Halloween is just around the corner, and I'm thrilled to be hosting fellow Decadent Author Tara Quan today as she promotes her brand new book, Flirting With Fire! This time around, witches and warlocks turn to Madame Eve's services for an unforgettable night. Tara's here to talk about why the 1NS books are so much fun to read and write, plus share some information about her latest release!
Since I’m visiting a fellow Madame Eve acolyte, it seemed right to wax rhapsodic about this awesome line by Decadent publishing. Fans of the multi-author series already know why these 1-Night Stands are a blast, so I thought I’d come at it from an author’s perspective.
Here’s why I had so much fun these past few months:
1. There’s a 20k word limit, so every sentence had to count. Before attempting to write one of these, my works tended to be in the 30-50k range, and boy was it a challenge to adhere to that particular guideline. I had to go over each sentence and trim it as much as possible. Though difficult at first, the exercise soon turned into a game.
2. My pesky characters demanded a scorching happily-ever-after in 24-hours. As one would imagine, this isn’t a piece of cake. While the story doesn’t have to end in marriage, there must be a sufficient foundation for a committed relationship. From a writer’s perspective, this means the chemistry needs to fly off the pages.
3. I get to devote a significant proportion of page-time to sex. What can I say–I like writing naughty stuff. Since my hero and heroine enter the arrangement with the expectation of some hanky-panky, there wasn’t much I could do to hold them back.
On that note, I’ll thank Thea for having me over today and take this opportunity to wish her an early 1NS book birthday of her own. To celebrate my new release, I’m giving away a $15 gift card. To enter, leave a comment here, and drop your details in the Rafflecopter widget (at the bottom of this post, assuming the code works, or at my website: TaraQuan.com/FlirtingwithFire)
Apprentice witch Catalina Gato is prohibited from assuming her human form in front of her new employer without his express permission. Since he doesn’t know he’s a warlock, he can’t give it, leaving her in a familiar’s limbo. To make matters worse, she’s barred from leaving his house, and her attempts to enlighten him of his true nature results in burnt notes, charred walls, and exploding laptops.
On All Hallows’ Eve, she gets one night of freedom. Deciding some no-strings-attached sex might take the edge off the intense attraction she feels for her clueless boss, she signs up for Madame Eve’s service. When she meets her masked mystery date at the Castillo Capital, she realizes she might have gotten much more than she bargained for.
After being gifted a one-night stand from his annoying best friend, attorney Leo Difuoco reluctantly ventures to the Castillo Capital to celebrate Halloween. When he meets his oddly familiar green-eyed date in a Cat Woman costume, flames literally ignite, sparks magically fly, and life as he knows it changes forever.
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Comedy, Interracial/Multicultural
About the Author:
Globetrotter, lover of languages, and romance author, Tara Quan has an addiction for crafting tales with a pinch of spice and a smidgen of kink. Inspired by her travels, Tara enjoys tossing her kick-ass heroines and alpha males into exotic contemporary locales, paranormal worlds, and post-apocalyptic futures. Armed with magical powers or conventional weapons, her characters are guaranteed a suspenseful and sensual ride, as well as their own happily ever after. Learn more at www.taraquan.com
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