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Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for SWEAT by Coco Gem, a Erotica/Romance available now from Urban Legends Publishing.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found at the bottom of the post.




Sweat

by Coco Gem

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GENRE:   Erotica/Romance

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BLURB:

“The Tryst” tells the story of one woman desperate for the approval of her very dominant partner and the lengths she is willing to go to in order to earn it.

“Me, Her, and Him” suggests that the best way to get over an old man is to get under a new one... especially when his gorgeous wife comes as part of the deal.

From stories of love and passion like “The Elevator” to stories of sheer carnal, insatiable desire like “Bad Girl,” Sweat chronicles the stories of women who take control of their sexuality and go after what satisfies them most—at any cost.

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EXCERPT:

Excerpt from “The Club”

I am a girl who plays it safe.
Every Friday night, I soak in the tub, pour myself a glass of pinot noir, and curl up with a good book or movie. I am usually deep under my covers by midnight at the latest, every single Friday night. This Friday night started off the same as every one before it. Halfway through my soak, I received a text. It was pretty simple. An address, and the words, Come out and play.

At that moment, I decided that, tonight, I would not be the safe girl. I would let caution go down the drain with my bathwater. I could be responsible tomorrow. I climbed out the warm, soapy water, wrapped myself in a towel, and walked into my closet.

Twenty minutes later, I catch my reflection in the rearview mirror... Not bad. My chocolate skin is clear and beautiful, and my hair blows in the nighttime breeze. My lips and nails are a brazen, come-fuck-me red, and they contrast with the simplicity of my outfit—a semi-tight fitting black dress (I am braless, because only good girls wear bras) and black Chucks. My freshly scrubbed body smells like cocoa butter and black soap. I turn the music up louder and sing along with the filthy lyrics, careful not to miss my exit. I reach my destination, find a place to park, feed the meter, and send the text I know he's waiting for.


AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

I don’t have an intended audience. I write stories that I think everyone can relate to. Even though Sweat is a compilation of erotica stories, I believe the characters and plots to be realistic enough that anyone of any age who enjoys erotic fiction can relate.


How did you come up with the title of your book or series?

Each of the stories in the book recounts a sexual experience in great detail. Sweat seemed like an appropriate title for such a hot compilation.


Who is your favorite character from your book and why?

My favorite character is Ms. Williams, the main character in The Elevator. I think I like her most because she grapples throughout the story with the residual hurt she feels from a failed relationship. Despite the hurt and disappointment she experiences, she takes a chance with Andrew and does not allow her past experiences to ruin her chance at happiness in the future. I think she’s immensely brave.


How about your least favorite?  What makes them less appealing to you?

I struggle with Syndey, the character in “Regret.” I believe her decision to have sex with her ex in a crowded club to be an exciting decision but a very selfish one. Sydney is only interested in sexual gratification and though her ex has strong feelings for her, she is unaffected by the passion between them and walks away from him with no problems. I wanted to include Sydney in this way because I believe her behavior to be similar to how many men behave. I wanted to challenge the stereotypes we have concerning what is appropriate behavior for women. Sydney is cold and emotionless, the complete opposite of who I am.


If you could change ONE thing about your book, what would it be?  Why?

I would’ve added a few more stories.


Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series.

Sweat is a compilation of several short stories that almost never saw the light of day. I wrote the first story, The Elevator, several years ago. I’d just experienced a breakup and wanted to write a story about a character who found love in the midst of crippling pain. It was my first erotica story, but it meant the most to me because I based the emotions of the main character on what I was actually experiencing at the time the story was written. As years passed, I wrote the other stories included in this book, not for any particular reason, just for fun with no intentions of sharing them. Last year, a friend of mine read through several of the stories on my hard drive and urged me to send them to a publisher. I wasn’t particularly interested in publishing them, but she thought they were good and I didn’t have anything to lose by sending them in. I sent them to a publisher and the rest is history. These stories, that I never intended to do anything with, have become my first published project, and I’m really proud of that.

Where did your love of reading/storytelling/writing/etc. come from?
I’ve always been an avid reader. I’m an only child and spent so much time during my formative years being engrossed in books. I’ve always loved literature and had a great respect for words. I’ve loved reading since I can remember. My parents are also avid readers, so they set great examples for me.


Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?

I am a really good cook. I’m also pretty creative when it comes to designing table centerpieces. I’m very artsy and creative.


What's the strangest thing you have ever had to research online for your book?

I spent hours once trying to come up with a poison strong enough to kill a man that was undetectable in an autopsy. I settled on thallium salt, which is something I’d never even heard of before this research.


How can we contact you or find out more about your books?

@Authoralisa on Twitter
@Author.Alisa on Instagram
Alisa R. Hyman on Facebook


What can we expect from you in the future? What are you working on now?

I’m working on my first full-length novel, but I don’t have the attention span to work too long on it. I’m also still writing short stories and have a collaboration with another author in the works. I’m working on a book of poetry and short essays.


What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

Tell other readers about it. Spread the word!


Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?

Be resilient. Build a following via social networks by making your self accessible. Build online communities. Once people feel connected to you personally, they will support anything you do. Be yourself. Transparency builds rapport. And write what you enjoy!


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

CoCo Gem was born on June 1, 1982, in Washington DC. An only child to older parents, CoCo became an avid reader at a young age, and has always had a love for words. “I didn’t have any siblings, so I found my friends in books,” CoCo says. “It wasn’t long before I’d read every book on my bookshelf and was asking for weekly library visits.” All throughout school, CoCo maintained As in English, and she went on to major in English Arts at Hampton University. She graduated and became a high school English teacher, and, for the next 9 years, shared her love of literature and writing with high school students in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
CoCo is an avid fiction writer who tends to focus on the less explored aspects of humanity, including overwhelming sexuality, the heaviness of human emotion, and the constant battle of consciousness. She has several published short stories available for purchase on Amazon, and she continues to write and publish stories on her personal website, www.alisahyman.com. Sweat is CoCo’s first book. Set to release in June, Sweat is a compilation of erotic short stories and poems that explore the sexual limits of her characters and entice readers to be more exploratory in their own sexual practices.
CoCo is currently working as a freelance writer/editor and content developer, helping entrepreneurs to develop the content necessary to build their websites and promote themselves. She is also ghostwriting two novels, and is planning to collaborate with other authors in the future. CoCo has one 14-year-old son and lives in the suburbs of Washington, DC. She sees herself one day landing on the New York Times Bestseller list… if she can ever sit still long enough to write a novel of her own.  




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GIVEAWAY  

Coco Gem will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

July 10: Christine Young
July 11: Books, Dreams,Life
July 12: Independent Authors
July 13: Sharing Links and Wisdom
July 14: Romance Novel Giveaways
July 17: The Reading Addict
July 18: Erotica For All
July 19: Wendi Zwaduk ~ Romance To Make Your Heart Race
July 20: Long and Short Reviews
July 21: EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads
July 24: Up 'Til Dawn Book Blog
July 25: Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
July 26: Fabulous and Brunette
July 27: Readeropolis
July 28: The Avid Reader

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8 comments:

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

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  2. The excerpt sounds very interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway.

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  4. Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway :)

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  5. Who is your favorite book character? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  6. What is your favorite book villain of all time? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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