Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cara Bristol is in The Hot Seat!

Today I have Cara Bristol in The Hot Seat! This is very exciting because Cara Bristol is exploding with activity this month - she has not one and not two, but THREE releases this month! Desntiny's Chance (May 14), Coming to Terms, a Domestic Discipline anthology (May 15 - TODAY), and Disciplinary Measures (May 21). So, I asked Cara some tough questions (you know, underwear preferences and such) for your reading pleasure! I know you were all curious and I was just asking what ya'll were thinking.

How did you come up with your pen name? Does it special meaning or do you just like how it sounds?

Cara - I wanted a pen name that would be easy to pronounce and spell, unlike my legal name. I also wanted a name that sounded sexy without being over-the-top sexual. I was drawn to the name Cara, which means "dear" in Italian. I pronounce it CAR uh. I never occurred to me that it could also be pronounced CARE uh -- so I guess I didn't pick a name that was easy to pronounce after all! And Bristol seemed to go well with Cara.

What inspired you to write erotica?

Cara - I've always written. I was a newspaper reporter and then a public relations director, and I'd written mainstream women's fiction for many years. I started reading erotic romance, and particularly enjoyed Shayla Black and Lora Leigh. One day I was playing, and I sat down to write a story that was kind of an erotic smorgasbord, which included some spanking scenes. When I finished, I thought, "this isn't bad." I'm modest, you see. I sent it off to Black Velvet Seductions, and it was accepted for its Spanked! anthology. Knock on wood, I've sold every erotic story I've written to the first publisher I've submitted it to. My tenth title is being released this month.

You write a very specific type of erotica - focused on Domestic Discipline - can you tell us how that differs from other BDSM? and why it resonates with you? 

Cara - The great debate is whether DD is a subset of BDSM or a genre in its own right. I tend to believe the latter, although I see a lot of overlap. BDSM is a power exchange relationship, that can be sexual or not. Domestic discipline is more narrowly focused on the correction of specific behaviors, typically involving: dishonesty, disobedience, disrespect, or a matter of personal safety. One person, usually the man in an M/F relationship acts as the head of household. Both BDSM and DD relationships are consensual, although with BDSM rules and limits are more clearly defined, and safewords are used. The attraction of DD fiction is that the heroes are uber-macho men who are confident, authoritative and who are totally focused on the woman. It plays to the fantasy of being dominated, yet it's loving and respectful and less extreme than BDSM. In DD women are spanked, usually only on their buttocks, but occasionally on the backs of their thighs. They're not bound, gagged, shackled, whipped, or caged as they can be in BDSM.

When do you do your best writing? 

Cara - Definitely in the morning. And for me, there is a perfect ideal moment that occurs midway between the genesis of an idea and getting it plotted out. That's the most compelling time to write. If I start writing too soon, I'm likely to stall out. It I wait too long, the story loses its freshness.

What's on your TBR list right now? 

Cara - Here's what's in my Kindle either as books or samples: Selling Out by Amber Lin, Naia and the Professor by Natasha Knight, Black Sheep by Maren Smith, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg,The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling, Out of the Night by Joelle Casteel, Dating a Cougar by Donna McDonald, Lord and Ladies by Korey Mae Johnson and Renee Rose, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, A Staged Affair by Gem Sivad, Fifty Shades Freed by EL James, and Body of Work by Karla Doyle. 

And now for the serious questions:

Thong or bikini or nothing at all? 

Cara - My characters tend to like thongs, but I'm a bikini girl.

What's the weirdest food combination that you love to eat it? Does it go with orange juice? 

Cara - I eat sweet potato fries with ketchup -- is that weird? I haven't had it in a while, but I like fried green onions (scallions) on French bread -- for breakfast. So yes, the latter goes with orange juice.

What's the weirdest question you were asked in an interview? 

Cara - I can say that I have been asked anything weird, although some of them are very personal, which I choose not to answer.

If you had a creepy stalker who took a picture of you last night... describe the picture (setting, activity, pose, attire or lack thereof). 

Cara - A creepy stalker would most likely have found me in my jammies asleep in front of the television with a DVR'ed episode of Real Housewives running.

You have some exciting new releases - please tell us about them and where we can purchase them! 

Cara - I have three releases in May: Destiny's Chance, a reincarnation romance with erotic spanking, that released on May 14; Wife on the Lam, a story in the Coming to Terms domestic discipline anthology released May 15; and Disciplinary Measures, a short Rod and Cane Society story, to be released May 21.

You can find Cara Bristol online:


Book: Destiny's Chance
Release date: May 14

Destiny Grable can’t help that she's fallen in love Chance Everett, her best friend's boyfriend, but she's never, ever acted on her feelings -- until she and Zoe are in a car accident, Zoe is killed, and Destiny is reincarnated in her body. She never wished for something like this to happen, but perhaps now she’ll be free to love Chance the way she always wanted to.

Chance might have had pursued Destiny, but he has a kinky side and she was a nice girl. But now she’s dead, and the accident has forced him to take in his ex-girlfriend. As soon as she recovers and moves out, he’ll get on with his life.

Can two star-crossed lovers ever find happiness?

To read an excerpt you can click HERE.

Now available on Loose ID and  amazon

Book: Wife on the Lam in the Coming to Terms anthology: 
Release date: May 15 (That's today people! Go forth and buy!)

After two kids, three moves, and the normal ups and downs of a twenty-year domestic discipline marriage, Janelle wants to celebrate their wedding anniversary with a luxury vacation. But despite subtle hints like leaving a copy of the Cabana Resort brochure with the Couples’ Getaway Package circled in red on her husband’s golf magazine, Brent misses all the clues. Worse, he scheduled a business trip on their anniversary! Though her bottom might pay for it later, Janelle decides to take her luxury vacation anyway. Leaving a note and a casserole, she flies off to the resort. She’s going to celebrate, with or without him.

If anything proves that he’s slacked off on his duties as head of household, this stunt of Janelle’s does. Brent had booked the Diamond Package at the Cabana Resort to surprise her and planned to present her with the tickets when she took him to airport for his “business trip.” She’s ruined the surprise, but he’s not going to let her ruin their anniversary. It’s time to take his errant wife in hand and get their marriage back on track.

To read an excerpt from Wife on the Lam click HERE.

Other stories in the Coming to Terms anthology include:

"Confession Time" by Sue Lyndon
"This Moment" by Alta Hensley
"Days With You" by Jade Cary
"Reconnecting" by Celeste Jones
"Tomorrow" by Anastasia Vitsky
"Spank and Run" by Renee Rose

Now available on amazon.

Book: Disciplinary Measures
Release date: May 21

Married for just three years, Linc Ellison has
reached his wit’s end. His wife’s overspending threatens to drive them into the poorhouse. But more than that, he doesn’t feel he can trust Regina because of her string of broken promises. When he learns about the Rod and Cane Society, a secret organization of men who spank their wives, he decides to implement some disciplinary measures to save his marriage.

Sure Regina shops a lot. And she’s broken some promises. But she’s trying to do better. What hurts most is that Linc no longer trusts her. So she consents to try domestic discipline.

But neither is prepared for the ripple effect the disciplinary measures will have on their love life.

Disciplinary Measures is number four in the Rod and Cane Society domestic discipline erotic romance series. All Rod and Cane books can be read as stand alones.

About the Author:

Cara Bristol didn’t start out to become a spanking fiction author. It sort of happened…okay, with five spanking titles under her belt, three under contract, maybe it didn’t just happen. Maybe she likes the naughtiness, the taboo thrill of writing about dominant, sexy men who like to spank their partners. Could be.

Cara (pronounced CAR uh) is a multi-published author whose Rod and Cane Society novels have become one of the most popular domestic discipline erotic romance series. Three books about a secret organization of men who discipline their wives and girlfriends have been released by Loose Id: Unexpected Consequences, False Pretenses and Body Politics.  The fourth one, a short story called Disciplinary Measures, will be released by Loose Id on May 21. Disciplinary Measures is intended to be dessert for those who have read the Rod and Cane books, and an appetizer for those who haven’t. All Rod and Cane Society stories can be read as stand-alones. Each story focuses on one couple’s journey with domestic discipline.

More are planned. Cara’s other titles are Intimate Submission, Secret Desires, A Scent of Longing and Reckless in Moonlight. The former two also contain spanking. Ms. Bristol lives in the Midwest part of the United States with her husband. When she’s not writing, she enjoys traveling and reading.


  1. Thank you for having me today, Haydee.

  2. As a "liberated" married woman I'm amazed at the way I blush as I avidly read your Rod and Cane books. Who knew I could get turned on by the idea of...@_@

  3. LOL, Gem. I too am a liberated, married woman. I'd blush if I wasn't writing them!

  4. Congratulations and good luck with all the releases, Cara!
    btw, I like sweet potato fries with ketchup too :)