Lisa: Welcome to author Riley Hart and the tour for her newest release, Jared’s Fulfillment.
Riley, let’s get started with an easy one: if you could spend some real-life time with one of the characters in the book, who would you choose and why?
Riley: I would absolutely choose Jared—hands down. I would really love to spend time with Kieran and Marco too (another fave) but Jared is close to my heart. He and I have a lot in common. I think we would get along well. I’d love to discuss the evolution he went through in both books and see the changes in who he is. It would be fascinating to compare pre-book Jared with who he is now.
Lisa: On the flipside, which character would you probably least get along with? Why?
Riley: That’s hard for me because this book has such a small cast of characters. It’s mostly just Jared, Kieran, and their friends Marco and Joseph and I love them all. Haha.
Lisa: Let’s take off your author cap and put on your reader cap for a moment: what do you look for in a book, what sort of protagonists do you love, and do you have a favorite genre/sub-genre?
Riley: I need a flawed character. I can’t connect with perfect characters, or characters that always do the right thing. My favorite kind of character is a flawed and layered. On the flipside, it needs to make sense. I struggle with over the top or manufactured angst. I want real people, like people I know or people who are shopping next to me in the grocery store. I mostly read contemporary. I loved character driven plots.
Lisa: What’s the one genre/sub-genre you haven’t written yet, but would love to? What’s kept you from it so far?
Riley: I would love, love, love to write a paranormal with a vampire!!! I adore vampires but man…I’m not sure how I would be on the whole world building, bad guys, fight scene kind of thing. Haha. That’s what scares me!
Lisa: Let’s talk tropes: do you have a few favorites that you enjoy both writing and reading? If so, what are they and what makes them your faves?
Riley: Friends to lovers will always be a favorite. There’s something special about falling for a friend. I’m also fond of fake relationships. They’re so fun to read and write! I love the quirks, getting to know each other, and awkward situations of fake relationships.
Lisa: What’s the one book you’ve read in your lifetime that you wish you’d written? Why did this particular book leave such a lasting impact on you?
Riley: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan. It is hands down the best book I’ve ever read. It’s deep, emotional and so very different. It left such a lasting impact on me. It’s narrated by men who passed away from AIDS in the 80’s. I think everyone should read it.
Lisa: What books and authors would you say influenced you to become a writer yourself?
Riley: That’s hard. I’ve always known I wanted to be a writer. I remember wanting to be a writer as far back as third grade, when I won my first writing contest. There are authors who are inspirational to me—David Levithan is one of them.
Lisa: What’s the best piece of writing/author advice you’ve received that you’d pass on to someone else just getting started in the business?
Riley: Read, read, read. Revise, revise, revise. Research, research, research. Wow, just realized they’re all “R’s” LOL. But those are all very important. Don’t follow trends. I know it looks like a great “in” but most of the time, anything that’s beneficial short term, isn’t beneficial long term. If you’re looking for a career, always think long term. That’s my biggest piece of advice. There are so many things that I feel could help me now, but I think they would hurt me later, so I won’t do them.
Lisa: If you won the lottery, what’s the first completely self-indulgent thing you’d do?
Riley: Go to Scotland and Ireland and visit castles and pubs!
Lisa: If you could sit down to dinner with any author, past or present, who would you choose, and why? What are some things you’d want to chat about?
Riley: I’m going to look totally obsessed here, but again, David Levithan. I don’t know what it is about him! I seriously have so much respect for him though. His words are beautiful. I’d probably want to talk about his books and his writing process.
Lisa: If you had to choose between becoming a superhero or supervillain, which would you choose and why?
Riley: Superhero, because I’m a good girl. LOL.
Lisa: What would your superpower be?
Riley: Um…super strength? My husband says he can see me picking the power to heal people. That would be cool!
Lisa: If you could travel back in time, with all your years of experience and wisdom intact, what advice would you give to your teenage self?
Riley: Stay away from him! He’s a horrible guy. He will break your heart. LOL. Also…there’s nothing wrong with who you are. Be strong, live more, let go.
Lisa: If you were to sit down and write your autobiography today, what would the title be?
Riley: The Road Less Traveled. I think people would be surprised at some of the things they could learn about my life, what I’ve been through and how I got where I am
Lisa: Thanks, Riley, it’s been great chatting with you!
About the Book
My relationship with Jared has lasted too long. He’s mesmerizing, beautiful in his devotion, pure in his need. He reaches parts of me I thought no longer existed, places I’d never known were there. His submission is a gift. His cries of pleasure and pain call to the most primal parts of me. I want to inhale him, own him, mark him as mine. He’s my boy and I need to be his Daddy, but my fear holds me back. I’ll fail him like I’ve failed everyone else I’ve loved. Before that happens, I’ll walk away.
I’ve never known security, love, or true pleasure before Kieran. With every touch, every command, every second of blissful, torturous pain, my heart grows and my soul is at peace. He protects me, spoils me, gives me what I need. Still, in some ways, he’s closed off and won’t let me in. But Kieran’s given me strength. I’ve evolved, and won’t accept less than I deserve…and I won’t let Daddy accept less than he deserves, either.
It’s a delicate balance: give and take, pleasure and pain. Together we can break each other down to our purest forms and build each other up again. Kieran always says I’m stronger than I think, but I know that together we’re invincible…if only he’d believe me.
We have two choices: say goodbye or fight for what’s always been out of both our reaches…fulfillment.
Warning: Jared’s Fulfillment contains BDSM elements, domestic discipline, spanking, and daddy kink–without age play–between consenting adults. If any of those things offend you, reading this book might not be a good idea.
Jared’s Evolution and Jared’s Fulfillment must be read in order.
Jared’s Fulfillment is part of the Desires Unleashed collection. Some books in this collection will have darker themes. Please be aware Desires Unleashed are erotic and not your typical Riley Hart romance. You can expect the mental and emotional journey to be led by the physical/sexual moments–which will be intense, frequent and kinky.
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Tour Excerpt (non-exclusive)
“Come here, boy. Your tie isn’t straight.”
I walked over to Kieran and tilted my head up so he could fix my tie. It was silly how good it made me feel, since it was such a simple thing to do for someone, but I loved it when Kieran did the small things. Sometimes, I didn’t think people realized how much the small things mattered, but he did. Kieran thought of everything.
I smiled because I knew it brought him joy too.
“What are you grinning at?” he asked as he finished.
“You,” I told him, and then added, “Thank you, Daddy.”
“So beautiful when you say that to me.” He rubbed his thumb across my bottom lip. “I love to watch your mouth when you call me Daddy.” He cupped my cheek, leaned in and pressed a soft kiss to my lips. I savored it, nearly melting into him. Kieran reached me on a bone-deep level. My body had a visceral reaction to him any time he was in the same room. And the reaction had grown over the last month, since the night of the play. It was then when I’d quietly decided to show Kieran how much I loved him, with my service to him. When I’d decided to secretly fight for us, the best way I knew how.
“Finish getting ready. I’ll put bagels on,” he told me, pressing another quick kiss to my mouth.
“Thank you,” I replied, before watching Kieran walk out of the room. I loved the way he moved—the power in the way he held his body. The dominance in him. He filled me in ways I never knew I needed, in ways that left me forever changed. He was everything to me and I couldn’t deny that. I didn’t want to. I wanted to bask in it because, for the first time in my life, I truly understood what it was like to be happy. Secure. At peace. Protected.
After walking over to Kieran’s dresser, I plucked a pair of socks from the top drawer, pulled them onto my feet, and then slipped on my shoes before I met him in the kitchen.
“You’re going to lunch with Marco today?” he confirmed. Marco and I had begun spending quite a bit of time together. He was funny and understanding. He always answered my questions and freely shared his own stories with me. I truly liked him and was thankful for this new friendship.
I walked over to help but he said, “Sit. I’ll take care of it.”
Another smile pulled at my lips; I loved the feeling of Kieran caring for me…of him telling me what to do. It made my head spin in the best sort of way. It was amazing, really, the way this lifestyle had changed me. The way it had grounded me—strengthened me. It’s not something I would have believed before my relationship with Kieran. It’s not something most people could likely understand but then…why did anyone else have to understand it? It was the way we chose to live. People often forgot that because something was wrong for them, it didn’t mean it was wrong for everyone, or hell, that it was wrong in any way.
About the Author
Riley Hart is the girl who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s a hopeless romantic, a lover of sexy stories, passionate men, and writing about all the trouble they can get into together.
She loves reading, flawed characters, and hanging out with her husband and children, who she adores. She and her family live in Southern California, soaking up the sunshine while also missing seasons. Not a day goes by that she isn’t thankful she gets to wake up and do what she loves.
Life is good. Riley also writes young adult and new adult under the name Nyrae Dawn.
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7 thoughts on “Interview and Giveaway: Jared’s Fulfillment by Riley Hart”
Collide is my favorite.
I love so many of her books that picking a favorite is hard. Crossroads, if I have to pick.
Collide because it was my first
Broken Pieces is my favorite
Crossroads is my favorite if I had to pick.
Shifting Gears is my favorite from what I’ve read from the author’s backlist so far.
Collide was my first…loved it