About The Author

Katie Salidas is a USA Today bestselling author and RONE award winner known for her unique genre-blending style.

Since 2010 she's penned five bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, Chronicles of the Uprising, and the all-new Agents of A.S.S.E.T. series. As her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.

In her spare time Katie also produces and hosts a YouTube talk show; Spilling Ink. She also has a regular column on First Comics News where she explores writing from a nerdy perspective.

Author Spotlight & Giveaway with Bella Marie

Bella Marie - Born May of 1966. Lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, is a single mother of two grown children and one pre-teen.  Favorite places include the beach, and any body of water which inspires her to write explicit adult erotic stories.  She started writing stories for friends about 15 years ago who liked them so much, they encouraged her to publish them.  She didn’t follow their advice until she became friends with an Indi Author, Martin Sharlow who encouraged her to publish them, mentoring her on how to do it while watching him become a successful author.  She is working on her second published series at the moment.

K.S.  Hello and welcome to the blog. I am very excited to have you here. Why don’t we start off with a small introduction? Tell us a little about yourself. 

Hello Katie.  Thank you for having me. I am a mother of two adult children as well as a pre-teen.  I have a very busy schedule, having a blast learning about publishing and marketing my books.  I started writing these short explicit erotic stories for friends about 15 years ago and they encouraged me to publish them.  I just dabbled in writing, I got a lot of feedback about others loving them but I didn’t think too much about it because I thought they were just really being nice.  I stopped writing them for several years and one day found them and started writing them again for fun.  It has been an exciting adventure, meeting some wonderful people along the way.

K.S.  Any interesting writing quirks or stories you would like to share with my readers?

I get inspiration from unusual places.  I can walk into a store for instance and write a whole story in just a few brief moments in my mind.  I can look at a couple and imagine whole scenes rather they are happy, angry and fighting with each other, being loving toward each other, or just notice how people noticing others as they walk by them.  I love to write stories like that.

K.S.  When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? What sparked the desire to pen your first novel?

I have written most of my life, short stories, poems, journaling basically whatever comes to mind and so on.  I have loved to tell stories from the time I was a young child.  I met an Indie writer that inspired me to put my collection of erotic stories together to make a book and self-publish them late last year.

K.S.  What genre do you write?

Explicit adult erotica.

K.S.  What would you say has inspired you most in your writing career? Or, who is your favorite author and why?

The person who inspired me most in my career is Martin Sharlow.  He is a rapidly climbing, well known Indie author.  I have read his books and loved them all. He gave me some good advice and I followed it and now have several of my own books written to show for it.   

K.S.  What does your family think of your writing?

Well they seem to think it is cool, although no one reads my stories in my family except my step-brother who doesn’t mind the content.  They think it is really cool that I am doing something that I really enjoy doing and are supportive.  They love to tease me about the content and do their best to make me blush.  It isn’t an easy thing to do, but they do accomplish it from time to time.

K.S.  What was one of the most surprising things you learned while creating your book?

It takes a lot more work and time then I thought it would.  In my Time Well Spent series, most of the stories were written years ago and I just had to fine-tune them and put them together.  Seems like a simple matter but there is a lot more to it than just throwing some stories together, upload them and go.  I have been most surprised at my being able to slowly learn computer skills that I had no desire to know in the past.  Might be slow going but it is just another learning process and I am enjoying it.

K.S.  What inspired you to write your novel?

I had a collection of erotic stories I wrote for friends as I have said before.  When I met Martin Sharlow, he encouraged me to put them together into a collection of stories and sell them.  I didn’t think it would hurt anything and I might make a few dollars in the meantime.  I have sold a few and I enjoy writing them, especially when people let me know how much they enjoy them.  I am glad that I listened to good advice and took a chance.  It is amazing to know that there are people out there who are reading the words that I have written, and enjoying them.

K.S.  Can you tell us a little about your novel?

How about some exciting explicit adult erotica for the nights by the fire, or maybe in the bathtub with a glass of wine? Alone or with a friend, spouse, or lover, this almost 31,000 word, 15 total short stories are sure to warm you up even if you don’t have a fireplace! With no names in the stories it is easy to imagine yourself in the adventures, enjoying right along in the fun.

Here is an idea of what you will find in this adults only book….

The New Beach House
A contractor builds his dream home on the beach. He is very excited to share it with the woman that he has fallen in love with. He surprises her by taking her out to see the finished home and propose to her as well. They end up enjoying a wonder full day of lovemaking both inside the new home, and outside in the waves on the secluded beach.

Two friends get together for a hot night of passion. They meet up at a bar and go to her house where they enjoy some intense self-pleasure as well as backdoor fun. They shower together at the end of the story as they continue into the next story.

Dinner Out
The two friends from the last story decide to go out to dinner at a Mexican Restaurant. They sit in a dark corner pushing the limits of exploring sex in public to see how far they can go without being caught. They end up going back to her place when they push themselves over the limit, ending once again in the shower.

A Night to Remember

A married couple enjoys experimenting with mild bondage and she has decided that she wants to really enjoy herself when her husband gets home. She gets all ready, complete with a new outfit, ropes on the kitchen table, and a tray set up with hidden toys. It’s her turn tonight and she bought a wonderful new large toy just so she can find out how far she can push him.

Surprise Meeting
A woman is surprised while shopping by an old friend that comes up behind her. They end up going to her place for a night of intense sex with a little spanking to go along with it. There is some backdoor action along with a sensual shower together.

Other stories include stories about friends, as well as total strangers enjoying a variety of pleasures that are sure to inspire most interests. There is also a story including a lesbian story where they are joined by a man to make it threesome enjoying amazing pleasure at a waterfall; a story on a cruise ship, and 10 more explicit adult erotic stories.

Happy Reading!
Bella Marie
Warning: Adults Only! Explicit Adult Sexual Content

K.S.  Where can we find your novel?

It’s on Amazon in Kindle format.  I am working on making available a hard copy for those who have expressed an interest as well.

K.S.  Do you have a website, fan site, or Blog that we can visit?

K.S.  Do you have any closing advice to aspiring writers?

Try not to get discouraged.  Write the very best you can, make sure you have people that can proof-read for you, have a good editor and if you find an error, fix it. It is lot to learn, but most of the information you need is out there to help you along the way.  There are wonderful support systems through Goodreads, as well as Kindleboards just to name a few.  

Bella has offered up one e-copy of the Time Well Spent Series. 

Simply leave a comment for the author. You can ask a question or just say "Hi."
With your comment, please leave a method to contact you (email is easiest). If we cannot contact the winner we cannot award the prize. 

The prize will be awarded in the form of a Smashwords.com coupon code.
Smashwords.com allows you to download the best compatible version of this novel to work with your ereader device or computer.

The winner will be announced on Monday June 13th.
Good Luck and Happy Reading.