Please welcome Lisa Oliver on my blog today. She was kind enough to answer some questions about her new release and her writing.
Welcome, Lisa. Congratulations to your release. Let’s start with the first question:
Which book are you reading currently?
Hello and thank you for hosting me on your blog today J. I read two to three books everyday so my answer can change from one hour to the next. I have just finished reading three books by Barbara Elsborg – Falling, Every Move He Makes and With or Without Him.
Is there a new author who’s caught your interest?
Barbara Elsborg is a new author to me and yes I will be reading more of her work.
Ms. Elsborg writes quite gritty stories, and I am not usually one for angst, and things like that. But there is something really compelling about the way she writes and conveys emotion that gets me hooked every time. I am literally begging for the men’s HEA by the end of the books.
How do you pick your books? Cover, blurb, ratings?
To read? Cover attracts me, definitely, and I do like to read the blurb. If there is something in the blurb that niggles me a bit, for example I won’t read books with cheating in, then I will check out the reviews to see if anyone else has picked up on it. To date I have read over 2000 M/M books in all sorts of sub-genres and only been disappointed about five times.
And a few questions about your writing.
How’s your writing process?
My writing process is very well thank you J. I try and write every single day – yes, I am one of those authors that doesn’t have a life. But honestly I love my stories and my characters so I am always keen to get on the computer every day. I start ever day reading – I find it a good way to separate my mind from the day to day living concerns, and it sets my mind up for the writing part of my day. Most days I write from about lunchtime until 5.30pm and then I watch Bewitched (I love older television programs). Every day, before I write, I edit the work I wrote the day before. This helps to remind me of where my story is going and how my characters are feeling.
How much do you write on a given day?
I try to write 3000 words per day. Some days that is harder to do than others, but I always try and write something. When I am getting close to the end of the book my writing day goes to hell, because I just keep writing. At those times I can do between 5K and 10K in a day – although I am usually absolutely tired out the next day.
Thank you for taking your time to answer the questions.
Thank you for having me on your blog. It’s been lovely to spend time with you.
And this is Lisa’s new release, Get Off My Case:
Author Name: Lisa Oliver
Book Name: Get Off My Case
Release Date: December, 2014
The first 20,000 words of this story were published as a free read for the Goodreads MMRomance Group Love’s Landscapes Project. 49,000 words have been added to make this into the book my characters wanted it to be.
Shane West was used to being the only wolf shifter at the Stockton Police Department. His enhanced senses helped him do his job efficiently and he prided himself on keeping control of his animal instincts. Gay from the first day he’d shifted, he also expected to live his long life alone, and provided it meant that he didn’t have to come into contact with any of his ex-pack, he told himself he was happy. And he was. Until Dimitri Polst was assigned as his new partner.
Confirmed ladies man, Dimitri Polst knew Shane from before he’d ever shifted into his wolf form. Two years older and from the same pack, Dimitri had made it his teenage mission to bring as much pain and humiliation to pretty-boy Shane as possible. But years later, he searched for that pretty boy, now all grown up, with a completely different mission in mind.
Being fated mates was hard enough, but when one man is straight and the other one has no reason to trust, then sparks are bound to fly. Add in a serial killer who is making inroads into the gay population and a possible shifter involvement, and Shane and Dimitri have a lot of thing to overcome before they get their HEA.
Pages or Words: 69,777 words
Categories: Erotica, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Romance
By the time Dimitri had got to the back door of the club he knew his wolf was close to the surface. He could feel his eyes changing and the hair on his arms start to tingle. It was only through sheer force of will that he stopped the change completely. Must not shift in front of humans, he tried to remind himself as he searched the dark alley, sniffing for his mate’s unique scent. There, deep in the shadows. The young blond was wrapped around Shane’s waist and neck like he belonged there.
Growling loudly Dimitri strode over to where the two men were hidden, his hands changing into claws as he itched to grab the little interloper and tear his body to inch sized bloody pieces. He couldn’t and wouldn’t hurt his mate, but he could and definitely would shred the little blond until he wasn’t a threat to Dimitri’s mating again.
“Dimitri, stop damn it!” Shane called out in a low voice as he carefully wound the young blond’s arms from his neck. “This is not what you think.”
Dimitri stopped himself, just, and watched as Shane spoke in a low voice in CJ’s ear and then gave him some money. CJ looked up at Dimitri and scowled at him and then took off back into the club. Shane flung out his arm and grabbed Dimitri by his belt loops and smashed him into the same wall he had been leaning on while he was entangled in his blond. But Shane’s eyes weren’t full of passion, Dimitri noticed. His mate was pissed off with him, big time.
“You just cost me some valuable information, fuck wit. Now what the hell did you think you were doing?” Shane snarled at him in a low voice.
“Is that how you get all of your information, detective,” Dimitri snarled right back. “By giving sexual favors to your tipsters?” Fuck, with Shane so close Dimitri could barely breathe. His cock was so hard in his jeans that it hurt and he couldn’t break his stare with his mate. Man, this guy was awesome when he was angry.
Shane tipped his head to the side and then took in a deep breath, obviously smelling Dimitri’s arousal. For a moment he looked confused, but that expression was gone in an instant and Shane’s angry gaze was back again. He leaned in flush against Dimitri’s body and growled softly in his ear, “CJ is an informant of mine. He’s been beaten before for talking to the wrong people and I don’t want to see my friend in hospital. We act like a hookup so he will be safe, asshole. So don’t go judging what you don’t understand.”
“But you’ve fucked him, right?” Dimitri regretted the words the instant they came out of his mouth as he watched a flash of pure murderous intent race across his mate’s hard face.
“Not that it’s any of your business, fuckwit, but I have never done anything sexually with CJ or any of my informants. Unlike you, I have standards.” Dimitri knew Shane was referring to the fact that when Dimitri was still in school he used to fuck anything in a skirt regardless of who it was. With his jock reputation and good looks he never lacked for girls willing to lift those skirts and give him what he wanted.
But right now Dimitri didn’t care that Shane was angry with him, or that he might have fucked up an investigation. Shane was leaning on him, chest to chest, but had kept his groin area away from Dimitri. And Dimitri was so turned on he couldn’t think. He needed friction on his cock and he needed it now. He reached out and grabbed Shane by his hips and pulled the man’s groin into his. Both men groaned as their dual erections nudged each other and Dimitri rocked into Shane looking for more.
“What the fuck do you think you are doing?” Shane snarled. Dimitri could see Shane’s eyes were blown with lust and the man was panting softly. Against his cock, Shane’s sizable erection nudged his and for the first time in his life Dimitri wanted to see another man’s cock. But not just any cock – Shane’s.
“I haven’t got a clue,” Dimitri said honestly, his own deep voice raspy with lust, “But I know I like it.”
My Review: I haven’t read the shorter version of this story, but I can’t imagine the book being shorter. These two men have so much to work through, they need a novel to sort out their feelings. I really enjoyed reading the book, even if I wasn’t too fond of Dimitri at first. Shane is a really nice guy, but he got hurt badly in the past, and he has absolutely no reason to trust Dimitri, even if he wants to.
Dimitri is kind of an ass sometimes, but he works hard to change that, though, and in the end I cheered for him to love Shane as much as he deserves.
A hot, sexy shifter story, and if you’re into dominant alpha males, you’ll love this book.
Four **** stars out of Five.
*I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review*
Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QPCCP5U
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Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/504334
About the author:
Lisa Oliver had been writing non-fiction books for years when visions of half dressed, buff men started invading her dreams. Unable to resist the lure of her stories, Lisa decided to switch to fiction books, and now stories about her men clamor to get out from under her fingertips.
When Lisa is not writing, she is usually reading with a cup of tea always at hand. Her grown children and grandchildren sometimes try and pry her away from the computer and have found that the best way to do it, is to promise her chocolate. Lisa will do anything for chocolate.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers and other writers. You can friend her on Facebook here, or email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to find the author:
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4839871.Lisa_Oliver
Publisher: Oliver Group Publication
Cover Artist: Lisa Oliver
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