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I don't write clingy heroines who are in trouble, needing to be rescued. My heroines aren't waiting for a knight on a white horse to give them a reason to live. My heroines are independent women who are comfortable with themselves, and who enjoy their lives. They work hard and play equally hard. They've been known to enjoy recreational sex with a good-looking man, but they've never really been in-love. They believe in it--they just haven't had the time to look for it.
In my most recent book, Only One Man Will Do, Alexandria Blackstone runs the marketing firm her father built from scratch. He's retired, but still sits on the board. She's used to working with mostly men but gets frustrated when they think she can't do the job, when they'd never have questioned her father.
To relax on her time off, Alexandria is the queen of a motorcycle gang in Minneapolis. She hand-picked all of the men who ride with her, using more than her hands. She had a bit part in the previous book, For The Love of His Life, when she and her gang rode into a small town because she'd heard a famous action movie star was there and she wanted to score with him. She's convinced that monogamy is for suckers, and that women who fall in love end up like her mother, who was discarded by her father for a trophy wife. She's determined that won't ever be her fate.
Dmitri is an ex-KGB agent who is sent by his cousin to convince the biker queen not to ever return to the small town and bother the now happily-married actor. He's delighted to find she's hotter than any woman he's ever met, and only too happy to extend his stay in Minneapolis. He soon decides to convince the biker queen that she only needs one man for the rest of her life: him. But a woman like her will need a whole lot of persuasion, of the sexual kind. Luckily he's man enough for it!
Title: Only One Man Will Do
Publisher: Eternal Press
Date Published: November 2013
Genre: Contemporary Suspenseful Erotic Romance
Word Count: 65,996
Tough-as-nails businesswoman by day, Alexandra is a biker queen by night. When a large Russian man inserts himself into her life, she follows her instincts to some explosive sex. But he's not willing to share her with her gang, and she's not willing to give up other men. When two of her bikers are killed, Dmitri is the main suspect. How far is he willing to go to keep her to himself? And has she really fallen in love for the first time ever...with a murderer?
(The Saturday morning after Alexandria and Dmitri share their first night together.)
"Sit. Have some coffee and bagels. I presume you heard my conversation with my Dad?"
He took a small sip of the coffee and finding it too hot, he poured some milk into it, then took another sip. He waited until she was done slicing open a bagel before taking the knife and picking up a poppy-seeded one.
"I was too busy staring at your tits," he said with a grin. "Though I did hear something about you going to meet him at four?"
She chewed slowly.
"Yeah. The paperwork on my desk that we fucked on was from some prospective new client who's not sure I have the balls to do the kind of work he wants done. My Dad never got that kind of shit from anyone. He built his company on the reputation of being able to play on the big dogs' playground and win."
Dmitri shrugged as he took a big bite, then spoke around it.
"Some men don't think women are able to be as tough as they think they are," he observed. "I, on the other hand, learned from an early age that some women have twice the balls of the men around them, and they can use that to their advantage. The men who underestimate them never see it coming." He grinned.
Alexandra nodded, "Exactly my point. You're right...we really are two of a kind, honey."
He shook his head as he swallowed, "We have a few differences I noticed last night. Viva la difference!"
Her lips curled upwards.
"So the upshot is that after we eat, and have some more hot, monkey sex, I have to get into my business clothes again and go make nice with my Dad and the guy he's busy making his new golfing buddy today at the indoor range. That way when I meet with the son on Monday, he'll have already been chewed a new asshole by his Dad, and I'll get the job whether he thinks I can do it or not."
Dmitri took a big swallow of his coffee before he spoke.
"Does this mean you're throwing me out after breakfast and..." his dark eyes glittered like coals, "More world-class fucking?"
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I feel like I'm firmly stuck in some middle ground. What I write is way too explicit for the conservative town I live in, which is why I use a pen name. But some reviewers mention being disappointed in my lack of ménage scenes, or more "experimental" sex--ie, no one gets tortured for pleasure. Sigh. Can't please everyone, I guess. I just hope to find readers who like naughty, hot sex between two people who are surprised when they develop feelings for each other. I do believe in true love, but for me it happens when you least expect it. And it's accompanied by scorchingly hot sex. As Dmitri says, "Viva la difference!"
Fiona is a hard-working mother of 4 young adults. She works multiple jobs and has to squeeze in writing when she should be sleeping...or talking to her adorable husband of many years. As often as possible, she goes camping to view the night stars around a campfire. Stories present themselves to her at work, while driving, while shopping, and especially while camping.
Fiona has always had characters intruding into her thoughts, showing scenes from their lives. When she ignores them, they start to yell louder; if she writes their stories so they can live in readers' heads as well, they usually leave her alone...until the next voices appear. She likes the noise.
http://www.fionamcgier.com, first page is my blog
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