Katie Porter Guest Post and GIVEAWAY

No Really, How Dirty Is This Book?

By Katie Porter

You know that book? The one everyone’s been talking about, the one that chews up the charts and has two sequels? Inside Bet is not that book.

It’s better.

I know lots of people love The Book That Shall Not Be Named. And more power to them for it. If you enjoy reading in any form, that’s awesome. But I’ve also heard from other people that the numeric book actually isn’t that spicy. (For the record, I’ve read several excerpts and those were enough for me.) Not exactly my ball of wax. I need a little more follow through with the characters in my reading material. There are acts discussed that never make it onto the page and except for one spanking and a fairly inappropriate mention of a tampon most of the book is fairly tame.

Inside Bet is not. Tame, that is.

I think the scene that’s gotten the most feedback is the breath play. What’s breath play, you might ask? Well, it’s kind of dangerous, but…that’s some of the fun. Breath play is also known as “auto erotic asphyxiation.” One partner restricts the breathing of the other partner during orgasm. Sounds simple. Makes the person who’s breath is restricted giddy and euphoric and increases the sensations.

Plus there’s just something hot about a hero having his hand wrapped around his heroine’s throat. He’s a good guy by definition—and also by description in the story—and we know that Jon wouldn’t do anything to hurt Heather. So for them to be in such an erotic moment, the pivotal point is the amount of trust that Heather is willingly handing over. And I say willingly handing over because Heather is one smart cookie. She’s no wide-eye ingénue (side note: that is one word I can never spell right on my own). Heather knows what she’s doing when she straddles Jon and lets his hands wrap around her throat while she tosses her cares to the wind.

And Jon takes care of her. In every way that matters, if you know what I mean. In return, Heather takes him places he’s never been—they do things he’s never even considered

submitting to before. Good stuff. Exciting stuff. Besides. When plotting a book involves two characters who can’t help but push each other’s buttons, so every act has to be farther, greater, done with more daring…Things get dirty. All sorts of dirty. Not only the breath play, but toys and boundaries being obliterated.

There’s no foursome, monkey or a banana, but I’d go so far to say it’s the dirtiest book I’ve written so far. Considering that people usually love the sex scenes of my book most of all, that makes this one hell of a good book.

Up next for Katie Porter, the co-writing team of Carrie Lofty and Lorelie Brown:

Now that both RT BookReviews 4½ Star Top Picks DOUBLE DOWN and INSIDE BET have been released, we’re looking forward to the September 25th arrival of HOLD ‘EM , featuring wild child Leah and a surprising reunion with a fellow pilot. The final two installments of the “Vegas Top Guns” series will follow in 2013.

November brings the m/m Christmas-themed CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR , and in January,

LEAD AND FOLLOW will launch the five-part “Club Devant” series

of erotic multi-partner romances set in a hot New York City burlesque club.



Where to find us:


Twitter: @MsKatiePorter

Or individually: @carrielofty and @LorelieBrown


We’d like to give away a copy of DOUBLE DOWN or INSIDE BET (winner’s choice) in any format. Just answer the question: Yada yada?

*Open internationally until 9-18-12 @ 11:59pm EST*

Thanks again to Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind for featuring Katie Porter and Inside Bet!


  1. Congrats on this new release. I loved Double Down and I’m sure this book is just as fantastic. I have not read “the book that shall not be named” either. There’s just too much hype. I’m interested to read about breathe play. I’ve always thought is sounds to dangerous or maybe I just haven’t met the right person to try it with. Can’t wait to read Inside Bet.

    1. Ignore that other book and head straight for the goods 😉

      And yes, breath play can be dangerous. We did a lot of research to make sure we got it right and set up the characters *just right* so that readers would be on board with something that pushes boundaries. We wanted it to come across as sexy, not freaky, of course!

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that included breath play. I’ve never thought of it as erotic, so I’ll be interested to see how that comes out. As for that “other” book, no thanks. Way too expensive, especially since it’s a fanfic. Plus, the excerpts I’ve read didn’t impress me and I’ve learned never to buy a book if the samples and excerpts don’t grab me.

  3. How dirty is dirty? I haven’t read the nameless book, have no intentions to but have read many other authors with very dirty minds!!!

  4. Hi

    This book sounds wonderful – I have read great so called dirty books and I am always looking for more that are done well. I have never read one with breath play so I am intrigued. I will add your books to my TBR list.

    Thanks for the chance

  5. I keep seeing these books on almost every blog I read and they look so good! Thanks for the great giveaway! I will definitely be adding your books to me TBR pile.

    1. Hi Yadira,

      The hero of book 2 and the heroine of book 3 are introduced in the first of the series, DOUBLE DOWN, and there are certain in-jokes in subsequent books about the couple from DOUBLE DOWN, but the romances themselves can be read on their own. Hope you enjoy them!

  6. I just finished Double Down yesterday and loved it! It was nice to read a romance with fun characters who actually get to know each other. I also liked how real it was, no psycho exes or bosses or escaped killers; can’t wait to get started on the next one

    karen.wapinski at gmail dot com

  7. This sounds great. I’d love to start with Double Down. Series are my fave.
    I read the first 50… And I was not impressed. I’ve read MUCH better.

  8. Thanks for sharing. I have not read “the book” I have read enough about it and the characters that I know its not for me. Although I really do love some of the recaps out there, they are just perfect.

  9. I have read the books that must not be named and I thought that they were ok. I am looking for great books with HOT and dirty love scenes and I think that I may have found them!! So I want to say thank you and I will be adding these books to my TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway too!!


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