Tell Me A Story: Interview with Bestselling Author Tamara Lush

Tell Me a Story just hit #1 in erotica on Amazon in Canada, Australia and the U.K.! Author Tamara Lush is now offering the book free to readers around the globe.

We spoke to Tamara about her dual career as a reporter and romance author, and about her Story Series.  Tell Me a Story is currently free as part of the Vote For Romance campaign on #instafreebie. Get your free copy here.

Find out more about the Vote for Romance campaign on Tamara’s blog and get 12 other free books.

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Your day job is reporter for a major news organization. What’s your beat?

I cover the west coast of Florida. It’s mostly a general assignment beat, writing stories about agriculture and tourism. Also the occasional execution. And hurricanes and alligators and all sorts of weird stuff. I also help out with national stories. 

Many hard news reporters end up penning fiction from their beat – crime, politics, etc.  What inspired you to choose romance novels?

I’ve always loved sexy romance stories ever since high school. I was the girl who had the stash of taboo books and loaned them to friends. I considered writing a romance in my early twenties, but was too focused on journalism to really be effective. In 2012, I wrote the first chapter of a book, then stuck it in a file cabinet.

Tell us about Tell Me a Story, which is now free to readers around the world.

The first book in the Story series is a novella is called Tell Me a Story. Bookstore owner Emma Price attends a sexy literacy fundraiser called Story Brothel in Orlando, expecting a few raunchy jokes and a chance to show off her writing. She’s intrigued when Caleb King, a successful real estate developer in a custom tailored suit, pays to listen to her read from her erotic novel.  Later, the mysterious Caleb with beautiful eyes asks her to read him a bedtime story at his penthouse condo – and she can’t say no to his demands.

But Emma’s been burnt before, and is reluctant to be the plaything of a rich man whose world is so different than hers. She also doesn’t need distractions because her business in danger of closing and everything she’s worked for is poised to crumble. Emma’s made it this far in life on her own, but as her one-night stand develops into something deeper, can she trust Caleb when his own secrets are revealed? 

So how steamy does it get?

It gets pretty steamy, but like my other two books, there’s a sweetness to it. Even beyond the hot sex, I love to write about the rush of love. I enjoy writing characters that fundamentally respect each other – but they have internal reasons why they don’t think they deserve a happy-ever-after. 

You have some such an amazing romance writer name. Some people may be surprised it’s not a pen name. Do you think perhaps it was a sign you were destine to be a romance writer?

Ha! I think it was. So many people ask me if my name is a pen name. But no, my parents were just hippies in California in the 1970s and wanted to name me something a little different. 

As a reader, what do you love most about romance novels?

I love reading about the chase. The flirtation. The banter. The anticipation of that first kiss, that first touch, that first moment when the characters know they’re about to have sex…I can’t get enough of that.

Visit Tamara Lush at her website.

A reader on Goodreads called  Tell Me a Story, “pure pleasure from the first sentence.”You can also get the book free at the links below:

✦ Amazon: http://amzn.to/2cnv6MU
✦ Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2dHqBmx
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✦ Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2e9XZ4k

Find all five books in The Story Series.

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Vote For Love: Get 13 Free Romance Books

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By A.C. Rose

If you are a romantic at heart, you may be feeling a bit bummed by some of the less than positive vibes that have been permeating our lives.

Maybe you need a break. A romantic, sexy, swept-off-your feet kind of break. A time out to read some sweet–or steamy–romance (with and without hot billionaires).

That’s why a special group of my romance writing friends got together to launch a different campaign: To share our favorite love stories–as well as a book that pairs great reading with toys that make you feel sexy–and bring back pleasure and joy.

Our campaign is called: Forget Politics…Vote for love.

Studies show that even brief distractions from difficult news can help us rejuvenate. Taking time out to read a romance can help you reset your attitude. It can also bring you hope. Thirteen authors are offering thirteen reasons to hope and feel the love — 12 books and a pleasure pairing guide at a price you can’t beat. FREE. All thirteen!

As Elizabeth Cole,  author of A Heartless Design, puts it: “Romance is the antidote for cynicism. It reminds us that there is always hope for a happily ever after, no matter how dark things seem to get.”

These are amazing books by wonderful authors.  You can order them individually below. Each link takes you to the book pictured. You can read more about it and easily request the book in the format you need so you can start reading now.

These books are available only until November 12. So what are you waiting for?  Vote for love.

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1. Tell Me a Story by Tamara Lush

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2. Seventh Inning Heat by Lyssa Kay Adams

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3. Somewhere Warm by G.G. Andrew

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4. Blackberries in the Morning By Rebecca Brooks

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5. A Heartless Design by Elizabeth Cole

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7. A Matter of Trust by Kat Faitour

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8. Finding Hope by Stacy Finz

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9. Pleasure Pairing Guide by Thien-Kim Lam/Bawdy Bookworms

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10. The Hart and the Hound by Racheline Maltese and Erin McRae

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11. Caveman: A Short Story with Many Happy Endings by A.C. Rose

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12. Hearts and Flours by Jennifer Sable

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13. The Girl Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by Rachel Shane

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A.C. Rose is a love, romance, and entertainment columnist and author of steamy romance books including My Hot Cop and The Boss of Me. Look for her forthcoming romance, AROUSAL, on Amazon in December 2016. Visit her Website. Find A.C. Rose books on Amazon.

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New Book From M. Leighton: ‘All The Pretty Lies’ Join Chat with Author November 14, 8 PM est

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November 12, 2013: M. Leighton’s new book, All the Pretty Lies, releases today, November 12. The Fifty Shades of Grey News fan page is happy to announce an author chat with M. Leighton on Thursday evening, November 14, 8 PM eastern time, right here. There will also be a give-away drawing for an autographed copy All the Pretty Lies.

The motto of this steamy new book, which is part of a series, is “Live, no regrets.” You can order the Kindle edition of All The Pretty Lies here.

Meet the characters, and the couple:

Her: Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life. However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her. She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over. For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday. So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.

Him: In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them. It’s never had to be. He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember. Right up until tragedy struck. Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way.

Them: Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession. But the one thing they can’t find is a future. Neither one has been totally honest. And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details. In the details and in the lies.

The question is: How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got?

About M. Leighton:
M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies. She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

We are big fans of Michelle Leighton! Here’s how to connect with her:

Visit her website and blog: http://www.MLeightonBooks.blogspot.com

Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mleightonbooks
@mleightonbooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MLeightonAuthor

Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1152263.M_Leighton

ALL THE PRETTY LIES Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18626680-all-the-pretty-lies?ac=1

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/M.-Leighton/e/B004LL0TAU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1