Sunday, May 26, 2013

Visiting with Cynthia Sax

Today my guest is Cynthia Sax. She's dropped by to chat about her upcoming release "He Watches Me" - so let's chat...

How long have you been writing?

I’ve always written. I started writing daily in my SUPER SECRET diary. Often I wrote romance twists on the fairy tales I loved. When I was a teenager, I wrote for a daily and weekly newspaper, covering town council meetings, giant pot holes, and other exciting news. I didn’t know I wasn’t supposed to report on the Mayor’s tie choices, the real reason why the newly-wed Treasurer was late for the meeting, and what one police officer thought should be used to fill the giant pot hole. I developed such a cult following, making our tiny town famous, that the editor of the daily newspaper offered me a full-time job upon graduation. I declined that flattering offer, moved to writing daily blogs and eventually I returned to my first love – writing romances.

How long have you been a published author?

My first release, Dragon Lord’s Mate, was published in December 2009.

What titles do you have available?

I’m fortunate to have over 50 short stories and novellas released. I’m extremely excited about my three July releases from Avon Impulse. He Watches Me, He Touches Me, and He Claims Me form The Seen Trilogy. This serial explores the unconventional romance between an enigmatic billionaire and a not-so-innocent virgin.

What made you choose the subject of this book?

One hot summer night, I was gazing at a neighbor’s pool with envy and thinking “It would be so easy to jump the fence tonight, after everyone has gone to bed, and swim.” This is exactly what Anna, the heroine of He Watches Me, does. She hops her neighbor’s fence, strips naked in his backyard, and skinny dips (and does more) in his pool. What she doesn’t know is her billionaire neighbor, Blaine, has been watching her nightly nude swims.

Do you have any new titles coming soon?

After The Seen Trilogy releases, I have the two remaining stories in my sexy SciFi Warlord Series (the first two stories being Warlord’s Bounty and Warlord Unarmed) coming out. I really love this series. I cried when I wrote the final story. I didn’t want to see the series end.

What is your favourite genre and why?

I love erotic romance and I can’t imagine ever moving out of this genre. I grew up on a farm and we talked about the bulls and the cows at the breakfast table. I think sex is a key part of a healthy adult romantic relationship and as my farming granddad used to say “Ya gotta call a spade a spade.”

As for sub-genres, I like to write in all of them. I’m trying to stick to the three sub-genres – contemporary, SciFi, and paranormal erotic romances. Many of my reading buddies only read in one of the sub-genres and I want to ensure I can make them happy.

What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?

I write for the exact same reason I read - to find out what happens next. I’m a pantser (a writer who writes by the seat of her pants, a writer with no set plot) and my stories come to life on the page as I’m writing.

I write because I love to write. I submit my stories to be published because I think a reading buddy might want to read what I’ve written and because earning a living from writing allows me to spend more time writing.

If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?

I shared a series with the always fabulous Ashlynn Monroe and she deserves an award for not killing me. I’m a control-freak pantser. I don’t know what is going to happen next but, by golly, that mysterious something had better tie tightly into the story or else! Yeah, this is how writers get the reputation for being insane.

Where can readers find you on the web?

Thanks so much for being my guest.

Thank YOU!

He Watches Me

She desires to be seen. He wants to watch.

Anna Sampson has a naughty secret. Every night, she slips into her neighbor’s yard and swims naked in his pool. She fantasizes that the dynamic young billionaire watches her nightly nude aquatics, his brilliant green eyes gleaming with lust.

She discovers this isn’t pure fantasy. Gabriel Blaine has been watching her via his security cameras, and now that he has returned to L.A., he doesn’t plan to stop. That’s all he wants—to watch. Anna knows she shouldn’t allow him and she certainly shouldn’t want more, but she craves Blaine’s attention, needing his gaze fixed on her body.

Part One of The Seen Trilogy

Monday, May 20, 2013

Line up to be Spanked with my guest, Tonya Kinzer

Line up to be Spanked!

I hope Denyse doesn’t mind that I’ve brought along Master Buck from my short story, Master’s Email. He’s brought along a nice leather crop and he’s chomping at the bit to see all of us bent over holding our ankles! Mind your backside as you come in for the interview…Master Buck seems to be everywhere! I know I’m not alone in my fantasies! Now, perhaps my imagination is a bit more risqué than some but I like to create a visual for the reader so they get just as heated up reading as I do writing. I’ll apologize now for the mess on your screen or keyboard! Grab your towel before you read!
Most readers, male or female, secretly fantasize about being tied up during sex whether they want to admit it or not. It’s just human nature to think naughty! That’s not a bad thing unless you start doing it in your front yard for the neighbors to see and I’m too shy for that…besides, I don’t have any neighbors that I’d like to show that to, yet! *wicked laugh* Way back in the dark corners of your mind is that secret little box that opens when we read forbidden shit and it makes us want to be a character in a book who’s doing what we’d love to be doing but are too shy.
What I really hope is that by reading my books, my readers can open the conversation with their partners about what they want in their sex lives. Maybe both are already thinking it but are afraid to ask. That only leads to frustration so start the conversation with your partner and maybe start with the blindfold! I have links on my site to help you begin the conversation. Of course a few videos help too! *wink*
Now, maybe YOU’VE already been spanked! Next time your partner spanks you, stop and feel just how erotic that was for you…cause your panties will be WET, I guarantee it! Admit it or not…it excites you when he bends you over his knee as you struggle or makes you bend over the arm of the overstuffed chair as he holds your wrists in his hand, out of the way of his hand or crop and he slowly pulls those panties down to bare your ass…maybe even in front of others! When you hear the crack as he makes contact, there’s an internal switch that goes on to start those juices that you try to hide. He knows it; you know can’t ignore it so make the best of it. Those juices are gonna happen!
How many are bad on purpose just so he’ll bend you over? Let’s do another scenario…he ‘watches’ as his Master friend spanks you….then checks to make sure he’s accomplished his task! OMG! You’re already seeping, aren’t you? Don’t lie to us!! LOL I’ve already opened that box in the dark corner of your mind…admit it or not…I heard it open!
So what is it that is erotic about spanking and why do we love to read about it? Please feel free to leave a comment and let’s toss a few ideas around ‘cause I’m curious. My book titled Master’s Email has spanking in it…among a few other scenarios! Yes, that little box will open again when you read this one so grab your towel now; keep it handy. I’ve heard from several readers who’d like to see these characters in another book as well as the other “Master’ friend so keep your eye on my website for future information. I’m considering these characters for book five (coming in late August) in my Boss’s Pet series and they just may show up at one of those parties.

Okay, back to spankings. How many of you are bad on purpose so your significant other will spank you? Do you prefer his hand, a crop or a soft leather flogger? You can tell us, come on! I’ll be around to chat with you!

CONTEST:  On May 26th, I’ll pick one entry to win a $10 gift card so you can go buy some of those dirty little books! Click HERE to send in your entry and be sure to choose Denyse’s blog in the list! Denyse will post the winner and I’ll send your card!

Tonya’s Bio

Tonya Kinzer is a self-published erotic romance author whose books are quickly climbing the charts at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you’re looking for a romance with a little more spice than the average hot read, you won’t want to miss taking a look at her work. She writes erotic romance for readers who love to become a silent character within the story! You will be pulled into scenes to partake of the activities along the lines of soft bondage and Dom/sub relationships, to feel what her characters feel and taste what they taste...strong sexual desires much like your own! Be prepared to enter a world you'll not want to leave and can't wait to get back to…worlds where new submissives and demanding Doms entice you to read more!

Her series, The Boss's Pet, will take you on a journey alongside Nick and Sondra as they venture into a lifestyle that pulls them deeper into a world of sensuality and submission. You'll not want to miss any of the books in this series so stay locked on her website to know when the next books get released.

When she isn’t writing, she’s the pet for her own Boss, where she works a few days a week. Her day job is seasonal so this allows her to write during the off season as well as design covers, websites, and promo items. She also enjoys helping other authors where she can with their editing and being a critique partner when time allows as well as offering guest interview spots on her Blog.

Bk 1 - The Contract    Bk 2 - Office Training
Bk 3 - Sharing Among Friends   Bk 4 - Their Submissive Switch 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sinful Sirens Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the Sinful Sirens Giveaway Hop - there are some fabulous prizes being given away by some incredible, talented authors, so please DO hop around and check out all the goodies.

I've decided to give away a special basket of goodies that includes a special handmade book thong, a CD containing three novels, and this gorgeous pair of Tiger's Eye earrings. The prize is available for all entrants, internationally.

These earrings were originally written into one of my books, picked out for the hero for his lady. 

The book thong will be one of these:

Enjoy the hop, and have fun!! All you have to do to be entered in the draw is pop over to my website and come back and tell me something you spotted about it... The WINNER will be announced on May 21st!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Feel the heat of a kiss...

Caliente… Hot damn, right? *lol* I struggled with this post a little because it’s so hard to define HOT for other people or in general terms, it’s so different for each of us. We seem to be inundated with sexuality just about everywhere we turn nowadays, when we open our books/turn on our readers, go to a movie, even open a magazine. And no two people really ever see the same thing even when they read the same words. So, I thought I’d post some of the images that I personally think are seductively hot, and see if they strike a chord with anyone else’s “hot” meter? After all, what is hotter, or more romantic than the sensual seduction of a kiss?

So, some of the most famous “kisses” in the world, how many of them are you familiar with?

Art and modern love... I bet you recognize both - Rodin's Kiss, and the scene from The Notebook.

What about this? Is there anyone who hasn't seen this and sighed?

I think most of us have seen a version of this along the way, too:

And what about this? An image that became synonymous with love and freedom the world over:

No matter what time does in terms of changing our perceptions of what’s hot and what’s not–there will never be anything that captures the imagination and stirs the heated dreams more than the beauty and romance of a kiss that conveys passion, need, love, and all of the wonderful things that go with it!

In keeping with the theme of the day, how about a look back at one of the most famous kisses I've written, the first sensuous contact between Quinn and Bella from my Ellora's Cave debut "Quickie" - HIDE AND SECRET:

September 3rd, 2010 

A storm raged all day today, which means the shop was very quiet. Except, of course, for those few customers who came in more interested in coffee than books… 

The words wake my memory, triggering recollections of Quinn and the day he walked into my life with as much ease as he walks in and out of a room. 

It had been raining all day so I’d been able to do the special orders and restock. Right up until about seven in the evening, when the door opened with a blast of cold, rain-laden air. I had a quick impression of broad shoulders covered in black leather, long legs in wet blue jeans and a shoulder-length mane of thick dark hair. The door shut with a solid slam and he turned to look around. The moment his gaze met mine I felt as if someone had electrified the air and when he smiled, I had the distinct impression he knew exactly how rattled I was by his sudden appearance… 

He strolled over to the desk and leaned on it. 

“Can I help you?” I asked. 

His smile was slow and indolent. If sin has an expression, I think his was it. 

“I’d like to have a look around,” he said, his voice deep and roughened by the weather. “I’m on my way home for the first time in a couple of years, and I’d like to get my mom a gift.” Again the killer smile, then he added, “She’s a collector, loves poetry.” 

“Anything in particular you’re searching for? I’ve got a few very rare editions, some arrived just a few days ago.” 

He nodded and I thought for a moment my knees were going to give out. 

“Is this your store?” 

“It is,” I told him. “My parents opened it, made it a success and I sort of inherited the business.” 

He looked sad for a few moments, then it was hidden behind one of his dazzling smiles. 

“The coffee smells wonderful, how about joining me for one?” 

He was hardly the first man to suggest it, but he was the first one I agreed to sit with. The place was empty, so I put the closed sign in the window, locked the door and came back to discover he’d wandered down to my little coffee bar at the rear. 

“I’m Quinton, by the way. Most people call me Quinn.” He took a seat on the leather sofa and waited for me to join him. I did, and was quickly a bundle of nerves when he twisted around so he was facing me, one long arm across the back of the sofa, the other holding the coffee balanced on his knee. “You going to tell me your name, love?” 

“Bellaria,” I replied with a shrug. “My mom liked to be creative. Most people call me Bella.” 

He grinned and I think my heart rate doubled. 

“Beautiful,” he murmured, then sipped at his coffee. 

We spent the next two hours talking and he left without looking at any of the books. What I remember most though were the last few minutes of that night, when we reached the door and he turned to look at me, eyes intent. 

It had taken only a short time to understand several things about Quinn—one of the most important being that he was a man used to having what he wanted. But his arrogance wasn’t pushy or overbearing, it was natural to him. 

“I want to see you again.” 

“You know where to find me,” I replied. 

He smiled again, but there was something dangerous in the expression this time, something that warned me if I wasn’t careful, I’d lose myself to him in ways I wasn’t sure I even understood. I reached for the door and his hand closed over mine, holding it as he turned me back to face him. 

Before I could anticipate what he was doing, he had my back pressed to the wall beside the door and my head tilted back to look up at him. I was vaguely aware of a thump when the back of my skull connected with the wall, but actual pain was a distant concept at that moment. 

“I don’t think—” I started to object. 

He leaned into me and my vision filled with his smile for a second before his lips covered mine—soft, sweet and much too persuasive. I gasped, and the moment my mouth opened, his tongue slipped inside and our kiss deepened into something more erotic than anything I’d ever experienced before. He tasted like coffee and the unique and intoxicating sweetness that was Quinn. 

“Mmmm, nice. I like the way you taste,” he murmured against my lips, not losing the contact entirely. I felt the shape of every word, drank them down as though they were tangible. I started shaking and I knew he felt it. He edged closer, his tall, powerful body towering over me. His teeth closed carefully on my bottom lip and sucked it between his lips, his tongue gliding over it, stroking slowly. When he pressed himself against me, pinning me more firmly to the wall, I knew it was only his presence that was preventing me from sliding down to the floor. The kiss he drew me into was endless, searing into my blood, making it flame inside me. I was drowning in him. 

I don’t know how long we stood there, locked in an embrace that was more intimate than some of the sex I’d had. When he finally stepped back, his chest was heaving and his eyes were blazing. 

“Remember that when you’re home in bed, Bella,” he whispered. 

A moment later, the door to the shop had opened and slammed shut. My knees wobbled once and I slid down the wall, landing on my ass with a solid thump. 


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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Book SALE!!

Starting today, New Dawning Book Fair has cut the price of our ten newest releases by 30 to 50% through May 12th. In addition all titles have been cut 30 % with the use of a coupon code Bookfair 30 at checkout. I have FOUR titles on the Best-seller list to the right of the main page covers - STOLEN RAPTURE, STRANDED!, HUNTERS' GAME, and my Cinderella tale GLASS SLIPPERS AND JEWELED MASQUES - all are ON SALE now. Drop in and check out all great books!!