Interview With Zenobia Renquist

By Cynthia Sax on August 31, 2015

I sat down (virtually) with Zenobia Renquist for a short interview. Zenobia Renquist’s latest release is VIP Room Service (Other Related Duties #1), a Contemporary Erotica with BDSM AND a MFM Menage. It is currently on sale for 99 cents!


Cynthia Sax: How does VIP Room Service start?

Zenobia Renquist: VIP Room Service (Other Related Duties #1)—on sale for 99¢ (regularly $2.99) until 26 Sep—starts with Lexie headed to the time clock after a long day on her feet, cleaning rooms and other such things hotel housekeepers do. She’s tired and wants to be home so she can get off her feet. I started the story there because that’s a place most people have been and can relate to easily. Clockwatchers of the world united in a common goal of hurrying up the second hand so they can leave already. But, of course, this is the beginning of a story so Lexie doesn’t get to go home.

Cynthia Sax: Where is VIP Room Service set?

Zenobia Renquist: The story is set is a very posh five-star hotel with all the glitz and glamor that entails. The locale is sexy because this is an upscale establishment where the cheapest room is way more expensive than the normal traveler can afford so you wouldn’t expect anything bordering on illegal going on in the VIP rooms…or would you? I’ve always held the belief that only rich people can afford to break (or bend) the law and Mr. Malena is no exception.


Cynthia Sax: Is VIP Room Service part of a series?

Zenobia Renquist: Most definitely a series, though the stories are all stand alone. The common theme uniting each title is the reason for the series name—other related duties. Anyone who has signed a work contract has seen that phrase at the bottom in small print. It’s meant to encompass anything the employer forgot to list under work duties so the employee can’t later say, when asked to perform a task, “that’s not my job.” Well in this series, that catch-all phrase means way more than running out to get donuts or staying late to plan an office picnic. There is only one title in the series at the moment, but the next heroine—a live-in personal assistant—should be due out in the next few months.


Cynthia Sax: What one piece of advice would you give new writers?


Zenobia Renquist:
Don’t be afraid to write what you love. If you love it, there is a reader out there who will love it as well. It’s just a matter of finding that reader and hoping said reader has a lot of like-minded friends. When you write what you love, writing isn’t work. There’s plenty of aspects of this profession that are work—hard work at that. Writing shouldn’t be counted on that list. Editing however is, but that’s a totally different animal.

Thank you, Zenobia Renquist, for joining us today!

Zenobia Renquist’s Website: http://zenobiarenquist.com/

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She offers satisfaction above and beyond what is requested.

Lexie’s job as a maid at a five-star hotel doesn’t normally include the unique and risqué form of room service that rich guest Mr. Malena has requested, nor the generous tip he’s offered. Submission and exhibition and a ménage. Lexie can’t resist. What should have been a one-time thing turns into an introduction into the sensual world of customer satisfaction. This is one workplace encounter that could get her fired…or will it?

NOTE: Title previously published as Wine Service (Professional Courtesy 1).

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Interview With Ashley Ladd

By Cynthia Sax on March 30, 2015

I sat down (virtually) with Ashley Ladd for a short interview. Today is the release day for Ashley Ladd’s Pretend Lover, a MF Paranormal Erotic.


Cynthia Sax: What makes Gage sexy?

Ashley Ladd: Gage is an ex-Army sergeant/now bartender and college student who is very well built and very tough on the outside but warm and friendly on the inside. He’s deeply in love with Rachel, but biding his time until she’s ready to let romance back into her life. Until that time, he’s willing to be her best friend and study partner.

Cynthia Sax: Where did you get the idea for Pretend Lover?

Ashley Ladd: My publisher Totally Bound put out a call for hotel stories for their new line. As I was brainstorming I saw a news story about a parent complaining about a furry convention that was staying in the same hotel as his daughter’s cheerleading convention. The parent thought it inappropriate that the hotel book the two conventions at the same time, exposing the children to the horrible furries. Although that isn’t the crux of the story it added an interesting dimension.

I also looked in on a couple hotel workers’ Facebook boards to get ideas of what happens in hotels.


Cynthia Sax: How does Pretend Lover start?

Ashley Ladd: A Baptist convention leader complains to Rachel about the lawless, unchristian furries running amok around the hotel ruining her convention. In the midst of this, Rachel’s ex-husband and his new wife (the woman who broke up Rachel’s marriage) show up for the furry convention on their honeymoon – and also because Rachel’s ex is a furry con artist and enthusiast. The new wife accuses Rachel that she’s unable to get a man of her own and warns her to stay away from her husband. To save her sanity and her reputation, Rachel asks her new best friend Gage to pretend to be her boyfriend/lover. Gage agrees, jumping at the chance to be close to Rachel as he wants to be her real boyfriend.


Cynthia Sax: Where is Pretend Lover set?


Ashley Ladd:
Pretend Lover is set in San Francisco, California. I honeymooned in San Francisco and I think it’s just about the most romantic city on earth—second only to Saginaw Island, Michigan perhaps. It’s a gorgeous city with a lot of character and depth.

Thank you, Ashley Ladd, for joining us today!

Ashley Ladd’s Website: http://www.ashleyladd.blogspot.com

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Rachel Ehler’s having a horrible day. Concierge at the San Francisco Totally Five Star Hotel she is trying to keep the holier than thou Baptist conventioneers from going to war with the very horny Furry Con furries. Then her ex-husband Nate shows up for the Furry Con on his honeymoon with his new bridezilla, Caryne, the woman who broke up their marriage. Worse yet, Caryne rubs it in Rachel’s face that she can’t catch a man. To shut her up and save face, she talks her best friend Gage into being her pretend lover. Unbeknownst to Rachel, Gage wants to be her real lover and jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, Rachel doesn’t trust love and she doesn’t want to chance turning another friend into an enemy by adding love into the equation so Gage has his work cut out.

Caryne takes every opportunity to get Rachel in trouble with her boss and make her life miserable, jeopardizing her bid for promotion to the Head of Concierge job. Meanwhile, Gage stays close to Rachel to play his part very convincingly and be her white knight in shining armour. He entices Rachel with her favourite fresh baked cookies and does erotic, delicious things to her with cookie dough. When a Fet Con visits the hotel, they explore the world of BDSM and spanking together. Everything is looking up for Rachel and Gage until Rachel loses her promotion to the man she was finally ready to love and trust. How can she trust him after he betrayed her by stealing her coveted job?

Buy Now: http://www.totallybound.com/pretend-lover

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Interview With Zenobia Renquist

By Cynthia Sax on September 3, 2014

I sat down (virtually) with Zenobia Renquist for a short interview. Zenobia Renquist’s latest release is Wine Service (Professional Courtesy 1), a Contemporary Erotica with BDSM AND Menage.


Cynthia Sax: Where did you get the idea for Wine Service?

Zenobia Renquist: The theme of the series actually led to the idea for this story. I wanted a non-secretary-esque job where a woman might find herself entangled in a sexual relationship during work hours. A few ideas came to mind, but hotel housekeeper got the first spot in the line up. I was going to start with a different story about a hypno-therapist and his IT person but it grew to the point of becoming its own series. Plus I didn’t want to start two series with hypnosis. The other being the High Relief Series.

Cynthia Sax: How does Wine Service start?

Zenobia Renquist: Lexie is about to punch the clock and head home after a long day of running to and fro doing her job. She’s ready to strip down and put her feet up but a coworker and friend asks for a favor—cover the last hour of her shift because she has a family emergency. Lexie agrees and ends up being sent to a VIP’s room on a mystery errand.

I started the story there because most readers can sympathize with the end-of-the-day clock watch feeling. A lot of readers can also sympathize with being steps away from the time clock when the boss (or someone else) clock-blocks (teehee) with another task or an urgent favor or something that will delay escape.


Cynthia Sax: Where is Wine Service set?

Zenobia Renquist: The story is set in an unnamed five-star hotel in an undisclosed city. I’m not big on details like that, mostly because I don’t want some hotel coming after me. The setting is exciting because one of the hotel housekeepers is indulging in some extracurricular activity while on the clock and constantly scared she’ll get caught.


Cynthia Sax: Is Wine Service part of a series and will you be writing more stories in this series?


Zenobia Renquist:
Most definitely. The titles are stand alone but some of the characters will know each other. For instance, Lexie’s boss Franceska is the aunt of the main character in the next book I have planned.

Thank you, Zenobia Renquist, for joining us today!

Zenobia Renquist’s Website: http://zenobiarenquist.com/

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She offers satisfaction above and beyond what is requested.

Lexie’s job as a housekeeper at a five-star hotel doesn’t normally include the unique and risqué form of room service that important hotel guest Mr. Malena has requested, nor the generous tip he’s offered. Lexie can’t resist, and what should have been a one-time thing turns into an introduction into the sensual world of customer satisfaction. She finds much enjoyment in her “work,” but is it worth risking her job?

Buy Now: http://zenobiarenquist.com/bookshelf/pro-courtesy/wine-service

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