For this week’s Triple Play Q&A, I have with me the lovely Sahalie Blue! Sahalie is a newcomer to the erotica scene – much like yours truly – and we quickly found that we had more in common than we’d originally thought! Both of us hail from from the Midwest and now live in the Pacific Northwest, we’re both getting ready for the total solar eclipse that’s about to pass through our neck of the woods, and we both married men who make us laugh. All. The. Time. 

But before I ruin all her surprises, I’ll let her introduce herself!

Welcome, Sahalie!


Ruth Storm - 1Thanks, Jaye, for featuring me on your blog! Hi, everyone. I’m newbie author Ruth Storm, and my pen name is Sahalie Blue. I was born and raised in the Midwestern US along the shores of Lake Michigan. I now live in the Pacific Northwest, and treasure the great outdoors of my new home.

I enjoy hiking in the region’s majestic Cascade mountains, dense mossy forests, and sagebrush-filled deserts. My revered, special place is Sahalie Falls, a roaring waterfall that pounds the McKenzie River into a rainbowed mist. The beautiful falls inspired my pen name.

I’ve been married for several years to a computer guy who loves to tell jokes. I appreciate laugh-out-loud moments. I enjoy reading just about anything, but mysteries, romances, and science fiction are my favorites. It is important to me to express my thoughts and feelings in my writing.

I have two books out, both published by Blushing Books this year, and both co-written with Sterling Scott. The first book is a spanking-hot collection of five short stories about sexy, spicy maids called A Sterling Maid for You. The second book is a science-fiction adventure that blends history and Greek mythology into an erotic, spanking romance. It is book two in the Passion Quest series and is called Love Under the Violet Crown. I really enjoyed working on both books as my writing style meshes well with Sterling’s. I am currently working on a western with Sterling along for the ride. Stay tuned!

And away we go with our Triple Play Q&A!

Ruth Storm - 2What are three things you can’t live without and why?

  1. My husband. Might be obvious, but he makes me laugh every day and that’s addictive. I love to LOL.
  2. Stuffed animals. So cuddly, cute, and comforting. I have a large collection.
  3. TV shows on DVD. It’s really fun watching many of the old shows again, or some for the very first time.

What’s the best book you’ve read recently?

Marshal’s Law by Maddie Taylor, book one of the Jackson Brothers trilogy. Like all the books in the trilogy, the characters are vibrant. But this one, with the time travel element, added a touch of mystery to this great spanking western romance.

If you were walking down the street and ran into yourself at thirteen years old, what piece of solid advice would you give yourself?

Treasure the time with your family, learn more about them and their background. Relax, have fun, and don’t take your studies so seriously.


Great advice, Sahalie! Thank you for joining me for the Triple Play Q&A and for sharing a bit about yourself – it’s been a pleasure getting to know you better! If you’d like to find out even more about Sahalie Blue, or would be interested in picking up some of her fantastic books, please click around the links below and go to town!

Triple Play Q&A with Sahalie Blue

For this week’s installment of the Triple Play Q&A, I’ve invited none other than the lovely ray of sunshine that is Meredith O’Reilly! Unbeknownst to her (but knowst to me!), Meredith has single-handedly turned me into a reader of age play romance and erotica. Her sweet, caring take on the genre has never failed to make me swoon and/or think about getting a new stuffy! I’m thankful to her for joining me this week to share a little bit about herself and to answer three random, oddball questions selected by yours truly. Thanks for Triple Playing, Meredith!

So, let’s get things kicked off with a quick bio…


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Meredith O’Reilly is a best selling contemporary and sci-fi erotic romance author. Growing up, Meredith always loved to read and write. Her stories consisted of biographies that she wrote about her family members. It wasn’t until she got a bit older and read Fifty Shades of Grey that she began writing erotic stories.

Her interest turned to age play when she stumbled upon an age play book by accident. After reading several and being upset by the non-consensual and harsh punishments in the stories, she decided that she wanted to write a full length, one hundred percent consensual, sweet loving story about a couple who participated in the age play lifestyle.

Meredith never thought her story would get published. However, Stormy Night Publications did just that, and continues to work with Meredith and publish the stories that she sends to them.

Time for the Triple Play Q&A to begin!

Name an author or two who’ve inspired you and tell us why.

Korey Mae Johnson – Korey’s book was the first consensual age play book I had ever read. After reading so many non-con ones, it was amazing! It’s also the reason why I started writing my age play books.

Maddie Taylor – Maddie is a phenomenal writer, friend, and person. She constantly encourages me and when I get stuck with a story, she’s there to help and inspire me to finish it. I wouldn’t survive as an author without her!

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Of the works you’ve published so far, which is your favorite and why?

Meredith O'Reilly - 2Oh gosh, this is such a hard question! I love all my stories, but I think the one that is my favorite is my first book, Little Samantha’s Choice. That was the book that started it all. The characters are very real and I really love it because the story solely focuses on the relationship between my hero and heroine and how they handle incorporating age play into their lives.

If you were a food item on a buffet, what would you be and why?

Cake! I’m very sweet and warm! Plus, all people seem to like me. 🙂


And who doesn’t LOVE cake?? Thank you once again, Meredith, for joining in on the Triple Play Q&A fun! If you’d like to find out even more about Meredith O’Reilly, or would be interested in picking up some of her fantastic books, please click around the links below and go to town!

Triple Play Q&A with Meredith O’Reilly

LumberjackMy next book, tentatively titled The Cabin, will most likely be released by Stormy Night Publications in September, but I thought it would be fun to share a quick snippet with you to see what you think!

For a bit of context, Kit is a struggling erotica author and Vaughn has taken it upon himself to break through her writer’s block, using every means available to him. And yes, this definitely includes spankings! In this scene, Kit has refused to eat her breakfast and, in his own indelible way, Vaughn is attempting to change her mind.

Enjoy!


Vaughn ripped her panties off, shredding the delicate fabric and biting into her tender pussy. And then the pain really started. Without further preamble, he began to pop his hand off her exposed cheeks, alternating sides before she could absorb the stinging shock of the blows.

Crack. Crack. Crack.

Every instinct in her body screamed at her to cover herself, but restrained as she was and with Vaughn’s implied threats looming largely, she bit down on her lower lip and whimpered through the fiery onslaught. And he showed no signs of stopping, peppering her without mercy. After twenty, she lost count. With her eyes screwed shut, she drew breath after rasping breath, unable to think about anything but the pain searing through her clenched ass. And about how much the spanking was sparking her desire. If the burn of his onslaught ran deep, the razor’s edge of her pleasure was just a hair’s breadth beyond, tantalizingly within reach and palpable in a way she’d never anticipated. Yet the intense ache continued to build and she knew she wouldn’t be able to withstand much more, despite wanting to tap into the itch he’d just begun to scratch.

Crack. Crack. Crack.

“You can stop this, Kit. At any time. The choice is yours. Tell me you’re sorry and that you’ll eat your breakfast like a good girl.” Even as he spoke to her in his measured voice, he didn’t let up on her for a moment. If anything, his spanking had grown more insistent. And Kit knew she was done for. If this was the kind of pain she’d subjected her heroines to throughout the years, she owed each and every one of them a sincere apology and a few bottles of wine as a peace offering.

With a blistering burn scalding her rear end and thighs and with no reprieve in sight, she let out a plaintive wail, finally giving voice to the pain she’d been bottling up since the very first spank. “Please! Please stop!” she cried.

“Tell me what I want to hear and I’ll stop.”

Crack. Crack. Crack.

“I-I’m sorry, okay?” she pleaded. “I’m sorry and I’ll eat my breakfast like a good girl. Please!” A few tears fell from her eyes down to the wooden slats below, a tiny puddle of agony beneath her.

“Good girl, Kit. Very good. Now, I want you to remember this the next time you decide to disobey me.” He caressed her burning ass and, now that the immediate source of her pain had disappeared, she was surprised by how much she was turned on by the exchange between them. While the spanking had been painfully exquisite and unsettling, it was his manner that captivated her. The raw dominance he displayed. The tacit understanding that he was in charge. Evidently, he noticed her arousal as well. “Hmm, it looks like my new little submissive may have enjoyed her first punishment a little, yeah?” He ran the tip of his index finger along her glistening slit, just barely grazing her clit before drawing it all the way to her tight anus. Circling her rim with her essence and causing her to clench, he leaned into her body and whispered into her ear, “Tell me that you liked your spanking and I’ll let you come. C’mon, Kit, you know you want to. Look how turned on you are.” He traced his middle finger along her slit, coating himself in her arousal before holding it before her. “You liked it, didn’t you?”


And I hope you liked it too! Thanks for reading.

Sneak Peek at The Cabin

Hello all and thanks for joining me for the second installment of the Triple Play Q&A! Just as a quick recap of the forum, our featured author will provide us with a quick intro of themselves and their work and then they’ll respond to three random questions – some legit, some silly as sh*t! 

This week’s author is quite the busy bee and is known to many of you in the erotica world. She’s been a source of support, encouragement, and advice for numerous authors, including yours truly, and enjoys a reputation as an all-around superhero in our bright little corner of the fiction universe! In fact, in one of her Triple Play responses, she’s going to tell us which superhero she’d be and why (hint: it involves a Caribbean island and writing lots of smut), so by all means, keep reading! And with that, I’d like to introduce this week’s author, the incomparable Sara Fields!

Welcome, Sara! Please tell us a bit about yourself…

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I’m an author specializing in erotic spanking romance, who spends the day doing science, and writes by night and on weekends. My journey began quite a few years ago when I realized there was this tiny part of me that liked things a bit kinkier, in and out of the bedroom. I put on a brave face and attended a few spanking themed events and expanded my love of both spanking and BDSM over the years. During my time in the scene, I experienced all different sorts of kinks, from spanking to caning to electricity play. I’ve always loved reading and dabbled with writing here and there, so I finally decided to branch out and write some hot kinky fiction, so I could share the sexy fantasies that happen deep in the recesses of my dark and twisted mind.

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And away we go with Sara’s Triple Play Q&A!!

What’s the best part about being an author?

I think the best part of being an author is being able to escape reality for a little while and enter my own little made up world, where kink is accepted and I can be myself (within the context of my characters). I love the freedom that exists within the genre I write it and it allows me to be as creative as possible.

Sara Fields - 3Do you use a pseudonym? If so, are you “out” to anyone? If not, has this caused you any issues?

I do use a pseudonym, mainly because of what I do for my vanilla job. Sara Fields also doubles as my scene name, which is the name I use when I go to kink or spanking themed events. I keep both lives pretty separate, so as of yet, it hasn’t caused me any issues.

And finally, if you were a superhero, who would you be and why?

I would be Mrs. Lucky Pants – that way I could play the lottery, win it all, move to a Caribbean island and live on the beach, and quit my vanilla job. That way – I could write smut all day, every day. And have like… a billion dogs.


Thank you for joining me, Sara, for this week’s Triple Play Q&A! If you’d like to contribute to Mrs. Lucky Pants’ Billion Dog Fund, well, I’ll let you know when we get it sorted out… 😉 And before signing off and sharing some links to showcase Sara Fields’ considerable talent, please allow me to feature a promo card for her upcoming book, Taming Their Pet. Can’t wait to read this one…that collar is stunning!

Sara Fields - 4Would you like to check out some of Sara’s books for yourself? Please click on through the following links and go to town! 

 

Triple Play Q&A with Sara Fields

Hello all, and welcome to the inaugural installment of the Triple Play Q&A! Woohoo! Just as a little FYI, the idea behind the Triple Play Q&A is to feature one or two erotica/romance authors each week to showcase their work, to give them an outlet to share a bit about themselves, and to have them answer three questions – some serious, some seriously silly – in an effort to get to know them better. And for the opening salvo, have I got a treat for you!

Katie Douglas - 1Helping me kick off the series is none other than Katie Douglas, whose works run the gamut from Scottish historical to the farthest reaches of outer space…and they’re all hot as hell! A ménage savant, Katie’s work is nothing if not steamy, humorous, and playful at heart. Plus, from my own study of her novels (purely for research purposes, you understand) her heroes tend to be complete studs!

But perhaps I should let her introduce herself, right? Well, strap in and prepare yourself for wild twists and turns, exciting career changes, karaoke, and – wait for it – footgasms!!! I’ll let her explain that last one…

Welcome, Katie Douglas!!!


Thank-you for having me on your blog, Jaye! Well…I’m Katie Douglas. I’m 30 and a half. I write BDSM-focussed erotic romance with a generous helping of spanking, that usually features ageplay or menage (or both). I’m an orphan. I worked in the entertainment industry for quite a while, so I’ve had far too many jobs, notably being a pro-ice dancer, a pharmacy assistant, and I guess my main career after skating was as a chemistry teacher, but I am currently completing a master’s degree.

It’s weird, because ice skating actually led me to BDSM. I could not believe how much one person’s feet could hurt after skating in narrow, dainty ice skates for 12-16 hours straight, 6 days in a row. The impact from jumping and the centripetal force from spinning really takes its toll. At some point, one particular day, the pain flipped around into what I thought of as a footgasm. I giggled all the way home on the bus, then I hit Google to figure out WTF. I like to work hard and play hard, so writing BDSM erotic romance was the eventual logical progression.

I am now nearly done with my MSc in information science applied to a specific discipline. Highlights so far have been an internship in publishing, a second internship in archiving, and learning how to do 3D modeling.

In the future, I’d love to make adverts. Ever since I saw Darren in the TV show Bewitched, Katie Douglas - 2I’ve always been in love with well-designed print adverts and the copy that gets written for them. I spend quite a lot of pre-release time designing my books’ adverts and coming up with taglines for them, because I love doing it. When I’m done with studying, I’d like to start designing adverts for other people’s books, too. Adverts are the perfect mixture of words and imagery. So far, my favorite one that I’ve come up with was the “Take a break from ironing” ad for His Naughty Little Housewife. You too can take a break from ironing to read about someone else doing it. Lol.

And here we go with Katie’s Triple Play!

What does your writing space look like when you’re in the thick of a project?

Katie Douglas - 4It looks messy, but it’s that sort of organized chaos with everything in easy reach of the chair. I don’t know that the world is ready to know how many snacks I consume when I’m writing. If people weren’t supposed to snack so much, why are desks still so big in this day and age, when CRT monitors are a thing of the past? When I’m into a project, I will work 12-18 hours a day just on that one thing, until it’s done, so that takes a lot of sugar. Depending on the time of day, there would also be coffee.

If you were a character in a book or series of books, who would you be and why?

That’s a tough one, but probably Bertie Wooster out of the Jeeves and Wooster books by P.G. Wodehouse. I think I’m a little bit cognizant of the power dynamic between Jeeves and his “master” and I love the fact that, while theoretically Bertie’s the one in charge, and can dismiss Jeeves whenever he wants (like a sub can safeword), on a day-to-day basis, Jeeves totally runs things. In my version, I’d be doing the cooking and cleaning, though. Jeeves has impeccable judgement, rapier wit, he’s never badly-dressed, he knows everything about everything and he’s got his “master” so well trained. I adore Jeeves.

Bertie reflects a lot of my worst aspects. I’m this well-spoken, bungling, vapid, dilettante of a British person. I often stumble head over heels into social disasters of my own making, and my slightly old-fashioned dress sense often veers toward the interwar years. But, underneath it all, Bertie is a good sort, and will always help out a friend if they’re in the soup. I love the British 20s and 30s, it’s this heart-wrenchingly bygone era and I think it’s one of the reasons everyone outside Europe is so enamored with the UK. I want to go to that version of Britain, too! That’s where the idea for my upcoming series set in the 1920s came from. *cough* shameless plug *cough*

If it has to be a female character, I’m completely stumped. There’s so many great choices. Any Diana Wynne Jones character, for starters. Possibly Maree Mallory or Polly Whittacker. Diana Wynne Jones is so good at writing strong and interesting female characters. Lyra Belacqua from Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series would have been accurate at one point. Or perhaps Arya Stark. I aspire to being Miss Marple when I’m older, so maybe her?

If you were to perform karaoke, which song would you pick and why?

That’s a tricky one! There’s so many good songs to choose from. In the past, I’ve indecisively scrutinized the list for hours. If I had to just pick something, it’d probably be something by Katy Perry or Britney Spears. Maybe California Gurls or 3.

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A crowd-pleaser, with fun, catchy lyrics I can bop along to and not feel especially grownup. I avoid emotional songs because I can’t sing when I get teary, so Everytime by Britney is off the list because it gets me… every time. Oh, that was a bad pun. I love most musical styles (except panpipes. Just get a flute already), and grownup me prefers prog rock or heavy metal, but Iron Maiden or Led Zeppelin are not really the best pick for karaoke. I don’t think being in adult space is the way to volunteer for karaoke, though!


Thank you, Katie, for starting off the Triple Play Q&A series with some serious panache!

Would you like to check out some of Katie’s books for yourself? Please click on through the following links and go to town! 

Triple Play Q&A with Katie Douglas

Big DuckHeads up, everybody! Starting this Saturday, I’m going to be featuring a new segment on this site called Triple Play Q&A. The idea behind the Triple Play is to feature one or two erotica/romance authors each week to showcase their work, to give them an outlet to share a bit about themselves, and to have them answer three questions – some serious, some seriously silly – in an effort to get to know them better. Essentially, it’s like speed dating meets an author spotlight!

As I mentioned above, the first installment will arrive this Saturday and we’ll get the fun kicked off with none other than the incomparably sharp, witty, and talented Katie Douglas!

I’m looking forward to connecting the Triple Play Q&A featured authors with both established and new readers as well as learning more about the dazzling men and women who make the romance and erotica universe hum! I hope you enjoy the segments!

And if you’re an erotica/romance author who’d like to join in on the fun, please fill out the contact form below and I’ll be sure to respond with more information.

Stay Tuned – Something BIG Is Coming!

The Shining

This post is a purely selfish one, and for that, I apologize. I’m taking a brief break from the final edits on my newest manuscript to remind myself to buckle down, leave the social media alone, tighten up my prose, fix my dialogue, spice up my spankings, and…

Crank. It. Out.

Let’s do this!

P.S. Did I mention the part about the spankings? Yeah, they’re coming along nicely…

Cranking It Out

CoverWOOHOOOOOO! After months of hard work and edits (and more edits and more edits and…), I’m incredibly pleased to announce the release of my newest erotica title, Under Daddy’s Roof. As always, I’m thankful to the outstanding team at Stormy Night Publications for helping to make this novel a reality, and to my wonderful husband for his ongoing support. In related news, it’s so much easier to be published when I don’t have to keep it a secret!

Here’s a little blurb to whet your appetite and to introduce you to Cassie and James. I hope you love them as much as I do! And if you’d like to get a copy, you can find it here on Amazon.

Happy reading!

When one late-night party too many finally gets her evicted from her apartment and her wild reputation makes finding another place in her small college town all but impossible, Cassie Brown quickly realizes she is in deep trouble.

James Forsythe is still healing from the tragic loss of the woman he loved, but meeting Cassie awakened a part of him he’d thought was gone forever, and over the months since then his desire to take the beautiful, feisty girl in hand has only grown stronger. Upon hearing about Cassie’s situation, James offers her a room in his home, but he makes it very clear that while she is living under his roof she will follow his rules or face the consequences.

Though the idea of having her pants and panties taken down for a bare-bottom spanking when she has been naughty leaves Cassie blushing, she cannot help wondering what it would be like to have a firm but loving daddy who cares enough to provide the correction she so desperately needs, and she decides to take James up on his offer.

Once she has moved in, Cassie wastes little time in putting her handsome host to the test, and she quickly earns herself a painful, embarrassing spanking. The stern punishment arouses her deeply, and when James takes her in his arms and makes her his own it is better than anything she has ever experienced. But it will take more than just a sore bottom to keep Cassie in line. Can James tame his headstrong little girl before her self-destructive behavior tears their relationship apart?

Publisher’s Note: Under Daddy’s Roof includes sexual scenes, spankings, and age play. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

Book Release Day!

Wonder Woman 1Okay, okay, I admit it – the title is total clickbait. After all, what could be hotter than Wonder Woman…and kink?? But now that you’re here, how about you take a gander and find out some fun (sexy) facts about Wonder Woman’s origins. And when I say “origins,” I’m not referring to Diana, Princess of Themyscira’s origin story, but rather to the man who created this goddess and gave the world one of its most recognizable, strongest feminist superheroes.

In 1941, writer and psychologist William Moulton Marston (pen name: Charles Moulton) created Wonder Woman. Incidentally, Marston was also instrumental in the development of the polygraph machine. But where’s the kink you promised, Jaye? Well, here you go! For starters, Marston and his wife Elizabeth were involved in a polyamorous relationship with Olive Byrne, the woman largely credited with providing the inspiration for Wonder Woman’s appearance, especially her iconic bracelets. All three were fervent feminists and Marston would explain, “Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world.” While his idea that Wonder Woman “would triumph not with fists or firepower, but with love,” may ring as decidedly non-feminist according to our modern sensibilities, his foresight in creating a vehicle for a strong female comic book lead character was unheard of during the 1940s.

Of course, one of the kinkiest elements in the comic books and in the subsequent TV iterations of the iconic goddess is that of bondage. Diana often finds herself tied up and held at the mercy of her foes, invariably escaping through her own cunning and strength. This is largely due to the fact that Marston aimed to subvert the ‘damsel in distress’ trope – Wonder Woman can rescue herself, dammit! But isn’t it hot to see her all tied up in the first place? Why, yes. Yes, it is. And it’s quite likely that Marston agreed with us wholeheartedly, at one point describing bondage and submission as “a respectable and noble practice.” A gorgeous, nearly omnipotent feminist all tied up, who then releases herself from bondage? Hot damn… No wonder she’s been around for nearly 80 years.

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For all of the fascinating details of how Wonder Woman has evolved over the years, how she became a feminist icon, and even how she (briefly) became an Honorary Ambassador to the UN, please refer to her Wikipedia article, the same source for the information I’ve included in this post.

 

 

 

Wonder Woman’s Kinky Backstory?

AnchoredWhile I am anything but a Twitter expert, as I’ve begun my journey as a published author, I’ve learned to embrace and even enjoy the 140-character-based social media platform. It’s fun to see which pics get retweeted most often, which hashtags seem to provoke responses, and which followers pick up on the subtle (and not so subtle!) nuances in my tweets.

However (and yes, I’m decidedly old-school when it comes to communication), it’s somewhat disheartening to see an increasing level of follower auto-response services within Twitter. For example, I’ll follow someone’s feed and immediately receive an automated “thank you” response along with an offer to subscribe to the same service that generated the “thank you”. Now, please don’t misunderstand me, we all like to be acknowledged and thanked, but somehow being thanked and upsold by a bot just isn’t the same, is it? I think I’d just as soon not get the message in the first place.

Now, of course, comes the time to toot my own horn. From the beginning, I’ve made it a point to thank each of my Twitter followers via direct message, when possible – although if I’ve missed you, I apologize! It take a few seconds, but it makes a big difference. I’ve had a number of people respond with their own messages of thanks, follow-up comments and questions, or even a quick emoji. I’ve “met” people from all over the world and have had the opportunity to discuss books with them. I’ve even had some folks ask me which service I use to generate my responses, to which I invariably respond, “I don’t have a program. It’s all about the personal touch!” It makes the experience more rewarding and humanizing for everyone involved, and I’m always astounded at the impact a quick, genuine “thank you” can have on someone’s day.

I’m not saying that Twitter management tools are inherently bad, but I firmly believe that the best results stem from a careful balance between professional platform development and the personal touch. Just a little dose of the latter has the potential to go a long way, and, curmudgeonly though I may sound, I think the twitterati out there would be well served to keep this in mind.

The Personal Touch, or Maintaining Humanity in the Twitterverse