Monday, October 29, 2012

Author Interview with Anne James, Erotic Romance

     Join us as we visit with Anne James in an old library. Anne is here this week to share a bit about herself and her debut novel, Mia. As we walk around the building, close your eyes and sniff the air; ahhh the smell of old and new books. Gotta love it!

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Anne James
Erotic Paranormal  

     J.A. McCorkle aka Anne James has always loved the supernatural and always dreamed of writing her own novel. She finally finished the first of what she hopes will be a long, long list of titles and is working on the second book every time she gets a chance. 

Naughty Reader’s: Hi Anne! Thanks for inviting us to Mia's library. Nothing better than to be surrounded by books; wouldn't you say? Tell us a bit about yourself  that our readers might not know.

Anne:  I would like to say that I have some super exceptional part of me that no one knows about, but in reality…I’m just a writer who’s trying to make it in this crazy self-publishing world! I have a full time job, not counting the wife and mom job, and I fit writing and tweeting for other authors in as much as possible. Us writers have to help each other out!

Naughty Reader’s: What made you want to become a writer?

Anne: For pretty much my whole life I have said, “I should write one myself”! Finally with the encouragement of my family, I decided it was time. I think all of us have a story inside of us that just needs a little help getting out. Let’s hope there’s more where this one came from!

Naughty Reader’s: Please share a bit about your release Mia (The Bradshaw Clan) without giving away any spoilers. Congrats on your first book!

Anne:  In this story, my main character, Mia, lives a boring but secure life as a wealthy socialite. She isn’t unhappy, but she has no passion or excitement. She meets a potential client of her husband’s and everything changes forever. She is drawn to the handsome Lucas, but there is much she doesn’t know about his life. A pair of evil vampires attack Mia’s home in the middle of the night, hoping to find and defeat Lucas. The events of that night, change Mia’s world, but is it for the better or worse? You have to read it and find out!

Naughty Reader’s: Do you write under a pen name?

Anne:  Yes, I write under Anne James.

Naughty Reader’s: What types of hero or heroine do you like best?

Anne:  For my hero, I like the type of man (or in this case - vampire) that can be gentle when it applies, but always steps up when the need arises. For my heroines, I want a woman that while may seem soft, can rise to the occasion and stand on her own feet.

Naughty Reader’s: Tell us about a typical day in your life as a writer.

Anne:  My typical day…work! Then hopefully squeezing some writing in after the other responsibilities are taken care of. Not very exciting, but maybe someday I’ll just write and promote…but until then, this is it!

Naughty Reader’s: Do your books have a common theme or are they all different?

Anne: Well, Mia is the beginning of a vampire romance/erotica/horror series, but I’m also working on an historical erotica series that I hope to have released by the end of the year.

Naughty Reader’s: How long does it take you to write and then edit a story?

Anne:  Mia took around two years, but that mainly happened because I stepped away from it for long periods of time. As all writers agree (I think), developing a story can be an emotional experience. There has to be a determination to make it happen, and I lost that a few times along the way. I have it back now and it’s not going to take as long anymore. I hope!

Naughty Reader’s: Do you have to be alone to write?

Anne:  Alone? No, but I can’t carry on a conversation while I’m trying to get the words out! Once I start a scene, I really have to get it all down, or I lose the words!

Naughty Reader’s: How do you go about naming characters?

Anne:  I may be odd, but I ask friends and family to throw some names out and I chose the ones I think match the character I’ve already dreamt up. It’s worked so far!

Naughty Reader’s: Is it easier to write about the characters if you find pictures of them before you write or do you write then find character pictures?

Anne:  I think it probably is easier if you find the picture first, but I didn’t realize that when I started writing Mia. I’ve vowed to do it the other way from now on!

Naughty Reader’s: How do you pick locations for your stories?

Anne:  I try to think about what all is going to happen within the story, then I try my best to place it somewhere I am familiar with. I wouldn’t want someone to read it and say, “I’ve been there and there’s no place like that there!”

Naughty Reader’s: What are you working on now and what should readers be looking forward to from you in the future?

Anne: As I mentioned earlier, I’m working on a historical short story series featuring a passionate but inexperienced young woman who is introduced to the exciting world of erotic pleasures! I also have the second book in the Bradshaw Clan series close to finished. I’m hoping to get the short story out, before focusing on those wonderful sexy vampires again.

Naughty Reader’s: Where can readers find out more about you and your books? 

Anne: I’m a member of the KDP select group, so the only place to buy my book is through Amazon.
     And Readers can follow me on the sites:

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Mia Harrington's life as a wealthy socialite is changed forever when a duo of deadly vampires attack her home in the middle of the night. Lucas Bradshaw, the handsome and powerful leader of a vampire clan, rescues Mia from the evil clutches of her attackers and vows that nothing will ever hurt this woman again. As Mia is exposed to the vampire world that she never knew existed, can Lucas really keep her safe? Especially when his clan is being threatened by the same vampires that attacked Mia?

As Mia recovers from that violent night, the attraction to the mysterious vampire leader grows. Will Mia be able to handle the intense attraction she shares with Lucas? Will he share more with her than he ever has shared with anyone before?


     Mia watched Lucas' emotions cross his face, knowing that he was second guessing his reaction and behavior. She wrapped her arms around his neck, and pulled his mouth down to hers.
     Givine everything she had to the kiss and tilting her hips up toward his, she absolved all doubt from his mind with her actions.
     Leaning on an elbow, he placed his other hand on her face, and settled his body more solidly against hers. Staring into her eyes, he concentrated controlling himself and not plundering her beautiful body. Slowly he withdrew from her heat, then gently pushed forward again.
     The excitement from the intimacy of having her mouth on Lucas' body had not dissipated within Mia. Unwilling to accept the slow tempo, she frantically moved her hands over his body, pressing her hips closer to his, willing him to move faster.
     Seeing the desperation on her face, Lucas increased his pace, intending to make this about Mia. Sliding his hand down between their bodies, he ran his finger over her distended clit, causing her to immediately raise her hips, seeking his fingers.
     Trying to focus on her pleasure, though steadily becoming overwhelmed by being so deeply inside her, he continued his rhythmic ministrations, flicking his fingers back and forth over the bundle of nerves. Within seconds Mia felt her control shatter as her release consumed her body.
     Watching her face, he knew the moment she reached her climax, and luxuriated in the feeling of her walls clinch tightly around his member. He pushed himself fully into her once more, before pulling completely out of her wetness. Confused at his sudden ending, Mia whimpered, but wasn't able to ask why because….

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Author Interview with Savannah Chase - Erotic Romance

Tonya and Brenda chat with Savannah Chase over coffee and scones at Sweet Delights, a bakery in Toronto; setting for Savannah's upcoming release "Taste of Passion". 

Join us as Savannah shares a bit about "Taste of Passion" and future projects. Be sure to order a sweet and a beverage to your liking...pssst, they're on the house.

Savannah Chase
Satisfy Your Desire..Indulge The Temptation

Naughty Reader’s: Hi Savannah! Thanks for inviting us to this quaint little bakery. Now that we've orderd please tell us a bit about yourself  that our readers might not know.

Savannah: So here is my little bio for those of you who don’t know me…
Savannah writes erotica, and she writes romance. Whether you want sweaty sex or sweet romance, she’s written just the thing for you.
Savannah Chase started putting pen to paper as a young schoolgirl. Music inspired her to write lyrics, which eventually turned into stories. Her stories have gotten better, longer and so much more erotic as the years passed. She’s a hopeless romantic who believes that everyone has a soul mate. Savannah is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Toronto Romance Writers, and Erotic Authors Association. She’s currently published with multiple houses, and has won numerous awards for her books. Her current residence is in Canada.
As for something that readers might now know about me…Hmm..Well I have revealed so much throughout the years. One thing is I have a bucket list of all the things I would love to do in this lifetime. One of the things on my list is to travel the globe.

Naughty Reader’s: What made you want to become a writer?

Savannah: I’ve always loved to write. This was the form of expression that I found the easiest. I could tell the world how I felt by writing stories, poems and such. I just always had a passion for words.
Naughty Reader’s: Please share a bit about your new release Taste of Passion without giving away any spoilers.

Savannah: Taste of Passion isn’t out yet but will be coming out December 3, 2012 from Rebel Ink Press. It is a re release of a previously released novella. It’s been reworked, reedited and tons of hot storyline and heat has been added on.

Bakery owner Valentine Benington’s day just went from the best of her life to the worst. Toronto Tribune reviewer, David Fraser, shows up for a review just after a fire comes close to destroying her kitchen. After David’s last assignment, which ended with food poisoning, it’s not the best of starts, especially since the job is a last-minute thing. He doesn’t expect to run into a woman from his past. First looks can be deceiving. The food isn’t the only thing on the menu he’d like to taste. When these two get baking, the flames from the oven aren’t the only thing setting the kitchen on fire.

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Naughty Reader’s: Wow, hot cover...tssss. What types of hero or heroine do you like best?

Savannah: I love heroes and heroines that are real. Someone you can fall in love with and relate to. They are strong but at the same time there is a fragile aspect to them. Something that shows you that they are not perfect.

Naughty Reader’s: Tell us about a typical day in your life as a writer.

Savannah: My days are pretty simple. Work, run errands and write when I get home. I also do a lot of research outings so that keeps me going. I tend to also write a lot in the middle of the night. My muse seems to kick in at the times when I want to sleep.

Naughty Reader’s: Do your books have a common theme or are they all different?

Savannah: I think the only thing that connects my books is the fact that they are erotic romance, but other than that they are all very different. I love all genres and get inspired to write anything and everything. I’ve recently even started to write erotic horror.

Naughty Reader’s: How long does it take you to write and then edit a story?

Savannah: It all depends on the book. I’ve had times where the story came to me and flowed through my fingers onto the computer so quickly I was done a first draft within a week. I’ve also had books that have taken me two years to work on.

Naughty Reader’s: Do you have to be alone to write?

Savannah: Nope. I can write anywhere as long as I have my music with me I can tune out the world and get lost in my story that I’m working on.

Naughty Reader’s: How do you go about naming characters?

Savannah: Weirdly names are the first thing that comes to me and then the story unfolds. With the ones where the names come later they seem to name themselves. The name just comes to me. In between books I also get names that randomly pop into my head and I write them down for future use. 

Naughty Reader’s: Is it easier to write about the characters if you find pictures of them before you write or do you write then find character pictures?

Savannah: It has been rare that I have started to write a character and had a photo of them. For me it is usually write them and then try to find the picture to match what I picture in my head. I think having a photo does make it more real and fun because you have a reference to look at.

Naughty Reader’s: How do you pick locations for your stories?

Savannah: Lately I’ve been keeping my locations here in Toronto. I know a lot of books are set in the U.S but I want to show a bit more love to Canada since I live here. I think with other locations the story seems to just take me there. I see the plot like a little mini movie and the location seems to reveal itself that way. 

Naughty Reader’s: What are you working on now and what should readers be looking forward to from you in the future?

Savannah: Currently I’m working on many projects but the main one I’m focusing on is a series inspired by a mixed martial arts fighter by the name of Alex Ricci. He's truly one amazing guy who is devoted and very passionate about being a fighter.

In the last week my project was announced to the world in a press release that readers can check out here on yahoo news.
I’m also working on a series where I will be selecting real life couples who will inspire the hero and heroine in the stories I write for it. This will be done next month at a very special event called Fantasies which will be hosted by Hollie (

Naughty Reader’s: Thank you for chatting with us, Savannah. Where can readers find out more about you and your books? 

Savannah: I’m pretty much all over the net on different sites but these are the main pages you can find me on. And Readers check out my contest below.

Official Site /  Blog  /  Twitter /  Facebook /  Amazon /  Goodreads /  Facebook Fan Page / Pinterest / Current Books

One eBook copy of any of my currently released books. 
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Author Delaney Rhodes, Celtic Steel and Vampire Dental Series

Delaney Rhodes
Paranormal and Historical Romance Author

     Of Irish and English descent, Romance Author Delaney Rhodes is a native Texan from birth. She is a Graduate with double Majors from The University of Houston, in Law and Writing. She has two teenage daughters, and is married to an entrepreneurial Husband. Three of her favorite people, are her three rescued Russian Blue cats; Sebastian, Sasha, and Sissy. The family would not be complete without “13″, an adopted Bearded Dragon.
      Together they live life at a fast pace, enjoying each other and striving to help the world become a better place. Besides her writing and family – Ms. Rhodes is active in many charitable organizations that benefit animals and children, both through volunteering and fundraising.
    Ms. Rhodes’ writing was prompted and inspired by many hours of research and study into her Irish and Celtic family lineage and heritage. Many of the stories you will find in the chapters of her writings were birthed while striving to connect with those that had walked these paths and lived before her.

Naughty Reader’s: Readers, thank you for joining us as we chat with the gorgeous Delaney Rhodes! Delaney, welcome to our Boudoir! Tell us a bit about yourself .

Delaney: I’m technologically challenged. My husband laughs, because without him, I’d never be able to operate the television. Someone still needs to explain to me why every TV we have in the house needs four controllers.

And – I hate, I mean – really abhor - reality television. Where have all the writers gone? There is no creativity in poking cameras in people’s faces and calling it art. I just don’t get it.

Naughty Reader’s: What made you want to become a writer?

Delaney: It sort ‘a happened by accident'. I am a vivid dreamer and one day I decided to start keeping a dream journal. It spiraled out of control from there…lol.

Naughty Reader’s: Do you write under a pen name?

Delaney: Yes, Delaney Rhodes is a pen name. I have teenage daughters and they would be mortified if their friends knew I wrote romance novels.

Naughty Reader’s: Pen names also work well for those who want to maintain more privacy and I don't think readers mind at all. What types of hero or heroine do you like best?

Delaney: Everyone loves a hero, but I appreciate when characters are also presented as real people, or individuals with flaws or some sort of challenge they need to overcome.  Encouragement is in short supply now-a-days, and if we can find it, even in unusual places, it can be miraculous for our psyche.

Naughty Reader’s:  A great way for readers to know more about what we do is for them to see us as we work. Tell us about a typical day in your life as a writer.

Delaney: It all starts with me waking up and wrangling my three cats and senior Chihuahua. My daughter calls them the ‘insane cat posse’. Getting a ninth grader off to school is the next order of business, as is helping my husband get his day started. After I finish some accounting tasks for my husband’s business, I surf the internet for a while. I will answer emails, check in with Facebook to see what’s happening with me and then I usually read whatever’s on my Kindle that week. After reading for a while, my creativity opens up and I am ready to jot down some thoughts. If I’m lucky, they’re coherent and turn into a narrative for a book.

Naughty Reader’s: Please share a bit about your new release without giving away any spoilers.

Delaney:  It’s due out in a few weeks and it’s called, Vampire Dental, Veneers.  It’s the first in a series of short novellas set in modern day, Houston, Texas, my hometown. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all net proceeds from the sale of this title will go to a fund set up for my Aunt Ruby who is currently fighting the fight.

Naughty Reader’s: Do your books have a common theme or are they all different?

Delaney: My series, Celtic Steel, follows a theme and is a paranormal historical romance series set in 15th century Celtic Ireland, which centers around three clans and their adventures.  I think I have some messages in this series that the reader can appreciate. Love, forgiveness, redemption and the knowledge that things aren’t always as they appear at first would definitely be themes of my writing. 

Naughty Reader’s:  (Tonya) I do love a great historical romance that takes me back in time. *happy sigh* How long does it take you to write and then edit a story?

Delaney: Good question. It really depends on the work. I tend to let the story flow through me for as long as it’s coming, and then spend more time perfecting it and editing. If I look at the chapters in my books as a “story”, then not, too, long. I usually finished two to four chapters in a week or two.

Naughty Reader’s:  That's a great pace to maintain! Do you have to be alone to write?

Delaney: Definitely. I can’t have interruptions or the creativity stops. Of course, that doesn’t apply to my cats, they are always with me. Whispering in my ear – I think – but I have no proof…lol.

Naughty Reader’s: How do you go about naming characters?

Delaney: In my Celtic Steel series, I’ve tried to remain as true to ancient Celtic or Irish names as possible, doing research to name my characters. In my new series, Vampire Dental, I’ve used names of people I know, either friends, or people in my family.

Naughty Reader’s: Is it easier to write about the characters if you find pictures of them before you write or do you write then find character pictures?

Delaney: I’ve never tried to match up my characters with pictures of random people I find. I’ve seen that happen by author’s I’ve read, and then totally lost my story ‘mojo’ reading their book, or it has completely changed my opinion of the character. I think as writers, our job is to create a vision for our readers, and then let them build around it.

Naughty Reader’s: How do you pick locations for your stories?

Delaney: My Celtic Steel Series happened as a result of my research into my family heritage and the fact that my great grandfather was from County Mayo in Ireland. My Vampire Dental series is based in the great city of Houston, Texas – my hometown.

Naughty Reader’s: What are you working on now and what should readers be looking forward to from you il the future?

Delaney: I’m working on my Vampire Dental series, which is a fore into the YA, paranormal and vampire genre. Most importantly, the first book in the series is being launched during Breast Cancer Awareness month and all net proceeds are going to a fund to help my Aunt Ruby who is currently battling breast cancer. It should release in a couple weeks.

Naughty Reader’s: Delaney, good luck on the release and may the sales help with the fund! Readers, we hope you're taking notes here and book marking sites! Where can readers find out more about you and your books?

Delaney: My site links are:


Celtic Storms, Book 1 in the Celtic Steel Series - Amazon
Celtic, Book 2 in the Celtic Steel Series - Amazon
Celtic Skies, Book 3 in the Celtic Steel Series - Amazon

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Excerpt: Celtic Skies

Shiant Islands, Scotland
April, 1458

     She was beautiful when she was angry, and she was more than beautiful today. Aisling McTavish had broken every single piece of fine pottery and glassware her nimble hands could grasp. As it stood, the finery hutch was bare, as was the large oak dining table. The walls were nearly blank as well, and all of the servants had escaped a safe distance away, hiding behind the brocade curtains which veiled the dining area from the kitchens.
     Not one given to dramatics, Flynn simply sat down on the bench, hands in hair, elbows on knees—and sighed. “Aisling, I know this is no’ what ye wished for, me luv…” he started.
     “Oh, ye don’t!” she screeched. “Ye don’t get to pretend ye dinna’ know this was a’ coming, Flynn Montgomery!” Long blond hair whipped through the air and slapped him in the face. She turned to exit the room, but stopped abruptly. Flynn heard the tell-tale sound of Aisling’s leather slippers scooting backwards into the dining hall, and he looked up just in time to catch his father’s pale green eyes.
     Farrell Montgomery held even less patience for female theatrics than his son. Farrell was indeed a giant of a man, and he was typically short on patience. Brawny and gruff, he had an attractive charming quality that vanished the second he opened his tightly pinched mouth.
     “Why Farrell, ’tis so nice to see ye on such a bonny day as this,” started Aisling toward her future father-in-law.
     “Aisling, what is all this fuss about? What has happened to my dear wife’s, God rest her soul, play-pretty plates and pottery?” he growled as he surveyed the chaos in the dining hall. Clutching Aisling about her shoulders, he lifted her off the ground nearly two feet, and she hung limply like a rag doll before him, all blond hair and blue eyes.
     “Da!” shouted Flynn. “Da— ye must put her down, this instance.” Grabbing Aisling by the hand, Flynn led her to a nearby stool and reprimanded her with his eyes before turning to his father.
     “Da, I was jest explainin’ the situation to Aisling, and she is no’ taking the news verra well,” said Flynn, resting his hands on his hips as he looked up to his father. Nearly four inches more than six feet tall, there weren’t many people that Flynn Montgomery had to look up to. Except for Farrell, who had a good two inches on his eldest and only son.
     “Aye, what o’ the situation?” asked Farrell.
l     “I’ll tell ye!” shouted Aisling standing up in feigned courage, sticking her nose in the air. “When Flynn and I were handfasted last Bealtaine, ’twas with the understandin’ that we would reside here, on the island, after our wedding.”
     “And what o’ it?” growled Farrell.
     “Well, yer son here has been tellin’ me that we are to move to Ireland, and I am no’ goin’!”
$nbsp;    “Is that so?” asked Farrell nonchalantly.
     “Why, aye ’tis,” she responded calmly.
     “I see,” he replied grabbing a flask from his belt and taking a long swig of sour Scottish whiskey. “And pray tell how do ye intend to repay the bride price we have given yer family?”
     Aisling’s face grew red and she broke out in a cold sweat. “What do ye mean a bride price? There was nay bride price given for me!” she screamed.
     “Aye, there was,” interrupted Flynn. “A considerable one at that,” he said as he shook his head.
     “As I see it,” Farrell broke in, “ye would owe us a great deal o’ coin should the marriage fall through. T’would be most unfortunate, indeed.”
     Aisling balled her hands into fists and clenched her teeth. “I was bought like a common whore?” she shouted towards Flynn.
     “More like a common horse,” Farrell replied between chuckles. “Aisling me dear, we paid a fair bride price for ye, and ye ken that me son, Flynn, is more than suited for ye. He is, after all, a nobleman’s son,” he smirked.
     “A noblemon, me lily white arse,” she retorted. 
     “Ye see,” said Farrell pointing to his son. “The MacTavish’s were more than well compensated for their troubles. They’ve only dealt with this little minx for goin' on—what now—how ole’ are ye, Aisling?” he paused. “Oh that’s right, goin' on nigh to twenty-two summers I ’spose now. Some might say yer a spinster dear. Much too ole’ for Flynn, with him being nearly thirty summers, but we couldna’ talk him out outa’ it; although his mathair and I sure tried.”
     Aisling flung the last tray from the dining table, and it struck Farrell solidly in the chest—leaving a heap of dried fruit and bread in its wake. Positioning himself between his betrothed and his father, Flynn grasped them both by the shoulders and grew oddly quiet.
     “Aisling, ye accepted me proposal o’ marriage, this business about the business o’ marriage contracts does no’ matter; its no’ between us—’tis between our families. I am leavin’ on the Sarysin on the morrow. I’ve a commission to fulfill. I am to be the new chieftan o’ the O’Malley clan forces. It’s an honorable and prestigious position—I should think ye would be happy to be a lady about the manor.”
Aisling’s eyes grew wide, and the anticipation of wealth and status washed across her face. She never was good at holding her ideas, Flynn thought to himself. Farrell snorted and Aisling blushed.
He continued, “I’m leavin’ at first light. ’Twill be nigh on a fortnight a’fore I reach me cousin’s clan, as we are stoppin’ at two ports with merchandise. I’ll give ye two fortnights to join me there. Da can get ye on a galley goin’ that way without any stops. If ye don’t arrive in two fortnights, the marriage is off. Do ye ken what I’m sayin’?” he asked her.
She nodded as tears welled in her eyes.
     “Da, if she doesna’ make it to the galley in timeto’morra, ye can speak with her family about either  makin’ arrangements to get her there, or gettin’ yer money back for the bride price. At any rate, I’ll expect word to arrive by the time I get there.”
     “I want more,” the elder Montgomery grumbled.
     “Ye want more than the bride price?” Aisling asked. “For what—yer troubles in dealing with the likes o’ me?” she asked, shrugging her shoulders and highlighting her barely five-foot frame.
     “I want more—to repay the fancy trinkets and dinin’ wares ye broke that belonged to me Ellen,” he replied, pain washing over his face.
     “I’ll replace those, Da,” Flynn said as he loosened his grip on the two.
     Turning to Aisling, Farrell commanded, “I expect ye to clean this mess up, and ye’ll spend the afternoon washin’ in the kitchens.”
     “And, ye’ll do it too,” Flynn added, looking down at his fiancĂ©, the love of his life, the woman he feared he would never see again.

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