Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Candy Kisses by Kissa Starling
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kissa Starling is new on the erotic romance scene. She writes in some shape or form each and every day in Georgia where she lives with her husband, son and numerous pets. She leans towards the sizzling hot stories and reviews some of the same for Romance Divas and Literary Nymphs. 'Candy Kisses' is her first short story released with Twilight Fantasies Publications. She is also involved in audio erotica publishing and a member of several online author forums. She loves hearing from readers and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Red is an innocent young girl taking candy to her grandmother. Her mother did warn her NOT to eat the kisses, but why? One taste and she's seduced. What she didn't count on was a visit from a sexually frustrated vixen each time she ate a piece of candy. Explore the sensual, and the darker side of pleasure, in this twisted fairytale... Candy Kisses. Your taste buds never had it so good!
The woman was wearing a mask. Oh what an exquisite mask it was. It covered only the top half of the woman’s face. Black velvet made up the base. Ostrich feathers outlined the edges. Exotic bird plumes were attached to every space leading up to the eyes.
Those eyes. Never in her life had Red gazed upon such eyes. The insides were yellow with flecks of brown. The lashes were twice as long as normal lashes and they were tipped in silver glitter. Purple glitter made up a brilliant eye shade. Their eyes locked for a short moment. Heat emanated from those eyes. Strength and power were apparent.
Red’s eyes scanned down to a set of bright red, heart--shaped lips. They were the kind of lips that every man, and woman, wanted to touch with the tip of their tongues. She imagined herself licking those lips and nipping them with her teeth. Her skin was like translucent cream. A black, velvet cape started under her chin and ended at the tops of her boots.
The figure had yet to speak a word. A soft light came on even though the woman was no where near a light switch. On the other side of the room a large mirror appeared. It covered the entire back wall and gave a detailed view of the environment.
“I’m Red,” she called weakly.
The mystery woman walked purposefully towards Red and with the push of a button lowered the wooden crosses upon which Red was attached. She untied her arms from the bulky wooden right side and then bound them together in front of her. Red’s legs were untied. Red yelped as she was pulled by the hair towards a tall, wooden chair.
“Please speak to me,” begged Red. “Tell me who you are.”
Red was pushed down so that her midsection was bent over the back of a chair. The scent of the woman was stimulating. When Red closed her eyes and breathed in a strong, musky smell drifted towards her nose. It was similar to the smell of men’s cologne but yet different. A hand on her head guided her movement down so that she was leaning forward as far as the chair back allowed.
A palm rested on her ass. The next thing she felt was a soft, reassuring rubbing all over her cheeks and thighs. She should have known. She should have been prepared, but she wasn’t.
Why did you become a writer?
I have always loved writing as an outlet. Putting words on paper is a sort of therapy for me. I kept diaries when I was young and could always keep myself occupied with pen and paper. I have always been an avid reader also. I love imagining things and creating whole new worlds.
Was it a dream of yours since you were younger or did the desire to write happen later in your life?
I have always written. I did not write with the intent to publish until last summer. I happened upon a contest and decided to enter. I didn't win but that only made me strive harder to get published. I have since contracted the story with another publisher and it will be released in November.
What do you love about being an author?
I love the research, the character development and the final product. I love seeing book covers for the first time. I love getting emails from readers who have read something I have written. I love learning new things and good writing requires ongoing learning. I love promoting too, can't forget that.
Is there anything you dislike?
I can't think of a thing. It's crazy but I even like rejections- not all the time of course. But when I get a rejection I think, "Wow, now I can spend more time with this story. Who should I send it to next?"
How do you balance your personal and writing time?
I am still working on this one. I write in the evenings and on the weekends. Most of my writing time is done when the rest of my family is asleep. I've always been a night owl. It makes for some sleepy mornings but I'm my most creative at night. My family is very supportive and understanding of my writing.
How do you write? Do your characters come to you first or the plot or the world of the story?
The plot usually comes to me first and then I develop the characters around what I want to happen in the story. Sometimes the characters tend to take over though. A great character will turn the writing to suite his/her needs. It's best to justgive them their way!
What genre(s) do you write?
I write erotic romance and fetish stories. I am thinking about breaking into the chick lit genre.
Why do you write the stories that you write?
I write whatever my muse and I can agree on. She usually wins in a debate. I can be working on a story and another will just come to me and I have to go work on that one for a while. I like being different and try to come up with storylines that haven't been done before. I write stories that I would want to read.
Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?
A little of both. Most are from my imagination but not all. I do a lot of family history research and I use some of what I find in my characters. I love to people watch and I add some of what I observe into my characters also.
Out of all the characters that you've written, who is your favorite and why?
I would have to say, Angel, from 'Angel's Wish'. I spent months researching her surroundings, likes and dislikes, clothing, music, etc. All of that brought her to life for me. She learns something about herself during the course of the book and that, in turn, helps me learn a bit about myself as well
What would you want readers to take away from your books?
Some of my writing is done just for fun and I hope that readers would have fun reading it. Some of my writing is done to reveal another side of life that readers aren't aware of. If you get intrigued or excited, or if you hated or loved a character- I've done my job.
Do you have any advice for beginning writers in regards to writing a book?
Don't give up. That's my advice for life. You're the only one who can motivate, stimulate or shut down your karma. Do what you want to do with your life- it's the only thing that matters.
What are you reading right now?
I'm in the middle of a lot of revisions right now but I always take time to read three to five books a week. I just finished The Dark Garden by Eden Bradley. It is what I like to call fetish romance, and it was great!
If you could be anyone or anything that you wanted, who or what would you be?
Exactly who I am- a mother, wife, teacher, author, reader and friend to many.
"Little Red riding in a red mustang takes a basket of goodies to Grandma’s house. Yes, you heard right. This one has a twist without a wolf, and Grandma has to wait a long time for the candy kisses to be delivered, because Red is distracted.
Nightmare/Dream, I am not sure, maybe a little magic. This version sure takes and erotic twist through lesbian BDSM. Interesting short story, could of course be more detailed and even more sensual but with this story line more may actually become less. Having fun with chocolate sounds like quite a treat."
-- Aris, Alternative-Read.com
Candy Kisses by Kissa Starling
Release Date: 2006
$2.49 from Twilight Fantasies Publication
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