Welcome one and all to this very special week in my Spotlight to help Tina Donahue release In His Arms on September 3.
Especially welcome to Tina and thanks for this chance to be a part of your new book coming from Ellora's Cave.
Contrary to what some readers might think, I have no special treatment...I've read the excerpts, I've seen the blurbs, but I haven't read the entire book. Well, at least not yet! That means I have a ton of questions going through my mind, and I'm going to try to narrow those down to the most important ones this week.
Like most people, the very first thing that grabbed me about In His Arms was the cover. I'm a tattoo freak. Maybe I should reword that to say that I have enough tattoos that I could be in a freak show! Right this moment, I have sixteen individual tattoos. That means that the tattoo on RJ's arm caught my attention.
On myself, I like more "artistic" works...I have hummingbirds, butterflies, and flowers on my own body. But on men, I like the more geometric, tribal designs. The cover image really grabbed me. Then, in the excerpt, we have the passage...
Her lips parted on a wanton sigh at his unusual tattoo. The geometric design, a series of thick black swirls that ended in sharp points, covered his right pectoral muscle and flowed over his shoulder to his back. Several of the points curved from behind to reach just below his right nipple. Another set curled around his muscular biceps. The effect proved startling, savage, the kind of marking men would have used in ancient times to declare their strength to an enemy or a woman they held captive.
OK, I'm hooked!!
So, my first question is all about the cover...
Tell me, Tina, who did the artwork for the cover? Do the characters as portrayed there make a good match for how you envisioned Summer and RJ as you were writing the book?
Melodee Aaron, Erotica Romance Author
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