Eden/Eve: Drea Beacraft, as many of you may already know, is not only one of our most loyal Smutkedettes, but she’s also a brand *spanking* new author! Let’s sit down for a wild initiation rite…er…a cozy chat with this new author!
Drea: First off I wanna say thank you the Smutketeers for having me on this blog. I can’t tell you how much I squeed when I was asked.
Okay before I just go spewing about my book I thought it was only proper to introduce myself, my momma did teach me some manners ;0). My name is Drea Becraft and I’m a mother/wife/newbie author. I have three little girls ages 7, 4, and 2 with my high school sweetheart/husband, all drive me madly insane at any given moment but I love them dearly. I live in a little hick town in Northwestern Ohio, where I am begging spring to come early.
As I stated above I am a newbie author, this being my first book “officially” published. I did have a free read come out for Christmas. Since LIVE FOR THE TODAYS has come out I have been overwhelmed by the great reviews that it’s been getting. I can’t tell you how much it does me good to hear them, and makes me only want to write more, that is if I ever get the time back to do so ;0).
Now the premise of this story came from two different places, first a Yahoo loop party that thought a book made entirely of emails would be fun, and second, a real life experience. While it wasn’t a good life experience I wanted to connect with my audience and what better way then something we all know so well-cancer. I watched as my friend lost her aunt, who was practically her mother, and it just about killed me to see her in pain. While it’s sad to kill a character off in a book I felt it necessary in this one.
Vengeance is only a mouse click away, but what happens when you fall for the one you’re supposed to hate? Diane Miles lets very few people into her life, and the ones she calls family she never lets go of. But what is she to do when her best friend is dying and her whole world as she knows it is about to be torn apart?
Chase Griffin is in shock when a woman accuses him of treating one of his employees wrongfully. When she takes over his system making it impossible to work, he doesn’t know whether to strangle her or spank her till she begs for mercy. When he discovers who his local vigilante is, strangling is the last thing on his mind as she becomes his rock during the last days of his sister’s life.
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2010, 8:19 AM
Subject: Oops, did I do that????
It’s been a month, Ace, and you have yet to find and fire the one who wronged my friend. I have given you more than ample time and now it’s time for you to pay.
You are up against one hell of a computer chick. And Ace, I am holding your system ransom until you meet the demands.
I hope you don’t have important meetings you need to be in this week, because I just canceled them.
Oh isn’t it wonderful how the world translates in 101011, LOL.
NO YOU CAN’T,
Your Local Vigilante
Oh, how good it felt finally sending that message. After a long night of hacking into the arrogant asshole’s computer system, she finally had the worm in place, and his system stalled. Sometimes, it paid to be one hell of a computer wiz and even one better, having software irreversible by anyone but herself.
Sure, it would be a huge inconvenience for both Mr. Griffin and maybe his secretary, but that’s as far as her vigilance went. Diane only wanted to make one man pay, so no need to hack the entire ARC main frame. Other employees should not pay for the failure of their boss, nor should the customers who pay for services needed.
Chuckling lightly she added one of the many pictures she had of a super muscled and super shiny naked man. The man was seriously too prude for his own good so why not add a little man candy in the mix? Plus it made her happy to imagine the look on his face as a man in all his glory playing with himself popped up every time he clicked the mouse.
Totally engrossed in what she was doing, Diane didn’t notice Tina standing in the doorway. Dressed in a black skirt with a yellow blouse, she had her hair pulled in a bun. If you didn’t know any better, you would think she was your ordinary woman, but Diane did know better.
“What are you looking at?” Crossing the room, Tina looked over her shoulder at the naked man holding himself while leaning his head under the spray of his seemingly enjoyable shower. “Nice, where can I get one of those?”
“1-800-HOT-DICK,” bringing a chuckle from them both.
“You’ve been at it all night again, haven’t you?” Tina said, crossing her arms across her chest and glaring.
“Always treating me like a kid. Yeah Mommy, I spent all night on the computer. But I swear, once I hit the pillows, I’ll sleep all afternoon.” With a half smile, Diane pushed away from the desk and headed toward her friend.
“You better, I swear I have no idea how you go on as little sleep as you do. I would have migraines out the ass if I tried to pull that stunt.”
“Luck of the genes, I guess.” Diane shrugged then hugged her friend lightly. Releasing her, she stepped back a couple of steps to continue their conversation. “When are you going to give your resignation?”
“I will in a couple of weeks. We have some pretty big hitters coming in and I want to get them settled before I up and leave. It’s the least I can do before I leave them bereft an acquisitions agent.”
“And a damn good one at that.”
“You are too kind to that man after the way he treated you.”
“Just because someone else got the job as agent doesn’t mean he’s not a good boss, Diane. I sure don’t hold a grudge over what happened. And I have no clue why you would either.”
“I just hate to see anyone hurt the ones I love.”
“Oh, honey, I love you too but just let it go. It’s so not worth the trouble or worry.”
“I can’t help but worry about you, T. You’re my family.”
“You’re my best friend, and I would be so lost without you.”
“I know. I am pretty fabulous.” Blowing on her nails, then on her shirt, she winked at her friend.
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Chase was pissed. Not only could he not get into any of his files, but his email didn’t work unless sending to only one recipient. The tech guys from his IT department could do nothing to restore it but assured him that only his files were hostage, both were a relief and an annoyance. Obviously, he was the only target of this vigilante, and she was doing a really good job.
Even more pissed now than when first discovering the problem hours ago, Chase shot off an email to his nemesis, satisfied in the knowledge that while he enjoyed a great lunch with his sister and best friend she would be squirming.
Date: Monday, July 6, 2010, 12:10 PM
Subject: RESTORE MY SYSTEM NOW!!!!!!!
Listen, I don’t know who the fuck you are, or how the fuck you got into my system, but I want it RESTORED NOW. You can’t just mess with someone’s livelihood. You mess with me and you mess with the company. Not only are you screwing over your friend but also the people that work for my company.
I have no idea what started this, but if you don’t restore it, I will find you and have my lawyers so far up your ass you won’t know where you end and they begin.
YES, I FUCKING CAN,
President & CEO
ARC Management Company
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While this is my first book it certainly is not my last. I have a paranormal coming out April 20, 2011 and another short contemporary coming out on June 22, 2011. I am also so close to the end of the sequel to LIVE FOR THE TODAYS called FORGET THE YESTERDAYS, I can smell it.
One of my favorite quotes fits this story so well. “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln
So with that being said I am going to give you a little more life in your years. Well at least an hour or so ;0) with an Amazon Gift Card for $5. All you need to do is leave a comment below, it’s as simple as that!
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Eden/Eve: Oh, we like an easy girl…*G* But let’s find out a little more about Drea, with some of the usual nosy-and hopefully-revealing Q&A’s:
Beer or Girly drink with an umbrella? Girly Drink ( I hate tasting my alcohol when I do drink)
Vanilla or chocolate? I’m female-CHOCOLATE-lol!
Hugs or Kisses? Hugs
Boxers, briefs or commando? Boxers
Steak or sushi? Neither
Jeans or stilettos? Jeans (heels kill my feet)
Cop or Fireman? Cop (although both look great in uniform)
Rough and ready Cowboy or Corporate big-wig in a sharp suit? Can’t I have one of both ( I know that was naughty but I like it ;0))
Vampire or werewolf? VAMPIRE…Bet you all are so shocked by that lol.
Eden/Eve: LIVE FOR THE TODAYS is available now!
Secret Cravings Publishing * Bookstrand * ARe * Amazon * B&N
Be sure to visit Drea’s WEBSITE or her BLOG for more info and updates about her book releases! And be sure to check back here in the comments section of this post for her contest winner, to be announced on the evening of the 10th!