Genre: New Adult / College/Romantica Erotica
Publisher: Marie Mason
Date of Publication: August 4, 2015
Number of pages: 75
Word Count: 50,000
Underground fighter Cage Montgomery was use to making it on his own. When a man in a two-piece suit showed up during his training session, he wasn’t the least bit curious. But Frank, his mentor and the only father figure he’d ever known, ordered him to go to the Hamptons to see his long-lost father.
Cage finds much more than that…he discovers he has a step-sister that makes his body—and his heart—feel alive for the very first time in years.
Theirs was not a forbidden love…but was it a love never meant to be?
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Abby looked at me through the dark veil of her lashes and I could tell she was dying to ask me why I wanted a computer. She looked damn cute this morning. Her hair fell down her back in soft waves and she had on the slightest touch of makeup. Not that she needed it. She was beautifully fresh faced. Today she wore a green and brown outfit that clung to her curves in all the right places. She kept tugging at the top, pulling it away from her breasts. The action only made me want to look even more. I knew she was self-conscious of her size. Hopefully, by the end of the summer she wouldn’t have any doubts about her attractiveness to the opposite sex. I smirked as I took another drink of my protein smoothie.
I could say with no false modesty that being fucked by Cage Montgomery usually ramped up a girl’s self-esteem.
Taking another drink, I had to say the quality and quantity of food was much better at the Montgomery summer residence than I’d had in my entire life. I felt no qualms eating my fill. It was the least the old man could to do, feed me for one summer. It wouldn’t make up for the days I’d gone to bed hungry as a child. But then, I didn’t know if anything could. Except maybe making sure no kid of mine ever did.
“You can use mine. It’s not the latest, but it will get you on the net and there’s a word processing program—”
“You don’t have to sell it to me. As long as I can get on the sites I need, I’m good.”
She walked across the room and took her backpack from the floor. I noticed that even when she went off with her posse, she took her backpack. I watched as her ass cheeks juggled and wondered if she was wearing a thong. I loved slipping my fingers beneath a woman’s clothes and filling my hand with a plump ass cheek.
When she straightened back up, she was biting her lower lip. I just stared at her, realizing she wasn’t doing it on purpose. She had no fucking idea how much that turned me on. How much I wanted to lean down and suck her full lower lip into my mouth and ravage it with my teeth.
“Spit it out, Sis.”
“I don’t have an anit-virus program. So if you, ‘em—”
“So if I get on my kinky websites, I better be careful and not give you something?”
“I didn’t mean anything.”
“Don’t worry, babe, I’m clean.”
Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
In the back of my mind, I’ve always wanted to do something connected with writing or creating something with my words. Taking a chance on “being a writer” is scary. You give up everything familiar and secure, so, a lot of people who have that urge, never really do become writers. Why do you think there’s so many movies about writing the great American novel? It’s dang awesome to do what you love, and writing is something I’ve always loved. Now, I’m almost living my dream.
When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
I still don’t, at least not “publicly”. I guess I’m afraid I’ll jinx it somehow. I’m still doing 2 jobs, but I’m sure a lot of “famous” writers did that for years. Maybe in 2016 I’ll make myself a t-shirt that says: I’m a writer! Have you read one of my books?
How long did it take to get your first book published?
It took me about two months to write my first book, A Mate of the Alpha. It took about twenty-four hours after I hit the publish button to get it up and selling on amazon.
Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
Yes I have an evil clerical job. It drains me dry and makes it difficult to be creative when I come home. Anyone who has every worked in the business world knows exactly what I mean.
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
My latest book is He’s So Fine. Bad Ass fighter meets curvy girl. That’s six words or less.
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
I self-publish. I tried the traditional publishing route a long time ago with no success. Self-publishing allows you a lot of freedom as far as what you’re writing. No word restraints, no that’s-not-a-believable-plot, or that occupations sucks. On the other hand, it’s difficult to get your foot in the door and establish a readership. There’s a lot of great indie authors out there. Sometimes I don’t know if I want to write or read, I’ve so many new favorites of my own.
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
I’m trying to write a 30,000 word book about every 45 days – including edits, etc. That’s ambitious and I’ll probably fall flat on my face. I still have my evil day job and will continue with it until I’m more comfortable with my writing ability and income I can generate. Sometimes knowing that I’m writing, and making decent money, is like a dream I’m going to wake up from any moment.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
I’m probably going back to my paranormals. You Lucky Witch, my next book to come out is in the anthology Wicked After Dark. It is about a demon and a witch. Two types of paranormals I’ve never written about, but so far they are fun. After that, it’s back to weres – bears, wolves, you name it, I’ll probably write about it. I plan on writing series, not serials, because I love cross over characters.
What genre would you place your books into?
I mostly write in the paranormal world. My new book, He’s So Fine, is a step away from that. It’s a contemporary bad boy, step-brother romance, written in the 1st person. Hey, if you’re going to step out of your comfort zone, you might as well go big.
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
I’ve read a couple of step-brother and biker romances and really liked them. Then, of course, the characters just kind of crept into my mind and I had to do their story, pushing my other projects back.
Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?
I love all my heroes and heroines. I’ve can’t pick a favorite.
How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?
It seems like I’ve been writing forever. I have things in my treasure box that I wrote in high school, many, many years ago. I submitted to big publishers twenty years ago and committed to trying this ‘writing thing’ again in 2012. It took me until last year to get the courage up to publish indie.
Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
I usually grab my laptop and watch television while I’m writing, ignoring the noise around me of my family. Right now, I’m watching Mike and Molly while completing this interview. Later, I’ll ignore my husband while I work on You Lucky Witch.
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Yes, good or bad. I think it makes you a stronger writer if you do. Did someone see something in your book that you didn’t? And how do you fix your story telling for next time? Some things are way off base, or, you sometimes you get a reviewer who really doesn’t like the genre or your writing style. You just move on from those. I wish reviewers would be kinder to us writers, emailing us when they find boo-boos so we can fix them without giving us a 2 star review, or less. I know it’s no excuse, but, remember most of us are a one man writing team and finding professional editors is not easy. I’m still looking for one I feel has the ability to actually edit and who I can build a relationship with.
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
The titles, along with the character names usually just ‘come to me’. Sometimes right off the bat, and sometimes, I just put Jake and Jane in when I’m writing and do a search and replace at the end (so if you ever see weird names in a book, that’s what’s probably happened to a lot of authors.
How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
I search the internet for names for my characters. I actually have a laminated list of names I’ve discovered over the years. I don’t want a completely insanely unusual name, but I’m looking for something other than Jim or Bob or Jim Bob. My female characters usually always get a dainty or old-fashioned name. No Bambis.
Are character names and place names decided after their creation? Or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?
I usually know the region of where my story will take place – mostly where wolves or bears might congregate. I get this vague sense of the person and then I name them and place them in their hometown.
Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along? I’m not very original when it comes to characters.
My heroes are always alpha males, strong, dominant and sexy. My heroines are always curvy – but they can be shy or quiet or tomboyish, or sexy as sin but just not know it. I write about ordinary characters who don’t realize love makes everyone extraordinary.
Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")
There’s not necessarily a moral to my stories, more like a gentle reminder; Everyone is worthy and deserving of love.
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
I really shouldn’t say this since Kindle and ebook sales are my bread and butter, but I still get a thrill out of holding a paperback book—and my house is still crammed full of them. I figure I’ll be set if the zombie apocalypse happens. I’ll have something to read or start a fire with. Oh, wait, I would never, ever burn a book.
Marie loves anything romance. Give her a story about curvy gals and alpha males and she’s one happy person. She writes what she likes to read. All of her stories feature a big, buffed man who takes one look at the woman meant to be his and falls down on his knees. Each of her stories comes with a happily-ever-after all their own.