All about Marie Haynes
Rather than go into all the long boring details of a stable childhood, let me tell a story - the story of how I met my husband. I was 15 years old and visiting my boyfriend. My boyfriend had apple trees in his yard and Scott was over helping him pick up apples off the ground. My first look at the man destined to be my husband was stupendous. He was bent over gather apples. It was love at first sight. And now, 30 years later, I still believe he has one of the finest rear ends I've ever seen. For some reason, the former boyfriend doesn't speak to either of us anymore.
How Marie Haynes got into Erotic Romance?
Simple: I love sex. I love writing. I believe that reading and sex are intrinsically necessary in order to happy. I also feel that women are finally coming into their own. No longer do we have to hide the fact that we read erotica. I think the time has come for women to embrace our sexuality with enthusiasm and pride rather than with shame and humiliation.
I've just completed a vigorous and exhausting 3 month period of working two 8 hour days and three 14 hour days a week, so I need a bit of time for recovery. However, I've been working diligently on a new blog at www.mariespleasure.blogspot.com. I'm also working on a sequel to Tasting Pleasure and have ideas and notes jotted down for about 5 other books. Hopefully, this summer I'll finish at least one if not several projects.
What Marie Haynes likes to read...
This is probably the toughest question. Right now I'm reading The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley and just finished reading Still Alice by Lisa Genova. My mother is in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease and this book actually made me feel better about the situation. For anyone who has a loved one afflicted with this terrible condition, I'd highly recommend reading this book. On a lighter note, I also enjoy reading Laurell K. Hamilton, Nora Roberts, Shakespeare and all the T.E.B.authors.
The Sensible Questions:
- 1.How have your life experiences affected your writing?
- Of course. Quite a few, actually. For instance, in Tasting Pleasure, I've cooked, created or tweaked all the recipes which begin and foreshadow each chapter. As to the other parts of the book which are based on life experiences - well - it's not nice to kiss and tell.
- 2.Which of your characters is your favourite, and why?
- This changes from day to day. Today, I'm liking Angus - the hero of Conquest of A Fairy. He's a regular guy forced into being a dominant in order save the girl. He's strong, Irish, commanding and good with his hands. What's there not to like.
- 3.What heat level do you enjoy writing most, and why?
- The hotter the better!
- 4.What authors have influenced you most (not necessarily in the romance genre)?
- Jean Auel. I love the historic details that she adds to her stories. I think that I first become attracted to the idea of being a submissive after reading her series.
- 5.Which comes to you first when you write, the basic premise of the plot, or the characters?
- All of the above and more. Sometimes it's the plot, sometimes the characters, sometimes the location. For instance, one of the projects on the back burner is an historical romance set in the hey day of Cahokia Mounds. Before Columbus was ever born, the civilization at Cahokia had been created, flourished and abandoned. This site is very close to my home and I've always loved hiking there. While I hike, my imagination kicks in and I imagine what it would have been like to have lived there around the first millennium.
- 6.What is the biggest lesson that you've learned since you began writing?
- Double, triple, quadruple check sources. One can never edit enough. If you want to get rich quick, this is not the way to do it. But, if you want to satisfy your own need to create, writing is a wonderful outlet.
- 7.Describe your writing space.
- This is a problem for me. My home is large, but old - close to 100 years old. The rooms are big and open, which I love. However, that leaves little room for privacy. I usually just write in the living room, but invariably, one of my boys or a dog or a neighbours kid (I'm the popsicle mom of the neighborhood) or the phone or a butterfly comes in and distracts me. I'm thinking that if I want to be efficient in my writing habits, this has got to change. Perhaps I need to leave the house and go a wine bar which is close by. Inspiration and quiet - that could work.Snowy house
Are any of the sexy scenes in your books based on real life?Yep. Lots and lots of them - "based on" being the key words, however.
What kind of clothing do you like to wear in order to feel sexy?Silky lingerie, new shoes. I love shoes. Shoes are works of art. A girl just can't have enough of them.
What kind of clothing do you think makes men look sexy?Blue jeans and a white button shirt with a bit of chest hair peeking out - God help me.
What is the most outrageously naughty thing you've ever done?Does having sex in a church count? What about on a public hiking trail? Your grandmother's bed? - Not that I'm admitting to anything.
The Naughty Questions:
- How many toys do you have in your toy-box? (and we don't mean Barbie dolls!)
- I was never very good at math - hence the English major - but I'd guess somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 to 20.
- What or who does your ideal man look like?
- Tall, rugged, down to earth with an easy smile and eyes go dark with passion.
Marie Haynes's Releases
- Genre: BDSM
- Rating: Total-e-Melting
- e-Book: Novel
- ISBN: 978-1-906590-55-0
Finding herself divorced, without a job and in a foreign country, Alicia decides to open her own business as a personal chef specializing in American-style food.
Little does she know that her first important client, famed photographer Maverick Devonshire, will become far more than just her employer. Unable to resist his commanding manner, she follows him into his Play Room. Once there, she discovers true empowerment and gains the confidence to become not only a successful businesswoman but also a true submissive.
Learning quickly from the consequences administered by Mr. Devonshire and his associates, Alicia finds out that her clients are not the only ones who are Tasting Pleasure.
What the reviewers are saying
"A+! Outstanding Read
Take the time to sit back and enjoy this book, you won't regret it." -Simply Romance Reviews
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Conquest of A Fairy
- Genre: Paranormal/BDSM
- Rating: Total-e-Burning
- e-Book: Novella
- ISBN: 978-1-906328-72-6
What's a half-fairy/half-mortal twenty year old girl to do? For Saoirse, the choice is simple - go to the world of the mortals and have a lovely adventure. What she didn't count on, though, was becoming possessed by the Lianhan Sidhe, the same love fairy who took possession of her mother.
Once the Love Sidhe gains control of a fairy, the poor fairy has no choice but to seduce the first man who comes along. If the man succumbs, as Saoirse's father did, he is doomed to death, but if he resists, the possessed fairy becomes his slave. Luckily for Saoirse, the first man she comes across is Angus - a strong-willed Irishman who will do anything to drive the Sidhe out of Saoirse.
What's the mother of a half-fairy/half-mortal girl to do when her only child is trapped by the same powerful Sidhe she once was? Having travelled the same road, perhaps Morganna can help her daughter exorcise the Lianhan Sidhe. What she didn't count on, though, was meeting Pat, the brother of her first love.
Pat likes a woman who knows her place and is willing to enforce his expectations with sound discipline when needed!
What the reviewers are saying
"CONQUEST OF A FAIRY is a tantalizing tale, and a very exciting read. This was an excellent first offering, and I will look forward to other stories by Ms. Haynes." -NovelTalk
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