Skye Jordan is celebrating her new release Reckless with a pretty fancy blog tour. Did you get a look at the prizes she has below? I have Skye here with us today for some questions about why she started writing erotic romance and about her book Reckless. Oh, and don’t leave before checking out the awesome prizes below!
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Interview with Skye Jordan:
Amy (with So Many Reads): Thanks for joining us today, Skye. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Skye: Hi! And thanks for having me! I’m a USA Today bestselling author writing uber-hot, contemporary romance as Skye Jordan. I love the super sexy genre and am excited to be able to branch out and share my writing with a whole new group of readers!
Amy: What got you started writing erotic romance?
Skye: My romantic suspense romance grew hotter as my series developed and I found myself pulling back from the super-hot sex to suit the genre, even though that’s what my characters wanted and needed. I wanted to branch out and explore the challenge of writing more sexually charged works without interfering with my suspense brand…and Skye Jordan was born.
Amy: It seems many times, those that haven’t read erotic romance seem to think it is just about sex. What would you tell them in order for them to give it a try?
Skye: I’ve found that erotic romances are extremely emotionally charged because of the way the relationships develop. What I find really fun about erotic romance is that it’s a twist on how a couple finds romance. In the traditional romance, a couple develops a relationship based on attraction through similar likes, values, etc. and sexual attraction grows from there. In erotic romance, the couple is initially attracted by the sex, and the relationship develops from what the couple discovers about each other during the sexual relationship. So in the end, the characters are generally dealing with deeply seated, private often secret personal issues that we all deal with everyday. This creates a gripping read because we all want to know how the character overcomes these unique and personal roadblocks to happiness.
Amy: Who are some authors of erotic romance you would recommend?
Skye: Roni Loren, Lauren Dane, Shayna Black, Olivia Cunning… All are deep storytellers and their books, while extremely sexy, also tell an emotional story about the couple, their individual issues, and how they overcome those to be together.
Amy: Can you tell us about Reckless and the hero and heroine in the story?
Skye: Jax and Lexi are people who have suffered personal strife at opposite ends of the scale — Lexi, born into poverty, struggles with her fear of returning to that life which pushes her toward success at the expense of true happiness; Jax, born into wealth, struggles with a sense of decreased self-worth because of the sense of obligation to live up to others’ expectations and pushes himself toward success as a way to validate his authenticity. Their ingrained expectations from childhood hinder them from finding their true loves — even when then find them in each other. I’ve loved working through Jax and Lexi’s issues in this story — helping them find a way to happiness while retaining their unique selves by altering some of their preconceived ideas.
Amy: What do you want readers to take away from Reckless?
Skye: Reckless is about living out that fantasy of taking a risk, having it pay off better than you ever expected and finding a fantasy happily ever after. I hope readers find Reckless a fun escape to reality and makes them ponder those fabulous what-ifs life presents everyday.
Amy: Thanks for joining us today, Skye! I wish you the best of luck with your new release and I look forward to reading it!
Skye: Thanks for having me — very fun interview! I love telling people about Jax and Lexi!
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About the book/series:
Title: Reckless (Renegades, #1)
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: 4.5/5
Publisher: Cygnet Books
Publishing Date: August 2013
Series: The Renegades, #1
Format: Digital + Print coming soon
A couture wedding dress designer to the rich and famous, Lexi LaCroix’s image means everything. But crossing paths with a sexier-than-sin, bad-boy biker makes Lexi realize how much living she’s sacrificed for her success and one touch is all it takes to threaten her carefully choreographed life. When that touch fills far more than just Lexi’s physical needs, she finds herself torn between the career she needs and the bad-boy she craves.
Jax Chamberlin gave up the superficial life of acting for the thrill of running his own stunt company years ago. But a recent betrayal proves he’s still too close to the limelight to find a woman who doesn’t plan to use him as a stepping-stone to success. When the charming and mysterious Lexi offers him a totally anonymous hook-up during an out of town trip, Jax accepts. Only Lexi is more sextacular than charming, and Jax wants more.
But Lexi’s got a major hang-up over his renegade lifestyle, and Jax isn’t willing to change his ways. Especially not when he discovers who she really is. Because if she finds out his connections could catapult her to the top of her career, he’s afraid the fantasy woman he’s falling for might just end up like all the other gold-diggers. And this time, it’s not just his bad-boy reputation at risk, but his heart, too.
About the Renegades Series:
Reckless is the first book of a trilogy series: Renegades.
The rough and ready stuntmen of Renegades are experts in the fine art of death and destruction on the big screen. The best of the worst. When it comes to tearing it down or blowing it up, no one can do it better, faster or with more flare than a Renegades’ bad-boy on a mission. When it comes to pleasing a women, no one can do it with more intensity or eroticism than that bad-boy with the need. And while women come hot and fast for the sexy Renegades, holding on to the right woman may be the hardest stunt they’ve ever had to pull off.
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Meet Author Skye Jordan:
My Skye Jordan novels are all about enjoying that little wild streak we all have, but probably don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we usually don’t get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, playing naughty and maybe even acting a little wicked. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.
And, yes, even love. Because even as Skye Jordan I’m just a happily ever after kinda gal. (Or, in some cases, happily for the foreseeable future.)
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|To celebrate the release of RECKLESS, Skye is gifting:
To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter forms below. Full terms and conditions, prize details and eligibility can be found on the “Terms” located on the widgets.
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