Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tabitha Rayne Talks About Romantic Research

I'm thrilled to welcome Tabitha Rayne who's talking about Romantic Research and sharing an excerpt from her new release. MIA'S BOOKS is an intriguing paranormal erotic romance.  Enjoy!

Thank you for having me on your blog!

I adore reading; I love cosying up between the pages of proper worn out dusty paged tomes, and being lost in another world. However, there was always one section of my bookshelves that were lacking… I used to be quite shy – some might even say prudish when it came to buying literature of a certain heat. I had always wanted to buy these books for myself but had no idea where to go or what to get, unless joy of joy, a friend might own something a bit risqué or there might be a gentleman’s magazine carelessly left in another friend’s bathroom. Thank goodness for ebooks! So when I discovered all these lovely online places to indulge me without having to do any physical transactions in a shop – with people, I was hooked. Even more so when some even sold printed editions. (My shelves are no longer bare, I can assure you!)

The main character, Mia, in Mia’s books, has the same problem. She buys her literature online and reads it on her computer until one day, horror, her laptop breaks down. To avoid her embarrassment of going into a shop and having to face staff, Mia sneaks into a library at night to feast upon the adult section and returns home with more than just a book...

When I was writing the novella, I realised I’d better check that libraries do indeed stock the steamy romances that Mia requires (yes, my shyness extended to libraries). Imagine my surprise when I opened a book left out in full view – beckoning all who passed to open it up. There it was, brimming with all the words one looks for – and more – this book was less steam and more fire! I was thrilled and let out a little squeak before glancing furtively around and placing it back on the shelf exactly where it came from…


Mia’s Books

Ghost lover or mortal—can Mia have both?

Mia has a big problem. She is in love with two people, and one of them happens to be a ghost. After a late night seduction in a deserted library, Mia brings home a haunted book. The book contains a ghost which instructs her to seduce strangers on its behalf. Mia falls in love with one of her conquests and finds herself in a romantic tangle. Can she keep both her lovers, or will she have to choose?

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The book had changed colors. It was now jet black and lay seductively by the bed. Gently lifting her sheets off, Mia slowly made her way over to it as if she were trying to capture a bird.

Her fingers were trembling. Cold air chilled her hands as she reached out and picked it up. Thick raised letters on the cover gave her instruction. Open Me. And she did.

Rows upon rows of names and numbers merged into each other. It was a phone directory. Mia was disappointed, but curiosity kept her flicking the pages, watching number after number fly by. She was about to close it and just go back to bed when she realized the numbers were all the same and the name wasn’t a name at all—it was another instruction.

Call Me.

Mia flushed with excitement. Was this her ghost lover contacting her for real? She reached for the phone and dialed before she could change her mind.


Mia flopped back onto the bed and let the phone fall by her ear. She began to ponder the fear that she might actually be going mad when a voice startled her.

“Hello?” She thrust the handset to her ear and strained to hear. “Hello?” she repeated, barely able to breathe in her excitement.

“Mia?” came a breathy whisper that set her nerve endings alight.

“Yes?” she whispered back.

“I need to s…” The voice faded, and Mia started to panic.

“What? You need to what? Please...don’t go.”

“...see you.” The sound was so faint that Mia had to strain to catch it. “Meet me at the park at dusk.” The line went dead.

Mia was exhilarated. It hadn’t been a dream. She was going to meet her ghost lover once more! She hadn’t been on a date in ages. Not since the insomnia had made her feel like a grumpy old hag. She suddenly felt young again—young and ready for anything…

Tabitha Rayne loves her romance with the heat turned up. She lives in the country with her partner who has the difficult job of having to listen to new ideas and help her to focus on one project at a time.



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Tabitha Rayne Erotica said...

Thanks for having me x

Gale Stanley said...

Thank you! for coming by.