Friday, January 16, 2015

The Lady Smut book of Dark Desires - Blog Tour






Four paranormal stories of erotic temptation & paranormal thrills!

THE IMMORTAL LONGING OF BRENNA BANG by Liz Everly

When a vampire materializes through her computer, successful vampire-romance romance author Brenna Bang finds herself marked for inescapable passion with a tech savvy bloodsucker.

THE LYING, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE by C. Margery Kempe
Christina tries to figure out how to unlock her grandmother’s wardrobe and uncover what happened all those years ago when the goblins came to offer their sensuous erotic fruits.

SEXSOMNIA by Madeline Iva

Jenny needs to unravel the mystery of what she does at night and who she does it with in order to subdue the sexual demon inside her.

DIVINE by Elizabeth Shore

Locked in an abandoned mental asylum, an ambitious filmmaker soon discovers she’s trapped with a Dionysian god. He offers her a glimpse of astounding future artistic success—but it will only come true if she’ll perform an erotic ritual to free him.

The Lady Smut Book of Dark Desires is published by HarperImpulse and is available now from Amazon UKAmazon US,Barnes & Noble and all other good eBook retailers.



Today at Pinky's Favorite Reads, I am pleased to have the authors joining me.

Please join me in welcoming Liz Everly, C. Margery Kempe, Madeline Iva and Elizabeth Shore. Welcome Ladies.

Ok, who wants to start.

Liz, What inspired you to start writing, and when? I’ve always been a storyteller, even befire I could write. So I think for me, stories are how I make sense of the world. 

Margery, What is your preferred genre?
I suppose it’s fantasy as I like my fairy tales, whether they’re set in the past or present, they’re always at least a little bit magical. I started out writing (non-erotic) dark fantasy and horror, so it’s not too surprising that I continue in that vein. ‘The Lying, The Witch, and the Wardrobe’ has a lot of those elements, including a little bit of menace as we don’t know quite what these goblin men are up to—but a little adrenaline gets the pulse racing.

Madeline, Tell us your latest news? 
My latest news is that I’m writing a sequel to Sexsomnia — the novella in this anthology.  In Sexsomnia, Jenny must find out what she’s doing at night and who she’s doing.  She seeks the aid of a sleep researcher named Nadia.  The story takes a paranormal turn, but Nadia remains a sceptic.  (Or, as one reader puts it: ‘Why is Nadia such a b****?’) Sexsomniac, the sequel to Sexsomnia, is all about how Nadia winds up losing that scepticism.  Sexsomniac will be out in February.  

Elizabeth, Can you tell us a little bit about your latest work? Of course! I’ve always been fascinated by Greek and Roman mythology so I knew I wanted to do something with that for my story. Dionysus – or Bacchus, his Roman name – caught my attention because he’s the god of winemaking, madness and ecstasy. What a combination! He’s also distinct from other gods because his mother was actually a mortal, so I thought why not do a story by weaving in these attributes. So I’ve got Dionysus trapped in an abandoned mental facility – the madness part – from which he can only escape through a “mating ceremony” with a mortal. My mortal, of course, has plenty to say about that. The end of the story is a big, sensual scene complete with a forest setting and lots of wood nymphs. It’s a true bacchanalia, the word that originates, of course, from Bacchus himself.

Margery, How long did it take you to complete The Lying, The Witch & The Wardrobe?
I recall it was one of those stories that just rushed out—days I think it was. It helped that it was inspired by Rossetti’s Goblin Market which I have taught many times and thought a lot about, so all the preparation had been done before without my realising it. That’s why I say I am always writing because what seems to be idle daydreaming may actually be pre-writing—or so I will continue to claim.

Elizabeth, Are any of your characters in Divine based on real-life friends or acquaintances? Oh, definitely not. My friends are wonderful, but they’re all pretty mild mannered compared to the characters in the story. All the craziness there is straight from my own imagination!

Liz, Do you plot or write by the seat of your pants? I write by the seat of my pants. I start of with an image, or a question and go from there. 

Madeline, Do you write under a pen name?
Oh, you betcha! I loved developing the persona of Madeline Iva.  She’s like a facet of me—the enthusiastic, can-do, straight ahead, girly part of me.  Sigh.  The rest of me lurks in the shadows, procrastinates, is gnawed at by anxiety, and eats way too many crunchy snacks. 


Ok, now some fun questions….

Liz, Coffee or Tea? Both! The darker, the better!

Margery, White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate?
Oh definitely dark chocolate! The very finest, a little bitter—by far is the wonderful stuff my pal ChloĆ« sends from Switzerland that also has Absinthe in it. Yum!

Madeline, What is your favourite colour?
I’m loving that deep pink-almost-rosy-magenta color that’s kind of in right now. My next favorite is a color I think of as blackberry ice cream color—a kind of lavender on steroids.  You know what I mean? - We most certainly do !

Elizabeth, Winter or Summer? I love both, but I guess if I must choose I’d have to go with winter. I’m originally from Wisconsin so winter and I get along just fine. Plus, it’s better weather for my hair. Nothing like a little vanity to confirm my decision. 

Liz, If you could have one superpower what would it be? I’d love to read people’s minds. Just what the heck are they thinking? 

Margery, If you could be somebody else for a day who would you choose and why?
I can’t imagine being anyone else, except maybe Tilda Swinton! It would be fun to find out if it’s as fabulous being Tilda as it seems. She’s so amazing: everything she does is art but she’s so unpretentious. It just seems to be her supreme curiosity about the world, exploring everything with the same zeal. I could do that. 

Madeline, What are three things you never leave home without (apart from keys, money and phone)?
Whew! I’m glad you said only three, because I’m reaching here.  Basically the only other three items I leave with are my burt’s bees tinted lip gloss (my favorite shade is rhubarb), my sunglasses, and a kid’s coin purse I use as my wallet.  That’s it! I’m a minimalist kind of girl.

Elizabeth, Are you a technology buff (i.e have every electronic gadget known to man)? It’s funny, I’m a girl who loves the Renaissance – I’m @renaissance11 on Twitter – but I’d start foaming at the mouth without my phone. It’s stuck on me like glue. I do love to text, I gotta admit. As a writer, I also can’t survive without my laptop. But that’s kind of it for me and gadgets.  I have an ereader but still far prefer a good old-fashioned printed book. Maybe it’s my Renaissance coming out. 


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting us! I loved the fun questions :-)

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