AuthorChat with Blue Stour & Christa Lynn 2/3/14

“He pulls away after nibbling on my bottom lip, and gently pushes me to my back, lowering his toned body over mine. I suddenly don’t care about the muffin top and love handles that adorn my body. All I can think about is having this man on me. In me.                                                                                                                        excerpt  — Running from Destiny by Christa Lynn

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If readers watch CSI, Criminal Minds or any other crime show, they may have wondered what happens to the prospective crime-scene detectives who choose not to hack it? In one writer’s case, she turned to the world of writing.

With childhood dreams of becoming a criminal profiler, the married mother opted for another career path, instead. After giving college a shot, Christa Lynn fell into marital bliss seventeen years ago, two years before giving birth to her 15-year-old son, a die-hard hockey player–as she put it, “There is still hockey in the south.”

“I never even imagined it nor thought of it,” Lynn answered when asked if she had ever given much thought to writing as a career choice. “One night I was lying in bed thinking about a really bad book I had tried to read and thought, ‘I can do this.’ So, the next day I started on my first book, which currently hides in the bowels of my laptop collecting dust.”

The mature adult/erotic romance writer admits she loves writing. Also, though, she admits it’s been quite a struggle at times.

“I think about jumping off (a bridge) every day,” the lifelong southerner joked.  “It’s a dog eat dog world out there and for a newbie like me, it is extremely hard to compete and get the exposure that the better-known authors get.”

While working a full-time job through the week, Lynn reserves her weekends for writing . . . when she’s not attending hockey games. Her first book, Running from Destiny, and its sequel, Accepting Destiny, are both available on amazon.com in the Destined Series.

Furthermore, the Stephen King fan has another work in progress. Thus far, Lynn is 30,000 words into it.

When readers are finished with one of her books, the weekend writer knows exactly what she wants them to feel. The more she kicks out, she hopes readers will look at her, essentially, as the little engine that could.

“I want readers to feel complete,” Christa pointed out about her erotic romances. “I want them to want to spread the word after the story left them satisfied.”

Christa Lynn is accessable through the following:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christa-Lynn-Author/186996248141318

Website: http://authorclynn.wix.com/christalynn

Twitter: @authorclynn

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AuthorChat with Blue Stour & Sidda Lee Rain 1/31/14

It damn sure ain’t your mama’s romance books.

In fact, it’s not even close! Sidda Lee Rain’s work is about strong, independent, take-no-sh*t women . . . and their amazing alpha men—far from mama’s secretly-stashed reads.

“I want readers realizing that reality is romantic, and everyday fairytales are just as freeing as the cheesy sh*t in some of your mom’s romance novels,” Rain, a proud Minnesotian, said.” I’m not against those; hell, that’s where I began reading. I’m just saying open your minds. The days of women hiding their sexual beings are over. One-handed reading is here, and that’s one of the best compliments you can give an erotic author.”

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Rain was pretty blunt and to the point in most aspects during our interview. However, as she even said, herself, mix in a little “Cuervo” and she would have been even more forthcoming; a statement indicative of her hilarious personality.

Rain is a country girl through-and-through. As a child, she envisioned herself owning horses and boarding stables as an adult. Even though the graduate from the University of Mankato’s Technical College for E.M.T.s didn’t follow her childhood dreams, she still works with . . .  horses . . . and cowboys . . . sort of.

Today, Rain writes what she likes to call Modern Day Western Erotic Romance. It’s a genre she invented simply because, quite frankly, nothing else fit her wants and desires. Judging by her amazing reviews and ratings on amazon.com, the best-selling author isn’t alone.

“I adore romance but wasn’t finding MY kind of romance,” said the woman insanely loyal to her Minnesota Vikings. “I like it less corny, less sweet. Crank up the reality and make mine extra dirty while you’re at it. Those kind of books were hard to come by–outside of the full-on bdsm, which wasn’t what I wanted. I wanted hard-working, blue-collar men who loved the land, their animals and their women, not necessarily in that order.”

In her first year of writing Modern Day Western Erotic books Ms. Rain has already reached the top-ten book-selling position with Quick on the Trigger. The extremely modest author was surprised when she noticed that the book had cracked the top-100, launching her into the esteemed category. Then, a friend called and notified her that the novel had rocketed to #26. The next morning, Sidda looked on in shock and excitement as the book had climbed to #3.

Numbers are great, but Rain gets the most satisfaction knowing that she touched a reader. To her, that feeling is worth more than the price of any book.

“Because of a leading lady in one of my books and her acceptance with herself, they (readers) are now embracing themselves, imperfections and all,” Rain said is the most flattering compliment she receives. “There’s honestly too much self hate, especially among women, so to hear that I may have had a tiny hand in that . . . bet your a** I’ll take it.”

Expressive and no-holds-barred may best sum up her writing.

“My books have warnings on them, so if you don’t like the explicit sex–yes there’s a lot and yes, its my foul mouth—that’s your issue, not mine. I’m a broad who happens to like filthy sex and I adore the word f*ck like no other, but you’ve been warned.”

Eventually, the Facebook-o-holic has plans to step outside of erotic romance. A journey which began as just one book has evolved into more because of the tremendous success; like McDonalds, readers are lovin’ it. In the future, she plans to write in other genres under a pen name, but it looks like the true erotic-romance side of Sidda Lee Rain is here to stay for a while, at least.

That news will make many readers happy. After all, the fiesty red head’s work is nothing like their mamas used to hide . . . errrr read!

Sidda Lee Rain’s books can be found on amazon.com in paperback or eBook.

A)  Denim Series Book 1) Quick on the Trigger 2) Steel Horse Cowboy

B)   B) Crooked E Ranch Series Book 1) Sweet as Candy 2) Pure as Snow

C)   C) Game Time Series with Blue Stour 1) Stranded at Third

               Coming soon

Dirty Denim #3, Roping Him In

Crooked E-Ranch #3, Sexy as Sin

Game Time Series #2, Kept on Ice

Sidda Lee Rain can be contacted easily. Reach her at the following:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/siddalee.rain

http://www.facebook.com/BlueStourandSiddaLeeRain

Twitter: @Siddaleerain

Website: http://www.SiddaLeeRain.com

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…AuthorChat…Blue’s 9-1-1 BREAKING NEWS….

It’s high-time to end the Batman shenanigans.

First and foremost, I have nothing but love for the talented Sidda Lee Rain, as an author, a co-author, a friend, and my tag-team partner. Writing book #1, “Stranded at Third”–the first book in the Game Time Series–was challenging and rewarding. Now, we’re gradually kicking out book #2, “Kept on Ice.” However, that tag-team partnership in and out of the fictitious ring is where I am forced to draw the line.I do not want to involve the Gotham PD, so I’m hoping to settle this dispute in F.C. (Facebook Court) Should she persist on telling the loyal citizens of Facebook that she is, in fact, Batman, the Gotham PD WILL be paying a visit to the negative 80+ windchills of her soul…I mean home. OOPS. Basically, this whole mess could be considered identity theft, slander, or flat-out Minneeesota Steelin’. (What the hell would Hayden Fox think, Sidda?)

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Top-10 Reasons Blue Stour is the REAL Batman, and Sidda Lee Rain is Robin

 10. it’s BatMAN, not BatWOMAN

9. Blue ALWAYS wears the ears.

8. By stereotype ALONE, Sidda is a woman, meaning Blue, a.k.a. Batman, ALWAYS drives.

7. Batman has a huge IQ (Need I say more?)

6. Batman modestly doesn’t want to be Batman 24/7. Likewise, Blue doesn’t want to be Blue 24/7. Conversely, Sidda longs to be Batman, ALWAYS. A little Robin-treatment has goneth to her head me thinketh.

5. Batman is able to separate emotion from life. (Name one woman who can do that?)

4. Batman likes to play with his toys . . . ok, ya got me on that one, Robin, eerrr Sidda.

3. Batman is warm on the inside and cold on the outside . . . Sidda’s opposite. SSSHHHHHHHH

2. Batman is quick-witted when it comes to expressions like, “Holy Bat Shit”

1. BatMAN, NOT BatWOMAN; enough said!

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AuthorChat with Blue Stour & Anne Maxtom 1/30/14

If you look up the word rape in the dictionary, you’ll find something like a forced sexual encounter. However, what you won’t find are the ramifications—sometimes lifelong–from such a disgusting act. Oftentimes, the victim is forced to live a life of unnecessary embarrassment, shame, and even guilt.

For Author Anne Maxtom, she was forced into that category. The Indiana native was raped at 28 by a date.  After living with shame and hurt for fourteen years, she’s finally realizing that it wasn’t her fault. Strangely enough, it’s her first erotic-romance novel, Fire and Ashes, that she has to thank.

“When I started writing Fire and Ashes I had planned it to be a ‘fun’ read,” Maxtom noted. “The more I wrote, the more my past began to take shape and a flood gate opened. I actually told a dear friend about the rape before it made it onto the pages of Fire and Ashes.”

Her debut novel is about a woman, Norah Sinclair, overcoming issues that Maxtom has hurdled. Like the author, also, the main character hides from her pain.

“Norah hides behind her carefully constructed brick wall of hatred and fear,” the Indianapolis Colts (and Peyton Manning) lover explained about the novel. “Finn Asher is a controlling, loveable ass who takes a sledge hammer to the bricks and mortar of Norah’s existence.”

The telling of her own unfortunate tale through Norah has lifted a weight off of Maxtom’s shoulders. More determined than ever, the animal lover with three cats and a dog is releasing Fire and Ashes to amazon.com, March 21, 2014. The original idea for her debut book came about a year earlier, but she didn’t start putting pen to paper for another four months.

Unsurprisingly, F&A isn’t her first work. No one will ever read that book, unfortunately. As a 14-year-old Hoosier, she had the completed novel stolen when her family’s car was heisted from a church parking lot. The car was later found submerged in water.

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“I remember crying more over my lost work than the car,” the Maya Angelou fan added.  “I don’t think I have to say that the manuscript was lost, forever.”

Angelou’s expertise was brought up because Maxtom says the poet’s words have more-than inspired her.

“’Still I Rise’ a poem about overcoming the stigma of slavery and poverty but for me it has become my life poem,” Maxtom passionately pointed out. “I first read that poem at fourteen amidst a huge uncertainty and again after being raped fourteen years ago; it saved me!”

 

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,

You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

 

Maxtom is also working on a “complicated” love-triangle story, Cake, involving two women and a man. No matter how readers slice it, Maxtom plans to continue writing even after Cake is complete for at least two reasons. She’ll write as long as she has the opportunity to help others find their voice and share their story.

Don’t forget: Mark your calendars and look for Fire and Ashes, coming to amzon.com, March 21.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorannemaxtom                                                                                                                                           https://www.facebook.com/FireAndAshesByAnneMaxtom

Twitter:       @annemaxtom

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AuthorChat with Blue Stour & Jessica O’ Gorek 1/29/14

If you’ve been following AuthorChat, you’ll know that I happen to find it incredibly interesting to learn just how people became authors. In the case of Jessica O’Gorek, she faced five-possible career avenues in her childhood. As Jessica grew, she wasn’t forced to make the choice; life’s simple process of elimination made the choice for her.

Actress—geographically, she was nowhere near Hollywood

Model—too vertically challenged

Singer—“really hard to get into and make a career”

Dancer—“really hard to get into and make a career”

Author—BINGO  *ding, ding, ding*

Heavily influenced by the encouragement and praise of her father, author Barry Weinstock, O’Gorek completed her first novel at the age of thirteen, six years after she started writing poetry. She looks back today  and says how horrible it was, in her eyes. But, it was still a start. Her father, meanwhile, just raved and raved about his daughter’s work; writing in the next generation of the family had begun.

Today the divorced mother of a 14-year-old daughter has worked on adult fiction, erotica, and sci fi. In fact, her first series, Gemini Rising, was an adult paranormal romance . . . in the beginning. Because her daughter constantly wanted to read it so badly after a trio of books in the series were written, Jessica had to cut “tons of adult content.” Therefore, Gemini Rising is now categorized as Young Adult. Unsurprisingly, her daughter has been her biggest inspiration to keep writing.

Jess O Ethereal Rising

“Seeing my daughter continue to practice and write her own novels in hopes of following in my footsteps and carrying on our tradition,” O’Gorek pointed out about her biggest satisfaction from writing.  “Knowing that I have created an outlet for her and have shown her how fun writing can be is better than any verbal compliment.”

After interviewing O’Gorek, Young Adult seems to sound as if that’s the genre she will wind up comfortably writing. Going by her information and writing favorite, Stephanie Meyer, the genre seems to be a cinch. Also, it doesn’t hurt that Meyer wrote O’Gorek’s fictional husband, Edward Cullen.

In addition to Meyer being an amazing storyteller, Jessica says that the now-famous author of the Twilight series has “paved the way for the YA genre.” If Meyer, in fact, has paved the YA roads, O’Gorek hopes to spray paint the lane lines. Her goal in writing, now, is simply to launch more serious concepts in the Young Adult Genre.

Thus far, just one book has been published in her Gemini Rising Series, Ethereal Fury. However, she is currently writing the fourth book. So, expect more from this author, soon.

O’Gorek is offering the first seven chapters in book one, Ethereal Fury,(pictured above) free on Wattpad:

http://www.wattpad.com/21320013-gemini-rising-ethereal-fury-book-i-chapters-1-7

Other pages include,

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Gemini-Rising-Ethereal-Jessica- OGorek/dp/0925776254

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17738490-ethereal-fury

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeminiRising1

Blog: http://geminirising1.blogspot.com

Facebok: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-OGorek/306913389429972

We’ll be looking for those other books in the Gemini Rising series from Jessica. Also, don’t rule out seeing some red-hot erotica, another passion.

Not too shabby for the author who was once the little girl on recess chastising her classmates for killing a bug.

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Along w/THE Sidda Lee Rain, Blue is ½ of the erotic romance tag team champions of the WORRRRLLLLLDDDDDD!!!! :  http://www.amazon.com/Stranded-Third-GAME-TIME-SERIES-ebook/dp/B00I204UBK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1390940026&sr=8-2&keywords=blue+stour

AuthorChat with Blue Stour and Copper Sloane 1/28/14

Welcome to AuthorChat with Blue. Today’s guest is Toronto-native, Copper Sloane.

“…the only way the world will be a better place is if we stop allowing bad people to secretly do bad things.”                   — Copper Sloane

What do you–yeah you, reading this—consider the best thing about books? Probably, it’s the fact that reading can take you a world away.  Momentarily,at least,  you have the luxury of  enjoying an out-of-this-world experience.

As an eight-year old, Copper Sloane had visions of being the next astronaut to walk on the moon. Once he began learning what he called the politics of the business, he quickly altered his dreams. Today, he’s an astronaut of-a-different-sort; his words that are taking him a world away.

“After giving up on ever making it to space, I decided I wanted to be a comic book artist,” the University of Toronto English Literature major said. “At fifteen, I was reading a particular novel and decided from reading the very first page that an author is what I wanted to ultimately become.”

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After experimenting in some horror and science fiction, Sloane settled on a mixture of genres. Today, he’s mixing horror, sci fi, and literary fiction to create his own brand.

(C’mon! You had to know he’d have some sci-fi in him with his childhood dreams of walking on the moon.)

Currently, I Am Inevitable is available on Amazon. Listed a penny less than a single George Washington, the 17-year soccer player is also working on the follow-up. The next book in the series is slated for a late-February or early-March release.

Interestingly, the Stephen King admirer said he writes 4-6 hours during the day. However, he spends the rest of the day researching. As usual, his writing and research aren’t geared for reviews, he stressed. Instead, he wants readers to think about his themes.

In his theme-based writing, Sloane tackles controversial issues we deal with in society or see on the news, daily. His goal is for readers to look at the main character’s struggles. Violence, politics, and corruption are all problematic factors that Sloane wants to bring to surface. As for reviews, he realistically hopes readers look at his work “objectively.”

“I think it’s unfortunate that reader ratings can determine the course of a self-published author’s career,” the wide-ranging music listener, who was once compared to J.M. Coetzee–a Nobel Laureate–admitted. “Common reader reviews tend to be very opinionated, and aren’t usually written objectively. Too many readers write ‘This book is terrible’ without ever considering that their own personal preference may not jive with the preferences of another reader. I think readers who write reviews should be careful, and consider that if they try to pass their very strong opinion as fact, they might cause a reader who may well have enjoyed anyone’s book to give it a pass. Reviews should be handled with care. If you don’t like something, give the author very valid reasons why.”

As for a writing career, the author who likes “to paint vivid pictures with words,” wants only one thing. He wants to make the world a better place through his words.

There are several ways to contact Sloane through social media:

Facebook: Copper Sloane

Twitter: @coppersloane

Book series email: www.IAmInevitable.com

Tumbler: cu29.tumblr.com

Sincerely,

Blue Stour

Blue is 1/2 of the erotica romance tag team champions of the worrrrrlllllllllllllddddddddddddddddddd!!! w/THE Sidda Lee Rain. Their first book, “Stranded at Third,” was released yesterday, http://www.amazon.com/Stranded-Third-GAME-TIME-SERIES-ebook/dp/B00I204UBK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1390925380&sr=8-3&keywords=tranded+at+third

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AuthorChat . . . Another idea for AuthorChat…please comment????

What do you get when you can’t fall asleep, then wake up early, then nervously shower, and can’t stop thinking of only one thing?
Obviously, it’s book release day.
“Stranded at Third,” the first release in the Game Time Series–where sports and sex collide–was released early this morning. With the weather outside so nasty, what better time than NOW to pick up a book for uuummm $2.99 on amazon.com?

Heck, Blue’s always there for his friends, so I’ll even help you a little more; here’s a suggestion:
http://www.amazon.com/Stranded-Third-GAME-TIME-SERIES-ebook/dp/B00I204UBK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1390831449&sr=8-3&keywords=stranded+at+third

I’ll have another author interview on AuthorChat tomorrow. BUT, this gave me an idea. Would you like to read about books that are appearing, on their Debut Morning????

Sincerely,
b.s.