Today I welcome Lori Toland to my little section of Blogosphere Real Estate. As a writer of erotic romance myself, and since all my characters are human, I just had to ask Lori -
How did the fact that your hero is human, and your heroine is not, affect the way you wrote the love/sex scenes? Inquiring minds want to know!
Here's what Lori had to say -
Actually I wanted to know too. It drove me to finish the book, to find out how a human and a demon slayer could actually fall in love. Luke pursues Ashlee, not knowing she isn’t human. Ashlee knows she needs to stop Luke from falling in love with her before it’s too late, before she loses her heart as well.
Demon slayers mate for power, not for love but Ashlee hopes one day she can have both. When Luke comes crashing into her life, she has to make a choice. Wait for a demon slayer to bond with or follow the direction her heart is leading her in. Toward Luke.
Luke keeps pressing forward in his seduction, hoping to knock down the walls around Ashlee’s heart. She is like no other woman he has ever met and once he finds out she battles the demons that threaten mankind, he knows he has to protect her in all her battles. Even in her dreams.
A mysterious power has setting out to seduce her with fantasies of the only man she has ever wanted. Luke has to be the hero Ashlee never knew she needed to slay the demons she can’t kill. She may lose her life to protect a secret she can’t share with Luke.
I hope you enjoy the book! Thanks for having me by!
It's been my pleasure, Lori. Now let's show off your awesome cover and give our readers a glimpse of SOUL SEDUCTION.
Ashlee Bennett has her priorities straight. Fighting demons is at the top of the list until she meets her sexy neighbor, Luke Byrne. Even though he is human, she can't stop dreaming about his buff body and sexy grin, until her dreams turn to nightmares.
Her world is turned upside down when Luke follows her one night but instead of being afraid, he is only more determined to stand beside her and fight. Ashlee knows she needs to keep her distance from Luke, not just to protect her virginity but her heart as well. But Luke may be the only one who can save her from the night, and her dreams.
“I can’t just leave,” I protested as the cool evening air hit me. “I came with a friend.”
He rounded on me, and I nearly ran into him. “You mean your boyfriend? Do you want to stay with him? Just say the word, Ash.”
The possessive tone in his voice ticked me off. “What the hell, Luke? I don’t even know you, and you’re acting like you fucking own me.” But even as I said the words, I wanted him to grab me, hold me, and take me however he wanted. My lust for him clouded my ability to say no.
“Ash,” he said gruffly, “all I think about is having you.” He moved forward as he spoke, and I stepped backward, keeping my distance until my back met a wall. I knew my control around him was shot to hell, and I couldn’t trust myself. He snaked his hand into my hair and roughly grabbed the strands. He angled my head so I couldn’t look away. If I were able to breathe, I would have hyperventilated.
“Don’t.” My plea sounded weak, and I doubted he even heard me.
“I can’t help myself,” he said and kissed me gently. It was the lightest of pressure on my lips, until he coaxed them apart. When my tongue met his, I was tentative at first, but Luke took charge and claimed my mouth.
I was strong enough to pull away, to tell him no and kick him in the nuts if he didn’t stop. But I didn’t want to. I let myself drown in his kisses. I was so wrapped up in what he was doing to me with his mouth, I barely noticed he had lifted me up and held me against the concrete wall.
He settled his hips between my legs and rocked them, pressing his cock against my clit. The only thing keeping him from fucking me was the thin barrier of our jeans. I spiraled higher, and my pussy clenched, desperate to have him inside me.
He pulled his lips away from mine, and my vision whited out. My clit pulsed faster and faster, and I accidentally banged the back of my head against the hard concrete wall as every muscle in my body tensed.
I shook from the intensity of my climax, my teeth grinding together. He leaned in and kissed me, claiming my mouth with his tongue again. Then he broke our kiss and whispered, “You are mine, Ash. Don’t doubt for a second that I will own you. All of you.”
I quivered, my lips parting, ready for more. I felt like we were frozen in time, and I would have spent forever there, memorizing his face.
Meet Lori Toland -
CEO by day, erotic romance writer by night, Lori Toland lives in Orlando where the summers are hot but the romance between her characters is even hotter. Writing since the tender age of 13, Lori somehow finds time to play video games and watch movies while taking care of her beloved cats and a husband who will forever be her hero.
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