Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Interview + Giveaway with Stacey Kennedy

Beg For It
Pact of Seduction Book 2
Publisher: Loose Id
BDSM Erotic Romance
Length: Novella
Release date: May 29, 2012
Buy Link: TBD
The Pact of Seduction has one rule—fulfill your ultimate fantasy. Bella’s problem, she can’t live up to her vow. But her failure spins events that lead her into unknown territory. Kole, a Dom at the sex club Castle Dolce Vita, wasn’t part of her fantasy, but he’s about to show her he should have been.

Kole is more than willing to introduce Bella to BDSM since he’s held an interest in her for some time. But the feisty woman isn’t easily tamed and her strong personality proves to be difficult. While she might be determined to keep him at a distance, Kole has other ideas. He won’t allow her to shut him out.

A pact between best friends brought them together. Emotional barriers tear them apart. Kole skillfully reminds Bella through pleasure and punishment that she is now his submissive, and her place is under his command.

How did you get started writing erotica?
You know, it just kinda happened! I first started out writing urban fantasy romance--which is my first love--but then my characters started to get very naughty. I guess I grew more comfortable writing sex scenes and now even my cheeks blush at where my characters take me! But I'm glad they do, it makes things exciting!
Where do you get your inspirations?
Everything and anything! My inspiration for the Pact of Seduction series was my friendship with my best friend. I know that sounds totally wrong. But I never get inspirations based on the sex scenes. My inspirations come from the characters. With that one, I was thinking one day how important her friendship was to me, and that developed into the idea of four best friends who make a pact to fulfill their ultimate fantasies. It's that basic idea that started the series and then the characters are the ones who come up with the steamy scenes.
How long does it take you to write a book?
It all depends on the length and how captivated I am. I can easily write up to 10,000 words a day if I'm in the zone. Novellas I can usually write in a week, but longer ones can take up to a month. My first drafts are always a mess, though, so I spend much longer on the second draft. All in all, it usually takes a couple months from start to finish, which includes critiques and all that jazz!
Do you outline before you write?
Sometimes. I'm not a plotter, so I don't know everything before I start a story, but there are time that I will have chapter outlines. But trust me, this doesn't happen very often. Out of all the stories I've written, I have probably outlined two of them. I usually just sit down and write and see where it takes me. 
How do you deal with writer's block?
I vent! I have an amazing group of author friends who listen to me complain about my stories if I'm stuck. That usually helps me out of it. If not, I'll put it aside and work on something else. Writer's block is not fun and it usually stresses me out! So, I'm very happy that it doesn't happen to me often.
What's your favorite erotic romance book?
*gasps* No way I can answer this. I have so many favorite erotic romance books that I seriously couldn't name them all! But one of my favorite erotic romance authors is Cherise Sinclair--her stories are fantastic and I'm a huge fan!
Do you have any tips to writers who would like to write in the erotic romance genre?
Have fun with it! Let your characters explore naughty things. Give them wicked fantasies! It all makes for an awesome erotic read!!
What day of the week do you get the most writing done?
Every single day!! My son goes to school in the afternoon, so that's when I'm writing my butt off to get as much done as I can! The rest of time I'm simply a stay-at-home mom.
Do you enjoy advertising your books via Social Media?
I love social networking. I've met so many awesome people through Twitter and Facebook. I honestly wonder if I could live without it now. But more than just advertising, I honestly enjoy chatting and getting to know other people too! The support I receive on social networks is amazing!
Favorite TV show?
Supernatural. DEAN, do I need to say more?
Guilty Pleasure?
Chocolate
Anything you want to ask our readers?
Have you ever read a sex scene in a book--been so intrigued by it--that you wanted to try something you never had before because it made you all squirmy? *grins*

I love paranormal romance/urban fantasy and erotic romance, and love a series more. Nothing can hook me in more than an adventure and one that keeps on going. I love a page turner, one that keeps me up late into the night and makes my eyes burn because I can’t stop reading.

Witty characters, dominant men, danger, action, romance and hot sex―oh my!

My urban fantasy romance novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll find fast paced action, emotions we can all relate to, life threatening moments and a big bad villain that needs to be destroyed.

My erotic romance novels are just that…erotic. There is nothing better than taking the dominant men I love and watching them do wicked things to their women. I make the stories as hot as I possibly can and usually the characters take it a step further to even make my cheeks blush. But I just can’t write without a little humor added into the mix so that’s always a must have in my stories. And of course what’s a story without a big dose of emotional characters, too.

I’m a multi-published author and am represented by Lauren Ruth of BookEnds, who is my strengthen in this crazy world of publishing. I’ve written quite a ebooks, and starting in 2013 I will be published in mass-market paperback, which is exciting times.

My journey as a writer all 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, especially when it comes down to the juicy bits. Every mom needs a good thrill! Now with my kiddos in school, I have more time to indulge and get lost in another world for a little while.

I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband who gave me my happily ever after. We have two small children who keep me on my toes and can always make me smile. But we also have basically a zoo at our house with one dog, three cats and two guinea pigs. I love the outdoors, curling up with the latest flick and simply enjoying life.

If I’m not plugging away at a new story—which isn’t often since my muse is annoying and keeps me busy—I’ve got my nose buried deep in a good book! I’m always on the lookout for new authors to love.

To keep in touch with my upcoming releases, exciting news and dates of contests, sign up for my monthly newsletter below. Also, be sure to check out my Events page to learn where you can win free books!! And don’t be shy, I’d love to chat with you on Facebook and Twitter!!

Thank you Stacey for doing the interview with us! Check out her other books below!

Somewhere in Between (1 Night Stand Series)
Somewhere in Between
1 Night Stand Series
Decadent Publishing Company, September 11, 2011
Pages: 44
Arianne's Review: Somewhere in Between
Buy Link: Amazon (Kindle)
U.S. Marshal, Wyatt Tanning is in a race to catch a serial killer who has evaded the authorities. Just as the case hits a dead end, an unexpected email gives him a lead. As much as he wants to share the surprising message with his lover, Rye Daniels, he must hunt a killer first.

Darby Grant never expected that one night would change her life forever, but that’s exactly what happened. Not only has she been abducted, but she is in a situation that nightmares are made of. As she begins to lose all hope, fate steps in to offer her aid, but she’s well aware things will never be the same again. Soon, though, Darby begins to realize that might not be such a bad thing…

Bind Me [Pact of Seduction]
Bind Me
Pact of Seduction, Book One
Loose Id, October 10, 2011
Pages: 63
Buy Link: Amazon (Kindle)

Four best friends embrace their fantasies and make a pact of seduction to live out their deepest and darkest desires. The women place their lives in the hands of fate and one short straw declares Marley will be the first to awaken her secret wishes.

Reed, a Dom at sex club Castle Dolce Vita, has lived the BDSM lifestyle for awhile, but has yet to find a submissive that suits him. That is until he meets Marley, a woman seeking to indulge her fantasies.

As Reed guides her through a night of pleasure, Marley brings more to him than a perfect submissive--she stirs emotions in him long ago lost. By binding Marley, he runs up against his own limits, and now he has to choose between his self-protective barriers or surrendering to the wildfire Marley has reignited in his heart.

A Deadly Whisper (The Watchers)A Deadly Whisper
The Watchers, Book One
Cobblestone Press, November 21, 2011
Pages: 147
Buy Link: Amazon (Kindle)
Knox, the Seeker, has waited two hundred years for his Watcher and now he's found her. Paxtyn, however, is unwilling to join him. The more he tries to prove himself to her, the more she pushes him away.

Paxtyn has spent a lifetime keeping her secret hidden from the world, but now, she must confront these deadly visions head on. When a string of murders brings her into New Orleans, she must come to terms with her personal demons and use her gift to communicate with spirits to discover who has ended their lives.

15 comments:

  1. This is a great Interview Arianne and Stacey! So great to hear how you got started writing erotic romance! I will definitely check out Cherise Sinclair because I've never read anything of hers and since she is your favorite author she must be good! Love the covers for all of your books! Thank you guys for sharing :)

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  2. Wickedly DeliciousJune 6, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    OMG Love Stacey Kennedy writing. She is a excellent writer. I am new to her books. Just finished Supernaturally Kissed (Frostbite series #1). Love it. I am hooked on this series and enjoy reading about Tess, Kipp and the team. She is now one of my Fave authors. I can not wait to read more of her books.

    Arianne, great interview! I love how she likes to read Cherise Sinclair. Have a good week sweetie.

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  3. Wickedly DeliciousJune 6, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    P.S. I also love the question she asked the readers.

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  4. thanks so much for stopping by and entering her giveaway! :) I've read a few of her books - epic.

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  5.  Thanks for stopping in!! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed Tess & Kipp!! And I really appreciate your kind words.

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  6.  Hi Kayla!! You'll love Cherise. She's an amazing author!! Can't go wrong with any of her books!! And thanks...I've been blessed by the cover Gods!! ;-D

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  7. Sure, I've read books and squirmed and wondered if my hubby would want to try it...he would but I'm too chicken...LOL!

    Great interview...love your books, Stacey!

    Wendy/books4me

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  8. loved the interview and review.  thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. love interviews!!!! I like hearing what the author has to say outside of their books!! thanks

    forettarose@yahoo.com

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  10. I love Stacey's novels and this newest release is so sexy I can't wait to read it. Great interview and review. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I enjoyed the interview. Thanks for sharing more about your writing process.

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  12. her books are so hot and thanks for the awesome interview

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  13. Great Writing advice. I love to let my characters explore.

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  14. Jennifer BielmanJune 19, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    Great Writing advice. I love to let my characters explore.

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