INTERVIEW WITH SILKE MING
Q. Who is Silke Ming?
She is a lady who loves to laugh. She knows what she wants from life and sets out to get it. And no, I am not Chinese. This is a question that I am constantly asked. Silke is actually a German name and I never miss an episode of the TV cook, Ming Tsai.
Q. Why did you choose the romance genre for your writing?
I had always thought that erotic romance novels were written by older men hiding in closets, and was surprised to find out that most of the romance authors were female, who were proud of their craft.
Q. How many romance novels have you written so far?
‘Staking his Claim’ is my fifteenth novel, and part 1 of a trilogy.
Q. Are you superstitious, Silke?
Let me put it this way. I will not walk under a ladder, nor will I allow a black cat to cross my path and I am always wary of Friday the thirteenth. Does that make me superstitious?
Q. I’ve noticed that your books aren’t all about love and sex. You tackle some very trending matters.
Yes, I do. For example in one of my earlier books, ‘Possessing Josephine,’ I brought up the subject of FGM, a brutal practice of circumcising young girls, which is still being done in many parts of the world.
Q. Why did you choose the Romance genre to tackle such a sensitive subject?
It may not seem like the right platform to advocate matters as important as this, but since the romance market is geared toward females, it is the best opportunity to get the word out there.
Q. When did you first hear about this practice?
I was actually on my first visit to West Africa when I heard about it. This is so ingrained in the culture, that young women are preyed upon and no one is ever prosecuted.
Q. Do you think that speaking about it on this forum will make a difference?
I wish I knew the answer to your question. At least writing about it will bring more awareness to this horrible practise.
Q. Silke, what are your pleasures in life?
I am an avid gardener. As soon as the spring thaw is gone, I am one of the first persons out there trudging through the slush in the back garden. Traveling is my number one passion, gardening comes in a close second and lastly, cooking.
Q. So what is your favorite cuisine?
Thai. I love the Thai flavours of coconut, garlic, lemon grass, lime leaves, galangal and ginger.
Q. You seem to have traveled extensively. If you had to choose one place in the world where you would rather live, where would that be?
Without a doubt, New Zealand. That country has the most breathtaking landscapes and the New Zealanders are the loveliest people I have ever met.
Q. Where would you like to travel to next?
I would like to visit Cuba. I have been there on three occasions, but it was always on business, and I would like to really see it again before it changes and is over-run by tourism.
Q. Have you any regrets about your life? Or is there anything you wanted to do or wished you had done?
I wish I had learned to play the violin. I envy people who took the time to learn to play the instrument, and are so good at it.
Q. Who is your favorite author and why.
I love the Austen sisters, Charlotte Bronte and Charles Dickens. I have been reading these authors’ books since I was a little girl and I have lost count of the times that I have read Jane Eyre.
Q. Do you have a favorite romance author?
I don’t have a favorite, but there are several of them whose books I love and that includes some Siren authors.
Q. Lastly, Silke, what does your normal day look like?
I wake up around nine thirty in the morning, have breakfast which my husband prepares. We sit there and watch the variety of birds and wildlife in our garden. I make lunch around two and then I start to write. We never have dinner, because lunch is usually pretty substantial. Later in the evening I watch my cooking shows and if time permits, I get my E Reader out and try to read some of the books I’ve bought and haven’t yet read.
Thank you, Silke.
[Ménage and More: Erotic Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, HFN]
Under false pretenses, Blanche Allsopp sends her daughter away to escape the infamous Ridley brothers, who are using Katie as a sex toy. Blanche has forgotten that Mason, the man she entrusts, is the illegitimate son of Darcy Ridley. When Katie meets the handsome and wealthy Mason Oliver, it is love at first sight. Blanche blames Agatha, her best friend and Mason’s adoptive mother, for handing Katie over to another Ridley, and when they marry, she refuses to attend the wedding. Katie also catches the eye of Mason’s business partner, Joe Bucknell, who falls head over heels in love with her, and they form a threesome. Blanche dies, leaving Katie a profitable property back in Chapel Hills. Soon after, Agatha also dies, leaving everything to Mason. When the Ridley brothers try to steal Katie’s property, Mason intervenes, but he too wants to develop that prime piece of real estate, which does not sit well with Katie.
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STAKING HIS CLAIM - EXCERPT
“Let’s talk about this later,” he said, cornering her in the elevator. “Are you still holding that orgasm for me?”
“You know that I am.”
“Touch yourself right now,” he whispered, his mouth close to her ear.
“Here in the elevator?”
“Yes, Katie. I missed you so much.”
“What happens if someone might get in with us?”
“Don’t worry about that. I’ll shield you if that happens.”
She lifted her skirt and pushed her hand down the front of her underwear. Mason kept watching her, and she stared at him, while touching herself. Luckily the elevator made it all the way to the thirtieth floor without stopping.
“Don’t stop touching yourself,” he said, taking the key from her hand.
He opened the door and led her straight to the picture window.
“This is a beautiful view,” he said. “Such a handsome landscape, don’t you think?”
She murmured her agreement, as he gently rubbed his hands along her arms, and kneaded his hard arousal against her buttocks. He circled her waist and moved his hands higher, filling each one with a handful of creamy goodness, before working his way up to the hard scarlet tips.
“So luscious,” he said, rubbing his fingertips around her peaks. “You want me, don’t you?”
“Yes,” she gasped.
“Are you really still holding that orgasm for me?”
“You know you can tell me the truth,” he replied, nipping the edge of her ear with his teeth. “You didn’t wait for me, did you?”
“No, I didn’t.”
“Who were you thinking of when you stole my orgasm?” he asked, pulling her hand from her underwear.
“You,” she replied, her breath escaping her lips.
“No, you weren’t. You were thinking of Bridges Ridley, weren’t you?” he asked, sliding his hand down the front of her underwear and teasing her wet clit.
“I was thinking of both of you, Mason.”
“Did we both touch you at the same time?”
“Yes, you did.”
“Which of us made you come? Was it Bridges or was it me?”
“You, it was you, Mason.”
“Fuck,” he exclaimed. “You’re so wet.”
She widened her stance giving him better access to her aching clit, and he slipped a finger inside her.
“You want both of us, don’t you?”
“No, Mason. I want just you.”
He pulled his hand away, spun her around, and gazed into her face. Then, bunching her skirt around her waist, he shoved her underwear down to her ankles. He dropped to his knees and spread her legs farther apart. Pushing his hands between her thighs, he seized her butt cheeks, a little too tightly, and pulled her closer.
“This is mine,” he said, his tongue dancing on her clit.
“Mason,” she called out.
“What do you want? Tell me,” he said, his tongue exploring every part of her wetness.
She moaned, rested her elbows on the window sill, and pushed her pelvis toward him.
“Is that what you want?” he asked, shoving the edge of his tongue into her clenching channel.
Her body writhed under his tongue, and she exploded, one hand digging into his scalp, and the other supporting her against the window sill.
SILKE MING BIO
I have always loved writing. I started out with poetry and then graduated novels. Not a day goes by that I do not do some form of writing. I have written six fictional novels, and when time allows, I try to read at least two books per month, thanks to the convenience of the E Reader which makes it easy to shop the bookstores from the comfort of one’s home.
In addition to my love of books, is my love of travel. Although my career was in travel, I am still bitten by the travel bug, and travel whenever I can. I have lived in The Caribbean, Italy, India and Germany, and now make Canada my home.
If I were to leave Canada for another destination, it would be to live in New Zealand, because I find the culture and landscape breathtaking. My two other passions are gardening and cooking, and I consider myself a gourmet cook.
I am relatively new to the romance genre, and it has been quite a challenge, but as you can see from my list of titles, it has become one of my favourite pastimes.
SILKE MING TITLES
Curious Series Paint me Curious Bronze
Paint me Curious Red
Josephine Series Possessing Josephine
For the Love of Jonathan
Dancing with Angelique
The Five Widows Sasha’s Temptation
Series Indigo’s Final Surrender
The Colors of Autumn
Endless Possibilities Endless Possibilities
Series Endless Possibilities – Call of the Heart
The Baron and the Violinist
The Claim Series Staking His claim – Part 1 of 3