It’s time for the July New Series Spotlight! If you love series books as much as we do, you’ll know that there are tons of them out there, and we don’t always find out about them right when they come out. So we are trying to help you find some new series reads. Each month we will feature a new up and coming series that we think you should know about!
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Today we have the two ladies, Lorelie Brown and Carrie Lofty, who collectively make up Katie Porter. They are here to tell us about their new series Vegas Top Guns. Who could resist the combination of Vegas, the men and women who fly really neat aircraft at high speeds and their well, lets just say methods of relieving stress… Enjoy!
New Series Description:
Katie Porter’s “Vegas Top Guns” series of erotic romances features U.S. Air Force pilots from the 64th Aggressor Squadron. Set against the hot, wicked backdrop of Sin City, these uninhibited romantic partnerships explore the many forms desire can take—including role-playing, erotic power exchange, male submission, and voyeurism.
How did the idea come about:
Lorelie: In 2010, my boys and I accompanied my husband on a business trip to Las Vegas. We had a good time (naturally) but I couldn’t help thinking about what it would be like to be there sans-children. Plus I saw signs for some “Vegas Single People Weekend” (though they had a much snappier name for it). I came home from that trip and told Carrie that I was thinking about writing a contemporary set in Vegas. I tried to hash out the details—who my hero and heroine would be—but it wasn’t quite working. And then one day, Carrie emailed me that she’d had a dream we were going to co-write my Vegas idea under the name Bettina Mills. Stupid pen name. Brilliant idea. The rest of it took off from there.
Carrie: OMG, I totally forgot about Bettina Mills. What was my subconscious thinking? Apparently dirty thoughts that were only slightly misguided. Originally we thought we’d write them for Harlequin’s Blaze line, but quickly realized that we were way too raunchy and sexually experimental for even that line. Samhain was the way to go, and our editor, Sasha Knight, has been incredibly enthusiastic about our partnership. We’re currently contracted for more books than my brain can contemplate all at once. Good times!
Lorelie: The Vegas Top Guns series is five books long. Each book follows a new hero and heroine, and at least one of them is a fighter pilot—because who doesn’t love a man (or woman) in uniform? More than that, each book features a new kink. We had a blast playing around with a bunch of different stuff.
Carrie: Playing around? It was more like falling into a rabbit hole of kink. (That didn’t sound right.) Role-playing? Fairly straight forward. But femdom, dubious consent, and voyeurism? That took extensive…research. Sure. We’ll call it that. We wrote these as the erotic romances we wanted to read. Lots of emotion, lots of angsty longing, plus sex that singes eyebrows, speeds heartbeats, and still enhances the romantic connection between the hero and heroine. Sexual exploration and trust go hand in hand with romance. Hopefully readers will agree that we achieved a great balance.
You can find Katie Porter at the links below.
Don’t forget to check back later today for a review of Double Down by MinnChica and E_.