18 Dec 2014

Possess: Shamed # 2 by Laura Marie Altom

Shamed # 2
By: Laura Marie Altom
Releasing December 23rd, 2014

Ella Patton and Liam Stone return in the breathtaking conclusion to the steamy, contentious love affair that began in Control.
Will you marry me? Those four little words should be a dream come true. But for Ella Patton, they’re the start of a waking nightmare. For despite the insatiable desire she feels for Liam Stone, marriage is out of the question—divorcing her abusive husband, Blaine, would be too dangerous to even contemplate. Besides, Ella couldn’t ask for anything more than the life she and Liam share: a scalding hot passion that’s totally outside the bounds of “I do.”
Liam has hit a brick wall. His fortune can’t buy Ella’s freedom from the oppressive monster the law recognizes as her husband. Blaine will take any opportunity to bring Ella back under his authority, no doubt exacting a terrible revenge as punishment for nearly slipping away. But Liam has a force greater than money and influence on his side: Ella’s love. She sparks his most unstoppable determination—and ignites pleasures that no man should be able to possess.
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Do dreams ever inspire your writing? What did you last dream about?
They used to!! Twenty years ago, I had epic dreams that would last all night. I’d wake up remembering every detail. I wrote a few down, but that was pre-computer days and the notes have gotten lost. My fave was a family saga that started during WWII. Still haunts me!!

When did you first start writing? And when were you first published?
In junior high, I mapped out a plan to write a page/day. I think I made it all the way to fourteen days until my own blossoming love life got in the way. I sold my first book seventeen years ago—which means I’m getting OLD!! LOL!!

What is it about 'chick lit' that appeals to you the most? Do you read other genres?
To me, 1st Person POV gives an intimacy that I love!! It makes me feel like I’m not just reading the story, but immersed in it.

Can you tell us a little about your latest book?
I’m working on the sequel to Control and Possess . It’s called Rebound, and is the story of Carol and Nathan who are both on the rebound from loving Ella and Liam who launched the series.

What inspired you to write it?
Nathan and Carol had been such good friends to Ella and Liam that they deserved to have their story told!!

Have you ever spotted anyone reading your books anywhere?
Yes—one afternoon at our neighborhood pool, I spotted a stranger reading one of my Harlequin Americans. I was CRAZY EXCITED, and told her I’d written the book she was reading. She eyed me funny, said that was nice, then kept right on reading. I felt uncomfortable the rest of the day!! LOL!!

Who designs your covers?
The FAB cover artists who work for Random House!!

If your latest book was made into a film, who would you cast?

Ryan Gosling would play Liam, and my dream Ella is a fashion model whose photo I have on my Pinterest board for Control and Possess, but I can’t seem to find who she is. All at once, she manages to look gorgeous, yet haunted and fragile. Wish, wish, wish I knew who she is!!

What's your favourite Chick Lit book that made it to the big screen?
Gotta love Bridget Jones!!

What were the last two books you read?
Tracy Wolff’s Ruined & Addicted!! So GOOD!!

Name one female author who you think deserves to be better known.
Rogenna Brewer. She’s so talented. I would love to see her career SOAR!!

Where do you write?
Ducking my head in shame . . . I have a perfectly good office, but spend most of my days parked on the living room sofa with my laptop and three little dogs.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? And did you follow the dream?
Sadly, no, I’m not an astronaut or archaeologist. LOL!! But I’ll never give up the dream!!

In the movie of your life, who would play you?
Sandra Bullock!!

Speed Round...
Top drink to make you tipsy? Margarita!!
Shopaholic or shopadon't? Mega-Shopaholic!!
Sky high heels or closer to the ground? Is barefoot an option?! LOL!!
E.L. James or Jilly Cooper? Apparently, I need to get out more. I’d never heard of Jilly Cooper—just looked her up and WOW!! I need to get reading!! Since I have read E.L. James, she gets my vote, but that’s not fair to Jilly . . .
Cry baby or tough cookie? Both? Totally depends on the situation.
Exotic beach or enchanted forest?  BEACH!!!! Forests are scary!! LOL!!

After college (Go Hogs!), best-selling author Laura Marie Altom did a brief stint as an interior designer before becoming a stay-at- home mom to boy/girl twins. Always an avid romance reader, when she found herself replotting the afternoon soaps, she knew it was time to try her hand at writing. With nearly 50 books published, and well over a million in print, she almost feels like a real writer!
Now that her kiddos are off to college, when not immersed in her next story, Laura enjoys a glamorous lifestyle of live-tweeting to her fave reality show and soap stars and constantly striving to reach the bottom of the laundry basket—a feat which she may never accomplish! For real fun, Laura's content to read, play WAY too much mahjong, garden and cuddle with her dogs and handsome hubby.


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