I actually still have the first erotic story I ever wrote. I was thirteen or fourteen years old and it was a short story -- originally meant to be the prologue to something much bigger -- about Death visiting his princess in the middle of the night, saving her from succumbing to a fever. I often look back on it and find it rather cheesy, but it's a nice piece to still have. In between writing fantasies and silly little adventures, I would stop to write an erotic short story. Eventually, I took a small compilation of these stories and self-published them under the title Steamy Tales. It sold one copy and I gave up on it far too quickly. It wasn't until a year later when I decided to try my hand at it again. I began writing my novellas and made the decision to break them up into four or five chapters per book. I wanted them to be quick reads for women who found themselves too busy to take on longer reads. As a mother of three with a husband who works out of town, I totally understand having no time to do the things you love.
What inspires you to write in your genre?
I'm inspired by all sorts of things. From a random song that seems to spark something inside of me, to a picture or gif on Tumblr, all the way to porn. Sometimes the thing inspiring me has nothing to do with the content itself. After Midnight was inspired by Lit's "Own Worst Enemy" and I have absolutely no clue why. There's nothing about After Midnight that has anything to do with that song. You would never guess it. One of the stories I'm working on right now is inspired by Taylor Swift's "Blank Space," and again it doesn't really fit. With A Secret Worth Keeping, I was watching a lot of porn on PornHub.
What makes you different?
I like to think I'm different, but often worry that I'm not. It's one of my biggest insecurities when it comes to writing. However, I like to think that my characters set me apart from other authors. I try my hardest to make them -- and the scenarios they find themselves in -- relatable. I don't want to have the cliche virgin hooking up with the sexy billionaire. How many of us can relate to the virgin in her early to mid-twenties? I already had kids by then. I want my characters to have real world knowledge and not come across too naive, as many heroines seem to be nowadays. Not that it's a bad thing, I just feel like it's been overdone.
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