European Paperback Release! Bind by Sierra Cartwright

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Congratulations to Sierra Cartwright on the European release of the paperback version of Bind. You can see our review of the book here.

51zECx9mzvL__SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Only one man can help her. Is she willing to pay his price?

Faced with the potentially overwhelming loss of her family’s fortune, Lara Bertrand turns to the one man who can help her, the gorgeous and powerful Connor Donovan.

She knows he’s dangerous to her on every level. Only desperation would drive her to make such a risky proposition. After all, she knows all about his ruthless nature and relentless determination to succeed.

When the classy, elegant Lara walks into his office with an outrageous proposal, Connor is stunned and more than a little intrigued. Ever since he first met her, he’s been attracted to the cool beauty, but she’s more than kept her distance.

Connor is absolutely willing to help her out. For a price. He not only wants her hand in marriage, but also her total submissive surrender…

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Confession Time by Sierra Cartwright – Guest Blog and Giveaway


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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by the publisher. Enter the Rafflecopter at the end of the page to win an ebook.
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Hello, LASR! You know you’re some of my most favorite people on the planet, don’t you?  I love you so much, and I am grateful you’re hosting me here. You’re very much appreciated! Love, Sierra

Confession Time
By Sierra Cartwright

Confession time. I adore Doms. I think about them, fantasize about them, write about them. It’s not just their confidence and attention to detail. It’s their single-minded focus, their integrity, their need to protect. And when the Dom is also a tall, dark, broad-shouldered cowboy who’s equally at home in a tux as a pair of faded jeans, I begin to melt.

I fell in love with Cade the moment I started to brainstorm the various books for the Donovan Dynasty. Since he is his father’s love child, he wasn’t raised with his siblings. Instead, he grew up on a ranch in South Texas, and that helped him become a man of integrity, someone who takes life seriously, who appreciates the small things.

Not only is Cade tall, he has an amazing body with honed muscles that come from doing the hard manual labor required of a cowboy.

When Sofia McBride meets him for the first time, she’s taken aback. His gunmetal gray eyes mesmerize her, and it’s as if he looks at her more deeply than any man ever has. Since she’s never been the recipient of such intense scrutiny before, Sofia is more than a bit unnerved.

She quickly learns that Cade is a man who knows what he wants and goes after it, including her.

BDSM is a concept she’s vaguely familiar with, mostly from a conversation with one of her friends. The first sight of his dungeon unnerves her.

Cade offers her a glimpse of his world, at her own pace. Even though she’s nervous, she’s intrigued.

He gives her a small taste of a paddle, and sensations overwhelm her, in a good way. But it’s not just the paddle that makes her knees weak, it’s also Cade’s attentions. No matter what they are doing, he watches her, encourages her, makes her the center of his attention.

As she gets to know him and also sees his tender, nurturing side, all of her preconceived notions about his privileged upbringing are shattered, and she catches a glimpse of the torment that he has buried inside.

She knows that loving him, with his edginess and his demons will be the most difficult challenge of her life. And she’s not sure her fierce love is enough to save him. But the connection they share, through D/s, gives her the courage to try.

I invite you along for Cade and Sofia’s rich, complex, erotic journey to trust and revelation…

9_23 brand_800He wants her subject to his will. She’s scared she may never want to get away.

The first time Sofia McBride meets the strong and determined Cade Donovan, he warns her to keep her distance. She tells herself to heed his words, but she’s stunned to realize her depth of attraction to this intimidating man.

She knows she should stay away from him, but try as she might, she’s unable to resist him or his sexy, erotic demands. The deeper she becomes ensnared, the more she realizes she may never want to escape.

All his life, enigmatic rancher Cade Donovan has chosen women who don’t expect too much from him. But when a storm strands him with Sofia, his lovely, won’t-take-no-for-an-answer event planner, all his dominant and protective instincts flare.

Cade wants everything she has to offer, but he soon discovers Sofia’s beauty hides a determination he hasn’t counted on. Her untamed responses send him on a journey that will banish his demons and change them both forever.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal play.

Enjoy an excerpt:

Her gaze was continually drawn toward a pretty pink paddle. It appeared to be sturdy and made of wood. It reminded her of something she’d used when she’d played ping pong. “I don’t see how anyone gets pleasure out of that. It looks as if it’s meant to hurt someone.”

“It certainly can. It doesn’t have to be used that way, though. If you’d like to experiment, take it down and give it to me.”
His vocal chords were taut, and his tone held no trace of humor.

She hesitated, and she was reminded that, once again, she hadn’t said no. Thunder ripped apart the atmosphere but even it didn’t drown out the sound of her heartbeat.

Realizing she may not get this chance to be with a Dominant ever again, Sofia put down her things then removed the pink paddle from its hook and offered it to him.

“Very good,” he said, thrilling her.

Rather than instructing her to bend over, or at least turn around, as she expected, he mesmerized her by tracing a callused finger down the side of her cheek, then he gently outlined her lips. “Tell me what you want to use as a safe word.”

Right now, she had a hard time remembering her own name. “The colors are fine.”

“Close your eyes,” he said.

For the first few seconds, all she could think about was the fact he towered over her and held an implement of pain.

Then he fisted his hand in her hair. “I’ve been thinking about this since Saturday night.”

He had? The knowledge that she’d affected him melted the last of her resistance. She exhaled a breath she hadn’t known she’d been holding.

Cade eased her head back. She could open her eyes, but keeping them closed enhanced her other senses.

He touched her lips with his and she moaned.

“You’re beautiful,” he said.

Sofia knew she wasn’t, but his tone was so serious that for a moment she believed him.

He deepened the kiss and she responded, tasting the freshness of spearmint. He smelled of the elements—rain and wind—and she felt consumed.

He ran two fingers down the column of her throat then paused at the hollow. She’d never felt this gloriously alive.
By slow measures, he pulled back from her then eased his grip on her hair.

“Continue to keep your eyes closed. I’m going to turn you around.”

It took some trust, but she gave it.

His grip was light on her shoulders as he turned her. Then he slid his forearm across her chest.

“Stick out your rear a little more for me.”

Nerves almost failed her.

“You can say no,” he said. From his tone, she knew he wouldn’t judge her if she did. “Or yellow. Or red.”

“Scared.”

He laughed in a gentle way that she found oddly reassuring. She appreciated that he wasn’t trying to frighten her.

“That’s not one of the acceptable answers, Sofia.”

About the Author:9_23 RT_SierraCartwright_BookFair (3)INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLING AUTHOR

Sierra Cartwright was born in Manchester, England and raised in Colorado. Moving to the United States was nothing like her young imagination had concocted. She expected to see cowboys everywhere, and a covered wagon or two would have been really nice!

Now she writes novels as untamed as the Rockies, while spending a fair amount of time in Texas…where, it turns out, the Texas Rangers law officers don’t ride horses to roundup the bad guys, or have six-shooters strapped to their sexy thighs as she expected. And she’s yet to see a poster that says Wanted: Dead or Alive. (Can you tell she has a vivid imagination?)

Sierra wrote her first book at age nine, a fanfic episode of Star Trek when she was fifteen, and she completed her first romance novel at nineteen. She actually kissed William Shatner (Captain Kirk) on the cheek once, and she says that’s her biggest claim to fame. Her adventure through the turmoil of trust has taught her that love is the greatest gift. Like her image of the Old West, her writing is untamed, and nothing is off-limits.

She invites you to take a walk on the wild side…but only if you dare.

Check out Sierra’s new Donovan Dynasty website.
You can find Sierra on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, and check out her page on Tumblr.

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In the Den by Sierra Cartwright – guest blog and giveaway

Devilishly delicious…
I confess. I’ve been in love with Damien Lowell for more than two years.

Several years ago, I was at a friend’s amazing wedding at a spectacular mountain home. Of course, with my diabolical mind, I turned an ordinary wedding into something a bit risqué!

I imagined that the lower level of the house was really a dungeon. Why not? No one was invited down there, and so there could have been, right?

So if there was, what would it look like? And what kind of fun equipment might there be? Of course, it would have everything my mind could conjure.

The more the idea rolled around in my head, the more I liked it. It began to take shape and grow. I loved the idea of a club being set in a remote location. The privacy would even allow for outdoor activities, something I hadn’t played with a lot.

I modeled the Den after the house I’d been at, including the gentle snowfall as the bride and groom get married.

And then my thoughts turned to the home’s owner. Obviously, he would be a man of some means. And clearly he’d be a Dom. Oh, and did I mention sexy? A Dom amongst Doms.

Damien took shape in my mind, and I saw him as the man who presided over the wedding and collaring ceremony. But he remained a bit aloof in my mind. And that was okay with me. After all, I was busy swooning over Master Marcus and having a delightful time introducing Julia to the delights of interacting with an alpha male!

While Damien was a bit of a mystery, even though he appeared in each book, he was somewhat of an enigma. He became clearer with each successive story. By the time I started writing book six in the Mastered series, I knew him fairly well. And more than that, I had a crush on him.

If Damien was elusive, Catrina was doubly so.

For a long time, I wondered about the kind of woman he would be attracted to. After all, he has his choice of women. While he doesn’t live at the Den fulltime, he is there for most of the parties. Because of his reputation, a number of women want to scene with him.

But I figured it would take someone really strong and powerful to capture his imagination and ensnare his heart.

Then one day, Milady Catrina showed up at the Den. With her tall boots and confident manner, Damien has met his match.

She turns his world upside down. How does he deal with a woman who’s his equal? He’s a Dom and any woman he’s with will have to submit.

He’s torn about approaching her. She’s a Domme, and a damn good one. And she’s a member of his club. She deserves the same respect he shows all Doms.

But…

He’s attracted to her. He wants her. And he’s determined to have her. Rules be damned, her own hesitation be damned.

He can fight everything except the certainty that they’re supposed to be together.

Convincing her will be no easy task, he knows. The harder the chase, the greater the rewards…

I invite you into the heart and soul of the Den…where the wildest of fantasies becomes reality, lives are transformed, and limits are shattered.

About the Author: 1_27 Sierra Cartwright 03242013Sierra Cartwright is the international best-selling author of the Mastered series from Totally Bound Publishing.

Her recent release Over the Line was named Best Book of the Year by BDSM Book Reviews.

The UK’s Daily Mail says Cartwright is “Even racier than 50 Shades.” The Amazon Kindle UK #1 bestselling author hails from Manchester, England, though she was raised in the US and now calls Texas “home.” She is the acclaimed author of more than twenty erotic romance novels, including the bestselling Mastered series from Total-E-Bound Publishing.

She was previously published with Harlequin/Silhouette under a different pseudonym, and won numerous awards as well as a coveted spot on the USA Today bestseller list.

Sierra has been interviewed by Handbag.com, the Daily Mail, USA Today, Female First UK, Marie Claire Brazil, and she did a segment for the Orlando Fox affiliate with Chase Cain.

She is a multiple CAPA-nominated author.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW: SIERRA CARTWRIGHT

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Long and Short Reviews welcomes Sierra Cartwright whose latest book is Jane Eyre, part of the Clandestine Classics series. Sierra will give one commenter on today’s interview a copy of this book.

She told me that crafting her portion of Jane Eyre was one of the most terrifying things she had ever done and was unbelievably difficult.

“The original work is so beloved, so breathtakingly beautiful, I was awed,” she told me. “I was overwhelmed. I struggled more with this project than any other, because it means so much to so many people. I loved every moment of it.”

She is working on an upcoming trilogy from Total-E-Bound that she’s excited about. All the books will be set in Colorado with the mountains as a back drop and she assured me that all the heroes will be delicious. Those will be followed by more releases in her Zones series.

Sierra started writing when she was about eight.

“Back then, there was no spell check and no computers! Dreadful! My elementary school librarian ‘published’ my books and gave me a special place in the library for my books. Turns out I was neurotic back then, too. I NEVER looked to see if anyone checked them out,” she confessed. “I wrote fanfic (I didn’t know that’s what it was!) when I was in high school. I continued to write, but I’ll be honest, I didn’t find success early or easily. I wrote ten full books over the course of ten years before I finally got a fabulous agent who managed to get me a contract. And I wish I could say everything I have written since has gotten a bright, shiny contract. I’ve joked about wallpapering a bathroom with my rejection letters. Unfortunately, I only have three bathrooms!”

When Sierra went through her divorce, she stopped writing for several years—she doesn’t know if it was writer’s block or something else, but she eventually came back to writing. Now if she’s “blocked” it’s usually because she hasn’t thought something all the way through—either character motivation or plot point.

“At those points, I generally go and do something physically strenuous where I stop thinking entirely,” she said. “I may jump on my mountain bike or play racquetball or weight train. There’s something about getting ‘away’ completely that frees up my brain. If I stop grinding on the problem, I generally find a solution.”

“What did you want to be when you grew up?” I asked.

“Grow up? You mean I have to?! Seriously, I always wanted to be a writer. As I became an adult, I wanted to run a company. Today, I have the best of all worlds. I serve as general manager of an environmentally friendly company and I get to spend my evenings and weekends pursuing my first love.”

Sierra is very much a plotter.

“Surprisingly, the more time I spend thinking about the book before I get started, the faster I can write and the less revision I need to make to my plot points. To me it’s like going on a hiking trip. If I decide where I’m going, I know how much gear I need. Do I need my summit pack? Or will a fanny pack do? A 100 oz Camelbak? Or a couple of water bottles. If it’s a three hour easy hike, I need a certain amount of food. If I’m summiting, I need to carry enough food to sustain me at 500 calories per hour (during the ascent). I look at books to pick the ‘best’ trail—depending on what trip I’m looking for—shortest, most scenic, etc. I look at the weather forecast. Do I need lightweight gloves or down-filled mittens? I’ve had to bail out others on the mountain who didn’t plan as well…Some people get ill from lack of water, etc. I try to think through the possibilities before leaving the house. I approach my writing the same way.”

As you can guess, when Sierra’s not writing, she loves be outdoors, finding something restorative about nature.

“I love to hike,” she told me. “Last week I was hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. Yesterday, I rode my bike next to Clear Creek for an hour and a half. I’m considering my next fourteener (a mountain that is over 14,000 feet high.) ”

“What is your most embarrassing moment?” I asked.

“Okay, this is REALLY embarrassing, and I’ve never told anyone this before…I had a padded bra on at a very public event—I was receiving an award in front of hundreds of people—and when I got back to the table, a friend handed me one of the little pieces of fabric that made up the padding! Yep, I lost part of my boobs in public! Fortunately, I don’t think many people realized what was going on.”

Sierra told me that one of the reasons she prefers romance, traditional or erotic, is the promise of a happily ever after, or at least a happy-for-now ending.

“Life doesn’t come with any guarantees, so when I get to the end of a book, I generally like it to end on a positive note. I want my stories to be emotional as well as smoking hot. I don’t want any gratuitous scenes, rather, I want my hero(es!) and heroine to have their relationship change or their emotions impacted by each scene.”

Finally, I asked, “What advice would you give a new writer just starting out?”

“I recommend that all authors, new and experienced to read. Read. Read.Definitelyread. Read the type of erotic romance you want to write. Read erotic romances that aren’t in your particular sub-genre, so that you get a feel for what others are doing. Read outside your genre so that you’re always learning new techniques and seeing what works. Write what you know. Write what you want to learn about. And if you’re interested in adding BDSM elements, Screw The Roses, Send Me The Thorns by Phillip Miller and Molly Devon is an excellent book. And craft is essential. Understanding POV, scene and sequel, showing, rather than telling, is every bit as important in erotic romance as it is in any genre. My go-to book is Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight Swain. Also, find beta readers or a fabulous critique group. Feedback, even if difficult, is essential. Always, always, always learn. One of my favorite athletes is Rafa Nadal, number three tennis player on planet earth. Rafa has said he never goes to practice. He goes to learn. If the best of the best still wants to learn, so do I.”

About the Author:

Born in Northern England and raised in the Wild West, Sierra Cartwright pens books that are as untamed as the Rockies she calls home. She’s an award-winning, multi-published writer who wrote her first book at age nine and hasn’t stopped since. Sierra invites you to share the complex journey of love and desire, of surrender and commitment.

Her own journey has taught her that trusting takes guts and courage, and her work is a celebration for everyone who is willing to take that risk.

Find Sierra online at

http://www.facebook.com/SierraWrites
https://www.amazon.com/author/sierracartwright
http://twitter.com/sierrawrites

One of the world’s best loved books, Jane Eyre, is retold with scorching passion…

Mystery, betrayal, scandal, and a love that transcends time…

There was only him…

From the moment Jane Eyre sets eyes on her one and true master, Mr. Rochester, her life is irrevocably changed.

The tall, dark man is an enigma, complex, deep, compelling, frightening, and tempting beyond compare.

This stern, unyielding man brooks no refusal and demands all of what Jane has to offer as he invites her on a journey of the senses that would scandalise society. He demands her abject surrender. In his strong and athletic arms, Jane submits to his darkest desires and discovers hers are every bit as searing, plunging her into a world she never suspected and never wants to escape.

The thrilling and beloved novel is perhaps more relevant today than it ever was. Jane Eyre’s struggles to live a life of grand passion, compromising nothing, willing to sacrifice everything for what she believes, resonates with the modern woman’s struggles to have it all, to be it all, and to love with uncompromising abandon.