Sinister Kisses Release ~ AKA New Year, New Me

At the end of 2012, I realized I needed a change. I was stuck, stalled, my creative mind and spirit dulled. It was time for me to recharge. I think all writers go through this from time to time. As people, we are ever growing, ever changing, and ever learning. Or at least we should be. Rather than sit back on my laurels and whine and bemoan my situation, I took charge–and surrendered all in the same breath. I followed my passion, and from that passion, a new novel was born. I hate to say it, but this is the most fun and  I’ve had writing in years:

Sinister Kisses

After a chance encounter in the woods leaves her shaken and reeling, the last thing Taylor McAvay wanted to do was accept an invitation to dinner. Then again, after seeing what Sebastian Baas was capable of, she felt she had little choice. The guy did just save her life, and the feel of his partner’s assault rifle pressed against her cheek still lingered in her mind.

What she discovers surprises her. Beneath the armor and fatigues, is a smart, attentive, and sophisticated man. Unable to resist, Taylor finds herself drawn in by the Special Agent’s charm. Everything about Sebastian, from his imposing presence to his hypnotic eyes, pulls her under his spell. When a drive by shooting leaves her apartment riddled with bullets, she falls under his command as well—not to mention the shadow of a lethal, underground organization known as SKALS.

Her lover has a dark and dangerous side he tries to keep hidden, but when a series of events sends their lives spiraling out of control, she realizes there is much more to him than meets the eye. His moods can be dizzying—his temper, terrifying. And when she fails to meet his expectations, the discipline she faces is a startling contrast to the pleasure he gives. Whether she wants to leave or not doesn’t matter. Taylor soon learns, when it comes to Sebastian and SKALS, there is no escape.

**DISCLAIMER** This is a dark erotic thriller with a heavy emphasis on plot. It contains elements of Dominance and discipline with dubious consent, psychological conditioning, and mental manipulation. There’s also gunfire, violence, and things that blow up. If any of this offends you, this is not the book for you.

And now a brief Q & A:

 

What the heck? I thought you were a horror or fantasy writer.

If you’ve ever read any of my bios, all I can say is you were warned. *laughs* I love dabbling in a wide variety of genres. I’ve written everything from angsty romance, erotica, horror, to drama. One of my biggest fears about publishing was being boxed in to one area for the rest of my life. While I love horror, sometimes, I need a break. I need to switch gears and recharge. While still dark in many ways, Sinister Kisses explores a different kind of darkness. Plus, it was hella fun to write!

Why not use a different name for the new series?

Simply put, I didn’t want to. I work hard on every single thing I put out there. It’s still the same blood, sweat, and tears going into the book. It’s still the same spirit. It’s still the same brand. (It’s dark. It’s angsty. It’s still about conflicted characters trying to find their way in this world and survive) In short, it’s still me. I’m just exploring and sharing a different aspect of myself. If that alienates anybody, I’m sorry. I truly am. I love you all, but that’s just the way it is. I also like to give my readers credit. They’re smart people. I KNOW they are capable of reading a description and deciding if a particular book would interest them or not.

Why isn’t Sinister Kisses through your previous publisher?

Good question. I have some very valid reasons, but it is not something I will discuss.

What does SKALS stand for?

It’s a standing joke between Mara McBain and I that it does not stand for Spanking Kink And Lots of Sex, though it could! It actually stands for Special Kill And Leverage Squad—a concept that’s revealed more thoroughly as the book progresses. It’s also explored in more depth in the second book, which will be released sometime in May.

And for those of you who have read my work or stumbled across me on the web and are asking “What the heck is wrong with you?” That is a long story and an even longer list of things–but feel free to kick back, grab a drink, and enjoy the ride. 😉

And that, my friends, sums it all up. I hope that you are all doing well and that 2013 is bringing you one step closer to achieving your dreams. Keep banging it out. Keep following that unique inner beat.

~Best wishes always~

Adri

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14 comments on “Sinister Kisses Release ~ AKA New Year, New Me

  1. douginator says:

    Good luck and looks nice!

  2. Hunter Shea says:

    I knew you’d break out of that chrysalis a changed woman! So gald to see you back in the swing. I’m downloading my copy tonight. Can’t wait to read it. You are a wonderful writer and it’s great to see you try new things.

    • Adriana Noir says:

      Aww! Thank you so much, Hunter. I think my wings are a little damp still, but hopefully they will dry so I can take flight soon! Hope all is going well in your world!

  3. sounds like a wild ride Adriana/ hang on!!!

  4. maramcbain says:

    With “Spanking Kink And Lots of Sex” you know I’m on board! 😉 Wishing you all the luck and happiness in the world, TT!

  5. Really? What kind of cookies are we talking about?
    Hello, my dear friend. I would ask how you’ve been, but you sound great. Whatever you’ve been doing seems to have done wonders for you, and I am so glad. I feel guilty when I go long periods without networking, but sometimes we need to do what we need to do. For me, you seemed to have disappeared for a while, but you sound the better for it. Congratulations on the new release.

    -Jimmy

    • Adriana Noir says:

      I do disappear from time to time when I really delve into a project. Otherwise, it’s too hard for me to keep my focus because I just want to socialize. *laughs* That, and I was nursing a shoulder injury which made a lot of things difficult, not to mention uncomfortable. As for the cookies…we have all kinds, though I’m always partial to the white chocolate macadamia nut ones myself. 😉 Hope all is well with you!

  6. Tammy says:

    Finished Sinister Kisses last night! Loved it. I am hooked:)

  7. Rachelle says:

    Just found your books this weekend and oh man I can’t put it down!! I just finished SK and I have swooned laughed cried and been pissed off ! I love books that make me feel all that ! I really hated Sebastian the night Taylor was sick ( I don’t want to give anything away just in case) I cried for her I felt anxious along with her the next day!! OMG it’s just such an intense story! So happy I found it!! Great writing love this series!

    • Adriana Noir says:

      Wow! Thank you so much, Rachelle! 😀 It always makes me beyond happy when somebody enjoys my warped little books *laughs* but your comments made my week! Honestly, thank you so very much for the support and for taking the time to read it and share your thoughts. It means sooo much to me. Hope you have an awesome week!
      ~Much love
      Adri

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