Monday, January 7, 2013

Fun Interview with Erin Aislinn

Today, a fun interview with Erin Aislinn, author of Strangers on a Train, an erotic contemporary story.
About Author and Author's Most Recent Release (or upcoming release)

Q: Do you have a favorite quote or line from this book? If so, please share.
A: Darling, I’m way past hard and I have no intention of playing.”

Q: Who is your favorite main character from this book? Why?
A:There are only two characters in my novella so my favorite would be Charlotte, the heroine, because she has the courage to let a perfect stranger seduce her.

Q: Who is your favorite secondary character? Why?
A: That would be Charlotte’s blue-eyed stranger. Charlotte does not learn her lover’s name until the end of the story, so I’ll let it be a secret for now. I love him because he sees straight past Charlotte’s inhibitions and helps her to shed them.

Q: What was the hardest part of writing this book?
A: Having two characters share every manner of physical intimacy without ever asking for one another’s name.

Q: What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book?
A: If you had it to do over again, would you change anything?

Q: Convince readers to buy your book in 25 words or less.
A: Every woman deserves a dream lover turned real. Strangers on a Train brings to life one woman’s journey to fulfill her ultimate erotic fantasy.

On Writing and Writing Erotica

Q: Why did you choose to write in this genre/subgenre?
A: I actually didn’t plan on writing an erotica story for Ellora’s Cave, so when my editor told me it would be published in the Exotika line, I was surprised and delighted. Originally, I found so much more freedom in being able to write graphically sexy scenes in romance.

Q: Do you outline or do you start with a basic idea and let it flow? (plotter or pantser)
A: Normally, both. In this case, I had the concept, started writing, and ended up with a story I felt could be published.

Q: Do your family and friends know what you write? If so, what do they think about it?
A: They laugh, they wonder, they joke about me writing smut. Some don’t say much, maybe to be polite.

Q: In erotica/erotic romance, the sex is depicted graphically. Are there any specific words or phrases you aren't comfortable using in your stories? Word or phrase that makes you say “ick”?
A: It depends on the character. I may not like the word but if it suits the character, I might use it anyway.

Q: What is your favorite part of writing erotica/erotic romance?
A: Freedom to challenge the limits of my own perceptions and expectations.

Q: How long ago was your first story accepted by a publisher and did you pee your pants? J
A: In 2003. I jumped up and down then sat at my desk in disbelief then jumped up and down some more.

Q: What are your favorite and least favorite parts of the publishing process?
A: Waiting to get a response on a submission. I hate the waiting.

Fun Stuff

Q: Tattoos. Hot or not? And do you have any?
A: Hot only on hot men and then in moderation. I’d never get one.

Q: Wine, Beer or Liquor?
A: Wine and beer.

Q: Dogs, cats or other?
A: Dogs. Probably tigers if they could be pets.

Q: Kindle, Nook, Paper? Other?
A: Paper. Still. Although I’m inching toward Kindle.

Q: Vibrators, nipple clamps or butt plugs? J
A: Wouldn’t you like to know?

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: To get there first.

Q: What is the meaning of life?
A: How much time have you got?

Back cover blurb:

To fulfill her ultimate fantasy, Charlotte wants to have the best sex of her life with a gorgeous stranger on a train. When the hypnotizing stare of a blue-eyed mystery man in the dining car promises to make her dream come true, Charlotte is ready to take him on with no questions asked. To seal the deal, she promises to give him whatever he wants, however he wants it, as much as he can take for the duration of the trip. What Charlotte doesn’t know is that a man who can fulfill her ultimate sex fantasy will demand more than her body. To have the ultimate pleasure, she must offer the ultimate surrender.

Excerpt Link:
Go buy Strangers on a Train !

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