The Penance of Black Betty Blog Tour
Alistair Ingram is finally the man he wants to be, with the woman he wants to be with. No longer ruled by his manager, producer, agent or fans’ desires, he and Bethany “Black Betty” Stavars have settled into his LA mansion and have started a life together. Everything is as it should be…until he gets the call that Bethany has been brutally attacked in their home.
Alistair can barely stand to see Bethany’s bruised and battered body, but that’s not the worst of her injuries. She regains consciousness thinking she’s still married to her ex-husband—the man responsible for putting her in the hospital in the first place—and has no recollection of being with Alistair.
Unable to coax her memory into giving her any recollection of the past ten years of her life, Bethany struggles to comprehend how she could’ve ended up on the other side of the country—California instead of Florida—and living with superstar actor, Alistair Ingram. Even worse, how had she become a dominatrix at a Vegas men’s’ club?
Lucky for her, the past few months have been detailed in black and white newsprint in every gossip magazine she can get her hands on.
With their relationship hanging in the balance, there’s only one thing Alistair can do. Jog her memory the best way he knows how. In bed.
Kelli Maine Interview:
- When you write, do you know where the story is headed exactly or do the characters surprise you?
When I write I have an idea of the beginning, middle, end and at least one twist/reveal along the way, but I give myself and my characters enough slack in the rope to either find their way back and start over, hang themselves, or reach the end and tie the plot up in a pretty bow. It’s usually a surprise to me too, but if you know your characters well enough, they’ll take you were the story should go based on the actions that are right for them.
- What inspired you to write your first book?
My first book (never published) was written in 2007. It was a new adult (which wasn’t a thing then) paranormal romance titled Taken By Seven. It had Merrick and Rachael from my Give & Take series in it. I kept them, only older, and one scene—the kidnapping—and wrote Taken in 2012. Taken By Seven was inspired by all the paranormal romances I read back then. Probably the Sookie Stackhouse books and Twilight the most. No vampires or werewolves though. Only demons and demon hunters.
- What’s your favorite book of all time?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon! The entire series – can’t pick just one Jamie and Claire book.
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**Don’t forget about Book 1, The Submission of Alistair Ingram**