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Format: Kindle Edition
Amount of sex: 4 / 5
How explicit: 4 / 5
Story: 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 /
5 (Rounded to 5 / 5)

A Valentine’s Bind is the first book in
the Manchester Dominants & Submissive series by author Scarlett
Flame. This quick read had me completely enthralled and I read it in
one sitting! The story was well written, and the characters were engaging.

In this story, Nicky wakes up after a night of
drinking with her friends…The scenes were so darn hot that I
recommend you have a spare pair of panties nearby!

A definite add to your TBR list!

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Getting to know…Stephanie Williams

After a very long hiatus, the Getting to know… interviews have returned. Every second Friday, I’ll be featuring interviews with authors whom I think you should get to know. Today’s author is Stephanie Williams! Stephanie writes erotic fiction and based in Toronto, Canada. So pour yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, kick back, relax and get to know Stephanie…

What is your favorite part of being a writer? 

It’s a mental escape for one thing. Also, I love world building and creating interesting characters. These are people that you may (or may not) want to meet in real life. I love for people to read places and situations that I’ve made up in my mind and they enjoy them.

In essence, I love telling the story. 🙂

twinpeakscover4 (2)Are you working on a new book now? Can you give us a sneak peek of the plot?

I am working on a ménage à trois series. It’s a series of three books. There might be a set of five. The first set is coming out now, slowly but surely, LOL.

TWIN PEAKS is now available and the second book in the series is ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT.

They’re all short shorts, ranging from 8k-12k, each .99 cents. The heat level ranges form Hot to down right raunchy! There’s something for everyone. But all the books deal with people getting or considering a ménage a trois relationship. For more details you can go to my blog.

 


Your stories are pretty steamy! When you write, do you imagine any particular actors/actresses as your leads? Or do you find inspiration elsewhere?

I find inspiration in The Hubster and Mutual Friend. For those that don’t know the story, check out my blog. I have yet to find an actress or actor that does it for me. If the hero is someone totally different from my guys, I look at cover models. They’re always inspirational. *WINK*

Should fiction address topical social issues? Some readers say they only read to escape and don’t want to be reminded of racism, social inequality, etc when they open a book. What’s your take on this?

I think you should write what ever you want. Just because some people don’t want to read something, doesn’t mean there isn’t a group that’s not interested. There is something for everyone.

I hate spiders, but there are people who like them and they may want to read about them. That was so random, wasn’t it.

So if want to make a social statement about something, and you have that urge to write about it, go ahead! Someone will buy it.

So tell me: what are you reading now?

I, Claudius. I’m in a Classical Greek and Roman mood this month.

copcover4Tell me about a typical day of writing for you.

Since I have a new career outside the home, I had to change things up a bit. I write during my lunch break, and as soon as I get home for three hours. Saturday I write from 5am to 5pm. I’m consistent no matter what, unless sick of course, then I have a whole lot of catching up to do. LOL

 

 

Many people say that writers need to be active on Twitter, Facebook, Periscope, etc if they want to make it these days in the literary world. What’s your take on social media? Is it vital for today’s authors? On which social media platforms are you active?

Yes, it’s still vital, but it’s not what’s going to bring in the huge readership of the big bucks. Not like it did from say, 10-12 years ago. When I first started writing, My Space (remember that social platform) was big. Yahoo Groups too. But there weren’t as many authors and would-be writers then.

Now the pond has become an ocean of writers, and it’s harder to vie for recognition. You have to use other avenues to advertise your work now. You need to be more creative.

Which authors would you recommend to people looking for someone new to read?

Ursula Sinclair, she writes great suspense thriller IR romances , LaVerne Thompson, is a great NA writer. She has very edgy stories. Stacy Deanne, another great Romantic Suspense writer, Jamallah Bergman has wonderful IR Full-Figured Romances, Kate Richards, she has a great cowboy series and Dahlia DeWinters is another great multicultural writer.

What was the best piece of writing advice you ever received?

Don’t just write what you know, write what you want to know more about. I got that advice from my old World Literature Professor from college.

 

What advice would you give to novice writers?

A: If you have a story inside you that you just need to get out, that you feel burning to be told–WRITE IT DOWN! Don’t let anyone (especially non-writers), tell you that story will never sell, or nobody wants to read story about…whatever. So what? You have a story to tell.

Many thanks to Stephanie for joining us today! Want to know more about Stephanie? Remember to head over to her blog to find out more about her ménage à trois series. And don’t forget to add Twin Peaks and Arrested Develeopment to your TBR lists!

Getting to know Noelle Black

Back in December I read a review of Noelle Black’s novella, Addicted Allison, and it intrigued me. It sounded exactly like my cuppa tea–a sexy story about a Black woman having an adventure and owning her sexuality. I tracked it down for my Kindle and I wasn’t disappointed. Once I finished reading it, I came into contact with Noelle Black, the talented author behind Addicted Allison, and convinced her to do an interview for my Getting to Know…series. So lean back, relax…and get to know Noelle Black.

Addicted_Allison_CoverWhat made you leave the US for Europe? Do you think you’ll stay in Europe or do you have plans of moving back to the US?

I left the US in 2006. My company had a contract position in the Greater London area. I applied for the position on a total whim, before then I didn’t have any intentions of leaving the US for more than 1 week at a time. Moving abroad permanently was so far from my mind but I ended up working in London for three years. When my contract was up, I wasn’t ready to move back to the States.
I appreciated the ease and affordability of travel in Europe as well as the work life balance. I was also deeply in love with a Scandinavian man at the time (my daughter’s father) and I didn’t want my time here to end. I made efforts to find a job in Europe and landed in Germany. I live in Berlin with my two-year-old daughter where I have a part- time job as a project manager and write in the evenings while she sleeps. I have no immediate plans on moving back to the States. I simply can’t hang with the standard two weeks vacation, paying for health care, relying on a vehicle and all the associate cost and the almost archaic parental benefits structure of a first world country. Germany is home for the foreseeable future.

How did you first begin writing Addicted Allison? Were you in a writers’ group or did you write on your own?

Totally wrote it on my own. I was inspired by the recent leaks celebrity nudes and the rise of revenge porn sites. I knew I wanted to write about a woman being slut shamed and being a victim of revenge porn, the story evolved from there. I gave myself a deadline as I wanted to have it on Amazon for Christmas. It took me a little more than 30 days to write it, despite laptop issues and a toddler who refused to go to bed at night. I would write from around 9 pm to 2 am each night. I had a good friend edit and proofread for me as well as check for inconsistencies in the story. I had another friend, give me pointers on self publishing and writing resources. I would have not completed the book with those two amazing women. They really encouraged me to finish.

One of the things that I loved about Addicted Allison was that so much of the story felt so authentic and reflected the realities of being a curvy black woman abroad. Did you use your own personal experiences as inspiration for Allison’s life?
Yes and no. Haha. I think when you write erotica, it is hard for people to separate your art and what they know of you personally as an individual. It is part of the reason why I write under a pen name, to isolate this brand from any other literature I have out there and as a figurative delineation.

Allison and I are similar in some ways and totally different in others. I am a full-figured natural Black woman who lives in Europe. I have had some amazing experiences with lovers while I traveled and her college relationship was very similar to my own. I have been in relationships with men who hid their love for fat women and some outright chubby chasers. I think I pulled so much from my personal life in the character development because I had limited time to complete the book. If I had more time I would have had the luxury of creating an entire universe totally different than my own. I didn’t have to research much because Allison and I share the same social position and are compared to the same standards of beauty and sexual expression as fat women of color.

I can say all the men in the book have been inspired by real life men. Stefano’s demeanor and ticks are based on a man I see fairly often. I would die if he knew what sexual proclivities I assigned him because I have no idea what he is into. I don’t even think of him in a sexual way! He is slight with freakishly small hands, but he has a certain swagger about him. Matthias is a culmination of men I have known/dated. I once was in love with a man who carried around the “shame” of adoring fat women like some sort of burden. He described breaking the news of his sexual preferences to his peers and family. He expected a sort of rejection and described it as living in the closet. I always found this peculiar, that he somehow thought loving a fat woman was more challenging than BEING an actual fat woman.

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If Addicted Allison were a movie, who would be in your dream cast?
Well I would play Allison, cause I want to have play-sex with Alexander Skarsgård, who I think would be the perfect Matthias. I also can’t think of any Black, plus size actresses who sport natural hair. It was really important for me that she be the antithesis of every sexual being I have seen in pop culture so far. She isn’t a white virgin on the path to discovering her inner goddess. Allison is a powerful black woman with a head full of coils who discovered what she desired in and out of the bedroom a long time ago.

Which books are on your To Be Read List?
Would you judge me if I told you I am not that big of a reader? I used to be, before my kid. These days I enjoy quick reads and the occasional long read online. I enjoy anything about female empowerment and sexual agency. I have heard good things about a book by Kristin Newman titled What I Was doing While You Were Breeding. It combines sex and travel, two of my favorite hobbies. Then again I am tired of the same old Eat Pray Love narrative by privileged women talking about their freedoms that aren’t necessarily extended to me as a woman of color.

How would you describe your writing process? Are you very structured or do you write by the seat of your pants?
I am structured with a twist. I start with a general plot and then the outline. I write summaries of what I want to happen to the character or how I want the story to develop in each chapter. I then go back and fill it in, starting with the easiest bits for me to write first. I find writing conflict difficult because I want the dialog to be realistic, so I tend to write that last.
Writing the flashback of the man with the baggy condoms went really fast for me, just because I found it entertaining to write and I think everyone has a story or two about a guy who overestimated his own endowments.

What advice would you give to any novice writers who are interested in writing erotic romance or erotica?
It’s advice I need to follow, you definitely have to market your book and find a way to stick out. The market is so overly saturated with tons of books, I have no idea how many are published weekly on Amazon but I am sure it’s significant.

Find a mentor or writing coach, someone to encourage you or bat ideas back and forth.

Google is your friend, you don’t have to be a sex dynamo to write sex scenes, I’m not. I read lots of message boards and Cosmo articles as research for certain sex acts. Also sex is just a piece of your story. Lots of my reviewers comment on how the book is intelligently written and they appreciated the plot. Of course there are people who just want to read about T&A but I think there are also people who like a side of humor and brains with their smut.

Author Noelle Black

Author Noelle Black

When you were writing Addicted Allison, did you have a playlist of music to inspire you? Could you share it with us?

I listened to a lot of Thom Yorke, Radiohead, PJ Harvey and Bjork while I wrote the book.

What other books or projects have you got in the pipeline?

Keep in mind my pipeline is long. I have so many irons in the fire, I have no idea when projects will come out the other end. I have some Sci-Fi stories that I am working on, those will be full length novels. I really grand ideas that I am developing, I’m a pretty big geek at heart. I also have some other short story ideas about plus size cam girls that will have a tie in to Allison’s story. I hope to have a portfolio of books with plus size Black women as the main character.

You teased us with an open-ended ending to Addicted Allison. What’s next for Allison and her Swede?

I struggle between writing a happily ever after or dissolving the relationship and setting Allison on a new journey. I do not want to make interracial relationships glamorous or issue free, they aren’t. I also don’t want to make life in Europe look like it’s worry free, cause it isn’t. Relationships, regardless of the color/culture of the couple have both positive and negative dynamics.

To make our couple ride off into the sunset would be expected, on the other hand, to destroy a relationship that is hardly seen in mainstream culture (fat woman with conventionally attractive man or worldly Black American woman with a Swedish hottie) is kind of a crummy thing for me to do as an author. Why can’t fat black girls have nice things? I am very torn which only delays the progress of the book.

I can promise the second book will be longer than the first. Readers were a bit annoyed it was so short. I can guarantee that Alison will have more mind-blowing sex and more drama.

Also Matthias’s past is a bit dark which I hinted at in the first book. In his quest for fulfilling his desires, he ventured into some sketchy activities which when revealed to the reader may not sit well with them. He is a good guy at the end of the day, but “good guys” are still capable of doing selfish and sometimes hurtful things.

Addicted Allison is available exclusively for Kindle.

Connect with Noelle on her website, Facebook and Twitter.

Cover Reveal: Fear of Heights by Mara White

 

Title: Fear of Heights (Book 2 in Heightsbound Series)
Author: Mara White
Genre: Erotica
Publication Date: September 16, 2014

 

What are you willing to sacrifice for love?

Your family? Your freedom? What about your life?

She’s a wealthy, forty-three-year-old Upper East Sider with a PhD – He’s a twenty-three-year-old Dominican drug dealer from Washington Heights.

Kate Champion always did exactly what was expected of her. She was the perfect wife, the perfect mother – until the day she met Jaylee Inoa.

Their journey travels a path riddled with danger, deceit, scandal and loss – where nothing is as it seems. Yet Kate and Jaylee’s passion for one another remains nearly unstoppable.

Will this daring pair of lovers from two different worlds triumph over circumstance? Can they deny the past in their quest to be together? Or is fear the ultimate navigator – a force more powerful than love?

I’m a reader, a writer, and a lover of all things romantic. I’m also a coffee, hot sauce, ink, telenovela and Bikram Yoga enthusiast. I live in New York City with my husband and two children, and I spend a lot of time on the playground.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heightsbound

Twitter: https://twitter.com/authormarawhite

Author Website: marawhite.com

Author GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7372906.Mara_White