Monday, 7 October 2013

Welcome erotic romance writer, Qwillia Rain...


 Hi Qwillia! I am thrilled to have you here and to be a part of your tour - I LOVE your covers and particularly can't wait to read the Christmas one. Yum! Okay, let's get started with the interview…

1.    What do you wish men understood about women?
That when we discuss a problem with them, we aren’t asking for them to solve the situation, we just want input and another perspective. Unless we ask specifically for something to be fixed or solved, when we talk, it’s more about communication than direction.

2.    Do you only work on one book at a time?
Only during the editing stage, I don’t like to split my attention during that time. When I’m working on the rough drafts, I can juggle up to three, sometimes four, stories—I just bounce between them when one stops talking to me.

3.    Who is your favorite fictional couple?
In my books I flip between a few couples. Currently it’s Rick Bennett and Becka Swinfield and ZJ Justiss and Maggie Halsey. For other books there are way too many, but off the top of my head, I’d say Maren and Steele from Forged in Steele by Maya Banks and Chance and Sunny from Game of Chance by Linda Howard.

4.    Do you have a favorite quote that sums up how you feel about life?
There are actually two I really like:
The first is one I used to post in my classroom.
“No matter how right you are; No matter how hard you try; Sometimes the dragon wins”
The second my mom used a lot.
“Life is a great teacher; unfortunately, she kills all her students”

5.    Do you set daily writing goals? Word count? Number of chapters? Do you get a chance to write every day?
I try not to set daily goals mainly because if I set goals, I tend to view writing like a job and I’ll try to avoid it. Crazy, I know, but that’s how I get—if you have to have a goal to have fun, then it’s not fun. As for a chance to write everyday—I make sure I take the time to write as much as possible. Sometimes it isn’t every day, but I jot notes down as often as they come to me.

6.   What do you like better, Twitter or Facebook? Why?
Facebook. Mainly because I can engage in full conversations on FB not just snippets.

7.    What are you working on now?
At the time I was writing this interview I was slogging through completing the rough drafts of the second Poker Posse book and fifth Diablo Blanco Club book.

8.    Tell us about your latest release and where we can find it
My latest release as of August is a short story exclusive to Loose Id and part of my new Poker Posse series. Revealed deals with the emotional fall out between Viola Whittman, the mother of the main character in the first Poker Posse book, Looking at Rose, and Vladamir Presnaytz, the dominant Viola fell in love with nearly three decades earlier. Several readers wanted to know about them, so when the opportunity to write a “fling” came around, I jumped at it.


DIABLO BLANCO CLUB
By
Qwillia Rain

BLURBS:

Diablo Blanco Club: Unfair Advantage
Publisher: Downtime Press
ISBN: 978-1-939171-00-9
Genre: BDSM Erotic Contemporary
Length: Novel
Cover Artist: Lindsay Breen
Price: $4.99

Eight years of waiting hadn't effected Dominant Bryce Halsey the way the last seven days had tested his control. Matie Lawrence, his perfect submissive, stood before him unaware of her potential, ready to be tutored in the lifestyle.

Battles will be won and lost between them, but the war for a Dominant's heart is a war Mattie is determined to win.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal sex, bondage, domination/submission, toy play.

Diablo Blanco Club: Under Control
Publisher: Downtime Press
ISBN: 978-1-939171-01-6
Genre: BDSM LGBT Erotic Contemporary
Length: Novella
Cover Artist: Q. Williams
Price: $3.99

Vance was used to facing death and confronting terrorists in war, but when it comes to confessing his act of betrayal to the man he loves, Vance finds it impossible to keep his feelings Under Control.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal sex, bondage, domination/submission, toy play.

Diablo Blanco Club: Rite of First Claim
Publisher: Downtime Press
ISBN: 978-1-939171-02-3
Genre: BDSM Erotic Contemporary
Length: Novel
Cover Artist: Q. Williams
Price: $5.99

What's a Dom to do when the submissive he wants runs from the feelings between them?

From the moment he met Lyssa Lawrence, Mike Halsey knew what he felt was love -- not lust. Convincing her has been an uphill battle even after the two steamy hours they'd shared at the Diablo Blanco Club four years earlier.

Lyssa Lawrence wished the man who claimed to love her wasn't so damned appealing. Eight years of denying the pull of her submissive nature almost went up in smoke four years ago, but she'd gathered the nerve to tell him 'no' when he asked for more. She'd have stayed away for good if her biological clock hadn't hiccuped, threatening her dreams of motherhood.


In the same way she'd strategized her success in fashion design, Lyssa worked out a plan to get the baby she wanted. The Diablo Blanco Club's annual Midnight Masquerade would provide a number of potential donors to choose from. What she hadn't bargained on was Mike's interference through an arcane Club rule.


When Mike invoked Rite of First Claim, Lyssa finally became his. Now, he has one month to prove that the role of his submissive was one she was born to play.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM theme and elements.
Diablo Blanco Club: Santa's Elf
Publisher: Downtime Press
ISBN: 978-1-939171-04-7
Genre: BDSM Erotic Contemporary
Length: Novel
Cover Artist: Lindsay Breen
Price: $4.99

After four years of unrequited love, and steamy fantasies, Elfina "Elf" Jeffries has just about given up on gaining her boss's attention. How was any self-respecting woman supposed to seduce a man who was oblivious to her cues? Then the first gift arrived...

Every Santa needs an Elf, and Dayton Kringle is no exception. His offer for a temporary affair, just long enough to get from Christmas Eve to New Year's, will satisfy a four-year craving.

His is a simple design:

One beautiful Elf
Twelve sexy gifts
A little spanking
Some light bondage

And ten days of no-strings sex

make one very satisfied Santa. But when the ten days are up, will he be able to give up the Elf of his wildest Dominant dreams?

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal sex, bondage, domination/submission, toy play.

EXCERPT - SANTA'S ELF

Excerpt :
If he had to watch Elfina Jeffries’s sweet little heart shaped ass sashay past him one more day, Dayton Kringle knew he’d explode. He fingered the gold and silver necklace in his pocket, determined to remain in control until his administrative assistant reached her car and slid behind the wheel. Despite his silent order to himself not to, he couldn’t keep his gaze from dropping to the sexy legs exposed by the above the knee length skirt of her green elf costume. The fact that she’d exchanged three inch black stilettos for the black slippers after they’d returned to the office only made the view that much more appealing.
As she leaned out to grab the door, Dayton gritted his teeth to stifle a groan when he spotted the wide border of green lace and the silky suspender from a garter belt against the creamy thigh revealed by the hiked up hem of her white trimmed skirt.
“The homeless shelter Monday night?” Elfina asked as she tugged the door closed.
“Yes. We’re due there by half past six.” He frowned at the unlocked doors and rolled down driver’s side window. “Keep your doors locked, Elf.”
She shook her head and laughed before starting the sedan. “Eldon and Raymond keep an eye on the garage.”
Dayton’s fingers tightened on the necklace in his pocket. “Better to be safe—”
“—than sorry. I know. I’ll try to remember tomorrow.”
She waved and pulled out of the garage.


AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Born in California but raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Qwillia Rain embraces fully the independent spirit of the West she grew up in, even if she currently resides in North Carolina.

Qwillia has worked at a diverse mix of jobs including casino change person, bill collector, book store and video store clerk, and computer teacher to Kindergarten through 8th graders, but writing has always been part of her life.

In 2007 her first book (recently revised and self-published) Santa's Elf, was published, opening a whole new world where she can play with her characters and get paid for it.

Links:
Twitter: @Qwillia


Qwillia will be awarding a grand prize of a messenger bag, pens, post-it notes, and a key-chain wallet (No geographical restrictions) as well as three Amazon gift cards: $20, $10 and $5 to randomly drawn commenters during the tour.
Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:  http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/08/nbtm-diablo-blanco-club-series-by.html
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24 comments:

  1. A fabulous post thank you. I love both of those quotes.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  2. Thank you for stopping by, Mary. I think both the quotes are reminders that you shouldn't take life too seriously, but don't waste it either.

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  3. Thank you Rachel, for having me on your blog today. I love my covers too, both the original ones and the new ones.

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  4. Wow...what a crazy post...I'm not sure what to think! Lol

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. LOL, Andra, I never said I was sane, just love to write!
      Q

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  5. Great interview! I'd have to agree about the not setting a definite page count or word count goal. I feel like I write better when I don't put myself under a deadline, personally.

    falcondraco at Hotmail dot com

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    1. Exactly, Merciful Maiden...it took me a long time to figure it out...I tend to get very frustrated with myself if I don't meet the goal which only makes things worse.

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  6. Sounds like a great series!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping in, Natasha. Good luck.

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  7. Great post. Interesting answers. Loving the Poker Posse and cannot wait for more.

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle. Rachel had some great questions. I promise I'll get the rest of the Poker Posse done soon.

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  8. I loved the interview and your answers especially the first one. Can't wait to read the next Poker Posse Book.

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    1. Thanks Se. I'm working on the next Poker Posse book.

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  9. I love the Diablo Blanco Club series and can't wait for the story to continue.

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    1. Thank you Becki. I love the series too. Which book do you like the most?

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    2. So far, it's Santa's Elf. I want my own 12 days of Christmas ;)

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    3. I'm there with you...but wait until I finish Rick and Becka...that may make you change your mind about the quiet types...
      Q

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  10. What goes into your decision process to the names you give your characters?

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  11. Karen, most of the time, the characters tell me their names. For the Poker Posse series, my mom named the mothers, but the daughters told me theirs...although one of the characters had a name change midway through edits on Rose's book-- Alanor became Helena, because her nickname and Arabella's were too similar.
    Q

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  12. I loved Revealed. I was sure I'd hate Viola for what she did, but I didn't. In fact, I'm still a little mad at Vlad for not spending his entire life searching for her like, in my opinion, he should have.

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    1. But he did look for her ... not giving away any spoilers! But you liked the ending, right? Wait 'til you see what happens to Rae...
      Q

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  13. I love your quotes! I can't wait to start reading your books! How is it that I haven't come across you before? :(

    Melissa dot M dot Byrnes at gmail dot com

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    1. Melissa, I hope you enjoy the books when you get the chance to start reading them.

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