Thursday, August 22, 2013

Handcuffed By Her Hero Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Between a rock and a hard place.
To Sergeant Zeke Hayes, the expression has always been a non-factor. There's never been a situation he can't blast, punch, or smart-ass his way out of, which makes him the perfect fit for his Special Forces battalion--and a natural-born Dominant who's made a lot of submissives happy from Mt. Rainier to Vancouver.
That all changes when Rayna Chestain enters his world.
A rock.
From the moment Z snatches Rayna from the lair of a South Asian slave trafficker, his inner grizzly roars to life. This is a huge damn problem, because Z isn't wired to be a one-woman man. Growing up an orphan on the streets of Seattle has taught him that beyond a few hours in a dungeon, trust means disappointment and love leads to agony. But here he is, in the remote wilderness escape he'd promised not to share with anyone, harboring Rayna from a fiend who now wants his pound of revenge flesh from her.
A hard place.
Sheltering Rayna? Z's never done anything more right in his life. But wanting her? Dreaming of her beneath him, surrendering to his passion and domination? It's the most forbidden fruit he can crave...and the only thing he can't stop thinking about.
A new beginning?
This is a dead-end canyon that no rifle, bomb or sweet talk will let Zeke escape from. The only way out is to confront the reality of what Rayna has done to him...the mountain she's moved in his intractable heart.

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All 1.    What is your favorite kink in BDSM stories?  It really depends on the story, and the two characters involved in it. Your kink is as individual as you are as a person. I love reading just about ANYTHING, as long as it’s handled with love and care. The better way to answer that might be to say what I absolutely will NOT read, and that’s scat play (body excrements), bestiality, pedophilia and anything that violates human rights.

2.    Heels or flats? Heels, honey! Absolutely heels! Though as a mom, I often find I gotta put up with flats for the sake of practicality.

3.    Flogger or paddle? Mmmmmm…flogger. Yesss…..

4.    What is the toughest scene you have ever written?  There’s a scene in the first W.I.L.D. Boys book, “Saved By His Submissive,” where Garrett Hawkins almost strays outside his relationship with Sage in order to “make his mind right.” He doesn’t go through with it, realizing that he’s going to be messed up whether he does this or not, but he feels like crap about himself before and during the move.

I agonized about writing that scene, and even wrote half a scene in which he tried to “reason his way” through this dilemma by having a talk with his best friend Zeke—but hard as I tried, Garrett kept sitting there at my side saying, “Angel, I am effed up at this point in the story. Talking to Zeke is NOT going to show these readers just how screwed up I really am.” Finally, I knew I had to honor him by telling the story the way he needed it told. In the end, I knew that it made his healing process with Sage that much more powerful and emotional—but it was hard to write. I agonized for him through every sentence of it. He was hurting so bad, and was so confused…I kept just wanting someone in the story to pull him into their arms and hug him!

5. When you read erotica, what are some of your pet peeves?  Whiny, petulant heroines. Sex for the sake of sex, without advancing the plot or showing new revelations about the characters. And motivations that don’t make sense for the characters! Seriously, I don’t care if they’re doing it on a trapeze over Times Square; just make sure it’s well motivated!

Lots of people have been begging for snippets from "Handcuffed By Her Hero", and I certainly don't want to disappoint. Here's a favorite little interplay of mine from the book, featuring Zeke with his best friend, Garrett, preparing for Garrett's upcoming wedding...
Z needed a beer. Or twelve. Actually, he needed it an hour ago—at the moment he’d forced his legs to walk from those woods, away from Rayna. But hell, he really needed them now. After nine slices of wedding cake, he was fucking ready.
 Only now, there was a hefty line at the dry cleaning shop.
After he growled for the fifth time, Garrett backhanded him in the chest. “Chill, assface.What is your goddamn problem?”
“Oh, I dunno,” he drawled. “Maybe I’ve got Diabetes now. Seriously, Hawk. Eight different flavors? What the hell is lavender buttercream? Apple tiramisu? Cake is chocolate, man. Frosting is white. The roses are yellow, and—”
 “The roses are goldenrod, you cretin. They have to match the napkins.”
He would’ve laughed, but his shock eclipsed even that. “You are beyond pussy-whipped. I can’t even figure it out. What’s the term for what you are?”
“In love.”
He fell into silence. He wasn’t arguing with that one. Hell, he didn’t want to. “Well played, fucker,” he muttered, grinning at the look of total serenity on Garrett’s face. “Well played.”ce eBooks

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  1. Haha, great snippet, I can't wait to meet Zeke & Rayna. I agree with you about wanting a strong heroin, they make the hero and the book so much better. Thanks for the post!

  2. Love the brotherhood between Zeke & Garrett

  3. Thanks for the shout-out! Hope you enjoy the book!

  4. I loved the Q&A! I so need this book!

  5. Great post.
    Thanks for hosting !

  6. Great snippet. This is a book I can definitely get into. Thanks.

  7. Great snippet, and interesting insight into your writing process! I think stories where the characters take charge and insist upon certain courses of action are often the best.


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