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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Fast Love - the Ultimate Challenge #NaughtyLovers #TheNaughtyLiterarti #eroticromance #TinaDonahue

Although I write steamy romances, in real life I'm pretty shy. That's probably why I write. Even in college, I wasn't one to jump into bed with a guy I just met, no matter how cute he was or how much fun we had. Wasn't gonna happen.

However, I do have my fantasies.

When The Naughty Literati invited me to write a short story for their Naughty Lovers - Love is in the Air Anthology, I was thrilled. Then I saw the abbreviated word count for each story. Mine eventually turned out to be 9500 words. However, I'd never written a romance that short. The story also had to be erotic.

What a challenge. Personally, I like something more in an erotic romance besides how 'slot A fits into slot B'. I want a love story. A sizzling connection between a to-die-for guy and a strong woman who's been looking for Mr. Right but ending up with a lot of Mr. Wrongs.

As I started to plot The Ride of Her Life, my story in the anthology, Maddy and Ben came alive. I liked both immediately. I felt their connection. Sure, it was physical, but also emotional. They get each other. Once the first kiss was over (always difficult to write and make it seem natural), I was hooked on these two unexpected lovers. The Ride of Her Life is hot but it's also very romantic and touching.

I want to thank the wonderful ladies at The Naughty Literati for inviting me. Their stories in the anthology are awesome.

Check it out - 9 stories from your fave authors for 99¢. Can't beat that.

Features stories in these genres: BBW, BDSM, Contemporary, Fantasy,
Lesbian Romance, M/F/M, M/M, New Adult, Paranormal, Regency, Sci-Fi, Shape-shifter, Speculative Fiction, Steampunk & Stepbrother Romance
from bestselling authors

BLURB FOR The Ride of Her Life by Tina Donahue:

He was only supposed to give her a simple ride…

Maddy’s so desperate for fun, she’s signed up for speed dating. Ew. The only thing worse than a cattle call for romance is if none of the men are interested in her.

She’s ready to ditch the event when Ben, her ride, shows up. Tall, dark, dangerously sexy, he’s an adjunct professor by day, driver by night, needing to haul in those extra bucks.

Maddy’s not complaining. Verbal foreplay and a traffic jam put the ride on ice, giving them a chance to heat things up. Soon, they’re ditching her original plan for a soft spring night of wicked romance where they’ll break all the rules and then some.


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Jacqueline Seewald said...

Hi, Tina,

Anthologies like this one are great. They introduce readers to a number of authors and their work in one volume. Congrats on being included!

Like you, I'm shy which is also likely one reason I love writing and reading romance.

Jacqueline Seewald
DARK MOON RISING--paranormal sensual romance

Cara Marsi said...

Tina, Your story sounds great. I've read your books and enjoyed them. The anthology cover is hot!

Tina Donahue said...

Thanks, Jacqueline - I really enjoy doing anthos and box sets. The stories are quick and fun. :)

Tina Donahue said...

Thanks, Cara - it was great working with the other authors in this set. :)

jean hart stewart said...

Your story sounds terrific as always. I agree with you, just did my first boxed set and it was lots of fun, and a new experience. Great cover on this, too...

Melissa Keir said...

You are such a wonderfully dedicated author. You amaze me! I can't wait to read this book! I've read the other Naughty books and loved them! All the best!

Paris said...

Tina, congratulations on the new anthology! Your story sounds wonderful:)

Denysé Bridger said...

Sounds like another great story, Tina. I agree, it's so much sweeter when the romance drives the sizzle... and you manage that with every story. Much success to everyone in the collection, it looks wonderful!! Hugs, D

Tina Donahue said...

Thanks, Jean! I really enjoy these box sets - get to work with great authors and write fun stuff. :)

Tina Donahue said...

Thanks, Melissa! As painful as writing can be at times, it's my lifeblood. Couldn't exist without it.

Tina Donahue said...

Thanks, Paris! :)

Tina Donahue said...

Thanks, Denyse! You know I'm one of your biggest fans. Your!

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