Below Unforgiven Blog Tour — Scavenger Hunt Stop !!

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Synopsis:

Vivian Hale doesn’t cope. She runs.

Spending the summer in small town Pennsylvania, working for minimum wage in the old trailer-turned-video-store, Vivian longs to move on after her world came crashing down around her. She’s given up on her acting dream and is willing to do whatever it takes to make enough money to get a place of her own and start over- anything, of course, but sacrifice her pride.

Oscar winning, LA director Keaton Thorne is back home for the first time in seven years, determined to survive one weekend with his family. As best man in his little brother’s wedding, he has one job- show up with his gorgeous wife and prove to everyone in the small town that he’s better than his father had ever been.

When Keaton makes her a clichéd offer that she just can’t refuse, Vivian tries to protect her heart. She knows the difference between right and wrong.

Between moral and immoral…

Between acting… and reality.

One weekend. One man.

One yes.

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Scavenger Hunt

Our word is : ACTION

Follow along the blog tour to find the 11 words that could lead to a dream casting in Before A Perfect World (Movie Trilogy book #2)! If you successfully collect all 11 words you could win:

• Your name as a character in Before A Perfect World (Movie Trilogy book #2)
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So what do you need to do exactly to win this fantastic prize pack and the chance of a lifetime to be immortalized in a book? Follow the blog tour and visit each blog that is participating in the scavenger hunt and find the highlighted word at the end of their post about Below Unforgiven. Write those words down with the corresponding blog you found them on and then on the last day of the tour (Sunday January 19th) go to the google doc link below and enter those special words into the form. From the group of people who correctly have all 11 words a random winner will be selected. Participants have until January 21st @ 5pm MST to get their entry in.

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Author Bio:

Kimberly Stedronsky is an Ohio author who prefers an epic love story. She is the writer of Paranormal, Horror, and New Adult Romance.Kimberly has a degree in Early Childhood Education, which she uses as an excuse to be as immature as possible on a daily basis. Married to a stand-up comedian Marine veteran, she always tries to find the humor in every situation. Their three children are appropriately sarcastic.

Skater Boy/ My Skater Boy Blog Tour

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Skater Boy Synopsis

For 25 year old attorney, Hindley Hagen, life is all about staying one step ahead of the game. Avoiding surprises and keeping people at a distance is the only way she has to protect herself from the painful scars and shattered memories of her past. When Hindley is offered a new position at her prestigious Austin law firm as sports agent for pro skateboarder, Rory Gregor, she’s ready for the new challenge but completely unprepared for the man who captures her heart. Suddenly, Hindley is thrust into a world where protecting all their secrets could cost her everything; her family, her career, and maybe even her life.

Professional skateboarder and X Games royalty, Rory Gregor knows what it’s like to be at the top. But after two years of bad decisions and one-night-stands, he’s having to make a comeback he never anticipated. Hiring a new agent may be what his team thinks he needs to rebuild his career, but what if it costs him his heart in the process? Just when he thinks he’s posed for a comeback, secrets from his past threaten to ruin his chance for gold and a new love. In a sport where trust means everything, this time… it may not be enough.

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My Skater Boy Synopsis

Find out the dramatic conclusion to Book 1 of the X-Treme Boys Series, Skater Boy.

For the first time in her life, Hindley Hagen has something she’s always looked for, unconditional love. As the attorney and sports agent for X Games golden boy, Rory Gregor, she’s worked hard to help him make a comeback in a professional sport that isn’t always so forgiving. This time, he’s won more than just a gold medal, he’s captured her heart. But now, she’s trapped, caught in the snare of a man playing a deadly game. She must choose, protect the one man who’s made her come alive for the first time in her life or risk losing everything she’s worked hard for, including him. To save them both, Hindley must do the unthinkable or face a life without the one thing Rory Gregor has finally given her; hope. But protecting them means her own demons may surface and from that, there is no recovery. Hindley must learn the hard way, in love and life, there is no such thing as a safe secret.

Trust isn’t something that comes naturally to Rory Gregor. Even his own professional achievements as an X Games multi-gold medalist can’t wash away a childhood filled with abuse, which has left him with a lifetime of insecurities and self-loathing. But now, he’s finally found a woman who makes him feel the one thing in life he never thought possible-smart. With Hindley Hagen by his side, he’s skating better than ever, securing deals that could make them both rich. Yet something is off. Just as he gets inside the walls she’s constructed to guard herself, she pulls away again. She’s hiding something. But then, so is he.

As their need to protect one another grows to escalating heights with deadly consequences, will Hindley and Rory finally find the future together they so richly deserve? Or, will they discover the one thing that could destroy them both forever is actually each other? Find out in this exciting conclusion to the first book in the X-Treme Boys Series, Skater Boy.

Review: 

**** 4 stars **** 

Since you probably already read the synopsis, I’ll just tell you my thoughts in this book, which I was given an ARC for in exchange for an honest review.
This debut novel was surprisingly witty and had great dialogue, very different from other books. Rory is very alpha, and his personality is well defined through his sayings, inner thoughts and quirks. Very possessive, illiterate, insecure, funny, genuine, sexy, and at times vulnerable. Rory is so endearing, at times you want to hug him and smack the snot out of him at at the same time. Hindley is driven, smart and classy. She respects herself and her job. Her constant debate towards her attraction to Rory is hilarious and kind of sweet. She discovers a lot of herself through her sexual encounters with Rory, which is something that stood out to me. Kay Manis also managed to capture the world of X-games/skateboarding beautifully as well (yep, I’m an X-games fan)
It follows the usual structure of the young-adult genre, especially with the male lead being a player with past issues and a hard-working , strong woman as a female lead. Sounds familiar? This made it a 4 star for me.

Review for My Skater Boy
Wow. Where to begin…..
***** 5 stars *****
** I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
Hilarious, touching, sexy, heart-wrenching, mind-bending and eye-opening.
I really liked the first book in this series, but this second one just blew my mind. It picks up right where Skater Boy left off, and in my opinion, it went over and beyond the first one. This time around, Rory and Hindley are absolutely certain they are completely in love. But as both of their pasts and demons rise to the surface, so do their insecurities, weaknesses and fears. I have to say that the author deviates from the standard ” run away” cliche and actually works with these insecurities (and yes, thoughts of leaving each other to not cause any harm) , and brings the characters closer together and cling to each other. This particular book made me laugh so hard and cry…. The ugly kind of crying. It touches on so many sensitive subjects that I think are so necessary for people to read about. There’s redemption, functional illiteracy, rape drugs, invasion of privacy, self-harm and many others. The scenes that feature these topics, while some don’t go into great detail, are handled and touched upon extremely well. The whole book is written from both Rory’s and Hindley’s POV and perfectly presents what both characters are feeling and how they are affected by each other’s actions. And at the same time and despite everything that goes on in this book ( and that’s a lot), the characters, especially Hindley, are never portrayed as weak. The sex scenes are spectacular as usual , we see a lot of Rory’s dominating, primal and loving side. These character’s relationship found its way to my all time Top 5. They went through hell, both individually and as a couple, and the author presents an alternative to how they get through it is worthy of a standing ovation in itself. No cliches here. I could keep on rambling on, but I think you got the point. It’s a MUST read.

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Excerpts

SKATER BOY (X-Treme Boys Series, Book 1)

–Hindley–

Sensing my anxiety, Skater Boy headed toward my bedroom door but I didn’t want him to leave, not yet. I had an overwhelming need to touch him so I reached out and caught him by the arm. His muscles were defined and hard and I held on longer than I should have. His eyes looked down at my hand then back up to me.

“Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for last night. I really appreciate you taking care of me,” I said. I could see him working hard, trying to figure out if I was telling the truth or not. I’d been right about his height. He was tall, over six feet, but my five foot eight stature seemed to match his perfectly.

“Why do I feel like that might have been one of the hardest things you’ve ever had to do?” I raised my eyebrows in disbelief, shocked at how well he already knew me. I prided myself on not needing anything from anyone, so words of gratitude from me were few and far between.

“Probably because it was,” I answered, pushing past him and through the door on my way to the bathroom, feeling every bit as vulnerable now that I was fully dressed as I did lying next to him in nothing but my underwear. Somewhere deep inside, I wished I was back there, though, back in bed with him, relishing how beautiful he was.

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MY SKATER BOY (X-Treme Boys Series, Book 2)

–Rory–

Today was the day I’d dreaded forever, the day I realized I was the source of Hindley’s pain and anguish. It truly was me I had to protect her from, not all the others threatening to harm her. The only way I could do that now was to leave her alone. I bolted out of the elevator, running to my room as fast as I could, afraid I may actually vomit in the hallway before getting to the bathroom. Losing Hindley wasn’t an option, but the choice wasn’t mine to make. Suddenly, that one realization, the fact I was no longer in control, scared me more than anything I’d ever known.

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Kay Manis lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, daughter and five pound Chihuahua affectionately named “Tiny.” When not writing or researching you’ll find Kay reading a good book, eating out with friends or napping.

Kay’s biggest goal in writing is to amuse, inspire and entertain. If she’s done that for you then she says she’ll always consider herself a success.

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Synopsis

“If Fools rush in, than most people in love are idiots. And I’m the biggest one of all.” -Jazz

Meet Jasmine Coleman. She’s the girl that’s outgoing, beautiful, and full of self assurance. A confidence that’s forced to cover the scars she hides. When rushing into love becomes a heartbreaking mistake the last piece of it disappears. Now she is left uncertain, weak, and full of self-disgust. But her strength is needed now more than before.

Mason Reed is the quiet computer geek that’s always the friend and never the boyfriend. Putting his social life on hold to help his single mother has left him shy when it comes to the opposite sex. And Meeting Jazz is no different. However being in love makes you do crazy things and his crazy has major consequences. Especially when the truth is revealed to others who are determined to rip them apart.

Rash decisions have major consequences. Some good. Some bad. All are life changing.

“The Truth doesn’t always set you free. Sometimes it breaks you apart and leaves you in pieces.”

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❝ Holy hell! Fuck a duck and shit on a goldfish cracker! My fingers grip the blanket beside my naked body as Mason and his gloriously talented tongue continues to attack my wet pussy. Yes! I just said the word I hate, but right now at this very moment that is what it is. A pussy! Even though I had one orgasm already, he is working on number two. Thank you men everywhere who love to do this for a woman. What have I been missing? Why didn’t I ever let myself do this before with Ollie? Oh fuck him. He has nothing on this sexy guy between my thighs.

I feel the same tension in my body that I did a few moments ago start to build. The lapping of his tongue as he tells me how beautiful and sexy I am is addicting. If death is going to knock on my door, then please let me die after this next orgasm. Biting my lip, my hips thrust up on their own because I have lost all control of my body tonight. My moans even sound sexy to me, like I’m made to do this in life. Maybe I can be a voice over in a porno one day.

“Ahhh!” His finger slowly enters me as he sucks my clit and I lose my shit. My body thrashes against his mouth and I might have possibly ripped some of his hair out. But I can’t care at the moment because I’m once again in sex Heaven as I yell his name until I feel relaxed and like a marshmallow.

“Say it again.” His voice is close and the shift of the mattress causes me to open my eyes.

“Say what?” He’s above me again and the feel of his bare chest against my sweat covered one is glorious. Returning his smile, I run my finger over his full lips and watch as he sucks it into his mouth.

“My name. Say my name again.”

He’s so easy to please. “Mason,” I whisper. “Mason. Please make love to me.”

I feel his shiver or maybe it’s mine. I meant to say fuck me, but I realize that Mason is better than just a fuck. He’s a guy who will devote his whole heart into anything he does and sex is one of them. He’s very thorough and ready to conquer whatever quest he’s on.

Before I know it he’s nestled between my thighs and I feel his mouth on my neck and the head of his dick against my opening. Instead of just diving in, he kisses his way down to my breast before returning to my mouth. Squirming under his weight, I wrap my legs around him, desperate for him to enter me. Torture is the only term I can come up with. He just continues to assault my mouth and breasts affectionately.

“Damn it, Mason. You’re killing me.” My words come out in quick pants because the feel of his teeth scraping across my sensitive nipple is achingly wonderful.

He comes up and smiles again before he kisses me heatedly, doing all the things he just performed between my thighs to my mouth. Then he plunges into me and I moan from the feel of him.❞

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Walking around the busy campus with Symone is great. Her happy enthusiasm as I point out every building catches the attention of everyone we pass. I’ve noticed more than one guy watching her and I feel protectiveness toward her even though we’ve only known each other for a short period time. Her excited voice heightens when I point out my fraternity house. Taking her inside I introduce her to a few of the guys, but since I’m really not the most popular guy at the moment we don’t stay too long. After grabbing some lunch we make our way towards the gym.

“So… Who is the lucky girl you’ve been looking for all day?”

I look at Symone who’s walking beside me. “What?”

She shoves my shoulder with hers. “The girl that has you spacing out. Duh! I’m not stupid. Every time we pass a blond you do a double take.”

“I do not.” I’m not ready to talk about Jazz to her yet. Even though she’s totally right. I do keep spacing out when I get to a place that holds memories of the two of us together. Or when I see a blond who’s back is turned my way, even though I heard she dropped out I’m still hoping to see her.

“Whatev’. You totally do. I’ll get it out of you.”

“And how do you plan on doing that?” Playfully I grab her purse off her shoulder and toss it on the ground behind her before I turn and jog away avoiding her attack. When I see wide, sky blue eyes watching me from a distance everything stops; me, noise, movement, my breathing, and my heart. We watch each other like we’re scared animals. She’s more beautiful now than ever with her long hair blowing in the wind and flushed cheeks. For the passed few days I thought about going to her and begging for forgiveness. But I’ve stalled and decided to wait until after Symone flies out in a few days. But it’s been hell not going to her to let her know what happened that night. Why I did what I did. But hell… I’m scared she’ll throw my apology in my face like I deserve. Then my dream of a future with her and the baby will be gone forever. Maybe I should just do it now? What the hell do I have to lose?

​Taking a breath I gingerly let my lips form a smile. When she returns it my world feels right again, but before I can get my legs to move in her direction I feel a weight land on my back.

“Gotta ya you turd.” Symone laughs as she straddles my back.

​When Jazz looks from Symone to me I know I’ve lost her. Her eyes widen as I place my sister back on her feet and watch Jazz turns to walk away.

“Jazz? Please. Wait. It’s not what you think.” I yell as I close the distance between us. I notice how she’s walking in circles. Like she doesn’t know where to go. “Please Jazz. Wait.” Then my worst fear takes place when her whole body goes limp and she falls to the ground. Shoving people out of my way I run to her side and roll her over feeling relief when I see her chest rise and fall. “Jazz? Please baby.” Her eyes are open but she’s not focusing or responding to anything I say. I look up and see Tru running out of the building on the phone. Everyone else is watching with mouths wide open. Like this is a fucking circus. “Can anyone fucking help? Call 911.”

Tru sits on the ground and places Jazz’s head in her lap before she pats her cheek gently. “Jazz can you hear me?” She looks up at me. “What happened?”

Before I can answer I’m lifted from the ground and shoved into a tree. Jax is stares at me with nothing but hatred before he bends down to check on Jazz. I straighten before I make my way back to the girl I love and hear the sirens in the background. Jax however stops me before I can reach them. I’m feeling scared for Jazz and angry that this dick is keeping me from her. “Back the fuck off Jax.” I ground out.
“No Mason. You back the fuck off. You’ve done enough and she doesn’t need your shit.”

The ambulance arrives and the medics come with a gurney to load Jazz. I follow behind and hurry to pass up Jax, but he once again grabs me. Raising my fist I swing for the first time at one person I’ve always considered a friend. He will not keep me from her. After it connects he spits out blood then attacks. After I’m on the ground he punches me in the face before he’s pulled off. “Stay the fuck away from my sister. You lying piece of shit.” He fights off the arms that hold him away.

“No Jax. I will not stay away. Neither you nor anyone on this whole fucking campus is going to keep me away from her. I’m not leaving her again.” I point to the ambulance that is closing the doors. “I’m riding with them. Got it.” Symone is standing besides Tru crying. “Tru can my sister ride with you?” Before I can get an answer I turn toward the ambulance doors. When they ask me if I’m family I tell them yes and she’s carrying my child. Fuck anyone who thinks differently.

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About The Author

RD Cole Author PicMy name is Robin and I live in Alabama. I grew up an army brat and traveled a lot until we finally settled down along the Gulf Coast when I was 4. My husband is 9 years younger so I guess that makes me a COUGAR. I have a little girl who is 9 and is blind as well as autistic. My life is not boring with them two in it. Believe me.

I have always loved creating and I would constantly draw on my walls. I love painting and reading. Writing is something I wanted to do but didn’t think I could, until I woke up at three a.m. a few months back and started writing. Life has a way of throwing rocks at you and putting cracks in your soul. Either you can duck and cover or you can make something beautiful from the cracks.

After that, the story took over. Even though some pieces of my life experience are within it, it is Tru and Jax’s story now. I have truly fell in love with this story and hope you all do too.

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Blog Tour: A Sweet Affair by Isabella Rae

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A Sweet Affair (Atlanta Affair #2)
Author: Isabella Rae
Genre: Contemporary Romance,
Published: December 12th 2013

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For Sage Mccarthy, life has not been all sunshine and roses, and over the years she’s developed some deep seeded trust issues. So it’s no wonder that when Connor Reed comes along, she thinks he is too good to be true. Despite the wall she’s built, Connor quickly breaks his way inside and shows her how to love again. When the past shows up, and threatens to hurt the people she loves she has decisions to make. Will she embrace her new found trust, and the man she loves? Or will she put her walls back up to protect them both?

Connor is a broken man, slowly working his way back from a bad relationship. He meets Sage and knows his life will never be the same. When the unthinkable happens, he must act quickly; doing everything he can to protect the woman he loves.

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**** 4.5 sweet stars ****
If you had the pleasure of previously reading A Workplace Affair , the first book in this series, you’ve already met Sage. This is her story. Sage is fun, sweet and a fantastic baker. Connor is a chef, strong and very sexy. Both of them are rebuilding their lives after bad relationships. Both of them are not quick to trust , but they compliment each other so well, the sparks fly in each scene. As with the first book, the writing is excellent, never boring, has a good balance of nail-biting moments and tension, and a whole lot of sexy.
I love that the author’s style is so refreshing and doesn’t really follow a formula. Plus, there’s the bonus of a recipe in each book.

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Recipe from A Sweet Affair :

“Sage’s Oreo Cheesecake Recipe
Please note: this recipe tastes best when you allow it to rest for 24 hours before serving. It isn’t necessary, but a suggestion for optimal flavor.
Crust
1 1/2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs (about 23 Oreos, finely chopped)
2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more for the pan
Filling
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
5 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 (8-ounce) container sour cream, at room temperature or use
14 Oreo cookies”

“Instructions:
 
Crust
Mix melted butter with Oreo crumbs and press in spring pan cover the bottom and 1 1/2″ up the sides with crumbs, set aside.
Filling
All Ingredients need to be at room temperature before beginning. Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy (You can add the 1 cup of butter as listed as an optional ingredient). Keep mixer on a low setting during the mixing and beating process. Add sugar gradually and continue beating cream cheese until mixed through. Add eggs one at a time and continue to beat until blended. Measure the vanilla, salt and flour, pour into the cream cheese and egg mixture and beat until smooth. Add the sour cream and beat well. Turn off the mixer and stir in the coarsely chopped Oreo cookies with a spoon.
Pour cream cheese into the spring form pan and place the nine coarsely chopped Oreo Cookies on top of the cream mixture. Place pan on the top rack and in the middle of a preheated oven at 325 degrees and bake for one hour. The cheesecake will be done when it jiggles slightly in the middle when the pan is gently shaken. If the cheesecake is very jiggily, then cook for an additional 15 minutes. When time is up prop the oven door open and let the cheese cake stay in the oven for one hour. Remove from oven and let cool enough to place in the refrigerator for 24 hours. It is worth the anticipation. A cheese cake should season. The flavor ripens and becomes enriched.
Yield: 16 servings”
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Synopsis:

There are those once in a lifetime opportunities that come along, that in your wildest dreams would never happen to you. When independent Victoria Bryant’s opportunity comes, a climb up the corporate ladder turns into an affair with the owner. Now she must make decisions that will change her life forever. Will she choose to forgive the man she’s grown to love, or watch him walk away and give up everything that might have been…..

When Leland Ambrose started his company he was young and in charge, but when he meets Victoria, he discovers a weakness he hadn’t counted on. A weakness so great that his company could pay the price. Will he stand up for the woman he loves, or protect the company he’s worked so hard to build…..

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****4.5 stars ****
When I first saw the synopsis for this book, I expected one of those good-girl falls for CEO type of books. You know, the ones that are all the same, with different names and generally so-so writing. Man was I blown away!!! The synopsis does not do it justice!!!
First of all, the story in itself was very refreshing, unique and well-paced. Never a dull moment, the balance between details, descriptions, dialogue, tension, characters and funny conversations made for a book that I really enjoyed. Victoria, while sometimes getting on my nerves, is a pretty normal, independent, fun-loving professional with average situations in her life. Until she meets her boss, Leland. Leland doesn’t have any major baggage, (which I found was great) and is a considerate, caring and pretty much a normal guy. Except he’s rich. And really hot. Ok, so he oozes sexy.
Amazing sex scenes, funny dialogues, hilarious and loveable characters, this book should definitely be on your one-click list!!

Recipe from A Workplace Affair:

“Recipe for Apple Spice Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream
Ingredients
2 large eggs
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted
2/3 cup light brown sugar (or dark brown)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 small Gala or Fuji apples, diced (about 1.5 cups)”

“Salted Caramel Frosting
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp. salt
4-6 cups powdered sugar, sifted
½ cup vegetable shortening (such as Crisco)
water optional
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line muffin pan with baking cups. Set aside.”
“In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, melted butter, sugars, milk, and vanilla until completely smooth. Set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Slowly add the wet ingredients and stir until JUST combined. Do not over mix. Slowly mix in the apples.
Fill each baking cup about 2/3 full and bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Check after 22 minutes.”
“Make the frosting: While the cupcakes are cooling, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Once melted, add brown sugar and heavy cream. Stir constantly over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add salt. Allow to bubble for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool. Add shortening and beat until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, until you reach desired consistency and the taste of the shortening is gone, adding water 1 teaspoon at a time if the mixture gets too thick. Frost cooled cupcakes and adorn with caramel sauce. Cupcakes stay fresh at room temperature in an airtight container for 5 days.”

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Interview:

What was your inspiration for the Atlanta Affair series?
Isabella: Well, I live just south of Atlanta, so for me, that was an obvious setting. Honestly my characters were the inspiration. All three main friends (Victoria, Sage, and Nick) are all inspired by people in my life. I created all the characters first and then let them create the stories.
What is your writing inspiration?
Isabella: I guess you could say that my daughters are the reason I write. I’m trying to make a better life for them. As far as for the books themselves I use personalities I encounter as well as fantasies to inspire me.
How did you become a writer?
Isabella: I actually started writing in High School. Over the years I started several different stories, but always put them down and forgot about them. I thought I would never be able to get them published so I didn’t make them a priority. Recently I saw that Harper Sloan had released Axel. I went to high school with Harper and seeing her with a book out, inspired me to try again. She actually helped me a lot during this whole process.
What words of wisdom would you give to those wanting to get into writing or just starting out?
Isabella: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The indie author community is amazingly supportive. I still have so much to learn, but they are all so willing to help. I’m proud to be included in such an amazing group of people.
Who is your favorite character from your book?
Isabella: I honestly don’t know if I can answer that. I like all of them for different things. I love that Leland is willing to do what’s necessary to get what he wants. I love that Victoria is so self-aware. I really enjoy the friendship between Victoria and Sage, they fit together so well.
Who is your favorite author?
Isabella: That’s a three way tie between Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb, and Iris Johansen
Do you have a genre that you want to get into next?
Isabella: I’m pretty happy with the genre I am in now, but if I ever ventured into another one it would have to romantic suspense.
Do you plan to start a new book or series (anything outside of your current work)?
Isabella: Of course I plane to write more after my Atlanta Affair Series, but right now I am focused on “A Wedding Affair” thethird book in my series, which will be Nick and Piper’s story.There will be a total of five books in the series.
What is your favorite color?
Isabella: Turquoise
What is your favorite food?
Isabella: Potaotes
What would you die without?
Isabella: My daughters
What is your favorite city you like to visit?
Isabella: Out of the places I have been, probably New York
What place do you dream to visit?
Isabella: Ireland, I traced my family back to County Donegal Ireland and would love to go there.
What do you do outside of writing?
Isabella: I am a single mom, a server, and a baker.
What are you currently working on?
Isabella: “A Wedding Affair” and plans for an untitled stand alone novel.
What’s your favorite book?
Isabella: Wow, I don’t have an answer for this one. My favorite book always changes. I would say that whenever the new JanetEvanovich book comes out, I buy it!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Isabella: In 10 years I hope to be writing still without having to worry about working a day job. I know most indie authors don’t get that luxury, but I can dream!
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Isabella: Probably reality tv, I can’t get enough of the drama. I hate drama in my own life, but give me the Real World/Road Rules Challenge and I’m hooked.
What is one thing that no one really knows about you?
Isabella: That I am still technically married. We’ve been separated for 3 years, and still trying to get the divorce.
What’s the best piece of advice you have been given?
Isabella: “just be sure to realize you’re dealing with men. Remember to think what would a man say or do in this situation, because me react and think very differently from women” from Ella Frank on writing my first m/m novel.

Bio 
Isabella Rae has been writing for over 10 years but never published because she was discouraged by the publishing process. Recently a friend of hers released a book through self-publishing and inspired Isabella to release her first book. When Isabella is not writing she is busy being a single mom to 2 beautiful girls, and works as a baker, and server at a local restaurant.
Isabella was born in Peachtree City, Georgia, a suburb south of Atlanta, where she still resides. Her love of reading inspired her to move into writing. She uses personal experiences with baking and life in general to inspire her work. As a unique touch to each of the books in her first series, she has chosen to include personal recipes to give it a personal touch.

Isabella is active on social media sites Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Pinterest.

Unexpected Destiny by Charlene Martin ~ Blog Tour

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After experiencing a life-altering event, it changes everything. Arissa Perry’s outlook on life and what is most important to her. Leaving her devastated and seeking comfort in the one place, she truly feels safe, those strong comforting arms and calming green eyes.

This time is different.
This time he is here and not just a figment of her dreams.
This will change everything.

Just when things feel perfect, it gets complicated. The one person she believed she knew is not who she thought. Will she still want him, when his secret is revealed? Her life will take some dramatic, unforeseen turns that lead to her Unexpected Destiny and Arissa must choose- fight or fail?

Review:
I originally signed up to include a review for Unexpected Destiny. While this book was not particularly my cup of tea, I realize everyone has different tastes in their reading choices, so I decided to other promotional material for the book. I will be posting my thoughts on this book on Goodreads after the tour.

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BOOK ONE OF UNEXPECTED SERIES    
                                                                      
UNEXPECTED LOVE
Someone has watched her every move…
Throughout Arissa’s life, she has experienced disturbing cold chills running down her spine, the kind that let a person know something is not quite right. For as long as she can remember, she has sensed she is being watched, but has been utterly unsuccessful in finding the person responsible for making her doubt her sanity. Her hope is that in moving away to college she will have a fresh start and a chance to find herself.
After years spent watching her, now he is developing strong feelings for her. That was never part of the plan, never his intention. Ideally, she would remain unaware of his presence in her life. Of course, life rarely unfolds, as it should. The best-laid plans often unravel.  And the best kind of love is completely unexpected.
 
 
 
Excerpt:
I want this beautifully sculpted man. I lick my lips in anticipation as he tugs me into his immense arms. I caress his jaw sliding my lips over the prickly skin. He lets out a throaty moan, and it makes me eager for more. I run my finger down his bare chest and he stiffens from my touch. I become aware of his breath tickling my neck, my pulse quickens and I glide my lips down his torso and just as I am about to unbutton his pants, I awake to this loud music. 
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  I hear someone banging on the door and it gives me the courage to try to fight him off me again. A rage courses through my veins and all I see is red, I kick, slap, punch, and scream with everything in me and with all of his strength he tries to stop me. He has his hands so tight around my neck I am gasping for air. My body starts to go numb as I start to fade.

Author Bio: 

AUTHOR CHARLENE M. MARTIN
 
I am a small town girl, I currently reside in the same city that I was born and raised in. I love watching teen drama shows, reading, writing, and listening to music.
I have a loving family my mother who has taught me about love and lasting relationships. A father who pushes me to excel and succeed at anything I desire.  My younger sister and I have become very close over the years and she is very supportive of everything I do.
I have been married for nine years to my best friend. I love my husband more than anything. He is so kind, loving and supportive. He likes to joke with his friends that, “My wife writes porn.”
We have an eleven-year-old daughter who is so smart and talented. I can’t believe how fast they grow up.  She is turning into quite the young lady.  She aspires to be so many things and I encourage them all.She loves to write songs and has even tried her hand at writing a book. Maybe one day she will follow my example.
Being that I am from a small town, I have made some long lasting relationships. I have two best friends that I have known for most of my life. We havecontinued to stick together over the years and we are always there for one another. I couldn’t imagine my life without them.
Animal lover I am not, but I have a headstrong dog that is the absolute best-behaved dog I have ever seen and a cat that drive me insane, but I love her nonetheless.
I have always aspired to be a neonatal nurse and I continue to work towards that goal. Maybe one day it will come true. However, writing has become my new favorite love.
I never would have dreamed that I would become a writer, but some really great people convinced me otherwise.  Eventually I decided to give it a try and what do you know? I just finished writing my second book and I couldn’t be happier. I will continue to write in my spare time with hopes of it becoming a full time career at some point in my life.
So take note, I am just a small town girl trying to bring light to your darkness, anything is possible if you work hard at it. So hold your head high, get out there, and do what you love.
 
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http://charlenemartin.blogspot.com/
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Just Fall by Annica Rossi Blog Tour w/ a R&R giveaway!!

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How far would you go to save everything?

Life hadn’t dealt Lauren St. John a fair hand, yet she considered herself lucky to be living on the majestic shores of Lake Michigan running the business her parents worked their whole lives to create… Until now.

Facing the possibility of losing The Grandview Inn and her relationship with Jake Kennedy, the man she vowed to marry, “Lo” is desperate to hold on. In the middle of her anguish, the unexpected arrival of longtime guests, Tom and Mary Blackwell, seems like a welcome relief, but just when she thinks things couldn’t get any worse, she discovers they’ve brought along an unwelcome ghost from her past.

Enter the dangerously seductive Parker Blackwell, renowned poker player and notorious bad boy, with a propensity for kinky sex.

Seven summers ago, the gauntlet was thrown down from the moment Lo and Parker laid eyes on each other. Too young to realize the gravity of Their connection, their friendship grew until a series of tragic events began to unfold, and Parker mysteriously disappeared, leaving Lo heartbroken and unwilling to forgive.

Grown up now, and suddenly forced to confront their unresolved feelings and undeniably explosive sexual attraction, the situation intensifies into an enticing and comical game of “it’s your move”. But when Parker raises the stakes too high will Lo put herself on the line to save everything she’s ever known?

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Excerpt

I’m not normally attracted to bad boys, and he was the perfect
specimen, but there was an air of confidence about him that came from more
than just his stunning good looks, and it beckoned me to investigate. He
was picture perfect in every way…but as you know looks can be deceiving.

As I began to recover from my momentary brain lapse vague memories began
to surface in the back of my mind. I couldnt put my finger on it, but
there was something very familiar about those dimples…

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Review:

This book is so sweet, fun and sexy at the same time, it’s hard to tell where to start!!

First of all, the characters are fantastic and well-developed. You get to know them right from the start but they also evolve and deepen as the story progresses. Lo is a successful, independent woman who is quite content with her life. Parker is a famous poker player. Emphasis on the word player . Lo’s world shattered some years back, Parker entered panic-mode and never came back to The Grand, Lo’s home which is also an inn.
So when Lo sees him again after 7 years, why does she suddenly feel that all she’s been doing so far is settling? And why does Parker’s presence make her knees weak and lady bits go on full alert?

“As soon as I turned around, I felt the color drain from my face, and my smile quickly faded. I wanted to crawl under the nearest table, but my feet felt like they were cemented in place, and I had to remind myself to breathe. Just a few feet away stood the most intriguingly gorgeous, tall, blonde and dangerously fuckable man I had ever laid eyes on. His perfect white teeth and deep dimples were slowly revealed as an inviting smile spread across his lips, and I noticed immediately the way his mouth curled at the corners just a little. I swore I felt testosterone radiating from his very presence as even the air seemed to thicken, instantly impregnated with seduction and mischief.”

Parker makes her question everything about her life: her relationship with her fiancèe, her future and her priorities. This time around, Lo is the one who pushes away. And this is why I loved these characters’ relationship. They bicker, they air each other’s dirty rags , fight , confide, push and pull, and have REALLY hot sex. They ignite each other in more ways than one.
When Lo gets her world turned upside down once again, Parker steps up to help. Whether Lo likes it or not, she has no choice…
This is where it gets tricky…. The end is not exactly a cliffhanger but it does leave you with a WTF?! expression because you just realized the book ended when you were expecting more.
Note: The writing is well-paced, refreshing and original. It also has both main character’s POV.
Ok, so thank you for reading, I’ll just be stalking Annica Rossi to see if I can find out what happened….

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Baby Girl Series Blog Tour ~ feat. Giveaways, Author & Character Interviews and Guest Review by Susan Monti

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Baby Girl I synopsis

Erik does not believe in love and he doesn’t live in a mansion – he rides a motorcycle in a MC. He does not have an airplane. Erik is extremely confident, real, and knows what he wants. He wants a woman to submit; with no commitment for love. Erik will settle for nothing less than owning Kelli.

When these two begin to spend time together, things begin to change; personalities, interests, and the need for affection. What happens is something that must be experienced by the reader. This book is, again, not watered down. This book has tremendous depth to those that are looking to find it. It will, upon completion, allow you into the minds, hearts, and heads of people as they develop a D/s relationship. If you have always wondered about what a Dominant/submissive relationship is all about – less the airplanes, mansions, and billions, read Baby Girl. It’s real, it’s raw, and it’s got the hottest, steamiest real sex you can imagine.

 Youtube Trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqE_eLclMKU&authuser=0

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Book 2 Synopsis:

In this book, the second of three, we see the exposure of these two characters, as well as the other characters of Book I, to life…

This Book is different than Book I in that it is more of the living, and less ‘thinking’. Someone steals from the motorcycle club, and Erik begins to question loyalties, life, trust, and his exposure to people – the few he lets in his in his life.These questions leave him seeking answers. Kelli sees changes in Erik and takes advantage of her opportunity.This is what everyone wished for in Book I and did not get to read. Erik and Kelli ‘doing’, and less ‘thinking’.Prepare for a ride like no other, this book takes us on a journey through the lives of many, primarily Erik and Kelli.
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Book 2.5  Synopsis

Everyone has a past, and Erik Ead is no exception. This book is about Erik’s sexual past. Kelli and Heather have stumbled onto Erik’s diary. Erik now sits at the fireplace contemplating his past, present love for Kelli, and where his relationship with Kelli will be headed in the future. Erik’s diary has been a place for him to compile all of his information regarding sexual experiences from the beginning.

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Book 3 Synopsis:

Kelli has developed into a woman that Erik cherishes, loves, and adores. He still, however, requires that she submit sexually and completely. Erik has developed into a man that Kelli loves, respects, and wishes to please. In this last of the four book series, Kelli’s father becomes ill. Erik and Kelli each struggle with the imminent death of her father, and how to handle the loss of the only parent between them. As the book progresses, so do they. Their true colors begin to show, and they become more of what each other may not necessarily expect. What they do become is real.

My Review:

You know when there’s a book you struggle finding the right words to describe? This would be it. This series is just so much more than erotica. It’s not just sex, it’s people who grow, develop, learn, feel, need, absorb and yes, have sex. Often. And in unconventional places.
The Erik Ead we met in Baby Girl I , who was cocky, distant, untrusting, defensive, had walls around him the size of China; is now a loving, caring, giving, considerate live-in boyfriend who knows and understands Kelli’s need for being dominated.
Kelli is now more mature, stronger, and has a better understanding of herself and her place among the people she loves.
And that is just it. This book makes you think, feel and above all, understand that even when we feel less than adequate, unworthy or out-of-place, there is someone that is just right and that we all serve some purpose in others’ lives.
The ancillary characters play such a huge role in this series, especially this book. When Erik’s MC goes through turmoil, and Kelli’s dad becomes ill, each character’s distinct personality shine through. Teddy is as loving, tough and supportive as always. Gene, Kelli’s father, is an amazing father figure who without speaking much, knows the needs of each characters and gives them what they need so gracefully. Easter, he is my personal favorite for many reasons, but the one I will mention is that his selflessness and wish to remain in the background stole my heart. Heather, Kelli’s best friend, she learns her value as well and finds a special place just for her. There could not have been a better ending for a series. The concept of love is so true and perfectly explained. You can’t force love. It shouldn’t be questioned or examined. It is lived, breathed , felt. You let it consume you. Love that just is.
Everything wasn’t peachy and beautiful, there were some rough patches, but the way every character and every situation flowed together so seamlessly , every scorching hot sex scene is so full of depth make not only this particular book stand out, but the writer as well. I have read tons of books, and I think few accomplish something quite like this. If you read between the lines, this book is just MORE.

Amazon links:

http://www.amazon.com/Scott-Hildreth/e/B00EJNZICE/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scott-Hildreth/e/B00EJNZICE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3?qid=1387461705&sr=1-3
Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18373868-baby-girl

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18745182-baby-girl-book-ii—for-the-ones-we-love

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18759429-erik-ead—let-s-be-honest

Some time ago I held a giveaway for this series on this blog. Since I had already posted my reviews here, I invited the winner from this giveaway to guest review the series for this post. Susan Monti has become not only a member of the SD Hildreth Street Team ( which you can join at http://www.facebook.com/groups/sdhildrethstreetteam) , but also a friend whose opinion I value greatly. This is her review:

Baby Girl (Erik Ead Trilogy)
By Scott Hildreth

A Thanksgiving holiday giveaway hosted by Life Between Fiction chose my name as the winner for Scott Hildreth’s Baby Girl Series. I not just won 1 book but the whole trilogy. Baby Girl I, II, II.5. (book III was not out yet but got them as soon as it was out) Truth be told, I have never heard of this book. So I was very intrigued with what I won.
Baby Girl starts with Dr. Erik Ead, A psychiatrist, a motorcycle man, with tattoos and if one does not know him would think he is an arrogant man. A man who knows what he wants and does what he wants but never letting anybody close as he does not believe in love. He is a dominant in nature who wants his women to submit but makes it clear that there will be no talks of commitment.
All changed when he met Kelli, a college graduate scheduled for University at the end of summer. Kelli, who also does not believe in commitment, who uses men for sex. Who did not know that she is a natural sub.
This trilogy felt so real. So raw, you can feel the pain. Make you wonder if this is all fiction or if it’s based on a real person and real events. A lot of psycho analogies that make you question and understand the relationship between a D & S. Did I mention how HOT the sex scenes were?! Raw, hot steamy makes you squirm with delight! Give your imaginations a good workout.
This book is not just about the relationship of a couple finding love, but is also about finding oneself. It’s about trust, betrayal, silent heroes in our everyday lives, sacrifices one does to prove ones loyalty not just to family but to friends as well. It’s about a journey where we discover the true meaning of love. Love that just is.
Scott Hildreth did an amazing job, I was a little conscious of the fact that he is a male author. So I was expecting some things to be way over the top (specially the sex part which I guess did happen on book 2.5) and some under. But overall, I was not disappointed and count myself to be very lucky indeed to have been chosen to win his books. Another something for me to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day.

Interview with the book characters. ( WRITTEN BY SCOTT HILDRETH) 

Present for the interview:
Erik, Kelli, Teddy, Heather, Easter, Gene, A-Train, Shakey, and Bone.

MIRIA: Erik, what do you think people’s first impression of you is?
TEDDY: He’s a prick. (Laughs)
ERIK: (Turns to look at Teddy) Shut it, Crash. She asked me, not you.
TEDDY: See? He is a prick. (Slaps Erik’s shoulder)
ERIK: I believe that most people, upon first observing me, would indicate that I was an arrogant person. Probably unapproachable. If they actually met me, they might change that answer to describe me as confident.
TEDDY: Confident. That’s an understatement.

MIRIA: Next question. If names represented each of the member’s personality or character traits, what would they be?
TEDDY: (Points at Erik) Asshole.
ERIK: (Turns and smiles slowly) For fuck’s sake, Crash, your turn will come up. Let me answer this woman.
ERIK: (looks at Teddy) Teddy? Loyal. (Points at Bone) Bone? In charge. (Points at Jake) Little Jake? Attentive. (Looks at A-Train and shakes his head) The Train? Shit, Train is devoted. And Shakey? The Shake is observant. The Bunny? Oh, shit. Bun, well, he’s. God damn you Bunny. Bunny would have to be humble. And myself? I’d say I’m…(Rubs chin) Consistent. I’d say I’m consistent.

MIRIA: Would you let Kelli test your limits?
ERIK: Kelli tests my limits every day. (Turns to Kelli, leans and kisses her on the lips lightly)

MIRIA: In case of a fire, what three things would you grab?
ERIK: My baby girl, a shoe box from the closet, and a mason jar from the kitchen. (Kelli turns and smiles at Erik)

MIRIA: Who is the mouthiest fucker in the club?
TEDDY: That’s easy (points at Bone)
JAKE: (Points at Teddy) Crash is the mouthiest one for sure.
TEDDY: You little fucking prospect. (Shakes his finger at Jake)
A-TRAIN: This is a fucking no-brainer. Doc is the mouthiest, he’s just cordial about it.
BONE: I’d say Crash, Doc. And Jake’s patched in Crash. He hasn’t been a prospect in a year. (Turns to Teddy and smiles)
SHAKEY: (Fumbles with a cigarette)
BONE: God damn, Shake. You can’t smoke in here. (Shakes head)
BUNNY: (Slowly looks at each person and laughs softly)
ERIK: (Looks at Miria and shrugs shoulders as he shakes his head)
TEDDY: Everybody shut the fuck up. God damn, she’s trying to ask Doc a question. Let the poor man answer in peace.
MIRIA: Thank you (Nods at Teddy)
ERIK: This is a no brainer (Turns and looks at Teddy) Crash, for sure.
TEDDY: Fuck you, Doc (Laughs)

MIRIA: Finish this sentence. A woman should never….
ERIK: (Rubs his chin and looks at Kelli) A woman should never settle for a second rate man.

MIRIA: Now, for you Kelli (turns to Kelli) Would you ever push Erik’s limits during sex?
KELLI: (Turns to Erik and slowly raises her eyebrows)
ERIK: (Turns to Kelly and nods his head slowly)
TEDDY: Oh shit.
ERIK: (Turns to Teddy and shakes his head)
TEDDY: (Acts as if zipping lip)
*Silence*
KELLI: Well. (Turns and looks at Erik and then back at Miria) I uhhmm. (covers mouth with her cupped hand and leans toward Miria and whispers in a tone inaudible to the group) I think I have him figured out. I test his limits every day. Every time we have sex. He just doesn’t know it. (turns and smiles at Erik)

MIRIA: (Smiles) Will marriage change your relationship with Erik?
KELLI: (Slowly shakes head side-to-side) Not one bit.

MIRIA: (Turns to Easter Bunny) Bunny, of all of your tattoos, which one is your favorite and why?
BUNNY: (Turns right arm around to show the back of it to Miria) See that? (Points at Anchor tattoo on arm) That’s a tattoo I got to represent the life of my father. He was a Navy SEAL killed in Somalia. That tattoo is my favorite and my most important. No doubt.
GENE: (Leans toward Bunny and rubs his shoulder softly)
MIRIA: Bunny, another for you. Finish this sentence. A woman should never….
BUNNY: A woman should never give her man a reason to doubt her.

MIRIA: (Turns to Teddy) Teddy, this is for you. If you could have a superpower or be a superhero, which one would it be?
TEDDY: (Laughs) Oh, shit. Super hero. I ain’t too sure about this, let me think a minute.
A-TRAIN: I smell something burnin’.
TEDDY: Fuck you Train. (Rubs beard lightly with his hand and adjusts himself in chair toward front of seat) I think I’d be that one that flies around. Tony Stark. What’s his fuckin name?
JAKE: (Turns to Teddy) Ironman?
TEDDY: Yeah, Ironman. I’d be that fucker right there. Ironman. He can fly wherever he wants in just a minute, and take his suit off and be normal. I’d fly around and do some good shit, straighten a few motherfuckers out. Bust some shit up. Maybe fly around and just see what the world is like, then come home for dinner. Maybe I’d fly over to New Zealand and bring Heather back a Koala bear. She likes them bears, don’t ya, baby? (Turns to Heather and smiles)
HEATHER: (Smiles)

MIRIA: You and Heather seem pretty vanilla. Where’s the craziest place you’ve had sex?
TEDDY: I’d have to say in the butt, ma’am. That’d be the craziest place.
(Entire group erupts in laughter)

MIRIA: (Laughing…covers mouth and coughs. Clears throat) Okay Teddy, another. Finish this sentence. A woman should never….
TEDDY: A woman should never let a man treat her with disrespect. (Nods toward Heather)

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Did you ever think the Baby Girl series would affect as many people as it has?

Well, I suspected that it would have an effect on all that would read it. Especially, I would say, the submissive types of women – whether they were in a D/s relationship or not. The book is written in a fashion that places the reader in the scenes that are written. It’s become my style of writing. This manner of conveying the thoughts, feelings, and dialogue of the characters doesn’t leave much to the imagination of the reader.
To some, it is a boring read with minimal action. To others, the people that are interested in the subject matter, it is second to nothing. So, I guess to answer, I would have to say yes. Additionally, I believe that the series is just getting started. I suspect in a year, there will be people trying to mimic my style and manner of writing in this genre.

What made you get into the erotica genre?

Most erotica novels tell a tale. Generally, the novel captures the reader’s interest for the story, and then it’s gone.
I wanted to use erotica as a vehicle to tell all of the readers whatever my message was.
Regardless of the story, I always have an underlying message. I had hopes that the readers would be captivated by my main characters as well as my ancillary characters. Using the storyline or the characters dialogue, and making it realistic, I suspected that I could cause readers to actually think when they were done with my erotica novels.
If I could get a reader to sit and think; to ponder their life, their relationship, or their love – I believed that I would have done my job properly.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
To heal.

Lastly, how much of Erik Ead is Scott Hildreth?
I knew this would come sooner or later.
Erik Ead is me. I am him. We are one. I am confident to a degree that almost all perceive as arrogance until they know me. I do not know of one person that actually knows me that believes that I am anything but confident. I ride a motorcycle, and have since I was eighteen years old. Riding is something I would never forfeit.
I ride with a Motorcycle Club.
I am dominant.
I am understanding, kind, and considerate. I am not forgiving in the same manner that Erik is not.
In initial reviews, some people asked in their reviews, “Who talks like that?” regarding Erik’s dialogue and manner of speaking toward Kelli.
My response?
Me.
Everything that Erik has said in the book, at one point in time, came out of my mouth. The questions he asked Kelli? I asked almost every woman I have ever met.
The things that he requires of her? I require.
The things he does?  I’ve done.
It’s what makes the Baby Girl series so realistic. It’s real.

~~~~* Heather and Amy ( Snarky Bloggers) thank you for being my co-hosts for this tour. The last thing I thought could happen during this craziness was getting two awesome friends. Thank you.

Scott…. You. Thank you for letting me do this. Thank you for trusting me and for being you. You fucking rock.

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