When I read all the elements captured in C.R. Moss’s newest release, I went immediately to my happy book place. It’s contemporary, western, erotic, romance and it even has a touch of the supernatural. All that plus it’s set in Nevada and the hero is a rugged wrangler! And…it’s the third book in the Double D Ranch Tales series so there’s more to love! I loved getting to chat with the woman behind the magic so please enjoy♥
Carlene: What is your favorite thing about the desert? I grew up in Vegas and I loved the nighttime lights but also daytime places like Bonnie Springs, Mouse’s Tank and Old Las Vegas.
C.R.: The weather. I love that it’s sunny and warm more often than not and that the humidity stays low. Yeah, the heat can get a bit crazy at times but from mid-September to the end of November it’s absolutely beautiful. Plus, there are a variety of things to do ranging from outdoorsy kind of activities to shows to dining, etc.
Carlene: Do you have a secret, tip or advice for writing a short story? I once read another author’s tip of starting with two people who have history but left off with unfinished business the last time they met.
C.R.: I’ve done it both ways – where they didn’t know each other and as you mentioned. For shorter works, I’m starting to favor the characters having known each other once upon a time and reconnecting. Though, in ‘Promise’ Kent and Maggie didn’t know each other before, but they do state up front their intentions for the time they have together, which lends to this particular short story. The way I figure it, write the story the way it’s calling to be written.
Carlene: Are there any more books planned for your Double D Ranch Tales series?
C.R.: Oh yes! RM Sotera and I so far have two more long books in the works and two novellas. We’re also doing a special event at a conference here in Las Vegas and getting our fans in on the series too. There’ll be a lot more Double D goodness coming readers’ ways! (Yes, be sure and check out C.R.’s link and info about the event at the bottom of this post. Looks very cool.)
Carlene: My favorite part of a book is what the characters say to each other. What is your favorite exchange of dialogue in Wild West Promise and why do you love it?
C.R.: There are a handful of lines… I came up with three instances I wanted to share. In the beginning of the story Kent reminisces about penis cake. Then there’s a thought about Maggie climbing his body as if conquering Mount Everest. But I think I’ll go with the following cause it shows the humor RM is good about brining into the stories we write together & leads into the hot scene: Continue Reading
It’s February, the month of LOVE, and I am so happy to be kicking these next 28 days off with fellow Evernight author, C.R. Moss! Welcome, Chris!
Thanks for having me here today! My name is Chris, and I write under the names C.R. Moss for erotic and mainstream romance and Casey Moss for mainstream dark fiction (horror, suspense, urban fantasy). My professional bio for C.R.: “An eccentric and eclectic writer, C.R. Moss pens stories for the mainstream and erotic romance markets, giving readers Worlds of Possibilities when it comes to love.” Basically I write stories from the light and sweet to the dark and deadly with varying degrees of sexual heat. The bio for my other persona: Casey Moss delves into the darker aspects of life in her writing, sometimes basing the stories on reality, sometimes on myth. No matter the path, her stories will take you on a journey from the light-hearted paranormal to dark things unspeakable. What waits around the corner? Come explore…
CHRIS, BOTH YOUR WRITERLY SIDES SOUND INTRUGUING…
♥A KISS FROM CHRIS♥
Carlene, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day coming up this month, asked me: Is a kiss meant to be more romantic or more heroic? Meaning do you think a kiss is meant to be pleasing or is it to say you are staking a claim to that person? Well, in my opinion, I think it depends upon the situation and the partner. First time partner ~ Is he assertive and confident? Then perhaps it’s a ‘staking claim’ hot, deep passionate kiss. Is he more on the sensual seductive side? Perhaps the kiss would be more slow and pleasing, yet still staking claim. Is it between two people who’ve been together for some time and what situation are they in? Maybe they’ve had a huge argument and one of them is trying to prove a point with a ‘staking claim’ kind of kiss. Or perhaps they’re sharing a quiet moment and the kiss is soft, subtle and overall a pleasant smooch. Then there are the kisses shared amongst friends. And first kisses… Good-bye kisses… But all that’s probably a discussion for another day.
CHRIS, ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL KISS TALK, THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR THOUGHTS WITH US!
Current release ~
Today I’m here to tout my latest C.R. Moss release, Lovers and the Fiend. It’s a story in Evernight Publishing’s Naughty Fairy Tale line. The characters, Jack and Kristina, appeared in my short story – Chasing Miss Kringle – that’s in an Evernight Publishing anthology – Stockings and Suspenders. This is the first of a handful of stories I have planned for the NFT line that revolve around the world started in CMK and Lovers. You don’t have to read the anthology story to read Lovers, but it’d be nice if you did.
Ex-cop turned private investigator, Jack Vorst, learns his elf girlfriend Kristina has been missing for a few days after being invited to an underground vampire club. He, too, is summoned to visit club Hexenringe and is taken captive. Jack finds Kristina bound and gagged in a human sized bird cage. They’re both thrust into a kinky world at the hands of Kol, the club owner. Kol, a vampiric beast, shifts into human form to be with Jack and Kristina and needs them to remember their pasts and to love him so he can return to what he used to be. Can Kol make the pair fall in love with him despite his current situation and the fact he’s keeping them captive or will they leave, making it too late for him to change all their fates?Warning: ménage a trios, M/M, bondage, anal sex, sex toys, public exhibition
A peek into the beginning of the story…
I have your woman. A nice piece of ass she is, too. She tells me you’re not bad yourself. I would love for you to join us later. A car will be waiting for you outside your office at noon today where my assistant will fill you in on some details. If you know what’s good for you and your gal, you’ll take advantage of this invitation. See you soon. ~ Kol Ainmire
Jack Vorst’s temper went full tilt within a second. His blood pounded hard through his head and body. He’d told Kristina to be careful when she went out on her cases, but it seemed she still had gotten herself in trouble. Not good.
“Vic! Get in here!” Trying to check and rein in his anger before he popped a vessel, Jack grabbed the letter he’d found on his desk while going through a stack of mail and a couple of case files. The paper crinkled within his one clenched hand, and the envelope it’d come in bunched up in his other.
He kept his gaze downcast, ground his teeth. No sense in looking at the tan colored walls that were littered with stenciling in his office and be more irritated than he already was. The design and colors reminded him of the Native American beaded belts people sold at roadside stands.
Vic’s wife, Malory, who worked in the adjoining office suites, loved her southwestern motifs. All the rooms for both divisions of the business were decorated to represent Arizona and New Mexico. The decorating style with too many colors and crazy patterns made his head swim, gave him a headache. He hated headaches.
Staring at the crumpled papers in his hands, he sighed. Truth be told, Kristina’s whereabouts and her lack of checking in for several days only concerned him a little. She was able to take care of herself, and he trusted her. He loved her, wanted her to be safe, so of course he worried some. But being an elf gave her an advantage that mere humans didn’t have—the ability to escape situations by simply disappearing and reappearing elsewhere.
Except this time.
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HAPPY MONTH OF LOVE, CHRIS, AND THANK YOU FOR BEING MY GUEST TODAY! KISSES!