Taste Us! You’ll Like Us! Meet Leigh Ellwood and Paisley Brown (Jessica Subject)

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It’s Wednesday today! That means only TWO days left until the Love Spanks 2014 fun! Are you ready? We’ve met ten of the authors so far. If you haven’t gotten to read their introductions, you can click on the links below.

Today, we’ll get to meet two new authors. Leigh Ellwood and Paisley Brown (F/F pen name of Jessica Subject) share their favorite recipes, F/F authors, and a bit about their F/F fiction. Enjoy!

 

Welcome! Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am Leigh Ellwood, and I write romance and erotica. I write F/F, but also other pairings. When I’m not writing I’m reading, or practicing yoga, or knitting.

 

How did you come to be part of Love Spanks?

Ana invited me to join in on the fun. Since I have new F/F romance coming out this summer, it’s a great time to promote myself.

 

How long have you written F/F, or when did you first consider writing it?

I have written mild F/f scenes in some of my romance novels, but didn’t write my first full-on F/F until a few years ago. I like to write a variety of pairings, and I supposed I was waiting for the right time.

 

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 have the following available in eBook:

Where Angels Dare to Tread, part of my Dareville series

South of Sundance

Undcover Passions

A Taste of Vanilla

 

I also have a print collection, She Loves Me, and an anthology I edited called Coming Together: Girl on Girl

What are some of your favorite F/F books and authors?

I’ve enjoyed books by KT Grant and Debra Hyde, and recently enjoyed Every Waking Hour by Paisley Smith.

 

What would you like to say to readers who are trying F/F for the first time?

If you find a well-written story, enjoy it! Women do fall in love with women, and a story with great characters and a solid plot is one to enjoy.

 

What is your favorite recipe?

I’m not much of a cook. Some days I just cook up an egg white, top it with mashed avocado, and plenty of salt.

 

Romance Author Leigh Ellwood’s Site! – Erotic Romance by Leigh Ellwood

www.leighellwood.com

Leigh Ellwood is an award-winning author of erotica and erotic romance fiction. Her first novel Truth or Dare was published by Phaze Books in 2004, and ever since she has offered readers a variety of stories and novels.

Leigh writes M/M, F/F, and other pairings of erotic and romance, and also writes mystery under another name.

Readers are welcome to visit Leigh at the following websites:

http://www.leighellwood.com

http://leighwantsfood.blogspot.com

http://www.facebook.com/leighellwoodauthor

http://twitter.com/LeighEllwood

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Jessica E. Subject writing as Paisley Brown

 

Welcome! Please tell us a little about yourself.

Thank you! It’s wonderful to be a part of this event. I’m married with two kids, and live in a small city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. I am multi-published as Jessica E. Subject, with science fiction romance and contemporary romance stories ranging from sweet to erotic. I just started writing erotica as Paisley Brown in 2013.

How did you come to be part of Love Spanks?

Anastasia Vitsky invited me to be a part of the event. I have been involved in other events she organized, as well as other F/F fiction events.

How long have you written F/F, or when did you first consider writing it?

My first F/F story was published in January 2012 with Decadent Publishing. It is part of their popular 1Night Stand series.

What are some F/F titles you have written?

Besides Unknown Futures mentioned above, Never Gonna Desert You is my other F/F story. Plus, Never Gonna Let You Go and Sex Boot Camp (w/a Paisley Brown) have F/F scenes in them. And later this year, Paisley will be releasing an F/F reunion story called Magna Cum Louder.

What are some of your favorite F/F books and authors?

I like to read F/F stories from Kate Richards, Cathy Pegau, Olivia Starke, Alice Dark, and of course, Anastasia Vitsky. Kate Richards was the first F/F author I read, and she helped me in many ways in writing my own stories.

What would you like to say to readers who are trying F/F for the first time?

Give it a chance and be open minded. Love and romance are the biggest parts of these stories. And avoid F/F erotica for your first.

What is your favorite recipe?

One of my favorite things to make this time of year is Souper Skillet Pasta, or as my family likes to call it, Stove-Top Lasagne. Here’s the recipe:

1 pouch    onion soup mix

1 lb        ground beef

1 tsp        oregano

1 can        diced tomatoes (undrained)

2 cups        water

2 cups        uncooked shell/rotini pasta

½ cup        parmesan cheese

½ cup        mozzarella cheese

In a large frying pan, brown beef then drain. Add onion soup mix, oregano, tomatoes and water. Bring to a boil. Stir in pasta. Simmer covered, stirring occasionally until pasta is cooked. (approx. 20 mins.) Stir in parmesan cheese and top with mozzarella cheese.

*I like to add more water and pasta to make the recipe go farther. It means we have leftovers for the next day.

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Jessica E. Subject:

Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous. 

When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.

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Paisley Brown:

I’m happily married with a naughty imagination. Sometimes all it takes is a whispered word or a sexy picture to inspire my next tale. My erotica stories may be contemporary, sci-fi, or paranormal, but all of them will leave you wet and panting for more.

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Monday Morning Fika with Alice Dark: A former Catholic schoolgirl’s aphrodisiac

Today we have the irrepressible, mischievous, and oh-so-naughty Alice Dark! I’ve wanted to host Our Lady of F/F Badness for quite a while, but her pesky day job kept getting in the way. Can you imagine? Hmph! She was the first author of F/F spanking I met, and I’ve adored getting to know how that evil little mind works. (Case in point: her avatar includes a naughty–quite possibly poisoned–red apple.)

She has quite the treat for us today! We’ll get a peek at how she got started writing, and she’s even going to show you an excerpt from her newest release. All I can say is “Phew!” that she hasn’t written another Ana-gets-spanked story. A girl has to have some protection. 😉

Enjoy Fika today!

Good morning, my pets. If you’re reading this, it’s likely Monday, and I’m grumpy. I haven’t had my coffee, haven’t spanked anyone, and I’m at my day job.

 

In many ways, that’s why I’m a writer. I want to free myself from Monday mornings and the dreaded cubicle farm.

 

I’ve been a writer for as long as I have memory. I still remember my first unfinished novel – “The Energy Man” – scrawled in #2 pencil in my composition notebook. I was about 6 years old, and I got an F in English, because I couldn’t tell the difference between a noun and a verb. I could write up a storm; I have natural talent when it comes to stringing together words and thoughts. But to this day, I have issues picking out nouns, verbs and adverbs. God forbid you ask me to diagram a sentence.

 

Over the years, I moved on to different types of writing, and a string of unfinished novels lies in my wake. I’ve written horror, science fiction, fantasy and romance. I’ve dabbled in poetry, and had many angry young feminist poems published under a pseudonym.

 

But I don’t think I really came into my own, till I put it all aside and turned my pen to lesbian fiction – in particular, spanking fiction.

 

I’ll back up a little at this point. I was raised Catholic and went to Catholic schools as a young lady. The nuns in those days had permission to paddle our backsides when we were bad. We got the ruler across the hand for simple misdeeds, like being late to class or talking back to a nun. A full-on paddling was the result of one of the greater sins: smoking, cutting class, cursing (especially saying the big GD! You could get caught saying fuck, and have a 50-50 chance of the ruler across your palm; but saying Goddamn was big ticket to a paddled ass!)

 

Sometime in my teenage years, I figured out that I liked girls better than boys. Yeah. That was a major sin in those days that I kept to myself till I got to college. And college was the real eyeopener. I breezed through a series of affairs with lipstick lesbians and college girls just wanting to “try things out.” It wasn’t till I met Sophia that I had (and still have!) a real relationship.

 

Throughout all of this time, I struggled with mainstream writing – the typical man and woman story – in some kind of fantastical world. I liked vampires, eschewed werewolves, and tried to get the fey to act right in my stories. I also put pen to some of the most vicious feminist poetry written. But I wasn’t happy, and I wasn’t getting published.

 

I’d always heard that you should write what you know; I was trying to write what I thought would sell.

 

Several years ago, I sat down and penned a short story about the spanking relationship that Sophia and I have. I don’t remember the story, and it’s long ago lost. But I posted the story to one of the spanking newsgroups – the old Usenet. For those who remember newsgroups, I believe it was alt.sex.spanking.stories. The feedback was immediate! Lots of horny girls and boys across that little section of the Internet posted about how much they liked the story, and liked that it came from my own life.

 

See, Sophia was raised Catholic, too, and she’s no stranger to the paddle. We didn’t know one another as kids, but if you listen to us talk, you’d think we were raised together. Us Catholic kids of a certain generation have some stories to tell! (By the way: the boys got the cane. *giggle*)

 

In all my years of publishing, I’d never had much luck with publishers. At least not the ones who paid for my writing. I’ve had poetry published in respectable journals – but poetry doesn’t pay. So when I wrote down my first spanking story – Heather’s Caning & Humiliation – I published it through Smashwords. Part of the caning story is true, and it’s based on Sophia’s and my lives. Parts are made up – kind of as I envisioned it, if girls got the cane.

 

That was three years ago, and that book is still selling on Smashwords, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Folks in the UK love caning stories, as long as you have a knack for the lingo. (For gosh sakes, you have to know what a “fanny” is, if you’re writing for the UK audience!) And after all the years of trying to get something published, I finally made a few dollars with my words.

 

I was hooked. Sure, I only made about 10 bucks that year, but it was a start! Sophia and I blew the money on a bottle of wine, and we celebrated. My next book was again based on our lives: The Caning of Misty Day. That book stepped further into dreams and wishes. Believe me, none of the nuns in my school were that pretty! (I think all of the pretty nuns are on TV, or in Mexico!) It’s been a long haul since then, and I still self-publish my books. I haven’t looked for an actual book publisher, ’cause I’m too impatient: I like to put my books out for my readers as soon as I’ve finished them.

 

Sophia and I have tried many of the things I write about: paddling, caning, OTK, figging. Yes, we’ve tried figging. Sophia likes the feel of the root, but it’s just so damn hard to carve! If I’m struggling with a sex scene, we give it a go in real life. I like to experiment, and so does my girlfriend. We’ll try almost anything, so long as it’s not too dangerous. And then I write about it.

 

That’s our aphrodisiac.

 

So there you have it. I write lesbian spanking fiction in hopes that one day I’ll be able to quit this damn day job and give up Monday mornings. And also, because it’s what I know, and I like it.

Blurb

Diana Street is a no nonsense private detective who spanks her way through a high profile murder case, while making love to the women she meets along the way. Wayward females learn that Diana has little patience with those who break the rules; and men in need of an “attitude adjustment,” fall into step when Diana snaps her fingers. Along the way, Diana solves a murder and delivers sweet spankings to everyone who needs them. WARNING: Contains mature adult themes among multiple partners, BDSM, spanking, anal play and explicit sex. STRICTLY for adults ONLY. All sexual acts depicted are consensual and between adults aged 21 years and over.

Excerpt from Spanking Detective

A moment later, the door swung open. “Diana?”

Damn, Ruby looked good. Her thick, blond hair was loose and flowing, with big curls that caressed her shoulders in honey-gold waves. She had very little makeup on her clear skin – only the slightest hint to highlight her prominent cheekbones and eyes. To complement her natural beauty, Ruby wore an emerald-green, short-sleeve chiffon dress with an irregular hemline that was cut above her knees. I caught flashing glimpses of her long, beautiful legs. Flat, strappy sandals completed the effect.

Ruby was a knockout, and she was right on time.

“I like a woman who’s prompt.” Carefully, so as not to jostle my broken ribs, I leaned back in my chair and surveyed the beauty in front of me.

“We have an appointment,” Ruby said. “I didn’t want to be late.” And then she did the damnedest thing. Slowly, like a dancer, she spun in a tight circle. Once. Twice. Three times, and the chiffon dress flared out like a flower. “How do I look?” Her lips quirked in a smile, and she elbowed the door closed behind her.

I got up slowly and walked around the front of my desk. I leaned against it and cocked my head. Ignoring the lovely bait so beautifully presented, I got right to the point. “You owe me.”

In three short strides, Ruby covered the distance between the two of us. One hand encircled my waist, and the other gripped the back of my neck. She pulled my face close to hers. Our lips were a rush of lust and moans – a kiss that was a tangle of tongues and desire. As Ruby probed my mouth, she let go of my waist, and let her hand run up the outside of my corset. Her fingers closed on my breast, and she rubbed the soft flesh, pinching the nipple, already hard with my need for her. Our tongues slid along one another’s teeth, and I relished Ruby’s taste in my mouth. I couldn’t get enough of her. I felt like I could get lost in this moment. The two dead men were but fading memories, better buried and forgotten. All I cared I about was Ruby’s touch. Her taste. Her body arching into mine.

Ruby’s fingers wandered, and she let go of my neck and breast. She fumbled with the laces on my corset. It was a simple bow at the back that held the leather together, and Ruby quickly undid the stays. Groaning, I allowed the corset to slip down my body, then slither between us to the floor. Pain bloomed fresh in my ribs as Ruby pulled me into a tight embrace. I didn’t mind. Pain is my friend; it lets me know I’m alive.

Ruby pulled back a scant inch. Her breath was hot in my mouth. “I feel safe when I’m with you, Diana,” she said. She brushed my lips with hers. “If I fall, I think you’d catch me.”

For a not-lesbian, Ruby had adapted quickly to girl-on-girl love. I closed my teeth gently on her bottom lip and teased it with my tongue. Her blue eyes were wide open, and I felt myself falling into those depths. She wasn’t the only one who was feeling safe. I’m the kind of chick who can kick ass and shoot a man dead, but at that moment, I felt fragile in her arms. I closed my lips on hers again.

Links to Alice Dark on the Web

Web site http://www.bentalice.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/BentAlice
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alice.dark.39
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3355211.Alice_Dark