Monday, January 10, 2011

Get in Shift Shape with Guest Blogger Laura Tolomei

Win a copy of VisionQuest and meet author Laura Tolomei today at the Book Boost.

Here's what she had to say about Shape Shifting...

It’s an experience to be lived for sure and not of your usual kind. Unlike many other shape shifting stories, mine focuses on the connection between the shifters and a special person without whom no shift can take place. And their connection must run as deep as it can get in order for it to work.

So the sex between Ilenio and Lord Brahany is intense because it touches their souls, not just their bodies, just like the head talking that allows them to communicate even when one is in its
eagle form.

But the story also has the traits of a horror-mystery because it’s set in medieval times approximately around the time of Dracula, which is also the source of my inspiration. In fact, I crafted it around the time I visited Dracula’s castle, or what’s believed to be it, in Romania, and the its dark allure got to me so fast I couldn’t wait to set it on paper. So here
it is!

Shapeshifting never sounded better!

A Note from the Book Boost: Thanks for joining us today and sharing your story with us. That cover is beyond gorgeous. Hope you make many sales! Please give us a blurb and excerpt.


It wasn’t till he took me to his bed and made love to me, for the first time—no competition between us, no unspoken challenge, no master-slave, no blood, no death, nothing but intense emotions overwhelming me with the sheer power of his feelings, a sea so deep, a tide so strong I thought I’d drown as he took me face up, raising my legs above his shoulders and plunging deep before preying on my mouth, too, in a never-ending kiss that took my breath, not to mention my resolve, away—that in spite of everything, I gave him what he wanted most, my soul in its entirety, for I knew right there and then I was sealing my destiny forever.

Excerpt (edited for content):

“Sorry, Brahany, I came tonight hoping to forget about him for a while.”

“And have some fun in the process?” The gray eyes flashed in understanding.

“Exactly.” Alexiander grinned, immediately fixing his gaze on me.

“And I think I know who your choice is.”

Licking his lips, my master followed his direction.

They were talking about me like I wasn’t even there, standing so close they could’ve touched me had they wanted. Actually,
what I read in the metal-gray eyes when I glanced at him from under my lids, was something entirely different from plain sex, as if a thought had just struck him and he couldn’t wait to put it to the test.

“I must admit he’s tempting. And his ass—”

“Is yours if you wanted it.”

Half aroused, half surprised, Lord Bharton’s eyes blazed with unsuppressed lust. “So I can have him?”

“You can at one condition.”

Reluctantly, Alexiander turned to face my master. “What is it?”

“That we share him together.”

“Sure, why not?” And a slow, smug smile curved the young man’s lips probably at the possibilities the Seigneuros had just
opened up.

"But, Master, we should be leaving on patrol in just—

"I don’t recall asking your opinion. Now set down the tray and follow us.

And since he was the master, I obeyed.

In his private quarters, he made me stand with my back to Alexiander. “Perhaps you haven’t noticed his best feature…”

slapped both buttocks hard. “Besides the ass, I mean.” Freeing the tight bun of hair I usually kept tied, the long strands tumbled down in a mass. Like I said, they were a nobleman’s privilege, so even if Lord Brahany had not required me to cut them, I didn’t offend the public sense by parading them around.

“By the gods, he looks like one of us!” Alexiander’s shocked tone gave me the measure of how much I defied conventions and
the length to which my master had allowed me to go.

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To be eligible to win a copy of VisionQuest, you must answer these questions and leave your contact information in the comments section of this blog. Contest deadline 11:59 p.m. (CST) January 16, 2011.

Contest Questions from Laura:

What do you think of my books in general? If you read anyone of them, did it leave something behind, and if so, did it enhance their reading pleasure or reduced it?


ladydi6497 said...

Laura, I have not read any of your books. I have heard a lot through a chat you had at BethWylde and I cannot wait to read them. I believe that every book leaves a mark behind. The content/context is what determines if it increases or decreases the pleasure.

desitheblonde said...

hi have not read them but the cover and blurb you have are great i would blog on the a lot i am blogging idiot now and reading up to book a day so it would not take me long i think i get into them totaly

Anonymous said...

Well, unfortunately, I haven't read any of your work, but seeing as how this book is about shape shifters, I am very much looking forward to hearing more about it.

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Kylia said...

I'll admit I haven't read any of your books, but Visionquest is definitely intriguing me.


She said...

I've only read one of your books, Roman Seduction. I loved the ancient Rome setting. I am fascinated by that time and you captured it beautifully. I've been following your postings on your Visionquest series. Sounds fantastic!

judiebabie said...

I have read your stories and I think that they're freakin HOT! The story left me wanting more! It enhanced it cause it made me want to ask for more books!

Laura Tolomei said...

To receive a free download of Visionquest, please send me a mail with your addrss at lalla _ gatta (at) yahoo (dot) com.