JCS: Today I have with me Alexis Duvall, a new erotic romance author. She was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to stop in and chat for a moment. Thank you for joining me today Alexis!
Alexis: Thank you for having me. 🙂
JCS: I understand that you’re new to erotic romance. How exactly did you get started with your writing career?
Alexis: Well, I’ve loved writing since I was a little girl. My mother still has some of the first short stories I wrote, and much to my horror she drags them out when she has company! But I finally wrote a story I felt was worth publishing — All Tied Up.
It all started from a conversation I had with a friend who was frustrated over her latest boyfriend. I won’t go into details to spare her any embarrassment, but it made me start thinking about all of the women out there who think they’re duds in bed. Not because they are, but because they’ve chosen men who couldn’t care less whether or not they get any enjoyment out of sex… it’s all about them and not the women they are with.
JCS: Could you tell us a little bit about your upcoming release?
Alexis: Anna hasn’t had many serious relationships and none of them have been satisfying. After a visit to the Crystal Palace, a place where all of your erotic desires can come true, she opens up a little more and meets an incredible man – David. Their relationship has a really unconventional start, but as Anna begins to explore her sexuality more she becomes more open to a lasting relationship with David.
I have to warn you, it comes with an x-rating. The sex scenes are detailed with light bondage, menage, and even some female/female sex scenes. So it definitely isn’t a story for everyone.
JCS: It sounds like an interesting read! When will it be available for purchase?
Alexis: It’s being released by Wild Horse Press on February 23, 2010. But it’s available for pre-sale right now at All Romance Ebooks!
JSC: Would you feel comfortable sharing an excerpt with us?
Excerpt from All Tied Up, (c) 2009, Alexis Duvall
I’m not sure how I ended up in this predicament, and yet here I am – blindfolded and tied to a bed. If only I hadn’t let Todd talk me into this! As best friends went, he was the greatest… until now.
“You need to get out more, try new things,” he’d said. “I bet you’ve never let anyone tie you down.”
Being completely naïve, I’d asked, “What do you mean?”
“I mean that you’ve never let anyone tie you to a bed, stripped naked, laying open to them.”
I’d blushed the color of a strawberry and gaped at him. After a moment, he’d reached over and snapped my jaw shut.
“You’re catching flies,” he’d teased.
“You mean you want me to let someone tie up and have sex with me?” I’d asked in shock.
I mean sure, I’d heard of people doing that, but I’d certainly never tried it! I wasn’t exactly sexually experienced. I’d been with exactly three guys and all of them had been out the door the moment I’d given it up. I was starting to think there was something wrong with me.
“Don’t be such a prude,” he’d said with a roll of his brown eyes. “I think you’d actually enjoy it.”
“But… I don’t know anyone into that!”
He’d given me a wicked grin then. “You don’t have to. There’s a place in town, the Crystal Palace. They specialize in just such things.”
“And how do you know of this place?”
He’d shrugged. “I heard about it at work.”
“Todd, you work in a bar. Just because you hear about something at work, doesn’t mean you should have your best friend go out and try it.”
Against my better judgment, I’d allowed him to talk me into it. So now I found myself in the Crystal Palace, devoid of clothing, blindfolded with a black satin cloth, and tied to the bed.
JCS: Wow, that was some excerpt! Thanks for stopping in and sharing a little about yourself and All Tied Up! I think I need to unsteam the windows now. I can’t wait to see how that scene ends!
Alexis: Thank you for having me! It’s been a pleasure!
JCS: If you’d like to visit Alexis and keep up to date on her future releases, you can visit her at her website.