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?! :)
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.
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.