Here is my interview with John Tucker

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Here’s an interview with yours truly conducted by Fiona McVie.

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Name —-  John Tucker

Age  ——  51

Where are you from — Georgia. I’ve probably lived in a dozen cities. My parents moved every years or so. Thanks to my three evil exes, I’ve lived in several others.

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc

I’m pretty private about my past. What I have divulged is that I only have a high school diploma, been married/divorced three times, have two sons, and I’m a irresponsible Gemini.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

Well, I’ve released the sequel to my erotica drama Twelve Doors to Ecstasy – Two Days to Passion, and a thriller titled Mouse and Katt. I’m a multi-genre author so I rarely have back to back books in the same category. My Publisher, Fountain Blue, is also close to releasing my sequel to Divisive – The Fifth Game. It’s a sexy study in psychological…

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My Interview with Maggie James – Mistress of Darkness

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I met Maggie a few weeks ago and found a kindred spirit. An author who leads her readers on a voyage into the dark recesses of a demented character’s mind. While she toes the gray area between good and evil, Maggie’s novels bring out the worst in it’s people – and you’ll love every twisted page of it.

Here’s her Amazon Bio ~~~ Maggie James is a British author who lives in Bristol. She writes psychological suspense novels.
The first draft of her first novel, entitled His Kidnapper’s Shoes, was written whilst travelling in Bolivia. Maggie was inspired by an impending milestone birthday along with a healthy dose of annoyance at having procrastinated for so long in writing a novel. His Kidnapper’s Shoes was published in both paperback and e-book format in 2013, followed by her second novel, entitled Sister, Psychopath. Her third novel, Guilty Innocence, like her first two, features her home city of Bristol. She has recently published her fourth novel, The Second Captive. Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist. Diet and health remain high on her list of interests, along with travel. Accountancy does not, but then it never did. The urge to pack a bag and go off travelling is always lurking in the background! When not writing, going to the gym, practising yoga or travelling, Maggie can be found seeking new four-legged friends to pet; animals are a lifelong love!

Now, dare to read our interview and, just in case, you might want to leave the light on and ignore the terrors just outside the corner of your eye.

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Thanks for dropping by my man cave, Maggie. Ignore the bodies in the corner, grab a chair, and get comfortable.

I appreciate your time, John. Just looking around this place has given me an idea for a new psychological-horror based book.

You’re too kind. Now, tell us about your recent release and what do you have planned for the remainder of 2015?

My latest novel is The Second Captive, published in November 2014. It’s based on the fascinating psychological condition known as Stockholm syndrome, in which victims sympathise with their abusers/kidnappers. Until someone has experienced such a situation, it’s hard to grasp how a human being can identify with the person who threatens his/her entire existence. I’m interested in why people act the way they do, so for me, Stockholm syndrome was an incredible phenomenon to explore.

As for the rest of 2015, I hope to write my fifth novel. I’m still toying with the subject though! In the meantime, I’m putting together a series of short psychological suspense stories, which I’ll release throughout the summer. Time allowing, I also intend to pen a non-fiction offering aimed at novice writers. If I can help a newbie or two whilst continuing my own writing journey, I’ll be delighted to do so!

From stalking your Facebook page it appears you like to travel. Where would you go if money wasn’t an object?

That’s a no-brainer. One place stands out for me; Antarctica – stunning, remote, and enigmatic. I have a photo of its amazing ice cliffs in my goals list and I look at it every day, imagining myself there eventually.

Not just Antarctica though. I love South America, having spent ten happy months there in 2010 and 2011, but I didn’t visit the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island, or Patagonia. I’d love to combine these four places into one fantastic trip. Afterwards I’d head off to spend more time in Bolivia, a country of which I have fond memories. Why? Well, it’s where I conceived and gave birth to my first born novel, His Kidnapper’s Shoes. Travellers often overlook Bolivia in favour of the better-known attractions of Peru, but it’s a gorgeous country. The salt flats near Uyuni rank as the most surreal place I’ve visited in my decades of travelling, and the closest I’ve ever felt to being on another planet. They’re incredible!

In your opinion, what’s the worst thing an author can do when writing his novel? For me, it’s slicing a real person’s throat to time how long it takes them to die.

You’ve done that too? Awesome! Hmm, let’s see. I’m torn between two possibilities here. The first would be to sneak his/her personal opinions into the storyline. This often happens with political or religious issues, and I find it off-putting. To me, that’s creating propaganda instead of fiction.

It’s usually easy to spot this one. Typically, a character will espouse a viewpoint that has no bearing on the plot, expanding at length via unnecessary dialogue or inner thoughts. If axing such material wouldn’t affect the storyline, then it’s likely the author is deploying a spot of personal propaganda.

The second is not to care about style, grammar, spelling, etc. On balance, I reckon that’s worse.

When/If you’re afflicted by Writers Block, what do you do?

I don’t often get writer’s block because I’m very much a planner when it comes to my fiction. I’ve tried winging it, but that approach doesn’t work for me; I need structure. I sketch out the format in advance, chapter by chapter, scene by scene, with an outline for what I intend to write. I also note down what I want the characters and reader to feel, along with anything else I judge relevant – tense, point of view, etc. That way, when I sit down to write, I have a guideline in place. It definitely helps.

However, I did get a form of writer’s block on my recent trip to Asia, during which I intended to plan my fifth novel. I came up with the basic theme, but I’m stuck on how to conclude the plot. I still haven’t solved that one! I know that trying to force my brain into creativity never works. Often, if I don’t think too hard about an issue, whether it’s concerning writing or anything else, the right answer surfaces eventually.

Could you describe your novel writing process – from idea to publication?

Sure! Let’s start with the basic idea. Every time I get inspiration, I note it down. I must have over fifty possible plots, all recorded in OneNote. Maybe I’ll never use most of them, but it’s good to have them all in one place. When the time comes for me to start my next novel, I check through my list for anything that leaps out at me, screaming, ‘Write me! Write me!’

Besides ideas for plots, I also work with themes I want to examine. For example, His Kidnapper’s Shoes focuses on the theme of forgiveness. Betrayal is another topic on which I’ll probably base a future novel. Lots of potential there!

I’m drawn to anything that engenders strong emotions and their consequences. The idea for Guilty Innocence came about through considering how it might feel to discover a loved one was hiding a murky past; hence the character of Mark Slater, a convicted child-killer. I doubt any crime, apart from genocide, sparks such fierce emotions as the taking of a young life, and understandably so.

Once I’ve decided on my topic, I start planning. At every stage of my writing, I use Scrivener, awesome writing software that makes organising my work a cinch. To get me going, I have a novel template set up in Scrivener, complete with tabs for characters, location, research etc. I then take a one-sentence summary of the plot and expand it into a full outline. Once I’m happy with my road map, I get stuck into the writing.

I love to challenge myself with each book. For example, in The Second Captive I explored writing in scenes, rather than complete chapters, something I’d not done before. The novel differs from my others, not just because of the scenes but because it was in two distinct parts, along with a prologue and epilogue. For my next novel, I’ll challenge myself to write the first draft much quicker. I aim for 2,000 words per day, but I’d like to achieve 3,000.

After I’ve finished writing, I send a synopsis of the novel to Donna, my wonderful graphic designer. I’ve tried designing my own covers, but I’m aware I lack the required ‘eye’. People judge books by their covers, and a shoddy home made version won’t cut it. You’d laugh if you saw my pathetic attempts!

The next stage is to put the novel aside for at least a month, so that when I edit it, I do so with a fresh eye. I print off the whole document in Word and work through it, noting typos, where the narrative doesn’t flow, etc. I then make any necessary amendments, before starting a more through grammar and line edit, pruning out unnecessary words, using stronger verbs and nouns, and tightening everything. It takes many edits before I’m ready to send the final draft to my wonderful beta readers, who have been a huge source of help. Their feedback was invaluable for my last novel, The Second Captive.

When I’m happy that I’ve polished the book as far as I can, I import it back into Scrivener and compile it into the e-book version, before formatting the paperback one. Pressing the button on Amazon and other publishing sites to release a new book into the world is scary, but so worth it!

Last question. What’s your favored way to write – first, second, third, or any variation, and which is your least favorite option?

Typing first, handwriting second. Despite my appalling keyboard skills, I type my novels. I’m a two-fingered typist and slow as well, although I’ve spent hours trying to improve my skills. Somehow, I just can’t master the ten-fingered approach, and I loathe it with a passion! So I’ve resigned myself to rattling along as fast as I can, and as I’ve said, I aim for 2,000 words per session, which isn’t too terrible, I guess. My wrists wouldn’t bear any more on a regular basis, so as part of my goal to achieve 3,000 words per day, I’ll hand write the last 1,000 and then transcribe them using voice recognition software. I’ve tried to create my novels using such software, but it doesn’t work; I can’t be creative in my head whilst worrying about dictating punctuation, spacing, etc.

Thanks for the excellent interview. Maggie.
Now,lets see what kind of gruesome novels have erupted from her grisly mind.

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MJ 1 HIS KIDNAPPER’S SHOES

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SYNOPSIS — Daniel Bateman is one angry man. He’s just discovered a devastating truth; the woman who calls herself his mother is really his kidnapper. Snatched from his birth family when he was four years old, Daniel’s always been tormented with vague memories from his former life. When he is confronted with a second shattering revelation, his life falls apart; booze and casual sex help numb the pain.

Daniel knows one thing for sure. He’ll never be able to forgive his kidnapper. Never. Because of her, he’s been denied his dream of becoming an artist. More importantly, he’d have grown up with a mother he could love instead of one he can barely tolerate. And the shadow of his controlling stepfather wouldn’t have darkened his life.

Furious, his life in pieces, Daniel needs the answer to just one question. Why did Laura Bateman kidnap him? He’s not sure he’ll ever find out. The woman now under arrest for his kidnap twenty-two years ago isn’t talking. Laura Bateman doesn’t believe a crime has been committed; to her, stealing Daniel seemed her only option at the time. Until she receives Daniel’s forgiveness, something he’s sworn she’ll never get, Laura’s staying silent as to what really happened all those years ago.

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An author to watch! Fantastic gripping psychological suspense novel., September 20, 2014

By Maxine (Booklover Catlady) (United Kingdom) This review is from: His Kidnapper’s Shoes – a Psychological Suspense Thriller (Kindle Edition)

A fantastic psychological suspense novel from British author Maggie James. I read this over a few hours and was gripped from start to finish, I love a book like that.

This is the second book I’ve read by her and this book has great insights into the human psyche, the elements of light and shade in the personality. The writing is crisp, honest and is not afraid to table some difficult topics directly, openly.

It’s a suspenseful book that really pulls together pieces of a jigsaw puzzle over it’s pages, I enjoyed the switching POV between Daniel and his mother throughout the book. Some topics are tackled that are not comfortable to read, but enhances the book rather than detracts.

If you like a good read with a psychological twist element then grab this one, you may find yourself like me at times liking then loathing the main characters, but you will feel you know them very well by the end of the novel. I loved it, every word and am keen to read more from Maggie James.

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SISTER PSYCHOPATH MJ 2

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SYNOPSIS — When they were children, Megan Copeland adored her younger sister Chloe. Now she can hardly bear to be in the same room as her. Megan believes Chloe to be a psychopath. After all, her sister’s a textbook case: cold, cruel and lacking in empathy. Chloe loves to taunt Megan at every opportunity, as well as manipulating their mentally ill mother, Tilly, a woman blind to Chloe’s sociopathic nature. Chloe currently has her eye on James Matthews, Tilly’s employer. Except it’s not James Chloe wants, but his wealth. Moreover, she has every intention of getting her hands on it, and soon. James, however, is preoccupied with his own conflicts. Both his marriages have been failures. Now Megan’s former lover, Toby Turner, is causing him to question everything in his life. When Tilly, under Chloe’s malignant influence, becomes dangerously unstable, the consequences turn ugly for everyone. Megan’s world falls apart, allowing long-buried secrets to rise to the surface. Her sister’s out of control, it seems, and there’s little Megan can do about it. Until she realises Chloe is targeting Toby Turner next, and planning to step well beyond the rules… A study of sibling rivalry and dysfunctional relationships, Sister Psychopath tells the story of one woman’s struggle to survive the damage inflicted by her sociopathic sister.

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A psychological thriller that will leave you at the edge of your seat! By Sheri A. Wilkinson on August 2, 2014 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

Megan and Chloe Copeland are sisters. Maggie lives with her mother Tilly, a woman suffering from mental illness. Chloe is cruel to her mother, actually she is manipulative, mean spirited and cruel to just about everyone, Megan included. In Megan’s opinion Chloe is showing signs of being a sociopath.

Chloe manipulates her mother into destroying the life of her boss James Matthews, a man that both Tilly and Chloe have their eyes on. Only thing is, Chloe is just after his money. Then there is Toby Turner, Megan’s long time friend and one time lover. When Chloe decides to mess with Toby, Megan has had enough and decides to try to stop her sister at any cost.

A well written fantastic psychological thriller, that delves deep into the pysche and mind of the mentally ill. I could understand Megan’s frustrations, insecurities, and difficulties living with a bipolar/schizophrenic mother.

The secrets, twist, turns and surprises made the story more compelling, I truly could not put it down. Sister Psychopath is family dysfunction at its worst. I strongly recommend to those who love psychological thrillers.

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MJ 3 GUILTY INNOCENCE

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SYNOPSIS — Two eleven-year-old boys. One two-year-old girl. A murder that shocked the nation. Ten years after being convicted of the brutal killing of a toddler, Mark Slater, formerly Joshua Barker, is released on parole from prison. Only the other boy jointly sentenced for Abby Morgan’s murder, the twisted and violent Adam Campbell, knows the truth. That Mark played no part in Abby’s death. Four years later, Mark’s on-off girlfriend discovers a letter revealing his conviction as a child killer. At risk of having his protective cover made public, Mark’s need to confront the injustice of his sentence becomes overwhelming. Desperate to find answers, he initiates a friendship with Abby’s older sister, something strictly prohibited by the terms of his parole. Rachel Morgan, however, unaware of Mark’s former identity, is battling her own emotional demons. Meanwhile, circumstances have thrust Mark back in contact with Adam Campbell, who, aged twenty-five, is more domineering and chilling than ever. Can Mark rewrite history and confront his nemesis? A gritty novel examining child murder and dysfunctional families, Guilty Innocence tells of one man’s struggle to break free from his past.

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A Deep, Dark Thriller By Beth on March 3, 2014 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

I’ve lately become quite a fan of the author and have enjoyed some of her other books so I knew this would be equally good. I have to admit that I spent much of the book truly disliking Natalie and her sneaking, deceitful ways. Even if Mark were guilty no one deserves a girlfriend like that. It’s a testament to the author’s talent that she can write such a disagreeable character who provokes such a strong response.

This was such a deep, dark, thought provoking story. It was a fast read but it stayed with me even after I turned the last page. Mark’s journey and struggle to prove his innocence was so emotional and suspenseful that it left me mentally exhausted but it was totally worth every moment that I spent holding my breath! This was another excellent book by a truly talented author. Thriller fans are sure to thoroughly enjoy it!

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THE SECOND CAPTIVE  MJ 4

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SYNOPSIS — Stockholm syndrome: the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with his or her captor. What happens when you love the man you should hate? Beth Sutton is eighteen years old when Dominic Perdue abducts her. Held prisoner in a basement, she’s dependent upon him for food, clothes, her very existence. As the months pass, her hatred towards him changes to compassion. Beth never allows herself to forget, however, that her captor has killed another woman. She has evidence to prove it, not to mention Dominic’s own admission of murder. Then Beth escapes… And discovers Dominic Perdue is not a man who lets go easily. Meanwhile, despite being reunited with her family, she spirals into self-destructive behaviour. Release from her prison isn’t enough, it seems. Can Beth also break free from the clutches of Stockholm syndrome? A study of emotional dependency, The Second Captive examines how love can assume strange guises.

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PULSE QUICKENING SUSPENSE By Michael W. Smart on November 24, 2014 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

In my reviews of previous Maggie James novels, I’ve mentioned her uncanny talent for planting you inside her characters’ heads, conveying a sense of logical rationality to their psychological dysfunctions. It’s worth repeating, since Maggie’s latest release, The Second Captive, is another excellent example.

The psychological flaws of her characters, so convincingly drawn by an author having no background in psychology, are testament to her talent. Her characters grope like blind persons through the maelstrom of their lives, bumping into bits and pieces of a deeper mystery surrounding them, which they cannot see. If you weren’t inside their heads, you would consider their behavior aberrant, certainly deviant, the kind of morbid and tragic stuff you see on the evening news. Being inside their heads, their behavior is rendered understandable, even reasonable. It’s a perspective this author excels at, creating histories and circumstances for her characters which draw the reader into a fascinating psychological pathology.

The Second Captive also illustrates Maggie’s mastery at combining psychology and suspense. She weaves the threads of these disparate characters and their histories into a compelling mystery, hinted at along the way, but revealed to her characters and readers alike, only after unsuspected twists, turns, and false starts. The kind of suspense to keep you planted in one spot turning page after page until you reach the end, leaving you in hungry anticipation for what Maggie James will conjure up next.

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My Interview With Ginger Sharp — Red Hot Erotica Writer

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Ginger Sharp is a truly wonderful woman with a brash sense of humor and an audaciousness that people either love or don’t. I’m pretty sure she doesn’t care either. 🙂 She’s also a talented author and a friend!!!  Here’s her Amazon Bio ~~~

Ginger Sharp resides in New Jersey. For many years she worked in the information technology field. She has a love for traveling to other countries. Ginger is an avid supporter of animal welfare. Her first book, “Lost Her,” made its debut in 2013 on Amazon and has been followed by many other steamy adult romance novels.

Now, check out my interview with this sexy and opinionated author.

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Hello, Ginger. Thanks for dropping by. Have a seat, relax and get ready for my first question. What’s your latest release, and what’s your plans for 2015???

Thanks, John. Always happy to talk with you. Well, Designed Addiction, which was released back in September, is my newest novel. I have 5 books all ¾ of the way done, but I just need to focus on completing them. I’m attending several book signings this year, so hopefully the travel will give me some new ideas.

Going into the March ‘Damn, That’s Hot Erotica Event’ do you have any goals during and after your participation?

To complete all my projects and stay focused. Besides writing, I’m also restoring a car that needs to be completed before June. I’m sure 2015 will be a super busy year for me. 🙂

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When you write a sex scene, how much of your actual sex life do you put into it?

Not much since my man isn’t into the kink as much as I am. I do a lot of porn watching and then use what I learn in the bedroom and in my books. My man is hard to get drunk, so I can’t take advantage of him the way I want.

Have you ever encountered any hate or bias about your hobby/profession from people in your real life or Facebook life — and how did you handle it?

Yes, and I deal with it by just ignoring it. Some neighbor’s love what I do and others turn their backs on me. Let’s just say that this past Halloween, I didn’t have any trick or treaters come to my door.

Would you say your sex life has improved since you started writing erotica and, if so, how?

  I think my sex life improved as soon as the kid moved out and my man and I were able to get back to making those loud noises.

Have you ever written about a sexual fetish or act that you’ve never done in real life and, if so, what is it and why haven’t you?

Yes, where the man eats sushi off his wife’s body while she’s tied down to the kitchen table. I’ve never done it since my guy doesn’t eat sushi, darn!

Thanks for an interesting conversation, Ginger.  I look forward to partying with you at our Upcoming Facebook Event. Let’s take a look at three of your Erotica novels.

Event List Also Piper Kay !!

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JADED LEGACY : PARKER’S LEGACY

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SYNOPSIS — New Zealand heir, Parker Nevil has received a lot of pressure from his parents to settle down. He’s only twenty-five year old and thinks he has plenty of time for love and a family. But does he?
Parker soon finds a woman whose image he can’t clear from his head. She’s a stunning American red-haired beauty with a take charge attitude. He instantly falls for Vikki and tries to clean up his act in order to get Vicki to commit to him. From a distance, a family member feels the American woman is no good for him and plots to destroy their relationship.

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Jaded Legacy March 15, 2015 By Lynn Smith Verified Purchase

Parker is pretty much a player and no matter how much his parents want him to settle down. he isn’t ready. Until he is introduced to Vicki. He knows she is the one. Vicki is coming out of a bad relationship and isn’t sure she is ready for another. Something about Parker draws him to her. As their relationship heats up , things from the past start intruding and start tearing it apart.
I loved Parker, he was honest about his past and had no problem being honest about his feelings. I liked Vicki and wasn’t to sure about her personality but as I got farther into the book I really enjoyed how she was. Really wonderful book. Hot sex a few tearjerker moments and one hell of a cliffhanger. Can’t wait to read the second book.

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SYNOPSIS — Tony Verducci is a single father with a brooding Jersey-sized chip on his shoulder about life, love, and women. Cassi York is a trusting California Girl who expects the best out of everyone and is slowly becoming disillusioned about romance and men.

When these two lost neighbors meet, sparks fly, tempers flare, and both learn to deal with the baggage in their mutual lives. Stalemate is a modern day story about how opposites attract regardless of their rocky pasts and present situations.

Can Tony and Cassi prove that love can always find a way, or will they lose each other in the rough waters of New Jersey.

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A Queen, A King, and an Arousing Game of Stalemate. October 2, 2014 By J.D.Tucker Format:Kindle Edition

Stalemate is about the age old drama that brings direct opposites together into a heated, yet meaningful relationship. Tony is a jaded Jersey boy with a chip on his shoulder about love. Cassi is a sunny California girl hiding a few dark secrets of her own about romance. When they first meet, sparks fly – and not the good kind. Cassi irritates Tony, so he irritates her. Eventually they bond over his five year old daughter, Izzy. Ginger Sharp’s Stalemate is a realistic look at rough relationships and the physical mountains and emotional hurdles people have to climb before they accept the inevitable – and give in to their passions.

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SYNOPSIS After a tragic loss left Pedro Araya alone to raise his only infant son, he called his life cursed. In his mourning, he focuses on raising his son properly and running his family farm in Costa Rica. When he meets Katie, the sultry unyielding vixen that has him falling in love, he has a hard time exposing his son to the newest love in his life. Pedro knows he can never find love again. He’s meant to be alone and must concentrate on his little boy.

Katie is ruthless in pursuing the wholesome farmer. She always gets what she wants and if she doesn’t, her wicked temper comes to the forefront. Pedro knows the beauty is all wrong for him. He’s a simple man and is no match for the spoiled and oh so naughty Katie and her scandalous famous family.

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Drug me in and Kept me March 26, 2014

By Deborah B. Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

I have to say that at first I was a wondering a little at this story. I was sure it was going to break my heart. Pedro has been a single parent since his wife died in childbirth. He believes he is cursed. He has only had sex a few times. These are the short facts. Then he meets Katie. She is beautiful, smart, and a virgin. She is also more experienced in sex than Pedro. This book will have you laughing, squirming, and wanting to shake some sense into people. Star-crossed lovers would be an accurate description of these love birds. He is a simple farm boy from Costa Rica. She is an outgoing bisexual party girl from America. What could possibly go wrong?

Once I really got going on this story, I could not put it down. When I had to drive, I just plugged in the headphones and switched over to the text-to-talk option. I did not want to miss a moment. This was a delightful story of a sophisticated girl with a somewhat backward love interest. I kept a smile on my face for most of the story. I hope that all that read it find it as enjoyable as I did.

This book definitely gets a 4 star rating from me. Even though I knew people that had already read it, I did not want details so that I could experience it myself. I cannot wait to read more of this authors work.

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My Interview With Frey Ortega — Hot Author, Hotter Books

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I met Mr. Ortega at a Facebook event a few weeks ago and found him to be a charming and fascinating author. As you can tell from the picture above, he’s shy too. 🙂 He’s also an up-and-coming M/M Erotica writer for Siren Publishing and one of the Featured writers in the fast approaching Facebook happening – Damn, That’s Hot Erotica Mega-Author Event – March 19-23rd!!!

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Here’s his Amazon Bio —-  Frey Ortega writes erotic romance, primarily of the gay variety. He lives in what a friend affectionately calls “the south-easternmost part of Spain,” which is an archipelago called the Philippines. He’s a graduate of the Royal, Pontifical, and Catholic University in Manila, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. Primarily, he works as a writer, a novelist, sometimes a video game journalist, and overall a homebody who spends way too much time on the internet.

He loves writing about people, especially people of all different shapes, sizes and backgrounds, falling in love. You might also find him playing video games from time to time! His favorite ones are MMORPGs, and role-playing games in general (and not just the ones in the bedroom.)
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Now, read my entertaining conversation with Frey~~~

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Hello, Frey!  Thanks for dropping by.  Grab a chair and let’s get this conversation rolling. First up, what’s your latest release, and what’s your plans for 2015???

Thank you, John. It’s great to be here. Okay, my latest release is called Lysander, the second book of the Lykaios series. It’s a continuation of Theron’s story, where the Hawthorne Hotel and Resort is being built on Lykaios Island. For 2015, I plan on releasing more books, and take one step closer to becoming an exclusive with my publisher!

Going into the March ‘Damn, That’s Hot Erotica Event’ do you have any goals during and after your participation?

Mostly just to have fun and make sure people get to know who I am and my work. I hope more people enjoy what I write. 🙂 Also, a whole lot more hot studs…

When you write a sex scene, how much of your actual sex life do you put into it?

None. I’m actually a virgin in real life, so most of the sex I put in my sex scenes are occasions of sex that I WANT to have in real life! There are so many hot scenes that I’m still thinking of writing so I guess I’m putting in all the types of sex I want to have into my books…  (Editor’s Note — That admission alone should compel you to check out his work.  🙂  )

Have you ever encountered any hate or bias about your hobby/profession from people in your real life or Facebook life — and how did you handle it?

Actually, people from real life have been very nice to me and supportive. Writing erotica is my current profession and they all don’t seem to think much of it, in a sense that they don’t pester me or try to make me feel any lesser. Some don’t understand, but only because they think getting into an 8-to-5 job is the end-all, be-all of work life. But I don’t mind. They don’t bug me about it. 😛

Last Question — You’re in a bookstore, open up a novel, and a Genie appears. He promises to make your next book a bestseller but you’d have to lose one of your five senses for a year – sight, vision, touch, taste, or smell.

I’d probably lose my sense of taste. If I did, I’d also start losing weight, which would be perfect. But I’d also probably be depressed for a bit… but I’d have that bestseller to make me happier!

Thanks so much for your time and I’ll see you at the upcoming event — Damn, That’s Hot Erotica March 19-23.  Now, here’s a few of Mr. Ortega’s works~~~~

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FO 1 RUDE AWAKENING

(Into The New World Book One)

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SYNOPSIS — [Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, werewolves. HEA] Ethan Thackeray is a 21-year-old who has his share of problems, like the fact that he gets attacked by a group of vicious gay-bashers coming out of a club. Enter Adam James, a werewolf alpha who just happened to be at the right place at the right time. After a night in the hospital, Ethan wakes to an introduction to his savior, and sparks fly. Adam feels something strong, pulling him towards Ethan in a way he can’t describe. The catch, however, is that humanity doesn’t know about the existence of supernatural beings, and after an eventual romantic tryst, Adam becomes 100% sure Ethan is his true mate: the mate fate intertwined into his life. With rogue shifters in his pack’s periphery and having to be honest to the person who completes him, Adam is distraught. Will Adam and Ethan find their happily ever after, or will Ethan have a rude awakening to the world of the supernatural? ** A Siren Erotic Romance

RANDOM REVIEW — A New World! February 21, 2015

By Amy M. Cintron Format:Kindle Edition Five Stars

This was the first book I ever read from Frey Ortega and I can tell you this won’t be the last. He has a unique writing voice and this story was so compelling. The way that things were described in the book made me feel like I was watching it through my eyes, which is what I love when reading. I want the story to pull me in, make me feel for the characters and their story, which is exactly what Rude Awakenings did for me. From when the book started I was so drawn to Ethan, he is not what you call a social person. Well at least with people other than his friends. He loves to dance and yeah so do I! On the way home from the club his is jumped and saved by enter in hot alpha wolf shifter Adam!!! SWOON!! Adam knows that Ethan is the one for him, but little does Ethan know that there is more to the world than just humans. Talk about a Rude Awakening, when Ethan finds out that his boyfriend is a wolf shifter and that humans are not the only being in the world, he runs scared. I found this part extremely compelling, had Ethan just accepted things as they were, I would have felt cheated. His emotions were true to his personality. Thankfully, it didn’t take long for Ethan to get some dang sense and return to his mate. I can’t say more or I will give away the entire story, but you don’t want to miss this! I can’t wait to get into the second book! Amazing Job Mr. Ortega.

BUY LINK — http://www.amazon.com/Awakening-World-Publishing-Classic-ManLove-ebook/dp/B00OPA54UC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426184100&sr=1-1&keywords=frey+ortega

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IRREVOCABLY INTERTWINEDFO 2

Into The New World Book Two

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SYNOPSIS — [Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, capture, sex in partially-shifted form, HEA] Jayce Barton’s life doesn’t need any more trouble than it already has: having a poor family and having them somewhat blame you for it was already trouble enough. To top it all off, Jayce gets kidnapped one night and finds himself in an unknown, ritzy apartment. Dmitri Marchetti is the son of one of the strongest vampire coven leaders in New York City. When his coven uncovers new intel on a human-supernatural trafficking ring right in their midst, their coven immediately acts. Jayce and Dmitri meet, and the sparks fly. The easygoing Dmitri finds renewed purpose: something he’s never felt before, and he finds it in Jayce. With the threat of a crazed madman looming above Jayce, Dmitri vows to protect the human. But even vampires have their limits – and it will take a lot of love, a lot of trust, and a hastily-put-together plan to save not only the man he was growing to love, but each other. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

RANDOM REVIEW — reviewed by redz world reviews March 4, 2015 By Redz VINE VOICE Format:Kindle Edition

I am loving Into the New World series by author Frey Ortega. In Irrevocably Intertwined we meet the vampires. I love a hot vampire and Dmitri fits the bill with spades. He is a strong alpha male. He has a kind heart, very fair in his dealings with others.
Jayce is used to getting the short end of the stick when it comes to life. He worries about a lot of things. He needs someone in his life to take some of the burdens away. Let his mind rest and catch up. He does get that in Dmitri
I really like the fast paced story. There are characters we know and love from the first story, and some new ones to fall in love with as well. I also like getting to know some of the politics and world building. The main story is there as well. I feel that this series is turning into a well rounded well thought out one that I keep wanting more from. I think Frey Ortega is now my new guilty pleasure for reading. I know this book will be on my keeper shelf, whenever I want to remember that love is worth fighting for I will drag this one out to read. Five Stars

BUY LINK — http://www.amazon.com/Irrevocably-Intertwined-Publishing-Classic-ManLove-ebook/dp/B00PR3CLXY/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426184100&sr=1-5&keywords=frey+ortega

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FO 3 PASSIONATE PREMONITION

Into The New World Book Three

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SYNOPSIS — [Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, demons, HEA] Kai Huang is a romantic who dreams of finding the one, and living a happily-ever-after since being disowned by his parents. To top it off, Kai has been having strange, prophetic dreams, and all of them are about one man. One day he sees that man in the form of Darius at a party and he’s drawn like moth to a flame. Darius (or Artaxerxes, as he is called) is a demon whose latest mission was to make sure this madman of a vampire stayed alive, although he failed. Guarded and untrusting, Darius has never been in a relationship, so when fate decides to bring them together, Darius is shocked to find out that Kai is his mate. Not all is well, however, when Kai and his friends are attacked by a supernatural force during a party. While the answers they seek are uncertain, Kai’s dreams hold the key to solving the mystery, as well as changing his life forever. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

RANDOM REVIEW — Reviewed by Cocktails and Books, February 26, 2015 By Cocktails and Books “Shannon” This review is from: Passionate Premonition [Into the New World 3] (Siren Publishing Classic ManLove) (Kindle Edition)

Passionate Premonition is the third book in the Into the New World series by Frey Ortega. While this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel.

Kai Huang is a man who has been having strange dreams. His dreams feel almost real and include a man who face he does not get to see. Kai is also a romantic who wants to find the one man for the rest of his life.

Artaxerxes or as he is best known as Darius, is a demon whose last mission failed. He is on edge waiting to see the fallout from his failed mission. Darius realized Kai was his mate at first sight.

The connection between Kai and Darius is intense. Darius starts to fall in love with Kai once he realized he was his mate where Kai being human had no idea what mating means. The sex scenes were scorching.

I found this book well written with a unique plot. The main characters and the secondary characters were fascinating. While the ending was a little predictable, the journey the book takes the reader is gripping with several unanticipated twists and turns. I had a hard time putting this book down. The only down side of this book was the story line seemed rushed. Overall, this was a very wonderful book and I hope to see these characters again in the future.

BUY LINK — http://www.amazon.com/Passionate-Premonition-Publishing-Classic-ManLove-ebook/dp/B00RU6LZMY/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426184100&sr=1-3&keywords=frey+ortega

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Into The New World Book Four

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SYNOPSIS — [Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, demons, shape-shifters, HEA] Micah Faraday is an incubus with a rough past, one that includes being held captive by not one, but two psychotic madmen, and having a rough time acclimating to believing he’s worth being loved, let alone being a person. Surviving day by day isn’t really living it, and one day Micah made the decision to die. Of course, until he makes the mistake of binding himself to the phoenix named Erik Anderson. Erik is exactly what Micah needs but doesn’t think he wants: grounded, stable, reliable, and he doesn’t know when to give up. He seeks to understand Micah and to help him through his pain, but he also has to contend with a world he’s not familiar with. In the midst of all of the chaos that surrounds them, Micah and Erik go on a journey of learning to trust and understanding that some of the worst choices we’ve made end up being the best ones after all. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

RANDOM REVIEW — reviewed by redz world reviews March 4, 2015 By Redz VINE VOICE Format:Kindle Edition

Heart’s Volition by Frey Ortega is the fourth book in the Into the New World series. This book is not a standalone novel. Needs to be read in order. I think though you will love the journey this series has taken as much as I have. I really have wanted Micah to have his story, and he does in this book. Can’t go wrong about a story with a naughty incubus in it. Micah had never intended to bind himself to anyone. He was actually getting tired of life all together. Then he binds himself to a man he finds steady, reliable, and everything he never thought he needed. Oh and he is a phoenix. Micah doesn’t want Erik to settle on him, when Micah feels so broken right now.
I like how they overcome their differences and learn that the other person really has something they need. They are stronger a couple than they ever were singly.
Both men are passionate and truly sweet people at heart. What keeps me coming back to this series and wanting more is that, and Frey Ortega’s humor. I really cannot get enough of it. I really get a sense of who the characters are and what they want out of life. Over all family feeling of the book really is nicely done.
When you want a story with great sex, lots of love, and unforgettable characters I really suggest picking this series up. I am very glad I have. FIVE STARS!!

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BUY LINK —- http://www.amazon.com/Hearts-Volition-Publishing-Classic-ManLove-ebook/dp/B00TEF4P1M/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426184100&sr=1-4&keywords=frey+ortega

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Blog: http://freyortega.wordpress.com/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Frey-Ortega/e/B00P50H6AC
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/frey-ortega
Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/frey-ortega
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/search?query=Frey%20Ortega&fcsearchfield=Author&fclanguages=all

FB Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/writerfreyortega
FB Personal: https://www.facebook.com/freyortegawrites

Introducing JF Silver — Erotica’s Savior for the Middle-Aged

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JF Silver is the sexual voice for anyone who reads erotica and are in their fifties. While his works stress the fact that age is only a number, anyone with a pulse will love his books. He’s also one of the Featured writers of the Facebook ‘Damn, This is Hot Erotica March Mega-Author Event.’

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Here’s JF’s Amazon bio ~~~~

We never know which road life will take us down. J. F. Always wanted to write but a lifetime of work and family happened, passing all too quickly while his dream got pushed aside. Who knew, all these years later, that his passion would return in the form of hot group-sex stories? He’s so grateful to be able to share them and loves to dream up new fantasies for his characters to experience.
Today, he lives in Wisconsin with the love of his life, his soul mate, and the inspiration for all his work. Besides sex and writing about it, his passions include baseball, music, playing the drums, his two daughters, and especially, spoiling his grandchildren. He never gave up on his dream of being a writer. He just took the scenic route.

Now that you have a glimpse of this wonderful writer, lets see how he handles my hard-hitting questions~~~

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Hi JF !!!! Thanks for dropping by. Have a seat, relax, and lets get this interview started!   Question number one — What’s your latest release, and what’s your plans for 2015?

First of all, thanks so much for your time and setting up this interview and the great event we’re both participating in, John. I’m happy to be a part of it.

My latest, “Along For the Ride,” was released in October and is the third in my series, Mr. and Mrs. Average Joe. I’m currently working on the fourth which is called, “Life’s Too Short.” After three books, there was some discussion about the need to keep it from getting stale and possibly ending the series. These characters are so much fun to write and have an “anything goes” attitude that readers seem to love. They’re asking me for more so while leaving our core group, the two couples intact, we’re adding new characters and scenarios to the mix. I would love to have two or three more books released by the end of 2015 and certainly think that’s possible. I’m also looking forward to my first convention /signing as a published author this fall in Minneapolis.

Congratulations!!   Now, speaking about the ‘Damn, That’s Hot Erotica Event’ in March, do you have any goals during and after your participation?

As always, these events are an opportunity to be introduced to new readers. Usually an hour, most of my takeovers find me trying to jam as much info as I can about the series into that time frame. Inevitably, I tend to forget or leave out something. Since I’m doing three hours over three days and have three books, this will let me concentrate on one each day. The groups seem to love when I share hot excerpts and I’ve got plenty of those. So, overall my plan for the event is to assure it lives up to its name, “Damn, That’s Hot Erotica!” Afterward? It would great to pick up some new readers!

Readers, I’ll try my best not to mention the ‘Damn, That’s Hot Erotica Event’ anymore.  🙂  Okay, when you write a sex scene, how much of your actual sex life do you put into it? Don’t be scared, you’re an erotica writer and should be used to such questions. 😛

The way my series began and evolved guarantees a lot of our real life fantasies and escapades are included. Let me explain. My wife and I have been married a long time. A few years ago, for no other reason than to spice things up, I wrote a hot little fantasy and gave it to her as a birthday gift. It was actually my fantasy, a three-way with another woman, but she loved it. So much in fact, that she suggested I write another, this time with “us” meeting another couple to play with. And so, Mr. and Mrs. Average Joe were born. She also offered the idea of using our middle names, Joe and Elaine, as those of the title characters. For years I kept writing these fun, sexy little stories only as a hobby for her and I to share, never intending to publish. These stories really are our fantasies though they remain just that. At least for now!

On a serious note, have you ever encountered any hate or bias about your hobby/profession from people in your real life or Facebook life — and how did you handle it?

Last year, after my first book was published, my wife and I thought we had a fun story to tell and contacted a popular newspaper columnist to see if he’d be interested in writing about us. You know, “fifty-something grandfather writes sexy story for his wife, publishes, etc.” He was intrigued but wanted to read the book first. I sent it to him and waited. Two weeks passed before he sent an e-mail that said it, “curled his toes.” We set up an interview and he brought a photographer, which is where the trouble began. We had a great time telling our story and posing for photos during a two hour session, not giving a thought about the possible feedback. Let’s just say, not all members of the family are as open-minded about such things. Seeing family photos in an article “glorifying smut” also brought some heat to both ourselves and the columnist from the reading public. But, overall the feedback was awesome and we were invited to do a popular morning radio show two weeks later. Of course, any exposure like this is invaluable which was why we did it in the first place. It certainly helped with sales, too. As authors, we need and love reviews but not everyone is going to like what we do. We’ve all had those awful one-star beauties where you wonder if they were reading the same book you wrote. You just have to shrug and move on. Someone who wasn’t so keen on my literary career recently asked me if I regretted writing the type of books that I do. No fucking way! No regrets at all. A new reader just sent me a message thanking me for writing a hot book with characters her own age that she could relate to. That tells me I’m doing something right.
*Interviews mentioned can be checked out at: http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/making-middle-age-marriage-sexy-man-authors-erotic-fiction-b99248388z1-255361331.html
http://wklh.com/dave-and-carole/mr-mrs-average-joe-42814/

Would you say your sex life has improved since you started writing erotica and, if so, how?

Oh yeah! As mentioned above, this began as a way to spice things up after thirty years of marriage. It’s been working well since the start and my wife has truly become my muse. How lucky am I to have a partner that helps me dream up wild sex scenarios? We had always read erotica going back to things like Penthouse Forum in the 80’s. The “Fifty Shades” phenomenon a few years ago led us to publishing but erotica certainly wasn’t new to us. Who’d have thought we’d actually be turning people on all over the world with our books?! We definitely practice what we preach: it does get better with age!

Great to hear!!  Alright, last question. You’re in a bookstore, open up a novel, and a Genie appears. He promises to make your next book a bestseller but you’d have to lose one of your five senses for a year – hearing, vision, touch, taste, or smell. What would you do?

I’m sure I’d regret it, but for a bestseller I’m going to give up the sense of smell for a year. I could use a bestseller! I could still see, hear, touch and taste. Yeah. Fuck it! Give me that bestseller!

Thanks for the great interview, JF. I wish you much success in the future, especially at the “Damn, That’s Hot Erot . . . um . . . in the near future!!  😛

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Now, lets take a look at JF’s Trio of Published novels in the Mr. and Mrs. Average Joe Series!!

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SYNOPSIS — Can sex really get better with age? For Joe and Elaine, an average couple married a long time, the answer is definitely yes! After thirty years together they begin experimenting with others and discover a whole new world of pleasure. An unexpected three-way leaves them curious and wanting more. When Elaine suggests a search for playmates, they meet John and his sexy Asian wife, Mika. Sparks ignite from the start for the women and two lucky husbands get to come along for the ride. Things get hotter with each visit and as fantasies are fulfilled, the couples become much more than just friends, proving that age is just a number.

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Sexy read involving older main characters in an established relationship November 5, 2014 By Melissa Kleen Format:Kindle Edition

This is a very steamy read about an older couple looking for a way to shake up their love life and fulfill some sexual fantasies now that their kids are off to college. Elaine and Joe have been married a long time and still love each other dearly but would really like to add another dimension to their love life.

I really liked how Elaine and Joe didn’t just jump into the swinging scene but slowly got to know another couple and nurtured the attraction between the couples. I think both husband’s reactions to their wives attraction to each other was wonderful. Instead of feeling insecure and jealous they supported their wives as they explored different avenues of their sexuality.

I was very impressed because at no time did the book ever become sleazy or make it seem like anyone in either relationship was just looking for an opportunity to cheat. This is simply a wonderful book about two established couples who are looking for a little extra spice but still want to cherish their partners.

BUY LINK — http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Mrs-Average-J-F-Silver-ebook/dp/B00J9YFE5Y/ref=la_B00JFGFPBY_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425766961&sr=1-1

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JF 2 NOTHING GRAY ABOUT FIFTY — Mr and Mrs Average Joe 2

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SYNOPSIS — Just how close can two happily married couples become? Joe and Elaine, along with their “friends with benefits,” Mika and John, return for the second helping of Mr. and Mrs. Average Joe. Away from the bedroom, the four souls share mutual pleasures while discovering new and exciting passions. Another fantasy is fulfilled when a night out results in a sexy surprise reunion with a very special friend. But things really heat up

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Even hotter than the first one if that is even possible!!!! August 12, 2014 By Kimberly Mitchell Format:Kindle Edition

I loved that this book picked up right where the first one ended. It was even hotter than the first one. I cannot express how much I loved this book. Do not let age fool you. Sex can be even better as you get older. It proves you should try to spice things up. Try new things. Don’t be afraid. Let’s face it. We are all getting older. Why suffer. Be happy in your relationship. Be adventurous. Explore…. This is a must, must read….. It was erotic, hot, and sizzling…. Wow, wow…. I am keeping my fingers crossed, the stories continue. But I promise you this. You will not be disappointed. Go get it now…. You won’t want to put it down… Go, go, go

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BUY LINK — http://www.amazon.com/Nothing-Gray-About-Fifty-Average-ebook/dp/B00KNDZ3S8/ref=la_B00JFGFPBY_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425767115&sr=1-2

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JF 3 ALONG FOR THE RIDE

Mr and Mrs Average Joe 3

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SYNOPSIS — While celebrating a year of incredible fun together, Elaine proposes a new challenge for Joe and their friends, Mika and John. Each gets to choose an activity they’re passionate about and the other three must come along for the ride. How far out of your comfort zone would you go for your friends? Later, when a financial crisis threatens to postpone a much anticipated birthday party, the four lovers face a tough decision. Will their string of celebrating special milestones be broken? And what happens when Joe and Elaine are tempted by masked strangers at a sizzling Halloween Ball? Find out in Mr. and Mrs. Average Joe’s sexiest adventure yet!

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Don’t Miss Out on the Ride October 23, 2014 By Monica Wasserman Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Along for the Ride needs to come with a warning label recommending a cold shower afterwards 😉   Hot to the touch! Be sure to turn on the A.C when reading! 🙂
From book one, I had fallen in love with these characters so it was amazing to read how far Joe, Elaine, Mika and John have come. It was obvious how connected they have become with one another. Yes, the sex got hotter but their friendship and companionship got even stronger. I’m reluctant to think this may be the end to their story…
To those who have read the first two books, you should definitely read this one as well! No disappointments in this installment! And to those who hadn’t read any of them, I recommend getting them all! With all that being said, JF is a talented author and I look forward to reading future literary works whether it be Joe and Elaine’s continued story or completely new characters.

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BUY LINK — http://www.amazon.com/Along-Ride-Mrs-Average-Book-ebook/dp/B00OKNQPCA/ref=la_B00JFGFPBY_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425767210&sr=1-3

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Website: http://mrandmrsaveragejoe.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jf.silver.98
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-and-Mrs-Average-Joe
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jf_silver
tsu: http://www.tsu.co/Flyzdrums5

Amazon: http://author.to/JFSilver
Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/j.f.-silver
Stiff Rain Press:
http://www.stiffrainpress.com/92.html
All Romance: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/storeSearch.html

 

A Conversation with Erotica Newcomer — Jennifer Rose

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Jennifer Rose is one of the Featured Writers of the Damn, That’s Hot!! Erotica Mega Author Event on March 19-22.

Here’s her Amazon Bio —-  Jennifer Rose lives the glamorous life in Canada working as a part-time office clerk/manager. A mother of three grown boys, she decided to give up cleaning, cooking and day to day household chores in favor of sitting with a favorite beverage, be it coffee or wine and her trusty laptop, after a friend and author convinced her that she had what it took to write romance novels, so she took a creative writing course and finally started writing.

Keep Reading for my Exclusive Interview with this Exciting Writer and Erotica Newcomer!!

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Thanks for dropping by, Jennifer. First question for you — What’s your latest release, and what’s your plans for 2015???

If Not For You, an M/F standalone novel that takes place on an ocean liner. I created it with countdown chapters instead of the norm, I won’t say much more so I don’t give too much away but it’s certainly different. For 2015? I have at least three novels in the works so far, and yes I do write more than one at a time. I have another erotic M/M novel coming out I’m aiming to release it in May and I plan on writing more. I enjoy writing both M/F and M/M genres. I guess you could say all my plans for 2015 involve writing, writing and more writing.

Going into the March ‘Damn, That’s Hot Erotica Event’ do you have any goals during and after your participation?

I’m hoping to grab onto a new fan base, not that I don’t love the ones I have, I’d just love more. Of course I’d love to see my books sell, hell that’s what it’s all about after all, but I want to reach my fans, earn new ones and find out from them what they want to see from me next. I write to entertain people, without an audience what would I have? I write for my fans!

When you write a sex scene, how much of your actual sex life do you put into it?

I wouldn’t say that my actual sex life plays a big part in my writing — maybe 10%? It’s more my personal fantasies that I’m putting out there. Life experience is all fine and dandy, but if I wrote a novel about my actual sex life it certainly wouldn’t be a best seller. LOL. Fantasy is a huge part of fiction, my fiction. I mean seriously, who wouldn’t want a hunky alpha-male to desire only you, to lust after you and fuck her brains out in ways you never imagined? But in reality do you think it’s honestly going to happen? That’s why book boyfriends are the best! 😉

Have you ever encountered any hate or bias about your hobby/profession from people in your real life or Facebook life — and how did you handle it?

My colleagues at work were shocked when I came out. (Laughs) That sounded wrong. When they found out I wrote a book they were all supportive, when they found out it was erotic romance the eyebrows raised and the giggling ensued. They called me things like dirty-bird and perverted, told me it was hard to look me in the face anymore, but they bought my books anyway and the feedback was great. I laugh along with them because if you knew me, you’d be shocked too.

Would you say your sex life has improved since you started writing erotica and, if so, how?

Now that the question is out there and I think about it…yes I suppose it has. I’m more adventurous, willing to try new things and I pay more attention to my senses and my partners’ reaction, emotions, sounds etc. There are things I’d be willing to try now that five years ago I would have never even fantasized about.

Last Question — You’re in a bookstore, open up a novel, and a Genie appears. He promises to make your next book a bestseller but you’d have to lose one of your five senses for a year – sight, sound, touch, taste, or smell. Which would it be and why?

*Taste, I could lose a lot of weight in one year if I lost the ability to taste. LOL. The other senses I could not do without. I need sight because I’m an observer, I watch people and many times I use what I see in my writing, besides you can’t get a lot from a porn scene if you can’t see it! hahaha. Touch involves human contact without it sex would just be an act. A smell can bring with it memories of hot sexual experiences, create new ones and tempt you into making more. The sound of moans and groans, panting and breathless sex-capades, need I say more?

Thanks for a wonderfully honest interview, Jennifer. I wish you all the luck in your career!!!

Now, let’s check out her novels and links ~~~~~~

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JR 2 EDEN’S PLEASURE

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SYNOPSIS — Nearly three years ago, Eden Fox ran from the only man she cared for because of an abusive relationship, to start anew in Boston. Confident, strong and determined to make it on her own terms, no man would stand in her way. Never would she allow a man to mistreat her again. Will Eden’s strength of mind alone keep her violent past just that, in her past or will she be forever haunted by the memories.
Solely career driven and working her way up the ladder in a predominately male firm, Eden finally earns the executive position she has sacrificed all for. Her personal needs and wants tightly pushed to the side. But along with the winning bid that earned her this prestigious position, comes Chase.
Chase Dean, CEO of ‘Dean Construction Enterprises’. Tall dark and completely alpha-male, he sets his sights on Eden. What Chase wants Chase must have.
After turning her back on a personal life for so long, will she be able to hold to her strict ‘No Mixing Business with Pleasure’ rule? Or will Chase challenge that rule, when one crazy night of passion at ‘Pulse’ Night Club threatens to turn her world upside down.

**This book is meant for readers ages 17+ due to graphic sexual M/F content and adult situations.
This is book #1 in a ‘series’ but does not end on a cliff hanger, each book in the series can be read as a stand alone.

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5-STAR REVIEW

HOT AND STEAMY February 18, 2015

By Mark Scurlock Format:Kindle Edition

Good story about an abused woman who escapes to make a new life for herself. Damaged by the past she swears off relationships focusing on living life on her terms. That is when dashing Chase enters the picture. He’s determined to make Eden his no matter the cost. If you like your stories hot and steamy this is the book for you.

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BUY LINK — http://www.amazon.com/Edens-Pleasure-Pulse-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00NH0L7FW/ref=la_B00NHV3YE8_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425586490&sr=1-1

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MIKALA’S PASSION  JR 1

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SYNOPSIS — Someone wants vengeance and will stop at nothing until he gets it.
Until Mikala Santino closes the doors to Pulse Night Club permanently, her life will remain an endless cycle of threats and terror, he’ll see to it.
But unlike your average damsel in distress, Mikala has a tough as nails take no crap attitude, she’s not about to crumble and won’t go down without a fight. That is, until Mason Reed returns to throw in the proverbial wrench and flip her world completely upside down.
Once the love of her life, the man she thought was her always, Mason has returned after abandoning her for eight long, lonely months. He’s come back to rescue her, like an unwanted knight in shining armor and Mikala’s not happy at all. Her walls have been carefully erected, Mason cautiously blocked from her thoughts, but she fears it will take more willpower than she can manage to resist him.
Mason isn’t one to take ‘buzz off’ for an answer. Well aware of the mistake he made by walking out of Mikala’s life all those months ago, he is going to do what it takes to get her back, even if it takes a lifetime. He’s a man on a mission, a mission to help her and break down her walls while he’s at it. Mason’s determined to rebuild what they had…once upon a time.

Not recommended to the faint at heart, anyone not into hot love scenes and dirty talk, walk away now because this novel contains adult content, filthy language and explicit sexual content. Enjoy!

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