Be Warned: BDSM, violence
Be Warned: BDSM, violence
This week I’m still using my book, Bound To Protect for my six. I hope you enjoy this little snippet. Thank you all for all the comments I got last week.
Alyssa: So, Kiru, how long have you been writing?
Kiru: Hi Alyssa, it’s great to be your guest today. I started writing seriously in January 2010. Prior to that, the last time I wrote stories was in high school.
Alyssa: What made you pick writing romance?
Kiru: Romantic fiction is a genre I love reading. Out of the paperbacks on my bookshelves, or eBooks on my eReaders (yep, I’ve got two of those) 90% are romance novels. So it kind of made sense that I write about what I love.
Alyssa: Are you the kind of author who needs a certain drink or snack nearby when writing? If so, what is it?
Kiru: Well, I’ve got to have my cup of hot drink (coffee or Chai tea, depending on my mood) before I can even write anything coherent. lol
Alyssa: How has your life changed since becoming published?
Kiru: It’s more chaotic. I’m lucky I have a patient husband who appreciates that I don’t work a 9 to 5 job like everyone else. When I’ve got a deadline, everything else takes a back seat.
Alyssa: What can you tell me about your newest release?
Kiru: His Strength is book 2 in my Men of Valor historical romance series. It follows the story of Ikem and Nneka who were briefly mentioned in book 1, His Treasure. Each story is a stand-alone and can be read independently. But they are all set in the same location, a village in ancient West Africa and occur around the same event—the New Yam festival. So you get to see how this one event affects the lives of the characters differently. Ikem is a strong alpha who has no qualms about how to tame his strong-willed quarry. But Nneka has a few tricks up her sleeves and certainly keeps him on his toes till the last page.
Here’s the blurb:
Ikem was unable to claim Nneka once because his lineage meant he wasn’t good enough. Now fate has given him another chance. But he quickly discovers that claiming this unpredictable wildcat is easier said than done. Will he be able to convince her that succumbing to their passion is the key to her freedom?
His Strength excerpt:
This week I have Anna Keraleigh with my for Excerpt Tuesday.
Jade is an unhappily married woman.
Ryan is a sexy Private Investigator that loves her.
He brings her secret fantasies to life, ice cream covered flesh, dominance, handcuffs and the ultimate desire of another woman. However, their wild sexcapade ends when Jade’s husband returns and their oasis returns to desert. Can they survive apart now that they have tasted true love?
These lovers have a one-week affair that will change their lives forever.
Before I share this week’s six I want to thank all my fans for a great release of Bound To Protect. It’s made the bestseller list over at ARe and Bookstrand. I’m still going to use Chad and Katie this week and it’s a continuous of last week’s six.
I got some amazing news this morning. Bound To Protect is a Bestseller on ARe in the suspense category and also a hot-selling title on Bookstrand.
Today, I’m over at three different places.
For Question and Answers, I have Raven McAllan with me today.
How long have you been writing? seriously, just over a year casually for ever it seems.What made you pick writing erotic? (Laughs) I didn’t, I think it picked meAre you the kind of author who needs a certain drink or snack near by when writing? If so what is it? Coffee and chocolate during the day and wine and chocolate during the eveningHow has your life changed since becoming published? More dust bunnies more wine more er erotic thoughts, less free timeWhat can you tell me about your newest release?
What do you do when a drop dead gorgeous man turns up on your doorstep, demanding his wife? Who, it seems has stolen your identity? Find out why of course.
When Gray Reynard turns up on Jules’ doorstep expecting to find his estranged wife and finds her instead both are surprised. Especially as the air between them sizzles. But before they can do anything about that sizzle they need to find out what is going on. Or so they think.But life doesn’t always pan out as you want, and Jules and Gray have to decide whether to work together or walk away from what they are feeling.Excerpt“Think positive.” She advised him. “You might get the diary where I’ve written about making love on a pool table or having sex with David Beckham in a swimming pool.”The look on his face was priceless. She wished she could capture it and sell it. She’d make millions.“You didn’t?”“Well, not David Beckham, sadly. As for the pool table? You’ll have to wait and see.”“Give me a diary,” he said fervently. “I need pointers.”He doesn’t, she thought. He really doesn’t.“Backwards.” Jules decided. “You work through them from when you met her. If anything stands out, or seems weird, and pool tables do not come under the heading of weird, make a note of it. I’ll start from my book being published and go forward. How does that sound?”“Long. But yes, I guess it’s all we can do.”Well, not all, she thought. I can think of several other things we could do. But they won’t help us read these diaries. As Gray laughed, the tone deep and sexy, she wondered if he had read her mind. But no, he had just read an entry in her most recent diary. Written the day before.“A drop-dead gorgeous, play-your-cards-right-and-you-can-have-me man appeared on my doorstep. I thought all my birthdays had come at once, before I realized he was a real up-his-own-ass type asshole.” He read her words aloud. “Pity, because I could do with a really good—”“Enough!” Jules’ cheeks burned and were no doubt scarlet. “Shit, shit, shit! I forgot I’d written yesterday. But why the hell have you got it? You should be reading three years ago.” Mortified, she realized she’d picked up her current diary when she took all the others from her bag. “Think I’ll have that back, please.”“Hold on.” Gray kept his right hand firmly on the diary, holding it in place while he wrote something under her entry, then handed it back.“Thank you so much. Oh.” She read what he’d written and her cheeks grew even hotter. “Oh, um, yes, er.”“Yes?”“Just shut up, Gray. Please. I’m hot and bothered enough, and do not even say it. Yeah, I know, you could make me even hotter . . . oh, bugger it. I’ve done it again. My feet are in my mouth as much as yours are. In your mouth, I mean, not mine and . . . . Fu . . . . Stop this right now.”Gray lay half out of his chair, laughing so hard tears streamed down his face.A second later, Jules was in the same state.“Oh, God,” she said when she could at last speak coherently. “I needed that. No more, though. No innuendos, no double speak. Nothing. We need to work.”Find me atI’m on Facebook as wellAnd If you like the excerpt, you can buy Taken Identity from www.nobleromance.com
Before I get to Excerpt Tuesday this week, I want to let you know that I’m over at C.R. Moss for her Tuesday Tea talking about how Bound To Protect came to be.
Chad is over at Sex Marks The G-Spot doing an interview and I’m almost scared what might come out of his mouth.
Also as I said on my blog, that one lucky person who commented would win an ebook of Bound To Protect along with Road To Recovery, and that lucky winner is Empibaryeh. Please email me at email@example.com to get your copy.
I’m back this week with another sneak peak at Bound To Protect. Let’s see what’s up with Kate and Chad. You can purchase a copy from evernightpublishing.com on Monday.
“No, it’s all for show.” Bullshit. It wasn’t a show on his end, and from her reaction it wasn’t for her either.
If you want to join in or find more great authors doing Six Sentence Sunday go here.
*Today I’m over at Josee Renard’s blog with an author interview.*
Today, I have Doris O’Connor on my blog talking about Men in uniform
There is something about a man in a uniform that makes a woman’s heart beat a little bit faster. Don’t ask me to quantify what it is about the uniform— all I know is that it does. Even the most cynical amongst us will admit to a little swoon here and there. My hubby tells me it’s the same for the men and women in uniform. I guess some of the attraction is without doubt in the position of power and authority that comes with the uniform. Or the symbol of caring—think doctors and nurses. Protection—think our armed forces and the police. So, when it comes to writing Romance men in uniform are always hot.
Add some children into the mix and well…
*sigh* I don’t know about you but I melt a little when I look at that picture. And there may be a scene involving my hero and his cousin’s newest baby in my latest release. So, when I pondered this story, I knew I wanted to write about a firefighter. Everyone likes a firefighter, right? In fact I first got the idea when I was sitting in my car outside my children’s school, waiting for the bell to ring. There was a fire engine in the playground and naturally the kids were hyper excited. But what really amused me was observing the teachers. Now, I don’t know about where you live, but round these parts, sadly, the firefighters do not look like Sexy up there. Nonetheless, several members of staff were at their best, giggly, and flirty self and an idea was born. What if, my hero was a firefighter and my heroine a school teacher and they were reunited at one of these educational school meetings? And what if they had history? And just to add a bit more spice, what if my firefighter was Italian and part of a huge, tightknit Italian family with a very fierce Mamma, and more secrets and drama than the best soap opera? I needed some visual inspiration for my sexy Italian Alex Giovanni and I found it in the lovely Joe Manganiello.
Words flowed very easily with that visual inspiration *grin* and as is typical for me, the story took on a life of its own. I fell in love with Alex and Kitty and the whole Giovanni Clan, so much so that I decided to write a series. Alex, Marco and Giorgio are the three drop dead gorgeous cousins, who look more like brothers and yes they all look like Joe M. Did I have fun writing those stories? You bet I did and I hope readers will fall in love with them too. Too Hot To Handle is Alex’s story and his fight for a HEA with fiery red head Kitty. It has had several re-writes since that original draft as my writing evolved. When Evernight contracted my sexy Italian they requested I add more heat. The erotic writer in me rubbed her hands in glee and edits have never been such fun 😉 I leave you to judge for yourself whether I’ve succeeded. Too Hot To Handle released on Thursday and it seems folks do like my sexy Italian. It is already a bestseller at ARe. *big grin* http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-toohottohandle-671160-149.html Cue me bouncing around like a loon and waking the baby up with my inane whooping
When firefighter Alex Giovanni returns to his old neighborhood to fulfill family obligations, he is reunited with the woman inhabiting his dreams. The sexy siren ran out on him after one explosive night many years ago. Hiding behind her sensible clothes she portrays the perfect image of Miss Prim and Proper and Alex vows to unlock the passionate woman he remembers. Mixing business with pleasure has never been so much fun. Kitty Jenkins’ orderly life gets turned upside down when Alex walks into her school. Their passion filled night four years ago has left her with a secret that threatens to tear them apart. Giving into Alex is out of the question, regardless of how much her body craves his touch. When secrets spill and disaster strikes, can their passion turn into love? There is an excerpt and a chance to win a copy on my blog here. I will be announcing the winner on Sunday January 15th.