Today on my blog is erotica author, Melissa Keir!
Who has been the biggest influence on your writing? How so?
The person who’s been the biggest influence on my writing has been Liz Crowe. I joke that she’s my fairy godmother. My first book was in edits when the publishing house closed. Liz encouraged me to get back out there and try a different publishing house. She’s been a big supporter and wonderful friend. I’m a fan of her writing and wish I could write like her.
If you were to have sex with one of your characters, which would you choose, and why?
I would love to have sex with Alex Hunter from Second Time’s the Charm and Three’s a Crowd. He’s a sexy dad who’s romantic and goes after what he wants. I love his body type and find his personality sexy.
Pitch yourself to shiny new readers in twenty words or less:
Melissa Keir writes small town, contemporary romances with sizzling sex, hot and hunky characters.
Tell me about your groupies–what have been your favorite fan moments?
Groupies? I am just beginning to get stalkers! Really, I’ve loved hearing from people who’ve read my books. With my Wilder Sister Series, many of the people from Amherst, Ohio where the story takes place have begun to read the stories and share that they enjoy the hometown pieces. One of my favorite reviews has been when a reviewer said that my book was so realistic that it hurt her to read it because it pushed all her buttons from her own past.
Slash two (or more) of your favorite characters from any book, film, or TV show. Tell us who they are, why you’re making them do naughty things, and their favorite position.
Of course I have to pick Roarke from J.D. Robb’s In Death series. He’s a sexy guy who pushes all my buttons. I’d love to see him connect with Anita Blake. She’s a lot like his wife, Eve, but with her need for sex and metaphysical talents, he wouldn’t stand a chance.
Their favorite position would be standing up, against the wall. Roarke wouldn’t be able to wait to penetrate Anita and she’s draining his life force as he pounds into her.
Every author has pitfalls in their writing process. Describe one of yours, and what you do to dig out of it.
My biggest pitfall is finding the time to write. With my full time day job and my job as owner of a publishing house, I’m busy from morning until night. Often my writing gets pushed to the side because I don’t have a deadline. I’ve been working on setting aside time for writing. All the new ideas are piling up and I’m determined to get my stories out there.
What was the inspiration for your latest release?
The inspiration for my latest release was a real life romance I had with a former student’s parent. I ended up marrying him. While the concept of a real life romance between a teacher and a parent is real, the rest of the story is fiction. I love to take a snippet of real-life in my books.
My mother always joked about her special place in Hell—just punishments for guilty pleasures. What guilty pleasures will send you to your special place in Hell?
My mom would have given you a list! I would probably end up in a place in Hell where you can only eat chocolate, since I love it but I’m trying to be good. I can just imagine that if I ate chocolate all day long, I’d be sick of it and that’d ruin my love of chocolate.
Another place in Hell for me would be where you start a book and get to the good part but the ending is missing. I’m a voracious reader. I would read each moment of the day if I could. Nothing would frustrate me more than to read a book but not be able to finish it! I need my happily ever after!
List 5 keywords for your genre and current title.
Forbidden love, erotic romance, parent/teacher
In 100 words, write a paragraph including a favorite character from one (or more) of your books, a sex toy, and a very happy ending.
Mac blindfolded Lauren and then he escorted her into the opulent bedroom. Slowly he stripped her of her clothes, kissing her body as each piece dropped to the floor. Mac aggressively sucked on Lauren’s nipples, forcing them to peaks.
He fastened nipple clamps to her swollen peaks. A gasp escaped Lauren’s lips as the delightful pressure triggered moisture between her thighs.
“Fuck me.” Lauren’s voice held a breathlessness of need.
Mac complied and bent her over, burying his cock deep in her wet folds. With a gentle tug on the clamps, Mac and Lauren shattered in bliss.
Thank you for having me on your blog today. I hope that your readers enjoyed hearing about my books. Please contact me. I love hearing from readers.
Length: 89 pages
Release Date: December 31, 2013
Lauren Walsh, a divorcee and elementary teacher, wanted to feel sexy again, after her ex tossed her aside for a younger woman. Her teaching partner and best friend encouraged her to sign up for The Playhouse–a renowned dating agency.
Mac Thomas remained trapped in a marriage to a money grubbing socialite. Forced to stay away from his young son, Mac lost the ability to trust. After the death of his wife, he returned to care for his son but his sister wants more for him. She sets him up with The Playhouse.
Passion ignites but Mac’s a parent of one of Lauren’s students. A teacher and a parent dating could cost Lauren her job and her chance at happiness. Will Mac be able to convince the school and Lauren, that love is the most important thing?
Melissa Keir has always wanted to be an author when she wasn’t hoping for a career as a race car driver. Her love of books was instilled by her mother and grandparents who were avid readers. She’d often sneak books away from them so that she could fantasize about those strong alpha males and plucky heroines. In middle school and high school, Melissa used to write sappy love poems and shared them with her friends and still has those poems today! In college her writing changed to sarcastic musings on life as well as poems with a modern twist on fairy tales and won awards for her writing. You can find many of these musings along with her latest releases on her website and blog.
As a writer, Melissa likes to keep current on topics of interest in the world of writing. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America and is always interested in improving her writing through classes and seminars. Her current projects include her short story “Forever Love” published in the Valentine Anthology, Love, Again, set to be released on Feb. 14th as well as two books—Second Time’s the Charm and Protecting His Wolfe- published through Rebel Ink Press this year.
Melissa doesn’t believe in down time. She’s always keeping busy. Melissa is a wife and mother, an elementary school teacher, a book reviewer, an editor for a publishing company as well as an author. Her home blends two families and is a lot like the Brady Bunch, without Alice- a large grocery bill, tons of dirty dishes and a mound of laundry. She loves to write stories that feature happy endings and is often seen plotting her next story.