Hi, Pembroke! Thanks for hosting me at your site. Congratulations on your own writing success! Non-fiction and fiction? Wow. I appreciate your opening your blog to give other author's a voice.
I enjoyed the article you wrote for Emma Lai's blog. It's fun to learn about other writers' rituals.
Again, thanks for having me. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
About Sierra Cartwright:
INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLING AUTHOR
Sierra Cartwright was born in Manchester, England and raised in Colorado. Moving to the United States was nothing like her young imagination had concocted. She expected to see cowboys everywhere, and a covered wagon or two would have been really nice!
Now she writes novels as untamed as the Rockies, while spending a fair amount of time in Texas…where, it turns out, the Texas Rangers law officers don't ride horses to roundup the bad guys, or have six-shooters strapped to their sexy thighs as she expected. And she's yet to see a poster that says Wanted: Dead or Alive. (Can you tell she has a vivid imagination?)
Sierra wrote her first book at age nine, a fanfic episode of Star Trek when she was fifteen, and she completed her first romance novel at nineteen. She actually kissed William Shatner (Captain Kirk) on the cheek once, and she says that's her biggest claim to fame. Her adventure through the turmoil of trust has taught her that love is the greatest gift. Like her image of the Old West, her writing is untamed, and nothing is off-limits.
She invites you to take a walk on the wild side…but only if you dare.
You can find Sierra on Facebook, follow her on twitter and check out her page on Tumblr.
Blurb for Claim:
This is book two in the Bonds series, see the full series listing here
It had to be her. He won’t be satisfied until he claims her.
Kennedy Aldrich has perfected the art of dodging any romantic entanglement that will lead to marriage. That is until he sees Mackenzie Farrell at a BDSM gathering.
When they meet, he’s entranced by her intelligence and submission, not to mention her stunning good looks. For the first time, he has met a woman who captivates his interest on every level, someone he wants to share his life with.
Mackenzie is overwhelmed by Kennedy’s attentions. A failed marriage taught her to distrust men, and she’s vowed never to walk down the aisle again.
It takes all her resolve to resist the devilishly handsome Dominant. After all, the whole world knows of his legendary reputation with women. Every feminine instinct warns that this man will demand more than she can offer.
But she hasn’t counted on Kennedy’s determination to claim her and prove that love is worth any risk.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal play.
Like the sound of Claim? Buy it here.
Food, Glorious Food!
An unusual thing happens to me when I write. My eating habits change.
There’s only one thing that is constant: coffee. Two to three cups per day, with organic half and half.
Beyond that… The closer I get to a deadline, the more likely I am to reach for licorice. I normally don’t eat it at any other time. I’m not sure what it has in it, but when the bags of strawberry Twizzlers pile up in the grocery cart, it’s fairly certain a deadline is looming.
As I’m about a week away from finishing a book, I’ll go to one type of food. With Claim, my latest book from Totally Bound, it was pepperoni pizza. Seriously. I ordered it from Mario’s, went and picked it up, brought it back and ate it for two meals a day.
Another time, I made a gigantic lasagna, and I had it for lunch and dinner.
I think that, because I’m so focused on the book, I don’t want to spend time thinking about food or cooking. I want to stay in the zone and put all my energy into my characters.
When I’m just starting a book, I would never eat pizza for breakfast. And I sure wouldn’t eat it cold. But, yep, that last week, open box, grab a slice and nosh down.
But the first thing I do after I finish a book and get a good night’s sleep? Yep, head for a restaurant where I can have something complex and delicious…and because I just finished writing about Boston and because it’s a cold and damp day, maybe I’ll go find some clam chowder. Anyone in?'
Enter Totally Bound’s competition for the chance to win a copy of Claim and two books from Sierra’s backlist: