Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

DR. CHARLEY FERRER VISITS TODAY!!!






I'm so honored today (and the rest of the week) to have as my guest, Dr. Charley Ferrer,  world renowned Clinical Sexologist and the FIRST Latina Doctor of Human Sexuality in the United States. She is the award winning author of BDSM The Naked Truth, BDSM for Writers, and The W.I.S.E. Journal for the Sensual Woman. She has written thirteen books on sex and self-empowerment. She is the founder and host of BDSM Writers Con occurring August 21-24, 2014 in New York City. I met Dr. Charley this past August at the 2013 BDSM Writers Con and I enjoyed the small, intimate conference so much I'm attending next year's. Yes, it was that good.

So, welcome to Between the Pages of Black and White...Let's talk about you and your book, BDSM The Naked Truth.  


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Genre:  BDSM non-fiction


Publisher: Institute of Pleasure

Cover artist: StarBlood & Captured Erotica

Length: 210

Heat rating:  Naked Hot!

Tagline:  For everyone who’s curious about the world of Dominance and submission.


BDSM The Naked Truth is about the intricacies of Dominance and submission. It’s an introduction into BDSM relationships providing information on its unique language, sub-culture and nuances. BDSM The Naked Truth provides the answers as to why men and women are drawn to this lifestyle and its do’s and don’ts. It’s a wonderful book for beginners and the curious seeker. It also provides valuable information on the emotional and psychological connections individuals make in this lifestyle. Plus, it reveals advanced techniques on how to engage in BDSM play, how to “train a slave” and various ways to enhance your erotic pleasure that advanced practitioners will also find helpful.


You also wrote a book for authors called, BDSM for Writers. Can you tell us a little about that book?

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BDSM for Writers is specifically geared toward the needs of an author; providing pointers about scenes and emotional and physical interactions that only individuals in the BDSM lifestyle would know. These tips ensure the characters and scenes the author portrays in his or her novel are accurate and realistic. 

As I mentioned above, I’ve heard the buzz about your upcoming conference, BDSM Writers Con. Can you tell us a little about it and why you created this event?

  
BDSM Writers Con started out as a 3-Day BDSM Intensive for authors to help them learn how to write in this genre. For years I’ve read books that portrayed men and women who were drawn to Dominance and submission as either having suffered some type of trauma during their childhood for which they turn to sadomasochistic activities to overcome; or once our hero and heroine found “true love” or their “happily ever after” in the story, they suddenly realized they longer needed D/s in their life. This made their D/s desires appear pathological and something they needed to overcome when typically, nothing is further from the truth.



After the popularity of 50 Shades, many authors jumped on the BDSM bandwagon throwing in a spanking scene or some type of bondage then declaring their book a Dominance and submission romance when nothing could be further from the truth. Though yes, those are two common activities in the lifestyle, those authors failed to understand the fundamental emotional connections necessary to make the characters desires believable. It’s easy to see which authors did not research the lifestyle and which authors were dedicated to their craft and actually added workshops or researched the topic.  Though romance novels are fiction, the Dominance and submission lifestyle isn’t. Authors should show respect to the people whose lifestyle they are portraying and learn the truths; just as they do (or should do) when writing a regency, or setting their novel in another state or country for instance. 

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Is BDSM Writers Con just for authors or can anyone attend? Please tell us a little about this amazing conference?



BDSM Writers Con is for EVERYONE interested in writing about or exploring the world of Dominance and submission. It’s where fantasy and reality come together! It’s NOT just for authors, it’s for their readers and the general public as well. I expanded the format from the 3-Day Intensive workshop to include workshops for men and women who were curious about Dominance and submission and want an entry point into the lifestyle.



BDSM Writers Con has over 40-hours of workshops and live demonstrations on various aspects of BDSM. There are workshops geared toward authors as well as readers and the general public. For those curious about Dominance and submission who merely want to dip their toes into this uniquely erotic lifestyle, we have various workshops taught by Lifestyle Experts that will cover many aspects of the lifestyle. I invite everyone  to view our BDSM Writers Workshops page for further information.



Best of all, participants will attend various mix and mingles planned where they can interact with their favorite authors and make new ones. Currently we have thirty authors attending such as Desiree Holt, Sorcha Black, Kallypso Masters, two USA Today best sellers and many others. Plus my personal favorite, Joey W. Hill, who is our Keynote Speaker.  And of course, you’re joining us again this year.  *smiles*



Plus, we have a trip scheduled to a private BDSM Club where participants will experience a night of kink in a safe environment where they can ask questions, participate in a little naughty fun, or merely indulge their voyeuristic tendencies. 



I’m looking forward to hosting our first Book Contest for BEST BDSM Book of the Year 2014. We’ve partnered up with publishers: Decadent Publishing, Total eBound, and The Wild Rose Press who have each agreed to provide the winners of our contest with a book contract. I invite everyone interested in writing a BDSM novel to submit their manuscripts. It’s free. Who knows, you may be among our winners. 

(I'm working on an entry. Hope I finish in time. So now for some fun questions for Dr. Charley!)


What is your favorite holiday and why?


New Year’s Eve. Though not officially a holiday, I love it because it serves as a starting point for the year.  A way to set your gage to start over, do better, achieve a dream or two in as little as 365.



Where were you at midnight, on December 31st when the new century started?


I was standing on the Giza Plateau in Egypt with my son. It was the most amazing experience of my life. And the morning of January 1, 2000 at approximately 5:00 a.m., my son and I were the first mother and child to enter the Great Pyramid. An amazing start to a new year—a new century!



I'm jealous. Going to Egypt is on my bucket list.

What is the top thing on your bucket list?


Going to Machu Picchu.



You were just given a yacht. What would you name it?


Decadent Sin  

I LOVE it!

Please complete the sentences:


I love pizza with Canadian bacon & Italian sausage.

I'm always ready for a new adventure.

When I'm alone, I like to walk along the ocean shore.

You'd never be able to tell, but I’m shy at times.

If I had a halo it would be crooked.

Previous Books
Sex Unlimited
BDSM for Writers
BDSM—The Naked Truth 
The Latina Kama Sutra -- Nominated for Best Sexuality Book 2006/2007
The W.I.S.E.  Journal for the Sensual Woman -- Awarded Best Self-Help Book 2002
The Passionate Latina:  In Our Own Words
Sex Con Sabor Latina (A play)
La Latina Kama Sutra: El Guía  Absoluto Para Citas, Sexo, y Placeres Eróticos
Para La Mujer Sensual – Best Self-Help Book 2002


Books Coming Soon:

30 Days of Kink
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Thank you again, Dr. Charley. Let's do it again sometime,


Gray Dixon


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Love and Rapture, Forever--Welcome Isobelle Cate this week

It is with great pleasure I have Isobelle Cate in my dungeon this week. She brings us a taste of Love in Her Dreams, Rapture at Midnight and Forever at Midnight! I'll first test her skills and ask a few questions. Then, I'm turning the whip over to her tell us about three of her books. Enjoy--



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When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?



I first wanted to become a writer when I was a teenager (another
lifetime). I loved reading mysteries and love stories and thought it
would be nice to try my hand at writing but it never took off back
then.



What drew you to write Non-Fiction and Fiction? Do you
prefer one over the other?



I've written both non-fiction and fiction but I felt that I had more
leeway or creative license if I wrote fiction. Both entail a lot of
research – my paranormal stories have a mix of history in them –
but with non-fiction, I cannot bend the facts to my liking or there
will be a lot of academics breathing down my throat! ;)



Of all your characters, who’s your favorite, and why?



I think right now, my favorite character is Deanna Logan from Forever at Midnight. Her resilience after what she had to go through and the sacrifice she was willing to make is something I'd probably balk under. But she was able to carry on despite the hurt and trauma.  That’s something I find admirable.



What about your books? Do you have a favorite? What about it
do you love?



I think Love in Her Dreams would be a favorite because it was
what started it all. Also because I’d like to believe that if you look
hard enough, the man you’re destined to be with is just around the
corner.  What can I say? I’m a romantic at heart. J



What would you love to write someday but haven’t yet?



A Pulitzer Prize winning novel.




Were books a big part of your life growing up? If so, what books
would you say influenced you most as a child?



Oh yes, they were. There were no computers then.  I lived in the province and television shows from the city were a week delayed. The more interesting T.V. shows started at 6pm during the weekend I had a lot of time to read.  I read encyclopedias, the speeches of American orators like Patrick Henry, Edith Hamilton’s Greek Mythology to name a few.  I loved Greek Mythology. I still do. I had this book called A Pocket Book of Verse which two of my favourite poems, The Psalm of Life and The Children’s Hour by Longfellow. This book of poems and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet influenced me the most.  They still do.



What are two things people might be surprised to know about
you?



I can speak three other language apart from English and I’ve learned to write in a little known ancient script which is at least a thousand years old.



When you’re not writing, what do you enjoy doing?



I enjoy reading the works of other authors I admire, walk in the park nearby, watch telly, do a little window shopping.



Three things always found in your refrigerator:



Cheese, Bacon, Milk



Writing is often a sedentary profession. Is there anything you
do to beat stress and keep in shape?



I try to fit a bit of yoga occasionally.  I used to swim everyday but not anymore.



You’re in line at Starbucks. What are you ordering?



If it's Spring:  It's Chai Latte or the semi-skimmed Latte



If it's Summer:  It's Raspberry Blackcurrant Blended Juice Drink



If it's Autumn:  It's the Pumpkin Spiced Latte



If it's Winter:  It's the Toffee Nut Latte



Anything else you’d like to share?



Thank you, Gray, for having me guest in you blog. You’re one of the authors I truly admire and follow.  Looking forward to reading more of your books! Love, Isobelle




Forever at Midnight –The Cynn Cruor Bloodline, Book 2

Roarke catches a glimpse of Deanna in Dac Valerian’s club. He is unable to believe that Deanna is alive when he buried her himself nearly five hundred years before. He searches for her in the streets of Manchester just to prove that he hasn’t lost his mind.  But when Deanna turns up on the street facing the Cynn Cruor’s headquarters, Roarke needs to know why she hid herself from him.

Knowing that her secret can only destroy whatever feelings Roarke has left for her, Deanna remains silent until circumstances force her to reveal everything.

Hearts are broken on both sides but Roarke and Deanna have to work together if they are to find a way of ending Dac and the Scatha Cruor’s power once and for all. Desire rises and passions are rekindled.

Will their pursuit of Dac lead to another chance at happiness?

Or will it forever tear them apart?

Excerpt:

Soon, Roarke ended the kiss. Deanna gloried at the pleasure she felt when gold flecks materialized against his pupils. She touched the sides of his eyes.

“I missed seeing those,” she whispered before cupping his face. He turned to kiss her palm. She sighed. “If only for tonight, make love to me again, Roarke. Make love to me so I can forget.”

She saw emotion flit through his eyes before it was gone. Her heart was in her throat, afraid he would refuse. Then his head bent down.

He kissed her again, but this time it was soft and tender, even while his hand was wreaking havoc with her body. Her clit throbbed when he rolled her hardened nipples with his thumb and forefinger before palming her globes lovingly. She closed her eyes, giving in to the moment, her breath coming out in moans and gasps. Then her mouth opened in a silent cry, feeling his tongue flick and suck on her breasts again. She lost all coherent thought, holding on to his shoulders. Lust thundered through her, lighting her up like a fireball.

Roarke scooped her up and walked through the French doors and into the warmth of the loft. With her face against his neck, she inhaled deeply before flicking her tongue and sucking on the pulse at the base of his throat.

“Where?” he growled, his desire unsuppressed.

Mutely, Deanna pointed to the stairs which led to her bedroom. Instead of using the stairs, Roarke catapulted them to the open room's landing with one jump.

There wouldn't be any recriminations tonight. This moment would be for knowing each other's bodies again. To make up for all the lost time.

Buy Links:
Amazon US http://amzn.to/18Y4QPi



Book blurb:
There is an on-going war between two breeds of immortal warriors who carry human, vampire, and werewolf blood, the Cynn Cruor and the Scatha Cruor. The Cynn Cruor wants to live in harmony with the human race. The Scatha Cruor wants to enslave them. Finn Qualtrough, a Cynn Cruor warrior is on a mission to find Dac Valerian, the leader of the Scatha Cruor responsible for the deaths of many, including his parents. When he pursues three Scatha warriors who can lead him to Dac, he happens upon a woman who awakens a desire within Quinn to claim her as his own.
She is the very essence of his immortal life.
Eirene Spence is an insomniac and a computer genius who loves walking in the park at midnight. She stumbles upon the Scatha Cruor and is almost killed until a handsome stranger rescues her. His touch ignites a hunger inside her that only he can satisfy.
He is her soul.
By some twist of fate, one of Eirene's clients is Dac Valerian. She is able to tell Finn and the rest of the Cynn Cruor where Dac is hiding. Now Dac wants her dead.
Will Finn be able to keep Eirene alive and at the same time fulfill his mission? Will Eirene's wish to be part of Finn's life come true knowing that he is destined for someone else?

Buy links for Rapture at Midnight:
Amazon US http://amzn.to/1chcEQo
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/13ZDhsU

 


Blurb Love in her Dreams:

Alec and Tamsyn know they are meant to be together though they have never met. And yet their passion for each other consumes them when they dream.
Alec knows that Tamsyn is the woman for him, but finding her at the moment is an impossibility. Or is it?
After resigning from her job, Tamsyn takes a break in Scotland when she feels the presence of the man who haunts her dreams. He is tangibly near and in Edinburgh. The sex they have in her sleeping moments becomes more real. But how can she find him in the streets of Edinburgh when the only thing she remembers is his touch, his scent, his passion?

Secret Cravings Publishing:  http://bit.ly/15zacRg

Amazon US:     http://amzn.to/18wDtOY

Amazon UK:    http://amzn.to/15cFFKe

Author bio:  
    Isobelle Cate is a woman who wears different masks. Mother-writer, wife-professional, scholar-novelist. Currently living in Manchester, she has been drawn to the little known, the secret stories, about the people and the nations: the English, the Irish, the Scots, the Welsh, and those who are now part of these nations whatever their origins. Her vision and passion are fueled by her interest and background in history and paradoxically, shaped by growing up in a clan steeped in lore, loyalty, and legend.
    Isobelle is intrigued by forces that simmer beneath the surface of these cultures, the hidden passions, unsaid desires, and yearnings unfulfilled.



Thanks again for being my guest this week, Isobelle!
Until next time, stay naughty my pets . . .
GRAY