What is Overture by Skye Warren (GIVEAWAY, Excerpt and Author Q&A)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Overture – a standalone by Skye Warren. There’s a giveaway, an author Q&A and an excerpt, but first: a little bit about the book.

Overture by Skye Warren

Publication date: February 19, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Forbidden fruit never tasted this sweet

The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth—the desire she harbors for her guardian.

Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She’s all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her.

No matter how bad he aches for one taste.

Her sweet overtures break down the ex-soldier’s defenses, but there’s more at stake than her body. Every touch, every kiss, every night. The closer she gets, the more exposed his darkest secret.

She’s one step away from finding out what happened the night she lost her family. One step away from leaving him forever.

Excerpt:

Rest, Liam told me.

He’s right about a lot of things. Maybe he’s right about this. I climb onto the cool pink sheets, hoping that a nap will suddenly make me content with this quiet little life.

Even though I know it won’t.

Besides, I’m too wired to actually sleep. The white lace coverlet is both delicate and comfy. It’s actually what I would have picked out for myself, except I didn’t pick it out. I’ve been incapable of picking anything, of choosing anything, of deciding anything as part of some deep-seated fear that I’ll be abandoned.

The coverlet, like everything else in my life, simply appeared.

And the person responsible for its appearance? Liam North.

I climb under the blanket and stare at the ceiling. My body feels overly warm, but it still feels good to be tucked into the blankets. The blankets he picked out for me.

It’s really so wrong to think of him in a sexual way. He’s my guardian, literally. Legally. And he has never done anything to make me think he sees me in a sexual way.

This is it. This is the answer.

I don’t need to go skinny dipping in the lake down the hill. Thinking about Liam North in a sexual way is my fast car. My parachute out of a plane.

My eyes squeeze shut.

That’s all it takes to see Liam’s stern expression, those fathomless green eyes and the glint of dark blond whiskers that are always there by late afternoon. And then there’s the way he touched me. My forehead, sure, but it’s more than he’s done before. That broad palm on my sensitive skin.

My thighs press together. They want something between them, and I give them a pillow. Even the way I masturbate is small and timid, never making a sound, barely moving at all, but I can’t change it now. I can’t moan or throw back my head even for the sake of rebellion.

But I can push my hips against the pillow, rocking my whole body as I imagine Liam doing more than touching my forehead. He would trail his hand down my cheek, my neck, my shoulder.

Repressed. I’m so repressed it’s hard to imagine more than that.

I make myself do it, make myself trail my hand down between my breasts, where it’s warm and velvety soft, where I imagine Liam would know exactly how to touch me.

You’re so beautiful, he would say. Your breasts are perfect.

Because Imaginary Liam wouldn’t care about big breasts. He would like them small and soft with pale nipples. That would be the absolute perfect pair of breasts for him.

And he would probably do something obscene and rude. Like lick them.

My hips press against the pillow, almost pushing it down to the mattress, rocking and rocking. There’s not anything sexy or graceful about what I’m doing. It’s pure instinct. Pure need.

The beginning of a climax wraps itself around me. Claws sink into my skin. There’s almost certain death, and I’m fighting, fighting, fighting for it with the pillow clenched hard.

“Oh fuck.”

The words come soft enough someone else might not hear them. They’re more exhalation of breath, the consonants a faint break in the sound. I have excellent hearing. Ridiculous, crazy good hearing that had me tuning instruments before I could ride a bike.

My eyes snap open, and there’s Liam, standing there, frozen. Those green eyes locked on mine. His body clenched tight only three feet away from me. He doesn’t come closer, but he doesn’t leave.

Orgasm breaks me apart, and I cry out in surprise and denial and relief. “Liam.

It goes on and on, the terrible pleasure of it. The wrenching embarrassment of coming while looking into the eyes of the man who raised me for the past six years.

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Author Q&A

Q1. Let’s welcome New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren, who’s here to talk about her writing process and her new book OVERTURE. We understand this is a taboo romance. Can you tell us about it?

A1: Thank you so much for having me!

I’m Skye Warren, author of dangerous and sexy romance such as the Endgame trilogy. My new release OVERTURE is about a violin prodigy who was orphaned as a child and the man who became her guardian. Their relationship is taboo because he has custody of her until she turns eighteen—when their relationship changes!

The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth—the desire she harbors for her guardian.

Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She’s all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her.

No matter how bad he aches for one taste.

Her sweet overtures break down the ex-soldier’s defenses, but there’s more at stake than her body. Every touch, every kiss, every night. The closer she gets, the more exposed his darkest secret.

She’s one step away from finding out what happened the night she lost her family. One step away from leaving him forever.

Q2: That definitely sounds like a forbidden romance! Tell us more about this violin prodigy…

A2: Samantha Brooks was a child prodigy, which put her in the global spotlight at a young age. Her father was a diplomat who traveled around the world.

She was twelve when he passed away, and Liam North took guardianship of her. Since then she’s strived to be a good girl, never stepping out of line, always following the rules.

Liam rules the household with efficiency from his military background, maintaining a sort of distance from Samantha even as his life revolves around her. As she turns eighteen, she begins to break the boundaries they’ve established for the past six years, and Liam is forced to confront his changing feelings for her.

Q3: Did you listen to a lot of violin music while writing OVERTURE?

A3: Since the heroine of OVERTURE is a classical violinist, music is a strong thread in the book. Shubert, Heifetz, and Vivaldi each get a nod in the book.

And there’s a particularly dirty scene set to Beethoven’s 5 Secrets.

The interesting thing is that I listened to so much instrumental music while writing my last two books, SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST and THE EVOLUTION OF MAN. But while writing OVERTURE, mostly 90’s pop. It’s funny the way music influences writing. It’s not always a direct line. It makes sense in my head because the Trust Fund duet had somber undertones while OVERTURE has a sexy and youthful vibe.

Q4: How do you get ideas for your books?

A4: It’s hard to pinpoint a single place for ideas. There are a million places for ideas. A million ideas that are constantly popping up. I actually don’t write them down when they come to me, because I know that the good ones keep coming back. In fact they won’t leave me alone.

For OVERTURE, I have to give a nod to the other books with this trope that have come before it. My favorite guardian ward romance is SEDUCER by Madeline Hunter. I also love NIKOLAI by Roxie Rivera and LORD OF ICE by Gaelen Goley. I read all three of those books years ago, and I’ve been waiting for the chance to write my own story with this element.

Q5: Let’s say thank you to Skye Warren for stopping by.

A5: Thank you for having me!

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