Hi everyone! I’m so excited today ~ I get to share Helena Harker and a couple of her stories. Isn't that cover something HOT! Whew;) Helena’s an erotic romance author who writes a number of erotic sub-genres, like Steampunk, BDSM, historical – to name a few. I’ve been a beta reader to a couple of her WIP and it only took one for me to become a Helena Harker groupieJ Yes, she’s that good! Before we get started with a few interview questions – please give us a bit about you, Helena…
I'm a teacher by day, writer by night, a daydreamer who loves to escape to other worlds. My fiction is populated by strong men, passionate women and lots of paranormal creatures. In my free time I enjoy photography and curling up with a good book.
Well…I enjoy curling up with your books:) I’m so glad we crossed paths… Okay, Helena, let’s learn about Master’s Submission…
Please tell us how the idea came to you for Master’s Submission.
I had read a lot of stories about submissive women and they were quite cliché. You know, an assertive woman walks into a BDSM club and immediately discovers her true submissive nature. Ick! So I decided to write about a submissive woman—Bethany—who has to get in touch with her dominant nature. She discovers she’s a switch.
What drives, motivates, and/or inspires Bethany?
She wants to please her Master, Dylan. They have a very loving relationship and he’s the one who gets her to explore her dominant side by telling her she has to be his Domme for the evening. She doesn’t want to disappoint him, so she puts a lot of effort into tapping into a part of her personality that usually doesn’t get to come out.
Which scene was your favorite to write? Can you share a little of it?
This is a short story, so there are only a few scenes in the whole thing! I enjoyed showing how clumsy Bethany was sometimes and adding humor to her play session with Dylan.
Humor keeps it fresh, fun, and real :0)
What are you working on now?
Ellora’s Cave has accepted my steampunk erotic novella Carnal Devices and I will soon be submitting another steampunk erotic novel called Camellia’s Cabinet of Curiosities, which is set in the same world. They are both about very strong women who struggle to find themselves and to find men that complete them.
I fell in love with so many aspects of these upcoming releases as your beta reader – the language used is rich with the era and Camellia’s courageous, strong demeanor makes it a page turner;) Plus, it’s spicy hot *grins*
Where can we find you? List all of your links.
Giveaway: One lucky commenter will win an ebook copy of Helena Harker’s Master’s Submission, so please leave a comment (what you like most about erotic romance) along with a way for us to contact you in case you win;) Drawing will be on Friday afternoon (12-28-12).
PLUS as an extra for the Holidays – I would like to add two PDF copies of One Plus One (contemporary erotic romance novella) and also two PDF copies of Staring Into the Eyes of Chance (paranormal erotic romance – Book 1 of the Lycan International Investigation Agency).
First drawn name with win Helena’s Master’s Submission, my One Plus One and Staring into the Eyes of Chance.
Second drawn will win my two books;)
When Bethany reads her Master’s note, she expects it to contain the usual set of instructions telling her how to prepare for their Friday evening play session. But her Master asks for the unexpected—he wants her to be his Domme. Bethany is terrified at the prospect, but she doesn’t want to disappoint him. She’ll need to tap into her inner dominatrix if she’s to give her newly submissive lover what he needs.
A Flight of Fantasy
On her way to a romance writers’ conference, Caroline is listening to the latest erotic bestseller on her cell phone. When she drops the phone before walking through the airport metal detector, all the passengers around her get to hear an explicit excerpt from Raw Passions, and they’re shocked. Except for Jack, the stranger who picks up her phone and is eager to start a conversation. They immediately connect, and as they wait for the plane to take off, they text each other, creating a steamy storyline that Caroline plans to weave into her next novel.
Getting to know Helena Harker…
Beverage? Margarita! I love José Cuervo!
Writing Tool? My laptop. If I’m desperate, I’ll pull out a piece of scrap paper and a pen.
Pet? I have two cats and would dearly love to have a dog once my kids are responsible enough to help care for it.
Season? Spring. Not too hot, not too cold!
Time of Day/Night? Night, after the kids are in bed and I can sit at my laptop and write.
Fantasy/Paranormal Character? (ghost, witch, mermaid, shifter, vampire, etc.) I would love to be a vampire!
Pastime/Hobby? Photography and painting.
What place have you never been and always wanted to go? Hmmm, let’s see. I’ve been to a lot of places. Probably Scotland and Ireland. Or Australia. Or Hawaii. I love to travel!
Helena, I’m so happy to have you hanging out this whole week…through Christmas! I’m honored:) I’m thrilled at all of the upcoming releases you have coming up – congratulations! We’re going to have an excellent time…I found my party hat and dancing shoes – should be a great week:)
Everyone – don’t forget to take a moment to comment for your chance to win – also show Helena some love and follow her on FB and TwitterJ
Until Next Time…Warm Hearts and Hugs,