Tuesday, April 13, 2010

#Authorpalooza2010 Day Guest Author: @LissaMatthews

Hello people. You are in for a treat today as I welcome the amazing Lissa Matthews here today. And you will see why she rocks when you check out this interview ;-) Enjoy!

How long have you been working on your goal of becoming a published author?
My first book was published in 2008. I submitted my first manuscript in a contest in January 2008.

What is one of things you love about being an author?

What is one of your least favorites about being an author?
Waiting on publishers.

If you can trade places with one of your characters who would it be and why?
Elise. I mean, have you read Simple Need? I'd want a shot at Vinter!

Can you tell us a little about your latest or any upcoming release?
I will tell you about my upcoming release for later this month. Sweet Caroline from Samhain Publishing. It's about Caroline, a divorced woman that loves kinky D/s sex and Buck, a single contractor that loves working with his hands. They become somewhat friendly while Buck is working on Caroline's house as she preps it to be put on the realty market. When Buck finds her browsing in the local adult toy shop, he can no longer keep his hands to himself.

Are you working on anything right now? I am working on 4 things right now.
Cracklin' Rosie (second book in the Blue Jeans and Hard Hats series); X Marks the Spot for Ellora's Cave; Turn Two, which is the follow up book to my next Loose Id release Stick Shift; and a fun little sexy hot romp titled Trouble in the Making

What is one typical day in the life of Lissa Matthews?
Up at 5:30am, out the door at 6:40 to take my daughter to school. In the Spring and Summer and early Fall, it's usually walking at 7 for an hour or so. In Winter, it's an extra hour to write. I write after walking, I home school my youngest, more chores, errands, picking up daughter, more writing/editing/blogging/promo, dinner, evening walk, some family time, and bed at 10:30 or so. There's tweeting as well...grins.

If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you ask said person?
That list is so incredibly long. It goes back thousands of years... we'd be here all day.

What is one thing that might surprise readers about you?
Honestly, I have no idea. Maybe the answer to your following question...

What is the one thing that always relaxes you?
A spanking.

Now here are some blurbs plus some PG-13 and R-rated excerpts of Lissa's upcoming new release, Sweet Caroline.

Blurb from Samhain Publishing:

Blue Jeans and Hard Hats, Book 1

Buck doesn’t do personal projects. Until he runs into a woman wandering the aisles of the local home-improvement store, looking lost and confused. Just the way this fantasy looks at him nearly buckles his knees. In a hot second, the successful owner of a contracting company becomes a simple handyman, ready and willing to get as personal as the lady will allow.

Since her less-than-golden marriage to the local golden boy ended, Caroline’s declaration of independence includes her own business, road trips…and nipple piercings. Now it’s time to cut the last tie to her old life, but the house needs some work before she can unload it and move to her dream cabin in the mountains. Hard as it is to admit, she needs a little help.

Over the next few months, he shows her his toys, like hammers and drills, and she shows him hers—like floggers and paddles. And their attraction is the tinder that could send Caroline’s plans for an independent life up in flames…

Warning: In this book, there are sightings of glass dildos, leather belt bindings, nipple rings, wicked clamps, cherry cheesecake and a hot, yummy handyman-type guy who’s really good with his hands…

PG-13 Rated Excerpt:

Buck got up from the table and brought the plates over to the sink. “Cheesecake is my favorite, you know.”

“No, I didn’t know, but I did know it was my favorite.”

“I love cherries too.”

Caroline laughed. “I bet you do. When was yours popped?”


The look of surprise on his face was priceless, with his slack jaw and wide eyes. It obviously had been the question he’d been expecting from her. “When was your cherry popped? I’ll tell you if you tell me.”

“I know when you lost yours or roughly when you lost yours. I lost mine when I was fifteen. She was an older woman.”

Caroline turned toward him holding the knife she was going to use to cut the cake in her hand. He smirked at her, not a bit afraid, not thinking at all that his manhood was in danger. “How much older?”

“About like us, five years or so.. She was my nemesis’s older sister.”

She turned back to the business of cutting the cheesecake. “Usually it’s the best friend’s older sister. Not the enemy.”

“I know, but she was hot and I knew it would piss him off. We kept seeing each other for about six months or so after the first time.”

“Here,” she said, handing him a small dessert plate. The cheesecake had a thick graham cracker crust and a thick layer of cherries on top. “I hope you like it.”

The first forkful was already in his mouth and he was smiling. “Oh my God, Caroline. You should have gone into the cheesecake business instead of gift baskets. I’ve never tasted anything like it.”

She laughed. If the state of Georgia allowed home based food businesses she would have considered it. “Thank you. I’ve been eating this since the first time my grandmother made it at Christmas one year. She always made it for me when I spent the summers with her and my grandpa after that. Eventually, she taught me to make it. It’s my favorite.”

“It’s the real deal?”

“If, by real deal you mean being full fat cream cheese, full fat sour cream, real butter, real eggs and real vanilla, yeah, it’s the real deal. There’s fresh squeezed lemon juice in it too. And the cherry sauce is homemade. I couldn’t buy store bought cherry pie filling for this.”

“You amaze me.”

He presented a forkful to her, and she opened wide, closing her lips slowly around the tines. He pulled the utensil back, then leaned in and licked at the drop of cherry syrup on her lip. The lick became a full-blown kiss, and the kiss ended with her body in full-blown arousal. Good God what the man did to her.

“It’s only a cheesecake,” she whispered when he lifted his head and took another bite from his plate.

“No it’s not, Caroline. The love that went into it over the years your grandmother made it for you and the care that went into you making it for us tonight… No, it’s not just a cheesecake. You know better.”

She felt the heat suffuse her cheeks at the compliments. “Thank you.”

“Welcome. Now, eat that slice on your plate. I have some plans for the rest of the cherry sauce.”

It was her turn to be surprised. “How do you know there’s any left?”

“If there isn’t, I’ll scrape it off the top of the cake.”


Adult Excerpt of Sweet Caroline:

A five year age difference wasn’t much, but to a woman of forty, it was enough of one to make an impact. Buck hadn’t come on to her, flirted with her or touched her unless it was necessary. The only thing he’d ever done to make her think he saw her as a woman rather than a client, was that look of heat every so often when she licked her lips or curled her hair back behind her ears to keep it out of her face. She didn’t know if he’d seen the strands of gray at her temples or if he realized she had to use extra creams to keep the lines and wrinkles down to a minimum. But when he looked at her with that bit of lust flaring, it made her want to feel younger and sexier, even if she didn’t look it.

“Not a lot of work. I have a couple of baskets to put together, but they don’t need to go out until the end of next week.”

“That’s good. I know I like being busy and seems like you do too.”

“Yes. I’d rather be busy than twiddling my thumbs all day wondering what to do. I used to do that far too often when I was married.”

Buck leaned his hip against the axe handle, and she had a hard time keeping her eyes trained on his face. She wanted to look down or lean against him. She wanted to drop to her knees, press her face to his crotch and rub her cheek against his cock.

When he licked his lips after taking another swallow of coffee, she looked away, somewhere over his shoulder. His tongue licking the drop of coffee seemed to have the same effect on her that it had on him when she did it. And things were even hotter between them after yesterday and last night. She’d not had so much sex in one night in a long while and though she should be sore, all she could think about was getting naked with him again.

She liked feeling free and sexy and pretty and wanted. She liked being the woman inside and letting her out to see the light, to be seen by a man like Buck. Even though he likely didn’t know it, he’d helped her to see that side of herself, and she was enjoying the discovery.

She hadn’t felt that way about herself during her marriage. At least not the second half of her marriage. When Derek focused on her, on them, she’d felt like the sexiest, most beautiful woman alive, but when he’d started looking away more, wanting and having other women, she lost that feeling. She’d retreated into a shell, and she was damn glad to be out of it.

“That’s right. You didn’t work before.”

She looked at his face again, briefly raising her gaze to his. “No. I started my gift baskets after the divorce. Since it’s an online business, I can move it anywhere there’s Internet and shipping. I like it and it’s…” She shrugged.

“Yes. A personal touch is lacking these days. I’ve seen some of what you do. It’s good. I’m sure your clients are very happy.”

Caroline smiled. She liked him being proud of her. “Thanks. Well, I guess I should let you get back to work.” She didn’t want to though. Staying, talking, looking at him was what she wanted to do instead. The taste of his come was still on her tongue from breakfast when he’d told her to strip down and suck him, and she was eager for him to tell her to do it again.

“Welcome.” He picked up the axe, wrapping his hands around the wood shaft and lifted it to rest on his shoulder. The move pulled his tee shirt tight across his chest, and she knew his gaze followed hers as she looked him up and down, smiling into his face and bright blues. “Neither of us wants to work right now, do we?”

Caroline shook her head. “No.”

“What do you want, sweet Caroline?”

“More of you.”

“Huh. Interesting.” She followed Buck into the shed. “I think that can be arranged. I had a thought yesterday about you and this sawhorse here.” He patted the piece of wood. “But it might be a little chilly this morning.”

“Coffee warmed me up. Didn’t do that to you?”

“Oh I’m warmed up, but it wasn’t me I was concerned about.”

“Sweet of you.” Caroline pulled her sweater off over her head. “I’m okay though.” And from the way his eyes widened… “Like it?”

He reached out and flicked the ring in one of her nipples. “Love it. You need to wear that kind of bra all the time. Leave those beauties free and exposed.”

She grinned. “Yes. Exactly what I was thinking. I have two others, but, there are a host of colors I haven’t ordered yet.”

“Well, we should definitely get that done. God, Caroline, they’re beautiful.” He wrapped his large hands around the globes of her breasts and squeezed, tugged, massaged the creamy flesh. She moaned in need, and he grinned at her. “Matching thongs?”

“Lacey boyshorts.”

Buck groaned and she purred. “Driving me crazy, woman.”

“That’s the whole idea,” she whispered into his hair when he lowered his head and licked at the valley of her chest. Her fingers unsnapped and unzipped her jeans, and she shimmied out of them.

Buck stepped back a couple inches and looked down. “You deserve a spanking for being such a tease.”

“Mmmm.” She kicked the jeans off to the side near the door. “And how am I a tease?”

“You came out here under the pretense of bringing me coffee.”

She watched him unbuckle his belt and pull it through the loops, one at a time. The hissing sound it made caused her to shiver. “But I did bring you coffee.”

“You did.”

“Am I to be punished?”

“Spanking isn’t for punishment. It’s strictly for pleasure. Mine…and yours.”

She liked that. A lot. “Then what?”

“You will bend over the top of the sawhorse, spread your lovely legs, and have your pussy plundered.”

Well that sure is enough to keep you warm at night. ;-)

Bonus Time!!!

To enter to win a copy of any of Lissa available books, just tweet about this giveaway - include #Authorpalooza2010 with link of this post or share on other social networks like Facebook, Myspace, blogs, etc...

And answer the following question(s)

Do you enjoy reading erotic romances like menage novels?

Which do you enjoy more:  M/F/M or M/M/F?

And what was the last menage novel you read?


Leslie Lee Sanders said...

I enjoy reading and writing MMF menage mostly. I like when the boys go all in, get their hands dirty and get into the moment without second guessing themselves.

The last menage read I read was Moonkissed by Wayne Mansfield. MMM vamp love!

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/LeslieLSanders/status/12108247973

Cecile said...

Waves frantically to Lissa!!!! Very nice interview ladies!
Just from the blurb of this book.... I MUST HAVE BUCK NOW... oh I mean the book!!!!

Now I will answer the questions, just for fun.. lol! I love reading menage books... I have read m/f/m, m/m/f and i read on that took a map to figure out... m/f/m/f. I enjoy them all.. But I have to try my hand at f/f or f/f/m which I think I would enjoy... I have read m/m... so I need to go the other way now... Humm last one I read... Let The Sunshine In by Jenna Brynes.

Thank you so much for showcasing Ms. Lissa! She is awesome!!!

elaing8 said...

Great interview and excerpts.

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Do you enjoy reading erotic romances like menage novels?Yes

Which do you enjoy more: M/F/M or M/M/F?I like both

And what was the last menage novel you read? I think it was Double Entry-Desiree Holt


Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Wow that blurb sure was... stimulating. ;) Now spanking as a relaxation technique, that is something I will have to investigate further. :D

I love menages and prefer m/f/m so everyone can play with everyone else! The last menage I indulged in... I mean read was Going All In by Jess Dee.

I am going to add this interview to my Titillating Tuesday blog post.

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Rosie said...

Wow, those excerpts were something else. Can't wait to read these books.

I enjoy reading M/F/M books and started with Menage by Emma Holly. The last menage book I read was "Six" by Opan Carew. And that one was HOT.

Not a Tweeter, but am a follower. Thanks!

Lissa said...

Hey y'all! I meant to stop in earlier, however today I have been bogged down with edits and blurb writing for two upcoming EC books.

I'm glad you're enjoying the excerpts and that you're looking forward to the release of Sweet Caroline. I know I am!


Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Huh, me want to read this one!!

Tweeted it here: http://twitter.com/Stella_ExLibris/status/12152768181

I prefer reading M/F/M, the last menage novel I read was Ménage by Emma Holly.

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Melanie said...

I so want to read this. ;)

Do I enjoy reading erotic romance novels? Of course! Sadly I don't think I've ever read menage novels but if I did I think I would prefer M/F/M. I think I do need to pick one up though to read.

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