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Sunday, December 18, 2011

AferDark's Interview with Annalynne Russo

Happy Holdiays to everyone from AfterDark Online. As the year 2011 comes to a close, I want to introduce to my admiration, a paranormal writer with a touch of both dark sensuality and adventure. Annalyne Russo. So move over Buffy Summers and Angelus, AfterDark's sharing a cocktail moment and an interview with California's finest writers as we end the year on an adventurous note!

1. Ms. Russo, thank you for the opportunity to interview you, why don’t you please tell a little bit about yourself?


Thank you so much for hosting me here at AfterDark Online.  I’m a hot-blooded Italian wife and mother of two teenage sons from San Diego, CA. While I teach kindergarten during the day, my nights and weekends are filled with hot, sexy heroes ready to leap from my imagination onto the page.

2. How long have you been writing erotica and do you only write paranormal erotica or other genres?

I started writing erotica about five years ago.  But until recently, I was always too self-conscious to share it with anyone. 


3. How do your family and friends feel about your work?


My hubby and family are supportive, but it took time for me to finally open up about my passion for writing erotic romance. I only recently let my hubby read excerpts from my latest work, Irresistible Nemesis. But once I did, it felt so freeing.  Now, he’s helping me work out scenes and edit for some upcoming writing projects.

4. What kind of characters do you enjoy writing about (badboy/badgirl, hero/heroine, etc) and why?


I am your classic church-going girl looking for that bad boy to tempt her to the dark side.  In fact, I’ve been tagged with the nickname GirlCorrupted, a play on words from the Angelina Jolie-inspired GirlInterrupted.

5. Why don’t you please tell us about your latest release, Irresistible Nemesis, in a short synopsis?

Irresistible Nemesis is all about the good girl/bad boy dichotomy. Eva Sambucco is a stiletto-wearing, stake-wielding vampire huntress with everything a girl from the Big Apple desires. Good looks. A great job. Even an expensive wardrobe. But the one thing she wants the most, is the only thing she can’t have. The leader of the New York City vampire coven. Andreas Kristopolous is her Irresistible Nemesis.

Andreas runs AK Oil International - one of the wealthiest business conglomerates in the world. But money can’t fix a scarred relationship with his father or cure him of his philandering chauvinism. With god-like good looks and a fat bank account, women fight for his attention like wolves battling for the coveted alpha position.

Can Eva slay her own personal demons and come to grips with her feelings for Andreas? Will she be able to keep the bimbos at bay long enough to help mend his relationship with his father and capture his heart?


6. What inspired you to write your story?

In the scorching summer of 2008, my hubby and I embarked on two-week a European adventure. We backpacked across Italy via the Eurail, then took a 7-day cruise along the Mediterranean. At port one night in Athens, Greece, I had a vivid dream about Andreas, the bad boy vampire in Irresistible Nemesis.  I’ve been trying to get his story on paper ever since. But with the daily stress of work and motherhood, it took nearly three years to come to fruition.

7. How long did it take you to complete your story?

Once I got serious about writing, it took about eight months. I was new to publishing and wanted to make sure I did it right.  I read books about writing romance novels and solicited help from some of my writing colleagues at Evernight Publishing.

8. Are there other books you have written, prior to your latest release?


I have written several other stories currently being shopped by a handful of e-publishers. I hope to have a new release out sometime in the first quarter of 2012.  One of them I am anxious to get published is a twisted erotic version of Rumpelstiltskin entitled Dueling Desires.

9. What other challenges have you faced in your projects, but was proud to accomplish?


I just recently received my first first 5-star review for Irresistible Nemesis from The TBR Pile.  That was an amazing feeling. In fact, I’m up for their December Book of the Month.  You can vote for Irresistible Nemesis here:  http://thetbrpile.weebly.com/

10. Any other trivial things about you that you wouldn’t mind sharing?


Although I am attracted to bad boys, I guard my heart pretty closely. I married one of the good guys – a computer geek with a heart of gold. We enjoy salsa dancing and listening to slow jams. In fact, I’m suffering from a bad cold right now and he’s taking good care of me. J
What a guy!
11. If there was a favorite cocktail you enjoy drinking (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) what would it be?

I only drink alcohol a couple times a year.  My big, fat Italian family has a huge party at our house every year on Christmas Eve. The festivities wouldn’t be complete without a few bottles of Lemoncello – a traditional, vodka-based Italian liquor.

12. Do you have any upcoming projects or other plans with your work?


One project that I am anxious to get published is a twisted erotic version of Rumpelstiltskin entitled Dueling Desires. I’m hoping to finish the manuscript in the next few weeks while I’m on break from teaching kindergarten.

13. What advice would you give to other writers, especially to those that are starting out?


Network. Don’t be afraid to show your work and ask other writers for input.  I have found the advice of my fellow authors to be completely invaluable in helping me get published. You’d be surprised how willing others are to share the tips of the trade.

14. Where can people follow you? (i.e. social networking sites, blogs, websites, and etc.)

You can follow me here:



Like most charming, charismatic vampires, Andreas had no problem finding dinner. He spotted a sweet, old homeless woman willing to make a blood donation. Her tattered grey overcoat and wide-brimmed hat covered the weathered features of her face. While her clothes looked worse for the wear, she was well-groomed and had recently bathed. All good news for a famished vampire. She smiled up at him, mesmerized by his impeccable gaze, and easily submitted to his demands. Andreas took his fill and left her intact, if not a bit light-headed from loss of blood. Then he turned back toward the subway station. His sleek form moved stealthily in the darkness. The only sound, the tip-tap of Ferragamo loafers as his footsteps came into contact with the iron rails of the track.


“Mr. Kristopolous, what a surprise!” A voice called to him. Its shadow lurked all around him. “I never figured you for the public transportation type.”


The hairs on the back of his neck rose. He recognized that voice. “Ms. Sambucco, how nice to see you again. I’ve just come from dinner. Had I known you’d be in the neighborhood, I would have extended an invitation.”


Eva snickered softly. “That’s very kind of you. But I’ve already eaten.” Her lilt voice dripped with sarcasm. She held her ground even as the vampire undressed her with his eyes.


“Oh, on the contrary, my darling,” Andreas replied. “There’s always room for dessert. And you happen to be the most delectable treat I’ve come across in a very long time.”


Then Andreas approached her. His gait bold and self-assured. With each step forward, she took another one back, until he had her trapped against the wall of the subway tunnel. He lifted his hand in slow motion to gently stroke her cheek with the pad of his finger. His coarse digits glided along her jawline as the huntress lowered her head to avoid his intense stare. She didn’t seem to care much for bloodsuckers. At least, not one hell bent on seduction.


“I should warn you, Mr. Kristopolous–” she began.


“Please, call me Andreas.” He couldn’t breathe with her so near. Eva tilted her head to the side and Andreas was rewarded with the most beautiful sight he’d ever seen. Long, luxurious eyelashes cast a sublime shadow over her angelic features, including a provocative glimpse of her ample bosom. His control teetered on the edge of

This is crazy. Take her now, while you’ve got the chance.

An internal battle raged inside Andreas as the animal fought for supremacy. Then Eva looked up at him, newfound courage reflected in her beautiful brown eyes. Her face flushed in an array of color. The sudden rush of blood to her cheeks started his own blood pumping. He growled with need.

Eva held her head high in blatant challenge. “Andreas. I advise you to back off. If you refuse, this will end badly. Very badly. I’ll either drag you in to the authorities by the skin of your teeth or kill you. Your choice.”

Without warning, Andreas pressed his burning lips to hers, demanding an acknowledgement. Eva broke away. Her head thrashed from side to side in an effort to resist his bold intrusion. But Andreas wouldn’t be denied. He pinned her pliant curves more rigidly to the wall and locked both hands to her sides. It was either take what he needed or die trying.

Andreas’s stare bore into her. He pleaded for total surrender. She blinked and her expression softened a bit. And he went for it with a kiss much more delicate than their first embrace. The pillowy-softness of his lips and the silky smoothness of his tongue, coaxed a response from her. Eva had no chance in hell of surviving the pure rapture of his kiss. Its sweet sensation, a stark contradiction to the way his firm, rigid body pressed against her. The hard length of his cock rubbed against her clitoris, and she moaned out loud. Before long, she kissed him back with a hunger he’d never experienced before.

Andreas couldn’t stop the momentum of their mutual attraction. Neither of them could. It spiraled out of control with hands everywhere. Probing and prodding. They simply took that which was so desperately needed. Eva’s voracious tongue explored his mouth. Andreas sucked on her pouty lower lip. In a bold move he never expected, she took hold of his firm ass cheeks and squeezed, unleashing the beast that prowled below on the surface. His fangs extended. Andreas scraped them against her tongue and tasted blood. Delicious, hot, and tempting. The taste drove him into a frenzy.

Like a lion pouncing on its prey, he grabbed the front of her floral-print blouse and yanked it open. Eva gasped as tiny glass buttons fell one by one to the ground. She opened her mouth as if to scold him just as Andreas swiped his sultry tongue over the lacy fabric covering her nipple. She went limp and melted in his arms, releasing the sexiest little half-whimper, half-moan he’d ever heard.

“You’re not a huntress. You’re a God damn witch sent to cast a spell on me.” Andreas groaned as he left a trail of passionate kisses along the side of her throat. “I should drain your blood this very instant and get rid of you once and for all. But the need to fuck you is so much stronger.”

“I know exactly what you mean.” Eva whispered the words, her voice rough and gravely as Andreas lifted his head seeking another one of her sizzling kisses.

As his lips descended upon hers, Eva jerked her head back in one swift motion> her forehead came into contact with the bridge of Andreas’s nose. The blow took him by complete surprise. On instinct, he put his hand to his nose and saw the familiar red liquid pooled in the center of his palm. By the time he looked up again, ready to face his beautiful nemesis, she was gone, leaving him reeling. Both angry and aroused.


Blog Hop w/ The AfterDark World - FREE READS by Ray Sostre




Hi, it took me a while to catch on with the blog hop tour. Once I got the hang of it, I want to let you know I'm feeling the holiday spirit of giving away two of my FREE Reads, available on Smashowrds.

My very first published story, which was released on September 15th, 2011 has been a story worth getting lost in. If you haven't read the book: Their First Night Together, download it now. It's a FREE READ and by the way brace yourself.

BLURB:

In the summber of 1991, Natalia Hernandez and Jared Hill met and became friends.
For the amount of time they got to know each other, they developed an attraction, but their time together was mutually short-lived when she moved away for college.
Eight years later, they reunited, expressing their desires for each other and wondered what would their first night be like together.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/88988





Also his follow-up release, Poetic Motivation, was a story written more than six months ago, found on AfterDark Online and now published as another FREE READ on Smashwords.  This story was released on December 12, 2011 and so far it's been among women with curves and the men that love them.


BLURB:

Cindy, a heart-broken curvaceous woman, goes out for a Saturday night to look for love in a poetry cafe, based on a dream she had earlier about a poet. As she is listened to his recital she was moved and taken by his sincerity, but will she let herself be swept away by his words or play hard to get?

Six Sentence Sunday: Poetic Motivation - 12/18/2011

What's up. It's time for another Six Sentence Sunday, while everyone is dong a blog hop. I will be joining in for the party. I want to leave a snippet of my current release, Poetic Motivation; a wonderful story about a curvaceous woman looking for love in a poetry cafe.

This book is available on SMASHWORDS as a FREE READ.


BLURB: Cindy, a heart-broken curvaceous woman, goes out for a Saturday night to look for love in a poetry cafe, based on a dream she had earlier about a poet. As she is listened to his recital she was moved and taken by his sincerity, but will she let herself be swept away by his words or play hard to get?


SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY:

Cindy slid her hand down his back and grabbed his ass. She pulled him closer to her as she felt his hardness pressed against her body.

He managed to slide his hands under her dress and felt the smooth curves of her voluptuous body; it was like a heavenly dream. He took appreciation of her soft skin, her smooth tummy, and her lightly shaven pussy.

“Take off your pants, I want to feel you inside me,” she whispered as she continued kissing him.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - Love, Lust & Electronica 12/11/2011

It's been two crazy weeks since I have been on here. I miss doing Six Sentence Sunday and I am so glad that I'm back having fun. If you don't know me by now, I enjoy doing erotic comedy, it's really fun. At the same time, I love creating  very erotic scenes. So I bring you another episode of my WIP, Love, Lust, & Electronica.



SCENERIO: After Danny discovered that Stephanie was a man, he left her place and rushed home to gargle in whiskey, thinking about what he experienced. He showered, freaked, and hoped like hell he would forget that the night had ever happened, but when Danny returned to the night club. He dreaded to be asked about him and Stephanie.

"So how was she, or was it a he?" Victor asked.

Danny wasn't in the mood to answer, but to make things worse, Mandy was at the bar waiting for his answer if it was a man or a woman.

"She was a woman," Danny answered awkwardly.

"Are you sure?" Mandy asked as she poured a glass of beer for Victor.

"Yeah, I'm sure," he chuckled uncomfortably. "Why would I lie to you?"

Just when he thought he was safe, Victor asked him a question that would put him on the spotlight of possible humiliation.

"So did you fuck her?"

Friday, December 9, 2011

Weekend Dirty Dozen: Service w/ A Smile 12/09 - 12/11/2011

I am so glad to be back home and write my Weekend Dirty Dozen. Here is my wonderful WDD based on my WIP, Service With A Smile.

I dedicate this to anyone that lives in the "WEST COAST", I know you can relate to me, especially my Californians out there!

 Enjoy!


Jenna just couldn't sleep. She tossed and turned on the bed, trying to keep her eyes shut and rest comfortably, but she wans't used to the feeling of sleeping on a hotel bed, along with micro-fiber pillows; it was uncomfortable for both her neck and back.

She sighed with frustration as she turned to her side to look at the alrarm clock, displaying the time 6:20 AM and she needed to sleep for the long ride home. As she stared at the time, she felt the bed jumping and pretty soon the headboard was banging against the wall repeatedly, but the rattle wasn't so violent.

Jenna stayed put, wondering was happening. At first, she wondered if there was a train passing by or a truck passing through the hotel parking lot. Pretty soon she realized that it was an earthquake. For some reason, she didn't panic, she remained still as the jolt continue the shake the hotel room, at the same time, bounce the bed where she witnessed her husband waking up.

The shaking prolonged for about fifteen seconds, and when the quake subsided, her husband woke up, feeling disoriented and confused of what was going on.

He asked, with curiosity, "What just happened?"

"You were having sex without me."

Saturday, December 3, 2011

AIDS Awareness Month Tribute

When I cam up with this project, asking for a submission call for safe-sex stories, I wasn’t sure of the responses I would get in this genre. The purpose doing this project was to help readers understand the realities and the seriousness of not protecting yourself. I truly thank those who participated in reading the wonderful stories under many different genres and hope to continue again.

My reason of doing this submission call and tribute to AIDS Awareness is that while I, as many as the other writers, enjoy writing erotic romance and short stories, none of my characters use any condoms. My characters are immune to the virus and the same goes for other characters from many other authors, in reality, we as writers and readers are not.

There’s nothing like expressing pure fantasy and bliss in a story, until reality sets in at our worse expectations. To hear the dreadful words from the doctor, “You are HIV Positive”

No one, and I mean no one wants to hear that. We all want to live a long, healthy lifestyle. Yes, we ourselves have an appetite for sex, otherwise, we wouldn’t be having this conversation, but we have to live it responsibly. As authors, our purpose is to condone fantasy and bliss to our readers, just as well providing responsibility that “no means no” and “practice safe sex”

When the AIDS epidemic was first discovered in 1981, I didn’t even know the virus. I was just starting kindergarten. I know that many of you lived through that time did remembered how the pandemonium overwhelmed things. Thirty years ago, were some really scary times and I did remember how religious officials blamed the gays for their sexual lifestyle. Then came the IV drug-users and how they were blamed for cause of spreading the AIDS Virus. But when it hit heterosexuals, it became a different ballgame.

I remembered as a young kid that if someone had AIDS, you were to avoid talking to them, refrain from shaking their hand, or ever sit next to them; to put it in better terms, outcast them.

While I remembered how politicians and religious officials in the 1980’s were making statements about those who deserved getting AIDS, I also remembered the scientists that were breaking the myths in this world of how HIV/AIDS is transmitted.

Every person should know that AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. What happens is that when the virus begins attacking the white blood cells it weakens your immune system to where a simple infection, a person was be able to fend off, will progress to something even worse. While AIDS is a killer, it is not the true cause of death. Why? Well, it all comes down to opportunistic infections that break down your entire system, like viruses, fungi, parasites, and bacteria. The purpose of our white blood cells is to help fight off simple infections, taking that away is like fighting a fire without water.

The symptoms usually appear two weeks after contraction. Signs to look for would be sudden weight loss and appetite, severe diarrhea, swollen glands around certain extremities, chronic coughing, and most obvious black and blue spots, which may appear like bruising when there is no pain.

Women are more than likely to contract the viruses because of the genital anatomy. The symptoms are the same as men, but there are additional symptoms like chronic yeast infection, heavy and painful menstrual periods.

On December 1st, 2011, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 1.2 million of American have the virus under control, but that is not the official number of people in the U.S. living with AIDS. The statistic there is only 28% of them that have the virus under control. The scary thing is only 1 out of 5 Americans do not know they have the virus and the possible spread of the virus continues.

Thanks to modern medicine, people who are living with the AIDS virus are able to live longer, but there still no cure for the virus that has caused lives of millions in this country and worldwide the number is even greater.

One way to combat the AIDS virus is education. Yes, surely abstinence can be a safe bet, but show me a millionaire that lives below his means and I will show you someone that doesn’t follow those rules. You can’t confine yourself from the pleasures in the world, but you can find a way to live your life responsibly, without making any misery to yourself. I say, that by educating people in this world how the HIV/AIDS virus affects the human body will help keep people aware of the dangers. Don’t ever shelter them. Sheltering them doesn’t guarantee the lack of curiosity, it will only progress them with more wonder, but be modest on how to shelter your kids from the dangers in the world.

Learn to differentiate between facts and myths. We live in the information age and there are a lot of opinions than facts about the HIV/AIDS virus. One person, from an unknown website, concluded, to prevent AIDS is to not have sex, when human sexuality has been around since the beginning of man. Not only that, every individual has a certain temperament on how long they want to wait to have sex; they are not created equally, but they need to have the knowledge to protect themselves.

I am a proud erotic author and owner of an up-and-coming submission site, AfterDark Online, and I encourage people to practice safe-sex, if you are not in a monogamous relationship. Use a condom. Of course, there are some that feel discomforting, but which is better, using a condom that is not as comfortable or receiving uncomfortable news from your doctor? I can’t emphasize it, always carry protection. “NO GLOVE, NO LOVE”

Also, get yourself tested. Show me one person that enjoys knowing that fate. It’s never fun having to see the doctor for any kind of news when you’re not feeling well, but no matter how grim it may sound, you need to know. You only have one life and you need to take care of your body.
Always remember that Knowledge Is Power, educate yourself on how HIV/AIDS work, how to protect yourself, and always continue to learn on practicing safe-sex; don’t stop right there.

Ray Sostre

Erotic Author, Owner/Founder of AfterDark Online.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Weekend Dirty Dozen - Love, Lust, & Electronica 12/02/2011

Hey what's up people. Here is one of my crazy works in the Weekend Dirty Dozen.
Another comedy scene between Danny and Stephanie, from my WIP: Love, Lust, & Electronica.





Danny lips enveloped over Stephanie's nipples, causing them to look cherry-red as he gently let his mouth do the work. His cock ached under his pants as he pinned her body against her bedroom door.

He was assuaged by the affection of her fingers running down his back as she dug her nails into his ass cheeks, causing him to push his tongue into her mouth further, at the same time, dry-humping against hers'. In his mind, he was irking to wonder how soaked her panties were, by slipping his hand under her dress and inside her lacy panties.

As he felt her legs open wider, with an allowance for his hand to move further, he felt somehting that just didn't feel right, the feeling that Mandy could be right and it gave him the creeps when he felt that Stephanie had a cock tucked under her legs.

All of a sudden, he remembered the bet he wagered on Mandy and to his utter defeat, he is in disbelief.

He backed away, raising his hands up, quickly shaking his head with disgust.

Stephanie, feeling concerned of his rejection asked, "What's wrong?"