Hi! So glad you’re here. Please welcome my friend, Skylar Kade, to the blog. Not only is she a popular writer of erotic romance, she’s also my co-chair of the Published Authors Workshop in our RWA chapter in Orange County, CA. If you’re going to take on a responsibility like that, i highly recommend you get Sky for a co-chair because she is brilliant, reliable, and dynamic! And she also gives GREAT Prizes! Sky has TWO new releases and she’s giving away a copy of each one to some lucky commenter — so be sure to leave a comment on the blog! Plus, enter on the Rafflecopter. Here’s Sky!
Book-loving Worlds Collide: heroines from Exposing Ellen and Surrender to Fire catch up
This month, I have two books releasing. Exposing Ellen is a short, erotic lesbian romance. Surrender to Fire is a full length BDSM romp. What the heck do they have in common?
Well, two of my three heroines are book whores, and they wear that label proudly. Camille Verona, from Surrender to Fire, is a junior literary agent in Los Angeles. Ellen Porter, from Exposing Ellen, is a librarian in Newport Beach. The three of us got together over coffee (in my wild imagination, naturally) to chat about our love of books—especially erotic romance!
Skylar: We’re at a small coffee shop in Southern California. These big, comfy chairs are just begging you to sit and read in them! Where do you get most of your reading done?
Camille: I read a lot of slush pile submissions for work, so when I’m reading for fun, it’s usually at home with a glass of wine—bubble bath optional.
Ellen: For a long time, I didn’t want my ex-husband to know I read naughty books, so I’d go for a walk on the beach, find a bench, and read. I’m one of those people who blushes bright red during really erotic scenes, though, so I always wore a big sun hat to hide my face! Now, though, Aimee likes me to read short stories to her after work.
Skylar: That brings up a good point. You’re both surrounded by books for work. What do you choose to read for fun?
Ellen: I love the short story anthologies from Cleis Press. Each one in a collection is so different! I really like “Girls who Bite”. For some reason, it’s easier to read erotic stories about vampires out loud.
Cam: That’s tough! Before Damien and I got together, I read a lot of BDSM romance. Like Ellen, my ex wasn’t the greatest. The amazing Doms in Cherise Sinclair’s “Masters of the Shadowlands” series gave me hope that maybe I’d find a great partner too. Now I try to read a little bit of everything, though futuristic dystopias have me hooked, especially when there are zombies involved.
Skylar: Here’s a contentious question: e-books or print?
Cam: You had to ask that, didn’t you! I still love the feel of print books, and if I love something, the print version goes on my keeper shelf. But I usually read on my Kindle, though it goes into a Ziploc freezer bag if I’m reading in the tub. I’m glad it’s not just e-books, though, because I’ve caught Damien sneaking off with some of the print copies! I know he’s looking for ideas. Maybe I should start bookmarking the hottest scenes for him.
Ellen: Print all the way. I keep a box of books in my trunk so I’m never without. Instead of a drawer at Aimee’s place, she’s given me a bookshelf!
Skylar: Last question, ladies. What do you love most about your partner?
Ellen: Aimee is so different from me—she’s got curves and she’s lound and bold and fun. Aimee doesn’t care about other peoples’ opinions, and she’s really pulling me out of my shell. I’m even thinking about getting a little tattoo!
Cam: I can trust Damien. I know that sounds so basic, but it’s not just trusting him to take care of me when we’re playing. I trust that he’ll be honest with me (even if that means him agreeing that a dress makes my ass look big—MEN!) and that he always has my—and our—best interests in mind. Even when there were times that I lost faith in myself, I could rely in his steadfastness until I regained that confidence.
Skylar: Thank you both for joining me!
Want to get to know Camille and Ellen better? Leave a comment sharing YOUR answer to one of their interview questions—I’ll choose two winners who will receive their choice of either Surrender to Fire or Exposing Ellen.
In addition, I’m hosting a big giveaway to celebrate the February 18th release of Surrender to Fire. You can enter to win through the Rafflecopter widget below!
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Want to learn more about Exposing Ellen? Read an excerpt here.
Want to learn more about Surrender to Fire? Read an excerpt here.
Skylar Kade, self-avowed hedonist and princess extraordinaire, started her writing career after throwing aside yet another romance she could not bring herself to finish. The run-on sentences! The purple prose! Oh, the horror of it was just too much. So she sat down to write her own tale. Her favorite part about writing is the extensive research.
She currently resides in sunny southern California, alternately cursing the polluted air and adoring the weather. Skylar spends her time asking the cabana boys to bring her more mimosas and feed her strawberries while she dreams up her next naughty adventure.
She blogs at the SkylarVerse and with the Nine Naughty Novelists.
Remember, do TWO things. Leave a comment on this post to win one of Sky’s new releases, Exposing Ellen or Surrender to Fire. AND, enter on the Rafflecopter above. Thank you for coming by! : )