His eyes widened, and another of those sexy devilish grins spread across his lips. “I’m not dangerous. I’m a teddy bear.”
Victoria gave a snort of laughter. He took another step into the room and suddenly her bedroom felt too small. Now the man invading her territory. “Grizzly bear is more like it,” she muttered.
“A man,” he said, taking two more steps. “A man who wants to get to know you better.”
“If we get to know each other any better, we’ll be arrested.” Her gaze locked with his. He stood less than a foot length from her.
“I got things a little backwards last night.”
“Backwards?” That was an odd word to use. She tilted her head to one side and stared at him.
“Yep, backwards.” His arm rose, and he caressed her cheek. “Making love to you in the elevator was impulsive.”
She opened her mouth.
“But,” he continued before she could get a word out. “I don’t regret one second of it.”
You just read an excerpt from:
In Plain Sight
The Wild Rose Press
Today, we’re here with published author, Marie Tuhart.
Marie: Thanks for having me today, Linda. I currently live in the San Francisco Bay area, I work a full-time day job with a telecommunciations company doing project management and enjoy traveling. Right now I’m writing erotic romance mainly contemporary but I’m dabbling into paranormal erotic romance as well. I’m also trying to break into Harlequin Presents.
Kage: What happened to the first book you ever wrote?
Marie: It's in my file cabinet in the a storage room in my home. Occassionally I’ll pull it out and cringe at how bad it is.
Kage:What’s your backlist and coming soon bookshelf look like?
Marie: In Plain Sight was released by The Wild Rose Press in Jan 2010
Quick Silver Ranch: Roped and Ready is part of the Cowboy Kink series will be released early in 2011
Quick Silver Ranch: Saddle Up is part of the Cowboy Kink series will be released sometime in 2011
Kage: So, what story are we going to talk about today?
Marie: In Plain Sight is a sensual story about a woman’s journey into accepting her own sexuality, with her bad boy co-worker as her instructor, except her ex-fiance is stalking her.
The Wild Rose Press is the publisher, this book is under the Scarlet Rose line
In Plain Sight
Bad boy businessman Joe Bradshaw has achieved almost everything he’s wanted in life, but his strait-laced colleague Victoria Collins is proving an elusive challenge. A steamy encounter in the elevator begins a wild journey of sensual discovery. Joe’s determined to break through Vicki’s barriers to reveal the red-hot woman hiding inside. But Vicki is stalked by her past—her ex-fiancé will stop at nothing to get her back. Falling in love and keeping Vicki safe could be the biggest challenges of Joe’s life.
Kage: What would the story be rated if it were a movie?
Marie: It would be R rated – the opening scene is hot sex in an elevator.
Kage: If you HAD to fit this story into a cliché, which one would it be?
Marie: That’s a hard one, I try very hard not to think about cliché’s. In a way this is a Cinderella story.
Kage:Okay, now that we have a general idea which class to fit In Plain Sight under, what makes this book so unique from every other book out there?
Marie: My hero, Joe Bradshaw, is very secure in who he is and he’s not afraid to show a his tender side, no matter who's watching.
Kage:What was the easiest part to write?
Marie: Dialogue is always the easiest for me to write, because I can converse with my characters very easily in my head.
Kage:What do you like most about the main character(s) and what do you like least? Did you learn anything from them?
Marie: I love how sensual Vicki is when she allows herself to be, I love how Joe can make her forget everything.
The least, when Vicki retreats into herself to protect herself.
These characters taught me to let them tell the story and not force what I thought should happen on them.
Kage:Marie, Thank you so much for stopping by today and gracing us with your presence. Before we go, is there anything else you’d like to say to wrap things up?
Marie: I’d like to give everyone a teaser to my next book: Quick Silver Ranch: Roped and Ready
Quick Silver Ranch is no ordinary dude ranch.
After Becca Dalton finds her fiancé in bed with her boss, she ends the ill-fated engagement on the spot and quits her job. She heads to Quick Silver Ranch, looking to regroup before an interview for the job of her dreams--an executive position at a five-star hotel.
Becca's best-laid plans are ruined when she discovers the exclusive ranch is for consenting couples who spend their days and nights exploring their most wicked sexual fantasies. For Becca to remain at the ranch and take advantage of all the arousing activities, she needs a partner.
Her sexy college lover and part owner of the ranch, Tyler Carson, is willing to break all the rules, partner up with Becca and have her roped and ready for a week of unimaginable pleasure. But is a week enough to satisfy his desire for Becca?
Oooh! Good luck on your Quick Silver books!
Now that Marie has totally made us want to buy her book, here is a buy link to In Plain Sight: at Digi Books Cafe
If you're still curious about Marie, here are other places to find her on the web:
Facebook: Marie Tuhart
Publisher’s Author Page: The Wild Rose Press