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About Tina Donahue
Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award-winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.
Also by Tina Donahue:
Adored - erotic contemporary
Deep, Dark, Delicious - erotic contemporary
Lush Velvet Nights - erotic contemporary
In His Arms - erotic contemporary
Sensual Stranger - erotic contemporary
The Yearning - erotic paranormal
Take Me Away - erotic contemporary
Unending Desire - Book One, Outlawed Realm - erotic paranormal
SiNN - erotic contemporary - menage
Sinfully Wicked - erotic contemporary - menage
Illicit Desire - Book Two, Outlawed Realm, erotic paranormal
Claiming Magique - Book One, Appointment with Pleasure - erotic contemporary
Losing Control - Book Two, Appointment with Pleasure - erotic contemporary
Come Fill Me - Book One, The Prophecy - erotic paranormal
A note from Tina...
Shameless Desire, Book Three, Outlawed Realm (erotic paranormal) will be available from Samhain April 28. Available for pre-order now: http://store.samhainpublishing.com/shameless-desire-p-7360.html
An Interview with Tina Donahue
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Tina, thank you for talking to us at TRS BLUE. Your featured book is Losing Control and is part of Appointment with Pleasure series. What can you tell us first about the series?
TD: My Appointment with Pleasure series is about women who know what they want, and the men who’ll risk everything to have them. At the agency, pleasure is the first order of business for the elite clients and their high-priced escorts. There are no restrictions on carnal appetites, and only one rule. Evenings filled with wicked fantasies and sensual delights where nothing, especially shameless desire, is off limits.
Love is also on the menu with its delicious complications and wonderful resolutions.
HH: How does Claiming Magique kick off the series?
TD: Claiming Magique introduces the reader to the agency -- it has no name, it’s strictly word of mouth for the power brokers in Washington, DC -- men and woman who have it all. In Claiming Magique we meet Hunt. He’s a lobbyist and a helluva hunk. On one special and sensuous night, he meets Alexa who goes by the name Magique. She’s a high-priced call girl who isn’t looking for love. She knows how intimacy can wound. Hunt has never met a woman quite like her. She unleashes a hunger so deep within him, Hunt wants her for her own, and he’s not about to give up. At last, Alexa has met her match... a man who proves that with trust and true surrender, she’ll find unparalleled rapture.
HH: How does Losing Control continue it?
TD: Losing Control is Catherine and Tim’s story. Catherine is an agency call girl and Alexa’s friend. Tim, who was introduced in Claiming Magique, is Hunt’s friend. For a variety of reasons, Alexa warns Catherine to stay away from Tim -- he’s off-limits to her. However, rules are made to be broken, aren’t they? When Tim meets Catherine at a District party, he doesn’t know she works for the agency, and she’s not about to tell him. He’s the one man she’s hungered for and can’t resist. They fall hard and fast, all while Alexa cautions Catherine that she’ll have to tell Tim the truth someday. When that time comes, Tim’s shaken by Catherine lies and needs to prove the depth of her desire and yearning once and for all. For him, their erotic adventure has only begun...
HH: What do you like best about Catherine and why will readers by cheering for her?
TD: Catherine’s a strong woman, incredibly honorable with a great capacity to love. She’s had a hard life, born into poverty, abandoned by her mother. Her agency fees have allowed her to graduate from Georgetown and to pursue a Master’s Degree in Sociology. Although she’s not ashamed of what she does for a living, she’s reluctant to tell Tim because she aches for him to know the real Catherine, not the call girl she plays. She doesn’t want their relationship to be about money or simply sex. She craves passion. A connection. Intimacy. The feeling that she’s not alone anymore. That Tim cherishes and protects her. Heady stuff for a young woman who’s never experienced it.
HH: What do you like best about Tim and why will readers love him?
TD: From old wealth, well-connected and incredibly hot, Tim seems to have it all. However, like Catherine, he’s been battered by the past. A woman he once loved betrayed him badly. After that, he decided commitment wasn’t for him. He’s out to have nothing more than a good time. At least, until he meets Catherine. She nourishes a hunger he’s had for a woman to see beyond his money and pedigree to the man he really is. Imperfect, as we all are. Longing for a deep, impassioned love. Someone to care.
HH: Tell us about the books to come in this series.
TD: I’m working on Book Three right now. Illicit Intent will be a ménage between Guy and Joel, two of the agency’s hottest escorts, and Piper, the daughter of an Assistant Chief in the District’s Metro Police. If that isn’t complicated enough, Piper works in communications with the FBI. That should make her, Guy and Joel uneasy bedfellows, but there’s no telling what will happen when you mix lust with romance and love.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
TD: Shameless Desire, Book Two in my Outlawed Realm series for Samhain, releases April 23. It’s an erotic paranormal and scorching HOT. J Here’s the blurb:
Passion without limit. Carnal hunger that knows no bounds.
Outlawed Realm, Book 3
Within Earth’s five dimensions, nothing is as it seems...and desire is never far away.
In E4’s jungle, Kuma’s the Alpha werewolf, bent on revenge against the hated guards. Swept with them from that dimension to E1, he prowls Seattle at night, stopping the thugs from abducting women for use as sex slaves in E4’s Pleasure Palace.
On her way home from her nursing job, Gwen senses danger in the night’s shadows. A stranger attacks. Clinging to consciousness, she watches the impossible, a wolf fighting him off...protecting her. She wakes in her own bed, convinced it must have been a dream until she sees Kuma in human form. Virile, intense. A man like no other.
Within his powerful embrace, Gwen experiences rapture she didn’t believe existed. His unrestrained lust and burning need ends her loneliness, though not the menace they face. The guards are a constant threat in their hunt for women and their determination to see Kuma dead. Together, he and Gwen must fight -- for his life, her freedom, their future.
Warning: Out-of-this-world sex and a romance to die for. Features a hunk whose inner beast won’t be tamed, and the woman who craves his most shameless desire.
And, on June 25, Deep Within Me, Book Two in The Prophecy series, releases from Samhain. Deep Within Me is also an erotic paranormal. It continues the story of Zeke and Liz, who are from rival clans in present-day New Mexico. Zeke has the power of prophecy. Liz has the power to heal and to reanimate the dead. Here’s the blurb for it:
Unrestrained desire...and danger without end.
The Prophecy, Book 2
In the relentless war between their clans, they’ll risk all for their forbidden love.
With Zeke Neekoma, Liz found shameless passion. She indulged in her most wanton needs, drowning in his male heat and exquisite strength. A traitorous act. Zeke is her clan’s most hated enemy, a seer whose prophecies they wish to exploit. Enraged by her betrayal, the leader of her clan murdered Liz.
Reanimated by her father -- her clan’s most powerful healer -- she’s determined to fight on Zeke’s side, using her healing gift to help his people. Liz aches for a future with Zeke, to always know the ecstasy of his touch, the thrill of his body imprisoning and pleasuring her.
Zeke desires the same. However, the reanimation changed something within her. Now when Liz heals, she grows weak. Fearful he may lose her forever, Zeke forbids Liz to use her gift.
There’s no other choice. Her clan’s leader launches his next assault, a merciless plan that will test Zeke’s humanity, risk Liz’s life and threaten their timeless bond.
Warning: Features a determined hunk and a babe who won’t be tamed, loads of lusty sex, a ton of unrelenting peril, and love that knows no limit. In other words, a romance hot enough to vaporize steel.
HH: What do you enjoy most about being a writer?
TD: Being someone else. Taking on my characters’ personas and losing myself in romance, danger, passion. Wow.
HH: Where can readers find you online?
TD: Website: http://www.tinadonahue.com/
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/author/tinadonahue
Sweet ‘n Sexy Divas blogspot: http://sweetnsexydivas.blogspot.com/
Romance Books 4 Us blogspot: http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/
HH: What are you most excited about in 2013?
TD: The release of my two erotic paranormals with Samhain and the continuation of my Appointment with Pleasure series with Ellora’s Cave. Add to that all the new plots, characters and hot romances I’ll be coming up with during the rest of the year, I’m very busy but happy. =)
HH: Thank you!
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