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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

[Book Tour] Tamed by Stacey Kennedy #Interview #Giveaway


Tamed
Club Sin # 5
By: Stacey Kennedy
Releasing March 10, 2015
Loveswept


Blurb
USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy returns to the tantalizing world of Club Sin in an enticing novel of control and surrender.

Porter Marshall has nearly achieved his goal of becoming a Club Sin Master, but his new sub poses a much bigger challenge than he anticipated. Despite their mutual attraction and red-hot dungeon sessions, Kenzie Hart plays her own games. Her bratty, you-can’t-break-me attitude masks terrible personal hurt—pain that only the exquisite touch of a skilled Dom can release. But when Porter suggests taking their connection to the outside world, Kenzie denies him . . . which only makes him want her more.

Kenzie can’t ignore the raw, fierce bond she has with Porter. But she can’t give in to his dangerous demands, either. Is the passion they share real, or is he using her to solidify his status at Club Sin? And yet, who else can she trust with the shattering secrets she holds within? As Porter expertly brings her to the point of no return, Kenzie surrenders her body—and, piece by piece, her heart.

Tamed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19156931-tamed

Buy Links:  Amazon | Barnes | iTunes | Kobo


Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
I only do an outline of what is going to happen in the story. I never plan my characters out. I let them develop as I write the story, which can be a pain because I end up having to go back and change a lot. But that’s just how I write, and I long ago accepted that.

Who is your perfect hero? And why?
My perfect hero is someone respectful. People can be flawed, but one thing I can’t tolerate is a total douchebag of a guy. If a story has that it leaves me unable to relate to him because I could never imagine myself being with someone like that. I have to love the hero I’m writing about – so as long as he is respectable when making mistakes I can forgive him.

How did you get the idea for this particular novel?
This idea developed over the entire Club Sin books. I knew Kenzie would have an interesting story and I knew exactly the type of guy she’d need to open her heart up again. I guess I just wasn’t expecting how emotional their story would end up – I cried. A lot.

What is your favorite scene in your new release?
Below is one of my favorite scenes from TAMED. It’s when Kenzie finally realizes that she needs to depend on people. I swear when I wrote this scene I could feel Kenzie trusting Porter in a way she has never trusted anyone. It was a switch in their relationship when Kenzie finally let her guard down. And well, Porter, was just being his dominant self and I love that about him!

The bright sunlight shining through the window woke Kenzie, as did a headache the size of Las Vegas. She groaned, refusing to open her eyes, feeling as if she belonged six feet under. Someone clearing his throat refused her wish to die right then and there, and she forced one eye open.
First, she noticed a cathedral ceiling with white beams and light wood planks. She lifted her head, instantly regretting it as it throbbed in retribution. The room spun as she focused on the simple oak furniture in the room and the pictures of old Vegas on the walls. Confused by her surroundings, she sat up, and felt a tug on her wrist. Instant fear washed through her and she shot up, discovering she was handcuffed to a bed wearing only her bra and panties. 
She scanned the room quickly. That’s when she realized she wasn’t alone.

Porter sat in the light blue chair in the corner of the room. She heaved a long sigh. “Jesus H. Christ, don’t do that to me.” Rubbing her temple, she added, “For a moment there I thought I’d been goon-napped.” 
“Now, why would you think that?” Porter’s voice was tense. 
Kenzie waved him off. “Never mind.” She gave her head another good rub before she shifted against the pillows, getting a little more comfortable. 
Porter sat in complete silence, studying her with a closed-off expression. She became bored with the staring contest, so she examined the room some more, now understanding that this had to be Porter’s bedroom. Tidy, masculine, and simple, the room reflected Porter perfectly. “Mind explaining this?” She shook her arm, rattling the handcuff against the steel headboard. 
He didn’t reply. 
The last thing she remembered was getting into the cab with him, and she guessed she fell asleep. Guilt and embarrassment flooded her at her behavior, warming her cheeks. God, she’d acted so foolishly last night. I barfed in a plant!

She regarded Porter, and the tight corners of his mouth indicated his obvious annoyance about last night. “Okay, I’m sorry. You were right to make me leave. Thank you for that. It wasn’t my finest moment.” 
He snorted. “I would say not.” 
She waited for him to get up and remove the handcuff, but he didn’t. So there they sat, stalemated. Minutes passed, and the silence was awkward and uncomfortable. “Is there something you want me to say?” 
He didn’t respond. 
Kenzie huffed. This Dom was seriously becoming a pain in her ass. A hot Dom with wicked touches, of course, but an irritating one nonetheless. The silence became daunting. “Listen, my bladder is about to explode. If you don’t want me to pee on your bed, you better unlock me.” 
His frown deepened. “Not good enough.” 
She gawked at him, though within his hard reply she recognized what he wanted. The fact that her bladder hurt in a bad way had her easily saying, “Porter, I need you to help me. Please unlock these.” 
He rose and then approached the side of the bed. “There, you just asked for help. See how easy that was? Next time it won’t be so hard for you.” Sitting down next to her, he unlocked the handcuff from her wrist, leaving it dangling on the headboard. “The bathroom is there.” He pointed to the closed door by the closet. 
Kenzie jumped out of bed, cursing her throbbing head with every step she took. She made it to the bathroom in two-point-two seconds and was out not long after. When she reentered the bedroom, she found that Porter had removed the handcuff from the bed. She couldn’t help but wonder what other paraphernalia he had. But sex, vanilla or otherwise, was completely out of the question right now. 
Porter patted the bed, and once Kenzie joined him, sitting cross-legged with her back against the pillows, he grasped her wrist. He massaged it and said, “Tell me what is going on with you.” 
She noted his soft expression, seeing only concern there. Fuck, even she knew last night she had crumbled to pieces, and he knew it, too. But with Porter, there was something warm that she could easily trust. “I’m a hot mess.” 
“That is clearly apparent.” He used soft massaging pressure on her wrist, stroking her arm where the handcuff had been. “I have no idea why you are keeping everyone out, when I know for a fact you have many friends you could talk to. I don’t understand why you feel that you can’t share what you’re going through, but I’m telling you this now: You are not leaving this bed until you talk to me.”

If you could be one of your characters - Who would you be? And why?
I would be any of my heroines. Why? Because they live pretty fantastic lives that are super sexy. I mean, really, who wouldn’t want to be them at some time or another?

Flirting Questions 
What’s your favorite body part of the opposite sex?
Arms. I am a total sucker for men with sexy arms!!

When was your last kiss?
This morning.

What’s an absolute no-no in a relationship?
Lying. I hate liars and have no time for them. Trust is a major thing for me.

What’s your idea of a perfect date?
Just me and my hubs. I don’t need much to make me happy.

Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yep. I’ve experienced it with my hubby and we’ve been married 10 years. I knew—and he knew—before we even went out on our first date that we’d get married. True story!

Flirting Quickies:  

Boxers or Briefs?  Boxers

Facial hair or clean shaven? Clean shaven

Alpha or Beta? Alpha

Planner or Panster? Panster

Laptop or desktop? Laptop
Twilight or Fifty Shades? Fifty Shades
Spotlight or In the Shadows? In the Shadows
City or Country? Country
Christmas or Halloween? Christmas
Optimist or pessimist? Optimist

 Author Info

Stacey Kennedy is the USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled, and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion—always staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories.
She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on Mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter, and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones, and Sons of Anarchy.

Author Links:  Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Website | Goodreads
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