Friday, July 6, 2012

Giveaway at the A Measured Risk Release Day Party!!!


Its here at freaking last!!  My FAVORITE book by Natasha Blackthorne has finally been released!!!  And that is an excellent excuse to throw a party!!!  So let's take a closer look at A Measured Risk:



Book one in the Regency Risks Series

He is her most dangerous temptation, the only man she has ever trusted and now he is demanding her submission. Dare she take the risk?

Emotionally scarred in the horrific accident that took her husband’s life, Lady Cranfield is imprisoned by her lingering terror of horses and carriages. Lady Cranfield longed to be closer to the fascinating Earl of Ruel. She sensed intuitively that he could teach her how to overcome the terrors that held her in bondage.

And now she’s willing to risk almost anything-her reputation, even her virtue-to find out. But what he proposes startles her.

When the shy, studious and socially awkward young widow approached him, Ruel instantly sensed she would be the sweetest, most submissive experience of a lifetime-if only he can gain her total and complete trust. He makes her a non-negotiable offer. His help in return for her submission and obedience.
But Lady Cranfield grew up neglected by her ducal parents, raised by servants and then later ignored by her handsome, charming husband. She’s learnt to protect her heart at all costs and she trusts no one but herself.

How can the jaded Earl of Ruel break through her self-protective defences and show her how to love when he has spent his lifetime avoiding that tender trap?
A Peek Inside:

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Copyright © Natasha Blackthorne, 2012
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Excerpt From: A Measured Risk





She’d come to realise he wasn’t so much disappointed in her as a lover and companion—rather, he was displeased with her firm refusal to consider being his mistress long-term. The tension had her stomach aching.

By God, she’d had her fill.

Even his anger would be a welcome release. On impulse, she splashed her hands in the trough. Water came crashing up, sloshing him in the face.

He glanced up and the startled expression on his fierce face filled her with vicious satisfaction. “Behave,” he said in serious voice.

He walked away to fetch more water.

A devil possessed her. She took the bucket, scooped it into the water. “Jon!” she said urgently.

He turned and she drenched him.

He stood there, his hair, face and the top part of his wool jacket dripping. One long fingered, large hand raked the hair from his eyes. The tension in her stomach turned into flutters.

“I take it you want my attention,” he said, his expression now stern.

She laughed, an airy, nervous expulsion.

“Oh you’re going to have my attention, my lady.”

She squealed, dropped the bucket and ran. He caught her about the waist with his arm. She screamed and screamed but he merely swung her up into his arms.

“No, no!” she kicked, trying to beat at him with her fists, which mostly resulted in her arms flailing about. She alternately screamed and laughed, her insides a mass of frantic butterflies. He carried her into the first empty stall. She glanced down and saw a linen sheet covering the hay where it lay piled up. He held her suspended for a moment. She caught an awful suspicion about his intent.

When had he put that sheet in there?

“No!” she cried, her whole body tingling with anticipation.

In the next moment, she fell backwards and landed on a soft cloud. Lavender scent wafted up from the sheet, blending with the pungent horse and sweet, fresh hay.

He mounted her, his tall, strong body pressing her down. His azure stare was fierce and fiery as he grabbed her hair and pulled her head back. His other hand gripped her chin roughly and his lips came down on hers, swift and hard. Her blood pumped through her body. He hooked his large, powerful hands into her muslin neckline.

“No, don’t…don’t.”

Tearing cloth sounded. Her head jerked back up and she gaped at him, too shocked to speak. With a few jerks, he had soon pulled the torn remains away. Beneath it she wore a chemise as thin as gauze. It tore as easily as paper.

“I can’t believe you—”

His kiss cut off her words. He touched her breasts, hefting them, squeezing them. Generally manhandling her. He twisted and pinched her nipples, sending darts of desire into her core. Hadn’t this been what she’d wanted? She closed her eyes and shivered with sensation. He ravished her nipples, licking and suckling her until she straddled his leg, seeking release. “Oh please, please, please.”

Doesn't this sound just yummmmmmy?  If further proof is needed, please check out my Review!!
So what are we giving away to celebrate this glorious event?  Why 2 $10 Amazon Cards!!!!  Just fill out the rafflecopter below!!  Good luck and enjoy the party!!



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165 comments:

MaryLynn Bast said...

That was a big tease! LOL What inspires you to write?

BLHmistress said...

IF you could write with anyone who would it be?

Rachel said...

Natasha, how do you celebrate finishing a book?

books first love said...

When and how did you know that writing was your vocation?

Yvette said...

Are you the type of writer who outlines the story first or just let's it flow?
Yvette
yratpatrol@aol.com

mcv said...

How long have you been writing and do you write any other genre besides historical sensual romance?

June M. said...

Do you have any writing rituals? Certain drink, food, music, fuzzy slippers, etc
Who was the first person that you told when you got published?

Christine A. said...

Welcome Natasha!

Congrats on the release. What three words would you use to describe yourself? Favorite food?

Thanks!

Laurie said...

When you are not writing, what do you like to do?

Kassandra said...

Do you edit as you go and come back to it after it is written?

sionedkla@gmail.com

Bboo04 said...

How do you get you inspiration? Do you get a bit of an idea and expand on it as you write it or do you get an over all idea of your entire story line beginning to end before you start writing?

Leigh Savage said...

What do you do if you hit a blank spot in your ideal do you let it sit for awhile and come back to it or do you move on and fill in the blank later?

authorleighsavage@gmail.com

Lissette Martinez said...

Have you created a character that's based on yourself? And if so, which one?

AD said...

Is this book part of a series?
Thanks a lot!

Joanne said...

Congrats on the new release. Do you do anything to celebrate? This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Hello everyone!

Thank you all so much for stopping by. I had expected that A Measured Risk would be released to ARe and Amazon either today or Saturday. It's looking more like Saturday. :D

Oh well. I never know when exactly the books will be released to the vendors. Nikki was kind enough to host me for this event. Don't you just love the new look of her site?

Natasha Blackthorne said...

MaryLynn Bast said... What inspires you to write?

My Answer: My daydreams are usually what give me inspiration. When I am falling asleep or when I listen to music, I begin to get scenes that play in my head and I get a feeling for those characters. If the feelings come strong enough then I can turn that daydream into a story.


BLHmistress said...
IF you could write with anyone who would it be?

My Answer: I have never thought about writing with someone else. I am not going to say it is out of the question but I haven’t given this topic any serious thought.

Natasha Blackthorne said...

books first love said...
When and how did you know that writing was your vocation?

My Answer: I have been creating stories in my mind for as long as I can remember. These were more like complex daydreams that played in my head whenever I was receptive enough to listen. As soon as I learned how to draw, I started trying to capture the stories that came to me. Capturing the stories was always a driving need, there was never a time I thought, "I want to be a writer." For most of my life, I was simply recording the stories because I had to. There was always such a pleasurable, painful compulsion to some give the characters some kind of life of their own, someplace to exist outside my head.

For a long time, I made no effort to share them with anyone else. It was my husband who urged me to write seriously. Then I discovered, much to my relief, that writing is a craft and a skill that one can learn through study and practice. :)

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Rachel said...
Natasha, how do you celebrate finishing a book?

My Answer: I know it may sound a little boring to others but when I finish a book, I try to focus my energy immediately on a new project. There's a lot of waiting and wondering in writing and it just works out better to always have something to focus on.

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Yvette said...
Are you the type of writer who outlines the story first or just let's it flow?

My Answer: First I try to build a story in my imagination and get a deep sense of what the characters are like and what they want and what drives them to want. I have learned through some painful experience that it is better to let things gel a little more committing them to text or paper. Then I write down all I know about the characters and their story. I begin a draft with all the scenes that have come to me so far. More scenes come, character deepens. After the draft is done, I look at the structure of the story and see how the story needs to be arranged and shaped.

I wanted (very much!) to be an outline and plot based writer but when I tried so hard to apply these things to my writing from the development stage onward, I became blocked and shut down.

I think learning one’s own creative processes can be one of the hardest things about learning to write. No one else can show or tell you how you create best. That’s something a writer has to discover on his or her own.

Natasha Blackthorne said...

mcv said...
How long have you been writing and do you write any other genre besides historical sensual romance?

My Answer: I have been writing since my childhood but I have only applied myself to seriously learning writing craft for the past five years really. I currently write Erotic Historical Romance and I don’t have any plans to write Sensual/Mainstream Historical Romance any time soon. I write erotic because I enjoy it. I felt a sense of freedom the day I decided to go erotic and I have found it very satisfying.

I am more interested in the human feeling side of history than I am interested in the great victories and heroes of the past. How have people dealt with their desires when their desires ran counter to what society allowed or what their social position or wealth could hope to attain? What was it like to yearn, hope, gain and lose and grieve in the past? What did it feel like to live and love in the past?

What could possibly be more personal than an erotic and love centred exploration of people in the past? This is what drew me into writing erotic historical romance.

Natasha Blackthorne said...

June M. said...
Do you have any writing rituals? Certain drink, food, music, fuzzy slippers, etc
Who was the first person that you told when you got published?

My Answer: I always listen to music when I write. Well, I listen to music almost all day no matter what I am doing. :)

When I was offered a contract on Grey’s Lady, the first person I told was my husband.

Laurie said...
When you are not writing, what do you like to do?

My Answer: When I am not either writing or doing work to support the writing, I like to eat and sleep. :D

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Kassandra said...
Do you edit as you go and come back to it after it is written?

My Answer: In my personal experience, creative thought and critical thought are two separate processes and it is always best to come back to an MS with a specific intent to apply structure and to edit content and then to come back again later to edit for grammar and style. But all writers are different, what works best for one is not the same for another. Writing practices and creative processes are very personal. There is no one right or wrong way. One has to find their own way through trial and error. Lots of error. ;)

Bboo04 said...
How do you get you inspiration? Do you get a bit of an idea and expand on it as you write it or do you get an over all idea of your entire story line beginning to end before you start writing?

My Answer: I do best when I start with a character. How much of the story I can “see” before I begin my draft varies from story to story.

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Leigh Savage said...
What do you do if you hit a blank spot in your ideal do you let it sit for awhile and come back to it or do you move on and fill in the blank later?

My Answer: When I am drafting, I now allow myself to write in a non-linear fashion so I would just write what comes to me next no matter its order in the overall story. I have learned over the past two years that this works best for me. If I still get a blank then I take it as a sign that I don’t understand the character and their emotions well enough. It could also be a sign that it is time to do more research to get more ideas. Sometimes talking with someone about the story and the characters helps jar me into seeing things more clearly. Or I could be fatigued and need to rest. It all depends.

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Lissette Martinez said...
Have you created a character that's based on yourself? And if so, which one?

My Answer: I haven’t yet written a character based completely on myself. I am sure that all my characters may have bits and pieces of me. This is something an author probably can’t totally escape. But I don’t try to see myself or other people that I know in my characters. I want to see my characters as they are and as they should be. I hope to get out of my own way when writing and not to let too much of this sort of a thing bleed into a story. I want to see what my imagination is trying to show me without imposing myself on it and trying to take control, especially in the early phases of a story development.

Natasha Blackthorne said...

AD said...
Is this book part of a series?
Thanks a lot!

My Answer: Yes. This book is part of a series. For more about the Regency Risks Series: http://www.total-e-bound.com/prodtype.asp?CAT_ID=288&strPageHistory=category

Joanne said...
Congrats on the new release. Do you do anything to celebrate? This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it

My Answer. Thank you Joanna for the lovely compliment and for the question. The only thing I really do in honor of a release is to promote the book. There are always new goals and projects taking my attention.

Nay Nay said...

Congratulation on the new release. Does your S/O help/inspire you in your creative process?

Loved the blurb and excerpt. Putting it on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing a little with us.

Allie said...

Is there a certain time of year that you are most inspired to write?

latanya said...

What is your fave color?

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Naynay said: Does your S/O help/inspire you in your creative process:

My Answer:

My husband has always believed deeply in my writing and he supports me in many and countless ways. Thank you for the question, NayNay. :)

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Allie said...
Is there a certain time of year that you are most inspired to write?

My Answer: I write or do research for writing all year round, every day.

latanya said...
What is your fave color?

My Answer: I like true red and dark teal probably the best. I like black, shades of blue and purple as well.

Carin said...

So do you have a favorite place to write? do you only write in an office or do you pull up the laptop on your lap under your favorite tree?
Carin mawmom(@)gmail.com

Shadow said...

Love your books! There so good! Which of your stories is your favorite?

Mel Bourn said...

Congrats on your new release!! So very exciting!!! I have loved everything I read from Natasha. Do you have other genres that you would like to explore writing?

Mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Mary D said...

I really, really want this book! If I win the GC, your book is what I will be spending it on. Is there anywhere you would like to go to do research for a book?

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Mel Bourn said...
Congrats on your new release!! So very exciting!!! I have loved everything I read from Natasha. Do you have other genres that you would like to explore writing?

My Answer: Mel, thanks for your sweet compliment and your question. I might at some point write some women's historical fiction but for now I am very happy writing Erotic Historical Romance.

Mary D said...
I really, really want this book! If I win the GC, your book is what I will be spending it on. Is there anywhere you would like to go to do research for a book?

My Answer: Hello Mary, thank you for stopping by. I would like maybe to visit the Library of Congress. :)

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Shadow said...
Love your books! There so good! Which of your stories is your favorite?

Hello Shadow, thanks for visiting. :)

Actually I do have a favorite but it is not one of my published works. I don't know if I will ever submit it or not. It was something I wrote for fun while I was learning and applying writing craft. Sometimes it is exhilarating and refreshing to write something just for fun, just for myself.

wanda f said...

Who are some of your favorite authors to personally read ?Whats your favorite genre?

Lexi H said...

yup, the hubby should be the first one to hear the good news. =)

An interesting time to throw in what sounds like a little BDSM. Were you inspired to dip into this pool from the recent interest into BDSM?

Di said...

My question is: are your books ever going to be in print format?

PaParanormalFan Renee said...

Hello Natasha,

Congrats on your new release, "A Measured Risk" Book one in the Regency Risks Series, it LQQks like such a FANTASTIC Read, defintely to be added on my "to buy" list...Ohhhh & I want to Thank You for leaving Us with such a Teaser for an Excerpt, which I'm sure had the same affect on everyone....left US wanting MORE!!!! ;)
My question for you is, when did you find your Muse?, that you really knew writing is what you wanted to pursue?....which your Fans are soooo glad you did since you are such a Very Talented, Creative Author.

Take Care & Stay Naughty,
PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

Natasha Blackthorne said...
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Natasha Blackthorne said...

Di said...
My question is: are your books ever going to be in print format?

Grey's Lady and White Lace and Promises will be published in a print volume, the first of the Carte Blanche Series. It is scheduled for release July 23, 2012:http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=&P_ID=1731

Later in the year, Alex's Angel, A Measured Risk and Emily's Seduction are all scheduled to be released in print volumes by Total-e-Bound.

Thank you very much for the question and for dropping by tonight. :)

Natasha Blackthorne said...

wanda f said...
Who are some of your favorite authors to personally read ?Whats your favorite genre?

My Answer: For pleasure, I read historical romance from ispy to sweet to erotic. I read an occasional contemporary romance, when I do it tends to be BDSM or sugar kink for some reason.

Even when I am not researching for a novel, I tend to read many history books.

I love the Bronte sisters.

Thank you so much for the question and for coming by to check out my post. :)

Natasha Blackthorne said...

PaParanormalFan Renee said...My question for you is, when did you find your Muse?, that you really knew writing is what you wanted to pursue?

My Answer: I started getting stories as daydreams when I was a child. The visions consumed me many times. I felt a lot of pressure to record the stories, to make them somehow more real. When I learned how to draw, I would draw simple scenes to try and make the stories alive.

Then when I learned how to write, I kept a small notebook of drawings and a little text. But it was just something I had a compulsion to do. I didn’t think that I was a writer or that I wanted to be writer as in submitting stories for publication. But I did this my whole growing up years and then reconnected with it after college. It was something I kept very private. I didn’t even tell anyone outside my family about it until I met my husband.

My husband was the one who pushed, urged me to write seriously. He always believed in my ability to write and be successful at it. So then I began to take up the study of writing as a craft seriously and spent all my free time on it. I try to study and apply writing craft all the time and to continue to develop my writing.

marybelle said...

How do you decide between writing stand alone or series?

Natasha Blackthorne said...

marybelle said...
How do you decide between writing stand alone or series?

My Answer: With the Regency Risks and Carte Blanche series, I had ideas come to me at once for several stories set around a similar theme. I had been developing the story that seeded the Carte Blanche series for a while before I actually sat down and started drafting Grey's Lady.

Thank you for the question and for coming by to check out my post.

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Lexi H said...
yup, the hubby should be the first one to hear the good news. =)

An interesting time to throw in what sounds like a little BDSM. Were you inspired to dip into this pool from the recent interest into BDSM?

My Answer: I am a long time reader of erotic romance. To me the whole aspect of BDSM is not new or a trend. The idea for A Measured Risk came to me in late summer 2010 when I was writing my rough draft for Grey's Lady. I started writing A Measured Risk in March 2011. I had not even heard of 50 Shades or even sparkly vampires at that time.

It usually takes time to get a book out if one is working with a publisher. There’s often a lot of waiting. I began submitting AMR in May 2011. I signed a contract with Total-e-Bound to publish it in August of 2011 and was given a publication date of April 9, 2012. In March of 2011 when I drafted and developed the story, I had no idea then how a year later a book I had never heard of would become a major media sensation. I certainly wouldn’t have guessed that it would make BDSM romance the latest hot topic.

A Measured Risk is a light BDSM story because that is the way the characters are wired. The aspects of BDSM that are there are central to their characters and their backstory issues. This is their story and this is the way they swing. :D

Thank you for the question and for taking the time to stop by and check out my guest post.

ReneAva said...

Hello Nikki and Natasha!

It's so great to find out more about you and your works Natasha. I've read quite a few and enjoyed each one. You're writing is what got me started reading historical to begin with :)

My question is. Who designs your covers. Is it based on something you've thought up first then taken away from there or something else?

So far my favorite cover is definitely A Measured Risk. Everything about it just grabs at me!

~Ava~

Natasha said...

A MEASURED RISK was released t All Romance E-books (ARe) this morning. I expect that it will be released to Amazon by this afternoon. :)

To Purchase at ARe: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-ameasuredrisk-863442-147.html

Natasha said...

Hello Nikki and Natasha!

It's so great to find out more about you and your works Natasha. I've read quite a few and enjoyed each one. You're writing is what got me started reading historical to begin with :)

My question is. Who designs your covers. Is it based on something you've thought up first then taken away from there or something else?

So far my favorite cover is definitely A Measured Risk. Everything about it just grabs at me!

~Ava~

My Answer: Hello Ava, so lovely to see you here. Thank you for the sweet compliment. :)

The covers for most of the Carte Blanche Series were designed by April Martinez. Emily's Seduction and A Measured Risk were designed by Posh Gosh. Both work for the Total-e-Bound art department.

At TEB authors fill out a cover art request sheet and then the cover artist takes it from there.

I could not have been more pleased with the cover for A MEASURED RISK. Posh Gosh gave me exactly what I had in mind and she matched the image for Anne so well to her personality. It's my favorite of all my covers.

Vastine Bondurant said...

I haven't a question, nothing left to ask. LOL.

But I wanted to stop by and visit!

Congratulations, Natasha!

Natasha said...

Hello Vastine! :)

Thank you so much for visiting.

Natasha said...

Carin Asks: So do you have a favorite place to write? do you only write in an office or do you pull up the laptop on your lap under your favorite tree?
Carin mawmom(@)gmail.com

My Answer: I write at the computer desk or in bed with my laptop. Thank you for the question and for coming by. :)

Natasha said...

I have the Amazon link now: http://www.amazon.com/Measured-Risk-Regency-Risks-ebook/dp/B008IGP1NO/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1341683209&sr=1-2&keywords=a+measured+risk

Danielle Williams said...

Are you a fan of series books?

Emily said...

This book sounds awesome! Congrats on the release!

Molly said...

What's the best part of writing stories like this???

molly(@)reviewsbymolly(.)com

oloore said...

Congratulations on the release! My question is : What new story you are working now?

I read Urban Fantasy, PNR and YA said...

The cover looks great :)

Linda said...

Love the giveaway and this is def. going up on my TBR list, =)
Is it hard finding inspiration?

best wishes, Linda xo

Tin said...

What was the last book you read and enjoyed?

Congratulations on the new release!

Tin said...

What was the last book you read and enjoyed?

Congratulations on the new release!

Chrisbails said...

What a great tease. Love NatashaLs books. So glad she is doing another series. Loved your review, definately adding to my must buy/read pile. Than.ks for the great giveaway.
My questions are: do you prefer to write series or stand-alones books? What is your favorite genre to write? How many total books in this new series?
Christinebails@yahoo.com

RILEKAT said...

The book looks like a great read.
Do you ever get writer's block? and if so, how do you get past it?

crystalg123 said...

Congrats on the new release, will definitely be adding this to my to read books. What is you favorite place to go to to unwind and relax?

Rich said...

how long have you been writing?

Becky Johnson said...

What was your favourite chapter to write?
Thanks for the giveaway x

Becky Johnson said...

Oh no, I clicked enter for the last one which was leave a blog post comment, but I forgot to copy the address. Was it on the review? Help please. Don't want to cheat :)

Sue Sattler said...

If you were stranded on an island, which one of your characters would you want to be stranded with?

guettel78 said...

When you're developing the characters for your books, do you imagine yourself in their shoes, or do you keep a more detached perspective when you write?

Geoff K
gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Danielle Williams said...
Are you a fan of series books?
July 7, 2012 5:23 PM

My Answer: Hello Danielle, I don’t have a preference for either series or standalone. Thank you for the question.

Emily said...
This book sounds awesome! Congrats on the release!
July 7, 2012 5:32 PM

Me: Thank you, Emily. :)

Molly said...
What's the best part of writing stories like this???

molly(@)reviewsbymolly(.)com
July 7, 2012 5:34 PM

My Answer:
Hello Molly, a very good question. :) My favorite part is when I can get completely out of my own way and be so totally absorbed in the story that I am more dictating what I see through the character’s eyes than anything else. I love those times.

oloore said...
Congratulations on the release! My question is : What new story you are working now?
July 7, 2012 6:11 PM

My Answer: I am currently working on three erotic historical romance stories. I don’t generally talk to people other than one or two critique partners about my stories until I have completed them. My creative process works better if I don’t talk too much about a developing idea. Thank you so much for the question, Oloore. :)

I read Urban Fantasy, PNR and YA said...
The cover looks great :)
July 7, 2012 6:28 PM

Me: Thank you.

Linda said...
Love the giveaway and this is def. going up on my TBR list, =)
Is it hard finding inspiration?

best wishes, Linda xo
July 7, 2012 7:07 PM

My Answer: Hello Linda, thank you for the question. No, it is usually not hard to find the initial inspiration. It is harder to wait see if a thread of inspiration will grow and develop deeply enough to become a story.

Natasha Blackthorne said...

I read Urban Fantasy, PNR and YA said...
The cover looks great :)
July 7, 2012 6:28 PM

Me: Thank you.

Linda said...
Love the giveaway and this is def. going up on my TBR list, =)
Is it hard finding inspiration?

best wishes, Linda xo
July 7, 2012 7:07 PM

My Answer: Hello Linda, thank you for the question. No, it is usually not hard to find the initial inspiration. It is harder to wait see if a thread of inspiration will grow and develop deeply enough to become a story.

Tin said...
What was the last book you read and enjoyed?

Congratulations on the new release!
July 7, 2012 7:21 PM

My Answer: Hello Tin, thank you for stopping by and for the congratulations. The last book I read that I enjoyed was Minute Maid by Natalie Dae. I also read and enjoyed Purly Gates by Vastine Bondurant. Both of these books are vintage historicals set in the period of 1930 to 1950.

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Chrisbails said...
What a great tease. Love NatashaLs books. So glad she is doing another series. Loved your review, definately adding to my must buy/read pile. Than.ks for the great giveaway.
My questions are: do you prefer to write series or stand-alones books? What is your favorite genre to write? How many total books in this new series?
Christinebails@yahoo.com
July 7, 2012 7:30 PM

My Answer: Hello Chris, so nice to see you here. :)
My favorite subgenre to write is Erotic Historical Romance.
I don’t really have a preference of standalone over series.
I have several books planned for the next year or so. Thank you for the questions.

RILEKAT said...
The book looks like a great read.
Do you ever get writer's block? and if so, how do you get past it?
July 7, 2012 8:38 PM

My Answer: Hello Rilekat, when I get blocked I think it comes from three sources. Either I don’t know my characters well enough yet. Or I need to do more research. Or I am fatigued and need more sleep. Talking over the points that concern me with a trusted critique partner can sometimes help.

crystalg123 said...
Congrats on the new release, will definitely be adding this to my to read books. What is you favorite place to go to to unwind and relax?
July 7, 2012 8:52 PM


My Answer: The balcony. Thank you for the question and the congratulations, Crystal G. :)

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Rich said...
how long have you been writing?
July 7, 2012 9:05 PM

My Answer: Hello Rich, I have been writing since my childhood.

Becky Johnson said...
What was your favourite chapter to write?
Thanks for the giveaway x
July 7, 2012 9:16 PM

My Answer: My two favorite parts are the scenes in both excerpts.

Sue Sattler said...
If you were stranded on an island, which one of your characters would you want to be stranded with?

My Answer: It would be a character from a series of stories that I wrote a couple of years ago. I have not opted to submit those stories for publication.

Barbara said...

Congrats on the new release...this sounds like the beginning of a FAB new series!! I can't wait to read it!! What made you build your story around the fear of horses?

barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

Natasha Blackthorne said...

guettel78 said...
When you're developing the characters for your books, do you imagine yourself in their shoes, or do you keep a more detached perspective when you write?

Geoff K
gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

My Answer: I separate the writing process into parts. During development and drafting, I work best if I let characters and scenes come to me as whole images. I just need to be very receptive and what comes without trying to impose my conscious thought on it.

This is hard to do. Because I am now “seriously writing” I tend to want to take conscious control over the project too early. And that is how I always get myself into trouble, get blocked, etc.

Thank you for the thought provoking question.

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Barbara said...
Congrats on the new release...this sounds like the beginning of a FAB new series!! I can't wait to read it!! What made you build your story around the fear of horses?

barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

Hello Barbara,

I was working on something else one day and the image came to me of a young aristocratic woman watching a virile, somewhat older nobleman. And she’s captivated by his bravery. He seems to be almost fearless to her and so powerful. She’s just fascinated by him. But I can feel her fear. He’s riding a horse, not just any horse but massive black stallion—and she’s terrified of horses. There’s some real trauma in her past related to horses. I am not sure exactly what. It is hard for her to remember. She’s awkward, what we would call nerdy. She’s not comfortable with her body. She doesn’t trust her emotions. Horses are so ever-present in her time, the fear keeps her imprisoned even more than her awkwardness did before.

I feel her so deeply. I see that he wants to help her but he’s different than other gentlemen around her. He’s into domination and this is how he would help her if she allows it.

The image wouldn’t rest and so I kept investigating her deeper. I felt overwhelming pressure to write the story but very concerned to get it “right” or “the way it was supposed to be.” So that is where the idea for the story started from. Thank you for a very challenging question. :)

Julianne said...

How did you pick the historic genre to write in?
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

msmjb65 said...

Hi, Natasha: Congrats on the release of another great looking book! I ddn't read through all the comments so I don't knw if this is a repeat question, but, how much research do you need to do for your books? You always capture the feel for the time period, so i'm wondering if you have to immerse yourself in the history to be able to do that.
Congrats again!
MJ
msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

Denise Z said...

I you could sit down and have a cuppa with anybody in the world this or the other ;) living or dead, who would it be?

Jlhmass said...

Hi Natasha, Do you write under any other names that we can follow?

jlhmass at yahoo dot com

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Julianne said...
How did you pick the historic genre to write in?
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com
July 8, 2012 1:01 AM

My Answer: Hello Julianne. I have always been consumed by an interest in history. I read history books and historical fiction almost exclusively since the age of eight. In college I majored in History. So it was a natural choice for me. Thank you for the question.

msmjb65 said...
Hi, Natasha: Congrats on the release of another great looking book! I ddn't read through all the comments so I don't knw if this is a repeat question, but, how much research do you need to do for your books? You always capture the feel for the time period, so i'm wondering if you have to immerse yourself in the history to be able to do that.
Congrats again!
MJ
msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com
July 8, 2012 1:46 AM

My Answer: Hello MJ, thank you so much for coming to check out my post. I read history books for pleasure. I especially enjoy social history and books that focus on aspects of daily life and the social-psychological aspects as the time. I love historical biography. When I plan to write in a certain time period, I focus more on what daily life for a person is like in that time, what they would be thinking, what would they be eating, drinking. I want to get a feel for what it is like to be in their skin in that time. I study letters and diaries from the time to get a better feel for their speech patterns. I try my best.

But I tend to be more fascinated by people who live in the time but don’t tend to fit in with the time. They don’t always follow the rules and they suffer consequences. Like in A Measured Risk, Anne breaks some social rules through her awkwardness and also being consumed and overwhelmed by her emotional situation. She thinks differently than those around her. She doesn’t have the same priorities. Thus her behavior is not a pattern card of the typical Regency woman. It has made life more difficult for her. But it is her basic nature at the root of this difficulty so she doesn’t know how to change.

Denise Z said...
I you could sit down and have a cuppa with anybody in the world this or the other ;) living or dead, who would it be?
July 8, 2012 2:42 AM

My Answer: I would like to meet and get to know my father when he was about 19 years old. Thank you for the question, Denise.

Jlhmass said...
Hi Natasha, Do you write under any other names that we can follow?

My Answer: Hello Jl, I don’t currently have other pennames.

Diane D - Florida said...

Wow Natasha, so many questions have been asked and answered, so I will just say that I enjoyed this excerpt. It was delicious, decadent and downright sexy. I shall definitely put this on my "wish list".

Thank you for this opportunity.

dpd333 (at) aol dot com

Gabrielle Lee said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt. This sounds like a great read. I have added it to by tbr list.

Gabrielle
meingee@yahoo.com

Gabrielle Lee said...

Forgot to add my question.
Do you read books in the genre that you write and do you have any favorite authors?

Gabrielle
meingee@yahoo.com

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Diane D - Florida said...
Wow Natasha, so many questions have been asked and answered, so I will just say that I enjoyed this excerpt. It was delicious, decadent and downright sexy. I shall definitely put this on my "wish list".

Thank you for this opportunity.

Me: Thank you Diane for coming by to check out my post and for the lovely compliment. :)

Gabrielle Lee said...
Thanks for sharing the excerpt. This sounds like a great read. I have added it to by tbr list.

Do you read books in the genre that you write and do you have any favorite authors?

Gabrielle
meingee@yahoo.com

My Answer: Hello Gabrielle, thank you for the compliment and the question. I do read erotic historical romance. I enjoy and appreciate many different authors but I don’t have just one favorite.

kyl neusch said...

created a character that is like you?

Cathy M said...

Thanks for taking the time to answer all those great quesitons, Natasha. I will make mine a general one. What is your favorite getaway for a summer vacation?

Cynthia W said...

Who gives you the best feedback about your writing?

Natasha Blackthorne said...

kyl neusch said...
created a character that is like you?

My Answer: Hello Kyl. I haven’t yet written a character based completely on myself. I am sure that all my characters may have bits and pieces of me. This is something an author probably can’t totally escape. But I don’t try to see myself or other people that I know in my characters. I want to see my characters as they are and as they should be. I hope to get out of my own way when writing and not to let too much of this sort of a thing bleed into a story. I want to see what my imagination is trying to show me without imposing myself on it and trying to take control, especially in the early phases of a story development.

Cathy M said...
Thanks for taking the time to answer all those great quesitons, Natasha. I will make mine a general one. What is your favorite getaway for a summer vacation?

My Answer: I love Lake Tahoe, the North Shore. Thank you for the question. :)

Cynthia W said...
Who gives you the best feedback about your writing?

My Answer: Hello Cynthia. My critique partners and beta readers give me great feedback. Thank you for stopping by today.

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ad0ffae6-78f6-11e1-8cde-000bcdcb5194 said...

Is there a historical era that you haven't set a story in yet, but would like to?

vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Vitajex says: Is there a historical era that you haven't set a story in yet, but would like to?

My Answer: Thank you for the question, Vitajex. There really isn’t an era that I would like to explore that I haven’t done already. I have written stories when I was learning to write or doing them just for fun that I have not submitted for publication. I explored many different settings during that period. I really prefer the time period from 1600 to 1840 AD.

Amber said...

Hi Natasha, my question for you is: What do you think of 50 Shades of Grey?

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Amber said...
Hi Natasha, my question for you is: What do you think of 50 Shades of Grey?

My Answer: I haven’t read it so I cannot give an opinion. Thank you, Amber, for the question.

Kah Cherub said...

I loved one of your historical books, Waltz of Seduction. Do you plan on writing any contemporary tales? :)

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Kah Cherub said...
I loved one of your historical books, Waltz of Seduction. Do you plan on writing any contemporary tales? :)

My Answer: Hello Kah. So nice to see you here. :)

I am really consumed by history. All the projects I have planned for the foreseeable future are historical. Thank you for the question.

Wendy said...

First off, congats Natasha!! Is there a classic author which you would consider a favorite?

Bee W Bedard said...

Do you write from your dreams?

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Wendy said...
First off, congats Natasha!! Is there a classic author which you would consider a favorite?

My Answer: Thank you very much, Wendi. I adore the Bronte sisters and Nathaniel Hawthorne. :)

Bee W Bedard said...
Do you write from your dreams?

My Answer: Sometimes I dream that I am at the computer writing and my mind goes over and over different parts of the prose. But I never remember these dreams just the sense of that. Mostly the story comes in daydreams when I am listening to music, showering or drifting off to sleep. That’s like a dream state but waking. Hard to explain. Thank you very much for your question and for stopping by. :)

caroneko said...

Congratulations! Where do you look for inspiration? Do you typically write up the sort of man you wish would sweep YOU off your feet? ;)

Kerry said...

great interview!! And any question I might ask I believe has been answered!! GL!!

tarklovishki said...

What is your writing process?

Natasha Blackthorne said...

caroneko said...
Congratulations! Where do you look for inspiration? Do you typically write up the sort of man you wish would sweep YOU off your feet? ;)

My Answer: Hello Caroneko. I don’t always know where inspiration for a story comes from. I suppose if I spent a lot of time meditating on it, I could draw a theory about where this story or that story’s initial idea came from. But usually an initial scene will come to me while I am distracted with something else. One character will show me what they are seeing and what they are feeling. If I can get a strong enough feel for what they want and why they want it from this scene then I can make it into a story. If not, then the scene goes nowhere and I wait for something else to come. Working any other way just gets me into trouble. Thank you for the question. :)

Kerry said...
great interview!! And any question I might ask I believe has been answered!! GL!!

Me: Thank you for stopping by Kerry. :)

tarklovishki said...
What is your writing process?
Thank you for your question Tarklovishki. I have answered it throughout my replies above. I hope you have a good evening.

Carly H. said...

If you could meet any writer, living or dead, who would you meet?

PhoenixRising said...

What made you start writing?

PhoenixRising said...

What made you start writing?

Frankye B said...

between 1-10 how much do you enjoy writing?

Tina B said...

Have you thought about writing in other genres or sub-genres? This sounds like a fabulous read. I have it already on my TBR. :)

Dovile said...

What is your favorite part of being an author?

Thanks!

caseyle2010 said...

what inspires you to write?
caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

When is your favourite time to write?

clc408 said...

What do you do to get over writer's block?

amanda a said...

if you could have one super power what would it be and why

rubyswan said...

Hi I was curious 2know if U've written any bks. about Native American heroes?? Thanx
redz041@yahoo.com

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Carly H. said...
If you could meet any writer, living or dead, who would you meet?
July 9, 2012 12:52 AM

My Answer: Novalis

PhoenixRising said...
What made you start writing?

My Answer: When I was a child, I began to get vivid daydreams. I felt a lot of internal pressure to make the daydreams “come alive” and this lead me to trying to capture them in drawings and text. This is just something that has always been there.

Frankye B said...
between 1-10 how much do you enjoy writing?

My Answer: Sometimes I enjoy it. Sometimes it is hard. Sometimes it is painful. But I feel most alive when writing. But it is hard to put a number to only the enjoyment of it. Thank you so much for the question. :)

Tina B said...
Have you thought about writing in other genres or sub-genres? This sounds like a fabulous read. I have it already on my TBR. :)

My Answer: Hello Tina B. Thank you so much for the sweet compliment. Right now I am focused on erotic historical romance. I love writing erotic and want to continue. Thanks so much for visiting.

Dovile said...
What is your favorite part of being an author?

Thanks!

My Answer: Hello Dovile, thank you for stopping by. My favorite part is when I am so engrossed in the story that I lose awareness of myself and I am simply dictating what I see through character’s eyes. That is the sweetest part of the whole experience for me.

caseyle2010 said...
what inspires you to write?

My Answer: Hello Caseyle. Thank you for the question. I have already answered it in the replies above.

Jamie Leigh Martin said...
When is your favourite time to write?

My Answer: Hello Jamie, thank you for the question. I write best late at night.


clc408 said...
What do you do to get over writer's block?

My Answer: Hello Clc, thank you for the question and for coming by to check out my post. I have already answered your question in the replies above.

divavixenqueen said...

Who is your very favorite author,and which character that
you've written about, is your favorite?

bas1chs said...

Wow, if daydreams are where you find your inspiration, I want to know how to have those kinds of daydreams. Does it come "easy" for you or do you have to work to put ideas into motion so they play out in your daydreams?

jlafount said...

What motivates you to write?

ilona said...

You've answered so many of my questions already in answering previous commentators that I'm not sure what to ask now.

I am interested in knowing if you would ever write anything in a more modern setting?

Donna said...

I love books in a series thanks for sharing

donnasing777@yahoo.com

Krista said...

Hello,

Have you ever written any nonfiction? If not, would you like to?

Ellen Thompson said...

Do you usually have your books mostly planned out before you start writing or do you come up with an idea, start writing and see what happens next?

Helen said...

Do you let any of your real life flow through your books?

mverno said...

where do you get all of your inspiration
mverno@roadrunner.com

Natasha Blackthorne said...

divavixenqueen said...
Who is your very favorite author,and which character that
you've written about, is your favorite?

My Answer: Hello Divavixenqueen, thank you for your question. I have already addressed it in my comments above. :)

bas1chs said...
Wow, if daydreams are where you find your inspiration, I want to know how to have those kinds of daydreams. Does it come "easy" for you or do you have to work to put ideas into motion so they play out in your daydreams?

My Answer: Hello bas1chs, sometimes it is easy and sometimes it is very hard. Ideas themselves are not all that hard to come by. It is the idea that grounds itself enough to be developed into a story that can be hard at times. I try to know what the problems are and to be specific about what I need from my imagination. Talking over issues with writer friends can help. I also try to let my mind have a lot of stimulation. Then I try to just be receptive. Avoiding too much mental or physical fatigue and eating right is also important. Thank you for the question.:)

jlafount said...
What motivates you to write?

My Answer: Hello Jliafount. I have already addressed this question in my comments above. Thank you for stopping by. :)

ilona said...
You've answered so many of my questions already in answering previous commentators that I'm not sure what to ask now.

I am interested in knowing if you would ever write anything in a more modern setting?

My Answer: Hello Ilona, Thank you for the question. I have already addressed it above in the comments. :)

Donna said...
I love books in a series thanks for sharing

Me: Hello Donna, thank you for stopping by. :)

Krista said...
Hello,

Have you ever written any nonfiction? If not, would you like to?

My answer: I have not written any fiction under this penname and I don’t have any plans to write any. Thank you for the question Krista. :)

Ellen Thompson said...
Do you usually have your books mostly planned out before you start writing or do you come up with an idea, start writing and see what happens next?

Me: Hello Ellen, thank you very much for your question. I have already answered it in the replies above. :)

Helen said...
Do you let any of your real life flow through your books?

I am sure it influences my stories but I don’t intentionally aim to let my real life influence my stories. I also don’t ever want to write myself as a character if I can help it. Thank you for the question, Helen. :)

mverno said...
where do you get all of your inspiration

My answer: Hello mverno, I am not exactly sure where all my inspiration comes from. I read a lot from many different genres and also non-fiction. Thank you for the question. :)

Natasha Blackthorne said...

July 9, 2012 8:55 AM

amanda a said...
if you could have one super power what would it be and why

Hello Amanda, I would pick the ability to transfer my thoughts into text on a screen, lol. Thank you for the question. :)



rubyswan said...
Hi I was curious 2know if U've written any bks. about Native American heroes?? Thanx

My Answer: Hello Rubyswan, I have not yet written any stories with a Native American hero. Thank you for the question.

Michelle V said...

Natasha, when you write a story what usually comes to you first, the characters or the story?

Michelle V
romanceinreview AT gmail DOT com

Sherrie said...

How do you break through writer's block? How do you keep motivated?

Maegan Morin said...

Is there any particular reason why you write this genre?

Rissa said...

Do you share what you are writing with friends/family before it's all completed?

Thanks for the chance to win!! raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

Lord SkyOak said...

I very much enjoyed your review, the part were he grabbed her around the waist and she screamed and laughed was great.

Skyoak69@gmail.com

CAJUNMAN12 said...

Natasha, what are your hobbies?
Damian Jarreau

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Michelle V said...
Natasha, when you write a story what usually comes to you first, the characters or the story?

My Answer: Hello Michelle, thank you for stopping by. The characters usually come to me first.


Sherrie said...
How do you break through writer's block? How do you keep motivated?

My Answer: Hello Sherrie, thank you for the question. I have answered above about writer’s block. Usually when a story is speaking to me, I have internal pressure to get it into text.

Maegan Morin said...
Is there any particular reason why you write this genre?

My Answer: I love history and I enjoy exploring relationships between people. Thank you for the question Maegan. :)

Rissa said...
Do you share what you are writing with friends/family before it's all completed?

My Answer: Hello Rissa, thank you for the question. I show my work in progress to my critique partners and beta readers and no one else. None of my relatives are beta readers for me.


CAJUNMAN12 said...
Natasha, what are your hobbies?

My Answer: Hello Cajummani, I like to read and write. :)

kooks said...

Procrastination how do you cure it? LOVE the cover, very evocative!

Ashley's Freelance said...

CONGRATS! Are you excited? I bet you are!!! :)

Sandi Coughlin said...

I would love to win this book.
slc925@yahoo.com

Theresa Haywood Donbroski Johnson said...

how many books have you wrote?

lilbabypug said...

your personal fantasies must find their way into your writing, do any of you actual personal experiences as well?

Kelly N. said...

Ask Natasha a Question

I'm a guy,and would like to ask who you most excite..men or women?

susan1215 said...

What subject do you like to write about the most?


s2s2 at comcast dot net

Carolyn Daley said...

Is there a special someone in your life that inspires or motivates you to write?
darkmysticnight(at)hotmail(dot)com

Caitlyn Kegney said...

As a waitress, student, crafter, and (very) small business owner, I often find it hard to explain "what I do" when people ask. How do you explain what you write when asked in a professional setting?

alynn said...

im sorry if this has been asked but..how do you get the ideas for yourstories?

angie lilly said...

I am sure you get asked this all the time, but how long did it take you to get your first book published?
Angie aka Tofu Fairy
14earth at gmail dot com

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

What is your all time favorite book/series?

Meghan said...

How do you feel about books being made into movies? Would you want any of your books made into a movie if so which ones and who would play the main character

Theresa Haywood Donbroski Johnson said...

I think the book sounds really good & steamy!

brich2222 said...

DO the hubbys get jealous of their wives reading your books?

brich22 at earthlink dot net

Leslie S. said...

Who would you say is your biggest influence in the literary world?

Antonietta Scrofani said...

Hi Natasha,

This looks like a really good read. Definitely put it on my TBR list, IF I don't win a copy! ;0

Why did you choose to write erotica?

Ashley T. said...

What's your favorite color?

Natasha Blackthorne said...

kooks said...
Procrastination how do you cure it? LOVE the cover, very evocative!

My Answer: Hello kooks, I am like anyone else. Sometimes I am tired and need a break. Sometimes I feel driven to work hard and sometimes I work at a measured but steady rate.

Ashley's Freelance said...
CONGRATS! Are you excited? I bet you are!!! :)

My Answer: Yes, I am excited. Thank you for the question Ashley. :)

Sandi Coughlin said...
I would love to win this book.

Dear Sandi, thank you for stopping by. Sorry but I don’t currently have any contests going with this book in them.

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Theresa Haywood Donbroski Johnson said...
how many books have you wrote?

My Answer: Hello Theresa. I have published seven books so far.

lilbabypug said...
your personal fantasies must find their way into your writing, do any of you actual personal experiences as well?

My Answer: Hello Lilbabypug. For me, writing is mostly an exploration. It fascinates me to see someone else’s life play out. What will two individuals like this, with this conflict do once they are set together and opposite each other. One reason I write under a penname is that I want my writing to be about the stories and not me. I know a writer cannot totally escape putting some of themselves into their writing but I’d like for my stories to be more than just my own wish fulfilment. Thank you so much for the question. :)

Kelly N. said...
Ask Natasha a Question

I'm a guy,and would like to ask who you most excite..men or women?
July 13, 2012 12:34 AM

My Answer: I am sorry Kelly, I don’t quite understand what you’re asking. If you’re asking if my stories excite men or women, then I have to say I don’t know. That is for the readers to say. Thank you for the question.

Natasha Blackthorne said...

susan1215 said...
What subject do you like to write about the most?


My Answer: Erotic Historical Romance. Thank you for the question, Susan.

Carolyn Daley said...
Is there a special someone in your life that inspires or motivates you to write?

My Answer: My motivation to write comes from within. However, my husband was the one who urged me to write for publication. Thank you for the question Carolyn. :)

Caitlyn Kegney said...
As a waitress, student, crafter, and (very) small business owner, I often find it hard to explain "what I do" when people ask. How do you explain what you write when asked in a professional setting?

My Answer: Hello Caitlyn. I write under a penname and the issue doesn’t come up in professional settings unrelated to writing. Thank you for the question. :)

alynn said...
im sorry if this has been asked but..how do you get the ideas for your stories?

My Answer: Hello Alynn, thank you for stopping by. I have answered this question in the replies above.

angie lilly said...
I am sure you get asked this all the time, but how long did it take you to get your first book published?

My Answer: Grey’s Lady was my first submission. I submitted it around the beginning of March 2011 and I signed a contract with Total-e-Bound to publish it in the middle of April. It was published August 8, 2011. However, I submitted Waltz of Seduction after Grey’s Lady and it was published by Ellora’s Cave May 2011.


Maria pronounced Mariah said...
What is your all time favorite book/series?

My Answer: Hello Maria, thank you for coming by. I don’t really have one single favorite. There are too many great stories out there. :)

Meghan said...
How do you feel about books being made into movies? Would you want any of your books made into a movie if so which ones and who would play the main character

My Answer: Hello Meghan, thank you for coming to check out my post. When I am writing, I don’t think about my characters being played by movie stars because this would overshadow my own internal view of them. They are unique individuals in my mind, I see them clearly. I don’t want to confuse them with any other person. I have enjoyed many movie adaptations of books that I have loved. Thank you for the questions

Theresa Haywood Donbroski Johnson said...
I think the book sounds really good & steamy!

Me: Thank you, Theresa, for the lovely compliment. :)

brich2222 said...

DO the hubbys get jealous of their wives reading your books?

My Answer: Dear Birch, I have no idea. Thank you for the question. :)

Leslie S. said...
Who would you say is your biggest influence in the literary world?

My Answer: I was an avid reader, especially of historical material, when I was growing up. I can look to no one single influence. I have found value in almost everything I have read in the literary world. Thank you for the question, Leslie.

Antonietta Scrofani said...
Hi Natasha,

This looks like a really good read. Definitely put it on my TBR list, IF I don't win a copy! ;0

Why did you choose to write erotica?

My Answer: Hello Antonietta, thank you for stopping by. I have already answered why I started writing erotic romance above in the comments. :)

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Ashley T. said...
What's your favorite color?

My Answer: Hello Ashley, thank you for checking out my post. I have already answered this question in the comments above. Thank you. :)

Chasity said...

This is such a great blog and this looks like a great read.

Hello Natasha, seeing how you write such amazing erotica, it seems that erotica has had a bit of a jump to mainstream lately any idea why? Also do you think this is good or bad?

corey1971 said...

Were you taught writing at college or did it come naturally for you? (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Chasity said...
This is such a great blog and this looks like a great read.

Hello Natasha, seeing how you write such amazing erotica, it seems that erotica has had a bit of a jump to mainstream lately any idea why? Also do you think this is good or bad?


My Answer: Hello Chasity. Thank you for coming by to check out my post and for the very lovely compliment. You’re very kind. Yes, Close Encounters With The Night Kind is a great blog and the new look is awesome. :D

I haven’t read 50 Shades of Grey yet so I can’t really give opinions on it. I would have to read it and see just how erotic it is. As an erotic romance author, I have concerns about what readers truly expect when they think of *erotica*. I use fairly graphic descriptions and common slang terms. I strive hard to use sexual slang that would be used in the eras I write in. But some readers who read primarily sensual/spicy romance might be a little surprised upon first reading an *erotic* romance if they had a different flavor in mind when they thought of what erotica means. I hope I explained that right. I try to always be clear in my promotions that I am writing very erotic historical romance for those who enjoy that heat level. Thank you for the question. :)

corey1971 said...
Were you taught writing at college or did it come naturally for you? (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

My Answer: Hello Corey. I majored in History in college and I did learn how to write thesis papers. I learned also how to research, how to keep as objective a focus as possible and to organize my thoughts on that research. I also learned that what is commonly accepted as truth may not be true once the historical evidence is examined. I learned to be skeptical until I see something verified in a source for myself. These are all valuable lessons. But I did not learn anything about what it means to write genre fiction. This is a subject I studied on my own and there is no syllabus out there and there’s a lot of fluff and conflicting information available on the subject. It takes time to sort it all out. Writing is also a craft that must be studied and practiced just like any other art, jmo. I try to keep studying and learning as I go. Thank you so much for the question. :)

Gianna said...

What's your favorite book?

Melissa I. said...

I LOVE the sound of this book? and Nikki's Yummy definitely sounds likes it's a yummy with a capital Y!

For someone who has it in her, has always wanted to write a book yet has no formal training and to write something in a similar genre and/or thriller, what advice would you give to somebody on where to begin? Where, when etc. Again, with no writing schooling, but deep desires to learn? My heart and brain have it in me to write as I always write for inner self/well being at home, but to publish and get it out there.....is it scary? As difficult to begin the very first as it feels? Thank you and congrats :)

debi01760 said...

I've read Grey's Lady and your heroines seem to be opposites. What traits do you like your heroines to share or does it depend on the the storyline?

debi01760@hotmail.com

Tobi said...

Is writing an escape? Reading is an escape for me! Thanks for the giveaway! <3

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