xmlns:og='http://ogp.me/ns#' Kryssie Fortune: An Interview with Brandi Evans and an Excerpt from her Book His Forbidden Submissive.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

An Interview with Brandi Evans and an Excerpt from her Book His Forbidden Submissive.

 Submission or freedom? No matter which path she chooses, her life will change forever.

Please welcom Brandi Evans as she shares some fascinating facts about herself

What is your writing environment?

Silence. My ADHD requires it. At the very least, there can’t be any words being spoken, so TVs and crowds are out. I can listen to classical music or music in a foreign language, but words I understand distract me. Like seriously. ;-)

Oh, and there are lots and lots of Starbucks cups scattered around me. My Muse thrives on cinnamon dulche lattes, often with extra shots of espresso. All I know is if I don’t strike it rich sometime soon, my Muse may bankrupt me.

What is your writing process?

Feeling my characters. As in going deep into their thoughts and practically becoming them. Understanding them. As a result, my stories are very internal, which I like. On the flip side of things, however, becoming my characters often leaves me feeling emotionally spent.

What is your favorite scene in your new release?

Hands down Vivian’s first bondage scene. *fans self* The anticipation, the vulnerability…the massive amount of orgasms she has before her Dom, Brock, takes mercy on her. What isn’t to like?

What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available?

The next story in my Restrained Fantasies series. I’m tentatively calling it Reading His Sub, and it features Dom detective Carter Burkes and sexy, curvy bartender Raven. I’m also working on a cowboy ménage featuring two half brothers and the cowgirl they both want. Plus, I’ve gotten right back on some of my older stories, so I’ll have those going soon.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Reading, spending time with my kids, and finding new excuse for not cleaning. :-)

What is one interesting fact about you that readers don’t know?

I’m painfully shy and socially awkward. Very much so. Being online, however, is much easier for me. I guess it’s that buffer of anonymity that allows me to be myself, and it keeps that nagging voice in the back of my head in check so I can relax.

Top 3 things on your bucket list?
1. Go on a European tour.
2. Kick city life to the curb and build a tiny house out in the middle of nowhere so I can live in peace.
3. Take my kids on a year-long, cross-country, home-schooling road trip.

Where are you from?
Currently, I call central Arkansas home. I say “currently” because I moved around a lot, both as a kid as an adult, but I’ve been here almost ten years now. Guess having kids roots ya, LOL.

When and why did you begin writing?

Well, one day at lunch, I was bored and decided to finally put pen to paper and tell the story that had been flying around my brain for years. No really, that’s what happened, LOL. I’m weird like that.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

Honestly, I’m still not sure I do. It’s weird. I do it. I love it. I can’t imagine doing anything else. But sometimes—okay, a lot of times—I just feel like I’m faking it.

What inspired you to write your first book?

My very first book has yet to see the light of day. It’s hidden away deep in the recesses of my computer. I take it out every once in a while, and say, “Ya know, I’m gonna clean this up and get it out there.” But yeah, I never have. The writing is pure crap, LOL. Still, I like the story. It’s a murder mystery with a serial killer and chance love, which was always my favorite genre. Is it weird that I don’t write it anymore? (I probably don’t want to hear the answer, LOL.) But the story just came to me, and it’s, honestly, still my baby.

Do you have a specific writing style?

Have you ever seen that meme that says “My housekeeping style is best described as ‘there’s been a struggle’”? Well, I feel like my writing is a lot like that, LOL. At least in the beginning. I get an idea, and I just go with it. As a result, my stories turn out to be very “internal”. I utilize deep POV to really get in my character’s head because I like knowing what makes my characters click.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Hmm. It’s probably the same thing I always want people to grasp. That love trumps hate. That love isn’t about gender. That love doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It’s about finding the one person in the world you can’t live without, holding on for dear life, and riding it out, no matter where the romance takes you.

What books have most influenced your life most?

Hands down, that would be the Harry Potter series. I’d lost my love of reading for a while there (*gasp* I know!) and J.K. reawakening it in me in a big way. I also really enjoy Suzanne Brockman’s Troubleshooters series. I think I found that series when she was on book 7, and I went on a massive reading binge!

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Stephen King. He seems so no-nonsense, giving credit where it’s due and slashing those deserving of criticism. I find that simultaneously uplifting and terrifying. I’d have to work extra hard to keep from getting daily verbal thrashings. ;-) Besides, one of my all-time favorite writing quotes came from him.

“Sometimes you have to go on when you don’t feel like it, and sometimes you’re doing good work when it feels like all you’re managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position.”

What book are you reading now?
I just finished 1984 by George Orwell, and I promised myself I wouldn’t start anything else until this draft is finished, LOL.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

I hang out with authors (online), so I’m always meeting new authors. So yeah, new authors are always grabbing my attention. Well, new authors to me. ;-) And there are way too many to list, LOL.

What would you like my readers to know?

That I love talking with readers, so please visit the contact page of my website (brandievansauthor.com/contact.html) to find all my online hangouts, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram…

Do you take your character prep to heart? Do you nurture the growth of each character all the way through to the page? Do you people watch to help with development? Or do you build upon your character during story creation?

Yes, yes, yes and yes, LOL. Feeling my characters, a in going deep into their thoughts and practically becoming them, understanding them. As a result, my stories are very internal, which I like. I also enjoy watching people at Starbucks. More than one character from my stories were seeded from people I saw there.

Have you found yourself bonding with any particular character? If so which one(s)?

Yes. Brock, the hero from His Forbidden Submissive. He’s a Dom with a heart of gold. As if that alone wasn’t enough to make him the most desirable man on earth, he’s also a (good) bad boy. Tattoos everywhere. Shaved head. Six pack. Muscles big enough he could bench press a small mountain.



Have you ever felt that there was something inside of you that you couldn't control? If so what? If no what spurs you to reach for the unexperienced?

Always. I call them The Voice in my Head, aka my stories. They can get rather insistent.

If you could have dinner with 7 fictional character, who would they be?

That’s a tough one. Hmm... Let’s see. (In no particular order)

1. Dumbledore.
2. Harry.
3. Hermione too really.
4. Sherlock Holmes
5. Gideon Cross
6. Gandalf.
7. Brock (from His Forbidden Submissive. Sorry, I’m just really in love with him!)

To find happiness, she must do something she swore she’d never do again. Let a man control her.


After beating cancer, Vivian goes on a mission to cleanse her life. First on the list, kicking her cheating, controlling husband to the curb. Second, she must discover the answer to a question that’s been haunting her. Is the love she harbors for Brock, her bad-boy brother-in-law, genuine or a chemotherapy-induced illusion?

Brock loves a woman he cannot have, his brother’s wife. To claim her would be a betrayal. He knows loving her is wrong but he can’t help it. So when circumstances bring them back together, he can no longer deny his forbidden attraction, and they unite in a fury of passion, lust—and bondage.

But Vivian isn’t prepared for Brock’s BDSM lifestyle, no matter how sexy he looks with his tats and leathers. After ten years with a controlling husband, submission is terrifying—but so is never being with Brock again.

Submission or freedom? No matter which path she chooses, her life will change forever.

Publisher’s note: His Forbidden Submissive contains adult material, including very strong language, depictions of bondage and discipline, and graphic descriptions of sexuality. If you do not care to read such material, please do not open this book.

Purchase Links
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Brandi-Evans/e/B004D05W56/
Book Page on Brandi's website: brandievansauthor.com/hisforbiddensub.html
Amazon buy link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XGFTB2L
Blushing buy link: http://www.blushingbooks.com/item/bbdd1217/brandi-evans-his-forbidden-submissive/1.html

“Get  on your knees, my  pet.”

But,  like  with  his  last  command,  she  hesitated.  A  war  must  have  been  raging  inside  her,  the conflict  revealed  in  her  darkening  eyes.  She  wanted  to  submit;  she  didn’t.  Maybe  he  could  offer  a little, um, encouragement.

“You  got  a  good  look  at  my  world,  but  while  you  were  taking  everything  in,  I  was  watching you.  I  got  a  good  sense  of  what  turned  you  on  and  what  made  you  feel  uncomfortable.  And  now I’m  going  to  use  what  I  learned  to  help  your  inner  desires  come  out  and  play,  just  like  you  asked.” He  kissed  her  nose.  “I  gave  you  a  lot  of  liberty  earlier.  I  wanted  you  free  to  ask  questions,  see everything,  but  that  liberty  ended  when  you  gave  yourself  to  me.  From  here  on  out,  you  do  what  I say when I say. Is  that  understood,  sub?  Say  yes,  Sir  if you understand.”

“Y-yes,  Sir.”

“Good  girl.”  He  stroked  an  index  finger  against  her  temple,  cheek,  and  neck.  “Do  you remember  your  safe  word?”

She  nodded.

“I want  to hear you say  it.”

“Red,  Sir,”  she  whispered.

“Very  good.  If  you  use  your  safe  word,  I  will  stop  whatever  I’m  doing,  no  questions  asked, but  remember  this—”  He  tightened  his  grip  on  her,  not  enough  to  actually  hurt,  but  enough  to  get her  full  attention.  His  next  point  was  important.  “Your  safe  word’s  not  a  word  you  throw  around when  you’re  a  little  uncomfortable.  Aside  from  severely  pissing  me  off  and  interfering  with  my ability  to  read  you  properly,  you’re  never  going  to  get  a  good  evaluation  of  your  own  sexual threshold.  You’ll  never  know  what  really  turns  you  on  or  turns  you  off  unless  you  truly  allow yourself to experience  the  lifestyle…

Author Bio

Brandi Evans was raised by a caravan of traveling Gypsies. She spent her days learning the ways of her people and her nights lost in legends as old as time. Okay, not really, but that's way more interesting than the truth!

In reality, Brandi grew up the oldest child of an ordinary family. Grade school, middle school, high school. Nothing extraordinary happened until she left the nest. She joined the military, went to college, got married, and became a mom. And somewhere along the way, she discovered she liked to read—and write!—stories hot enough to melt eReaders.

Social Media Links/Contact
Email: brandi@brandievansauthor.com
Blog: http://brandievansauthor.blogspot.com/
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Special Note
I’m doing a big giveaway that I’d like to share on the blog tour. Here’s a link to the blog where I spell out the details: http://brandievansauthor.blogspot.com/2017/02/want-to-name-book-character.html.

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