Dec 7, 2014

#MFRWorg gets DOWN AND DIRTY with @AuthorLyndaB #MFRWauthor

Welcome MFRW author Lynda Bailey. Tell us about yourself.
I’ve always loved stories, especially romances. For me the only thing better than reading a romance is writing one. That and drinking red wine while eating dark chocolate.

My romances are full of passion, with heat levels that range from hot to sizzling! I'm proud to have been a 2010 finalist in the prestigious Golden Heart®. Please join me for laughter and love, and where the good guys always win in the end.

I live in Reno with my husband of thirty+ years and our two pampered pooches.

Generally, how long does it take you to write a book?
That depends on the book's length. For a novella, it usually takes me a couple of months from start to finish once I start writing. Longer fiction obviously takes, well, longer... ;)

Do you have a schedule for writing?
Once I'm into a story, I write first thing in the morning, when all is quiet. I then try to get as many words on the page as possible during the day before my DH comes home at 5pm.

How did you come up with the story idea?
I was inspired years ago by Liliana Lovell (the original owner of the Coyote Ugly saloons) to write a cougar story based on a female bar owner and a younger bartender, but the story never really solidified in my head. Once I added the BDSM aspects, it took off... ;)

What are your thoughts on love scenes in romance novels?
For me, not have love scenes in a romance book is kinda like having cake without any icing. It's still good, but not as good as it could be... ;)

What does your husband think of your writing?
My honey is my biggest fan! I couldn't do any of this without his rock-solid support.

How can readers/fan contact you?
I love to hear from readers! They can drop me an email at Lynda@lyndabailey.net

Tell us about your latest book...
Shattered Trust is a contemporary BDSM erotic romance.

Kate Landry trusted the wrong man and paid dearly for her mistake. But she survived and raised her daughter alone. At forty-two, Kate has a good living as the owner of the Bluebird Saloon. But she’s forgotten how to live. That is until he comes into her bar…

Liam St. James loved a girl once. And only once. After an accident paralyzed her, she didn’t trust he’d continue to love her. Liam left and discovered a world where women did trust him—to be their Dominant. He’s a master – literally, but the request from the stoic bar owner will pose his greatest challenge yet…

Kate and Liam embark on a journey to uncover repressed urges and to discover new desires. They also fall in love. But when you’ve been shattered as badly as they have, loving is easy. Trusting is harder, especially when the heart is involved…

Learning to love is the easy part...
Excerpt
“You will pay me with your submission.” Liam tucked his index finger under Kate’s chin and lifted her gaze to his. “Whenever, wherever and however it pleases me.”
She closed her eyes and two twin teardrops leaked out. Her jaw trembled so hard, her teeth clicked. His Dom fairly danced with glee as blood swelled in his cock.
She licked her lips, leaving a shiny path he longed to follow. “What if I can’t…submit?”
He dropped his hand and took a big step back. “Then nothing. We go back to the way things were.”
She huddled tight to the wall, her body shaking and her breathing ragged. He worried she might hyperventilate again.
After a slow, silent count to twenty, and she still hadn’t moved, Liam hoisted the empty keg and turned to leave.
“I don’t want to feel this way anymore.”
Her hushed words stumbled his feet to a halt. Fuck.
“Can you fix me?”
He slammed his eyes shut. Goddamn it! He didn’t want to look at her. He wanted to just keep walking, out of the room and out of the Bluebird. Permanently. But that wasn’t going to happen. He glanced over his shoulder.
She still hugged the wall with her arms wound so tightly around her middle it was a wonder she could draw a breath. Her wide-eyed gaze snared him. Kept him rooted to the spot. She looked helpless, so fucking helpless, yet determination etched her mouth. She might be scared, terrified even, but she had grit. By God, she was beautiful.
He fortified his resolve. He wouldn’t allow himself to be wooed by her enticing vulnerability or her quiet courage. This dangerous plan needed to die—for both their sakes. He graced her with his wickedest grin. “When I’m done with you, you’ll be either fixed or broken completely.”

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