Eliza Gayle Interview Intro
Hello Book Monsters and Literal Addicts! Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very pleased to welcome Eliza Gayle to our sites today.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude (which her husband translated into something very naughty) from Park University with a dual degree in Human Resource Management and Sociology. That education, a love of the metaphysical and a dirty mind comes in handy when she sits down to create new characters and worlds. The trick is getting her to sit still.
…Join her in her world. The door is always open and the next red hot adventure is just a page away.
Random Tid Bits about Eliza
· Hulu is her addiction.
· Has an irrational fear of snakes.
· Las Vegas is one of her favorite places to go.
· Sparkly flip flops are her thing, no flats please.
· She had two nicknames in the Marine Corps. “Annie Oakley” and “Fritz”
· Doesn’t like wine, only Tequila or Vodka.
· Loves 80s music especially AC/DC.
· Is a gadget girl.
· Chocolate is her obsession.
· Needs to be near the water.
· Faeries and Dragons fill her office.
· She is obsessed with buying corsets.
· Reads tarot for inspiration.
· She misses her little red convertible.
· Favorite color is purple.
· Is a Virgo, but will neither confirm nor deny if she possesses the obsessive traits of a typical Virgo.
Eliza is the creator of many fantasy, contemporary and paranormal romance (PNR) novels that give us a little of everything. Her BLACK COUGARS and PENTACLES OF MAGICK series is paranormal romance at its best with shifters and witches. The PURGATORY and PLEASURE PLAYGROUND series are both contemporary BDSM. Eliza also has a numerous amount of standalone novels which feature all of the above plus some steamy ménage. She has something for everyone so make sure to check out her entire backlist HERE.
Now we'll give you a rundown of a few of the series and her newest releases…
BLACK COUGAR series:
Book 1 - Lucas
Book 2 - Kane
Book 3 - Malcolm
BLACK COUGARS, Book 1
An uneasy alliance, a mating call that won’t be denied, rituals that must be honored, and unrelenting enemies who will stop at nothing to get what they want. It all comes together in the first of Eliza Gayle’s sensational Black Cougar Series. Passion and Pride. Duty and Danger. In the end, there’s really only one choice…for Lucas.
BLACK COUGARS, Book 3
Cheyenne’s been hired to track and retrieve Malcolm at any cost. Her only plan is to get in, get out and keep her sanity intact. In that order. But she’s been warned…If he catches her, he will stake his claim whether she is willing or not.
Deceit and lies bring them together. Murder puts them on the run. Their enemies are closing in and there’s only one, irreversible way out. Some choices can never be forgiven and one man’s anger can destroy it all…Malcolm.
Books 1 - 4 in BOUND BY MAGICK
Four male witches. Two Sets of twins. Born with a dark curse. Unlimited power bequeathed to the four when used together. A seductive power that over time will destroy their souls. To fight the prophecy they are forced to live separately to save themselves.
Cash Scott has drifted for years, abusing his magick and playing the bad boy. Now as his time as a free witch is coming to an end, he plans a last ditch effort to save his brothers. What he finds instead is himself on a collision course with Selene, a hot little firestarter with a death wish, unable to control her power or escape her past. The perfect woman.
As a demon hunter, Noah has seen and done it all…until his twin sends him to rescue a woman he wanted to forget. Now they must face the past and their future in a race to save his family, while fighting a sexual desire threatening to destroy them both.
Book 1 - Roped
Book 2 - Displayed
Book 3 - Whipped
Book 4 - Burned
PURGATORY, Book 1
Now the two hunky men have decided to make their move. But is plus-sized Katie ready to turn her fantasies into reality?
**This title was previously published as Rope Dreams
PURGATORY, Book 4
Zane made sure he was on the performance roster at Purgatory for charity night because Ruby would be on duty. He’s respected her wishes to stay away as long as he could, but tonight while his fire burns bright he’ll take possession of the willful beauty who has captured his heart.
**This story was previously published as Fire and Desire and has been revised and re-edited for re-release.
NEWEST & UPCOMING RELEASES
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Caleb Barrett, a vampire on a mission, pursues Abby while on the hunt for a homicidal vampire. Instead he’s captured by a silken voice and haunting eyes that stir an insatiable hunger. An instant connection is forged and Caleb marks her as his own with no intention of letting her go. When she runs from him all bets are off and this dead sexy cowboy will do whatever it takes to find out what secrets her mind harbors before it’s too late. Rules or no rules.
Suddenly being careful what you wish for is more than just another cliché, it’s life or death.
This books contains one sexy as sin, motorcycle riding, black leather wearing vampire with a two track mind. Sex and blood.
Please note: This book was previously published as Awaken and has been revised and re-edited for re-release.
Resistance may be possible, but who are they kidding?
Tired of being smothered by her five brothers and the pressure to mate, Daisy wanted nothing more than a week alone in the middle of freaking no where. The last thing she needed was a run in with two sexy as sin—and totally off limits—cougar shifters. Unfortunately, she’s not the kind of woman to leave them out in the cold.
Faced with the misery of unmet sexual desire or hot, no strings attached sex with two men… What’s a girl to do?
**Frost Bitten is an All Romance exclusive in their Perfect Strangers series. The eBook is available in all formats including Kindle (mobi) and Nook (epub)!**
WOW! They sound amazing don't they?! And that's not even half of Eliza's books! Now, let's get to the interview so we can find out more about Eliza and what she has coming up next……
Eliza Gayle Interview
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: Hi Eliza! Welcome to Book Monster and LITERAL ADDICTION! We’re very excited to have you with us today! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to drop by and spend some time with us!
Eliza: Oh goodness thank you so much for having me, it is my pleasure.
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: We like to start out getting to know our guest authors a little bit better?
Q1): Can you tell us 3 little known things about yourself that we can't find out easily on the internet, in your bio, etc?
Eliza: Hmm. Let’s see. I lived one summer with a Carnival in a foreign country, I’m an expert marksman, and have a tiny obsession with things that glitter.
3) How long did it take to get your first book published?
Eliza: I wrote my first book in the spring and summer of 2006 and promptly hid that away.(That first book actually ended up being my 15th published and was the first in my Black Cougar series) I then wrote my second story in the fall of 2006 and started submitting it right away. From submission to acceptance of that first story I think was about 4 months. (I was really really lucky.)
5) If you could list 3 things that never fail to make you smile, what would they be?
Eliza: My kids. Teenagers are pretty funny. Pictures of big kitties. Can’t get enough of them. Damn You Auto Correct. Actually reading those usually make me laugh until I cry and are guaranteed to turn a bad mood around.
7) If you were to write an auto-biography, what do you think it’d be called?
Eliza: I’ve actually thought of this many times. My Marine Corps years would be uhm… quite interesting. I’d call it “The Fewest of the Few”
11) Out of all the books that you’ve written, do you have a favorite amongst them; maybe one that has special sentimental value to you, etc?
13) Can you please tell us a little about the BLACK COUGAR series? Do you plan to write any more books for this series?
Eliza: The Black Cougar series was inspired by a Native American legend that said black cougars (which supposedly don’t really exist) represent death. From there I created a trilogy of three alpha male shifters responsible for the safety of their clan, including the deaths, and what happens when they face the challenge of their lives—mating.
It really was supposed to end at three books but as I mentioned, I love a good series and the 3rd book does include a couple of avenues for future books. One of them is Bad Kitty, my current work in progress. Readers will find out what happens to the villain’s not so lily white daughter when she’s exiled from the clan.
14) Can you please tell us more about the PENTACLES OF MAGICK series? Do you have anything else planned for this series?
Eliza: I have a real soft spot for witches. Love writing them. The Pentacles of Magick series is the unfolding story of four alpha male witches (yes, they really are not warlocks. There is a difference) who are bound by magick and a dark curse destined to destroy their souls. When the women they’ve been taught to fear enters their lives, the brothers are forced to face the truth of their past. It was a fun quest to write and as it stands now the 4 book series is complete.
15) How about your PLEASURE PLAYGROUND series? Can you tell us a little about this series and what you have planned for it?
Eliza: I loved the idea of the Pleasure Playground when I came up with it. It is the kind of place I wish I could go to but as far as I know it doesn’t exist. I wrote Midnight Playground with the intention of it being a stand alone but the heroine owned this big old building that needed to be restored. That got me thinking that it would be fun to have a place that combined business, shopping, restaurants and living spaces that catered to the alternative crowd. So I turned it into a series and each book will reveal one new facet of the Playground as it’s being restored. So far we have an erotic photo studio/art gallery with a unique dark room for sensation play. We also have a BDSM jewelry store about to open and a rooftop restaurant in progress that will include some unique outdoor play experiences. The hero from the second book, Power Play, is our restoration contractor and he’s got some great ideas to expand this space into the ultimate kinky haven. I’ve clearly got some writing to do.
16) Lastly (but certainly not least), can you please tell us some more about the PURGATORY series? How many books in store for this one and what can we look forward to?
Eliza: The Purgatory series is a series of short stories that all take place in some part at The Purgatory BDSM club and each focus on a different fetish. So far there has been bondage, exhibitionism, flogging, and fire play. I have ideas for many more and how far I go will depend on readers and if they want me to continue. I think wax sounds like a fun way to go next. ;) This series was inspired by a local to me goth/fetish show that was discontinued a few years ago and then recently brought back. Last year I received a fetish community award at a local convention for this series.
Bad Kitty is my next shifter book and is in progress. I’ve also got a new witch book that is partially written that I am anxious to finish.
Beyond that I’ll be writing those series books. I’ve pretty much got the next few years planned with hopefully a few surprises thrown in here and there.
18) If you could spend the day with one of the characters from any of the books you’ve written, who would you want it to be, why, and what would you want to do?
Eliza: I think I’d like to hang out with Nissa from Slave to Pleasure. I have a healthy obsession with all things fae and I think it would be fun to spend a day in her world. I’ve always wanted to learn how to use a sword. ;)
18) What have you always wanted to be asked in an interview but have never been asked? How would you answer that question?
Eliza: I honestly can’t think of any burning unasked questions.
20) Is there anything specific you would like to say to your readers while we have you here today?
Eliza: I can never say thank you too much to the readers who have supported me in this amazing venture. Without them I wouldn’t have the options to continue writing more and more indepth stories as my job. J
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: Eliza, Thank you again for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer our questions today! We would love to have you back on BMR/LA again in the future. J
Eliza: Thank you so much for having me! It’s been a fun experience and I can’t wait to do it again.
To keep up with Eliza and her upcoming releases check out her Website or you can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.
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