Friday, May 17, 2013

Absolutely Erotic Blog Hop - Win Prizes - Interview with Tara Quan

Welcome to my stop on the Absolutely Erotic Blog Hop, where we’re showcasing erotica and erotic romance authors from the Absolute Write forums. Each day, interviews will be posted, and when it’s all said and done, some lucky commenter will win a huge prize!  Click here for the entire blog schedule and details about the contents of the prize, and how to win an armload of ebooks, a $25 Amazon gift card, and more.

Today, I’m hosting Tara Quan author of Captive Fates, Book 1, Warlock’s Pawn.

In a world of blood and sand, becoming a warlock’s queen is a fatal curse. To survive the Helicon court, Alia must learn to play a lethal game. But while she faces assassins with a dagger in hand, what she fears most is losing her heart along with her freedom.
Content Notes: Intense Heat/Edgy Erotic Romance, Anal Play/Intercourse, Light BDSM Practices or Play, Menage


Q: Do you have a favorite quote or line from Warlock’s Pawn? If so, please share.
A:  My heroine has a lot of cool lines, but this one’s my favorite—“As I recall, I have saved your life once and my own numerous times. You have, thus far, done nothing but upset me with your ill-advised attempts to keep me safe.”
Q: Who is your favorite main character from Warlock’s Pawn? Why?
A: Alia. She’s quite kick-ass, if I do say so myself. 
Q: Duncan is the hero and Alia is the heroine. Name one thing each of them can’t live without.
A: Without Alia’s ability to fly, they would both die horrible deaths.
Q: What was the hardest part of writing Warlock’s Pawn?
A: Making sure each sex scene brings something new to the table (descriptively, as well as from a story standpoint). There are a lot of them, and I had to get pretty creative.
Q: What question do you wish that someone would ask about Warlock’s Pawn?
A: I think this is true of most authors about all their books—“Where can I buy it?”
Q: Convince readers to buy Warlocks Pawn in 25 words or less.
A: If you like fantasy romances with a bit of kink and an alpha male, check out the first chapter online. It’s free!
Q: Why did you choose to write in this genre/subgenre?
A: I do whatever the evil plot bunnies tell me. They’re partial to happily-ever-afters with a dollop of sex.
Q: Do your family and friends know what you write? If so, what do they think about it?
A:  Yes they do. My husband has (false) hope I will make more money than him one day. My parents are pretty certain I’ve grown up to be a starving writer.
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 throws me off when a penis is referred as Jr./Junior. I suddenly obsess over whether or not the characters are using birth control.
Q: What is your favorite part of writing erotica/erotic romance?
A: Writing about the moment when lust becomes something more. I’m squarely in the erotic romance camp.
Q: How long ago was your first story accepted by a publisher and did you pee your pants?
A: Tower in the Woods was accepted by Liquid Silver Books in October 2012. I didn’t pee my pants, but I did call my husband and babbled incoherently over the phone. Very few things beats the rush of an acceptance letter.
Q: What are your favorite and least favorite parts of the publishing process?
A: The nail-biting between the time you send in a manuscript and getting the response. Rejection is pretty painful, but not knowing is a lot worse.
Q: What’s one of your biggest fears?
A: Pointed objects such as needles and knives.
Q: Tattoos. Hot or not? And do you have any?
A: Not. No needle, inked or otherwise, is coming near me.
Q: Wine, Beer or Liquor?
A: Wine--since I’m a starving writer, I’m partial to the less than $10 variety at Trader Joes.
Q: Dogs, cats or other?
A: None at the moment. I would love to have a cat, but I’m allergic.
Q: Kindle, Nook, Paper? Other?
A: Kindle. I devour romances, so I need a dozen or so books stockpiled in something that fits into my purse.
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: To search for its chicks.
Q: What is the meaning of life?
A: To love, make merry and not be forgotten.

Author Bio
Tara Quan wasted four years of college daydreaming about the fantasy and paranormal romances she wanted to write. After graduating with two degrees she never uses, she spent three more years trying to be happy with a traditional career.

Luckily, her husband's work took that option away, and Tara now has the license to pursue her dreams of becoming a romance author. While she still has a day-job, she spends all her free time writing and trying to convince publishers to give her stories a chance.

Give Tara some Web Love! 

Buy Warlock's Pawn
Thanks for being here today, Tara!

Thank you for visiting this stop on the Absolutely Erotic Blog Hop! Please be sure to visit Tara Quan’s blog tomorrow to read an interview with Anna Zabo, and comment for more chances to win the grand prize!


  1. Thanks for having me over!

  2. Great interview and the book sounds great. Please enter me in the contest.
    julesstatley @ gmail .com

    1. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Good luck!

  3. Love finding a new book to read. Love the interview.

  4. This sounds very intriguing!


  5. I got a good laugh with the "Junior" thing

    1. I read it in the middle of a sex scene once. Totally ruined it.

  6. Fun quote

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  7. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    Linky: BookAttict

  8. Great interview! I love the sound of this book! Sounds fantastic!! A warlock? Cant wait to read more! Thanks for sharing and for the fantastic hop! :)

    1. Thank you! The winners should be announced soon.


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