Special Guest Kimber Vale

I’m part of the Absolute Write Erotic Author blog hop, and today’s Kimber Vale’s turn on my blog. After you read here, be sure to check out my interview yesterday on Kate Lowell’s blog, and for a master list of all participants, visit Crane Hana’s blog.


Have you ever written outside the romance genre? If not, do you ever plan to? 

I’ve written horror shorts under my real name and had them published with small presses. My first serious writing endeavor was a (yet unfinished) 140,000 word paranormal young adult. I like flexing my writing muscles and will probably write a non-romance novel or two in the future. Currently, I’m having a ton of fun writing MM romance, though, and I’m sticking here for now simply because I have way too many books planned to go off on another tangent.

Do you have a favorite character out of all the ones you’ve written?

It’s usually my most recent MC.  At the moment, my boy Kyrie from my upcoming August 18th release, “Hard Act to Follow,” is my favorite. He’s a funny, flamboyant actor who had a bit part in my last Shooting Stars book, “Double Takes.” Kyrie insisted he get his time in the spotlight, and he and Greg have definitely stolen my heart. I plan to revisit them both for another book, “The Second Coming of Kyrie.” Just kidding. That won’t be the title. 😉

What do you hate about being an author?

I’d say the thing I dislike most is budgeting my time. Friends and family don’t tend to see writing as a real job, and I have a hard time saying no to people even when I’m busy with writing deadlines. It’s real! I’m not screwing around jerking off to porn all day, people! Okay, maybe a small portion of the day, but that’s research, damn it!

What inspires you?

Music, no doubt. Also showers, apparently, as I tend to get good ideas while getting clean. I should do it more often.

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?

The same way I celebrate everything—sushi and alcohol.

If you had to include a soundtrack with one of your books, give us the book title and three tracks that would be on that soundtrack.

I’m going to go with my next release again. I have a lengthy Spotify playlist for “Hard Act to Follow,” but I’ll pick the three I think best fit.

Call and Answer by Bare Naked Ladies

Sleeping with a Friend by Neon Trees

Where Did the Party Go? by Fall Out Boy

How hard is the editing process?

I’m rather anal about this, so it burns. It burns!!!!  My eyes, that is, not my anus.

Have you ever tested out one of your sex scenes on your significant other?

Yes indeedy. In my first Shooting Stars book, “Forever is Now,” Chance has a bit of fun with a bottle of tequila during a sex scene. My husband served as my guinea pig (anything for a BJ!) and was kind enough to give me Alex’s line about feeling like his dick just did a shot. In turn, I was kind enough to supply the happy ending. At least I got a swallow of tequila out of the deal.

What’s your favorite font?

Oh, wing dings, for sure. They really up the editing ante.

What’s your signature cocktail? 

Jack Daniel’s. I’m freakin’ fancy. I even stick my pinkie up sometimes (more frequently my middle finger, especially after a few fancy cocktails, but you know how it is).



K. Vale writes erotic romance of all stripes, from hot hetero to mouthwatering manlove. Find her MF work published under Kimber Vale. Come for the sex. Stay for the story. Stalk Kimber on Facebook @ and Twitter @KimberVale, and check her site for updates, new releases, and freebies at

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Blurb for Double Takes: Shooting Stars 2:

Ah, the life of a rock star. Everyone thinks it’s nothing but sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

Not for Giovanni Savale.

For the lead singer of Three Deaf Mice, a band that reached its pinnacle in the late nineties, it’s nothing but an ugly divorce with a custody battle, money trouble, and now the nightmare exposure of starring in a reality television show. When his producer decides to cash in on an infamous interview Gio did years ago, and give the self-confessed bisexual rocker an onscreen boyfriend, things really hit the fan. Gio is certain his sexual experimentation back in his drug-abusing days meant nothing — after all he’s been married for nine years, clean and sober for nearly as long, and he has a son. And Gio is not remotely attracted to Kyrie, the funny, flamboyant actor they choose for his love interest. Of course, Lance Garrett, the mysterious and sexy owner of the local antique shop, Double Takes, is a whole different story. The guy has Gio planning out a future he never imagined. With the threat of losing all custody of his ten-year-old son, ghosts from the past returning for revenge, and the cameras rolling, can Gio keep his head above water and his heart from getting broken?



Special Guests Azalea Moone and Anais Morgan

Today I’m welcoming a couple of friends of mine from the Absolute Write Water Cooler. They’ve co-written a book that has just released, and I’ve invited them to share. And they’ve included a giveaway at the end of the post. Thanks for stopping by!

Two years ago while Tristan and his boyfriend were enjoying some privacy, a recluse demon attacked them and his lover paid the ultimate price. Since that day, Tristan has dedicated himself to finding the demon. After all, an eye for an eye. All evidence points to a recluse named Damon.

Like all spider demons Damon knows about Tristan’s mission and is forced to stay on the move. But fate has a wicked sense of humor and they must team up to fight the real killer. But when she’s closer than Tristan expected, his and Damon’s relationship is tested before it can begin.




He placed his hands on his hips. “I need to see. I need all the pieces of the puzzle.”

Kill me now, God. “I have a sore spot. It started hurting shortly after Marcus died. I’ve always meant to go to the doctor, but looking for Marcus’ killer became priority.”

“Okay. Well, where is it?”

Please God, kill me now. Not only did I not want to drop trou, but in front of a demon? More importantly, in front of Damon, and those magnificent eyes, gorgeous body, and desirable lips? How in Jesus’ name I became attracted to him blew my mind. For that matter, when? Completely out of left field. It hit me suddenly. We were driving, talking, at the mountain, and suddenly I felt it. A passion I’d forsaken years ago. Yet, here I was, my cheeks reddening. Fuck it. I sighed, stood up and began unbuckling my belt. I slid my pants down.

Damon backed up a few feet. “Umm, what are you doing?”

“The bite is on my thigh.” I lifted my boxers to just the bottom of my butt cheek. “My upper thigh.”

Damon gazed over me skeptically before kneeling down in front of me. I felt his warm fingertips touch my skin. To my surprise, I had to do everything in my power to stop from shivering. The way his touch felt, his fingers dancing over that sensitive spot… It normally hurt, but Damon was so gentle with me that it caused a different reaction. A different, dangerous reaction.

I glanced behind me. Damon looked up, his gorgeous silvery eyes gleaming with…lust? No, that couldn’t be it. But I thought it was. I drank in his gaze, the power behind those eyes. I had the urge to push him on the bed and allow our feet to entwine as we spent hours in bed together. Instead I pulled up my pants. Much smarter move.

“What do you think?” I asked.

He stared at me, a look of confusion crossing his face before he smiled and moved back to his seat. “Definitely recluse. I’d say my sister bit you.”

My skin burned from his touch. I wanted to, desired more than anything, to ask him to touch me again. I peered at him from below my lashes. He was doing the same. Fuck it. I rushed over to his chair and placed my lips upon his, claiming his mouth. The way he slipped his tongue past the barrier made my cock harden. I did the same, and our tongues danced with one another’s. He was warm, inviting, and didn’t hold back. My breath became harsh as I stilled, afraid of what I had just done.

I quickly pulled away and ran for the bathroom. Once inside I closed the door and pressed my body against it, hoping that if Damon came knocking, he couldn’t get in.

I knew I stunk. Plus I had a massive erection in my jeans. I turned on the water of the shower and got it to a nice temperature. After undressing, I stepped beneath the spray.

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Favorite music?
Damon: Metal music in all subgenres. Death metal, black metal, dark metal, you get the drift. I really can’t stand hip-hop and rap much, although I go into dance clubs and that’s all they play.
Tristan: Hard rock. Have you ever fought while listening to Avenged Sevenfold? Soundtrack to hunting.
Favorite movie?
Damon: Demons watch movies? Joking. I suppose I’ve seen a couple of movies during my time on earth. I really enjoy horror/suspense movies. They make me laugh while the rest of the crowd are freaking out.
Tristan: Very few know this, but I am a hopeless romantic.
Morning person?
Damon: Hell no. I don’t really sleep since I’m a demon, but mornings are probably the worst part of the day for me. Boring.
Tristan: Nope. I hunt mostly at night, so when I get up in the morning it’s usually on little sleep.
Place you’d like to travel for fun?
Damon: I don’t know. I’ve been almost everywhere in both spider and human form. Antarctica is fucking cold. Hated it. But I did like my visit to Japan, and I also greatly enjoyed the Florida Keys. So, either one of those would be awesome.
Tristan: The mountains have a bad memory for me. I’d just like to go somewhere that I can relax and not have to hunt demons.
Favorite food?
Damon: Flies. I am a spider demon after all. I take that back, flies are really bitter. Yes, I’ve eaten them before in spider form. Does that sound weird? In human form, I’m a pizza fanatic. Skip the flies and add some anchovies. I’m all for it.
Tristan: I agree with Damon on the pizza. Never tried flies. But I prefer pepperoni and tons of grease.

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