Week by sizzling week, Intermix forecasts the hottest summer on record with an addictive all-new eight-part serial novel of contemporary erotic romance.
From National best selling author, Beth Kery, comes Because You are Mine, an exciting tale of erotic obsession. When they met, the instant attraction was unmistakable…a purely, exquisitely physical charge. Succumbing to their desires is the easy part. But when passion opens the door to an intimacy neither has known, can a man known for being unbendable learn to love?
From Beth Kery, the national bestselling author of Explosive, comes a red-hot romance like no other—where the rules of attraction are broken with that first electrifying touch. Meet Francesca and Ian. The fantasies of what’s to come begin…
It starts with that first look, when you know you have to have him… Francesca Arno has been commissioned to create a grand centerpiece painting for the lobby of Ian Noble’s new skyscraper. It’s at a cocktail party in her honor that she first meets him—and the attraction is immediate for Francesca. It’s also bewildering. She’s not used to such a wholesale sexual response to a stranger. Enigmatic, darkly intense, with a commanding presence, Ian completely unnerves her. And she likes it.
For Ian, she’s the kind of woman he can’t resist—one that comes all too rarely: a true innocent. But he can sense in her a desire to open up, to experiment, to give herself to the fantasies of a man in control. The first kiss, the first caress, the first challenge for a woman who craves what she’s never had—a man who gets what he wants.
Beth Kery has graciously agreed to sit down for a weekly interview where she will answer some of YOUR questions the following week! PLUS Beth will give away of that week’s book! Come back each week to see if you’ve won, and see if your questions were answered!
Q. What should your readers know in general about all of your books before they buy them?
A. I would like them to know that I put my all into my books–every one. An intense love story is a top priority for me, but so is rich characterization, an interesting plot with some good twists, and a compelling, emotionally fulfilling relationship between my hero and heroine. My books are far, far from being conventional, but I do have to say that readers who enjoy traditional romance in addition to erotic romance will likely find a nice blend of the two genres in my work.
Q. What inspired you to write erotic romance?
A. I love romance, but the only stuff that used to be available was always…lacking, to say the least. I think women are a lot more complex in their sexuality and in what they find appealing in regard to romance than most of the population–including a lot of women–have realized.
Q. What are your heroes and heroines like?
A. My heroes are definitely dominant, alpha males but they are each complex and different in their own way. My heroines are diverse as well, but I would say one common similarity is that they are very strong, psychologically speaking. They aren’t Buffy the Vampire Slayer types but they are all fearless and unstoppable when it comes to down to danger, getting what they most desire or keeping their loved ones safe. One of the themes of my writing is the complementary aspects of the hero and heroine—how their characters fit together like a puzzle or template. He is drawn to her psychological/emotional strengths and she grows under the influence of his more physical, bold masculinity.
Q. Do your stories always have a happy ending?
A. Yes!! (I love that answer!)
Q. Is the series “Because You Are Mine” being written as one long book broken into smaller pieces for release or can each story stand alone?
A. Because You Are Mine is a serialized novel, so that means it’s one novel released in weekly installments. It’s an old idea—it’s how Dickens was first released, for instance—but I think it’s a great time to be bringing it back because of reading technology and social media. People can have the ‘part’ delivered every Tuesday for eight weeks, allowing people to consume it as they would a television episode. With social media and the Internet, it’s then possible for people to share reading experience all at once, just as they do television shows. It has the potential to be something fun and unique.
Q. Have you written the whole thing?
A. Yes, it’s all written. As soon as I finish these questions, I’ll be reviewing edits on the final three parts and making small changes on the ending. Very odd, to be doing that when the book begins to release in two days. Usually a book is finished six months to a year before it comes out. An author is usually working on something entirely different by the time the book releases. Doing things this way gives an sense of immediacy and freshness to the whole process. I feel incredibly submersed and involved in Because You Are Mine. For instance, I was at the Romance Writer’s of America conference this week promoting Because, and I’m still working on the final parts of it. It’s been a very invigorating publishing experience, and I hope readers can sense the excitement in the written word. I’m so thankful that Berkley asked me to take part in this innovative project and that they’ve been so supportive of the process.
Q. Did you write “Because You Are Mine” knowing it would be released in pieces and did that change how you wrote it?
A. Yes. Berkley approached me with the idea. It was planned to be serialized from the start, although we were tweaking things here and there. It was a new way of doing things for all of us. The writing process was interesting. Because of the fast-paced schedule, editors had to be really involved in getting back quick feedback. I would send in chunks at a time, get back fast edits, and then move on to the next parts. At times, I was doing edits on the first parts while writing the last parts. Berkley was great about my panic moments, where things had to be changed in the already edited and formatted parts when I realized a detail had changed later in the story. My editor would say, ‘don’t panic, Beth, we’ll get it changed.’
Beth has graciously offered to give away one of the books in her series each week. The winners will be announced the following Tuesday when Beth will be back to answer more questions. Winners may choose from the books available at the time, and that will be gifted to you directly from the author.
Beth has also agreed to choose a few of YOUR questions to answer each week! So leave the questions here by Sunday, August 5th and Beth will answer a few on Tuesday August 7th. Then we start the process over for the week after! Be sure to go through the rafflecopter steps to gain extra chances! Rafflecopter entries are monitored for incorrect entries. Good luck, and…….Ask Beth good questions about Ian and Francesca!
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