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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

BTS Tours: Been Loving You Too Long by Seraphina Donavan



Title:  Been Loving You Too Long
Author:  Seraphina Donavan
Publisher:  Curvy Seductions Press; 1 edition (June 10, 2013)
Length:  168 pgs
Sub-Genre: Erotic, romance

BLURB: 

Ophelia Broulliard’s life has always been linked to the wealthy and powerful DuChamps family. The granddaughter of the family’s housekeeper, she’s worshipped Vincent DuChamps from afar--the ever unattainable prince in her fairy tale dreams. Little does she know that Vincent harbors his own secret feelings for her, but other darker secrets that he sees as an insurmountable obstacle to ever being the man she deserves, have prompted him to avoid her altogether.

When Thomas, the family patriarch dies, his will bears some unpleasant surprises for them both. Thomas wants nothing more than for Vincent and his siblings to be happy, and in his final act as the only father figure they’ve ever had, engineers a series of contingencies in his will that require them each to face their demons. Only too aware of what Vincent really feels for Ophelia, Thomas creates a situation that will force Vincent to confront his feelings. Unless, Vincent and Ophelia marry, Vincent and his siblings will lose everything, including the family business.

Forced into such close proximity, denying their attraction for one another becomes impossible. But even as they grow closer, other threats to the future of DuChamps Hotels and all that Vincent holds dear threaten to destroy their burgeoning relationship. Ophelia has played it safe her whole life. Taking a risk on Vincent is a frightening prospect. Will it be worth it, or will his secrets break both their hearts?

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EXCERPTS:

“You look tired, Vincent.”

He quirked an eyebrow, his expression sardonic.  “So I hear.”

It had slipped out, an admission that she shouldn’t have made.  Acknowledging to anyone how frequently Vincent crossed her mind or how often she studied his face was dangerous.

When he looked up at her, their gazes locked and Ophelia’s breath simply froze.  Her lungs seized and she could do nothing but stare into his coal-black eyes and pray that everything she felt for him wasn’t written all over her face.

It was only when he drew her hand up and placed it against his chest, directly over his racing heart that she realized he’d even still been holding it.  The firmness of muscle and the springy mat of chest hair beneath the cotton of his shirt was too much temptation to resist.  She caressed that muscle lightly and watched as his eyes blazed with lust.

His expression changed to something she could only describe as carnal, predatory even. He stepped closer to her, backing her against the island.

She let out a sigh, savoring the sensation of his closeness, of the heat from his body scorching her.
His mouth was only inches from her and the anticipation of waiting for the kiss that seemed so inevitable was agonizing.  “Tell me to stop,” he demanded.

“You shouldn’t,” she whispered, unable to find her voice.

“I shouldn’t stop or I shouldn’t kiss you, Ophelia?  Which is it?”

She knew the right answer, the answer she ought to give.  Instead, she sank against him, savoring the heat, the hard planes of his body against hers.  Her eyes closed softly as she raised her lips to his. 

The heat between them sparked, flared, then raged out of control.  She might have initiated that first tentative touch of their lips, but he quickly seized the reins.

His lips were firm as they settled over hers, demanding.  When his teeth scraped her bottom lip, nipping roughly and then soothing with his tongue, she couldn’t hold back the low moan.  Each gentle tug and pull as he sucked at her lips, the sensual glide of his tongue against hers as he swept it into her mouth was overwhelmingly intense.

It was as if he’d peered inside her and knew what she wanted even before he she did.  Heat suffused her, spreading throughout her body.  He tasted of bourbon and the spice that was simply him.  Sliding her hands up and over the breadth of his shoulders, she clasped her hands behind his neck, bringing them even closer.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Seraphina Donavan is a hopeless romantic with a wicked & oh-so-dirty mind! Those things, combined with her love of writing, prompted her to take the leap and transform those fantasies into written words on a page. As a curvy girl herself, Seraphina has made it a point to celebrate those women with delicious curves with her work through writing and the hot men who love them.

She currently has 11 published books & is working on many more...

Living in Central Kentucky, Seraphina spends her time rescuing stray animals, working for a non-profit agency and dreaming of becoming a best-selling author. She lives in a home that has more character than working parts and enjoys spending time with her fur babies. Feel free to contact her with any questions or thoughts on your mind.. She loves connecting with her readers & hearing from anyone!

Twitter: @MissSeraphinaD
Gmail: SeraphinaDonavan@gmail.com


EM: Welcome to My World, Seraphina. It is lovely to have you here today. :-)

 Firstly, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m a total geek and love it. I just fulfilled a lifelong dream of seeing Adrian Paul in person.  I didn’t need bail money and I don’t think I humiliated myself. That’s what I’m going with at any rate.  I’m not married. Living in Central Kentucky with more cats than any sane woman ought to have. 

1. How long have you been writing for?
 I can’t honestly remember a time when I wasn’t writing, but I didn’t pursue publication until 2011. 


2. Did you always know that you wanted to be a writer?
Again, I was always telling stories.  As a kid, I was telling ghost stories to my friends on the playground at school.  It’s just a part of who I am. 

3. What is your favourite genre to read? To write? And why?
Romance of any kind. I’ll read contemporary, historical, paranormal, erotica.  It’s the same with writing. It just depends on what stories are floating around in my head on any given day. 

4. Who is your favourite author? Fave book? And why?
I have so many. I love Teresa Medeiros, Christina Dodd.  Kallypso Masters. Kathleen Brooks.  Leanore Elliott is also fantastic. 

5. How do you get your ideas?
That’s the million dollar question.  They’re just there.  That doesn’t mean the writing process is easy.  But the ideas are sort of incessant... and insistent.  They will not be denied. 

6. In your opinion what is the hardest part of the writing process?
Being a realistic self editor--separating what is insecurity, what is vanity and just focusing on the story. 

7. In your opinion what is the best part of the writing process?
Praise.  lol.  Seriously, there’s an intense feeling of satisfaction when you sit back and read a scene and it’s so good that you forget it’s even something you wrote and you just get caught up in the story. 

8. Are you a planner or a panster?
A bit of both.  I’m a planster.  I start writing, let the story flow for a bit, then about midway through, I’ll outline to tie up any loose ends. 

9. Do you prefer to concentrate on one story, or juggle a few?
Oh, I juggle everything. 

10. Tell us about one of the most favourable scene you have written.
In Been Loving You Too Long, the scene with Vincent and Ophelia in the kitchen is just electric. 

11. Out of all the characters you have created, who is your favourite and why?
Oh, I love Jackson Cope of Bad Girl Lessons.  I will always adore him.  He’s the perfect bad boy. 

12. If you could meet any fictional character, who would you meet and why?
Duncan McLeod.  I know the sword is Freudian as all hell, but he’s hot and he occasionally dons a kilt. 

13. Are you working on anything at the moment?
I’m working on the second book in the DuChamps’ Dynasty Series called Have a Little Faith In Me. It’s about Kaitlyn, Vincent’s bratty younger sister.  It’s a lot of fun. 

14. Do you have any current release?
Been Loving You Too Long, and also Curves for Casanova and Caught with Casanova which are serials. 

Blurb:  Been Loving You Too Long

Ophelia Broulliard’s life has always been linked to the wealthy and powerful DuChamps family. The granddaughter of the family’s housekeeper, she’s worshipped Vincent DuChamps from afar--the ever unattainable prince in her fairy tale dreams. Little does she know that Vincent harbors his own secret feelings for her, but other darker secrets that he sees as an insurmountable obstacle to ever being the man she deserves, have prompted him to avoid her altogether.

When Thomas, the family patriarch dies, his will bears some unpleasant surprises for them both. Thomas wants nothing more than for Vincent and his siblings to be happy, and in his final act as the only father figure they’ve ever had, engineers a series of contingencies in his will that require them each to face their demons. Only too aware of what Vincent really feels for Ophelia, Thomas creates a situation that will force Vincent to confront his feelings. Unless, Vincent and Ophelia marry, Vincent and his siblings will lose everything, including the family business.

Forced into such close proximity, denying their attraction for one another becomes impossible. But even as they grow closer, other threats to the future of DuChamps Hotels and all that Vincent holds dear threaten to destroy their burgeoning relationship. Ophelia has played it safe her whole life. Taking a risk on Vincent is a frightening prospect. Will it be worth it, or will his secrets break both their hearts?


15. Any upcoming releases? 
Have a Little Faith In Me

Blurb:
(Bad Author!  I haven’t written the blurb yet!)

16. Where can readers find you on the internet?
I’m on facebook as Seraphina Donavan, on Twitter as MissSeraphinaD and SeraphinaDonavan@gmail.com.  My website is www.seraphinadonavan.blogspot.com

17. Any advice you would like to give aspiring writers?
Just keep writing!

EM: Thank you so much for joining me!

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