Christine Young

I am a writer and avid reader of romances particularly historical romances. Please join me on my journey through time

Christine Presents ~ The Last Resort by Ember Leigh

Please welcome Ember Leigh author of The Last Resort.

Ember Leigh will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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The Last Resort

by Ember Leigh

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GENRE:   Erotic Romance

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INTERVIEW:

  • What or who inspired you to start writing? Writing has been in my blood, in an ancestral sense. My mother was a writer, her mother was a writer, and so on and so on. Maybe all the way back to the scribes of Ancient Rome. Wouldn’t that be cool? I’ll pretend like that’s real.
  • How did you come up with ideas for your books? 
 They just come to me, and I’m not really sure WHERE they come from. Each book definitely has a spark idea. One novel came to me in a dream; others are sparked by interesting details. For example, a coworker of mine revealed her grandpa was the mayor of the town she grew up in and, BAM. Story idea. Just comes out of left field like that.
  • What expertise did you bring to your writing? I travel—a LOT. I bring intimate knowledge of cavorting the globe more than anything. It’s precisely why I started my Erotic Destinations series; just another way for me to travel the world, via writing! All of those short stories are set in some cool place, or feature foreign hotties.
  • What would you want your readers to know about you that might not be in your bio? My hair reaches my butt! I’ve had dreadlocks for eight years, and still going strong. They are equal parts amazing and annoying.
  • As far as your writing goes, what are your future plans? I want to make writing my full-time gig. I’m in transition now, getting lots of books written and publishing my face off, and hoping to keep up the momentum with at least 2-3 new releases per year.
  • Do you belong to a critique group? If so how does this help or hinder your writing? Yes, I have been in various critique groups throughout my writing career and hands down, they are the best thing any writer can EVER do! Especially as a new writer. It is important to be choosy with your critique group, though—keeping in mind the experience of the other writers, especially as you weigh feedback and criticisms. It’s possible to get feedback that isn’t necessarily helpful for your project, but it’s also very possible to get great feedback that just hurts because it highlights a weakness in our storytelling or skill level. It’s never a bad idea to find a good critique partner or group. NO author improves in a vacuum.
  • When did you first decide to submit your work? Please tell us what or who encouraged you to take this big step? I’ve been querying my novels since I was 16—seriously! I finished my first romance novel at age 16 and during my mid-to-late teen years, I would ask for a copy of Writer’s Market every year for Christmas. My mom totally supported my dream of being a published author (see: ancestral writing lineage) so she’d buy this tome of a resource every year without fail. Those early novels were unequivocally bad. I kept submitting (and getting rejected) until I was about 20, and then I took a break until about age 26, and then I was finally published at age 27.
  • What is the best and worst advice you ever received? (regarding writing or publishing) Best advice: Just write. It’s so simple it hurts! Worst advice? When I first started publishing, I followed other’s leads more than anything. I was just getting my feet wet, so it was hard to know what would work and what was a waste of time. I got swept up in the craze of joining all those spammy book groups on Facebook—you know, the “Promote your erotic romance here!” groups where everyone is just shouting BUY MY BOOK at other authors shouting the same thing. Nobody told me to do it, but it was definitely a trend I noticed among other authors desperate for the same thing all first-time authors want: SALES. I’ve since quit all those groups.
  • Do you outline your books or just start writing? I just start. If I outline at all, I’ll do it as I go, once I’ve gotten a few chapters in or written whatever scene instigated the whole book. I really value outlining, I’m just not entirely predisposed to doing that.
  1. Do you have any hobbies and does the knowledge you’ve gained from these carry over into your characters or the plot of your books? I think everything in my regular life infiltrates my writing. Gardening, yoga, being an entrepreneur, all the places I’ve traveled in the world, and my varied work history…it all shows up in bits and pieces, whether in the settings themselves or in certain character traits. It’s sometimes hard to pinpoint them, though. I weave them in quietly.
  2. Have you started your next project? If so, can you share a little bit about your book? I have many projects going on at the moment! My main focus is the second book in a UFC series I’ve started. Book #1 will be releasing with Loose Id later this year. Each book in this series will follow the sexy fighters as they confront dark pasts and fall in love with badass women.
  3. What is your favorite reality show? I don’t watch TV! The only reality show I used to watch was Keeping Up With The Kardashians, back when I lived at home with my dad (he has cable!). It was more of a horrifying fascination, I think. Something about looking at their lives felt like a sociology class. Not one that I entirely wanted to take, either…but I just couldn’t look away!
  4. Anything else you might want to add? Thanks for having me! If any of you read The Last Resort and dig it, consider leaving a review! We authors subsist entirely off reader reviews, coffee, and furtive snacks when our husbands/children aren’t looking. So, you know, it’s part of what keeps us alive.

 

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BLURB:

 

Rose Delaney is a baby bounty hunter, rescuing children from fugitive ex-spouses. All she wants is to return a recovered child to its mother and get back to her regimented solitary life. But when a snow storm leaves her and baby Emmy stranded, Rose has no choice but to lean on the ruggedly handsome rescuer, who thinks the baby is hers. Holed up in their mountain resort-under-construction and unable to contact Emmy’s mother, Rose’s priority is hitting the road—even if Garrett’s erotic touch entices her to ride out the storm.

Construction boss Garrett Galo loves his job, but he never imagined a perk like being snowbound during a whiteout with the sassy brunette he just rear-ended. He’s learned to stay away from women who want a family, especially when they come with a kid in tow. When passionate nighttime encounters flare between them, Garrett begins to question what he’d risk to keep Rose.

This isn’t the time or the place for romance—but will five days on a mountain make these loners reconsider giving in to love?

 

 

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EXCERPT:

 

Inching the door open further, she poked her head in. Garrett’s body silhouetted against the translucent shower door. The image of his chiseled, naked body seared through her mind. Her mouth went dry.

 

She crept inside and eased the door shut, body rigid as she watched his shadow move inside the shower. The fogged mirror hid her reflection as the soft mesh shorts slipped to ground, followed by her undies and T-shirt.

 

Garrett began humming, out of tune, something that sounded suspiciously like a children’s song.

 

Rose grinned, excitement roiling beneath her skin. This not only was going to happen, it needed to happen. Her heart thumped in her chest as she reached for the shower door.

 

The door opened a few inches before Garrett’s humming turned into a gasp. He whipped around and pulled aside the shower door, eyes wild.

 

“Rose.”

 

She grinned up at him, loving the swirls of shock and appreciation in his eyes as he took her in.

 

“Can I join?”

 

His mouth hung open a moment, gaze sweeping over her naked body, lighting fires on her skin. He grabbed her around the waist and yanked her inside the shower, slamming the door shut behind her.

 

The water hit her body in a pleasingly warm rush. He pinned her to the shower wall with his hips. Her breath hitched.

 

“I don’t even want to ask why you’re naked in my bathroom,” he said, kissing her neck, “and I don’t even care. Fact is, you’re here, and you’re mine now.”

 

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young. A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides near Lake Erie with her Argentinean husband, where they run an Argentinian-American food truck. In addition to romance novels, Ember also writes travel memoirs and occasionally updates a couple of blogs. In her free time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, hops around the world, and eats lots of vegetables.

Website: www.emberleighromance.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/EmberLeighAuthor

Twitter: @EmberLeighAuth

Buy it at The Wild Rose Press: http://wildcatalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-erotic/4944-the-last-resort.html

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Resort-Ember-Leigh-ebook/dp/B01MRD30DX

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

 

Ember Leigh will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

 

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f2235

 

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9 comments on “Christine Presents ~ The Last Resort by Ember Leigh

  1. achristay
    April 19, 2017

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

  2. achristay
    April 19, 2017

    HI,

    The post was up on time. It was scheduled for 12:59 PDT. Which put it just under your deadline.

    Chris >

  3. Thank you for hosting today.

  4. Victoria
    April 19, 2017

    Great interview!

  5. Ember Leigh
    April 19, 2017

    Thanks for having me, this was great!

  6. Wanda Slack
    April 20, 2017

    Fantastic Giveaway
    Looks so good
    Congrats
    Thankful for the chance

  7. Lisa Brown
    April 20, 2017

    Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

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