Tory Richards on Life, Passionate Encounters and Hot Spot

Hi everyone! I’m so thrilled to be here today. I’m a grandma who writes smut, otherwise known as Tory Richards. I’m multi-published, and you can find my books at: Ellora’s Cave, Liquid Silver Books, The Wild Rose Press and Whiskey Creek Press Torrid. I do have two books under my real name, Debbie Wallace, at Whiskey Creek Press. They are mainstream romances and two of the first books I had published. One of which, Cupid’s Arrow, was on the publisher’s best seller’s list for two consecutive months.

I went through a slump, funk, whatever you want to call it, and didn’t write for a long time. I can’t blame writer’s block. It was just life. We’re a little over half way through the year and I’ve had to face losing my job, losing my soul mate of seventeen years, having to sell our house, take an unplanned but much needed trip home to help the healing process, and so on. I’m not writing this so you’ll feel bad for me. It’s life. We all have challenges, heartache, and a list of other stuff that we have to deal with. I’m not special. Though my grandchildren might argue about that.

The good news is I have begun to write again, and it feels so good! The Mercenary Way came out in February. I have two books due out in August and hopefully another two due out sometime later in the year. One is my first interracial erotic romance. I have simplified my life big time. Living full time with my daughter and her family has helped. I have my own mother-in-law area of the house where my four felines and I reside. I’m comfortable. As I get older I find I want less. After all, life is short you know, can’t spend it doing housework and washing nick knacks. And I want to spend as much of it with my grandchildren, whom I adore, and writing, which is my passion.


The two erotic romances coming out in August are Passionate Encounters, the new and improved and highly sexed up version of Cupid’s Arrow. And Hot Spot, a short erotic romance and my second release with Liquid Silver Books. I hope you’ll check them out. Below are blurbs, book covers and links.



Passionate Encounters –Whiskey Creek Press Torrid – August 2012

Mike Denton knows he’s in big trouble the minute he meets attractive divorcee Emma Stuart. Busy raising a teenage daughter, he doesn’t have time to pursue his own needs until she’s out of high school. That doesn’t mean he can’t enjoy an occasional after noon delight. The only problem is Emma’s not that kind of woman. And her pretty brown eyes and luscious curves lure him into breaking his one hard fast rule of not sleeping with the same woman twice.

Emma thought she was content with her quiet new life down on the lake. That is until a mistake lands the small town’s hunky detective on her door step. As soon as their eyes meet her body responds to his sex appeal in a big way, reminding her she hasn’t had sex in two years. After he leaves she thinks they’ll never see each other again. But what Emma hadn’t counted on was her sister’s match making skills.





Hot Spot Liquid Silver Books – August, 13.2012

There’d been something brewing between John and Sammy twenty years ago when they were teenagers. Only good girl Sammy had been too afraid of his bad boy image. Besides, in those days all he’d wanted was sex. She opted for his safer and more predictable brother, Pat. And when they get married, John disappears.

They’re reunited during a family reunion, and the years disappear in the blink of an eye. Seeing him now, as the successful, sexy man he’s become, reminds Sammy that they’re both free to pursue their attraction for each other that had never fully extinguished. Only giving in to a weekend of hot anywhere, anything goes sex isn’t the only thing Sammy faces. She has to come to terms with loving him.




Thank you for letting me visit with you today. I’m a member of Manic Readers so if you’d like to check out my page.


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6 comments to Tory Richards on Life, Passionate Encounters and Hot Spot

  • Jeanne Miro

    Hi Tory –

    I’m a grandma of 5 – 3 grandsons and 2 granddaughters and have found that grandchildren are much easier than children! I can give them things that I refused to let have children have and let them do things that my children would have spent the day in their room if they ever thought of doing!

    Just wanted to let you know the thing I liked best on your page was the “Shortest Fairy Tale”! Wish I thought of that 42 years ago! I grew up in a family of all girls and no one prepared me what it would be like to live in an all male household! At least now I have two grand-daughters and two daughter-in-laws to help balance out the testosterone!

    Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful books! No matter our age we all need a little “adventure” in our lives! I keep telling my husband that I may be old but I’m not dead yet!

  • You tell him Jeanne!! My daughter is always telling me that just because I’m a grandma doesn’t mean I have to look and act like one. I’m closer to 60 than 50 (ouch!) and still have more dark brown hair on my head than gray.

    I also came from a family of girls. My grandson is the first boy in the family. At first, we wondered what we were going to do with him. LOL I still remember the day when my son-in-law told my daughter, right after Mason’s birth and she was changing him. You know you have to pick those things up don’t you…meaning his privates. Funny!

    Glad you enjoy my website.


  • Jeanne Miro

    Tory –

    Your a mere youngster next to me! I’ll be 65 in November but was smart enough to marry a “younger” man! Okay not that much younger but younger just the same.

    I’m still working and my boss can’t figure out why I’m never call in “sick” but the “youngster” (only in her 40’s) keeps missing work! Of course I’m always early for work while she arrives “just” on time and leave on the “dot” as well.

    I guess we were just brought up differently since my Father owned a Real Estate and Insurance company, my Mother owned a Bridal Shop and my husband is a self-employed Master Mason!

    My younger son is a graduate of The Citadel and says it was a “piece of cake” after being raised by us!

  • Hi Jeanne,

    My birthday is in December! We’re not too far apart. I will be fifty-seven.

    You’re comment about the whole work thing is something I lived with for 40 years of work. I believe you’re correct, we were raised with different values and work ethics. A lot of the youngsters today are lazy, unreliable, and think everything should be given to them. I also owned my own businesses in the beginning of my working career.

    Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. Take care:)


  • Jeanne Miro

    Tory –

    Worry I didn’t get back to you sooner after you posted on my comment – work got in the way!

    I have 5 grandchildren ranging in age from 2 1/2 – 15, three boys and two girls! My next to youngest grandson is 3 and his name is Mason too! My husband and my older son (Mason’s father) are both Master stone and brick masons thus the name!

    I love that his name in itself is carrying a tradition that goes back 3 generations of building beautiful monuments that last a lifetime.

  • Very cool, Jeanne! I only have one daughter so I think Alivia and Mason will be my only grandchildren. I’ll take them! LOL