This is The Next Big Thing Blog Hop.
It provides an opportunity for authors to show and share their work to others. I was tagged by @Irhatfield. Thanks for the tag. She also tagged @Findmeb427, so check out that blog too. Don’t you just love social networking?
These are the questions posted that I answered:
What is the title of your book? I have three books published: More Than Just Friends, Salon Antics, and A Cloud of Hawthorne. The sequel to A Cloud of Hawthorne called Where Daffodils Grow Wild will be coming out in a couple of months.
Where did the idea for the book come from? My overactive imagination. Also, I love writing stories, and who doesn’t enjoy reading about love and romance, with a little bit of steam?
What genre does your book fall under? Erotic romance, also known as Romantica.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? They are all self published through Friesen Press, who are fantastic by the way.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? My books differ in that I purposely write a chapter at a time to post on my blog every Tuesday for Titillating Tuesday. Followers can read the books for free like a television series, one week and one chapter at a time. The books unfold organically so once I start there’s no changing the course of the story since it’s already been posted. When I finish a book I publish it and it goes on sale to the public. So, I’d guess it takes roughly five to six months to actually write each book.
Give a one sentence synopsis of your novel: More Than Just Friends and Salon Antics are contemporary romantica novels filled with intrigue, drama, and spicy love triangles. A Cloud of Hawthorne and Where Daffodils Grow Wild are written more like classic romance novels with a British sensibility. Lots of frolicking and ‘who done it’ to keep readers guessing.
What other works would compare to your story? A contemporary would be Megan Hart. One of my longtime heroes of literature who inspires my erotica writing is Anaïs Nin, but I’d never compare my work to hers.
Who or What inspired you to write this book? Really, it was a few literary colleagues who recommended I start writing erotica after our writer’s groups revealed my work to be naturally sensual. They wanted more, and the rest is history (in the making). I came up with the idea of writing novels a chapter at a time to post on a blog, and it evolved into four books and a happening multimedia website: madisonlakepages.com
What else might pique the reader’s interest? My intent is to produce books that are clever and provocative. When well executed, either in film, photography or the written word, I believe tasteful erotica is universally enjoyed. I tend to include action and intrigue with my romance.
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Btw…I tagged my good friend, The Storyteller @Graffiti_Bleu. You can also find him at http://www.gbleu.com. And I tagged my new friend, @Madisonjohns11. You can also find her at http://madisonjohns.com.