Friday, 6 June 2014

Author Hot Seat Welcomes Mackenzie Williams

The author hot seat specials are designed to help readers get to know both popular, and up and coming authors, a little better. The questions are broken into sections - About your writing, about you, fun stuff and finally. Some of the questions are easy, other may need a little more thought and some may cause our author friends to hesitate before answering—still, they all answer. 

Today we welcome Mackenzie Williams to the hot seat. She's currently promoting her second book, The Orchard: Save Me. You can find an excerpt from the book after her interview. Now, lets see what Mackenzie has to say.

Getting Started:

Tell us about your latest book. What was your inspiration for writing it, is it part of an ongoing series, the characters, the genre etc? 
My latest book is the second in a series about a BDSM club.  This one is called The Orchard: Save Me.  Megan's past is interfering with her chance to have a happy future with Master Brad. 

About your writing:

How many books have you written during your career so far and which is your favorite?  
I am fairly new to writing.  I have two books out now and I am writing my third.  I don't think I have a favorite but my first book is very special to me.

Have any of your books received negative reviews and how did you handle the situation?  Thankfully I haven't read a really negative review, yet.  It is hard not to take those kinds of things personally, though.

Do you believe in writer’s block and if so, how do you overcome it?  
I think writer's block can happen.  I haven't been really blocked but I have had times where it seems like I can't see the path where the story is headed.  I try to just force words out and usually after a while, they start to come faster.

What is the one genre you would never write and why?  
I don't know about never but I think it would be difficult for me to write historical fiction.

Have you ever written a book that you’ve regretted publishing and why?  
No, not yet.

If a reader said they wanted to write a book, what advice would you give them? 
I would tell them to go for it.  You never know how far you can go unless you try.

About you:

Tell us what a typical day in your life is like?  
A typical writing day includes a quick run and then lots of coffee.  I try to write for a few hours before lunch.  Usually after that, my brain has trouble staying focused.

What sort of things put you in a bad mood?  
Being too busy to write, slow drivers when I'm in a hurry, being bored.

Do you have a bucket list and what’s one thing you still want to do that you haven’t done?  
I don't have a list but one thing I'd love to do is more traveling.  More international traveling.

What makes you laugh?  
I like a wide variety of stand-up comedians.

What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?  
No comment.  :)

Do you like to read and what are you reading at the moment?  
I do love to read but currently I've been too busy to start any books.  I have a few books by Cherise Sinclair on my "to read" list.

If you couldn’t write anymore, what would you do instead?  
Maybe I would try my hand at being an editor.

Fun Stuff:

If you could go out with one famous person who would it be and why?  
I would have to say Channing Tatum.  We would go dancing.  Well, I might just watch.

Do you have a habit that drives your partner/friends/family nuts and what is it?  
They would say talking about my writing too much.  :)

In your opinion, what makes a person attractive?  
Confidence and humor are big.  Physically I would say their eyes.

What is the strangest food you’ve ever eaten?  
I've tried rattlesnake.  That is pretty strange for me. 

Would you rather have a classic 1969 convertible Mustang or have the use of a beach side condo any time you want?  
Both!  A lot of people in my family own Mustangs but I do love the beach.

And finally:

Would you rather survive an apocalyptic event (yes, even a zombie apocalypse) or die instantly without knowing what happened to your family and friends?
Uummm, survive.  Even though it wouldn't be fun, I am a nosy person.  I would want to know how things ended up.

After Megan was finished dressing, Brad leaned down and kissed her. The kiss was gentle and probing. He wanted to feel her emotions. She did not disappoint. Megan returned his kiss with a tenderness that spoke of more than just lust.
“Did I mention how cute your ass looks in those panties?” He lightly ran his fingers over the ruffles.
“Thank you.” Megan shimmied her butt.
“Sweet, shall we go have a drink before I rip them off again?”
Megan wrapped her arms around her Master’s waist and smiled up into his face. “Yes, please, but can I ask for a favor?”
“You can ask but I can’t promise anything.” Brad smirked.
“Can we sit near Master Jesse and Kellie, if they’re still here?”
Brad’s eyebrow cocked up in a question. “So you, too, have the hots for Master Jesse?”
Brad could see Megan’s cheeks blush instantly. “No, I just wanted to talk to Kellie.”
Brad smiled with mischief. “I know. I was teasing you. I’m confident where I stand in your eyes.” He bent down for another sweet kiss and wrapped his arms around her.
Megan pulled back with a more serious look. “I just hope I’m as important in your eyes. I see how certain subs look at you.”
“Who?” Brad’s face twisted into confusion.
“That girl from last time.”
“Who, Mia?”
“Yes, but she’s not the only one.”
Brad gently pushed Megan’s head down so it was resting on his chest. He rested his chin on the top of her head and took a minute to just feel how good she felt in his arms.
“Little one, I have no intention on playing with anyone else anytime soon or letting you fall for someone else.”
Brad could feel his sub relax into his hold. Is this what others feel with their long-term subs?
After a minute of hugs, Brad was leading Megan through the main room with drinks in tow. His sweet had tensed when they first entered the room, presumably because she was still shy about walking around in her underwear. After a few minutes, she had relaxed.
It didn’t take him long to spot Master Jesse and his necklaced sub sitting nearby.
“May we join you?” Brad spoke to his fellow Dom. He noticed right away that Kellie shot her gaze down the minute he had started to speak. Master Jesse had such an obedient one but maybe too boring, Brad thought.
“Of course. Please.” Master Jesse gestured to a neighboring couch.
Brad signaled his sub to take a seat but before he could sit next to her, Master Nathan came up and put a hand on his shoulder.
“Master Brad, would you please come with me to the office? Security needs to speak with you briefly.”
“Security?” Megan spoke out of turn.
Brad turned and gave his slave a disapproving glare. Megan turned her head to look at the floor. At least she has the courtesy to look guilty, Brad thought. The Dom returned his stare to Master Nathan.
“Certainly.” Brad then turned to his friend. “Master Jesse, will you please keep an eye on my little one for me?”
“Yes, of course.”
Brad gave Megan a reassuring squeeze on the back of her neck. She looked up at him with a little concern in her eyes. Brad managed a small smile and then turned to follow Master Nathan. Truthfully, he was a little concerned as well. What did security want with him?
The two men walked up the back stairs and entered the office. There were two security personnel inside the office. One was sitting at the computer.
“Master Brad, we just wanted to advise you about something we saw earlier in the parking lot,” the man at the computer said.
Confusion spread through Brad. “OK.”
“On camera we have your sub arriving and exiting her car. The thing that concerned us is that she was followed.”

You can purchase The Orchard: Save Me via the links below.

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