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We’re Featured Authors!

Today we’re featured on Danielle Austen’s blog! OMG- don’t you just love her blog header? Soooo HOT!

She did an amazing job…hop on over for a revealing interview about the types of sex we write about, our social media experiences, and celeb crushes. And more! There’s also a great excerpt from our novel, Free To Leave (Book One in The Free Girls Series), which is out on multiple platforms.

While you’re at Danielle’s blog, check out the links to her own books. This lady gets pretty kinky and HOT herself! Thanks, Danielle!

 

Links to buy Free To Leave, discounted for a SHORT time to only 99 cents on Amazon!!

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes and Noble

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Free to Leave Cover Reveal!

Free To Leave Cover 12.17.13Just 4 days away! Free to Leave is coming out on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble and more on December 21st. We’re so excited, we have to give you another sneak peek. So, here it is – the cover of Book One of the Free Girls Series. We will throw up the link to buy here (and twitter, fb) as soon as it’s available.

Steamy Excerpt from Free to Leave

Here’s one more excerpt from Free to Leave we wanted to share with you… a steamy scene from Club DV8…

Brad starts a figure eight rhythm on Maura’s ass, hitting one cheek, then the other with the flogger. Back and forth, back and forth. A nice rose color covers Maura’s backside. After a few cycles, Maura begins to grunt louder with each blow. It’s so hot to watch. I feel like I’m watching a sporting event live, as a very involved spectator. Maura is gorgeous. Sure, I’ve watched some porn before but this is the first time I’ve ever witnessed anything like this in real life. My brain is trying to process, but I’m trying to shut that voice in my head off and just watch. Maura’s yelling out each time the flogger hits her now. It sounds a little painful but it’s mostly a sound of pleasure.

He stops and says, “Since we’re demonstrating today, tell your friends how you’re feeling right now, Maura.”

“Hot. My ass is hot and it stings, but not very bad at all. It feels really good at the same time.” She’s smiling but we can’t see her eyes which makes me a little nervous. I don’t think she’d lie to us though. She’s too exposed.

“Very nice, Maura,” Brad commends her then takes the feather-ended implement and runs it lightly over the pinkened flesh. She hums appreciatively and he runs the feather in long strokes up and down her back. He lets it drop to graze the outside of her breast. Maura lets out a giggle. Obviously it tickles and the three of us find ourselves shimmying as if he’s doing it to us.

Without warning, he drops the flogger and swats her ass hard with his open hand. She cries out.

“Do you find my actions here funny, Maura?”

“No, sir.”

“Glad to hear that, this is a reminder. Count for me dear.”

Smack! “One.” Smack! “Two,” she yells. We are all on edge wondering how many there will be. Our hands are in fists. Brad keeps up the spanking.

After Maura’s voice cracks on “Five!”, Brad delivers one more swat. “Six,” she calls out and Brad begins to rub her butt all over with his palm. It looks like a firm but tender touch.

“What do you feel now, Maura? Tell your friends.”

“I’m on fire. Your hand is soothing but also brings the sting to the surface.”

“And what do you want, Maura?”

“I want you to fuck me.”

“Do you now?”

“Fuck yes”

“Not yet,” he replies and Maura’s body slumps a bit in obvious disappointment before he says, “Lay on the bed, face down, ass in the air, ready position.”

Free to Leave to scheduled to be published December 21 on Amazon and other retailers.

Blog Hop: Hot Topics!

Jude and I are thrilled to be the last stop on an awesome author-filled blog hop. We were tagged by Mary Palmerin, an up and coming writer you don’t want to miss! Her first book, Succumbing to Scars and Sorrow, is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iBooks. It is an emotional story of secrets, fear, love and passion. It is getting incredible reviews and it is highly recommended!

Mary is the sweetest person ever and a fellow Midwest gal. I (Rebecca) have had the pleasure of getting to know her over the past few months via Twitter. You will not meet a more supportive and encouraging fellow writer. Jude and I are so happy for her success! You rock!!

She sent us the following questions to answer about our lives as writers. Check out her answers to the same questions here.  While you’re visiting her blog, stay for a while and read some of her fabulous author interviews. Didn’t I tell you she was supportive? And once you read her book, I’m sure you’ll be back to her blog to read some of Lyla’s backstory. It’s really gripping. You can also follow Mary on Twitter @palmerin_mary.

Now on to our questions!

1. What are you working on right now?

We are busy, busy, busy! Our first book, Free to Leave, is in the final editing stages. We have received some great feedback from our beta readers and we’re making some minor changes based on that. Our anticipated publication date is December 21st, so we’re also working on some publicity. In addition, the first draft of book #2 in the Free Girl series, Free From Fear, is well underway. And of course we’re trying to keep up with our blog and Twitter!

2. How does it differ from other work in its genre?

Although our books are erotic romance novels, the stories feature the strong friendship shared by four amazing women- Jana, Rylie, Maura and Vanessa. Most books we have read focused on the romantic relationship between a man and a woman. We love that and think it’s great, and of course our books have some of that, too. But we also felt strongly that we wanted our characters and plot to be driven by something else, something maybe even more powerful- sisterhood.

3. Why do you write what you do?

Because we have dirty minds? That, and we’ve just always thought we could. So now we are! Nothing more profound than that.

4. How does your writing process work?

The Free Girls is slated to be a four-part series. After discussing what kind of books we wanted to write and getting an idea for the series, we sat down one weekend with butcher paper and post-it notes and sketched out the highlights of each book.  We did the same thing, only more detailed, for Free to Leave, then Jude got busy writing. We meet bi-weekly to hash out character development, plot inconsistencies, or other issues. During those meetings we also talk about blog posts and other promotional, “business” type stuff. In between meetings there are texts, emails and phone calls to discuss anything and everything– what if Jana did this? I think this would be great about mid-way through the book. I’m having trouble with fill-in-the-blank, etc.

One HUGE part of our writing process is Pinterest. The two of us share hidden boards where we pin things that inspire us. Right now each “Girl” has a dedicated board filled with clothing, things about her home, work and personality, and of course the type of man she goes after! We have found it really helpful having a visual reference when writing.

Once the first draft of Free to Leave was done, Rebecca did some heavy editing. Once Jude made corrections, the manuscript was off to the betas! For the second book in the series, our process will be the same only the major duties will be reversed.

Our Top Seven Sexiest Series

Rebecca and I have been friends forever. But it’s only been in the last five years or so that I started reading like a fiend. It’s all her fault, really. She dragged me to see the second Twilight movie. Well she didn’t exactly drag me, more lured me with dreams of hot vampires dancing in my head. Once I saw it, I had to know what happened next. So I bought the last two books and ripped through them. Not long after, a co-worker of mine asked, “Have you read Fifty Shades of Grey?” Seven words that changed my life forever. Am I right, ladies? And gents?

Hello, my name is Jude and I’m an erotic fiction addict. (I can hear you, “Hi, Jude!) Rebecca and I have read hundreds upon hundreds of erotic / romantic novels ever since. But we aim for the really erotic ones. Every once in a while I make myself read a novel from a different genre just to make myself feel like not such an addict. The minute I’m finished though, I’m right back on Amazon looking at what they’ve recommended for my next seedy read. We love talking about the books we’ve read and it’s added a whole new dimension to our decade- plus old relationship. And it’s inspired us to become professional authors ourselves.

So what, you may ask, are our favorites? We have a lot! Because we love our fans, we’ve narrowed it down to our Top Seven Sexiest Series:

7. The Chaos Novels (Own the Wind and Fire Inside) by Kristen Ashley

6. Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris

5. Bared to You (The Crossfire Novels) by Sylvia Day

4. Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward

3. Masters of the Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair

2. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James

1. Songs of Submission by CD Reiss

Now, don’t forget the debut of our Free Girls Series comes out in December with book one, Free to Leave. We hope that will be your # 1 soon! In the meantime which one is your all-time favorite at the moment? Vote below! If we missed one of your faves, comment below and we will definitely check it out!

Free Girls (Get your mind out of the gutter! Well – not all the way out of the gutter)

Don’t get us wrong, we love a hot-as-hell alpha male just as much as you do. But when we started talking about the kind of series we wanted to write, Rebecca and I realized we really wanted to focus on strong women. With that in mind, we created The Girls.

Maura, Rylie, Vanessa and Jana are the best friends any girl could ask for. Having met in college, they’ve grown up with each other and helped each other become the strong, complicated, vulnerable, genuine, loving people they are when we meet them in book one of the Free Girls Series, Free to Leave. Their love for each other is endearing and also fierce. There isn’t anything they wouldn’t do for one another. And that’s tested as each of the women face changes and life events none of them pictured in their fantasy filled vision boards.

Jana gets divorced, becoming a single mom. Rylie meets a man that changes everything she thought she knew about herself. All the women face challenges and adventures regarding their sexuality… but we don’t want to give it all away! So, be looking for Free to Leave by Jude Conli and Rebecca Raines in December. One thing’s for sure – The Girls are much more kick-ass because of their relationship with each other and throughout the series, we’ll see time and again how life with best friends makes everything better.

“Free to Leave” Book Blurb!!

We’re so excited to bring you the synopsis for our first novel, “Free to Leave”. This book is the first in “The Free Girls” series, chronicling the sexual exploits of four best friends.

 

Jana never thought she’d be facing forever alone. But after her marriage dies a long, slow death at the hands of monotony, Jana is pushed into building a new life. Being a single mom and homeowner has its challenges but Jana hopes it’s all worth it. Bolstered by her three amazing best friends, The Girls, Jana discovers there’s much more to life than being vanilla. Vowing to never get trapped in a life laced with boredom again, Jana and The Girls delve into worlds she never knew existed but secretly always hoped she’d experience. With a sense of adventure and humor, Jana answers all the ‘what if’ questions that have been dancing in her head ever since she started reading all those erotica novels. She finds you don’t have to be a 20-something and stumble upon a rich, handsome megalomaniac to find that excitement you’ve always been looking for.
Warning: This erotic romance novel contains adult themes that might set your e-reader on fire, including, but not limited to: BDSM, lesbian encounters, obscenities, group sex and yes, a plot.
Mature audiences only.
Anticipated release: December 2013

Writing With Kids

Writing erotica has its challenges. One of those challenges is finding time to write when you have kids in the “under-18” crowd. You almost HAVE to wait until they’re in bed to write some of the juicier scenes. A while back, I giddily exchanged a few tweets with one of our FAVE authors, CD Reiss, on this very topic. (insert girly squeal here- I’m a total fan geek over her!)

@CDReisswriter:  Every try writing erotica when the kids are up and roaming around the house? No? Well, then you’ve never experienced true stress.

@RRaines_Writer: Haha just stalking and saw this. So true!! And my kids can READ. Yikes!

@CDReisswriter: I got my 9YO sneaking up behind me after he’s supposed to be in bed. Kinda hard to let Jonathan lay down his business at that point.

@RRaines_Writer: Right! Mommy, What’s a …..?

@CDReisswriter: Why does he keep touching her cat? And they keep coming but where are they going?

@RRaines_Writer: omg I’m dying! Haha.

But seriously, even if your kids aren’t leaning over your shoulder trying to sneak a peak, it’s just a buzz kill to have their crappy cartoons blaring in the background or to interrupt a hot blow-job scene to referee a sibling argument.

Hey you writers…do you have a solution, other than becoming a night owl??

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