#AussieWeek with Sami Lee

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Wild Crush, Book 1

Champion surfer Ty Butler is living the dream—a great career, a globe-trotting lifestyle, and his pick of women. Then a visit to his hometown forces him to face Summer Campbell.

A decade on, she still gives him an adrenaline rush to beat the biggest waves. She’s also as unavailable as ever, or so he thinks. When the truth comes out, Ty decides it’s time to lay old ghosts to rest—and lay Summer flat out in bed.

Ten years ago Summer committed the ultimate sin by falling for her sister’s boyfriend. She rejected Ty’s love out of duty, even marrying another man in an attempt to move on. An attempt that failed. She never forgot Ty—or the havoc loving him wreaked in her life.

Her body wants to finish what they started long ago. Her head tells her she can indulge in a wicked affair with no regrets. But when the pro-surfing tour inevitably calls him away, her heart could crumble like a sandcastle beneath his feet.

Warning: Book contains hot sex with a hot surfer. Might warm your heart and heat up a few other parts, as well. Might even inspire you to chuck it all in and chase the endless summer.

Hi everyone. My name is Sami Lee and I’m an Aussie (sounds like I’m at an AA meeting doesn’t it? – Australians Anonymous). I write contemporary romance—some of it sweet, most of it sinful—in my copious amounts of spare time. Er, not actually. I fit it in around work and family commitments and dream of the day I can be a full-time author who goes to work in my slippers. Actually it would be my thongs (that’s what we call what you guys call flip flops. Yes it does cause some hilarious misunderstandings), but you get the drift. I write because I love it and I don’t know where I’d be without it. You can check out more about me at my website, or on Facebook or twitter. I’m also on Pinterest and Goodreads

A huge thanks to the girls at Got Fiction for having me today!

Where in Australia do you live?

If you look at a map of Australia you can see that has the little point at the north eastern tip. I live in that state—although the tip is still about 3-4 days drive away. It’s kind of a big country

Tell us what made you start writing?

I my teens I started writing stories in the back of my English notebook when I was bored. It was so much fun I never really stopped.

Your favorite quote?

Elmore Leonard “Try to leave out the parts people skip”

Your plane goes down and you and the pilot are stranded on a tropical island. No phones, no supplies. You…

  1. Freak out! Cry and have a nervous breakdown.
  2. Go Native. Fashion a “Blue Lagoon” outfit and settle in for the duration. Let’s see what that pilot has under those clothes.
  3. Put your pilot through his paces; let’s make him build a bonfire and catch some food.
  4. Your own answer.

I’d do a, b and c, in that order

What names do you write under and what genres?

I write contemporary romance of varying heat levels as Sami Lee. My two most popular books are a sweet romance with a baby on the cover which contains no sex scenes, and a hawt MMF menage that has sex dripping from every page (nice image huh?). Everything in between those two extremes, I write, although I do tend to be more comfortable in the erotic category.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure food?

Oooh, probably Mexican food, closely followed by caramel praline ice cream

Since you already live in paradise, where in the world do you dream of traveling to, and why?

I’ve always wanted to go to Canada and Alaska, do one of those tours of the Rocky Mountains and the glaciers. Probably because it’s so completely different from where I live and looks so beautiful

What is your next book? And when does it release?

I’ve just written the follow up to my latest Samhain Publishing release Unforgettable Summer. It’s called Irrepressible Jasmine and it will be released in 2014, hopefully around mid-year but I don’t have a confirmed date yet. I may also be dipping my toe into the self-publishing waters in early 2014 with a little story called Rendezvous, so stay tuned.

Dogs or Cats?

I’ve had dogs all my life so I love dogs, but I have nothing against cats. I’ve often wondered if I’m a dog person simply because I was raised with dogs and not cats. Alas my husband refused to get a cat so I guess I won’t be finding out anytime soon.

Finish this sentence: When I write I absolutely can’t do without …

Silence! I mean I can do without it if I absolutely must, but I get up early before everyone in my house so I can work without distractions and now I crave that quiet time to be alone with my words.

Excerpt:

My latest release is called Unforgettable Summer and it’s a red hot contemporary romance novel about a world champion surfer and the girl he never forgot. Here’s a fun little snippet from the book:

“I get the feeling there’s more you’re not telling me.”

Ty’s words made Summer fear her thoughts were showing on her face. “There’s no more. The surf tour has groupies, I gather. It must be hard for you to distinguish one blonde from another. I’m not surprised you don’t remember.”

“Well now, are you calling me a slut?”

Rather than being bothered by the assessment, he seemed rather smug. Men. “I wouldn’t know anything about your habits in that area.”

“I haven’t been a monk, if that’s what you’re asking.”

“I’m not asking anything.”

“Seems like you are. So what is it you want to know? How many? My usual type? What positions I prefer?” He held up his hand and used his fingers to check the answers off. “I haven’t exactly kept count. I like women who make me laugh and I can stay friends with after. And I’ve always been partial to a good hard screw against the wall.”

Summer gritted her teeth against the swift rise of heat his description evoked. “Thanks for that mental picture.”

Ty smirked. “You’re welcome.”

“I wasn’t being serious.”

“You’re always being serious. I’ve never met anyone as serious as you.”

“Must be the circles you travel in.” Which were evidently filled with easy, laugh-a-minute women who enjoyed being drilled hard into a wall like a Phillips-head screw. Summer’s marriage had not been characterized by such encounters, and she didn’t think they sounded very romantic. More like dreadfully uncomfortable—possibly even injurious. Most definitely unappealing.

Tell that to the liquid heat gathering in your belly.

Shaking off that traitorous thought, Summer turned away. “I have to go. I have a client coming soon.”

Ty trailed her as she headed to the cash register. “Why are you always running away from me?”

Summer began unloading the fruit, yoghurt and prepackaged salad she’d selected onto the counter. “Have you considered the possibility it’s because you’re rude and vulgar, not to mention prone to oversharing details of your sex life?”

His smile held a wealth of secret knowledge. “I haven’t shared any of the really interesting parts yet.”

Blurb:

Catching the one that got away could be the ultimate ride.

You can purchase Unforgettable Summer at Samhain, Amazon or your favorite ebook retailer.

Cheers,

Sami

 

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