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Guest Post and Giveaway by Author Lila Munro!

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Giftcard!!! Giveaway Open Internationally!

Another One? What Happened?
When I saw that one of the possible blog topics Krystal suggested was inspiration and sequels, I had to smile. My latest release, Assumed Master, is in fact a sequel. It’s book four of my Identity series which has taken so many twists and turns for me, I sometimes look back and think, “What happened?”
The Identity Crisis series began as a stand-alone novella length work that was supposed to whet my appetite for the darker side of romance in the form of a little slap and tickle via the BDSM highway. Okay. That lasted all of… a couple of weeks. After finishing the first installment, entitled Identity Crisis and the namesake of the series, a few more characters started talking. See how that works? ☺
So, I completed Identity Crisis, which by the way was a very fun write. I still love Tori, Chad, and Ren—oh, did I forget to mention it’s a ménage? A tres hot one I might add. You see, when all this arms and legs action happens, the two men are hooded and Tori is clueless as to who is who. Fun and sexy! Anywho—with Identity Crisis complete, I figured out my itch wasn’t quite scratched and a couple of more characters began to chatter away. And they told me they were book two…Ummm? Book two of what exactly?
The Identity Crisis Series, the voice of one Stephan Sachelles said. Who? He’s the very talented and skilled master from True Identity. His submissive to be, one Jillian Stewart, agreed. Well, alright! Guess we’re doing a series. Now what about book three? Everyone knows a series comes in threes. After much thought, Assumed Identity started coming to fruition after I read some accounts of and talked to a few people I know in the lifestyle about edge play. Interesting stuff to say the least. ☺ Julie Marie Hayden Chelsea Stevens was born and Mason Seidler came along with her. Oh, and did I mention her best friend? Who’s gay? And married to a bi-sexual named Dante that wants her, too? Oh yes, it does get complicated my friends. And to make matters worse, or better, or not, maybe…
Before I could even get Assumed Identity finished and off to edits, Dante came off the page in all his Dom glory and declared, “Guess what? Our story is nowhere near finished.”
Really? Just who’s in charge here anyway?
Ummmm…clearly that is the wrong thing to say to someone as dominant as the likes of Dante. He is in charge and that’s the final word on that.
That’s how Assumed Master came into being, also shattering my concept of the rule of three. Now, I must warn you. Assumed Master isn’t for the faint of heart. There are some unconventional ideas going on and I address the issue of what happens to a completely submissive slave when her one and only Master has died. I’ve been asked repeatedly where I go for my research, do I know people that practice, etc, etc , etc. Yes, I do know people. I just keep my sources close because I won’t betray them or their privacy, but I can tell you that I do know of actual accounts in which a slave has been more or less “willed” to another in the event her Master would die. I know. It’s a hard concept to grasp. But I’ve found that most of these occurrences have been pre-planned and discussed ahead of time so everyone involved is aware of what’s to come. And all parties are agreeable.
And to further shatter the concept of a series coming in threes? I was near the end of Assumed Master, ready to hit send to my editor, when Allen, a prominent character in Assumed Master, started talking to a girl named Nicki…who has an obsession with lollypops…Book Five, Assumed Calling is now in the works. Another One? What happened?
Thanks for hosting me today, Krystal!
Happy reading!
Lila Munro~~

Excerpt #1:
“What is it?” Julie whispered, her heart pounding.
Drake cleared his throat again, took a staggered breath, and began to read.
“My dearest, angel. I’ve asked Drake to read this to you as I knew it would be a very hard thing for anyone to do. Dante and Blake are with you at my request as these instructions involve them as well. I’m so sorry I left you alone. You know I’d never do anything to hurt you, but karma and fate had a different plan and I was powerless to stop it. But I’m not powerless to play a part in your future. When you gave yourself to me, you willingly gave me the power to make your decisions for you, although I only did so in cases where what was best for you was against what you thought was right. It never happened often as I never wanted you to lose yourself or your voice. You were always so pleasing to me in that way. I’ll never forget your confusion as to why some subs would purposely displease their Master. It made me so proud to know I had a rare gem in you, a sub that would give so freely and willingly of herself. Angel, what I’m about to do will go against all your instincts, but make no mistake. This is one of the rare times I’m setting my foot down and doing what I know is best for you regardless what you might think.”
Drake stopped and wiped the sweat off his brow, glancing at the three of them.


  1. Lili said...:

    I loved this guest post. I found it most interesting that even an author can look back at a series she writes and think "what happened?" because there are so many plot twists and turns. Sometimes, as a reader, I get lost among the twists and turns, too. And sometimes, those twists and turns just make the book worse, so I found it to be incredibly interesting that author's may be the same way. They write the story of their characters after all, so the characters choose where to take the story.

  1. Hi Kristal! Thanks for hosting me today!

  1. Hi Lili! Thanks for stopping by today. It is amazing how much a hold my characters wield over me sometimes. :)

  1. Great post! I always find it incredible how authors create these amazing plots and how those plots fit together with the characters' personaities! I'm guessing it's a ton of work a writer's brain has to do there...

  1. Thanks for hosting Lila today.

  1. Hi Lila. It's interesting how characters can take control and tell their authors what they're doing. Your books sound lovely. Thanks for a super post.p

  1. Amy said...:

    I always assumed that an author would know exactly what is going to happen before writing, but it feels like she is saying the opposite!

    Are you always shocked to find out what happens in the end?

  1. Hi everyone!

    Thanks for stopping by this leg of my tour. My characters don't have complete control of plot. I used to be a diehard plotter complete with nine-point graphs and timelines, then I loosened up a bit and started listening to the little tugs at my imagination along the way and I learned I could get to know my characters so much more if I'd listen to what they were saying along the way. They don't always get their way, but I am shocked sometimes at some of the things they tell me and some of the things they do. Hope everyone has a great day!

  1. Renald said...:

    wonderful Except, a must read. Deb P

  1. erin said...:

    Thanks for the post and excerpts! Definitely going to have to check out these books ;)


  1. Sayomay said...:

    Love the cover XD blush

  1. That's interesting how a series could build out of one novella. Your muse is definitely strong. The stories all sound like they are good reads.

    Thanks for sharing!

  1. June M. said...:

    I have been wanting to try this series for a while now. I do love a good BDSM story, especially a series where you can stay in a world that you enjoy and with characters that you love.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  1. Carol L. said...:

    What a great post. Love it when an Author is so driven by the characters in the book that more follow. These are definitely going on my TRL. Thanks again Lila.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  1. marybelle said...:

    Lila, your characters are cheeky. What fun!!!


  1. I'd love to get a series of books to read over the summer........this sounds great!

  1. Rebecca Hipworth said...:

    Thank you for the giveaway. :)

  1. Hi there! So glad to see so many more dropped by. Thank you! Glad you all enjoyed the excerpt. I really am enjoying writing the characters and their stories from the Identity world. Being as I thought twice I knew for certain whichever book I was writing was the last one and found out differently, I'm not certain when they'll stop coming, but as long as someone is talking and their story is interesting they will keep coming. :) Thanks again and everyone have a great week! Hope to see you all on the next leg of the tour.

  1. Hi Lila! Congrats on the release. I LOVE the cover- very sexy. I would call him Master, anytime ;-) You are a new author to me but not for long! Adding you asap to my TBR list. This book/series sound great and I am looking forward to diving into them.

    your1chef at aol dot com

  1. ann said...:

    Thanks for the interview and the chance to win. It must take a good imagination to think up the characters and their personalities and to come up with a story that interests us so we will want to read the next one in the series.
    amhengst at verizon dot net

  1. Mara80 said...:

    Hi Lila, Sounds like a great read. Have to put this on my TBR list. I love these blog tours. I get to discover authors that are new to me. Thanks for the chance to win.

    mararob80 at gmail dot com

  1. Christina K. said...:

    I love learning more about authors and how they develop books.

    Great excerpt - thanks so much:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  1. I enjoyed the guest post, thanks! I think writing is like any other art form, it has to take shape and come alive as you are putting it together. You don't always come out with what you were originally thinking.

  1. Bárbara said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. Hi Christine, Ann, Mara, Christina, Mamabunny, and Barbara! Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you enjoyed getting to know a bit about me and my series. Good luck with the drawing and I hope you enjoy reading the series. :)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    It's fascinating to know how far inspiration can take you...I'm always amazed at people who can write a series.


  1. wanda f said...:

    Very interesting post.Have a great day

  1. Great interview!!
    Sounds like a good read.

  1. Brionna said...:

    Thank you so much for the interview. I like looking into the mind of an author every once in a while.



  1. Thanks for the lovely post :) Great excerpt! And I have to say I love the cover!

  1. Loved the excerpt and this sounds like a great read!!!

  1. Joy said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  1. Daniel Dimitrov said...:

    Great post. It sounds amazing and the excerpt is interesting too. Thanks for the giveaway.

  1. You've totally sold me on this one! Loved the excerpt and the post :)

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  1. ooooo I love how it sounds so far!! very cool! I would have to check it out! Thanks for the great giveaway too!!


  1. Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. andieleah said...:

    I just love this cover....way too hot!!!!! Really wanna read this to Amazon I go! Lol

  1. The best books always have characters that basically tell the author what to write. They add complexity and depth to the book. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

  1. Angy said...:

    Thank you for the giveaway !

  1. Unknown said...:

    looking forward to reading more of this book- i enjoyed the excerpt

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  1. G said...:

    don't think this one is quite my cup of tea--but i'd still like to win

  1. Joy said...:

    Sounds good, love the cover.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  1. I've heard that sometimes authors are so locked in the story that they are even surprised about what characters do. It's amazing.. And that will even surprise us, the readers. This excerpt hooked me. Thanks!
    lissette_125 at hotmail dot com

  1. What a great post and thanks for the giveaway!

  1. Sena said...:

    Nice post. Thanks for the giveaway!
    sena.sagani at gmail dot com

  1. Julianne said...:

    What a great post Lila. It's wonderful how one book turned into a great series for you!
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  1. LOVE the fantasy aspect of this book! It's so strong!

    Thank you for the Giveaway! :D

    Remy @

  1. Cricket said...:

    This is great and I love the cover!

  1. Cayce said...:

    I love BDSM stories and Assumed Master sounds great. Loved the excerpt!

    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

  1. slehan said...:

    It's interesting that the characters seem to tell you what's going to happen.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  1. Very nice excerpt.

    niteofblu at gmail dot com

  1. VB said...:

    Great guest post!

  1. Amy said...:

    Love the post, thank you for the give away. Keep up the good work.

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I have never read any books like this before, but am interested in hearing about how the authors come up with ideas.


  1. Sounds really good:) love the cover too.Thank you for the great giveaway.

  1. Violette said...:

    This whole series sounds amazing! Nothing like a little BDSM to spice a story up. :D

    Thanks for making me aware of this book!

    violettewaits at gmail dot com

  1. Lauren M. said...:

    Great post! I can't believe I haven't read these yet. They sound awesome!

  1. Maija said...:

    Wow, BDSM and a threesome? That`s everything I usually like in romances :D I`m gonna totally check this book out.

    My e-mail:

  1. Rayray said...:

    I love romance books, and Krystal doesn't give many away. Thank you for posting this!

  1. Thank you for the giveaway and great excerpt!

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

  1. Julie S said...:

    Thank you Lila for the guest post.

  1. Denise Z said...:

    Congratulations on the new release. I hopped over to check out the series and noticed they are getting longer, which I love. I prefer a longer read to a short novella :) I think I have my eye on Assumed Identity and maybe the budget gods will let me splurge LOL Thank you for sharing with us today :)

  1. LisaILJ said...:

    This looks great. I am glad that this topic is getting more attention lately, it's an interesting subject matter that previous to this year didn't have enough of an audience.

  1. Great post. Thanks for sharing how your series developed.

  1. Congrads On The New Release. Great Post.

  1. Jessica said...:

    I haven't heard of this series but it definitely sounds addictive!

  1. cassady said...:

    Sounds very interesting.

  1. Christina K. said...:

    I love guest posts! This was very interesting, and great excerpt!

    THanks so much:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  1. Haven't read this series but now I am going to get book one and start it. Thanks! Gale

  1. What happened?! LOL I love that the characters take over and continue to want more stories told. I love to learn more about different characters as the series progresses.

  1. Kristen said...:

    How naughty! Love it! :)

    dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

  1. Thank for the giveaway! My sister would love this book I will have to hook her up with the first book to see what she thinks!

  1. Oh wow. I need to get this series. Where have you been hiding that I have never heard of these books? Wow, just wow. Off to get the first one.


  1. mysons said...:

    thanks so much!

  1. Candace said...:

    Its always interesting the twists and turns that happen through a series. The characters change, sometimes characters die or go away and new ones come into the story. I enjoy the whole ride!
    candace_redinger at Yahoo dot com

  1. Oh wow! this book sounds SMOKIN'

  1. Leocadia said...:

    Nice post, it sounds like a great read!


  1. I have to say that I had never considered what happened to 'acompletely submissive slave when her one and only Master has died'.
    interesting idea and not one that I've heard of before!

  1. Kara D. said...:

    Hadn't heard of this before so thank you for hosting the giveaway also.


  1. This sounds like an interesting read! *adds to TBR pile* Thanks! ^_^

  1. Suz said...:

    I love it when the characters talk to the authors and they listen! That makes for great stories :)

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  1. susan1215 said...:

    Sounds like a good read, thanks

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  1. Sounds awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

  1. Love the post. The book series sounds great. I want the exerpt finished!!!

    rachel at thejeepdiva dot com

  1. I think in order for your writing to have authenticity, you sometimes have to let the characters go where YOU normally wouldn't allow them to go! I say if the narrative asks for a certain sometime...heed the narrative, and not your personal emotions. Do what is, ultimately, best for your characters and your narrative.

    Thank you so much for this guest post and this wonderful giveaway.

    Name: Hira Hasnain
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

  1. Liese2 said...:

    I loved the interview. This is a different type of story than what I've been reading lately. The cover is great! The story sounds like one I would definitely like to read.

  1. I think I'll read this book, sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway ^^

  1. London Judge said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  1. Thanks for the chance to win!

  1. Seriously want to read this series!!

  1. Alyssa Susanna said...:

    Awwww it's a sequel. That means I missed the first book. I like how you called the series The "Identity Crisis" series! That's a cool title. I can't believe it started as a standalone novella!!! Now it's a series, that's awesome. Thanks for the post and giveaway!!!

    Alyssa Susanna

  1. Thanks for the post and the giveaway!

    snhoveln At gmail Dot com

  1. Darlene said...:

    I don't mind unconventional at all! Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC Darlene
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  1. Rayray said...:

    Oops! Forgot my email:

  1. Katsura said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  1. ann said...:

    Enjoyed reading the excerpt . It also shows us what all in involved with creating the characters and the plots of the story . The writer can get the story to go many ways, its totally up to them . Thanks for the giveaway
    amhengst at verizon dot net

  1. Sounds like a great book and makes me want to read the whole series. Thank you so much for introducing me to a new series.


  1. StacieD said...:

    Congratulations on the new release, Lila! The excerpt was great. The end of the excerpt made me anxious. What is he planning to do? Very ominous.

    Geishasmom73 at yahoo dot com

  1. Looks like a good read.
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  1. miki said...:

    interesting guest post

    thank you


  1. Thanks!
    holliister at gmail dot com

  1. samantha said...:

    great post, thanks for the giveaway!

  1. donnas said...:

    Great post. Thanks for sharing

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  1. Aawww excerpts always make me just want to go out and buy the book right away! Thanks for the excerpt and the giveaway :)

  1. thanks for sharing!


  1. Great post and review. Thanks for the giveaway also. Gale

  1. ♣ Terri said...:

    Thank you for the guest post!

    niteofblu at gmail dot com

  1. Rose said...:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I love the cover yummy!!!

  1. Great guest post! And thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)


  1. Allie L said...:

    A very eye catching cover!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    iheartmemorethanyou at yahoo dot com

  1. It's amazing how the characters do indeed choose the plot twists & turns!
    Thanks for a fantabulous giveaway!

  1. Daniel M said...:

    thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  1. Jenn said...:

    I'd love to be entered into the giveaway. Can't wait to read the book.

  1. Emily M said...:

    Thanks for this giveaway; hope I win!


  1. Thanks! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  1. Laura Bert said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway =D
    I'm hoping

  1. Thank you very much for the giveaway!

  1. Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  1. sounds interesting!


  1. Erika said...:

    Very interesting! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

  1. Sounds like it could be an interesting read.

    rasberryswrlgirl at hotmail dot com