Hi Lissa! Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. When you asked me about how it felt to finish See Me, my debut release from Loose Id, I had to sit back for a second and really think about that question. One feeling kept coming to the forefront when I contemplated that final day of writing. Confusion. Yep, I was confused as hell. I’d written three full-length novels prior to See Me, of which I’d never submitted, but had a notion that this book was going to be the one I’d let others read. I had made my note cards, written in my spiral notebooks about the important points I wanted to hit on, and dove into the character’s psyche with sheer bravery. So– I typed the last paragraph. The last sentence. Finally, the last word. Now what? Sure, I was going to let my best friend read the book. Yeah, maybe even some of the gals at work. But submission? Um, I guess so. I can give it a try. I sent my three little chapters and synopsis, never expecting to hear back from one of my all-time favorite publishers. And the days went on. I felt lonely without Sean to tell me I was safe and Abigail to give me the courage to face each day. I’d relied on their voices over the previous two months. It was quiet. Too quiet. I was confused. I’d let them have their happily ever after. Where was the narrator to go? What was my place? Then a tiny voice whispered in my ear. Her name was Marah. She asked if she could finish telling her story. Ella, her best friend, had given her the courage to ask me. I clicked on the Desert Seduction file in my documents folder and opened myself up to Marah once again. Her story is currently being formatted for submission to Loose Id. If that wasn’t enough to keep me confused, Lily whispered to me three days ago. Her story is also up in my que getting its polish to go at the same time. It’s funny how a writer, at least for this one, feels whenever a book is completed. I always feel a bit left behind, lonely, confused. The emersion in the work is so saturating that I forget what is going on outside my little hole in the world. When I do finally emerge, like a turtle from her shell, it’s frightening and bewildering. Thank goodness there’s always another voice ready to tell me its story. 🙂
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Abigail Swanson’s spirit has been battered, a body left for dead to recover to find fear and loneliness. Due to an abusive relationship, she is unable to feel the one thing she longs to have again. She builds a lucrative business specializing in the commodity she can’t afford to experience. Passion.
Sean Drennan traded his fists for a portfolio, but the cost was too great. Now, considered damaged goods, he’s unable to find employment. Desperate to gather some quick cash, he reluctantly agrees to take a job in the field guaranteed to make him sell his soul.
So what does a successful pornography entrepreneur do when her clients are demanding a tattooed hunk and her performers don’t fit the bill? She puts all her trust in an ex-con who has nothing to lose. Can he save her business and her heart at the same time or will his fighting ways leave him cold and lonely yet again?
For one voluptuous, scared woman it’s love at all costs. For one man it’s a new experience he’s more than willing to fight his way into. But can Sean and Abigail survive the dangerous ride?
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