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Monday, June 4, 2012

Interview & Contest with Mary Lynn Author of One Bite to Passion

About the Author:

MaryLynn Bast resides in Las Vegas when she is not traveling the world with her job as a contractor with the US Military. Bast enjoys writing paranormal fantasy romance erotica stories because she can allow her imagination to run rampant, her characters can obtain abilities not possible in the real world...or are they?  


      1.       What inspired you to become a writer? 

Reading other peoples stories was an inspiration for me to become a writer. Reading always sparks my imagination.

     2.       When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

As far back as I can remember as a kid, I have always been interested in writing but never had the confidence to try to get published until last year.

     3.       What genre(s) do you write? Why do you write the stories that you write?

I originally started out writing contemporary romance. A friend of mine read one of my stories and recommended I write something for a werewolf short story contest. I have always read paranormal romances, so I figured I would give it a shot and No Remorse was created. 
Writing paranormal romance is easy since I have a pretty active imagination and I can be as creative as I like. I ventured into paranormal erotica romance for my second story.

     4.       Where did the inspiration for your book come from?

One Bite To Passion was inspired by a three month trip I took to Japan. Working with the military and traveling I get to meet all kinds of people and see many places.

     5.       How long did it take you to put the story together?

I was surprised that writing One Bite To Passion came so easily, all in all, it me 2 days to write the actual story, around 16 hours. With beta reading, editing and re-writing that added another 4 days. I submitted the manuscript to Sascha at Sizzler Editions and he responded with a contract offer the very next day. Sascha spent 2 days editing for passive and active voice which took me about 3 hours to make corrections and the story was complete.
Total time physically spent on this story was approximately 8 days. This does not take into account everyone’s schedule. So… from start to finish it took nearly 2 months to get the story published.

     6.       Can you share a little about your novel with us? 

One Bite To Passion is about a married woman who is on a business trip to Japan. Her husband, Dalton, had an ongoing affair that lasted for two years. Paige forgave him and they worked through the issues and moved on. However, Paige always suspected that the affair still continued.  Frustrated, Paige allows her friend Rosa to talk her into going out for a night of fun and she meets Casey. He is younger than her and they are immediately attracted to one another. Paige can’t resist his charms and ends up having a night of hot sex. She is torn with what she has done, but also feels like a new woman.
Suddenly, Dalton shows up and all hell breaks loose. Paige finds out that Dalton has been leading another life and she is drawn into a world she never knew existed and into the middle of a coven war. She is named the Chosen One. To save her life, Casey will sacrifice his own. Paige must decide if she is willing to fight for the vampire she has grown to love.

      7.       Who is your favorite charter in your novel and why? 

Paige is my favorite character. She is real, has real life issues and is not the perfect woman. She must make decisions that are life altering and she is not perfect.

     8.       Now that your book is getting ready to hit the stores describe how you feel in one sentence?

My head is spinning and I am very excited that people are actually requesting more stories.

     9.       What has surprised you the most about the whole processes of getting your book on the market?

The biggest surprise is the how much time is required to market the books. When I started out trying to get published, I had the grandiose idea that all I had to do was write my stories and the publisher would do the rest.  Boy was I wrong!

      10.   Would you like to share what the reviewers are saying about your book?


“3.5 out of 5 stars... This story is nothing like I expected, as it's a dark mystery, kind of like The Demon Lover: A Novel is only this being more of an erotica, with a deep spicy edge to it that keeps you a bit shocked and wanting more!! It was not the type of erotic romance that I typically read, especially with the scenes in Rosa's room, but I did love the chemistry between Paige and Casey!! They played off each other well and created something believable between them.
I will admit to thinking that the beginning of this book has a slow start to it but I'm glad I pulled through and finished it because it has a very big finish in the end!! I liked how Paige's revelations played out. In addition, even though Paige was freaked out about what was going on, at the end, when push came to shove she stepped up to the plate, which made me like her as the heroine even more! Also, another big character in the book is Rosa and even though she was redeemable towards the end, she was probably one of the characters I least liked. It might be because of Rosa's pushy attitude but just I could not stand her in the beginning/middle of this book.
Anyway .... the only bad thing about this book is it keeps you wondering about where Casey and Paige are going to go from here. Therefore, I hope that if/when there is another book to this series, hopefully, we'll be able to see how they are doing and what they're up too.
Nevertheless, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys erotic romances with paranormal twists to it!!
Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews”

“Have you ever started reading a book and have it make you smile from page one? Well One Bite To Passion did that for me. I found myself grinning as I read this story and blushing when asked what I was reading. I was able to identify with the main protagonist Paige right off and loved how her character was so real and level headed. She is an intelligent woman who finds herself in a very out of character situation having been dragged along by her friend, Rosa, to a night of dancing and play setting in motion the dynamics of this story. One Bite To Passion is most definitely an adult read and is full of steamy, tasteful, and well written bits of passion. I enjoyed the mental byplay that Paige goes through on this journey. She meets a man - oh yes a younger man, who treats her like the jewel of a woman she is. She is married, although has been separated from her husband for work for about six months, and struggles with the moral dilemma of being attracted to Casey, while continuing to harbor old hurts from her husband's having had a previous affair. The paranormal aspect of this short novella is not obvious from the beginning of the story, although there are hints that something different is going on, and this is not fully revealed until almost the end of the story. I personally would have liked to have more of the paranormal element fleshed out more, but then again this is a short story and I am a greedy reader who enjoys immersion into a new world. I do not know if there is more to come from these characters, but I can see this being read as a prequel to a series or just a sweet short bit of erotica. However, my vote would be for this to be a prequel as I can see the world unfolding with new adventures on the next page! I would recommend One Bite To Passion to anyone who enjoys a short bit of tasteful erotica with a bit of a paranormal twist. 
This book was given to me by the author requesting my honest opinion and I have received no remuneration other than the pleasure of reading a new story.

       11.   How many books have you written?
I Published: 2
No Remorse – Book One of the Heart of a Wolf Series
One Bite To Passion

       12.   What are you working on next?

“A Justified Kill” is one of Amber’s Tales in the Heart of a Wolf Series and will be published in June as an indie e-book.

I am currently working on a sequal to One Bite To Passion, title is TBD. I am half way through with the story which will be released through SizzlerEditions.com, hopefully in July or August.

“A Softest Touch” is book two in the Heart of a Wolf Series. I am currently 40,000 words into this novel. My targeted finish date is November 2012, hopeful release Jan/Feb 2013.

     13.   What do you like to do for fun when you’re not writing?

Not writing??  I’m not sure I know what that is like any more.  J  I spend most of my time at the computer. However, when I am not writing, I am usually working and I really do consider work fun. I get to travel with my job, all over the US and the world. I mix work with pleasure so to answer your question, traveling and meeting new people is what I do for fun. I enjoy camping, reading and when time permits, martial arts. 

      14.   How can readers contact you?



        Email:  marylynnbast@heartofawolf.com

Title: One Bite To Passion
Author: MaryLynn Bast
Genre: Fantasy (Urban, Dark and Epic), Paranormal, Romance, Erotica
Publisher: A Renaissance E Books publication
Pages: 107 pages
Words: 39,995

Book Description:

On a business trip to Japan, Paige has just found happiness with Casey, an exciting, young man with a passionate interest in Paige.  After a night of wild sex, feels like a new woman. Drawn to Casey, Paige can’t refuse him even though he says he wants to possess her and she learns he is a vampire. Then Paige's unfaithful husband, Dalton, shows up. He has supposedly broken off his affair, but Paige suspects he is still seeing his mistress. Soon, Paige begins to notice disturbing things happening around her and discovers she has become the center of a battle between covens who consider her The Chosen One. But when she faces the greatest peril of her life, and Casey shows up to help, Page realizes she is willing fight the covens side-by-side with him, if it means the chance of a future with this vampire she has come to love.


His tongue licked gently across her lips and she sighed, leaning into him, allowing him access. She threw caution to the wind and went with it, her tongue met his tentatively. Like she did, he tasted of wine and beer. Warnings bounced around in her head, telling her this was not supposed to be happening. But she was sick of being uptight. Tired of always doing just the right thing, constantly worrying about what would happen if…
With her arms to her side, Casey pulled her to him. One hand going to her waist, the other lifted and his big hand cupped the side of her face tenderly. Her arms lifted and her hands came to rest on his shoulders. She had to do it now. Push away or she wouldn't be able to. She fought with her emotions while his tongue fought to go deeper into her mouth.
She relented, giving in to the heat of the moment. Her hands snaked up around his neck, the other into his soft hair. She pulled him closer and kissed him back.
She heard Rosa giggle but was too engrossed in the lips and tongue devouring her to pay any real attention. Paige heard the rustle of clothing and thought vaguely that Rosa was allowing Tadd to remove her shirt. She had never done anything like this before, not with another couple in the room. The thought terrified her, yet it also turned her on even more. Groaning, she deepened the kiss and pressed herself against Casey's muscular chest. It felt good to be held in strong arms.
The room was hot; the windows were open to let in the evening air. The fans circulating thick humid air did nothing to cool the heat of bodies in the room. The military base didn't have air conditioning in any of the buildings accept for commanders quarters and offices. The barracks and lodging buildings were supplied with oscillating fans. But none of that mattered. Paige wanted to feel him holding her, his skin touching her, him inside of her. She broke the kiss and buried her face in Casey's shoulder, trying to catch her breath and make sense of what she was doing.
When she looked up, Rosa and Tadd were going at it hot and heavy on the couch. His pants were unbuttoned and pulled down far enough that Paige could see the top of his ass cheeks. Hips rocked back and forth against Rosa while she ground against him.
Casey saw her look over and he glanced too then gave her a lopsided grin. He slowly leaned forward, giving her time to either move away or meet him half way.
Oh, what the hell, she met him half way and this time, the kiss was slower. His tongue delved into her mouth and licked at her in slow sensual moves that had her wanting to straddle him like Rosa had straddled Tadd. The rustle of clothing sounded again.
Paige heard Rosa and Tadd getting up from the couch.
Rosa met her eyes over Tadd's shoulder and winked. Turning around, her back to Tadd, she grabbed his hands and placed them on her breasts. He was eager to oblige and began to massage her bared perky mounds, pinching at her dark rose colored erect nipples.

Book Trailer:  One Bite to Passion 

      15.    When does your book go on sale and where can we buy it?

One Bite To Passion was released on May 18, 2012. 

One Bite To Passion Buy Link:


No Remorse Buy Link:

     16.   Last but not least is there anything that you would like to add?

Thank you for having me on your blog today. I look forward to reading everyone’s comments and answering questions.  

Giveaway--will be a eBook copy of One Bite To Passion by Mary Lynn Bast to enter ask Mary Lynn a question and be sure to leave your email address so she can contact the winner.  Good Luck to everyone.


  1. Wow girlie....that excerpt was hot!!! Wasn't expecting that!!! Added to my tbr list:)


    1. Andieleah, glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Would love to hear your thoughts on the book. :) Happy reading.

  2. The contest runs today only!
    Other stops on Mary Lynn Author of One Bite to Passion FMB Tour
    June 5th- The Avid Reader (Book Review/Giveaway)
    June 5th- Ramblings of an Amateur Writer (Promo Post)
    June 6th- Proserpine Craving Books (Book Review/Author Interview)
    June 7th- Abbey Ann's Bookland (Book Review/Giveaway)
    June 8th- Tricia Kristufek (Book Review & Promo Post)
    June 9th- Reviews By Molly (Book Review/Promo Post)


  3. I am so glad i saw your feed. I really want to try and win! If i don't i want to get this one! Thx Leigh!! :) ...Leslie Stockton

  4. Enjoyed the interview. Just checking out the other stops on the tour.

    Nancy @ The Avid Reader