Saturday, May 4, 2013

Raven McAllan takes over Sealed with a Kiss for the Weekend!!

I'm turning Sealed With a Kiss over to a frequent-flyer slash amazing-author this weekend, Raven McAllan, so sit back, pull up a chair, get comfy, and let's have some fun...

A big thank you to Robin for letting me run amok on her blog this month. As I've said on many occasions, my books are copying London buses (none for ages and then they all come together)
So I'm going to be hanging around and visiting a few times over the coming weeks. I hope I don't bore you. I'll do my best not to. And at the end of my last blog spot here, on 20th , I'll do a wee giveaway for those who've commented on them all. That's today, the 6th , and again on the 20th.
Three very different books, so hopefully something for everyone.

Today, I'm Talking about Impulse, The First of the Isola Dei Sogni books, which was released on 2nd May by Just Ink Press.
This story really is about Impulses. How I went in for a competition… on impulse… wrote a very different story with the main characters, and completely re-wrote it… on impulse, when Leona, my lovely editor, asked me if I had anything remotely magical or paranormal I could send her.  And then listened to my characters as they acted on impulse as well.

I'm not a plotter, I'm an out and put pantster, and I write as my characters tell me. Which is why this story is set on an island in the Indian Ocean. That and the fact I'd just returned from Sri Lanka and The Maldives where I'd started to write the new improved true story of Impulse according to Mia and Dylan. That beautiful area of the world put me right into the mood…for the story…Hush…
And So I listened and wrote.

Impulse is the result.

Isola Dei Sogni, where fantasies and dreams come true. Mia only went as a favor for her sister. Her fantasy was a good book and a bottle of wine. Until she met Dylan. Then her sense disappeared and fantasy took over. Was it all worth it?
Dylan has arrived at Isola Dei Sogni to help out—with reluctance and just as a favor. Then he meets Mia. If she's the person he's supposed to assist, then maybe the visit won't be the waste of time he thought after all. His attitude has changed, and when he hears Mia wants to give him his fantasy? Dylan is never one to disappoint a lady…he hopes.
However, fantasies and dreams are all well and good, but even here, reality creeps in. Can Mia and Dylan overcome that to reach their happily ever after?

"Inside." His voice was hoarse. "Touch inside. In the way you'd like me to touch you. Show me, Mia. Show me."
Her body was on fire as she moved her hand. She'd show him, and rejoiced that she'd found a person who desired her so much.
"Like this?" With an insouciance she wouldn't have believed she had, Mia wet her fingers in her mouth and moved them to her pussy. Slowly, she pushed inside herself. The look on his face gave her courage to move them further inside. As she scraped the walls of her channel, her clit tingled and sharp arrows of pleasure honed in on her nipples. Her juices coated her fingers, and without conscious thought, she moved her hand to coat her nipples with her essence. She trembled as she returned it to her heated sheath. Her head fell back and she gave herself to the sensations that bombarded her.
"My turn." Dylan stood up and pushed his chair back. It fell over and hit the floor with a bang. Mia jumped at the unexpected noise and her hand moved out of her channel and dropped onto her lap. He lifted it to his lips.
"Ah, so good, it tastes of you." Goose bumps covered her skin as he put her fingers into his mouth and licked them one by one. "Now I can't wait, my lovely Mia. Are you ready?"
If that has interested you, book two, Temptation, is Meryl and Marloth's story, and boy are they difficult. (in the nicest possible way) They so know what they want. I'm having great fun listening to them…
Raven lives in Scotland, along with her husband and their two cats—their children having flown the nest—surrounded by beautiful scenery, which inspires a lot of the settings in her books.
She is used to sharing her life with the occasional deer, red squirrel, and lost tourist, to say nothing of the scourge of Scotland—the midge.
A lover of reading, she appreciates the history inside a book, and the chance to peek into the lives of those from years ago. Raven admits that she enjoys the research for her books almost as much as the writing; so much so, that sometimes she realizes she's strayed way past the information she needs to know, and not a paragraph has been added to her WIP.
Her lovely long-suffering husband is learning to love the dust bunnies, work the Aga, and be on stand-by with a glass of wine.
You can find out more about Raven at the following links:

To be in for a shout of the prize, please let me know… What have you ever done… on impulse?

See you all soon, I hope.

Be sure to comment below for your chance to win a FREE copy of Impulse! Two winners will be chosen. Also head over to the Just Ink Press blog and leave a comment there with links to any shares you might have to be entered into their Grand Prize drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card!

At the end of the tour, the Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Just Ink Press blog.

How does the Grand Prize contest work?
Comment = 1 entry (multiple entries possible; one per blog and one on the Just Ink Press blog)

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