What was your process when you co-authored two books with Lauren Dane? Is the process different than when you work solely on your own?
Working with LD was great, because she and I have very similar work processes – in other words, we get the work done. For the books we co-authored, originally Taking Care of Business was two interconnected novellas. When the editor bought it, he asked us to make it one novel, so we went chapter by chapter, each of us focusing on our sets of characters. Risky Business was written that way, each of us taking a chapter and going back and forth. In that respect, the process was different. Having someone else take half the work!
Many of your books are considered Erotic Fiction while others are Erotic Romance. What are the main differences between the two sub genres?
To me, the difference is that erotic fiction does not necessarily have a Happy Ever After ending and the main focus of the book might not be the h/h relationship. While an erotic romance is fully a romance, with everything that entails.
How did you come up with the idea for Hold Me Close?
I’d read a book about a man in Germany who kept his teen daughter into her thirties in an apartment he’d build in the basement. She had several children by him and they were eventually discovered. I was repulsed but fascinated by the idea of someone being kept hidden away, and what that would do to you, especially if you were held there with someone else who became your world…the worst person in the world for you, also the best
You’ve written in many sub-genres. The one thing that seems to tie them together is your erotic writing. Why do you think this is?
I have no idea! 🙂
What appeals to you in writing in the different sub-genres?
I love working on different sorts of stories, exploring genres and the different conventions each has.
Would you classify any of your writing as sweet romance? Would you find it difficult to write something that was just sweet?
My story Miracle, which is in the Burning Bright Chanukah anthology out in December from Avon Impulse, is totally sweet. It was interesting to write it, but it was absolutely right for the characters to have that for their story.
Most authors have a least one book in progress when another is releasing. Do you write one book at a time or do you have multiple projects brewing at the same time? That said, what are you working on now? And, when can we expect it?
I try to write only one book at a time, but I can be writing one book while getting revisions on an another, promo on a different project, etc. Right, this very minute (when I’m not typing the answers to this interview) I am writing a deliciously kinky erotic story for an upcoming project called The Devil’s Doorbell.
From all I’ve seen, you’re pretty into Vine. I had previously not seen the social media site. What’s it all about?
It’s six seconds of looping video. Much like Twitter, but video. Limited little bites of life.
I recently saw a post you made on your facebook page about being a hermit. Have you ever really considered closing yourself off at home and living solely through social media and mail order? Personally, I just can’t see it. You appear a rather social creature to me 🙂
I hate shopping and going out unless it’s for something fun, so yes, I could really become a hermit most of the time!
We really want to thank Megan for her time. It’s always a joy to chat with an author and find out what motivates them, a bit about the writing process and discover who they are behind the covers of the books they write.
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