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Pick Your Pleasure With Erotica Author Jayne Rylon

BY , FEBRUARY 04, 2013 | PERMALINK

For her very first self-published book, award-winning erotica author Jayne Rylon has done something truly unique. Instead of writing linear story requiring a passive reader, she has created a book where you get to Pick Your Pleasure! Interested in learning more about this digital experiment gone right? Today the author stops by the RT blog to explain just how her book works and answer our questions.

Thanks so much for inviting me over to talk about my favorite experiment! I have to admit the idea for this book came from my brother. He called me from a bar in NYC, where he was out with a group of his friends, late last year and told me they'd come up with a "great idea" for a book.  I wasn't convinced. Until he told me what it was. A book like the ones we'd had as kids, where the readers get to decide what happens in the story (except in Pick Your Pleasure there's no path that leads to violent death, which always seemed to be an option in the old ones).


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Spoiled: Tiffany Reisz On What Readers Can Expect In The Mistress

BY , JANUARY 31, 2013 | PERMALINK

If you're a fan of Tiffany Reisz's kinky Original Sinners series, you've probably got one big question on your mind: Who will Nora choose? Reisz's last book, The Prince, left us with a cliffhanger, and the final book in the author's quartet will finally reveal who Nora truly loves: The young, vanilla Wesley or longtime Dom Søren. Today the author shares some details about what readers can expect in The Mistress.

Not a day passes online that one of my readers doesn't call me a sadist. Some writers might take this as an insult, but in the world of The Original Sinners, it's something of a compliment. Even if it wasn't I could hardly argue. I left my readers at the end of The Prince (book three in the series) with a nasty cliffhanger. My leading lady, Mistress Nora Sutherlin, is gone. Poof. Vanished. All that we know is someone from Kingsley and Søren's past is involved, someone with a grudge. 


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Kelly Jamieson On Cheating And The Ménage Romance

BY , JANUARY 23, 2013 | PERMALINK

Cheating can be a very polarizing subject among romance readers. For some, it's a deal breaker, while others are able to look past it. But what about in a ménage romance? Is turning a twosome into a threesome cheating, and how do characters move past any jealous feelings that occur? Author Kelly Jamieson takes a realistic look at her latest erotic romance, Rule of Three — about a woman who learns that her boyfriend has the hots for his best guy friend — and explores the reasoning behind ménage romance.

I’ve written a number of ménage stories and more than once the question has come up about “cheating”. A survey by Glamour Magazine found that 86% of men said it’s not cheating if their partner makes out with another woman. When I related that statistic to my husband, he laughed. But what percentage of women would think the same thing if they found their husband kissing another man?

What if he was kissing his best friend?


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Behind The Sex Scene With Author Boone Brux

BY , JANUARY 23, 2013 | PERMALINK

Whether you like 'em every other chapter or as a grand finale at the end of a love story, sex scenes can make or break a romance. Writing a good sex scene isn't easy, and today paranormal romance author Boone Brux reveals that it isn't always glamorous, either! The author of Shield of Fire and more recently, Kiss of the Betrayer, Brux shares her essential tips for writing a smoldering sex scene.

Heaving, throbbing, pulsing—sex in romance novels is more popular than ever. But what trials and tribulations does a writer face when crafting some of the most anticipated passages in a book? You might think that your favorite author merely opens her current work-in-progress, lays fingers to the keyboard, and dances out a ballet of sexual perfection in about an hour. Don’t I wish?

As an author who has written many a steamy scene, I can tell you that the end result doesn’t necessarily mirror the process. In my case, I craft these scenes in the morning when I’m still in my wongie-waistbands and sweatshirt, sucking down a bucket of coffee, and about as far from aroused as one woman can get.


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Tags: Erotica
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Romance Author Stephanie Julian Shares Her Success Story

BY , JANUARY 17, 2013 | PERMALINK
Author Stephanie Julian has made a name for herself publishing sultry e-book titles as well as terrific paranormal books in her Forgotten Goddesses series. And now Julian's career is kicking into overdrive with her first release with a big six publisher. This month's release, By Private Invitation, is an erotic romance about an antiques dealer who finds herself caught up in a steamy affair with a domineering hotel tycoon. We asked the author to share her success story and how she crafted her latest release.

As a writer, I’m one of the lucky ones. I’ve been making a living at it since I graduated from college with an English degree (and no idea what I was going to do with it).

Writing is the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do and it hasn’t come easy. And, in some ways, that made the sale of By Private Invitation that much sweeter.

I wrote the book several years ago but wasn’t able to sell it. That’s a familiar refrain for any writer. I guess it just wasn’t the right time.


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Video Interview: Stephanie Draven

BY , JANUARY 16, 2013 | PERMALINK

Stephanie Draven is known for penning historical tales of love and romance, but this month she is taking a brief departure from her Mythica series and shifting gears from mythological-inspired tales to the roaring '20s. The digital-first novella in the author's collection "Love Me Or Leave Me," is out now and in February the anthology It Stings So Sweet, which earned an RT Top Pick! will be released. The book contains three tales of young Prohibition Era women — all from various classes — who discover their forbidden desires. In this video interview, Draven tells us more about her fascination with history, her latest project and how the 1920s inspired her desire to write about women coming into their own.


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Spoiled: Kate Douglas On Her New Spirit Wild Series

BY , JANUARY 16, 2013 | PERMALINK

Wolf Tales fans, get ready for more delicious Chanku shifters! Author Kate Douglas is beginning a new series set in her familiar Chanku world, starting with Dark Wolf, which releases this April. Although the author's new Spirit Wild series will be set in the same universe and feature some familiar faces, there will be a whole new batch of shifters readers will get to know. Today get a special sneak peek at Dark Wolf as the author answers some of our burning questions about her new series.

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In your upcoming Spirit Wild series, you will be returning to the Chanku world. These shapeshifters have a special place in many readers' hearts because of the characters difficult journeys into modern society. What makes the Chanku so special to you?


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Author Lauren Jameson Interviews Author Beth Kery

BY , JANUARY 15, 2013 | PERMALINK

Once the norm, serialized novels — books released in installments — fell out of favor. However, in 2012 serials started to gain in popularity, especially in the erotic romance genre. Today two authors with hot, hot, hot serials discuss what it is like to offer their work to readers in increments. Warning: Discussion of BDSM billionaires ahead!

Lauren Jameson: As a writer, I draw a lot of inspiration from the stories of others. One of my all time favorites is my fellow Penguin author, the fabulous Beth Kery, who wrote the incomparable New York Times best selling serial Because You Are Mine. I'm smack in the middle of the release of my own serialized novel, Surrender to Temptation, and had a bunch of questions for Beth. She was kind enough to let me pick her brain.


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Lucky 13: Our Most Anticipated Erotic Romance Books Coming in 2013

BY , JANUARY 11, 2013 | PERMALINK

With a new year comes resolutions, new beginnings and best of all ... new books! This month we'll be sharing thirteen titles across the genres we're looking forward to in 2013, continuing with erotic romance releases! So just in case your TBR list wasn't already a mile long, here are a dozen (plus one!) erotic romance titles we're anticipating in 2013:


 

Rush by Maya Banks

Releases February 2013


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New Year, New Erotica Giveaway

BY , JANUARY 09, 2013 | PERMALINK

As you might imagine, we get a lot of books, advanced review copies and manuscripts sent to us here at the RT office. Here's our current mountain, which, believe it or not, was recently sorted:

We know, you're probably salivating. It's a lot of books, and most of them we either donate or give away. And that's where you, dear reader, benefit! Among the heaps of genre fiction are five finished copies of recently released erotic romances that, in an effort to keep our New Year's resolution of being more tidy, we must part with. But fear not, our loss is your gain! We're giving one lucky reader a chance to win all five books!

What better way to start off 2013 than with a stack of new erotica, right? Here's what's up for grabs:

Unbound by Celeste Bradley and Susan Donovan


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