Overwhelm Me by AC Marchman
Allie Marshall has dealt with a traumatic past that she desperately wants to keep buried. She moved to Atlanta to escape her old life and pursue her dream of becoming a Physician Assistant. With the help of her roommate, Livey, she has finally gotten her life back on track and will be graduating from Emory University with honors.
Then, she meets Donovan Callahan, a sexy and wealthy doctor who Allie cannot resist. Their relationship starts off intense and full of passion. Donovan wants to give Allie the world. But she soon learns he was involved with Claire Dubois, a reality star convicted of murdering her husband. Will she stick by his side when all of his baggage comes to the surface or will she be overwhelmed and turn her back on him?
Expected release date 12/31/2012
Excerpt from Overwhelm Me
Donovan lunges at me before I can jump on him myself. He must be a mind reader. The electricity between us is amazing. I feel such a pull towards him and I can’t stop it.
He lays on top of me, hands placed on both sides of my head with his arms stretched up so he can look down on me. “You really are beautiful, you know that?” Donovan lowers onto his elbows, bringing his face to mine. His blue eyes are scorching with pure desire for me. Shit, that’s so hot. He kisses me first with a closed mouth then gently tugs on my bottom lip. I moan, unable to control it.
“Now, where did we leave off? Oh, yes, I remember,” Donovan whispers in my ear, his voice deep and husky. He plunges his tongue into my mouth, kissing me with such intensity and passion. I run my fingers through his brown hair and tug, urging him to kiss me deeper. He obliges and runs his tongue over and under mine. He shifts his weight to one arm and uses his other hand to palm one of my breasts. He pulls my tank top down so my chest lifts up. His lips leave mine and take one my protruding nipples into his mouth slowly.
“Damn, you have the most amazing body,” Donovan growls as he swirls his tongue around my left breast. I whimper in response. He flicks his magic tongue and gently tugs. Fuck me, this is so sexy. He switches breasts and starts the sensual torture again. I tilt my pelvis up, unable to ignore the wetness between my legs.
“Let’s lose this shirt, shall we?” Donovan pulls my tank top off over my head. I’m not wearing a bra, so I’m naked from the waist up. “This is like unwrapping a birthday present,” he says as he throws my shirt on the floor. He licks me in my cleavage, and my backs bows off the couch. I bite my lip, trying to stifle my moans. “No, baby, let me hear you,” Donovan releases my lip.
“Please, Donovan,” I can’t control this feeling building up inside me, waiting to combust.
Book Crush had a chance to “sit” down with AC Marchman and talk a little about her upcoming release.
Who designed the cover? What was involved in coming up with the cover design? What does it mean to you?
The cover was designed by JB McGee. She helped me find the cover and she did the text for me. I think she did a pretty awesome job 🙂 The woman turned around is a symbolism of Allie. Is she going to turn her back on Donovan or will she stay?
What’s next? What are you working on?
Well, I will be starting the 2nd book in the series as soon as Overwhelm Me gets to release. I wanted to get through this first and learn the process before I started writing again. The second book wil be called Surrender to Me (title subject to change)
Overwhelm Me is book 1 in the Callahan series, how many books do you plan? Will they all be about Allie and Donovan?
Well, the plan is for 3 books. I think I may also do a novella in between the 2nd and 3rd book about Donovan and Claire. Maybe give my readers a deeper understanding of their relationship. The main novels will focus on Allie and Donovan.
What does it feel like to be about to have your debut novel “out there” in the world? What do you fear the most? What are you looking forward to the most?
It feels…unbelievable! It’s so surreal. I have to remember that it’s me and not some other person! I fear that people won’t like my book. Yeah, I know that I can’t please everyone, but I would like a majority of my target audience to enjoy it! I’m looking forward to the whole journey this book will take me on. I never thought in a million years I would be doing this. So far, it’s been very educational!!
What inspired the story Overwhelm Me and the Callahan series?
Honestly, I decided one day I was going to sit and write a book. I just started typing and the story seemed to flow after that. There is no person I’m basing it after. I created these characters and I hope the world will love them as much as I do.
What was your writing process?
Hmm. Well, it’s really hard to write when you have 3 kids and a husband, plus working full time. I wrote during nap times (I’m actually answering these questions while the little one is sleeping), bedtimes and meal times! It’s a good thing that I’m a fast typer!
Do you have a soundtrack in your mind or music that you listened to while writing Overwhelm Me? If so, could you share the playlist?
Actually, there is a playlist. It’s on http://xwordx.blogspot.com/2012/12/overwhelm-me-blog-tour-book-review.html, courtesy of Robin Harper and the “Word blog”. When I was writing the sex scenes, I also listened to Buck Cherry and Katy Perry
Do you have a blog or website?
Yes, it’s acmarchman.weebly.com. I haven’t focused on it as of late. Been kinda busy 🙂
Tell me about Allie and Donovan (without any spoilers) – what makes them tick, how did you imagine them?
Ah, Donovan and Allie! Allie is a strong willed woman who has overcome so much in her life and doesn’t let her past slow her down. Her family, and Donovan, are her world! Donovan is a doctor who is also a sexy playboy. He dated Claire Dubois for a long time. When she was sent to jail, he had one night stands only, no relationships. That is, until Allie came along. I see Chace Crawford or Zac Effron as my Donovan. I see Allie as Lyndsy Foncetta (I have the pictures on my author page if you wanted to see them)
What was your process for writing about “the sex”? Was it as hot for you writing it as it was reading it?
LOL! Well, the first sex scene was so hard to get through. I felt myself blushing as I wrote the words. I pictured the scenes in my head as I wrote them down. And yes, it was just as hot writing them as it is reading them!
What is your favorite swear word?
HAHA! I have a few (although, never used in front of my children). I say “Fuck” a lot and “Holy shit.” Just like Allie 🙂 But my friend Stacey Bentley and I like to call each other names. I probably shouldn’t share those with you LOL
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I love spending time with my family. I have a 10, 7 and 1 year old to keep me busy. In the spring and fall, we like to hike. IN the summer, we go to the beach. During this time of year, we all like to sit around with hot chocolate (or in my case, coffee or Dr. Pepper) watch Christmas cartoons and movies. Right now, Elf is our favorite!
Thank you AC for spending some time with us and letting us get to know the person behind Overwhelm Me!! We’re really looking forward to it!
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