Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Some Sweet Caroline Loving & Giveaway with Lissa Matthews

If you were with me Friday... you know I am very excited (okay hot and bothered.... ~ over this ABsolutely hot cover) to have the lovely Ms. Lissa Matthews in my lair!!!!!!

So ladies, grab a cup of ICE Cold water and settle down (make sure to have your blood pressure machines handy... this is going to get hot)...

Welcome Ms. Lissa to the Lair! I am so excited to have you here!!

Can you please tell us a little something about yourself that we will not find anywhere else?

There is nothing I can tell you that you can't find anywhere else. That would compromise all sorts of secret naughtiness!

But did you not know at the Hussy Lair, we thrive on naughty secrets, hee hee... come on... give us something here...... 

I cannot. I am sworn to secrecy...by real life

Okay, you are evil... well... then... can you tell us something about who Lissa Matthews really is??

She's the naughtiest, kinkiest, totally believingest in fairy tales and happily ever afters girl!

You still believe in fairy tale ends?

I do believe in fairy tale endings!

Do all of your books end with a fairy tale ending or at least a Happy Ever After ending??

They usually have a happily ever after is coming around the bend off the page ending. I end with promises of tomorrow, of more... With some books it's left up to the imagination of the reader to define what is happily ever after.

Tell us a little about your newest release, Sweet Caroline, besides the cover being extraordinarily yummy?

Yes, the cover is deliciously yummy... i love it! Oh hell, i love him!
Buck is a general contractor turned handyman all to get close to Caroline... he knows of her naughty past at the persuasion of her ex-husband, but that's not what draws him...
To find out about what does draw him, you'll have to read it!

So... Buck is a naughty man, huh **waggles eyebrows**??

Oh Buck is a very very naughty man...

Damn, okay.. I know you are nothing going to give us more on Buck...  What about Caroline, can you tell us a little about her...?

She's adorable...she's slightly older than Buck, just as naughty as him, and even though her marriage failed, she has hopes that one day after she gets her new life on track that she'll meet someone. She's creative, warm, loving, and again, very naughty!

There is that word again... naughty..  can you give us something... anything... how about a teaser of the book... just  a couple of "naughty" quotes?

It's best if you just read the warning for the book...
Warning: In this book, there are sightings of glass dildos, leather belt bindings, nipple rings, wicked clamps, cherry cheesecake and a hot, yummy handyman-type guy who’s really good with his hands…
Oh and what Buck does with the cherry topping leftover from the cheesecake, well...

You are wickedly naughty; but I like your style, lol.....
So, I am assuming writing Sweet Caroline was a piece of cherry cheesecake??

It was a piece of something...sweet.

Okay, now I am getting hungry for some cheesecake, lol.
And I see you are tight lip about any juicy details... So.. let's talk about you ad your writing.
How long have you been writing?

I started writing inappropriate stories when i was a teenager. I did reach a period of time where i tried to write not quite so naughty, but that didn't last long. I can't not write hot, sexy, naughty...

And boy am I ever so glad that you can not not write that way... the stories would be oh so boring!!

I love what I do, what I write... I am not bothered by it, nor embarrassed by it. I know some people have a very poor view of romance authors, erotic romance authors, but that's their problem...

That has come up in blog posts and in reviews... that some people think some romance/erotic books are merely smut or sex, but isn't that why we read... to escape everyday life, to live out fantasies... Or gather ideas for our significant others! **Wicked grins** For those that condemn or just have nasty things to say about those writers or their writing... I say stick to your children books and leave the adults books to me!

Sorry for my personal rant during your time.... Okay back on track...
Reflecting back on Sweet Caroline's cover... (because I simply can not get enough of that man), how well do you think the cover reflects your story?

Oh he's all Buck, (maybe a little more perfect, but if you look at his hands unbuckling his belt, oh yeah, he's all Buck).

Cuz you know for us cover hussy's (yea, I raised my hand)... we love our covers smoking hot... And I have seen some reviews where they actually discuss the cover. What is your take on the cover issue?

My editor and I fought hard for this cover... I love sexy covers, not skanky covers, but hot sexy covers. 8 out of 10 times I'd rather a hot delicious guy alone on the cover, but sometimes there's a cover with a female that i just think is beautiful, like the Shelley Munro cover at Samhain that comes out the same day as Sweet Caroline is just sexy as hell

I totally agree with you... but then I am partial to hot covers, lol. Covers out of the way.. what about blurbs.. how important is that for you - as an author and reader?

The blurbs are honestly as important as the cover to me. If i can't find interest in the blurb, the cover isn't going to matter one bit. I have to be curious about the book and the blurb does that ...the cover is only part of it.

Well Ms. Lissa, it has been a real treat to have you here. Is there any thing you want to leave us with....

It was nice coming over to the lair.... How 'bout a giveaway?

$10 gift card to the cheesecake factory and a copy of Sweet Caroline
The giveaway will end............ May 7th!  Winner will be announced May 9th!!!!
Open international!!! Just leave a comment or question for Ms. Lissa and you are entered!
Leave your email address so that we may get in touch with you.
Just cuz I can not get enough of this cover... I got the original... hee heee.. Isn't he hot!!!!

This is what is coming up for Ms. Lissa!!!!!! She is a busy little bee!
Tuesday, April 27th, Sweet Caroline from Samhain Publishing

Tuesday, May 11th, Stick Shift from Loose Id

Tuesday, June 1st, The Swing from Ellora's Cave

Wednesday, June 2nd, Carnal Ecstasy from Ellora's Cave (link coming soon)

She is about as wicked at me!!! Go visit her....
To visit her website go --->> here.
Or hit up her blog spot --->> here.
And leave her a note... she loves to hear from you guys!!!
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  1. I love the cover and the book sounds really great. Your books are always a great read and reread. When writing this story did you ever want the story to go one way but Buck and Caroline want it to go another way? Was Buck modeled after anyone that you know?


  2. Hey Sherry, thanks for coming over!
    Isn't Ms. Lissa's story just that good!
    Hope you have a great day!

  3. Hi Sherry!

    Buck was not modeled after anyone I know. He's completely original. I did expect a different direction for them, but they chose their own path to getting to where they ended up.

    The cheesecake scenes came completely from them.

  4. Oh wow! I didn't even realize he was unbuckling his belt. I was so busy look at those wet glistening droplets!

    Miranda ~ SweetVernal Zephyr

  5. Count me in on this one! I actually work for a commercial construction company! Lol none of our men look like Buck though :'( Dangit! This book sounds great and I can't wait to get my paws on it!


  6. Ohhh..this book sounds delicious :)
    Drooling over the cover,I could stare at it all day :D
    Is there any part in the story,now that its published, you wish you could go back and tweak :) a bit?

  7. Loved reading the excerpt for this book and I'm drooling over the cover!

    lilazncutie1215 @yahoo.com

  8. As soon as I saw the cover I wanted to know more about the book. From what I've read so far the story is just as interesting. Looking forward to reading one.


  9. Yea for release day, Lissa. Great job on the warning and the cover pic, just the perfect amount of sexy. Can't wait to read the cheese cake scenes, and what a great contest prize idea.

    Wishing you many sales!!


  10. hi again!!!

    Elaine, I always want to go back and tweak completed and published manuscripts.

    I hope those of you that read it, like it.

  11. Not entering, but I'll mention this Thursday!!

    *afraid to admit that the cover model's veininess freaks me out*

    Oh! My veri word is hotsie. Hee hee.

  12. Hi Lissa and Cecile great interview and a very hot read it sounds like! LOVE that cover! Oh if handymen really looked like that...

  13. Lissa! Thanks for coming over here today!! I absolutely love your characters!

    And ladies, let me just tell you that after that cheesecake part... It will make you think completely different about it!! In a whole new light... and all I can say is YUM!!

    Sweet! Honey, thanks for coming over!! Oh... he is definitely unbuckling his belt... he is getting ready for me!!! LMBO!!!
    A girl can dream right!

    Monroe Dawson ~ hey honey!!!! Honey, if construction men looked like Buck... I would sign up for that job in a heartbeat!!!!!!!!!

    elaing8!!! Hey honey! This book is delicious! This cover is absolutely yummy....

    jeanette8042! Hey hon! I am glad you came! This is one hot book!

    Leni! Hi, it is nice to meet you! I hope you stay around! Oh Ms. Lissa has some awesome covers and the story is just as hot if not hotter!!! Thanks for coming!

    Cathy M! Hi there! Welcome to the Lair! I hope you stick around! Thanks for coming over to show some support to Ms. Lissa!!! IT is nice to be surrounded by friends!!

    Chris! Thanks for coming over hon! It means a lot to have support of friends! Thanks! Lmbo... don't be afraid... now you are making me go check out the cover again... Something I do at least 5 times within the hour, lol!!!
    Love the ver word!!! LMBO!

  14. JennJ! Hey honey! Thanks for coming over! I was getting worried that my blogger was acting up! It would not show the update of the new post. It means a lot to me that you came over! And girl... if handymen really looked like... I think I will find more home improvements!!!

  15. I'm with Cecile, I have to go check the cover out...again. And probably again after that just to see if he in any way freaks me out... Grins...

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  17. I love love the cover!! He is Definitely worth fighting over....I mean fighting for!! Hehehe. Looking forward to reading your newest book. Wow, you are one busy lady. Thank you for giving us so many great stories.

    mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

  18. I'm late, but I'm here!

    Love the cover, hon! The story sounds awesome as well!

    Thanks for that taste of heaven, Cecile!


  19. Mitzi, thank you. (Mind if I use your comment here in a blog post tomorrow?)

    Hawk... better late than never! He is worth fighting over, fighting for, and damn I'd even fight with him for the make-up sex! grins... But, that's probably just me.

  20. Love the cover!! I just love finding new authors to me at least, Thanks Cecile for posting this. I have to go now and empty my drool bucket, you just put it on overload today lol

  21. I love new to me readers! Nice to meet you Laurie, Monroe, Elaine, Jeanette, Leni, Chris, JennJ, Hawk.

    Thanks though to all of you that posted! I appreciate all the support and kind words.


  22. All I can say is WOW!!! Sounds like a nice hot read and the cover... *wiping the drool off my chin* Awesome interview! Have you ever had a dream that has become one of your books?


  23. I am working on one now, Courtney. It was a dream and when I woke up I thought it might make a really good hot little story.

  24. Mitzi H.!! Hey there!! How are you?! I am with you on loving this cover up!! It is yummy delicious! OR shall I say finger licking good. Okay... I have not licked my computer screen ~ yet. ROFLMBO!
    But it is hot!

    Houston A.W. Knight!! I will take you any way you get here!! That so does not sound right, lol!! But you know what I mean! =)
    I am jut glad and thankful that you are here honey! Ms. Lissa is awesome!

    Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance), Hey honey!!! Thanks for coming over!!! Isn't that cover just freaking drool worthy! And I am sooo with you on finding new authors! You have given me so many... thought I would return the favor, lol! =)

    Lissa, you will love my peeps, they are awesome!!!! The ladies that come here freaking rock apples!!!

    Hell Kat!! Courtney, thanks for coming over! Ms. Lissa is absolutely wonderful!! And wow...girl, I am still drooling over that cover.. and trying to fight Ms. Lissa for it!!!! LMBO!

    OHhhhh Lissa, I can not wait to see what this one is about.... If you dreamed it and thought it was a hot little story!!! I simply can not wait!

  25. I have been meaning to come back here for two days to tell you that after reading your last post on Sweet Caroline I had to search it out. I have been a really "good" girl lately and have been reading only books that if found by my mother I would not be mortified...Ok I think I have to throw in the exception for Full Exposure. My Trashy side needs a fix and Sweet Caroline sounds like it will do the trick! And now that I have completed the book that I started at the beginning of the month I can start it and take my fill.

    Great Post ladies!!!

  26. Wow, that's a muscly guy ;) I'd love to read a construction story!

    pspinney at cox dot net

  27. Heather D!!! Hey honey!!!! You know what they say... All work and no play can make a Heather a boring person, lmbo. I could not resist! Girl... you know your evil side wants to come out and play.. especially with this book!!! Ohhh man is all I have to say!!!!!!
    Thanks for coming over honey!! I have missed ya!!!

    Patti!! Hey honey! Thanks for coming over today!!! If you love construction.... hummm... just the cover was enough to sell me to this book.... But I love a good handy man story... and believe me, Buck is anything but just a handyman!!!!!

  28. Thanks Heather D for coming over! This is one smoking hot book!!!!

  29. Hi, Heather, Patti! Nice to meet both of you and Heather, I'm glad you went to search out my book. I do hope you enjoy it!


  30. :) Hello party ladies! :) Loved the interview but especially loved your response to the people who don't agree with what you write. Strong independent women, woot woot!

    Can't wait to check out your new title, it looks great.

    rachie2004 @ yahoo (d0t) com

  31. RachieG! Hey there! Welcome! I am glad that you enjoyed the interview! Ms. Lissa is a woot to work with!! I love her personality and her writing style!!! Thanks for coming over!

  32. Great interview.
    Love the cover.
    Have this book on my wish list. Can't wait til the budget stops screaming in agony.

  33. Beth! Hi there, welcome! Thanks for coming over today. Ms. Lissa is one to make sure you get above anything. Her reads are amazing awesome!!!

    And believe me, I know what you mean about the budget!!!!
    Thanks for coming and have a great day!

  34. I lurvvvvve this cover! Talk about yummy! All that talk about naughty has made me really want to read this book. Sounds like a great story.


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With hugs, love and smiles... Cecile

My Fictional Smutty Boyfriend.... =)