Tuesday, August 6, 2013

It's Breathless Press' birthday and introducing Raven McAllan

Breathless Press is turning Four and having a  huge blog hop with some of their authors. Today I have the pleasure of having Raven McAllan at the Reading Nook. So please give her a round of applause.....Take it away Raven (and whispers, try to not steal the cabana boys if you can).

Welcome to my Reading Nook, Raven. Please make yourself at home and let my cabana boys/girls get you a drink.

Hmmm *checks out pool boy and the drinks*. "A Bellini please."

Comfortable? *sneaks another look at the cabana boy* (he's fit) Er well…. *snigger*

Wonderful. Now let’s get started.

Okay, "*sips drink and sneaks yet another peak,* and oops, Dawn's coughing to get my attention.

To get us started can you tell us a little about what you are working on or have coming out?
I've been offered the chance to explore a new format with my writing and there are some old friends making an appearance.  However you'll have to wait just a little bit longer to find out more, sorry.

If we asked your muse to describe you using five words, what do you think they would say?
Stubborn, wordy, passionate, growing old disgracefully… oops that's six, perm any five from six there.

Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you. 
According to one reader nothing would surprise them…

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? 
Oh I have no idea, I haven't been everywhere yet. Although I'm working on it.We (DH and I) say we are doing out gap year in two week stints.

If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend that they start with and why? 
If they wanted to read Regency, I'd say start with Wallflowers Don't Wilt because it's the first in the Rogue Scandals series. Contemporary, I love The Price to Pay, a cougar story.

Where do you find the inspirations for your stories? 
I have absolutely no idea. I sit and write.

Are your characters able to love or do they need to be taught? 
It depends what they tell me. I'm a character driven pantster, and do as I'm told.

Do you have a book that was easiest to write or one that was the hardest? 
Every time it's the one I'm writing. for both, depending on the level of caffeine and chocolate in me

 If you could collaborate with one author who would it be? 
Well I am collaborating with Lee Brazil at the moment, apart from him, Katy Fforde.

Coffee, tea or other drink to get you moving in the morning? 
Tea first thing, coffee an hour later.. and two hours and three hours…

What is coming up from you in 2013? Anything you want to tease us with? 
Well I have my can't take about yet project, and a certain YA baddie is shouting in my ear.also at some point my fox shifters have a couple more stories to be told. However I've slowed down, on purpose, as I need to smell the daisies, (or go fishing or whatever)

Anything else you want to add? 
My latest two books with Breathless Press were both Regencies. A Rose Between The Thornes  book four in the Rogue Scandals series, And A Matter of Faith. I do like finding out about the lives behind the facade of society. 

Thanks for taking the time to be here today. I wish you many sales and wonderful reviews. 
Thank you for inviting me. *eyes up Cabana boy and wishes was thirty years younger*

A Matter of Faith by Raven McAllan
Historical Romance
Buy at Publisher (includes all other buy links there as well)

Leonora knew she'd wait for Justin to come home. She hadn't expected it to be so long or so fraught.

When Justin joined his regiment, and was sent to the continent, Leonora promised to wait for him to return. She didn't think it would take so long, or she'd have so many difficulties to face.

Strong willed and determined, her life changes, as she struggles to cope without Justin, and keep his estate running.

With someone out to destroy all she holds dear, Leonora has to fight for her beliefs and her family, and hope they get the happy ever after they deserve. 

Teaser Excerpt:

Leonora gave herself up to the pleasure she experienced crushed against him. Her breasts were tender and her skin was a mass of tingling nerve ends. As each step added to the friction between their bodies, it was as if the materials covering them both did not exist.
She wriggled, and a sharp smack to her arse made her yelp.
“Why did you do that?” Mindful of his diktat for silence she whispered the words.
“For you would try the patience of a saint, Nora, and as you surely realize, there is no likelihood of canonization in my future. Now be still or it will be more than a gentle tap that I administer.”
Now why did that stark statement have her quivering, and set up a new strange feeling inside? Dare she ask? One look at his grim face decided for her—now was not the time.
Once out of the house, he skirted the side of the building and cut across a cobbled courtyard. It seemed his destination was the stables.
 “Justin, I cannot ride like this,” she protested quietly. “I am not dressed for riding.”
The look he gave her sent further unknown sensations through her, which were more intense than she had ever made herself feel. To her secret mortification, her quim was damp and she needed to touch or be touched, and to increase the delicious ache that built there. And then...then what? Not for the first time, Nora wished she knew things. It was all well and good coming upon her maid with the stable boy and hearing the girl demand the lad put his cock into her and fuck her, and to get hot and bothered at what she saw. Who knew the bulge in a man’s pantaloons looked like that? Then to see Lucy take that...his cock—for the life of her, Nora couldn’t equate the long thick staff with its purple- red nob with the strutting cockerel that ruled the hen house—into her mouth...well. She grew warm at the thought of it. It was an- other thing not to feel somewhat apprehensive now she knew at last the experience was about to be hers. It had taken all her courage to touch Justin, and to taste him. That had her counting to ten under her breath. Once she smelled his maleness, that exquisite definable scent of musk and aroused man, Leonora knew she was hooked and needed more. More of everything.
“Some would say you are overdressed for the type of riding I have in mind for you later,” he replied as he set her on her feet. Her face must have shown her confusion, for he threw her a heavy cloak. “You’ll understand later. Here put this on whilst I saddle my horse. You will ride in front of me, even though my body is on fire for you. Sad to say, I fear until we arrive at our destination, and I warm your arse, amongst other things, my body will not be hot enough to ward off the chill in the air. I will resist temptation, hard though it may be.”

About the Author:

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 here…

https://www.facebook.com/rmcallan        (my page)
https://www.facebook.com/ravenmcallan            (author page)

About Breathless Press

Breathless Press is an e-book publisher specializing in Romance and Erotic(a) stories.

Our mission statement is simple: To provide the opportunity for readers to connect with romance authors through the purchasing of quality e-books at a low price.

Starting in the summer of 2009, Breathless Press came into existence. Since then, we have been producing top end romance and erotic stories for valued readers to enjoy.

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kimmyl said...

The five words she used to describe herself. And the excerpt of course!!!
Loved the interview and excerpt and can't wait to add this book to my TBR pile.


MomJane said...

Loved your comments. I love regency stories and this is the first I have heard of yours. I am anxious to begin reading them.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Andra Lyn said...

Thanks for sharing the great giveaway!

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Raven McAllan said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments, It was great fun answering the questions ( and seeing the cabana boys)

Doris O'connor said...

Raven's regency stories are fabulous :-)

Sebella Blue said...

It was all very interesting. I love learning little personal quirks and habits of authors. My favorite question though was what books she recommends to new readers.

Anonymous said...

I know Raven's m/m work well, but the Regencies sound interesting, too!


lisagkendall said...

I unfortunately am a caffeine junkie, have to have my sweet tea. Thanks for the post.

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