Books to Light Your Fire is pleased to bring K.B. Cutter in today, to dish on working with author Margie Church and their collaboration 'Love's Storm.'
It was my brilliant stroke of creative genius. Oh, right, I have a co-author and she might read this, so . . . the truth will set you free - of litigation and lumps! My co-author Margie Church came up with the delicious idea of the Razor Trilogy. We exchanged emails, fleshing out this nascent story, which initially comprised of two dominant personalities in a mentor/pupil dynamic. It evolved into a compelling, sexy and thoroughly unconventional polyamorous love story.Please tell us about the first book.
Desire's Edge is an erotic, kinky and insightful novel into a controversial subject: polyamory. It's also very much a love story. Don't be misled by the BDSM elements or its theme of a triangular relationship. It's most definitely not a "cheater" novel. Amy and Bryce Gage have a solid, loving marriage; however, Amy has a deep need to occasionally be sexually dominant with her husband. Bryce is not getting the message. Amy's solution is very unconventional. She wants her best friend, Raine, a lifestyle Domme, to mentor him. Initially, Bryce thinks it's an absurd idea, but Raine brings a new level of excitement and kink to their marriage. What was thought a temporary arrangement evolves into much more as Bryce and Amy develop deeper feelings for Raine.When is the third book expected to be released? Any hints on what we should expect?
Margie and I hope to begin working on Razor: Love's Reflection in the fall of this year, and we hope for an early winter 2014 release. The third book will realistically deal with the lifestyle choice Amy, Bryce and Raine have made and the impact of living an unconventional lifestyle has on their family, friends and professional lives. Love's Reflection will examine what lengths they will go (willingly and sometimes unwillingly) to keep this family together– yes, that's what its' become – a family. Expect heartbreaking drama, tender love, and of course, steamy love scenes.To which character do you most relate?
I'd say Bryce and not because he is the same gender as me. He strives to make Amy and Raine happy and loved, making tremendous personal sacrifices and mistakes, which he acknowledges along the way. His behavior mirrors my personal life, and how I treat those close to me.What are the pros and cons of working on this series as a team?
The pros are too numerous to mention. I have learned so much from Margie Church about the craft of writing that I can never adequately pay her back. I've also gained a good friend in the process. The cons are the usual suspects: time zone differences, conflicting work schedules, family demands, and sleep deprivation.What drives you as an author?
The love of the written word. I am a voracious reader of all sorts of genres, poetry and non-fiction. You must read in order to write.Please tell us about your other published works.
I like to write in diverse genres. My first published work, Summer Heat, told a story of a women coming to terms with her bi-sexuality and love for her close female friend. Its sequel, Love Revisited, deals with the pain of losing a parent who never accepted your lifestyle choices and having the courage of your convictions.My gritty, erotic paranormal romance The Darker side of Heaven, is a tale of Good vs. Evil and everything in between the fight to save humanity from encroaching darkness.
I love horror and have penned a disturbing short, Killing Apathy, about a serial killers' wry commentary on post modern suburban life. DeadFall - about a 67 year old woman who finds herself smack dab in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. In keeping with the undead theme, Undead Reflections in a Jaundiced Eye is a gritty, gory, wry and sexy romp featuring kick-ass lesbians who battle zombies. And of course, Razor: Desire's Edge and Razor: Love's Storm.On what other projects are you currently working?
I'm always plotting in my head. I have a few stories in the works from contemporary romance to science fiction bubbling in gray matter and look forward to getting them out as fast as humanly possible as soon as the beast called Real Life gives me pause!What is something readers may be surprised to learn about you?
I am a member of the Thin Blue Line who dabbles in romantic fiction!Anything else you would like to add?
Read. Listen. Love.Thank you so much for your time!
My pleasure. Thanks for allowing me to jibber jabber here!
Razor: Love's Storm by Margie Church and K.B. CutterHere's a taste of the second book in the trilogy: Love's Storm.
Their delicious, naughty secret is out, and it's open season on Amy and Bryce's decision to add a third person to their marriage.All the talking in the world can't convince critics that Amy and Bryce's marriage is rock-solid, and there are no secrets between them. Others meddle to undermine Bryce's business and marriage. Even Raine's Master thinks she's making a huge mistake.With no allies, and scorn coming from every direction, love and determination must lead Amy, Bryce, and Raine through love's storm.Their journey began in Razor: Desire's Edge and continues after Love's Storm in Love's Reflection.
ADULT EXCERPT:Raine reached for a mug in a cupboard. The hem of her long T-shirt rose with the motion, exposing one, prefect ass cheek.Bryce stood at the kitchen doorway, arms folded across his bare chest. "Remind me to put everything on the highest shelf."She turned with the mug held between her breasts, and peered at him with an arched eyebrow. "I'm surprised you're awake. I didn't think you'd have the stamina to get out of bed."Bryce snorted. "The lady forgets one of my talents is endurance."Raine placed her mug on the granite island. Her tongue flicked over her upper lip as her gaze lowered to his crotch."Bit cocky, aren't we?"The throaty, sensual tone of her voice aroused him. Her regal poise commanded his full attention, as did her lithe body. Full breasts strained against cotton fabric. The hem of her shirt barely concealed her exquisite, trimmed mound and rounded ass.Bryce clenched his jaw. The time for playful banter ended. He closed the distance between them in long, determined strides. He slid his hands slid under the shirt, cupping her breasts.Raine looked up at him, eyes shimmering.Did he detect a lustful spark flaring in those liquid onyx depths?With a fingernail, she traced his jaw line. "Are you hungry, Mr. Gage?"Bryce leaned in, nuzzling her nape. "Famished.""Your beard is scratching me."He pulled his head back, offering a rueful smile. "Sorry for the abrasions."Raine snaked an arm around his waist. She scraped his lower back with her fingernails hard enough to get his attention. "My submissive is forgetful. I'm not a delicate flower petal, easily bruised."Her fingers trailed up his spine, then slid into his hair, and caressed his scalp. Arching her back, she applied gentle pressure to the back of his head, guiding it forward. With her free hand, Raine pulled up the hem of her T-shirt, exposing a breast."I want you."Bryce emitted a low growl, his unshaven face grazing her areola as he hungrily suckled the nipple."Uh, you two, get a room. Oh wait, you have one."At the sound of Amy's voice, Bryce jolted upright, as though a bolt of electrical energy lashed his backside. He offered his wife a weak smile.My God, why do I feel like a teenager busted by my parents for making out in the living room?Raine pulled down her shirt, and gracefully smoothed the material over her hips. She opened the cupboard, and took out another coffee mug. She glanced over her shoulder. "Hey, girlfriend. Coffee? Freshly brewed."Amy leaned against the archway, stifling a yawn. "Good morning. Yes, please."Amy walked into the kitchen, and sat at the table.Bryce watched her gaze follow Raine's fluid movements. Her nipples poked the flannel nightshirt she wore. Her sleep-tangled, blond locks spilled to her shoulders. Hooded eyes and bedroom husky voice gave the appearance she'd just left her spent lover in tousled sheets.If I play my cards right—"Bryce, be a dear and pour Amy some coffee."Raine's soft, yet authoritative voice dispelled the erotic fantasy unreeling in his mind. "Sure."He busied himself with pouring milk into the coffee, and then stirred in a teaspoon of sugar.Raine walked to Amy, leaned over, and gave her a quick a kiss on the cheek. "You feel okay? You seem worn out."Amy sighed. "I'm exhausted. Got in late last night from my business trip to Connecticut. The new client made me jump through a ton of hoops. I think the woman is part vampire. She nearly sucked the life out of me. To top it off, there was a bus accident on I-95 that snarled traffic for miles. I'm glad you kept Bryce company last night. Sorry for my snarky remark earlier. I didn't mean to come off cranky. If my husband gets his tight ass in gear, the coffee might perk me up."Bryce grimaced. "Yeah, right, sorry." He brought the mug to her. Bending down, he kissed her fully on the lips. The mixture of scents—Raine's, Amy's, and his own—made him moan.Amy glanced at him, her lips curling in a knowing smirk.Raine sipped her mug, the steam wreathing her dark features. "I'm going to skip breakfast this morning, and go take a shower before I head out to my condo. I have so much work to do, and I need to make sure my plants are more than withered stalks."She walked over to Amy, and stroked her arm. "You kids have a good morning. I'll catch up with both of you later." Raine flashed Bryce a mischievous grin.Amy smiled while squeezing Raine's hand. "Bye. Thanks for the coffee. I'll catch up with you later."
Born and bred Long Islander, I grew up working class poor. There were few escapes for me:
The beach, the bay and books. I fell in love with all three.
As I grew older, I became a voracious reader. The natural evolutionary process lead me to write. I filled countless marble composition notebooks with my fevered scribblings. Eventually, with the aid of modern technology, namely the PC, Microsoft Word and the internet, I was blessed to find an exceptional interactive writing forum. For years I wrote in every conceivable genre and sub-genre.
While I am a member of the Thin Blue Line at night, during the day I create stories of erotic romance and dark horror. One day, I will marry the two successfully. The results, I hope, will be bloody sexy!
K.B. Cutter's Website: www.kbcutter.com
Margie Church writes erotic romance novels with a strong suspense element, in keeping with her motto: Romance with SASS (Suspense, Angst, Seductive Sizzle). Never expect the same thing twice in one of her books. She tackles subjects and conflicts that aren’t typical in romances. Life is complicated. People are, too. Marrying those concepts makes her books fascinating.
Margie was 2011 GLBT Author of the Year, and her book, Hard as Teak, was named 2011 GLBT Book of the Year at Loves Romances Café. She is well-known for her BDSM erotic romances as well.
Margie lives in Minnesota, is married, and has two children. Some of her passions are music, biking, walking on moonlit nights, fishing, and making people laugh.
Margie's website: Romance with SASS
Margie's blog: http://authormargiechurch.wordpress.com/
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