I adore the Uberkinky website. It’s tasteful, elegant, and oh-so intriguing. There are a number of products I use in my books, and the ones mentioned below are featured prominently in recent releases. And honestly? I found something on the site I need to buy, and it will show up in a future novel!
Before you slip into those sky-high heels, it helps to get in the mood, it’s been said that a woman’s most powerful sex organ is her brain, and that makes perfect sense. We’re smart, sassy and adventurous.
We’re discerning and have confidence that we can express who we are as women, that’s why erotic romances are topping the bestseller lists.
If I’ve ever had more fun writing a series of books, I don’t remember when.
The series started with a single idea. Most of my books have a piece of me in them. Something I see or something that happens makes me think, “What if?” The collar that’s pictured on the cover of Crave is a bit imposing. When I saw that particular collar in real life, all sorts of things ran through my head. I imagined the commitment and expectations that might go along with it, and how that might be a bit frightening to a heroine who sees it for the first time.
I adore powerful men. Whether they’re wearing jeans and a cowboy hat or a well-tailored suit, I am attracted to men who radiate confidence and are comfortable with who they are. It makes them both sexy and powerful.
I try to create complex heroes we can fall in love with. I give them traits I find sexy, commitment, respect, integrity, manners, and, most importantly, a sense of humor. And then I introduce him to a heroine who will test everything he thinks he knows. The woman he falls for has to be convinced of his intentions. Along the way, I end up smitten, too, even if the alpha male would be too much for me in real life.
Kennedy Aldrich is a character I find yummy…one I had great fun crafting.
Does a lot of research go into writing the BDSM scenes?
I take my work seriously, and I want to give my readers the experience they’re hoping for when they pick up one of my books. So yes, I do lots of research for my books. The best parts are the “hands-on” experiences. I don’t have to guess at my heroine’s feelings of trepidation or excitement. And I hope that adds an air of emotional intimacy between the reader and my writing.
A divorce has left Mackenzie Farrell determined never to walk down the aisle again. She enjoys her life, and she’s passionate in her business pursuits.
Writers are often told to “write what you know.” The advice makes sense. When an author adds personal experience, the story can feel more authentic.
There’s a little bit of me in Mackenzie, the heroine of my latest book, Claim. Like her, I was a single woman who intended to stay that way. After my divorce, I invested tremendous time and energy in my career. I spent a lot of time with friends and family. I had boyfriends, and some of the relationships were quite serious. But for many years, I never met anyone who I was willing to give up single life for.
When I head out, I love New Orleans. Fortunately, now, it's only about a six-hour drive away. While I'm there, I head for jambalaya and pralines. Then a late-night stop at Café Du Monde for café au lait and beignets. Like most visitors, I adore the French Quarter and spend hours walking around, visiting the shops and art galleries. (I still have my eye on a painting I fell in love with last spring.) Even though I wear out a pair of tennis shoes, I pack on five pounds per visit! Laissez les bon temps roulez!