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My Q&A with Brandi Evans :
Jess : Where were you born and where do you call home?
Brandi : I was born in Ft. Smith, AR, but my parents moved around a lot when I was a kid (dad was active duty Army until I was in high school). So needless to say I really don't claim a home town. I just claim Arkansas as being my home.
Jess : Who or what was your inspiration to begin writing?
Brandi : I'd have to say it was the voices. *grin* I've always had an active imagination. Stories have been rolling around in my head as long as I can remember, but the writing itself came later. It all began one day at the evil day job. It was lunchtime. I was bored. And a story was born, LOL.
Jess : Please describe your hero, from "His Forbidden Submissive," in one to two sentences.
Brandi : Only 1 or 2? How unfair! :-)
Brock Michaels is manly perfection wrapped up in layers of leathers and tatts. He's equal parts raw sexual power and understanding lover.
Jess : Which of your characters would you most & least like to invite to dinner, from which book and why?
Brandi : Most like to invite to dinner is easy. Brock from "His Forbidden Submissive."
Who I'd least like to invite to dinner? Hmm, probably Kaia from "Tempted." She was a fallen angel with a particularly nasty side.
Jess : Is there one particular scene in "His Forbidden Submissive" that you’re dying for readers to read? Can you tell us anything about it?
Brandi : I’d have to say the scene where Brock first gives Vivian aftercare following their first night at the club. It's such a sweet, tender scene that makes me tear up every time I read it.
Jess : Which usually comes first for you, the character(s) story or the idea for the novel?
Brandi : The sex scenes. Always. I build entire stories around sex scenes. Yep, I have issues, LOL.
Jess : If "His Forbidden Submissive" were to be made into a film, who do you see playing the main characters and why?
Brandi : Brock would have to be played by the cover model who depicted him on the cover, LOL. As for Viv, I'd cast Morena Baccarin (ya know the chick from "V") in her role. There's just something about her I love.
Jess : In regards to "His Forbidden Submissive," if you could write it all over again, would you change anything about it?
Brandi : Not really. I mean don't get me wrong. I could read the story 10,000 more times and make changes every time, LOL. I think it was George Lucas who said good films aren't finished, they're abandoned. Well, that goes for books too. I could rewrite and tweak, rewrite and tweak, but eventually, you just have to let them go.
Jess : How many books have you written? Which is your favorite and why?
Brandi : Let me think...including books that haven't been published and those published under another name, 15+. I’m sure there are others, but probably 15 since really getting serious about writing.
Jess : Do you have any other projects in the works? If so, can you share a little of your current work with us?
Brandi : I just contracted a new story for the Ellora's Cave for Men line. It's a smutty Quickie called "Game Night." Aside from that, I'm also working on the next book in the Restrained Fantasies series as well as a story for a multi-author series.
Jess : Do you prefer eBooks, paperbacks or hardcover? Any specific reason why?
Brandi : Ebooks almost exclusively. On my Kindle more precisely. I like that it reads to me when my eyes get too tired to see straight, LOL.
Jess : If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
Brandi : "The Voices Made Her Do It."
Jess : What do you normally eat for breakfast, or do you skip it and get straight to work?
Brandi : Mostly a no-caf herbal “coffee” called Teeccino plus a spinach and banana smoothie. Mmm.
Jess : List 3 books you just recently read and would recommend?
Brandi : "Blind Heat" by Nara Malone
"Game Plan" by Karla Doyle
"Stone's Embrace" by Delilah Devlin
About the Author :
Brandi Evans is a stay-at-home mom with a serious addiction...the compulsive need to tell sexy stories to whoever will listen.
She brings to life fun, flawed characters with kick-ass-and-take-no-prisoners attitudes who challenge her every step of the writing process. Whether inspiring a hot-and-heavy contemporary, a pulse-pounding suspense or a dark-and-decadent paranormal romance, her muse knows no boundaries. And she likes it that way. When veering outside the box, she never knows where her next story could take her.
- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 317 KB | Expected Release Date: June 2012 | Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing | Obtained: Goddess Fish Promotions
"His Forbidden Submissive" by Brandi Evans
My Book Summary : Vivian (Viv) has beaten cancer and now she plans to take control of her life. Therefore, she has her attorney give divorce papers to her two-timing arrogant asshole of a husband and plans on finding out if the love she feels for the one man who stood by her side throughout her ordeal, her "ex"-husband's brother Brock, are true or not. However, in doing so Viv will find out more than she thought she ever knew about Brock. Will Viv like what she finds out? Will Brock return her feelings? In addition, when she is taken into the wild side of Brock's life will she be willing to give up her newfound control to someone else?
My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!! Step into the world of BDSM with Viv and see how she manages to take her life from being unwillingly controlled to lovingly dominated! This novel was fun, intriguing, HOT, and sweet---one I didn't want to put down! I LOVED Brock!!!! He sounds so good natured and sweet with a wild side that cannot and will not be tamed!! Then throw Viv and his relationship into the mix and you have a unique love story that will put a smile on your face!
I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys erotic romances, especially if they involve some BDSM!
- On a side note -
I hope Brandi will write stories for Stephen, Anne, and Steal since they were the major secondary players in this novel that really intrigued me to see where they were going!! =0)
Author's Novel Extras : 10 Fun Facts About Sex | Interview with a Dom
Book Teaser(s) :
“What the hell are you waiting for, Brock? An invitation? If so, consider yourself invited.”
He chuckled—but didn’t answer. Instead he ran his thumb between her folds. “You’re fucking sexy when you beg.”
His words made her smile. Of course he liked hearing that. He was such a guy. Maybe if she begged some more, got a little dirtier, he’d finally get the message and flippin’ take her already. ~ within Chapter 2
“Don’t beat yourself up, sweetie.” Anne draped an arm around Viv and hugged her close. “Your reaction isn’t exactly uncommon. I’m sure Brock will understand.”For more information on this book and/or any other books by Brandi, then please check out her website.
“What if he doesn’t?”
“He will. As a group, we’re a particularly forgiving and understanding lot. Now come on...” Anne motioned a hand toward the table. “Let’s eat. You’re gonna need your strength before heading back to Brock’s because you are going back, aren’t you?”
Although she phrased her sentence like a question, it was clearly an order. A friendly order but an order nonetheless. ~ within Chapter 6
Book Excerpt :
He spun toward Viv’s voice. She still wore the same dress she had when she’d first walked back into his life, but now, her appearance had a different allure to it. She no longer looked sleek and stylish—she looked used and owned. Barefoot, her dress showing off wrinkles from being in a pile on the floor, her hair a wild mess from his hands, his bed, his pillows, she looked like a woman who had been well, well-loved. It’d be a hard-on-inducing sight if it wasn’t for the uncertainty scrunching her beautiful face.
He wanted to yank her into his arms and kiss her until that uncertainty evaporated. Wanted to throw her into his bed and stroke deep into her sweet body until she couldn’t think of anything else, but only once he came clean. He owed her nothing less.
“Yeah, I’m good.” He turned back to the desserts. Maybe after a sugar rush he’d be able to come up with the right words. “I was just wondering if I wanted to add some syrup to our ice cream. What do you think?”
She didn’t answer, but he knew she was still there. He’d heard no footsteps, nothing to indicate she’d moved in the slightest. “I think you need to tell me the truth. Why do you really want to slow things down? And don’t you dare think about lying to me.”
Christ. He wasn’t fucking ready for this conversation. He was still formulating his strategy. “Well, considering your upcoming divorce and the fact the man you’re leaving is my older brother, I just think it would be best—”
“Bullshit.” In a flash, she crossed the room then yanked on the sleeve of his t-shirt until they stood face-to-face. “You and I are fantastic together. You can’t honestly tell me you really want to pull the brakes on what we had…what we could have.”
No, he didn’t want to slow things down. “It’s...complicated, Viv,” he finally said.
“Then uncomplicate it.”
“It’s not that simple.”
“Bull. Shit.” She stepped into him until they were toe-to-toe.
The soft aroma of vanilla and sex teased his senses, and despite his good intentions, lust rocketed straight to his groin. His cock lengthened, hardened in a matter of nanoseconds. His hands fisted at his side and it took all his strength to keep from grabbing her and throwing her down on the kitchen table and pushing deep into her pussy until he created enough heat to bind reality and fantasy together.
Viv continued, whispering a line that threatened to completely and utterly do him in. “I’m gonna get the truth out of you, Brock, even if I have to chain myself to your side.”
“That’s a dangerous thing to say around me, sweetheart.”
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