Blog Tour & Giveaway: Burning Submission by J Richards

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Book Description:The Submission Series Book One

Sometimes submission can be hot…

Vicki’s never had a problem standing up for herself. So when a meathead at the
gym grabs her butt, she has no problem punching him in the face. Gavin, the
gorgeous gym owner, throws the guy out, and his tender, but insistent demand to
tend to her injured hand makes Vicki hot. The buff, sex-god-come-to-life is
everything she’s ever wanted, and he’s only too happy to show her how good sex
can be.

Gavin is entranced by the feisty woman, even though he already has more than
enough on his hands with the gym and his work as a volunteer firefighter. The
last thing he needs is this bundle of contained fury tossed in his lap, but
something about her calls to his inner Dominant. Not only that, her body
responds to him like no other. But when he discovers someone is stalking her,
it’s no longer all fun and games. Submission is all about trust…and after a
brutal attack, trust is the last thing Vicki is willing to give…to anyone.

Reader note: contains light BDSM, spanking, and submission elements.

Excerpt:

 

She scans her face in the mirror, heart beating wildly
with the near death dash. She glares at herself. Clumsy! With another big
exhale, she pushes off the treadmill. Grabbing her water bottle, she heads for
the free weight section of the large gym. The long row of dumbbells sits
against the large mirror. Benches and a few squat racks are spread out around
her. Several larger men huff and puff as they test their personal bests.

 

One man to her right slams a loaded bar into the ground
with an exaggerated grunt. The noise makes her jump. Vicki twists her upper
body to look over her shoulder at the beast, and he grins. She wrinkles her
nose at him before she turns back to face the reflective glass. She parts her
feet, bending her knees slightly, stretching out the muscles she has taken the
care to warm up. She presses a few buttons on her iPod to make the music fill
her brain and block out the buffoons behind her. She grabs two twenty-five-pound
dumbbells. Again she shifts her feet for balance. Her knees begin to bend, and
a big hand smacks her left ass cheek.

 

The sting of the hand isn’t too bad—actually, in a
different setting, she would welcome the bite of a good spanking—but the idea
of someone putting their hands on her body without permission sets her blood to
boil. With a scowl, she looks past herself in the mirror to see the smug man’s
face, his nasty eyes still glued to her rear end. Vicki throws the weights in
her hand to the padded floor. Pivoting like a professional basketball player,
she tightens her abs and lets her fist fly into the man’s face.

 

“Fucking bitch!” he growls and steps toward her. He
towers over her five-foot frame, but she doesn’t care. Squaring her shoulders,
Vicki prepares to punch him again.

 

“Seriously?” she asks him, cocking her head to the side
in a taunt. “Sexual harassment and you wanna add verbal abuse to the
list?” Fluttering her eyelashes like some sweet five-year-old, she goads the
beast before her.

 

“I’ll turn you upside down, little girl.” One more step
and his chest brushes hers.

 

“Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!” A deep voice yells from behind the
guy she is planning to pummel.

 

“What the hell is going on?” It’s the god who was serving
smoothies. He puts his big hand on the asshole’s chest and shoves him backward.
He looks at the guy and then turns those dark chocolate eyes on Vicki.

Bio:
 

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J. Richards is a twenty six year old mother and
wife. She was born in a small town in New Hampshire, which she left at the age
of eighteen to marry the love of her life. Leaving everything and everyone she
had ever known to live down south with her new husband. They have now been
married for almost eight years and are raising a wild child of a daughter. Her
husband is in the military and because of that, they have shared the joys and
struggles of moving around the country.
J. Richards has always loved reading and writing, dreams of becoming a
published author seemed just that, only dreams. In 2015, with encouragement
from a friend, she submitted a short story to etopia press and was beyond
surprised when they wished to publish it. She now has four works under contract
and a very hot series in the making.
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Blog Tour & Interview: Jennifer Richards

Morning All.  So I’ve had the pleasure of linking up with Red Moon Book Tours and one of their authors Jennifer RIchards to get a bit of time to pick her brain on what she does, why and what’s next.

Me: First – Thank you for taking the time to talk to me, and i’m sure my readers will really be thrilled to pick your brain a bit.  Let’s start off slow – How did you get started in writing – what inspired you and specifically what inspired you to write in this genre?

Jennfier: In my early teens I stumbled upon Anne Rice’s The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty Series and thought, “Oh yeah, I could write smut and be happy!” I never thought I actually would though. I would start story after story and leave it behind as life demanded attention. Early this year a friend told me to try again and I did. Thankfully, her urging was exactly what I needed.

Me:  That’s great actually.  I think that Anne Rice is an author that a lot of younger (and i guess less younger) readers can relate to as finding the category.  Great gateway series of sorts I suppose.  Are there any authors in the genre that you gravitate towards or get inspiration from?  

Jennifer:  Anne Rice and Cherise Sinclaire. Their works are art and I look up to them very much.

Me:  That’s so cool actually that you love Cherise Sinclaire.  I have to admit, for any of my readers who have been with me for years, you’ll know that she was literally one of my first favorites in BDSM and Erotica that i really started getting into and couldn’t put down.  I think that’s actually why i found your writing to be so engaging since you find the same things to be intriguing.  How did you come up with the inspiration and the back story for this series and these characters? In Yes, Sir I’m really drawn to the disappointment that Abby has in her relationship since it pulls at some of my own heart strings.  Where did that idea come from to write her story?

Jennifer:  Yes, Sir was actually dream. Not all of it of course, but the showing up to a hotel and finding a box filled with fun things. When I woke I wondered how someone would get there. What would be the desperation that would force someone to take that chance? It didn’t take long to form a plan involving an evil Xbox and a husband who didn’t know how to provide what was being asked of him. While my husband provides for all my needs, I have many friends who struggle with communicating about their sexual needs for various reasons. I wanted my first book to be relatable and fun. A quick fantasy to hold housewives over until they could speak with their spouse about their desires.

Me:  Love that.  I feel like even if i have a dream that lays out a great storyline, i forget it almost immediately.  I think that you’ve stumbled upon something great here though, and i think that pulling from the opposite of what you get in real life and seeing what some others struggle to have, it’s a nice mix for a story.  In Burning Submission, how did you come up with the idea of bringing Gavin and Vicki together in a gym?  I feel like we often see connections made at parties or a friend’s house – so this is a nice change.  

Jennifer:  As they say, inspiration is everywhere. My husband is a huge gym rat and I tag along now and then. Mostly, people watching instead of working out, I could see how two people who have taken notice of each other in such a place would feel uncomfortable confronting each other. Having a jerk who wasn’t afraid to make himself known seemed like a good way for fate to bring Vicki and Gavin together.

Me:  So true – pulling from personal experiences for sure help to make a story more ‘relatable’ in sorts.  Speaking to you professionally, have you found that you have struggled in writing and getting published? Are there things that you’ve found that make the process easier?

Jennifer:  I have been very blessed to work with etopia Press. So far, *fingers crossed* everything I have sent them, they have agreed to publish. I think being a writer is easy, but being a mother and wife makes it difficult to find the time to put my thoughts to paper.

Me:  Preaching to the choir on that one.  Definitely agree that once you’re inspired, i can imagine that writing itself can be easier, but trying to find the balance with what you enjoy as a profession and the demands of life can be tough.  What’s next on the list for you?  I know that burning Submission is a book 1. Are you going to continue this series for a bit and are you writing any others in tandem?  

Jennifer:  Yes, Burning Submission is the first in The Submission Series. Book Two, An Agitated Gentleman should be out very soon, it’s in the hands of a wonderful editor and cover staff. An Agitated Gentleman continues Gavin and Vickie story. We get to see how their connection is growing and instead of Victoria stepping in a puddle of trouble every few feet, Gavin finds himself in the mud. On August 21st I have a stand alone novel being released titled Sinners. It’s also a BDSM erotica. About a Submissive named Tabby, who is in search of a Master. A man who will control her mind as well as her plus size body and appreciate all of the manners and respect for BDSM protocol that she holds dear. She finds him in a sex club, hidden under a white mask. He floods all of her senses and asks her to be his. We get to see their relationship build from Master and sub to one of friendship and love. And as if that isn’t enough to keep you busy, I have another series under contract that will probably be out this winter or the beginning of next year. Its titled The Wet Series, the third book is still in the works and as of now they are all subject to changes so I won’t brag about ten too much.

Thank you very much for having me!

Me:  Thank you for taking the time.  

So you guys, if you haven’t had a chance to read either of these 2 books, please check them out.  As you can see, there’s a passion and quality to Jennifer’s writing and i think that you’ll be pleased in what you find.  Have a great day all!