Monday, September 30, 2013

Welcome Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott today

Thanks for having us on the blog, Dawn! We’re both buried under deadlines so I’m going to take this one. =) 

To get us started can you tell us a little about what you are working on or have coming out?

Well, I’m finishing up ROCKED—which is the next book in the Lost in Oblivion series. This is Deacon’s book. The boys are on their first official tour as an opening act for Rebel Rage – one of their personal heroes. A lot of rude awakenings happen. The band members walk a tightrope over the fun and excitement of their dreams coming true, and the rude awakening of just what happens when the fame monster comes into play. Deacon’s role in the band has changed and he’s fighting to find his place. And while he’s already off-balance he has the added stress and excitement of falling in love with one of the catering chef’s on the tour, Harper Pruitt.

That comes out 10/31 if all goes well with edits.

And because I’m slightly insane, I’m throwing my hat into the NaNoWriMo ring again in November and working on a new project.

TWISTED – Jazz and Gray’s book from the Lost in Oblivion series will be out in Spring 2014

Are your characters able to love or do they need to be taught?

Wow…good question. I think most of my characters think that being independent is the most important thing and love scares the crap out of them. They have to learn that love doesn’t mean being weak—that it’s quite the opposite.

Most of them are rather stubborn. *blush*

If you could collaborate with one author who would it be? 

I’ve got her! Cari Quinn and I met 5yrs ago this summer. We grew from simple critique partners to best friends and now to collaborators. We’ve really found something special when it comes to brainstorming in the middle of laughter and sarcasm. And we’ve got Lost in Oblivion going as well as another rock star group in talks, and a bakery series set in Salem, MA called Kiss Kakes we’re hoping to work on next year.

When you begin your stories, do you go with the flow, or go with an outline?

I usually have a pretty good set up and outline, but by the time I start writing it the characters tend to take over and I end up going with the flow and doing another outline about halfway through after I’ve gotten to know the characters.

Is it hard coming up with titles or characters names?

TITLES!!! OMG…I’m terrible at naming my stories. LOL Naming my characters is easy. Of course with a few stories going on in my head, my WIP folder, and already published I have to keep a notebook with the names I’ve already used. LOL
Especially since I have 2 Simons now in two different series. OOOPS!

Is music a factor for you while you are writing? Do certain songs put you in the right frame of mind to write certain stories?

Definitely. Both Cari and I can’t get to writing unless we have a playlist. I usually have a few different playlists for different moods in whatever book I’m writing. I’m all over Spotify. It’s the best invention evah!

What has been the defining moment in your career that made you think “Yes, I am now a writer!”?

It was a tiny, weird little thing that happened. My best friend since college is really good about pimping my books out to her friends. She’s rather adorable about it actually. And she mentioned my book to her neighbor and she’d already read it!

It’s a small thing, but what a small world. That this random stranger found my book out of all those books on Amazon and BN et al and bought it and actually talked to my friend about how much she loved it.

Really humbling and awesome.

If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing?

Hopefully I’d be doing something with graphic design. I went to college for it and love messing around with it for marketing purposes for Cari and I.

Or maybe a TV critic. I’m a total nut for television.

What is the next book you'll write?

The NaNoWriMo thing in November is my next project. It’s about a couple that meet because they want the same renovated/repurposed firehouse in a little town in upstate NY. She wants to make it a home and he wants to glam it up and flip it for cash.

Its summer in my part of the world and that means summer blockbuster movies are coming out. Do you have a list of movies like me that you are itching to see or have seen? What about ones coming up? Any that draw your eye to it?

 I’m a freak for movies. One of the things that Cari rolls her eyes at about me. LOL If there’s cars and explosions I can get Cari to go with me…Hello Fast and the Furious moovies!

But me? I like everything. Currently I’m dying for the next Thor movie. RAWR. Hellloooooo Chris. I love all those movies. Avengers, Captain America, and the other franchise---Batman and Wolverine and all that stuff. Love me some alpha damaged males. LOL

Thanks so much for having me Dawn. I really appreciate it!!

Cari and I are really looking forward to writing more rock stars for our readers.

Seduced (Lost in Oblivion) by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott

Contemporary Erotic New Adult Romance
Publisher: Rainbow Rage Publishing
Release Date: July 4, 2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count: 74,000

Available at:

A PREQUEL to the NA rock star series Lost In Oblivion.

Warning: Get ready for a testosterone overload. The guys are in the driver's seat in Seduced - and the ride's gonna rock.

Twenty-three year old Nick Crandall has one focus in his life: Oblivion, the band he formed with his best friend Simon Kagan. With gigs coming up and the band members lacking focus after losing their drummer to rehab, they're out of ideas. Until Oblivion's bassist, Deacon McCoy, poses a surprising suggestion.

Bring in someone new. Two someones.

One You Tube video gone viral later, Oblivion is poised on the brink of stardom. With their new hot drummer chick — who comes in a package deal with a talented guitarist who happens to be head over pick in unrequited love with her - it seems like everything's falling into place. Or will the band Nick and Simon have fought to keep together disintegrate before their eyes?

Four guys & one woman + more success than they ever bargained for = trouble, of the sexiest kind.

Get Seduced by this novel-length introduction to the band Oblivion. This preview occurs before the four forthcoming books about each of the band members. Sometimes getting lost means finding yourself…

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations (including m/f/m menage) and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

Spicy Teaser:

Nick stabbed his fingers into the mile-high bun Jazz had fixed on top of her head, wrecking the orderly curls, tearing them down while his tongue plunged between her lips. She moaned, loud and sharp, not tempering the sound. And he feasted on it, on her, sucking on her tongue, nipping her lips, swallowing that same grape-sweet taste she’d tormented him with before.

“Want me to go down on you?” he whispered between kisses. It wasn’t an offer he made often, though he had a feeling she’d be the exception to all of his rules.

She shook her head, hard and definite. “No. Just fingers. Please. Like last time.”

They didn’t speak after that. Didn’t do a damn thing except kiss and touch and pant hotly into each other’s mouths. Just like last time, she stroked his cock like she was manipulating her drumsticks. Up, down, up, down, squeezing, letting go. Over and over until he shoved her back against the wall and pushed his hand under her skirt. All he could think about was getting inside her.

She wore panties tonight, tiny frilly ones, and he ripped them aside and surged his fingers deep. She threw her head back, banging her skull. He pulled out and rubbed her piercing, amazed all over again that such perfection existed in his world. The memory of those pink crystals around her taut little clit could take him straight to heaven. But he wouldn’t go alone.

He spent extra time toying with the studs, testing her reactions to each flick and flutter. Building the urgency between them until they both trembled like plucked strings. Then he was playing her flesh like she’d played him and all he could hear were her ragged gasps, each of them ending on a single plea.



God, give me more.

She came in a pulsing gush against his palm, and he groaned as he dropped his forehead into the crook of her neck. Her brown sugar scent and the smell of her arousal wrapped around him, constricting his lungs, blocking his airflow. Then she dropped to her knees again and pulled down his zipper, taking him out so fast he couldn’t do more than pant his gratitude. Her lips closed around the head of his dick and he fisted his hands against the wall, one of them still soaked from her, lost to the sensation of her wet silky mouth riding up and down his length.

It didn’t take long. She remembered what he liked, and he’d been primed for the past week. He hadn’t let himself come on his own, knowing he’d see her behind his eyes. She’d be the cause of his orgasm even if he was all alone. So he’d held back, held off, somehow knowing they’d end up in this place again. His own touch would never be a decent substitute when he could have her.

At least he had her right now.

About the Authors

Cari Quinn - USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn wrote her first story—a bible parable—in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. Now she gets to pen sexy romances for a living and routinely counts her lucky stars. When she’s not scribbling furiously, she can usually be found watching men’s college basketball, playing her music way too loud or causing trouble. Sometimes simultaneously.

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Taryn Elliott - She’s from the great state of New York--upstate NY…you know, above NYC by about three hours. Her family consists of a brother who takes care of keeping the snarky side of her alive and a dog that is more spoiled child than mutt. Her writer-friends are the glue that keeps her crazy ideas more in the sane category, and her non-writerly friends are the reason she’s not a complete hermit. She can't go a day without laughing and truly does fall in love with each and every one of her leading men as she writes their book. Music is life and every story has its own soundtrack.

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