Monday, April 15, 2013

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Today we have a guest post by Malia Mallory

Five Facts About Tabitha


Thank you so much for hosting me! Today, I thought I'd give readers a little more background information about Tabitha, one of my main characters. She meets the hero, Marcus while on vacationHis Need, Her Desire. Their story continues in New York City in His Desire, Her Surrender. Though her
character develops through two books, there is always more to know!
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From the books, readers will learn that Tabitha is a spunky brunette who works at a law firm. Marcus introduces her to some light bondage and other games and she discovers a side to her personality she didn't even guess was there. But that is just the beginning.


Writers usually have information in reserve in case it is needed in the book or simply to allow us to write with depth about our characters. So what are some things I know about Tabitha that weren't included for the reader?


1.  Tabitha was an athlete in high school. She has always been physically fit and enjoyed sports. She was a multi-season athlete - volleyball in the fall and softball in the spring.


2.  Tabitha grew up in a loving family. She is a well-adjusted character. She has insecurities like everyone, but she isn't emotionally damaged. That isn't true of all my characters. She is standard girl next door material with no major traumas.


3.  Tabitha hasn't found her vocation. She's smart and enthusiastic. She went to college and came out with a liberal arts degree. She started at the law firm thinking it would be temporary, but it has turned into something longer. However, she doesn't view it as her career.


4.  Tabitha has an adventurous side. She ends up by herself on vacation in Hawaii and at first, she considers returning home, but she sticks with it. When Marcus introduces her to some bondage, she's surprised, but willing to try. She doesn't jump right in, she thinks and considers, but she usually ends up taking the new path.


5.  Tabitha enjoys art. She loves perusing galleries and museums. She keeps a sketchbook and draws in it frequently. She even dabbles in a bit of painting from time to time.


I hope you enjoyed learning more about Tabitha. Have you ever wondered about the backstory for some of your favorite characters?




Blurb for His Desire, Her Surrender


Tabitha Quinn's Hawaii vacation was anything but ordinary. Dominant billionaire Marcus Granger saved her life, swept her into his bed, and then left her heartbroken. Now she's back in New York, mourning the man she's sure she'll never see again.


Marcus may have left handprints on her skin, but Tabitha's left handprints on his heart: he tracks her down, and they resume the sizzling affair they began in the islands.


Tabitha belongs to Marcus body and soul in bed, but she worries she doesn't belong in his high-stakes world. They've already dodged a murder attempt, and now Marcus is fighting off a competitor's takeover. When the rival company obtains critical information, suspicion falls on Tabitha. She has to prove she's innocent--and worthy to wear Marcus's collar.


Excerpt from His Desire, Her Surrender


Marcus tapped his stomach. "I don't know about you, but I'm getting hungry. If you fix something, I'll reward you later. Deal?"

"Sure." Tabitha pulled chicken from the refrigerator as Marcus left her to find her way around the kitchen. She planned to cook something quick and easy on the stovetop. She located onions, chopped them and tossed them into a sauté pan. Further searching turned up rice and spices. A little saffron and cardamom and she'd have something tasty.

Once everything was in the pan, she tracked down the makings of a salad. That would do, she thought, chicken and rice with salad. Simple but appetizing.

As she set the table, Marcus reappeared, towels in hand. "I thought you might want one for sitting." He spread one on the chair at the head of the table and the other on the chair to the side.

Tabitha handed Marcus the salad bowl. "This whole nudity thing. I'm not sure if I'd get used to it. Might get chilly."

Marcus stole a carrot slice out of the salad and tossed it in his mouth. "I imagine so. But it can be a fun change of pace."

"Yes." Tabitha brought the chicken and rice to the table, and they settled in.

Marcus gazed on the food with appreciation. "This is great. I'm starving."

"I hope you like it. I make it quite often."

Marcus placed one hand on her thigh as he took a bite with the other.

Tabitha's fork stopped in mid-air as heat flooded her. She was glad for the towel underneath her. The last thing she wanted was to stain the upholstery.

Marcus massaged her skin and slid his hand between her thighs.

Tabitha set down her fork. "Marcus!"

He continued eating. "Yes?"

"I can't eat when you do that."

"You can't?" He took another bite of chicken, clearly enjoying it. His fingers searched her intimate recesses.

Tabitha pursed her lips, displaying an amused frown. "No. I'm too distracted."

"Mmm. That is unfortunate. This meal is wonderful."

"It's hard to think about eating right now."

Marcus maintained his innocent air while he explored her moistening skin. "Really? I'm having no trouble at all." He ingested another bite.


Malia Mallory Biography

Malia Mallory lives in Hawaii with her husband and daughter. She's been working with words since alphabet blocks rolled into her crib, not only writing her own work but copy editing and proofreading the work of others. She has loved to read about relationships since she first sneaked off with her mother's Harlequin.


Malia Mallory is the best-selling author of The ABCs of Erotica series, which covers the erotic spectrum from BDSM to ménage and everything in between. More releases in the series are on the way. She has also released the Mia's Cop Craving series and Santa's Backdoor Baby. Malia’s books have hit the bestselling erotica lists at both Amazon and iTunes. Her books are available in electronic format at major retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Sony, Diesel, Smashwords and AllRomance Books.


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