Erotic Author Interview: Tonya Kinzer

Today we are joined by author Tonya Kinzer!

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Ellen:  Are there any new authors that you'd recommend?

Tonya:  There are so many wonderful erotic authors, not all of them new but in the last few years, a few I’ve met online are Lori King, Kellie Kamryn, Malia Mallory, Gem Sivad, Cassandre Dayne, Rae McCartney,  Steve & Brenda Woody Tindle, Nichelle Gregory just to name a few…and YOU of course! LOL

Ellen:  What did you want to be when you grew up?

Tonya:  Hmmm…I think I always wanted to be ‘The Boss’s Pet’! Working in an office environment is something I’ve always wanted and that’s where I’m at….running my own offices and I love it! *wink*

Ellen:  How and when did you start writing?

Tonya:  I’ve been writing for over twenty years. A few years ago, my husband is the one who encouraged me to just do it…self-publish my stories and get them out there.

Ellen:  Tell us about your prior works.

Tonya:  My prior works are the four books in The Boss’s Pet series and a separate book, Master’s Email. Readers have written requesting I add a few more books about Alexis and Cole so I’m considering that!

Ellen:  How did you feel when you finished writing your last release?

Tonya:  Finishing a book, long or short, is exhilarating and you want the world to enjoy the read. Yet, as bad as we want everyone to enjoy it…there will always be a few who leave comments that it’s the worse book they’ve read. That’s just how it is. Understanding that is hard but it WILL happen no matter how good the book is. I like helping authors get the word out to readers about their new books so do keep that in mind.

Ellen:  What are you working on next?

Tonya:  My current book will be finished soon and is an erotic western, Come Tame Me, book one in my Wild Fillies series. I’m close to being done and then the edits need to be done for a release before the end of July…a month later than I wanted. I hope for the book tour in August so please watch my website and subscribe to my newsletter. Once this book is done, I’ll be writing book five in The Boss’s Pet series.

Ellen:  What 5 things should an author do to improve his/her career, besides writing well?

Tonya:  That’s a tough one! I have things I do and these aren’t in any order but…teach yourself what you need to know about formatting if you want to be self-published, learn how to create book trailers, authors need a website to be visible, stay in touch with readers and be available for them. I’m techie and am always wanting to learn more so I can create better covers, ads, web banners, trailers, etc. I know I spread myself thin between writing, designing and running our offices but I love it.

Ellen:  Do your characters do things you wouldn't?

Tonya:  That’s the fun of writing…to make my heroines do things I wouldn’t or can’t. I’m a strong emotional person and create my heroines and other female characters along those lines.

Ellen:  Do you do things they wouldn't?

Tonya:   I don’t think I write shy characters but at times, I can be shy. Meeting new people for the first time isn’t a favorite thing to do but online, I can be as bold as I want.

Ellen:  Some people are probably tired of this topic, but what differentiates porn and erotica? Is there a difference?

Tonya:  That definition is different for each person. A reader won’t find a lot of vulgarity in my writing nor a story without romance somewhere between the lines. To me…porn is writing about a sex act without plot, romance or feelings and showing the raw, vulgar parts of sex that can be written just to get the reader off as fast as possible. Readers really do want to care about your characters. Some titles out there turn me off right away….why would you do that?

Ellen:  What is the hardest part of being self-published?

Tonya:  The hardest part is having to do all the stuff on your own to get your book out there such as your covers, blog tours, ads, banners, promo, formatting, uploading, being a wife, mother and boss. Luckily, I have a spouse who considers my writing to be as important as I do!

Ellen:  If you like [Author/Book] , then you might like my book. Complete that for us.

Tonya:  Fifty Shades of Grey….as wells as other Dom/sub books out there and there are MANY! Readers need to explore more behind their bedroom door, regardless of whose book you read. Experiment or the bedroom gets stale and you’ll always wonder ‘what if’ – read the info online, be informed, and understand that there is more behind a Dom/sub relationship than what you read or see in the videos. A relationship starts with total trust because if you allow a partner to blindfold and restrain you, you have to trust that they have your safety in mind before anything.

Guest Post: Tonya Kinzer and Giveaway

Crazy Things Our Characters Do As We Write!

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Ellen, thank you so much for having me as your guest this week! I hope your readers are looking for another sexy western to keep them entertained at night…or during the day. Either way, the story will take them on an adventure to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where cowboys are real! They’ll also visit a few local establishments for fun and entertainment.

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I’m not alone when I tell you that characters tap your shoulder as you write until you include the scene they want the readers to read. This happened totally unexpected as I wrote Come Tame Me. Cassi’s best friend Dani kept showing me how she planned to help Cassi realize that she still loved Gabe if she would just quit being pissed at him for not contacting her for ten years. After all, Cassi is the one who told him never to call.

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Don’t get the wrong impression of Dani at all…she loves her cowboys but she also loves her best friend and wants to see her happy. Sometimes extreme measures are necessary. Below is the ADULT EXCERPT that is a f/f scene – you’ve been warned – I’m just sayin’…but enjoy!

LOL  Welcome back! I told you it was hot and totally planned by Dani herself…the best way she knew to get Cassi’s attention. When the book is released in a few weeks, you’ll see how the scene got Cassi’s attention! And…Dani’s story will be the next book in the Wild Fillies series!

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CONTEST:

  Thank you all for stopping in. Don’t forget to use the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post to be included in the $15 Gift Card giveaway! You can even gain additional entries for the contest once you begin.

**My book tour in September will have a special grand prize! To stay up to date on the upcoming Come Tame Me book tour and contests, sign up for my newsletter, where you’ll automatically be entered each month into my contest for subscribers. Are you on FB? Stop by and LIKE my page for the Wild Fillies series and watch for Dani’s upcoming book! Again, thank you for stopping in!

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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 

Buy Links

B & N:  http://tinyurl.com/6cgprjf

Amazon:  US:  http://tinyurl.com/3fetwfq   UK:  http://tinyurl.com/4xbsr5b  DE:  http://tinyurl.com/3oouotg

All Romance & OmniLit:  http://www.omnilit.com/category237.html

SmashWords:  http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/tonyakinzer

Xcite E-books:  http://tinyurl.com/3v96wo4

Erotic Escapes E-books:  http://www.eroticescapesebooks.com/index.php?cat=2

Site Links

Website:  http://tonyakinzer.com

Blog Site:  http://tonyakinzer.blogspot.com

FB Fan Page:  http://tinyurl.com/4sh37tk

FaceBook:  http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_163160073732655&ap=1

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/tonyakinzer

BookBuzzr:  http://www.freado.com/users/26001/tonya-kinzer

IAN:  http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/tonya-kinzer.html

Author’s Den:  http://www.authorsden.com/tonyakinzer

Manic Readers:  http://www.manicreaders.com/TonyaKinzer/

Book Trailer

YouTube:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HykMSl9FYvY

 

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Erotic Voices Podcast, Episode 01: Urgent Delivery by Scarlet Cox

This is the very first episode of Erotic Voices, and the wonderful Scarlet Cox starts things off!

Author: Scarlet Cox

Book:  Urgent Delivery

Where to Buy: Amazon and Smashwords

Blurb: 

Alex is going crazy thinking about Jason, but Jason's a customer; Alex is just the pizza guy to him.

When Jason is Alex's last delivery of the night, Alex is surprised to find Jason inviting him in to share more than just pizza... Are all Alex's fantasies about to become reality?

Links: Find Scarlet Cox on Amazon, Tumblr, and Twitter.

Intro and Outro Music: Cool Vibes and Groove Groove by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 

 

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Urgent Delivery
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Summer Seduction Blog Hop: August 14-21 (INT)

The summer is winding down. Kids are going back to school, the temperatures are starting to drop, and a long holiday season is gearing up to knock on our doors. 

Between my books, toys, and personal adventures, I've had my sexiest summer ever! So lets end it with a bang! 

Prizes! 

There are two giveaways in this blog hop, lucky reader. 

The overall giveaway has two prizes: 

  1. An Adult Toy Giftbasket
  2. An Erotic eBook Bundle

The giveaway for this site also has two prizes: 

  1. A $10 giftcard to the retailer of your choice
  2. A free copy of my book, Sweat and Curves

 An Amazon Top 100 Hot New Release!   Available on all major retailers

An Amazon Top 100 Hot New Release! 

Available on all major retailers

How to Enter!

There are two Rafflecopter forms below. Leave a comment telling me about the sexiest part of your summer, and confirm your entry by submitting to the Rafflecopter form.

Don't forget to enter in both giveaways and increase your chances of winning a prize! 

Site Giveaway

Grand Prize Giveaway

The Lovestruck Giveaway Hop: August 14-20th (INT)

Love-struck: (adjective) having a passionate or overwhelming feeling of love; smitten

The theme of this blog hop is "lovestruck!" When I thought of that, one of my books stood out more than any other.

Curves for the Chef is the story of how a curvy journalist who couldn't cook to save her life falls in love with a sexy billionaire chef with a dark past.  Even though they try to stay away from one another, they can't help but fall in love.

Read on for an excerpt and instructions on entering the giveaway!

She, Veronica Ward, is a voluptuous journalist who doesn't have the time to cook. He, Eric Walker, is sexy, a self made billionaire, a war veteran with a dark and secret past, and her next journalism subject.  When Veronica is assigned to cover the handsome chef, she can't get her mind off of Eric. He offers to show her the ropes in the kitchen, and a lot more starts to heat up besides the stove.  Eric's a man who knows how to get what he wants, and he'll make sure she learns a lot more from him than just how to make a soufflé! 

Excerpt:

Eric came behind her again. He interlaced his fingers with hers, pressing her hands deep down into the soft dough. Their bodies were pressed together as Eric helped Veronica handle the bread. His skin rubbed against hers, and she could feel the heat of him radiating onto her. Veronica tried not to notice the growing wetness between her legs as he pressed into her. She was a professional, she thought. We’re just baking. Nothing else.

But their bodies were so tightly fitted against one another that it was hard to ignore the stiffness of Eric’s dick pressing into her ass as he bent her over to knead the dough again. Maybe she was imagining it? But soon Veronica realized that Eric had stopped kneading.

His warm breath prickled her skin as he whispered into her ear.

“I just can’t seem to control myself when I’m around you, Veronica.” Eric’s hands left the dough and started to travel up her arms, leaving traces of flour all over her body.

“I realized it yesterday, but I haven’t been able to keep my hands off you from the moment we met,” he said. He ran his hands down Veronica’s curves, grabbing her hips and pulling them closer to him. He pressed  against her even harder.

“You make me want to do very bad things,” he said. His voice was almost a growl, with his lips pressed against her skin.

“Like what?” Veronica asked.

Before she even had time to struggle, Eric picked her up as if she were as light as a feather. He sat her on the counter, roughly pushed up her skirt, and opened her legs.

“Like take you on my kitchen countertop.”

 

Prizes!

  1. A $10 dollar giftcard to the e-retailer of your choice
  2. A free copy of Curves for the Chef

How to Enter the Giveaway!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me your favorite love story. Then use the Rafflecopter form below to confirm your entry and earn more chances to win. This is an international giveaway. Good luck!

Hedo Vibes Review Round-up #3

Welcome to HedoVibes, a collection of reviews and giveaways that were posted in the past week or so from around the web. This is a collection of adult product reviews & contests from real reviewers. If you want to be included in the next edition use the submission form. Want to read more reviews? Check out HedoVibes for a list of reviews and stellar reviewers. You can also follow on twitter for the latest round ups.

Contests

Beck’s Blog Anniversary Giveaway -by BeckAndHerKinks (ends 8/31)

Save Your Ass This August… Win Silicone SpunkLube -by CliticalJenne (ends 8/31)

Sultry Saturday Agreeable Agony Contest -by Sultry Saturday (ends 8/31)

Dildos

Crackers the Cockatrice from Bad Dragon -by Property Of Potter

Exotic Erotics Phoenix Dildo Review -by BeckAndHerKinks

InJoyUs Strapless Strap-On -by LoriandHubby

Fabulously Pink~ Love rider G-kiss probe By Cal Exotics -by Lovekink

Vibrators

Lelo Smart Wand (Medium/White) Review -by Gritty Woman

Stronic Drei (Petrol) Review -by Gritty Woman

Salsa by We Vibe -by ClitStop

Jopen Envy Two -by LoriandHubby

Fun Factory Pulsator Stronic Drei Powerful Thrusting Vibrator -by Cara Sutra

Anal Toys

Delight Throb Waterproof Silicone Anal Beads -by Cara Sutra

Rocks Off Butt Quiver Anal Plug Vibrator -by Cara Sutra

Rings & Strokers

8 Ball Rocks-Off Cock Ring -by LoriandHubby

MOJO Ion Strength Silicone Cock Ring – Black -by Cara Sutra

Lubes & Condoms

Wet Naturals Sensual Strawberry -by dizzygirl

Review: Pure Encounter Female Lubricant sachet (7.5ml) -by SubReiSkyeM

Fifty Shades of Grey Ready for Anything Aqua Water Based Sex Lubricant -by Cara Sutra

Lovehoney Enjoy Water-Based Sex Lubricant -by Cara Sutra

Impact Gear/Fetish

Fetish Fantasy Extreme Silicone Paddle -by Shadowed Seductress

Erotic Books

Clitical Book Review: Serving Him. Stories of Submission -by CliticalJenne

Cassie’s Call by Livilla Sanders -by Cara Sutra

Miscellaneous

Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Restraint Kit from Lovehoney -by Ellen Dominick

Bondage Boutique PVC Wrist & Ankle Cuffs Review -by BeckAndHerKinks

Fifty Shades of Grey Sensual Touch Massage Oil -by Cara Sutra

 

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The Week in Reviews: Week 3

This Week in Sex: Weiner, Google Glass porn, and Tumblr Backtracks

 Sweet Tooth  Watercolor and graphite. 8x10 inches. 2011. Monsterbation 2 at the Pony Club. (SOLD)

Sweet Tooth

Watercolor and graphite. 8x10 inches. 2011. Monsterbation 2 at the Pony Club. (SOLD)

  • Food and sex? Yes please! Sashiko Yuen's Food Erotica series is a treat.
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Sex Toys

Sex Toy Review: Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Restraint Kit from Lovehoney

Name Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Restraint Kit from Lovehoney
Price $59.99
Rating ★★★★☆
Summary
If you want a beginner's kit for bondage, this is just the thing. The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Restraint Kit easily gets your arms and legs wrapped in comfy restraint for some serious play.

General Stats

What is it? What's it for?
The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Restraint Kit is an under-the-bed bondage kit with class! It is meant to be set up underneath a mattress and used to restrain the arms, legs, or whatever else suits your fancy.

I don't know about you guys, but I've seen the cheap harness sets everywhere and had no interest in them. I kind of expected this kit to be more of the same, but it surprised me. It's packaged in a pretty elegant box, nicely arranged, has instructions, and is nicely made. What more could I ask for?

The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Restraint Kit includes the underbid harness, two wrist restraints, two ankle restraints, and a satin eye-mask.

Size
Arm Restraints: 9.25 inches (with velcro, 12.5 inches)
Leg Restraints: 11 inches (with velcro, 14.4 inches)
Bed Harness: At least a Queen sized bed, probably will fit a King size fine.

The size was great for me. I was totally comfortable in the cuffs. But since I'm a pretty small lady, I found myself wondering how well the cuffs would work for larger people. You can use the measurements above to see if it should wrap around you comfortably.

Materials Stain, polyester, and velcro.

I love the satin more than I thought. It seemed cheap and gimmicy, and then I put it on. Oh, these cuff are like wearing silky smooth pillows on your hands and legs! They are padded and plush, not itchy or scratchy.

I also worried that the satin would make the cuff slip, or the velcro wouldn't hold on strong enough for rough sessions. Wrong again! The cuffS didn't budge, and were totally secure at all times.

Oh, but one thing. That satin eye-mask? Satin is the worst material to make an eye mask out of. I got rid of it.

Packaging
The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Restraint Kit came in a Fifty Shades of Grey themed box. It has some quotes from the book and a picture of what's inside. But inside that box is an unmarked, sturdy grey box which should be okay for storage. It was actually decently sophisticated packaging.

Design
Superduper simple to operate. It looked really confusing, but you get the idea pretty quickly. The clasps and O-rings fit together well and are easy to operate one-handed, which is a must. Easy to take off if need be.

Oh, and yes, you can leave it under your mattress and no one will know! So yay for sneaky kinks.

Strength

This thing is way stronger than I expected it to be. I'm not saying you should start swinging around the bed, but I think it probably will be sturdy enough for most bondage sessions. It's also great that it doesn't connect to the bed frame, so you don't have to worry about breaking that. You know, if you're like me and you've had to worry about that before....

Actually Using It
So if you are wondering why I was ready to poo poo the kit, it's because I love traditional Japanese rope bondage. So I saw this kit and thought, I'm too hardcore for that! Well, I was converted.

Even though I love the feel of hemp fibers, and thought I would miss that, the plushness of these cuffs was wonderful. It was easy to set up, easy to use, easy to put away, and very sturdy.

My only downside is there is a much more limited range of things you can do with a bondage kit like this, than with rope. Rope can do anything you imagine. That's not really a critique of the set, but a personal preference.

The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Restraint Kit isn't going to replace my shibari sessions. But it is a nice alternative when I just want a quick bondage session and don't want to pull out the rope.

Final Ratings

Pros

  • Soft
  • Easy to use
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Not the cheapest

Who is it for?
Anyone who is into bondage. Especially someone who wants something quick, safe, and easy. I think this would be great for a beginner.

Overall
I am definitely going to be using this again. The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Restraint Kit makes bondage easy, comfortable, and fun.

Where to get it

$59.99 at Lovehoney


Thank you to Lovehoney for providing the Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Restraint Kit in exchange for an honest review!


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Erotica Author Interview: Pandora Box

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Today we are joined by prolific author, Pandora Box. 

Ellen Dominick: What book has most impacted your life, and why?
  Pandora Box: In terms of erotica: definitely the “Crossfire” series, by Sylvia Day. It was the first erotic romance that I couldn’t put down, and even though I write pretty dark and raunchy topics, I still managed to be shocked a few times. I think you can look at my work and clearly see a change that happened when I read Crossfire! God that book is sexy…

  ED: What do you love to do in your down time?
  PB: I don’t understand the question. Down time? What’s that?

As well as being an erotica writer, I’m an aspiring television producer, so it’s rare for me to have less than 5 or 6 projects going on at once. When I’m not doing that, I like to create board games, or - very occasionally - sit down and watch entire television series at once. I just finished the first four seasons of Parks and Recreation, I’m halfway through a rewatch of How I Met Your Mother, and when I get a chance I’m going to start on Boardwalk Empire.

 
ED: Tell us something that happened this year that really impacted you or your life.
  PB: My partner and I are polyamorous, and earlier this year we really started to explore that - it resulted in a few broken hearts (one of them mine), a lot of conversations throughout the night, and ultimately a much stronger relationship! It was a hell of a ride, but worth every second of it.  
ED: How did you come to the wild world of erotica?
  PB: I first discovered masturbation after reading about it in an erotic short story - I’ve never been much of a porn person (although that’s changed since my partner introduced me to their collection…) and so when I wanted to get off, erotica was how I did it! From there it was a short step to writing it, which I was doing for years - just for fun - before discovering the world of self-publishing.

 
ED: It's almost an understatement to say that you're prolific. How to you manage to write and publish so much? Are you the erotica superhero? 
  PB: Not at all - I’m just good at sitting down and churning it out! I’ve just hit “publish” on ten new stories, and I’ve got another eight ready to go. My trick is simply that I can write fast - on a good day, I can get ten thousand words out easily, and I write clean - generally I only do one redraft before publishing. I only write what I think is sexy, so all I need to do is follow my fingers as they make my characters do extremely naughty things to each other.

  ED: Are you a full time writer? If so, when did you go full time and how did you feel about it?
  PB: I was lucky enough to be in a supportive relationship, so I’ve been full-time right from the beginning. For the first six months, while I built up my back catalogue and learned the tricks of the trade, I was mooching off my partner - now that I’m making a living from it, I’m working toward taking my turn at being the bread-winner in the relationship.

  ED: Do your friends and family know you write erotica? If so, what are their reactions? If not, why not?
  PB: I’m physically incapable of lying, so yes! Everyone knows exactly what I do - they’ve all been extremely relaxed about it. I’m already known as the sort of crazy one (polyamorous, occasionally blue-haired, zero inhibitions) so it wasn’t a huge leap. I eased into it by saying I wrote “fantasy” (which isn’t technically incorrect) before admitting that I write erotica. Now I go all out and tell people I write incest erotica, just because I believe in owning everything you do. If you hide something, it gives other people power - if you wave your secrets on a flag, it’s hard for others to try to use it as a weapon against y ou.

ED: What themes do you explore in your work?
  PB: Incest and mind control! It’s rare for me to write anything that doesn’t include one of those, and the bulk of my catalogue involves both. I’m not attracted to my siblings in real life, but the abstract idea of a brother hypnotizing his sister and forcing her to be his sex slave…that’s what really pushes my buttons.

  ED: What has been your biggest success? Your greatest disappointment? 
  PB: My biggest success has been the Hypno-Sis series - I was worried that it wouldn’t sell, but readers have kept coming back for more, and leaving me such positive reviews that I’m almost worried to continue it! It’s hit all the right buttons, and on my to-do list for next month is to roll up my sleeves and continue telling the story of a sister’s sexual limits slowly being pushed by her brother.

My biggest disappointment is definitely a story under my second pen-name (Lily Nibs) called “Innocence Corrupted”. I think it’s one of the hottest pieces I’ve ever written - I sat down with an idea at 6pm one night, and eleven thousand words later, it was 2am and the story was complete. Perhaps it’s the cover or the blurb, but only three or four people have bought it. On the plus side, no one has returned it, and I got one of my rare pieces of fan-mail from an enthusiastic fan begging for a sequel, so it’s definitely pushed some people’s buttons. I’m thinking of rewriting it as PI and seeing if it does any better as a brother/sister piece.

ED: What do you think of Amazon and other sites forcing limits on taboo erotica?
  PB: I try not to think about it - it just gets me frustrated. When the filter got introduced, I was one of the few people who thought it was a good thing, that it would level the playing fields, and incest would no longer be forced to the back (of erotica, which is itself already forced to the back). It doesn’t really make sense to me - a woman getting gangbanged by ten werewolves in wolf form is fine, but a brother and sister can’t get it on without adding five letters (“Step-“)? Ridiculous. People want it…let them buy it!

 
ED: Do you have any advice for new writers?
  PB: Don’t expect your first story to be good. And then don’t expect the twenty after that to be good either. The first twenty you write are to get the hang of it and work out what you like - only after that will you start to find your feet, and see what works for you. And the earlier you get in the habit of writing quickly and not being precious about every word, the better position you’ll be in!

  ED: If you like [Author/Book] , then you might like my book. Fill in the blank.   
PB: If you like the scene in Cruel Intentions where Sarah Michelle Gellar tells her step-brother he can take her ass, then you are going to love my entire catalogue!


Blurb:Pablo has recently discovered that his voice has the power to control the people around him. And so, naturally, he uses his power to breed his little sister, making her completely obsessed with the idea of him cumming inside her, filling her belly up with his seed, making her breasts swell with milk and making full use of her child-bearing hips…


Bio:Pandora Box is an ex-librarian who got sick of skimming through books for the naughty parts, and decided to write her own. She lives in Australia, where she cycles daily and watches every U.S. television drama she can get her hands on!

Subscribe to her newsletter to get updates on all her latest books, as well as discount coupons and free stories: http://eepurl.com/AXwwr

Pandora loves hearing from her fans - email pandora@mynaughtybox.net or send her a tweet!


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Erotica Author Interview: Dora Livingston, newbie author of Backcountry Bondage

Today we are joined by new erotica author, Dora Livingston, author of Backcountry Bondage.

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Ellen Dominick: You're a new erotica author. When did you begin, and why?

Dora Livingston: I had been doing romance and science fiction writing for fun since I was in high school, but nothing too serious. After my husband died a couple years ago, I turned to reading erotica since I didn't feel like bringing another man (or woman) into my life while my girls were so young – but I needed something to help me stay warm at night. Of course after reading for a while I found myself writing, and I'm afraid I have a rather active imagination! As my youngest just finished first grade, I am now getting more serious about my writing – erotic and otherwise.

ED: How difficult has the self publishing process been for you?

DL: From a technical standpoint I think it has gotten very easy. Sites like Amazon and B&N have a desperate need for new material, and so they have worked hard to make sure there is little standing between your idea and publication. Free tools like LibreOffice (MS Office-like suite) and Paint.Net (easy to use Paintshop-like graphics editor) mean you don't have to spend much to do so either.

ED: What will be your definition of success? What are your self publishing goals?

DL:Like a lot of writers, my definition of success is that folks read my work, and let me know they've enjoyed it. My goal is to be successful, and to be able to eventually do this full time.

ED: What is your writing process? How do you get ideas? How long does it normally take you to write a story?Do you research? Any quirks?

DL:For me it usually begins with a day dream – either when I'm a little bored or when I first wake up in the morning. I have my laptop setup as my alarm clock, and so I can usually jot down my idea before I lose it in the morning rush – or pull it out and jot it down during the day. Most stories take me about a week, although I occasionally will get one written up in one session and then put it aside – and then spend the next two days editing it :-)

ED: Do you finish terrible books, or do you give up?

DL:Depends on why I got the book/story in the first place. If I thought it would be fun and it turned out not to be, then I don't see the point in wasting my time. If I am reading it for my job, I just suck it in and get it over with.

ED: What did you want to be when you grew up?

DL:My first memory was of wanting to grow up to be an astronaut – Sally Ride had just recently made her trip. When I discovered some of the physical work required for that, I dreamed of being a writer or a poet. So in one sense I'm coming back to what I wanted to be originally.

ED: What book would you recommend to your first time readers? Why?

DL:In terms of one of mine, I think (hopefully correctly) that I get better with each new one. So I'd suggest “Evelyn Seduces Her Boss”. If it's for someone who is new to erotica I'd suggest not just picking one book or story. Think about what turns you on, and then sample a few stories that cover that interest or kink.

ED: What are you working on next?

DL:Right now I'm switching between two works. One of them is a series of morning interludes – basically different stories of how to wake up “the best way ever”. The other is a story about a young man starting college who runs into an interesting young lady as a waitress at a cafe near campus, but then she doesn't remember him the next day.

Thanks again for the chance to talk with you and your readers!


Blurb: Diana and Rick are on vacation in the mountains. Before they left, Diana had told Rick that she felt like something was missing, and Rick intends to fill Diana's needs - in every way possible. A seldom-used trail, a pair of padded handcuffs, and an Aspen switch lead to a spanking good BDSM romp that will fulfill Diana's dreams and more!


Bio: Dora Livingston - I am almost 32, widowed (two years) with two lovely daughters. I had been doing romance and science fiction writing for fun since I was in high school, but nothing too serious. After my husband's death I turned to reading erotica since I didn't feel like bringing another man (or woman) into my life while my girls were so young - but I needed something to help me stay warm at night. Of course after reading for a while I found myself writing, and I'm afraid I have a rather active imagination! As my youngest just finished first grade, I am now getting more serious about my writing - erotic and otherwise - and hope to become a full-time writer sooner than later. Happy to answer any questions about my stories or my writing style/habits.

Links:

Find Dora on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DoraErotic


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Erotica Author Interview: Dalia Daudelin, author of Booty Call of Cthulhu

Today we are joined by Dalia Daudelin, a young erotica author. She has written Booty Call of Cthulhu.

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Ellen Dominick: Tell us about your journey to become a writer.

Dalia Daudelin: Well, I started early in 2012, around March. Not with erotica, but with a really awful attempt at young adult fiction. It was the first thing I had written since high school, and truly awful in every way.

I took it down, and then soon after that I found a post on Something Awful, the second version of Delilah Fawke's AMA. It gave information on how to start writing and, knowing that if I actually tried I would succeed, I wrote my first erotic short. That was on my original pen name, one that I am slowly destroying. It was about mind controlled slaves, and had some good elements to it.

Then I started writing parodies and really stupid things like that. Internet memes and the like. Sales lagged. I asked on Something Awful for a catalog critique, and I received one. Since changing my pen name and putting more effort into my work, things have really picked up. Now I'm working on getting the community together, hopefully with seasonal group sales.

ED: What do you think is easiest to write, the first or the last line of a story?

DD: The first line, definitely. I still don't know how to write an ending that isn't super cheesy. “And Jessica lived with the tentacle monster happily ever after, with 3 monstrous children.” It just doesn't seem right!

Do you have things you need in order to write? (i.e. tea, cookies, podcasts?)

DD: No, though I do need to be full. If I'm hungry at all, I'll go insane. For music I prefer silence or instrumental music, like movie scores.

ED: I see you write tentacle erotica, which has a soft spot in my heart as an anime geek. How did you get into that sub-genre?

DD: I love H. P. Lovecraft! I've been a member of 4chan's /x/ for, well, probably 6 years now. That's their paranormal board. Horror and tentacles are both very fun to write, especially when you can make them sexy.

ED: So, what's the deal with the dildo bike? Where did _that come from?_

DD: I saw one porn of it, once, and became enamored! It's not my biggest kink, but the original versions of my dildo bike stories sold very well for a long time. So I think it's hot, and I guess a few other people do too!

ED: You say you want to bring awareness and enlightenment to women who are curious about sex. Could you expand on that?

DD: I'm not the sort of person who will go on for ages on feminist issues, for a variety of reasons. What I can say is that even I have a hard time accepting my own sexuality, still. There are women out there who beat themselves up for having rape fantasies, or for liking BDSM. I find that a very sad state to be in. If I can give one woman the kind of kink they like, aimed at them instead of men, then I've done my duty. 
ED: Describe your style of erotica.

DD: Well, they are short stories that meet a variety of kinks. They're quick and dirty smut, mostly.

ED: What is the hardest part of being self published?

DD: Being taken seriously while also not telling my family my pen name!

ED: What do you think of Amazon and other sites forcing limits on taboo erotica?

DD: I don't like it one bit, but the only thing people can do is adapt. Amazon is a huge monster, and no one author is going to get them to change their ways. 
ED: Tell us about your prior works.

DD: My first pen name was bad. Really bad. I never edited my work and really got into that myth going around now that erotic stories should just be “good enough”. Good enough doesn't mean they should barely make sense and have changing tenses.

ED: What book would you recommend to your first time readers? Why?

DD: This is a tough one. I'd say either Booty Call of Cthulhu or The Billionaire's Passion. BCoC was one of the most fun stories to write, and tentacle erotica is always an enjoyable read. Every person who has emailed me about it has said good things about it. As for The Billionaire's Passion, it's more romantic and has more story, but the sex still delivers some good kinks.


Blurb: Joanne Lagrasse is a newly graduated college student living the life. Well, if the life is sitting in your apartment all day trying to research monsters for a novel. The strange book her favorite professor gave her is full of ramblings by what must be a mad man, which makes for uneasy reading and a loner lifestyle.

She pushes herself to go out to the beach, though she takes the tome with her. When she decides to not heed her professor's warning and reads a chant out loud, she finds herself faced with a giant monster and its lewd tentacles, each one eager to fill her holes.


Bio: I am a 24 year old erotica author who's made her mistakes and learned from them. I work with my fiance to write the best stories I possibly can while also giving women a safe outlet for their more "taboo" desires.

Links:
Website: http://daliadaudelin.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/daliadaudelin
Author page on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dalia-Daudelin/e/B00BXL6XBA/


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Erotica Author Interview: Veronica Hardy, Author of the Naughty Nursemaids Series

Today we are joined by Veronica Hardy, author of the Naughty Nursemaid series.

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Ellen Dominick: Why self publish?

Veronica Hardy: I have always wanted to self publish romance and erotica. I feel like it gives the reader a closer sense of who their author is and it provides me with a very interactive forum with my reader to make my content fit with their needs.

ED: What are you reading now?

VH: I am currently reading the Iron Druid Series by Kevin Hearne . I love the way he portrays Atticus and Oberon. And the sex Atticus has with different deities is steamy.

ED: You say that you have a micro farm and you are a "radical homemaker." Can you explain what that means?

VH: Sure, but not without a lot of boring academic prose! A radical homemaker is someone who participates in a deep (local) economy by creating her/his own product using local methods. I have a small backyard farm in the middle of the city that provides most of my vegetable requirements and I also buy local from a three acre farm that is in the middle of my neighborhood!

ED: What do you wish you had done differently in the beginning?

VH: I am still in the beginning, this is only my fourth month of writing and publishing. I wish that I had gotten over my fear of being published sooner. I really enjoy it and could have been , providing my readers with even more kink!

ED: Many of your stories include kings, queens, or elves. What draws you to those subjects?

VH: I love historical content and mythological content. I have a degree in history but also studied folklore and the way it shaped and changed society. I feel like using a power dynamic of Kings/Queens/Nobles is very alluring. They are, after all, History's Billionaires. I also am a glorified nerd, so I have no problem relying on mythology like the Irish Pantheon which allows me to play with Elves and Fairies.

ED: Your current series features a lot of lactation. What do you think people enjoy about that kink?

VH: I think that Lactation and Nursing focus on a woman's femininity and their natural body, celebrating it and bringing it to the forefront of the story. It is also something that many individuals are curious about, and several people have told me since they have learned I was writing in the fetish that they have always been curious about what it would be like to engage someone in that way. There is something sexy about celebrating and exploring a woman's body after motherhood, even if she is submissive it gives her an aspect of power.

ED: What is the most surprising thing you've learned through your writing?

VH: I think the most surprising of all was how much I actually enjoy the challenge of creating a world from my own mind. Once you get to the special realm and head space where your characters live, it is hard to escape. I found myself for hours, in the rooms that Clara occupied, looking out her window over the garden, seeing a bluebird fly by a pale blue sky. I experienced her life. I love that feeling.

ED: Do your characters do things you wouldn't? Do you do things they wouldn't?

VH: My characters definitely do things I would never do. They are my exploration of fantasy ideas, thoughts and actions. They do a lot of things that I find to be alluring but am too shy to ever try. I think they would also do everything that I do. Though, I like to think that I do some things better than them!

ED: What do you hate to see when reading erotica? What do you love to see?

VH: I don't like to see flat characters. I want to experience life through the character's eyes, I want to feel what they ware touching, hear what they are hearing and experience their inner most thoughts. I love to see a well thought out, complex character complete with flaws and all.

ED: What 5 things should an author do to improve his/her career, besides writing well?

VH:

  1. Pay attention to your readers. I want to write what they want. I want to explore things they want to explore.

  2. Read as many books in any genre that you can. I am currently also reading an art history book on Orientalism in American from 1870-1930. It has provided a ton of inspiration.

  3. Interact with your fellow writers. It boosts your confidence. It creates an environment of collegiality and kindness. I love going to Smutwriters and learning about other people's ups and downs. It gives me the confidence to keep going.
  4. Try new things. Write things you wouldn't normally write, you might find you like it and that your readers want to read it. That is how Clara and Cailean came to be.
  5. Don't hide from your deepest, darkest desires. Chances are someone else wants to read about them.

Blurb:

Clara is masquerading as a Lady in order to fit into Cailean's world and be the Milkmaid he wants her to be. It proves to be a difficult challenge but one that comes with a certain king of power. Can she resist the temptations that await her or will she ravage the entire Kingdom?


Bio:
Veronica Hardy is a young woman in her mid twenties that enjoys reading romance, erotica and other fantasy works. She has a small micro farm, knits and sews. Veronica is a radical homemaker and a teacher by day but spends her nights knitting tales of lust and debauchery rather than shawls. She makes her home in the city of bridges with her husband, two dogs and one very pesky cat.

Links:
Look for more exciting works by this budding author here on Amazon or on her social media websites. You can reach her at https://www.facebook.com/Veronica.R.Hardy or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/VeronicaRHardy .

Blog: http://veronicahardy.blogspot.com/


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Erotica Book Review: Christmas Eve by Lady O

Title: Christmas Eve
Author: Lady O
Genre: Erotic Romance Pages: 180

Overall Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Hotness Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆


Blurb: Eve, a young plus size American living in Paris, falls under the spell of a fellow lawyer on her way to Miami and discovers how hot a tropical Christmas Eve can get.


Review:
This is the story of a BBW lawyer finding her man. After successfully closing a case, she heads to Miami. Lucky for her, the handsome stranger she spotted in Paris is seated right next to her on the plane. When they touch down, things get hot and heavy pretty fast. I have to say that I wanted to like this. Eve doesn't seem stupid, she's good at her job, and its a high stakes one. Strong female leads always make me happy. But there is so much else going on here that I just was never able to get into the story.

She had always loved bald men. It had started when, as a child, she had fallen in love with Yull Bryner in The "King and I. " Her fascination for hairless heads never vanished.

But before I get into that, I have to say that there were several moments in this book that were absolutely hilarious. I can't tell if that was Lady O's intention or not, but I was cracking up. Of course, I have a special love for Yull Bryner, so it might just be tickeling a very specific funny bone.

“Well we just have to find a way,” answered a deep rich mature male voice. “Annabella wants to open a few stores in France next year: she may have found a place in Paris and one in Saint Tropez. Both stores are to open in the spring and she needs to be able to use her name on her collections. It is no coincidence that this guy filed for the ‘Annabella G’ trademark after he returned from a Miami trip. He plans to get a free ride on our client’s name. To win this case we have to find a way to convince the French judge that French consumers already know this brand[, that they have heard of Annabella, not only the woman but [...]

That is a pretty large part of why I couldn't love this book. The first half or two thirds of Christmas Eve is mostly Eve and the other characters talking about lawyer things. I know she's a lawyer and everything, but it is mostly unrelated to the plot. I don't care about the nitty gritty behind international trademarks. This is an erotic romance. I care about the romance and the sex.

Unfortunately,that's not all. There are frequent typos, the dialogue is unbelievable, and everyone speaks in giant blocks of paragraphs. It often feels rambling, disjointed, and pretty confusing to read. We also get too much of an education in Florida landmarks along the way.

He was still supporting her as she came again listening to his breathing get more labored as he reached his final release. They were catching their breath in that position oblivious to the rest of the word when there was a discreet knock on the door. "Room service. I’ll leave the cart by the door." They both giggled softly. "You think he’s been standing by the door waiting for us to finish?"

Then there is the sex. There is almost none of it, and when it does happen, it's lackluster. The quote above is basically an entire sex act. It was over so quickly that I was shocked. Sure, it's one in a series of sexual moments the main characters share when they finally get together, but they are all as brief as this one.

Besides the brevity, the sex scenes have no sizzle. That might be in part because it was hard to feel the romance in this erotic romance. Why does Eve like Guillaume so much? What is the chemistry between them? I'm not sure and I never felt it. So by the end I was anxious for the sex because I was bored, not because I desperately wanted them to get together.

Overall, I think Christmas Eve might have had some promise, but several things worked to bring it down.

Details

  • Plot : ★☆☆☆☆
  • Characters: ★☆☆☆☆
  • Warnings: Balcony sex? Maybe you don't want to disturb your neighbors.

Pros

  • Strong Female Lead
  • Hilarious

Cons

  • Too much lawyer talk
  • Not enough sex or at least steaminess
  • Not enough romance

Why You Should Buy It
If you have been looking for an erotic romance that's pretty chaste and will teach you all you need to know about being a lawyer.


About the Author:
Lady O writes romance with a touch of spice. Because it's borderline erotica, very few of her friends know about it. She's a native New Yorker and proof that you can take the woman out of the city but never the city out of the woman. She's been engaged not to be married to a French man for thirty years. Her two kids do not read what she writes but wish for a best seller so she can treat him to a new saxophone and her to a custom made Hermes saddle.

Links: Visit Lady O at her Website: www.ladyopublishing.com


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Erotica Author Interview: William Cooper, author of Behind the Glory Hole

Today we're happy to talk with William Cooper, author of Behind the Glory Hole

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Ellen Dominick: Do you have any guilty pleasures?

William Cooper: Video games! I am completely addicted to playing video games. My Steam library alone has over 120 games in it. Then there's all the games I have for my PS3 and 3DS, not to mention all of my older consoles.

There are plenty of times when I've found myself playing video games when I should be writing.

ED: You write Twincest. Can you explain what that is and why you write it?

WC: Twincest is erotica or porn between twins. The most common twincest is lesbian porn with twin sisters. Straight men eat that stuff up. When it comes to erotica and erotic romance, twincest is generally between two male twins, occasionally with a male or female third added in.

I don't know why I write twincest other than I enjoy it. It's a good niche market that a lot of other people enjoy as well. Since there are so few books on the market, it's nice being able to fill that gap with my own stories.

ED: Many stores have strict guidelines on incest erotica. Has it been difficult for you get get your work published?

WC: My story is a bit different than other erotica writers. I didn't start out with self-publishing erotica. I started out publishing erotic romances with traditional e-pub houses. I started writing twincest erotic romances back in 2010 after I finally found an e-rom house that didn't automatically disqualify incest stories.

Since then, I've started to branch out into erotica rather than erotic romance, and finding a home for twincest hasn't gotten much easier. My choices are between self-pubing Smashwords and B&N or publishing through one or two epublishers.

ED: What do you think of Amazon and other sites forcing limits on taboo erotica?

WC: It's disheartening. When it comes to publishing, whether print or ebook, self-pub or e-pub, Amazon is where you're going to make most of your sales. With them banning incest and other "taboo" erotica, authors who write in those genres find themselves losing a lot of their sales.

Instead of just being able to write the stories we want to write, we have to spend time figuring out what we can write that Amazon won't kill on sight. That leads to a lot of "vanilla" erotic romance and erotica that's flooding the market. BDSM and uncommon kinks like lactation are the most risqué an author can get without being automatically booted out. And even those stories are filtered to death.

ED: Tell us about your relationship with Stiff Rain Press.

WC: I absolutely love Stiff Rain Press. Back in 2010, I went to my first industry convention - Authors After Dark. It was there I got to meet a bunch of the people in charge of Resplendence Publishing, a fairly large erotic-romance publisher. Unfortunately, they specialized in straight up erotic-romance without a lot of kink other than BDSM.

Last year when I was at GayRomLit, I found out that RP was opening a imprint that focused on erotica and kinky erotic-romances. I was thrilled! I cornered one of the women in charge of the press and pitched my idea to her. She was intrigued so I sent Brothers with Benefits to her that night when I got back to my hotel room. (Okay, so I was a little over eager... But can ya blame me? =P)

When their acquisitions editor emailed me back and offered me a contract for the book, I was so excited to be part of their team. Since then, I've loved working with everyone at SRP. They're all fans of erotica and have a lot of experience working with erotica and erotic romance. It's great having a publisher I can send my longer erotica pieces to so that I don't have to try and self-pub everything.

ED: Are there genres that you can't stand? Which and why?

WC: I'm personally not a fan of BDSM. I've read a few books with it and it's just not my thing at all. Rape fantasy books and dubious consent are also no-goes for me. I don't personally care if other people read or write them, but I don't want anything to do with the subjects.

ED: Is there anything that you haven't written about that you really want to?

WC: I've written a lot of brother-brother incest, and I've seen a ton of step-siblings and step-parent stories. Part of me wants to try a father/son story (or step-father/son). I like pushing boundaries, and since straight pseudo-incest is so common and popular, I wonder how male/male pseudo-incest would go over.

(I'm pretty sure my editor at SRP is cringing right now going "Oh great, now I'm probably gonna have to read that.")

ED: Is it hard to continually write new and exciting sex scenes? How do you do it?

WC: A great and wise horny woman once gave me great advice for writing sex scenes. Watch a lot of porn. That seems to work pretty well for me. Occasionally I'll have porn on one half of my screen and an open Word document on the other half. Then I'll try and write out the scene as I watch it unfold. It's good practice for learning new and interesting ways to describe sex acts. It also helps you focus on the little details instead of writing the same old sex scene over and over again.

ED: Do you have any advice for new writers?

WC: Write. Don't spend all your time reading or trying to find tips for writing. Just sit down and write. Sure reading and finding writing tips will help you, but nothing is going to improve your writing except practice.

So every day, sit your butt down and write something. It doesn't have to be long and it doesn't have to be amazing. But write something every day and try to learn something from the experience.

ED: Pick 6 words that describe your last release.

WC: Brothers, glory hole, public sex, HOT.

(I feel like I'm writing out keywords for Amazon! =P)

ED: What are you working on next?

WC: I've got a ton of projects in the works right now. Cabin Boys is a short brothers erotic story that is in edits with Stiff Rain Press. For His Love is a novella length erotic-romance with Asian best friends that's in edits with Resplendence Publishing right now.

As for books still being written? I've got an M/F erotica short about two people having sex on the back of the bus, another twincest book that focuses on glory holes and group sex, an M/M/F book about sex parties, and a series of M/M books that focus on sex in public places.

What can I say? I like to keep busy. =D


Blurb:
When Lance finds out that the anonymous person on the other side of the glory hole is his brother, he's unsure how to proceed. How can he look his brother in the eyes again without remembering what happened?


Bio:
William Cooper has been writing and reading since he was little. In 2010 he took the first step toward publishing a book and hasn’t looked back since. Whether it’s two men who met in college or brothers who have been in love their entire life, William loves to tell their story for everyone to read.

Links:
Find William Cooper at these links: Website: http://www.WilliamACooper.com
Smutwriters Profile: http://smutwriters.com/authors/william-a-cooper/
Smashwords Catalog: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/RogueCooper


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4th of July Sale, Giveaway, and New Release!

I have two things to announce today, while many Americans are getting ready to barbecue.

I am having a 4th of July sale! Head over to Amazon to get three of my books on sale for just $0.99. 

The books are Chikan, The Tentacle and I, and Best Friends Forever. 

Click the links to buy, and head over to Dalia Daudelin's to enter a givaway for a $50 Amazon gift card.


The second thing is a new release.

 

Popping My Husband's Cherry: A Strap-on Honeymoon

Newlyweds, Amy and Paul, are spending their honeymoon in a tropical paradise. But all is not well, and Amy realizes that Paul just can't perform like he used to. When Amy's friend, Jessica, introduces her to the advantages of pegging, she has an idea that will make for a much hotter second honeymoon.  Will Amy be able to get what she wants and make Paul open his mouth, bend over, and get taken from behind?

 

Erotic Flash Fiction: Spare the Rod

Age five. Your small, chubby fingers reach for the metallic glint of a cross on the wall of the library. It's placed just at your eye level, and the whole class genuflects as they pass it in crisp little tartan uniforms.  

Mrs. Clairefontaine's long, thin reed whistles as it makes its way down in an arch. The wood cracks as it hits your skin. The class stops, and you can hear them sucking in their breath as they turn to look at you. The noise of their polished black shoes goes silent. Your eyes fill with tears and your cheeks burn, but you don't yell even though a raised red welt has already started to form.

Age twelve. The sound of the choir's voice rising and falling echoes though the empty halls. Sister Louise has you by the ear, and you nearly trip over yourself trying to keep up with her. The thick, sturdy heels of her shoes thud against the old stone floors.

She pulls you into an empty classroom. It seems strange to be here without anyone else, with so many empty seats instead of noisy children. Practiced hands pull you over her knee, unroll your shortened skirt, and expose your panties. The force behind her blows is almost surprising. So many years of spanking children have made those old arms strong, and your bottom burns before she lets you go again. Finishing mass on those hard wooden pews is torture and you are grateful, for once, to bend on your knees.

Age 26. The crowd is noisy as it filters in from outside. Some people are shocked as they come in, others point, others avert their eyes. Goosebumps cover every inch of your naked skin. Your stomach twists, as it always does. It's still exciting.

He comes out from backstage. Tonight his tool is a large leather paddle with holes riddled throughout it. It's so thick that it seems like it must be heavy for him to hold. 

You want to greet him, but you can't move. You are tied to a wooden structure, bent over the edge, your ass sticking out for the crowd to see. Your mouth is gagged.

"Are you ready?" he asks.

You nod. He raises the paddle high above his head.

"Showtime."

 


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Sex Toy Reviews: Vibrating Lover's Crop by California Exotics

Name Vibrating Lover's Crop by California Exotics
Price $14.99
Rating ★★☆☆☆
Summary
You know how a lot of sex toys say "For Novelty Use Only?" Well I've never used a toy that fit that phrase so perfectly. This toy makes me think of something you'd play with at a bridal shower. It's cute and entertaining, but not meant for heavy use.

Super Cute Hearts! 

Not exactly luxe

General Stats

What is it? What's it for?
It's a vibrating crop. It could be used for spacing, smacking, and all those regular uses for a crop. The vibrating aspic is meant to give it a dual function as a vibrator, but more on that later.

Size 20.25 inches

Materials ABS handle and soft PVC heart.

Packaging
Class, this is not. It comes in a thin plastic packaging, with no storage bag, instructions, or anything else.

Design and Controls
It's cute! You have to admit that it is super cute. The Vibrating Lover's Crop has a bright pink and black color scheme that is perfect for anyone who is into Barbie style sex toys. The controls are simple enough that they need no instructions. The bigger button turns the crop on, and the smaller one turns it off. Simple. The big design flaw for me was in actual use. It's not very comfortable to hold, since there is not soft or ergonomic grip. I also noticed that the handle gradually works it way out of the base as you smack with it. Not to mention that it is definitely not meant for heavy play. I was constantly worried that I would break the crop and it would just split on me!

Cleaning, and Is It Waterproof?
If you did get this dirty, you should be able to clean it up with toy wipes. I wouldn't recommend washing any part of this, and it is not waterproof or splashproof at all. Remember that these are porous materials, so don't get anything on it that would require sanitization.

Power Source 1 AA battery

Volume
Pretty low. I wouldn't worry about anyone finding out about you secret vibrating crop sessions. It does give a nice satisfying smack when it hits skin and whistles nicely as you're about to swing.

Strength
Okay, this was my sticking point. Of course I don't expect something run on a single AA battery to be crazy powerful, but this was kind of ridiculous. The battery and motor are located in the handle of the crop, so that's where the vibrations originate. The problem is the vibrations never get all the way down to the tip of the cropI You don't feel it at all when in use. You could use it for sensation play, but even then the vibrations are pretty meager. You'd probably get stronger results from your electric toothbrush. On top of everything else, it starts to hurt your hand after a while because the stronger vibrations are in the handle. So it's not useful for extended play with the vibrating feature.

Actually Using It
Despite all my gripes, it's still a crop! Give me something hard and sturdy and I'm happy. The Vibrating Lover's Crop has decent stiffness and flexibility, so it does it's main job just fine as long as the handle stays in the base. But the vibrating feature is a bust, even though I was looking forward to this new twist on the standard toy.

Final Ratings

Pros

  • Cute
  • Inexpensive
  • Simple to use

Cons

  • Weak Vibrations
  • Not for heavy or long play
  • Bad handle to tip connection

Who is it for?
This might be a nice to use if you think you might be into BDSM, but are kind of afraid of more extreme play. Think about it as a trainer crop.

Overall
A cute crop that could benefit from better design and stronger vibrations, but can still give you a good smacking.

Where to get it
$14.99 at NiteTimeToys

Thank you to NiteTimeToys for providing the Vibrating Lover's Crop in exchange for an honest review!


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