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Wednesday, March 7, 2012


"Skye Warren writes unapologetic erotica, including power play or erotic pain and sometimes dubious consent. There’s struggle in the sex. There’s pain in the relationships. Her books are raw, sexual and perversely romantic."

Niina : Welcome to For The Love of Reading, Sky, I’m so glad you could make it!

Skye Warren : Thanks for having me! I’m so excited to be here talking about my latest release, the dark erotic romance and thriller, Trust in Me.

Niina : Let’s get started! Can you tell my readers here 4 fun unknown facts about you so we can break the ice?

Skye : 1) I write dark erotica, but I’m a hopeless romantic. I’ve been with my husband for 10 years and counting. *knocks on wood*
2) In a similar vein, even though I deal with very dark subjects, graphic violence, erotic pain, etc, I love it when someone says they enjoyed the humor in my books! It’s very subtle and used sparingly, but it’s a great feeling when I connect with readers that way.
3) Unrelated to writing ( except for my martial arts romance, Below the Belt ) I have a black belt in martial arts and once, in high school, fended off the unwanted advance of a boy without even thinking ( he grabbed my hand, circle of the wrist, done ). I felt awesome for a long time. Wait, I still do.
4) I was once traveling with my husband and 10 month old in India. Right as our plane arrived in one major city, the other major city’s airports were bombed. There were military guys with very big guns prowling around, and in our haste and tiredness, we left our suitcase in the middle of a lobby. Not-so-fun hijinks ensued. Oh, that wasn’t fun. Well, this is why I write dark ;-)

Niina : Wow glad you got out safe! Now, tell us something about your newest book “Trust In Me” that we wouldn’t know just by reading the blurb?

Skye : My blurb opens with the line “Can love be found between a whore and a knight in tarnished armor?” and then goes on to describe Mia, who longs for the release of death. The only thing keeping her holding on is that she wants to free the shipment of human slaves before she goes.
Mia calls herself a whore because she lives at the mercy ( both financially and otherwise ) of her lover. However, she’s only had a handful of sexual partners in her past and pretty much all of them were out of her control in some form or another. So her sex scenes with Tyler have a lot of similarities to a virginal scene, because Mia doesn’t know what to expect an is overwhelmed by the experiences.

Niina : What chapter did you most enjoyed writing and why?

Skye : The first one. I always enjoy writing the first one best. That’s when the idea is fresh and mysterious. Even the characters are unknowns to me, beyond a certain perfunctory character sketch. There’s an unveiling that happens that’s very exciting for me as a writer. Plus, I have a tendency of setting up impossible situations for my heroes and heroines.
In Trust in Me, the heroine is the lover of a sadistic crime lord. She services him in front of his work associate, and then looks up to see…her childhood crush. Our hero. Tension, tension. I love the challenge of taking these characters from such a dark beginning to a happily-ever-after.

Niina : How did you find your cover and if you didn't take part in the search, what is your opinion of it?

Skye : I made my cover myself. So…is it wrong to say I love it? As soon as I saw the image of that girl, I knew she would be on one of my covers. Her pose is so incredibly submissive and vulnerable, but also strong. To me it screams survivor. It also happens to be really erotic, and I love that it pulls that off without resorting to excess skin.

Niina : I love the cover, great job! What about, what are you working on right now? Can you give us a sneak peak?

Skye : The next book in the Erotic Nonconsent is tentatively titled Listen to Me. It’s about a woman who was trained as a sex slave and, as a result of her experiences, no longer speaks. She ends up in the home of a recluse who happens to be a taciturn kind of guy as well, so they’ll have to find other ways to communicate.

Niina : What three words would describe your hero and heroine the best?

Skye : My hero, Tyler, is described as a “knight with tarnished armor” and an undercover FBI agent in the blurb. His three words would be: Strong, Pining, Guilty. My heroine is a whore with a painful past, who’s been living under a madman’s thumb for years. For her, I pick: Sorrowful, Survivor, Hopeful.

Niina : Now to more personal questions! What’s the sexiest article of clothing on a guy?

Skye : The white tank/undershirts where their shoulders look all muscular. Let me refer you to Exhibit A, the image I used for Tyler in the trailer. -->

Niina : What’s the biggest turn on in a guy, fictional or real life?

Skye : Being desperately in love. It’s freaking hot.

Niina : What is your favorite guilty treat?

Skye : Ice cream.

Niina : What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Skye : Lounging in a hot bath when I should be folding laundry.

Niina : What do you think makes a story sexy?

Skye : Emotions, baby. Without it, you’ve got robots, not people. That doesn’t mean that people need to be in love in order to have sex, no way, but they do feel something, whether it’s fear, hope, pride. Even the absence of feelings can be meaningful, if they’ve deliberately cut themselves off for some reason, etc.

Niina : And before we finish, here are some Quick Fire Questions: 

Night or day? Night.
Pick-up or Mini-van? Mini-van.
Beer or Wine? Wine.
Boots or Heels? Heels.
M&Ms: With or Without Peanuts? Without. 
Treats: Sweet or Salty? Popcorn.
Pizza or Burger? Pizza.
Date: Going to Park or Going to Movies? Movies.
Friends or Will & Grace? Umm…. a book!
Drama or Comedy? Drama.
Winter or Summer? Summer.
Jewels or Chocolates? Chocolates.
Men:  Alpha-male or submissive? Hell yes. Either. Both.
Men:  Clean Shaven or Stubble? Clean Shaven.
Dress shirt or T-Shirt? T-Shirt.
Tattoos or Piercings on a guy? My husband has a tattoo of my name ;-)
Bad guys or good cops? This one’s very relevant to Trust in Me. BOTH!
Brunettes or Blonds?  Tall, dark, and handsome, baby.
Vampires or werewolves? Vamps.
Cops or Cowboys? I have to pick? Shit. Cowboys.
Time-Travel or Sci-fi? Ehh…
Romance or Erotic Romance? Erotic all the way.
Male POV or Female POV (Point Of View)? I prefer first-person POV since I can go deeper into their character, as both a reader and a writer. That said, I’ll take either side. Trust in Me is first-person from the female. I also have a femdom novella, Sweetest Mistress, entirely from the male POV.
Times New Roman or Courier? Times New Roman.
Pens or pencils? Pens.

Niina : Thanks for visiting the For The Love of Reading, Skye! Any news would you like to share with your readers , or websites they can check out?

Skye : Thanks for having me! Check out the blurb, excerpt and giveaway of Trust in Me right here:

Can love be found between a whore and a knight in tarnished armor?

Mia longs for the daily torture to end, but one last task keeps her holding on. In a betrayal of the crime lord who pulled her from the gutter, she’ll free the shipment of human cargo, and if she’s lucky, die in the process. The alternative is unfathomable, even to a woman well-versed in erotic torture. But luck abandons her yet again when she meets the security expert in charge of the shipment and finds herself face to face with her childhood crush. The man she once begged for help. The man who failed her.

Tyler Martinez is an undercover FBI agent with one chance to right the wrongs of his past. Thrust deep into the seedy world of human trafficking, he must put aside his guilt over abandoning Mia all those years ago in order to save her now.

Someone’s pulling the strings in this sadistic play on trust, but Tyler and Mia may not live long enough to see the curtain fall. Trust in Me is a story of erotic pain and incipient romance, spiraling ever faster toward betrayal or redemption.

WARNING : This book contains explicit scenes of dubious consent, graphic violence and sex. It also depicts abuse and captivity situations. Not appropriate for anyone uncomfortable with these situations or anyone under the age of eighteen. This is a work of fiction.

Carlos looked down at me from his seat with a half-smile. The guy next to him was speaking in low, urgent tones, but I had his attention.

Other whores might try coy smiles or a flash of cleavage, but if you really knew El Jefe—and, unfortunately, I did—then you knew all you had to do was drop to his feet. I knew what he wanted and how he liked it, knowledge born of years of training. As long as I behaved, he wouldn’t kill me. I craved the release of death, but I was too well trained to earn it.

I reached his leather shoes and waited. The same Italian leather shoes that had kicked me only recently, but they weren’t a danger to me now. Carlos didn’t like to get too messy when he had guests. Even though I didn’t like performing, I could be glad this new guy was around today. Then again, I’d probably have to service him next.

Carlos unzipped his pants.

The guy sucked in a quiet breath, as if we’d shocked him.

That wouldn’t stop Carlos. He wasn’t an exhibitionist. He was a sadist, and the only thing better than causing someone physical pain was causing him emotional discomfort. Every pinch was designed to humiliate, every blow to subjugate. You’re not worthy, they said, and I lapped up every blow to my shrunken ego like the masochist I’d learned to be.

Skye Warren is giving away a copy of Trust in Me to a commenter from each stop in the blog tour. In addition, every comment along the way enters you in the drawing for a $20 Amazon gift certificate. "What’s your favorite thing about stories with dark, dangerous themes?" Do you like reading about anti-heroes, or romances where the heroine can’t trust the hero, at least at first?

Leave a comment ( answering the guestion ) to win!


 It's time to announce the winner of the "Trust In Me" e-book Giveaway!

Thank you to the author Skye Warren and
 Sizzling PR Book Tours for making this giveaway possible!


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