Author Spotlight – Tina Donahue

Today I’ve got the wonderful Tina Donahue back talking about her most recent release, Carnal Takeover. This one is a must-read! Get your copy today on Ellora’s Cave.

Rather than just plying with the obligatory blurb and excerpt (both of which you’ll find later in the post) we decided that a character interview was in order. Let’s take a moment to get to know Alexandra, the main female character.

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1) Name?

Alexandra: They call me Alexandra Waite.

2) Occupation?

Alexandra: Technically, I’m the manager of an Alaskan energy project for my grandfather, Lucius. Unfortunately, I’m also his whipping boy at times. *sigh*

3) Describe yourself to the readers.

Alexandra: Wish I could say I’m gorgeous and thin. I’m not anywhere near—

Daniel: Bull, bull, bull.

Alexandra (whispering now): You’ll have to forgive Daniel, my guy. He thinks I’m hot.

Daniel: I heard that. And I don’t think it, I know it. You are so going to get it for downing yourself.

Alexandra: Oh yeah? (Whispering now). Daniel likes kink. Well hell, so do I. But to answer your question, I’m five-eight and about a-hundred-and—hmmm, let’s just say I’m curvy and leave it at that. I have long chestnut hair and blue eyes.

Daniel: (shouting in the background) You’re gorgeous!

4) Tell me about a day in the life?

Alexandra: Ha-ha. That would be trying to stay warm. It’s freaking cold up here. I’m in charge of a group of engineers, Daniel included, who work on my grandfather’s energy project. Trust me, it’s no day at the beach.

Daniel: The nights are nice.

Alexandra: Oh yeah.

5) If you were trapped on a desert island and could take only 5 items (other than clothes) what would they be?

Alexandra: Daniel, Twinkies, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, my laptop and water.

6) Give me your list of favorites:

Food? Twinkies

Music? Anything by Kelly Clarkson or Lady Gaga

Hobby? Eating Twinkies

Color? Blue

7) If you’re looking, what qualities would you look for in a mate? If you’re not, humor me anyway. 😀

Alexandra: A guy who likes me exactly as I am, warts and all.

Daniel: (shouting again) You’re gorgeous!

Alexandra: Yep, that’s the kind of guy I want.

Now that we’ve met the characters a little bit, let’s find out what this book is all about, shall we?

During the day, she’s in charge—at night, he’ll take command of her body, their desires…

Dominance and discipline. Alexandra hungers for both from Daniel, the lead engineer on her Alaskan energy project. She imagines him punishing then mounting her while his team watches. Full-figured, Alexandra hasn’t had much luck with guys, especially ones so potently male. To change that, she invites Daniel to teach her submission to his most carnal needs. She also invites his men.

For too long, Daniel’s craved Alexandra’s lush figure and smarts. However, she’s his boss, it’s not wise to mix business with pleasure, and no damn way does he intend to share her. After one lusty night of her submitting to him and his men, Daniel claims Alexandra as his sub. On his terms. No regrets. No strings.

Yeah, right.

Tell that to their hearts.


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Daniel fingered the hem of her tee. “This comes off now.”

Without waiting for direction, Nat lifted Alexandra’s arms above her head, holding them there. Daniel inched the soft tee past her tummy and the waistband of her boxers, her navel, torso, bra. His cock stirred at the delicate blue color of her lingerie. Dainty lace and flowers embellished the sheer fabric that barely hid her nipples. Her areolas were more of a strawberry tint than a pale pink, much as he’d imagined.

Something inside him shifted, bringing everything into sharper focus, electrifying the moment. He ran his fingers up her creamy torso, so silky and hot his breathing grew strained. Her tummy trembled. She pushed to her toes.

With his hand on her shoulder, Nat eased her back down.

Daniel pulled off her tee and tossed it aside. The swells of her breasts trembled with her small snatches of air. “Keep her still,” he said to Nat.

You got it.” Again, he held Alexandra’s arms behind her back.

Her skin flushed.

Daniel wasn’t certain if her reaction was from anticipation or embarrassment. If she’d only pretended to be an old hand at this and tonight was her first time at kink.

He should have asked, but didn’t. She knew how to stop what was coming. All she had to do was speak out. If she did, he’d leave her alone even if it killed him.

Until then…

He worked the front clasp of her bra. A whimper poured from Alexandra, followed by her soft moan. She pulled her shoulders forward.

If she’d done that to hide herself, it hadn’t worked, increasing her cleavage instead. Fueling his desire.

With Nat still holding her wrists, Daniel took full advantage. Unclasping her bra, pushing both cups to the sides, exposing her breasts.


She straightened in what might have been surprise, which pushed her boobs closer to Daniel.

He wasn’t about to complain. The warm air in here did nothing to smooth her nipples. They were tight with her arousal. He longed to cup them in his palms, but held back, not wanting to rush this. Alexandra needed to experience her nudity and submission fully.

He spoke to Red and Junior. “Lower her boxers and underwear.” Turning to her, Daniel smiled. “That is, if you wore any.”

The color in her cheeks couldn’t have been higher. Still, she offered a negligent shrug, defiant again as though she needed to prove she was a badass. “I did.”

Yeah? You won’t have it on for long.” He stepped back and crossed his arms over his chest.

With the skill of well-rehearsed porno stars, Red dropped to Alexandra’s right side, Junior to her left.

Nat kissed her neck again.

This time, Alexandra didn’t notice him in the least. Her attention remained riveted to the other men. They slipped their fingers beneath her elastic waistband and dragged the boxers to her mound, then over it, pushing the garment down her thighs. The boxers dropped to the top of her shaggy boots.

Daniel’s throat constricted. Her bikini panties were the same blue as her bra, the fabric as sheer, and showed him something he couldn’t quite believe. Red also stared.

Forgetting himself, Junior whistled.

Alexandra moaned. Nat was back at it, suckling her neck. He had her attention for a split second, until Red pulled on the right side of her panties, Junior the left, lowering them. The fabric clung briefly to her slit, proving how wet she was. It clearly excited the young men and wasn’t doing Daniel’s health any good. If his heart thudded any harder, it’d burst.

Tugging faster, Red and Junior pulled her panties down.

They got the underwear to the middle of Alexandra’s thighs before they stopped at the same time.

Daniel moved closer, no longer able to resist the wonder of what he saw. She had a tat above her mound. Delicate leaves etched into her pale skin along with two tiny butterflies fluttering above them, the design in a stunning blend of blue, white, and black.

That wasn’t the end of it. Her pussy was smooth, nothing but endless skin, the same as the day she’d been born.

Damn. Alexandra Waite was an enigma Daniel hadn’t expected. In all the times he’d seen her on the job, she’d always worn her hair in a braid, no makeup, her clothing no different from his. Who would have guessed it hid these delights?

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About Michelle Roth

Michelle Roth is a novelist from the Great White North (Toronto, ON). When she’s not disappearing into foreign lands, or making two perfect strangers that she invented fall in love, she’s probably curled up somewhere with a glass of wine and a good book. In her spare time she is typically hanging out with her awesome boyfriend and their two equally awesome cats. She likes taking road trips to nowhere in particular, cooking elaborate meals then making other people do the dishes, and being nerdy on the internet. Her books are currently available on
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One Response to Author Spotlight – Tina Donahue

  1. authortinadonahue says:

    Thanks for hosting me today! 🙂


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