Archive for: March, 2015

The Alpha Warlocks Desire is Almost Here, Folks!

 My Playlist for Claire and Carmen’s Stories

Hello Skye Readers!

I know some of you are anxiously waiting for the next Alpha of Kala West story to come out. I promised a March release, and it will be out by the end of this month, which is only less than two days away!

 

To tie you over, I figured I’d share my playlist for both stories. These songs have been great at helping me flesh out each character and their paths. They also have great connections to each of my heroines. If you haven’t heard any of these songs, you should check them out. The greatest thing about being in Amazon Prime is that they now have music that these artists can be found in. Okay, enough selling.

 

Without further ado, here are the lists:

Claire’s Story – The Alpha Warlocks’ Desire

 

Peace – O.A.R. (Of A Revolution)
Love Me Like You Do (Fifty Shades of Grey) – Ellie Goulding
Don’t Kill the Magic – MAGIC!
Haunted (Fifty Shades of Grey) – Beyonce
Heartbeat Song – Kelly Clarkson
Dark Side – Kelly Clarkson
Love Me Harder – Ariana Grande
Lay Me Down – Sam Smith
Bring Me to Life – Evanescence
All Around Me – Flyleaf
Celestial – Tori Kelly

 

Carmen’s Story – The Alpha Warlocks’ Own

 

 Love Sex Magic – Ciara ft. Justin Timberlake
Worth It – Fifth Harmony
Closer – Ne-yo
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) – The Weeknd
Talking Body – Tove Lo
Burnin’ Up – Jessie J ft. 2 Chainz
Shattered (Turn the Car Around) – O.A.R. (Of A Revolution)
Burning Bridges – OneRepublic
All the Right Moves – OneRepublic
Black Out Days – Phantogram

 

As you can see, I have eclectic musical taste. My reading habits are just as broad. I love me some Kelly Clarkson, OneRepublic, and the Fifty Shades of Grey album is awesome, no matter what you may think of the movie.
 
Now, I’m curious about you all or as we say in the south ya’ll. What songs do you listen to when you’re reading or writing? Do you see songs that would fit my stories even better than the one’s I’m listening too? If so, feel free to share. I love hearing from readers and writers alike!

Happy Sensual Reading (And Writing),

Auriella

Chapter Endings and Wandering Sexual Minds

 

Quick and Dirty Skye Tips #2: Ending Chapters on a High (Orgasmic) Note!

Hello Skye Readers!

Recently, I went back and reformatted some of my stories on Amazon. I got caught up in some of them, and I realized that in order for readers to enjoy my stories, I have to enjoy them as a reader too. If I don’t like the storytelling, why should I make another person suffer through it?

Reading some of my other favorite erotic romance authors and getting into my own long writing marathons for second parts of my two erotic romance series, Alpha Warlocks of Kala West and The Erotic Circus, I’ve noticed a few things that can make both readers and writers satisfied with the end of a story. These are my Quick and Dirty Skye Tips #2:

1. The Build-up Must Be Strong and Authentic to Set the Mood

This may be a “Duh” moment, but I don’t just mean candles and music.You need to set the characters up for a strong connection long before they get down and dirty. I love reading quick and sexy reads just as much as the next person, but I’ve noticed with my dirty, I also need sexy foreplay first, both emotional and physical. I am a woman, after all ;-). 

If you throw characters into bed, I want to know why they are there, even if it is only for meaningless sex. This way when the sheets are ruffled and the hot action is done, I can leave satisfied with events too.
   

2. Sexual Tension Needs to Be Real, Scorching, and Include Everyone Involved


A lot of my writing has more than two people. Usually, it’s two men and a woman, which is a favorite storyline of mine, especially since there are few interracial BWWM (Black woman, white man) menage stories. However, it’s easy to get lost in writing a story and forget the third player. 

I make it a goal to have everyone do or say something every couple of lines. Remember that childhood lesson about giving everyone else a turn? It definitely applies here. Otherwise, the reader will be a few pages into the sex scene asking, “What happened to the other guy (or girl)? Did they fall asleep or something?” That is a bad and boring thought to give any dedicated reader. 

This is kind of an expansion on the first set of Quick and Dirty Skye Tips, but I want to take it a step further. The reactions of all parties involved also need to be described. If someone is being licked somewhere, how does the receiver respond? And when a third person gets involved, do they react the same way or differently? This helps to make the scene steamy but technically accurate and real for the scene they are all actively participating in.
   

3. Emotions Mingled with the Five Senses are Key


I’m sure you remember the emphasis on the five senses in grade school: taste, touch, sight, smell, and sound. Well, these never change, especially in romance writing. Whenever you create a setting, visualize yourself there and share it with readers. 

How does his lips taste in a kiss? What does her skin feel like as his fingers glide across it? How does the rich billionaire look in his designer threads? What smell invigorates the alpha shifter so he’s ready to pounce and claim his sexual prey? What does her moan sound like to urge her lover on?

Never assume your reader knows these things. I tend to get caught up in my own fictional worlds, so I tend to accidentally do this as well. It’s so clear and vivid to me that obviously my readers can experience it too, right? Nope. That’s what description is for, to use as an invitation to your world. Go ahead. Invite some people in.

So, now it’s your turn. What was the best erotic romantic ending that left you hot, bothered, and still satisfied but craving more?

Happy Sensual Reading (And Writing),

Auriella

Three $.99 Books from Auriella Skye!

Discount Book Weekend! 

Three Stories Lowered to $.99 for a Limited Time!

Hello Skye Readers!

Need a cheap read to get you going this weekend? For a limited time, three of my books have been reduced to $.99!  

My Swiss Billionaire: Swiss Flight

 

 

If you want to be in the know for when more specials happen, join my MAILING LIST!

 

Check out my Amazon US catalog and Amazon UK catalog!

Enjoy and Happy Sensual Reading!

Auriella

Free Billionaire Book Weekend!

Free Book Weekend!  

Chocolate for Her Billionaires Part One: The Interview Free Until Sunday (03/06-03/08)!

Hello Skye Readers!

If you’re looking for a quick and sexy free read this weekend, check out Chocolate for Her Billionaires Part One: The Interview.


 

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Check out my Amazon US catalog and Amazon UK catalog!

Enjoy and Happy Sensual Reading!

Auriella

Alpha Warlocks of Kala West #2 – Two Covers Down, One to Go

 Thanks and My Second Alpha Warlocks Cover!

Hello Skye Readers!

If you’re one of the many readers who’s downloaded one of my stories, I want to take time to say thank you. I may not be there with you as you press the “Buy” button or swipe the Kindle page, but I still appreciate each and every one of you.

And now the moment of revelation…..

My second cover for the Alpha Warlocks of Kala West series, The Alpha Warlocks’ Desire:




Look for this to come out early March. If you haven’t read Charice’s story, you can check it out HERE.

 
In this second installment, you’ll get to meet Claire and her Alpha Warlocks, Axel and Jett. Hardcore names for some hardcore alpha candy. 

 
I am really enjoying finishing this one because the mythology of the Triad Bond is explored a little more. Check out the COMING SOON tab for more details.

 

After Claire, Carmen finally has her fun chance in the spotlight, and let me tell you. She’s a firecracker. Literally, since she’s a fire witch. 

If you’re still craving more Kala West, Florida action, don’t worry. The fun won’t end with the Brixton sisters. Nor will witches be the only paranormals hanging around town. Until the next post.

If you want to be in the know for when these two books debut, join my MAILING LIST!

Happy Sensual Reading,

Auriella