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Hard Lust by Tina Donahue - Book Tour + Giveaway



Hard Lust
by Tina Donahue


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GENRE:   Erotic Romance

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BLURB:

Don't ever trust a demon. Unfortunately, Megan has learned that lesson too late.
The deal she made to save her sister's life has landed her in hell about seventy years early.
And now she has three sexy demons trying to tell her what to do.
Nope. Not going to happen.
These guys have never had to deal with such defiance. Andros figures she's due for some erotic
discipline, which he'll happily provide. Racan's pure alpha, his hardcore plans include bondage and
submission. Quiet yet intense, Vespar expects endless kink to spice up their carnal play.
Who would have ever expected she'd end up falling for them? Too bad demons can't be trusted...
because someone is trying to kill the magic and threatening her stay in this lusty world.


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EXCERPT
Even during her worst days, Megan Wynters never believed this would happen.

I am so screwed. Afraid to budge, she stood paralyzed in a garish room decorated in more gold and
mirrors than Versailles, a weird symbol she couldn’t decipher painted on blood red walls.
Displayed throughout the cavernous space were countless marble statues depicting nude men and
women screwing or going down on each other or…Thunderous bass from a death metal tune
pounded through the wall to her left, the pornographic paintings there bouncing on each deafening
beat.



She curled her upper lip, turned and flinched. A guy who hadn’t been in here a second before,
sat in the throne-like chair behind the humongous desk. Early thirties or so, he had hazel eyes,
and thick blond hair that fell in soft waves to his shoulders. Those suckers and his chest were beyond
broad, his well-toned muscles straining against his black silk shirt. Her stomach fluttered at the
astounding picture he created, and then her insides clenched when she recalled where she was.
That didn’t keep her from eyeing him further. The sun or a tanning lamp had tinted his complexion
gold, while his features… Not only were they masculine, but beautiful enough for an angel.
Down here? In fucking Hell? Given his great looks, she had to be anywhere but there.
Her pulse ticked up. Hope surged. Someone moaned.



The statue to her right was climaxing. Jeezus. The writhing life-sized figures weren’t stone but people,
or demons, or something animate. The pure white woman threw back her head and wailed.
The pasty guy kept pumping his cock into her. God, god, god. This definitely wasn’t Heaven.
But not quite the other place either, considering the coolish air circulating, causing goose bumps to
rise on her arms. Rattled and wary, she faced the guy, and then jumped. Two other men, also early
thirties, stood on either side of his desk. Both took her in from her mouth to her boobs and lower.
Much lower. Unexpected heat rolled through her, her folds creaming at the guys’ raw male appeal,
appreciation for their physical gifts stealing her breath and—
Hold it. She couldn’t be turned on by them. It’s a trick. They’re fucking doing this to me because
they’re…



Uncertain what they were, she cringed at the possibilities, but  still couldn’t glance away.
The one to her right was tall and luscious, his skin olive, his longish black hair combed back.
He wore a black tee and low-slung jeans, no shoes or socks. If this were Hell,
he should have cloven hooves, not large feet and long toes. Maybe this was purgatory?
Please, please, please. That part of the underworld, or whatever they called it, might be bearable.



A pendant hung around his neck boasting a dark red symbol—the same as those on the walls—
against a black circle. The blond guy sported an onyx ring on his left forefinger displaying an identical
design. Which means? Her stomach rolled and wouldn’t stop. She didn’t want an explanation on what
the symbol signified. It might kill her dream this wouldn’t turn out too bad. The third guy had a tat on
his left pec showing the exact figure. He’d dressed in black leather pants and biker boots,
no shirt, his light brown hair worn short, skin bronzed. Her ears buzzed in approval then rang from
unease. The blond smiled, producing deep dimples in his cheeks. Her knees weakened at his normal,
friendly greeting. The way a mortal guy would show delight at seeing her and that this could lead to
something good. Conversation, a few laughs, then other great stuff. If they behaved nicely,
she wouldn’t mind. Damn, she hadn’t had fun in forever.
Another statue climaxed.



Holy hell. Snapped back to reality, she remembered her presence here was a colossal blunder
she had to straighten out. Her mouth was so dry she struggled to speak.
“I don’t know who you guys are, but—”



“Andros.” The blond touched his thumb to his chest then inclined his head to the shirtless guy. 


“Vespar.” He gestured to the one without shoes. “Racan.” His smooth baritone caressed and enticed.
“And you’re Megan.”


She wasn’t admitting to anything.

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Author Q&A


1. What is the first book that made you cry?
Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson. In high school, we had to read all the classics and I remember Ramona vividly. What the heroine and hero went through in that book was heart wrenching.

2. How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
The actual writing depends upon the number of chapters as I write a chapter a day, generally 5,000 words. Before I compose one sentence, I do a comprehensive outline, sometimes as long as the finished book. That takes about two weeks. In the outline, I explore and determine who my characters are and where my plot is going, including the ending. That’s important. It’s easier for me to get to the end if I know what it’s going to be.

3. How do you select the names of your characters?
I base their names on what the story entails. For example, in Hard Lust, my three heroes are sexy demons. Given that, I couldn’t name them Ben, Logan, or Jimmy. I went online to find names for satanic beings and also looked at popular names for boys. After choosing a few, I played with those names and finally came up with Andros, Racan, and Vespar. Names that sound unique and somewhat demonic.

4. What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be?
An eagle. Soaring above everything else.

5. What are your top 5 favorite movies?
La La Land – so freaking good
Avatar – I’ve seen it like a million times
Predestination – OMG, that movie was amazing
Gattaca – So sad but also inspiring
Road to Perdition – amazing how one misstep can cause so much havoc

6. If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?
Damn, that’s a horrible thought. I’d probably find some cats and dogs to keep me company.

7. What fictional character would you want to be friends with in real life?
Lisbeth Salander, the heroine in the Millennium Trilogy books.

8. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Read everything you can to learn how it’s done. Then write constantly, daily if you can. There’s no shortcut to learning your craft. Don’t quit. And always remember, reviews are one person’s opinion. They could be wrong.

9. What book do you wish you had written?
The books in the Millennium Trilogy. OMG, they are amazing.

10. What is your favorite genre to read?
  
I enjoy all genres.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Tina’s an Amazon and international bestselling novelist who writes passionate romance for every taste – ‘heat with heart’ – for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. She’s won Readers’ Choice Awards, was named a finalist in the EPIC competition, received a Book of the Year award, The Golden Nib Award, awards of merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competitions, and second place in the NEC RWA contests. She’s featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.


On a less serious note: she’s an admitted and unrepentant chocoholic,
brakes for Mexican restaurants, and has been known to moan like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally
while wolfing down tostadas. She’s flown a single-engine airplane (freaking scary),
rewired an old house using an ‘electricity for dummies’ book, and is horribly shy despite the hot
romances she writes.


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

Tina Donahue will be awarding a $10 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



7 comments:

  1. Did you have to do any research when preparing to write your book?

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  2. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

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