Monday, November 10, 2014

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Andrea Smith **Q & A and GIVEAWAY**


1. It's lovely to have you with us, can you tell us a little about yourself?

It's so lovely to be here, Katy! Well, let's see, I'm basically a full-time writer now, having spent the majority of my working years in a corporate position, I was lucky enough to get fired in June of 2012 and finally was able to realize my life-long dream of publishing romantic fiction.

2. You write Erotic reads, can you tell us what made you write that genre?

Probably for the same reason so many others currently write erotic reads: I was hooked with FSOG!! Big time! But I also want to write other genre's, and my books all have a suspense theme going, with plenty of angst, twists and turns along the way.

3. Who inspires you to write?

Initially I was inspired by the late Kathleen Woodiwiss who wrote historical romantic fiction, and rather steamy ones at that! More recently, I would say E.L. James has been an inspiration to many.

4. What is the first book you ever wrote?

My first book was "Maybe Baby" written in the summer of 2012, and now published as an e-book trilogy titled, "Past Tense Future Perfect." Originally, "Maybe Baby" was 822 pages! (I wrote it in six weeks). I had no clue as to what I was doing--for me, it was simply therapeutic.

5. Can you relate to any character? And if so which one, if not your own is there any from a book you read and if so which?

Yes, I would say in my first series, Tylar's best friend "Gina" is written to reflect me. She carries a lot of my own personality traits.

6. In your G-Man series in book 2 - Love Plus One you wrote a rape scene, was that difficult to write and what made you put it in? This was also my favourite book but we would love to know how that came about? 

Oh yes--that scene was very difficult for me to write, but I felt that it was crucial to the plot because the readers needed to see just how deeply Jack was involved in illegal activities and partnered with sociopathic criminals, and how it all continued to spill over into the lives of his family. Also, it was a test of the strength and depth of Taz's love for Lindsey, because of the lingering  physical affects it would have on her for a while afterwards.

7. What's your biggest pet peeve?

Probably the fact that Amazon allows reviewers to put spoilers in their reviews!

8. What can't you leave the house without?

My cell.

9. Red or Black?

Red

10. Lace or Silk? 

Silk

11. Can you recommend a book that has stayed with you and made an impact on your life?

Of course I love the classics: Gone With The Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird; more recently, I've been blown away by Alessandra Torre's 'Black Lies' as well as new author Leah Raeder's 'Unteachable.'

12. And lastly can you tell readers anything about what's coming up for you?

On November 20th a 20-Author anthology titled, 'Skip to the Good Part' is
being released and includes a steamy love scene I selected from one of my books for inclusion!!

My newest series, The Limbo Series is kind of paranormal--but not really, if that makes sense. It has an erotic tone, suspense, and mystery, of course. Book 1 is titled, 'Silent Whisper' and the series involves 27 year-old model Parrish Locke who literally by accident discovers she has a "gift" and that happens to be the ability, under certain conditions, to communicate with the dead. Specifically, those 'stalled souls' that need her human intervention to bring resolution to their passing, right the wrongs surrounding their deaths if you will.  Book 2 is titled, 'Clouds In My Coffee' and will be released in January. 

Also coming in late January, is a follow-up to the G-Man Series. Taz will have his own book and it is titled, "Taz." This book will take us up to date with Taz, Lindsey and the kids. Taz is recruited for a special mission which will threaten his life, and ultimately, his marriage!

USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author Andrea Smith has a wicked sense of humor. No matter the genre she is able to infuse laughter throughout. She is an open book to her friends and family. She celebrates her successes and reflects on her failures with those she holds dear.

Andrea is an Ohio native, currently residing in southern Ohio. She is the mother of two grown sons and grandmother of four. Having previously been employed as an executive for a global corporation, she decided to leave the corporate world and pursue her life-long dream of writing fiction.

Andrea Smith is the author of Past Tense Present Perfect (formerly the Baby series), The G-Man series, These Men (Novella that was part of an 8 author Erotica Consortium compilation entitled Bend) and her first Paranormal novel, Silent Whisper.

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Past Tense Future Perfect is a 3-book boxed set, previously published under the Baby Series titles (Maybe Baby, Baby Love & Be My Baby).

This boxed set is available in e-book only, and replaces the Baby Series.
 


Book 1, Love My Way , is the story of Tylar Sinclair, a college student that takes a summer position with Sinclair Stables. Little does she suspect that her life will be irrevocably changed after meeting Trey Sinclair, the youngest son of the wealthy Sinclair family who is handling the family business over the summer. Their paths will cross more than once in a tumultuous chain of events that involve mystery, suspense, and sexual awakening for Tylar.

Book 2, Shadows and Dreams , is the continuation of Trey and Tylar's journey together that is spiked with love, humor, suspense, and full of surprises as the reader gets to know the whole Sinclair family who have their share of secrets as well. Tylar's past has some unexpected twists and turns that will have the reader on the edge of their seat.

Book 3, Eclipse of the Heart , is the final installment in this boxed set and is the poignant conclusion of Trey and Tylar's story. Just when it seems as if their life together is perfect, tragedy strikes, threatening the very foundation of their marriage. Fate can be cruel when it comes to these two; and their strength and love for one another is put to the ultimate test. Be prepared for an emotional, yet riveting conclusion, with a peek into the future of this family!


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What happens when a 35 year-old soccer mom from Indianapolis, Indiana sends her only child off to college and suddenly discovers that she has no identify of her own?

That's exactly what happened to Samantha (Sammie) Dennison. Her marriage was loveless from the start; her 'mannequin' husband has his own agenda which has never included her, and she feels lonely, ignored and downright frumpy.

Her best friend tells her to get a life, and that's exactly what Sammie does, starting with a Kickboxing/Pilates class to get into shape, and then continuing her regiment by signing up for pole-dance lessons. Sammie graduates at the top of her class, and ultimately ends up with a secret career as a pole dancer at a Gentleman's Club in Indy called 'Jewels.'

Known only by her dancer name, "Diamond," she is well on her way to finally carving out a secret life and identity all of her own that brings excitement and mystery to her otherwise mundane existence. The thrill of the dance and sexuality she discovers within herself is a potent mixture, but it's all about the dance with Sammie.

That is, until bad-boy biker Slate enters the picture. He is the ultimate 'alpha' male and quickly draws the attention of the dancers - including Sammie. Slate is a 'prospect' for the notorious Outlaw Motorcycle Club, but he is also inexplicably drawn to "Diamond." Sammie is totally out of her league with Slate and the dangerous people he associates with in Indianapolis during the summer of 2012.

No spoilers here, but something BIG is brewing in Indy; and it ain't about race cars either.



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A year ago 19-year-old Lindsey Dennison's life took an abrupt turn. While away at Cornell for her freshman year at college, her parents' marriage imploded. Lindsey learned the harsh truth about her father, and his involvement in criminal activity. He'd slipped out of the country with his lover on the eve of his arrest, deserting his only child. Lindsey was left trying to pick up the pieces of the life she now realized had been a house of secrets and lies for all of those years.

After her mother's second marriage relocates her from Indianapolis to Washington, D.C., Lindsey decides to start fresh at a new college closer to where her mother, step-father and baby brother Bryce are now living. Life is different now for Lindsey, but it's about to change even more. Trace "Taz" Matthews, an FBI agent is about to rock her world in more ways than one. Taz is a confirmed man-whore but Lindsey has a problem she's certain he can fix . . . but will he?

Despite their best efforts, Lindsey and Taz are tossed together by fate on more than one occasion, and this G-Man doesn't appreciate the distraction. Issues at home with her mother suddenly cause Lindsey's life to become increasingly complicated. There's a budding romance on the horizon for Lindsey with a wealthy and attractive guy she meets at school; but things are never quite as they seem. Lindsey will learn a brutal lesson about trust, compassion and strength. Taz will learn lessons about love, intimacy and honor, and that sometimes doing the right thing has consequences.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

Warning: Explicit Sex, contains rape scene.



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There's a new Alpha in town . . . and he's a Brit!

Darcy Nicole Sheridan, is 22 years-old, beautiful, single, spirited, sexy and - spoiled. She knows that about herself. Raised by wealthy (and doting) parents as an only child, Darcy pretty much coasts through life until her heart is inexplicably broken by her G-Man, Darin. Darcy doesn't handle rejection well; she isn't used to it.

To ease the pain, Darcy flies to Belize over the Christmas holiday fully intending to wallow in self-pity and distance herself from D.C. and the pain that originated there. Her pity party is short-lived however, after observing a very handsome, very intriguing man on the beach with a beautiful blonde. The blond gets ditched and it's Darcy that becomes the focus of the smokin' hot, wealthy and somewhat mysterious 'E.J.'

Some very interesting things happen in Belize, but it doesn't end there. Once back in D.C., there are even more surprises in store for Darcy, including a new male roommate, her best friend Lindsey's wedding, and a surprise encounter with "E.J." that leaves Darcy confused in more ways than one! Shortly thereafter, surprising changes are in store for Darcy's career, love life and even a repentant Darin shows up in the mix. 

Readers will get a bonus glimpse of Taz and Lindsey's HEA and perhaps even see some loose ends tied up with respect to the Rat Bastard!

As always, this latest release of the "G-Man Series" will keep you on the edge of your seat through the laughter, tears, angst, drama and mystery. Easton is sure to be a favorite 'G-Man' of many in this newest release of the series! He's an alpha like no other . . .



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Spend the holidays with the G-Men, their women and extended family as they cruise the Caribbean in first class accommodations compliments of Easton Matthews!

This novella takes place 14 months after the conclusion of "Night Moves." Darcy was promised a lavish ball to celebrate her elopement with Easton Matthews once she felt up to it. Darcy has decided she would much prefer a 12-day cruise on the Caribbean, with friends and family as their guests. Even the best-laid plans can go awry when you have the G-Men and their women aboard "The Lust Boat!"

This book playfully wraps up the G-Man Series, with the usual unpredictable circumstances, along with misunderstandings, love and lots of humor! You will read chapters from each character's point of view, and learn a few things about some of the characters you didn’t know.

There will be a surprise visit from someone you would least expect to drop by during this holiday vacay.

Along with that, there are bonus chapters at the end that will satisfy readers of the previous book as to what happened right after that horrific incident in New York City with Sammie and Slate, and Lindsey and Taz. As a reader, you will be a voyeur into their private and intimate moments right after the shooting in Mullaly Park.

As a special bonus, a never seen, never-meant-to-be-seen 'secret' chapter from "Love Plus One" will be included for entertainment (and shock) purposes only!




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This novella is a spin-off from the G-Men Series and can be read as a stand-alone.

Paige Matthews has a lot to learn - about everything, including herself. At age twenty-two, she finds herself driving across the country to start an internship with the F.B.I. in Quantico, Virginia. 

You might think that Paige would be grateful to her older brother, Trace Matthews, a senior F.B.I. agent who pulled strings on her behalf to get her into the program, right?

Wrong. 

She has insecurities and self-esteem issues, and she masks those issues in various attention-grabbing ways. Always a loner, she quickly wears out her welcome with Trace and his wife Lindsey, due to her . . . need for random hook-ups, and finds herself crashing with her oldest brother, Easton, and his wife Darcy.

Through Darcy, Paige is introduced to her sister-in-law's former roommate and bestie male friend, Eli Chambers, along with his sinfully handsome partner, Cain Maddox. They're looking for a roommate and Paige is looking to get out from underneath her family's watchful eye.

This is no typical "Three's Company" story though. Living with these men, Paige quickly learns that it's time to grow up and take responsibility for her life. She embarks on a journey of self-discovery that teaches her not only about giving, but about accepting love as well. She soon realizes that sometimes what you're searching for has been right there with you all along.

This book is intended for mature audiences. Explicit Sex.



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Parrish Locke is 27 years old, a successful model with a gorgeous boyfriend, and a loft in Manhattan. Little does she know that during a photo shoot in Chester, West Virginia, an unfortunate car accident will change her life . . . forever. 

Parrish discovers she's gifted in a very special way, and thus begins a suspense-filled journey that unravels secrets and mysteries from the past. Once her journey ends, it is just the beginning for Parrish, because only she holds the key that will bridge the past to the present, and allow wrongs to be righted from beyond. 

From mafia capos, to steamy romance, to solving the unsolved, her journey is one that provides the blueprint for her future--one she never imagined possible.



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The collection features a British alpha who wants to turn a good girl bad, a woman realizing her impetuous marriage to a stripper isn’t all bad, a bad boy boxer who could use a large dose of sexual healing, a carnie who has found new and inventive uses for fun house mirrors, and a rocker who wants to woo the girl who got away: his high school sweetheart.

This excerpt collection features 20 of the best steamy scenes in contemporary romance and erotic romance today. Each scene in this 250-page collection will get your blood pumping, your heart racing, and your skin tingling.

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Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly for mature readers.



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5 comments:

  1. Andrea is awesome and her books are amazing. thanks for the chance

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  2. I haven't read any of her books yet. But they look good

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  3. I haven't read them either but after those teasers!!!!! Yowzers!!!!!

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  4. I've read These Men which made me put all her books on my TBR. High time to read the rest, I guess, eh?

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