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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday Spotlight: Riptide Publishing

What genre do you write mostly and what appeals to you most about your genre?

I write m/m and menage contemporaries, fantasy, paranormals, AU and BDSM, with a heavy leaning toward BDSM at the moment because...Whoa. Writing BDSM is so way beyond cool. Why? OMG, the head space is just amazing, the push-pull dynamic between a Dom and a sub (and inside a sub in response to his Dom). Then again, the subs I write tend to struggle with their submission, desiring to submit but at the same time fearing it. It's such a delicious contrast, those conflicting emotions. Plus, I adore exploring the extra journey my heroes can take in a BDSM story -- their individual journey and the romantic journey they make together, but also the journey their kink relationship takes them on. I love it, just love it.

Where do you get the names for your characters?

Any- and everywhere. Connor's name came from a guy I'm only casually acquainted with in real life. He's nothing like my Connor, not at all, but the name stuck in my head and wouldn't jar loose until my Connor took form.

Tell us about your latest releases?

Collared is a m/m D/s AU available November 28th from Riptide. Connor Witt is a successful and ambitious IT manager for an investment firm with a new lover and his life exactly where he wants it when authorities announce a biological disaster -- genetically engineered crops have mutated and propagated in the wild, producing a biological shift that alters brain chemistry. While everyone else is becoming bigger and badder, though, Connor's an anomaly. His center of aggression has been suppressed. As the world becomes increasingly dangerous to him, he is forced to choose a master to protect and nurture him. When security consultant Emmett makes his move, Connor's boss collars him to protect him. One man offers safety, but the other is the safer bet. Who will Connor choose?

My first BDSM title, a paranormal (shifter) novel called I, Omega also released at Loose Id on September 6th. Gabriel is an experienced sub who is bitten by a shifter Dom and forever changed. He lives on the streets as a vagrant to evade the new master who both terrifies and enthralls him until his master finds him and carries Gabriel back to pack territory where Gabriel

What are you working on next?

In the Red is a m/m D/s mystery for Loose Id

What do you enjoy reading the most?

Erotic romance, of course, primarily m/m, but also menage and a bit of poly. Quite a bit of BDSM. I'm totally in love with dub-con/capture type stories and only wish there were more of them.

What are you reading now?

Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938 by R.A. Scotti. Just finished re-reading Jet Mykles Heaven Sent series, for my fic fix. ;-p

Who are your favorite authors?

Oh, Lord, so many. Josh Lanyon, K.A. Mitchell, L.B. Gregg are faves for non-kink. For kink, I'm a total fangirl of Kim Dare, but J.C. Owens, Thom Lane and Jamie Craig have written some awesome repeat reads, too.

What would you advise an aspiring author?
Be stubborn. Learn your craft, don't quit and it will happen.

Is there anything you'd like to tell your readers?

For your Netflix viewing pleasure, Megashark vs. Giant Octopus is the bestest, most cheesiest SciFi original movie, EVAH. Pheremone-driven sea creatures? Awesome. Two thumbs way up.

How can readers connect with you?

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Kari Gregg lives in the mountains of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia with her Wonderful husband and three very Wild children. Once Kari discovered the fabulous play land of erotic romances at RWA’s National Conference in 2009, the die was cast. Finally! A market for the smoking hot stories she loves!

When Kari’s not writing, she enjoys reading, coffee, zombie flicks, coffee, naked mud-wrestling (not really), and . . . coffee!


Bookishly Awesome said...

I love Jet Mykles. The Heaven Sent series is great but even her stand alones are books I keep returning to. The same with Kim Dare.

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booklover0226 said...

I agree, the Heaven Sent series rocked; I read the series back to back and couldn't get enough of them.

Kari, I've enjoyed the works of the authors you listed except for Thom Lane; I haven't read any of his books. I'll check them out soon.

Tracey D
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Jean P said...

Enjoyed reading your interview, laughed when I read about your recommendation regarding the movie from the SciFi channel, I am addicted to watching some of those movies *L*

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joder said...

You've chosen some great authors as your favorites. I'm a big fan of many of them as well. And I've seen that SCIFI movie that you speak of and it is full of cheesy goodness. Nobody makes campy films like SYFY.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Cathy M said...

Thanks for the movie rec, sounds perfect for a Saturday afternoon.

One of my favorite authors for bdsm is Cherise Sinclair.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Bookwyrm369 said...

Great post! I'm really looking forward to reading Collared :-)

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-Maria- said...

Great post.
I'm looking forward to reading Collared, but I haven't enough time :(