Thursday, April 11, 2013

Interview: His Desire, Her Surrender by Malia Mallory

I have Malia Mallory author of His Desire, Her Surrender joining me today. Let's get to know her a little better!

 Malia, can you tell us a little about yourself?

I've been writing for a very long time but first published in 2011. I'm a relatively new mother so that means busy days and less sleep than I'm used to. I try to write the type of stories that I enjoy reading - stories with interesting characters and emotion that grabs your heart.

Did you always want to be an author?

Yes and no. It crossed my mind many times but always seemed so overwhelming. I pursued other career opportunities for many years. However, in the last few years I have gotten serious about trying to publish and build my author platform.

Did anyone in your life influence you or encouraged you to be a writer?

I always got positive responses to my writing as a student. My high school English teacher in particular tried to encourage me to keep writing creative fiction. However, I moved off in a different direction and for many years simply wrote for my own enjoyment. Now, I am very encouraged by the emails and messages I get from readers who tell me they enjoyed my work. These little notes encourage me to keep at it.

What is your writing atmosphere like?

Chaotic! I'm with my daughter most of the day and she is an infant. Therefore, not much gets done during that time. I get a slice of time after she is asleep. Sometimes I write in the living room and sometimes I actually write in the nursery. I don't have a dedicated spot. I like to play music while I'm working. I find it relaxing and it also drowns out the noisy neighbors!

What is your favorite aspect or writing? Least Favorite?

I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment when something is completed and published. I also have enjoyed meeting so many wonderful authors. My least favorite thing is trying to carve out the time to be as productive as I would like.

What book are you currently promoting?

My newest release is His Desire, Her Surrender. It is an erotic romance that completes the story of Marcus and Tabitha that began in His Need, Her Desire.

How did you come up with the story line?

Tabitha meets Marcus in Hawaii while she is on vacation. Though I live in Hawaii, I had vacation on the brain and began thinking about how much fun a couple could have here and how intrinsically romantic Hawaii can be. In addition, I envisioned Tabitha as a rather spunky heroine. Marcus intimidates her at times, but she doesn't let him completely overwhelm her.

Is this book part of a series?

His Desire, Her Surrender is the second book in the Dominating BDSM Billionaires Series. The first book was His Need, Her Desire. The first two books are both about the relationship between Tabitha and Marcus. I'm working now on book three, which is about Marcus's brother, Jonah. I have tentatively entitled it Her Wish, His Command. The BDSM elements in the series are relatively light.

How do you choose your characters names?

I try to keep track of names that I've used so readers don't get confused. I do have some characters that have appeared in more than one book. I pick something that fits the personality of the character. I also make sure I don't have too many similar names in the same story.

Tell me something about you that may shock your readers?

While most of my writing is completely fictional, there are occasional scenes that draw a bit from my experiences. I'll let you guess which ones!

Now let’s have some fun!

Do you prefer Milk Chocolate or Dark?

Milk chocolate - no question.

Coffee or Tea?

For whatever reason, I can't get past the bitterness of coffee. I do occasionally drink herbal tea.

Vodka or Tequila?

Vodka - I find when mixed in a drink, it doesn't have a strong alcohol taste.

Romance or Thriller?

Romance! Of course J

Mystery or Horror?
I do read the occasional mystery, so I'll go with that.

His Desire, Her Surrender by Malia Mallory

Sequel to His Need, Her Desire.

Tabitha Quinn's Hawaii vacation was anything but ordinary. Dominant billionaire Marcus Granger saved her life, swept her into his bed, and then left her heartbroken. Now she's back in New York, mourning the man she's sure she'll never see again.

Marcus may have left handprints on her skin, but Tabitha's left handprints on his heart: he tracks her down, and they resume the sizzling affair they began in the islands.

Tabitha belongs to Marcus body and soul in bed, but she worries she doesn't belong in his high-stakes world. They've already dodged a murder attempt, and now Marcus is fighting off a competitor's takeover. When the rival company obtains critical information, suspicion falls on Tabitha. She has to prove she's innocent--and worthy to wear Marcus's collar.


Marcus tapped his stomach. "I don't know about you, but I'm getting hungry. If you fix something, I'll reward you later. Deal?"
"Sure." Tabitha pulled chicken from the refrigerator as Marcus left her to find her way around the kitchen. She planned to cook something quick and easy on the stovetop. She located onions, chopped them and tossed them into a sauté pan. Further searching turned up rice and spices. A little saffron and cardamom and she'd have something tasty.
Once everything was in the pan, she tracked down the makings of a salad. That would do, she thought, chicken and rice with salad. Simple but appetizing.
As she set the table, Marcus reappeared, towels in hand. "I thought you might want one for sitting." He spread one on the chair at the head of the table and the other on the chair to the side.
Tabitha handed Marcus the salad bowl. "This whole nudity thing. I'm not sure if I'd get used to it. Might get chilly."
Marcus stole a carrot slice out of the salad and tossed it in his mouth. "I imagine so. But it can be a fun change of pace."
"Yes." Tabitha brought the chicken and rice to the table, and they settled in.
Marcus gazed on the food with appreciation. "This is great. I'm starving."
"I hope you like it. I make it quite often."
Marcus placed one hand on her thigh as he took a bite with the other.
Tabitha's fork stopped in mid-air as heat flooded her. She was glad for the towel underneath her. The last thing she wanted was to stain the upholstery.
Marcus massaged her skin and slid his hand between her thighs.
Tabitha set down her fork. "Marcus!"
He continued eating. "Yes?"
"I can't eat when you do that."
"You can't?" He took another bite of chicken, clearly enjoying it. His fingers searched her intimate recesses.
Tabitha pursed her lips, displaying an amused frown. "No. I'm too distracted."
"Mmm. That is unfortunate. This meal is wonderful."
"It's hard to think about eating right now."
Marcus maintained his innocent air while he explored her moistening skin. "Really? I'm having no trouble at all." He ingested another bite.

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His Need, Her Desire

Tabitha Quinn didn't come to Hawaii to be spanked. But when vacationing businessman Marcus Granger saves her from drowning, they begin an affair that moves from the beach to the bedroom and straight into an experience Tabitha's never had before: dark-haired, blue-eyed Marcus is a dominant, and spanking is just the beginning. The sex is intense, the emotion even more so, until they both must decide if this is a holiday fling or the real thing.

About the Author:

Malia Mallory lives in Hawaii with her husband and daughter. She's been working with words since alphabet blocks rolled into her crib, not only writing her own work but copy editing and proofreading the work of others. She has loved to read about relationships since she first sneaked off with her mother's Harlequin.

Malia Mallory is the best-selling author of The ABCs of Erotica series, which covers the erotic spectrum from BDSM to ménage and everything in between. More releases in the series are on the way. She has also released the Mia's Cop Craving series and Santa's Backdoor Baby. Malia’s books have hit the bestselling erotica lists at both Amazon and iTunes. Her books are available in electronic format at major retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Sony, Diesel, Smashwords and AllRomance Books.

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  1. Enjoyed the interview and excerpt wish Malia all the best with it