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A Beast’s Belle by j. Gambardella was just relased by Riverdleavebooks.com, just in time to tie in with the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie. You can buy the book on iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Amaozan, Smashwords and wherever books are sold. What inspired you to write this retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story? It’s a great mix of many of the classic tropes of romance writing with some powerful departures; the exaggerated masculinity of the Beast, and the intelligent resourcefulness of Belle in the various versions...

Posted on Jan 27 2017 - 1:42pm by Melanie Love
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Lambda-Award winning author Debra Hyde sat down with RomanceBeat to discuss the re-publicaiton of her classic erotic romance, Blind Seduction, which features a happily married couple celebrating their kinky 10th anniversary. What inspired you to write this book? I was firmly entrenched in the sex-positive erotic community at the time of Blind Seduction’s conception, with a long list of published...

I’m excited to get the full scoop from Renee Rose and Theresa Roemer on their unusual new book, Scoring with Santa. I had the opportunity to beta read this book and it is one delicious holiday sports romance. But what interests me more is the story behind the story of this book. Theresa Roemer is a celebrity, known both for her charity work, as well as her lines of merchandise including the new fitness clothing line NI30D Athletics. She is also a fitness guru who took the U.S. Open title in bodybuilding at the age of 40, and held...

I’ve invited Alexis Alvarez, one of the organizers of a charity anthology out Nov. 1st called Because Beards. Renee Rose: Alexis, how did you come up with the idea for Because Beards–an anthology of romance stories featuring bearded heroes? Alexis Alvarez: I approached a group of talented author friends and asked them, “Hey! What do you think about writing a romance anthology for charity?” Once they said yes, we had to pick a theme. I brainstormed with Kacey Shea, and we tossed around different ideas: Sexy doctors....

How in the world did you come up with Frankenstein’s Submissive? I wanted a Halloween story and who better than Frankenstein to be the alpha male, dominant? Tall, pins in places not where the original story says, wink, wink! What’s next in the series? Marci’s story. Think five hot gargoyles, masquerade ball, ancient ruins. Who are the Wicked Sisters? Three girls all born on the dark moon, fostered and born to one couple. With their wicked desires and tempers, only the strongest men would be able to handle them. What are...

Posted on Aug 22 2016 - 12:06am by Melanie Love
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Lee Savino: Readers, you are in for a wild ride…dark erotica author Jennifer Bene talks about her real life kink and super sexy dom! Lee Savino: How is writing BDSM different than living it? Jennifer Bene: You can do ANYTHING in a book! Real life BDSM is limited by space, and equipment, and time (like day jobs and family and responsibilities) but when I’m writing BDSM none of that matters....

Posted on Jul 6 2016 - 12:52am by Renee Rose
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In a battle to save the galaxy, falling in love isn’t part of the mission plan… By Renee Rose USA Today Bestselling Author Cara Bristol has been hitting it out of the park with her new Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series. Her latest release, Trapped with the Cyborg is the fourth book in the popular erotic romance series. Renee Rose: Cara, you always write hot, but there is something especially sizzling about a cyborg, isn’t there? What is it that appeal to you? Cara Bristol: To me, they are the ultimate alpha males. The are the complete...

Posted on Jun 27 2016 - 11:03am by Renee Rose
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If all goes well, Desiree Holt may make the USA Today list on her eightieth birthday. Known the world over as the oldest living author of erotic romance, and referred to by USA Today as “the Nora Roberts of erotic romance,” Desiree Holt is a force to be reckoned with in the romance author community. Renee Rose: Hi, Desiree! I’m excited to have the chance to connect with you and dig into...

In this exclusive interview with RomanceBeat, editor J. Blackmore explains how The Circlet Treasury of Erotic Wonderland came about and why she loves the Wonderland universe. How did you come up with the idea for this anthology? I honestly can’t remember if this theme was assigned, or if I chose it because that’s the kind of erotica I wanted to read. I usually come up with anthology ideas based on what I feel like reading. I know the idea to do two–one light and dreamy, the other dark and nightmarish–was something...

How did you come up with the idea for Her Frozen Stepbrother? I’ve been fascinated by the unusual story of The Snow Queen and how her mirror did so much damage. There’s no doubt that how we see ourselves influences how we see the world and many of us hate looking in the mirror. I wanted to explore that theme and what it could take to change how someone saw themselves. Of course love had to be a part of that. What’s next in this series? I am currently working on Her Stepbrother The Wolf, a retelling of Red Riding Hood. After that...