COVER REVEAL ~ ENTANGLED BY S.E. HALL

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Things heat up, and not just the Georgia summertime, when Dane and Laney go head to head over plans for her new duplex. But Laney’s got his number, and knows just how to coerce her bossy, domineering man. Spend the summer with the gang and find out…just how many is a crowd?

The members of the Evolve Crew are getting older; so is the content. Mature audiences recommended.

Teaser

“Men shouldn’t know how to decorate anyway, using words like gaudy.” I let one brow raise and give him a suspicious smirk. “Do I need to learn how to fix the cars then? What if I get a flat?” “Oh baby,” he growls, his feet pounding the floor as he stalks toward me, “you questioning my manliness?” “Maybe,” I tease, slowing backing up. “Nancy.” My eyes dart anxiously around the room, mentally planning my escape route in this new territory. He laughs deeply, not a ‘ha ha that’s funny’ laugh, but more an ‘uh huh I’m coming to get ya’ sexy laugh. “Got it planned yet?” He grins knowingly, one eyebrow cocked. “Better run to wherever looks the most comfortable.” There’s no furniture yet, what is he talking about comfortable? Seeing the confusion on my face, he answers unasked. “Showing you how much of a man I am when I catch ya,” he creeps closer, “so I’d stay away from the tile, might hurt your back,” the mischief in his eyes ignites as he continues moving slowly closer, “or your knees.” Do I still have to pretend I don’t want to be caught? I love this side of Dane; the dominant, controlling, hunter than comes out more and more every day. The game’s precept itself is laughable; no one could question Dane’s virility. It seeps from his pores, an aura around him taking up all the air in a room. And he’s all mine. From his forever jostled brown locks and matching warm eyes, cocky lopsided grin and sculpted chest all the way to his eight back, that irresistible v and toned, tight ass- he is mine. “You wouldn’t!” I challenge, knowingly delightfully well that he would. “Oh baby, you know I can and will.” He flips open the button on his pants, that cocky grin suffocating me from where he stands, “I think you want me to.”

Meet S.E. Hall

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S.E.Hall resides in Arkansas with her husband of 17 years and 3 beautiful daughters. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading YA and NA romance.

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Review ~ To Love and Serve by Caridad Piñeiro

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Five years ago, vampire Ryder Latimer stepped into the path of a bullet meant for FBI Agent Diana Reyes, at once saving her life and condemning her to death when his blood contaminates her open wounds. Now only an experimental treatment, transfusions, and allowing Ryder to sink his teeth into her when they make love keep her alive.

Born to Survive…

Ryder has always known that no matter what they try, Diana can’t possibly survive what contact with his blood did to her. The reality for him is that no matter how much he loves her, he will lose her if he doesn’t turn her—a choice Diana may have put off for too long.

Born to Serve…

Even as her health continues to deteriorate and they battle with that difficult decision, Diana tracks a serial killer targeting their vampire friends. It’s a dangerous job, but she was born to it and, with Ryder’s help, she’ll serve and protect until the day she dies—or until a miracle turns their world upside down.

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Amazon ~ http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Reborn-Entangled-Ignite-ebook/dp/B00FOANDW8

B&N ~ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/to-love-and-serve-caridad-pi-eiro/1117054079?ean=9781622663477&itm=1&usri=9781622663477

 

review by sue 2

The author had me immediately from the start with this book, she didn’t have too many details or too little. In my opinion, your given enough to understand what is going on and enjoy the book. She delivers awesome paranormal romances that keeps the readers involved and pulls you into the world of the novels. From what I can take with this book and also previous ones she has installed secret messages that reflects what happens in real life and how decisions you make can either have a good outcome or a negative outcome.

Ryder has always let himself been outside and lonely until he met Diana. Since he has met her he has started to take a more involved take with his own kind (vampires). He is the reason why she is still alive and yet he blames himself for the reasons on why she is become weaker and sick even though he continues to try and help.

Diana has to make a hard decision between life or death, but she is scared. Will her being afraid cause her to make a decision that could not only affect her decision but also those around that love her. She loves her job and will do anything to continue working as an FBI agent. But when vampires start dying the Vampire council requests Ryder to help to find this killer before someone close becomes the next target.

This can be considered a stand-alone and I would highly recommend this book to any paranormal readers. But I would also recommend you to go back and read the first book in this series, which is also a great novel. I will be waiting for the next one in the series to read! This is a must read!

 

Blog Tour & Giveaway~ Lantern & Poison by Rhiannon Paille

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Title: Lantern & Poison
Series: The Ferryman + The Flame #1.5
By: Rhiannon Paille
Published: December 11th, 2012

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This is SURRENDER from the villain’s POV.

Hadwen is no more. The Daed have no choice but to travel to Avrigost to awaken Crestaos. They’re thrown into a whirlwind quest for the Flames, not knowing how ruthless and sadistic Crestaos can be.

Links-
Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16173759-lantern-poison
Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/LANTERN-POISON-Ferryman-Flame-ebook/dp/B00AGMVHB8/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372966924&sr=1-6
Barnes & Noble- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lantern-poison-rhiannon-paille/1115446340?ean=2940044549258
Kobo- http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/Books/lantern-poison-the-ferryman-the-flame-1-5
Smashwords- https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/315332

 

review by sue 2

I loved that the author decided to write a stand point from the villain’s view. Every villain should be able to tell their tale too in my opinion. Even though I enjoyed Surrender better, I still loved this one because she showed it in a darker and more fitting to that of a villain. You are able to understand what Kalliel went through with the Flames. This novella shows you also more insight on the love bonds between Kalliel and Krishani. I do hope that she does this with her other books, writing a novella for the main books and this shows another aspect of how talented this author is.

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Rhiannon is an up and coming Indie Author that writes Young Adult Fantasy books and some non fiction. She has a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology. When she’s not writing books she’s reading minds, singing karaoke, burning dinner and sipping iced cappuccino despite her allergy to coffee. Some day she’d like to own a unicorn—as long as it doesn’t eat her. She’s sold over 25,000 copies of her books worldwide.

Links-
Amazon Author Page- http://www.amazon.com/Rhiannon-Paille/e/B004NPY784
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/RhiannonPaille?fref=ts
Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4653530.Rhiannon_Paille
Smashwords- https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/rhiannonpaille
Twitter- https://twitter.com/RhiannonPaille
Website- http://www.yafantasyauthor.com

Facebook Event- https://www.facebook.com/events/181527032021365/

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Author is giving away a signed paperback set of “Surrender”, “Justice” and “Vulture”, along with a Print Package. Open to US only. (This is 2 separate prizes)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Surrender by Rhiannon Paille

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Title: Surrender
Series: The Ferryman + The Flame #1
By: Rhiannon Paille
Published: October 2nd, 2012 by Createspace

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How far would you go to save everything you ever loved?

Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn’t listen, and because of what she is– a Flame– one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Links-
Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17619613-surrender
Amazon Paperback- http://www.amazon.com/Surrender-The-Ferryman-Flame-Volume/dp/1480029858/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1372966842&sr=8-2&keywords=rhiannon+paille
Amazon Kindle- http://www.amazon.com/SURRENDER-The-Ferryman-Flame-ebook/dp/B00A55EZS8/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1372966842&sr=8-2
Barnes & Noble- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/surrender-rhiannon-paille/1115766263?ean=2940044579309
Kobo- http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/Books/surrender-the-ferryman-the-flame-1
Smashwords- http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/311741

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She flushed with fear as she tried to stay calm and still. There was a splash behind her and her heart did a double jump. She clenched her fists together and gritted her teeth. She trembled to the bone and her mouth threatened to erupt in a succession of screams. She held her lips together and stifled the faint whines in the back of her throat. A sharp strike of flint sounded against the stone, and she cringed as she turned to witness the foe.
En guyen naha lin sanse.
Kaliel understood it this time. The Flame inside of her struggled with all of its might to emerge. As she closed her eyes, it rushed out of her. She took a sharp breath as she looked at the people in the cell. There was a body on fire next to the girl now, flames smoking out of his form as the foul smell grew thicker.
The one with rosy pink eyes stared at her and the meaning of the words flooded her mind. Run. Hide. He will take your soul.
The foe didn’t seek to kill the Flames, he sought to possess them. Kaliel felt sick to her stomach as she fought to bring herself out of the dream, back to reality, back to the place where she could find Krishani, warn Mallorn, tell the elders everything she had seen. She tried to close her eyes, but she felt like they were fused open as the foe crouched beside the girl and presented a tiny crystal clear orb. She watched as the pink essence from the girl’s eyes flowed into the orb, turning it into milky pink vapors. The foe stood as the girl slumped to the side, dead.
Desperate, Kaliel tried to back away, but the foe turned his gaze towards the darkened tunnel. His white-lightning eyes sparked, making contact with her amethyst enflamed ones until everything fell away into awful blackness.

 

review by sue 2

I have not found a book by this author that does not have a gorgeous cover.  The details to this book will keep the reader well in knowledge of what is going on and the surroundings of the characters. I enjoyed this the most because there were no stones left unturned for your mind to wonder if a portion of the story was missing, this tends to happen in fantasy books. The author truly wanted you to picture what you were going to be reading about, and I loved the visualizations that they brought me.

This book has all the perks of a great fantasy book adventures, magic, fighting, and love that should not be. The story is about two Elvins who consistently causing more problems and disappointing the elders. The author also helped out by giving us a little guide incase we needed some information on who was who.   As you read you are able to see from both point of views from the main characters of Krishani and Kaliel.  The flow of the story even with the point of view changes were still continuously without a flaw. Everyone has destinies to fill and these two may end up needing to find different paths, are they meant to be? And if so what will they do to overcome their true destiny.

The author has left the ending of the story for another but your wait was not long. I would definitely recommend this to all Fantasy lovers!!! I have truly enjoyed this book and will admit that the author has her own unique writing style. It is amazing!

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Rhiannon is an up and coming Indie Author that writes Young Adult Fantasy books and some non fiction. She has a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology. When she’s not writing books she’s reading minds, singing karaoke, burning dinner and sipping iced cappuccino despite her allergy to coffee. Some day she’d like to own a unicorn—as long as it doesn’t eat her. She’s sold over 25,000 copies of her books worldwide.

Links-
Amazon Author Page- http://www.amazon.com/Rhiannon-Paille/e/B004NPY784
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/RhiannonPaille?fref=ts
Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4653530.Rhiannon_Paille
Smashwords- https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/rhiannonpaille
Twitter- https://twitter.com/RhiannonPaille
Website- http://www.yafantasyauthor.com

Facebook Event- https://www.facebook.com/events/181527032021365/
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Author is giving away a signed paperback set of “Surrender”, “Justice” and “Vulture”, along with a Print Package. Open to US only. (This is 2 separate prizes)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Blog Tour & Giveaway ~Don’t Just Speak Love by Chalie Teh

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TITLE– Don’t Just Speak Love

AUTHOR– Chalie Teh

GENRE – YA Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy, Contemporary, Family, Action

PUBLICATION DATE – October, 2013

PUBLISHER – Indie

COVER ARTIST Damonza

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Eighteen-year-old Averie’s life is turned upside-down when she’s instructed by her long-missing mother to enroll in an international college despite her being a local. Soon after, Averie discovers she is a nephilim—part human part angel—and her young life drastically changes from awfully droning to incomprehensibly hectic as she juggles college work, bullying, demanding training sessions with a surprising fit seventy-year-old, family issues, and the one thing she’s most skeptical of: love. When adults in her life don’t fulfill their rightful responsibilities, she’s forced to take those neglected responsibilities into her own hands and set everyone’s life back on the right track. With the aid of a special Japanese classmate Sasuke, and a fiercely determined and righteous attitude, will Averie be strong enough to overcome the challenges in her difficult adolescence?

EXCERPT

I stared at him in shock; this was getting completely out of hand. At this rate, he would really be failing Ms. Psychotic’s class.

Slinging his backpack over his shoulder, he said to me, “Let’s go?”

There was a collective gasp of shock in the lab. Following his lead, I packed up as well, and before long, the two of us were out of the lab, leaving the rest of the class gawking in disbelief.

When we were out of view, Sasuke turned to me. “Let’s chill at my room until the next class. What do you think?”

For a moment, I wondered what room he was talking about, but I quickly realised it could only be his hostel. With no other idea in mind, I agreed. Sasuke led the way, and I found myself outside a boys’ toilet soon after.

“Wait here,” he said before disappearing into the toilet.

Maybe he needed the washroom badly?

Seconds later, Sasuke emerged from the toilet and indicated for me to come in. “No one’s inside. Come on.”

“What? Are you serious? This is the gents!” I told him, as though he didn’t know already.

“I need to zap us there. We can’t just walk into the hostel during school hours. There’s a guard on duty,” he explained.

“Oh. Okay…” With little choice, I stepped into the gents with Sasuke.

“Ready?” he asked, holding out his open hand.

I took it and closed my eyes. “Ready.”

The same old discomfort washed over me.

“We’re here,” he said, and I felt him letting go.

I opened my eyes to a small, neat room with two beds, two desks, two chairs, two wardrobes—all mirroring each other—and some shelves against the wall between the desks. Only one side of the room seemed to be occupied, so I asked, “You don’t have a roommate?”

Character Bios

 Averie Teh: 18-year-old Singaporean protagonist. Daughter of Archangel Lucifer (antagonist). No one out of the ordinary in general. Untrusting, forthright, brave enough to stand up to her beliefs.

Takahashi Sasuke: A Japanese boy. Averie’s classmate and love interest. Grandson of Archangel Israfel. Drummer in a boy group. Radiant, down to earth, an incredibly nice person.

Lucifer: Antagonist. Fallen angel. Averie’s father.

Ms. Evaline: Antagonist. Lucifer’s servant. A teacher whom Averie referred to as Ms. Psychotic. Emotionally unstable. 

Sir Albion Demeter Savant: 70-year-old nephilim who defeated Lucifer during the upheaval in Heaven many years ago. Son of Archangel Michael. Lucifer’s worst enemy.

Atward Baptiste Savant: Reincarnation of Archangel Israfel. 23 years old. Grandson of Sir Albion. Half French half Scottish. Accomplished singer and musician. Similar personality as Sasuke.

Asa Savant: Twelve going thirteen. Grandson of Sir Albion. And extremely thoughtful boy who was mature way beyond his years.

BUY LINKS

AMAZON KINDLE / SMASHWORDS / GOODREADS

AUTHOR BIO

Chalie Teh lives in Singapore—a sunny island in Southeast Asia, which occupies only a little red dot on the world map. She is twenty-one this year and mum to a perfect Shih Tzu dog called Blythe.

STALKER LINKS

FACEBOOK / TWITTER / GOODREADS

GIVEAWAY

  • 10 eBook Copies of Don’t Just Speak Love Ebook

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BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY ~ SPITFIRE BY KATE MATHIAS

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Title: Spitfire (The Silver Oaks #3)

Author: Kate Mathias

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 28, 2013

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17787536-spitfire 

Purchase Links

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Spitfire-Silver-Oaks-ebook/dp/B00FHIYY48

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spitfire-The-Silver-Oaks-Series-ebook/dp/B00FHIYY48

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/spitfire-kate-mathias/1117003635

 Synopsis

Arie Reynolds is a strong willed, independent woman. Her life as a stuntwoman in movies is enough to keep her fulfilled. After nearly losing her life in an accident, she finds that she has a new “ability” – one that allows her to cross into a parallel reality. When she’s once again faced with her mortality, she must decide how she’ll use her ability — will it save her life or will she end up losing the one thing that matters most?

Cole Mercer is a charming firefighter who’s used to getting what he wants out of life, until he fell for Arie. Through the difficulties of her career and a seemingly impossible choice, can Arie make the right choice? Can Cole tame this spitfire’s heart or will he be the one that ends up getting burned?

Excerpts 

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 Graham leaned in and wrapped his arms around Arie. She laid her head on his shoulder and sighed. They stayed in that position for awhile — Graham tried to comfort the sister who thought she’d lost it all, all the while not knowing that some days she was the only one that gave him the strength to go on.

About the Author

Kate Mathias

Kate lives in Arizona with her husband and three children. She enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her family and friends.

Fun Facts about Kate:

I’ve been skydiving and have flown a small airplane. 

My dad’s a pilot and I’ve taken a plane off numerous times. 

I’m an adventure junkie and love the thrill of roller coasters and anything that moves high and fast. 

I can’t get enough of sweets and often have dessert after breakfast. 

I don’t drink coffee or tea. 

I’m a night owl and tend to stay up every night until midnight even during the week. 

My family and friends always come first and I’m dedicated to other’s happiness almost to a fault. 

Connect with the Author

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorldsApart.KateMathias

Website: http://www.katemathiasauthor.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/katemathias

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6441297.Kate_Mathias 

 INTERVIEW WITH  KATE MATHIAS


1. Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?  

I did a lot of writing in college, but when I graduated I was first was a 4th grade teacher and then a realtor.  I only started writing about 18 months ago as a career.

 2. When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?.  

I considered myself a writer from the moment I started writing my story.  However, I didn’t tell people that I was an author until the day that my first book was published.

 3. How long did it take to get your first book published?

 It took 5 months from the time I started writing Worlds Apart until the time it was published.

 4. Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?

 I am a full time mother to three wonderful children along with having my real estate license.

 5. What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?  

My latest book that I’m currently writing is Broken.  It’s a love story about two people that have had traumatic experiences in their lives and have come out broken. Can they both let go of the ghosts that haunt their nightmares and move on together or are they too broken?  I guess that’s a little more than 20 words.  haha 

 6. As a self-pulisher, do you have any plans to submit to a publish company?

It is my understanding  some authors prefer to stay as a self publish author because of flexibility.  I would definitely consider signing with a publishing company.  It would just depend on what type of contract they were hoping for.  I would still like to have a lot of say in what happens with my books.

 7. How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?  

It usually takes me anywhere from 3-6 months to write depending on if my kids have school breaks.  🙂

 8. What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre?Books of a different genre?

 I’m currently writing Broken which is a stand alone contemporary romance.  I’ll come back to paranormal romance in the future with the next generation of “jumpers” in a trilogy called The Last to Jump.

 9. What made you decide to write that genre of book?  

I’ve had this idea in my head for three years.  I wanted something different than most books out there.  I needed to have the paranormal aspect for it to work.

 10. Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? (ex. write better at nights, with music, etc)

 The first book I wrote at night with piano music.  Now I write during the day with no music.  🙂  It changed when all of my kids started going to school during the day.  My youngest is in kindergarten now so I have more time during the day to write.

 11. Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title? How do come up with the titles?  

It depends.  With the first and second book, I came up with the titles after I started writing them.  I always knew that I wanted the third book to be Spitfire because it depicted the type of person Arie is.

 12. Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books?  

My books are about hope and second chances.  I think that to be happy in life you have to have hope and positivity.  I hope that my readers walk away from my series feeling a sense of hope about where my characters’ lives have taken them.

 13. Your favorite food is?

 I love Italian food and all things chocolate.

14. Your favorite singer/group is?

 I don’t really have a favorite singer or group.  I like Justin Timberlake and Maroon 5.

15. Your favorite Author is?

 I have a lot of authors that have inspired me over the years.  I grew up reading Nora Roberts and Nicholas Sparks.  Now I read a lot of Indie authors and enjoy having so many to pick from.

16. When you aren’t writing what do you do to relax and have fun?  

I love going to movies, reading, and spending time with my family.  My three kiddos keep me busy going to all of their sporting events.  🙂

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There is a Tourwide Giveway which includes:

(1) Signed set of The Silver Oaks Series
(1) $50 Amazon Gift Card

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Interview with Author T.H. Dillon of More Presents

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Title: More Presents

Author: Thomas Hunter Dillon

Genre: Adult Romance

Release: October 26, 2013

Availability: Paperback & Kindle, or on Amazon

Content: Some ADULT content. Not suitable for YA audiences.

SYNOPSIS:

 In The Little Red Book of Romance, readers were introduced to the unique stylings of Thomas Hunter Dillon. A fresh male voice in the world of erotic literature, T.H. Dillon combines his real-life adventures and experiences with the enigmatic personality that comes through in his writing. The story Your Present left impressions on almost everybody that read it. Now Thomas has returned with his second compilation of sexy (and in some cases true) short stories for your reading pleasure in More Presents from T.H. Dillon. Seven new scenarios are played out on the pages inside as Thomas attempts to give you more of what you enjoy and crave from him. A little bit of everything to satisfy your needs!

EXCERPT: (from the all-new story “Matinee“)

    Stacey’s attention quickly turned to the film when it finally began. But her hand’s attention turned to my lap almost as soon as she put the popcorn down. She casually dropped her hand onto my thigh and smiled at me in the pale light of the projector beam over our heads. Here we go I thought. But after that swift smile, she turned back to continue on with the movie. Content, it seemed, to just have her hand on my thigh. I was totally okay with that too. It gave me a chance to catch my senses before going to DEFCON-5 down below.

    About twenty minutes into the movie, we had already come upon our first nudity in the film. The sexy female lead doing a shower scene of cinematic gold. The entire scene was beautifully shot by the cinematographer. It was impossible for a man not to be aroused watching it–even more so with the hand of a beautiful woman in your lap. I dreaded the fact that the tent I was pitching in my pants was going to be obvious to Stacey in about five seconds….or less!
“Mmmm” she cooed again.
Dear God almighty that woman drove me insane with her sexy cooing! Now her hand was an inch, maybe two, away from something that was throbbing to be touched–and apparently she didn’t bat an eyelash at that.
She glanced down to confirm what her hand was sensing and then up at me to let me know that she not only knew, but that she also approved! I thought for sure that she was about to make her move and unzip me, but she instead just stroked her hand over me. Back and forth to make me harder for her than I already had been for the lead actress.
She just kept on with it too, until I thought I was almost ready to explode in my pants. But before my own explosion rocked her semi-stiff grip, an explosion in the movie rocked the empty theater with it’s deep bass notes. She had seen it coming because she was still fixated on the screen with her eyes, but I was totally oblivious to it with my head tilted back and my eyes closed in a euphoric state of disbelief. When I jumped in my seat from surprise at the explosion, she quickly released her grip on my own rocket. And good grief did I want to fire that thing for her.
“Holy shit!” I exclaimed, both out of surprise from the explosion, but also from frustration for needing to cum and suddenly being cut off.
“You okay Chad?”
“No. You couldn’t feel that….in your hand?”
“Yeah” she giggled. “It felt like you were getting ready to cum.”
“I was!”
“Well it’s a good thing they blew that building up then…”
“Why, so they could scare the bejeezus out of me?”
“No!” she laughed. “So you didn’t blow up in your pants before I was ready.”
“Ready for what?”
“Ready to go down on you silly. I was just getting you worked up before I gave you a blow job Chad.”
“That’s what you had in mind this whole time?”
“Well yeah….what did you think I had in mind? Wasn’t it obvious I wanted to fool around with you during the movie?”
“Yeah, but I thought….because of the skirt….you know?”
“No….because of the skirt what Chad?”
“Your legs….the skirt….the heels!”
“What about them Chad? Can’t a girl look good for a date?”
“Oh fuck it, I can’t take it anymore Stacey!”
“Huh?”
“Watch out…”
I was on my knees in front of Stacey before she could even make sense of the words I had just spoken. I couldn’t resist her legs any longer. One way or another, I needed to be between them! I positioned myself on the floor in front of Stacey’s seat and parted her legs without much resistance from her.
“Chad! What are you doing?” she whispered. As if anybody was around to hear us anyways.
“They say payback is a bitch…”

Interview with T.H. Dillon

Thank you for taking the time for the interview. 

1.   Did you always want to be a writer? If not, what did you want to be?

 No actually, I never gave any consideration to being a writer. My whole family is made up of avid readers, but I was never an avid read of fiction. I always preferred non-fiction for learning about topics that interested me. I grew up reading the newspaper, magazines, and non-fiction books.

 As far as what I wanted to be? The first thing I can ever remember wanting to be was a professional wrestler. That stuff captivated me as a kid, and I wanted to do that….to captivate and entertain people. But as I grew older, things changed some. At one point I wanted to be a History teacher. At another point, I wanted to sell exotic and collectible cars. I also wanted to be a sports card and collectibles dealer, and I actually got to do that for about ten years or so.

 2.   When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?

 Back in early 2008. I had gone back to college, and was doing well with the papers I was writing. My English professor urged me to write for the school newspaper. I started doing that just as an outlet really, never giving any consideration to a career in journalism. I just was there for the team atmosphere, and the outlet that writing seemed to give me at that point in my life.

Writing for the student newspaper in college went well until a disagreement over an opinion piece I wrote that they changed their mind on publishing at the last minute. They started out being all for my writing it, but apparently I did too good of a job with it and then they started to fear the backlash it would generate. But that was the whole point! Everybody on the staff was pissed off about a big to-do that one of the student groups was forcing on our paper, so they tabbed me to write the “counter point” opinion piece to run opposite, because everybody knew I was out-spoken and extremely opinionated in those days (I still am to some extent). So I write the piece, and everybody on the staff LOVES it! And then an hour before our issue went to press, I get pulled in the office of the school’s advisor to the student newspaper, and I get told they were nixing the entire piece for fear of it igniting a tense situation amongst the student body, and potential backlash at the newspaper, the student group who were the antagonists, and the school itself.

Now I’ve never been one to live in fear, and I believe when somebody is bullying you….whether as an individual, or as a group (as was our student newspaper)…..you deal with them by giving it right back to them times three! You can only ignore the bully for so long. And I couldn’t remain on the staff of that newspaper if they were going to accept being bullied by a student group, and do nothing about it. And then when you throw in the notion of censorship….that really got me steamed! The idea that we were going to censor an opinion piece out of fear of backlash….I just couldn’t accept that at that point in my life.

Since I had been getting some really great praise on my writing, from some really experienced authors and industry types…..I figured screw this newspaper gig…I’ll make a go at writing books. A couple people with experience had already encouraged me to try writing as a profession. I just used the newspaper incident as the catapult to get going.

3.   How long did it take to get your first book published?

Immediately. Because I went about it all wrong. I worked with a girl, whose husband had “gotten published” just by submitting to this “publisher”. I inquired about the name of the “publisher” because I knew I had a book in me that was itching to get written, and I figured if this guy got his stuff accepted….then I had a shot too.

Turns out, that “publisher” was a vanity press that “accepted” everyone….without evening reading your manuscript. I’m sure some of the readers of this interview may know whom I’m referring to.

The bad thing for me was, I found this out BEFORE I signed with them. But I was writing that book as therapy, and I wanted to publish it as revenge on a couple of people. So I went with that lousy vanity press because I figured having it with them would be the best bet at protecting myself with that book. And it just so happened that I was right! I got threatened with lawsuits by two different people I wrote about in that book, and both times I offered to sign over my rights to the book as compensation. And then as soon as they realized what a crock of crap that publishing deal actually was, and that there wouldn’t be any money to be gotten from it, they  dropped their lawsuit threats.

Now remember, this was back in 2008. I’m not even sure if companies like Createspace were around yet. If they were, they certainly weren’t known like they are now. The whole eReader popularity had yet to really BOOM, so there was still a lot of these scummy vanity presses running around, preying on gullible people with dreams of being “published authors”. What’s worse, places like that still exist….only now today, they are running around signing new “Indie Authors” who have already begun self-publishing through companies like Createspace…and they essentially end up signing you to pay them a percentage to do NOTHING of value for  you! They don’t work to promote you. They design lousy covers for their authors. And they only “publish” your stuff through a company like Createspace! So you end up paying THEM a percentage to do what you were already doing yourself, minus any really hard work like promoting. And yet I still see my fellow Indie authors signing with these types, because they still have this fantasy of being a “signed author”, and they think signing with one of these bullshit “publishers” makes that a reality suddenly.

It’s painful for me to watch at times, because what I see a lot of my fellow Indie authors going through with these fraud “publishers”, is what I experienced by choice five years ago! And any chance I get, I try to enlighten people about these groups. And some people listen, and take my advice. And some people ignore it and think they know how to best manage their own careers.

But what people don’t know, is that after I put out my first book in 2008, I went and studied Business in college. My experience with that vanity press put me off to writing any more books for the time being, so I immersed myself in studying Business, which was a recent passion of mine that developed. Then in early 2012, I started networking back into the writing community. I hadn’t lost my desire to write in my time away, and I was itching to get back into it full-time. So when I first heard about Createspace, and began studying the revolution that was taking place, I became really excited that FINALLY I would have an outlet for writing and publishing where I was responsible for my own success and failure. Being a Business student, going the route of self-publishing just seemed like a no-brainer with the tools that had come to be at my disposal by 2012.

 4.   Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?

What I do outside of writing, I don’t believe to be pertinent to my writing career. So I try to keep the two separate. If I have a day job somewhere, I don’t discuss my writing at work. I learned that lesson the hard way in 2009. Likewise, I don’t discuss any non-writing work, during my time as an author.

I know people like to know these things, but if you aren’t paid well enough by your writing to make it the only thing you do….you should keep it, and your day job, separate in my opinion.

I can tell you that throughout my life, I’ve done a little bit of everything. And while I used to hate having that kind of work history, it is one of the greatest resources I have at my disposal now as a writer. I have such a variety of experiences in the life I’ve lived. I literally have years and years worth of stories to tell and books to write.

5.   What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?

My latest book is entitled More Presents from T.H. Dillon.

The book in 20 words or less? “Fun and sexy scenarios, played out on the pages for consenting adults. The perfect quickie read”

 6.   As a self-publisher, do you have any plans to submit to a publish company? It is my understanding; some authors prefer to stay as a self-published author because of flexibility.

I do not have any plans to submit works to larger publishing companies. Some authors need that, almost as a validation of their abilities or something. But I am a regular guy, writing stories to entertain regular people. I am secure and confident in my own abilities, so I’m not seeking validation. Now it certainly is nice to feel wanted by the larger publishing companies, and that is an ultimate compliment. But if you’re not seeking validation, and you’re not chasing some fantasy of being a “big-time, rich and famous author”….then why would a person repeatedly expose themselves to regular, repeated, and formulaic rejection?

I know different authors prefer self-publishing for different reasons. There are those that prefer it for the complete control it offers the artist over the integrity of their work. And there are those who prefer it because, for whatever reason, they cannot…or would not…subject themselves to professional criticisms (like the kind a publisher would be giving you). Then you’ll have the types that are “Indie” to the bone, and any thought of signing with a publisher would be equated with “selling out”. There are any number of reasons why Indie authors prefer self-publishing.

I prefer it because of the control it allows me over the artistic vision and integrity I have for a project. But I say I prefer it….but to what? I certainly prefer it over any one these sham “publishers” running around. But at some point I’d like the notion of being a contracted author with a larger publishing house. As much fun as I have over-seeing my projects right now, and managing everything like my own personal business….I’m still a business-minded individual. And as such, I am always available to entertain intelligent and mutually beneficial offers from a larger publisher. At some point, it would be nice to have a little bit more security, and a little less to worry about so I can just free my mind to write and create. It can be quite taxing to wear two or three different hats as a self-published author. And all those stresses take their toll on creativity at times.

So if the right offer came along some day, something that made sense for all parties involved….then of course I am going to consider doing what is best for me and my family.

7.   How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?

Oh boy…

It’s hard to say. There is no “usual” for me because my writing is very much an artistic expression. Creation comes when it comes, how it comes. Certainly you can try to rush it…but then the final product suffers. And sometimes the thing you have to create is just burning a hole inside of you to get out….so you can end up losing yourself in those moments and just having a “Rainman” bender of creativity.

I learned a hard lesson about this, for myself, in 2013. I tried to schedule my projects and adhere to those strict deadlines, and I was pushing myself to turn out story after story for book after book. Well in the end, life happened. My father suffered a stroke a little while back, and all of a sudden my muse was GONE! Like, nowhere in sight. The mental and emotional toll some things can take on you, directly affect your creativity. With me especially. So right now, I’m fighting to get back on track with my projects…and More Presents from T.H. Dillon represents that struggle to get back into the thick of things, and pick up where I left off this past summer. So going forward into 2014, I know I need to be a lot more flexible with my book projects.

8.   What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?  

I am just getting started. Next up in the erotica genre is Christmas Presents from T.H. Dillon which is due out 11/27/13, the day before Thanksgiving. And that of course, is by design too. That book is going to be a compilation of sexy and fun scenarios for the Holiday season. Something to get you from Thanksgiving through Christmas, and possibly even New Year’s. The idea being, that the Holidays are stressful enough on you. So I want to give to you, the book that helps you unwind after Black Friday, or an especially difficult road-trip to the in-laws for dinner. Something fun and sexy for those otherwise taxing moments. 

I’ve already written in other genres, under other names, and I’ll continue to do so. But as for T.H. Dillon, the future is bringing with it some more compilations of sexy and fun scenarios for consenting adults, and beginning in 2014…some full-length books as well. I’ve got book projects lined up into 2016 currently, so there is no end in sight right now. It’s a real good time to get on board with T.H. Dillon, because I’m not going anywhere anytime soon…and I’m going to be having fun along the way and trying to include my fans with that as much as possible.

9.   What made you decide to write that genre of book?

Writing erotica and romance has really just been an evolution of sorts for me. The first creative writing I ever did outside of high-school, was poetry and love letters for an old lover. That morphed into writing erotic letters and emails. That was always well received, so naturally I gave it some consideration over the years as being an area of writing I might have success in.

 10. Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? (ex. write better at nights, with music, etc)

 Yes. I absolutely write better at night. The more distractions I have, the more my creativity suffers. So night time is the right time for me. And I almost always have music playing while I am writing. Music is the fuel of my creativity.

 11. Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title? How do come up with the titles?

 The first thing I come up with is the concept itself. For whatever reason, a book concept will pop into my head and then I am mulling it over to figure out if it’s worth pursuing or not. If I think it is, then usually titles just start popping in my head. I am very blessed creatively like that, and I suppose I could have applied those talents to a career in advertising or something. Both of my parents are extremely blessed with artistic talents and creative abilities, so I kind of got the double whammy of that for myself. Coming up with a title rarely troubles me. Almost as soon as I’ve come up with the concept, the title is right behind in my mind. Then it’s just a matter of creating the book and bringing that concept to fruition.

12. Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books?

 Absolutely. I am too deep and spiritual for there not to be some of that just naturally occurring in my writing. I’m not a soap-box writer, looking to carry out a personal vendetta. But if I have the chance to pass along a positive message, or a bit of wisdom or insight into something, through my writing…then I try not to ignore that opportunity. My main desire is to write things that improve your life in some way. If it helps you beat an addiction, leave an abusive spouse, go back to college and get a degree, or if it just makes your sex life better…or makes you smile or laugh while you’re reading it….then I’ve succeeded in helping to be a positive influence on you. 

13. Your favorite food is?

These days…it’s anything that tastes good, is good for me, and doesn’t cause me any great amount of discomfort in some way. Recent lifestyle changes have kind of stripped my diet of a lot of my old favorites.

14. Your favorite singer/group is?

 Oh man…I could not name you just one. And I couldn’t name you just ten either. My musical tastes vary that much, that I have dozens and dozens of favorites. A couple days ago, I was listening to Metallica while I wrote. And then the other day I was listening to Michael Jackson’s Thriller while I was editing. And right now, I am listening to some saxophone jazz while I answer these questions. It just depends on my mood at the time.

 15. Your favorite Author is?

 I don’t have one. I am not an avid reader, and when I do read…it’s usually non-fiction. I have author friends whom I’ve never even read. Only because I have a somewhat strict belief about reading fiction.

 Instead of having a favorite, I have respect for my peers that have earned it. I have tremendous respect for Stephen King, even though I’ve only read one of his fiction titles and immensely hated it. But I cannot deny what that man is to the industry. He is a giant. I have tremendous respect for J.K. Rowling even though I’ve never read a single Harry Potter book, and never will. Her success with that franchise is unrivaled by any other modern fiction author.

 I guess the best way to answer this is to say that my favorite author is any author who is humble, respectful, appreciative, and supportive of others. I have absolutely ZERO respect for the “authors” that are just chasing fame and fortune.

16. When you aren’t writing what do you do to relax and have fun? BESIDES WATCHING AND CHEERING  FOR PACKERS 🙂

Well the Packers are right up there at the top. Other things I enjoy include traveling and exploring new places, History, antique shopping, classic car shows, and any sort of competitive games. I play a lot of card games, chess, board games, sports, the occasional video game, etc. Basically anything that involves keeping my mind stimulated and active, then I am game for that.

 Thank you for taking the time on answering these. 

No problem! Thank you for the interview. I had a blast and I hope we can do another one down the road some time.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

T.H. Dillon (Thomas Hunter Dillon)     Thomas Hunter Dillon is a Midwestern writer living in the great state of Wisconsin. After being born and raised in the Madison area, his life has taken him around the entire state on some great and unique adventures that he strives to share in his writing. Erotic and sensual writing began as a hobby for him in his early 20’s and has recently become the foundation for his identity as T.H. Dillon. He writes in other genres as well, under other names. When not working on a current writing project, he enjoys passing time with good movies, sports, and classic cars. He also enjoys receiving messages and feedback from his readers, and tries to respond to them whenever possible.

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