Monday, June 16, 2014

Interview & Review: Too Much by Lea Griffith

Today we welcome author Lea Griffith as she promotes her novel, Too Much.  Enjoy her interview after my thoughts on the book.

Also, make sure to check out her giveaway at the end of the post!

Publisher: Loveswept (Random House)
Date of publication:

Jeremiah Copeland and Daly Edwards have a history. Even though he grew up a criminal struggling to care for two younger siblings, and she’s the pampered daughter of a power-hungry senator, they formed a bond that nothing could break. Only a lack of trust ripped them apart.

Seven years later, Daly has reason to believe that Jeremiah’s brother is in trouble. She reaches out to Jeremiah the only way she knows how: at his BDSM club, The Underground. But one look ignites a heat she thought had cooled forever. As Jeremiah takes control of her body once again, Daly quickly loses control of her carefully rebuilt world. Too much has never been enough between them, and as danger swirls in the shadows, Jeremiah forces Daly to recognize what has never changed: She still loves him. His command is that she return her heart—and he will make her obey.

My thoughts:

Too Much is a well written novel that I really enjoyed reading.  You should know that it does have BDSM scenes.  But I thought they were tastefully written and definitely hot!  Daly left Jeremiah a few years before and now she has been lured back because she believes his brother is in danger. The problem is that Jeremiah is too hard to resist.  

I loved Daly and Jeremiah together.  They have a deep love for each other, they just need to learn a little trust.  Something that is a bit hard to find.  I was really hoping they would find their way to trust each other.  There is a little bit of a mystery and a twist at the end.  I was really surprised.  

This a great first book in a series!  I look forward to reading Toby and Ruthie's story next!

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

Lea: All my life I’ve loved telling stories. My mom says I told her when I was 18 that I was going to end up a writer. I have long forgotten telling her that but I must have because, well, I’m now a writer, lol! As an avid reader I used to run out of reading material and my mind would just take off on its own journey. I think writing is a natural progression of that yearning to tell stories.

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

Lea: That’s a really good question. I can see a commercial, hear a song, watch a couple walking down the street and my mind immediately takes me somewhere. Sometimes one of my three teenage daughters will say something and it sends my brain tripping into a new idea. I can be driving down the road, see another person in their car and I’m thinking, “I wonder where they’re from—who they love—what sexual position is their favorite?” LOL—that last might make me a bit of a perv but it’s okay. I love wondering what makes people tick.

I also think I lose so many of my stories because my brain is constantly creating scenarios for everyday occurrences, cutting scenes and replacing them before I even have a chance to write down the original idea. It’s the ideas that stick with me that end up becoming my books. The ones that speak to something deep inside me—those are the ones that won’t leave me alone and I have to write them.

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

Lea: I have quite a few things on tap. Up next for me will be the next installment of my No Mercy Series, book 3 in that series titled BONE DEEP. After that will be the next book in the All or Nothing Series, Toby and Ruthie’s story titled MORE. I’m also in the process of writing the first installment of an MC series and I’ve got an uber-hot, extremely suspenseful military romance in the wings. I love my alpha heroes. Love them.

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

Lea: I’m wimping out on you here—I can’t pick just one so I’m going to say each and every character out of my all-time favorite book, To Kill a Mockingbird. That story has a little bit of everything, doesn’t it? But I think it’s the overwhelming feel you get for each character—the insight into what makes them tick and just where their strengths and weaknesses lie—that makes this not only my favorite read but makes the characters my favorites as well.

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

Lea: This is going to make me sound insane, but I’d be a grizzly bear. Yes, I said a grizzly. Mama grizzlies are totally bad ass and one of the strongest animals in the world. Nobody messes with a Mama grizzly. Plus they get to hibernate all winter. Who wouldn’t enjoy that?

You guys have been great! Thank you so much having me on From the TBR Pile. 

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About the author:

Lea Griffith began sneaking her mother’s romance novels at a very young age, cutting her teeth on the greats: McNaught, Woodiwiss, Garwood. As she got older, her need to devour all genres of romance–including contemporary, paranormal, and sci-fi—grew. Now, when she’s not working her day job, you can usually find her at her keyboard, using every spare second to write. She lives with her husband and three teenage daughters in rural Georgia.

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