Happy New Year!
Let’s start the new year on a grand fucking note! Just had to say it. On the stroke of midnight 2019, I will no longer hide behind my sensibilities (not that I did all that much before 2019).
When the urge to say ‘fuck’ arises, I’m going to give into it. It’s going to be grand year with all the fucking I’m going to do. Seriously, I’m not drunk! I’m so sober a judge would be in awe of me! (You know the saying – sober as a judge, which by the way, is bullshit. No way Judge Judy doesn’t drink – is that a double-negative? Is this a run-on parenthesis?).
Where was I. Oh yes! Courting Trouble is out and it is fan-fucking-tastic if I do say so myself. Olivia, well she’s one of a kind and so’s Hugo! I love them both so much!
I highly recommend you read it because it will bring a smile to your face and happy start to your new year. It will also bring a smile to my face and a happy start to my new year! You can read it for FREE on Kindle Unlimited or buy it on Amazon for $2.99.
What else do I got?
The excerpt for Shattered (Running with the Devil Book 7) is tucked into the end of Courting Trouble. It pits Esma Akkaya, who was introduced in Without Mercy, against the dark, Russian mafia boss, Rusya Savison. Things are going to be hot and steamy, then dangerous and deadly. It will also be a time of reckoning for Anto Kharzin.
Who knows how it will end?
Okay, it will end on an HEA note. Or maybe HFN. Because every single one of my books ends with a whole lot of more story to tell.
Publishing Anniversary & New Year Promises
Happy Anniversary to me! I released my first book, The Darkest Hour (Running with the Devil Book 1) on December 28, 2017. What an excellent year it’s been!
I have a plan to publish six new books in 2019. Ambitious? You betcha! But it’s my plan and I’m sticking to it. One of those books is going to be the start of a new shifter series. I’ve tentatively titled the series, Shifters of Darkness Falls (although I reserve the right to change it before the first book is published).
I’ve started the first book, but am working out the background details so the books have a firm foundation. But like Running with the Devil, expect a whole lot of hot sexy men, fucking, swearing, violence and maybe even a threesome.
Okay, joking about the threesome. Sort of….
But there might be a threesome in the next bit of news (see BIG BIG BIG News below)!
BIG BIG BIG News!
My good friend Nikita Slater and I are collaborating on a number of novellas, the first of which will be released in January. Expect some really big edgy writing in little 25k books. I’m talking about straight up erotica, with a little romance and at Slater’s insistence, HEAs (she’s the romantic of the pair)! In 2019, Quinn Slater plans to produce 8 – 12 of these drool-worthy novelettes that will keep you up at night for all the right reasons!
More on this in January!
Nikita Slater Interview
Yup! I bagged her (not that way, you dirty-minded people). I got her to agree to an interview.
We met over coffee in a bar. I looked like shit (it’s not like I was interviewing Jack Creed or Hugo Marsden. Slater likes boys, I don’t have a chance with her). We were on opposite sides of the table (she insisted – she’s not as touchy-feeley as one would think).
She looked divine, long dark hair, lush lips and a seriously nice ass (yeah, I checked it out). She was wearing jeans, a Black Sabbath T-shirt and a sparkly 2019 tiara on her head. Her nails were manicured and looked professionally done and she seemed a little nervous… perhaps too much caffeine?
I asked her the tough questions and she refused to answer. So I softened them up a little.
Me: Thanks for sitting down with me today, Nikita Slater. May I call you Nik?
Slater widens her eyes as she takes a sip of her latte and gives me a short nod. I think I’ve irritated her with my fucking good mood, but truly, I’m interviewing Nikita Slater. Why wouldn’t I be in a good mood?
Me: Let’s talk about 2019 – what can your readers expect from Nikita Slater next year?
Slater: A lot actually. I am starting a new dark romance series with the fabulous and extremely beautiful author (her words, not mine, I swear), Jasmin Quinn. We have a couple of books almost ready to go and plan to release our first one at the end of January under the PEN, Quinn Slater.
I’m also working on my next Queen’s book, Queen’s Move, which will be awesome. I’m loving writing it. I’ll also be working on the next Angels and Assassins book, and I’ll complete the Fire and Vice series with Burning Beauty.
Me: Sounds like you will be busy. How will you make sex a priority? And also, since you are in between boyfriends, how will you be able to make your sex scenes authentic without someone to practice them with?
Slater (slightly irritated): I can pick up boyfriends at the snap of a finger, but even if that doesn’t come to pass, I have always had a prolific dirty imagination and I don’t anticipate that failing anytime soon.
Me: And the sex?
Slater: Yes, there will be some.
Me: Okay. Let’s talk about this collaboration you are embarking on with this other author to produce a series of edgy, dark, sexy novellas. Tell us about this author, Jasmin Quinn. What makes her so amazing?
Slater: Jasmin Quinn and I will partner on the Quinn Slater series of novellas. Like me, she drinks wine. It’s possible I was drinking wine when I agreed to work with her. It’s possible I had already drank a lot of wine!
We do have a lot in common. We both like dogs, writing dark romance and we worked very well together on The Horror of Our Love anthology (which is on sale right now for $0.99 for a limited time).
Me: Yes, but what makes her so amazing?
Slater: Can I get back to you on that?
Me: Yes. Take as much time as you need.
I shift gears at this point. It’s time to ask the tough questions
Me: What would you do if you found a penguin in your freezer?
Slater: Oddly, that’s happened. His name is Stephen and he loves sushi. He now lives in my tub. It’s expensive keeping him in ice.
Me: Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses? Explain?
Slater: 100 duck-sized horses. I would stand on something really tall, laugh at them and pepper them with ping-pong balls.
Me: What will you title your autobiography, when you write it?
Slater: Miss Understood.
Me: What would be your perfect murder weapon?
Me: With your cooking?
Me: Speaking of food, if you could redesign the food pyramid without any dire health consequences how would it look?
Slater: Chocolate at the bottom, then chocolate ice cream, wine, then chips and dip, sushi.
Me: Of the male characters that you’ve written, which is your favourite and why?
Slater: Sotza, who is the H in my upcoming book, Queen’s Move, because he’s ruthless, but thoughtful. Two qualities I’m always looking for in a man. Not thoughtful in that show up for dinner with roses and red wine, but because he’s brutal, smart, clever, intelligent and calm.
Me: So a psychopath?
Slater thinks this over and nods.
Me: Let’s play Murder, Fuck, Marry. Of the male characters you’ve written, which would you Marry, which would you Fuck, and which would you Murder and why?
Slater: Murder – I would kill Mercer in Fear in Her Eyes, because I wouldn’t be able to kill him. He’s too tough. So it would be just a murder attempt.
Me: Then he would cage you up, or tie you to the bed, or put a leash on you or….
Slater (side-stepping my comment): Marry – Ash from Fight or Flight because even though he’s dominant, he’s also probably the nicest; Fuck – Reyes in Scarred Queen. He’s very passionate, possessive. I wouldn’t marry him though because he’s a Bolivian mob moss. Mob bosses never end well.
Me: Dean or Sam?
Me: Who was more to blame? Adam or Eve?
Slater: Well, Adam, obviously.
Me: What would your pet say about you if I asked for a reference?
Slater: I love my mom. Sometimes she forgets to feed me And she doesn’t yell at me when I throw up on the carpet.
Me: Are you lying?
Slater: No my dog adores me.
Me: Sex on a first date?
Slater: Not if it was someone I was interested in seeing long term. Yes, if it was just a fling.
Me: Oral sex on a first date?
Slater: See above
Me: What’s one thing you wouldn’t want your mother to know about you?
Slater: I had a one night stand this year. It was actually a two-night stand. Is my mother going to see this?
Slater looked at her watch at this point, drained her latte and told me that I had to go. So I did. She’s a bit bossy!
Wishing everyone a fan-fucking-tastic New Years! Thanks for making 2018 so great!
PS: Don’t forget to join Jasmin’s Dark Side, my closed FB group for updates and good times!