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Monday, June 11, 2012

Interview & GIVEAWAY with author Amber Skyze

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Interview & GIVEAWAY with author Amber Skyze

What’s up peeps? Continuing Ellora’s Cave Feature Month today with Week 2. Yay! I has excitement! Remember, the author may have been previously published with EC or is currently published with EC. Either way you will be learning an awful lot about the Ellora’s Cave authors this month. I hope you will continue to join us for this exciting adventure! You are sure to find it very entertaining!

My next EC author is Amber Skyze. Here is her bio from the EC website.

**BIO**

From a very young age, Amber Skyze began making up stories–the only child syndrome. Had anyone asked her back then if she would write when she grew up, she’d have laughed. It wasn’t until raising children and reading all those romances that she decided–hey, I can write these. Then she discovered erotica and found her calling.

When not crafting hot, steamy tales, this New York transplant now resides in Rhode Island with her husband (the inspiration behind her stories), three children who force her to work a day job, and three dogs. She’s thrilled to join the authors of Ellora’s Cave.

Please help me welcome:

**AMBER  SKYZE**

**INTERVIEW**

Your bio states that you used to write stories at a young age. How have the storylines changed from then until now?
When I first started writing I wrote books like Danielle Steele. Today I’m writing erotica. :o)

Quite a switch! Marriage, raising children, and reading romance sounds familiar. And you say that your husband is the inspiration for your books. Seriously? Even when you have a bad day? I know from experience mine can be less than inspiring at times. LOL
LOL Yes, he is an inspiration, but of course there are days when I’d like to kick him in the butt!

*snort* I understand completely! What was it about erotica that called to you?
The appeal of living out sexual fantasies and at the time it was taboo.

*coughs* Some might argue that it still is. Although those are usually the closet readers. LOL How has your life changed since becoming published?
Not much. I’m not making enough to support a full time career.

I hear that a lot, but I like that you can incorporate it into your RL so that we have more terrific stories to read. What is your typical day like?
I get up around 4-5am, write until I reach my 1k goal minimum or the baby wakes up. Then at 8am it’s time for the dreaded day job. The only positive is I work from home so I can slip in writing sometimes.

Nice … and 4am sure comes quick. I frequently groan to the sun to give me more time. Tell us a little about your current release I WANNA SEX U UP.  
I WANNA SEX U UP is a contemporary erotic romance. It revolves around a home makeover show called Room Makeovers. If you like the Home and Garden or DYI channel, you’ll enjoy the story. (at least I hope you will)

Sounds fun! Any upcoming projects you would like to tell us about?
I have two books coming this summer. They’re co-authored with Katalina Leon. They are paranormal erotica. After a reunion in Salem MA four friends will go on journeys to find their true mate.

I like it! How do you keep in contact with your readers?
I have a newsletter, blog and website.

What is your favorite thing about this book?
I love DYI television shows and find a few of the hosts sexy. I had to write a book around one of them. J

Oh yeah! Them H&G Mens are Delish! *nods* When did you begin your journey as an author and what pulled you in the direction of writing?
I began my career in 1993. I was home raising small children. I did a ton of reading and thought, “I can do this.” How naïve I was. It’s not as easy as I thought.

I think that is a common misconception. I have close friend who are published and it really is a job … but hopefully one the author loves. How do you celebrate when you finish a novel?
I treat myself to new music on my iPod or a new book.

What are you reading now?
I’m currently reading Cathy McDavid’s X-treme Dating.

Any favorites you tend to go back to?
No, I have a hard time reading books more than once.

Any advice you’d like to share for aspiring writers?
Don’t give up. If you want it, don’t give up.

Word! I f you could travel back in time, where would you go and who would you meet? I’d go back to the Tudor era. I’m so curious about Henry VIII

Do you have any other hobbies or interests besides writing?
I’m interested in private detective work.

Snap! That is kind of what you do when you write, yes? So in a way writing is fulfilling an interest. *grins* Salty or Sweet?
Both

What is your favorite drink?
Corona, no lime

What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas

*probes your mind* I feel a Christmas, private eye, erotic novel forming in your mind. Favorite place you have ever visited?
St. Joseph’s Church in Montreal

M&M’s or Skittles?
M&M’s

Long hair or short hair on a guy?
Long

Caffeine or Decaf?
Caffeine

Almond Joy or Mounds?
Almond Joy.

Favorite meal?
Surf and Turf.

Eh? PLEASE EXPLAIN! Tell us one random piece of information that you could have lived your whole life without ever knowing?
That a person will swallow at least six or seven spiders(while sleeping) in their lifetime.


*gags* Of course you have to mention my phobia. Okay. Nightmares tonight. Thanks for that. *shudders*

I want to thank Ms. Skyze for appearing today and for taking the time to answer my questions. Ms. Skyze has several books out with Ellora’s Cave. If you visit her website at the link included in the interview, you can check them all out. But for today, I would like to share just a few of her Ellora’s Cave titles with you.


**PRETEND  WITH  ME**
**Freedom Fantasies Series, Book 1**


**BLURB**
After threatening divorce, Paige gives up her fantasy of hot sex with two men, especially when Tommy, the other man she wants to have sex with, is the reason for her divorce threats. When Paige confesses she’s considering leaving Jed to her best friend and owner of Freedom Fantasies sex club, life takes an unexpected turn. Paige finds herself pretending she’s having a hot, sordid affair.

Paige appreciates all the pleasures she’s unable to find at home. Being spanked in the corner, tied to the bed or getting it on in the shower, Paige experiences more orgasms than she thought possible. To heighten the excitement, her pretend lover brings in a friend…



**SPEND  THE  NIGHT  WITH  ME**
**Freedom Fantasies Series, Book 2**


**BLURB**
Memories of her deceased fiancé no longer so painful, Brooke is determined it’s time to move on. She goes to Freedom Fantasies in search of someone who will rock her world—for one night only.

She’s not prepared for young, sexy, funny Liam. He’s wants to explore the limits of pleasures Brooke didn’t know existed. Their sexual experiments and seductions leave each other breathless. But Brooke still isn’t certain she’s able to let one night turn into many.


**PLAY  WITH  ME**
**Freedom Fantasies Series, Book 3**


**BLURB**
Dressed only in matching blue lace bra and panties, Kim hopes to lure David, her one true love, to the voyeurism-exhibitionism room. She’s dying to pin him to the bed and ride him all night long. She has a drawer full of condoms. All he has to do is show up.

David doesn’t mix business with pleasure, yet when he discovers Kim’s vibrator he can’t get the image of it nestled inside her out of his mind. He fights to keep his hands off her soft, silky skin, but knows it’s a losing battle.

When the co-owners of Freedom Fantasies finally get together in their playground, sparks are sure to fly.


**GETTING’  LUCKY**


**BLURB**
A story in the Cougar Challenge series.

Marcy Brown can’t get enough of Lucky, her massage therapist. Lucky’s fingers always linger dangerously close to…sensitive areas, and ignite a fire she can’t ignore. Marcy isn’t looking for a relationship, but a friend with benefits would be right up her alley. The women of her fave blog, Tempt the Cougar, swear by younger men, but Marcy doesn’t want to train someone. She wants a man who can give her orgasm after orgasm.

Lucky offers to be her secret lover and help her realize all her fantasies. With Lucky, Marcy discovers the thrill of sexual positions and taboos she’s been missing out on—up to and including sex with two gorgeous men at once.

All bets are off when this Cougar is challenged to get her growl on.

**EXCERPT**

“Isn’t he hot, sweetie?”
“Mom!” Marcy groaned.
“What? Is there something wrong with me thinking the young doctor is sexy?”
“Mother, please.” Not that there was anything wrong with her admiring the younger doctor. Shit Marcy fantasized about younger men, but she kept it under wraps. She didn’t speak the words out loud.
Marcy wished she could crawl under a rock and die. They were in the recovery room. Her mother had just undergone surgery for her broken wrist. It wasn’t like they were alone. The room was full of other people who had come from surgery too, along with their family members. Marcy looked around to see if anyone else was listening to her mother’s tirade. She couldn’t believe her mother was talking about how hot the doctor was in front of all these people. Christ, he was young enough to be her son, possibly grandson.
“Thank you,” the doctor said. “Now I want you to rest for the next few days. No using those fingers, either. You need to give your body time to recuperate.”
“Anything you say, Doctor.”
Marcy watched as her mother made googly eyes at the doctor.
“Do you make house calls?” she asked, reaching out with her good hand to touch him.
He chuckled.
“They don’t allow us to go to patients’ homes, but I’ll see you in a few days at my office. All right?”
“If you insist.”
“I’ll see you soon.” He patted her mother’s leg before rushing off to his next patient.
Marcy looked down at her mother.
“I can’t believe you just said those things to the doctor, Mother,” she whispered.
“It’s all right, Ms. Brown,” the nurse said. “There’s nothing to be ashamed of. Lots of women enjoy the company of younger men.”
Not my mother and certainly not me. Though she couldn’t deny the growing attraction she’d been feeling for Lucky. Lately every time he massaged her he came dangerously close to her pussy, stirring up tingling sensations she hadn’t felt in a very long time. Thankfully her vibrator gave her the relief she craved after leaving her weekly massages, because she couldn’t risk losing Lucky. Entering into anything sexual with him would cross too many boundaries for her. She might have to change massage therapists and that would be a pity.
“I appreciate your understanding, but that doctor could be her grandson.” She knew she was exaggerating, but seriously. Her mother was too old to be drooling over the doctor.
The nurse laughed.
Marcy didn’t find anything funny about her mother fawning over the young stud. Yes, he was cute, not her type, but nice-looking.
“Stop being so uptight, Marcy. Just because Dan wasn’t smart enough to stick around doesn’t mean you’re a dead fish. You can have a little fun if you know what I mean.” Her mother winked.
Marcy wanted to flee the recovery room.
“It’s the anesthesia.” The nurse patted her hand.
“Thanks.” Marcy looked at her name tag. “Elizabeth.”
“No problem. I have a few things to check on, but I’ll be back shortly. Don’t worry about your mother. Once the anesthesia wears off she’ll probably forget the things she said.”
God she prayed the nurse was right. She couldn’t have her mother talking like this.
“I appreciate your understanding.”
The nurse nodded before heading off. She returned an hour later.
“Here are your discharge papers,” Elizabeth said. “And here’s something just in case your mom is serious.”
Marcy took the business card.
“Tempt the Cougar? What’s this?”
In a hushed tone, Elizabeth explained. “It’s a blog where women who want to experience the thrill of younger men gather.”
“Oh no. My mother definitely doesn’t need this.” Marcy attempted to hand the card back to her.
“Take it. You never know.”
“I’m sorry, but I do know. This is not something my mother would be interested in.”
Elizabeth shrugged.
“Then keep it for yourself. You never know, you might find it interesting.” She rushed off before Marcy could object.


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So what do you think? If you liked those blurbs, or you want to know more about Ms. Skyze, please visit her website. And if you are interested in the books, support these awesome authors and buy their books. You can find out more about the mentioned Ellora’s Cave titles by clicking here: Amber Skyze.

I hope you all enjoyed getting to know a bit about Ms. Skyze and her EC titles. Please feel free to leave a comment or question for Ms. Skyze in the comment section below. We love hearing what you think and finding out what you want to know! AND Ms. Skyze has generously offered a digital copy of I WANNA SEX U UP to one lucky commenter. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form to be entered!


**DA  RULEZ**

One commenter will be drawn at random to receive a digital copy of I WANNA SEX U UP, by Amber Skyze. Must be 18 or older to enter. Contest open to international so  long as you have a valid e-mail address! Reader’s Edyn and participating author are NOT responsible for lost or damaged items. Anyone may be disqualified at any time so be sure to follow directions to avoid disqualification. No substitutions allowed. Contest ends July 1st at midnight MST. That means you will have through June 30th to enter. When the clock strikes midnight on the 1st, the contest will be over. Winner will be contacted by e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Odds of wining depend on the number of entries received. Be forewarned! *serious face* Those who enter and do not follow the tasks properly will have their entries removed. *peers closer* Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I. Will. Check. Them. Not trying to be a pain, Sorry.


 

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Until next time …
HAPPY READING!!!

32 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me. :o)

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    1. Ms. Skyze ~ You are more than welcome. And thank you very much for your contribution to this fantastic month! I appreciate youe effort more than you know. :)
      ~K

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  2. Amber has so many great books with more coming. She has so earned a day by the pool with a Corona and lime!
    XXOO Kat

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    1. Hi Katalina ~ That she does. Hopefully this summer you will have time to read many of her books. You'll have to let us know what you thought. :)

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  3. I love to finally be able to wear sandals again. After many months of heavy socks and rain boots I am thrilled to wear something cute again. I'm so glad Summer is here.

    Geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. I hear ya, Stacie. I love wearing sandals.

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    2. Good call Stacie! I love sandals also. It snows where I live, so I get to wear the sexy furry heel boots all winter long and I love them, but there is nothing like slipping into sandals really quick and getting to forget about socks altogether for a while. :)

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  4. I need to load Pretend With Me onto my Kindle; my Sony froze on the first chapter! And I didn't realize how many of your books I still need! And as for hunky DIY men...Jason Cameron. Yuuuuuummmmm!!!

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    1. Jason Cameron is nice, but I have always had a soft spot for Ty Pennington. *wink*

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  5. You wrote: "I get up around 4-5am, write until I reach my 1k goal minimum or the baby wakes up. Then at 8am it’s time for the dreaded day job. The only positive is I work from home so I can slip in writing sometimes."

    Except for the baby part, you sound like me! Don't you just love mornings when it's cool and quiet and you can be with your characters. :)

    Congrats on your release, Amber - may you burn up the Net with your sales!!!

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    1. I love quiet mornings, Tina :)

      Thanks for dropping in.

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    2. Hi Tina ~ I love the cool mornings with the quiet and "reading" with the characters I enjoy; you know, since I read rather than write. *wink* Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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  6. What I enjoy most about summer is that birthday kicks it off and I get to go on vacation and indulge myself:) Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Yes, we have lots of birthdays in the summer. :)

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    2. Yadkny ~ What a fun way to kick off the summer! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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  7. Wonderful interview. I love to write in the morning when the rest of the world is just waking. Of course, I don't have a baby so it's easier for me. :)

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    1. LOL It was easier for me for many years N.J.
      I still wouldn't change it for the world. :)

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    2. Hello Ms. Walters ~ Great to see you hopping in! I am so glad that you enjoyed the interview. I had a lot of fun coming up with those questions. :)

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  8. Great interview! I love being able to ditch the coat! and heavy shoes!!

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    1. Hi Foretta ~ The interview was a lot of fun! Thanks so much for stopping by and having fun with us. I love my furry coat and sext boots, but it is nice when it gets warm enough to put the flip flops back on. :)

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  9. We seem to have more family get together's once bbq season kicks in, and I love that.

    Great interview, Amber.

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    1. HI Cathy ~ I agree. The interview was a lot of fun. And how great that you and your family get together over the summer season. I miss family bar b q's now that we have all spread out around the US. Good for you!

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  10. Hey there Amber~
    Great interview! You know your books are 'must buys' for me! I can't wait to read your upcoming releases!

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    1. HI Tessie ~ I love bringing authors to new readers through my blog, but I also love hearing compliments to authors from readers like you who dub them "must buys". That has got to be one of the highest compliments that an author can receive, And as a person who values opinion, also great to know. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    1. Hi Dusty ~ I was never a fan of camping because of a bad experience with another family when I was young. Came to find out after I married my husband that we were NOT camping. Interesting. I have since changed my opinion about camping and find that I enjoy it quite a lot; expecially because I am grilling-deficient and DH has to do the cooking. LOL As long as I have a stash of books, I am good to go. Last time I made a run to town to buy more books because I ran out ... and discovered Lisa Kleypas. So you see, camping too brings readers to authors. LMAO! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

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  12. I love swimming and hanging out by the pool reading. Oh, and being able to go barefoot or with flip-flops/sandals.

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    1. Hi June ~ Pools are ano-go for me. I am either Casper white or crispy dragon red with zero in-between. But ... I do enjoy sitting in the shade watching the kids play outside while I read. The only thing I need is a solar-powered iPad for the fricking battery that likes to run out. *nods* Enjoy your pool time! And thanks so much for stopping by!

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  13. Swimming and outdoor music, definitely!

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    1. Oh yeah ~ getting to enjoy the weather and listen to some tunes is a bonus. Thanks for sharing, Christy! Good luck to you in the contest.

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