Hello Hurri and welcome to The Hat Party! <3 Thank you so much for subjecting yourself to the RANDOMNESS that is a Raine O'Tierney interview! Please don your best hat, and let's get started!
What one food item do you consider to be your arch nemesis?
Potato chips. Yep. Can’t have them in the house. Or in the car. Or at work. Really. I would eat them. All. It doesn’t even seem to matter that I would get sick. I love them.
On a scale 1 (super chill) to 10 (falling apart at the seams) how cool are you under the pressure of blurb writing?!
Totally cool. Maybe a 2 or 3 tops. Don’t get me wrong. I suck at it, but I don’t stress about it either.
If you could go back to any point in your personal history and give yourself a message, when would you go and what would you say?
This is a tough one. I never had great self-esteem so I have often thought to go back and tell my pre-teen self I am awesome, just like everyone else. I would want to make myself believe that great attitude, like I try to keep today, means so much and can change everything.
A genre-specific virus has attacked you, rendering you INCAPABLE of writing your chosen genre. What do you do now?!
Write Sci-Fi and mystery. That’s what I started out writing. My very first novel, The Third Journal, is a sci-fi mystery. I never was able to get it published and now it needs tons of updating. But, yeah, mystery and/or Sci-Fi.
Describe yourself using a literary quote.
It is better to write for self and have no public than to write for public and have no self. (Cyril Connelly)
What is your 3-word zombie survival plan?
Drink more wine (Because drink ALL the wine is four words)
You have 200 words—Make. Me. Swoon. (PLEASE!)
His eyes smolder as he leans in and kisses me, his tongue pushing through my lips, claiming my mouth. Oh! He’s so fucking hot. One arm pins me against him with a firm palm on my ass, the other holding the back of my head, tipping me, so he can devour me. His lips leave mine to travel down my throat, nipping and licking, sending my senses soaring. That hand on my ass massages and reaches lower, between my legs, and I am so ready for him. Suddenly my back is against the wall, my arms held above my head, and my shirt is no longer in the way as those lips and tongue and teeth descend on my breasts, making me whimper. Oh fuck! Somehow he has gotten my pants undone, that hand diving down and in-between, finding my opening, going deep into the wetness. Those rough fingers explore slowly, grinding inside me. I spread my legs to give him total access as his thick wet thumb finds my clit and works it until I can’t take it anymore. He shoves his fingers in hard again and again as I come. Then he whispers, “Round one, nine to go.”
What makes you inexplicably happy?
Very selfish here but a great review or realizing I have been able to help someone or when I can make someone in my family smile. When any of that happens I feel like I got a hug from God.
Worst mistake you’ve made in your career and what you’ve learned from it?
Allowing and trusting a former boss with my password to my personal email so that they could “un-attach the business email” from it. Back then I guess that was the way it worked. In order for me to get my job email anywhere they attached it to my personal email. Unfortunately, my boss decided to go through my personal email as well and VERY unfortunately I had exchanged some not so very flattering emails about her with another employee. This was at the end of the company anyway, they had decided to close the business and I had already left, but it was incredibly embarrassing and I hated that I hurt her. I hated more that she did what she did. She broke the trust as well. Just a bad situation. I learned that I should NEVER give out a password. Way too much temptation. I also learned that “bad mouthing” someone is never good or right, especially doing it in writing. I learned that particular lesson AGAIN when I gave a few bad book reviews. It was before I was a writer myself and when I was ripped with the very first review I ever got it nearly destroyed me. I never want to be the cause of anyone having that feeling ever again.
And finally, for THE most important question of all: what kinds of dachshunds are the BEST kinds of dachshunds?
Someone else’s Dachshunds.
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Hyden has just met his fated mate, Graham - in the middle of a territorial war. Not the best timing. But now that Graham's here, Hyden can hardly let the little pup escape, which is what he will do if he finds out Hyden is an Alpha. With the Mating Moon scant days away how will Hyden convince the smaller Graham that not all Alphas are selfish bastards? And he's going to have to because blood fever will not be ignored and Hyden can already feel it taking over his senses. Once it does, there will be no turning back. Hyden might have to resort to handcuffing the pup in order to make sure he doesn't bolt off into the night. Hmmm. Not a bad thought. He might have to do that anyway…
The Video: https://youtu.be/9eWKlbVHDCA
Author: Hurri Cosmo
Title: Hyden’s Law
Publisher: Hurri Cosmo
Genre: M/M Romance
Tags: Gay, Wolf Shifters, BDSM, D/s, Bondage, Erotic Romance, Fantasy
Heat Level: 4
Length: 28,000 words
Graham watched as color rose on Hyden’s face. “Yeah. That’s it. The Mating Moon.” He choked and backed up, away from Graham. He turned and headed into the living room. “So what do you want that you had to scare the hell out of me for?”
Graham groaned. “It’s a stupid class I took because I thought it would be fun and easy. But I think the professor is trying to flunk me. I have to do something absolutely fantastic, or I won’t pass. I can’t afford to flunk any of my classes. I really, really can’t.”
“So what do you need for me to do?”
“Um… strip?” Graham felt his face become hot. If Hyden had been an Alpha, there would have been no way he would even have approached this subject. But because Hyden wasn’t an Alpha, this just might have a chance of working. The man had an incredible body, and that’s what Graham needed. If he could capture that body with his pencil, there would be no way the professor could flunk him.
“Excuse me? Just what kind of class is this?”
“Art.” Graham realized he was rubbing his hands together to the point it almost hurt. He quickly forced them to his side.
“Yeah… um… it’s a drawing class. I-I sort of told you about it…” Oh geez. What the hell was he doing? He couldn’t handle this after all. Graham also knew it was only a ploy. Sure, he didn’t want to flunk the class and it truly did seem the professor was determined to make that happen. Shocking the man with the sight of an incredible naked Hyden was – well, Graham would definitely pass. Problem solved. Except Graham had wanted to see Hyden’s naked body since he first saw the big man standing in the doorway two weeks ago. Why Graham was lusting after another Omega was something he would never understand.
Crap. Now that he had started, he had to forge ahead. “Dra-drawing the human body.” He couldn’t maintain eye contact and looked down to the floor, the beating of his heart actually made it difficult to breathe. That was the other thing; for some reason steady eye contact just seemed impossible with this magnificent Omega. Something Graham only experienced with Alphas.
“You… well… you have a… a nice body and… and I understand you would probably rather die than get undressed in front of another Omega but…”
Graham shot his head up to meet the big man’s eyes. “What?”
“I said fine. Under one condition. I want something in return.”
Graham narrowed his eyes. Something in return? Why did this sound familiar? “Like what?”
“Like you help me with my class, too.”
“I decided on a class today.”
Graham screamed and threw himself into Hyden’s arms. The big man was forced to back up one step but was able to keep them both on their feet. Graham pulled away to look up into those beautiful eyes.
“That is absolutely wonderful! Which class? Foundations of Business Law? Mediation Theory? Restorative Justice?”
Hyden chuckled. “No, no, little one. None of the ones on your list.”
Graham’s heart fell. Really? Hyden picked none of the classes Graham had painstakingly chosen for him, spending hours and hours online poring over the courses catalog, reading every description, working out all the times, until he wrote the perfect list?
“Which one, then?”
“Actually, I’m not going to say just yet. All I want you to do is commit to me that you will take the class.” Hyden pushed Graham back but held him firmly by Graham’s upper arms.
“If I do, then you’re going to… you know, help me do my drawing?”
“Yes. I will help you.”
Graham breathed a sigh of relief even as his heart rate increased with the knowledge he was going to see a very naked Hyden soon. “Then, yes. Deal.”
The sexy chuckle did, however, make Graham wonder just what it was he had agreed to.
Hurri Cosmo lives in Minnesota where she holds tight to the idea that there, where it’s cold a good part of the year, she won’t age as fast. Yep, she avoids the truth as much as she avoids mirrors. But one of the reasons she loves writing is reality doesn’t always offer up a “happily ever after” and being able to take control of that is a powerful lure. Being a happy ending junkie, writing just makes them easier to find. Oh, she doesn’t mind “real life” and she does try to at least keep it in mind when she writes her stories, but she truly loves creating a wonderful couple, knowing they will fall in love and have their HEA. Every - single - time. And, of course, that is exactly the reason she loves reading this genre, too. Give her a glass of red wine, some dark chocolate, and her computer, whether she is reading or writing, and she will entertain herself for hours. The fact she actually gets paid to do it is Snickers bars on the frosting on the cake.
Other books by Hurri Cosmo:
Amber Allure: (Closing March 30, 2016)
The Neighbors – A Vampire Story
A Place to Belong
How West Was Won
The Superior Jewel
Ice Dragon Tales (contains the first two books in the series, The Servant Prince and The Servant King)
Talasar’s Elixir (Book one in the Dragon for Hire series)
The Door Keeper
Chase and Capture
Baby, Think it Over
I Believe Now (Until You, #2)
Then Sawyer Happened
The Astral Mage (Book one of The Captains of the Wolf)