Sunday, March 01, 2015

Let's Talk Kink

I love that title because it feels like I'm about to talk to you in a school-special kind of way. I'm not. I hope. But let's start with the bottom basics and use the Merriam-Webster's definition:

kink
6 : unconventional sexual taste or behavior

I love this definition because it uses the word unconventional. It's not dating itself. Prior to Fifty Shades of Grey most folks wouldn't know what a flogger was. Some folks might even use a flogger now in their bedroom. Some folks still don't and that's okay, because this definition covers it. Kink is something that sexually arouses you that you probably wouldn't admit to in polite circles. That's it. That's kink.

Of course that's not the end of the post.

Why are we talking about this? Well...this is like lube before I unleash KILTED FOR PLEASURE out into the world. I didn't give you any with UNDER HIS KILT and HER INSATIABLE SCOT. I was totally remiss in that. My Under The Kilt series, at least when it deals with sex, is all about exploration and limitations, especially through the heroine's POV. Jocelyn had never experienced the kind of sex that strips you down to your most basic and primitive self. She had candles and flowers and soft music kind of sex. Keri couldn't relax enough to really, really enjoy flesh meeting flesh. She knew what she wanted but was too shy to ask for it. Victoria, the newest heroine, is savvy. (Or believes herself to be but she hasn't met a Baird yet.) She has explored. She isn't afraid to ask for what she wants. So where does that leave her on the spectrum I've set up for myself and you readers?

Let's backtrack a little bit. One of my dear writing friends sort of made it a challenge. To not spoil her book, let's just say the hero had a very interesting sexual background but he liked vanilla sex. And I said, "Wouldn't it be interesting to show the heroine that Kink, yes, with a capital K, can be arousing?" Hell, the heroine probably is kinky in her own little way. My writerly friend went Nope. Nope. Nope. And that's when my plot bunnies came out to play.

Because here's the thing, unconventional is such a vague word. Everyone would agree the missionary position is pretty basic and there's nothing kinky about it. Now let's take that the position, and place it in a roomful of people. Yes. You're doing the deed in the missionary position, but you have a roomful of people watching you. I'm sorry, that's kinky. Most folks don't invite an audience when they have sex. Most folks would probably suffer from performance anxiety and/or OMG-I'm-Naked-In-Front-Of-People. And for some people they would be incredibly aroused. They would prefer to have sex in a roomful of people.

And then you would have the sub-set of folks who would simply be aroused by the idea. Someone is watching you being pleasured (I know, a huge euphemism) and you really, really like that idea.

This particular kink has a name—exhibitionism.

That seems extreme. But this plot bunny went down a deep, dark hole and I found other things that would be considered kinks:

Role playing
Having sex in the tub or shower
Sex with a man (or woman) who has a beard
Having sex with more than one person i.e menages
Being tied up
Fellacio (If you don't know what that word means Google it.)
Foreplay
Geeks
Jocks
Massages
Nipple stimulation
Having sex with a man who is well-endowed

No. Seriously. The list goes on and on and on. BELIEVE ME. I researched it. These things can be kinks if you are unconventionally into it in a sexual way. And who exactly makes the rules of what conventional is? For some, if you require more than ten minutes of foreplay you're kinky. But these are all things you can find in an everyday romance novel. Hell, things we might like in the bedroom.

And they could very well be a kink.

Or, kink-lite as I call it in KFP. And that became the thing of this book, this heroine who is savvy and has explored—finding the roots or the foundation of what is considered conventional and making the logical kinky connection.

So, yeah, this is the fair warning. You will find clit spanking, erotic asphyxiation, exhibitionism and voyeurism in KILTED FOR PLEASURE. It's all very innocent and conventional the way it's written. And depending on who you ask, it can also be considered a kink.


What do you think a kink is?

Friday, January 30, 2015

eARCs: Kilted For Pleasure

D day is in less than two months. Gah. There's so much to do and so little time to do it in. Anyway, if you are interesting in receiving an eARC for KILTED FOR PLEASURE, here's a link to the sign up form.

If you know anyone who might be interested please pass this link along. I'm really looking forward to this release!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Kilted For Pleasure

I know it's been eons since I released a Kilt book. So good news then. One is on its way. Lookie! It has a release date and everything.
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BLURB:
Callan Baird used to laugh more than he frowned, but that was before his wife died. Now his life is duty, debts and a general apathy for anything else. And then Victoria Burke burst into his life. She's everything he wants to corrupt.

Victoria has two choices: agree to a grouchy, sexy Scotsman's extortion or call her boss to explain why she can't do her job. Since she's spent the last three years rebuilding her career as antique appraiser, and this one commission could make or break it, the decision is a no-brainer. Except everything about Callan is complicated.

He sees no problem turning their work relationship into a sexual one. She refuses to break her boss' no-fraternization rule. He's the one thing she wants and the one thing she can't have. He's had his one great love, and doesn't want a replacement. His heart doesn't agree, because she's everything he desires.


Callan will have to let go of his past if he wants Victoria to be in his future.
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I will keep everyone up to date on this book and KILT TEASE. That one is slated for a late summer release.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Celebrating A Year!

New Year's Eve erotic romanceThis time last year, we put out the first four Den of Sin stories (six, if we count the free reads). We picked a New Year’s Eve theme because we liked the idea of fresh starts, and every new season feels like one. Even though The Beaudelaire doesn’t change, there are always new guests to meet and new stories to tell. And yes, we’ve got more planned for 2015. If you’ve read Three Strikes, you might be able to guess who we’ll be seeing more of in the next season.
Or maybe not. ;) We do like to maintain a little mystery, and since the next batch of stories won’t be out for several months, we have to keep Season 4’s theme under wraps for a little while longer.
If you’re catching up on the series, now is a great time to collect the Season 1 stories you might have missed:

NewYearsEve1Other end-of-year news:
  • Three Strikes is now available as a stand-alone e-book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, All Romance eBooks, and Google Play. It’ll be available for iBooks sometime next week. It is still available in the limited-time Let it Snow anthology for the time being, as well. (The anthology has six stories = a better deal.)
  • The novelette As Sweet will fall off the free reads list on or shortly after 12/31. Download it now for free. It’ll be available for 99¢ after that if you miss the bargain.
  • Did you know the Den has a new release newsletter? It only goes out when we’ve added a story to the series. Subscribe hereand never miss a new installment.The second best way to find out what’s going on at the Den is to fan our Facebook page. We try to keep it PG-13, but that’s tough given the nature of the series. We do run flash contests and giveaways on the page every so often, so check in and see what’s up for grabs.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

UNDER HIS KILT SALE!

Well, kind of. UNDER HIS KILT is in the latest Gemstone Collection from Summer Daniels. It's $0.99.  So if you were waiting to pick it up on sale now is the time.
Yup. A boxed set of good and dirty books. 
Kindle US - http://amzn.to/1sJY0xy

But wait that's not all. RAFFLECOPTER! Enter to win some pretty sweet prizes from all the authors in this boxed set.

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