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Fiona Jayde is here showing off her brand new cover and giving away a copy of the newest EC Caveman Anthology
Monday, September 21st, 2009

Fiona’s here, and she’s giving away an e-book of the BRAND NEW Ellora’s Cavemen anthology which comes out tomorrow to one commenter on her feature! Woo Hoo! Plus, she just saw this cover herself for the first time this morning, so it’s also a cover debut. Hot, huh?

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Purchase the Ellora’s Cavemen Flavors of Ecstasy anthology tomorrow, Tuesday 9/22/9 here.

Blurb from Pitch Black Fiona’s contribution to the Flavors of Ecstasy

Breathless seduction in a glass elevator above a darkened Kiev covers up deactivation of Katherine Belaya’s implanted GPS tracker. Nicholai Rostov may have just saved her life or led her into a trap set by the Russians. Her lust for him is simple nerves, adrenaline pumped high by threat of bullets. As they fight for survival, Kate’s trust in Nick may be the only thing that’s keeping them alive.

Fiona’s Interview

BK: Thanks so much for joining us here today!
What future projects are you especially excited about?

FJ: Thanks so much for having me here Beth! I have a few future projects up my sleeve ““ I’m currently “brainstorming” a fallen angel story with the idea that our Earth is both hell and heaven depending on one’s outlook. I’m really excited about it as I love mythology type stories but haven’t really done one before.

BK: Ooh, that sounds really good.
Every writer has moments they cringe when they read past stuff, and moments when they think…yeah, that’s good. Would you please share with us a sample of your writing of which you are particularly proud and say why you like it?

Umm honestly? I am afraid to read anything that’s been “polished and published”. I’m afraid to find passages that would make me cringe or go “wtf were you thinking” or “why didn’t you linger there, it’s a punch moment!” This is especially true as I learn and grow as an author (you know my penchant for writing books and writing classes). Instead I concentrate on making each new story better and better using the tools I’m accumulating.

(Beth butting in. Oh, why are these authors having so much trouble answering this? Lol. Talented and modest, apparently. Since Fi wouldn’t comply, I’m including an excerpt from a novella called Cold Victory which Fi let me read in advance. It’s not edited, but it certainly highlights some of Fi’s terse, powerful prose and one of her trademarks—sizzling sexual tension.)

Excerpt from Cold Victory

She couldn’t move, couldn’t force herself to think. In a slow controlled motion, he banded his other arm around her, bringing her flush against him, back to chest, her buttocks pressed against an unmistakable arousal.

“I keep thinking about this,” he muttered in her ear, his rough voice an unwanted and delicious rasp over her senses. “I can’t get it to stop.”

She couldn’t speak because her throat went dry.

“You’re my officer. Hell, you shouldn’t be on this ship.” His breath caressed the sensitive shell of her ear. “And yet I want the hell out of you, without regard to sanity or protocol or code of conduct. Do you know why, Officer Scott?”

Wild tight shivers danced over her skin. “It’s not going to work.”

“We’re in agreement.” He led her to the nearest bulkhead, turned her around so that she faced him, thigh to thigh, chest against chest. Her nipples stabbed out, aching for his touch, her lips tingling when he lowered his mouth close to hers. “Let me propose a solution. We get it over with. And consider it done.”
She tried to speak, couldn’t get the words out. Then his mouth claimed hers and Zoya couldn’t do anything but grip those muscled arms.

He lips moved over hers, devouring her moans, her breaths, her hunger, his taste driving her mad. His skin felt moist under her fingers, heat over rock hard muscles. Her pulse was a dull roar in her head when Stark tore his mouth away to spin her around, so that she had to brace her hands on the cool plaster of the bulkhead, facing away from him once more, vulnerable and aroused.

“Do you think of it, Officer Scott?” That dark, dangerous voice caressed her ear. His large palms spanned her waist, slowly moving up over her ribs. “Do you think about how I would touch you?”

She couldn’t answer through the roar of heat.

“Do you think about what I’d do to you?” He cupped her breasts in those wide palms, lifted them, running his thumbs over the aching nipples. Mindless, she let her head fall back to be cradled on his wide shoulder.
“I know how you would taste. How you would feel when I’m inside you.” Rough breaths and breathless words.

She shuddered when his teeth scraped at the sensitive skin just below her ear then trailed fiery kisses to the hollow of her neck. She wanted him to slide his hands under her uniform, to touch her skin without the barriers of clothing.

“Do you think about it, Officer Scott?”

She exhaled sharply, fought for words.

“Tell me what you want.”

Zoya didn’t recognize the soft low tone as hers. “Just touch me.” She pushed at the arousal pressing into her buttocks, grinding herself against him for some semblance of relief. Slow, his hands left her breasts to start a torturous path over her belly, lower, finally cupping the center of her heat. The firm touch of his palm seared her through the dark fabric of her uniform.

BK: Love Fi’s writing style. It’s very unique. “Wild, tight shivers danced across her skin.” Okay, you wouldn’t show off, so I did for you. Now can you tell us about a “˜blush moment,’ an especially humorous or mortifying moment in your writing career?

FJ: Well, I once had an editor tell me “does he really have four hands??” Talk about mortifying!!

BK: Snort. What are you working on right now, and when can readers look forward to seeing it?

As I mentioned earlier the angel story ““ tentatively titled Tarnished Angel, and a contemporary spy sequel to Pitch Black, my upcoming release in Ellora’s Cavemen.

BK: You just won the dream vacation of your choice. Where would you go? Why? Who would go with you? What book would you bring with you? What would you make SURE you left behind?

FJ: I think I’d go to Alaska. I’ve always been a Bob Ross fan (the guy who paints on TV) and he does these gorgeous nature paintings inspired by Alaska. Its cold and snowy and gorgeous. Aside from my husband, I’d drag along my paints and the easel he made me. What would I make sure to leave behind?? Hm… Not sure! I’m pretty content in my life, so I can’t think of anything I’d have to escape.

Thanks so much for having me Beth!

BK: My pleasure, Fi. That was so nice, what you said. I’m going to tell your hubby you said that when you get here. 🙂 Learn more about Fi and her books here.

Stay tuned: We’ll take some pics of us in Tahoe and post one.

Updated:
Here’s a pic of us at Tahoe!
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Leave Fi a comment and qualify to win a free download of the Ellora’s Cavemen anthology, the Flavors of Ecstasy, which includes Fi’s story Pitch Black.

27 comments to “Fiona Jayde is here showing off her brand new cover and giving away a copy of the newest EC Caveman Anthology”

  1. Estella
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 11:06 am · Link

    I believe that heaven and hell are both here on earth. Life is what you make it.
    Am looking forward to reading Cold Victory.



  2. Robin Snodgrass
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 11:14 am · Link

    Yet another book that sounds wonderful Fi! Great interview too – informative and chuckle-worthy at the same time! 🙂



  3. Mary G
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 11:23 am · Link

    Hi Fiona & Beth
    Wow Fiona! Both Cold Victory & Pitch Black sound pretty HOT! “Wild tight shiver” quote sounds like you write FJ moments (like BK does). Hope you have an fun visit with Beth. 😀



  4. Lea
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 11:37 am · Link

    **Waving at Fi and Beth**

    Wow, “Pitch Black”, sounds awesome and your prose from the excerpt from Cold Victory is outstanding Fi!

    I would love to read Pitch Black – please consider my wig thrown in the ring.. 😉

    You would really want to go to Alaska for a vacation? Man, you are a better woman than I.

    Thanks for sharing and for the Giveaway.

    The cover art is smokin hot BTW – love it…

    Best to you both..
    L 😀



  5. Blanche
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 11:41 am · Link

    Hi Fiona and Beth!

    This sounds like a great book!! 🙂



  6. Tracy
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 11:52 am · Link

    Loved the excerpts! I’m new to your books Fiona, but now I need to check them out.

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂



  7. Armenia
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 12:01 pm · Link

    Looking forward to reading PITCH BLACK in
    your anthology, Flavors of Ecstacy. Very nice cover, indeed. 😆

    I just loved the excerpt to COLD VICTORY, very hot, oh yeah. 😉



  8. Jeanette Juan
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 12:09 pm · Link

    The book sounds like an awesome read and the cover is pretty nice to look at too!



  9. Fedora
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 12:48 pm · Link

    Mmmm! Your latest sounds terrific, Fi! And I hope you’ll have a chance to see and paint Alaska someday soon 🙂 Do you think you’d want to stay in one area, or roam the whole state and see it all? (It’s a big one!)



  10. lorettaC
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 12:48 pm · Link

    Congrats on the book.

    lorettaC,
    lbcanton@verizon.net



  11. Mina Gerhart
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 1:52 pm · Link

    Wow, another Ellora’s Caveman! Pitch Black sounds GREAT, and the excerpt from Cold Victory ROCKS 🙂
    I LOVE the idea of Earth being Heaven and Hell, depending on what you make of it.
    Good luck on visiting Alaska.

    Mindy 🙂



  12. Bella
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 3:08 pm · Link

    Great interview ladies, I hope you are having a rocking good time in Tahoe!

    BIG problem though — that tease — that wonderful tease of Cold Victory — WE NEED DEETS! When can we read it!?! Where will we find it!?! I gotta know …. :mrgreen:

    ~bella



  13. Jane
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 3:09 pm · Link

    Congrats on the new release, Fiona. I love the excerpt.



  14. Amelia
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 3:39 pm · Link

    It’s hot in here after reading that excerpt!!



  15. fiona jayde
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 5:37 pm · Link

    Hi All!! Thanks for stopping by! I’m having a blast over here in Tahoe with Beth!

    Hi Estella – its an interesting discussion about outlook on life, isn’t it?

    Robin!! Thanks for stopping by!

    Hey Mary! LOL FJ moments:) I’m having a great time!

    Lea – thanks for the compliments! The cover did turn out pretty hot – I’m really happy with it:) I totally would go to Alaska – just need to find the time.

    Hi Blanche and Tracy – thanks for stopping by!

    Armenia and Jeanette – thanks for the compliments about the cover:) I really love it.

    Hi Fedora! I think I’d want to move around – make hubby take lots of pictures:) I’m thinking something like a cruise that would take us around different parts.

    Hey Loretta – thanks for stopping by!

    Hi Mindy – thanks! I’ll be posting tons of pictures when I actually go:)

    Bella – I’m not yet sure when Cold Victory will be released but you could be sure I’ll be wooping about it at the Total Exposure group, so stay tuned!

    Hi Jane and Amelia – thanks for stopping by and commenting ladies!!!

    Hugs!
    Fi



  16. Mary G
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 5:52 pm · Link

    Wow. What a gorgeous picture. You guys look good too LOL. I can’t believe how blue the sky & the water look. :mrgreen:



  17. Melissa
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 6:06 pm · Link

    OMG, I love the EC Cavemen antho’s.
    And those cover models!!! Yowza….I need at LEAST one of those, lol.



  18. Ivy
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 6:33 pm · Link

    Good Gravy, nice cover. I love those anthologies. Gives me an opportunity to try new authors & that story sounds great!



  19. Rita A
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 7:14 pm · Link

    Oh that is a delicious cover.



  20. Alyna
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 7:53 pm · Link

    Hey there Fi!!! How are you doing? I guess this is why you’ve MIA for a while, huh? Talk about one hell of a hot cover!!! It not only had me panting and gasping for breath, but it also had me wanting to have him all to myself (too bad I can’t)! And that excerpt, talk about smokin’! I hadn’t already been short of breath from the cover pic, your excerpt would have made me that way. Well, gotta go for now. Love ya’.



  21. Mari
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      · September 21st, 2009 at 8:25 pm · Link

    The anthology sounds enjoyable read. It gives me a chance to try out new authors also



  22. Lea
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 5:41 am · Link

    What a beautiful picture. Lovely smiles in front of a gorgeous setting.

    Thanks for sharing ladies!!

    Have fun. 🙂

    L 😀



  23. quiltingreader
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 6:14 am · Link

    It sounds like a great story ❗



  24. Sarah Ulfers
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 7:19 am · Link

    I love the cover and I know the stories will be just a delicious.



  25. Eva S
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 8:03 am · Link

    Congrats on the new release! There are some new authors I’d love to try…



  26. Tracey D
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 8:17 am · Link

    I look forward in reading this book; it sounds and LOOKS great!

    Thanks,
    Tracey



  27. Tina b
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      · September 22nd, 2009 at 8:42 am · Link

    great interview! awesome awesome! :mrgreen:







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