Writer Wednesday: Rebound with Sabrina York

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Welcome Kristi and Cam. Can you tell us a little about yourselves?

KRISTI: I’m Kristi Cross and this is Cam Jackson.

CAM: I’m a computer programmer—

K: A computer genius.

C: You just say that because you have yet to figure out how to work Facebook.

K: Shut up.

C: Seriously. I have to stop by her store once a week or so just to unscramble everything she’s enabled on her phone.

K: I’m technologically challenged. So sue me.

What kind of store do you have?

K: A book and coffee.

C: She loves books.

K: And coffee.

C: And the coffee grinder is the old fashioned kind.

K: Because, did I mention? Technologically challenged?

C: Best coffee in Seattle, though. And that’s saying a lot.

Seattle? Have you always lived there?

C: Oh yeah. We both went to the University of Washington.

K: Loved it.

Was that how you met?

C: Yep. There was a group of us living on the 7th floor of McCarty Hall.

K: Called ourselves the “Dawgs.”

C: We’re still friends with our dorm-mates. We all share a vacation house on Tryst Island.

THEY SHARE A STEAMY GLANCE.

Tryst Island? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it.

C: It’s our nickname for it.

K: Short for Trystacomseh Island. It’s in the San Juans.

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Oh, it’s beautiful there.

C: It is.

THE GLANCE HEATS UP EVEN MORE.

Ahem. So. Was it love at first sight?

KRISTI LAUGHS. Probably.

CAM QUIRKS A BROW. Only probably?

K: We met during the playoffs…I doubt he even noticed I was a female.

CAM, UNDER HIS BREATH: Oh, I noticed.

The…playoffs?

C: Our group gathered every weekend in the Fall in the lounge on our floor to watch football.

K: Mostly yell at the screen.

C: Only when the Dawgs were losing. Anyway, one Saturday, I turned around and there she was. HE CHUCKLES. Wearing her pajamas.

KRISTI WRINKLES HER NOSE. It was a nightshirt. The only thing I had with a Husky logo.

C: She was adorable.

KRISTI SMACKS HIM ON THE SHOULDER. Why didn’t you make a move then?

C: Hello. You had a boyfriend.

KRISTI GLOWERS AT THE INTERVIEWER. We wasted so much time. We both had crushes on each other.

C: And you had a boyfriend.

SHE SNORTS. You had a girlfriend. Always. Anyway, we both had these ridiculous crushes.

C: And both pretended we were just friends.

What changed?

K: We played a game of Hearts.

A game of Hearts?

CAM GRINS. Tell her what we played for.

KRISTI BLUSHES. You tell her. It was your idea.

C: A kiss. It was genius on my part, really. See, if she lost, she had to kiss me. If I lost, I had to kiss her.

K: He lost.

CAM WAGGLES A BROW. Either way, I won. Like I said. Genius.

KRISTI NODS. I did mention he was a genius.

C: An evil genius. And you liked the kiss.

SHE BLUSHES. I did.

SO Kristi, what is your worst quality?

KRISTI MAKES A FACE: I wish I was skinnier.

C: What? Are you crazy? You’re perfect. HE TUGS HER CLOSER AND NIBBLES ON HER NECK.

K: I should lose weight. Maybe I should go on a diet.

CAM’S EXPRESSION DARKENS. Don’t even joke about it. I love everything about you. Just as you are.

A MISCHEVIOUS EXPRESSION FLITS OVER KRISTI’S FACE. Everything?

C: Everything.

K: Even my…frisky side?

C: Especially that.

K: Then when are you going to let me try that…thing Holt mentioned?

A TELLING FLUSH CREEPS UP CAM’S NECK. I have no idea what you’re talking about.

K: Don’t you? SHE LEANS OVER AND WHISPERS SOMETHING IN HIS EAR. HIS FACE GOES BEET RED.

CAM, TO THE INTERVIEWER: Can we change the subject?

This seems interesting…

CAM: Please?

HE IS JUST TOO ADORABLE WHEN HE BEGS, SO THE INTERVIEWER RELENTS.  Alright. Kristi, what is Cam’s worst quality?

KRISTI LAUGHS. Other than the fact that he cheats at Hearts?

CAM PUTS OUT A LIP. Only to lose. Only for a kiss.

KRISTI CUPS HIS CHEEK. I was kidding, darling. I love that you tricked me into kissing you. And I loved everything that happened after that. Mostly, I love that we found each other.

HE GAZES INTO HER EYES. Me too.

So, if you could have one wish come true, what would it be and why?

KRISTI (STILL MOONING AT CAM): It already has.

C: Undoubtedly.

KRISTI SIGHS. But honestly? If I could have one other wish come true, I would wish my sister Bella could find what we’ve found.

CAM WRAPS HIS ARM AROUND HER SHOULDER. She will. When the time is right. You’ll see.

K: I hope so. She deserves…this.

CAM KISSES KRISTI.  FOR A LONG TIME. WHEN HE FINALLY PULLS AWAY, HE MURMURS SOFTLY, Everyone deserves this. Everyone.

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Welcome Sabrina! Tell us a little about yourself!
I am excited to announce that I am celebrating my one year anniversary as a published author. In this year I’ve sold more than fifteen titles and garnered some pretty awesome reviews.  It’s been an exciting journey.

I wanted to do something special to celebrate, and I decided a self published series was a great way to do that. I wrote Rebound, the first book in my new Tryst Island Series, and enrolled it in Amazon’s Kindle Prime program, because I wanted to be able to give it away for free once in a while. My next free days will be sometime the first week in May to celebrate my first visit to the RT convention!

What makes your current offering a different and compelling read?
The cool thing about the Tryst Island Series is that it’s about a group of friends. So you meet the same characters over and over again. I worked very hard to make these characters people you would want to hang out with. They’re funny and smart and sexy—and undyingly loyal to each other.

It must have worked. People are already clamoring for Bella’s story. I’ve been scolded for not writing faster.

What keeps you inspired?

For this series? Yeah. Just look at the photo.

What is the most rewarding aspect of writing and/or publishing? The most terrifying/frustrating?

The most rewarding aspect is hearing from readers who love my books. Oh, that never gets old. And the authors I have met? What a wonderful group of ladies. It’s pretty amazing when someone you worship loves your books too! Best selling erotic author Desiree Holt had this to say about Rebound: “You can’t go wrong with a Sabrina York story. You’ll want to take the hero home with you and keep him forever. And the sex? More than you ever dreamed. Get this book today.” 

I know! Right?

*Fans self*

Self publishing was pretty terrifying. Because I had to edit the book, format it and upload it. Fortunately I had a great team to support me.

And wouldn’t you know? Now that I have it all figured out, it’s not scary at all!

What’s next for you?
Dragonfly Kisses (Cassie and Dylan’s Story) is Book 2, and Bella and Holt’s story is the third. And did I mention, there are ten stories in the series? Strap in. It’s gunna be a wild ride.

 

Rebound by Sabrina York

A Tryst Island Erotic Romance

 

Kristi Cross has had the hots for her friend, Cameron Jackson as long as she can remember, but she knows she’s not his type. She’s nothing like the women he dates. So when he suggests they play for a kiss over a game of Hearts, Kristi can’t resist. Even if she loses, she wins. Because she’s finally going to taste him.

Of course, one kiss can quickly become something altogether steamier, especially when both parties are on the rebound…

 

Fall in Love on Tryst Island

When a group of friends share a vacation house, wild hijinks, unexpected hook-ups and steamy sex ensue. And true love. Did I mention they all find true love?  Visit www.sabrinayork.com for more details.

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About Sabrina York

Sabrina is an award winning author of erotic romance with nearly a dozen titles available, ranging from sweet & sexy erotic romance to BDSM to erotic horror. Connect with her on twitter @sabrina_york or Facebook.

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Check out Sabrina’s books and read an excerpt on er webpage (www.sabrinayork.com) or explore on Amazon or at Ellora’s Cave.

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Other Books by Sabrina York

Adam’s Obsession (Erotic Contemporary, Ellora’s Cave)

Dark Fancy (Erotic Regency, Ellora’s Cave)

Extreme Couponing (Erotic Contemporary, Ellora’s Cave)

Five Alarm Fire (Erotic Contemporary for the High Octane Heroes Anthology, Cleis Press)—coming soon

Folly (Erotic Regency, Ellora’s Cave)

Lust Eternal (Erotic Fantasy, Ellora’s Cave) —coming soon

Pushing Her Buttons (Erotic Contemporary, Ellora’s Cave)

Making Over Maris (Erotic Contemporary, Ellora’s Cave) —coming soon

Man Hungry (Erotic Contemporary, Ellora’s Cave)

Rebound: A Tryst Island Erotic Romance (Erotic Contemporary, Available on Amazon)

Rising Green (Erotic Horror, Ellora’s Cave)

Saving Charlotte (Erotic Contemporary for the Smokin’ Hot Firemen Anthology, Cleis Press)

Training Tess (Erotic Contemporary, Ellora’s Cave)

Trickery (Erotic Contemporary with Magical Elements, Ellora’s Cave Hex Line)

Tristan’s Temptation (Erotic Contemporary, Ellora’s Cave)

 

Writer Wednesday: Sabrina York

darkfancy_msrWelcome. Please Introduce yourselves.

JAMES TULLY, EARL OF DARLINGTON NODS. A GOLD-TINGED CURL FLOPS ONTO HIS BROW. I’m James.

THE PETITE BLONDE AT HIS SIDE SMILES AND PATS HIS HAND. And I’m Helena Simpson.

JAMES FROWNS. Helena Simpson…Tully.

SHE GIGGLES. I keep forgetting.

Although I still think of you as Eloise, darling. THEY GAZE INTO EACH OTHER’S EYES UNTIL THE INTERVIEWER BECOMES A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE.

Ahem. Can you tell us a little about yourselves?  

ROUSED FROM HIS REVERIE, JAMES BLINKS. Certainly. While I’m a peer of the realm, I spend a lot of time in the stables. Love a good line.

He has the finest stables in Christendom. HELENA SMILES IMPISHLY. And the most beautiful gardens.

AGAIN WITH THE MOONING.

Soooo…How did you meet? Was it love at first sight?  

JAMES CHUCKLES. It was definitely lust at first sight.

HELENA WRINKLES HER NOSE. First sight? I looked a mess! You see, I’d run away from home and I was hiding in his gardener’s shed. I was wet, bedraggled—

And there was a hank of beef hanging out of her mouth. THIS, JAMES CROWS. It was adorable.

HELENA HUMPHS. I was hungry. A GRUMBLE.

Why were you running away?

Oh! HELENA ROLLS HER EYES. My guardian was forcing me into a marriage with a hideous Lord.

JAMES FROWNS AND MUTTERS UNDER HIS BREATH, Not so hideous.

Hideous! I saw him in Brighton several summers ago. He was fat and bug-eyed and had lips like a landed trout. SHE SHUDDERS. At any rate, I had to run away. And that’s how I met James. My romantic gardener.

You’re a…gardener?

JAMES COLORS. I might have pretended to be a gardener.

Why on earth would a Lord of the Realm pretend to be a gardener?

JAMES AND HELENA EXCHANGE A GLANCE, BUT DON’T ANSWER. THEIR KNOWING SMILES TELL THE TALE, THOUGH.

 All right. Let’s move on. James, what is your most frustrating quality?  

HELENA ANSWERS. He’s stubborn.

I most certainly am not stubborn. THIS HE SAYS WITH A STUBBORN TILT TO HIS SQUARE CHIN.

You are supremely stubborn. And demanding. And occasionally arrogant. And…dominating. FOR SOME REASON, HER VOICE SOFTENS ON THIS LAST WORD. AS DOES HER EXPRESSION. A DELICATE BLUSH RISES ON HER CHEEKS.

JAMES SNORTS. Hardly arrogant. But let’s talk about your most frustrating quality, darling.

Oh. Let’s. SHE SOUNDS DELIGHTED TO DO SO.

Okay. What is Helena’s most frustrating quality? 

It’s not a quality, so much as a habit.

HELENA SNIFFS. I have no habits.

You clap your hands.

SHE BOGGLES. I clap my hands? That’s my most frustrating quality?

JAMES TURNS TO THE INTERVIEWER WITH A DARK LOOK. She claps her hands. It makes her look like a little girl. Do you know how…off-putting that can be? When a man’s in a…certain mood?

Hmm. I can only imagine.

Some men are always in a certain mood. THIS, HELENA OFFERS IN AN ASIDE.

JAMES ADJUSTS HIS CRAVAT. I’ve never heard a complaint about that.

AGAIN, THEIR EYES MEET. WICKED SMILES BLOSSOM.

So.

THE INTERVIEWER MUST INTERJECT.

What is her best quality then?

JAMES GAZES AT HELENA FOR A LONG LONG WHILE BEFORE HE RESPONDS. Everything.

Everything?

Everything. Her face, her voice, certainly her body.

HELENA WRINKLES HER NOSE. I’m tiny.

I love that you’re tiny. I love everything about you, darling.

And I love you.

A QUICK KISS. THEN A LONG ONE. YEAH. A REALLY LONG ONE. THE INTERVIEWER GLANCES AT HER WATCH.

So Helena, what is your favorite thing about James?

SHE DOES NOT HESITATE. His palm. A WHISPER.

WHILE THE INTERVIEWER IS PERPLEXED BY THIS ANSWER, JAMES SEEMS TO UNDERSTAND COMPLETLEY. A DEFINITIVE FIRE BLAZES IN HIS EYE AND HE SHIFTS, AS THOUGH HIS POSITION HAS SUDDENLY BECOME UNCOMFORTABLE.

Hookay… Next question.

THE INTERVIEWER CONSULTS HER LIST.

If you could have one wish come true, what would it be and why?

JAMES STANDS AND GRABS HELENA BY THE HAND. I wish this interview was over. My wife and I need to have…a chat.

HELENA GASPS. TREMBLES VISIBLY. Now, James?

Now, Helena. Right now.

HIS EXPRESSION IS ADAMANT, AND ARROGANT AND DOMINANT AS HELL. SHE DOES NOT DEMUR. WHAT WOMAN WOULD?

AND WHILE HE IS CLEARLY IN A HURRY TO WHISK HIS WIFE AWAY, HE TAKES THE TIME TO BOW OVER MY HAND AND THANK ME FOR THE LOVELY VISIT, AS A TRUE GENTLEMAN WOULD.

AND, AS THEY DISSAPEAR IN A FLURRY OF CRINOLINE AND LACE, I HAVE TO ADMIT…I’M A LITTLE JEALOUS OF HELENA.

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Welcome Sabrina York, Your Royal Hotness. Tell us a little about yourself!
Hello all! Thanks for having me Leta! Well, I’m an award-winning erotic author and while I’ve only been around for a while—my first book came out last April—I’m delighted to report I now have a dozen titles available or coming soon. They range from novels to novellas to short stories—everything from contemporary erotic romance to BDSM to erotic horror.

Yeah. I know. Horror? That one took me by surprise, but writing happens that way sometimes. I can build the characters and the bones of the plot, but the story has its own ideas.

Of course, my passion is for romance so I focus on that. The steamier, the better. And because I am a snarky minx, you might chuckle once in a while.
From your back catalog, do you have a secret favorite? If so which book and why?
My absolute favorite—and I know we’re not supposed to have them!—is Folly. I cut my teeth reading Regency romances as a girl and so it was a real joy to try my hand. Folly was so much fun to write and I fell in love with the characters.

When I finished the manuscript, I was so into that world, James and Helena’s story just flowed right out. And when I finished that one…Edward and Violet came to visit. They nagged me for weeks to write their stories. If all goes well, there will be at least four books in this series and maybe more.

All thanks to Sabrina York’s Folly!

What’s the coolest factoid that you discovered while doing research for this book?
Funny you should ask. I’ve read so many historical romances in my life, I thought I knew everything there was to know about the Regency period. Well, as they say, that’s what you get for thinking!

When Folly went to final line edits the word came back: Silly rabbit, the Tantalus (the ubiquitous feature in every Regency I’ve ever read, where the Lord of the Manor keeps his liquor locked up so the servants cannot snitch it) wasn’t invented until much later.

Another blow to my sexy plots…apparently women didn’t wear pantaloons in the Regency period. Those came along during the much stricter Victorian era. I had to rewrite several key scenes on that revelation.

Trust me, it pays to know your History of Underwear. Especially if you’re writing erotic romance.

Well, I hope I’ve piqued your interest! Dark Fancy is available on Amazon  and at Ellora’s Cave and everywhere-books are sold.

About Sabrina York

Sabrina is an award winning author of erotic romance with over a dozen titles available, ranging from sweet & sexy erotic romance to BDSM to erotic horror. Connect with her on twitter @sabrina_york or Facebook.

Check out Sabrina’s books and read an excerpt on her webpage (www.sabrinayork.com) or explore on Amazon or at Ellora’s Cave.

  • Adam’s Obsession: Contemporary Erotic Romance
  • Extreme Couponing: Contemporary BDSM
  • Folly: Erotic Regency
  • Pushing Her Buttons: Contemporary BDSM
  • Rising Green: Steamy Erotic horror
  • Training Tess: Contemporary BDSM
  • Trickery: Magical Domination
  • Tristan’s Temptation: Contemporary Erotic Romance

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