I e-met Sylvia when she sent me her debut novel for the very fab Brava, "Bad Boys Ahoy." If you love you some Pirates, you must read. If you love you some hot romance you must read. If you -- you see what I'm sayin, no?
Anywayz, hooked up in-person with Sylvia at Romantic Times Readers Convention, where we got to discuss our mutual appreciation for erotic romance and erotica. And she introduced me to many of her fellow ER friends at RWA in July. I know you'll like her as much as I do, and not just cause she's really nice...
The always fabulous Jayne Ann Krentz touched on authors who write in multiple genres. I write pretty much everything -- historical, contemporary, futuristic, paranormal, and sci-fi.
In 2007, I have eight trade paperback releases -- four historical Bravas, and three contemporary/paranormal Avons. (and a non-fiction essay about Stephanie Plum)
Each book has its own release month, and each story has a different tone and style. It’s all erotic romance, because that’s the way I associate with my characters. My Feb. 2006 book, BAD BOYS AHOY!, was lighter in tone, and my August 2006 book, ASK FOR IT (which, as my first ms ever, was written long before BBA) is darker in tone. My Jan. 07 book is more poignant, and my June book is just all-around unusual. I try to make each book different from any other I’ve written. The only staples are flawed but strong heroines, ultra-alpha males, hot sex, and a romance-focused story.
People ask me, “How do you write so many books so quickly?” The answer: inspiration. I find inspiration in many things around me. Things like angst in movies and books, or the sight of a handsome young couple with a new baby. The most fun inspiration, though, is hot men. *g* Jason Lewis would be a perfect Marcus Ashford from ASK FOR IT.
Antonio Sabato, Jr. is just too yummy for words, and he was the inspiration for Gerard Faulkner in THE STRANGER I MARRIED.
When was the last time you read a book with a particular person in mind as one of the characters? Would you share who it was you were thinking of and which book it was?
One commenter will win a Mini CD-R of the first two chapters of THE STRANGER I MARRIED.
Oh, and just for fun, you can watch the mini-trailers for both ASK FOR IT and THE STRANGER I MARRIED at SylviaDay.com!
Encore! Thanks, Lois Grieman, for giving the Bellas what they want -- a chance to dish on the various and sundry ways one can get a Bad Boy deliciously wet. Well, YOU started it! We wish you all the best with the wild new "Tempting the Wolf" from Avon!
Encore due! Nicole, you're the winner of the copy of Lois' "Tempting the Wolf!" Email me, Bella, so I can send it your way.