CONTEMPORARY EROTIC ROMANCE (BDSM, MENAGE)
The Connaghers #3
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, coming May 8, 2012
All fire and gunpowder need is a stray spark…
The day one of her old clients gunned down a cop, former defense attorney Vicki Connagher lost everything—her passion for justice, and her lover, Detective Elias Reyes. The dead cop’s partner.
Even though she’s following her dream to start her own fashion line, it’s tough with heartache as her only companion. Until she brings Jesse, a wandering street artist, in from a freak Texas snowstorm. His submissive flirting brings out dominant tendencies she never knew she possessed, yet she hesitates to let him take her as far and as hard as she wants to go. Some homeless junkie in Vicki’s house? Not on Elias’s watch. Pride kept him away, but as long as Jesse is staying in Vicki’s downstairs shop, he’s staying with Vicki. On the couch, but it’s a start.
As the days go by, the three work out an uneasy alliance. But Vicki’s joy at having Elias back in her life is tempered with a growing desire to have it all. Elias in her bed, and Jesse under her command. The only question remaining is if her tough alpha cop is willing to embrace all that she is…
Product Warnings Explicit sex, BDSM, a tough alpha cop, a reluctant Domme, and a smoldering submissive street artist willing to do anything to belong to her.
Get your copy May 8th at Samhain Publishing! Check out the latest review of Yours To Take at Joyfully Reviewed
Ali: Is there an author that makes you go all "fangirl?"
Joely: Several! Lynn Viehl, Robert Jordan (so sad that he passed away), and Larissa Ione are at the top of my list. I met Larissa at RT in Chicago and barely held back my squees!
Ali: If you could co-write with another author who would it be and why?
Joely: My sister, Molly Burkhart. She’s hilarious and loves a good fight scene. Plus we both love zombies!
Ali: The world is under attack and you are forced to run for your life. You only have room for one book in your survival kit, what book do you take?
Joely: It’d be a toss up between The Swiss Family Robinson and The Zombie Survival Guide.
Ali: Who are your favorite literary characters? (Yours or someone else's)
Joely: If we’re talking mine, Gregar, the wickedly sexy assassin from the Shanhasson series. Otherwise, Drogo in Game of Thrones, Cherijo in Viehl’s StarDoc series, and Elizabeth Bennett.
Ali: Are there any of your secondary characters you would like to give more life to?
Joely: Someday, I’d really like to do Mama Connagher’s story (Conn, Victor, and Vicki’s Mama from The Connaghers series).
Ali: If you friends were asked to describe you in one word what would it be?
Ali: What is your greatest passion?
Joely: Other than my family, writing. I think I’d die if I had to give it up.
Ali: Where do you do your best work?
Joely: 5 AM, the only person awake in the whole house, with a steaming cup of coffee and my laptop downstairs in my office. However, it’s HARD to get up that stinking early! I go through months where I can get up consistently; others not so much. Like Jan - April this year. :( Winter months and DST kill me.
Ali: Do you find it harder to write a full-length novel or novellas?
Joely: Novellas are tough but a challenge I can’t resist. I like a lot of worldbuilding along with the smexy time, which is hard to fit into a small package!
Ali: When did you fall in love...with writing?
Joely: Sept 2003 I had a talk with my sister that I’ll never forget. We’ve both been writing ever since.
Ali: Who is your greatest inspiration?
Joely: My kids. They’re so creative and brilliant and funny in their own ways.
Ali: Is there a trope out there that you hate?
Joely: I hate you, I hate you more, no, I lurve you…
Ali: Are you a plotter or fly by the seat of your pants writer?
Joely: Both, though I mostly plot.
Ali: What is your favorite thing to do outside of writing?
Joely: Getting lost in a book
*Favorite color: red
*Favorite food: coffee (as much as I go through, it’s a food)
*Boots or heels: Boots with heels!
*eReader or Print: Ereader (kindle)
*Social Media: Love it or Hate it: Love Twitter, working on more facebook
*Beer, Liquor or Wine: Wine (red)
*Favorite place to get it on besides the bedroom: On the page!
*Favorite TV Show: Judge Judy
*Favorite Book series (besides your own): Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series
*Pj’s or Lingerie: PJs
*Vampires vs. Shifters: Vampires
*Favorite Genre: anything mixed/crossed genres
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