Monday, April 2, 2012

The ABCs of Erotica; What Letter Or Sex Prop Will Malia Use Next? A chat with Malia Mallory April 2 - 6

Congratulations to DC McMillen! 
DC won the copy of Malia's Cop Craving!


Steve and I welcome Malia Mallory this week.  Malia and her hubby just became proud parents. The little one is just two weeks old! So between feeding and diapers changes Malia will be here to reply to and answer any questions in your comments.

First a little bit about Malia:


Malia Mallory is the author of The ABCs of Erotica series, which includes so far A is for Anal, B is for Beach, C is for Cock Ring D is for Domination, and now, R is for Revenge. The ABCs of Erotica covers the erotic spectrum from BDSM to ménage and everything in between. More releases in the series are on the way. She has also released Mia's Cop Craving and Santa's Backdoor Baby. She has hit the bestselling erotica lists at both Amazon and iTunes. Her books are available in electronic format at major retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and All Romance Books.

Just for Malia, we're at the beach this week! I think she could use a break and a drink with one of those little umbrellas. 


Brenda & Steve: Malia, welcome to our blog! We’re so excited you could join us for a chat. When did you first decide to submit your work to be published? Tell us what or who encouraged you to take this big step.

Malia: Thank you so much for hosting me! I've been toying with writing for a long time. In the past, I'd spend some time on a project but then get discouraged before it really went anywhere. Last year, on the spur of the moment, I entered a writing contest with an erotica piece I'd been working on. Though I didn't win, I was a finalist. This lit a fire under me and I polished up some of my work and self-published.

Brenda & Steve: Please tell us a little about your new release The ABCs of Erotica - R is for Revenge without giving too much of a spoiler away.

Malia: I'm behind on releases since my baby was literally just born. I am working on a sequel to Mia's Cop Craving which I hope to release soon. My most recent release was part of The ABCs of Erotica. It is entitled R is for Revenge and is a very light BDSM story about a heroine that gets back at her boss for treating her badly.


Brenda & Steve: Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?

Malia: Sometimes I have a good idea where a character is going before I start. However, sometimes characters seem to take on a life of their own and want to go in surprising directions.

Brenda & Steve: How much research do you do for your books? Have you found any cool tidbits in your research?

Malia: I do some research. For instance, when I wrote The ABCs of Erotica - C is for Cock Ring I did some further research on that particular toy. I wanted to make sure I didn't misrepresent anything and that what I depicted was safe. For D is for Domination, I also did some further "toy" research because I was searching for some particular items that my characters were going to use.  When I was doing the research, I did come across some items that fueled my imagination and will be included in another story that is currently in progress, Clockwork Caning.

Brenda & Steve: What is your writing process? Do you outline, write by the seat of your pants (Pantser) or a combination of both?

Malia: I've been pretty much a pantser but I'm really trying to work on that. I have been trying to make some very brief outlines. My hope is that this will make my work time more productive.
Brenda & Steve: Do you write full time? What did you do before you became a writer or still do?
Malia: I have a "real" job that I'm on a leave from due to health and maternity etc. I wish I could write "full time" but there are so many things that interfere with this - even without a day job at the moment. I need to be more disciplined about carving out the needed time.

Brenda & Steve: Do you have a ritual when it comes to writing? Example….get coffee, blanket, paper, pen, laptop and a comfy place.

Malia: I suppose I do because I am a terrible procrastinator. I like to check my email…and Twitter and do all sorts of things THEN try to get down to writing. I need to curtail that for sure. I usually write in the living room - no dedicated space as yet.


Brenda & Steve: Oh, we know all about getting stuck on Facebook and Twitter, then commenting on blogs. We too need to discipline our time better! Describe a typical writing day for you.

Malia: Wow - with the new addition, nothing seems typical any more. I'm usually tired in the morning from being up so much at night. I used to get up mid-morning, walk the dog, eat and then try to get down to doing some work. I'm hoping to get back to that.

Brenda & Steve: Yes, babies will change your life. Just don't leave the house and forget the baby (this really happened to my friend and her hubby - funny now but not then for them). Please give us a sneak peek at your future books. What’s on the horizon?

Malia: I am currently working on a steampunk erotica piece entitled Clockwork Caning. It is about a newly married Victorian couple. To the initial dismay of the bride, her husband has not shared some of his interests prior to their marriage. The other item in the pipeline is Mia's Cop Craving 2 - Double Teamed. In the first book, Mia fulfilled her police officer fantasy. In the second book, her new lover helps her fulfill another of her fantasies - being with two men.

Brenda & Steve: What is your favorite genre to read and who is your favorite author?

Malia: I read quite a bit of romance and historical romance. I'm a big fan of Amanda Quick and Julia Quinn. I also like J.D. Robb police procedurals. I'll read just about anything if it is good.

Brenda & Steve: Is there anything else you would like to tell the readers we have not touched on?

Malia: I have a story from The ABCs of Erotica called A is for Anal that is free at ebook retailers. This might be a good way for people to check me out.

Anyone who signs up for my mailing list (http://www.maliamallory.com/Join_My_Mailing_List.php) will receive a free copy of The ABCs of Erotica - B is for Beach.


Brenda & Steve: Where can the readers learn more about you and find your books on the web?

Malia: I maintain a web site (http://www.maliamallory.com) and a blog also (http://abcsoferotica.wordpress.com).  Readers can also find me on Twitter and Facebook.

My books can be found at the following retail locations:








Diesel 

Brenda & Steve: Malia, thank you again for visiting with us this week.
Readers, Malia is giving away an eBook of Malia's Cop Craving to one lucky commenter. Please leave your email address in comment so we can easily contact the winner. Thanks! Drawing will be held on Saturday, April 7.


Read a review on Carol's page on A Naughty Reader's Boudoir

The ABCs of Erotica collection takes readers on a sensual journey through the erotic alphabet from A is for Anal to Z is for Zipless F*ck.

 A is for Anal (free on Smashwords) and C is for Cock Ring are 
also available as separate downloads.

R is for Revenge - After Grace quits her job as Victoria's assistant, she winds up in the arms of her new boss. He offers her the chance to get back at Victoria and Grace can't resist. This story contains graphic descriptions of spanking, masturbation, oral sex and other sexual activities.

Excerpt:
The ABCs of Erotica - R is for Revenge

Michael opened the end table drawer, revealing a variety of items including a scarf, a mask and a ping pong paddle.
Victoria moved to look more closely. “Oh my, what do we have here?” She reached inside and pulled out an exceptionally long scarf.
Michael took it from her. “I think I know something we can do with this.”
She took a deep breath. “Yes.” Her simple response was not only agreement, it was acquiescence.
“Take off your blouse.” Michael’s voice was firm.
“Michael….” Victoria hesitated.
Michael tossed the scarf back into the drawer. “It’s up to you Victoria.”
She took a deep breath and then unbuttoned her blouse. She pulled it out of the waistband of her skirt and tossed it on the couch. Through the slats, Grace viewed Victoria’s bright red, lacy bra. The bitch had certainly come prepared.
Michael reached out his index finger and traced the edge of the scalloped lace then retrieved the scarf. He tossed one end up over an exposed ceiling beam and pulled the ends even.
He gave Victoria a questioning look. “Well?”
Her face was flushed, and her eyes bright. She simply nodded.

10 comments:

  1. Hi! Thanks so much for hosting me. I'll stop by again so...readers feel free to ask questions.

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  2. Hi Malia,
    You're very welcome. We hope you're enjoying your little break at the beach this week!

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  3. I've only just recently come across Malia's work and I think it's fascinating that you can keep a theme (such as the ABCs) going. I'm in awe of the creativity it takes, let alone the focus on developing the process. Congrats on the new addition to your family and I'm looking forward to more in the series!

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  4. Great interview, Malia - and congrats on being a new mom, too.

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  5. Really enjoyed the interview and excerpt, Malia! I think the steampunk erotica story sounds very original and intriguing. And why am I not surprised that we like many of the same authors? Oh--and a huge congrats on your new arrival!

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  6. Congratulations on the little bundle of joy! Great excerpt, btw!

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  7. Great interview Malia! Your books sound awesome and congrats on the baby.

    dc.mcmillen.author@gmail.com

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  8. Loved the steamy interview. Your books sound amazing and appeal to the naughty girl within. Congrats on the new beautiful bundle of joy!

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  9. Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the drawing.
    Malia will be visiting A Naughty Reader's Boudoir blog, http://naughtyreaders.blogspot.com/ hosted by Tonya Kinzer and me on May 13 - 18. Be sure to watch for direct link. You can follow @Naughty_Readers on Twitter.

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  10. Thanks for all the great comments! I'm glad you liked the excerpt :)

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