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Red Phoenix Cherry Poppin’ Blog Tour

Today I welcome author Red Phoenix to my blog. Her newest release, “Brie Learns the Art of Submission” is available  now from Amazon. Her book is broken down into two sections with alluring subtitles. In Tame, we find His Touch (Brie Learns to Obey)Marquis Gray’s Flogger (Brie Learns Her Power as a Submissive), and The Art of Kinbaku (Brie Embraces Bondage).

Notice how that was called Tame? It could refer to taming the submissive, but then again, it might just be a commentary on the type of erotic action you’ll find, especially when compared to Wicked, the next section. This one includes quite the sexual assortment: Warrior Fantasy (Brie Lives Her Fantasy), Chocolate (Brie Surrenders to His Will), and Her First DP (Brie on Display). Yup. I’m guessing the latter.

Red was kind enough to do an interview (above and beyond the call of duty, actually;).

So, without further ado, let’s get sexy with Red Phoenix.

First off, thanks for stopping over, Red!  It’s great to have you here.

I’m curious—what got you interested in writing erotic romance?

I wanted to delve into self-publishing and thought short stories would be a great way to start. I had two characters in a romance novel I had written and I wanted to explore their more intimate lives. That was the basis for Loving Amy, my very first work of erotica.

What is your writing process like? Are you a planner? Pantster? What is your favorite writing tool or tip?

I let the muses carry the story. I know where we are headed, but they fill in the details as we go. It is exciting as the story unfolds and all the pieces come together. The more I write the easier it is for me to let go and allow the muses to carry me along.bring most pleasure

My advice: Write, write, write! The more you do it the better you become. However, you cannot skip the editing process. No matter the brilliance of your story, you owe your readers a clean copy. (I started out self-editing.) I now have a professional editor and am going back to earlier stories and revising them. My fans deserve only the best.

Who are your favorite erotic romance authors right now and why?

Honestly, I try to stay away from reading other erotic books as much as possible. I do not want to be influenced by another writer’s style or storyline. I believe part of my allure is my unique voice and I don’t want to lose that.

How would you describe your writing style?

Let me have a fan speak for me: “I think I love this book as much as I do because we get to go right along with Brie. We get to sit through the classes with Mr. Gallant. The students ask all the questions that we would ask if we were sitting in the desk next to them. We get to hear his answers that are so detailed that we understand exactly what he is trying to teach us that day. Then they move to Practicum and we feel the trainer’s eyes on us, we feel the embarrassment when we get reprimanded, and the pride when they compliment. Then when they move into the auditorium for the final period of the day, we get the butterflies in our bellies from nervousness, the fear when they make us face something unknown, and the excitement when our fantasies are about to be fulfilled.” – Kayla

When it comes to choosing a fictional hero, what are your three must-haves? How about heroine?Boa treat

For Him: Committed, real (not perfect), confident in himself. Her: Strong, intelligent, willing to meet life’s challenges and her own weaknesses.

If you could pick one weapon for a zombie fight, what would it be?

A sling shot.

Very interesting! 

Okay, last question.  What is the most compelling reason you can give someone who has yet to read your work to pick up one of your books?

I write erotica to entice the mind and heart, as well as the loins. My intent is to draw you in so that you experience what the character is experiencing, feel their emotional ups and downs, and want to jump someone’s bones afterwards.

A noble goal! 🙂  Well, with that aim in mind, I leave you all with an excerpt from Brie Learns the Art of Submission!

From Warrior Fantasy (Brie Lives Her Fantasy):

His thrusts were strong and demanding. She had to remind herself to relax in order to take his entirety. She groaned as his speed and depth increased. He grabbed handfuls of her hair, grunting in his own pleasure while his tight pelvic muscles delivered repeated thrusts.

She could feel the burn on her back as they slowly inched across the carpet. It added to the brutish feel of their coupling. She wrapped her legs around his waist and cried out so the whole house could hear. “Rytsar, you’re too big!” she screamed loudly, adding, “But I like it, oh, yes…! You make it hurt so good.” Even though she knew he couldn’t understand, she suspected some of his friends spoke English and it pleased her to promote his manliness to the crowd in the other room.

He grasped her face in his hands and kissed her deeply while he consumed her with his body. The ridge of his shaft rubbed that area deep inside that made her legs quiver uncontrollably. She purred into his mouth as he brought her to the edge, but then he stopped. Rytsar pulled out, chuckling wickedly under his breath.

He turned Brie onto her stomach and grunted out a command she assumed meant ‘stay’. She lay on the carpet, breathless and needy. He came back to her less than a minute later and lay on top of her body with his rigid member between her butt cheeks. He lifted her pelvis up with one hand and pressed his lubricated cock against her ass.

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And here we have the Rafflecopter giveaway!  Click  the  link to jump over to see the prize bundles Red has put together and to enter.  If you put Kimber Vale in the “Let us know” space, I’ll be eligible to win a copy of the book as well!  Cool!

a Rafflecopter giveaway  <————- Click That!

 

And finally, Red is posting bonus scenes on certain blogs during the tour, so check those out!

Here is Khan: Lasting Impressions (From Sir’s POV) part one– http://booksandfoodandmore.blogspot.com/

And part two–

http://crystalsmanyreviews.blogspot.com/p/reds-cherry-poppin-tour.html?zx=417ad2d079b54fa2

Find Red online:

www.redphoenix69.com

https://www.facebook.com/redphoenix69?ref=ts&fref=ts

Find the book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Twitter:  @RedPhoenix69

 

-Kimber


Interview with Ravon Silvius and Giveaway!

Today I welcome M/M erotic romance author Ravon Silvius to my blog.  We’ve got a fun interview in store for you, and the opportunity to win a PDF of Ravon’s latest release, “Remembrance.”

Comment at the end for one chance to win.  To throw your hat in the ring twice, follow my blog (shameless, I know), and for a third chance, pop over to Ravon’s blog and subscribe.  Finally, tweet this post and you can qualify four freakin’ times!  That’s gold!  I’ll collect all the votes and draw a random winner on Saturday, March 16th.  May the luck of the Irish be with you!  Ravon will contact the winner, so don’t forget to leave an e-mail address with your comment (in the blah blah at whatever dot com format–damn spambots).  Feel free to tell me which ways you are qualifying so I don’t hurt my wee little brain with all the counting. 🙂

Since I can’t win, I’m going to have to buy this one, because it sounds right up my alley.  Smokin’ hot sci-fi guys!  Yum.

Now, on with the show!

Hi, Ravon!  Great to have you here.  Let’s get right into it, shall we?  Screw the foreplay!  Do you have a character you’ve written who you most strongly identify with?  Who and why?

Ooh, tough question! I often write characters who I’d like to be, not who I actually am, but let me think…

I think I relate to both Nick and Julian, from Alpha, which was my first novel. I see some of my ambition in Nick, and I see a lot of my uncertainties in Julian.  I want to do great things and go places, but I always second guess if I’m good enough.

What got you interested in writing M/M?

I can honestly say that it was yaoi manga that first got me into the genre. I hadn’t realized there was fiction out there that had gay characters, and I began devouring it as soon as I found it. That also led me to find slash fiction for anime and video game characters, which I read and enjoyed. That was back in high school. I’ve mostly grown out of yaoi, but once I got to college and got my Kindle, I found M/M.

Writing it came along with reading it, with one minor caveat. My very first novel, written before I graduated high school, was the WaterLord Trilogy, which I always intended to contain gay characters. A lot of people told me it would never sell, though, so I focused on other things until I realized how popular M/M was. I began writing more M/M, and soon enough I started going for publication. Then I realized I could take my old story, improve it, and finally share it. So in a way, it came full circle.

You write a lot of high fantasy and science fiction.  What authors/books inspired your love for those genres?

I always loved fantasy and sci fi, even as a child, when I mostly read animal fantasy such as Tad William’s excellent TailChaser’s Song. I got into high fantasy when I read the Wheel of Time series, which to this day is my favorite series of all time, warts and all. As for science fiction, I can’t think of a series that influenced my love for it early on, but there are plenty of science fiction authors out there now, including John Scalzi, who I really enjoy. A lot of my sci fi explores themes that I don’t see often in mainstream sci fi, though.

What is your writing process like?  Are you a planner?  Pantster?  What is your favorite writing tool or tip?

I’m definitely a pantser, although I tend to have the ending of the story in my head at the very least. Of course, it doesn’t always turn out the way I intended.

My favorite piece of writing advice? Hmm…I can’t think of one that is more helpful than any other. It took me a long time to write well, and I’m still improving. But I think one piece of advice that helped me is to remember that my first draft is never as good as I think it is. It’s always good to step back from your writing for a while after finishing and edit it later. You’ll find many more mistakes that way.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

42!

I see you are privy to the top secret woodchuck information [Ravon and Kimber do the woodchuck handshake complete with buck-teeth chattering].

Do you believe in Happily Ever Afters in real life?  Why or why not?

I don’t think Happily Ever After in the fantasy sense is realistic. A story is never truly over, and no matter how romantic and wonderful a romance is, there will always be the annoyances and fights and challenges down the road. But a slow, quiet life together, taking the challenges as they go? Sure, that can happen. A true loving relationship is measured at the end, not the beginning. Real romance is an elderly couple walking slowly down the road without even realizing they are walking in perfect sync with each other. 

Who are your favorite M/M authors right now and why?

Hmm…I tend to have favorite books, not favorite authors, but I’ve loved a lot of what Mark Alders has written. Mark writes a lot of science fiction, which is less common than other things in M/M. Also, I loved Outcast Mine by Jamie Craig.

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what one book, one CD, and one type of food would you choose to have with you?

Food is easy-chocolate. As for book, probably something long, as I read fast. Maybe Andrew Ashling’s Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse? They’re long and complex. And CD…I’m easy with music. I have the ability to like anything if I listen to it enough times, so probably just a CD of the top music on the charts or something.

 If you were conducting this interview, what question would you want to ask yourself and how would you answer it?

Yikes, the hardest question yet! 😛 Hmm…I’d ask what kind of themes I go for in my writing and how I got the ideas for my stories. And now I get to talk about my books!

For Perils of Forgotten Pain and Remembrance, I wanted to explore the concept of a cyborg. In a lot of sci fi, cyborgs are present, but they are the faceless enemy, or a way to show lots of explosions and ridiculous battles. I wanted to see how changing the human body would affect someone, and in Perils, how changing memories could affect someone. Herman and Aldric, the main characters in Perils and Remembrance, are some of the most complex characters I’ve come up with.

For Alpha, I wanted to explore social inequality. Even today, access to good schools, tutors, and high economic standing has a huge effect on life success. I took that to an extreme with the idea of an intelligence increasing machine that only the rich have access too, creating a giant social gulf where intelligence is the only thing that matters.

As for the Waterlord Trilogy, like I said above, it was my first novel. I wanted to write a pure fantasy, and it also addresses the idea of the outcast, since the main character is a water mage driven out of a society ruled by fire mages.  

Please give us a two-hundred word teaser from your latest release, as well as the tag line for your book. J

I’ll share a bit of Remembrance with you.

The world is ending, but love can remain.

The war is over. The majority of humanity has fled the dying planet to live in space, leaving behind a chemical called Overgrowth that will speed up the restoration of the war torn world.

But some were left behind, and not all by choice. A chapter of humanity is coming to an end. Aldric, a soldier who thought he had nothing left, finds a city that is struggling to hang on to life despite predations by desperate killers. There he meets Daniel, a historian who sees potential even in destruction. Aldric agrees to help Daniel with his project to catalogue what will be the end of civilization on Earth for nearly a thousand years. In doing so, he may even find love, but only if Daniel can put aside his own past and accept Aldric’s feelings.

If that sounds interesting to you, leave a comment on the blog! I will select one person at random and send them a free PDF copy of Remembrance!

For more of my work, you can check out my blog here!  Don’t forget to follow for an extra chance to win!  

I have lots of books, and a free read that is ongoing right now. If you want a free New Adult M/M story with a dash of fantasy fun, check out Freshmen Blues on my blog. The first chapter is already up!

For direct links to buy my books, check out my author page at Extasy here.

Thanks so much for stopping over to chat, Ravon!  I look forward to checking out your work!

Thank you so much for having me! J


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