Sophie Stern – Falling for the Billionaire Werewolf Dinosaur (Review, Excerpt, Interview, & Giveaway)

Falling for the Billionaire Werewolf Dinosaur by Sophie Stern

Source: Review by Request
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Tiffany Hall is the newest intern at WE Flower, INC.

Her job in the PR department includes making sure that people get the best possible impression of her company.

Unfortunately, the president of the organization, Duncan Parcell, doesn’t make things easy for her.

He’s always disappearing for days at a time, making weird remarks, and constantly firing his assistants.

But when Tiffany has the opportunity to step up and replace his current assistant, she finds herself strangely attracted to Duncan…secrets and all.

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Brilliantly Ridiculous!

There’s a dark, seductive part of me that wants to know exactly what it’s like to fuck a billionaire werewolf dinosaur when no one else is watching.

And that part of me wins today.

This book expertly lampoons every Billionaire Shifter story on the planet. It’s completely absurd, over-the-top, silly, and satisfying.

It’s short, sexy, and to the point.

A perfect book to one-click and keep on your Kindle for a day when you really need a pick-me-up.

I absolutely adored this silly little story!

I’m #NotSorry

Life must be hard when you’re a billionaire werewolf dinosaur…

You’re not going to walk away from this book having learned some great lesson.
This isn’t a romance for the ages.

But it will have you laughing and smiling in no time at all.
…and sometimes that’s all you need!

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Excerpt

“Mr. Parcell wants to see you,” Cassie tells me sharply. Her eyes are harsh: her eyebrows narrowed. She’s not pleased at this meeting, but I don’t know why. It’s not like she wants to deal with him, so why does she care that I get to?

Then I notice the box in her shaking hands.

She doesn’t say a word as she marches by me and floats out of the office.

Cassie just got fired.

Another assistant down the drain.

I close out my email and lock my desktop before leaving the office that I share with the other PR reps. I’d love to have my own office, but in reality, our work at WE Flowers, INC. is a lot simpler when I have easy access to the other ladies who work in my department. There’s always some sort of public relations disaster that we have to deal with and it’s usually because our boss, Duncan Parcell, doesn’t care much about attending meetings that he needs to be attending.

I make my way down the hall to the elevator and tap my foot impatiently as I wait for it to arrive. I can’t help but wonder what it is that he wants to talk about now. He rarely pesters me, but when he does, it’s nothing but annoying. He always has questions about the press and who got a picture of him and whether anyone followed him last weekend.

He’s paranoid, and it’s obnoxious.

Duncan is by far the worst boss I’ve ever had.

I step onto the elevator and punch the button for the 11th floor, ready to get this over with. The doors ding as they open, and I step out, ready to make my presence known.

Only there’s no one there.

The foyer is unusually quiet as I walk across the marble floors and down the brightly-lit hallway. Pictures of moons and stars and planets line the walls. They’re all beautifully framed. I wonder, briefly, why we can’t get décor like this on my floor.

But then I reach the end of the hall, where the very last door is open, and my time for daydreaming ends.

I don’t bother knocking before I start to make my way through Cassie’s dilapidated office. Papers are strewn everywhere. Her chair is overturned. There’s even a broken lamp sprawled across the floor.

Whatever happened here wasn’t pretty and I’m now putting myself in the middle of it.

Awesome.

I knock on the adjoining door that leads to Mr. Parcell’s office. He grunts for me to come in and I oblige. His back is to me when I enter the room. I wonder, for a moment, what’s on his mind. While I can’t stand working for him because he makes my job harder than it needs to be, he’s definitely the type of guy that women flock to. Duncan has something to offer. Whether it’s money or a huge dick, I’m not sure. I just know that he’s never without a woman by his side.

Except for now.

“Sit down,” he tells me, and I do as I’m told.

I glance around his office as I’m waiting for him to tell me what this meeting is all about. The wide open windows that line one wall offer a beautiful view of the city below. His desk is centered so that his back is always to the windows, except for now. Now he can’t seem to get enough of the view, for whatever reason.

The rest of his office is ordinary, but I find myself enjoying the darkness. The lighting is dim. The seats are black leather. The carpets are black. Even the walls are painted a dark shade of gray. I wiggle down into my seat, wondering why there are no pictures of his family or friends.

Then I realize it’s probably because he’s such a jerk that he doesn’t have any.

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Interview with Sophie Stern:

If you were to describe your book in only one word, what would it be?
Silly

What would you say inspired you to write it?
I’ve read so many different books that feature things that I think are a little ridiculous, like dinosaurs and billionaires. I decided to take something that I’ve seen done well (werewolves) and mix it with some other popular elements. I just started out to have fun making an erotic parody and I ended up having a wonderful time.

How often did you laugh at your own writing, cause you had me giggling like crazy.
I’m so glad! I laughed the entire time. I still had a lot of fun, especially with the dirty bits, but I mostly wrote it to have fun.

What made you decide on the shifter combination of Werewolf and Dinosaur?
I spend a lot of time reading erotica and these are two of the most popular themes I’ve seen lately. I also have a few friends who are obsessed with dinosaur and shapeshifter erotica, so I just had to give it a go.

What is your all time favorite book?
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

What made you pick that one above all others?
This was the first book that I had to re-read immediately when I finished it. I read it three times the first week I bought it. I think Sebold was able to capture so many different elements and themes that are vital to growing up. She managed to beautifully mix sex, death, and love in a way that I’ve never seen before.

What made you decide to become an Author?
I’ve always loved to write. A few years ago, I decided to take the leap and finally try to write my first novel.

Have you ever been hit by the infamous “writer’s block”? What did you do to escape it?
I think every author gets stuck from time to time. For me, the key has been to just push through it. There’s never going to be a magical moment when you think, “Wow, I have suddenly beat my writer’s block! Tea and lots of rest really did it for me!” As a writer, there are going to be days when you don’t feel inspired, but you have to force yourself to sit down and write. Even if you end up deleting everything you wrote, you just have to try. Writing is really a habit.

Was there ever a time, during your work for this book, when you felt like giving up? What made you change your mind?
Actually, no. Writing this book was a ton of fun. My husband kept laughing at me giggling from my keyboard.

What does your day-to-day life consist of? What else do you do, aside writing?
I write full-time, so most of the time, that’s what you can find me doing. I also love to read and devour at least 2 or 3 books a week.

How do you deal with bad reviews or acid criticism? What would you advise other authors to that effect?
I cry. A lot. Just kidding, sort of. I won’t say that bad reviews don’t sting, but it’s definitely a part of the writing process. Not everyone is going to like everything you write and that’s okay.

What do you have stored for us in the future? What are you working on/planning on next?
I’m working on a new pirate-themed series that will be released in April of this year. It’s my first time taking on the high seas, so I’m pretty excited about it.

What’s the longest time you’ve spent working on a project?
The longest I’ve spent on a project is about 18 months.

Where is your work being distributed? How did you decide which one(s) to go with?
Right now I publish exclusively with Amazon so that my readers can enjoy my books with Kindle Unlimited. As a reader, I love this program since I can read to my heart’s content for the same price each month. I want my reader’s to enjoy that, too.

If you could turn back in time and do things differently, would you? What would you change?
I would spend less time worrying about what other writers thought and just dive into the stories I want to tell. I spent a lot of time feeling concerned that people wouldn’t necessarily take me seriously if I wrote romance instead of, say, fantasy. When it all comes down to it, I enjoy my stories and I want my readers to, as well.

Fun facts:

If you were stranded on an isolated island, what’s the one item you’d absolutely wish to have with you?
A sexy guy! Does that count?

Name your favorite fruit.
Bananas

Favorite season?
Autumn

Were you a Girl Scout?
Of course! The best part was when I was old enough to sell cookies 🙂

What is the latest book you’ve bought and read?
The Audition by Tara Crescent

What was the last book you absolutely fell in love with?
House of Pain by Tara Crescent. I’ve been on a Tara kick lately. I’m reading her Storm series now and can’t get enough. I’ve read almost every single one of her books.

Is there a book you keep meaning to read, but haven’t gotten around to it? Don’t worry, we all have ridiculously long TBRs!
Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne. Not a romance, but still one of my favorite series.

Do you collect things, like stamps, or key chains, or shoes?
Postcards, actually. I LOVE postcards. My entire bedroom wall is covered with them.

Favorite color, you know you want to tell us!
Purple. Hands down.

Coffee or tea?
Coffee.

Sweet or salty?
Sweet, of course.

Drama or comedy?
Comedy.

Cats or dogs?
I actually love both, but unfortunately, I’m allergic to dogs! I have a sweet little cat.

Favorite Swear Word?
Fuck.

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Giveaway:

Sophie Stern is giving away copies of her new book, Persistent Panther, to three lucky Smutsonian readers!

Victoria Driggers is just trying to get by.

When she’s not in class, she’s working. When she’s not working, she’s studying. When she’s not studying, she’s wondering how the hell she’s going to tell her family that her boyfriend is a shapeshifting panther.

Lucas’ secret doesn’t bother her, but Victoria is starting to wonder just how long she’ll be able to keep his identity quiet. With a probing mother and a nosy sister, Victoria has her work cut out for her.

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About the Author:

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Sophie Stern is an erotic novelist who loves nothing better than curling up with a mystery or romance novel and reading ‘til the sun comes up. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who inspires her to try new things.

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