Today we’d like to welcome Morgan Fox to Silken Sheets. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our little chat.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing poetry, short stories and novels since I was a teenager. My first published work came when I was fifteen.
What book do you wish you’d written?
I wish I had written the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole and the Doomsday Brethren series by Shayla Black. Both of these series were well written and amazingly creative. These are books I could read over and over again.
What inspired you to write your first book?
When I sat down to write my first erotica romance Seduced by the Moon, I looked to my love of paranormal romance for inspiration. After a brainstorming lunch with Shayla Black the story practically wrote itself. Thanks to the passion I have for writing and the love I have for all things paranormal, I’m now four books in on the Moonlight Shifters series and have at least two more in production.
How did you come up with the title?
On April 4th my newest release Discovering Temptation was released. The title was easy to come up with since it was my first western romance and I was new to writing in that genre. I came up with the title Discovering Temptation as that’s exactly what I was doing. I discovered not only the imaginary town of Temptation, Texas, but some amazing characters along the way and loved every moment of it.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
As far as the emotional element of my stories, I generally write from my own personal experiences as well as those of my family and friends. To me, there is no better way to tap into the characters in my books than through the connections I’ve made in my own life. But having a vivid imagination is truly the best way to round out the characters and their experiences in the story.
What books have influenced your writing most?
There are so many amazing authors/books that have influenced my writing: All things written by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, Brenda Joyce and Shayla Black. My work has been closely compared to that of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s and I take that as a serious compliment. Let’s face it, the woman is amazingly talented.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I’ve been very fortunate to have several authors as mentors: Sandy Blair, Shayla Black, and Sophie Oak. All are wonderfully talented women who I love and admire very much.
What are your current projects?
Currently I’m working on three different projects:
Stone Temptation, Book 3 in the Texas Stallions Series
Bewitched by the Moon, Book 5 in the Moonlight Shifters Series
Capturing Shadow, Book 2 in the Cowboys and Werewolves Series
Do you see writing as a career?
I’ve been very blessed to be able to be a fulltime writer. Thanks to a supportive husband, my dream of being a published author came true.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
My next book that is releasing on June 6th is called Breathless Temptation and is the 2nd book in the Texas Stallions series:
Clay looked through the peephole of his front door before opening it. With a groan, he placed his forehead against the hardwood and rolled his head from side to side. His fists were balled up against the white wood. Now that Hunter Boyd stood at his threshold, he didn’t think he could handle a morning that started out this way. Stiffening his spine, he grabbed hold of the doorknob, yanked it open, and glared at his unwelcome guest.
He preferred to start his day making love to the woman who had delighted his senses and awakened his heart. In years, he hadn’t felt so many intriguing emotions. Grinding his teeth, he prayed this wouldn’t take long so he could resume a more pleasant morning, one that didn’t consist of staring blankly at the face of the man who was perhaps his only competition for Delilah’s affections.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
When I consider who my favorite author is Kresley Cole is the one who comes to mind. From the moment I read A Hunger Like No Other, I was hooked. Her imagination is addictive. The paranormal world she created in the IAD series is amazing. But her talent is not isolated to just paranormal. I found that once I read her IAD series I had to read the MacCarrick Brothers Trilogy and her seafaring stories, as well.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
The advice I offer other writers is to keep writing. Writing is a craft and only gets better when practiced. Write a little something every day.
Coffee/Tea? Both. I prefer to drink double fisted…Coffee in the left hand and tea in the right.
Cake/Cookies? Cake, but only if it has buttercream icing.
Coke/Pepsi? Neither. I don’t drink soda.
Vampires/Werewolves? Seriously? I have to choose only one? Impossible.
by Morgan Fox
After a traumatic car accident, Delilah Devero learns that her brakes had been tampered with, leaving her hospitalized and stranded in Temptation, Texas. Sheriff Clay Garrett and cattle rancher Hunter Boyd become her salvation, protecting her from a deranged stalker.
Forced to put their possessive desires aside, the cowboys cannot ignore the fiery connection that burns hot for Delilah. Exploring the passions that lie deep within her heart, Clay and Hunter begin to unravel a plan to keep her from running away from the dangers of her past. Both men agree that settling down at Turtledove Ranch could prove to be her sanctuary, but their plans quickly disintegrate when the evil she fears most threatens to destroy everything she’s come to love.
Together, Clay and Hunter must figure out a way to keep the woman they long for safe. What they encounter may leave them breathless.
“Well, I see you found the spring,” he said, not bothering to hide his lust-filled need. His gaze dipped low on her chest. “You know you’re not supposed to be alone, Abby. However, you’re in luck as I plan to hang out with you for as long as you’re here.” A wide smile tugged at his sexy lips. “Naked or not.”
Her heart fluttered as he stood. “I wouldn’t mind it if you stayed,” she whispered and hadn’t intended for her words to be heard aloud. She gasped as he looked back at her, and his eyes darkened with longing. She recognized it because she felt it, too. They’d played the flirting game since they’d met, and it was becoming increasingly harder to fight. Her heart raced, and her breathing became shallower. “I didn’t mean to say that out loud.”
He held her gaze for a long moment. “So, what does that mean, exactly?” He folded his well-defined arms over his chest.
A nervous flutter sank to the pit of her stomach. What she wouldn’t give to have the courage to tell him to strip off his clothes and jump into the water and ravage her body until they both came in a blaze of glory. The image that fired in her mind had her pussy throbbing with desire.
Staring down at the dark, cool water surrounding her, she said, “Nothing.” Lie. Lie. Lie. Damn, she was a coward, and she hated that intimacy with a man that wasn’t a dark, manipulating brute was near impossible for her to accept.
Thanks, Mom. Your nurturing support did wonders for my self-esteem.
“Nothing,” he said, repeating her words as he began unbuttoning his shirt. “Then you won’t mind if I jump in and cool off. I’d go to another spring, but it’s clear on the other side of the property and I’m afraid I could melt before I got there.”
Her eyes sprung open wide. Oh God, he was actually taking off his clothes, and she couldn’t tear her eyes away. “Tyler, I’m not sure that’s such a good idea.” Her eyes immediately locked in on her discarded clothing, and so did his. She knew that her expression screamed, “I’m naked!” but he didn’t seem to mind.
“Oh,” he said with a sly grin, and unbuckled his pants, sliding the jeans down long, muscular legs. “Don’t be shy, Abby. I guess to even things out, I should be naked, too. I don’t want you to feel awkward.” Down went his boxers.