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Author R.T. Wolfe and her Savage Series

Thank you, Alicia, for having me on your lovely blog. I’m thrilled to be here. Savage Deception is my new release. It is book 1 in a 5-book series (plus a short story prequel that was published in November). The Nickie Savage Series is a detective/mystery/romance and has been a complete blast to write.

And it’s a blast to read! Thank you for joining me, R.T. You know I adore your books and you 🙂 And I’m happy to have you as my guest. Our readers would like to know a little more about you…

Was there anything unusual, any anecdote about this book, the characters, title, process, etc, you’d like to share?

Oh yes, Alicia. The Nickie Savage Series as a whole morphed from a previous series. Sometimes characters are demanding and an author has to let them lead the way. The Black Creek Series involves the Savage Deception hero, Duncan Reed’s, family. Book 1 in that series takes place when he is eight years old. His uncle moves back to upstate New York to learn to be a better father. He ends up falling in love and solving a murder. Duncan and his brother grow up in Book 2. And in book 3, he meets Detective Nickie Savage. Nickie is an incredible character to write. She’s strong. She’s weak. She’s determined, smart, dedicated and a complete train wreck. The Nickie Savage Series is a more of a detective/mystery romance than the Black Creek Series and thus far my readers have loved it. It has been compared to the Women’s Murder Club Series, the Stephanie Plum Series (really? I’m not that funny — just ask my teenagers), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and most recently J.D. Robb’s In Death Series. I’m blown away and completely humbled. I have the best readers. They are truly what keep me writing as this crazy pace – 5 books published last year and 3 this year. Tidbit about the title? Nickie changed her name when she turned 18 years old from Nicole Monticello to Nickie Savage. At the age of 15, she escaped child sex trafficking captivity and changed her name in honor of the girls left behind. She devotes her life to her police work and occasionally assists the FBI in missing person cases.

It’s amazing that so many fabulous stories came from Black Creek Burning, which was an awesome book too.

What do you love that most people don’t like and wouldn’t understand why you do?

Seasons are what first come to mind when I read this question, Alicia. I live in Illinois and completely adore fall and winter. The colors, the crystals. Cozy fires and shoveling snow. I love every season, but fall and winter are the ones that most people don’t understand why I love.

I agree. Those are my favorite seasons, too. I live in Oklahoma and we don’t get enough winter, in my opinion. But most people think I’m crazy. 🙂

What’s your favorite book of all time and why?

My favorite book is Northern Lights by Nora Roberts. The characters are diverse and unconventional. The love story is completely believable and heartwarming, and the mystery kept me reading. I think I’ve read that one three times.

What do you want readers to come away with after they read Savage Deception, Nickie Savage Series Book 1?

An escape. I wish for readers to forget where they are and find themselves tooling along beautiful upstate New York in the hearts and minds of Duncan Reed and Nickie Savage.

That’s why I love to read, for an escape. You did an excellent job of taking me away in Savage Deception.

Would you rather have a bad review or no review?

A bad review, most certainly. I always appreciate when someone takes the time to leave an honest review, and I comment on each and every one. The last bad review I received was the one that compared my books to J.D. Robb. In honor of the reviewer, she was truly angry that there were similarities. My thoughts? J.D. Robb? Squeal!

Haha, yes, I suppose ‘bad’ review is subjective, right? I agree. The world is made up of all kinds of people with all kinds of opinions, I would be suspicious if everyone loved my work. (Fortunately, I don’t have to worry about that, :))

What is your favorite…

MovieThe Notebook/cliché, I know, but what a movie!

(Cliche or no, I adore that movie!!!)

Music-The Frey, Googoo Dolls, Uncle Kracker, Callie Colbert (how much room do I have?)

Place you’ve visitedAnna Maria Island, FL. I did a week-long writing research project on the island following sea turtle marine conservationists. A-ma-zing! Book 1 in the Island Escape Series should be out this year. So dang fun.

Place you’d like to visit-Alaska. Not exactly Florida and there are no sea turtles there, but I’ve heard such amazing things about the people and the beauty. I will make it there one day.

TV show-The Walking Dead … only when watched with my teenage son. We like to high five at the especially gory scenes.

Foodanything citrus-yum

Sports teamSouthern Illinois University swim team-Go Salukis!

Which do you prefer: Board games/card games or television? Card games with family until wee hours in the morning.

Thank you for the interesting interview. Now for a glimpse into Savage Deception:

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Busy juggling loan sharks and Amber Alerts, Detective Nickie Savage makes time when the FBI seeks her expertise with a child trafficking ring. But when Nickie discovers that the men running the ring are the same ones who abducted her as a young teen, the case gets personal. 

Risking her badge, Nickie goes rogue. Luckily, she has Duncan Reed, along with his wire tapping and surveillance expertise. But Duncan also wants to take their relationship to the next level. 

Now, Nickie must choose: break her own rules and risk her heart or forge ahead alone. 

Amazon link: http://amzn.to/1bdg2tp

Barnes and Noble link: http://bit.ly/1cLCrhp

Kobo link: http://bit.ly/1aDLwfw

iTunes link: http://bit.ly/16rmXxH

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THE NICKIE SAVAGE SERIES, in order
Savage Echoes
Savage Deception
Savage Rendezvous
Savage Disclosure
Savage Betrayal
Savage Alliance

R.T. Wolfe website: http://www.rtwolfe.com

R.T.’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/RTWofle2012

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R.T.’s Pinterest Page: http://www.pinterest.com/RTWolfe

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday’s Want, Wed, Waste: The Vampire Diaries’ Jeremy, Matt, Tyler

Hello and welcome to my version of the game, ‘F*@#’, Marry, Kill. This week we are WWW’ing the second-fiddle hotties from Vampire Diaries.

Myself and some of my friends are sharing our Want, Wed, and Waste choices from this week’s list:

Jeremy Gilbert, Matt Donovan, Tyler Lockwood

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Me (Alicia Dean). Author of two Vampire Diaries Kindle Worlds books: What the Heart Wants and Divine EnemyWhile Damon and Stefan try to control Elena’s blood-lust, the race for the cure takes a shocking detour

Want: Jeremy Gilbert. I have to be sure to focus on the character, not the actor. (I think it would be cool to be married to Steve McQueen’s grandson, if I had to be married, but the ‘character’ is not his grandson. Plus, the actor is a bit of a party animal, although he’s really fun and friendly, so he might make a good husband when he’s ready to settle down.) Back to ‘Jeremy’ – He is a cutie, with an amazing body, but he can be a pain when he goes all hunter and tries to kill Damon. Besides, he dies way too often. What kind of marriage would that be? I mean, how often can a girl be widowed by the same husband and keep her sanity? I would have to put him in the “Want” category.

Wed: Matt Donovan. He’s precious and adorable. He has had a LOT of bad luck and he needs a good woman to make him happy. He is an excellent friend, very loyal, so I think he would make a great husband. Besides, he’s one of the only humans left in Mystic Falls (Even though the Travelers have been inhabiting his body, he’s still ‘human’), and we humans have to stick together. (Unless I get lucky and Damon or Klaus decide to turn me…then bye-bye humanity!)

Waste: Tyler Lockwood. UGH! While he is definitely good-looking, I am SO done with him. He’s just a weasel, the way he keeps leaving Caroline. And don’t get me started on his betraying Klaus. Anyone who mistreats my guy (who I would definitely cheat on Matt with (sorry for ending the sentence in a preposition)), is on my SH*% list! So, Tyler, you get the ‘Waste.’ But then, it’s about time. I mean, you’ve screwed with Klaus so much, you’re living on borrowed time anyway. 

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MJ SCHILLER, author of ABANDON ALL HOPE ~ It’s been eight years but he still can’t give up Hope.  Website: www.mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com

Want: Well, I can genuinely see me wanting all of them. That’s the beauty of WWW Wednesday. I’m in the driver’s seat! I’m going to take Matt as my want. He’s such a sweet character and he never seems to end up with the girl!

Wed: Easy! Jeremy, (Or Jermy, as we call him around here). SO cute and I would just want to keep him around forever. He plays the hot younger brother well!

Waste: Tyler! He’s good looking but I’ve never been able to get beyond the rich, spoiled boy he started out as when TVD first began. Plus, he’s a hybrid. You’d never know what to expect from him. Come to think of it, that could be a plus…

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Juli D. Revezzo, author of  Drawing Down the ShadesBusiness can be hell…

http://julidrevezzo.com

Want: Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig)–who doesn’t love the underdog?

Wed: Tyler Lockwood: (Michael Trevino) – He was in Alice–I mean, Malice in Wonderland and Charmed before this. Seems like that’s a good combination. Plus, think of what a good guard dog a Werewolf would make. 😉

Waste: Jeremy Gilbert – Steven R. McQueen. Seems like  a nice kid, party boy thing aside. Well? Since he’s a vampire hunter and the vampire diary characters are our heroes, we can’t root for him. So, he’s outta here this time (poor kid).

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SILVER JAMES, author of THAT OL’ BLACK MAGICWerewolves, Fae, and Dragons, oh my! What’s Sade Marquis, a human FBI agent, to do? Solve the crime, of course. Website: http:/www.silverjames.com 

Want: Tyler Lockwood because…werewolf, d’uh! Warm, fuzzy, and he knows how to eat… *waggles brows*

Wed: Matt Donovan because…human. He won’t be young and gorgeous when I’m older than dirt, provided he survives all the preternatural baddies, of course.

Waste: Jeremy Gilbert because…he lost the coin toss? Well, that and his whole talking to the dead thing. How would I know if he’s talking to me or something else?

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Now we’d like to hear from you….which of these: Hunter/Ghost Talker, Human, Hybrid would you Want, Wed, and Waste?

Thanks for playing!

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Six Reasons Why Reading Erotica is Better than Watching Porn by Stephanie Kinney

Erotica has its way with you. It sinks in, grabs a hold and rocks your mind, body and soul. It inspires, teaches and entertains. While it comes in many forms, two of the most popular forms come to you in scintillating movies and literature.

Both of these forms have their benefits and edges, but let’s be honest, reading erotica certainly outweighs watching it. Call me biased–I suppose I am–but check out some of these fun reasons I think dishing on a great erotic book is better than viewing it and see if you agree.

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1. When you read erotica, you have the ability to fill in all the details you wish to see in the characters. You want to be the leading lady, no problem. Suddenly you are. You want the leading man to be your “one who got a way.” Poof, he is. Even if you don’t want to envision yourself or someone you know, you can attribute physical traits you find attractive. Films take away the mystery and present you with two paid actors sweating and moaning. There’s no “one who got away” there.

2. Reading erotica also lets you be a part of the characters lives. You grow with them in their relationship, feel their ups and downs and ultimately can be far more involved in their sex scenes than a film can offer. While you can find an erotic film that has a storyline, most of them are short, far-fetched and leave a lot to the imagination.

3. And while we’re on story lines, erotic literature comes to you with a lot more originality packed in. Maybe your characters met while hiking in Spain, perhaps they met while getting a coffee, but I can almost guarantee they didn’t meet because the lady of the house couldn’t afford to pay the refrigerator repairman.

4. Erotic literature can also be taken with you wherever you go. No need to limit your pleasure to the warm glow of your laptop in a dark room. You can shove your book or Kindle in your bag and engage in a little mental stimulation on the bus, in the park and even on your break at work. Talk about a little exhibitionism!

5. Reading also allows you to skip some of the overly close close-ups that erotic films so frequently feature. It may get you close to the characters, close to the action and close to your own personal sexual brink, but you won’t have to see the bouncing underside of anyone’s genitalia.

6. Watching erotica can help inspire some crazy sex moves, some extra vocal screams and even the use of some sexy toys like the ones you can get from places like Adam and Eve, but it can’t help you talk dirty like erotic literature can. Hear me out. You can use erotica to incite a little dirty talk by reading some of the chapters to your partner or using them to reenact a little role playing.

I can appreciate erotica in all its forms, so this is all a little in jest. With that said, if you had to pick, which way would you go?

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