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Meet Author Alyse Nennig

Hello! Welcome to Interview FoxSeat with guest author Alyse Nennig

Alyse Nennig is a full time health care professional living in rural Wisconsin with her farmer husband, five rambunctious children, and energetic black lab. She usually writes when the kiddos are sleeping but takes notes anytime an idea comes to mind. Her favorite genres are paranormal romance, crime, fictional history and mystery but if the story is interesting then genre doesn’t matter.

Book sample:  Never Again, Book of Origins Volume One

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Erotica

Synopsis:  All vampires were once human. Who says they can’t be again?

Carrying invisible wounds from a tragic childhood, Hannah Jacobs doesn’t allow herself to fall in love – until she meets John Trott. Sexy as hell, charming, and sensitive, she immediately finds herself drawn to him and, within days, giving him her heart. Twice broken, John effortlessly makes her heart whole again, except Hannah’s buried fear threatens to shatter it once more as dangerous circumstances reveal dark secrets.

One is a vampire and the other a vampire hunter, making a relationship impossible as they’ve been labeled natural enemies throughout history. A witch’s journal, however, tells a much different tale. Centuries old it holds a dark and troubled past with a cure and prophecy, giving Hannah and John a future.

But, it’s one they’ll never see…if she has a shattered heart.

Sample:  Ringing….ringing….ringing….”Hi John. Checking in are we?” asked Price.

“Good morning to you too, Price.” I answered halfheartedly.

“Uh oh, you don’t sound too enthused. Have you talked to Hannah yet like I advised?”

“Yes, I did. We met for coffee yesterday, but didn’t have the opportunity to buy any.”

“What happened?” Price asked with concern in his voice.

“Well…we, ah, linked hands and then something strange happened to both of us. I’d rather not get into detail right now, but, needless to say, we spent the entire day and night together. She only left a little while ago to get ready for work.”

“And now you have to suffer with a painful heart until you see her again, am I right?”

“Completely, and I can’t take anything to numb the pain because you know what happens.”

“Yes. I remember you tried that in the sixties and seventies. Not one medication or narcotic worked. Your blood just diluted everything; same for the alcohol. You tried so hard to get drunk during Woodstock but it barely affected you.” Price said, reminiscing to when he was a child and my secret was under the care of his father before being passed to him.

“And some would say that is an advantage, but not if you are drinking to numb the pain.” Sighing heavily, we both let brief silence linger before I continued. “Have you found anything in the books yet?”

“I haven’t translated much else but found a lead on another book. There’s just one problem. I called the college library in Virginia I traced it to and they haven’t been able to locate that book for over a decade. It was last checked out and returned by an Andrew Jacobs but, since it was technically returned, they couldn’t say he still had it. It was deemed lost in the system.”

“Price, did I really hear you say the words Virginia and Jacobs?” I asked skeptically.

“Why? Is there something I should know?” Price asked, sounding more hopeful than he did before.

“Hannah is from Virginia and when I researched her parents deaths the names that came up were….” I paused for a second, almost not believing what I was about to say. “They were Penelope and Andrew Jacobs.” And then dead silence ensued.

“Do you think she knows – ?” Price began.

Quickly interrupting his train of thought, I retorted “no….well, I don’t know. Maybe. She hasn’t given me any reason to believe she would.”

“Okay, let’s forget I asked. But if these two Andrews are one and the same then let’s say for arguments sake that somehow he still had the book. With him dead his belongings would resort to Hannah. Is there any chance she would still have it in her possession?”

Letting this hypothetical talk sink in I closed my eyes and pinched the bridge of my nose. Knowing that this missing book could hold the key to a future with Hannah I told Price where to

find her.

“Price, you will find Hannah at the Jefferson Memorial Library this morning. I think she is done at noon but you best leave now in case you do find it. Chances are she has the book or at the least knows its whereabouts. She may have had a hard life with her father but based on how she talked about him this morning she loved him and wouldn’t just let everything go. I am positive she has kept some things to remember her parents by.”

Stunned Price said, “Now I think I am hearing things, though it could be my getting older. Did you say Jefferson Memorial Library?”

“Yes. Why?”

“I know you don’t believe in coincidences but how about fate or destiny because I am already there,” he answered.

“You must be joking. Tell me you are joking, Price.” I snapped at him.

“Before you called I was already coming up to the library entrance. There is a reference for a student’s paper I need to crosscheck before entering a final grade. Like I said, maybe it’s fate or destiny. Maybe we are meant to look inside that book. Otherwise why would Hannah and I be in the same place at the same time?”

“You are probably right, as usual. Well, when you get inside look for a woman with deep chestnut hair, big sea blue eyes, and a heart shaped face. She will be the most beautiful one there,” I advised Price, smiling as I did so. Just the thought of her was making my heart go wild but at least it didn’t hurt.

“Alright, I will try to be tactful but depending on how much she knows I can’t promise anything. You know, if we are lucky she would have tucked the book away on a shelf that rarely sees visitors. A library this size would be the perfect hiding place for a book you don’t want found.”

“Yes, I suppose it would. Well you best get in there and be careful on approaching her. Her past is something she doesn’t openly share with others.”

“I see. But, ah, she did with you?” Price softly asked, not sure if he should have in the first place.

“Yes, she did. But I will give you details after you get that book. I need to know what our options are,” I replied.

“Okay, I won’t press you further but don’t sit by the phone waiting. I will call you after I’m done here. Bye John.”

“Good bye.” Ending the phone call several emotions ran through me at once. I was elated at being so close to this book Price says could be the key to everything, but was also

apprehensive about what it will tell us. Most of all I feared that Hannah may know about the world I was born into, making me wonder if she would accept me for who I am no matter our

feelings for each other. I suppose we shall find out soon enough.

What made you decide to sit down and actually start something? Around Halloween of 2014 a co-worker asked me to read the short story she bought because she didn’t like its ending and wanted my opinion. Liking many of the same books as her I read it and completely agreed with her. It was a good story but not at all what we expected. In hearing us complain about it my second co-worker joked that if we didn’t like how it ended we should rewrite it. Thinking it would be fun to create my own world instead, soon after I began work on the prologue for Never Again. People I knew loved it so I kept writing and now I’m trying to see if others will love it too.

Do you listen to music or watch TV/movie while you write? Unless it’s something for kids I usually need relative silence. I’d become too distracted to think if it’s something I’d pick for myself.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just seeing where an idea takes you? I use a little of both. I at least have a plot decided on within my first chapter but for me a full outline is too restrictive. If I get an unexpected idea from life or from what I’ve already written I’d rather see where it takes the story than scratch it because it doesn’t fit the outline. After all, sometimes the best things in life are unexpected so why can’t that be true about writing.

Do you design your own book covers or have someone else? If you use someone else would you tell us who/website? I use Sarah Hansen of Okay Creations. I love working with her. Visit her at www.okaycreations.com.

Where do your ideas come from? The book in the series, the characters and the back story all come from my likes and dislikes, my life experiences, my friends, and my family tree to make Hannah and John’s world feel real. Everything else in the series can be connected to anything, from music I love and books I’ve read to something someone said to me. Sometimes I even get an idea from my kids’ bad behavior!

What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book? I struggled with writing a book description. It sounds like a silly problem to have after completing 27 chapters but the happy medium between saying too much and saying too little eluded me. I had drafts upon drafts varying in length and approaches but my beta readers and I felt nothing worked, so I took a mental break. Upon revisiting my drafts I reworked the one with the most promise and wrote a fresh one. Then I let my beta readers go to work again and ended up combining the two. It was because of them that I was able to keep Never Again on track for publication.

What is the current book you are promoting? Never Again, Book of Origins Volume One

What is your next project? Family Again, Book of Origins Volume Two. As Hannah and John’s story continues they travel to Bohemia to find the cure’s last ingredient. An encounter with the original vampire, however, leaves Hannah in Bohemia and John back in New York. While separated Hannah decides to pick the brain of her captor and discovers a misunderstanding over 800 years old.

Many thanks Alyse for sharing! For more about Alyse, her work, and getting yourself a copy, follow the links below:

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Meet Author Shawna Hunter

Hello, lovelies! Welcome to Interview FoxSeat with guest author Shawna Hunter

Shawna Hunter is a 29 year old BDSM erotica author with a penchant for Bisexual and LGBT characters. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her 2 dogs and a cat spending her down time on the various natural trails in her area.

Enjoy this book sample: Master May I?

A BDSM/erotica novel

Synopsis: Alyssa K is the “It” girl in town, loving her life as a successful erotica author and BDSM enthusiast. She says yes to life and all it has to offer, never afraid to see what happens next. Darrius is the town’s playboy sheriff, a lifestyle dominant and confirmed bachelor with a perpetually empty jail at his disposal. He’s never short of adventuresome sex partners who want to walk on the wild side. The paths of Alyssa and Darrius were bound to cross eventually, but neither would have guessed that the impetus for that meeting would come in the form of a suicide attempt. When the town’s resident angry drunk rolls her wheelchair into traffic, Alyssa saves her life…against the woman’s will. Fascinated by her anger at being rescued, and the woman herself, Alyssa quickly goes into reporter mode but Darrius blocks her at every turn, a state of affairs neither finds themselves minding whatsoever. Darrius has been thinking about something more serious and, as she tumbles down a whole new rabbit hole, Alyssa finds herself wondering if she might not be ready for something more meaningful as well. The real question is what sort of relationship, and with whom?

Alyssa soon learns that there are different forms of love, the raw, physical earthly kind and the deeper, more spiritual type. The one could easily be found with the delightfully obstinate sheriff if she’s willing to give up all her other playmates. The other may be hidden deep within the life she saved…if she can break through the walls of rage and regret. Torn between two very powerful, very different lovers and lost in a sea of secrets, Alyssa finds herself pushed to the limit. She thought she knew everything there was to know about kinky sex, but when true feelings enter the picture she learns that she’s only begun to scratch the surface. She’s submitted her body and mind to many, but now she must submit the most precious part of herself to the whims of fate. Is she destined for happiness or heartbreak? The answer is buried deep in the secrets of the masters. Will they let her find it before it’s too late?

If you use a Pen Name why did you choose it?  My first publisher was very sales oriented. He suggested that a pen name would sell better than my real name.

Why do you write? It began as simple boredom and blossomed into an engaging hobby. These days I write because I enjoy challenging myself and experimenting with the erotica genre.

When did you decide to become a writer? I always knew I’d be a writer in some capacity. I began writing short stories for fun at a very young age and as I grew older they grew more erotic. Eventually I wrote one that kept getting longer and longer so I took the plunge and submitted it to a publisher. So I suppose you could say that I both became a writer ages ago and became one when my first book was accepted by a publisher.

How long does it usually take you to complete a book? The first draft usually takes 2-3 months. The final, publisher ready draft, about 6.

Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured? I work a 9-5 from home and usually jot notes while I’m working. I do most of my actual writing after the day job is done after all those ideas have had time to percolate.

How do you think you’ve evolved creatively? My first book was a pretty standard amazon/slave fantasy that had some creative twists. As I went on I began to experiment more, try out genre combinations and really consider the human elements of my characters. I think, now, my books are very original with far more fleshed out characters overall.

Do you listen to music or watch TV/movie while you write? I sometimes listen to music while I get started but at a certain point it gets distracting.

What have you written? I’ve written 5 books so far (and am currently finishing the first draft of my sixth). These include Their Wild Little Girl, Their Meddling Aunt (my only true sequel), Submission Backstory, Beauty and the Bitch, and Master May I?

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just seeing where an idea takes you? I jot down some basic story elements in my notebook but I generally let the characters tell me their stories as I write.

Do you design your own book covers or have someone else? If you use someone else would you tell us who/website? My book covers have always been handled by my publishers. Stormy Night Publications did the ebook for Their Wild Little Girl and the rest were done by Wordwooze publications. The only one I made myself was the ebook cover for Their Meddling Aunt which I created using Amazon’s template.

Any advice for aspiring authors? Write. I’ve met so many wanna-be authors who have great ideas but psych themselves out before they even begin. The best advice I can give is to let go of doubt and just start writing. When you do you’ll find those pent up ideas just come pouring out and remember you can always edit later.

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he do that is so special? The common thread among all of my main characters is that they embrace who they are. Be the a reluctant dom, a sexually adventitious reporter, a sex pot psychologist or a sheriff with a cowboy attitude they all embrace who they are without reservation.

Where do your ideas come from? I ask myself “what if?” What if I took the older man/younger woman thing and flipped it? What if I blended erotica and tragedy? What if that dom who ended up with two beautiful women at his beck and call felt morally conflicted about it?

What is the hardest thing about writing? Not psyching yourself out. As I write I constantly imagine readers either laughing at me or judging me for what I’ve written. I never feel that it’s good enough and I’m always embarrassed to share it. I don’t think I’ve ever sent a manuscript to a publisher when totally sober.

What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book? Master May I? Did something which (so far as I’m aware) had never been done before. I took elements of the tragedy drama (loss, pain, themes of depression, alcoholism and suicide) and blended them with the erotica genre. Finding the right balance with a book so deep in uncharted waters was exceedingly difficult. I needed comedy but not too much, I needed sex but not to the point of fetishizing serious issues and I needed an emotional impact that didn’t take away from the eroticism. Having accomplished that I now feel I know what it’s like to juggle chainsaws.

What is your favorite movie or TV show? Game of Thrones. Plot, character, drama, fun, sex appeal, etc Fantasy and drama combined perfectly and made addictive for the general public. It truly is an inspiration.

Which writers inspire you? Drew Karpacyn and Anne Rice (especially her early erotica work). They both did something others had done (Star Wars and Fairytales/vampires) and made it their own by not bowing to convention.

You mentioned you’re writing a new story. How about a teaser? My newest story is my first dip into horror/erotica. It adds a dark, psychological twist to the town of Brooke’s Hollow (the common universe of all my books) and looks at a place that every one of my readers wants to visit in a new and intimidating light.

Who is your favorite character in your book and why? Most of my readers would expect me to say Alyssa K the sexy redhead reporter/erotica writer from Submission Backstory and Master May I? But my true favorite is Marcus McRoberts the conflicted dom of Their Wild Little Girl and Their Meddling Aunt (who also makes cameos in 2 other books so far). Aside from my new horror heroine he’s the character I put through the most grief and the most complex in that he’s always second guessing himself, always learning and growing. He isn’t some cock-sure Master dom but a compassionate, loving man who cares more for his girls than for his own pleasure.

Who is your least favorite character and why? Another little teaser from my work in progress I suppose. Mayor Brooke’s is a character I’m specifically crafting to be hated. Self-centered, judgmental and oh-so condescending she’s intended to be a recurring villain in my books. I can’t wait for readers to meet her.

Do you have any formal education in creative writing? If not are you planning to go to school? Do highschool courses in literature studies and writers craft count? If not then no but with 5 books already under my belt and even my harshest critics praising my writing I don’t really see a point in more school at this point.

Do you have any “how to write” type books/instructional you’d like to recommend? I’d recommend you avoid them. Writing is a form of art. You can learn the basic skills but you won’t become an artist until you find your own voice and style.

If your book were made into a movie, whom would you cast? There are plenty of Hollywood starlets I’d like to see bring my characters to life (especially Elizabeth who’s almost always naked) but the one I’d pick above all else is Nicole Kidman. Her role in Eye’s Wide Shut directly inspired my creation of Alyssa K in Submission Backstory.

Who is your favorite fictional character and why? Darth Bane from Drew Karpacyn’s trilogy. His reflective nature and philosophic mind made me want to turn to the dark side.

If there was one thing you could do to change the world, what would it be? I’d encourage people to masturbate more and embrace sexuality more openly. It’s a natural part of life which, for some reason, we put on the same level as the most extreme violence. Why should an act of love be rated R in this world?

Where do you come up with your stories? The bathtub mostly.

Do you have any fur babies to brag about? I have a border collie/akita mix and an Australian Kelpie that everyone up here in the great white north thinks is a German Sheppard puppy.

Do you or have you sat down and read your book fresh off the presses as if it wasn’t yours? And if you did, what was it like? Always and my first thoughts were always horribly negative. I often wanted to go back and change everything even if people loved it.

If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why? I am the original author of several books. I don’t need anyone else’s voice. I have my own.

What is one great lesson you have learned as a writer? You’re always going to be your harshest critic. I’ve gotten my share of 1 star reviews but nothing has ever been as tough as what I’ve thought of my own work. At some point you learn that perfection is always going to be a spot on the horizon. Keep striving but don’t expect to ever reach it.

Do have a favorite car or truck model? The Scion IQ. I’d like to put a “wide load” sticker on it and drive it down the highway.

Do you ever feel self-conscious when writing love/sex scenes? Strangely no. Those are the one part of my books that I don’t get hyper critical about. I sink into this erotic day-dream like state and genuinely enjoy (if you get catch my meaning) writing those scenes.

What are some of your favorite books and why? Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche because (aside from his views on women which I understand having learned his history) I felt like I wrote it myself. Nietzsche and I had very similar philosophies when it came to life.

What do you think of traditional publishing vs. self-publishing? Self-publishing is a fantastic way for great writers who wouldn’t otherwise get a chance to produce mediocre books no one will ever read. Traditional publishing is a pain in the butt full of rejection and heart ache but it gets results. MF: Scary way to view it…

What book are you currently reading or just finished? I’m currently reading a couple books and always have one or two on the go. By the time this interview comes out I’ll likely be reading something entirely different from what is next to my toilet now.

What do your readers mean to you? That’s a tough one! On the one hand I write for my own pleasure and on the other I love to hear peoples’ thoughts on my works and to discuss them. I’m an old fashioned philosophy student at heart (odd as I majored in sociology) and I love to discuss and debate in a friendly way. So, I suppose my readers are like distant family members. You don’t often think about them but you always want to hear from them.

Is there a book you love you’d like to recommend to others? Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpacyn. If Nietzsche is too much for you (and you do need a decent background in philosophy to read him) then this book is the next best thing. It’s the existential journey of a man who rises from obscurity to claim his place as a great thinker and reformer. Oh and there are light saber battles. Gotta love those.

Tell us something unique about you. I have Asperger syndrome.

There ya have it folks! Many thanks Shawna! For more about Shawna, her work, and to get your own copies, follow the links below:

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Meet Author Adam Mann

Hello, lovelies! Welcome to Interview FoxSeat with guest author Adam Mann

Mike Lord has worked for over 50 years in what is called “developing economies”. Most of the time Mike’s work has been with the thousands of small scale farmers, who have appreciated sustainable livelihoods, so that they now have enough food to feed themselves, and also some produce to sell so that they have a cash income.  That is why most of Mike’s novels are set in these remote rural locations.

Three years ago Mike finally retired and started writing, and has now under his pen name, Adam Mann, produced 32 fantasy romance and historical books nine of which have been published, and 23 self-published at Smashwords and Amazon KDP.

Mike Lord is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia.

Enjoy this book sample:  Red High Heels – Romance with explicit sex – blurb:

Roxanne Brown arrives at a busy hotel who book her into a room already allocated to Roger Browne, and the overworked receptionist gives her the key.  Later when they do meet they have only bath towels to protect their modesty, but laughter turns into a trip to a nearby Italian restaurant.

Roxanne is running away from a potential marriage, whilst Roger is trying to find funding for a Stem Cell Research project.

As the hotel is fully booked Roger agrees that Roxanne can share his room, and they begin to exchange jokes, including one about two tramps and a pair of Red High Heels, whilst Roxanne is trying desperately to remember the joke about a team of wild horses.

This novel is a love story, with explicit details of the sex that they both enjoy together, so only for Adults (18+).

EXCERPT:

Roxanne lay still and tried to remember what had happened to her yesterday, before she met Roger.  Early yesterday morning she remembered having a furious argument with her mother, and then her father when he tried to intervene.  They both wanted her to marry Paul, and she had disagreed.  Simple as that!

Paul was an idiot she thought now, but he did have plenty of money, which would have been her only consolation.  She did not have a boyfriend, which weakened her argument, and to make matters worse she and Paul had been friends since childhood.

She felt Roger moving and she looked at his watch.

It was seven thirty, and the conference started at nine, so they could just get breakfast if they hurried.  She kissed Roger to wake him, but he pulled her down to him and kissed her.

“Roger, I’m hungry, and the conference starts at nine!”

Roger got out of bed and walked to the bathroom.  Roxanne could hear the shower running and then on impulse she decided to join him, as they washed one another, all over.

If you use a Pen Name why did you choose it?  It started as a family joke – Adam the Man – so I chose Adam Mann as my pen name.

Why do you write?  I started writing historical romance 20 years ago, but I didn’t get that book published until 2014.  I enjoyed the research, and then the planning.

When did you decide to become a writer?  I didn’t, it just happened after I retired as I had these books to publish…

How long does it usually take you to complete a book?   Once I get the planning and research done I tend to write very quickly – about 3,000 words a day.  It then takes a long time to edit, reedit, and find/design a cover.

What made you decide to sit down and actually start something?  20 years ago I worked in Sri Lanka, and several times visited a place called Singiriya.  Many people asked “who are the ladies in the frescoes?” so I decided to invent one, and I choose the 4th Queen of the Rajah whose name is unknown to history, so I invented one for my book.  But I did stay close to the history at that time.

Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?  No, I often get up very early in the morning, like 4.0am, write and then go back to bed!

What have you written?  32 books and novels, 4 of which are paperback.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just seeing where an idea takes you?  I do tend to prepare an outline, but sometimes as I’m writing the plot is changed by the characters themselves!

Do you design your own book covers or have someone else? If you use someone else would you tell us who/website?  9 of my books have been published by publishers (Phaze, GPG and eXtasy), who have their own design department.  I have an artist friend (Adam Norton) who designed several covers, and I did the others, like the two in this interview.

Is there any marketing technique you used that had an immediate impact on your sales figures?  I wish I knew!

Any advice for aspiring authors?  Don’t forget your author name is your Brand Image, so get it out there.  You can then say “a new book from ***”!

What is your favorite movie or TV show?  I live and work in Vietnam, so TV is a bit limited, at least in English, so I tend to watch programs like the Discovery channel!

Which writers inspire you?  Charles Dickens, and Rudyard Kipling, and Mark Twain.

What is the current book you are promoting?   Love in the Boondocks.

If there was one thing you could do to change the world, what would it be?  I better not say as I despise most politicians!

What do you think of traditional publishing vs. self-publishing?  I have experience of both sides, and yes the traditional publishers have good reputations and contacts, but I still have to do a lot of promotion myself.

Tell us something unique about you.  I used to play a lot of sport, including games like Polo where I became an international player.

Many thanks Adam for sharing with us! For more about Adam, his work, and getting your own copies, follow the links below:

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Meet Author J. Michael Storm

Howdy my lovelies! Welcome to Interview FoxSeat with author J. Michael Storm

Michael Storm lives with his Principle Partner, Lynn in a quiet and secluded, heavily treed neighborhood, in Ohio. The Storms enjoy target shooting at Lynn’s parent’s farm, movies, sex clubs, documentaries, wineries, dining out, hosting parties and vacationing. The Storms have had an open, polyamorous relationship since day one and have a healthy, creative, kinky and active sex life. There motto is: Do it often but do it safe and get tested regularly.

Michael Storm has been writing for years, winning his first award at age nine. He had only recently delved into the world of erotica but as with all things he does, he going at it full force, holding nothing back. To contact J Michael Storm or find out more about him, visit him at: http://therealjmichaelstorm.wix.com/erotica

Book blurb: (Extreme hard-core, dark, non-consent, taboo erotica)

There are predators all around us. Some of them are quite easy to spot, they are monsters that look like monsters. However there are some, quite a few in fact, that have the skills, the cunning, intellect and manipulative ability to perpetrate their malevolence within a shroud of untitledperpetual anonymity. Bobby and Keri Allen are such predators. Cloaked in a veil of the ordinary and the mundane, they are in reality, the most implacable and loathsome of things.

For years they’ve hunted their prey with naked lust, taking advantage of the helpless, the discarded, the lonely or sometimes, just the careless or the unlucky. Possessed of an unwavering perseverance, meticulous precision and skill and fueled with a voracious appetite whose malign sexual greed is boundless, they pluck hapless victims with heartless impunity.

But their lordship over their hunting grounds may soon be over. Something or someone has been watching them! Their stalking has come to the attention of another predator, this one, perhaps, even more dangerous and resourceful than themselves and this interloper has penetrated deep into their highly protected and secured sanctuaries, threatening their exposure and an end to their deviant sexual reign!

Why a Pen Name?  Three reasons –

  • Family would not look too kindly on the genre of my writing and the lifestyle wife Lynn and I lead…
  • Lots and lots of wackos in the world!
  • I like the mystique of anonymity.

Why Do You Write?  I grew up in a household of wordsmiths.  Whether it was reading or doing a crossword puzzle, words and books were everywhere in my childhood house.  Plus I was allowed to buy all the books I wanted.

So, I simply combined my love of books with my love of crazy, wild sex and voila!

Also, I do have something to say and I say it in my writing.  It’s not easy living the kind of lifestyle Lynn and I lead and having to hide it.  I can hide behind the moniker, J. Michael Storm, taboo erotica author extraordinaire and shout out to the world a piece of the “real” me, the “real” us.

I’m sure soon society will accept the Polyamorous/open lifestyle and understand straight missionary sex for the purpose of procreation is not the only option available to consenting adults.  With my writing and webpage Lynn and I can get a little hint of normalcy and acceptance with others who feel and live as we do.

Along with the writing and the website, we also network with the Poly/open community by attending events such as, Beyond the Love 2016, in Columbus.  These are great ways for sexually open people to find communion with like-minded individuals.

And…  because I do so enjoy creating colorful characters and places…

When did You Decide to Become a Writer?  I guess I always wanted to write my own books.  I won my first competition in fourth grade for a Haiku, a poem with a particular series of rhythms.  I still have the trophy, proudly displayed on a shelf in our library.

How Long Does it Usually Take You to Write a Book?  Fucking forever.  The story part is easy enough, writing the actual events and the dialogue, but the formatting and the spelling suck.  Depending on which publisher you go with you’ll get various degrees of strictness in regards to formatting.  I go with a formatting that seems to be at the highest degree of strictness so no matter whom I publish with it’ll be accepted.

My spelling has always been atrocious and I tend to miss a lot of things grammatical (I have a degree in numbers not letters!).  Fortunately my wife Lynn has a complete mastery of the English language and is my proofreader.  My latest work, The Taming of Jenesa is well over 80,000 words and Lynn ended up going through it five or six times before she deemed it free of errors.

So how long?  The Taming of Jenesa took three months I guess?  That’s with a lot of “frustrated don’t wanna’ write today” down time.

What Made You Decide to Sit Down and Actually Start Something?  I had had this idea for a dark hard-core erotica novel for quite a while.  So I started looking at the erotica that was out there and I thought, geez, the prose sucks, the characters are cookie-cutter, the dialogue is a joke, the storylines are unoriginal and flat…  I could do better! And I think I did!  The Taming of Jenesa is nothing like you’ve ever read before!  I’ve had two reviews tell me they were fucking speechless after reading it!

Do You Have a Special Time to Write or How is Your Day Structured?  Usually I start writing in the late afternoon and may finish up the day writing as late as midnight.  We have a fairly large house.  It has a center section with two other sections running off either side of the center.  I write in our library (there’s a picture on my website) which is part of the center section which is awesome because it’s kind of insulated from the rest of the house at that time of the day.  It has three doorways so I can get to either section of the house or even go outside quietly and unseen if I so choose.  That time of day and the location in the house make for a very comfortable and inviting place to write.

How do You Think You’ve Evolved Creatively?  I’ve “loosened up”, tried not to stick to a certain conformity of writing, tried to just let go and let whatever words flow out do so on their own and this had really added another dimension to my prose.  As a result, it is much broader, much more detailed, colorful, rich and fulfilling.

Do You Listen to Music or Watch TV/Movies While You Write?  No, the only sounds I might have going is a tower fan and ceiling fan to provide air circulation and white noise.

What Have You Written?  Commercially available, the only thing I’ve written to date is, The Taming of Jenesa.  I have writing other things those, like several poems, and a couple of movie scripts.  I also have two or three other books in various stages of development.

Do You Work to an Outline or plot or do You Prefer Just Seeing Where an Idea Takes You?  I prep the Hell out of everything.  I write character bios, I maintain lists of potential character names, street names, etc.  I’ll write ahead of the story some ideas or plotlines, such as ‘Jane has a flashback of losing her virginity’ or ‘Steve is doing landscaping at a house and sees a murder through the window of the neighboring house’…  If I have a general idea for a scene, I’ll just throw down some basic ideas and maybe some dialogue and then go back later and flush it out.

I never have first drafts, second drafts, etc, I always edit as I write.  I’m always going back and reviewing what I wrote the previous day and then adding or changing some things.  Lots of heavy rewriting and reshaping.  I agonize over every word.  I’d be lost without the various thesaurus resources!

Do You Design Your Own Book Covers or Have Someone Else?  If You Use Someone Else Would You Tell Us Who/Website?  For The Taming of Jenesa I let my publisher (Lot’s Cave Publishing) design and create the cover with zero input from me.  They did a pretty good job but I think from now on I will do it myself.

Is There Any Marketing Technique You Used That Had and Immediate Impact on Your Sales Figures?  I don’t think there is one particular marketing technique that has dominated sales of The Taming of Jenesa but I will say if the book had not been so taboo with it non-consensual theme I would have been able to place it on Amazon and sales would have greatly improved.

Any Advice for Aspiring Writers?  Read a lot of material from your favorite authors, don’t tell anyone you’re writing (they’ll just discourage you or give you lousy advice), edit the Hell out of your manuscript, checking for plot holes, spelling errors and grammatical problems and make sure your story lends itself to being placed on Amazon.

Give us Insight Into Your Main Character.  What Does He/She/They Do That is so Special?  The two main characters in The Taming of Jenesa are a married couple, Keri and Bobby Allen.  They are special, not for their heroism, or generosity, nor for their selfish contributions to society but instead, for the degree of blackness that permeates their souls, the scale to which their lack of empathy allows them to ensnare attractive men and women for their own twisted pleasures and the absolute carnage they reap to anyone who gets in their way.

They are sharks out of water–cunning, predatory, intelligent, fearless and quite unstoppable…  The world of Erotica has never seen anything like them before…  Pray it never does again…

Where do Your Ideas Come From?  Real life experiences combined with enhancements of those experiences and personal fantasies.  Things I see or read about as I go through my day, anything of even remotely interesting value that I can mold and manipulate to make my own.

What is the Hardest Thing About Writing?  Keeping all the editing guidelines in mind while trying to compose a compelling and sexy story.  Perhaps the most troubling thing, the most aggravating thing, is the elimination of double spacing between sentences.  When I was learning to type, you always placed two spaces separating sentences.  Now, the standard is one space between sentences.  There is no way I can change all those years of muscle memory in my right thumb to go from two spaces to one space.  Fortunately, I found a way to cheat.  You can use Microsoft Word’s ‘find and replace’ feature to take all the double spaces and knock them down to one!

What is Your Favorite Movie or TV Show?  Far-far too many to list but here are just a few:

Dark Shadows (original series)

Heat (DeNero & Pachino)

The Quiet Earth (1985, made in New Zealand)

11 Harrowhouse (the book was awesome too)

The Odessa Files (the book was awesome too)

The Hunger (with David Bowie, the book was awesome too)

The Day of the Jackal (with Edward Fox, the book was awesome too).

Which Writers Inspire You?  John Christopher (The Tripod Series, The Lotus Caves, etc – Loved them as a kid!).  He has incredible prose.

Gary Brandner (The Howling, etc) – Tied with John Christopher for best prose, his writing is lean and mean!

Anne Rice – She has been accused of Purple Prose, I think her prose is incredibly three dimensional!   Guess whose writing takes after hers?  😉

What is the Current Book You are Promoting?  The Taming of Jenesa.  Like nothing else out there!  Check it out!  You will be blown away!

You Mentioned You’re Writing a New Story.  How About a Teaser?  The new story is called, I Fed the Lions.  Here’s a summary:

~ Isabel Rossington, a virtuous teenager weary of her imposed cloistered and saintly existence, explores worldly freedoms when she befriends a promiscuous young couple forced to hide their wild capturelifestyle while living under-cover among hard-line religious zealots in order to qualify for a multimillion-dollar inheritance. ~

And here’s a peek inside:

~ He was strikingly attractive, almost pretty, the broad shoulders barely squeezed into the cockpit, jeweled blue eyes dilated with stimulants, dirty blonde hair sexily askew, sweet plumb lips and soft facial features contorting to his boisterous hoots and howls.

His highly inebriated nymph of a passenger engulfed him fully.  She had one hand on the upper back of his seat and the other around his carefully shaved balls.  He took pride in how clean and smooth his balls were and it certainly showed.  For that, the girl was grateful, she abhorred excess hair, be it on a male or female.

She slid her mouth up and down on him slowly, being careful to ensure his penis stayed thoroughly soaked and maintaining loud seductive moans.  She had a reputation for giving the best fucking blow-jobs this side of the valley and she damn sure meant to hold on to that rep.

It suddenly occurred to her dope saturated brain that she couldn’t remember where her clothes were.  For that matter she was having a difficult time remembering where they had driven from or where they were driving to.  Well, no matter, her family’s money would solve whatever problems may arise from tonight’s adventures, whether she could recall them or not.

She resumed her studious concentration on the task at hand until that task suddenly concluded, with several strong spurts of fresh salty cum filling her succulent mouth and throat.  At the moment she had sensed he was about to let loose, she had expertly dragged a finger lightly back and forth over the snug hole of his ass and cupped and squeezed his balls with the remaining fingers.  The results were both predictable and inevitable—the load he blew was long, intense and thorough–reputation secure.

She popped his cock free, sat up and impishly and brazenly cleaned the sides of her mouth and lips of his remaining cum with tongue and fingers, making sure he saw every moment of it. ~

Who is Your Favorite Character in Your Book and Why?  In my book, The Taming of Jenesa, my favorite character has to be Keri Allen.  I’ve always been attracted to the exceptionally dark and twisted characters, the ones slightly off kilter.  Keri is definitely that!  Admittedly she is a bit psychotic for my general tastes, however, on the plus side, she has an amazing full figure and in inexhaustible sex drive.  Humph… kinda’ sounds like my wife…  😉

Who is Your Least Favorite Character and Why?  I thought about this question for quite a while, trying to give it an honest go-through and my answer is, I truly don’t have a character in The Taming of Jenesa that I dislike.  All the characters are appealing in one way or another and have something interesting to offer the story.

If your Book Was Made Into a Movie Who Would You Cast?  A young Angelina Jolie for the role of Keri and I don’t have a casting preference I can think of for Bobby.

What is Your Next Project?  After I complete the upcoming novel, I Fed the Lions, I will be working on a short story tentatively called, The Doll House, a story about a middle class housewife who one day finds several dolls left on her doorstep and then suddenly begins having extraordinarily sexually fulfilling dreams.

Who is Your Favorite Fictional Character and Why?  Chris Hollarand from the Gary Brandner novel, The Howling.  I always thought he was an interesting character.  He just seems to have it all together with his looks, career, home and his outgoing personality.

What one Person from History Would you Like to Meet and Why?  No one specific, just someone from say, medieval times, perhaps a king, and resurrect them and bring them forward to our time to see their reaction to things they could not possibly imagine that we take for granted:  automobiles, computers, planes, space programs, skyscrapers, a grocery store, a shopping mall, electricity, a Kiss concert (lol), plastic, our relative cleanliness and of course, porn…

Or maybe, bring back a former president, say perhaps, Lincoln or better still, one of the founding fathers and get their reaction to the United States of America as it stands today, with all its progress and all its problems.

If There Was One Thing You Could do to Change the World, What Would it be?  I would eliminate religion.  Imagine the progress we could make as a species if we took all the wasted money and energy plowed into religion and put it toward science and medicine!

Who Inspires Your Writing?  It’s not so much a who as a what.  My inspiration comes from the hope that one day I could be a writer full time.

Where do You Come up With Your Stories?  Most of them are from souped-up personal experiences.

Do You Have any Fur-Babies to Brag About?  Um…Hmmm.  I had to Google fur-babies…My wife had a fur-baby when we first met but she keeps it virgin smooth now…That’s the only pet to speak of… MF: This is a first for this question! I love it. I encourage all authors to visit my blog and chat and be themselves!

Who is Your Favorite Author and Which of Their Books is Your Favorite?  Gary Bandner – The Howling

Do You or Have You Sat Down and Read your Book Fresh Off the Presses as if it wasn’t Yours?  And if You did, What Was it Like?  Oh yes!  It was very nerve wracking because at that point it was too late to correct any mistakes!

If You Could Have Been the Original Author of Any Book, What Would it Have Been and Why?  Again, The Howling by Gary Brandner.  If I could replicate his prose I would never ask for another thing in my life!  Funny how as I admire his prose so much, mine is just the opposite, his being lean and mean, using few but perfect wording, whereas mine is extremely dense and three dimensional.

What is one Great Lesson you Have Learned as a Writer?  Amazon is a pain in the ass. MF: I too find it frustrating when I’m searching for a book, like yours, and can’t find it on Amazon. Drives me crazy. They should, I think, allow all writers work on their site.

Do You Have a Favorite Car or Truck Model?  Anything that is safe and reliable.  Vehicles are expensive as Hell, the smart move is to get one that will last the longest for the least amount of money.  Funny I should say that though because even with only two drivers in the house, Lynn and I, until recently we had five vehicles, three cars and two motorcycles.

Do You Ever Feel Self-Conscious When Writing Love/Sex Scenes?  ROTFLMAO – Not even close!  My wife and I are very open people and very little makes us uncomfortable sexually.

What Are Some of Your Favorite Books and Why?  The Howling by Gary Brandner – See various other responses to this above.

11 Harrowhouse by Gerald A. Browne – A well written jewel heist story with very interesting characters.  The movie was awesome too.

The Hunger by Whitely Strieber – Great horror spin on the actual creatures that the myth of vampires arose from.  Great movie too, with David Bowie.

Isobel by Jane Parkhurst – A tale of a medieval sexual cult, based on a true story.  Awesome story, fairly solid sex scenes.

I could go on for days about book I love…Let’s stop here.

What do You Think of Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing?  I think the advent of self-publishing through the internet was a boon frustrated writers, a way for them the cheaply reach their own market.  I think there is a stigma against them as second rate but based on sales numbers, this can certainly be argued against.

What do Your Fans Mean to You?  Everything!  I always take the time to respond to fan mail personally!

Tell us Something Unique About You.

How about a couple somethings:

  • I can’t stand complete silence.  I need some kind of white noise, so I always have a fan going in whatever room I’m in, a ceiling fan or a tower fan.  Our home has fans everywhere.  In the car I have the fan on or usually a window or two open.
  • I always have to be doing something with my hands (I think because I used to smoke) so I carry a tailors’ measuring tape with me and knead and roll it constantly, like a stress ball.
  • I rarely watch TV but when I do it’s usually a documentary or one of the nearly 1,000 movies we own. Lynn watches less TV than I do but when she does it’s usually sexual in nature (she recently finished up the Netflix series, Californication with David Duchovny), usually involving lesbians.
  • My wife and I are Polyamorous/open. Lynn is way more into females then males but currently is seeing a couple of guys trying to find one for a long-term, serious relationship.  I currently am not seeing anyone on the side.  I’m really more into watching Lynn and her lovers.  —  Safe sex always!
  • I got my first grey hairs at 16. (Very distinguished looking…)
  • I started driving at 13. I tended to date older girls and they’d let me drive.  At that time you could get away with a lot more.
  • I won my first writing award in the fourth grade. I still have the trophy.  It’s proudly displayed on a shelf in our library.
  • I just bought a drone. It has real-time video which I’m planning on utilizing to check the gutters to reduce the number of times I have to get a ladder and climb up and physically check them.

Is There Anything Else You Would Like to Add?  Check out my novel, The Taming of Jenesa and be on the lookout for my other stories coming out!

Many many thanks Mr. Storm for sharing! For more about J. Michael Storm and his work, follow the links below:

 

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Meet Author Yolanda M. Tucker

Hola my lovelies! Welcome to another edition of Interview FoxSeat with guest author Yolanda M. Tucker

Yolanda M. Tucker delivers high energy messages which help individuals overcome adversity and inspires them to achieve their dreams. A message Yolanda has lived. In spite of dropping out of junior high school, Yolanda holds a MBA in Business Administration, a second Master’s degree in Acquisition and Contracts and a Certification of Transportation Regulatory Law from Florida Coastal School of Law. Yolanda is also an award winning author, motivational speaker and a business consultant.

Yolanda uses the overwhelming circumstances she has faced in her own life to motivate, inspire, empower and impact the lives of her audiences. After accepting that only she could change her situation, Yolanda took charge and made decisions to improve her life and its circumstances. Her unique mix of personal and professional triumphs motivates both business and social event attendees.

In 2003, Yolanda was awarded the Florida Writer’s Association Royal Palm Literary Award. In 2007, Yolanda was awarded the Key to the City of Lake Charles, LA and honored with August 11th being designated as the Yolanda M. Tucker day.   Yolanda received The Powerful Words of Wisdom Award from The University of North Florida in 2008. Yolanda keynoted Region IV’s 2009 Head Start Annual Parent Training Conference and was selected as a presenter at the 2010 National At-Risk Youth Conference.

As one of the nation’s most sought after speakers, Yolanda has been dubbed the “ America’s Master of Motivation”. Her expertise coupled with her “heart-felt” style and passion to inspire others to achieve their dreams leaves her audiences inspired to uncover that secret undamaged person inside, enlarge their vision and the motivation to take the next step toward their dreams.

Book blurb:  Pink Pussy, Pies & Peanut Butter. Erotic Woman Empowerment

Why do you write? I write because I enjoy using real life stories to empower and inspire women to achieve their dreams despite their circumstances.

When did you decide to become a writer? I don’t know that I decided to become a writer. I think writing chose me. I don’t mean to sound cliche’ but when I wrote my first book, I wrote it as a way to find relief to the pain I felt in my heart because the man that I loved, the man I thought I would marry dumped me to marry another. I was crushed, broken and destroyed and as I cried an ugly cry with snot running out of my nose down my neck, I asked God to reveal my purpose and He whispered in my ear blessed beyond belief. My response was “Not I, Lord….not I. After all the hell I’ve endured in this life I can’t be blessed beyond belief. I rebelled for sometime. When I finally decided to be obedient and write my first book, by the time I was finished writing the book, I understood just how Blessed Beyond Belief I truly was and am.

Do you listen to music or watch TV/movie while you write? Yes, sometimes I listen to music or watch TV while I write. Music inspires me more than the TV does.

What have you written? I’ve written Blessed Beyond Belief, Lessons Learned, My Reflection, All I Ever Wanted To Do Is Love You and Pink Pussy, Pies and Peanut Butter.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just seeing where an idea takes you? A little of both. I write an outline but oftentimes as characters develop, I let the character have his or her way and see where it takes me.

Any advice for aspiring authors? Follow your heart and create your heart’s desire. Remember writing is an art like painting. Your style may not be for everyone. You have to have the faith that God will make room for your talent.

Where do your ideas come from? My ideas come from real life situations that my friends and/or I find ourselves in.    

Who is your favorite character in your book and why? Ms. Minnie is my favorite character in Pink Pussy, Pies and Peanut Butter because she is an older lady that drops life-changing nuggets of knowledge and wisdom on the main characters of the book.

Do you ever feel self-conscious when writing love/sex scenes? I wasn’t self-conscious when I wrote the love/sex scenes in Pink Pussy, Pies and Peanut Butter. However, it was very difficult writing the sex scenes because I am single…..LOL

What do your fans mean to you? My fans are my mirror. It is important to me to deliver a well rounded book that my readers enjoy and it leaves them wanting more.

Thanks so much Yolanda for sharing! For more about the fabulous Yolanda, follow the links below:

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