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Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday's Scintillating Interview

Welcome to Craving Erotic Romance Blogspot.

Today we’re presenting Author: Zoey Marcel!

Thank you for having me, Allyson! It’s good to be here. J
1)      Have you always wanted to be an author?
Since I was eight.
2)      What genre(s) do you write?
I write erotic romance and dark erotica, mostly ménage, BDSM, paranormal, and cowboys. Sometimes I’ll write MF and historical, too. I have plans for some MM books in the future.
3)      Have you ever self published?
No, but I plan to. I’m working on a series that is way too dark to be sent to a publisher, so I’ll have to self-publish that.
4)      Who or what inspired you to write your first book?
My first book was started when I was fourteen. My original inspiration was Gone With the Wind. I rewrote my book, Where the Rebel Flag Still Waves, multiple times. Now it’s pure erotica MFM ménage set during the civil war with paranormal aspects. LOL Definitely different than it was originally.
5)      How many hours in a day might you write?
I don’t have a set number since my toddler dictates most of my time. I go in cycles where I’m focused on writing and pretend there’s no such thing as housework, then I put writing aside for a couple of weeks to work out hard and get on a schedule of cleaning, cooking, and getting errands done.
6)      Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I’m a plotter mostly. There are a couple of books where I just started writing without an outline. I usually make one, though.
7)      Do you ever find yourself slipping away and becoming so immersed in your  story it affects how you relate to others?
Not usually, but I’ve had times where I really just wanted to shut myself in a room and not be bothered while I write during a moment of inspiration. I think that’s fine sometimes as long as you don’t start living that way. In the rare event I do, I know it’s time to take a break and focus on exercise and getting things done.
8)      Are you in any of your books?
Not as a whole character, but occasionally I’ll slip parts of myself into some of my books. One of my heroines, Mellie, from my Men of McKenna Downs serial had my tendency to take empathy too far sometimes to the point of wearing yourself out. I’ve gotten better with that and taking time for myself. It keeps me sane and non-bitchy. J
Occasionally I will slip subtle things into books that are cathartic for me to write. It feels good to put it out there, and I always feel stronger because of it. I think you can be whole again, yet still feel the memories when looking back without letting them cripple you or take over your life.
9)      What do your friends and family have to say about you writing?
They don’t know my pen name. Most of the people I know have very different views than I do and would be scandalized, so I keep it to myself. I know people who’d be fine with it, but sometimes word gets around.
10)  Please share an excerpt from your book that totally spoke to you when you put the words down on paper.
Below is an excerpt from Green Broke Woman (Masters of Black Dragon 1). To me, it’s one of the most touching parts in the book because the heroine, Kayla, has just been through hell and heartache and she comes home after seven years.
I just love this scene because of the lost love getting a second chance. Kayla doesn’t know if Travis and his brothers ever married, so there’s this emotional turmoil of standing there face to face again after all this time, not knowing if he waited for her or if he’s moved on and she’ll never get the chance to show him how much she loves him.
The scene below is in Travis’ point of view when he sees her.
Travis Langley drove the tractor into the barn and parked it
before shutting the engine off. Time for a break. He wiped his
forehead with his arm and climbed down, taking a cool swig from his
water bottle. Leaving the lid off as he held the bottle, he moseyed out
of the barn, allowing the water a moment to settle in his gut.
A small, curvaceous woman coming up the road almost made
his neck snap when his head jerked to look at her. Man, she looked
like Kayla Sanders. Yeah, right. His sweet little Kayla just happened
to decide to come home to him today, wearing—Oh lord, what a
dress. The sleazy black number looked more like a slip. Probably just
some random woman.
He watched her closely, finding his body moving almost
involuntarily toward her. His mouth hung open when he got a better
look at her. It was Kayla. His baby cricket had come home to him. The
plastic water bottle landed on the ground with a muted thunk and an
erratic gurgle of spewing liquid when he dropped it. He quickened his
pace, wondering what the hell he would say to her after being apart
for so long.
Kayla stopped at the split rail fence and just stared at him with
her lips parted. She looked like an adorable, hot librarian or a sexy
nerd with her big black glasses, but they didn't overpower her face.
Rather they seemed to flatter her like she'd been born with them.
She had more tattoos than before. One on each thigh, a portrait
of Marilyn Monroe on the inside of her right forearm, and some word
scrawled all fancy-like on her collarbone, though she was too far away
for him to read it clearly. She had a few colorful tattoos on her left
arm, but not enough to qualify as a sleeve.
The bitty black dress hugged her hourglass figure, and the
cleavage pretty much screamed “Here are my titties”, but he didn't
mind one bit.
Her long, wavy curls of sleek ginger fell soft and free over her
shoulders, flirting with her beyond distracting breasts. Her plump
limbs were tan, and he had to smile at the way she stood barefoot with
her high heels in one hand. She'd always loved running barefoot in the
spring and summer.
He waited for her to speak first, but she just stood there gaping
at him, looking as if she might cry.
“You came back,” he breathed in disbelief.
“I did,” she said, seeming stuck in a state of shock. “Did you
... are you married?” She twiddled her fingers and averted her eyes,
but her voice cracked with the threat of tears. “I … I know you always
talked about getting married and having kids someday.”
“I'm not married, Kayla. I never married.”
The organ in his chest swelled with joy. He wanted to give
noogies to his brilliant, knucklehead brothers for talking him out of
marrying Veronica years ago. He'd just been straight with her and told
her he couldn't promise forever when he'd always love someone else.
She'd been understanding and informed him of a job offer she'd
accepted in Chicago. They'd parted ways on good terms and said
they'd keep in touch, but he knew like she probably had that they
Now Kayla had come back to him, and it was his turn to be
happy again.
She stared at him, blinking rapidly like she wrestled with an
army of tears.
“Jake and Keith never married either.” Travis felt the nurturer
in him stir when he saw the tear dribble down her cheek. He heard the
break in his already softened tone. “We waited for you, cricket.”
She broke down and cried right there in front of him. He
breached the confounded feet between them and threw his arms
around her so tight he heard the air being squeezed from her in a
breathless gasp. She hugged him back and sobbed onto his shirt.
“I missed you so much, girl.”
Kayla squeezed him hard and cried harder. “I missed you, too,
all the time. I thought I was never going to see you again.”
He kissed the top of her head and then lifted his eyes to heaven,
mouthing a soundless thank you. “I always prayed you'd come back to
us, but seven years eats away at a man's morale. Why'd you stay away
so long?”
“Because I was stupid,” she wailed. “I'm so stupid.”
“Shh. No. You're back now. That's all that matters.”
He cupped her cheeks and laid one on her. Her enamored
whimper drove him crazy as he rubbed his lips against the smooth
softness of hers, feeling his sex drive roar to life when her lips parted
for his questing tongue.
He should have kissed her years ago and told her how he felt.
Instead he'd tried to do the right thing even though his smitten heart
had told him it was wrong. And she thought she was the stupid one?
Their tongues twined slowly in a hot, silky caress of saliva and
heart. His possessive side wanted to pin her up against a tree and
show her just how much he'd missed her, but he didn't want to scare
her off. The dirty fun would come later. Right now he just wanted to
hold her and taste her sweet mouth.
She moaned softly and pressed into the erection straining
against his jeans. He deepened the kiss, getting even more excited that
she rubbed her hands up and down his chest through his shirt. When
her thumbs grazed his nipples, electric pulses shot off in every part of
his body.
From: Green Broke Woman (Masters of Black Dragon 1)

Masters of Black Dragon, 1
Kayla Sanders has loved the three Langley brothers since childhood, but her youth and innocence keep them from acting on their feelings for her. Undaunted, she goes to California and seeks the help of Hugh Randall, a Dom, to train her in BDSM so she will be the submissive woman the Langleys want. 
She never counted on falling for the Dom who trains her or on falling for Virgil Paisley, the hot cowboy in a white Stetson who comes to her aid when duty calls Hugh away mysteriously. 
When Kayla returns to Kentucky, Travis, Keith, and Jake Langley profess their love to her. But a predator from Kayla’s past wants her back, and when she least expects it Hugh and Virgil walk back into her life. All five men want her, but none of them are willing to back down. Will she have to choose from among all of them, or is there another way?
Be Warned: menage sex (MFMMMM), BDSM, double vaginal penetration, caning, spanking

11)  Which actor/character(s) would play the starring role? (you can insert pics or just names or both here)
The heroine, Kayla Sanders, was based on a random picture I saw that intrigued me.
Master Hugh was based on actor, Hugh Laurie.
The other heroes were based on country singers.
Travis Langley – Travis Tritt.
Jake Langley – Tim McGraw
Keith Langley – Keith Urban
Virgil Paisley – Brad Paisley

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