Monday, December 3, 2012

Seduction of My Proper Wife by Kristabel Reed - Virtual Tour and Giveaway

The Menagerie welcomes Kristabel Reed to the blog today on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions!! We're excited to showcase her latest release, an erotic romance titled "Seduction of My Proper Wife" and visit with her.  A very long time ago, I read one of Kristabel's stories  called "Wickedly Wanton" and it was YUM!!  If you love a hot menage set in the long ago eras, you can't go wrong with one of her stories.

Even better, Kristabel will be awarding one commenter at every stop an e-Book copy of any backlist title, and one randomly drawn commenter on the tour will receive a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card plus a copy of any e-Book backlisted title, so leave a comment here today and then follower her tour to increase your chances of winning. Her tour posts are listed here.

Now, on to the good stuff!

Describe yourself in three words.

Irreverent, edgy, classic.

Cast your book. Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why.

Ok, tough one, let me think. They have very different personalities, very specific so, and there are a lot of actors out there! I’m probably missing good ones, but it’s taken me a while to think up these so here goes:

Philip would be Eric Christian Olsen from NCIS:LA, but all cleaned up. He’s got that boyish charm but can be demanding if need be.

Lillian…Mila Kunis as the beautiful English lady with repression issues and a dominance streak.

Aria—Zoe Saldana. She’s beautiful, talented, and perfect for the part of the Egyptian dancer

What’s your favorite love scene from a movie?

Hmm, difficult. I like some of the classic movie sensual scenes, beautifully done with talented actors. So many of the Hollywood movies these days don’t do love scenes well! There was a very, very brief scene in Cloud Atlas, but I’m going to have to say that it’s from the (new) Thomas Crown Affair between Rene Russo and Pierce Bronson when they’re in St. Thomas.

What’s your wildest fantasy?

Chris Hemsworth blindfolded and bound to my bed for one night. *G* What’s yours?

If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why?

Scent. Don’t even have to think about that. Sure, it’s important but if I had to lose one, I’d rather it be that. I can live without it—I’m not a baker or cook, I’m allergic to pollen and while yes, there are beautiful smells I’d miss, it wouldn’t drastically affect my life.

What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid?

Um…well, see…I was kind of a good kid. Really! I followed the rules, I swear. For the most part, for the naughty part. Well, there was this one time I snuck into the Christmas presents once and play with the fun stuff. But it wasn’t fun on Christmas when I opened them. Took the surprise completely out of everything!

Quickies: Oh, we’re having a quickie? Fun!

Boxers or Briefs?


Top or Bottom?


Pajamas or nude?


Hairy chests or smooth?

Caught me on that one…depends on the person and amount of hair! A little isn’t bad, but bear-like needs to go!

Alpha or Beta?


Philip Thornton adored his new bride but found she was frigid in their marriage bed.

Lillian did not know how to ease her fear of the bed until she was freed from her past.

Aria was paid to educate and entice, but what she found was more than she ever dreamed possible.

The Parisian Exposition of 1889...the world is changing and the three of them are caught in its whirl. Philip and Lillian went to Paris to save their marriage and to help Lillian overcome her fears. Aria danced and seduced Lillian, but before Lillian left, Aria found herself seduced, in turn, by the beautiful Englishwoman.

When Philip and Lillian break all the rules and escort Aria around Paris for a week, will it be the beginning of their future? Or will this seductive interlude be nothing more than a dream?

Puzzled at such a dichotomy, she allowed Philip to pull her along. They passed a pair of men sitting cross-legged on the ground. They smoked from a long tube attached to a tall, thin, glass spiral of some sort. Fascinated, Lillian tried not to stare, it was rude after all, but wondered what the contraption was called and what the men smoked from its cloudy insides.

They entered a building with beautifully mysterious music and slight tinkling sounds. When Lillian looked up, she saw the dancers. They wore swaths of sheer fabric for skirts, covered in dozens and dozens of gold coins. Their bellies were bare, but their faces veiled.

Philip, still silent as he’d been since leaving their hotel room, guided her through the crowd to the front of the stage. Lillian, almost entranced by the sight, didn’t care who saw her or what they thought, she watched, mesmerized by the way these women’s bodies moved.

It was the most sensual thing she’d ever seen, and Lillian knew she should be ashamed, but couldn’t be. The danced ended and the women filed off stage. The crowd waited, clearly waiting like she was, to see if more was to come. But nothing more happened, save the men playing their strange instruments continued to do so.

As the crowd left the room, Philip smiled tenderly down at her and she felt that same fluttering in her belly she had the first time he’d done so. Straightening her shoulders, Lillian vowed to make this work. Even if she had to…

Kristabel Reed lives on the East Coast and loves to explore the steamier side of historical romance. "There are so many sexy situations that didn't just pop up in the 21st century and my goal is to burst the myth of the prim and proper debutante."

She loves romances but historical ménages particularly which add an element of danger and discovery not seen in contemporaries. Historically speaking, unusual romantic connections put lives on the line-people were ostracized and some even put to the death.

She loves reading, watching old movies, and anything Cary Grant. And is always interested in talking about erotic romance, so drop her a line:; or Tweet her @kristabelreed; find her blog:


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Kristabel Reed said...

Hi and thanks for having me! Any questions?

Catherine Lee said...

I'm curious...How much research did you do on the Paris Exposition of 1889? What were some of the "new" things that were unveiled there?
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Ingeborg said...

Great post, thank you.


Kristabel Reed said...

Oh, I did tons of research--it's a great time to read about, so many cool things going on. I watched some YouTube videos and read Eiffel's Tower by Jill Jones. Excellent map and some great pictures there. There are a couple books but in French, which I don't read.

New things: The Eiffel Tower! All sorts of newfangled items that ran on that new newfangled invention, electricity. Buffalo Bill was there as well drawing record crowds every day.

Here's a plan of the fair grounds. Not a good copy from Wikipedia:

MomJane said...

A fascinating concept for a marriage. Really sounds like an interesting story.

Mary Preston said...

Had to what?? GREAT excerpt thank you.