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Guest Author Tierney O’Malley
Presents The Story
“Always You “
From This Wonderful Book Set!
Alpha Fever: 22 Sizzling Contemporary and Paranormal Romance Stories
(Alpha Heat & Alpha Fever)
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Damn. He must keep his feelings tucked deep in the bowels of his soul. Rienne wasn’t his to touch, to dream of, to fantasize. As it is, he was already betraying their friendship. Having Rienne this close could be dangerous. She was a forbidden fruit—a delicious one.
James touched Rienne’s cheek. It was warm, smooth, and felt good on his skin. God, he wanted to kiss her and not just where the pad of his thumb ran back and forth. He wanted to kiss her all over.
“Hey, love. Tired?”
“Yes, but happy,” she replied sleepily. “I had a great time today. Thank you.”
“You’re welcome.” James opened his door then quickly went to the passenger’s side. Rienne had already unbuckled herself. Leaning down, he planted a kiss on her forehead, just because he couldn’t control himself. “Hang on to me.”
“What? Are you going to carry me inside?” Rienne smiled.
James had to look away at those beautiful lips. Damn. “Uh-huh. Looks like you’re dead on your feet.” As soon as Rienne wrapped her slender arms around his neck, he knew right away that carrying her was a bad idea. She smelled of shampoo, sunshine, summer, and a woman.
He scooped her up and held her tight. “What am I going to do with you?” He didn’t expect an answer and he didn’t get it. Rienne just sighed. Her breath tickled his neck. That simple action sent a delicious feeling down to his cock. Fuck. If he kept this up, they’d end up in bed—naked. Moreover, the way Rienne returned his kiss earlier, he had a feeling she wouldn’t mind if they shared a bed tonight.
Damn, damn, damn.
“Am I really that heavy?”
“You’ve been grunting.”
“Sorry, love. I just thought of something.”
“Not about dropping me, I hope.”
Rienne said the words with her mouth almost touching his neck’s skin, her breath warm and arousing. “Never crossed my mind.” With a little bit of maneuvering, he managed to open the door. His dad never locked it whenever he was out at night.
Inside, a lamp left on gave him enough visibility to find the stairs. He pretended to drop Rienne. She screamed like an angel. “Shh! Brat, you’ll wake Dad.”
Rienne giggled. “You’re fault.” She wrapped her arms around his neck tighter.
Sighing, James tried to ignore her breasts pressed against him. Fuck, this is big time lunacy. He quickened his pace. The sooner he put her to bed, the better. In his arms, he held an innocent young woman. Inexperienced. And he had a huge hard on for her.
As soon as he reached Rienne’s bedroom, he used the toe of his shoe to kick the door open. Two vanity lights on each side of the headboard glowed softly in the room.
“Home,” Rienne replied with a soft voice that was very very sexy.
Damn. Why did she have to be a friend? Why couldn’t she just be someone he’d met, became infatuated, and fallen in love with? Fuck, he thought. He was just temporarily in love with Rienne the last time he saw her—if there was such a thing as temporary love. Now, seeing her again had brought out all the feelings and fantasies he’d had about her. A feeling that had been scratching his chest had started as a friendly affection, admiration and strong physical attraction. Now, he wanted more. His heart yearned for more.
As gentle as he could, he placed Rienne in the middle of her bed. He expected her to let go, but she didn’t.
“Thank you again for the wonderful time,” she said while her fingers played with his hair at the back of his neck.
“My pleasure, love.” He stared at her for a full minute while his thoughts ran amuck. He wanted so badly to kiss her again. Instead, he ran his hands through her hair. “Do you need anything?”
“No, thank you.”
“I had fun hanging out with you.”
“I’m not boring?”
Far from that. “Not at all. I’ll think of something to do tomorrow.”
Rienne smiled. “Do that.”
He kissed Rienne’s forehead with the intention of saying goodnight and leaving after, but he couldn’t.
That was it. Rienne’s sensual way of saying his name snapped the thin thread he was hanging on to. Every sane reason why he shouldn’t be in her bed flew. What he wanted, won—to kiss Rienne again.
Hello there. Wow. Thank you so much for this awesome opportunity to share with you what my author life is about and how much fun I am having creating wonderful stories for everyone to enjoy. My name is Tierney O’Malley, an award winning contemporary and paranormal author. I live with my husband, our two girls and a golden retriever in the beautiful state of Washington. I love the outdoors as much as I love staying indoors. My husband and I are tennis players, we love to go for a walk, and spend quality time in front of the television while getting our hands greasy with popcorn. Lol.
Let’s Get Started!!!
How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?
I have been writing for almost eight years now. My debut novella was contracted by Cobblestone Press. While in Europe, eXtasy Books contracted my Knight Brothers series, Band Brothers, and other standalone books. All in that same year. So, after dreaming of seeing my name on a book cover, I found myself buried in multiple edits. And I loved it!
Creating stories has been a part of my everyday existence as far as I can recall. During my younger years, I stayed in my room for hours writing, copying songs from a songbook, while my friends were out having fun. I just love having a pen in my hand. (I still use a pen and a journal when I’m writing) However, I became serious about writing when my girls were in elementary grade. I’ve read a good number of historical books (yes, I am addicted to historical romance J.) Whenever I finished a book, the unseasoned writer in me kept poking its head out until I decided to write down all of my ideas on my PC. To Trust a Wicked Man came into fruition. At that time, Cobblestone Press had caught my attention. I read everything about the company and liked what I saw. I wanted to be a part of CP then. So, with my manuscripts(ms) ready to be submitted, I emailed it to CP. It got rejected. Lol. Yes. That was my first major rejection. I was not fazed by it though. After I received my ms that looked like it had been in a bloodbath, I took heed of the editors comments and suggestions. So, I reworked it and resubmitted although the editor didn’t say ‘resend’. Christmas time, CP offered me a contract for the ms. Since then I became a bat living in my bat cave most of the time creating contemporary sexy stories and with drool-worthy heroes.
What are the best and the worst aspects of writing?
One of the best parts of writing is being able to create, to imagine, and to decide where and how my story should end. It’s like waving a magic wand and my characters comes to life. Writing is not easy, but it is really rewarding. Whenever I see my name on the book cover, that’s an achievement. A product of hard work. An ice cream on a hot sunny day.
The editing aspect of writing can be daunting, but I wouldn’t call it the worst. Like I said, writing is not easy, but there is nothing about it that I would consider unpleasant. I’ve been in this industry for years. I love it and will continue weaving stories as long as my mind and body will allow me.
What inspires you to write?
Everything around me, really. I live in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded with trees, beautiful mountains, islands and water. Whenever I look at those mountains, walk at the beach, the romantic side of me kicks in and ideas come up. Wolf’s Soul, the Midnight Howl novel that is included in Beyond the Veil boxed set headed by Gina Kincaid, is based on the Cascades. Scenes at The Best of June are based on Edmonds Marina and the Seattle area. The rest of my books are all based here.
I am sitting smack in the middle of this paradise that fills me with a strong desire to do something creative. It feeds me with ideas that I have spun into romantic stories.
What is the title of your story included in Alpha Fever? How did you come up with this story?
My story Always You is included in Alpha Fever. I thought about this story because of Facebook. Lol, yes. Facebook.
Always You is about two people who loved each other but circumstances separated them. Then, Fate intervenes. The hero and heroine reconnected again through Facebook. But…J I’ll just give you the blurb:
When always means forever…
He’s been the one.
Rienne Cailler’s only wish is to have a normal life and end her years of hiding from the reporters and Federal agents. But her world turns even more upside down when she lives with James, the man whom she has learned to love at a young age, who takes her virginity and shows her exquisite passion the two of them can share—in and out of bed.
She’s always been his to keep.
James Huntington already knows Rienne is not his to claim, but something draws him to her like a moth to a flame. She crawls under his skin until James surrenders to the temptation that her nearness arouses in him, and the sweetness of his love for her.
And then Fate intervenes.
When Rienne’s father, Roy, learns about her relationship with James, he tries to separate them. Afraid of what her father will do to James, she agrees to leave him, their dream together, and the cabin they share without getting the chance to tell him about her secret.
When two hearts refuse to bend.
James expects everything from meeting a special someone he hasn’t seen in a long time, but nothing prepares him to hear from Rienne what he’s been missing the whole time.
Will time, distance, and the unveiling of a secret keep James and Rienne, eternally apart or will they uphold their promises to each other… “Always you?”
How did you conduct your research for Always You?
I did a bit of research on seaplanes and restaurants around the San Juan Islands using the Internet. With Always You, I’m lucky enough to not have to do any extensive researching or calling anyone for advice and confirmation. J
What are 3 of your favorite lines/quotes from Always You?
Here are my favorite lines from the book Always You.
1. “Don’t worry, James. I won’t touch anything that gives you pleasure.”
2. “You’re a boy. You hear innuendos all the time. Even if there is no innuendo.”
3. “Go from there? I know you’re dying to bang him again, but darling, he’s a ship’s captain. If I’m right, he’s floating on water for months. You know what that means. Months without sex. Who knows, maybe he has different women in every port. Seamen are known for that. Deprived, their sacs blue, and their hand’s covered with calluses from masturbating.”
What would your friends say is your best quality?
My best quality as an author? I’d say I am very good in creating believable characters that they can relate to and also I am funny.
Are reader reviews important to you?
Important in a sense that I can learn from them. I take readers reviews as if they are my editors. Of course, there are some reviews that have made me laugh, wonder, and shake my head, but you just have to weed those out. Reviews are cool. They help with publicity and sales. One book could be good to one reader but not with the other. However, they are opinions. Take what you think can help you when you write your next book. Readers are our audience. They can see what we often missed and I have respect for them.
Do you have any blogs/websites?
My website is http://tierneyomalley.com My blog is attached to it. Please visit my cyberspace. I always blog about my recent/upcoming books and giveaways. You can sign up with my newsletter as well.
What do you do when you don’t write?
Aside from tidying up the house because I spent too much time writing? Lol. Whenever I am not sitting in front of my Mac, I would be out for a walk with my husband or watching a movie from the Red Box after dinner. Most of the time though, I’d be playing my guitar. Love the instrument. I have four of them and I am looking into buying another one.
Tell us about your other books?
Thanks to Gina Kincaid for trusting me and my work I am now a part of two exciting boxed sets. Alpha Heat and Beyond the Veil. Two great boxed sets consisting of stories from wonderful award winning, Amazon and USA Today bestselling authors.
Always You (Alpha Heat) is a contemporary/chick lit story that I really enjoyed writing. The hero and heroine met when they were young. Love bloomed and they defied everything. It’s one of those love stories that shouldn’t be, but happened anyway. Also, it is super hot.
Wolf’s Soul (Beyond the Veil) is another lovely story that I worked so hard to write. Paranormal but very romantic. The characters, despite having powers, could die. But not really. Lol. There’s another twist to that. Also, this story is steamy with open door sex scenes.
I have a new book coming out March 8, 2016 from Totally Bound. Inked Promise is the third book of the Blue-eyed Four series. At present, it sits as the number one bestseller on Totally Bound’s list. Check out my other books as well from eXtasy Books.
If you could share one thing about yourself that you would like readers to know what would it be?
That I eat green apples with salt while writing. Lol. Okay, one thing about me. Once my book is out, I never read it again.
Thank you so much for such an entertaining interview Tierney!
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