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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Interview w/ Cherise Sinclair + giveaway! (open INT)


Oh. My. God. Cherise Sinclair is on the blog. If I was gonna go all fangirl on someone...it would be Cherise. But I'm gonna try and play it cool and not squeal at her too much today. <g> If you've been around the blog yall know Cherise gets talked about often and that her Shadowlands (and Mountain Masters) series are two of my favorites and some of my first ever erotica (and definitely first ever BDSM) books. We reviewed My Liege of Dark Haven last month *swoon* if yall'd like to check that out too.

If you're looking to try out the genre she's the place to start. The characters are sexy, the sex is scorching and the relationships will make you do that happy little sigh thing. 

So come check out our interview and enter to win some goodies down below! And feel free to leave Cherise some love!

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Good morning Cherise! I swear I'm not gonna go all fangirl squealing. *praying really hard I can pull that off lol* So, lets just jump right in with some questions... if you're ready...

Alright, first off could you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into writing?
You’re going to start with the boring stuff first? *Laughing* I’m married, and we’re in the first year of empty nest syndrome, alternating between cheering to have the house to ourselves and mourning since it’s so quiet.  
I’ve been writing forever. Yes, I’m one of those obnoxious nerds who actually enjoyed English classes as a child. And as a rugrat, I used to terrify my sisters with made-up stories at bedtime. Being published just means I’ve found a wider audience to entertain (and terrify). 
::snort:: We do a good bit of talking about your books here at herding cats but for any of our followers who may have missed it could you tell us a little bit about your newest release My Liege of Dark Haven and the Mountain Masters series?
All right. How the Mountain series started… My first three erotic romances (the Shadowlands series) were set in Tampa. When I started on book #4, it was summer here in California, and the temperature was 110 degrees. I just couldn’t handle writing a book set in steamy Florida—I wanted crisp cold mountain air. So Master of the Mountain was born. 
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In the mountains outside Yosemite, two brothers own a wilderness lodge—and since they’re both Dominants, the lodge caters to kinksters of all kinds. In Master of the Mountain, the heroine finds out her boyfriend is a member of a swingers club, and he talks her into a weekend at the lodge. Well, she soon realizes she’s not a swinger…but when Logan finds her hiding away from the swingers, he discovers she’s definitely submissive.  
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The two Dark Haven anthologies are spinoffs from the Mountain Masters series and are set in a San Francisco BDSM club. I hadn’t intended any more Dark Havens, but so many readers demanded a story about the owner of the club, that I wrote My Liege of Dark Haven. *well thank the stars b/c it's fabulous! (I think it's my fave so far)*

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Threatened by university cutbacks, Professor Abigail Bern’s only hope is to publish a provocative research paper—soon. Planning to covertly observe behavior in the notorious Dark Haven BDSM club, she takes a receptionist job. When the owner calls upon her to assist in a demonstration, she’s appalled. Then fascinated. Under the unyielding hands of the master known as my Liege, she discovers a need to be more than an observer. 
His late wife had been the center of his life, and Xavier Leduc wants no other. But when his new receptionist does her utmost to keep an emotional distance from him, he’s intrigued and digs deeper. She’s adorable. Intriguingly intelligent, beautifully submissive, sweetly vulnerable. He soon realizes her defenses are keeping her on the fringe of her sexuality—and her life. As he draws her into fuller participation, she unconsciously does the same for him. She begins to fill his world. 
Ever since the night she met my Liege Xavier, Abby has questioned everything she believes about herself. She’s falling for the stern owner of Dark Haven and thinks he’s beginning to care for her...until the day he learns why she’s in his club. 
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Yeah. That's just a damn good book. Really I *love* all your books but oh my they've definitely made me blush a time or two. Have any of the scenes you've written ever made you blush?
Well, since Club Shadowlands was written as my own personal fun and fantasy, the whole idea of having it published made me blush. LOL Since then, I’ve gotten much hardier, but I try to put at least one scene in each book that pushes my (and hopefully the readers’) boundaries.

In My Liege, I got to put in a scene with fucking machines. To Command and Collar got pervertables (household items that can be used for other perverted purposes). I love twining together romance and BDSM—the combination seems to reach deeper levels of intimacy than either
alone—but if I think about what I’ve actually put down on the page, yep, you can still get me to blush. 
LOL Cherise I totally just blushed over that. I'm sitting at our USO Christmas morning working on the post and a family walked by right as I was typing that in and wished me a Merry Christmas. LOL If only they knew what I was typing away on <g> Alright, so you write some deliciously dominant men ::shivers:: I wanna know if they usually cooperate with you or if they pretty much do what they want when it comes to telling their stories?
I wish they’d cooperate! I keep telling myself it’s time to write a story about sweet little, fluffy bunnies, not obstinate Dominants. Example: In To Command & Collar, I’d planned for a secondary character to have a tiny subplot where I could give him a pretty masochist and finish their romance all in that book. See, people had wanted him to have someone to love, and I really didn’t want to write about a sadist, right? But noooo, he had to screw up the plotline, screw up the scene, and mess up the budding relationship. Yeah. So guess what book I’m stuck writing now? Grrr.

Really, most of the time, the Masters are…agreeable. Up until the moment when I get a Dom stare and a ‘No. That’s not going to happen.” 
Ack you know, totally honest here, but Sweet Marry, I'm a little nervous about your next one. LOL. You're so gonna push my boundaries there. ::shiver:: Moving on right quick! Your women are pretty interesting too. I love that they seem like real women and aren't rail thin and "perfect". Were they inspired by anyone in particular?
You know, it’s the oddest thing about private BDSM clubs. The women aren’t all meat-market pretty as you usually see in a regular nightclub. In a BDSM club, the women come in all sizes and shapes, and most seem pretty comfortable wearing just their skin. I loved that and I wanted to show that. But all my characters are mixtures of everyone I’ve met—that’s just how writers are. We take a laugh from one person, a body shape from another, certain traits from someone else. Remember when you were little and got that really cool, giant box of crayons? Creating a new character feels like that—so many, many choices to play with.
That's so interesting. I'm such a chicken I don't think I'll ever step foot in a BDSM club so I'm really glad you shared that little bit of info :) Now, if you could spend an entire day with one of your Doms or subbies who would you pick and what would yall do?

Oh, Master Z from the Shadowlands has always been my favorite, and I would undoubtedly let him talk me into a scene in the medical room…like the one Jessica got in Club Shadowlands.
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The noise of people dropped to whispers. Firm, warm fingers closed around her right ankle, and he ordered, “Give me your foot, Jessica. Now.”She heaved in a breath, let him lift one leg and place her right foot into a stirrup. She gritted her teeth when a strap closed around her ankle, pinning her foot to the cold metal. Dammit, her doctor never used straps ‑‑ restraints made it way more nerve-racking. 
He grasped her left foot. Drawing her legs apart, he set it in the other stirrup. The air felt shockingly cool against her heated tissues. Another strap over her foot. She was restrained ‑‑ arms, feet. Blind. 
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Interesting choice there. Could you tell us 5 fun behind the scenes facts about your Shadowlands and/or Mountain Masters series? (think pop-up video if you remember that show :) )
  • When I finished Make Me, Sir, I didn’t know what I’d write for the next book, but so many readers wrote to tell me not to forget that I’d left the heroine’s friend enslaved, that I ended up making her the heroine of the next book (To Command & Collar)
  • Most of the villains in my books have the names (not anything else) of my daughter’s ex-boyfriends so that I can hurt them—and preferably kill them off—for making her cry. *that is just so damn awesome Cherise. I LOVE that!*
  • The Doms of Dark Haven anthology happened because I dragged Belinda McBride to a BDSM club and we were amazed at how differently we perceived each scene. So she proposed having three stories, all set in a club the same night, and seeing the same scenes and/or the other heroine/hero from the other stories.
  • I love adding at least one new kink to each book, but sometimes the characters simply refuse (which is rather appalling, don’t you think? I mean, I am the author. Sheesh). Like in the book I’m writing now, I totally wanted a suspension scene (you know, swinging in the air bondage?). The heroine, Linda, gave me a look (and isn’t she supposed to be submissive, huh?) and said, “Remember how you teach everyone about hard limits? Well, that’s mine.” Seriously, is that fair?  *lol I love all the new things you come up with! Can't wait to meet Linda!*
  • Three years before I sold Club Shadowlands, during one of those nice alcoholic writer’s convention evenings, I informed my author friends that erotic romance was the one genre that I’d never write. *::snort::*
  • While I was writing Master of the Mountain, I called it “Screaming on the Mountain” and that was the concept out of which everything grew. One fantastic outdoor sex scene that had all the swingers hearing the results. Here’s what happened after Logan and Rebecca had a…good…afternoon. *oh damn. yeah that was a good scene!*
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Christopher waggled his wineglass. “What I want to know is who did all that screaming. Damn, it sounded intense.” 
“Oh, I know.” Amy fanned herself. “If I'd have figured out where, I'd have gone to join in.” 
A chorus of agreement came from the others at the table. 
Christopher frowned. “I thought it was you guys. She wasn't with us.” 
Frowns appeared around the table. Paul asked, “None of our women had a screaming orgasm this afternoon?” 
“Not like that, more's the pity,” Ashley said with a short laugh. 
Oh, this wasn't good. Reaching for her wineglass, Rebecca contrived to glance down the table at Logan. He had an elbow on the table, chin in his hand, and his fingers covering his lips. He met her gaze, and amusement glinted in his eyes. And satisfaction. Satisfaction? Had he done that to her on purpose? 
She would have to kill him. That's all. He must die. 
She leaned back casually and took a sip of wine. And choked as a barrage of eyes turned toward her. From the heat of her face, she'd turned the color of a ripe tomato. 
Matt stared, his mouth open so far, she could see his molars. “You? You were screaming like that?” 
“Jesus, Matt. I thought you said she was a cold fish.” Christopher eyed her speculatively, and she didn't like the gleam in his eyes. Or the way every man at the table started to look at her, like she'd suddenly turned interesting. 
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When you're writing what's the most important thing you want your readers to come away from the experience with?
    If God wanted uniformity, there wouldn’t be a kazillion different varieties of flowers, trees, birds, mammals. So accept, enjoy, and hell—celebrate—that you’re unique. 
    Ooo I like that. Alright how's about a little....Lightning Round....Bwhahahaha!!!!!
    • Oddest thing in your purse right now? A mini-tape-recorder so when I’m driving and an idea pops into my head, I don’t try to write down and crash into the semi in the other lane. 
    • CATS or dogs?  Cats! Although I do have a fondness for anything with fur, including were-panthers, werewolves… *yay for the kittehs!*
    • Leather or Lace?  Leather…unless it’s a ‘rough sex’ night. Lace tears so much more easily. <g>  
    • Strangest thing you've ever eaten? Squid.
    • Favorite place to be? Home in front of the fire with a bottle of wine and my dearheart. *awwws*
    • Favorite meal? Pizza.
    • Favorite holiday tradition? Sneaking into the living room on Christmas Eve to fill stockings and eat half of Santa’s cookies.
    Y’all have been wonderful for having me here today. And thank you for such an intriguing set of questions!
    Thanks again for coming by Cherise. You seriously made our day! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and have a fabulous New Year! 


    I met my dearheart when vacationing in the Caribbean. Now I won't say it was love at first sight. Actually since he was standing over me, enjoying the view down my swimsuit top, I might even have been a tad peeved -- as well as attracted. But although our time together there was less than two days, and although we lived in opposite sides of the country, love can't be corralled by time or space.

    We've now been married for many, many years. (And he still looks down my swimsuit tops.)

    Nowadays, I live in the west with this obnoxious, beloved husband, two children, and various animals, including three cats who rule the household. I'm a gardener, and I love nurturing small plants until they're big and healthy and productive and ripping defenseless weeds out by the roots when I'm angry. I enjoy thunderstorms, playing Scrabble and Risk and being a soccer mom. My favorite way to spend an evening is curled up on a couch next to the master of my heart, watching the fire, reading, and well if you're reading this book, you obviously know what else happens in front of fires...

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    Aahhhh and now it's your turn to squeal because Cherise has goodies for yall!

    Two of yall are gonna get your choice of one of Cherise's ebooks!
    And another will get a swag pack from her!

    So check out her interview, leave her some love and fill out that Rafflecopter!
    And don't forget to add them into the Grand Prize Drawing too ----->
    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    88 comments:

    1. Interesting really but in the same time not sure it's for me^^;; so far i stayed on more softer kind of erotic so i'm a bit afraid i admit

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      1. LOL I was a little nervous myself Miki. I'd put Cherise in the middle if you were going from soft to hard. She definitely pushes my limits from time to time but in a good way. They're a bit more daring I think then the average erotica but they aren't way over the top crazy either.

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      2. To each there own...for me? RIGHT ON THE MONEY! I have always been somewhat unconventional...ask my two children! lol. They are know 26 and 27 and know they can't change me! And...I adore my Master! And Cherise's books! As I frequently tell her...less talking...more writing! lol. Valerie

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    2. I like all sorts of erotica from the soft to the hard, try and keep an open mind to it all... There are limits for me personally that are what some call hard limits
      and there was one BDSM book that I had to close and not finish...

      The books seem like they maybe good to read...

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    3. I just read my first Cherise Sinclair book last night. Can't wait to start the next!

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    4. Cherise Sinclair is a new author to me. I have no idea why I haven't heard of her books before. I feel like I've been missing out on some really great books! I loved the interview! I *have* to buy and read Master of the Mountain!!
      Thank you for the giveaway! ooh - I hope I win :)

      Julie K
      kornhsl@yahoo.com

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    5. I have a couple of Cherise's books and am trying to do some catch up reading over the holiday break. Can't wait to finish one.
      Mel
      bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    6. New author for me but I have heard of her though. Enjoyed the part of the interview about her hubby. Very cute.

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    7. I love all Cherise's books and can not wait for the next Shadowlands!! I am so ready for Master Sam's story and am eager to get to Sally's story too! I hope she gets her sexy FBI men!! She need two to keep her in line!

      Great interview!!

      grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

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    8. I loved reading Cherise's interview and have been told by many people to read her books. I really don't know why I have been holding back but I think it may be that I have heard that there are some heavy BDSM scenes that I'm actually afraid to read that may turn me off of the books. I agree I hear the men in the books are super sexy however, what I'm afraid to read about is any heavy-duty pain play or scenes that for me doesn't seems loving (swingers, frivolous sex with no connections between two people, etc). Just wondering if there are scenes in any of the books that would make the men seem abusive at times? Just hate to become emotionally attached to a character to find out they are a real jerk.

      Thanks for answering the questions and the chance to win a book.:)

      redfirewood888(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

      Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

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      1. Ollie I think if you're wanting to give the genre a try then Cherise is the one to start with. Her Doms are incredible and yes super sexy but they're good at what they do and respectful of their women. There's been no heavy-duty pain play that I can remember. They do use a little bit of pain here and there to enhance pleasure but nothing the heroine is against.

        There is sex before a real relationship is set up since it's usually at a BDSM club and it's part of the storyline but you know, I've never felt like it was frivolous or sexy just for the sake of sex. I really don't like those relationships myself. There's always a very strong connection, respect and a purpose for all of it.

        And I've NEVER felt like her heroes were abusive. The women always have the option to call everything to a halt and the men really adore their women and women in general. They're good guys in regular life as well. They do screw up from time to time (just like any hero in any type of romance novel is bound to do regardless of the heat level) and these guys can do it spectacularly but I've never seen them as jerks or walked away hating them. They always make it up to their heroines too.

        I really hope you'll give her a try. I think you'll be really surprised by her :)

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    9. Gotta love Cherise. Master Cullen from "Shadowlands" is my dream Dom. Happy Holidays everyone :)

      rmwyer at shaw dot ca

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    10. would like to win & read- PICK ME

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    11. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her Shadowlands series!!

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    12. Nice interview :-) I haven't read much in the way of BDSM sadly Fifty Shades was my first foray into this genre...so of course I have shied away from it ever since. I thoroughly hated that series. Since these come so highly recommended by Anna I might have to test the waters again and see if I can get into the genre.

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      1. Penni I thoroughly hated those books too. I made it about 200 pages in (and that took me 3 weeks) before I called it quits. They're horrid and absolutely nothing like Cherise's books. She hooked me on the genre :) They're very hot and spicy but the relationships are amazing and the characters well done and likable (even when they mess up a bit).

        I would have run like hell if my first had been that other series we don't even like to mention too!

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    13. Love Cherise Sinclair's books. I espescially like master Cullen. There is something about him that drops me to my knees. Lol kimmotzer@hotmail.com

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    14. Cherise you are the best. So glad you didn't stick to the "i will never write erotica" belief. How sad i would be. Your books are the best. Can't wait for the next book.

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    15. I love, LOVE LOVE Cherise, she is one of the authors I pimp out when people say "I've fead FSoG" what should I read next. Every book start to finish is made of awesome. I am patiently awaiting Master Sam's book as well as Galen and Vance.

      Keep the awesome coming Cherise, and thank you Herding Cats and Burning Soup for sharing her with us!

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    16. Her books were my first jump into the genre, and I don't regret it. I think it is hilarious that she names the bad guy's after her daughter's exes.

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    17. I love Cherise's books but I disagree that you should start someone in the genre with her books because if you start with the best then they'll be disappointed when they read others. :) She truly is my most favorite author of this genre. I love the Shadowlands and am very excited about Sam's book. I am not a sadist or masochist but I just love Sam. *sigh*

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      1. LOL she is real hard to beat! But then there's Kally too so some more good reading to follow after Ms Cherise ;) And really, they're awesome re-reads too!

        See now, I'm a little nervous about Sam. He's interesting and it's Cherise so it'll be great but omg I'm still such a chicken!

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    18. yeah - these books come in print format!

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      1. They are!! Isn't that great?! I know you mentioned not having an eReader. Have you tried the Kindle for PC app that Amazon offers? It's free and you use it just like an eReader but on your computer. That's what I use and it's real handy :)

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    19. Ok, let's try this a third time and see if actually shows up lol I love Cherise & highly recommend her Shadowlands series (one of my faves!) to anyone who wants to test the BDSM waters with just a toe tip :) Love all the Masters and can't wait for Sam & Sally's stores....please write faster! email is mary @ ferret rescue. com

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      1. There ya are! Yep it went through this time :) Thanks for coming by Mary and I so agree! "Write Faster!" Please :D

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    20. Interesting interview. Not really my thing, though.

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    21. Love this interview, =) i´m a big fan of Cherise Sinclair and i´ve devoured each and every book of her Masters *happy sigh*
      Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Holidays!!
      //Linda

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    22. Cherise your interviews are always interesting and informative. Looking forward to more from you in 2013!!

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      1. here's my blog :) been neglected since Christmas.. http://snsreview.blogspot.com/?zx=7ff34e93b641b

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    23. I Love Cherises books,and f&^ty doesn't even come close to a real BDSM book! Everyone likes Cullen, I haven't decided who I like yet.
      Thanks for the great interview herding cats! :)

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    24. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE Cherise!! I have read all her books and I can't wait for Sam's book. I am just chomping at the bit for it. I know I will be the same for Galen and Vance.

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    25. I'm having the same problem as Mary-this is my third attempt. I adore everything Cherise has written, even her paranormals. Make Me, Sir is the book I would chose if (God forbid) I could only have one book. Can't wait for Sam's story!

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      1. Aw ladies I'm so sorry yall are having trouble with posts going through. Not sure what's going on with that. Hopefully whatever the glitch blogger will have it cleared up soon!

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    26. I love Cherise Sinclair and I have all of her books - she's one author that I must devour as soon as the book is released! :) She was also my first foray into the BDSM scene and I have been hook ever since.

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    27. I tripped over Cherise's books on Kindle and now I can't read anything else. All her books are incredible. This was a great interview, and I can't wait for more from Cherise. I am re-reading them all for the 4th time, and I know there will be 5th. Thanks for the interview.

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    28. this interview just made me more anxious to read her books...gah! January can't get her soon enough :) great interview Anna

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      1. LOL It made me anxious to pick them up too! And I've read most of them ;) Happy reading Sharonda!

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    29. Fantastic interview! This series has been on my TBR for a long time. I haven't started them yet because in my mind they are the ultimate and I think I am holding back, saving them. Sort of like saving dessert until after dinner, the best for last. I need to just dive in and immerse myself in what I know will be some amazing stories and characters that will stick with me.
      Thanks for a great post and giveaway.
      kitcat76(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    30. I love what you do with all your daughters Ex-Boyfriends :) So awesome! I wonder if they know? You rock Cherise!!

      -Selena Mc

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    31. I am so a Cherise fan. She knew Master Sam wouldn't go down without a book. Sally needs an HEA as well

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    32. My first Cherise book was the Dom's Dungeon. I was hooked. I eagerly (translation - impatiently) await for each new book to come out. By far my most favorite author.

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    33. Just discovered Cherise's stories. i'm very excited about reading them. I know I'm a bit late to the party but her books have shot to the top of my TBR list.

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    34. I love Cherise Sinclair and i own all her ebooks but just to let Her Know that she is spectacular. Happy Holidays Cherise. I hope the swag comes my way. hahaha.

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    35. Oh thank you, Herding, for snagging Cherise to join in your Authors for the Holidays. Phew...a little sweat dripping down my temple....I will have to sit in front of a fan with ice cubes just to read her story. Wow!! I have seen the name around, but never read her. I think I need to though. haha
      lisakhutson at cox. net

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    36. Cherise Sinclair was my introduction to BDSM & what a ride it's been. I own all her books & am awaiting the next book. So thank you for the interview!

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    37. Great interview Cherise! I love your books and anxiously (in a good/bad way) await Master Sam's story! I'm quite sure my limits are definitely going to be pushed with that one but I'll read it anyway :)

      Nicky Charles
      (p.s. glad you like were-panthers and werewolves, lol!)

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    38. Great interview. What's your favorite genre to read?

      mythic021@gmail.com

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    39. Loved the interview! I have read all Cherise Sinclair's books. Waiting to read Master Sam's story.

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    40. Love it!! Cant wait for Sally's story with her two dom feds!! Totally can't wait to see Sam happy!!

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    41. Wow, thanks, everyone for all the sweet comments! And to those who are venturing into either BDSM or my books for the first time, I hope you'll enjoy the ride. :-)

      Vanessa, as a true bookoholic, I read most genres. No real favorite. My book selections are determined by mood. 'Do I want men in kilts, or men in spacesuits, or--wait, I want dragon-men today!'

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    42. WOW!! How has Cherise and her books escaped me until now?? I can't imagine. This is a new author for me and I can't believe my radar hadn't caught her...Damn thing must be on the blink!!! Great interview. Now that she's on my radar I'll definitely be checking out her books. They all sound exciting, steamy and oh so delectable.

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    43. Two dom feds? I'm behind, right?

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    44. Oh my, that table scene in Screaming on the Mountain, made my cheeks red. Can't wait to read the scene before it.

      drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

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      1. OMG Kathryn the scene before where the screaming actually happens? SOOOO goood!!! It's one of the most memorable I think :)

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    45. Love Cherise!!! I actually started reading hers with the Mountain series and then moved to Shadowlands. Love them all!
      modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

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    46. Thank you for the wonderful interview with Cherise. Whenever I used to read the synopsis of a book about BDSM I would get completely turned off by it. I always thought that those kinds of books were demeaning and abusive towards women. Then I read Cherise's Club Shadowlands with Master Z and changed my opinion on what I thought about BDSM. Cherise makes it a point to stress safe, sane and consensual in her books as well as in real life and that tells me that this is an author who cares about the genre of BDSM and her readers. When you read a sex scene you can tell that this is an author who knows what she is talking about because of the way that she set it up and how it plays out. In a way it’s a crash course on BDSM for those who know nothing about it. One can say that the BDSM is the third main character of her books that only add to the wonderfully develop main characters which help to make them unforgettable. I also love how Cherise makes you feel like you are in the club watching the scene play out. You never want her books to end and then why they do you find yourself reading them all over again craving for more time with the characters in her books. I can’t wait to read Sam and Linda’s book as well as Sally and the two Feds.

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    47. I really loved that interview! Especially how the characters - even the subs - will occasionally refuse to cooperate. I'm waiting VERY patiently for the next release, and haven't even begged for a snippet yet. :-) SUCH a good girl!

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    48. Oh I loved this interview! Anna you KNOW i'm dying to dive into Cherise's books! And that 'Screaming at the Mountain' scene *giggles* I love it! Great interview, and I hope to enjoy your books as much as so many other have Cherise ^-^ Happy New Years Ladies!

      Neyra-

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      1. Neyra that's one of my favorite scenes from any erotica book I've picked up. OMG. SOOOOO goood!!! LOL

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    49. Wow,All I can say is Wow.I loved the interview.Thanks for the giveaway.

      dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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    50. I haven't had a chance to read any of Cherise's books, although I do read a lot of BDSM. I'd love the chance to win so I could read one of her stories. I hear the Shadowlands series is one of the best. So I can't wait to get started.

      luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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    51. I'm in the middle of one of Cherise's Shadowlands books and it's full of emotion and really focuses on relationships...definitely lives up to it's rave reviews!
      Reading is a lot like tasting food for the first time--- you decide what you do and don't like and the beauty is that we're not all alike otherwise how boring we'd all be :)
      ivegotmail8889(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    52. Love the interview. I can totally see Linda giving that look telling you that there was no way in hell that she was going to be suspended :) Need to read the Dark Haven books.

      rosesgurl210@gmail.com

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    53. Meeting your love on vacation? How fricking awesome is that! Hope you are enjoying the holidays

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    54. Who was your favorite character to write? Who was your most difficult character to write? I just purchased your first book in your Shadowland series but at almost 2am I should probably sleep instead of start reading....we will see...lol!

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      1. I hope you enjoy Club Shadowlands!

        Favorite character--probably Beth who showed such an incredible amount of courage in quiet ways. And most difficult would be the two I'm writing about now, Master Sam and Linda. They're not only pushing my personal boundaries, but also demanding that I completely understand where they're coming from.

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    55. Love, love, love reading and re-reading your books! I'm so glad I found you, I look forward to reading new and interesting stories from you :)

      evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

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    56. I'm still new to the erotic genre but I'm willing to try almost anything. Hope to read your books soon!

      Adria
      Breath of Life Reviews

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    57. As many have already said, I LOVE your books and have re-read them several times (which is something for me with all the reading I do). I have all but the newer ones, so this contest is great. I was thrilled when I heard you were writing a full story for Xavier. For all the erotica (BDSM included) I read, I think you write some of the best, both the erotic, sensual parts and the emotional/relationships blended so well with the BDSM aspects. I'm sure that blending is what makes your books favs and on the re-read list.

      Good luck with the release!
      vickykerr(at)sbcglobal.net

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    58. I love your books Cherise and look forward to reading more.

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    59. I love Cherise's Masters! I was skeptical about reading erotica, but this year I did... And thank god that I started with her Masters, one of the best series out there!

      I have a Q: After Master Sam's book and then Sally's, which characters can we look forward too? :D

      Thank you so much for writing!

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      1. Aly, thank you!

        For the Shadowlands, once I finish Sally's book, I'll probably try to catch up on my other two series. After that break, maybe some character will intrigue me--or y'all will demand a story for someone, which happens all too often. LOL

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      2. Thanks for answering :) I really have to read your other series as well :D

        Happy holidays!

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    60. I'm looking forward to giving this series a try. I've been dipping toes into other genres outside of historical so why not just jump right into the deep end? LOL! Thank you, Cherise, for being here and chatting with us. :)

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    61. Just popping in to say thank you to everyone who stopped by and for all the lovely comments!

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    62. Both of the series sound fantastic! Authors for the Holidays is totally getting blamed for doubling the size of my (already sizable) TBR list!

      Happy New Year & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
      elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    63. I love Cherise's books, I have read all the the Shadowland's stories to date and can't wait for more. And I have some of the other books on my Kindle waiting to be read.
      Thanks so much for the great giveaway.
      manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

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    64. I love all of Cherise's books!! I am eagerly awaiting Sam's story!! Awesome giveaway! Please, Please write faster, please!! LOL!!

      susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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    65. Cherise was new author for me, but her books look interesting.

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    66. Anna and Cherise I have never read BDSM and until reading Cherise's books never knew what the letters meant. LOL (Sheltered life) But now it is like this demon has been born in me and I can't get enough. So keep it going girl love it. And right now I am after Xavier know where I can find him.

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    67. Thanks for the interview, I enjoy the Doms of Dark Haven series and can't wait for potential future books.

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    68. Well, I thought I'd commented, but I can't find it so I'll repost. Cherise is a new author to me (I just read Doms of DarK Haven) but I can't wait to read more!

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    69. Awesome, awesome interview! I love this series, and your books are so good! As a side note, pizza is definitely the best kind of meal, and that thing with the ex-boyfriends is a really cool way to get revenge.

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    70. Loved the interview! I have to say that I am not usually into the really kinky stuff but the screamer scene got me:) I have you on my list of authors to read. Thanks for introducing me to another great author!

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    71. New to this genre.... Not sure how I feel about it....

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    72. LOVED This book!! I had waited so long for Xavier and he didn't disappoint.

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