Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Interview with author Shoshanna Evers



Welcome to RomFan Reviews Shoshanna, it is a pleasure and an honor to have you with us today.  I would like to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to be here.



Tell us a little about your new release The Man Who Holds the Whip. 
Shoshanna Evers: Thanks for having me! The Man Who Holds the Whip is an a BDSM erotic romance novella. Here’s the blurb: 

When Grace discovers her gorgeous ex-boyfriend Ian broke her heart three years ago so he could pursue a career as a Dom on a BDSM internet porn site, she never expected to be intrigued...and aroused. Ian looks damn good holding that whip. But can a girl who’s always considered herself “vanilla” fire up her kinky side for love?

To find out, she’s going to audition for a chance to play Ian’s sexual submissive—and maybe find her way back into his heart.

The Man Who Holds the Whip is a 28,000 word MaleDom BDSM erotic romance novella from bestselling erotica author Shoshanna Evers. 

(Available at AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Smashwords.) 

I know you made a big announcement recently, would you like to share your news of what we will see coming from you in the future? 
Shoshanna Evers: I’d love to! I’ve got a six-book deal with Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint, so I have two new trilogies coming out next year, starting in April 2013. The first is the Enslaved Trilogy, which is about the BAD Boys - three billionaire Doms and the women they fall in love with. After that is the Pulse Trilogy, which is a dystopian post-apocalyptic erotic romance that takes place in Manhattan after an EMP wipes out the power grid. 

Why BDSM? 
Shoshanna Evers: Well, I write the books I want to read. BDSM erotic romance is hot! The power exchange and communication level necessary for a healthy D/s relationship really raises the stakes as well. I love writing BDSM stories. *g* 

What genres and authors would we find you reading when taking a break from your own writing? 
Shoshanna Evers: I read the books my friends write, including BDSM erotica, contemporary romance, m/m erotica, etc. I also read whatever catches my eye from the New York Times Bestseller list so I can stay current. And I read a lot of marketing and finance books, because that interests me, as does anything to do with being a “prepper” - such as preparing for the possibility of a real-life grid-down scenario. 

If I was a first time reader of your books, which one would you recommend I start with and why? 
Shoshanna Evers: Oooh, I get that question almost every single day, and I still don’t quite know how to answer it. I usually refer people to my FAQ page, which says:

You have a lot of books! Where should I start? 
That depends on what type of story you’re in the mood for, and if you’re in the mood for something shorter or longer. If you want something super short and cheap to get a taste of my writing, try my Amazon Erotica Bestseller, Overheated. I have all of my books listed with tag lines and links by category, for example MaleDom BDSM erotica vs. FemDom BDSM erotica vs. steamy contemporary romance, etc, on this page: http://shoshannaevers.com/all-books-listed. Happy reading!

I know that doesn’t 100% answer the question. If I’m really pressed to answer, I might suggest reading Punishing the Art Thief from Ellora’s Cave, since it was the first book I ever had published, and I threw every kinky thing I could think of into it, LOL. Of course, since then I’ve learned some more kinky things... So you might want to read whatever is most current and work your way backward. :) 

What’s something fans would find fascinating about you? 
Shoshanna Evers: No pressure! LOL :) Fascinating, huh? I don’t know about fascinating, but I started reading BDSM erotica when I was quite young. I stole my mom’s copy of Story of O. 

How do your family and/or friends feel about your book or writing venture in general? 
Shoshanna Evers: My family is proud of my success and they’re happy I’m getting paid to do what I love, and that I can stay home with my son. But they don’t read my books. Even my husband doesn’t usually read my books! He says he can’t keep up with me because I write more than he can read, LOL. My friends who aren’t authors don’t really read my books either. But they think it’s cool, I guess. My mom read Snowed in With the Tycoon and said she loved it, but I’m not sure how comfortable I am with my parents reading my work. *squick* 

Do you work on one project at a time? Or do you multi-task? 
Shoshanna Evers: I multi-task because I have to! When I’m writing one book, I’m in revisions on the book I wrote before it. And I tend to have several projects going at once. Last week I had three open WIPs on my computer, LOL.

What's the weirdest thing you've ever done in the name of research? 
Shoshanna Evers: *Blushes* I can’t tell you! LOL ;) But one of the things I did was play with a violet wand so I could better write about it. Yes, I got electrocuted for my work. Blood, sweat and tears, baby! 

Now just a few fun questions if that is okay? 
Shoshanna Evers: Of course. 

What’s a guilty pleasure you have? 
Shoshanna Evers: Cigarettes, but I don’t indulge. I vape an e-cig when I feel the urge. 

What is sexier boxer or briefs? 
Shoshanna Evers: boxer-briefs. 

Who’s more fun, bad boys or perfect gentlemen and why? 
Shoshanna Evers: Um, does *anyone* ever respond “perfect gentlemen?” lol! BAD Boys are so much fun I wrote a whole trilogy about them! Of course, my BAD Boys stands for “Billionaire Arrogant Doms” - that’s what people nicknamed their crew, but the arrogance is just an act. They’re definitely billionaire Doms though...*sighs dreamily* Sorry, what were we talking about? LOL 

If you came with a warning label, what would it say? 
Shoshanna Evers: Warning: Dangerous Curves Ahead! LOL No, I don’t know. :) 

Please share any links you would like listed in the Interview. Website, blog, facebook, yahoo group etc. 
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About the author:

Critically-acclaimed, multi-published romance author Shoshanna Evers has written dozens of sexy stories including Overheated, which has sold 20,000 copies to date, making her an Amazon Erotica Bestseller.

The non-fiction anthology Shoshanna Evers edited and contributed to, How To Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors, has topped the Amazon charts, becoming a #1 Authorship Bestseller, #1 Erotica Writing Reference Bestseller, #1 Romance Writing Bestseller, and a Writing Skills Bestseller. Her work has been featured in Best Bondage Erotica 2012 and Best Bondage Erotica 2013, the Penguin/Berkley Heat anthology Agony/Ecstasy, and numerous erotic BDSM novellas with Ellora’s Cave Publishing including Chastity Belt and Punishing the Art Thief.

Her upcoming BDSM series The Enslaved Trilogy will be released starting in April 2012 from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star/Gallery Books imprint, followed by The Pulse Trilogy, a dystopian post-apocalyptic erotic romance series.

Her favorite thing to do is cuddle up with a good book…and her husband. Shoshanna is a New York native who now lives with her family and two big dogs in Los Angeles, California. She welcomes emails from readers and writers, and loves to interact on Twitter and Facebook.

Contest:
Shoshanna is offering to one lucky person an eBook from her backlist.  Just leave a comment along with your email address to be entered to win.  Contest ends December 30th.



10 comments:

  1. Loved that interview, Shoshanna! Thanks for taking the time to give us a peek!

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  2. Great interview. Have read a few of your short stories loved them. would love to win an ebook. email is whatareyoudoingthere2000@yahoo.com

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  3. Love Shoshanna's stories - they are hot, sexy and sinfully wonderful. Would love to read her latest!!

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  4. Thanks so much for the kind words! :)

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  5. Love your work! I've read a few of your pieces and haven't been disappointed! I'm looking forward to reading The Man Who Holds the Whip.

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  8. Awesome interview! I cannot wait to read The Man Who Holds the Whip, looks very interesting and just the genre I love, love to read :)

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  9. MaleDom BDSM erotic romance is my favorite genre to read as well! :)

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