Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday BDSM with #AADSAV author Yvette Hines







What influenced you to get published? How long did it take for your first book to get published?

Holiday FantasyNot what but more like who. My husband first, I am an avid reader of romance. Other things I could take it or leave it but I inhale romance books. When I started telling my husband my ideas after reading books about where I thought the story was going just by the back blurb, my husband told me to write. Then I read a book by Bridget Midway, Fascination Street and it was the first time that I'd read an erotica. I was used to the dime store porn that my friends passed around in college and I thought it was smut. After reading that book by BM I realized there could be romance and high levels of sex and it turn out to be a great read, I wanted to take my writing to the next level. It only took me a few months to get my erotica published after submitting to Phaze my story Santa’s Helper. I followed that up two months later with my first BDSM, Speed Dating.


What makes your characters so vulnerable yet strong? Can you describe them to us? What do you do when characters stop talking to you when writing?

Bound For ChristmasSure, Book Nympho. Life allows me to make my characters vulnerable. I was a counselor for almost 14 years. Amazingly, a lot of people come in for relationship problems. Some simple and some very bizarre. I also watch couples, how they act, both good and bad. When they think people are looking and when they believe no one is watching. There has to be a balance of good things to make a story combined with the bad things to add to the conflict. I love doing stories about characters that are restrained by some kind of rule, structure or standards; things that make a person ripe for someone to come along and help them break out of the mold. When characters stop talking I listen to music or watch a movie. Something related in theme or emotions to what my characters are going through and that usually gets them going; either agreeing with what the character on television did or disagreeing. Then I just say, "Show me what you can do." My characters love a challenge.


Could you tell us a couple of favorite authors that inspire or you love reading?

Well, I already mentioned one, but Kate Pearce, Cherise Sinclair, Jess Michaels, Aliyah Burke and Sienna Mynx. However, I had to learn that each of those authors have their own set of writing rules and craftsmanship that wasn't mine. I had to find my own voice and style. That came by going to a lot of workshops and getting involved in a critique group in the beginning of my writing. I had to understand the industry rules before I could break them. LOL.


Let’s talk about your holiday BDSM stories. What inspires you to write them?

First of all, I LOVE Christmas. I could celebrate it all year. When I write a story, usually June and November, for Christmas in July and December, I’m pumping holiday music in my headphones. It gets me in the mood for the season of the story. The BDSM theme was something that I was truly passionate about. After going to my first munch and being around the people in the BDSM community, the closeness and sincerity of the D/s relationship. I mean talk about true trust; I just wanted to put that into my stories. It wasn’t about pain like most people think, but sensation, respect and consideration. I’ve always liked the “alpha males” and a Dom was the ultimate alpha male to me without making the hero a shifter. Other authors were not really tying in BDSM and holidays together when I first started so that was my niche. Now readers expect that twice a year story from me.


What are the titles of your holiday BDSM?

Oh, goodness, I never think about how man I have written until someone asks me about them. I believe there are 5 specific holiday BDSM stories. I have other BDSM stories that readers can find on my site. Bound for Christmas, A Gentle Christmas (2), Holiday Fantasy (1), Trusting St. Nick and Ho, Ho, Ho and a Dom. There’s also Speed Dating; that was a Valentine’s BDSM story.


What's next for you?

I have one of my Stir Stick & Stilettos shorts called Holiday in Handcuffs and a novella, the third story that follows A Gentle Christmas, it is called, Submission under the Mistletoe that will both be out in December.






I'm an erotica author that loves pleasurable hours between the sheets; whether it is a blended tale of interracial lovers, the clandestine bite and wicked passion of a paranormal mates or the sting of a commanding whip against tender flesh. Even better, make my day and toss in two gorgeously, decadent men who only want to pleasure their woman. I write Short and Sexy, Sensual Erotica (SASSE). I've been penning erotic tales since 2006, on the hedonistic side of the romance genre. However, I've been writing romance under a different pen for a while. I'm eclectic by nature. I'm married to my best friend. A guy that makes me laugh 'til I can't breathe and one who steals my breath every time he walks into a room. I believe in happily ever after like the rising of the sun depended on it. You can find out more about me at: http://yvettehines.com




Leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite BDSM Holiday themed read is and you will be entered to win a Bound for Christmas t-shirt, a signed copy of SASSE Sheets and a signed copy of Bear’s Gold.

Winner will be announced on December 23th.






MARY



30 comments:

  1. I've never read a Holiday themed BDSM read. I love BDSM and Holiday romances so I think I would love them. Thanks so much for sharing. I do believe I have found a new author. :)
    Rhonda D
    slinkydennis@yahoo.com

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    1. Rhonda... I am glad I peeked your intrest. Hope you enjoy them.

      ~Yvette

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    2. Piqued and interest...see this is why I shouldn't try and communicate with readers when I've been in a whole writing for a week. LOL.

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  2. I don't have one. I obviously need to read more.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Adding more reading to your life is never a bad thing. :)

      ~Yvette

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  3. I loved trusting St Nick. First book in this genre. Really enjoyed it and recommended it to others!

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    1. Ah, thanks Tasha. I enjoyed writing it.

      ~Yvette

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  4. I loved trusting St Nick. First book in this genre. Really enjoyed it and recommended it to others!

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  5. While I love all the holiday BDSM from Yvette my favorite one has to be Bound for Christmas because it just seemed to touch something in me. I have often wanted to visit a BDSM party just to observe or maybe just maybe participate to experience it first hand. I loved the interview and I never tire of this sweet author. Continued success and love to you, Yvette!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Stephanie,

      Thanks for the rave. That's what I want to do, inspire some interest into another world. The people in the community are kind and welcoming. Love that someone is putting a heart to what other disparge.

      ~Yvette

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  6. awesome interview first of all i have to say Bound for christmas and Trusting St Nick are my fav christmas BDSM reads all of ur storys rock tho honestly its hard toc hose and I cant wiat to read more of ur books!!

    mortalsinn@yahoo.com

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    1. Sinn,

      I love when readers fall in love in the same books I got trapped in while writing. I plan to share a lot more of them.

      ~Yvette

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  7. Great interview, I am a big fan of Yvette Hines and I look forward to reading her stories. Love Bound for Christmas but the first BDSM book I read was Trusting St Nick that title along scream Christmas who is not going to trust nick.......smiling.


    For her Stir, Stick & Stiletto I an loving this and I am constant looking to see when the next story is coming out, so I have to keep a stash put aside just for Yvette and I am really looking forward to the stories she has coming out in Dec. Hope they will be coming soon.

    Louise

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    1. LOL. Louise you are too funny. Never thought of it that way "Who doesn't trust Nick". I need to get that on a shirt.

      More is coming VERY soon.

      ~Yvette

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  8. I have enjoyed all your holiday themed BDSM books. Keep them coming & Merry Christmas.

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  9. Great interview, Yvette, and congrats on finding the love of your life :) What a blessing to have that real-life HEA :)

    And while all of your stories are fabulous, I have to agree with some others--who wouldn't love a story about Trusting St. Nick??? :)

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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    1. Yea, I lucked up meeting him. He's a great guy. Every romance reader deserves a hero for real. :)

      ~Yvette

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  10. After all the years of following Mrs. Hines I always learn something new from her interviews. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I'm glad, Melissa, I'd hate to be dull or old hat. :) I try and keep them exciting for my long time faithful readers.

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  11. After all the years of following Mrs. Hines I always learn something new from her interviews. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Great interview, I love reading your stories and my favorite christmas story from you so far is Bound For Christmas.

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    1. Thanks, Silver. Bound for Christmas was a touching story to tell. I'm a 14 year AF vet, so the troops and their stories run deep for me when I can add it into a book.

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  13. Great interview. I loved Ho Ho Ho and a Dom. I love books were the hero and heroine start out as friends then become lovers. I don't think Kara fully appreciated what she was getting into, but she and Jon loved the end results.

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  16. Great Interview. I loved Bound for Christmas. I love your writing. Please keep up the good work and keeping your readers entertained.

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  17. Great Interview and a Great person. I truly enjoyed meeting Yvette. Bound for Christmas and Ho Ho Ho and a Dom are my two favorites.

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