Author Guest Post & Giveaway: Elise Hepner

Posted January 10, 2014 by Jen in Author Guest Post, Giveaway Tags: ,

Today I welcome erotic romance author Elise Hepner to the blog. She’s here to talk about comfort reads and share a little about her newest title, A Little Slap and Tickle. (plus there’s a giveaway!) Please help me welcome Elise to That’s What I’m Talking About.


As the temperature plummets outside my house I can’t help but fling myself into a good book to drive back the chill of my lovely, but old and drafty house. Time to break out a comfort read. Those books that are best served with hot chocolate, a comfy blanket, pj’s and my favorite reading chair in my library. There are generally only two genres that bring out my cozy side so I’m ready to relax in heinous weather, paranormal and chick lit—a good narrative voice can make me forget any driving rain or screaming wind.

Today I opted for a new series I picked up at a whim at a garage sale and I sailed through the first book it was so good. Many readers probably know Rachel Caine by now, but as someone new to the band wagon The Revivalist series intrigued me and made me giddy with glee. I totally want to hang out with the heroine so she can teach me how to shoot at the range and then maybe, well, I’m not above seducing the hero away. Just sayin’. I just loaded the rest of the series onto my Nook—cold vortex of doom be damned. Who knows, maybe next I’ll have to break out her Weather Warden series. Wouldn’t that be appropriate?

At least if this weather keeps on its freak show I’ll have a nice distraction on my hands. Getting the mail isn’t even feasible in 4 degree weather, even with a bright shiny sun in the sky. I’d much rather jack up the heat and take my comfort where I can get it.

What are your comfort reads? Any fun cold front vortex of doom stories? Share and I’ll give one lucky winner a copy of my new book.

A Little Slap and Tickle:

a Little Slap and TickleEliza’s stuck in a lacklustre, dead-end slump after coming home with her graduate degree to a slippery job market and her brother’s fold out couch. Unable to circle newspaper ads for another second and desperately crawling into sexual fantasy to escape her dismal reality—Eliza takes her escapism a step further when she agrees to go to the Renaissance Faire with her best friend, Dru. 

Her whole world shifts when Eliza meets Hunter, a quirky, mysterious leather worker who runs a booth at the faire. He’s been a platonic friend of Dru’s for ages and supplies her with homemade BDSM bedroom toys—toys that he’s more than willing to demonstrate with Eliza once the faire closes. But can Eliza give up control in order to trust that one of her biggest fantasies will live up to her expectations? 

Hunter’s skills as a dominant force Eliza to trust herself again and Hunter finds himself with a feisty submissive that pushes more of his buttons than he ever thought possible. Together they push themselves farther than any fantasy, until their lives are never the same again. 

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About the Author:

Elise Hepner lives with her husband and two eccentric cats in Maryland. She spends the majority of her free time in her basement office concocting smutty characters and sinful situations that leaves readers satisfied. When not writing, she researches everything from automatons in the 18th century to gladiatorial rules in Ancient Rome. She prides herself on being an avid information hound as well as a blog reading addict–which is her favorite way to procrastinate. Her previous publications include books and stories with Excessica, Xcite, Ellora’s Cave, Secret Cravings Publishing and Cleis Press.

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Elise is generously donating a digital copy of A Little Slap and Tickle to give to one (1) lucky commenter. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form AND leave a comment at the end of this post answering Elise’s question/s: What are your comfort reads? Any fun cold front vortex of doom stories? This contest is open internationally where not prohibited by law. Open to readers, 18 years or older, who are legally allowed to participate in such a contest as allowed by their local laws. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the contest sponsor. Prize will be delivered by the author. I am not responsible for items lost in the mail.

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11 responses to “Author Guest Post & Giveaway: Elise Hepner

  1. AmyR

    My comfort reads are mostly contemporary romances. My first day back to work from almost a 2 week vacation was the day the arctic temps hit -10 temp/ -28 WC, I was not a happy camper.

    • Elise Hepner

      Sounds like you had an unneeded adventure, Amy!! I hope the lingering relaxation of the vacation didn’t melt away.

  2. Barrie

    My comfort read is a paranormal romance, Dark Magic by Christine Feehan! We’ve lived in Kentucky for 10 years and this past week was the coldest since we’ve been here…school was cancelled for 2 days. I’ve had colder weather growing up in Wisconsin,though 🙂

  3. UnaReads

    I am spoiled being “in the middle” in California, but I do have my comfort reads. I have three authors that are my go-to’s for comfort depending on my mood: Psy-Changling or Guild Hunters series by Nalini Singh, Mercy Thompson or Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs, and Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. But when I am in the rare mood of contemporary, I read for Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie.

    • Elise Hepner

      Hi Unareads, Guild Hunter’s series is in my TBR pile right now! I can’t wait to read it, but I have finish up a few other things before I pick it up.

  4. Shannon Hollow Kitty Flynn

    No cold here in southern California, I really feel for all the people hit by this, I could not live where the temperature gets below 40. Oddly enough my comfort read is Stephen King. I’ve been a fan since my mom let me start reading his books.

    • Elise Hepner

      I’ve only started reading him again this year, haven’t read anything by him since Salem’s Lot in 2001. I’m excited to get back into it.