Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Another Behind the Story with KD Grace

Hello All!

In case you missed it, I wanted to do a short post here to let you know I blogged more about my inspiration for For Her Pleasure last week over at KD Grace's place. Particularly, I delve into how I came up with the voice for Mistress. I hope you'll pop over and have a peek here.



Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Welcome KD Grace

Hello lovely readers!

I have such a treat for you today! I hope you'll join me in welcoming the wonderfully talented KD Grace to my blog!!! *cue applause* ;) 

Like me, KD is originally Canadian, unlike me from the west coast, and she now calls the UK home. I first heard of KD through her hot short fiction contributions to Mischief Books and Xcite Books anthologies. Through Facebook I was delighted to find out that aside from being a talented purveyor of smut, she's also just a really sweet person. You can read more about her bio at the end of this post, but for now I invite you to sit back and enjoy while I talk to KD about her exciting new book, Kinky Boots!

KD: Thanks so much for having me over, Kyoko. It’s such a pleasure to be here and to be interviewed by you. 

KC: The pleasure is all mine, KD! So tell us, how did you start writing erotic fiction? Did you try any other genres? Do you write any other genres now? 

KD: I’ve always been able to write sex scenes and love scenes well, even back in the day when I was struggling to find someone to look at my non-erotic work. One day I bought a copy of the now-defunct UK magazine, ‘Scarlet,’ which was a sexy mag for women. It had a section called ‘Cliterature,’ which accepted submissions from erotic writers. I thought to myself, I could do that. I sent a story. They took it! Not only did they take it, but they sent me a cheque! Up until that point the only thing any place I’d ever submitted to sent me was a rejection letter, and usually a form letter at that! I liked the cheque MUCH better. I published several short stories with them, before being introduced to Adam Nevill, who was then the editor for Black Lace. I had several stories published with Black Lace before they went out of business the first time, then Xcite Books published The Initiation of Ms Holly and I’ve never looked back.

   KC: I can definitely relate to your story! My own has some striking similarities - I have much to thank Adam for myself.

   KD: It wasn’t my intention to stay in erotica, but I found I just had too much fun, so I’m still writing it. However, I am working in several other genres at the moment, including romance, and I’m working on a burlesque play in collaboration with the very talented Moorita Encantada, who is a burlesque performer, artist and entrepreneur in London. Definitely outside of my comfort zone, but great fun!

   KC: Wow! That sounds like a lot of fun! I have so much respect and admiration for an artist ... and really anybody... who is willing to take risks on something different and/or outside her comfort zone. Life can be so much fun when you take calculated risks! I wish you lots of luck with your burlesque play. So, tell us how the magic happens! Where do you write? How do you get inspiration?

KD: I have a room upstairs that was supposed to be my writing room, but I didn’t like it. I couldn’t see out the window. I need to see out the window when I write. So I write in a ratty black leather recliner in the back of the living room or at the dining room table. My end of the table is avalanching with books and papers and mags and all sorts of writerly stuff that has to be quickly stuffed away when we have guests.

   As for inspiration, for The Initiation of Ms Holly, I got it from being trapped in the Eurostar tunnel beneath the channel. The Lakeland Heatwave trilogy was inspired by being caught in a heavy mist on a mountain walk in the English Lake District. Kinky Boots was inspired by a walk around the Shoreditch area of London which had a large number of really quirky shoe stores. Basically inspiration can come from anything for me, and I never know when or where I’ll get the next idea.

   KC: Kinky Boots is a paranormal erotic romance. Have you written paranormal before? How do you feel about the subgenre?

KD: Yes. My Lakeland Heatwave trilogy is paranormal erotic romance. Though I’m just as happy writing contemporary erotic romance, I really love writing paranormal too. I think the reason is that sex and romance are such magical topics anyway. Don’t we all feel like we’re experiencing magic when we’re having great sex or when we’re in love? Also there’s just something really fun about a world where everything is possible. I don’t do vampires or werewolves. Lots of other people do them way better than I ever could, but I love witches, demons and ghosts. Oh, and succubi.

   KC: I loved reading on your site about how you came up with the story for Kinky Boots. It had a lot to do with the location, Shoreditch. Does setting often play a role in how a story evolves for you?

Shoreditch Town Hall
KD: Very much so! In fact, I can’t think of any story I’ve written that isn’t very location-centric. The Lakeland Heatwave trilogy could have never been written about anywhere else and Kinky Boots would have never had that sense of quirkiness if I hadn’t taken that walk in Shoreditch. I love reading novels in which I’m pulled in by the place and want to just settle in with the characters and stay. And it’s easiest to write about places I know and love. Each time I write, it’s almost like I get to go there again in my head.

   KC: Eleanor is an interesting character, seeing as how she’s not of this world! How did you come up with her voice? Did you have a difficult time imagining her motivation?

KD: I’ve always loved toying with the idea of two beings living in the same body, and when I created Eleanor my focus was on what it would be like to be such a vivacious sensual being, but have no flesh with which to experience all the pleasures that having a body afford us. Keeping that in mind as I wrote her made it easier. The first time I was in Eleanor’s head, what I didn’t expect was how careful she would be with Jill because of her reverence for flesh, for what it means to be able to fully interact with the world through a body. Also, I hadn’t actually realised just how much she cared for Finn and just how lonely she was. Those were all things that sort of unfolded as I wrote her.

   KC: What about writing the same character from different points of view? Eleanor shows up in both Finn and Jill. She is the same character and yet part of two different people. Did you try to be really consistent with the character or did you try to make her slightly different to reflect the body she inhabits?

KD: Ultimately Eleanor is female, so she’s never really keen about sharing Finn’s body or Meinrad’s. In fact the whole reason she possesses Jill is so she can enjoy Finn’s body sexually. She was never really more than a temporary visitor in Finn’s body, and her arrangement with the Sole Alliance was sort of like staying in a different hotel room every night. It was never really a home for her. So, no. Eleanor was always Eleanor, along for the ride. But she was able to be much more herself when she inhabited Jill’s body.

   KC:  Do you have a favourite pair of sexy boots? Shall I ask if your inner sex demon comes out when you wear them?? ;)

KD's 'move-your-arse' boots!
KD: Ha! My favourite boots aren’t very sexy at all. They’re my walking boots, and they’ve walked clear across England with me from Coast to Coast two years ago. The demon that comes out in those boots is more a ‘move-your-arse-you’ve-still-got-five-more-miles-to-walk’ demon. Though she might have just inspired a little lovin’ al fresco on occasion ;-)

   KC: What was the first sexy or erotic book you ever read?

KD: Anais Nin’s Delta of Venus
   KC: What’s your all-time favourite book, sexy or otherwise?


Sexy: Charlotte Stein’s Control
Romance: Nora Roberts The Black Hills
Other: Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Mists of Avalon

   KC: Can you tell us what you’re working on at the moment?

KD: I’m working on the burlesque play I mentioned earlier, which I hope to have finished shortly, and then I’ll be writing The Exhibition, which is the third romance novel in Grace Marshall’s Executive Decisions trilogy. Very excited to get going on that!

KC: That all sounds very exciting! I am once again lamenting not being in the UK to experience the premiere of what is no doubt bound to be a fun show! I'll look forward to further details on all of your projects. Thank you so much for talking to me today, KD. 

KD: Thanks so much for having me over, Kyoko. Very much a pleasure to be your guest and have such a fun chat with you.

Passion is the journey, love is the destination.

After a sizzling encounter in Demon Heels, a quirky all-night shoe store, with the store’s hot owner, Finn Masters, Jill Hart walks away in the most gorgeous boots she’s ever seen.Her new boots come with an unexpected bonus, a sexy demon named Eleanor, who’s looking for a good time. All she lacks is a body, and Jill’s will do nicely.

Jill quits her dead-end job and, not knowing what’s come over her, unwittingly participates in something she’s never done before. But it’s Finn’s job to prevent Eleanor’s misbehaving while in possession of Jill – he’ll have to ride shotgun and do damage control until Eleanor moves out at the next full moon.

But with Eleanor in residence, Jill’s bolder, sexier, willing to take risks. Will the maddeningly magical ménage make Jill’s dreams come true, or will it break her heart?

Buy Kinky Boots Here
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About K D Grace

K D Grace believes Freud was right. In the end, it really IS all about sex, well sex and love. And nobody’s happier about that than she, cuz otherwise, what would she write about?
When she’s not writing, K D is veg gardening or walking. She walks her stories, and she’s serious about it. She and her husband recently walked the Coast to Coast rout across England. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots.
K D has erotica published with Xcite Books, Harper Collins Mischief Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Erotic Review, Ravenous Romance, Sweetmeats Press and others.
K D’s critically acclaimed erotic romance novels include, The Initiation of Ms Holly, The Pet Shop. Her paranormal erotic novel, Body Temperature and Rising, the first book of her Lakeland Heatwave trilogy, was listed as honorable mention on Violet Blue’s Top 12 Sex Books for 2011. Books two and three, Riding the Ether, and Elemental Fire, are now also available.
K D Grace also writes hot romance as Grace Marshall. An Executive Decision, Identity Crisis, books one and two of her Executive Decisions Trilogy are now available. 

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Monday, March 11, 2013

FHP Blog Tour Recap

Hello everyone!

This week of blog stops has wrapped up for the time being. I hope you enjoyed it! In case you missed any posts and want to have a peek, here are the stops I made chronologically and highlighting what I was blogging about.

March 4th - Femdom
March 5th - An interview
March 6th - Premature Ejaculation Kink
March 7th - Erotic Humiliation 
March 8th - Sexy Shame

Do you want more? Oh, you naughty, eager thing! Fear not, there is more coming! There will be another behind the scenes peek with the wonderful, wildly popular and hugely successful Ms KD Grace, as well as a no holds barred interview with my new Aussie BFF and sexy writer of naughty tales featuring randy male strippers, Ms Lillian Grant, over at Love Lust and Laptops

So stay tuned! Details of those juicy tidbits to follow later in the month.

Cheers, friends!




Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Hello friends!
Confessing things can be scary but also fun. I have a little confession for you. Recently I have been sort of obsessed with the idea of reading my work for an audience. Gah! For a relatively shy person with a fear of public speaking and who only uses the words “cock” and “pussy” in her head and on the page but rarely aloud and never for more than one person, this is a nervous breakdown inducing thought indeed! And yet, there it is. The thought won’t leave me alone.

I tell you this only to explain why, the other day, I was reading over this portion of For Her Pleasure, when Mistress has Paul submit to an inspection:

This was different. To be standing in front of her, on display, to have to simply show himself, well, the defenselessness of such an act made him shake a little.
            He dropped the towel. And held his breath.
            ‘Aww,’ she said. ‘It’s cute!’
            Hot licks of bright, burning shame turned his face into a beet as he looked down at his half hard flesh. In truth he knew he was average. An average-sized cock for an average man. But to hear her say that! He watched in amazement as his cock rose steadily.
            ‘Aw, and look! It gets hard. Just like a regular-sized cock.’
            ‘Mistress!’ he gasped. But she went on.
‘Except it’s teeny! That’s so adorable.’ She looked up at him. ‘So let’s see. It’s teeny. It spurts too fast. We’ll have to think of something it is good for, won’t we, love?’

After I read that I thought, something about that sounds familiar. Very familiar! Goodness, I thought. Have I unintentionally plagiarized something? Why do I feel as though the basis of that is something very recognizable???

It niggled away at the back of my brain off and on for a while until I was in the shower when it suddenly came to me! 

My poor mouth can't say that. No Sir.
My poor mouth is much too slow, sir.

Well then...bring your mouth this way.
I'll find it something it can say.

Do you recognize it? Like so many little kids I loved the cadence and lyricism of the author’s words and this is one of my favourites. I read it over and over. Fox in Socks. Oh my god, I ripped off Dr. Seuss!

I’m kidding of course, I don’t think you’d quite describe this as plagiarism. More just the echo in my head of an early favourite. But leave it to me to make something filthy out of Seuss… What’s next? Fox with Cocks? Go Pussy Go? ‘I would not blow you here or there, I would not fuck you anywhere!’ Oh, who are we kidding… yes I would!