Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bella Swann shares "The Claiming of Angelica the SuperNatural Sleuth"...

Bella Swann 

Shares with me: "The Claiming of Angelica, the SuperNatural Sleuth" 'Her Erotic Adventures in the Kaiju Kingdom'

I've noticed that many have pet peeves about erotica. I'm not one of them. I in fact will read anything, that is just how much I love to read: which is why I felt I could be a critic with a blog about books. I'm open minded and love to read. 

Sorry, I know I often share a bit of me as I write as well. But that's what makes life interesting. Reading, learning and sharing....

Bella Swann is an excellent writer, her words are sensual to say the least. And I won't lie, she managed to awaken my insides rather quickly, and often. Her main character Angelica in my eyes, is extraordinarily beautiful. In real life, it takes contact lenses to have violet eyes. This lovely lady had them, and a body to die for. She is spirited, and just amazing. 

Angelica (after researching Bella and the character of Angelica) is a heroine who continuously goes out to help others, and she does this through sex, BDSM, and pain. She isn't afraid to use her body for this, because it pleases her, and in the end it is a much needed satisfaction and pleasure that she truly needed to feel like none other. 

There are many books out about Angelica, as you can tell. I don't know if they need to be read in any particular order. But when I read this one, I was pleased, and intend to seek out the rest of them. I would like to read more, and continue seeing how Angelica solves more problems. I think you should too. Who knew solving problems could be so... Sexual. (Big smile!) 

I give this book five stars and look forward to hearing more from Angelica and Bella in the near future. Hopefully in my inbox too! 

Here are my questions for Bella:

What made you decide to write this book?
I love watching science fiction and fantasy movies and always have been fascinated by the human-monster relationships that developed in them. The curse of an erotica writer who specializes in writing about kinky monster sex and BDSM is always to imagine how humans would have sex with these monsters in order to conquer or be conquered sexually by them. This book, The Claiming of Angelica, the Supernatural Sleuth: Her Erotic Adventures in the Kaiju Kingdom was inspired by the movie Pacific Rim as well as the Godzilla movies. I simply imagined how Angelica’s complete sexual submission to the Kaiju could prevent an apocalypse.
Are any of the characters derived from people you know?
No. As a supernatural sleuth, however, Angelica is my erotic homage to Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and Tomb Raider. She’s a beautiful woman with a lot of spunk – if you know what I mean ;-)
 Are you considering writing more books?
Absolutely. I love writing erotica as much as I enjoy reading it. So far, I have written three books about Angelica, the Supernatural Sleuth who is one of my favourite characters. In the past, she has gone off on all sorts of erotic adventures including a haunted house (Her Erotic Adventures in the Haunted House on the Hill) and the dangerous Elysian jungle (Her Erotic Adventures in the Dangerous Elysian Jungle). I will soon send her off to explore the North Pole where she will encounter some randy elves and reindeer and a few other horny creatures.
How long did it take you to write this book?
It took a few weeks to plot out the storyline and then do the writing and editing of the story. I have to try to squeeze writing in while working a full-time day job. Sometimes, I am simply too tired to write so I just plot out ideas of what I will write when I have the time.
How many books have you written all together?
So far, I have written 14 books in a few different series. I have a series of some innocent angels who fall into sin called the Angels of the Light series. I have a series of erotic fairy tales called Twisted Fairy Tales for the Sexually Adventurous. I have a Super Heroines in Erotic Bondage and a Warrior Women of Chrysalis series. The series featuring Angelica, the Supernatural Sleuth is called The Sexual Misadventures of Angelica, the Surprisingly Submissive Supernatural Sleuth. My newest series is Submissive Mermaids of Avalon in Erotic Captivity.
 What advice would you offer to someone considering or trying to become an aspiring writer?
I would say that you have to have faith in yourself and a thick skin because there will always be people who do not like what you have written and you must not take their criticism to heart. I think you need to also read other people’s stories whether or not they are the same genre that you write in. You can always find inspiration where you least expect it. Finally, if you have great ideas but poor grammatical skills, you need to get an editor or proof reader. Your books are your brand and you do not want to damage your brand with poor writing. If you cannot afford a professional, then go to the English Department at a nearby community college or university and see if you can hire a graduate student to edit your work.
What are your future goals?
I would like to keep writing erotica. I am working on an erotic version of the Cinderella story right now. I also have some ideas about a new vampire series as well as doing erotic interpretations of Greek myths that I would like to write in the future.
Are you currently on a book tour?
Alas, no. I just have to hope that as more and more people buy my books, that word-of-mouth will lead to increased sales instead.
What are your hobbies?
I love reading, and watching movies and TV in all genres. I am currently addicted to Border Security: Canada’s Front Line, Criminal Minds, Stalker, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, and The Mindy Project.
Who are all your favorite writers?
George Orwell, Margaret Atwood, Mercedes Lackey, Beverly Connor, Tanya Huff, Patricia Briggs, John Sandford, and David Eddings.
Have you ever had writer’s block?
I do sometimes get writer's block. This usually happens when a character refuses to act in the way I want him or her to do. It's frustrating because I want to write a scene in a certain way and the character won't let me. When that happens, I stop writing and go away from my computer a while. I think about the story, the specific scene I'm working on, and my character's personality and motivations. Then I go back and sometimes re-write parts of earlier scenes to give my character the personality or motivation he or she needs to act the way I want him or her to act. However, sometimes, I simply change my ideas about what will happen in the scene and write my character according to his or her whims. That tends to solve the problem of writer's block.
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Anything that you’d like to add?
My stories are full of explicit and creative fantasies, BDSM, dubious consent, monster sex, pleasurable humiliation, and lots of other fun and sexy kinks. Because erotica writers often push boundaries, some of my books are not available on all sites. If your favourite book seller does not have one of my books, please keep looking on other sites until you find it. Thanks for spending your hard-earned money on my work. I will do my best to give you with lots and lots of happy endings ;-)  


"Outsourced" by Eric J. Gates


By Eric J. Gates

Within this book, are characters who want into your mind.... They want you to read them, because apparently the more you read.... You seem drawn in, almost like you're right there. You think I'm joking? Pick up this book yourself. You'll see.

Nic Stiles is a famous Author, (now as I'm reading this book and the name I'm picturing Rick Castle- sorry it couldn't be helped at first, I watch too much TV maybe.) and Nic has a fan that sends him something. But this fan, low and behold is not just an ordinary person. And this fan isn't like "Misery" from Stephen King either. Nope. This one? Ready? This one is an assassin. Ok now what would an assassin send someone in the mail you wonder... Um... And then... And then want back. Yeah; I said want back. You're wrinkling your forehead aren't you? Please tell me you now are even the slightest bit curious?! I was. I couldn't put the book down. I had to know.

This book is spell binding, and you will be left wanting more, because you won't understand at one minute, and than the next, you'll be like...ready to jump in and want to get involved. It almost made me wonder; hmmm... Has Mr. Gates had this happen to him, and wrote from experience? Because this is very realistically written; I could visualize it clearly and think it would make a tremendously entertaining movie! One that would keep everyone on the edge of their seats!

I will say this, however; I did learn a quite bit more then what I usually do when reading. Obviously Mr. Gates either researched, or is quite a bit full of knowledge whence referencing spies, assassins and criminals and naturally writers. He speaks very well and openly of materials, and diagnostics, and chemicals, everything. I mean it's very detail oriented, which makes it something worth reading because you're learning at the same time. I mean if you read; and absorb and take in what you read and learn from it. Most of us; for that I'm certain-do. I just was enthralled. It was like nothing I've ever read before, and I do hope to experience more of his work in the near future! 

**People have been complaining I reveal too much details about books in my blog, thus I've decided to try cutting back on blowing endings and everything. If you disagree with this, let me know, but it has been brought to my attention as a complaint, so I did this entry differently!**

I give this book five stars. When I read it alloud each night before bed to my husband, he enjoyed it greatly, he too agrees it is a five star book. 

Here are my questions for Mr. Gates:

1. How did you come up with this story?

I love challenges and am also fascinated by the advances made in science. Many years ago I started to follow the developments in Quantum Mechanics, a really strange ‘branch’ of science where normal rules don’t seem to apply. I began to wonder back then if it would be possible to develop a good thriller story based on some of these weird concepts. Fate (Destiny?) threw a few titbits my way when I learnt about part of the traditional Buddhist mythology dealing with destiny and the two concepts just clicked. However, I have not sacrificed my usual fast-paced suspense thriller style to the science. It’s an integral part of the story and easily understood.

2. Are any of the characters based on people you know?

I have modeled a couple of characters on people I’ve met, but this time, most were born in the dark recesses of my mind. The Intelligence agency computer systems I mention, however, as well as the use of Micro Air Vehicles are very real. 

3. Which of the characters is your favorite?

Hard to say. On the one hand the hyped-up craziness of conspiracy nut Phil Beasley was fun to write, yet the hard-nosed female agent, Bridget Mason, had its attractions too.

4. How long did it take you to write this?

The preparation took by far the longest, almost two years surprisingly, mainly because of the research I had to perform. Once the planning of the novel was ready, using my bespoke method of defining the end first, the actual writing to produce a first draft took a little over three months of very long seven-day weeks

5. How long have you been writing all together?

I started writing over forty years ago, mainly short stories and a novel thankfully buried in a box at the back of a filing cabinet. Life then intervened and although I did use many of my ‘dead’ moments during my constant International traveling to pen a tale or three, I’ve only been writing full-time now for the last eight years.

6. What is your advice to anyone wanting or seeking a career as a writer?

Writing is a business as well as a craft and it’s important to learn both sides of the coin. Both are complex processes to dominate and I’ve tried to help newer writers by writing my ‘How NOT to be an ASPIRING Writer’ book where I look at the writing process (from start to finish)and how it is evolving both from a practical and humorous point of view. I tried to cram as many tricks and tips which I know to work into that volume as I could, as well as to make it fun to read. That’s one source new writers could use, but one of the greatest aids is seeking out writer communities. Many are willing to help fellow writers with tons of useful advice based on real experience.  

7. Whom is your ultimate favorite author?

I read extensively and have eclectic tastes so it is difficult to single out just one writer above all the great ones I follow.  I am particularly fond of thriller novels and these have experienced a significant evolution over the years. What was state-of-the-art thirty years ago now seem staid, so it would be unfair to cite Ian Fleming or John Gardner in the same breath as Tom Clancy or Frederick Forsyth. Each is a master of their particular sub-genre at a specific moment in time. 

8. What all hobbies do you have?

Writing obviously. Although it is also my profession, if I didn’t enjoy doing it, I would not continue. I am also an avid reader. I love the movies too. In fact, if I started to list all the stuff I am interested in, I’ll wonder where I get the time to write!

9. Do you have plans on another book?

Oh yes!  ‘Outsourced’ is my eighth book (seventh novel) and the next one is already half-written; it’s book four of ‘the CULL’ series. Then I have two more novels researched, planned and ready to go after that. And, I’m sure a few more ideas will occur to me as the days go by…

10. Are you on book tour, or planning on a book tour?

No. Physical book tours are logistically difficult for me given I live outside my target English-speaking markets. Virtual book tours are something I’ve looked into but for the moment have not undertaken.

11. What else have you written?

I have one on-going seriesthe CULL, which follows the adventures of Katie Lindon and Amy Bree, two female Federal Agents who work for an elite intelligence unit and take on ‘strange’ cases where they bring their out-of-the-box approach to resolving the mysteries they encounter. The series started as a re-examination of vampire lore, which far predates ‘Dracula’ and Vlad the Impaler, and, although I’ve tried to stick to documented ancient history, I have brought the tale into the Twenty-first Century with bio-genetics and some sophisticated artificial intelligence surveillance systems.

Then there isLeaving Shadows, a spy thriller about an company called Charlie Allsop Consulting Services which is staffed by ex-Special Forces operatives and goes about recovering kidnap victims. I say a spy thriller, which may seem odd, because their client is the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in this story which is the first in another series. The second novel, provisionally titles ‘Chasing Shadows’, will be out next year.

After that I have Full Disclosurewhere a dying Southern Texas township is isolated and subjected to an unusual experiment whilst rogue factions of the military stage an assassination attempt against the President back in D.C. This novel features two covert assassins, one who works deep-cover missions for the US; the other is an ex-member of a secret British Ministry of Defence agency, now working freelance. Many readers have asked for more of these two, codenamed Kris and Snow, so I have a future project where they will be back!

Finally there is 2012’, a novel I wrote back in 2006, which is my own take on the end-of-the-World scenario cited for that year and features a plot by an extremist group to bring about the destruction of civilization using ancient artefacts discovered in the Giza pyramids. The daughter of an MIT robotics engineer and a burnt-out, ex-special forces soldier who has lost everything, team up to try to prevent worldwide destruction against a backdrop of a war between the US and China over oil.

All the novels have one thing in common: they are page-turners that will grab you from the first paragraphs and you’ll find your food and drinkgoing cold as the stories race to their conclusions. People have even forgotten to collect their kids from school when they’ve been reading my thrillers (real case), so be warned!  

12. Where all can we follow you on social media?

Author Website:
Blog:  (author guests)

13. Please list all ways to buy your books including this one:

This is a direct global Amazon link to my latest ‘Outsourced’:

You can find links for all the others either on my website (extracts too) or via my Amazon Author page.

14. Anything you would like to add?

Two things. First to thank Deneale for the opportunity for this interview. Second, to all the readers out there, please remember all writers put substantial time and effort into providing you with entertainment in the form of their novels. All we ask in return is that you take five extra minutes when you have finished reading the books to leave a review so we can see what you thought about our work. You have no idea how much this is appreciated by the authors.

Brief Bio of Eric J. Gates:

Eric J. Gates has had a curious life filled with the stuff of thriller novels. Writing Operating Systems for Supercomputers, cracking cryptographic codes under extreme pressure using only paper and pen and teaching cyberwarfare to spies are just a few of the moments he’s willing to recall publicly. He is an ex-International Consultant who has travelled extensively worldwide, speaks several languages, and has had articles and papers published in technical magazines in six different countries, as well as radio and TV spots. His specialty, Information Technology Security, has brought him into contact with the Military and Intelligence communities on numerous occasions. He is also an expert martial artist, holding 14 black belt degrees in distinct disciplines. He has taught his skills to Police and Military personnel, as well as to the public. He now writes thriller novels, drawing on his experiences with the confidential and secret worlds that surround us.