Are you ready for some smex? If so then welcome to Casual Smex Friday! Have you recovered for the post Thanksgiving shopping blitz and you're ready for some good old, down and dirty smexing? Then remember that today as always, you’re encouraged to sit back, relax and get smexy. Just remember, smex day posts consist of four segments.
1.) The Quickie- For those of you who only have time for some quick relief.
2.) The Afternoon Delight- For the reader who wants a little foreplay before smexing.
3.) The Midnight Grind-For those of you who want to go beyond foreplay and get to main show.
4.) The After Glow Strut- For those of you not afraid to show your love and go for another round.
Today I’m bringing you an interview with the mythicaly and smexily inclined Rosanna Leo. Let’s get started shall we?
Name: Rosanna Leo
Stats: Rosanna Leo is a multipublished author with Liquid Silver Books. Her favorite things are her family, dusty libraries and Nutella. She loves it when the geeky girl ends up with the hot guy. Rosanna is the author of For the Love of a God, Up In Flames, Sweet Hell, The Selkie and the upcoming Sunburn.
Latest Release: The Selkie
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
The Selkie, Blurb: This was supposed to be her year. However, after losing her job and discovering her fiancé cheating, Maggie Collins has her doubts. When her grandmother dies, she hits rock bottom. Maggie travels to her grandmother’s home in Orkney, Scotland to sort through her gran’s things, only to discover the old woman has left her a seal pelt as her inheritance. She also learns that others are after the pelt.
To add to her frustration, Maggie’s dreams are filled with luscious images of a long-haired man, images that draw her to the magical beaches in Orkney. Although she’s lost her trust in men, this dream man inspires her with a lust she’s never known before.
Calan Kirk has also been dreaming. Dreaming of Maggie, the mortal woman who arouses him as no other woman ever has. Meeting her in the flesh when she arrives in Orkney is nothing short of spontaneous sexual combustion. But she is a human, and not to be trusted. He needs the seal pelt, not a red-haired temptress.
As a thief ransacks Maggie’s grandmother’s house, Maggie and Calan are thrust together. They must search for the animal skin, a mythical relic which once found, will either bring them together or rip them apart forever.
Availability: Liquid Silver Books | Amazon
Smex Quotient: Did you see that book cover? Seriously, did you see it?! I want a freakin' selkie and I want one now! All I can say is yum and please Rosanna, can I please, please have some more!
The Afternoon Delight…
What is a selkie and what made you decide on a incorporating the selkie myth into a romance?
Rosanna: Great question, Laurel! A selkie is a mythological creature from Scottish and Irish folklore. It is a seal shape shifter, basically...with a very sexy twist. When a selkie is wearing his/her seal pelt, they can move as a seal in water. However, they can shed their seal skins and become human and live on land. The myth says that if you find a discarded selkie pelt, that selkie is obliged to pleasure you. And selkies are reputed to have incredible lovemaking abilities. So search those beaches! However, the selkie will always want to return to his beloved sea and will try to find his pelt. There are countless legends of selkies who've been "captured" for a time, even sired children with humans. However, when they find that hidden pelt, they drop everything and leave, even deserting their devastated human partners. I thought this was a very sexy myth, and formed a great conflict for two characters. Will he leave? Won't he?
I love Maggie's character, you just wanna grab her and give her a big old hug. What inspiration did you have for her character?
Rosanna: I actually know a woman, a wonderful, giving woman, who was horribly mistreated by a couple of men. Without saying anything too personal, let's just say her story really inspired me, and I wanted to give her a happy ending.
Maggie and Calan have some pretty hot and heavy, OMG! Chemistry. How did you decide how these two would first meet (outside of their dreams of course)?
Rosanna: Thank-you Laurel! I knew their first meeting had to be on an Orkney beach. After all, he is a creature of the sea and Maggie was so fond of her grandmother's Orkney heritage. There's something inherently sexy about love on a beach. I knew I wanted that first proper glimpse of Calan to be with him rising out of the dark waves, his hair wet and streaming down his back, water droplets kissing his bare skin. I wanted Maggie to be utterly blown away by this man.
I never thought I would ever say this but...Calan is one sexy seal! How did you decide what the embodiment of a hot water seal would look like in flesh and manly bone?
Rosanna: Well, when you read the myths, selkies are hot! And any artist interpretation has been so as well. People said to me, "I don't know about seal shape shifters." But when you research these legends, the human forms of these creatures are stunning, captivating. He had to be super gorgeous. And I made him cheeky, but a little badass, to compensate for any visions of cuddly seals. Calan is mostly man in my book. I don't dwell on the seal much. I talk more about the powers granted to one like him.
If Maggie and Calan were to participate in Casual Smex Friday, which segment would they each like the most, The Quickie, The Afternoon Delight or the Midnight Grind?
Rosanna: I have no doubt that Maggie and Calan have experienced all of these pleasures many times! LOL. They are...how shall we say...very active. And as Calan puts it himself, selkie appetities are insatiable!
Can readers expect to see more of Maggie and Calan anytime in the future? If not do you have any other mystically inclined works to whet our appetites?
Rosanna: Well, Calan has 6 dishy brothers, and I'm already planning the next brother's story. I'm sure Calan and Maggie will make a little appearance there. And if you like myth, I have several Greek god novels to my credit: For the Love of a God, Sweet Hell, and the upcoming Sunburn (releases Jan. 7). I love my men supernatural and mythological, and adore pairing these incredible creatures with flustered, geeky mortal women!
So banish any thoughts of cold wet seals, and imagine the smooth hot bodies of two people intent on pleasuring each other. Hmmm the beach never seemed so appealing so brace yourselves for some sandy naughty fun...
She was attempting to stand on her wobbly legs, only to fall back down on her bottom, when she heard the sound of splashing water. Thinking it was her seal, Maggie turned to look.
Her breath caught in her throat. It wasn’t the animal at all.
It was a man. He was rising out of the waves, walking toward her. She froze. He was nude, utterly nude, and was staring at her with overflowing intimacy. As if they’d had, God help her, relations.
And she realized, with sudden panic, they’d had! In her dreams. He was the seal-man from all her sex dreams.
Her first instinct was to call for help, but there was no one near. And then she realized with frightening awareness that she didn’t want any help anyway. Glued to her spot, she couldn’t help but drink him in.
He was beautiful, if unnervingly wet and naked. He had long, shiny, brown hair that hung down past his shoulders. His face could have belonged on an ad for expensive cologne, and he had a body to match. Sculpted shoulders gave way to arms corded in muscle. His defined chest was blanketed by a smattering of sparse, brown hair that led tantalizingly to his rock-hard abs.
Maggie held her breath as her gaze traveled lower on his body, taking in trim calves and thighs a quarterback would envy. And, she noted with simultaneous hunger and horror, his penis was the biggest she’d ever had the pleasure of seeing. It was thick and long and glistening with the droplets of water that yet cascaded over his body. And it seemed to be reaching for her. She gulped, and forced herself to look back up at his face.
There was a faint glow about his skin, a shimmery aura. Dismissing it as a trick of the moonlight, she shook her head.
He was almost upon her, and his full lips were taut in a teasing grin. Maybe he was a surfer who’d lost not only his board, but his shorts in the waves. She knew she should be frantic, but wasn’t. There was something in his brown eyes that was so familiar, so soothing, even as they swept over her own body with lustful appreciation.
He stopped in front of her, and stood boldly, unashamed of his glorious nakedness. She managed to spit out one hushed word. “You.”
“You,” was his equally awed reply.
The After Glow Strut…
Are you jonesing for some more Rosanna Leo? Have you gotten hooked on some Godly, selkie goodness and you crave some more? Well don't despair you can find Rosanna on her website and other interweb locations to get your smexy fix. Stop by and show her some smexy love.