Author: Ahren Sanders
Genre: Adult, Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2015Summary:
Bright. Dedicated. Loyal.
The day I walked into his boardroom, I had no idea my life was about to change forever. It was supposed to be a simple proposal that would catapult my career. The chance to help Hurst & McCoy save one of their flailing business lines seemed simple enough. However, I never expected that one look at Maxwell McCoy would have me grasping for control. He’s demanding, charming, powerful; most of all he’s beautiful, inside and out. As hard as I fought against the attraction, he broke down my defenses. But he’s hiding things. Even when secrets, lies, and greed threaten everything I have worked so hard for, I couldn’t walk away. There’s no denying, the moment my eyes landed on Maxwell McCoy was the moment I became his.
Rich. Brilliant. Powerful.
People only see me as CEO of Hurst & McCoy. The ruthless businessman whose mere presence demands respect. People don’t know I chose to leave a life I loved in order to protect my father’s legacy and reputation. When my company’s future was threatened, I had no choice but to seek assistance. The day Stella Sullivan walked into my boardroom was the day my heart started beating again. One business proposal, from the topaz-eyed beauty, changed my life. She tried to deny our unyielding chemistry, but I wouldn’t. I should let her go, but I didn’t.
The smokescreen I created soon comes crashing down, forcing me to fight for everything I love.
“What are you doing?” she asks sleepily.
“Working a bit.”
“What time is it?”
“A little after seven.”
“Why the hell are you up? Do you ever sleep?” She falls back onto my bed and the sheets slip down her naked body.
I jump to my feet and make my way to her side of the bed in a second. “Yeah, I slept, then I worked out, showered, and decided to work until you woke up.”
“You worked out? Showered? What the hell is wrong with you? I thought we weren’t going anywhere this morning.”
She throws an arm over her eyes and I take the opportunity to kiss the skin up to her elbow, then pull her arm down so she has no choice but to look at me.
“I didn’t go anywhere. I have a home gym down the hall. I showered because I was gross, and we are staying here this morning. We have a meeting at ten, but until then, it’s us.”
“You have a home gym? Where?”
“Yeah, babe, there’s about two thousand square feet you’ve not seen yet. Two more rooms and a gym.”
“Babe, you’ve only been here a few times, I haven’t had time to show you.”
“This is a whole lot of information for me this early, without coffee. Remember I’m not a morning person.”
“So you keep saying, but I love proving you wrong.” I kiss her softly and slide my hand under the sheets and down until it reaches her pelvic bone.
My fingertips run lightly back and forth from hipbone to hipbone until her breath catches. Every time I hear that small sound, I know she’s getting turned on. Then my hand slinks lower to her slick heat and I press one finger in, sliding her wetness back and forth. “You are the best morning person I know.”
“That’s because you give me orgasms before my coffee.”
What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
It was my love of reading. Story and plotlines have always run through my head when I finish a book, but the publishing industry was an enigma to me. So I just kept reading for enjoyment. Then one-day I was watching a morning program that mentioned all the mom’s on the upper east side of Manhattan reading ‘mommy porn’ on their e-readers. That piqued my interest. I picked up this ‘mommy porn’, which is now known as The Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy. This started my obsessive love affair with the Contemporary Romance genre.
When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
Character Development! This includes names, families, physical traits, and personalities. And not only for my main couples. If you’ve ever read my work, you will notice I have a barrage of supporting characters that help contribute to my stories. I love creating them.
When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
I mostly stick to the Contemporary Romance genre. My favorite style of book is one that gives me strong characters, an emotional connection that bleeds through the pages, and a HEA.
If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
There are too many to list. My respect for each and every Indie Author runs deep. It takes courage, passion, and strength to put your work out to the public. But I’ll admit, one person on the top of my list is Kristen Ashley.
I do have a project in the works that is in early planning stages. Hopefully, I’ll be able to release information soon.
Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
This journey came later in life. After college, I spent 13 years in the corporate world. Then in April 2013 I started my first book, Surrendering. It was published in November of the same year.
Ahren spent her formative years living in an active volcano. There her family made collectible lava art. She studied rock collecting at the Sorbonne in France. There she met the love of her life-her pet pig Sybil. She returned to the states and started writing. She is happily married to a guy who used to live under a bridge and she met while pole-dancing. They have one amazing daughter.
Now, meet the real me. I grew up in the south and consider myself a true “Southerner”. Most of the special locations mentioned in my books are reflections of my favorite places. Living on the Florida coast, my family spends a lot time at the beach which is where I usually can be found with a book in my hand. I started writing my Surrender Series, in the spring of 2013 and have received incredible support from the Indie community. Throughout this year, I have been privileged to meet some amazing people that I am thankful to have in my life.
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