Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Author Spotlight ~ Eliza Gayle with a contest!!

Today I would like to welcome author Eliza Gayle. She is here with a feature on her latest Purgatory Series release. 

Purgatory Masters: Tucker’s Fall


Scandalized professor Maggie Cisco returns to her hometown to lick her wounds and reconsider her future. Her years of personal and professional research into the BDSM lifestyle has landed her in jail, in divorce court and now in the headlines of more newspapers than she cares to count. The worst of all? The entire debacle is being blamed on a bestselling book she hasn’t even read!

Just when she thinks her only solution is a tell all memoir, a snowstorm puts her in the path of stunningly handsome, insanely rich and equally intense, Tucker Lewis.

Tucker remembers Maggie well. They once shared a mind-numbing kiss at the annual St. Mary’s carnival when her boyfriend wasn’t looking. No stranger to scandal, he looks past public opinion to the submissive craving a master’s touch and decides then and there what he wants. He’s going after Maggie and her heart’s kinkiest desires.

Unfortunately, no amount of money can change the sins of the past and when they’re certain they know everything there is to know about each other, one discovers a secret they aren’t prepared for.


It’s so hard to pick a single snippet to convey how much I loved writing this book. But I think a snippet into Maggie and Tucker’s first scene might give you a taste of how I felt as I wrote their story. J

“Take off your clothes, Maggie and then lower your body to your knees. I wish to see every inch of you.”

Maggie’s stomach quivered at the tone of his request. Standing with her back to Tucker left her unsure what to do next. Part of her wanted to bolt before she lost complete control and the other part stood rooted to the floor unable to move. He’d made her an offer and she’d accepted, so why did the sudden image of being way in over her head keep popping up?

“I’m waiting, sub.” The gruff sound of his voice might have put her off and ended their scene before it started if she hadn’t heard the slight hitch in his breath. The sudden knowledge that Tucker Lewis sat staring at her back just as affected as she, filled her with enough confidence to keep going.

She reached for the button of her skirt, lowered the zipper, and slid the soft fabric over her hips and legs until it pooled on the floor at her feet. With his gaze likely boring into her backside, she lifted her blouse over her head and tossed it to the end of the couch. She waited for him to say something, even strained to hear his breathing, before she continued. Instead the silence thickened and somehow made it easier for her to go on.

When her bra fell to the ground and her breasts sprang free, she moaned. Cool air rushed over her elongated and erect nipples making them ache more than before. Tension coiled in her stomach and between her thighs. He hadn’t said a word and she was already shaking. The muscles of her thighs quivered as she contemplated what to do next. He’d said on her knees but not seeing his reaction was killing her.

“May I turn?” She held her breath. “No.”

The one word response startled her. This was it. The next move was completely up to her. She could either comply with his demands or end it now. Who was she kidding? She’d come this far...

Maggie bent to the floor and as gracefully as possible got down on her knees. She tried to keep perfectly still as she waited for Tucker to instruct her further. What she wanted to do was turn, check to see if he was actually still interested. Maybe he’d changed his mind when she’ d removed her clothing. She hadn’t exactly kept up with her exercise schedule.

“Is this hard for you, little one? Sitting still and waiting for your Dom to tell you what’s next?”

Her Dom? Her stomach quivered at the thought. This was really happening. “I’m fine,” she answered. What a lie.

A firm hand nudged at her back until she gave in to the pressure and allowed him to press her head to the floor.

“Are you now?”

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Connect with Eliza

Twitter - @elizagaylebooks

Author Bio

Eliza Gayle lives a life full of sexy shapeshifters, blood boiling vamps and a dark desire for bondage…until she steps away from her computer and has to tend to her family.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude (which her husband translated into something very naughty) from college with a dual degree in Human Resource Management and Sociology.  That education, a love of the metaphysical and a dirty mind comes in handy when she sits down to create new characters and worlds.  The trick is getting her to sit still.
…Join her in her world.  The door is always open and the next red hot adventure is just a page away.

Contest Information: 

Eliza would like to give away a digital bundle of the first four Purgatory series short stories to three different readers who leave a comment.

Leave a comment with your email address and you are entered to win. Winners will be chosen on Tuesday and contacted via email. 

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. i am always looking for new authors!...ty

  2. I love Eliza Gayle's stories! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I may be to late to the contest; but couldn't resist commenting! LOL! I shared on above links!
    I loved this excerpt1 I'm heading to buy the book!
    deethomas291 at gmail dot com

    1. Some of the links wouldn't work for me; I really don't know this computer very well; sorry; I tried! LOL!

  4. Loved the excerpt. I love Eliza Gayle's books. I've read several and can't put them down once I start.


  5. I would love to read a new series.

  6. I read the Purgatory series through a Kobo book bundle back in December. It appears I am going to read again as a refresher and take on Tucker's Fall. Thanks for the suggestion!

  7. I love Eliza's books but have not read the Purgatory series yet. Great excerpt; must add to TBR list!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    bimmergrlmd at gmail dot com

  8. This book was awesome! I can't wait for the next in the series.

  9. Thanks for being my guest, Eliza! I can't wait to read this! Looking forward to seeing you at RT or wherever our paths cross again this year!


  10. Just counted on my Kindle - I've read 6 of your stories, which puts you as of my favorites, Ms Gayle. :-) Write on! Would love to win your collection, thanks.

    bladingswiss1 at gmail dot com

  11. Love this, =) can´t wait for my chance to read!
    I´ve read the first one, Roped, and loved it!
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Wednesday!
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

  12. Eliza and Kally Oh My!!! My fav authors ;) Eliza, I loved Tucker's Fall! I fell in love with Tucker right away. I can't wait to see who the next Master is going to be wink wink* :)

  13. I love Eliza's works and would be so thrilled to win these stories. Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. Wow I'm hooked I can't wait to read this series. Thanks so much for sharing.

  15. So excited to see a new take on our favorite subject... just the excerpt is enough to make me want to buy the series NOW! Well done!

  16. Loved the excerpt. I'm on the edge of my seat and left hanging! I look forward to finding out where that scene leads :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. This looks fantastic! Can't wait to read it!

  18. Thanks for the excerpt and introducing me to a new author to read. I am always looking for great series and looks like I found one :)


  19. I want to step into purgatory. That summary is hot and the excerpt is even hotter.

  20. I have this book on my wish list & have hesitated to buy it without reading the rest of the series. Thanks for the chance to win them!

    acamotherangel at yahoo dot com

  21. I would love to get these books to read.

  22. I just finished Tucker's Fall. LOVED IT!!!! I have not read the previous short stories, but took a chance on this one. I did not regret it. It can certainly stand alone. I can't wait for the next one.

  23. I would love to go to Purgatory. My favourite book is Roped but I can't wait to read this!!

  24. I have read a couple of Eliza's books and am planning to read more!

  25. I love Eliza's books. Thanks for the post and excerpt.

    rmwyer at shaw dot ca

  26. Love your books!!!! Thanks for the contest! whitneystambler at

  27. Robin , Cant wait to read thanks for the heads up .

  28. This story sounds awesome!! I have several books and enjoy them. Thanks for the excerpt.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  29. Loved this story, except... when is the next book in the series going to come out? In the meantime, this was a wonderful read. Thank you. And the wallpaper of this... well, I drool every time I turn on my computer. A huge thank you for sharing that!
    pansyparsons at hotmail dot com

  30. OH wow I haven't seen you yet. I had to buy this one. Oh why do I have to work tomorrow? I wanna read this instead.

  31. I can't wait to read these books....they are definitely on my wishlist :)
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  32. Excerpt looked great, never read this author before. Guess I'll have to check it out.

  33. SQUEE! What an awesome giveaway! I love Eliza but haven't read this series yet!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  34. I can't wait to read this series., sounds good.Always looking for new auyhorsr.thanks for the excerpt.

  35. I'm a fan of your other series, so I can't wait to read this one. Great giveaway.

  36. Ohhh, Eliza Gayle- I LOVE her! Pick me, pick me!
    I want to visit "Purgatory" ( the club, not the HOT, down there place) and see some sexy Dom guys!
    Beth Wharton~~~~~ hotreaderbethy(at)hotmail(dot)com

  37. This series sounds fantastic! I can't wait to read them!
    stephstime (at) cox (dot) net

  38. Eliza Gayle is a new author to me. The books sounds great, thanks for the giveaway chance.

  39. I have loved the Purgatory set. I want more!

    1. Ooops.
      sad when you forget your own email...

  40. Oh my gracious. Wow you all are so wonderful and kind and sweet. *group hug*

    Thank you so much for all your kind words. I'm so excited about this book and already can't wait to give readers the next one. I'm hard at work and promise to get the next in the series out as soon as I can.

    If you've never read any of the Purgatory shorts you can easily pick up Tucker's Fall. They are very different. But if you've read Tucker and would like to learn more about what goes on in Purgatory then the shorts are what you want. Lots of goodies in those. :)

    Again, thank you so much and thank you Kally for having me on today. I'll be at RT and I look forward to sitting down and having some chat time.


  41. Oh the book cover of Tucker's Fall has me sold (I'm such a book cover hussy). Reading the excerpt I definitely plan on buying this one and would love to win the Purgatory shorts.

    Thanks for the chance to win these books!


    Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

  42. The book sounds awesome. Love your work!

  43. I have been wanting to visit Purgatory for a while now. No time like the present.

    Congratulations on the new release.

    Cindersmaria at gmail dot com

  44. Nice excerpt.


  45. I've read a few of Eliza's books. Looking forward to more.

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  47. Eliza you are now on my new author list. I loved that excerpt and can't wait to read more. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  48. Wow, just wow! That was an intense except. I am adding the whole series to my TBR list. Thanks Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  49. This sounds right up my alley and it is already added to my TBR list!!


  50. Can't wait to read this!! It's on the wishlist!

  51. WOW!!!! it will be at my to read list!!!!!!!!

  52. ohhhh.. I have been looking for another good BDSM series to read...


  53. I really enjoy your books and this new one looks very promising too. I would love to win this new book.

  54. GAWD!!! I'm still licking that cover. The excerpt gave me goosebumps. I'm going to read it again, though. It's fantastic.

    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  55. More More More, can't wait to read!