Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Welcome Kim Dare

Hey guys! Hope that picture got you in a beachy kind of mood. Trust me, you'll see why shortly. *Grin*

Today I have one of my favorite authors visiting: Kim Dare. Yes, lol, I'm a big fan. I love her BDSM books and own several. If you like BDSM (and she does both human and nonhuman) you really should check her out. For today, she's here to talk about her new release Vanilla Licks.

*Rubs hands together* Oh... and did I mention there's a giveaway too?! :)

 
 
 
Hi Everyone! 

Thank you to Michelle for making me so welcome on her blog and giving me the chance to chat about my latest release from Resplendence Publishing—Vanilla Licks.
 


 

And, to thank you for joining us, I’m giving away two free copies of an e-book from my backlist or coming soon list. More details about the book and the giveaway are at the end of the post.


Bare Bum Bay 

Picture a luxury beach-front resort. The sun is shining. The waves are rolling in. Golden sand. Blue seas. A gentle breeze.

Imagine men – handsome, happy and wearing very little clothing. They’re laughing and joking with each other, enjoying the heat of the sun on their bodies and checking each other out. They’ve all come to this holiday destination to be surrounded by men who appreciate other men. Most of them are kinky, all of them are horny. 
 
Where have you mentally placed this wonderful place? Is it in the middle of the Caribbean? Or maybe you’ve set it on a wonderful Mediterranean island?  

It’s more than likely you haven’t put it in the same place I did when I sat down to write my Sun, Sea and Submission series. 

Pendragon Bay is located in south Wales. (That’s next door to England and part of the UK, in case you’re wondering.) 

Since it’s my version of Wales, I’m allowing myself a good slice of artistic licence and setting the stories during the hottest summer on record. 

We have lovely beaches here. And occasionally the weather really is quite pleasant. Honest! 

More importantly, I grew up here and while, to my knowledge, there isn’t a luxury, kinky, gay resort around here, I do have some wonderful memories of hot summers on the beach. 

There’s one beach in particular, an unofficial nudist beach that naturists have been using for years, which is affectionately called Bare Bum Bay. 

That’s the beach I picture when I’m writing this series. 

The newest instalment was so much fun to write. I can just imagine the characters walking along paths I’ve travelled along ever since I was old enough to walk.  

There’s a little bit of Penarth in there, some influence of Porthcawl, a touch of Barry Island snuck in too. I know those place names probably don’t mean anything to you, but they’re all close to my heart. 

So, if you choose to take a peek inside the series, you might like to think more about a British beach than a palm tree laden tropical island. On the other hand, you might not like to do that at all. If you want to transplant the guys to your fantasy sea shore, that’s cool too. 

And, whatever geography does to them, you can count upon it that Fulton and Darrell will still be the same guys. 

Darrell will still work in an ice cream parlour called Vanilla Licks. He’ll still be a shameless flirt who likes to joke about leather, but who’s never tried it for real.  

Fulton will still come to Pendragon Bay to give a whole series of master classes on various kinks. He’ll still be stern, dominant and hard-core enough to scare away most guys. 

And, they’ll still have to find a way through the process of getting together, getting kinky and finding their own idiosyncratic happy ending. 

I’d love it if you’d join them for the ride.
 

Here’s the blurb for Vanilla Licks: 

Situated just along the beach from Pendragon Bay Hotel, Vanilla Licks is the most popular ice cream shop for miles. Its success is at least partly down to Darrell—the cute guy who works behind the counter and flirts shamelessly with all the customers. 
 

Fulton’s an experience dom visiting the hotel to give a series of master classes on a whole host of kinky topics. Fulton doesn’t flirt. On the rare occasions that he speaks at all, it’s to give orders—which he expects to be obeyed. When Darrell catches his eye at the ice cream shop, vanilla is the last flavor on either of their minds.
 

Darrell is very good at joking about not being vanilla, but can he deal with a dominant who takes his BDSM seriously? 

You can find out more about the story, read an excerpt or buy the book by clicking here.
 
 

And here are the details for that giveaway: 

Leave a comment on this post by Sunday 16th February and you’ll be entered into the hat for a chance to win two of my backlist or coming soon titles. One winner will be chosen at random to receive two e-books of their choice. The only book you won’t be able to pick is Vanilla Licks.

 

About Kim Dare: 

Kim Dare is a twenty-nine year old, full time writer from Wales (UK). First published in 2008, she has since released close to eighty BDSM erotic romance titles. While most of Kim’s stories follow male/male relationships, she also writes about characters that enjoy male/female, female/male (female dominant), female/female and all kinds of ménage relationships. Kim’s titles have included contemporary stories, fairytale re-tellings, vampires, time travelers, werewolves and werelions—not to mention the occasional wereduck.

Regardless of the gender of her characters or the different genres they inhabit, from short stories to full-length novels, there are three things Kim always wants to give her characters—kink, love, and a happy ending.
 

You can find Kim on her website, contact here by e-mail, or check out her blog 

18 comments:

  1. Sounds like a really good read. Please count me in thank you.

    Kayla
    Stonekayla49@yahoo.com

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  2. Sounds very... Interesting! I wonder of Fulton will be able to keep up his dom face while Darrell is flirting with him...

    Wynterknight76@gmail.com

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  3. I'll be the first to admit that my experience with BDSM is extremely limited. Um, no, not doing, reading. I've read the first two Fifty Shades books but I consider those to be romance more than BDSM. And I've read Michelle, who is awesome. And I know she thinks you're awesome. And I have to admit I like the premise of what you've set up. I'm definitely going to put you on my tbr list.

    Nice to meet you, Kim, and you're welcome to visit my blog any time.

    Julie
    shelley_runyon@yahoo.com

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  4. Ooh.. You have me intrigued! Vanilla Licks has definitely caught my attention, can't wait to read it! Thank you for the giveaway, always nice to get free stuff! Have an amazing day!
    Maycee
    majorsqueenbee (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  5. Sounds like a very good book. I love your books they are always so good. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sherry
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  6. Hello, Kim, and iechyd da!
    I didn't realise you were Welsh, but it's great to see another writer from the UK.
    Please add me to the draw - there's plenty to choose from!

    Sue
    corieltauviqueen at yahoo.co.uk

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  7. I love CALL ME SIR, BOY!, and have heard so many great things about Kim'd other work--please count me in!

    koozebane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Please count me in. Thanks!

    gisu29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Oh gosh, I'm a huge fan! Still many I haven't read, though, so count me in. :)

    palaistea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. "Duck" was the first Sub/Dom book I really liked...so count me in, please ;)

    Sunnech@yahoo.de

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  11. I loved With this Kiss. Please include me in the contest.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

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  12. Count me in please.

    Karl
    slats5663@shaw.ca

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  13. Totally curious!!
    Danielle
    dandatins at yahoo dot com

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  14. With a Kiss = favorite! This sounds good, thank you!

    brendurbanist@gmail.com

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  15. Great post! Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories of the U.K. coast. I have always wished to visit, and it remains one of my life time dreams. It's one thing to read about and see photos, and another to have the actual experience.
    I have so many of your delightful books on my gotta have list after reading "Duck" and "With a Kiss", that I wouldn't know where to start...*S* I love emotional stories that tear at my heart, and so enjoyed the 2 that I've read so much.
    Wishing you all the best!
    Thank you for the giveaway...:)

    Darcy
    pommawolf @hotmail.com

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  16. Sounds like a great read!

    Raziya.harriat@gmail.com

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  17. Hi everyone - Blogger doesn't seem to like me at the moment, so I'm going to try again with one reply to everyone!

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. *Hugs* to those who said such sweet things about previous books. I'm glad you're enjoying them - I'm having a great time writing them! Everyone's name has been added to the hat for the giveaway.

    Fingers crossed blogger lets me post this time!

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  18. Haha.. sounds like an awesome read! I own the first two but have yet to read it. >o< Eeek!! I need to bump it up my list~~ lol...

    Enjoyed the post! please count me in!

    Judi
    arella3173_loveless@yahoo(dot)com

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