Tanith Davenport began writing erotica at the age of 27 by way of the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writers' Scheme. Her debut novel "The Hand He Dealt" was released by Total-e-Bound in June 2011 and was shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon Award for 2012.
Tanith has had short stories published by Naughty Nights Press and House of Erotica. She loves to travel and dreams of one day taking a driving tour of the United States, preferably in a classic 1950s pink Cadillac Eldorado.
Tanith's idea of heaven is an Indian head massage with a Mojito at her side.
In the bar at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Jade Bleecker celebrates with her three best friends, all of whom are there to get married - Jade is their bridesmaid, and beginning to believe that three times a bridesmaid really does mean never a bride. Tattooed, pierced and a martial artist, Jade is used to inspiring fear rather than desire in men, and even if she did find one who could handle her - well, no man is worth trusting with her body.
But, as she is leaving the bar, she comes upon a mugging in progress and, with a few swift moves, makes short work of the mugger. Invited up to the victim's room for a nightcap, she is stunned to discover he is Will Vandenmeer - billionaire poster child of the Vandenmeer hotel and casino chain, and owner of The Sanctuary, one of the best known BDSM clubs in New York City.
Jade finds herself hopelessly attractive to the sensual, dominant Will, and when he offers to induct her into the world of BDSM, she accepts... but can she truly give herself to him, and is Will ready for what Jade has to offer?
Q) What inspired you to write this story?
It will sound very cliched, but it actually stemmed from a dream I had about four girls driving to Las Vegas, three as brides and one as their maid of honour. At the time I christened it Never the Bride. Then I saw the anthology call for Tied to the Billionaire, added a hot dominant billionaire and some BDSM, and it became Ready for Him.
Q) How long did it take you to write?
Given that I came up with it very close to the deadline, about a month! Usually it would take me longer than that, but at least now I know I can write quickly when I put my mind to it.
Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
The research. My writing takes me to all manner of weird and interesting places. For Ready for Him my main areas were BDSM equipment and Las Vegas, the last of which I had a lot of information anyway after researching the casino business for my debut novel.
Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
The editing – I could spend hours re-jiggling a sentence and slowly driving myself mad.
Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
I can’t think of any one person I’d want to be, but I could very happily spend a day being best friends with a lot of them. I would particularly like to go on a shopping spree with a whole horde of Hollywood actresses and spend a fortune in all the stores that otherwise would never let me in.
Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
My husband doesn’t let anything get old in our fridge, so it’s probably the bottle of ginger beer that’s been in the chiller for the past month. I can’t stand the stuff and he hardly every drinks at home, so it will probably stay until it has grown legs.
Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
In the immediate future I have a Clandestine Classic, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, out in September and a short, Sleepwalker, out in November. Further on, I have many plans for stories of varying lengths and I hope to keep everyone entertained!
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