Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Loose Corset Blog Tour! (+$10 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Loose Corset
Author: Christine Rains
Series: Dice and Debauchery #1
Pages: 72
Date Published: January 9th, 2015
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Format: ebook
Genre:Erotica
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

Synopsis:
A weekend away at a convention is exactly what overworked student Morgan needs. Dressed as her character from her favorite online game, Morgan is braced—seriously, could her corset be tighter?—to meet the other players. As Lady Gyrfalcon, she’s ready for everything—except her intense attraction to Dean. A clandestine meeting in the hallway of the hotel and Morgan’s corset is looser but now she can’t breathe for entirely different reasons.

Utterly charmed, Morgan decides to roll the dice and indulge in a fantasy-worthy weekend of sexy roleplaying, scorching sex and life-altering orgasms. Still, through it all Morgan is too smart to believe the chemistry constantly stripping her of costumes and control can last more than the length of the convention. But if she wants to keep a relationship so intense she thought it only existed in fiction, she’s going to have to let go of her cool-headed logic and allow herself to fall far and fast for the perfect guy.
~Guest Post!~
There are so many stories inside of me. Infinite tales that sometimes make my head feel like it's going to explode. These stories do not stick to one genre. And as an author, I revel in the freedom of writing whatever has inspired me at the moment.

Most authors do tend to stick to one genre. If they find something they're good at, that's wonderful. Go with what you love. But there are others who branch out to various genres. It's a bold move and not always viewed favorably.

Loose Corset is the first book of my Dice & Debauchery series. It's also my first contemporary erotic romance. Usually I write dark and gritty urban fantasy and paranormal romance. On top of that, I have horror, science-fiction, and speculative fiction stories published. None of them at all like Loose Corset.

When I first decided to query the series, I debated using a pen name. I eventually decided against it. I've spent a long time developing “Christine Rains” as a brand. I couldn't imagine spending all that time again building a new persona, and then marketing both.

I believe that most of my readers will like Loose Corset. It's another aspect of who I am. There's romance and geeky humor. You'll see that in all my books. My audience already knows I'm a huge geek and a romantic. I understand that not everyone will want to read my erotic work. It's a matter of individual taste, and I don't take it personally.

This could be a bad move for me. My readers might feel betrayed that I wrote something different. They could turn their backs on me and never buy another one of my books.

Or writing different genres could be a great move. It could help expand my audience and introduce my readers to a genre they might not have tried otherwise. It shows my flexibility and helps me grow as a writer.

As long as I put the best stories I can write out there, I shouldn't have anything to fear. Writing in various genres is the only way I'm going to get all those tales out of my head. It wouldn't be a pretty sight if it did explode!


What is your opinion about the multiple genre problem?
~Try an Excerpt!~
Geek girl problem #44: You have no will power to resist a guy who looks like one of your literary crushes.

When I got back to the hotel and the elevator opened on my floor, I felt better than I had all day. I was smiling as I turned the corner toward my room and nearly tripped over my feet when I spotted Dean standing beside the room door.

Leaning against the wall, he had one black-booted foot against it. His jeans were frayed at the knees and his black t-shirt featured a Harry Potter quote that was quite appropriate for what had happened last night. He could be a young Sirius Black. Desire shot through my body.

Frak! No, no, no.

How did he know where I was staying? And why was he here and not playing D&D with the others?

Emily. Dammit.

I wanted to flee. My heart pounded against my ribcage. I forced herself to walk toward him. I just had to be polite and state how tired I was. If he was any bit a gentleman, he’d leave me be.


Dean turned his head and smiled. “Hi.”
~Meet Christine!~ 
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood but make her a great Jeopardy player. As an avid gamer, she's either going on adventures with her son or rolling dice with friends. Christine is a proud member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. She has several short stories and novellas published. “Loose Corset” is the first book of her geeky and hilarious Dice & Debauchery series.

Website: http://christinerains.net/
Blog: http://christinerains-writer.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorchristinerains
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CRainsWriter


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$10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to one randomly selected winner during the tour and a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to one randomly selected host.

37 comments:

  1. I liked the excerpt, and the synopsis.

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  2. I liked the synopsis, looking forward to reading more.

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  3. thank you for the excerpt, i enjoyed reading it

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  4. Great post on different genres, Christine, hope to live long enough to tackle just a few :0)

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    1. You have such a bright life, you will! Thank you, Carole. :)

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  5. I totally hear you on genre jumping! I've been published in fantasy, paranormal, and inspirational. Those first two mix pretty well, but the third? *shrugs* You have to write what you know and what you feel, right? I anticipate crossing many, many more lines before this whole writing career thing is over. =)

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    1. Me too! I believe that's how we grow as writers. Thanks for stopping in, Crystal! :)

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  6. I write 20th century historical, though I have a number of soft sic-fi/futuristic books planned or on hiatus. They do have in common the fact that they're not set in the present day! I don't see myself ever getting into any other genres, like fantasy or paranormal.

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    1. They are quite different. Good luck and thank you for stopping by. :)

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  7. I write in whatever genre strikes my fancy. Actually, it has to do with the story idea first. I may not have set out to write sci-fi, but when I got the idea for one I couldn't not write it. :)

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    1. Hi Chrys! I get the idea first as well. Usually it's a character but sometimes it a bit of a plot.

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  8. I think your expanded horizons have been great! I think it's fun. :)

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  9. I think it's good to try writing things a little outside of your box. This books sound like a good one!

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  10. I do use two names but only because I was a school teacher when I started writing romance and I didn't want that to be a problem.

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    1. That makes sense. I'm a stay-at-home mom, so it's only my own child I need to not read the hot stuff! *LOL*

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  11. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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  12. We have to write about something that excites us. Otherwise, no one will read something we don't care about. My stories all fall within the same broad genre 'cause that's just where my mind goes. But they cover all kinds of things. I can relate.

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    1. I completely agree, Carol. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Andra. Have a great rest of the week!

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  14. As a reader I appreciate your different genres, it keeps things interesting - they all share one fundamental thing: your (... I am looking for an adjective that can't be misunderstood, as this is a big positive...) very accessible wrong style, and most of all your wit and humour.

    Whilst on the subject, I am curious as per why you decided to fundamentally change the cover for Fearless, the story the introduced us (myself and my partner Ben) to your writing.

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    1. Thank you, Flora. I'm so glad that it was Fearless that hooked you. It has a very special place in my heart. I changed the cover because too many people were complaining they thought it was a children's story because of the stuffed hippo on the front. Tawa still believes she's the star of that tale, though! :)

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  15. "Writing style" Lol, not "wrong style"... I love auto-correct on mobile devices...

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    1. *LOL* I was taking it as a compliment! More like not mainstream. :)

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