The Next Big Thing Blog Hop- November 28

I was invited by Louisa Bacio to join this blog hop and I have invited three more authors.  Please make sure to stop by her blog and show her some love as well.

Leave a comment for your chance to win a e-copy of Demon Mine!

Here are the questions—

What is the working title of your book? Demon Tempted (#2 in the Karmic Lusts Series)

Where did the idea come from for the book? It’s the second in the series and while I was writing the first the idea for a series came up.

What genre does your book fall under? Interracial Paranormal Erotic Romance

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie? Hmm you know what not entirely sure. Clay Quinones is a hot Latin male and Eva Jackson is a beautiful bad girl that people loved to hate in the first book. Kerri Washington was the inspiration for Eva when I was writing and Franky G was my inspiration for Clay.

What is a one sentence synopsis of your book? Eve has been a bad, bad girl.

Will your book be self published or represented by an agency/publisher? It’s going to Evernight Publishing

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? I did it for NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month. It’s from November 1-30. Challenged to write 50k in a month. I wrote the story in 25 days. It was tiring and grueling but I am proud to say the story is at 51,595 words. Demon Mine was only 24,570.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Ohh it’s hard for me to compare. I try not to do that. I’ll let the reader do the comparing when the time comes.

Who or What inspired you to write this book? The whole what if Eve was the bad girl instead of of Lilith.

What else about your book might interest the reader? Loads of fun action this time. And a lot hotter than the first book.

Please stop by these fantastic authors blogs!

Kim Carmichael

Shyla Colt

Lyndi Lamont

Demon Mine the first in the Karmic Lust series is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Allromancebooks, Bookstrand, and the Evernight Publishing site.

Blurb: Samael is a fallen angel doomed to repeat his life, and experience his love for Liliana Jackson, over and over again. That is until she finally remembers who she is and the reason for the curse that has befallen them both. Are they doomed to keep repeating the past? Or will there be a new future for the reincarnated lovers?

Mocha Kisses is a sweet and sexy erotic tale of a cougar getting her geek. You can find it at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

 Blurb: Two mocha lattes and a pact. Though a decade apart in age and from different ethnic backgrounds, will their mutual love of books and addiction to mocha lattes make for one evening of pleasure or something more for geeky Ronan and Meredith? Meri didn’t think Ronan was serious about their agreement to spend time together if both were single by her thirty-fifth birthday. After all, he was still seeing that redhead when they made the pact. Ronan worried Meri would think him too young for the kind of commitment he wanted from her. Can one chocolate-drenched encounter overcome all their obstacles and concerns?

Cauldron of Tales is a five author anthology with my short story called Light of the Moon. It’s available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble


When five witches with wild imaginations get together, the pot boils over with trouble, romance, and sensuality.

In The Devil’s Berries, readers are taken back to Renaissance England where Sabine, facing her last night alive, reveals how the witch really came to be associated with the broomstick. Will her nightly visitor bring her more trouble or will he give her peace?

Cindy can’t decide if she’s Hexed Or Vexed her longtime friend, Killen. All she knows is that one second he was her very manly friend, and the next, he’s a dog. Can her Witchy Group on Facebook help her fix the mess, or will she be burdened with a comical canine companion the rest of her days?

Willow Vance is a poor excuse for a witch, and by some stroke of luck, the six-year-old Past Potion she crafted worked. When the hexed warlock finds out about Willow’s curse, he will stop at nothing for her to lift the spell. Willow can run, but does she want to?

Alone for Halloween, Bryn is ready to take some frustrations out on her purple battery-operated toy, but she’s in for a surprise when the Toy Soldier becomes a flesh-and-blood man. Grateful to be free of his plastic curse, Byron will do anything for her…no matter how naughty.

A dance of seduction under The Light of the Moon turns into a night of passion, but will that be enough for Aponi to keep the man of her dreams enchanted? Or will the flame that was ignited die out just as quickly as it sparked?

Danica finds herself confused after a trip to the carnival with her best friend and coworker. She’s been attracted to Lisette for months, but are her feelings really being reciprocated, or was there A Sappho Spell cast in Madame Lilith’s tent?

Coming soon—Hot for the Teacher (Keith Publications), The Christmas Milf (Milf and Cookies Anthology from Hot Ink Press) and On Angel’s Wings (Evernight Publishing).

Guest Author Kim Carmichael 9-19-12

Welcome Author Kim Carmichael!  Kim will be giving away one ebook copy of Hands On Me and a lovely necklace. (Picture of the necklaces at the bottom).  Please leave a comment and email to enter).
Blushing At My Computer Screen:

Romance and erotic romance authors have a rare opportunity to live out fantasies we may never dreamed possible.  In our minds we can make love to a werewolf, or travel in time for a romantic rendezvous.  It really is an amazing job for someone who likes to live in his or her head!

However, along with this type of writing fun comes certain situations where even I have blushed at my computer screen:

Here are my top five blushable moments:

1.      The first time I wrote the word nipples –  Not peaks, not tight apex, but nipples.  It was my first foray into learning how not to use euphemisms for everything.  I actually turned away from my monitor as I typed the word, but I also crossed over the threshold into being a real author who doesn’t use purple prose.

2.      Dealing with the condom –  Unless we are writing historical or paranormal, safe sex is important, and many publishing houses require it.  Somehow putting the condom on gives me no trouble, but the whole disposing of it seems to perplex me.  It is not something that you want to spend a lot of time talking about, or at least I don’t.   I finally resorted to researching proper condom etiquette.  FYI the rule is that the man is responsible or dealing with his own… disposal.  For my story that was just released, Hands On Me, I managed to turn this once awkward scene, into something that helped move the plot along.

3.      Shaving and grooming – I never really discussed this at length, but then I had a critique that asked me to describe my hero’s “situation.” Every generation seems to have their own standards for handling their grooming.  Right now the trend is for little to no pubic hair.  I know use this to show something about my character.  Is my hero male a metrosexual who keeps everything perfect?  Or do I have a man who doesn’t care about following the crowd?  In a upcoming story I actually used this, not only as comic relief, but to show how my hero changes once he’s in love.

4.      Double Penetration – Anyone who writes sex scenes knows that it has to be more than an instruction sheet, but somehow my first double penetration scene gave me tons of trouble and lots of deep blushes.  There were just so many parts and pieces to fit together correctly, and I had to make sure my readers would understand what I meant.  I wrote the scene first as an outline making sure I had everything in the right place, and then came back and added in the plot, etc.  However, in a ménage romance, this scene can be one of the most emotional.

5.      Pushing My Own Limits –There have been many times where I have been lying in bed thinking about a sexy scene, it may push the boundaries, or sound a little left of center, but I have found that one hundred percent of the time when I go with my gut, push past my own boundaries and write the scene as I envisioned, it turns out much better.  For my upcoming story, The Promise, I was curious as to what would happen if my heroine was denied her orgasm, I went at it full-throttle, and it goes down as one of my favorite scenes I have ever written. 

One thing I have learned from writing erotic romance is that if it turns me on, it has a better chance of doing the same to my readers.  At the end of the day, isn’t that what we all want? 

I wish you all happy and sexy reading!

Hands on Me

Kim Carmichael

Agent Gwen Fredricks is a living target.  Captured after a failed mission, the code to crack a safe has literally been permanently hidden on her.  To free herself, she must retrieve a final key.   All
Agent Colin Alexander has to do to avoid a desk job is get a code said to be on an enemy agent.   He never dreamed it would actually be on the agent, especially Gwen.
The simple shoot-and-swoop mission takes a turn for these two sometime-lovers and full-time rivals when they call a truce to give into their desire.  Now with the promise to keep both hands on each other at all times, they share a night together.  Loyalties are tested when Gwen manages to swipe the key away, and Colin discovers the code carefully embedded into Gwen’s tramp stamp tattoo in a glow of UV light.  When morning comes they must decide if what they feel for each other is worth betraying their agencies.
About the Author:

Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her to create her own.  She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep all her gadgets running.  When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

“Stop!” A man yelled.
The barrel of another gun met her inches from her face. She tensed, not from the gun, but from the familiar inflection in his voice. The position of both their weapons hid the man’s face.
“Get in and lower your gun, or we’ll both lose.”                
“Back up and lower yours, or you won’t have a hand left.” No one told her what to do, not ever again. The click of her cocking her weapon echoed around them.
He stepped back. “Get in and close the door.”
With her gun still raised, she stepped and waited for her opponent to flinch first.
“Now.” He moved a fraction of an inch.
She did the same, and with the silent acknowledgement they would both comply, they lowered their guns in unison. She almost shot herself in the foot at the sight of the man who greeted her. Before she made a mistake, she de-cocked her gun and shook her head. “Colin?” Her body betrayed her by trembling. Was this her punishment?
“Gwen.” He shoved the gun in his waistband. “You’re the one. I would have never guessed.”
Think. She screamed at herself to remember her training, and not allow him to best her or distract her. She glanced around the room, giving her time to not look at him. Agents were supposed to be everyday people and blend in, but Colin Alexander stood out. From the moment she quite literally fell into his lap through a two-story ceiling three years ago, she wasn’t sure why his agency chose such a standout. She supposed his combed-back black hair and golden eyes were some bizarre form of female torture.

Interview at Kim Carmichael’s blog with a giveaway!

I am at Kim Carmichael‘s blog with an interview and there is a $10 starbucks card for a lucky person leaves a comment. Please stop by!