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Giveaway Interview CONTROL by CHARLOTTE STEIN @Charlotte_Stein @sourcebooks

Book Description

 January 7, 2014

Will she choose control or just let go?

When Madison Morris wanted to hire a shop assistant for her naughty little bookstore, she never dreamed she'd have two handsome men vying for the position—and a whole lot more. Does she choose dark and dangerous Andy with his sexy tattoos? Or quiet, serious Gabriel, whose lean physique and gentle touch tempt her more than she thought possible?
She loves the way Andy takes charge when it comes to sex. But the turmoil in Gabe's eyes hints at a deep well of complicated emotions locked inside. When the fun and games are over, only one man can have control of her heart.

About this author

Charlotte Stein has published many stories in various erotic anthologies, including Fairytale Lust from Cleis, and Sexy Little Numbers, from Black Lace. Her own collection of short stories, The Things That Make Me Give In, is out now, and was named one of the best erotic romances of 2009 by Michelle Buonfiglio. She has novellas and a novel coming soon from Ellora's Cave, Total-E-Bound and Xcite, and you can contact her at her blog:


Hello and thank you for having me here to answer your fabulous questions about me and the reissue of my book, Control. Here are my slightly less fabulous but hopefully no less interesting answers!

1. What is the first book you remember reading as a child?

I want to say something really cool and smart here like Proust, but I haven’t even read Proust now at the age of thirty-four so I definitely can’t get away with that. Actually it was a Mr. Men book, and I recall it because it had the word brain in it and for some reason I could never work that one out. I kept saying bra and then not understanding why everyone laughed at the sentence “Mr. Clever had a big brain”.

2. What are you reading right now?

Longbourn, by Jo Baker. If you haven’t already read it, go read it now. I know I’m supposed to be promoting my own book but when it comes to this one I just can’t help it. It’s a retelling of Pride and Prejudice through the servants’ eyes and it’s amazing.

3. What is the last thing you Googled?

“Names that are like Stark”. I realized I had given my latest hero the same surname as an earlier hero of mine and so shot a desperate arrow into the dark. People think being a writer is all about meticulous research and finding your muse, when really a good sixty percent of it is frantically googling to solve ridiculous problems.

4. Is there a song that really reminds you of this book?

I always make playlists for each of my books – it helps me get into the right mindset as I’m writing. But there’s always one in particular that really sums the book up, and that’s The Blower’s Daughter in this case. There’s a line in it: come on courage, teach me to be shy. And that is everything I attempted with this book, and what I wanted to do with the hero, Gabriel. He’s gentle and good and yes – shy. But I love the idea of showing that those things are strengths, that they’re positive. And those words definitely embody that concept.

5. What was the easiest thing about writing this book?

I think the creation and development of Gabe. He just strolled right onto the page, with all his little quirks and mannerisms. I knew him inside and out and I loved writing him. I think it’s always easier when you’ve got such a complex and tormented hero. There’s just so much to get into and reveal!


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  1. I prefer brown, but am also very partial to olive green and orange. Strange favorites I know, nut I'm not very conventional!

  2. My favorite color is teal! I have no idea why, but I buy as much teal and mint as I can.

  3. Blue, who would turn down any shade of blue?? ;-)

  4. My favorite color is blue.
    Love the sound if the story, I am really curious now who she will end up with.

  5. My favorite color is purple, all shades and variations, because purple is magic :) Thank you for sharing this fun read with us.

  6. My favorite color is green. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. My favorite color is blue but I have other favorite's too.

  8. My favorite color is red. Great giveaway. Thanks for sharing!

  9. My favourite colour has always been green.

  10. I think my favorite color is purple but I also change based on my mood.

  11. The book sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite color is Teal. Please enter me if it's a print.
    Carol L
    Lucky7450 (at) aol (dot) com


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