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Man Candy Monday

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Time constraints mean I don’t get to post Man Candy Mondays as often as I’d like. However, when I was doing some ‘research’ recently, I stumbled upon this perfect specimen of a fuckbrute and was rendered incapable of doing anything except staring and now, sharing.

Actually, I can do something else. I’ll be in my bunk.

March 17, 2014 Posted by | Kristina Lloyd | , , | Leave a comment

My Writing Process Blog Hop

boxershandsbyvandyke1933I’ve been tagged by Alison Tyler in the writing process meme that’s been doing the rounds. Since it’s Monday, I thought I’d combine with some gorgeously erotic man candy hands. (It’s this)

1) What am I working on?

Mainly my fifth Black Lace novel, Undone, due to be published September 2014. I’m around the 2/3 mark, which is usually the point I start to despair because the project seems impossible and I fear I’ll never be able to draw all the disparate threads together and fill in the various plot holes I’ve jumped over. But I’m actually feeling quite confident, shortage of time aside, so either I’m getting this novel-writing thang sussed or the despair will hit in a couple of weeks! I’m also working on some kinky short short stories for Alison Tyler’s recent call for submissions (deadline March 1st, folks!). And thirdly, I’m developing my workshop on flash fic which I’ll be delivering at Eroticon 2014 in Bristol in March. Very excited about that!

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Well, there’s a dead body within the first few pages of Undone, not exactly standard fare in erotica. I enjoy crossing the erotica genre with other genres – suspense and psychological thrillers, spooky stories and the gothic. The trajectory of a romance narrative alone isn’t one I find exciting enough to want to write. And I’ve learned I’m quite a visual writer; my brain likes to work in images.

3) Why do I write what I do?

I like exploring the hidden. I like going below the surface to explore dreams, secrets and fears, and the erotic is very much part of that. There’s also a crusading aspect for me: as women, we are massively short-changed when it comes to the availability of erotic material for us; plus female sexuality and desire aren’t given enough cultural air space. I want to contribute to improving the situation.

4) How does your writing process work?

For novels, I plot but not to the nth degree. As I write, ideas build and original plans are jettisoned in favour of better ones. I’m slow. I think of my process as comparable to backstitch. I always go over the previous day’s writing and edit that before I crack on with the next section. Ideally, I work for hours at a time for long-length fic. I’m a mono-tasker, and at my best when I can immerse myself in a single project. These days, life rarely allows me to do that so I combine occasional long sessions with short bursts. When I’m focused on a novel, I struggle to write short stories although I find writing flash fun and useful. It diverts without taking over my imagination, and it’s satisfying to be able to complete a piece when the end is a long way ahead on a novel.

I write chronologically but my WIPS are usually peppered with the phrase [stg sgt], meaning ‘something, something’. They mark points where I need to smooth over a change of scene or of tone, or where something needs to be added to slow down the pacing.

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I’m passing the baton on to Janine Ashbless and Sallyanne Rogers who’ll be answering the Qs next Monday. I was meant to find a third victim but failed due to shameful lack of effort! Plus, I think most people have done this meme by now. If you haven’t and want to, here, catch the baton!

Janine Ashbless writes erotic fantasy and paranormal stories and novels. She aims to transport you to other lands and times, places where life hangs by a thread and that stranger might be about to bring you terror or ecstasy or both.

Sallyanne Rogers is the slightly more professional and hopefully better-behaved alter ego of a veteran filth-peddler. She has written articles for magazines such as Forum and For Women in the past but now concentrates on fiction. Her novella Midwinter Heat was published by Xcite and she is currently finishing the sequel, which is about sex and Morris dancing.

Update! I pounced on Charlie Powell so got my third victim!

Charlie Powell is currently supposed to be editing her first erotic novel, but instead spends most of her time blogging at Sex Blog of Sorts. She prefers to confine all of her actual writing to the month of November.

Check out these three writers on Monday 24th Feb!

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February 17, 2014 Posted by | Kristina Lloyd | | 3 Comments

Man Candy Monday

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Two Man Candys in a row – whatever next?

Fuck, I love this image (click for bigger and sharper) – the blues and the pinks of his body and his surroundings. So beautiful. The camera doesn’t usually pay this much attention to skin.

Sorry, no idea who the photographer is. I wish I did.

August 26, 2013 Posted by | Kristina Lloyd | , | 1 Comment

Man Candy Monday

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I’m feeling that warm glow of satisfaction because, not only is Thrill Seeker now available to buy on Kindle in the states, I’ve recently received a glorious, 5 star review on Long and Short Reviews, an American site. Phew! People across the pond can read the review then buy the book if they wish to do so. How rad!

LASR totally get what I’m trying to do in my work, and that’s always hugely gratifying, especially on an erotic romance site where I tend to scare people. They say:

Did I regret that drift into a forbidden, dark and dangerous world? No way! Because Ms Lloyd makes it all okay to do so. I adored that about Thrill Seeker, the absolute ownership of the heroine’s kinky desires and her attitude of not having to gain permission or explain the reason for her lusty fantasies but to just go with what feels really-damn-good regardless of societies frowning face or the guilt that might knock at the door afterwards.

Thrill Seeker is edgy for sure, but when you pluck a Kristina Lloyd book off the shelf (or in my case download to Kindle) what do you expect? For me that’s the draw of this author, I love being taken to the periphery of what is both mine and the heroine’s comfort zone. [read more]

I’m so very pleased. I should probably warn/reassure you that, contrary to the list of tags on the review for Thrill Seeker, there is no fisting in the book! I think my poor editor would have gone into meltdown if I’d included that. Maybe next time …

Before you go, check out Janine Ashbless’s photo-blog and write up of Nine Worlds, London’s first geek convention. I was there (Janine has proof); it was amazing, inspiring, enormous; and I hope to be back next year.

August 19, 2013 Posted by | Kristina Lloyd | , , , | 2 Comments

Thrill Seeker finally arrives in the US!

adam_levineI’m overjoyed to be able to say, finally, FINALLY, Thrill Seeker is available on Kindle in the US!

Yup, you heard right! Thrill Seeker is available on Kindle in the US!

Many thanks to all who’ve asked about availability, for both your enthusiasm and your patience. I don’t know why it’s taken so long. Problems in the Kindle mines which the International Black Lace pixies have struggled to rectify. Or somesuch.

To celebrate my Kindling, I’m going to have a big ol’ party where I’ll eat corn dogs, drink root beer and be pom-pommed by male cheerleaders. No, actually, I’m going to stop obsessively checking my Amazon US page and crack on with writing my next novel!

Thrill Seeker was priced at $9.99 this morning and at the time of writing, is a mere $5.88. I’ve also seen it at $14. Ah, the mysteries of Amazon’s pricing system.

In the meantime, why are you still here, dear American readers? I have a fresh, sexy ebook waiting to be downloaded.

I just hope the long wait has whetted your appetites!

Thrill seeker sidebar Amazon US Kindle, August 2013, OMFG!

If you want a paperback and you’re in the States, I’m afraid it’s import only, and likely to stay that way. Amazon have a bunch of third party vendors to purchase from.fireworks-1

If you missed the link: Kindle USA!

August 16, 2013 Posted by | Kristina Lloyd | , , | Leave a comment