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For Day 5, we are joined by Laura Stamps for a very fun interview! Though, if you are under 18, it is probably time to stop reading now.
Thank you so much for joining me in my Giveaway-a-day Countdown to My Birthday Bash! It's lovely to have you!
Can you tell me a little about yourself?
Sure. I’m a shameless slut, exhibitionist (BTW, have you seen my lingerie pics at Facebook? *kinky grin*), and voyeur addicted to lust, trashy lingerie, sex, and men’s dangly parts. I’m like the living version of one of the heroines in an erotica novel. I don’t just write this sex stuff. I live it.
Oh, wait! You wanted my official “author” bio, didn’t you? Sorry! Okay, I’m an award-winning erotica and paranormal romance novelist, whose daily blog is wickedly naughty (gee, what a surprise!). My work has been published in over a thousand magazines, literary journals, and anthologies worldwide. The recipient of a Pulitzer Prize nomination and seven Pushcart Award nominations, I’m the author of more than forty-five books. A Wiccan Faery Witch, Empath, and Psychic, I enjoy writing novels about contemporary Pagans living in the Deep South. Because I portray Pagans realistically, my novels are full of real spells, chants, and rituals (I guess you could say what is paranormal fantasy to most people is real life to me *lol). You'll also find romance and HOT sex in my books. Why? Because I’m totally oversexed and LOVE it (gee, what a surprise!).
Who are my publishers? A more accurate question would be who are my publishers “at the moment”? The last year has been insane for me in that one of my publishers suddenly went out of biz in March 2009, I got a new agent in June 2009, I signed a contract with a new publisher in February 2010, parted ways with my new agent in March 2010, and started publishing again with Kittyfeather Press in March 2010. Helluva a year, huh? *lmao* But at this moment, on April 22, 2010, my novels are published by Kittyfeather Press and Trytium Publishing. See? It’s definitely a moment to moment thing for me. Really. lol
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been a fulltime, professional writer for 23 years.
Can you tell us a bit about The Witchery Series?
It’s a sexy paranormal romance novel series in paperback at the moment (remember, that’s the key phrase for me) but should be coming out in ebook by the end of the year. In this series you’ll meet five wonderful Witches: Savannah, Maylene, Mirabella, Noelle, and Ravena. There’s something for everyone in this trilogy. The novels range from empowering to romantic to erotic. You’ll also find real spells, chants, and rituals in each one. Big fun! I wrote this series because I wanted to show people what real Witches and Pagans are like since we’ve gotten such bad press for the last 2000+ years. I also wanted to show people how incredibly sexy Pagan men are. So I have yummy, hunky Witches, Pagans, two-natured Fey (yes, they do exist), psychic vampires (yes, they do exist), vampires, and shapeshifters in this series.
Now, I know A Vampire's Kiss is a spin-off of The Witchery Series, can you tell us about it and whether or not it can be read on its own?
It is a serialized, romantic erotica series in ebook. In this series, you’ll meet Drayton Manigault, the owner of Manigault Technologies and one of the richest businessmen in Columbia, South Carolina. Dray also happens to be one of the oldest vampires in the city. All the Witches in The Witchery Series novels return in this series for lots of erotic, vampy fun with Dray, Val (Dray’s older brother), and Atwell Gibbs (their cousin). Did I mention how gorgeous these vamps are? Oh, yeah, they’re smokin’ HOT in and out of the bedroom. Trust me! *lusty grin*
Yes, it can be read on its own. I write four novels series. The Witchery Series is the main series, and the other three are spin-off series. They all involve the same community of characters. But they can all be read on their own. Anyway, because of the publisher hubbub the last 16 months, I ended up going that long without a new novel being published. HORRORS! Not to mention there were six finished books of mine waiting to be published during that time. Yeesh! So to treat my long-suffering fans I released the vamp series as a monthly serial through Kittyfeather Press. It’s like a sexy, X-rated vamp fix the first week of every month when each new installment is published. Yummmmmmy!
If you couldn't tell by my name, I'm a bit of a vampire fan, what is your favorite paranormal being?
Damn, that’s a tough one. I almost said a “hard” one, but you told me to stay PG for this interview, and that’s one of those word-triggers for me, so…. *lol* I adore the shapeshifter in my Witchey Series who has his own spin-off series called The Rune Witch Series. But I would have to say vamps are my favs. Vamps are sex-on-a-stick, and their bite gives you an instant O. I mean, what’s not to like? Duh!
Who are your favorite authors? What about your favorite movies?
Emma Holly, Kathy Love (her 2 vamp series are awesome), Sherrilyn Kenyon, Delilah Devlin (HAWT cowboy erotica), and Lora Leigh (Bound Hearts series). Fav movie? Underworld ROCKS!!!
What is your best birthday memory? Just in case let's keep it PG-13. LOL
How did you know I was thinking HOT b-day sex? Oh, you read my naughty blog posts for the two weeks before and after my b-day this year on April 2, didn’t you? Whew! Can you say “Sexfest”? Oh, yeah… *sex-obsessed grin*
What are you working on right now?
When I’m not writing my monthly e-newsletter, or email mailings to my list, or weekly blog posts, or my “Dear SexWitch” sex advice column in “Witches & Pagans” magazine, I’m working on the vamp series. Like every day. Series novelists are strange creatures. If we go too many days without working on one of our series we’ll need serious meds. Being that I’m already delusional and always think I’m 18, I try to avoid the men in white coats and work on my series every day. Yesterday was a good example. I keep vampire hours, working until 3-4:00am, crashing, then waking up at noon, and starting all over again. But yesterday was my monthly acupuncture treatment, and it’s at 11:00am. SHIVERS! So I was awake yesterday for 20 hours. And I got 11 hours of writing in: 6 hours to write the April issue of my newsletter, and 5 hours of writing on the vamp series. The Manigault Vampires series is unique in that it is unlimited, so I spend a lot of time on it. All my other series are trilogies (The Witchery Series, The Rune Witch Series, and The Faery Witch Series). You can go to http://www.avampskiss.blogspot.com to read more about all of them.
Do you have any upcoming appearances?
Not at the moment (amazing how that word keeps popping up, isn’t it? Of course, “popping up” sounds good too. Yummmy! But I digress…). Anyway, I used to do booksignings every month at my local Waldenbooks. But Borders closed 200 of their 300 Waldenbooks and Borders Express stores in January, and that was one of them. Bummer, cause I met some cool fans there from around the country. Plus, it’s in the mall, and the eye candy in the Deep South (I live in South Carolina) is AWESOME! Hunky guys of all ages with long gorgeous hair. Yumm! Sometimes I would be so enthralled with all the tasty male flesh walking by in the mall I’d forget I was there to sell books. Oops! Okay, so I’m a cougar. But that’s a good thing, right? lol
Where can we find you? (website, blog, twitter, facebook, etc.)
Everywhere, actually. Here is a list of the sites I’m at every day. Friend me, collect me, follow me, or just play with me (purrrrrr…..!). I’m totally game. *kinky grin*
To see all my novel series:
My verrrrry naughty blog:
My “Laura Stamps” Fan Page at Facebook:
Follow me on Twitter at:
Thank you so much for joining us for my birthday bash! It's been fabulous getting to chat with you!
Everyone that isn't all! Laura has been kind enough to provide me w/ 20 signed postcards to giveaway, and boy are they entertaining lmao! Not only that, you can also win the 3 months of The Manigault Vampires that are out so far!
~15 postcard winners chosen from the US entries.
~5 postcard winners chosen from the international entries.
~1 winner chosen from the overall entries to receive the 3 months of A Vampire’s Kiss that is out now.
To enter please fill out this form and leave a comment or ask a question for Laura who will be stopping by off and on later today. We’re going to have a party from 4pm-3am EST! After today, let me know what you think about the idea of a serialized erotica novel.
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