I’m very excited to welcome first time guest author C.P. Mandara. The interview was so candid and so much fun, I’d like to hop straight to it, but I promised wicked and wanton so we’ll take care of that business first. C.P.’s new release is Desiring Death, a hot, erotic vamp tale.
Let’s pause here while you go grab a fresh pair of panties, a damp cool cloth, and your battery operated boyfriend (the real thing will do if he/she is available) because I’ve read the excerpt and you’re going to need all of the above. Yowza!
Violetta is an executioner… of vampires. Famed for her fiery beauty and mesmerising personality, she has never failed an assignment.
Monsieur Martinet is no ordinary vampire, though. He is a master at his craft and can control humans with the merest flick of his eyelids. The vampire huntress with the porcelain skin and flaming red hair has killed all of his brethren, without exception. He now seeks the ultimate revenge: her submission in HIS bed.
If he’s allowed to stay alive long enough, that is.
The following excerpt is intended for adults only,
must be 18 years or older to partake.
Excerpt for Desiring Death:
‘Ready to call me God yet?’ He brought his head up out of the water, shook his hair to get rid of the excess water and watched as he splattered her body with tiny pearls of water, lit up by nothing more than the wan light of a waxing moon. While they were on the subject of waxing, that hair she had down there would have to go, but he’d issue his demands later. Right now, he wanted her limp, panting and breathless.
‘You’re an asshole.’ His princess had the most delicious temper. He wondered if they should work to subdue it or if he would let it have full reign and then show her the consequences of such displays of emotion. They would not be tolerated in the vampire world, and even though he was not yet positive he would change her, the odds of it happening were beginning to look ever more favourable.
He blinked at her, slowly, several times and then pressed his index finger sharply against her sphincter. He gave her a lengthy sigh to make sure she sensed his displeasure at her curt comment. ‘No, darling, this is an asshole and I intend to do big things with it later. That will take some practise though, so you can breathe easy for the time being.’ A hand forked through his hair to bring the dark mass away from his face and his face dipped below the surface of the water once more, seeking the sweet spot of her body which tasted far better than any human food ever had.
He suckled and tongued. Flicked, forked, pulsated and tickled, and just as her face creased up tightly with the painful effort of holding her orgasm back, he stopped. He withdrew his tongue, licked his lips and tilted his head towards her with the biggest smile on his face.
‘You…’ her voice was tight and venomous. It was clear she was in pain, the pleasurable kind at least. He cut her off before the woman earned a spanking her bottom couldn’t yet cash.
‘You call me an asshole again and I’ll stretch this tight little hole of yours to proportions you would not believe possible.’ Withdrawing his fingers from her pussy, he pressed his now lubricated fingers against the smaller, puckered hole that was a touch further down and pressed forward for entry.
‘No, no, please God, no,’ she whimpered, her body thrashing and bucking at the contact as she sank into the wet wasteland of ripples below her.
He raised an eyebrow. ‘I told you you’d be calling me God before the night was out, didn’t I?’ Satisfied that she’d come down from her high, he lowered himself back down into the water and began to work her over again. He lightly nibbled upon her inner thighs, blew more bubbles gently across her sex and gave her only the lightest of teasing, tormenting touches with his tongue. His fingers pulled no punches, however. They worked inside her with a consistent, steady rhythm and she was now copiously dribbling with her body’s own lubrication, more than ready to feel his cock pounding away inside her. It would be, too.
Maddie’s Intimate Authors Corner
Maddie: What inspired you to take the plunge and write/publish that first book?
C.P.: Actually, it’s a miracle that I ever did publish a book, because the first novel I wrote was rejected by several publishers. I was in floods of tears and vowed never to write another word ever again. It took a further three years for me to put pen to paper again and I only applied to two publishers, so the chances of being taken on were slim at best. I didn’t realise back then, that you had to apply to hundreds of the places to get a realistic chance at acceptance. Thankfully, ChimeraBooks got back to me and said, ‘We’d love to have you,’ and I’ve never looked back.
Maddie: A story similar to mine. Thank goodness for the perseverance, obstinance and down right mulishness of us authors or there would be no books to read!
How much of your books are based on your own personal experiences?
C.P.: Err, cough, ahem. Let’s just say there are lots of places on the web that you can find really in depth research for the kind of things I write about. I also love the BDSM group on GoodReads because they have lots of valuable resources that often make their way into my books. I’m not adverse to the odd spot of personal research, though J
Maddie: How deliciously naughty of you. I like it!
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp or is it simply an outlet for your deepest, darkest fantasies?
C.P.: Oh, they are the darkest, naughtiest of fantasies, and my books are purely for entertainment value. I add a bit of sarcastic humour on occasion and there’s plenty of drama, but you can rest assured there will be a knight in shining armour (of sorts…) as well.
Maddie: What is your biggest challenge as an author?
C.P.: Finding time in the day to write. There is never enough time to do anything. I’ve decided to let the house rot, though, against the wishes of my husband haha – to make time for more books.
Maddie: C.P. there is this wonderful thing called a housekeeper. Get one, stat! My cleaning angel comes every Monday morning and I will sell blood, plasma and even my hubby's sperm (manually extracted by me if need be) to keep my glorious angel. Sigh…
Back to business. Reviews, getting them good or bad are a nature of the business. What do you think about reviews? Do you take them personally, use them as an opportunity for growth or change, or do you just get royally pissed off??
C.P.: Good reviews are great, bad reviews can also be great if they’re helpful. If you didn’t like the book, tell me why and I’ll try and improve. If I just get a review that says, ‘that book was pants,’ there’s not a lot I can do with it. I’ve had too many reviews of all kinds now to let them upset me. Your book costs too much, your book isn’t long enough, I don’t like cliffhangers… That one always makes me smile because I love cliffhangers. There is no better feeling in the world than reading a really good book and eagerly anticipating the sequel! I LOVE cliffhangers.
Maddie: I’ve seen bad reviews really sell books, too. Comments like ‘too perverted for me’ or ‘sick with a capital S’ are intriguing and actually backfire on the reviewer if they are trying to discourage. People 1-click just to find out how sick and perverted it really is. LOL
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
C.P.: Do not give up. It’s a hard industry even for those that have been writing for years. Making a name for yourself takes lots of time, marketing takes lots of research and time, and writing books is hard enough in itself. Keep striving to make each book better and you’ll get there in the end. Take on ‘the glass if half full attitude’ and try and make plenty of friends in the industry. Be nice, and you’ll often find people are nice in return.
Maddie: Over the past year, or more, e-publishing has seen a crack down on erotic content especially with titles and cover art, as an erotica author, have you had any problems with that? How have you been affected and what do you see as the future impact on authors?
C.P.: I am thoroughly annoyed by most of it. Stephen King and horror writers in general can write about all sorts of really nasty things and children under the age of eighteen can buy and read them. They include things much worse than those which are currently being censored in erotica, for the most part, and erotica should only be available for purchase to over eighteens. It’s censorship pure and simple, and it makes me cross. Why are we so uptight about sex? The Fifty Shades of Grey revolution, in contrast, has been quite nice. It’s introduced the world of kink to the masses and is trying to demonstrate that sex is meant to be fun. Kink isn’t for everyone, but having a great sex life certainly helps foster a good relationship between couples. The main word is safe, sane and consensual. As long as things are kept firmly between consenting adults, everyone is happy .
Maddie: Amen, sister! We can detonate, obliterate and make things bleed ad nauseum, but show a little skin or something that is purely natural and fun, and <gasp> people’s panties are in a wad. Tsk tsk tsk. It’s rather warped.
Since becoming an author, I rarely have time to read (and that’s such a shame). What are you reading right now?
C.P.: I’m exactly the same. It’s all writing these days and no time for reading! But I do have to confess that I have recently started reading J A Huss and I think she’s fabulous. I’m working through her entire catalogue, but right now I’m on ‘Panic’ in the Rook and Ronin series.
Maddie: Do you read outside of the genre you write? If so, what do else do you enjoy to read?
C.P.: I read anything and everything. Fiction, non-fiction, biographies, erotica, thrillers, romance, sci-fi, paranormal and fantasy. The only genre I rarely read is horror. I’m not a fan of scary movies, either lol!
Maddie: Who is your favorite author/why?
C.P.: Anne Stuart. I love her dark romances, especially the ‘Ice’ series. Ms Stuart creates amazing tension and her good guys are rarely particularly good, but they do the right thing in the end. I could read her books and again and again. She writes the best anti-heroes I have ever come across.
Maddie: When my face is not stuck in front of my laptop writing, I love old movies; sitting down with a big tub of buttery popcorn and a huge icy coke is the best! Do you do have movie night? If so what would you be watching?
C.P.: I have no time for movies at the moment, oh woe is me, but I do confess to having watched the ‘Twilight’ series several times.
Maddie: Do your friends/family know you write erotic fiction?
C.P.: Yes, but I do not tell them my pen name. It saves embarrassing quotes at the dinner table, and on facebook for that matter!
Maddie: What is your #1 guilty pleasure?
C.P.: Chocolate. I would say it beats sex, but it doesn’t… quite. Although there are certain brands that come quite close… unless we’re talking kinky sex and that’s a different matter entirely J
Maddie: Tell me 5 fun facts (sexy or naughty are also allowed) about yourself that people close to you don’t know.
1. I like listening to boy bands (Oh the shame of it!)
2. I hide chocolate around the house (to prevent my other half from eating it all in one go.)
3. I have an incredible stash of naughty books on my iPad (which is probably not a great surprise.)
4. I have two riding crops in my closet (always have a back-up in case you break the first.)
5. Only two people in the world actually know who C.P. Mandara really is!
Maddie: It has truly been a pleasure to have you on, C.P. If you ever get to the States, we’ll have to get together for a chat over a few lemon drops because we have a lot in common.
Thanks to all of my Wicked Wanton readers for dropping by. Come back next week when my guest author will be Dinah McLeod. Have a wonderfully naughty week!
About the Author:
Christina (C.P.) Mandara was born in the UK, but has spent most of her life travelling the world. She speaks three languages and has been chiefly employed in the fields of finance and travel. Her favourite city is Sydney and her favourite holiday destination is the south of France.
She loves keeping fit and enjoys running, cycling and water sports. No, not those kinds of water sports; think surfing or sailing. That doesn’t mean that she doesn’t enjoy BDSM in all of its glorious forms, be that pony girls, bondage, edge play, orgasm denial or a damn good spanking. Her favourite item in the toy closet (a box simply isn’t big enough) is her riding crop.
In her spare time she’s usually cuddled up with a good book, exploring the countryside or baking in the kitchen. In fact, she loves her kitchen so much she’s one of few woman who wouldn’t mind being tied to it! Her first and foremost love is writing, however, and more often than not you’ll find her on a laptop spinning tales of romance, erotica or dark, paranormal fantasies.
Other Works by C.P. Mandara
Pony Tales Series
Hot to Trot (3)
Named and Shamed (4)
A Rough Ride (5)
Evading Death Series
Desiring Death (1)