Breaking in Waves Series Spotlight & Giveaway

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Title: Breaking in Waves Series
Author: Laila Blake
Genre: Erotic Romance / Literary Erotica
Release date: Book 1 July 17, 2014
Book 2 July 17, 2014
Book 3 January 6, 2015
 
Blurb: Breaking in Waves is an erotic trilogy comprising Driftwood Deeds, Trading Tides
and Saltwater Skin.
 
It follows the relationship of  hermit screenwriter Paul Archer and young media journalist Iris,
who comes to interview him in his seaside home. While Iris has long been curious 
about
Dominance and submission, she has never had a taste. So when Paul offers to give 
her
one, she jumps at the chance for an adventure.
 
Of course nothing is ever that easy and when feelings start to develop between them, they have
try and make to work across the distance and an age gap,
  try to fit their disparate puzzle pieces together somehow.
 
Breaking in Waves may never be a story everybody loves. It wasnt conceived that way,and
that
s not its goal. Its erotic fiction with a literary bent, with a whiff of rebellion against
the expected and the profitable. It
s a story that searches for those qualities in its readers,
too, a story that wants to latch onto someone who is also searching, longing for 
something
just a little bit different. And just maybe its been searching for you.
Interview with the author
Please tell us about your latest or upcoming release. What is this gem about?
 
I just released Saltwater Skin, the last installment of the Breaking in Waves trilogy. It brings to a close the love story of Iris – a young media journalist, and Paul – a hermit screenwriter, who have found  themselves attracted to each other and then try to figure out how to bridge an age gap, expectations and distance to be together and make each other happy.
 
How often does your muse distract you from day to day minutiae?
 
Honestly, I think day to day minutiae are tend to intrude on my writing more than the other way around. It’s all about a schedule, I think. About making time and – for me, especially – to accept there is only so much I can do in any given day and not drive myself crazy ;).
 
What do readers have to look forward to in the future from you?
 
Oh, so much. At our little publishing house Lilt Literary, we’ve just set up a publishing schedule for this year. There will be a new erotica series centered around a secret society, the last installment of the zombie drama After Life Lessons, which I am co-writing with L.C. Spoering, a new urban fantasy series by the both of us which is based on the world I started in the Lakeside Series and so much more. It’ll be an exciting year!
 
Writer’s block—real or hype?
It depends on the definition. I definitely think there are things that can block you – for me, that’s expecially not know knowing how to go with a scene or plot, or doubting myself etc.  – and then it’s my job to figure out what it is and get over it. Writer’s Block as a force of nature that plagues writers: hype :).
 
Do you prefer to extensively plot your stories, or do you write them as they come to you
 
I tend to plot. It depends on each story, how much. My Breaking in Waves series is slightly plotted – as in I had an outline of where to go. My fantasy series is plotted in much more detail.
Last year, I went through a lot of changes in my life and I realized how little I like multi-tasking, how easily I get overwhelmed. I took some steps to implement this in my real life – and for writing it meant that I realized how much easier and more enjoyable writing is for me when I don’t have to make up plot AND word it at the same time.
 
Do you have a favorite genre? Is it the same genre you prefer to write?
It changes. I don’t really have a favorite genre – mostly I love it when authors bridge that gap and write something surprising and transformative. Like Margaret Atwood or Philip K. Dick, like Murakami or even Gillian Flynn with Gone Girl. I like to read books that surprise me, make me think, that are beautiful in style and wording, and I suppose that is also what I try to do in my own fiction, although I still have a lot to learn.
 

Thank you so much for having me. This was fun!

 
 
Title: Driftwood Deeds (Book 1)
Release date: July 17, 2014
 
Blurb: When journalist Iris Ellis visits a sleepy seaside town to interview recluse screenwriter
Paul Archer, he offers her insights into never acted upon fantasies of 
dominance and submission. Too curious to deny herself a taste of them, Iris gives herself up to Paul’s gentle guidance, but when she realizes that a taste can never be enough, she must find the courage to ask for what she needs or risk losing it all.
 
Called a “gem for fans of BDSM romance and the perfect starting point for readers new to
the genre” by RT Book Reviews, Driftwood Deeds is a novella of sexual awakening as 
well
as consent and communication in bdsm.
 
 
Title: Trading Tides (Book 2)
Release date: July 17, 2014
 
Blurb: Love, they say, is magnified by absence.After the dream-like quality of Iris’ visit at Paul’s sea-side home, she is back in the routine and drudgery of her city life. Struggling to put a label on what they have together, they phone and write letters, trying to sustain the flame, until they can make time to be in each other’s arms again. But once they are, how do you pull back into proportions a love so magnified it burns?
 
Contains adult themes and bdsm.
 
 
Title: Saltwater Skin (Book 3)
Release date: January 6, 2015
 
Blurb: In this last installment in the Breaking in Waves series, Paul takes the helm and tells the story of how he and Iris move in together. Two decades of a bachelor’s lifestyle are not easy to merge into a life together, and Paul goes on a journey of embracing Iris in his seaside world. Without holding back and without fear.
 
Saltwater Skin is a 37.000 words erotic novella, covering adult themes and bdsm. It is
the 
third installment in the Breaking in Waves trilogy.
 
 
Tour Schedule
 
January 26 – Promo – Word Forward
January 27 – Review – Erzabet
January 27 – Guest Blog – Pub Slush
January 28 – Promo – Paranormal Book Club ( PBC) 
January 29 – Review – She Hearts Books
January 30- Promo – Bookcrastinators
 
February 2 – Promo – Desire Me Only
February 3 – Guest Blog, Promo – Vampires, Werewolves, & Fairies, Oh My
February 4 – Interview & Promo – Harlie Williams, Writer
February 5 – Review – Addicted to Books and Authors
February 6 – Promo – Dawn’s Reading Nook
February 9 – Promo – Erotic Notions
February 10 – Promo – IndieWritersReview
February 11 – Promo – Daydreaming Books
February 12 – Promo – Books Are Magic
February 13 – Promo – Sweet Love and Hotness Britches
February 16 – Promo – Penny’s Tales
February 17 – Review -Simpliread
February 18 – Guest Blog & Promo – Bookin’ It Reviews
February 19 – Promo – Bridging The Gap Promotions
February 27 – Promo – Lisa Loves Books
 
March 2 – Promo – Must Read Faster
March 3 – Interview & Promo – Raine Delight’s World
March 4 – Promo – Deal Sharing Aunt
March 13 – Promo – Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm
March 20 – Promo & Review – Harlie’s Books
 
About the Author
 
Laila Blake (lailablake.com) is an author, linguist and translator. She writes character-driven
love stories, co-hosts the podcast
 Lilt and blogs about writing, feminism and society.Her
work has been featured in numerous anthologies. Keeping a balance between 
her different interests, Laila Blakes body of work encompasses literary erotica, romance, and various fields in speculative fiction (dystopian/post-apocalypse, fantasy, paranormal romance and urban fantasy) and she adores finding ways to mix and match.A self-proclaimed nerd, she lives in Cologne/Germany with her cat Nookie, harbors a deep fondness for obscure folk singers and plays the guitar. She loves photography, science documentaries and classic literature, as well as Doctor Who, Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory.You can find her across the web. To stay up to date with her most recent publications, please consider signing up for her spam-free newsletter.


Book Spotlight & Giveaway~ Passing the Torch

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Check out Passing the Torch by L.L. Sanders and remember to enter the contest at the end of the post for a chance to win a $10 Amazon/BN GC and a PDF ecopy of the book. The Book Blast is sponsored by Goddess Fish Promotions and you can find all the tour stops HERE

Now onto the book….

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Deep in the Arizona desert live a girl and her dad, burying secrets–and bodies.

Mesa Kingston’s first memory of burying a corpse was at eight years old. Back then it had been the carcass of a large lizard her dad found that they buried in the backyard of their isolated cottage. At age fourteen, the body of a young lady accompanied the reptile’s remains, and ever since, an accumulation of female bodies began to grow. Now, the only way Mesa can stop the haunting screams of the dead is by drowning them out with flames. Or is there more to the blaze than even she can perceive?

Teaser Excerpt:

Good girls do anything for their fathers, including rob, cheat, and kill, and I always considered myself a good girl. The time I first came to that conclusion will stay with me forever. Years later, here I am, still fulfilling my daughterly duty.

 

After wiping the sweat from my palm onto my jeans, I press the bulbous tip of the match against the strike strip on the side of the small carton. My hands shake worse than Grandma’s had when trying to slice her ninety-first birthday cake just a few hours ago, but I manage to run the match across it anyway. The flame comes alive at my fingertips, dancing merrily at the prospect of latching on to something and disintegrating it into smoldering embers. Although the light breeze causes the flame to flicker at the end of the matchstick, I’m aware of the control I have over it. I watch the glow change shape through a veil of tears and with that the decision was absolute.

 

The flame will get to perform its destructive duty.

 

I flick the match toward the pile of wooden planks that used to be the porch. Instantly the fire catches the fumes of the pooled liquid and expands so quickly a wall of gasoline-scented hot air rushes me before the blaze travels deeper into the house. I back away to a safe distance as the straw-like grass crunches beneath my feet. Nearing the homemade fence, which is nothing more than a double row of chicken wire, I hear the screams from the distance, cries of agony that meld with my memory like two spreading pools of melted wax. I can’t stop the waterworks. I don’t even make an attempt.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_PassingTheTorchThe L.L. stands for Leslie Lee. I write erotic romance and post-apocalyptic/dystopian fiction under Leslie Lee Sanders.

But horror and thriller fiction is what I grew up on, what inspires me, and what began my pursuit to authorship. I’ve written many short scary stories since the 6th grade. Now they’re much more mature in general, thanks to the wide range of emotion and experience I’ve encountered over the years.

I’m a huge fan of horror and psychological thrillers in every fashion, including movies, books, art, campfire tales, etc. Some of my favorite stories are those that twist at the end or are ambiguous with deep societal or morality themes. This includes dystopias like Hugh Howey’s Wool, psychological thrillers like Shutter Island, and popular and classic horror/romances like V.C. Andrews’s Flowers in the Attic, my favorite.

All my ideas start with a twist, which is exactly how most of my stories end.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lls4sanders

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/LeslieLSanders

WEBSITE: http://llsanders.com/

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Musa Publishing Closing

As I write this post I am in flux as I try to figure out where and what to do with the three stories I sent them and had contracted. Right now I am trying to take in that there is one small press who is professional enough to shut their doors without forcing the authors to fight for their royalties and book rights back.

Right now I am 3/4 of the way through with final edits for Love’s Sweet Magic so I am finishing those up with my editor then I am going to decide if I am going to self-publish it or submit it to another publisher. I don’t expect to get rich off my books, this is just a nice outlet for my voices in my head but I am so sad that Musa Publishing closed as I was quite excited to work with them.

So needless to say I am in limbo as are many other authors who were with Musa Publishing but I am positive we will land on our feet and find a new outlet for our books.