Are you excited for the Love Spanks 2014 fun? Official start time is 8 AM EST THIS Friday, February 7. It’s not too late to sign up as an ambassador to earn an extra prize entry, and there is a special prize just for ambassadors. Plus, all ambassadors will receive a public thank with one link of your choice.
Don’t forget there are special prizes for F/F manuscripts. If you are an aspiring F/F author or have always wanted to give F/F a try, here is your chance. 😀
Welcome! Please tell us a little about yourself.
Hi. I’m Erzabet Bishop and I write erotica of all flavors. You can find me lurking in the steamy pages of several upcoming Cleis anthologies this year, supernatural spookiness in Coming Together: Girl on Girl, sexy zombies, wanton witches and girls that love their naughty crochet. I have a lot of hobbies and I don’t want anyone to get bored.
Some facts about me:
I live a m/f lifestyle but I absolutely love writing f/f fiction and erotica.
I am a dog mom to a wild pack of furry kids.
Watching monster movies with my husband and little puppy Tadpole is one of my most favorite things ever. (Other than snuggling up with a good book and reading that is!)
Pepperoni pizza and orange soda should be a food group.
So should caramel.
How did you come to be part of Love Spanks?
Now that is a long story. I review for BDSM Bookreviews and came across Ana’s first book. I read it and I was hooked. I then found some of Ana’s parties-I think it was the 4th of July party to be exact and that was it. I wanted to read more spanking fiction and began dreaming of a paddle of my very own.
How long have you written F/F, or when did you first consider writing it?
I began writing f/f last year. I’m not even sure what started me out to tell you the truth. I just wanted to write what I wanted to write. To clarify…I write under my real name and Erzabet, my pen name. Under my real name I write YA, horror and children’s books. Under my pen name I am free to explore other things and I am so happy I took the leap and ventured out. I have never been happier.
What are some F/F titles you have written? If you haven’t published or written F/F yet, what are you planning to write?
I will be in a number of Cleis anthologies in 2014. Most of which will be f/f. You can also find my work through Ladylit, Ylva and Naughty Nights. A more complete list is with my biography.
What are some of your favorite F/F books and authors?
Oh wow. I have read so many short stories it is going to be tough to remember them all. I have to say every book I have read from Ylva and Bold Strokes Books has been wonderful. Ladylit as well.
Ana Vitsky for sure. I love her work.
Beatrice Donahue in The Blue Hour
What would you like to say to readers who are trying F/F for the first time?
Be open to things beyond m/f in romance and fiction. If you read a mystery novel, it doesn’t mean you are going to run off and kill someone. Same here. There are some great authors in this genre if you open yourself up to explore the unknown. You may just be pleasantly surprised.
What is your favorite recipe?
One of my favorite things to do is bake and I love a great cookie recipe. It is an annual tradition to hunt down a new cookie recipe for fun. This one has been around for a number of years and served me well.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup sugar
½ cup butter softened
½ cup shortening
1 ½ tsp vanilla
1 ¾ all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
6-12 oz chocolate chips
½ cup nuts (optional)
½ cup M&M’s (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix sugar, butter and shortening until whipped (spanked) light and fluffy. Sooth it with some vanilla and add in an egg. Beat it again until it is nice and docile. Add the dry ingredients, blending well. Add chocolate chips and candies for a sweet touch. Spoon out with a teaspoon onto a lined cookie sheet. Bake 8 minutes until golden around edges. Just remember to save a few for your sweetie.
Erzabet Bishop has been crafting stories since she could pound keys on her parent’s old typewriter. She has only just learned that it is a whole lot more fun writing naughty books. She is a contributing author to the Silk Words website, A Christmas To Remember, Sweat, When the Clock Strikes Thirteen, Unbound Box, Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs, Holidays in Hell, Corset Magazine: Sex Around the World Issue and Man vs. Machine: The Sex Toy Issue, Smut by the Sea Volume 2, Hell Whore Volume 2, Can’t Get Enough (upcoming, Cleis), Slave Girls (upcoming, Cleis) Anything She Wants, Dirty Little Numbers, Kink-E magazine, Coming Together: Girl on Girl, Shifters and Coming Together: Hungry for Love among others. She is the author of Lipstick, Dinner Date, Sigil Fire (coming from Ylva in 2014), The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies.
Follow her reviews and posts on Twitter @erzabetbishop.
Ylva Author Page: http://www.ylva-publishing.com/ylva-verlag-e.kfr.–erzabet-bishop.html
Naughty Nights Author Page: http://naughtynightspress.com/nnpstore2/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=28
Unbound Box Dessert Comes First Flash Fiction: https://unboundbox.com/magazine/blog/posts/dessert-comes-first
Liz McMullen episode: http://www.thelizmcmullenshow.com/lbs_episode18/
BDSM Friendbook: http://www.bdsmfriendbook.com/profile-5760/
About Me: http://about.me/erzabet.bishop/#
Facebook “like” page: https://www.facebook.com/erzabetbishopauthor
Author WordPress blog: http://erzabetbishop.wordpress.com/
Amazon author page: http:// amazon.com/author/erzabetbishop/
Author Database: http://authorsdb.com/authors-directory/2690-erzabet-bishop
Authors to Watch: http://www.profiles.authorstowatch.com/2013/05/erzabet-bishop.html
Welcome! Please tell us a little about yourself. Thanks so much for having me. A little about me? These questions always make me feel all weird and itchy. I never know what to say. The main thing about me I suppose is that I’m always writing. Even if I’m talking to you, even if I’m making dinner, even if I’m at a doctor’s appointment. Everything inspires me, or shows me something new about a character I didn’t know before. Incidentally, if you ever meet me in person and I just space out–like someone hit the reset button–that’s what happened. I’m writing in my head and forgot all about the functioning in the real world part.
How did you come to be part of Love Spanks? Ana invited me to join Love Spanks and she’s clearly awesome, so I did. I love meeting new people and new readers.
How long have you written F/F, or when did you first consider writing it? I can’t say definitively when I first considered writing it. I’ve always had all kinds of stories in my head. Sometimes they were m/f, sometimes they were m/m and sometimes they were f/f. When I say I write romance, I don’t mean I just write heterosexual romance. I write about love and everyone falls in love. I try to stay true to the story, to those voices in my head. (I’m not schizophrenic, promise.)
What are some F/F titles you have written? If you haven’t published or written F/F yet, what are you planning to write? The only one I’ve published thus far has been Too Bad About Your Girl, but I have a new release coming called The Bodyguard which we’re giving away here before release. (YAY). I plan on writing as many stories that come to me.
What are some of your favorite F/F books and authors? Sarah Waters’ Tipping the Velvet is one of my absolute favorites. And I love everything by Sarah Diemer.
What would you like to say to readers who are trying F/F for the first time? That if you like stories about people finding passion, or love, that the mechanics of it don’t really matter so much. Sex, intimacy, romance, lust, they’re universal. We can all identify with those feelings. There will be good writers and not so good writers, there will be stories that resonate with you and stories that don’t–just like with any other genre.
What is your favorite recipe? I don’t have a favorite recipe at the moment. Food and I have broken up and we’re not really speaking. I’m pretty much allergic to everything I used to love and I’m learning a new way to eat. I haven’t quite found a way to enjoy it yet. I did try a paleo mousse that wasn’t so terrible. 1 can of coconut milk, full fat, chilled for 12 hours 1/4 cup of cacao powder 1 individual packet of Stevia in the raw 1 splash of pure vanilla Put it in the food processor until blended, chill overnight and viola… mostly paleo mousse. It was pretty tasty. And if you freeze it, you have a dairy free ice cream.
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Saranna De Wylde has always been fascinated by things better left in the dark. She wrote her first story after watching The Exorcist at a slumber party. Since then, she’s published horror, romance and narrative nonfiction. Like all writers, Saranna has held a variety of jobs, from operations supervisor for an airline, to an assistant for a call girl, to a corrections officer. But like Hemingway said, “Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it.” So she traded in her cuffs for a full-time keyboard. She loves to hear from her readers. Keep up with releases, events and access to special content by signing up the Saranna DeWylde newsletter here: https://www.facebook.com/sarannadewylde/app_100265896690345 www.facebook.com/SarannaDeWylde www.twitter.com/SarannaDeWylde www.sarannadewylde.com