Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Simply Sexy Stories Welcomes Genella deGrey!

NG: Today, I'm welcoming Genella deGrey! Genella, what do you enjoy most about being a writer?

GD: The creation of a fictional world is terribly appealing to me – especially when the good guys win in the end. I do believe in the HEA (Happily Ever After.) I've seen twin souls coupled together and the harmony they share is so calming and beautiful. For most, it's probably one of those things that has to be seen to be believed, but it really does exist.

NG: What genre do you write and why?

GD: I write sexy historical romance. Really, I love history. Funny thing is, I didn't love it in high school when they were teaching it to me for free. Honestly, historical dress – or what we refer to as 'costumes' is what attracted me to history. Had they taught history via corsets and bloomers, I would have been enraptured. LOL

NG: That makes two of us! Describe your research process for your historical stories.

GD: Once I fell in love with period costume, I did a few re-enactment events: Renaissance, Regency, and Victorian (British, and the American Old West.) I learned a lot from the people who had been doing re-enactments for years. Afterwards, it was easy to tap into that part of my imagination and sort of, let the characters run a muck. When I come across items that need a bit more technical overview or etymology research, I turn to the invaluable resource that is the internet.

NG: How long did it take for you to become published?

GD: I fooled around and actually finished an entire story back in late 1995, but once I got serious (I think it was around 2003) it took about three years. Everything you need to know about getting published is out there. The networking opportunities through national organizations like RWA and local orgs like GLAWS are priceless. Members are always there to help and answer any questions you may have. Everyone started somewhere. Even your favorite authors sprang from humble beginnings and needed a hand up the ladder to publication. Never be afraid to drop a note to your local writers orgs if you have questions – that is what they are there for – and you'll never meet a more friendly group of guys and gals other than writers.

NG: Great advice! What's the one thing you wished you had known about the publishing world before you got into the biz

GD: Not that this would have swayed me, but internet piracy is a huge concern. I know writers who pay their bills with the sales from their books – and those who steal (yes, downloading a book for free IS stealing) may as well be taking the food directly from the author's children's mouths. Lovers of romantic fiction should know the difference between heroes and villains. Once they understand how harmful internet piracy affects these authors, I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt and hope they'll change their ways just by being informed that what they are doing is wrong.

NG: Describe your writing process in one word. :)

GD: Unpredictable. Yeah, I'm a pantser for the most part. (In other words, I don't usually plot out a story.)

NG: *g* Fellow pantser here, too. What advice would you share with aspiring authors?

GD: Yes – look up your local writer's guild, if you haven't already. Anything you need as far as tools, networking, conventions, etc. are right at your fingertips. Don't let anyone tell you "This plot has been done before," because how many times have we seen Romeo and Juliet re-told? Tons, but it's the way you tell it that counts.

NG: Let's talk about your latest release, Love Divine. What's this story about?

GD: In the Highlands of Britannia, Aslyn, was raised a Druid by her late mother. Rome has returned, but instead of a legion of solders, a single man comes to the little village of Cardamon Long, peddling a new Roman god.

Ryus Jorian was sent on a mission for the new religion. But instead of a cave of barbaric souls in need of saving, he finds an intelligent, beautiful, hedonistic distraction, who makes him question the very reason for his journey.

NG: Wow! Very interesting! What inspired this sexy tale?

GD: This particular tale came to me in the form of a situation– How must it have been when Rome came in a basically introduced it's "New Religion" to those living within the realm. Then immediately after, Aslyn, my Druid heroine, stepped into my mind with that very quandary.

NG: What’s the one thing readers can always count on when they pick up a book written by you?

GD: Sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine right from the beginning. I've always had a hard time buying into situations where the H & H hate each other, then at the end of the book, decide they want to be with each other for the rest of their lives. Then again, it might be because I'm a Taurus. LOL

NG: What’s the one thing readers can always count on when they pick up a book written by you?

GD: Sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine right from the beginning. I've always had a hard time buying into situations where the H & H hate each other, then at the end of the book, decide they want to be with each other for the rest of their lives. Then again, it might be because I'm a Taurus. LOL

NG: Do you have any other hobbies that you enjoy?

GD: Besides reading romance novels, I watch a LOT of movies. We have a HUGE screen Television, and movies are how I unwind at the end of the day. I don't watch TV, but I love motion pictures. Original screenplays, mostly costume dramas (had you any doubt?) and sci-fi. Although there are a few contemporary romantic comedies I enjoy, I like to escape from everyday life into a movie – historical, futuristic . . . or anything Tim Burton. Did everyone see Alice in Wonderland?

NG: I haven't yet, but I plan to! If you could be any mythical/fantasy creature what would you be and why?

GD: Actually, I love Faerys. I have a decent-size collection of Amy Brown prints and would love to live within that magical world.

NG: Her work is amazing! Genella, what do you think is sexy?

GD: Balance is sexy. For instance, a man who is man enough not to insist on rescuing the damsel every single time, and a confident woman who knows when it's time to ask for a rescuing. I find that if both are strong-willed (which is a very good character trait) they may need a nudge or two in the direction of said balance. Therein they will find peace, harmony and love.

NG: Peace, harmony and love...I love that! Thank you so much for stopping by on your blog tour, Genella! I wish you all the best your new release, Love Divine and all future endeavors!

GD: Thank YOU – this was fun! :)

NG: Want to follow Genella deGrey on her blog tour? Join her April 8th here: http://www.loveromancepassion.com/

Readers find a copy of Love Divine here!
Still curious about Genella deGrey? Go to: www.genelladegrey.com. She loves visitors at her cyber home. Stop in anytime and comment on one or more of her pages!


Blurb: 420 A.D., a Druid beauty and a reformed rogue-turned-missionary of the new Roman religion find salvation in each other.

Caution! Hot Excerpt Below!

Reaching up to entwine her arms around his neck, Aslyn’s heart raced when his mouth softly coaxed her lips part. She nearly toppled over when he groaned as her tongue touched his. The wood post which bordered the stable separated their bodies, and Aslyn longed to be rid of the thing.
Suddenly remembering that anyone who had a view of the stable could see them, she broke out of the kiss.
“We shouldn’t be—”
“I know, I’m sorry.”
Aslyn glanced over her shoulder and back up to Ryus. No one was about, but that could change at any moment. Her breath came out in a huff that may have been part laughter. “Let me finish. We shouldn’t be doing this here.”
She saw his eyes light up like flames. “Then where?”
“Come to me after sundown,” she whispered, unable to believe the words actually came out of her mouth. Oh, she was thinking them, but once they passed over her lips, the bones were cast. He would be leaving soon, and it would be good for her to take a few more memories with her to her grave.
Without another word, Aslyn pushed away from the stable fence and headed straight for her lodging.
She paced in her room and wrung her hands, the same way in she did just before she met Ryus in the ancient grove of Ardwinna.
Aslyn almost yelped when he came bursting through her front door.
“You have more faith in me than I do if you think I can wait until sundown.”

Love Divine is available now with Total-E Bound Publishing! Get your copy here!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

News to Share!

Well, thank goodness it's Thursday. Just a day away from the weekend . . .yay! Spring has finally sprung and although Mother Nature hasn't quite caught on in my neck of the woods, I'm still thrilled to have temperatures outta the teens and grateful for sunshine beyond three-thirty in the afternoon...yikes!

I'm very excited to host romance author, Genella deGrey on her Virtual Book Tour for her new release Love Divine. Look for her to stop by Simply Sexy Stories on March. 30th!
Accolades for Genella's previous work:
"The writing was so seamless that it never missed a beat... Remember Me is a historical paranormal that will leave any reader breathless and wanting more... This is a treasure to anyone who needs a get-away read that has it all, romance with heat burning up the pages, a historical set in polite society, and even an angel or two..." ~~Kristy Bock, Paranormal Romance

Don't miss the interview on March. 30th! One lucky commenter will win a PDF copy of Love Divine!
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Long and Short of It is hosting an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt March 3rd through April 3rd! There are many great prizes to be won by simply finding Easter eggs (like the one located on this blog) on other participating blog sites. Find out more about this amazing contest with great prizes and who's playing here!

Happy Spring!

~NG

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Don't Move...

"Unbutton your blouse, slowly . . . that's it," Dane said watching her closely. "Do you remember the rules?"

Steph nodded her eyes widening as her demanding lover approached with the ball gag. She opened her mouth for him, tasting rubber and the smallest shiver of fear as Dane removed a pair of scissors from his pocket and pressed it between her breasts. Her pussy tingled, open and naked beneath her skirt and Steph squeezed her thighs together to appease the deep need that was growing.

Dane smiled, making one small cut and her full breasts were free and ready for his touch but he did not touch her. He simply stared at the rounded flesh, watching her dark nipples harden under his gaze. The lights were dim but Stephanie could see the desire and control in Dane's stare and it excited her, making her tremble.

"Don't move," Dane said taking her hands into his own and lifting them above her head. Using black nylon rope he tied her wrists together quickly, wrapping the knotted rope on the hook on the wall.

In this position, Steph's breast jutted forward and she waited for Dane to come to her. She closed her eyes, unable to stop the tiny moan trapped in her throat as his warm tongue began flicking her nipples, the ache between her thighs intensifying with each teasing taste. Dane knew just how to pull on the tender tips with his lips, torturing the sensitive skin with his rough tongue.

Steph opened her eyes when Dane moved away from her, knowing what was coming but she still gasped as he turned to face her with the black crop in his hands. Before she could brace for the leather, Dane smacked her left nipple and Steph moaned aganist her gag but he continued to smack her breasts with unerring accuracy and determination. Her wet pussy throbbed as the exquisite balance of pain and pleasure increased the ache building deep inside of her.

Finally, tears fell from her eyes and Steph fought against the gag to cry out. Dane stepped back, staring at Steph for a moment, gently touching her reddened breasts. After he put the crop away he kissed her, pressing his cock against her belly, pushing his knee between her legs. He slipped one hand beneath her skirt, touching her silky heat. "Are you ready for me to fuck you now?"

Steph waited for him to remove the gag, swallowing slowly as she opened her legs wider for him. She groaned as one of Dane's fingers played with her clit, laying her head on his shoulder. "Yes, please fuck me now."

Copyright © 2011 Nichelle Gregory

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Do You Like It Naughty?

Well, so do I! Stop by Cherie De Sues web page to see my latest interview on her Naughty Novelists page. I'm sharing an excerpt from my debut release The Enchanted Flute and one lucky commenter wins a copy!

Have a wonderful week!

~NG

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thursday Quickie!

I needed a pick me up this Thursday morning and this guy did the trick! I'm not fond of flying but I'd take to the friendly skies with this hot pilot. Ah, well have a great day everybody, I feel an erotic aviation tale coming upon me! Special thanks to Virgina for sharing this eye candy!

p.s. Stop staring at his pants! No matter how hard you stare they won't go any lower...trust me. :)

~NG

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Enchanted Flute Gets It's First Review with Naughty in the Backseat!

Naughty in the Backseat gave my debut release The Enchanted Flute 3.5/5 whips! How exciting to have my first review for my first published story! Click the link to read the review and then I hope you'll check out the first Naughty Nibble in my Erotic Enchantments series with Noble Romance Publishing. I'm sure you'll enjoy it and when you've finished pick up The Gingerbread Tryst, my second release in the series, it's a fast, fun, hot read!

I'm also excited to share Noble Romance will be releasing Rapunzel's Release, the third book in the series! Check back soon for release date info, cover art and a sneak peek inside my latest novella!


Read Excerpts or Purchase HERE!
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