Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Rescued from the Dungeon by Anarie Brady & Kristi Ahlers @AnarieBrady @GoddessFish



Rescued From the Dungeon
by Anarie Brady & Kristi Ahlers
GENRE: Romance


BLURB:

Rescued from the Dungeon: Oubliette

It took a tornado and the near destruction of his home for Jason, a professor of history, to learn that his family had once owned his neighbor David’s family. While repairing the damage from the storm, friendship and more blossom between David, Jason, and Marina, Jason’s submissive wife. Determined to ease Jason’s guilt over his family history, Marina proposes a unique way of putting old ghosts to rest.

Rescued from the Dungeon: Love’s Captive

Victoria Padgett is working the front lines as a nurse during WWI. She has just finished celebrating her first wedding anniversary with her husband and Duke of Willby, Ashton Padgett, in Paris. Together they decide it would be best if she returns to England, open up the ducal estate as a hospital and treat the wounded there where she will be safe and can practice the medicine and sanitary practices she thinks will aide in recovery. She returns to Belgium and the front line to turn in her resignation but while there she is kidnapped and held hostage in a ch√Ęteau dungeon by Ashton’s once best friend who thinks Victoria should’ve been his. Will Ashton be able to save his Victoria before war and a madman takes the love of his life from him?




Excerpt:

Oubliette:

Throughout dinner, Marina remained quiet. She served the men first and made sure they had two full glasses – one of water and the other of wine – at all times. She herself drank only water and ate lightly. She never liked going into a session with an overly full tummy. Once they'd finished, the men chatted amicably while she cleared the table. When everything was neat and tidy, she returned to the dining room and knelt between the men.

"Marina, what is it you want to propose?" Jason asked. She wouldn't speak until he had given her permission. She was in full submind, a level just below subspace. Submind could be maintained for hours, days even. It happened when she let go of the needs, desires, and stresses of the outside world, allowing her mind to focus only on the needs, desires, and wishes of Jason, her dominant. The source wasn't necessarily sexually motivated, but rather service motivated, unlike subspace, which was often achieved while sexually stimulated. In truth, subspace was rather like that delicious glow that often happens to vanilla couples after sex, but that glow was more like a nuclear explosion.

"Sir, I know how upset you've been since David shared his history. I wish to propose something that might, in some small way, appease your sense of fairness," she began.

"That's not necessary..." David began.


"No, she's right," Jason interrupted. "I agree with you that we need to leave hate and guilt and blame in the past. There's no way I can ever make up for what my family did to yours, David, so there's no point it trying. But, I can't let go of this. The image of what your ancestors suffered at the hands of mine keeps running through my mind. I need to find a way to still those ghosts. What were you thinking, Marina?"


Interview with Anarie Brady & Kristi Ahlers

Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?

I’ve been working on several books at the same time and really need to settle my ass down and focus!! One is a diary written from the point of view of a male dominant, another a fantasy involving Kora (Persephone), Aides (Hades), Hecate, and Grannus (Celtic god of light and spas), another a bit more autobiographical.  I’m also becoming very interested in storytelling!!

How long would you say it takes you to write a book?

Because I only write part time, it takes me A LONG TIME to write a book – sometimes over a year. Maybe this is why I’m enjoying writing novellas and short stories more.

What is your favorite childhood book?

WAYYYY too many to count!! I adored Snow White and Rose Red – a fairy tale about 2 sisters and an evil dwarf, every Nancy Drew book, Ramona, and Summer of the Swans

What made you want to become a writer?

First, I wanted to win a bet with my husband that I could. Second, I honest to gods thought I was developing a multiple personality disorder. I’d hear characters talking to me, watch them as they went through their lives, even argued with them. When I began to write about them, they quieted. Once a book is finished, though, I rarely hear from them again. It’s like they need to be released from my mind.

How long have you been writing?

My first book was published in 2008 – Conquest of a Fairy – by Total-e-bound. I’ve been writing, though for almost as long as I’ve known how to!

How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book? 

As a life long participant in the BDSM lifestyle, I’m very familiar with dungeons. In our world, they aren’t the horrible places of unmitigated torture that they were originally. We’ve taken some of the ideas of torture and transformed them into pleasure – things like flogging, restraints, and collars. In this book, I wanted to combine the actual horror of the original dungeons with the pleasures than can be found in a modern BDSM dungeon.

For those interested in exploring the subject or theme of your book, where should they start?

That depends on which aspect the person might wish to explore. I’m a big fan of research – just please stay away from Wikipedia!!! If interested in BDSM, Fetlife is a good place to start – or ask questions of a friendly writer! I’d love to help.  Most areas also have local clubs and organizations. Please, though, be careful. Trust your instincts and never, never allow anyone to talk you into something you are not comfortable doing. There are some abusers out there posing as players. Be smart. Be careful. And use the buddy system!


Just for fun

(a Favorite song:  Memories by Within Temptation

(b Favorite book: Why do I have to pick only one!!!!! Currently, the Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne

(c Favorite movie: Easy. Last of the Mohicans

(d Favorite tv show: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel or Poldark

(e Favorite Food: Cheese

(f Favorite drink: Whiskey or tea (depends on the time of day or my mood)

(g Favorite website: Pinterest

Thanks so much for visiting with us today!






AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kristi Ahlers is a California girl! She grew up in Northern California in a small city called Yuba City. Since then she's lived in Brussels, Belgium, and England along with a myriad of other locations. A former flight attendant, she was able to continue to feed her love of travel. This has greatly influenced her writing, allowing her to pen stories about places she's managed to visit and things she's experienced. 


Kristi loves to hear from her readers and can be reached at katahlers@gmail.com
visit her at her virtual home at www.kristiahlers.com



Anarie Brady writes hot, happy ever after love stories filled with strong men and strong women who choose to submit to their own desires. She also loves scratching her chinchilla in all his itchy spots, sipping tea, and savoring whiskey. She absolutely adores hearing from fans, so don’t be shy!



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Giveaway:

A print novel and goody bag signed by the model, Vikkas





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2 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting.

Anarie said...

Thanks for having me!!

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