Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Thanks so much for letting me guest blog today! I’m Jenna Ives and I write contemporary erotic romance and BDSM novellas. I love novellas, because with so much technology at hand these days (texting, tweeting, e-readers, smart phones, video game players, etc) it seems everyone is developing a shorter attention span. And novellas are the perfect way to satisfy a romance reader’s appetite for sexy stories without having to make a long-term time commitment!
My new novella, Snow White And Her Seven Lovers, was inspired by both Kristen Stewart/Charlize Theron’s upcoming movie Snow White and the Huntsman as well as Lily Collins/Julia Roberts’ spring release of Mirror, Mirror. It looks like 2012 is definitely the year of Snow White!
Here’s the blurb for my erotic version of this classic fairy tale, which I’ve written from our heroine’s point of view:
What’s a girl to do when she wakes up poisoned in a hospital ER and finds that she’s lost her memory, her family, and very nearly her life?
That was me. Three months ago. With no identity, no money, and nowhere to go on the day I was discharged from the hospital, I gratefully accepted my gorgeous ER doctor’s offer to move in with him and his equally gorgeous six friends – the ones who’d found me unconscious in an apple orchard. My plan was to stay only until my memory returned, and I could figure out who I was and if someone really had tried to kill me.
Together with Doc, these were an amazingly diverse bunch of guys, but there was something about each one of them that attracted me powerfully enough to want to explore it. The policeman with his clever handcuffs. The cunningly linguistic librarian. The disciplinarian teacher. The virgin computer whiz who loved to play sex games. The engineer who created shotgun orgasms. The wildly imaginative baker.
Becoming intimate with these seven men completed me in ways I suspected discovering my name never would. That is, until the fateful day a man showed up claiming to be my fiancé...
Oooh… this story has conflict plus lots of steamy sex scenes! Not only are there handcuffs, there’s also spanking, vibrators, bondage, ménage, role play, dirty talk, a strip search, a naughty little feather tickler, a sex slave and even a Prince Not-So-Charming! An erotic fairy tale, to be sure. But by far, my most favorite part of writing this story was coming up with jobs that realistically lent themselves to the seven male heroes – Doc is the obvious one (he’s the ER doctor who saves our heroine’s life) but if you read this story, I’d love to hear from you about my choices for the six friends’ occupations J Grumpy? Dopey? Sleepy? Sneezy? Happy? Bashful? Can you match up the men to the jobs in my blurb above?
Snow White And Her Seven Lovers is available through amazon: http://tinyurl.com/6ublm2a, Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/79obndh, at Smashwords: http://tinyurl.com/6qb87rh, or at my website, www.jennaives.com.
And for you BDSM fans, I also have a link to The Initiation Of Isabella: http://tinyurl.com/83d4zh7. You’ll be hot to join Bella’s sorority when you’re done reading that one!
So …Which classic fairy tale is your personal favorite?? And how would you spice it up? The most creative answer will win a free e-copy of Snow White And Her Seven Lovers!
Jenna Ives suffers from the typical problem that affects a lot of modern authors — multiple personality disorder. She writes for several publishers under a variety of names, but mostly the reason is to keep her poor sainted mother (who used to read sweet Barbara Cartland romances) from having a heart attack over how sexy modern romances have become! And Jenna certainly DOES write sexy…
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