Interview with Reviews by Bee

Hey Guys!

Welcome to your tape… HAHA! Just kidding. Welcome to interview number 5. Do you know what’s the most exciting thing for an author? No? Okay, I’ll tell you… It’s when someone loves your book enough to take the time to create something based on your book, especially if they create a poster with who they see your characters as.

Hold your breath… Continue reading Interview with Reviews by Bee

Interview with Laid-back Book Bitches Blog

You know, a lot of people out there think it is easy to just create a website, read a bunch of books and -BOOM- you’re a blogger.

Nope, not at all.

What I’ve gathered is that it takes so much of time and effort. Firstly, as someone who has a blog, I hardly ever find the time or remember to blog in my hectic day.

Imagine these bloggers! They buy books (cost), they read these books (time) while they have families/friends/studying/working, they review these books (time/thought/energy), and then they start posting about it on the various review channels, making teasers, posting on social media (time/effort/selflessness). Continue reading Interview with Laid-back Book Bitches Blog

Interview with Ella Bianchi

Hello Guys!

As a newbie author, you go through the process of using every possible avenue to get your book read. I did something similar. I posted all over the shore about The Wreck of Our Hearts .

I had given up on anyone approaching me when suddenly I received a message from Ella on Goodreads.

She is actually the first person who read and reviewed my book. I was so glad she liked it and was incredibly honest.

She’s recently started a blog… Let’s get to know her. Continue reading Interview with Ella Bianchi

Interview with Book Haven Book Blog

Hey guys!

Even as an Author, when I click on a book on Goodreads or Amazon, I always look at the reviews. Mostly, I look for the bloggers’ reviews on the book.

I follow hundreds of bloggers on social media and one thing is always common, their continuous support for all authors out there. In reality, we are all strangers to each other, yet when a reader or blogger picks up a book–they are suddenly submerged into a world that the author created.

The bond is formed and the deal is done.

You are forever a part of each other’s lives.

Let’s get to know them, shall we? Continue reading Interview with Book Haven Book Blog

The Wreck of Our Hearts – Chapter One

Title: The Wreck of Our Hearts:
Release Date: 5 May 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
Synopsis: Dasher and Aria.
 
Two people who were broken down by life.
Two people whose default setting was self-destruction.
Two people who were betrayed by the ones they loved.
Two people who refrain from crossing the lines they know they shouldn’t.
 
Aria has spent the last year trying very hard to get over the guy who crushed her heart. While the world thinks that she is being dramatic, Aria cannot escape from the heartache that haunts her like a ghost.
 

Continue reading The Wreck of Our Hearts – Chapter One

The Wreck of our Hearts

Synopsis: Dasher and Aria.

Two people who were broken down by life.
Two people whose default setting was self-destruction.
Two people who were betrayed by the ones they loved.
Two people who refrain from crossing the lines they know they shouldn’t.

Aria has spent the last year trying very hard to get over the guy who crushed her heart. While the world thinks that she is being dramatic, Aria cannot escape from the heartache that haunts her like a ghost.

Dasher has spent two years trying to get over the death of someone who meant the world to him. While his family thinks that it is high time he move on and stop acting out, Dasher cannot escape the emptiness he feels where the one he loved should be.

On a dark night in the middle of Brooklyn Bridge, an accident brings both these broken souls together. They form a pact to hold each other up, no judgments, no questions.

But love is a fickle beast that creeps up on even the most unsuited couples. Aria and Dasher think they have moved past the insecurities and the drama, but fate has other plans.

Aria and Dasher… 

Two people who were better off not meeting.

Or so they thought… Continue reading The Wreck of our Hearts

Yes, I write erotica … so?

 

More often than not I receive judgmental smiles and those suddenly uncomfortable look away moves whenever I tell people that I write adult erotica books. Even as people page through my book or see teasers of it, I’m given that smile.

You know that smile, right? That smile that says “well done, but why can’t you write about real stories?” or “don’t let our children read it.”

Honestly, I don’t write for children. It isn’t something I want to do. I’ve tried it once or twice but I always ended up adding sex or language somewhere in the story. Maybe to some I might be crass, but to me, my characters probably project the amount of passion I have.

And real stories? Sex and language is part of real life, right? Or are we still with the stalk theory?

No, I’m not a sex fiend who gets boinked every which way on every other day. Nor am I a potty mouth unless I really have to be.

In fact, any author would tell you that it isn’t even us that we’re writing about. Sure, maybe a quality or two would be siphoned off of us, but everything else is pure creativity.

This might have me losing brownie points, but what the actual fuck?

This is story-telling. That is exactly what Fifty Shades of Grey was about. It doesn’t mean that suddenly every woman/man who writes erotica has certain guilty pleasures or adapt that kind of a lifestyle—honestly even if they do, it isn’t anyone’s right to judge—it is what works with a story.

Even if there isn’t any need for the extra-special BDSM sex play, so what if an author decides to put it in? *pun intended* teehee.

Authors have stories to tell, be it personal or fictional, that is what we do.

Comparing every story to a label of whatever is hot out there in that moment, is an insult to the author and to your intelligence.

If you do not understand it, don’t judge it. Leave it where you found it and carry on with life. Talk crap about the character if you want. Talk about how the story never made sense in your head. Don’t bash an author though. Don’t give them those uncomfortable stares and sly smiles that say, I know what goes on in your head, you sex freak!

Where is this coming from you may ask?

Well, the other day I was asked why don’t I try my hand at writing children books. I laughed and said, “That isn’t something I’m looking to do just yet.”

To that end I was given a long lecture about how even adults prefer Harry Potter over books like Fifty Shades.

Firstly, two completely different genres. Don’t compare the two.

Secondly, so what? If there are adults out there that shy away from sex in books, then power to them. It is their choice. Just like how it is my choice to write the kind of books I want to write.

If no one reads it, it is okay. I had a story to tell and I did, and it’s out there… making me immortal.

Storylines can always match. There will always be hundreds of books about a human that falls in love with a vampire, the billionaire and the poor girl, the reformed bad boys, and the super rich lifestyle—it will always be there.

But in each word between each cover lies the dreams of the individual whose name is on the book.

Maybe respect that before judging someone for what story they choose to tell.

TAINTED BLOOD – A BLOODY JOURNEY

Every book has its journey. For Tainted Blood it started in July of 2010. At that stage it was known as A Spell to Die For, it was based on triplets with names after jewels; Amethyst, Tanzanite and Garnet. It had much of the same storyline about young Tanzanite trying to get out from under the rule of a ruthless queen. She was the opposite of everything Atalia stands for today. Continue reading TAINTED BLOOD – A BLOODY JOURNEY

WRITER’S GON’ WRITE, AND WRITE, AND WRITE…

There is a split second before a writer sits at his/her laptop, desktop or pen poised to write in their notebook–where they doubt themselves. Not their story because in their mind it is pure brilliance but themselves and whether they will be able to do justice to their characters.

As much as many writers say that their only priority is to write for themselves and to write for their characters, there is a major part of them–say 60% of their mind–that is solely focused on wanting to captivate a wide readership.  Continue reading WRITER’S GON’ WRITE, AND WRITE, AND WRITE…