Monday, January 8, 2018

Author Spotlight on Anna Ellis (GIVEAWAY)


Readers stuck in the cold will welcome today’s guest author as she promises to warm us up with her scorching tales and sizzling storylines.  Keep reading to learn more about Anna Ellis, her method for writing her erotic scenes, and learn even more by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this talented author and her numerous erotically-charged romances make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $50 bookstore GC!

How to write a sex scene...
This is, of course, only my opinion. You, or your favourite author, may use other methods to produce those ear-marking- worthy sexy bits you love to re-read. While I don’t consider myself an expert on the subject, I have written my fair share of ‘dirty’ books. You can call them erotica, Mommy porn, smut – whichever you like. I prefer gentle erotica because while there is a lot of sex in my books, it’s not your whips and chains, tentacles sort of stuff.
Yes, there is stuff about tentacles out there. Also dinosaurs. But not in my books.
But just to prove I know what I’m talking about, my credentials include the over twenty-five novels/short stories I‘ve written in the past five years, from my first foray into the genre with my swinger book, Making Friends, to my latest attempt, also about swingers, Shared Accommodations. And just to prove I can write the dirty bits, I’ll share my very favourite review of one of my books. An Amazon reader posted this about The Wives: “This is perhaps THE most erotic books I have had the pleasure of reading from Anna Ellis. This ranks right up there with "The Husbands" I must say I read this novel with an erection the whole way!!!”
I’m pretty proud of that one!
So, with no further ado, or shameless self-promotion, here are my top tips on how to write a sex scene!
1. Know your characters.
At least one of them. It would be incredibly difficult to write a sex scene without understanding the personality of your character. Would the sweet, innocent girl-next-door really want to jump into a MMF threesome with the scary Alpha bikers? Sure, maybe she would, but let’s find out about that before it actually happens. For me, writing is all about finding out about the characters – what they want, what the need, what they’ve had in the past. Plus, would you want to read about two strangers having sex? That’s what on-line porn is for.
2. Plot it out.
Even in erotica, people do not just drop and go at it at the dinner table. Events happen to lead to this wondrous coupling. Maybe they want to do the deed in the middle of the good china, but what happens to get them there? This is where the build-up, the sexual tension is so important.The sex needs to advance the story in some way, even if the character just has an itch that really needs to be scratched.
3. Treat it like an action scene.
It’s all about positioning. I remember writing a scene once and when I sent to my beta writer for comments, she came back with something like – “That position wouldn’t really be possible, and his hands shouldn’t go there.” Picture the scene. Would it be comfortable? Logistical? Hands, feet, fingers go where? In my other life, I write action-packed chick lit and writing the fight scenes is surprisingly a lot like writing sex scenes.
4. Use your senses and don’t forget the foreplay.
What does it smell like? Sounds, whether they are a very vocal partner or soft moans and whispers, are important. Describe what the characters are seeing. Taste, touch – what does it feel like when his fingers trace a pattern down your back? Let your readers enjoy themselves vicariously through your characters.
5. Be prepared to get aroused.
Because really, if you’re not turned on even a little bit writing this stuff, your reader definitely isn’t going to be!

MAKING FRIENDS - HUSBAND AND WIVES SERIES
Do you have naughty neighbours?
Happily married couple Jacey and Dominic had no idea they were moving into a neighbourhood where sharing is caring and wives swap husbands more often than a cup of sugar.
They had no idea living in the suburbs would be so exciting.
The Husbands and Wives series follows Jacey and Dominic as they learn to navigate the slippery sidewalks of swinging suburban sex-apades.
Being a good neighbour has never been so much fun!

TOUCH
What happens when you meet the man of your dreams…and his wife?
Kenna has spent the last two years since her divorce alone, focusing on her writing and not giving the lack of romance in her life much thought. She hasn’t missed the touch of others until she meets Iliya.
Iliya is beautiful, vivacious and confident and Kenna is drawn to her immediately. When she meets Iliya’s husband, Kenna is torn. Iliya and Del are warm and friendly and welcome Kenna into their life, but Kenna is guilty about the feelings she develops for the couple, feelings that are more than friendship. Feeling for Del…and for Iliya.
Kenna doesn’t know what to do about the attraction she feels for Del and Iliya…until Iliya confesses she feels the same way. So does Del.
Iliya tells Kenna they aren’t like other married couples and they want to include Kenna in their life.
Is this what Kenna wants? Can she handle the touch of others?

OFFICE PLAYS
NSFW – This office isn’t only for working.
Office Plays introduces some of the sexiest and excitable employees ever. Coffee breaks, long lunches and after hours fun – these ladies have seen and done it all.
There's lots of gossip buzzing around in the office. Abby is shocked when her past fling takes a new position at the company and her guilt makes her more attentive to her husband. Sadie finds herself in over her head with Alma and her husband, playing games she never imagined. Michael has always thought himself happy with his girlfriend, but spending more time with Callie has changed things. And Callie - once the queen of office hookups - finds her feelings for Michael are ruining playtime.
You spend at least eight hours at the office – why not do whatever you can to enjoy it?

SHARED ACCOMMODATIONS- ADULTS ONLY SERIES
“Nestled on the shores of the Bay of Fundy in picturesque Nova Scotia, Mrs. Robinson’s Bed and Breakfast is the perfect spot to relax, to be refreshed and to reflect on the adventure of life.”
“I usually end up getting excited when I reflect on our adventures,” Jacey, Shared Accommodations.
Jacey and Dominic are back!
The happily married couple at the centre of the swinging series, Husbands and Wives are back in the first book of this new series from Anna Ellis, Adults Only.
In Shared Accommodations, Jacey and Dominic leave their naughty neighbours at home when they visit Mrs. Robinson’s B & B for the weekend. They meet Morena, aka Mrs. Robinson, a sexy fifty-something who counts Tia as part of her past and is always ready for some excitement in rural Nova Scotia. And Michael Lorde, her hot handyman with a love story of his own.
Are you ready to head out with Jacey and Dom for an Adults Only weekend?

EXCERPT:

“I’ve always wondered if you have any say in how things work out.”
Morena looked up to see Richard walking towards her. She smiled, appreciating the way he looked in his slim-fitting pants. She liked men who kept themselves in shape.
“How is it possible that you look even better now than you did when we first met?”
Morena wondered.
“You make me blush. You look stunning, by the way.”
She smoothed the skirt of her violet dress, noticing the way Richard couldn’t take his eyes away from her breasts showcased by the deep plunging V neckline. “Where’s your partner in crime?”
Richard nodded down towards the lobby. “My wife seems to be occupied by the bar.”
“I meant Liliane.”
Richard smiled, looking both predatory and very satisfied. “Ah, Liliane. I think I’ve made her late for the party.”
“I’m sure she won’t mind making an entrance. Couldn’t wait until after dinner?”
“I needed a late afternoon snack.”
“Hopefully you didn’t fill up.”
Richard chuckled and rested his elbows on the railing as he looked down at the group. “So who do you recommend for the second course?”
Morena didn’t hide the fact she was checking out Richard’s ass before she leaned in beside him. “I don’t think you need my help.”
“Of course I don’t. But I like to hear what you think.”
“I’m afraid you missed out on the lovely Jacey.”
“A pity. Are you happy, Morena?”
She looked up into Richard’s eyes, noting his serious expression.
“Are you happy? Do you miss it? The parties, the excitement of seeing someone across the room and knowing you can do anything you want with them?”
Morena closed her eyes, an image flashing across her mind, of another time, another person.
She had been a different person then.

AUTHOR INFO:

Anna Ellis likes to writes about happily married couples having sex with other happily married couples. There's no werewolves or vampires, shapeshifters or tentacles involved - just good, old-fashioned sex. And maybe a little tying up. Or a spanking or two.
In her Husbands and Wives series, follow new neighbours Jacey and Dominic as they learn to navigate the slippery sidewalks of suburban swinger lifestyle. Being a good neighbour has never been so much fun!
Her Office Plays series take you to the workplace to meet the most excitable group of office employees you would ever want to work with. They give coffee breaks a new meaning. Look for the third and final book in the series, Love After Hours, coming soon.
The Touch series is an unconventional love story about a woman who falls in love with a man...and his wife. All nine books are available now.
And her latest series, Adults Only brings back favourite characters from her earlier books. In Shared Accommodations, catch up with those sexy swingers Jacey and Dominic as they visit Mrs. Robinson's B & B for a weekend of fun!


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13 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for both the excerpt and giveaway as well.

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  2. Thank you for the great spotlight.

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  3. I really enjoyed reading the guest post, thank you!

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  4. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  5. Thanks for featuring me!!
    -Anna xo

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  6. It's an intriguing excerpt!

    --Trix

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  7. I LOVED your guest post!!!!

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  8. Thanks alot for the giveaway ��

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  10. Are there any authors that inspired your writing style? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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