Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tell Me About it Tuesday Welcomes H.K. Carlton!

Today on Tell Me About it Tuesday I am welcoming fellow TEB author, HK Carlton! I am so excited! The book looks like an AWESOME read! Thanx for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the interview!!!!!!

Q. Do you do any special research for your novels?

For one of my historical romance novels, The Devil Take You, I did a ton of research. The setting is 1307 Scotland, during the Wars of Independence. Some of the characters in the book were real people as were several of the events that occur during the novel. I wanted to be certain they were correct and chronological. As well as making sure that dialogue, costuming and geography for the time was correct and believable. I had a lot of fun though.

I also had to do a little bit of reworking geographically in my erotic time-travel romance, Lost Time, and my editors were also able to point me in the right direction, so to speak, since they live in the UK.

Q. Whats your favorite genre to read? Do you write it?

Not so long ago, I would have said historical romance. That’s what I used to read 90% of the time and that is what I began writing. I thought that was my genre. But I have found that I really enjoy writing erotic romance. And reading it too, when I have the time.

Q. What are you working on right now? Can you tell us about it?
I was working on several projects, all in the erotic genre. But I put them all on hold when a good friend and fellow Total-E-Bound author, suggested that Streetlight People needed a follow up. I am diligently working on Toni’s story. (when I’m finished, fingers crossed that it gets accepted)

Q. Did you ever write a character you didnt like? Or one that gave you problems, going against your intentions for them or your story?

The character Gard in The Devil Take You, is a thief, a liar, a cheat, a marauder, a murderer, a rapist and just about every other rotten thing you can think of for the time period. But somewhere along the way, the heroine was not the only one that fell for him. He is so completely flawed that I just wanted to fix him. But I knew that I needed to keep him a bad ass all the way through. He demanded it.

Okay...enough with the business questions! How about some fun stuff. You know, just between the two of us.

Q. The opportunity to go on a surprise vacation arises. You have 90 minutes to pack and get to the airport. Where will you go and what will you pack?

I would go to Scotland, with hopes of finding my missing Highlander. And I would not need a return flight. (sorry hubs) I would pack my laptop, Kindle, some clothes, my daughter; if I could convince her to come with, and I’d worry about everything else when I got there.

Q. When YOU read, what do you like to pick up?

It used to be historicals first, now I pick up whatever strikes me at the moment. I can read anything in any genre if it captures my interest.

Q. If they make a movie about your life, who do you want to play your part?

Alyssa Milano 

Q. Tell us one thing about you that might surprise us...it can be a secret...we won't tell. :)

I do not own a passport and I need to apply for one right away to go on that fantastic trip to Scotland to seek out my absentee Highlander.

Drumroooollllllllll please.....

Tell us about your new book!

My recent release in the erotic genre is entitled Streetlight People, an m/f/f ménage story, about some college kids who do a little experimenting. I hope you like it. 


We all have hidden desires. Sometimes we conceal them, even from ourselves.

Andrea, your average college co-ed, has signed up for some extra courses at the local university, but so far the only thing that has sparked her interest is the sexy guy on campus with the tight-fitting jeans, muscle-hugging T-shirt and ever-present shabby cowboy boots. From their fiery exchange of awareness, the admiration is not completely one-sided.

After a miserable day at her part-time job and a few drinks, Andi takes a walk, only to find herself in the arms of her campus crush, Street. As the two get to know each other rather robustly against a storefront window, Street’s girlfriend appears and issues a deliciously steamy proposition.

Andrea soon realises she’s about to get a crash course in down-and-dirty street smarts that she won’t soon forget, under the smouldering tutelage of Street and his exotic-looking girlfriend, Toni. Apparently, you can score anything on the street these days—even a threesome!

After a frenzied night of satisfying experimentation, Andi sneaks out while her two companions sleep, escaping the particularly awkward morning after. But in the stark light of day, Andi has to admit that her feelings for Street are more than simple infatuation, and Toni isn’t a part of the new equation.

Could Andrea possibly hope Street might feel the same?


Oh, God. There he was. Sexy Campus Guy. I didn’t know his name and that was okay with me. That way, when I fantasised about him, I was free to give him any name I wanted. I could call him something dark and dangerous, like Rutger, if that’s what I was feeling that night—or if I was in a soft, romantic mood he was Rogan. 

I snorted at my own silliness and climbed up the ladder for the tenth time. I was hanging decorations for the monthly university mixer. I didn’t usually help out with this kind of thing, but they were short-handed so I’d volunteered to help. And—bonus for me—SCG was here too. 

I stabbed the tack into the soft ceiling tile, hanging up yet another green streamer, then looked down over the heads of the other students. 

I spotted Sexy Guy’s blond head immediately. He was head and shoulders taller than most of the other guys. He was explaining something to one of the other students, gesturing with his big hands. I took the opportunity to check him out. 

He was wearing a tight, green school T-shirt with short sleeves that cut right through the middle of his biceps, showing off the nice swells of muscle there, and a pair of snug jeans. They were skinny, tight, and although I’d have liked to know all his secrets, I appreciated the slightly baggier fit in some places. 

From across the room he looked up at me, still staring at him from the ladder, and his mouth took on a lopsided grin. I scooted my way down the ladder. 

I have a boyfriend, I had to remind myself. And SCG had a girlfriend, I was pretty sure. 

"Hey, Andrea, will you quit mooning over the eye candy and go grab me a new roll of tape?" one of the other volunteers asked, laughing at me. 

I did as she’d asked, then tossed it up in the air as I passed under the ladder she stood on. She caught it. "Thanks." 

"Don’t mention it." 

I had one more streamer to hang to finish the row, making almost a shower effect in the school’s colours. I stepped up the rungs one by one and realised at the top that someone had moved the ladder—but if I stretched I could still tack the streamer in the right spot. 

All of a sudden, I heard clapping. It got louder. I turned to see what the commotion was and realised a group of guys had gathered behind me and were applauding my ass. One of them even held up a piece of paper with a sloppy ‘9.9’ on it.

"Thanks, guys." I bent in a mock bow. "I‘ll be here all week," I quipped, climbing down. Guys were so easily amused. 

"How about less clothes and a pole next time, Blondie?" Sexy Campus Guy commented in a low voice as he sauntered by. 

I closed my eyes for a split second. Ooooh, I thought, I’d take the chance to dance around his pole any day.
When I turned back around, he’d climbed up the ladder and his appealing package was at eye level. I stared. Like an idiot. 

I swallowed the extra saliva that seemed to have gathered in my mouth as I looked at the…not quite a bulge because he wasn’t hard, but the very nice hint of what might be concealed inside. Apparently, I was easily distracted and entertained as well. 

Fuck! I had to get out of there. And the first thing I was going to do was break up with old What’s-His-Name.

This looks like such a fun, hot read! I can't wait to check it out! Thanx for stopping by and sharing, HK!


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Twitter: @AuthorHKCarlton


  1. Replies
    1. Anytime HK. It was a blast! Come back and see me some other time, too! ;)

  2. Loved the interview, ladies. You just reminded me that I have to get a new passport with my married name. I don't have one either!

    This looks like a fabulous read. Have fun writing the sequel!

  3. Glad we could be of help, Normandie! :D
    Thanks for stopping.

  4. Love this interview H K and Chrissy! I'm fascinated by Gard - I haven't written a really rotten character yet, but I love reading them. I like the ideas of redemption and finding something to love in everyone. And Streetlight People sounds fabulous - this is a different excerpt than I'd read before, and now I think I'm going to *have* to read it... poor me. ;)

    1. Hi Bebe. Yeah, it's nice to have a good guy, but there's something entirely intriguing about a bad boy.

      Hope you enjoy SLP, Bebe. :D

  5. Hey, Chrissy and H. K., great interview. Cool cover. Good luck with sales.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Marsha. TEB does put out fantastic covers!

  6. Another great interview! Congrats on both your new releases!

  7. Congratulations on your recent releases HK. As you know I loved Streetlight People and look forward to reading Toni's story.

    You need to get a passport for RT in New Orleans ;)

  8. Great interview HK! Gard sounds intriguing in the Devil Take You.

    Congrats on the releases and all the best!