About the Author
I’m a proud born-and-bred Jersey Girl with Brooklyn roots. I still live where it all started-married my very own alpha male many eons ago, have an amazing college-age daughter & an 11 year old hockey playing son who charms & frustrates me at every turn. Free time is always a luxury – I spend the bulk of what time I manage getting lost in the worlds of my own making. I love to read & write hot, sexy & emotional stories about people both glamorous & not-so-glamorous. Be warned-some of my characters are even downright un-heroic, which is part of what makes them so interestingly sexy, in my opinion!
On the rare occasions I’m not taking advantage of that valuable free time by writing, you can catch me poking around in my other favorite twisted historical worlds of Sleepy Hollow, Reign and the History Channel’s Vikings. I’m also a huge fan of Harry Potter, Highlander, Charmed, and DragonBall Z! Yeah, a strange fandom medley, but each one features some of the sexiest villains ever. Did I mention I love villains? And let’s not forget my beloved NY Rangers.
Currently, I have several erotic romance books available – Books 1 through 4 of the Bayou Magiste Chronicles, a paranormal/fantasy series of books, are available through Renaissance Ebooks Sizzler Editions. All of the books feature Magically Kinky! love scenes, and ae set both in the modern day and medieval times. There are more books to come in this series, and they’re sure to rock your socks off!
My other series, the Medieval Warrior’s series is set in 13th and 14th century England, Wales and Scotland – all three books feature A Kinky Twist on History! Go back in time and see how lords tamed their ladies, teaching them all about the dark side of pleasure. Again, there are more books planned for this series.
Keep an eye out for my next book in the The Norsemen Sagas – also featuring A Kinky Twist on History! and more deliciously dominating Vikings!
What inspires you to write romance books?
I’ve been writing stories my whole life, ever since I can remember. I’ve also always been a romantic at heart – I always wanted a love story to get absorbed in, whether it was a book or a TV show or a movie. As I got into my teens and started writing what I didn’t know at the time was called fan fiction, there was always a love story at the core. I wrote my first complete original novel at 14. That book had FOUR love stories, all tied together. I read my first romance novel when I was 13 or so, thanks to my mother always having romance novels laying around, I cut my teeth on Kathleen Woodiwiss, Catherine Coulter, Rosemary Rodgers and so many others from the glory days of the old-fashioned “bodice rippers” of the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Tell us about how you write:
I don’t have any specific “rituals” or patterns that I follow, other than I usually like to get a few hours in the mid-late morning, I seem to be super productive at that time for some reason. Having worked in the corporate world for 30 years, it’s a nice change to be able to use that time for writing. I also usually sit down at night for an hour or two. When the house is quiet again and I can focus without being pulled in a million directions.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Oh yes. I’m a Gemini, so I am always talking, whether it’s to myself, or to my characters. I laugh and poke fun of them sometimes too. And sometimes they insist on going off in a direction I never intended. That always sparks an argument! lol
What advice would you give other writers?
The first thing I always tell people is to grow a thick skin. It’s a tough business and criticism comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. Rejections sting, but you learn from them and move on. The second is to never give up. There are so many more opportunities in publishing now than there were back when I first dipped my feet into the waters – that was a long time ago. Just make sure you’ve written the best book you can and have it polished until it truly shines.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I just always thought it would be so cool to walk into a bookstore and see my name on the cover of books. I always loved to share my stories, and here was a way to do that and maybe even make a living. I mentioned changes/opportunities in the industry before, and while it took me a very long time to publish, epublishing expanded the market in so many ways. There’ve been some hiccups along the way, and now that I am self-publishing, I’m finding I really enjoy the control over the entire process. I’ve learned a hell of a lot over the years, and I really like the self-publishing venue the best.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think there are still some changes that will occur – there is a downside to self-publishing, and sadly, that does create a certain perception toward self-published books. But I think the bottom line is, if you write a really great book and market it properly (or in some cases, just let a few readers start spreading the word), people will find and buy it and read it.
What genres do you write:: Historical, Paranormal/Fantasy, Erotic Romance, Contemporary
What formats are your books in: eBook
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