Tell us a little about yourself?
I've been writing for as long as I can remember. As a child, I often had a notebook and pen with me and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in my head, but I never knew what to do with them. That all changed when I discovered the eBooks industry. I started penning novels at a rapid pace and now I can't be stopped.
I reside in New Jersey with my husband and two young boys. When I'm not chasing after my kids I'm busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing and scrapbooking.
Tell us a little about your latest release and how you came up with the idea?
The Lonely Dominant is a BDSM Contemporary Romance. I have a current BDSM story out called Be My Everything and when I started researching the elements of that particular lifestyle, I gathered so much information I really couldn't fit it all into one story, so I decided two separate novels were appropriate.
Successful businessman Alec Carter realizes his life is less than fulfilled when he meets beautiful Princeton University senior Clara Whittaker at a local coffee shop. Alec experiments in the BDSM lifestyle but doesn't consider himself hardcore until he crosses paths with the obviously submissive Clara. The more time Alec spends with young Clara, the more his dominant tendencies push to the surface. She could be what has been missing.
After her grandmother's death, Clara ends up a guest in Alec's home until she can finish school. She quickly learns she's a natural submissive and decides she wants to explore this new side of herself with the man of house. Alec shows her a life she never knew existed as they enter into a world of role playing, fantasy, and desire. Alec may be the Master, but Clara holds the key to his heart.
As the semester comes to an end, so does their arrangement. If Alec doesn't admit his true feelings for Clara, she could walk out of his life forever. But, Alec isn’t sure which she craves more . . . his dominance . . . or his love.
Do you only write this one genre or have you branched out?
I pretty much stick with Romances but the sub-genre changes from time to time. I've done BDSM, m/m and contemporary.
What are you currently working on?
I'm about 20K into what I hope to be a 50k love story. Crossfire of Love is an idea I've been thinking about writing for quite some time. I've finally worked out the kinks and hope to have it submitted to a publisher by the end of the year.
Do you have any writing quirks?
Not really. I kind of just go with the flow. I keep my laptop on the dining room table, so if dialogue or a plot idea strikes me while I'm cleaning, running in from the supermarket or folding laundry, I can write it down. I've completed full chapters throughout the day just by running back and forth to the computer.
What gets you into the mood to write?
When I really get into the writing zone, I need total silence. My kids are in school full-time now so I pretty much have the days to myself. I try to write for at least 5 hours a day.
Favorite snack or drink while you write?
Starbucks Iced Tea! I put the kids on the bus and head to Starbucks before my writing routine begins.
Any words of advice to aspiring authors?
Be patient and write as much as you possibly can. The more work you put into your book, the more it shows. Don't get discourage if you don't get a contract right away. Keep trying. It will happen! Don't give up.
Also, start creating an on-line presence for yourself now. Get to know fellow authors by tweeting and Facebooking. I can't stress enough how important it is to get your name out there.
What are you currently reading?
Sadly, nothing at the moment. My Kindle is sitting lonely. I've recently completed a 75K manuscript and then I jumped right into the next one.
And finally, is there anything you would like to share?
If you’re a fan of the m/m genre, I have a book due out on 12/19/11 with Beachwalk Press. It's called Embracing the Unexpected. Here's the blurb…
Sometimes love can be found where we least expect it.
Successful attorney Parker Phillips has always been straight, but he's having trouble finding the right woman. Failed relationship after failed relationship has proven that.
Brilliant and charismatic Dr. Jace Cross is comfortable in his sexuality, but has been single for some time. He throws himself into his work to fill the lonely void. He's drawn to Parker in ways he knows he shouldn't be.
When one bad decision lands Parker in Jace's court-appointed anger management course, sparks fly. Parker isn't willing to embrace his feelings. Can the sexy doctor help him discover who he truly is?
For more details…
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Thanks for having me!
The Lonely Dominant is currently available at Noble Romance for purchase, but will soon be available on amazon and nook.