Sienna Jensen had no plans to return home when she graduated college last spring—after all, her dreams lie in California. But when she discovers her grandmother’s Nashville home has been foreclosed, and the new owner has started the eviction process, Sienna has no other choice but go back to Music City. And she comes face to face with the flawed, gorgeous man she never thought she’d see again. The man who now holds the deed to her grandma’s estate.
When millionaire rock star Lucas Wolfe finds the outspoken redhead glaring at him from across a courtroom, he’s both infuriated and intrigued. He still can’t get the night Sienna almost spent with him out of his mind, and the chemistry between them is as undeniable as it was two years ago. He craves Sienna more than ever. And just like everything Lucas hungers for, he’s determined to have her.
Now, Lucas will do whatever it takes to lure Sienna into his bed, even if that means making a deal with her: ten days with him, playing by his rules, and he’ll hand over the deed to her grandmother’s home. Though she agrees to the arrangement, Sienna is conflicted. Because of her duty to her family. Because of promises she’s made to herself and a past that still haunts her. And as Lucas’s game of seduction continues, and Sienna is introduced to his dark, erotic world and even darker background, she realizes that at any moment, she could be devoured.
*This novel contains adult situations and content*
Where were you born and where do you call home?
I was born and raised in a small town in Virginia, which is where I still call home! We have three traffic lights and people bring their guitars to breakfast at Hardees in the morning. I’m not even kidding, either. J
What or who inspired you to write? And how long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing for fun since middle school when I wrote this long story about a pop star with my BFF. I started writing again a few years ago and haven’t stopped since. Creating new people and new worlds is a wonderful escape for me, and I love it.
What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 30 or less words, what would you say?
My book is called DEVOURED. A rock star lures the woman who turned him down two years ago into his bed by using the promise of winning back her grandmother’s foreclosed home as bait.
Which character speaks the loudest, to you? Do any of them clamour to be heard over the others?
Kylie. She’s a supporting character but she’s feisty as hell, and she’s just dying to tell her own story.
Do you have a specific writing style?
My writing style is definitely chaotic! I carry around a notebook or a laptop everywhere and write whenever the words come to me. I’ve been known to pull out my notebook in the middle of Walmart and start writing.
How did you come up with the title?
DEVOURED is inspired by the Little Red Riding Hood fairy-tale, so I knew the title was going to be either Devoured or Consumed. I talked to my BFF about it, and we decided Devoured was the best title for the first book.
Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?
I’m currently working on a book called TIDAL which is not related to Devoured and is a standalone novel. It’s a new adult and it’s due to be released on 12/7/2012!
Who designed the cover of your book?
I designed it using a stock photo and Photoshop! J
Where do you see yourself in five (5) years?
Hopefully still publishing books. Writing is something that I love to do, so as long as readers continue to read my books, I’ll keep publishing them!
Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?
Suzanne Collins. I’ve read The Hunger Games trilogy about a million times and it never gets old.
Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?
Hardcover. I love buying a book the day it’s released in print so I can add it to my bookshelf. I buy a lot of ebooks too, but I’ll always be a big fan of physical copies!
Are you a self published (Indie) Author or big trad published?
Self-published and I love it so much!
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
I’m definitely planning to write more books similar to Devoured, but I’m also currently working on a new adult book and a paranormal novel. I guess you could say I’m a bit of a genre hopper!
How do you market/promote your books?
Goodreads, Facebook, and blogging. I love connecting to readers and other authors.
Have you ever suffered from a "writer’s block"? What did you do to get past the "block"?
I suffer from “writer’s block” all the time. I’ve found that opening up a Word document and starting something brand spanking new does the trick every time.
What was your favourite chapter (or part) to write and why?
In DEVOURED, Chapter 12 was my favorite chapter. There’s a scene between Sienna and Lucas, my main characters, that occurs in a piano room. I grinned a lot while writing it.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
When I want to relax, I power down every computer in the house, climb into my bed, and READ. Reading will always be the ultimate relaxation method for me!
Have you ever read a book more than once?
I’m guilty of reading quite a few books more than once. Or five times, even. I’ve re-read both The Hunger Games trilogy and the Twilight saga more times than I can count.
Me too Never be ashamed of loving book! Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version?
So far, there hasn’t been. There are several movie adaptations that I absolutely LOVE (The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), but never more than the book.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
The most important piece of advice I can give another writer is to write the book you want to tell. Write the book that’s true to your characters.
What is the best advice that you have ever been given when it comes to writing?
Don’t fear rejection! Whether you’re querying agents or publishers or self-publishing, rejection is an inevitable part of publishing.
Cats or dogs?
Dogs! Every other week I say that I want a dog, and then one of my kids starts screaming and I say “Oh, wait . . .”
White wine or red?
Red. I have a slight addiction to it. 😉
Coffee or tea?
Coffee! Yet another addiction.
What are 4 things you never leave home without?
Cell phone, a good book, lipstick, a pen and notebook (for those shiny ideas I get in the middle of Walmart!)
Laptop or desktop for writing?
Laptop for writing, desktop for editing. My desktop has this JUMBO screen that’s perfect for catching errors.
If you were deserted on an island, who are 3 famous people you would want with you?
Chris Hemsworth (to swoon over), Suzanne Collins (to write beautiful books in the, um . . . sand), and Adele (because her voice gives me the chills).
One of your favourite quotes –
“I would always rather be happy than dignified.” -From Jane Eyre
List 3 of your all time favourite books?
The Hunger Games, Jane Eyre, Stardust
List 3 of your all time favourite movies?
Stardust, Scarlett (I think I’m the only one ever who loves that movie), Kill Bill
An actor you have a crush on –
Chris Hemsworth. One word: THOR!
What is a movie or TV show that you watched recently and really enjoyed?
Dollhouse. I found it on Netflix and fell in love with it. I’m really disappointed it was cancelled!
Me too! I watched it when it was on and loved it. Thank you, Emily, for stopping by and sharing about yourself and your wonderful new book.
He doesn’t cup my face or touch my hair or anything romantic like that. He roams his hand down my body, over the curve of my hips, until he’s between my legs, his palm pressing against my panties. He draws his mouth away from mine. “Fuck me, you’re wet,” he says. “Say the words.”
< font color="#000000" size="4" face="Calibri">“Turn around, and play. Same as before and don’t stop,” he orders.
I expect him to take his hands away from me when I start, but he doesn’t. I’m one chord in when his fingers slide under my panties. Three measures when he pushes one finger inside me. I gasp and he growls in my ear.
“Don’t. Fucking. Stop.”
He slips another finger inside of my body, and then moves his hand, hard and fast. Back and forth until I swear I’m dying. I whimper. He breathes heavily into my hair, and I curve my bottom toward him. He’s hard. He’s so fucking hard that I’m suddenly grinding against his hand. And the moment his calloused thumb presses on my clit, I come. I slump against the keyboard on my elbows, my ass in the air. I don’t have it in me to play anymore, but I don’t think he could give two shits. He’s staring down at me with his lips pressed into a thin line and all I can think of is how I want them and his tongue on me.
And my mouth on him.
“Lucas, I want yo—”
“Go to bed, Sienna.”
Carefully, he pulls his fingers out of my body, and I shudder again. Though my flesh feels like it’s scorching, I manage to stand upright. “No,” I say.
“Let’s try this the way you’re familiar with then: Get the fuck out. I need to work and like I’ve told you before, you’re fucking horrible for music.”
Something sharp and prickly twists my chest. He knows exactly what to say to piss me off. I want to tell him he’s the dumbass who came up with this arrangement in the first place, but I choke back the words. All he’ll do is turn it back on me and remind me why I agreed, throw the deed in my face. I keep my face emotionless and my hands clenched by my sides as I say, “Good night, Mr. Wolfe.”
As I leave the room, I become aware that my panties are still pushed aside. And that as long as I’m around Lucas, he’ll keep consuming me until there’s nothing left.
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A native of Southwest Virginia, I’m the 26-year-old author of the forthcoming DEVOURED series (2012) and CONFESSIONS OF A FRAT GIRL(2013). I love books, sexy bad boys, and really loud rock music, so naturally, I write stories about all three.
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