Monday, June 4, 2012

AAD Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Tilly Greene

Erotic romances about women who are successful, confident and comfortable in their skin, the men who love them, and their twisting passionate path to each other. That's what Tilly Greene says you can find when you open up one of her mega-hot books.  Many of her stories contain elements of bondage or varying levels of D/s relationships.  Please help me welcome Tilly to the blog today!

Jen: Talk to me about what it is about BDSM that appeals to you as a writer.

Tilly: Taking what looks to some as harsh, hard and painful and turning it into something sensual, enticing and yes, enjoyable is what I like to do. Toys and attire are things I’ll tinker with first and work to make them more accessible to the reader. An anal plug doesn’t sound nice, but make it out of Plexiglas with a delightful swirling design shaped like a carrot and a bunny in crystals decorating the base makes it a bit more fun. [No, I’ve never done that in specific, but I just might have to now…a bunny!] My goal is to make BDSM something that the reader or their best friend wouldn’t shy away from if the right person said let’s play.

Jen: What is it about it that you think appeals to readers?

Tilly: There are a few things that I think draw a reader to a BDSM story, but the one I thought of first is the old standard “Calgon, Take Me Away” concept. Days filled with poopie diapers or harsh bosses are reality and going someplace far away, where things are filled with hot ‘take me, pleasure me, make me come’ sex and romance, would be a nice place to visit for a few hours.

Jen: How did you begin to research the lifestyle? Were there things that surprised you?

Tilly: Ahhh, research, love that stage of writing. Research for me begins with reading, reading and more reading. I wasn’t surprised by what I’d learned, but from all the material I gathered, I figured out what areas my characters would explore further. BDSM is a broad genre and I’ve chosen boundaries to push further into the hot zone and love it!

Jen: What do you think is the biggest misconception about BDSM?

Tilly: That it’s all about dungeons, pain and humiliation. BDSM ranges from 24/7 lifestylers to an occasional or one off game. There are many paths to satisfaction and as individual as the players.

Jen: Do you think that the flash of national attention on the genre will have longer term effects?

Tilly: Unfortunately no, I don’t. Back in the mid-80’s a movie called Nine 1/2 Weeks which touched on a sexually dominant relationship was released to the same attention only it didn’t last. Maybe society has opened up to people being different, but I have a feeling it hasn’t - at least not in the US.

Jen: As a ménage author, what do you think about m/f/m versus m/m/f stories? Which appeals to you more and why?

Tilly: HA, the reader side of me doesn’t give a flying hoot what sexes are involved in the ménage, but the writer side does for one very basic reason. I don’t know how to write the m/m part. Okay, there are a few side characters I’ve written over the years that are gay only I’ve never had the balls - pun intended - to write their happy for now story. Maybe someday I’ll go there, meanwhile, I’ll read them and be entertained.

Jen: Is there any one of your stories that stands above the others as closet to your heart. Tell me about it --and why it means so much to you.

Tilly: Well, I love all the books I wrote so I can’t choose just one, so here are a few. The first that comes to mind is “Come Back” mainly because it’s the latest, but then “Call Me Lucifer” and always “Highland Heat”. What these three have in common is the hero - I adore my wounded imperfect heroes who make mistakes and try very hard to do everything right to help bring their love back into their lives.

Jen: Will you give us a snippet from one of your favorite scenes (from any of your books) to give us a taste of your writing? (We like 'em dirty, please.)

Tilly: Hmmm, dirty, yeah, I can do that!

A scene from soon to be released “Come Back”:

Yes, like Cassie had said earlier, silence often speaks louder than words, but sometimes action speaks even louder. Once she sat on his lap, he struggled to stay in touch with their conversation, and couldn’t do it any longer. When she gave him the opening, he took it, and set out to show her exactly what he was thinking about. Wrapping both arms around her waist, he held her tightly as he nestled his head against her soft neck. She was all silky flesh, smooth and tempting to the tenuous hold he had on his passion. But right there, where her life pumped through her, was where he was drawn. 

Pressing his lips over the pulse point rapidly beating at her neck diverted him for a few moments. It was something he loved to experience. To feel her pulse beat for him, them, and their need for each other. He stroked the tip of his tongue along the vein, bringing cries rushing out from between her lips. 

“Oh, yes!” 

The sounds of her passion made him hungry for more. He used his teeth to gently scrape and tease her skin. She tasted perfect and he was ready for dessert. Mikhail knew exactly what he needed to do to indulge his desire for more. 

Moving quickly, he shoved the plates to the ground, and laid her across the table. He didn’t care their plates and glasses went crashing along the floor, making a mess. The only thing that mattered was having her. 


“Yes!” Quickly, he used a hand to push her t-shirt up until he couldn’t reach any further and held her down. There was too much he wanted to waste time for niceties, wooing or teasing. Later there’d be time for being her gentle lover, but it wasn’t then. His need was too close to the edge of bliss for anything other than seeking satisfaction. 

Mikhail moved his mouth down to her pretty curls and teased her clit out from its hiding spot. 

Sucking the hard kernel into his mouth, he carefully held the tender flesh between his teeth, and taunted the bundle with his tongue. It wasn’t long before her legs shifted around and encircled his neck. The new position made it more difficult to tenderly torment the nub. To rectify the potential problem, he reached up and brought one limb back down to the table. With one hand holding her t-shirt pushed up, and the other pressing her leg against the table, he focused on his goal. 

She tasted sweet and the relentless pursuit for her nectar grew. Releasing her leg, he reached over and pinched her clit, giving it a gentle tug while he thrust his tongue inside her slit. Pushing the muscle in and out of her tight channel, he caught and dragged out a taste of her essence and immediately dove back in for more. He growled with pleasure and kept digging his tongue in for more honey and was rewarded by her crying his name. 

It was heaven to hear her calling out for him, to feel her leg flex and try to pull him into her pussy. He wanted inside her, to fill and possess her. Intense desire rode through his mind and body, quickly overtaking him. Right then, he wanted to experience her coming around his tongue. While trying to hold himself back, he tightened his hand into a fist, and her squeal high and loud echoed around them. 

Immediately he pulled his mouth away from her mound, sure he’d harmed her in some way. Looking at her body, he was ready to apologize, only his gaze caught where his hand gripped her breast, trapping a nipple between two fingers. 

“Don’t stop!” She cried and, because he realized she was experiencing pleasure and not pain, his concern was gone. 

©Tilly Greene, 2012

Jen: That's very hot!! What are you working on now?

Tilly: Projects a plenty! Between writing the second [“Come to Me”] and third [“Come and Stay”] books for my Come shapeshifter series, I’m reworking a couple of books and writing some new installments for my Passion for Fashion and Bondage series, adding to my Branded series and putting out a few standalone erotica pieces. Phew, yes, my plate is full, but you will never hear or read me complain about doing a day’s work - it’s all good fun!

Jen: What are you looking forward to most from AAD in NOLA?

Tilly: So much, but I guess the biggest bit is talking to readers…talking books, talking shifters, talking contemporaries and bondage, really talking about anything and everything. Writing can be solitary so when I get a chance to be with like minded folks - book lovers - I consider it all good fun! Woohoo! Come on August!

Tilly is giving away an ebook of Call Me Lucifer or Highland Heat, winner's choice. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can learn more about Tilly by visiting her website or following her on Twitter.  

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At Monday, June 4, 2012 at 8:44:00 AM CDT , Blogger Kassandra said...

I fall right into a well written menage every time ;)

At Monday, June 4, 2012 at 9:36:00 AM CDT , Blogger Tilly Greene said...

Yeah, it really doesn't matter the genders as long as we believe they all want to be there, then its lovely. By the way, Kassandra, love love love your avatar :-)

At Monday, June 4, 2012 at 3:17:00 PM CDT , Anonymous Susan W. said...

I love wounded imperfect heros and menage stories and your Come series look really good! I haven't read any of your books but I'm going to be getting Come Back ASAP! Thanks for the giveaway!


At Monday, June 4, 2012 at 4:43:00 PM CDT , Blogger Tilly Greene said...

Hiya Susan - thank you for the lovely Come Back thoughts, I'm excited for it to come out in the next 2 weeks :-). And yes the wounded hero gets my creative juices flowing!

At Monday, June 4, 2012 at 6:20:00 PM CDT , Blogger Melanie Simmons (mlsimmons) said...

I've been a fan of reading BDSM for a while. Going back to Anne Rice's Sleeping Beauty series. It does have to be well written or I don't care what kind of story.

At Monday, June 4, 2012 at 8:44:00 PM CDT , Blogger Tilly Greene said...

Hey there Melanie. Oh yes, I remember reading the Sleeping Beauty series. Many new to the genre readers don't know about it or that it's Anne Rice - that's always a fun conversation to have :-)

At Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 6:15:00 AM CDT , Blogger Vanessa N. said...

Both books sound great and I love the coers. Thanks for the chance.

At Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 6:39:00 AM CDT , Anonymous Tilly Greene said...

Thank you Vanessa and your welcome :-)

At Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 8:59:00 AM CDT , Blogger Tilly Greene said...

Thank you Vanessa and your very welcome :-)

At Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 2:15:00 PM CDT , Blogger erin said...

Thanks for a very *hawt* excerpt and fun interview! I like BDSM stories too and it's a struggle sometimes to find ones that are well written and don't trigger my ick button. Have fun at ADD! lucky duck :)

Definitely adding your books to my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway!


At Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 1:30:00 AM CDT , Anonymous bn100 said...

These books sound good. Very nice excerpt.

At Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 6:52:00 AM CDT , Blogger Tilly Greene said...

HA! Hawt, yeah, they can definitely scorch the edges - thank you Erin. I'm with you on the trigger ick button and once an author has gone there, I can't go back. I'll send fab vibes out to all who can't make it to NOLA and hope you can get to Savannah in 2013 :-)

Thanks bn100, those are two positives I'm holding close on this sunny but chilly Hump Day :-)

At Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 7:40:00 AM CDT , Blogger Joanne said...

Sometimes it's hard to find a well written menage story. Thanks for the great interview and excerpt. The books sound fantastic. Put them on my wishlist.

At Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 9:45:00 AM CDT , Blogger Tilly Greene said...

Hiya Joanne! Yes, it can be, but when you find one they are wonderful reads - thanks for the compliment darlin' :-)

At Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 9:17:00 PM CDT , Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Both books look delicious. ;)

At Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 9:48:00 AM CDT , Blogger Tilly Greene said...

Ooo, yes, "delicious" - I like that Michelle, thank you :-)

At Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 7:47:00 PM CDT , Blogger Midnyte Reader said...

Very informative interview. I love how you explain why people enjoy this genre and de-mystifying some of it.

At Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 8:27:00 PM CDT , Blogger Tilly Greene said...

Ahhh, thank you darlin'. I do like occassionally playing the Wizard from The Wizard of Oz - lift the curtain and show how unscary they actually are :-)


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