Meet London Saint James-Inspiration for Dark Tales Diaries #BDSM #Erotica @LSJRomance

Thanks for having me on your blog today.
I’m happy to be here to talk a little about myself and my Dark Tales Diaries
series.
 
Like many authors, I’ve been writing a long time. As a child I playacted out all the stories that were running around in my head, and as soon as I learned how to write, I scribbled down those stories. I wrote and stopped. Wrote and stopped. I had to do the sensible thing as I got older, or at least that’s what I was told. I went to college. Got a job. Did all those sensible things, but I always came back to writing. Around three years ago, I became more serious about becoming a published author and I decided to submit something. I figured what’s the worst thing that could happen? Being told, “You suck as a writer.” I prepared for the worst, but thankfully that didn’t happen. My first published story came in the form of an anthology. From there I’ve been writing as fast as my brain can think and my
fingers can type. *Smiles*
 
For me, writing is my dream job. “Becoming a successful author is nothing but a pipedream,” they said. But that “pipedream,” came true! Dark Tales Diaries is my 12th and 13th published book.
 
Question: If you loved someone and one day they just vanished from your life, what would you do to try and find them?
 
My answer: Anything earthly possible.
The inspiration for this BDSM series of short stories sparked from a casual conversation with the love of my life. Two words, “Dark Tales,” poked at me. From there, I sat down and typed non-stop. Dark Tales Diaries: Volume One and the
life of Tristan Blackthorn spilled out upon the “pages” of my laptop with
Volume Two soon following.

Title: Dark Tales Diaries: Volume One

Author: London Saint James

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic Romance Series

Blurb:

For years, Tristan Blackthorn has toiled to find his lost love. He finally decides to use Blackthorn Printing, along with his newly created Dark Tales Diaries, as a way to find her. Will her story be one of the three tales in Volume One?

Mistress Guinevere’s calling card is her Red Stilettos. She specializes in a particular fetish and always maintains her control, until a man from her past returns to test her will.

A recently divorced woman experiences the effects of empty nest syndrome after her twins head off to college. With the clock ticking away, she decides it’s far past time to seek out something that has always eluded her. Will she find what she’s looking for with The Leather’s Edge?

And a bored computer programmer learns what it’s like to feel sexual freedom after being bound by a Master in Safe Word.

Be Warned this book contains: bondage, anal sex, sex toys, fetish

Title: Dark Tales Diaries: Volume Two

Author: London Saint James

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic Romance Series

Blurb:

Blackthorn Printing made a splash in the publishing world with the introduction of Dark Tales Diaries, yet despite his efforts, Tristan Blackthorn isn’t any closer to finding the woman he seeks. Unwilling to give up on his lost love, his search for Keira continues in Volume Two.

A voyeuristic moment leads an astronomy professor and his assistant to a steamy endeavor on The Observation Deck.

An invitation for cocktails has the reclusive woman who lives in 204-B pondering why the handsome, wealthy owner of her building would invite her to anything. Does she have enough guts to go to The Top Floor?

And a Maestro strikes the right cord with a young and talented cellist who is trying to find her passion.

Be Warned this book contains: BDSM, anal sex, public exhibition, sex toys, spanking

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London Saint James has lived in many places, but never felt “at home” until she met the real-life man of her dreams and settled down in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. London lives with her husband and their fat cat who thinks he owns them. As an award-winning, bestselling, multi-published author, London is living her childhood dream. She knew all the scribbling she did, that big imagination of hers, and all those clamoring characters running around in her head would pay off someday.

Website: http://www.londonsaintjames.com

Twitter: @LSJRomance

Fantasies from Hungary by @SaschaIllyvich #Amwriting #Inspirations

Foreign Inspiration – Fantasies from Hungary

Part of the reason I centered His Reign and the entire Opeth Pack in Hungary has a lot to do with my heritage.  My grandfather came to this country in 1925 from Hungary and ended up making a success for himself over years of drive and dedication to his crafts.

My heritage has been a source of fascination so when I had the chance to visit family in Hungary, I leapt at it!

Family took me out to a discotheque and I ended up on the dance floor, my version of moves like Jagger doesn’t involve public audiences…

Spotted a really beautiful woman.  Danced with her, leant her my hair tie (her hair was much longer than mine) and we connected on a deep rhythm only two people dancing could understand.  Thing is, I don’t speak Hungarian and she had no command of the English language.  I couldn’t even buy her a drink, I had no forints!  Well, fast forward to years later when I’m coming up with a series idea for a publisher and I remembered all the time I’d spent in Hungary.  I’d seen a lot of Lake Balaton, Szentendré, some of the wine making regions and of course Budapest.  In romance, stories are often set either in some science fiction/fantasy world, or in the modern times with things slightly adjusted to fit the world authors created, but not by much.  I thought though, there could be a lot of mystery surrounding something foreign, an angle of course to use for promotions (Old Country, customs and things not many are accustomed to) and of course, my paranormal spin on a legend I spent time learning just soHisReign_MED I could bend it.

It gives me a chance to talk about other things besides sex, cigars and alcohol.  In fact, the more I’ll start digging into my background I’m sure I’ll find food and fun, fetish and fashion, all surrounding the legends of the Opeth Pack from Hungary.

Blurb:

Józsi wants to maintain a normal life away from the Opeth pack.  Moving from Hungary to Texas was a big change that he felt was necessary in order to avoid a prophecy that would ultimately make him Alpha of a dying pack, a responsibility he doesn’t want. 

Ilona and Lukina grew up loving Józsi even after he moved away.  Yet the current pack Alpha has gone rogue and begun kidnapping and abusing the younger wolves that remained without mates.  Ilona, becomes his next target and Józsi must return to once again deal with pack politics only to find that his heart misses what it could have.  Can Lukina and Ilona convince him to return to Hungary in order to rule the Opeth pack and mate or will Kiba destroy them in a fit of insanity?

Short Excerpt:

Looking at her, he captured her mouth with his and sucked in her tongue, playing with it, rolling it around his mouth.

Ilona pressed her body to his, fitting nicely against his hardness before drawing a leg around his and rubbing herself against him.

Lukina’s nimble hands encircled his waist, fingers splaying beneath his shirt.

Józsi shuddered beneath her touch. Lukina’s fingers caressed his body, sending signals straight to his cock. He smelled the liquid pooling between two pairs of lips, drew in their scents.

He pulled back from kissing Ilona and dipped his head to kiss Lukina.

Her lips weren’t as plump as Ilona’s, but still juicy, all the same.

Lukina moaned, arching her body into his, her breasts crashing into his side, arms wrapping around the back of his neck and sliding down over his massive shoulders.

He hoped he could keep this up.

Arching her body against his, he felt every inch of Lukina with his hands.

Ilona flicked her tongue over the curve of his ear. She breathed heavily in his ear.

His knees went weak. How could they both feel so good to him? “Oh god!” Words came out as a harsh whisper. He grabbed Ilona by the shoulders and shoved her down to her knees.

She fell to the ground and reached for his zipper.

He jerked away at first.

“Józsi, why?” Ilona looked up at him, her hair matted and her lips open in a pout.

He looked down at her with soft eyes. The image of her sucking his cock surfaced and made his hard cock ache. His heart wondered how he could love them both, if he loved anyone at all. “How can I please both of you at the same time?”

“You need not worry about that.” Lukina spoke first. “Just love us emotionally. The physical stuff will come into play soon enough.”

He didn’t want to believe in the emotional attachment. It had been so long since he’d had an emotional attachment to anyone that he’d almost forgotten how.

It was a struggle between his mind and his heart again. He didn’t know what to do. But he quickly realized it didn’t matter.

Ilona’s hand brushed over his cock and he twitched beneath his pants. She reached for the zipper, slowly tugging it down, down until his cock was free. His cock fell forward, proudly jutting outward.

She wrapped nimble fingers around it and began licking it like a lollipop.

Józsi shuddered, his nerves on edge from her mouth on his cock and Lukina’s tongue in his ear. Hair stood up on the back of his neck, trembles started low in his belly and branched outward to his knees.

He felt Lukina’s fingers tangle in his hair, catching loose strands of hair from his ponytail. She took a handful of hair and tugged his head backward, exposing the chorded muscle of his neck. Licking his neck, she swirled her tongue around in circles.

Sensations shot through his body from both women.

“Let me love you,” Ilona begged, her lips sealing around his cock while she spoke.

“And let me love you too.” Lukina’s mouth latched onto his neck rapaciously.

From Secret Cravings:  At Amazon now

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FW648G4

#SexySnippets from I’m on Fire

fire2This week’s snippet is from my upcoming steamy book I’M ON FIRE, which is the first in my series of stories set on Lake Eden.

In the opening scene of I’M ON FIRE, Clint met this way-too-young and way-too-hot barmaid when she plopped onto his lap. The next day, she showed up at the dock.

“What brings you down here? The race isn’t until Saturday.”
“I wanted some adventure…”
“Like what?” The minute he asked that, he knew he shouldn’t have.
“Well, regular adventures like hiking and sailing, and, you know, sexual adventures.”
She didn’t just say that. Shit.

Watch for release date coming soon!

Here’s where you can check out the other Sexy Snippets this week. Enjoy!

Something about Holly awakened me @LillianBendover #CharacterInterview

AwkeningsNo1Hello Everyone.  My name is June Montgomery and I’ve been invited by Kiru to tell you a little bit about myself.

I come from a small town – where everyone knows everyone else’s everything.  My Mom is a bit high-strung (think: still wears stockings and pearls even during summer), my Dad just goes along with whatever Mom wants.  And as an only child, I had to suffer them both.  Which is why I had to leave and move to the city right after graduating college.

My “temporary” Administrative Assistant law firm job, wound up being more permanent than I thought.  Four years later, much to the chagrin of my parents, I was still living alone in my one bedroom apartment.  They expected that I would find a husband, get married and move back home.  Couldn’t have been the furthest thing from my mind.  I’ve been enjoying myself; dating, going out with the girls, living life.  Until all the excitement wore off and I found myself in a rut.

Then one day I got a new boss – Hollander Trudeau, Holly for short.  She smelled like sex in a suit!  That luscious brown hair, her attitude, had me blushing at ‘Hello’.  Next thing you know, we’re in her office with my skirt where it shouldn’t be, feeling things I couldn’t have imagined.

I never knew that kissing another woman or making love to another woman would have been so… awesome!  I never thought of myself as lesbian but something about Holly, awakened me.  I still blush thinking about that first time.

But I’ll let Lillian tell you all about it. 

I’ll talk to you guys later!

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June Montgomery did what all “good girls” do and got her education then set out into the city to seek out a life of fun and adventure. But when she finds herself instead dateless, working for a royal mess up of a boss and in a rut, she begins to question the very reason for her existence. Until one day at work, things get changed up and she is left shaken and wondering at the appearance of one Hollander Trudeau.

Hollander Trudeau’s mysterious heart tries not to give anything away but something about June has her breaking the rules. Will this office tryst become more than she bargained for and end up like all the others or has she found a woman who can bring her down to her knees?


This 7500 word story is Part One of Ten, in the Butch/Femme erotic romance series, “Awakenings.”

EXCERPT:

“Yes Ms. Trudeau?” June poked her head into the office, leaning on the door jamb.

“June – please tell me that the systems have a back up! I just spent the afternoon preparing for this case and I’m not sure what I pressed but I can’t seem to find my files!” Holly was frantically pressing buttons and clicking on the mouse in exasperation.

“Um… I think we only have weekly back-ups that run during the weekends. Unless you set your own computer to back-up nightly, the answer would be, No.” June sat in Holly’s chair while she gave her explanation and proceeded to click through all the possible places the file could be. She felt Holly lean in close to her, her cologne making it difficult to concentrate.

“Oh! Wait! This must be it – it has today’s time stamp.” June clicked on the file and it opened. She felt Holly exhale onto her shoulder and turned her face into a pair of warm soft lips.

At first she made as if to turn away, but when she realized Holly hadn’t backed away or gasped in surprise, she stayed put. She felt Holly’s lips firmly kiss her back, in contrast to her own timid, unsure kiss. She allowed herself to be led, submitting to the intrusion of an unfamiliar but welcomed tongue. She found herself turning into Holly’s embrace, reaching to bury her fingers through the soft curls. She arose to her feet, standing on her toes to ensure her lips stayed connected.

Medium sturdy hands snaked around her waist, pulling her in and she went, willingly.

“Ms. Trudeau… I’m sorry, I…” A determined kiss covered her mouth, silencing any further protestations. The two women danced an awkward dance of limbs entwining, legs moving, lips kissing. June felt a fire ignite in her yoni, a wetness she had only known when pleasuring herself, began to seep through her panties. The clumsy dance continued to the door, which was shut by what she can only assume was Holly’s foot. A contraction flipped in the small of her belly, causing her to whimper into Holly’s mouth, which caused her ass to be grabbed and her body to be hoisted onto the desk behind her.

Finding herself seated she opened her legs and encircled the waist of the woman standing between them.  She felt a hand squeeze her breast and she yelped into her solicitors’ neck.  Breathless and euphoric with tears she began pulling her blouse out of her skirt where it wanted to remain tucked, she surrendered her hands and allowed it to be removed.  A brief moment of modesty found her covering her cleavage with both hands.  When those insistent lips met hers again, she planted her hands behind her on the desk to give her leverage and to allow herself to be kissed down her neck and across both breasts.


Can be purchased from:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009I6YYBI
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/her-opened-eyes-lillian-bendover/1113574834?ean=2940015897029
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/her-opened-eyes-awakenings-part-1
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/689

Website: www.lillianbendover.com
Bio:
Erotic lesbian word-jockey.
Naughty, never nice.
Keeping things classy.
In the land of erotica, I’ve made it my mission to provide quality lesbian erotica from a lesbian’s perspective.  Enjoy the ride!
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I am having a smallish giveaway for anyone who follows me on Facebook and leaves a comment on this post. They will have a chance to win the entire series for free. The winner will be chosen on Dec. 1, 2013.

In Books These Days, Sex Sells

herhandonhischestWhen it comes to books, what’s popular now is quite different from the past. And one of those big differences is erotica and erotic romance. In other words, sex sells.

Erotica and erotic romance are different — erotica is primarily one character’s sexual journey, while erotic romance is the sexual journey of two (or more!) people as they develop a romantic relationship. Erotic romance must have a happy ending, while erotica can have any kind of ending, even tragic. But for the purpose of tracking popular culture, books of a steamy or erotic nature are often lumped together.

In the 20 Years USA Today’s of Best-Selling Book Lists article, they divide the last twenty years into 3 eras. The first one, 1993-1998, they call “The Brick-and-Mortar Era” because we bought almost all of our books at physical stores. This era was dominated by self-help type books like “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus,” “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” The Celestine Prophecy,” and “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” The two  big series that changed what we think about ‘children’s books’ also began climbing the lists: the Harry Potter series and the Twilight series.

They call the next 10 years the “Dotcom Sales Come of Age” era, when people started buying most of their books online, but still buying and reading the print version. The Harry Potter series topped the charts, followed by the Twilight series, while the self-help books faded from popularity.

The third era, from 2009 through 2013, they call “E-books Take Off.” The number one book of the last five years is “The Hunger Games” followed by “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and then  of course their sequels. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”  and the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series are all in the top 25 selling books, but not one self-help book. Some speculate that, instead of reading books for research, more and more people just use the internet instead. But perhaps it’s just a result of the higher volume of fiction that people are buying now on their e-readers that has bumped the self-help books down below the top 25 mark. I think readers often target one particular self-help book to read, but download many fiction books on impulse because with e-books, it’s so easy to carry a bunch around.

About the last five years, they conclude “Since 2009, fiction (as a percentage of best sellers) has risen to all-time highs and erotica went mainstream as e-books became the fastest growing part of the market.” They don’t speculate why, but it’s pretty obvious. According to a 2011 survey by Romance Writers of America (which I believe is the largest authors’ organization in the world), the number of people who read erotic romance on e-readers was more than double the percent who read it in print. I’m sure that number has grown since then.

We can see that sales of subjects that had been considered tabboo, like gay literature and erotic literature, have increased dramatically when the reader didn’t have to buy the book from a live person at a cash register. And with e-books you have the benefit of reading discreetly–no one sitting next to you at work or on public transit can see the front or back cover. We know what people want to read when they are limited by the opinions of others. Sexy stuff!

So go ahead, indulge your wildest fantasies, and read a steamy or erotic romance!

 

 

New #Book Alert + SALE + Contest: Secrets by Kiru Taye

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About Kiru Taye
A lover of books, as a teenager Kiru Taye used to read novels under the blanket
during lights-outs in boarding school. These days, with a young family to take
care of, she’s still sacrificing sleep for the pleasures of a good book.
During the day though, she transforms her wildly vivid imagination into sensual,
atmospheric romance stories with passionate characters.
When she’s not writing or reading, she’d hanging out with family and friends or
travelling. Born in Nigeria, she currently lives in the UK with husband and
children.
You reach her via her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest
Follow her blog for latest news and giveaways: http://kirutayewrites.blogspot.com

 

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book excerpts and free short stories on her website:
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#SexySnippets Outcast by Kiru Taye #PNR

snippets buttonWelcome back to Sexy Snippets hosted by The Nuthouse Scribblers. It’s an opportunity for writers to share 7 sentences from their published or work on progress.

As Outcast is due to be released on Nov 1, I thought I’d share a snippet from it. In this scene, Ugo has just used her powers on Ebube and she’s feeling the after effects. I hope you enjoy it.

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000446_00066]Her eyes sparkled; emeralds blazing with the fiery warmth of the noon sunshine. She nodded and a dark shadow dimmed her smile. His chest tightened.  For a moment, Ebube found it difficult to breathe.

“Did I hurt you?” his voice croaked as he forced the words. He’d only known Ugo a short while. Yet, one certainty stood above others—he never wanted to be a cause of discomfort to her.

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Leave me a comment. I love to read them. Stop by and read the other sexy snippets this week. This week I have 2 sexy snippets as I have 2 books out within a few days of each other. So please stop by Passion Shields to read a snippet from my new release, Secrets.

Have a fabulous Sunday!

The Worst Sexy Halloween Costume Ideas!

Sexy or Not? I’ve been amazed by the assortment of Halloween costumes that attempt to be sexy but fail miserably. Some are amusing. Others are just yucky.PUBLISHED by catsmob.com

Here are some of the worst sexy Halloween costume ideas I’ve ever seen:

Sexy Sesame Street Character

Sexy Ernie and Bert. Really? For an adult woman? You’re kidding, right? Oh no, it’s real. Sesame Street characters are not sexy. At all. And Sexy Elmo? That’s scary. And the scariest part is that there are at least 7 different versions of them that I’ve seen. Wow.

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Sexy Sort-of-Tigger

How about a man attempting to be sexy wearing nothing but a little kid’s hooded Tigger costume and Spiderman undies? Oh, bother. Maybe brave, but not sexy. At least he’s got a decent body.

sexytinman

 

 

Sexy Tin Man

Another strange choice for a woman’s costume. As the author of the War and Pizza blog noted, “No heart, no sex organs, needs lubing up to function.” Doesn’t sound too enticing. This model might look good in it, but the theme isn’t helping her any.

 

Giant Private Parts

How about a rubber mask of a guy’s package? Um, no. Just no. Nothing sexy about it. Same with the female parts. So nudity is usually sexy. But that ain’t nudity. And that ain’t sexy.

 

sexybananaSexyCornSexy Fruits and Vegetables

Sexy watermelon or sexy corn? Not terrible. Not cringe-worthy. But not sexy either. Definitely too corny for me. (Sorry, can’t resist a good pun. Or an awful one!)

Now the sexy banana has a certain appeal;)

In that War and Pizza blog post, the author also commented, “there are plenty of ways to dress sexy for those gals who wish to do so… But this fascination with taking non-sexy characters and sexing them up? Is at best disturbing and at worst a sign of the imminent decline of civilization as we know it.”

Hmmm. So maybe this another sign of impending zombie apocalypse. Now there’s an idea for a costume. A sexy zombie. Hey, I thought of it first!

Check out another post about Halloween costumes “A Fantasy Come to Life?”

Top 5 Romantic Movies Adapted From Books

With the recent fuss over Charlie Hunnam quitting the move adaption of 50 Shades of Grey, I’ve been thinking about movie adaptions of books.

Today, I thought I’d share my top five romantic movies based on books.

the princess bride poster1. The Princess Bride: A classic fairy tale with swordplay, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, giants and a pirate. This is a lovely fantasy adventure romantic comedy suitable for the whole family.

2. Out of Sight: This is a romantic crime drama about a career bank robber who breaks out of jail and falls in love with the US Marshall he kidnaps. Well, this movie has George Clooney in it. Need I say more? Jennifer Lopez isn’t half bad either.

3. Romancing The Stone: This action adventure romance is about a romance writer who goes to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, only to get in a little over her head. Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner are great in this as is the brilliant Danny DeVito.

Nine and half weeks poster4. Nine 1/2 Weeks: An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. We get to see a lovely Kim Basinger and an even handsome Mickey Rourke before the disaster of plastic surgery.

5. The English Patient: At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

So what are your favourite movies that were adapted from books? Leave me a comment. I love to read them. Have a great week. Kiru xx