Guest Post by Mary Hughes, author of Biting Oz.
Thank you, Nicole, for having me here today!
I’m halfway through an amazing virtual book tour for my new release Biting Oz, with the awesome Promotional Book Tours. I’d like to pause for a moment to tell people why I write what I write.
I write romance because I love the attraction leading to a deep relationship. It fascinates and energizes me. I write explicit sex because as a reader I’ve felt too often euphemisms like “core” are thrown in without a lot of thought. Hey, my core is my heart or my soul, not my lady parts. I write action because I enjoy it. I write vampires because I adore strong males and vampires are the ultimate alpha. I write humor because I see the world through glasses set slightly askew.
My goal is to take the reader away for a while. I still hear that old bath oil commercial “Calgon, take me away!” when I say that I consider my books to be less an escape and more a safe place. Sure, I work very hard to make the stories fun. But more. There are people who have been badly hurt by life. For them, even the brush of a negative emotion can be like a severe blow. So in the Biting Love stories I craft each emotionally-charged moment like a puff of air. Most people will say, nice breeze, but to me, there’s a difference between light and deliciously delicate.
What else? Well, there’s always a theme but I’m never hammering a message. There are some heart-stopping moments and some squirm-in-your-chair ones too. But by the finish of the book you should wind up feeling good about things, and find something to cheer about at the end.
About Biting Oz by Mary Hughes
Biting Oz is the fifth book in the Biting Love series. Enter the contest to win all 5 ebooks and a $20 Amazon or BN Gift Card.
Gunter Marie “Junior” Stieg is stuck selling sausage for her folks in small-town Meiers Corners. Until one day she’s offered a way out-the chance to play pit orchestra for a musical headed for Broadway: Oz Wonderful Oz.
But someone is threatening the show’s young star. To save the production, Junior must join forces with the star’s dark, secretive bodyguard, whose sapphire eyes and lyrical Welsh accent thrill her. And whose hard, muscular body sets fire to her passions.
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