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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Marie Tuhart Chats about In Plain Site. Comment to win big!

Welcome to the first week of my Spring has Sprung Blog Event. It’s my pleasure to introduce author Marie Tuhart who will be chatting about her first release, In Plain Site. As all quality erotica romances should be, this is Rated R. That said, read on and enjoy! For a chance to win an Ecopy of this story and a $4.50 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press, be sure to leave a comment!

In Plain Site

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.

SKY: Welcome, thanks for joining me this week!

MARIE: Hi Sky, thank you so much for having me.

SKY: Tell me, what inspired this story?

MARIE: Well, this was my first attempt at an erotic romance I was taking an on-line class from Jan Springer on How to Write an Erotic Romance. I already had the two characters in my mind, I knew Joe was a bad boy, and Vickie was a good girl, and I started playing the what if game with my characters, and the story started to emerge.

SKY: Nice! Share with us…what makes your heroine fly off the pages? I'd love a glimpse of who she is.

MARIE: Vickie isn't one to let Joe walk all over her she gives a good as she gets.

Here's an excerpt:

She pushed the dresser drawer closed, turned, and let out a squeal when she noticed Joe lounging against the doorjamb.

“I thought I told you to leave.”

“You did.”

“Then why are you still here?” Her heartbeat increased. Just having him in the doorway of her bedroom caused her pussy to weep.

“I’m not leaving until we hash this out.”

“Hash what out?” Damn, she could smell his scent clear across the room. Citrus and masculinity.

The smell should have been overpowering, but not on him. Instead it fueled the deep desire streaming through her body.

“You're determined not to let me into your life?” He took a step into the room.

She inhaled. Even with several feet between them, she could feel his magnetism. She wanted nothing more than for him to pull her into his arms, to have his lips on hers, his tongue thrusting into her mouth.

“You’re too dangerous.” The words slipped out before she was even aware of voicing them aloud.

His eyes widened, and another of those sexy, devilish grins spread across his face. “I’m not dangerous. I’m a teddy bear.”

Victoria gave a snort of laughter. He took another step toward her, and now her bedroom felt too small. He was 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.”

SKY: Whoa! Steamy excerpt. Loved it! On to my favorite part─what makes your hero worth knowing – lusting over?

MARIE: Joe is a bit rough around the edges, but he has his tender side and he knows when he's pushing the boundaries.


His need for her overwhelmed him, but he’d promised himself in the wee hours of the morning that he’d do this right. With reluctance, he released her mouth and forced himself to step away. Her moan of protest made him gather her back into his arms.

Again their lips came together. Tongues tangled and hands wandered over bodies. Her fingers traced his shoulders before sinking deep in his hair. His hands slid down her back, enjoying the feel of her body against his.

Their mouths parted, but he trailed his lips down her neck, nipping and licking her skin. She tasted so good, fresh like summer rain. Her head fell back as he continued to nuzzle her neck. The pressure against his jeans reminded him how far gone he really was.

His wants didn't matter. This was about Vicki. About making her feel safe with him, letting her know it was more than just sex. Lifting his head, he waited until Vicki opened her eyes before he spoke. “I'm going to do this right.”

“Felt pretty damn right to me.”

“Damn it, woman. You aren’t making this easy.” He took two steps away, hands clenched at his sides. He had to get some distance before it was too late.

“Who says I want easy.” She followed, cupping the bulge beneath his denim jeans.

“Vicki.” He ground out her name between clenched teeth. This woman excited him just standing there. Fighting against his baser needs wasn't simple, but instead of giving in, he grasped her wrist and pulled her tantalizing fingers away from him.

SKY: Oh yeah, Joe’s worth lusting over! It was a pleasure having you visit. Thanks for much for visiting and sharing!

MARIE: Again, thanks for having me. I'm having fun today.

What’s being said about In Plain Site…

From The Long and Short of It Whipped Cream 4 ½ cherries

Fans of super-hot erotica with a slathering of BDSM will thoroughly enjoy In Plain Sight. The characters are fantastic, the writing is tight, and a heaping portion of emotion exists just inside the pages. This is a definite must read erotica enthusiasts are sure to enjoy.

This story have you intrigued? Want to read more? Click here to purchase In Plain Site now!

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Don’t forget, for a chance to win a free ecopy of In Plain Site and a $4.50 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press, you must leave a comment by Friday, April 16th 12 PM EST.

Thanks for visiting!


Isabel said...

Oooh! I remember that excerpt from the book. IPS is a terrific story with unforgetable characters and steamy love scenes. I enjoyed how V & J fall in love. And I have to agree with Joe, he is a teddy bear! A very sexy teddy bear.


Marie Tuhart said...

Hi Sky,

Thanks for having me as a guest this week. I'll be checking in as I can, so if any of the blog readers have questions, I will answer them. It maybe the next day as I have a day job that can sometimes be very demanding.

Unknown said...

Great interview Marie! I love a man with rough edges. Joe sounds perfect!

Sky Purington said...

Great to have you over, Marie. Your story sounds sensational! :)


nicci_carrera said...

Ditto what Isabel said. I love re-reading these excerpts. The story moves along so fast and yet is so erotic. Yummy guy, great gal, what's not to love? I have to go re-read it now...


Marie Tuhart said...

Hi Isabel, Darah and Nicci,

Thank you for stopping buy and I'm glad you're enjoying or have enjoyed the book.

Rynne Raines said...

Fantastic excerpts and a great interview. Sounds scorching hot, hot, hot! lol Nice work, Marie.

Marie Tuhart said...

Hi Rynne, thanks for stopping by, and your kind words. I like to write hot. :)

booklover0226 said...

I enjoyed the interview and the excerpt. I look forward in reading this book.

Tracey D

Cari Quinn said...

Marie, I've been wanting to read In Plain Sight for a while now. It sounds terrific! Wishing you lots of luck with this book and all others to come. :)

Marie Tuhart said...

Hi Tracey,

Thanks for stopping by. Glad you like the interview and the excerpt. Enjoy the book.

Marie Tuhart said...

Hey Cari,

Congrats on winning the book from Sky and thanks for stopping by.

Sky, again, thanks so much for having me on your blog.