Man O' Man O' Man... Look at this steamy cover! Let me super size this for you.
Hot, right?!! Obviously, this is an adult book. So, if you are under age, please exit now. I do not want to be responsible for your parents walking in on you while you are staring at a hot chick wrapping her legs around Mr. Back Muscleicious.
Alexis Catori is ready to let go of her past and move forward with her future. She wants a permanent reminder of this step in the form of a tattoo. Unfortunately, the best artist she knows is also the guy she’d rather sucker punch than be friends with, Bo Nantan.
Bo Nantan loves tattooing. It gives him everything he’s dreamed of having: freedom, friends, and the chance to draw. That should be enough to make him happy, but one woman’s been invading his thoughts since an unplanned kiss after a bet he shouldn't have made. Too bad Alexis Catori is his own personal definition of frenemy.
With Bo's prompt refusal to do her tattoo, a storm of emotion erupts between them. It doesn't take long to admit the attraction they both feel. But when her past returns, Alexis doubts her ability to move on as planned.
Will her past become her future? Or will Alexis and Bo figure out that the move they both need to make is to quit fighting and admit they both want more?
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Welcome to Living-Fictitiously's stop on the Making His Mark Blog Tour. You peeps are in for a real treat. Today, we'll be interviewing the master mind behind MHM, the fabulous Jennah Scott!! And what do ya know... she happens to be a pal of mine!!
Following the interview, will be my review of Making His Mark, and a giveaway for your own E-copy!!!
KIMBERLY: What inspired you to write Making His Mark?
Jennah: Oh man. That’s a loaded question. There were a couple of things. Making His Mark was kind of an accident. It started as a few scenes that were done for fun, writing exercises while I worked on another story. One thing led to another and the next thing I knew I had a whole new story dying to get out! Voila…Making His Mark is born.
KIMBERLY: How long have you been writing?
Jennah: Like most, I’ve pretty much written for as long as I can remember. Only in the past couple of years did I sit down and decide to make writing my career. I guess I finally decided what I wanted to do when I grew up.
Kimberly: Is MHM a stand-alone novel or will it be a series?
Jennah: It will be a series for sure. I’m not sure yet if it will be 4 or 6 total books. I guess that depends on how many characters drive me crazy and what readers want.
Kimberly: Peanut butter and jelly or ham and cheese sandwich?
Jennah: Peanut butter and jelly for sure!
Kimberly: Any music to go along with MHM?
Jennah: Not really. I’m not one to listen to music when I write. There were a couple of times I turned on my YouTube playlist of Native American Powwow music when I needed inspiration, but that’s about it. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9CC7B1F6B383BB25
Kimberly: Any actors/actresses you envision for MCs?
Jennah: I’m horrible at casting! No, seriously horrible. I picture my MCs in my head, but they never translate into actors or actresses. I’d love to hear who readers would pick though.
Kimberly: Did you make yourself blush while writing/reading some of the 'makin bacon' scenes?
Jennah: You know, they say if a scene makes you hot while you’re writing it, then it must be good. If that’s true then I’m going to say that every scene I wrote made me blush. LOL! Kidding (kind of). There were a couple that I wouldn't say made me blush, but when I finished them I had to take a minute. Making His Mark is the first book I actually wanted to write some hot “makin’ bacon” scenes.
Kimberly: Did you have the idea for that smokin' cover? Holy buttman, that cover is bangilicious!!
Jennah: I’m glad you like the cover! I designed it myself. There was only one other cover that I debated on. But this one caught my eye right away. It reminded me of one particular scene in the book at the beginning when Bo and Alexis are first beginning to admit they might actually like each other.
Kimberly: Is any part of the story realistic?
Jennah: If you mean realistic, as in it actually happened, no. There are a couple of characters that are very much based on people that I have known or know. Alexis started out resembling my very wonderful critique partner, Alexi Raymond, before I rewrote the story a couple of times. Now there’s a very loose resemblance between the two. I’m pretty sure you have a little bit of personality in there as well. Since you know--you, Alexis and Mel all had a hand in #HumpDayWednesday, the Twitter hashtag where Making His Mark was born.
Kimberly: What book/s are you currently reading?
Jennah: Now there’s a tough question. I just finished MOMENTUM by Cassandra Carr last night and DARKER AFTER MIDNIGHT by Lara Adrian (a series I highly recommend).
Kimberly: Busta rhyme from Baby Got Back.
Jennah: "When a girl walks in with a itty bitty waist and a round thing in your face..."
<<Peeps, she totally busted out the donkey butt dance>>
Kimberly: Sooooo, being we are buds... Would you rather go to an Awolnation concert with me or a discotheque sporting proper attire?
Jennah: My first response was going to be Awolnation concert. But since I’m going with you…definitely a discotheque sporting proper attire. I know I’ve seen pics of you in an afro wig.
Kimberly: And finally, do you plan on getting any ink in celebration of your book release?
Jennah: Without a doubt I will get some ink. The question is what will it be? There are so many different pieces I want, so more than likely I’ll end up with a piece that represents books in general. These days it’s not if I’ll get more ink, but when!
Jennah: Thank you so much for having me today! I hope you enjoy reading Making His Mark as much as I enjoyed writing it. You more than helped with motivation throughout this process and I’m so glad to you have met and become friends.
<<Awwww, me too Jen!! *Hugs and squeezes you tight!*>>
Below is my review for Making His Mark. Stay tuned for the giveaway!
Jennah!! You dirrrrrty girl- you need to chew some Orbit! Kidding!! Jennah is a pal of mine and while I have read some of her unpublished work, I've yet to read MHM, up until now. And this my lovely 'of age' folks definitely has some steamy erotica going on. I mean, I've read some adult books with intimate scenes in them, but this... Whoa lawdy, make your panties pant! I got a few thrills off it!! << I know, TMI. But dang! MHM gave me the blushing giggles. THAT is hard to do to me!! Score for Jennah!!
Luscious, feisty, spunky Alexis had been through a nasty relationship that left her scarred and scared for a new beginning. After an unexpected tongue encounter with her dude frenemy, it threw her through a fury of lusty confusion towards ink master Bo. Bo's got the COCK-y thing going on, but if you can see past his facade, he was in fact, sincere, yet vulnerable.
So... We had some mutual desire going on. It kept me swiping the pages to find out how mutual this would turn out to be. And, ok i wanted to read all that lushness going on as well. Will nights of smoldering hot sex develop a new level of relationship for Alexis and Bo or will their repetitive bickering continue? Will they ever compromise to give each other what they want? There were times when I wanted to step in as a relationship referee and be like, settle down... Talk it out. But they had to do it when they were ready. They had to mend their broken selves in order to not be afraid to love.
My favorite line from a spicy shower scene: "Bo pumped until his release shot out with enough force he could have power washed a wall." If you know my personality, then it shouldn't surprise you that's a fav. *Giggles*Giveaway Time!!! It's simple. If you are over the age of 17, comment your favorite part of that sexy cover!! Don't forget to include your email to get magically thrown in the cookie jar! Ends 1/29/2013.
About the Author:
About the Author:
Jennah Scott resides Kansas City, Missouri. Until she started
writing she didn't know what she wanted to be. Which is why she has degrees in education, business, and medical assisting. All that uncertainty has provided her with plenty of ideas for new books. When she isn't writing she's causing trouble on Twitter, hanging out with family, or she's lost in a book. There's one thing about Jennah, there will never be a dull moment when she's around.
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Now, head on over to Fictitious Delicious, the next stop on the blog tour on January 23, 2013.