About the Author
Sable Hunter writes romance, some of it quite spicy. She writes what she likes to read and enjoys putting her fantasies on paper. Her stories are emotional reads where the heroine is faced with challenges, like one of her favorite songs – she’s holding out for a hero – and boy, can she deliver a hero. Her aim is to write a story that will make you laugh, cry and sweat. If she can wring those emotions out of a reader, then she has done her job.
She combines the cultures of her two favorite states into many of her stories – from the mysterious bayous of Louisiana where the Spanish moss hangs thickly over the dark waters to the rolling hill country of central Texas. She is passionate about animals and has been known to charm creatures from a one ton bull to a family of raccoons. For fun, Sable has been known to haunt cemeteries and battlefields armed with night-vision cameras and digital recorders hunting proof that love survives beyond the grave.
Join her in her world of magic, alpha heroes, sexy cowboys and hot, steamy, to-die-for sex. Step into the shoes of her heroines and escape to places where dreams can come true and orgasms only come in multiples
What inspires you to write romance books?
Real life disappoints. When I write, I’m in control. So, I create a world I want to live in and I people it with characters I’d love to be with. So many people spout off about books being ‘realistic’. Hell, if I wanted realism, I’d lay the book down and just live my boring life. Romantic Fiction allows us to experience the excitement of that first date, that first kiss, that first ‘time’ – over and over again. It isn’t just reading for entertainment, it is allowing ourselves to relive the glory of first love as many times as we want. I don’t think there is a higher calling than giving people that experience.
Tell us about how you write:
I plot in my head all the time, keeping a notebook at hand to jot down ideas. I have about 45 basic one-line plot ideas already set ahead for new books. I decide what is next either by deadline or by reader request. When I begin, I outline. As I write, I flesh out that outline. I find if I try to panster it, that I usually waste a lot of time rewriting, it’s best if I know where I’m going from the beginning. I outline in notebooks and on the computer. I do create character sketches. I have created hundreds of interlocking characters, so I have to keep up with who is related to who, who married who, how many children – who knows who – – unfortunately, all of that is in my head. I need to make a huge database – but who the heck has time.
I write on the computer, I only write in a notebook when it’s not possible to have the computer because of space, etc. No music playing – ever! I write, then I send it to betas, then editors, then proofers. I tend to write longer stories, don’t like to write or read short stories or novellas.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Well, sorta. I allow them to live, but I’m still God in this situation. Also, I try to at least give the appearance of sanity, so I don’t talk to them in front of others – ha!
What advice would you give other writers?
Write a good story. Series sell. Sex sells. HEA is better. 3rd person is easier. Past tense. 50000 words or more. Don’t spend a fortune on covers or special models – write a good story and a better blurb. Start with a bang – don’t describe the setting in the first paragraphs. The way people shop now is to read the first few pages in the sample and if you don’t catch them there, the reader will move on.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I started self-publishing back when kindle publishing was brand new. I started selling my books on the first day. A publisher picked me up later, so I was traditionally published. Then I went back to self-publishing because of the control. Then. I published others because I had learned the tricks of the trade. Now, I’m self-publishing again, I enjoy being in the driver’s seat. I’ve done a little of it all – tried every trick in the book.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
My crystal ball is cloudy. But, I can say that it will never go back to the way it used to be. Self-publishing is here to stay. I think the process will change over time to weed out the unprofessional and the less talented, but the environment for an author to do well on their own is not going away. Authors need to be flexible, they need to watch the markets and adjust their tactics but the possibility for greatness is limited only by your determination, your grit and your ability to tell a story that people want to read.
What genres do you write:: Romance/ Contemporary/ Erotica/Western/Paranormal/Suspense/adventure
What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print