Genre: contemporary erotic romance
Publisher: Totally Bound
Date of Publication: June 1, 2014
Number of pages: 100
Word Count: 25,815
Ainsley Simmons can hardly believe she’s ordered a fantasy lover online — a man to fulfill her deepest sexual desires for the entire evening. She’s in for a surprise when sexy young Mr. R shows up at her door in a classic case of mistaken identity.
Ainsley has the night of her life being pleasured by the much younger and demanding multi-millionaire — until she discovers he’s not her fantasy lover after all.
He’s even better than that.
Hello and Welcome to my blog.
First, why don’t you tell us a little bit about this book? Something that’s not in the blurb.
Valentine’s Day is 28-year-old Marcus Roarke’s wedding anniversary and it’s a particularly sad day for him as his wife died in a tragic accident. The day brings back memories as he sees everyone hurrying about with their flowers and chocolates. He just wants to go home to his penthouse and escape the festivities, but when Marcus runs an errand on the way home, it turns out to heal his heart in ways he never thought possible when he meets the curvaceous and older Ainsley Simmons who mistakes Marcus for the fantasy lover she ordered online.
What adversities did you face as an aspiring author?
Patience was my only adversity. Advice: Learn patience. Learn the craft and don’t ever, ever, ever give up. In the end, patience and honing my craft paid off and I love what I do. Lucky for me Mr. Deveaux was and is my biggest fan and he doesn’t seem to mind the research necessary for my books. J
What do you believe is your best marketing tool to sell your books?
Word of mouth from my readers. I love you and you make my work so rewarding. Thanks to my street team who help spread the word.
What do you think is the biggest misconception that readers have about authors in general?
That we’re holed up in a garret somewhere using a typewriter and white out. Would they be surprised to find out we spend about ½ our time on the computer writing and the other ½ of the time blogging and connecting with our readers and writing community. There’s a surprising amount of administrative work that goes into being an author…
How much research do you put into your books before writing them?
I write erotic romance so I have to do a lot of hands on research. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it. J
Why did you choose this genre to write?
It came naturally. (Bad pun but I couldn’t resist) I like a HOT story and I write white-hot because I like to and hope my readers like it too.
What makes all your long hours of writing worth it?
Nothing more exciting than a new Contract and a Book Cover reveal of a drop dead sexy cover.
If you can say one thing to your readers, what would that be?
Thank you. Truly, you make my work so much more fun with your feedback and loyal following.
If you were granted 3 wishes what would they be? Taller. More outspoken. Knowing when to say no.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Champagne and Mr. Deveaux.
Do you have any hidden talents? 😉 Yes, and they are definitely hidden J
Would you rather….
Read a paperback or on an ereader? Paperback but I do read more E reader as a habit
Drink champagne or beer? Champagne, darling, please, you have to ask?
Heels or flats? Stilettos.
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Go to the beach or go to a winter mountain retreat? Beach. Who wants to be cold?
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thanks so much for having me stop by to chat. I do hope you will all enjoy Platinum Pleasures and that it will put a little spark of passion in your Valentine’s Day.
Ainsley Simmons chewed on the end of her pencil, her fingers hovering over her laptop, wondering if she had the nerve. Staring at the screen, she tapped her foot nervously on the polished limestone floor. The rapid beat echoed through her sprawling penthouse. Pausing to pick up a business card, she flipped it over like a playing card, thumbing the linen card stock between her fingers.
All too aware that today was Valentine’s Day, the last thing Ainsley wanted to do was spend the evening alone. Not when her friends were being whisked off by their lovers and significant others to exotic locales, all while she sat in her vast Beverly Hills penthouse. Alone. At least Charles hadn’t taken her home from her when he’d cleaned her out and scampered off to Dubai with his newest flame.
Her gaze lingered on the business card and the elegant, embossed print.
Fantasies Inc. No fantasy will go unfulfilled.
That was all it said. Nothing else.
Her closest friend, Tara, had discreetly handed Ainsley the card at her annual posh cocktail party last weekend. The who’s who of Hollywood had been in attendance that night, not that Ainsley had noticed—she’d been too busy drowning her sorrows in her martini glass. Glasses plural was more like it. No wonder she’d had a wicked hangover the next day. The card didn’t specify the kind of fantasies they specialized in, but Tara had told her. Sexual.
Maybe Tara was right—Fantasies Inc. might just be the perfect diversion from her troubles, if just for one night. Drumming her manicured nail on her desk and scanning the elaborate website, Ainsley was more than intrigued by the promise of a fun-filled rendezvous in the privacy of her own home, with no questions asked.
The company assured anonymity, and even provided a short online questionnaire to assist in the creation of the client’s perfect evening of pleasure.
The list of questions alone thrilled her. Preferred age, race, hair and eye colour, build, sexual preferences, not to mention an impressive list of sexual specialities. Next to each choice there was a ‘surprise me’ option. Ainsley frowned. Not one for surprises, she knew just the type of lover that made her heart beat faster. The type of man she’d never had before. Mid-twenties, fair and muscular. Oh, and yes, one who wasn’t afraid to take control, to make her weak at the knees—at his command.
A flicker of desire wicked through her, right to her core. Deep down in her belly was an insistent need ached to be satisfied, tempted by blissful hours in the arms of her perfect fantasy lover.
Taking a long, slow swig of her champagne, the bubbles catching in her throat, she gathered her courage. Courage to do something rash, almost reckless—that was so unlike her, but then after Charles had left her, she’d been forced to be the new Ainsley. And the night of discreet pleasure might very well be her last five thousand dollars, but hours spent allowing herself—no, more like treating herself—to an evening all about her… Well, that was just what she craved. She’d think of it as a Valentine’s present to herself.
Quickly ticking off a few preferences, she noted the Valentine’s special, an upgrade to a second night of pleasure for a few thousand more. Two nights of mysterious erotic pleasures was just too much for both her body and her bank account to imagine. She’d best stick with one night and see how it went. Gulping down the rest of her champagne, she pressed the send button.
She exhaled as her credit card was approved for the deposit. The rest would be put on her tab and could be settled at the end of the fantasy. Plus gratuity. Oh, how does one tip for that? Her cheeks flushed and her pulse raced with the thought of what she’d just done.
Kate Deveaux is a contemporary, erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. It was after reading Jane Eyre in high school, that she became hooked on the idea of writing about romance, excitement and drama. Kate has been penning stories, from the sensual to the sinfully sexy, ever since!
A former wedding planner, Kate has always been “in love” with love! She was inspired to transition from writing racy short stories to full length manuscripts after meeting other authors in the romance world at industry workshops, conferences and events. Originally from England, now resides in the U.S. with her husband.
When she’s not writing or reading, Kate can be found on the tennis court—yes, there’s even “love” in that game too!
Author website: http://www.katedeveaux.com
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