My good friend and fellow Naughty Nights Press family author – Elizabeth Black has the coveted last Terrifying, Tantalizing Thursdays and given that she is an extraordinary horror/erotic author – I can’t think of a better writer to end this and right before Halloween to boot! Let’s take a look at her world and her latest HOT release.
DON’T CALL ME ‘BABY’ is a fast-paced, quick-witted, sexy novel about a young woman exploring her sexuality and the cultural morés she collides with on a daily basis.
It’s 1983 in Maryland and Catherine Stone is sex on wheels. She plays the field the way men have done for aeons. Not content to strive for her MRS degree like so many young women her age, she seduces men of all stripes – married college professors, theatre students, virgins, complete strangers who intrigue her. She has already cost one man his job.
She asks herself lots of questions on her search to enjoy her sexuality. Why don’t other women enjoy their sex as much as she does? Why do so many women and men look down on sexually free women, calling them sluts while sexually free men are called studs and Lotharios? She bucks at the double standards! Catherine has made no commitment to any man. She’s free to explore and she gladly does so. No man can tie her down and no woman’s judgment will stop her from playing the field to her heart’s content.
Does she meet her match in a new man who introduces her to sexual bliss she had never before experienced? When she tries multiple partners and bondage for the first time as a submissive, she believes she’s found the sexual bliss she is looking for – and with a man who not only introduces her to the fineries in life but also cares about her like no man ever has before.
Who makes up the sexy and yet scary you and what’s coming up?
My twisted sense of humor is both scary and sexy. I’m also a hedonist which is very sexy. My philosophy in life is Take care of luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves, a quote by Dorothy Parker.
Coming up: The Oily, a short horror story to be published by Stupefying Stories and Cyborgasm Stompfuck, a short cyberpunk sexpunk story to be published by Full Metal Orgasm. I’m currently working on a short horror story called Subversive Children’s Games and a horror novel called Hell Time.
What’s your favorite horror author/book?
I have several – H. P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, J. Sheridan LeFanu, Richard Matheson, Joe Lansdale, Douglas Clegg, Michael McDowell, Shirley Jackson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Clive Barker. Sorry, I can’t pick just one. My favorite horror novel is “The Haunting Of Hill House“, by Shirley Jackson. That one is near perfection, and it has one of the best opening paragraphs of a novel, ever. The original movie based on the book is also phenomenal. Scared my pants off when I was a kid and it still scares me! If you’ve never read it, read it! It will blow your mind and scare you out of your wits.
What’s your favorite out of this world character or monster and why?
Ghosts, without a doubt! I grew up enjoying ghost legends from around the world. Ghosts are up close and personal. Plus I felt as if they were something I could actually come in contact with, unlike a werewolf or vampire. They’re in your home, for crying out loud! The sense of being invaded was overwhelming and very frightening. Also, there are many different varieties of ghosts depending on the culture. The most frightening type for me were elementals. Those are spirits that have never inhabited a human body. They can be quite nasty.
Do you believe in the occult and why?
I used to believe in the occult, like other dimensions and ghosts, but I don’t any longer. I’m one step away from being an atheist. I like to say I’m an “X Files” atheist – I Want To Believe. I’ve never believed in fortune telling like palm reading, tarot cards, astrology, numerology, or any of that rot. I started out studying astronomy so I knew too much about how the stars worked to ever believe in astrology. I also was very good at cold reading – so good that I pulled off some real zingers when I read tarot cards at a Halloween haunted house. I pulled out every magician’s trick in the book when reading cards – judging a person’s age and appearance, reflecting what they said back to them, and making educated guesses. With practice it’s really very easy and I even amazed myself how I nailed some people. I did it for free because it was for fun. The real fortuneteller who charged $25.00 per reading got pissed because I took all her business. Hee hee!
Do you speak to ghosts?
No, but I used to go ghost hunting for kicks long before it became popular on the SyFy and Travel Channels.
Tell me about your afterlife…
I doubt I have one. All I have is this life and I’m going to make the most of it. Live as long as I can and die a happy and eccentric old lady.
Have you ever “played” with a Ouija Board and attracted some creative creatures for the netherworld and what happened?
Good Lord have I ever! I could never get a Ouija board to work but I had lots of success with séances. When I was a kid I used to hold séances in the basement. I’d have all my friends over and we’d call back spirits of nasty people like Vlad the Impaler and the Marquis de Sade. I don’t know what came through that rift we made but all kinds of strange things started happening. Cold spots all over the house. Something banged very loudly on the water heater in the back of the basement during a séance and all of us ran screaming up the steps. Strange noises in the middle of the night. My mother was Catholic charismatic and called in her Christian friends to pray over the house a few time, and she told them about my séances. When her friends made it sound like séances were calling on Satan (which they aren’t), she forbade me from doing them anymore. She used to think we were just playing games but her friends convinced her we were summoning The Dibbel and put a stop to our fun. And she threw away my Ouija board without my permission because her friends told her it was evil! Grrrrr!!!
If you had to write a horror book including a sensuous sex scene, where would the terrifying and some say delicious moment be held and who would you be in the scene?
I’ve already done it. It’s the phone sex in “Shattering The Meat Tunnel”. It’s very dirty, gross, and completely offensive. Ha ha! That story is splatterpunk and I haven’t found a home for it yet. The anthology I had written for had accepted it but the antho project died. Another editor liked it but it wasn’t a good fit for his antho. So I’m shopping it around. I have to be careful since this is splatterpunk and traditional horror publishers don’t like explicit sex and gore. I got spanked but good for sending it to a traditional pub who blasted me in the rejection e-mail. I should have saved that e-mail but I didn’t.
Do you crave being bitten by a vampire?
No, but I’d happily bite the vampire. J
What are you going to be for Halloween?
Drunk and horny. 😛
What’s your most wicked fantasy involving the occult?
Now for fun one word answers – your favorites:
Blood or sex? Sex
Vampire or werewolf? Werewolf. My m/m novella “Feral Heat” is about werewolves.
Evil or sweet? Evil, of course.
Night or day? Day. I’m a lark, not a night owl.
Rough or soft? Soft
Red or black? Black. It’s my last name. J
Terrifying or safe? Terrified in a safe place, if that makes sense.
Blood curdling or funny? Blood-curdling
Licking or biting? Licking
Life or immortality? Life
Today or the future? Today
Don’t Call Me Baby
Contemporary Erotic Romance
Published by Naughty Nights Press
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Thank you so much for being my guest – and your books sounds scrumptious!