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Monday, November 25, 2013

Getting Personal With Author Kathy Kulig

This week we’re Getting Personal with Author Kathy Kulig. Kathy stopped by to talk about the writing life and share an excerpt from her sizzling BDSM romance “Summer Sins.

Kathy is also giving away a great prize package. Enter below!

About Kathy Kulig 
Kathy Kulig is the award-winning author of erotic romance and erotica. She has authored over a dozen explicit novels, novellas and short stories. She’s a geeky scientist writing steamy tales for hot shoes. Ms. Kulig’s books lean toward the spicier and dark side of romance. She resides in eastern Pennsylvania with her husband and lives in a 100-year-old Victorian home which has a garage built of rejected tombstones.

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And now, let’s get personal with author Kathy Kulig!

What’s the best part of being a writer?
Creating new worlds and new characters and having them surprise me as I write their stories. Also, I’ve made the most amazing friends through my writers groups, Ellora’s Cave and at conferences.

What’s the most challenging part of being a writer?
Finding the time to write. I write every night and weekends. I’d stay up most nights if I didn’t have to be coherent at the day job.

What is your writing process?
My process can change from book to book. Usually, I start with a synopsis and basic plot points. I have a general idea of my main characters—their conflicts, goals, fears and strengths. But the story evolves and changes as I go.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
Many years ago, a creative writing teacher told me I should write a book. I was only writing poems and short stories at the time. I didn’t think I had the skills to write a full novel. It took me a while, but I finally completed my first novel. Now I have 13 titles and a number of awards.

What are you working on now?
I have many projects in the works. I’m continuing my BDSM/ménage TropiX series. I have a Christmas story I’m working on for an Ellora’s Cave themed series, and also few other projects either started or in revision.

What is your most current release and what is it about?
I’m really excited about SUMMER SINS. There’s a lot of emotional angst, trust issues and risk as Emma and Master Adrian struggle to overcome their problems, explore their D/s (Dominant/submissive) relationship and find love. Although Summer Sins is part of a series, each book is a complete and separate story so they can be read in any order. In this story, Emma is researching an article about the new BDSM club called Dark Odyssey for the gossip magazine where she works. Her boss is expecting a revealing and scandalous article. Emma rather not invade the club members’ privacy and hopes to indulge in her own curiosity about the D/s lifestyle. Master Adrian is a surgeon besides an experience Dom. He’s hesitant about getting involved with another submissive after his last sub’s actions nearly cost him his job at the hospital. Adrian’s friends think Emma would be a perfect match for him, but they don’t know she works for the magazine.

What’s your ‘guilty pleasure’?
Rollercoasters. The scarier the better. Dh and I went to Disney World a few years ago and we hit Universal Studios and MGM and went on all the rollercoasters. Great rush!

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I like to workout at the gym, hike, mountain bike, read, movies at home and dinners out.

Thank you, Gabrielle for having me as a guest to celebrate the release of Summer Sins. This book is part of my TropiX series, a new BDSM erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave. It may not be summer anymore, but it’s always summer in South Florida where the story takes place.
Thank YOU, Kathy! It may be cold outside, but, baby, “Summer Sins” is sizzling hot!

And now, Darlings, pour yourself something cool to drink and enjoy a taste of “Summer Sins”

About Summer Sins
Master Adrian Cayne knows how to bring exquisite pain or pleasure to a woman’s body. Before he’ll take on an inexperienced submissive, he expects her to pass a series of seductive tests of increasing intensity to see if she’s receptive to his unique and dark skills. Under his command and relentless determination, she’ll relinquish control to him.
Emma is known to thoroughly research her articles for the tabloid magazine Scandal. Her latest assignment to write about Dark Odyssey, a new BDSM club, is her chance to indulge in her taboo desires for the sex she craves as a submissive. With her job and future career on the line, she has to write a lurid, gossip story. But her heart isn’t in it because she’s falling for Adrian.
Raw and hot passion draws them past guarded limits, but when secrets are revealed, trust will be the final test for true love.
Inside Scoop: Emma’s journey includes public sex scenes and watching a scene with a sadist and masochist.
A Romantica® BDSM erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


When Adrian walked into the foyer he spotted Cynthia and the redhead standing next to her. His body immediately responded with a tug in the gut and a tightening in his groin. She was a tad shorter than Cynthia, which would put her at about five-seven. The green dress molded to her curvy body, athletic but not skinny. Fair skin gleamed with a natural glow. He lived in Florida but he was as pale as some of the snowbirds. Carter was right, he worked too damn much.
As if she sensed his perusal, she looked his way and made eye contact. Confident, intelligent eyes, but slightly vulnerable. As a sub, she’d be perfect if that was her inclination. He didn’t like subs who had no mind of their own. They were overly dependent, needy. Too bad she had no experience.
     “Hey, Emma.” Carter walked over and gave her a kiss on the cheek. “Meet our friend, Adrian Cayne.”
     They shook hands and exchanged greetings. For a newbie she didn’t seem that nervous or managed to cover it up well.
     “Emma is a caretaker at an animal shelter,” Carter said. “And Adrian’s a doctor.”
     “What specialty?” Emma asked.
     “Neurosurgery,” Adrian said. “What kinds of animals have you cared for?”
     “Mostly dogs and cats. When I worked at Animal Kingdom, I had a chance to work with all types.”
     “What brought you down here?” Adrian asked.
     “It was… A number of things brought about the relocation.” She didn’t explain.
Maybe she moved with a boyfriend and it didn’t work out. He wasn’t going to press.
     “I just love this room,” Cynthia said, changing the subject as she gazed out toward the ocean. “It’s still quiet, but on busy nights, this room is full of guests. You usually won’t see couples or groups having sex out here, just touching, sometimes getting naked. Hard core stuff goes on in the rooms.”
     “Has anyone explained the rules yet?” Carter asked Emma.
     “Not completely.”
     “An open door is an invitation to watch,” Adrian offered. “Those playing inside a room must invite you in. Guests can’t just waltz in during a group scene. It’s rather rude and you’ll probably get thrown out. If there are enough complaints, a guest can be asked to leave the club.” He watched her expression. A Dom could pick up the smallest telltales. He focused his attention on her soft, hazel eyes. She was looking at him and around the room, alert, taking in every detail. The muscles in her jaw and long neck were relaxed but she gripped the strap of her purse with a tight fist.
     Adrian had numerous encounters in here over the years. Eager subs anxiously anticipating a scene. Could she be his next eager sub? Or was she a newbie who thought she might like bondage only to freak out the moment she had to give up a little control. That was the disadvantage of taking on a new submissive.
     “Dark Odyssey was overdue,” Carter explained to Emma. “The one semi-bondage room with restraint table and swing was very popular. Patrons kept requesting more rooms with better bondage equipment.” He pointed the way toward a long hallway where the old playrooms were. He described the rules—how no, meant no. If any guest approached her and she told him no and was still pressured, then tell one of the guys in the black TropiX T-shirts.
     Adrian stood beside her. “You’re not saying much?”
     She jumped and looked up at him. “I’m taking it all in. This is new for me.”
     “Adrian!” A woman called from across the room. It took him a moment but he recognized the voice. Every muscle in his body tensed. If he had known she would be here, he wouldn’t have come.
     Jill strutted across the room in killer platform heels and a slinky silvery-white dress that was practically see-through. Her brown hair was longer since he’d seen her last, pulled back from her shoulders. More of her breasts hung out of the dress than were contained. Her rosy areolas showed through the flimsy material. Sliding between Adrian and Emma, her back rudely facing Emma, she put her arms around him and kissed him. “I’ve missed you, Master. So glad to see you’re back. Will you take me to Dark Odyssey this evening?” She lowered her head and slid her hands down his chest.
     Grasping her hands, Adrian gently pulled them away. “Good to see you, Jill. I’m with friends this evening.” He stepped back to introduce Emma, Cynthia and Carter.
     Jill gave Emma a quick up-and-down glance and apparently decided she wasn’t competition. “Would you like me to give you all a tour of Dark Odyssey?” She hooked arms with Adrian.
     “Thanks, Jill, but Cynthia and Carter will be giving us a tour.” He knew how possessive and needy she could be and he didn’t want to get into that now.
     Jill’s expression hardened with a forced smile. “Enjoy the tour. I’ll talk to you later, Adrian. I’ll be down here for a while unless I meet someone.”
     “Have a good evening,” he said. The others, including Emma said goodbye.
     “I didn’t know she was going to be here,” Cynthia said, obviously concerned.
     Across the room, two men and a woman on one of the sofas fondled one another.     The men groped her breasts and between her legs. A second later, her blouse was off and one man sucked her nipples. The woman had her hand down one guy’s pants while kissing the other man. Adrian noticed Emma watched them with parted lips.
“Anything appeal to you? Or offend?” Adrian asked.
     “I like the openness and sensual atmosphere,” she said. “I feel safe. I’m not sure if I’d get into the group thing. Although, I can’t say I wouldn’t try it. But what always interested me was bondage. I don’t claim to understand it, but I’m intrigued by it.” She took in a deep breath and let it out slowly. Her hands were grasped tightly together.
     Adrian noticed everything. A twitch of a muscle was a clue when he was pushing his partner toward her limit. Emma had the most expressive eyes, sensual and innocent, but defiant too.
     His groin tightened again and he clenched his teeth. It had been too long since he fucked a sweet sub, drew every ounce of pleasure from her until she moaned in ecstasy. To have a sub willing to surrender, willing to allow him to push her beyond her limits was what he needed badly. Could he have a woman in a vanilla-only relationship? “You have a question? You look confused. Have you not seen a ménage before?”
     “I’ve not watched one before. I was wondering if a Dom has more than one submissive?”
     He smiled. “Depends whether he wants to be exclusive or not.”
     “We’ll show you Dark Odyssey before it gets crowded,” Cynthia said.
Like what you’ve read so far? Find out what happens next. Buy “Summer Sins” today from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other fine eBook retailers

Giveaway: To celebrate the release of “Summer Sins” Kathy is giving away some GREAT prizes including: $25 Gift Card to eBook store of winner’s choice, Free eBooks, and to a US resident, 2014 Ellora’s Cavemen Calendar. Enter below for your chance to win!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to read the rest of Adrian's story. Thanks for the heads up about it.