Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Release Day Blitz A Perfect Bond by Lee-Ann Wallace

Welcome Lee-Ann, if you are a parent do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting? Any tips for time management or sneaking in writing time?

This is a great question and the answer is: Yes and no.

I have three kids and fortunately for me they are all at school. I write during the day while they are out of the house and I write again after dinner until I go to bed unless my hubby convinces me to watch a movie with him. (I’m a bit of a workaholic!) Because my kids are older, two teenagers and my youngest is 7 they mostly entertain themselves and are more interested in spending time online with their friends than being with mum. So I’m lucky in a way, but as a parent it is hard to see your kids slowly pulling away from you to find their own lives.

In terms of finding time to write, I think if you really want to do it, you will make time for it. Give up one show on TV that you watch and spend that time writing or if you’re like me and are more likely to pick up a book than watch TV, start with half an hour a day. For those who have to work, maybe carry a notebook with you and write while you eat lunch. Weekends can be a good place to find a few hours to set aside for writing as well.

Which romance book or series (or other genre, if you don’t write romance) do you wish you had written?

Oh, that’s easy. Nailing Singh’s Guild Hunter Series. I love those books, and her Psy/Changeling Series is good too. She’s such a talented writer. Very good at world building and writing characters who have depth.

Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?

Hmm, yes I’d like to try writing fantasy or urban fantasy. Playing with magic sounds like so much fun. My favourite genre is paranormal so I’d probably incorporate a bit of that into it too.

Of all the characters you’ve ever written, who is your favorite and why?

Prixy or Prixmina who is introduced into the Fallen Star series in A Perfect Bond. She has her own story in book six and I really enjoyed writing her. She has layers which I didn’t get to fully explore much to my disappointment as there is only so much you can squeeze into a novella. She carries a lot of weight on her shoulders although you wouldn’t know it, she is that out going friend everyone has who is a real chatterbox, but she cares deeply for the people around her and of course her mates too.

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

It sure is. The next book is Body, Heart and Soul and will be released with eXtasy Books on April 1st. I was working on what was supposed to be book four and these characters arrived in my mind and wouldn’t go away. So Brylax and Allura ended up becoming book 4. It turned out to be a rather sweet story and Brylax has ended up as one of my favourite characters from the series.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?

I’ve completed up to book 7 of the Fallen Star series and at the moment I’m working on the first book in a new series. It’s in the same universe as the Fallen Star books, but in a different part. There will be some crossover of species, but it’s set a few decades before the Fallen Star. I’m hoping to keep up with a release a month so the new series will slot in and I will have alternating releases.

What book are you reading now?

I’ve been working my way through Viola Grace’s Terran Times series, but I’m hanging out for Nalini Singh’s next Gild Hunter novel and Laurell K Hamilton’s next Anita Blake novel.

What is in your to read pile?

I don’t really have one. If I’m not working my way through a series or rereading a favourite, I’m prowling around Goodreads or Amazon looking for something new. I don’t tend to add books to my TBR pile. Of course there are the books you can’t wait to read that haven’t been written yet and you just want the author to hurry up so you can dive in, so if that counts then the two I’ve already mentioned are at the top of the list.

A Perfect Bond
Fallen Star Series
Book 3
Lee-Ann Wallace

Genre: Erotic Romance and Soft Science Fiction

Publisher: eXtasy Books

Date of Publication: March 3, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0595-3

Word Count: Aprox. 26,000

Cover Artist: Latrisha Waters

Book Description:

When Destiny walked through the doors of a bar on the science station Elmertia works on she thought all her dreams had come true, until the mysterious man disappeared without a trace. Tormented by that one brief contact she throws herself into unlocking the secrets of an alien’s nanites until an ultimatum from her employer threatens to lose her not only her dreams, but her future.

Drawn to the small female he met by chance Manik searches for a reason to return to her station. When the crew of pirates stumble across a woman in stasis floating in space who has cranial implants and nanites the medic has found the perfect reason to return to one of the universes most knowledgeable scientists and the female who has been haunting his thoughts.

With time running out on her research, Ellie is shocked by the sudden arrival of her mate and his proposal, but she has more to lose than her life’s work. Being with Manik might cost her everything including her life.

I pulled Manik through the front door, past our lounge room and down the short hall to the last door, my bedroom. The soft lighting of night had flicked on when the door had opened and allowed us to see our way. Prixy would normally be watching something on the holo tube, but the apartment was silent and empty. I’d worry about Prixy tomorrow, right now I wanted to strip Manik out of his clothes and explore every inch of his body with my lips and tongue.
The door slid closed behind him and I realised I needed to explain a few things before we could get started.
“Bonding happens when mates come together for the first time,” I said as I turned around and stood in front of him. Reaching for the edge of my top I pulled it off over my head exposing my bare arms and my sleeveless support top to his view.
“I don’t know how much it will affect you, but once bonding is complete I won’t be able to sleep with another man. I won’t get aroused by any other man and the actual act of intercourse would be painful for me.” I reached for the closure of my pants and undid them. I pushed the formfitting fabric down my hips and legs, my tail slipping free of the fabric, until I could step out of them. I was left standing in front of him dressed only in my underwear, with the spots on my upper thighs and shoulders in plain view.
I looked up into his eyes to see that they had indeed heated, they weren’t scorching yet, but were well on their way to getting there. A little shiver raced down my spine. This was it, the moment I’d dreamt about and fantasised about for three hundred and thirty-four cycles. He was finally here with me and we were going to bond.
Reaching for the hem of his shirt, I started to lift it in preparation of taking it off. His arms remained by his side, pinning his top down. I caught a glimpse of dark hair over the lower section of his stomach I’d exposed before I looked up into his eyes.
“Manik?” Didn’t he want to bond with me?
“Do you expect to lead, Ellie? Because I have news for you, I know all about bonding and what happens, and what it will mean for you and possibly me. If we’re going to do this, we need to get one thing straight. I’ll be in control in bed. I don’t mind being on the bottom, that’s not what this is about, what it’s about is you trusting me to have your pleasure in my mind at all times. Trusting me to know what you need and to give you as much as you can take.”
I stared up at him, my hands still clenched around his top. My body was completely on board with what he’d said, a needy throb had started between my legs, heat spiralling through my core. My head was trying to catch up. All the men I’d ever been with had enjoyed my bossiness in bed, even Stadden. Especially Stadden, he’d liked me telling him what to do. The thought of giving over the reigns to Manik had my stomach quivering in excitement, but my head was balking at the idea.
What if I didn’t like what he was doing? Could I tell him? What if I wanted it harder or faster, was I allowed to say something? Would he listen to me or just ignore me and carry on? I suppose there was only one way to find out, he was my mate and I had to trust that the Universe had given me the right man.
I dropped my hands and stepped back, suddenly unsure of myself. I felt self conscious and hesitant. I didn’t know what to do now. What did he expect of me?
I looked away from his penetrating gaze, for the first time in a very long time I felt out of my depth.
Warm fingers stroked up my arms sending tingles racing across my skin, they ran across my shoulder, up my neck and cupped my cheeks tilting my head back gently to look up at him.
“Trust me, Ellie. I’ll never hurt you, I’ll always make sure you’re taken care of and I’ll always have your pleasure foremost in my mind.”
I searched his eyes and found only honesty there. Maybe I could be honest with him too.
“I don’t know how to be this person you want me to be.”
“You don’t have to change, Ellie, you just have to trust me.”
“But I’m bossy and you said you want to be in charge.” I didn’t understand what he was trying to say. How could I be what he wanted and stay the way I was?

“You can be bossy as much as you like, as long as you understand if I’m fucking you slow because I want to build the pleasure until you can’t take anymore and you tell me to go faster I’ll continue fucking you slow until I’m ready to go fast. I’ll hear you, Ellie, I’ll never ignore you, but I’ll also do what I want because I know how to make you purr.”

About the Author:

Lee-Ann Wallace spends her days drinking too much coffee and dreaming up her next sexy hero to write about. She grew up on a staple diet of romance books and dashing rakes who swept their heroines off their feet. When she’s not writing you can find her with her nose pressed against a screen reading everything from paranormal romances to horror.

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