Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Erotic Historical/Fantasy Romances - Midsummer & Midwinter Night's Delights






Hi everyone!

Today, I’m sharing a bit about two of my Amber Quill Press historical/fantasy romances, A Midsummer Night’s Delights and A Midwinter Night’s Delights.

A Midsummer Night’s Delights introduced readers to newlyweds, Julian and Annabelle. They were strangers trapped in an arranged, sexless marriage. To loosen them up, Julian’s father sends them to the Marquis of Demby’s estate to attend a Midsummer Ball. (And this type of ball isn’t for dancing!)

Julian and Annabelle meet the Marquis, Vincent, and his wife, Sabrina. Over the course of their visit, they learn how to open up and explore their sexuality. When they attend the Midsummer Ball, they shed their inhibitions while indulging in their wildest fantasies.

A Midwinter Night’s Delights picks up six months after the first book. (If you haven’t read the first story, that’s okay – each novella stands alone as an individual read. And yes, this book is just as hot – if not hotter – than the first one.)

In the sequel, we discover that Annabelle and Julian have taken what they’ve learned and gone wild. Ever since the summer ball, they have been overindulging in all sorts of erotic activities and are more than eager to give in to their desires whenever (and wherever) the mood strikes – even if it’s at a formal dinner party. Needless to say, Julian’s father sends them back to Vincent’s estate to be disciplined and learn self-control.

A Midwinter Night’s Delights is more intense than the first book. From the outset, readers know that Julian and Annabelle are learning lessons and being disciplined – but it’s all for their own good. I sprinkled in some B/D/S/M throughout the story to make things interesting. It was fun to explore a different side to the games that take place at the estate house and watch how the characters reacted as they received their ‘punishments’ throughout the book.

So, will there be a third book? Yes, so stay tuned! There’s definitely another chapter coming soon in this saga.


Full plot summaries and hot excerpts are on each book’s page.

I hope you’ll check them out. They were a lot of fun to write!

Happy Reading,
Kelli A. Wilkins


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Month of Erotic Fantasy Romances - The Royal Desires Trilogy








Hi everyone,

Today, I'm sharing a recap of three of my erotic fantasy romances. Someone asked me how I plotted my “Royal Desires” trilogy: A Most Unusual Princess, Dalton’s Temptation, and The Pauper Prince. Did I use note cards to keep track of each character’s description? Did I make an overall outline of the whole trilogy, and then write each book?

Nope. The truth is… I just wrote the story that was in my head. I didn’t intend to write a trilogy – it happened on its own. (With a lot of typing on my part, of course!) I wrote each book by itself, with its own setting and theme, apart from the book that came before. So, although they make up a series, each book can stand alone as an individual read.

I specifically wrote A Most Unusual Princess for the Amber Quill Press “Amber Heat” contest. The book won (along with two others, The Dark Lord & The Sexy Stranger). Although the Fantasy genre wasn’t something I had written in before, I liked the idea of following a very headstrong and spoiled Princess Elara as she looked for a suitable husband.

The story was fun to write and I enjoyed contrasting Elara’s moodiness with her sensual feelings for Dalton. And poor Dalton! By the end of A Most Unusual Princess, I knew he had to have his own story, so I followed up with Dalton’s Temptation.

In Dalton’s Temptation, I deliberately focused on the theme of fidelity. Elara wants to test Dalton’s loyalty, so she masquerades as a sultry girl in a pleasure palace. Naturally, she gets in over her head and into trouble. I enjoyed taking Elara out of her element and giving her new challenges and experiences. We also got to see a different side to Dalton’s character and learned about his weaknesses and desires.

Dalton’s Temptation also introduced us to Elara’s brother, Prince Allan. He’s a perfect example of a secondary character who tries to run away with the story. While writing Dalton’s Temptation, I knew Allan needed his own book, and The Pauper Prince was born.

In The Pauper Prince, Allan is banished to live the life of a commoner. His life has been turned upside down. He’s broke, miserable, and forced to endure abuse at his job in the shipyard.

Allan’s character undergoes a complete transformation between Dalton’s Temptation and The Pauper Prince. Once a carefree womanizer, Allan discovers a secret side to himself and through his relationship with Claudette, he learns a lesson about what is truly important in life. A more settled Elara and Dalton also appear in the book and help wind up the trilogy.

I enjoyed writing each of these books. It was fun to create the characters, give them unique adventures, and complicate their lives – all in the name of love. Although these are spicy romances, there’s enough drama, sadness, and humor to keep readers entertained and enthralled. But don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what a few reviewers had to say:

A Most Unusual Princess is an amusing book that will seize your attention from the first word. Elara is a woman who wants to get married on her own terms, not those set by her father. The growing attraction and love between Elara and Dalton carry this sweet story. Ms. Wilkins has created appealing characters that will touch your heart.” - Tewanda, Fallen Angel Reviews

“I thought the first book [A Most Unusual Princess] was hot, but Dalton’s Temptation is worth reading. Kelli A. Wilkins did a superb job in this one and introduces us to a new side of Dalton. The beginning was just about Princess Elara, and this time we learn more of Dalton. I loved this story and it’s hard for me to give a Historical Erotica a 5 for the first part and a sequel but Kelli Wilkins did a beautiful job in showing us a princess with stubborn heart to love and a man who completes her in every way." - Lena, Reviewer, Mybookcravings.com

“Kelli A. Wilkins finishes her trilogy of books, which started with A Most Unusual Princess and Dalton’s Temptation, with a bang. The Pauper Prince is a riveting tale, and it is a must read for anyone who enjoys fantasy Romance. It is stuffed full of action, love, excitement, sedition, and scurvy characters that are set to make our prince’s life miserable if he lets them. Skillful crafting allows the reader to slip under the spell of Allan and live his every ache, pain, and triumph. The Pauper Prince is a real must read, and in case you haven’t read the others, I would suggest you get A Most Unusual Princess and Dalton’s Temptation, too. Kelli has definitely written a trio of must buys for Amber Quill!!!"- Rose, Reviewer, Romance at Heart

I hope you’ll check out one (or all) of the books in the series. (Full plot descriptions, hot excerpts, and reviews are on each book’s AQP page and on my new site: www.KelliWilkins.com ).They’re a fun read with a blend of sex, humor, drama, and suspense. If you’ve read the trilogy, let me know what you think! What was your favorite book? Which scenes did you like best?  

Next week, I'm sharing a look at my two other erotic fantasy romances, A Midsummer Night's Delights and A Midwinter Night's Delights.
Happy Reading!
Kelli

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Erotic Fantasy Romance Month - The Pauper Prince



Hi everyone!

Welcome to Part 3 of Erotic Fantasy Romance Month. This week, I’m sharing an inside look at The Pauper Prince. This book is the third story in the trilogy that began with A Most Unusual Princess and Dalton’sTemptation.

Together, they make up a fun series, but each story stands alone as a separate read. When I started writing the books I had no idea I was writing what would become a trilogy, so each book is a complete adventure.

Prince Allan, the hero from The Pauper Prince was introduced to readers in Dalton’s Temptation. (As I wrote the book I quickly discovered that Allan had his own story to tell and needed his own book.)  In Dalton’s Temptation we see how Allan has lived a pampered and carefree lifestyle, and fall in love with his wisecracking ways. But all that changes in The Pauper Prince.

From page one, we learn that Allan has been banished and is being forced to fend for himself in the world. Cut off from the royal family, his wealth, and everything he has taken for granted, Allan quickly discovers that life as a “commoner” is harsh and sometimes cruel.

Over the course of the book, Allan suffers life’s lessons at the hands of his evil employer and falls in love—twice. The story introduces us to Claudette, a seamstress who fancies Allan and helps him adjust. Although Claudette appears innocent, she has a secret past and a bit of a naughty side.

The Pauper Prince has a happy ending, but it is a bit darker than the other two books in the series. I wanted to contrast Allan’s easy-going life with his new, harsh existence. Readers may be surprised to discover a few things about Allan, as well. (I don’t want to give away the secret).

Allan’s “fall from grace” and the journey of self-discovery that he undergoes is one of the reasons I love this book. It’s got something for everyone: hot love scenes, tender moments, mystery, adventure, and suspense. (I also had to kill off a secondary character “for the good of the story” and hated doing it!)

But what about Dalton and Elara? They’re in the book too, as minor characters. Elara and Dalton play important roles in the finale of the story, and we get to see how these lovebirds are adapting to their married life. (Again, there’s a secret I don’t want to give away!)

Readers and reviewers love this finale to the trilogy. Here’s the ploy summary and kind words from readers. Excerpts are on my website and on The Pauper Prince Amber Quill Press book page.
This time it’s all about Allan…and he never expected to fall in love!

Banished by the Royal Family, pampered Prince Allan is forced to abandon his life of luxury. Lost in a commoner’s world, Allan is miserable—until he has an unusual encounter with a shop girl named Claudette.

Allan must earn the respect of the woman he loves while keeping his true identity a secret. In a final effort to redeem himself, he exposes a dangerous smuggling operation involving the Royal Fleet—at a deadly price. Can he keep Claudette and his royal title? Or will he lose her forever when she discovers his shocking secret?

Readers and reviewers loved the book and the trilogy as a whole. Here are a few kind words:
“Kelli A. Wilkins finishes her trilogy of books, which started with A Most Unusual Princess and Dalton’s Temptation, with a bang. The Pauper Prince is a riveting tale, and it is a must read for anyone who enjoys fantasy romance. It is stuffed full of action, love, excitement, sedition, and scurvy characters that are set to make our prince’s life miserable in the extreme if he lets them. Skillful crafting allows the reader to slip under the spell of Allan and live his every ache, pain, and triumph. The Pauper Prince is a real must read, and I would suggest you get A Most Unusual Princess and Dalton’s Temptation, too. Kelli has definitely written a trio of must buys for Amber Quill!!!” - Rose, Reviewer, Romance at Heart


“5 Coffee Cups! I honestly started out not knowing if I would like this book or not and then found myself glued to the pages, unable to stop reading until I had read the final page. All I can say now is WOW! The Pauper Prince is a real page-turner! There is non-stop action and mayhem from the very first page. The characters are spirited and so realistic that you find yourself relating to them very easily. The love scenes are highly erotic, but tender and emotion filled as well. This is one book that I have no problem giving my highest rating, and I highly recommend it to everyone!” - Regina, Reviewer, Coffee Time Romance

“4.5 Nymphs! What a story Kelli A. Wilkins has written with The Pauper Prince! So much mystery surrounding Allan… The twists and turns throughout the book will keep you reading to make sure everyone involved survives their adventures. These characters came to life for me and I was fascinated by Allan’s persistence to survive everything that happens to him… With all the other surprises in the book, you will not be bored reading this one and it is definitely not one to put down for long!” - Goddess Minx, Literary Nymphs Reviews Only

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I hope you’ll check out one (or all) of the books in the series. They’re a fun read with a blend of sex, humor, and suspense. (And they're all great Valentine's Day gifts for anyone with an e-reader!)
 If you’ve read the trilogy, let me know what you think! What was your favorite book? Which scenes did you like best? Readers can contact me via my site: www.KelliWilkins.com

Next week, I’ll share a bit about two other historical/fantasy romances, A Midsummer Night’s Delights and A Midwinter Night’s Delights.

Enjoy!
Kelli A. Wilkins


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Erotic Fantasy Romance Month – Dalton’s Temptation




Hi everyone!

Welcome to Part 2 of Erotic Fantasy Romance Month. This week, I’m sharing an inside look at Dalton’sTemptation. This book is the second story in the trilogy that began with A Most Unusual Princess and ends with The Pauper Prince.

Together, they make up a fun series, but each story stands alone as a separate read. When I started writing the books I had no idea I was writing what would become a trilogy, so each book is a complete adventure.

In Dalton’s Temptation, Prince Dalton has been sent to an emperor’s pleasure palace to conduct business. Naturally, this doesn’t sit well with headstrong Princess Elara, and she decides to sneak along on the trip – even though it’s expressly forbidden. Here’s the plot summary:

After only four months of marriage to Princess Elara, Prince Dalton is sent to Emperor Salizar’s “pleasure palace” on business. Not wanting to be left behind, Elara risks her safety and sneaks along on the trip. Aided by her brother, Prince Allan, she disguises herself as one of Salizar’s sultry kharim women and decides to test Dalton’s loyalty.

Masquerading as Oonish, Elara goes out of her way to tempt Dalton at every turn. Despite Dalton’s resolve to resist the indulgent girls, he finds himself falling under the spell of the mysterious Oonish. After nearly giving in to temptation, Dalton discovers Elara’s trickery and turns the tables on her, making her into his submissive playmate.

This book introduces us to Elara’s wisecracking (and ever-horny) brother, Prince Allan, who later goes on to have his own book The Pauper Prince. We also get to know more about Dalton and Elara’s newlywed relationship and watch how they interact and respond to challenges in their lives. And naturally, Elara gets in over her head and lands in big trouble.

When I wrote Dalton’s Temptation, I deliberately focused on the themes of fidelity, trust, and sensuality. Elara wants to test Dalton’s loyalty, so she masquerades as a sultry girl in a pleasure palace and tries to seduce him. Poor Dalton tries to be good and resist Oonish’s charms, but they’re stuck in close quarters – with everyone having sex all around them. I can’t give away too many secrets about what happens along the way, but I enjoyed taking Elara out of her element and giving her new challenges and sexual experiences. We also got to see a different side to Dalton’s character and learned about his weaknesses and desires.

I enjoyed writing this historical/fantasy novel. It has a little bit of everything: humor, sizzling love scenes, an element of danger, adventure, and a drop of sadness. Readers and reviewers also loved the book (and the trilogy overall). As soon as I finished writing Dalton’s Temptation, I knew that Prince Allan needed to have his story told, so I began writing The Pauper Prince. But more on that next week…

Here’s what reviewers had to say…

“5 Roses! I thought the first book [A Most Unusual Princess] was hot, but this one is worth reading. Kelli A. Wilkins did a superb job in this one and introduces us to a new side of Dalton. I loved this story and it’s hard for me to give a Historical Erotica a 5 for the first part and a sequel but Kelli Wilkins did a beautiful job in showing us a princess with stubborn heart to love and a man who completes her in every way.” - Lena, Reviewer, Mybookcravings.com

"A 5! Where do I start about DALTON’S TEMPTATION? For starters, this is part two of a series. Yet, it stands alone. At least that was what Ms. Wilkins told me, and she was right. I didn’t feel as though I missed something from book one or that I felt left out of a secret joke. Her writing style and characters makes me want to read book one (A MOST UNUSUAL PRINCESS). I can’t wait to get a copy of the first book to find out how it all began. Ms Wilkins has wet my appetite for more." - Miranda, Reviewer, BDSM Reviews

“4 Coffee Cups! Ms. Wilkins has created a page turning story that you cannot help but finish in one sitting. Dalton and Elara are unforgettable characters. The sex scenes are hot, hot, hot! The twists and turns make it impossible to figure out what happens next. DALTON’S TEMPTATION is definitely on this reader’s keeper shelf!”- Jenifer, Reviewer, Coffee Time Romance

“DALTON’S TEMPTATION is truly exceptional and first rate! Kelli A. Wilkins is amazing and brilliant with her writing talents. She captures you from the first moment Dalton speaks. I totally enjoyed myself reading this book. I for one would love to see another book on this family giving Allan his own story. It would be interesting to see who can tame his wildness.” Sensual Reads.net


You can read a hot excerpt on the book’s buy page at Amber Quill Press  http://amberquill.com/AmberHeat/DaltonsTemptation.html  or on my website: www.KelliWilkins.com

Next week, I'll share an inside look at The Pauper Prince.
Until next time...
Kelli
 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Erotic Fantasy Romance Month - A Most Unusual Princess





Hi everyone,

Happy February! 

This month, I’m sharing some "inside looks" at my Amber Quill Press historical/fantasy romances. First up, my first AQP romance, A Most Unusual Princess.

A Most Unusual Princess was an Amber Quill Press “Heat Wave” contest winner and the first book in my “Royal Desires” trilogy. (The other two books are Dalton’s Temptation and The Pauper Prince.) Together, they make up a trilogy, but each story stands alone as a separate read. A Most Unusual Princess also appears in my print anthology, Naughty Nobles.

A Most Unusual Princess is a novella about unruly and willful Princess Elara, and Dalton, the guard tasked with protecting her while she searches for a suitable husband. This story was the first erotic romance I ever wrote – and it was a lot of fun. From the outset, we learn that Elara is an opinionated young woman who is used to getting her own way. Dalton innocently comes along and catches a naked Elara doing something very unladylike – and from there the Dalton-Elara love/hate relationship is born.

I enjoyed writing Dalton and Elara’s story and fell in love with the characters from the outset. It’s a unique blend of humor, human drama, and sensual romance. Not long after completing A Most Unusual Princess, I knew Dalton needed his own book, so I wrote a sequel, Dalton’sTemptation. And from there, Elara’s brother, Prince Allan needed to tell his story.  You can read about his adventures in The Pauper Prince. (Which ranks high on my list of favorites!)

Here’s the plot summary to A Most Unusual Princess, a steamy excerpt, and a few kind words from reviewers. 

Summary:
Princess Elara needs to find a royal husband, but claims that no man can satisfy her. Dalton, Elara’s special guard, finds her unusual behaviors charming---and enthralling. Dalton’s aloof manner intrigues Elara, and despite their differences, they share tender moments and intimate nighttime passions. Elara is heartbroken when her father chooses a “proper” husband for her---until she meets the mystery man. 

Excerpt:
He closed his eyes and listened to his heart thundering in his ears. Elara was not the innocent child he had thought she was. Knowing that changed everything between them. 

“Dalton, please come in here," she called out. 

His thoughts swirled as he rose from the daybed and pulled his tunic down over his bulging breeches. He knew he shouldn't go into her bedchamber, but he felt powerless to resist her tonight. He'd kiss Elara for a few moments, then break away to sate himself. Tomorrow morning he'd have a word with the king and make arrangements to- 

He opened Elara's door. Moonlight filtering in through the sheer curtains bathed the room in shadows. "Where are you?" 

"Over here," she called out from the bed. 

"Elara, what are-" 

"Shh, don't talk, just come here." 

As his eyes adjusted to the dim light, he saw Elara sitting up in bed. She extended her hand to him, and he clasped it. "Strip down and get in." 

He shook his head. "Elara..." 

She pulled his hand under the rose-colored coverlet. The weight of her breast filled his palm. She moved his hand back and forth. His thumb grazed her hardened nipple. 

"You know you want to," she said. 

"It's not proper. I--" 

"I want you, Dalton." She slid his hand down to her upper thigh. He groaned as his swollen member strained against his breeches. "Let's make each other happy, just for tonight." 

His resolve faded in an instant. "As you wish, my princess."

Reviewers say.....
“5 Coffee Cups! Bravo to Ms. Wilkins for writing a twist in the book that makes the reader want to continue reading until the end. The way Ms. Wilkins allowed the two lovers to explore their bodies for the first time was so hot, I doubt a fire extinguisher would have been able to extinguish their passion for each other. The combustion sizzles between the pages as Elara desires to be closer to Dalton. I loved the banter between the two.” — Cherokee, Reviewer, Coffee Time Romance 

 “8.9 rating! A Highly Recommended Book! A Most Unusual Princess by Kelli A. Wilkins is a new erotic twist on an old beloved tale. The interaction and friendly bickering between Dalton and Elara made me laugh out loud at the characters. I truly enjoyed this romantic tale and would highly recommend this book.” - Aline de Chevigny, Inthelibraryreview.com 

“4 Stars, Excellent! Ms. Wilkins has written a wonderful Princess fairytale, with humor, stimulating encounters, and sweet romance. The storyline is interesting and the sexual situations flow smoothly with the story.” - Polly, MayReviews.com

Next week, I'll share an insight into Dalton's Temptation!
Until then...Happy Reading!
Kelli

Remember: Summaries, reviews, and excerpts from all of my romances are on my new site: www.KelliWilkins.com