The Colorado Romance Writers' blog hop continues...with my good friend Lia Slater. Welcome, Lia!
Thanks for having me on your blog, BJ!
Thanks for having me on your blog, BJ!
Since I’m a participant in the Mystic Month of May blog hop, I wanted to somehow associate my writings with either mysticism or the month of May. So I thought it over. Yes, my Were Legends Series is about the paranormal—werewolves and vamps—but would I describe the tone as mystic? Maybe. The stories do contain magical elements with witches and spells that make my characters do naughty things.
Certainly there’s nothing mystic about Stripped Defenseless, an erotic romantic suspense where my heroine is held captive by her tempting hero. Or “Off Limits,” a spicy contemporary romp. And I can’t say they’re set in the month of May.
So where does that leave me?
In my research I learned that May is National Egg Month and National Salad Month. I dug a little farther and discovered that it’s also National Barbecue and Hamburger Month. And although this info makes my stomach growl, it doesn’t have anything to do with what I write.
Oh, wait! Did you know tomorrow, May 25th, is Towel Day? Now we’re talking. My hero in Stripped Defenseless, Kade, looks great in a towel. But—sigh—Towel Day really has nothing to do with wet hot heroes. This day is a tribute to Douglas Adams, the author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Fans carry towels to demonstrate their love for the author and his books. Which is very cool but...
Okay, enough research. How about an excerpt from WereSlave instead?
As the Queen of Paqualette, Nayla is forbidden to have a husband or a human lover. Her life is a lonely and disciplined existence, so when she’s given the opportunity to choose a Were from her dungeon as her sex slave, she takes a chance. Werewolves, she knows, are nothing but senseless monsters, but after the one she selects to be her WereSlave turns out to be more of a man than she’s ever known, she must question her beliefs.
As the alpha leader, Mace is responsible for his pack. He’ll do anything to keep them alive, even give into the Queen’s sexual demands. But not unless he’s in control. Turning his enticing captor into the submissive is the only way to show her he’s more man than she realizes. Falling in love is out of the question, but so is leaving her behind.
His gorgeous lips turned up to a smirk as he grabbed her upper arms and lifted her to his body to press her against his chest. The useless chains had so much slack there wasn’t much of a point to them. Not here on this bed.
The danger of it thrilled her. God, what was wrong with her? She didn’t know. This was insane. He was an animal and could kill her with his bare hands. Yet, the possibility that unbound pleasure was near forced her to silence.
He lowered his mouth to her neck, just below her jaw, and kissed her ever so softly before whispering, “Now you’re at my mercy, my Queen.”
She gulped down the fear rising inside her throat as he used the torn dress as a tool to confine her arms behind her back, twisting the cloth with her arms still tight in their sleeves.
“Wait.” Her mind blurred and her body hummed. This wasn’t what she had planned. To be controlled? To lose her power?
“Why should I wait?” His voice was deep and sensual, soothing her.
“I…I don’t know. I’m not sure I want to be tied.”
With gentleness unbecoming a monster, he turned her onto her stomach. Her entire body shook with need as he propped up her bottom and nudged himself between her thighs.
“You want to play slave and master?” His deep voice seemed a mile away as he ground out the words.
“Then I will be the master.”
Just a note: WereSlave will be available for free from online stores for two weeks starting May 28th, 2012, so keep an eye out!
I’m also giving away one of my eBooks to a commenter so please leave your email and what you’d like to read.
Were Legends Series:
Were Fever (a short story)
Stripped Defenseless - an erotic romantic suspense
Off Limits - a contemporary short story
Enjoy the rest of the Mystic Month of May!