Anniversary Top 5 List & Contest: Afton Locke

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It’s day four of our look at paranormal erotica authors.  And like many authors, Afton Locke writes in multiple genres, and it just happens that her newest release isn’t paranormal.  But let’s still maker feel welcome as we learn more about her and her writing.

Thank you for hosting me today. I’m excited to talk about why performers are sexy and Stripper With Spice, a contemporary romance about—you guessed it—a male stripper.

Why are performers sexy?

Think back to adolescence. Chances are you had a crush on a rock star or maybe an actor. The list of my past heartthrobs is pretty long. I’ve even forgotten some of them. Mick Jagger was one.  I listened to his music, read his biography, and even drew a picture of him. This phenomenon isn’t limited to adolescence either. I still find past and current performers incredibly sexy and still get crushes on them.

They even inspire me to write books. Stripper With Spice was inspired by watching male dancers at a romance convention. One in particular caught my eye and made me wonder what if? My next release, Jamaican Temptation, was inspired by a legendary performer of reggae music. I’m also working on a time travel that features a fictional R&B singer from the 1970s.


Why are performers so appealing?

1) They’re a feast for the senses. They’re hot! Not only do they look hot, they have hot moves and know how to work the music. Pretty soon you’re overheated, and if you’re lucky enough to meet them, you might get a whiff of cologne. You end up with a fantasy that feeds all five senses.

2) They’re unattainable. It’s human nature to want what you can’t have. The more you watch, the more you want. A guy that’s in your face all the time gets old quick.

3) Because we can view them from afar, they’re “safe.” We don’t have to worry about whether or not they’re going to call or go out with our best friend. Instead, we can weave our own fantasies about them.

4) They’re romantic. Forget mundane, everyday reality. They’ll never ask you to wash their dirty underwear or take out the trash.

5) Thanks to technology, they’re so close you can almost touch them. As if radio and television doesn’t bring a sexy stranger into our home, now we have social networking sites. If you follow your performer hottie, you’ll probably get updates about when he drives to the concert, where he stops to eat, and who he hangs out with. Not to mention all the pictures you can download. It’s almost as if he’s really your man.

 

Stripper With Spice

Whats YOUR favorite spice?

Stripper With Spice has earned several reviews 4.5 stars and greater. It’s a nominee for the BTS Red Carpet Review Award. Please vote in October! http://btsemag.com/.

 

Getting back on her feet after unemployment, Janice treats herself to an erotic-romance convention. After winning a two-hour fantasy date with Carlos Aguilar, a young stripper, she decides to have a one-time fantasy fling.

When Carlos entices her back to the bedroom—and a few public places—for more sizzling sex, he unleashes her passions, including a secret desire to be a chef. Janice learns there’s more to this heartthrob than a hot body, but job security comes first.

To convince her he’s more than a fantasy, Carlos teaches her trust with his body. But when that trust is finally tested to the limit, she’ll be torn between clinging to safety and taking a chance on a whole new life.

 

Excerpt

Stripper With Spice – Copyright © AFTON LOCKE, 2014 – All Rights Reserved, Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.

I chose you.

He looks and sounds so serious and honest, how can I not be completely convinced? His words echo inside my head as he grips both sides of my face and lowers his mouth to mine in slow motion. The thrill bubbles return to my bloodstream as if the elevator cable has just snapped, dropping us to the basement.

Unlike last night’s, this kiss is slow and full of promise. He samples my mouth as if we have all the time in the world. A flash of mint-flavored tongue pierces my soul. With one hand still on the button, I raise my other to his shoulder. Feeling the bare, hot skin there fuels my desire, pushing me dangerously close to the edge of self-control.

“Do you want this as much as I do, Janice?”

God, yes. I need more…all of you.

I reply by sliding my hand across the tiger-striped fabric over his back. The warm satin, with muscles moving under it, is just as sexy as bare skin. His hips dance against mine, and my fingers move to the worn waistband of his jeans at his side, wanting to tug them off.

When he pulls my finger off the close-door button, the door opens to reveal an annoyed looking family of five waiting to get on. The parents, obviously noticing Carlos’ wild vest and our heavy breathing, exchange a disgusted look.

Carlos takes my hand and leads me off the elevator. My heart races as we walk down the corridor. Luckily, the carpet absorbs the trembling in my legs so it doesn’t make a sound.

He stops at one of the doors. I fixate on the way he slides his keycard from his back pocket and inserts it into the door reader. It’s something I’ve done myself a million times without thinking, but this is different. This is foreplay.

The door responds with a little click and a flashing green light. I guess we just got the green light for wild, hot sex. My heart accelerates even more. If it goes any faster, he’ll have to call a paramedic. I can read the headline now.

Boring financial analyst dies from anticipating sex with a hot cover model.

I check my watch. Fifteen minutes have passed.

“We still have plenty of time.” He ushers me inside and closes the door behind me.

The room is completely dark because the drapes are drawn. It’s as if we’ve entered a private cave, hidden from the world. This is it, I think as Carlos flips on a dim lamp. We’re really going to do this.

“Come in and make yourself comfortable,” he says.

I stay where I am but gaze around the room, noticing with approval how neat he is. His clothes hang in the closet and his toiletries are laid out on one corner of the sink. The smoky-brown bottle probably contains the mysterious mesquite scent.

I wish he were a slob so I could tell myself it would never work between us.

It doesn’t take long for my attention to stumble across the centerpiece of the room, the large bed. Is it another stage? Is the perfectly pressed red cover the curtain? Unlike the platforms we shared for the photo shoot and lap dance, this one is completely private.

What if he doesn’t like my performance?

 

Coming Soon

Jamaican Temptation

Can you resist?

Shopaholic Kyra Mays decides to shop for a rich man on her Jamaican vacation. Instead, she meets Justin Lance, a white reggae singer who’s nearly as poor as the orphans he devotes his life to helping. Overwhelmed by his magnetism, she decides to have a fling with him.

All that matters to Justin is being a perfect Rastafarian. He vows to avoid succumbing to temptation with the dark beauty at all costs. Unable to keep their hands off each other, they forge a bond that is just as emotional as physical as they explore and bridge their differences on the lush island of Jamaica. But Justin’s grim secret will put their ability to compromise through an impossible test.

 

Releases 11/06/14. Stay tuned for the upcoming cover reveal and other updates: http://www.aftonlocke.com/JamaicanTemptation.html

 

About Afton

Afton Locke is a USA Today Bestselling Author who prefers romantic fantasies to everyday reality. Fantasies take her to different times, races, places, and beyond. She lives with her husband, dog, several unnamed dust bunnies, and a black cat that can be scary or cuddly, depending on the current book. When she’s not writing, Afton enjoys hiking, cooking, crafts, and reading.

Where readers can find me

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10 thoughts on “Anniversary Top 5 List & Contest: Afton Locke

  1. Amy W. says:

    It would have to be Bo Duke from the Dukes of Hazzard. Friday nights were so cool back in those days! When I look back, I think maybe I was drawn to the bad boy look. He’s not high on my hotness scale today — he’s been replaced by Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy.

  2. Heather B says:

    I had a huge crush on the Hansen boys…Mmmm Bop! Lol. I grew out of the long hair, baby face look. I’m not even sure what they look like today.

  3. Amy, Bo Duke was definitely hot! Both the brothers were. Heather, I’m not familiar with the Hansen boys, but it’s interesting how our tastes change over the years. They probably don’t look the same either!

  4. Bonnie Hilligoss says:

    I’m so old now that I can’t remember if I had a crush or not! If I did, they probably are NOT still hot!! Thank you for the giveaway.

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