Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Celebrate Breathless Press's 4th Anniversary with a Giveaway and Interview with Leona Bushman author of Ulfric's Mate



Breathless Press is an e-book publisher specializing in Romance and Erotic(a) stories. Our mission statement is simple: To provide the opportunity for readers to connect with romance authors through the purchasing of quality e-books at a low price. Starting in the summer of 2009, Breathless Press came into existence. Since then, we have been producing top end romance and erotic stories for valued readers to enjoy.

Happy :D Fourth Anniversary Breathless Press!

I had the opportunity to interview one of Breathless Press's awesome authors, Leona Bushman. :-)

This is what she shared with me:

What part of writing do you find the most challenging? most enjoyable? Working around my kids and job. Out of all the books you've written, if you could live in one of them which would it be and why? Yikes! Depends on which character I got to be... LOL I like Ernestine's world. Or perhaps Captain Faraways.

In what scenario do you do your best work? Under deadline. lol! I bet!

What book should under No circumstances ever be made into a movie? The Bible. I know it's been done, but I have yet to see one that isn't cheesy or over done.

What is your favorite color? Depends on day... I paint with oils. And sometimes my favorite color is blue, sometimes purple...and sometimes green... Ooohh, artistic in more than one way. ;-) How awesome!


What is your favorite summer activity? Camping! Awesome! My family and I love to camp too!

Hardback, paperback, ebook or audio book? Paperback! Easy to hold and won't cost me a lot of money if I drop it in the tub.

Are you more likely to wear a skirt or pants? Pants. Although, if I had more medieval clothes finished (I make them sometimes) I'd probably wear more skirts.

What is your favorite or least favorite veggie and fruit? I love fruit. You'll be hard pressed to find a fruit I don't at least like. And veggies, I'm fond of the ones I grow

What is your favorite favorite splurge? Art supplies. Hands down.

Favorite beverage? Caffeine. :D

Thank you for the opportunity to find out more about you. :-) We (me and my followers) love shifters. That is one of the reasons I wanted to interview you. I have your book Ulfric's Mate on my wishlist.



About this Author:

Leona Bushman goes by many names but the most common one is superhero. She earned this name from saving a kangeroo from a tree and yes that is as hard as it sounds. The dragons taught their queen how to write, and Queen Leona hasn't looked back. Even when her muse tries to muck things up.



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Blurb:


Nolan and Alexandria fight their sexual attraction, but can't deny the pull of being mates, despite a serial murder investigation.

Nolan Littlebull is the alpha of the Wahpawhat pack of Werewolves and the lead detective on a series of murders of pregnant women from his pack. Torn between human justice and were justice, he travels deep onto the Yakama Reservation tracking the ones responsible. He is attacked by one of the rival pack, only to be defended by another from the rival pack.

Alexandria George is the healer for the Lupins. She defends the mysterious wolf in their territory from her pack's bully and escapes with the stranger. Nolan and Alex face the complications of being mated and together they must find and identify the killer while facing an uncertain future.


Excerpt:


"Thanks," he said, his voice muffled through the shirt. "For the rescue as well," he added quietly after pulling the shirt she had dug out from behind his dirty truck seat.

"You're welcome," she replied as she stepped off the truck's running board. "Lead me to my room. I'm exhausted and need my beauty rest." As she came around the front end of the truck, she smiled.


"From where I'm standing, you get plenty of that."


Her face heated as a blush crept along her cheekbones. "Thanks." She walked up the front steps to his two-story home. It looked like a phantom rising out of the ground. The windows reflected the mesmerizing moonlight and the glow made her think of stars in the predawn just before the sun rises to take away their backdrop.


He unlocked the door, opened it, and waited for her to precede him. Gentleman? Or the training of law enforcement to never have their backs turned to a criminal? She tried to read his mind, but he held it carefully blank.


"Main living area is upstairs. You keep going right as you get up the stairs, and the bathroom is at the end of the hall. The guest room is the last one on the left. My room's on the right if you need anything." Even his voice was neutral.


She looked at him curiously for a moment before heading to the bathroom. When she stepped under the shower's stream, she sighed in relief. Her skin itched and felt over tight from the dried gunk left on her skin and in her hair after the shape-shifting.


As she relaxed under the spray of warm water, pictures of her in the shower started playing through her head. She was washing her hair and lathering the soap across her breasts when Nolan arrived. Her belly quivered with lust which pooled, then spread as she envisioned him in there with her.


When her daydream reached the point of him entering, she realized it was his thoughts in her head. The fantasy abruptly stopped as if someone had switched the channel. She tried to feel annoyed that his fantasy had intruded on her quiet moment, but the heat in her abdomen kept her from lying to herself.


She wanted him as much as he wanted her. She was aware of his struggle to control his thoughts and appreciated the attempt at valor. However, she knew that a single, healthy man with a woman he found attractive using his shower was bound to have sensual thoughts.


She finished, dressed in the clothes provided by him, and walked out to the main living area. He stood by a large bay window, looking out at the mountain in the distance. He turned toward her slightly, then shifted his gaze back to the picturesque view.



"I'm sorry," he said quietly and with dignity. "I've always judged other men for how they seemed to objectify every woman they see. Then I go and do it with a woman in my protection. I'm aware that you saw what I was thinking. I-"


She put a finger on his lips. "I too have read men's thoughts regarding women. Regarding me. You tried to keep yours in check. We saved each other's lives. We're coming down off the adrenaline high of battle combined with the lust of our animal sides. It's natural and healthy for you to see me as desirable. It's also honorable of you to stop them when you realized what you were doing."


Nolan looked at her intently, and she could feel him in her mind probing her for truth. She thought he didn't even know he was doing it. It was probably a technique he had employed since childhood. She smiled at him and kissed him softly on the mouth.




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Crimson, Vol 1

Blurb:  Dark, sexy, delectable reads await. Join us as ten stories seduce, suck, and ensnare your body and soul with tales of vampires in this anthology.



Excerpt from Daryn's Slayer in Crimson:

 “Good morning, Cassandra. So good to see you.” The sarcasm dripping from his tones, his first line of defense with her couldn’t possibly have been missed, but she apparently chose to ignore it.

“Good morning, Daryn. Ready to come home? Tired of your little rebellion?”

He’d had centuries of practice, schooling his face into the impassive lines hiding his real emotions. She enjoyed her tortures too much to let her see how deeply she affected him. “Tired, yes. The little minx whose home we’re in kept me busy all night,” he replied, and walked down the hall. He could have evaporated in mist and gone somewhere else, but, unless he planned on feeding again, which was significantly harder for him in daylight, he could only do it once. And she would follow. He had no intentions of showing her where he lived.

“You’re less funny than you believe yourself to be, my protégée,” she said, not letting him leave her sight.

“Apparently, I have wit beyond compare, as you see fit to push yourself in my presence, wanted or not,” he replied, taking the stairs two at a time down to the ground floor. It wouldn’t be long until he could no longer walk in the full sun, even early dawn, if he didn’t find a werewolf soon. Going outside burned him, the morning light the least problematic.

Cassandra would hound him. She hoped to trap him back into the fold with his need. She didn’t know where he’d found his werewolf blood all these years, but she’d retaliated ages ago by ordering her coven’s guards to kill all of the renegade weres on sight, making it harder for him to find the powerful sustenance. She wanted him back. What he didn’t understand was why.
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51 comments:

  1. hum oki i don't know if this giveaway is international so i will ask before another one do ( and no i don't doubt you Brenda but i know you are not responsible for this one so better ask)

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    1. arf so quickly i delete the beginning of my comment ( must go back to bed)

      Thank you a lot for the interview, ... i'm quite curious about the medieval clothing you are making ^^ and Brenda is right we do love shifters here so i was really happy to discover your books and the exerpt did tempt me.

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    2. I'm double checking but usually it is if it doesn't specify. I'm sure the gcs are either way.

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    3. thank you ( i guess that perhaps if int we get an amazon card of the kindle amount of something)

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    4. Here is the official answer:

      The GCs are international, the Kindle Fire is limited to the countries where it's sold by Amazon, so apparently Canada, USA, Europe, Australia.

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    5. fabulous^^ europe is included^^ thank you Brenda!

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    6. Awesome! Good luck to you Miki! :)

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    7. to be honest for this one i would be more happy if you were to win it

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    8. aw thanks! :) either way I'd be happy if it were one of the 3 of us.

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    9. ^^ you would have a better use ( and more use) of it than me so it would be logical if it was you or brenda^^ ( i prefer print books those i'm sure i can read)

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    10. :D I love medieval clothing. And I would wear them (despite the fact I don't wear "regular" dresses all the time, if it were at all practical in the grocery store (wouldn't care anywhere else!) LOL I have boxes and boxes of patterns that I buy when they are on sale for 1 or 2. I made my daughter's prom dress from one of them :) Other than that, what specifically would you like to know?

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    1. Yes, thank you for hosting, indeed!! :D And you're so gracious and love the interview ;)And thanks Goddess Fish for putting up such a good blog tour!

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  3. Very interesting interview. I agree with you about making a movie about the bible. What do you like to paint, scenery or people?

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    1. I love painting people, but I'm still learning that "something" my mind's eye can see but I can't put to canvas. Scenery is relaxing and I have some pieces I'm very proud of.

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  4. I like caffeine and art supplies, too!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I was a fiend for caffeine yesterday. Thankfully, my husband found me some...he said it was for his safety! lol

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  5. You guys have so many amazing reads up your sleeves! Happy Anniversary!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Thank you! As an editor (believe it or not lol) and author (trust me, I need my own editor!!!) it pleases me to hear that :)

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  6. I've heard of this one before actually. I just never got it. I will have to remedy that. :) I would love to see the clothes she makes. I love all those old fashion dresses.

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    1. i do prefer these kind of dresses to the ones more " modern"

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    2. Me too! I love all those old fashion dresses. I used to go to this renaisaissance fair every summer when i was little and my favorite part was seeing all the costumes. 2 of my aunt's used to make their own and dress up too. Thats where I got my dragons from. I havent been in a few years since its so expensive but its a fun place to go.

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    3. i'm not really renaissance era fan, i prefer middel age

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    4. :D I'll see if I can find any photos from the plays I've done and worn them in. And which dresses I have now. I've made all kinds of costumes.

      I like the Renaissance as well. I like historical clothing. And don't get me started on the pre-civil war era... I adore the fancy dresses and the pure skill that went in to making the clothing.

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    5. I love both. The care they put into those dresses is amazing.

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  7. Thank you so much for the fun interview!! It was a pleasure answering the questions. I'm so glad to find a blog in love with shifters...I have a contract for fifteen MORE in the series :) The Midwife's Moon comes out this month, AND all Breathless Press titles are forty percent off on the publisher's site in honor of the Birthday Bash!! I will be more than willing to provide the link if wanted :)

    Love the wry humor and witty tone of your blog and am so pleased to be a guest here. Thanks again and good luck to all the commenters!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I've really enjoyed having you here and we always have a spot on out TBR lists for shifter books. :-) I'll have to stop over to their site and order some.

      Thanks for enabling me. :-)

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    2. Oh my pleasure :) I've considered becoming a professional book enabler. Wait, I write and edit. Well, mission accomplished!! LOL

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    3. lol! With me it is entirely too easy to do.

      But I have accepted my vise. Reading is much better than most other addictions that I could have. :D

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    4. I'll have to try and remember this is an addiction and post covers (which I now have *wicked evil grin*) of the sequel, The Midwife's Moon... LOL The cover really is awesome... muwhahahahahhaa I love being a book enabler!

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  8. Thanks for the interesting post. We camp a lot, but we love to camp year round, we usually try to camp once in the fall and winter and start trying to camp at least once each month from Mar/Apr through Labor.

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    1. I had a boss who was also a friend. Still is a friend but can't get the time off anymore. But anyway, he used to take us all hunting with him. I drew (wish I could find that sketchbook!) and took photos galore. The boys found a swing and tried to go up a tree and shot clay pigeons, and learned gun safety. And of course, we all played, and went for walks, and they road their bikes. The was late October. I miss that. The fall colors just inspire me so much.

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  9. Totally agree about most movies about the bible being overdone. It is crazy! You'd think someone would get it figured out by now.

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    1. LOL with all the CGI available, you'd think they could do a good job! Honestly, from a strictly "Do you have a story" POV there is so much in the bible that I can't figure out why no one can do it right! LOL

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  10. Amazing interview! Very interesting! Enjoyed it very much!!

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    1. Thank you :D And thanks for commenting!

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  11. Great interview! I love that part about the reason why she would pick paperbacks. I'm old school so I would pick paperbacks too

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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    1. *crosses fingers* I'm hoping to have The Ulfric's Mate in paperback before too long!!

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    2. i'm all for a print copy too!!

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  12. Nice interview and great excerpt! And I agree that the Bible should never have been made into a movie!

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    1. That seems to be the consensus! *grins* You can thank my editor for the excerpt. I had NO CLUE. And in fact, yeah, we won't talk about my original... Editors are there for a reason! :D

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  13. Fun interview! I appreciate the fact that you can paint. I've worked in gallerys for 25 years, can't draw anything, but I could design and frame it for you! Thank you for the giveaway!!
    Bonnie Hilligoss/bonhill@speakeasy.net

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    1. *fingers chin like an evil warlord* You could design and frame it for me??? hmmmm *starts packing all paintings for Bonnie!* LOL

      Painting is my de-stressor. It's time to paint but I'm gearing up for a move and can't have wet paints!! LOL trying to figure out how to pack them as it is. I have way more than before as they started to sell on Etsy and through local peeps so I painted more for a bit. Sigh. I've seen so many beautiful artists, that I'm humbled when someone buys my work. (And grateful, but yeah. LOL)

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  14. I'm also a big fan of camping!

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  15. :D I live near mountains, so that's always just around the river bend...

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    1. what an advatge^^ living in the city have its own but i do prefer nature^^

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  16. Very interesting interview :)
    I'm addicted to caffeine :D

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  17. This is an awesome giveaway, congrats on 4 years!

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  18. It's been a long time coming, but The Ulfric's Mate is finally coming out in print! There is a giveaway on Goodreads!! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/100030-the-ulfric-s-mate-the-war-of-the-weres-1 You were all so lovely :) go enter for a chance! It's open to GB, CA, and US!!!!

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