Friday, May 24, 2013

Virtual Book Tour: Dangerous Submission

I had the privilege of meeting and getting to know today's author, Lori Toland, when she came to St. Louis for BishieCon, a yaoi convention,  as a Dreamspinner author, where I was not only one of the authors but a member of the convention staff. She is a very sweet, very pleasant and very lovely lady! Today she not only answered my questions, but she's talking about her newest release, Dangerous Submission, which I'm putting on my TBR list. Lori will be awarding a $50 Amazon, B&N, ARe, or Loose ID GC (winner's choice) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. The more often you comment, the better your chances of winning! To find the other stops on the tour, go here.

The Questions
1)      You’re marooned on a small island with one person and one item of your choice—who is that person and what item do you have?

My husband and a long distance radio to call for the plane to come rescue us. I enjoy solving problems.  But
I would also enjoy the time it takes for the plane to get there, especially if there was a nice little hut and a bed (woo hoo!)

2)      Which musical would you say best exemplifies your life – and which character in that musical are you?

Oh gosh. I don’t watch musicals. I’ve just barely started watching movies and only really because Kele Moon drags me off to them. I’ve been a major book worm for my whole life.

3)      Take these three words and give me a 100 word or less scenario using them:  xylophone, scold, flagellation

I set my mallet on the xylophone as the band leader continued to scold me. His harsh tone grated on my nerves and I ached to turn him over my knee to give me a taste of his own medicine. This would be the last time I would take it before turning the wheels on his flagellation. I would show him a thing or two.

4)      You’ve just been let loose in the world of fiction, with permission to do anyone you want. Who do you fuck first and why?

OMG Tony Terranova or Stefan. I can have a threesome, right? (Sorry, Drake. You’re big and really sexy hot but Tony… yum!)

Tony is submissive yet he’s very commanding and in charge outside the bedroom. The combination is so brilliantly sexy and I think Bradley thinks so too.

5)      What is your idea of how to spend romantic time with your significant other?

Usually over favorite idea of spending time together is hanging out in our living room, with our cats sprawled
out around us. Either myself or my husband (or both) is reading or perhaps playing a game.

6)      When you start a new story, do you begin with a character, or a plot?

I usually have a flash from a scene, like a movie still. It has to be enough to keep me interested through weeks and months of creating this world for the two (or more) characters. If it is, I get a book out of it, but I always write the scene down. I always use it later on at some point.

7)      If they were to make the story of your life into a movie, who should play you?

This movie would be the most boring show ever. It’s mainly me doing a lot of bookkeeping, ordering supplies, calling companies to complain about money transfers. That’s why I take so many pictures of my cats. Mid-call, one of them will do something cute and then I say, “I must run to the Internet to share!”

8)      Who’s your favorite horror villain and why?

Ooh. I’m not sure if he would be considered a “horror villain” or not but definitely Pyramidhead from Silent Hill. He’s an interesting creature for sure.

   9)    Do you have an historical crush and if so, who is it?

Ooh. Not really. I admire a lot of past famous historical figures and we’ve learned from their many mistakes over the years. My husband is much more the history buff than I am.

10)   Is there a story that you’d like to tell but you think the world isn’t ready to receive it?

I don’t really worry about whether or not the world is ready to receive my story. It’s all about whether or not I’m ready to write the story.

Dangerous Submission
by Lori Toland



British Agent Drake Steele never thought when he was hired on at the Serious Organised Crime Agency that his job would involve spanking a co-worker. But when the colleague is Lord Robbie Covington, the sexy red-headed computer hacker for SOCA and MI-6, Drake can't agree fast enough to pop Robbie's cherry and pull him into the sensual world of BDSM.

Now they are caught up in a web of lies as they pose as members of the jet-setting crowd. Drake and Robbie have to race against the clock to stop a weapons haul that could threaten the safety of all Europe. As their covers begin to fade and danger is closing in, protecting Robbie is Drake’s most important task, but neither man is ready for the moment when their hearts are put on the line.



As we reached the edge of the crowd surrounding the presentation area, a blond gentleman stepped in front of us. “Robbie Covington, it’s been quite some time since you’ve been to Prague,” he said in accented English.

“Joseph!” Robbie exclaimed and widened his eyes. “I’m surprised to see you here.”

Joseph pulled Robbie loose from my hold and hugged him hard. “I can’t believe you’re here.” Joseph grinned. “You said the last time we talked it would be a couple years before you could come here. Why didn’t you ring me to let me know you’d be in town?”

“I didn’t know until the last minute,” Robbie said as he pulled away and smiled. “It was a surprise.”

When they separated, the thick gold-and-diamond bracelets surrounding Joseph’s wrists disappeared beneath his sleeves again. They proclaimed him a slave, most likely to the dark-haired man standing right behind him.

“I apologize for my slave,” he said. “But he was so eager to see his old schoolmate again, he forgot his manners completely. I’m Erich.”

“Nice to meet you. I’m Drake Steele.” I shook his proffered hand as the other men separated.

Joseph dropped his gaze. “I’m sorry to have embarrassed you, Sir.”

Robbie opened his mouth, no doubt to give Erich a piece of his mind for being high-handed. Gripping his elbow to stop him, I sighed indulgently and then pulled him back to my side. “It seems we both have insolent subs. I’ll punish him later,” I said with a chuckle.

Joseph’s dom smirked. “I think my sub needs it now, or he’ll never behave properly tonight. Care to watch?”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

CEO by day, erotic romance writer by night, Lori Toland lives in Orlando where the summers are hot but the romance between her characters is even hotter. Writing since the tender age of 13, Lori somehow finds time to play video games and watch movies while taking care of her beloved cats and a husband who will forever be her hero.




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  1. A most interesting Q&A thank you. Loved it.


  2. I, too, enjoy a quiet life with my hubby and cats!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  3. LOL... your practicality on the island is commendable (I'm talking about the radio -- the bed/hut aren't as practical, but certainly more enjoyable). Mnark111 AT gmail DOT com

  4. Great interview, I enjoyed reading it.


  5. Loved rthe interview!


  6. I loved the interview. It was very interesting.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  7. Love the mental image of Lori and Kele Moon at the interview!


  8. Thanks for the great interview. I love the interjected images.

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  9. Thank you both for such a fun interview! This sounds a great book.

    awindandbooks at gmail dot com

  10. Thanks for the interview and the excerpt. Where are redhead slaves available ? Want one, but probably don't qualify for membership...
    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  11. I never read a M/M book before, but the reviews on Goodreads are quite impressing. Dangerous Submission will be my first! :-)
    alifeamongbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. Loved the interview. Your island answer was great and I am with you about not watching mucicals or movies (I can barely sit & watch a tv show, lol). I would much rather read, although I have gotten into Netflix lately (right now I am watching past seasons of Sons of Anarchy all in a row, lol).
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  13. Thank you for having me by today! :) All of the comments were terrific!

  14. This sounds like my kind of book :)


  15. Nice interview :D


  16. Thanks for sharing! What a fabulous interview :D

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  17. Hi Lori,
    What a trooper on the questions. The only musicals I ever saw were Disney I would say my life would have to be like Finding Nemo.

    Thanks for your book excerpt and your interview pluckiness.

    morgankwyatt AT juno DOT com