Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Spotlighting - Lynne St. James - Her New Book EMBRACING HER DESIRES

Hello all you wonderful greedy people who decided to stop by again!!!!  Did I tell you that you might actually have to read this part of the blog to answer the question for the raffle?  Well you might.....Anyway, today we have the delightful author Lynne St. James with us!  She is the one who brought us the enchanted land of Anamchara.  Since she dropped by of course we are starting with the obligatory question:

If you had to choose to give up one, which would it be, chocolate or sex?
Chocolate damn it.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I live in the mostly sunny state of Florida with my husband, two dogs and two cats. I work in the Internet Technology industry and love to escape to the worlds of my creation.  When I'm not working, I'm writing, reading, taking pictures and sometimes cooking.

If I had my way I’d travel all over the world and set a new book in each place I visited.  Maybe someday!

I'm addicted to coffee and if I'm not at my desk you can usually find me hovering over my Keurig coffee maker waiting for the next cup.

I have three books in my Vampires of Eternity Series published with Siren Bookstrand.  Anamchara, is my new series, and it is published with JK Publishing.

Why did you choose to write erotica?
I didn’t really choose it—more like it chose me. I had a story to tell and it ended up being erotic romance.  There’s just no arguing with my characters they know what’s right.

Can you tell us about your first date with your husband?
I went to his house and we had wine and watched the movie “Fight Club.” I know, not very romantic but something clicked that night for both of us.

Do you fall in love with the characters you write?
Always, they are a part of me when I’m writing their story.  If I didn’t love them how would anyone else love them?

Where do you get the ideas to develop your characters?
Again, it’s not really me who has the ideas for the characters.  I get a vague idea for a story and then the characters show up and tell me who they are.  I know it sounds weird, but that’s just how it happens.

What series do you read and can’t wait for the next installment?
There are so many of them, but probably one of the longest running series I wait with bated breath for is Kim Harrison’s Rachel Morgan series. I’m so sad there is only one more book in the series.

Do you have a favorite activity to recharge your batteries before you start a new project?
If possible it’s a day trip somewhere with my camera – usually the beach – to take lots of photographs, the waves, the people, the plants, whatever catches my eye.  Soaking up nature and capturing it for later when I’m inside pouring my guts out into the next book.

Do you ever get angry at the characters you write?
Yes, when they hold out on me.  In Embracing Her Desires, I didn’t know until about 2/3 of the way through the story a major secret and I was pissed that they didn’t tell me.  But it all worked out in the end

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Embracing Her Desires, Anamchara Book 1


Cooper chuckled at the look he knew was on Jase’s face.  Sliding into his jeans, he couldn’t get fully dressed until Hope came back down with his shirt.  He carried the mugs into the living room and dropped into one of the wingback chairs leaving the couch for Hope to have some space if she needed it.  He couldn’t be sure if she had any second thoughts.
He didn’t know what he’d been expecting when she came into the library but it certainly wasn’t a black silk robe, loosely tied and barely concealing her breasts.
“Damn, Hope.  You want more already?”
She sauntered over to his chair and half sat on the arm.  Her heated gaze swept over his shirtless body.  With just the tip of her bright red fingernail she traced across his chest and then dragged it over and around his hard nipples. 
Sliding her hand over his taut stomach, she undid his fly and opened his jeans.  The instant her finger touched him his cock jumped to attention and was ready for round two.  As she moved between his legs and slid down to her knees pre-cum formed at the tip of his rigid shaft.  Hazel eyes radiating passion locked with his and she pulled his jeans down his legs.  Hope’s tongue licked from his balls to the tip of his cock, and she lapped up his essence like a cat with a bowl of cream.
She bathed his entire shaft with her tongue and then swallowed him down to his balls until he could feel the head of his dick brushing against the back of her throat.  Through it all she continued to stare into his eyes and Cooper was mesmerized.  Already on the brink, it took all of his willpower to hold off his orgasm. 
“Oh my God, Hope.  Unless you want a mouth full of cum you need to stop.”  Her eyes gleamed at him and the edges of her mouth curved up in what had to be an evil grin, as she increased the suction and even let her teeth drag on the underside of his cock as she bobbed up and down. 
Unable to resist any longer, his head thumped against the back of the chair as his body reverberated with the force of his ejaculation. 
“Shit.  I’ve never come like that.”
Hope licked the last of his cum off her lips and smiled at him like the cat that ate the canary.  “Mmmm…yummy.”  Standing, she kissed him and grabbed her coffee cup taking it with her over to the large bay window. 
The sun shone in through the glass and bathed Hope in a halo of bright light.  A shiver ran down his spine at the ethereal vision.  In that instant he realized they could never let her leave.  Neither he nor Jase would be able to survive without her.  He made a silent prayer to the gods that she’d accept the mating call, but watching her he half expected wings to appear on her back transforming her into an angel who would fly away from them.  Was the house playing games with him or was she a magical being too?  Half werewolf on her father’s side no one knew what her mother was, if anything.  She’d come into town, all hell broke loose and she had run before anyone even knew she was pregnant. 
“Hope, are you okay?  You’re awful quiet, sweetheart.”
“Ahh, I’m sorry.  I guess I was lost in my thoughts”
“Anything you want to share?”
“No, umm maybe,” Hope sighed.  “I don’t know,” she responded with a wry smile.  “I hope you don’t think I’m some kind of a slut for going all sexbot on you.”
“What?”  In two steps Cooper crossed the room and took her into his arms.  “Never.  You were amazing and have absolutely nothing to worry about.”
“I don’t know what’s come over me, honestly.  I’m much more reserved usually.”
“Well sometimes things are just right and you have to go with it.  You know?”  Tilting her face up to look at him, he couldn’t resist stealing a kiss.  “You’re an amazing woman, Hope Brooks.”  Before his eyes her cheeks bloomed with a rosy glow.  He was hopelessly lost to her and couldn’t have walked away if his life depended upon it. 
“I guess.  I do like you, there’s something about you and Jase, I don’t know what.  It’s confusing, and well I kind of want you both, which makes absolutely no freakin’ sense to me.  I think I’ve lost my mind.”
“Try not to dwell on it okay?  It’ll probably make more sense soon anyway.  Speaking of that…”
“Yes?”  She still looked a little forlorn to him but he hoped his next statement would bring a smile back to her face.
“How about Jase and I bring dinner over later and we can talk and maybe watch a movie?”
“That sounds wonderful, actually.  Do you even have takeout here?”
Laughing, Cooper grabbed his shirt and slid it back on.  She had dropped it on the chair when she came into the living room.  He’d glanced at his watch and he needed to get to Jase’s so they could have that conference call.  “Yes, we have takeout, they even deliver—well the pizza place and sub shop do.”


  1. My answer is - sex.

    Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}

  2. This excerpt was definitely HOT enough for me to buy the book!!!! Freakin awesome!!!!

    1. I'm glad you liked the excerpt! I hope you enjoy the book. <3

  3. Embracing Her Desires was a fantastic book. Thanks so much for sharing today. Also thanks for the chance to win. :)

  4. I love love love this book, love you Lynne ♡♡

    1. Thank you, Janka! It makes me so happy to know you loved it. <3 Love you too! :)

  5. Her last name is Brooks and is pretty HIT - add it to my TBR. Thank you for the giveaway!

    1. Hi Lola! Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy Embracing Her Desires! :)