Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Book Spotlight & Giveaway for Sierra Cartwright's Claim

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Gotta Love Boston!
Sierra Cartwright

I put a lot of thought into choosing the settings for my books. It needs to reflect a little bit about the characters.

For Claim, my latest book from Totally Bound, Boston was a natural choice. Kennedy Aldrich, my hero, is from a well-established and wealthy family. I wanted his parents to have a lot of expectations for him.

Much to his dismay, his mother is always pestering him to get married. And it’s not just about selecting a bride. It’s about choosing a woman from the right family (in her opinion). That’s really important to her, so she wants him to marry a woman of Mayflower descent.

Kennedy’s father and his family have been in business for over a hundred years.

So Boston seemed like a logical choice. I spent a magical week in Boston, and it was a trip I will never forget. I loved the amazing food, walking the historic Freedom Trail, going to the Boston Commons and watching the swan boats, visiting my first-ever world-class aquarium, having a beer at the Cheers bar, and of course, the shopping. I took my first-ever subway ride in Boston, and it was to a Red Sox game. I’ll never forget the experience of being on the train with dozens of other people and the excitement of the fans.

The buildings in Boston are inspiring, as well, from modern and sleek, to classic and regal. It was fun to use both of those in the book. Kennedy’s family has an older house, while he lives in an ultra-contemporary urban home, complete with a patio on the fourteenth floor.

While I generally write books set in the West, it was fun to feature the Eastern Coast in Claim. And it makes me want to have a follow-up. Which will means I’ll need to do more research there…

Blurb for Claim:
This is book two in the Bonds series, see the full series listing here

It had to be her. He won’t be satisfied until he claims her.
Kennedy Aldrich has perfected the art of dodging any romantic entanglement that will lead to marriage. That is until he sees Mackenzie Farrell at a BDSM gathering.
When they meet, he’s entranced by her intelligence and submission, not to mention her stunning good looks. For the first time, he has met a woman who captivates his interest on every level, someone he wants to share his life with.
Mackenzie is overwhelmed by Kennedy’s attentions. A failed marriage taught her to distrust men, and she’s vowed never to walk down the aisle again.
It takes all her resolve to resist the devilishly handsome Dominant. After all, the whole world knows of his legendary reputation with women. Every feminine instinct warns that this man will demand more than she can offer.
But she hasn’t counted on Kennedy’s determination to claim her and prove that love is worth any risk.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal play.

Like the sound of Claim? Buy it here.

Sierra Cartwright was born in Manchester, England and raised in Colorado. Moving to the United States was nothing like her young imagination had concocted. She expected to see cowboys everywhere, and a covered wagon or two would have been really nice!
Now she writes novels as untamed as the Rockies, while spending a fair amount of time in Texas…where, it turns out, the Texas Rangers law officers don't ride horses to roundup the bad guys, or have six-shooters strapped to their sexy thighs as she expected. And she's yet to see a poster that says Wanted: Dead or Alive. (Can you tell she has a vivid imagination?)
Sierra wrote her first book at age nine, a fanfic episode of Star Trek when she was fifteen, and she completed her first romance novel at nineteen. She actually kissed William Shatner (Captain Kirk) on the cheek once, and she says that's her biggest claim to fame. Her adventure through the turmoil of trust has taught her that love is the greatest gift. Like her image of the Old West, her writing is untamed, and nothing is off-limits.
She invites you to take a walk on the wild side…but only if you dare.
You can find Sierra on Facebook, follow her on twitter and check out her page on Tumblr.


Enter Totally Bound’s competition for the chance to win a copy of Claim and two books from Sierra’s backlist:

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