Name: CM Doporto
Where are you from: Fort Worth, Texas
A little about your selfie your education Family life etc
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The University of Texas in Arlington and my Master’s degree from Dallas Baptist University. I have a 9-year-old son and am expecting a baby in December. I’m married to my college sweetheart.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
I just released A Different Side, Book 4 in the University Park Series.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing 6 years ago after I experienced corporate burnout.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I published my first book.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
I’m a plotter and not a panster.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
It was fairly easy to come up with the title, A Different Side – because it was Raven’s story.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I always have a message for readers. I like for them to derive it for themselves.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
I try to make my books as realistic as possible by doing lots of research and interviewing people who have experience with the various topics my books include.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
I usually pull from experiences that I’ve encountered or that people I know have faced.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
Books that influence me are non-fiction and are self-help or spiritual in nature. When it comes to learning my craft, I study various books and read books from my favorite authors.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Jamie McGuire – Something Beautiful
Fiona: What are your current projects?
Currently writing a Christmas novella and another surprise series.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
Fans of course!
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Most definitely, especially if you’re self-published.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
The entire writing process is a challenge, but I love it.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I have several favorite authors and I would have to say it’s their overall ability to tell a story and do it well.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
I don’t travel that often but love to do book signings. I had to cancel most of my engagements this year due to my pregnancy.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Cora Graphics and Indie Solutions design my covers.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
For me it was writing in a man’s voice.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I learned a lot about football!
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Study your craft, learn what POV you write best in (1st, 2nd, or 3rd), hire a good editor and graphic designer. Grow alligator skin – you’re going to need it!
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you for all your support!
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
A good tear jerking book or movie.
Fiona: Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why?
There’s lots of people I’d like to meet, but no one in particular.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why?
Loving Wife and Mother
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies?
I like to decorate, make swag, do different arts and crafts, and play the piano.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Fear The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead, Modern Family, Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop.
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
Sushi, seafood, purple, all kinds of music
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
I worked in human resources for over 15 years so I could always go back to that, but I always wished I would’ve majored in interior designing.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
Most definitely: www.cmdoporto.com
A Different Side
Book 4 in the
University Park Series
Genre: College/New Adult Sports Romance 18+ for language and sexual situations
Release Date: September 14, 2015
Page length: 658 pages print: 674
The highly anticipated story from the University Park Series.
Park Hill University’s star quarterback, Raven Davenport, has every woman dying to get caught in his trap, but he’s only interested in catching one girl – Lexi Thompson. But will he learn how to deal with his inner demons or will they continue to control him to the point of destroying what he loves most? Read Raven and Lexi’s story from a different side. ***STANDALONE**
Recommended age: 18+ for adult content and sexual situations
Tags/Tweets: #NewAdult #Romance #College #TheRavensTrap #UniversityParkSeries
She was one-hundred percent correct. I didn’t know her, but something about her gutsy, no-nonsense attitude told me she wasn’t like the other girls. That made me want to know her more. Even though I liked easy, I was up for this challenge. And Lexi Thompson seemed like a good challenge. ~ The Raven
The visions I had buried, all the pain and past hurts, were laying in front of me. Plain as day for me to see. The cards that I carried were my life and would never go away. I hated that I couldn’t conquer the demon voices. They were on a mission. A mission to destroy me. And I was letting them. The fight was over. ~ The Raven
I lay in bed, unable to stop thinking about Lexi. She was totally invading my space and I liked it. I liked the way she bit her lower lip as her eyes appraised me. I liked the way her pouty lips called to me, begging me to devour them. I liked her sweet scent of peaches and honey that swirled around me. Shit, I liked it so much, but I’d be totally screwed if I messed this up. ~ The Raven
There was only woman that I wanted and I was sure she was at some other guy’s side. That was the story of my life. At least I had one thing going for me. The field might have been my saving grace, but it was also my battlefield. ~The Raven
I wanted her to remember this kiss. And every kiss after that. I was ready to take those lips captive and show them what they’d been missing. ~The Raven.
Lexi spoke softly and I felt myself getting caught up in every word. She was consuming me one word at a time. ~The Raven.
Her presence was a bad idea. I wasn’t sure if I could ignore her when all I wanted to do was kiss her and tell her how much I missed seeing her this past week. But I had to be strong.
I had to keep to the plan. Lexi and I weren’t good for each other. ~ The Raven
This was killing me, more than she knew. But I couldn’t back down. I had to do the right thing. I could think of million reasons I was bad for her, but I could also think of a million reasons not to give her up. ~The Raven
God. She was killing me. I pulled away. I couldn’t get caught up in her words. They were too intoxicating and she was too tempting. My heart was determined to get what it wanted. But I refused to let it. ~The Raven
Damn, she was so freakin’ hot when she was mad. I hated it and loved it all at the same time. ~ The Raven
Lexi had me drugged with her love. It was like nothing I’d ever experience before and I wanted more of it. But this was all I would ever get. ~The Raven
Walking away from the very thing I wanted the most was the hardest thing I’d ever done and I didn’t feel good about my decision. But I did what had to be done. I saved her from me. ~The Raven
My heart ached for her. I wanted to love her and show her what it felt like to be loved — but I didn’t know how to do that. The only thing I was good at was giving women a night to remember. That didn’t include a commitment and being a boyfriend. That was foreign to me.
~ The Raven
I was The Raven. Fast and light footed. Taking flight across the field like a bird — a raven. That innate instinct made me nearly untouchable. The saying was they had to touch me first before they could tackle me. And not many could. That’s what made me a damn good quarterback. ~The Raven
Her lips brushed against mine and I kissed her softly. I could taste it now. Her love. I was already wasted on it. And I was ready to drink more of her sweetness. The odds might have been against us, but it didn’t matter. All roads were leading us directly to each other. ~The Raven
My soul called out to Lexi’s, dying to be connected with the piece that had been missing. Lexi held a piece of me I couldn’t function without. I needed her to be whole. ~The Raven
Her words wrapped around my heart, giving me a new inspiration to try my damnedest not to disappoint her. Lexi was a part of me. A part I didn’t want to be without. A part I needed to survive. ~The Raven
I’d be totally lost without her – paralyzed. They had a free ticket to destroy me. But what hurt the most was thinking what it would be like without her. No more beautiful smiles. No more breathless moments. No more making love to her. ~The Raven
She kissed me softly and I saw it all – the love and care she had for me, the forgiveness, the determination to be with me. It was all there, waiting for me to accept. I was willing to do whatever it took to be with her. ~The Raven
Lexi was all I ever wanted. All I ever needed. We were meant to be together. ~The Raven
Our kiss grew hungry as we devoured each other’s lips and twined our tongues together. The warmth of her mouth sent my body into a state of need. I wanted Lexi. On top of me. Kissing me. Loving me. ~The Raven
All I could think about was Lexi. Her beautiful face…the sparkle of her brown eyes, the perfect slope of her nose that led to her plump, full lips. Lips I wanted to kiss all day and night. ~The Raven
I was ready to give her what she needed – all the love I had for her. I was ready to show her the passion that had been building inside of me. I was ready for her to sink into my trap and allow the blue waters of the Gulf Coast to carry us off to a remote island and never return. ~The Raven
All I wanted to do was: Love her. Touch her. Cherish her. For all eternity. ~The Raven
The love between us was pure. Genuine. One of a kind. And meant to be forever. ~The Raven
I hated life. I hated myself. Most of all, I hated that I fell in love with Lexi. I didn’t deserve her. She was better off without me. ~The Raven
“Sorry, I didn’t recognize you.” I gave her a once over. Sheer material covered her long, slender legs and my fingers tensed, eager to find out what was underneath. “You didn’t have to get all dressed up for me.”
Her head tilted to the side and she giggled. “Oh, I went to church this morning. I didn’t have a chance to change.”
She could dress up for me any day. As long as she looked that beautiful. “Oh, darn. I was hoping you were trying to impress me, you know, since you think I’m sexy.” I shot her a wink and then wanted to punch myself. Why did I keep flirting with her? She was my tutor. I had some serious issues. I needed to chill — just get to know her.
Her cheeks reddened and she shifted from one foot to the other. “Who doesn’t think you’re sexy?” She tucked the strands flying around her face behind her ear and then bit her lip.
Everything around me came to a halt as I focused on Lexi Thompson. She was totally sizing me up. I rubbed the side of my temple, feeling the beads of sweat collect. She knew how to get to me, that was for sure.
“Okay, now you’re embarrassing me.” I couldn’t help but smile at her.
“Me?” She pressed a hand to her chest, claiming disbelief. “I didn’t think that was possible.”
“Oh, it is, believe me.” I stood and took a step closer toward her, reclaiming my courage. “Well, you’re thirty minutes late, so you owe me.”
Her eyes widened and she released the grip from her lip. Damn. She was sexy from her head to her toes. I barely knew her and she already knew how to undo me.
“Sorry. We’ll work until we get the paper finished, even if it takes until midnight.”
Neither of us said a word. Just held our gazes on one another, without even flinching. Her beautiful, light brown eyes bore into me, touching the very center of my chest. It was like nothing I’d ever felt before. If she was tugging on my strings, I was totally in the game now. And once I got started, I knew I wouldn’t be able to stop. I’d reel her in slowly, making it impossible for her to resist me, until I had her in my net. She was about to find out what The Raven’s trap was all about.
About the Author:
Born and raised in the United States of America in the great state of Texas, CM Doporto resides there with her husband and son, enjoying life with their extensive family along with their Chihuahua, Mexican Red Head Parrot and several fish. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, where she is associated with the Young Adult Special Interest Chapter. To learn more about her upcoming books, visit www.cmdoporto.com and sign up to receive email notifications. You can also like CM Doporto’s fan page on Facebook and follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.