Today, the sun is shining bacause it knows that Nicole Morgan is in my virtual blogging lounge today. Before we start, here is a bit about her. Nicole Morgan was an avid reader who kept having one recurring problem. Ideas of stories kept popping into her head. Today Nicole is an author of erotic romantic novels, which more often than not have a suspenseful back story. Erotic romance mixed with a good old fashioned who done it. She tries to place strong emphasis on the characters emotions while also throwing in some spicy and hot love scenes. Her alpha male of choice will most often than not have a uniform of some kind. From military to police officers, she has a love for writing about those who protect and serve.
While still trying to stay true to her style, she is finding her writing is evolving as she takes on new and uncharted territory for her. In the first months of this year she finally wrapped up her first ever full length paranormal romance novel. There are many areas of erotica out there that she hasn’t had a chance to really delve into just yet, but she is anxiously looking forward to doing just that.
Good Morning Nicole. Its lovely to meet you, help yourself to the virtual coffee while we chat. A little birdie tells me that you have a new book out. Can you tell us a bit about it?
Good Morning Margaret. Thanks for having me in your lounge today. My latest release is Intimate Confessions. It’s the second book in my Intimate Temptations series and took me a year to complete it. It was one of those books that I would write a little, put down and pick up later.
Derek and Sandi, the lead characters are two who shared a love which reached as far to the depths of their soul. A few readers who were left hanging with the end of book 1 with what may happen with the couple finally sent enough veiled threats to my email where I felt I had no choice but to finish it and get it out there. We can’t have upset readers now can we?
lol no, that wouldn't be fair as you have already hooked them in! Now this is finished have you got anything e4lse in mind to write?
I’m in the middle of writing a novel about a former Marine, now Police Chief who finds himself blindsided by the attraction he has with one of his best rookies and who also happens to be his best friends little sister. A whole lot of “ruh roh, I shouldn’t be doing this” plagues the Hero in this book. The fact that she’s tenacious, argumentative and pushes his buttons at every turn does nothing to curb his frustration with her. I’m having a lot of fun writing some of the banter between the two characters who would rather argue than admit they want each other.
I love that sort of tension. It makes you want to jump right in the book and shake them lol right, just for fun, pick your favourite character from your new release and tell us about them.
In my new release I would have to say Derek, the main character is my favourite. Sandi was the only woman who ever managed to sneak past his defences and into his heart. Despite her being an angel in his eyes, she hurts him. Throughout the course of the story, he struggles with what he wants and what his stubborn male pride tells him he should do. It’s an interesting contrast to see a man who can love so intensely struggle with his bruised ego.
He sounds like a typical man to me lol I can't wait to read that one when it's released. As authors we know how hard it is to market ourselves, do you have any tips that might help?
The best marketing advice I would offer to anyone in any type of business is to not over market their product. There is a difference between marketing and spam. You want to tell the world about your product and hopefully gain their interest. What you don’t want to do is shove the product down their proverbial throat. Overkill will essentially destroy any marketing strategy. And no one wants that.
Okay, now for something totaslly random!! Where did you meet your partner? We all love to hear a romance story.
Well I’m currently single. I know...cry me a river, right? LOL Actually it’s a good thing. I (luckily) haven’t gotten to that point in my life where I feel like, “OMG, I need to start collecting stray cats”... I haven’t even tried dating sites. Well, not YET anyway. After being in a relationship for the better portion of my adult life I’m really enjoying being single, meeting new people and seeing what life has to offer me on a daily basis. Plus, there are A LOT of attractive, charming and incredibly sweet men out there, so I’m hoping one of them will eventually grab my attention and in turn make me take a second look and say “Yowsa!” Now, that isn’t to say that I don’t have my eye on one or two...but I won’t mention names. Torture me if you must, my lips are sealed. I’ll offer you a hint though, I am a complete sucker for a man in uniform. Past or present doesn’t matter, I’m pretty much putty in their hands at that point. But, shhh...don’t tell them that.
Your secret is safe with us Nicole. I rather like men in uniform too lol Before you go, where can your followers find you?
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Sandi remained motionless for several seconds after she heard the door close before turning her head to see if Derek had really left. Once she looked over her left shoulder and didn’t see him, she quickly spun her head around to survey the rest of the room.
Was he still in the room with her, but waiting to see if she reacted? She wondered, but as soon as she asked the silent question to herself, she already had her answer. Derek had in fact left the room. She was handcuffed to the bed and alone with nothing else but her thoughts.
Instinct made her want to cry. She wanted to scream at the top of her lungs and beg him to come back. Instead, she bit back her tears and tightly squeezed her eyes shut. She knew very well that she wasn’t entitled to her sadness.
There was no one else she could blame for her current situation other than herself. Two years ago she had pushed Derek away. He was the only man who had ever treated her with respect, kindness, compassion, and love. He was the only man that she had ever loved, and rather than cherish that, she had thrown it away, all for some obsession, some elemental need she thought she had to have.
She hated that after two years she still hadn’t found a way to fulfill those unexplained desires. No one that she had met over the past two years had even come close, not even Tony, the one she was foolish enough to leave Derek for. Just remembering the man who had introduced her into this world made her cringe. She detested him for making her think she wanted this kind of lifestyle.
If only she knew then what she knew now, she would have never left Derek and their life together for a life she clearly didn’t want.
A gut-wrenching pain tore through her heart when that thought made her realize that in all these months over the past two years she hadn’t felt even the smallest amount of pleasure from all the acts she had participated in. She hadn’t gotten any enjoyment from any of it. That was not until moments ago when Derek had been inside of her, taking her from behind, while she was handcuffed to a headboard in a place where she asked for only punishment.
Oh God! she thought to herself. Was Derek the missing piece to the puzzle of her desires? Was he what she had been searching for this whole time?
She knew the answer to the question already. The one man who she had tossed aside so carelessly two years ago was the only man who could ever truly make her happy.
She jerked her mind back to reality when she heard the door open. She spoke before she was able to stop herself.
“Derek?” Disappointment washed across her face when she saw it was Zach.
“No, Sandi. Derek has gone to his room. I came to make sure you were okay.”
She didn’t respond to him as she waited for him to finish unlocking the fur-lined cuffs which had her wrists attached to the bed.
Zach’s arm grazed her exposed bottom, and for some reason at that point she became very aware of her nakedness. Nervous emotions overcame her, making her face flush and heat from embarrassment.
When the last cuff was unlatched, Zach gently took her shoulders and brought her body back down to a sitting position.
“There, you must be sore from being in that position and on your knees for so long. Is that better?” he asked her while handing her a small satin robe which had been hanging on the bedpost.
She nodded uncomfortably, not really sure what to say to him.
Zach brushed a stray lock of hair away from her eyes and smiled at her. “Please don’t be embarrassed. I promised you when I found you that I would give you happiness.”
Her heart began beating much too fast. “I know you did. But I still don’t understand what that means. Or how…Derek, I know him.”
A robust laugh came from Zach, which almost startled her at first.
“Did you know that I knew him?” She almost whispered the question, but the smile on his face gave her the answer before she had a chance to finish asking it.
He held up his hand in a gesture to silence her. “Sandi, does it really matter if I knew? Does it really matter that you knew him, or he knew you?”
He hesitated for a moment before he continued. “No, Sandi. None of that matters. All that matters is that you are here, Derek is here, and you both want something that I have the opportunity to give you. Just let whatever fate brings your way happen.”
She wanted to say something. She wanted to question his motives, or how he knew of their connection to one another, but she realized that his reasons and the circumstances didn’t matter. He was right. She wanted Derek. She loved him and needed him.