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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Welcome, Tanith Davenport

I'd like to welcome Tanith Davenport to Labelle Books. Tanith's new erotic release The Hand He Dealt is now available in ebook and in print.
Astra Scott likes to live life to the full. A sorority girl and Gaming Management student, she spends her days studying and practising guitar, and her nights partying or working at the Fountain Casino, where she has an internship as a part of her final semester. The only blot on her landscape is Ash Drake, her best friend Sasha's boyfriend. Arrogant, physical and blond, Ash has never forgiven Astra for her rejection months earlier and enjoys annoying her at every turn.

But when Astra's boyfriend Harry reveals a shocking secret, Astra responds in the only way she can think of: by finding a way to take on a more attractive, masculine role in the relationship. Her experimentation with sex toys finds a surprising outlet in Sasha, but when Ash discovers their secret and wants to get involved, Astra finds herself torn between dislike and desire... and as their undercover relationship grows, Astra finds herself falling in love, a path she feels can only end in heartbreak. For Ash may be the only man who's own fantasies are a match for hers, but can she knowingly steal his affections from her best friend?



Wow, I'm loving that sexy cover and the intriguing blurb. How long have you been an author?

Tanith: My debut novel came out in June, but I had been writing on an amateur level for some years before that - it took the approach of my thirtieth birthday to give me the kick I needed to actually start submitting to publishers।
Congratulations on your success. What is your favourite genre?

Tanith: Historical, at the moment। I love to read them, but I don't think i could write them.

What is the biggest surprise you've discovered about the writing process?

Tanith: How difficult it is to just write! Even though I know I can go back and edit later - and that I will, no matter how carefully I write the first draft - I can't stop myself from fiddling with paragraphs as I go। It's a habit I'm working on reducing, since it makes everything take so much longer.

Can you tell us about one of your current works in progress?

Tanith: I'm currently working on a novel-length piece called Photograph. It's a contemporary erotic romance with a female lead who is very strong, very controlled, and stuck on a yacht with a wonderfully attractive arrogant man. I'm having great fun with this one.

That's awesome, can you tell us what is in your current TBR pile?

Tanith: The last novel of the Hunger Games Trilogy, "Mockingjay"; "The Revenant" by Sonia Gensler; and "Stacy's Dad Has Got It Going On" by Giselle Renarde.

What advice, if any, would you give to an aspiring author?

Tanith: Keep at it, and get as much guidance as you can. I was amazed at just how much was out there, on sites like BubbleCow and with associations like the RNA.

Great advice, now onto the fun questions; If you had a warning label, what would it say?

Tanith: "Abandon all hope ye who enter here." No, actually that's what my husband would stick on me. Probably "Put down the Mojito and nobody gets hurt."

LOL, now if you had the chance to meet one of your characters privately, who would it be and what would you do?

Tanith: I'm tempted to say I'd meet Ash from The Hand He Dealt and give him the time of his life. Alternatively, I'd meet Tara from my current work in progress, Photograph, and give her a good shake, because she spends a large part of the novel chasing the wrong man and even I want to scream at her sometimes.

Interesting, it sounds like "Photograph" is quite an emotional read. I'd like to thank Tanith for stopping by today, and for those of you who like to learn more about Tanith and her work she can be reached thorugh her blog; http://tanithdavenport.blogspot.com/ , you can follow her on twitter; www.twitter.com/TanithDavenport , like her on Facebook; www.facebook.com/TanithDavenport , and lastly she also likes to blog on "Hitting The Hot Spot" http://totalebound.blogspot.com/, and on Erotic Diaries; http://www.eroticdiaries.net/

Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. Great interview!
    Tanith, it was awesome getting to know a little more about you and what is to come. I've just started The Hand He Dealt during my limited pleasure reading time and I'm quite enjoying it so far! Thanks!

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  2. Welcome, Tanith. It's great to have you on here today. I love learning about new authors and their work. Congrats, on the new release!

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  3. Thanks for having me here, Jennifer!

    And Gina, glad you're enjoying the book! I'm very much enjoying the different writing projects I'm working on at the moment and looking forward to getting them out there.

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  4. I think I so want to read Photograph! Great interview! It is always wonderful when I can learn about a new author! Thanks to both of you!

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  5. Wonderful interview!! I need to read this book :)

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