Ooooh, I'm super excited to welcome today´s #TNTConfidential guest! She was here over a year ago and a lot of things have happened since then... but I'll allow her to tell it all. Please welcome the lovely Anne Lang and her erotic novel Friends with Benefits !
Tyler had no idea his wife Angela’s desires so closely matched his own. But when some unguarded pillow talk reveals her fantasy of two men at once, Tyler jumps at the chance to make her happy. Enlisting the help of his best friend Connor, who’d shared some threesome adventures with him in the past, Tyler secretly hopes exploring Angela’s fantasies will lead to his own personal desire—a permanent threesome with the two people he loves most in the world.
Connor can’t believe it when his best friend asks him to seduce his wife. Then he meets Angela, and all the women in his past fade away. With Tyler’s blessing, Connor sets out to melt Angela’s reserve, and when Tyler joins the party, the three of them set the sheets on fire.
Angela is floored when her husband suggests they explore some of her fantasies—things she’d only read about but never in a million years thought she’d actually do. Sandwiched between Tyler and Connor, she’s never felt so treasured, so protected, so loved. But the reality proves much more complicated than the fantasy. She loves her husband, but she finds herself falling for his best friend too. That’s not normal, is it? What will people think?
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Welcome to In A Dream Beyond, Anne! Last time you popped in for a visit was March 2013 with your first published novel, Worth the Risk. Wow! Time flies! What have you been up to since then?
Thanks for having me back, Elyzabeth! LOTS! Especially behind the scenes. Let’s see, since I was here last I’ve released the first book in a series (we’ll talk about Friends with Benefits in a minute), I participated in an anthology called The Sin Circus back in April and I recently signed with Totally Bound. My first story with them, Sliding into Home will be available in September.
As an author, what have you learned in this time period?
That I have all kinds of things I want to do, but there’s never enough hours in the day to do it all. So, I have to develop a method that works for me, determine what my realistic goals are, and strive for those. And more importantly, sometimes I need to say no. Especially to my own inner voice who’s constantly begging for me to do more.
As a contemporary romance author, does your day to day life ever affect your writing?
Sometimes something will happen or somebody will say something that will spark an idea. For example, few months ago I had a request from an agent and was wondering how to address it. Then a colleague said something in the office one day that nailed it for me. OR, sometimes I use events or locations in my life as a base starting point. In Friends with Benefits, my backyard makes an appearance or two. J
What’s your writing process like?
I wish I could say it was very structured. That I get an idea, plot out all the crucial elements, storyboard it, have lengthy character profiles and then sit down at my computer and type away from start to finish for ninety days until I have a completed story.
LOL. NOT. I’m so haphazard in my approach because I get distracted easily if I’m struggling with a certain aspect of the story. I get the idea and I mull it over for a bit and come up with a general blurb. Then I usually just start writing until I get stuck. I jump around from start to end to middle and back if that happens. Or I work on something else, all the while pondering my issue in the back of my mind until I figure it out. So, it’s very messy, but I’m great under pressure. I admit, I’ve tried various methods and I’m still searching for the “right” one. J
Friends with Benefits, your latest release is the first book in The Vault series. What was the inspiration for this series? When will we see more books?
Well, FwB actually began a few years ago, then got set aside while I took some workshops and figured out things like plot development and POV. It didn’t start out being a series. Far from it. But as I rewrote it (because that early version really sucked) it evolved into what it is today, which included The Vault and what I could do with The Vault. *shrugs* I’m very happy with it.
As to the other books? Book two is with the editor now. I had really hoped to have it out this year, but I ran into some plot trouble that took a lot of time to figure out and then experienced some conflict with my day job that seriously impacted my writing time. I hope we see something on that front by the end of year.
How about the inspiration for the novel itself?
Honestly, I can’t remember what inspired it years ago when I started writing it. My own fantasies probably. Then it naturally shifted directions as I got know the characters more.
Did you have to do any research while writing it?
I searched for a house that would be appropriate to use as the setting for The Vault, including floor plans that I could modify to what I was after. And I searched out the club scene. More will come on that in the other books. This one I kept very tame, considering. ;)
Tell us something about Friends With Benefits that we won’t read in the blurb or an excerpt.
Ok Wow. Let’s see. Well, I’ve had a few people consider Tyler (the husband) to be too passive. I wanted him and Connor to be complete opposites. Not that Tyler can’t be a tough guy or go all macho. He does beat the crap out of the guy in the bar. He’s also very private. But, passive doesn’t have to mean weak. It simply means he picks his battles. Tyler is just a really nice guy. He’d give you the shirt off his back. Literally. He loves his wife to pieces and would do anything to make her happy. Anything. And he has his own reasons for desiring a certain lifestyle.
Finally, at this moment in time, and because this Blog is all about dreams, tell us, what is your dream?
My dream is to one day be able to quit my day job so I can write full time. I have so many story ideas in my head and I want to see more of my work published each year. But a very busy day job and family keeps interfering, and unfortunately, many days, those things have to take priority.
Tea or coffee - Coffee
Chocolate or vanilla - Chocolate
Cats or dogs - Dogs
Summer is ending…Where should we have a quick weekend getaway? - Vegas
Something to read this month? - Desired by Stacy Kennedy
Something wild to do this month? – Swim in my pool (because I haven’t done it yet this year)
A musical recommendation for this month- Christina Aguilera & Blake Shelton’s Just A Fool. I recently used this song as the backdrop song for a scene where a woman pole dances for her husband.
Anne Lange grew up with a love for reading. Books are her passion, shoes are an addiction. If you take a close look, she’s got either a book, her Kindle or her Kobo tucked into her bag or a pocket whenever she leaves the house. You know, just in case there’s time to sneak in a chapter or ten. Anne reads many genres of fiction, but prefers to write sexy, edgy romance with a touch of humor, and always a happily ever after.
While embarking on this wild journey of becoming a romance author, Anne juggles a full time job and a family. Not always successfully. She grew up in Southern Ontario (Canada), but now makes her home in Eastern Ontario where she lives with her wonderfully supportive husband, three normally awesome kids, and Rocky the bearded dragon.
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Now, you know you want to read the naughty excerpt...
“I’m going to blindfold you, honey. I want your senses focused on feeling and anticipating what’s about to happen.” He looked into her beautiful baby blues, noticing a tiny bit of anxiety sparkling there. “Don’t worry. We’ll take care of you.”
“I know.” Love for his wife filled his heart. He kissed her, hard, and then covered her eyes with a satin sleeping mask.
Resting back on his ankles, he looked across her lush body. Connor’s cheekbones flushed red. His eyes glittered. His tongue snaked out to pass over his lips, and Tyler watched as Connor gulped before raising his gaze to meet his own.
“It’s like a feast has been laid out before me, and I don’t know where to begin.”
“Oh, yeah, I can go for that.” Connor’s chuckle sounded downright wicked.
They stretched out along either side of her, each staking a claim to a breast. Keeping his touch tender, Tyler grazed his thumb over the hard peak. After a few passes it seemed to swell under his touch. He gave it a little pinch, and then a tug, stretching it out and letting it settle back again. He lowered his head to suck her nipple into his mouth, twirling his tongue around the tip.
When she gasped and arched into their touch, he darted a glance across the bed. His friend’s entire focus seemed to be on sucking as much of her breast into his mouth as he could.
Tyler let the cherry tip pop out of his mouth, lapped it a few times, and then covered it again. When Angela began to writhe beneath him, he released her and inched down her body, licking and kissing over the swell of her breast, along the underside, the sweet scent of her heat filling his nose.
He continued down the middle of her stomach. He stopped to twirl his tongue in her navel, dipping in and out, mimicking what he planned to do at his next stop. He pressed his hand to her sex, cupping the smooth flesh. Warmth greeted him. Tyler spread his fingers letting his middle one sneak in between her moist lips. Oh, fuck. She enjoyed this. He gathered the moisture he found and spread it over her clit. The little nub was nice and hard.
Scooting to his knees, Tyler positioned himself between her spread legs and stretched out, his feet dangling off the edge of the bed. Placing his hands beneath the cheeks of her ass, he lifted her as far as the restraints allowed. Perfect. Mouth level. He swiped his tongue from bottom to top.
“Mmm…Like licking an ice-cream cone.” His wife moaned. Connor growled. “Don’t worry, you’ll get your turn.”
Tyler returned to his treat, licking and nipping at his wife’s delicious pussy until she became electrified in his hands. He sucked each succulent lip into his mouth. He flattened his tongue and rubbed it back and forth over her clit. He rimmed her opening before diving in to scoop up her juice. He pushed her to the edge, eager for her release.
“Baby, you smell like vanilla, but you taste like some sort of exotic honey. So sweet. Connor, you need to taste this.”
“Don’t have to tell me twice.” Connor rose and switched places with Tyler, settling in as if ready to spend the entire evening there.
Canting his body over hers, a palm on either side of her head, Tyler leaned down, placed a kiss on the top of her nose, and then whispered in her ear, “How are you doing, sweetheart? Is it good?”
“Oh, yes…real good.”
“It’s going to get better.” Angela’s response, a ragged moan and a nod of her head, pleased him.
Connor feasted on her, so absorbed in his task as he hummed and groaned in pleasure, he didn’t seem to notice the grip Angela had on his hair.
Her legs trembled. She panted. Tyler recognized the signs.
“Connor, she’s getting ready to come.” Transfixed, he watched Connor eat his wife’s pussy, absently stroking his own cock as Angela’s moans grew louder.
“Oh, my God. Tyler. Tyler, I’m going to come. Tyler, oh, oh…oh, God.”
Connor’s persistent tongue drove her over the edge. Her body bowed as she came. She cried out, and it was music to his ears.
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