Good morning, Erzabet, and a very warm welcome to The Naughty Pages. I’m thrilled to have you here today to discuss your writing. Great to see a new face here.
~So tell me, what specifically do you write?
I write erotica under my pen name Erzabet Bishop, but under my real name I primarily write horror and YA. My erotica ranges from BDSM, f/f, m/f, erotic horror (zombies), pagan and paranormal.
I do so love pagan and paranormal!!
~What type of writer are you; do you plot it out or, like myself, are you a pantser?
I kind of work in the middle. After trying it both ways, I have discovered that for me it is good to have a road map that leads me to where I am going with the story, but it also lets me grow the story as an organic creation. Too much plotting squashes my creative juices.
~Why did you first take up the pen, so to speak?
I have been writing off and on since grade school. Erotica has always been an interest and after reading 50 Shades last year, I felt inspired to give it a go myself. I have been more than pleased with my progress thus far.
~Did you always know you would write? Or are you a newbie to the craft?
I have always dabbled at writing and have been working on two YA stories for a few years now. It was frustrating for me as I kept trying to focus on plotting programs and not on the work I was trying to accomplish. Finding ERWA (Erotic Readers and Writers Association) and their anthology calls was what really spurred me forward. Taking the time to craft short stories has helped me grow as a writer, both in experience and in staying power.
~You write specific genres, do you find them enjoyable to read as well?
Yes. I read all over the place. I am surrounded by books day and night. In my day job, I am a bookstore manager and find my inspiration all around me.
Oh my goodness, that sounds fantastic!
~As a writer, who is an idol of yours?
Anyone who can be a writer full time and not have to balance a day job is my hero. It is my dream to one day be able to do the same.
~So who is your favourite author to read?
I have a list of authors I love…it is hard not to breathe books day in and out and not have that.
Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, Alison Tyler, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Maggie Stefvater, Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Lauren DeStefano, Red Phoenix, Cari Silverwood, Lucy Felthouse…I could write for hours.
A few familiar names in that list.
~Are there any shoutouts you’d like to make?
Yes. ERWA is a wonderful source for those who are testing the waters and finding their path as a writer. Their anthology call list in invaluable.
Excerpt from Salted Caramel Kink (Kink-E Magazine)
The fiery trail of the flogger had just left my reddened ass when Mistress Leone approached, loosening my bonds from the St. Andrews cross.
"Excellent, Lisette. You have earned your reward. Now, I want you to go into the kitchen and await my instruction."
"Yes, Mistress." I nodded, still feeling the sting.
The kitchen was down the hall from Mistress's playroom and I walked, unmindful of my nakedness. I knelt at the edge of the island, on the mat that had been placed there for my benefit.
Mrs. Robinsky bustled at the stove with her usual efficiency. "Good afternoon, Lisette. Happy birthday, my dear." Her eyes twinkled as mine quickly rose from the floor and met hers.
"Thank you Mrs. R." I smiled. My time here was the one day of the week where things flowed the way I needed them to.
I heard the sound of Mistress's boots approaching."Ah, Lisette. I want you to meet Andrea. She will be joining us as a special guest for today."
My eyes snapped up in distress. Had I done something to upset my Mistress that she needed to find another sub? My heart beat wild in my chest and I had to struggle to maintain my submissive stance and breathe.
"Yes, Ma'am." I nodded, noting the lovely red haired girl standing nude next to my Mistress. A hot pang of jealousy burst through me.
"You may stand, Lisette."
Now, to let Erza talk for a little bit.
Thank you for having me on the blog today! I am here talking about my two newest releases, Smut by the Sea Volume 2 and EPS: Beltane Fires.
Light hearted, sexy fun by the sea is the theme of this erotic anthology, edited by Victoria Blisse and Lucy Felthouse.
From the sun soaked bays of Australia to the rainy coastal towns of England, Smut by the Sea has it all. Whatever your interpretation of naughty seaside fun, there’s something nestling between the covers for you. Surfer boys, sea creatures, pirates and the fairground abound in this exciting collection of stories from erotica’s finest authors.
Smut by the Sea: Volume 2 contains tales from Victoria Blisse, Bel Anderson, Tilly Hunter, Cass Peterson, Rachel Randall, Delyth Angharad, Giselle Renarde, T. C. Mill, Tamsin Flowers, Erzabet Bishop, Lucy Felthouse, Tenille Brown, Kate Britton, Annabeth Leong and Jillian Boyd.
Smut by the Sea Volume 2 is a project I fell in love with right from the start. I had read the first book and as soon as I knew there was going to be a sequel, I put my nose to the grindstone and thought about ways that the sea made me happy. Every single story in the first antho really was like going on a vacation and I felt refreshed after I read it, so I wanted to give that same experience to the reader when I worked on my story. Mermaids, the ocean, girls with long red hair and sand squishing between my toes are some of the things I thought about. What are some of the things you like about the beach?
Excerpt from Cerulean by Erzabet Bishop: Rated R/ f/f content
I turned around and there was Allyse, a shimmering robe loosely draped around her, barely secured with the tie. The fluttering of the breeze loosened it and I felt my mouth go dry as the covering slipped and I caught a peek of an erect nipple before she adjusted it back in place.
“Hi yourself.” A blush was creeping up my neck and I struggled not to let on how she was affecting me.
“I was wondering what you were doing for lunch.” Allyse tossed her red hair and the sun flashed in her cerulean eyes.
The second release I wanted to talk about is Beltane Fires. It is the first in a series of short books that focuses on pagan holiday traditions. This one talks about Beltane, a holiday that is usually celebrated on May 1st. It is a time of love, laughter and some pretty sexy moments. Think Ren-fest with some very frisky fun going on behind the scenes. (It is also my birthday!)
In my story, Ceri has just had a bad breakup and goes with her friends to a Beltane festival to try and shake the blues. After being annoyed that every single person is there as a couple, she goes for a walk in the woods and finds herself in the hands of a very capable and hunky forest god.
Excerpt: Beltane Fires by Erzabet Bishop/ Rated XXX
"Good eve, little witch." The man moved toward her, his shoulders wide and solid as molded bronze. He carried himself with a commanding air of self-importance and her inner core began to liquefy. Already molten from the ministrations of the nymphs, she was aching to feel his touch. Tall, handsome, with a beautifully proportioned body, he was completely naked. His hair was a mass of brown curls and a crown of antlers graced his brow. A forest lord coming to claim her on a wild Beltane night. Desire shivered through her, and Ceri felt her nipples pebble with lust.
"Good evening." Ceri struggled to look him in the face when her eyes kept traveling down toward his now erect cock. His dark eyes were framed by a handsomely square face and his lips turned up with amusement as if he could read the inner turmoil of her mind.
"This a wild night to walk these woods alone, fair one." He moved purposefully closer and his rigid member bobbled as he walked. Ceri felt her mouth go dry. Her eyes met his in startled surprise as his warm hand brushed her cheek and trailed down the edge of her left breast, cupping it in his palm. How had he gotten here so fast?
"You are mine." Reflected light glimmered over his face with molten radiance as he stepped in and his lips claimed hers.
Here is the information for my book tour:
The following blog hosts have been kind enough to have Erzabet Bishop on their sites, celebrating the release of her new book–Beltane Fires, in the Naughty Nights Press (NNP) The Erotic Pagan Series.
The tour is being held between April 29th and May 10th and is a whirlwind of guest posts, interviews, excerpts and book information.es–Beltane Fires.
Please click on the links below to follow the tour and read about this amazing new release.
Monday April 29th
Amber Skyze - Guest Post
Joelle Castell – Book Release Info
Naomi Shaw – Excerpt
Tuesday April 30th
Amber Skyze - Excerpt
Wednesday May 1st
NNP blog – Guest Post
Thursday May 2nd
Blood, Lust and Erotica – Book Release Info
Friday 3rd May
BDSM Book Reviews – Guest Post
Sexy Reads - Character Interview
The Divas of Desire - Excerpt Interview
Monday 6th May
Tuesday 7th May
Blood, Lust and Erotica – Excerpt
Wednesday 8th May
Thursday 9th May
Blood, Lust and Erotica – Author Interview
Friday May 10th
On The Broomstick - Excerpt
I hope you enjoy the excerpts of both books. Look for me on my social media links and stay tuned for more releases coming soon!
Now for some fun!
A little bit of this or that:
1. Crawfish boil or society party
Bring me to a beach side boil any time! Just make sure you have plenty of ice cold tea, crawfish and some fresh corn on the cob.
2. Ren-fest or spank fest?
3. Classics or erotica?
I love both, especially when they are brought together.
4. Salad or sushi?
5. Ice cream or frozen yogurt?
Ice cream. By the gallon. (please)
About the author:
Erzabet Bishop has been crafting stories since she could first pound keys on her parent’s old typewriter. She has only just learned that it is a whole lot more fun writing naughty books. She is a contributing author to Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs, a holiday kink anthology, Smut by the Sea Volume 2, Hell Whore Volume 2 (coming this summer), Dirty Little Numbers (coming soon) Kink-E magazine, Coming Together: Girl on Girl and Coming Together: Hungry for Love. She is the author of the Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores.
Follow her reviews and posts on Twitter @erzabetbishop.