Monday, November 18, 2013

Meet the #Author - Cara Bristol

Please tell us a bit about yourself:
First, thank you for having me today. I’ve been writing erotic romance since 2009 and have published ten stand-alone titles and two anthologies. I am best known for the Rod and Cane Society domestic discipline series about a secret organization of men who spank their wives. I’ve also written a couple of paranormals (one vampire, one reincarnation). Breeder is my first science fiction romance, the first of a series.

Tell us about Breeder:
Breeder is about an alien world so androcentric and male dominated that men partner with each other for sex and companionship. To consort with a woman for pleasure is to debase one’s self. Hero Dak, one of the highest rulers of his planet and the living embodiment of the law deeming women worthless, purchases a “breeder” to produce his progeny. Mating is supposed to be a dispassionate, perfunctory act, but he falls in love with his breeder. His love for her jeopardizes their lives, his rule, and the political stability of the planet.

What inspired you to write this particular story?:

Breeder evolved from an idea in which the law decreed women to be slaves. Obviously, a contemporary setting would not work. There were things I wanted to do and say that could only be handled on another planet.

Please share a favourite snippet from your book:

“I am Parseon’s ambassador to Terra,” he answered without boast. Though the High Council found it expedient to maintain diplomatic relations with the planet, the other Alphas considered its culture and traditions revolting. His willingness to deal with the alien race made him the natural choice.
“What are the Terrans like? Is it true they resemble us?”
“Our genomes are not dissimilar, and we share some of the same DNA, since the Epic Radiation Flare damaged ours and we spliced in one of their genes to repair the deformities,” he explained. Females lacked the mental capacity for education, so she would not have learned the history of their race. “So yes, they look a lot like us, although there are some physical differences.”
“Like what?”
“They are smaller than we are, although you would be about average for a Terran female. Both sexes have body hair, although the females tend to have less.”
“Terran breeders have body hair?” She wrinkled her nose.

Which comes first for you – a character's looks, personality or name?: Probably personality. A character has an essential core trait around which I build a complete person. Dak, the Alpha warrior of Breeder, is one of the most powerful men on his planet, but by virtue of his position, he is intensely lonely as well.

Any tips for aspiring authors?: Get connected to social media and build your infrastructure and your support system before you get published. But if you’re reading this, chances are you already have.

Questions for fun:
If you had the power of time travel, is there anything you would go back and change? Why/why not?: You mean besides buying stock and real estate at the right time? LOL. No. Anything I would do would be intensely personal, like warning a friend who died of cancer to seek medical attention before she even suspected she was sick. But as far as world events go, no. It’s the old step-on-butterfly-change-the-world fear. Who knows what repercussions or ripple effect would be caused by erasing some event, even one that was horrific.

What super-power would you choose?: I would like to fly.

If you could have three wishes, what would they be?:
Continued good health for myself and my family
A mega best seller
An end to terrorism

Coffee, tea or wine?: Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon, wine in the evening.
What is your favourite book? (aside from one of your own!): Oh lots, but I’m writing science fiction romance now, so I’ll make an SFR selection: The Krinar Chronicles series by Anna Zaires.
Favourite genre and why?: If I HAD to pick one, and only one, it would be contemporary erotic romance. Because I exist in the present.
Favourite colour?: Blue
Upcoming news and plans for the future?: I plan to write the rest of the Breeder sci-fi romance series. I’m also working on the fifth Rod and Cane Society domestic discipline story, and I have two other spanking fiction projects under contract.
Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us! Thank you for having me!

Breeder Blurb
To secure his legacy, Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra, a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner. As Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by law, he begins to question Protocol-sanctioned male domination, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.
Breeder explores the concepts of gender roles and social prohibitions against deviant behavior. It includes graphic M/F and some M/M sexual content and domestic discipline.
Twitter  @CaraBristol

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