Saturday, June 30, 2012

Spotlight Saturday with Cara Bristol

Please give erotic romance author Cara Bristol a warm welcome to my blog today for Spotlight Saturday.  She's stopped by to answer a few questions and talk about her latest release, False Pretenses.

Sue:  Cara, you write great domestic discipline fiction. What inspired you to write Unexpected Consequences and why do you think this subgenre of erotic romance is becoming more and more popular?

Cara:  Thank you, Sue. First, I was inspired by the discovering how large and varied the spanking community is. It ranges from Christians who practices domestic discipline as part of their faith all the way to spanking porn. It includes people who like to be spanked or like to spank as well as those who just want to fantasize about it. Second, I was inspired by real-life practitioners/bloggers of domestic discipline who anonymously shared that they keep their practice secret from family and friends, but also how they felt it improved sometimes foundering marriages. That spanking is kept so private got me thinking…what if it wasn’t? What if domestic discipline were practiced more openly? So I created the Rod and Cane Society, an organization for couples who practice domestic discipline. Within the Society, men and women can openly discuss spanking because the organization is closed to outsiders. Unexpected Consequences is the first Rod and Cane book.

To answer the second part of your question, I think that spanking fiction is becoming more popular because it offers an erotic, romantic read that is a little taboo, a little naughty yet isn’t so extreme that it turns off readers. It’s an alternative to bdsm fiction, which can be brutal. DD is like “bdsm lite.” I also believe that Fifty Shades of Grey has had a positive effect on its popularity, and has helped to bring erotic fiction and spanking out into the open. It’s okay now to admit that you read erotic fiction.

Sue:  Tell us about your latest release, False Pretenses.

Cara:  It’s about a woman who literally puts her ass on the line for love and career. It’s the second book in the Rod and Cane Society series. Here’s a blurb: Freelance journalist Emma Dupree needs a sensational story to boost her career and free her from the corporate hell of her day job. She finds her blockbuster in the Rod and Cane Society, an organization that encourages men to spank their spouses and goes undercover to expose it as a kinky perv organization. Fearing she could be scooped by a rival reporter, she keeps a tight lid on her story, not even telling her new boyfriend.

Dan Tanner knows all about keeping secrets. He’s a member of the kinky perv organization Emma is striving to expose. This real estate agent has a major spanking fetish and would like nothing more than to get his hands on Emma’s ass, but fears rejection from his sexy new lady who insists she’s 100 percent pure vanilla. Can two people operating under False Pretenses make a go of it? 


Readers can read an excerpt and/or purchase a copy by clicking here:

Sue:  What inspired you to start writing?

Cara:  I’ve always written in one form or another. All of my former professional “day jobs” involved writing. But I LOVE sitting at my computer and making stuff up! It is the most fun ever.

Sue:  If you could be the heroine in any romance or erotic romance novel, who would it be and why?

Cara:  I would want to be Dana Markus in my cougar romance Reckless in Moonlight. A normally “together” person, she’s hit a bump in the road due to her divorce, but finds comfort (and more) in the arms of a super sexy young hunk! I admire that she is grounded, but still adventurous – two good traits to have.

Sue:  Do you have any unusual writing habits/rituals?

Cara:  I can’t write sex scenes if my husband is reading over my shoulder! I do a lot of plotting in my head when I take my daily walk. When I’m working on the first draft of story, I set a goal of 1k words per day.

Sue:  What upcoming writing projects are you working on?

Cara:  I’m wrapping up a paranormal (reincarnation) novel, and then have two other Rod and Cane Society stories to write.

Thank you so much for having me today!




Please feel free to leave Cara a nice comment or ask a question.  Remember to check out her latest release, False Pretenses, on Amazon or on the Loose-ID website.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Just touching base...

Wow, summer is kicking my butt already.  I feel like I'm hardly online anymore (although some might argue this is a good thing) and out of touch with many of my tweeps and FB friends I regularly interact with.  Of course by the time I get used to my summer schedule, September will be tapping at my door.

Anyway, I wanted to share with everyone that my erotic romance novella, VALENTINE SUBMISSION, is now available on Barnes and Noble and Smashwords.  It's my only book on Smashwords, in fact, so hooray for that first!

If you enjoyed VALENTINE SUBMISSION, I have good news.  In a few weeks, the sequel, TESSA'S SUBMISSION, will be released by Books to Go Now.  It features new characters, but readers will get a glimpse of Jack and Anne at the beginning and find out what happened to them.

Here's the synopsis for TESSA'S SUBMISSION:

One taste of passion and play isn't enough ...

Richard Black owes the owner of Violet House a favor, so he agrees to stay at the oceanfront bed and breakfast for three weeks while his friends vacation in the Bahamas.  He never imagined the new cook he's forced to hire at the last minute would quicken his pulse and stir his darkest desires.  Tessa's the hardest temptation he's tried to resist, so young and so innocent, but their mutual attraction soon explodes into several nights of passion and exploration as he teaches her to submit.

Tessa Field will take almost any job, as long as room and board is included.  She's desperate to escape her cruel stepfather and stepbrother after the death of her mother, and the temporary position as a cook and maid at Violet House seems like the perfect stepping stone in her quest for independance.  She finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Mr. Black, and it isn't long before he masters her sexually and dominates her every waking thought.  But when she's offered a job interview at a nearby business, reality beckons.  Knowing her time at Violet House is limited and fearing Mr. Black isn't interested in a permanent relationship, she sneaks off for the interview.  Apparently, their happiness isn't meant to last . . . or is it?  Richard's not the kind of man to take no for an answer, and he has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Find the first book in this series, VALENTINE SUBMISSION, at these places:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Barnes and Noble

Hope everyone is having a great summer!


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Spotlight Saturday with Margarita Felices

Please welcome Margarita Felices to my blog today for Spotlight Saturday.  She's here to answer a few questions and talk about her Judgement of Souls triology.

Margarita, who are a few of your favorite authors?

Anne Rice and Stephen King.

Do you like to listen to music while you write?

Yes I do.   I listen to Within Temptation and Evanescence.

Where can readers find your newest release?

Coffee or tea?


What inspired you to start writing?

I needed to silence those pesky voices in my head!  But seriously, I have always loved to write stories.  I love being involved with their journey and travel to distant countries and meet handsome men!  It’s a joy.

Where can others connect with you?

Twitter: @felicm60

What is your ultimate writing goal?

I’d like to finish the trilogy.  After that do a series of stories involving my main characters who now hunt for ancient archeological supernatural artifacts and who also now work closely with the Righteous, their once sworn enemies.  Will they trust each other?

What are your favorite genres?

Vampire and anything supernatural – except zombies… scary!

Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Wars!

Please feel free to leave Margarita a question or a nice comment:)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Hot Summer Nights Erotica Bloghop

Hello and welcome to the Hot Summer Nights Erotica Bloghop!  I'm one of over a hundred authors and bloggers participating in this hop hosted by dark erotica author Skye Warren.  Thanks, Skye!

I have extra free time on my hands during the summer months, and it probably comes as no surprise that I take advantage by getting more kinky reading and writing in each day, often by the pool.  Speaking of kinky reading material, right now I'm reading book two of Nattie Jones' Land of Khys series.  I'm loving it so far!

So here's how the hop works:

1.  Leave a comment here (between June 20th - June 24th) telling me one of the kinky books you're looking forward to reading this summer, including your email address.  I'm giving away a $10 Amazon giftcard to a random commenter.

2.  By leaving a comment, you will also be entered to win a grand prize - a $100 giftcard to Edens Fantasies (an online sex shop).

3.  Another commenter will also win a grand prize basket of over 50 erotic books written by the various authors participating in the bloghop.

What are you waiting for?  Leave a comment!  Leave a comment!  Oh, and please visit the other authors and bloggers participating in the Hot Summer Nights Bloghop by clicking here for a list.

Happy hopping!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday ~ 6/17/2012

Today's snippet comes from Dark Without You, my erotic romance novella set to release on 7/20/12 with Etopia Press.

The house was as she’d left it, clean and empty.  Sometimes she considered getting a dog for company, but she never made it halfway to the pet store without making a U-turn.  Long term commitments scared the hell out of her.  Any of her previous boyfriends could attest to that.  A school counselor once said it was because her parents died unexpectedly, although Alice chose not to ponder the reason any further.
She sighed and tossed her backpack on the floor.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Spotlight Saturday with Suz deMello (Sue Swift)

Please give Suz deMello (Sue Swift) a warm welcome to my blog today for Spotlight Saturday!  She's stopped by to chat about her erotic romance novel, Queen of Shadow, and to answer a few questions about herself.

Suz, who are a few of your favorite authors?

You go right for the tough questions! Too many to list, really. JK Rowling, Ursula LeGuin, Chris Moore, and Carl Hiaasen are a few.

Do you like to listen to music while you write?

I love music but find it distracting when I write. I think silence is underrated.

If you could be the heroine in any romance or erotic romance novel, who would it be and why?

Of my heroines, I’d choose Audryn of Queen of Shadow. What’s not to like about being young, beautiful and a queen?

Janus is a planet which lacks both tilt and spin, and its Shadowlands are the pewter band of dusk dividing the violently hot Lightside of the planet from its Darkside, imprisoned by eternal night. Because of the peculiar conformation of the planet, birthrates are low and indiscriminate mating encouraged.

Audryn, Queen of Shadow has reached that time in her life when she must choose a King to rule with her or fail to bear an heir, casting not only her realm but all of Janus into chaos.

Despite her duty, she is reluctant to share power, even a bit distrustful. Janus’ nobles vie for Audryn’s hand. Although she enjoys trysting with all her suitors, none seize her heart.

Then Storne, the warrior Prince of Darkness, arrives to claim her as his bride.

Will his masterful ways allure or repel the willful Queen?

Coffee or tea?

Coffee before noon, teas and infusions thereafter.

Where can others connect with you?

Twitter: @readThis4fun

What are your favorite genres?

I don’t write in it, but I love to read YA paranormal.

What genres have you written in?

LOL, almost everything! I love to explore writing. I’ve written traditional “sweet” romance, comedy, romantic suspense, mystery, paranormal (including futuristic and vampire fiction) , fan fic, historical, paranormal and erotica, including BDSM, ménage, kink…you name it, I’ve probably explored it as a writer. The only genres in which I haven’t written that I can think of are YA and inspirational.

Star Trek or Star Wars?

Both but I’m really a Trekker from way back. I’ve actually attended conferences and Halloween parties dressed as a Vulcan. I was madly in love with Mr. Spock at age thirteen—I have a thing for geeks.

Do you write under a pen name?  If so, who knows about your naughty writing activities?

I write using the names Sue Swift for “straight” romance and Suz deMello for more erotic fare. I hope everyone knows! I’m not ashamed of writing erotica, nor am I afraid that some crazed fan will come along and enact what I’ve written….which would be really weird. There’s a great deal of unjustified fear in the world.

Tell us about your upcoming writing projects.

I’m working on the sequel to Temptation in Tartan, vampire historical erotic romance with a touch of BDSM. Temptation will be released by Ellora’s Cave later this year.

Please feel free to leave Suz a nice comment:)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday ~ 6/10/2012

My most popular release, Valentine Submission, finally became available on Barnes and Noble a few days ago.  It was released back in February and did the Amazon Prime thing for a while, but I'm happy that Nook readers will finally be able to check it out.  Today's six sentences aren't from Valentine Submission, but instead from a sequel I'm working on right now, tentatively titled Tessa's Submission.

You have five minutes.” He spun on his heel and left Tessa standing alone in the middle of the great, extravagantly decorated room.

You have five minutes. His strict command left her confused and turned on at the same time. The confident way he carried himself, the intense glimmer in his eyes, and the deep, authoritative tone of his voice had her creaming in her panties.

The prospect of spending three weeks under the same roof with Mr. Black left her terrified and excited at the same time.

Hope you enjoyed that! You can find the first book, Valentine Submission, on Amazon here and on Barnes and Noble here.

xoxo Sue

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Spotlight Saturday with Dianna Hardy

I'm excited to welcome Dianna Hardy to my blog today for Spotlight Saturday.  She's here to answer a few questions and talk about The Witching Pen Novellas and her upcoming releases in 2013.

Dianna, who are a few of your favorite authors?
I’m a huge fan of J R Ward, Larissa Ione and Heather Killough-Walden. I like realistic  and snazzy dialogue with a punch, and heroes and heroines who are amusing as well as sexy.
Tell us a little bit about your newest release.

It’s not really that new anymore, lol! But I’m working hard on The Witching Pen Novellas, which is a quirky, London-based paranormal romance trilogy. The final installment is due out at the end of August so I’m plugging away at the third book, The Demon Bride. The photo you see in this post is the paperback cover for the book. It’s a challenge because the characters are quite intense and so is the plot, so I’m trying to fit in a whole load of action into about 60,000 words, although I’m never strict with my word count. I like my writing quite fast-paced – my books tend to read a bit like a TV series. You can read all about The Witching Pen World and characters here at the website: It’s receiving some great reviews, and I couldn’t be happier :)
What inspired you to start writing?
I’ve always written – no inspiration needed. But what inspired me to start publishing was seeing how possible it was to distribute your own eBooks and print books nowadays. I’ve always wanted to be an author, ever since I was little, and after the birth of my daughter and being on maternity leave, I finally had the time.
Where can others connect with you?
How do you go about choosing names for your characters?
I’ve never had a problem with that actually, lol! Names just tend to pop into my head.
What are your favorite genres?
Paranormal romance and urban fantasy, also horror, and anything with dark romance or fantasy in it,  with a healthy amount of erotic thrown in.
Star Trek or Star Wars?
Star Wars! Luke Skywalker was my first crush when I was five ;)
Tell us about your upcoming writing projects.
In 2013, I have three novels due out, all of them hot, action-packed urban fantasies. The Last Angel is the spin-off to The Witching Pen Novellas, and more info can be found at  Project Veil is also upcoming. It’s a little bit sci-fi and a little bit dystopian. There’ll also be romance in it, but the romance won’t be the focus. You can keep up to date with everything on my own site

Dianna Hardy is a multi-genre author of paranormal things, dark things, poetic things, sexy things, taboo things, and sometimes funny things. She writes about witches, demons and angels. All info can be found on her website

Please feel free to leave Dianna a nice comment:)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday ~ 6/3/2012

Today's snippet comes from my erotic romance novella, Dark Without You.  It'll be out with Etopia Press in a few months. 

He ignored her whimpers of protest as he guided her over his lap, but was pleased she didn’t resist physically.  Her sweet, albeit reluctant, submission was a precious gift, and it moved a previously unaffected place in his soul.  The profound depth of his feelings for Alice at this moment caused his heart to skip a beat as he rubbed gentle circles on her back.  “I’m going to take your temperature first,” he said, his voice thick with emotion and lust.
“Um, what do you mean?”  Her innocent question brought a smile to his face.

Did I write a naughty scene with a thermometer?  Oh yes, yes I did.  ::Evil grin::

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week, everyone!


P.S.  I guest blogged on Katie Oh! yesterday.  Please go check it out:  Welcome Sue Lyndon

Friday, June 1, 2012

Spotlight Saturday with Katie O'Connor

I'm excited to welcome fellow Etopia Press author Katie O'Connor to my blog today for Spotlight Saturday. Please give her a warm welcome! Katie's here to talk about her latest release, The Gift, and to answer a few questions. She was also kind enough to let me guest blog over on Katie Oh! today.

Katie, who are a few of your favorite authors?

I love Robert Heinlein, and Anne McCaffrey for the fabulous worlds they create. My favorite erotica author is Rhian Cahill. I’ll read pretty much anything, but I detest inconsistencies. If your heroine’s house burned down last week, she better not be seen wearing last year’s Halloween costume tomorrow.

Do you like to listen to music while you write?

I usually have my little pink iPod playing while I write. I love classic rock and late 80s early 90s country music. I have a secret passion for the crazy music from Newfoundland. But I have to say, I do my best writing while ‘watching’ my husband play lacrosse. (Must be all those sweaty men.)

Tell us a little bit about your newest release.

My newest book is my first published book, it is called the Gift. It was published by Etopia Press in December of 2011. It is an erotic romance novella about a woman with fantasy and how she makes it come true. In a nutshell: Two women, two men. Are their hearts big enough to share?

Back Cover Blurb:

Sammy Jarvis is harboring a secret fantasy and desperately wants to make it a reality. Finally she finds the courage to ask her adoring husband for a special Christmas gift, one that will make her dreams come true.

She wants Nick to help her find a woman to make love with.
What is a man to do? Stymied, Nick turns to his old college lover Carl. While brainstorming the problem, Nick and Carl take a trip down memory lane to the time when they were lovers.

With their rekindled desires satisfied for the moment, they devise a plan for Sammy to meet Carl’s girlfriend Gina.

When Sammy and Gin meet, clothing begins to fly. Being with Gina is everything that Sammy had imagined, but now she wants more. She’s set her cap on Carl as well.
Sammy’s heart is big enough to encompass them all, but is there room in her marriage to Nick to accommodate her new-found love for Gina and Carl, or will this tangled lover’s heap destroy them all?


Nick watched his wife wiggle in her seat in the back of the taxi. It was only mid-November, but tonight had been his company’s Christmas party. A few years ago, his employer had started holding it early to reduce the holiday party load. It was a little untraditional, but Nick always enjoyed an evening of socializing and visiting with friends. So did his wife.

Sammy had consumed a fair amount of wine with her dinner and followed up with a couple of spiced rum and ginger ales. She wasn’t drunk by a long stretch, but she was definitely in a good mood and more than a bit horny. The evening had been long, the company and food fabulous. He smiled, remembering the way she had wiggled and danced to the music of the band. She loved music and dancing. Nick loved the way alcohol and dancing combined to turn his wife into a horny little minx. He leaned against the corner of the door, watching her, and noticed the cabbie was having trouble keeping his eyes off her.

She wiggled and twisted, and he knew she was doing it deliberately to turn him on. Knowing the driver was watching just added fuel to her fire. Her blue eyes flashed, and her curly blonde hair was starting to come undone from its fancy up-do. She had a sexy, come hither, I need to be fucked look, and it was driving Nick to distraction.

She hadn’t always been like this. Nick recalled their college days when they had first met. Sammy had been hot, but unsure of her sexuality and very inexperienced. It was this combination that had first attracted him to her. One look at her hot body and her shy smile and he was a goner. He knew instantly that she was going to become very important in his life. He just hadn’t realized she would become his wife.

Tonight he recalled their first few dates with a smile and an almost gleeful mental rubbing of his hands to think of the sexy siren she had become. She had grown from a shy almost-virgin to a red-hot mama, and it was all for him. She dressed sexily, coming close to sleazy when they went out, but she never quite crossed the line to tramp. She simply looked hot. He had overheard a couple men at the party talking about wanting her, and it only made Nick want her more.

They pulled up in front of their house, and Sammy shimmied to the front of the seat, her skirt sliding up to reveal the full length of her toned legs. She leaned forward to thank the driver, giving him a hot, sexy smile and a full view of the sexy red bra covering her generous breasts.

Nick almost laughed when the man knocked ten dollars off the cost of the ride. He paid the man, tipped him generously, and followed Sammy’s wiggling ass into the house. Ten minutes later, Sammy unceremoniously stripped him of his clothing and pushed him backward onto the bed. She pulled off her dress, slipped out of her panties, and kneeled over him.

“I’ve decided what I want for Christmas.” Sammy eased herself down on her husband’s long, thick cock. Allowing just the head to slip inside her, she paused, her legs burning with the effort it took to hold herself perched in a squat above him without sheathing him fully inside and grinding against him. She wiggled back and forth a bit, her small motions threatening to dislodge him. “I don’t want you to buy me a gift.” She wiggled again. “Instead, I want you to do something for me.”

“Ah, is this really the time to ask a favor?” He growled up at her, tugging on her hips in a vain attempt to draw her down onto his hardness. After two weeks out of town on a project, he was near to bursting with need. “Come on,” he pleaded, “slide down onto me.”

Compliant for a second, she eased another inch inside herself, biting her lip to keep her own arousal at bay. This wouldn’t work if she gave in now and let him have what they both needed so badly. She had to stay strong and resist the urge to take him hard, right now.

“I want you to do something for me,” she repeated, easing upward, allowing his erection to slip until she was hovering with him barely broaching her entrance. “Come on, Nick, tell me you’ll do this—” Her words were a plea and a demand all at once. Come on, dammit, agree before I orgasm and lose my power over you. She wiggled a little, her hands coming up to cup her breasts, fingers kneading and tweaking her nipples. She pushed up on her breasts, pushing them over the top of her bra. She pulled a little, stretching her breasts toward him in the way that always drove him wild.

Nick groaned and reached up to cup her breasts himself. Sammy eased away from him and waggled her finger. “Nothing for you until you agree…” She trailed off enticingly, swivelling her hips, her hands tangling in her blonde curls and messing her hair sexily.

“Dammit, Sammy,” he swore up at her. “I’ve been waiting for this for weeks.”

Where can readers find your newest release?

The Gift is available pretty much everywhere that you can buy ebooks.

Amazon UK
All Romance
Barnes and Noble

Coffee or tea?

Definitely coffee. I am a total grouch and entirely non-functional without my morning cuppa. I love sitting in my favorite breakfast restaurant and sucking back the coffee while I write. I put in two hours of good work and then am joined for breakfast by a friend.

Where can others connect with you?

Twitter:  @KatieOhWrites
Goodreads: Katie O'Connor

What is your ultimate writing goal?

I’m not sure I really have a writing goal; writing is just part of who I am. I have so many ideas rattling around in my head that I have to put them onto paper or my head would explode. I am just excited to be published. It makes me happy when I hear from a reader who enjoyed my story. It is exciting to know that I am entertaining people with my words.

Star Trek or Star Wars?

Definitely Star Trek … so many good series, such fabulous and far out plots. How can anyone not love Star Trek? (Especially the newest movie with the Lickable Captain Kirk! Yummy!)

Do you write under a pen name? If so, who knows about your naughty writing activities?

Katie O’Connor is my pen name. Almost everyone I know is aware that I write erotica (also known as cliterature.) But, not many people know my pen name, some of them would be embarrassed by what I write, others would want to know if I have really done everything that I write about. (As if!) I sure as hell don’t want the reprobates my husband plays lacrosse with reading what I write, it is bad enough that they know that I write erotica. And my mother will never be allowed to read what I write. Can you imagine? I would just die if she read it, it would be even worse if she liked it!

Tell us about your upcoming writing projects.

Works in progress: there are so many of them! *giggle*

It won’t be long before Corralling the Cowboy; an erotic short story is ready for publication. The next book I have coming out is called Tessa’s Trio. As you might have guessed from the title, it is more smut. It is the first in my Gallery Girls Series of erotic romances. You can expect to see both Tessa’s Trio, and Corralling The Cowboy to be published in next few months, watch my website for details.

BLURB for Tessa’s Trio: (Note: this is unedited as it is still a work in progress.)

Tessa Dupree has given up on men, and has sworn off them forever. Worse than that, she has given up on love.

But life has a way of throwing you a curve ball when you least expected it. Celebrating a sports victory in a local pub with her friends, Tessa meets Peter and is instantly decimated by her attraction to him and by the fantastic, earth-shaking sex she shares with him in the pub’s parking lot. Sadly, she realizes that she forgot to get Peter’s phone number in her rush to escape when a police officer interrupts their bliss. Now she has no way to contact Peter.

With Peter temporarily inaccessible, Tessa is stunned to discover that she’s falling in love with her best friend. She’s known Rob since sixth grade and not once had she thought of him sexually, let alone romantically. Now she’s on fire for him, and realizes that he has been the invisible standard she has graded all her boyfriends on, a standard that made them all sub-standard.

Attending a party to welcome Rob home from his overseas tour of duty, Tessa bumps into Rob’s friend Mitch. When he informs her that he is the cop that interrupted her and Peter in the parking lot, Tessa is mortified. When he confesses his attraction for her, she is stunned to realize that her attraction to him is as great as the attraction she feels for Rob and Peter.

Much to her surprise, Mitch declares his intention to court Tessa, even though his friends are also chasing her heart, and Tessa is stunned. Mitch and Rob reluctantly agree to the twisted three-way competition for her heart, but Tessa finds she is unable to choose between them. But when push comes to shove, they work together and find a compromise, all way for all of them to stay with Tessa and share her loving and generous heart.

Please feel free to leave Katie a nice comment:)