Sunday, August 17, 2014

Character Interview & Contests: The Ingredients of Bliss by Lisabet Sarai

I'm very happy to welcome fellow Totally Bound author Lisabet Sarai to my cyber home today. She has a great character interview for you and awesome prizes. Be sure to leave comments today below for her so you can enter her contest.


The Ingredients of Bliss By Lisabet Sarai

Contemporary BDSM ménage

Totally Bound, 2014





One sexy French chef. One kinky American TV producer. One ambitious Chinese gal who thinks she wants them both. The ingredients of bliss? Or a recipe for disaster?


Accomplished cook Mei Lee “Emily” Wong knows exactly what she wants—her own show on the Tastes of France food channel. But life is full of complications. First, her deceptively nerdy producer, Harry Sanborne, initiates Emily into the delights of submission. Then her boss, legendary chef Etienne Duvalier, begs her to dominate him. Emily just can’t resist—especially when Harry orders her to explore her inner mistress. Suave and sexy Etienne will do whatever she asks—in the bedroom if not in the kitchen. And Harry, her lovingly diabolical Dom, adores pushing Emily’s limits.


When the network sends the trio to France to shoot a series of cooking shows on location, Emily knows her career is on the upswing. Her plans fall apart in Marseille as a Hong Kong drug syndicate kidnaps both Etienne and Harry. The Iron Hammer Triad mistakes Etienne for notorious gangster Jean Le Requin, who has stolen their drug shipment, worth millions. Emily realizes she must find the real Le Requin, retrieve the purloined dope, and bargain it for Harry’s and Etienne’s lives. The secret she’s been keeping from Harry might prove useful. Still, what chance does one woman whose knife skills are limited to chopping vegetables, have against the ruthless cruelty of two criminal organizations?



X-rated Excerpt


“Oh! That tickles!” I jerked as Harry brushed the feather duster over my bare buttocks. He had arranged me in one of his favorite positions, on my belly with my hips elevated by a pillow. Tonight he’d also spread my legs and tied my ankles to the corners of the bed—for greater accessibility, he’d asserted with a cheeky grin—though he’d left my arms unbound.


“Oh, please—oh, no!” His fluffy instrument of torture whispered its way along my rear crevice then fluttered against the sensitive skin of my inner thigh.




I writhed, trying without success to escape the maddening brush of the feathers. My frantic struggles ground my pubis against the supporting cushion, further stimulating my already aching clit. If only he’d stop teasing! I was desperate to feel him inside me again.


“Be still, slut!” He landed a solid slap on my bum. The sting provided a brief, welcome relief from the unbearable tickling. “Or would you prefer the strap?”


“I think I would, to be honest.”


“Well, to be honest, I enjoy seeing you squirm. You look delicious.” He traced the feathers up my spine.


I couldn’t help myself. I reached behind me to snatch the irritating duster away from him and toss it to the floor. “Oh, Emily, you’ll pay for that! What a naughty sub you are!”


Instead of punishing me, though, he straddled me and trailed a line of tantalizing, wet kisses up my back. Settling his familiar weight on top of me, he nuzzled the spot between my shoulder blades. Lovely heat shimmered through me. His cock wedged itself into the crevice between my rear cheeks. Constrained both by my bonds and his body, I shifted awkwardly on the pillow. I had to get that lovely bulk lined up with the entrance to my pussy.


“Oh no you don’t…!” Harry reacted by scooting up higher, so that his cockhead pressed into the curve just above my butt. “Who’s in control here?” He nipped my shoulder.


“Ow! You—but…”


“Who decides when you get fucked?” Was he really annoyed? I couldn’t tell.


“Ah—you do, Harry.” I tried to relax and lie still, as he’d commanded. He’d give me satisfaction, sooner or later. He always did.


“Maybe I should just make you wait…” His actions didn’t match his scolding tone in the least, though. Raising his hips and reaching between his legs, he adjusted his cock until the head bumped against my raging clit.


“God, Harry… Please…”


With one smooth stroke, he slid into my soaked cleft. “On the other hand, why should I put off my own pleasure, just to punish you?”


An Interview with Mei Lee Wong

By Lisabet Sarai


Lisabet Sarai: Greetings, Mei Lee – or may I call you Emily?


Mei Lee Wong:  Emily's fine. Between Harry and Etienne, I'm used to that.


LS: If you don't mind, I'd like to ask you a few questions, so that my readers can get to know you a bit better.


MW: Sure. I'm happy to help. What do you want to know?

LS: Hmm. Well, I could ask you about your background – I gather you earned a Grand Diplôme at the Cordon Bleu in Paris and worked at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong – but I'll bet that what really interests readers in your unconventional sex life.


MW: “Unconventional.” That's a delicate way to phrase it!


LS: Yes, well, I suspect that having two handsome, virile lovers isn't exactly common among my readership! Especially one that's a dominant and another that's a submissive. How do you work that out?


MW: To be honest, I let Harry – my Master – manage the details. He directs our scenes -  it's way too complicated for me. It does help that both Harry and Etienne really care about me. I'm embarrassed by the whole thing, a lot of time, but they seem to be surprisingly comfortable with the way things have unfolded. Each in his own way is dedicated to my pleasure.


LS:  You call bondage, spankings and nipple clamps “pleasure”? (grins)


MW: I'll ignore that question, Lisabet. Coming from you, I know it's facetious. Anyway, I love them both. I'm not sure that our triangle is stable, though.


LS: When Harry and Etienne were kidnapped by the Iron Hammer Triad, how did you feel? 


MW: Devastated. Terrified. And really, really angry. I was determined to get them back.


LS: You thought you could get the better of an international crime syndicate? Isn't that pretty presumptuous?


MW: Well, I didn't have much choice. The Marseille police detective assigned to the case wouldn't even listen to me. And I expected my secret might help.


LS: Ah. And what is your secret?


MW: Come on, Lisabet! You know I'm not going to reveal that here! Readers are going to have to buy the book to discover the answer to that question.



Get your copy today!


The special VIP edition of The Ingredients of Bliss is now available from Totally Bound. This version contains a sizzling bonus chapter not available from other retailers. Totally Bound has the most advanced book selling site of any independent publisher on the web, with new One-Click ordering and direct delivery to all e-reader platforms.


Blog Tour Prizes


First prize: $30 gift certificate to Sur La Table (
Second prize: $20 gift certificate to Whole Foods Market (
Third prize: Three-pack of ebooks from my back list, including a copy of Her Secret Ingredient, the prequel to The Ingredients of Bliss.


I'll also be giving a PDF copy of my own original cookbook, Recipes from an International Kitchen, to everyone who leaves a comment. AND I have a bonus $10 Totally Bound gift certificate for the tour host who gets the most reader comments.


To enter, simply leave a comment that includes your email address. You can enter once for each spot in the tour. For the full tour schedule, go to:



(This link will not be live until the 15th of August, the first day of the tour.)


About the Author


I started both writing and cooking at an early age, and I've continued to indulge both passions as I've matured. Usually I'm an improvisational cook; I'm not all that fond of following recipes, and when I do, I almost always introduce my own variations. My philosophy tends to be the more spice, the better.


You could say the same about my writing. Since the release of my debut novel Raw Silk in 1999, I've published lots of erotica and erotic romance in almost every sub-genre– more than fifty single author titles, plus dozens of short stories in various erotic anthologies, including the Lambda winner Where the Girls Are and the IPPIE Best Erotic Book of 2011, Carnal Machines. My gay scifi erotic romance Quarantine won a Rainbow Awards 2012 Honorable Mention.


I have more degrees than anyone would ever need, from prestigious educational institutions who would no doubt be deeply embarrassed by my chosen genre. Widely traveled but still with a long bucket list of places to go, I currently live in Southeast Asia with my indulgent husband and two exceptional felines, where I pursue an alternative career that is completely unrelated to my creative writing.



Unknown said...

Thank you for joining me today Lisabet. I've enjoyed having you here. Ashley

Lisabet Sarai said...

Hi, Ashley,

Thanks so much for hosting a stop on my tour. I hope your readers like today's post and excerpt.

erin said...

Congrats to Lisabet on the new release! Sounds awesome :) Thanks for sharing!

Julianna said...

YES! Thanks for the Q&A!

Anonymous said...

The triangle is unstable? Hmm...I am intrigued even more now!

Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

Lisabet Sarai said...

Hello, Ashley,

Thank you again for hosting my tour. I've drawn the winners. Your readers can find the details here:

There's also information about my NEXT giveaway!

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