Blog by VONNIE DAVIS -- International, Award-Winning Romance Author: Adventurous...Humorous...Amorous.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


My guest today is romance author Marie Tuhart. She tells me she can't remember a time when she didn't have a book in her hands. Her first book In Plain Sight was published by The Wild Rose Press in 2010 in the Scarlet Rose line. A world traveler, she enjoys searching out corners of the globe she hasn't experienced yet, while staying open to finding her own tall, dark and handsome hero. So, Marie, grab a chocolate covered strawberry or two and we'll talk about you and your latest release.

What is your life like away from the computer? Tell us something about your household. Jazzie, my cat, wants to know if you have any kitty-pusses.

Sorry to inform Jazzie, no kitty's or cat's I'm too allergic to them.  I don't know if I have a life away from the computer.  LOL.  Usually that means I'm reading or watching a little bit of TV.

Oh, I know what that's like. Sometimes I feel like my laptop is fused to my legs. Tell me, what is your writing schedule like?

Currently my writing schedule is to write at work on my lunch time, then sometimes at night and on weekends.  But soon I'll have a new schedule as the day job will be history and I can write full time.

Do you ever dream of writing in a different genre?

I originally wanted to write science fiction books, but fell in love with romance books. 

How do you research your storylines or locations?

I usually use locations I've traveled to, sometimes I'll go online and research the location.  Storylines, I don't really research.  Something sparks they story idea and I just run with it from there. 

What are you currently working on? Tell us the scoop, girl...

I'm currently working on a contemporary erotic romance titled "Theirs Forever", it's a committed ménage book, the two hero's have waited 7 years for the heroine to return home and now that she has they're not letting her go. But the heroine still has her own demons to fight both emotionally and mentally.

Tell us about your current release…or soon to be release.
Here's a blurb on my current release: His for the Weekend

Cassandra Adams has a problem and its name is Marcus DeLuca. The man is quite determined to have her--on his terms. Cassie has had enough of domineering men in her life, yet she's drawn to strong, virile Marcus. Tempted to get that man out of her system once and for all, she agrees that she will be his for a weekend only--but then he must leave her alone forever.

Marcus will do anything to get sexy, non-committal Cassie into his arms, into his bed--failure is not an option. He wants nothing more than to keep Cassie in his life, but he senses a secret that keeps her from being able from committing--from submitting--to any man. Will Marcus's special brand of domination free her to be his for more than a weekend?

Here's an excerpt:

“I can’t take this anymore.” Her voice was whisper soft, but he heard the words as clear as if she had shouted them.

His heart leaped—now he could prove to her there was more to him than a co-worker and give their relationship a chance. “What are you willing to give me?”

Her head snapped up and she gnawed on her lip. “Twenty-four hours.”

“Not enough. A hundred and twenty.”

Her mouth opened then closed. Her gaze darted left, then right, before settling back on his face. He could almost see the wheels turning in her head. A good sign—she was willing to be his.

“Too long. Forty-eight.”

He stood and crossed over to her. He needed to be close to her as they negotiated. “Still not enough. Ninety-six uninterrupted hours with you.”

Her nose scrunched up and her lashes swept down, cutting off the view of her expressive eyes. “Sixty—six tonight until six Monday morning.”

He noted the stubborn set to her chin. It wasn’t ideal, but he could do it. He would not fail in winning her over. Leaning close, he whispered, “I’ll take it.”

She exhaled, lashes rising until she stared at him. “What are the ground rules?”

“There are none.”

Her eyes widened. Oh, yes, he had her now and he wasn’t letting go.

“No barriers. No rules.”

Her shoulders dipped, then straightened. She acted like she was preparing for a battle, but it would be a battle of sex. “All right, but when the sixty hours are done, we’re finished. I mean it. No flowers, no gifts, no mention of this weekend. Ever.”

Without another word, she spun on her heels to walk out of his office.

He was quick to cross the room. He captured her by the shoulders, bringing her to a halt. His lips brushed her ear and a shiver shook her. “Remember what I said at the party?”

She didn’t answer him, but her swift intake of breath was the only answer he needed. 

“You belong to me.” 

“I belong to no man.”

He slid his hands down her arms, past her clenched fists and encircled her waist, bringing her  back flush against his chest, her breathing shallow.

She didn’t struggle, not even when he tilted his hips, letting her know how much she aroused him.

“You will belong to me. I promise.”


Twitter: @marietuhart


Randi Alexander said...

Oooh, very sexy excerpt, Marie! I love your books. Haven't gotten to this one yet, but it's on my list.

Marie Tuhart said...

Hi Randi,

Thanks for the wonderful comments. I hope you like this one.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marie!

Loved everyone of your books! :) There's a special place in my heart for Marcus. What. a. guy!


Marie Tuhart said...

Hi Isabel,

Marcus has a special place in my heart too. Glad you love my books.

Vonnie Davis said...

Oh, look, my Kindle just burped and smoke is seeping from the cracks. Guess I'll go read about Marcus now...

Marie Tuhart said...

LOL Vonnie, I have had reviews wonder if their e-readers would go up in smoke :)

Calisa Rhose said...

Ooh La-la! Hawt excerpt, Marie! I think this one must go in my tbr! Love the cover, too!

Ilona Fridl said...

Wonderful excerpt, Marie! I'm looking forward to this book.