interview with Sydney St.Claire.

perf5.000x8.000.inddGood Morning Sydney. Thank you for allowing me to interview you.

Why do you like to write erotica over sweet romance?

You know, I’ve never written sweet romance. Writing as Susan Edwards, my historical romances were always very sensual. Back when I began writing, historicals were expected to be very sexy/sensual. I think they were/are just below erotica on the spice scale.

One thing I notice writing erotica, the sex scenes take up a lot of space and time in a book, meaning there is a lot more sex and I find writing sex scenes goes pretty fast so the writing as a whole goes much quicker. The downside is there is a lot of love scenes! I’ve been known to skip love scenes in my historicals and come back to them later. Can’t do that with erotica because that is a large focus of the books.

Do you have a favorite line or quote from your latest release?

I have three:

“I’m not sleeping with you. You’re not my prince. You’re a toad. A big, fat, stinking, warty toad.” She tipped her chin in defiance.

“Come Monday morning, she was going to let Prince Sneaky Bastard, aka The Toad, know just what he could do with his money.

The room hummed with sexual energy. “If lust could be bottled, this room would be worth a fortune,” she muttered, glancing down the line of women.

What are you working on right now?

Right now, I’m finishing up Snow & Her Huntsman. Just a few days from being done with book three. Then I’ll either start Rapunzel Gets Her Dom or Beauty Submits to the Beast. Don’t recall which is book 4 <g>.

Fun Round

Tattoo or no tattoo?

No tattoo yet but one may be in my future. If I do, it has to be pretty and colorful. No dull blue or black for me. I’ve seen a great tat of a dragon that looks likes it’s crawling up a woman’s back to her shoulder and looking over. I love that one, and the almost 3D look. Might be a bit much but if I get one, it has to be one I love.

Wine or cocktail?

Wine. Something on the sweet side.

Movies or Books?

Both. And it depends on the movie. I read far more than I watch movies. The exception is DVD TV series. I watch a lot of TV in the evenings with my mother and if there’s nothing on, we’ll put on a DVD. Blue Bloods, NCIS, Castle, Midsommer Mysteries (can’t count how many times we’ve gone through the entire collection! Just finished the last one and we’ve started back in at the beginning.)

I should state that usually the DVD’s are background. I can’t just sit and watch anything. I have to either be knitting, crocheting, or on my laptop.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

If the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, it stands to reason that the worms in the grass on the other side of the fence are fatter and juicer so our chicken has to go under a fence and across the road to get to what she thinks is a better meal <g>.

Blurb

Jaimie Newberry is jobless, her rent is due, and her cat just died. On top of that, she was accused of embezzling before she was fired. When her friend invites her for a weekend of kinky fairytale role-playing, she agrees to go as Cinderella. What has she got to lose when sex with a handsome prince is involved?

 

CEO Bryce Langston needs to know if Jamie is innocent of embezzlement or just very clever. He arranges for her to be his weekend sub but soon realizes the pretty scullery maid is naïve to the BDSM lifestyle. As her prince and her Dom, he intends to not only learn the truth but to make sure she has a fantasy come true.

 

Excerpt

Excerpt  pg-13

Bryce spotted his Cinderella entering the parlor below. The ruffles of her skirt swirled playfully around slender thighs, and the low cut of her simple top revealed a nice swell of breasts. Deep inside, anticipation hummed, and not just for learning the truth. Annie had been gone five years now, and while he hadn’t been celibate during those long years, he hadn’t participated in the games he hosted either. This would be his first.

And only because he needed to know the truth.

Jaimie had uncovered an embezzling ring in one of his accounting firms. Her boss implicated her, her files backed the man up, but as he’d found out, the man himself had proved to be a liar, and the leader in the group of employees caught.

Lucy, his personal assistant, swore Jaimie was innocent, that she was the one who’d discovered the theft, then been fired because of it. The fact Jaimie had blown the whistle lent her story credence, as did the files she gave Lucy to give to him, all dated before she’d been fired. He’d hired auditors, and they thought she was innocent. But he wouldn’t know until he spoke to her. A study of her employment files indicated the woman was smart. She could easily have done what she did to make herself look innocent and then gotten out before being caught.

“Does it matter if she is as guilty as the others?”

Bryce nodded. “Yes. If she was part of it, I’ll press charges. No one steals from me.” He’d already gotten confessions out of the rest of his employees and fired those who were supposed to oversee that department. Fools were more concerned with their ladder climbing and brown-nosing instead of doing their job.

Determining Jaimie’s level of involvement was unfinished business. Was his Cinderella truly innocent, or had she been framed? He couldn’t find any money trails leading to her bank accounts, but that didn’t mean she didn’t have money squirreled away elsewhere, under another name. No, he needed to know for sure.

Glorie laughed low in her throat. “My, your little playmate looks ready to bolt, and it’s not even midnight.”

Bryce narrowed his eyes. Glorie was right. Jaimie was staring at some of the costumes with mouth agape. He couldn’t see her eyes but imagined they were wide with shock. Even from where he stood, he could see her face was flushed with embarrassment. She took a big gulp of her champagne then grabbed Lucy by the arm. Though he couldn’t hear the conversation, it was clear his sub was having serious doubts.

Rocking back on his heels, he grinned. From the questionnaire, he knew Jaimie was new to this world, and he was looking looked forward to introducing her to some light BDSM.

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BIO

Sydney St. Claire is the pseudonym of Susan Edwards, author of 14 Historical Native American/Western/Paranormal romances and the author of the popular “White” Series.

Sydney loves writing and sharing stories of love, happiness and dreams come true with her readers. She credits her mother for her writing success. Encouraged to read as a child, she always preferred happy endings which meant romances were her favorite genre. Sydney takes her readers into the world of erotica romance where her characters come together in explosive passion as they solve life’s problems and find true love along with the best sex our hero and heroine have ever experienced.

Sydney’s office is quite crowded with three dogs at her feet and five cats to keep her company while she writes. Three cats always insist on beds on her desk, barely leaving enough room for her monitor and keyboard. Life gets fun when all five insist on supervising…

When not writing, she enjoys crafts of all sorts including quilting, sewing, cross-stitch and knitting. She and her husband of 30 + years are avid gardeners. He takes care of the veggies, and Susan is in charge of the ‘pretties’. Her medicine wheel garden is in a contact state of war: flowers vs. weeds. Sadly, right now the weeds are wining…

While writing, she listens to a wide variety of music. Her current favorites are Blackmore’s Night and David Lanz.

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Email:              Sydney@sydneystclaire.com

Website:          http://sydneystclaire.com

Twitter:           https://twitter.com/Sydneystclaire

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Blog:               http://sydneystclaire.wordpress.com

Goodreads:        https://www.goodreads.com/sydneystclaire

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Interview with author Jessica Subject

Jessica E  SubjectJessica, I’d like to welcome you to my blog.

Thank you so much for inviting me to visit your blog, Kayden! It’s a pleasure to be here.

Why do you like to write erotica over sweet romance?

I actually enjoy writing sweet romance, erotica, and stories in between. My very first story was more sweet romance than erotic. And I’ve started to go back that direction with my upcoming stories. Though, most of my stories are more erotic romance, I do write erotica as Paisley Brown.

Do you have a favorite line or quote from your latest release?

This is from His Alien Virgin, my seventh 1Night Stand story with Decadent Publishing. Daran just found out who Madame Eve had set him up with.. 

Of all the women on Earth—hell, in the universe—for him to be set up with, Madame Eve had to pick the one lover he could never have.

Did Madame Eve make a mistake? You’ll have to read the story to find out.

What are you working on right now?

I’m working on several projects right now. I have a super short that I’m just about finished. It’s an F/F paranormal spanking story for Spank or Treat, which takes place October 24 to 26. I’m also writing the third book in my Alien Next Door series, Alien Attraction. It is Angela’s story, who you meet in Alien Admirer. I also have a New Adult Sci-Fi Romance on the go called Always Her Wingman. It’s the story of a group of people in their twenties who are just returning from a five year mission to Mars. Though, it does focus on two members of the group more than the others. And those don’t include the ideas I have written down, or the stories I already have plotted out.

Fun Round

Tattoo or no tattoo? I have no preference here. Both work for me.

Wine or cocktail? Cocktail, though I cannot remember the last time I had one.

Movies or Books? Depends on my mood. If it’s a book turned into a movie, I’d rather read the book first. Though, sometimes that leads to disappointment with the movie. Or me whispering “That’s not right” to the person beside me.

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was following a bug it wanted to eat.

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His Alien Virgin

A 1Night Stand story

By Jessica E. Subject

New Adult Erotic Sci-Fi Romance

ISBN: 978-1-61333-680-9

She is desperately seeking freedom…

On the eve before her twenty-first birthday, Skylar steals a ship and escapes from the planet Rebed. She refuses to be another wife for the slimy space pirate that is her betrothed. After hearing of her brothers’ success, she applies to the 1Night Stand service on her way to Earth, hoping Madame Eve can find her a hero, to make her feel special, even if for only one night.

He is trying to fit in…

A longtime friend to Skylar’s brothers, he’s always relegated her to the look and don’t touch category. Though, Daran traveled to Earth years ago, he still struggles to fit in on the planet. When his boss suggests a blind date, he reluctantly agrees. What would happen if anyone found out about his alien ancestry?

And they are not at all meant to be together…

Has Madame Eve made a huge mistake, or will Daran tread into forbidden territory to be with the one woman he’s always wanted, and become the hero Skylar craves?

Available from

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Excerpt:

Skylar shoved a shirt and a pair of pants—the only non-revealing clothes she owned—into her bag. She didn’t bother to zip it up, worried the sound of metal teeth grinding against each other would arouse her roommates. The last thing she needed to happen. They would only cause more delays. And she refused to live in the complex a moment longer. Or on the planet.

With a quiet breath, she tiptoed across the cold steel floor, weaving around the rays of light reflecting off the two moons into the dormitory.

A soft sigh echoed through the room and Skylar froze, biting her bottom lip to keep her panic from boiling over. She gazed around and noticed one of her roommates smiling, her eyes closed.

“Oh, Hay’den, you’ve come to rescue me.”

How they all wished for their heroes to come. Only, none ever did.

The girl rolled onto her side. If she opened her eyes, she’d find Skylar standing in front of her.

Please, don’t wake up. As much as she’d love to take them all with her, she didn’t have time to tell anyone of her plan. Plus, more bodies meant more noise and a greater risk of alerting her keeper of their purpose.

She glanced at the door. Her path to freedom lay only a few feet away.

After thirty seconds of no movement or sound from the other bunks, she continued her trek, daring to take the chance of being caught. Finally reaching the exit, she twisted the handle, but her sweaty palms did nothing to ease her escape. She wiped her hands on her barely there nightdress and twisted again, releasing a heavy breath at the satisfying click.

Peeking up and down the hallway, she saw no one to stop her, no one who would crush her dreams of getting off Rebed. Without a space pirate, that was. A shudder ran through her, and she swallowed down her unease. Once she got away, she no longer had to worry about the monster coming to claim her in the morning.

Time to go. Run! She dashed around a corner and down the empty corridor, toward the dark-as-space shipyard. Her heart pounded like a fist against her ribs. She’d never stolen anything in her life, but she had to leave, refused to remain in the hellhole a second longer.

She peeked outside, searching for a lookout, anyone who could stop her from reaching her destination. All clear. Though she wouldn’t breathe a sigh of relief until she’d left the atmosphere, landed on a new planet. For only then would she be free. If her brothers ever found out she’d escaped and broken her contract, they’d hunt her down, tie her up, and drag her back to Rebed—soil she never wanted to set foot on again. Yet, if she made it to the other side of the galaxy, she could blend in and never look back

Spying her target, a star cruiser belonging to her brothers, she raced across the tarmac. After deserting her on the planet star cycles ago, Galan and Volan had finally come to visit, bringing their new wife, Danyka, to meet her. Skylar’s mother had married a blue-skinned humanoid with two sons. But when their parents died in a shuttle crash, she’d been left in the care of her teenage stepbrothers. She understood they weren’t mature enough to care for a child, but she’d been old enough to take care of herself. It hadn’t been necessary to drop her off on Rebed

She slapped her palm on the scanner, shaking in anticipation. Please, let my print still be on file. So much time had passed since she’d flown in the vessel. Had her brothers changed the codes or erased her data once they’d abandoned her? Tapping her foot, she waited for a green light, for the door to open. Something.

She glanced behind her. Come on. Hurry!

Seconds, maybe minutes passed without a response. Sweat washed over her. She fought to catch her breath and tears stung the backs of her eyes. Please! Once the sun rose, she’d be twenty-one star cycles, legal to be presented to the disgusting creep who’d bought her contract, the exact person she wanted to escape.

A whoosh echoed to her left. With a startled jump, she stared in the direction of the sound. The door. She placed her hand over her chest. Thank the gods.

Bio:

 

Jessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous. And if you’re looking for something really steamy, check out her erotica stories written as Paisley Brown.

 

When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

 

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.

 

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Bardic Storytelling

I never knew these two podcasts existed and I’m so excited to share this. Thanks Laura.

Laura EK Kelly

So, I haven’t been feeling very well lately, I hurt my head a little while ago and helping to babysit a cat has put my allergies into red alert. So I’ve been having some difficulty concentrating for long periods of time and it’s making it difficult to read. And, like any writer, I love books and feel very frustrated that I cannot spend some of my free time buried in a novel (especially since I’m borrowing a fantastic book from a friend and have now kept it far longer than the socially acceptable time period for borrowing a book, I’m so sorry…).
What’s the solution to this? Audiobooks and Podcasts.
In my last year of university I realised that my local library offers a ebook and audiobook online library that rents books for two weeks at a time. So I’ve now listened to Jane Eyre and The Maze Runner, both…

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Save the date for a Torrid Romance

RAVEN HART

and

MARCUS DIONYSIUS

are cxcited to announce the release of their story

HELL’S BOUNTY, a paranormal erotica

Wednesday, October 14, 2014

Come join in the fun.

Cyber champagne and cyber cake will be served.

Prizes and games.

Formal invitation to follow.

 

Hell's Bounty novella by Kayden Claremont

Hell’s Bounty
ISBN(s):
978-1-62830-506-7 Digital
Price $2,99
Page Count: 95
Word Count: 21682

Interview with Cristal Ryder

Welcome Crustal and thanks for stopping by.

1 – Why do you like to write erotica over sweet romance?

When I look back over very old stories, they’ve always been hot. Way back in 1984 when I started writing *by hand* it was a very steamy start. So, I guess it has always been there in me.

2  – Do you have a favorite line or quote from your latest release?

This is from a submitted story I hope will be acquired soon.

“So, are you a member of the mile high club?” Her seductive tone captivated him.

3 – What are you working on right now?

I’m struggling through a synopsis for my Harlequin editor. While I really do despise doing them, she has taught me that even though I’m a pantser, writing the synopsis can still give me the excitement of what is to come while following a *guideline* per se to keep on track.

 

Fun Round

Tattoo or no tattoo? nope.

Wine or cocktail?  both! I’m really into Cruzan rum after my visit to St. Croix. Sadly we can’t get it in Canada though.

Movies or Books?  movies right now.

Why did the chicken cross the road? because the egg was on the other side

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No Toys Tonight – An Adventure Twice Told

double point of view erotic quickie

Girls night out at a male strippers. At first Fiona thought it was just what she needed, let her hair down and go wild. But when things start getting a little bit out of hand, she bolts right into the car of a very sexy voiced cabby. Or so she thought. Nearly blinded by the blowing dust, it takes her a few moments to realize her mistake.

After a rough work day all off duty cop Reid wants is pizza, beer and to watch football. But fate has other plans for him. A gorgeous beauty flags him down outside a strip club and his sense of duty makes him stop.

A classic case of mistaken identity sparks a dangerous attraction that can only be satisfied with a daring sexual encounter. Is the risk of discovery too great, or the freedom of anonymous stranger sex even more delicious than denying the lust steaming up the car?

You can find me at:

www.cristalryder.com

https://twitter.com/#!/CristalRyder

https://www.facebook.com/cristal.ryderauthor

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Latest releases from The Wild Rose Press

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Counting the days until the release date of HEART SHIFTER (9/17/14). In the meantime, here are this week’s releases from The Wild Rose Press:

Betrayed lovers,a secret child, a kidnapper, and a killer out to get what he wants. ANOTHER MAN’S SON by Glenys OConnell at: http://buff.ly/1Ce0d5N

Love is a gamble but as the body count increases, DEATH IS THE PITS. By Suzanne Rossi at: http://buff.ly/1nLooPp

Imprisoned in his enemy’s dungeon in the Highlands of Scotland with A WOMAN OF HONOUR. By Marlow Kelly at: http://buff.ly/1nLow1e

Organized crime, dirty money, cold-blooded murder, and a A DEADLY SECRET. By Joy Brighton http://buff.ly/1nLoCGd

The ingredients for love create the perfect recipe. CHEF D’AMOUR by Brenda Margriet at: http://buff.ly/1nLoK8r

The thirst for adventure can turn deadly. ROUGH WATERS by Maggie Toussaint at: http://buff.ly/1nLoS82

Fulfillment comes with a steep cost…betrayal. SAY NOTHING OF WHAT YOU SEE by Christy Effinger at: http://buff.ly/1nLoWom

Attraction turns to…

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