Thursday, June 19, 2014

Blog Tour: Out of Bounds by Dawn Ryder

Today, we have author, Dawn Ryder who is promoting her book, Out of Bounds.  Enjoy her interview after my thoughts on the book.

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Date of publication: June 2014

Power may be best when it's shared...

He's used to dominating...
Tarak Nektosha is a self-made man, against all odds. He accomplished that by making sure he's the one in charge, both in the boardroom and in the bedroom.

She's taking her power back...
Sabra Donovan has ambition to spare and energy to burn. So what if her last lover was a disappointment? She's never going to be anyone's plaything ever again.

Sabra's outstanding performance at a corporate photo op attracts Tarak's attention, and the lines begin to blur. What happens when the one on top surrenders and the one used to obeying begins to call the shots?

My thoughts:

Out of Bounds is definitely a very hot and steamy novel.  I did like the chemistry between Tarak and Sabra.  Their struggle to fight their feelings because of their work relationship made the tension between them even more intriguing. I was hoping that they would have their HEA.

The only thing I didn't like about the book was the attempted at a Dom/sub relationship.  I felt like it was kind of a half attempt and was never fully developed.   I think that the story would have been fine with out it.  Tarak was a great alpha male and Sabra was a strong match for him.  I felt like she was too strong willed to be a true sub.

Despite that, I enjoyed this book and do recommend it.  I hope that she will write Nartan and Celeste's book next! 

Kari& Autumn: What inspired you to become a writer?

Dawn: Being a child of the era of no GameBoys, 13 channels on the television and my Mom only allowed us one hour a night anyway, vacations were camping, so that left me my imagination. I went to Campfire storytelling and loved it. We sang all those songs…and cringed but loved it. My imagination has always gone a hundred mile per hour, so having something productive to do with all my characters is actually really grand.

Kari& Autumn: Where do you come up with the ideas for your books?

Dawn:Anywhere and everywhere. I can be listening to a history channel special and an idea will begin forming. Amidst all those dry facts, there were people, I wonder what their story was.

Kari& Autumn: What exciting projects are waiting in the wings?

Dawn:Next up for Dawn Ryder is ‘Filthy Rich’. Look for it in February of 2013. For Mary Wine, August, The Highlander’s Bride Trouble.

Kari& Autumn: Who is your favorite literary character and why?

Dawn:Too many to name. I adore reading and have my collection of keeper books.

Kari& Autumn: Just for fun, if you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

Dawn:A Blue whale. I really don’t like scuba gear, so it would be great to get to see the oceans!

About the author:

Dawn Ryder is the erotic romance pen name of a bestselling author of historical romances. She has been publishing her stories for over 8 years to a growing and appreciative audience. She is commercially published in mass market and trade paper, and digi-first published with trade paper releases. She is hugely committed to her career as an author, as well as to other authors and to her readership. She resides in Southern California.

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