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Beyond Fairytales Spotlight: Club Beam

Decadent Publishing’s Beyond Fairytales series takes fairytales from well known to the obscure and then cranks up the heat! The differing stories delve into many different sub-genres and styles of erotic romance, but all of them have a fairy tale feel as the authors meld the old stories into something new.

Today we’re featuring Club Beam by Erzabet Bishop

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Based on the fairytale:

In the Shadow World, nothing is as it seems.

Detective Sydney Marr is having a very bad day. Her boss is on the warpath, she’s being treated for a werewolf bite, and her current case has hit a dead end. When her friend Erika talks Syd into going with her to Club Beam, she jumps at the chance, even if it means spending an evening without her spell arsenal. A high-class vampire bar and fetish club, Club Beam is fantasy made real.

Club owner and Dom Gideon Raines spies the red-haired beauty and is transfixed. A fight against a skillful murderer brings war for fae and vampire alike. Sometimes when you play with monsters, the monsters play back.

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Sneak Peek into Club Beam:

“Once upon a time….” Erika sang and waggled her eyebrows. “Come on, Sydney. Live a little. This club is smoking hot, and you’ll love it.”

Sydney grumbled under her breath and watched the club-goers parade past, each dressed like a fairy-tale character. The Little Mermaid trounced by in a see-through, diaphanous gown revealing too much in the way of personal attributes. Sleeping Beauty sashayed down the sidewalk with a leash around the neck of her Prince Charming. A woman in a way-too-short Red Riding Hood outfit approached. Her arm was wrapped around a seductress dressed in wolf ears, a tail, and a skimpy thong-style bikini. Red carried a basket full of what looked like pink fuzzy handcuffs and a can of whipped cream, which she swung into Syd.

“Hey!”

The red-cloaked vixen sent her a wink and traipsed on by, joined by a near-pornographic version of the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland. Any shorter and the skirt would show her naughty bits. Or maybe that was the plan.

Syd had just gotten off her day shift as a detective, and the last thing she wanted to do was be around more people. Especially people with more skin showing than on late-night cable shows. Her head hurt from the lights and the pulse of the music, and her stupid witch costume was pinching her toes. Erika’s scant fairy costume hugged all her curves, her breasts bursting from the bodice. The skirt barely covered her backside, and the strappy silver sandals showed off her silver-glitter nail polish.

The building loomed next to them. A giant warehouse-like structure, it was large enough to house all manner of mischief, and Syd was itching with the desire to get inside and find out just what was going on behind its doors. The sidewalk was flagged by trees lit up with twinkly white lights, adding an upscale ambiance to the area. What in the daylight looked like an industrial area gone to the dogs had been transformed into an attractive and well-attended venue.

She didn’t have the heart to tell Erika she’d been here once already today for the case she was working on, but the entrance had been sealed up tighter than a drum. Sydney’s recourse was to infiltrate Club Beam by night as a patron. Her sergeant, Debra, would kill her if she realized Syd had even considered going in without backup. So would her partner, James. Erika had asked her to come so she wouldn’t be alone, and, despite herself, Syd couldn’t resist. To catch a vampire, you had to go out at night, and Club Beam was the hot spot. After last month’s fuckup, she had to do this and do it right, even if it killed her. James was on medical leave, and it remained up to her to get this guy before someone else got killed or turned furry.

I will not think about becoming one of the terminally furry. It’s over. Move on. Take the pills the doctor gave you and freaking pray.

“Oh look. I think I see Snow White.” Erika stood on her tiptoes and craned her head along the huge expanse of line they still had to navigate to get inside.

Syd peered into the crowd and grimaced. Hairy legs. More makeup than a Mac commercial. “Nope. That was a guy in drag.”

Erika narrowed her eyes. “God, Syd. You’re the world’s biggest wet blanket ever.”

Sydney shifted her weight and moved another two steps toward the door as the line inched forward. “I told you, I’ve had a hard day. We had a homicide case come in, and I’ve been out beating the street. I want to go home and bury my head under my pillow. But, no. Out of the kindness of my heart, here I am standing in line at a vampire bar with a bunch of overgrown kids playing dress-up in fairy-tale fetish wear.”

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Meet the Writer Wednesday: Erzabet Bishop

It’s that time of the week again, where we get to know another awesome author! Who knows? Maybe you’ll discover some new reads along the way as well!

Today let’s welcome Erzabet Bishop!

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As authors, words are our tools, but also our inspiration. What’s your favorite quote about writing?

It has to be something that Ray Bradbury said about writing a short story a week. Sooner or later you won’t be terrible. That one has gotten me through a lot of learning curves.

Apart from quotes, what other sources do you draw inspiration from?

The will to succeed. I’ve dreamt of being a writer all my life. It takes determination and sacrifice to make it happen. I firmly believe that life is a series of choices and I choose to work toward my goal.

You’ve got quite a catalog of works–are there any characters that are your favorite? That you feel like you could write forever?

Each of the characters I write about are special in their own way. In my newest release Gideon, Sydney and Miles are very special to me. So is Debra. They are all complex characters with foibles and personalities that just beg to be expanded on. And they will be. The second fairy tale is in the works and there will be a short story released during Sci Spanks in June 2015.

If you could take a dream vacation anywhere, where would you travel?

My dream vacation is right where I am now. In front of my computer creating stories for readers to enjoy. Working full time, I have to carve time out to write and I love vacation because those weeks are mine and mine alone.

What upcoming project are you most excited for?

I have several, but the one that is begging to be finished is the second Beyond Fairytales in my Shadow World series.

When you’re not writing, what TV shows do you tune in to?

I love Hannibal and Walking Dead. Off air I got hooked on Breaking Bad.

What books are you currently reading? Any recommendations?

I just finished Sharp Objects and Dark Places by Flynn and wow! They were great. I love reading books outside of my genre and those were amazing. Her voice just takes you there. I’m starting Gone Girl tonight and can’t wait.

And my favorite question–what’s your astrological sign?

Taurus.

When you’re reading a book, are there any pet peeves that might make you put it down?

Echoes. They stand out like little red flags. If you say something once find a new way to say it next time. I find myself doing the same thing in my own writing, so I feel like I can say that. I also detest weak female characters with a passion. You have to have grit and be real at the same time.

Where can readers find you and your books?

Erzabet Bishop’s Amazon page

Don’t miss out on the latest release: Club Beam!

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Blurb:

In the Shadow World, nothing is as it seems.

Detective Sydney Marr is having a very bad day. Her boss is on the warpath, she’s being treated for a werewolf bite, and her current case has hit a dead end. When her friend Erika talks Syd into going with her to Club Beam, she jumps at the chance, even if it means spending an evening without her spell arsenal. A high-class vampire bar and fetish club, Club Beam is fantasy made real.

Club owner and Dom Gideon Raines spies the red-haired beauty and is transfixed. A fight against a skillful murderer brings war for fae and vampire alike. Sometimes when you play with monsters, the monsters play back.

Thanks for joining us on Meet the Writer Wednesday! Join us next week for a new author!