When I first read CJ Roberts’ debut novel, CAPTIVE IN THE DARK, I had no idea what I was in for. Needless to say, I was completely blown away and turned on to a different sort of fiction that I never imagined myself reading. It’s brutal, raw, real and unimaginably sexy in a very dark sort of way. When I saw a photo of CJ for the first time, I wondered how someone who looks so sweet could write something so shocking (I know – looks mean nothing!).
Then I read the ten weird things on the list she sent me for this segment and (well, I laughed first) I had a better understanding of her personality and talent and how she could pull it off.
So, here’s CJ Roberts listing 10 weird and hilarious things about herself!
1) I compulsively clean when I’m upset.
2) Sometimes I stare at myself in the mirror until I scare the crap out of myself.
3) I can eat cereal for every meal.
4) Sometimes I like to go out ‘in character’. I recently wore a moustache to a bar and refused to talk about it.
5) I’m always trying to get my guy friends to make out (they are bikers and very uncomfortable with that – HA!).
6) I wish it were normal to have only 4 fingers. There is a specific one that bothers me VERY much. I can’t stand seeing it or knowing it is there.
7) Getting into a bar fight is on my bucket list. I’ve had my opportunities, but the other person is always drunk and I think it’s unfair to stomp a drunken person.
8) I’m shy (it’s weird if you’ve met me).
9) I like to put my socks on and dance in the kitchen when no one is home. :D I’ve hurt myself before, lol.
10) One of my pupils is bigger than the other. If I’m ever unconscious after an accident – they will think I am bleeding in my brain. I’m supposed to wear a bracelet, but forget to get one all the time. Which reminds me….
Blurb for CAPTIVE IN THE DARK:
Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.
Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.
WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.
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