Spotlight: Saloni Quinby, author of Weapons of Redemption

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Whips and Chains by Saloni QunibyWhips and Chains is the first in the Weapons of Redemption Series. Tell us more about it.
Weapons of Redemption focuses on five men who were abducted and changed by a vampire pirate. Now they use their powers to help other victims. Each man has found his own way to cope with the pain and guilt of his past. The last book in the series focuses on the villain, giving his side of the story and opening up the possibility of redemption for him.

How did you come up with the title?
The five vampire rebels used the skills they perfected under the control of their cruel master and now use them to protect others, so they have actually become weapons of redemption.

When will we see the rest of the series?
The entire series is currently available at Changeling Press.

Your publisher describes this as paranormal BDSM erotic romance. What is it about the paranormal that makes that erotic heat so much hotter?
I’m not sure that paranormal necessarily makes erotica hotter, but as far as plotline goes, it’s fun to explore a world in which supernatural creatures exist. I especially love the vampire myth. To me they’re at the top of the list of sexiest paranormal creatures. I love their power and depending on the type of vampire, there’s the possibility of a long life so the characters can have lots of adventures through different time periods.

Do you write in other genres too?
Yes, I also write historical romance as well as some contemporary and suspense.

What is it about a story that takes you past that tipping point – from when an idea is merely interesting to when it becomes something that simply has to be written?
When the main characters nag me so much that I have to write their story.

Do the people around you know what you write? How have they reacted, or how would they react?
My family and closest friends know what I write and they’re very supportive. I’ve always written so it wasn’t a big surprise for them. Anyone who really knows me wouldn’t be surprised by what I write, so it was never a big issue.

What’s the best part of being a writer?
To me the best part of being a writer is creating characters and worlds I love and hoping others enjoy them too.

What’s the most challenging part of being a writer?
Deciding which idea to work on next. Sometimes I feel like the characters are fighting a battle in my head for whose story is next to be told.

What is your writing process?
I like to work with a loose outline so I know where the story is going, however I need to leave some wiggle room for the inevitable changes that happen while the story is being written.

Where do you write?
I do most of my writing at home at my desk. I always keep a notebook with me, though. When a scene pops into my head, I like make note of it or if possible write it then and there.

What’s your ‘guilty pleasure’?
Horror movies! Truly I’m not all that guilty about it, but I’ll watch just about any type of horror movie. I especially love grade B horror/action movies.

And finally, back to Weapons of Redemption 1: Whips and Chains: if you were on an elevator with someone and had a few seconds to convince them to read your book, what would you tell them?
If you like hot gay romance and vampire heroes, try Weapons of Redemption.

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Whips and Chains by Saloni QunibyWeapons of Redemption 1: Whips and Chains

by Saloni Quinby

Five men, enslaved by a vampire pirate and forced to do his bidding, rebelled against their master and earned the wrath of a monster. Now, while plotting to destroy the man who, centuries later, still thinks he owns them, they use their powers to protect other victims.

In a seedy underworld of sex and violence, a serial killer is stalking men and Guy is called upon to find the murderer. Ryan, a professional Dom known as the Beast Tamer, specializes in meting out pleasure and pain to oversized men. While undercover, Guy and the sexy young man with a mysterious past become lovers, but is Ryan the next victim or is he the killer?

 

The following excerpt from WHIPS AND CHAINS is for readers 18 and over.

Usually Guy had complete control over his body, but Ryan did something to him. Throughout the meal, when Ryan looked at him a certain way or made simple gestures, such as moistening his lips or handling his silverware, Guy’s cock stiffened and he tingled everywhere. A few times he had to restrain himself from reaching across the table, kissing Ryan and fucking him then and there.

He wondered what it would be like for them. Would they end up fighting each other for dominance? Probably. Although Guy wanted to draw information from Ryan, he didn’t relish the thought of breaking his spirit. A man like this probably wouldn’t take well to being forced into submission, or even lured into it, but Ryan had no chance of winning a battle of wills against a vampire.

Yet Ryan’s pleasure or Guy’s wasn’t the issue here. People were being murdered and Guy needed to do everything in his power to stop it.

After dinner, Guy and Ryan split the bill and headed back to the dungeon.

“This was an interesting evening,” Ryan said when they stopped outside his door.

“We should do it again.”

“Yes.”

Ryan’s huge blue eyes stared into Guy’s, drawing him in. He and Ryan simultaneously grasped each other’s faces. Their mouths met in a hungry kiss. Guy groaned. The pressure of their kiss opened the cut on Ryan’s lower lip. Guy licked and sucked it, relishing the taste of his delicious blood.

The Weapons of Redemption series is available at

About Saloni Quinby

The child of a painter and a psychic dreamer, Saloni Quinby feels spirituality and storytelling go hand-in-hand. She loves the scent of gardenia, the sound of wind chimes and the taste of honey. By listening to what isn’t said, she creates works based on unspoken desires. Saloni prefers blurred gender lines and many varieties of romance. In a world where passion must at times be restrained, she believes erotica is a pleasure to be shared. With her stories she would like to make her fantasies yours and hopes you enjoy the ride. She also writes under the name Kate Hill. Please visit her online at http://www.kate-hill.com, http://www.twitter.com/katehillromance and https://www.facebook.com/kate.hill.92505.

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2 Comments

  1. Comment by Kate Hill/Saloni Quinby:

    Thank you for having me as a guest, PJ!

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