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Monday, April 28, 2014

Getting Personal With Author Saloni Quinby

This week we’re Getting Personal with Author Saloni Quinby. Saloni stopped by to talk about the writing life and share an excerpt from her HOT new Male/Male BDSM sci-fi/fantasy novel Whips and Chains – book 1 in the Weapons of Redemption series.

Saloni is also offering a chance to win a pdf download of one of the books in her Weapons of Redemption series. To enter, just comment on this post within three days of the April 28th interview!

About Saloni Quinby
The child of a painter and a psychic dreamer, Saloni Quinby feels spirituality and storytelling go hand-in-hand. She loves the scent of gardenia, the sound of wind chimes and the taste of honey. By listening to what isn't said, she creates works based on unspoken desires. Saloni prefers blurred gender lines and many varieties of romance. In a world where passion must at times be restrained, she believes erotica is a pleasure to be shared. With her stories she would like to make her fantasies yours and hopes you enjoy the ride. She also writes under the name Kate Hill.

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And now, let’s get personal with author Saloni Quinby!

What’s the best part of being a writer?
To me the best part of being a writer is creating characters and worlds I love and hoping others enjoy them too.

What’s the most challenging part of being a writer?
Deciding which idea to work on next. Sometimes I feel like the characters are fighting a battle in my head for whose story is next to be told.

What’s the most challenging part of writing erotic romance?
Finding variance. Every character is different and expresses their love in their own way.

What is your writing process?
I like to work with a loose outline so I know where the story is going, however I need to leave some wiggle room for the inevitable changes that happen while the story is being written.

Where do you write?
I do most of my writing at home at my desk. I always keep a notebook with me, though. When a scene pops into my head, I like make note of it or if possible write it then and there.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
Value your individuality.

What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on two erotic science fiction romances from two different series. Usually I like to work on just one story at a time, but the battle in my head between the lead characters of both stories ended in a draw this time.

What is your most current release and what is it about?
Last autumn I completed my Weapons of Redemption series. It focuses on five men who were abducted and changed by a vampire pirate. Now they use their powers to help other victims. Each man has found his own way to cope with the pain and guilt of his past. The last book in the series focuses on the villain, giving his side of the story and opening up the possibility of redemption for him.

How did you come up with the title?
The five vampire rebels used the skills they perfected under the control of their cruel master and now use them to protect others, so they have actually become weapons of redemption.

What’s your ‘guilty pleasure’?
Horror movies! Truly I’m not all that guilty about it, but I’ll watch just about any type of horror movie. I especially love grade B horror/action movies.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I enjoy working out, watching movies, reading and spending time with my family and pets.

Describe your perfect evening.
A fun workout, a warm shower, a simple dinner and a good book!

Where’s the one place in the world you’d like to visit?

Favorite swear word?

Favorite food?

Favorite book?
That’s a really hard question. There are too many to list, but right now I’ll go with The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux.

Favorite author?
Another hard question! Again I have too many to list, but at the moment I’ll say Alexandre Dumas for classics and Jack Greene for current.

Do you have any pets?
I have two dogs and two cats, all rescues and all fantastic!
Thanks for stopping by, Saloni and for offering our friends a chance to win one of your wonderful novels!

And now, Darlings, spoon up a big bowl of peas and enjoy a taste of Whips and Chains!

About Whips and Chains
Five men, enslaved by a vampire pirate and forced to do his bidding, rebelled against their master and earned the wrath of a monster. Now, while plotting to destroy the man who, centuries later, still thinks he owns them, they use their powers to protect other victims.

In a seedy underworld of sex and violence, a serial killer is stalking men and Guy is called upon to find the murderer. Ryan, a professional Dom known as the Beast Tamer, specializes in meting out pleasure and pain to oversized men. While undercover, Guy and the sexy young man with a mysterious past become lovers, but is Ryan the next victim or is he the killer?

Usually Guy had complete control over his body, but Ryan did something to him. Throughout the meal, when Ryan looked at him a certain way or made simple gestures, such as moistening his lips or handling his silverware, Guy's cock stiffened and he tingled everywhere. A few times he had to restrain himself from reaching across the table, kissing Ryan and fucking him then and there.

He wondered what it would be like for them. Would they end up fighting each other for dominance? Probably. Although Guy wanted to draw information from Ryan, he didn't relish the thought of breaking his spirit. A man like this probably wouldn't take well to being forced into submission, or even lured into it, but Ryan had no chance of winning a battle of wills against a vampire.

Yet Ryan's pleasure or Guy's wasn't the issue here. People were being murdered and Guy needed to do everything in his power to stop it.

After dinner, Guy and Ryan split the bill and headed back to the dungeon.

"This was an interesting evening," Ryan said when they stopped outside his door.

"We should do it again."


Ryan's huge blue eyes stared into Guy's, drawing him in. He and Ryan simultaneously grasped each other's faces. Their mouths met in a hungry kiss. Guy groaned. The pressure of their kiss opened the cut on Ryan's lower lip. Guy licked and sucked it, relishing the taste of his delicious blood.

Like what you’ve read so far? Find out what happens next. Buy Whips and Chains today from Changeling Press, All Romance eBooks and other fine eBook retailers

To enter for the chance to win a pdf download of one of the books in the Weapons of Redemption series (winner’s choice of title), please leave a comment. A winner will be drawn three days from the day of this original post.