Friday, August 3, 2012

Book Tour for His Forbidden Submissive by Brandi Evans (Guest Post & GIVEAWAY)


Brandi Evans has created one smokin' hot book with His Forbidden Submissive and she's here today to talk about it and give us a glimpse of it.  So get excited and read on.....

Hola, Lovelies!

I'm so honored you stopped by to learn a little about me and my newest release His Forbidden Submissive. This was such a fun (and sexy!) story to write and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. ;-)

I'd also like to thank my wonderful host for having me here. You so totally rock!

Now on with the show, LOL...

Why Readers—and Writers—are Drawn to Scarred Heroines?

In the world of fiction, just like real life, screwed up people just create more drama. Why else would people watch reality shows, LOL?

I'm sorry. That probably broke some "political correctness" rule or something, but let’s face it, I've never been accused of being too PC. *grin*

Getting back on point…

I think loving scarred heroines goes deep, right into the non-perfect heroine in every romance reader, wife, mother (or husband and father!). As a group, we ladies tend to be very hard on ourselves.

Do I look fat in this dress?

Do these jeans make my butt look big?

No, no way. I can’t pull off that look?

I’m not as pretty as his last girlfriend.

Do I need to go on? Yeah, I didn’t think so. *grin*

So when we read about a woman who's been battered and bruised, one who doesn't think she's pretty enough, skinny enough, perfect enough for some strong-and-sexy hero with a package as big as his ego, we can relate to that.

A woman with the perfect body, perfect hair, and perfect job...well, she's just a bitch. Am I right, ladies? *grin*

It's our ability to relate to imperfect women that endear them to us. We see their struggles, their tragedies, and their Happily Ever Afters and think, "If they can pull it together after whatever, I can too!" They give us hope of finding our own happily ever afters.

In His Forbidden Submissive, my heroine survived cancer and an emotionally abusive husband. And still she found the inner strength to build her own design business and claim the man she loved. :-) A girl could certainly do worse, right?

What's your take, huh? Am I on the right track? Or way off base? Dirty minds want to know!

Later, lovelies!
~Brandi

His Forbidden Submissive by Brandi Evans

To find happiness, she must do something she swore she’d never do again.

Let a man control her.

After beating cancer, Vivian goes on a mission to cleanse her life. First on the list, kicking her cheating, controlling husband to the curb. Second, discovering the answer to a question that’s been haunting her. Is the love she harbors for Brock, her bad-boy brother-in-law, genuine or a chemotherapy-induced illusion?

Brock loves a woman he can’t have. His brother’s wife. To claim her would be a betrayal. He knows loving her is wrong but he can’t help it. So when circumstances bring them back together, he can no longer deny his forbidden attraction, and they unite in a fury of passion, lust—and bondage.

But Vivian isn’t prepared for Brock’s BDSM lifestyle, no matter how sexy he looks with his tats and leathers. After ten years with a controlling husband, submission is terrifying—but so is never being with Brock again. Submission or freedom? No matter which she chooses, her life will change forever.

EXCERPT:

He spun toward Viv’s voice. She still wore the same dress she had when she’d first walked back into his life, but now, her appearance had a different allure to it. She no longer looked sleek and stylish—she looked used and owned. Barefoot, her dress showing off wrinkles from being in a pile on the floor, her hair a wild mess from his hands, his bed, his pillows, she looked like a woman who had been well, well-loved. It’d be a hard-on-inducing sight if it wasn’t for the uncertainty scrunching her beautiful face.

He wanted to yank her into his arms and kiss her until that uncertainty evaporated. Wanted to throw her into his bed and stroke deep into her sweet body until she couldn’t think of anything else, but only once he came clean. He owed her nothing less.

“Yeah, I’m good.” He turned back to the desserts. Maybe after a sugar rush he’d be able to come up with the right words. “I was just wondering if I wanted to add some syrup to our ice cream. What do you think?”

She didn’t answer, but he knew she was still there. He’d heard no footsteps, nothing to indicate she’d moved in the slightest. “I think you need to tell me the truth. Why do you really want to slow things down? And don’t you dare think about lying to me.”

Christ. He wasn’t fucking ready for this conversation. He was still formulating his strategy. “Well, considering your upcoming divorce and the fact the man you’re leaving is my older brother, I just think it would be best—”

“Bullshit.” In a flash, she crossed the room then yanked on the sleeve of his t-shirt until they stood face-to-face. “You and I are fantastic together. You can’t honestly tell me you really want to pull the brakes on what we had…what we could have.”

No, he didn’t want to slow things down. “It’s…complicated, Viv,” he finally said.

“Then uncomplicate it.”

“It’s not that simple.”

“Bull. Shit.” She stepped into him until they were toe-to-toe.

The soft aroma of vanilla and sex teased his senses, and despite his good intentions, lust rocketed straight to his groin. His cock lengthened, hardened in a matter of nanoseconds. His hands fisted at his side and it took all his strength to keep from grabbing her and throwing her down on the kitchen table and pushing deep into her pussy until he created enough heat to bind reality and fantasy together.

Viv continued, whispering a line that threatened to completely and utterly do him in. “I’m gonna get the truth out of you, Brock, even if I have to chain myself to your side.”

“That’s a dangerous thing to say around me, sweetheart.”

AUTHOR BIO AND LINKS:

Brandi Evans is a stay-at-home mom with a serious addiction…the compulsive need to tell sexy stories to whoever will listen.

She brings to life fun, flawed characters with kick-ass-and-take-no-prisoners attitudes who challenge her every step of the writing process. Whether inspiring a hot-and-heavy contemporary, a pulse-pounding suspense or a dark-and-decadent paranormal romance, her muse knows no boundaries. And she likes it that way. When veering outside the box, she never knows where her next story could take her.

Website: http://www.BrandiEvansAuthor.com
Blog: http://www.brandievansauthor.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/#!/brandi_evans
GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4373174.Brandi_Evans

**********GIVEAWAY**********

Brandi will be awarding a $10 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

-Giveaway is OPEN TO EVERYONE!
-To be entered, MUST leave a comment, ALONG WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDY.
-One commenter will be chosen randomly from all comments made throughout the tour, so the more tour stops you make a comment on the greater your chances of winning.  A list of all participating blogs can be found here.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 8/10.

13 comments:

  1. I look forward to trying this. :)

    Becky01x(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. This sounds like a really good book. It would be difficult to start a relationship with someone who is a brother to an ex/soon to be ex husband. Thanks for the great post and excerpt. I will have to check into this book :)
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  3. DEFINITELY on the right track! Nobody wants to read about someone who is perfect. Where would the story even go? "He was perfect. She was perfect. They were perfect together. The End." Really? We need the growth! I agree with your post 100%!!

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  4. Great post and excerpt.I can't wait to read it.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  5. Yep, perfect women are bitches! I think one of the best parts about a book is the obstacles the hero or heroine has to overcome or beat. It just makes the story an interesting read.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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  6. "His Forbidden Submissive" by Brandi Evans sounds like an Excellent Read & I can't wait to add this book to my "to read" list.

    I prefer my Heros or Heroines to be flawed, it makes for a much more exciting read to overcome what life throws their way.

    I would very much appreciate the opportunity to be considered in your very generous giveaway. Thank You!

    Take Care & Stay Naughty,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
    paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

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  7. Sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  8. Thanks for the great interview and review the book sounds great. Gale pgan427@yahoo.com

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  9. I want to read more - so a good excerpt.

    AvalieReads(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. Definitely on the right track. I feel that I can relate to them more.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  11. That's a dangerous thing to say to me - Yahoo :) LOVE THAT!

    brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

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  12. This book sounds great!

    Thanks for the chance to win this book!

    redfirewood888(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

    Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

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