Sunday, March 11, 2012

Interview - Tonya Kinzer - The Boss's Pet

I am so excited to have this week, erotic romance author extraordinaire, Tonya Kinzer.  Tonya  is a self-published erotic romance author whose books are quickly climbing the charts at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you're looking for romance with a little more spice than the average hot read, you won't want to miss taking a look at her work.  She writes erotic romance for readers who love to become a silent character within the story! You will be pulled into scenes to partake of the activities along the lines of soft bondage and Dom/sub relationships, to feel what her characters feel and taste what they taste...strong sexual desires like your own! Be prepared to enter a world you'll not want to leave and can't wait to get back to...worlds where new submissives and demanding Doms entice you to read more!

Rae:  Tonya, thank you for being here with me this week.  To get us started off, could the readers something about yourself. . .

Tonya:  I'm the sweetheart next door, of course! The woman you'd least expect to write the kind of stories you only read in the privacy of your own home or on your Kindle/Nook so no one else knows what you're
reading. no one else knows you read because you enjoy wearing those damp thongs! *gasp* I'm the only one who knows WHY you read those forbidden words in private! Pssst...your secret is safe with me, hon!

Rae:  Where do your story ideas come from?

Tonya:  I have characters and voices in my head all the time and I'm lucky they continue giving me story ideas. They keep me awake at night and they wake me up in the morning to get me to my laptop! If I'm working on a scene or plot idea, they make sure it goes their way or bug me until I change it!

Rae:  Did you intend for the Boss's Pet series to become just that, a series?

Tonya:  Not when I originally wrote it. As a reader, I enjoy following characters into different adventures and story lines so it was natural that I took Nick and Sondra in that direction.

Rae:  Are you working on something new? If so, is it part of Nick and Sondra's story?

Tonya:  I do plan to add to the series with Nick and Sondra; I don't think I can totally abandon those two!  I am contemplating a few other books, have story ideas and after  talking with a few readers, the vote is coming in to do a western. Those rugged cowboys need love too! Someone has to tame them into slowing down long enough to find all the right places. There are so many avenues a western could go - deciding on the right location will be fun. I look forward to outlining the basics but the writing is usually done by the seat of my pants with the help of 'the voices'!

Rae:  Is writing a full time job for you?

Tonya:  No, we do own a business, The Boss and I, and that keeps us busy! Luckily, being one of the bosses and the IT person, among MANY other hats I wear, I have my office computer loaded with all my writing goodies as well. have to keep my secret - although The Boss does know that I write and market at work!

Rae:  When do you write, day or night or both?

Tonya:  I write anytime the muse is pun intended! I'm a workaholic, and so is The Boss, so both of us are working all the time. Quite often the scenes roll around in my head for a while then I can just sit down and start writing. A mug of coffee with lots of cream to get me writing in the morning and wine at night adds to the right touch to the scenes! *wicked laugh*

Rae:  Are you self-published? How's it going?

Tonya:  Yes I am self published but only because I chose to be. I've never submitted a manuscript to a published but that isn't out of the question for the future. I may decide to send one someday. Right now I enjoy being in total control of what goes on with my covers and when the books get released. I'm just anal about doing what I want and that bad? *wicked laugh* The Boss already knows this about me and he knows he can't make me do something I don't want. I'm also lucky that he whisks me away on convention/short getaways and those are fun times for us, so we do make time to relax!

Rae:  What attracts you to a man?

Tonya:  More than looks has to be his confidence, by far. He doesn't have to look like Adonis, although that is a distraction, if he knows who he is and where he's headed...and comfortable with that...he will look great! But all that aside, a man who rolls his long sleeves up to his forearms...mmm...just gets me, I'm not sure why but I love watching the muscles work in his forearm as he reads a paper or works a doesn't matter!

Rae:  What advice would you give new authors?

Tonya:  Ask for reviews and interview/guest spots on blogs. Many authors are looking for guest authors and many also enjoy helping those new authors get a chance to be in front of readers. Get your website up, Facebook, Twitter, blog, and get your name out there by commenting and tweeting!  Find a good critique partner who will help read through for errors and give pointers. Read your work out loud. If it doesn't read smooth for you, it won't read smooth for your readers! Learn POV and strive to stay iin it. Head hopping makes the reader dizzy and/or they'll toss the book against the wall! I have a few articles on my website for new readers and enjoy helping where I can.

Rae:  Tell us about your latest book. . .

Tonya:  Book four released in mid-January titled 'Their Submissive Switch' and Sondra steps up to the plate to show her Masters just how much she's learned. The tables turn and  one of them is under her dominate hands! Before all that happens though, Sondra gets her first taste of a female Domme --Can she handle a woman's touch or will her body betray her? Read the excerpt and see
( but be warned - it IS rated XXX.

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Book Trailer


CONTEST:  On Saturday, March 17th, I'll come back and pick a random commenter who also leaves me their email address in the comment - Winner will get a $15 gift card so also tell me where you'd like the give card to:  All Romance ebucks, Amazon or B & N. Want an extra entry to the contest? Share this interview on you FB page, tag me in it so I receive a notification and that will be added to the entries!


  1. Hi Tanya,
    thank you for the great post and giveaway today.
    i love the cover of the book and i look forward to reading it and the rest of the series. i am about 1/2 way the 1st book and love it. i can hardly wait to see what happens on the next page/next page/next page. LOL
    thank you for writing such a great story.

    tammy ramey

  2. Hi Tammy! Thanks for stopping in early! Wow! Thank you for reading The Contract - I hope you love Nick and Sondra! Please do come back later to chat with us as we all compare notes on what we love about men! The champagne is on ice, fill your glass and roam around Rae's site, venture over to mine but do come back!

    Rae! Thank you for having me this week! I love a party! Your place looks great! The bartender is pretty sexy too! *wink* I'll be around all week to answer questions so I hope we get several!

    Readers, we have a book trailer for your viewing pleasure, books to check out, blogs to follow, newsletters to subscribe to, and champagne all week. Psst - I do pull two monthly winners a month! One follower and one newsletter subscriber! Ask your questions, leave a comment but please include your email addy so I can easily contact the winner! Good luck to all of you. Don't lurk out there, come join in the chat!

  3. Excellent interview! Loving the covers Tonya! :)

  4. Awww shucks, I forgot the rest of my info was so excited about the interview :)

    bkwalkerbooks at comcast dot net

    Amazon would be the bomb

    Thanks for the chance to win :)

  5. wow, I lost is at that cover, lol

    since I just won a Nook (waiting for it, lol), B&N would be nice if I won.

    Shared on FB, not sure how to tag you though. :(
    requested as a friend.


    dlsmilad (at) yahoo (dot) com

    1. did twitter also to help more viewers to your blog, I only have so many followers also.

  6. Love the cover on Submissive Switch. Now if she could just move her hand a little.... ;)

  7. Hi ladies! Thank you so much for stopping in and thanks for the shares, RTs and invites! I have a blast doing my covers and wasn't sure about the Switch cover but Jimmy said it was fine! LOL

    My next book will be done outside of the series but may end up being a cowboy series, who knows but the next will be about those hunky cowboys and ranchhands! yeeha! Now how many love those western erotics? *wicked laugh!

  8. Hi Tonya! Just thought I'd drop in and say hi!

  9. Hi Cara, thanks for stopping in! I'm excited that book four is out and hope all the readers are enjoying it! If you've not downloaded your copy, my site has a buy link just for your type of ereader/program, stop in:

  10. HI Tonya,
    first let me apologize for mispelling your name before. sometimes my hands move faster than my brain. :D i am loving the book and enjoying following you it been a lot of fun.

    tammy ramey

  11. Tammy! *hugs* I honored that you're following my guest spots and getting in on the giveaways! Keep an eye on my blog schedule as that is where I post my own guests but also where readers can find me and more giveaways!

  12. Hi All! *hugs Tonya and Rae* Wow, that banner looks great up there! *winks*
    I have the privilege of critiquing for Tonya. Yes, I do! Steve loves when I read her books; he reaps in the benefits!! LOL So you know her books are hot if I get hot and bothered while editing! Her covers are always so sexy. When Tonya was writing Sharing Among Friends, I asked for a F/F scene and she complied; the scene is very sensual and will get you squirming while reading!
    Guess I need to get some rope and stirrups when reading the cowboy series. LOL
    Tonya critiques our work too - so it's a win win.
    She has really helped us in the last 2 1/2 years to write better. We dedicated one of our books to Tonya. Okay, I need to run, on a chat forum today. I love you girl and you know it! ~Brenda

  13. Hi Brenda!

    Awe, geez...I just enjoy helping where I can. You help in return and we all learn from each other. Readers, if you're too shy to leave a comment to get in on the drawing, please follow Rae's blog. Let's help her get a few more followers; send your friends over and read her excerpts. She has more in the works. Look for more from Rae McCartney, too!

  14. Thank you all for stopping in during my week here. Let's get down to business and announce our winner:

    Dina - B & N

    Congrats on winning and happy shopping for your new Nook!

  15. Thank you!! once I get my new nook, I can use this, woohoo!!!