If you’re into novels with naughty girls, plenty of spankings, and daddies who’ll make everything all better (after dishing out the aforementioned spankings!), then you’ve probably heard of this week’s Triple Play Q&A guest, Allysa Hart! Allysa’s books are full of plenty of sexy scenes and ouchy bottoms, so her readers know exactly what they’re getting when they dive into one of her wonderful novels. But what you may not realize is that Ms. Hart is also a graphic artist and an invaluable resource to other authors, creating e-covers, teasers, book wraps, and more!

Welcome to the Triple Play, Allysa! Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself?


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I am a full-time mom to a sassy, strong-willed, loveable little girl. Okay, so she is all me. I am on the wrong side of 30, and I have been married to my best friend for over eight years. Like most couples, we have our ups and downs, but I could not imagine doing life with anyone else by my side. We are Southern California transplants, currently residing in a very rural part of the east coast. I have two crazy dogs that I adore, even though they drive me out of my ever-loving mind, most days.

Allysa Hart - 2I have recently rediscovered my love of words and decided to become a writer. My first story is my heart and soul, and it reaches into the depths of all that is me. I also create covers, promos, and logos for authors. I have met some amazing friends on this journey that I now happily call family. Without my family members, whether biological or chosen, I would not be half the person I am today. Their constant love and support keep me afloat.

 

Thanks for sharing, Allysa! And away we go with your Triple Play Q&A!

What drove you to become an author?

I have always loved writing. I used to pen stories in elementary school, but I was hopeless at illustrations so I stopped. After college I rediscovered my love for reading and started devouring romance books like crazy. The stories started coming to me and I just followed suit and began writing. Best decision I have ever made.

Which cartoon character do you most identify with and why?

I would have to say I am most like Princess Poppy from Trolls. She has a very positive view of the world even though she knows there is bad. She focuses on the good in people no matter how many times she gets burned. Poppy is brave. She faces obstacles head on even though she is obviously scared to death. She also puts her relationships with her friends and family in the forefront. She will do anything for those she loves, even risk her own life. She can also be a stubborn, sassy brat. *grin*

Allysa Hart - 3If you could only choose one food to eat for the rest of your life, which would you pick and why?

That’s a really hard one. I like food! Lotsa food! *sigh* If you mean like any dish, it would have to be my family’s home made spaghetti and meat sauce. The recipe has been in my family for generations and I have never tasted a sauce that even comes close to it.

 


Allysa Hart - 1Well, you heard it here first, folks! Whenever we kick off our Annual Authors of Erotica Potluck Dinner, Allysa’s bringing the spaghetti and meat sauce! 🙂 I hope you enjoyed spending some time with this week’s featured author, Allysa Hart. If you’d like to find out even more about Allysa, or would be interested in picking up some of her fantastic books or graphic designs, please click around the links below and go to town!

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Triple Play Q&A with Allysa Hart

This week’s Triple Play Q&A author is a household name…that is, in households that pride themselves on leaning toward the naughtier side of the spectrum! The fantabulous Felicity Brandon is joining us this week, folks! And not only does she have some fun responses to her Triple Play questions, but she’s also got a brand (spanking!) new book out! Keep an eye out for some hot links to Felicity’s books, both old and new, and hold on for a bumpy, sassy ride!

Welcome, Felicity!

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Felicity Brandon - 2Thank you so much for having me here. I am Felicity Brandon, award winning, Amazon international bestselling writer of sizzling alpha males, BDSM, and spanking romance. I like my fictional males to be dominant and powerful, and my female characters to be wanton, and wilful!

My last release, The Viking’s Conquest, was voted Favourite Historical Fiction, 2016, and was also named runner-up at the 2017 Spanking Romance Reviews awards.

My new release, Taming Lady Lydia, is a hot spanking Regency romance, and is the most sensual and potent tale I have ever penned. It just hit e-readers on 8th September, 2017.

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And now it’s time for Felicity’s Triple Play Q&A! Here we go!

Do you have any rituals or traditions reserved for when you finish writing one of your novels? (i.e. smoke a cigarette, go out for a night on the town, go streaking, etc.)

Great question! Sadly, I do not have any interesting traditions, although now that you mention it, maybe I should devise a few! I have so many works in progress, that I tend to just carry straight on with my next book, but I do love the satisfaction of completing a novel.

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What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone in the process of writing their first erotica novel?

Keep on writing! No, seriously – that is the best advice! There are plenty of times when you may want to give up, but don’t. Persevere, and get the story finished. Once you have the first draft, you have something you can craft.

What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? 🙂

Ooh, mint choc chip for me please! Although I do also love rum and raisin…


Felicity Brandon - 4Thank you, Felicity, for taking the time to share your tips, secrets, and successes! And congratulations on your newest release! If you’d like to find out even more about Felicity Brandon, or would be interested in picking up some of her fantastic books – including Taming Lady Lydia – please click around the links below and go to town!

 

Triple Play Q&A with Felicity Brandon

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Hello all!

It’s Stormy Night Publications’ fifth anniversary and they’re featuring an incredible lineup of freebies! 🙂 If you haven’t had a chance to claim your DOZENS of FREE novels from your favorite SNP authors, you’ve got one week left to take advantage of this wonderful giveaway! Click here to see the dozens of titles available to you.

My second novel, Under Daddy’s Roof, is part of this offer, so if you were curious about my work and would like to take a peek under the covers, so to speak, click the link and claim your free download!

Happy page-turning!

One Week Left on Stormy Night Publications’ Anniversary Giveaway!

You know, I’ve lost count of the times I’ve found myself wide awake in the middle of the night, conducting an internal debate about the greatest and most celebrated Welsh stars of all time. Is it Catherine Zeta-Jones? Anthony Hopkins? Roald Dahl? Tom Jones? Shirley Bassey? Richard Burton? Corgis?? The list is interminable and, as I’m sure you now realize, the task is daunting!

But inevitably, like a stiff breeze off the Bristol Channel, her name comes to mind, the brightest star of them all…and this week’s Triple Play Q&A guest, Gracie Malling!!! So, let’s have a nice sit and find out all about this Welsh Tigress!

Welcome, Gracie!


Gracie Malling - 1Thanks for inviting me onto your blog, Jaye! Hi, Everyone. 🙂 My name’s Gracie Malling, I’ve just turned 32 and I’m a Welsh girl living in England. I’ve been writing BDSM erotica on-and-off since I was 21 (which was when I met my first ever Dom… who is now my husband… yeah, he’s awesome!) but I only got into writing spanking romances in my late twenties. You see, I didn’t even know ‘proper’ spanking novels existed until I was given a Kindle for my 28th birthday (Best. Present. Ever).

Work commitments, forays into vanilla writing and my own professional-level procrastination skills have meant that I have only written three spanking novels so far. However, I am so close to finishing a fourth (I can almost taste the finish line) and I’ve made a promise to myself to give writing more of my time and focus from now on. So fingers crossed there are loads more books on the horizon!

When I’m not writing or working at my day job, I enjoy spending time with the people I love most (including my husband and our girlfriend, who, if you follow me on any of my social media accounts, you will know as Mr M and Darling Girl), reading anything that will stay still for long enough, being a mediocre Dog Mommy to our magnificent Pointer / Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross, pursuing increasingly ridiculous hobbies (including Scottish Country Dancing and pirate re-enactment), going to stand-up comedy shows, and obsessing over Game of Thrones theories (like, seriously, don’t even get me started).

Aaaaand…it’s time for the Triple Play Q&A!!!

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If you could sit down and have a drink and a chat with any author, living or dead, who would it be and why?

Definitely Jane Austen. I am such a fan girl, and she is so fantastically (but subtly) sarcastic in her writing style that I bet she would be a total blast to chat to. I mean, I could totally pretend to be from that era (‘Upon my word! I can’t tell you how delighted I am to make your acquaintance, Miss Austen!”), I brew a mighty fine cup of tea (even if I do say so myself) and I even have a Regency dress that I could wear for the occasion (*ahem*… from my spanking roleplay days…). Most of all though, it would just be so awesome to talk to the person who created my favourite ever fictional character: Elizabeth Bennet.

If you could escape to any place and period in time, which would you escape to and why?

Ooh, interesting question… At the risk of sounding really shallow, I’d possibly go with the late 1940s / early 1950s as my time period, as I love the clothes people wore then and I’d want to still be in a time when things like antibiotics existed (sorry – I’m really not entering into the spirit of this question, am I?!). The place I’d escape to would definitely be the Highlands of Scotland, preferably a remote area of the West coast within sight of the beautiful Western Isles. I love love love the brutal beauty of the landscape there, the sheer scale of the lochs and mountains, and that dizzying sense of being almost completely cut off from the rest of civilization. Oh, I’ve just realized that this means I basically want to be Claire at the beginning of Outlander. Oops…!

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What was the first concert you ever attended?

Destiny’s Child! I was 15 and they were playing at a stadium in the Midlands. This was at the time when their song ‘Independent Women’ had just come out and I remember being completely blown away by how powerful all their voices were (especially Beyoncé’s). It was a pretty long drive over from Wales (in my friend’s Dad’s car) but totally worth it. 🙂


Thank you, Gracie, for joining me on the Triple Play Q&A today! It’s been wonderful getting to know you better…and finding out that you’ve got more spanking novels in the works for us! Woohoo! If you’d like to find out even more about Gracie Malling, are interested in exchanging Game of Thrones theories, 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 Gracie Malling

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!

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

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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Stormy Night Publications Anniversary Book Giveaway!

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!

Triple Play Q&A with Kelly Dawson

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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!

My Author Spotlight on Eliza David’s Blog

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