Fetish & Fantasy, #2
Released: July 28, 2014
Marley Saltzman has a secret fantasy. She wants to let go of everything, and submit to a Dominant. Intrigued by her friends BDSM lifestyle, she convinces him to put her on the guest list for his monthly fetish party. She had no idea how far out of her element she would be until she came face to face with an experienced Dom.
Lex Gregory has been nursing heartache and raising his daughter alone for so long he barely remembers what a submissive feels like at his feet. When he meets Marley, he can’t believe that the naïve woman ever thought she could handle kink. All too quickly his need for her refreshing innocence and lack of preconceived notions grows, and he has to have her.
The two began a subtle dance of sexual submission and wit that leads to a night of passion and unanswered questions. Will this dance end in heartache, or will they both find their darkest fantasies fulfilled?
Warning: Adult Themes-For Mature Audiences. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. M/F, graphic language, consensual BDSM, spanking, public sex, HEA.
He knew the moment it dawned on her that the only open seat was the matching chair on his right. Her entire body tensed, and her cheeks flushed as just the tip of her pink tongue darted out to lick her lips. He waited while she reviewed her options, and then stiffened her spine like a battle weary soldier heading into the last skirmish of the day. Her lush hips swayed as she moved in his direction, and she gave him a wary smile.
“Is this seat taken?”
Her voice was slightly husky, and it went straight through him to his cock. Shoving himself to his feet, he towered over the petite woman, and grinned when she shivered in his shadow.
The petite beauty smelled like some sort of candy from his mother’s chocolate shop, and Lex’s mouth was watering to take a bite. He could see that her hair was thicker and more vibrant than he had imagined now that she was closer, and her skin was as pale and flawless as the china doll that sat atop his daughter’s dresser. Dark eyes ringed with thick black lashes, were topped with perfectly arched eyebrows, but most intriguing was the smattering of pale brown freckles that dotted her upturned nose. He wanted to kiss each one and then strip her naked to see if there were any more on her body.
Lex was shocked at his own reaction to her. It had been more than three years since lust for a woman had hit him so powerfully. Even that submissive had been barely a blip on the radar compared to the fire that this woman lit inside of him. He fought the range of emotions that washed over him, and finally realized that she was looking at him expectantly. Shit, she asked me a question.
Clearing his throat, he shifted his stance and apologized, “I’m sorry; I was lost in thought for a moment. What did you ask?”
Her hand came up to cover her smile, and she said, “I just asked if this seat was taken.”
Relief coursed through him that he hadn’t already offended her. He was rapidly coming to the conclusion that he needed to spend the night with her sexy body wrapped around his, and it wouldn’t do to fuck it up now.
“No, it’s free, and I’d love to have you join me. I’m Alexander Gregory, but please call me Lex.” He offered his hand so that he would have the opportunity to touch her satiny skin, and he wasn’t disappointed. It was like stroking the skin of a newborn, so sweetly untouched that he had to force himself to remove his hand from hers.
“I’m Marley Saltzman.”
Her eyes darted up to his, and then dropped back down to the bottle of water in her hands. She was twisting it so hard that the wrapper was tearing off. Unable to resist, Lex reached out and covered her grip on the bottle, giving her a gentle squeeze. “Is this your first event?”
Marley nodded, and allowed him to take her hand and draw her down to the seat at his side. For just a moment, he could only stare at her profile as her eyes darted around the room. Her nervousness was obvious, but she held her spine rigid. She had the bearing of royalty, but underneath, behind the smile in her eyes, he could see her fear and discomfort. He couldn’t even vaguely remember what it was like to be a newbie to this world, but he sympathized with her in ways he shouldn’t at this point.
“It’s all right, princess. In a place with this much kink there’s no need to force the unwilling. No one will touch you without your consent. Relax, and tell me what brought you here.” As he spoke, he reached his hand out and brushed a dark brown curl away from her cheek.
Fetish & Fantasy, #1
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After fifteen years as a bland housewife, Alana is ready to shake up her life by fulfilling her darkest fantasy. She wants to be watched. Her exhibitionist streak is ready to break free, and she knows exactly whom she wants for her voyeur.
Doug would give his wife, Alana, the moon if she asked, so he’s more than willing to participate in a public threesome at a fetish party if it makes her kinky wishes come true. His business partner and best friend, Killian is the wild card in their plan.
A businessman first, and a trained Dominant second, Killian never gets tied down to one submissive. He’s a lover with commitment issues, but he doesn’t hesitate to help fulfill Doug and Alana’s fantasies. Once the fantasy is set in motion, the three players must decide if watching sin is enough…
Warning: Adult Themes-For Mature Audiences. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. M/M/F, graphic language, consensual BDSM, public sex, HFN. Short story Approx. 14,200 words.
Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
I’m not sure if I ever wanted to be a writer, so much as I just was born a story teller. From a young age I loved creating imaginary worlds and people and I could spin a tale that my parents and teachers would easily believe. It got me in as much trouble as it got me out of, believe me.
When did you first consider yourself an “author”?
The day I held a paperback copy of my first release in my hands I realized that I was an honest-to-god author. Before that, my books were published as eBooks, so there was a disconnect (disbelief?) in my brain and it just never quite seemed real.
How long did it take to get your first book published?
I’m absolutely one of the lucky ones. It only took submitting Fire of the Wolf to Siren, and within two weeks of submitting it I had a contract. I attribute it to luck and timing more than skill at the time because I’ve grown by leaps and bounds as an author since that first book.
Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
Funny story, when I began writing I was a full-time banker at a private bank, but after a year and four published novels they determined that my publishing erotic romance was against their code of ethics and morality, so I got a pink slip. I don’t regret for one instant, because it gave me the push I needed to go full-time, and I’ve never looked back. J I don’t miss being a banker that’s for sure!
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
Latest book: Submission Dance
Domme introduces her male sub to the man of their dreams.
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
Currently I’m published with both Siren Publishing and JK Publishing, and I’ve self-published this newest series, Fetish & Fantasy.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
In the near future I’ll be releasing the third Fetish & Fantasy book, Mistress Hedonism, followed within a couple of months by the sixth book in The Gray Pack series. As for what’s after that I’m really not 100% sure. I’m constantly churning out new ideas and I have a lot more books already started. I love writing western romance as in The Surrender Trilogy, and Apache Crossing, but The Gray Pack has many more stories to tell too. We’ll see what the future holds together!
What genre would you place your books into?
I believe they should be categorized as romance, but the land of specifics places them in erotic romance because I don’t shy away from graphic sex.
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
I’m a sucker for a happily ever after, but I hate the purple prose of mainstream romance. Call it what it is, or keep the bedroom door firmly shut.
What inspired you to write?
In February 2012 I turned 30, which for me was a big deal. I had my first child at only 19, so I spent all of my 20’s being a mom and wife and not really focusing on what I wanted to do, or what made me happy. Turning 30 was a gut check about how quickly time was passing me by, and I decided to set bucket list goals for myself. I set three on Feb 4, 2012. The first was to publish the novel I’d started writing two weeks before. The second was to get healthier, and the third was to get a tattoo (I’ve always wanted one). By the middle of March I had a contract on Fire of the Wolf – it released July 29, 2012, and I followed it up in October with Reflections of the Wolf. I lost thirty pounds and completed my first 5k, and in December of that year I got my tattoo! I made a promise to myself to keep check marking things from my bucket list, and I’ve been doing so ever since.
Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
I like to put on headphones and listen to www.rainymood.com most of the time when I’m writing or editing, but I have a variety of playlists on my youtube channel that I use if I need to get in a specific frame of mind. I sit on my sofa, with my laptop in my lap and a Diet Dr. Pepper nearby, and just let my imagination run wild.
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Yes. I know that a lot of authors say that this is bad for their health because bad reviews sting, but I believe that you can learn a lot from your reviews. Everyone gets some sort of review in their business, whether it’s from customers, or their annual review from their boss. The idea is to take the good with the bad and figure out how to become better. So yes, I read every single review.
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
I would say 90% of the time I know the title within the first two thousand words of a story, BUT I always take that working title to Google and Amazon and try to figure out how many duplicate books there will be with that title before I announce it to the world. I like unique titles, so I’ve scrapped dozens of them because they were overused.
How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
I have a master list of names that I’ve used sorted by male, female, first name, and last name—can you tell I’m OCD? I have a second list going that is names I’ve picked up and want to use at some point. A lot times my characters come to me already named, but I’ve been known to give away naming rights to a character via Facebook and blog contests too.
Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?
I get these as I go. I can usually start my notes on a character right away just based on the way they behave, and their dialogue, but details are slower to fill in.
Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")
Yes, I think to a certain extent there’s a message in all of them. The Surrender Trilogy books were really about finding ways to accept the flaws within ourselves and overcome them. The Fetish & Fantasy books seem to follow the idea that no one’s fantasies or desires are wrong if their honest about them. The Gray Pack Series would be tougher for me to pinpoint, because each book really has its own message. I’d love to hear reader thoughts on what “hidden” messages they’ve picked up from my stories.
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
I like them all, but I read more eBooks than anything else just because it’s easier to store and portable. I have about 4,000 books on my Kindle Keyboard right now. J
Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?
I don’t think that ALL books transfer well, especially given the nature of the inner monologue that is heavily used in fiction. That makes it difficult to translate the characters thought process onto the screen. However, I have to admit that I’m in LOVE with the Hunger Games movies. It’s possibly because I have a small girl-crush on Jennifer Lawrence, and an even bigger crush on Liam Hemsworth…
Your favorite food is?
McDonald’s cheeseburger and fries—my husband swears I have a four year old trapped inside of me.
Your favorite color is?
Lori King is an everyday woman, born and raised right smack in the middle of the country in the ever-conservative state of Kansas. She juggles three sons, a husband, a dog, a turtle, and way too many extra-curricular activities to mention.
Writing is a way of stepping outside of the real world, and embracing something new and different for her. A hopeless romantic, she spends her days dreaming up Alpha men, and her nights telling their stories while always looking for the happily ever after. Find out more about her current projects at http://lorikingbooks.com.
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