The much anticipated sequel to my best selling novella, Beauty, is right around the corner. For those of you who need a little fix before the release on May 18th, READ ON!
BEAU2Y, BLAIRE'S WORLD
Copyright 2019 Kirsty Dallas
As the song finished and bled into another, I paused and glanced toward the long, leather sectional where I found Hart. His arms were spread wide along the back of the chair, knees parted, and his chin lowered as he watched me through heavy lids. He looked like he was ready to ravish me again, and I was suddenly dying to crawl into his lap and wrap myself around his warm body. Perhaps I would. Sauntering forward, I came to an abrupt halt when a svelte figure stepped into my path, her back to me and eyes on Hart. She was tall with long, dark hair that fell in a sheet over one shoulder. Dressed in a black Bodycon dress, she prowled toward Hart before coming to a stop in front of him and slipping into a seductive pose, one hand on her hip and shoulders proudly back. She had obviously set her sights on my man. I could hardly blame her, he was stunning. But, he was also mine. With my heart at a jealous gallop, I resumed my approach. Coming to a stand beside the brunette, I listened as she spoke in a thick Russian accent.
“Why didn’t you look me up, I didn’t realize you were in town?”
When Hart’s scowl found me, I smiled, and the corner of his lip twitched. Those dark and dangerous eyes twinkled with amusement. Leaning into the woman, I wrapped a hand around her waist and stood on my tiptoes to bring my lips to her ear. She flinched at my touch and tried to pull away, but a sharp squeeze of the flesh under her rib cage stilled her. The perfume she wore was strong, and I screwed up my nose as I caught a whiff from a spot on her neck.
“One warning, and if you have friends here, perhaps you should pass it along. If you dare approach my man again, I will slip off these gorgeous shoes and stab the four-inch heel into your eye socket. He didn’t look you up because he has no need for a whore anymore.” A gasp left the woman’s lips. “He has me.”
Stepping away from her body, I moved to stand between Hart’s parted legs. One big hand wrapped around my upper thigh, the rough texture of his palm against my flesh sending tingles through my body. His fingers whispered over a thin, silver line, one of my cuts. The air in my lungs caught thinking this was the moment Hart discovered my self-torture. Instead, his hands kept moving until his thumb brushed the underside of my buttocks and with a little persuasive squeeze of his hand, I lowered myself to his lap. One deft finger swiped through my bare pussy lips and Hart growled.
Finding myself speechless, I shook my head from side to side.
“My Beauty,” he purred, kissing my neck, his finger slipping away from my core. I almost growled with disappointment. His other hand went to the tiny red heart that hung from the fine gold chain around my neck. Another gift. It was the most precious thing in the world, and I swore I would never take it off. Chancing a glance, I followed the retreating back of the brunette as she scurried away. My jealousy was barely appeased, but I melted into Hart’s arms.
“She is nobody,” he whispered in my ear.
“She was somebody,” I disagreed.
“Shall I kill her?” Hart offered, surprising me.
“You’d do that, for me?”
“Little monster, I would create hell on earth, just for you.”
GOODREADS LINK - HERE
Thanks for being with us today Kirsty Dallas, let's not keep our viewers waiting and jump right in...
Slyce: YOU WROTE A BOOK CALLED “BEAUTY”. WHAT IS THIS BOOK ABOUT?
Beauty is a dark romance about a young girl who is abducted and lost to the world of human trafficking. After many years of horrific abuse, she gets a chance to be free, and take revenge on the man who brought so much pain and humiliation into her world.
Slyce: IS THIS BOOK A STANDALONE OR A SERIES?
Beauty is a standalone, but is also part of a multi author series. Six books, one theme, dark romance.
Slyce: WHAT IS “BLAIRE’S WORLD”?
Blaire’s World is the brain child of best-selling author, Anita Gray. Her gangland/mafia romance Blaire and Blai2e were international best sellers, and she decided break open this world to a wider audience by bringing together six authors to write their own dark romance themed novella in her imaginary world. We were given the option of using existing sub-characters from her novels, or creating brand spankin’ new characters that somehow relate to her novels. I went for the latter.
Slyce: HAVE YOU EVER PUBLISHED ANY OTHER NOVELS?
Beauty will be book twelve for me. A large portion of my novels to date are made up from the Mercy’s Series, a contemporary romance series that tackles the subject of violence against women.
Slyce: WHAT’S NEXT FOR KIRSTY DALLAS?
Beauty Part 2 is currently with my editor and I hope to release this one not too long after Beauty Part 1. I am also working on the sixth book in the Mercy’s Series, along with a super top secret co-write #watchthisspace
Slyce: DO YOU FEEL A NEW AUTHOR SHOULD HAVE A TEAM?
If you mean a street team, no, it’s not necessary. And honestly, trying to build a street team these days is super challenging. It requires a stack of attention and moderation, and honestly, as a new writer you should really just focus on writing. Get as many words down as possible, pump a few books out to create a back-catalogue and concentrate on marketing and networking.
Slyce: HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU FIRST HELD YOUR PUBLISHED COPY IN YOUR HAND?
It was super surreal, and humbling. I felt like I’d created my very own stamp on this world…something that would not disappear and would stick around long after I’m gone. That’s a pretty awe-inspiring moment.
Slyce: NAME TWO OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK?
The first paperback novel of my own that I held in my hands was Saving Ella: Mercy’s Angels Book 1. The male protagonist is Jaxon Carter, and the female is Ella Munroe. Ella has been living on the streets and stumbles into a women’s shelter during a snow storm. Jaxon Carter’s mother, Mercy, owns the shelter; hence the series name “Mercy’s Angels”.
Slyce: IN WHAT CITY DOES THIS STORY TAKE PLACE?
It’s a quaint little fictional town in the U.S, called Claymont.
Slyce: WHAT WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST MISTAKES YOU’VE MADE AS A NEW AUTHOR?
When I published my first book, five years ago now, I published without editing. BIG mistake! Luckily the majority of readers were rather forgiving and I had a solid plot and well developed characters that helped you overlook the horrific editorial problems. An editor reached out to me at that time and offered to edit this book free of charge, just so she could show me what she could do for my writing. She’s been working with me ever since. I love her to bits <3
Slyce: WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO WRITE?
My motivation fluctuates dramatically from one day to the next, and I never sit down and write unless I’m feeling it. So I can go days without even thinking about my current WIP. To help activate that static motivation I usually listen to music. Music seems to just lift my soul and get me in the mood to create.
Slyce: WHAT MESSAGE ARE YOU TRYING TO GET OUT TO YOU READERS?
While all my books have pretty serious topics – violence against women, human trafficking, drugs and addiction, cancer – I’m not necessarily trying to push messages into the minds of my readers. I really just want the reader to be transported away from reality for a little while, and if they finish the book and get something more meaningful from it, then that’s absolutely a bonus!
Slyce: WHERE CAN OUR VIEWERS PURCHASE YOUR BOOKS?
The ‘shop now’ button on my Facebook profile – Kirsty Dallas Author – from my website which will direct you to a sales platform of your choice (www.kirstydallasauthor.com), Amazon, iBooks, Nook, Kobo and the Book Depository. Little Gnome bookstore in Brisbane, and Books In Style in Sydney.
Slyce: HAVE YOU EVER DONE A BLOG TALK RADIO?
I have not, and I think I’d be too nervous to. Although, I’m calling 2019 my year of ‘trying new things’…so, maybe one day.
Slyce: WHAT DOES THE PHRASE “LEARN THE CRAFT” MEAN?
Exactly what it says, learn the craft. You don’t just pick up a pen and become a writer, it’s a craft that’s learned, developed and always evolving. To be a good writer need to be open to long hours of just writing (novels, blogs, journals, ANYTHING…), listening and taking healthy criticism.
Slyce: WHAT PAST AND PRESENT AUTHORS HAVE HAD AN INFLUENCE ON YOU?
Oh, that’s tough. So many authors have influenced and inspired me. The almighty and powerful paranormal romance trio Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter and J. R Ward, I obsessed on these ladies when I first started writing. I loved the passion in their words, and the subtly mixed comedic elements in their novels, particularly in Showalter’s and Cole’s writing.
Slyce: DO YOU WRITE FOR THE PLEASURE OR PROFIT?
I haven’t made a profit in two years, so I’m definitely here for the passion. I wrote my first novel at 14 and it sits in a drawer at home on that old school printer paper that has the tracking holes down both sides. I’ve been writing my whole life simply for the passion.
Thanks for having me in the Interrogation Room!!
Want exclusive access to Beauty before everyone else? Sign up to my newsletter before 29th January, 2019 and get the first chapter free.
Beauty, Blaire's World 02/26/2019
SIGN UP HERE
✩★✩ MERCY'S ANGELS ★✩★
"Kirsty Dallas doesn't hold back the punches in her series, Mercy's Angels. Abuse, rape, torture, there is no line she won't cross and she is unapologetically honest and raw with the emotions she delivers. And yet, as harrowing as these tales are, the stories of survival and love will always leave you with a smile on your face and the need for "more"..." ~ Real Romance Reviews
The entire Mercy's Angels Series is now available in KINDLE UNLIMITED. That's over 400,000 words in five full length novels that you can read for free in the KU program.
Start reading today....
Saving Ella, Book One
Fighting Back, Book Two
Tortured Soul, Book Three
Mother's Love, Book Four
Losing Lola, Book Five
Amazon US: https://goo.gl/jDyLxd
Amazon UK: https://goo.gl/m051Sn
Amazon AU: https://goo.gl/bRPkhn