I started writing for myself a couple of years back. As a reader, I often felt something was missing in the books I read. It’s only natural to feel that way, I think. We are unique after all, and so is our taste, and that’s the beauty of it. I initially wrote for my own entertainment and to provide myself with an efficient form of escapism. Nothing unusual, so far. The first story came to me a few years back, and then another one and another one, and by the time I actually began to give them life, they filled my head, so I was bound to write them and share them with other people, hoping that they’ll fulfill tastes similar to mine.
What inspires you to write in your genre?
Everything inspires me. My books are loosely based on my own life. Wink. I’m kidding. I wish, though. Seriously, now, it’s mostly my wild imagination, but there are bits and pieces of real life in them. Some of it is my life and the way I feel. Some of it comes from people I met or didn’t have the chance to meet, or I missed or lost or... you get the idea. There’s regret captured in my writing (not overt, I like to believe) coming from wisdom, of course, which doesn’t serve much in the end but hopefully can help other people. If you look around, there's a hidden life of emotions, expressions, words, and thoughts, that permeates what we see and hear every day. If you care to sense it and listen to it, that invisible world is a great source of inspiration. Why erotic? The physical expression of love is one of the most satisfying experiences in life, in my opinion, and for me, as a writer, it’s the ultimate intellectual journey. There is no better way to explore the human psyche than artistically diving inside one of the most profound, intimate connections.
What makes you different?
I’m a firm believer in writing a complete, captivating story, in which emotions and lust, dark and light, and perhaps even some philosophical take on life, are all woven into the fabric of the plot. There’s no either this or that. Also, occasionally there may be a bit of unconventional and even a hint of darkness. I think that’s what makes my stories different. I write my books the way the stories demand to be told, at the same time making them as entertaining as possible. I love cheese, but never in my books, and although I do occasionally wear something purple, I’m allergic to it in my prose.
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