Hook Me (Men of Inked #2) by Chelle Bliss : Spotlight, Promo, Teasers, Excerpt, Author Interview & Giveaway

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Book Blurb & Info

Title: Hook Me
Series: Men of Inked, #2
Author: Chelle Bliss
Genre: Erotic, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 6, 2014

Michael Gallo found his calling in life – he wants to kick ass. He works at Inked as a piercer, but
spends his mornings training and dreaming of winning an UFC championship. Michael is the road to
achieving his goal when a chance encounter alters his world forever. The title is no longer enough –
he must capture the woman of his dreams.

Dr. Mia Greco is dedicated to saving lives and helping those less fortunate. She doesn’t have time to
meet Mr. Right with her busy schedule. She buries herself in her work and helping humanity. Fate
steps in and sweeps the carpet out from under her. She tries to deny the pull to him, a man that uses
his fists for gain, but the universe won’t let her walk away so easy and Michael isn’t one to take no
for an answer.

He has a secret that may rip them apart. There are forces bigger than them at work; drawing them
in and making their worlds collide – not letting either one of them walk away.

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Book Excerpt

His hand rested against my back, pulling me closer, and I became lost in his kiss. The feel of his rough thumb pad as he stroked my face made my body feel on fire. The sound of the rain beating against the truck, the thunder rumbling outside, and our breath frantic and quick, filled the cab.

I climbed in his lap as he gripped my ass and pulled my bottom to him. I could feel his hardness against me and I ached to feel him inside.

I couldn’t deny myself any longer.

“Take me home, Michael. Stay with me tonight.” I didn’t even have to think about it.

I wanted him.

The light touches, commanding kisses, and the feel of his hardness had me wanting more, needing it.

“Mia, I don’t know if that’s a good idea,” he whispered against my lips.

“I want to feel your skin against me. Remind me what it feels like to be loved, Michael. Show me the beauty and make me forget.” I held myself up and stared in his eyes. “Please,” I begged.

His fingers swept against my cheek and I leaned into his touch, closing my eyes. “I’ll do anything you ask,” he said.


Hi Chelle,

Thank you so much for sitting down with Toot's for an interview. If you don't mind, I have some questions for you about your series, Men of Inked, your new book, Hook Me, and your process for our budding authors as well as fans.

Thanks Toots. :D I’ll answer all your questions and thanks for having me today.

So first off, your newest book is part of your series, Men of Inked. Let's talk about the series as a whole....

In your own words, what is the Men of Inked series about?

The Men of Inked series about an amazing group of siblings, 4 brothers and a sister, and their journey to find true happiness. They’re funny, loveable, and sexy as hell.

What inspired the series?

I wanted to write about siblings, a book for each. I decided to write what I know – Italians.

What are some of the elements of the world you created?

Tattoo parlor, alpha men, kick ass females, and a loving Italian family.

If you had to pick one thing, what is your favorite thing about the world you’ve created for your series?

The Gallo family is my favorite part of my world. I love getting them all together. They’re loving yet funny as hell. Total ball busters.

Can you tell us a bit about the newest book in the series, Hook Me?

It’s about Michael and he’s a fighter. He’s kind but has no issues kicking ass. He falls for Mia and falls hard. She’s a spitfire and isn’t an easy catch. She goes toe-to-toe with him and challenges him. She’s perfect for him.

How did you come up with the title of your newest book in the series and can you tell us its significance?
I had a contest in my beta group. They picked Hook Me since he’s a fighter. Right hook baby!

How does the new book, Hook Me, fit into the series?

It’s the second book in the series and is Michael’s story. Michael’s ultimate dream is to be a champion fighter, but it’s all derailed when he meets Mia and ER doctor.

How many books are planned for the series?

5 Full Length novels and maybe a novella or two sprinkled in.

What genre would you say Hook Me is and what sets your book apart for fans of the genre?
It’s Romantic Erotica. They’re funny and sweet with down & dirty sex. Sex isn’t the central element of my stories, but it’s the bonus.

What was your favorite scene to write in Hook Me?

Their first date at the beach. Loved it. Romantic and sexy.

What was the hardest scene to write for Hook Me?

I can’t say. It would give too much away. You’ll have to read it and you’ll figure it out.

What is your favorite line or quote from Hook Me?

“Possession, remember,” he said as he wrapped his arms around me. “You’re mine.”


Do you recall how your interest in writing originated and what made you decide to pursue it as a career?

I thought I had a story to tell and just started typing it out. My first draft was 75 pages and it grew from there. I loved the creativity and being able to make up an imaginary world. I can’t stop now.

What inspires you to put the pen to paper or fingers to the keyboard?

My fans drive me to put the pen to paper and not wait to long. I know they’re waiting for the next book and I don’t want to make them wait too long. My characters don’t let me rest either.

What are some of the elements in/of your writing process?

I write and write and it’s a hot mess. I send it to my betas in chunks. I like to torture them. We have an online secret group where we chat about the book. I tweak as I write. I guzzle coffee and write as often as I’m able. It’s a long process to the final product. Then I panic and go back and make more changes. I hit publish and freak the hell out.

Are you a Plotter or a Panster?

I’m a little of both. I have the story plotted in my head but as I write sometimes it changes. I go where the characters take me.

Have you released anything under a different pen name, and if so, is there any difference between them?
Nope, Chelle Bliss is my only pen name.

Is there anything you’d like to add or say to your fans?

Thank you for everything. Your kind words and support have meant the world to me over the last 9 months. You’re the reason I strive to write the next book as quickly as possible and always want to make it satisfying. I love you all!

Personal questions......

Now I know this is like asking you to choose between your own children, but out of all your amazing characters, who is your favorite and why?

God, that’s a hard choice. City from Throttle Me or Izzy in her currently untitled book. They’re both fantastic in their own way. City is just delicious and Izzy is sassy and powerful-she’s a force to be reckoned with.

Are there any of your stories or characters that hold a special place in your heart?

Izzy hold a very special place. Her full-length novel is next and I’m in LOVE.

If the book or series had to have a theme song, what would it be?

The Story of My Life by One Direction – I’m embarrassed cause it’s One Direction, but screw it, I love that song!

Lastly, What 5 things do fans not know about you and 5 they don't know about the series?

5 things you don’t know – I drink coffee from the moment I wake up until I go to sleep, I hate washing my hair, I smoke (don’t judge), I’ve been married twice (meh), I have no kids.

5 things unknown about the series – I have a surprise (can’t say or it wouldn’t be a surprise), someone is going to be a dark read, Izzy isn’t going to fall for Flash, Anthony will be last, Thomas will be released before the end of 2014.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for taking time to answer some questions. Congratulations on the new book and I can't wait for everyone to read it – Sincerely, Toot

Author Info

Chelle is an avid reader; consuming contemporary romance, dark reads, young adult, and all things
erotica. She wants to create a book filled with characters that readers could relate to with real
world problems and matching wallets.

Chelle loves to travel and her favorite cities are New Orleans and Paris. She currently lives in
Florida with her amazing boyfriend. He’s showed her the love and passion that she has poured onto
the page.

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Suzy’s a control freak and has her life mapped out - work hard, find a man with a stable job, and live happily ever after. She’s content with the status quo, but her plan comes to a screeching halt when he enters her life and turns it upside down.

City gave up on love when his heart was crushed in college, preferring to be the typical bachelor. He spends his nights hopping from one bed to another and his days working at his family tattoo shop, Inked. A chance encounter on a dark road makes him question what he had sworn off forever – a relationship.

A night of passion and lust causes them to question everything. Is City the knight in shining armor to the damsel in distress? Can their relationship survive when a fantasy falls apart and a secret comes out that changes everything?


Chelle is offering up the following prizes for grabs:

(1) Kindle Fire 7" Tablet, 7" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8GB (US only)
(1) $100 gift card to either Amazon or B&N (International)
(1) Signed copy of Throttle Me & Hook Me (US only)
(5) ebook copies of Throttle Me (International)
(10) Signed Swag Packs (International)

Giveaway is open internationally. Ends June 30th @ 11:59 PM CST.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this Awesome Giveaway! I love this series.