Be Mine (Love With A Price, #3)
By: N.J. Young
Genres: Erotic Romance, Contemporary, BDSM
Triggers: Light Bondage, Spanking
Release Date: March 2, 2016
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
After a bad breakup, Dylan Price is ready to give up on love. That is, until Carly Peters walks through the door of his veterinary clinic on a stormy night. Even though she’s drenched and holding an angry, pregnant cat, Dylan can’t stop the thrill of excitement he feels when Carly looks at him. Could she be the one? Or is she just after Dylan for his money?
When Carly Peters comes back to Oakville to help her mom run the local animal shelter, the last thing on her mind is falling in love, especially with the town vet. But no one told her Dr. Dylan Price was a gorgeous ball of sexy. And she certainly wasn’t expecting him to tug on her heart. Can she convince Dylan to take a chance on her? And will she be able to truly fall for a man who doesn’t trust her?
Standard Author Interview
I do see writing as my career. It is definitely my main passion and always has been. I just finally got to a point in my life where I was sick of putting it on the back burner as something I planned to do down the road. I’ve really made writing my main focus over the last year, and I have four books out to show for it.
If I can make money writing, that’s kind of icing on the cake, but my main goal is to continue doing what I love. Creating stories and writing is something that’s in my soul. It’s something I HAVE to do.
Sadly, I’m not independently wealthy so I can’t just sit and write all the time with no other cares in the world (but I fantasize about that). So even though I have to bring some money in, I got tired of working in the corporate world. Even though I was bringing in a big paycheck, I felt as if it sucked the creativity right out of me.
Now, I have an awesome job as a line editor for a publishing house, and I LOVE it!! I get to read books, and they pay me — it’s amazing!! I’ve made so many friends and I’ve really connected with some great authors. I may not be making as much money as I did at my soul-sucking corporate job, but I am happy!! I’m doing things that feed my soul, and isn’t that the most important thing?
Do you have a cover artist you’ve worked with that you’d like to give props to?
Jay Aheer with Simply Defined Art has done all of my covers so far. She is an incredible artist! And let me tell you, her covers are scorching hot!! Amazon actually slapped an adult filter on one of my covers because it was too hot, so we had to fix it. That’s why if you look at my books on Amazon, you’ll see that one of my covers has a black bar over the middle. Haha.
What book would we find you reading right now?
I actually have a couple of books going right now. I’m reading Their Virgin Secretary by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake. It’s the sixth book in that series, which is awesome if you enjoy ménage.
I’m also reading Draw Me Close, by my friend Nicole Michaels. It’s the third book in the Hearts and Crafts trilogy. I really enjoy these books because Nicole is amazing with character development.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Writing a book series is harder than I thought it would be. You have to remember that once you put something out there, you can’t change it in a later book. I had a great story idea for one character who I was going to make a mechanic. Then I remembered that in the first book I made a brief comment about him owning a construction business. At the time I wrote it, I didn’t really think about it, but then I was stuck in a box with a later book. It’s really made me much more aware of what I put out there and how it’s going to affect the story and the characters down the line.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I have a lot of authors I really admire. Lexi Blake is my absolute favorite author. I love her books because they have everything I love – a great love story, nail-biting suspense, crazy hot sex, a bit of kink, and humor!! A great combination!!
What does your writing desk look like? What would we find on it right this minute? (Have fun with this question. If your desk is a mess, tell us! J include a picture if you’d like)
Oh yikes. I actually don’t like to write at a desk. I have a giant club chair in the corner of my family room that has become Mission Control. It’s the place I’m most comfortable writing, so I’ve decided to just roll with it. I could use a larger end table as you will see in the picture. (Yes, I included a picture, so brace yourself.) Right now, on my table, you will find a box of Girl Scout cookies (Shortbread) that I bought from my daughter. There’s my Minnie Mouse mug full of coffee, a giant-sized bottle of ibuprofen, hand lotion, a couple of remotes, my phone, my iPad, and scratch paper that I was using last night to help my daughter with math homework. We’re multiplying and dividing fractions… which is why I need the giant bottle of ibuprofen. :-)
Have you learned anything from writing your book(s)? If so, what was it?
Oh yes! I’ve learned you shouldn’t try to please everyone. It’s not possible. There are billions of people in the world, and you’re never going to please all of them, so as long as you can please yourself, I consider that a success. There are going to be people out there who don’t like what you write, and who leave you bad reviews. On my first book, I had two reviewers site a specific thing in the book. One reviewer hated it and gave me two stars, and the other reviewer loved it and gave me five stars. So yes, I have learned not to write with the reader over my shoulder. I write for me. I write because I love it.
One thing other authors told me before my book was out was that I needed to “develop a thick skin.” I wasn’t quite sure what they meant. Then my first book came out. I’m originally from a small town, and I’m a mom who’s very active in PTA. And my first book was ménage erotic suspense. Needless to say, there were a lot of people who did (and still do) judge me. But here’s the great thing—I don’t care! (See above comment about only pleasing yourself.) In spite of that, I was more surprised at the people who I never thought would read the type of genre I write who came up to me and told me how much they loved my book. Seriously, never be ashamed of what you write… or read for that matter!
What are you currently working on? Can you give us a sneak peek?
I’m currently working on book two in my Ozark Magic series. I know it’s been a few months since the first book came out, but I’ve been working so hard on my Love With A Price series, that I didn’t have time to work on this one. But I’m on it in full force now!
This book in the Ozark Magic series is a sequel to my very first book, Double Down. This one is entitled Fierce Temper. Like my first one, it is ménage erotic suspense. It’s the story of Tessa, Milo, and Archer. I don’t want to give too much away, but Tessa is hiding a very big secret. Soon, everyone will discover what it is, and she will have to deal with the repercussions from that. In addition, she’s been running from someone in her past. That person shows up, and Tessa immediately finds that her life is in danger. She’ll need the help of her friends and the men in her life to survive. The book is about two-thirds completed, and I’m really hoping to finish it up and get it submitted soon.
Do you write about things similar to your own life experiences?
Yes and no. Luckily, no one has ever tried to kill me, so when I write suspense, I have to use my imagination. I’m also not super rich, which is kind of a bummer. :-)
I do keep aspects of my story close to home, though. I write about places I’m familiar with. There’s nothing that bugs me more than someone writing about a place they know nothing about. Even though the actual towns in my books have been fictional, they are based on real towns and real places.
For characters, I use the personalities of people I know. When I’m writing a character based on my best friend, it’s easy to know exactly how that character would respond to a situation.
As far as actual events, there have been a few things that have come up in my book that have actually taken place in real life. I like to take real events and then ask myself “What if” and then “Suppose that” and build from there. :-)
N.J. Young has been a writer since she was old enough to hold a pencil. After realizing the trials of corporate America weren’t for her, she decided to leave that world behind and pursue her true dream of writing.
Instead of spending her days writing sexy texts to her husband and engaging in “that’s what she said” jokes, she took that energy and poured it into her books. Sprinkle in a couple of hot guys, a little suspense, and a few sexual fantasies, and her first book was born. She now spends her days drinking coffee at her computer, while diving into the adventures of the imaginary friends who live in her novels.
N.J. Young was born and raised in the Midwest, and currently resides in the Kansas City area with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals. When she’s not writing, she enjoys horror movies, live music, cooking, and telling her kids why they can’t read mommy’s books.
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