Friday, March 2, 2007

Interview Time!! Dana Littlejohn is with me today!!

Good Morning Purrfectly wonderful friends... Today feel like a purring friday to me! How about you? It is a decadent friday and you know me I am always up for a bit of decadence:)
Lucky for us today we have Dana Littlejohn in the interview chair to tell us all about her and her books. Now every one grab a cup of coffee and drop a dove chocolate in it to melt..Yummmm! Read Dana's interview and leave us a few comments!
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Dahlia: Hey Dana another Brooklyn girl! J Welcome to my blog! Could you tell us more about how you got started in writing?
Dana: Sure! I was waking up in the middle of the night driving my husband crazy with the craziness I was dreaming. He suggested that I write it down because if I was going crazy he did not want to go with me. LOL True story and since I always liked writing I took his advice.

2: Dahlia: What is your muse for your books Dana?
Dana: My muse, hmm…I don’t think I have really pinpointed her. I usually work a story by asking myself the ‘what if’ questions. Someone either gives a topic or I come up with a topic and stuff like, what if it wasn’t normally like this, but like that.

3: Dahlia: The House is your most recent release. What is it about and where can readers find it?”
Dana: The House is about a woman named Diamond Jones. She was always shy and led a sheltered life; her only outlet was her friend Tia. Tia had enough guts for the both of them. Together they go to a spa and meet two women that invite them to what they think is a house party and going there changes both their lives.

4: Dahlia: What other books do you have available for all of us?
Dana: The Yin/Yang Effect is a full length novel that is doing well and getting great reviews and so are my two short stories, Zorro who? and He had Holly for Christmas all out at Ocean’s Mist Press. I have a Valentine story out, The Lover’s Brew, at Amira Press and another full length novel at Mardi Gras Publishing, Behind the Wings. It has just gotten its first review and it was good, also.

7: Dahlia: If there was one place in the world you could visit where would it be and why?
Dana: Ever since I was a little girl I have always dreamed of going to the Virgin Islands. I would love to sit on the beautiful beaches and write a story about the exotic resorts there.

8: Dahlia: Dana which of your books was your favorite to write and why?
Dana: My favorite is The Lover’s Brew. I fell in love with Peter and just loved how he loved love and everything about love.

9: Dahlia: If you are not writing, what will Dana be doing for fun in busy New York?
Dana: When I was home I loved to go sight seeing in the city. For those of you who aren’t native New Yorkers that’s Manhattan. LOL I liked checking out museums and hotels, some of them even made it to my books.

10: Dahlia: What are some of your favorite things in life? Foods, colors etc?
Dana: My favorite things, well, I love sea food-all of it! LOL I like red wine, fuzzy slippers, purple is my favorite color, I’m a die hard Prince fan and I love Gerald Levert music. My favorite thing to do when I feel like my brain will explode from different ideas at once is eat Cherry Garcia ice cream and color love scenes from coloring books to hang on the walls in my computer room. I also collect figurines of couples to put on the shelves in my room.

11: Dahlia: Are they any works in progress you can tell us about. What can we expect from you in 2007?
Dana: As for works in progress, I’m working on a sequel to a goddess story I wrote Sekmet’s Awakening it’s called Kibuka’s Moon. It’s about how the goddess of the moon got her husband. I have another story, Asian Spice, which is part of an anthology with three other authors, Tigra Luna LeMar, Melinda Gonzales and Kendra Mei Chailyn called An Erotic Cocktail: A Mixture of Cultures. It’s looking for a home now. I’m also working on an urban lit I call The Lover and the Angel. It’s about a member of the Latin Lovers gang who finds there is more to life than gang banging, but before he could get out the leader of his gang is killed and the gang thinks he has done it. Coming out this year I have the Sekmet’s Awakening from Lavender Isis Press, a novella from Amira Press called The Sanctified Wife and two more novellas from Ocean’s Mist Press. Surge and Raine: A Merman’s Story is going to be under their new line, Twisted Fairy Tails (pun intended). It’s not your mothers Little Mermaid story. The other is called The sun rose over Cairo. It’s about a lawyer who falls for one of her clients.

12: Dahlia: What hottie from the silver screen would play a character in your favorite book?
Dana: I think young Jonathan Franks, that’s Lieutenant Riker, would’ve made a
great Jake from the Yin/Yang Effect. Jamie Foxx would make a good Mike Davis
from Behind the Wings and I definitely would have Terrance Howard play Kain from
The House
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13: Dahlia: If you could have one hot guy for a day to do your bidding, who would it be and what will they be doing?
Dana: That one was easy, Bob Sanders from the Indianapolis Colts. I call him Sexy Bob Sanders. I haven’t gotten a jersey yet, but if I had one I’d be wearing it while he was giving me a foot massage working his way up to a full body massage. Mmm…

14: Dahlia: Are their any mottos in life you would like to share with your readers?
Dana: I have two mottos. 1-If you have the passion for something that’s God’s permission to do it because he gives you the passion. 2- Do all you can do then step back and let God do what he does best.

15: Dahlia: So you have Shemar Moore on your doorstep should he be wearing boxers or briefs under those sexy jeans to tempt you? J
Dana: If Shemar Moore were trying to tempt me I would prefer if he was commando. *wink*

16: Dahlia: Where can the readers find out more about you Dana? Are there any contests we should know about for the release of “The House?”
Dana: My primary website is www.danalittlejohn.net, but I have another website that I have trailers, reviews and works in progress on, www.freewebs.com/liljohndana. Like many of you I also have a myspace, www.myspace.com/liljohndana. You can find out everything I’m doing on any them. A contest will start on March 1st to celebrate the release of The House. I also pick a person who gets my newsletter every month for a prize, just because they get my newsletter.
That was the one of babes of our author world Dana Littlejohn giving us the tidbits of her life. Go find out more about her and her new book “The House,” and drop by her website.
Till I see you all again!
Smooches
Dahlia Rose


Today is an Excerpt Day!

It's Friday once again...Wow the weeks do fly by don't they? I have had a very productive week and started two new projects....One is called "The Collette Saga." It will be a series of three books featuring three vampire sisters looking for pieces of an amulet that let vamps walk in the day light. Needless to say they will be hunted by humans and immortals alike for this amulet. And their willbe some sexy sidekicks to daid their quest. Some you woul dnot expect..heh heh...*evil grin*

The next is called "Of Gods &One Woman" Interesting title (I know) but somehow it fits this books:) The god of war Ares wants to learn and move around in the world and he has found someone who he thinks can help him. Sasha Green is a modern day night cursader who helps the helpless. But when a fight becomes to much for her she is killed. Ares gives her life again for a small price. She has to be his concubine and let him fight in her battles as well. You know Ares he loves a good battle. Will she do it and won't Discordia Goddess of discord have something to say about it? She is his long time lover after all and a nasty jealous streak.

So those are my works in Progress...key word prgress here..I am trying to put at least 1500 words in each day on both..So far so good! Today I am going to post and excerpt from my upcoming release with Mardi Gras Publishing. "The Lover's Diary. The cover was done by the artist Skylar Sinclair and it suits the book well. It is a story of Love and erotica and how one fuels the other. I hope you like it and will be waiting for the release on May 26th... Now remember this is undedited as yet and the wording is a bit raw..But hot hot hot!
Smooches
Dahlia
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While I rub my face against his chest he whispers again “I Love You”. This time he expects an answer and I obediently reply, “I Love you too”.
“Do you really?” he says softly as if he wonders to himself.
“Yes” such a simply answer comes to my lips and that seems to be all he needs. He kisses me and his lips are demanding. From his kiss I know what he wants as he does every time we are together but I am still restrained. He senses it and he ends our kiss.
“To Love is to trust completely, to give without reservation and to take with awe and grace this gift that is given in love”. His voice is like a caress on my skin.
“Do you accept what I am giving to you?” he asks me gently. I nod my head slowly looking into his eyes I see nothing but what he offers. “Then why do you resist when you know it is what you want, what you need? You are a strong woman and your need to be in control is admirable, but sometimes weakness for your man is the greatest strength a woman can have. Will you submit to me, will you show me no barriers and only the love you have for me?”
I cannot deny him any longer my soft answer is all he needs to hear so it comes from my lips “Yes I submit to you”.
“Then let’s begin”.
He leads me over to a leather sofa with two small footrests in front. He kisses me again our mouths mate, hot wet kisses, tongue intertwined. A soft moan escapes my lips, his hand move up to my hair burying into the thick tresses. I feel his hand tighten into a fist capturing the dark curls and he pulls my head back with slow deliberation, it pulls my hair and exposes my neck. His lips caress my ears and then down my neck, a shiver runs through me and I can feel myself getting wet, my pussy is so moist now I can feel it against my thighs. He nibbles my neck and with a silk scarf he had in his pocket he reaches behind me and ties my hand snugly so I will not be able to get them free
“Sit” he orders me “and put your legs up one on each footrest”. The leather is smooth and cool against my skin, with my silk stockings the texture is sensual and erotic. As I put my feet up, the footrest are spread evenly apart and pulled away from the sofa. This leaves me exposed to him and leaning back against my bound hands.
He stands there looking at my body his eyes travels from my face to my breasts then to my pussy, he smiles when he sees how wet I am. My lover walks over to me and kneels between my legs, he massages my breasts slowly the smooth round globes are enveloped in his big hands, its send shocks to my core, his hands are teasing against my nipples pinching them softly at first them with more pressure, almost to the point of pain. I close my eyes to the sensations that are flooding my body.
“Open your eyes” he commands me softly. “I want to see what my touch does to you; I want to see the changes in your eyes”.
My eyes open slowly and I meet his gaze. His eyes though blue like the spring sky are dark with an intensity that I have never seen before. He leans over and kisses my breasts and nipples licking and taking deep tastes of my flesh. He murmurs “I Love You, I Love You” every time his lips touch my skin. I want to run my hands through his hair to pull his head closer to me but I cannot, I can only follow his tune whispering I love you in return. Kisses are trailed down my torso until he reaches the most intimate of places. I feel his hot breath against my pussy; he teases me with just one little flick of his tongue against my clit. My breath catches in my throat, I shift my hips restlessly I am in need now to feel just to feel what he is going to do next inviting him to take of these stockings and taste me.
But he does not; he takes his fill of me through the stockings that covers my snatch. My God! The feeling of hot mouth and raw silk is almost o much to bear. I hear a primal moan some where in the distance. Was that him or myself? His face is pressed in between my thighs, his tongue roaming, hungry; trying to get inside me but the barrier of my pantyhose lets him get no further. I can feel myself going over the edge and I grind my self against his face.
“Yes! Yes! Please Baby Now!” I moan. My body arches our eyes are still locked and I tremble as I come for him. He licks as my juice runs; his groans are of pleasure and delight at how my body responds to him. His breath is as labored as he raises his head to look at me, Am I to get the pleasure of having him inside me now? I wait anticipating but he does not give me that pleasure as yet. His fingers trail on my pussy, up and down in a slow deliberate movement, barely rubbing over my clit then teasing the entrance, My body is shivering again, I try to move my body to let his fingers deep in me but he only circles teasing the sensitive outside flesh.
“Please” I whisper

Step Into My Erotic Paradise "All are welcome"

Dahlia Rose,

Author, mother, lover, friend she is a rainbow of openness never to be defined. Defining her would be like trying to block a bullet. But, if you tried and happen to stumble upon her in wikipedia, you would find that she has lived nine lives and has warmed a million hearts. She has done more than most and navigated everywhere loving freely and forever changing her hair. A light to this world who uses her being to unfold secrets and keys that lay beneath destinies and blessing. She worships the moon and tattoos her dreams in books. A lioness brought here to conquer the sun with a pen…no war…love as a weapon to win. With Love as her sweater constantly warming you and I with words.



A best selling author of contemporary and paranormal romance with a hint of Caribbean spice. She was born and raised on a Caribbean island and now currently lives in Charlotte, NC with her five kids who she affectionately nicknamed "The children of the corn” and her biggest supporter/long time love. She has a love of erotica, dark fantasy, Sci-fi and the things that go bump in the night. Books and writing are her biggest passion and she hopes to open your imagination to the unknown between the pages of her books