Thursday, February 28, 2013

Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Eden Bradley



 One of my absolute favorite BDSM writers is Eden Bradley. Each story I read of hers puts me in a different state of mind. I can feel each words, each emotion, each character. I love it! I have read just about every book she's put out and enjoyed each one.

I am so excited to have Eden stop by today and give us some fun facts about Breaking Skye!



 

Eight fun facts about BREAKING SKYE:

 

~1: Adam Dunne is loosely based on a combination of a real Dominant I met in San Francisco at a club and a guy I met in at a small resort in the mountains of Mexico…with a little flair added, of course. 

~2: I used to live in San Francisco, and Adam’s house actually exists there-it’s one I drove past on my way to work every day and fell in love with. 

~3: This book was written originally in 2005. I always knew there was more story to tell, but this was early in my career and I wrote in answer to a call for an anthology put out by an e-publisher, and there was a limit regarding length. When I got my rights to the story back a couple of years ago I was dying to dive back into it, but other contracted books kept putting this one on the back burner. Finally, I was able to get my hands in there! It was great to have the opportunity to dive deeper into who Adam and Skye are, deeper into their relationship, and deeper into their sensual kink. The story has nearly doubled in length, and I think it’s much better for it. 

~4: I came up with the title first, which has never happened since. The words came to me and I thought they were beautiful—then I figured out what to do with them.

 ~5: When I first sat down to write this book I intended to make it a much heavier dungeon-centered story, but the characters just led me in a different direction. They get so bossy sometimes! Especially Adam. *G* 

~6: I take my ‘research’ seriously, and have done everything in this book. ‘Nuff said. : )

~7: There will be a spin-off story as soon as I have time in my schedule to write it!

 ~8: The excerpt below is probably my favorite scene in the book—especially the way it ends. But you’ll have to read the book to see what happens…;)
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BREAKING SKYE is available now on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords & Kobo!


When power play becomes more than just a game…

BDSM. Submission. Spanking…These are the things Skye has always craved, the desires she has never allowed herself to explore. Until now. She thought she was looking for a single experience, something to purge these strange yearnings from her system. Instead she finds a man whose absolute authority and stunning good looks leave her breathless, willing to do anything he asks of her. But only for one night…

Adam has other ideas. Skye could be the perfect submissive once he’s done training her—for someone else. For him, that’s always the way it’s been. But Skye is different. Enticing. Intoxicating. Irresistible. Soon all he can think of is breaking Skye—and keeping her for himself.

 Includes tons of bonus content! Excerpts from five of Eden Bradley’s books, plus added excerpts from authors R.G. Alexander and Robin L. Rotham!

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EXCERPT:

When he took her hand and led her into the dining room she followed with her head bowed, her body absolutely on fire already.

The light in the dining room was dim, but she could still see the carved legs of the antique dining table. All of the chairs had been pulled away to ring the edge of the room. No artwork in this room, just enormous, ornately-framed mirrors on every wall. On a heavy, antique sideboard tall silver candelabra held ivory tapers, the flames making the shadows dance.

He turned to her. “Take your clothes off, Skye. And get on the table.”

“Wh—what?” Her legs went weak.

“Shh. Just do it.”

He reached out and slid his hand around the back of her neck, heating her skin instantly. Her body filled with the aching need to please him, the ache that had been left to build all week.

She began to remove her clothing, her hands shaking. Her mind was emptying out, allowing her to do this, to let go. And with the last shred of reason she realized it was Adam’s mere presence which was doing this to her head.

 Soon she was naked and he was smiling down at her, his smoky blue eyes glittering in the candlelight. He moved in closer, until she could feel the heat emanating from him, the faint, male scent of him making her dizzy. She closed her eyes for a moment, inhaled, trying to steady herself.

“Get up on the table now, Skye. Come, I’ll help you.”

He took her hand, steadied her while she climbed onto the cool, wood surface.

 “Lie on your back,” he told her, pushing her down just enough for her to understand completely that he was in control.

The table was hard against her back, hard and silky at the same time. And she felt as naked as she ever had in her life. Naked and strangely beautiful. Even more so when Adam began to run his hands over her body—her stomach, her thighs, her arms. They finally closed around her wrists, where he stroked the tender skin there for a few moments before he lifted one and locked it into a thick leather cuff.

She gasped.

“It’s alright, Skye. Trust me. The binding will only free you more.”

By the time he’d cuffed both wrists and ankles and clipped the cuffs to long black ropes attached to the legs of the table her heart was racing. But the vee between her thighs was soaked and pulsing with need. She pulled on the cuffs, testing them. She couldn’t move, her arms and legs spread wide.

She shivered.

She groaned.

She loved it.

He stood over her, stroking her skin again, his touch lighting tiny fires of desire all over her. When he took her nipples between his fingers and rolled them, she sighed with pleasure. When he pinched them hard, she moaned in pain. But it all felt good. He kept at it, tugging, pinching. Sensation shot through her body, her sex. She wished he would use those clever fingers between her legs. 

Please…

He gathered her breasts in his hands, pushing them together.“Too damn perfect,” he muttered. Then he let her go and turned away.

She had one small moment of panic simply because he was no longer touching her. But soon he was back. He leaned in close to her face and told her, “Stay as still as you can, Skye. This is going to hurt.”
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CONTEST! Comment here and tell me a fun fact about you and be entered to win an e-copy of the first book in my San Francisco Doms series, SANCTUARY! I’ll be back to choose and announce the winner tomorrow evening!

...Meanwhile, I hope you'll all visit me on my website: EdenBradley.com and on my group blog Smutketeers.com !

Eden : )

21 comments:

Nicki B said...

The problem is what kind of fun fact to leave....I'll give a sports one. I'm a HUGE Raiders fan.

Catherine Lee said...

HMMM....Very sexy, NSFW excerpt! Hubba, hubba. Now, that #6 of yours, Eden, should have EVERYONE buying this book to study your research methods.

A fun fact about me is that I've been to China and delivered a speech at an exhibit opening at a museum.

Lee Anne said...

I loved Breaking Skye!

Fun Fact about me: I met my DH on the subway within weeks of moving to DC. I went home to TX two weeks later and told my mom I met the man I was going to marry. We've been together for 13 years now and have 3 lovely children!

Snoopyvet said...

fun fact about me is I am a huge Snoopy Fan enough I have a tattoo of him as the Flying Ace on my ankle. So I always have Snoopy with me.

Casi Usher said...

Fun fact about me? I think I wouldn't mind doing research for this kind of book! Research is your friend lol.... If I don't win I would probably buy it anyways haha thanks for the giveaway!!!!

Kelsey Summer said...

I can't wait to read Breaking Skye. I love your books.

Fun fact: Hubby and I were born on the same day/same year.

kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

LM said...

Fun fact--- Love your way of research! THink I'll have to do the same!
modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

Slick said...

My fun fact, I spent this past Saturday in a dungeon with Eve...and I liked it! No need to enter me in the giveaway, I just finished Sanctuary last night and all I can say is wow!

krg said...

I am new to Eden Bradley, thanks for the introduction and excerpt! I am looking forward to checking this out!
A fun fact about me might be that I am real quiet around crowds and everyone thinks it is my husband who is the fun/funny one. But my husband loves that he alone knows that I am really the wild one of the family. ;o)
kgagnon@donofrio.cc

Dawn Bush said...

Fun fact...I LOVE EMBARRASSING my kids...can't help it, it's a true joy! They love/hate me! :-)

Dawnbushemail@yahoo.com

Tammy Smith said...

I LOVE the books that i jave read by you! I just "discovered" you a few weeks ago when I googled books with a little more kink!

A fun fact about me is that I was never a reader until I picked up a copy of 50 Shades and now I can get enough! Since last May I have about 100 already read books in my library. I read for pleasure but I also read for the "education" of it. It has really made me realize a few things about myself! ;-)
My husband appreciates my new realizations too! Lol

Shannon Bereza said...

A fun fact about me? Well, every sex or kink book I read I find one thing in the book that I haven't tried and I make an effort to do that one thing with my husband. It adds a nice little spice to marriage when you have been together for a while.

Shannon Bereza said...

Forgot to leave my email sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

Maria D. said...

Good excerpt! Breaking Skye sounds really good.

Fun fact about me - I'm a huge Betty Boop and Hello Kitty fan...lol...

Shayna Snyder said...

I am a huge Big Bang Theory & Sheldon FAN! ;)

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katetaan said...

Oh gosh, fun fact....

Okay. I....

I read. A lot.

And I had a really hard time thinking of anything that I do that is fun or interesting which means I really need to get out of the house and away from my children more....

Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin said...

Love all your fun facts-keep 'em coming!
Eden/Eve :)

Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin said...

Catherine-that is so cool! My mom spent the last ten years of her life living in Hong Kong, but I never got to go.

Kelsey-so cool about you and your hub-you were fated. :)

Slick-we did indeed hang at the dungeon together last weekend. A VERY interesting evening. ;)

Maria-I love Hello, Kitty-too! I just bought a pair of undies today-pink, of course!

I love that so many of you take the things you learn in our books to spice up your relationships-why not?

Eden/Eve :)

Anonymous said...

Hey hi! Loved breaking Skye.. All your work! YOU WRITE.. WE BUY... WeREAD...WE LUV .. We follow... Always support ya!FUN FACT: proud mom of handsome son who MAY one day be seen on ESPN SUNDAY PBA SPORT BOWLING (15 300 games TD) after he finishes college SOON! Eyes on TZ Westling says naughty mom! Lol

Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin said...

And my winner is...
Kelsey!
Just email me: eden_bradley@yahoo.com with 'My Secret Romance winner' in the subject line and I'll send your prize out right away!
Thanks, everyone, for dropping by, and to Taryn for having me her!
*smooches*
Eden/Eve :)

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