Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Interview & $25 Gift Card Giveaway: Seduction of my Proper Wife

Original Title: Seduction of my Proper Wife: A Victorian Ménage at the Parisian Exposition
Author: Kristabel Reed
Release Date: October 1st 2012
Genre: Historical Menage Romance

Philip Thornton adored his new bride but found she was frigid in their marriage bed.

Lillian did not know how to ease her fear of the bed until she was freed from her past.

Aria was paid to educate and entice, but what she found was more than she ever dreamed possible.

The Parisian Exposition of 1889...the world is changing and the three of them are caught in its whirl. Philip and Lillian went to Paris to save their marriage and to help Lillian overcome her fears. Aria danced and seduced Lillian, but before Lillian left, Aria found herself seduced, in turn, by the beautiful Englishwoman.

When Philip and Lillian break all the rules and escort Aria around Paris for a week, will it be the beginning of their future? Or will this seductive interlude be nothing more than a dream?


  1. Tell us something about your book that is not part of the book description (blurb).
Lillian had been taught from a young age to fear sexuality. Aria, however, has been taught to embrace her sexuality. Philip, Lillian’s husband, is caught in the middle—he wants the wife he loves to embrace their sexual life. But when Aria is introduced into his marriage, he finds he can’t reject her, either. Let’s face it, a Victorian man doesn’t expect to become involved in a ménage, let alone a loving one initiated by his wife!

  1. Who is your book cover designer and what do YOU think about the cover?
Actually, I’m the cover designer! It took hours, months, to really learn Adobe Photoshop, but now that I have a combination of publisher and self-published books, I figured it’d be a worthy investment. So as for the cover, I’m kinda partial to it.

  1. What are your current literary works?  Any sneak peaks?
My previous works include The Regency Ménage Tales, and I’m currently working on my first contemporary paranormal short story. A combination of romantic suspense and paranormal with a heavy dose of eroticism, Cursed Love was supposed to be a Halloween story.  But since I had the idea for it around the end of September, it didn’t work out that way. I’m going over edits now and will hopefully publish that one by the end of December.

Alongside that, I’m working on 2 stories: the next in the Victorian Ménage at the Parisian Exposition story. Wow, that’s a mouthful! I should have shortened that but I think it’s too late now. And then an Edwardian Ménage I’ve started and am working through the kinks in the plot. Literally and figuratively.

  1. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
That’s a tough one. Skyfall, which I utterly enjoyed. Because Daniel Craig…yum. Plus the plot was kick ass! I’m also looking forward to Life of Pi. I loved the book and think the movie might do it justice. We’ll see, and I’m still on the fence about seeing it, but it’s on my list. As for something fun, Russell Crowe’s Man with the Iron Fists. It looks cheesy enough to be enjoyable!

Books, hmm….I don’t know, I read all the time a combination of library books and e-book only stories, and at the moment am pretty backed up on both! I’m sure the library will appreciate my overdue fines, but at least I know they’ll use it for more books. J

  1. If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Assuming I shouldn’t panic that these 5 people wouldn’t get along sitting at one table and that no bloodshed will occur (blood just doesn’t come out of clothing!) I’d have to say:
Sir Dashwood, the creator of the Hellfire Club
Jane Austen for obvious historical romance reasons
James Patterson because I want to know his secrets!
Benjamin Franklin because he’d Benjamin Franklin
Walt Disney to pick his brain about just about everything

  1. What's the craziest writing idea you've had?
Series of short stories in a post-apocalyptic world, some ménage (most) some not, but all highly sexual. Nope, lots of world building for that, lots for plot and backstory, and it really wouldn’t fit into a short story. Decided against that one.

  1. Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Smart story, hot sex, a thinking woman’s erotica.


Kristabel will award one commenter at every stop an e-Book copy of any backlist title, and one randomly drawn commenter on the tour will receive a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card plus a copy of any e-Book backlisted title. Also, an e-Book backlisted title and a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card will be awarded to a randomly drawn host.

Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY and ends December 14th 2012!

All you have to do to enter this amazing giveaway is comment in this post.


  1. I love the premise of the book. I can only imagine the fireworks once the three characters finally find their rhythm. Looking forward to reading it.

  2. Thanks for the interview and giveaway. Good job with the cover. I know working with Photoshop can be very labor intensive.

  3. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for the fun post and congrats to Kristabel on the new release!

  4. Thanks for having me today! I had a great time with the questions, though some were really tough to think of just one answer (like the movie and books one!)

    Yvette-I hope you enjoy!

    Fundinmetal-Photoshop is a bear, but not too bad with a few sticky-note cheat sheets.

    Erin-Thank you very much!

  5. Wow, you designed the cover, it's lovely. The book sounds great.


  6. A series of short stories in a post-apocalyptic world? You know, that could be really interesting! A prologue could establish the backstory. I like a steamy short story I can read before bed.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  7. Haha, Catherine, you're killing me! I really wanted to do that series, but...but...I'm running out of excuses here.

  8. I think it's pretty cool that you designed the cover. I love the looks on their faces, definitely shows who's who.


  9. Thanks, Emily! Finding just the right people was hard but with wonderful comments like this it makes all the work worth it!

  10. It's a wonderful cover. Clever you.



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