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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tour: O Come All Ye Kinky Anthology (Guest Post)


Thank you for joining us on the O Come All Ye Kinky virtual book tour! For two weeks, anthology editor Sarah Frantz and her merry band of authors will be stopping by some of your favorite blogs to spread kinky holiday cheer! How, you ask? Well, if you don’t know what candy caning is yet, pick up your copy of O Come All Ye Kinky from Riptide Publishing today and see how these authors get into the holiday spirit.

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, follow our tour for the chance to win one heck of a stocking stuffer—a $100 gift card to The Stockroom, where kinky dreams come true! Leave a comment on the post below by Dec. 16 and you’ll be entered to win.  Check out the complete tour listing to see all the places we’ll be stopping by to chat about BDSM, the holidays, and all eight steamy stories, and comment on each post to earn more entries.

*Holds up mistletoe*  Look at that—our lovely host today is under the mistletoe! You know what that means—a big kiss from the entire O Come All Ye Kinky group for hosting us today! We hope everyone enjoys today’s post from Sarah Frantz, editor of the anthology.


“What’s your favorite toy?: Interviewing the authors of O Come All Ye Kinky” by Sarah Frantz

I had such a great time working with my eight insanely talented authors, I thought I’d extend the my pleasure (which was probably their torture—I’m sure they were wincing at emails from me after a point), and ask them a few questions related to the themes of O Come All Ye Kinky. They all had such amazing things to say, I broke the interview into three different posts. 

The first question I asked them was, “What do you like best (and least) about writing BDSM?” The second was about our author’s favorite pervertibles. The third is a bit more personal: “What is your favorite, every day, use-it-all-the-time toy?” Because this gets too close to the dreaded question, “Tell us about your sex life, o ye authors of erotica,” I’m going to leave these answers anonymous. See if you can guess who said what! (And I might have added my own answer, too.)

I have one of those multi-speed/pattern rabbit vibrators and it is the best thing EVER. Really, I think it’s even better than the invention of the wheel (of course, since it probably has wheel gizmos inside, I probably should rethink that). I stop just short of saying it’s better than chocolate, but it’s close. It’s the different patterns to the vibration that make it so freaking amazing.

If I'm with a dom, I love wearing a simple black leather dog collar—instant turn on, instant headspace. If I'm flying solo, Rocks Off RO-100mm soft tip gets straight to the point, every time—best holiday souvenir EVER.

Oh, my vibrator. It's not a fancy bells and whistle one but it does what it's supposed to. And the current one's red, now I think of it, so that's a nicely festive shade.

The night doesn't kick off until the paddle comes out to play. From there, anything's possible. And that's all I'm saying about that! 

Hubby. He’s got lots of features and benefits, and he’s wonderfully inventive. It’s not a very exciting answer, but hand on heart, it’s true. That guy knows how to keep his wife smiling. And sharing time is now over…

Ice Ice Baby. 

While I won't say what's my favorite toy, I will say this: quality matters. Paying top dollar gets you a top toy. Just sayin'.

Clothespins. They’re very quiet (well, THEY are—your sub might not be) and they can go anywhere (as in, they’re easy to pack AND they can be used on any body part). They don’t take much practicing to use properly, they’re not too hard core…unless you squeeze them or leave them on a long time or take them off and put them back on again in the same spot, and they’re amazing for predicament bondage: yes, you can fuck me…but you’ve got to leave those right where I put them.


I love that the first three answers I got when I sent out the questions were “vibrator!” And I also absolutely melted when one author said their husband. So…what’s YOUR favorite toy? And you’ll have to be a little less anonymous if you want to be able to put your hat in the ring for the gift certificate—be brave!

Happy Holidays, everyone! May they be happy and as kinky as you want them to be!


More about O Come All Ye Kinky:

Christmas is a time of love and joy, and the New Year is a time of renewal. But they are also times of stress and strife, family drama, pressure and heartache—a potent mix of high expectations and conflicted emotions. Add in power exchange relationships, kinky gift swaps, and unconventional love in a sometimes unforgiving world, and you have a formula for a sizzling anthology of stories that tug at your heart. 
From Ava March’s forbidden Regency love between men, to Katie Porter’s scorching hot contemporary tale of two women discovering holiday happiness, everyone will find a favorite here. Pervertible toys abound: Lambda Literary Award finalist L.A. Witt’s candy cane, Jane Davitt’s wrapping paper and tape, and Alexa Snow’s Christmas candles all please and delight. Newcomer Elyan Smith and fan favorite Kim Dare both celebrate New Year’s Eve with romantic flair and kinky fireworks, while bestselling author Joey W. Hill’s poignant story of discovery and commitment will lead you home. 
Whatever your desires, we invite you to explore new fantasies and old with these eight kinky tales of holiday happy endings. 

20% of all proceeds from O Come All Ye Kinky will be donated to the Domestic Violence Project of the National Leather Association–International. (If you buy the book, digital or print, from Riptide’s website, more money goes to the charity because we’re not paying third-party vendor fees.)

You can find out more about the anthology and all the stories here


About Sarah Frantz:
Sarah Frantz has a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Michigan. She edited two academic collections, Women Constructing Men: Female Novelists and Their Male Characters, 1750-2000 (Lexington, 2009) and New Perspectives on Popular Romance Fiction: Critical Essays (McFarland, 2012). She is President of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance, recipient of an Academic Research Grant from the Romance Writers of America, and has published academic articles on Jane Austen, J.R. Ward, Suzanne Brockmann, Joey W. Hill, and scenes in which the romance hero breastfeeds from the heroine. Sarah reviewed romance at Dear Author for almost four years, is now an acquiring editor at Riptide Publishing, and a freelance editor at Alphabet Editing.



12 comments:

Andrea said...

She is so right about buying quality products!
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flchen1 said...

LOL!! Awesome answers--and yes, I do think a great partner is an excellent answer ;) Much creativity and synergy can come from a good partnership ;p

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Clancy said...

I'm going to say my boyfriend. He inspires me and I find I am very inventive when I think of things I want to do to him :)

Anonymous said...

Wonder how many of the vibe-lovers were guys...I *love* the idea of the boys changing it up a bit.

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Jason said...

Depends on the mood but I sure do love ice. So many uses. :)

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Catherine Lee said...

I'm a librarian for heaven's sake...I don't have any toys, except cat toys! LOL.
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Urb said...

A great sense of humor is my best accessory. No batteries required, and anything goes. Almost.

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Becki Wyer said...

Keep the kinky coming. I love it!! Happy Holidays.

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Kassandra said...

I have yet to be able to try more than a couple toys so I will have to go with the hubs. He is very willing when it comes to my ideas. He rarely initiates things but I have no doubt that if I truly wanted to try something he would give it his full attention ;)

Kassandra
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Moira said...

Read the book, and by far the most inventive were the Christmas lights. Toys, a little imagination and quite a few things can become toys.

Sarah S. G. Frantz said...

Thank you SO much for hosting us today. Loved these comments. :) And yes, imagination is really the most important thing.

Michelle said...

With the right mindset anything can becomea a toy...Just loving these posts :) Thanks, chellebee66(at)gmail(dot)com