Good Morning everyone. I am happy to have Jay Shields here to talk about her book Confessions of a Sex demon. So Lets get started!
Hello Jaye! I’m thrilled to have you here and thanks for being today’s “Pick”.
Please share a little about you, your works and what got you into writing.
Hi Poison, thank you so much for having me! I’ve been dying to hang out at Picked By Poison because red and black are my favorite colors, and you wear them very well!
I love writing, and the thing I adore about Paranormal, is anything is possible. Like my story Confessions of a Sex Demon, in which my heroine Zahra needs climax to survive. I’ve always loved writing, it’s only lately that I’ve gotten into the kinkier side of romance, and it’s been quite an adventure.
Flattery will get you EVERYWHERE here and boy did you just make my day!
Moving on...Zahra meets Lennox while selling his blades and he turns her down. What feature was it about her that gave away what she is?
In the realm I've created, humans and various demon breeds coexist. Lennox couldn't have known for sure if she was a sex demon, formally known as succubus, but her glowing golden eyes are a signature trait of Zahra's kind. That, and the tight leather and skimpy corsets are kind of a dead giveaway of hot-blooded demon breed.
Lennox has been traveling to find seek out revenge for a wrong of the past. He winds up in the town where Zahra lives. Did he know at that time who she was in relation to the past?
No, he did not, be he came to town hoping to find her. Back in his home town, Zahra’s sex demon brother, Reza, stole Lennox’s wife. Lennox loved his wife too much to hurt Reza, so instead, he sought revenge by going after Zahra. A tit-for-tat kind of thing. He meant to hurt her, but of course, we know he falls for her.
Bane is a very sick wizard, how is it he came to be kind of like the towns “dirty sheriff?”
The village where Zahra lives is a very small and low-key, and until Lennox arrived, there was no one to challenge him. Maybe it’s because I just had a Sons of Anarchy marathon last night, but it reminds me a bit of how the Sons of Anarchy run Charming ;)
Zahra is protecting Sephina and has given up her dreams to protect her, why not help her break her drug addiction, teach her the right ways of being a sex demon and then let her love her own life on her own?
You’re very perceptive! But If Zahra did this in book one of the trilogy, then there could be no book three for Sephina ;) You hit the nail on the head, Sephina has a drug problem, and deserves to rise above that. Addictions of a Sex Demon (book three) is about Sephina’s journey to get clean and she meets a handsome demon in the process.
What can you tell us about the continuation of the story without spoiling the upcoming, Claiming of a Sex Demon?
Claiming of a Sex Demon, book two is Zahra’s brother’s story. Reza, our sex demon extraordinaire, is a vicious ladies man, so when he walks into Lennox’s town, he isn’t exactly welcomed. Well, except for by the ladies ;) But it’s the one lady who refuses him that he falls for.
Blurb Sneak Peak!!
It's not easy for a sex demon to find a wife, and it's even harder when the perfect woman is already taken.
Emmerie Winter has only been married a few months, but depression has made her a fragile stranger in the arms of her husband. She knows she should love him, but she doesn't, and no matter how hard she tries, she can't convince her heart otherwise.When a sex demon with a boyish grin and a sinful body arrives in town, Emmerie's world is turned upside down. His intense passion for life sends her depression into hiding, but her feelings for the sinful male could get her in deep trouble.
A sex demon needs climax to survive, but that's never been a problem for Reza Aniron as women seem to be unable to resist his charms…all except for one, a timid, blonde angel who treats him with complete indifference. But in her eyes he can see a fire that's just waiting to be released. And he always did love a challenge.
Did the plot and characters work out as you wanted or did they shape the story as you were writing?
I always see the characters first before I know the plot. I knew what I wanted to happen between them, and the story unfolded from there.
Lastly the fun questions:
Plotter or pantser?
Early Bird or Night Creature?
Are you more like Sephina or Zahra?
Hmm…probably Zahra except for the concubine part ;)
White, Milk or Dark chocolate?
Dark chocolate. No question.
Coffee Tea or other?
Music or quiet while working?
Favorite place to sit and write?
Anywhere that has a strong cup of coffee in front of me and a good view.
Computer or good old pen and paper?
Pick your poison (alcoholic drink of choice when going out)
Whisky or Rum…hard choice
Thanks for stopping in Jaye, it was great to be able to pick your mind and talk about Lennox and Zahra.
Thanks for having me :)
XOXO Jaye Shields
Zahra proves that sex demons do it better as she goes from captive to captivator.
Sex Demon Zahra Aniron is a closet romantic. Too bad she spends her time having hot, kinky sex with paying strangers. But she needs the money to pay off her sister's debt to wizard thugs. There could be worse things than getting paid for pleasure, especially since a sex demon needs climax to survive.
As a blacksmith, Lennox Aegros puts his fury to good use pounding steel into swords. When he arrives at a new town, his real cause for being there isn't to sell weaponry, it's for revenge. When he finds the succubus he's been searching for, her beauty means he can mix business with pleasure. But the joke's on Lennox, because as he succeeds in torturing his victim by repeatedly bringing her to the brink of orgasm and then denying her the release that she so desperately needs, he realizes that Zahra's slow demise means the breaking of a heart he didn't think he had.
Content Warning: strong language, graphic sex, light BDSM scenes
About Jaye Shields
Jaye Shields holds a degree in Anthropology from San Francisco State University with an emphasis in archaeology. Her previous claims to fame include being a bass player for a grunge band called the Hymens, being mistaken for Britney Spears while in Tokyo, and commercial model. She insists the commercial still counts even though her lines were cut.
Born and raised in Seattle, she now lives in the realm of fog, skyscrapers, and redwood trees. Happy to call San Francisco home, she spends her time writing sensual paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Thanks to her grandmother, she's been reading romance novels since she was ten years old. Jaye sprinkles her love of history, mythology, and the occult into flaming hot reads.
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Zahra woke to a sharp pinch against her skin. She tried to peel open her eyelids, but they were heavy stones. She wanted to touch her eyes, but her arms moved nowhere. Fear caused her lids to fly open only to realize that she was indeed strapped down.
The perpetrator smiled, but it was subtle. Very subtle. His tan skin was darker in the dim room. His blue irises appeared so light that his eyes became demonic charcoals glaring at her in the shadowy room. He finished strapping her foot down.
"Do you like your accommodations, demon?"
"You should have asked Bane for help decorating. He's also very good at the dark, gloomy dungeon thing." She'd hoped to sound feisty, but instead, her voice was nothing more than a pitiful rasp.
"Since you're used to your mouth being filled, I'll help you." Lennox stood over her. She never took her eyes from his intense frown as he tied a scarf around her mouth. He pulled it tight enough to cut into the edges of her mouth. Zahra did her best to smash his fingers into the cold metal table she was strapped to. Unfortunately, the back of her head missed its mark and thunked hard against the steel.
At least she could still see what was taking place. Fear coursed through her. She barely knew this man and she couldn't imagine what he had in store for her. She was a succubus, used to kinky requests, and most men knew they didn't need to kidnap her for such a session. She watched Lennox's tall form cross the mostly empty room. The only furniture was a small table. Probably where he kept his—
Scissors. Lennox turned toward her with a pair in his hand. As he walked in her direction, he looked entirely too innocent to be foreboding. His blond hair was a stark contrast against his tan skin. She'd felt his muscles earlier and they were those of an intense lover, not a fighter. Clearly this guy was tweaked. He was hot as hell and normally she liked freaky guys. If he hadn't insulted her ever since they first met, they might've even had a chance. No charge.
Lennox stood between her legs and she could barely see him from her tight bondage against the table. The cold metal of the scissors slipped under her corset. As the fabric began falling away, the soft groan of the metal cutting through thick black fabric echoed in the empty room. Her tight top became looser with every passing second. Heat crept into her body. Good news: she had the feeling this guy could make her come. Hard. The bad news: she was kidnapped by a psychopath and no one knew where she was.
Maybe he's a trap-and-set-free kind of psychopath. Love 'em and leave 'em.
"Your body betrays you. You crave your abductor, don't you, succubus?"
She avoided his gaze by staring at the ceiling. Zahra could feel the heat from his intense appraisal of her body as he guided the shears across her pants. Apparently, he was leaving no clothes for her to try to escape in. It was becoming clearer by the moment that he had no plans for her to leave.
Lennox has been moving around selling his forged blades. His sole purpose to seek revenge and for a wring committed in his past. His latest travels have lead him to the town where Zahra lives. When he is greeted by Bane and told to pay for his stall up front he canot, but a nice local baker offers to share her stall with Lennox. It is here that Zahra comes and ant to by a small jewel encrusted blade, but Lennox refuses to sell to her. But now that he found his prey its time for the plan to be pput into action.
Zahra is making a living the only way a Sex Demon can... seeking release sexually. She hired in strangers to take to her bed in which she does whatever necessary to fulfill her needs, and theirs to earn Sephina's freedom from her debt to Bane. But when Sephina gets into more trouble is she in over her head with trying to help her?
Lennox follows Zapha back to her home, kidnaps her and brings her to a dungeon for torture. Here he removes her clothes, and teases her until shes practically begging for her much needed release. He denies her what she needs and with each time she weakens and begins to wither away. BUt she doesn't her him sees her cry, much less tell him anything about why she really does what she does. But after a while Lennox's shell begins to break as he sees her in her weakened state. He slowly begins to relish the beuty and give her body attention the way others have not. He pays attention to her wants and needs, and finally she gets her release and begins to gain her strength.
As she is recovering she begins to see a different side of Lennox and learns about the reason he saught to hurt her. She feels sorry for him and understands his hurt. She too begins to fall for the battered man with the lean muscles and corded strength. One day while Lennox is in town Zahra tries to return home, but gets caught up with some Ogres! She is nearly grabbed and groped when Lennx puts a blade through them, but gets hurt in the process. When they return to his home she take scare of him and helps heal his wounds. As they help each other they find love within each others arms.
Ms. Shields has an inventive, but darker story in the beginning with Lennox and his dark side. We also see a kind and caring side of Zahra as she still does all she can to protect Sephina from Bane and get her back on track. It came full swing as they both help each other heal and as they do they find love. This shoerter novel was a nice read and I liked the plot twists and how she gave Lennox, Zahra, Sephina and Bane depth and personality. A well developed and creative story for ther first in this trilogy. A good 4 star read.