Hey all! Today as part of the Reclaiming The Edge tour, I’m lucky enough to have Sara Brookes here. Please enjoy the wonderful words of this incredibly talented, sweetheart friend of mine!
Thank you so much for stopping by today Sara. For those who aren’t familiar with you, tell us a bit about yourself and your work.
Thanks so much for having me here, Liia! I’m Sara Brookes and I’ve been writing professionally for around five years. I’m not someone that sticks to one particular genre or heat level in romance, mostly because I love different aspects of different genres. Be it contemporary, paranormal, futuristic/sci-fi or urban fantasy, spicy hot or page scorching erotica—if the story and/or characters interest me, I’m going to write the book.
What persuaded you to write this ‘Quickie’ follow up to Ragged Edge?
While working on the next story in the series with different character, Dalton, Erin & Cade suddenly showed up for a guest appearance. Dalton made a veiled comment about things being difficult for them, and the birth idea was born.
It’s no secret that Erin, Dalton and Cade have intense chemistry and make a fantastically loveable trio. What is your favourite part about their relationship?
None of the characters hold back their passion for one another. It doesn’t matter the situation, they each love each other unconditionally. The storyline of Reclaiming the Edge displays that perfectly, I think. Loving someone no matter how damaged they feel they are.
As well as being incredibly hot, this book is very emotional – I’ll admit I was a bit of a mess during one particular scene – how do you balance the two? Getting just the right amount of each within a short space?
It doesn’t happen often, but this story poured onto the page. So there wasn’t too much to finding a balance with this story because it already existed. The thing I actually worried about balancing was the heat. This story was easily the hottest thing I’ve written to date. I was actually worried my editor would ask me to tone it down!
Favourite scene of the book to write – without giving too much away for those that haven’t read it yet of course.
When Erin crashes emotionally it was incredibly tough—and fantastic—to write. It’s a powerful moment, and one of my favorites.
Were any of these characters inspired by anyone?
Sadly no, they are solely from my twisted, little brain 100%. It’s a rare occurrence for one of my characters to come from someone I personally know in my life.
What do you need to help you write? A particular food, drink, item…?
Other than coffee being a must, I usually need to listen to music. I sunk money into an excellent pair of noise-cancelling headphones for working at home when the family is at home as well. Otherwise, when they’re not home—the speakers on the laptop are blaring!
And finally, out of all the genres you write, which do you find the most fun AND which is the hardest?
I love writing futuristic/sci-fi romance! Luckily, my publishers have allowed me to indulge my love for writing in that genre. I just returned first round edits to my editor for Her Master’s Collar, a futuristic bounty hunter novella set for release in May 2013 from Ellora’s Cave. Believe it or not, BDSM is the hardest, even though I love writing it too. It can be just as emotionally draining for me as it is for the characters.
The sexual journey of Dalton, Cade and Erin begins in Ragged Edge. You won’t want to miss the beginning of their lusty connection!
It isn’t a birthday celebration without a little pain to chase the pleasure—at least according to Dalton and Cade, the two men who stole Erin’s heart. Relationships are complicated and Erin has been retreating—both emotionally and physically—from her lovers. Pushed away for reasons they don’t understand, and determined to erode her resistance, the men devise a wicked plan. They intend to use two very special gifts and one captivating night to reclaim her submission. But Erin’s trip to subspace extracts a heart-wrenching confession that threatens to rip the triad apart forever.
Warning: Contains a well-trained, dirty-talking submissive who succumbs to the commands of her Master, custom nipple clamps, tongue wagging oral sex, a well-deserved punishment with a butt plug, men who share more than a few heart-racing kisses and a custom-made-work-of-art sex chair that shows this M/M/F triad just how powerful their passion for one another is. And that’s just chapter one.
Sara Brookes is an award-winning author who has always been fascinated by the strange, the unusual, the twisted and the lost (tortured heroes are her personal favorite). She is an action movie junkie, addicted to coffee and has been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing RPG video games. Despite all this, she is a romantic at heart and is always a sucker for an excellent love story.
You can contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 5583 Suffolk, VA 23435
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Here’s another little snippet from my first ever Fae story (but definitely not the last) which will be released late January by Evernight Publishing *squee*
Looking up, she found his blue eyes darkened with arousal. His groin pressed up against her pelvis, a rock hard cock pushing into her lower stomach.
“Don’t I at least get a kiss as a thank you?”
She blinked and cocked her head. “For catching me?” He had to be kidding. “I would have righted myself in time.”
I’ve been away in Bali for the week enjoying some time with my Bali family, but now it’s back to the real world. So I figured I’d share something from East Willow, my Young Adult, showing just how real Liana’s world can be.
Riel emerged from the house, head down, hair covering his eyes as he approached me slowly. With each step he looked more like a predator than ever. I scrambled up the wall, clutching the pendant at my chest. Oh crap. I’d just killed his friend, in his house. After accusing them both of lying.
Don’t forget to stop by the SSS site for snippets from some other great authors.
This week’s six is from my Young Adult which will hopefully have a home soon… Hope you enjoy!
My darling Liana just killed her first vampire… By accident.
Riley’s appearance changed, her eyes blackening as they became vampiric. Her fangs glistened as she sneered at me, aiming straight for my throat. I held my left hand out to stop her – gold glimmer making its way up my arm, bursting out of my palm to hit her directly in the chest. Her eyes widened as she stopped suddenly. Looking down at the gaping wound in her chest, she glared silently back at me before her eyes rolled in the back of her head and she fell to the floor.
Recoiling, I stepped away from her body watching in horror as she flopped lifelessly, her skin turning a sick grey before becoming a dark blue.
Happy Sunday everyone!
Today I’m back from sickness with a lovely little six and some big news! First of all, thank you to everyone who keeps supporting this starving author and buys & reads my books. Now for my six.
A smug smirk spread across Randor’s lips at her words. “You were worried about me?”
She removed her hands from his grip and slapped him on the chest lightly. “Don’t ruin the moment, assassin. Just kiss me.”
Clearly, he didn’t need to be told twice.
And finally my news… The above six was from Dark Waters – an erotic fantasy novella I’ve had in the works for a while now. And I’m so unbelievably incredibly happy to announce that it’s found a home at Evernight Publishing!
I don’t have a release date yet because the contract is literally brand spanking new, but I’m happy I’ve managed to keep it to myself for so long lol
Anyway that’s my awesome news, I’m still squeeing that I finally get to work with Evernight and be a part of their incredibly talented family and look forward to now writing the next 2 books I have planned in this series (all novellas).
So, happy Sunday all!