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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Author Spotlight on Elyzabeth Valey Plus Free Book!

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“Men have their needs, as do women.” That’s Tanya’s premise as she flees her hometown and encounters four helpful mercenaries: Conrad, Wybert, Gregorii and Johann. However, her unexpected attraction to the aloof Conrad will tickle not only her desire but also her heart.

Once a knight of the kingdom, Conrad now roams the road as a ruthless mercenary in the company of his three men. Years have passed since he quit the Code but old habits die hard and he can’t stop himself from being a chivalrous gentleman to the tavern wench he’s saved, even if his desire for her surpasses anything he’s ever felt before. But, for how long will he be able to fight the temptation?

Gregorii hissed. His hold on her, which had grown lax, tightened once more. “Are you sure of this?”

“Did you not hear when I said that women have their needs too?”

Gregorii grinned and bent his head to capture her lips again. He was gentler this time, taking his time to taste and tease. The tip of his tongue brushed against her lips, seeking entrance. Willing, she gave him access. His tongue plunged into her mouth, sampling every corner. She captured his tongue and sucked lightly. Gregorii returned the kiss with frenzy and wrapped his arms tightly around her. After a moment, he lowered his hands and firmly cupped her full breasts.

Tanya moaned and pressed herself to him, her hardened nipples begging for his touch. Gregorii pinched them lightly. Releasing her mouth, he gently lifted her. Tanya yelped in surprise. He laughed and turned her in the saddle. Her eyes widened as she came to face him. Gregorii winked at her. Before she could react, he grasped her face and kissed her fiercely. Tanya slid forward in the saddle. She moaned as she came in contact with his stiff shaft. He tugged at the lace of her bodice and lowered her chemise. Her breasts became fully exposed and Gregorii cupped them with tenderness, his index finger grazing her tight nipples.

“So creamy, so beautiful,” he murmured. Without further comment he pressed his mouth to her breast, lightly sucking one of the pink areolas. Tanya let out her breath in a hiss and thrust her chest forward, demanding he take more. She groaned as he released the wrinkled bud with a pop and quickly took the other one into his mouth. He scraped the nipple with his teeth and she instinctively bucked against him. Desire pulsed through her veins and culminated between her thighs. Her hands wound their way underneath his tunic and she wondered at the solid ridges of his stomach. When she reached his chest, she stopped.


“It is the way of my people,” Gregorii replied, leaning in to kiss her again. Tanya melted into the passionate kiss. She caressed his hairless chest, enjoying the smooth, silky feeling of his skin in contrast with the firm planes of his chest.

“Tell me you took off those hose Johann lent you,” he demanded in a whisper.

Tanya giggled. “I would not be wearing my skirt if I hadn’t.”

Gregorii wound his way underneath her skirt. His hands slid underneath her bottom and he lifted her onto his lap.

“Oh,” she said as she felt his throbbing erection against her.

“There’s more. Wait and see, my lady.”

With a wicked grin, Gregorii caressed her inner thighs. His hands brushed against her slick sex and she clamped her fingers around his shoulders, trying to bring him closer. His fingers stroked her wet pussy and she quivered in delight. Tanya whispered his name as one of his fingers entered her. Entangling her hands in his ponytail, she pulled him to her with a searing kiss. Another finger accompanied the first and she rocked harder against him. Pressure began to build in her belly as he easily slid in and out of her soaking pussy. Suddenly, he removed his hand and she whimpered in frustration.

Tanya couldn’t help smiling appreciatively as she caught sight of Gregorii’s hands swiftly undoing the lace of his hose. She licked her lips as he brought out his engorged cock, the tip already gleaming with pre-cum. Without warning, he was lifting her in his hands, guiding her until the tip of his cock was pulsating against her sodden cunt. She moaned as she adjusted to the pressure of his dick buried deep inside her. Gregorii dropped soft kisses on her neck and chest while his hands tugged at her nipples, causing her body to tremble with small ripples of sensuous delight. When she began to move against him, he circled her waist and took hold of the reins once more.

“Now, you shall see and feel.”

With a light kick the horse was off in a gallop. Tanya cried out in surprise as intense pleasure flooded all her senses. At every leap and jump the horse executed she was lifted and slammed back onto Gregorii’s stiff member. Her nails dug onto his shoulders as she hung on for dear life. Gregorii brought her closer, her sensitive breasts pressing into his torso. She mewled in delight as his cock plunged deeper and faster inside her. Gregorii groaned against her ear, absorbed in the delightful ecstasy of their lovemaking. He nibbled on her earlobe and her breath hitched in her throat. The horse quickened its pace beneath her and she almost forgot to breathe as Gregorii’s thrusts became a fevered carnal force pushing into her.

Do you do anything to get you into the zone to write?

Not really, sometimes if I’m not very inspired some music will help.  

 Which authors inspire your writing?
I love J.R.R. Tolkien and Raymond E. Feist in the fantasy genre. In romance Diana Gabaldon and Gone with the Wind author, Margaret Mitchel are part of my inspiration.
What is your favorite book, character and why?  

Gone with the Wind has been one of my favorite since I was 10 years old. I have to admit I was always sad with the end of the book because it’s not exactly a HEA…however, I knew Scarlett O’Hara would pull through. She’s not your usual weak heroine. She’s a strong woman, which does what needs to be done to survive (even if she is a bit of a procrastinator and keeps leaving things for tomorrow, but I’m a procrastinator myself so I get her, LOL).

Do you prefer to write erotic or sweet? 

It depends on my mood… but it’s not the first time that something sweet ends up being erotic.

Which famous person, living or dead, are you drawn to?

I can’t really say. It depends if we’re talking physically, intellectually or both. Nonetheless, it’d be hard to pick only one.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I have no idea. *laughs* hopefully, still writing and improving myself.

Finish this sentence: I know I’ve made it when_______________?

My sister who doesn’t like romance at all is impressed by my work.

What advice would you give aspiring writers?

Write, write and write, oh and did I say write? A lot of people will try to put you down but as long as you’re happy with your work, keep going for it.
What do you see yourself writing in the future?

I look forward to continue exploring the world of romance but I’d also love to write a fantasy novel.

If you could have one superpower what would it be and why?

Mmmm… Time control? Does that even exist as a super power? Anyhow, it’d be awesome if you could control time, that way you’d never have to worry about not having enough time! Or you could time travel! I’d love to time travel to the Victorian Era, for example.

What time of the day are you at your best to write?

As long as I’m not extremely tired, night time is my time.

And now for something completely different…

What do you look at first with an attractive man or woman, face, body or smile?

Hair! It’s the first thing that catches my eye because I love guys with long hair. After, it’s the face and mainly the eyes. He can have gorgeous hair but if I don’t like his face…
On a woman, the first thing I look at is the face.

Explain your perfect day.

A perfect day would be one in which I didn’t have a thousand little things to do and could sleep in! 

What is the most decadent desert you can’t say no to?

Chocolate, anything with chocolate and specially anything with white chocolate. Mmmm….

Do you have a favorite holiday what is it and what makes it special to you?

Christmas- I love Christmas.  I think it’s so special to me because it brings back good memories of when I was a child. Besides, I love all the flashing lights, the cute ornaments, the singing Santa dolls and the delicious Christmas dinner.

What key words describe you best?

Hard working yet a sleepy head, quiet but secretly naughty.

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  1. That excerpt...whoa! *fans self*
    And oh so clever!

  2. Holy hotness, I need to get myself a horse!!

    Very nice teaser!!! Great interview.

    Hmm, I was wondering about the sister thing, does she realize you write extremly HOT romance, this certainly isn't the type of romance my mother read, but it sure is mine!!
    If my sister wrote this type of book, I'd be her number one fan!!

  3. OMG! This one is a must read!!!

  4. Hot excerpt! Great interview!

  5. Oh I loved the interview. I am like you, I love guys with long hair and their face has to be attractive for me to look at them but mainly they have to have long hair - LOL

    I think you should try to write a fantasy novel, you know fantasy and erotica goes together very well. LOL

    I think it would be nice to beable to control time too but i would want to be immortal as well so I wouldnt age.

    I loved the book blurb, very hot and I love the cover, so sexy with all those handsome men on it.

    thanks for the giveaway,

    Ronda Tutt

  6. Great blurb, excerpt and interview. Can't wait to read this.


  7. Thank you for commenting, everyone :) I really appreciate it and I'm glad you're liking the hot excerpt, hihihi.

    @mnjcarter: LOL yeah, she knows, she's my fan, but... there's no convincing her...

    @Ronda: I'm glad you liked the interview :) Hummm, I hadn't thought about the being inmortal bit...not a bad idea...I could surround myself with hot long haired guys, hehe.

  8. Great blurb and that excerpt makes me want to ride a horse, lol. I really want to read this.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com