Monday, October 29, 2012

@TatumThrone Brings the Heat to #OhMyMonday

Available from Bookstrand

Are you ready for some man love that will melt your panties off? Well, come on in and gather around the Taboo stage folks. Fellow Siren author Tatum Throne joins me today to talk about herself and her new release High Heat. The cover grabbed my attention and the idea of a chef and a firefighter get together again made me tingle right down to my toes! How about I bring Tatum out so she can tell you all about it.

*Excited Waves* Thank you Lia for having me at The House of Taboo today. 

We're happy to have you with us today. How about you start off telling us a bit about yourself?
I’m Tatum Throne, author of erotic, contemporary and paranormal M/F and M/M romance. I’m a stay at home mom of three school aged boys, all three have severe food allergies and a autoimmune disorder called EoE. I worked for years as a social worker before leaving the field to be a mom and full-time writer. 

Ahhhh. You're living every writer's dream to be able to write full time. Tell us about your latest book.
High Heat is a contemporary M/M. Colin is a chef and Quinn is a firefighter-medic. They made their first appearance in One Hot Night. High Heat picks up two years later. I knew I needed to give my boys their HEA and it needed to be their own story. Here is the back cover blurb.

 Late one night chef, Colin Andrews flips his car off the road into a stream. He is close to death when he’s saved by firefighter-medic Quinn “Cav” Cavanaugh, an ex coworker that could’ve been more. As Colin is pulled from the wreckage, he knows fate is giving him one last chance to have Cav.

Cav is back, and he’s not letting go of Colin. Yes, he walked away two years ago to become a firefighter-medic, but he’s not about to leave again. Cav is a Dom and always wanted Colin as his sub. Now, all he has to do is seduce Colin to his playroom without scaring him with the needs he has.

Colin has always longed to be a sub. Forced to dominate his kitchen, Colin wants to let go in the bedroom. Colin knows he can trust Cav with his body, but can he trust him with his heart too?

 I've asked this question many times and I never tire of hearing the answers from my guests. What makes a great hero in your mind? 
For me, a great hero is one that isn't willing to give up on the heroine (or in this case the other hero!). He’ll go to hell and back for the man or woman he loves. He’s strong and follows his heart. Of course, he’s sexy, but flawed like the rest of us. He isn't looking for love when it finds him. He’s totally off his game when he meets the love of his life.

That's the part I love too. Love just blindsides him and his love interest. It makes for some explosive scenes between them. Do you have anything in common with your characters? 
I’m sassy and mouthy like my heroines. I have a wicked sense of humor and I love to laugh. I’m strong-willed and I don’t like the word NO. My characters are a lot like me. We’re feisty.
Are you sure we're not sisters? LOL! 
What are you currently working on, or what’s on the horizon?
I have many open projects at the moment. My muse is speaking really loudly lately. So, I’m trying to keep up with my muse and what I love to write. So expect more of everything. More contemporary and more paranormal.

What’s the strangest (bravest, funniest etc) thing you've ever done? 
I once snuck into a bar when I was underage to see this band I wanted to see. It was a bar/Laundromat and I went in through the back of the Laundromat.  I was fifteen at the time and ran into one of my brother’s friends. He totally wanted to rat me out. I don’t think he ever did. My brother never said a word. I was a bit of a wild child. I ran around a lot with older friends who kept me out late.

My kind of girl! What do you do when you’re not writing? 
 I love to workout, hike, play with the guys, and visit with friends when I’m not working. I work a ton, so it’s often a challenge to balance work/life/family.

How can you fans find you on the net?
 I have three books out on Amazon now, One Hot Night, Hot & Humid, and Rock Hard. I’m on twitter. You can also find me on Facebook. I love hearing from my readers. You can email me at:

Hold onto your seats folks. Tatum's not done with you yet. She's brought along an excerpt of High Heat.  If you'll all look at the screen behind me you'll get to see and hear the sexy Cheyenne Jackson read from Tatum's book. 

“Cook for me,” Quinn ordered.

Lust made his cock kick around in Quinn’s hand, and Quinn’s hand tightened down in response. Quinn stroked his dick with his right hand while his other hand caressed his balls. Pre-cum wept out of his cock and dripped down Quinn’s hand. “What do you want?”

“Surprise me with something sweet.”

Colin grinned. “You know the old adage about the cobbler’s son having no shoes?”

Quinn released his cock and slid his hand around his ass to give it a hard squeeze. “Better come up with something, babe, or I’m going to have to punish you.”

Quinn’s teeth nipped at his lips while the heat of his abs rubbed against Colin’s shaft. Colin could feel the silken fibers of his hair tease his cock in the most erotic way. They kissed and it quickly got out of control with Quinn pinching and kneading his ass. His fingers strummed their way up between his cheeks to rub his anus. Quinn was the one to pull away again. There was a sexual storm brewing between them. Colin could feel the heat of it sear all the way through his soul as Quinn moved through his kitchen.

He was looking for something. He opened drawers, cabinets. Quinn’s blue eyes settled on the wall over Colin’s shoulder. Colin didn’t have to look to know what was hanging on the wall.

A chill of seductive anticipation raced through Colin’s blood as Quinn reached for the thin paddle like cutting board hanging by a brown leather strap.

“What are you doing?” Colin asked.

“Something you need me to do.”

Quinn wrapped his hand through the leather strap, pulling it tight to test it with two swings. Colin’s cock clenched tight as Quinn came around the island.

“Turn around.”

Colin swallowed hard as he turned, placing his hands on the countertop. The tip of his penis brushed against the cool steel of the cabinet.

“Eyes forward.”

Colin glanced defiantly over his shoulder. “And if I don’t obey?”
Quinn started to set the paddle onto the counter and turn. “I guess I’ll have to get going.”

“No! Stay.”

Colin’s head whipped back around, his heart raced, and his cock pounded like a base drum against the cabinet door as he stared straight ahead. The sweet anticipation of getting paddled had his knuckles gripping the counter tight.

 He closed his eyes as he heard Quinn move. The back of Quinn’s fingers brushed against the nape of his neck. Colin groaned as Quinn stroked his fingers down his spine. Quinn’s thumb played over his tailbone, causing Colin to arch back into his touch. Quinn’s thumb slipped down over his anus to stroke it up and down.

Colin moaned. “Oh, Quinn.”

“I’m here for you, babe. I know what you need.”

Quinn’s thumb pressed against his anus as the first strike of the paddle hit his ass. The sting spread over his cheeks, warming his ass. The first strike nearly made him come. Colin groaned as another spank came in hard. Pleasure mixed with sensual pain as Quinn kept him balanced on the edge of coming. Another whack hit him on the ass, sending his balls bouncing and his cock hitting up against the steel cabinet. Pre-cum dripped off the steel. The paddle hit Colin again. Heat spread through his ass and his anus tingled with pent up pleasure. Colin bit his lip as Quinn paddled him until he was ready to explode. He was shaking as he tried to keep his spunk inside his hard cock.

Colin heard the sound of wood hitting granite. Quinn came up behind him to kiss the back of his neck. Quinn hand came around fisting Colin’s cock to give it several strokes.

“Find something sweet for me,” Quinn ordered.

Colin only had a few sweet things in the house. He went to the stainless steel refrigerator and got out a six-ounce bottle of pure raspberry syrup. At twenty-five dollars an ounce, it was the most expensive he’d ever bought for himself. He finally felt like he was at a point in his life where he could splurge on something special.

He held up the bottle with the hand-painted label and watched as Quinn’s eyes dilated. Every muscle in Quinn’s body was flexed hard, and those long, powerful legs of his were spread wide as he stroked his hand over his cock to adjust it. Quinn looked like he owned the place. He looked as though he owned Colin, too. Those possessive, hot blue eyes went from the bottle in his hand to Colin’s cock.

“Bring it to me,” he ordered.

A thrill shivered through Colin’s body as he obeyed. Quinn gently removed the lid and swirled his finger over the lip to taste the syrup. He took care to lick every drop off his finger as his heavy-lidded gaze rested on Colin. Then he set the bottle on the marble countertop along with the cap. He stepped back to unzip his tactical pants, peeling back the corners to reveal that he was without boxers or briefs. Dark hair wrapped around the base of Quinn’s dick. His cock sprang out from the corner of his pants where he’d been keeping the muscle bound and in check. Quinn’s penis was thick and his balls hung heavy between his thighs.

“No touching,” Quinn warned.

Colin’s eyes went wide as Quinn’s hand reached for the raspberry syrup and tipped the bottle toward his penis. He drizzled the syrup around his cock and stroked it into his shaft. Quinn arched back as he rubbed he syrup up over his cockhead and back down over his shaft, rubbing it around his balls. Colin went weak-kneed as he watched Quinn pleasure himself.

Quinn sat up on the island, spreading his legs wide. “Come here.”
Colin obeyed, standing between his legs. Quinn braced his legs wide on the counter across from him as he stroked his cock.

“Suck me,” Quinn ordered.

Didn't I tell you? You want more? (the audience erupts in applause and loud cheering.) You'll have to get your own copy and read the whole thing. Maybe you'll even hear Cheyenne's voice reading it too you. ;)  Just click on the book cover at the top of the page and it will take you to Boostrand so you can get High Heat for your very own. Don't worry. You can order any format from them and if you have a Kindle, Bookstrand can even send the book directly to the reader. Just follow the directions and happy reading!

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