Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Inside The Lines by Ally Bishop - Author Q&A

Inside the Lines         


What happens in love might destroy you...

Or remake you all together.

I make a living offering men and women their ultimate fantasies…as submissives of the mysterious Mistress Hathaway.

I've never surrendered to anyone. That's not the way it works. Or rather, not the way I operate.

But when the gorgeous Fin MacKenzie shows up in my life, he throws everything out of balance.

Now I'm not sure who I am anymore, and I'm questioning everything.

What woman can turn away from a gorgeous Scotsman, especially when he sets her body on fire and her heart ablaze?

I have to stop it…us. I can't keep going like this. It will ruin everything I've worked so hard to build.

Who am I if I surrender to him? Worse yet, who am I if I don't?

 Length: 238 pages
Genre: Sexy romance, erotic romance
Heat rating: Get out your summer wardrobe—things are about to get hot!
You can read Inside the Lines at:

Q&A with Ally Bishop

              Please tell us a little about yourself….
              I’m a freelance editor and publicist, and I moonlight as an author. J I’ve been writing for pay for years—articles, blog posts, etc.—but my heart has always been in writing novels. I’ve written at least four that will never see the light of day.

              How/when did you decide to write?
              I don’t think I decided. It was always a part of me. I started writing on a Brother electric typewriter when I was eight, and no one could stop me.

              What is one thing about you that your readers would find surprising or never guess about you?
              I’ve been on a high-speed car chase, and I’ve been shot at.

              Tell us a little about your latest book/release/WIP?
              Inside the Lines is a sexy romance about Lux Trace, a Dominatrix at a crossroads: will she always be defined by her sexuality, or does she need something more out of life? When the sexy Scot Fin MacKenzie shows up,  he turns up the heat—and forces Lux to start making choices that she’s not comfortable making. Will she play on the dark side? Or will love show her a new direction?

              What’s one thing that you enjoy most about writing? Least?
              My favorite thing is creating characters that are as real in my head as anyone else I know. Developing them, drawing them out of their shells...there is nothing quite like it. I’m fortunate enough to have had years of experience, so it’s a lot easier now than it was years ago!
              My least favorite part of writing is when the inevitable “stuck” moments arrive. Every writer gets ‘em (even if they deny it), and they can be frustrating to get through! But if you’re willing to turn your story on its head, you’ll find your way.

  • ·         Who is one of your favorite authors that you enjoy reading?
  • ·         Diana Gabaldon – her Outlander series taught me that characters could feel real, could be less than perfect, and could steal your heart.

 Quickie Questions
·         Milk or Dark chocolate?
·         Dark!

·         Coffee or tea?
·         coffee

·         Leather or lace?
·         leather

·         Hard & Fast or Long & Slow?
·         Ooo, depends on my mood. ;)

·         Favorite junk food?
·         Chinese food

·         One thing (object, not people) you can’t live without?
·         My iMac

·         One unusual item in/on/around your workspace?
·         A glass skull with a string of Christmas lights tucked inside – it’s my nightlight. J

·         Favorite adult beverage?
·         Hm...I like several, but my current favorite is whipped cream vodka, Coke, and vanilla ice cream.

Bio for Ally Bishop:

When you do something effortlessly and people commend you continuously, you have found your gift.
That’s what I tell people all the time. And it’s true.
I get story. I always have. I started writing when I was 8 on a Smith Corona (the electronic kind — I’m not THAT old). I wrote stories in every spiral notebook I had. Eventually, I graduated to a Mac (yes, I’m one of THOSE people). I imagined new worlds, emotional conflicts, and HEAs while I waited at stoplights or wandered the grocery store. But here’s the thing: I didn’t just dream it up and write it down — I critiqued what I read. I knew when ideas were good, and when they stunk. I ran writing groups, judged creative contests, and eventually got two graduate degrees in writing. That’s right: I love it that much.
So here I am, years later, writing kickass heroines and devastating good guys, along with some mystery and vampires thrown in (I promise: THEY’RE COMING). And what’s really cool? I do what I love. Wanna write a success story for your life: I promise you, that’s it. Do what you love. And hopefully, you can make a living at it too. That’s the golden ticket, Charlie.
And chocolate doesn’t hurt, either…
The serious stuff:
I have an M.A. in creative writing, as well as an M.F.A. in creative writing with a focus in publishing. I produce two podcasts, host one, and am a freelance editor and publicist over at Upgrade Your Story. In my free time (what is that, exactly?), I read, workout, game, and converse. I’m a high introvert despite my extroverted behaviors, so you’ll find me behind my computer most days. I’m married to the wild and brilliant Billy Crash, have two dogs who are filing to change their species designation to “human,” and can often be found wandering Manhattan in search of the perfect writing spot.

You can find me at Twitter at @upgradestory & @allyabishop, Facebook, Pinterest, and my website.

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