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In the Author Spotlight

Selena Illyria

AL: Hi Selena Thanks for being in the “Author Spotlight” this week.

Selena: Thank You so much for having me.

AL: So, tell us what’s happening with you.

Selena: Nothing much is going on. I just saw the movie Sherlock Holmes and loved it. I’ve been catching up on my paperback to be read pile with Rogue Angel: Spirit Banner by Alex Archer.

AL: You have lots and lots of books for us to read. Please share with us about your newest or upcoming release.

Selena: My most recent release is from the Del Fantasma multi-author series at Aspen Mountain Press called Chocolate Snake Bites (Out Now). About a couple who is having communication problems.

My upcoming release is from the Last Call Europe multi-author series at Changeling Press called Dog Sled (Comes out April 29th) about a pack alpha and the wizard’s familiar and black cat shifter he has his sights set on.

AL: What other works are you deep into?

Selena: I just started my next contribution to the Dragon Kin series at Changeling Press and am almost done with book 3 in my Hades Helmet series also from Changeling Press.

AL: Who inspired you to follow your dream of writing?

Selena: My friends. They encouraged me to write and submit.

AL: Out of all your stories do you have one that is more near and dear your heart?

Selena: Oh, that’s hard, all my stories have a little piece of my heart.

AL: What is one glaringly/specific personality trait that you put into your hero/heroine that is all Selena? One that a family member or friend is hey, this is so you. :-D

Selena: Oh lord, um, hmmm that’s a hard questions. Um, my quirks. My silliness. LOL

AL: Okay, let’s dig a little deeper…If you could meet someone famous in either history, or present day…who would you like to meet and why?

Selena: Oh boy, so many people. I’m in a musical mood so maybe Beethoven or Mozart, but I wouldn’t ask questions, I’d just want to hear the music. LOL

AL: What's your favorite music?

Selena: Oh, my taste in music goes across the board from classical to some metal to pop to jazz to the blues. Depends on my mood really.

AL: What decadent delight must you have no matter what?

Selena: Chocolate covered pretzels. Mmmm, salty, sweet, crispy goodness.

AL: What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

Selena: Oh goodness, hmmm, going to visit my friend Shar, all by myself on a train. (This was during my trip to England, had to go up north all by myself. It was my first time in England.)

AL: Silly question…You have to ask a fictional character out on a date—who would you ask and what would you do together?

Selena: Hmmm, first one that comes to mind is Garrison from my story Last Call Europe: Chocolate Bliss. We’d have dinner and just talk. Yes, just talk, I swear. LOL

AL: Please share a favorite quote(s) with us.

Selena: Let’s see my most recent favorite is from the Dalai Lama:

“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.”

But my most favorite quote is one I have up on my website:

"In a man’s letters his soul lies naked." - Samuel Johnson

AL: Thanks so much for sharing with joining us this week, Selena.

Selena: Thank you so much for having me.

AL: If you’d like to find out more about Selena please visit:

Website: www.selenaillyria.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/selenaillyria
My Space: www.myspace.com/selenaillyria
Twitter: www.twitter.com/selena_illyria

FEATURED TITLE: DOG SLED

Blurb:

Werewolf Silvano wants a break from the drama in pack business. A night out is exactly what he needs. He doesn't count on his rival's familiar Hexuba strolling into Last Call.

Black cat shifter and wizard's familiar Hexuba has always wanted Silvano even though he's the enemy. One night is all she asks to indulge her wildest fantasies with him. Come morning she'll be gone.

Will one night be enough?

Excerpt:

Warning: Excerpt contains file contains sexually explicit scenes and adult language which some may find offensive and which is not appropriate for readers under the age of 18.

Silvano stood in his bathroom staring at his foggy reflection in the mirror. He drew in a breath and blew it out. Tension sung through his body as he prepared himself for the monthly fuckfest. Or, as his elders liked to call it, the compatibility test. He didn't buy it for a second. Find your mate by fucking them. He scoffed at the notion but there wasn't much he could do about it. Either he slept with all the available females in his pack to find a suitable alpha female or he lost his pack. So it was decreed in the pack bylaws, the rules his father had followed as laid out by his father before him and so on and so on, ad nauseam.

As a hormone-driven youth, he'd reveled at the chance to fuck so many willing women. Now, as an adult of thirty-four, with his thirty-fifth birthday right around the corner, he was tired of it. All of it. He'd fucked practically every available woman in the pack. His father had even thought of bringing in women from an allied pack to see if he would fit better with one of them. He'd turned them all down. It wasn't just the sex that was tiresome, but also the elders and his second lieutenant, the rules, the obligations...

He was alpha, the leader, and yet he couldn't make up new rules or lead his people the way he wanted. The system was antiquated, governed by laws and decorum that didn't fit into today's world of paraphiles, people obsessed with the paranormal and all aspects of it. The young pups lived in a sort of static environment, caught between tradition and the modern age where werewolves could blend in with the normal populace without being shunned for doing so.

The other problem on his horizon was twofold. One was from an ex-pack member, Turk. The man had been begun to dabble in the dark arts, accessing the magick in his blood from his wizard ancestry all in a bid to take over the pack that had exiled him long ago. Silvano feared for his once childhood friend. According to reports, Turk was going insane, being driven by dark forces. There was very little Silvano could do short of killing the man, and he was reluctant to do so. Many in both packs had blamed him for Turk's current behavior. Silvano had refused to step aside during the pack challenge and let Turk win.

He shook his head. Silvano couldn't have allowed that. The man was unstable. And now there was the problem of Turk's black cat familiar: Hexuba. Just thinking her name heated his blood. His cock went from flaccid to semi-hard. He could see her face, the velvety dark chocolate colored eyes. Just a glance made him want to drag her someplace private, away from distractions, and discover what secret places on her body made her cry out and moan.

"Fucking hell." He fisted his cock at the base and stroked slowly, allowing the arousal to grow. "Hex." He hissed out her name as his mind painted her image among the wisps of steam. Her delicate nose, high cheekbones and lush, full lips came into view. He groaned again as his thoughts drifted to feeling those lips against his as she explored his body. Silvano could feel the pebbled tips of her nipples scraping across his belly as she moved downward. He wanted to feel her mouth on him, feel her tongue lap at the slit atop his cockhead before swallowing him whole.

The fantasy continued to build as his imagination painted Hex on her knees, lips dragging along his hardened length. The minx would tease him, giving him just enough pressure to send pulses of pleasure up his spine and throughout his body before releasing his cock. She would lap up his seed while pumping him with her hand before returning to torment him with her mouth, and he would love every minute of it.

"Silvano, are you ready?" a high-pitched female voice called out.

The fantasy evaporated just like the steam and he swore. His cock lost some of its hardness as real life came crashing in. With a sigh, he shook his head. "Time to do my duty."

11 comments:

Lizzie Lynn Lee said...

I can't wait to get this one. Selena always writes HOT stories!

Diana Castilleja said...

Great interview!

DS is a great addition to the Last Call line. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Enjoyed the Interview!

Hi Selena,

Looks like another hot read! Where's the fan. lol

Love the book cover, too.

Selena Illyria said...

Thank You guys! I had so much fun writing the book.

I have a Coupon Code you can use at Changeling Press.com

Use:
Dogsled1

at checkout for 5% off your order.

Dianne Duvall said...

Great interview!

I enjoyed learning more about you, Selena, and think Dog Sled sounds very intriguing!

Lisa G's said...

Tease Tease Tease I guess that what exerts r for! LOL Love gotta have it!

Rox said...

That excerpt steamed up my glasses!

Sherry said...

I really enjoyed the interview and the excerpt was great. I can't wait to read this book. Love the cover.

sstrode@scrtc.com

Cherise Sinclair said...

That is a totally yummy excerpt. You made my morning (although my bank account might not forgive you) :-)

Kayelle Allen said...

Woo, hot one! And I totally believe you about the "just talk" part. No, really. I do. ;0

Selena Illyria said...

Thank You all so much for commenting and yes Kayelle we would just talk. I swear!Stop looking at me like that!