Now onto the questions I just had to ask Gayl...
Can you please tell us about your latest/upcoming book(s)?
Tea For Three is a flirt that I wrote as part of the Wonderland Tales collection in honor of Breathless Press turning 5. It is my interpretation (with a bit of a gender switch) of the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and White Rabbit, in this case, Hatter, Bunny, and Cat. The story follows Bunny and her inability to arrive on time for tea. There are always delightful consequences in the form of punishment from her lover, Hatter. Of course he manages to find ways to keep her on her toes.
How did you come with the idea for this story?
This story really came out of thin air. When I began plotting this tale, I heard Bunny’s voice loud and clear. Then I took the idea of running late and it grew from there. I knew I wanted to use the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, and Cheshire Cat and once my imagination began firing on all cylinders, it took off. Once I got started, the ease with which the words came surprised me.
Who is your ultimate "book boy/girlfriend"? You know, that hottie you read about and drool over.
I am a sucker for a hot rock star or a Navy SEAL. I have a thing for tortured alpha males who can’t fight the need to protect those they love. I can’t say there is one in particular that is my favourite but I do get hot and bothered over a couple of JR Ward’s Brotherhood and Fallen Angels as well as Stephanie Laurens’ Cynster men.
Who is your Celebrity crush? And what would you do if you ever meet them?
I have a serious crush on Adam Levine. He is the all American boy with the hot tattoos, the devilish grin, and sparkling eyes. He is creative and a musician and that is hot to me. If I ever met him, I’d probably babble like an idiot or talk about my kids who are also musicians. Since he is married now, hitting on him is off the table
If you could collaborate with another author on a secret project, who would you pick to work with and why?
Good question… I have collaborated in the past but if I could pick anyone past or present I would say Ray Bradbury. I could not get enough of his books and would be thrilled if we could collaborate on a Sci-fi romance.
Tea for Three by Gayl Taylor
Flirts/Ménage bdsm contemporary
Heat rating: 4
Available at Publisher
Punctuality is not a high priority for Bunny, especially when the penance for her tardiness is so sweet.
Teatime for Bunny and Hatter is their playtime. Hatter stresses his desire for her to be on time but she can't seem arrive when expected. As a result, he devises delightful punishments full of exquisite torture and mutually satisfying.
One afternoon, Bunny plans a naughty little treat for Hatter. She is late as usual and fully expects him to punish her wilful disregard. Imagine her surprise when she returns home for tea only to find Hatter with a wicked gleam in his eyes and a stranger curled up in her favorite chair with a most unusual grin.
A barely-there smile lifted the corners of her mouth as she considered the punishment for her tardiness. Hatter would not be pleased she was late again. What would he issue as penance for her willful disregard for his wishes? Spank her or withhold her climax? Perhaps he'd bind her to the bed and torture her with his hands and tongue. Oh yes! Berenice greatly enjoyed their afternoon tea. She could imagine his rumbling voice and scorching gaze as he admonished her. Bunny, as he liked to call her, you've again tried my patience. I shall need to spank you for your deliberate disregard for my instructions. Remove your panties, bring me my paddle, and bend over my lap. Berenice giggled like a naughty schoolgirl. Hatter invented the most delightful punishments. What will he say when he realizes she isn't wearing her panties?
Time hardly passed as she strolled along the trail and arrived at their small cottage in the woods. Brilliant pink, orange, and purple hues colored the late afternoon sky. Tomorrow would prove to be another delightful day if the sky was any indication. However, Berenice looked forward to this evening's delights. She'd never before experienced an all-consuming, passionate relationship. Hatter introduced her to a wonderland of sensual delights. Berenice reveled in his dominance, but Hatter was more than a commanding presence. He cared for her, saw to her needs, and gave her everything emotionally and physically. Now, Berenice scarcely remembered a time when they weren't together. She paused at the door and took a moment to smooth the skirt of her cotton sundress. Drawing a calming breath, she turned the doorknob and entered.
Gayl Taylor spent much of her youth daydreaming and making up stories. Life in her imaginary world was full of adventure, intrigue, and romance. Temporarily distracted by real life, marriage, three kids, and the necessary paycheck, she found her way back to writing as a hobby and eventually pursued her dream of being a published author.
Although she still has her day job, at night Gayl writes steamy, sensual romance. Her passion for music and sports feeds her imagination inspiring her to write about smoking hot rock stars, sexy athletes, and the women who bring them to their knees. She has three titles published with Breathless Press, Ride a Cock Horse, part of the Naughty Nursery Rhyme line, The Hero Sandwich, and Tea for Three, part of the Wonderland Tales collection.
A native California girl, Gayl lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her three sons and Ozzy, their aloof but loving cat. She is a self-proclaimed coffee addict, closet rock star, die-hard baseball fan, and hopeless romantic.
You can find Gayl at the following places:
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