★★ Release Day Blitz ★★ - Wanton by Lynn Michaels - An awesome post today you don't want to miss!
AUTHOR: Lynn Michaels
PUBLISHER: Rubicon Fiction
COVER ARTIST: Jay Aheer
LENGTH: 190 Pages
RELEASE DATE: April 15, 2016
Corey has graduated from college and is trying to find his way, but when his Dom/boyfriend, Jack, demands that he move in with him, Corey loses himself in emotion, fighting Jack every step of the way.
Jack is a rich owner of a real estate investment firm and he’s determined keep his submissive/boyfriend in line, even though Corey refuses to use his safe words.
Will their play become all consuming, or will they learn to trust each other enough to find love?
I am thrilled to have Lynn Michaels here and she has answered some questions for us. It's a great interview and I'm excited to get started. My first question to Lynn is...
1. If you had to do it all over again, is there anything you would change in your latest book?
Probably that it wouldn't have taken so long. It was in editing for a very long time.
2. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I'm never sure if my message really gets across to the readers.
3. Are there any new authors that have grasped your attention?
Too many to list them all - Nicole Dennis, Christa Tomlinson, Amy Jo Cousins, Megan Erikson, the list goes on and on. I like to try to read new artists and indie artists.
4. If you had to kill a character in your book, who would it be and why?
Probably Eric in Wanton - he was just clueless and a prick and he got off way too easy, but life works like that sometimes and you have to go on anyway.
5. How did you come up with the title for your book?
Corey is the main character that came to me first and it just really described him.
6. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes. Always. I like my writing to say something, but it isn't always obvious. Wanton is about connecting to those who are important to you and working things out, even when it's difficult and even when you have to face hard truths about yourself. It's also about accepting others in your life where they are and not trying to change them to suite your own needs. (See question #2)
7. Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I'm in the middle of drafting Holeshot 2. It's as crazy as the first book, but in completely different ways. Davey and Tyler make cameo appearances, but the book is about their friend and fellow Supercross racer, Tate.
8. What book are you reading now or have read recently?
I JUST finished Hundred Thousand Words by Nyra Dawn as I sit here and am starting Real World (Bend or Break) by Amy Jo Cousins. My TBR list is 100 miles long and I'm a pretty fast reader, so that changes constantly - daily.
9. Did you learn anything from writing your book, and if so, what was it?
I learned a lot about the BDSM culture and some other personal stuff about my own personality - more than I want to share - but I will say that I tend to be a very dominant person.
10. What do you do when you are not writing?
READ - I also love Kayaking and going to the movies. I love sci-fi movies and saw the new Star Wars twice!
11. Is there a scene that is harder for you to write than others? Such as love? Action? Racy?
Sex scenes are always harder for me. I tend to take more breaks during a sex scene and I seem to edit them more as well. I want the sex to fit the story and to mean something. It has to be intimate and interesting. I feel like the expectations for sex scenes is very high in this genre.
12. Do you read your reviews? Do you have any advice for how to deal with the bad?
I stopped reading reviews. I can't stop myself from taking it personally. I don't mind criticism if it's going to improve my writing. I can take it from my beta readers and editors, but reviews are a different ball game altogether. It's easier just to not read them. I look at how many reviews I have, regardless of what they say. Although I do read blogger reviews. *tilts my head back and forth* Bloggers tend to focus more on the content, the plot and characters and generally are worth contemplating. If I read other reviews, I do it with my fingers covering my eyes.
13. Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What it is?
I don't know...I tend to like dark subjects and angsty material. I like variety. I want every story to be different. If the story needs something, I'll write it. It's more about how you approach delicate subjects, I think, than avoiding them.
14. How hard is it to send your characters out into the world?
Agh! So hard! It's scary. I work so hard, I want people to appreciate what I write. Ultimately, I write and I can't stop, so I might as well get them out there. I try to focus on the process and writing the best story I can. I try to learn and improve and hope others will see that improvement. But, I just keep moving forward.
15. Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the bathtub)?
I need music that matches the mood of what I'm writing, but not all the time. There's a playlist at the back of Wanton.
16. What is the biggest lie you’ve ever told?
I don't lie often. I don't like being dishonest. Probably the worst has been calling off of work.
17. Characters often find themselves in situations they aren’t sure they can get themselves out of. When was the last time you found yourself in a similar situation, and what did you do?
Tough question...probably RL work stuff. I'm very dominant and anal and I don't like other people telling me what to do.
18. If you had a free day and your mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do with your day?
Kayaking, followed by sangria, and probably a good book.
19. When you are driving down the road, what music do you listen to?
Mostly new alternative lately, but also classic rock, hard rock, sometimes country. It depends on my mood. If I'm on a road trip, I like 80's rock like Foreigner and Journey.
20. Do you find yourself scrolling through Facebook more than you should? How do you balance Facebook time vs. writing time?
Yes! It's very distracting. I have dedicated writing time. I put on my music and get into my characters. I only get distracted if I have to research something - it happens. Okay - it happens way too much!
Thank you so much for stopping by and answering my questions. Before Lynn leaves she has agreed to play Think Fast. Check it out —Kathy
THINK FAST –
TEA OR COFFEE? Coffee
DOG OR CAT? Dogs
COWBOY BOOTS OR SNEAKERS? Flip flops
SWEET OR DILL? Dill if it's pickles
SUITS OR BOOTS? Boots
QUICKIE OR CANDLES? Quickie
LIGHT OR DARK (AS IN SHADES PULLED)?Dark and cool
PAPERBACK OR E-BOOK? ebook most of the time
CITY OR COUNTRY? Beach
BIG SPOON OR LITTLE SPOON? Big Spoon
HUNKY OR CHUNKY? Hunky, unless it's peanutbutter
Lol, thank you Lynn, this was awesome.
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Corey sat down quietly at the dining room table, tucking one foot underneath him and waited until Jack brought him a mug of coffee.
"I'm sorry, baby," he said, setting the mug in front of Corey.
"Me too." Corey took a sip of coffee, black with just a little sugar, perfect.
"I won't get all in your job hunt, if you just don't go work for Apex, okay. Settled?" Jack stood beside him and ran fingers through Corey's hair.
"I just want one thing in return."
Corey's heart started pumping. When Jack wanted something from him, it was either going to be incredibly sexy or start another argument. "What?" He held his breath.
"I want to introduce you to my club. Properly."
"What's that mean?"
The sexy smirk on Jack's face told him more than he wanted to know. This time, Jack's desires would be both incredibly sexy and start an argument. Corey put his coffee on the table and clasped his hands in his lap.
"It means I want to show you off. Present you."
"To your BDSM group?"
Jack leaned back against the breakfast bar that separated the kitchen from the dining room. "You'll wear something fetish. Leather, probably. And you'll be in submissive role. I'll set you up in the center of the room. Maybe spank you a little. That's all. A little show so everyone will know what I have."
"Like a possession." Corey made it a statement, rather than a question. He understood exactly what Jack was saying.
"Yes, but only for the party. You know I think much more of you than that," he pleaded, hopefully.
"You really want this?" He didn't understand it, but he didn't understand why he needed the pain either.
"Do you?" Jack asked, as if it mattered. Maybe it did.
Corey thought about it and realized his cock had gotten harder and harder the more Jack talked about it. The thought of others watching him, half naked, playing with Jack as Jack's sub, made his blood tingle. The submissive in him did want to please his Dom. Instead of answering, Corey pushed his chair back a little and flipped the front of his boxers down. His hard cock stood right at attention for Jack to see.
"How rude at the breakfast table Corey." For a moment, he sounded totally serious. Then, Corey watched as Jack licked his lips, his eyes going dark, and he knew Jack was ready to play.
Corey teased, "How about you have my sausage for breakfast, Jack?"
Jack's cock was tenting out the front of his athletic shorts. Corey was getting to him, and the thought had him giddy enough to start squirming in his seat. Before Corey had a chance to think of anything else to say, Jack tossed his leg over Corey's thighs, straddling him in the chair. He rolled his hips, rubbing his dick into Corey' groin.
"I want you to fuck me right here, Jack, right now," he panted.
"That can be accommodated." Jack stood up and moved Corey's coffee mug off of the table. Then he pulled Corey up and with a quick twist, he shoved Corey against the table, pushing his chest against the flat surface. "Grab the edges of the table."
Corey did as he was told. Even without the signal, he knew Jack had slipped into his Dom role, and at the moment, Corey was happy to slide into his own submissive persona.
Jack jerked Corey's hips back away from the table, and pulled his boxers down, then kicked Corey's legs apart leaving the boxers wrapped around one ankle. He ran his fingers down Corey's spine, making him squirm with goose bumps. "Damn, you look good like this. How bad is your bottom, Corey? Tell me the truth."
"Do you want to spank me?"
Jack barked at him with his full on Dom-voice, "Answer my question, Corey." When Jack used that tone, Corey felt compelled to obey and that sent delicious tingles through his belly.
"It's not too bad, as long as you don't use anything studded."
"Mmm." Corey listened as Jack went down the hallway. He couldn't see from where he was stretched out across the table, but he didn't dare move. He tried to keep still, but he couldn't. His body thrummed with anticipation and his leg shook uncontrollably. He had to move something to ease the tension.
A few minutes later, Jack returned. He put his hand on Corey's lower back then rubbed along his bottom. He dropped something on the breakfast bar, but Corey couldn't see what it was. Wondering what Jack was going to use sent a shiver down his spine.
"There's a little bit of bruising, Corey." Jack sounded concerned.
"I don't care." He loved the lingering ache and wanted more.
"Fine. I'll avoid those spots."
"You don't have to."
"Be still, Corey. You don't know-- Hell, you'd probably end up killing yourself. You have to be able to say no, baby."
Corey didn't answer. He wanted fucked, not an argument. He'd damn well say no when he damn well meant it, but right now was not the time.
"Fine," Jack huffed. "You've been very disrespectful at this table, Corey." Jack's words were gruff, but that only made Corey smile wider.
The first smack made Corey jump. It was hard, but didn't sting too bad. It felt like just a flat paddle. The second smack hit his opposite cheek, then back to the first. Corey settled in and his body stilled.
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