Wicked Wednesday with Kastil Eavenshade

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1. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?

I actually didn’t start getting romance books until around 18 years old. I was more of a high fantasy girl. Erm, the erotica, however, much earlier. I can neither confirm or deny finding my dad’s secret stash of smut books. I guess this is why my parents support me. 🙂

2. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)

I love fantasy, always will. It really takes you away into another world. In some respects, since most fantasy takes its cues from historical places, I love a good historical because if it too.

3. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?

I like long hair. Gives me something to tug on. 😉

4. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)

Preferably, the afternoon works best for me but with having a job, I have to squeeze my time toward the evening. In my old house, I wrote in my crafting room. Having a laptop helps me move wherever I need to be. Now I have a room just for writing though it’s not set up yet.

5. Bonus question! Do your characters use birth control (i.e. condoms) and if so, how do you make the mechanics of it sexy?

For my historicals, they spill the seed outside the womb though I have employed certain old world drugs to prevent pregnancy. For contemporary, I just mention the ripping of the package and that’s it. The one thing I try to do with the condoms is that the characters are prepared. There’s no pause to go to the bathroom or dig through a purse. It’s a mood breaker. Much like your date making your feel-up more like a gyno appointment because he’s trying the find the mystical land known as the g-spot.

6. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.

My latest release is a romantic comedy titled The Romance Novel Book Club. It’s a piece I’ve been working on off and on for a bit. I posted some chapters on a private writing site and got some great feedback. So I did something that’s been a monkey on my back. I finished it. It’s a light-hearted take on a thirty-something female who’s been through the ringer on every relationship and thinks the key to happiness is through reading romance novels. IN the end, she finds the courage to let go all her failures and stop looking for Mr Perfect and getting Mr He Gets Me. Her best friend in the novel was named after a very good friend of mine. I do have another book with the character planned but not started.

Right now I’m working on two projects. Talbot’s Seduction, a prequel to Talbot’s Ploy and another naughty fairytale based on Snow White titled the Forest Maiden.

Author details:

website: http://kastil.wordpress.com/
twitter: https://twitter.com/PamBitner
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/KastilEavenshade
novels: Talbot’s Ploy, The Romance Novel Book Club, The Wolves of Argonne (naughty fairytale), The Heat of His Kiss (romance on the go).

Tantalizing Tuesday with Kastil Eavenshade

1. Do you use a pen name? If so, why?

Yes, I use a pen name. Two, in fact. When I started writing, I decided to create pen names for the different genres I write. Yes, I write anything for paranormal horror to erotic romance. I felt it was important, in developing a fanbase, to let the reader know what they’re getting. So I use my real name, Pam Bitner, for SciFi, Horror, Fantasy, Generic stuff. I use Olivia Devereaux for pure romance and Kastil Eavenshade for the erotic side. I’ve learned that not all romance readers go for the ‘raunchy’ stuff.

2. What is your favorite novel that you’ve written? Read?

If I went with one I have published, and it’s not really a novel (I only have novella-sized stuff out there), it would be the piece I published under my real name in Pulp Empire’s Pirates & Swashbuckler’s Anthology titled ‘The Mark of the Brotherhood’. It’s novella sized and it has a touch of romance and a lot of action. My favorite book ever read is still David Morrell’s The Brotherhood of the Rose. The action and character building really pulled me in on that one.

3. Does the environment affect your writing (where you live, the seasons, the weather, etc.)?

I have trouble writing when the family is in the same room as me. I’m a very private person when I’m first creating a story and I’ve always had an issue with people looking over my shoulder. Plus, I really don’t want my son sneaking a peek when I’m writing the naughty. I don’t make enough money for that level of therapy.

4. Where is your favorite/most bizarre place to have your characters boink?

I haven’t written any that are odd locations but I love the woodland scene. You never know if another hiker is going to catch you or when the raging bear will chase two nude characters through the forest or a bad-timing skunk. My muse is weird.

5. Do you base your heroines/heroes on photos of celebrities? If so, who?

Nope, not really, but I’m an artist so I can create an idea of what the character looks like and if I’m ambitious, I’ll try and draw them.

6. Bonus question! What’s the last thing you ate today?

Irish soda bread. Yum! I really need to learn to make it because the stores only have it during St Patty’s day month.

7. Bonus question! Anything you’d like to say.

Thank you so much for this opportunity! It’s always nice to reach new readers and connect with other writers.  [Erin’s reply: You’re welcome! Great to have you!]

Free Giveaway:

I’d like to offer up a free copy of my latest project out there—The Wolves of Argonne—to one of your lucky blog readers for you being so gracious with this interview.

Author details:

my blog, Kastil’s Cheeky Reviews & Babble Art