Friday Fiesta Author Feature – Charlie Hadley

CharlieHadleyWelcome to my second Friday Fiesta Author Feature on the blog! This week I have the pleasure of sitting down with Charlie Hadley to learn a little more about what she likes to write. Charlie is in the  beginning stages of her first erotic novel which she hopes to make available by the end of this year. Click on her links to connect on social media if you want to be one of the first to know about the new release!

About Charlie:

Hi! I’m Charlie.

I’ve been writing non-erotic fiction, children’s stories, and blogging for about five years now, under a different pen name.

I sent my first erotic fiction story into the You…Only Wetter short story competition after being dared by a friend and I won! Since then I have posted some more stories with them. Check them out here.

Due to winning that competition, I created a blog as an outlet for my erotic fiction writing. I also like to share articles and things I find of interest.

I post work on Literotica as Charley_Hadley and have Facebook and Twitter.

I’ve joined an erotic fiction writers group and we are working on bringing out a book later in the year of our collected stories.

Two of my stories have been picked to appear in a new erotic fiction podcast due to go live in August.

The people in my stories are loosely based on physical/personal characteristics of the people I am attracted to  but I mix them up so that they are never all about one person. Everything else is pure imagination, honest. 😉

I hope you enjoy reading my work as much as I enjoy writing it! 🙂 xx

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Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

I would say the thing that challenges me the most is keeping variety in the scenes I am describing. I don’t want to keep using the same actions and characters and find my stories become samey and boring.

I want to try and appeal to as many people’s tastes as I can which is why I often leave the physical description vague to allow the reader to imagine their own characters. But at the same time I want to include enough description for it to feel real to the reader.

I like to think I help fire up their imagination and allow them to explore some of their fantasies.

While you were writing, did you ever feel as if you were one of the characters?

It’s strange that when I am writing I can feel most of the actions as if they are happening to me. It’s as if I’m watching a movie of the action in my mind, I hear the voices and write out what I see.

It all seems to channel through me as it happens and when I’m in the moment it all feels very real to me. It’s only when I run out of steam writing and sit back to edit I actually realize what I wrote and sometimes I wonder where it all comes from!

What song do you play the most on your iPod?

A quick check on iTunes tells me my most played song is… dun dun dun… Alone by Heart. I was an 80’s child, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it 😉 It is tied with Frontier City by Kings of Leon which is way cooler.

If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be?

Interesting

Do you have a cherished childhood toy?

I’m very sentimental. I have lots of cherished childhood toys and memories. My first teddy, doll, rattle, my toy car collection, I can’t part with any of them.

(Hey, me too! 😉

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An Excerpt from Movie Night by Charlie Hadley:

One night I got a bit tipsy and when I went to stand up I fell in his lap. He kissed my nose and called me ‘silly’ but something between us changed. Instead of helping me up he tilted my chin and pulled me into him for a kiss.

I buried my hands in his thick dark hair as the stubble from his beard tickled my chin and we kissed deeply. I’d begun to wonder what it would be like to kiss him. His lips always looked so inviting. He tasted like heaven. The more I gave myself to the kiss the more I hoped it would never end. He opened his eyes and came up for air, taking a deep breath and smiling at me with his boyish grin.

I saw his big hazel eyes up close for the first time, I could get lost in those eyes. I was certain I’d never see such beautiful eyes again, especially with such a deep desire staring back at me.

I rested my head on his shoulder, dizzy from excitement as I breathed in the sweet smell of him. The faint smell of sweat, stale aftershave, hair products and something I couldn’t put my finger on but knew I would never smell again.

He began to trace the outline of my breasts through my t-shirt with his finger. I ached for him to hold me and touch me.

I wanted all of him to cover all of me. I wanted his tanned skin to smother my pale skin so our bodies would merge into a moving artwork of colour.

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What a tempting treat! Be sure to hop over to FACEBOOK and TWITTER to follow Charlie’s work and keep up with her latest on her BLOG or WEBSITE!

borderThank you, Charlie, for taking the time to visit my blog and participate in my new Friday Fiesta Author Feature! Although Charlie doesn’t have a published book to add to our Prize Pinata just yet, she has agreed to keep us in mind when the time comes! You can still comment on this post to be entered to win the other ebooks currently included in the Prize Pinata  on the 15th of August. I look forward to hearing from you and thanks for reading!

Next up … Paige Matthews will be our author feature on August 1st! Want to be featured too? Email me at alisaeaston5(at)gmail(dot)com. All genres welcome! 🙂

 

 

 

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Take a Left Turn at Wednesday

hump dayHappy Hump Day, as they say. We’re midweek, which is bittersweet. On one hand, we have the weekend waving at us from the not-so-distant future, but on the other hand, if you’re like me, you’re looking over your shoulder and saying, holy heck, what happened to Monday?

It’s summer and as a stay-at-home working mom of three young boys, I feel like this time of year all the rules are broken and it’s a free-for-all whether anything ever actually gets done. I guess in some ways, I thrive on routine and I am a lot more productive when I know what I’m doing and when I’m supposed to be doing it. But summer? Well, the only thing I can be certain of during the summer is that when the sun rises, I will have three enthusiastic helpers ready to do just about anything and everything – except giving Mommy writing time!

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As a result, my brain is scattered and although I keep trying to grip anything to hold on to, I’m slipping … and I know it.

Finally, I have come to the conclusion that maybe signing up for wacky Wednesday memes is not the way to row the boat. After all, when it comes to blogging, my head is even more scrambled than usual and I always seem to mess up the instructions when sign up time comes along. So, instead of Horny Hump Day or WIP Wednesday … let’s just all take a deep collective breath and say, hey look, Alisa is actually posting something on the blog today. Here you go…

Something.

I’m such a goofball. 😉

On a serious note, Sunday Girl is coming along, albeit slowly. There are plot holes so big I might lose the cat in them if I’m not careful. I’ll post another little snippet just for the fun of it, but bare in mind that by the time I go through the tough rewrite overhaul, this snippet might be out on the curb with the week’s trash.

I’ve been super fortunate to accept invitations to participate in two upcoming anthologies so look for news on those soon! I’m always excited to contribute to a book with my super talented fellow authors so to me, this is a big deal.

I’m also knee deep in writing a full length mainstream fantasy novel which gets me all pink and giggly when I talk about it.

Life is good.

Hey, don’t forget that in order to be eligible for the Pinata of Prizes in the Friday Author Features, you must comment and share Friday’s blog post. Needless to say, I’ll feel a little silly if no one chooses to participate.

Without further ado, I shall leave you with my brief snippet and wish the rest of your week happy and productive! And even if it’s not, just remember to have fun!
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“What are you doing?” she asked, still feeling a bit shocked.
“Making breakfast, silly. What does it look like?”
“But why?”
In all the time they’d been messing around together, they’d been very clear on one rule which was to never actually spend the night at each other’s place. It was too much like being in a relationship, forcing them to interact in a way that made neither of them comfortable. Especially after last night, she couldn’t imagine why Brian would break this rule now while he was usually the one most concerned in keeping it.
“I figured I owe you.”
“Brian, don’t be silly. You don’t owe me anything.”
“Yes, I do. I’m sorry. You were right last night. It was really rude of me to just come here so late without even letting you know what was going on. You were asleep and I had the nerve to wake you up.” He paused and she saw the corners of his mouth turn up in a smile. “Although you weren’t really complaining at the time.”
She felt her face flush remembering the reaction she’d had before she’d realized it was him between her legs. She wasn’t sure if she felt embarrassed because she’d responded that way to Brian or if it was the fact that her response had actually been because she’d been lost in a dream of being pleasured by a woman, something she’d never considered before. The thoughts wouldn’t leave her alone now and a part of her wanted to force Brian out of her kitchen and out of her apartment so that she could spend some time alone figuring it out.
“So, is it true?” he asked handing her a plate as they made their way toward the small dining room table.
“Is what true?”
“You’ve joined an online dating site?”
“Sylvie told you.” She didn’t need to ask. She knew that Sylvie would do what she could to stop Mallory from making the mistake that she thought she was making with Brian.
“She seems quite pleased with herself.”
“Yeah, she finally talked me into it.”
“It’s because of me, isn’t it?”

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Comments are always welcome! 🙂

Friday Fiesta Author Feature – Jinni James

JinniJamesWelcome to the very first Friday Fiesta on the blog! Today my author feature is the very lovely Jinni James who is currently promoting her new anthology Confessions of a Sex Addict.

About Jinni:

Jinni James lives in her beloved state of Alabama with her amazing husband, her two precious girls, and her awesome stepdaughter along with her lazy cat and her hyperactive dog. She works during the day as an administrative assistant with her characters talking in her ear all day as she answers phones, works on spreadsheets, and files. As soon as the day winds down Jinni goes home to her family, gets everyone settled, then finally sits at her keyboard and aspires to becoming the author that lives in her head.
Jinni has two books in her Immortal Shifters series, Shifting Hearts and Immortally Torn. Secret Cravings Publishing just published her novel Business and Pleasure. She also has a short series, Erotic Encounters that is out now as well. All of her books can be found on Amazon and other online retailers.

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So, Jinni, time to put on the sombrero and let us know a little about you!

What inspired you to write your first book?

I first decided to give writing a try three years ago after my divorce. I had a story brewing in my head for a long time and it was only after the much needed divorce that the creative juices started flowing. You can say that my divorce inspired my first book, Shifting Hearts.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Don’t give up! Even when it looks like no one is reading your stories, even when you get a hundred rejections in a day, and even when you receive negative reviews. Never give up! I am no where near what I would like to be but I would feel lost without my writing. Write for yourself and others will love it as well.

What is the one food you would never give up?

Just one?! I could never ever give up pasta. I absolutely love it. I would eat pasta on a daily basis if I could.

As a kid, were you ever afraid of a monster under the bed or in a cupboard?

Oh yes. I was terrified of something living under my bed. So much so that I would check under the bed every night before getting in and I would never sleep with my arm or leg outside the covers. I was also scared of a snake being under my pillow so I would check that nightly as well. (Thanks Alfred Hitchcock)

Name one actor/actress you would love to get naughty with?

I know he’s married but Channing Tatum. He is my naughty little fantasy. That man is not only gorgeous but sweet and can shake his ass with the best of them.

Yum! 😉

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confessionsI love the cover for Confessions of a Sex Addict so we definitely need to know more about what’s inside! Jinni has been kind enough to share the book blurb and an excerpt from her writing to help whet our appetites!

Secrets revealed.
One hot summer, four sultry stories.
An erotic anthology with a twist, set in contemporary New Orleans.

Meet Andi, the bartender from Nashville who won’t be faithful.
Drew, the seducer or the victim?
The anonymous one, the one who watches.
Jennifer the cougar, she’s a good girl, really.
The moderator, friend or predator?

Love. Magic. Guilty Pleasures.
What’s your secret?

An Excerpt from Midnight Secrets by Jinni James…

He scoots his chair closer. The metal scraping across the pavement causes a loud screech until I feel his knee press against mine. “Do any of them make your heart race the way it is right now?” My mouth feels full of cotton as I try to speak, but not a word comes out. I just nod my head back and forth. Adam brushes the wavy hair off my shoulder so that it falls behind me and gets so close to my neck that I can feel his breath against my ear lobe. “Do any of them cause the blood to boil in your veins like this?” I shake my head again. My breathing intensifies as his hand is placed carefully against my thigh. “Those other guys can’t do what I can do for you, Andi.” He whispers in my ear, “Let’s forget everything else for tonight and just be. Let’s get lost with each other. Let me show you the guilty pleasures you’ve only heard about.”
It doesn’t take much convincing. I was ready to leave the minute his hand touched me. The jolts of electricity I felt through my leg when his hand rested there caused me to soak my black panties within seconds. He places a small kiss to the base of my neck beneath my ear. “Come with me, Andi.” I don’t care if he means literally or sexually, but I’m on board.
I nod my head “yes” as I turn to meet his eyes with my own. “What are we waiting for?”
“Absolutely nothing.”

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I don’t know about you, but I see some tasty weekend reading ahead of me… If you’re as intrigued as I am, be sure to click on the cover image to buy the book today or follow the links below. Then be sure to share this post with your friends!

Follow her BLOG and Connect with Jinni on GOODREADS, FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Learn more about her books on her AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE.

Last, but certainly not least, hop over to buy her new book HERE!

borderThank you, Jinni, for taking the time to visit the blog and be my very first Friday Fiesta Author Feature! I’ve enjoyed having you and hope you will return again soon. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit,  read, and enjoy the links that Jinni has provided. Just to make the deal that much sweeter, Jinni has agreed to donate a copy of two of her ebooks to our special Prize Pinata– Business and Pleasure and Shifting Hearts! To enter, all you have to do is comment on the post and share on the social media site of your choice. The Pinata will be broken on the 15th of August and the winner receives all the yummy treats inside!

Next up … Charlie Hadley will be our author feature on July 25th! Want to be featured too? Email me at alisaeaston5(at)gmail(dot)com. All genres welcome! 🙂

Coming Soon! Friday Fiesta with the Authors…

fiesta01It’s no secret that Fridays are one of the best days of the week. Now, Fridays just got better (and hotter!) because I’m starting a special weekly Author Feature – Fiesta! At the end of each week, I will host one author on the blog who will tell us a little about his/her writing, answer a couple fun questions, and share links to where we can find the perfect new book for our weekend reading pleasure.

I’m so excited because I already have a line up of very talented authors to join us in the weeks ahead!

First up is Jinni James on July 18th!!

If you’re an author and you’d like to be featured, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m open to most forms of erotica and steamy romance and I’m eager to meet new people and learn more about what you write and why. Just use the handy contact form below to get in touch. You can schedule your feature around a new book release to help with promotion or you can just come hang out with us, drink a margarita or two, and share what you’ve already written. Don’t be shy – take your turn with the sombrero. 😉

WIP Wednesday #1

WIPimage2Welcome to the first WIP It Wednesday! Each Wednesday, a great group of authors and I will share a little teaser from a current work-in-progress. Today I’m excited to introduce you to Sunday Girl, a story that I hope to make available by the end of July. Be sure to connect with me if you enjoy the excerpt and want to know when the story is available!

Sunday Girl is the story of a young woman named Mallory who has a friends-with-benefits relationship with gorgeous Brian. Just as Brian starts to see  Mallory as more than just sex, she meets his beautiful cousin Amber at a wedding and the sparks really fly. Mallory decides that maybe the reason she’s never found the perfect man is because the perfect man is really a woman! Now she must figure out a way to reconcile her new feelings and salvage her friendship with Brian as she pursues new found love with Amber.

Please note, since this is a work-in-progress, anything could change…

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sunday girl coverShe drifted quickly to sleep, settling into a dream that seemed to pick up where her earlier attempts had left off except that this time, the hands trailing over her body made her tingle and fill with lust and desire. She tried to make out the features of the person bringing her this exceptional arousal but it was too dark so instead she closed her eyes and opened her body and her mind to the warm wet kisses along her thigh. She ached with need. She wriggled her hips trying to find contact with her lover and relief for the intense sensations coursing through her. Her lover parted her thighs and ran fingers feather light along the inside, parted the folds of Mallory’s sex, and began exploring the wetness until Mallory moaned, begging for more.
“Please,” Mallory sighed feeling all at once desperate and needy.
“Have I told you how much I like the scent of your body wash?” said a feminine voice. Mallory knew that voice but she couldn’t place it at first and then it hit her – it was Lily, the pretty blond nurse from work.
“Wait… what?” Mallory tried to pull away, to resist the young woman’s advances, so confused why she would be here now making Mallory’s body feel so alive.
“Shhhh… just relax.”
“No… Lily… I can’t…”
“It’s only a dream,” Lily promised before spreading Mallory open and simultaneously sucking and licking her clit as she inserted two fingers inside her opening.
Mallory moaned and clutched the sheets. One touch and she was already so close to orgasm. Lily’s soft lips planted kisses along her mound before returning to her true focus. She pushed her tongue inside, imitation the motions of sex until Mallory wanted to scream out.
“Oh god, don’t stop…” she panted, eyes open and her forehead glistening with sweat. But wasn’t it a dream?
Mallory gasped and tried to sit up.
“Lily?”
“Shhh…”
“Oh god,” she whispered, laying back and giving in to the magical feelings between her legs. When she finally gave in to release, her body shuddered and collapsed and she lay breathless against her sweat-soaked sheets.
“Lily…” she whispered into the darkness.
“Who is Lily?”
“Oh! Brian!” she bolted upright, reaching for the sheet to cover her body while she searched for his face in the night. “I didn’t think you were coming.”
“Who is Lily?” he repeated.

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Be sure to check out the other authors for more yumminess… WIP Blog

 

Horny Hump Day, In His Arms

Horny Hump DayThis is my first week participating in Horny Hump Day and I hope I’ve managed to play by all the rules. Participating authors publish three smoking hot sentences from one of their published works or works-in-progress. This is harder than it sounds!

Welcome to my blog!

Today I am going to feature three sentences from In His Arms, the story of Kora who has a secret crush on her roommate, Zach, that is about to get the nudge it needs with a little help from Zach’s friend, Evan.

I hope my three will help inspire a horny hump day…

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 I watched in wide-eyed horror until Zach commanded my attention again by pulling me against his hard chest and kissing me deeply. I wasn’t sure when he’d pulled off his shirt but the feel of his skin against mine made me purr in contentment. I let him lift me to my feet as Evan pushed the dress to the floor leaving me in my panties and stockings with hands bound in the red silk tie.

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