1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?
Ohh, that would completely depend on which characters in which story — but for my story in Evernight’s Vanilla-Free Christmas — it would be strawberries and chocolate syrup.
2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?
I discovered a joy in reading about the time I started high school — with an historical romance novel. I devoured the genre almost exclusively for years. My love of erotica didn’t come till even later–about the time I discovered “”adult” online role play. I wanted to write a romance novel and I was having trouble writing the sex scenes, so I dropped into a Gorean chat room thinking it would have role played sexual interludes I could read. I got a quick education in both BDSM and erotica.
3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)
I think my favorite to read is still the historicals — I was weaned on them, you know? Though I do have to say a steamy paranormal romance come a close second.
4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?
I prefer men shaved bald. I think it started with Stone Cold Steve Austin to be completely honest. I had such a crush on him. Mmm mmm. I also have a weakness for men with facial hair. I’ve never dated a man without it in my life. Go figure.
5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)
I work full time and am not really a morning person, so I HAVE to write in the evenings during the week. On the weekends, I tend to start in the afternoon, take a short break after a few hours and then hit things again for a bit in the evening. I don’t have a private place to write, really, so I sit on the bed in my room and settle the laptop on my thighs. It’s comfy, though I’m sorta making a bum hole in the mattress.
6. Bonus question! Do your characters use birth control (i.e. condoms) and if so, how do you make the mechanics of it sexy?
I’ve not written birth control into my stories. When I wrote my first one, I did have more than a few comments about that, but I think of it as something implied in the story. It’s like a woman’s cycle — you never hear about that in a story either, but it still happens to every woman.
7. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.
I’ve had the fortune of three releases in December 2012. The first being my short in Evernight’s Vanilla-Free Christmas Anthology. The second is my erotic short, Routine Maintenance, which is included in Felt Tips, a charity anthology of office supply themed erotica. All proceeds go toward buying school supplies for kids and work clothes for adults trying to find work. This one was the brain child of the esteemed erotic romance author, Tiffany Reisz. (Good stuff!)
The last of my releases (for now) is Blood and Fire, an erotic horror short being released by MuseItUp Publishing on the 28th. All of the stories have BDSM and D/s elements to them. Write what you know, right?