Saturday, April 21, 2012

Kinky Kiss and Tell - Emily Carrington from Ride the Lightning, by Lex Valentine


Today we are interviewing Emily Balmont Carrington, who became famous when Lex Valentine wrote a book about her tumultuous relationship and mating with Vahid Delrey. Here's what Emily had to say:


What's your favorite ice cream?
Oh, anything chocolate.  When I was pregnant, I sent Vahid out almost nightly in the wee hours for any kind of ice cream with chocolate. 

What is your favorite thing about Vahid?
His possessiveness and protectiveness.  I come from an abused background where my father kept me locked up, refused to educate me and beat me regularly for supposed infractions. When I escaped, as damaged and twisted as I was, I ended up with Stefan Guerlain who ran a BDSM club in Paris for demons and deviants. Stefan kept me as his slave and I spent several years being abused by him until I was rescued by Dave Forrester who became my best friend. After that, other than Dave, I was alone and afraid for a very long time. Vahid has given me a place to call my own, in his arms, at his side, in his bed. The first few years we knew each other, he ignored me which was a pain I can never forget. Once he understood my past, confessed his love and mated me, he became very protective of me and I love it. We belong together and his possessiveness and protectiveness stems from that. 

What does Vahid do that's most annoying?
He’s an ass kisser with our boss, Sean. It drives me nuts how he caters to him! It doesn’t help that Sean is my cousin and Vahid doesn’t need to kiss his ass. He still does it. Old habits die hard, I suppose.

What is your favorite sexual talent of Vahid’s?
His expertise with whips.

What is the craziest place you've had sex?
The gazebo in the wildest part of the garden at Gargoyle Lodge. It was also the first time Vahid and I had sex.

What addiction can you not live without?
Meat. LOL I’m a total carnivore. I eat more meat than my mate and he’s a pretty big dragon. But I can’t go a day without a big slab of meat.

What do you most fear?
I fear not being loved, not having Vahid. I’ve been there before and it drove me to a dragon death spiral, a form of suicide for dragon shifters. I lost all will to live when I thought he would never love me. That feeling is the only thing in the universe that I fear.

If you could be in a (different) book, which book would it be?
I am already in several of the Tales of the Darkworld books. I don’t mind being a secondary character in the other stories. Everyone has people in their lives and those people help the heroes and heroines tell their stories and give color and texture to the books. I rather like the idea of being color and texture since before I was mated, people often thought of me as bland and fading into the background. ;)

If your life were a book, what would you prefer the author not tell readers about you?
Well, a lot of my life is a book. I wish the author hadn’t told some of the details of how Guerlain abused me like chaining me with the dogs and forcing me to have sex with women, but I understand why she did. The reader needs those details in order to understand my twisted emotions and motivations and how I became so damaged as a submissive. It’s hard to get why someone who has a great job, more money than they could spend in a lifetime and supportive family would want to kill herself. The details the author provides helps readers sympathize with me. So as much as I wish she hadn’t spilled my secrets, I understand her need to.

Who, living or dead, would be your hero if you have one.
My best friend Dave Forrester and his brother Garrick are my heroes. They own a popular nightclub called Wicked Pleasures in Paris. They also own a private BDSM club above it called Beyond Pleasure and Dave owns another BDSM club in Southern California, Far From Heaven. Dave saved my life and took me away from Guerlain. He and Garrick helped me build a life for myself and they taught me correct BDSM practices. They taught me that what Guerlain had done to me as a slave was unconscionable. They helped heal me although it wasn’t until I mated Vahid that I actually began to use a safe word. Up until then I would choose inexperienced masters who would whip me until I fell unconscious because I would not use a safe word. I was damaged goods, but it was Dave and Garrick who did most of the work repairing me. Vahid and his love just completed it.

If you'd like to read more of Emily's story, you can visit's the authors website, LexValentine.com, or you can purchase a copy of Ride the Lightning at these bookstores:
One lucky commenter today will win their choice of any of Lex Valentine's Darkworld related books from the Tales or Encounters series. Just leave a comment by midnight Pacific time for a chance to win.


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8 comments:

  1. I have had the Tales of the Darkworld books on my TBR pile for ages. It's about time I dusted them off and read them. The series sounds amazing. I can't wait to read Emily's story.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  2. This soudns like a fascinating series, and how can I resist a heroine with my own name?

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  3. This book was my introduction into the Darkworld books and I loved it. I love this series and devour each book when ever I get them.

    Gabrielle
    meingee@yahoo.com

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  4. Lex, sorry I'm late in saying "Hi". Saturday got away from me. Emily sounds like a fascinating character...And I love dragons, I'll definitely have to check this story out.

    Qwillia

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  5. Emily must have the luck of the dragons because my DH picked her as the winner! Emily, if you email me at lex at lexvalentine dot come, you can choose a book from the Tales series or the Encounters series. Congrats! And many thanks to everyone who stopped by as well as the lovely ladies of Kinky Ever After for having me!

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  6. Just want to say hi, Lex. Glad you posted the link to the blog - I haven't been very good about dropping by.

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  7. This is an amazing series! Once I start one, it's hard to stop until I hit the end!

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