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Category Archives: Erotic

Romance novels with graphic or explicit content. Rated R

Michal Scott’s novellas and short stories are own voices historical romances dealing with love and pride in the African-American community. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology.

Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology by Michal Scott

Other authors include Lyla Bellatas, Cindy Redding, Jennifer Kayne, C.E. Derosier, Barbara Campbell and Jane Colt.

Genre: Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology is a collection of seven steamy fireworks-featuring romances. Seven authors from Passionate Ink, the erotic romance writers chapter of RWA, have crafted contemporary, historical, new adult, omegaverse/shifter and same-sex loving ménage a trois novellas you’ll enjoy long after you’ve put your 4th of July firecrackers and sparklers away.

My story, Light the Fire Again, takes place in the African-American community of Weeksville in 1898. One night in 1896 between delicious rounds of oral sex, Adelaide Hanson and Hero Williams shared their hopes and dreams. She to be an artist like Edmonia Lewis. He to amass great wealth. Hero went off to start a fireworks business. Adelaide remained in Weeksville hampered by a ruined reputation until a doctor’s examination proved her still a virgin. Two years later Hero, now a self-made millionaire, returns to share his wealth with the community that sheltered his family from the violence of the Post-Reconstruction South. He has also returned hoping to ask Adelaide for her hand. She, however, is anticipating a marriage proposal from the son of one of Weeksville’s most prominent families, despite his mother’s disapproval. Hero begs for a chance to change her mind. Although still in love with him, Adelaide is unwilling to risk her heart and societal opprobrium again. Then Hero makes an offer he hopes she won’t refuse: a chance to revive what they shared two years ago by viewing a private fireworks display designed especially for her, designed especially to light the fire between them again.

Fireworks proceeds are being donated to ProLiteracy, an adult literacy organization. So support a great cause and enjoy some great sex. Buy a copy today.

Where to buy Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology

Amazon https://amzn.to/2Utag6T

Michal Scott Social Media

A recent transplant to the Southwest from New York, Michal Scott is the erotic romance pen name of Anna Taylor Sweringen, a retired United Church of Christ and Presbyterian Church USA minister. Anna has been writing professionally since joining Romance Writers of America in 2003. She also writes inspirational romance as Anna Taylor and women’s fiction and gothic romance as Anna M. Taylor.
Website https://michalscott.webs.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/mscottauthor1
Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/2TSHzRn

 

Read the new #PNR Hard Lust by Tina Donahue @tinadonahue #RLFblog #ReverseHaremTina Donahue, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Hard Lust by Tina Donahue

Genre: PNR Reverse Harem

Book heat level (based on movie ratings) R

Three sexy demons–what’s a girl to do?

Don’t ever trust a demon. Unfortunately, Megan has learned that lesson too late. The deal she made to save her sister’s life has landed her in hell temporarily and about seventy years early. And now she has three sexy demons trying to tell her what to do.

Nope. Not going to happen.

These guys have never had to deal with such defiance. Andros figures she’s due for some erotic discipline, which he’ll happily provide. Racan’s pure alpha, his hardcore plans include bondage and submission. Quiet yet intense, Vespar expects endless kink to spice up their carnal play.

Who would have ever expected she’d end up falling for them? Too bad demons can’t be trusted…because someone is trying to kill the magic and threatening her stay in this lusty world.

What is your go-to meal when you dine out?

Anything, and I do mean anything, Mexican. It’s my hands down fave. I love that cuisine to the exclusion of everything else. Even the chips and salsa at the beginning of the meal makes my blood race.

Describe the perfect vacation.

Being in a balmy locale (think Caribbean) with a caressing breeze, sun, the air scented by flowers and the sea, and me with a book. No people. No noise. No loud music. No barking dogs. Ahhh, such solitude is like heaven for me.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

I liked dolls, but craft projects sent me over the rainbow. Anything I could create, color, put together, then wear (ala jewelry) kept me busy for hours.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

Believe it or not, I don’t read a lot of romance during my time off, unless it’s from my fave authors. Those are usually erotic romcoms and PNR. Other times, I love dark, dystopian stories like The Handmaid’s Tale by Atwood. Or my all-time fave The Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) by Larsson. I love books that make me think and consider what’s going on in the world. A plot with substance to it.

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

I read everything I need to in order to become an ‘expert’ on whatever I have in the plot. For example, in Hard Lust, my heroine sold her soul to save her sister from a medical catastrophe that she couldn’t afford when it came to treatments, ongoing medications, etc. I had to learn what the state offered in terms of helping out. It’s little things like that you have to be careful about. If you get it wrong, some fan will call you up on it and rightfully so.

Where to buy Hard Lust

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/hard-lust.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089F9L6B5/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53440055-hard-lust

Tina Donahue Social Media

Tina’s an Amazon and international bestselling novelist who writes passionate romance for every taste – ‘heat with heart’ – for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. She’s won Readers’ Choice Awards, was named a finalist in the EPIC competition, received a Book of the Year award, The Golden Nib Award, awards of merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competitions, and second place in the NEC RWA contests. She’s featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.
On a less serious note: she’s an admitted and unrepentant chocoholic, brakes for Mexican restaurants, and has been known to moan like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally while wolfing down tostadas. She’s flown a single-engine airplane (freaking scary), rewired an old house using an ‘electricity for dummies’ book, and is horribly shy despite the hot romances she writes.
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Know the Heroine from Awards Night in Your Desire by Dee S Knight @DeeSKnight #RLFblog #fantasy #magic #PNRDee S Knight, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us Your Desire.

Awards Night in Your Desire by Dee S Knight

Genre Erotic romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Your Desire. A mysterious shop appears in town for one reason: to bring the spice of passion and the thrill of love to one special person. Magic is in more than the item purchased—it’s in the heart of the buyer, often hidden, usually surprising. And after enchantment takes hold? The store fades from sight and memory, only to reappear somewhere else. Maybe in your town….

The Artist and the Director
Derica Meadows, the conservative Director of Accounting at a large San Francisco firm, sees the most beautiful dress imaginable in a shop window. So different from her usual genderless pant suits, she’s swept into acquiring the gown for a formal business affair the next night. But a funny thing happens on the way to her party, in the form of a compelling man and a photo shoot. Suddenly, the normally logical Derica finds herself swimming in a sea of sexual freedom she’d never before considered. The hunk of a artist can satisfy her fantasies, but what will happen to her climb up the corporate ladder in the process? And to her heart?

Awards Night
Allison Hayes has always tried to be all things to all people. Need anything done? Call Allison. It seems no one considers that Allison might have needs, too. When she goes home one night to find a man injured in her pasture, she resigns herself to helping out yet again. However, it isn’t long before she finds the roles reversed, as the mysterious man fulfills her deepest desires. By morning, Allison knows that in being the Good Samaritan this time, she’s gotten more than she gave. The question is, was it passion for one night or for a lifetime of love?

Know the Heroine from Awards Night in Your Desire

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.

It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?

Allison doesn’t have too much time to be bored–she works full-time as a nurse and also is one of those “go-to” people everyone seems to call on when they need a patsy…I mean good person to help out. Allison rarely says no. She gave up her dreams of traveling in order to take care of first her mother and then her father when they became ill, and now lives on her inheritance, a large farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where she raises sheep. Considering that an accident from childhood left her with a nasty limp and the fact that her body wears out quickly, her normal life takes all the energy she has. Thus, no time for boredom.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Allison enjoys food but she’s one of those people who eats to live, not lives to eat. Her weight is important because of the complications with her legs, but it wouldn’t matter. Eating is not her fun thing in life. When she does have an impulse, it’s for pizza, a treat she doesn’t have often.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

Usually, she’s in a nurse’s uniform. Otherwise, she likes loose-fitting clothing that’s comfortable. She raises sheep, so she’s big on wool for the winter. She loves the feel of sheepskin slippers and coats, and has some very nice wool sweaters and slacks. For the warm (dare I say hot?) Virginia summers, she likes linen or cotton slacks and short sleeved tee shirts. She rarely wears shorts due to the scars on her legs. One thing she would never have willingly worn is the formal taffeta gown she bought for her high school reunion. Not only were the colors horrid, but the stupid thing made a noise with each step she took. Finding the dress must have been fate, though, because of what else (or who else) she found beside a crashed car in her front yard later that night!

Does she know how to fix things?

Allison is fairly independent and can take care of light repairs around the house, but luckily for her, she has her uncle and cousin living on the next farm and they will usually help with anything she can’t handle.

She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

She tried to say no, that she would not help with this high school reunion. She came up with excuse after excuse but could not talk herself out of the guilt if she left her best friend high and dry without help. So, she gave in–not all that gracefully. Then she had went shopping and did another thing badly–find a dress for the costumed vintage event, something reminiscent of the 1950s. And what a horrible dress she ended up with! Truly, it was the worst possible dress to everyone except one special person. For him, it turned out to be a miracle. Or maybe a piece of magic!

How does she act around children she doesn’t know?

Allison enjoys children, though she doesn’t find herself around kids she doesn’t know all that often. When she does, she forgets that she limps until the honesty of children’s questions remind her. Still, she doesn’t mind their questions as much as their parents’ embarrassment. She would love to have her own kids someday. Living in her small town doesn’t seem to present many opportunities. Until fate drops a guy right into her pasture–after tossing him through her fence and against one of her huge oak trees!

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Truthfully, she’d always appreciate more sleep, but her work ethic doesn’t allow her to sleep beyond the alarm. By the time she’s showered and had her first dose of caffeine, she’s ready to meet the day.

Can she use chopsticks?

No. When she has Chinese food she’s firmly in the “Fork, please,” set.

Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?

Yes, and lots of it. Black, please.

What apps would she have on her phone?

Allison barely has a mobile phone, much less apps. I’m sure she wonders what an app is.

Android or iPhone?

iPhone

Earrings or unpierced ears?

She doesn’t have pierced ears. When she wears earrings–which she usually does not to work–she wears something close to the ear. No chandeliers because they’re distracting. She has a few nice pairs of gemstone studs.

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

No tattoos, no piercings, no perfumes. Just skin.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

She has a car, and needs it, living on the farm. Public transportation is pretty much out of the question even when she’s in town.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Your Desire

Publisher Nomad Authors Publishing https://nomadauthors.com/deesknight/_Books/bookYourDesire.html

Amazon Kindle Unlimited https://www.amazon.com/Your-Desire-Dee-S-Knight-ebook/dp/B085HFRSQ9/

Dee S Knight Social Media

A few years ago, Dee S Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That’s how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she’s lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret. For romance ranging from sweet to historical, contemporary to paranormal and more join Dee on Nomad Authors.
Website https://nomadauthors.com
Blog http://nomadauthors.com/blog
Twitter http://twitter.com/DeeSKnight
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Do It Write: Where Emerald writes @Emerald_theGLD #RLFblog #authorEmerald, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

Initiative: Tales of Erotic Boldness by Emerald

Genre Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

From audacious proposals to first-time exploits to newfound inner confidence, taking initiative delves into the risqué in these thirteen smoldering tales. An accidental catalyst invokes a bold move in “Fulfillment,” while the brassiness in “Shift Change” belongs entirely to narrator Stacey. “Who’s on Top?” sees a meeting between fans of rival baseball teams turn into a game of chance and wits, and “The Beast Within” offers a present-day “Beauty and the Beast” rendition that puts a twist on ugliness, beauty, pain, and pleasure–and the surprising ways they can intertwine.

Sometimes brazen, sometimes subtle, the initiatives between these pages always showcase the erotic and how it can both inspire and evoke our most emboldened selves.

How long have you been writing?

Since I was about seven. My first project was an utterly scintillating, I’m sure, autobiographical account of life with my cat at the time.

Tell us about your writing space or home office.

In early 2016, I bought my first single-family house. It’s a three-bedroom ranch style, so my office is in the room right across from the master bedroom. I’ve had the same desk for more than a decade because aesthetically, I really like it. Its one drawback is that it is just a surface with no drawers or storage space, but to be fair, that probably keeps me from accumulating a disorganized mess(es) in any drawers. I do have a two-drawer file cabinet in the vicinity.

Last year, I decided I would get a Balance Ball chair for my desk. Sigh…it was a noble idea, but I have to admit to its being a failed experiment. All it really resulted in was my avoiding sitting at my desk! It turns out I just feel too frequent of an urge to lean back, sit cross-legged (yes, I do this on chairs sometimes), sit with one foot underneath me, or pull my laptop onto my lap for the Balance Ball chair to really work for me. So I recently gave in and returned my regular office chair to the location behind my desk.

I also have a wonderful black upholstered chair and ottoman in another corner of my office where I work frequently (especially when the Balance Ball chair was still behind my desk!).

Anything special about your space?

The corner of my desk features a small plastic gumball machine my older sister gave me for my fifth birthday. Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a predilection for circles/roundness, and I love bright colors. So I’ve adored this delightfully spherical plastic gumball machine with bright, round gumballs since the first moment I saw it! So much so that I still have it more than thirty-five years later…. You can see it on my desk in the picture.

In addition, my office has fabulous silver wallpaper, a wall calendar I buy every year that has gorgeous and inspiring garden photographs (the Secret Garden series–I highly recommend it), and a stuffed Hello Kitty in a hot pink plaid dress I consider my “writing buddy.”

What do you love most about that area?

I love the two windows that look out the front of my house. There are bushes right outside that I especially love to see in the summer when they’re green and, in the case of the rosebush, in bloom, but one of them is also holly, so it’s green year-round. The room gets a lot of natural light in the morning since it faces east.

I also love how I have the room arranged–it took me a couple tries to get it the way I want it. I reconfigured the desk and file cabinet setup a year or so after I moved in, and I like it much better now. Some would say the furniture arrangement is not particularly convenient because I have to walk specifically around and behind my desk (which has an “L” shape) to sit in it, but I actually like this because it means that when I go back there, I am working. It’s not a place I just sit casually or dart in and out of while doing other things.

If money was no object, what would your home office look like?

My laptop, printer, software, and any other technological equipment would immediately be upgraded! I would love to have the best/fastest/most efficient of such without concern for how expensive it is.

What office equipment do you use most, other than your computer?

Do It Write: Where Emerald writes @Emerald_theGLD #RLFblog #authorMy corner chair…I suppose that isn’t really office equipment, but I frequently sit on the upholstered chair in the corner of my office and consider it integral to my work process.

I also use the printer a lot because I feel strongly oriented toward editing and proofreading on paper rather than electronically. Though I lament that it’s not environmental, I’ve usually printed multiple drafts of projects I’m working on. (I do at least recycle them.)

What do you think is a must have for an efficient office?

I personally like almost anything I’m going to need to be within reach. It seems just the way I concentrate, but if I have to actually get up to get or look for something, it tends to interrupt my concentration and momentum. I want pen, stapler, printer, highlighter, my water bottle, scratch paper/notebook, and I’m sure some other things I’m forgetting to be right there, easily within reach. I do have my desk and space set up that way.

I also feel it needs to be comfortable (back to the Balance Ball chair…). Since I’ve tended to like to work for hours at a time, I sometimes lean back in my chair and pull my laptop into my lap and put my feet on my desk. When I’m not doing this, I seem, for some reason, to find a foot rest positively necessary. I like my chair to be pretty high, and if my feet do not feel anchored on the floor (which they tend not to without a foot rest), I honestly feel I can’t concentrate well.

Are you a writing mom/dad?

Of non-human children: I have two cats and two dogs (known as “the puppies” even though they’re five now), all of whom tend to be in and out of my office whenever I’m in there. And of course the puppies have no qualms about unabashedly interrupting me when it’s time to go out. The cats frequent my office, and when I’m in the chair in the corner, they’ve been known to fail to recognize the relative inconvenience of making their way onto my lap. Or perhaps they just don’t care….

On that note, I actually had two iterations of the Balance Ball chair. The first one bit the dust when one cat chased the other up onto it, and she landed with her claws out. (It’s as though she knew something I didn’t at the time!)

How do you juggle writing and family?

I try to make sure everybody is fed and, in the case of the dogs, has gone out recently so that ideally they’ll leave me alone for a while. :)

Where to buy Initiative: Tales of Erotic Boldness

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087C9955K/

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/initiative-emerald/1136896418

Apple Books https://books.apple.com/us/book/initiative/id1510056262

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/initiative-5

IndieBound https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781734599138

Emerald Social Media

Emerald is an erotic fiction author interested in elevating discussion of and attention to authentic sexual experience. Her short fiction has been featured in more than thirty multi-author anthologies in the genre, and her book Safe: A Collection of Erotic Stories won the bronze IPPY in the Erotica category of the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The author of three short story collections, she has also penned dozens of blog posts at her website, TheGreenLightDistrict.org, on topics ranging from sexuality and self-awareness to politics, sex work, and reproductive justice. The majority of her wardrobe incorporates glitter in some capacity.
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Dee S Knight, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book Your Desire.

The Director and the Artist in Your Desire by Dee S Knight

Genre Erotic romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Your Desire

A mysterious shop appears in town for one reason: to bring the spice of passion and the thrill of love to one special person. Magic is in more than the item purchased—it’s in the heart of the buyer, often hidden, usually surprising. And after enchantment takes hold? The store fades from sight and memory, only to reappear somewhere else. Maybe in your town…

The Artist and the Director

Derica Meadows, the conservative Director of Accounting at a large San Francisco firm, sees the most beautiful dress imaginable in a shop window. So different from her usual genderless pant suits, she’s swept into acquiring the gown for a formal business affair the next night. But a funny thing happens on the way to her party, in the form of a compelling man and a photo shoot. Suddenly, the normally logical Derica finds herself swimming in a sea of sexual freedom she’d never before considered. The hunk of a artist can satisfy her fantasies, but what will happen to her climb up the corporate ladder in the process? And to her heart?

Awards Night

Allison Hayes has always tried to be all things to all people. Need anything done? Call Allison. It seems no one considers that Allison might have needs, too. When she goes home one night to find a man injured in her pasture, she resigns herself to helping out yet again. However, it isn’t long before she finds the roles reversed, as the mysterious man fulfills her deepest desires. By morning, Allison knows that in being the Good Samaritan this time, she’s gotten more than she gave. The question is, was it passion for one night or for a lifetime of love?

Know the Heroine from The Director and the Artist in Your Desire

It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?

Derica works hard and when she has free time she uses it to unwind from her stressful job. If she’s bored, she’ll draw a hot bath, add some good bath scent and relax—maybe with a book and glass of wine.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

She watches her figure stringently, so if she’s able to impulse eat, it would eb with fast food. A burger or chili dog.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

She’s very professional, and even in business affairs, she’s aware that her shape draws the attention of many of the men she works with. She has a wide selection of black pant suits that she accessorizes with beautiful scarves. She wears very conservative but feminine blouses under the jackets. One she meets Kailen, her life (and her wardrobe) is turned upside down. When he chooses her clothing, it’s anything but professional or black.

Does she know how to fix things?

She’s a modern woman who lies alone, so she’s gained quite a few skills around the house.

She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

There isn’t much that Derica does badly. She’s a woman who is about to be named partner in her firm, and she’s young, so if she did things badly she wouldn’t have the position she does. But she did try to set up her roommate in college once. Her friend and blind date hated the sight of each other, making her promise never to try to matchmake again.

How does she act around children she doesn’t know?

She doesn’t dislike children, but she’s not drawn to them. Basically, she tries to avoid them, although she can interact with them if she has to.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Ready to go. Up with the alarm first goes off and goes from 0 to 60 in a few seconds.

Can she use chopsticks?

Of course. She interacts with international clients and tries to respect their cultures.

Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?

Coffee, black, please. If you need caffeine ,no need to dilute it.

What apps would she have on her phone?

The stock exchanges, business magazines, the WSJ online.

Android or iPhone?

iPhone

Earrings or unpierced ears?

She has pierced ears and wears studs, nothing dangly.

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

Strictly unadorned skin.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

She has a car but in San Francisco it’s more a hindrance than a joy, so she mostly uses public transit.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Your Desire

Publisher Nomad Authors Publishing https://nomadauthors.com/deesknight/_Books/bookYourDesire.html
Amazon Kindle Unlimited https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085HFRSQ9/

Dee S Knight Social Media

A few years ago, Dee S Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That’s how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she’s lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret. For romance ranging from sweet to historical, contemporary to paranormal and more join Dee on Nomad Authors.
Website https://nomadauthors.com
Blog http://nomadauthors.com/blog
Twitter http://twitter.com/DeeSKnight
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DeeSKnight2018
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/265222.Dee_S_Knight
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B079BGZNDN
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Adriana Kraft, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

The Merry Widow by Adriana Kraft

Genre Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

The millennium arrived with such promise–will it deliver for recently widowed Merry Delaney?

So much for all the anticipation about the new millennium. Merry Delaney’s life is still in a rut and shows no signs of changing. Sex? A fading memory, gone long before her husband actually died. Excitement? Hardly the hallmark of an accountant’s life. At forty-two, what can she look forward to?

Until her best friend takes Merry’s predicament into her practiced hands. One passionate kiss unleashes possibilities Merry never dreamed of–and she wants to sample them all. Men? Women? Young? Old? Ménage? Toys? Yes, to all, to pleasure, to making up for lost time.

Enter Chicago Detective Jim Barnes, who solicits Merry’s help with a mob funds-skimming case. Can the scorching passion that soon smolders between Merry and Jim survive the escalating mob threats of exposure? Having discovered a zest for sex, will Merry ever again be satisfied with one man?

Why did you write this book?

We love crafting erotic romance stories with bisexual heroines. When we began this one, we envisioned it as an erotic romp, with lots of enticing sex scenes for readers to enjoy. We originally created the device of the threat of mob exposure to push our characters into flaunting the mob with more and more sex scenes. We probably accomplished that goal, but as the project unfolded, we came to care more about Merry’s journey as a woman.

When her story opens, on New Year’s Eve 1999, widow Merry Delaney is probably one of the most shut-down, despairing characters we’ve ever met. We loved tracing (well, and creating) those tiny first steps toward change–the ones she hardly even knows she’s making. By the time she’s aware, she’s evolved into something she hardly recognizes, but she’s never said “no” along the way. She’s also believed she’d never fall in love again. Now that she has, she faces tough choices–if she continues to embrace her new identity, will she lose her new love? What will she choose?

What is your favorite genre to read?

I love to read and it’s hard to select a favorite genre! So I’ll go with two of them. I’m a lifelong Jane Austen fan and have re-read all her novels more times than I can count, each time finding nuances I hadn’t noticed earlier. More broadly, historical novels are a favorite, the more accurate, the better. Currently, both my husband and I are delving into British history between the fall of Rome and the 1066 Norman conquest. I never knew we had so much information about that era–and about its many brave and worthy heroines, especially.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

No surprise here, it’s one of Jane Austen’s: Emma. My favorite scene in all Austen’s novels is Emma walking the circuit of the garden with Mr. Knightly, dreading that she will hear him tell her of his love for Harriet. Then she realizes she has wounded him by telling him not to speak. Emma’s pride and fear are suddenly dwarfed by her wish not to cause him pain, and she invites him to take another turn with her in the walk, apologizes, and begs him speak. We all know the happy ending – he declares his love for her. But it is Emma’s profound transformation that has drawn me to her.

What are you working on at the moment? 

We’re polishing an erotic romance manuscript about a Twin Cities photographer who specializes in erotic portraits and a Nebraska schoolteacher who signs up for a course at the academy where he teaches – unprepared for what he asks of her until she delves deeper into her own family history and realizes where she comes from. As you can see, we love exploring women’s self-discovery journeys – and of course, those journeys provide lots of opportunities for erotic scenes.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

We have a four-book series set at a sexuality institute (fictional, but based on real ones) in New York City, where we loved to travel when our son lived there. Each book focuses on the sexual journey and romance of a single woman, ranging in age from their twenties to their sixties. As always, lots of opportunity for erotic sex scenes, but also a chance to explore the difference between sex and love, to challenge the stigma often attached to sex workers, and perhaps to spice up the love lives of our readers.

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Award winning author Adriana Kraft is a married couple writing Sizzling Romantic Suspense and Erotic Romance for Two, Three, or More. Whether readers open our romantic suspense or our erotic romance, they can expect characters they care about, hot sex scenes, and a compelling story. Our suspense stories deliver one man, one woman, danger and intrigue. Our erotic romance is edgier and nearly always includes ménage or polyamory, sometimes with two women and a man, sometimes with two (or more) couples.
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