WATCH OUT: Tonya Kinzer Interview
I want to welcome you all to another edition of Watch Out. This week I’m excited to bring you author Tonya Kinzer.
Welcome to Watch Out, Tonya, it is so great to have you here.
SC: For the readers out there who might not know about you or your work, can you please tell them a little about yourself.
Tonya: First, thank you so much for having me today so I can chat with your readers, too. I’ve been writing for years but only recently decided to put it ‘out there’. I love that the erotic genre can go almost anywhere so the field is wide open and any topic is ‘up’ for discussion. I’m married and hubby and I have two Siamese cats who keep us entertained. That is, when we’re home long enough to spend time with them. We own our own business so that keeps us at the office, where I also write or take to the net when I’m not ‘working’ at my day job even though I’m AT my day job. Is that bad?? I’m a techie, love working with photo shop, creating covers, back grounds, book marks, etc..comes along with also knowing a bit about networks and servers.
SC: Can you tell us a little about your current release?
Tonya: I wrote The Boss’s Pet years ago for hubby because he is my boss at the office, I suppose, and this just fit us so well. He also introduced me into the world of bondage, per sae, and I learn a little more every day. I’ve also learned, from listening to friends, that women tend to think of themselves last, whether it’s regarding family or their love life. They satisfy their partner yet don’t get the same in return, nor do they ask to be satisfied when they are just as horny as their man! Why is this? If someone can enlighten me, I’d love to discuss this because I just don’t understand why they allow that to happen and end up frustrated. Now I’m off on a tangent….sorry!
SC: The publishing industry is constantly changing; do you think that eBooks will one day make paperback books nonexistent?
Tonya: I don’t think paperbacks will ever be non-existent but ebooks are flooding the market because it’s another item we can have instantly and let’s face it, that is what our society has become accustomed to…’I want it NOW!’ So, as long as I can stay abreast of what’s happening out there and what our readers want, I plan to stay current with the needs of my readers and …. What we write is what they want!
SC: Which do you prefer eBooks or paperback?
Tonya: I prefer paperback but I do have to admit, the racy covers we produce are probably best downloaded! Regarding the historical/contemporary romances, I prefer the good ol’ paperback!
SC: What influences the topics, and genre’s that you pick to write a story in?
Tonya: I choose things that I like to read about and topics that curl my toes. Maybe some scenes are even things I’ve not experienced but hope the research has provided me with enough information that the reader becomes part of the scene and hence, doesn’t realize that I’ve NOT experienced some of what I write. If I may borrow a line…those who write murder mystery/thrillers have not killed yet that is what THEY write about.
SC: One thing readers might be surprised to know about you?
Tonya: …….I’m your neighbour or the sweetheart next door that you’d NEVER suspect would write erotic romance that makes you seep into your panties!
SC: Do you think writing a character with flaws makes the story more relatable to the reader?
Tonya: The more real we can make our characters, the more the reader will relate to them. They have to be so human-like that the reader would want to be their best friend, flaw or no flaw. Not all the characters are going to be size two because the majority of the world isn’t size two, although maybe it’d be nice to be that size for week just because…and I’m NOT a size two! I like to show that my characters exercise and try to stay in shape but they also like to eat and drink. To be in shape doesn’t happen, one has to work at it; some are obsessive, another flaw, because they don’t want others to see them as not being in control. So, do they readers think being submissive is being in control? *wink* If we weren’t, would our Masters be able to do what they do? That’s for another day!
SC: What is the biggest misconception you think people have about erotic authors?
Tonya: Those who have misconceptions don’t read erotic romance. Our readers don’t have misconceptions about us, other than to perhaps assume we’ve done EVERYTHING we write about. Not true! Then again, that may be the biggest turn on for some of having their fantasy that we’ve done it all.
SC: What’s your guilty pleasure (if any)?
Tonya: I LOVE dark chocolate, does that count? Dark chocolate truffles, Lindt, Godiva…mmmmm! Oh, and dark chocolate syrup! *wicked laugh*
SC: Your favourite part about being an author?
Tonya: I love creating a world of pleasure, of characters that readers want to know more about and I hope I can make them beg for more of those characters. I like to make it possible for some to experience a new sexual act that they’ve not had a chance to try yet. When they get up the courage to discuss it with their partner then also ask for that to be done to them! Spreading chocolate sauce in places you were taught it doesn’t go…..is not all bad. Change your frame of mind. Be not afraid…how can you experience love when you’re afraid to take what you want. Perhaps your partner is dreaming of that day….make it happen!
SC: What are you currently reading?
Tonya: Best Lover in Town by Brenda Woody and Steve Tindle, friends of mine I met on the net and now we chat quite a bit. Their next release will be out in July, Temptation Triggers, and I truly think it will be way better than their first book. They write as a team and are fun to talk with.
SC: What do you think sets your stories apart from other authors?
Tonya: I don’t think my books will be so much set apart from others but will fit nicely in your library alongside books of the same type. I write about soft bondage, restraints, training, anal play, BDSM but I don’t think you’ll ever find severe torture or needle pain in my books, I’m just not into that kind of thing.
SC: Is there anything you’re currently working on that you can give us a taste of?
Tonya: I’d love to share a few paragraphs of the free read I’m working which is actually the ‘prequel’ to Office Training Goes Home, titled The Boss’s Pet: The Contract. I wanted my readers to know more about Sondra and Nick if I expect them to continue reading the series I have planned for these two characters. Nick will be taking Sondra deeper into the world of a Dom/sub relationship so please stay tuned!
BLURB: Turning her in his arms, he wanted to see all of her. “You’re gorgeous, Sondra.” At the same time, she began to unbuckle his belt and loosen his slacks until they fell at his feet. His black thong matched hers but for the protrusion in the front. Sondra’s hand moved down his shaft and her nails lightly dug into the boys with a firm grip. “Be careful, woman, danger lies there.”
“I think I can handle danger…it’s the after effects that might be hard to deal with.”
“I think you might have a few tension knots in your back and shoulders that we need to tend to first. Spread out your towels at the edge of the bed and lay on your stomach for me.”
Watching her in the dim light churned his needs. Sensuous curves begged to be caressed. She pulled one of her pillows to place on the bed where her stomach would be then spread out the towels along the edge of the bed, twisted her hair and put in the clip, then seductively lay on her stomach for him. Immediately Nick thought of his tie in the other room. “Don’t move I’ll be right back, just close your eyes and relax.”
Back in her bedroom, Nick looped his tie around his neck then ran his hands up Sondra’s back, over her shoulders and down her arms. “Move your arms up over your head. I can get to the muscles better.”
Without hesitation, her arms rested on the bed above her head and Nick’s shaft hardened even more as he laid her wrists over one another then very lightly tied them together with his tie. A satisfied moan slipped from her throat letting him know she was okay with it. Visions of what he could do to her in the future filtered through his mind, seeing her tied and helpless while he explored her tender body. Taking it slow with her would gently introduce her to his lifestyle.
He grabbed the bottle of oil and straddled her thighs. Pouring oil into his palm, he pressed down the squirt tip, dropped it on the bed and rubbed his hands together over her back, allowing a few drops on her skin. The scent of eucalyptus and lavender filled his senses; he would forever associate this scent with Sondra. Lightly his hands touched her back then firmly moved up her spine to her shoulders, feeling for knots and smoothing them out one at a time. The softness of her skin tortured his senses; he wanted inside her so bad he could taste it. Tasting her would be his next move but knew he had to take his time. His fingers moved to her sides as his thumbs moved along her spine, massaging the firm muscles of her well toned back. The soft flesh of her breasts touched his finger tips and he pressed firmly there, too.
Then her back arched inward, pressing her pelvis into the pillows as she moaned again. A quick intake of breath filled Nick’s lungs. Her pleasure was in his hands and he was prepared to take her to the edge. Spreading the oil lower on her back, he rubbed it in along her hips before moving up and over her cheeks. The bottle of oil dribbled as he poured more in his palm, letting it drip into the crack of her ass and watched as the drops of oil slid lower toward her woman’s center. He dropped a few more as they slid to join the rest of the oil and imagined exactly where it was settling. Warming the rest of the oil in his hand, he then placed them directly on the cheeks, taking her flesh between his thumbs and fingers, massaging, swirling the oil over her skin, pressing up, then down. Nick moved her cheeks a bit wider apart then moved a thumb slowly through down the crack and back up, taking each cheek and massaging, pulling them apart so he could peek then holding her open for a few seconds before continuing. Her pink rosebud winked at him more than once. He couldn’t resist holder her open with one hand while his fingers oiled the bud, barely touching as his fingers moved over her.
Sondra squirmed a bit but only to separate her legs which surprised and thrilled Nick. Never missing an offered opportunity, Nick touched her bud and pressed ever so slightly then pushed more, up to his first knuckle. Out came his finger for more oil and then he pressed in again.
“It’s okay, pet….I’ll go slow but let me show you how much pleasure this will bring you. Trust me here…just relax…” Grabbing the oil again, he lifted the squirt tip and a few more drops landed directly on her bud and his finger push it in…ever so slowly…past his first knuckle and he swirled his fingertip around, feeling her tighten then relax. He pushed further and slowly swirled more before moving his finger in and out, getting a slow rhythm going. Kneeling beside her now, without removing his hand, his other fingers slipped lower and entered her through the silky juices there and her body responded. Her hips moved and squirmed as his fingers went deeper, swirling in both places until Sondra struggled to move her hands.
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SC: What is the best advice you ever got with regards to writing?
Tonya: The best advice came from one of my critique partners years ago….always use all five senses. The reader needs to be able to smell what the character smells, feel what the character touches, taste what the character eats….or licks! *wink*
SC: Any advice for new writers out there?
Tonya: Your writing should not read like an instruction manual! It has to flow and be natural, not short choppy sentences. Read your work out loud. If the flow isn’t there, it won’t be for the reader either. Dialogue is not an enemy; allow your characters to communicate. Let the reader feel what your characters feel so the emotion is in the writing.
SC: Where can readers find out more about you and your work?
Tonya: I’ve recently began my website; it’ up but still under construction so please don’t judge me on my website yet! My day job at the office keeps me very busy. LOL – my blog came first which is where most of my links can be found, then Facebook, Twitter and now my Fan Page. We have to start somewhere, yes? My work is available for download at Smashwords, on Nook at Barnes and Noble, and a few other sites out there. I love doing techie stuff like my covers, websites, book marks, formatting my work for various formats and I do self publish but that’s not to say I won’t one day send a submission to a publisher.
Some of my websites are:
Blog Site: http://tonyakinzer.blogspot.com
Website: http://tonyakinzer.webs.com/ (under construction, be nice – LOL)
FB Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_163160073732655