Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shoshanna Evers - What Keeps Me Turning Pages

My fellow Belle, Shoshanna Evers is here today to tell us what keeps her turning those pages and to share a bit about her newest release from Ellora's Cave, Hollywood Spank. Welcome Shoshanna!

Thanks for having me on your blog, Darah!

So glad to have you, Shoshanna. I've been following you and boy, are you a busy girl!

I’ve been doing a lot of reading this past week, to the point that I’ve barely been writing. I keep buying awesome books and then getting so sucked in that all I want to do at the end of the day is cuddle up with my Kindle!

So it got me thinking – what about the books I love makes them so entertaining? Sure, the writing is usually good, and the characters are intriguing, but the main answer here is conflict. Conflict in a story is what keeps me up at night, turning pages (ahem, pressing buttons) to find out what happens next.

So when I wrote Hollywood Spank, my new erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave, I knew I wanted it to be rife with conflict. I took a movie star and a tabloid reporter—each with a big secret— and gave them the hots for each other. I love torturing my characters :)

LOL I'm sure it's a slow and yummy torture, too. Tell us about your book.


When the studio heads for Mark Cannon’s new action movie discover that their leading man likes to spank his personal assistants, they insist Mark hire a professional submissive who won’t run to the tabloids with his kinky secret. 

Andrea Landley may be a wonderful assistant, but she lied through her teeth about being a BDSM pro to get the job—and now her real career as an undercover tabloid reporter has gotten very interesting.

Andrea is willing to do whatever it takes to get the dirt for her scathing exposé—even if it means learning how to take a spanking from a movie star. She doesn’t realize until it’s too late that Mark Cannon has a lot more in store for her than just a simple spanking.

An Excerpt From:

Copyright © SHOSHANNA EVERS, 2011
All Rights Reserved, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.

Mark stepped quietly into his trailer and placed his script on the little desk. The sight of the slender, beautiful young woman lying on his cot caught him off guard and he swallowed a gasp of surprise. His new personal assistant.

Despite how busy they’d had him in the last couple of hours, Mark had been unable to get Andrea off his mind. He had almost flubbed a line, since his thoughts kept wandering back to his trailer and that amazing ass of hers.

And now, to find her sprawled out on his cot, looking so sweet and…inviting, he could see why she had proved to be so distracting.
His gaze lingered over her long, shapely legs, clad in tight denim jeans, then traveled up her fitted long-sleeve blouse, its deep V-neck revealing just a hint of the swell of her perfect breasts.

He could stare at Andrea like this for hours and never get bored. Mark wanted to pull those tight jeans off her gorgeous legs and ravish her right then and there. His cock thickened at the very thought of having sex with Andrea. Too bad he promised her he wasn’t there to fuck her…and too bad she agreed there would be no fucking.

Andrea crossed her arms over her chest and looked up at him.

“Uncross your arms,” he said. “I want to see your breasts.”

Andrea slowly uncrossed her arms and actually blushed as she did so, even though she was fully dressed.

“You aren’t really experienced as a submissive, are you.” It was a statement, not a question. She had lied. It was obvious now that this was all very new to her.

Andrea gasped and shook her head. “I’m sorry, Sir. I just really, really wanted this job.”

“Enough to let me actually spank you?” he asked, surprised.

“I may have lied about my BDSM experience to get the job, Sir, but I wasn’t lying about my skill as an assistant, and you saw for yourself that…what you did turned me on.”

Mark looked at her thoughtfully. “That’s true. So let me get this straight. You’re a very good assistant and you’re fully willing to explore the idea of me spanking you.”


“Because it turns you on.”

Andrea blushed again. Man, that was cute. “Yes,” she said softly.

“So even though I said no sex before, if all this really turns you on, are you willing to get a little sexual?” He sat on the edge of the cot next to her and held her chin in his hand, forcing her to meet his eyes.

“I just met you, Sir, and I don’t usually have sex with men I just met,” she said. “I mean, I never do. So, can we get a little sexual without actually having sex, for right now?”

Mark grinned. “Absolutely.”

“So I can stay?”

“Say, ‘Sir, may I stay?’” Mark said.

Andrea didn’t hesitate. “Sir, may I stay?”

“Yeah, you can stay. But I want you over my knee right now for lying to me.”

“Thank you, Sir. For the job, I mean,” Andrea said as she nervously draped herself over his lap.

He locked his legs around hers to keep her from escaping her punishment and raised his hand, relishing that moment right before he brought it down on her ass. “Say thank you for the spanking too.”

“Thank you, Sir.”

“My pleasure,” Mark said. “And hopefully, it will be your pleasure as well.”

Yummmm, sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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Desiree Holt said...

Great excerpt and great story.

Shoshanna Evers said...

Thanks Desiree!

Shoshanna Evers said...

And thanks for having me on your blog today Darah!

Anonymous said...

Great interview and fantastic excerpt!

Shoshanna Evers said...

*runs after Anonymous* Wait! Come back! tell me your naaaaaaaame.... LOL thanks :)

Anonymous said...

You did a great job making me turn the pages! Loved this novel! Congrats on your new release.

Shoshanna Evers said...

Thanks so much Heather! I'm glad you liked it!