Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tattoo Tuesday: Tommy Barresi #tattooTuesday #sexytats #inked #covermodel

Welcome
Tommy Barresi
to Tattoo Tuesday


Give me four sentences that sum you up: what you do, who you are, where you've been...
I am Sicilian, and I am a Scorpio.  I come from the NYC/NJ area and have lived in Phoenix since 1997.  I'm college educated and self employed.  I am a big fan of living life to the fullest.

What was your first tattoo? How old were you?
First Tat was my left forearm, and I got it this year.  It is a Polynesian tribal piece with lots of hidden stuff!  I was 46 when I got it.


Do you have more tats planned?
I plan on getting an Eagle on my right chest this winter, to match my other two and "finish" the project.

Do you buy into tattoos being addictive once you start getting them?
I think the "addictive" nature of tattoos comes from liking the finished product and seeing the artwork in motion, in the flesh.


What's your life plans for the immediate future? Long-term?
I would like to take modeling to it's farthest point possible, and then see where it takes me.  Long term plans are simple enough----to find a woman to deal with my shit.

What's something about yourself that most people don't know?
Something that people might not know about me is that I read a lot.  I read everyday because it keeps me sharp and in tune with the world around me.


If you could go back in time and give your younger-self ONE piece of advice, what would it be?
One piece of advice I'd like to give the younger me would be to find more reasons to say YES and less excuses to say NO.

If you were a superhero, what would your power be? Your weakness?
My superhero powers would revolve around the Truth.  I would be like Judge Judy and Rambo all rolled up into one   My weakness would have to be the pretty ladies..................and a great cheeseburger!


Do you have a good-luck charm or superstition before competing, traveling, etc?
I am not superstitious but I am incredibly detail oriented before travel and contests ----- I think they call it OCD lol

Favorite TV show or station?
I never really had a favorite TV show, but I watched a hell of a lot of Soul Train, just sayin'



Favorite sport/activity to either participate in or watch?
My favorite thing to do in my spare time are bodybuilding, boxing, playing my guitar and saving old hot rods from the junkyard.

What was the first vehicle you bought?
My first car was a 1966 Dodge Coronet with a 440 Magnum and a 4.10 Dana rear.  I was in high school at the time.  That car scared both my parents real bad.


What's your 'go to' comfort item (food, place, drink, etc)?
My favorite comfort foods are sugar and fat based anything lol  Cake and ice cream are still my favorite.

If there were no $ or time limitations, where would you be right now and what would you be doing?
Money and time aside, I could definitely see myself staying in shape and traveling to exotic places that didn't require much clothing.



What's one place you'd love to travel to?
I would absolutely LOVE to go to Italy and Sicily.  That is where my family comes from and I need to see it in all it's glory before I die.

Do you enjoy reading? Who's your fav author, or your fav type of book (suspense, mystery, biography, paranormal, etc)?
Yes, I love reading.  I am pretty eclectic in my taste, and I really love studying the occult.  Too many great authors to pick just one.


Quick Questions:
Bottle or can? Bottle
Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla
Salty, sweet or spicy? Sweet
Muscle car or motorcycle? Muscle Car, of course
Morning person or night-owl? Morning Person
Rollercoaster or bumper cars? Bumper cars


Where would you like people to find you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Email? Website?
Instagram at : Tommybarresi



Any other shout outs you'd like to do? Websites? FB pages?
Check out my friends Facebook pages:  Night Vulture Productions, Calvin Smith, Michael Meadows, Rob Kristian, and Shelton Cole

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Photog Thursday: True Sound Photography #photogThursday #coverphotos #photog @GabeSearching

 Welcome
True Sound Photography
to Photog Thursday

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM 

Give us the lowdown on who you are... where have you been? What have you done? What makes you tick.
MY NAME IS GABE MYERS, PHOTOGRAPHER FOR TRUESOUND PHOTOGRAPHY.  I AM BASED OUT OF PHOENIX ARIZONA.  I HAVE TRAVELED AROUND THE COUNTRY TO PHOTOGRAPH MODELS, WEDDINGS, EXPECTING MOTHERS ETC.  MY GOAL IS TO CREATE ARTISTIC BASED PHOTOGRAPHS TO SATISFY THE VISION OF MY CLIENTS, AS WELL AS MY OWN EVER EVOLVING VISIONS OF GREAT ART.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

When did you first know you wanted to be behind a camera for a living?
I TOOK PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND LEARNED ABOUT FILM DEVELOPMENT AND DARK ROOM PROCEDURES, AND EVER SINCE THEN, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN ATTRACTED TO USING THE CAMERA TO CREATE.  I'M ALSO A MUSICIAN SO I SPENT THE LAST 10 YEARS OR SO REALLY PURSUING MUSIC, BUT AFTER BECOMING TIRED OF RELYING ON OTHER PEOPLE FOR MY SUCCESS, I STARTED TAKING PHOTOGRAPHY MORE SERIOUSLY; IT'S AN ARTISTIC OUTLET THAT I CAN DO ON MY OWN, AND CREATE 100% WHEN AND HOW I WANT TO DO IT, WITH NO RULES ATTACHED.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

We all want to know how you find these sexy guys to take photos of... tell us the process
IT WAS REALLY JUST A STROKE OF COINCIDENCE.  I HAD A FRIEND TELL ME ABOUT PAUL BLAKE BUT I HAD NEVER SEEN HIM OR KNEW MUCH ABOUT THE MALE MODEL WORLD.  ONE DAY I WAS JUST SURFING FACEBOOK AND CAME ACROSS HIS NAME, SAW HIS LOOK, AND MESSAGED HIM AND ASKED IF HE WAS INTERESTED IN SHOOTING SOMETIME.  I WASN'T EXPECTING A REPLY AT ALL, BUT WITHIN MINUTES HE RESPONDED, SAID HE LOVED MY WORK AND WANTED TO SHOOT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  AFTER THAT IT ALL STARTED A SNOWBALL EFFECT, MATTY BOY INKED HIT ME UP AFTER THAT, THEN STEVE GEHRKE ETC ETC.  WORD OF MOUTH IS THE BIGGEST BUSINESS TOOL YOU CAN HAVE.  THEYVE ALL BECOME REALLY GOOD FRIENDS OF MINE NOW.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

How do you get the models to give you what you want? Do you coach before the set of pics? During? Shouting out 'turn left, no your other left'?
PRIOR TO THE SHOOTS, WE USUALLY DISCUSS WHAT TYPE OF THEME OR IDEA WE ARE WANTING TO GO FOR, WHETHER IT BE A NATURAL LOOK, OR A DARK LOOK, IF WE ARE PROMOTING A CLOTHING COMPANY ETC.  THAT THEN DICTATES WHAT TYPE OF LOCATION I WILL PICK OUT. FOR EXAMPLE, IF WE ARE PROMOTING A CLOTHING COMPANY, I NEED A NICE NEUTRAL LOOKING PLACE THAT'S NOT TOO BUSY IN THE BACKGROUND, IN ORDER TO ATTRACT ATTENTION DIRECTLY TO THE BRAND.  AS FAR AS DURING THE SHOOT, YES I'M ALWAYS DIRECTING AND REDIRECTING, LOOK AT THE SHOT I JUST TOOK AND SEEING IF IT ACTUALLY WORKED OR NOT.  IF IT DIDN'T WORK, WE CONTINUE TO EXPERIMENT UNTIL I GET THE SHOT I'VE ENVISIONED.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

What's the coolest location you've every photographed in?
FOR PHOTOGRAPHING GUYS, ALLEYS BEHIND BUILDINGS IN DOWNTOWN AREAS CAN GIVE YOU SOME OF THE BEST LOOKING SHOTS.

Do you love using digital medium, or are you nostalgic about the old 35mm?
THE ONLY TIME I EVER WORKED WITH ACTUAL FILM AND FILM DEVELOPMENT WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL, SO I DON'T REALLY KNOW ANYTHING ELSE BESIDES THE DIGITAL MEDIUM.  I ENJOY IT A LOT, BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S ANY LESS EASIER WHEN YOU INCORPORATE THE PHOTOSHOP WORLD AND NEEDING TO HAVE THAT KNOWLEDGE TO OPERATE THE SOFTWARE CORRECTLY.  I CAN STILL SMELL THE DARK ROOM DEVELOPING CHEMICALS TO THIS DAY THOUGH!

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM



What was your first camera?
AN OLD FILM CANON 35MM

What's the best part of your job?
SOCIALIZING AND INTERACTING WITH NEW PEOPLE, AND WORKING WITH EACH OTHER TO CREATE AN IMAGE THAT WILL ESSENTIALLY LAST FOREVER.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

If we were to peek into your office space what items would we see that might surprise us?
LOTS OF GUITARS!

Do you listen to music while you edit photos or doesn't it matter?
I ALMOST ALWAYS LISTEN TO MUSIC, THE HEAVIER THE BETTER! I ALSO DO A LOT OF BACK AND FORTH WITH EDITING AND THEN I GO ONLINE AND CHECK FACEBOOK OUT ETC.  IT KEEPS MY EYES FRESH FROM LOOKING AT THE SAME THING FOR TOO LONG OF A PERIOD OF TIME.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

What do you absolutely enjoy about working with models and authors for covers?
I LOVE THE CHALLENGE OF CREATING A THEME OR CREATING A CHARACTER TO HELP FIT INTO THE AUTHORS' VISION FOR THEIR STORY.  HAVING THEM EXPLAIN TO ME THE THEME OF THE BOOK, AND THEN LOOKING TO ME TO CREATE THE OVERALL IMAGE TO COMPLIMENT THEIR THEME IS VERY SATISFYING TO ACCOMPLISH!

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

Who do you have coming up on your schedule that we might be interested in?
I'M ALWAYS IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH PAUL BLAKE AND MATTY ORT WITH WHAT WE CAN CREATE AND WHAT WE CAN DO DIFFERENTLY THAT HASN'T BEEN DONE YET.  I'M ALWAYS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY FROM LANCE JONES AND STEVE GEHRKE AS WELL.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

What ONE item would you absolutely have to have on a deserted island?
SUNGLASSES!

Quick questions (one worders)
Chocolate or vanilla VANILLA
Morning person or night owl MORNING PERSON
can or bottle BOTTLE
wine or beer BEER
train or plane PLANE
Vegas or Disney World DISNEY WORLD
Modern or classical art MODERN

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

Where would you like authors and other interested folks to get in touch with you?
CONTACT ME DIRECT TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tattoo Tuesday: Gabe Myers #tattooTuesday #sexytats @gabesearching

Please Welcome
Gabe Myers
to Tattoo Tuesday


What was your first tattoo? How old were you?
THE FIRST TATTOO WAS THE BURNING BUSH ON MY LEFT ARM.  I WAS 18 WHEN I GOT THAT

If you had to pick a favorite piece of ink, which would it be and why?
MY FAVE IS CURRENTLY MY CHEST PIECE.  IT'S THE NEWEST AND BIGGEST PIECE, AND A LOT OF BLOOD AND SWEAT WENT INTO GETTING THAT ON ME!

Do you have more tats planned?
I'M ALWAYS THINKING OF NEW IDEAS TO PUT ON ME, MY LEGS WILL PROBABLY BE NEXT.


Do you buy into tattoos being addictive once you start getting them?
ABSOLUTELY

What's your life plans for the immediate future? Long-term?
CONTINUING TO BE A PHOTOGRAPHER

What's something about yourself that most people don't know?
I'M LEFT HANDED

If you could go back in time and give your younger-self ONE piece of advice, what would it be?
DON'T BE SO STUPID BY GROWING UP SO QUICKLY.


Do you have a good-luck charm or superstition before competing, traveling, etc?
Favorite TV show or station? BOBS BURGERS AND ARCHER

Favorite sport/activity to either participate in or watch?
I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED PLAYING BASKETBALL AND WATCHING PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL, NBA GAMES.


What was the first vehicle you bought?
A SUPER AWESOME BROWN SATURN 4 DOOR SEDAN! CHICK MAGNET.

What's your 'go to' comfort item (food, place, drink, etc)?
MY CAMERA

If there were no $ or time limitations, where would you be right now and what would you be doing?
ON A BEACH IN THE CARIBBEAN PHOTOGRAPHING A MODEL


What's one place you'd love to travel to?
FRANCE

Do you enjoy reading? Who's your fav author, or your fav type of book (suspense, mystery, biography, paranormal, etc)
I HONESTLY CANT REMEMBER THE LAST BOOK I READ.


Where would you like people to find you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Email? Website?
FACEBOOK (GABE MYERS)
INSTAGRAM @THEMOSTINTERESTING_MAN
EMAIL TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

Any other shout outs you'd like to do? Websites? FB pages?
ADAM GADDY OF ADAM GADDY PHOTOGRAPHY

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tattoo Tuesday- Antonio Clyburn Sr. #tattooTuesday #sexytats #covermodel

Welcome
Antonio Clyburn
to Tattoo Tuesday

Contact Shauna Kruse of Kruse Images and Photography for image use and purchase

Give me four sentences that sum you up: what you do, who you are, where you've been... 
 I am 37 years old, originally from Detroit,MI. I spent 14 years in the military. I'm married and I have 4 children. I currently compete in The National Physique Committee as a Physique competitor. I currently work as a security officer for the City of Seattle and I also do personal training in my spare time.

What was your first tattoo?  Does it have meaning to you?
My first tattoo was a picture of a basketball and a hoop. It basically represents the love I have for the game, I've been playing basketball since age 5 and still play every now and then with my boys


Do you have any that you regret getting?
No

If you had to pick a favorite piece of ink, which would it be and why?
My favorite tattoo would be the portraits of my twin girls and my two boys, my children mean everything to me and I love them unconditionally.


Do you have more tats planned?
yes I would like to get more, but have not decided on exactly what.

What's your life plans for the immediate future? Long-term?
To become a professional men's physique athlete. To have my own fitness facility.


What's something about yourself that most people don't know?
I lived in Japan for 3 years


If you could go back in time and give your younger-self ONE piece of advice, what would it be?
To NEVER QUIT!!!


Favorite TV show or station?
ESPN Sportscenter

What's your 'go to' comfort item (food, place, drink, etc)?
Food: a large meatlovers pizza
   place: my living room couch
   drink: Corona with lime juice



Quick Questions:
Bottle or can? Bottle
Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla
Salty, sweet or spicy? Sweet
Muscle car or motorcycle? Motorcycle 
Morning person or night-owl? Night-owl
Rollercoaster or bumper cars? Bumper cars all the way! LOL


Where would you like people to find you?
Email: clyburnfitness@gmail.com


Any other shout outs you'd like to do? Websites? FB pages?
 I would like to shout out the most amazing, hardest working photographer in the business Ms. Shauna Kruse of kruse images and photography!!

All images are copyrighted by Kruse Images and Photography and/or Antonio Clyburn. They may not be used, reposted, shared or otherwise transferred without writing permissions from the photographer AND the model.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Author Spotlight: Lisa Carlisle 'Knights of Stone' #eroticromance #gargoyles #paranormal @lisacbooks

Please Welcome
Lisa Carlisle
to Author Spotlight


Highland Gargoyles 1
Gargoyles, tree witches, and wolf shifters have divided the Isle of Stone after a great battle twenty-five years ago. When Kayla, a tree witch, hears about the unconventional rock concerts in the gargoyle’s territory, she sneaks from her coven and into their territory to see for herself. Night after night, she returns to see one in particular shift into human form and play guitar at these unconventional shows.

For several nights, Mason has kept watch for the pixie-like female. He plans to seduce her, thinking she’s a visitor from another island. When he discovers she’s one of the tree witches, he retreats, attempting to keep his distance. The temptation is strong, but forbidden.

Kayla and Mason attempt to meet in secret, but other elements on the isle command their attention. A magical cloak created by the three clans on the island is thinning, leading to repercussions for all the clans. Kayla and Mason are caught in the middle of it, and their actions may change the fate for all.

This novella was originally released as part of the USA Today bestselling Highland Shifters paranormal romance boxed set.

Excerpt
The crowd pushed Kayla closer to the stage as the last trails of fiery sunset faded. They knew what happened once darkness fell. She recovered her footing and focused again on the five life-sized stone gargoyles perched on pedestals on the perimeter of the stage. The space between them was set with instruments—guitars, a drum set, mic stands, and massive amplifiers, while a bonfire in a pit behind them cast the statues in a warm glow.

A stagehand with tartan draped over one shoulder climbed onto the stage and walked to the closest statue. He fastened the kilt over its shoulder and around its waist with a thick belt, covering the statue’s massive thighs. Kayla flushed, picturing why the coverings were necessary once the transformation began. The kilt had become a key detail in her fantasies about the guitarist, since it was the only clothing he wore. The stagehand continued dressing each statue with the same brilliant blue tartan worn by the gargoyle clan.

The last vestige of sunlight disappeared from the sky, and night draped the stage like a closing curtain. The statues loomed, dark silhouettes barely discernible by the crescent moon with the backdrop of the craggy cliffs and the rugged peaks of waves in the Atlantic Ocean behind them. The murmur of voices was replaced by silence. Waiting…

Five torches blazed on the stage all at once, lit by an unseen force. The audience erupted in cheers as the dancing lights from the flickering fire basked the statues. The flames lowered, casting the gargoyles in an eerie, almost reverent glow.

Movement. So slight, Kayla wondered if it was simply a play of light and shadows in her anticipation for the change. She fixed her gaze on the statue in front of her, the one she’d gravitated to each time she had sneaked out to see the show. Its massive gray form stood straight on two legs built for sturdiness. Its chest jutted out proudly. Gray wings with detailed feathers etched in the stone arched from a point below its shoulder blades. Eyes cast straight ahead on a face that appeared to be a mixture of canine and lion. Its right hand twitched, so slightly she would have missed it if she hadn’t stared so intently. Then a clawed foot inched forward.

Murmurs of astonishment burst from the crowd as the transformation began. Their cries of fervor grew louder as the monstrous statues transformed into taller, slimmer figures with the bronzed skin of warriors who battled under the midday sun. The tartan fabric fell over their thighs as they stood erect, covering their nudity.

Kayla barely blinked, mesmerized as always, as the statue before her stood to full height, taking on the form of a human male, but with beautiful raven wings. Hair just as black snaked rebelliously past his chin. The stony eyes flickered with animation, turning to a mossy green. His deep gaze seared the audience, seeming to burn anything in the path. When he found Kayla, he stopped. His expression was unreadable, but the intensity in his unblinking eyes made her swallow. She froze under the scrutiny as if hypnotized, unable to break eye contact. Her stomach lurched, heart pounded, and every muscle in her body tightened, fueled with blood now scorching through her veins. His penetrating appraisal affected her so. When his eyes took on a smoldering glint, her skin tingled and a red-hot awareness grew between her thighs.

He broke the stare and continued to assess the audience. She gasped, not realizing she had been holding her breath, and panted while she tried to breathe at a normal rate.

He turned on robust legs and strode to a guitar stand. She tore her eyes from him to note the other gargoyles. They, too, had shifted into the form of striking males. One had black hair draped further down his back, one had long blond hair, and two had reddish-brown hair—one wavy and shaggy, the other straight. They took their place at other instruments. She sought the guitarist again and caught the first sound of the pick striking the strings. On hearing the guitar projected through the amp, the crowd roared again, pressing Kayla forward.

The freak show was about to begin.

Spotlights flooded the musicians, powered by solar panels near a massive amplifier. The guitarist continued playing and the others joined in, playing a raucous crossover between hard rock and heavy metal. The one with long blond hair grabbed hold of the microphone and belted out a shattering cry that sounded like a call to battle. The crowd went pin drop silent to listen and then cheered in unison as the band played on. The front man sang piercing growls and low croons about the Knights in Stone, the protectors of the ancient forests, battling against the evil tree witches.
Kayla’s coven.

Links




About Lisa Carlisle:
Lisa Carlisle is a USA Today Bestselling author of romance and suspense. She loves stories with dark, brooding heroes and independent, caring heroines.  Her travels have provided her with inspiration for various settings in her novels, including deployments while she served in the Marines. She lived in Parris Island, the California desert, and Okinawa, Japan. She also backpacked alone through Europe, and lived in Paris, France, as an au pair before returning to the U.S. and buying a book store. She now lives and works in New England with her husband, two children, a cat, and many fish.
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Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lisacarlisleauthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6463824.Lisa_Carlisle
Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Carlisle/e/B009C7T8L4/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1413555884&sr=8-2-ent

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Photog Thursday- Newbie Edition: For the Love of Memories #photogThursday #photographer

Please Welcome
Naomi DeHart from For the Love of Memories
Photog Thursday- Newbie Edition​​


Give us the lowdown on who you are... where have you been? What have you done? What makes you tick.
My name is Naomi.  I was born in Texas but I've lived most of my life in Pennsylvania. I've traveled to Aruba, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, Mexico.  I have a wonderful 9 year old daughter. I've worked full time at a pediatric dental office for the past 13 years. I consider photography as my hobby but my love for capturing beautiful images is what makes me tick.


When did you first know you wanted to be behind a camera for a living?
I've loved taking pictures since I was a little girl. I still consider this a hobby for me and not work. I don't ever want to get to the point where it feels like "a job."


We all want to know how you select the locations, people, etc that you shoot, or do you just wander around shooting anything that looking interesting?
When a schedule a client I ask them first if they have a location in mind. If not we discuss what they are looking for and go from there. Sometimes I will drive around and look for new locations.


What snags your eye first? Colors, lighting, textures, or something else?
Definitely colors! Especially this time of year, the fall brings beautiful color changes to trees and adds for great landscape images also!


What's the coolest location you've every photographed in?
I didn't have a photo session there, but Aruba is an amazingly beautiful location to take pictures!  There are many historic locations around the state where I have had a few sessions.


Do you love using digital medium, or are you nostalgic about the old 35mm?
Trying to keep up with technology and love using digital. It helps to see the image instantly and be able to make needed adjustments right away.


What was your first camera?
Hmmm, making me think way back! The first camera I remember having was a Kodak Instamatic camera w/ 35 Flip Flash

Have you taken classes on photography? Photo editing software?
I took a class in high school but I'm mostly self taught. Lots of trial and error. I've just played around with software. Never took any classes.


What's the best part of your job?
Capturing images that people will love and display forever.

If we were to peek into your office space what items would we see that might surprise us? 
Nothing to shocking in there. It's a mess at the moment!


Do you listen to music while you edit photos or doesn't it matter?
Usually if there isn't the background noise of my daughter, haha

What do you absolutely enjoy about working with photography as a medium?
I love the image quality. Clear and crisp. I don't often use large format pictures but the few I have are beautiful quality.


What do you have coming up on your schedule that we might be interested in?
Fall is the busiest for me. I have at least one shoot every weekend, sometimes more.  That's a lot for a part-timer like me.

What ONE item would you absolutely have to have on a deserted island?
My camera of course!

Quick questions (one worders)
Chocolate or vanilla- CHOCOLATE!!
Morning person or night owl- night owl
can or bottle- bottle
wine or beer- wine
train or plane- plane
Vegas or Disney World- Vegas, haven't been there yet!
Modern or classical art- classical


Where would you like authors and other interested folks to get in touch with you?
email- fortheloveofmemories2@gmail.com


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Author Spotlight: Mark Cisper ~ Erotic poetry and stories #eroticromance #poetry @MarkCisper

Please Welcome Mark Cisper... erotic author and poet



Interview

1. Tell us a little about yourself. How did you get into writing?
Answer: I got into writing back in a high school English class; it was my senior year, 1991-92. In particular when we were introduced to poetry. I enjoyed the freedom and artistry of poetry so much that I simply began to write my own in my spare time; and when I was suppose to be concentrating in my classes. It's amazing I got decent grades and graduated. From that point on poetry was a staple in my life; a sanity buffer if you will. I even referred to my hand written journal in which my poetry fill my bible of my ego.

Sadly, I must report that towards the end of 2003 I began to suffer from Writer's Block. My poetry basically came to a stand still and since then I have only written a handful of poems. Before my creativity completely deserted me I decided that I wanted to try something completely and utterly different than anything I have ever written; a novel. The writing began on September 27, 2003 and came to a conclusion on December 29, 2003. The name of that novel is Marina's Cries. I hope to have it published some time in 2015.

In 2004, I again attempted to write another novel; ironically, that is the novel I am currently working through now and I already have a title for it: Courtney's Charge. I have been working on and off again since I completed the first of my novel's The Princess Slave: Mei's Song (which I had begun writing as simply a short story in about October 2011) in August 2013.

It seem now would be a good time to let you know that it was in 2013, March to be precise in which my creativity decided to wake up from writer's block with a vengeance. People call it writer's block but I called it a Creative Coma that lasted 10 years. I have been looking for employment for sometime and decided I needed a break from that monotony. I took my laptop to a coffee shop and simply began to look through all my writings. I opened untitled short story and began to read through it making a few minor edits as I did so....next thing I know I'm suddenly writing and building onto the story from where I left off and became The Princess Slave: Mei's Song.

Side note before I go ahead and move onto the next question. This year, 2014, in a two and half month time span, wrote another erotic short stories book called Tales from Inside The Lair which is a counterpart book to The Princess Slave. I hope to have the cover work completed soon and to publish it sometime in 2015.

2. If we walked into your 'writing space' what would we find surprising?
Answer: There is nothing too surprising about my 'writing space'. My writing space is my bedroom...nothing more nothing less.

3. What is your favorite genre to read when you read for pleasure?
Answer: I suppose you could say sci-fi. Up until recently I only read Star Wars novels. Since publishing and getting s bit of an appreciation for eBooks I have expanded a bit; a lot of books which may or may not be similar to The Princess Slave. In a word: erotic.

4. Short answers:
Favorite Movie
Answer: Star Wars...all six of them and looking forward to number seven next year and the two after that.

Coffee or tea
Answer: Coffee

Beer or Wine
Answer: Wine; red, preferably a Merlot.

Diet or regular
Answer: Regular; too much to life then to to sacrifice anything for looks.

PC or Mac
Answer: PC


Books

The Princess Slave: Mei's Song

Mei Song is an Asian Princess though only through the eyes of her lover John Hunter. Mei and John are introduced on her 18th birthday by her owner Howard Stephans; Mei is a sex slave whose sole purpose is to submit to the sexual desires and deviations of those men and women her Master allows to use her.

John came into her life but unlike all the others he saw her as a special princess and made it his mission to make her see that she is more then simply a sex slave. This is a three year journey in which Mei evolves from simply a submissive slave to learning about freedom and independence through her own desires through various mediums of artistic endeavors with the guidance of John.

However, both Mei and John must submit to various sexual perversities at the hands of not only Howard Stephans but others along the way to get to the absolute freedom in which Mei desires.

Excerpt from The Princess Slave: Mei's Song

Howard turned back and said, “John, as you can probably tell that none of these creatures are performers from The Tycoon’s Pleasures. No, those girls are simply my employees in which I pay for their performances. No, the girls here in The Lair are not paid for what they do for me or any other person in whom I either make a gift of or barter with. See, while not legal, these girls are my property and I am entitled to do with as I please.”

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Wisdom Still Burns Deep

This volume of poetry is selected poems from the works of Mark Cisper. The selections are of his smaller pieces and those that that are his very best as well as his personal favorites; at least in his very own humble opinion.

Listed below are the titles of his 13 books of poetry which are yet to be published that these 50 individual poems included in this volume were selected from:

When Dreams Are Murdered; From the Ashes of a Murdered Dream; The Journey of the Soul; The Insane Poet; The Procession of Pain, The Sadness of the Perpetual Smile; Angel Song; The Insane Poet Strikes Again; With a Single Cry; Silent Watcher; Been Made to Suffer; Anticipation's Anticlimax; and Like an Ancient Temple.

The time span in which these pieces were written is from 1991 to 2003.

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The Naked Pleasures of...

The Naked Pleasures of… is a collection of twelve erotic short stories and one poem. Originally, they were written in the form of poetry when The Insane Poet and The Procession of Pain was being written (these titles will be released in 2015).

The author decided that these stories and poem would be better suited to a book of their own. Thus, The Naked Pleasures of… was created by converting them into a closer resemblance of prose; though, still using some poetic license to give a different appearance then the standard prose writing.
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When Dreams Are Murdered

Just like every story there must be a beginning. The same is true with poetry. “When Dreams Are Murdered”, in essence, is the Genesis of the works of poetry by Mark Cisper. This is to say, it is not the true beginning except for the first six poems; salvaged from other sources after the original 91 pieces he wrote in 1991/92 while still in high school were lost.

The time span in which these pieces were written is from 1991 to May 1993. This you will see is true for the author has included a Chronology at the end of the book; something he believes has never been done before in literature. This Chronology will demonstrate to you he exact date in which a piece was written; and at times will show several were written in a day as well as the gaps in time between pieces. One last note on the Chronology: you will see exactly when he began keeping track of dates.

Let's begin the journey of the life and works of the Word Art of the Poet by the name of Mark Cisper.

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Bio:

Mark Cisper was born January 26, 1973, in Sacramento, California. It was in San Jose that he discovered his love for the creative word art of poetry in high school. It was in his senior year in which he began to write regularly until he graduated and went into the United States Navy. From the point he discovered the word art until he graduated high school he had written nearly 100 poems; in the space of a few months.

After his failure in the Navy he returned home and began writing again. Unfortunately, in his attempts to woo a woman his original works were lost; only a few remain along with the unauthorized pieces he wrote in the Navy. So, when it comes to his poetry he wrote fairly consistently from 1993 through 2003. However, it was in the waning months of 2003 in which his writing began to suffer and fall into what he termed as a Creative Coma. However, as a last ditch effort to keep his creativity awake a little bit longer he decided to venture into a new realm of writing; that of the novel.

When he embarked on this venture he set aside three objectives. His first objective was to write something completely and utterly different from what he had ever written before. The second objective was quite simple and; to write it to a complete conclusion. His third and final objective was to hopefully spark some poetic inspiration with voices and mind sets other than his own. He was very satisfied to have completed these three objectives within the last three months of the year and completed it on December 29, 2003. This gave birth to Marina's Cries.

It is from 2003 until 2013 in which he has suffered greatly in his Creative Coma; his creativity only occasionally waking up for a little bit of literary inspiration. 2013 was the benchmark year in his creativity when he reviewed some stories he had begun during the Dark Years of his Coma. It was March 2013, when he began writing his second novel which he completed in August of the same year and entitled it The Princess Slave: Mei's Song and then published February 1, 2014 through www.lulu.com.

Links:
lulu.com Author Spotlight: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/MarkCisper