Monday, February 6, 2012
Guest Post & Giveaway: Tory Richards - THE MERCENARY WAY
Hi Everyone. Please help me welcome Tory Richards to the blog today! This is the first stop on her Goddess Fish book tour. She is here to promote her new novel, The Mercenary Way.
My host today asked me to talk about the difference between The Mercenary Way and Against the Odds. A great question and one that I’m glad was asked. You see, The Mercenary Way is a book that was published years ago as Against the Odds. Back when I was still green. When I left a lot up to my then publisher, who with longevity and reputation I had chosen. Once I received the book rights back I was embarrassed that Against the Odds had ever been released. The biggest problem I found was that it wasn’t edited very well. In fact, it sucked! So, finding a new publisher, they offered me a contract for the now titled The Mercenary Way. A romance with a lot more depth and passion than the first time it was released.
The difference between the two? First, with my new publisher, it was given a new title and book cover, and it will be published under my pen name. Second, the manuscript went through a thorough revision and a lot of content was added. Yes, I’m talking about the sex scenes between the hero and heroine. Third, the editing is top notch, thanks to the help of my wonderful editor at The Wild Rose Press. For anyone who might have read Against the Odds, you will be surprised at how much better the story is between Sarah and Clint.
The sex between them is hot! Every encounter designed to leave the hero and heroine satisfied, while craving more. Though their personalities might mix like oil and water, the physical chemistry between the two easily over power the rest of their senses. What are the elements of a good sex scene? It’s the build-up. It should be a long, slow process that captivates the reader, and leaves them breathless with anticipation for the main characters to finally reach the end. Yes, I said readers. It’s my opinion that if they aren’t feeling what the hero and heroine is feeling then I’ve failed in writing an emotional sex scene.
It’s also the play on words between the two involved, and the unspoken erotic thoughts going on in their minds as they arouse each other to feverish pitch. It’s engaging the five senses until they’ve blended into one kaleidoscope of earth moving fulfillment. The smell of arousal between two warm, twisting bodies, the taste of sweet hunger, and pupils dilating as their eyes cling. Hands discovering pleasure points that bring echoes of satisfaction around them. What are the elements of a good sex scene? I hope by now I know. Below is a hot excerpt.
The Mercenary Way comes out Feb 1, 2012 with The Wild Rose Press.
Author Bio – Tory Richards
I'm a fifty-something author who discovered my passion for writing and story telling at the ripe old age of thirteen. Before I received my first manual typewriter, with pencil in hand, I would jot my stories down on notebook paper. Later, after receiving that desired typewriter I spent hours in my bedroom, where my parents thought I was doing homework. Writing turned out to be a kind of therapy for me, something I didn't realize until years later.
I also hold down a full time day job. So basically I'm working all the time. Only writing is a hobby for me, something I do during the quiet of the evenings and on my weekends. My goals are simple and realistic. By the time I retire I'll be happy if I'm just making enough "mad money" from it to be able to travel a little, and spoil my grandchildren.
I'll travel any place a cruise ship will take me. I've been to: Greece, Italy, Croatia, Spain, and Alaska just to name a few places. I don't like to fly, even before I found myself on a plane on 9/11, but I will if I'm given enough legal drugs. I collect antiques and art, and I love chocolate, who doesn't? And I'm addicted to good coffee and sweet ice tea.
For a while life got in the way of my dreams. A few years ago I decided to get serious and haven't looked back!
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Tory will be awarding a $20.00 egift certificate to Bath and Body to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. The more comments you leave the better your chances of winning.
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