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Guest SigToday at Silken Sheets & Seduction we would like to welcome Lila Munro! She is here to submit to our grilling interview. So sit back and enjoy getting to know her and at the end you can learn more about her latest release Assumed Calling.

What genres do you write besides BDSM?
I right erotic romance without the whips and chains and I have a softer line of contemporary romances out—the Slower Lower Books. I also write military romance, which doesn’t have its own designated genre heading, but in my opinion should. J A girl can dream right?

Where do you write?
I have my very own office set up just off the living room filled with my desk, books, notes and stick-its all over the place, my late dog Rags’ ashes on the shelf, plants, and pictures of friends and family. It also has plenty of windows so I get my daily supply of sun induced vitamin D. J

What is the most you have written in one day?
In the neighborhood of 8,000 words or so. That was a good day and I don’t have those often. I’m more of a one or two thousand word a day girl then I spend two or three hours picking them apart and fixing them.

What are you currently reading?
The Windham Sisters series by Grace Burrowes. (I’m a historical romance junkie)

What book do you wish you’d written?
When I’m a hundred and I might have stopped writing then I’ll begin to think about what I wish I’d written. Until then the list is still long and full of what I will write. J

You have to jump out of a plane w/ a holey parachute or edit your 100K MS by hand, what. do. you. do?
Give me a red pen any day. I don’t mind edits and never take them as a chore. It’s learning at its finest and I adore my editors.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
No matter your age or circumstances, life throws you curve balls once in a while. You don’t have to catch them, sometimes we duck, but the pitcher always winds up again. As with Allen and Nicki, anyone can overcome. Anyone can wake up one morning, re-evaluate their life and decide so what if life’s been pretty crappy up until now, today is the day I move forward. Today I take control of my destiny and let love in. Love is possible at any age and under all circumstances, you just have to be willing to take that leap of faith and embrace it.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
All writers might not tell you, but I’m pretty sure they all have this going on. All my characters are reflective of someone I know or have known. How can our writing not be touched by our own lives and be influenced by those around us? There is a little piece of someone in everyone I write.

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
My best friend. There have been so many times I’ve been distraught and she’s pushed me to pull up my big girl panties and thumb my nose at defeat. J Take that defeat!

Do you see writing as a career?
Absolutely. I’m one of the very few writers who can say they can stay home and write all day. I worked several jobs over the years as I followed my Marine around over the years. Now our nest is empty and he’s now at the top of the totem allowing me the freedom to pursue my dream.

Who designed the cover?
Mr. Carl J Franklin, the graphics guru at Rebel Ink Press.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Without you there would be no career.

Bonus Round:

Coffee/Tea? Coffee
Cake/Cookies? Cake, red velvet to be specific J
Coke/Pepsi? Coke, Zero variety
Heels/Flats? Heels
BDB/The Order? Ummm…**shrugging**…not familiar with either?
Vampires/Werewolves? Vampires
Cats/Dogs? Dogs
Fly/Drive? Drive

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Assumed Calling
by Lila Munro

Like the beat of a primal drum whispering the rhythm of an ancient dance, the lifestyle calls…

At the seasoned age of fifty-six, Allen Bourke has resigned himself to the fact he’ll probably never find someone to top he can also love. While he’s had wives and lovers, none of them endured and he’s come to the conclusion the clock’s ticking and age is working against him. Then a very intriguing Nicki Cartwright pings on his radar at what Allen determines will be his last house party. He can’t help but notice while he and his friends are getting older, the players emerging on the scene are forever getting younger. Nicki’s no exception. Determined to resist the vibes humming between them, he only agrees to service her after his old friend, Kyle Montgomery, convinces him it’s entirely feasible. Then it’s brought to Allen’s attention who Nicki really is. Knowing their pasts are forever intertwined, as hard as he tries to ignore his heart, he finds himself yielding to the tides of fate.

Born to senatorial royalty, Nicki Cartwright has spent her entire life trying to shield her mother from her father’s wrath while drifting further and further into a world where panic is normal and anxiety is always on the edge of her reality. Tired of burning the candle at both ends and forever trying to live up to the picture of All-American perfection her father James Cartwright touts as his ace in the hole during election cycles, Nicki finds herself on the path of self-discovery in search of relief from the stressors continually swamping her mind. What she doesn’t expect is to find who she thought she was is truly just a shadow of the person she really is. And what scares her most is the fact Allen, the only person she thought she could trust, has been holding a secret since before she was born which could destroy her entire family.
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Excerpt

When the urge to kiss Nicki had become unbearable, Allen had showed her where she could take a shower, provided her a pair of his old lounge pants and a t-shirt he knew would be three sizes too big, and slipped downstairs to get her a cup of hot chocolate. She seemed like the type of woman who would drink black coffee so stiff you could stand a spoon in it in public, sip tea while with other proper ladies, and needed a good cup of chocolate when in distress and in  complete privacy, perhaps with a healthy dose of something stronger than toilet cleaner splashed in it.

As he steamed some whole cream on the stove, he mentally ran through his list of reliable young Doms who were either looking for an available sub or were willing to train and service one until she could find a good match. One thing he knew for certain, he was too old to play this dangerous game with her feelings and he had to find someone else to help her through the initial fog of figuring out if she was cut out for this lifestyle or not. If he was being honest, and right now all he wanted to do was lie to himself, he already knew she was cut out for it and nothing would please him more than to be the service Dom she needed, but he wasn’t in the market for any more disasters and to take her on would be setting them both up for one of catastrophic proportions.

AuthorPicLilaMunroLila Munro currently resides on the coast of North Carolina with her husband and their two four-legged kids. She’s a military wife with an empty nest and takes much of her inspiration for her heroes from the marines she’s lived around for the past fifteen years. Coining the term realmantica, she strives to produce quality romance in a realistic setting. Her genre of choice is contemporary romance that spans everything from the sensual to BDSM and ménage. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading everything she can get her hands on, trips to the museum and aquarium, taking field research trips, and soaking up the sun on the nearby beaches. Her works include The Executive Officer’s Wife, Bound By Trust, Destiny’s Fire, Salvation, Three for Keeps, the Force Recon series, the Slower Lower series, and the Identity series. She’s a member in good standing of RWA and Passionate Ink. Currently she’s working on sequels to several series to be released throughout 2012-2013 and has a brand new line scheduled for winter 2012-13. Ms. Munro loves to hear from her readers and can be found at:

Realmantic Moments | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter | eMail

You can buy her books at these fine retailers:

Amazon | ARe | Nook | Bookstrand

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