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Friday, 29 March 2013

A very happy Easter to you all!

What you all doing for the Easter holidays?
Whatever it is, we at MakeYourDayBookClub hope you have wonderful weekend.

We certainly will, as we're gonna be holed up with Easter eggs aplenty, gallons of coffee or maybe wine! and Tina Folsom's Oliver's Hunger,  the latest installment of the super hot and sexy Scanguards Vampires Series released this Sunday!!!

This is who Tina pictured when she was writing about Amaury in Amuary's Hellion  but with longer hair!
                         Cheyenne Jackson

What do you think? Hot??

Who do you see as your favourite sexy Scanguard vampire?
 If it was up to Simone, Ian Somerhalder would be the face of every one of them!!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Interview with a Vampire...Author

We, at MakeMyDayBooks, love a good hot, sexy read with equally hot, hunky alpha males who know how to treat a lady. And in the sexy Scanguards Vampires Series by Tina Folsom we have that and much more, check out our reviews on our Scanguards page on the right ---------------->
Like most of our Twitter friends we are huge fans of these sexy vampires and we've been waiting patiently (not!) to sink our teeth into the 7th book in the series…Oliver’s Hunger. So we thought we’d have a little chat with Tina, ahead of it’s release March 31, to find out her inspiration behind the awesome series.

Newly turned vampire and Scanguards bodyguard Oliver has trouble controlling his thirst for blood. Every night is a struggle against temptation, but when Asian beauty Ursula literally falls into his arms, he fears he will lose the battle over his inner demons and succumb to bloodlust.
Enslaved by vampires for her special blood, Ursula has just escaped her captors. She’s rescued by a handsome stranger, only to realize that he’s a vampire. He claims he wants to help her, but can she trust a vampire who’s not only lusting after her body, but also her blood?
Her promise to rescue her fellow blood whores compels her to join forces with Oliver and his colleagues at Scanguards. Will her choice lead to her salvation or her downfall?

Available for pre order now.

First things first, what or who inspired you to write the Scanguards Vampires Series?
Actually, I had the idea when I saw Tony Soprano (The Sopranos) go to the shrink. I figured if a mob boss could see a shrink, so could a vampire…that’s how the idea for my first Scanguards book was born. I had to give Samson (Samson’s Lovely Mortal) something interesting to do though, so I decided to make him the owner of a security/bodyguard company. I liked the idea of this contrast between saving human lives and being a vampire.
Who do you see playing the characters of your HOT Scanguards men?
Pretty much any tall, dark and handsome actor!
For Amaury (Amaury’s Hellion), I once saw an actor, Cheyenne Jackson, in a film. He had the most brilliant blue eyes I’d ever seen and his eyes were exactly how I imagined Amaury’s to be. Although, he did have short hair, but that’s not a problem, they can just make him a nice long mane!
There are lots of choices for the rest of the characters, I’m sure, but I so rarely go to the movies so I’m not as familiar with the latest hot actors!
Will there be any more books after Oliver’s Hunger?
Yes, absolutely!! I’m hoping to write Thomas and Eddie’s story. Cain will also get his book and then there are still other characters, Blake and Wesley for instance, and who knows…I might just bring other minor characters, from previous books, back.
Would you consider writing a spin off series of Scanguards?
There’s always the potential, particularly since Scanguards has offices in other cities too, but for now there are still plenty of characters I want to explore in this series.
At what age did you begin writing?
I was thirteen when I penned my first little mystery. But I stopped and didn't get back to writing for over twenty years.
And lastly, a question we always ask… who are your favourite authors?
I have too many to mention here: Lara Adrian and Kresley Cole for sure, many historical authors and also some indie authors, like Grace Callaway.
We’d like to thank Tina for taking time out of her very busy schedule to answer our questions, now we have a face to put to one of the Scanguards men, and what a hottie he is too, but who do YOU see as our hot vampires?

You can contact Tina
Scanguards Vampires by Tina Folsom - Book

Saturday, 16 March 2013

No Ordinary Author

With the UK release of No Ordinary Love Story -the sequel to The Diary of a Submissive- due the end of  this month, we decided now was the perfect time to ask the author of the number one best-seller, Sophie Morgan, a few probing questions and she didn't disappoint us!

The Blurb 

Sophie Morgan bares all in her controversial sequel to Diary of a Submissive, No Ordinary Love Story.
Sophie Morgan is a submissive. An ordinary, successful young woman who, in private, surrenders her body and mind to a dominant man. Some of these relationships have been loving, others casual, one just cruel. But what happens when she meets the dominant man of her dreams? When they move in together? When life, love and play collide?
In Adam, Sophie has found a man to respect and cherish her, as well as a lover who'll take her to the very limits of pain and pleasure. But how do you decide whose cooking dinner when later one of you will be whipping the other?Can you be curled up together watching TV one night and the next indulging in a serious punishment session?
In this follow-up to the number-one bestseller, The Diary of a Submissive, Sophie tells us what she did next, how she struggled to combine an ordinary relationship with her sexual needs. It's a controversial, honest and erotic story of trying to find her kinkily romantic happy-ever-after. No Ordinary Love Story is Sophie Morgan's real-life Fifty Shades of Grey.

The Interview

Where and who, was your first encounter as a submissive and how old were you? How did you feel afterwards?
My first proper (or possibly improper) encounter was with a guy I dated casually at university, I was 19 or so. He spanked me with my hair brush and it was wonderful - surprising and oddly euphoric at the moment my brain went from "ow, this really hurts, more more than I expected it would" to "oooooooh that's really lovely" as the endorphin rush kicked in. I'd known D/s was something I liked the idea of from a lot younger (even going back to age ten or so I knew I was fascinated by people being tied up and held captive in books or on TV) but it wasn't a sexual thing until then.

What was the most extreme reaction, positive and negative, you've had from someone when you told them you were a submissive?
Most extreme positive reaction was being asked to write a book about it all (I really didn't expect THAT!). Most negative was someone I toyed with dating and was at that flirty "chatting to and about sex" stage - I mentioned I had slept with women and enjoyed D/s in the bedroom and his reaction bordered on disgust on both fronts. That was proof, if it felt like any were needed, that we were very ill suited!

What is your advice to someone wanting to try a submissive role?
Have a good chat with the person who is going to dominate you beforehand. If you're too embarrassed to do it in person do it by text or email. But make sure both you and they know what is on and off limits. Sort out a safeword and take things slowly. Trust me, if you're experimenting and it turns out this is something you DO like, you won't want to rush any of the discoveries. And whether it's for you or not, taking your time when doing something intense is definitely a good thing.

As a professional working woman and best-selling author what are you're favourite pastimes? 
I watch way too much TV. I don't have time to watch week by week, so I tend to buy a box set then devour it. I've just watched thirteen episodes of House of Cards in three nights (brilliant stuff!). Otherwise I love board games and comics and cooking. I find baking very therapeutic and at the moment am going through a phase of trying to bake different types of bread with varying degrees of success.

What type of books do you like to read and who is your favourite author?
I read lots of different things - I have a Kindle and Kindle software on my iPhone and iPad so I can pick up where I left off whenever I get a few spare minutes. I enjoy biographies, pop culture/sociology books, chick lit and smut.
Favourite authors (never trust anyone who can pin it down to one!) depending on my mood include Tamar Cohen, Tiffany Reisz, Sophie Kinsella and Jojo Moyes.

Can you tell us about any new projects you're working on?
The sequel to Diary of a Submissive, No Ordinary Love Story, is out in the UK on March 28. It follows on pretty much from the end of book one and is - in my opinion, at least - both ruder and more romantic than book one. I'm doing a fair amount promoting that at the moment, but otherwise I'm continuing my day job and pondering ideas for a third book. 

If you could invite anyone to dinner, past or present, who would it be?
John Lennon, and I'd invite my mum round for it too, she'd be very happy, as missing seeing The Beatles play live was one of the most disappointments of her teenage years. 

What is your one indulgence?
Ha, I don't have one indulgence, I have many!

Name 3 things nobody knows about you.
I don't know if there are many things people don't know about me - my life is mostly (literally) an open book!
But...I'm afraid of heights, my longest-held ambition is to do a lap round the Top Gear track and I have been known to lock my iPhone in a cupboard because of my Zookeeper addiction. 

We have no doubt Sophie has another best seller on her hands. If you haven't pre-ordered your copy yet, do it now...we have!! Ordinary Love Story

Friday, 8 March 2013

Lost In You Cover Reveal & Giveaway

We are so very, VERY happy to have the book cover of Heidi McLaughlin's new stand alone novel Lost In You  for you. EEEEEEK! 
Heidi has also very kindly decided to do a $15 Amazon gift card giveaway, details of which are at the bottom of the page.

Coming May 1st
Cover by Sarah Hansen ~

Lost in You

Ryan Stone is a less than average teenager. He doesn’t have fancy clothes. He doesn’t carry around the latest smartphone and he definitely doesn’t have an MP3 player. Instead, he goes to school, does his chores and dreams of a new life away from Brookfield where he’s expected to follow in his blue collar family’s footsteps. 

Hadley Carter is America’s Pop Princess. A successful recording artist living her dream with a sold-out tour and a handful of Grammy’s there isn’t much that she wants for, except love. But finding love on the road is near impossible when all she longs for are romantic dinners, a nighttime stroll on the beach and holding hands with someone who isn’t going to exploit her. 

When a chance encounter introduces Ryan to Hadley, will he be like her adoring fans looking for a way in, or will it be Hadley who pursues Ryan even though it might cost her the only career she's ever known.

Lost in You is a story about following your dreams, taking risks and getting lost in love. 

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About Heidi:

Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.

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Friday, 1 March 2013

You Asked Heidi...

A few weeks ago we asked our followers (yes, you lovely people) to send us your questions for the author of the awesome Forever My Girl  Heidi McLaughlin and you didn't let us down. We had a good response to our request and have spent the time going through them. Unfortunately we couldn't use them all, as there were so many, so we chose the questions most of you seemed to be asking. Thank you all and a huge thank you to Heidi for taking time out of her busy schedule to answer them xx

How did you come up with the idea of Forever My Girl?
I saw a picture and had this thought of a man trying to win back the love of his life.

Do you have any one in mind when writing your male leads and if so, can you tell us who?
I do. I “cast” each of my characters before writing them. It helps when I have to picture what they look like or what they’re doing. Or even if they were to cut their hair or if it’s a guy, no shave for a week. For Liam, I used Stephen Amell and for Ryan, who you'll meet in Lost In You,  Colton Hayes.

Can you tell us anything about the new project you're working on?
I just finished a stand alone called Lost in You. It’s a new adult/contemp/coming of age novel. I’m hoping to have it out this spring and will be releasing the book cover in the next few days.

Where do you get your inspiration from for your books?
Inspiration usually comes from images or music, real life events and sometimes news. I like to take situations and see what I can do with them in my head.

What was the first book you read?
Um… Dr. Seuss? I don’t really know. My grandma was huge on books so we were always reading.

Have you a favourite book that you keep going back to?
Not really to read, but I do have a set of books that I go to for reference. I want to make sure that if I have a similar scene that I’m making it different and unique to me.

If we looked on your bookcase which authors would we find?
The question is who wouldn't you find. Kimberly Derting, Dan Wells, Jillian Dodd, Abbi Glines, Kiki Hamilton, Lauren Oliver Courtney Summers, Jenny Han, Jessi Kirby – I have just about everything. 

Which do you prefer, books or kindle?
Both, actually. I’ll read a book before going to bed and pick up my kindle and read for an hour or so in bed. It’s the best of both worlds for me.

Apart from books what do you and your beta reader, Yvette, have in common?
Music, movies, life. We are genuinely best friends.

We all have at least one guilty pleasure, what is yours?
Hmm… tough one. I guess I’d have to say cake or cookies, anything sweet, really.
and now for the main question everyone wants to know...

When will book two of The Beaumont series be out?
My Unexpected Forever  will be out… sorry, I wish I could tell you, but I can’t. I will say it will be out this summer so that means by September 22nd, which just so happens to be the first day of fall.

All we can say is...hurry up September!!! But in the meantime we have Lost In You  to look forward too.

For all things Forever My Girl and Team Beaumont  check out Heidi's merchandise store, you can find the link on our review page - Forever, Liam Page.

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