Eden/Eve: Today we have with us the fabulous Lacy Danes-she’s gorgeous, talented, and sweet, and the author of some of the hottest smut around! She’s celebrating the release of her Samhain book, HOUSE OF SIN, out today from Samhain! The cover is gorgeous, don’t you think? Let’s all give her a big Smutketeer welcome-cocktails and spankings for everyone!
Lacy Danes: I am so delighted to be here at the Smutketeers today!
Eden sent me these fun questions to answer and I thought what a great way to start off my post and let you all get to know a bit about me. Who is Lacy Danes?
Beer or girly drink with an umbrella? Beer… though my favorite is a great vodka martini with marinated sweet peppers instead of olives.
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate! What is vanilla??
Red corvette or dashing steed? Red Corvette.
Exciting evening out at the best restaurant followed by the newest nightclub or romantic evening in with a glass of wine by the fire? Wow that is hard-I LOVE both but if I have to choose, romantic evening in with a glass of wine by the fire.
Boxers, briefs or commando? I love those tight boxer/brief combo undies on a guy!
Vacation on a tropical beach or wintry mountain cabin? Tropical beach.
(Eden interrupts to say me, too!)
Rock concert or symphony? Again I love both but more often I do the rock concert.
Hugs or Kisses? Oh! There is nothing more intimate, insightful and delicious than a kiss.
Rope or Chains? ROPE!!!! Oh My!!! ROPE! :-D
(Eden interrupting again to say that I already knew this about you, but it’s always fun to see you melt at the mere mention of rope…*G*)
Steak or sushi? Love both, but Sushi does top steak.
New shoes or new jewelry? I love to buy new shoes myself. And receive new jewelry. ;-)
Spanker or spankee? Spankee.
2011 has started out so fabulously and what better way to celebrate than with friends and a new book release. House of Sin is one of my favorite stories I have written. I have read a lot of classic Victorian erotica but I had never written a story set in the Victorian period. This was my first attempt at the period and I really enjoyed it!
Here is the blurb about the story and you can read part of the first chapter HERE.
Her most important duty—serve the master’s pleasure.
Emily’s dreams are simple: a life of dedicated service at a respectable estate, and a strong marriage filled with love and devotion for one man. Portage Place, the manor where her parents apprenticed, seems the perfect place to start. Though it is whispered that all is not as it seems behind its grand façade.
The rumors, it turns out, ring with truth. The halls are saturated with sensuality, desire and lust. Despite the scandalous duties she is asked to perform, she is determined not to stumble on what could be her first step toward her dreams. Dreams that, lately, have included the manor’s fiery haired groomsman.
A promise to watch over his younger half-brother brought Adam to Portage Place. For the first time in five years of enjoying the delights of the manor’s unbridled debauchery, Emily’s innocence touches the protector that still lives deep in his core. This house of sin may have ruined him, but he will see to it that it doesn’t ruin her.
It seems, however, that behind every door lurks a conspiracy to bind Emily in velvet chains of desire. Until the only way out is for Adam to take the biggest risk of all…
Most of my stories start out with a scene from the book coming to me in a dream. House Of Sin started out just that way.
Here is a snip from the scene that came to me first…
Sibila sat back on her heels, and her sensuous blue eyes fluttered open. “My turn, Adam.”
“Indeed it is, but let us involve Miss Grey.” He extended his hand to Sibila and helped her to rise to her feet. “Miss Grey.” His emerald eyes, a sliver engulfed by passion, captured her.
May lightning strike me still! Emily’s eyes widened, and her stomach flipped. The desire in those eyes immobilized her and unwantedly inspired a deep repressed part of her soul. In that exact instant, she wanted him to desperately want her. She glanced at Sibila and then back to him.
His gaze swept her body and settled on her hands in a wave of heat. His eyes shone with that desire. Could he be her one love?
Silliness, Emily, silliness. No other person can enter one’s soul with a stare, and he was futtering another. Still—she ripped her gaze to Sibila, hoping for some gesture to bring her back to reality. There was something about Adam.
“What did you have in mind, Adam?” Sibila grinned at Emily and winked.
Winked! As if all this were an acceptable existence. Sibila was scandalous…and wanton…and, well, intriguing. If Emily were to survive and keep her innocence in this house, she needed to know more, and Sibila seemed happy to trust her, show her and be her confidant. Her stomach filled with flutters.
“I would like Miss Grey to place me into your sheath.”
Emily closed her eyes. That required her to act. Fortitude. She reopened them.
“What a delightful and a wonderful first experience for her.” Sibila’s blue eyes danced with mischief. “Don’t you think, dearest Emily?”
“Ummmm.” She would have to touch him and her. Her heart lodged in her throat. The words simply would not form to express the myriad emotions that swirled in her. Fear of losing her innocence and her dreams. Fear of losing her post, and curiosity of what this act entailed with Adam. The contradictions.
She stared at Adam’s peg, and her tongue slid out and nervously wet her lips. Heat as warm as the sun outside blazed to her cheeks, and her stomach flipped. No matter how wrong it was, the desire to touch him pulsed through her. She could not admit out loud to her longing, but touching was not the full act. She would still be a virgin when she walked out of the stall. She should embrace this moment and touch him.
You can purchase House Of Sin at Samhain, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.
And now on to the contest!
If you would like to win a copy of one of my books-either this one, or one of my others-just post an answer to this questions on this thread.
Do you believe in Love at first sight? And if so, has it ever happened to you?
On January 12th at 9pm PST I will randomly select one winner from the answers.
Hugs to all of you and thanks again Smutketeers for having me over for a visit.