Describe yourself in one word:
One? ONE? How about stubborn?
Best thing about being a wordsmith:
Making a connection to my characters, then hearing from readers that they also connected with those characters and went on a journey with them.
If you weren’t writing erotica, you’d be…
Writing sweet romance, or possibly women’s fiction. Maybe even thrillers… so possibly a sweet women’s fiction novel with a thriller plot-line J. I’m also attempting a rom-com at the moment. Basically if it was possible I’d write every type of contemporary novel it was possible to write. Alas, time is an issue.
The ideal ‘International Heat’ man…
Brash, strong, confident, quick witted, looks like Bradley Cooper
The ideal ‘International Heat’ woman…
Brash, strong, confident, quick witted, more than a match for her Bradley Cooper lookalike.
Where do you find inspiration for your writing?
Everywhere! In news stories, movies, other books, waiting at the dentist’s office to get a root canal. Ideas, I have no shortage of. It’s that time thing that hinders me (drat!)
Favourite erotica/romance novelist and book?
That’s so hard to pick one. I love everything my fellow IHers write, so my first thought would be anything by one of them J. I also really enjoy Eden Bradley, Cara McKenna and anything else that makes me think and breathe fast at the same time.
Something you’d like readers to know about erotica novels?
They’re not Mummy Porn! Dear Lord, please stop calling them that!
Something you’d like people to know about erotica novelists?
We’re not actually debauched. Well, only in the mind J.
Your favourite erotica topic to write about…
The difference between erotica, porn and romance. I really do hate having those three lumped together under one banner (Mummy porn anyone?).
What book has changed your opinion/stance on something important to you, and why?
I really hope this doesn’t sound self-serving, but I have to talk about a book I wrote, rather than read. I tend to be attracted to subject matter I don’t understand, and before I wrote Erica’s Choice I really didn’t understand bisexuality. I’d always thought you really had to be one or the other, right? Why not just choose already? So I guess when I started writing that book it was my way of trying to make sense of that, to see the situation from the perspective of someone who actually loved both a man and a woman. And somewhere on the way I got it, or at least I think I did. Love is love and sex is one important way human beings express that love. Whether it’s expressed with someone of the same or opposite sex really isn’t relevant. So yes, that book changed my outlook significantly.
If you were a character in a novel, you’d be:
Someone who has the perfect comeback for every remark. Oh wait, did you mean what character would I actually be or the one I’d wish to be?
Biggest accomplishment to date:
Oh boy, just doing this, really. I’m shocked I get anything done in addition to day job and family duties, so every published novel is an achievement.
What’s next for you?
I have a book coming out in November this year called Unforgettable Summer, about a world champion surfer who reignites the flame with the one woman who got away. I’m about to get stuck into writing the sequel to that, a hot MF romance tentatively titled Irrepressible Jasmine. I also have a novella with BDSM elements coming out with Ellora’s Cave, called Pleasing the Doctor (date TBA). I’m working on edits for that now, then I’m writing a short story for a super secret International Heat project, finally finishing my romantic comedy, and after that I’m really hoping to find the time to write another MMF! That’s the rest of this year covered, for sure.
Just One Taste
Sarah is in Victoria to expand her father’s chain of wine bars into the Australian market. It’s a hectic job that leaves little time for a social life but that doesn’t mean she’s going to ignore her carnal needs entirely. She contacts an exclusive escort agent who promises to send her a man capable of fulfilling her every desire. David, the man who arrives, is nothing like the practiced lothario she expects, yet the night that ensues is more intensely passionate than any she’s experienced. Sarah is just starting to consider making David a kept man when she realizes the chilling truth.
David isn’t an escort at all. He’s a vineyard owner who’d planned to approach Sarah with a business proposition. She thinks he set her up but the truth is David barely expected to speak with Sarah, let alone sleep with her. It’s an honest case of mistaken identity that resulted in the best night of David’s life. And for David, one night of Sarah will never be enough.