I like to pimp my fellow authors when they have a release. Shayla is a fellow Berkley author who writes them hot and steamy. I asked Shayla a few intimate questions so we can all get to know her a bit about her and her delicious book which releases today, Bound and Determined.
BK: Welcome, Shayla! What do you think a typical romance reader should know about you before they pick up your book?
SB: It’s definitely hotter than average, and I focus on characters and all their flaws and emotional hang-ups. I don’t think every character needs to be heroic at every moment. People just aren’t. I do think they need to grow and learn something and struggle. They also need to deal with deep emotions. And whether I’m writing erotic, contemporary romance, paranormal romance—whatever—there WILL be a happily-ever-after!
BK: Excellent. I love an emotional, steamy romance.
Now for a writerly question, if you were to end up on a flight to Europe and one living author ended up being next to you (who was willing to talk) who would you wish to have in that seat?
SB: I wouldn’t mind picking Nora’s brain, of course, but I’d honestly talk to just about any author. I always find that, when I meet someone else who enjoys stringing words and stories together, we have LOTS to discuss.
BK: I couldn’t agree more. Everyone has a few unique insights, and it’s so fun to talk to other people who are on a similar…er, adventure, we’ll say.
Okay, now on to the BOOK!
Blurb and Reviews for BOUND AND DETERMINED
WANTED FOR KIDNAPPING: A bubbly blonde with a penchant for trouble. May be armed (with good intentions) and dangerously seductive…
Kerry Sullivan is running out of time-and patience. With her brother wrongfully accused of embezzling millions, she can’t face one more humiliating hang-up from the man she’s begging for help. Rafael Dawson may be one of the top electronic security experts in the country — and the only man who can prove her brother’s innocence — but his phone manners are appalling. Damn Yankee. Too bad kidnapping the man isn’t an option. Or is it?
There’s nothing Kerry wouldn’t do for her brother. There are lots of things she longs to do to Rafe Dawson when he’s lying tied-up and naked in her secret hideaway. Rafe is certainly something to look at, but Kerry’s brother’s life is riding on her pulling off the impossible: getting this man who’s always in control to lose it. But when the tables get turned, Kerry finds herself at Rafe’s mercy. And the only way to get her way is to let him have his way — with her…
“Shelley Bradley has outdone herself with this highly entertaining read. Falling in love should be so much fun!”
— Romantic Times Magazine
“A sinfully sexy hero, snatches of humor, intrigue, and sultry love scenes should be treasured for the gem it is.”
— Rendezvous Magazine
“BOUND AND DETERMINED is a flawless story that grips a reader from page one and doesn’t let up… Ms. Bradley’s imaginative storylines and irresistible characters keep her readers coming back for more… Don’t miss it!”
— Road to Romance
“BOUND AND DETERMINED had me laughing out loud one minute and reaching for a glass of ice water the next… a definite Perfect 10.”
— Romance Reviews Today
“This fast paced romantic adventure will take you on the hottest ride of your life.”
— Wateena, Coffee Time Romance Reviews
“You simply won’t want to put BOUND AND DETERMINED down once you turn over the first page. Ms. Bradley simply shines… A fabulous book I’m not likely to forget in a hurry.”
— Aggie, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
“BOUND AND DETERMINED is steamier than a Florida night, with characters who will keep you laughing and have you panting for more!”
— New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Johnson
“Plenty of chick-lit wit… In BOUND AND DETERMINED, much sexy fun is had by all.”
— New York Times Bestselling Author Angela Knight
“When BOUND AND DETERMINED doesn’t have you grinning, it will have you grabbing for the nearest fan (or man)! Hot and fantastic!”
— Jenna Petersen, author of SCANDALOUS
“A searing, frolicking adventure of suspense, love and passion…A must read!”
— New York Times Bestselling Author Lora Leigh