Hello Everyone! Welcome to my October Symposium!
In honor of Halloween — a day you can dress up and be anyone you want without people looking at you funny — I asked my friends and fellow authors what book or scene they have written that was inspired by their own naughty thoughts and fantasies!
Find out what they had to say, and trust me…you will be delighted with the responses!
LAURIE ROMA: Fantasies are the foundation for all my stories, and the hotter the better! From wild, passionate quickies in an elevator, to hot and steamy encounters in an office…all of these scenes are meant to get your blood pressure rising. I use a mixture of real life experiences, dreams and a very active imagination to create my storylines, always making sure that my characters have the happily ever after they deserve. Now, if I could only make all my fantasies a reality - that would definitely make me a very happy woman… *wink wink*
Former IAD agent Katrina “Trinity” Cross is in desperate need of a vacation. When a friend asks for a personal favor, Trinity agrees to fly to the island of Sunset Point, only to find that things in paradise aren’t what they seem…
Jackson Stone is a man who likes regulation and order, but when Katrina Cross arrives on his island, life as he knows it'll never be the same.
Falling behind schedule is not allowed in Maxwell King’s orderly world. Missing money, cheap materials, and a dead foreman top of the list of his problems, but nothing shakes him more than the sexy siren that sets his body on fire…
As the investigation heats up, Maxwell and Jackson both fall for Trinity, but she can’t choose between the uptight corporate mogul and the rough and ready police lieutenant. Can she find a way to keep them both, or will their love become a casualty at the cross point?
JOEY W. HILL: I worked as an administrative assistant for many years. During my minute-taking for countless meetings, I played with a personal fantasy that eventually turned into my Knights of the Board Room series. I imagined a high-powered female executive who has an antagonistic relationship with a CEO of a competing company (that antagonism is disguised sexual tension, of course!). One night, he has her come to the office for an early evening meeting with him and his four-man executive team (all gorgeous, and with unique, exceptional skills when it comes to giving a woman pleasure). Once she’s there, they seduce and overwhelm her, tying her to the table and…well, you get the idea (wink). That personal fantasy became Board Resolution, and then evolved into a full series, where each man gets the submissive of his dreams – with the help of the other men. --Joey W. Hill, www.storywitch.com
Janet Albright prefers her men submissive, her relationships confined to a club environment. Which is why her attraction to former Navy SEAL Maxwell Ackerman doesn't make a lot of sense. There isn't a submissive bone in his honed, muscular body, suggesting that her interest in Kensington & Associate's head limo driver is best indulged as a private fantasy. The problem is, after a crisis situation reveals a different side of them both, the attraction becomes mutual and undeniable.
They take the plunge, willing to see if the give-and-take of their unexpected relationship can satisfy their deepest desires. Unfortunately, ghosts from their past might take the reins from them both, destroying the balance of power before their love can find a way to tip the scales.
N.J. WALTERS: Fantasies, we all have them and, as a writer, sometimes mine end up in my books. I think the biggest fantasy I have is the belief in the HEA (Happily Ever After). After all, that’s why I write romance to begin with. But if you’re looking for a deeper glimpse into my fantasy world, check out my first published book Annabelle Lee. Annabelle works in a library and I worked in a bookstore at the time I wrote this story. There’s a very sexy seduction scene that happens while she’s at work. Let’s just say it’s probably not safe to have sexual sparks that hot near all those books. Fire is a distinct possibility. I’m not saying what happened to Annabelle happened to me, but who knows what really goes on behind closed doors at the library…or the local bookstore.
By day Annabelle Lee is a perfect small town librarian, with loose-fitting dresses and hair scrunched up in a tight bun. But at night, lying in her lonely bed, her sensuality emerges in scorching, erotic dreams about Mike Sloan.
Annabelle's not the only one with a few fantasies. Mike has been dreaming of stripping her out of her prim clothing and getting her into his bed, and when the opportunity arises, he grabs at the chance. Soon they're heating up the sheets, and each other, with steamy sexual interludes.
While Annabelle is luxuriating in their no-strings secret affair, Mike is longing for something more permanent—like exploring the exhilarating heights of passion as man and wife.
KALLYPSO MASTERS: So hard to choose! I have fantasies throughout my Rescue Me books. Never had a boss I wanted to fulfill this one, but if I worked for Master Adam, well…:
“Don’t tell me you came in here again without your pad and pen.”
She paused only a moment, before she clicked into the fantasy with him. “I’m s-sorry, Sir, but I’m afraid I did.”
“If this were the first time, I think we could just forget it. But this isn’t the first time, is it, Miss Paxton?”
“What should I do about this latest infraction, so you won’t forget next time?”
Her gaze returned to the chains, then back at him. A pleading look besieged him. He was afraid she’d back down from the fantasy. Instead she raised her chin a bit—showing him the old Karla was still inside there somewhere—and squared her shoulders.
“I need to be spanked, Sir.”
Retired Marine Master Sergeant Adam Montague has battled through four combat zones, but now finds himself running from Karla Paxton, who has declared war on his heart. With a twenty-five-year age difference, he feels he should be her guardian and protector, not her lover. But Karla’s knack for turning up in his bed at inopportune times is killing his resolve to do the right thing. Karla isn’t a little girl anymore—something his body reminds him of every chance it gets.
But their age difference is only part of the problem. Fifty-year-old Adam has been a guardian and protector for lost and vulnerable souls most of his life, but a secret he has run from for more than three decades has kept him emotionally unable to admit he can love anyone. Will she be able to lower his guard long enough to break down the defenses around his heart and help him put the ghosts from his past to rest? In her all-out war to get Adam to surrender his heart, can the strong-willed Goth singer offer herself as his submissive—and at what cost to herself?
Damián Orlando and Savannah (Savi) Baker also will reunite in this book and begin their journey to a happy ending in Nobody’s Perfect. The books in the Rescue Me series are not stand-alone stories. Important events in the lives of this couple are shown in the first two books (Masters at Arms and Nobody's Angel, a combined print volume). Should be read in order.
ZAYNE MICHAELS: Friends, family, real life situations, and people who piss me off—these all eventually find their ways into my stories. Sex definitely plays a part in my books, such is the nature of erotic romance. However, my fantasies that wind up between the pages are not quite as exciting—or nearly as naked. I’ve always wondered what I would do if I was somehow granted three magical wishes from some exotic genie. In Race the Sun, my hero was likely a little more noble than I would be in my wishes, but I’d like to think I’d use them for “the greater good.” Though, telepathy would be somewhere at the top of that list. Maybe. Probably. However, it’s been said that magic always comes with a price, so maybe I’d just drop that shiny golden lamp to the bottom of some murky lake.
Declan Collins never wanted to be a vampire. He certainly never wanted to be a pawn in his Maker’s games of cat and mouse. When their hunt for a rare and elusive breed of werewolf leads them straight to Declan’s mate, however, it’s game over.
Lincoln Chastain never imagined the infamous Red Siren would turn out to be his intended. He can’t deny the attraction between them, but nor can he allow a pretty face to distract him from his quest for retribution.
Sometimes, things aren’t as black and white as they seem and finding the truth will come with a price. Will the secrets they discover give the mated pair the happy ending they desire? Or will the lies and greed of others destroy them before they’ve even started?
LACEY THORN: All of my books come from my fantasy life! What can I say! A girl has to live! Probably the one I love the best and wish was my story, is Bare Seduction. I'd love to be Cass with two men like Doug and Damon to see to her every need. Just thinking about it makes me all tingly and excited.
Sophia has worked hard to become an Enforcer but to achieve that goal she must join an experimental new combat group—a quad unit. She is confined on a shuttle, with three male Alpha Enforcers who absolutely define the word sexy. Three tall, gorgeous men making love to her in every way imaginable. Together. Sounds more than perfect to her.
The men are right out of her sexual fantasies. Xanthus is the aggressive, golden-haired leader. Kain is the gentle lover with gleaming ebony skin. Radek can find anything they need and give her everything she wants. Confinement never looked so good.
SUSAN HAYES: My newest story, Summoned and Sold, was influenced by my fantasies from start to finish. From the instant chemistry to the noble warrior prince, this romantic tale was a chance to indulge my own personal wish list. I gave the heroine the power to shift to a black panther, sexy, dark and dangerous. Then I gave her a hero worthy of her, an honorable man with the heart of a warrior and the soul of a poet. There’s a love scene between Torin and Vela that I loved writing, involving a roaring fire on a winter night. The lovers are tangled together in a bower of soft blankets and furs, with the wind howling outside the shutters and firelight painting bare skin in shades of flame and shadow. Is that a fantasy of mine? Let’s just say that it’s only Autumn, but the fireplace is already laid…just in case.
Summoned into slavery, but unchained by love...
Torn from her world and enslaved by magic, Vela’s life is shattered in the name of greed. Born of a fae race of shifters, her exotic beauty and unique powers have damned her to a life of slavery. But as a true Feral, she will never allow anyone to enslave her spirit or claim her soul.
Torin is the Prince of Stryx, forced to watch as his father’s madness pushes the kingdom closer to the brink of destruction. Strong and true, Torin’s flaw keeps him from being the leader he is meant to be. Upon learning of his father’s plans to breed Vela’s fae abilities into the family bloodline, Torin agrees to marry her rather than subject her to the cruel perversions of his father’s bed.
Worlds collide under the king’s dark reign, but when Torin sets eyes on his bride, her beauty and courage ignite his passions. He knows that he will do anything to keep her at his side and in his bed, but how can Vela ever learn to love a man she is forced to call her master?
LORIE O'CLARE: When I leave my home (from where I sit at my desk writing) and see other homes in my neighborhood, go to shops downtown, or even my grocery store, I often imagine what people that I see are like. Are they happy? Sad? Or something completely different... I'm an avid fan of "what if". What if the person pushing that grocery cart toward me wasn't really human. What if while I slept at night they were experiencing a type of life that I can only imagine. What if I could experience that type of living too. In my werewolf books I live that fantasy of being someone else. While many indulge, one night a year, in dressing up and being someone different, I indulge in that year round. I love dressing up. But the true thrill is walking in the shoes of a man, or a woman, who lives in my world, walks my streets, shops in my stores, yet doesn't see the world as I do. These werewolves aren't dodging silver bullets. They are as incredibly good and bad as humans. My werewolves don't concern themselves with being politically correct. An alpha male is predatory, incredibly territorial, dominant and powerfully strong. His lady is even stronger. Have fun over Halloween. Please be safe. And when the costume is taken off and put away, indulge in one of my books and live a fantasy every day.
Jarvis Alger must be out of his mind. The most despised breed of werewolf just crossed his path and she is so damn hot he can’t quit thinking about her.
Katrin Keller is actually only half Malta werewolf, a breed that endured genocide and is hated by all other werewolves. The law doesn’t care about her half-breed status, and they are after her. It’s so easy to fall for Jarvis when he doesn’t seem to care about her mixed breeding. The sex between them is so amazing she’s willing to try acts she’s never tried before.
The danger escalates, Katrin is forced to run. Jarvis runs with her, swearing to love and protect her. When their life in hiding is threatened, Jarvis assures Katrin they’ll be safe as long as she suppresses her Malta werewolf side.
Katrin is torn between the man she loves and the heritage she doesn’t want to ignore. Katrin fears she’ll have to choose between Jarvis and the very blood that runs through her. As their passion grows, Katrin is aware of one thing--she’s willing to fight for both.
REBECCA JOYCE: I was planning to take this one to the grave, but what the hell! In “The Sheriff’s Jailbirds”, there is a scene, where Charlotte dresses up for her men. I thought long and hard about putting that scene in, but figured…write what I know. And I know Star Wars! Well folks, that particular scene came straight out of the Rebecca Joyce closet! Yep, that’s right, I wore a sexy, sleek Princess Leia costume to entice my beloved….and guess what? I WORKED! The light saber rose and I battled my dark side and won!
Macie Lynn Owens loved her life. She did what she wanted, when she wanted, and nobody was going to tell her otherwise. She gave up the silly dream of finding a man, children, and happily ever after. Accepting what life had dished out to her, she never looked back, until one night changed everything.
When fate knocks and gives Matthew and Andrew Jenkins a second chance, they grab on with both hands and refuse to let go. However, convincing the spitfire diner owner to accept their claim is harder than they thought. When two shocking dinner guests arrive unexpectedly, they have a new bargaining chip, and they aren’t afraid to use it.
As the town gears up for its bicentennial Founders Day Parade, a blast from the past returns, causing more trouble than the town can handle. As the pots and pans start flying, the residents must stand together to save everything they hold dear, or watch it all burn.
HENNESSEE ANDREWS: Wow, I’m blushing and that isn’t an easy task to accomplish. We’re talking fantasy, in particular MY fantasy. Hmmmm. Well, I’d have to say that out of all the hot scenes I’ve written that one stands out in my mind and always will. In Drew - The Texas Senator’s Sons 2, my characters blasted out a scene so hot my toes curled. There were many, but when he took control after being ruthlessly teased, shoved Liv against the cab of the truck, and commanded her attention…sweet heavenly bliss! It should come as no surprise that strong, tough men who take control excite the hell out of me.
Drew Radcliff hasn't had good luck with women, which created an enormous chip on his shoulder, and Liv Lancaster is just the woman to knock it off. When she sets her sights on taming the demons inside him, she finds a man able to satisfy her in ways she could only dream of.
In order to free Drew from the pain of his past, Liv knows he must forgive his own indiscretions. Putting him through what she calls The Course may be just what the doctor ordered for expelling demons keeping him from love and the happiness he truly desires.
In Liv's quest to uncover the man hidden beneath the pain, she unleashes a highly sensual and sexual man able to give her all and more. Erotic spanking and bondage prove to be the weapon of choice when fighting for the heart of the sexy senator's son, Drew.
ERIKA REED: When I first read Laurie’s idea for this month’s synopsis, the first thing that came to mind was the sex scene that occurred in Blazing Inferno. This scene was inspired when I visited the firehouse my friend Sean worked out of as I did my research for my fireman story. After meeting all the attractive and yes, HOT men that were working on shift that day, I was able to get up close with one of their fire trucks and envisioned my character Kasey being bound up by the fire hoses as one of her sexy firemen had their wicked way with her. I added this scene to my story in Blazing Inferno, The Men of Inferno series.
When Amber Green is offered a new job and a chance to move to a tropical paradise, she says yes and packs her bags, leaving her old life behind. Or so she thinks…
Millionaire Reid Sullivan is a widower who is immediately intrigued by Amber, and offers the beautiful woman a job to work for him as his live-in housekeeper after hearing she needs a place to stay.
Dante DeSoto is a hard-ass detective from Chicago whose investigation leads him to Sunset Point after the sudden death of Amber’s ex-boyfriend. Upon meeting the gentle beauty, he is convinced of Amber's innocence. Dante decides to stay on the island so that he and Reid can help protect her.
Both men want Amber, but they’re going to have to find a way to share. With old demons and new dangers dogging them every step of the way, the three lovers will have to fight for the happily ever after they long to share.
LORI KING: Gaby Larkin got to act out of my fantasies in Point of Seduction. The idea of making love on the beach in the waves under the moon and stars is one of my all time favorite fantasies. Mind you I've never even seen the ocean and the only beach I've visited was at the local lake, but I have a vivid imagination. And in my imagination sand never gets into places it shouldn't. :)
The Surrender Trilogy Book 1: After another painful betrayal and break up, Rachael Morgan sets out to prove to herself that she can handle a good time with a man and walk away sexually satisfied and with her heart intact. She could have never imagined that she would be agreeing to the proposition of a lifetime. Every woman in Stone River, Texas would jump at this chance, but she’s afraid she’ll leave pieces of her heart behind.
Raised on their family ranch the four Brooks brothers have always shared everything. Even women. When they find themselves face to face with the one person who could complete them all, they set out on a journey to claim her for their own.
Fate can place them all in the right place at the right time, but will Rachel be able to overcome her relationship scars, or is she destined to live her life alone believing that no man ever stays?
TYMBER DALTON: Well, on the sexy end of the scale, my book "The Denim Dom" was more than pulled from real life in some ways. Tony is very much based on my own Sir, so there were a few things in there that were things we've done/do in real life...and a couple of the scenes were wish list scenes. LOL Although in some of my books, there have been a few cases where baddies met their end as a direct result of revenge fantasies. :) Nope, won't name names there, but that's one of the perks of being a writer, that you can kill and maim people fictitiously and it lives on forever in your works. Cheaper than therapy, for sure.
Sarah's world shatters when her husband is killed in the wreck that injures her young son, Jason. Worse, Sarah discovers painful betrayals that make remaining in New York City with her hateful mother-in-law impossible. Moving home to Florida to live with her widowed father is their only option.
You can go home again, but it's not the home she remembers. The hunky next door neighbors are also her new employers, cousins Sam and Pete Hope. She went to school with the men, but they're all grown up. It's soon clear they have their sights set on winning her heart.
Unfortunately, her mother-in-law doesn't give up quite so easily. She's determined to get Sarah and Jason back to New York by any means necessary. Despite an escape-artist steer nicknamed Moodini, asshole ninja assassin pet goats, and learning how to love again, Sarah rebuilds her and Jason's lives and soon discovers that, just maybe, two Hopes can heal her heart better than one.
TARA ROSE: I’ve always had this thing for big cats, especially leopards and jaguars. There’s something about those rosettes that are just so pretty and majestic. And I love their intelligent green and yellow eyes. They are my favorites among all my stuffed animals, and I love to watch nature shows about them. So when it came time to write a shifter series, there was only one clear choice. The Alpha Legend is a MFM erotic leopard, jaguar, cougar shape-shifter series with consensual BDSM and an HEA in every book. The series features an ancient text that a society bent on destruction of certain cats in the shape-shifting world has perverted for their own sinister use, and the badass, alpha jaguars who hunt them down, one by one. Check out book 1, releasing today… Captured By Two Alphas.
Leopard shifter Saffron Estampado flees her village to escape an unwanted mating with two brothers who are involved in the same evil society as her uncle, and is captured in the woods by cougar shifters Landon Sterling and Nevada Ruiz when they believe she was sent to kill them.
But the same people chasing her are after rare black cougars like Landon and Nevada, and she works hard to convince them of that. As the men realize they are both in as much danger as Saffron, they also realize they are each falling for her.
Saffron recognizes Landon and Nevada as her mates, but when the brothers to whom she was being forced to mate frame her for her uncle’s murder, her budding romance with both men is put on hold while all three enlist the help of jaguars to fight the threatening evil and clear Saffron’s name.
SHAE SHANNON: There have been a lot of scenes I have written that have originated from my deep, dark, kinky fantasies. The great thing about writing them has been the ability of freedom. Nothing can make them wrong or tarnish how things play out. Real life seems to lack living up to expectations a lot, especially when it comes to a woman’s sexual desires and dreams. In Her Knights in Black Stetsons, there is a scene where all three Dennison brothers finally make love to EmmaLee. With her blindfolded, she gets a small taste of a flogger for the first time and a good work over from head to toe. The three make love to her at the same time, giving her the ultimate sexual experience. All I have to say for myself is yummmmm. ;) Three sexy cowboys, all giving me their full undivided attention? In a hot fantasy, yes please!
EmmaLee Anderson has grown up in a small town. Her family life was rough growing up, and the Dennison’s immediately took her in as one of their own. The boys had always come to her rescue, and ran off every boy within a 500 mile radius. They were the big brothers she never had.
Bad luck finally gets the best of EmmaLee. When things look hopeless and impossible, her knights in black Stetsons waltz in and fix the world by taking her back to the ranch where she belongs. What they hadn’t anticipated was the sexy woman she had become that replaced the gawky, lanky girl they had grown up with.
When temperatures rise and feelings bubble to the surface, Jase, Lyndon, and Dixon fight an inner battle of what is right and what they want.
One night out sends a bad relationship to smack her in the face, literally. After a little ‘counsling’ session by the Dennison clan, they assume he has learned the error of his ways. Revenge comes back in a nasty, sick plan of murder and kidnapping, threatening the one they hold dearest. The boys round up the family in a manhunt of vengeance and guns to save their country princess.
Can she pull through from the brutal beating and win the love of the three that have captured her heart since pig tails and mud pies?
CASSIDY BROWNING: I know many authors dread the times they have to get down and dirty and dive head first into the required sex scenes. For me however, they are one of the easiest parts of the book to write. Our Keyhole Series from Omnific were especially easy since they feature a man with his two women. This is every man’s fantasy so every one of the scenes in those books were the chance for me to share some of my favorite fantasies. Our Siren series under the name Cassidy Browning however are often more of a challenge since each book has a woman and her two men. To write these I think, “What would make my ladies hot” and then try to write that scene to the best of my ability hoping they will do just that. So, even those become my fantasies to some extent. God, I love my job.
Nikki Sutherland can't believe her luck. She's won an all-expenses paid trip to the BDSM resort Clifftop Fantasies to coauthor a book with her idol, erotic romance author Candee Appelbaum. Unfortunately, Candee is really a man-a very good-looking man-named Kane Harris.
Another gorgeous hunk, Dante Hunter, is also at Clifftop to market the resort owner's new cookbook, Stealth Veggies. The guys are both younger than her and way out of her league-or so she thinks. Even worse, Kane is a wisecracking eccentric with a skewed fashion sense and an odd taste in music who writes late at night with a bottle of wine. Dante likes to do his thinking during yoga or biking, things Nikki hasn't done in years.
Nikki's journey teaches her the difference between reading hot, sexy menage scenes and living them with the two best-looking guys she's ever met. Can she handle the Writes of Submission?
CHARLETTE MORGAN: I have to say that each book I have written contains a fantasy, or at least part of a fantasy of mine. In every book the Heroine is an independent woman who can take care of herself, yet chooses to share her life with a take charge (in the bedroom) kind of man. As it is in my real life, we choose to be together, we do not stay because we have to stay together. My fantasy man has to inventive, have a very strong protective nature, integrity, and intelligence. He must be large enough to cuddle up close with, causing his woman (Me) to feel safe and loved. My men must give as much as he/they take in a relationship. And last, but by no means least, my hero has to be playful, built to size, (yes I went there) and know how to make love with his woman.
Desperate and hiding out from her ex-boyfriend, mother of two, Thea Anchor lands in California at Control Inc. Out of options she turns to a profession in the adult entertainment business. Wulfgang Schultz, sadist owner of Control Inc., takes a special interest in Thea's circumstances and offers her a proposition that's impossible for the beautiful masochist to refuse.