The Real Neat Blogger Award

Happy Fourth! To celebrate, my latest release Shifting Into Love is only $0.50 at All Romance. I feel it’s this close to being a best seller there. Please go buy it! Remember, I’m NOT posting the whole story on my blog.

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I received the Real Neat Blogger Award! It’s my first blog award ever, so I’m very happy.

The Rules:

    • Thank and link the blogger that nominated you.
    • Answer the 7 questions that the nomination has provided you.
    • Create 7 questions for your nominees.
    • Nominate 7 other bloggers.
    • Bend said rules

Thank you to Susan Voss at Dab of Darkness for nominating me! I’m a private person so answering these questions was hard. I hope you enjoy them.

If you could be an extra on a period piece (Outlander, Spartacus, etc.) what would it be and what would you be doing? I’d like to be on The Black Adder series as a maid who had some sort of running gag throughout all of the time periods the series covers. I’m not picky about the running gag…a one liner, tripping or some other physical comedy ant an important moment, and then I disappear 🙂

What makes you cringe? When I’m reading a book and the same word is typed wrong over and over. I’m currently reading a popular indie author and she refuses to capitalize Scotch when referring to Scotch whiskey.

What’s the most interesting gross fact you know? I try to avoid gross stuff so my fact is pretty boring: Flies frequently vomit when they land.

It’s time for you to host the book club. Who do you invite (living, dead, fictional, real)? And what 3 books will you be discussing? Living: My editor, my publicist and Holly Jennings. Dead: Dauphne du Maurier, Margaret Mitchell, Arthur C. Clarke. Three books: Arena by Holly Jennings, Twilight by Stephanie Meyers and Masked Hearts by me. I know Holly Jennings through the internet and think it would be really cool to discuss Arena with her. Having Arthur C. Clarke there would be interesting to hear his thoughts not only on her book, but also on where the genre of science fiction is going. Daphne du Maurier is one of my favorite authors. I would love to have a discussion with her about style. It would be really interesting to listen to du Maurier and Mitchell talk about Twilight —what’s derivative of their own works, what’s interesting, what do they like about, the plotting and what doesn’t work at all. And then how could I resist hearing opinions about my own book 🙂

If you had to choose someone to rescue you from the jaws of certain death would it be a superhero, supernatural creature, or a space alien? It would be a dragon who could shape shift into a person. I’m quite fond of dragons 🙂

If you could, what book/movie/TV series would you like to experience for the first time all over again and why? I wish I could read again without my writer filter being on. When I read now, I’m looking for style, plotting, character growth, etc. I get easily annoyed with authors I think aren’t working hard enough on their craft. I wish I could just sit back and let it go.

If everyone came with warning labels, what would yours say? I’m not upset; I’m just thinking about a story.” I must frown when I’m in deep thought because I often get asked “Are you okay?” when I’m trying to plot out a story. I also stare off into space which is not as socially acceptable as staring at a computer screen or piece of paper so I think it’s disconcerting.

My nominations: Holly Jennings, Stacey is Sassy, Romance Novels for the Beach, Inspector Gorgeous, All Romance Reads, Lynn Thayler, Love Serially.

My questions:

What coffee/espresso drink best describes you?

If you were getting ready for a hot date and ran out of time, would you focus more on hair or nails?

Who’s your favorite book boyfriend?

Who’s your favorite hero type: billionaire, cop, cowboy, dragon, elf…etc?

What book do you love that everyone hates or what book do you hate that everyone loves?

Are you excited about the Gilmore Girls reunion or are you more like “Gilmore who?”

Share your favorite recipe.

Thanks again Susan for the shout out!

 

 

Congratulations to the Winners!

During the blog hop, I got five commenters: Megen, Wyndwhisper, Alaina, H.B. and Jana. Thanks for commenting! I put the names in a hat and drew out two. Congratulations to Alaina and Windwhisper! They each get a five dollar gift card.

This week I’ll be continuing with Becoming a Romance Heroine–Fantasy Style. Please come by and check it out!

Please Welcome Dee Tass!

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Please welcome Dee Tass to Flutters and Flirtations. She’s an erotic romance writer of female lovers, and part of the Absolute Erotic Blog Hop. Remember, all commenters on the blog this week get entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card and a Starbucks gift Card!

1. Dee, your blog is new! I enjoyed your first Sunday Snog. Can you tell us what plans you have for it?

I’m trying to build an audience for my work, which is all still in progress right now. I also want to make contact with other authors writing F/F.

2. M/M romance has become really popular. Do you think F/F romance is about to hit it big too?

M/M has definitely opened the doors for the other strands of the rainbow, which is a really good thing. Readers are looking for more, so there is a growth in popularity.

3. Do you have a recent release? If not, tell us about your current work in progress.

Not yet. I’m currently working on a Steampunk story about a woman whose come back from the Boar War only to end up caught up in a galactic one. It has steam-powered devices, dirigibles and bug-eyed monsters, and is really fun to write.

4. I see you enjoy writing in a science fiction setting. Do you enjoy other genres as well? What is your favorite genre to mix with romance?

I love anything weird. I’ve written vampires, aliens, angels and werewolves. But I inevitably return to sci fi romance. Born and raised on Doctor Who, I’m a complete geek.

5. What feature makes you want to get it on with someone?

There’s nothing more attractive than a good sense of humour. Failing that, I have a thing for shoulders/arms. I have no idea why.

6. What feature turns on your main character the most?

Violet is drawn to Harry’s intelligence and the fact she utterly defies societal convention (like shortening her name to Harry, wearing men’s clothes and being an inventor).

7.Do you like to make a soundtrack for your stories?

Not always, but I do listen to music a lot. It has to be albums I know well, though, otherwise I’ll concentrate too much on the lyrics and not what I’m writing.

8. As an erotic author, how much do you enjoy writing sexy scenes?

I love them!

9. I’ve noticed on our forum that some writers do the sex scenes last after writing everything else in the book. Do you do the sex scenes first, last or as they come?

Come, heh. Ahem. Sometimes an idea strikes and I have to write it at that moment, or I’m not sure how what the fallout is going to be so I write that first. However, it’s usually as I go along.

10. If your story was turned into a movie, who would you like to see playing your two lovers?

Oh, Jaime Murray would play Violet, as she’s largely based on HG from Warehouse 13. I’m less sure about Harry. Possibly Jaime Ray Newman, though she’d have to dye her hair darker.

I love HG Wells in Warehouse 13! Thank you so much for joining us today, Dee! Readers, please ask Dee your own questions in the comment section!

 

Blog Hop Interviews

Dear Readers,

I’m truly disappointed in my lack of blogging this week for the blog hop. I’ve been sicker than I have in a long, long time. I did manage to put together all of Shifting into Love in one spot for your reading pleasure. I also was interviewed by Ana J. Phoenix, writer of hot M/M erotic romance. The interview should appear on her blog on July 5th.

I will be interviewing Dee Tass on July 6, a writer of hot F/F erotic romance. Actually, I’ve already done the interview and found her to be a real kick 🙂 Please come check it out! And please post some comments for her interview to welcome her and so I can giveaway some goodies. If you want to wish me good health in the comments for this post, I will add your names to the drawing!

Happy 4th!

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Week 1

June 23 – Azalea Moone interviews Anais Morgan

June 24 – Anais Morgan interviews Emily Veinglory

June 25 – Emily Veinglory interviews Scarlet Day

June 26  – Scarlet Day interviews Zoe X. Rider

June 27 – Zoe X. Rider interviews Gail Bridges

June 28 – Gail Bridges interviews Crane Hana

June 29 – Crane Hana interviews Kate Lowell

Week 2

June 30 – Kate Lowell interviews Karenna Colcroft

July 01 – Karenna Colcroft interviews Kimber Vale

July 02 – Kimber Vale interviews Ravon Silvius

July 03 – Ravon Silvius interviews Tara Quan

July 04 – Tara Quan interviews Ana J. Phoenix (HERE)

July 05 – Ana J. Phoenix interviews Evelyn Aster

July 06 – Evelyn Aster interviews Dee Tass

July 07 – Dee Tass interviews Azalea Moone

Interviews and Sale!

Sorry I haven’t gotten as many blog posts up as I wanted to this week. I caught a summer cold and it made my head fuzzy.

Continuing the blog hop: Interview with Scarlet Day and interview with Zoe X. Rider.

I also just found out that you can get Through the Paintings with a 30% rebate at Allromance today only! Please buy it and let me know what you think!

Thanks so much and happy reading!

 

Becoming a Romance Heroine: The Bondage Dress

I hope you’re having a fabulous evening. I know yesterday I said this post would be “the first date.” It still is, but since it’s the Erotica Blog Hop, I decided “The Bondage Dress” had a racier sound.

I’ve gone back and forth about posting the picture because I really didn’t pick out the dress thinking about bondage (it’s not my kink). After the comments in the Shoes post, I realized the dress looked totally bondage style. But I suspect every good romance heroine trying to snag her alpha male has something of a hint of bondage (like sandals 🙂 )

So here is the new dress I bought for my first date as a Romance Heroine:

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It has a gold circular collar and then a long chain down the back (I know, how could I not think bondage on seeing it).

So now I had my nails done, my new shoes my lover bought me and my new dress. Here is the first date as a romance heroine written in the style of a romance story:

I stood at the door and took a deep breath. He hadn’t told me what we were doing that evening, so I could be way overdressed. And what if I looked ridiculous? This was way beyond my usual style.

I rolled my shoulders back and stood tall in my high heels. Fuck it. We always had fun and could just laugh off my attempt at being a romance heroine if I didn’t look as good as I hoped. 

I let myself in and was immediately invited to the back porch by the sound of the fountain flowing outside. I stepped out onto the patio and saw he had a drink ready for me in a dark cobalt glass. He was dressed a lot more casually in shorts that showed off his muscular legs and a dark t-shirt, but the look on his face told me I had dressed exactly right.

“Hey Drake,” I said, clutching my purse in my hands. I still had something I needed to ask him and found myself nervous over that too.

Instead of saying anything, he stood up and offered me the blue glass. He watched as I took a sip, and I could feel heat between us even though we didn’t touch. I gave him back the glass, and he finally said, “You look great.”

My face flushed as I thanked him. “Could you do me a favor?”

His eyes were still taking me in as he said, “Anything.”

I rolled my lips together. “I need pictures for my blog, like of my shoes and nails and this dress. You know, for the romance heroine series.”

“I get to take pictures of you looking like this?”

I smiled and shed all my nervousness. I have no idea what he had planned for that evening, but whatever it was, we never got to it. I’ll close the door here since this is my actual life, but the rest of the night was smokin’ hot.

A few business details before I go: remember if you choose to follow my blog or post comments during the next to weeks, I’ll put your name in a drawing for an Amazon gift card and a Starbucks gift card. Please visit today’s blog hop interview at Anais Morgan’s blog!

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Absolute Erotic Blog Hop 2014

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Posts will be heating up here for the next two weeks while I’m participating in the Absolute Erotic Blog Hop 2014. Please take time to click on the link and see the schedule of interviews of awesome erotic writers. Next week, Ana J. Phoenix (who provided the great graphic image for the hop) will be interviewing me followed by my interview of Dee Tass.

If you’re an erotic or romance writer, join us at Absolute Write Forum in the erotic or romance section!

If you’re a reader new to my work, please check out my erotic romance novella Through the Paintings where sex is what saves the hero from being enslaved eternally.

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At the end of the hop, I’ll be giving away a $5 gift certificate to amazon.com and a $5 gift certificate to Starbucks. If you register to follow my blog or comment during the two weeks of the blog hop, I’ll put your name in the drawing. You get an entry for every post you comment on during these two weeks in a real-non-spam kind of way.

Tomorrow I will continue my quest to become a romance heroine with The first Date. You can catch up to the series by reading Becoming a Romance Heroine: Nails and Becoming a Romance Heroine: Shoes. I’ll also post a link to tomorrow’s Erotic Hop Interview.

Today’s Erotic Hop Interview is Anais Morgan over at Azalea Moon’s blog. Enjoy!