Saturday, June 21, 2014

AAD Featured Author Interview: Opal Carew

Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Opal Carew!

Thank you!  I’m so happy to be a featured author at AAD this year!

Is this your first year attending AAD?
This is my first time at AAD and I’m really excited about it!  I’ve heard lots of great things about it, so I just had to go!

So where will attendees be able to find you at AAD? Do you hang out in the bar? The 
lobby? Or are you the one who throws parties in their room?
I’m likely to be hanging out at the bar, lobby, room parties; wherever there are readers and fun, that's where I want to be!

Do you have a book coming out before AAD you want the attendees to know about?
Yes, I have had a new weekly series running throughout the month of June, called “His to Claim”. “His To Claim” is about a shy young woman who has a crush on her billionaire boss, Rafe, (who just happens to moonlight as a rock star- *gush*), despite the fact that he’s obviously WAY out of her league. So she has to step up her game to get his attention and make him know that not only is she His to Claim, but also that Rafe (aka rock musician Storm) is the first thing to do on her sexy bucket list. As the story progresses, the two find themselves pushing all of their boundaries and exploring riskier and risque-r ways to progress their relationship. (link:

I also have the third in my Office Slave series of short stories, this one called On Her Knees.   (link:

If you were to suggest one of your books to the AAD attendees, which book would it be?
I’d recommend Hot Ride, the first in another new series, Ready to Ride. It has hot, tattooed, bad boy bikers, and lots of them. Who doesn’t want some of that? The second one, Wild Ride, is available for preorder now, as well, and will be followed shortly by Riding Steele.   I’ll also be producing a lot of biker-themed merchandise & promo material to help out the Ready to Ride series.  (link:

I heard through the grapevine you’re one of the five authors hosting the Thursday Luncheon, what will people find there?
Yes, it’s true! There will be five of us hosting the luncheon and we're going to have goody bags with books and fun swag.  Also, if you come and sit at my table, I'll have some extras just for you!

What panels will you be on at AAD?
Right now I’m on three:  Rock and Roll, Erotica, Beating Back the Billionaire.

If an adoring fan wanted to buy you a drink at the bar, what’s your poison?
Diet coke with lemon and lime, but sometimes you can twist my arm for a Margarita, a Pina Colada, or a glass of white wine.

We’re all excited about the book signing. What books will you have on hand to sign and 
sell? What other swag might you have for readers and fans to get their hands on?
I'm going all out to promote my new series Ready To Ride and am keeping my eye out for more fun stuff to bring.  If you love red hot bikers, you'll love some of my fun stuff.  I'll have a TeeSpring campaign going for some delightful T-shirts with Bebe, my cute biker babe for the series.  If you wear the shirt at the con and find me, I'll give you a special gift.  What is it?  Shhh, it's a secret!

Where can readers find you?
Readers can keep up with my latest news by signing up for my newsletter here:

and can find me online at:

His To Claim #1: No Strings
His To Claim #1: No Strings
The first scintillating installment in the erotic serial novel His to Claim, later to be made available as a complete book featuring special bonus material.

She's his to claim--he just doesn't know it.

Rafe is a rock musician by night and head of a multi-million dollar family business during the day. Melanie is his former assistant, a wallflower who’s harbored a secret crush on him for years. Someone he'd never even consider sleeping with. But when Melanie decides to leave behind her shy exterior and live out her own sexy bucket list, the two of them are thrown together in a whirlwind affair that pushes both their boundaries.

Hot Ride (Ready To Ride, #1)


Hot, hard, fast, and handles like a dream!
Oh yeah, and the bike's not bad either.

Hayley is looking for more excitement in her life, but doesn’t know how to find it. Excitement finds Rip, a biker who’s seen more than his share of trouble.

When trouble finds Rip yet again and a bar brawl starts, both he and Hayley are thrown to the curb. Hayley knows this is her chance to find the excitement she so craves, but Rip doesn’t want to be some good girl’s bad-boy experience, so he turns down her advances, leaving her feeling rejected.

But life is never that simple for Rip, and he soon finds himself in her bed and wanting more. When his three biker friends show up, Hayley’s love of numbers turns into an erotic adventure none of them will ever forget.

But is there a chance for more than that between Hayley and Rip? Find out by taking a Hot Ride you’ll never forget.

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