Hot in Handcuffs holds novellas from not one or two amazing authors; it also has a FBI Psychics novella from well known romantic suspense author Shiloh Walker. And we are lucky enough to have her stop by today, and we didn’t even have to handcuff her to get answers from her! Welcome Shiloh!
Shiloh: Thanks for having me drop by…
Lexi: Hot in Handcuffs sounds...well, hot. Your novella The Unwilling seems to have your signature suspense theme. But since it is part of a book of “Three Novellas of Erotic Capture” did you put a little more steam or BDSM than usual?
Shiloh: There aren’t any BDSM elements in mine, no… the connecting element with the three books is really the law enforcement rather than BDSM, although I know each of us played up different elements in our stories. But there wouldn’t have been any way for me to play that angle and still do justice to the story, from both a suspense angle and the way my series works, considering the confines of a novella’s length. It’s steamy, yes, but most of my books are.
Lexi: This isn’t your first book to have handcuffs on the cover or in the title (Whipped Cream and Handcuffs). Nor is it the first novella compilation you have done with Shayla and Sylvia. Seems your naughtier side comes out in your novellas. Do you enjoy writing novellas more than your novels, or maybe just being able to write something in a common theme as other authors is good inspiration?
Shiloh: Well, it’s sort of the first project with the three of us, really. We had an ebook project that we put together, but none of us really worked together on a theme for that one. We did focus more on this one.
As to novels versus novellas…stories are just going to be what they are. Some are meant to be shorter, some are meant to be longer. Just as some are meant to be hotter and some aren’t. I give the story what it needs, what it asks for. And ah…quite a few of my full length books are pretty hot. BROKEN, for one. CHAINS was another…it’s three connected novellas with a mystery that runs throughout the entire story.
Lexi: You have multiple series that cover paranormal, mystery, suspense, military and a few more. Multiple series yet they could be called dark and some erotic. A tricky combination when you want to end up happy at the end. Would you say your books are romance, in that they have their happily ever after endings?
Shiloh: With one or two exceptions, yes, all of my books are romance. The only exceptions are a new series I’m starting under my alter-ego J.C. Daniels—the COLBANA FILES, which is urban fantasy. It’s got a romantic subplot to it, and will probably appeal to paranormal romance readers, but it’s not romance—there’s no neat little bow at the end of the book. The other title that had more of a Happy For Now was DRASTIC MEASURES, an erotica title that came out from Ellora’s Cave.
Lexi: After reading the excerpt on your web site for The Unwilling I am really hoping for a HEA for Mica and Colby. They both have unusual psychic abilities that give them something to bind them closer together. If you could have a psychic ability would you want one?
Shiloh: None. Unless I can psychically wish my house clean at the drop of a hat. I don’t think any psychic gift would come without tremendous burdens and I’d rather not shoulder them.
Lexi: Psychic ability or not we still loved having you stop by the blog today. Congrats on your new release. Hope you get some down time this summer, or at least time to take a break from your many, many writing projects and open a bottle of wine!
Shiloh: Wine…. Happy sigh.
Allow yourself to imagine the man behind the dark sunglasses. Hear the purr of his zipper as he lowers it, then reaches for the shiny metal hanging from his black leather belt. It’s futile to resist arrest. Give yourself up to the fantasy. Besides, he thinks you’re so hot in handcuffs…
Arresting Desire by Shayla BlackFBI Agent Jon Bocelli never stopped wanting beautiful professor Lucia DiStefano. She’s interested in taking her first lover, and he intends to be that man. When her past puts her life in danger, Jon risks everything to save her and prove this fling is forever.On Fire by Sylvia DayWhen Deputy Marshal Jared Cameron investigates a series of arson attacks in a seaside town, the biggest blast of heat comes from sexy fire inspector Darcy Michaels—until their scorching after-hours affair is compromised by a secret from Darcy’s past.The Unwilling by Shiloh WalkerMica Greer and her former lover, ex-FBI agent Colby Mathis once shared an intimate past and a powerful psychic gift. Now, they’ve been reunited by a bizarre series of murders—and an electrifying passion that could put them both in jeopardy.
About Shiloh Walker:
Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more...ah...serious vampire stories. She loves reading and writing anything paranormal, anything fantasy, and nearly every kind of romance. Once upon a time she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest.
You can find her at her website HERE.
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