Wednesday, May 29, 2013

NAUGHTY NIGHTS BLOG HOP, June 27th - July 3rd! Come Help Us Celebrate Our 2nd Anniversary!


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Come join Naughty Nights Press (NNP) as we celebrate our 2nd year anniversary June 27th through July 3rd, 2013 on the Naughty Nights Blog Hop!

Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of genre but please be aware NNP and our content is strictly for adults 18+. Each participating blog must host a contest and giveaway. Additional in formation in the post (promo) is up to the individual, but we do request you please keep it short as "hoppers" will have limited time to visit all the participating blogs. Please indicate in your contest post if your giveaway is International or US/CAN Residents Only. (Unless your prize is a physical prize requiring mailing, please choose International)

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Margie Church & K.B. Cutter, featuring Razor: Desire's Edge

What kind of woman invites another woman into her perfectly wonderful marriage?

That's what Amy Gage did.

Today, we don't want to rehash a lot of what has already been said, but that's the crux of Razor: Desire's Edge. Amy's unusual request of her husband sets the wheels in motion to change every dynamic in their marriage and relationships with others.

At first blush, the typical person would think she's nuts. But, after reading Desire's Edge, and especially Love's Storm, you must conclude that Amy is a rare breed of woman. She could lose her husband to her best friend. Their family business could be destroyed; their relationships tattered beyond repair. And when some of that happens, Amy is unwavering. She loves Bryce; she loves Raine. She's steadfast in this triad. She chooses polyamory with all its joys and heartaches.

Readers could wonder whether Amy lied to Bryce right from the start. She expressed feelings for Raine that were deeper than simple friendship. She was physically attracted to her. Did Amy know she wanted a more intimate relationship with Raine, and created that opportunity using her husband as bait? At one point, Bryce calls her out, accusing her of precisely this.

Her parents divorced when Amy was a teenager. She lived with her father, a die-hard traditionalist, a veteran, a devout Irish Catholic. Her mother left them behind after being stifled by those black and white rules. Amy's relationship with her mom is weak. Maybe she was too afraid to voice her desires for Raine because doing so would make her feel like the rebel her mother is. Her father and Bryce would disapprove. Then what? In addition, Bryce's mother has played a more pivotal role in Amy's life than her own mother has.

So, is she caught between the loving, steady, maternal figure Lisa Gage portrays, or does she want to embrace a suppressed part of herself that is more like her own mom? The more time she spends with Raine, the more she gives into her latent kink. Raine's dominant relationship with Bryce makes her weak with desire. The fetishes she explores at Lucien's dungeon shock and arouse her. She's eager for more experiences, and Bryce promises to take her back to play. The sexual freedom she's enjoying is recreating her own self-image.
We think she's scared to death of acknowledging her true self, but as the story progresses, Amy is drawn to that destiny like rain droplets on a window pane.

Knowing all this, Amy could be you or your neighbor. She's intelligent, complex, passionate, and beautifully fierce. She'd have to be to create a loving relationship among three people who had no idea polyamory was the end game. At Love's Storm conclusion, she's being set up for the shock of her life. Readers will feel the landslide of emotion heading Amy's way. She'll be forced to examine fully her motivations so far, and the consequences of her actions. Asking those questions and living with the answers is going to be one of the hardest things she's ever had to face.

RAZOR: Desire's Edge by Margie Church and K.B. Cutter

Amy has a core need to occasionally be sexually dominant with her husband, and he's not getting the message. Her solution is very unconventional. She want hers best friend, Raine, a lifestyle Domme, to mentor him.

Initially, Bryce thinks Amy's crazy.

Raine brings a new level of excitement and kink to the marriage. What they thought would be a temporary situation evolves into much more, especially when Amy and Bryce develop deeper feelings for Raine. Their newfound intimacy makes all three examine their views about love and sex outside marital boundaries, their sexual identities, and the definition of family.

Embracing an inevitable destiny, the triad lives on the razor's edge of a happiness many will never know.

Find out how the story continues in the gripping tale, Razor: Love's Storm.

CONTEST: We're holding a fabulous, sexy contest for Love's Storm's release and the entire trilogy! You can win an autographed, mini leather flogger, sexy intimate jewelry from Nipple Charms and more. Click here to get details and participate in the Razor Romances Booty giveaway. The contest ends June 1.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Back from The Crypt...with an apology

Bet you all thought I'd vanished off the face of the planet, and, to be honest, there have been days over these last few months when I'd wished I had, but, I AM BACK.
Mistress Gina Kincade, Naughty Nights Press, all the editors, artists and everyone connected with this wonderful publishing company, I AM SORRY. Sorry I have been absent without leave, sorry I haven't been up to my usual standards, and sorry for not being totally honest with you all about my reasons why, especially you Mistress Gina, because everyone has always been honest with me.
The thing is, my depression has been dragging me back to the dark places I never wanted to go back to, my disability has been causing immense, almost unbearable pain, and my body has been doing its best to just shut down, which has made me so tired these last few weeks I haven't been able to function to the best of my abilities. Staying awake has been the hardest thing for me to do, so I therefore sought help from a doctor.
Now though, I know why I've been feeling like I have and I'm having to change my diet, take extra vitamins, and basically go against everything I have always done to keep myself functioning. But, the positive outcome to all this means I can now resume doing what I love doing best. No, not that! Writing, advocating equality and respect, and having you all back with me in the World of J. S. Morbius.
I know this post hasn't anything to do the the world of Morbius that you all know and love, the world of respect, equality and love for all, no matter what their sexuality or gender, but I thought that an apology and explanation was the least I could do.
With that all said, I hope now to get back on track, bring you even more blog posts, both here on the NNP blog and in The Crypt, write better than ever, and be more of a visible and valuable member of the wonderful world of Naughty Nights Press.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Night Owl Romance TOP PICK Review For DON'T CALL ME BABY!

My novel "Don't Call Me Baby" was named a Top Pick review at Night Owl Reviews! I'm psyched!

I ask myself all the time what do I want from my writing career? I'm sure many writers do. Some see writing as a cathartic process so they may exorcise their demons. Putting their feelings and thoughts down on the written page is a way to make them less threatening. Most of the time, their scribblings aren't meant to be seen by others.

Other writers, myself included, want readers. Readers are the holy grail. How on earth do you attract them? You have to engage them. I've learned through trial and error that bombing potential readers with promotions only drives them away. My favorite way to engage readers is through chats. I'm often a guest at Night Owl Reviews and Coffeetime Romance chats, and I enjoy hanging out with many of the same readers each time. I also enjoy Yahoo group chats, although they're a bit less personal. People lurk, so I know they're reading. Other effective forms of engaging readers are through radio shows and blog hops.

Lastly, I want recognition for my hard work. This Top Pick review delights me for that very reason - "Don't Call Me Baby" has been highlighted for being especially good. The best combination in my opinion is recognition and readers.

In honor of my Top Pick review, "Don't Call Me Baby" is now available at the Naughty Nights Press web site and All Romance eBooks for 25% off until May 31. That's $4.49 instead of $5.99. A real steal! Make sure you pick up your copy while the going's hot.


Night Owl Reviews
Top Pick
4 1/2 stars

Don’t Call Me Baby is a fast paced, very adventurous romantic novel that will take readers on a roller coaster ride of scorching romantic fun. The main character, Catherine, is a woman after my own heart. She is young and fiercely independent, and beyond gorgeous. She is not wealthy, but she wants to live the good life and is not afraid to go get it. She is also very sexually liberated, and in the 1980’s this was sometimes a good thing, and sometimes a not so good thing. The story is so blisteringly hot and steamy; it’s difficult to put down. It took me back to a better time, and a time I enjoyed much more. It is a novel I truly enjoyed reading, and will definitely be reading time and time again. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it’s also not to be missed.

So many men, so little time. Catherine has a long list of men that she sees on a regular basis, and at the top of the list (for the moment, anyway) is Brian. He’s one of her professors at Quincy, and a married man, but that’s never been a problem. But he’s so demanding! So maybe some time apart will be just the trick. A summer theater camp at another local college for local teens should make him realize that Catherine is not his possession, right? That is, until she gets to the camp and meets the other counselors. Ryan is gorgeous, and the rest? Well, what’s a girl on her own to do? Why, enjoy as many as she can! In the meantime, Catherine will come to grips with her mind and her heart, and will figure out what she really wants in life.

Book Blurb for Don't Call Me Baby

DON'T CALL ME 'BABY' is a fast-paced, quick-witted, sexy, novel about a young woman exploring her sexuality and the cultural morés she collides with on a daily basis.

It's 1983 in Maryland and Catherine Stone is sex on wheels. She plays the field the way men have done for aeons. Not content to strive for her MRS degree like so many young women her age, she seduces men of all stripes – married college professors, theatre students, virgins, complete strangers who intrigue her. She has already cost one man his job.

She asks herself lots of questions on her search to enjoy her sexuality. Why don't other women enjoy their sex as much as she does? Why do so many women and men look down on sexually free women, calling them sluts while sexually free men are called studs and Lotharios? She bucks at the double standards! Catherine has made no commitment to any man. She's free to explore and she gladly does so. No man can tie her down and no woman's judgment will stop her from playing the field to her heart's content.

Does she meet her match in a new man who introduces her to sexual bliss she had never before experienced? When she tries multiple partners and bondage for the first time as a submissive, she believes she's found the sexual bliss she is looking for – and with a man who not only introduces her to the fineries in life but also cares about her like no man ever has before.

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[Intro: Catherine Stone is my heroine and the book's main character. She has taken a summer job at a college camp. Ryan is the older college professor in charge of the camp. KC (aka Casey) is one of the counselors who becomes one of Catherine's closest friends. DJ teaches drama at the camp. They are currently in an orientation meeting before camp begins.]

At that moment, a young man ran into the room in a blaze of jeans and oversized t-shirt. He tossed his backpack behind the chair next to DJ, and then plopped into a seat.
“Nice of you to drop by, KC.” Ryan said.
“Sorry I'm late. Ran a bit behind this morning.” He gave the crowd a big toothy grin, and leaned back in his chair until the front two legs were off the ground. Oh, boy. This guy is going to be fun. “Okay, alarm didn't go off. But I'm here. So… did I miss anything?”
“Not yet, but you did manage to be the center of attention again,” Ryan tried to sound miffed, but Catherine saw his dimples deepen as he tried not to smile. “We just did introductions. You can get to know everyone here a bit later. Now, I need to get started.”
The orientation went well. Catherine kept her legs up on the table, showing them off, and her stunt did not get past KC. His eyebrows shot up, and he blew a kiss in her direction. Catherine couldn't help but like him immediately. He seemed to be the type of guy who didn't take a thing seriously, and she liked to surround herself with people like that. KC’s silly mood was infectious, and soon with his carousing and smart-mouthed funny comments, everyone at the table was laughing. Monica and Ryan assigned each worker to a class. DJ and Catherine were to teach drama.
“I brought my accordion again,” KC said. “You know how much the kids loved me last year.”
“They cringed, KC,” DJ said. “Did you actually watch them when you played Freebird? On the accordion? You were not cool, dude. Try as you might.”
“I was the coolest guy in the room. You're just jealous because you can't pick out Freebird on that tin-plated noise machine you play.”
“It's a 12-string steel guitar, and I can pick out Freebird just fine.”
“Looks like Miss Longest-Legs-in-the-Universe here is also a guitarist. You two can play the theme to Deliverance to really get the kids in a good mood.”
“How'd you know I play the guitar?” Catherine stretched her legs in response to KC's ribbing. Her movement did not get past Ryan's attention. That pleased her to no end.
“I saw you arrive, and you hoisted that guitar over your head. I see a threesome in your future - no, not that kind! Get your mind out of the gutter!!” He laughed at his own joke, and so did everyone in the room, including Catherine. “Us, on guitars. You, DJ, and I. Scaring the kids to death with our bad renditions of Kumbaya. And there's no need to look so horrified. DJ is used to me picking on him. It's all in good fun. We've been best friends since we were in fourth grade.”
“And we've been at each other's throats ever since.” DJ said. “I'm glad we're going to teach the drama classes, Catherine. Your suggestion of improvs is perfect. After the meeting, want to do some brainstorming?”
“Sounds good to me. I have lots of good ideas.”
“Don't let him hog all the ideas,” KC said. “He's a born monopolizer.”
“Speak for yourself.”
“I do. All the time.” He winked at her, and DJ busted out laughing. It was good to see DJ's handsome smile. It made his demeanor seem less standoffish. She figured out his relationship with Casey. They balanced each other out very nicely. DJ was the imposing Pontiac GTO and Casey was the Triumph Spitfire.
When Monica learned that Catherine played the piano, guitar, and flute, she immediately added her name to the list of people to play music around the campfire at night. DJ would join her on the guitar and KC on the accordion. What is it with the initials for names around here? Did their parents name them by choosing two different blocks from a game of Scrabble? It wasn't required that she play every night, but it sure sounded like fun.
Once the meeting was over, and everyone left the room to go about their business, Catherine ran until she caught up with KC and DJ. But she didn't leave without giving Ryan a coy smile and a wiggle of her hips. His gaze traveled to parts of her body that would have been considered impolite in mixed company. She didn't turn to see Ryan watch her as she wiggled her way out into the hall towards KC and DJ.
“Here she is, the girl with the longest legs in the world. And damn! You're short!”
She looked up at KC. “I'm five foot nothing. Most of it legs. You are what? Six feet?”
“Six foot two. So you and my buddy DJ are going to run the acting workshops for the kids?”
“Sure looks that way. It sounds like fun. I know lots of theatre exercises we could try on the kids. They make great icebreakers, too.”
“Well, I'll leave you two kids to your theatre business,” KC said. “I haven't unpacked yet, and I want to get myself settled in. See you two at dinner?”
“Yeah. What does KC stand for anyway?”
“Kevin Collins. I go by '‘Casey,’ C-A-S-E-Y. Emphasis on the first syllable. I'll see you two later.”
He ran off before either of them could answer, which struck Catherine as something he did on a regular basis. Looks like you met your match, girl. Being around Casey could be exhausting, and she had only a little bit of exposure to him. How was she going to survive two weeks of “Whirlwind Casey”? She wasn't the least bit attracted to him, and she didn't want to fuck him, but he was far too much fun to ignore. He'd be a good friend to have in her corner if she needed one. And she wanted to make friends with him regardless of what gossip might erupt about her sexual activities, and there was bound to be some sooner or later.

Monday, May 20, 2013

For Writers By Writers | How to Improve Your Blurb with Conflict Questions

So you got yourself a blurb. Now what? How do you improve your blurb so it works its absolute hardest for you?

Some agents and publishers have their own formulae for how they like blurbs from their authors to look. Others just like a really good hook. Some like a blurb that reads like a back-cover blurb (and yes, there is a difference, because a blurb on a cover letter or sent with a sample might not necessarily be what ends up getting sent out in press releases, etc.). Others just know a good blurb when they see it.

So what to do? You went through the hell and agony of writing a blurb in the first place, and now you need to improve it?

Yes, you do.

Why You Need to Improve Your Blurb

Not that there's anything wrong with a functional blurb that has a strong foundation with the five sentence plot-points paragraph, but if you are submitting to a publisher with its own way of doing things, you're going to have to mold that blurb to meet guidelines.

Because remember: when going through the slush piles, agents, editors, and publishers (their assistants, really) are looking for reasons to toss yours, not keep it. Not conforming to their requirements for a blurb can see your MS in the circular file before eyes have even scoped out your work.

Naughty Nights Press guidelines are a bit tough. If you're looking to submit to NNP (and if you're reading this blog, there's a good chance you are), it's advisable to keep it short. Aim for 400 characters or less to start with. For most, this makes the five-sentence format far too long.

What to do?

Improve your blurb. Up the stakes. Raise conflict questions.

Deconstructing a Strong Blurb

Let's take a really good example, Phoenix Johnson's The Wolf in the Neighborhood, Book 1 in the Wolf Smitten Series:

What do you do when your past comes back to haunt you? 
Could a dark secret revealed by a new lover be something you could overlook just to have him? 
What kind of secrets could you learn to live with for true love? 

Krissy has a hunky new neighbor with a dark secret; Derek is a vet with an interesting past. They hit it off quickly, but when Krissy’s abusive ex, James, comes to town, Derek shows a side Krissy never could have guessed, but James refuses to give up. 

Can Derek’s secret save them, or will James have his revenge?

Now,  this blurb comes in at just over 500 characters, so it's not ideal. However, it gets leeway because it's well-written and has some really great conflict questions. They start out general and pose interesting questions directed at you, the reader. Notice they go from very general to very specific until you know that Derek has a secret that can A.) destroy his new relationship with Krissy, B.) will put true love under some serious pressure, C.) will most likely challenge Krissy's idea of the world as she knows it, and D.) has the power to save them from the Big Bad Guy...if Krissy can accept it.

That's pretty heavy for 500 words! What's Derek's secret, and what would you be willing to accept if you were Krissy? That's enough to make just about anyone pick up the book.

So how does this blurb work?

It could have been written as a basic --yet strong and efficient-- plots-point blurb, like I outline in Blurb Writing Made Simple. However, you can condense a lot of that by converting a sentence or two into a Conflict Question.

Conflict Questions

What is a Conflict Question? Simply put, it's a question posed to the reader that outlines a central point of conflict within the story.

The first line of Phoenix Johnson's blurb could have read, "Krissy's past as come back to haunt her. A new lover has revealed a dark secret, and she doesn't know how much she can accept just to keep him."

It's good, but it's not great. It doesn't reach out and inspire you to relate to Krissy's plight. In fact, it makes her sound kind of weak and indecisive when it should be gritty and suspenseful.

Some great ways to open with a Conflict Question are:

What would you do if...?
EXAMPLE: What would you do if your past comes back to haunt you? (The Wolf in the Neighborhood)

If you could do/have/be [something extraordinary], what would you do?
EXAMPLE: If you could find someone to explore the depths of your hidden sexuality, would you? (The Training of Tess)

How far would you go to [fulfill a basic human need]?
EXAMPLE: How far would you go to save your home and have the man you love? (Gone With the Wind)

If [something bad happened], how far would you go [to fix it]?
EXAMPLE: If you were separated from your life mate, would you fight to the death to be reunited? (Whisper on a Scream)

Next time we'll look at taking your blurb and converting some of your stronger sentences into powerhouse Conflict Questions.

Until then, Ciao!

Writing is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. That inspiration can carry you through the 90%, but only by understanding the tools at your disposal. Delena knows a thing or two about writing tools and how to make the most of your writing. Want her to prove it? Visit her blog The Printed Fox and check out her series For Writers, By Writers. Delena Silverfox is a historical romance author with Naughty Nights Press.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Writing Game

Since I am drawing a blank on what to write about, I figured I’d post a writing game. You can see the instructions below, and please feel free to try it for yourself :) The game comes from the Write Brain Workbook.
Terrible Twos Game,
You are two years old. Write from this perspective. Be childlike!
Give yourself a name, initials CAT…Cherry Anna Tenor
Nickname: Duchess
Eye color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Favorite Food: McDonald’s French fries
Siblings: None yet
How parents treat you: Spoiled.
Thoughts on toilet training: Scared of the toilet and falling in again, the water was cold, and I’m pretty sure if it was flushed I’d end up getting sucked in.
Start with,
Here I am stuck in my crib, This is stupid. Not only am I stuck in my crib way past the crack ass of dawn, but I have one chubby leg jammed through the bars. I was going to have to either cut back on the milk or cut down to skim. In a hissy fit about being held captive, I threw every single toy out of my crib. Now my nursery is littered with plastic keys, a chew ring, and a bright assortment of teddy bears and blankets. Since this failed to get parental attention, I tried disrobing down to my pamper and tossed my footies across the room. The only thing I had left was my monkey, but in a red furry I tossed her out too, then panicked as I watched her sail through the air, far out of reach. After which I took to screaming my head off for what seemed like forever. I decided my neglectful mother wasn’t coming to my rescue after all and if I wanted the monkey back I was going to have to get her myself. Hence my current predicament with having my limb lodged in a crib that I’m quit certain should have been recalled. I wiggled some but it only hurt so I flopped back in my bed and contemplated a life without a leg and how bad my mother would feel for sleeping in. I jammed my thumb in my mouth and sucked on that while I planned my next move. Slowly my eyes started to slip closed and I thought about how mad my monkey was going to be at me. At least she landed on a blanket which was more than I had at the moment

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ménage à trois


This delightful French term, which literally means a 'household of three', is more commonly used to apply to a one-off sexual liaison rather than a domestic arrangement. Also known as a threesome it is a topic close to the hearts of many erotic writers including mine. What a delicious fantasy it is to imagine sharing our beds, and our bodies, with two other people! Whether or not that is two men and one woman or one man and two women is irrelevant, as we can just as easily fantasize and occasionally write about, both.

As an erotic writer l am always exploring sexual fantasies. Occasionally they're my own. ‘The Slipper for Rose’ for example was a recurring fantasy l would conjure up whenever the need arose. The delicious idea of being strapped into a device guaranteed to tease and please appealed to the naughtiest side of my wanton nature.


There was a round piece of latex stuck on top of the desk, part way in from the edge; it was shaped like a small cushion. Rose inspected it closely; it felt soft and yielding under her palm. Some way towards the centre of the desk were what looked like wrist restraints screwed into the wood about a foot apart. Rose turned to look at him quizzically. Mr. Phillips didn’t move. Rose followed the contraption with her hand, down beneath the edge of the desk in front of the latex. Peering underneath she saw what looked like a soft, curved vibrator lying on its side. It had been pushed backwards level with the edge of the desk and held into place between two wooden blocks by an elastic strap.

But l digress...

I have written ménage scenes into many of my earlier books including ‘Alice’s Initiation’ and ‘Three’s a Crowd’ where the thrill of getting what you think you want throws up an unexpected question or two. In real life l’m sure multi partner situations are rarely trouble free, but in erotic fiction they need to be fun!
For the voyeur in all of us l have written many multi partner scenes most noticeably in ‘Park ‘n Ride’ a collection of 4 outdoor sex stories two of which are based on the ‘dogging’ scene.

Excerpt from Good Doggy two – Park ‘n Ride:

There was a cheer that signalled the end of the sexual performance in the saloon. I hit the music on the Transit’s CD player and turned on the lights in the back of the van. The crowd sensed action and followed Max back to the vehicle. Phil was hyped up from what he had just witnessed. His eyes were bright and wide, his bulge obvious. They climbed into the back with me and the crowd closed around us.

Both men stripped before easing me out of my skirt and top. I heard grunts of approval from the gathered men. We knelt together on the carpet, Max came behind me caressing my breasts and trailing kisses along my neck. We were facing our audience who were almost close enough to touch. My nipples peaked, pointing at the crowd. Max squeezed them between thumb and forefinger, the little shocks making me squirm. We moved sideways and he pushed his cock, rigid from watching the previous ’act,’ against my ass. I fell forward onto my hands, my ass jutting upwards seeking him out. The hungry faces in the crowd, the thrill of what we were doing and the two naked studs, their expectant cocks waiting to please me was all l needed.

Coming soon a Naughty Nights Press Exclusive…

A multi - partner treat for lovers of ménage and group sex…

‘A Voyeuristic Lover’ by Gemma Parkes.

Watch this space!

Until next time, love one another,


Monday, May 13, 2013

What makes a good story?

It's the golden question really. What makes a story that people want to read? For me, there's a few elements, but the main one is, 'could it be real...' But I write fiction yes? Indeed I do, but if you ever want people to relate and sympathise with your characters, then they have to be real. They have to be people that you've met at one point in your life. There's nothing better than sitting on a train, or walking down the road and seeing someone and thinking "Is that Master Charles?" or "That's what I imagined Tess would look like".

So am I saying that my characters are actually real? In a way, yes. Each character I create is based on elements of people I have met, talked to, researched in my life, and even how they look is often truthful too. Perhaps I should carry a warning with me when I chat to people 'beware, because at some point, elements of you may end up in a book...' that sounds awful doesn't it? Would it be better if I explain I'm a little in love with all of my characters?! Well, judging by comments from my readers, then perhaps some of them are too. There's nothing more satisfying than the prospect that your readers love your characters as much as you do.

The other thing is that my characters are deeply flawed, they're so far from perfect that it makes you wonder if you should even like them at all. If you're after the perfect hero or heroine, then I am afraid I'm going to disappoint you. In real life, such personalities don't exist, so, if it's not real, there's no place for it in my books! That's not to say I don't take a little artistic license, add a little flair here and there, but the essence of who that person is, exists. In the many people I have had the pleasure to meet in my as yet, short time on this planet.

What actually is the story then? The stories that evolve are based on the interactions between the main characters, their highs, their lows, their loves, their losses. What better story is there in life than the relationships between people, and the resulting consequences?

As the Tess series draws to a close, I have found that the characters who have been created have demanded a life of their own, and who am I to argue with them? In the same way that Master Charles demanded His own introduction Becoming the Master, Lady Isabella, a new character for Menage a Tess, has started to whisper to me that she wants the same as Him. So, she is currently telling me the story of a delicious encounter which she had in an elevator when she was fresh out of University. She really is quite a woman. Should I mention she also has a series of her own planned? Perhaps that's a discussion for another time...

The characters I create have a world of their own, a life, a history, a future. I would love for you to join me as I write their stories, and find new personalities... The future is an exciting place, do you dare to follow me there?

Psst... Do you want to know more about my writing before anyone else does? A veritable plethora of freebies and fun... Take a look here if you're interested... 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Come join the Shayla Black's "Who's Your Wicked Lover" Giveaway Hop

Naughty Nights Press (NNP) is ecstatic to be able to help promote the talented and sexy author Shayla Black's new release--Ours To Love and what better way to do this than by joining in on her giveaway hop!

Now I am sure you are all curious as to what is up for grabs, so let me tell you that Shayla is very kindly giving away to one lucky person a brand new Kindle Fire HD 7". 

Now all you need to do is follow the information on Rafflecopter to be eligible. The Who's Your Wicked Lover Giveaway Hop runs between Monday 7th May and ends on Sunday 12th May. So you have a whole week to join in on the fun!

To help Ms. Black with her giveaway, Naughty Nights Press (NNP) is giving away a $25 NNP Gift Card. Great way to help fill up your Kindle.

Please see below for relevant entry terms and links to all the other fantastic bloggers who are participating in this super exciting giveaway hop. So please take the time to check out their blogs and enter their giveaway's. You never know what you could become the proud winner of.

Ours To Lov
7th book in the 
Wicked Lovers series.

Between two brothers… 

Xander Santiago spent years living it up as a billionaire playboy. Never given a chance to lead his family business in the boardroom, he became a master in the bedroom instead. His older brother, Javier, inherited the company and worked tirelessly to make it an empire. But while cutthroat corporate espionage took its toll on Javier, nothing was as devastating as the seemingly senseless murder of his wife. It propelled him into a year of punishing rage and guilt…until Xander came to his rescue. 

Comes an irresistible woman… 

Eager to rejuvenate Javier’s life, Xander shanghais him to Louisiana, where they meet beautiful London McLane. After a decade of tragedy and struggle, London is determined to make a fresh start—and these sexy billionaire brothers are more than willing to help. In every way. London is stunned to find herself open to every heated suggestion…and desperately hoping that her love will heal them.

And inescapable danger. 

But a killer is watching, on a single-minded mission to destroy everything the Santiago brothers hold dear, especially London. As fear and desire collide, every passionate beat of her heart could be her last.

Visit Shayla Black at her website.

Ours To Love releases on May 7th 2013 through Amazon


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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Expanding my Horizons - Writing F/F

Greetings folks! This is BLMorticia, resident bad girl with another smexy blogpost!

I’m about to tackle another subgenre in my budding writing career. Sure, I love some hot and sexy men. Sweaty muscular bodies humping, hairy faces rubbing against one another, mutual masturbation. Whew, just thinking about it gets me hot and bothered. However, I’m not ashamed to say I love reading some hot women getting it on too.

As you all should know, I’m not afraid to explore all facets of sexuality and writing some lesbian erotica romance is just one of the many things I look forward to doing. Besides, women can be hot too right? Gripping on one another’s breasts, playing with nipples, sucking, biting, and oh let’s not forget bumping uglies. *laughs* Women’s form of mutual masturbation is fingering or adding some toys to their sexual moment.

Take a look at my picture above. It’s sensual right? Two hot women, in a heavy embrace. One covering the other’s breast with her hand, toying with her nipple while their tongues dance in each other’s mouths. I searched the royalty free sites for beautiful lesbian photos and this one caught my eye as a great cover for my lesbian shorts. Now, it doesn’t mean I won’t be doing hot gay romance anymore nor will I stop doing hetero. In fact, my next full romance will be a hetero book in the Triad’s N'awlins Exotica series.

All it means is I’m exploring romance and erotica in its many forms. Women may not be as hot as men to me but that doesn’t mean they aren’t hot at all. In my opinion, only a woman knows another woman’s body better than her own. You should know what feels good to her because you’ve probably done it to yourself. Women don’t have dicks but we improvise when we’re by ourselves so of course, being in a lesbian relationship forces both women to use their imaginations to the fullest.

Writing the feelings a woman will experience will be a lot easier since I can experiment on my own. *evil snicker* Should make the research a lot more fun too. I look forward into delving into it further in the very near future.

How about it readers? Would you be interested in reading some girl/girl romances and if you have, please recommend a few I should take a look at. Not just erotica but actual romance books too. I’d love the suggestions.

Thanks for listening and look for my first published lesbian scene to be in the Wretched 1.2 coming the end of this month. Also, my first erotica short shall be released soon.

BLMorticia is currently a published writer with Naughty Nights Press and Rebel Ink Press. She entertains her readers with hot and smexy sex, humor, and lots of swear words. She attempts to incorporate metal music or the military in most of her works. Nothin’ sexier than metalheads or military servicemen and women! She also writes a biweekly column on Blak Rayne Books and blogs on the First Thursday of the month at NNP Blog. For more info, please visit, Erotica With Snark