Before I start with the interview, let me give you a tease of the book….
Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories is an erotic, cross-genre collection of short stories by three different authors. Join them as the celebrate this unique collection of stories, that simulates a collection of T.V. episodes and how they come together to create a “season.”
Romantic Times: Bedtime Stories
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi with Erotic Overtones
Heat Level: Erotic
Publisher: MTR Books
Publishing Date: Sept 1st for Episode 1; Oct 27 for Episode 2; Nov 27 for Episode 3
Series, #: Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories
Words: about 10K per story; 30K total (estimate)
by Tigris Eden, Ty Langston, and Riley Ross
Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories has a little of everything. From your everyday Contemporary Romance (The Getaway) To your Hot and Heavy Rockers turned Werewolves (Crave) and your Sci-Fi/Paranormal with Erotic overtones…. (The Genesis Project) Each Episode will entice its readers, draw them in. A quick Bedtime story before they dream, keeping them pleasantly satisfied while peaking their interests for next month’s installment. All for 99 cents. During the interim there will be previews of next month’s Episode…
Ty Langston: Well, I’m a former dancer and that I really dig, MMA, boxing, pro wrestling and comics. I loved ballet and did also tap and jazz for years along with playing the piano. I came pretty close to become a professional dancer. I’m a mix of a of everything. LOL
Tigris Eden: When I was 16, I sang at the Apollo Theater. I was in all city band, as well as all city choir, in elementary. In Jr. High I was in the marching band, and my instrument of choice was the flute. My nickname growing up was Ballerina Tina, and another word I just can’t share with you all. Sorry*winks* (It’s too embarrassing)
Riley Ross: I am addicted to playing video games, collecting purses, and I love shoes. Music is also another passion of mine. I love wrestling and football.
Ty Langston: Crave is about a young reporter named Harper who is tracking down the disappearance of a teenager who has ties to a rock band called, Crave, and its lead singer.
Harper is worked to the bone. She’s tired, she’s been working at the city beat of her paper for several years and the hours are draining. She’s wants more out of life, but is unsure how to go about it, that is until Cass St. Marie, lead singer of Crave, takes an immediate and mysterious liking to her and has some secrets of his own.
Tigris Eden: The Genesis Project is a sci-fi, futuristic world where Genesis Blackmore is created in a lab to save a race of Vampires called Pars. She doesn’t realize she’s human and neither does anyone else, with the exception of her father/creator, Vaggo Blackmore. Her physical differences cause quite the stir as everyone on New Earth has milk, white skin, and platinum hair with blue eyes. Gen is the complete opposite in every way.
Riley Ross: The Getaway is a contemporary love story between Mike and Juliet. She is stressed from family drama and he wants to whisk her away for two weeks. They have some obstacles in their way such as his scheming mother and his ex-girlfriend.
How much emotion does it take from you to write?
Ty Langston: Depending on the scene, a lot. Darien’s piece for the 3rd episode was one of the hardest things I had ever written. She’s in a dark place and it was hard to get into that mindset. It took me a few days to get it the way I wanted it come across, which was dark, sad and empty. I’m a pretty and positive person by nature so to get my head in that space was difficult.
Tigris Eden: It really depends on what I’m writing. Love scenes are a lot harder to write for me, because it’s pretty scary. Sometimes I have to stop half way through it, because there is so much going on, and half the time I get caught up in the mechanics. Usually because what I’m feeling doesn’t jive with the particular piece I’m writing. It can be very draining.
Riley Ross: Emotional scenes take a lot out of me. Sometimes I have to put on music and let the words flow freely as I type.
What is your favorite part of the book?
Ty Langston: I laugh out loud as I write this. Cass. I adore Cass and Harper’s relationship. I love their banter. It’s a riot. For every snarky thing she says, he counters it with a line that makes you either laugh out loud or fan your face due to the sexual innuendo he uses on a constant basis. I could write it all day. They (the characters) come out and say the craziest things but it is clear at the end there are genuine, deep feelings between them that I can’t wait to explore in the next book even more than I could in this one.
Tigris Eden: My favorite part is when Genesis experiences her first kiss. She faints. Literally. There is like this burst of emotions she feels coupled with a blast of multi-color fragments. It’s cute and its sweet. Plus we get to see Xander take her over.
Riley Ross: Hands down it’s the segments with Brutus the Guard Goose.
Ty Langston: Workalcoholic (Harper), sexy (Cass),vicious (Marcus)
Tigris Eden: Genesis: Naive Xander: Arrogant Adam: Combative
Riley Ross: Juliet- fierce, determined and strong Mike-charismatic, romantic, awesome
Which was the easiest character to write and the hardest ~ and why??
Ty Langston: Harper has been the easiest. I adore her because she reminds me so much of how I was at her age. I worked at a newspaper as newsroom assistant for a number of years while I worked my way through college and interned at a news station. Journalists are an amazing breed. They work crazy hours and do it because they like all of us, seek the truth or even a basic answer. May not be what we want to hear, but they risk and at times sacrifice their lives to do it. Marcus is the hardest, so far. He hates Cass on so many levels that what seems to be a logical reason at first glance has now evolved into something now more vicious and toxic and gets worse at the books go on.
Tigris Eden: The easiest character for me to write is Xander. He has an abundance of over confidence, and he’s fun to write. I can be open with him and know that he can say something you would least expect, but then still be sexy while he’s doing it. (Most of the time) The hardest to write would definitely be Gen. Trying to see the world through her eyes has been my biggest challenge. Everything is raw, and real to her. Her emotions, her feelings and just the general contact she has with those around her. I have to literally write one word descriptions of what she’s feeling next, and then evolve those words into complete sentences. I feel incompetent at times when it comes to her adventure. But I’m up for the challenge
Riley Ross: Juliet was the easiest to write because I can identify with her. Same with writing Mike, I loosely based him on my husband. The hardest character to write was Elaine, Mike’s mother. I wanted her to come across as over the top mean but show that she has a heart.
How many books are you shooting for in this series??
Ty Langston: Not sure, they’ll be at least 3. CRAVE, followed by NEED and HUNGER. Since the band Crave, is in a band, they’ll be characters and hopefully other bands, that we’ll see crossover into other stories. I’d love to have a spin off that would feature Julianne , who people really liked from episode one and she shows up in this episode as well along with a story for Sean, guitarist for Crave.
Tigris Eden: That is a really good question. I’m not sure. But I do know that the Genesis Project will be a stand-alone starting next year, and then at least one more story. I have so many projects going on it’s hard to predict at this moment. I’ll just let the chips fall where they may at this point. See where things go.
Riley Ross: 2-3. I am not quite done with Juliet and Mike. They might appear in a spinoff eventually.
What are you currently working on?
Ty Langston: NEED, the second book in the Crave series along with a contemporary romance, called Mail Order Groom which is in the editing phase now.
Tigris Eden: I have the Author’s cut of Enslaved In Shadows that I have been reworking, and then there is Burned In Shadows which is out in February. That’s what’s on my plate at the moment.
Riley Ross: I am currently working on the story for the second season. It doesn’t have a title so far.
Do you have anything due to release soon?
Ty Langston: NEED will be released in Feb, along with a special, secret project I’m working with Tigris Eden on. That will be out in the summer, I do believe.
Tigris Eden: Yes, I have the Author’s cut of Enslaved In Shadows which will be coming out in print in January as well as Burned In Shadows that will be released in Late February, early March. I’ve been going back and forth on that one as far as release date. But I should have something nailed down by mid-December. Then of course there is the secret project that I’m working on with Ty Langston that is due out hopefully sometime during the summer. We’ll see.
Riley Ross: The untitled story for the second season will be out in February.
What’s one thing that you enjoy about writing?
Ty Langston: To be able to create fun, interesting worlds and characters that connect with everyone.
Tigris Eden: The thing I love the most is, how easily it is to change things up, and go against the grain. I like to do things differently when I write. It’s fun and it gives my massive imagination free reign to mess things up J
Riley Ross: To make people laugh and to identify with the characters.
Since we’re cover hussies….what was your first impression of your cover?
Ty Langston: Our cover artist, Stephanie Fodor Scott is amazing. I was floored. It’s absolutely beautiful. It set the entire tone of what we were trying to accomplish.
Tigris Eden: There isn’t much to say Stephanie did an amazing job on the covers, and all of them have just been super HAWT! How can you not love those sexy poses!
Riley Ross: All I could think when I first saw it was WOW! I thought Stephanie Fodor Scott did an amazing job with the covers.
What do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks?
Ty Langston: Ebooks. I love my Kindle and there is nothing like being at home on a rainy or snowy night and downloading a book or two and reading it without having to go out into the elements.
Tigris Eden: I’m on the fence with this one. Depends on the book and the Author actually. If its anything by Lara Adrian, Karin Tabke or Larissa Ione I have them both on my Kindle and in Paperback. Everyone else is usually heads straight to my Kindle. 🙂
Riley Ross: E-Books all the way, you can have all of your favorites at your fingertips. Plus it’s easier to pack for road trips.
Is there a genre you would like to write but are a little apprehensive to try?
Ty Langston: Steampunk. I’d love to do it but i don’t know if I could. I leave that to others..LOL)
Tigris Eden: You ask the best questions! Yes I’d love to write Historical Romance, but scared senseless! I think I’d fail miserably, because I’d cross time periods or screw up the language, or get the period clothing wrong.
Riley Ross: Mysteries. I love to read them but don’t know if I could write one.
Okay…. personal time!!!! Oh yeah, I go there… Hahah…
If you thought you were safe… Nah… Forgot it… Not a chance! We will start off slow and easy, I promise!
What is on your night stand/dresser?
Ty Langston: A notebook, ipod and pen. (I kid you not!-Scary)
Tigris Eden: IPad, Kindle Fire, IPhone, and and, um um, personal items that I will not share! LOL (Joking) it’s just the IPad, Kindle Fire, IPhone, and my journal.
Riley Ross: A stack of books and my bridal bouquet
What are you listening to you right now?
Ty Langston: Evanscence-Bring Me Back to Life
Tigris Eden: LL playing Black Ops.
Riley Ross: Bride of the Monster by Kitty In A Casket. I have eclectic tastes in music.
What are you reading right now?
Ty Langston: Lisa Renee Jones, Vampire Wardens Series. It’s a really great fun and sexy series. Enjoying it a lot. Its my 1st time reading Lisa’s work and won’t be my last.
Tigris Eden: Nothing, I just finished reading Blood Vow though by Karin Tabke.HOT STUFF!
Riley Ross: Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel
What is your favorite season? Holiday?
Ty Langston: Christmas. Summer is my favorite season.
Tigris Eden: Fall. I love them all, sorry don’t have a favorite.
Riley Ross: Summer is my favorite season and Halloween
And what has been your best b-day present ever??
Ty Langston: Its bittersweet. It was me making arrangements to meet my sister and her family and my father (who I had just started a relationship with) in Texas. Unfortunately, it’d be the only time all of us would be together. He passed away a year after that.
Tigris Eden: Is it totally corny to say my best birthday was not on my birthday? But my son Darryl’s birthday? It’s a birthday right? It was April 19th, 1994 when my son was born. Best day ever! He’s 18 now but I remember that day as if it was yesterday. And that will stay with me forever!
Riley Ross: My two Siberian Huskies Sammie and Demon. They are my babies and the greatest gift ever.
Hard and Quick Time! Don’t think… Just answer! Okay, before we go this route, I will get us a refill on our drinks… I will be right back…
You know you do… Quickie time… Think fast.…
Are you a quickie kind girl? No.
Dark or Milk Chocolate? Milk Chocolate
Whipped or Melted? Melted
Straight up or with a twist – sex? Twist sex. (hahaha..ok, ya’ll I’m kinky)
What’s ur fave drink – in a glass or on him? On him
Spank or Flogger? Spank
Junk or Health Food? Junk
Ties or Chains? Ties
Leather or Lace? Leather
Soft or Hard… Bed, where was your mind? Hard and I wasn’t thinking bed.. (ya’ll are funny and you’re good)
Control or Be Controlled? Be Controlled
Hot Wax or Whip Cream? Whipped Cream
Vampire or Werewolf? Werewolf
Twitter and/or Facebook? Twitter
Pinterest or not? Pinterest
Are you a quickie kind girl? No
Dark or Milk Chocolate? Milk Chocolate
Whipped or Melted? Whipped
Straight up or with a twist – sex? Twisted
What’s ur fave drink – in a glass or on him? In a glass
Spank or Flogger? Flogger
Junk or Health Food? Junk
Ties or Chains? Ties
Leather or Lace? Lace
Soft or Hard… Bed, where was your mind? Soft Bed
Control or Be Controlled? Both, switch hitter
Hot Wax or Whip Cream? Whip Cream tastes better!
Vampire or Werewolf? WEREWOLVES ALL THE DAY ALL THE WAY!
Twitter and/or Facebook? Facebook.
Pinterest or not? Pinterest!
Are you a quickie kind girl? Depends on if we are going to get caught.
Dark or Milk Chocolate? Milk
Whipped or Melted? Whipped
Straight up or with a twist – sex? With a twist
What’s ur fave drink – in a glass or on him? In a glass
Spank or Flogger? Flogger
Junk or Health Food? Junk food
Ties or Chains? Ties
Leather or Lace? Both
Soft or Hard… Bed, where was your mind? Hard
Control or Be Controlled? Be controlled
Hot Wax or Whip Cream? Both
Vampire or Werewolf? Vampires (zombies should have been a choice)
Twitter and/or Facebook? Twitter
Pinterest or not? No Pinterest
Here is the low down on……..
ROMANTIC TALES: BEDTIME STORIES; Episode 1
By Author Ty Langston: CRAVE
As a reporter for the Wakefield Post, Harper Erkstine has seen everything. From murders to robberies, all of her recent stories have ended with tragic consequences so great, that she began to question if she made the right career choice for herself.
While all of her friends were dating, or going to clubs, she was winning journalism awards for covering the latest drive-by shooting or a home invasion that cost someone she knew, their lives.
She loved her job, it was rewarding to be a crime solver and get to the truth of the matter. As much as she loved her job, but the hours of a Metro beat reporter began to descend her into burn out mode.
She craved balance. A break, a welcome distraction every now and then. She forgot what it was like to have fun, to take a breath, smell the roses.
Was it wrong to want a great career and to have some kind of a personal life? She couldn’t remember the last time she had a date or danced with someone from the opposite sex.
In the middle of working on a missing person’s story that has rocked her town to the core, Harper decides as a favor to her friend and colleague to do a feature on local an up and coming rock band, called ‘Crave.’
It was a break from her routine, but Harper soon discovers that this band may have ties to the missing person, not only does she question why, but she also finds there is more to this band than just their music.
By Author Riley Ross: The Getaway
The Getaway isn’t your typical romance woman meets man of her dreams, loses him and then they get their happily ever after. It’s a romance story with hints of drama and plenty of comedy. Mike and Juliet have been dating for about four months. Juliet is madly in love with him but has never shared her feelings.
Mike hasn’t said those three magical words so she doesn’t even know if they are on the same page when it comes to their relationship. Mike takes Juliet on a two week vacation, so she can escape her family drama and stresses from her job. He has romantic surprises planned and there are several unexpected surprises for them both. How well do Mike and Juliet really know each other especially when an explosive secret from his past is revealed? Will their relationship survive a visit from his family and his ex-girlfriend? Will the secret destroy them or make them stronger as a couple? His mother has made it clear to everyone that she wants Mike back with his vile ex-girlfriend?
Will his mother sabotage her son’s relationship with Juliet? Juliet does have an ally in Mike’s father. Will Juliet fight for her love? Or will she let him go without exposing his mother for her dastardly schemes? How far will his mom go to ensure she gets what she wants for her son?
By Author Tigris Eden: The Genesis Project
Old earth has been deemed unsuitable for life, New Earth is home. With the Uni-War over, races have joined together in order to sustain their way of life. All life was deemed worth saving, but only one race failed to submit. Humans.
Now extinct, humans are a thing of the past, or at least their way of life. The people of New Earth won’t acknowledge their hand in the human’s eradication, but they have benefited from it. Dr. Vaggo Blackmore has found the answer, he’s restored his races way of life- sustenance through farming. The one thing that will give them back their long lives….. Blood: human blood.
Biologically engineered in a lab, Genesis Blackmore has always been different. Her father has told her it’s due to her enhancements, the Federated Council sees her as a genetic mutation; and her fellow peers see her as the shiny new toy. Gen has had better days.
Everyone on New Earth has milky white skin, platinum blonde hair, and electric blue eyes. It’s the norm. Genesis’ glossy, black hair, ice blue eyes ringed by gold, would have almost made her socially acceptable- if it wasn’t for her honey, almond skin and blue, gold veins. In a sea of milky white she alone is the dark anomaly.
All Pars get their life’s nourishment through blood plasma. All Pars find their match through the tasting. Gen can do neither, forbidden by her father to do so. She can neither taste, nor be tasted. Something that’s never bothered her until now.
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ROMANTIC TALES: BEDTIME STORIES; Episode 2
Author Ty Langston’s: CRAVE
Exhausted and burnt out due to a mix of long hours and a steady diet of working hardened news stories, left Harper at a loss when she met the magnetic and mysterious lead singer of Crave, Cass St. Marie.
She was drawn to him, yet frightened. What was he? Who was he? Did he have anything to do with Darien’s disappearance?
Desperate for the truth, the more she talked with him, the more attracted she became. Did he really have the answers she sought or was he a distraction of something more sinister.
Author Tigris Eden’s: The Genesis Project
Xander Treegold sees something in Genesis that he can’t explain. Is it her oddity that captures him or her innocence? Xander’s never taken no for an answer when it comes to getting what he wants and at every opportunity that is given to him Xander seems to fail miserably. That is until he pulls Genesis into a dark alcove in the Great Hall where others are preparing for their journey back to New Earth for Luna.
Will Genesis succumb to his attentions or will she once again deny him the only thing he’s ever truly wanted…. Her.
Politics and other’s seem to get in the way of his every intentions and as Luna approaches so does the private tasting he’s invited Genesis to. Will she indulge like the rest of them, or will she stand in the back, watching, wanting, and needing to be tasted as much as the next female.
Gen is happy to finally be back home with her father Vaggo, and as short as this homecoming is, she is determined not to let the outside influence of Xander Treegold convince her of his intentions. With Adam constantly showing up at her door step, attempting to sway her away from his soon to be brother –in-law she finds that Professor Aylet is correct in her assumptions. There are two males that make her question her every feeling.
Adam’s sultry scent and Xander’s fire.
Author Riley Ross’: The Getaway
Mike and Juliet deal with the repercussions of his mother and Brooke’s actions. Juliet and Elaine come to an uneasy truce to appease Mike.
A surprising secret involving Brooke and a member of Mike’s family threatens to ruin a relationship. Will a surprising proposal shatter their unholy alliance or bring them closer together?
In Episode 3 Things are heating up in each story.
Juliet gives an answer to Mike’s surprising proposal and they are on a mad scramble to pull off a wedding in six days. Will it go off without a hitch or will someone try to destroy their happiness. Come along for the conclusion of The Getaway for Season 1
The Genesis Project.
A choice is made, and a secret is revealed. All are not what they seem to be in this last installment of The Genesis Project. Xander knows who and what Gen is, but there is still one piece to the puzzle missing. This ending is promised to leave you all up in arms! Be sure to find out what happens to the conclusion of The Genesis Project for Season 1
Desperate for a way out, the missing Darien Anderson resurfaces. The reasons why she was captured were not for the reasons everyone thought.
The answers will not only shock all, but also have a tremendous rippled effect for all involved. Especially, Cass and Harper at the conclusion of Crave.
Now it is time for the Authors…. Here is some dirty dirt on them… 🙂
MEET THE AUTHORS:
To date I haven’t published anything yet but I love to write wrestling fan fiction, romance and light erotica. I will be married for fifteen years this month to my best friend and Prince Charming all rolled into one. I am mommy to two Siberian Huskies.
As a child, multi-published author Ty Langston loved to read about dragons and knights so much that one day, her grandmother told her to “just write about them.”
So she did.
From that day forward, she never left home without her pen, a notebook, and some kind of music playing in the background. Her love of reading expanded from fantasy into science fiction, and eventually into paranormal romance and erotica.
She enjoys different works from George Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Stephen King, and Jackie Collins. But some of Ty’s favorite writers are from the world of TV and film: namely, Tudors creator Michael Hirst, and the late John Hughes.
Ty has a certificate in Broadcast Journalism along with a degree in Business Administration.
She is single and enjoys spending time with friends and family
Author of Shadow Unit Series, 1st Book Enslaved In Shadows… I love all things books! Music and much more! I write PNR, Contemporary, SCI-FI, Erotic, and HORROR….. Yes I love the gore! Currently working on Burned In Shadows… Due out sometime in January 2013.
There isn’t much to say about me truly… I am not that interesting… But I promise to make you laugh at least once!
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