Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hot Summer Nights Erotica Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Hot Summer Nights Erotica Blog Hop!

Summer is back! The heat is on and I am grooving to a new album called Crates Remix Fundamentals Vol 1. coming out this month by Jill Scott the Grammy winning poet. Full of R&B, club dance rhythms and pure motion, I can't help but feel like this summer is going to be smokin' hot. Joining us today are authors Shyla Colt and Rebecca Lyndon. I wanted to ask them some probing questions about what it means to be an author in the erotica genre. Stay tuned for some sizzling answers!

What are some of your favorite things about summer? Being a major book addict, I love ice cream (and all the things you can do with it!) and a hot read to make my nights fun and exciting. (When I am not out with the hubby or experimenting with ice cream that is!) Pair that up with some sexy music and that is all you need. 

Themed questions:

1. What is the sexiest thing you have ever done with ice cream? 

2. I love a great song that has sex appeal. What are some of your favorites?

I hope you enjoy the blog hop. There are over 100 erotica and naughty bloggers to visit, so make sure you get ready to start hopping! Enter to win by putting a comment in the comment portion below. Please leave your email address so you can be contacted if you are a winner!  You will be eligible for the grand prize book giveaway (including Shyla Colt's Lessons From the Professor), a $100 gift card to Eden's Fantasy and a collection of Rebecca Lyndon's books posted below as the prize from my blog. 

Shyla Colt joins us for the blog hop with her new book, Lessons From the Professor. She agreed to answer a few interview questions to let us warm up to her new summertime release!

 What is your favorite part about writing erotica?

I’d have to say the research, and no not “that” kind.  ;). Each
character has their own unique style, fetish, etc.  Sometimes it
requires research to get just right. For example, with Lessons from
the Professor, I spent a few weeks, reading books, and watching
documents to make sure my portrayal would come across as authentic.

 Who are some authors that have inspired you in your craft?

Dahlia Rose, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Laurel K. Hamilton, to name a few

 In Lessons From the Professor, you talk about the medical
profession. Were you ever in the field?

I’ve never worked in the medical field personally, but I have a number of friends who do.

 What are some of the challenges you face as an erotica author?

I would have to say keeping things fresh, and steamy. You have to make sure the romance fits the character without getting repetitive, which isn’t always the easiest thing to do.

 What are your current writing projects? 
I’m working on a Paranormal fiction, and my first Paranormal YA book.

Thanks Shyla for stopping in to visit with us on the blog hop!

Our next author has a spicy series of BDSM fantasies that have kept me up late on more than one occasion. Luscious and addictive, these novellas are ones you will want in your erotica collection. Rebecca Lyndon joins us today for a short interview:

 In your Masters of Mercy series, you write about the BDSM lifestyle. How did you find yourself interested in writing about bondage?

First, I’d like to say thank you to Erzabet for inviting me to come do this interview. I’m so happy to be here today.

Even though I’ve been interested in BDSM for most of my adult life, it actually took me while to decide to write about it. Not because of shame or anything as interesting as that, I’m afraid, but because I was busy writing other things.

I am a romance writer at heart. Love stories are my passion. It’s never much mattered to me what sub-genre. As long as there are two people falling in love, facing obstacles, and coming out on the other side better people because of each other, I’m usually on board, but for a long time I stuck to historical and paranormal romance.

One day over our weekly coffee session, a couple of friends, suggested that I try my hand at erotic romance. It was simple suggestion, but for some reason I had never thought of it. My mind immediately lit up. The BDSM theme was a natural choice for me. By the end of that day I had fully-formed ideas for three series. Something had caught me and wasn’t letting go. I loved it.

The theme of forbidden desires appears often in your work. How did you come up with the story line?

I’ve always been drawn to the idea of the forbidden. It brings up strong emotions in people--shame, fear, desire. The theater of BDSM makes a great backdrop for this kind of story. You can take this symbolic conflict inside a character and make it tangible. Fear and shame can literally be beaten into submission, forcing the characters to face who they are without those protective shields. That’s a journey that appeals to me both as a reader and a writer.

Using paranormal blended with BDSM has really crafted three super hot novellas. What are you planning next?

Ah, the fun part!

There will be more Masters of Mercy shorts coming out. All nine of the Masters will get their stories.

Also, the first in a longer series I’ve been working on coming out in July. The Acadian Curse tells the stories of a family of brothers who are cursed to transform into beasts that cannot hide of their true desires. I like to think of them as kinky Jekylls and Hydes. The first story, Bound By Desire, deals with the oldest brother, Grant, who has spent his life running from the curse until the day he meets a woman who embraces him for all that he is.

Who are some authors that have really inspired you in your work?

Going way back, I’d have to say Clive Barker and Anne Rice. Those two were probably the most important influences when I playing around with the idea of becoming a writer. Clive Barker’s prose is so dark and beautiful that it’s awe inspiring. And Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles were the first books I read that really pulled me into another fully-formed world. My style doesn’t run as dark as either of them now days.

I read all over the map--mostly genre fiction with a sprinkling of history, mythology, biographies. It doesn’t matter who I’m reading. There’s always something there to be learned.

Though if you want a good erotic recommendation, try Lisa Alder or Delilah Claire. Full disclosure: they’re two good friends of mine, but, man, they can write. Lisa Alder is a master storyteller, and the quality of Delilah Claire’s writing will blow you away.

Name an erotic movie or book that just melts you where you stand.

These days anything with Chris Hemsworth does the trick.

But I’d have to say The Piano. That movie proved without a doubt that sexy has nothing to do with traditional attractiveness.

Thanks Rebecca for stopping by to talk with us about the Masters of Mercy series. I know I will be watching for the next installment. Fill out a comment with your email below to have a chance at winning the three books in the series so far.


Every comment added gives you a chance to win a gift card for fun and sexy toys from Eden Fantasys. 

You could also win this incredible e-book prize pack of over 40 books! Talk about some steamy summer nights!

Still in the mood for a party? There are over 100 stops on the blog tour, so pick a blog from the linky list and have some fun! Don't forget to sign up to follow by email so you can follow author interviews and giveaways!


  1. Great interview, Ms. Lyndon! And I love your books.I can't wait to read "The Acadian Curse." Thanks, Erzabet, for inviting such fun writers to the blog.

  2. Great interview! And oh the possibilities with $100 to spend! ;)

  3. Doing anything with ice cream besides eating it is a crime to me! ;-). I like Josh Turner's Why Don't We Just Dance. It's not super sexy, but I like the sentiment that one should turn off the tv and focus on being with each other.


  4. Wonderful interview! So glad to find your blog. Looking forward to exploring all the great books on your site.

  5. Love the interviews with Ms. Colt and Ms. Lyndon. There are two songs I think are sexy with great beats...Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing and Jason Mraz's Butterfly. Marvin's is in your face (no pun intended) and Jason's is wickedly sly. Thanks for the giveway.

  6. love both interview Erzabeth and I just followed you ;) mmmmm...there's so much fun you can have with ice cream, like lick

  7. Great interview! I try to eat the ice cream but there are many ways and surfaces to do that!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  8. Love it! Gorgeous site by the way!

  9. Great interview...I love my ice cream so I am not doing anything kinky except eating it.

  10. Great interview! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  11. 1. What is the sexiest thing you have ever done with ice cream?

    Well - I saw it on a *cough* movie about sharing ice cream through a kiss. I tried it. Not so sexy. I think it had to be one of those hard ice cream balls the Japanese eat.

    2. I love a great song that has sex appeal. What are some of your favorites?

    I like listening to Closer by NIN

    lacrimsonfemme at gmail dot com

  12. My husband likes to eat ice cream off of my stomach and *cough* other areas. It's sticky but worth it ;)


  13. Ice cream and a hot tongue can be so much fun.


  14. Great interview! Thank you for the chance to win.


  15. One of my favorite sexy songs is "Black, Black, Heart". I like the beat and dark feel to it.


  16. Let's see, sexiest thing with ice cream. I suppose eating it doesn't count? I swear I licked it sexily! LOL. Not entering, just stopping by. Thanks Erzabet!

  17. Great interviews. Thanks for the chance to win. The sexiest thing I've done with ice cream is let it melt a little bit and then dribble it down my neck. Hubby then cleans me up.

    jlhmass at yahoo dot com

  18. Love the interviews. Thanks for sharing! And I will take any song by Maroon 5 because Adam Levine does it for me.

  19. Awesome interviews, enjoyed what both authors had to say. I'll be adding any of the Masters of Mercy stories to my TBR list, just what I like to read ;)


  20. Closer by NIN, Rock Me Tonight by Billy Squier, The Allnighter by Glenn Frey, Trip Like I Do by The Crystal Method.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  21. Just hopping through. Thanks.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  22. Thanks so much for the contest!!!
    great interview!


  23. I am happy that this blog hop has introduced me to so many great new sites such as yours. I am new to this genre so your interviews were interesting & informative. I want to read more from the authors. No great stories about ice cream. Love homemade vanilla by the way.
    Great love song? "When a man loves a woman". I think it is one of the best & was certainly the first to come to mind. landrybreaux@yahoo.com

  24. Never did anything sexy with ice cream. Never really wanted to. Just got Started Loving You by James Otto & Just to be Your Man by Josh Taylor have great sex appeal


  25. Thanks for the giveaway. This is my first visit to your blog...which is one of the great things about hops!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  26. Wonderful interview. I really like your blog and I'm looking forward to coming back.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  27. Thanks for the chance!

    Email: sexysweepstakes AT gmail DOT com

  28. Thanks for the great interview, I am not a big ice cream fan so I haven't done much with it. Music really depends sometime I like slow and sexy sometime fast and hard.

  29. Thanks for the giveaway! All these books look really good.


  30. I am not really a big ice cream fan, only eat it a few times a year. But a band that I love and think has a sexy beat is Metallica. The music and the lead singers rough voice is very sexy.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  31. Good interviews, especially who inspires them! Thanks for doing an awesome hop!

  32. I don't eat a lot of ice cream so I've not done anything fun with it. Nickleback has several sexy songs, All I Want is You by U2 is a fav., Trace Atkins has a sexy voice, and Kiss You All Over by Exile is an old favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Sexy song wise...Janet Jackson's Anytime, Anyplace is still fantastic. As well as Come Over by Jennifer Lopez.

    isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

  34. Paranormal and BDSM? How on earth did I miss that!?

    A song with sex appeal, for me a lot of it has to do with the voice of the person and right now I love Alex Clares voice. So very sexy.


  35. I have enjoyed the use of ice cream before, but the sticky cleanup after wasn't quite worth it. It is way sexier to read about. Something about Jimi Hendrix turns me on. (The songs and the voice)


  36. Very nice interview. I like to eat ice cream.


  37. Im not a big fan of ice cream. Once in awhile its okay. As for songs, i like Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing. Thanks for sharing and for the fun hop! And thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  38. This one looks good. Thanks for the giveaway.


  39. I like eating ice cream off a body, my DH body. But he's kind of hairy. So it's easier for him to lick it off of mine. :)

    I like listening to Enigma when having sex. Something about it is just so sexy.

    lacrimsonfemme at gmail fullstop com

  40. What a great post thank you for sharing and for the great giveaways!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net


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