Friday, April 17, 2015

Wolf on a Leash

 by Virginia Nelson

Halloween may be over, but if you’re anything like me, that doesn’t mean that your craving for something magical has abated in the least. I’m a huge addict of two supernaturally spiked shows this season and my whole week is often framed around my fangirling over those two shows.
For one, I’m a huge Walking Dead fan. I love me some zombie carnage and more importantly, I’m fascinated to watch the characters as the seasons go by to see how they grow and change. I mean, lots of shows and movies show us a post-apocalyptic world, but few manage in the way of the Walking Dead to show how living in a constantly stressful world, of watching everyone you know and everything you know fall away…
Carol for instance? A girl I go to school with and I were just talking after class about Carol. I identify with her more than any character on that show. Some say she’s gone batty, completely flipped her lid, but I don’t think so. She started out the zombie apocalypse as a mother, tied into an abusive relationship because she was a mother and she had a child to care for. We see her lose the husband and be the only thing standing between her child and death and, by this season? She’s lost her child. She’s lost her world. She has nothing left to lose, so yes…she’ll make the tough calls. She’s got nothing left to lose, so she’s not afraid. Having been at a point in my life before when I had nothing to lose? I have to say I get where she’s coming from.
I also adore with a sick addiction I can’t even begin to put into words the show, Once Upon A Time. The blending of magical with reality…of someone trying to make sense of the fact she’s little more than a Disney princess when her whole life has sucked? Fascinating.
I think that’s why I love the paranormal genre. We get that little bit of magic that only those kind of shows and books can offer alongside the gritty reality and character development we see around us and feel every single day.
I have a new paranormal story coming soon from Decadent. It will be part of the Black Hills Wolves series, but I twisted in a few elements of BDSM (my main characters are members of a dungeon and that’s where they meet) and it was, as always, fun for me to find my very own way to weave magic with reality.
What is your favorite magical television show? Oh-oh, and even more important…witches, wolves or vamps?

Wolf on a Leash blurb:
Longtime submissive, Patch Williams, never quite finds the release she seeks. When a new Dom comes to town, offering play she’s never tried before, it’s a battle to give into the pleasure he offers while keeping her wolf nature a secret.
Home from overseas service, Kennedy Laurie realizes a few things about himself—he only gets off when a little sadism is involved, and he’s terrified of going too far, getting lost in the play. Patch might be just the submissive he’s been dreaming of.

Patch recognizes the call to mate…but with an out-of-towner? Her body demands for her to submit, to tell him everything, but can her Dom tame the Wolf on a Leash?

Virginia Nelson believed them when they said, “Write what you know.” Small town girl writing small town romance, her characters are as full of flaws, misunderstandings, and flat out mistakes as Virginia herself. When she’s not writing or plotting to take over the world, she likes to hang out with the greatest kids in history, play in the mud, drive far too fast, and scream at inanimate objects. Virginia likes knights in rusted and dinged up armor, heroes that snarl instead of croon, and heroines who can’t remember to say the right thing even with an author writing their dialogue. Her books are full of snark, sex, and random acts of ineptitude—not always in that order.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Creativity of Spring

My favorite season is springtime. Nothing can compare to the delicious scent of ozone on the air after a lightning storm, or watching the green begin to push away the brown of winter’s grass. Coming home from work and smelling potting soil as the hubby starts our tomato plants on the kitchen table brings me such joy. And the way the sky gets bluer, the clouds whiter. Or seeing a cheery little crocus popping up amid the dry leaf litter still in my garden.
I love it!
Spring is a time of rebirth, not just for the earth. For me it’s a joyous time to shake off the winter doldrums, and put an end to cabin fever. Not that I’m one who suffers from seasonal depression, but it’s hard to have a case of the melancholies when birds are chirping outside your window and the deer are dashing across the corn fields. Everything is coming back to life, and that makes my creative juices flow.
Recently I was contemplating my writing accomplishments this past winter. I feel like I have been writing constantly, which is partially true. I had another Naughty North Pole book come out in December—Book Five: EVERYBODY HATES FRUITCAKE—and two other full length novels as well. But actually all I have been doing was editing.
While writing is just rewriting and editing, it dawned on me that I have not written any NEW material since August.
What the heck?
Well, it must have been the crisp spring air feeding my brain, all rich with the scent of dirt and growing things, because a new idea has sprouted. Not entirely new, though. Sometimes we visit old stories like we visit old friends, and that’s what I’m doing.
In my 1NightStand story ACCIDENTALLY BEAUTIFUL, my two heroes visited a gay bar in Grand Turk called No Woman No Cry—yeah like the Bob Marley song. There was a Haitian man who owned the place named Josef and frankly he just needed his own story. And as I love swapping characters with my writer pal Wendy Burke, I helped myself—with her permission of course—to the art gallery owner from her story WISE MEN SAY, Paul.
Now, just like the bulbs popping up in my garden and the sprouts of baby tomatoes growing in my kitchen, their love story is also growing. I’m very excited to be penning their journey and I’m nearing the halfway point. Frankly, even as I write this post, they are whispering in the back of my mind. The horny little bastards are ready to do some growing of their own, if you get my meaning, LOL, so I need to get back to writing. You see, Paul and Josef have just arrived at No Woman No Cry, and things are about to heat up! I’m thinking these two like mirrors, which is something I haven’t incorporated into any love scenes yet. So this should be fun for all!
What about you guys? Has the season change watered your creativity? Are you writing anything new that you would like to share? I’d love to hear about it!

Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. She loves music and dancing, and can often be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

You Can Have Too Much Wildlife

 By Dena Garson

When I began working on Your Wild Heart, I realized my heroine, a Wildlife Biologist, would be spending a lot of time outdoors. It made me stop and think about how a single woman, working alone, might go about keeping herself safe and, quite frankly, reasonably comfortable.
I’ve camped outdoors a few times, but each time I was with family – never alone. It seems to me there are quite a few factors to consider. First – safety – not only of yourself but also your stuff. As a scientist, I would think she would have a few pieces of equipment that she would need to secure. If nothing else, she’d have a laptop to record data. Not that pen and paper wouldn’t work! But, we’re going to assume she is a modern day gal and has a reasonable appreciation of gadgets.
Since she planned to be in the area for about a week, I would think she’d want a comfortable place to sleep and take her meals. Someplace free of bugs and slithering reptiles. In my book, that rules out the hard ground.
From personal experience, I’ve learned that keeping food not only stored properly (i.e. cold) but also free of bugs and wildlife, is a challenge in the woods. Tossing a plastic bag of chips or hamburger buns on the ground –even in a tent– doesn’t work. At least not for long.
After researching camping supplies I came to the conclusion that if my girl frequently made these types of trips she would probably make the investment in a small travel trailer. Nothing large or overly fancy. It would definitely need to be something she could setup and maintain on her own but also provide a degree of protection from the elements, wildlife and, quite frankly, from other people.
It’s amazing how many options are out there! You can get something that sleeps one or two all the way up to eight or ten!
By the time I found the perfect vehicle for my heroine, I was in the mood to go look at the darn things myself. I have two boys and the idea of having something to take weekend trips to the lake during the summer holds a lot of appeal. Now if I could only win that big lottery…

About Your Wild Heart:
Wildlife biologist, Isabelle Acker, meets sexy park ranger, Wyatt Powell. His Wolf sits up and takes notice of her, but when he learns why she came to the park, he becomes wary of her intentions. After all, as far as the general population knows, there are no wolves in the Black Hills.
Ordered by his Alpha to keep an eye on the smoking-hot biologist, Wyatt finds it difficult to keep his hands to himself. He wants to possess her, to share everything about his life, but that might endanger the Tao Pack. But the attraction proves too great and, unable to deny his Wolf, he takes her with a passion he didn’t know he possessed.
However, their sexual bliss is short-lived, and on the night of the full moon, more than one secret is revealed. When all is said and done, they must each decide—is what they have between them true love or just hot sex?

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About Dena:
Dena Garson is a Process Redesign Specialist by day and a writer and jewelry designer by night. She is raising two rowdy boys who play lots of sports which forces her to spend way too much time on the practice field and/or sidelines. Thankfully she has a loyal and loving Labrador Retriever to listen when she complains and a spoiled cat who reminds her daily she is merely a servant. 

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Worldbuiling Can Make a Girl Crazy

World building can make a girl crazy. Especially a writer. I have a new contract with Decadent for a Beyond Fairytales story. Instead of Beauty and the Beast...think Beauty and her Beasts. *Grins* Yeah, because I like my heroines feisty I had to give her a real challenge. Well, two of them. But, shoot. That was the easy part. Now I had to figure out where and when to write the dang story.
That’s when I thought about some of the dystopian stories that have been so popular both in the new adult and the erotic romance genres. Oh...hell yeah! Wait can I say hell here? Anyway. So since I live in SoCal I couldn’t imagine setting the story anywhere else...even after an electromagnetic pulse destroyed everything.
Once I figured out how I would destroy the world as we know it and then reshape civilization to meet my needs, I had to rename it. San Diego became Epsilon. I then had to do some imagining. I had to imagine what my characters would look like. How they would dress. How they would get around. I relied on Pintrest to help me get my imagery together and Slacker Radio to shape things musically.

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Slacker: Beast MC Radio

Here are the marriage vows used in Epsilon when anyone is married, just swap out the number for the correct one for the ceremony.

We are three. Three bodies, three souls, three hearts.
Three together is stronger than each alone.
Where one is weak the others will be strong. When one is in need the others will give.
Pure of heart, clear of soul, jealousy will have no hold.
We are three. Three bodies, three souls, one heart.

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