Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic,
paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing,
Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s
Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work.
Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark,
Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French
review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger
as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at
Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and
two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an
Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take
Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different
years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market.
She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in
Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.
Tell us about yourself...
I'm an admitted chocoholic (nope, I'm not going in for treatment). I've
flown a single-engine plane - scary but exhilarating, rewired an old house
using an "Electricity for Dummies" book, and was a child model.
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What inspired you to be a writer?
I can't recall a time when I didn't write. I wrote my first book
(illustrated it too) when I was nine. Since we didn't have a copier in the
house, I made copies by hand then took them around the neighborhood and
sold them to my friends' parents. My first book tour!
How did you choose your genre?
I've always liked romance so I decided to try to write one. I've also
written suspense and horror.
What made you tell this story and why did you write this book?
I loved the thought of Mercy's story in Make Me Surrender. She's
full-figured and doesn't consider herself a babe, but that didn't stop her
from going after two hotties - Travis and Dutch. She turns their world
upside down and captures their hearts. A real romance, IMO.
How did you come up with the title?
I usually go online and look at titles of songs then play around with
them, molding them to fit the story. Did the same here, but it didn't
work. Couldn't find anything I liked. I was watching Suits (cable TV show)
when the title just popped in my head.
What is your favourite scene?
When Travis and Dutch decide to have a wild night with Mercy. Wow. She's
stunned and ready to rock.
Tell us a little about your book?
Best way to do that is with the blurb - here you go:
She has a proposition…to win their attention, passion, hearts.
For over a year, Mercy’s had her eye on Travis and Dutch, two of the
hottest guys on the Oregon coast. Dark and dangerously virile, Travis owns
a saloon that caters to bikers. Dutch looks like one, right down to his
impressive tats, and operates a motorcycle repair shop on the premises.
When a position opens in the saloon’s kitchen, Mercy sees a way to be near
these sinfully sexy men, wanting the job and lodging, her cabin snuggled
Travis isn’t so sure about having Mercy nearby. She’s deliciously curvy,
but too nice. He’s into temporary fun. To Dutch, forever is a dirty word.
Imagine their surprise when sweet little Mercy encourages wild nights of
carnal pleasure with a dash of bondage and spanking…followed by friendship
Before she’s through, these tough guys will be the ones who’ve surrendered.
MAKE ME SURRENDER is part of this multi-book boxed set,
This collection of ten hot to erotic novellas and one short erotic novel will take you on journeys of lust, love, and adventure, leave you breathless and quite possibly in need of a cold shower.