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Friday, 7 October 2011

Author Override: Shayla Black


Author Override is the place where authors take the reins and take you on a journey into their world. Some may allow you into their private writing dens. Others may take you along with them on research trips or interviews. Whatever the case may be, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride because here you’ll get an in-depth look into an author’s musings.


Hello maidens!  Francesca here today with something extra special for you!  If you follow this blog, then you *might* be aware that one of the best books of the year (at least for me) was Belong To Me by Shayla Black.  First of all I was so excited that Ms. Black sent me a signed ARC I could cuddle up with, and reading my review (here) you can see why I love Logan so much.  I even got a mention on Ms. Black's site (click here to read it).  So imagine my excitement when I got the opportunity to sit down with Logan (the hero of Belong To Me) and have a little chat?  No, I wasn't drooling all over myself, I was actually able to put words into sentences!  Yes, I'm very proud of myself for that!  If you don't know who Logan is, then you seriously need to pick up his book, because the man is HOT!!!  So without any more delays, lets welcome Logan Edgington to UTC today!!

Logan, thank you so much for stopping by here today.  We are thrilled to have you! *SWOON*  So let's start with an easy question.  Describe your book in a few sentences.

Long overdue. *snort* I waited twelve years for that woman… Oh, you want to know about the story. Well, I’m killing time in one of my usual hangouts, Club Dominion, while I’m on leave. The club owner says the FBI needs help training a new agent to go undercover as a submissive to attract the notice of a sex ring and rescue another missing agent. I volunteer because I like a challenge and want to help. Even when I couldn’t see this woman’s face, I’m really, really—Did I mention totally—attracted to her. When she turns around, lo and behold, it’s my high school flame, Tara, all grown up and filled out in all the right places. I’ve been given a week to make her ready for this assignment. To do that, I have to earn her trust. Um, our breakup in high school was brutal, it was epic. So I’ve got my work cut out for me. And now Tara is engaged to a total asswipe. But as a SEAL, I’m used to working under pressure and not giving up. I will use every minute I have and every means at my disposal to prepare Tara for this mission and prove that she belongs to me.

In Belong To Me we meet a few very interesting characters, and I'm especially interested in your best friend Xander. What do you think we can expect from him?

The unexpected, always. Xander…he always wants to get in the middle of whatever is hitting the fan, even if it’s trouble. Despite being a billionaire playboy and a damn good Dom, he tries hard to be a good guy. He might drive you up a wall sometimes…but he’s a good guy to have at your back.

Who would you say is the best Dom in the whole Club Dominion crew and why? Of course, this is not including you because you ARE the best ;) Are they taking on any new trainees? *waggles eyebrows*


Yeah, um…thanks. Granted, I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about other guys, but Xander, for all his teasing nature, can provide a really firm hand when necessary. But I’d have to give the edge to club owner Mitchell Thorpe. He trained me. He’s tough, fair, and smart. *shrug* And the ladies seem to like him.

Excellent choices!  As I mentioned to a friend, you are giving Jack Cole a run for his money as the best Dom ever in my opinion. How do you feel about that?


I don’t like to think about whatever it is Jack does in the bedroom. And if you know, I don’t want details. But of course I’m better. Was there any question? *wink*

Of course not!  *THUD* In your opinion, what makes the perfect Dom and the perfect submissive?

That’s really individual, and depends on the people in involved. But basically, a good Dom needs to be insightful, consistent, and firm. He has to have the ability to give his submissive what she needs, even when she doesn’t realize what that is, and he has to be able to make her accept it and him. The perfect submissive has to have the ability to put herself in her Dom’s hands and have faith. She has to have an urge to please but still a strong sense of self. And both parties need to have trust, as well as enter into the relationship with good intentions. A power exchange absolutely requires two people who are on the same page.

Time to spill, got any dirty details on Shayla Black, the wonderful woman who writes your books?

Crazy woman! She’s always doing something. I’ve been trying to tell her my story for years, and she kept telling me that it wasn’t my turn, and she’d get to it. Whoa! Then one day, she’s in my head, wanting every last detail about my high school breakup with Tara, how I feel, my sex life… She digs into a guy’s psyche and pulls out everything. Tara said that she had a similar experience with Shayla. Then suddenly, there’s this story popping out on the page. As I read over her shoulder, I liked it. And I’d get excited that I was getting closer to my happily-ever-after with my Cherry—only to have Shayla stop writing, sometimes for days. Family and travels, appointments and emails. And sometimes, that woman just stares at a wall. Um, hello? It’s a wall. No help there… She finally came back and would type more, and Tara and I got our happy ending. But yeah, that woman is kinda nuts.

What comes to mind when I say the word, "Love"? What comes to mind when I say the word, "Sex"?

Love? My gorgeous little Cherry. Tara is it for me.
Sex? Now. Tara, get your cute ass over here. I’ve got an idea…

And you know I have to ask... Will you take me to your "dungeon"?

I don’t mind giving tours next time I’m in Dallas. Dominion is a cool place. But when it’s time to play, I’ll be shutting Tara and myself in and locking the door. For a long while. *grin*

I'll definitely stop by Club Dominion on my next trip to Dallas!  Thank you so much for stopping by today, Logan.  I had so much fun talking to you.  And now, maidens, here's the blurb to Logan's book (and just take a look at that cover!)

Belong To Me
(Wicked Lovers # 5)
Erotica on the edge-from the national bestselling author of Surrender to Me.

When FBI analyst Tara Jacobs's fellow agent and best friend goes missing while investigating a sex ring, Tara goes undercover as a submissive in a BDSM club. But no man can top a woman like Tara-until a dangerous Dom takes control of the scene and sets her heart racing. Too bad he's also the man who stole her innocence years ago-and one to whom she'll never submit. But Navy SEAL Logan Edgington knows he alone can protect her-and this time he'll never let her go...


 
Ms. Black is giving away a copy of an autographed book, winners choice from her backlist to a lucky follower!  How cool is that?  You know you want it!  Open to US only.  To enter, all you have to do is:
1. Be a follower of this blog
2. Fill out the form below

23 comments:

Carol L. said...

Well I loved Logan's interview. A man with definite ideas. :) Love that strong, take hold Hero.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

ML said...

Loved this interview! Thanks for the giveaway.

mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

Bona Fide Reflections said...

*shiver* Oh, the smutiliscious thoughts running through my mind are igniting my libido. *fans self* Great interview with Logan. He has a charisma that comes through loud and clear. I really enjoyed reading this interview. It has solidified a place on my "must read shelf."

Happy Reading, Writing, and Blogging,
Laurielu
Bona Fide Reflections

Angela said...

Wow. What great Interview! Logan sounds hot. I bet you wanted him to take you to his dungeon and lock you in there with him. Lol.
Haven't read the book but I now I did. Lol

Obscured Vixen said...

What am awesome giveaway! Any backlist book autographed? Badass!

Blue Shedevil said...

Great interview and love the graphics....grrrrr
A chance to win a Shayla Black signed book. Sweeeet.

Lexi said...

Wow I thought Logan sounded great before this interview....now I simply must read his story! And he ends up with his high school sweet heart, sigh. I ended up with mine too and it's the best thing that ever happened to me.

Sophia Rose said...

The plot looks strong and the romance has the barriers of a past history to make it interesting. Liked the interview style blog with the character.
Thanks.

elizabeth said...

Love the interview. Does make one want to rush out to get the book. Can not wait to start reading this series. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sam S2 said...

I haven't read this one yet, so winner would be uber awesome. I have real almost all her other books so adding this one to the collecting would be hard ship.. LOL!

Vanessa N. said...

I love the interview with Logan. This story sounds awesome and can't wait to check it out. Thanks for the chance.

June M. said...

I have had Shayla Blacks books on my wishlist for a while now. I really need to get these and read them because I have seen great reviews on them. Thank you for the chance to try a new to me author.

erin said...

Thanks for the awesome interview! I've never had the pleasure of reading Ms. Black but I really want to now!

Thanks again!

Artemis said...

Excellent interview. Yes, would love a dungeon tour. And after hearing so much about Xander, it sounds like he will give both Logan and Jack a run at Top Dom!

Audra said...

Drool--- Perfect man and great interview - I want Me some Logan

Barbara said...

OMG...Logan is lucious! That's about all I'm capable of saying...right now. Gulp.

Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

What an awesome interview. He sure a deliciously hot..*S* Can you send him my way? *S* I've already got this on my gotta have asap list., and can't wait to read this.

Thank you for the giveaway!
Darcy
pommawolf @hotmail.com

Danielle West said...

Can't wait! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lori Z. said...

Fantastic interview! Thanks for the giveaway.

Rustye said...

Totally enjoyed to interview with Logan!

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

LOVED this character interview! I need to read this book!

Lupdilup said...

Wow! you had at the cover! must add to the tbr list! I'm going to check right now to see if this bad boy is on audio.

Niina said...

"Family and travels, appointments and emails. And sometimes, that woman just stares at a wall. Um, hello? It’s a wall. No help there… "

LOL! That was good! :D