NG: I’m welcoming back author Heather Peters on Simply Sexy Stories! Hi, Heather!
HP: Nichelle, thanks so much for having me back again; I so enjoy interviewing with you; this is a fun place to be!
NG: It's always a pleasure when you stop by, Heather! What are you reading right now?
HP: I just finished Karen Marie Moning's Fever series; I've never read fantasy before so this series was one wild ride! Also Angie Aaron's brand new e-book, Pleasure Island, a must read, feel good erotic romance.
NG: Oh, yeah, I just finished that one - super sexy! What draws you to erotic romantic novels?
HP: I love erotic romance, frankly because the love scenes are more intense, more graphic. But I'm a romantic at heart, so these stories have to have a happy ever after for my hero/heroine.
NG: How has your writing process changed since the first book?
HP: I now use a 3-act structure, an easy outline process; no more struggling with 'write as I go' process. I'm proud to say I'm no longer a 'pantser'.
NG: Hey, pantsers are cool too! lol What are you working on for the 2011?
HP: I'm working on a contemporary sensual romance between a hunky hockey player and his team owner's daughter; also, planning a fantasy/trilogy/romance with Angela Aaron; looking forward to it because I've never written fantasy and excited to enter a brand new genre for me.
NG: Oh, wow, that sounds very exciting! Best of luck to you both on your joint venture. Let's talk about your latest release Secret Dreams. What's this sensual romance all about?
HP: Secret Dreams is the story of 34 year old Annie DeRosa, a savvy, music producer, living and working in Greenwich Village. Enter 80’s icon pop musician Dane Franklyn who for the first time in his professional life, finds himself in need of a co-producer in order to meet a very serious deadline. And that appears in the petite fiery form of lovely Annie. To say that sparks fly between them is a mass understatement. Dane and Annie agree to disagree yet they possess the one passion they both share: music, which holds a language all its own, driving both Dane and Annie to discover a passion and desire neither have ever known.
NG: What inspired you to pen this sexy tale?
HP: Well, I just simply adore music, all kinds, but the music of the 80's was so fun, I thought, what would it be like to bring one of the gorgeous lead singers of any of those bands to life in a novel. Dane is based on several of those blond hunks and since a dream of mine was to become a record producer when I was very young, Secret Dreams was born. Let's face it, wouldn’t any one of us want a song written just for them by a handsome singer/musician? When I heard songs like 'Rosanna' , 'Oh Sherrie', 'Sarah Smile', 'Angelia', and 'Roxanne' (I could go on forever!) I had my premise.
NG: Oooo, great songs! What did you 'see' more clearly in this book...the setting or characters?
HP: My characters drive this story; although New York plays a small part as a 'character', I like to think that Dane and Annie's sizzling attraction to each other, strong personalities and driving motivation push the story along.
NG: Were there any creative challenges faced and conquered before you wrote, 'The End'?
HP: Well, I wrote Secret Dreams many years ago, so I needed to update the entire plot before I was happy enough to end it and send it out to Noble. As far as creative challenges, I needed to do my research and make certain my 'music' references were timely, current, and politically correct.
NG: Describe the heroine and hero in three words.
HP: Annie DeRosa: spunky, passionate, motivated ~~ Dane Franklyn: brilliant, complicated, sexy.
NG: Give me three reasons readers will love Secret Dreams:
HP: A hunky hero who's waited 48 years to find the love of his life, a heroine who discovers that she can have her career and a man who gives her everything her heart desires, and a song that brings them together, forever.
NG: Beautiful! Thank you so much for coming back to Simply Sexy Stories, Heather!
HP: Thanks so much for having me, Nichelle; this was fun!
Blurb: Dane Franklyn needs a co-producer to help him with the deadline for his next single or lose his record contract and maybe, his career.
Annie DeRosa jumps at the chance to work with the 80's superstar. She's certainly qualified and knows Franklyn's work like the back of her hand. Yet when the two meet, Dane seems to be more interested in more than just her musical expertise. Will the price of their passion turn out to be too high?
Caution! Smokin' Hot Excerpt From Secret Dreams:
Dane reached out and threaded his fingers into her hair grasping the back of her neck and pulled her to him, crushing his lips to hers.
He kissed her deep and hard, barely allowing her breath. He liked to hear the small pants that escaped her throat.
He drew her head back, deepening the kiss plunging his tongue into her warm mouth. Her body weakened with languid passion. He wrapped his arms around her the moment she would have slipped to the floor. Instead, he lowered her gently beneath him, never breaking the kiss.
Dane left the pleasure of her mouth to place tiny nibbles on her neck and throat. She writhed beneath him. "Tell me, Annie, tell me what you want me to do. I'll do anything your heart desires."
"Undress me, Dane."
Dane reached for the buttons of her blouse, slowly revealing more flesh with each one he unfastened. His tongue and lips followed the path his fingers took.
Sliding down to the space between her breasts, he was briefly halted by her bra, then undid the front clasp and continued his kisses down across her abdomen.
He rose back up, and tugged her bra aside, revealing her full breasts. He loved the play of the amber light of the fire dancing across her skin. He grasped one golden mound in each hand, rubbing his thumbs over her nipples, enjoying the way they hardened under his strokes.
Her delight was evident by the way she arched into him. Dane took her reaction as a sign of her approval.
Squeezing and kneading, Dane couldn’t resist lowering his mouth to one plump mound, and drew the tightened tip into his mouth, suckling and nibbling, and circling his tongue over her taut bud.
He loved the way she ran her fingers though his hair, and almost chuckled as she whimpered a protest when he switched from one breast to another. Her hands gripped his head, holding him in place.
Dane delighted in how much she enjoyed his attentions, and found his own desire rising feverishly by this fact.
He slid his hand across her belly, reaching for the waistband of her jeans. He unsnapped them and slid them down her legs, removing them, along with her shoes and socks. He loved her luscious long legs and didn’t have to imagine too hard how they would feel wrapped around him as he made love to her.
The scrap of lace that was her underwear was quickly discarded in his haste to gaze at her. Dane gave himself the luxury of taking in all of her, every curve, every inch of her.
He slid his palm across her stomach once more and to the 'V' of her thighs. His gaze held hers as he slid a finger into her moist heat. Annie fell into his touch and sighed his name.
She spread her thighs to give him deeper access to her heat, as he lowered his mouth once more to her breasts. He captured her nipple and gently suckled her, answering her sighs by slipping another finger into her.
God, she was so responsive to his touch, his own body was hard with need.
"I want to taste you, Annie."
"Yes," she breathed.
He slid his mouth down her stomach, his tongue tracing an erotic trail past her navel to her most secret place.
Dane used his thumbs to spread her slick flesh then stroked her with his tongue.
"I'm going to come."
He suckled her clitoris until she cried out her orgasm, clinging and bucking beneath him. He sweetly lapped at her until her tremors calmed and she relaxed with satisfaction.
He moved up alongside her and kissed her sweetly and wrapped his arms around her.
Annie DeRosa was an incredible woman--in the studio, helping him make music, arguing with him, and coming for him. Never had a woman made him so hot and throbbing with desire and he wanted her to know it.
He pushed his groin into hers and moaned, "I want you, Annie."
In answer to his plea, Annie squirmed lower reached out and stroked him through the fabric of his jeans. His cock jerked in response to her touch.
Annie's movements were torturous as she unzipped his jeans and freed his heavily engorged erection.
Dane's breath caught in his throat. His cock jutted out, hard, heavy and aching, filling her hands with need. He felt Annie's fingers stroke the length of him, teasing the tip and the underside of his sensitive flesh.
"Do you have any idea of what you're doing to me?"
In answer to his frenzied question, Annie lowered her mouth to him. She molded her lips and tongue around him. He moaned her name low and reverent like a song being sung only for her.
She suckled and licked his swollen cock, until he nearly rose from the floor with a cry.
He was close, and found himself reaching for the condom and tore it open.
"You have one wicked mouth, lady, but I want you now and I can’t wait." He lifted her off him and laid her on her back.
He rose over her, and hurriedly placed the latex sheath over his hardness. His spread her legs with his own.
"Look at me," Dane commanded. "I want to watch you as I take you."
Her eyes locked onto his and as he buried himself inside her. Her hands clenched on his ass pulling him tightly against her. Dane became unraveled. He gripped her hips and began to stroke and pump inside her with a dance older than time. Harder and faster he completely filled her, his urgent need reaching a frenzied pinnacle.
Her body clamped around his cock and the contractions of her orgasm sent him spiraling headlong into his own release. He came with a near explosive intensity fiercely straining into the very depths of her.
When Dane was finally able to find some semblance of composure, he wrapped his arms around Annie, reluctant to leave her warm body. Making love with Annie was such an incredible experience. She demanded his soul, and he was willing to give it over to her again and again, for the experience of loving her.
"You're incredible," he moaned. "I think we'd be more comfortable upstairs though."
She nodded in agreement, and Dane stood, and reached for her hand, pulling her to stand. Hand in hand they ascended the stairs. At the top Annie started toward the guest room, but Dane halted her. The poignancy of the moment was not lost on him. He'd never shared his bedroom with a woman. In his past forays, he would have gotten up and left, but with Annie, he had no inclination to spend the night anywhere but with her lying beside him.
He led them down the hall, to his bedroom.
Secret Dreams is available now with Noble Romance!