Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sated by Charity Parkerson w Author Interview!

Sated (Wrecked, #1)
TITLE – Sated
AUTHOR – Charity Parkerson
GENRE – Dark Erotica
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 193 pages/ 40,000
PUBLISHER – Punk & Sissy Publications
COVER ARTIST –  Charity Parkerson for Punk & Sissy’s designs.

(Erotica, Dark Romance, F/M and M/M scenes, Rock Star Romance, Ménage, Sexy Detective, Alpha Male, Supernatural themes)
“Losing her mind wasn’t an experience she enjoyed.”
After a steamy night of passion with a dark stranger, Arbor’s life takes on a surreal edge. Disturbing dreams, lapses in memory, and entire buildings going missing are only a few of her problems. Her search for answers leads her to Detective Trey Murphy, the man in charge of investigating satanic and ritualistic crime for the New Orleans’ area.
Where do you turn when your mind is the enemy?
Meeting Trey only adds to Arbor’s confusion. By day, he keeps her captivated and gains her trust in a way no one else ever has. At night, Arbor’s every fantasy is brought to life by two sexy men who steal away her inhibitions. Torn between what her heart knows is real and what her eyes show her, Arbor must find the truth before she loses herself completely.
But then again, sometimes reality is more twisted than any dream and love is the cruelest form of insanity.
**Author Note**
Warning: This isn’t your typical love story. It’s dark with scenes some may find disturbing. Sometimes love is senseless, and the heart is so very stupid.


“I thought you were with the band,” he said as he lifted his coffee to his lips. It was the only way he could think to open the topic for discussion. Not that he cared, of course. She’d called him. It was a start. If there was a line he wouldn’t cross when it came to getting what he wanted—namely, her—he hadn’t yet seen it. Deep longing for something out his reach was a familiar weight. Her eyes never left the dessert menu. He knew she wasn’t really seeing it because her gaze remained fixed to one spot.
“With the band,” she repeated, sounding wry and making him wonder if he’d insulted her. “That would require knowing where they are,” she added so quietly Trey assumed it was meant more for her than him. With a shake of her head, Arbor met his stare. For a split second, Trey was rendered mute. Everything around them disappeared. It punched him in the chest. She possessed something other people did not.
“What about you?” Her question didn’t make as much sense as it might have if she wasn’t affecting his brain function.
“I’m not with the band,” he said automatically, pulling a ghost of a smile from her.
“You’re a cop,” she said, helping him along.
“Detective actually.” He wasn’t trying to be a dick. It was more that he’d worked hard to get where he was. She set her elbows on the table. A playful light entered her eyes.
“What do you detect?”
“Satanic and ritualistic homicides.” Huh. She didn’t even flinch.
“I wasn’t aware there was such a high number of those types of murders that it required a special title. Are you the only one or is there an entire division?”
Against his will, Trey’s lips twisted. “Unfortunately, there is a need for such a title. There’re three of us. I’m not sure it counts as an entire division. Louisiana is a hotbed of all things satanic and ritualistic. You’re likely to run across anything here.”
Her gaze moved over his face, but her expression remained blank. “You do look tired.” Before he had time to react, she added, “I’ll have to take your word on the matter. I only moved here two weeks ago.”
He opened his mouth to ask more. Instead, something entirely different popped out. “You’re beautiful.” She blinked. Her surprise evident. There was no way she was as shocked as he was. He hadn’t meant to say it. It was true, of course, but it had still slipped past his lips without his permission.
“Thank you.” Arbor’s response sounded more questioning than automatic. He snorted. She blushed. The sight fascinated him. Their knees brushed making Trey realize somehow, he’d moved his chair closer to hers.

BOOK SOUNDTRACK (Songs For Your Book If It Were Made Into A Movie)

CHARACTER BIOS (Just Your Main Character(s) )

Arbor Sinclair was born in Colorado where she lived until her early twenties. From there she moved to New Orleans to follow the two greatest loves of her life.
Killian Moore and Lyric Wynters are the front men for the popular grundge-rock band Excile. They spent several years tourning the country before meeting Arbor.
Trey Murphy lived with his grandparents for most of his life until he went off to college to earn his degree in forensic science. It’s always been his dream to make detective.

Author Interview
I just want to thank you again so much for taking the time to answer questions for my blog! 
Thank you for the interview :-D

First, tell me a little about your book and why you wanted to write this particular story….
Arbor meets a sexy rock star, and her life spirals out of control. Unexplained events, including entire buildings going missing, makes her question her sanity, but she’s scared to tell anyone what’s happening. When she seeks out the help of a local detective, things get harder as her mind tells her one thing and her heart tells her another. For me, this story was a sanity saver. While Arbor was certain she was losing her mind, I poured every dark rollercoaster emotion I was experiencing into her story. When I began this story, I’d just received some life-altering news about my health. I didn’t want to talk to anyone, and I didn’t want to hear how I needed to think positive. What I really needed was a way to rage, and Sated was the answer. It’s darker than anything else I’ve written, but I hope people walk away from it feeling as if things couldn’t have been any different for Arbor.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated or did you always just know?
My mom is an author, and she never censored what we were allowed to read. Of course, we didn’t have access to anything terrible, but this did start my love of reading romance earlier than most parents would’ve allowed. In my early twenties, I knew I wanted to try my hand at writing. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for me to realize I didn’t have the discipline. I tried again in my late twenties, and I haven’t looked back since.

What inspired you to write your first book and what was it?
It was a dream. It wouldn’t leave me alone. I had this same dream several times before I finally wrote it down. Afterward, it continued to grow until it was an entire world of black ops.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
There’s a little piece of me in everything I write, and several people I know find themselves there as well.

How do you chose when/which characters die in your books?
Oh gosh, I’ll never forget the first time I realized I had a character who would have to die. I cried for two weeks afterward, but I knew that was his story. The series wasn’t going to move forward without his death. 
I was just the storyteller. Once I gave him life, he took over.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I love it when I find a wonderful new-to-me author. Kylie Scott isn’t all that new, but she’s the first one to wow me in a while.

Who do you look up to as a writer?
Sherrilyn Kenyon is amazing. We signed books at the same event this past summer. If I hadn’t already loved her, I would have after that event. She’s such a wonderful author and person. Plus, she’s a marketing genius.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
There isn’t enough hours in the day for all the ideas I have. At any given time, I have 4 or 5 word documents open on my computer. I want to write all the time. Stories make me insane until they’re on paper. When I’m writing, I can’t do it fast enough. I want to pour the ideas out of my head onto paper, but then when they’re finished, I’m depressed because it’s over. Writing is an addiction.

What book are you reading now? Or what genre? My followers love author’s opinions!
I’m a bit behind everyone else. I’m in the middle of J.R. Wards’ Immortal.

Who designed the cover? And do you help with them?
I did. Cover design is my second creative passion. I’m lucky to be able to design quite a few of my covers, as well as a few of the authors at Punk & Sissy Publications.

If you could be one of your characters, who would you chose?
I love Arbor from Sated. I’d love to be her.

Are there any books you think some of us should read, just because?
By others:
Play by Kylie Scott
Mr. X by Clarissa Wilde
Dark Lover by J. R. Ward
By me :-D
A Dash of Desire
Sexy Witches

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Love you guys SO much. Even as someone who describes fictional lives for a living, I cannot describe how thankful I am, and how humbled I am by every person who is moved by anything I write. You own my heart. It brings tears to my eyes every time I stop and really think about being able to do something I love this much. I hope I gave you a place to escape, even if for only a couple of hours.

Charity Parkerson
Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora's Cave Publishing. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.

*2013 Readers' Favorite Award Winner
*2013 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner
*2014 Readers’ Favorite Award Finalist
*2014 Ankh Award Nominee
*ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath

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