Wicked Wednesday with May Water

      

1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?

Food play is quite popular with my heroines. Frosting, zucchini, jumbo peppermint sticks and licorice are amongst the yummies involved so far.

2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?

I am STILL trying to locate a book that I stole (and then lost) from one of my older sisters when I was about twelve. The picture on the torn cover was of a young lady hitchhiking in short shorts. The title had the word Piccadilly or Piccalilli in it. I would re-read the hot scenes over and over.

3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)

Tie between FF and ménage (where females outnumber the men). Why? Because women letting loose sexually is damn hot! I also tend to enjoy American historical. The sex seems kinkier to me since everyone was so hush-hush about it.

4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?

To me it doesn’t matter. I don’t really notice men’s hair. I’m more of a muscular thigh and beefy bicep kinda girl.

5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)

During my first year as a writer I wrote at all hours. Life was a blur. Now that I’ve calmed down I find that I do best writing in 2-4 separate increments, depending on if I have a deadline or not, making my total daily writing time approximately 4-8 hours. I write or promote 7 days a week. My favorite places to write have the views and sounds of nature. I don’t do as well writing in a city with views of concrete and constant noise.

6. Bonus question! Do your characters use birth control (i.e. condoms) and if so, how do you make the mechanics of it sexy?

I didn’t know so I had to re-read those excerpts. It looks like I just kind of slipped it in (pun intended).

7. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.

I have a bunch of erotic short stories stashed away. I am lengthening them one by one. I was recently working on two tales simultaneously, a gay werewolf and a western. The werewolf piece has been submitted so now I can slip fully into the Old West with RAW HIDE AWAY/Book 2 of the LASSOED LOVERS series.

Author details:

May Water/Erotic Romance Author/ Siren Publishing

http://www.bookstrand.com/may-water

http://www.facebook.com/MayWater

http://www.twitter/MayWater

Lassoed Lovers series:
RAW HIDE & SEEK
RAW HIDE AWAY

BALLS TO THE WALL DETECTIVES INC.

Love Beyond all Dimensions Series:
MAGNIFICENT KING
SPIRIT TWINS
IN THE BEGINNING
STEAMBLAST FROM THE PAST
QUEEN MARYMARY

Seaside Surrender Series:
SALT WATER TAFFY
MOLLY DOLL
PEPPERMINT STICKS
LICORICE WHIPS

Wicked Wednesday with Berengaria Brown

      

1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?

Chocolate. Totally delicious and sexy as hell, especially in liquid form.

2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?

Romance maybe 11 or so. I was home from school ill, and a friend of my mother’s gave me a Georgette Heyer novel to read.

Erotic romance maybe 14. I’d read everything in the children’s section of the local library, and my father loaned me his library card, so I could look for books in the adult section. I read “Forever Amber” by Kathleen Winsor, (which was banned in 14 states!) and was hooked.

3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)

That answer changes from day to day. I love pretty much everything from sweet to seriously kinky, and everything in between, covering all genres. Overall I likely come back to historical romance the most frequently.

4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?

Long enough for the heroine to run her hands through.

5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)

Late at night after work is done, alone at my desk with my faithful laptop.

6. Bonus question! Do your characters use birth control (i.e. condoms) and if so, how do you make the mechanics of it sexy?

They’re all individual so some do, some don’t. Some publishing houses insist on it, so the characters have to get with the program in that case. But with colored, textured and flavored condoms, using them can be fun.

7. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.

Small Woman, Big Trouble” released on 10th September.

Blurb:

Deb Steele hikes through a Water Authority reservation. But houses are being built on one section of it, and she can’t get home. She phones Kai Cole, and he and Harry Anders come to get her. While she’s waiting for them, her cell phone battery dies and a young man turns up on an electric scooter. When he realizes she’s quite alone, he plans to sexually assault her. She escapes from him just as Kai and Harry arrive.

Kai worries about how he can protect Deborah if this man is following her, and Harry suggests they learn karate. Kai decides the only way their beginning threesome relationship can progress further is if they all move in together.

But, as Deb is leaving work late that evening, the attacker jumps her once again. Why is he after her? How can the men protect her? And will they ever have enough time to build their friendship into a genuine relationship?

Author details:

Berengaria is a multi-published author of erotic romance: contemporary, paranormal (magic, ghosts, vampires, fairies, dragons, and werewolves), futuristic, medieval, and Regency-set historical. She loves to read all different kinds of romance so that is what she writes: one man/one woman; two women; two men; two men/one woman; three men, two women/one man, three men/one woman…. Whatever the characters need for their very hot happily-ever-after, Berengaria makes sure they get it.

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Wicked Wednesday with Susan Laine

      

1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?

Strawberries and whipped cream are undoubtedly everyone’s choice, as is chocolate, so my guys will go with avocados (so-called testicle tree) and watermelons (pre-prepped for easy nibbling). Sweet…

2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?

Curiously, I never read any as a teenager or even in my twenties. Perhaps because MF wasn’t appealing to me. In my early thirties Amazon recommended me a MM erotic romance which I got out of curiosity. That one story opened up a whole literary world for me to enjoy as a reader and a writer. After reading them for about four, five months, I decided to give it a go myself—and the rest is history.

3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)

I prefer contemporary MM—to read and to write. I write paranormal and ménage too, but I rarely read them. The contemporary genre opens up so many avenues for possible plots and unlikely heroes that I just can’t resist the lure. I need to find out what other authors are telling about modern gay men. Still, I do like to read a lot of other genres too, for example historical and murder mysteries.

4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?

Depends on the guy, I guess. Personally, I tend to go for short hair. Don’t know why really, considering I have written guys with both long and short hair. Never written anyone bald. I suppose now I ought to 🙂

5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)

I simply cannot write right after I wake up. My brain has not kicked in gear yet. I prefer evenings and nights. It’s quieter and darker, and I can think clearer. Also, there’s the time zone factor: I write for American publishing houses, and their working hours start when it gets dark here in Finland, so there’s a practical component involved. I also prefer a desk and an office chair. I have tried writing in bed and in a lounge chair, but the softness bothered me and made me sleepy.

6. Bonus question! Do your characters use birth control (i.e. condoms) and if so, how do you make the mechanics of it sexy?

Sometimes my heroes do wear condoms, other times they don’t. But they always talk about it before-hand, and usually if they don’t use them, that means they are already a couple, so they are exclusive and have gotten tested. With just guys in the picture, there isn’t really a question of pregnancy, but the threat of STD’s is a concern. And there are many ways to make putting on a condom sexy: The partner can roll it on, slowly and teasingly, by using a hand or a mouth. Same with the lube—only it has to be edible if coming in contact with a mouth. Any method that involves touching sensuously can be considered foreplay and/or sex.

7. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.

I write for several publishing houses. My latest Siren Publishing release was Mending Fences, a cowboy MM erotic romance in a contemporary setting. This is a redemption story about a rodeo cowboy who gets accidentally outed as gay in front of his fiancée. In his rowdy and self-destructive way of life he does not expect the town sheriff to come to his rescue. My latest Dreamspinner Press release was Love in Plain Sight, a contemporary MM mystery romance. In this story two police officers, one of them a deaf volunteer, have been in a relationship for a year. As their anniversary draws near, a case involving a shady art dealer becomes dangerous, and a confrontation is inevitable.

Author details:

Novels: By Siren Publishing Rivers of Wind, Sub, Rivers of Passion, Mending Fences, and upcoming Sub Rosa. By Dreamspinner Press Sunlight on Water in Two Tickets to Paradise Anthology, Sounds of Love, Twice by Chance, The Wolfing Way, The Witching Hour in June 2012 Daily Dose Time Is Eternity, Genie’s Wish, Love in Plain Sight, and upcoming Falling for Rain and Hunter’s Moon. By Evernight Publishing upcoming The Last Werewolf.

 

Wicked Wednesday with India-Jean Louwe

1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?

Chocolate Mousse – sweet and messy.

2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?

Romance-14yrs, Erotica-21yrs

3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)

Paranormal, menage. I read for escape from reality and these genres provide the best ‘get aways’.

4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?

Long hair. Great to have something extra to cling onto.

5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)

I’m a night owl and love both reading and writing in bed.

6. Bonus question! Do your characters use birth control (i.e. condoms) and if so, how do you make the mechanics of it sexy?

Thus far I haven’t paid specific attention to condoms but enjoyed reading books where they were used to add spice to the scene. Having the partner ‘roll it on’ works better then ‘self-applying’ in my opinion.

7. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.

Lovers’ Tussle is due for release soon. My newest release is King of Venus Butterfly.

I enjoyed writing it because it show cases the Venus Butterfly technique. It is also a light read with quirky, humorous characters.

It began one rainy morning when a stranger literally fell at his feet, or did it actually? If there’s one thing Ryan Masters knows, it’s women. And he wants nothing to do with this spoiled, shallow temptress who stumbles into his life, running roughshod with it. To make matters worse, she is the wife of a senator and future presidential candidate.
Lucy Hewitt, adamant in never being a Mrs. to anybody again, wants to test the tales of a devilish seducer’s magic touch—Venus Butterfly—she’s heard so much about, but could never experience while married. But his touch is more than she bargained for. It has the power to melt her body and heart. He will tempt her, entice her, and educate her in ways she never imagined.

Author details:

website: https://sites.google.com/site/indiajeanlouwe/

twitter: http://twitter.com/indi_j_louwe

Facebook: http://facebook.com/indiajean.louwe

novels:
King of Venus Butterfly
http://www.bookstrand.com/king-of-venus-butterfly

Tangles and Temptation
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008D30S9O?ie=UTF8&ref=aw_bottom_links&force-full-site=1

Stings and Seduction
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008OX7YPE?ie=UTF8&ref_=aw_bottom_links&force-full-site=1

 

Tantalizing Tuesday with Carolyn Rosewood

1. Do you use a pen name? If so, why?

Carolyn Rosewood — I use it for privacy reasons, mainly. I picked Carolyn because my real name is Carol and I had a cousin with the same first name. Her middle name was Lynn and to avoid confusion they always called her Carol Lynn. I thought that sounded more exotic than plain old Carol. Rosewood is a wood that I like, and it’s also part of a song from one of my favorite bands.

2. What is your favorite novel that you’ve written? Read?

My favorite novel of all time is To Kill A Mockingbird. As for ones I’ve written, my favorite is His Majesty’s Secret.

3. Does the environment affect your writing (where you live, the seasons, the weather, etc.)?

I can write just about anywhere as long as I have my iPod to block out the world.

4. Where is your favorite/most bizarre place to have your characters boink?

I’ve had them boink outside and inside. The most unusual place I’ve written to date is a basement stairwell.

5. Do you base your heroines/heroes on photos of celebrities? If so, who?

No. They have faces and voices, but they’re unique and not familiar. They just appear to me that way.

6. Bonus question! What’s the last thing you ate today?

I haven’t eaten anything yet! I just woke up and am having my coffee. 🙂

7. Bonus question! Anything you’d like to say.

I hope people will check out my new Siren series, Notorious Nephilim. Book 1 – Spanked By An Angel– is available now at Siren-Bookstrand.

Free book giveaway! Optional.

I’d like to give away a copy of Spanked By An Angel. [First person to comment on Carolyn’s interview wins the book giveaway!]

Author details:

website: http://carolynrosewood.com

buy link for Spanked by an Angel: http://www.bookstrand.com/spanked-by-an-angel

List of published works:

  • Haunted Heart (Etopia Press)
  • Seduced By A Demon series (Evernight) The Last Soul, Hunted, Playing For Keeps
  • Anthologies (Evernight): Ghost Of A Chance (Midnight Seductions), A Very Naughty Christmas (Stockings & Suspenders), Educating Sean (Virgins Behaving Badly), Night Games (Keyboards and Kink)
  • The Rebellious Princess Chooses Two Lovers (Evernight)
  • His Majesty’s Secret (Siren)
  • Spanked By An Angel – Notorious Nephilim One (Siren)


Tantalizing Tuesday with Karen Mercury

    

1. Do you use a pen name? If so, why?

I use my real name, believe it or not!  I married a guy named Mercury, which was the first thing I noticed about him. I did payroll for his company. I thought he must’ve been a punk rocker with a name like that, but it’s real. Americanized from the Sicilian “Mercurio.”

2. What is your favorite novel that you’ve written? Read?

I was just thinking about that this morning!  I was going to ask you if you’d ever read Pan by Knut Hamsun, since it’s always called “prose poetry” and I know you write poetry.  I think I’ve read that book more than any other.  Mysteries by Hamsun is a close second.  It has my favorite all-time line: “Would that thy knife were as sharp as your final no.”   He’s got dwarves, hallucinations, dreams, the mysteries of the endless Norwegian day where the sun never sets, off-kilter crazy people who are always hiding big secrets.  I swear the creator of Twin Peaks was a Hamsun fan.

My favorite book so far that I’ve written is my recent Blowing off Steam.  I just cut loose and had a lot of fun with that one.  I’ve got explosions, steamboat races, opium smuggling, crazy Chinese drug lords, and sleazy lawyers.  I was inspired by how much I adore “Breaking Bad.”  Only I had to change the meth into opium since it’s a historical.  And since it’s a menage, you don’t really want to picture Walt and Jesse doing it, either!  So it’s only very loosely based, of course.  But I really enjoy slapstick, and there are lots of slapsticky moments in there.

3. Does the environment affect your writing (where you live, the seasons, the weather, etc.)?

What affects me is loud-ass neighbors! I must be ultra-sensitive to noise. My dream is to buy a house in the country with at least ten acres, so the nabes are farther away.

4. Where is your favorite/most bizarre place to have your characters boink?

Oh, hands down, inside a spirit cabinet.  Remember in the 1800s when “mediums” would secret themselves inside their “spirit cabinets” and bang a lot of tambourines around, then emerge clothed in gauze pretending to be their spirit guide from the other side?  Well, in my upcoming Cold Steel and Hot Lead, one of the protagonists is a former showman, so they all do it inside his spirit cabinet.  I had to totally research to make sure they had ones big enough back then.

5. Do you base your heroines/heroes on photos of celebrities? If so, who? Include links if you like.

Yes. It’s easier that way to picture them walking, talking, or saying certain things. I’ve already recycled Alex O’Loughlin from Hawaii Five-O twice, and I just finished recycling Robert Downey Jr. too. Someone suggested Jon Hamm from Mad Men, but Don Draper isn’t terribly heroic, so he wouldn’t work. I mean, Don’s a hero, or maybe an antihero, but he also treats women horribly.

6. Bonus question! What’s the last thing you ate today?

Am eating! Pesto pasta, and my fluffy Newfoundland puppy is lying at my feet snarfing a few bites here and there. She only follows me upstairs when I carry food up here. She just said “phoo” because I haven’t given her another bite. She should be glad because I just stuck her into another book. Children are such ingrates.

Author details:

www.karenmercury.com

Also by Karen Mercury:

Ménage Amour: Going for the Gold 1: Working the Lode
Ménage Amour: Going for the Gold 2: Either Ore
Ménage Amour: Going for the Gold 3: A Good Prospect
Ménage Amour: Going for the Gold 4: Sure as Shooting
Ménage & More: Going for the Gold 5: Blowing off Steam
Ménage Everlasting: How the West Was Done 1: Training Ivy

For all other titles, please visit
www.bookstrand.com/karen-mercury


Tantalizing Tuesday with Charlene Penfold

1. Do you use a pen name? If so, why?

Not really – I went back to my maiden name.  I wanted friends and family to know that it was really me who completed and made a dream come true.

2. What is your favorite novel that you’ve written? Read?

I have several on the go right now.  However seeing that Souls Pass is the only one so far that has been published, it has to be my favourite, but the others are not far behind.  I enjoy lots of romance books, so I really don’t have one favourite.

3. Does the environment affect your writing (where you live, the seasons, the weather, etc.)?

Oh yes, so does life in general.  As my writing is not my primary means of income just yet… here’s to another dream, some day I hope that it will be… my primary job gets in the way, running my household as well.  Family is very important to me, but I do spend a significant amount of time at my writing.

4. Where is your favorite/most bizarre place to have your characters boink?

Its got to be in my latest book that I am writing.  They are at a conference and they share an intimate moment behind the stage door.

5. Do you base your heroines/heroes on photos of celebrities? If so, who?

No, my characters are completely fictional.

6. Bonus question! What’s the last thing you ate today?

Today…hmm 3 pieces of licorice about 5 minutes ago LOL.

Author details:

BookStrand – Charlene Penfold