Friday, 31 October 2014

Weekend Reading

Elevators, strap-ons and pitch black clubs… need I say more?


Title of book: Compromising Situations

Name of author: Susan Laine

Genre: MM/Contemporary/BDSM

Brief description of main characters:

Jared Owens: Hazel eyes, dark brown hair, lean and lithe, average height, an assistant to the CFO at a greentch company, a sub.

Grant Kendrick: Blond hair, blue eyes, tall, imposing, muscular, the CFO at a greentech company, a Dom.

Setting: Manhatten, New York

Length: 26k

Blurb: Jared Owens’ boss, Grant Kendrick, is always on his case. One night, Jared and Grant get trapped in an elevator during a blackout. Jared learns Grant is a Dom who wants Jared as his sub. Can these two men find a compromise, or do they find themselves in a compromising situation?

What’s hot?: Hot sex in a stuck elevator during a blackout





Title of book: Demons Within

Name of author: Rhiannon Ayers

Genre: Contemporary BDSM Erotica, MMF

Description of main characters:

Sidri McKenna: 5'5", 140 lbs, auburn hair, green eyes, heart-shaped face, breathtakingly beautiful with a perfect hourglass figure and legs that go on for miles. Extremely Dominant personality.

Tatum McAllister: 6'7", 220lbs, blond hair, blue eyes, extremely muscular with a full eight-pack and arms the size of tree-trunks, heart of gold since he'd protect the whole world if he could, extremely Dominant personality

Allen Heras: 5'9", 180 lbs, black hair so dark it has blue highlights in the sun, coffee-with-cream skin, Colombian heritage, heavily muscled, trim waist, considered far, far too perfect to be called merely "handsome"

Setting: Houston, Texas

Length: 103,257 Words

Blurb: Sidri and Tatum always knew they needed a third, and they want Allen to be that man. But when the demons from Allen’s horrific past show up, Sidri and Tatum realize the real battle isn’t convincing Allen to love them—It’s convincing him he’s worth loving in the first place.

What’s hot?: Light D/s with a strap-on and cock harness

Title of book: In the Blind (Club Blind #1)

Name of author:  S.J. Maylee

Genre: Erotic Romance with D/s

Description of main characters:

Jane is about 5’6” tall with brown hair and brown eyes.

Rob is a little older, 6’ tall with brown hair and blue eyes.

Setting: Club Blind is located in Chicago

Length: 79 pages

Blurb: Jane thinks she’s ready to take the risks her business and love life desperately need. Rob’s still punishing himself for a broken relationship that wasn’t meant to last. If they can open their hearts, it might lead them directly to each other where they can discover their truth. If not, they may forever stay in the blind.

What’s hot: A night of sex at Club Blind with a stranger in a pitch black setting




Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Writing Cowboy Stories

This month’s author talking about writing a new genre is Bella Settarra.

From Sailors to Cowboys...

My first series, ‘Sirens and Sailors’ was based on a mythical island and set in the future.  I wrote the series almost by accident.  I had been to a reader/author event in Scarborough, a seaside town in the north of England, and was inspired by the Erotic Romance genre, something I hadn't thought of writing before.  I bought the book of the event, ‘Smut by the Sea’ a set of short erotic stories set in and around the sea.




On my journey home I started to think about what I would have written if I had been one of the authors with the same brief, and I started writing ‘Last of the Sirens’.  That ‘short story’ turned into a whole novella, and the first book in a series of six.



My publisher for that series was Siren Publishing, a brilliant company to work with.  After writing that series I decided to try something different.  I wanted to prove to myself that I wasn’t a one-trick pony, and that Siren wasn’t the only publisher who would take me on.  I wrote ‘Ménage on Moone Mountain’, which is the first in a series called ‘The Men of Moone Mountain’, and was delighted when Etopia Press accepted it.




This is a cowboy romance, with M/M/F relationship.  For a Brit to write about cowboys it poses quite a challenge – we don’t have cowboys or ranches in Britain (although I do live on a farm).  However, when it was pointed out to me that people who write sci-fi stories rarely go into space, and those who write about vampires don’t usually get to meet any, I realized that it was just possible that I could do this, with some help – and a lot of research!  I sincerely hope that I have managed to make the story plausible and the setting authentic and hope that my American readers will forgive any anomalies. 


Apart from being my first book with Etopia, and my first Cowboy Romance,  ‘Ménage on Moone Mountain’ is also my first M/M/F story.  I really wanted to stretch myself as a new author.  I did write a ménage relationship in ‘Ménage of the Siren’ and also as a secondary element in ‘Sacrifices of the Siren’, but they were both M/F/M relationships.  I love writing ménage stories and intend to write more of them if readers enjoy them.


I had written an M/M relationship in ‘Secrets of the Siren’ and enjoyed making Travis and Kent bi-sexual for MoMM.  I wanted Travis and Kent to both be dominant men, which was fun when they were together before Brooke became their third.  They both had to vie for their position as most dominant, unlike the relationship of the pirates in ‘Secrets of the Siren’, where there was definitely one more submissive and one more dominant character.


My newest book, ‘Dallas at Midnight’ is with Siren Publishing.  This is a M/F Cowboy Romance, which I actually wrote at the request of a reader. This is the first of a different series, ‘Midnight in Montana’ where people are more conventional.  There will be a ménage in this series, but in Midnight this would be unusual, whereas on Moone Mountain it is considered perfectly normal.



I know where I’d rather live.

All books are available at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk or Bookstrand


Thank you, Bella. That was terrific. Good luck with writing cowboy! Next month is Susan Laine talking about writing steampunk!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Works-in-progress

Update on Works-in-progress:


‘Alien Manhunt 2’ – will be published by Evernight in a few weeks.

Planning to let his mates act out their fantasies, Suva takes them to his home planet of Espoornia and lets submissive Taran chase dominant Greg for a change, with a sneaky scheme to end it all in a marriage ceremony.  Alien Manhunt 2 is the continuing story of three aliens, Greg - a human, Suva - an Espoornian, and Taran - a Cinattran.

But Suva’s plans go awry from the start and one of them is hunted for real. Worried about the one captured being sold or killed, the remaining two have a hard time searching for the other. But then they find themselves in danger, too! Will they escape? Will they ever be free to marry?


BDSM manor story (title STILL to be decided but possibly BDSM Weekend) has been started. This is a follow on to the ‘taster’ short story for Luminosity (Kink After Dinner) – this is an MFM story set in England in an country manor that holds BDSM events.

'Two's company, three's a crowd'. At least that's what Caroline thought when a friend of her husband turns up at the English country manor where they are staying, which was famous for its BDSM events. They were booked in for a weekend of exciting activities and she wasn't expecting him to be watching them!

She soon realises, though, that two 'heads' are better than one - or at least two dicks - but can she really let a virtual stranger spank, whip and flog her like her husband? She has four days to find out!


Third in ‘The Haunt of the Wolves’ series will feature Rafe from the last story plus a female werewolf and a Dominant human. Haven’t plotted the story yet.


Second in ‘Captured in Space’ series will feature Garin’s sister, Tianna, and her kidnappers two Imperial Princes. Plotting only just started.


‘Alien Manhunt 3’ – the last in this series will feature Greg, Suva and Taran again and will take place on Earth with Suva being hunted this time. Haven’t plotted the story yet.


Friday, 24 October 2014

Weekend Reading

A photo shoot, use of a willow tree and a balcony 50 floors up – just some of the sexy things our authors have dreamed up in their sex scenes this week.


Title of book: Mr Innocent

Name of author: Angel Ray

Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance

Description of main characters:

Lexi Gifford, 5 feet 4 inches, green eyes, long raven hair, average weight

Theodore (Theo) Logan, 6 feet, strong physique, short brown hair, brown eyes, average weight

Setting: present day New York

Length: 40 pages

Blurb: Lexi Gifford is the editor of a popular women’s magazine named Innocent. She begins a passionate affair with her younger hunky new assistant Theodore Logan who goes by Theo. Theo is a rather naive and virginal farm boy from Iowa. Lexi is thirty-two and Theo is eighteen.

What's hot?: Sex in a studio during a photo-shoot






Title of book: Her Bear Protector (The Protectors 1)

Name of author: Doris O’Connor

Genre: Paranormal BDSM

Description of main characters:

Ronan Bernhard, Bear Shifter, 31, six and a half feet, messy short brown hair, brown eyes, stubbly masculine jaw, hard features, inked sleeves on both arms, rides a Harley.

Tina Snowdon, 24, Human, carries a few extra pounds, five foot eight, big bust, green eyes, long black hair, pale complexion.

Setting: Small village in Cumbria, UK

Length: 34,181 words

Blurb: When you’re the village protector, claiming a human should be out of the question. To do so will place Tina in danger, but when his bear scents his mate, fate has other ideas. To watch over her from afar is suddenly not an option anymore.

What’s hot?: Lots of hot and kinky sex, and inappropriate use of a Willow tree.






Title of book: Cover Him with Darkness: a romance
 
Name of author: Janine Ashbless

Genre: Paranormal thriller/hot romance

Description of main characters:

  1. Azazel, fallen angel, several billion years old, 6ft+ (he gets taller when he’s angry), eyes usually silver (but run away if they turn red. Really: run and keep running…)
  2. Milja Petak: 23 years old, 5’8” (Montenegrins tend to be tall), brown eyes, brown hair, civil engineer
  3. Egan Kansky: 6ft, blond hair, grey eyes, Irish-American, all-round-nice-guy-and-IT-security-dude (that’s what he says anyway, but oh boy is he lying about both)
 Setting: Modern-day Montenegro + Boston +Burning Man Festival

Length: 80K+

Blurb: If you loved an angel, how far would you fall with him? When Milja falls in love with the damned angel imprisoned for centuries beneath her home, she risks her family, her life and her very soul. And when she dares to set him free, all hell breaks loose.

What’s hot?: Sex on a restaurant balcony wall … fifty floors up!



Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Things that go bump in the night!

How do you research werewolves?

This is one of the questions I am discussing over
on KD Grace’s blog as part of the ‘Things That Go Bump In The Night’ series, along with what details from myths were included in my story ‘The Last Werewolf’ – for instance, are they immortal and can only be killed with the ‘silver bullet’?

How do they shift shapes, eg, do they go through agony as their bones change or is it instantaneous.

These questions, and more, were particularly important since this was co-written with another author, the lovely Susan Laine, so we both needed to be on the same page!


Check it out. http://kdgrace.co.uk/

Monday, 20 October 2014

Jennifer Denys books by genre

If you prefer a particular genre and are not sure which of my books to read here is a run-down – each list of titles is in order of publication:

Paranormal (werewolves) – The Last Werewolf, Collared by Wolves, Torn Between Two Lovers

Contemporary (eg, set in the current day) – Just Good Friends, The Submission Challenge, Friendly Seduction, Submissive Training, Friend or Foe, The Sub Who Switched, Retraining the Sub, The Last Werewolf, Collared by Wolves, Retraining the Dom, Torn Between Two Lovers, Kink After Dinner

Sci-fi/futuristic – Wife for Three, Chasing Emily, Bounty Hunters’ Captive, Alien Manhunt, Alien Manhunt 2 (coming in Nov)
 
BDSM – The Submission Challenge, Submissive Training, The Sub Who Switched, Retraining the Sub, Collared by Wolves, Retraining the Dom, Torn Between Two Lovers, Kink After Dinner (other books have some elements of BDSM in them, eg, spanking etc, but as a minor element in the story)

MF (male/female) - Just Good Friends, The Submission Challenge, Friendly Seduction, Submissive Training (has an MFM scene at the end), Friend or Foe, The Sub Who Switched, Retraining the Sub (has a foursome scene at the end), Retraining the Dom (has an MFM scene towards the end), Kink After Dinner

MFM/M or more (female shared between two or more men where the men are not sexually/romantically involved) – Wife for Three (MFMM), Chasing Emily (MFM), Collared by Wolves (MFMMM), Bounty Hunters’ Captive (MFM), Torn Between Two Lovers (MFM)

MMF (two men are bisexual) – The Last Werewolf
 
MMM (gay story, only men allowed!) – Alien Manhunt, Alien Manhunt 2 (coming in Nov)

Older hero or heroine or both – Jessie in Just Good Friends is 37, Emily in Chasing Emily is late 40s and older than the heroes, both Trey and Olivia in Retraining the Dom are late 40s-50 although Olivia is older, Beth and her Dom are in their 50s in Kink After Dinner.

Humorous or with a fair amount of humour in them – Just Good Friends, Friendly Seduction, Friend or Foe, Bounty Hunters’ Captive


Saturday, 18 October 2014

Feature on Female First!

Female First website are featuring me today!

Find out more about my latest book ‘Kink After Dinner’ along with how the heroine is based on me, how I plan to bring my love of genealogy into my writing one day, and why I was drawn to writing erotic fiction.