Writer with Sizzle Interview: Rachel Leigh

Please welcome romance author Rachel Leigh! Rachel would like to give away a PDF copy of her sizzling story Explicitly English, so be sure to leave your email address in the comments section so she can reach you.

About Rachel:

Rachel Leigh lives in the UK and is married to her own sexy hero. Even though this is Rachel’s first erotic romance novella, she enjoyed writing it so much, she has two more lined up and almost ready to go off to The Wild Rose Press. When she isn’t writing, you can find her reading, running around after her two daughters….or playing with her husband.
Lia: Great to have you here, Rachel! Tell us about your latest release.
Rachel: Explicitly English is my first erotic romance novella and published by The Wild Rose Press. I LOVED writing this story! Erotic romance has to be the ultimate escapism…

Here’s the blurb:

Laura Markham needs to forget – just for awhile. Be someone else for change – live as her parents will never have the chance to. And for Laura, that means leaving the City for the English countryside and doing just what the hell she feels like…wherever she feels like doing it…

British stockbroker, Stephen Cambridge knows by going home to his country retreat two days early, he’s likely to surprise his contracted interior designer. And when he finds out she’s the woman who performed the solo masturbation show for him on the inward bound journey, Stephen will do anything to further convince her to miss the outward bound train and stay with him forever…

Lia: Fantastic debut and what a gorgeous cover! What is your favorite thing about being a romance writer?

Rachel: The writing! When I was younger I wanted to be a writer but didn’t really write in earnest until six or seven years ago. Since then I have had success both in mainstream and erotic romance and now do not see myself doing anything else in the future.

As far as the writing process goes – my favourite part is the second draft. I love having the words on the paper and then taking the time to play and polish and make the story the best it can be.

Lia: That’s my favorite part too—taking the time to make the story rich. What physical aspect does your heroine love most about your hero? Details, please!

Rachel: His eyes and his shoulders, definitely! His eyes are seduction personified…deep dark brown, almost black and when he looks at her, his gaze is filled with unashamed desire and lust. She tingles just thinking about it. And his shoulders? Wide, muscular and strong – nothing turns Laura on more than digging her nails deeper into them when they make love standing up, with his rock-hard penis thrusting… you get the picture!

Lia: Yep, and what a lovely vivid picture it is. 😉 Do you have a common theme in the books you write?

Rachel: Trust seems to be my favoured issue – I love watching a hurt heroine or hero regain that trust in human nature and love. I don’t think there is anything more romantic as watching someone who has known heartbreak open themselves fully to another person, willing to risk further hurt because the prize seems so worthy.

Lia: Do you have any advice for the budding romance writer?

Rachel: Really believe in what you are writing. Put yourself in the heroine’s mind when you’re in her point of view and vice versa for the hero. Feel what they’re feeling both emotionally and sexually. Be there with them, smell and see, touch and taste what they are.

‘Show’ the reader what they are feeling, don’t ‘tell’ them!

Lia: Excellent advice! Where can readers find your books?

Rachel: Explicitly English Buy Link:


Lia: Thanks for being a Writer with Sizzle, Rachel! Readers, remember to leave your email address if you’d like a chance to win Explicitly English.

Writer with Sizzle Interview: Jennifer Jakes

Please welcome romance author Jennifer Jakes! Jennifer would like to give away a PDF copy of her sizzling story Rafe’s Redemption, so be sure to leave your email address in the comments section so she can reach you.

About Jennifer:

After trying several careers—everything from a beautician to a dump truck driver—Jennifer finally returned to her first love, writing. Maybe it was all those Clint Eastwood movies she watched growing up, but in her opinion there is no better read than a steamy western historical.

Married to her very own hero, she lives on fifteen acres along with two beautiful daughters, two elderly horses, two spoiled cats and two hyper dogs.

During the summer she does Civil War re-enacting and has found it a great research tool, not to mention she has continued appreciation for her microwave and hot water heater.

Visit Jennifer Jakes at http://www.jenniferjakes.com/

Lia: Great to have you here, Jennifer! Tell us about your latest release.

Jennifer: Rafe’s Redemption takes place in Colorado, 1866. Rafe is a former Civil War captain trying to stay one step ahead of his vengeful stepbrother.

Maggie is an artist, traveling to San Francisco. But when her devious, gambling cousin loses all their valuables in a poker game, Maggie is sold to pay off the debt.

The blurb describes it much better than I can.

He rode into town to buy supplies, not a woman.

For hunted recluse Rafe McBride, the raven-haired beauty on the auction block is exactly what he doesn’t need. A dependent woman will be another clue his vengeful stepbrother can use to find and kill him. But Rafe’s conscience won’t let him leave another innocent’s virginity to the riff-raff bidding. He buys her, promising to return her to St. Louis untouched. He only prays the impending blizzard holds off before her sultry beauty breaks his willpower.

She wanted freedom, not a lover.

Whisked to the auction block by her devious, gambling cousin, and then sold into the arms of a gorgeous stranger, outspoken artist Maggie Monroe isn’t about to go meekly. Especially when the rugged mountain man looks like sin and danger rolled into one. But a blizzard and temptation thrust them together, and Maggie yearns to explore her smoldering passion for Rafe.

But when the snow clears, will the danger and secrets that surround Rafe and Maggie tear them apart?

Lia: Ooh, I’m cheering for their happy ending already. Have you ever cried or laughed out loud while writing a scene?

Jennifer: Yes, when I wrote the end scene where Rafe tries to reconcile his past. I cried.

Lia: Do you have a common theme in the books you write?

Jennifer: They all take place in 1850-1899. I’m not sure my stories are what you’d call traditional western – there are no gunfights in the middle of a dusty Texas street – but they are still classified as western historical. Plus I like to have some suspense thrown in there.

And my stories all have at least one really bad guy. Someone the reader can hate.

Lia: Which scene in your book do you think will leave the reading squirming in their seat?

Jennifer: I think it would be the bath tub sex scene;)

Lia: I’m intrigued! Where is the wildest place your characters have had sex?

Jennifer: Outside. Rafe has Maggie face a tree (they were having a picnic) and…….;)

Lia: Sounds like a sizzling scene. I can’t wait to read it! Where can we find Rafe’s Redemption?

Jennifer: At the Wild Rose Press – Wilder Roses – http://tinyurl.com/4oh5387

Lia: I’m on way to buy it. Thanks for being a Writer with Sizzle, Jennifer! Readers, remember to leave your email address in the comments section for a chance to win Rafe’s Redemption. Or leave a question for Jennifer to answer.

Writer with Sizzle Interview: Emma Lai

Please welcome author Emma Lai! Emma would like to give away an e-book copy of Twice is Not Enough to one lucky reader. Please leave your email in the comments section so she can get a hold of you. Thanks!

About Emma Lai:

Emma likes nothing more than a challenge. First,she tackled the male-dominated field of engineering. Next, she expanded her understanding of the world by studying international relations. Finally, her husband dared her to use her experience and knowledge and devote herself to writing. She accepted his challenge and has been writing ever since.
Writing keeps Emma sane. Her characters demand their stories be told and nag her incessantly until she complies. The characters are very insistent about her remaining faithful to their individual adventures. As a result, Emma writes a range of genres and levels of heat. She never knows what the next set of characters will demand!
Lia: It’s great to have you here, Emma. Tell us about Twice is Not Enough?


Emma: After several disastrous engagements, Lady Minerva Peters is an expert at suppressing her own needs. Only in the darkness of night does she give in to her wanton desires with a fantasy lover. 

In the middle of a crowded ballroom, she learns her father is not yet ready to let her fade into spinsterhood. Humiliated, she ducks into a dark alcove only to find out she’s not alone. Her hiding spot is occupied by a captivating stranger. Before she can escape, the two become voyeurs to another couple’s sexual rendezvous. The atmosphere heats up and so does her body, especially with the tempting offers whispered in her ear. 

Will Minerva deny her needs once again or will she embrace the anonymity of their seclusion and finally explore her basic impulses and the startling attraction to the compelling mystery man?

Lia: What a scintillating premise! What physical aspect does your heroine love most about your hero? Details, please!
Emma: Lady Minerva Peters is no stranger to pleasure. A natural curiosity coupled with her strong personality encourages her to explore her own sensuality. However, being the well-behaved Regency lady she is, she has to rely solely on her imagination. She conjures up a fantasy lover, who is, of course, tall, dark and handsome with thick, wavy hair the color of chocolate, and a tanned, toned muscular body from a love of the outdoors.
Imagine Minerva’s surprise when she sees a man resembling her lover speaking with her father in a crowded ballroom. When she finally gets up close and personal with the man, she finds out his eyes are icy blue instead the warm, rich chocolate of her lover’s. She also discovers his lips aren’t full and sensuous like her lover’s, but William quickly convinces her full lips aren’t a prerequisite for pleasure.
So, I’d have to say she loves his lips.
Lia: He sounds delicious. Which scene in your book do you think will leave the reading squirming in their seat?
Emma: Definitely the library scene.
While Minerva’s no stranger to pleasure, aside from farm animals, she’s never seen the dirty deed done, especially at such a close proximity. Imagine all the squirmy feelings a woman who knows about pleasure, has experienced it alone, would experience when confronted with the sights and sounds of a couple in the throes of passion.
It’s a good thing William’s around to help her deal with the sensations overwhelming Minerva’s senses. Then after the spied on couple leave…Well, you have to read the story to find out what happens.
Lia: Love it! How would you describe your heroine?
Emma: Minerva could be a modern woman. She doesn’t really fit any one stereotype. She has a strength of character, but not one that demands she be the center of attention. In fact, she often puts the needs of those she loves above her own, which has led to her current predicament of being single with the reputation of a jilt.
Imagine how flattered I was when a reviewer reinforced my own idea of Minerva. Vicky from Sizzling Hot Book Reviews started the review with “Minerva is strong enough that I wouldn’t be surprised to meet her one day.” She goes on to say “Minerva doesn’t fit any of the usual molds. She is not the chunky, chubby smart one, not is she the beautiful spitfire, nor is she any of the other typical models used when writing. She is just a normal person caught in everyday life.”
You can read the full review here.

Lia: She sounds like someone I’d love to meet. What’s your secret to writing a steamy scene?

Emma: Hold on to your seat. First, I light some scented candles…nothing too overwhelming though. Then, I dim the lights and put on some music. Next, a nice glass of an Australian shiraz and a piece of lavender-infused dark chocolate. Then I slip on a pair of pearl g-string, black lace panties…

Seriously though, I do need music, which depends on the type of love scene—hard rock for a quickie or something hard and fast, love songs for a slow, thorough love-making.
Lia: LOL! You had me going for a second. Where can readers find your books?
Emma: My stories are available at The Wild Rose Press using the following links…
His Ship, Her Fantasy and His Hope, Her Salvation are available at The Wild Rose Press.
Twice is Not Enough is available at The Wild Rose Press and at Amazon.com.
Slave to Innocence from Sybarite Press is available in Kindle format at Amazon.com
Lia: Thanks for being a Writer with Sizzle, Emma! Readers, remember to comment and leave your email address for a chance to win Emma’s Twice is Not Enough.

Guest Author: Stacey Kennedy!

Please welcome the fabulous Stacey Kennedy, author of urban fantasy romance!


My novels are light-hearted fantasy, heart squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. My journey as a writer began as a way to keep my brain alive since being a stay at home mom can be a little let’s say―numbing. It was an escape from screaming kids, dirty diapers and plain old mom duty. It started as a hobby, but as the stories progressed it became a passion. Now, I indulge at nap time, especially the juicy bits! Every mom needs a good thrill!

Blurb of An Everlasting Bite:

Love is born between strangers, yet built upon a bond soul deep―one Alpha’s vow to protect his mate from looming danger, all the while, mending her soul and stirring her wolfish desires.

A vicious werewolf attack in Plymouth, Minnesota leaves a young woman violated, bitten and now, transformed into werewolf. But Rynn Murphy doesn’t have to face this transformation alone—she has her mate by her side. And the charming Briggs―Beta to the Patriarch, Valor―is eager to ease her into this new life and mend her battered soul.

With only weeks to adjust to her new fur, Rynn, follows Briggs while he assists in locating the daughter of the Montana’s Alpha, who was abducted from her home. But this journey is not without danger. And soon, they discover the ones who have taken this young wolf do not want her found and will stop at nothing to keep her hidden. Or so it may seem, as bodies begin to drop around them, the murderous attempts start to appear more as a hit than a smoke screen—leaving only one question, who is the intended target…

Buy link: http://www.staceykennedy.com/books/blue-blood-series/an-everlasting-bite/
Website – http://www.staceykennedy.com/
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=100000956942180
Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3473046.Stacey_Kennedy
Twitter – http://twitter.com/Stacey_Kennedy


RT Book Reviews
“…Kennedy has created a world that readers will want to visit again and again!” Dawn Crowne


Bitten by Paranormal Romance
Do you love magic, dominant men, adventure, humor, evil villains and a talking cat? Well here is an excellent book for you to try.” Laurie


Happily Ever After Reviews
“The readers will find themselves snickering and crying with the characters. I highly recommend this book. Read it, go get it right away.” Hunter

Writer With Sizzle: Cherish D’Angelo

A Steamy Interview with romantic suspense author Cherish D’Angelo

Cherish: Thank you for allowing me to guest on your blog during my Cherish the Romance Virtual Book Tour, which launches my contemporary romantic suspense, Lancelot’s Lady. I’m always happy to answer interview questions.

Lia: It’s great to have you, Cherish! First question – Have you ever cried or laughed out loud while writing a scene?

Cherish: I’ve done both. With Lancelot’s Lady, I recall laughing out loud when I wrote a particular scene where Jonathan sneaks up on Rhianna while she’s swimming in a moonlit pool in the woods. I also chuckled when he points out something in the water that really freaks her out and results in a very comical situation.

I cried at the end of Lancelot’s Lady, while writing the epilogue. It’s just so emotional and touching and bittersweet.

Lia: What’s your secret to writing a steamy scene?

Cherish: Three things: a very vivid imagination, the ability to research nearly anything and lots of ice water.

Lia: LOL! Ice water is an essential. Where is the wildest place your characters have had sexual relations?

Cherish: On the rock slab behind the waterfall.

Lia: Ooh, I have a fascination with waterfalls! I must read. Which scene in your book do you think will leave the reading squirming in their seat?

Cherish: Definitely the scene in Jonathan’s cabin where he treats Rhianna to some sensual pleasure by painting her. And I don’t mean her portrait. What that man can do with a brush! Sigh…

Lia: You have me intrigued, to say the least. Reading on…

Teaser excerpt:

Rhianna could feel his breath on the place where her legs met. It sent tingles through her body, and all her thoughts of confrontation flew out the window. How could she possibly think with Jonathan kneeling before her, asking her to trust him?

“Lie down on the sofa,” he told her.

When she was positioned on her back, he studied her. Then he raised one of her legs.

“Like that,” he said.

She watched him move to the table by the easel and squeeze various paint tubes onto a wooden palette. With three brushes in his hand and the palette, he approached her.

“What are you doing?” she asked, confused.

He smiled. “I’m painting you.”

“Shouldn’t you be working on canvas?”

“You’re my canvas.”

Rhianna’s heart fluttered. “You can’t put paint on me. I’ll never get it off.”

“These are watercolors. Very safe on the skin and they’ll come off in the shower.”

Her eyes widened. “But―”

“You said you trust me, Rhianna.”

“I do.”

“Then close your eyes and be my canvas.”

She did as he asked, holding her breath, waiting for the first touch of paint.

“This is a wandering vine,” he said as the cool tip of a brush moved down the side of her neck in flowing swirls toward her right breast.

Rhianna quivered when another brush stroke slid under her breast, then upward very slowly, ending just below her nipple. She gasped at the erotic sensations it caused. The soft strokes reminded her of his tongue caressing her skin.

“This is a hibiscus, just opening to the sun,” Jonathan said, his voice hoarse.

The brush swirled over her breast and a moan escaped. When cool paint circled the tender nub, she clamped her legs together in response.

“Be still,” he whispered.

He added curves and curls in agonizingly fluid motions, until she was nearly going out of her mind. What she wanted―what she needed―had nothing to do with paint and brushes.

A warm hand slide up her thigh.

“Relax,” he murmured. “Trust me.”

Another swipe of paint left an icy trail from her breast down to her belly button. She thought he’d stop there, but he didn’t. The tip of the brush swirled lower, then veered off to one side before curling inward along the inside of her thigh. He did this on the other side, then slowly parted her legs.

She heard a hiss of breath. Not hers. Jonathan’s.

“I trust you,” she said. “Completely.”

Lia: I have chills! SEXY excerpt. For those of you who’d like to know more (I know I do), here’s more infomation about Cherish’s novel and book tour:

Lancelot’s Lady ~ A Bahamas holiday from dying billionaire JT Lance, a man with a dark secret, leads palliative nurse Rhianna McLeod to Jonathan, a man with his own troubled past, and Rhianna finds herself drawn to the handsome recluse, while unbeknownst to her, someone with a horrific plan is hunting her down.

Lancelot’s Lady is available in ebook edition at KoboBooks, Amazon’s Kindle Store, Smashwords and other ebook retailers. Help me celebrate by picking up a copy today and “Cherish the romance…”

You can learn more about Lancelot’s Lady and Cherish D’Angelo (aka Cheryl Kaye Tardif) at http://www.cherishdangelo.com/ and http://www.cherylktardif.blogspot.com/. Follow Cherish from September 27 to October 10 on her Cherish the Romance Virtual Book Tour and win prizes.

Lia: Cherish’s question for the readers:

Cherish: Where do you read most―on the couch, in bed, in the bath, on a bus, at work?

Writer with Sizzle: Gwen Campbell

Congrats to the winner of Final Justice – Jennifer!!
Please welcome erotic romance writer Gwen Campbell! Gwen is giving away an eBook copy of her sizzling story, Final Justice. Please leave a comment and an email address in order to be entered into the drawing. Winner will be announced on Saturday, Jan. 30th. Good luck!

Lia: Welcome Gwen! I’d love to know more about your books. Have your characters used sex toys? And how did that go?

Gwen: In Final Justice, the naughty and creative Sergeant Peter Leighton uses his night stick in a manner the police force would disapprove of, and a butt plug in a manner that his lady-love highly approves of.

Sizzling (Over 18!!) Excerpt:

I’m going to love fucking you, Holly. Going to love sticking my big cock into you,” Peter murmured then picked up the last toy he’d set out for Holly’s pleasure—a short, fat butt plug. He opened a tube of lubricant and greased it liberally then stepped behind her.

His cock in his hand, he rubbed the tip of it over her wet pussy and Holly jumped then sighed with unguarded pleasure—and relief. “I want you too, baby,” he groaned. “I want you too.” Then he pressed the tapered end of the plug to Holly’s puckered anus. “Have you ever been taken in both places at once?”

Holly’s mouth fell open. “Um…no,” she answered truthfully, hesitantly, liking the feel of the cool, oily vinyl. Then she bit her lip. A while back, she’d had a boyfriend with a thing for her ass and he’d loved fucking her there. She’d liked it too but…

“It’ll feel good, Holly,” Peter promised earnestly and rubbed the tip of his cock against her pussy then pressed the plug against her anus again. Lightly. Carefully. “I want to take you here too, and I don’t want to hurt you when I come into you.” Pressing a little harder, his eyes flared as he watched the tapered end breach her. Then the first half-inch burrowed into her.

She knew he was holding back, waiting for a response. Waiting for her to decide if she trusted him enough to indulge in this wicked love play with a stranger. It came back to her how much she did trust this man, with an intuitiveness that felt like she was in the hands of a lover, not a stranger. She forced her body to relax. “Yes,” she whispered and glanced over her shoulder. She’d felt his eyes on her. Watching and liking how she looked—poised and willing to take his toy in her ass, his cock in her pussy.

His only response was a quiet, tremulous sigh and a slow, seductive press of the plug into her ass.

Peter slid it into Holly gently, carefully easing it in and out of her, claiming her in slow increments, reaching around her and stroking her clit lightly. She gasped when the widest part of the plug stretched her beautiful, rosy anus then gasped again when it slid over then tightened around the tapered neck, holding the vinyl knob inside her with only the flat, round handle still visible. When she sighed again and tipped her hips so he would rub her clit harder, he took hold of his cock and fit the head of it to her pussy. He groaned loudly when he breached her.

“Oh damn…” Peter breathed. “You’re so tight, Holly. So perfect.”

An answering thrill spilled through her body at her mystery cop’s words and she grinned wolfishly when she felt his big, rough hands clamp onto her hips and use the leverage to slide deeper into her. “And you’re big!” she gasped suddenly when he filled her too fast. The nightstick had only prepared her so much and, with that wicked thing lodged in her ass, she needed him to go slowly.

“Sorry…sorry,” he gasped, easing his grip on her hips and stopping for a moment, concentrating instead on stroking her clit in light, teasing circles. Peter couldn’t remember ever being this turned-on in his life. Holly—his beautiful, incredible Holly—taking him so willingly, her whole body alive and humming with pleasure, hers and his combined. Trusting him to pleasure her without knowing if she’d like what he was doing. The sight of her beautiful ass stretched around that decadent tool—her hot, tight pussy fisting the head of his cock.

The only thing she asked for was gentleness. He’d give it to her…and more.

Lia: Wow, hot stuff! Have you ever cried or laughed out loud while writing a scene?

Gwen: Absolutely. I laugh at myself all the time. In Seduced By Silver (due for release February 2010 by Ellora’s Cave), when the hero and heroine visit her parents for the first time following their, er, impulsive marriage, daddy dearest is ticked and not shy about sharing his feelings.


“Hey! Palila!” Marcus Quinlan’s voice boomed out in the bedroom beyond his wife’s dressing room. “Randy boy here and I are gonna take off and give those new sliders a workout.”

Behind him, Meadow heard Keefe’s disgruntled snort. She’d smelled his approach before she heard him and she was already sitting up a little taller in anticipation.

“We’re going to take Manus with us. We’ll be back before one—I promise, baby doll—and we can have lunch. Damn!” Marcus rushed into his wife’s dressing room and stopped dead in his tracks when he saw the wound on his daughter’s chest. He handed the bowl of ice chips he was carrying to his wife. “Did you have to be so damn brutal?” he growled at Keefe.

Keefe was now wearing a pair of jeans someone had loaned him, a t-shirt and boots and had a scratched helmet tucked under his arm. But then, all of Meadow’s father’s helmets were scratched. He liked his sports rough.

“Oh zip it, Marcus,” Palila blurted out and stood. She picked up a towel, poured ice into it and held it to her daughter’s chest. “The Mark you left me with was twice as bad and I needed stitches.” She placed Meadow’s hand over the towel, letting her hold it in place then turned on her husband. “And I couldn’t use my arm for a week. And stop with the name-calling. His name is Keefe. Your son-in-law and your daughter’s choice. Deal with it.”

“He fucked my daughter without my permission,” Marcus bellowed, glaring down at his wife and pointing at Keefe. “Mated with her without even the courtesy of doing it on her pack land.”

“And you,” Palila shouted back with a sure flip of her elegant, dark hair, “you didn’t even ask my permission first. Or is your memory failing along with your manners and whatever modicum of good sense you ever possessed? Hmm?”

Marcus blushed deep red, right up to the thinning roots of his graying, dark blond hair.

“You just grabbed me, stuck your dick in me and then asked me what my last name was.”

Lia: LOL! Funny scene. Where can readers find your books?

Gwen: My books are available through Ellora’s Cave at http://www.jasminejade.com/, in e-book format.

Email: Gwen@GwenCampbell.net

Website: http://www.gwencampbell.net/

Lia: Thanks for being a Writer with Sizzle, Gwen!

Writer with Sizzle: Lynne Roberts

Please welcome back Lynne Roberts! She’s celebrating the recent release of her sizzling book, After Hours, and is giving away a free eBook copy to one lucky winner. Feel free to ask questions and leave an email if you want to be contacted directly. Check back Wednesday eve!!

Lia: What is your favorite thing about being a romance writer?

Lynne: There are many things I love about writing. Finding that perfect order of words that says just what you mean, hearing that someone else loved your book, but my favorite part of being a romance writer is falling in love with my characters and their love story. That first moment of discovery…. heaven.

Lia: Oh, that is the best part, isn’t it? I love that. What’s your secret to writing a steamy scene?

Lynne: Inez Kelly actually said something once that made it click for me. Slow everything down. So that’s what I do. I let the scene play out in slow motion in my head and then I focus on all the senses: touch, sight, smell, taste, sound. I’m still learning and at times I have to go back and focus on one sense or another or position my characters a little differently, but it all comes together.

Lia: That’s excellent advice. Speaking of steamy scenes, what’s your favorite sexual position to write about?

Lynne: It must be standing up. LOL. Against the wall, against a desk…I will have you all know that I have finally written a sex scene in a bed. Yay! That story doesn’t have a home yet, but I’ll keep you updated.

Lia: Nothing wrong with a little mattress action. 🙂 Has anything in your real life ever inspired a scene for your book?

Lynne: Yes. A single incident inspired After Hours. I was taking my teen daughter to school and waiting at a red light when across the road walks this man. He had wide shoulders, narrow hips, obviously muscular, but what caught my attention was the way he moved. I swear there was something supernatural about the way his hips moved. I watched him walk all the way… to the high school. Yes. He was a student! All I can say is they didn’t make boys like that when I was in high school. Here is an excerpt from After Hours:

Some men simply walk across a room, but not David.

Elle Simpson watched from her office as the new intern, his hips moving in a predatory roll, strolled to the copier and stood with his back toward her. No, not David.

She felt the color rise in her cheeks as her gaze traced his body, from the dark hair just curling at the nape of his neck, past wide shoulders, to the dangerous-looking narrow hips and an ass made for grabbing. Her body warmed and her inner thighs began to tingle.

Lia: Wait! Don’t stop! Now, that was a tease. Love “predatory roll”. Wow, what a visual. Where can readers find your books?

Lynne: My books are available at the Wilder Rose Press or Fictionwise. http://www.thewildrosepress.com/wilderroses/

Lia: Well, this interview didn’t last long enough for me. 🙂 Always a pleasure to have you, Lynne!!

Lynne: Thank you for having me, Lia!

Writer with Sizzle: Paisley Smith

Paisley Smith needs an author tagline! And she’s giving away an eBook copy of her story, Birthday Girl, to the person who comes up with the best idea. “Paisley Smith – Writer with Sizzle” is taken, folks, so come up with something else! Can’t wait to hear your ideas. Should be fun!

Lia: Hi Paisley! What physical aspect does your heroine love most about your heroine? Details, please!

Paisley: Since I write F/F and F/F/M romance, my heroines like a combination of sensuality, intelligence and independence. My heroines are confident women in themselves but are a bit uncertain how to bring that confidence to a new relationship.

In my upcoming Ellora’s Cave quickie, Beyond Curious, Annie had agreed to her grandmother’s dying wish that she take piano lessons. In the following excerpt, Annie arrives and discovers her predisposed notions about piano her teacher was wrong. Very wrong.


Although the pianist’s left hand was obscured by the drapery, Annie could see Mrs. Granger’s right hand lithely gliding up and down the keyboard.

Just as her consciousness submerged completely into the music, the musician abruptly stopped and stood, turning to discover her spying like some sort of peeping tom.

But no quicker than Annie had glimpsed her teacher, she vanished and Annie heard the doorknob turning. The screen door creaked as the widow pushed it open.

Annie gaped.

This was hardly the old cat woman in worn out house shoes she had imagined.

Mrs. Granger was beautiful. Her blonde hair fell in an ethereal mass of waves just below her shoulders. Minimal makeup made highlighted her fresh faced appearance. Her white blouse and black skirt were stylish, yet professional. Annie had expected an old crone of seventy to greet her wearing a floral print muumuu. This woman had to be in her thirties—if that. The only thing that gave away her age was the wisdom in her eyes which emanated from behind a pair of bright blue reading glasses.

Everything about her seemed feminine and soft and the way her gaze traveled down Annie’s body and back up again made Annie wish she’d worn something besides the jeans and boots she wore to her job at the humane shelter every morning. A smile claimed Mrs. Granger’s pink glossed lips. “You must be Annie.”

Annie patted the embroidered patch bearing her name on her shirt pocket. “Yep. That’s me. How’d you ever guess?” She suddenly wanted to kick herself. Hard. Jeez, she sounded like a star struck moron.

Lia: Love it! Is there anything special you do to get “in the mood” before writing a sex scene?

Paisley: Before I write a sex scene, I block it out in my mind. Well…that’s just a nice way of saying I fantasize about it. Hemingway said, “Write drunk. Edit sober.” I don’t exactly write drunk but often I will enjoy a glass of red wine while I write a love scene. And then, I just let the characters do what comes naturally. Writing the love scene is like watching a movie of it my head. I try to grasp the emotions first, and then write the action and dialogue accordingly.

Lia: What is the hottest scene you ever wrote?

Paisley: My favorite hot scene is in Birthday Girl. It’s an F/F/M ménage story about a married couple who want to experiment with a third party—a sexy female friend. The scene combined all my favorites. A strong hero, wine and outdoor sex!

Here’s a teaser:

The outdoor air felt different on my nude flesh than the inside air had, as if I were more exposed and vulnerable. My nipples tightened and chills skittered up and down my arms and legs.

Nate’s warm hands cradled my bottom and Lindsey’s palms moved over my breasts. I melted between them, overwhelmed by sensation. Nate’s cock was hard and I felt it prodding me through his clothes. Lindsey ground against me erotically while her hands roamed over my body leaving wildfire in their wake. Nate’s hands skidded over my skin and at first, I tried to sort out who was touching me and where.

Don’t think. Just feel.

I heard myself moan. Blindfolded and inundated with touch, my consciousness spiraled completely inside my body. All coherent thought fled and there were only four hands, two big and two small. Two mouths tormented the most sensitive parts of my body. The nape of my neck. My breasts. My mouth. Oh God, my ears.

Then lower. I groaned.

Without warning, Nate lifted me, bracing my back against his chest, holding me up by the thighs and spreading me wide for my female lover’s mouth. I cried for sweet mercy as Lindsey’s mouth locked on my clit. Heaven. This was pure heaven.

Lia: Okay, I’m fanning! Hot stuff, Paisley! Where is the wildest place your characters have had sexual relations?

Paisley: In my Scintillating Sample, First Taste, a free download from Ellora’s Cave, my two heroines reunite at a high school reunion planning committee and they make out in the bathroom at the restaurant. I love writing “private but still in public” love scenes. I thought this one was hot because it’s the first time the heroines have been together in several years.


Her lips stretched into a smile as she twisted the doorknob with one hand and snatched mine with the other. Giggling, she dragged me into the bathroom with her and before the light was even on, she pushed me against the wall and covered my mouth with hers.

I melted.

It had been so long but the memories swept back over me in a torrent. I moaned, opening for her to admit her tongue. My own sparred with hers. My hands skimmed her body, caressing her through her flimsy dress.

The lock clicked. The light snapped on and I found myself staring at the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. All those years ago… Had I been in love with her then? Because I was fairly certain I was in love with her now.

My hands moved over the curve of her ass and then down to where I dragged up her skirt. Fuck me! No panties. My lashes fluttered shut as her mouth fused with mine again.

Her thighs opened as I reached between them. She was as wet as I was. My heart hammered and I worked my fingers through her slippery folds, searching, finding…ah, yes, there.

She moaned as I pushed one finger up inside her. A tremor shook her body. I explored her, tasting her mouth, breathing in the scent of her feminine perfume. My senses were inundated with her and with my surroundings. My skin tingled with her touch. My ears pounded with the rock music blaring through the speakers. I’d never felt so alive.

My free hand brushed over one of her breasts. No bra. Her nipple was diamond hard and grew even harder when I rolled it between my thumb and middle finger. She dragged her mouth from mine and clung to my shoulders. “I want you to eat me.”

Lia: Whew! Am I blushing? 🙂 Where can readers find your sizzling books, Paisley?

Paisley: http://www.jasminejade.com/

My free read can be downloaded at http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-7806-593-first-taste.aspx

Lia: Excellent! Thanks for being a Writer with Sizzle, Paisley!

For more information about Paisley or her books, check out her site at http://www.paisleysmith.webs.com/

Writer with Sizzle: Cari Quinn

Please welcome Cari Quinn!

A little about Cari:

Cari Quinn wrote her first story – a bible parable – in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. She attempted her first romance in junior high, long before she’d ever read one. Writing what she knew always took a backseat to what she wanted to know, and that still holds true today. Cari’s genres of choice include contemporary, romantic comedy, romantic suspense, urban fantasy and paranormal. Recently she discovered erotic romance. Oh, how far she’s come…

Visit her at http://www.cariquinn.blogspot.com/

Lia: Hi Cari! What physical aspect does your heroine love most about your hero? Details, please!

Cari: Holly’s fond of just about all of Alex’s attributes. I understand why. I happen to agree he’s pretty hot. 😉 But the thing she loves most, physically, about him? Probably his size (take that any way you would like, ladies) and his strength. Holly’s not a small woman – she’s tall and full-figured – but Alex is even taller than she is and he has no trouble picking her up and making her feel womanly. She’s also very appreciative of his stamina. (As you will see if you read Full Disclosure, he’s certainly…enthusiastic. LOL)

Lia: Be still my heart! What does your heroine love most about your hero? Least?

Cari: Tough question. She’d be tempted to say his body first – hey, the guy’s hot and young and used to spend lots of hours surfing, so he’s pretty ripped – but the truth is she loves his sense of adventure. Alex isn’t afraid of putting his heart on the line and he lives life to the fullest. He’s wild and impulsive and loves to do whatever pops into his mind.

What she loves least? Probably the same thing, LOL. Holly’s a bit more pragmatic about life and is used to living by set rules – and those rules don’t include dating a work colleague that’s twelve years younger than she is. Alex doesn’t see the problem. That whole “wants what he wants when he wants it” thing rearing its ugly head yet again. 😉

Lia: These two sound like a great match. Love it! Have your characters used sex toys? How did that go?

Cari: Oh yeah, they have! Actually one sex toy in particular plays a pretty big role in the book. Since I’m not nearly as much a woman of the world as Holly is, I’d never heard of a tongue vibrator until I was stumbling around online one night. But the story possibilities were too much for me to resist.

Here’s a snippet from one of the scenes where Alex whips out his Tongue Zinger, though here he just uses it like a regular vibrator. He’s an inventive guy. 😉


“Playing hard to get, are you?”

“Maybe.” Holly’s smile glimmered. “Gonna…come and get me?”

“After you come first.” He palmed his toy and pressed a button, setting off a low buzz as he clamped his fingers over her swollen nipple.

“Alex.” She jolted as he upped the vibration. “Oh, God, Alex.”

“I like it when you moan my name.” He hit the button again and the amps increased. She quaked beneath him. “Do it again.”

“What the hell is that? Some kind of stun gun?” She rolled her head to the side, searching for the source of the sensation.

“Yeah, a miniature one.” Alex kept his fingers curved around the toy, blocking her view. “Stop analyzing. Just enjoy.”

He bumped the vibrator up to the highest setting and directed his attention to her other breast. This time, he took a circuitous path over its fullness before reaching the tip. She whimpered, practically writhing from his ministrations.

Sweet hell, she would feel amazing around him. Under him. And he didn’t know how much longer he could wait.

Lia: Um, I think I really like Alex!! Hot excerpt, Cari! Where can readers find and read the rest of this story?

Cari: Full Disclosure is out now at The Wild Rose Press’s Wilder Roses… Buy Link: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/wilderroses/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=737

Lia: I have my copy. Get on over there and buy it, folks! Thanks for being a Writer with Sizzle, Cari!