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


Tantalizing Tuesday with Pat Cunningham

   

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

No, I don’t, but I should have. I started out writing M/F, then unexpectedly veered into M/M. My most recent book is a M/M/F ménage. They all have my real name on them. I’ve since been told each subgenre has its own audience and there’s little if any overlap. I’m writing what I want to write, but it’s splintering my audience. My M/Fs will continue to come out under my real name, but any new M/Ms will have a pen name on them. I’m not sure about future ménages. Too many pronouns anyway.

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

Written—I know I should be pushing my latest release, but my favorite of my own books so far is A London Werewolf in America. Everything came together for that one—the mystery plot, the humor, the banter, even the love scenes, which I tend to have trouble with. It was also my first published full-length novel, so there’s the sentimental factor. My favorite novels by someone else tend to change from week to week, but the top spot belongs to Stephen King. Either It or The Stand, depending on my mood.

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

Sadly, yes. It’s hard to stay inside when it’s nice out. I just want to get in the car and run around somewhere. I get more writing done during the winter, when it’s too cold to go outside, and during rainy days. Trouble is, that’s also good weather to curl up in bed and read. I’m lucky if I get anything done regardless of the weather.

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

I’ve only got six books out, and so far my characters have been fairly conservative. Along with the standard bedroom, I’ve had wall sex, floor sex, and a couple of werewolves who got nekkid out in the woods. One of those bedrooms was in a brothel, if that counts. Right now I’m working on a M/M story involving superheroes, and one of them can fly. I might have the boys get busy on top of a suspension bridge. I’ll bet even Spider-Man hasn’t done that yet.

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

Oh God, yes. It’s so much easier to write dialogue when you can hear a character’s specific voice. It’s usually just the heroes. I’m never quite sure who/what the heroine looks like, but with the men I know. Owen Wilson starred in Coyote Moon, and Peter Weller was in Best of Breed. For my last two, Belonging and Legacy, I “cast” Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki from Supernatural. Dean’s a vampire, Sam’s a prostitute, Castiel’s a slayer. When I get around to writing the third book, it’ll star Misha Collins and Kathleen Turner. I’ve already got Don Johnson and Vin Diesel lined up for future books. For some reason Harrison Ford never made it into any of my books, and I always liked him. I’ll have to remedy that.

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

A cup of tea, a piece of cheese, and a bowl of cereal with a banana on it. Breakfast of champions.

Author details:

BookStrand – Pat Cunningham


Tantalizing Tuesday with Jennifer Denys

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

My pen name is Jennifer Denys and I use it because I like to have a ‘writing’ identity – the fun side of me that gets great fun out of writing erotic scenes but I am lucky enough that I have been able to be open with everyone I know about my writing.

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

My all-time favourite novel is Lord of the Rings.

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

Can’t say I have ever thought about this. I can generally write anywhere and at anytime. I would say that when I travel on the train into the day job each morning I find that is very conducive to coming up with creative ideas as my mind is relaxed and not cluttered with the day’s thoughts!

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

I think I am very square because my characters have generally used the bed! However, I have had them ‘boink’ in a barn, on the rug, on a spanking bench, in a car, and am about to have them make love in a hill fort.

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

No, I don’t base my characters on celebrities. My heroine’s personalities are generally different aspects of me. My heroes are all versions of my ideal man. Having said that George Clooney gets several mentions….

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

Fairly boring – it’s toast with marmite.

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

What would I like to tell you – I had some erotic/nude photos taken for my 50th birthday to prove (to myself) I could still be sexy and desirable despite middle-aged body issues. They look rather good even if I say so myself!


Author details:

Jennifer has four books out with Siren and another two, which finish each of her trilogies, are due out in May. These are all contemporary stories. She is now taking her writing in another direction and working on sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal stories.

Web: www.jennifer-denys.blogspot.com


Tantalizing Tuesday with Berengaria Brown

    

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

My father loved history, and Berengaria of Navarre, the wife of Richard the Lionheart, was a woman ahead of her time in her care for the poor, and the rights of women. With a name like hers, how could I go wrong?

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

A good Momma never has favorites, but I guess you never forget your first. For me this was “Intensity”, which established a world revisited in “Complexity”, and “Eternity”.

My all-time favorite author is Georgette Heyer.

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

I travel a lot with the day job, but I always have my laptop with me, so it’s really my “writing space”. I prefer summer as a season and like the weather hot.

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

My favorite place is on the beach. My characters often seem to get frisky in the sand dunes, in or under rock ledges, or even in the water.

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

Characters just arrive in my head and they tell me things like hair and eye color. One even announced he was a vampire. I nearly spilled my coffee in shock!

6. Bonus question! Anything you’d like to say?

My two dragon shapeshifter ménages have just been released.

Dragon’s Bond

Mallory is fascinated by three life-size stone dragon statues. Then one night they come to life and she learns they’re shape-shifters. One of the museum’s directors, Teivel, plans to use the shape-shifting dragons as art thieves by placing them in exhibitions in other museums, and Mallory, Angus, William, and Mark now have to find out which statues are shape-shifters and how they can prevent Teivel from implementing his plan. That makes their days very busy, but the nights are for their own pleasure.

Can they outwit Teivel? What will happen if Mallory loses her job or the statues have to leave their home in the museum? And can a relationship built on a crisis and unbridled lust develop into lasting love and enduring passion?

Buy Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/dragons-bond

Dragons Redeemed

Trudy is a locksmith and security expert who Mallory asked to quote to improve the security at The Magic Dragon Museum. When Trudy arrives at the museum, it’s full of naked people, and four of the men say she belongs to them! The dragons need to reclaim their human lives while stopping Teivel’s plan to steal the artworks—if they can get out of bed long enough to concentrate.

Meanwhile Trudy has a job to do and a business to run. Crevan, Daegan, Graegor, and Penllyn are determined to protect her while watching Teivel. The dragon shape-shifters have their hands full with an independent, determined woman and a bad guy planning to cause trouble. Plus Mallory wants to come back to the museum, and her men are set on protecting her from Teivel, too.

Between lust and danger, sparks are flying everywhere.

Buy link: http://www.bookstrand.com/dragons-redeemed


Author details:

http://berengariasblog.blogspot.com/

http://berengariabrown.webs.com/

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