Freebie Day #2 – Guest Author Fiona Vance!

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Lady Juliet De Mar is a confirmed bachelorette and a member of the exclusive London Literary Club, a secret sex club for the more libidinous of the London ton. After taunting her childhood friend and wealthy sea captain, James Wakefield, with the club’s bondage games, she finds herself once again longing for him to be something other than he is—a prude with no interest in sex. At least not with her. Tired of his annual visits that always end in rejection, Juliet decides to kidnap him and bring him to his knees—and to the altar—or end their acquaintance forever.

But her plan backfires when she’s kidnapped herself and taken to the docks. Blindfolded and shackled, she becomes the property of a notorious pirate, the murderous Captain Black, purchased for his pleasure. When her deepest, erotic fantasies become a dangerous reality, will Juliet be forced into submission? Or will she learn what she needs to know to master James?

To read an excerpt of SUBMISSION Go Here.

Ay chiwawa, it was smokin’ hot.”
–Heather Long, Sunday Snips and Clips, Early Edition

Welcome, Fiona!

1) What kind of books do you love to read and how do those stories impact your own writing?
I read everything, romance, techno-thrillers, fantasy, horror, sci fi, non-fiction, cereal boxes… Different genres have different conventions, so there’s always a new way to see something, a new angle from with to explore a character’s situation. I love to have action of some sort in my romances, or some element of mystery or suspense, and I think that provides an interesting backdrop for the developing relationship. Even in an erotic historical.

2) What are you working on presently? What about upcoming releases?
I’ve got two in the pipe, waiting for the aye/nay: another erotic regency novella, called The Highwayman’s Gambit, about a highwayman who picks the wro-o-ong carriage to hold up, and Red Rio Blue, a contemporary erotic paranormal. And I’m putting the finishing touches on Midnight Guardian, a mainstream romantic suspense that was an ’08 Golden Rose finalist.

3) What’s the best compliment you ever got on your writing or book(s)?
A reader once told me she’d stayed up way too late to finish reading. That pretty much says it all.

4) What’s your writing schedule like?
I’m an editor and cover artist, as well as a writer, so between the three, I basically work with books 24/7. OK, 16/7, with breaks for sleep and family and grocery shopping. And watering the garden. I escape for a half hour every day to stand there with the hose and do nothing. Luckily, my husband is also a writer, so we cover for each other with the family stuff (he does housework, too, which is great!). Right now, he’s foam-sword-fighting with the two little kids in the kitchen, outside the office door. Sounds like they’re doing some weird amalgam of the dragon from Sleeping Beauty and Super Mario Galaxy. Later, when he’s working, it’ll be my turn. Then after the kids go to bed, it’s back to the computer ‘til bed.

5) If you could be one character from any book you’re read or written who would it be and why?
I think I’m all of the characters from my books. Only they usually have better thighs. I’ve been writing since I was twelve, and I think each heroine contains a little bit of me (the flaws, maybe?) and a little of what I wish I were (more organized, braver, smarter, able to think of that snappy comeback when it’s needed, not two hours after the person’s gone.) Writing for me is as much a fantasy as reading is, only I get to make it what I think would be the most fun at the moment… so right now, since I’m working on Midnight Guardian rewrites, I’m saving people from bad guys, deadly with a nine millimeter, and a size 6. What more could a girl want? Oh yeah, that’s right, a hunky hero. Got him in here, too.

Now, wanna win your very own copy of SUBMISSION? Simply answer this question in the comment section:

What heroine from a book or movie to you most identify with?