Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Silver Chasings, by Kestra Gravier

Today I have the lovely Kestra Gravier on my blog, I had the pleasure of meeting her last summer at the BDSM For Writers Con where we had an enjoyable weekend of education and research.

Welcome Kestra!

Laci, thank you for inviting me to your website.  I’m Kestra Gravier, author of several erotic novels with a BDSM theme.  I like to live near water and at various times have lived on the shores of the Eastern Seaboard, Ohio River Valley and Lac Léman. Several career changes and way too much education supply me with a vast array of plot drivers.   

Passion in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace? Flirtation with a Louisville iron sculptor? Zero-gravity flogging? I hope to let you experience the sensations, the settings and the romance for yourself.

What are you working on now?
Last year, I won the BDSM Writer Con inaugural Book Contest with ‘Silver Chasings’ and I’ve been working with the publisher to finish the edits. Now, the release date is almost here!


March 31, 2015 to be exact. It’s always a rush to see a book that started as an idea take form, then be refined by working with editors and reviewers, to finally see the galleys just prior to release. Then there’s the anticipation and fear of waiting to see how the book will be received.  It’s kind of like that moment when you’ve left the diving board, but before you hit the water…

What else have you written that we can read?


After a visit to Hampton Court Palace outside of London, I wondered how BDSM might have been practiced in Henry VIII’s rather licentious court. And because I like spy novels, Lady Elinor earned her keep working for Lord Wysse, a Tudor spymaster (Dark River: Lady Elinor at Hampton Court).


Encounters grew from my enjoyment of lingerie (New Orleans and Paris being two favored sources) and the ‘what if’ an old flame re-entered your life after you had an established career. 






On my website, kestragravier.com, there is a short story- Hangar- available for download.

Tell me a little more about Silver Chasings.

Garrick Jefferson Custis is the respected leader of Tempest, a BDSM club, and a man looking to make a change. He has his contractor business, willing submissives, and good friends. But he wants a relationship outside of the lifestyle. Quin Landry fled the BDSM scene after a messy divorce. Now, she is ready to try again, to fill in a missing piece. She just wants to have a little fun, find a Dom to be part of her life.

Change may not be what Garrick needs to make his life whole. With a little help from his friends, and the right submissive, he may just realize what he has been chasing is actually already in his grasp. I hope you’ll want to meet Garrick and Quintana, and become immersed in the lives of Club Tempest members.


Here’s an excerpt for you…

“Oh, for God’s sake. How’d you get tangled in there?”
The cat arched and spit, fluffing her already impressive size, and tugged on the vine entrapping her front leg.
Skirting past Bastet, she said, “Let me get dressed, and then I’ll get you out of there.” Another angry wail stopped her in her tracks. A repeat glance around reassured Quin the cat racket had not brought forth any curious neighbors. Good, considering her current state of dishabille, but Quin hoped she never had to raise a real alarm midday. “Okay, baby. I’ll get you free.”
She crouched and stroked Bastet, calming her, crooning reassurance as her fingers worked to release the vine’s grip.
“Whoa! What?” A man’s voice stilled her from pulling the cat loose. She rose and whirled, keys flying loose, clutching Bastet across her torso like a fluffy towel. Never had she been so grateful for the Maine Coon’s size.
“Miss Landry. Pleasure to…see you again,” a second voice spoke.
Bastet made mewling protests as Quin squeezed the wriggling fur mass and slewed her gaze between the two men standing on her walkway. Oh, so not good.
In the midst of her panic, she entertained a fleeting regret the midday sun did not flatter a body past its twenty-something prime.
The contractor Nicole had introduced her to—Garrick somebody—filled the path, so his companion had to stand a half pace behind. A few inches over six feet, he had dark hair shot with gray that waved from his face and flowed over his collar. Powerful forearms showed below his rolled sleeves. Thigh muscles outlined by….
He removed his sunglasses and smiled at her, the lazy grin revealing a dimple and reminding her she wore nothing but a cat. Bastet’s tail swished along her thigh, letting Quin know she wouldn’t be wearing this cat for much longer.
“I think you dropped your keys,” the man who had first spoken said. A sun-streaked blond shorter than Garrick, his T-shirt pulled across his pectorals and jeans rode low on his hips. He gestured toward the plant bed.
“Oh.” her gaze darted from the plants to Garrick and his companion. Bastet growled and began to struggle.
“Quin.” Garrick’s tone calmed her, and she loosened her grip on the cat. “Stand there for a moment, and Tyler will retrieve your keys and unlock your door. Then you can put down…whatever that is…and go into the house. We’ll return in thirty minutes.”
“She’s a Maine Coon,” Quin said. Heat spread from her chest to her face. She assumed an unbecoming redness accompanied the flushed feeling. “I mean, thank you. Your plan will work.”


That’s quite a situation to be in!
Yes, it is.  Later in the story, Quin finds herself in a predicament bondage scene at a play party. 

Thank you for visiting with us and we eagerly look forward to reading “Silver Chasings!”

It was a pleasure to chat with you, Laci.

Pleasure was all mine, come back any time! 

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

24 HOURS OF KINK


Come join in on the fun for a full 24+ hours; meet new authors, add books to your TBR list, and participate in games and giveaways. Hopefully you will meet new-to-you kink/bdsm authors that will make your auto-buy list!  24 HOURS OF KINK (see author schedule below).

All times are listed USA - EST.

(Disclosure - *Any and all giveaways are in no way shape or form endorsed by facebook).

Friday 2/20 EST
* 1730-1800 Welcome!
* 1800-1830 TammyJo Eckhart
* 1830-1900 Christie Sims and Alara Branwen
* 1900-1930 Author Carrie Anne Ward
* 1930-2000 Teresa Noelle Roberts
• 2000-2030 Cari Silverwood
• 2030-2100 Katy Swann
• 2100-2200 Gray Dixon
• 2200-2230 Erika Masten
• 2230-2300 Aurelia Evans
• 2300-0000 Tara Crescent

Saturday 2/21 EST
• 0000-0100 Arden Aoide
• 0100-0200 Scarlett Flame
• 0200
• 0230
• 0300
• 0330
• 0400
* 0430
• 0500
• 0530
• 0600
• 0630
• 0700-0730 Olivia Rigal
* 0730
• 0800-0830 Helena Stone
• 0830-0900 Rebecca Grace Allen
• 0900-0930 Tamsen Parker
• 0930-1000 Rachel De Lune
• 1000-1030 Shaunna Peterson
• 1030-1100 Silk Jones
• 1100-1200 Travis Luedke
• 1200-1300 Barbara Carrellas
• 1300-1400 Cecilia Tan
• 1400-1500 Skye Callahan
* 1500-1530 Christina Mandara
• 1530-1600 Sherri Hayes
• 1600-1700 Amy Valenti
• 1700-1730 Ann Mayburn
* 1730-1800 Sierra Cartwright
• 1800-1900 Madeleine Shade
• 1900-2000 Paige Matthews
* 2000-2030 Laura Antoniou
* 2030-2100 Mardi Maxwell
* 2100-2130 Joey W. Hill
* 2130-2200 S Renea Mason Bates
* 2200-2300 Anastasia Vitsky
* 2300-2330 Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin
* 2330-0000 Jacintha Topaz
* 0000-0030 Dakota Trace
* 0030-0100 Jade Onyx
* 0100-0130 Jenna Barton
* 0130-0200 P.t. Macias
* 0200-0230 *The End*


Not too long ago I participated in a facebook event and many people in other time zones couldn't make it due to the time difference and their work/sleep schedules. So I thought it would be cool to include all time zones in a 24 hour period to open more of an opportunity for people to join in live for the fun, and not have to read about it after the fact. 

It was awesome in theory, but looking at the schedule you can see that between 2AM & 930AM EST we have only one author signed up. So my dream of 24 straight hours of kink wasn't doable, BUT by extending the event a few hours earlier and a few hours later, we conveniently have a total of 24 hours of kink! And that makes me just as happy!
 
There's an amazing list of authors scheduled, and I hope you're just as excited as I am about that!

I'm Laci Paige, erotic romance author, and I've been writing kinky stories for only a few short years, but it's addictive, and even while trying to write outside of the genre my characters want to get a little freaky. I'm mostly known for the Silken Edge stories which are a five book fictitious series about a group of people who are into the BDSM/Kink scene. Each book follows a different couple as they grow and learn to discover more about themselves in the lifestyle and their relationships. They are light BDSM/Kinky reads (with the exception of #2). The books can each be read as a stand-alone, but it would benefit the reader to learn the characters in the order the books were written.

While I'm not exactly scheduled in the event (I'll be lurking around though), I still want to have a giveaway of my own for you guys.

So, I'd like you to try and remember that first kinky read that made you want more. Mine was from a Decadent Publishing giveaway I won, called Forever Bound by Stacey Kennedy. That was my first and I remember I wanted more after.

And if you haven't already, go check in at the Roll Call, it's been interesting to see where everyone is from!   24 HOURS OF KINK



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Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Beyond 50 Shades Sampler – #FREE #Beyond50

Beyond 50 by DL King

It’s out! The Beyond Fifty Shades Sampler is now available for free download at several popular ebook stores and we’d love it if you share it, read it, review it, facebook it, tweet it, blog it, love it and recommend it. Nearly fifty authors have collaborated to give you a little bit of everything hot, steamy BDSM. There really is something for all in this sampler and we hope you discover some fabulous new authors. 
A special thank you to Laura Antoniou, DL King, and everyone who was involved in bringing this book to life :)
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Can’t get enough Fifty Shades of Grey? The authors in Beyond 50 have come together to give you 50 FREE samples of their erotic musings.

Millions of readers around the world are caught up in the magic and romance of power and surrender, role-playing and kinky passions. Or, as some call it, BDSM.

But did you know there’s a wealth of BDSM themed-literature and media available now and coming soon, just waiting for you to discover?

Sensual romances. Gritty thrillers. Spellbinding fantasy. Darkly passionate suspense and horror. Dramatic historical adventures. Edgy erotica. Gorgeous art and photographs. Honest memoirs. From short stories to long novels, from subtle and light to explicit and nasty. Even helpful and sexy non-fiction to help bring your more risqué thoughts to life!

No matter what your interest, there’s a world of other authors ready to give your imagination a tasty turn. Whether you want only one style and theme or care to delve into a whole universe of passion, romance, danger and delight, you can find something just to your taste. All sexual identities and orientations and any match-up between them can be found in some of these scorching pages, and some you’ve never even heard of. Take the plunge and explore. Taste and nibble and maybe find so many more colors to paint your dreams and desires…

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Huh? Because of 50 Shades They Sell That?

Many companies are getting in on the 50 Shades of grey action by offering products or services in conjunction with the release of the movie. I've seen quite the variety of things; wine, jewelry, board games, nail polish, clothing, phone cases, baby clothes and changing mats, cookbooks, makeup, nail wraps, gourmet gift baskets, shoes, furniture, lube, sex toys - which really isn't a surprise, but the statistics are staggering, (I don't believe there has ever been such a run on Kegal/Ben Wa/pleasure balls), and of course blindfolds and ties. It's quite fascinating to see how wide spread this thing is.

Here are some things that caught my eye:

*Vermont Teddy Bear is getting in on the action, for 89.99 you can get this blindfold-handcuff wielding teddy made from the softest silkiest fur they could find! 

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*Soothe Me after spanking cream.



And laundry detergent?



Here is an ad from the UK.





Hotels are even jumping on the bandwagon:




  • Fifty Shades of B Package



    • *Fifty Shades of B Package 0ffered by, B Ocean Hotel in Ft Lauderdale
      "Fifty Shades of B Package” will receive items that appear in the 50 Shades story line including a grey silk tie, a bottle of Pouilly Fume wine, an indulgent cheese and fruit platter and a sensual love kit. In true Christian Grey fashion, couples who are looking to take things up a notch can B Adventurous with the addition on a half-hour helicopter ride above the serene beaches of Fort Lauderdale. Please contact the hotel concierge directly to book Helicopter tour at $185/person, plus taxes. Please note transportation is not included.

      And they aren't the only ones;

      *For $659 per night, Fifty Shades aficionados can turn NYC in their very own sex-den. Packages at the Eventi Hotel or Ink48 include suite accommodations, a naughty gift box from NYC shop Babeland with a satin bondage kit, a paddle, spanking powder, a silk necktie, a 50 minute couples massage, a $200 credit to lingerie shops La Perla or Agent Provacateur and two tickets to the Museum of Sex. The packages are available through March 1, 2015.

      *Three Personality Hotels in San Francisco, including the ultra sexy Hotel Diva, are offering a $150 add-on to any stay that’ll turn your getaway up a notch. Guests will find a box (pictured above) full of all kinds of sex toys in their room to help channel their inner Anastasia and Mr. Grey, including vibrators, condoms, handcuffs, whips, paddles and ticklers. This deal basically says, if you hear some weird stuff from your hotel-neighbor, don’t be alarmed. Fifty Shades of Women, Come Again is also available at Kensington Park and Hotel Union Square.

      *The Edgewater’s No Grey Area package offers one day use of an Audi R8 Spyder so you can tour Christian’s city in his style, a kama sutra book, helicopter tour of Seattle, wine, aphrodisiacal appetizers and lavish waterfront accommodations.


      There are dozens more hotels cashing in on the phenomenon, maybe even one near you.


      ***What are some interesting products or services you've seen as a result of 50 Shades of Grey?***