An Interview with Michael Rannigan from Rannigan’s Redemption

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On Sunday, December 17, I’ll be taking over a Facebook event called Book Elves on the Shelves from 5pm-6pm EST.  In preparation for the event, I was called upon to write a character interview.

After some thought, I decided to interview Michael Rannigan from RANNIGAN’S REDEMPTION, and I have to confess, it was amazing getting back in his head.  Obviously, I love all my characters, but there’s something about Michael that sticks with me after all this time.  I thought I’d share the interview with you.

An Interview with Michael Rannigan:

Q: Tell us a little about yourself.

Michael Rannigan: Well, I’m a lawyer.  Earned my law degree at NYU here in Manhattan.  I’m a founding partner at Murphy, Rannigan, and Metheny, along with my buddies Brian Murphy and Jim Metheny.  Those guys and their associates practice a lot of different kinds of law.  Up on the 50th floor, we specialize in high profile defense.  When the rich and famous get into trouble, they call me.  *laughs*

Q: You’ve had an associate working with you for a number of years, Maggie Flynn.  Tell us about her.

MR: Maggie?  She’s a good addition to the team.  Smart, a hard worker.  Has an eye for detail, that’s for sure. She’s a great lawyer.

Q: There are those who say the two of you are close.  Are you romantically involved with Maggie?

MR: *blinks hard* No.  Next question.

Q: That question seemed to bother you.

MR: I date a very specific type of woman.  Even if I were to break my rule about going out with a colleague, which I wouldn’t, Maggie’s not my type.  I like blondes with big *waves hands in front of himself* egos and low expectations.  I’m not a ‘relationship’ kind of guy.  *gazes at hands*  Maggie deserves better than that.  *looks up suddenly*  That was off the record.

Q: Of course.  What are your plans for Christmas?

MR: *confident smile returns* I’m jetting off to Barbados that afternoon.  But I’ll probably pop by Maggie’s place that morning, say Merry Christmas to everyone gathered for her annual Orphans and Misfits Christmas celebration.

Q: Thank you for talking with me today.

MR: *nods* My pleasure.

Rannigan’s Redemption, my three-novel spicy vanilla law drama, is the story of the complicated relationship between bad boy Manhattan attorney Michael Rannigan and Maggie Flynn, the smart redhead he hires to join his prestigious firm.

Michael is a rogue, an inveterate player with a stable of surgically-enhanced bottle-blondes at his beck and call.  Maggie’s smart and capable, maybe even a better lawyer than Michael, if he stops to think about it.  She’s too smart for his sexual tastes, definitely not his type.  So why can’t he get her out of his mind?

Maggie has been in love with him from the beginning.  She knows how he operates, and that the situation is all but hopeless.  But she sees the man he could be.  For now, she’s content to work with him.

What would happen if they crossed that line?

Indulge Rannigan

The three Rannigan’s Redemption books, RESISTING RISK, RUNNING ROGUE, and RANSOMING REDEMPTION are available individually, or as one boxed set.  Full disclosure, the first book ends in something of a cliffie, so…

You can get the complete boxed set of Rannigan’s Redemption here:

And please join me Sunday at Book Elves on the Shelves.  It should be lots of fun!

Watch This Space–Spotlight on Jolie Mason

cry-havocOkay you guys.  Not long ago, I featured Jolie Mason’s latest book, Cry Havoc.  But I hadn’t actually finished reading it at the time of the post.  Now that I have, it deserves another spotlight, because it’s just that good!

Here’s my review from Amazon:

As a huge fan of Jolie Mason, I was super excited when I found out that she has a new series. In Cry Havoc, Aiden Simeon is a very young man with a load of responsibilities, not the least of which is the care of his ad hoc family, three orphaned kids for whom he strives to provide. He’s working as a tech with the Lancers, a fact which pleases me to no end–I loved Mason’s 47th Lancers series, and I’m thrilled that she’s brought back some of those characters.

Cry Havoc is fast-paced sci-fi, but it has heartbreaking moments and a deeply character-driven core. Take it from me, you will want in on the ground floor of Jolie Mason’s new War in the Stars series. Can’t wait for the next installment–5 BIG STARS!

Jolie Mason was kind enough to stop by my little blog and answer Pandora’s Dirty Dozen.  So get to know this talented sci-fi romance author.  Who knew she’s into menage books, just like me?  (*cough*  Paging Nia Farrell.  *cough*)

1. Describe your books and your writing style.

 Scifi romance and young adult scifi

2. Talk about your process. Where do you write? When do you write? Are you linear or do you write scenes and put them together later? Who are your muses and where do you get your best ideas?

 My muses in my genre ( there are many others) are Anna Hackett and Cynthia Sax. Also, AR Declerck, oh, how I love her prose. No one writes prose the way she can. I am most inspired by reading and music.

3. Tell us about your latest release.

 Cry Havoc. The first in a series of straight up scifi aimed at younger adults. It’s about so many things; family, loyalty, robots gone horribly awry.

4. What is your current project?

 I am currently plugging away at the second in my Brother Assassins series, Brother’s Keeper.

5. Now about you… Very generally speaking, where do you call home?

 Southeast Missouri, right on the river. RIGHT on the river.

6. As a reader… What genre do you most often read? What is your all-time favorite book, and why?

 Mostly I read future and past. lol. I devour SFR like it’s going out of style, but I also pick up the occasional Paranormal romance and Historicals. Jane Eyre is my go to. I’ve read it probably thirty times in my life, and have multiple highlighted copies around here somewhere.

7. What do you like to do when you’re not writing or reading?

 Karaoke keeps me sane, as I struggle with three kids entering the dreaded teen years.

8. We all have guilty pleasures. I enjoy boy bands. There, I said it. What is your guilty pleasure?

Menage books. I have a serious weakness for erotica sometimes, and coffee. Lots of coffee.

9. What superpower would you choose, and why?

 As a scifi writer, this is a more serious question than you might suppose. We contemplate this kind of stuff. I would most love to be able to turn invisible at will. Flying would just get me killed. I do NOT want to read the thoughts of random strangers. OMG. There are too many side effects to almost everything psychic, so I would choose sneaky because it has practical applications.

10. If you could live anywhere, you’d choose…

 Anywhere? I’d build one of those treehouses like you see on PBS. The kind that are like mansions and have wifi. Then, I’d probably build another and end up with some strange artist’s commune because I cannot stop when I love something.

11. I wish _________________ would read my book.

 I don’t know. I get freaked when I know someone’s read it. I wonder endlessly what they thought, so usually I don’t want to know. lol

12. In the airport, you overhear a heated argument between a husband and wife. You:

politely ignore it.
stop what you’re doing and watch with rapt attention.
mention it to airport personnel.

tuck it away for use in a future book.

Now run, don’t walk, to get your copy of Cry Havoc.  Get in on the ground floor of this exciting new series!

Weekend Excerpt–Rannigan’s Redemption

RR nominee coverRannigan’s Redemption is sexy contemporary erotic romance, the story of high-powered Manhattan defense attorney Michael Rannigan and his complicated relationship with Maggie Flynn, the smart, spunky redheaded lawyer he hires to join his elite firm.

The story was originally released as three separate books.  The Rannigan’s Redemption Collection, released in late July, contains all three books in the trilogy: Resisting Risk, Running Rogue, and Ransoming Redemption.  It’s been nominated for a 2016 Summer Indie Book Award.

This excerpt is the beginning chapter of the entire story.  Be forewarned: This excerpt contains adult language.  Reader discretion is advised.

Fucking her had been inevitable, he reasoned.  After all, Maggie was not unattractive with her thick red hair, bright green eyes shaded by long red lashes she darkened with mascara, the smattering of freckles across her nose.  Beneath those inexpensive business suits she favored, her body wasn’t bad.  Don’t think he hadn’t noticed.

It was an odd line of thought for a man on vacation.  He stretched out his legs on the chaise and gazed past his tanned bare feet to the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean.  His travel agent had assured him that he’d love the Maldives.  He raised his glass of bourbon in a toast to Nancy at East Coast Travel, but his thoughts returned to Maggie.

He’d actually been surprised at the firm, full, round tits he’d unearthed beneath that conservative grey blouse.  They were much larger than he’d realized, in a natural, homegrown sort of way.

Obviously, she wasn’t his usual taste. He preferred bottle blondes with tiny waists and store-bought tits, the bigger the better.  In fact, if a woman resembled Barbie, it was a plus.  Not that he’d turn down a hot brunette, either.  He gravitated toward socialites, models, or occasionally actresses, the more successful the better.  Less successful women tended to be needy, emotionally speaking.  Flight attendants were his among his favorites.  They could never stay.

He glanced to his right at Vivian, the chosen one accompanying him on this trip. She wore only the tiniest black bikini bottoms, having removed the top to avoid tan lines.  Her white blonde hair was swept up in a knot on top of her head.  Expensive designer sunglasses shaded eyes he knew were violet, albeit artificially so, thanks to purple contacts.  Plumped pouting lips were precisely situated beneath her perfect designer nose.  Had she told him that she’d had her lips done again just before they left New York?  He couldn’t seem to remember.  His gaze fell to her enormous tits.  They really are her best quality, he thought.  Later, he’d fuck those tits.  She could always shower before dinner.

She noticed that he was looking her way.  “Hey, baby,” she simpered, fingering her left nipple provocatively.  He winked at her then looked away without answering.

As a fellow attorney, Maggie was much too bright for his liking as well.  He wasn’t in it for the conversation, after all; he was never interested in what they had to say.  And boning a colleague was usually a bad idea.  But she’d liked him.  She always had, since she first was hired at Murphy, Rannigan, & Metheny.

There were those who called Michael Rannigan shallow.  He shook his head.  Fuck them, and the horse they rode in on, he thought.

And now for a teeny surprise…

I read part of this excerpt live today on Blog Talk Radio in my interview with Brian ‘The Hammer’ Jackson.  Want to listen?  Click this LINK to hear the entire program.


Pandora Speaks!


I’m thrilled to announce that TODAY at 11:00am EDT, I’ll be LIVE on Blog Talk Radio talking to Brian The Hammer Jackson about Rannigan’s Redemption, which was recently nominated for a Summer Indie Book Award.  Tune in to hear all about it!

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Interview With Author Lilah E. Noir

Erotic romance author Lilah E. Noir’s new novel, Unorthodox Therapy, launches TODAY, June 30, 2016.  Not long ago, I posted about this highly anticipated addition to her bibliography.  I was lucky enough to snag an interview when she graciously agreed to answer Pandora’s Dirty Dozen.


1. Describe your books and your writing style.

I write hardcore yet always sensual and character driven erotica, with BDSM elements. By that moment I have written shorter stories and novellas whose main focus was on the freedom submission can bring to a person. I am about to release my first full-length novel, Unorthodox Therapy, which revolves around the submission of a woman in a position of power and switches the traditional boss/employee – Dom/sub couple. It’s a love story at its core but far from the classic romance. Unorthodox Therapy is part 1 of a trilogy that would further explore the nature of addiction, power play and love. I’d say that I try to write stories with strong plots, well-developed characters and intense pace. The steamy, detailed scenes of passion, pain and abandonment are just one of the ingredients.

2. Talk about your process. Where do you write? When do you write? Are you linear or do you write scenes and put them together later? Who are your muses and where do you get your best ideas?

I usually write at home, either before or after my day job. I often enjoy bringing my laptop to a local cafe with WiFi, it creates me some illusion of social life. When I am focused on a project and finishing the rough draft within a certain timeframe I tend to use every free minute for writing. At that period I try to whip at least 2,500 words per day. I’m a plotter so in order to make a project successful, even my short stories, I need some outline that serves me as a rough map. Usually I start with as detailed description of each chapter, profiles for my characters and whatever research I need to do. After all that is taken care of I may go in a full-on writing mode. I am also linear when it comes to that plan. I always read the previous chapter before continuing to the next point so I’d avoid any inconsistencies and contradictions. However, I am not too religious about the plan and make deviations from it if they would serve the plot better. My novel was supposed to have a completely different ending… but the characters got their way and now I have to write a trilogy. Most of my ideas come from different fantasies that I gradually shape into stories. My muses are usually people I know, either online or in real life. I tend to “steal” some personality traits and give them to my fictional characters. It makes them a bit more easy to relate that way.

3. Tell us about your latest release.

As I mentioned above, my upcoming novel Unorthodox Therapy makes its debut on June 30th. It is part 1 of a trilogy focusing on the complicated relationship between a powerful older woman, an IT entreprenuer, and her younger employee who is determined to help her get rid of her smoking problem. There is a lot of kink, emotional highs and lows, romance, suspense, unexpected twists and turns, pleasure, pain, love. It’s really difficult to classify it under one genre. You can all find out why most of the readers who helped me with beta and advanced reading compared it to an emotional roller coaster.

4. What is your current project?

I’ll be working on my Strangers in the Night serial, short stories about two people who have only the time until sunrise to explore all their kinky fantasies. It doesn’t have a romantic focus but probably there will be a pinch of romance in an unexpected way right at the end. At the end of August when the summer heat isn’t choking my poor brain cells I’ll finally start writing Unorthodox Chemistry, Part 2 of the Unorthodox trilogy. Though in July I may write something short, light-hearted and kinky, a novella.

5. Now about you… Very generally speaking, where do you call home?

I’m a drifter by heart so I can’t say for sure I have found the place to call home. I changed my address so many times over the last ten years that sometimes it gets confusing. So let’s say home is the place where I’d feel safe and inspired.

6. As a reader… What genre do you most often read? What is your all-time favorite book, and why?

I’m a book whore so I read absolutely everything I can get my hands on, without limitations and genre restrictions. Lately I’ve been reading mostly erotic romance and BDSM books by fellow authors but I try to vary my menu with sci-fi, horror, historical novels, hard boiled fiction, classic literature. My mind always goes blank when I get asked of favorite something of all times. Perhaps because I’ve read and have been influenced by so many authors it is really difficult to point one. But the first two who come to my mind are On The Road by Jack Kerouac and White Oleander by Janeth Fitch. The first one I choose because of the fantastic sense of freedom and madness it was exuding. It infected me with its pure enjoyment of life. The second one I have re-read thousands of time and I love the beauty of the language and poetic style. And yet the book is definitely not a sugar-coated, purple prose kind of story. It’s raw, honest, filled with beauty and ugliness, pain and redemption.

7. What do you like to do when you’re not writing or reading?

I enjoy swimming, working out, long walks and some mountain hiking, sipping cocktails and other alcohol on beaches. Lately I haven’t had that much time for my other life-long obsession, cinema, though I should catch up. You can also find me in front of my computer, working on some graphic or web design project. I love making book covers for myself and other authors. Lately I’ve also been doing a lot of promos and media kit materials.

8. We all have guilty pleasures. I enjoy boy bands. There, I said it. What is your guilty pleasure?

Nothing to be ashamed of, Pandora, I admit that boy bands have their charm. Shhh, don’t tell anyone but I enjoy cheesy romantic comedies, junk food and sugary pop music… Ops, too many sins? 🙂

9. What superpower would you choose, and why?

Telepathy, so I can get in people’s minds and steal their stories for my own personal pleasure or to transform them into exciting tales on paper/screen.

10. If you could live anywhere, you’d choose…

Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Germany.

11. I wish _________________ would read my book.

One specific man I knew. Or maybe not.

12. In the airport, you overhear a heated argument between a husband and wife. You:

politely ignore it.
stop what you’re doing and watch with rapt attention.
mention it to airport personnel.

tuck it away for use in a future book.

 Many thanks to Lilah E. Noir for stopping by and for being such a good sport.
Don’t forget to get your copy of Unorthodox Therapy.  It’s available TODAY at this LINK.


Watch This Space–Something Special by Nia Farrell


nia fSomething Special, Book 6 in erotica author Nia Farrell’s Three Graces series, is out today!

Get to know erotic romance author Nia Farrell.

1. Describe your books and your writing style.

I’m a multi-genre writer but my recent releases are erotic romances. My Three Graces Trilogy are BDSM menages that have been called new age erotic romance. The first book SOMETHING ELSE is about soulmates who keep reincarnating together. The heroine is a psychic medium who’s been saving herself for the men of her dreams – bisexual American Indian musician Nico White and J.T. Santiago, an ex-Navy SEAL with PTSD. All of the paranormal elements come from first-hand experience, either mine or one of my many psychic friends. Grace, Nico, and J.T. have a very special honeymoon in store when their sequel SOMETHING SPECIAL releases on May 5th. SOMETHING DIFFERENT (The Three Graces Book Two) has Anna James, starving artist and potty mouthed gamer girl who is Nico’s songwriting partner. Their collaborative “music writing night” is base on my personal experience as a songwriter, and her tie-in to Comanche chief Quanah Parker comes from my own family geneaology. She meets her match in part-Comanche twins and triple platinum artists Jackson and Jacob Thomason who perform as No Mercy. SOMETHING MORE (The Three Graces Book Three) was the hardest to write due to the themes of post-rape PTSD and autism. Two of my friends struggle with post-rape PTSD and I have two autistic nephews. The book just touches on some of the daily challenges that they face. SOMETHING MORE is a nominee for Best BDSM Book of the Year, Menage Category, 2016 Golden Flogger Awards. DARK MOONS RISING is my first PRN shifter erotic romance. DARK MOONS RISING is an otherworldly sword-and-sorcery medieval D/s ménage, where a daughter of light finds unexpected sanctuary with two dark lords (handsome as men, stunning as centaurs!) I’m really excited about my upcoming release June 1, with PRIDE AND PUNISHMENT, an erotic retelling of Jane Austen’s beloved classic. Characters that you thought you knew…well, they’re ready to reveal their secret selves. Mr. Darcy is a Dominant. Miss Elizabeth Bennet is submissive. Jane Bennet might be the only “handsome” woman in Meryton, but puppy-like Charles Bingley needs a Mistress. Mr. Darcy doesn’t think Jane has what it takes and separates the couple. His growing lust leads Mr. Darcy to confess his desire to dominate Miss Elizabeth – a proposition that she mistakes for a proposal. Already accused of less-than-gentlemanlike behavior, Darcy must find a way to win the submissive heart of a woman who abhors him. I kept the dialogue as intact as possible, while telling the story from Mr. Darcy’s point of view. Length is 91,166 words/340 6×9 pages.

2. Talk about your process. Where do you write? When do you write? Are you linear or do you write scenes and put them together later? Who are your muses and where do you get your best ideas?

I have a home office that I virtually live in when I’m writing. My thought processes may range far and wide, but when my fingers connect with my laptop, I work in linear fashion, telling the story from beginning to end. Sources of inspiration are everywhere. The equine therapy mention in the Three Graces trilogy is based on our local therapeutic riding center, whose riders include veterans with PTSD and children with autism. The books started with the idea of soulmates, inspired by personal experience in this and other lifetimes…except there are only two of us who keep reconnecting.

3. Tell us about your latest release.

SOMETHING SPECIAL is BDSM menage erotic romance, the wedding and honeymoon book for Grace, Nico, and J.T. who met in SOMETHING ELSE. Six weeks into the relationship, Grace learns that she’s expecting (despite being on the pill), and plans are made for very special honeymoon at a BDSM theme resort where patrons come to play in the past. The men are giving Grace her capture fantasy…except Nico won’t be the warrior taking her!

4. What is your current project?

I have three series that I’m launching. The first is about Replay, the BDSM theme resort in SOMETHING SPECIAL. Book 1 VIKING RAID will be out July 1, followed by TRIPLE PLAY on September 1 and HONOUR BOUND on November 1. The second series are BDSM menage historicals about Grace, Nico, and J.T.’s past live. AS WICKED AS YOU WANT (set in 1868 Chicago and London) premiers August 1. The other series (Touch the Wind) is sultry historical romance written as Erinn Ellender Quinn. Because of its paranormal elements, Book 2 RIDE THE WIND will be out first on October 1. The other books are swashbucklers, set in 1727 Caribbean. TOUCH THE WIND Book 1 comes out December 1. I also have other single titles planned for 2017 and 2018.

5. Now about you… Very generally speaking, where do you call home?

 I’m a seventh generation Illinoisan.

6. As a reader… What genre do you most often read? What is your all-time favorite book, and why?

I read mostly erotic romance and dark romance, with a decided fondness for MMF and MFM menages. Picking a favorite book is like picking a favorite song. I will say that my favorite audio book is the historical novel about the battle of Gettysburg, KILLER ANGELS by Michael Shaara.

7. What do you like to do when you’re not writing or reading?

My husband and I are Civil War reenactors. I’m also a Reiki master and a crystal healer who occasionally reads at psychic fairs.

8. We all have guilty pleasures. I enjoy boy bands. There, I said it. What is your guilty pleasure?

Dancing with the Stars

9. What superpower would you choose, and why?

Miraculous healing. To alleviate suffering and enable people to stay here long enough to learn their lessons so they don’t have to repeat them.

10. If you could live anywhere, you’d choose…

Ireland, near the sea

11. I wish _________________ would read my book.

everyone (yeah, I dream big)

12. In the airport, you overhear a heated argument between a husband and wife. You:

politely ignore it.
stop what you’re doing and watch with rapt attention.
mention it to airport personnel.
tuck it away for use in a future book.
Something Special is Book 6 in Nia Farrell’s Three Graces series and I highly recommend it, having been fortunate enough to have snagged an ARC.  Here’s my review.

Something Special is Book 6 of Nia Farrell’s The Three Graces series.  It’s the continuation of the story of the relationship between Grace Murphy, Nico White, and J.T. Santiago.  The book opens with a big surprise for the trio—they’re pregnant.  A paternity test identifies the father, but it doesn’t matter.  The three are partners for life.  And they make plans to formalize their relationship with a wedding.

Together, J.T. and Nico plot the perfect after-wedding surprise for their wife, no small feat when she’s a psychic medium, and after a beautiful celebration they whisk her away to an East coast BDSM retreat to give her the honeymoon experience of her fantasies.

I absolutely love a story with heart.  And there’s something so beautiful about the love these three characters share.  And this time the story is told from J.T.’s perspective, which adds intriguing insight into how he views their family.  Oh, and the ménage sex is hot, hot, hot!

If you’re a fan of The Three Graces series, this book is an absolute ‘don’t miss’.  If you’re not familiar with the stories, help yourself to Book 1.  Something Special is a worthy addition to the series and I can’t wait for the next one!

Now I know you’re wondering, “But where can I get Nia Farrell’s Something Special and the rest of the Three Graces Series?”  No worries.  Here’s the link.

Don’t miss out on this hot, heartfelt read!

Watch This Space–Interview With Fionna Guillaume

Erotic romance author Fionna Guillaume, member of the Alliance of Self Published Authors, was kind enough to answer my interview questionnaire, Pandora’s Dirty Dozen.  Get to know Fionna Guillaume.

1. Describe your books and your writing style.

 I absolutely love books. All sorts of genres appeal to me, and I feel like my writing reflects my varied reading appetite. My work is all erotic, for sure, but the priority is the story. Rich description and long, curling paragraphs often find a place in my writing, inspired by masters of long ago. Mostly, though, I just want to tell a great story – with plenty of sexy parts!

2. Talk about your process. Where do you write? When do you write? Are you linear or do you write scenes and put them together later? Who are your muses and where do you get your best ideas?

 I write on my laptop. Usually after work, with a mug of tea or a glass of wine, depending on my mood. With my husband playing a video game on his computer in the same room. Not particularly charming, but there it is! I’m a linear writer, I suppose; I start at the beginning, and keep writing until I get to the end. Then, I stop. 🙂 (And edit, but that’s another story.) This means the story may change and develop differently than I originally imagined in my daydreams. But that’s the fun of it!

3. Tell us about your latest release.

 I just completed a new novella called Tokyo: A Job With A View. It’s erotica, naturally, but written in the style of a travelogue. Inspired by the year and a half I lived in Japan, it reveals some of Tokyo’s charming attractions and cultural tidbits. It was such fun to relive my experiences there! And, you know, add in all sorts of fun, sexy bits. This is intended to be the first in A Job With A View series. (Next up: Paris!)

4. What is your current project?

I’m working on something a little different these days. It’s an idea I’d been mulling over for years, and finally felt ready to tackle. Using my deck of handmade Tarot cards, I am working through the Major Arcana (a set of 22 cards), and using them as a guide to write my story. The cards give me a theme, a mood, or a direction for each chapter, and I never know in advance quite what will come next. It’s an interesting challenge – and fun! Plus, I’m starting to really get into this story. For this on, I’ve decided to release each chapter on Wattpad as I go along, since every card builds on the previous one. Of course, I’ve had to edit the really fun bits out – Wattpad poo-poo’s erotica for fun’s sake – but never fear! They’l reappear in the final, published eBook version.

5. Now about you… Very generally speaking, where do you call home?

 I am fortunate to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Seattle, Washington, to be exact. I find the rainy weather and cloudy skies, plus the extravagant natural beauty of the region, a perfect combination for indoorsy writing and outdoorsy inspiration.

6. As a reader… What genre do you most often read? What is your all-time favorite book, and why?

 I can never answer this question! My book diet is very diverse. You can catch me reading memoir, Classics, fantasy or SciFi, nonfiction, historical fiction, YA, romance, contemporary literary fiction… well, pretty much everything except the Encyclopedia. And probably I’ve read some of that, too. Basically, I have no favorite book. But some books linger on my shelf forever, begging to be read again. Jitterbug Perfume, by Tom Robbins, is one of these. It’s sexy, thoughtful, smart, unique, and hilarious – everything I look for in a book.

7. What do you like to do when you’re not writing or reading?

Depends on the weather! Maybe out in the garden, walking or hiking, or enjoying time with friends. I’m never without a book, though. My goodness, what would I do with my time if I wasn’t reading and writing?

8. We all have guilty pleasures. I enjoy boy bands. There, I said it. What is your guilty pleasure?

 Hehehee – I’m limited by keeping this one PC! Gummy candy, that’s a pretty guilty pleasure of mine. I can demolish a bag of gummies in one sitting, and only feel moderately guilty about it.

9. What superpower would you choose, and why?

Time travel, for sure. I would love being able to hop back and forth through time, visit historical places, chat with the movers and shakers of their time, and then zip on home to settle on the couch with a movie and a mug of tea.

10. If you could live anywhere, you’d choose…

Well, I kind of have chosen – Seattle! I’ve had the good fortune to live all around the world, and I came right back home. Guess I must love it here!

11. I wish _________________ would read my book.

Tamora Pierce. I loved her as a young reader, and she sticks in my mind as a masterful author. Her stories are thrilling and empowering, especially for girls. Wonder if she’d like girl-power erotica, too?

12. In the airport, you overhear a heated argument between a husband and wife. You:

A. politely ignore it.

B. stop what you’re doing and watch with rapt attention.

C. mention it to airport personnel.

D. tuck it away for use in a future book.

*E. Other : 

probably laugh about it to myself. Yeah, I can be that way.


The latest release from Fionna Guillaume is Tokyo: A Job With A View.  Check out the blurb for this sexy book.

After a brief but torrid affair with her boss, Cassidy finds herself out of a job. And unlikely to find another one in the entire state of California. With $300 in her bank account and nowhere else to turn, she eagerly accepts an interview with a mysterious company named A Job With A View. Soon she learns that this company specializes in short-term contracts abroad, for administrative assistants willing to accept other duties as well. Duties of the sexual kind.

Cassidy accepts – not like she has much choice – and finds herself in Tokyo, Japan. There, she discovers the beauty of a city both ancient and modern, futuristic and traditional. Through it all she begins to understand the gift that has been offered to her… and how she can pay it back.

With all the spice of contemporary erotica and the rich description of travelogue. Tokyo: A Job With A View is a sexy trip to Japan’s inimitable capital.

You can get Tokyo: A Job With A View at Amazon.

Young Interviews Pandora Spocks

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Young, author of A Harem Boy’s Saga

Recently, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Young, the author of the erotic memoir series A Harem Boy’s Saga.  I profiled him a couple of weeks ago right here on Luke & Bella.

This article was copied and pasted from In The Harem, his author website on Typepad with my apologies.    Due to my limited technical ability, I was unable to figure out how to reblog it from there to WP.  Be sure to check out the original here.


Pandora Spocks–The Smashwords Interview

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Have you ever been curious about Pandora Spocks, Author?  LOL!

Smashwords has posted a new interview.  Here’s a sneak peek.

What’s the story behind your latest book?
Rannigan’s Redemption is a romantic drama about Michael Rannigan, a hotshot Manhattan attorney, and Maggie Flynn, the recent law school grad he hires to join his elite high-profile defense practice.

Professionally, Michael is smart enough to surround himself with great legal minds. They do all the leg-work and he breezes in and saves the day for their very wealthy, very grateful clients. Privately, Michael is an inveterate player. As one reviewer put it, “his commitment issues have commitment issues.”

Maggie had a completely different plan for her career after graduation, but when she spies Michael at a job fair, she can’t resist interviewing with him. She’s studied his cases and she knows he’s one of the best. But not lost on her are the facts that he’s charming, handsome, and sexy as hell.

Michael prefers to date Barbie look-alikes with significantly lower IQs than Maggie’s. Still, he’s drawn to her in an unnervingly undeniable way.

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wrote my first novel, Luke & Bella: Two Streets Over a chapter at a time, posting them online just for kicks. Much to my surprise, people were reading the chapters and clamoring for more. When the story was finished, and I’d posted it twice in its entirety, I thought maybe it would be interesting to publish the whole thing as a book and see what happened.

Here’s the link for the entire interview.