Please welcome the talented Paris Brandon! Paris is giving away a free copy of her eBook Assasin’s Kiss so be sure to read on to find out more.
Lia: What is your favorite thing about being a romance writer?
Paris: I love the beginning of the creative process, the “what if” stage where I imagine the best and worst things that can happen to my hero and heroine. This is the fun stage where all things are possible. Then of course that leads to the stage where I have to determine what is logically possible and what was an idea fueled by too much coffee and not enough sleep! LOL! It’s amazing how many ideas end up in my “What were you thinking!” file.
Lia: Oh, I can so relate! Do you have any advice for the budding erotic romance writer?
Paris: I think it would probably be the same advice that I received and that was to know your market. Study the genre you want to write. Read stories that appeal to you and ones that you think might not. You could get the surprise of your life. If you’ve already written your story, check out the publishers that you think you want to work with and see if your story might be something that they’re interested in. Find the submission guidelines and follow them to the letter. Your submission will be the publisher’s first impression of you as an author. Make it as professional as possible.
You never know when you’re going to sell but treat each book you submit as if it were going to be published. Have a marketing strategy in place so that you can hit the ground running. If you don’t want the expense of a website at first, start a blog, network with readers and other authors online and get to know and be known in the writing community. Writing can be a very lonely profession and there is an overwhelming amount of support in the writing community. I’d urge everyone interested to take part.
Lia: Great advice, Paris! Now for the sizzling stuff: Which scene in your book do you think will leave the readers squirming in their seat?
Paris: There’s a scene between the heroine, Kira and the hero, Sebastian where they’ve been growing more frustrated because they are unable to have sex. Sebastian is trapped in his Jaguar Warrior nature, making it anatomically dangerous. The villains are on their trail, Kira is in heat and Sebastian is reverting to his most primitive nature. Here’s an Adult snippet of the scene…
He questioned his sanity for the moment it took to slip his hand beneath her blouse and close over her breast, molding the firm globe with his palm.
She sucked harder on his nipple, seizing it between her teeth and tugging. The delicate pain sizzled through him, making a beeline for his cock. He didn’t dare lower his other hand or he would throw her down in the dirt and fuck her just as hard and fast as they both wanted. He dug his claws deeper into the bark and circled her waist with his other hand. It glided down, molding her hip as he’d molded her breast, squeezing and rubbing, teasing himself as he teased her.
He could scent her rich, musky arousal, taste it on his tongue. Curling his hand, he covered her sex, cupped her vulva and dragged one lean finger up her slit, separating her.
She drew back her head and he caught a glimpse of his wet nipple before she latched onto the other with a ferocious nip that made him hiss. She groaned and widened her stance. He crooked two fingers and slid them into her wet heat.
She went up on her toes and came back down with a force that surprised him, shifted the angle of her hips and met his thrusts with her own. Her mouth over his nipple grew slack and then her hands were around his waist. She leaned back into the tree, biting her lip as he pumped her and felt her inner flesh spasm around his fingers, her cream pouring over them as she shuddered and shook.
He slid out of her and held up his hand, daring her to watch as he sucked his fingers into his mouth and licked them clean.
Lia: Yep, I’m squirming! Hot excerpt, Paris.
And if you’d like a chance to read the rest of the story for free, make a comment. You could be the person who receives a free copy of Assassin’s Kiss!
Lia: Thanks for being a Writer with Sizzle, Paris! Can’t wait to see who the lucky winner is! Readers, stop back tomorrow (Wednesday) to find out if it’s you.
Lia,Love your blog! This has been so much fun and I'm looking forward to meeting your readers! Thanks for inviting me;-)
Wow, that is steamy. Paris you've got a talent for writing it as hot as it gets 🙂
Hey ladies! Excellent interview and WOW, Paris..what a smokin' hot excerpt.
Hi Crystal!Thanks for stopping by and glad you liked it;-)
Regina,Thanks, Lia is a doll and I loved doing this interview. Glad you liked the excerpt;-)
Hi Paris, I love shifter stories, and your excerpt totally smoked. Just signed up for your newsltter today.
Cathy,I'm so glad you liked the excerpt and thanks for signing up!
Hey all,I forgot to mention that if you already have a copy of Assassin's Kiss you may choose a download of my EC novella, NO HOLDS BARRED.
Totally hot excerpt, Paris! Like Cathy, I love shifter stories.
Helen,Glad you liked it;-) I have to admit that shifter stories are my weakness!
Fantastic excerpt, Paris!
Paris, thanks for being here today! I loved learning more about Assasin's Kiss and I look forward to reading it! Especially after that excerpt. Whew!Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and giving Paris some love! She'll choose a winner at the end of the day and I'll announce it tomorrow, so be sure to check back.
Lia,Thank you so much for having me here! And thanks to everyone who stopped by! You've all been wonderful;-)
I'm late, but great interview, Paris and Lia! And that excerpt…whew! 😉
Paris, yep, that's jaguar sizzling hot. Raaaorrrr…
Cari,So glad you liked the excerpt! Thanks for stopping by!
Savanna,Great to see you! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
The winner of Paris Brandon's Assasin's Kiss is Cathy M. Congrats Cathy! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so Paris knows where to send your eBook copy. Thanks!!