Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Day 8 - This or That with Kallypso Masters: Interview and Giveaway!


Fast, fun facts about Kally!



Beach or Swimming Pool?  Beach (prefer walking on the beach, rather than swimming in the water)



Strawberry or Blueberry? Blueberry (unless it’s a daiquiri)



Handcuffs or Silk Scarf? Oh, both are dangerous to those tender nerves in the wrist, but I’m thinking silk scarf (in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing)



Man in Uniform or Construction Worker? Man in a Uniform! (Puh-leez! Especially military, cop, or fire fighter ones. Altho I once wrote a story about a guy who owned a construction company, but was still very hands-on )



Pepsi or Coke? Diet Coke with Lime! (DCwL is the shorthand used on my Facebook timeline)



Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset



Road Trip or Fly? Road Trip (and scenic routes, not the interstates)



Saver or Spender? Totally a spender. Drives my saver hubby nuts!



Writers Cave or Starbucks? Writer’s Cave (I don’t drive coffee, so rarely even think about going to a Starbucks.)



Pickles or Cucumbers? Pickles—sweet ones! (Oh, and if you missed it, there was an earlier blog post in this tour where I shared important information on having safe sex with veggies! Click HERE to see the post)



Clean shave or 5 o’clock shadow? That’s a little personal—OH! Blush 5 o’clock shadow (or even a full beard, like my hubby’s)



Silence or Noise? Silence if the other option is noise. But nice, soothing music would be lovely.




Free and Almost Free Books Available in the Rescue Me Series



For those new to this series who want a free glimpse into the Rescue Me world, you can get started with the FREE introduction, Masters at Arms. This book introduces six characters who will go on to have happily ever after Romances shared about them. (Adam & Karla, DamiƔn & Savannah, Marc, and in a small part here but with more to come later, Grant.)


But because I won’t want you to stop there, I’ve combined the first two books into one volume to make it easier. You get the first TWO books in the series—Masters at Arms & Nobody’s Angel—for only 99 cents! (Saves $3 off the previously published single, Nobody’s Angel. Nobody’s Angel introduces you to Angelina and shows her exploration into the world of BDSM. But Marc remained so closed off still in this book, I needed to give him time. He’ll reveal himself in the new release Somebody’s Angel, due out by Christmas.

You’ll find buy links to all of my books currently for sale at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks, Kobo, Apple, Smashwords, and CreateSpace (print versions), at my Ahh, Kallypso…the stories you tell blog page. (http://kallypsomasters.blogspot.com/p/books-by-kallypso-masters.htm)

Here are links to the new combo:





(Coming soon to Apple and Libiro)

Kally Loves Having Readers Join Her on this Journey



As those who follow me on Facebook know, I involve readers in the process of writing and story telling, as well. I’ll pose questions to them or post updates as to my progress, thought processes, oh and, yes, the occasional tease. I have a timeline profile (you must send a message along with a friend request to claim one of the remaining 275 spots before Facebook cuts me off!), an author page (https://www.facebook.com/KallypsoMastersAuthorPage) you can follow, and even a series discussion group with 2700+ members there solely there to discuss this series. (To join the discussion group, send a friend request to Karla Montague (https://www.facebook.com/karla.montague.1) Karla will add you to the group. Don’t be upset when she de-friends you after that. She’s strictly there to provide a portal to the group, which is where all the discussion takes place.)

I love meeting readers face to face, too (perhaps too much!). So if you are near any of my appearances (see my Web site http://kallypsomasters.com for a list), stop by and say hello! You don’t have to buy a book—I’m happy to sign swag or e-reader covers or just give hugs and have photos taken!



Giveaway Time! Free eBook & Swag in the Rescue Me Series!

I’m giving away a $5 Gift Card at each stop. Be sure to leave your email in your comment. I am also giving away a grand prize of a $500 Gift Card, be sure to fill out the rafflecopter to enter for that one.

As with all of my giveaways, this is open internationally. And we’ll also send through the mail some cool swag items, including this red Ka-thunk!™ pen, hand fan, a Masters Brat button, and other cool stuff! (I’m not mailing the swag out until my brand-new “Embrace your inner PRINCESS SLUT™” pens arrive, though. It’s a reference to a scene in Nobody’s Perfect.)




Want to know more about Kallypso Masters or her books? You can find Kally online at:






Twitter: @kallypsomasters



Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and happy reading!


19 comments:

Amy BradyKilpatrick said...

Good Morning!!! 5 days and counting!!!! not for Christmas but for Kally's book....sigh....almost here :D

Tina B said...

Thank you for sharing some facts with us, Kally!
I love the beach too, but prefer not to get into the water. Lol.

trb0917 at gmail dot com

Cathy Hart said...

I can not wait Just a few more days :) :)

Lisa W said...

Yay! Almost knew most your answers Kally!

Becki Wyer said...

I love learning new things about Kally. Thanks for the post.
rmwyer at shaw dot ca

Sierra McBride said...

LOVE the Q&A !

<3

Anonymous said...

Donna Cheatle

jimndonna at windstream dot net

Learning lots of new stuff about Kally! Getting really excited about the book coming out!

Tina said...

Love learning the little things about you Kally! Thanks for the giveaway!

Diana Merritt said...

Love learning new things on each stop of the hop!
diamer13@yahoo.com

Claire Bowman said...

So looking forward to hearing all Marc's problems and how Angelina sorts them out lol.
ppcbowman(at)gmaill(dot)com

Tina M said...
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Tina M said...

I love your books Kally! Can't wait!

tinam1438(at)gmail(dot)com

Shelly said...

Really enjoyed learning more about Kally. Lol I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve waiting for Santa. Really looking forward to reading this book.

shellya121 at yahoo dot com

Steph F. said...

Great Q&A. I love this series and can't wait to read this one. I love that I never know what to expect from her books, they run me through the gamut of my emotions.
Thanks for the spotlight.

fsteph55(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

love the questions! funny comment about pickled vegetables. looking forward to release day.
jadeonyxbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

amanda cox said...

Loved the Q&A! I'm starting to get antsy waiting for the book, the 23rd can't get here soon enough for me.

Amandacox.cox@gmail.com

love to read said...

Love learning new things, each stop has been so interesting. By the way I'm never going to look at veggies the same way cjlps23 at gmail dot com

Kimberly Mayberry said...

I am late getting started on the tour, but could not miss reading about this! I love this series! Thank you for hosting and thank you for the giveaway!
kbinmich AT yahoo DOT com

Aleksandra said...

I LOVE this series <3

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Extreme Measures 
(Aegis Security #1)
By Elisabeth Naughton

Blurb: 
Being prepared for any scenario is the trademark of any good CIA operative, and Eve Wolfe is one of the best. But when her latest mission literally explodes in her face, she wakes up labeled a traitor and—even more surprising—in the custody of elite Aegis Security operative and ex-lover Zane Archer. Although she still secretly has feelings for Zane, he’s now demanding the one thing that she can’t give him: the truth.

When he caught her breaking the rules years ago, Zane let Eve walk away without an explanation. Now someone has not only sabotaged Aegis but also turned an American city into a war zone, and all signs point to Eve. Zane needs answers that can come only from Eve’s still-tempting lips, and he finally has the elusive operative right where he wants her—at his mercy.




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Excerpt

“I need to look at your shoulder again before you lay down,” she said at his back.
He didn't answer, just found the closest bedroom and pulled her inside. Closing the door with his boot, he tugged off his jacket and tossed it on a chair to his right, then did the same with his T-shirt and pulled her toward the bed.

“Impatient, aren't you?” she mumbled. He set the bag of supplies they’d picked up on the bed beside him while she shrugged out of her sweatshirt, dropped it on the ground, then began gently peeling away his bandages.

Zane closed his eyes and drew in a deep breath. “I’m a man, darlin’.  We’re always impatient.”

“I remember. This actually looks pretty good. I’m just going to change the dressing.”

He didn't want to think about what she remembered. He had enough memories pinging around in his brains for both of them—and most were the X-rated variety. He sat still while she removed the soaked bandages, added antibiotic ointment and covered the wound again. But his stomach clenched every time her soft fingers grazed his skin, and with every breath he drew, a whiff of that sweet peach scent bombarded him, amping his awareness and sending blood straight to his groin.

“There,” she said, placing the last piece of tape over the wound. “Now you just need to take these before you pass out and you should be good.” She handed him two pills from the bottle they’d picked up at the pet store and stepped away.

He snagged her by the wrist. “Where do you think you’re going?”

“To get you a glass of water.”

“No water.” He popped the pills in his mouth and dry swallowed them.

There was just enough light coming through the window to see her exasperated expression. “Wow. What a stud you are.”

He ignored the sarcasm and patted the mattress beside him. “Get comfortable, sweetheart.”

She sighed. “Look, Archer. I—”

He jerked her toward him. A yelp slipped from her lips just before she fell into his body. Heat immediately enveloped him, but he quickly flipped her to her back, then climbed over her.

“Archer—”

Her warning was laced with just a touch of fear. Just enough to tell him he’d surprised her. And considering nothing seemed to surprise this woman, he was using that to his advantage.

He grasped both of her arms at the wrists and pinned them above her head. Pain ricocheted from his shoulder down his arm and back up again, but he ignored it. Just like he tried to ignore her trim hips locked between his knees and the way the light from the window spilled over her breasts and bare abdomen in that revealing top. “Here’s how this is going to work, sweetheart. I’m going to close my eyes for a few hours and you’re going to stay right here beside me where I know you can’t get into any trouble. Then, when I wake, I’ll call Carter and we can both be rid of each other for good.”

She pursed her lips and lifted her chin, a clear challenge glinting in her eyes. “I’d like to be rid of you right now.”

“Too bad. You’re stuck with me.” He lowered his weight onto hers, let go of one arm and cinched the zip tie hidden in his hand around her wrist.

“Archer… What the hell?”

Zane looped the second zip tie through hers, tightened it around his own wrist, then rolled off her onto his back and drew in a deep breath.

“Oh, my God.” She sat upright. “You did not just do that. Where the fuck did you get more zip ties?”

He yanked on her arm until his lowered back to the bed. “I stole them. You’re not the only one who can filch goods unnoticed, beautiful.” He relaxed back into the pillows and closed his eyes. “Now lie down.”

“You are so gonna pay for this.”

He didn't need to see the smoke pumping from her ears to know it was there. He could hear it in her voice and feel it in the heat radiating from her skin. A wry smile curled his lips. “I figure I’m already doing time in purgatory, thanks to you. A few more years won’t kill me.”

“And to think,” Eve snapped as she flopped back onto the bed, “I was actually worried about you.”

Zane’s humor faded. “We both know you weren't worried. You were just biding your time until you could run. I’m not a stupid southern hick, sweetheart. Now shut up so I can get some sleep.”

“Don’t mind me,” she muttered, crossing her arms over her chest and dragging his hand with her. “I’ll just be sitting here plotting all the ways I can murder you in your sleep.”

He chuckled. Now that was the feisty brunette he remembered. “Just do it quietly. I’m beat.”

She let out a long, frustrated sigh, but the sound didn't irritate Zane like it should, instead it relaxed him. And man, either he was seriously losing it or all those drugs had finally fried his gray matter. Because lying next to his archenemy, feeling her heat and smelling her soft, arousing scent, he suddenly wasn't focused on revenge. Losing himself in all her softness sounded a hell of a lot better. And more fun. And, holy hell, way more fucking erotic.

He just wasn't sure what to do about it.

About The Author


Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A rabid reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned to a flame, and Naughton now writes full-time. Besides topping bestseller lists, her books have been nominated for some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, such as the RITA® and Golden Heart Awards from Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Golden Leaf Award. When not dreaming up new stories, Naughton can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home. 

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