First business, the winner from Lorraine’s post is Comment #3. Congratulations, BN!
Today is fellow Evernighter Kassanna. She’s an All Romance best seller and I’m so happy to welcome her here to the blog. One lucky comment will win a free copy of her current release, Keep Me Satisfed! (Winner announced this Friday, so don’t delay!) Take it away!
1) How long have you been writing?
On and off twenty plus years…seriously three years
2) How many balls do you juggle on a daily basis, and how do you manage to keep them all in the air (usually), (ball = work, writing, family, etc.)
I part owner to a business. I am a mother. I am a wife. I write. I like to volunteer although I haven’t had much time to do that lately. I try to keep everything running smoothly but I can’t say that is always the case. I’m thankful everything hasn’t fallen down around my feet.
3) When is your next release due out and can you tell the audience about it? I have three releases for the month of April. The first, Keep Me Satisfied came out on the fifth and is the second book in the Club Lexx Series after Whip Me Real Good. The other two books Sex Oughta Be Luscious is my Cougar short and it will be out shortly. My third book is Keys to Victory, that’s my voodoo paranormal. I believe that’s slated for the end of the month.
4) What is it about the erotic romance genre that you like so much?
I love the interaction between the characters. People have sex. It’s a normal and rather pleasant experience. So why not express that in a book…explicitly, LOL. I think erotic romance allows you to get lost in your fantasies without actually fulfilling them.
5) Do you think you’ll move to another genre, and if yes, what to and when?
Not at the moment, I quite comfortable where I’m at.
6) Sweet or sour?
7) Chocolate or vanilla ice cream?
I like the swirl. Love to mix it up
Alexandra “Lex” Lexington is on the run. She thought she could handle the stalker that dogged her every step. Realizing how wrong she was, she sought the protection of her brother, John. New problems arise, namely John’s sexy security specialist, Adam Manchester. Buried desire for the infuriating man have risen to the surface and Lex institutes a plan of seduction that he’ll never see coming.
But her stalker has found her again with deadly intentions.
Adam Manchester handles John’s security for the Lexington Corp. He and John have been friends since childhood, and he knows the family well. Lex, she’s special, and not just to her brothers, but to him. Just not in a brotherly fashion. Now John is asking him to look after her while he’s away on business. Adam’s problem—how does he watch the woman that he desires to possess without acting on those long denied feelings?
“Gotcha.” Thick arms grabbed her by the middle from behind, pulling her away from the edge.
Lex didn’t think about it. She reacted. Her boot came down hard on the in-step of the foot next to hers. She was abruptly let go and took a step forward, turning on the ball of her feet before she tumbled over the edge of the loading bay. She slipped to the side and out of the reach of the unknown person, and then drew herself to her full height, dropping her arms and forming fists in anticipation, ready to counter another attack.
She looked right into the cool brown eyes of Adam.
“What the hell was that for?” Adam yelled, stretching out his leg and rotating his foot.
“I didn’t know who was behind me. You could have been a damn stalker for all I knew. You should’ve said something.” She relaxed her shoulders and hands.
“That wouldn’t have been a problem if you’d stayed in the damn club.” He took a menacing step toward her.
“Funny, last I checked John was gone and my daddy was dead. Sorry, but your opinion doesn’t count.” Lex held her ground and raised her chin.
“I think that’s part of your problem. J.L. should have spanked you as a child. Instead he let you run around wild thinking you could do anything without any fear of the consequences.” Adam moved closer.
“Spankings? Are you kidding? I feel sorry for any kid you have. As for daddy, let’s leave him out of this. As I see it right now, you’re not quite measuring up to the man.” Her heart pounded in her chest and the breeze whipping through the loading dock chilled her damp skin.
“You always did have a sharp tongue. Maybe it’s time someone to taught you a lesson.” Adam was in her space so close she could see the pulsing vein at the side of his neck.
“Really? You and what army?” Lex looked up at him, meeting his gaze, and cocked an arched brow.
She knew she’d gone too far when she felt the pinch of Adam’s fingers on her sides. The wind ruffled her hair, pushing the short tresses into her face as he walked her backwards the few steps to pin her against the wall. He leaned in and rested his forearms against the concrete block on either side of her head. His pushed a hard thigh between her legs, forcing her to separate them. She lifted her eyes and met his. Her breathing was coming in short pants and her heart played racquetball with her ribs.
She had only ever dreamed he would get this close to her. Lex bit down on the inside of her cheek, flinching from the pain. Not a dream. She went on the offensive.
Closing her eyes and grabbing his face, she pulled his head down as she rose up on her toes and pressed her lips to his. She licked at his lips and slid her hands around his neck, one hand rubbing the silky hairs at the back of his head.
She felt his momentary hesitation before he gave into the kiss. On a sigh, his lips parted and she pressed her tongue forward, slipping it into his mouth. Darting back and forth, deeper into the warm recesses of his mouth, she tasted the hint of peppermint on his breath before pulling back. She nibbled on his bottom lip with her teeth. Vibrations rumbled in his chest from the groans escaping through his lips, and Lex’s body reacted to the material that bunched and stretched between them. Her nipples ached as they became sharp points beneath the thin cloth of her bra. Adam’s hands moved to grip her shoulders and she felt his fingertips digging into her soft skin through her shirt. He wedged his hard thigh against her pussy, levering her higher, pushing the seam of her pants and panties between the damp recess of her nether lips.