Hi and welcome to my blog, Nicole Morgan. Please make yourself at home and grab a drink from my hunky cabana boys, Zeke and Jake. So tell us a little about yourself.
Thanks for having me, Raine. The boys Zeke and Jake have been very … umm … accommodating since I got here. You certainly have them trained well. I’ve been writing erotic romance since 2009 and in the last 7 months really vamped up my writing schedule and have focused on putting out more work and spending more time interacting with readers. After having just put out 6 books in 2 years, I have written 7 more in the past 7 months. My new writing routine and daily goals have really helped keep me on track.
So tell us a little about your latest book. What inspired this masterpiece?
My latest is When Promise Meets Passion and there’s actually a funny story behind why I did write it. As with all of my books, I always start with a general concept or idea of who my characters are and what they’re about. On twitter and facebook I have a large following of past and present members of our military. I’ve written 4 books which center on Navy SEALs and for the longest time I’ve had Marines telling me, ‘when are you going to write a Marine story’? Cole, the main character in this book is a Marine. I figured it was finally time I give a story to “The Few, The Proud, The Marines”
If you had any super powers, what would they be and why?
You know that is a tough one. There are so many amazing things I would like to do, but in all honesty I think the most awesome power would be the ability to stop time. Can you imagine how cool that would be? My productivity would shoot through the roof! I could stop time for a few hours and crank out some serious words in whatever I was working on, then get some chores done while the world around me stopped and waited until I started things up again. Ahhh…if only!
What genre haven’t you tried yet but want to in the future?
I always used to answer this question with my desire to branch out into the paranormal genre. I finally did though and am happy to say that my first paranormal erotic romance, The Nexus, is scheduled for release this August through Siren Bookstrand. In my March 2012 release, Intimate Confessions a supporting character was bi-sexual and involved in a ménage interlude with two other men. The M/M dynamic of erotica has always intrigued me and that’s something I would like to delve into further.
What is one thing readers might be surprised to know about you?
I am currently living a real life fairy tale. After weeks of receiving flowers and gifts from a secret admirer, I finally found out who it was. And to my delight and surprise it was the very man who I’ve had a crush on for the longest time. After he courted me like a pro, I have been officially swept off my feet and am crazy about him. To prove my impending happily ever after with him, which he says is “going to happen” he bought me a princess crown. It may sound cheesy, but I have to tell you, it pretty much made me swoon.
If we asked your muse to describe you in three words, what do you think they might say?
Controlled chaos! LOL. My writing is never plotted out and I just write with no real direction. I try to stick to a general path, but I allow the story to tell itself and surprise even me with the twists and turns that come out of it. I personally blame my muse for the chaos, I’m just a portal to their ideas.
What authors can be found in your library of books?
You will find anything and everything written by Joann Ross, Maya Banks, Dick Couch, Rob DuBois and Scott Zastrow. My writings tastes vary from sweet or erotic romance to military based books.
Have any guilty pleasures you want to share with us?
I have an affliction for caramel. Anything with caramel in it is sinfully indulgent to me, especially a caramel macchiato with an extra shot of espresso. When I have one of those I get the boost of energy I sometimes need and at the same time feel like I’m eating a giant bowl of ice cream. It’s so good!
Is there anything you’re currently working on that you can give us a taste of?
I’m currently working on a story about two people who have come back together after meeting years earlier. Their attraction for one another goes deeper than just the physical and after they open up to one another they discover that all the heartaches of the past have led them to one another.
What is your favorite way to relax after a hard day working and writing?
There is nothing in this world like a long and luxurious bubble bath and curling up with a good book. After writing so much, I like to lose myself in someone else’s story.
What is one historical figure you would love to chat with and why?
I would love to be able to sit down and chat with Abraham Lincoln. He helped shape and change our country on many levels. In addition to what he did to abolish slavery, he also was the one who founded ‘State Homes’ which were a smaller version of what we now refer to as VA Hospitals. Even in his time he saw the importance for such a facility where those who served could get treatment for injuries, diseases and illnesses. If we didn’t have the VA hospitals in place now, many veterans wouldn’t have the resources they needed to help get themselves well.
Would you care to mention any upcoming or WIP projects that readers can look forward from you in the future?
Out of all your books, do you have a favorite one? If not, then which one is closest to your heart?
Oh I absolutely hate when I get asked this question. LOL. It’s just not fair to make me pick! But, if I had to pick I would say I have a special place in my heart for any of the books in my Sweet Awakenings series. Those 4 leading men and the women they loved absolutely stole my heart. In fact, a portion of the proceeds go to SEAL Legacy Foundation which is dedicated to providing educational assistance and support grants to the families of wounded and fallen U.S. Navy SEALs.
Thanks for coming. Is there anything else you want to add?
Thanks so much for having me, Raine. As delightful as your company was, I must admit I will miss the beautiful ambiance that Zeke and Jake provide. I invite the readers to check out my website or my blog to keep up to date on my upcoming releases and works in progress. I’ve got some exciting new stories hitting the cyber shelves this year.
When Promise Meets Passion by Nicole Morgan
When Cole Bottego met Leah Allbright she was just a girl, the younger sister of his Marine buddy, Dex. Both of their lives were changed forever in 2007 when an IED killed Dex. In his friend’s final moments, Cole promised to always look out for Leah.
Years pass and Cole keeps his promise. Now grown, Leah is a rookie police officer under the watchful eye of her police chief, Cole. The dynamics of their new roles prove to be more than either of them were prepared for. After years of being best friends they find their feelings changing and complicating their once-easy camaraderie.
Will temptation prove to be too strong for either of them to resist as they’re given a chance to have something neither of them knew they wanted? Or will Cole push his desires aside because of a promise he made years earlier to a dying friend?
The invitation her body implied sent his already-hard cock into overdrive. With his dick throbbing, he looked down to see pre-cum drip down the tip in anticipation. His hands shook when he grabbed hold and tried not to stroke himself, unsure if the slightest motion would make him come.
Gently and with very little pressure, he slid the head just past her slit, slowly invading the lips which protected her entrance. He could feel every muscle in his body protesting as he tried to hold back. Even as a seventeen-year-old horny teenager, he couldn’t remember ever wanting to feel the inside of a pussy so bad.
It struck him in that moment that he couldn’t even remember having sex before now. He knew he had. So many fucking times he probably couldn’t even count them. In that instant with Leah though, all of them were suddenly nameless and faceless. None of the previous women seemed to matter. Until now he had never known what it was like to truly want someone so much that he thought he might die if he didn’t get her.
Sweat beaded his forehead. He was in agony, but he held himself still, just brushing the tip of his cock against the hole it wanted to slide into. He studied her eyes, looking for signs that she wanted him to stop. Despite his patience, all he saw was restless passion.
Unable to refuse either one of them any longer, he painstakingly slid his head inside. Tightness wrapped around him. Heat shot through his body, and her slippery walls coaxed him further along.
Watching her expression, he drifted deeper. An inch, then another and another. The closer he got to filling her completely the more hypnotic her entrancing stare became. Her eyes fluttered at him, heavy lidded with desire.
Finally, after seconds of agony, he was buried inside her. His balls rested against her pussy, and he nestled himself contently inside the tight embrace of her wetness. Whatever the fuck he had been doing his whole life had been wrong. This was more intense than anything he’d ever experienced. He couldn’t move against the euphoria that clouding his mind. He could feel her body pulsating against his invasion, and he savored it.
He opened his eyes, not realizing he had even shut them. Her voice had brought him back to reality. She stared back at him. Her delicate fingers were wrapped around her rosy hard nipples, and her hips rocked gently as she whimpered unintelligible words to him.
A primal sensation overtook him in that moment. The need to take her, claim her, mark her, and make her belong to him and no one else consumed him.
He leaned over her body, hovering just above her and slowly slid back, almost exiting the most exquisite tightness he’d ever felt. He held himself there, suspended as the cool air caressed his now-wet cock. Suddenly cold and desperate to have her heat warm him, he thrust inside her.