Corporate Bedroom by Author Michelle Outlaw!

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Happy Saturday!

I have been waiting all week for Author Michelle Outlaw’s book to be released and finally the day is here! (So Excited)

Author Michelle Outlaw has stopped by to talk to us about her steamy new book that I can’t wait to read. (I just purchased it)

Every one welcome Author Michelle Outlaw to the blog today by clapping real loud.

Siren: Welcome Michelle and thanks for allowing me to interview you. I want to start this off by asking you to tell the world the name of your new release:

Michelle: Corporate Bedroom I – Genre Erotica. Release date March 30th on Amazon.

Siren: Where can we find you on the web?

Michelle: I’m on Facebook Author Michelle Outlaw – https://www.facebook.com/michelle.outlaw.90
I am horrible; I am currently working on the web page.

Siren: Don’t feel bad. I’m sure that when the site is finally up it’s going to be worth the wait. Michelle tell us a little bit about yourself.

Michelle – I am a hedonistic voyeur. I love watching people enjoy themselves. I enjoyed my twenties which is where a lot of my characters and stories come from. I love beautiful things, and I do not mean superficially. Sexy goes a lot further than fine! I want people to be lost in my stories, and experience the characters as if they were right there with them.

One interesting fact about me is that I always love the villains of my stories, if there is a villain in the story there is more of me in that character. A fact that will probably confuse people about me is that I absolutely think that kissing is totally disgusting, but I find lips fascinating. Most of my profile pictures will have lips, but kissing freaks me out. I even have a difficult time when my characters kiss. So that is a little peek into my strange quirk.

Siren: I’m glad I am not the only one that thinks kissing is a little weird. Just the thought of swapping spit disgusts me. Then again I am a hypocrite because I seem to do just fine with other body fluids…okay I’m getting off track here, sorry.
Please continue Michelle, lol. (Just joking about the other body fluids comment; sorta kinda!)

Michelle: 🙂 My goal is to tell a good story, I want people to discuss the characters with friends because they are just that interesting. The first two e-books are short erotic stories; however, my novels will be erotic thrillers. I always want to keep my reader guessing, and engaged in the story and with the characters. I want the reader to be taken through emotional changes with the characters, and to hold their breath until the book ends. I want you to experience the book to the point that you have an emotional reaction when it is over.

Siren: How old were you when you realized that writing was what you wanted to do with your life?

Michelle: I have been writing since I was in the 7th grade. I won writing contests while in high school, and I won scholarships for college! My college professors would tear my writing apart now.

Siren: Who has inspired you the most along your journey as a writer?

Michelle: My inspiration comes from my mom, hubby, and some book addicts at work. The book addicts are the ones that will tell me if something sucks or if I have entertained them well enough to be given their seal of approval. Believe me these women (Eve, Ashanti, and Twanda) can be brutal!

Siren: LOL, but it’s good to have a group of friends who will give you their honest opinion. Thanks Eve, Ashanti and Twanda for being honest with Michelle.

How did you come up with the idea of your current book?

Michelle: I know how much work can stress people out. People spend most of their lives at their jobs, when you spend so much of your time in one place; you develop relationships with those you see on a daily basis. I wanted to create short stories about characters that were successful, but needed that outlet from their progression in their career.

Maybe it will make employees look at their boss’s and co-workers in a different light because when we are nude, we can be vulnerable. (In some cases…) These characters all have facades in public and in the boardroom. The reader will find out in the corporate bedroom, there is no façade only bare skin. These are short stories, which gives each character a voice and a space of their own. I suggest a quiet place and a person with um “talents” nearby because each story will take you to a pleasurable garden where you will be an invited voyeur.

Siren: You hear that readers? You have officially been invited to be a voyeur in the Corporate Bedroom! How did you come up with the title, Corporate Bedroom?

Michelle: That is interesting – my publisher had me change the title. Originally I called it Freakernizing, a play off fraternizing. We discussed it and decided to go with Corporate Bedroom. The people in these short stories are all professionals, who need a release, and a walk down the road less traveled.

Siren: What advice would you give to others who are interested in/or currently working towards becoming a published author.

Michelle: Write and/or be creative every day. Invest in a digital recorder; sometimes the muse will visit you at the weirdest times. Keep that recorder with you, in case you can’t get to your computer. Seek mentors; I want to be clear about mentors. For me a mentor would be someone who wants to help you develop your voice. Keep in mind not everyone is going to love your work, but don’t let those who do not have the communication or people skills to give you constructive criticism in a respectful way discourage you.. Keep writing!

Siren: I love that answer! I learned the hard way that not everyone is there to help. Some people enjoy tearing others down.

What books/authors have influenced your writing?

Michelle: Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty series I love all her books, but that series is one of my favorite. I have recently become a big fan of Kenya Wright’s; love her erotic paranormal series. Madame Bovary was a book that has stayed with me for years. A woman viewed as a harlot, but I found her to be awesome. I love books with strong women, women who are not afraid to explore their sexuality while at the same time attempting to follow rules always draws me in.

Siren: Do you ever experience writer’s block?

Michelle: Yes, I have had my muse leave me, but the crazy thing is that if I watch something on Investigation Discovery she returns to me. Looney I know.

Siren: That’s hilarious. Do you write an outline before every book you write?

Michelle: Great question and the answer to that is no. I cannot write outlines for my stories. I saw on someone’s page they had handwritten their novel, and that absolutely blew me away. Everything I do, I do at the computer. I just sit down and begin writing. An outline just stifles my creativity; due to the fact that I just let the characters become who they are from my head to the screen. When I am writing I feel like the goddess who watches the mortals, I let things play out without interfering too much. (Yes I love mythology, and no I do not have a god complex) As writers we create worlds, and literally can rule over them. LOL

Siren: I totally understand. I think in another life you and I were sisters because I feel the same way about a lot of the things we’re talking about. LOL; outlining works for some authors but I have to just let my characters do their own thing. They don’t like it when I meddle too much in their affairs!

What is your favorite time of the day to write and your favorite place to write?

Michelle: I am definitely a night person. I work during the day, very long hours, but I have to write every day and it has to be after 10pm.

Siren: One last question before you leave Michelle, you know I have to ask a question about Fashion; who is your favorite Fashion Designer and why?

Michelle: Oh wow favorite designer, hmm. That is hard. Monif C. Bein Roule at the moment. Donna of course if they can design for size sexy and height, I am almost 6ft.

Thanks so much for coming through Michelle. I have enjoyed chatting with you and can’t wait to read your book. Today is the day Readers, Corporate Bedroom is now available on Amazon. I have to read it; I have been waiting all week for this release. I wish you much success Author Michelle Outlaw and thanks again. Corporate Bedroom 2 will be released in April.

You can find book one at: http://www.amazon.com/Corporate-Bedroom-ebook/dp/B00C3KCVRA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1364651878&sr=8-3&keywords=corporate+bedroom

The cover is sexy! I am a sucker for sexy covers! Time for me to go read! 🙂

xoxo Siren

Welcome Melody S – Author of an original poetry collection called ‘Soul Speech’

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I would like to welcome Melody S. Author of Soul Speech to my blog.
(Every one clap for Melody.)

Her Poetry Collection was released March 26, 2013 and I’m so happy that she took time out of her busy schedule to do this interview.

Melody S. is also the Author of Love’s Wrong Turns. She is the mother of three wonderful boys and the wife of an Army Veteran. She discovered her love for writing at the age of twelve and has been writing ever since. Melody S. is a Brooklyn, NY native and her stories are usually set in the NY Metro area. Melody S. plans to pen children’s books and to release other Adult Fiction stories like her release, Love’s Wrong Turns, in the near future.

Now that we know Melody S. a little better let’s ask her a few questions.

Siren – Melody S., how old were you when you realized that writing was what you wanted to do with your life?

Melody S. – I was about 15 years old when I realized that I had a gift but I didn’t get serious about writing until I was 28 years old.

Siren – Who has inspired you the most along your journey as a writer?

Melody S. – My husband and my children. They not only inspire me, but they motivate me and push me to keep producing great stories.

Siren – How did you come up with the idea of your current book?

Melody S. – Soul Speech, came from the need to heal and to tell my truth…without interruption. I also hoped to be able to help someone else who have dealt with some of the things that I’ve dealt with.

Siren – How did you come up with the Title of your current book?

Melody S. – Well, being that Soul Speech was going to be all about my personal experiences and how I felt about them, in essence it is MY truth. The words written on each and every page came straight from my soul which doesn’t have the ability to lie or see things in any other way, but truthfully.

Siren – I love that answer! 🙂 What advice would you give to others who are interested in/or are currently working towards becoming a published Author?

Melody S. – Stay true to you and don’t be afraid to be different! Also, get to know this industry inside and out so that you are educated in what it takes to be successful.

Siren – I totally agree with that. What books/Authors have influenced your writing?

Melody S. – Anything ever written by Iyanla Vanzant for sure.

Siren – Do you ever experience writers block?

Melody S. – No, I haven’t had the pleasure of that yet.

Siren – Lucky you, I have and believe me it sucks! Do you write an outline before every book you write?

Melody S. – No. Most times I already have the story mapped out in my head so it’s just a matter of putting fingers to computer keys.

Siren – What is your favorite time of day and place to write?

Melody S. – I love to write in the morning because that is when my characters like to come out and perform. My favorite place to write is this desk in my home office that my husband purchased and he and the boys put together. It’s an awesome space!

Siren – Your book was released yesterday, where can readers go to find it?

Melody S. – On Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Speech-Melody-S/dp/0988994909/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1364297771&sr=1-1&keywords=soul+speech

On Createspace.com
https://www.createspace.com/4127033

And on my website
http://www.melodytheauthor.com

Siren – One last question before you go…since this is a Fashion and Romance Blog you know I have to ask you a Fashion related question. Who is your favorite Fashion Designer and why?

Melody S. – My favorite designer is Chanel hands down. The designs are always classic and sexy which I absolutely love! When I wear Chanel, I feel like I need to straighten out my back and walk with my shoulders pushed back.

Siren – I love it! Chanel is also one of my favorites. 🙂

Thank you so much Melody S. for joining me on my blog today. Readers don’t forget to use the above links to purchase Melody’s book Soul Speech, an inspiring collection of poetry from the soul. Thanks Melody and Congrats on your new release!

xoxo Siren

Her Dom’s Journal – Part 3

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Her Dom’s Journal Part Three

London traced her finger over the dried ink, savoring her Dom’s written words.

‘She will be mine and she will love it.’

How did he know?

The weekend they went away together she hadn’t known she would fall in love with her tall, dark and handsome Dom. She hadn’t expected to move into his condo with him a few months later. The only thing she expected from that weekend was a good time. But she’d gotten more, so much more.

London turned the page, eager to see what else her Dom had written in his journal about her.

‘I love her.’

London smiled and blushed. She had no idea why she was blushing. She already knew he loved her but reading those words, written by his hand, sent tingles all over her body.

‘I’ve only spent one night with this woman and I already know I want to spend my life with her. She’s wonderful – from the top of her flaming red hair to the bottom of her pedicured feet. I love every inch of her. But she still hasn’t agreed to let me collar her.’

London frowned, what was it with Dom’s and their need to collar a girl?

If they wanted to collar something they needed to buy a puppy. She would never allow herself to be collared.

‘She doesn’t understand this lifestyle – doesn’t appreciate it yet. But she will and soon. I can tell that I excite her from the look in her eyes. She’s never allowed a man to handcuff her to a bed before, but she has agreed to allow me to do that to her tonight. I’m honored by this. It shows that she’s coming to trust me. She’s slowly allowing herself to experiment more with this lifestyle. I have to admit that I am proud that she has never been with another Dom. I am going to enjoy teaching her the ways of this world. The only problem is that she speaks as if this is going to be our first and last weekend together. She thinks she has a choice in the matter of staying or going, she thinks she can decide to leave me once this weekend is over.

I won’t let her.

If its jewels she wants, money, or clothes – I will buy her anything she desires. I will use everything at my disposal to keep this woman happy, to keep her with me. In time she will learn to love me the way that I love her.’

London’s cell phone began to ring beside her as she turned to the next page in the Journal. The music coming from the phone let her know her Dom was calling. She decided to be a bad girl and let it go to voice mail.

He’d probably just realized he left his journal behind. She was going to be in so much trouble when he returned home from his trip in a week. But it was going to be so worth it. She would’ve never known that he fell in love with her their first weekend together if she had not read his journal.

Though she never admitted it to him or anyone else – that was also the weekend she fell in love with him. He’d shown her so many new and exciting things during their first weekend together, how could a girl not fall in love with a man who could lick her into oblivion in T minus 10 seconds?

London stared at the first sentence on the next page of his journal.

‘Being inside this woman is like being in my own personal erotic heaven. She’s so responsive, so wet and warm. My taste buds will never get enough of her flavor. I could feast on her wetness forever.”

London clutched her thighs together tightly. Damn it, she missed her Dom.

Return next Tuesday for the next entry.

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Book Cover Monday – No Second Chances by Beverley Hollowed

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I know they say to never judge a book by it’s cover but as readers we do it all the time.

This cover makes me want to beg the author to release it now instead of April 29, 2013 so I can find out why the heroine on the cover has her legs lifted in the air with fishnet thigh high’s on. Fishnet stockings plus legs in the air can only mean one thing…. 🙂
(you know what it means!)

Visit Beverley’s Author page to read a synopsis of the book. I already have and from the synopsis I can tell this is going to be a great read.

This book has officially been judged by it’s cover and I can’t wait to read it!

Visit Beverley on facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/Beverelyhollowed2012Author

xoxo Siren.
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I Like to use the word Like so much that it’s Like crazy! :)

http://dailywritingtips.com – If you have not subscribed to receive their daily newsletter you should; it’s like totally awesome! LOL.

Today’s email I received from DWT was about over usage of the word Like. I am guilty of this crime. DWT provides a few suggestions to keep us away from using like in every other sentence we say or write.

Hope this helps someone,
xoxo Siren

“Like” Serves Nouns and Pronouns, Not Verbs

Like is associated with various uncouth usages — “They were, like, all over the place”; “I was, like, ‘Really?’” — common in speech but easily avoided (except for comic effect) in writing, but many people are unaware that another widespread usage is considered improper in formal writing.

As a preposition meaning “similar to,” like is associated with nouns (“She entered the room like an empress”) and pronouns (“I don’t know anyone like him”). However, when the word connects one clause (a segment of a sentence that includes a subject and a verb) to another, it impersonates a conjunction: “He started dancing like his pants were on fire”; “I arranged the furniture like it had appeared before.”

Note, though, that this usage, though ubiquitous in conversation and in informal writing, is not considered acceptable in formal writing; like should be replaced, respectively, by “as if” (He started dancing as if his pants were on fire”) or as: (“I arranged the furniture as it had appeared before”). Replacing as with “the way” is also acceptable: “I arranged the furniture the way it had appeared before.”

(But beware of hypercorrection; as is erroneous when, with the same intent, it precedes a noun: “She entered the room as an empress” means that the subject literally became, rather than merely resembled, royalty. But “She entered the room as an empress would” is correct, because the emphasis is then on the subject’s action, not on the type of person the subject is compared to.)

In the case of a sentence such as “Like many first-time visitors do, I stared, dumbstruck, at the vista before me,” either change like to as (“As many first-time visitors do, I stared, dumbstruck, at the vista before me”) or delete the verb at the end of the introductory phrase (“Like many first-time visitors, I stared, dumbstruck, at the vista before me”).

Sharing my Work! :) :(

I will begin by saying that I am extremely nervous when it comes to allowing my family and friends to read the stories I write. But, this week I decided to go ahead and let a co-worker read my story Christmas Confusion.

SHE LOVED IT, (I’M SO EXCITED)

Okay I will stop yelling now. But I am glad that she liked it because I love it. It’s not an Erotica, which is what I usually write. It’s a New Adult and it’s very sweet and funny. I never thought I would like writing for that genre – but I enjoyed writing this story very much.

I so wish I could share a snippet of it with you but I don’t think that would be wise since it is currently in the publishers hands and they frown upon that. Fingers crossed, hoping they will enjoy reading it as much as my co-worker Shawn did. (She asked me to say her name, it makes her feel special, lol)

The point of this post is – Share! Share your story with people you can trust and who will give you an honest opinion. Shawn pointed out a few places in my story that confused her and a few run on sentences, (I am the worst when it comes to run on sentences.) But she helped me catch things that I missed, thanks Shawn.

Writing Tip: Share.

xoxo Siren

Spring is in the air!

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Spring is in the air and soon we will be donning our more revealing clothing. 🙂

This top is perfect for spring! What does this top say to you? What kind of character does it bring to mind?

When I see it I think Spring Break! Her and her friends have decided to take a cruise to the bahama’s. No school for a week, no professors giving them fifty page assignments and most importantly no parents around to tell them what to do and when to do it. Time to take a walk on the wild side and remember, what happens during spring break, stays…well you probably won’t remember what happened anyway so no worries. 🙂

xoxo Siren

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