six sentence sunday #sixsunday

From my WIP (a hero and his love—Seducing Liselle):

He smiled sheepishly. “I wasn’t expecting company.”

She chuckled and tucked her face in his neck. “I can see that.”

He tucked her in without another word, pulling the sheets and comforter up around them both. “Sleep now,” he said, curling around her.


The Next Big Thing … the buck stops here


I got tagged in The Next Big Thing party/blog/author extravaganza! The lovely Julia E. Antoine posted her fabulous answers to the questions about her latest WIP. Click HERE to read what she had to say.

I’m not going to tag any other authors, because, well, the holidays are kicking my butt. BUT I will post links to the websites of some of my favorite authors. They write fantastic romance and are definitely worth reading:

And without further ado, here are the answers to my Next Big Thing Interview Questions:

What is your working title of your book?

Right now I’m writing two books at the same time, believe it or not. The one I’m writing for my Marie E. Blossom pen name is tentatively called Seducing Liselle. The one I’m writing as Erin M. Leaf is called Something Shifty.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

The idea for Seducing Liselle actually came from a reader! She said she wanted an ex-military dude with mischievous green eyes and four older sisters. I took her idea and ran with it!

What genre does your book fall under?

Contemporary erotic romance. It’s basically fluff with a helping of sexual tension followed by a happily ever after.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Hmmm. Probably Chris Hemsworth for the hero, John. I know his eyes are blue, but we can always stick green contacts on the man and he is oh sooooo pretty. For the heroine, Liselle, I’d pick Charlize Theron. She’s gorgeous. We’ll have to dye her blonde hair brown, but I bet it would look great on her.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Liselle isn’t looking for a hero, but when John saves her from a blizzard, she can’t help falling in love as the heat goes up…

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I’ll probably submit this one to Evernight. They do juicy covers!

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Still working on it! I estimate another three weeks to finish it and revise it once (my usual modus operandi).

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Uhhhh, no clue. I haven’t read a contemporary romance in two years because I’ve been kind of busy writing.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Lisa O! She’s an awesome reader.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

I couldn’t help myself … I went with the old romance trope: trapped in a blizzard/have to share body heat to live. I love taking clichés and making them fresh and fun.

six sentence sunday #sixsunday

From my WIP (retired military guy falls for a woman who needs a hero). My tentative title for this one is Seducing Liselle:

“Don’t worry about the damn pie,” he said, a faint hint of exasperation threading through his voice.

She flinched back, a sudden stab of fear making her heart pound. What was she doing, trusting a man she’d just met?

“Hey now, none of that. You know I won’t hurt you,” John said, touching her hand again. His voice was gentle but insistent.

six sentence sunday #sixsunday

From my brand new WIP (a contemporary with a sexy hero (ex Air Force) and a girl who needs saving):

She stopped and stared.

The man in the doorway had short blond hair, green eyes, and a physique that she’d only ever seen before on the cover of a supermarket magazine. She stopped, heart suddenly pounding, glad she had mittens on because sweaty palms was not the kind of first impression she wanted to make.

The man opened the screen door and stepped onto the porch. Liselle forced herself up the last few steps, desperately trying not to stare at his bare feet. Who walked outside in February with bare feet?

six sentence sunday #sixsunday

From my WIP (vampires and bad guys and romance!):

“Are you ready?” he asked her.

She nodded, kissing him again. He growled and bit her neck. The hot, sweet blood welled into his mouth and he swallowed it, savoring the essence of his mate. She tasted like nirvana. Sienna arched her back, keening, and Jasper knew she was suddenly, shockingly close.

six sentence sunday #sixsunday

From my WIP (vampires and bad guys and romance!):

She slid her fingers underneath the blade.

“Careful,” he warned, not wanting to see her hurt herself. The pulse in her wrist flared and he struggled not to focus on it. He should have fed before coming here.

She grinned suddenly and grabbed it by the handle, flicking the blade back inside where it belonged. He let his hand drop, strangely disappointed.