Monday, August 13, 2012

Release Party w/Amelia James, Erotic Romance!

 Release Party!

Amelia James
Erotic Romance

          Thank you for stopping in to meet this weeks sexy romance author and to help her celebrate the new release, Her Twisted Pleasures! Watch out for balloons on the floor and the streamers overhead. The bars in the back and our bartender will be more than happy to help you!
        Amelia James started reading steamy romance novels in junior high, but her mom took them away from her, so she started daydreaming instead. After she got married, she wrote some of her naughtier daydreams down and sent them to Playgirl magazine. Two of them got published. She kept daydreaming and writing stories until her dirty stories turned into trashy books.
     She lives in Colorado, but she’ll always be a loyal Wisconsin Cheesehead. When she’s not lusting after her next bad boy hero, she looks for inspiration in sci-fi and action movies, football players, bloodsucking lawyers, muscle cars, and kick-butt chicks.
        She's got a contest at the end for you to enter. A winner will be drawn on Saturday, the 18th for a signed copy of Tell Me You Want Me! Good luck to everyone!

Tonya:  Amelia, I'm honored to be among those helping you with your release celebrations! Let's get started. Readers love to know more about their authors. Tell us a bit about yourself.

Amelia:  I am Amelia James, and I write trashy books. I published a romance novel, Tell Me You Want Me (now available.) I’ve been writing stories since the third grade and reading romance since junior high. Yep, I’m addicted. My new release, Her Twisted Pleasures, is an erotic short story collection featuring three (M/F/M) characters.

Tonya:  Do you have a day job?

Amelia:  Not anymore, thankfully. I had a series of mind-numbing, dead-end day jobs I hated, but I’ve been writing full-time for the last year. Writing challenges me like no day job ever has.

Tonya:  Some of us have things we do to get into the writing frame of mind like music, or drinks. Do you have anything special you do to get into the writing mood?

Amelia:  I let my mind wander. I like to play ‘what if?’ with my characters and their lives.

Tonya:  Where do you keep story ideas? Where do they come from?

Amelia:  I keep a notebook with me at all times. I also have ideas on my computer. I get most of my ideas from my dirty mind. * wink *

Tonya:  If you’re self-published, can you tell us a bit about that and how it’s going for you?

Amelia:  I was self-published for a year, and it was a lot of hard work for little reward, so I submitted my newest release, Her Twisted Pleasures, to an indie publisher. They accepted it and they’re republishing all my self-published titles. I learned a lot from the experience, but I can’t do it on my own.

Tonya:  Self-pubbing IS a lot of work, but we all still have to market our books so readers can learn about them. Having guests here on my blog is one way I like to help authors get in front of readers. Are you a daytime writer, night time writer, and do you have to be alone to write?

Amelia:  I get up at 5am to write. I write best after I’ve had a good night’s sleep. Yes, I have to be alone. No music, no distractions.

Tonya:  What advice would you give to new authors?

Amelia:  Everyone needs an editor. An editor will see ways to improve your writing that you can’t. I’ve learned a lot from my editors at Evolved Publishing.

Tonya:  Do you write better when you first have an idea of what your characters look like or do you write, then add character looks?

Amelia:  I need to know who my characters are and understand their conflicts before I start writing. Looks are secondary.

Tonya:  What attracts you most about men?

Amelia:  I love long hair on a man. Mmmm yummy. I also love a guy with a dirty sense of humor.

Tonya:  I’m one of those who love to fist my fingers in their hair! We’re dying to hear about your latest book. What can you tell us without spoiling the storyline?

Amelia:  Her Twisted Pleasures is an erotic short story collection. The stories follow three characters (M/F/M) and their twisted relationships with each other. Sometimes dirty little secrets are more dirty than secret. 

His hand came off my neck, and he wrapped his arms around me, crushing me against him. I grabbed his hair and forced his mouth to mine, feeding the darkness possessing us…. Submission, yes! Not giving up control but having it taken from me. This… this was why I needed Alex. Will was too nice; he would never abuse me like this. But Alex…mmm…Alex had no such qualms. “What have you done to me?”
      Talia indulges her sexual pleasures, turning her life into a twisted mess. Sleeping with Alex is dangerous and reckless. She craves that excitement. Loving Will is comforting and safe. She needs that stability. Why can’t she get everything she wants from one man?
      Will has everything under control. Watching his girlfriend flirt with his best friend fuels his lust for her. He loves Talia; he trusts Alex. It’s all good as long as he makes the rules.
      Alex doesn’t give a damn about rules. He knows how to play with fire without getting burned. It’s just sex with Talia. No emotions means no attachments. That’s one rule he won’t break.
      Sometimes dirty little secrets are more dirty than secret….

Excerpt:  Her Twisted Pleasures' first story, A Good Slut

Warning: XXX-rated
     "I had the weirdest dream." I snuggled closer to him, feeling his heart beat steady under my cheek.
     His hand slipped between my thighs. I was still wet. "Was it about him?"
     His heart beat faster against my side. "Be a good slut and tell me about it." He smiled. "Don't leave anything out."
     The glimmer in his eyes made me wonder what he was hoping for. Alex had invaded my sleep before—even hotter than this one. Will liked hearing all the dirty details. Strange, but if it turned him on, what was the harm in telling him? Still, I never said Alex's name.
     "I got up for a drink and he was in the kitchen."
     "Were you naked?"
     "Yes, but he wasn't. He pinned me against the wall and fucked me."
     "Mmm... did you like fucking another guy?" The hand between my legs probed my wet flesh, and his fingers slipped inside me.
     "Yeah." I smiled and sweat sprinkled my skin.
     Will understood, like no one else ever had, my need for variety. I'd never been with anyone as long as I'd been with Will because... well, they soon bored me.      He gave me free rein to flirt with anyone. I tried hard not to cross the line, but he never got mad, never showed any emotion at all.
     Sometimes, he seemed to like it.
     I dragged my mouth up his neck and flicked my tongue in his ear. "He made me come." I smiled on his hot skin, knowing my dream orgasms would make him hard.
     He groaned and draped my thigh over his hips, grinding his cock against my mound. "How many times?"
     "Um...." I stalled, teasing him. "Twice."
     He kissed me, fucking my mouth with his tongue. "Was he fucking you both times?"
     "No. The first time he was fingering my button."
     His amused smile told me he liked my silly words for my girl parts. "And he fucked you after that?" He teased my pink flesh with his cock.
     I gnawed my lip and buried my face against his shoulder, nipping it. "Yes."
     "That's my girl." His cock slid inside me as his big hand cupped my ass and held my body against his.
     My fingers tangled in Will's long hair and I kissed him, moaning into his mouth and trying not to remember how Alex's cock had felt in my dream. Would it feel that good in real life? No—don't go there.
     Then I remembered something else—a new element in my dreams. What would Will think if he knew he was in it too? "You were watching us."

Tonya:  I love it! Where can our readers find you and your books?

Amelia:  I’m on Twitter as @TrashyWriter. I’m on Facebook, Google+, Good Reads and I have a blog called Trashy’s Treasures.

Tonya:  Your blog is a fun one! Readers, be sure to stop over there! Is there anything else you want to tell our readers?

Amelia:  My publisher is re-releasing my current titles with new covers and editing. My first romance novel, Tell Me You Want Me, was released June 26. Secret Storm and The Devil Made Me Do It will be out in Fall 2012.

Tonya:  Congrats on the new re-releases and covers. I’ve seen the new Tell Me You Want Me! Yum! What is your favorite night time snack?

Amelia:  Peanut M&Ms

Tonya:  Do you like toppings on your ice cream?

Amelia:  Ice cream? Where? Gimme a spoon!

Tonya:  What’s your favorite meal - Italian, Mexican, Thai, etc?

Amelia:  Any meal I don’t have to cook. LOL Readers, please be sure to get in on the contest below and you can earn extra entries! Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll be available on Wednesday for questions!

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  1. Amelia, welcome to my place! I'm excited to see such a crowd here! Readers, thank you for stopping in to read. Amelia is giving away a SIGNED copy of her book this week. Be sure to get in as many entries as you can. On Wednesday, Amelia will be around to chat with you but she may get a chance to peek in here before that!

    Thank you all for stopping in!

    1. Hi Tonya! Thanks for having me. I'm so excited about my new release, Her Twisted Pleasures. I hope you all enjoy it. :)

  2. Hi Amelia and Tonya,
    great interview and the book sounds wonderful. the excerpt was HOT! i am putting it at the top of the TBBN list for sure.

    tammy ramey

    1. Thanks, Tammy. Glad you liked the excerpt and I hope you enjoy the book. :)

  3. hi ladies...

    the interview was awesome and i adored the book excerpt. i have to ad that to my to read list!

    1. Hi Laurie. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. I hope you like the book too!

  4. Loved the excerpt & the interview! I have added the book to my TBRs. Thank you!

  5. *chatting with guests in the crowd as I make my through to find Ms Amelia*

    There you are! Wow, the crowd is amazing, hon! With this being release day for Her Twisted Pleasure, I hope they all get a chance to chat with you! Keep enough pens handy!

    Readers, we hope you're all having a blast this week! Get in on the contest but please leave a comment to chat with our sexy author! I'm off to find the bartender!

  6. Good morning! Er...afternoon. Sorry I'm late. Release day is crazy fun. Hey Tonya, ask the bartender to pour me a Scotch neat. Thank you.

    Please enter the contest and leave a comment or question for me. I'm easy. ;)

    Have a good day!