Today I’m featuring Marie Tuhart and her story Highland Dom which is in Passionate Cravings an Erotic Romance Book Sampler.
Are you in control of your characters or do they control you?
I would say most of the time its 50/50, but occasional they run off with the story
What drew you to the characters in this story?
Well, this was a call from The Wild Rose Press for their Real Men Wear Kilts program. I was intrigued and began to build characters around the premise that the male lead must wear a kilt somewhere in the book.
What is your favorite punctuation mark and why?
I really don’t have a favorite punctuation mark, I do tend to use comma’s a lot even if they’re not needed.
Could you tell us a about Highland Dom?
Sexual education professor and dominant Cameron McMillan has had his eye on the submissive, sexy cafe owner since she settled in his hometown four years ago, but he was already in a relationship. But that fell apart, and after soothing his heart while teaching at the University in Scotland, he’s back. Cameron is ready to see if Kristen is interested in acting on the sexy words she whispered to him at his farewell party. He doesn’t want to wait another day to introduce her to the world of BDSM…if she’s willing.
Kristen Caldwell never thought Cameron would act on her whispered invitation to tie her up and spank her…liquor and him being an ocean away had made her brave. But he has returned, and she’s tentative but ready to explore her kinky side despite past failures with other partners. The sexy and dominate professor might be just what she needs in the bedroom, though she worries about what others will think if she’s seen with him. Will a relationship with Cameron put her successful business at risk?
Things start out great, but Kristen’s fears and shadows in her past rear their ugly head, threatening more their relationship. She has to decide whether to stand up for what she wants or run…again.
Would you share an excerpt?
“Look at me.” His command was just as firm as his last. When their gazes met, he let out a breath. “How much do you know?”
“You volunteer at the local BDSM club, and teach sexual health at the university.” Her voice was soft and low.
“Yes, but how much do you know about the lifestyle?” Was she really interested? It was hard to tell.
“A bit.” She squirmed in her chair. “This isn’t the place we should be talking about this.”
Cam glanced around the café; no one was here, yet. And his sister was keeping to the kitchen. “No one is here. Tell me.”
“I…” Her gaze dropped, and she shook her head. “Not here.” Her voice was stronger. “I won’t risk my business.”
Someone walked by the café, and Cam shifted in his seat. “Meet me for dinner tonight.”
“I have to bake tonight.”
“I’ll bring dinner here, but we are going to talk.” Cam stood up and circled behind Kristen as someone walked into the café. He leaned down and whispered in her ear, “Because I can’t wait to tie you to my bed. Tease you. Torment you. And take you.” Cam straightened, turned, and strode out the café door.
Book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EmFTGV9Nec
Marie Tuhart lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her muse, Penny, a four pound toy poodle. Marie loves to read and write, when she’s not writing, she spends time with family, traveling and enjoying life.
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