And now I am tremendously excited to welcome Malia Mallory to my blog. Not only is Malia a popular author whose erotic romances are a whole lot of fun to read, but she’s from Hawaii, so after working with her on this interview I’m all nostalgic for my days at UH…
Thank you Liv for hosting me today! I’m excited to share with your readers.
LR: Okay, so usually I ask authors what keeps them in the chair through hours of writing and edits, but for you, I’m particularly curious. How do you stay off the beach long enough to get any work done?!?
MM: I’m on the windward side of the island so it is rainier. This is good because it is a little cooler. That means that beaching it isn’t as big in my area. In addition, the close beaches are more rocky than sandy…so really it isn’t a problem. At least being distracted by the beach isn’t a problem. Keeping butt in the chair, that can be a problem. I can always find something to distract me.
LR: Tell us about your upcoming release. Is it the start of a new series?
MM: My newest release is His Desire, Her Surrender. This is book two in the Dominating BDSM Billionaires series. It is also the sequel to His Need, Her Desire. This book will wrap up Tabitha and Marcus’s story. I’m very excited about the story and hope that readers enjoy it!
LR: Your ABCs of Erotica series is really popular, but it looks like you’re not going in alphabetical order. What letter are you taking on next?
MM: The next entry will be K is for Kinky. This was decided by a fan vote on my blog. This is a story about three female friends who make a bet with one another – who can do the kinkiest thing!
(OMG that sounds like fun!! LR)
LR: Clutter or quiet? Describe your perfect writing situation.
MM: I like to play instrument music. Outside noise (neighbors, dogs barking) does disturb me if I’m trying to write. I usually wear headphones. I’d like a nice clutter free desk, but that isn’t happening right now.
LR: How to you juggle all your hats (spouse, parent, worker-bee, housekeeper, writer)?
MM: I don’t! That’s the problem. One of the balls is always hitting the ground. I’m hopeful that I can get a little assistance in the future and try to bring a little more order to everything.
LR: What’s your favorite non-writing activity? Travel? Cooking? Surfing?
MM: Between writing and caring for a baby, there isn’t too much left over time. I do quite a bit of cooking. I’d like to travel more but perhaps that will happen in the future. I enjoy reading and I can get away with calling it “research.”
LR: Cecilio & Kapono or Kalapana? The question alone will tell you how long it’s been since I lived in Hawaii…
MM: I consulted an expert on this one. My husband says Cecilio and Kapono. He grew up hearing their music.
LR: What’s next on your horizon? Describe your current WIP(s) or other upcoming project.
MM: I have several items in the works. I am about half done with Clockwork Caning, a steampunk erotic novella. I have been working on K is for Kinky which will be the next entry into The ABCs of Erotica series. I am also outlining the third installment of the Dominating BDSM Billionaires series. It is tentatively entitled Her Wish, His Command and it follows the romance of Marcus’s brother, Jonah. I also have a few promised items on the back burner. One is part three of Mia’s Cop Craving and the sequel to G is for Gigolo.
Thank you for letting me share a little about my work!
Tabitha Quinn’s Hawaii vacation was anything but ordinary. Dominant billionaire Marcus Granger saved her life, swept her into his bed, and then left her heartbroken. Now she’s back in New York, mourning the man she’s sure she’ll never see again.
Marcus may have left handprints on her skin, but Tabitha’s left handprints on his heart: he tracks her down, and they resume the sizzling affair they began in the islands.
Tabitha belongs to Marcus body and soul in bed, but she worries she doesn’t belong in his high-stakes world. They’ve already dodged a murder attempt, and now Marcus is fighting off a competitor’s takeover. When the rival company obtains critical information, suspicion falls on Tabitha. She has to prove she’s innocent–and worthy to wear Marcus’s collar.
Excerpt from His Desire, Her Surrender
Marcus tapped his stomach. “I don’t know about you, but I’m getting hungry. If you fix something, I’ll reward you later. Deal?”
“Sure.” Tabitha pulled chicken from the refrigerator as Marcus left her to find her way around the kitchen. She planned to cook something quick and easy on the stovetop. She located onions, chopped them and tossed them into a sauté pan. Further searching turned up rice and spices. A little saffron and cardamom and she’d have something tasty.
Once everything was in the pan, she tracked down the makings of a salad. That would do, she thought, chicken and rice with salad. Simple but appetizing.
As she set the table, Marcus reappeared, towels in hand. “I thought you might want one for sitting.” He spread one on the chair at the head of the table and the other on the chair to the side.
Tabitha handed Marcus the salad bowl. “This whole nudity thing. I’m not sure if I’d get used to it. Might get chilly.”
Marcus stole a carrot slice out of the salad and tossed it in his mouth. “I imagine so. But it can be a fun change of pace.”
“Yes.” Tabitha brought the chicken and rice to the table, and they settled in.
Marcus gazed on the food with appreciation. “This is great. I’m starving.”
“I hope you like it. I make it quite often.”
Marcus placed one hand on her thigh as he took a bite with the other.
Tabitha’s fork stopped in mid-air as heat flooded her. She was glad for the towel underneath her. The last thing she wanted was to stain the upholstery.
Marcus massaged her skin and slid his hand between her thighs.
Tabitha set down her fork. “Marcus!”
He continued eating. “Yes?”
“I can’t eat when you do that.”
“You can’t?” He took another bite of chicken, clearly enjoying it. His fingers searched her intimate recesses.
Tabitha pursed her lips, displaying an amused frown. “No. I’m too distracted.”
“Mmm. That is unfortunate. This meal is wonderful.”
“It’s hard to think about eating right now.”
Marcus maintained his innocent air while he explored her moistening skin. “Really? I’m having no trouble at all.” He ingested another bite.
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Malia Mallory lives in Hawaii with her husband and daughter. She’s been working with words since alphabet blocks rolled into her crib, not only writing her own work but copy editing and proofreading the work of others. She has loved to read about relationships since she first sneaked off with her mother’s Harlequin.
Malia Mallory is the best-selling author of The ABCs of Erotica series, which covers the erotic spectrum from BDSM to ménage and everything in between. More releases in the series are on the way. She has also released the Mia’s Cop Craving series and Santa’s Backdoor Baby. Malia’s books have hit the bestselling erotica lists at both Amazon and iTunes. Her books are available in electronic format at major retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Sony, Diesel, Smashwords and AllRomance Books.
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