Triple Play Q&A with Piper Stone

Animal lover. Baker. Prolific author of erotica, romance, DD, and D/s fiction. Today’s Triple Play Q&A guest—Piper Stone—is all of these and more! I’m doubly excited to feature Piper this week since she has a new novel coming out on November 3rd, Three Rivers Run Deep, the first in her new Fire Devil series with Blushing Books!

Welcome to my blog, Piper! Please introduce yourself, if you’d be so kind. 😉


Piper Stone - 3Hi, I’m Piper Stone. I write exclusively for Blushing Books in various genres including romantic suspense, thriller, domestic discipline and of course – spanking! I love strong male characters who are not your typical leads. I’ve been writing since I was the ripe old age of 4, having completed 16 novels by the time I was 16. I write very quickly and also am fortunate enough to write stories for Bethany’s Woodshed, a serial style website for books that is a part of Blushing. I also tend to highlight animals in my books, especially dogs, since I’m the proud owner of two Golden Retrievers, Indiana Jones and MacGyver, who rock my world and rule the roost.

When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time with an over achieving husband and searching for the perfect bottle of red wine to go with a grilled or sous vide dinner. I’m allergic to chocolate, but I absolutely adore baking, especially truffles of all kinds.

A little known fact, I once attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, studying Avionics. I know, go figure, right?

Piper Stone - 2Thanks for the great intro, Piper! And, just for the record, your pooches are too cute for words! But I digress… It’s time for your Triple Play Q&A!

Could you name an author or two who’ve inspired you? What speaks to you about their work?

I’ve always read thrillers or horror books so I adore Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Getting into the mind of a serial killer is so darn juicy. Don’t you think?

What do you listen to/have on in the background when you’re writing?

I absolutely love metal music, especially Disturbed, Halestorm and Avenged Sevenfold. They inspire my writing every day.

It’s 7:35am. Work starts at 8am. You need a shower and coffee…but only have time for one or the other. Panic sets in. Which do you choose??? (And why?)

Oh, a shower hands down – along with the perfect dress, make up and hair done. Yep, I’m a girl. I don’t feel like I’m ready for the work until I shower and dress.


Piper Stone - 1Well, there you have it, folks! Ms. Stone managed to cover heavy metal, serial killers, and her morning routine all within the confines of a few sentences! Impressive, huh? 😉 Thanks again for joining me for the Triple Play feature, Piper! If you’d like to find out even more about Piper, or would be interested in picking up some of her fantastic books, please click around the links below and go to town!

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Sometimes It’s Nice…

Sensual Embrace

Sometimes it’s nice not to write anything.

To focus on a meaningful moment, let it happen, and savor it for what it is.

Sometimes it’s nice not to write anything.

To enjoy the stillness in your mind, appreciate what you have and all you’ve accomplished, and celebrate your successes.

Sometimes it’s nice not to write anything.

To channel your energy inward, calm the instinct to transcribe the moment, and let things be as they were meant to be.

Sometimes it’s nice…

Triple Play Q&A with Mark S. R. Sterling

Mark S.R. Sterling - 2Hello all! Welcome back for this week’s installment of the Triple Play Q&A! You know, I think I very well may be spoiling you all because, yet again, I’ve got another first for you with this week’s featured author. Wait for it…wait for it… We’ve got our very first stock market day trader!!! Woohoo!

Also, he’s a guy. 😉

You may remember some mentions of this particular author from my Triple Play feature with Sahalie Blue, so it’s a true pleasure to have him join me today! Please allow me to introduce the witty, multi-faceted Mark Sterling!


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Hi, I am Mark Sterling. Thank you, Jaye, for inviting me into your cyber-home.

I originated in the Rocky Mountain West, but moved to Texas half way through high school. I was a nerd in high school and college, studying science and engineering, and I spent a few decades working for the government on secret stuff. One day, I got mad and quit. In the years betwixt, I had two daughters. We’ll not discuss exactly how that happened.

I began a second career as a recluse stock market day trader. This wasn’t much fun, so I added erotic writer to my resume.

When I began writing erotica, I wanted a pen name that didn’t reflect any real person {there are several Mark Sterlings around}, so I inserted an extra middle name initial and became Mark S. R. Sterling. Later, I created Sterling Scott as a pen name exclusive to Blushing Books Publications.

The most common theme of my writings is romantic spanking. However, I have a love for history, mystery, and science fiction. Thus, I create combinations of these themes in my books.

I became interested in spanking when my mother sent me to Catholic School. It has been on my mind, so to speak, ever since I encountered the strict nuns. I wrote my first book before I learned to write cursive, certainly before I learned to spell. When my grandfather died, I inherited his old Underwood and began typing my manuscripts. All my early works were science fiction. It wasn’t until I switched to erotica that I got published.

Mark S.R. Sterling - 3Thanks for the glimpse into your background and inspirations, Mark! And away we go with your Triple Play Q&A!

What are you currently working on?

I’m addicted to writing, so I attempt to do it all the time. However, life intercedes. Most of my effort, these days, is with family. I have a one-year-old granddaughter that I babysit one or two days a week, and my youngest daughter has just graduated from law school. I’ve been helping her relocate to Washington DC. These two daughters live 850 miles apart, thus I am burning rubber on I-95.

However, I still find time to write. I always have several projects in the mill. Mostly, I am co-authoring a Western with Sahalie Blue (I believe you know her). Our story is about a humble Nebraska cowgirl who, with the help of her Dom cowboy-lover, overcomes the odds to become a Wild West show trick rider and champion rodeo star. Sahalie and I live on opposite sides of the country, and our general routine is to email chapters back and forth. To keep things moving, we each take one pass at a chapter, and then she adds it to the collated work. Once the entire book is finished, we will take turns editing it.

Additionally, I am also two-thirds of the way through the fifth book in my Lady Detective series — tentatively titled: “Arsenic and the Socialite”. This is a Victorian murder mystery. As with the other books in the series, I’ve taken a real life case and spiced it up with erotic spanking and such.

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Do you follow a specific routine when it comes to your writing, or would you consider yourself more haphazard in your approach?

I wish I was more structured. Basically, I’m a morning man. I’m usually up at 5 a.m. and I do my best work between the first cup of coffee and lunch. If my muse is really cooking, then I can work into the afternoon.

I recently purchased a treadmill and it is situated adjacent to my writing station. Thus, I can take 20 minute breaks for some exercise while my muse works out some plot detail.

After lunch, I usually get distracted by Turner Classic Movies, or Netflix, or the barmaid in the tavern down the street…

If you were a superhero, which superhero would you be and why?

Well, I most certainly would not be The Flash. I mean, what erotic writer wants to be known as the “fastest man to the finish”? {{wink}}

I want to be Mr. Fantastic. Most of my career has been with science and engineering, and Mr. Fantastic is the master of these talents. Additionally, having the ability to stretch and mold my body into any shape I desire would come in hand with those rarely attempted Kama Sutra positions. I could flatten my hand out into a paddle and give a combo hand-paddle spanking. Or, maybe a long thin cane or whip… Ropes, I could stretch my fingers into ropes whenever such restraints were needed. Yeah, I am the new Mr. Fantastic!


Well, well, well…it seems that a new Mr. Fantastic is born! 😉 Thank you so much for joining me on the Triple Play today, Mark! And I’m sure I’m not the only one looking forward to reading more about those spankings you mentioned… If you’d like to find out even more about Mark, or would be interested in picking up some of his fantastic books, please click around the links below and go to town!

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A Twist and a Tease…

Promo Card - 13Please allow me to offer you a preemptive apology for one of the biggest jerk moments of my blogging career.

Sorry. (There. I’ve said it.)

Why the apology? Because, in the interest of sharing a bit more about my writing process, I’m about to tease you. And I mean unabashedly, unreservedly tease you without giving you the satisfaction of a juicy payoff. No worries—there are no spoilers or reveals in this post. But if this premise seems unpalatable, best head for the hills right now. No hard feelings. 😉

The tease revolves around my most recent novel, Mastering His Captive, and the twist I included toward the end. (Hence the title of this post. Clever, huh?) When I sat down to write this one, the story unfolded before me in fits and starts. I’d spend entire weekends—my prime writing time—raking individual scenes over the coals only to spend my scant weeknight hours fleshing out entire chapters. The process was a bit off-kilter but it still felt right, so I went with it.

It was during one of these offbeat sessions that my hero, Vaughn, decided to surprise me with some unorthodox actions of his own, twisting the novel in a slightly different and deliciously deviant direction. And yet again, I went with it.

When I submitted my manuscript to my wonderful, supportive publishers and incredible editor, we went back and forth about the twist, wondering how it would be received. It wasn’t too dark…just different. As per usual—didn’t I tell you how awesome they are?—the team ultimately gave me the power to choose how to proceed. Take it out or leave it in? I’d never written or read anything like it before, and I found I had a borderline perverse need to put it out there and share it with others to see if they enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. So I went with it.

Now, a few weeks later, I’ve gotten feedback from readers and other authors, stating how much they enjoyed the twist. It warms my writer’s heart to know that people have connected with my characters and their interactions, unorthodox though they may be. Even the reader who said the twist “wasn’t their cup of tea” applauded the bravery of my choice to include it. Regardless of the outcome, though, I’m proud that I went with it.

So, for those of you who didn’t abandon ship after my apology, I guess what I’m trying to say is thank you. To all of you who plunked down your hard-earned cash to read my book, thank you. And as for that twist?

I’m so happy you went with it.

Fall Over Freebies Giveaway!

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The Fall Over Freebies Giveaway has arrived! Take your pick from more than twenty hot reads written by some of your favorite authors. Although, on second thought, why choose? Download them all!

On a related note, a few of the featured authors on the Triple Play Q&A are sharing their work, so if you were looking to check out a nice n’ naughty read by Katie Douglas, Sara Fields, Felicity Brandon, Allysa Hart, and/or Meredith O’Reilly, here’s your chance!

As part of the offer, I’m giving away Doctor’s Orders, my first novel. If you haven’t had a chance to read it—and if you enjoy hot, romantic medplay—why not give it a whirl? After all, it’s free!! 🙂

Enjoy!


Cover***A quick blurb for Doctor’s Orders***

Despite a recent breakup which left her feeling more insecure about herself than ever, Janie Michaels decides to throw caution to the winds after meeting Rafe Elliott. The tall, handsome millionaire’s warmth and kindness help her open up to him, but it is his readiness to take charge in the bedroom in a very specific, very embarrassing way that really sets her heart racing.

Rafe’s sprawling estate provides the perfect setting for all of Janie’s naughtiest fantasies, and soon enough she is experiencing the kind of deeply humiliating medical play she has dreamed about for many years. Naked, bound, and on display, she is intimately examined, thoroughly cleansed, and subjected to one treatment after another, each more shameful than the last.

Blushing crimson yet quivering with desire, Janie is brought to one shattering climax after another, and Rafe’s dominant lovemaking leaves her utterly satisfied. Their passion for one another grows more intense by the day, but Rafe has a secret that he cannot keep from her forever. When Janie learns the truth at last, will it tear their newfound romance apart?

Publisher’s Note: Doctor’s Orders includes sexual scenes, spankings, and extensive medical play. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

Triple Play Q&A with Isabella Laase

Hello all!

This week’s Triple Play Q&A featured author is a multi-faceted force of nature! Teacher, stalker, philosopher, and of course, über talented writer! (By the way, I should totally get some extra credit for nailing that umlaut on “über”!) But I digress… Please allow me to introduce Isabella Laase! 

Welcome, Isabella!

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Introducing myself is a tough thing. I’ve been an erotica reader for years but in the summer of 2015, I decided to make the plunge and become a writer and on that day, Isabella Laase was born.

A lot of people have debated pen names in this genre, but for me, my public sector job, my large my conservative family, and even my age has kept my two worlds separate.

I love being Isabella. Having the freedom to discuss socially forbidden topics with like-minded people has been amazing. My first novel was Training Tia but it took two years to publish it. I was lost for weeks in a fantasy world of sex and submission.

Creating Tamed by the Virginian moved much faster and it combined my history loving side with dominant males and sassy females just trying to survive. By this point, I was hooked.

I moved onto the Cloudcroft series with the idea of introducing the world of kinky sex to mainstream America and it has been a mind opening, research based joy along with some of my favorite characters to date.

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Introducing yourself may be tough, but you did an outstanding job, Isabella! And now it’s time for your Triple Play Q&A!

What do you do when you’re not writing?

Social justice advocate…educating America’s future…reading smutty novels….and not necessarily in that order. I have a wonderful family and my hubby is my best friend of over thirty years. We travel a great deal and I’ve been very, very lucky in this life.

Do you have any hidden talents? If so, what are they? If not, is there something you wish you could do?

I am a hell of a stalker. After years of doing historical and genealogical research, I could probably track down just about anybody on the Internet. I’ve used this … uh…perfectly legal talent to find distant cousins who have shared new and exciting history with me. I also love to write non-fiction articles on real people and have a little notoriety under a different name.

I wish…though that I could write a professional webpage on my own. I also wish I did better with Twitter.

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What are a few simple things that give you the most pleasure in life?

I love being alone. I know it doesn’t fit with what I’ve said above about the family and all, but I really…really like to sit in an empty house and just listen to the nothing. I love to think, and dream and get lost in my imagination. I love to go the grocery store or the mall and wander around without looking to buy anything in particular. I love to pick junk food places to eat my lunch while playing canasta on my cell phone. I love to watch television without having to justify my choices…of Disney cartoons or vampire movies or comic book heroes. I totally could be a hermit in my next life….but I still get a little shudder of excitement when hubby comes home at the end of the day.


Thank you, Isabella, for joining me on today’s Triple Play Q&A! It’s been a pleasure learning more about you and your approach to writing. And, if any of you need some stalking done, it sounds like Ms. Laase may be willing exchange some of her know-how for some Twitter tips! 😉 

If you’d like to find out even more about Isabella, or would be interested in picking up some of her fantastic books, please click around the links below and go to town!

New Newsletter!

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Finally, after months of postponing the inevitable, my newsletter is alive and well! If you’d like to get the inside scoop on my new releases, including access to exclusive content and special offers, please sign up here!

Thanks for your support and happy reading!

Triple Play Q&A with Eliza David

Eliza David - 1Hello all!

For today’s Triple Play Q&A, I’ve got with me the witty, sassy, sharp, and sexy Eliza David! Ms. David writes pure, smart hotness and her tagline—Naughty Mind. Big Mouth. Strong Liver.—tells you everything you need to know about this dynamo! She also happens to be the first (and only, to date) Triple Play guest to provide a head shot—even though I didn’t have the cojones to include mine when she featured me on her blog! *grins sheepishly*

Although she may not realize it, Eliza was one of the reasons I decided to create the Triple Play Q&A in the first place. When I saw how she utilized her platform to support and feature other romance and erotica authors, I felt inspired to do the same. Thanks for always paying it forward!

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Hi all! I’m Eliza David. I write hot fiction for cool women. My type of reader typically has dry wit, thick thighs, and thin patience. They like their reads hot, full of passion, and rife with drama. When I’m not writing the naughty words, I’m working full time, raising two of the loudest children in the world with my husband, and bingeing on Will and Grace reruns. I’ve penned nine books (first one’s FREE on Amazon!) and my latest was dropped in July 2017. It’s called The Follow – a tale of a famous R&B star struggling with a sex addiction while falling in love.

Great intro – thanks! And away we go with your Triple Play Q&A!

Of all the works/series that you’ve published so far, which has been the most rewarding and why?

I’d have to say the Cougarette Series. CeeCee Banks was my first character and owns a considerable part of my soul. I feel like every woman I’ve crafted has a piece of CeeCee inside of them. I love her and I thank her for unlocking my creativity.

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What motivates you to write?

There’s a drive for diversity in romance/erotica writer circles – and for good reason. My urge to tell the stories of black women in love motivates me to move the pen. The day I see one of my tales onscreen (and I will!) is the dangling carrot for me. Diverse voices in love stories are needed and I’m just blessed to be one of them!

List three of your guilty pleasures and tell us a little bit about why they appeal to you.

  • Jackie Collins’ novels. The late author is one of my literary inspirations. Her Santangelo Series is one of my faves – I own every one of the novels in hardcover!
  • Sex and the City. The show, the movies (well…the second movie, not so much 🙂 ), the clothes, the fashion, and – of course – the Blueprint: Samantha Jones.
  • Cheese Fries. The cheesier, the better!

Eliza David - 4Thank you so much for joining me, Eliza! Sweet mercy, woman…you had me a cheese fries. 😉 I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about this wonderful, prolific, BUSY author! If you’d like to find out even more about Eliza, or would be interested in picking up some of her fantastic books, please click around the links below and go to town!

 

 

An Excerpt from Mastering His Captive

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My newest release, Mastering His Captive, is available on Amazon, and I’m thrilled to be able to share Vaughn and Kit with you! I thought you might enjoy an extended excerpt to pique your interest. Hopefully, this one will do! 😉 

For a little background, Vaughn has kidnapped Kit, a struggling BDSM erotic romance author, and has taken it upon himself to provide her with his own special form of inspiration. In this scene, Vaughn is introducing Kit to her new writing space in his secluded cabin. 

Enjoy!


“Take a seat,” he commanded and she obeyed immediately although he saw her nostrils flare nervously. He gave her shoulders a reassuring massage as a small reward for her ready compliance, but he knew her comfort would be short-lived. Grabbing a length of chain he’d left in one of the desk drawers, he threaded it through a couple of steel rings embedded into the back of the chair before looping it through the D-ring on the back of her collar. “Just relax, Kit,” he tried to soothe her as he held her in place and locked the ends of the chain together with a large padlock.

“What the fuck is going on here, Vaughn?” she yelled while trying—unsuccessfully—to stand up. The chain gave her enough play to move around on the chair and to reach across the desk, but she wouldn’t be able to get up from her seat or even rest her head on the desk without his permission.

“Last time, Kit. Watch. Your. Language,” he growled at her, staring her back down into her seat. “Whenever you need a break, whenever you need the bathroom, whenever it’s time for your training, I’ll release you from the chair. But you need to be held accountable, Kit. You need to have your feet held to the fire. You need to be forced out of your comfort zone. And that collar and chain around your neck will accomplish all of those things quite nicely.”

He watched as her eyes filled with angry tears and her hands tightened up into fists. “This isn’t how I write. Not even close. You can’t keep me chained up like this,” she protested.

“Oh, but I think I can. And I will. You’re mine now, Kit. I’m here to take care of you, to guide you, and to give you my dominance. That chain binding you to the chair is an outward symbol of your submission, just like each and every one of those cuffs you’re wearing. You’re being kept in this spot because this’s exactly where I want you to be. Instead of fighting it—like you’ve been fighting your whole life—why not try embracing it, hm?” He cupped her face in his hands and planted a small kiss on her lips, just a light brush to unsettle her.

She jerked away from him, noisily jostling the chain, and pulled her seat up to the desk in an attempt to avoid his penetrating stare. He smiled from behind her, understanding that the only person she was really trying to hide from was herself.


If you’d like to find out more about Vaughn’s, um, unique techniques for fueling Kit’s creativity, please pick up your copy of my book here. Thanks for reading and all my best!

Jaye 🙂

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Book Release Day!

Cover - SmallWell, for the third time this year, I’ve been published! My newest title is Mastering His Captive, and I’m thankful, as always, to Stormy Night Publications for helping to make it a reality. My first book, Doctor’s Orders, explores medical fetish within the D/s spectrum, and my second, Under Daddy’s Roof, is a tale of domestic discipline. But Mastering His Captive is a slightly darker story with heavy D/s themes, some devious punishments and twists, and a reminder that the happiest of endings can bloom from the least conventional beginnings.

In other words, I think you’re gonna like it. 😉

Here’s a quick blurb to introduce you to Kit and Vaughn, a couple of the sexiest protagonists I’ve ever penned! And, of course, if you’d like to pick up a copy of Mastering His Captive, just click here!


Erotic romance novelist Kit Alexander is in a slump. Each new book seems more difficult to complete than the last, and the spark in her writing seems to be gone. But her life is changed forever when she goes on a camping trip to reconnect with her muse and ends up being kidnapped and brought to an isolated cabin by a dedicated fan set on helping her in his own way.

Vaughn is a former Green Beret used to taking charge, and when his favorite author needs to rekindle her passion he makes it his business to teach her what it means to be thoroughly mastered. Kit quickly discovers that being stripped bare and spanked soundly is very different in real life than in her stories, but in spite of everything Vaughn’s stern correction leaves her deeply aroused. When she defies her captor, however, Kit learns the hard way that there are punishments far more humiliating than a mere bare-bottom spanking.

With each passing day Kit finds herself surrendering ever more completely to Vaughn’s bold, practiced dominance, and when he claims her it is more pleasurable than she would have ever imagined. As her next book begins to take shape under his strict guidance, she knows it is the best she’s ever written. But when it is finished at last, will it mean the end of her relationship with the man who inspired it?

Publisher’s Note: Mastering His Captive includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

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