I’m pleased to have Sadie Dane on my blog chatting about her newest release, Protected by the Knight. (#3 in the Loving the Knight Series) First, we’ll ask her a few questions.
Hi Sadie, welcome to my blog. Can you explain what prompted you to write Protected by the Knight?
Protected by the Knight is actually the third book in my Loving the Knight series. Each book before was written to be enjoyed as a stand-alone, however there are repeat, or cameo, characters. That being said, Edward appeared first in the second book of the series, Possessed by the Knight as the hero’s brother. Edward was such a fun, sexy character to write, I was immediately intrigued about who he would end up with, what his sexy story was. I was able to discover that with Protected by the Knight and have to say (though I am biased) that he couldn’t have ended up with anyone better.
Sounds like you had a lot of fun writing this story. When you sold your first story, how did you commemorate the occasion?
At the risk of sounding silly I will start answering this question with an obvious statement: Writing is tough! For me, in the beginning stages, the toughest part was dealing with the constant flow of rejection. I mention this only so you will know that by the time something was accepted I had grown so familiar to rejection, I expected it as one expects the sun to rise in the morning. So, when I finally heard back that something I wrote was accepted for publication, my first reaction was that there was some kind of mistake. I waited for weeks (during that time I could have celebrated or enjoyed the moment) for that second email to come, that one that said, “Actually, just joking!!”
What is your biggest mistake or regret as a writer?
My biggest regret at this stage is whenever I let stresses change how I perceive my writing. I love to write, it is my hobby and dream but whenever real life comes along to punch me in the face it can change writing to more of a chore. And then usually, a long break happens where I don’t write. I guess I am saying I regret not spending time I could be writing, writing.
That happens to me a lot too. I go too long between writing. I need to devote some time to writing everyday. Even if it’s only for an hour 🙂 In five words, please describe your writing style for this series.
I’ll do you one better and make them all start with S: Spanky, sweet, sexy, silly and sticky.
LOL, love those S words. How much does your own sexuality come into play when you are writing a book?
It’s hard to not let my own turn ons and offs creep into my writing, but I try to stay out of it. If anything, I will hear about a kink, research it so I can write it and then after writing it, think that it may sound like fun. I am sure my husband is worried about this every time I write about something that is out of his comfort zone! Joking. Kind of.
Okay, one last question and then we’ll get to the excerpt. What’s the best part about writing erotica?
The absolute freedom. Almost nothing is out of bounds, nothing that I personally would want to write about anyway, and I think that may be a unique aspect of erotica.
Thanks Sadie and good luck with your book!
Sir Edward Caldwell is not the type of knight to entertain notions of love. He has seen how little it takes to break a vow, and refuses to ever end up the fool. So when he’s ordered to protect a visiting princess, he seizes the opportunity to add a royal notch to his bedpost. What he never expected was that the princess would be just as much of a player as he is.
Princess Lotte has mere weeks before her arranged marriage is to take place and, despite her personal guard’s wishes, plans to spend that time experiencing everything life has to offer. Luckily, fate sends her just the knight for the job. But when she finds herself over his knee, with her heart on her sleeve, she realizes she’s playing a dangerous game – without knowing the rules
“Of course, dove. You are my everything. Without you there is no meaning.” Edward performed his lines with the perfection of a seasoned actor. He gripped the supple cheeks of the vixen straddling him. She bit her lower lip, an amazing actress by her own right, as her bright blue eyes burned. They both knew the parts they needed to play.
“What if my husband finds out?” she whispered as if their love had robbed her of enough air to speak at a normal level.
Edward let his hands slide up her torso where he held a breast in each palm. His cock hardened at the dessert that was to come. He’d sampled this treat before and knew it was worth the theatricality required to taste it. “Let him find out,” Edward hissed, his lips vibrated against her neck. “Let the world find out!”
She wailed in longing, their scene had reached its climax and now it was time for Edward to reach his. His cock celebrated its near victory. His hands joined the party as he lifted the sultry siren up enough to delve into her silky folds.
Bang. Bang. Bang.
Someone knocked urgently at his door. Edward turned his head from the sound and lifted his hips. The woman froze, wide eyes transfixed on the very door Edward was happy to ignore.
Bang. Bang. Bang.
The woman shrieked. “What if it’s my husband?”
Moments from glory, Edward clucked his tongue and shook his head softly. “No, no,” he placed a soothing hand on her cheek. “I’m sure it is nothing import—”
“Urgent message from the King!” came the voice from the other side of the door.
“Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,” Edward bit the words out, sliding from beneath the beautiful, blonde filly. He watched her slide back and out of sight before yanking the door open, not bothering to cover himself. “What is it?”
A young, very serious looking messenger glanced once at the parchment he held before speaking at a volume loud enough for the entire castle to hear. “The King requests your discreet presence at a secret—”
“Excuse me,” Edward interrupted the messenger, leaning one arm up and against the doorway, “if it is a secret, should you be screaming?”
The messenger remained, his mouth wide open, his forehead crinkling as if he was pondering life’s greatest questions. Edward looked past the goldfish and spied a smirking figure lurking in the shadows on the other side of the path.
“I am quite busy,” Edward said to the figure in the shadows.
Caldwell leaned forward and crossed his arms. “Not anymore.”
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Sadie Dane was born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, a place where coffee is an acceptable beverage choice at any hour and where umbrellas are for quitters. Her love of romance novels brought her to an early life of crime and deception as she became an expert at stealing her mother’s old bodice rippers, memorizing exactly how they were placed on the shelf and returning them, unnoticed. She is happy that these days she can read and write freely, using less covert tactics.
Links to other works:
Pursued by the Knight: Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Pursued-Knight-Sadie-Dane-ebook/dp/B00FL4UH94
Blushing books- http://www.blushingbooks.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2546
Possessed by the Knight: Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Possessed-Knight-Sadie-Dane-ebook/dp/B00IZEGS4A
Blushing Books- http://www.blushingbooks.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2749
If you like, find me at my:
Blog: Saucy Sadie- http://www.sadiedane.wordpress.com/
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