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Monday, October 29, 2012


Niina : Welcome to For The Love of Reading, Ms. Szereto, I’m glad you could come by!

Mitzi Szereto : Thanks so much for inviting me! And thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to tell everyone about my new book Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire, an anthology of sexy stories in the fantasy realm.

Niina : Let’s get started! Can you tell my readers here 4 fun unknown facts about you so we can break the ice?

Mitzi :
  1. I used to play the piano, guitar and drums. 
  2. My three favorite Metallica songs are “The Unforgiven,” “Nothing Else Matters,” and “Fade to Black.” 
  3. I prefer men who can cook.
  4. I don’t like tall guys. I don’t see the point of looking up into someone’s nostrils.
Niina : LOL! Nice visual image! ;) Tell us something about your book that we wouldn't know just by reading the blurb, in 5 sentences or less?

Mitzi : Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire offers the reader a taste of epic fantasy with a lot of steam along with some spice à la Game of Thrones. You don’t have to be a fantasy lover to enjoy it. And you don’t have to be an erotica lover to enjoy it either. The anthology happily skirts both worlds—and several others as well.

Niina : True. What story did you most enjoy reading and why?

Mitzi : Since I have 14 stories in the anthology including one of my own, I dare not pick a favourite! It wouldn't be fair to the writers, all of whom deserve kudos for their excellent work.

Niina : Quite right. :) Are you working on anything fun right now?

Mitzi : I’m writing another novel, which is taken from a classic work of literature such as what I did with Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts. However, unlike P&P, which is more a sex parody and flat out rude and raunchy, this new novel will be pure Gothic and pure erotic containing lots of paranormal elements. I’ll be continuing it in a sequel mode, since in the original the protagonist is believed to have died. Not so in my version. I don’t want to give too much away right now, but it’s a project I've wanted to do for years and I pitched it to my publisher nearly three years ago before getting the green light last spring.

Niina : Sounds very interesting! What does it take to write a really hot love scene?

Mitzi : It takes imagination and inspiration, which can come from anywhere and nowhere. I don’t do the cliché things like having a glass of wine while taking a bubble bath or whatever. I think that’s silly. To say that a writer needs to get in a particular mood to write a sexy scene is like saying a writer working on a crime novel has to go on a killing spree to get in the mood. We’re writers. It’s our job to create scenes, characters, settings, etc., and we aren’t always in the perfect place, mood or location when we have to do it. I’ve heard of authors writing entire novels while commuting on public transport. I doubt that they rubbed up against their fellow passengers when writing a sexy scene. Well, not all of them anyway!

Niina : LOL! What makes a heroine sexy?

Mitzi : Hmm… Well, she should be physically attractive without being overly aware of it, and strong, but with a hint of vulnerability that reminds us of her humanity. It seems the most successful heroines are those whom readers would most like to be, but who also retain qualities that can be easily identified with.

Niina : Very well said! Flirting with the idea of bringing a new mythological/paranormal creature to page, what would be exciting to write about?

Mitzi : I’m not sure anything is truly new. It’s like art—it’s all been done before. However, I’m enjoying working with the protagonist in my novel-in-progress, as he tends to defy definition or classification. He’s human, but then again, he’s not. There are paranormal elements involved that have kept him alive, yet they are never quite explained. Nor were they in the original work. As a reader, you just have to accept.

Niina : Now to more personal questions! Sexiest movie star crush?

Mitzi : Gosh, I’m not sure he’d qualify as a crush, but I do quite fancy Ian Somerhalder, although he’s more known for TV than films. He’s got the qualities I like in men: he’s cute, little, and I detect a quirkiness in his personality. I do love quirky!

Niina : What’s the naughtiest book you've read this year?

Mitzi : I can’t think of anything offhand, as nearly all of my reading material this past year has been crime novels and thrillers. I don’t usually make a habit of reading “naughty” books just for the sake of it. There has to be something more than that going on.

Niina : What’s on your night stand?

Mitzi : Aside from my mobile phone, nothing at the moment. I’ve only just moved and I’m too busy to read!

Niina : What is your favorite guilty treat/pleasure?

Mitzi : Well, it’s generally been EastEnders and Coronation Street, the two popular British TV soaps. I know they’re not exactly highbrow, but hey, even the Queen watches them!

Niina : Which Disney Prince would you pick if you had to choose?

Mitzi : Would you be upset if I said that I never liked Disney, not even as a child? And I most definitely didn’t fancy any of the princes! I think those Disney princes set up young girls for a lot of disappointment when they reached womanhood and discovered what men are really like!

Niina : Before we finish, here are some Quick Fire Questions:

The moon or the sun? The moon.
Formula 1 or Nascar? I’d say Formula 1, but only because I got to interview Tiff Needell for Mitzi TV and he’s an absolute darling!
Hockey or Football? Neither, I hate sports. But if you pushed me on this, I’d have to say football (and by that I don’t mean American football, but real football, such as what’s played everywhere else in the world). Those English teams have some great scarves!
Boots or Flip Flops? Boots, but flip flops at home.
Shots or Wine? Wine usually, but I’ve been known to down some tequila shots, providing there’s lime and salt on hand.
Fair: Popcorn or Cotton candy? Cotton candy, despite the fact that you take a few bites and then feel absolutely disgusted and toss the thing in the nearest bin.
Date: Going bowling or Going to dinner? Going to dinner! And no, not McDonald’s.
Scarier: Ghosts or Demons? Demons.
Men: Alpha-male or Millionaire? Millionaire. I can’t stand alpha males, not even millionaire alpha males.
Men: Bad boys or Good guys? Good guys, but with a bit of bad when you want it.
Men: Muscled or Slim? Slim, but with definition.
Knights or Kings? Knights.
Romance: Fallen Angels or Sexy Demons? Sexy demons.
Romance: Firemen or Cowboys? Firemen. Cowboys’ hands are too rough and calloused and I’m not into that hat thing at all.
Romance: Historical or Paranormal? Paranormal.
Sexier: Kisses or Licks? Kisses.
Sexier: Holding your hand or Touching your hair? Holding my hand.
Sexier: Eyes or Lips? Eyes.
Romance or Erotic Romance? Erotic Romance, though a lot of the regular romance genre has become a lot more erotic over the years. Barbara Cartland would be shocked!
Erotica or Erotic Romance? Case by case basis on this one.
Male POV or Female POV (Point Of View)? Depends on the character and the writer, but probably more so female POV.

Niina : Thanks for visiting the For The Love of Reading, Mitzi! Any news would you like to share with your readers, or websites they can check out?

Mitzi : Readers are welcome to check out my “Errant Ramblings” blog and my web TV channel Mitzi TV; I've included the links below. I've also got another book out that’s quite a bit different from my Thrones of Desire. It’s a quirky crime novel/cozy mystery entitled Normal for Norfolk: The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles. It features a photojournalist bear ( yes, I said bear ) who goes on assignment in Norfolk, England and unwittingly finds himself the sole suspect in a string of murders. The novel is the first in a new series and was co-written with my sidekick bear, Teddy Tedaloo ( ). If you don’t know who he is, then you need to find out!

Mitzi Szereto website:
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Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto’s Weblog: 

Mitzi Szereto MySpace:

Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire :

Normal for Norfolk ( The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles ) :

Niina : Check out the Giveaway and Review next!

To win print book of Thrones of Desire
- Follow me with Google Friend Connect ( or any of the options on the right sidebar )
- Comment on this entry about the Interview ( do say more than just 'nice interview', be more original )
- The Giveaway will close on Monday 5th of November when will help me pick the winner! ( shipping to US only )

Author: Anthology
Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: Cleis Press on Sept. 2012
Form: E-book (from the author/publisher for an honest review)
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Erotica (+18 Only)
Amazon: Buy / $11.83 (Paperback) ( EU price, click to see yours )
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $11.83 (Paperback)
All Romance E-books: Buy / $15.95 (E-book)

"Thrones of Desire is a place where lust and legend abound, and adventure, passion and danger entwine. Think mystical lands and creatures, kings and queens, knights and renegades, heroes and villains, warlords, maidens and princesses.

Think battles and danger, honor and dishonor, good and evil. Most of all, think hearts filled with passion and secret desire. This is a place where romantic chivalry is alive and well, but so too is romantic wickedness.

This is a place where the good do not always win, and the bad are often more captivating and desirable than their altruistic counterparts. In these lush and timeless landscapes, the battle for flesh can be as important as the battle for power. Intrigue, sorcery, revenge, lawlessness, dark secrets and mysterious elixirs; entanglements with supernatural beings — everything is possible in these magical mythical landscapes.

Inspired by Game of Thrones these imaginative steamy tales transport the reader to fantastical realms."  ~ From Goodreads

Fantastic anthology of erotic stories, it's as good as the blurb promises and just as hot as it sounds! Thrones of Desire is every fantasy geek's wet day dream! The Foreword by Piers Anthony sets the mood perfectly you feel like shouting hooray to the fact that we can now write it as raunchy as we like it and not be ashamed of some male parts touching other female parts. ;)

And now comes the horrible part of trying to describe each story with one or two sentences so that the review won't be god awfully long. ;) Most of the stories were really good, well written and had substance so what I'm about to describe are the high notes of the bouquet :

Hot As a Dragon's Blood by Eric Del Carlo was bit weird, bit odd but fun!
Of High Renown by Janine Ashbless was a sexy story of nursing a knight back to health with some TLC and a side of sex.
At The Sorcerer's Command by Kim Knox was a sexy, smutty alpha male must read!
Silver by Anna Meadows was chivalrous tale of shyness, madness and stardust.
In the Kingdom of Roz by Madeline Moore was dark, sexy tale of princess coming of age and a kidnap. 
Key to the Queen's Elixir by Jo Wu was entertaining tale of wolves, Snow Queen and a knight waking a sleeping past.
Here There Be Dragons by Ashley Lister was all about Dragons and scratching an itch that is formed by loneliness and the revenge of a woman wronged. 
Flesh and Stone by Sacchi Green was a story from a slave market to a her new mistress's schemes.
Saints and Heroes by M.H. Crane - I was not a fan of this one it was just too bit too donfusing with all the term for a short story.
Escape by Mitzi Szereto was hot, well told and interesting, you wanted to figure out if the escape would work out.
Eyekeeper by Aurelia T. Evans was a little crazy, little dark, little sexy and all about the power trip.
The Widows's Man by Nyla Nox was interesting love letter to the woman he'd betrayed his Queen for.
Jericho by Megan Arkenberg was bit odd and harder to understand, not so sexy.
The Last Sacrifice by Zander Vyne was beautiful story of love, dragon, sacrifice and a unseen consequences.

With that said I'm all for promoting this erotica short story anthology to all fans of fantasy and fans on getting down dirty! ;)

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