Blog Tour: Interview/Giveaway ~ Stacey Kennedy's Claimed

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hi Lovelies!

The lovely Stacey Kennedy stopped by today to talk with me about her newest release Claimed...a Club Sin story.

A novel of erotic discovery and forbidden desire that goes beyond Fifty Shades of Grey.

Presley Flynn is ripe to experience her secret fantasies… and Dmitri Pratt wants nothing more than to fulfill them. Once inside the elite Club Sin in Las Vegas, Presley is nervous but excited—and determined to surrender to her every desire. Dmitri is her Master, and his touch is like fire. With each careful, calculated caress, he unleashes her wildest inhibitions, giving her unimagined pleasure.

Presley is different than the other submissives Dmitri has mastered. The BDSM lifestyle is new to her, and so are the games they play at Club Sin. From the Start, Presley stirs emotions in Dmitri far beyond the raw purity between a Dom and the perfect sub. For the ecstasy they share goes beyond the dungeon, igniting a passion that claims the very depths of the heart.

CLAIMED is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

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Stacey Kennedy is an urban fantasy lover at heart, but she also enjoys losing herself in dark and sensual worlds. She loves in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who gave her a happily-ever-after. Together, they have two small children who can always make her smile, and who will never be allowed to read Mommy's books. If she's not plugging away at a new story, you'll find her camping, curling up with the latest flick, or obsessing over Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, True Blood and Lost Girl. 

Hi Stacey & welcome to Salacious Reads.
Thank you so much for having me. It's great to be here!

I loved Club Sin…very sexy story you have on your hands.
Why, thank you!! I had a blast writing Presley & Dmitri's story, especially the steamy parts! :D

Now tell us how a little about Club Sin and how the sexy idea came about?
CLUB SIN is a BDSM dungeon set in Las Vegas. CLAIMED is the story of the owner and casino CEO, Dmitri Pratt. Yes, this is an erotica story with all those expected BDSM scenes, but there is also a love story woven in there between Dmitri and Presley Flynn, who is a newbie submissive.

The idea for the series came about because I wanted to write a BDSM story based on normal, everyday people who enjoy a kinky lifestyle. I enjoy writing real people as it helps me relate to them. And right down to it, I wanted to write a story that is set in a BDSM dungeon, but that the dungeon isn't the focus of the story. I wanted the focus to be on two people who enjoy spending their time there, show what the dungeon gives to them, but I wanted the center of the story to be on their emotional growth.

Now how can you not like that?! So why Vegas for the Club and it characters?
I visited Vegas with my best friend for a girl's trip, and what can I say? I fell in love with the city. It's an amazing place and feels so alive, so I thought it was the perfect place to set the story in. Besides, Dmitri just screamed casino CEO to me. Las Vegas just fit.

I loved Dmitri, he was a very patient Dom. How did his character come about?
Truthfully, I wanted to write a Dom that understood how to handle a newbie submissive. Personally, I don't think every Dom can handle a new submissive like Presley. She's cautious, nervous, and she'd shy away from anything too intense. So, his character was developed with that in mind. He wanted Presley to be happy and comfortable in the dungeon, so he handled her gently. As an extremely confident and caring man, it wasn't hard to fall in love with him.

There were some sexy times going on in Club Sin…was there any research done as far as how scenes would go?
I research A LOT. Most of my research comes from talking to people in the lifestyle or from reading blogs of people who share their personal stories. Firsthand accounts are the best type of research out there. I always try and use as much of my imagination as possible, but I do try and stay true to the BDSM lifestyle.

We didn’t get a lot of details on the other Doms at the club and its not that I’m nosy or anything like that, but can you give us a lil snippet of what we can expect going forward with the series?
Right now I'm working on Aidan and Cora's story, BARED, which has a tentative release date of January 21, 2014. Let me tell you it's a lot different than Presley & Dmitri's story. First, Cora isn't new to the lifestyle. She's not nervous and she doesn't need a gentle hand. The other difference is that Aidan and Cora were already playing together, so it makes for a different feel in the story. The book isn't about them growing together like Dmitri and Presley, it's more of them changing what was already there. It's definitely intense. Cora is a stronger woman, and Aidan knows exactly how to handle her. I'm excited for Aidan & Cora's book. Last question & it’s a fun one. If you were stuck on a island, which one of your Doms would you want with you?
Easy answer--Kyler. I adore him--like I'm dying to write his book. There is something so special about him and he stands out to me in the CLUB SIN series. Sometimes it's hard not to add him in just because I want him there. I have to remind myself he's only a side character--he seems to want to own the show, and I'd happily let him if I could.

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  1. I love t read about the bdsm clubs! I can't wait to read this book!

  2. What a hot, exciting book! Love the cover. Great interview. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ahh I can't wait to give it a read. Enjoyed the interview ladies!

  4. o.o this is hot!! I haven't read her but I have the first book in another series of hers!

  5. Claimed is a really sexxy'll like it a lot :)

  6. thanks BookLady :) thats what drew me in first...that cover is delicious!

  7. You gotta let me know what you think Anna..thanks!

  8. I'm loving this cover & Stacey just killed me with her I'm all impatient for the next book..lols. She writes some incredibly sexxy scenes man :)

  9. Thanks for sharing Claimed. I loved this book and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do. evamillien at gmail dot com

  10. Ooh good interview. I'm a newbie to BDSM books, this one definitely has me intrigued.

  11. Thanks Melisa ♥
    This one is pretty tame...I thinks you'll like it.

  12. Ur welcome Eva..thanks for stopping thru

  13. I really love this but I'm a little apprehensive about Cora's story. We've compared notes and agreed that what makes Dimitri special is he's more of a partner than an owner and really took care of Presley.

    Cora's a different animal altogether. I hope Stacey won't go too dark, tired of associating BDSM with Dungeons and Dragons LOL

  14. true Braine true...

    I hope so too & I like Cora because she has more experience in BDSM than Presley does, but I do agree & hope she doesn't go dark either. I would like to see a more of a romantic side to doesn't have to be all dark & scary like you said.

    I'm tire of dark and scary BDSM too..hopefully Adian will be a partner too...hopefully :)