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Author Interview with D.C. Stone @dcstoneauthor Intimate Danger Book Tour

Welcome D.C. to the Bitches Be Writin’ Interview Session.

Where do you get your ideas for your books?

Oooh, good question. Usually the plots of my books are based on cases I’ve come across or studied during my career. In my daytime job, I’m an investigator, and have studied Criminal Justice for sixteen years, so the plots of my books go a bit deeper than you’d see in a normal suspense or thriller. Not to say they are written at the same level (after all there is SO MUCH talent out there), but I hit a bit of the criminal world a bit harder than would be seen in a normal romantic suspense. I also drive a lot of my military romance in much the same way (I served eight years in the USAF) and show what the real world is to a soldier, airman, marine, or sailor.

Who is your favorite character that YOU have written?

I’d have to say, by far, is the guy I’m writing right now. He’s a tortured type of hero: Special Forces Military Dog Handler, one who has been away from his family for so long, who grew up with a rough life, and who has to learn how to rely on others in order to let himself heal. He has this quirky sense of humor, but takes himself entirely too seriously. In case you’re wondering, he’s my hero in book three, Chris, of the Empire Blue series, Intimate Honor.

If you were deserted on an island, who are 3 famous people you would want with you?

Well, if my arm has to be twisted….it’d be Chris Hemsworth (surprised? I’m not), Jimmy Fallon, and Scarlett Johansson. Eye candy, laughter, and an overall kick ass woman to gab with. What more could a woman ask for?

If your book was made into a movie who would you want playing your characters?

With Intimate Danger it’d be David Gandy (I know he’s used so much, but really, the guy has it all) as Trent Rossi, Kate Beckinsale for Charlese Lopez, and just because he has such a big part in the book, Taylor Kinney as Dwayne Gonzalez (Charlie’s best friend).

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

I have many favorite authors, but if I had to choose one to stalk forever, it’d be Julie Ann Walker. She has the right recipe with every book, every time: Humor, sexiness, suspense, and an overall style of writing that really puts you right there with her characters. She always makes me want to pick the book right back up and read it again.

What is the difference between erotic fiction and porn?

Ah, the age old question, no? There was a post I did on this about a year ago, when I had met up with an erotic editor at a conference and we got into this discussion. We were debating on whether romance has a place in erotica, and his response was yes, it did. He said it didn’t matter if romance was there or not, but with erotica, the relationship between the two (or three, four, five, you get it) partners are more built on the sex and chemistry. I read a lot of Joey Hill and Joan Swan and these two ladies get it just right when it comes to erotica and erotic romance. I think the difference between the two (in keeping to answering your question) is while both are designed to turn a reader on, erotic fiction and porn would show sex scene after sex scene with no plot really written in.

How much does your own sexuality come into play when writing erotic fiction?

Eh, I mean, a little of every author normally comes out in their work in some fashion or another. I would say I take more adventures in my writing with the sexuality than I would in my real life. But then again, I have plenty of opportunities to eventually act them out. <winks> Should the need ever…ahem…arise.

What role does music play in inspiring your work?

It plays a big role. Each book I’ve written has been associated with some album or group. And each book takes a feel toward it as well. I remember years and years ago when I was reading The Dark Series by Christine Feehan, I had been listening to Train’s new album, and now whenever I hear them, I think of the series. Same goes for the Twilight series and Timbaland’s new album. It’s nice though, to be able to think back on books I generally enjoyed. Most times, I make a point to list what songs I’ve used to write a book with. For Intimate Danger it was the entire song list for Muse.

Do you feel that having a romantic plot helps or hurts an erotic piece of fiction?

Personally? And this is speaking from someone who HARDLY reads outside of the romance genre, I think it helps it. But that’s just my preference. I don’t like to see meaningless sex scene after scene, unless there is something in the end that’s lead to that to show some sort of character development. Joan Swan just did a somewhat type of “hook up” for the sake of hooking up, in her new release, Ricochet, and I found it to be done superbly done.

Tell us something that would surprise your readers, or something most people don’t know about you.

In my daytime job, I’m known as the Investigative Whisperer, because I get people to tell me their deepest, darkest secrets without thinking twice. <grins>

 

Is there any additional info you would like to share with your readers about what’s next for you and your books?

I’d love to. While I have two books being released this month, Intimate Danger, and What Could Have, they are two extremely different stories. One is based on romantic suspense, and that series will have a total of seven books, with a break off to another series, which will include another six. What Could Have is a Women’s Fiction Military Romance, and is a story about love being lost and found again. Bring the tissues for that one.

Where can readers stalk…um…I mean, find you?

I love stalking. I’ve included the hyperlinks. Please stop by for a daily dose of coffee, and weekly hits of Man Candy on Mondays!

Facebook PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/authorDCStone

Facebook PROFILE: http://www.facebook.com/dc.stone.92

Twitter: http://twitter.com/DCStoneauthor

Website: www.authordcstone.com

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6541023.D_C_Stone
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When FBI agent Trent Rossi arrives to investigate a chain of crimes—devastating murders and violent rapes—an inexperienced small town Detective, Charlie, who’s assigned to assist, finds her desire surging for the agent—only to realize he is the primary suspect.

A sleeping threat has awakened in the small town of Nyack. Crimes in the cozy village, garner the attention of the FBI, who assign two agents to assist Charlie in tracking down the sick and deranged perpetrator. Agents Trent Rossi and Dillon Echols work closely with Charlie, but as the crimes progress, dark secrets begin to cloud the air, blurring the line between who is on the side of the law and who’s against it. Being Charlie’s first major case, she’s unprepared not only for the menacing killer on the loose, but also with the unexpected feelings Trent draws out of her.

While Trent holds secrets, disappears at random, and seems to understand their perpetrator all-too-well, Charlie’s suspicions grow along with the pull she feels toward him. Her attraction could become fatal, yet she does not realize it until it is too late.

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Annabelle and Lucas have just enlisted in the United States Air Force. The two live on opposite sides of the country, but are drawn together by a common goal, and a common connection.

Their friendship blooms, their trust grows, and the lust between them explodes. There are two problems with this situation, though. Neither of them communicate to the other on how they feel. And both of them fight against it.

Choices are taken out of their hands when, upon graduating from training, Annabelle and Lucas find that instead of being on opposite sides of the country, they will be on opposite sides of the world.

Ten years later, a common website has brought Annabelle and Lucas back in contact. The two of them have found each other after so many years; however, now, both are promised to others.

 

A brief kiss.

A heartbreaking realization.

And an accident.

Choices made that are, once again, taken out of their hands.

 

Author’s Bio: D.C. Stone is a romance author and full-time fraud investigator. She lives in the north-east with her incredibly supporting husband and two kids. She’ll deny any association with the grumpy cat that also resides in the house, but he is there, never-the-less.

After serving eight years of service with the United States Air Force, she went on to transition into the world of financial crimes and became a lead investigator for many years.

Reading has always been a passion of hers, getting lost in a good, steamy romance is one of her favorite past times. She soon after discovered her own love for writing and recreating stories and characters in her head. Her writing concentrates on romantic with specifics in paranormal, suspense and erotica.

Now, when she isn’t trying to solve a new puzzle in the world of fraud, she is engulfed with coffee, her laptop, and all those crazy characters in her head. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, RomVets, RWA Kiss of Death, and the Liberty State Fiction Writers. She currently serves as the Vice President and 2014 Conference Chair for NJRW. Come stop by on Facebook, Twitter, or her website and say hello!

Do you have a tag line: Real Crimes, Real World, Real Men

Giveaway: One of five copies to a lucky commentor during the tour

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Crimson Heart by Heather McCollum Giveaway $20GC (Starbucks or Amazon)

Thank you so much for having me today on Bitches Be Writin’! I’m thrilled to announce the release of my 16th century Scottish paranormal romance, CRIMSON HEART! CRIMSON HEART is the third full-length book in the Highland Hearts series, which follows the Macbain and Munro clans from the Highlands to Tudor London and then on to the Scottish court in Edinburgh. Magic, trickery and kilts – oh my!

Thrown together by secrets, drawn together by desire, Searc and Elena must learn that love and trust go hand in hand before the sadistic killer of young women in Edinburgh destroys both of their worlds.

Here is an excerpt:

She leaned back against the door, her bare, wet toes

curling against the stone floor. She didn’t want him to go.

She didn’t want to be alone. Not anymore.

“Step aside,” he ordered.

“I’d rather you stayed.” Elena traced the hard angles of

Searc’s face with her gaze. She’d come to know those lines

over the days since he’d rescued her in the forest, come to

trust the man behind them. For the first time in her life she

didn’t want to hide herself anymore. She had today, and it

had cost her so much, too much. “Don’t leave me.” One by

one Elena opened her fingers that clutched the bath sheet.

The damp linen dropped to her feet.

“Elena—”

“I am unhurt,” she interrupted. “But—” she raised her

hand timidly toward his face. He didn’t move away. “I don’t

want to be alone.” He still hadn’t looked down at her body,

but held her gaze locked to his. Her hand crept closer. “I

don’t want to hide anymore.” The pads of her fingers hovered

near his jaw, the stubble giving him a roguish look. She held

her breath and touched him.

He closed his eyes and inhaled as she lay her palm along

his face. When he opened them again Elena’s breath caught

at the intensity there. The red spark was gone, but another

spark made her heart beat inside her like a bird within a

cage. She left his jaw and took his hand, placing it on her

exposed collarbone where her heart beat insistently. “I will

do everything I can not to have you look at me again like

you did today in that filthy cottage.” She slid his hand down

her chest to her breast.

“Nay.” He shook his head, pulling his hand away. “Ye

will not make amends this way, Elena.”

She stepped closer to his warmth, her naked back cold in

the chilled room, completely vulnerable. “No, I mean…I’m

done hiding from you, Searc.” She shook her head. “It is too

painful to keep secrets. I’d rather… After today, your look. It

would be less painful to die then keep them from you.” She

felt her eyes watering up but blinked the tears away. “I want

you to know me, everything about me.” She pressed close

against him to wrap her hands around the back of his neck.

“Starting with this.” She kissed him.

His exhale was half groan, half growl, yet still he resisted.

“Lass, ye don’t need to do this.”

She frowned at him. “Damn it, Searc, stop being so

noble.” His eyes widened slightly. “I want this. I want you,

and if you turn me away after I’ve thrown myself literally in

your hands naked—”

Searc cut her off, grasping her face, angling it to press

tightly against his lips. His one hand wrapped around her

back, running down the chilled skin covering her spine,

pressing her to him. The feel of him, so completely aroused,

melted her worry away. He did want her. A hot ache shot

down through her body.

Although all the books in the Highland Hearts series can stand alone, they are more fun read in the following order:

HIGHLAND HEART – short prequel novella (Only $0.99) HH Buy Link

CAPTURED HEART – Book One CH Buy Link

TANGLED HEARTS – Book Two TH Buy Link

UNTAMED HEARTS – long novella (Only $0.99) UH Buy Link

CRIMSON HEART – Book Three CrH Buy Link

Thank you so much for having me here today! For more information on me and my books, please stop by my web site at www.HeatherMcCollum.com. I can also be found here:

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Crimson-Heart-500Book Synopsis: Elena has spent her entire life hiding her family name while walking the thin line between lady and servant in a Protestant household. She has kept the secret of her lineage for years, but with a new, fiercely Catholic queen on the throne, Elena’s Protestant caretaker is being targeted. And when Bloody Mary discovers Elena’s true identity, she must flee to Scotland to save her life.

Highland warrior, Searc Munro, has secrets of his own. In a family of healers, his dark, killing magic must never be known. When his father’s life is threatened, Searc unleashes his lethal power to save him. With his clan’s suspicious glances and whispers plaguing him, he sets off alone, only to find another use for his magic in saving a beautiful lass being attacked in the forest.

Teaming up as exiles, Elena and Searc head toward Edinburg to find refuge. Yet, with a series of ritual killings haunting the city and a traitor attempting to assassinate Scotland’s regent, suspicion turns to Searc. As word of another British heir reaches the country, the two must learn to trust each other before it’s too late.

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Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal and YA romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology, much to her English professor’s dismay. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood of 2009 Golden Heart finalists.

The ancient magic and lush beauty of Great Britain entrances Ms. McCollum’s heart and imagination every time she visits. The country’s history and landscape have been a backdrop for her writing ever since her first journey across the pond.

When she is not creating vibrant characters & magical adventures on the page, she is roaring her own battle cry in the war against ovarian cancer. Ms. McCollum recently slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own Highland hero, rescued golden retriever & 3 kids in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.

For more information about Ms. McCollum, please visit www.HeatherMcCollum.com. WebsiteBlog Twitter Facebook Goodreads Newsletter

Giveaway: $20 GC (Starbucks or Amazon )and previous two books in the series.  Leave comments along with an email address.

 

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VBT: For Dylan by Amelia Swan

ForDylan344x550(1)Blurb: A happily married woman. Her bisexual husband’s ex-lover. What won’t they do…for Dylan?

Claire is determined to fulfill her husbands every desire, even encouraging him to sleep with other men. For years he doesn’t seem interested in taking her up on the offer. And then he accidentally discovers someone from his past.

Dylan is perfectly happy with Claire, the love of his life. He doesn’t feel the need to have another partner. Until he runs into Jay, an ex he thought he’d never see again. Now he craves something more. And what he wants will change their relationship forever.

Caught unaware when Dylan asks her to join them, Claire agrees. What she discovers along the way surprises them both…

Publisher’s Note: This title contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual situations,

ménage (m/m/f).

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Authors Bio:

Amelia Swan writes contemporary, erotic, and new adult romance. She’s interested in characters that are smart, sincere, and somewhat artistically inclined. All of her heroines are girls she could totally see herself being friends with.  Reader Email: Amelia@ameliaswan.com

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VBT: By Jove by Marissa Doyle

By_Jove_500Book Synopsis: For Theodora Fairchild, graduate school is a dream. The professors are fighting over her, she gets to study Latin and explore her knowledge of Greek gods with others who share her passion…and she meets Grant Proctor. He’s as shy as she is, and oh so handsome.

As she gives in to her feelings for the man who’s stolen her heart, someone seems determined to keep them apart—no matter the consequences. There are evil forces at work, and they have plans for Theo that don’t include Grant. When Grant disappears, surviving the semester becomes the least of Theo’s worries. Her knowledge of ancient mythology may be her best weapon, and relying on her wits and wisdom may be the only thing to help her save her true love.

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Author Bio:

Marissa Doyle graduated from Bryn Mawr College and went on to graduate school intending to be an archaeologist, but somehow got distracted. Eventually she figured out what she was really supposed to be doing and started writing. She’s channeled her inner history geekiness into a successful young adult historical fantasy series, and is now also happily writing contemporary romantic fantasy. She lives in her native Massachusetts with her family, including a pair of bossy but adorable pet rabbits, and loves quilting, sailing, gardening, and collecting antiques. Oh, and coffee.

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VBT: Guarded Heart by Lisa Andres @lisaandres @SizzlingPR

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00012]Blurb: Jesse Dubicki learned to channel all of his pent up rage into his fists.

Now, he’s just hired one of the best coaches in the world to help him succeed in becoming a top MMA fighter.

Carissa Hart is a woman that has seen more in her young life than many people will in their lifetime. She’s finally on her own two feet and determined not to let anyone hurt her again.

Jesse’s been abandoned by everyone that he’s ever loved.
Carissa has been abused by everyone that she’s ever loved.

They are inexplicably drawn to each other.

Neither of them wants to be hurt again.

Will their relationship survive when a shocking secret from Jesse’s past threatens to change their life forever?

 Authors Bio:

Lisa Andres is an author of both Metaphysical and Romance books. She’s currently working on her next Metaphysical book: Indigo Warrior – A Guide for Indigo Adults & Parents of Indigo Children which will be out in the summer of 2014.
The third book in the Dubicki’s series featuring Dana, Carissa’s best friend from Guarded Heart, is planned for release in January 2015.
Lisa lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota with her boyfriend and three cats.
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https://twitter.com/LisaAndres or @lisaandres

https://www.facebook.com/LisaAndresOfficial

Excerpt:

“Listen, I have a little tradition after my fights in town that I go to Dubicki’s after and see my family. I either celebrate or commiserate with the locals. Any chance you would want to go with me tonight?”

“Wow. Jesse, that’s really sweet, but, honestly, I’m still digesting what just happened. It might be a bit soon to meet your family.”

“Carissa, honestly, I decided the night that I met you that you would be mine. You can meet them now, or you can meet them later, but you will meet my family.”

She bit back her smile at his bravado. His announcement to her was a little shocking, but something in it connected to her. As long as he didn’t force himself on her, she would go with the flow of things. She wasn’t ready to leave him just yet, so she decided to go with him. She tried not to be nervous about meeting the family before they’d even had their first date. She kept telling herself it was crazy, or, at the very least, it all felt a little surreal. If it was a dream, she didn’t want to wake up.

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