Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Welcome Carina Press author, Lynda Aicher...


Welcome to my site, Lynda! It's so fantastic to host a Carina Press author - I have heard endless good things about them and hope to submit something myself in the not too distant future. Okay, let's get started with those questions!


1)   Did you set any goals for 2012?
In general, I’m not a big goal setting person because I find it only leads to disappointment when you miss them. But I am a deadline driven person, so I tend to impose personal deadlines on completing things and then work to meet them. I guess, it kind of like goals, but it’s different in my crazy head.

2)   What is the best part of the writing process for you?
When I write The End. *grin* Seriously, it’s watching the characters unfold and when they do the unexpected that takes the story in a different direction. It’s wild, frustrating and fun.

3)   The worst part?
Would be when the story stalls. It usually means that I’m going in the wrong direction, but it’s painful while I’m struggling to figure out where it should go to get the book back on track.

4)   What is the book you wish you’d written?
I don’t know if there is one, really. I think every book has merit and some become wildly successful, but there isn’t one I can pinpoint that I wished I had written instead of the author.

5)   Favourite author/s & book/s?
I read too much to define a favorite book. I usually think in lines of authors I like. Some of them are:  L.A. Witt, Amy Lane, J.R. Ward, Kresley Cole, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lacey Alexander, Anne Tenino

6)   Tell us about your latest release?
Bonds of Need is the second book in the Wicked Play series from Carina Press. It’s Deklan and Kendra’s story and really about learning to accept ones needs as being okay even if they are different and not understood by most of society.

7)   What is your favorite attribute of the hero and heroine?

It would be Kendra’s desire and drive to finally heal. I admire the courage it would take to not only accept her mistakes, but to admit that the very thing that hurt her in the past is what she still needs, only in a different way.

8)   What’s next?
Bonds of Desire comes out in July and Bonds of Hope will be out in September. There at least two more scheduled in the series that will be out in 2014. That’s what I know of so far. Things can change though.
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9)                  Tell me where you write?
Most of the time it’s in my office. We redid it last year to make it exactly what I wanted so I can leave my notes and papers everywhere in my organized, unorganized fashion. I used to write at the kitchen table and it was a real pain to “move my office” every time we wanted to eat.

10)                  Where would you like your career to be in 5 years?
Ohh, that’s a tricky question. Ideally, I would love to have a steady following of readers, some books in print, see my name on the NY Times Bestsellers list (dream big, right?) and make a steady income from my writing. But the market, industry and life is fickle, so who knows. I mostly do the best I can with each book and the rest will fall out where it will.

 
Bonds of Need
 Book 2 in the Wicked Play Series
by Lynda Aicher

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BLURB:

When Kendra Morgan attends a party at an exclusive sex club, she's not driven by mere curiosity. Hoping to prove she's put the past behind her, Kendra must instead face up to needs she's denied for too long. Despite her lingering fears, she can't resist the temptation to play…

Deklan Winters has had his eye on his attractive neighbor for months, but only senses Kendra is no stranger to the BDSM scene when she walks into his club. And he can tell that's not her only secret. What surprises him is his own overwhelming desire to give her what she craves—and to show her a side to the Dom/sub relationship she's never known.

With Deklan's guidance, Kendra begins to accept her forbidden needs and to recognize the fine line between pleasure and pain. But when her former Master returns to reclaim her, it will take all her courage—and all of Deklan's love—to defy her past.

EXCERPT:

A gulp of fresh air filled her lungs the second she entered the hallway. She stalled there, shaking as she slumped against the wall. She locked her knees to keep herself upright, an act that brought a smirk to her lips. Eric always punished her for locking her knees. One of the first lessons she was taught as a sub was to keep her knees loose to limit the chance of fainting.

She turned her head and stared down the long hallway to the stairway at the end. The faint sounds of the Dungeon drifted down to her like a lure, pulling her in, closer to temptation, to the forbidden acts taking place just beyond her reach.

Closing her eyes, she centered in on the distant crack of a whip, the smack of a paddle against flesh, the wail of a sub timed with the clinking of chains. Her lips compressed as she struggled against the desire to join. The need that tugged at her to walk up the stairs and take what her body so desperately wanted.

She twisted the black band on her wrist, her mark as a visitor to The Den. But her status had been elevated, the red light having changed to green. She could play if she wanted. Her safety catch had been released, and now there was nothing stopping her but free will.

Her decision to make.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lynda Aicher has always loved to read. It’s a simple fact that has been true since she discovered the words of Judy Blume at the age of ten. After years of weekly travel as a consultant implementing computer software into global companies, she ended her nomadic lifestyle to raise her two children. Now, her imagination is her only limitation on where she can go and her writing lets her escape from the daily duties of being a mom, wife, chauffer, scheduler, cook, teacher, volunteer, cleaner and mediator. If writing wasn’t a priority, it wouldn’t get done.

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Lynda will be awarding a $50 Gift Card to Amazon, B&N or Allromance ebooks, Winner's Choice, to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
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15 comments:

  1. What genres do you like to explore in the future?

    lyra.lucky7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Definitely M/M. I've just submitted my first in that genre and the next book I'm writing in this series (#5) will be a M/M.

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  2. Have you ever wrote BDSM with the female as the dom? I'd be curious to read some of that.

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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  3. What was the first story you have written and was it published?

    moonsurfer123 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. My very first story is hidden deep beneath my bed and will never be seen by anyone. Ha!

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  4. Thank you for hosting me today, Rachel!

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  5. How do you go about researching for your book?

    shadowrunner1987(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. A lot of reading and online discovery and discussions.

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  6. You must really heave a sigh of relief when you finish a story. What a wonderful feeling of accomplishment.

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    1. Yes, it is. It's even bigger when the final revisions are done and it's sent off to production.

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  7. I think that writing "The End" must be quite liberating.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  8. congratulation on the new release
    thank you for the giveaway :)

    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. This looks intriguing...must check it out!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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