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Shiloh Walker is here!
Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Yep, it’s true. Shiloh penned some of the first erotic romances I’d ever read. She set the standard on creating emotional and romantic stories, while never short-changing on the steam. What was already a considerable talent has grown and matured in the last few years, in my opionion. Shiloh is here today to talk about her latest Chains. She’s also doing a giveaway of a print book from her backlist OR two ebooks from her backlist to one individual that leaves a comment on her feature. (She added that if the print book is shipped internationally, it will probably be at the slowest rate.)

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Renee was the homecoming queen with the perfect boyfriend and the perfect life. Lacey was the golden girl with the bright future. And Sherra always looked like the princess in a fairy tale. The three girls each seemed charmed—until one tragic night shattered their hopes for normalcy.

Now, fifteen years later, the women are returning to their hometown of Madison, Ohio, where three men await them—each dangerous in his own way. And when each of the women succumb to desire, they may also find the safety they’ve been searching for.

Excerpt

It took two tries before she could manage to get her jeans on and her fingers trembled so hard, she could barely fasten the button. Renee was cold, through and through, frozen to the core.

The vicious, ugly destruction outside her house and into the foyer, all done so silently she’d never heard a sound. That she could be in the shower while somebody came in and cut into furniture, tore up her car, messed up the meticulous flowerbeds—and she’d never known. Never heard them.

Ugly images of those stupid B movies started flashing through her head once more. The girl in the shower, never aware somebody was in her house, not until somebody grabs her from behind and slices her throat—

“Oh, God…” she moaned and covered her mouth with her hand, trying to keep the whimpers silent.

She’d been handling it, though. She’d been handling it fine until the sheriff showed up. Seth Salinger. Of all people. She hadn’t heard that he had taken over the job, and it wasn’t something she would have thought would happen. Not in a million years. Right up until he opened his mouth and all his blatant dislike of her came pouring out, she’d been handling things just fine.

But the way he’d spoken to her, the way he’d looked at her, had ripped apart the shreds of her control.

Sure as hell doesn’t say much about your taste in guys or the kind of person you are.

“The person I was,” Renee muttered. “And I was just a damn kid.” But it didn’t assuage the guilt. She’d blamed herself for JD, for the actions of her parents, for years and she’d thought she moved past it.

Obviously, she was wrong.

There was no knock, no sound outside the door, but as she reached for the tank top, her skin broke out into goose bumps. Her stomach went tight and her breathing went shallow.

Cutting her gaze to the door, she stared at it and swallowed.

Deacon was out there. She didn’t even have to look.

“Open the door, Renee,” he said quietly. Quiet, but firm as though he expected to be obeyed. And Renee guessed that was exactly what he would expect.

Renee’s kneejerk reaction was to ignore him. But instead, she went to the door and opened it, stood there half naked before him, totally forgetting that there were still guys from the sheriff’s department wandering through her home.

Deacon’s eyes narrowed. He stepped forward, forcing her to back up and then he closed the door behind him. Something flashed in his eyes, something that sent a shiver running down her spine—it wasn’t lust, at least not yet, but it was…something.

Possessiveness, maybe. Another kneejerk reaction, but this one was totally unexpected. Instead of her normal reaction, which would have been derisive amusement, she found herself liking it.

Enough that she just might have done something to bring it out a little more, tease him with, taunt him—but she was still shaking so hard, she was almost sick with it. Glancing down, she found herself staring at her semi-exposed breasts with a little bit of dismay.

Her shirt. Forgot her shirt.

“Here.” Deacon spoke gently, softly, reaching out and taking the shirt from her and then he pulled it over her head, dressing her like she was a doll or some small child. He caught the long ends of her hair and eased it out from under the shirt, smoothed it down.

Then he cupped her chin in his hand, angled her face so that their eyes met. “Are you okay?” he asked.

“I’m fine,” she said automatically. Pride, years of manners drilled into her head, they wouldn’t let her say that she really wanted to get out of this house, and maybe even fall apart a little. Stupid, though, wasn’t it? It wasn’t like she was hurt. It wasn’t like she didn’t have the money to repair the damage or replace what couldn’t be fixed.

Seth’s scathing voice echoed in her ears. That car of yours is going to cost some money to get fixed. Of course, I don’t suppose that’s a problem for you. Instinctively, she flinched. Plenty of people had given her grief for being born to money. It was nothing new.

Still, it stung.

Deacon’s fingers tightened, drawing her attention back to him. “Don’t lie to me,” he said, an underlying current of steel in his voice.

She rolled her eyes and sneered at him. “Fine, then. I’m doing pretty damn shitty. Somebody busts open the front door, cuts up furniture, tear up my mom’s flowerbeds, tears up my car, all while I was blissfully unaware in the shower.” An edge worked its way into her voice—she couldn’t help it, couldn’t help but sound a little bitchy as she added, “Then I see this guy that I fucked six different ways to Sunday, and find out it’s somebody that used to date one of my best friends. Oh, I’m just peachy, Deacon.”

A grin curled the edges of his lips. “Yeah, you’re going to be just fine.” Then he slid his arms around her waist and eased her against him.

Just holding her. Simple, comforting-and devastating. There weren’t many people in her life who had ever been big on offering simple comfort. Not her parents, not JD, not even Billy.

It was her undoing. A harsh sob escaped her lips, followed by another, and another.

Deacon held her until the storm passed and then he eased her back, sat her down on the toilet, again treating her with the same care he’d use on a small child. He rooted through the cabinets until he found some washcloths and he ran the water until it warmed.

All the while, Renee sat there staring at him, watching the play of muscles under his shirt, staring at his profile and comparing the harsh lines there to the features of the younger man from her memories.

It was there—plain as day, she could see it now. Perhaps now that she was looking, she could see it. The hair shorter, a little darker. The dimples in his cheeks had deepened to deep slashes that bracketed his mouth. The lean, lanky lines of his body had filled out.

She hadn’t ever said more than a few words to Deacon, even though they’d grown up across the street from each other. He ran in a different crowd and her mother hadn’t cared for the Cross family—common—that was Claudia’s outlook, even if they did have money.

It had been fifteen years since she’d seen him. That night. Too many of her memories from that night weren’t exactly what she could consider clear. Before that, she hadn’t seen him much at all since he’d graduated high school. Understandable, she guessed, that she hadn’t recognized him.

Of course, she also didn’t remember him being so damned domineering, either.

Even as her body went all weak and soft, thinking of his domineering the other night, she tensed when he turned and tried to wash the tears from her face. Renee turned her head and reached for the rag.

“Be still,” he ordered brusquely.

Narrowing her eyes, she said, “A night in your bed didn’t turn me into your pet, Deacon.”

That same, sardonic grin appeared on his lips. “Yeah, that’s a likely image.” Then he cupped her chin in his hand—his skin was rough, but so warm… Shivering, unable to stop herself, she moved a little closer, seeking his warmth. “Just let me help, okay, Renee?”

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Review quote from ROMANTIC TIMES
This book is a double page-turner…thrilling…” —Rhomylly Forbes, Romantic Times

Shiloh’s Interview

BK: Thank you for joining us, Shiloh!
What is sure to distract you from sitting down and working/writing?

SW: The fricking telephone. The door. The dog. The kids. The DH. Any, all of the above…

BK: What are you working on presently? What about upcoming releases?

SW: I’m working on the follow up to THROUGH THE VEIL, due out in 2010.

BK: What’s the best compliment you ever got on your writing or a book?

SW: You made me cry!

BK: If you could time travel to any time or place—the past or future—where and when would you go to, and why?

SW: Really wouldn’t want to go anywhere…I like where I’m at and I’d worry that going to the past might change my present, and I live in the now, so going to the future doesn’t much appeal to me either.

BK: The answer of a woman truly comfortable with herself and her life. Thank you for being with us here today, Shiloh, and the best of luck with the release of Chains and future writing.

42 comments to “Shiloh Walker is here!”

  1. Booklover1335
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 9:22 am · Link

    Hi Shiloh,
    I soooo can’t wait to read this book. I have read all 6 excepts that you posted for this book, and now that it is out can’t wait to finish reading it!



  2. Teresa Warner
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 9:27 am · Link

    Enjoyed the excerpt and interview!



  3. Larena Wirum
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 9:31 am · Link

    Great excerpt. Enjoyed reading the interview also. Congrats on the release. :mrgreen:



  4. Robin Snodgrass
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 9:36 am · Link

    Like Beth, one of the first erotic romances I read was by Shiloh Walker and she hooked me. There’s always a great story when you get one of her books!

    Great interview!

    Congratulations on the new release and woohoo on the sequel to Through the Veil!



  5. Afshan N
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 9:39 am · Link

    Hey Shiloh!!
    Great excerpt! I’d let Deacon take care of me any day 😉
    I love your work and can’t wait to read it. It’s on my TBB list.

    ~Afshan



  6. Fiona Jayde
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 9:45 am · Link

    Hi Shiloh – great excerpt! I’ve been meaning to check out your books and Chains looks like a great start!

    -Fi



  7. Caffey
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 9:56 am · Link

    Morning Shiloh and Beth!
    Love your heroes Shiloh. Reading about Deacon there got me emotional on how so tender and protective he was for Renee. Just so beautiful!



  8. Hockeyvampiress
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 10:29 am · Link

    I have said it over and over I love your work!!!! Hunters Edge is one of my top 10!!!! I can’t wait till |I can get my hands on chains!!!!!!!!!



  9. azteclady
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 10:30 am · Link

    (Please don’t enter me in the drawing)

    *waving* Hello, Shiloh!

    My ears all perked up when I saw you are working on a follow up to Through the Veil 😀 not that you would be surprised, right?

    Best of luck with Chains!



  10. kh
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 10:38 am · Link

    such a hot storeis
    congrats and great reviews
    cant wait



  11. chey
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 10:39 am · Link

    Wonderful excerpt. Can’t wait to read the book!



  12. Mary Grzesik
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 10:42 am · Link

    Oh my God – 2 of my favoirite authors in one spot. Read Daring Time & Chains on the weekend. Best weekend ever!! Shiloh I have been collecting all of your print books – found out-of-prints on Amazon. Don’t have a fave as they are all faves but The Missing left me breathless. Don’t read a lot of paranormal but it was just incredible. Beautiful Girl arrived today. Except for my tennis match guess what I’ll be doing tonight? Love you both
    Mary Grzesik



  13. Lisa F.
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 10:59 am · Link

    I can’t wait to read this book. I love all of Shiloh’s books. Fragile was soooooo good! *sigh* Quinn, I adore Quinn. I can’t wait to read the follow up book to Through The Veil!



  14. Beverly G
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 11:24 am · Link

    i must confess i have never read one of your books but i have read excerps of chains cant wait to read it ty for stopping by and ty beth for holding the interview



  15. Mari
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 11:42 am · Link

    I enjoyed the exerpt. I wonder if your out of print books will be available in an e-book format at some point?



  16. Mary Grzesik
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 11:47 am · Link

    A lot of them are available in e-book. I don’t have a reader so I’ve only read the print books. Check:
    http://www.ellorascave.com
    http://www.samhainpublishing.com
    Mary G.



  17. Mary Grzesik
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 12:08 pm · Link

    A lot of them are available in e-book. I don’t have a reader so I’ve only read the print books. Check:
    http://www.ellorascave.com
    http://www.samhainpublishing.com
    Also has them sorted on http://www.shilohwalker.com that way.
    Mary G.



  18. Jody F.
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 12:21 pm · Link

    Hi Shiloh! Can’t wait for the new book to be released, it looks so good!



  19. Shiloh Walker
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 12:22 pm · Link

    Oh, wow. talk about getting a pick me up. Thanks for all the kind words, people. Very much appreciated! And thanks to Beth for inviting me to visit. 😆



  20. Pamk
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 12:31 pm · Link

    Some of the first erotic book I read was by shi. I am looking forward to reading this one. I’ve read all the excerpts and it sounds great.



  21. Roberta Harwell
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 12:52 pm · Link

    Enjoyed the interview and the excerpt. Have a great day.



  22. Cathy M
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 1:05 pm · Link

    Hi Shiloh, your stories hit my heart and my emotions and I can usually count on a couple of tears. Chains sounds like one of these kinds of stories and I can’t wait to read it.



  23. Estella
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 1:24 pm · Link

    Story sounds great!



  24. Tracy
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 1:26 pm · Link

    I love your Hunters books – Declan and Tori was the 1st book I ever read from EC, and it’s still one of my favorites! Thank you.



  25. nightsmusic
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 2:26 pm · Link

    Just those few things keep you from concentrating? Add the computer, the television, the weather, the stupid woodpecker trying to make his way through the metal chimney which makes the whole house shake…

    😛 Teasing, but I know what you mean. I never considered myself ADD until I started writing. If you have any tips other than taping myself in a box, I’d love to hear them 😀



  26. nightsmusic
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 2:27 pm · Link

    Oh, pooh! See? ADD! That’s me, #26

    theo

    *sigh*



  27. Jane
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 1:50 pm · Link

    Hi Shiloh,
    Congrats on the new release. Great excerpt.



  28. rachieg
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 1:58 pm · Link

    Seriously, how awesome was that excerpt? 🙂



  29. Ashley Madden
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 2:28 pm · Link

    Wow! I love that excerpt!

    And congrats on your new release!



  30. Cheryl McInnis
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 2:39 pm · Link

    I’m also a huge fan of Shiloh’s since “discovering” her in the Hot Spell anthology. I’ve been slowing glomming onto to her backlist and can’t wait to read Chains-it sounds awesome! 😀



  31. Fedora
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 2:57 pm · Link

    Hi, Shiloh! I’m definitely looking forward to your latest–I’ve been enjoying the excerpts!



  32. Sandy M
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 3:07 pm · Link

    Love the excerpt, Shiloh. Love all your work! You pull me in and keep me reading every single time. Can’t wait to read Chains!



  33. Lea
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 3:21 pm · Link

    Hi Shiloh!

    So delighted to see you here at Beth’s. I’ve got Chains on my next book order and cannot wait to read it.

    I’ve been reading all the excerpts you have posted and it sounds awesome!!

    Great interview!

    Best Regards 😀



  34. Amy S.
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 4:26 pm · Link

    Chains sounds great! Great interview!



  35. Mary G
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 4:36 pm · Link

    Mari
    Shiloh’s e-books are at Samhain Publishing & Ellora’s Cave web-sites – as well her web-site will link you to the publisher’s when you order her ebooks
    Mary G



  36. Jeanette Juan
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 4:45 pm · Link

    Oooh I’m already loving the cover and the excerpt makes me want to read more!



  37. Kammie
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 7:19 pm · Link

    An emotional, steamy and romantic excerpt! +++ I want to read more, too!



  38. Sue A.
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 7:41 pm · Link

    I enjoyed the excerpt! And good interview. The litmus test of a good writer for me is whether they can make cry, so that is truly a great compliment.



  39. Blanche
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 8:26 pm · Link

    This sounds fantastic!!! :mrgreen:



  40. Lori T
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 9:54 pm · Link

    Hi Shiloh~

    Chains sounds so amazing and I cannot wait to read it! I have loved everything that I have read by you and you were one of my first…if not my first….erotic romance and all I have to say is thank you!

    I wish you the best of luck with your new release.



  41. cecile
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      · May 7th, 2009 at 10:46 pm · Link

    Hey you guys!!!
    I don’t even have to read the blurh.. I love the cover. But seriously, please enter me in this contest… I would soooo love to win this book.
    Beth you rock!!!
    Thanks for the contest!



  42. Lindsey Ekland
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      · May 8th, 2009 at 2:37 am · Link

    I am looking forward to reading this book. Hopefully Borders will have it on the shelf or I will order online.



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