Saturday, August 25, 2012

Scandalous - Nicole Austin

Nicole Austin, arguably one of the hottest erotica writers you'll ever read, is my guest today.  She's got a HUGE treat in store for you.  In addition to a fabulous interview, she's provided an excerpt of her latest release, Fatal Submission.  Fatal Submission is a horror erotic romance, the current IT genre in erotica.  You're going to love it.

So, without further adieu, here's Nicole...

·         Which of your books is your personal favorite and why?
Wow, that’s a tough one with 28 books published and 4 more pending release. While they are all erotic romances, they span a wide variety of sub-genres.
My first book, Passionate Realities, will always be special because it was the first contracted work and began this crazy rollercoaster ride.
My upcoming release, Fatal Submission, was by far the biggest challenge for me as an author. Writing erotic horror in no walk in the park. Having fought to conquer the story has made it the one I am most proud of.
The most fun books have been those from the multi-author series written with The Sassy Seven. Toys-4-Us, Valentino’s Delight – The Edge, Naughty Sleepover and SEALs Gone Wild. When we get together in the same room or online and start bouncing ideas around it is a truly awe-inspiring experience.

·         Tell us about your latest or upcoming vacation.
I am going to be abducted (not for the first time) to Texas by The Sassy Seven for ten glorious days at the end of the month. But then I guess it’s not a true abduction since I’m going willingly. There are a variety of plans in the works involving vodka, dungeons and strip clubs so it’s going to be one heck of a fun trip I can’t wait to embark on.

·         Describe your perfect day.
My ultimate day would be casual and relaxed with no place to be at any particular time. All my favorite people would be with me either just hanging out or doing something fun together. No looming deadlines or pressing matters requiring our focus. Blessed downtime where the electronic leashes (email, cell phones, pagers, etc.) are left behind and not permitted to intrude.

·         Your bucket list.  What have you done and what’s left to do?
Becoming a published author and the things I have experienced over the past seven years since my first book was released checked off a lot of items from my list. Currently, the #1 remaining goal is to finally get out of Florida, hopefully next year. I’ve lived here, in the same house, for the majority of my life. I’m contemplating a radical cross-country move with a friend. We haven’t nailed down a definite destination yet but will most likely land in either Colorado or Washington.
The rest of my rather lengthy list is filled with travel destinations that require a passport. Dying to get a few stamps in that sucker soon.

·         Your tip(s) to new authors.
As with anything else you have to study, learn your craft and continually strive to improve. Do not let success make you get cocky and lazy. The best writers are never satisfied with their skill and are always looking for ways to take their stories to the next level. Every once in a while take a look back at one of your older works to see just how far you’ve come then look at works you admire and push yourself to surpass them.

·         What inspires you?
The world around me. As with many writers, I am a people watcher. I’m curious about how different people will react to the same situation and often make up stories in my head about random people I encounter.
I remember going to the mall when I was around ten or eleven and super gluing a coin to the floor near a bench then waited. Some ignored it all while others would sit down on the bench and pretend to tie their shoe while making a grab for that coin. Others would walk right up to it and reach over to pick it up. When they discovered it was stuck, some actually tried to pry it from the floor. Others laughed and glanced around self-consciously to make sure no one saw them. Kids were the quickest to figure out it was a setup, while adults were more stubbornly determined to get it in their pocket.
My coworkers and their stories of things that happen in their lives provide some of the funniest scenes in my books although I have to admit, the scene in Foxy Lady when Shira puts the batteries in her adult toy incorrectly is right out my own personal experience.

Nicole's latest release is, in my opinion, the best story she's written to date.  Filled with incredible BDSM scenes, a strong romance, characters you won't soon forget, and horror that will keep you awake at night, this story has everything!

Fatal Submission by Nicole Austin
Claire Hanson is a submissive in need of a Dom. Finding one in rural Illinois in 1981 is no easy feat but her requirements are simple. Forget complicated limit lists, take charge and give her lots of hot, sweaty sex. On edge, body humming with arousal, Claire aches to have her desires sated. And ruggedly handsome Dominant Mason Burke is the man she wants. But for Mason work comes first and Claire’s tired of waiting.

Mason’s loss is Dr. Carl Skinner’s lucky break. The bonus—Carl’s a rich, drop-dead gorgeous Dom with a real dungeon in his basement. Getting what you want isn’t always a good thing and the game takes a drastic turn Claire never saw coming. According to the Dungeon Master’s victims who still haunt his torture chamber, submission has fatal consequences and she’s running out of time.

Reader Advisory: This scary tale contains graphic scenes of erotic torture and violence that may cause the reader to stay up late reading with all the lights on.

Copyright © NICOLE AUSTIN, 2012
All Rights Reserved, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.

Claire ran a brush through her hair, grabbed the checklist and walked the few blocks. A cheery bell tinkled as she opened the door to find the ice cream parlor empty. She picked a table facing the glass shop front and waited.

Did Mason do this to her on purpose? She always seemed to be waiting on him. She understood his business was relatively new and required long hours. Still, constantly waiting grew old fast.

When his Bronco pulled up outside she glanced at her watch. Fifteen minutes late. He strolled toward her table, calm and in control.

“Hello, Claire.” No apology. Mason simply nodded toward the refrigerated cases. “Did you pick a flavor?”

“Not yet.” Hearing the irritation in her voice, she made an effort to lighten her tone. “I was waiting for you.”

He held out a hand to help her up and didn’t let go as they perused the offerings. Once they each had a cone they sat on a bench outside. Mason looked over the checklist without comment then locked it in his car.

“It’s a nice day. How about a walk?”

She nodded and they took a leisurely stroll, stopping every so often to window shop. As usual, Mason was in no hurry, their conversation casual.

“Why did you become a property appraiser? What drew you to the business?”

“I used to be a real estate agent, which was an okay job but I’m not a good salesperson. I do like buildings though, especially older ones.” She thought back on her childhood daydreams, how she’d stand outside a building and try to picture the interior layout.

“My friend works in a bank and complained about the excessive wait for appraisals because no one in our area did them so I checked into it.” She licked her ice cream for a moment as she remembered how everything had just clicked. “Turned out it suited me. I get to make my own hours, meet new people, use my math skills and indulge my curiosity.”

Mason nodded as if he read more into her explanation than she’d said. “And how did you discover you were a submissive?”

She didn’t even attempt to hold back a wicked grin. “Guy I was dating got invited to a munch and took me. The more I learned about BDSM the more interested I became. At first he was into it, thought it was fun. After a while he lost interest but I didn’t.” She shrugged. “We broke up and I continued to explore. Like the job, it suited me.”

Yes, there was a great deal more to it but same as with her job, getting into BDSM she’d felt the pieces click into place.

“So you’ve always been happiest when seeing to the needs of others. A true, natural submissive.”

Claire stopped in her tracks and stared at Mason for a long moment. How the hell did he do it? A bit of general small talk and he saw deeper into her heart than lifelong friends ever had. Deeper than even she had seen.

“You adapt, changing yourself to please those you love.”

He dropped that bomb so casually, as if making a general observation but getting right to the heart of the matter. And it made sense. It put several pieces of her life together. Made her take a second look at the big decisions and changes. Each and every one had been sparked by the needs of others.

At heart she was a nurturer, a caretaker. When someone she cared about needed something, Claire did whatever she could to fill the need. She’d done so her entire life and never made the connection.

“When’s the last time you did something because it pleased you?”

Good question. Racking her brain, she came up blank. She couldn’t think of one instance where something she’d done had been just for her. As she thought, Mason’s ice cream melted, a slow-moving river of chocolate rolling over his fingers.

Her first instinct was to reach out with her napkin and wipe the chocolate away for him. But what did she want? What would please her?

She’d love to taste both the ice cream and Mason.

Claire took a step closer, held his wrist with her free hand and acted without overthinking it. She moved even closer, stuck out her tongue and watched his expression from beneath her lashes as she slowly licked the chocolate from his hand.

Mason’s intense, ice-blue eyes heated, filling with lust. When she reached the top of his hand, she swirled her tongue around the ice cream, imagining it was his cock. She circled the scoop of chocolate, humming in appreciation of the flavor. His entire body tensed and she knew he pictured the same thing she did.

Glancing down, she noted the hard length of his erection outlined by the faded denim extending from his groin all the way across his right hip. Long and thick and hard.

Meeting his gaze, she blurted out what was on her mind. “It would please me to taste you, Mason. To drop to my knees, wrap my fist around your shaft and suck your cock to the back of my throat.”

He closed his eyes and his Adam’s apple bobbed as he swallowed hard then took several slow, measured breaths.

A naughty grin tugged at the corners of her lips as she watched him struggle to regain his composure. That little crack in his hard veneer gave her wicked ideas. She wondered how much teasing it would take to push Mason over the edge and out of control. Finding out would be fun.

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  1. Thanks so much for having me on you blog, Brenna! :D

    1. Are you kidding??? It's my pleasure and honor. I think you're pretty terrific.

  2. I've already told Nic that I thought Fatal Submission was a great read. The Erotic Horror sub genre is totally new to me and Nic's book was a great introduction. I don't think I would have tried an Erotic Horror story if Nic hadn't released Fatal Submission to tempt me.

    1. Thanks so much, Margie! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. It was definitely a different writing experience but I'm so glad I did. :D