Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fun In Sin City: Sizzler Editions at the Erotic Authors Association’s Ignaural Conference

Associate Sizzler Editions publisher M. Christian describes what happened when some members of the Sizzler Editions editorial staff attented the Erotic Authors Association’s first-ever conference:

(M. Christian)
While Las Vegas is called "Sin City," over the weekend of September 9th it more like heaven for writers – and readers – of erotic fiction as the location for the first ever Erotic Authors Association’s Conference.

Organized by Kathleen Bradean, Jolie du Pré, and D.L. King (also a Sizzler author: The Art Of Melinoe), the event featured classes like: But is it a Story? By Remittance Girl; Sexy, Sexy Grammar By Jean Roberta & Sharazade; Writing Killer Blurbs By Lorna Hinson; and much more -- plus panels on Erotic Romance, Your Sex Life as Story Fodder, Social Media & Promotion, plus many others.

(Sascha Illyvich)
Erotica authors, and fans, from all over the world attended the inaugural event, including many Sizzler Editions' authors like Margie Church (author of The 18th Floor), Laura Antoniou (Musclebound and Shop Stud), Blake C. Aarens (Wetting The Appetite), Charlotte Gatto, and many others.

(Wade Heaton)

The Sizzler Editions staff was then and then some! Wade Heaton, Senior Editor of our own PageTurner and Futurespart Imprint and author of The Sexy Syrixians; Sascha Illyvich, own Senior Editor of Erotic Romances and author of Siddella's Surrender (plus many others); artist Sami Hursey, the Morgaine Series, and M. Christian, Associate Publisher and author of How To Write And Sell Erotica, were there to talk to fans and share their own experiences as erotica writers and editors. Only our beloved (hated) Publisher Jean Marie Stine was in absentia (off at her son Mark Demian's wedding,

(Margie Church.)
Sizzler Editions also made a sexy-splash with readers and writers alike with an open-mic reading for authors to read from their Sizzler-published works: Wade, Sascha, Blake C. Aarens, Margie Church, and Sharazade wowing the crowd with their scintillating work. M. Christian, as well, was on quite a few panels and even taught his famous (or is that infamous?) class on erotica writing.

(Sami Hursey sketching
idea for new cover.)

Sizzler's own media wizard, Bill Mills, was also in attendance and recorded the reading in audio and video so that – very soon – fans of these Sizzler authors can get a rare treat to see them read their work.

We at Sizzler hope that everyone else had a great a time as we all did at the The Erotic Authors Association’s Inaugural Conference and we all look forward to having an even great time next year!

(Photos and image capture: Bill Mills)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Q&A with Powerone, Bestselling Sizzler Editions Author of Bondage and Discipline

Powerone is one of the reigning masters of the novel of domination and submission. His books have consistently climbed to number one on erotica bestseller lists. We are proud of the fact that most of his novels have been published by Sizzler Editions. Readers of all types are drawn to his sharply characterized novels of strong men and the women who love to submit to them. His newest novel, Wicked and Wild West, is an intense, and perhaps all-too accurate look at an aspect of the West, where ropes are used for more than cattle. It's the story of two doms caught in a struggle over one woman.

Sizzler Editions: Why do you write the type of book you are best known for?
Powerone: I started writing about 10 years ago, deciding that I would try writing a story after reading lots of what other people had written on various Internet reading sites for erotica. When you start out, you write what you know best. So I wrote bondage and S&M, some very extreme. It seemed that I had a knack for writing because I got lots of responses from readers and over the course of the next five years, I won numerous awards for some of my stories, usually in the non-consensual category.

In 2006, an editor for another publisher (which is also a writer for this publisher) suggested that I write a novel and see if I could make any money doing it. If you have read any of my short stories, many are far from being short stories. Some have up to 12 chapters to it and could become a book so it wasn’t much of a leap from short story to novel. I wrote it, they edited it and then they changed their mind about publishing erotica, compared to romance, which is what they were known for. So, they gave me back my contract and I came to Renaissance ebooks with it and it was published. That novel was “Teaching the Au Pair to Submit” and is still one of my best selling novels.

Since that time, I have always published novels that had bondage in them, some of them more extreme with S&M, all with reluctant woman that succumb to their dark desires. I tend to write from both aspects, the male and the female character. I enjoy getting into the minds of my characters and what they are thinking.

Sizzler Editions: Where do you get your ideas?
Powerone: I have a very vivid imagination. I can get the idea of a book from the simplest of things; just a few words can provoke images in my head. I don’t outline a book; it just seems to flow out of my head as I write. I have to be careful at times, finishing up one book before I will start another. It doesn’t work writing two books at one time.

I live at the beach in Southern California and doing the winter, I have the college students living down here and the summer we have the tourists. So, I have lots of girls in very skimpy bikini’s walking around year round. If they only knew what I was thinking, though I suspect their sex life is a lot duller then my female characters from my novels.

I also love the erotic novels of the 60, 70’s and 1980’s, though they are hard to find now. What used to sell for $1.95 is now $45.00 on websites, but luckily, I have a fine collection purchased over the years. They are quite different from my novels, but they often inspire me.

Sizzler Editions: How and when do you write?
I work a “real job” three days a week, but that is finally diminishing, and I write the other four days. I work outside (weather is always nice and lots of girls to look at). I write best in the morning and afternoon, using the night for doing the “marketing” that is required for writers if they want to be successful.

For the last six years, I have written between 5-7 novels a year, having completed a total of 47 now. With writing, there is always up days and down days, enjoying best the days when the words come out of my head and go onto my laptop with such ease. Those are the days when you hate to stop writing and you can’t wait to get back to it.

Sizzler Editions: What do you like most about being an author?

Powerone: I love to see my name in “lights”, seeing a novel on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or one of the other sites and know that I wrote it and to see how it is doing, whether it’s on the top lists or reading the reviews. I often check the major sites daily to see how my novels are doing.

It always amazes me when I do the final read through of my latest novel, unable to believe that I had actually written it.

Sizzler Editions: What is your advice to beginning writers.
Powerone: Try your luck on the large selection of Internet sites that publish stories. Find sites that specialize in what you write, let the readers tell you how you are doing. But, always edit your stories. Don’t insult the readers by throwing out a story with lots of mistakes, misspellings and poor grammar. Many of the websites that publish the stories have lists of people that will proof your story. Don’t take every comment to heart, there is always some that will only try to complain or cut the writers ability down. Read it and go onto the next. If all of them are that way, maybe you need to do something different in your writing or maybe you should not be writing.

Read other successful authors in the genre that you want to write. Find out what makes their story so compelling for the readers to buy their books.

Sizzler Editions: Is there anything you would like to say to your fans?
Powerone: I want to thank all my fans for buying my books and inspiring me to write better each time. I love the emails I get from readers, their suggestions (just a simple suggestion from a reader has inspired a novel) and their criticism.

Sizzler Editions: What can your readers look forward to reading from you in the future.
Powerone: As I mentioned, I am hoping soon to have more time to write so you will soon more books from me. I am always looking for something new. I have a novel in my head that will be a male-male bondage novel. You might even see a romance come out of my head in the future.

My next novel will be “Wicked and Wild West.” You will love it, a look at the Wild West as it really was. It is almost ready to be published. I am working on “Suburban Wives Bondage Club” which should be out in October. The Stepford Wives have nothing on these ladies.

You can be assured; I will surprise you with something that you are not expecting.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Q&A with Sizzler Author Jay Lawrence

Jay Lawrence is an expatriate Scot who lives near Vancouver, Canada. She has published twenty some ebooks with Sizzler Editions, most with an emphasis on bondage and discipline. Her many short stories have appeared in publications on both sides of the Atlantic. In the interest of research, Ms Lawrence says, she has experienced much of what she writes about and has lived to tell the tale! In the process, she has discoverd that truth is often stranger than fiction…

Sizzler Editions: Why do you write the type of book you are best known for?
Jay Lawrence: I have always written, since a very young child, but rather fell into writing erotica around twelve years ago when I wrote a book which was rejected by a mainstream electronic publisher as being "too explicit". However, they felt it had potential and suggested I try it with the late David Dyer at Renaissance. And I've been happily writing erotica for REB ever since! It should be noted that my original novel, "The Love Slave", was never intended to be sadomasochistic erotica - it just turned out that way!

Sizzler Editions:
Where do you get your ideas?
Jay Lawrence: Everywhere. Ideas for stories have come from snippets of conversation overheard, people I've encountered, other books (not necessarily erotica), movies, past experiences - you name it! One interesting project is to select an image you are drawn to and create a story around it. I have done this on several occasions.

Sizzler Editions: How and when do you write?
Jay Lawrence:
My usual writing location is the loft office of my house on Vancouver Island but I have been known to write long-hand sitting cross-legged on my bed. I have scribbled in notebooks on trains and on the backs of till receipts in buses. If an idea comes to mind, it's best to get it down as soon as possible. I used to be very much a morning writer but these days I am tending to drift towards the afternoon.

Sizzler Editions:
What do you like most about being an author?
Jay Lawrence: I have always enjoyed fantasy. Writing allows me to create my own world and immerse myself in it. Then I can share it with a host of (largely unknown) others which has a certain exhibitionist thrill.

Sizzler Editions:
What is your advice to beginning writers.
Jay Lawrence: Seek out and read material in the genre you are interested in. Observe what gets published and the titles that become especially popular. Study form. At the same time, develop your own "voice" - and a thick skin for the inevitable rejections. Writing is a craft and it takes time to develop - my own style has changed quite a bit over the years. At first I chose a rather elaborate wordy approach and have since learned that simpler prose can be most effective.

Sizzler Editions: Is there anything you would like to say to your fans?
Jay Lawrence: I recently found a review online which described me as "the infamous Ms Lawrence". I took that as the highest compliment! My spanking titles are quite popular and I can only hope that they titillate both the seasoned "spankophile" and the simply curious.

Sizzler Editions: What can your readers look forward to from you in the future.
Jay Lawrence: I am currently working on an historical novella (tentative title "Master of Melincourt"), returning to themes I previously explored in "A Magnificent Pair". Lord Melincourt has apparently decided to hire an educated young lady to tutor him in French. However, when Liza arrives at foreboding Melincourt Hall she swiftly discovers that her stern new employer has some very specific and dark desires...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Out Now: Bound For My Master's Pleasure By Powerone

As we've said before, our star author PowerOne is the one for those to appreciate a great BDSM read - and with his new book, Bound For My Master's Pleasure, you'll see why!

Explore the dark side of a Master-Slave relationship as Aria is taught what it means to fully serve the sexual needs of a Master. After graduation, Aria got a new job, in a new country, and now she wants a new sex life. Then she meets a man who wants a woman that will do his sexual bidding; she wants to submit to a demanding man that takes what he wants. The story begins when Aria goes to a BDSM club as a newbie to see if it is what she desires.  She is drawn in by an experienced Master that wants to mold her for his desires. Bondage, whips and ropes excite both Aria and her Master, and she finds herself achieving pleasure in the most unexpected ways. Will the relationship go beyond a Master-Slave relationship or is Aria destined for something even darker? “Bound for Her Master’s Pleasure” is Powerone’s latest novel, dealing for the first time the Master-slave relationship between two willing partners.

Out Now: A Love Drive-By And Other Stories Of Ambition, Hunger & Desire By Susan St. Aubin

With her special new release everyone - from fans looking for a sexually provocative read to those interested in excellently-written fiction - will find something in Susan St. Aubin's  A Love Drive-By And Other Stories Of Ambition, Hunger & Desire

The stories in A Love Drive-By represent twelve ways of looking at sex and love. All our lives our physical bodies define us. How we appear to others and ourselves, what we feel, our ambitions, hungers, and desires, sexual and otherwise, all comprise what we think of as our identity. And the mind, residing in the physical brain, exists at the mercy of the body while at the same time being able to transcend it.These stories will take you from youthful lust to the erotic yearning of old age; from the dominance of the physical to the mind's realization that, in fact, it has always been about love, much as the body would like to deny that possibility. Susan St. Aubin is a remarkable author of erotica whose work has been selected for BEST AMERICAN EROTICA, BEST WOMEN'S EROTICA, and BEST LESBIAN EROTICA.

Out Now: The Code Of Silence By Bo Bleu

Allow us to present a brand new book by our well-respected and best-selling author, Bo Blue - a wonderful tale of gay awakening and eroticism: The Code Of Silence

Here is a sizzling tale of queer awakening, and of two men caught between worlds. College life opens a new scene for Robin as he falls in love with a handsome ‘hunk’ only to learn a gay guy should not fall in love with a straight guy.  Resolving this is a giant step in his development. Asked to perform in the interest of the university museum then, in the planning, Robin allows himself to be seduced by Simon Singletary, an art historian.  Simon discovers Robin has been pressured to set him up when he learns the sexual affair is recorded on video. Singletary arranges for an erotic art collection to be assigned to the museum. But an underworld organization with home offices in Hong Kong is funding the collection, a front for their interest in moving in on the sedate college community. Robin knows the gay college life is working for most other young gay men, he just can't figure out why it seems to be be leading him into deadly danger. But all is not lost, as several other hot young hunks have their eye on him. With THE CODE OF SILENCE you'll see why Bo Bleu is considered to be one of the premier writers of erotica working today!

Out Now: The Amorous Adventures Of Master His By Eleanor Tremaine

If you're a fan of historical erotica - especially brilliantly created depictions of ancient china - then The Amorous Adventures Of Master His By Eleanor Tremaine is the book for you!

A bawdy, lusty, wonderful ride through old China by a master of erotica: Eleanor Tremaine.  Here, for the first time, is an original retelling of the classic Chinese tale, "Jin Ping Mei" - a tale full of sexual adventures, erotic encounters, and lusty thrills.

Out Now: The Jarl Of Jamaka [Gadifriald's Saga #5] By T.J. Lazier

Here's something very special for fans of T.J. Lazier's wonderful erotic series -- a brand new installment: The Jarl Of Jamaka [Gadifriald's Saga #5]

The fifth instalment of "Gadifriald's Saga" continues the erotic and magical adventures of Gadifriald Lokkasson and Carine Ariansdaughter as they lead a fleet of Stoneshorelander and Antilian warriors to the Norse pirate held island of Jamaka. Enchantment and magical seduction and rape and battle ensue and through ancient magic and force of arms Gadi and Rosa prevail in a wild battle that is a rebellion against the jarl whom Gadi saves while Rosa saves the magically captured Cari from the scheming and enchanted Altus whom Gadi engages in a fierce duel to obtain the truth of his father's reported death after he and Cari have a most erotic interlude with the aid of the young Ammy.

Out Now: Tied To Passion By Amber Rose Thompson

Here is a fantastic treat for fans of not just magnificent BDSM erotica but fine writing as well: Tied To Passion By Amber Rose Thompson!

Celene is a dominatrix by night and a publisher by day. She believes in one thing - her power to get what she wants. Her latest target is the up-and-coming writer, Rodney, a very determined man who insists on being the ruler in bed. Celene schemes to ensnare Rodney into writing porn to help pay the bills, which she thinks will give her control over him. But when he does, Pandora's proverbial writer's box is opened, and unexpected stories emerge, stories that contain endings she never anticipated - dangerous endings. For, Celene and Rodney soon find themselves struggling to be in control of their relationship, each wanting to conquer and enslave the other - they may not be able to escape the bonds love has placed them. For the two find themselves enslaved by something stronger - and tied to passion.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Excerpt from Michele LaRue' Sizzler Editions eBook Lust in Havana

They'd met on a Saturday. From 10AM, the State was treating the people to a good time. Tank-trucks of soda pop blocked the streets. Trinidad was honoring the birth of the poet José Martì. Men in cowboy hats pranced through the streets on horseback, bending down to scoop up plastic cups of rum from the plank-and-sawhorse tables. Here and there, Salsa bands were playing on podiums, and nasal loudspeakers poured out earsplitting cacophony.

On that day, Iosvany's grandmother wore a brand new skin-tight dress, white and fringed above the knees. Swaying among the couples, the old woman waved her skinny arms, exuding a powerful stench of sugarcane. The dress clung to sweaty skin that was streaming with rivulets of talcum powder: she looked like some lewd priestess.

Who could have given the old woman that dress? Arching her back like a fighting cock, she ranted to the crowd, pounding her ribs and munching on her cigar. Suddenly, she was making her way towards a foreign woman in a striped dress, who stood tapping her foot to the music. The lecherous glances Iosvany had been casting in the blonde's direction had not escaped her keen eye. Firmly, she took the foreign women's purse and hat away from her, gave them for safekeeping to a friend in the pizzeria and then, to the strains of a mambo, led her on a wild dance into the middle of the street. She steered her catch towards her grandson, then detached herself from the woman and pressed up against Iosvany, slipping her leg behind his thigh long enough to show the girl the steps. When she'd finished her spirited demonstration, she threw them into each other's arms.

Iosvany was bored with the salsa and started rapping. The girl's pupils were extraordinarily bright. When he asked her age, he was amazed, she looked ten years younger. Here in Trinidad, women's eyes soon lost their luster, like the backs of old mirrors, they became dull and muted: zombie eyes.

The girl didn't know what to do with her arms. The skinny shoulders barely moved and only her pelvis swayed to the music. She grasped Iosvany's hips to try to catch the tempo. She wore rings on every finger. Iosvany couldn't help responding to her impish smile but then immediately bit his lower lip. He made it a rule never to smile at this stage of an affair. His teeth were sparkling white, but one incisor was missing. Soon the embargo would be lifted and foreign dentists could bring dentures to Cuba to fill all those holes sugar had dug.

On the evening of their first date, he waited in front of her hotel, scrubbed and polished as a new penny. His eyes gleamed with excitement when she appeared, so appetizing in her slit skirt. The sight of her made his heart catch fire. For the first time in his life, he let himself be tamed. He put his arm around her shoulders in the street. He pointed out statues of saints behind window-grills – Làzaro, Barbara, Roch and Antonio, the ones the slaves twinned with their African divinities. As for his missing tooth, the girl hadn't wrinkled her face in distaste and said, "Right in front, what a pity!" And as the evening wore on, he gradually stopped pursing his lips as if they were chapped.

They sat side by side on a bench in la Casa de la Trova. The French girl marveled at how much the maracas player looked like Charlton Heston and wanted to dance some more. He led her cheek to cheek through the swarm of tourists, cavorting about any which way. Their knees touched, their sneakers clung together, it was hot and humid, and from time to time he wiped his wet hands on his jeans.

Back on the bench, ignoring grand-ma's efforts to get their attention – the old woman was propped against the bar, holding forth in a low-cut ultra-marine dress – she kissed him on the nose, the chin, the neck. Now the old woman's voice was louder and she was pointing at them.

Thinking back on it now made his eyes grow hard and his mind begin to swim. Pressing the photos to his heart, he dragged himself out of the rocking chair with some difficulty and went back into the moist heat of the bedroom, trampling on the sheets that trailed on the floor. All he wanted was to sleep, shut out the present.

Lying with his eyes closed, he remembered how humiliated he'd felt when the French girl invited him up to her room. The clerk had called him a jinetero [horseman/woman = gigolo or occasional prostitute] and unceremoniously chased him away, a sour-faced guy consumed by envy. Tourist hotels were out of bounds for Cubans, but the French girl didn't know that.

He remembered the turquoise glow around the moon that night, and the girl's blond hair in the dark. He summoned up the sensations he loved to dwell upon when he was by himself, tongues intertwined, fingers linked till it hurt, rubbing crotches crazed by desire, the girl's breath on his neck, her frothy locks against his chin, while he took her from behind standing in the shelter of a cemetery vault.

He clenched his eyelids, slid his hands under the rough sheet and began running his tongue over the gap in his teeth, faster and faster, keeping time with his hand. No, she hadn't said a word about his missing tooth, her touch was tender and her behind was nice and round, just stroking it gave him a huge hard-on.

He remembered her pale face against the whitewashed wall, her skirt up high behind her. In the seclusion of the cemetery, she braced both hands against some dead person's house, arched her back and spread her legs. With the silky folds of skirt between his fingers, he'd rubbed his cock back and forth over the slit, slithering on the moist flesh. Feeling his way, he wandered, not even searching for the rim, in no hurry to get inside. The girl was going crazy, screaming to wake the dead. She wanted it, she begged for it: "Hurry up before someone comes along!" She mewed like a wild pussycat.

Q and A with Sizzler Editions Author Michèle LaRue

Michèle Larue is a Sorbonne educated and well-travelled writer and film director. She has made documentaries for French television, including one on gender relations in Cuba. She is the associated producer of Eric Schaeffer last film AFTER FALL, WINTER. Her erotic stories have been published in various languages. She lives in Paris. Her new book for Sizzler Editions is Lust in Havana.

Sizzler Editions: Why do you write the type of book you are best known for? Michèle LaRue: I have had erotic fantaisies since I was a little girl and I started writing them down when I was around 16, in Greece where I lived then. I was actually writing everything I would have liked to do with my lovers or with the men I fancied, without acting out any of these fantasies. I guess I stlll do write fantasies that I don't act out, but nowadays, writing creates a certain distance, since now I know how society functions, which I did not at the time. In Cuba for instance, the different strata of Havana society are colour conscious whereas in France, people are more gender conscious. I must say that the limitations of ordinary sex also prompted me to imagine many other ways of lovemaking, and all kinds of exciting situations and configurations.

Sizzler Editions: Where do you get your ideas?
Michèle LaRue: Not from porn, that’s for sure! Litterature influenced me since I was a kid, especially De Sade, who helped me develop my own sexual imagination. Cinema is a source of inspiration, but my ideas come mostly from my own sexual adventures and improvisations. We have to be creative in some field, don’t we?

Sizzler Editions: How and when do you write?
Michèle LaRue: I write before lunch time for 2 hours and before dinner time for 2 hours also, maybe it whets my appetite.

Sizzler Editions: What do you like most about being an author?
Michèle LaRue: The freedom of writing wherever and whenever I feel like it, though it might disturb whoever sleeps in the same bed as me, when I switch on the light because I have a new idea and have to note it down right away. I also enjoy constantly analysing everything around me, honing the sharp eye which I developped from being a journalist, which required being perspicacious about people's motivations and feelings. I guess if I didn’t write at all, I might get bored not being able to link reality with fiction. When most writers complain about it, I don’t mind being alone, I’m very much a loner as I was the first-born child in the family : my brother was born many years after me.

Sizzler Editions: What is your advice to beginning writers.
Michèle LaRue: Keep on working on the first chapter, it sets the tone.

Sizzler Editions: Is there anything you would like to say to your fans?
Michèle LaRue: I'd love to meet them sometime.

Sizzler Editions: What can your readers look forward to reading from you in the future.
Michèle LaRue: More erotic stories, right now a book on erotic fantasies of Cannes festival-goers.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

To Plot or Not to Plot

By Shay MacLean

This is one of the most commonly asked questions for an author. According to Merriam-Webster a plotter is:

1. one that plots: as a : a person who schemes or conspires b : a contriver of a literary plot.

A pantser, although the definition isn’t in Merriam-Websters, is one who writes by the seat of their pants. In other words, doesn’t follow a plotted out story. I’ve seen many debates crop up on the various writing forums I’m a member of and the answers that have been given are as numerous as the stars. What might work for one author won’t necessarily work for another and vice versa.

For me, when I get the spark of an idea, I try to write down as much about the characters and situations they’ll face as I can, which means whatever my muse is willing to let me know (which isn’t always much). Once I have that down, I try to plot out the first couple of chapters (occasionally even writing a scene or two). Not a detailed outline, mind you. Mainly, because my characters like to take over and lead the story where they think it should go. Sometimes this works. Sometimes it doesn’t.

In the case of my current release, “Branded Hearts”, from Sizzler Editions, this happened quite often. I didn’t try to force the story back to the original plotline that I’d come up with though, because it really worked. What began as a story about total strangers meeting for the first-time, became one of two people who knew each other as they were at the brink of beginning their adult lives. Circumstances stemming from their teen years kept them apart and they didn’t see each other for several years.

Sparks fly between them from the very beginning and the heat is only elevated when his lover is thrown into the mix (another thing I hadn’t originally planned), making for some very hot scenes. They both have to overcome their demons of the past to be able to find their way to each other.

So ultimately, it’s a matter of trial and error on the author’s part to find the formula that works best for them. I have discovered I’m one of the hybrids, because I use both plotting and pantsing in my formula. This might not work for you. I fully believe that allowing my characters the freedom to let me know when their story should be going in a different direction than the path I set them on only makes my writing stronger.

Why does this work? In my opinion, (and at the risk of sounding totally crazy, because I’m admitting that my characters talk to me) it works, because this is their story. Who else would know better how it should be told?

I look forward to sharing “Branded Hearts” with you. I hope that when you read it, you’ll fall in love with these very complex heroines and hero. I know I did.

Editor's Note: This book was not only a hot read but a pretty intense one at that. You can find Branded Hearts at Amazon by clicking here