Title: Exposed: Laid Bare
Author: SR Grey
Series: Laid Bare #1
Genre: Erotica, Paranormal, Romance
Release Date: April 11, 2015
Cover Design: Cover It! DesignsSummary:
A sexy novella where things are not always as they appear. Enter the Laid Bare world only if you dare.
There’s something about Lucien Chambers. Something beyond his amazing success, his good looks, and his uncanny ability to turn everything he touches to gold.
In the eyes of the world, Lucien is a sexy and savvy business man. But when a naïve photographer, Dahlia Vaughn, is hired to take pictures of the hot entrepreneur, she discovers Mr. Chambers may be much more than what he seems.
Just as I was taking in a sweeping gaze of the most magnificent Christmas party I’d ever attended, someone snuck up behind me and whispered in my ear, “You are such a little bitch, Dahlia.”
“Veronica,” I huffed, annoyed.
I tried to spin around to confront my verbal assailant—who also happened to be my best friend and cousin who delighted in driving me crazy—but before I could get my bearings, Veronica’s delicate, slender fingers slid over my eyes.
Everything went black, but the smells and sounds of the holidays were still all around me. Eggnog and cinnamon scents punctuated the air, and the comforting lull of classic holiday tunes filled my ears. But with my sight obscured as it was, there would be no more gazing at the yards and yards of multi-colored, twinkling lights draped from the raw wood beam rafters above me, and no more admiring the sparkling, decorated fifteen-foot fir in the far corner of the large banquet hall the party was being held in.
Prior to Veronica’s interruption, I’d been mesmerized by the tree with its shiny glass ornaments and bright lights adorning the branches. I found it amazing how the holiday glow made all the beautiful party guests look even more dazzling. Glamorous and sophisticated, all dressed in their holiday party finest and milling around, drinking too much champagne, having too much fun. But the glitz and glamour were momentarily hidden from me, thanks to Veronica’s hand over my eyes.
“Are you done,” I inquired. I made my tone sound miffed, but I wasn’t, not really.
“No, and don’t look now,” she replied from behind me, hand still in place.
“As if I could,” I interjected as I shifted from one way-too-high stiletto heel to the other. “So, why am I a bitch?” I continued. “And why in God’s name are you still covering my eyes?”
“First, you’re not really a bitch,” Veronica replied apologetically. “And secondly, the answer to your other question, my dear, just walked in the door.”
Aha! Her answer, not to mention her tone, meant one thing and one thing only—he was here.
What is your writing process? Do you listen to music or do you like silence?
I usually write in silence. Sometimes I will have the TV on low in the background, but not often. Music influences many of my stories, but it’s usually inspiration found while listening to songs when driving or running.
Do you outline your story or just go where your muse takes you?
It depends. I generally like to draft a rough outline, with just a couple of notes here and there regarding chapters and the order of things. But I always end up changing it up, making adjustments. And sometimes I just go with an idea in my head and run with it.
Besides Amazon, are there any other sites where your books are for sale?
Yes. Most of my novels are also available on Barnes & Noble, ITunes, Kobo, and the Ever After Romance App.
What kinds of marketing [twitter, Facebook, blog, forums] are you involved with for promoting your book(s)?
I love social media! I am very active on Facebook, hosting Release Event parties and doing lots of takeovers. I also am active on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Do you find it difficult to juggle your time between marketing your current book and writing your next book?
Sometimes it is quite hard to juggle the two. Finding the right balance is important. I set aside writing time and marketing time.
Some fun facts about you, which do you prefer – dogs or cats? Chocolate or vanilla? Coffee or Tea? Talk or Text? Day or Night?
Ooh, I love these. Cats, chocolate, tea, text, and night!
Besides writing, do you have any other passions?
I do. I love to travel, and my goal is to see all 50 states. I’m up to 47, so I’m getting close. I’ve also traveled to a number of other countries.
S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author and a Barnes & Noble #1 Bestselling author. She is the author of the popular Judge Me Not series, the Inevitability duology, A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy, and the new Laid Bare series of novellas. Ms. Grey's novels have appeared on Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists in multiple categories, including #1 on the Barnes & Noble Nook Bestsellers list last year.
New novels slated for 2015 release dates are Inevitable Circumstances (Inevitability #2), more Laid Bare novellas, and a New Adult novel to be revealed in the future.
Unveiled #2(Coming in June)