Wednesday, May 24, 2017

BLOG TOUR with GUEST POST and GIVEAWAY - THE VELVET CHAIR (Velvet Lies #1) by C.P. Mandara:

TITLE: The Velvet Chair
SERIES: Velvet Lies
AUTHOR: C.P. Mandara
GENRE: Erotica, Romance
RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2017
PUBLISHER: Chimera Books
PAGES: Approx. 185
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“Oh, darling. You’re going to be so easy to conquer.” His finger reached under my chin and pulled my face back to meet his. “I can’t wait to strip you out of that dress and watch you crawl around my home naked. I’m going to spank that delectable ass with every damn pervertible I can find. Hairbrushes, wooden spoons, spatulas, and I might even try a damn baking sheet. That ass of yours is always going to be prettily pink and perfectly swollen while you’re under my roof.”

My name is Mark Matthews. I own half of London, and the part I don’t own, I’m working on.

Life was all going swimmingly well until Michael Redcliff entered my life, demanding that I marry his daughter. Actually, swap demand for blackmail. He’s got goods on me that I want no one else to see, so for the time being I need to be his little lapdog.

I’ll marry his daughter. I’ll give him all the status, money and power he can handle… for as long as it takes me to get a divorce. You see, I can’t renege on our little arrangement – but she can. I give her a week. One week and she’ll be screaming the place down for her legal counsel.

I am never wrong.

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We had the chance to ask Christina a few questions about herself and The Velvet Chair! Here's what she had to say...

Q) Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

A) Okay, I’ve always been into BDSM since the age of about 13 when I read Anne Rice’s Beauty Chronicles. From there, I devoured everything I could in the genre. I guess you could say I have a dominant personality, with a softer submissive side - but only in the bedroom! The day job keeps me busy, and I’m also a columnist for Marquis Magazine (It’s a fetish magazine) - yet another outlet for my naughty ideas! My favourite thing in the world is travelling, but my preference is somewhere with sun, sea, and sand. Oh, and the other ’S’ word. You know what I mean, right? ;)

Q) How did you choose the genre you write in?

A) It’s a genre I’ve always loved to read. I’ve been a voracious reader all my life, so eventually I think I just had all these ideas in my head, and I needed to put them down on paper. I have so many half-finished stories on my laptop, they could keep me going for years! I also like to write in other genre’s though, like romance and paranormal romance. Science fiction may also be on the cards in a few years time. 

Q) Where do you get your ideas?

A) They are mostly products of my overactive imagination. I’m always daydreaming and the voices in my head are constantly whispering lol. 

Q) How did you come up with this book’s title?

A) It was a feature in the heroine’s new prison - which is her bedroom in the billionaire’s mansion - if she’s been a good girl. If she’s not, she gets the naughty room, which is basically concrete, cuffs and chains. Ooh err!

Q) What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?

A) The End. I always love writing THE END. It’s such a great feeling to know that all that hard work has come full circle. In this particular book, though, the last chapter was a whole lot of fun to write. It’s a little Romeo/Juliet in style, and I think most of my fans hate me for the cliff hangers I nearly always leave them with. 

Q) What project are you working on now?

A) I have a special agent BDSM novel called ’Sparks’ which I’m now writing, and when that’s finished I’ll get started on the sequel to ‘The Velvet Chair’ which is called ‘The Velvet Caress.’ That should keep me out of trouble for a bit! :)

Q) Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?

A) Yes - thank you so much for reading my work! A particular thank you to my street team fans who take time out their day to leave me awesome reviews and give me their feedback on ARC’s. You are THE BEST!

Q) Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?

A) Bwahaha! My books are purely all imagination. If you’re reading them, it won’t take you long to figure out why that is…


Christina Mandara is a USA TODAY bestselling author and tends to write dark romance with lashings of kinky naughtiness. Her favourite pastime is travelling, and if it involves sun, sea and… sand then it’s all good.

In her spare time she’s usually cuddled up with a good book, exploring the countryside or baking in the kitchen. In fact, she loves her kitchen so much she’s one of few woman who wouldn’t mind being tied to it! Her first and foremost love is writing, however, and more often than not you’ll find her on a laptop spinning tales of romance, erotica or dark, paranormal fantasies.

She’s a big fan of BDSM in all of its glorious forms, and her favourite item in the toy closet (a box simply isn’t big enough) is her riding crop.

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  1. Sounds like a really hot book, I love it!

    1. YES! I'm looking forward to reading this one as well. :)

  2. ♥ Thank you so much for hosting me! ♥

    1. Always a pleasure, Christina. Thanks for stopping by. <3

  3. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  4. looks and sounds fabulous! I just picked it up and I'm excited to dive in :) thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for being on the tour, Hazel! :)

    1. You're most welcome and thanks for having me! <3

  6. Thanks for the chance. Great cover

  7. The Velvet Chair sounds scorching HOT!!! Thank you

  8. I love the cover ! I can't wait to read this book !


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