Guest Author & Giveaway: M.A. Ellis featuring Just Press Play

Friday, November 12

Have you ever heard of the "Hot Hendersons"?  If not, then you are missing out my friends!  They 're not real, though I can imagine that many readers like myself wish they were...they are the creation of my guest author's vivid and steamy imagination.  It was in the story "Twisted Steel and Sex Appeal" within the anthology Hard as Nails that I read my first erotic romance featuring an older woman and a younger man...and I didn't quite know how I would feel about the combination when I read the description of the story...but I enjoyed all of the rest of the stories so I gave it a shot....and I have to say it was one of my favorites and I remember it more than any of the other ones in the anthology.

My guest today is erotic romance author M.A. Ellis and she is here today to share a little bit about her newest story Just Press Play, research for her books, and family :)  Read and enjoy!

Bondage, Discipline and Research...AKA Lessons Learned!

A funny thing happened seventeen hours after my first foray into literary heavy bondage, a contemporary erotic romance titled JUST PRESS PLAY, hit the Ellora’s Cave bookstore.  Somewhere on my way to being what I assumed was wittily covert with kudos to my research partner, all proverbial hell broke loose. And that would be the type of brimstone that arrives via phone calls, emails and texts from an entity much worse than Satan (my Italian mother) and minions (two aunts and three cousins) that could easily vanquish any demon from the Seven Circles. Seriously, these ladies could take them down armed with nothing more than glitter bingo daubers, polenta spoons and ‘the look’. You all know the one. I’m sure you do.

Anyhow, I felt pretty fortunate to find a professional who could expound on the particulars of voyeuristic and exhibitionistic bondage and discipline and merely wanted to offer a sincere ‘thank you’.  As authors, we can read all the research books and internet material out there and write wonderful BDSM stories. But you really can’t put a price on speaking with someone who has first-hand experience in the realm of crops and cuffs and clamps. Well, I’ve found six people actually can put a price on it if we allow for eternal damnation representing a monetary unit, but I digress.

JUST PRESS PLAY is an older woman/younger man story. My heroine, Erin, is a recently-divorced aspiring romance author whose tape recorder full of kinky sex scenes falls into the hands of her neighbor’s gorgeous brother. Uh, yeah…definitely NOT going to make the mistake of writing something that close to home again. Oh no, it didn’t matter that I have numerous books available for what is sure to be your reading pleasure or the fact my former husband and I haven’t been a couple for three years. I immediately got a horrified “Is this YOUR story?” from one of the aunts. Which wasn’t as bad as my male cousin calling to tell me his wife’s head was all but spinning ala Linda Blair because I mentioned a home improvement store in the acknowledgment and he works at one of the big ones. His co-workers would surely think there was some sort of intra-family kink-o-rama going on. Really, guys? Really?

Ah, the wacky world of the misunderstood erotic romance author. I’ll simply chalk this one up as a lesson learned. From now on, straightforward and succinct praise for the people who lend their expertise and allow me to be a better writer.

But romance is a wonderful thing. I love reading it and I love writing it. The fact that my younger hero, Daniel, honed in on exactly what my heroine wanted—or more importantly, what she needed—made me extremely proud. Don’t we all want husbands and boyfriends and partners who understand our wants and desires? Of course we do. And desires range from the mundane to the mind-blowing variety. I’m so very happy my readers seem to love both ends of the sensual spectrum.  For all of you who enjoy those hot and steamy reads, I applaud you and hope you’ll love reading Erin and Daniel’s tale.

And for my crazy relatives…did I mention the cruise I just took stopped in Key West during Fantasy Fest. I’ve got four cans of spray-on latex, the personal cell number of a Dom-to-end-all-Doms and a huge box of key lime truffles—which aren’t in the least bit kinky but are pretty darn orgasmic—so be prepared, la mia famiglia. Be prepared.

Erin learned a great deal during one of the workshops at RomantiCon. But she never dreamed, when she asked her friends to help act out one of her sex scenes, that her tape player would fall into the hands of a ridiculously hot, younger man.

Daniel loves older women and has lusted after Erin for years. He’s been waiting for the perfect time to approach her. He can’t wait to find out if she’s channeling her own desires into the characters in her book. Daniel thinks Erin is a secret exhibitionist and it’s finally time to step up and let her know he’s ready for anything she’s up for.

Erin isn’t the only one adept at sexual choreography. Before she can say “watch me”, Daniel—riding crop in hand—has her bent over a table at a sex club, determined to fulfill every dark fantasy Erin has ever had.

Reader Advisory: A group of strangers watch as Erin—bound to a table and exposed—lives her exhibitionistic fantasy at the hands of her very sexy, very kinky, very proficient younger lover. Just a little something for the voyeur in all of us.

Read an excerpt and an additional excerpt here

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My many thanks Mary Ann for being my guest today!  If you'd like to learn more about  her and the books she writes you can find her at her website, and on Facebook.  Just an FYI, in case your interested in purchasing any of her books, for some reason Ellora's Cave books have a premium price at Amazon, and are less expensive at the Ellora's Cave site...and at AllRomance ebooks most of her books have a rebate which is about 50% off list price (not quite sure how that rebate works though).

To celebrate the release of her newest erotic romance, author M.A. Ellis would like to giveaway one digital copy of Just Press Play to one lucky Musings commenter.  Here's how you can enter to win...

Ways to earn entries:
  • Mandatory:  Answer this question: Which one of M.A.'s books feature a hot, southern fishing guide as the hero? AND leave a meaningful comment and/or question for the author (good for 1 entry)
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  • If you have a blog, or even if you don't, you can earn extra entries by telling your friends. If they successfully enter to win and mention that you sent them you can each earn extra entries. You can blog about it with a link to this post, post it on Facebook, Twitter, email...or even word of mouth (good for 5 entries for the referrer and the commenter for each friend) . Please note that to earn the points they must mention your GFC name so that I can match you.
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How to enter:
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Rules and disclaimers:
  • This contest is open to US & International readers
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Estella November 12, 2010 at 4:44 PM  

Lover's Choice

I enjoy older woman/younger man books.
Love the cover of Just Press Play.

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Marilu November 13, 2010 at 1:31 AM  
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Marilu November 13, 2010 at 1:32 AM  

Love' s Choice

Great post! When you mentioned your Italian mother, I immediately pictured my grandmother and aunts. I could only imagine what my grandmother's reaction would have been in that situation. I couldn't help but laugh, as I heard my grandmother's voice in my head!

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Tore November 13, 2010 at 10:36 AM  

Lover's Choice. I have never read any of her books before but I would like to. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber.

Cathy M November 14, 2010 at 1:25 PM  

Love's Choice

I love these storylines, and the excerpt was just perfect, MaryAnn.

Sexy dialogue doesn't always come off as erotic to me, but their sexual chemistry is so evident, and I love Daniel already.

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Danielle Gorman November 14, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

I love books where one of the characters has lusted after the other. I can't wait to read this. It looks really good.

M.A.,  November 15, 2010 at 1:40 AM  

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

Ivy November 15, 2010 at 10:46 AM  

Lover's Choice

The book sounds awesome. Italian families must be very similar to Southern families, they sure sound a LOT alike! Too funny, made me laugh.

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