will she find herself in the same predicament at the previous duchess? Which was dead.

EXCERPT
Excerpt 1 :
“There are a handful of young ladies I have my eye on. Would you take care in paying attention? I will only mention their names once, and I will begin arranging for some informal meetings.”
Avonlea’s inards twisted and knarled with anxiety. Would fate be so cruel to make him go through this again? The painful memories were too much to even give thought to in the presence of his mother and aunt. At least the woman had suggestions. Though, he could not wait to hear what prizes she had to offer. “What if I had my own list of women I was considering?”
His mother scoffed. “Pray, amuse your ailing aunt and I, who is on this supposed list?”
Of course, she’d ask me for examples. “There is Lady Emily Thompson, the Marquess of Stoughton’s sister. I have also considered—”
She gasped loudly. Her bright blue eyes widened with visible shock. The look alone spoke volumes. He was in trouble. “You will not tarnish our family’s reputation by bringing in a Thompson. Scandal will only follow. Or did you happen to miss last season’s events?”
How could he? It was as if the devil had his hand in the unfortunate and untimely deaths of the Duke of Brimley and the Duchess of Downsbury. He could not have been happier that Nathaniel and his marchioness finally were together.
And then there was the marquess’ sister. Emily was an attractive girl. She had somehow managed to get under his skin. He had thought of her on occasion these last few months. He had even departed Madame Martine’s without finishing the evening’s festivities. There were moments whenever he saw a redheaded young lady, when he somehow wished it had been her.
Yet here was his mother exclaiming how much she disapproved, even though Emily had played no part in the scandal. “If that is your only objection to the girl…her familial relations cannot be helped. One cannot be at fault for who they have for a mother. Pity that. Though, you have piqued my curiosity. Pray tell, who do you think would be my match?”
“At the top of my list of recommendations is Lady Eloise Morton.”
“Was that not the chit Lord Thompson’s mother tried to pawn on him?”
“How eloquently put, you clod. More politely put, she was jilted. She’s nice, comes from a good family, and she’s pretty enough.”
“Pretty enough! What in damnation does that have to do with anything?”
“A pretty one is easier to take to bed than an unsightly one.”
While his mother spoke the truth, he was beguiled more by a woman who spoke her mind. He needed a companion who was sharp-witted, one who did not cower at the first sign of a challenge.
“La! Do not tell me you prefer slightly unconventional girls, Charles?”
“No. Though, a plain girl would not make many demands, nor have high expectations,” Avonlea chided while he tapped the edge of the table, waiting for his mama’s reaction. When she swatted him, he only laughed in response.
“My dear boy, I am simply considering our lineage. Think of the excellent structure you have. Were it not for the inheritance of my mother’s eyes, and your fathers very appealing… Nevermind that. Anyway, I have the most handsome of men for a son, who’s an Earl at that. So, begin to behave as one.”
Avonlea smacked his forehead. “Mother!”

Excerpt 2 :
How would he perceive her after tonight? Would he deem her the most incorrigible female ever bestowed upon London? Or, would he call her a minx and throw her out of his room? Her only desire was to learn, to educate herself in the ways of pleasure for when her time came to be a wife. To become a wife in name was not an option, nor did she want to play second fiddle to another woman. Yet, the truth be told, Emily desired to get closer with the earl.
Suddenly, the image forever engrained upon her mind of a woman’s mouth wrapped around a manhood seemed more of a challenge. The kind of challenge that would certainly scandalize any respectable female. But she desired to know the intricacies of said intimate moments. Perhaps Charles would find it as pleasurable. Emily shook her head and pulled off her covers.
She rose from the bed and put on her slippers and robe. Using the utmost discretion, she opted to leave behind the candlestick and left her room in the dark, knowing all too well it was only the two of them in this side of the house.
Emily gently closed her chamber door and swept down the hall, pausing outside of his room. The glow of the fireplace danced across the floor under the door, but all was silent. Perhaps he was reading from the privacy of the curtained platform bed or standing in the window, basking in the view the west side of the manor offered.
She quietly opened his door and closed it behind her.
No one stirred, nor made a sound.
She took a step forward, parting her lips to call for him.
A soft moan caught her attention and uncertainty crept up her spine. She should not have proceeded, but went on to appease her curiosity. Stealing further into the room, she paused in the corner.
She caught sight of his lordship through the break of the curtains. Charles’ eyes were closed, chest exposed as his hand moved beneath the sheet barely covering his waist. Lord, he’s a sight to watch, but what exactly is he doing?
Emily moved closer, but could not make head or tails of his motions. That is, until he called out, “Emily.”
He moaned then kicked off his sheets.
Good heavens, the sight of him was impressive. Dark, curly hair dusted his chest. His muscles so refined that the creases begged her to touch them. Dampness settled between her thighs again. What the hell is wrong with me? Did he just moan out my name?
She could see clearly now as he stroked his manhood.
Emily gasped and stepped back, bumping into a chair. Drats!
Avonlea opened his eyes.
She lost all sense of what she had stumbled upon. She should not have been there, no matter how glorious or how beautiful he looked with his eyes closed, or how impressive his body appeared. She would land straight in purgatory for this sin and many others, but she stood at the edge of the platform still.

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BIOGRAPHY
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Layna discovered her love of reading at an early age. When she isn’t devouring salacious romance novels or writing, she enjoys losing herself in researching ancient history and mythology, weaponry, and hiking. She lives in Northern Ontario, with her husband and two daughters.
Layna is a member of the Romance Writers of America, and is a monthly contributor at 69 Shades of Smut. For updates on her upcoming releases, or to leave her a comment, you can find at:
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Review- Tangled Innocence- Carrie Ann Ryan

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Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes?

As one of the seven lightning struck women, Nadie Morgan has known for a while now that her fate would be forever changed…and revolve around a certain dragon. From the first time Dante Bell saw Nadie, he knew she was the one for him. There’s just one problem–there’s another in his life he’s waiting on as well.

When Jace Goodwin, a bear shifter and Mediator, finally comes back to the human realm after years away under circumstances out of his control, his first stop is to Dante’s Circle where he not only finds his dragon, but the woman they both have been waiting for.

Once secrets are told and the sparks fly, Nadie’s new life becomes something she never thought possible. However there’s another realm at play and Jace and Nadie’s dragon will have to fight harder than he’s ever fought before to keep the life he’s waited eons for.

Warning: Contains one not-so-innocent human, a bear known for his bear-hugs, a tattooed and pierced dragon with a fiery temper, and a connection so explosive, you’ll be fanning yourself from page one

Tamara’s Review
I’ve been waiting a long time for Tangled Innocence. I was dying to learn Dante’s secrets. I have to say though, I was a little disappointed in this story. Usually Carrie Ann is all about the emotional connection between her characters, it’s one of the reasons I love her books so much. In Tangled Innocence I just didn’t feel that connection.
I wanted to see more interaction between Jace, Nadie and Dante. The highest emotions I felt in Tangled Innocence were for secondary characters.
There is a lot of action in Tangled Innocence. We finally get a look at the behind the scenes machinations of the counsel and the cause of the seven lightening struck. So, some of the unanswered questions are resolved. I don’t want to give spoilers, but suffice it to say, Dante’s “secret” was highly relevant to his current situation and I would have liked to have had a more complete telling of the tale. (I know ambiguous much)
What I did like about Tangled Innocence was Jace. Man I loved that bear. I really liked how Jace connected to both Dante and Nadie. He was the strength they both needed, but wasn’t overbearing (haha) I loved his family and his loyalty.
In summary, Tangled Innocence is a fast paced, action packed, thrill ride of a read, with some uber hot love scenes, but it left me feeling like I still didn’t really know the hearts of the trio. Not a swing and a miss, but definitely not a homerun either, in my opinion.
This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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Interview – Sandy Heathers

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Beverly and Tamara: Welcome to SSLY. Thanks so much for joining us today. So first why don’t you tell us a little about yourself?

I am a working mother of two grown children and recently married again. I started writing when my kids were much younger and have been writing Romance novels for approximately 15 years! I did take a break when life took over for a while but I’m back and loving it more than ever! My children used to fall asleep at night to the clicking of the keyboard and to this day they say this is a comforting sound for them.

Tamara: What do you HAVE to have when you are writing?

I have to have a blocked off period of time where I won’t be disturbed, or won’t have to stop to take care of something mundane like ‘real life’.

Beverly: When did you start to write, who influenced you?

I started writing about 15 years ago. My first novel was written with a friend of mine under the name of Lexie McGuire (Forgiven Secrets –recently published FINALLY!) I didn’t think I could write a ‘whole novel’ on my own. Now I am writing under the name of Samantha Quinn and love writing solo. (in fact I can’t seem to stop!! Susan Elizabeth Phillips was a big influence in my writing. I like to think I have some of that wittiness and sass in my heroines.

Tamara: What do you think are the qualities that make up a “hero”?

I look for great looks of course… a strong body is dreamy, but honestly he has to have strength of character. Honesty and integrity are a must. A great sense of humor because he needs to be able to make me laugh as well, and if he’s got broad shoulders, well all the better. He has to make the heroine flutter a little inside and even when he’s fighting his own demons, he will be there for the heroine.

Beverly: Can you describe your favorite character? And which of your books is he/she in? How do you come up with your characters?

My favorite character is Miranda Peterson from my next novel “Never Say Die” by Samantha Quinn, coming out later this year. I love her inner strength born of life’s difficulties, yet she’s kind and sweet. She’s bright and optimistic. I’m a “pantser” (write by the seat of my pants) writer and the characters seem to develop as I write. It’s almost like they have a mind of their own and I look forward to where they will take me.

Tamara: What are the hardest scenes for you to write? Suspense? Sex? Dialogue? And why?

It varies and depends on how easily a book or scene is flowing for me. Sometimes it may be the suspense, and other times the sex… sometimes the dialogue. I of course, like it best, when everything flows smoothly but that isn’t always the case. In all honesty, I sometimes find the opening scene the hardest to write so will sometimes start writing then scrap the first chapter or two until it seems like a good place for the story to start. The rest can be filled in later.

Beverly: What is your favorite scene in your favorite book?

I love all the scenes. Corny but true!! My favorite though is the final scene when we know where everyone is and what they were really up to. Since I write Romance, it’s all wrapped up in a “happily ever after”. Having said that, this also makes me a little sad… Until I write the sequel!

Tamara: Who would you choose as your “book boyfriend/girlfriend”? From what book? Author?

I’m a monogamist when it comes to book-boyfriends. I’m completely dedicated to the one I’m reading at any given moment.  They all have touched my heart while I’ve lived through their story. Susan Elizabeth Phillips has GREAT heroes. They always make me laugh and that’s a key component to capturing my attention. I LOVE ‘Hunter Sloan’ in my new book Never Say Die (2014). He’s tall dark and rugged and isn’t afraid to swoop in, (unasked) and rescue who he sees as the naïve Miranda Peterson. Sparks fly whenever he gets overbearing but his heart is in the right place.

Beverly: What is the kinkiest thing you’ve ever done? Or would like to? What? We are all about the love!

I had sex in a cemetery on a tombstone from 1952. Not kinky but daring none-the-less, for a straight-laced, girl like me. Don’t tell anyone though. ;)

Tamara: What are your favorite types of heroines? Do you like the damsel in distress who needs saving or the kick-ass variety? Why?

We all need to be rescued a little; both heroes and heroines. I like when a heroine thinks she’s tough but discovers that she’s not as tough as she thinks she is, or conversely she thinks she needs rescuing and does some rescuing herself once she discovers her inner strength. I guess I like heroines who discover transformation.

Beverly: What was your worst date ever?

OMG! There have been so many! I started a book about them all at one point so I could keep track! They will all eventually end up in a story at some point. Anyway, on one occasion, it was Valentine’s Day. He decided that I was his “wow” which was quite funny given I had just said a few day before, to one of my friends, that I wanted to find someone who thought I was his “wow.” We had reservations at a local restaurant and met at a restaurant that was owned by a friend (just in case he was crazy). He decided I was his entrée and he couldn’t (wouldn’t) stop reaching for my hand. It was supposed to be a light lunch to get to know each other and he was insistent that it turned into dinner, and an over night stay. He moved his chair around the table to sit beside me instead of across from me and brought a CD, which was really a thoughtful gift. There was no attraction on my part and I when I explained that I needed to go and thanked him for lunch, he got very angry and started yelling right there at the table. Did I mention he was drunk? Instead of making him wear my drink, I got up and walked calmly to the door. Once I got to my car, I laid rubber, unable to get out of there fast enough.

Tamara: If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want to have with you? (You have food, water, shelter, all the necessities, so nothing mundane)

My husband, of course… My shoes (one must look good, even on an Island, and a satellite phone. I must be able to check my email!

Beverly: What is your “guilty pleasure”?

Chocolate. Ok… Chocolate and Peanut Butter. I once dumped a man because he was allergic to peanuts. Honestly, I saved his life! It was really a selfless act. I would have had a peanut butter cookie, come home and given him a kiss and Wham… End of the happily ever after!

Tamara: What dream or goals have you yet to realize?

To make the New York Times Best Seller List.  That and have a closet just for my shoes!

Beverly: What was your most embarrassing moment or the craziest thing you’ve done? C’mon dish!

I’m not easily embarrassed. I love to sing. Once a friend and I were singing and when it came to her time to sing—I sang her verse instead. I realized immediately (the look of shock on their face gave it away) and I said “woops”. We started the verse over and continued. After all the show must go on!

Tamara: If you were a color what would you be and why?

Purple… No wait! Blue… No Pink. Some people say I’m indecisive. Maybe… I love all colour! Life without colour would be boring. I’m a Gemini—I do not apologize for my indecisiveness.

Beverly: How do you know you’re in love?

For me, it’s a warmth that fills my heart. He’s the one I want to tell as soon as anything exciting happens, and the one I want to lean on, and know I will be safe when I am feeling road weary. I feel secure and cherished with him and want to make him feel the same way. We fit and even at the end of a very busy (or trying) day, I can’t wait to get home to see him so we can spend time together.

Tamara and Beverly: Okay. We are SSLY so we have to ask. Who loves you?

I am recently married. We eloped last November and married on a beautiful warm beach in Florida. I call him Guapo! (Handsome in Spanish.) He is my hero and encourages me no matter whether he understands what I’m doing or not. If it’s a dream or goal, he encourages me to go for it! You gotta love that!

Beverly: Congratulations!

Now for some quick fun questions:
Boxers or briefs? “Boxer briefs” It’s really the best of both worlds
Coffee or Tea? Neither.. I take my Caffeine cold in a Diet Coke
Tall, dark and handsome or Blond and buff? Tall Dark and Handsome
Hairy chest or smooth? Either as long as it’s framed by broad shoulders! Gotta love broad shoulders
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate!
Kinky or Sweet? Sweet
Fast or slow? Fast cars and sloooow love making
Public or private? Private… with the exception of that one incident… but that’s just between you and me, right?
Top or bottom? Oh honey, there are so many sides—variety is the spice of life.

 

 

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Living with her grandfather and opening a bookstore in quiet, Summit Colorado has kept Taylor Hunt too busy for a relationship. Although she believes in romance, she’s not looking. She can’t trust her instincts where men are concerned.

Joel Reed writes a nationally syndicated sports column. He travels with sports teams, adores the beautiful women in his life, but doesn’t have time for a permanent relationship.

When fate throws Taylor and Joel together, it’s Joel’s secret that can destroy the one relationship he now truly wants.

The road to discovery meets with hilarious consequences, but will it end in heartache?

Synopsis

Taylor and Joel have secrets. It’s fate when they meet, and this, along with help from meddling friends, leads to a touching romance with hilarious consequences. Ultimately it’s Joel’s secret (or deception, according to Taylor) that destroys her trust and their future. But love conquers all with a comical conclusion.

Forgiven Secrets” –by Sandy Heathers and Linda Appel, writing as Lexie McGuire – NOW AVAILABLE at http://www.amazon.com/Forgiven-Secret… For Kindle click here

 

Interview- AJ Williams

 

Beverly and Tamara: Welcome to SSLY. Thanks so much for joining us today. So first why don’t you tell us a little about yourself?

AJHey Ladies, thanks for having me here. Well first my name is AJ and I have super powers. Well at least that is what my two children believe. I am a chocolate whore. I love Starbucks, and I hate scary movies. Well really it’s a love/hate relationship I have with scary movies. I hate commercials so any TV show I watch has to be recorded so I can fast forward through. My favorite shows are on SyFy.
I have four books in the Bounty Series currently out. Bounty for Hunter, Bounty’s End, Bounty for Love and His Final Bounty. All books are spicy with a hint of suspense.

Tamara: What do you HAVE to have when you are writing?

Hmm it depends on my mood. Hot tea or cold tea for sure. Sometimes I have a whole bag of M&M’s sometimes three small bags of fruit snacks. It really varies on my mood that day.

Beverly: When did you start to write, who influenced you?

I started writing after the age of 8. I felt alone when my mother and I moved from Arizona to Missouri. People in Missouri thought I talked funny, so it was hard to feel comfortable in my own skin. My grandmother presented me with my own journal hoping that if I wrote down how I felt things might get better. Eventually they did but I kept the writing up with encouragement from my grandfather who would catch me in the corner writing.

Tamara: What do you think are the qualities that make up a “hero”?

Every girl knows what she wants in a “hero”. If it is a male hero he has to be strong, stubborn, and determined. If a female she needs to be vulnerable and strong at the same time. Willing to go the distance for friend, family or herself

Beverly: Can you describe your favorite character? And which of your books is he/she in? How do you come up with your characters?

I can’t really say which one is my favorite character. I love them all. If I had to pick I would say Keylee. She is a mystery that one day I might go further into details with. She was kidnapped and held captive. What the guy did to her should have broken her and in a way did break her. However, she still held onto who she was. Keylee didn’t want to be a victim so she did what she needed to not only heal herself but heal who she wanted to be in the future. I admire her for that. She took the steps needed even though they frightened her, and in the end she was better for it.

Tamara: What are the hardest scenes for you to write? Suspense? Sex? Dialogue? And why?

Dialogue…. I hate dialogue. I hear the characters and the attitude they present each time they opened their mouth and I want the reader to hear, feel and understand that as well. It takes me a couple of times to get it right before I am satisfied, and feel as though the reader will be satisfied as well.

Beverly: What is your favorite scene in your favorite book?

In Bounty for Hunter, Keylee references Star Trek a lot, and when she is informed that the guy she is after is an architect she calls him a nerd.

Tamara: Who would you choose as your “book boyfriend/girlfriend”? From what book? Author?

Oh that is a good one. Jericho Barrons… from Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series. He is dark, dangerous and oh so mysterious.

Beverly: What is the kinkiest thing you’ve ever done? Or would like to? What? We are all about the love!

Umm….well in my younger years I was more adventurous….. I will leave it at that...

Tamara: What are your favorite types of heroines? Do you like the damsel in distress who needs saving or the kick-ass variety? Why?

I like both. I love a damsel in distress who finds her inner strength in the end and a kick ass chick who won’t take anyone’s crap. If she falls into the middle even better. Each need to be written about so that young women and even older woman who feel as though they are one or the other know that there are happy endings for everyone

Beverly: What was your worst date ever?

Freshman year in college. Went on a date with a star basketball player. Great date till we got back to his dorm where we walked in on his roommate having very loud and umm interesting sex. Images that are forever burned into my brain

Tamara: If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want to have with you? (You have food, water, shelter, all the necessities, so nothing mundane).

Can I take my kids? My husband?? lol If not…. then a vibrator, a hot steamy book, and music to rock out too.

Beverly: What is your “guilty pleasure”?

Eating a whole bag of peanut M&M’s… I know I shouldn’t and I always talk to my kids the importance of moderation, but I can’t help myself. Put a big bag in front of me and they are gone.

Tamara: What dream or goals have you yet to realize?

To travel the world. I want to take a yearlong adventure and travel the world, alone, with my family. I just want to be able to take that time and discover what else is out there.

Beverly: What was your most embarrassing moment or the craziest thing you’ve done? C’mon dish!

My husband and I were dating and leaving together in an apartment and I just happened to finish my shower and walked out into the hall. As I walked out I came face to face with my husband’s best friend. Needless to say I stayed in our room till his friend left and gave my husband an ass chewing of a lifetime for not telling me company came over before I stepped out of the shower.

Tamara: If you were a color what would you be and why?

Pink. It’s a fun color. It’s bright. If you work it right you can match it with anything.

Beverly: How do you know you’re in love?

I think about the person nonstop and when thinking about them I can’t help but get a smile on face and a flutter in my belly.

Tamara and Beverly: Okay. We are SSLY so we have to ask. Who loves you?

My family of course. They put up with my craziness and even find it funny at times. What more can a girl ask for?

Now for some quick fun questions:

Boxers or briefs? Briefs
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Tall, dark and handsome or Blond and buff? Tall, dark and handsome
Hairy chest or smooth? smooth, however a little hair doesn’t scare me
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
Kinky or Sweet? Kinky
Fast or slow? Fast
Public or private? Private
Top or bottom? Top

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Book Spotlight- Heroic Abduction- Eve Langlais

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Author: Eve Langlais
Title: Heroic Abduction
Series: Alien Abduction, #5
Genre: Science Fiction / Alien/ Fantasy Romance
Release Date: April 13, 2014
Book Link: http://evelanglais.com/wordpress/books/aa5

Description:

He is determined to save her, whether she likes it or not!
Bucking family tradition, Dyre is determined to become his planet’s first hero, even if it breaks his mother’s heart. He sets out on numerous quests to save the universe, however his altruism never seems to turn out quite as expected. Who knew doing the right thing was so hard?
In between saving those who don’t want his help—and the chaos that follows—he rescues a damsel in distress. She doesn’t appreciate his heroic abduction, and even worse, once Dyre gets to know the outspoken human, he entertains less than noble thoughts about ravishing her.
It takes only a couple of comical mishaps, some hot kisses and danger for Dyre and his human damsel Betty to discover their happily ever after—and thank the stars for a heroine who ends up saving this hero, and the galaxy, from his chivalrous side.
He’ll do anything to be her knight in purple armor.

Author Bio:

~ New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

Hello, my name is Eve and I am a Canadian author who loves to write hot romance, usually with werewolves, cyborgs or aliens lol.

Be warned, I do have a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. I like strong alpha males, naked chests and shifters. Lots of shifters. In fact, you’ll notice most of my multi partner stories revolve around great, big, overprotective shifters who just want to please their woman. I am also extremely partial to aliens, you know the kind who like to abduct humans and then drive them insane…with pleasure of course.

I love to write, and while I don’t always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a happily ever after.

Thanks so much for coming by and checking me out. If you’d like to know more, read some excerpts or find out what’s coming next, then please visit me at http://www.EveLanglais.com

Or sign up for my new release email list at http://www.evelanglais.com/newrelease

Happy reading!
Eve Langlais