Posted by: Jan Bowles - Saturday, 22 December 2012
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Q. Where did you get the idea for Acid Jazz Singer (Hunger Hurts)?
I love stories about conflicted male characters, men with, shall we say … flexible moral codes who manage to do the right thing, sometimes in spite of themselves. They exist on the fringes of society, playing by their own rules. Combine that with the endless options of a paranormal ‘Verse and you have a recipe for high action, intense encounters and the kind of gritty, raw realism I dearly love.
Q. Tell us a bit about the hero and heroine in Acid Jazz Singer (Hunger Hurts).
Actually, what we have is hero and hero(ine). Let me explain. Travis McKenzie is a man with an uncertain lineage, adept at hunting the demons infesting Camden’s mean streets and protecting the only thing he cares about. That would be RayLee, the chief performer and owner of a club frequented by a clientele of whom nightmares are made.
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Here is the 1st Chapter of Master and Inquisitor in its entirety. I hope you enjoy it.
Master and Inquisitor is available from Bookstrand HERE
Beth Beaumont curiously surveyed the imposing brick façade of the large building directly across the street. A pair of huge bronze ravens guarded the impressive entrance to the club. According to the whispers circulating Boston, Club Submission was the place to come for all shades of kink. Beth took a lungful of the early-morning air, savoring the moment as the wind rustled pleasantly through her long, blonde hair. It had been a while since she’d last explored and enjoyed the fetish scene. Now, her self-appointed three-year exile was about to come to an end, albeit on a partial basis, because she was here in a strictly professional capacity.
Three years ago, she could never have imagined wanting to return to the hedonistic delights of the BDSM world, but time was a great healer, and now the draw was proving too strong. When she’d heard of a vacancy for a bar attendant in the exclusive private club, she’d been unable to resist the lure.
Truth be known, financially she didn’t need this job. She already worked from nine to five as a clerk for a national bank in downtown Boston. No, the position being offered by Club Submission was simply a way of reconnecting with people heavily into the lifestyle. She still didn’t know if she could entirely let go of the past. Antonio, her first and only Master, had been her entire world. She was convinced that no other Dom could ever take his place, but she desperately needed to rekindle some of the old magic. Christ, she was just twenty-seven years old. She wasn’t about to give up on life just yet.
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Sunday, 16 December 2012
This year has been good for me. I received a 'Top Earner' award from Siren-Publishing in recognition for being one of their top 25 authors of 2012.
I'm also pleased to announce that as an author I've now sold over 100,000 books with Siren in the past 2 years. I also occasionally write under the pen name of Kayla Knight, so check out my books.
May I take this opportunity to thank all my readers and wish them a
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Friday, 14 December 2012
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Wednesday, 12 December 2012
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Posted by: Jan Bowles - Friday, 7 December 2012
Noble, Nevada is both a town and a contemporary MM novel.
Hello. My name is Erin O’Quinn, and I confess to being hopelessly in love with two men. Trouble is, the men are in love with someone else ... each other! I’ve created some interesting homoerotic couples, but none more interesting than the two who come together in the tiny canyon-nestled town of Noble, Nevada.
Tony Grazzo is a smart-ass recent college grad who comes to town only for the funeral of his mom. He’s ducking a manipulative girlfriend and wondering what to do with the rest of his life. His major was pre-law, but now he finds that his father Carl, an old world Italian owner of a small gas station, seems lost without him.
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Thursday, 6 December 2012
Ethan scanned the compact entrance hall, which had several doors leading from it.
“Which one’s the bedroom?”
She pointed a shaking finger. “That one.”
He took hold of her hand and led her into the darkened room. Ethan flicked on the bedside light, which threw a warming orange glow over the internal area. It was a small room, and her double bed took up most of the limited space. There was barely enough room for a wardrobe and dressing table with mirror. A large assortment of cushions sat atop her bed, an eclectic mix of colors and materials, and a source of great comfort. Late at night, when all alone, she’d cradle them in her arms, dreaming of a better life—a life where she felt whole and safe again.
When she heard Ethan close the door, she turned to face him.
His uncompromising gaze held her captive. “Take off your clothes, and then to show respect for your new Master, I’ll permit you to undress me.”
“Yes, Sir.” Beth nodded her acceptance of his conditions, and slowly started to remove her sexy Club Submission uniform. “Like this, Sir?”
“Look at me while you take them off.”
More coming soon.....
Now available on pre-order at Bookstrand HERE
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Q. What is the working title of your book?
Master and Inquisitor
Q. Where did the idea come from for the book?
This is the 4th book in the Masters of Submission series.
Erotic BDSM romance
Q. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
When Ethan discovers that Beth has been lying to him, the Inquisitor—a darker side to his personality, may be the only way to get to the truth.
Q. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
An agency. Siren-publishing are releasing it on 14th December. This is the link at Bookstrand, HERE
Q. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Q. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
For Ethan I think Paul Wesley would be the perfect actor, while Scarlett Johansson would make the perfect Beth.
Q. Who or What inspired you to write this story?
Truth and lies. What if you want to tell the truth, but can't? And what if you're in a relationship that demands truth from the outset? I decided to follow that thread throughout my book, Master and Inquisitor.
Q. What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
It takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Q. What inspired you to write The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo?
Several years ago while taking a much touted artists tour not too far from my home, I wandered into a barn converted into an artist studio and found a new author sitting beside a stack of books. This curious book with its B-movie cover was all about the Wisconsin werewolf. At the time, I was less fascinated by werewolves than I was by anyone who’d actually managed to get published. In the days before email submissions, eBook publishers, Indy publishers, and self-publishing, I’d spent a considerable sum printing manuscripts to mail in their entirety to the major NY Publishers, and tasted confidence-shattering disappointment as rejection letters came in.
Needless to say, I saw opportunity to learn so I stood and talked to this author. Of course, after picking her brain as best I could, I bought the book. It seemed only right that I do. While my husband drove us from art studio to art studio, I read passages to him. The story was pretty farfetched but entertaining. Eyewitnesses claimed to have seen a wolf walking like a man. We well knew the areas mentioned in the book, and some of the sightings of this weird creature had supposedly taken place over decades. Back home, I went digging for more. Apparently the Ojibwe legends in the Great Lakes region mention a magical wolf or dog that guards burials.
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Monday, 3 December 2012
In this tasty teaser for Master and Inquisitor, I've included the actual recipe for the stunning cocktail that Beth mixes.
Day 12: Beth mixes Ethan a cocktail
Finally, he pushed the sexy, yet intrusive thoughts away, before turning his attention back to the matter at hand. In a slightly amateurish fashion Beth finished shaking the cocktail and then poured it into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. He could tell she didn’t have much bar experience, but that didn’t matter. That could easily be learned. What mattered was her total acceptance of club members and their many kinks.
|Image courtesy of Paul|
“It’s a mixture of orange juice, gin, and Bénédictine.”
Ethan sipped at the exotic-looking concoction. It was a little potent for ten thirty in the morning, but delicious all the same. “Wow, it has a bit of a kick. So does this have a name?”
“Yes, it’s called a Dom Cocktail.”
Warming to Beth, Ethan nodded and smiled. So, the little lady had a sense of humor, too. He raised the glass to her. “I’m impressed.”
Her face brightened. “And if I add a dash of Tobasco it’s called a Big Bad Dom. Antonio invented that. He liked me to make…” Beth suddenly looked a little sad again, and her words trailed away. She turned from him and busied herself by tidying up the bar.
Ethan drummed the glossy black bar top with his fingertips. The slightest mention of her old Master seemed to distress her. Not wishing to upset her again, he gently placed his hand on hers. “Beth, come, I’ll show you around if you feel up to it.”
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Sunday, 2 December 2012
When Beth entered the Hot Zone, Ethan glanced in her direction and called out, “I’ll be with you in a moment, honey.” All the club members had gone home, and she’d just finished tidying up the bar with Todd. He’d made her laugh as they’d replenished the stocks, and she was glad they were still friends, the misunderstanding between now happily in the past.
As she walked over to Ethan, she saw he was busy replacing the leather restraints on one of the bondage tables. Master Cole stood next to him, appearing almost as predatory and brooding as Ethan. They both wore leather pants and vests, but it was Ethan’s beautiful physique and the way his eyes held hers which made the blood pulse through her veins.
During the past two weeks they’d become closer, both physically and emotionally, and she now felt ready to trust him in a scene. Tonight he’d promised to take her back to his place for the first time, and although she felt some trepidation, she was looking forward to it.
More coming soon....
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Saturday, 1 December 2012
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A Free Read just released, and only available on iPad at present:
APP Exclusive: Her Dream Dom (MF)
[Siren Everlasting Classic: Erotic Consensual BDSM Romance, sex toys, HEA]
When thirty-five-year-old Jack Montrose returns to Club Submission for the first time in three years, he’s immediately drawn to Sara Deveraux, a twenty-eight-year-old stunning beauty. Dressed to kill, she’s sexually alluring, and everything he desires in a woman.
A proficient rope player and Master of Club Submission in his own right, Jack Montrose knows how to please a lady. But has he met his match in the sexy woman wearing high heels and latex?
Still smarting from the breakup with her ex who severely compromised her safety during a bondage scene, Sara is undeniably wary of the new Dom in town. Although he’s so self-assured, and handsome, is she really willing to place her trust in him?
Using his skills as a rope player and natural dominant, can Jack convince Sara that he is serious about her safety? Will trust eventually blossom between them?
A Siren Erotic Romance
Check it out HERE
Hopefully it will be on Bookstrand soon.
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Friday, 30 November 2012
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Thursday, 29 November 2012
He smiled and glanced across at her, the headlights from the oncoming traffic seeking out the laughter lines gracing the side of his face. “You really wanna know, huh?”
Ethan shook his head, and laughed. “Okay, honey. If it helps you decide whether I’m an evil sadistic bastard, or just a nice guy who happens to be a natural dominant, then I’ll give you the bullet points.”
“Good.” Beth turned on her side to face him, snuggling into the red leather upholstery of the Mustang, making herself more comfortable as he guided the car across the Charles River at Cambridge Street. Whoever Ethan Strong really was, he made her feel more alive than she’d felt in years.
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Thank you for having me today, Jan! I’ve had a wonderful time on my virtual book tour and would love to celebrate. I’ll be giving away an e-book copy of my new release The Island (Now and Forever 2) as well as an e-book copy of my book of poetry Follow Me: Poetry From the Heart and Soul. The journey that Quinn and Jacob had to go through to find one another closely parallels what is told through the poems. Makes sense when you find out I wrote most of the poems at the same time I was finishing up the first book in the series.
The Island is actually a prequel. It takes us back to a point ten years before book one. Both Quinn and Jacob are at crossroads in their lives. They’ve been through devastating and heartbreaking losses. This is the most pivotal point for them and their foretold destinies. Jacob is actually on death’s door and has to decide if he wants to go on or give up on life all together. Quinn is so lost in her grief from the death of her brother that she’s ready to give up altogether. It’s on the tropical paradise where their hearts and souls can finally mend. It’s the place where they are given the most precious gift from the Gods…the chance to find their happily ever after long before they actually meet back in the Earth Realm. Will they listen to their hearts or will they let their doubts take over and pull them tear them apart once again?
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Day 7: Ethan shows Beth the Inquisitor's Chamber
Like a scene from Alice in Wonderland, they walked hand in hand along the seemingly never-ending landing, until Ethan suddenly stopped outside a large heavy oak door. He moved behind her and circled her waist with his arms, then rested his chin on her shoulder. “Remember what I told you about the Inquisitor, Beth.”
“This is where he satisfies his darkest desires.”
“Uh-huh, this is the Inquisitor’s Chamber. Step out of line, young lady, and the Inquisitor will provide the appropriate form of correction.”
Beth nodded nervously. “I see.” Her voice quavered slightly as she wondered what lay behind the locked door. Appealing to his natural dominance, she lowered her head, and said, “Sir, do I get to see inside?”
“Have you misbehaved, my sub?”
“No, Sir, not today, Sir.” She thoroughly enjoyed her part in the role-play.
“Then this room is strictly off-limits to you.”
She wondered if he felt the tiny tremors coursing through her veins as he wrapped his arms around her even tighter. She guessed he did, because he seemed to know what made her tick.
He tenderly kissed the top of her head. “Don’t worry, little one. I’m sure you’ll always be perfectly behaved in my presence. If you’re a good girl and don’t misbehave, I can’t see a reason I’d ever need to bring you here. I trust I’ve made myself clear.”
More coming soon....
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Monday, 26 November 2012
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Day 5: Ethan asks Beth to mix a cocktail
|A glimpse across the bar at Club Submission|
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Ethan had already decided that if Beth could mix a great cocktail, then he’d give her the job. He guessed he was a sucker for a sad story. “I’m not going to ask you any more questions, Beth. I think actions speak louder than words.”
“Yeah, slip behind the bar and prepare me a drink, honey.”
He loved the way her perfectly shaped brows lifted slightly in surprise. “And what can I get you…Sir?” The way her sexy voice wrapped huskily around that simple three-letter word gave him a hard-on.
“You’ve already told me you’ve had some bar experience in the past, so I’m gonna let you decide.” He flashed her a smile, and watched a pretty blush spread across her cheeks.
His eyes raked over her svelte body as she rose from the leather stool and elegantly sashayed around to the other side of the bar. Man, what he wouldn’t give for a night of sadistic sucking, and fucking with this living doll. He could almost taste how earth- shatteringly great it would be.
More coming soon..........
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Day 4: The interview begins in earnest
“Are you familiar with our club, Beth?” Wearing black leather pants and vest, Ethan relaxed back in his chair, totally at ease with himself and his surroundings. He idly rested a cowboy boot across his knee and gripped his ankle.
“I’ve never been here before, but I’ve taken the opportunity to check out your website. I know all about the separate zones, cool, warm, and hot.”
“Excellent, that shows initiative, I like that.” He seemed to stare at her for a long time, his beautiful green eyes holding hers, before finally saying, “So tell me, Beth, what experience do you have of the scene, and do you play yourself? Andrea tells me you originally come from Chicago and are familiar with the scene there.” Ethan spread his arms wide by way of explanation. “I’m aware my line of questioning may seem personal, and have little to do with working behind the bar at Club Submission, but as you’ll be spending your evenings right in the heart of a highly charged sexual environment, I make it my business to know. The last thing I need is a woman freaked out by what she sees. Are you that woman, Beth? Are you easily shocked?”
More coming soon....
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Day 3: Beth meets Ethan Strong
A series of murals hung from the walls, depicting sexual scenes that she was familiar with. Beth sensed a quickening of her breathing as she stared fascinated at the erotic images.
Two powerfully built men, who she guessed were in their mid thirties, sat at a glossy black S-shaped bar. They were both extremely good-looking guys, and she figured they were Club Submission joint owners, Matthew and Ethan Strong.
Andrea introduced her to them. “Hi, guys, this lady is Beth Beaumont. She’s come about the bar job.”
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Day 2: Beth enters Club Submission for the first time
Her response seemed to satisfy Andrea, because the pretty blonde lady nodded her approval. “Well, we’re not gonna shock you here at Club Submission then, are we, honey. Matthew and Ethan always prefer to hire people who are into the scene themselves. That way staff turnover is kept to a minimum.”
The slim blonde pushed open another set of double doors, and they entered a large, spacious room. The ceiling was double height, with subdued lighting casting shadows into the small enclaves and intimate seating areas. She figured the layout had been specifically designed to give the best possible views of the revolving stage, complete with an iron fretwork slave cage.
More coming soon......
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Wednesday, 21 November 2012
First, I’d really like to thank Jan Bowles for inviting me to answer a few questions for the readers. She’s one of my favorite authors and I’ve been reading her books for quite some time, so for me to be writing here is a delight. I think I’ve read just about all her books and each one gave me such pleasure.
Thanks again Jan….you rock!!!
Debbie, thank you, ((blushes profusely)). I don't normally butt in, but I couldn't help myself. Now to the questions...
Q. How did you come to be published by Siren?
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Here's the blurb:
More coming soon......
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Thursday, 15 November 2012
When thirty-four-year-old Club Submission owner Ethan Strong hires the enigmatic and beautiful young woman to work behind the bar, he’s instantly drawn to the submissive with the sad blue eyes. Twenty-seven-year-old Beth Beaumont’s previous Master died three years ago, yet only now does she feel ready to embrace the lifestyle again. Ethan is instantly attracted to his mysterious new employee, and they soon embark on a D/s relationship that breaks all the rules.
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Wednesday, 7 November 2012
My guest for today is Willa Edwards. She's written several books for both Siren, and Cobblestone Press. Read on to find about who Willa would most like to have dinner with, and what she calls her perfect feline friends.
Q. Where did you get the idea for, Foolish Desire?
Foolish Desire is the fourth book in the Naughty Holiday List series. I’ve had a rough idea of all the characters stories since the series began with Naughty List. Even from our first meeting, Amy is the shy friend, and I loved the idea that she would be into something as crazy as exhibitionism. But I had no idea what I was getting myself into with that idea.
Q. Tell us a bit about the hero and heroine in, Foolish Desire.
Amy Spear, the heroine of Foolish Desire, is very shy. She’s artistic and fun, but prefers fading into the background. That’s why she works in the backstage of the theater. That is until Will comes into the picture and he forces her out of the shadows.
Will Long is your classic class clown. He makes cheesy jokes, loves being the center of attention. He’s the local weather man and has never had a problem with anyone laughing at him, until he meets Amy. He thinks she needs someone serious, not a goofball like him. But he’s completely wrong. A little laughing and an April Fool’s joke gone too far is exactly what she needs.
Q. What are you working on right now and what can we expect from you next?
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Friday, 2 November 2012
Posted by: Jan Bowles - Wednesday, 24 October 2012
My guest today is Natalie St. Clair. Natalie is a self-published erotic author who gives us some insights into making it in the world of publishing. Her book is available for sale from Amazon.
Q. Where did you get the idea for, Pleasuring A Scandalous Marquess?
A. The idea just came to me really. I had been looking for an idea for a novel for days then as I was sitting in my living room watching Jane Eyre the idea of a Victorian governess turned naughty began to quickly form in my head.
Q. Tell us a bit about the hero and heroine in, Pleasuring A Scandalous Marquess.