Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Guest Blog on Ranae Rose's Site

I had a great time being interviewed by the super talented Ranae Rose!  We were chatting about my Clandestine Classic: Jane Eyre. My interview with Ranae

Ranae has also penned her own Clandestine Classic: Wuthering Heights All of Emily Bronte's beloved original text is there, but Ranae has added her own, oh, so sexy spin. Check it out!

Mark December 17th!

"Bared to Him" is so successful that it will be released soon as stand-alone book, prepared for all common e-Readers!
Mark December 17th in your calendar to be the first to download and read this hot novella.

This story has been previously released as part of the Bound to the Billionaire anthology by Total-E-Bound.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Excerpt: Bared To Him

“Is that what you really want, Myka? For me to make things easier for you? Or do you want to confess to me that you played with yourself last night while you thought of me?”
She gasped.
Before she could formulate an answer, he spoke again. “How many times did you come, Myka?”
The dialogue in the novel had been one of the things that turned her on most, but now that Phillip Dettmer, the Phillip Dettmer, was being so blunt, she found herself flustered. “Just once,” she said.
“Did you use a toy, or just your hand?”
 “Uhm… A toy.” The word sir was on the tip of her tongue, and she almost, almost, used it. She’d never had that kind of inclination with any man before, but then she’d never met a man this powerful, this self-assured, this unyielding.
“Tell me more. Where were you? What were you thinking of?”
Thank God she hadn’t returned his call from the office. “Last night I took a bath.” She paused, but he didn’t fill the silence. She sensed he’d wait her out, no matter how long it took. Nervously she continued, “I had a glass of wine and I read for about an hour in the tub. You know, the book I had in the elevator.”
Again he said nothing.
“Then I went to bed with my vibrator.”
With her free hand she pushed hair back from her face. “I was thinking about scenes I’d just read, but my imagination took over.” Admitting all this was embarrassing. Part of her wondered what she was doing. Myka reminded herself that she’d sought him out. “I was tied up.” Before courage could completely desert her, “I imagined a sharp slap between my legs.”
“On your pussy?”
“Say it.”
“I imagined being slapped hard on my pussy.”
“And then you came?”
“Yes,” she admitted.
“Has anyone ever done that to you?”
“No. Never.”
“And would you like to have your pussy spanked hard, Myka?”
Oh. God. She could barely breathe. There was something about the tone of his voice—seductive and firm that undid her, seeming to send a bolt of electricity through her.
“Answer the question, Myka.”

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cover Reveal: Bound To The Billionaire

Here's a sneak peek at the cover for the anthology version of Bound To The Billionaire. What do you think?

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Beyond Mommy Porn

A delicious bite of summer


Long days, dining al fresco with a cool beverage, the chance to be outdoors.  And the chance to read some truly divine, naughty books.

As you’ve no doubt heard, the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon is sweeping the country. A recent article by ABC News used the term, Mommy Porn since the demographic is married women over thirty.

There are many of us who have been reading and writing BDSM novels for years. If you’ve just found the darker side, welcome.

If you’ve been reading for a long time, you may be looking for some other authors to try. Fortunately there are many.

Most of us who write BDSM subscribe to the Safe, Sane, and Consensual credo. Some of us color a bit outside those lines.

But in e-rom (erotic romance), you’ll generally find a satisfying, emotional read with hot, graphic sex and actions that will leave you breathless.

I was fortunate to be in two anthologies with the talented Cherise Sinclair and Belinda McBride, Doms of Dark Haven and Doms of Dark Haven: Western Night. It was a kick to be paired with two talented writers to have a very different approach to BDSM.

To get you started, here’s a few BDSM books I personally recommend…

Orion by Roscoe James: http://www.loose-id.com/Orion.aspx

Black Wolf (a m/m pairing) by Belinda McBride: http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?upt=book&ubid=1479

Owning Wednesday by Annabel Joseph: http://www.loose-id.com/Owning-Wednesday.aspx

The Diablo Blanco Club titles by Qwillia Rain, including: http://www.loose-id.com/Diablo-Blanco-Club-Rite-of-First-Claim.aspx

Woman in Chains by Bridget Midway: http://www.loose-id.com/Woman-in-Chains.aspx

When you’re ready for more, let me know….

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Get In The Zone Today!

Here's a sneak peek at In The Zone, book one of the Zones series from Loose Id!

The lovely Alani Dane, professional submissive has a thing or two to learn, and Master Nathaniel absolutely will be the one to teach her.

When he catches Alani yawning during a scene with one of Zones’ more prestigious members, club owner Master Nathaniel Stratton takes her bad behavior as a personal affront.

Although he’s seldom in the country, the club’s success matters to Nathaniel and his partners.Nathaniel vows to personally deal with Alani, fraternization be damned.

The dangerous enigma that is Master Nathaniel alternately thrills and terrifies Alani. At heart, she’s no man’s submissive, she’s a masochist who craves beatings that will send her into subspace, make her forget.

And she swoons under the bite of this dom’s punishing leather belt. Nathaniel is determined to make her the perfect sub and shatter the emotional barriers she’s erected to keep her safe. But in a battle of wills, dominance, and submission, there can only be one victor, and Nathaniel will win, as soon as he puts Alani in the zone.

After you read this one, let me know whose story I should write next!

Happy reading, and always walk on the wild side....

Friday, December 31, 2010

Tennis, Anyone?

I have a real passion for world-class sports, whether it be the Olympics (and I was fortunate enough to attend the Winter Olympics earlier this year), World Cup soccer (or football, depending where you live!), and, most recently, US Open tennis.

There is something spectacular about watching people, athletes, who are the best in the world at what they do. And it’s fascinating to see the different approaches, the different strategies these talented men and women use.

But they all have something in common, something that inspires me…dedication.

An athlete doesn’t show up on game day and hope for the best. They train, they practice, they learn, they change their approach. When things are going wrong, they still have to hang in there, even if the world is watching.

It’s easy to say that someone has natural talent, as if that explains success. Tennis legend Andre Agassi’s father had him hit 2,500 tennis balls per day, equaling nearly one million balls per year. His father believed that if Agassi hit a million balls a year, he’d be unbeatable.

Did Agassi have talent? No doubt. But what lessons did he learn from hitting one million tennis balls a year?

All of us can learn from this.

We, too, have to train, practice, learn, change our approach, hang in there when the going gets tough.

It took me over ten years to sell my first book. There were moments of horrendous disappointment. There were small victories, like awards for contest wins. But the biggest factor in finally publishing was in showing up every day, day in, day out, and doing the work necessary to succeed.

As writers, we can train by reading other great books, by reading how-to books, by doing the exercises recommended by other writers. We can practice and stay sharp by showing up at the computer, even when we don’t want to, when we’re tired, “don’t feel like it,” even when it’s more enticing to watch television or “chill.”

It we want to stay relevant, we have to be responsive to the marketplace and write the kinds of stories that readers want. It may be necessary, published or not, to change our approach, write better, faster, stronger, deeper, with humor, with emotion. What worked in yesterday’s competition may not work in today’s.

Does raw talent help? You bet it does. I’ve seen authors with amazing talent sell the first thing they write.

But I also mentioned that part about when the whole world is watching. If you get a bad review as a writer, you can’t hide. It’s out there on the Internet for the whole world to see, forever.

No matter how much talent we have, no matter how much success we enjoy, we still need strategies to regroup and move forward. Some tennis players will put a towel on their head to block out the crowd and regain focus. For my writing, I use a “whining buddy.” When I have bad news, I’m allowed to whine for twenty-four hours, but only to my buddy. I don’t put it on Twitter or a blog. I then go back to what works…writing, rewriting, revising, learning from the experience, practicing my craft, changing my approach.

I appreciate watching the best of the best. I admire their dedication to do what it take, living it, breathing it, thinking about it, dreaming about it. And I am inspired.

Time to write…