The Next Best Thing…

ITs me! Well… okay, I have two next best things, but I must follow the rules! I was tagged by Wendi Zwaduk, find her at Wendi Zwaduk… and I am to tag more people into my suffering… I mean promotions gig that makes you talk about yourself… Why am I complaining? ROTFLMAO So…. PJ Schynder,PJ Schnyder (Fluffy Puppy Bunny), D Renee Bagby,D Renee Bagby… where is my dragon story?!, Tianna Xander,Tianna Xander… under the covers freak… ducking now…, and Yvonne Nicolas,Yvonne Nicolas… has no shame and proud of it…ducking again… I choose you! LOL Now on to the fun stuff….

1: What is the working title of your book(s)?
Two books, Two Publishers! Ba-Zing! LOL
First up, in the Out of Bounds anthology from Total E Bound Publishing is In the Red Zone
‘In the Red Zone’ by Stephanie Burke
Can Dolton and Dean withstand the rain of opposition when they come together and cross the line of scrimmage?
Dolton is a strong black man, confident in what he wants in life and how to get it. The adjunct professor at Northeastern University has multiple degrees andhas travelled the world, learning from the people he observes. So why is it that blond hunk Dean Majors has his mind twisted, his cock hard, and his reactions all out of whack? Dolton knows he has to have the beautiful man, and will do anything to get the long-haired god in his bed and in his life.
Dean Majors is a construction worker by trade and the heart of Team Griffon. He is not closeted gay man, but he doesn’t advertise is orientation, either, something he is happy about when his old friend Robbie Keton joins the Griffons. Robbie’s negative attitude is something he has to distance himself from, especially when he realises he has a more than man-sized crush on the team’s uber-intelligent and exotic middle linebacker, Dolton Pride.
Together the two men are a potent fire, their lust burning hot. But can it withstand the bitter rain of opposition and threats that threaten their happiness when they cross the line of scrimmage?
And from Changeling Press… How Not to Date a Changeling…
How Not to Date a Changeling by Stephanie Burke
Lieutenant Colonel Taylor Martin only wants a place to rest and recover from his injuries in Afghanistan. But an eerie screaming filling the night makes him weary and curious. The one thing the ex Marine can’t abide is a mystery.
Cordelia Snow is a writer — and a changeling — and doesn’t have time for foolish mortals. But when Taylor tries to win her trust with chocolate and baked goods, she can’t resist the tall Marine with the bad limp.
But now that she has him, has shared her own dark past and learned of his own, shared the sensual delights and mysteries of their bodies, how can she ever give him up?
Nice, huh? *g* I think so! I hope you will too!
Where did the idea come from for the book?
This is the fun stuff…. In The Red Zone came from a challenge. You see on my Facebook, every Wednesday I host the Hump Day Hump… where I post photos of some very… uh hum… intelligent and fascinating young men in some eye-catching poses… yeah, that’ll work. And in the midsts of his Voyeuristic delight, I challenge some of  my favorite authors to create a story with the most wild photos I can find. In this case, I got challenged right back by Wendi Zwaduk who dragged Cheryl Dragon… Cheryl Dragon… Hey Mama! another favorite target, into the mess. After Wendi cracked the whip… and can I just say OUCH… Out of Bounds was born. *g*
As for How Not to Date a Changeling…. I blame Barb Hicks….Barb Hicks… Bad Barb is in the house and her fascinating Inside the Writer Studio type chats on Writerspace… okay, its a perverted free for all. And I missed one chat, just one, and my readers went wild and demanded that I create How Not to Date a Changeling as an addition to the series. Several people were dispatched to inform me that I would be writing this book and BLAM, history… and abused changelings, were made. *g*
3: What genre does your book come under?
Believe it or not, In the Red Zone is M/M Contemporary… Yes, the gay light bondage sex with real… well as real as I could make them, minor league foot ball players! WOOT! Sexy man on man smexy action here! No powers, aliens or shape shifting sheep. It was a hard reach for me, but I think I pulled it off! LOL
Now How Not to Date a Changeling… long titles on this series… is paranormal contemporary… magic fae folk and that’s the way we like it, un huh, un huh! LOL
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
ACK! I don’t know!… Welll if I had to guess and you insist, yes I know, you do you do…
Shemar Moore as Dolton and Channing Tatum as Dean… Oh man, that’s hot! LOL
As for How Not to Date a Changeling, I see Parker Hurly as Taylor Martin and Gabrielle Union as Cordelia…
Okay, so maybe I put a little thought into it! LOL
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
For In the Red Zone…Hot Hungry bondage sex beats out ignorance ever time.
And for HNTDA Changeling… my carpal tunnel was acting up typing that over and over… Beware the screams from next door, for a hot horny changeling might make you a sex slave. LOL
6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
Publised by Independent Publishers… Total E Bound and Changeling Press… two of my many awesome publishing houses…and yes that sucking sound was me sucking up hard! LOL
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Two weeks on both books. I can work hard when motivated and Wendi is scary. LOL
8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Well for In the Red Zone… other two books in the Anthology…Making the Pass and Crossing the Line. *g*
And for HNTDA Changeling… I can’t think of any book like it. It deals with some complex issues that I hope I brought across in as sensitive and non offensive way as possible.
9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Wendi’s whip  and that awesome photo of those footballers kissing surrounded by their team. I would post it but I am afraid to be sued. LOL
And for Changeling… reader wrath! I admit it, I am scared of my readers. They are awesome but I don’t want to test them! LOL Kidding, Loves! I love you all!
10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
It’s a Stephanie Burke book! And that mean its filled with fun and adventure, a laugh or two, a workable moral, and as always, a happy ending. *g*