A Visit with Anya Summers

Thanks for having me on your blog today, Cynthia! I’m super excited to be here today.

ToMasterAndDefend_bigWhat inspired your latest book?

The hero in TO MASTER & DEFEND is very loosely based on my love affair with men in uniform. I love a man in uniform whether it’s military, law enforcement, or fire fighters. There’s just something about a man who is a throwback to other generations, who understand the meaning of honor and loyalty that I find supremely sexy.
What is your favorite dessert/food?

Wine, chocolate, cheese, and coffee are my favorite food groups. Without those, the world would be a sad place indeed.
How likely are people you meet to end up in your next book?

I don’t write about people I know. There may be a character trait that I find appealing from an individual I meet that my hero or heroine will end up with but my characters talk to me and tell me who they are, not the other way around. I’m always people watching when I’m out.
Tell us about your hero.  Give us one of his strengths and one of his weaknesses.

Tobias Ford is this big huge Dom with a true heart of gold. I’m totally in love with this hero of mine. Anytime I think of him, I sigh. Even his PTSD, which is his one weakness, makes me want to cuddle him that much more.
Tell us about your heroine.  Give us one of her strengths and one of her weaknesses.

Ophelia Mills is a book nerd working on her Master’s degree and totally oblivious to modern men. She’s in love with all her eighteenth century book boyfriends. Her weakness is that she runs from her emotions, preferring to put them under lock and key.
What genres are you drawn to as a reader?

I read everything from Contemporary Romance to Erotic to Paranormal to Historical, Scifi, Horror. You name it I probably read it.

What are you currently working on?

I am currently working on the fourth book in the Dungeon Fantasy Club Series, His Driven Domme which should be out in July. I’m also working on a project for my agent under my Maggie Mae Gallagher name.

What do you have planned for the future?

2016 is action packed for me There are eight books in the Dungeon Fantasy Series that are all releasing this year. Plus, under Maggie Mae Gallagher, I have the next books in my paranormal romance series, and urban fantasy series coming later this year.

To Master & Defend Excerpt

Ophelia woke a short time later when she heard a male snore in her ear. Her eyes popped open and the entire night’s events came rushing back. Arms the size of small tree trunks were wrapped around her body. Her limbs were satiated, her backside snug against his front and she looked down. His member lay against her sex, its size impressive even in its softened state. The spooning action had given him direct access to her body like an ‘all you can eat’ buffet as he slept and his hands held her breasts cupped within his palms.ToMaster&DefendTour copy

A blush spread and bloomed over her cheeks, she could feel the heat of it scorch her face. What had she done? She’d done exactly what she’d wanted to do. Her mission operative for coming to the club tonight had been to have sex. And she’d done precisely that, she’d had stupendous, out of this world, sex. She could feel all the muscles she didn’t normally use were sore and stiff. Her inner thighs felt chafed. Her nipples were raw from his attention. And she felt better than she had in an age. What a night!

With extreme caution she slowly extricated herself, praying that she didn’t wake him up. As much as she had enjoyed being with him, it had been a fantasy come to life and she feared the waking reality. If he woke, it would break the spell of the night, and could end up ruining one of the best nights she had ever had.

She slid successfully from his grasp after some careful maneuvering. The hardest part was moving his beefy arms. Once freed from their embrace, she slipped off the couch onto the floor. Then she tiptoed around collecting her bra and purse, avoiding the bag of peas still melting on the floor as she clutched her heels. She would wait until she was out of his loft before slipping them on her feet. She didn’t want to risk them clicking against the wood floors and waking him.

Dang it!

She couldn’t locate her panties anywhere. She eyed the couch, wondering if they were hiding under his fabulous, rock-hard body. Even in sleep he had the body of a demi-god turned gladiator. She just needed to be covered enough for a cab ride home. If she went and searched the couch, she would surely wake him and break the night’s spell. Worried that he could awaken at any moment, she decided to go commando. Really, other than during the walk out to the cab, no one would see her anyway. She stretched the material of her dress over her rear and naughty bits as much as she could. It would have to do until she arrived home.

In a weak moment, she spied his black shirt in a puddle on the floor and stuffed it inside her purse as a memento for the night. One that would go in the annals of her record books as the best sex of her life.

With a single backward glance at his gorgeous, sleeping form, splayed out on the couch, she blew him a kiss he would never see, and left his loft. She took the same route he had used to bring her up here, exiting into the club, which was still going strong even at this late hour.

Ophelia departed Dungeon Pleasures, sliding into a waiting cab, heading back to her real life in Burbank. It wasn’t until the cab lurched away from the curb that she realized she didn’t even know his name.

TO MASTER & DEFEND (The Dungeon Fantasy Club Series, Book 2)

Ophelia Mills is coerced by her friends into having a fashionable night out, where she discovers the newest night life destination is actually an exotic BDSM Club named Dungeon Pleasures. She’s always been curious about the lifestyle, but her reserved nature has so far held her back from exploring her desires. When an over enthusiastic club goer goes overboard with his intentions and attempts to force her into submission, the club’s owner comes to her rescue, defending her honor. After a scorching one night stand with her knight in shining armor, Ophelia discovers that the fantasy was one for the record books.

Tobias Ford likes his life just fine. At the helm of two successful businesses, he’s a Dom with a checkered past and isn’t looking for anything permanent. He’s perfectly content to enjoy the submissive offerings at Dungeon Pleasures, as well as his membership in the exclusive Dungeon Fantasy Club. Then Ophelia Mills stumbles in, needing his protection, and bringing forth every dominant urge he possesses. After a torrid night he cannot forget, he devises a campaign, laying siege to her heart even as he spanks her bare bottom for disobedience. With every one of her pleasured cries, Tobias falls further under Ophelia’s spell as she surrenders to his mastering.

As he indulges her newfound carnal appetite, Ophelia will have to face old hurts, and decide whether or not she can trust him with the most precious of gifts…


Anya Summers

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a M.A. in History.

Anya is a #1 Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance under the name, Maggie Mae Gallagher. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the midwest with her two furry felines.

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Don’t miss these exciting titles by Anya Summers and Blushing Books!


Dungeon Fantasy Club Series

Her Highland Master, Book 1, April 15, 2016

To Master & Defend, Book 2, May 15, 2016

Two Doms for Kara, Book 3, June 12, 2016

His Driven Domme, Book 4, July 2016

Her Country Master, Book 5, August 2016

Love Me, Master Me, Book 6, September 2016

Submit To Me, Book 7, October 2016

Her Wired Dom, Book 8, November 2016


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