When I dreamed up the kinky little town of Bayou Gavotte, Louisiana, I assumed it had the standard kinds of fetish clubs – BDSM, vampires, and so on. That’s how it started out, anyway. Then I happened upon a book about unusual sexual practices. One of the chapters dealt with playing with food. Sometimes the play was related to sex, sometimes not—but it all involved making a mess for fun.

Oh, wow, I thought. A food-fight club! Bayou Gavotte needs one of those.


So I wrote Back to Bite You, a novella with a hero who inherits a food-fight club that he hates, and a heroine (who happens to be a hereditary vampire) who loves the place and bakes banana cream pies for the customers to play with.  (For a great banana cream pie recipe, see yesterday’s post at EmbracingRomance.)  

Back to Bite You is the prequel to the already published Bayou Gavotte series. It’s both a romance and a mystery, and today and tomorrow it’s FREE at Amazon! I would love it if you would download a copy—and let all your friends know, too.  

I have a question for you all. Since kink is a big thing nowadays, what do you think of it? Does kink liven up a story or just make it weird? Is spanking erotic? (I can see how it might be.) How about pony-riding? (Um, not to me, but some people love it.)


When vampire Mirabel Lane goes to Bayou Gavotte to hide out from the mobster she just dumped, the last thing she expects is to inherit a house. No, make that the second to last thing. What she really doesn’t expect is to fall for the previous owner’s gorgeous grandson.


When Gerry Kingsley goes to Bayou Gavotte to check out probable gold-digger and possible murderer Mirabel Lane, the last thing he expects is to fall in love with the irresistible twenty-something vampire.


No, what he really doesn’t expect is to unearth―once and for all―his family’s dark, convoluted past.


  1. debjulienne // July 8, 2014 at 4:31 PM  

    How fun...nabbed the pie recipe and amazing how adding food to a book raises the stakes.

  2. Lani // July 8, 2014 at 5:55 PM  

    Your book sounds fabulous!!!

  3. Barbara Monajem // July 8, 2014 at 6:22 PM  

    Thanks, Deb and Lani! :)

  4. Mary Ricksen // July 8, 2014 at 9:30 PM  

    Sounds wonderful, shared and tweeted!!!hugs

  5. Barbara Monajem // July 8, 2014 at 9:31 PM  

    Thank you, Mary R! :)

  6. Mary Marvella // July 8, 2014 at 10:38 PM  

    Barbara, you have done it again. I love the premise! I'll snag a copy!
    Oh, NO spanking for me!

  7. Barbara Monajem // July 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM  

    Thanks, Mary M! No spanking?? Really?

  8. Josie // July 13, 2014 at 9:37 AM  

    Love the witty title and premise of this book!