Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Spring! A sneek peek into FORBIDDEN PLEASURES

For those of you who may not know, when an author goes AWOL for copious amounts of time, it usually means they are holed up writing. Such has been the case for me, amongst creating costuuming for a high school musical and preparing for the upcoming Romantic Times convention)

For those interested, TORIN"S story--FORBIDDEN PLEASURES-- Is nearly finished..which is to say the first draft is nearly finsihed and already I know that there will be some snipping to be done as I've gone clean over my word count;) Thats okay though, the revising is always easier once the words are on the page!

Torin, for those who may not know, is Sierra's younger brother, who is banished and left for dead when the two are captured and taken to the evil Lord Aeglech. Believed to be dead, years later Sierra will discover that a new prisoner--a roman warrior by the name of Dryston--holds the secret to Sierras' past and her hope for the future. But when at last the two siblings meet, so much as happened to separate their lives, that Torin is left with notyhing but mistrust for her. Only by the help of his longtime friend and lover, Alyson is Torin able to see past his anger, embrace his past and so move forward with what the fates have in store for him.

Torins story , goes back to when he first meets Alyson and the circumstances surrounding the forbodden blossoming of passion between them. Set near Baden and the sacred Roman pools believed to be the gateway to the Underworld, Torin and Alyson must face the dangers concieved by hatred and jealousy and overcome the demoinc spirit that threatens to split them apart for all eternity.

Those of you who know me, understand that I am a visual type of person. Art inspires me, costuming, setting, exotic time periods--all get me excited to the possibilities and "what if's" of are a few pics that have inspired my images of FORBIDDEN PLEASURES

My image of Alyson-a druid witch, servant to General Ambrosius and his niece Tulia. Bewitches Torin completely!

My image of the dangerously jealous , Roman Niece of Genreal Ambrosisus--Tulia.  She is a wicked, spoiled  little wench, whose sights are cast on Torin and she means to have him, no matter what the cost!

and of course, my inspiration for Torin has always been the easy on the eyes-Henry Cavill ;)

Watch for FORBIDDEN PLEASURES  releasing  in September 2010 in a special extended length Spice Briefs!

I hope you are all enjoying warmer temps and no flooding dangers where ever you live!

Personally , Im ready for spring! One of my fav stations on itune radio is the Ambient station and the Birdsong station--it's like sitting on the front porch on an early morning--coffee in hand, listeing to the sounds of the birds waking around you.Absoultely amazing if you're into that kind of thing;)

If you take a listen, let me know what you think!

Back to the writing desk!



Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Oh my gosh!! You know I absolutely can not wait for this book to come out ~ right!!!!!!

I am glad that you are happy with the words that are down on paper! Hugs to honey!

Take life as it comes... and savor it all!

Amanda McIntyre said...

Hey Ms. C, thanks for taking a sec from your blog celebration to visit! Thinga are hoping o'plenty over at All I Want and More!

I'm falling in love with these guys allover again, though Torin onl;y had a small part in TORTURED, his persona, his reaction to Sierra and his determination to end Lord Aeglech's terrorizing reign was inspiration in itself to write!

I have to share that I stumbled upon Sapphire Romance's review of TORTURED this morning whilst taking a spring morning stroll through the blogger meadow and I am deeply humbled by her beautiful review. It is so very gratifying when a story comes alive for a reader.

Check it out at

Thank you, JennJ! And thank you Ms. C for your encouragement and support-where would I be without them!

Ms. A

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Oh Ms. A! You know I will come over here!!! I stalk you all time!! Hee hee!!
Yea... the party is almost winding down... I have to more authors and then winners... I think I will crash for a whole month after this, lol!!

You are sooo right. I loved the little bit we did get of Torin in Tortured. Even though he was a side character in the big picture... you gave him so much life in just those few passages we had with him. How could we not fall in love with him. I mean... he is alll MAN! And you are right, the determination in him, his spirit, his whole persona is incredibly intriguing and of course I want more!!!!

I have already been to Jenn's place, hee.. I already left my comment to her as well. It makes me happy to know that my fellow friends have the same reaction to a book I read and it warmed my heart that she felt the same.

You are more than welcome for my support and encouragement!! Where would all be without each other!! A friend in deed is a always a friend in need!! Here to help each other out! Hugs to my sister friend!!!!
Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Yea! I can't wait to read Torin's story. I have to tell you it is so awesome when an author goes back and recaptures the story of loved characters. And I loved Torin, now that I saw that picture of Henry I can't get the imagry out of my head!!!


Amanda McIntyre said...

Hey Brande! Are you a Henry fangirl????

April 11--season 4 of The Tudors begins!!!!! Woohoo!

sorry, I fear poor Henry has become a paper doll hero in my imagination..taking on many forms of dress (and undress;) in mnay time periods...

classic good looks, that one!
Torin was an easy one to go back and WANT to cpature! LOL

Im so glad you enjoyed Tortured-your review was amazing. I am deeply humbled. Thank you!


Genella deGrey said...

Sweet! Can't wait for FORBIDDEN PLEASURES!

Amanda McIntyre said...

Thank you G! So glad you are feeling better!!;)
Just a few weeks to RT!


Amy C said...

Oh, I can't wait to read this one. Sounds so good!

I noticed you used photos of the two ladies from Spartacus. Do you watch that show?? OMG! It's crazy violent. I subscribed to Starzs so that I could watch it. My husband had told me about it and he said it was right up my alley. I love the series, but the blood and! And the last episode I watched was pretty damn gruesome!

Amanda McIntyre said...

Hey Amy, I dont get Starz unfortunately, but Ive wateched a couple of episodes online and my son watches it (he is also a fan of the movie 300) I fear that the blood and gore may well be a truer account of the violence of those days. Have you seen the movie Gladiator?

I think the filming style which sort of reminds me of manga on film--almost comic book format, lends itself to that stop action, blood spewing through the air kind of stuff.

No not my cuppa, frankly-but the characters are so wonderfully constructed, the setting and costuming that I sort of look the other way when there is the violence;) Which likely leaves about 15 minutes in an hour show LOL

Now I confess I am a HUGE Tudors fan! (April 11 kids!! season 4!) and good ol'Henry was pretty damn looney-tunes on the violence scale.

now thre is a guy that wasn't quite up to the soul of Lord Aeglech in blackness, but darn close!

Stiil, history is fascinating, particularly the people who made it.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you soon!


Veronica Bennet said...

Hi Amanda, I remember Torin and I look forward to his story. His character had fascinated me immediately as Alyson, so sweet and intelligent. I did not ever seen Henry Cavill but I would say that is perfect in the role of Torin.

I hope your mother is well and I wish you and your family a peaceful and happy Easter.

Amanda McIntyre said...

thank you Veronica for remembering Torin and stopping by to take a sneek peek at Forbidden Pleasures!

Thanks too for the good wishes for mom and from my family to yours, blsssings and peace be with you also at Eastertide!