In the Spotlight: Lynnette Bernard
In the Spotlight: Lynette Bernard
John knew the moment he saw Jamie that she was his mate. His vision had given him a glimpse of the woman who would fill his life with the love and acceptance that he craved. She had appeared to him completely naked, beautiful, and pregnant, but the sadness in her eyes haunted him.
Jamie’s life had been one of isolation. She always took care of everyone else and had learned the hard way that love would not be a part of her life. That horrible night so many years ago had shattered her hopes for the future. A future with her would hold only emptiness.
John knew better. Jamie was perfect for him. She would bring fun and caring into his life. She would accept him, his mixed heritage, and his need to dominate without reservation. She would be the mother of his children and the keeper of his heart.
How many books do you currently have published? Three published:
Beckett’s Wolf Pack, Triad Mates 1, Laurie’s Loves came out in March 2012.
Beckett’s Wolf Pack, Triad Mates 2, Babies for Nikki is now available for pre-sale at Siren BookStrand and will be released on August 28, 2012.
And John’s Vision just released. This has been a big year for me.
Do you have anything in progress right now? I’m working on the second book in the Cowboy Mates, Psychic Connections Series. It’s call Touching Deuce and is Deuce and Gracie’s story. I’m also working on the third book in Beckett’s Wolf Pack, Triad Mates Series. It’s called Susannah’s Saviors and is Carter, Susannah, and Drew’s story. I have several other series started and mapped out that I’m working on also.
What is your favorite type of Hero/Heroine to write about? I like my characters to be kind people who are unselfish, and when they love, they love totally. Life is too hard and people can be very mean. I want my characters to represent how I think people should be and be role models for people to want to emulate and look for in their relationships. We all deserve to be treated with respect and kindness. I think it’s important that people not settle for anything less.
What genre do you prefer to write? I’m pretty open. Depending on my mood, I like paranormal, contemporary, and science fiction. I like writing ménages as well as M/F romances. I haven’t written any M/M romances but I have an idea for a series.
What is the hardest part of writing for you? Finding the time to write. With a full time job, it’s tough to dedicate the time needed to write but I fight for every minute and often lose sleep when I’m in the middle of a creative spurt. I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Advice for aspiring and new writers? Don’t give up. There’s always going to be critics and unkind people. If you hone your craft and are prepared with the skills needed to write, you’ll be ready when you catch your lucky break. Just know how lucky you are that there are so many opportunities out there for a new author. The ebook publishing market is huge, and most of the publishers are open to anyone for submissions. Take a chance. What could happen? They could say no, but they could also say yes. Go for it!
Do you use photo’s for visual inspiration when creating your characters, or just your imagination? When I write my novels, the characters are just a picture in my mind, but they are a very clear picture. They don’t look like anyone famous, but when I have to submit information to the artist who does the covers for my books I search images on the web to find people who look like the way I’ve pictured the characters in my mind. So far, the artist has been dead on, and the books represent an amazing likeness of the characters.
Who did you dedicate your first book to? My father. He was my best friend. He loved me unconditionally and supported me in everything I did. There was not a moment in my life when I wasn’t sure that my dad loved me and enjoyed my humor and my intelligence. He was an amazing man and a wonderful father. I miss him terribly.
How do you come up with inspiration for your books? For the Beckett’s Wolf Pack Series, I was inspired by the paranormal world. I thought it would be interesting to have matings be in triads and wanted the characters to know their matings were destined from the start so their love could be deep and fast growing.
For the Cowboy Mates Series, I have to be honest, I’ve always been obsessed with cowboys. I’ve always known them to be honest, hardworking, and kind, and have fantasized about them since I was a young woman. I thought it would be interesting to have these cowboys be blessed by the Great Spirit so that they would be marked with a mating mark when they found their soul mate.
Are you Male, or Female? Female
What would we find in your fridge if you were to do an episode of MTV Cribs? Fruit, water, broccoli, chicken and hamburger. Pretty boring, really. J
What’s your favorite color? Red
What’s your astrological sign? Cancer. I’m a definite water child.
Elevator, Escalator, Stairs? Any of them, depending on the situation. I like the feel of going up an escalator though. Weird? Maybe, but I think it’s cool.
Coffee, Tea, Soda? Tea with honey. Delicious!
Favorite Movie? Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
IMOP that’s one of the best musical’s ever!
What song is on your iPod/Mp3/Stereo right now? I have a pretty eclectic selection of music. Right now my stereo is set to the Country Music Station. I don’t play music while I’m writing, though, because it distracts me and I tend to pay attention to the song instead of the writing.
Favorite Rainy Day activity? Writing/Reading/Sleeping!!
The Good Stuff:
If you had to pick one item to bring to the bedroom with you what would it be? A man.
What is your guiltiest pleasure? Pizza, and doing absolutely nothing for a change.
Thong, Bikini, Full Coverage, Commando? I’ll never tell.
Lovemaking, Wham Bam, Kinky Fuckery? I think a little of each is good, depending on the mood.
Tall Dark and Handsome or Playful Funny and Sexy? I like the playful, funny and sexy ones, although tall, dark and handsome is good, too!
Biker, Musician, Artist, Construction Worker or CEO? Construction Worker. I like a man who works hard and is good with his hands
Getting to know Lynette has been a blast! I LOVE her taste in movies! 🙂
Find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lynnette.bernard
Now read an excerpt from her August Release Babies for Nikki! http://www.bookstrand.com/babies-for-nikki
Alex covered her body with his own, gently pulling the soft robe away until her naked skin was covered by his. She could feel his hard shaft nudging against her pubic bone, and she opened her legs to him so that he settled comfortably within the cradle of her hips.
Instead of pushing deep inside her as she expected him to, he slid down her body, kissing her mouth, her chin, her neck as he made his sensuous descent. Settling against her breasts he peppered gentle kisses across the fullness of them, holding one firmly before circling the rosy nipple with his tongue, laving it repeatedly before latching onto it and pulling it deeply into his mouth.
She moaned at the sensation and strained upward, arching her back so that her breasts were willingly offered to him. His soft growl of happiness made her smile, and she turned to look at Butler as he gently drew her face toward his to meet his waiting kiss. Before she could utter a sound, he took her mouth in a fierce kiss that left her breathless and wanting. She loved the taste of him and sucked on his tongue as he searched her mouth.
He groaned at her boldness. Pulling away slowly, Butler peppered kisses down the column of her neck, laving the soft skin of her shoulders and settling against the soft mound of her breast. He palmed it gently and closed his eyes in total joy at the feel of her filling his hand. A vision of her suckling their cub at her breast flashed through his mind, and he quickly shielded the thought from Nikki but allowed Alex to see the glimpse of their future with their delectable mate.
He heard the responding growl from Alex and knew that his partner had the same reaction to the vision that he did. Warmth spread through his body at the sight of Nikki nursing one of their babies, and he knew in that moment that he was lost to her. He was totally and irrevocably in love.
Nikki was awash in emotions and feelings. Both men worshiped her body, touching, kissing, caressing, until she was writhing beneath them, the pain in her back and neck forgotten as she gave herself over to the beauty of their touches. The gentleness of these two powerful men humbled her, and she was determined to show them the same tenderness and caring when they finally allowed her to take some control. For now, she was happy and willing to give them complete control over her.
She had never felt so cherished. She was hesitant to think it, but she truly felt for the first time in her life that she was deeply desired, and maybe even cared for.
She was aware of Alexander kissing his way down her body, and she opened her legs to him willingly as his massive shoulders spread her widely. She knew she should feel embarrassment at being so exposed, but she couldn’t think beyond the next kiss, the next touch. She wanted them both with a fierce desire that she could never have imagined. When Alex spread her legs and opened her sex, she couldn’t prevent the mew of frustration that escaped her as he did nothing but look at her.
Butler pulled away from her breast with a loud pop and looked down at Alex, growling at the immediate release of fluids that escaped her body. Reaching down, he gently caressed her mound and rubbed his palm against it as his middle finger followed a path down the slick opening of her body. He felt as if his chest would burst with happiness as Nikki pushed into his touch when he carefully inserted his finger deep within her.
“Butler,” she moaned as the thickness of his finger invaded her and pushed deep inside her. She loved the feel of him inside her and wanted more. It wasn’t enough.
“I have you, baby,” he whispered against her neck, just below her ear. “You’re so wet for us. Do you want us to fill you up?”
“Yes,” Nikki moaned as he pulled out of her slick passage to drag his coated finger up to her clit and rub it gently. “More, please.”
“Oh, sweetness, we’re going to give you so much more,” he promised, drawing his finger away and bringing it to his lips to suck it into his mouth. “You taste so good, Nikki,” he told her.
Before Nikki could answer, Alex nudged her clit with his nose as his tongue delved deep inside her and laved her with a ferocity that left her breathless. He growled at the pure joy of her response and latched onto the swollen bundle of nerves with a possessiveness that stole her breath away. Licking and drawing it into his mouth, he bit down on it lightly as he reached up and inserted two fingers deep inside of her, pumping slowly and curling his finger to touch the spot inside her that would make her soar.
This read was SMOKING HAWT! Snap it up quick!
As Always remember to Live, Laugh, and Love like today is your only chance!~Lori