Monday, May 28, 2012

Blog Tour: Guest Post w/ Lauren Hawkeye

Lauren Hawkeye is a writer, theatre enthusiast, knitting aficionado and animal lover who lives in the shadows of the great Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada.
She’s older than she looks—really—and younger than she feels—most of the time—and she loves to explore the journeys that take women through life in her stories.

Where to Find Lauren:

Why I Write + What I Write
I am very open about the fact that I am a writer. I used to be shy about it, but I have worked through it.
I still do blush when I tell people what I write, however. Romance? Well, enough people shake their heads at that. Nobody reads romance novels, do they? And erotic romance? Forget it. That’s just depraved… not to mention those aren’t real books.
Not many people ask me why I write what I write, however. I wish they did. This past weekend a friend told me that she hadn’t discovered romance novels until several months after her first child was born, when she was going a little crazy. She told me that they offered her a much needed escape from the stresses of real life—and let’s face it, we all have that stress! Isn’t that why most of us turn to romance novels? No matter what the story is, we know one thing—the hero and heroine will end up together.
Writing a romance isn’t much different. It’s an escape for me. I don’t have a hard life by any means, but with a slightly more than full time day job, writing and a toddler I need a break from time to time—and the worlds in my stories are mine, mine, mine until I choose to share them. Adding a steam factor just adds to the enjoyment for me. Plus, as a writer, I find that sex is a great vehicle to navigate plot and character.
What about those of you out in blogland? Why do you read romance novels? Do you like steamy one or more chaste ones? I’d love to know what drew you to them in the first place!

~Lauren Hawkeye

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My Wicked Gladiators by Lauren Hawkeye
Publisher: Avon Red (June 5, 2012)
Genre: Historical Erotica

Alba has spent her entire life pleasing others.

As an upper-class plebeian woman in Ancient Rome, that is her place in life. But when her husband Lucius, the owner of aprestigious gladiatorial school, uses her body as a bargaining tool to increase his fortunes, she is faced with doing as he demands, or finding herself on the street.

Forced to lay with masked gladiators chosen by Lucius, Alba is surprised to discover pleasure in being powerless. Only in the forbidden arms of Caius and Marcus does she find comfort, however temporary it may be.

But with Lucius’ demands looming and the threat of death for her gladiators ever-present, will Alba’s fleeting pleasures be enough? Or will Alba finally grab hold of her happily ever after, no matter the consequences?

Where to Buy*:
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Read my review for My Wicked Gladiators--I really enjoyed this very sexy, and unique, story! :)

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Thanks for stopping by, Lauren! I loved your post and I really enjoyed your book-- I hope that you write more like it soon! :)

Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this tour and allowing me to participate and review. :)


Until Next Time,
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1 comment :

Julianne said...

Great excerpt. The cover is pretty awesome too.
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