The Nightlife: New York (The Nightlife, #1)

This is definitely not your mother’s vampire story.  The Nightlife, New York, is the first in a series of novels penned by the talented author, Travis Luedke.

Aaron Pilan’s life sucks.  He has a low-paid job in a restaurant, and ever since his girlfriend dumped him, he has no-one but a beer-swilling roommate for a Saturday night date. But all this changes when, in a mad act of heroism, he’s shot down by a misdirected bullet from a corrupt policeman’s sidearm.

French bombshell Michelle has a dilemma.  She either watches the man who tried to save her die, or she can save him with her vampire’s blood. But Michelle knows his salvation will enslave him to her, so, as he gasps his dying breath, she offers him a choice.

When Aaron recovers, he’s at once thrust into a nightlife of vampires, nightclubs, strippers and thugs.  Enslaved to his savior, Aaron becomes torn between desire, lust and resentment, never knowing if he will survive, or whether the vampiress will turn on him to protect herself.

The Nightlife, New York, is a gripping story of seduction and lust that ensnares the reader from its very first bite. The characters are unique and engaging, and the sex is hot and off the thermometer – O Mon Dieu! Though an easy read, the characters are complex and believable and writer Luedke takes care over descriptions that remain vivid and detailed from start to finish. “The girl didn’t have a clue she was sitting in the lap of a lioness.”

This is a must read and the author is definitely one to watch for. Read more about the other books in the series below:



The Nightlife Paris cover art poll

• Title: The Nightlife New York (Book #1 in The Nightlife Series) • Author: Travis Luedke • Release Date: August 18, 2012 • Genre: Paranormal, Adult Romance

Synopsis ::
Vampires, strippers, escorts, night clubs, gangs, pimps and corrupt cops, the Nightlife of New York is never boring. Is she a beautiful blond guardian angel as he imagined, or something else entirely? When Michelle saves Aaron’s life she shares the benefits of her blood (after getting him shot accidentally). He awakes a changed man, living in a purgatory of eternal night, never to see the sunrise again. Michelle drags Aaron through a hardcore learning curve of vampiric slavery. Forced to adapt to servitude, Aaron is subject to her authority of compulsion. She orders him around like a puppet on a string, a dog on a very short leash. First things first, he must learn to feed properly without creating bloodslaves (humans addicted to the powerful drug-like effect of their venomous bite). And then she puts him to work-a male escort in the sex trade-same as Michelle. Aaron walks a tightrope of strictly controlled feeding regiments and intensely erotic sexual adventures while catering to the neurotic control-freak tendencies of his new master. It’s do or die, Michelle vows to eliminate him if he proves too difficult to control. The real kicker-amidst all these shocking and degrading adjustments, Aaron finds he’s falling in love. Can he maintain and keep a sliver of his humanity intact? Innocence is a luxury few can afford in the decadent nightlife of New York. In a world where sex, blood, and power over women is so readily accessible, Aaron struggles against the predatory instincts deeply rooted in his new psyche. He must find his way quickly, practicing rigid self-control, or risk the consequences of Michelle’s wrath.

 Title: The Nightlife Las Vegas (Book #2 in The Nightlife Series) • Author: Travis Luedke • Release Date: November 17, 2012 • Genre: Paranormal, Adult Romance Erotica Thriller
Synopsis ::
Vampires, Aaron Pilan and his master Michelle, live by one rule — no bloodslaves. EVER. Aaron breaks that rule when he meets Anastasia. All Anastasia wants is to be loved and cherished, but the predatory men she’s attracted to bring her only pain and abuse. Escaping one train-wreck relationship for another, she finds happiness with Aaron and Michelle as a bloodslave, a ‘pet’. When Aaron uses his telepathy to win thousands at the gambling tables, he attracts the deadly attention of the Colombian Cartel and Aaron and Michelle are ‘disappeared’. Addicted to the bite of her vampire lovers, Ana is desperate to find them. But, Las Vegas isn’t ready for vampires mixing heroin, sex and vengeance. Ana is trapped in the spiraling chaos. Find out what happens in the second novel of the Nightlife Series. ★★★★★ “Go grab a copy before this much fun is declared illegal.” ★★★★★ “Mr. Luedke once again showcasing his considerable talent for crafting erotic, action-packed, supernatural thrillers that leave the reader saying “Wow!” ★★★★★ “A no-holds-barred, easy-to-read romp that mixes fantasy, suspense, horror and erotica, and does it well.”
• Title: Blood Slave (Book #3 in the series, but considered a stand alone novel) • Author: Travis Luedke • Release Date: December 23, 2012 • Genre: Paranormal Erotic, Adult Romance
Synopsis :: 
Her mother named her Esperanza de Salvador – Hope for Salvation. But when a girl works as an escort for Colombian cartel in the ghettos of Spanish Harlem, there wasn’t much hope, or salvation. Hope’s telepathic ability keeps her a step ahead of ruin, but her unusual gift attracts the attention of a psychotic vampire bitch. Trapped in a Manhattan penthouse with the psycho, she thought she was dead meat. Her survival lies in the hands of Vampire Master Enrique. He seems to respect her, perhaps even care. As a measure of protection, he makes her his personal Bloodslave. Helplessly addicted to his bite, Enrique rules her every moment. As always, Hope must adapt to survive. Swept into the decadent nightlife of Manhattan’s elite, she falls in love with Enrique and prays someday he may grow to love her, too. But is it simply a relationship of convenience? Is she nothing more than a concubine desperate to satisfy his nightly demands for blood and sex? And forever in the background is the fear that one day the cartel boss she abandoned will hunt her down to collect on old debts.
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Travis Luedke

TW Luedke is a husband, father, and writer of Urban Fantasy Thriller, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult Fiction, and Sci-fi.  He is currently catching a 3rd degree sunburn in San Antonio, Texas, and loving every minute of it.

His recent works include “The Shepherd” on Wattpad and “The Nightlife: New York” and “The Nightlife Las Vegas” , the first novels in the Nightlife Series.

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3. The Boyfriend Bookmark – Review 4. The Book Diaries – Review
5. Crystal’s Random Thoughts – Promo 6. Manhattan Reader – Review
7. Romance is in the Air – Promo 8. Kindred Dreamheart – Promo
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11. A Bookish Escape – Review 12. Ethereal Book Reviews – Review
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15. Forest of Drago – Review 16. Tome Tender – Promo
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25. Share My Destiny – Review 26. Galericulate – Review
27. Pamela Foreman, Published Author – Review 28. Read-Love-Blog – Promo
29. Rachel Tsoumbakos – Review 30. Faerietale Books – Review
31. Fifty Shades of Tribute – Review 32. Writers on the Wharf – Review
33. Bookmarks, Spoilers and Happily Ever After – Review 34. Drunken Space Penguin – Review
35. TwoGirlsReading – Review 36. Pezz Rambles – Promo
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39. Mandy – Review 40. Hardcover Therapy – Review
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An interview with Blushing Mischief by Blushing Books #asmsg

“A Spank in Time” is the collaborative effort of an international author’s group writing for Blushing Books under the name Blushing Mischief.

Here at Blushing Books we get lots of submissions from writers who want their solo projects to be published, so when we received a collection of stories from a writers’ collective – a collection of very good stories – it was regarded as a bit unusual.

Unusual or not, the experience has been very rewarding. Spank in Time – an anthological romp through the ages – features hot spankings, hot sex and colorful characters. It’s gotten good reviews, too, and is a labor of love for a group that collaborates on everything from preferences in cover art to deciding on what to call themselves. They chose Blushing Mischief, which is perfect since their stories have a decidedly naughty, witty flair.

From an editor’s standpoint, working with this group has been a delight. Blushing Mischief spokesperson P.J. Perryman – author of the newly released Drench the Wench – consults with the other writers an relays their collective input to the editor for what has been a seamless process. Those who are already delighted with “A Spank in Time,” will be happy to know that Blushing Mischief will soon have another title available on Blushing Books. That book, “The Thrill of the Hunt,” features supernatural stories and will be published later this month.

Recently we interviewed Blushing Mischief to find out what it’s like to collaborate together on a book. We think their answers will be not only interesting to readers, but also to writers who may want to undertake the same type of group project themselves.

Blushing Books: It’s unusual for a publisher to be offered what is essentially a creative collaboration from a group of writers. This was a first for us. You’re a diverse lot. How did you all come together and how did you decide to collaborate on a book? What are your backgrounds?

Blushing Mischief: We’re all members of a writing forum (AbsoluteWrite) and we often hang out in the forum’s chat room together. Each of us has different backgrounds, some in the writing business and others doing regular non-writey jobs.  Some have experience with erotica, (well, writing it – I think we’ve all had a go at the real thing) but we’ve written other genres, like fantasy, horror, mystery, to name a few. One day, PJ Perryman suggested we pool resources and write something hot and steamy, and she set about cherry-picking the best of the best. And here we are!

Blushing Books: It can be a challenge for just one writer to work with an editor. I this case it’s a group with one writer, PJ Perryman, essentially acting as a spokesperson and consulting with the group on everything from the synopsis to the cover art to what to call yourselves. How difficult was this?  What snags did you hit along the way?  Did you encounter any creative differences, and if so how did you resolve them?

Blushing Mischief: The biggest issue we had was the time difference. We have writers in the US, the Netherlands and Portugal, so coordinating meetings proved something of a challenge. The social media platforms helped a lot – and early on team roles were established to keep things on track. This could have been difficult but with so much talent on board it became relatively smooth sailing.

As it was her baby, PJ did the rallying and nudging and came up with a lot of promotional ideas. Oh, and she coordinated stuff like this. AC Masterson is a fabulous editor and took on a lot of the review work (Yay, thank you AC!!!) Jilly Glass is a superb networker and provided moral support to anyone who needed it. AT Quinn has been writing erotica for some time and brought her expert advice and knowledge to the table.  Sadie Dane and Sara Peal joined Blushing Mischief a little later on, but they are both amazing writers – and are fervent supporters of the spanking cause.

Blushing Books: The books you’ve submitted as Blushing Mischief are thematic. Spank in Time was historical while Thrill of the Hunt has a paranormal theme. How did you decide on the themes? 

 Blushing Mischief: That was a group effort. Most of us have a background in fantasy writing, so the paranormal theme was settled quickly. Why the historical theme? Well, is there anything hotter than period spanking?!

 Blushing Books: The idea of a collaborative effort may be appealing to new writers who feel that a solitary book project would be too daunting. For others who may want to follow in the footsteps of Blushing Mischief, what advice can you offer? 

Blushing Mischief: You have to be a group of good friends that are open and honest with each other. One of you guys must be willing to PJ the entire thing (it’s a verb now!). Make sure that all the stories are edited by one person. Find a place to discuss your stories and plans in private.  Avoid spanking other writers in their writey moments.

Blushing Books: Do you believe your group will work together longterm, or do you envision the writers falling away to start solo careers?

Blushing Mishcief: The group Blushing Mischief will stay together for as long as we have readers. We will continue to come up with new, sexy, and exciting stories. That doesn’t mean that some of us won’t have other solo projects, but what we have here is special, and we really hope it lasts. 

Blushing Books: What are you plans for future projects? 

Blushing Mischief: A Spank in Time 2 – ‘The Spanks You Missed is coming soon. After that, it’s time for an Angel/Demon themed anthology. At least, that’s AT’s desperate hope. But whatever we do, you can be sure it will be fresh, fun, and above all, spanking hot.

Meet ‘Drench The Wench’ Characters – Cindy Buttsplash, Brandy and my favorite, Whipgood. #ASMSG

Characters from 'Drench The Wench'

Characters from ‘Drench The Wench’


I’d love to introduce some of the characters in my newly released “Drench The Wench” written by me, P J Perryman, and published by Blushing Books.  You can read more about Cindy in the story sample, listed beneath this post. To find out more about the others, please buy a copy at the Blushing Books website. Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other goodly e-book retailers should list this shortly.

I so hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing them.  All my characters are original – you won’t find anything like them anywhere else!  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this page, or to really help me promote this awesome book, write a review on the Blushing wesbsite or in Goodreads or other such bubbly places.  Fans of “The Man Spell’ will not be disappointed (nudge, nudge, wink wink.)  For now, lots of love and sparkly wishes to my dear readers,


SELLING YOUR EROTICA (and all things writey) #asmsg

It starts like this. Your mother passed on her writing genes, so one frosty morning, sick of your tedious, underpaid, under-valued day job, you decide you’re going to be a writer. “Sod it, I can do better than 50 shades of whatever.” Those writey genes kick in and you sit at your desk, and with a grand push, pop out a fair piece of work. Voila – you did it – you’re a writer. You think the hard part is done. Well, bad news my friend. The hard part lies ahead.

You write to a zillion agents to represent your book. Like evil Disney queens they scoff at your feeble masterpiece, and shoo you away with form reject letters that would subdue the spirit of Attila the Hun. Humbled by your own unworthiness, you wander chat rooms and other media sites, seeking truth and wisdom. Before you know it, you’re blogging, giving away freebies, twittering your ass off and through contacts, you eventually find a venue for your book.

At first you sell a few copies to friends, but then the book stalls and nada. Nothing. Tiddly squat. So you ramp up the blogging and twittering until suddenly, these giants take over and you’re at it twenty-four hours a day. And still the book doesn’t sell.

What do you do? Pay a fortune in marketing? Buy a billboard and stalk the shopping malls? (Good luck with that.)

Well, this is me, right now, and all roads of wisdom seem to point in the same direction. The best way to promote your book is to simply write another one. Make a name for yourself. One book will help sell another. Then write another. And get reviews. Good ones. Genuine reviews sell books more than you know. For obvious reasons many readers shy away from an un-reviewed book.

The reality is, this business is not the sparkly, overnight success story we dreamed of, and like good sex, the hard truth is that these things take time. Overnight successes are rare, and what we often see as an overnight success probably took that poor bugger years to achieve.

Trust me, I’m not saying don’t blog and don’t twitter, networking is super important and the social media tools are an invaluable asset. I have made some wonderful friends and contacts through these channels and my knowledge of the business grows because of them. I salute you guys. But do exercise judgement. Balance is everything in all things on this sparkly earth.

So for heaven’s sake – set aside time in your daily doings to write. That was your dream wasn’t it? Don’t put it to bed. Show the world your stuff. Nothing will ever promote you more than your own words in your own special voice. Remember to use it.

Love, Sparkly.
(PS – yes, I see the irony in writing a blog about this ;))

The Miss Lily Daily #ASMSG covers Drench The Wench

And things get better and better. This morning you can find reviews to Drench The Wench in  The Miss Lily Daily under the either the Readers or the Leisure section.  I am so thankful for my friends and contacts. This is a tough business, and their support really helps!  Please follow Lilly at her Twitter addy and follow the link to her daily paper. Thank You, Lilly!


A series of raunchy tales by P J Perryman

A series of raunchy tales by P J Perryman

Blushing Mischief Presents… New Amazon & Other Links #ASMSG

Love Interest in A Parisian Dance

Love Interest in A Parisian Dance

 A Spank In Time

A Spank In Time

 A ‘Spank In Time’ by Blushing Mischief can now be purchased following these links: A Spank In Time A Spank In Time

Barnes & Noble A Spank In Time

And, of course, directly from Blushing Books  A Spank In Time

Please buy wherever you feel comfortable.  Let Gabrielle whisper in your ear while you decide…



Love Interest in A Parisian Dance

Love Interest in A Parisian Dance


Meet Gabrielle.  She’s just one of the characters in a new anthology, ‘A Spank In Time,’ recently released by Blushing Books and written by Blushing Mischief.  Blushing Mischief is a collaboration of authors, and I’m proud to be the founding member.  All six stories are beautifully written by very talented young artists, carefully selected to bring you the very best in modern erotica.  Our stories will not only arouse your senses, but will stimulate your mind.

Other character introductions can be found by clicking on the  individual Blushing Mischief Author BlogRoll links found at the very ‘bottom’ of the page. For now, please enjoy my illustration of Gabrielle, the principal character in the short story, ‘A Parisian Dance’.

Best wishes, Sparkly

A SPANK IN TIME – GABRIELLE – A character interview #ASMSG

In honor of  the release of ‘A Spank In Time’ by Blushing Mischief, we thought we’d give you a little look into just who you’ll find within it’s pages of delight.

 A Spank In Time

A Spank In Time

The following is an interview with the enchanting, Miss Gabrielle, who has agreed to take time out from her socializing schedule to be with  us today.

• What or who is the greatest love of your life?

  • The first man I ever dreamed of was Enri.  There’s something mesmerizing about him. Is it to wrong to love an older man? My heart beats a little faster whenever he draws near me, and I get butterflies in my stomach.

• What is your most marked characteristic?

  • I am obedient. I’ve always been so. I feel compelled to do as I’m told.

• What is your greatest regret?

  • Never showing my feelings to Enri. Anyway, if I did he’d think I was just some silly girl. If only he’d think of me differently, I think I could give him so much pleasure.

• Which talent would you most like to have?

  • I’d like to be able to snap my fingers and draw Enri to me. Now, this very moment.

• What is the quality you most like in a man?

  • I like physical beauty, and there is something about Enri’s hands that draw me to them.  His fingers are so well-manicured, and I often imagine what it’d be like, having them on me.

• What is the quality you most like in a woman?

  • Obedience.

• What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

  • Sometimes I’m naughty and think thoughts that would make you blush.  I dare not share them here, Enri might make me show him my answers later.

• What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

  • Virtue itself. Though I’ve guarded my chastity my whole life, I often wonder how it would be to be taken by Enri, to feel those hands on my flesh while mine seek out his. Is that wrong?

• On what occasions do you lie?

  • When I’m naughty, and can’t bear the guilt of it.

• If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

  • I would change whatever I needed to, to make Enri notice me. I’m desperate to be his.

This concludes our interview with the young and tantalizing, Miss Gabrielle. Will Enri notice her, and become the man of her dreams, or will she pine in the shadows, destined to become an old maid? All will be revealed in the brand spanking new anthology, ‘A Spank In Time.’

 A Spank In Time

A Spank In Time

To find out more about the stories in this hot and gorgeous anthology, follow the links below for more interviews from my fellow Blushing Mischief authors:

P.J. Perryman A.C. Masterson A.T Quinn

Jill Glass Sadie Dane Sara Peal

And without further ado, published by Blushing Books and written by Blushing Mischief’s group of talented authors, we present to you, A Spank In Time.