Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cari Silverwood Discusses Aliens, Romance, and Sex without Tentacles

Kinky Vanilla Romance is pleased to share Intimidator by Cari Silverwood. I took part in the cover reveal for Intimidator last month. I am excited to be able to host two giveaways with this book blitz.

Intimidator by Cari Silverwood
Series: Preyfinders (#2)
Publication Date: May 7, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction
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Aliens, Romance, and Sex without Tentacles
by Cari Silverwood

There’s a freedom in writing a scifi or fantasy story that you can’t get anywhere else. Imagination is King but if you go too far you’ll have readers scratching their heads over the barrage of weird alien language and critters with sixteen legs. A bit like trying to figure out whose hand is where in a ménage, only far worse.

I kept that in mind while writing Intimidator. I wanted a story you could immerse yourself in without too much excess over the top stuff. Crap-tech I think I’ll christen this sort of too sciency stuff that can be dumped on you in a story.

This is a story for those who like to stretch their imagination but don’t want to give it a hernia.

So here is what you will get.

STOM - My sexy alien man who IS very human and who has a heart that melts a little and goes thud thud when he sees his woman/ bond mate, Willow. He’s got a stripy chest too. Lick

NO TENTACLE SEX. Or tentacles on my man. I decided, strangely, that the calamari could wait for another book.

ROMANCE but with a big helping of alpha male.

CAPTURE FANTASY. But sweet capture fantasy, in other words, it’s all sexy and delicious and Willow has a hard time not swooning when Stom walks in. Except for when she’s scowling at him, or shooting him.

KINKINESS. Sigh. I have a hard time not including kink in my stories so my alphas are, minimum, always keen on the dominance thing. Stom has a fling with using a collar and leash on Willow but he’s more growly beast type and not into S and m apart from threatening a spanking here and there. I don’t think he ever followed through. Where did I go wrong?

Scifi ACTION. Yep, I’m a Joss Whedon/ Firefly/ Star Wars fan, and love adding a few fight and battle scenes. Even if my women do the swoony ‘please take me’ thing with their men, they’re not afraid of wielding sword, Glock, flame, or claws. The men are warriors and armed to the teeth, of course.

As a result of the above expect a modicum of GORE and a smidge of HORROR too. But it’s only there to make you worry. Which is good, right?

This is a series called Preyfinders – I hope to do four books all up, including Precious Sacrifice, the Book 1 novella that’s out in the Kept anthology. So strap on your holsters, unrack those spiky alien rifles with little buttons and shit, hang onto the nearest alien hunk (uh-uh, no nibbling on him), and RUN.

If we leave you behind the factory queen (think huge monster insect beast thing) gets to play with you and she likes brains...and YouTube, she has a thing for that too.

This is Book 2 .

Book 1, Precious Sacrifice, is currently in the anthology, Kept.
Willow has her hands full scraping out a life in a grungy neighborhood where drugs and crime are the norm. Life is hard, but it’s about to get harder. Being transformed into a sexual pet for an alien warrior may be her only way out.

But Stom, the man she’s been awarded to as a battle honor, has no use for a female, not when his heart is still in a million pieces.

Though the need to be Stom’s mate is overwhelming her, mending his heart isn’t going to be enough. His enemies are searching, looking for the women who are more than they seem, and she’s in their hands before she discovers she’s more-than-human.

Sometimes it sucks to be a chosen one.

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Author Bio
Cari Silverwood is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of BDSM stories and dark erotic fiction.
She writes the way the world should be - dangerous and sexy with bullets piercing the darkness and lovers wrenched close by ropes. When you need escape, when you need that rough lover to bring you to your knees, here you will find stories to singe your fingers. The taste of adventure, the tang of BDSM, the burn of fantasy run wild. Brace yourselves, if you dare to read. this real world, she has a lovely family in Australia, with the prerequisite teenager who dwells in the dark bedroom catacombs...a husband who raises eyebrows when he catches glimpses of what she writes, and a menagerie of other animals barking, meowing, and swimming about the place.
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  1. Welcome to Kinky Vanilla Romance, Cari! I am excited to have you here.

    I haven't read Precious Sacrifice, book 1, of the new Preyfinder series yet. I have added it and Intimidator to my TBR list.

    LOL - "I decided, strangely, that the calamari could wait for another book." What is your favorite scene in Intimidator?

    I liked the show Firefly too!

    I hope that you have a great tour.

  2. Thank you for having me and my book here :)
    Favorite sex scene - the forest one where Stom gets particularly alpha and tries out the leash on Willow.

    Favorite action scene? - the final big battle. I can't say a lot except it was fun to write!

    PS After this, on the spur of the moment, I went and wrote an erotic parody called Squirm that DOES have tentacle sex. lmao. I surprised myself even.

  3. I have not read Precious Sacrifice but I do have Kept on my wishlist. It looks great!

  4. SMH. I am SO nosey. Tentacle sex? I have got to read that erotic parody called SQUIRM.

    I haven't read Precious Sacrifice, book 1, of the new Preyfinder series yet. Guess I should start at the beginning, huh?

    I voted for Intimidator on the following Goodreads Listopia because Stom looks like hottie:

    Hottest Guy on a Cover
    Books with images of really hot guys on the cover.