Author Spotlight – Valerie Ullmer

Welcome lovelies! This week’s Author Spotlight features the very talented Valerie Ullmer who is releasing her 5th novel, Seth (A Dark Assassins World Novella Book 2.5)  on Valentine’s day.

Welcome Valerie! Let’s start off with telling readers a bit about your novels.

I write contemporary and paranormal erotic romances.  My books up until this point have been M/F books, but my next two books will be a M/F/M and then a M/M book.

I’m always up for a little diversity. And let’s face it, the erotica category is the best place for some experimentation! Let’s backtrack for a moment. What was your journey to becoming an author? 

For the longest time, I dreamt about being a writer, but I think that I was too scared to know where to start.  It took a layoff in 2010 to really understood that I needed a change.  I studied how to write and wrote many short stories over the years until I felt ready enough to write a full story.  I published my first book in May of 2016, and four other followed.  While it still scares me how each book will be received, I love writing and I don’t think there is anything else for me.

The unknown is always nerve-wracking. As an author, you put your heart and soul into your novels, and the thought people don’t enjoy them can be terrifying. Other than the unknown, what is the most difficult aspect for you of being an author?
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Author Spotlight: Jennifer Bowers

So this is a first on my blog – today I have an author of poetry, JAnn Bowers. JAnn has a collection of over 1000 poems (and counting). Today I’m featuring two of her new releases, Illusions of Love and She’s Gone… Broken. Battered, & Bruised. 

Welcome JAnn! Tell me a bit about your journey into writing. 

I started writing as a teen very privately but never kept what I wrote. Then my mother passed away and life went on until ten years ago when my youngest son was born and my marriage was in the beginning stage of failing – I turned back to writing. I wrote my first poem in years and haven’t stopped. I first published in 2013 but by 2015, I had to stop to take care of my second daughter due to complications with her pregnancy.

And here you are, coming back with your two new releases, Illusions of Love and She’s Gone… Broken, Battered & Bruised. Where do you draw your inspirations from?  Continue reading “Author Spotlight: Jennifer Bowers”

Author Spotlight: Viviana Mackade

This short and sweet edition of Author Spotlight features the incredible Viviana Mackade. Viv’s most recent novel She Came With the Tide, is featured in The Rocks Stars: Our Songs, currently available on Amazon. 

Welcome Viv! So, one of the most requested questions for authors is what we enjoy reading. Let me ask, was there any particular book which gave you the writing  bug?

It wasn’t one particular book, but how generally a certain type of books made me feel–good. And I said, “Hey, what if I try to write the stories I have in my head? It would be the coolest thing if my characters make other people feel like this.” Continue reading “Author Spotlight: Viviana Mackade”

Those Dark Lips

Happy reading!

(Yes… it’s erotica… be warned)

She stared at herself in the mirror as she added the dark plum to her pink lips. The color was striking against her pale skin; a complete change from her normal crimson shade.

Smacking her lips together, she took one last look at her face, ensuring her makeup was even and blended well. Her cat eye liner and cream color shadow accentuated her green eyes, making them appear larger than normal. She lifted a hand to her hair, loosening the clip to allow her curls to fall down her back. Running her finger through the soft tresses, she applied a last coat of hair spray and sauntered into the bedroom.

As she reached for the dress which hung on the back of her door, her husband walked in, toying with his cuffs.

“Can you clasp these for me…” he stilled when he saw her; in nothing other than her black lace bra and panty set. Coupled with her new lipstick, his gaze made her self-conscious.

“Is it too much?” she asked sheepishly, ready to run back to the bathroom to remove the offending shade.

His eyes narrowed as their pupils dilated. He stalked toward her, his sleeve all but forgotten. He invaded her personal space, pushing her back against the wall as his hand wrapped around her hair.

“On your knees, now.” Her heart fluttered at his command; his tone was not one meant to disobey.

“I need to see those lips wrapped around my cock.”

He unzipped his pants, reaching in to pull himself out. She licked her lips before opening for him, rolling her tongue around his head, tasting the salty drop which had escaped. She took him as far as she could, licking from base back to tip before releasing him with a soft “pop”.

His moans urged her on as she continued to lap and suck, growing wetter as the moments passed. She felt him thicken in her mouth, pulsating as his orgasm neared. When she reached up to cup his balls, the hand in her hair pulled her harder against him. Hand against the wall behind her, he thrust into her waiting mouth. With a grunt, warm liquid spilled down her throat, and she made effort not to spill one drop.

Smiling to herself, she kissed the tip of his cock before leaning back onto her legs. She looked up to catch his hooded gaze. “Fuck, that’s hot,” he huffed, looking at his stiff, wet, shaft.

She shifted her gaze to match his, and noticed it coated with her lipstick. A dark ring around the base was evident, as well as smears running the length of the shaft.

He grasped her chin in his hand as he tilted her head up. “It’s a great color. Reminds me my angel has a wicked side.”

She giggled as she stood. She was about to offer him a towel when she changed her mind. Grabbing onto his shaft one more time, she wrapped her lips around the head, just under his ridge. When she removed them, another perfect plum ring remained.

“Keep it there all night,” she purred. “I want to come home and see myself still around you.”

He kissed her forehead as he adjusted himself back into his pants. She clasped his cuff-link and donned her dress and heels, just before fixing her smeared lips. Hand in hand, they walked into the night.



No, I don’t want your d*&k pic.

Is there anything more annoying than logging on to Facebook, accepting a friend request – because hey, it’s nice meeting new people – and then immediately getting bombarded with: “What do you look like”, “Are you horny”, Can I stroke for you?” (No, really. This happened. Worst pickup line ever.)

I created my Jessica Collins Facebook account figuring it was great exposure for me to meet new people and get them excited for my novel (Self-indulgent plug time: March 2017 from Deep Desires Press!!!), as well as a great way to meet other authors. And I have met some really, truly, awesome, people including other authors, bloggers, and general fans of the genre.

Unfortunately, I have also been exposed to men who are apparently desperate for some computer lovin’.

Honestly, what has the world come to when the way to hit on a woman is to send them a dick pic? Or to get more and more aggressive when you are obviously not sending them a picture of you? Here is an actual, recent, conversation I had with a random stranger:

Is that u in ur pic?

Hello. No, that’s a stock picture. I’m an author and use a pseudonym.

Wut u look lyk

I’m sorry?

Send pic.

No, sorry. I don’t send pictures to people I don’t know.

Plz. Ur pretty.

How do you think I’m pretty if you haven’t seen a picture of me?

Pic plz.

No. I don’t send pictures.

(Insert dick pic here). Pic of u now plz.

Blocked and deleted.

There are so many things wrong here, and that’s not even touching on his spelling. From the first comment, I should have known better. I admit it. In my defense, though, I’m new at writing. I’m trying to build a name for myself and the last thing I want to do is alienate someone who may really be interested in my series. I try to be nice, yet firm. “No, I will not send you my picture” should have been enough, yet this person felt begging was a better alternative. Ok, whatever. Again, should have stopped the conversation, but he hadn’t really been rude, just pushy.

And then… the dick pic. What the actual f*ck? Why? Why is sending me a picture of your penis (which, may I add, was very hairy and not all that attractive), going to convince me to send you a picture of myself? Does this actually work, for anyone?

And apparently, it’s not just men. I’ve heard multiple stories of women doing similar things: friend requests from some 25-year-old, super sexy woman who adds you and then immediately wants to offer you sex, or to follow her snap chat, or inviting you to a porn page.

Where did we go wrong? What happened to… I don’t know… talking to someone. Finding out about the person behind the screen, their interests, if they are even interested in you to begin with. When did “no” start to mean “just keep asking”? When did “let me send them an unsolicited picture of my junk” become a good idea?

Take this fun exchange, which happened today and prompted this very blog post. He messaged me a whole 30 seconds after I accepted his request:

Hi (At least this one said hi, so that’s a start)


How are you

Good, thank you. How are you?

I am good too

Are you horny?


Luckily, in this case, once I answered with “No, but if I were I would call my husband”, he didn’t respond again.

Unfortunately, and I hate to admit it, but I’ve started “Facebook profiling” men who friend request me. In my experience, the men who are making these comments and sending pictures are from other parts of the world (what is with Albanian men? Are you all that horny, all the time?). If someone requests me and we don’t have at least a few people in common, I check them as well. It seems these men will just go down one person’s friend list and request any woman they see.

I mean, maybe I’m looking at this all wrong. Maybe I should be flattered. Maybe my Facebook profile is so alluring men cannot help but throw themselves at me, desperate for my attention. Maybe they temporarily lose their minds and, in a mad rush of desire, try to convince me to “choose them” with a picture of their genitalia. Perhaps the dick pic is the human version of a peacock spreading his feathers to attract a mate.

Or, and hear me out. Maybe they’re just being a complete ass.

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Comment below, and be sure to follow my newsletter for updates on Stealing Beauty, teasers, and giveaways.

Happy Reading


Introducing the HOTTEST new erotica publisher.

Welcome, Deep Desires Press!!

Hello 2017!

Is there anything better than starting a brand new year with a brand new steamy erotica? I think not!

Guaranteed to warm up the winter nights, Deep Desires Press has officially launched, keeping their primary focus on QUALITY in the erotica genre, not quantity.

What does this mean? Well dear readers, finally there’s a publishing company dedicated to bringing you only the newest, steamiest, most well-written works they could find. After all, there’s nothing worse than beginning a novel and recognizing poor (or just plain non-existent) editing – or a story line which half way through completely loses it’s focus. Amiright?

In addition to quality novels, DDP is also striving to ensure there is a sub-genre for everyone -including MF, MM, FF, Trans-,and Bi- stories, and a mixture of dark and light themes. Fantasy, comedic horror, and FemDom novels are slated for later in the year as well.

Visit their webpage at and join their mailing list for updates. The first four books are featured below!

Happy Reading~

Give to You – Sonni De Soto
Something New – Carla Atherstone
Pitch Perfect – Gemma Stone
Pulse – Shady Grace





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When a chance meeting thrusts captivating and alluring Alex Stone into Mallory Winston’s life, she knows that her boring world has been flipped on its axis. From his first electric touch, Mallory finds herself risking all she’s known to spend her nights in the arms of this domineering stranger.

Alex realizes that Mallory is his match in every way. From her beauty and innocence to her inner strength, Alex finds himself wanting to share more than their strong physical connection.  She quickly becomes his obsession.

Their passionate and all-consuming affair takes them both for a whirlwind, bringing forth emotions neither were prepared for, but as Mallory and Alex learn to explore their relationship on a deeper level, unforeseen circumstances threaten to tear them apart.

He takes her body. She gives him her heart.


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