April 22, 2014

Blog Tour: Desperate Match by Lynne Silver, Interview & Giveaway!

Title: Desperate Match
Author: Lynne Silver
Series: Coded for Love #5
Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance
Publication: March 27, 2014

Abused wife, Jill Thompson knows she has to get out of her bad marriage. Like yesterday. With no money, no job and no friends, this small town girl can’t find a safe harbor. But when she sees a news report that The Program, a US military base, is seeking women to be matches for their genetically enhanced soldiers, she sees her opportunity. If she is lucky enough to be a match, her snake-mean husband, Jack, won’t be able to find her, let alone hurt her ever again.

Rowan Blacker, is the only soldier of his cohort to request a breed match. He’s the newest soldier on campus and thanks to his genetic defect, he feels like an outcast. Matching and breeding with a woman will help him fit in with the team. Unfortunately Rowan’s match is nothing like the sexy, fun woman he was hoping to romance. The woman they claim is his perfect DNA match, is a scared shell of a woman carrying a trunkful of emotional baggage. Against their better judgment, they move in together and as Jill shakes off the shackles of abuse, their attraction ignites. 


Engineered with superior strength, agility and acumen, the genetically enhanced soldiers of the top secret Program do the dangerous assignments no one else can. Now, they’re tasked with one additional job. Breed.  

But finding and convincing their perfect DNA match they are the right men for the job may be their most dangerous mission to date. And the hottest. Good thing, they’re Coded for Love.  



 Interview with Lynne!

1. Tell us a little about yourself and your latest/upcoming release.
Desperate Match is book 5 in my Coded for Love series. It can be read standalone, but I’ve heard from some readers that it’s better to read the whole series. So off you go to download the whole series. I’ll wait…Got it? Okay, good. Then you’ll see that Desperate Match features Rowan Blacker, a genetically enhanced soldier, with rather striking flaw. He was born minus his right arm. Living in a world where he’s supposed to be perfect, Rowan feels he has something to prove. He also has white knight syndrome which makes him perfect for our heroine Jill who is on the run from an abusive marriage.

2. Do you read reviews of your books? What do you do when you read a not-so-nice one?
I do read reviews, and though I have thin skin, I’m totally okay with 1-star reviews. They happen and this is a business. My books are my product, and I know I can’t please everyone all the time. In fact, some of my 1-star reviews are my favorite because they make me see aspects of my books I didn’t see before. They help me make my next book better.

3. What's your favorite thing to do when you're not writing?
I love spending time with my family. My boys are at this great age, where they’re independent, but will still tolerate hugs and fussing. We spend most of our weekends this time of year watching baseball- The Washington Nationals and Little League.

4. Do you have a book in your house that's just destroyed because you've read it so much?
I recently purchased new copies of the entire Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace. It’s turn-of-the-century YA. It’s my comfort read.

5. What was your inspiration for the book?
My inspiration for the series as a whole was two news articles. The first was about designer babies and how close science is to giving parents the option to pick gender, hair color etc… The second news article was a Valentine’s Day piece about the science behind finding your love match. Scent more than anything can help a person find someone who will breed healthy children with them.

6. What do you normally like to read when not writing?
I’m a romance reader. And I’m kind of rabid. If it weren’t a conflict of interest, I’d start a reading/review blog. My favorite authors are Kresley Cole, Eloisa James, Lisa Kleypas, Nalini Singh, and Kristan Higgins.

7. What is your favorite holiday?
If you’re reading this, we’re right in the middle of my favorite holiday of Passover! It’s a crap-ton of work, because my family is pretty religious (Yes, I’m the Orthodox erotic writer. I respect the irony) and we switch all our dishes etc.. for Passover. But I love the Seder, and I love that this week is set apart from the rest of the year.

8. Describe your main character in six words.

One-armed, handsome, snarky, confident, loveable, sexy

9. What are you working on now?
In August, I will be part of an anthology with some other awesome writers. The theme will be “Brought to his knees by Love” Alpha males are going down!! Look for more info on my website or on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/BroughtToHisKnees?ref=hl

10. Can you share a teaser of Desperate Match with our readers?
“I want you here. These past few weeks of living with you…they’ve been awesome. Do I wish we were having sex? I won’t lie—yeah, I do. But not until you’re ready. You need to want it bad.”

When he said it like that, she thought she might want it bad. She opened her mouth to tell him, but he kept talking.

“Nothing fun about an unwilling bed partner.”

I wouldn’t be unwilling, she thought. Just scared. Actually, more like terrified. Terrified, but intrigued. She’d only had sex with one man in her life, and he was abusive and selfish. What would it be like to sleep with a handsome soldier who always went out of his way to show his concern for her? Probably amazing.


This is or That

Cat or Dog? Cat
Ice cream or Sorbet? Donut. But there’s this place in my town called Pitango which makes some seriously good sorbet & gelato.
Heels or flats? Flats (I’m 5’8)
Knives or sword? A good Wusthof knife
Coffee or Tea? Hot cocoa
Iced tea or hot tea? Nantucket Nectars ½ Lemonade ½ iced tea is nectar from the Gods.
Snow or rain? Snow. But I grew up in Miami and didn’t see snow until I was 18!
Movies at home or Movie Theater? At home, snuggled in bed with my honey.
Soda or Juice? Juice- lemonade or my Nantucket Nectars
Twitter or Facebook? Pinterest! But I’m on Facebook & Twitter.
Actual book or eReader? Both, but I prefer actual book.
Actual book or Audiobook? Actual book. I can’t process audiobooks
Spring or Summer? Spring! (Except for the pollen counts)
Fall or winter? Fall
Long Sleeves or Short Sleeves? short
Young Adult or New Adult? Adult Adult
Vampires or Werewolves? Werewolves- it’s the whole mating for life thing
Ghost or Zombies? Zombies- Do they remember being human? Do they miss it?
Action movies or Chick flicks? Chick flick
Horror movies or Mystery movies? neither
Mountain views or Ocean views? Ocean- I grew up in Miami!


About Lynne

By day, Lynne Silver lives the suburban soccer mom life; volunteering with the PTA, doing laundry and working. By night she enters the sensuous world of alpha males and passionate heroines. She calls the nation’s capital home and lives in an old fixer-upper with her husband and their two sons. When not writing romance, she reads it. Lots of it. Over and over and over again, preferably with a bag of M&Ms in hand.



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