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Guest Blogger: Gem Sivad
Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Sex and the Strong Woman 

I’ve never cared for stories that feature mistreated women waiting to be rescued. I prefer books where the victim turns around and bites her abuser. I guess that’s why when I started writing my own heroines they all kick butt and resist taking orders.  🙂

In my recently released Eclipse Heat series title, Wolf’s Tender, Naomi Parker, my heroine, is a school teacher who uses her wits and limited powers of seduction to save her kidnapped students. Do I think such a scenario is possible? Yes. I think history proves that women have always used seduction as a means of survival.

Do I think Naomi chooses well when she picks Charlie Wolf McCallister to seduce? Double yes. Naomi finds the best tracker in Texas and uses sex to persuade him to help her. Why? Because we all know that saving her students is a lot more important than saving her virginity. (And besides, Charlie Wolf is a half-Kiowa hunk who makes her blood sizzle.)

I think one of the greatest compliments I’ve received for Wolf’s Tender was from a reviewer who said “…This entire book has a gentle message of female empowerment that appealed to me greatly, [a surprise] since it was in a historical Western that normally features damsels in distress…” [Book Vixen: Reviewer: J9]

About the Author

gsAvatar_Gem Sivad

Gem Sivad is an award-winning author with a reputation for creating multi-faceted characters simmering with passion in the Old West. Dubbed by many reviewers as the “Queen of Historical Naughty Romance” Gem loves turning up the heat.

Preceded by Quincy’s Woman, Perfect Strangers, and Five Card StudWolf’s Tender is the fourth book in Gem’s Eclipse Heat series published by Ellora’s Cave. Trouble In Disguise, the next Eclipse Heat book, will release in summer, 2013.


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A book in the Eclipse Heat Series

Charlie Wolf is half Kiowa, all bounty hunter and a no-nonsense man—until he meets a schoolteacher with cornflower-blue eyes. After marauding outlaws attack Naomi’s school and kidnap her students, she’s desperate and will do anything to rescue them, even seduce the best tracker in Texas to secure his help.

Naomi offers one night of sexual favors, underestimating the power of Charlie’s predatory charm and his determination to claim her as his mate. She’s impatient with his decisions, questions his authority and generally ignores his warnings. But she melts in Charlie’s arms when he makes love to her.

Blood is spilled, past murder avenged, desperadoes captured and lust assuaged as the two set out to rescue Naomi’s young ladies.

A Romantica® historical Western erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

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10 comments to “Guest Blogger: Gem Sivad”

  1. Gem Sivad
    · April 7th, 2013 at 7:38 am · Link

    Good morning Delilah. Thanks for inviting me to visit today. It’s a sunny 65 degrees here already. Wishing everyone out there a lovely Sunday of fun!


  2. ronnie cornett
    · April 7th, 2013 at 10:18 am · Link

    wow…based on what I just read I really want to read this book!!! ❗

  3. Cynthia St. Germain
    · April 7th, 2013 at 12:55 pm · Link

    I am so excited to read this book.

  4. Kirsten
    · April 7th, 2013 at 2:05 pm · Link

    Hi Gem!

    I agree, I can’t stand an insipid heroine. I like a gal with gumption, and your heroines always have more than their share. 🙂

    And I have to mention Charlie Wolf…BIG SIGH! I say Naomi was a genius to use whatever she had to get him on her side. Still one of my favorite heroes in any book I’ve read!


  5. Fedora
    · April 7th, 2013 at 5:51 pm · Link

    This sounds terrific, Gem! And kudos to you on such fabulous reviews (well deserved!)

  6. Melissa Porter
    · April 7th, 2013 at 6:17 pm · Link

    I am going to have to look into this one.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Another new author for me. 🙂

  7. ELF
    · April 7th, 2013 at 10:55 pm · Link

    Sounds like a delicious read. And YES! I like my heroines to help get themselves out of trouble instead of waiting for someone to rescue them (says the woman who was ALMOST carjacked, lol).

  8. Lisa J
    · April 8th, 2013 at 4:36 am · Link

    This is a great book!! I have it and have read and re-read it many times. It is wonderful with each read.

    Naomi is the perfect heroine. She is strong, and amazing.

  9. Teresa Hughes
    · April 8th, 2013 at 6:38 am · Link

    Thanks! Another book to add to my to be read list!

  10. Gem Sivad
    · April 10th, 2013 at 7:49 am · Link

    Hi everyone. Sorry for not getting back here sooner. My birthday on Monday was accompanied by my computer crashing @_@ so…

    All is better now. Thanks so much to Delilah for having me and to all of you who stopped by to say hello!


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