The Asylum is being taken over today by the lovely Miss Kameron Brook! Alone, and also with her husband Dirk, she writes some SMOKIN’ hot stories, that will leave you panting. Their newest release, NAUGHTY DELIGHTS, is so sinful…so decadent…that you’ll have to read it when you have adequate privacy (If you know what I mean *wink wink*) Sit back and relax, as they take you on a hot, sexy journey, that will leave you feeling very satisfied!
This is it, Elizabeth thought as she pushed through the door to deliver a large batch of chocolate and vanilla sugar cookies to the display case. It was grand opening day for Guilty Pleasures, and she couldn’t be more excited or more nervous. Years of scrimping and saving had accumulated to this day. In a matter of minutes the bakery would be open for business, and their city would officially have their first taboo sweet shop.
Elizabeth took one final look around, making sure everything was perfect, when Felicia, her business partner and friend, appeared next to her, chomping on a fornication cookie.
Out of all the sugary creations crafted for the shop, Elizabeth and Felicia would agree these were the most fun to develop. They spent many wine-filled nights brainstorming and researching ideas for the inserts.
“What’s it say, babe?” Elizabeth asked, nodding toward the paper in Felicia’s hand.
Felicia laughed and read the naughty message, “Two heads are better than one, but three, now that’s what I call a party!” As she tucked the paper into her back pocket, she asked, “I forget. Was this yours or mine?”
“I actually think your man deserves credit for this one.” Grinning, Elizabeth grabbed the sampler plate off the counter and walked toward the front door, turning to take one final look around before the place filled up. She couldn’t be any prouder of the decor in her little slice of heaven. She glanced to her left and smiled proudly as she admired the photos on the wall.
The food photographer they had hired did a fantastic job capturing the beauty and sexiness of several corset cakes available for purchase. But the icing on the cake, so to speak, was the mural to the right of the entrance. A local artist painted “What Are Your Guilty Pleasures” but the letters were actually naked people in compromising naughty positions.
Felicia giggled. “Oh yeah, it’s all coming back to me now. We definitely drank way too much that night.”
Nodding in agreement, Elizabeth turned on the neon sign and opened the doors for business.
Already, a few eager customers were waiting by the window. They actually applauded when Elizabeth stepped out of the shop door. She greeted them with a smile and offered them their choice of iced cocks or boobs. She wasn’t surprised the guests blushed when they made their selection and bit into the cookie. She expected to witness many rosy cheeks in the hours ahead of them—giggles too.
As the streets began to fill up with people going to work, Elizabeth tried to coax even more passersby into the shop with her funny shout-outs such as: “I bet our peckers taste as good as your man’s. No wait, even better!” And, “Our breasts are fantastic and all natural.” All the while she held up a naughty treat.
After the bell dinged behind her a couple dozen times, she realized the humorous approach to draw in customers was working like a charm. Now with them inside, she had no doubt every person who’d entered the shop erected from her dreams would be a repeat customer. And with this thought, she knew the many dinners of Ramen noodles were well worth the discomfort it cost her over the years.
And now…for the famous 21…
1. Tell us a little about yourself and your books.
(KAM) Kameron and Dirk, a passionate couple in and out of the bedroom, has decided to join forces and bring their erotic imagination to life with words. Their solo stories are electric; however, the works they create together will practically sizzle off the page. Yes, they might live in a quiet suburb neighborhood, but they’re anything but tame and unadventurous. A fact you shall read and learn about soon enough.
2. What genre(s) do you write?
(KAM) We write erotic romance stories – straight, lesbian, gay, and ménage.
3. What was it like to see your first book published?
(Kam) Dirk and I were both shocked and overjoyed to get accepted at Razor’s Edge Press / Changeling Press. We actually didn’t think we’d get picked up the first time out. Reviews, public and private, have been amazing. We are truly blessed!
4. How dear to your heart is writing? Do you think you’ll continue to write for the rest of your life?
(KAM) I’ve always loved writing. Many years ago, I wrote poetry. Then, I progressed to children’s books. Now, I’m only concentrating on erotic stories.
How long will we write? I guess that depends on how long people still love reading what we create. Let’s hope that’s many years to come!
5. Do you ever lock up? Have those moments where you just stare at your screen and think, “Yeah…I got nothing”?
(KAM) I think it happens to the best of us. When it happens to me, I either seek Dirk’s advice or close the laptop to catch up on TIVO.
6. How difficult is it for you to come up with ideas for your books?
(KAM) Dirk excels in dirty talk so not very hard at all. <winks>
7. What about characters? Are the names and personalities difficult to develop?
(KAM) When I create a character, the name sort appears in my head. Magic! As for personalities, I don’t plan who will be shy, dominant, bubbly, etc. That develops as I start the interactions.
8. Do you ever find yourself struggling as a writer?
(KAM) The biggest struggle I have is balancing real life with fantasy life. I usually don’t write during the day and at night, it all depends on what’s going on. I try hard not to spend every night on the keyboard because that’s cuts into “adult” time and we can’t have that. <grins>
9. About how long does it take for you to complete a book, from concept to completion?
(KAM) The answer to this question varies depending on school, health, conferences, and various pop-up obstacles. When luck is on my side, I can get a draft down in a month. When it’s not, WIP’s sit in a file until the distractions have eased up.
10. Do you have a ritual before, during and after finishing a book?
(KAM) Nothing before or during, but after…..I do one helluva happy dance!
11. Do you have a special time or place to write?
(Kam) Night time: Red/black oversized flannel robe, end spot of the sectional, and a bowl of plain popcorn.
12. Any funny experiences or quirks you’d like to share with your readers?
(Kam) Hmmm, not off the top of my head.
13. How do you find the time to balance your writing and family life?
(KAM) When the kids are awake, it’s family time unless we’re doing edits. Then, Dirk and I take turns entertaining the kiddos while the other works. We are truly a dynamic team!
14. How much down-time do you take between books? Or do you just jump right into the next?
(KAM) Lately, we haven’t been working on one idea after another. We’ve been undergoing home renovations and as I am typing this, we have half a bathroom stripped of wallpaper. Speaking of which, I better type fast and get back to work. The bath guy will be here before I know it.
15. Do you have any interesting hobbies that you enjoy?
(KAM) I love to work on the yard – brick work, sawing trees, shoveling dirt. I am a total tomboy. Dirk loves to build and work on his Mustang.
16. If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be?
(KAM) I want to visit all of Europe so I will pick the entire continent.
17. What’s next on your agenda? Any new books in the works?
(KAM) Now that “Naughty Delights” is signed, sealed and delivered, we will either open up two WIP’s that have been on the backburner for a while OR maybe write a sequel to the bakery story. Unsure right now.
18. What advice would you give to others who want to make writing their career?
(KAM) Not every author is lucky enough to get contracted the first time out. Many times, it takes several submissions. Rejection letters are hard but if you have the PASSION to write, then never give up on your dream. Remember, all it takes is one yes and then your foot is in the door FOREVER!
19. What authors inspire you?
(KAM) So many but I will give you a few names from my bookcases: Pamela Palmer, Cheyenne McCray, Christine Feehan, Kresley Cole, Lora Leigh, James Patterson, Lara Adrian, Gena Showalter, Karen Moning, and Jaci Burton.
20. What’s something unique about you that not many people might know?
(KAM) I do not like to cross bridges over water. For many years, I’ve dreamt an earthquake occurs when I’m crossing one, the bridge breaks and my vehicle plummets to the water. SCARY!
21. Is there anything you would like to share about your writing and publishing experience that might inspire and support new and struggling writers?
(KAM) If you get blocked, just walk away. Come back to it, not when you have free time, but when you feel compelled to carry on the story.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with us here today! Now, inquiring minds need to know…where can your readers stalk you?
(KAM) Thank you so much for having me here. As always, it was a pleasure speaking with you.