Flirting With Romance Closing

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

[Book Tour] Coming Unbound by Lacey Savage & Interview


Coming Unbound
by Lacey Savage

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BLURB:
Ginny and Cole have struggled to connect intimately since before their marriage. When Cole suggests they surprise each other with the most sexually daring things they can dream up for their anniversary, Ginny reluctantly musters every ounce of courage she possesses to get nipple piercings.

Cole’s surprise?

He’s turned their suburban basement into a dungeon—and hired a sexy Dom to teach them the art of BDSM.

Desperately in love with his wife, Cole’s aware of sensitive sexual demons in Ginny’s past, and will try anything to beat them. Whips, toys, ménage play with the Dom…all these and more could help Ginny find pleasure, break through her issues.

Or, if they’re not careful, possibly just break Ginny.

EXCERPT:


By the time our third round of drinks arrived, we’d determined that I had no imagination of my own, which probably explained why I had chosen technical writing as a career.

We had also established that I’d never thought about dressing up as a naughty nurse or a strict schoolteacher or a sexy maid. I didn’t fantasize about being blindfolded or tickled with a feather or covered in chocolate sauce. I’d also never wanted to have sex in public or watch porn or pose for nude photos.

“Wow.” Donna twirled the stem of her martini glass between her fingers. “So what do you fantasize about?”

 An image of a woman tied to a tree in a dark forest flashed through my head. It was brief and sudden, jolting me so I sat ramrod straight in my chair. “Nothing.”

 She tilted her head at an angle and looked at me as if I’d just sprouted a third eyeball in the middle of my forehead. “Come on. You can’t be serious.”

 I couldn’t hold her gaze anymore, so I looked past her right shoulder into the crowd. I used to have fantasies. Filthy ones that involved whips and pain and reddened flesh. But Ben had cured me of those long ago.

 “There’s something wrong with me, isn’t there?” I was feeling more and more miserable with each passing second, and the cocktails weren’t helping. I huffed out a breath. “Listen, I like sex. It’s pleasurable and pleasant and nice.”

 Donna’s laugh startled me. It went on and on. “Nice?” She gasped when she could finally catch her breath and dabbed a tear from the corner of her eye. “Sex is nice? No, no, no. A foot rub is nice. A perfect creme brûlée is nice. The sight of a sleeping kitten is nice. Sex is… It’s toe-curling, incredible, mind-blowing.”

 I lifted an eyebrow. “Mind-blowing?”

 She nodded. “If you’re doing it right.”

 Clearly I’d been doing it wrong for a very long time. Was that my fault or Cole’s? I still had so many questions, and I was no closer to figuring out how to surprise my husband for our anniversary.

 I stared down into my empty glass. “There aren’t enough drinks in the world for this.”




Welcome Lacey!

What sparked your interest in becoming a romance writer?
I read a book from Ellora’s Cave (Cheyenne McCray’s King of Hearts, the first book in her Wonderland series), and I was absolutely blown away. I’d never read an erotic romance before, and it was as though an entire world opened up for me right then and there. I remember turning the last page and sitting there for a while, contemplating this new genre. I started writing my first novella the next day.

What was the first romance novel you read that made an impression on you?
Without a doubt, it was Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon. I was instantly swept away by the immersive story, and her characters stuck with me for a long time after reading that book. I kept thinking about Jaimie… who to me embodies the perfect hero. Passionate, strong, protective, and loyal to a fault. I’ve reread the book a dozen times in the past fifteen years, and I have the same emotional, overwhelming response to it each and every time.

Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
A little bit of both. I do some advance planning before I start. I like to know my main characters’ overall GMC (goal, motivation and conflict), and a little bit about them and their backgrounds. But beyond those basic things, I let their actions speak for themselves during the book. I’m often amazed by what I discover about them while I write, and although it sometimes leads to a lot of revision, I’m always grateful for those insights I wouldn’t have had any other way.

Do you have a specific writing style?
I write very emotionally intense scenes, so I tend to spend a lot of time in my characters’ heads. I don’t do as much descriptive writing as other authors, preferring action, strong dialogue, and inner monologue to setting, for example.

What type of book have you always wanted to write?
I adore epic fantasy (like George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones), and I hope to some day tackle a manuscript in that genre, but I haven’t been brave enough to attempt that yet.

Thanks so much!


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Award-winning author Lacey Savage loves to write about her dreams - or more specifically, she loves to breathe life into her steamy fantasies (and she's got plenty!). She pens erotic tales of true love and mythical destiny, peopled with strong alpha heroes and feisty heroines. A hopeless romantic, Lacey loves writing about the intimate, sensual side of relationships. She currently resides in Ottawa, Canada, with her loving husband and their mischievous cat.

Links

Website: http://www.laceysavage.com

Blog: http://www.laceysavage.com/blog/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/laceysavage

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lacey.savage.7

Book buy link: http://www.ellorascave.com/coming-unbound.html


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11 comments:

  1. Sounds like a raunchy, steamy, fun novel! I can't wait to see more along the tour!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Oh yeah, it's definitely all three of those things... and it was a blast to write! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Thanks so much for having me here today, and for the fabulous interview questions! :)

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    1. It was great to have you! Thanks for being here. :)

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  3. Sounds really unique and also very hot.

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    1. Whoever said married couples can't have hot sex was definitely mistaken. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Outlander is such a great book! I re-read it a couple of years ago and still think it's a classic.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  5. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  6. Yay thanks for the giveaway!

    amzpar[at]gmail[dot]com

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  7. Backtracking on the tour stops, so sorry to be late. Sounds like a very hot steamy read.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

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