Guest Post: Naughty Threesome

Today the blog is being hijacked by three ladies from Total E-Bound publishing, and one of them is my usual partner in crime, Marie Sexton. It seems she is just naughty wherever she goes.

They’re having a contest too, so be sure to pay attention. You might win things!

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Hello, and welcome to Day 6 of the Naughty Threesome Blog Tour! We’re here celebrating our newest m/m romances from Total E-Bound. We’re giving away a prize at the end of the tour, so be sure to leave us a comment to enter.

First off, tell us about yourself.

Talia: I’m a romantic who believes that family, no matter if it is by blood or those you choose as family, is integral to who you are. I enjoy creating stories that encompass all that falling in love or lust entails, from the highs of that first blush of attraction to the lows of not knowing if you can make your coming together as a couple work, and then finally to the acceptance of the reality of making a life together. It’s all about the journey.

Next  to writing,  reading is one of the things I like to do. Give me a good book and I’m a happy person. Another of my favorite things to do is to watch movies. I’m partial to musicals/dance movies, fantasies or blow things up.

Sue: I’m a pond-hopping Brit who’s recently returned to the UK after eight years in Arizona. I have a very patient husband and a boy on the cusp of adolescence, which I’m dreading. We have two cats and live in a rented house that’s over two hundred years old. I work as an Administrative Assistant in a Care Home for the Elderly and it’s a hell of a lot more fun than all those years as a Town Planner.  Apart from writing, I love cooking and then eating what I’ve cooked.

Marie: I live in Colorado with my wonderful husband. We’ve been married for fifteen years, but together for twenty. We have one dog, one cat, and a seven year old daughter who is way too damn stubborn. I’m a fan of the Denver Broncos, wine, and just about anything testosterone-driven. I also co-host a site with Heidi Cullinan called Coffee and Porn in the Morning. Naughty pics and ebook giveaways. http://cupoporn.wordpress.com.

What’s your favorite holiday?

 Talia: I have two Thanksgiving and Christmas. Both is about eating and family and friends. I love being with my family and friends. Love the whole cheer of the holidays.

Sue: It would be Thanksgiving for me too. I love the relatively non-commercial feel of the holiday. I’ll miss it now I’m back in the UK.

Marie: Thanksgiving! It’s made up of my perfect trifecta: food, family, and football.

What’s your favorite food?

Talia: Potatoes. I love potatoes done anyway I can get them. Yummy.

Sue: Pasta, definitely pasta.

Marie: Cheese. I’ve never met a cheese I didn’t like.

Favorite ice cream flavor?

Talia: Pralines and Cream from Baskin and Robbins

Sue: Baskin and Robbins German Chocolate Cake

Marie: Mint chocolate chip

Dogs or cats?

 Talia: Both. Although at the moment I don’t have any pets.

Sue: Cats, I have two. They keep my lap warm during the cold English winters.

Marie: I have both, but which one I like best depends greatly on the day.

Coffee or tea?

 Talia: Tea. Coffee makes me more hyper than I already am. LOL.

Sue: Coffee. Don’t even look at me until I’ve had my first coffee. Not pretty. Not nice.

Marie: COFFEE. Definitely coffee.

Let’s have a quick rundown on the new release:

 Talia: Ralston’s Way is about a cowboy who hates change and likes things his way. When he meets a computer guru who enjoys pushing him he decides to have him. His way. But the computer guru has his own ideas.

Blurb:

Blayne Dalton knows from their first introduction he will need all his calm reasonable skills to deal with Morgan Ralston. The rancher is aggravating and determined to avoid him. The calm he is known for goes out of the window. He can’t decide if he’d rather deck him or kiss him senseless. How do you rope a cowboy? You teach him that not everything has to be his way.

Morgan Ralston likes things his way. On his ranch, he is the one who make the decisions. Well at least he is supposed to be. When his brother decides to hire a new office manager and cook he knows it will lead to nothing but disruptions. What he gets is not what he expected. The man who becomes his office manager is not a problem to the ranch. The trouble is of a more personal nature—to his libido. Avoiding him doesn’t work. It’s time to approach this as he does everything else. After all when it comes down to it…there isn’t any other way but Ralston’s Way.

Buy it here: http://tiny.cc/3mqw2

Sue: ‘Stolen Summer is about having happiness snatched away and then fighting hard to get it back. Evan and Colin go through some tough times together and apart.

Blurb:

The last thing journalist Evan Harrison expects to hear, when he returns from covering the war in Afghanistan, is that his best friend, Colin Williams, is in love with him.

Colin, an Oxford Professor with a poet’s soul and a roving eye, turns out to be a temptation Evan can’t resist. What he discovers is that sex with Colin is hot, wild and relentless. The two of them embark on a passionate affair and Evan knows he’s going to spend his days with Colin – after one last assignment.

A western journalist in Pakistan is too tempting a target for local insurgents. Evan’s ‘Oh-shit’ sense fails dismally when he is taken hostage and spends four months refusing to let his captors grind him down by clinging to memories of the lover he left behind. Freedom from captivity, however, doesn’t bring freedom from terror. The legacy of Evan’s ordeal results in meltdowns and nightmares that threaten to destroy his life with Colin. He can’t even seek comfort in lovemaking because the pills intended to save his sanity kill his desire.

Evan seizes a chance to put his nightmares behind him by taking one final assignment, covering unrest in Jordan. Colin sees Evan’s decision as the end of a relationship he fought hard to save. If Evan makes it back to England in one piece, winning Colin back will be the toughest assignment he’s ever faced.

Buy it here: http://tiny.cc/5qsa0

Marie: Song of Oestend is my first non-contemporary. It’s a fantasy novel, set in a frontier-style alternate universe. It has a cowboy, a haunted house, wraiths, and some very mild bondage. 😉

Blurb:

Aren Montrell has heard tales of the Oestend wraiths – mysterious creatures which come in the night and kill anyone who’s not indoors. Aren’s never had reason to believe the stories, but when he takes a job as a bookkeeper on the BarChi, a dusty cattle ranch on the remote Oestend prairie, he soon learns that the wraiths are real. Aren suddenly finds himself living in a supposedly haunted house and depending on wards and generators to protect him from unseen things in the night. As if that’s not enough, he has to deal with a crotchety old blind woman, face “cows” that look like nothing he’s ever seen before, and try to ignore the fact that he’s apparently the most eligible bachelor around.

Aren also finds himself the one and only confidante of Deacon, the BarChi’s burly foreman. Deacon runs the BarChi with an iron fist and is obviously relieved to finally have somebody he can talk to. As their relationship grows, Aren learns there’s more to Deacon and the BarChi than he’d anticipated. Deacon seems determined to deny both his Oestend heritage and any claim he may have to the BarChi ranch, but if Aren is to survive the perils of Oestend, he’ll have to convince Deacon to stop running from the past and finally claim everything that’s his.

Buy it here: http://tiny.cc/mkqzb

 

What are you working on now?

 Talia: The next in my Prentiss and Impressions series.

 Sue: A wangsty romance between a chef and a gardener. It’s all about getting over loss.

 Marie: Absolutely nothing. I have several projects in the contemplative stage, but haven’t committed to anything yet. I do have a kinky space pirate novella scheduled for release in late 2011 or early 2012 with Silver Publishing.

Name your three favorite books or series, or three favorite authors (your choice). (or you could do, the ones that influenced you the most, if that makes it easier)

 Talia: I read so much I have too many to list.

Sue: We Speak No Treason, by Rosemary Hawley Jarman; Rivals by Jilly Cooper and Csardas by Diane Pearson.

 Marie: Doctrine of Labyrinths, by Sarah Monette (especially the first two books, Melusine, and The Virtu); Harry Potter; Raised by Wolves, by W.A. Hoffman

Name one irrational phobia you have.

 Talia: Can’t think of any.

 Sue: Spiders or cockroaches…actually anything crawly like that, especially when they’re invading my space.

Marie: Earwigs. Nasty, disgusting little things. *shudder*

Where would you go for your next vacation if money and time were no issue?

 Talia: A trip around the world. I would love to visit everywhere and see all they have.

 Sue: I’d love to go back to the Hunza Valley in Pakistan. It’s gorgeous and the people are lovely. Karimabad is a small place clinging to the slopes of the mountains. There’s no better place to watch the sun set and rise. Peaceful and breathtaking.

 Marie: I would probably go back to Hawaii. My family spent Thanksgiving there a few years ago – myself, my husband and our daughter, my parents, his parents, and both of his brothers. We rented this unbelievable vacation home, right on the ocean, with a private snorkeling pond. We cooked our entire Thanksgiving dinner on the grill and ate it on the patio overlooking the ocean. It was amazing. If I had enough money, I’d buy that house in a heartbeat.

What was your first job? What did you like or not like about it?

 Talia: I was a cashier at Kentucky Fried Chicken. I enjoyed seeing the families that came by. Hated how I couldn’t get the smell of chicken out of my clothing.

Sue: My first real job was in a pizza parlour. For years the only recipe I had for pizza dough made 36 large bases. The people phoning in orders used to drive me mad. “Um, so…I’d like one large pizza. Can I have half with pepperoni and sausage, the other half with extra cheese and peppers. Oh, wait….never mind. Can you make it one quarter with pepperoni and anchovies….”  I never could figure out how to slice two dozen onions without crying, but I loved the free lunches.

Marie: My first job was working at a record store. Technically, I wasn’t old enough to work, so they paid me in free merchandise. I had hundreds of records. I also learned what it’s like to be sexually harassed by your boss. My first real job was Taco Bell. In some ways it was hell, but I wouldn’t trade those years for anything. I’m still friends with many of the people I met there. Some of the most amazing moments of my life happened behind that greasy counter.

If I came to your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would I find?

Talia: Baking things. I love to bake and always have something I made in my fridge.

Sue: Bacon, pickled onions, two large bars of chocolate.

Marie: Cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.

If you could solve one historical mystery or unsolved crime, which would it be?

 Talia: I’m drawing a blank. There are so many I could say but can’t think of even one.

Sue: I’d like to prove beyond reasonable doubt, that Richard III did not murder the Princes in the Tower.

 Marie: Lizzy Borden. I’ve seen several documentaries exploring different theories, and I find the case absolutely fascinating.

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 Please be sure to follow us on our blog tour. We’re keeping track of everybody who leaves a comment along the way, and on August 30th, we’ll choose one person to win our Grand Prize!

The Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • $50  All Romance Ebook ebooks bucks! (You must have an account at All Romance Ebook so we can send the prize to you.)
  • 1 pdf from Talia’s backlist (winner’s choice of Detour, Reckless Behaviour, or A Tender Roughness)
  • A swag pack from Marie
  • 1 ebook from Marie’s backlist (winner’s choice of Promises, A to Z, Strawberries for Dessert, or One More Soldier)
  • 1 pdf of S.A. Meade’s Stolen Summer

Follow along and comment often. The more places you visit us, the better your chance of winning.

 Monday, August 22nd: Top 2 Bottom Reviews (http://top2bottomreviews.wordpress.com/)

Tuesday, August 23rd: Talia Carmichael’s blog (http://taliacarmichael.com/blog/)

Wednesday, August 24th: Amara’s Place (http://www.amaras-place.blogspot.com/)

Thursday, August 25th: Fiction Vixen (http://www.fictionvixen.com/)

Friday, August 26th: Marie’s blog (http://MarieSexton.net)

Saturday, August 27th: Heidi Cullinan’s blog (http://heidicullinan.wordpress.com/)

Sunday, August 28th: Smexy Books (http://www.smexybooks.com/)

Monday, August 29th: S.A. Meade’s blog (http://kestrelrising.blogspot.com/)

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to Heidi for letting us take over her blog for the day!

28 Comments on “Guest Post: Naughty Threesome

  1. *UGH* crawly things! I have a severly disappointed dog; I had to take away the live millipede he was playing with. The worst part? *I* had to do it. I would have made the DH, but he’s working today.

  2. *pops in* About potatoes… Yum. I like potatoes a lot, Talia, and I am definitely obsessed with mashed potatoes.

    And ditto on Lizzie Borden here, Marie. It still freaks me out to this day (and in a way I don’t entirely understand why someone would name a bed and breakfast after her) but answers are definitely good.

  3. Hi ladies, great tour. Heidi it’s nice to be here. I’ve enjoyed this interview just as much as the others. I don’t know why we crave so much information on the authors we read, but we do, and I enjoy finding out about your everyday lives. Sometimes I feel like a stalker. A harmless one, smile.

    Two cool things I share with Talia is my favorite ice cream is her’s and I’m also a tea drinker. I don’t particularly care for coffee.

    Enjoy your weekend and I will follow you tomorrow, baring any power outages due to Hurricane Irene heading to Boston.

    For Heidi: I admire your to do list. Very ambitious. I make list but often make them impossible to complete. I was wondering if the word counts listed were for the book you’re working on with Marie *hint, hint*. Take care.

  4. Thanks to Heidi for letting us clutter up her blog today and thanks to all of you for your comments.
    I’m loving the Union Jack! 😀

  5. I’m with Talia on the tea! While I need my caffeine fix in the morning, that’s it for coffee for the rest of the day. A pot of tea in the evening is one of my comfort foods – but real tea not the bag tea.

    I still want a definitive answer as to who Jack the Ripper was!

    Cheers

  6. I am on the same page as Sue when it comes to a phobia. I don’t want any bug/insect creature invading my space. My sister is a good hearted person who carries out any insect she finds in her home and sets them free. I on the other hand want immediate death to any creepy crawly that is inside my home.

    I really enjoyed reading this interview.

  7. I really enjoyed your interview all of the question and answers were so interesting. I hate spiders too and my favorite food is any kind of bread I would rather have bread than any other food.

  8. 😀 It was great meeting you all.
    @Marie; haha… Cheese~~ lol!

    Ugh… roaches and spiders… *shivers*
    seriously.. I get goosebumps just thinking about them… NASTY! D<

    It was awesome reading your responses. Loved the Interviews ladies! :3

  9. I thought I’d never get this page today…LOL Laptop issue, as mineis in transit to HP, and I;m using my daughters until then,,,
    Thank you for the wonderful interview, and I learned so much about each and every one of you.
    I love both dogs & cats, and until 2 years ago had 7 in total We lost our elderly feline boys Whiskey age 19 & his brother Soda age 18. They were Siamese and inseparably. Whiskey passed in my and one night, and his brother Soda soon followed 2 days later. They couldn’t live without one another, and they are sorely missed.
    Enough about me though…sorry!
    But you each are such marvelous authors and have three of your books to win. I love all the covers, and each story is unique.
    Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourselves, and I know that I will be reading more of your work in the future..*S*

    Darcy
    pommawolf @hotmail.com

  10. I love finding random things about authors whose books I love reading. I share some of the same phobias as you ladies.

    I hate creepy crawly things. Love dogs. And I love mint choc chip ice cream.

    Also I love to read!

  11. Great post! I love learning about the authors behind the books I enjoy reading 🙂

    smaccall AT comcast.net

  12. I’d like for Richard III to be exonerated too! Thx for the post ladies!

    hankts AT internode DOT on DOT net

  13. Thanks for the great interview! I totally agree about the creepy crawlers…yuck!

    areeths AT new DOT rr DOT com

  14. Pingback: Naughty Threesome Blog Tour – Day 6 « Talia Carmichael – Blog – Fill Your Cravings

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