Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Collar of Freedom by Alexandra I Blog Tour Interview

Title: The Collar of Freedom
Author: Alexandra I
Release Date: May 27, 2014
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Amelia Jones knows the truth; she lives and breathes it every day. The endless monotony of a loveless marriage, and years of domestic slavery stretch before her in minutes and hours that are destined to end in a mental breakdown.

Then Alexander Reeves walks through the door.

Her new boss is intriguing, charismatic and clearly driven by unspoken demons, and while Amelia knows she’s playing with fire, she’s relentlessly drawn to the man. Alexander is just as taken by her, but knows that giving into temptation can only end in disaster. When the couple succumb to a passionate, furious battle of the wills, Amelia is thrilled and afraid; Alexander’s erotic preferences are shocking to the uninitiated. The trouble is, wild as his life may seem, Amelia knows that he at least is living. Alexander may bring about her ruin, but he also holds the secret to her salvation, and Amelia prays she might be able to save him too.


About the Book:

Do you have a favorite character? Why is she your favorite?

Amelia Jones - just like her, my blood boils when someone is trying to make me submit. And then they get it. All of me. My wrath. In one go. 

What do you hope readers will get from your book? 

Wisdom to decide if they want to go forward into growth or step back into safety.

About the Author:
What inspired you to write this book? 

After nearly 20 years of avoiding romance books on purpose I have agreed to read Fifty Shades of Grey and needless to say, that book opened me up. Actually, it didn’t, what it did is made me stew in so much emotions that I just HAD to write something in order to lower the pressure in my head. 

Seeing what was happening around me, many of my friends getting divorce and being unhappy in general, I took off from there. And the story was written. 
Every woman at some stage in her life has been where Amelia is, and has done (whether in reality or only in her mind) what Amelia did. 
I wanted to portray the fact that those feelings are natural and that yes, the heroine found her perfect man but not always we act upon them. Often, when those feelings are not acted upon part of us dies. Therefore it’s down to us as human beings to decide if we want to step forward into growth or step back into safety. Amelia did step forward and she was lucky enough to find love. 

Hardest aspect of writing? 

Writing at night, when everyone is asleep. 

About the Future:
What’s next for you? 

Right now I am writing THE COLLAR OF SACRIFICE, hopefully to be finished and published by early December 2014. I have also started a new novel and preliminary reports say that it’s sizzling! 

One outrageous goal for the future?

I’m not modest so I’ll go ahead and say it. I want to sell 1 000 000 copies of The Collar of Freedom. That’s’ my goal. 

Do you have any advice you'd like to share with other aspiring writers?

Just do it. Don’t think too much. 

(Please visit my blog http://silvertonguedminx.wordpress.com/ I share interesting information about self publishing overthere.) 

According to Nietzsche, the best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer. Hmmm....Times have certainly changed since then. Shame? What shame?

Alexandra, a singing and dancing force not to be reckoned with, especially when she holds a microphone, is someone who imagined her life will be just like in the film 'Grease'. So she found her 'Danny', married him and right at this moment she is annoyed his car doesn't fly.

When she isn't glued to her trusty laptop creating magic, Alexandra prowls the pits of twitter ... find her there if you dare.

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