Wisconsin: Cheese. Snow. Football. Beer. Erotica?

Funny Wisconsin MapSince kickstarting my social media efforts earlier this year after the publication of my first novel, I’ve had the honor of engaging with dozens of romance and erotica authors – some newer, some well established, and all fascinating in their own right. I’ve also had the pleasure of hosting a number of authors for my Triple Play Q&A series.

But over the past couple months, a certain factor has jumped out as a common denominator among a solid cross-section of authors whom I follow: Wisconsin. While I don’t live there now, I spent many happy years of my life in the Badger State (a.k.a. America’s Dairyland), and I’ve come to notice that a good number of my authors-in-arms are either from Wisconsin, live there currently, or have spent time there.

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I don’t have any explanation for this phenomenon (if indeed it is one), but I find it delightfully endearing that this stalwart of America’s heartland happens to churn out (did you catch the dairy reference there?? 😉 ) some fantastic writers of erotic fiction! Maybe it’s the beer (see map above for reference). Or perhaps it’s the seemingly interminable winters. Or it might just be the copious number of gorgeous bottoms in need of spanking! Well, whatever it is – and please feel free to leave a comment with any ideas you might have – I’m delighted to be part of it!

On Wisconsin!

Stormy Night Publications Anniversary Book Giveaway!

SNP Giveaway - 1Stormy Night Publications is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the publication of their first book and their authors are joining together to celebrate SNP’s success and to give away their books! All told, there are over 40 free titles for you to get your hot little paws on! You don’t want to miss out on this MASSIVE giveaway from some of your favorite authors!

I’m participating in this fantastic event with my second novel, Under Daddy’s Roof, and I’m honored to be featured side-by-side with so many accomplished and smoking hot authors! You may recognize some of their names from your favorite novels or from the Triple Play Q&A author spotlights, including Katie Douglas, Sara Fields, Meredith O’Reilly, Kelly Dawson, and next week’s featured author, Gracie Malling.

The giveaway will last from now through September 12, so make sure to stock up on all the steamy, free erotic romance you can handle!

Happy anniversary, Stormy Night Publications!

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Triple Play Q&A with Kelly Dawson

With me today for the next installment of the Triple Play Q&A is the sweet and sensational Kelly Dawson! Kelly has officially earned the title of “Triple Play Q&A Participant Living Farthest Away from Jaye Elise.” (That’s got a nice ring to it, huh?) She’s a proud New Zealander who lets us peek into her beautiful world through her books, and has a nice way of making us blush in the process!

It is my most sincere pleasure to introduce Kelly Dawson!

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Hi! I’m thrilled to be here with you on your blog today, Jaye!

I’m a 30-something mum of 4, living in an awesome little town right at the bottom of the world – the very South of the South Island of New Zealand! 🙂

I love horses, cowboys, rodeos and spanking, although not necessarily in that order, and I’ve been writing forever. Spanking stories, mostly, which I wrote on whatever scraps of paper I could find in the house. My poor mother is still mortified, but she’s happy that my early-discovered talents have been put to good use. 🙂 And yes, she knows my pen name! She even has paperback copies of my books, but I think she’s too scared to read them.

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I have Tourette’s Syndrome, which I’ve included in two of my books, and which has, to a large extent, shaped my life. I’m also a klutz. And right now, I’m trying to get used to brand new glasses, which has turned me into even more of a klutz. I used to trip over cracks in the concrete. Now I trip over absolutely nothing! I’ve turned tripping into an art form and have probably broken a world record while doing it. Hopefully, my eyes adjust soon, before I break anything! I’m also learning how to strain the veggies for dinner when the steam fogs up my glasses, and am debating whether or not being able to see properly is worth all the minor injuries I’m doing to myself. Right now, as I nurse a burned finger and bruised ankle, and can see all my grey hair and wrinkles with perfect clarity in the mirror, I’m going with “no”. Being half-blind definitely has its advantages! Although, as my kids tell me, “you look like a real author now, Mum!” So maybe I’ll keep the glasses. 🙂

If you haven’t read my books yet, please check me out! I’ve got 8 books out now – everything from Kiwi rural contemporary romance and age play to sci-fi and westerns!

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Time to get our Triple Play Q&A kicked off!

Name a couple of your “desert island” books and why you’d choose them?

Oooh, that’s hard! Do you know how many books I’ve read repeatedly, and how many favourite authors I have? I don’t have enough fingers to name them all!

But I think it would have to be Loki Renard’s Military Discipline series with Captain Savage and Zora Matthews. I’ve read these 3 books over and over again and I’m still not sick of them. I fell in love with Captain Savage the first time I ‘met’ him on “Bethany’s Woodshed” many years ago. He’s huge, sexy, totally alpha male. He wears a military uniform, he’s strict but compassionate underneath it all, and he spanks! What’s not to like? Then throw in Zora – an incorrigible alcoholic accountant genius who seems completely and utterly unable to obey orders – and sparks fly! It’s a great, entertaining read, and Loki’s wit comes through in her writing. I’m a big fan!

And mainstream…it would have to be anything by Australian rural romance writer Therese Creed. She wrangles farming, writing, and raising 5 kids! What an inspirational woman! And she writes the most amazing heroes and strong, capable heroines. I can read her work over and over.

What are you currently working on?

Kelly Dawson - 5Yay, an easy question! My WIP is a follow-on from Daddies Take Control, which was the stand-alone sequel to Daddy Takes the Reins. So you could say it’s the 3rd book in the series. Except that when I first wrote Daddy Takes the Reins, I didn’t have a series in mind and I still don’t, really, but the characters just won’t leave me alone. I put so much of me into Bianca – one of my two heroines who have Tourette’s Syndrome – and fell so much in love with both the characters and the story, that I can’t say goodbye to them.

This new WIP doesn’t have a title yet, not even a tentative one, but it’s set in rural New Zealand, on a farm this time instead of a racing stable, very close to where I live. The sexy cowboy Daddy Dom in this book is a bull rider. He’s strong, tough, ruggedly handsome, totally dominant, but oh-so-sweet and gentle at the same time. If you loved the first two books, you’re going to love this one! I even dream about this guy, he’s THAT HOT!!

What’s your adult beverage of choice?

Coffee! That, and L&P*.

I very rarely drink, but when I do, I enjoy a chilled glass of sparkling feijoa wine, or Midori and lemonade. Just one glass, though. Because I hardly ever drink, me and alcohol are not good friends. On one of our early dates, my man took me to this nice restaurant and I had two Midoris. Double shots, mind you, but still… Anyway, after the meal we went outside and I promptly fell over in the garden. But he still married me! We’ve been married 15 years now and he still occasionally laughs at me for not being able to drink.

I’ve never been drunk. Ever. In my WIP there’s a drinking scene, and I’m having to “research” – a.k.a. annoying all my friends with inane questions about how it feels to be drunk. I think they’re going to disown me.

*Jaye’s Notes: I’d never heard of L&P before, so for those of you who were wondering what it was, I just looked it up and it sounds delicious! It’s a lemon flavored soft drink whose tagline is “World Famous in New Zealand” – gotta love the tongue-in-cheekiness of it! 🙂

Kelly Dawson - 6Thanks, Kelly, for taking a moment out of your busy day to share a little more about yourself! It’s been a pleasure having you here…and can’t wait to meet your new hunky Daddy Dom! If you’d like to find out even more about Kelly Dawson, or would be interested in picking up some of her fantastic books, please click around the links below and go to town!

My Author Spotlight on Eliza David’s Blog

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Hello all!

For those of you who follow this blog – and thank you for your ongoing support – you know that most of my posts are dedicated to the Triple Play Q&A author spotlights. Although I reserve the right to shamelessly promote myself (and to split an infinitive!) whenever I’d like, as a standard I prefer to focus on the camaraderie amongst authors and to share their stories, secrets, and ideas.

But today, I’ve been asked to share a bit about myself over on Eliza David’s site – elizadavidwrites.com – and it’s an honor and a pleasure to join her! Please take a moment to click here and learn a little more about yours truly.

Thank you to Eliza for featuring me alongside so many fantastic, strong, inspirational romance and erotica authors!

Triple Play Q&A with Sahalie Blue

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 Meredith O’Reilly

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!

Sneak Peek at The Cabin

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.


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.

Triple Play Q&A with Sara Fields

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!