Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Interview with Daisy Banks, Author of A Perfect Match

Daisy Banks
A Perfect Match
Futuristic Romance with a touch of sci-fi

Book Description:
Daisy Banks whisks you into a futuristic world, where you might fight for water, or offer up your freedom and become a slave for the promise of enough to drink.

Passion and politics ripple through A Perfect Match where the enmity between the government leader, Lord Chardel and Commander Varon, head of the Astan water acquirement fleet, is at flashpoint. The enforced marriage of Anwell Nastor, a young Temple adept, to Commander Varon, not only breaks Astan religious rules, but could break untried hearts. This cruel ploy meant to silence Varon’s opposition to current circumstances in the city-state brings unexpected results. Through careful manipulation of the news links, Varon and his bride become the city’s most adored couple, but danger shadows their steps.

Join Anwell and Varon as they discover the power of A Perfect Match on their perilous journey in a world full of dangers and political intrigue.


Q: Do you have a favorite quote or line from A Perfect Match? If so, please share.
A: Her icy fingers locked together and shook, along with the rest of her. “What if I don’t breed?”
“We’d better see you do.”

Q: Name one thing the hero and heroine of A Perfect Match can’t live without.
A: Water; this is the key to one of the dilemmas they face in their world. They have very little water on the planet. Varon, the hero, is skilled water diviner and he sees the city is supplied with water.

Q: Are there any specific words or phrases you aren't comfortable using in your stories (especially in sex scenes)? Word or phrase that makes you say “ick”?
A: I don’t like the c word for female genitalia. I don’t find it at all sexy. D.H. Lawrence didn’t make me like it in Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and it’s not a word anyone else has convinced me is sensually pleasing. I know some people think it’s a must for erotic pieces but I prefer to write without using it. Saying that, I don’t like the purple prose type things such as, vale of delight or euphemisms like that. Another word that makes me go ‘ick’ is globes as reference to breasts. I always think of the antique type of world globes and it ruins the moment by making me laugh. My last pet hate in sex scenes is bucking, oh my goodness, the images that brings to mind are hysterical.

Q: Convince readers to buy A Perfect Match in 25 words or less.
A: An ex-nun and a control freak forced to marry in a world full of dangers. How can you resist?

Q: What’s one of your biggest fears?
A: This isn’t an easy question to answer. I think the fear of something bad happening to a member of my family has to top the list. Having once experienced that trauma, I never want to live through something like that again.

Another fear of mine is spiders. This is an unpleasant phobia I have had since I was a very small child. I lived in an 18th century cottage for a while and there were many spiders of colossal size. Since all the exposure to them while I lived there, I’ve improved and I can be in a room with a small spider without freaking. However, if the spider is a big one I have to find someone to remove it. 

The level of fear is high and the symptoms unpleasant. I can’t walk by a big spider, or be close to them and I think I’d pass out if I had to touch one. I don’t want them killed just put outside. Once when I was at the cottage a massive spider had decided it would sit half way up the stairs, thus preventing me going up there.

I stopped a man who happened to pass by the house that day and asked him to come in to get rid of a spider for me. I did make sure he wasn’t scared of them first.  I think he thought I was a little odd but he put the spider outside any way.

I can guarantee that if there is a spider no one else has noticed in a room, I will see it. I have been known to scream and run at the sight of one. There were so many of them at the cottage, I tried the Conker method of keeping the spiders at bay and it did seem to work. You have to put a Conker, a Horse Chestnut nut, in each corner of the room and the smell of them should keep spiders away. I do think I saw fewer of them that year. Where I live now the spiders are very small and spindly and not so scary.

Jocelyn's Note: Ew! Spiders! That is also one of my fears. The damn things are just so creepy!

Fun Stuff

Q: Tattoos. Hot or not? And do you have any?
A: I don’t have any tattoos, but I do like body art. I like the Celtic style patterns some people have and I love the Maori style patterns.
Q: Wine, Beer or Liquor?
A: I enjoy red wine. Sometimes I drink Guinness, as it is full of iron and good for you.
Q: Dogs, cats or other?
A: I am allergic to feathers, fur and fluff. If I am in close contact with any of those things my eyelids swell up, my eyes run and I sneeze constantly. It is rotten not being able to have a cute pet. I did have a goldfish for a long time, he was quite sweet.
Q: Kindle, Nook, Paper? Other?
A: Kindle and paper. I like audio books too. I listen to them in the car sometimes when I am driving.
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: I don’t know, but I do remember a day when three chickens brought the traffic in Bridgnorth to a standstill. They must have escaped from their run and they spent about half an hour dodging back and forth across the road. It was quite amusing to watch and people were very kind because none of the drivers squished them. Someone finally herded them up and took them out of the way.

About Daisy Banks:
Daisy Banks writes sensual and spicy romance in the Historical, Paranormal and Fantasy genres. An obsessive writer Daisy is passionate about her stories. Her focus is to offer the best tale she can to readers. Daisy is married, with two grown up sons. She lives with her husband in a converted chapel in Shropshire, England. Antiques and collecting entertain Daisy when she isn’t writing.

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Twitter @DaisyBanks16

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Brought to His Knees Boxed set: 11 Romances, 11 Authors

Make Me Surrender – included novella by Tina Donahue
99¢ for a limited time
11 NEW romances by today’s hottest romance authors
AVAILABLE: August 19 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Interview with Penelope Merrin, Author of Waking the Beast

Waking the Beast
Penelope Merrin
Fantasy/Fairy Tale retelling

When lusty Melina gets caught spying on guests, her innkeeper father sends her off to work for the Beast. Instead of the monster she expects, Melina discovers a hulking, misshapen but incredibly sexy man. Curiosity consumes her—is every part of him oversized?

Rowland doesn’t know how to handle Melina. He can’t believe she could ever desire him. He is no match for her relentless seduction. They enjoy a few weeks of sensual bliss before Melina’s father visits unexpectedly and catches them in the act, causing them to flee.

Driven from his home with Melina by his side, Rowland finally has the courage to explore the woods for wild magic to reverse his curse. But magic doesn’t conform to even the best laid plans. 


Q: Do you have a favorite quote or line from WAKING THE BEAST? If so, please share.
A: There’s a scene where my hero tries to backpedal after losing control, telling my heroine “We need to talk.” Through his locked bedroom door, she says “I want to do much more than merely talk to you. If you don’t open the door, I will take off all my clothing again.”

Q: Name one thing the hero and heroine of WAKING THE BEAST can’t live without.
A: My heroine, Melina, can’t live without some sense of excitement, adventure or magic in her life. When the story begins she seems doomed to a mundane life, but luckily her circumstances change. My hero, Rowland, starts out very preoccupied with being noble and correct. Melina has to work very hard to break through lots of barriers with him, not just his beastly curse. Luckily she’s very tenacious.

Q: Are there any specific words or phrases you aren't comfortable using in your stories (especially in sex scenes)? Word or phrase that makes you say “ick”?
A: C**t. It’s just such a charged, negative word to me.

Q: Convince readers to buy WAKING THE BEAST in 25 words or less.
A: It’s a fairy tale retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” with a big, sexy twist.

Q: What’s one of your biggest fears?
A: My dogs dying. They’re getting old so I try to make every day count.

Jocelyn's Note: Oh geez. Me too. :-/

Fun Stuff

Q: Tattoos. Hot or not? And do you have any?
A: Good ones can be hot, for sure. I don’t have any.

Q: Wine, Beer or Liquor?
A: I love whisky and bourbon. But I get crazy hangover headaches, so I don’t drink much.

Q: Dogs, cats or other?
A: I love all animals except cockroaches! Dogs, cats, birds and rabbits are my favorites.

Q: Kindle, Nook, Paper? Other?
A: I am reading more books on my phone now, using the Kindle app. I like the convenience. But I still like paper the best.

Penelope started writing when she was nine and hasn’t stopped since. She lives with her husband and dogs in an apartment stuffed to the gills with books.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fall into Love @ The Romance Reviews - Prizes

Be sure to join the party at TRR!

There are more than 100 authors participating and there will be more than 100 prizes!

It's a lot of fun so be sure to drop by and play!


Monday, August 11, 2014

Mutt or Meow Monday with Bobby, Ashley Ladd's Meow

Welcome to Mutt or Meow Monday!
Mutt or Meow Monday is where we interview the author’s animal friends instead of interviewing the author. Let’s see what the animals have to say!
It’s great to have you here today.

Please introduce yourself.

Hi, my name is Bobby and I’m a domestic short hair black and white cat without a tail and my mommy says I look like Groucho Marx. I love to lay on top of my mommy, knead and try to suckle. She doesn’t like the latter much and says I must have been taken away from my feline mommy much too early. I also like to lick the other 3 cats in our house—a LOT—but not the two dogs who are kind of scary.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fun Interview with Jane Leopold Quinn, Author of A Promise at Dawn

Jane Leopold Quinn
A Promise at Dawn
Erotic Romance, Contemporary M/F
Excerpt Link:


Hi, Jane! Welcome to my blog! Let's get right to the interview.

Q: Do you have a favorite quote or line from A Promise at Dawn? If so, please share. 
A:  When Gil tells Faye he wants to paint her, she trepidatiously asks, “You don’t want to do this in the nude, do you?”  My favorite line is Gil’s response, “Well, no, I’m not usually in the nude when I paint.  But that’s your choice.”

Monday, August 4, 2014

Mutt or Meow Monday: Meet Tiger, Eva Lefoy's Meow

Welcome to Mutt or Meow Monday!

Mutt or Meow Monday is where we interview the author’s animal friends instead of interviewing the author. Let’s see what the animals have to say!

It’s great to have you here today.

Please introduce yourself. 

My name is Tiger. At least that’s what humans call me. Or jerk, or asshole, or sometimes good kitty. I can’t figure out why they do that. I thought people only had one name. *licks paw* I’m an American short-haired tabby.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Fun Interview with Cynthia Sax, Author of Sinful Rewards

Cynthia Sax
Sinful Rewards 1
Contemporary Erotic Romance

Sinful Rewards 1 Blurb:
Belinda "Bee" Carter is a good girl; at least, that's what she tells herself. And a good girl deserves a nice guy—just like the gorgeous and moody billionaire Nicolas Rainer. He is everything she wants in a man.

Or so she thinks, until she takes a look through her telescope and sees a naked, tattooed man on the balcony across the courtyard. Hawke is mysterious, the bad boy she knows will bring only heartbreak. He has been watching her, and that makes him all the more enticing.

But when a mysterious and anonymous text message dares her to do something bad, she must decide if she is really the good girl she has always claimed to be, or if she's willing to risk everything for her secret fantasy of being watched.

Is her mystery man the reclusive billionaire with a wild side or the darkly dangerous bad boy?
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