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Welcome back! How was your extended holiday weekend? I just relaxed, no partying or cookouts! I really did need the rest. Anyway, Its day 3 of the Swirling Around Love ‘Multicultural Event’ and today we have Author Blue Saffire with us. Let’s welcome her.

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Blue Saffire is a woman on a mission to share her words and thoughts with the world. She has found her passion in her pen and steams up the pages with her humor, honesty, love and voice. Blue represents the secret author inside that some of us are too scared to let out.

Blue and her family all enjoy life in the suburbs. However life throws her challenges daily and since her diary is no longer enough she has decided it is time for new outlets for the words she would never say face to face to her friends, family or other moms and definitely not her husband.

So here in lays the thoughts of Blue Saffire; the author, the wife, the mother, and the woman. Enjoy.

Now I will let you in on who I really am. LOL. I am from New York born and raised. But I have spent two years in WV when I was in the seventh and eighth grade. I have a MBA in Marketing and Project management and a MED in Curriculum Design and Instruction Technology. I have ministry, yes I write erotica and have a ministry, LOL.

I also write music and I am married to a music producer and artist. I love to create and would not be whole if I couldn’t. Life has taken me some places in the last few years, after the loss of my mother. I didn’t think I would find my way back, but my faith and my writing has brought me through.

I write under multiple pen names because I have a hosts of characters living in my head and I never want to limit them. I have published ten books under the Blue Saffire name to date and a few others under my other pen names. I self-publish and wouldn’t have it any other way. I love what I do. It is a joy to weave my stories together and have my characters come to life.

I also run an online broadcast, Blue Saffire radio, that airs live every Tuesday at 9pm EST. I invite 2 authors on a month and interview them. It is such a blast and I love talking to the authors and making new friends.

So that is me. Verleiz aka Blue Saffire.

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Email: thebluesaffire@gmail.com

 

 

Author Interview

1. What inspired you to become a Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance writer?

I am a dreamer. So many of my books and characters come from my dreams. My characters tell me who they are and where they are from. They inspire me to write their stories no matter where they are from or what their background maybe. Many of them just happen to be IR or Multicultural characters.

2. Besides writing, what are some of your favorite things?

Music, my house is filled with music. I guess the two, writing and music, go hand and hand for me. Then there is fashion and shopping. I am a certified shopaholic. Yes, I admit it.

3. Name at least two (2) authors that you admire who write Multicultural, IR or BWWM Romance?

Admire is a strong word, not one I would use. However, I respect and enjoy the works of SK Lessly, Eve Vaughn’s paranormal IR, Twyla Turner, Lavender Parker, and Ancelli to name a few.

4. What types or genre of books do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading?

I enjoy reading everything. I don’t think I can name just one genre. I just finished a Lavender Parker book, Spitfire Suckerpunch, but I am on a few deadlines so I am not reading anything right now.

5. Are you working on anything new? If so, when can we expect it to be released?

I am working on Ballers 2 which I know some people have been waiting for. I am looking

to release it September 15th.

6. Do you have any scheduled upcoming events; such as book signings, interviews, etc.?

I am so excited about next year. I will be hosting my own event in South Carolina, at the Wild Dunes Resorts and I have invited my authors friends to come out and join me. The event is called Blue’s March Madness and I plan to cause some madness for the readers to enjoy. In addition, I with be in Daytona, in May, at IRAE 2017 and in New Orleans, for Swirling the Big Easy, in September 2017. There are a few other events, but I am awaiting final details.

7. Where do you expect to be in your career as an author five (5) years from now?

In five years, I see myself watching my books on the big screen and in TV series. Five years from now, I will have my brand established and everyone will have heard of Blue Saffire and tried me out at least once.

8. What advice can you give to new authors who’s interested in writing in this genre?

Bring it! Follow your heart and write what it tells you. Don’t fear what others with think. Write for you and the rest with come.

 

Special Message From Blue to You …

Hey Readers… Have you ever just wanted to lose yourself? Well I spent nine years of my life feeling that way. During that time I fell in love and that love healed my broken heart. Now today I want to share that love with you. That love is my writing. Each book is a piece of me that I am sharing with you. I will make you laugh, cry, shout, and gush in all the right ways. I believe that I grow with each book, which allows you, my friends and readers, to grow with me. So thank you for joining the journey. – With Love, Blue

Book Catalog

The Legally Bound Series

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Bobby Mariettie is a successful lawyer with the world at his fingertips, but he wants one thing and one thing only! Her, Paige Kemble, the attractive brilliant lawyer in his father’s firm. Paige is the one thing Bobby never thought he would have so when opportunity knocks Bobby Pounces.

Paige has followed the rules and her plan for success and a happy life to a tee, but when her plan starts to look like it is failing she wants to step off course just once. She has no idea that this is going to land her in the arms of the one man she never even considered. She also didn’t know that those arms would fit her perfectly. Too bad he totally screwed her….Now Paige wants nothing to do with him and Bobby wants nothing but her. Will Bobby get what he wants?

**This book has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Reader 18+ 

Available for Purchase here.

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Marcus Mariettie never should have had a right to love her but it didn’t stop him from falling hard. And now everything he has could be destroyed because of that love. All he wants is his family safe, but knowing what he does he’s not so sure he doesn’t stand to lose it all.

Rita Briggs never wanted to hurt anyone. She just wanted to be able to be with the man she loves. Things don’t go as she planned and now it is all coming to a crushing reality. He promised to always come for her and to protect her. Rita just doesn’t know how to get out of fates way.

But when she figures it out someone wants to try the one skill Rita was born with. Will they win or will the Briggs do what they do best?

**This book has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Readers 18+  

Available for Purchase here.

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Nathaniel Briggs has met his match in every way. When it comes to the bedroom Pamela Kemble is a pint size version of himself. She is determined to play by her own rules, but Pam is just going to have to learn that when it comes to Nate she is not always going to be on top. He has his own secrets, but she will just have to learn to trust him. But for Pam… she knows what secrets can do to love and she is not in for a repeat.

It would be easier to just ignore each other but that was impossible from the moment they first meet and touched. He wants her and she sure as hell wants him. However, it seems both their pasts want to get in their way. Will they get through the trails of their past? Will Pam give into Nate’s rules, his law or will Nate have to call this one a draw and walk away.

**This book has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Readers 18+ 

Available for purchase here.

 

The ‘Hush’ Series

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Uri Donati is like a ghost and not your friendly variety. If he finds you, you are as good as ghost. He is the Donati family’s weapon. So it is clear that he has no room for love. Or does he? Valentina Caprisi is not your average woman. Pain birthed the woman she is and pain is what she now delivers. In Valentina’s mind people like her are not meant to be in love. She is too damaged to be loved. So why is it that this man stirs things in her she never thought she would have? Their connection is deeper than they know, but they were always meant to be together. They were made for each other.

This is Book 1 in the Hush Series a spinoff from the bestselling Legally Bound Series placed after book 3 in the Legally Bound Series. While you can read this book as a standalone it will enhance the read to read the Legally Bound Series first. Blue Saffire’s books are written to weave, loop and intertwine with one another. You will find that the series build together for a greater experience.

**This BWWM erotic romance has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Readers 18+  

Available for purchase here.

 

The ‘Ballers’ Series

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For Him she was the one from the moment he saw her. He just didn’t know it would be so hard for her to see him, but when she does he takes his chance. He would never regret it, but what he would regret is walking away. Then she appears in his life again and he is floored by all he truly walked away from. It will never happen again, no matter what.

Football had been his life, not anymore and if walking away from it all is what it takes to have her and all that comes with her so be it. He has left it all out on field, now it is time to leave it all at her feet.

Because Tamara is his for keeps!

This is Book 1 in the Ballers Series. This book can be read as a stand although characters from Hush do appear. Blue Saffire’s books are written to weave, loop and intertwine with one another. You will find that the series build together for a greater experience.

**This book has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Readers 18+

Available for purchase here.

The ‘Brothers Black’ Series

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I don’t just love my woman, I protect her, I provide for her, I would die for her. Nellie walked into my life when I needed her most. Now I’m not willing to let her go. I will destroy anyone that even thinks of harming my woman. Nellie is nothing like the women I used to bring pleasure to.

Oh Yes, I bring pleasure on levels that will numb your mind for months. When I lay eyes on Nellie, I know I want to bring her and only her that pleasure. I just need her to see past my past. I’m the oldest of seven hardheaded brothers. Some call me the ring leader, some call me the voice of reason, and everyone knows me as the heartbreaker. Only I never wanted her to know that. Now I’ll just have to show her that I can heal a heart much better than I can break one because I want hers.

I am running from my past. I never thought that I would run right into the arms of freaking Wyatt Black. I watched him break hearts from afar. The last thing I need is to be next. But like I said this is Wyatt freaking Black, the six foot three, golden eyed breathing definition of sexy. Women line up to get their hearts broken by him. So really how am I supposed to resist him?

I’ll give in and when I do, I’ll find that he is more than what I bargained for in so many ways. I mean in every way imaginable. If sex were a weapon Wyatt Black would be lethal. Who I am kidding Wyatt is lethal, especially when it comes to me. When the past comes to haunt us, Wyatt will always protect me, without thought, without question. Wyatt isn’t a heartbreaker, he is my heart healer.

Find out what happened to lead to the text message Nathan Briggs received at his wedding, in Legally Bound 3.

This is Book 1 in the Brothers Black Series a spin-off from the bestselling Legally Bound Series placed after book 3 in the Legally Bound Series. While you can read this book as a standalone, it will enhance the read to read the Legally Bound Series first. Blue Saffire’s books are written to weave, loop and intertwine with one another. You will find that the series build together for a greater experience.

**This BWWM romance has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Readers 18+

Available for purchase here.

 

The ‘Legally Bound’ Series

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Jasper

I have loved her since we were kids, but I knew the day would come when I would have to leave her. Now I’m home, and she is mine. Only she is running from me, and I have no idea why? But it stops NOW!

With the help of my family, I’m going after my girl once and for all. All secrets are coming out because I won’t allow another thing to keep us apart. Not my job. Not my secrets, and certainly not hers.

Marie

He doesn’t know what I know. I never meant for any of this to happen, but I have committed to my actions, and I plan to see them though. After all, I have done it all for him. It’s time I stop running from what was always meant to be. I just hope it doesn’t bite me in return.

While Jas and Marie find what has been missing, there are other forces at play in the background. Not just their family, but others that don’t want them to find a happy ever after. There is never a dull moment for the Briggs or the Mairetties. Will Jas and Marie be able to find their happily ever after, despite the drama wreaking hectic in the shadows Jasper is usually watching over?

WARNING: BOOK CONTENT SOME LIGHT BDSM.

This is Book 4 from the bestselling the Legally Bound Series. While the series can be read independently from the other spinoff series it is more enjoyable to read them as a collection as Blue Saffire’s books are written to weave, loop, and intertwine with one another. Legally Bound 4 takes placed after book 3 in the Legally Bound Series, and can be read after Book 1 in the Hush series and Book 1 in the Brothers Black Series. You will find that the series build together for a greater experience.

This book does not end in a cliffhanger, but it does lead into Hush 2 in the end, as is Blue’s Saffire style. 

**This book has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Readers 18+ 

Available for purchase here.

 

The ‘Perfect For Me’ Series

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Nolan “Rage” Chaney can have any girl he wants, but right now it is about his Band. That is until her. This is the band’s last chance. If they don’t make it now everything is going to change. they just need one more key ingredient. Problem is what the band needs most is what Nolan wants most and it doesn’t look like he will ever get to have his perfect note and performance too.

Kelly “Kitty” Nelson is a pint size force to be reckon with on the stage but a tragedy in her life has taken the joy of music away from her, until now. The guys of True Life are just what she needs to fall in love with the stage again. Only the stage is not the only one out to take over her heart. When secrets and the past start to catch up with them will Kitty and Rage still be able to create the perfect melody?

**This book has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Reader 18+

**This book is book one in the Perfect For Me series but can be read as a stand alone.

Available for purchase here.

 

The ‘Hush’ Series

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Shannon’s whole world changed seven months ago. She has never felt more lost. All the insecurities she has grown up with and tried to hide are roaring to the forefront as she feels like her identity has been rubbed from her.

Luca knows he is making a mistake. He is running from his future because of his past. He wants to right his wrongs, but the timing just hasn’t been right. Now he is faced with a whole new set of changes in his life and he has to face what has been coming for him. Only there is a lot more coming for not only Luca, but his entire family.

Just as you think, you don’t get any more lethal than Uri and Valentina Donati…or do you? Everything you thought you knew about the Mairettie, Briggs, Black and Donati clans is about to change. Someone has targeted the wrong bunch. That was their first mistake. Their second mistake was not really knowing who they are targeting. They should have known that they are messing with more than just friends. They are messing with a family. One big bad family. What happens when you target a family of full of hitters, mob bosses, lethal bodyguards, and a lethal private investigation team? Click now to find out.   This is Book 2 in the Hush Series a spin-off from the bestselling Legally Bound Series placed after book 4 in the Legally Bound Series. While you can read this book as an installment to the Hush series alone it will enhance the read to read the Legally Bound (Book 1-4), Hush and Brothers Black (Book 1) Series first. Blue Saffire’s books are written to weave, loop and intertwine with one another. You will find that the series build together for a greater experience.

**This book has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Readers 18+

Available for purchase here.

 

The ‘Legally Bound’ Series (Novella)

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I’m the second oldest of four. Two brothers, and a sister. My name is Sam, Sam Mairettie, but you are about to learn that I go by another name. To know where I am going you will have to know where I have been. So here is the beginning of my story. You need to know the beginning to understand the end.

This is Book 5.0 in the Legally Bound Series a novella, placed after book 4 in the Legally Bound Series, but before Legally Bound V: Legally Unbound. Blue Saffire’s books are written to weave, loop and intertwine with one another. You will find that the series build together for a greater experience.

**This book has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Readers 18+  

Available for purchase here.

 

The ‘Yours’ Series (Full Length Novels)

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I have waited a long time for the woman I have always known she would become. My past demons and her insecurities will try to tear us apart, but I am strong enough for both of us. Besides, there is no letting go. She is mine and I will protect that fact against anyone, even her.

I have answered to everyone’s wishes for me all my life. It is hard to know where you are going when you have yet to find your voice and who you are. But he helps to find me in the last place I ever thought to look. My only concern is will he want to keep me. I have always wanted Nicholas Lincoln. Now that I have him, can I really keep him.

Available for purchase here.

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Where do we go from here? I love Nick, but I don’t see how this can be fixed. I have never been so confused of hurt in my life. I don’t know if I can move forward, but I am not willing to go down without a fight. I’ve changed and so has everything and everyone around me.

Sephora is wrong if she thinks this is over. I wasn’t ready to let her go before and now it is impossible. The skeletons are coming out of the closet and refuse to go back in, but I will come out on top. I always do.

Available for purchase here.

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This is my family! My future the air I need to breathe. Someone really thought it wise to threaten that. Just when things are coming together the way I need them someone has chosen to come after my world. Big mistake! Before this is all over everyone will know ….I AM Nicholas Lincoln.

I just wanted to help my man not put my life in danger. I understand now what I have done. However, I am not the same Sophi anymore. I have too much to lose now and innocence has nothing to do with it. I will do what I must to protect what’s mine. I have never been stupid and this is what will save us in the end. My name is Sephora Lincoln and I’ve just become Lethal.

Available for purchase here.

The ‘Ballers’ Series

Coming Soon

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Book Excerpt ~ Yours (Book 1)

“O-kayyy,” Kimmie whistles. “TMI.” She looks at Nick with a knowing smile, than peeks around him at me and winks.

Obliviously she knows something I don’t know, as usually. I am starting to become impatient with it all. I step from around Nick to Kimmie’s side and nudge her. She just looks up at the ceiling and starts to whistle.

“Uh, Sophi, would you like another drink?” Mark asks as he nervously rubs at the back of his neck while looking between Nick and me.

I can feel Nick’s eyes on me, but I am too nervous to look back at him. I hesitate in thought for a moment looking around at the rest of the group. In a split second, I decide to run.

“Sure, I’ll come with you,” I reply and slip my arm through his.

As we start to walk I feel a hand on my elbow and turn to find Nick looking down at my arm locked with Mark’s. He shifts his gaze to mine. “I was hoping I could give you your gift,” Nick says softly.

Before I can reply my mother’s voice fills the room. Nick grimaces and releases my arm looking pointedly again at my arm wrapped around Mark’s. I pull my arm from Mark’s hold and take a slight step away from him.

“Sephora, darling please … everyone can you gather around the pool outside,” my mother orders.

We all began to file outside to the infinity pool that is adorned with candles on three sides as water runs off the fourth infinity edge. Nick finds his way to my side and places his hand

on the small of my back once again. Does this man know he is driving me crazy? I hope he never stops. I wish.

“I loved your natural hair color, we’ll have to do something about that,” Nick whispers into my ear and gives my hair a little tug. I release a low moan from somewhere foreign to me and have to bit my lip to suppress the end of it. Nick’s hand slips under my waves of hair to the nape, gently fisting the hair there, as he leans in to whisper again. “What am I going to do with you, my little butterfly,” he growls.

What? I must have blacked out somewhere. This is not happening, I must be dreaming. Why are my panties so wet? He’s got to keep his hands off of me. I think I am about to explode right here before the almost one hundred smiling faces around my mother’s pool. In Sephora’s world there is never such luck. His fingers start to massage my neck and I want badly to moan again.

I know my mother is talking. Saying something about toasting and celebrating her baby. It is lost to me as Nick starts to run his fingertips up and down my bare spine beneath my hair. Up and down and back up again to massage my nape and repeat. I’m positive my mother is talking, but to me it sounds more like; “Thank you all for coming this evening,” shiver, “Sephora is my baby and I am so proud of her,” shiver, “I want,” shiver, shiver, “us all,” shiver, “to go around,” shiver, shiver, shiver, “the pool to say something,” shiver, “as a toast,” shiver, shiver, “to celebrate,” shiver, “my,” shiver, “darling,” Shiver, shiver, shiver, SNAP.

OH.MY.GOD. I just had my first orgasm in front of a crowd of people and all he did was massage my neck and run his fingers down my back. He is so smooth about slipping his jacket off and placing it around my shoulders as if my shivers are from the cool night air and not my reaction to him.

As I come down out of the clouds he slowly dragged his fingers down my back to place them in that place he has claimed as his. I lean into him to keep from falling face first into the pool as my legs threaten to give out.

“Cold?” I hear Luke whisper as he puts an arm around my shoulders and pulls me from Nick’s embrace. Not now with the overprotective and possessive brother routine Lucian, Ugh.

Nick looks annoyed for a split second before training his attention on Kimmie’s mother who is toasting Kimmie, Mark and myself. I pull Nick’s jacket around me to replace the sense of loss I feel, now that I am out of his embrace. As the fog clears I try to understand what just happened. I am almost positive he knows what he just did to me. Yet he is standing here in such control and focus, laughing at Kimmie and her mother like all the other smiling faces here right now.

What does this mean? I want Nicholas Lincoln so bad, but does this mean he wants me too? One thing is for sure I am not taking that job now, no matter what.

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