Friday, March 9, 2007

Good Morning Bloggers!!

Well, well you guys are up early. Today I have doubled your pleasure two exciting interviews for you today. With Skyler Grey and Selena Kitt! These interviews we spicy qnd fun so Ihope you enjoy them.

And some added information.....Drum roll please...brrrrrrrrtttttttttttttt!!
The Soul mate's Curse is#1 Bestseller at Star Dust Press!! *Dahlia Happy Dance*
For all of you who have read and been here with me when i nervously bite my nails pre debut of the book. Thank you!
Now go read the interview and Remember "Dance like there is no one watching!" that is my to do motto this weekend for all of us!
Dahlia Rose

Skylers Grey is here to seduce us all!

What does month of a flame have to do with this author? Well its Skyler Grey of course. Read ob and see what this steamy author has to say!

1: Dahlia: Happy Friday Skyler! Thank you for being a part of my blog today! Could you tell us more about your writing career? How it started and progressed.

Thank you so much Dahlia for having me!
I started writing stories when I was nine thanks to my fifth grade teacher who use to have us write a composition paper that the class would take votes on. Mine always won, which was such a rush even at nine. Ha Later, I started writing poems when I was in my early teens, one piece I wrote while I was bawling my eyes out after watching, Choices of the Heart, which was based on a true story staring, Melissa Gilbert. It made everyone that read it cry. That sparked me into writing stories on notebook paper, which I lost over the years. It wasn’t until I was in my early thirties that I actually began to get serious with my writing, which is when I wrote my first novel. (using the computer this time) J

2: Dahlia: How do you find the inspiration for these wonderful books you bring to us?
My overwhelming love for romance, whether it’s on film or in a book. They ignite the spark that drives me to write fantasy Cinderella stories & not so Cinderella stories. I love all genres, so you’ll find tons of books in my personal library from Louis L’Amour, Johanna Lindsey, Ann Rice, Stephen King… the list goes on. J

3: Dahlia: There are some things that authors find difficult to write, maybe the emotional aspect of it. Is there anything that you would like to write that you have not done as yet?
Oh yes! I have a cousin who writes horror. Adra Steia, she’s extremely good but I’ve never thought of giving it a try personally until I started reading her books. But I do have a secret project I’m working on that I think might blow the socks off some of my reader’s.

4: Dahlia: What other books do you have available for all of us?
Below are my lists of books that are available now. J
Chamberlain’s Knight – time-travel erotica into the medieval era
The Black Rose – contemporary suspense erotica
Christmas Candy Anthology – various Christmas treats by multiple authors
Masquerade Vol 1 – anthology of greek gods granting mortals their ultimate fantasies
Shameful Desires – paranormal erotica

Upcoming releases are:

Diary of a House, 413 Remembrance Lane – anthology of a magic diary left behind to grant the tenant of the home any wish they so desire… for a price.
Available this August with, Phaze Publishing.

The Feel of Lace – contemporary erotica
Available soon through Aphrodite’s Apples Publishing.

7: Dahlia: If there was one place in the world you could visit where would it be and why?
Scotland! What I would give to rent a cottage on a cliff for a month or two. To walk the beaches and scour the lands. *sigh* I would just be blown away. Not to mention the castles I’d be hawking in search of a Scottish rogue wearing a kilt.

8: Dahlia: Do you have a favorite out of your titles? Which is it and why?
Absolutely! Ride the Wind, by Lucia St Clair Robson
If you get the chance to read it, it will take your breath away. I gave it to my middle daughter to read and she swears to this day it’s the best book she has ever read.

9: Dahlia: Are you a full time writer? What would we find you doing if you are not writing?
Yes and I love it! I was a nail tech for seventeen years and have been retired now for two. If I’m not writing, you will always find me at the baseball field with my boys or at the dojo. I’m gone 5 nights a week due to the demand of my athletic children. But I love it so it’s okay. ;)

10: Dahlia: What are some of your favorite things in life? Foods, colors etc?
Lobster & steak, dipped in buttery sauce & still mooing! Lilacs & pinks. If I had another little girl, I’d do her room in those colors with glass fairy’s hanging from her ceiling. I love, sci-fi movies, Lord of the Rings Trilogy was awesome. I love trolls, fairies, wizards, knights & dragons. I drive a truck, Chevy Avalanche. I love dogs & cats but I’m allergic to cats so I have to steal quick cuddles from my friends that own them & run wash my hands. I hate slap-stick comedy, it insults my brain but I admit, Hot Shots! Part Deux … did make me laugh. (I can’t believe I just admitted to that) I love horror movies, not gore, thriller suspense & romantic comedies, but my all time favorites are intense love stories. Ex: Legends of the Fall, Last of the Mohicans & The Notebook. The Passion of the Christ, also gripped my heart like no other. My favorite book when I was a little girl was, The Saggy Baggy Elephant. My favorite number is sixteen.

11: Dahlia: As writers we all have a few works in progress. Is there any you could tell us about to wet our appetites?
I’m in the process of writing a historical for one of my publishers, Aphrodite’s Apples, which will be released in their Regency Romp, Vol 2 series.

A western novel set in the Black Hills of Dakota involving a ½ breed Sioux Indian & a snotty little English aristocrat.

And of course that little secret I can’t talk about right now. J

12: Dahlia: What hottie from the silver screen would play a character in your favorite book?
Oh, my, gosh! I don’t know this guys name but he is, in my opinion, the epitome of what I would have my ultimate alpha male look like. I use to have a picture of him on my website but have tweaked it since & decided to take him off. Why, I don’t know but if anyone would truly like to see him, I’ll be glad to shoot a picture of him over to you if you e-mail me. I tucked him away in my private little album of hotties. ;)

13: Dahlia: Are their any mottos in life you would like to share with your readers?
Well, my girls like to say, “What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.” Ha
I personally like to say, “It’s not how other see you that matters. What matters is how you see yourself.”

14: 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?
Only one day? L lol My alpha male, the Italian model with no name. *grin*
We’d be alone in that cottage on the cliff & he would seduce me like an erotica romance novel. *fanning self*

15: Dahlia: Finally Skyler, tell us where we could find out more about you and your books.
Visit my website & Myspace anytime & join my newsletter or e-mail me. Also, I’m a member of Sultry Sirens, The Romance Room & Rites of Romance Reviews, where you can come by anytime to hang out. J

Sultry Sirens:
The Romance Room:
Rites of Romance Reviews
or E-mail:

I want to thank you Dahlia, for this wonderful opportunity to share a little part of myself with you. I thoroughly enjoyed it & look forward to visiting with you again soon.
In the meantime, sultry dreams…

Do you like fire and heat to pour out of the pages of a book? Well this was in interview with Skyler Grey. This author raises the heat index and takes out temperatures to boil.
Till I see you all again!
Dahlia Rose

Interview with Selena Kitt!!

Hmmmmm, you will make your purr? Selena Kitt will. Here is what she had to say when she let me put her in my interview chair this week!

Dahlia: Thank you or joining us today Selena! Could you give us a little background on you and how your writing career got started?
You wanna know about lil ole me? *wink* Hmm… well, I’m in my 30’s, I have a wonderful husband and four children and all of them are the loves of my life. I’m also a psychologist, a doula (someone who does professional labor support for birthing mothers—just so you don’t have to go look it up! *smile*) I enjoy reading, writing, photography, and bellydancing. I also homeschool the youngest two of the four kiddos, so I’m a rather busy woman! And in my spare time, I write. Ha.

Honestly, I've been writing since I can remember... which is pretty much since I could hold a crayon! I won writing awards throughout my high school and college writing career, but after I had kids, I stopped writing for a long time. Then a friend turned me on (ha, pun definitely intended!) to erotic fiction, and I began writing again... Over the past several years, I have written both erotic and non-erotic fiction and poetry and starting winning awards for my erotic stories under the name of SelenaKittyn.
Then I was published in the
The Shadow Sacrament: a journal of sex and spirituality, and my story, Connections, was one of the runners-up for the 2006 Rauxa Prize, given annually to an erotic short story of “exceptional literary quality,” out of over 1,000 nominees, where awards are judged by a select jury and all entries are read “blind” (without author’s name available.) I was very excited about that—it was quite an honor just to be nominated. It was really just kind of like a snowball rolling downhill after that. I entered lots of competitions because, well… I have a very strong competitive streak—I love winning! *grin* So contests were a lot of fun, they provided a deadline and often a subject to write about, which sparked my imagination. That’s actually how I managed to land my first publishing contract, actually…

2: Dahlia: What was the first book you had published? How did you feel when it got released?
My first book was Christmas Stalking, a romantic suspense novella, and it was entered in the StarDust Christmas contest. I won a publishing contract and thus entered the world of ebooks. I had never read an ebook prior to mine being published, and didn’t know anything about that world—and it is a whole world in and of itself, isn’t it? I was excited and Christmas Stalking was very well received. During the month of its release, it was the StarDust number one holiday bestseller!

3: Dahlia: Is there any genre that you would like to write? What is it and why?
I love erotic horror, but there doesn’t currently seem to be much of a market for it. Stephen King is one of my big influences. I’d love to write an erotic horror one of these days!

4: Dahlia: What other releases do you have available for the readers. Could you give us a short blurb about it.
I have a story in the Coming Together: an erotic cocktail anthology called The Flintstone Experiment. This is a wonderful collection of stories from various authors, and the proceeds all go to charity. (i.e. we all “came together” for a good cause! Aside from the, uh, obvious other meaning of the title! *grin*) It’s a worthwhile investment, and the stories are hot and well-written.

Blind Date was released in Feb 2007, and it’s a modern take on the ancient myth of the romance of Psyche and Eros (or Cupid.) It was a blast to write. I had a lot of fun with it! Annie’s (Psyche) transformation throughout the story is amazing, and the connection between she and Eric (Eros) sizzles on the page, if I do say so myself… but one of my favorite characters is Eric’s mother, Dita (Aphrodite—get it? *grin*) She’s the kind of character you love to hate but you just can’t quite make yourself—just as capricious as you’d imagine the goddess of love might be!

Here’s a short blurb:
In her attempt to escape her sisters’ Valentine matchmaking, Annie meets the enigmatic Eric, who she realizes could finally be the man of her dreams. In spite of, or maybe because of, Eric’s cryptic words and puzzling behavior, she finds herself immediately intrigued and drawn to him like no other man she’s ever met. One night in Annie’s sister’s kitchen seals their fate, as the two lovers discover and explore the instant spark of heat between them. Their evening comes to an abrupt end when the mysterious Eric disappears into the night, and Annie realizes she doesn’t know his last name! How is she to find him? After months of fruitless searching, Annie finally gets a dubious break when she meets Eric’s eccentric mother. Dita sends Annie on a journey deep into the unknown, through an ever-twisting labyrinth of frustrating dead-ends and seemingly strange, pointless missions. Annie’s life is turned upside down as she searches for the one man who can make her life feel complete. In this modern day adaptation of the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche, Annie takes on each of Psyche’s tasks in her quest for her lost love. Each task brings her closer to him and to realizations about herself. Will Annie find Eric and reveal to him the secret she’s been keeping, even from her sisters?

7: Dahlia: If there was one place in the world you could visit where would it be and why?
Alaska. I’d actually love to live there one day. I had a good friend who lived there (he was a wildlife photographer) and he loved it.

8: Dahlia: Would you or have you based a book on this place?
I’ve considered it. Alaska men are… yum! Plus, who could forget Chris from Northern Exposure? Oh my. It would be fun to write an Alaska romance. Love on the tundra!

9: Dahlia: Have you taken on being a writer as a full time job?
Well, being a mom is pretty much my committed full time job for the next while… lol But I have to admit, I’ve written more in the past year and a half than I have in the past ten, so the writing bug has definitely bitten me again! I don’t think I’m going to stop writing any time soon.

10: Dahlia: What are some of your favorite things in life? Foods, colors etc?
Chocolate. Isn’t that the standard feminine response? *grin* True to my feminine form, I love anything sensuous and sensual. Bubble bath, body butter, and silk are my idea of heaven! I also love chenille socks (we have hardwood floors and my tootsies get cold!) and sitting in front of the fire with a good book. I also have two dogs and two cats, who love to curl up around me in various configurations (along with the kids!) which just serves to keep me even more warm and cozy.

11: Dahlia: Selena do you have any works in progress you’d like to tell us about?
I actually have another myth coming from StarDust Press in the next few months. Unlike Blind Date, though, The Surrender of Persephone is set in ancient Greece, and is a re-telling of the Persephone/Hades myth. Here’s a blurb:
Sheltered Persephone, Goddess of Spring, never gets to do anything— thanks to the suffocating love of her mother, Demeter. Sephie is being carefully groomed to follow in the footsteps of the two “virgin” goddesses, Athena and Artemis, and while they sure do have a lot of fun together, she longs for something deeper. When Aidon, the God of the Underworld—generally known as Hades—appears in his dark chariot to claim Persephone for his bride, the young goddess gets more than she wished for.

Held captive in the Underworld, she suddenly longs to return to the safety and security of her mother’s protection, but the dark and commanding Aidon binds her to him, claiming her bit by glorious bit, as his own. Her coming of age is one of sexual awakening as she learns that being taken and consumed in the heat of passion by a man—a god—is what she was truly made for. Persephone can’t deny her own nature, or her growing feelings for Aidon, as she prepares to surrender as his wife and rule as his Queen.
As she finally admits her own feelings, Persephone faces the looming specter of her history, which threatens to shatter the newly formed bonds between the couple. She must now face not only her past, but her present, and her future—no longer only the Goddess of Spring, but wife of Aidon and Queen of the Underworld—and the choices she will be forced to make will change the world forever.

The following should be released shortly after Persephone:

The Song of Orpheus
Orpheus returns from war to discover Eurydice has been faithful to him, only to lose her again to tragedy. Determined to get her back, he ventures to the Underworld armed with nothing but his famous lyre…
The Heart of Hephaestus
Aphrodite and Hephaestus are the most mismatched couple in the Greek Pantheon. Ever fickle Aphrodite sets out to win the God of war right under her husband’s nose. With the help of the young Grace, Aglaia, Hephaestus’ eyes are finally opened, and his life is transformed...
The Real Mother Goose
All your favorite characters, Little Miss Muffet, Mary Quite Contrary, Little Boy Blue, The Queen of Hearts... and of course, "Mother Goose" herself. But you've never heard the nursery rhymes told like this before!
Also, my story,
Rosie’s Promise, should be released by Samhain Publishing in 2008.

12: Dahlia: What hottie from the silver screen would play a character in your favorite book?
A favorite book of mine that I’ve read or written? Oh heck, who am I kidding? I’d put Matthew McConaughey in it, no matter what it was! *grin*

13: Dahlia: What gives you inspiration when you write?
I can’t ever force a story. That never words out well. Inspiration comes when it comes. There’s something to that idea of a “muse.” Mine is a tattooed, pierced hunk with a shaved head who comes to visit and brings ideas with him! Ha, just kidding. I wish! To a great extent, writing is a mystery to me, and so is inspiration. I know I need to write something when it stays with me. I don’t keep a “writer’s notebook” by my bed to write down ideas. I know that if I need to write it, it will keep coming back until I do!

14: 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
My husband—all the things on his “to do” list around the house! Now THAT would be hot! *grin*

15: Dahlia: Where can we find out more about you and your books Selena.
Thanks for having me, Dahlia! If anyone really wants to know more, they can check out the following:

Selena Kitt’s
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You can also keep track of me and the rest of the STARDUST ANGELS:
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Well guy and dolls. That was Selena Kitt, a Star Dust Angel with many stories to tempt you into her world of writing. Her books will make you purr for more J
Till I see you all again!
Dahlia Rose

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