Business before Pleasure:
What inspired you to write your first book? My long time friend and fellow author was who inspired me to put the words to paper. We’ve always talked about becoming published authors but never took the steps to follow through. In January of this year she told me I should “Just do it and see what happens.” So I did, I wrote down my thoughts for what would become “Yes, Sir” and submitted it to a few electronic publishing houses.
How much real life do you put into or influences your books? Oh, tough question! I’ve always been given the advice of “write what you know and it will sound more real.” I always want to give my readers good information and a real story, the emotions of all of my characters are very real for me and so are their surroundings. I’ve been lucky enough to have lived in different parts of the country and they influence a lot of how my characters act and feel so I would say a good chunk of my work is real life in some form or another.
What is the hardest part of writing for you? Hmm, the writing is actually what come easiest to me. I’m not very good at being patient and a lot of publishing is waiting. Once my stories are finished and out of my hands is when I have the hardest time.
What are your current projects? Right now, I am starting my very first story with a female Dominant. I’m not really sure where her story will take me but I’m very excited and a little nervous about writing it.
How do you go about choosing the title for your book(s)? I like to make a list of titles I think will work for the pieces and then send them to my beta readers and see how they feel about them. Bouncing ideas off others is so helpful!
What is your favorite genre to write? BDSM Erotica 100%. Trust is something that is hard for me in real life and with BDSM, trust is everything. I love giving my characters the opportunities to fully trust each other and dig deep into their strongest desires.
Generally, how long does it take you to complete a book from idea to handing it over to your publisher? I’m a very new author and most of my works are novella length, but with that being said I’ve signed contracts for 5 novella’s and 2 novel length books since January of this year. I feel myself slowing down now and I think it’s because of all the new stuff I get to do while trying to get my books out there.
Do you ever use someone in your life as a sounding board for ideas or do you prefer to work alone? I do have a great sounding board. She is always there for me no matter the time of day to say “yeah, I like that but…” or “Seriously? Try again.”
Do your travel to research for your book(s)? Not yet. So far I have used areas where I have lived for homes for my characters but I hope to be able to travel for research soon.
Did you learn anything while writing your book(s)? I’ve learned so much while writing! Most of it is naughty, bedroom things that I didn’t know people did or even enjoyed. I just finished a book about a female with psychosis and learned so much about mental illness.
Have you ever had an idea for a book but never written it and what is it? I think everyone does. I have so many ideas running a muck in my brain but one that comes easily to me is a circus erotica I have been thinking of writing but just haven’t yet.
When writing, do you have a process? I like to write a quick outline on paper and the descriptions of my characters before jumping in and then I let my fingers hit the keys while chugging ice coffee and listening to music.
Do you have any advice for new authors looking to make their own literary statement? As it was told to me, “Just do it.” Just write what you like to read, or what you wish you could read and get it out of your system. I promise you will feel better once the trapped story is out!
How many books have you written? Do you have a particular favorite? Eight, 7 published (or on the schedule to be released) by etopia Press and one that was just finished.
Why did you choose to use a publisher instead of self-publishing? Honestly, I have PCOS, a hormone syndrome that causes me to have chronic migraine and I’m unable to work outside the home. I chose a publisher because I didn’t have to pay anything for the books to be released and that made it a lot easier for me.
Where do your ideas come from? Hmm, I’m not sure. I feel like I narrate my life as I live it and then sit down at my computer and edit things around.
How many books do you currently have published? I have five published right now.
Are you working on anything right now? I am working on that Femdom I was telling you a little about.
Do you have a favorite Hero or Heroine from any of your books and why? My favorite Hero is defiantly Dillon Wade. He is from The Wet Series and is a no non-sense man who knows what he wants and how to get it…mostly because he just takes it. He is firm and demanding but also gentle when the time calls for it and I love that about him.
Do you have anything you would like to say to your current readers or to those that haven't yet read your work(s)? I know we all hear from authors/actors who say “without you, it wouldn’t be possible,” but it’s so true!! I appreciate every single reader, every person who glances at my teasers and thinks about possibly reading one of my books. I can’t even begin to say how much their time spent on reading me, means to me.
More About You ~ The Fun and the Naughty
Share one thing about yourself that would surprise people who know you. Hmm, tricky. I’m very open, I’m not sure what would surprise the people who know me. Oh, I know what always gets people… I “met” my husband when I was 12 and he was 19 in a yahoo chat room. We didn’t meet physically until I was 18.
Doggy style, cow girl or missionary? Doggy style!
What secret sinful pleasure do you keep hidden in your cupboards? Hersey Hugs. Shh, please don’t tell my five year old!
Are you a wine or beer kinda gal? I started as a beer girl but now I’m kind of a straight Vodka girl.
If you could go anywhere at all on your next vacation where would you go? Somewhere sunny, an island with clear water.
If you could choose any hot famous guy to take with you who would it be and why? LL Cool J, I know, I know, he’s older but he is my everything!
Thong, Bikinis, Granny Panties, or Boy shorts? Boyshorts.
Are you a dress up in heels or a jeans and flats woman? Jeans and flipflops all the way!
Homebody or Party all the time girl? Mostly a homebody but when I do go out, I’m kind of the loud one.
Tall, Dark and Deadly or Smart and Sexy or Athletic and Funny? Ermm, can I wrap them all together? Maybe smart and sexy, I love a man who fucks my mind before my body.
Significant other or Tearing up the town free and clear? Significant other, I’d be lost without him.
Favorite social network and why? Facebook! Basically because I don’t know how to use the others. Don’t judge me lol
What was your "dream" job as a child? To own a pet resort. A day care for puppies and kittens while their parents were at work or on vacation.
What was the worst job you ever had while working towards being a published author? I wasn’t trying to be an author at the time but for some silly reason I thought I wanted to work in retail and worked for a woman’s clothing store…awful!
What would be your next best choice if not writing as a career? Owning that pet resort.
About Your Latest Release
Introduce us to the main characters: Jessica is an interior designer dating a classic all American boy, except he likes to watch her have sex with other men. She goes along with his games in hopes that it will bring them together and strength their relationship but instead she only begins to hate him. Dillon Wade is her new neighbor, he’s a contractor for the military and all Dom!
How do these two meet? They meet when Dillon helps bring in Jess’s groceries…without asking… he just follows her into the house and rocks her world.
How would you characterize their relationship in one word answers, start, middle and end? Start- Physical. Middle- trusting. End- Fulfilling.
What three words would you use to describe this story? Hot, Intense and Demanding!
Blurb: Drenched in Dominance By J. Richards
The Dom Next Door...
Jessica is drowning in her unhappy relationship. Her boyfriend Joey gladly handles the chores and the cooking in exchange for her willingness to allow him to bring his friends into their bedroom. While she has no real objections to the games Joey wants her to play, she’s still never satisfied. That is, until Dillon moves in next door. The big, sexy Dominant pushes his way into her head and takes over her thoughts until she can think of nothing but him. Joey is willing to let Dillon join their fun, but that isn’t what Dillon wants. He wants Jessica all to himself—his perfect submissive. And Jessica knows before he can teach her to find satisfaction, she’ll have to learn how to trust...
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Drenched in Dominance By J. Richards
The Dom Next Door…
Jessica is drowning in her unhappy relationship. Her boyfriend Joey gladly handles the chores and the cooking in exchange for her willingness to allow him to bring his friends into their bedroom. While she has no real objections to the games Joey wants her to play, she’s still never satisfied. That is, until Dillon moves in next door. The big, sexy Dominant pushes his way into her head and takes over her thoughts until she can think of nothing but him. Joey is willing to let Dillon join their fun, but that isn’t what Dillon wants. He wants Jessica all to himself—his perfect submissive. And Jessica knows before he can teach her to find satisfaction, she’ll have to learn how to trust…
Is getting everything you want worth losing everything you have?
Abby Jackson is a frustrated housewife. Her husband pays more attention to his Xbox than to her. She fills her days with erotica novels, wishing her husband would listen to her desperate pleas for more excitement in their sex lives, but he wants nothing to do with her wild fantasies.
When Abby goes out for her weekly girl’s night with her best friend Kelly, they enjoy a dangerous game of truth or dare that leads Abby to a controlling stranger who takes a shot of vodka from her breasts. The night rattles her to her core, and keeps Mr. Dark and Handsome in her mind for days after.
Just as she returns to her boring, routine life, she gets a mysterious text message from an unknown number to come spend the night exploring her most secret desires. She knows she shouldn’t go, but how can she not? Arriving at the hotel and unsure what will happen, Abby finds a box with a skimpy panty set, a blindfold, and a riding crop inside. There are also instructions to wear only what the box contains and to be ready for when the stranger arrives. Abby’s first lesson in the Dominate/submissive world has just begun. The only frightening thing is how much she gets off on it. But will it fulfill her secret fantasies…or endanger everything she has?
Reader discretion: contains light BDSM, spanking, blindfold play, multiple partners, intimate strangers, secret fantasies, domination/submission elements
The Submission Series Book One
Sometimes submission can be hot…
Vicki’s never had a problem standing up for herself. So when a meathead at the gym grabs her butt, she has no problem punching him in the face. Gavin, the gorgeous gym owner, throws the guy out, and his tender, but insistent demand to tend to her injured hand makes Vicki hot. The buff, sex-god-come-to-life is everything she’s ever wanted, and he’s only too happy to show her how good sex can be.
Gavin is entranced by the feisty woman, even though he already has more than enough on his hands with the gym and his work as a volunteer fire fighter. The last thing he needs is this bundle of contained fury tossed in his lap, but something about her calls to his inner Dominant. Not only that, her body responds to him like no other. But when he discovers someone is stalking her, it’s no longer all fun and games. Submission is all about trust…and after a brutal attack, trust is the last thing Vicki is willing to give…to anyone.
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The Submission Series Book Two
Victoria and Gavin have been building a life together ever since a crazy stalker drove them into each other’s arms six months ago. As they continue to explore their scorching D/s relationship, what they discover only ties their hearts together in a tighter knot.
But when Gavin is seriously injured while working as a volunteer firefighter, their worlds flip upside down. Her normally sweet and caring man turns angry and bitter, and suddenly everything they’ve built together is threatened.
Will Vicki’s total submission and willingness to push any boundary for her man finally pull him out of his downward spiral before she loses him forever?
Not all who wander are lost… Tabitha LeCaire searches the kink clubs in San Francisco for the Dom who can push her limits, yet still appreciate the finer points of manners and grace, which she’s worked so hard to master. When a friend introduces her to a mysterious masked man, Tabitha thinks she may have finally found her match and eagerly accepts his collar. But she may have made a mistake—as they say, marry in haste, repent in leisure. Self-made businessman Nathan Battle loves his new little sub. But he can’t let her know that. Pushing her to forget her proper manners, he offers her a collar, hoping to keep her subservient to his needs. For now. Because Nathan doesn’t do relationships. Until family issues demand he return home, and he realizes he doesn’t want to go without his little slave. And when his mother falls in love with Tabitha, and his brother starts making eyes at her as well, things can only go from bad to worse. Until they hit rock bottom when he finds his brother and his little slave in bed… Reader note: contains BDSM, spanking, BBW heroine, dominance and submission, wax play, rope bondage, and strong erotic romance elements
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The only man Haven Wells ever loved left her broken, feeling emotionally battered and imperfect. Seven years later she’s found solace in the bookstore she owns, finding love between the pages of the books she reads. Haven has adapted to a life without love or men, living vicariously through her best friend and roommate.
He’s Perfect. Just ask him. Latch McKay is gorgeous, rich and successful. A famous graphic designer, he’s well known for the video games he creates. However, he’s also known for the trail of women he leaves behind. Latch is the walking, talking definition of wanton sex.
When Latch sees Haven at a party it’s lust at first sight. A night of intoxicated passion leaves him wanting her so much he’s almost willing to give up his man-whore crown. Haven has no idea why this gorgeous and much younger man wants her. After two weeks of Latch stalking her…his version of wooing — Haven has tried everything to make him go away.
But, Latch doesn’t give up, and Haven finally agrees to one date. If Latch can break through Haven’s walls, he just might have a chance to keep her. Unfortunately Latch has a secret of his own. As Haven’s walls begin to crumble, Latch’s dark secret begins to emerge.
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Caspian Vance~former child prodigy, now an accomplished professor of human sexuality at twenty-six has it all—an IQ that’s off the charts, a stellar career at which he excels, and the drop-dead looks and body that make women spontaneously combust with lust.
He’s been studying sex and women’s behavior since he was sixteen. When it comes to the science of human lust and the rewards of sexual pursuits, he has all the answers.
There’s one thing he knows for sure: “love” has nothing to do with it.
Sex is a basic, primal human need—love is an unstable, emotional complication. Both are present in a person, but completely unrelated. His own world of logic and fact accepts this truth and now. . .
He’s going to prove it.
When Cass takes a sabbatical to research his theory in order to write his third book, he enlists the help of a former lover and now owner of the world’s most exotic and secretive male brothel catering strictly to wealthy older women. On this remote Caribbean island, he uses his keen sense of observation and research to prove “love” is merely a series of chemical reactions in the human brain—nothing more.
Nicola Barrington~ had the perfect life, married to her soul mate.Ten years into her one and only relationship, her idyllic world is shattered by the death of her beloved husband. The loss of her “one true love” sends her into seclusion where she spends the next eleven years pining for the man she still loves.
The beautiful heiress, stays hidden away, her only connection to the outside world being being the hired help and her two close friends. Her friends know Nic has much to live for and are eager to see her find love again. . . and if not love, they would settle for her rediscovering the throes of lust.
As her 40th birthday approaches, her two friends succeed in coaxing her out of her emotionally safe haven to celebrate with a trip to an exclusive resort known for “restoring an older woman’s brilliant, inner glow.”
Caspian’s superiority and logic combined with Nic’s innocence and melancholy are on an imminent collision course. Sometimes even a genius has a hard time figuring out a woman.
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Ryan Chase left Fairbanks, Alaska, when she was 21 years old to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Somewhere along the way her dreams of stardom crashed and burned, along with her life.
Thirteen years later she is forced to return to Fairbanks because her unforgiving and emotionally-distant father has suddenly died. Ryan seizes the opportunity to not only escape her abusive husband but to be able to attend her best friend’s wedding. What could go wrong? It’s only Fairbanks, Alaska…
While wishing she was anywhere but her father’s funeral and wake, Ryan is struck senseless by a stunning, drop-dead gorgeous man. Her thoughts turn carnal and she desperately wants to know him in every way—and position—possible. There’s only one problem…
He’s the devil’s spawn.
He’s the one who marked her for life.
He’s the kid she used to baby-sit.
And he’s hotter than hell!
Shea Michaels has loved Ryan Chase for most of his life. After surviving an unspeakable childhood, he became a man of whom she could be proud …if she ever came back.
Now that she’s returned, Shea pursues her with a vengeance, undaunted by the thirteen year age difference that Ryan uses as the shield between them.
Confusion, guilt and lust bombard Ryan as she battles the memories of the little boy she used to know while still being drawn to the heart-stopping man he has become.
***18+ due to explicit sexual situations, graphic language and intense adult themes.
Bite & Release
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