Friday, June 29, 2012

Guest Post and Giveaway with Kallypso Masters

It's very important to me to get into the heads of my characters at the emotional level. I have a number of beta readers who provide feedback into the scenes I write. In Nobody's Perfect,Corie and her Dom, John Bacon, were very helpful in getting Savi (and Damian's) perspectives as close to realistic as possible.
John was interviewed earlier in the Blog Tour, so now it's Corie's turn.

Interview with Corie, a sub

Can you tell me about what it is like to be a Sub?

For me, being a sub is just my natural personality. I think ultimately I have always been submissive but just didn't know it.

When did you realize this was the life for you?

When did I realize? At the end of my marriage. I came across Cherise Sinclair's Masters of the Shadowlands, and my eyes went wide. I never thought I would enjoy anything like that, but I guess it is what I've been secretly wanting all along.

How did you go about finding the appropriate means once you realized what you needed? How would you suggest new subs find safe ways to practice?

I found appropriate means by emailing Cherise begging for information on finding more information. She directed me to (an online community for kinksters).

I would and do recommend all newbie's to search FetLife, make friends, go to local munches (public, informal, social gatherings of those in the kink community, usually held at a restaurant or involving food, hence the name), and most importantly ALWAYS be safe. Have a "safe call" for when you go and meet someone for the first time. What I mean, someone u can text the license plate to. Someone whom u contact throughout the meeting so you are safe. There are lots of crazies out there.

What is your point of view on sadomasochism (SM), as you know Damian in Kally's book is now a sadist and Savi is a masochist. Do you do anything with that level of pain?

I am not huge into pain but I do understand Savi's problem. I also come from an abusive background—not incest but sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. I do sometimes beg John for a good beating, with his canes and other evil devices. Sometimes it's the only way I can release my tears that have built up. (I have issues with crying.)

What is it like emotionally to be on the receiving end of a Dom's attentions.

Hmmm I love it. It is truly nothing like anything I have ever experienced before. John is so attentive to me. He always tries to make sure everything is just right. He puts me first above himself. My happiness is his happiness.

Lastly, what is your favorite part about being a Sub?

My favorite part is the love I receive from John. He truly is my rock. My wall. I can tell him anything and not feel like he will scream at me for it. He is seriously the most patient man I have ever met.

For the record, I'm not just a sub, I am a Brat (a submissive who acts out for attention) as well. I purposely poke and taunt all the Doms in the local community. I usually get poked back twice as hard by them in return but alas....... I still get what I want. Hehehe

 Nobody’s Perfect
Masters at Arms #4
Savannah Gentry, now Savi Baker, escaped the torture and degradation forced upon her by a sadistic father for eleven years and has made a safe life for herself and her daughter. When her father threatens her peace of mind—and her daughter’s safety—Savi runs to Damián Orlando for protection. Their one day together eight years earlier changed both their lives and resulted in a secret she can no longer hide. But being with Damián reawakens feelings she wants buried—and stirs up an onslaught of disturbing flashbacks that leave her shaken to the core with little hope of ever being a sexual being again.

Damián has his own dragons to fight, but has never forgotten the one perfect day he spent with Savannah in a cave at the beach. He will go to the ends of the earth to protect Savi and her daughter, but can never be the whole man she deserves after a firefight in Iraq. Besides, the trauma of war and resulting PTSD has led him to find his place as the Masters at Arms Club’s favorite sadist. Savi needs someone gentle and loving, not the broken man he has become. But he sees that the lifestyle he’s come to embrace also can help Savi regain control of her life and sexuality. How can he not help redirect her negative thoughts and actions if she needs him?

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Caressed by a Crimson Moon by Amanda J. Greene - Cover Reveal

Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.

To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire. 

Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?

Coming this Winter to online stores for your enjoyment! I can't wait to get my hands on it. If you haven't checked this series out I would if I were you. 

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Interview and Giveaway with Carolyn Rosewood

United By Books is very pleased to have Carolyn Rosewood on the blog today.....I have read and reviewed almost all your books and you have definitely become one of my favorite authors to read.

1~ Can you please share with us a little about yourself?

I’m really just a wife and mom. I work a full time job, I’ve been married to my true-life hero for almost twenty-five years, and we have a daughter in college. When I’m not writing – which is nearly all the time – I enjoy watching movies or reading. Before going to work in corporate America, I worked as a registered nurse for 18 years. I also have a BA in Psychology.

2 ~ Do you have any interesting writing quirks, or things that you must have with you to begin the writing process?

I have to do my character sketches first. Everything from their favorite color to childhood memories. I know what they look like, what their voices sound like, and what their goals are. I don’t feel ready to write them unless I get to know them first, because otherwise how will I know what they’d say or do in any given situation? I’m all about consistency of characters when I write, and in the books I read.

 3~ Can you please tell us a little about book or books?
Spanked By An Angel – book 1 of my Notorious Nephilim series, is due out from Siren on June 26th:

 Fleeing memories of her recent divorce and longing for some control over her life, Abigail takes a two-week vacation at an exclusive resort that caters to its guests’ every desire. When she becomes involved with two of the resort’s mysterious sexy owners she doubles her pleasure, but what are they hiding? 

 Zachary Neville and Emmett Fallon are Nephilim who’ve been imprisoned on Earth for 90 years, and unless they fall in love with a mortal woman, they’re destined to live out eternity indulging in their favorite vices with no permanent satisfaction.

 Zach and Emmett helped start Lilith’s Playground during Prohibition as a way to snub those who had a hand in their punishment, but each man longs for true love.

 When they meet and seduce Abigail, hope begins to build. But will she believe their story and accept them on such terms? Or will she be lost to them forever? 

4~ I have to say in your books you write some good sex do you get the inspiration for those scenes? 

I have a very fertile imagination. J Seriously, I write them in a way that turns me on, hoping they’ll have the same effect on my readers. Occasionally I cross boundaries that I wouldn’t cross in my personal life, but that feel right for my characters. Sex scenes are my favorite scenes to write. 

5~ What's in store next for your readers?

Book 2 of my Notorious Nephilim series, Seducing the Chambermaid, is set in 1936 and tells the story of the beginnings of Lilith’s Playground, the exclusive resort in Fox Lake Illinois run by twelve Nephilim. The newest chambermaid they’ve hired, Blair Lorring, is caught stealing jewelry from a guest, and Leo and Andras, two of the mysterious owners, make her work off the debt…in their beds.

Books 3 through 6 will take us into the 1940’s and 1950’s, then back to contemporary times for books 5 and 6, as the story of each sexy hero is told.

 6~ How do you describe your writing style?

I’m very into making things real in terms of research and consistency. That’s why I like to get to know my characters first. I don’t want readers thinking: “she’d never say that” or “he’d never do that.” I’m careful to write clean before I submit so my editor doesn’t have too much to do, and I’m a perfectionist, so the story has to make sense to me or I can’t write it. I don’t write for the current “hot” trends, or write something simply because others have had success in selling it. I write what I love, and what I’d love to read. My books contain definite themes that readers will notice, but that’s because I have so many stories running through my head that center around those themes.
7~ Is there anything you find particularly challenging about writing?

Yes. See #6 above! It’s challenging to stick to your guns and write what you love, not necessarily what’s “hot” right now. Sometimes you’re considered the odd ball, but one thing no one can ever call me is a hack. 
8~ Do you find it hard going between genres , since i know you write Paranormal, Erotica and contemporary?

Not at all. I don’t see them as needing to be separated. Spanked By An Angel, although set in contemporary times, is also paranormal in that both heroes are Nephilim – fallen angels. It’s also erotic as it’s a M/F/M ménage with some serious spanking, anal sex, and light bondage. 

9~ What is the hardest part of writing? What is the best part if it?

The hardest part is finding time! If I didn’t have to work a real job, I might actually have time to write all those stories in my head. The best part is creating characters and having them tell me their story. It’s an amazing experience. Most days I feel as if I’m merely taking dictation from them. They’re creating the story, not me.

10~ What are 3 things that never fail to make you smile?

My daughter’s beautiful face, chocolate, and a feel-good movie.
11~ What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
  Read. J And watch movies, and hang out with my hubby.
12~ What inspired you to start writing? And how do you come up with your stories?

I’ve been writing since I was eight years old, banging away on my mother’s manual typewriter, well before I actually learned to type. I’d write stories mostly about animals, and I’d make all kinds of spelling and grammar mistakes. The typewriter was eventually replaced with a large notebook full of hand-written stories that I carried around all through junior high and high school. Only my three closest friends ever read the stories. They were mostly on sci-fi and ghost stories, along with ventures into teenage angst.

I read my first romance novel at age 19 – Sweet Savage Love, by Rosemary Rogers, and I was hooked. I knew then that’s what I wanted to write. My stories spring from anything and everything. A building, a photo, a verse from a song, or even something as innocuous as the way the light falls across a sidewalk. The characters start talking in my head, and off it goes.
13~ How would you describe yourself in three words?

Intense, driven, loyal
14~ Who would you pick between Thor, Ironman , and Captain America?
I have to pick just one?
15~ Is there anything special you would to say to your readers while we have you here today?
Thank you so much for having me here today! I hope my readers will check out the Notorious Nephilim series from Siren. I promise you sexy alpha heroes – two in each book – sassy heroines, and lots of hot sex. Oh, and there’s a story behind it all as well.


Carolyn has graciously offered up an ecopy of Spanked by an Angel to one lucky winner. Just fill out the rafflecopter below to be entered

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Winner of Alice Gaines Interview and Giveaway

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Big congrats to Yvette Ganoe for winning the eBook of Heat Rises. I will be emailing you shortly. If you see this before I do go ahead and send a email to Lindseyhutchison605 (at) gmail (dot) com. I just need to confirm your email to forward on. 

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Winner of Felicity Heaton Masquerade Blog Tour Guest Post and Giveaway

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Big congrats to Erica Etelleranna for winning Winters Kiss and swag. I will be emailing you shortly. If you see this before I do go ahead and send a email to Lindseyhutchison605 (at) gmail (dot) com. 
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Road To Hell Blog Tour - Exclusive Elias Excerpt

Welcome to your stop into Hell....but one you will enjoy along the way and crave to return to! Being a Hellhound you hold your head up with pride and back up your family of hellhounds. So I was honored to be a part of The Road to Hell Blog Tour to show my love for Gracen and these amazing books. A great big thanks  Tsk Tsk What To Read for hosting  The Road To Hell Tour!

 Madison's Life Lessons (The Road to Hell Series - prequel)

Fate can mark one early for a particular future.

Madison Wescott’s life is Hell on earth. Her father, a Baptist Preacher, convinces her she’s morally corrupt when men notice her blooming beauty. She strives to be unnoticeable, but nothing satisfies her condemning parents.

And sometimes fate has nothing to do with one’s potential.

Temptation rears its head when Micah Dominus visits her father’s church on Christmas morning, but she is unprepared for her physical reaction to him. Frightened by her own emotions, she is grateful she’ll never see him again. But when he shows up again at a friend’s funeral, and at other times in her life, she’s swayed by his charisma. Micah becomes her white knight through the good and bad, but can they create the perfect life together? Or has she just located the beginning of the Road to Hell?

Supernatural forces more powerful than fate can claim one’s destiny…

Pandora's Box (The Road to Hell #1) 

Where does the road to Hell begin?

What happens when your son turns homicidal overnight and your husband disappears on his way to work? Do you cower in fear or fight for your life? Madison Wescott fights against the odds. Distrustful of a God she doesn’t believe in, she finds herself face-to-face with a world she didn’t know existed and discovers her own soul is darkened with demonic connections.

With good intentions? Or by demonic design?

Phoenix Birmingham bursts into Madison’s life in a whirlwind of sarcasm and sexual appeal. A hero for the masses—and for her jaded heart—but few will ever know the sacrifices he has made or the sacrifices to come. Discovering her entire life has been influenced by multifaceted paranormal beings, Madison is determined to defeat the apocalyptic blueprint fate has decreed, but only one man dares to challenge the supernatural forces manipulating them. Even with Phoenix’s aid, can destiny be denied? Or will demonic design prevail while they pay the crucial price with their souls?

In a small, sleepy Alabama town the battle for mankind’s liberty has begun...

  Hell's Phoenix (The Road To Hell #2)
 Hell’s become more than just a playground for the wicked…

Going to Hell was supposed to save Madison, but knowing she’s dead because of his failure leaves Nix with only one thing to live for. Revenge. With Micah’s help he learns to use his Messianic power. Anything for Mads has become his mantra, even if it means killing innocents to gather the power he needs to succeed. A tsunami he unleashes on a Gulf Coast city is stopped with magical interference, and Nix is more than surprised to feel Madison in the opposing magic. Can he and Micah set a trap to lure her out?

Pandora’s Box…once you open it, there’s no turning back!

Madison has done the unthinkable, opened Pandora’s Box to save Nix from Hell. And failed. She’s willing to risk her own life to rescue Nix, but she worries about the welfare of her accomplice in the mission and leaving her son behind. Following up on a lead, she’s ambushed by Nix and Micah. Shocked and hurt to discover Nix has become a willing participant of Hell, she’s more certain than ever she won’t escape the demonic fate her husband outlined for her. While in Hell, she discovers denying the emergence of her succubus is futile, which means getting Nix out of Hell after embracing her inner demon just became a very real dilemma…

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Madison's Life Lessons :
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"Genesis Queen"
Book 3 in ROAD TO HELL series

Exclusive Genesis Queen Excerpt (unedited content):
Elias located Madison in what he’d call the study. Cleaning weapons. The slow, meticulous movements indicated self-control, which irritated him. As always, Elias just wanted to rumple her self-righteousness.
Madison looked up from the pistol she oiled. “You got something to say or are you planning to take notes?”
“Bullets won’t kill any demon.” He sauntered into the room, noting the furniture pushed to the walls.
“Thank you, Sherlock Holmes.” She threw a bullet at him.
He caught it. After a scant inspection, he tipped her a confused expression.
“Minor details aren’t your thing, huh?” He frowned and she went back to stroking the cloth along the metal. “Pay attention to the tip.”
Etched into the slug was her sigil. This mortal spawn continued to impress him. It wouldn’t do to let her know that, though, so he said dryly, “Inventive.”
“They’re only used if I don’t feel like wasting my breath to send them back to Hell.” She set the weapon aside and watched him.
“Yeah, I’ve met up with a few”—more than a few to be honest—“that you commanded back.”
She’d used her royal command too freely. Not that anyone asked his opinion.
“What do you want, Elias?”
She sounded tired as she ran her fingers over her brow.
“Maybe I simply want to talk.”
“You don’t chat.” She watched him like he was a marauder who planned to conquer her territory. Who knew, with Madison anything was possible. “Never have. You bait me, talk down to me and issue snide comments. So, I repeat, what do you want?”
Yeah, he committed all those offenses against her. Too bad she didn’t fear him instead of just dislike him. He could work with fear. “We’ve resolved our issue withZennyo Ryuo.”
That made him stutter. He thought she’d be pleased they’d pushed aside their differences. “We will move beyond our hatred of him.”
“I don’t care.” Tight little lines extended from her eyes in a heavy frown. “Got to be the weirdest conversation with you ever.”
“I didn’t come to fight with you. I’m here to help save your scrawny, ungrateful ass.”
A scant smile hit her lips. It didn’t reach her eyes. “That’s more like it, Elias, but I sense you can do better.”
“You rub me the wrong way.”
“I’d enjoy getting in your personal space just to make you uncomfortable, while making sexual innuendos about guns and cocks…I will refrain.” He crossed his arms over his chest and stared down his nose at her. Micah’s fucking princess was a pain in his ass. Yet, he’d do anything he could to save her pretentious ass.
Madison angled her head, studying him with narrowed eyes. “Why do you enjoy making me uncomfortable?”
“You don’t adore my brother the way he does you.”
A long pause, as she collected a blade and a whetstone off the coffee table. She pointed at the door with the knife. “Get out.”
“Honesty makes you uncomfortable, too.” He whistled. “Even more uptight than I realized. We’ll need to work on that now that you’re Hell’s Genesis Queen.”
Mutiny flashed in her eyes to the perfect shade of Lynx pink. Madison flung the blade as she leapt to her feet. He could’ve dodged it, but instead he took the steel to the shoulder.
“That only stings.” Fingers curled around the handle, he gripped the hilt and yanked. “If you want me dead, you’ll have to be a little more imaginative.”
“If I wanted you dead, I would suck your seraph out of you like I did earlier.”

Hellhound Mama's Bio:

Gracen Miller is a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a "normal" person in southern society. When not writing, she's a full-time football/basketball/guitar mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband. She's addicted to writing, paranormal romance novels and movies, Alabama football and coffee…addictions are not necessarily in order of priority. She is convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and blending coffee and writing together generates the perfect creative merger. Many of her creative worlds are spawned from coffee highs. To learn more about Gracen or to leave her a comment, visit her website at  

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Here is a list of the prizes:

autographed copies of Madison's Life Lessons & Pandora's Box
Road to Hell t-shirt
Road to Hell swag
Road to Hell bracelet and bookmark (made by Sezzy Sparkles)

2nd prize:
Road to Hell t-shirt
Road to Hell swag
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3rd prize:
Road to Hell swag
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Gracen's Prize Pack

Hell's Phoenix T-shirt (L or XL)
Road to Hell series baseball cap
Road to Hell series Window Cling
Gracen Miller's Hellhound pin
Gracen Miller pen
Gracen Miller's Hellhound Rubber Bracelet
Skull Ring (in your size and your choice of colored skull to be arranged 
between you and Gracen)

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Please visit the following blogs and see interviews with Gracen, character interviews, reviews, and excerpts from the books...

June 12  Bitten by Love Book Reviews
June 13 Paranormal Reads 
June 14 Secret Sanctuary of Books 
June 15 Forbidden Book Reviews  
June 16 Kristina's Books and More 
June 17 One More Chapter  
June 18 Starry Night Book Reviews  
June 19 Delphina Reads Too Much   
June 20 Terri's Book Addiction 
June 21 Mad Sheep Reading  
June 22 Paranormal Book Club   
June 23 Intoxicated By Books    
June 24 United by Books  
June 25 The Cover by Brittany  
June 26 TSK TSK What to Read