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If you are not 18, please exit stage left. While there is normally nothing naughty here, I do write and review erotica so there are links to spicy stuff and the occasional heated excerpt.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Author Interview...Sloane Taylor

Happy Hump Day!!! I am so very excited because one of my very favorite authors. Sloane Taylor is here rockin' the Imaginarium. I love her stories. Can't get enough of them. They are spicy, funny, sexy and she has one of the most unique story-telling voices out there. She's here to celebrate the release of her newest and hottest, Sultry in Sweden, from Amber Heat and to answer some probing questions from yours truly.

Hi, Melissa, Thanks for inviting me to the Imaginarium. I’m really excited to be here. You’ve created a beautiful, fun site.

What was the inspiration behind your latest release?
A huge 2x4 wielded by my three amazing critique partners.:) Seriously, I’d committed to the Melt the Ice series for Amber Quill Press – Amber Heat. After Finnish Fantasies, book one, was written, I froze. With my CPs help and guidance, Sultry In Sweden became a published reality.

What do you love most about being a writer?
This is a good question and one I’ve never been asked. It’s probably the solitude and privilege to indulge in whatever romantic experience I want any where in the world. Pretty heady stuff when you think about it.

What genre haven’t you tried, yet, that you would love to explore?
Murder and suspense have always intrigued me. A little known fact is that I’m a closet Criminal Minds fan along with reading all the hot authors in that genre. My goal is to write a terrific novel that will have James Patterson give me a high five . LOL

Music or silence when you write?
Absolute silence. There are a few times a month Studs comes home early from work. He heads straight to his computer and whistles while he surfs. I just want to bang my head on my desktop because the mood’s shot and my concentration’s killed. He’s really lucky I love him.:)

Favorite naughty dessert and decadent drink.
Hmm, I’m not much of a dessert eater, but I do love a good drink before dinner. A glass of Stoli’s on ice with one olive is my sure winner. Once in a while, after a special dinner, I do enjoy gelato. The best is one scoop of pistachio sitting next to a perfect ball of chocolate.

This has been fun and I thank you again, Melissa.

You can find out more about Sloane by visiting her website here

Sultry in Sweden

Battered hockey player Colt Coltrane arrives in Sweden with one thing on his mind – victory. A bad spill later he’s at the tender mercies of the hottest masseuse he’s ever seen. All his good intentions go straight to hell when he strips for the Swedish iceberg.

Disa Ellstrom has had it with sports figures who always expect more from her than a massage. She can’t believe her friend Carl sent the American goalie to her. Unable to ignore the man’s pain, Disa takes him on and finds her heart melting faster than a spring thaw.

Combine a hot-blooded American and a Swedish spitfire and they’re sure to set Stockholm on fire.

Colt stampeded down the stairs, cursing with each jolt to his spine. He shoved open the door and skidded across the slick marble floor, then sidestepped the glass table and scanned the crowd beyond the mammoth bouquet plunked in the center. He spotted Disa across the lobby, headed for the sidewalk.

“Disa!” he hollered not caring about the people who turned and frowned, especially a silver-haired woman who sniffed and curled her lip. “Hey, Disa, wait.”

Some big guy, all handsy feely, wedged himself next to her and pushed them through the revolving door.

Oh, shit.
He stopped short, royally screwed. She had to be horrible mad at him to pick up another guy in a matter of minutes. Insane thoughts and images raced through his brain, colliding with logic. He knew in his heart she wasn’t the type to troll or react out of spite. Didn’t matter, he was determined to correct this fucked up night of lost opportunity.

Colt slammed his palm against the glass side door and shoved his way into a hellacious rainstorm. Rain splattered across his face, but he managed to see Disa and Romeo duck into a dark entryway a few stores down the street. He charged after them and sloshed to a stop.

“What gives? I thought we were on for tonight. Why are you with him?” Colt jerked a thumb toward the face hidden in shadows. “Disa, if it’s about what happened upstairs, I’m really sorry. I had no clue Jake had it planned. It’s not my scene. I swear.”

He reached for her.

Stefan stepped forward, catching Disa up in his arms, and Colt’s heart turned to stone.

What the shit is she doing with that prick?

“Get away from my wife.”

“You’re married?” His clenched gut rolled over itself.


  1. Thank you so much for being here, Sloane! I love your writing, in fact, you have your own section in my personal library. Between the Magnificent Men of Munich, Naughty Ladies of Nice and now the Melt the Ice series, I'm going to have to get a bigger hard drive and more shelf space.

  2. Ooooh, extra excerpts!!!! :) Excellent!
    This sounds such fun, Sloane, your characters spring to life off the page for me.

    And I was especially taken to hear you need silence to write. Me too!! So many authors have their favourite music and playlists etc - whereas my favourite track is Get Everyone Out Of The House Please LOL.

    Good luck with the release, though I know it'll do well :).

  3. Hey two of my favorite authors in one place. The excerpt is pure Sloane, and great.
    Melissa your blog title is very, very nice. Lots of thoughts ran through my head, some naughty, some had to do with finding the perfect handbag.

  4. What an excerpt, Sloane. Like all your books this one is a buy.

    I'm the opposite, I have to have white noise to write, and I write some of my best scenes during lunch time at the day job - of course it's a good thing no one can see what I write :)

  5. Hi Melissa,

    It should be me thanking you!! As for that bigger hard drive...Oh the things an erotica author can think. LOL

  6. Hi Clare!

    See? We are more alike than you realized.:) Thanks for drop in and the good wishes.

  7. Thanks, Yasmine! I appreciate you coming out today.

  8. Hi Marie,

    LOL! Except for your fan base. We all LOVE your books. Thanks for being here and the praise.

  9. Hi Clare, good to see you here. I usually end up writing to music myself, but I do my best work when no one is home.

  10. Yasmine, Oh my gosh, how are you? I'm glad you like the blog. Hope you find that perfect handbag.:)

  11. Marie, hello! I'll have to try white noise. That sounds soothing.

  12. Okay, I don't get it. What's white niose?

  13. Hi Sloane,
    Nice interview.


  14. Sorry, was off line. White noise is having something on in the back ground on low, be it the TV or the radio.

    I usually put the TV on CNN on a low volume and I've trained myself that if I hear the words "breaking news" then I look up to see what's going on. Otherwise, its there in the background and I get so much more work done.

    I've also done it with a CD, but for me that's a little harder.


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