Hi, Julie, I am thrilled to be here with you on Julie's Book Review--especially considering we have the same first name. I am also thrilled to be giving away 5 autographed paperback copy(ies) of my first book, Loving Sarah, a Siren M/f/M Menage Amour, BDSM collection, with a Heat Rating of Sextreme.
Why don't you tell us a little bit about yourself.
Why don't you tell us a little bit about yourself.
For nearly thirty years I was a children's librarian, professional storyteller, and puppeteer. Now I am an author of erotic, BDSM romance novels--just your basic career arc. I've been writing since I was old enough to read. For two years I wrote all the original material for Kidstuff, a monthly language arts newsletter for early childhood educators. Kidstuff won the prestigious EDPRESS Award, given by the Educational Press Association of America, for the best educational newsletter of 1982. I love ballet, anything Medieval, laughing, reading and writing. And lots of other stuff.
Tell us about your newest release.
My newest release is Owning Sarah, the sequel to Loving Sarah. It is a Siren M/f/M, M/M/f menage, BDSM Collection, with a Heat Rating of Sextreme. It will be released on September 25 and will be available at www.sirenpublishing.com. Be sure to check the site early for pre-order information and information on discounts.
Owning Sarah, back cover blurb
It’s been a month since Sarah Marshall was kidnapped and held at knife-point by her ex-fiance. But Jesse Colter and Adam Sinclair, her two loving Doms, know that there is an even deadlier threat still out there—Ryder Malone.
He blames both Sarah and Jesse for sending him to prison eight years ago for attempted rape, and he’s determined to make them pay. So, he begins a systematic campaign of terror and intimidation against them. But the danger he poses doesn’t end there.
Set against the deepening love and commitment between Sarah, Jesse, and Adam, Owning Sarah is more than just a sexy, sensual, BDSM love story. It is a harrowing race against time for Jesse, Adam, and a team of former SEALs to stop one of the biggest arms-for-drugs deals in U.S. history. And to rescue Sarah before Malone sells her to a human trafficker and she’s lost to her men forever. I had a blast writing it.
What can we expect from my stories--action, drama, romance, sex, blood and guts?
What can you expect from my stories? All of the above--action, drama, sex, romance, sex, intrigue, sex, blood and guts. Did I mention the sex? It is an erotic romance, after all. With two very dominant heroes.
Do you have a favorite character in your stories? Who and Why?
My favorite character would have to be Jesse Colter, who originally started out as the only hero. His name just came to me out of the blue around five years ago, and I found myself wondering what a man named Jesse Colter would look like, sound like, be like. The more he took shape in my mind, the more in love with him I fell, and I knew I just had to write his and Sarah's story. Little did I realize at the time that it would become his and Sarah's and Adam's story. But I got over it.
Who is your least favorite character and why?
My least favorite character would have to be (aside from the main villain who shows up in all his evil glory in the upcoming book) would have to be Sarah's abusive former fiance, Phillip Nugent, who was the surprise villain in the first book. He's prissy, lazy, controlling, weak, greedy, and a bully. Otherwise, he's an all-around stellar guy.
Give us an interesting fun fact about yourself or your stories.
One interesting fun fact about my books is that I think anyone who reads them will be surprised to discover that I'm 70 years old. I don't think I write like a 70-year-old. After all, 70 is the new 55.
Have there been any other authors who have inspired your work or helped you out with your stories?
Yes, there is one author in particular who has inspired me. Her name is Mayabanksloraleighbethkerylisamariericeshaylablacklexiblakesophieoaklaurendaneheatherrainierannemariemckennacheyennemaccraydianehuntersarahmccarty. And that's just her first name.
What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
If readers enjoy my books I can only hope they tell all their friends about them. Word of mouth is one of the best ways for people to find good books.
Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?
Just keep plugging away.
Can you remember one of the first things you wrote? What makes it memorable?
Yes, it was a play called Fairies in the Garden, which featured a mix of ballet, music, dialogue and general prancing around waving wands. I was around nine, my sister was four. We presented it for our parents, who were enthralled, to say the least.
Where do you gather most of the inspiration for your works?
Everywhere. Everything I've ever seen, everything I've ever heard, everything I've ever read, everything I've ever done.
Do you have any other interesting hobbies, pets or stories you would like to share?
I love to make jewelry and Christmas ornaments, I love ballet, anything medieval, classical, folk, and light rock music, and my cross-eyed lilac point Siamese cat, Lou. I also love to read, write, and travel.
Favorite places to travel or visit?
And now, before you go, how about a snippet from your book that is meant to intrigue and tantalize us:( Include links to were we can find your work)
I would be delighted. Here is the first excerpt anywhere from Owning Sarah.
She awoke to slabs of sunlight falling across the chocolate-brown, satin-striped comforter that had been thrown over her. She was lying on her left side. Adam was behind her, cradling her buttocks against his groin, his arm tight around her, one hand cupping her breast possessively. His erect penis nestled against her lower spine.
Adam sensed her transition into wakefulness. “Hey, sweet pea. Have a nice sleep?”
“So it would seem.” Her body tightened in a condensed stretch. “Where’s Jesse?”
“Still at the hospital. Ogre just woke up, so Jesse’s questioning him.”
She snuggled her butt tighter against him. He was as naked as she was. And completely, totally aroused. His cock was like a baseball bat pressed into the crease of her ass.
He kissed the soft, warm skin of her neck. It felt like liquid satin against his lips. “Christ, sweet pea, you’re so soft. Softer than whipped cream. And you smell so sweet.” He lifted his hand from her breast and clenched it in the shiny brown mass of her hair, pulling it to his face and inhaling deeply. “So fucking sweet.”
She turned around in his embrace until she was facing him. He pulled her against him and she could feel his rock-hard cock pulsing and straining against her belly. Cradling the side of her face, fingers still tangled in the silken strands of her hair, he claimed her mouth in a deep, drugging kiss. A kiss that stole the breath from her lungs and sent fire raging throughout her system.
When he released her, she was shaking with a need so powerful she feared it would destroy her. He opened his eyes and devoured her with his hungry gaze.
“How soon will Jesse be back?” she asked, not daring to breathe.
“Not for hours.” He ducked his head to kiss her nose. “He’s giving us this time, love. Time for us to be alone. Just the two of us. So, let’s not be Master and sub for a while. Let’s just be Adam and Sarah.”
“Fine,” she said cheekily. “As long as I get to be Sarah.”
He laughed. “You can be anybody you want. As long as you’re mine.”
“I am yours, Adam. You own me. You and Jesse.” She arched hard against him, feeling his erection thickening and growing between them. Her hand reached up to trace his aquiline nose, noticing for the first time, the tiny, indented scar nearly hidden by his eyebrow. She touched it gently. “Stray bullet?”
Her hand stilled. “Afghanistan?”
“Millard Fillmore Elementary School. Third grade.”
She laughed, her gaze following her questing fingers as they traveled across his golden blond eyebrows, down the smooth slope of his cheek. Then her fingers flattened and curved around his neck and up to follow the perfect shape of his head, stroking his curls, shining like gold in the slanting sunlight, warm and soft to her touch.
When she’d completed the circuit, she lifted her gaze to his. They stared into each other’s eyes, feeling rather than seeing each other’s skin flush dark with arousal. Hearing rather than seeing the sudden labored quality of their breathing. Without moving, without speaking, they both knew what was coming next.
“Are you going to fuck me, Adam?” she asked quietly.
He shook his head. “No, angel. I’m going to make love to you.”
She closed her eyes. A shivery little moan of anticipation left her throat.
He took her mouth again, thrusting his tongue into her moist, warm cavern, savoring the sweetness of her honey. He drank from her like a parched man drinks from a cool mountain spring in a desperate effort to slake his thirst. A thirst he knew could never be slaked.
No matter how many times he took her, no matter how many times they made love, it would never be enough. His need for her was a vast and endless yearning that could never be satisfied. Not even in a million years of loving. She was his life. His light. His joy. She was the very air that he breathed. Without her his soul would wither and die. “I love you, Sarah. More than I’ll ever be able to tell you in a million lifetimes.” The words were ripped from his heart. “You’ve given me something so precious, I would die if it were ever taken from me. Something I’ve never had before.”
At her questioning look, he speared his fingers through her hair, cradling the side of her face in his large hand. “You, angel. You’ve given me you. And with that one gift, you’ve given me everything a man could ever want—love. Happiness. A haven…a home.” Then his mouth was on hers in a crushing kiss that awoke every nerve ending in her body.
She responded by pressing against him, tiny little mewls of pleasure issuing from her throat as she returned each stroking jab of his tongue with one of her own. They were still kissing when he rolled her onto her back, covering her breast once more, rubbing his palm abrasively over the hard nub of her nipple. Her mewling cries turned into outright moans as pleasure slashed through her.
He lifted his head to look down at her. His gaze was hard. Hot. Hungry. “Are you ready for me, sweet pea? Are you wet and dripping for me?”
“Y-yes.” She was wet, dripping all down the insides of her thighs onto the sheet.
“Is your body aching to join with mine? Aching for my possession?” His eyes were glittering with white-hot arousal.
“Y-yes.” It was a low moan, swallowed, as she sucked in her breath. Her belly clenched, hot cream was pouring from her in a tide. When she finally found her voice, she didn’t recognize it as her own. “Yes, my darling. I am ready for you. Aching for you.”
“Spread your legs, Sarah mine,” he ordered. His voice was harsh, but not with anger. With need. Hot, destructive need. Need that flamed in the blue depths of his eyes as they looked at her. Devoured her. Incinerated her.
Owning Sarah will be available on September 25 at www.sirenpublishing.com. Check the site beforehand for pre-order information and availability of discounts.
Loving Sarah, the first of this two-book series, is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Siren-Bookstrand, Kobobooks, Sony, and Googleplay.
Thank you so much, Julie, for having me as your guest today. I've had a great time.
We all here want to wish you great success and hopefully we have gotten you a few new readers!