Author Spotlight with Seelie Kay
Seelie Kay engages in flights of fantasy, drawing on a vivid imagination and an inquisitive mind. Some of her most outrageous scenarios actually get put down on paper.
After stints as a journalist and lawyer, Seelie hung out her shingle as a freelance writer, editor, and author. When not spinning her kinky tales, Seelie ghostwrites nonfiction for lawyers and other professionals.
Seelie resides in a bucolic exurb outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she shares a home with her son and enjoys opera, gourmet cooking, organic gardening, and an occasional bottle of red wine.
Seelie is an MS warrior and ruthlessly battles the disease on a daily basis. Her message to those diagnosed with MS: Never give up. You define MS, it does not define you!
We are thrilled to have Seelie Kay as our Author Spotlight today.
Today we are going to Showcase Seelie's series Kinky Briefs. The Fifth book of the series Kinky Briefs, Cinque is released today.
NOTE: Each Kinky Briefs book is a collection of 10 short stories about lawyers in love with a dash of kink!
Book one (1) Kinky Briefs
When boredom overtakes a young lawyer toiling away in the backroom of a law firm, she begins to spin kinky scenarios and outrageous tales about arrogant attorneys, bodacious colleagues, cranky judges, and sultry support staff. Her vivid imagination provides a titillating look into the legal world through a series of stories that may shock some and inspire others, but will almost always leave hearts beating just a little bit faster. Whether the story concerns a dominant judge who seeks to correct the behavior of a newbie judge through kinky tactics or an international lawyer’s erotic encounter with a Sheikh, love almost always wins. After all, what good is fantasy if you don’t find happiness in the end?
from Chapter Ten: The Intern
Ashley used a fork to ping her flute of champagne and looked around the room.
“I can’t even begin to tell you what a great honor it has been to work with all of you these past few months. However, I would be lying if I told you law was my first choice of occupations….
Some of the lawyers in the room chuckled, and a few of the younger ones nodded in agreement.
“So, since I only have only five months until I become a wife, and then eventually, a mother, I want to make sure I leave no stone unturned. I have accepted another internship. I have lots of time to be a lawyer, so no, I will not be headed to the Supremes or the F.C.C., or even one of the big ten law firms. Instead, I am going to join the circus.”
Book Two (2) Kinky Briefs, Too
Boredom begets fantasy in this kinky romp through the legal world, when a young lawyer toiling away in the backroom of a law firm begins to spin steamy scenarios about lawyers in love, pushy Dominant judges, and those who serve them. Through vivid characters and compelling stories, a wicked window into the legal world opens, revealing legal professionals who pursue love with passion, determination, and a touch of kink. You’ll find yourself sticking this guilty pleasure in your backpack, purse, or briefcase, taking peeks at every opportunity to indulge in some of the hottest stories about lawyers ever written. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even blush, but one thing is for certain, you will never look at lawyers or the legal profession in quite the same way. In fact, this book might even convince you to apply to law school!
from Chapter One: King of the Hill
“Laura McClintock sighed as Carmen Marinaldo stalked toward the jury with the exquisite grace of a panther.
The mass torts lawyer exuded power, sexual heat, and passion. He held everyone in the courtroom in his thrall. Carmen Marinaldo was a true legal warrior, a man with no win-loss record simply because he had never lost at trial. He was everything Laura aspired to be—glib, refined, and seductive. He was amazing to watch.
The Italian Bull, as so many called him, was mesmerizing. His voice was low and seductive, yet when he backed a witness into the proverbial corner, he attacked like a cat in heat. Even the most obstinate witnesses were reduced to quivering masses of flesh as Marinaldo deftly forced the truth from their mouths. When Carmen Marinaldo set his dreamy brown eyes on a target, there was no escape.”
Book Three (3) Kinky Briefs, Thrice
Take a kinky romp through lawyerland! Lawyers get their kink on in this sizzling collection of short stories. Through the eyes of a lawyer toiling away in the backroom of a law firm, a wicked window into the legal world opens as she spins her outrageous tales of lawyers in love, cranky judges, and those who serve them. From a randy AG who uses his cycle to woo a young law firm associate to a Sheikh and lawyer in a fight for their lives, or a kinky lawyer struggling to adapt to a diagnosis of a crippling, chronic illness to a rowdy fantasy about a new sheriff in town, each lawyer attacks life with humor and passion, always ready to embrace just a dash of kink. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even blush, but one thing’s for certain, when you’re done reading, you’ll run out and buy a pair of handcuffs!
“Arrrgh!” Katia Munk Hrulata exclaimed as she slapped the electronic panel that was supposed to open the front doors to the old Cook County courthouse. “Problems, Munk?” a smooth, male voice behind her asked. Munk jerked her wheelchair around and slammed into the legs of Jonathon Greene, her opposing counsel and former lover. She glared at the man as he rubbed the side of his left calf, bunching the trousers to his tailored gray pin-striped suit in his hand, revealing a gray and maroon argyle sock. “For crying out loud, Munk. Will you be careful with that thing? You drive it like it’s a damn tank.” Though Greene sounded irritated, his bright green eyes were filled with humor. He ran a hand threw his shaggy blonde hair and pursed his lips in mock frustration. “One of these days, I may have to defend you for manslaughter by wheelchair.” Munk grinned. “Are you telling me a big bad boy like you is afraid of defenseless little ole me?” She put a hand over her heart and fluttered her eyelashes. “Be still my lonely little heart.” Greene smirked. “I told you before, they should have given you training wheels with that thing. You are a menace to society.” He grabbed the heavy metal doors and opened them, ushering Munk inside, careful to stand out of her way. Katia had been nicknamed Munk in college. Although she was blessed with the aristocratic porcelain features of her Czech ancestors, she had also been cursed with chubby cheeks, ones that puffed out like the furry rodents memorialized in the cartoon, The Chipmunks. When Alvin became all the rage among her college companions, the resemblance was quickly noted and the nickname stuck. Eventually, Chipmunk was shortened to Munk. Although Munk had graduated from law school ten years before, the full cheeks remained. So did the nickname. “Dammit, Roland, those blasted doors are not working again,” Munk complained as she approached the security guard. She handed him her purse and briefcase and rolled around the metal detector. “Someday, some disability rights group is going to sue your ass off for failing to comply with accessibility standards, and I’ll be right there with them.” Roland chuckled and handed Munk her possessions. “Go right ahead, Munk. It ain’t my dime. You just sue that big ass county to your heart’s content. And good luck collecting. I keep hearing the county’s broke. In the meantime, would a pretty young thing like you care to join me for lunch? Maeve packed extra macaroons, just for you. Raspberry chocolate cream.”
Book Four (4) Kinky Briefs, Quatro
Lawyers get their kink on in this sizzling collection of short stories. Through the eyes of a lawyer toiling away in the backroom of a law firm, a wicked window into the legal world opens as she spins her outrageous tales of lawyers in love, cranky judges, and those who serve them. From a randy AG who uses his cycle to woo a young law firm associate to a Sheikh and lawyer in a fight for their lives, or a kinky lawyer struggling to adapt to a diagnosis of a crippling, chronic illness to a rowdy fantasy about a new sheriff in town, each lawyer attacks life with humor and passion, always ready to embrace just a dash of kink. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even blush, but one thing’s for certain, when you’re done reading, you’ll run out and buy a pair of handcuffs!
Jon pulled her closer and kissed her.
Munk tried to pull away. “Don’t start something you don’t intend to finish, Jon. You dumped me once and that almost broke me. If you are playing with me, I swear I’ll make sure you are castrated and hung from the nearest tree.”
“Geesh, Munk. I did not dump you. As I recall, you sent me away. The only reason I walked through that door was because I thought you needed some space. I thought I was doing what was best for you. I have since realized that was a dumb move. I’m sorry. But when you told me to leave, I thought you meant it.”
“I did mean it, at the time, but I also wanted you to pull me into your arms and tell me it would be okay, that you intended to stay, that you still wanted a life with me. You didn’t.” Munk grabbed the bakery bag and pulled out a cruller. She took a large bite and chewed, her eyes pained.
Jon took the cruller from Munk’s hand and set it aside. He scooped her up and carried her to her bedroom. He gently laid her on the bed and crawled on top of her. “If you can’t walk, I’ll carry you, baby. I’ll always be here to give you a hand, and if I miss the signals, ask. There is nothing wrong with needing help and there is nothing wrong with needing me. I need you, too, Munk. In so many ways. All that matters is that we are together.”
Book Five (5) Kinky Briefs, Cinque - 🍾🎉Released today🍾🎉
"A young lawyer’s wicked pen unleashes erotic flights of fantasy, spinning tales of a sensual Sheikh and his lawyer wife who battle terrorism despite a price on their heads, a former rocker turned lawyer faced with a life-altering decision, a law school ménage a trois gone wrong, and a criminal defense attorney whose practice tips into the paranormal. The naughty yarns continue with a medieval adventure, a secret agent’s obsession with a law Professor, a Lady- turned lawyer fighting to regain her footing after a profound loss, a law student who strips to fund her studies, a fledging lawyer questioning a sexy deal with the devil, and a kinky lawyer fighting a chronic illness. This scintillating collection of ten sizzling short stories will make you laugh, they’ll make you cry, and yes, they’ll even make you blush, but in the end, you’ll run out and buy a set of handcuffs. Because you’re going to want to experience at least one of these hot little fantasies!"
(From Chapter Nine: Marrying the Devil)
…Laura threw her phone across Carmen’s living room, narrowly missing his head. He snagged it with his right hand, then frowned at her. “What the hell? Who was that on the phone?”
“It was the Women’s Club, confirming the date for my wedding shower. Three days before finals. I told your mother that I wanted the shower after finals and graduation. She just won’t listen. None of your sisters work, so everyone in your family thinks my legal career is a joke. Your mother even told me, once we have children, I would be staying home. Your mother has no respect for me or my aspirations. I am sick of it.” Laura threw up her hands, frustrated. “I don’t have time for this shit. Your mother has turned into some sort of wicked witch. This is becoming her wedding, not mine. Dammit, if I can’t have the wedding I want, then what’s the point?” Laura pulled the engagement ring off of her finger and handed it to Carmen. “I’m sorry. I want to marry you, I do, but I can’t do it her way.” She began to button her coat.
Carmen rushed to Laura and pulled her into his arms. “I’m sorry.” He nuzzled her neck. “I know my mom is a handful. Tell me what to do and I’ll get it done. Please. You know I love you and I will do anything for you. How do I make this right? Canceling the wedding is not an option.”
Laura pulled away and looked up into his dark brown eyes. “Let’s elope.”
“What? My mother will have a stroke.”
“This isn’t about your mother. This is about us. You and me. This is about what we want. I will marry you today if you want. Let’s just go to City Hall. Your mother can knock herself out planning a reception after graduation. And my mother can do her thing as well. All I know is that I am done. You want to marry me? Take me somewhere and marry me. Your mother has me so stressed out I can barely function. Otherwise, I walk…”
Amazon: available 6/15
Barnes & Noble: available 6/15
Q: What inspired you to write this story?
A: I have met a lot of quirky lawyers, judges, and support staff during my career, some pretty memorable. I have also been exposed to a broad array of legal situations, in and out of the courtroom. But when I decided to try my hand at romantic fiction, I wanted to spice things up a bit, so I focused on short stories about lawyers in love with a dash of kink. What can I say? I have never been accused of being boring!
Q: Is there a character you feel especially connected to? Why?
A: In Kinky Briefs, Thrice, there is a story called, “The One Who Got Away.” In it, the lead character, an attorney, encounters the man she had loved 20 years prior. They were soul mates and deeply in love. Back then their relationship ended tragically and it almost destroyed her. When they are reunited, he wants a second chance, but she is afraid of even trying. Unfortunately, I have experienced that type of love, as well as that type of tragedy. I got no “do-over,” so I wanted to give this character a chance at the happy ending I never got. I cried my eyes out as I wrote the last line. Sigh.
Q: What was the hardest part of writing this series?
A: Keeping it real. There are a lot of misconceptions about the law, and I see them repeated over and over in books, movies and on TV. I try to avoid the clichés and focus on what would really happen. Law is not all about glib flashy lawyers in the courtroom—the sharks. There are a lot of people who work in the background, providing support and working other miracles. I wanted to bring them out of the shadows. They may never get to play in the shark pond, but they are just as important to the legal industry. There are also a lot of misconceptions about kink. I do a lot of research and ask a lot of questions before I craft a scene. Sometimes, it gets uncomfortable, but I am very careful to accurately portray motives and the reasons behind them. For example, not everyone who engages in kink is a victim of abuse or psychologically damaged--as represented in a recent series of books—and I think relying on and reinforcing that premise is disingenuous.
Q: How long have you been writing?
A: Since I could hold a crayon. I won my first national writing contest in 3rd grade, but prior to that I excelled in writing complaints to my parents about select disciplinary actions. I still have a copy of a letter I wrote to my mother when I was five. In it, I apologized for some wrongdoing, but also stated that I thought she was mean and deserving of punishment as well. I was pretty prolific as a child and that has continued throughout my life. I began my career as a journalist, writing for a number of newspapers and magazines. Then I put myself through law school writing briefs. I still write nonfiction for publications and ghostwrite books for other professionals, such as lawyers, but I write Kinky Briefs for fun.
Q: What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?
A: Vivid characters, scintillating dialogue, and intelligent plots.
Q: What comes first, the plot or characters?
A: I permit my characters to drive the story. I place them into a situation, and rely on their personalities and life experience to develop the plot. That requires me to have a firm fix on my characters before I begin writing, but that’s the approach that works best for me.
Q: Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.
A: Most of the characters engage in kink to enhance already solid, loving relationships. It is a choice, not a necessity or a psychological defect.
Q: What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
A: When I am inspired, I literally write until I have expunged every word from my brain. I set no time limits. I write until the words stop flowing. Sometimes, I write for a half hour, other times for 12 hours. The writing genie simply takes over. Don’t mess with me when I am in “the zone.”
Q: How difficult was it to get into the main character’s head?
A: Since my characters dictate the plot, that is a necessity. That is actually the easiest part of constructing a story—at least for me.
Q: Do you hear from your readers much? What do they say?
A: Not often enough! Mostly I hear my stories are too short, but that is intentional. When I started writing, I envisioned spinning tales that were a guilty pleasure. Something you could pick up during a break at work or when riding the train, and get a few moments of entertainment. I also wanted to continue certain stories throughout the series and that intent becomes more apparent in Kinky Briefs, Thrice. It will be even more obvious in Kinky Briefs, Quatro. In a sense, certain stories are serialized like comic books and TV shows of old.
#giveaways to be had
Top 5 things on your bucket list
1. Building a hobby farm with chickens, goats, horses, aquaponic gardens, fruit orchards, and a stocked fish pond in rural Wisconsin.
2. Starting a free cooking school at the hobby farm for disabled, disadvantaged, and abused children. (Teach them to cook and they can conquer their corner of the world!)
3. Swimming with dolphins.
4. Salmon fishing and whale watching in Alaska.
4. A month of cooking classes in Tuscany.
5. Finding the man of my dreams, again.
We have enjoyed having Seelie here with us today. Check Out All Of Her Books. Great Reads.