Monday, November 16, 2009

Writer with Sizzle: Missy Martine

Please welcome Missy Martine! Missy is giving away a free eBook copy of Table for Three (currently a Siren/Bookstrand bestseller! Congrats, Missy!) to one lucky commenter, so be sure to give her some love. Come back tomorrow (Wednesday) to see if you’ve won and pretty please leave your email address in the comments, if possible, so Missy can send it to you directly. Thanks!!

Lia: Hi, Missy! Have you ever cried, or laughed out loud while writing a scene?

Missy: Absolutely! In Table for Three it was laughter. Cass was so far out of her depth with her twin gods that she frequently had me snickering.

Here’s an example:

Very gently, he touched his lips to hers, swiping his tongue over the seam of her lips just once. “What about me?” David called out, dragging her attention away from Matt.

Turning her head to look at him, Cass had to laugh out loud. David had put on a fake pouty face, like a spoiled child who didn’t get what he wanted for Christmas. “We certainly can’t forget you,” Cass said as she started to lean down to touch her lips to his.

Suddenly, Demon and Angel came bounding into the room and jumped up on the foot of the bed, barking once to announce their arrival. “Eeeeeeek!” Cass saw the large animals out of the corner of her eye and screamed. Her only thought was to escape. She blindly pushed off with her legs and arms, making a dash to the side of the bed nearest the door. Unfortunately, she had to go over David to reach it. As she scrambled away, her feet came in contact with Matt’s legs, and she used him to propel herself forward, nearly knocking him off the bed in the process. Her arms wildly pushed down to give herself leverage, pummeling David in the head and shoulders.

Lia: Funny scene! How do your characters enjoy their playtime? Rough? Playful? Tender?

Missy: In this book they are always tender. Cass came from an abusive marriage and the men take a lot of extra care to make sure she feels treasured and loved.

Here’s a short example:

Cass whirled her head back around when she felt a delicious sensation at her breast. Matt had taken her nipple into his mouth and was sucking gently. He pulled back and ran his tongue around her dusky areola and then licked the hardened tip. He sat back up and together, he and David gently lowered Cass down until she lay on the pillows. Both men stretched out beside her.

Both men latched onto a nipple, and sucked hard. The feeling grew so intense, Cass arched her body up off the floor trying to push more of her breasts into their hot, moist mouths. Matt pulled away, and David leaned in and thrust his tongue into her mouth, easily coaxing hers to come out and play. While his tongue played with hers, his hands moved to fondle her breasts, pinching and rolling the nipples back and forth between his thumb and forefinger. Gently, he tugged on them, causing Cass to bite her lip to keep from screaming out in pleasure.

So caught up in David’s erotic kiss and the attention he paid to her breasts, she didn’t feel Matt as he slowly slid her sweat pants down her thighs and off the bottom of her feet. Now she lay displayed in just her blue thong.

Lia: Love it! It’s sweet and sexy at the same time. What is your favorite think about being a romance writer?

Missy: I think the fact that I can let my imagination run wild. It’s fiction, so the characters can do just about anything they want, and it’s still okay. Growing up we all had to live with rules and certain codes of conduct. We might have wanted to break them, but most of us never had the courage. With my books, my characters can do all the things I never got to do. It’s been a great way to jump-start my romantic life as well. I’m, well let’s just say I’m over 50, and writing these books have put new fantasies in my life. They’ve enabled me to see that romance and passion doesn’t have to stop when we reach a certain age. If we work at it, it can be ageless. I didn’t start writing until I was 47 years old. I’d been a nurse, and owned a medical billing service before that. I had a series of small strokes that make it impossible for me to continue working outside the home, so I took up the writing as a hobby. It opened up a whole new area of imagination that I didn’t even know I had.

Lia: Very inspirational, Missy! Where can we find your sizzling books?

Missy: You can find my books at Siren/Bookstrand - http://www.sirenpublishing.com/missymartine/

I have the beginning book of a Trilogy coming out in January called “Discovering Her Wolfen Heritage” – erotic paranormal romance, shapeshifter

Lia: Ooh, sounds good! Thanks for being a Writer with Sizzle, Missy!!

22 comments:

flchen1 said...

Missy, congrats on Table for Three! As a reader, I'm thankful that your life journey's taken you on a path that includes writing! Glad there'll be more of your writing to look forward to!

Missy Martine said...

Thanks flchen 1 - I appreciate the kind words. Writing has definitely given me a new lease on life and I'm looking forward to a future of being creative.

Amber Skyze said...

I enjoyed the excerpts, Missy. Congrats on having a bestseller!
Great interview.

Amy M said...

Those were wonderful excerpts! You are a new author to me, and now I am excited to read this. And this is a new blog for me, I just became a follower today. What a good morning!

Amy M
atc218 at aol dot com

Denysé said...

Congratulations on the best-seller, Missy - this book sounds wonderfully romantic and sexy... the brief excerpts you teased with in this interview are great!! Very nice job, and much success to you!!

Blessings, always ~ Denysé

Missy Martine said...

Thanks Amber, I really appreciate the kind words. Thanks for stopping by today.

Missy Martine said...

Thank you Amy M, It can be very exciting finding a new author that you like. Everyone's style of writing is so different. Hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Thanks for stopping by today.

Missy Martine said...

Thanks so much Denyse, You've been a wonderful supporter through your Yahoo group Denyse Bridger News, and now here. It's very much appreciated. Thanks for stopping by here today.

Antonia said...

Sounds like a really great read Missy! I'm liking it even more. Definitly putting this onto my To Read pile.

Claudia said...

I can hardly wait to get my hands on this one! Congrats on this book being #1 again. The excerpts were wonderful! Matt and David take such wonderful care of her. Love the dogs!

Claudia

Chris R said...

I loved the excerpts for Table for Three and I will be looking forward to your series of shapeshifter books!


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Missy Martine said...

Thanks Antonia - I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed writing it. Thanks for stopping by today.

Missy Martine said...

Thanks Claudia - I'm so very proud of this book making it to the #1 position on the Siren/Bookstrand Best Selling List. It was a dream come true for me.

The dogs were actually taken from a real experience I had in my youth, and my reactions were very similar to Cass - unfortunately! LOL

Thanks for stopping by today.

Missy Martine said...

Thanks Chris R - I'm looking forward to the shapeshifter books coming out as well. Shapeshifters and vampire books have always been my favorite to read. There's just something so very hot about a wolf shapeshifter, or a tall dark and handsome vampire!

Thanks for stopping by today.

orelukjp0 said...

Congratulations on being #1. I can really relate to this story and have put it on my Christmas Wish List. Love the excerpt. I look forward to reading Table For Three soon. I just know it will be as good as all of your stories are.

Missy Martine said...

Thanks orelukjpo, I appreciate your kind words. I'm very proud of Table for Three making it to #1! I hope you get your Christmas wish and get to read my book, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Thanks for stopping by.

booklover0226 said...

Thanks for stopping by today. I enjoyed reading the snippets.

Congrats on your release and I look forward in reading your works.

Thanks,
Tracey D

Missy Martine said...

Thanks so much Tracey, I appreciate the kind words. Thank you for stopping by today.

Lynne Roberts said...

Hi Missy and Lia,

I loved the excerpts. It sounds like a wonderful book. Congratulations.

Missy Martine said...

Thanks so much Lynne,for the kind words, and thanks for stopping by today.

Missy Martine said...

Lia, I want to thank you for having me here. I've enjoyed the comments, and it was great to be able to get some excerpts of my book out for everyone to see.

We entered all the names in a hat and drew a winner of a download of Table for Three. The winner is.......Antonia - drop me an email and I'll get your book right out to you.

missymartine@comcast.net

Thanks everybody.

Lia Slater said...

Thank you, Missy, for the wonderful interview! I hope you'll come back again soon!

And thanks to everyone who stopped by! Congrats, Antonia!!