Thursday, June 28, 2007
Surge and Raine by Dana Littlejohn
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dana Littlejohn was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but she has called Indianapolis, In. her home for over 10 years. Since childhood she loved to write and it showed in contest winning poetry and writing short stories to entertain her friends. To date she has published three full length romance novels, three novellas and four short stories and will participate in two anthologies. Stop by her website’s and see what’s happening next with her.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This ain’t yo mama’s Little Mermaid!
The time has come for Riptide, the son of Poseidon, to step down and his son, Surge to rule the oceans and the seven seas. Before going back into seclusion Poseidon left one rule for his son and his people to follow: stay away from the surface and leave the humans alone. Even as a young merman Surge found that rule difficult to keep. On one of his frequent trips to the surface he met the lovely Raine Foster and fell in love. One day he went to see her and she tells him she is in danger and must leave. Surge now has to go to the only who can help him get to the surface to save his love. Will Poseidon give Surge what he needs to save a human once he’s confessed all he’s done?
Before she could protest he captured her lips with his own lifting her from the floor. His hungry kisses made her melt in his arms. He lifted her and carried her back to the couch. As he laid her down, she pushed him away. “Surge wait, wait, we don’t have time for this.”
“You don’t want me to love on you?”
“I didn’t say all that. It’s just been a long time since someone has done that, and we need to leave. They’re coming for me. I know it,” she said breathlessly as he kissed her neck.
“You’re safe with me. I will protect you,” he whispered. He raised his head and began removing her clothes. When she was naked before him he smiled.
“I always assumed that females were made the same way on the top, but were different, of course, on the lower half because humans don’t have tails.” he whispered then touched her there. “So this is what a female looks like without a tail.” He smiled. “There’s hair here, too. It’s beautiful.”
“Tail? Ok, Surge, what’s your story? What are you talking about?” He smiled and continued to pat and touch her. “I came to help you. I only have two days on land to help you and convince you to come back with me to the sea and be my mate.”
“I only have two--”
“Ok, no, no, no, don’t repeat it. I heard you. I mean, what does that mean?”
“I came to help you, Raine. I love you and I want you to be my mate.”
“Mate? Where are you from that you keep saying mate and not wife?”
“I’m from the sea. Our home is on a reef.”
“A reef? What reef?”
“It’s an extremely large reef, where the water is warm.”
She leaned up on her elbows. “You mean the Barrier Reef? It’s a large, huge reef. That reef?”
“I suppose. My father continues to add to it as our population grows.”
“Your father? Who’s your father?”
“My father is Riptide, son of Lord Poseidon.”
“Lord Poseidon? The god of the ocean, that Lord Poseidon?” She watched him nod.
“Uh-huh, and who are your people again?”
“Mer-people? As in mermaids? So what are you saying? You’re, like, a guy mermaid?”
He chuckled continuing to explore her body with his fingers moving between her legs.
“Yes, although we would prefer the term merman or even triton, but I get your meaning.”
She dropped herself back to the couch. “Great! The first man I’m even remotely attracted to in years turns out to be some kind of whacko.”
He chuckled again as his fingers slipped into an opening he found in the downy hair he was exploring. “Is this opening on all human females?”
She gasped as his fingers penetrated her. She couldn’t find her voice as he slid them back and forth so she just nodded.
“Hmm...” He removed his fingers from her first then he removed the cloth coverings from his legs.
Raine turned her head to look at him and her eyes widened. “Wow. For a merman you sure are built anatomically correct,” she murmured with a chuckle.
“Thank you. I asked Lord Poseidon to give me the body of my father before he changed him.”
She chuckled disbelievingly. “Yeah, ok.”
“Will it be sufficient?”
“Sufficient for what?”
He moved back between her legs and slid his fingers back into her.
Her breath caught as she tried to speak. "Surge, what, what are you doing?”
“My fingers seemed to slip right into this opening with no resistance. I can’t help but touch it, it’s so warm, soft and wet, but this body tells me this is what supposed to go there.”
She shook her head falling into a dizzying haze of euphoria as he slowly joined his body to hers.
Why did you become a writer? Was it a dream of yours since you were younger or did the desire to write happen later in your life?
I have always wanted to write. I've been writing since I was in elementary school. I work a full time job, but my dream was always to be a full time writer.
What do you love about being an author? Is there anything you dislike?
I love spinning the webs, the actual story telling. You can build your own worlds any way you like. i think that is so cool and there is no down side to that.
How do you balance your personal and writing time?
I used to write during my every waking hour...at lunch at work, before work, in the car, after work, where ever, but then I hurt my foot and was laid up for almost 3 months. When that occurred I had plenty of time to write and took advantage of it. I usually write on paper than transfer to computer so i can write anywhere.
How do you write? Do your characters come to you first or the plot or the world of the story?
Hmm, it depends on the story, but most of the time the story comes first and then the characters. For me the story just comes to mind and then the people build themselves.
What genre(s) do you write? Why do you write the stories that you write?
I write romance. I love the idea of love and I believe in love conquers all.
Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?
It's a toss up. I based a few of them on real people, but most of them come from my head. :-)
Out of all the characters that you've written, who is your favorite and why?
My favorite character, by far, is Peter Cook. I love that he is a lover and believes in love at first sight. He instantly knew the woman of his dreams and took a leap of faith.
What would you want readers to take away from your books?
I want people to be able to connect to my characters one way or another. I want them to feel the love, feel the sex or just say I know some one just like that. That would be cool.
Do you have any advice for beginning writers in regards to writing a book?
My advice to authors is simply this: stay true to your voice. Another author said that to me when I first started writing and I remind myself of that every time I start a project. I may have my favorite authors, Piers Anthony, Jackie Collins and even Bertrice Small, but I try to learn from them not to copy from them.
What are you reading right now?
Between working and working I haven't been reading as much as I used to.
If you could be anyone or anything that you wanted, who or what would you be?
If I could be anything in the world, I would honestly want to be a author...famous, of course, but still an author. :-)
Surge and Raine by Dana Littlejohn
Rating: Tidal Wave
$3.49 from Ocean's Mist Press
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