Sunday, September 30, 2012

Giveaway and Interview with a few of the Indie Rom Com Authors!!

 
Welcome to the First Group Addition of The Rack!  I’m so happy to have you all here visiting and sharing your newest work.  Don’t mind the noise from the prison… err guests, they get noisy during their…treatments..lol.  I had one of the older racks cleaned and brought down so we can use as a table.  The claw marks are still there but that adds to its charm.  Besides we have automized ones installed now, where a button does all the work. I keep these around for when I am feeling playful and need a good…workout.
 
Would any of you like some refreshments before we get started?
Leigh:  I’ll take a glass of blood red wine. 
Leia: Great to be here. *cringing at screams in the background* Uh, I think
Caris: Uh, I think I’m going to need a couple of tequila shots.  *gulp*
Deborah: I'll take the blood of a young blond male virgin, shaken, not stirred, please. And with ice.
 

Nikki:  That’s Marcus’ favorite!!         
Amanda: Absolutely. I love a good cocktail.




Just scoot Marcus out of the way, he is still getting used to visitors, and I know his size can be intimidating (Marcus is one of my spiders).  It’s too early for him to feel frisky enough to play. That’s AriaJ  And then of course their offspring are around here somewhere…lol.

So tell us ladies, are you excited about the conference?  I am!! When I’m topside I can look for new…additions to add to my….collection down here.  Muahahah J
Leia: *shudders* My god! He’s big enough to ride!
So tell us ladies, are you excited about the conference?  I am!! When I’m topside I can look for new…additions to add to my….collection down here.  Muahahah J

Leigh:  I’m so excited I’ve already started collecting all my goodies to bring to the conference J
Leia: As long as you don’t consider me an “addition” then, yes, I’m excited too.
Eve: I am terrified about going to the conference as any travel outside of an hour area from my home makes me panic lol. But, I can’t resist the chance to meet some of the readers and bloggers I’ve gotten to know since I began my writing career. (That and Lucifer has promised me a special punishment if I don’t get off my fat ass and rope in more minions to love him).
Caris: So, excited about the conference!
Deborah: I am SO excited about the conference! It will be my first as an attending author. I can't wait. Most of all, I am looking forward to meeting my readers in persona, and, of course, my fellow authors and bloggers!




Tell us a little bit about the genre you write in.
Leigh:  I write erotic paranormal romance.
Leia: I write mostly paranormal romance and a bit of contemporary erotic (with BDSM themes so I know all about your little dungeon and I haven’t decided whether to volunteer to be strung up on the wall or run away screaming).
Eve: I write mostly paranormal romance, with sci-fi being a close second. My stories are usually chock full of humor, unexpected twists, heroines you either love or hate, and heroes determined to make you drool.
Annabel:  I write BDSM erotic romance. I mostly write contemporary but I’ve got a couple of historicals too. Oh, and a couple straight erotica titles, no romance. Oh, and this year I also published a “vanilla” (non-BDSM) novel under the pen name Molly Joseph. So basically, I’m all over the map!
 
Caris: I do vamps.  Wait a minute!  That didn’t sound right!  Uh, okay, I write hunky warrior vampires, world in jeopardy, women with emerging powers…


 
Deborah: I write fantasy romance with lots of erotic scenes. Oh, and it features gorgeous male elves as the heroes. In my debut book, "Bound to the Prince", an elven prince falls in love with a human woman and abducts her to become his pleasure slave, although she will become so much more to him and he'll need her to save his throne in the elven realms.  Personally, I call my genre H.E.R. (Hot Elven Romance). *lol* I also write erotic romance, YA mystery novels and historical romance.
Amanda: I enjoy reading and writing erotic paranormal romance. Supernatural men...need I say more?

 

 


Who is the character that in your opinion everyone is going to fall in love with?
Leigh:  This is a hard question I know mostly everyone would choose one of their male character’s but I feel that the females that read Angel of Death will love the strong kick ass Mika Shadow who’s a day walking vampire and works as a hired assassin Mika finds herself facing the kidnappers who shattered her world as a young girl by abducting her from her mother. Soon, her past comes roaring back to life, and, as she is dealing with those demons, Mika also finds herself falling for her target. She has only four strict rules for either selecting a mission or dismissing it - and the fourth and final one: no emotions allowed - falls flat the minute she meets Domonic...
Leia: Geo from my most recent PNR book Destiny Bewitched. He’s a demon trapped in the Underworld trying to get home. He meets Samantha, a feisty witch who’s looking for her younger sister. They make a deal to help each other with their goal and, of course, fall in love along the way. Geo is the ultimate alpha hero. Strong, protective, tender and romantic, but commanding and dominant when he needs to be. And Samantha is a trip. She’s a funny, down-to-earth, brave, loyal chick with a curse that makes her magic out of control. Together they are an adorable pair with sizzling chemistry, witty banter, and of course, hot, rough sex.

Eve: Yeah, that would be the non leading man in several of my books, Lucifer. Damned demon keeps stealing the spotlight. You can meet him yourself in my Welcome To Hell series. But be careful, the last thing you want is for him to notice you. He might try and make you a victim in his matchmaking schemes otherwise.
 

Annabel: I did a poll on my site a few months ago where I pitted all my various dominants against each other and the two winners were Matthew from my book Mercy and Jeremy from my Comfort series (Comfort Object/Caressa’s Knees/Odalisque). Mercy is about a rich businessman who falls for a troubled ballet dancer, making her do sexual stuff way outside her comfort zone. It sounds scary but it’s pretty hot and they do find their way to a happily-ever-after. In Comfort Object, Jeremy hires a professional submissive to travel around the world with him to movie sets, and hmm, what’s a nice way to say this? He makes sure he gets his money’s worth out of her! Of course, with these books being romance they end up in love.

I think my readers like Matthew and Jeremy so much because they’re hardass, wild-type dominants. Somehow it’s more fun and exciting to see a really bad boy get tamed by love.
Caris: Ethan, in EMBRACE THE MAGIC!  He’s a blood-starved mastyr vampire, looking for his blood rose, a woman who can satisfy his needs, all kinds of needs.   She turns out to be half-fae, half-human.  When her fae-power suddenly goes wild, he’s the only one who can calm her the hell down long enough to get her energy headed in the right direction.  Together they save the world and get tangled up in bed…a lot!
Deborah: I already mentioned him above - Elathan, my elven prince and hero of my novel "Bound to the Prince". He's a multi-layered character. Although he's very iron-willed and dominant (both sexually and in life - after all, he's royalty and used to all the Fae succumbing to his wishes), he is suffering from unbearable loneliness, and still hurts from a terrible loss the humans inflicted on him centuries ago. You could say that he's not exactly fond of humans when he meets my heroine, Igraine. Here is my book blurb:
Some people believe that beneath our own world, separated only by a thin veil of human disbelief, there is another one - an ancient land of myths and legends, a place where magical creatures dwell. What would happen if one of them walked the streets of London at night?
Once a proud warrior, elven prince Elathan was living in exile, fallen from grace and separated from his own people. He wanted the mortal woman the moment he saw her standing on Blackfriars Bridge, staring down into the darkness with unbearable pain in her eyes. This strangely compelling female also happened to have luscious curves that made his body ache with desire. Naturally, he decided to hunt the woman down, drag her to his lair and command her to become his slave of pleasure. But would her frail human body survive a night of untamed passion in the arms of a Fae?
After a devastating breakup with her fiancé, Igraine Chandler was spending her honeymoon in England all by herself, her life utterly bereft of meaning. For who could ever love a plain, slightly overweight nurse from New Jersey with nothing left but a broken heart and her lost dreams of a home and a family? But she never imagined that she would soon set out into a world beyond her wildest dreams, and help a prince reclaim his throne...
Amanda: I have book set to release in January, Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3) and I think the leading man will claim many paranormal romance fan’s hearts. He is a vampire king with some very dark secretes and tortured memories.Hadrian is considered a beast amongst the vampires, most fear him but any smart woman, like the heroine, would know Hadrian just needs a good...cuddle.


How would you rate the sex scenes throughout the series?
Leigh:  So hot you might want to make sure that the all batteries are working in your toys before you start reading…you have been warned. 
Leia: Steamy, but with dominant men who like to take charge.
Eve: Um, hot, to scorching, to OMG. Lol. I like the door wide open.
 
Annabel:  I’ve been told my sex scenes are pretty intense. Sometimes I don’t know if that’s good and bad. I guess it depends on how kinky you are, lol. When I write a sex scene, I try to give it an emotional depth as well as erotic thrills. I also like to mix it up within books and series. If I have a really intense, serious scene, I’ll try to follow it up with something more playful and laid-back. There are so many ways for people to connect sexually, so there’s never any reason to write boring or repetitive sex scenes!
 


Caris: Super-hot and lots of them, but mostly *scream*…get Marcus the hell away from me!  Whew, okay that’s better.  Yes, super-sexy and always based on the couple, what they’re into, who they are, their backgrounds…
Nikki:  Sorry About that Caris!!!  He loves the Ladies!!
Deborah: Much hotter than in mainstream romance, and more frequent, with a touch of kink. After all, the book is called "Bound to the Prince". ;-)
 
Amanda: The sex scenes are getting more and more...heated as the series progresses. On average, I would rate the spice at 4 out of 5.
 



Do any of your books contain some of these? (passes around a toy box filled to the brim with all manner of sex toys, lubes, ropes, and lotions)
Leigh:  Not at this point but one of my favorite scenes in Angel of Death is where Mika goes to Domonic’s office wearing nothing but her rain coat and some high heels…I’ll leave the rest for you to find out. 
Leia:  Hell yeah! My BDSM erotic romance, 31 Flavors of Kink, contains ALL sorts of yummy toys. From handcuffs to crops and something delicious called The Throbbinator. And even a cucumber ;) Don’t worry. It’s not what you think.
Eve:  Not usually. My heroes prefer the hands and tongue-on approach.
 
Annabel:  Ooh, tons of sex toys in my books. Dildos, butt plugs, rope, cuffs, harnesses and chastity belts and all manner of spanking implements of course, from plexiglass canes to plain old kitchen wooden spoons (which really sting, by the way!) Several of my heroes are into tingly-type lubes also, which is always fun when the submissive isn’t allowed to come.
 


Caris: Somebody usually gets tied up, though often it’s with a clever dose of preternatural power…
 
Deborah: Well … there might be some kind of rope … but it's magical. My elven hero, Elathan, is a tree-former, so he's able to make roots and branches move and grow according to his will. I don't want to spoil the fun for my readers, so that's all I can say about it.

Amanda: Oh, yes. I don’t want to give too much away, but Caressed by a Crimson Moon will have a scene featuring the ropes and a few other bedroom goodies.




These ladies will be down here partying with me throughout the year until we reach the BIG Event!!  My collection….err  Indie Romance Conference.  You may already be familiar with a few of these talented gals and have seen them featured here at CEWTNK!!

Let’s get you ladies suited up!!!  It’s time to go exploring, but before we leave you will need a few things, and a drink is definitely one of them!!
Wine, mixed drink, or straight up? 
Leigh:  A nice sweet glass of red wine
Leia:  Mixed drink. Preferably something sweet, thank you. *looks around dungeon suspiciously* On second thought, no thanks. I think I need to keep my wits about me.
Eve: One small shooter and I’m giggling
Annabel: This is kind of funny but I have sulfite allergies so when I drink wine I turn very red and dizzy and usually fall over. I do slightly better with mixed drinks. I’m a lightweight. It’s sad.
Caris: Mixed drink, preferably margaritas, on the rocks, with salt…
Deborah: Mixed drink. I love cocktails.
 
Amanda: I will take a Grey Goose martin, dirty


Leather straps or chains?
Leigh:  Both ;)
Leia:  Chains sound cold! Leather
Eve: Um, where’s the exit?
Annabel: I’d say leather straps. I’m a strap girl through and through. Chains are so heavy and cold. *shudder*
Caris: Both.  Please!
Deborah: It'll be leather for me, please.

Amanda: I look damn good in leather.
 
Cat-o-nine, braided leather, or chain length whip?
Leigh:  Chain Length Whips
Leia: Ack! *eyes the door* Umm…I think your spider’s calling you.
Eve: Braided leather on someone else J
Annabel: I cannot answer this. *runs away screaming*
 


Nikki: Marcus!! Go get Annabel back before she gets lost in level 9...She'll be chained up on a wall and begging me to never let her off!!! I want her to finish the questions!!

Caris: I’m a sucker for braided leather.
Deborah: Braided Leather.
Amanda: Braided leather, please.
 
Collar and Leash or Adornment?
Leigh:  Black Studded Collar and Leash
Leia: Oooh! Adornment sounds lovely. Wait. What’s that you’re holding? No. No, no, no. Collar! I pick collar!
Eve:  Collars are hot.
Annabel: Ooh, collar and leash. I knew this guy who had the nastiest, most smutty fantasies of what to do with a woman on a leash. I tried to put some of them into a book once and my editor nixed them. She said they were too sordid for the masses and made me delete those sections. Haha!
Nikki: Good!! I'll just leave them on then...thank you Marcus..
Caris: Collar-and-leash…
Deborah: Collar and Leash.
Amanda: Ooo, I like both...can’t decided.

 
Fishnets or garterbelt?
Leigh:  Fishnets 
Leia: Now fishnets I can say unequivocally yes! They’re sexy but most of all, harmless.
Eve: Garters
Annabel: Garter belt! I love garter belts, stockings, corsets, bustiers, all that stuff. Actually, fishnets too. If it’s lingerie, especially garter belts and stockings, bring it on. Lingerie has been a huge part of several of my books. In my novel Owning Wednesday, that was how the submissive heroine signaled to the dominant hero that she wanted to play hard—she put on a garter belt and stockings. He bought her an entire armoire full of sets!
Caris: Garterbelt…
Deborah:  Garterbelt.

Amanda: Ooo, I like both...can’t decided.

 
 
Leather pants, mini, or a long skirt silted up both sides?
Leigh:  Long skirt silted up both sides.
Leia: Hmm…Long skirt with slits. Gives me that Princess Leia look ;)
Eve: Ooh, gotta love a slit.
Annabel:  I love a cute mini with tights and boots.
Caris: Long skirt slitted up both sides…
Deborah: I'm a pants girl, so I think leather pants and lots of cleavage is very sexy.
Amanda: A mini will go with my shoes better than a long skirt or pants. I am all about shoes.

 
Lace up boots or high heels?
Leigh:  High Heels
Leia: Boots! With lots of buckles. *eyes handsy cyborg* And maybe a hidden knife.
Eve: Barefoot.
Nikki:  Eve..err...it gets...slippery!!
Annabel:  BOOTS!!!
Caris: High heels…
Deborah:  Knockin' da boots!

Amanda: High heeled laced up boots - love it!
 
 
Ball gag, manacles, or blindfold?
Leigh:  Blindfold
Leia: Don’t I get a safeword?
Eve: Still looking for that exit… 
Annabel:  Oh, that’s tough. Ball gags are so intense and kinda humiliating, so I’ll go with that.
Caris: Manacles…
Deborah: Blindfold.

Amanda: A silken blindfold is a lot of fun.
 
 
The rack or the whipping post?
Leigh:  Whipping post
Leia: The exit!
Eve: Rack.
Annabel:  Racks are nice. It’s harder to flinch away.
Caris: Whipping post…
Deborah: Rack.


 
 
 
Candle wax or clamps?
Leigh:  Clamps
Leia: Pass?
Eve: Ow!
Nikki:  No Eve!  Your not supposed to put them there!!
Annabel:  I’m a clamp girl. I love the complete evilness of clamps. They hurt going on, they hurt while they’re on, then they hurt like hell when they’re taken off. What’s not to love?
Caris: Candle wax…
 
Deborah: Sign me up for a waxing.

Amanda: Candles are perfect for ambiance, gives the room a great touch and the wax...very versatile.





Blonde, red-head, or Brunette?   
Leigh:  Midnight Black
Annabel:  I’ve written all three kinds of heroines. I have to say I love the redheads the best because they tend to be fiery, but all my heroines kick ass, so… When it comes to heroes I usually go with brown or blond. Writing a redhead hero is on my to-do list though.

Amanda: Does it matter? If he’s hot, he’s hot.

This is Damien, my personal favorite.   He is a shape-shifting demon that can turn into any fantasy you have at ANY time while you are in any postion. The humans are kept on the upper levels even though I’m slowly weeding them out.  They just can’t seem to handle our….services.  And of course, the further down you go the more of the paranormal comes to light.  So …what’s your poison?   We also have a new level of shapeshifting demons that can take on ANY form you want…Just like my Damien  ……it’s actually quite amusing if you want to switch during….you get the picture!!!
 
 Leia: Any form you say? How about you tie me to that bed over there and have Johnny Depp give me an erotic rubdown while whispering sweet nothings in my ear. In his Jack Sparrow voice.
Nikki:  Any Form...Azeral is better with impressions, I'll send him over
Eve: I’ll take a purple alien with an alpha complex any day!
Deborah: Well, if he could switch between Alexander Skarsgard, Chris Hemsworth and Benedict Cumberbatch appearance, I'll take one of those shape-shifting demons, too, please! No, better send me two. Just in case I break one after too much usage. I have a nice dungeon in my basement ready for them. Here's my credit card number.
Nikki:  I think Lucius is just what you need.  So you want take out...lol...I'll just be riggggghhhht back with this.

Amanda: The first paranormal romance books I read featured vampires, so I will have to go with an old tried and true. However, I'm really intrigued by the tattooed incubi...
 
While I take these ladies on their.....tour, I leave you to look at the giveaway books!!  Good luck!!
 
The task at hand? Save the elder vampires from the plague of "the endless sleep." As a hired assassin, Mika Shadow knows not to let emotions get in the way. Given her skills and gifts, she's known as the Chosen One amongst her people. During her mission to steal the formula for anti-aging, and the elixir of life for the vampires, Mika finds herself facing the kidnappers who shattered her world as a young girl and abducted her from her mother. Her past comes roaring back to life! As she is dealing with those demons, Mika also finds herself falling for her target. She only has four strict rules for selecting a mission or dismissing it. The fourth and final one - No emotions allowed - falls flat the minute she meets Domonic.
Leigh is actually offering winner's choice of one of her books!!  You can take a look at the rest here:  http://www.amazon.com/Leigh-Savage/e/B002BLYBRE/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_
 
Deemed “trailer trash” by humans and the daughter of the most disgraceful family of witches and warlocks since the Puritan age, Samantha is used to fighting her own battles. When her younger sister is taken to the Underworld, Sam doesn't hesitate to rescue her. To survive the harsh land, she makes a deal with a demon — the most dangerous of creatures in the realm. Even with those lustrous horns, Geo is as hot as the hell she's stuck in. Fighting nasty beasts in a supernatural version of the gladiator games is easy compared to falling in love with a man who has no future to offer.
Roasted at the stake as a witch, while her lover watches, Ysabel sells her soul to the devil in return for revenge. A fair trade until her ex-boyfriend escapes the bowels of Hell and she's forced to team up with a demon to fetch the jerk back. Remy's seen a lot of things during his tenure in Lucifer's guard, but nothing can prepare him for the witch with the acerbic tongue--and voluptuous figure. Her mouth says 'Screw you, ' but her body screams 'Take me.' What's a poor demon to do when his heart makes things even more complicated by goading him to make her his, forever? Before he can decide if his demonizing days are done, though, he needs to catch the bad guys, save the girl and then find a way to convince her to love him and not kill him.
 
 An elven prince without a throne.

A mortal woman without hope, stolen from her own world to fulfill his every desire.

A choice of love and death that could bind them together forever.


Some people believe that beneath our own world, separated only by a thin veil of human disbelief, there is another one—an ancient land of myths and legends, a place where magical creatures dwell. What would happen if one of them walked the streets of London at night?

Once a proud warrior, elven prince Elathan was living in exile, fallen from grace and separated from his own people. He wanted the mortal woman the moment he saw her standing on Blackfriars Bridge, staring down into the darkness with unbearable pain in her eyes. This strangely compelling female also happened to have luscious curves that made his body ache with desire. Naturally, he decided to hunt the woman down, drag her to his lair and command her to become his slave of pleasure. But would her frail human body survive a night of untamed passion in the arms of a Fae?

After a devastating breakup with her fiancé, Igraine Chandler was spending her honeymoon in England all by herself, her life utterly bereft of meaning. For who could ever love a plain, slightly overweight nurse from New Jersey with nothing left but a broken heart and her lost dreams of a home and a family? But she never imagined that she would soon set out into a world beyond her wildest dreams, and help a prince reclaim his throne...

Set in a medieval fantasy world of noble knights, monsters and magicians, honor, betrayal and revenge, Bound to the Prince is a romance influenced by Celtic mythology and Arthurian legends. But in its heart, it's a story of a woman's inner development to a new, strong, self; uninhibited desire, boundless love, loss and sacrifice.
 
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16 comments:

Leigh Savage said...

Hello everyone I'm happy to stop in to see everyone.

Emily said...

Well, that's tough. I'm going to go with spanking bench and implements. Thanks for the interview, it was great! And funny.

Jean MP said...

Great interview, loved reading it. My choice would be spanking toys.

Linda said...

Restraints and his hands, =) *he he*

Happy Monday & Thanks for the giveaway!

//Linda

susanmp said...

Favorite dungeon toy: Paddles or straps! His hand would work just as well....

Awesome interview and Eve: I LOVE Lucifer!!

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Melissa B said...

Hi, guys! GREAT interview!
I'm so excited about this conference, and meeting you guys face to face!!
And OMG, lol at the dungeon toys!! And I'm a V kinda gal, so going w/ WAX here...: D

Joanne said...

I've always been intrigued with the St. Andrew's Cross.
Thanks for the great interview.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

That was so cute. Great job Nikki!

laurie bittenbyparanormalromance said...

Oh my, I can see we are going to be having fun next October. LOL.

Awesome job ladies!

crystalg123 said...

I am going to go with the kneeling bench and the restraints and maybe a riding crop or two ;)

cguidroz2(at)cox(dot)net

Cathy V said...

Great interview. I think I would have to go with restraints and a flogger :)
kitcat76(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kat said...

Saint Andrews Cross

Kassandra said...

Restraints are a must!! Possibly a blind fold of some sort. I don't do blood play but I would like some discipline please ;)

Kassandra
sionedkla@gmail.com

Susan W. said...

Now that was fun! I'm going to have to go with blindfold and restraints. It's the anticipation!
suz2(at)cox(dot)net

Kathy L. said...

That was fun, can't wait until October next year!

Leigh Savage said...

This has been such a great time I'd like to thank everyone and I can't wait until next year!!!!

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