Monday, March 25, 2013

Welcome Julie Shelton

Welcome to my Reading Nook, Julie Shelton. Please make yourself at home and let my cabana boys/girls get you a drink.

Great.  I’ll have a mimosa.

Comfortable? Wonderful. Now let’s get started.
To get us started can you tell us a little about what you are working on or have coming out? 
I am currently working on Owning Sarah, the sequel to my first novel, Loving Sarah.  It further explores the developing relationship between Sarah, Jesse and Adam and includes, among other goodies, a car crash, an assault on a white power militia compound, a visit to a bondage club, a wedding and a collaring ceremony.  Oh, and sex.  Lots of hot, sheet-scorching, you’ll-need-a-fan-to-cool-you-down sex.  Did I mention the sex?
How would you describe yourself using only five words?
Funny, good listener, good friend 
If you could write a warning label for yourself as a person or an author, what would it say?
Tells it like it is.  But as amusingly as possible.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Coca Cola.  Can’t stop drinking the stuff.  Thought my life was over when they went with Coke II.
Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.
They’d probably be surprised to find out that I’m 70 years old.  I don’t think I write like a 70-year-old. 
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
England.  With a summer villa in Tuscany.
How do you get yourself in the mood to write?
Read or re-read a favorite book or author.
Can you share with us your typical writing day.  Is there anything you have to have while writing?
I don’t really have a typical day, as such.  I am an inveterate night owl, so I often find myself writing most of the night, then sleeping during the day.  I try to write at least something every day, and on those days that I feel inspired, I try to write as much as I can for as long as I can, often not even bothering to stop for meals. 
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Good grief.  How long a list do you want?  Okay, here are some, just as they come to mind, in absolutely no order of preference—Maya Banks, Lora Leigh, Lisa Marie Rice, Leah Brooke, Sophie Oak, Sydney Croft, Eden Bradley, Opal Carew, Cherise Sinclair, Kristen Ashley, Lauren Dane, Sarah McCarty, Cheyenne McCray, Qwillia Rain, Shayla Black, Angela Knight—can I stop now? 
What is in your To Read Pile that you are dying to start or upcoming release you can’t wait for?
Creed by Kristin Ashley, A Perfect Trifecta by Delilah Devlin, I Dream of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice, Tart by Lauren Dane, Command Performance by Annabel Joseph—can I stop now? 
Is there something special you do to celebrate when one of your books is released?
Since I’ve only ever had one book released, I don’t have any kind of ritual established.  And, actually, I didn’t do anything special for the release of Loving Sarah.  For the next one, however, I intend to treat myself to a steak dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.  Unless someone comes up with a better idea. 
Do you have a favorite TV show you can't miss?
Once Upon a Time, Falling Skies, Revolution, Person of Interest, Downton Abbey, Hawaii Five-O, Bunheads, Royal Pains 
If you could date any character from any book, who would it be and why-no it doesn't have to be from your books?
Either Jesse or Adam from Loving Sarah, Brody Brown from Lauren Dane’s Coming Undone, any of Lora Leigh’s SEALs or Elite Ops operatives, any of Lisa Marie Rice’s heroes, any of Cherise Sinclair’s Doms.
What is the strangest source of writing inspiration you’ve ever had?
A blue gown that appeared briefly in one minor scene in the movie Becket.  It inspired an entire medieval romance novel—I couldn’t write it down fast enough.
If your muse were to talk behind your back, what secrets would he/she tell?
That I am often lazy and undisciplined and would much rather veg out in front of the TV instead of putting my butt in the chair and getting on with business.
Anything else you want to add? 
Loving Sarah has received quite a few reader reviews (most of them 5 STARS) and one (so far) professional review—5 ANGELS from Fallen Angel Reviews.  At this time it can be purchased     

A Teaser from Loving Sarah

Eight years ago Jesse Colter fled his small town, leaving behind eighteen-year-old Sarah Marshall.  Now a retired Navy SEAL, he’s back and he wants only one thing—Sarah Marshall—preferably bound, naked and kneeling before him.
Sarah has never forgotten Jesse.  He’s been the object of all her sexual fantasies since she was fifteen, as well as the star of nightly dreams that have become increasingly erotic over the years.  So when he suddenly reappears in her life, she warily agrees to let him introduce her to his world—the world of BDSM.  When he also introduces her to his best friend, Adam Sinclair, Sarah faces the challenge of submitting to two powerful, Dominant men.
But Sarah has an even bigger problem.  A stalker.  Someone from her past who is determined to destroy any chance she has at happiness.  Can Adam and Jesse love and protect her?  Or will her world explode in betrayal and violence that will destroy them all?

Adam manipulated her slick, swollen pussy lips, sliding them back and forth until one of the frozen grapes popped from its dewy prison.  It sat, glistening lewdly, nestled between her sopping wet lips like some obscene sex organ. “Do not come,” he instructed quietly, working his tongue beneath the grape and sliding it all the way up her slit.  He flicked it rapidly across her frazzled clit before pulling the small fruit into his mouth and chewing noisily.
She was gasping like a beached fish, desperately trying to hold off her climax.
“Do not come,” he repeated, squeezing another grape free and looking at it for a long moment before taking it into his mouth.  “God, you taste delicious,” he murmured, sliding his tongue back and forth along the length of her slit, just barely touching that nerve-ridden nubbin of flesh that was the center of both her pleasure and her torment.  “Like sunshine and sweet, sweet cream.”
She lay there, shuddering and twitching as he tunneled his tongue into the depths of her
cunt, releasing two more grapes and sending her body spiraling up, up, up toward the orgasm that hovered so tantalizingly out of reach.  The orgasm she so desperately craved, yet knew she must not have.  The one she fought with every trembling muscle in her body.
Adam straightened, watching her entire body shudder helplessly as the orgasm retreated.  He reveled in the power her submission gave him.  Power to control, to direct, to manipulate.  Power to render her helpless against her body’s own dark needs even as he drove her to the ultimate in sexual pleasure.  “You do not have permission to come,” he reminded her as, one by one, he pulled more round red globes into his mouth.  He released her pussy lips and stood up to allow Jesse to take his place.
A sob heaved from her lungs as she frantically fought her body’s brutal need to climax.
Jesse spread her labia apart with his thumbs, revealing her entire slit from her clenching ass hole at the bottom to the portal of her vagina and her clit at the very top.  Her flesh was pink and swollen and dripping with the cream of her arousal.  By now the remaining grapes were held firmly in place within her vaginal walls.  Jesse rubbed his nose along her cleft, lapping his tongue at her dripping entrance, making her shudder and squirm.  Placing his palm over her mound, he pressed down.  “Push,” he said and a grape popped out onto his tongue.
He bit into the crisp flesh and was rewarded with a burst of tart sweetness that blended with Sarah’s own unique flavor, making it the most delicious treat he’d ever eaten.  He ate all the remaining grapes, taking his time to dig each one out, finger-fucking her, building her arousal to a fever pitch.  By the time he finished the last one, she was moaning and writhing and burning with the need to come.
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