Book Bash Author Spotlight – R.K. Lilley teases us with Mr. Beautiful & sheds some light on “The Wild Side”

by Maryse on June 19, 2014 · 7 comments

in Behind The Books

Today’s Book Bash author spotlight features R.K. Lilley! Famous for her sexy alpha men, I absolutely fell HARD for her gorgeous angsty Tristan & Danika rock star series. *so much delicious agony!!!*

And I know SO MANY are head-over-heels over Mr. Beautiful over there to the left. ;) He’s from her steamy Up in the Air Series (and I so need to read it!). Did you guys know there will be a book 4? Tee hee… considering the cover to the left, if you didn’t… you do now. Yep!! She is here to tease us with a tidbit from that very book #4 entitled… Mr. Beautiful!

And and!! She also has sent over 5 FAQ’s about her book “The Wild Side

Ready for some goodies?!!

JAMES
MY PRIVILEGE

I woke with a violent start. Bianca was gone, missing from our bed.
I had the foresight to throw on some loose athletic shorts before I headed into the courtyard. There was no security inside the house at night, but there were several on the property, keeping a close eye on the grounds at all hours.

I stormed to the closest guard station, but a dressed down Clark met me before I reached it. He lived in a large guest house situated near the back of the estate. It was his home, but it also held the largest guard post on the property.

“She’s with him,” he said shortly.

I nodded, and taking a deep, steadying breath, I turned on my heel and changed directions. I only knocked once on the door before Javier opened it.

“She’s fine. They’re both fine. I was just about to call you.”

“Where?” I asked, still agitated from waking up alone and to a panic that I doubted would ever leave me completely.

“Our bedroom.”

I moved past him, headed there. It didn’t even occur to me to ask permission. Where Bianca was I had a right to be. This was the order of the universe.

Calm, the first I’d felt of it since waking up alone, filled me at the sight I found in their bedroom. What was one’s normal reaction to finding the love of your life in bed with another man? Well, I had no trouble picturing what it would have been, if that other man had been anyone but Stephan. Bianca was curled against his chest, her head on his shoulder, his arms wrapped around her, cheek against her hair, both of them looking peaceful in sleep.

With a resigned sigh, I backed out of the room, closing the door quietly behind me. I turned to look at Javier.

His expression was rueful. “We signed on for a package deal here, but there’s no way we can claim we didn’t have fair warning.
“Bianca wouldn’t be Bianca without Stephan.”

Javier nodded solemnly. “And clearly, he’d rather die than lose her.”

“I owe him everything.” It was debt that was so integral to my being now that I felt it deep, a part of me.

I’d made the grievous mistake, at the beginning, thinking that patience, and Stephan, were my lesson, the price to be close to her.
Tolerating their closeness was something to be born, to be endured, is what I’d been foolish enough to think.

It was not.

It was my privilege.

*sigh* WOW!!!!!! My heart is clenching right now…

GAH!!! I gotta read this series!!!

Okay now, ready for some FAQ’s about The Wild Side?

1. How many books will be in the series?
This is a 3 part novella series. The Wild Side #1 is available now, IRIS (The Wild Side #2) will go live on June 27th, and Dair #3, on July 25th.

2. What is up with Iris? What’s her deal?
That I can’t answer. She’s got some secrets, clearly. I do love it when readers send me their guesses, though:)

3. What genre is this series?
I think it’s a healthy mix of erotic suspense, and erotic romance. It’s definitely a mind F, but these characters will grow on you, and I think you will really start to care what happens to them, and between them.

4. What is up with your obsession with neon, Drunk in Love, and Gladiator sandals?
Wait, what? That’s not me. That’s Iris.
Disclaimer: It might be me that is obsessed with neon, Drunk in Love, and Gladiator sandals.

5. Will there be any spinoff books related to these?
It is likely. After Dair is released, Mr. Beautiful is next, but after that, I have plenty of projects planned, (Tyrant, Authority, The Other Man, Crossing Fire) most related to either this series, or the UITA series. I like my books to connect to each other. You’ll even find some co-mingling between the two, starting with Iris:) Dair does live in Vegas, after all.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Renee June 19, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Oh my gosh Maryse You have to read the Up In The Air Series Mr Beautiful will certainly rock your world I devoured those books and would have been clueless to what I was missing without my friend Jade!! Like you I read Tristan and Danikas series first and fell in love and as in love with those books as I was Up In The Air is even better Its got it all Romance, suspense, giggles, fan yourself holy wow moments You will be like me and wonder why you waited so long to read them and you’ll want every book she’s ever written in your hands I’m reading The Crossfire Series another one I’m asking myself what took me so long and as yummy as Gideon is if I had to pick James Cavendish would be my winner

Lynne June 19, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Oh Maryse, I Love this author. Even though Christian is my favorite, James is in the top 5. The way He loves Bianca is just so very beautiful. My friend Chrissie & I just kept texting each other the whole time we were reading this series. And, out of all the Hundreds of books I have read, Stephan is by far, the absolute Number 1 Best Friend Ever. The world would be a better place if everyone had a friend like him. You need to add this series to your ever growing TBR list.

michele June 19, 2014 at 1:56 PM

THANK YOU for even that little tease of Mr Beautiful!! This is the BEST series I’ve ever read…I’m dying to know when it comes out!!!

Ana June 19, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Love, love, LOVE this series!! Can’t wait for Mr. Beautiful, Maryse – this series will rock your world! I started with these and went on to Tristan & Danika, since they are all related and we first get a glimpse of T & D’s “complicated relationship” in the Up in the Air series. I’m going to read Lana and then move on to The Wild Side while I wait for Mr. Beautiful! This author is amazing! :) Mr. Cavendish is definitely in my top 5 “Alpha Gods”

Tessa June 19, 2014 at 2:49 PM

You haven’t read the Up in the Air series? I swear, I love the series; it’s one of the best. James is one of my absolute favorite hero, even as dark as he is. Or maybe, because? ;-)

Honestly, I read it before Shades of Grey, and James and Bianca felt far more real and romantic than the other two. They accept each other’s scars and baggage without wanting to change them. Just read them! :-)

Oh and that trade was so sweet! Thank you!

Amy June 19, 2014 at 4:39 PM

*Sigh* indeed. ;) I read the Up In the Air series before T&D, and it was great – but T&D were the ones I fell in love with. Something about them just had me from their brief time in James and Bianca’s story, and I *knew* it was going to hurt. I wanted the story behind her limp (not a spoiler, it’s mentioned when they are introduced through J&B), and oh, did it freaking hurt. You know that, Maryse. ;)

I’m so excited about Mr. Beautiful! He’s a naughty one, that man. :D

Catherine June 20, 2014 at 3:09 PM

I’m only getting a chance to now sit down and read through all the book bash author tibits. Oh how I loved James and reading the teaser above brought it all back to me! I’m struggling to control my excitement for Book Bash!!!!! I am taking a 10 hour flight from Ireland and I’m ready to go mad!!!!!

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