As I mentioned the other day, each Riptide First Wave author will be coming to hang out with me for a bit. With each visit I'll be having a little sit down chat with the author, posting my review if I have one, excerpts and perhaps a guest blog or character interview depending on what's going down that week. Each week will also have it's own ebook giveaway and all comments will also be entered in a end of tour drawing for one of 3 giveaway prizes here at my Place. More info on those on my blog tour page.
Cool, yeah? Yeah. To add to the coolness, all comments throughout the tour are also entered in the end of tour Grand Prize drawing for the Kindle, Nook and iPad.
Bottom line? The more you play, the better your chance of winning waaaay cool goodies.
'K, now, back to today... my very first stop brings the lovely Brita Addams to my Place with her first Riptide short Surprises... *hears a knock at the door*
*gasp* Oh! She's here.. *looks around to make sure the Place is ready and goes to answer the door*
Amara: Hi Brita! Welcome back darlin’. Come in, have a seat, make yourself comfortable. Can I get you anything? Coffee? Tea?
Brita: I see some yummy looking raspberry tea over there and I'd love some before Loki dives into the pitcher. J Sweet boy that he is.
Amara: You bet. *laughs* He will totally do that too, little stinker. *pours a glass and passes* I’m so glad to get a chance to sit and chat with you again; we had so much fun last time.
Brita: We sure did. I giggle every time I think about it.
Amara: *chuckles* Me too. So you have a new series coming out, tell me about it?
Brita: Ooh, I'd love to. I'm writing a series of short erotica pieces for Riptide Publishing, centering on the fulfillment of sexual fantasies at the contemporary Romeo Club. Each five thousand word piece will deal with a client and his particular fantasy.
Amara: Niiiice. I read the first one, with Donnie… *whispers* loved it btw… will he be in each story? Or… how will you be working this exactly?
Brita: Donnie probably won't appear again, but then again, he could pop up again. You liked him?
Amara: I did like him. Vera much. So how many stories do you expect to write for this?
Brita: I have in mind to write fifteen or so pieces (hopefully they will be accepted, but there is no guarantee of that. Each are evaluated on their own),
Amara: 15? Wow. That’s awesome.
*grins* What kind of coffee would your characters order?
Brita: Considering the fact that the stories are pure sex, they most definitely would order espresso and lots of it. J
Amara: So darlink, with all these books of awesome you have, you’ve worked with a few different publishers now… how’s it been working w/Riptide?
Brita: Well, you know that Aleks and I have been friends from the time I signed my very first contract, that would be for Serenity's Dream at Noble Romance.
I was so honored when he beta read my last het romance, The Rogue's Salvation. He even helped me with the title of that one – I finished the writing and still hadn't thought of a title. Because of Aleks, the piece went from 12k to close to 30k and the story was much richer for it.
When he and Rachel asked me to submit to Riptide, I was intrigued by their concept. I learned much from Aleks with Rogue and was honored to be asked. I discussed my idea for a modern day Sapphire Club with Aleks and he liked the idea, so I wrote Romeo Club #1: Surprises and was thrilled when Aleks and Rachel accepted it.
The editing process took me aback, but, Oh, My God, I learned so much from both Aleks and Rachel and look forward to more with Romeo Club #2: Rubbed the Right Way.
Being authors themselves, they understand that the author should be paid fairly for their work and from the covers I've seen, the professionalism of the team and the care they lavish on their authors, I pray they will think my future submissions are worthy of the Riptide logo.
Amara: *smiles* Well, having read one of them, I can’t imagine they wouldn’t just snatch them right up. From an author standpoint, what makes them stand out from the rest?
Brita: The contract is extraordinary. An author receives a fair royalty, which demonstrates the owner's recognition of an author's importance. As I mentioned before, the Riptide team is bent on producing the best product they can, which benefits everyone. The editing is top-notch and not just comma policing. They care about the story and aren't afraid to tell an author to rewrite something if they feel the rewrite will raise the quality of the story.
They also are very frank about the fact that they won't accept a story simply because they've published you before. That is integrity. Keep up the quality or it isn't accepted.
Amara: *nods* High quality is important, and so desperately needed in the genre. So what’s next on the Brita Addams / Ripide agenda? And when can I get my grubby little hands on it? *winks*
Brita: As you know, I have Rubbed the Right Way coming out on December 5, the second Romeo Club installment. I have a third called A Thief's Plea. I'm also working on a Regency historical, which I hope to submit for the Rent Boys submission call.
Amara: Ooooo, Brita, a Regency Rent Boy story sound wonderful! I want that. That gives me grabby hands. *smiles*
Thanks for coming back to chat darlin’. It’s always great to have you come to visit. Can’t wait to see you again for Romeo #2!
Brita: You know I love your place, my sweet. *hands Loki to his Mama*
Amara: *takes Loki and walks Brita out and pats Aaron on the butt as he walks in*
Surprises (Romeo Club #1) by Brita Addams
Blurb: Are you willing to put yourself in our hands?
Smart, successful, handsome, and thoroughly sick of the club scene, Don ventures into a popular upscale dating service. Aroused and intrigued by the boldfaced sexual queries on the Romeo Club’s application, he finds himself embellishing one answer after the next. Don thinks he’s taking control of his fate, but when he’s done, he ends up turning over a lot more than just his questionnaire to the dominant Adonis who runs the service.
In a private back room, beneath the snick of handcuffs, the slide of silk over his eyes, and not one hot mouth but two upon his skin, Don learns just how much more than matchmaking the Romeo Club has to offer a guy who doesn’t mind a few surprises.
Romeo Club #1: Surprises is available for pre-sale http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/surprises-romeo-club-1
Where to find Brita Addams...
Email address: email@example.com
Website URL: http://www.britaaddams.com
Blog URL: http://www.britaaddams.com
Goodreads Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4093476.Brita_Addams
This week’s giveaway…
Brita Addams backlist book of choice: Serenity’s Dream, Lord Decadent’s Obsession, Chocolate, Tea and the Duchess, The Rogue’s Salvation, Love Immortal, Free Me
The fine details...
- This week’s giveaway is for an eBook copy as listed above.
- To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me you’d like to be entered in the giveaway.
- All commenters will also be entered in end of tour giveaway of AP 3 prize packages. Details here.
- All comments will also be entered in the year-end Riptide grand prize giveaway of an ereader; Kindle, Nook or iPad. Each post commented on counts as an entry.
- Please include a valid email address or we won’t know where to contact you.
- Backlist bookgiveaways do NOT include booksreleased in the last 3 months.
- This week's giveaway doesNOT include Riptide releases.
- Winners will be selected at random using Random.org
- If the chosen winners do not respond to my email within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.
- By entering the contest, you are confirming you are at least 18 yrs old.
- eBook giveaways open worldwide.
- Swag giveaways USA only
Coming later this week...
Character interview: Amara sits down w/Aaron from Surprises
Character interview: Amara sits down w/Aaron from Surprises