My Interview With AUTHOR ARDENT ROSE!

MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR ARDENT ROSE!

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What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?

My pen name is Ardent Rose, but my friends call me Rose. I write in several genres but mostly romantic erotica.

Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?

Wild Horses is a love story about a woman who finds herself on the side of the road with a flat in the middle of nowhere. Olivia is a city girl and before she can go toward town in her heels and dress her knight drives up in a truck. Garrett is a horse rancher who rescues her. They strike up a friendship which leads to much more.  

I have a friend of mine loves horses and he encouraged me to write what he called ‘our story’. A pure work of fiction, I started out with Olivia and Garrett and horses and they wrote the rest. It only takes me the spark of a thought and I am off and writing. Usually all I need is an opening paragraph.

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How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?

I have read hundreds of romance novels, not to mention I am a romantic at heart. I love happy endings and being able to show the growing love between characters.

What kind of research did you do for this book?

I researched horses and geography at first. I was having a tough time with locations, so I decided on making up my own and ran with it. Then I imagined the old west with modern amenities and Tomitown was born. Doesn’t hurt I am a huge western fan, I watch The Virginian nightly (crush on James Drury) and weekends are filled with John Wayne.

Can you tell me about your Series?

I am currently writing the sequel, titles Rope the Wind. In the first book, the villain threatened revenge. My readers are crying for more Olivia and Garrett, so I have brought back Sarah and Erik, who will be book three. These four characters will solve the problem of a contaminated water source and Phillip with exact revenge on Olivia for her betrayal. Garrett and Olivia will continue their Dom/sub relationship and wildfires will threaten the area and The Double T ranch, Garrett’s horse ranch. In the third book, I will explore more of Sarah and Erik’s relationship… TBA

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Do you have a favorite book out of this series?

Not yet…lol

Where did you get the inspiration/idea for your series?

My readers want more, I looked at the story and saw the next book to be one of revenge and intrigue…

What kind of research did you do for this book?

I took a closer study of horses and poison and of course water contamination.

Was it always meant to become a series?

No, it started out to be a standalone.

What’s a typical working day like for you?

I try to tackle social media in the mornings. Afternoons are spent writing and some evenings as well. IF, I am not writing I try to read. Since joining Bella Tulip, I feel I should help my fellow authors by reading ARCs and writing reviews for them.

When and where do you write?

We live in a two-bedroom apartment and I am lucky to be able to have the second bedroom as my office. I just this last weekend reset my office. I have been recovering from foot surgery and my workspace had become a mess, for accommodating my needs. It is all organized and I have one side of the room with my writing desk and across the room is my swag/jewelry desk.

Do you set a daily writing goal?

I try to write at least 2500 words per day. Monday thru Friday I write and the weekends are for catching up on swag and my reading.

Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?

My next release from Smoke and Mirrors, INK is Ian’s Story: The Immortal Clan Keith It is a paranormal erotic story that started out on my WordPress Blog as The Tapestry. It is the story of an Immortal highlander, Ian Keith, and how he found his bonded mate. Along the way, we meet ogres and trolls and a powerful witch. This book is ready for pre-order and will be released on June 17th.

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How important are character names to you in your books?

Extremely, I believe names help us with the vision of that character. Some names are funny- like Harry or George. Others show strength like Nick or Max or Ian. Women’s names evoke feelings as well, Patricia or Katherine I think well-bred or intelligent. You may hear Cami or Lily and think more delicate or petite female. Just my opinion, I don’t judge others by their names except in books. LOL

Is there a special meaning to any of the names?

Ian Keith was the name of the overseers of Dunnotar’s Castle in Scotland. I also try to match names with the origin of the area I am writing about. I keep a list names when I hear neat ones on television or see one. I use baby name sites to find meanings quite often.

Where do your ideas come from?

Lyrics of songs, photos, conversations with others, dreams. Places I would like to visit. Most of my writing to date has a special person attached to them.

What is the hardest part of writing for you?

Until recently, editing. Since I have had surgery, it is finding a routine and balancing between promotion and writing. I have a wonderful PA, Shanna Blanton and a street team Rose’s Petals that do a marvelous job of promoting me, but it still takes time to make teasers and do takeovers.

What do you think of book trailers?

I absolutely love book trailers, but I don’t have any. I am used to doing everything myself and yet to learn that trick.
Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?

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What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?

As an author writing the first book and self-publishing, that takes courage.

What’s the best thing about being an author?

To be the creator of your own stories, the world’s and characters are limitless. Stretching and challenging my mind to see things differently.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

As a best-selling author, of course.

Have you always liked to write?

Yes, language and English were my favorite subjects in school. The love for research and hearing your opinion heard has always been part of my life. Poetry has also been a catalyst in many things I have written over the years.

What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Don’t stop writing and find an editor who will not only help you but will give you honest feedback on the do’s and don’ts of your work. We only learn by our mistakes if we know what they are.

If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?

Designing jewelry and crafts, my second love in my hobby world.

Do you read reviews of your book(s)?

Yes, I try to read them.

Do you respond to them, good or bad?

I have only responded to a few. I do try to share my gratitude by posting on Facebook, when available.

How do you deal with the bad?

Chalk it up as a critique and try not to take it personally. One time I asked a blog for a review, they gave me three stars and the remark referred to my work as not their kind of book, but if you like sex it is for you… That may have been the best review, but they knew what they were getting before I sent it out. Another time it was formatting errors. I re-edited it and resent it. It was a first effort book.

What are you working on now?

I am currently writing the sequel to Wild Horses, Rope the Wind.

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Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?

Excerpt from Rope the Wind …
Garrett stepped up behind Olivia and kissed her ear. “Ready to lead her out, babe?”
She took the reins and stepped slowly forward. Shimmer didn’t hesitate, followed her right into the trailer. Garrett secured her and took the moment to touch his woman. He pulled her into his arms and pressed his body into hers. “The sight of you with that pony makes me crave your touch.”
She nuzzled her nose into his beard. “Is that so, Bear?” He wiggled his hardness against her tummy for proof. “Then I will just have to ride her naked one day.”

Excerpt #2 from Rope the Wind
She grinned from his praise. “Take your place on the bed, face down for your training.” He experimented with various size butt plugs in preparation for anal sex. Olivia silently lay her torso on the bed and spread her feet wide. Garrett chose a medium size plug. He dripped lube all around her perfect flower, and rubbed before placing a finger inside. She gasped but didn’t move. “You may speak my love. Does it feel good?”
“Yes Master, exquisite.” She purred.
He bent down and kissed each cheek. He inserted the prepared plug. She whimpered momentarily. “Are you ok?”
“Fine Master, just adjusting.” Her shoulders relaxed, he knew she was ready for the next step. With both hands, he rubbed her ass cheeks and massaged them and just as suddenly smacked her and swiped down her slit. Her body jolted and she mewled with pleasure. “Again, please Master. I need more.”

Excerpt #3 from Rope the Wind

Garrett entered the living room, Olivia lay on the floor in front of the fire. “Hey darlin’ how was your day?” He drawled in his sweetest voice. He rounded the couch and slid down next to her. Olivia curled into his lap and kissed him.
“I saw something today that shook me, but how can it be?” Her voice sounded far away, but she couldn’t rid herself of the feeling she had seen Phillip in town.
Garrett wrapped his arms around her and stroked her hair. “What has you so upset?”
She recounted her afternoon with Peter and when he left what she thought she saw.
She lifted her head. “It was surreal like a dream. I tried to brush it off as excitement, but I don’t know.” Her body shivered. He poked the fire to make it spark, but he knew she wasn’t cold, just frightened.

Why did you choose to write in your genre?

If you write in more than one, how do you balance them?

Where did your love of books come from?

My mother has always read trashy romance novels, Harlequin Romance was the norm for her habit. My best friend in high school got me hooked on Phyllis Whitney.

Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?

When I was growing up I read lots of YA romance. Then when I started reading again I began like many with The Hunger Games, then I went to FSOG and I confess I have read them 9x… But then I found the vampires, JR Ward, Lara Adrian, Gena Showalters, Kresley Cole. My love for highlanders comes from Karen Marie Moning.

Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite and why?

Stefan Calinescue from Romania with Love, I worked hard on that book. I researched Romania and Cluj-Napoca traditions and culture. I wanted this book to be perfect, a friend of mine is the sexy muse and he is Romanian and lives in Cluj.

Where can readers go to discover more about you and your books?
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/theardentrose
https://www.facebook.com/groups/crazy4rose
Twitter @roseardent
Blog spot
https://roseardent.wordpress.com
Amazon
https://Amazon.com/author/roseardent
Goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15242930.Ardent_Rose
Smoke and Mirrors INK
https://www.smokeandmirrorsink.com

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

When I begin, I am energized, but by the time the day wears on I can tell when it’s time to refuel and rest my brain.

What is your writing Kryptonite?

Interruptions, until I became a published author, although I have been writing for two years, my time was not taken seriously. My time now is better respected.

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

Originality is what I strive for. I am always looking for a unique situation that maybe hasn’t been written to death about.

What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?

I cannot possibly list them all, but their love and encouragement means the world to me.
Raven Moon is a big fan, Angel Rose is another one. Patrick Khayler my strongest author supporter.
Reed James is truly a gift to me, he reads and reviews and is honest with me. Ashlee Shades, Emily Foxx, Nikki Belaire, Gabriella Messina, Amber Joi Scott, the list gets longer. I read their books and find myself setting higher goals, to just have my name mentioned in their presence. My greatest love is when an author, who I love, reads my work and loves it.

If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?

Lost in Translation

What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview?

I was recently asked, paraphrasing of course, can you be a lady (southern belle) and write naughty stories?

How would you answer that question?

I believe with the right words and voice or tone in your writing it can be achieved. I am not aggressively suggestive, I use the romantic feelings to offset the action and yet the outcome is not vulgar or offensive.

 

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Patricia Callahan finds the man of her dreams woven in the threads of a tapestry in
Scotland. She soon meets Ian Keith and discovers many things about herself, including being fae. Her destiny is in the arms of Ian but obstacles and ogres want to stop her from her happily ever after. Once she becomes an official member of Clan Keith, she is under the protection of the Immortal Clan and they will do anything to keep her safe.

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Nikki Saunders goes out on the town with her girlfriends. She never expected to meet the love of her life John Doucet the lead singer of Night Thunder. John had no idea his past would stir up an old voodoo curse that may keep him from Nikki. From the swamps of Louisiana to the glamour of Vegas, will true love conquer all or voodoo magic destroy everything?

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My Interview with AUTHOR CHELSI DAVIS!!

MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR CHELSI DAVIS!!

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What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?

My name is Chelsi Davis. I consider my books to be thriller/suspense.

Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?

I walked into my house one day, and had this mini freak out session that stuff had been moved. Just little things. I still don’t know if it happened or I was just running on no sleep, but I thought; ‘what if things were being moved? What if someone came into my house and I didn’t know?’ I literally built the entire story from there.

How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?

I wrote what I would love to read. I love reading and the majority of what I read is crime, thriller, suspense, and horror.

What kind of research did you do for this book?

Not a lot. Just some research on names of small towns, and signs of domestic violence.

 

What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?

I work a full time job, as well as having 3 boys and 2 step daughters that also live with us full time. I write when everyone is asleep. It’s the only time it’s quiet enough to hear my thoughts. I usually write in my living room because it’s away from all the bedrooms. I try to set a goal, but it doesn’t always work.

Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?

I am working on another book, but I haven’t titled it yet.

How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?

I am weird about names. I struggle with names about as long as I did naming my children!

Where do your ideas come from?

Sometimes they come from discussions with other authors/friends. Other times they come out of nowhere.

What is the hardest part of writing for you?

Staying focused

What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?

I think they are an amazing marketing tool! I do not have a book trailer because I am not that talented! haha

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What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?

Completing my book. I never thought it would get finished, and then when it did I never thought it would get published. Now that all those things are done, I am so thankful and happy I stuck with it and kept writing.

What’s the best thing about being an author?

Connecting with other authors and readers. The book community is an amazing thing.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Hopefully, still writing! Somewhere warmer than Ohio.

Have you always liked to write?

Yes. I have loved everything book related since I can remember.

What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Don’t give up. Set a goal, stick it out. Get it all out on paper, then worry about edits, changes, etc. I was given amazing advice throughout my entire process, so anything I could do to help someone I would!

If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?

I love anything pertaining to Psychology so something in that field, or social work.

Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?

I do. I can’t help it. I don’t respond to the negative because I wouldn’t want to upset someone, but everyone is entitled to their opinion. There have been books that I haven’t liked, or even been able to finish so I get not liking a book. Not everyone is going to like my stuff.

What is your least favourite part of the writing / publishing process?

WAITING! I am the world’s most impatient person. Waiting to finish the book, waiting to submit until I edit, waiting on answers after I have submitted to publishers, waiting on the entire process consumes me.

What are you working on now?

My 2nd book.

Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?

SURE.


I had a need. A need to not worry about him doing this to me again. Sadly, I allowed it. A couple years later, when he had ‘grown up’ and that time—my stages of grief ended at anger. I didn’t allow myself to get any further than that, and I never would again. That’s where this business venture started. Who wouldn’t want to watch the person that broke them down, and made them cry, suffer a little? I operate strictly by word of mouth and my services range from investigations, to revenge. I have been in business just shy of eleven years, and just a couple years ago my best friend joined me. Is what we do wrong? Sure, in the eyes of the law, we’re in the wrong. But who decided guys (and sometimes women) could go around destroying other human beings? Why isn’t that illegal too? Besides, it’s only illegal if we get caught, right?

 

What Genre do you write? If you write in more than one, how do you balance them?

I chose to write what I would want to read. I think it makes it easier to write when it’s something I am interested in.

Where did your love of books come from?

I have no idea, but I am thankful for it!

Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?

Oh man, I have a TON and I am going to feel bad if I leave anyone out. Favorite books right now are Whispers and the Roars by K. Webster, Shatter Me by Alex Grayson, literally every word written by Tarryn Fisher and Colleen Hoover is a favorite. Have You Seen This Girl by Carissa Lynch, and Like Ashes We Scatter by Bradon Nave.

Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite and why?

Lexi in Domestic Disturbance. She is strong, and fierce, and independent.  

Where can readers go to discover more about you and your books?

I am online!
https://www.facebook.com/authorchelsidavis/
also on twitter and Instagram

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Does writing energize or exhaust you?

Both! If I am completely emerged in what I am writing, and I do it for a long period of time without taking a break, it will wear me down quick.

What is your writing Kryptonite?

Dr. Pepper and Investigation Discovery

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

Original. I am obsessed with trying to do something that has never been done.

What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?

I have so many ‘author friends’ that I truly adore. I have built connections and learned so much from them!

If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?

‘What am I doing?’

 

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THE ENCHANTRESS by R.L. Weeks!!!

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Book Synopsis:
~ Before Beauty and the Beast ~
An erotic Novella by R. L. Weeks from the award-winning series
Can be read as a standalone

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Felicity is on route to Beau to marry the duke.
However, when she arrives, Alistair, the prince and heir to the throne, catches her eye. His late night disappearances and roguish attitude send Felicity down a mysterious and strange path.
When her best friend, the beautiful Anne, comes to town, everything takes a strange turn.
Felicity must decide between love or power – before it’s too late.

The beggar who cursed the beast had a bigger story than anyone could have imagined.

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Author Bio:
R. l. Weeks lives in Bradworthy, a small, charming village in North Devon. When she’s not writing, she’s designing covers, shopping, or reading.
She writes paranormal and historical erotica’s with K. L. Roth.
Her Haunting Fairytales Series, published by Vamptasy, was voted Best Fairytale Books 2016 by Reality Bites Magazine.

Author Links:
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Cover Reveal of BLOOD CURSE :Episode 1 by D.S. Wright!!!!

Coming May 23
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Title: Blood Curse
Series: Blood
Author: D.S. Wrights
Genre: Thriller/Erotica, Dark/Suspense
Release Date: May 19th, 2017
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“My name is Charlotte O’Callaghan and I am a serial killer.”
“My name is Detective Matthew Craig and I am hunting a serial killer no one else believes exists.”
They call her the poor cursed princess. He is one of the police force’s finest.
When upper class daughter Charlotte O’Callaghan loses her parents to a hit and run at the age of 15, she feels as if she died along with them, until one accident on the evening to her 16th birthday and a freak coincidence on the night of her parents’ death anniversary changes everything.
Matthew Craig has connected seventeen deaths to each other by nothing more than the date and time of death. No one believes that these violent deaths have been executed by one person, because other than the date and time of death and them being unsolved homicides, there are no similarities. That and the hit-and-run he feels where everything started.
It is his investigation into that hit-and-run that has Charlotte and Matthew crossing paths and that changes everything.
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AUTHOR BIO
D.S. Wrights was born and raised mostly in Germany.
She speaks three languages fluently: English, German and Dutch.
Her name is a pen name and she describes writing as her passion and calling.
Two short stories were published during high school, one as a school project and one in a regional newsletter.
Later she worked at a publishing house where she earned insight into the work, process and production of publishing books.
In the last few years she has published several fan fictions to which the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
The Beast And Me is her first published novel.
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My Interview with TRESSA RABBIT!!

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MY INTERVIEW WITH TRESSA RABBIT!

What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?

Tressa Rabbit

Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?

The first book in my Daddy and Me Series is called Little Miss Tress: Diary of a Submissive Switch. I decided to write it because I was tired of the same BDSM novels over and over. I think this one is more realistic as it captures the flips and turns that healthy, consensual power exchange relationships can take.

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How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?

I love writing about people and people’s unique experiences. I write in all genres and thought it would be fun to give erotica a shot too. For me, writing about sexuality is as natural as writing about other topics.

What kind of research did you do for this book?

I taught a class on human sexuality. During that time, I heard about many alternative relationships, including the BDSM dynamic of Daddy Dom/little girl (DD/lg). I wanted to learn more and started talking to people in the lifestyle.

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Can you tell me about your Series?

Daddy And Me is a series about a submissive named Tressa. She is trying to find out who she is sexually. She begins her journey trying to be a dominatrix. A quirky, lovable character, she quickly learns she’s not cut out to the the alpha in a relationship and begins her quest to find her “forever Daddy,” the guy who can meet all her needs. This, like in life, isn’t as easy as it seems. She’ll try anything once and often finds herself rethinking things.

Do you have a favorite book out of this series?

I’m currently writing Pop Rocks, the second book in the series, which is a lot of fun. I enjoy it because it’s filled with laughs and funny moments.

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Where did you get the inspiration/idea for your series?

I know a lot about general BDSM culture/lifestyles from my own experiences but was curious to know more about the DD/lg dynamic. I went to find books on this topic and found that there weren’t many fictionalized stories of this kind of relationship. I figured I should write it myself! (This is also how I came up with the tagline ‘No, Princess, Daddy’s not going to read you a story tonight. You are going to write one.’)

What is the hardest part of writing for you?

I have so many ideas that it’s hard to get them all down on paper. It’s also hard to just be in the moment in my relationships. I’m always thinking “I need to write this down” because Tressa “always kisses and tells.”

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What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?

I do. It’s the pinned post on my page http://www.facebook.com/LittleMissTress

What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Be brave. Write all the words. Experiment. What’s the worst that can happen?

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Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?

I wish I could start with today. It would be like purple unicorns, a massive glitter bomb; complete with confetti, or—even better—a playdate in an outside blanket fort with Daddy that lasted for 72 hours. Instead, I have to start closer to the beginning. You need to understand how I got here. It gets a little complicated. I promise, if you bear with me, it will all make sense. It will explain how I wound up with the words “Daddy’s Girl” tattooed on my ass; which is currently covered in a combination of whipped cream and caramel fudge. If you could see me, you’d know I was laying on Daddy’s bed with my legs tied by pink shackles to a spreader board. I’m lying on my stomach, typing this; wishing he would hurry up. But Daddy never does anything fast enough. He tells me to be patient. I’m horrible at patient, as you can probably guess.
If you know anything about littles, you may be wondering if this is a punishment or a reward. I think Daddy would call it a funishment, me waiting for him like this. But it feels like it’s been hours. I might as well start typing, from the beginning—parts of it anyway. At least it will take my mind off the whipped cream melting between my cheeks and the fact that I can already tell Daddy burnt the grilled cheese. Again.
Do you remember the story I shared about Olive- Juice? The time that Master took me to a restaurant and made me eat an entire meal without utensils? Let’s start there. It will help you understand why Daddy is so special to me, before I introduce you to him and continue with our story. Master, bless his soul, never said he loved me. After ten years together and that night in the fancy restaurant where I never did get a drink, the closest he got was “Olive- Juice.” When you say it, your lips look like they’re saying “I love you.” I still don’t know if I loved him. I think I loved what he did for me. I can’t imagine he loves me now, wherever he is. I’m the girl who convinced him to take out the bikes. I called him old. I told him to dust them off and ride. Master fought me, but finally agreed. He said it was too dangerous. He reminded me of the close call. But I pushed, and pushed, and pushed. Until, finally, he did. “Just a quick ride around the block,” he said. “I’ll meet you at seven. Don’t wear panties, Pet. I have big plans for you, bitch.” It was the last order he ever gave me. I attended his funeral without underwear under a skin tight black dress. People stared at me, with my collar, but I did not leave. I kept my eyes forward and didn’t make eye contact. Of that, Master would have approved.
For those first few years, after Master died, I kept to mostly myself – engaging in only what I knew would be Master-approved routines and scenes. After Master’s funeral, which I blamed on myself, I didn’t want any part of a relationship with a man. Now that I think of it, that may be part of why Rich pulled away from me. It doesn’t matter now. I can’t remember most of it. That’s the funny thing about grief. (And coming down from endorphin addiction).
When I finally had the guts to try, I went for August. The only sex I’d had was with my own submissive, a woman Master had let me keep as a pet for the duration of our decade together. I knew he would still approve of her; everyone loves Tilly. And Rich. But Rich didn’t count. Master even said so. He, too, had been around for years, but ultimately betrayed me. Normally, I’m only switch with women. I can’t effectively dominate a man. To me, nature didn’t set it up that way. Biology alone dictates that the man gives it, the woman takes it. (Feminists don’t like me much when I talk like that). But hey, that’s just how I see it. With Rich, it was easy. He was just that submissive. He didn’t challenge me. I didn’t find it attractive.
I shared my need to be with a man again with Tilly. She encouraged me to be true to my switch side and look for a relationship where I could be submissive. I wasn’t ready for that, I said. I told her I could pull it off again with August, dominating a man. She believed me. Why wouldn’t she? We had this conversation with her hanging from my closet with clothes pins on her nipples.
True to my word, I did, for a little bit. After all, I had had Rich. Dominating a man wasn’t entirely foreign to me. I spent a week or two building up my confidence. I heard Master’s voice from the grave, telling me I could do it. For a while, I even believed it myself. At least, until I couldn’t resist the urge to lay in August’s arms and call him Daddy. It was in that moment that I knew we—August and I—weren’t going to last. And, so began the search for a forever Daddy: Typical struggles of a switch submissive…

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My Interview with AUTHOR AL BURKE

MY INTERVIEW WITH AL BURKE!!!

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What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?

Hi! My name is Al Burke, and my first book is in the fantasy genre.

Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?

The idea first popped into my head about five years, and was germinating for the next three. I wrote about football before this, and I decided I wanted a break. I still felt the urge to write, so I decided to start my novel.

How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?

I’ve been avid reader since I started learning how to read, and I’ve always loved what is now known as speculative fiction. When I read The Lord of the Rings trilogy in my mid-20s, I was hooked. I still read other genres, but fantasy (dark fantasy in particular) is my favourite.

What kind of research did you do for this book?

Not a whole lot. With fantasy, you can create your own world from scratch, although there is an expectation of not veering too far from reality. My setting was a pseudo-medieval world (a.k.a. stock fantasy), so I was on familiar ground.

 

What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?

I’m not a jobbing writer yet, so when I’m not working, I’m looking after at least one of my kids. I tend to write when no one is around, which is pretty rare, hence the sluggish pace of my writing. I have this genius idea to write at least 300 words every day, but sometimes I don’t even get to write 300 a week. I’m not complaining though, life is good. When my little guy goes to kindergarten in September, I’ll be spitting out a book a week.

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Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?

I have four new books in the making. One is a collection of short stories based on Irish folklore. I’m also writing a novel based on Irish mythology (in case you haven’t noticed, I’m Irish), plus another which mixes the start of the Iron Age with the Cenozoic Era. Finally I’m writing a trilogy which revolves around magic.

How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?

My first book I went with common names. I started with the intention of changing them later, but I just got used to them and left it as is. For my folklore and mythology stories, I’ll stick the traditional names, while for the other work I’ll create my own names.

Where do your ideas come from?

Eh, the psychic aether? Only kidding, I love mythology and folklore, so I borrow (steal) from there heavily, but I’m a philosophy major, so I’ll throw some of that in for good measure.

What is the hardest part of writing for you?

Finding the time.

What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?

I’ve seen some terrific ones, and they can add some nice atmosphere to stories if done well. That being said, I don’t think they’re for me (too much like hard work).

What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?

Publishing a book is pretty awesome. Being a parent is pretty awesome. Take your pick…

What’s the best thing about being an author?

Holding a book with your name on it. It is surreal.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Yelling at teenagers and still complaining about having no time to write.

Have you always liked to write?

Yep, since I could write. I remember typing on my father’s typewriter when I was a kid. I was a whizz at essay writing in school too, and as I said earlier, I was a sports writer for a while.

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What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Sit down, write, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. If your looking for a publisher, I heard that shower at Bella Tulip Publishing are pretty good.

If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?

Well, I don’t really write for a living, but I work in my local library (I am not a librarian) and love it.

Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?

I read them, and take on board what is said. You can generally read between the lines on reviews and tell who is being constructive and who needs a hobby. But I definitely take constructive criticism on board.

What is your least favourite part of the writing / publishing process?

Marketing. Don’t mention the marketing. I am no salesperson…

What are you working on now?

A short story based on Halloween.

Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?

I could, but I’d have to kill you. The short stories I’m writing are versions of tales my uncle told me when I was a kid. As I type, I can still feel the same prickle on the back of my neck that I had when I was seven. I just hope I can translate it so others can feel it too.

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Where did your love of books come from?

Probably my sister. She was the only one in my family who read a lot. She’s older, so what she read, I read.

Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?

Authors – George Orwell, HG Wells, Oscar Wilde, Steven Erickson. I could go on.
Books (in no particular order) – 1984, Catch-22, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Lord of the Rings, Helter Skelter. Again, I could go on.

Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite and why?

Whisper, the assassin. A killer with a moral code.

Where can readers go to discover more about you and your books?

My website – http://www.alwroteabook.com/ – and probably every form of social media known to humankind.

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

It’s a rush. I get stronger the more I write. When I get a long stretch of time, I am very prolific.

What is your writing Kryptonite?

This question looks familiar. The answer is me. I am both Superman and Bizzaro Superman at the same time.

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

I try to write as I see fit. If you try to please everybody, you’ll end up pleasing nobody.

What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?

The other writers (and staff) at Bella Tulip are very supportive, although we all probably waste too much time harassing each other on Facebook (Phil Price, Zizi Cole). I have met plenty more on social media. There is some excellent support out there, people.

If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?

The Cure for Insomnia.

What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?

Why did the cow become an astronaut?
Because she always wanted to go to the moon.

Blurb for the book:

 Etruvia has known peace for twenty years. But
this time of peace has brought corruption and greed. The nobility has
taken control, and the memories of great victories of old have faded.
Crime is rife and the once proud people are little more than peasants.

As a great evil rises in the desolate north, can a forgotten king and an
embittered former war hero wake a nation from its stupor and build an
army strong enough to give it a fighting chance?

 

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Website is http://www.alwroteabook.com/
Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/alwroteabook/
Twitter is https://twitter.com/alwroteabook
Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/alburke47/

(Thank you Al for taking your time out to do this interview!! Congratulations on your upcoming release and good luck with your future endeavors ❤️)

THE QUEEN AND THE CURE by Amy Harmon is LIVE!!!

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THE QUEEN AND THE CURE by AMY HARMON

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Release date: May 9, 2017

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Blurb:
There will be a battle, and you will need to protect your heart.

Kjell of Jeru had always known who he was. He’d never envied his brother or wanted to be king. He was the bastard son of the late King Zoltev and a servant girl, and the ignominy of his birth had never bothered him.

But there is more to a man than his parentage. More to a man than his blade, his size, or his skills, and all that Kjell once knew has shifted and changed. He is no longer simply Kjell of Jeru, a warrior defending the crown. Now he is a healer, one of the Gifted, and a man completely at odds with his power.

Called upon to rid the country of the last vestiges of the Volgar, Kjell stumbles upon a woman who has troubling glimpses of the future and no memory of the past. Armed with his unwanted gift and haunted by regret, Kjell becomes a reluctant savior, beset by old enemies and new expectations. With the woman by his side, Kjell embarks upon a journey where the greatest test may be finding the man she believes him to be.

Cover design: By Hang Le – http://www.byhangle.com/

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About the author:
Amy Harmon is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in fifteen different languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.
Amy Harmon has written eleven novels — the USA Today Bestsellers, The Bird and The Sword, Making Faces and Running Barefoot and the Purgatory series, as well as From Sand and Ash, The Law of Moses, The Song of David, Infinity + One, and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her recent release, The Bird and the Sword, is a Goodreads Best Fantasy of 2016 finalist.

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