Hello all and welcome to Book Obsessed Chicks Spotlight on author Fiona Archer. This lovely lady is from Down Under and she wrote a pretty hot book called,
CHLOE'S DOUBLE DRAW which is an erotic M/F/M romance that released in 2012 and this week, her latest, the second book in the King's Bluff, Wyoming series, HIGH STAKES LOVING released. I thought my awesome followers would like to have an insight into this mysterious lady from Australia who writes about the American West.
Welcome to Book Obsessed Chicks Fiona and thank you for answering my questions.
1. Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m a self-confessed nerd who loves reading murder mysteries books, watching movies when it’s raining, and sharing coffee and a laugh with friends. I loved being a teenager in the 80s and have the shoulder pads to prove it. While I love to dance, I have no sense of rhythm and have been told by so-called friends that my jive is in fact a crime against humanity.
2. When and how did you know you wanted to be a writer?
The “when” was in my early teenage years. I hated high-school and would lose myself in the world of my Mum’s Mills & Boon (Harlequin) romances. Throw in some Johanna Lindsey novels and I was hooked. I wanted to create arrogant, alpha male heroes that grab the girl and make her theirs.
3. Tell us about your upcoming work?
High-Stakes Loving is book 2 in my King’s Bluff, Wyoming series and showcases Reagan, Quinn and Mike’s story. These characters were first introduced in Chloe’s Double Draw, the first book of the series. When writing that first story, a shy librarian named Reagan popped into my head. When she initially encountered Quinn and Mike, it was like a perfect Dom/sub storm. Her shyness just revved their Dom engines harder, and they’ve made it their mission to claim her. But like everything in life, you have to work for what you want, as these Ex-SEALS find out.
4. Do you have any mentors? Heroes?
Cherise Sinclair is my Obi Wan Kenobi. She’s a dear friend, brainstorming buddy, critique partner and fellow lover of Tim Tams. (I’ve only recently introduced her to these freaking awesome Aussie cookies.)
Lexi Blake is a fabulous friend and someone whose generosity of spirit and friendship is a blessing.
I’m so damn lucky to have both of these amazing women in my life.
5. Can you tell us your favorite character from your books so far and why?
I’d have to say Reagan. She’s a lover of books, defender of libraries and rescue kitties and has a soft heart. The more I wrote of that story, the more she grew in confidence and showed the steel that lay underneath those soft curves.
6. Was it difficult for you to get published?
It was difficult for me to finish the first book. I’d never written a full story before, so my learning curve was steep. Having awesome support from author friends who provided critiques helped knock my rough drafts into shape. Once I actually submitted the story to Siren, it was accepted within a few days.
7. Who are your favorite authors/reads?
Cherise Sinclair, Lexi Blake, Sophie Oak, Johanna Lindsey, Julie Garwood, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, umm…when do you want me to stop? ;)
Reading, gardening, going to the movies. I’d love to say something exciting like skydiving, but I’m terrified of heights and suffer from vertigo, so that cancels out most adrenaline rush type hobbies.
9. Tell us a bit about your workshop(s) at the conference?
Cherise Sinclair and I led in a SPANKING 101 session at RomCon in 2013. It was fun! And yes, she spanked my bum. We had lots of laughs and made sure people enjoyed the topic by keeping it light and showing them how it can be a fun way to get your guy interested in BDSM.
10. Do you have any favorite TV shows?
I’m one of those kids that grew up on M.A.S.H. and that appreciation for dry wit has stayed with me for life. I loved Seinfield and The West Wing. Oh, and some old favorites include some classic UK comedies such as “On the Buses” and “Steptoe and Son”. Current favorite is Sleepy Hollow. LOVE that show!
11. What’s next for you?
I’m writing the third book in the King’s Bluff series. I have plans for six in the series. And, I want to start some self-pub projects in the next twelve months.
12. What would you like readers to know about you?
I am a reader first and that means I have my own “fan-girl” moments, so that’s why I love having readers get in touch with me.
When I wake up in the morning I never suffer from bed hair. So whatever you may have or will hear in the future, it’s all lies.
And I totally didn’t cajole/force Lexi Blake to spend loads of money on eye-shadow and stuff when she took me into a store in Dallas so she could buy some hair product. Totally did not do that. Honest.
Let me entice you. . .
Former SEALs Quinn and Mike have discovered in King’s Bluff, Wyoming, a town that embraces ménage and BDSM lifestyles. Even better, they found a sweet woman they could love—if they could only gain the shy librarian’s trust. Overhearing that she adores capture fantasy stories, the two Doms know exactly how to get her attention.
Trapped between two experienced Masters, Reagan surrenders. They’re commanding, determined, yet gentle, and everything she ever wanted. Even as she learns what it is to be cherished, a secret from the past emerges, threatening her reputation. She hires her lovers to investigate, expecting them to be on her side. But the damning evidence they uncover rocks their relationship.
As pressure for the truth mounts, danger stalks Reagan. Someone out there believes secrets are best left buried.
Long-held misconceptions and fears stand in their way, risking their futures and allowing the threat closer. The three must fight as one for their love to survive.
Time for some High-Stakes Loving. . .
Mike pushed the door closed with the kind of unhurried movement that reeked of confidence. He leaned back against the wood, crossing his arms over his chest. Quinn stepped forward, hat in one hand and a black gym bag in the other.
She frowned and glanced up at his face.
“A SEAL always keeps a bag handy. Mike and I have everything we need in here.” He dropped the bag at his feet, followed by his hat.
“Everything?” She guessed he meant more than a clean shirt and deodorant.
“For tonight anyway.” Quinn stalked forward, his body now so close she had to lift her chin high to meet his gaze. “Reality-check time. I’ll ask you again. Do you want this, Reagan? Because we’re not some pansy-ass Ken doll version of Doms.” He caught her wrists and drew them behind her back, holding them there with one hand.
Her pussy throbbed. She tested his hold, wanting, no, needing to struggle. He tightened his grip. Firm. Inescapable.
Quinn used his grip to push her up against him. “You’re caught, sweetness. And that’s just a preview of things to come. We’re gonna order you about, tie you up, eat your pussy till you’re begging us to let you come, say no because that’s the kind of bastards we are, then we’re gonna eat you up all over again.” He lifted his free hand and ran his thumb over her bottom lip. “I want to discover all the ways you light up when we bury our cocks inside that warm heaven between your legs. You’ll come when we say so and not before. Defy us and you’ll be punished. Still interested?”
Dominated. Tied. Theirs.
Her mouth opened but her voice refused to cooperate.
Mike pushed off the door. “We need the words, Reagan.”
Quinn lessened his hold until her hands fell away to her sides. Somehow, the action left her…bereft.
“Strip,” Mike ordered.
“Here, in the hallway?” They had to be kidding.
Mike’s mouth pressed down in a harsh line. But it was his cold stare washing over her like an icy bath that made her gulp.
She hurried to remove her shirt and tank top. Her fingers struggled to get a grip, as if covered in woolen mittens. Why did the guys have to stand so close?
Dragging the tank top over her head, the easy-fit cotton now impersonated skin-tight spandex, hooking on her elbows until with one hard pull, she managed to lurch free. Sexy, Reagan. With her gaze lowered, she dropped the clothing at her feet.
Thank God for front-closing bras. Her breasts spilled out. Don’t think about all that pale skin. Just hurry. They’re waiting. The white cotton joined the rest of her clothing. After toeing off her sneakers, she pulled her panties down with her jeans.
The cool air wafted over her bare skin. She shivered. There she was, naked in front of Mike and Quinn. And yet, every part of her was alive with a slow burn that kindled from deep between her legs. She moved her gaze from Quinn’s boots to her chest. The hard points of her nipples stood like beacons, screaming her arousal.
Oh, heck, her breasts. She raised her arms.
“Hands by your sides, sugar.” Quinn’s deep voice cut in.
Lowering her hands was like refusing to swim even as the water closed over her head. Her fingers twitched. A tightness filled her belly. Standing there, like a horse on display, seemed so wrong. Shouldn’t she argue back?
“We’re going to push you, Reagan. Well beyond what you’re used to from a partner. In or out of bed.” Mike tilted his head. “Have you been with a Dom before?”
“No.” Only in her dreams. This reality was so much more.
Mike walked behind her.
She forced herself not to swivel around. Look ahead. Chin up.
A line of knuckles brushed against her butt cheek.
She started. Her breasts jiggled.
Mike’s chuckle singed her ears. “Easy, sub.”
She dragged her gaze up to Quinn’s face. The heat of his stare made her stomach muscles quiver, as if he’d twirled a feather over her belly button.
“Ever been tied up?” Mike’s hand curved over her hip.
“No.” Her face heated. It seemed so foreign and carnal, talking about bondage in such a matter-of-fact way.
“N-no.” She coughed past the shag pile carpet coating her throat. “I haven’t done anything, besides, you know, normal stuff.” Two lovers at college and an ex-boyfriend in Sheridan. All missionary men, and she wasn’t talking bibles.
This time Quinn chuckled. “We’re gonna open up a whole new world for you, sweetheart.”
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