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In this erotic trilogy from critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author Kyra Davis, a buttoned-up businesswoman finds herself under the power of a mysterious and intensely sexy man, both in the boardroom and in bed.
Their one wild night in a Vegas hotel changed everything for Kasie. Sleeping with a powerful, sexy stranger made her rethink her impending marriage, and a whole lot more. But as her affair threatens her job and the sexy billionaire Robert Dade becomes more controlling, Kasie has to figure out if her passion is leading her down a path she really wants. She’s seduced by his gifts of power, success, and adventure, she’s overwhelmed by what he can make her feel with a single touch, the way he can make her ache for him with just a look. But is the cost of absolute power and pleasure a price Kasie can afford? And does she truly know this man who says he can give her everything…or is he still a stranger after all?
Kyra Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of the the JUST ONE NIGHT trilogy, SO MUCH FOR MY HAPPY ENDING and the Sophie Katz mysteries. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently living in Southern California with her son and his charming, albeit moody leopard gecko. You can learn more about Kyra Davis and her books by visiting her website or Facebook.
1. What inspired you to write romance?
I didn't exactly choose it. An editor at Simon & Schuster asked if I was interested in writing erotic fiction and I said yes because I thought maybe I could do something a little different with the genre. I wanted to create a story about a woman (Kasie) who has to discover who she is and find the courage to be that person without abandoning her professional ambitions. In the JUST ONE NIGHT series Kasie loses more and more of her inhibitions every time she gives into her desire for Robert Dade. The experience makes her delve deep inside her own psyche. She starts questioning the rules she's been playing by all these years. And then there's the fact that Kasie is a Harvard educated, highly skilled and accomplished woman who isn't granted power in the workplace, power she's arguably earned, until her lover gives it to her...which raises the question, is she entitled to it? And lastly you have a sort of GAME OF THRONES/TUDORS dynamic where everyone is trying to claim dominance. Self-discovery, power games, sexual politics in the workplace, these are subjects I really enjoy exploring and the fact that there's this hot dynamic between Kasie and Robert Dade...well, that's just intensifies everything and raises the stakes. Their passion is tied into these corporate power games which makes their story fun to write.
2. Do you place a piece of yourself in your characters?
Although Kasie and I are very different people the reality is that all of these characters came out of my head and therefore reflect bits and pieces of me, at the very least they reflect my thoughts and musings. In the end I'm the composite character.
3. Did you know this would be a series when you started?
Simon & Schuster asked that I break the book up into three novellas and I was happy to do so. In the end I like the way it worked out. eBook novellas allow readers to try an author's work for a low price and then if they like it they can get the rest of the trilogy and if they don't they only lost $1.99. Less than they would have spent on a cup of coffee at Starbucks.
4. What is your favorite book, or which book impacted you the most?
Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow probably influenced this particularly trilogy more than any other book. I loved the way Barlow combined, suspense, poetry, quick pacing, philosophy and sharp characterizations. Ironically I learned about the book from a guy who I had a misguided crush on years ago. The guy ended up being a hot-mess but the book was great!
5. When you can't write, what do you do?
Hang out and talk with my truly wonderful son, workout, read, spend quality time with my fiancé/love-of-my-life...oh, and every once in a while I have to do laundry.
Thanks for stopping by today Kyra. It was nice having you here during Armchair BEA!
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