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Interview ~ K. D. Grace

Today we’re excited to welcome K. D. Grace to our pages! She’s set her most recent novel in one of my all-time fave places, England’s Lake District, and populated it with ghosts and demons and witches – not to mention steamy erotic scenes.

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Without further ado, here’s K.D.!

Why don’t you start by telling us about yourself (Where are you from? What do you write/do in the publishing world? What do you do when you’re not writing — your “day” job, hobbies, obsessions, etc.?) I live in South England with my husband. I write erotic romance, grow vegetables and walk miles and miles for inspiration.  Wow! I just answered all the questions in one sentence. I love to walk, and I love to grow my own vegetables. My husband and I just got an allotment after three years on the waiting list, so now we have a half an acre to grow vegetables in. So much to grow, so little time. We walk. We walk lots. I walk my stories and find that gardening and walking are the two fastest ways to inspiration. Though ironing works too, it’s not nearly as much fun.

Do you read primarily print books, ebooks, or both?  I read both, but I read more ebooks these days just because I can take more to read with me when I travel, and that saves the dilemma on just what books to take. Also it lightens the load considerably.

Do you own an ereader? Why or why not? If so, what’s on it? Yep, I have a Kindle, and I love it. It’s just so convenient. I love that I can have a whole library with me for less than the weight of one book. I keep whatever erotic novels I have queued up to read. I have several romances by Nora Roberts. I have Flannigan’s Run, I have God’s Behaving Badly, I have Susie Bright’s Big Sex Little Death, I have The Story of O. LOTS of good stuff.

Tell us one thing about yourself people would be surprised to learn. I’m actually a very shy introvert. People laugh at me when I tell them that, but it’s the god’s-honest truth. Since the publication of my first novel, The Initiation of Ms Holly, I’ve had to learn to promote my brand, so I’ve lived outside my comfort zone a good bit of the time. I’m getting more used to being in extroverted situations, but it’s still exhausting.

Tell us about your writing: How long have you been writing? What genre(s) do you write in? What have you written (short stories, novels, etc.)? What works are currently for sale? Where?  I’ve written for as long as I can remember. It’s always been my favourite thing to do. I can’t imagine not doing it. I’ve written in lots of genres, but I’ve published in erotic romance. I fell into it by accident and stayed because I love it. I’ve written lots of short stories, published by Xcite Books, Mischief, Cleis Press, Mammoth Books, Ravenous Romance, Sweetmeats Press and lots of others. I have three novels out now with Xcite Press. Two, The Initiation of Ms Holly and The Pet Shop, are contemporary erotic romance, and my latest novel, Body Temperature and Rising, is the first in a paranormal erotic trilogy set in the Lake District. I’m thrilled with the trilogy, as the Lake District is one of my favourite places on the planet, and a place that really lends itself to ghosts and witches.

I’ve also just released two novellas, Migrations, with Xcite Books’ new Secret Library Series, which I’m really excited about. And my ‘garden porn novella,’ Surrogates, with Mischief Books. I’m really excited about both.  All of my works are available on Amazon and lots of other cool places. I’ll give buy links at the end of the interview.

What made you decide to write? It wasn’t really a decision. I’ve never not written. I can’t imagine not writing. What made me decide to seriously pursue writing as a career, however, was waking up one morning and realizing that really, I wasn’t fit to do anything else. I’d never wanted to do anything else, and I sure as hell wasn’t getting any younger!

What made you chose to write erotic literature in particular? Is there any other genre you’d like to write? And if so, why? As I said, I fell into it sort of by accident. I’ve always been able to write sex scenes easily, so when the now defunct UK magazine, Scarlet, ran their ‘Cliterature’ section, I thought, ‘I can do that,’ so I sent off a story and they published it. From there it was almost like an avalanche of opportunities. I found that I was really good at it and that I really liked it.

I’d like to write fantasy, and romance, both of which I’m working on at the moment.

What do you like most about writing? Least? There are so many things I like about writing. But I think what I love most is that when I’m writing, I’m god. I create worlds, I create characters and I turn them loose and see what happens, and wow! It’s always such a surprise what my characters do, and how they get from the beginning of a story to the end. I love that, as a writer, I’m totally self-entertaining. I’m never bored, and I’m always excited to see what happens next.

What I like least is that I can only write so fast. I’m pretty prolific, but I have so many stories in my head, I’ll have to live to be at least a hundred and fifty to get them all out. But then there are always new ones coming into my mind every day, so bottom line, I hate that so much of what I want to write will never happen cuz I just won’t live that long.

Are you a plotter or a pantser? A bit of both. I always get the idea in my head, go for a long walk and put a very loose chapter by chapter synopsis together, then I just write. If I stray from the synopsis, no biggie. It’s like having a map, but deciding to take the scenic route every once in a while.

Which comes first when you’re starting to write a new story: character, setting, plot, or theme? Plot usually comes first. I usually find myself with some intriguing ‘what if’ Scenario, then I’m off and writing.

Any advice for those who want to write? DON’T GIVE UP! Just write. Keep writing. Write all the time. When you’re not writing, think about writing, dream about writing, scheme about writing. Then keep writing. The hardest bit is getting that first story published, and it’s the people who don’t give up who get published.  All the while you’re writing, you’re honing and polishing your craft, and THAT’S what’ll get you there!

What’s the most useful book on writing you’ve ever read? Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg, gave me the courage just to get the words down on paper. I’d recommend it for courage.  For craft, I’d recommend  Self Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King. It’s by far the best book I’ve ever read on the nuts and bolts of writing. I reread it periodically.

What’s the sexiest feature on a man to you? And on a woman? Why? I like nice pecs — on men AND womenJ I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because it’s such a lovely place to lay one’s head.

What’s your earliest childhood memory?I remember my dad taking me to the playground when I was a very young child and pushing me on the swing. I loved that.

Is there a way for fans and others to contact you?

My Website: http://kdgrace.co.uk/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KDGraceAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/KD_Grace

Tell us about your latest release – we’d love an excerpt, too!

Lakeland Heatwave Book 1:
Body Temperature and Rising

Blurb:

American transplant to the Lake District, MARIE WARREN, didn’t know she could unleash demons and enflesh ghosts until a voyeuristic encounter on the fells ends in sex with the charming ghost, ANDERSON, and night visits from a demon. To help her cope with her embarrassing and dangerous new abilities, Anderson brings her to the ELEMENTALS, a coven of witches who practice rare sex magic that temporarily allows needy ghosts access to the pleasures of the flesh.

DEACON, the demon Marie has unleashed, holds an ancient grudge against TARA STONE, coven high priestess, and will stop at nothing to destroy all she holds dear. Marie and her landlord, the reluctant young farmer, TIM MERIWETHER, are at the top of his list. Marie and Tim must learn to wield coven magic and the numinous power of their lust to stop Deacon’s bloody rampage before the coven is torn apart and more innocent people die.

Excerpt:

The image of a dark figure approaching her through the fog tightened her belly and her nipples, and yet at the same time sent shards of ice down her back. It was a dream, she told herself. Surely it had to be, as she gathered herself to run.

It was a gentle touch of her arm that woke her with a start, and she looked up into the dark eyes of Anderson. ‘Come with me, out of the rain.’ He offered her his hand and helped her to her feet. She was amazed to find that he was still in the black suit, no anorak, no water proofs, no proper walking boots.

‘I lost my compass,’ she said.

‘I’m very sorry to hear that,’ he replied.

Almost before she knew it they were descending. ‘Don’t worry,’ he spoke close to Marie’s ear. ‘I know the fells like I’ve lived here forever.’ Once we get to Grange, Tara will be waiting for us.’

He made no attempt to explain who Tara was, nor did he introduce himself. That was her first clue that he might have been aware of her voyeuristic escapade.

‘We’ll be down before you know it,’ he added, turning his face into the storm.

But they weren’t. The weather worsened to a downpour. Bent double in the wind, Marie was soaked to the skin and shivering by the time Anderson pulled her into a cave that she hadn’t even seen until they were safe inside.

‘We’ll wait it out here,’ he said. He offered her a smile and gestured around the cave. ‘There are lots of caves and quarries around the Lake district. Some are fenced off for the protection of curious tourists, and others, like this one, most people don’t know about.’

‘And your girl friend, won’t she be worried?’

The tolerant smile he offered made her aware of her mistake. ‘Tara knows what I would do in such weather.’ Then he added, ‘Though she’s very dear to me, Tara’s not my girlfriend.’

Before she could say anything he chuckled softly. ‘I know that you saw us together, and there’s no need to apologize. Neither of us was upset that you enjoyed our love making. In fact we rather hoped it would please you. Besides one must certainly expect such encounters when one chooses the middle of a well-traveled path for a rendezvous. Now remove your shirt for me, please.’

When she balked, he added. ‘You’re cold and wet. I only wish to make you more comfortable and prevent you catching your death.’ He had already shed his jacket and handed it to her. She was astonished to find it completely dry. ‘You may wear this.’

More info and buy links: http://kdgrace.co.uk/books/lakeland-heatwave-book-i/

 

Guest Interview: Erotica Author Malia Mallory

Today we welcome erotica author Maria Mallory to our pages!

Why don’t you start by telling us about yourself? Thank you so much for hosting me today! I started self-publishing my writing last year. I’ve been writing on and off for a long time but only got serious recently. In previous careers, I’ve been both a proofreader and a copyeditor and these skills have been very useful. I live in Hawaii with my husband and our cutie dog. I’m hoping that I can make writing my new day job J. I spend my “free” time, such as it is, cooking, reading and watching documentaries.

Do you read primarily print books, ebooks, or both? I have both but I’m buying more ebooks to save space. I am even replacing some of the physical books I have. We have a large number of bursting bookcases in our house and it really helps.

Do you own an ereader? Why or why not? If so, what’s on it? I do! I read on my Kindle, iPad and iPod touch. I was a late adopter but it is a great way to carry many books at one time and it doesn’t take up much space. My husband and I have a huge collection of books and it is nice to cut down.

I have all sorts of things on my ereader. I have cookbooks, writing books, fiction. I’m very enamored with the idea that I can have lots of books without having to find the space for them. It is also nice to have something to read on hand when I get held up, say in a line at the post office.

Tell us about your writing: How long have you been writing? What genre(s) do you write in? What have you written (short stories, novels, etc.)? What works are currently for sale? Where?  I’ve been writing since I was a child but didn’t publish anything until last year. I have many notebooks of partially completed ideas hanging around. I’ve had the idea for working my way through the ABCs thematically for quite a few years. I had opportunity to take some time to do this so I dove in and that is where I started last year.

My blog tour centers around my series called The ABCs of Erotica. So far, I’ve published A is for Anal, B is for Beach, C is for C*ck Ring, D is for Domination and R is for Revenge. A through C are also available as a combined volume.

I have also written a few stand-alone stories including Santa’s Backdoor Baby and Mia’s Cop Craving. I’m working on the sequel for Mia’s Cop Craving as well as a steampunk erotica novella entitled Clockwork Caning.

I’ve also been published in two anthologies, The Big Book of Smut Volume 1 and Plump & Sexy: BBW Erotica Anthology.

My published work is available at most major ebook retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, AllRomance Books, iTunes, Smashwords, Sony, Diesel, Kobo, Bookstrand and Xcite.

What made you chose to write erotic literature in particular? Is there any other genre you’d like to write? And if so, why? I think I started focusing on erotica because I already had some written that I could begin to work with.  I also am interested in mainstream romance, erotic romance and historical romance.

What do you like most about writing? Least? I find it difficult to find the time. I am a terrible procrastinator. I need to be more disciplined about putting aside specific blocks for writing. It is so easy to fritter away time. However, I really enjoy hearing from people that they were entertained by a story I wrote. I also like the feeling of satisfaction I get when a story is complete.

Are you a plotter or a pantser? I’ve written posts about this. I’m a pantser…who is desperately trying to become more of a plotter. I’m hopeful that a little prior planning will help me be more productive during my writing time.

Any advice for those who want to write? Practice, practice, practice and read all you can both about writing and in the genres you are interested in. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Do things professionally. Get edited. Get good covers. Put your work out for beta readers. Present the best possible product you can.

What’s the most useful book on writing you’ve ever read? You know, Stephen King’s book On Writing is quite good. He is very inspirational and had a great deal of terrific advice.

Which is your most popular work in terms of sales? Critical acclaim? Which is your favorite book you’ve written and why? I think the bestselling book thus far has been Santa’s Backdoor Baby followed pretty closely by Mia’s Cop Craving. They are almost neck and neck. I was very fortunate that I received some nice reviews for both of those.

Is there a way for fans and others to contact you?

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/@MaliaMallory

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/MaliaMallory

Blog – http://abcsoferotica.wordpress.com/

Web Page – http://www.maliamallory.com

Tell us about your latest release – we’d love an excerpt, too!

My most recent release is The ABCs of Erotica – R is for Revenge. This is available as a stand-alone title and it is also part of the Plump & Sexy: BBW Erotica Anthology. It was originally entitled R is for Rubenesque but beta readers commented that the theme was much more focused on the revenge aspect and they were right so I changed it.

The story is about a woman who is working as an assistant to a very difficult boss. Eventually she cannot take it anymore and quits. Luckily she lands another position immediately but winds up in the arms of her new boss. He offers her the chance to get back at Victoria (her former boss) and she can’t resist.

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EXCERPT  – The ABCs of Erotica – R is for Revenge

He gave Victoria a questioning look. “Well?”

Her face was flushed, and her eyes bright. She simply nodded

“Put your hands together over your head.”

Victoria stepped underneath the hanging ends of the scarf. She crossed her wrists and lifted her arms over her head. Michael wrapped the silken scarf around her wrists and tied them in place. He returned to the drawer and fished out a black eye mask and then returned and tugged it in place over her eyes.

“How do you feel?”

“Excited … Michael, what are you going to do?”

“I’m not sure yet. I guess you’ll have to find out.” He waved his hands around her eyes testing the eye mask. When he was satisfied that Victoria couldn’t see, he crossed to the closet and opened the door quietly. He motioned Grace to come out, but he held a finger to his lips. Grace slipped off her shoes and tiptoed across the room.

Michael returned to Victoria. “You look a little warm. I think you have too many clothes on.” He moved behind her and grasped the waistband of her skirt. He undid the button and lowered the zipper. As it fell to her feet, Victoria’s matching red panties were revealed. Grace moved behind her and could see they were not just panties, but a thong, and Victoria’s ass was exposed.

“My, my, those panties show off your ass. It looks so inviting.” Michael laughed and removed the ping pong paddle from the drawer. He pressed the nubbed rubber face of the paddle against Victoria’s ass. “How does that feel?”

Victoria only gasped in response.

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Malia Mallory is the author of The ABCs of Erotica series, which includes so far A is for Anal, B is for Beach, C is for C*ck Ring D is for Domination, and now, R is for Revenge. The ABCs of Erotica covers the erotic spectrum from BDSM to ménage and everything in between. More releases in the series are on the way. She has also released Mia’s Cop Craving and Santa’s Backdoor Baby. She has hit the bestselling erotica lists at both Amazon and iTunes. Her books are available in electronic format at major retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and AllRomance Books.

For a free copy of B is for Beach from The ABCs of Erotica, head to her website and sign up for the newsletter at http://www.maliamallory.com/Join_My_Mailing_List.php.

 

Join Us for a Four-Way…Conversation

Today we welcome Brenda Woody and Steve Tindle – another couple, like us, writing erotica and erotic romance together. We thought a four-way would be a treat – conversation, that is! We settled into our virtual living room, being hosted at both our blogs today, to share this adventure of writing the sex we love to read with you, our readers – and we have a double give-away today! Readers who comment on Brenda and Steve’s Blog will be entered in a drawing for our newest release, Pushing the Limits, and readers who comment here at our blog, in a drawing for Brenda and Steve’s latest, Rainie’s Lake (a yummy erotic tale with paranormal features, I loved this book!). CONTEST RUNS THROUGH MIDNIGHT EST SUNDAY 1/29.

What is the most exciting thing, for you, about writing this genre as a couple?

Brenda: Hi Adri Ana, love your site and its comfy here! *settling on the sofa beside Steve, places her hand on his thigh* The open communication we have! We ask each other questions that other couples wouldn’t dare ask. Writing with Steve is awesome and the research is well……very good. *winks*

Steve: *placing his arm around Brenda’s neck* Communication is the key but writing with Brenda is a dream job. I’ve learned a lot from her by being able to discuss sexual things other men only wonder about. The wish-bone questions that if they ask their lovers, could take them into a new direction in the relationship.

Ana: Hi back atcha, and thanks for joining us in this four-way… *grins* conversation! Typically, romance is written by women, for women. However, about twenty percent of the readership of romance is men, and I’m guessing that percentage is higher in the more sexually explicit end of the romance spectrum. I also suspect a lot of women who read romance wish their partners could get interested in it and join them – in much the same ways many couples use explicit videos together.  Adri and I got excited about writing as a couple, for couples, offering a little something for everyone. We highly recommend that couples read our books together, and for me, that’s exciting. Well, and we love the research, too.

Adri: What will the characters demand of us next?  That’s the question that often drives the plotting, the writing, even the editing.  The excitement boils over in the process of getting stories on the page until we all – the writers and the characters – agree that we’ve got it down the best that we can.  We are often awakened in the night with a new plot twist that a heroine won’t let us ignore.  Or an imposing hero has taken umbrage with how his role is shortchanged.  The excitement is definitely in the process.  Hopefully some of that excitement seeps through the  narrative and into the dialogue and action.

How did you get started writing together? 

Steve: Brenda and I had classes together in high school. When our 30th reunion was getting close, we both were looking for old friends. Brenda found me on MySpace but I didn’t include my last name, just that I went to Bradwell. She asked me which Steve I was and I asked “How many Steves do you know?” She started naming all the Steves she knew but not me. I told her I was in the band and she knew exactly who I was. That was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. As we emailed back and forth, cell numbers were exchanged and we found ourselves talking several times a day. I asked Brenda what was on her ‘Bucket List’ because the movie was out at the time. We learned we both had written poems and wanted to be published.

Adri: We’d done a lot of writing together in over our careers, both critiquing each other’s work and co-authoring, so when we got around to writing fiction we already had a fair amount of experience with trying to put thoughts down on paper as a team.

Ana: Well, and much like Brenda and Steve, each of us had harbored dreams of writing fiction since at least our teen years.  About ten years ago we had some serious “what do we want the rest of our lives to look like” discussions and this was one dream we decided to commit to.  We started plotting and drafting our first novel (which has never been published and probably never should be), I shopped it at my first RWA meeting, we took workshops together, kept submitting and honing our skills, and finally in 2006 our first erotic romance was published.

What made you decide erotica/erotic romance was what you wanted to write? 

Brenda: I had written a story, just a few pages, back in 2004 hoping to submit to Harlequin or a romance pub house. I really didn’t think the story would be good enough to publish, so I set it aside. When Steve and I reconnected, we discussed our ‘Bucket List’. Mine was to be published. I mentioned the story, he asked me to email it to him and from there “Best Lover in Town” was born.

Steve: After I read Brenda’s story, I asked her what she thought about making it erotic. After researching to see if there was a market for erotica, she agreed. We used this opportunity to discuss all of our fantasies, likes and dislikes as we wrote “Best Lover in Town”. This allowed us to reconnect and learn about each other. We wrote BLT apart from each other by connecting our computers, Brenda was in Portland, OR and I was in Dallas, TX. The final chapter was written together on the road when I moved her to Dallas.

Adri: When agents and editors assessed some of our early non-erotic fiction manuscripts, we consistently received very positive feedback about our love scenes and our ability to write sexual tension.  Then one asked, “have you considered writing erotic romance?”  We hadn’t.  But the question spurred us on to ask, “why not?”  And so we embarked on an even more amazing writing journey.

Ana: Another clue we were on the right track was the realization, for each of us, that our erotic scenes turned us on. We always read all our scenes out loud as we progress through drafting each of our books, and if the scene doesn’t succeed, we know we have to go back to the drawing board (or, perhaps, the choreography *grins*).

What do you hope readers take away from your books?

Brenda: I hope readers will be able to share with their significant other the secret fantasies they crave to try.  Our books are very sexual and we don’t hold back on anything under the sheets, in the kitchen or in the shower!

Steve: We write as a couple with both the male and female point of view. This gives the reader a realistic insight to what is happening. Even as a writer, I’m learning how a woman thinks and what she feels. I hope the reader will learn from all the exhausting research we do.  *wink*

Adri: We hope readers – individuals, couples, and more-somes – will be affirmed and inspired, perhaps giving themselves permission to dream fantasies that they thought were verboten, or giving themselves permission to try something different, to experiment, to risk to spice up their sexual journey/s.  Our characters often do that for us.  When we assume we are writing their stories they tend to remind us sometimes rather sharply that we are but the scribes writing the stories they wish to share with us.  There have been many moments when our characters take us down paths that we remain uncertain about following.  Usually they prove to be trustworthy and true, and we benefit from their adventuresome natures.  We sincerely hope our readers also reap those benefits.

Ana: Couldn’t have said it better. Our characters have a great time and get very inventive in their sex lives – we want our readers to come along for the ride and have a good time, alone or together. Above all we hope readers are inspired to enjoy their own sexuality across their entire life span. We surely intend to!

Who do you consider your target audience to be?

Brenda: Hard question. I see more 30 yrs of age and over purchasing our books.

Steve: I thought our sells would have been more females, but the numbers have been about equal. We have sold several books to men who gave them to their girlfriends or wives.

Adri Women and men of legal age who find reading about the sexually adventurous to be entertaining.  We seldom write pure erotica, so we write for an audience that enjoys sexually explicit romance.  While our characters often have to deal with real life challenges and tragedies, we write happy endings—or at least endings suggest the characters will work out satisfying endings, whether we are watching or not.  Within this broad audience of people curious about the sexually adventurous, we do single out at times older heroes and heroines as our “boomer” characters meet the challenge of nurturing and maintaining sexual lives throughout the lifespan.  More and more, research and anecdotal evidence suggests that while sexual practices may have to adapt to the inevitable changes of aging, they do not need to be tucked away in a closet of memories, but can continue to be embraced and acted out in many rewarding and uplifting ways.  Therefore, our characters offer the hope of sexually fulfilling lives at whatever age.

Ana ‘Nuff said.

Has (or, how has) writing this genre together impacted your relationship with each other?

Brenda: Besides being able to talk about everything, we are very close. So close, we don’t like to be apart for very long. Steve’s my best friend.

Steve: That’s why we write together; eight hours away at a job is too hard for us. When we did work at separate jobs, we talked on the phone during all our breaks. We also complete each other’s thoughts in everyday conversations and when writing. Since we write erotica, we always have sexual conversations. This keeps our relationship in tune and interesting as we research all desires many couples keep secret.

Ana: We had to get comfortable with challenging each other and taking honest critique in ways most of the rest of our marriage hasn’t required. Coordinating and agreeing, not just on the syntax and writing style, but on how a scene unfolds, what a character might be experiencing, which words to best convey it to the reader – it can easily be a tussle, not for the weak at heart.  On the up side? Writing erotic romance together has directly fed our relationship, deepened our bond and spiced up our own love life. Sometimes our characters come up with things we’ve never thought of trying – never mind whether we do everything our characters do; even the fantasies are definitely worth it.

Adri:  There is little doubt that our relationship, sexual and otherwise, is more robust given that as writers we must live and breathe what we write.  That doesn’t mean we’ve tried everything our characters find themselves doing.  But at the very least it means they continue to stretch our imaginations!   We’ve had the fun and good fortune of visiting many places around the globe that spawn plots and twists and enticing characters—at least, enticing for us.  For example, we often say and almost expect Meghan from the Meghan’s Playhouse series to pop in and surprise us one of these days for a weekend romp.

What special qualities do you believe you offer readers because you are writing as a couple?

Brenda: I think our readers/fans see our happy relationship in the comments and post we do on FB and blogger. That we are real, very down to earth and caring of others and each other.

Steve: Brenda and I are each other’s biggest fan. We can discuss anything openly without fear of being put down. I hope the reader can learn from us as a team to please their significant other by seeing both points of view.

Adri: We hope we offer experiences that both halves of a couple can identify with and fantasize about.

Ana:  What he said. We hope we’re able to reach inside both genders to write realistic characters, and that we’re able to plumb the depths of real relationships.

Do you have any advice for other couples who’d like to write this genre together?

Steve: Ask questions to each other and answer honestly to get their point of view. When Brenda and I first started writing there were several times when we said, “A man/woman wouldn’t say that, or feel that way”. By talking it out thoroughly, we’ve learned more and more. Don’t be afraid of deep, open talks with each other. What you’ll learn will make you a better writer, lover, and friend.

Ana: It’s pretty crazy and fraught with danger – don’t go there unless your relationship is really solid.

Adri: I’m not sure I see it as so dangerous—but I definitely agree if your relationship isn’t solid, don’t go there.  Once you begin to seriously write erotic romance together it will never be just the two of you again.  A new heroine, a new hero won’t let you rest until you at least begin to tell their story.  They will share your lives completely.

Ana: I can’t resist adding – the extra (fictional) bedfellows sure make life interesting! To clarify, though – the danger I meant was the risk of relationship conflict that might arise from having to challenge each other’s creative products in order to make the combined product even better. What’s fascinating is how frequently it’s the characters who fuel the conflict, and who then resolve it, if we listen to them.

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Brenda & Steve: Thanks Adri Ana for having us on your blog. It’s been very fun chatting with another couple who writes together. We’d like to let the readers know about our fifth release, Rainie’s Lake.

Blurb –

Taking a long overdue vacation, Art Instructor Dylan Bishop is eager to start his trip to the cabin in the mountains. When he saw the photo online with the rental ad, he knew this was his destination. Being drawn to the lake nestled behind the cabin with a private dock, Dylan hopes to regain his inspiration to paint.

His vacation takes an erotic turn when he meets Rainie Marks on a foggy morning by the dock. She is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. However, there is sadness and a mystery about her. Finding his inspiration, he sketches her one evening and unable to resist the passion that has sparked between them, Rainie and Dylan share a sensual night together.

When Rainie tells him the truth about her past and the lake, the mystery she hides unfolds. The key to everything is the lake. Will Dylan be able to help her put the past to rest?

Readers, you can read a free sample here – http://www.freado.com/book/11871/rainies-lake

Purchase links –

All Romance http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-rainie039slake-672449-144.html

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Rainies-Lake-ebook/dp/B006YG7KH0/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327379192&sr=1-1

Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/123476

Erotic Escapes Ebook http://www.eroticescapesebooks.com/catalog/Rainies_Lake.html

BRENDA AND STEVE ON THE WEB:

Blog http://brenda-steve.blogspot.com/

Web site http://brendawoodyandstevetindle.webs.com/

Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/brendaandsteve

Amazon Author page http://www.amazon.com/Brenda-Woody/e/B0058AQHHC/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1324856083&sr=1-1

Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/brendaandsteve

ARe Author page http://www.allromanceebooks.com/storeSearch.html?searchBy=author&qString=Brenda+Woody+and+Steve+Tindle

Smashwords Author page http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/brendaandsteve

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Adri Ana Thank YOU so much for joining us for this conversation and hosting us at your blog today! We’re sure hoping for more four-ways like this one – it’s just exciting to be connecting with another couple who thinks the way we do about exploring and sharing what keeps us sexually alive through writing erotica/erotic romance!

Pushing the Limits, Book Eight in our Swinging Games series, was just released at Extasy Books and is also available at Amazon.

We started writing the series about three years ago because we were fascinated by the Swing Lifestyle and thought it would be a fun device to deliver a wide range of ménage and other hot sex scenes for our readers. We created our lead characters – a Baby Boomer couple whose kids are grown. Brett and Jen Andrews have decided to try swinging to spice up their sex life, and because Jen has newly realized she’s bisexual. Here’s the blurb for their latest adventure:

BLURB: Their new Unicorn Sarah Creston may be out of town, but that doesn’t stop Jen and Brett Andrews from burning up the wires with some scorching three-way phone sex. While they’re waiting for Sarah, Ryan eagerly pursues Brett for some hot male action, followed by a house party that challenges Jen and Brett’s stereotypes. Sarah finally arrives, exhausted and drained from weeks spent helping her aging parents. Jen and Brett provide total tender care for three days—but when Jen invites Sarah to move in for the whole summer, Brett asks himself, is there a limit?

Here’s a link to an excerpt: http://adrianakraft.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/weekend-dirty-dozen-pushing-the-limits/

Other places to find us:

FaceBook http://www.facebook.com/people/Adriana-Kraft/100001944980679

Twitter http://twitter.com/AdrianaKraft

GoodReads http://www.goodreads.com/author/list/1578571.Adriana_Kraft

Midnight Seductions http://midnightseductionsauthors.blogspot.com/

Sapphic Planet: http://www.sapphicplanet.com

Newsletter http://groups.yahoo.com/group/adrianakraftnewsletter/

Adriana’s Author Pages at Amazon.com and All Romance Ebooks

DON’T FORGET!

Comment HERE to enter for a copy of Rainie’s Lake,

and comment at Brenda and Steve’s Blog today to enter for a copy of Pushing the Limits!

 
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