Saturday, December 1, 2012

Welcome Author Samantha Gentry


Could this be her big break? Her ticket to a career as an investigative reporter?  Secrets, personal agendas, deceptions—not exactly a good foundation for building a solid relationship.

BLURB:  Dani Foreman is determined to expose the secrets of the mysterious Third Floor club in order to secure her career as an investigative reporter.  Problem?  So far, many have tried but none have been able to gain access to the private club.  An encounter with the sexy bartender might just be her way inside the club to discover the truth behind the rumors of orgies among the rich and powerful.

Mitch Sinclair is a man of many secrets, including owning the Third Floor, an exclusive sex club.  He doesn't know who Dani is, but he does know she is not what she claims. His need to protect the secrets of Third Floor runs deep and very personal. But his attraction to Dani is strong and he must decide whether to trust her or compromise the single most important thing in his life? 

And that's the crux of the character's problems and conflict in the fifth book in my Encounter series, THIRD FLOOR ENCOUNTER by Samantha Gentry, available now from The Wilder Roses (the Scarlet Rose line of erotic romance at The Wild Rose Press).

I found this an interesting book to write.  From the day I started putting the storyline together, I included the rumors about the Third Floor private club and speculation that it was a sex club.  But it took me a while to decide if that would end up being the truth and if so, what type of sex club and who were the members?  And another decision about the storyline if Third Floor did end up being a sex club would be the problem of the man who owned the private club—the hero of the story.  How would that impact his good guy/hero status?  Why a sex club rather than a gambling club or just a high end private club serving drinks and food and maybe having a dance floor?  And if it did end up being a sex club, to what purpose?  And what would it say about the heroine if she became involved with a man who owned a sex club?  At some point in time she was bound to discover the truth especially with her desire to do an investigative report on the club.  Then what?

How to reconcile the two extremes.  Be able to show the hero is still the good guy and worthy of her love even though he purposely deceived her about his true identity and several other things.  Provide a valid reason for her to accept that he owns a sex club, a reason that will allow her to retain her integrity when she is presented with a viable reason for not doing an investigative report on Third Floor and exposing it as a sex club.

What factor could make all of that okay?  I hope you enjoy the way I worked it out.

Following is an Adult excerpt from THIRD FLOOR ENCOUNTER, an erotic romance by Samantha Gentry.

Adult Excerpt #2 (first kiss):

Mitch continued to hold Dani's hand as they walked next door. Her hand felt good in his, very comfortable and relaxed. He unlocked the front door and stepped aside so she could enter.

Three steps inside and she came to an abrupt halt then whirled around to face him. "Oh, my God! This isn't an apartment building, it's a house!"

Her sudden stop caught him off guard. He bumped into her, knocking her off balance. He grabbed her in his arms, catching her before she fell. He pulled her body tightly to him, her face close. Her firm breasts pressed against his chest. He felt each breath she drew, her ragged breathing matching his. His cock responded to her body heat, twitching to life and rising to the occasion. Taking it slow…testing the situation…taking the time to figure out specifically why she had invaded his territory. It all went by the wayside in a heated moment of unbridled lust.

His mouth came down hard on hers, an involuntary reaction he couldn't have prevented even if he wanted to. After a brief moment of surprised hesitation, she fully responded with an earthy sensuality that nearly knocked his socks off. She felt good in his arms, the contours of her body fitting with his as if they were made to be together. He aggressively thrust his tongue between her lips. Exploring, tasting and teasing. At that moment, he had only one thing on his mind—spending the night engaged in hot sex with the delicious Dani Foreman.

She had grabbed his attention, captured his interest, and stimulated his libido all in one fell swoop. His common sense and instincts told him to back off, put it on hold, keep his pants zipped, leave it alone. If he hadn't been inside his own home, his instincts would be telling him to turn and run. But his desires vetoed his concerns. He wasn't even sure exactly what specifically concerned him. 

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Samantha Gentry's typical day

As soon as I wake up, Harrison (my houseboy) draws my scented bath.  By the time I've finished bathing and am dressed he has prepared a champagne brunch which he serves on the terrace next to the swimming pool.  I spend the next two hours reading the morning newspaper and working on my tan.

Promptly at the stroke of noon I adjourn to my home office and begin writing.  I spend a grueling four hours slaving away over my computer keyboard creating brilliant prose filled with exciting characters, entertaining plots and highly sensual encounters.  I emerge from seclusion at four o'clock having written the next chapter of my current work-in-progress.

Harrison's talented touch soothes my tight shoulder muscles with an expert massage.  He pours me a glass of wine before going to prepare a gourmet dinner.  And the rest of the evening is better left to your imagination.

Oops…I just lost my hold on reality for a moment.  Sorry.

I'm a morning person and am usually at my computer by six o'clock with a cup of hot coffee which I keep at a safe distance from my keyboard (been through the spilled coffee on the keyboard before, don't need to do it again).  The first thing I do is go through my email.  Then I get to work-either writing or revising on my current work in progress, or doing the edits on my next release.  I usually run errands in the early afternoon.

Hmm…I think I like the first version of what my typical day consists of better than the reality.

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LisaRayns said...

I absolutely loved your first version of a typical day and I 135so want to live that life! :)

Samantha Gentry said...

Lisa: Thanks. If only it was really my typical day! :)

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