Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Interview with erotic author Ann Mayburn

We welcome the fun and always entertaining Ann Mayburn to RomFan Reviews!!

How did you get started writing erotica?
Basically I just started to write romance and everything I wrote ended up being explicit. I don’t think I write erotica as much as I do erotic romance. Erotica is more about the sexual journey where my books are about the relationship. J 

Cheeseburgers or sushi? Cheeseburger

Chocolate cake or angel food? Chocolate!

Beer or wine? Wine

What is your favorite book? Currently, It by Stephen King. It varies by the day. ;) 
What are some of your pet peeves in reading erotica?
Lack of personal hygiene. After running from bad guys all day, crawling through a swamp, then hiding in a tree the last thing I’d have my hero do is decide now was the time to eat at the Y. :P

What kinds of scenes do you love? Hot, rough, sexy scenes where the man takes charge.
J Nothing less appealing to me than a man who is unsure in bed.

Favorite ice cream flavor? Pralines and Cream

Plotter or pantster? (or both) Both, I do a loose plot of points A B  C D need to happen, then punster my way to each point.

Kinky or sweet? (as if we didn't already know...)  Kinky sweet? ;)

Check out Ann's latest My Wicked Valentine which is her first book in her Club Wicked Series

  Lucia Roa needs a miracle to keep her fledgeling event planning business from going under. When she gets word about the opportunity of a lifetime to do a Valentine's Day party for an elite club in Washington D.C. she jumps at the chance, only finding out that the party isn't for just any club, it is for the premier private BDSM club, Wicked. Desperate for a chance to make the social and professional connections that this job would offer, she agrees to a most unconventional business arrangement with the handsomest man she's ever met.
CEO Isaac O'Keefe swore off relationships years ago after having his heart broken and his bank account emptied by his gold digging first wife. He thought he'd managed to keep his heart under lock and key, but when Lucia walks into his office he is instantly drawn to the fiery beauty in a way he's never felt before. He convinces Lucia to take the position as event planner for Wicked's Valentine's Day Party, but in order to make the event a success, something he needs to happen to secure his place on the board at Wicked, he must give her a crash course at all the dark pleasures BDSM has to offer. What starts out as a business partnership quickly turns into something more as Lucia breaks down every wall around his heart without even trying. Isaac must then make a choice, push Lucia away and continue to live a safe, but lonely life, or open himself up again to the greatest pain and pleasure in the world.

About the Author: 
Ann is Queen of the Castle to her wonderful husband and three sons in the mountains of  West Virginia. In her past lives she's been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened. 

From a young age she's been fascinated by myths and fairytales, and the romance that often  was the center of the story. As Ann grew older and her hormones kicked in, she discovered trashy romance novels. Great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless  stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she's never looked back. 

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her 'sexy space' and has learned to type one handed while soothing a cranky baby.

Learn more about Ann and her books at her website

And to find out what we think of My Wicked Valentine read it here

Ann is offering one lucky person a book of their choice from her backlist.  To enter leave a comment and your email (required to be entered).  Contest ends 2/20/13.


  1. Fun interview.


  2. I completely agree with the hygiene and activities. Without washing, that is just gross! Congrats on the new release Ann.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  3. Cool interview Ann! I have My Wicked Valentine in my TBR pile, hoping to get to it real soon :)