Monday, November 28, 2011

Interview with EC author Shoshanna Evers


Today we have with us Ellora’s Cave author Shoshanna Evers who we had the great pleasure of meeting at EC Romanticon in Akron, OH recently.  Thank you Shoshanna for joining us at EC week!!


Can you tell us a little about your upcoming release Bedhead? 


Thanks for having me, Annette. Bedhead is part of the new multi-author Ellora’s Cave Skin Deep Series. The heroine has been bald most of her life as a result of a medical condition, and she’s so self-conscious about it that she’s still a virgin. The book focuses on how her sex life heats up when she’s ready to let go of her insecurities and take control of her sex life.


I know it seems these two questions are always asked but readers and future writers like to know.  What do you like most about writing?  What do you dislike about it?


I love losing myself in another world. Anything can happen if I just type it…I can go places I’ve never been, do things I’ve never done (ahem), and fall in love over and over again with each of my characters. As for what I dislike about writing, I’d say the back pain I tend to experience after sitting hunched over my computer for hours at a time. I think I need to buy a better chair, LOL.


Who or what inspired you to begin writing?


I’ve always loved reading, and that’s what inspired me to write. I have “books” that I handwrote on lined school paper and stapled on the sides. They all start with “Chapter One” even though they might be about three handwritten pages each. So I’ve been writing for a while J


What can we look forward to next from you?


After Bedhead, I’ve got a trilogy of short novellas called The Dominatrix Fantasy Series coming up: Spanked, Denied, and Collared. I’ll be releasing all three at once for my readers who read fast and don’t like to wait for the next in a series, LOL. The series follows the same couple at different stages in their relationship, however each book stands alone as well. If anyone wants to receive an email when my next books come out, please sign up for my mailing list at the bottom of my website, http://ShoshannaEvers.com/
 

You also have an advice column. What is the craziest question you have ever had? 


I don’t think any question is overly crazy in the sense that most of the questions I pick to answer are relatable to many people. They’re about problems in the family or relationships or at work, that sort of thing. The really crazy questions are the ones I can’t print in the newspaper, and are usually sexual in nature. But as erotic as my fiction gets, my advice column is more of a general all-audiences thing.


When you get some down time what would we find you doing?


Down time? What is this down time you speak of? LOL I run after my toddler all day, and I write at night. If I decide to completely relax and do “nothing” then I’m reading. I love to read more than I love to write, and that’s saying a lot because I really love to write.


Who are some fellow authors you enjoy reading?


Oh gosh, I get this question a lot. I used to start listing my favorite authors, but since many of my favorite authors are also my friends, the line gets fuzzy regarding recommendations. I also risk hurting someone’s feelings if I don’t list them, and even if I love their books I may forget. One way to guess some of my favorite erotica authors is to look at the authors I picked to be in my non-fiction writing book How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotica Authors. Those girls really know what they’re talking about.


Any advice you would like to give to future authors?


Yes! First, read in your genre. Second, read about writing. If you write romance or erotica then you might find my book How to Write Hot Sex helpful (it’s available in ebook and in print). Third, get on Twitter and search the hashtag #amwriting and #pubwrite to find some like-minded writers. Fourth, get a critique group. And finally, if you love writing then don’t give up. At the same time, don’t self-publish the first thing you write, because the tenth thing you write is going to be much better, and you don’t want to lose your readership before your career has even started.


How can readers learn more about you and your books?


You can go to my website and sign up for my newsletter, follow me on Twitter (@ShoshannaEvers) - I follow back! - and friend me on Facebook. I also welcome emails from readers – my email address is shoshanna.evers@yahoo.com. If we’re not friends yet, we will be soon!


Thank you Shoshanna for your time both at Romanticon and here today I look forward to seeing you again at Romanticon next year.


Thank you so much for having me! I’m giving away an e-copy of Bedhead to one commenter, so please leave your email address and preferred format in your comments!

Read my review of Bedhead (here)

Now as Shoshanna mentioned she is giving away a copy of her new release Bedhead to one lucky person so leave a comment with your email and the format you would like you ebook in.  Contest ends December 3rd at 11:59 pm.  You must leave your email addy to be entered.

And remember RomFan is also giving away a $25 Ellora's Cave Gift Certificate to one person see details (here)

7 comments:

  1. I loved Snowed in With the Tycoon. I've read it twice so far. looking forward to your next book.

    jennyann1975@sbcglobal.net
    If by chance I win a copy, I like pdf files. Thanks!

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  2. What a woman, this Shoshanna Evers! I'm totally impressed with your writing and your life. I spotted you as success ahead after reading Punishing The Art Thief.
    Cgordon3@verizon is the email addy and since I don't have a Kindle as yet, book format is my preference.

    Best wishes always, Charmaine

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  3. Thanks Charmaine! :)

    Readers without e-readers can download a free Kindle app for their computer or phone and read ebooks that way too! :)

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  4. Hi Shoshanna, great post! Lots of good advice. I loved Snowed In with the Tycoon and Bedhead sounds so intriguing; can't wait to read. My format preference is Kindle. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    bimmergrlmd at gmail dot com

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  5. Great interview, Shoshanna! I don't need to be entered into the Bedhead contest since I've already read the book. It was AWESOME! So much heart and heat too!

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  6. Thank you Barbara, and thanks Heather! I'm so glad you liked Bedhead! :)

    For those of you who enjoyed Snowed in With The Tycoon, keep your eyes out for The Tycoon's Convenient Bride...and Baby, which will be coming out sometime next year!

    You can sign up for my mailing list on my website (www.ShoshannaEvers.com) if you want to be notified about new releases!

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