Thank you Sasha for hosting me today! I’m very excited to talk about my newest release Her Wish, His Command.
Welcome back to CABR, Malia 🙂
What’s HWHC all about?
Her Wish, His Command is the third book in the Dominating BDSM Billionaires Series. The heroine, Anna, has been infatuated with her co-worker Jonah Granger for years. She finally gets the opportunity to pursue a relationship with him, but they have a few obstacles in their way.
Jonah is the brother of Marcus Granger, who was the hero in the first two books in the series. His Need, Her Desire (Book 1) is currently free at most online retailers.
His Desire, Her Surrender (Book 2) hit bestseller lists in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. I’m currently working on the fourth book His Passion, Her Temptation. Look for it in July.
HWHC is the third book in the Dominating BDSM Billionaires Series. Can these books stand-alone?
I think so. Book 1 and 2 both focus on the relationship between Tabitha and Marcus. Book 1 ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, but I think you can read it alone. Book 2 wraps up the relationship between Marcus and Tabitha.
Book 3 focuses on Anna and Jonah and the romance storyline for them is completed.
Book 4, His Passion, Her Temptation, focuses on Monica, the sister of Marcus and Jonah.
There is, however, a thread of corporate espionage that runs through all the books. This situation is not completely resolved until book 4.
So basically, the romance aspects are complete but there are some threads about the business that keep going.
Did Tabitha or Marcus surprise you in book 2?
I think I was surprised by Tabitha’s courage and strength. Choosing to enter into a D/s relationship is a very big decision and she doesn’t take it lightly.
Did you struggle to write a particular scene in Her Wish, His Command? Tell us about it.
I struggled with many scenes. However, one that sticks out is when Anna tries to explain to Jonah about her preferences. He doesn’t know that she likes to be dominated on occasion. Here is a portion of their conversation.
The time had come. After gathering her courage all day, she couldn’t put off the conversation any longer. She wanted to let Jonah know about her sexual interests. The suspense of not knowing how he would react weighed on her. If it turned him off, she’d rather know now.
Anna swallowed her worry. “Jonah?”
“Yes?” His attention remained on his papers.
She joined him at the table. “There’s something I’ve been meaning to discuss with you.”
“Yeah? Okay.” He didn’t look up.
Anna pursed her lips, her impatience growing. “Jonah, I need your attention for this.”
He stopped and looked up. “Sure.”
Anna took a deep breath. “You know the other day when we spent the evening at your apartment?”
“I certainly do.” His eyes gleamed with sensual interest.
Anna tapped her finger on the tabletop. “Okay. Well. At times, you were … forceful.”
“Did that bother you?”
“Oh no. Quite the opposite. I liked it. A lot.” Anna plunged ahead. “In fact, it’s kind of a thing of mine.”
Jonah scratched his chin, rasping against the growing stubble. “A thing?”
Anna tucked her hair behind her ear. “You know. A preference. When you take charge, it turns me on.”
Jonah leaned back in his chair. “So you like an assertive partner.”
“Maybe more than assertive. Dominant.”
Jonah’s eyes narrowed just a bit. “Dominant. Do you mean you want to be submissive?” As usual, Jonah zeroed in on the point.
Will you be attending any book conventions or signings this year?
Unfortunately, no. I hope that in the future I might be able to do something like this.
Spa or Beach vacation?
Favorite type of book to escape reality with?
A romance of course! Lately, I’ve been rereading many of my favorite historical romances.
If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be and why?
I thought about this question for quite a while. There are many things I’d like to experience that I never will. However, I think I’ll stick with what I have. The troubles you know are better than the troubles you don’t, right?
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Her Wish, His Command blurb:
Doctor Anna Foster may just get what she wants: sexy fellow researcher Jonah Granger. She’s been in love with him for years, but Jonah has always been more interested in work at his family’s business, Granger Pharma, than romance. Now that they’ve admitted their attraction, Anna may even be able to tell him what she really wants: to submit to him.
But Granger Pharma faces a hostile takeover. Sensitive data and samples are missing from Anna and Jonah’s lab; it may be corporate espionage. Everyone is under suspicion and, and they’re even beginning to question each other. Anna must discover the truth if she’s going to save both her job and her relationship with the man she dreams of serving.
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Jonah sipped from his cup. “This coffee is better than usual. What did you do?”
“I washed out the pot and filter?” Anna laughed and threw her braid back over her shoulder. Wasn’t playing with hair supposed to be a flirty thing to do? She glanced into Jonah’s eyes and saw his pupils dilate ever so slightly.
Jonah placed his cup on the counter. “I usually just dump the old coffee.”
Anna reached to top him off, making sure she grazed him again. She turned and put the coffee pot back in its place. Her hip bumped him.
“Anna?” he asked in a deep, questioning tone.
“Yes?” She paused. “Jonah?” She drew his name out on her tongue.
His eyes locked with hers. “What’s this about?”
Anna broke eye contact as his scrutiny became too intense. “What’s what about?”
“This.” He gestured toward her. “Is this about yesterday?”
Anna wasn’t sure where to go with her plan. “Yesterday?” She feared her manner gave the impression of stupid instead of coy.
“Yes, yesterday. We had a moment, for lack of a better term. Is this some game?”
Anna straightened. “Game? What is that supposed to mean?” Her voice lost its teasing edge.
“It means that either you are trying to needle me or maybe … maybe you want something?”
Anna frowned. “Those are the only two explanations?”
Jonah considered for an instant. “Anna, you’re not interested in me, are you?”
Anna thumped her mug on the counter. “Of course not.” Color rose in her face.
“Anna, about yesterday. I didn’t mean to be unprofessional.” His apologetic manner unnerved her.
“You were not unprofessional,” Anna bit out. What a disaster. Was he going to say something kind? Anna didn’t think she could bear the embarrassment.
Jonah took her hand lightly in his. Her hand trembled, and Anna was sure he felt it. “Are you afraid?” He looked into her eyes. “Or aroused?”
Anna swayed as his calloused thumb stroked her palm. The lab seemed to shrink, the walls gathering close around them.
He tugged on her hand, bringing to his lips. He nipped her fingertip.
Anna struggled to remain impassive as her blood surged. She sensed she hadn’t fooled Jonah with her imperfect façade of calm.
A predatory masculine smile crossed his face. “I see.” He sucked her fingertip into his mouth.
Malia Mallory’s bio:
Malia Mallory lives in Hawaii with her husband and daughter. She’s been working with words since alphabet blocks rolled into her crib, not only writing her own work but copy editing and proofreading the work of others. She has loved to read about relationships since she first sneaked off with her mother’s Harlequin.
Malia Mallory is the best-selling author of The ABCs of Erotica series, which covers the erotic spectrum from BDSM to ménage and everything in between. More releases in the series are on the way. She has also released the Mia’s Cop Craving series and Santa’s Backdoor Baby. Malia’s books have hit the bestselling erotica lists at both Amazon and iTunes. Her books are available in electronic format at major retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Sony, Diesel, Smashwords and AllRomance Books.
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