Wicked Wednesdays~~ C.P Mandara

So this week I have C.P. Mandara on Wicked Wednesdays! I believe we met through FB and she has become on of my closest writer friends across the pond. I love her work (and you will too). C.P. Mandara writes “pony play” 🙂 and some steamy vampires!!!! A Rough Ride was recently nominated for a Golden Flogger Award for the BDSM Writers Con… Let’s Meet her!!!

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  1. Tell us five random facts about yourself.

I can speak Japanese. (Badly, but I can speak it!)

I love heights.

I’m addicted to coffee. The strong, black, no sugar nasty stuff!

I have lots of fun with graphic design. I’m terrible at it, but I love creating my own ads and 3D covers.

I have a ridiculous beeping kettle. It beeps when you pick it up, it beeps when you press boil, it beeps when it’s finished. My other half thought this was a suitable Valentine’s day present. ~narrows eyes~

  1. Why did you begin writing?

I was 36,000 ft in the air and my laptop battery had died. It was a fourteen hour flight and I had little more than a pen and paper to keep me occupied (I’d watched all the movies on the way out!). Thankfully the gentleman next to me slept the whole way. If he’d decided to read over my shoulder he might have had heart failure.

  1. What do you hope to achieve writing in the BDSM/erotic genre?

I just hope people out there enjoy my dark, sexy stories!

  1. Are you an active participant in the lifestyle or just an interested author?

I have two riding crops in my closet. I do not own horses. I’ll leave the rest up to your imagination 😉

  1. What do you believe is the hardest part of the writing process, specifically related to the BDSM genre?

The hardest part of writing for me is sitting down and writing. I never have time to do anything these days LOL!

  1. Who are your inspirations? Mentors? Or favorite authors?

Anne Stuart, Anne Rice, Jacqueline Carey, Laura Antoniou and so many more…

  1. Do you write to entertain, to inform or both? How do you believe you accomplish this?

I write to entertain. Kidnappings, restraints, forced bondage, bdsm pony-girls – I guess the Pony Tales series is what I would call ‘shockerotica.’ It isn’t really for people who’ve just dipped their toes in 50Shades. It features lots of edge play in the form of medical play, breath play, abrasion play – very kinky and naughty goings on! I guess you could place it on the ‘erotic suspense’ list. I don’t think anyone could have guessed the cliffhanger at the end of my last book where the alpha male Mark Matthews is presented with the ultimatum of submitting for a man in order to get his girl.

  1. Share a few of your “bucket list” items?

Visit Rarotonga (Cook Islands)

Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef

Tour the vineyards (all of them!) of France

Test drive a Violet Wand

Enter a spank-a-thon (if there isn’t such a thing, there should be…)

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  1. If you could have dinner with 3 people- past or present who would they be and why?

Call me boring, but it would be my husband and a couple of friends. Friendship, love and laughter always make for the best evenings ☺

Quick answers:

  1. vanilla or chocolate?     I have to choose?
  2. Snow or Beach?     BEACH.
  3. Sandals, boots or sneakers     Boots.
  4. lazy Saturdays: naked, sweats or full blown dressed    Full blown Dressed. Then you get the fun of taking it all off again ☺
  5. favorite food?   Seafood.
  6. Favorite color?    Bright Red.
  7. Favorite time of day?     Evening.
  8. Favorite season?    Summer.
  9. Favorite pastime?    Writing or Baking!
  10. Favorite drink?    White Wine.

Writing:

  1. Tell us about what you are working on now?

‘The Ties That Bind’ is my latest project, which will be the last book in the Pony Tales series. There will be a full range of power play, a night out and a romantic candlelit dinner with the heroine top to toe in restraints… you get the picture 😉 It’s going to be just as naughty as the previous books – or worse, lol.

After that’s complete, I’ll start on the next book in my new ‘Evading Death’ series which is a paranormal steamy romance with a little BDSM, although of the less kinky kind. Think four poster beds, handcuffs, master vampires and… fangs.

Bio:

Christina (C.P.) Mandara was born in the UK, but has spent most of her life travelling the world. She speaks three languages and has been chiefly employed in the fields of finance and travel. Her favourite city is Sydney and her favourite holiday destination is the south of France.

She loves keeping fit and enjoys running, cycling, surfing and sailing. In her spare time she’s usually cuddled up with a good book, exploring the countryside, or baking in the kitchen. In fact, she loves her kitchen so much she’s one of few woman who wouldn’t mind being tied to it! Her first and foremost love is writing, however, and more often than not you’ll find her on a laptop spinning tales of romance, erotica or dark, paranormal fantasies.

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Author Social Media Links:

Amazon Author Page

Barnes and Noble Author Page

Blog {Blissful Blog}

Facebook

Goodreads

G+

Twitter {@naughtynell101}

Twitter {@cpmandara}

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