Join RNIC in welcoming author Ambrielle Kirk to the site! We’ve reviewed several of her books here at RNIC, including Caedmon Wolves, which a lucky commenter has a chance to win. Today, however, Ambrielle is introducing us to her novel, Driven by Desire and doing a giveaway, but first, let’s get to know her.
Ambrielle, what type of music do you listen to?
I’m a fan of all sorts of music, but my favorite is 90’s R&B and Hip Hop. You can also find me listing to epic and classical music when I need to stay focus and get something done.
What are your favorite types of movies to watch?
I love action and thriller movies. I’m not a chick flick type of gal. There’s something exhilarating about watching a heart-throbbing, action-packed thriller that leaves you breathless and on the edge of your seat feigning for more. Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Angelina Jolie, and Denzel Washington are some of my favorite action movie actors (actresses).
Short answer favorites:
Dessert: Red Velvet Cake
Type of hero: Alpha (of course) J
Type of heroine: Kick-ass, but knows when to act like a lady
Actor: Vin Deisel
Actress: Halle Berry
Solo Singer: Toni Braxton
Cuisine: Maryland Crab Cakes
What flowers would be in your ideal bouquet?
Tiger lily. This flowers symbolizes female strength and courage.
What is your favorite body part on a man or woman?
Oh…um. Can I really answer this one honestly? But seriously, I love a man’s head. Mind out of the gutters, please, I meant the one with a brain in it. Lol! Whether it’s just running my fingers through the hair or over a nice smooth bald head, something about it feels so exhilarating.
Tell me your favorite pick up line, and did it work on you or for you?
My favorite pickup lines are when men just cut to the chase. Be upfront and honest. I find that sexy.
What dish, when you prepare it, has everyone asking for seconds?
Red velvet cake.
Short answer choices:
Leather or lace? Leather
Long or short hair? Both. I like versatility.
Fruity drink or strong liquor? Fruity
Heels or flats? Stilettos
Jeans or skirt? Jeans
Coffee or tea? Both. All in the same day sometimes.
Glamorous girl or girl next door? Glamorous.
Picky eater or adventurous? Picky eater.
Glamorous makeup or au naturale? Both. Some days call for one over the other.
Sexy bed-head or sophisticated coif? Sexy bed-head.
What adjectives would your close friends use to describe you?
What can readers expect from you next? In 2014, I’ll be continuing with installments in two series: Caedmon Wolves and Rugged Riders. I’m also working on a contemporary romance for a publisher that I anticipate will be released in 2014. Also don’t forget to check out Wicked Surrender, which released just last month. The novella has a New Year’s holiday theme. It’s a group series called Den of Sin with Mel Blue, Holley Trent, and L.V. Lewis. Each story is just as unique and intriguing as the authors themselves.
Blurb for Driven by Desire
Tanya gets in way over her head when she decides that the cure to her lovesickness includes playing the field to her advantage. She vows to enjoy one reckless night with a man to help rid her mind of the ex who trashed her heart. There is one who fits the bill…
Marcus is the complete opposite of Tanya’s ex. As a member of Rugged Riders, a notorious biker club, he and his brothers are known for their street-savvy swagger and their wicked ways with women. When they first meet up, Tanya and Marcus attain a mutual understanding, and she knows just what to expect from him—a thrill ride when she needs it and nothing more. When Tanya finds out that Marcus has more in common with her ex than she thought, she sets up even more barriers to guard her heart.
Not only is Marcus a beast in bed and a thrill seeker behind his bike, he dominates in the boardroom as CEO of multi-million dollar company, Svelte Technologies. He’s no stranger when it comes to the game of pursuing what he wants. And Marcus wants Tanya for real and in his life exclusively.
Tanya will need more than just a helmet when she’s driven by desire.
“So…what do you propose we do about this attraction?”
“I’ll call you tonight and we can discuss our next date.”
She grinned. “Are you asking me out?”
“Are you going to accept?” he teased.
“We can discuss tonight.” She gathered up her stuff, tucking her cell phone into her purse. “I’m going to be late for class if I don’t leave now.”
Marcus wrapped up his half-eaten sandwich and got up with her. “I’ll walk you to your car.”
“That didn’t sound like a question, but you may.”
“That sexy mouth of yours has a crafty reply to everything I say.”
Tanya had parked in the garage directly across the street, so it didn’t take long to reach her little white Corvette.
“Nice,” he said, as they stood next to the driver side door. “You like fast cars, then?”
“Yeah, but not as exciting as your motorcycle, I’m sure.”
“I’ll have to take you on a ride and you can see for yourself.”
His gaze fell on her mouth, and in that moment her knees became weak as the tip of his tongue slid across the seam of his lips.
He kissed her, taking her mouth passionately and demanding entry. He tasted just as good as she remembered. The freshness of his aftershave and spiciness of his cologne surrounded her, and in that moment she could think of no place she’d rather be than in his arms. He teased her with his lips over and over again, kissing her as though it were the first and last time he would see her. His gentle touch at the back of her neck felt blissful and for a moment she forgot she was in the middle of a parking garage.
Tanya pulled away from the kiss, placing her palm against his chest followed by her forehead. It took her some time to catch her breath. He, too, breathed hot and heavy against the top of her head.
“I’ve gotta go,” she said, finally lifting her head.
“Yes.” He nodded. “You won’t stand me up again and I should expect my call to be answered tonight?” This time, his inquiry did come out like a question and not a mandate.
“You should expect this,” she confirmed, then picked up his royal blue tie, and straightened it so that it was perfectly aligned on his chest. She couldn’t help but think back to how they first met back in Ocho Rios. “Blue. The color exudes power, loyalty, and authority. Good choice.”
“And the man wearing it? What does he exude?”
“I haven’t quite pinpointed it yet, but whatever it is…it works for me.”
Buy it Now!
Here’s the info on the giveaway!
Prize: An autographed print copy of Caedmon Wolves (Volume I) to one lucky commenter.
Eligibility: You must be a subscriber to RNIC newsletter.
How to enter: Leave a comment in the section below.
Deadline to enter: January 12, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be announced, Monday, January 13, 2014
Note: By participating in this contest, the winner has given permission to RNIC to share his/her name and email address with the person conducting the contest so they can forward the prize(s). Prizes opened to U.S. entrants.
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About the Author:
Multi-published author Ambrielle Kirk writes diverse, edgy and seductive romance: multicultural erotic, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. A bestselling author in several sub-genres at ARe and Amazon, she has also earned a 2012 Swirl Award in the paranormal category. She’s a PAN member of RWA, FF&P special interest chapter of RWA, and co-founder and treasurer of Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural special interest chapter of RWA.
She loves weaving tales where undying love is the main element. When she’s not writing, she’s plotting. When she’s not writing or plotting, she’s reading. She’s a thirty-something year old wife, mother, book hoarder, 90s music fan, earl grey tea drinker, dark roast coffee fiend, platform and stiletto shoe collector, Keurig lover, and martial arts/action movie fanatic.
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