Multi-published author of scorching hot romance, Karen Erickson aka Sticky Bun, is here today to play with the Smutketeers! We’ve played with her before in person, but never on our blog, so this is a first for all of us (and there aren’t a whole lot of firsts left for this smutty lot, so this is a treat!).
Why do we call her our Sticky Bun? R.G. gave her the name, but it’s so cute that it stuck (pun intended), and we do like all things sweet and sticky…But we’re not going to explain ourselves. In fact, we want you to guess! Tell us why you think she’s called Sticky Bun.
The most creative answer will win an ecopy of Jesse’s Girl by Karen Erickson. A winner will be chosen tomorrow at noon PST and announced here in the comments. So be sure to check back to see if you’ve won! Don’t be afraid to be smutty! All for Smut and Smut For All!
Now, on to the interview…
~Sticky Bun, your next book, FORBIDDEN, is a hot, hot, hot ménage story from Samhain. We love a good ménage! Tell us all about it.
Okay here’s the blurb
Playing With Fire, Book 1
He always wanted what he couldn’t have…
Forbidden desires, secret needs…that’s not what girls are made of. At least, that’s what
Michaela’s past boyfriends told her when she revealed her darkest, dirtiest fantasies. She knows she’s better off without the exes, but she’s lonely—and horny. It doesn’t help that her roommate, Austin, is the most gorgeous man she’s ever laid eyes on. Too bad he’s bisexual…or so he says.
There’s a reason Austin hasn’t been with a woman in a long time. The only one he wants is Michaela. He’s fought his attraction for months, waiting for a sign, desperate to show her she’s everything he wants in a lover. One illicit kiss leads to an explosive night of sex that leaves her wanting more—yet afraid. But Austin is a patient man, more than willing to tear down her boundaries piece by piece. Exposing her to pleasures she’s never known.
Trust leads her to whisper her most deeply held fantasy. One that rouses a new emotion Austin didn’t expect: jealousy. Possessiveness. He’s the only man he wants in her life. And he’ll do whatever it takes to prove it…
It’s about a man who is attracted and loves a person, not necessarily a gender. And though he’s been involved with more men than women over the years, he’s discovered that his attraction to Michaela runs deeper than just a fling. She means something to him and he wants to explore that with her. And he wants to help her explore all of her hidden sexual desires…
~There’s a hint in your book’s warning about ‘delicious punishments’. Can you give us a taste of what that might entail?
Oh, let’s get to the good stuff, right? :) Well, Austin discovers that Michaela likes it naughty so he teases her. Makes her wait, makes her work for it, drives her crazy with wanting him. Nothing too outrageous but he does treat her like the bad girl she is.
~Why do you think ménage-and bi-menage in particular-are so incredibly popular among readers of erotica and erotic romance lately? We know why we like it, but what do you think?
It’s such a fantasy – having all of that attention from sexy men focused on one woman in a traditional ménage. For a bi-menage, I think it becomes titillating, wicked, that everyone shares everything, no barriers, everyone’s happy. And it’s so freeing – no labels, no “he’s a man, she’s a woman, let’s keep it traditional.” Most everyone who reads books with this sort of subject matter would never do anything like this, but it’s certainly fun to fantasize about.
~What else are we going to see from you? What are you working on now, and what’s out next?
I just finished writing a sexy little novella that hopefully our editor (yes I share the same editor as every one of the Smutketeers! Yay!) will enjoy. Tangled, the second book in the Playing With Fire series is coming out January 12th at Samhain. And Tangled is smokin’ hot, just as hot as Forbidden. I had so much fun writing this series. I hope it shows in the books.
~What is a day in your writing life like? We like to imagine you sitting by the pool, a hot cabana boy (or two) flexing their well-oiled muscles in between hand-feeding you grapes and massaging sunscreen onto your….um…shoulders…But, alas, we also know the Smutketeers are more often chained to our computers in flannel pj’s than chained to a bed in silk lingerie. So, confess!
I do have a pool but right now it’s cold and foggy and the only ones hanging out down there are my cats so I don’t think they’d make good cabana boys damn it! I too am chained to my laptop in my sweats, diet Coke by my side as I type my life away. I wish I was chained to a bed in silk lingerie…
~Where can we find you on the Internet? We know Feisty cheats on us and blogs with you on Naughty and Spice. We’re open-minded girls, so we don’t mind…not too much…Tell us about Naughty and Spice, your website, and wherever else you hang out on the Net.
Oh yes, Feisty does the dirty with us over at Naughty & Spice (http://naughty-and-spice.com) and I blog there every Wednesday. I also hang out with The Sizzling Pens (http://sizzlingpens.blogspot.com) every other Monday, another great bunch of super hot writers. You can find all of the latest information on my books, etc. at my website (http://karenerickson.com) and I blog at least five days a week over at my personal blog (http://karenwritesromance.com/blog). I have Twitter and Facebook accounts but lately I’m hardly on them because I’m trying not to be distracted! Those sites are like crack, you can’t stop.
~Do you have any live appearances coming up where stalkers…um…fans…can meet you in person, or online?
I have an interview up over at Book Junkie that was posted on the 13th (a Friday too, spooky!). You can check it out here –
I will also have an interview up on The Romance Studio Blue site for the month of December.
~And now for some quick questions, in classic Smutketeers style:
~sushi or a well-grilled steak? Steak! Yummm…
~beer on tap or something pink and sweet and girly? Pink and sweet and girly. I don’t like beer. Blech.
~mountain lodge ski trip or lounging on the beach ? The beach—I was married on Maui and desperately want to go back.
~ boxers, briefs or commando? Commando
~cozy pj’s or sleeping in the buff? Cozy pj’s – I have kids who sneak into bed with us on occasion still. That’s a little freaky, LOL.
~rope, handcuffs, or silk scarves? Silk scarves
~voyeur or exhibitionist? Voyeur
Thanks for having me Smutketeers! You know how much I love every single one of you. Smooches!
NOTE FROM RG: FORBIDDEN IS AVAILABLE AT MBAM NOW! GET IT WHILE ITS HOT ;)