Monday, January 17, 2011

Guest Blogger - Nina Pierce

Please give a warm welcome to our guest today - Nina Pierce. She's giving you a taste of her newest release from Ellora's Cave and look for details on her contest at the bottom!

Thanks for joining us today!

It’s all in the Fantasy
by Nina Pierce

When I first sat down to write erotic romance three years ago, I had this preconceived idea that I should follow the guidelines for all sexually explicit material that I had encountered up to that point. You know the ones with the big busted ladies, several of them in fact, opening every orifice available and fawning over ONE man … umm, yeah, that would be porn.

And though I did manage to finagle a pretty damn good love story out of the notion of multiple women with a man, I realized very quickly that erotic romance has nothing to do with men’s fantasies and everything to do with women’s fantasies. Those of you in the know are thinking “well, dur, Nina … it’s women who read romance”. Okay, well, I was a little slow out of the starting gate, but I totally understand now.

Women who pick up erotica not only want a wonderful love story with a hunky hero and a kick-ass heroine—they want the fantasy. And it’s different for every one of us. Some women fantasize about being naked in public which may or may not include sex in public. Some like the idea of multiple male partners focused solely on them while still others may enjoy their men to get it on as well. Then there is the dominant fantasy, either dominating or being dominated.

There is a myriad of combinations for the erotic romance author to explore.

So what has drawn you to the erotic romance genre?

My most recent erotic romance book “Maid for Master”, explores the fantasy of bondage and submission. Claire Calderwood knew she’d never truly been satisfied in the bedroom, but a weekend trip to an adult resort opens her eyes to her dark desires and new possibilities …

When lust and deception collide, will her complete submission be enough to bind their hearts?

Treat herself to a carnal weekend at the hedonistic retreat, XTC Resorts? That’s not something Claire Calderwood, a three-time loser in the relationship department would ordinarily do. But at forty-one, having a successful cleaning business is no longer enough. She wants a chance to let go of all responsibility, submit to a stranger’s sexual demands and satisfy her darkest fantasies.

Jonathon Brierton has known his best friend’s sister long enough to recognize her submissive nature. He would like nothing more than to have Claire bound naked and at the mercy of his flogger as he teaches her the sensual art of obeying her Master. At thirty-something, he’s a successful real estate developer, owner of a BDSM resort—and hopelessly in love with the older woman.

When Claire follows him to his resort, Jonathon is certain he can keep his identity secret long enough to convince her that being restrained in his stocks is something that will satisfy them both. But lies, deceit and broken hearts may not be so easy to overcome.

Claire Calderwood had fantasized about being a sexual slave to a man’s desires for a long time now. She’d even taken the time to buy a couple of books on the D/s lifestyle. Those few times she’d tried to communicate her desires to her partners had turned into nothing more than mindless rutting that had left her feeling empty and used. Being tied to a bed while her boyfriend satisfied his fantasies wasn’t the same as the give and take of consensual passion happening below.

Her hope had been to share this weekend with her fiancé so they could both learn from the experience of others. But Claire understood better than most that plans had a way of disintegrating dreams.

How she’d managed to let her baby brother’s best friend talk her into keeping her plans still baffled her. Adjusting the butterfly mask, she cast a quick glance around. Claire wasn’t sure she’d survive if she ran into Jonny here at the fetish club of all places. She hoped he was neck-deep in some hot tub with a good-looking co-ed. Goodness knows, she didn’t know what she’d say if he found her strutting around in the barely there leather bra and skirt and heavy knee-high biker boots she’d found in her closet. She would be mortified if he told Ryan of her foolishness. Surely, she’d never hear the end of it. But this vacation wasn’t about her brother Ryan, Jonny or her fiancĂ© or anything else she’d left behind in Indiana. It was about Claire and giving herself permission to let loose and give in to her fantasies.

Throwing her shoulders back, Claire forced away the gloomy thoughts and turned her attention back to the dungeon. A man hung face-up by a series of knotted ropes. His arms and legs were stretched wide, exposing his torso and genitals to tempting possibilities. Clamps had earlier been applied to his nipples and inner thighs, and a plug inserted in his rectum. He had remained suspended and blindfolded, only able share the woman’s pleasure and pain through her cries of ecstasy. Now two Doms maneuvered a pulley system, lowering him to waist level. Strong hands stroked over sensitive flesh. His cock and balls, restrained in a tight leather harness, swelled against its bindings, anticipation putting everyone on the edge of their seats.

“Are you enjoying the show?”

A male voice, thick and rich as honeyed molasses shivered down her spine. When Claire attempted to turn, he pressed into her back. His face nestled against her neck so that only a whisper separated his lips from the shell of her ear.

“Don’t turn. Just answer. Are. You. Enjoying. The. Show?”

He spoke softly, each word enunciated clearly. It was such a simple question and delivered with such intensity, Claire could barely fill her lungs. The hard planes of his chest pressed against her. Muscular thighs ran along the back of her legs and against her ass. Gooseflesh rose where his breath caressed her neck. It was all she could do not to lean into the man.

“I… Well… I…”

“Yes. Or. No?”

Power buffeted her but didn’t smother. Rather than drowning, Claire felt swaddled in the absolute security of this man. Her nipples steepled, pressing hard against zippers running along the soft leather cup of her bra. And when she inhaled to speak, the clean scent of soap and fresh air filled her nose. “Yes.”

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**Giveaway** Nina’s giving away a box full of goodies, including her erotic suspense novel, “Healer’s Garden” to a random commenter from all the blogs she visits during her tour between Jan 17 and Jan 25.

Nina Pierce is an award-winning author of erotic romance. Her stories fall in all genres from contemporary to paranormal. When she’s not sitting at her computer creating stories of lust and love, she’s spending time with her real life hero and husband of twenty-six years, her three adult children and a menagerie of aging pets. You can keep up with all her latest books on her website ( or her blog ( or follow her on twitter ( and facebook (


  1. Great excerpt Nina. I agree erotica is all about women's fantasies. I think that what draws me to any type of romance are all of the possibilities. I become the characters and live these experiences through books that I might not be able to do in real life.

  2. Your story sounds absolutely delish, Nina!! Congrats on its publications and I hope you have many happy sales! :)

  3. Your story sounds super-hot, Nina! I love reading erotic romance to watch the interplay between the characters. There's nothing better than seeing two characters fall in love while exploring their sexual fantasies.

  4. great excerpt, Nina! Sounds like another winner!

  5. Marie - You said it so well. That's what erotic romance authors want to offer their readers, a wonderful love story with the fantasy of seduction. Thanks so much for stopping by.

    Tina - Thanks!

    Rosalie - There's another whole dimension when you add the sex scenes to an already complicated relationship.

  6. Congratulations on your new release, Nina!

    This storyline covers many of the thing I like to read about particularly an older woman/younger man (as I get older this is more and more appealing...hmmmm) and two old acquaintances/friends coming together at last.

  7. Anne - One of the fun things about writing "Maid for Master" is that I could mash together a whole bunch of different elements. But I am really fond of the best friends turned lovers story. Thanks so much for stopping over.

  8. Ummmmmmmmmm....can't....swallow....yet....

  9. Aw Nina, you crack me up, Girl! Funny post and oh so true. Best of luck with the new release. Incredible excerpt.

  10. Regina - Hey, I'm willing to admit when I haven't a clue. LOL! I always say "fake it until you make it". I'm happier understanding the "rules" though. *g* I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

  11. I want to read something I might not want to try. I want to get into the fantasy of erotic romance. If I can identify with the heroine then the author has done her job. The rest is up to me. Maid for Master sounds good.

  12. She said - I agree with you. For me the fantasy isn't about something I'd necessarily ever do, but the idea that I could do it.

  13. I loved the excerpt; it sounds great.

    I need to add this book to my "must have" list.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  14. Holy Hotness, Batman! Nina - nice work. Can't wait to read the rest of it.


  15. Booklover - I'm so glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Jonathon is definitely a *sigh* worthy hero!

  16. Jillian - Thank you very much for the compliment. The rest of this requires an air conditioner and ice! ;)

  17. Amber - Thank you again for having me. I just wanted to say that two winners have been chosen from my blog tour ... Fedora and Tracey! Congrats ladies, your stuff is in the mail ;)