Business before Pleasure:
What inspired you to start writing? I’m an avid reader and I absolutely love reading erotic romance novels. I’ve read many that were totally awesome but some that were kinda lacking too. I’ve always had my own stories going on in my head and one day the idea popped into my head to turn one of them into an ER. It didn’t turn out too badly and a friend of mine who read it encouraged me to keep working at it and look into getting my books published.
Where do the ideas for your stories come from? Just about anywhere – songs, people around me, items on the news etc. I can think about an issue, observe a situation, or even hear about an incident that triggers the plot of a story in my head.
How much real life do you put into or influences your books? Quite a bit. Well not so much my own real life but situations in the lives of others around me naturally end up in my stories one way or the other.
What genre have you always wanted to write, but haven’t tried? I’ve always wanted to try the supernatural/paranormal romance thing. I love Sci-Fi books and movies but I’m not sure I’d be able to pull it off. Still thinking about it though.
When writing, do you have a process? If so, care to share a little? Oh yes. I sketch my ideas for the story concept and characters first. Then I make a general outline of the plot and setting. From there I just start writing as it comes to me, using my outline as a guide but making revisions as I go along. After that, I edit until I’m satisfied with what I have.
What is the hardest part of writing for you?Action scenes are a killer, very difficult to conceptualize so that they come out seeming real. Ensuring that there are no loopholes in the plot is another difficult task. It’s pretty easy to start writing something, intending it to go one way then end up taking a totally different avenue and leaving loose ends that didn’t get tied up along the way.
When choosing the title for your book(s) do you have a process or do you wing it? Not really a process but ultimately the title is hinged on the major issues that the story is centered around or maybe a major characteristic of one or more of the main characters.
Generally, how long does it take you to complete a book from idea to handing it over to your publisher? Roughly 2 months, give or take and this is mainly because I don’t have time to write everyday being a mother, wife and work full time.
Do you ever use someone in your life as a sounding board for ideas or are you a lone wolf? Oh yea, my bestie is with me all the way with all my books. My sleepless nights are her sleepless nights too, LOL
Is there any one (or more) author out there that has influenced your writing? No, my writing style is mainly me and how I think and express myself.
Do you have any advice for new authors looking to make their own literary statement? Just be you and do you. I’ve read a lot of writers and liked a lot of stuff but ultimately I wanted my books to sound and feel like me, not somebody else.
How many books have you written? Do you have a particular favorite?I’ve completed seven so far, I’m working on two more. The first one, Playing for Keeps, is still my fave so far but you never know, only time will tell.
More About You ~ The Fun and the Naughty
Share one thing about yourself that would surprise people who know you. I’m very self conscious when meeting new people
Doggy style, cow girl or missionary? Oh I like it all but doggy style is definitely my fave.
What secret sinful pleasure do you keep hidden in your cupboards?Cheetos
Are you a wine or beer kinda gal? Wine
If you could go anywhere at all on your next vacation where would you go? Europe or maybe South America
If you could choose any hot famous guy to take with you who would it be and why? Shemar Moore for sure baby
Thong, Bikinis, Granny Panties, or Boy shorts? Boy Shorts
Are you a dress up in heels or a jeans and flats woman? A little bit of both depending on the occasion but I’m usually a very girly girl
Homebody or Party all the time girl? I don’t mind partying every now and them but I prefer to stay home curled up with a good book most days
Tall, Dark and Deadly or Smart and Sexy or Athletic and Funny? Tall, dark and deadly
Significant other or Tearing up the town free and clear? Married and loving it
About Your Latest Release
Title: Jayson’s Redemption (Sequel to Playing for Keeps)
What three words would you use to describe this story? Sweet, sexy and suspenseful
Blurb: Jayson Tacoma has sworn off love and relationships ever since an unfortunate incident with his best friend leaves him emotionally scarred. That was until fate causes him to cross paths with the mysterious Mya Delgado, who appears in the small town of Bailey Springs seemingly out of the blue. Soon, he finds himself struggling with his overwhelming attraction to yet another dark-haired beauty and the two get caught in a game of cat and mouse that neither of them can control. Will getting involved with this woman, who harbors so many secrets, turn out to be another devastating mistake for him? Or will Mya Delgado finally be Jayson’s redemption?