Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Guest Post & Giveaway with Author Cari Quinn

Today I want to welcome Author Cari Quinn.. *waves* Hi Cari!!! Thank you for coming by, I really appreciate it! Now lets talk sex.....

Oh, sex...
Thanks to Danielle for inviting me here today! And be sure to comment for your chance to win one of my backlist erotic contemporary e-books! See what's available from me at (which is woefully out of date and due to be redesigned soon!)
I admit it, I'm partial to sexy scenes in books. Why? Well, honestly, sex is fun. It gets the blood pumping, brings people closer together, relieves stress, helps people to forget their problems - though admittedly it sometimes brings up all new ones ;) - and allows people to learn more about themselves through what they enjoy. What's not to like?
As an erotic writer, my sex scenes are usually pretty hot. I don't close the door or pull up the bedsheet and I don't use purple prose or euphemisms for body parts. The whole enchilada is described from foreplay to climax and let me tell you, those scenes are fun to write! Each couple makes love differently and it's a challenge to make each scene unique. Playing with each hero and heroine's quirks and special weaknesses is the stuff of good fiction and I love exploring that.
Since I like nothing more than showing off my wares, here's a couple snippets from three different stories of mine. Bring on the smex!
In Insatiable, Rachel and Shawn have been best friends since childhood. Sex, however, brings all new dimensions to their relationship...
“What’s your rush?” he whispered before she seized his mouth, the pressure of her lips and tongue no longer slumberous but punishing.
“No talking.” She hiked her skirt up, bunching it around her waist as she settled herself directly on his cock, with only the thin material of her panties and his briefs separating them. Her arousal drenched the fabric, taunting him with the nearness of her pussy.
At his sharp inhale, she gripped his shoulders, her fingers digging in as she moved back and forth, up and down, until the friction made him reach up with his unchained hand to drag her mouth back for a desperate kiss.
Rachel jerked in his hold, her thighs molding to his hips as he thrust against the wispy barrier between them. With her center inches away, he couldn’t think. How many times had he used his own hand to simulate what it would be like to be inside her? The insistent pressure, the heat, the wetness. He’d wanted to know her that way, every way. Leaving no secrets or boundaries between them.
And now it was happening. Finally.
In Reveal Me, Alana and Nicky used to be sort of friends in high school but haven't seen each other in forever. Funny how little time it takes them to get reacquainted...
Tormenting him was fun. His rough exhales definitely encouraged her mischievous side. Maybe she’d have to take him home after all.

Easing forward, she crawled up his body to explore. She started with long licks of his stubbled throat, butterfly kisses along his jaw, quick nips of his earlobe. He had a tiny mole near his collarbone, and a wet kiss there made him groan. His aftershave was subtle, just a hint of alpine that fit the woodsy scents surrounding them. Even the crisp aroma of his shampoo ignited her lust.

He drove his hands in her hair and dragged her face back to his. His tongue took possession of her mouth, his tempo slow and unhurried despite the rigid shaft trapped between their stomachs. The kiss went on forever. She hadn’t been consumed like this in years, if ever. These were soul-searching kisses, the kind long-term lovers shared. His hands didn’t wander her body but just the sensual movements of his mouth wet her thighs.

She massaged his cock while the nails of her free hand dug into his chest. He grabbed her wrist, lifting her fingers to his lips. “Give me a taste.” His satisfied groan rang out as he sucked her finger deep. “Oh sweetheart. Chocolate ice cream has nothing on you.”
And in Provoke Me, due out from Ellora's Cave soon, Kelly and Spencer have worked together for three years. But an unexpected meet up at a voyeurism club gives a whole new meaning to Kelly working under her boss...

She bucked against him, giving her an instant where he dropped his guard and the arm he’d used to cage her in. Then she grabbed his hand and pulled it down, pressing it against her belly. Giving herself that extra second before she took things to a place they couldn’t step back from.

His fingers flexed in her hold. Go for it.

But before she could, he went for it for her. He slid his hand down between her legs, rubbing hard. She jerked her hips against his hand, desperate for more. Her clit ached with banked need and the friction of his brusque touch gave her just what she needed. As wet as she was, she barely needed any stimulation at all and he’d already given her a damn overload.

Her heart pounded frantically and she opened her mouth on a soft cry. He ground his hand, circling, dragging it up and down until her cries became one long, endless moan.

To hell with lighting a match, he’d just thrown a torch into the forest. it's your turn. Do you like reading erotic books? How far do you like your sex scenes to go? Should they stay on the vanilla side or go all the way to chocolate with, erm, nuts? ;) 
**Cari will be giving away a book from her backlist including Insatiable   ( Insatiable Review ) or Undercover Lovers ( Uncover Lovers Review ) a lucky commenter. She will be picking the winner. Have fun and Good Luck!!! **


  1. I have a few Cari Quinn books in my tbr pile, and after reading this, I must get to them! Great guest post, and I almost forgot-don't enter me in the giveaway as I have Insatiable already. :)

  2. Yes! What is not to like right!!! I love the details and it could be chocolate or vanilla but definitely with nuts!! LOL!

  3. I love everything you had to say about sex scenes Cari! I don't think sex scenes should stay on the vanilla side's about sex! LOL! I like my sex scenes very naughty and sometimes I like them with chocolate, nuts, bananas (wiggles brows) whip cream, and a cherry on top. On top of the banana of course! LOL! Just give me the whole sundae!

  4. Cari writes some smokin' sex scenes. Girl's got talent! Can't wait to read Insatiable :)

  5. I say go all in with the nuts and really it depends on the story and how it relates to the story and characters.



  6. awesome guest to have great giveaway and your allowing me let my dirty mind speak by saying hells yes i love hot steamy sex scenes. the hotter the better. i love erotica and sometimes you just cant help but get all warm over some written sex scenes. i say go big if your going to do it and i will gladly read it eagerly.


  7. I should not have read those excerpts while at work...whew! Loved the interview. I'd love to get my hands on those men even if it's in my dreams. Thanks!!

    Hollybwright at comcast dot net

  8. All the way with the chocolate and nuts! Hot sex scenes!

  9. Do you like reading erotic books? How far do you like your sex scenes to go? Should they stay on the vanilla side or go all the way to chocolate with, erm, nuts? ;)

    I love erotic books - the dirtier the better. I enjoy reading/picturing the ins and out if they're written well. Nuts are good, very good.

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction :)

  10. i love reading erotic books...the more nuts whip cream etc the better...alwasy with a cherry topper..

    Chele Blades

  11. I enjoy erotic romance more than straight erotica. I like the emotional connection between characters as wellas the physical.

    The more you read, the more vanilla becomes richer. Plenty of nuts are fine as long as it's realistic, some scenes have me spending more time figuring out logistics than just enjoying the writing.

  12. The hotter the better is what I like. Definately don't want just plain vanilla must have lots of varity and the more the better. LOL
    GFC: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  13. Susan R: (since I can't seem to get this to work off my google account any more, figured I would type it in here - I am not really anonymous!!)

    I like my sex scenes to go all the way!! I am a big erotic romance fan!

    susanmik AT gmail DOT com

  14. I have never read any of Cari's books but would love to. I love all types of romance and the more erotic ones, ironically should have an even better plot line I think. I do not like too much sex, like every other page. But all the way from vanilla to chocolate and back is good with me.

    lastnerve2000 at gmail dot com

  15. Great excerpts and I can't wait for Provoke Me.

    BTW, the hotter the better.

  16. The hotter the love scene the better I say. No vanilla here..all the way with chocolate and nuts :D

  17. Huge thanks to Danielle for having me today! And thank you to everyone else for stopping by. :)

    I'm glad to hear so many of you like your ice cream with lots of toppings...job security for me, LOL. Though I agree, vanilla can be great too. I guess it's all in how it's, hmm, churned together, to keep up with the ice cream metaphors. :D

  18. All the way for me, then I want seconds! I'm going to add Ms Quinns books to my TBR pile for sure. :D

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    jcross719 at yahoo dot com

  19. I love everything I've read by Cari! Super hot chocolate with every imaginable topping is what I like, and is always delivered!!

  20. Chocolate and nuts with caramel as far as I'm concerned! I love mt love scenes!

    rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

  21. Love erotica! I say all the way when it comes to sex scenes. Although "vanilla" is good for some books and has it's appeal in it's own way when it comes to erotica I guess I expect wilder, edgier more uninhibited sex scenes. I'll read anything at least once ;)

    cindimitchell AT cox DOT net

  22. wow, what a hot guest post!!
    My answers would be: Heck ya- all the way- with chocolate! LOL
    I recently just wrote a review saying how important the sex scenes were to that book, and now I read this! Oh boy, I need to read one of your books NOW!


  23. My Google Account doesn't like me so I keep having to post as anonymous....GFC Name: Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother…This is a great post...I am only sorry I joined so late!

    I agree...I say take the sex scenes all the way. Let us the readers know exactly what the charecters are doing.

    I will however say like that there are stories out there with just a hint of sex so that my teen daughter can enjoy reading as much as I do! It will be a few years yet before she is reading the full blown nutty sex scenes!

    Thanks! mmafsmith at gmail dot com