Sexy Six Authors Q&A #6: If you could be transported into one of your stories as a character, would you or would you stay as far away from it as possible?

This post would be the continuation of Q&A session with the Sexy Six team and in case you’ve missed the 5th one, here is the link to it.

It’s a pleasure to interview the six sexy authors from the Sexy Six team. A warm welcome to our blog and we hope that you’ve enjoyed the interview session with us.

We’ve asked them a few questions and the answers for each question from all six of them will be published as a series. Let’s check out question #6

If you could be transported into one of your stories as a character, would you or would you stay as far away from it as possible?  

Chris Lange 

No way I’d live the life of any of my characters. Their wild adventures are passionate but also too dangerous for a quiet person like me.

Leanore Elliott

No….I would jump in and live that life like a dammed rockstar ! lol

Jennifer Theriot

I’d LOVE to be transported into one of my stories – HELL yes !

Maggie Nash

This is showing my kinky side, but I’d like to be a character in Kinky Bet.😜. In fact the heroine…Erica.  Who wouldn’t want to end up with a sexy Irishman fulfilling all of your fantasies 😊

Morticia Knight

If I could go to the 1920’s in either my Gin & Jazz or Hampton Road Club novels, I’d be there in a heartbeat. But I’d have to be a guy, so it would also need to be a gender transport !

Sandy Wolters

Yes, I would be happy to be transported into my books! It is my goal that readers get lost in the pages of my books and enjoy themselves enough to feel they are no longer reading, but living in the stories and falling in love with the characters.

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September Author Interview Answer #6: What was the best and worst criticism that you have received for your work?

Hello everyone, I hope you have enjoyed reading the fifth post in this interview series. This is the continuation of the interview with author Debby G. Kaye and Linda Gray Sexton. Please check their bios out via the links you can see below.

Let’s check out the answers for question #6 from them.

“What was the best and worst criticism that you have received for your work? ”

Author #1 D. G. Kaye

The best criticism came from my brother, when he told me that I held back a bit from going into more detail about my mother. I couldn’t bring myself to do so while she was still living, but I understood what he was conveying. I thankfully haven’t received any real criticism other than two bad reviews on Amazon. It is inspiring to know that I’ve connected with readers with the subjects I write about.

Author #2 Linda Sexton
In one review The New York Times Book Review called my writing “purple prose.”  In a review in the daily New York Times, Michiko Kakutani called it “powerful and affecting.”  Just two examples off the top of my head.  No one has ever quibbled with what I am trying to say—rather they either praise or denigrate the way I am trying to say it.
It takes courage to write the truth! You both have what it takes to write memoirs! Congratulations for that!
I’ll be posting the answers to the seventh question next: “How do deal with people who disagree with your thoughts and views and how do you defend your point of views? ”
Share your thoughts and views below.

MARSocial Special Interview: Question & Answers #6

Hello everyone! So, finally we received all answers from our participants from MARSocial author network. Are you excited to read the answers yet? Question #6 is “If you could be transported into one of your stories as a character, would you or would you stay as far away from it as possible?” from Sam Reese. 

Let’s check out the answers from all 11 author participants !

1) Coleman Weeks

Depending on the character I would jump at the chance for some roles.
 

2) Viv Drewa

The killer in my new novel. Sorry, still in progress can’t divulge anything else.

3) K. J. Rollinson

No, I love all of my characters. Obviously, I would pick to be one of the ‘goodies’. I quite fancy being Black Bert, the captain of a group of pirates in the last of my ‘Fallyn trilogy’, ‘Fallyn and the Sea Dragons’. I intended him to be bad but he waved his cutlass at me and decided he would be a Johnny Depp character, handsome, debonair, and charismatic. I wasn’t going to argue so I let him have his way. (About his character I mean!).

4) Sam Reese

Hmmmmm, depends on the story. I would like to visit my fictional town of Sherman’s March sometime, and it might be fun to wander around with the protagonist of my recent WIP in his weird amalgamation of mythologies, but some of my stories…not so much.
 
 

5) Neil McGowan

 I’d stay well away – as a horror writer, the chances would be high that I would meet a messy, untimely end.

6) Marion Lovato

Oh, I would love to be Sammy and have the powers and adventures of a Superhero!

7) Jaro Berce

Interesting. Never thought about the main character this way. Always on the opposite: about the main character coming to a real world. Well, I think time in books and the real time are different. In books time passes too fast and I like the time to pass slowly.

8) Marie Lavender

You just made me laugh.  Would I be a dual character, meaning would I be aware of myself and my character?  Or, would I be totally unaware of myself as the author?  In that case, you can’t really avoid interacting with the story.  You are the character so you will act like them.  On the other hand, as the architect of the original work, I think I would have the insane urge to “observe”.  That’s what writers do best.  However, I would have to seriously reign myself in, knowing I was a certain character.  And while we’re on the topic, I guess it would really depend on what character I was.  A minor character?  More doable, I think.  It would be hard to be the main character because you would still be thinking about your own life as reality.  I have never been a great actress, and it would definitely be challenging.

9) LaRae Parry

I would be Marzee the Witch in my short story, Love at Tadpole Square

10) Theresa Moretimer

 I am a character in one of my novels LoL and I would honestly stay away if I could LoL but writing about a character based on myself has made me stronger. I have become brave and for the first time saw what I was doing to myself in real life so it gave me the opportunity to change.

11) Annie Edmonds

I have to smile at this question Sam. Without a doubt in my mind I would jump into one of my books. Handsome men willing to please their women in every way. Beautiful women who genuinely care about each other. A private BDSM club called Desire. Scenes with feelings.  The beach, drama, friendships, suspense, and did I mention the hot kinky sex?  Hell yea, I’m in, Lol..
 

The next question is “What do you consider most important in  a novel – literary value or story?” from Neil McGowan. Stay tuned with us for the next post !

June Author Interview Answer #6: Where do you get your inspiration from?

 We are now coming to the 6th question of the June Author Interview series. We had posted the answer for the first five questions recently. If  you have not read the posts, do it so now to learn more about them. So, it’s time to check out the answers for the 6th question from the Murder Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror genre participating in the group interview. “Where do you get your inspiration to write your stories?”

Just in case if you are wondering who we are interviewing this month, you can check out this link and get all your author friends from The Memoirs/Biography genre to participate in the next group interview.
1) Author #1: J. J. DiBenedetto
The first book, “Dream Student,” came straight from my imagination.  The subsequent books all followed from me thinking about: how can I change things up, and give the characters a different challenge to face?  I haven’t taken much from movies or real-life incidents (although I’m sure there is unconscious influence there)
2) Author #2: Fran Veal
I guess I’d have to say my inspiration comes from a little of all of those, plus dreams, nightmares, and my own crazy, twisted imagination.
3) Author #3: Jim Strait
I draw on my personal background and real life characters that I know personally, or learn about through a variety of sources. Of course, modern life provides limitless directions and topics to write about…it’s not too difficult to take any of today’s headlines and morph that story into a tale of daring do.
4) Author #4: Kelli Sue Landon
Real life incidents mostly (gossip or certain things mentioned in the news). I base some characters on real people, but I change their names. I also love getting ideas from taking on new projects. I started tracing my family tree last year, which led me to my latest novel, Stranded in Time.
What are your inspirations to write as an author? I look forward to reading your comments below.
Next, we will be revealing the answers for question #7 which is “What’s the goal(s) in your writing career?”
Stay tuned for the next post! Thank you! 🙂

May Author Interview Answer #6: Your favorite scene or character?

Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for the 6th question for May Author Interview featuring 13 Young Adult authors. Answers for question #5 can be found here.
Just in case if you are wondering who we are interviewing this month, you can check out this link and get all your Crime Fiction/Horror/Mystery writers to participate in the next group interview.
So, the 6th question is “Your favorite scene or character?
1) Author #1 : Delshree Gladeen
One of my favorite characters to write is Oscar from my Someone Wicked This Way Comes Series. Oscar has some serious emotional, psychological, and hunger issues. Reality isn’t always his friend and he tends to go off the rails on occasion. That made him a challenge to write, but also one of the most interesting of my characters to get inside his head.
2) Author #2: N.W. Harris
My favorite scene in The Last Orphans is the opening scene. It’s a little sad because the protagonist just lost a family member, but I had a lot of fun with the setting. I drew from my childhood experiences in the South to create a sultry summer afternoon in North Georgia. It was a blast to take that setting and tie it dirrectly to my lead character’s emotional state at that point in the story.
3) Author #3: K.C. Finn
I can’t give you the details or it’ll spoil a big shocking moment in the book, but in The Mind’s Eye my favourite scene happens quite late on. It’s the most violent scene in the book and it happens in North Africa, I just loved creating the action-packed atmosphere around it and building up to that big ‘Oh NO’ moment. It’s those scenes that I live for as a writer.
4) Author #4: M.J Cunningham
In The Eye of Tanub… hmm. That’s a hard one. I seriously love all of the characters. This is by far my favorite series. I love Lauren’s sassiness, I love Zach’s loyalty and determination. I love Dardanos’s hard exterior and tender insides. I love Flitwicket’s calm intellect… I could go on and on. LOL
5) Author #5: Chrystal Vaughan
My favorite character is Evalyn (Eva) Dunbar. She is such a typical teenage girl, particularly in my neck of the woods. I love how she blossoms from an introvert who thinks of herself as a freak into a young woman in love.
6) Author #6: Jessica Tornese
I think Kate was the most fun for me, since she represents my life and feelings when I was fifteen. I was moved from the city to the country at that age, and I thought my life was over. I had a lot to learn about country living and values. My favorite scene would be from the second book, Lost Through Time, when Kate is struggling to live in 1910, rural Minnesota.
7) Author #7: Amanda Strong
Ah-hum, is it cliché to say the kissing scene is my favorite?  Okay, aside from that, my favorite scenes to write usually involved Eden and her guardian angel Gabriel.  I loved creating scenes where their two worlds collided.
8) Author #8: Erica Keifer
I loved writing when Allie Collins meets Damien Michaels for the first time. Allie is walking alone by the lake and stops by one of her favorite trees. Then, she feels like someone is watching her and scrambles up the branches. In her haste, she ends up falling and getting the wind knocked out of her. A dark-haired guy with piercing blue-grey eyes and a strange tattoo on his bicep approaches her. Allie is nervous and defensive during her interaction with the “calm and collected” (and turns out highly secretive) Damien… this was one of the first scenes I wrote and it came easily to me, and I immediately knew I needed to keep writing to figure out more about this attractive and mysteriously alluring Damien Michaels!
9) Author #9: Kelly Risser

My two favorite characters to write have the smallest roles in this book – how funny is that? Brigid and Kieran. They both play bigger roles in Current Impressions. My favorite scene was the dance club where Meara meets Kieran for the first time. I rewrote that scene into a short story that is available in the Certain anthology, a collection of short stories from a few of this year’s UtopYA Con authors.
10) Author #10: Lauren Taylor

I love writing from Joseph’s POV, he has such a different perspective to Rosa. And I love exploring the other (male) side of their relationship.

11) Author #11: Sherry D. Ficklin
I love Zoe all day long. She’s so funny and she has this shell of sarcasm she uses to protect herself from people, that was really fun to explore. And she’s a speak first think second kinda gal, which is always a hoot.
12) Author #12: Sheenah Freitas

I have a merman character, Derek, who’s just so much fun to write for. He always has something to say about something and he’s a bit of a playboy. He tends to speak his mind and he seems simple and playful, but as I began really exploring his character, I learned that there’s so much more depth and tragedy that’s happened in his life then he lets on.

13) Author #13: Michael Thal

Writing Goodbye Tchaikovskywas a labor of love. It’s an emotional autobiography of hearing loss. I placed myself into David Rothman’s mind thinking what my life would have been like if I lost my hearing at 12 and not 44. All of David’s emotional responses to his loss are my own. Even today, I can’t read the book without crying. Hearing loss is a horrendous calamity. Bringing it to life for my YA readers as seen through David’s eyes was important to me. Perhaps my readers will become more empathetic to the deaf and hard of hearing. It’s a goal.

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Jasveena
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April Author Interview Answer #6 “Can you shape the thoughts of readers?”

Romance and Erotica books have a huge number of fans all over the world. As an author, do you think your stories have positive influence on your readers? We have asked this question to all 7 authors as their stories are capable of shaping the mind of young readers. It’s time to know what all SEVEN Romance & Erotica authors think about this. A couple of days earlier, we revealed the answers for Question #5 “Violence in Your story, YAY or NAY?”For those of you reading this post and not knowing what’s going on, we interviewed Romance and Erotica authors last month. You can click on the authors’ names below to learn about them more.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all seven authors who took part in this author interview!

This month, we are interviewing Young Adult authors and if you have any questions for them, please send in your question via this link. It will take less than 5 minutes. I promise! 🙂 

Here is the answer to the 6th question: “Do you believe that Romance can shape the thoughts of the younger generation through their stories? Can they successfully convey their message to readers?”

1) Author #1 Anne Conley

Absolutely!  Romance is about life and love, overcoming hardships, dealing with conflicts and communicating with others.  Those are all ways authors can help shape thoughts of readers, by showing ways to do all those things, and the consequences.  Stories have been used to shape thoughts for EVER.  Beowulf was an oral tale that spoke of taking care of responsibilities, and later when it was written down, included aspects of Christianity.  Julius Caesar was a thinly disguised political protest.   

2) Author #2: Marie Lavender

I do believe that romance can be influential.  It had an enormous impact on me growing up.  I always loved romance stories.  I think what we see shapes how we view the world.  For example, I grew up in a close-knit family and I saw the romance between my mother and father every day.  I knew that was real love.  Obviously, there are children that don’t have the same thing in their lives so turning to books that show that isn’t a bad idea.  Seeing that ideal of romantic love can help a young woman or man believe that that kind of love is possible, maybe even look for it in their own lives.  Real life isn’t simple.  It is challenging.  But, I did find true love and I believe anyone can.  Everyone deserves to find happiness.

3) Author #3: Emily Eck

I’ve heard talk of Amazon not wanting to sell erotica because young readers may be able to access it. I work with youth and sadly, few read. If a young person takes the time to either buy an Amazon gift card, score a credit card, log onto Amazon (or any other e-book retailer), then find a means to download the material, either onto their computer, phone, e-reader,etc–hell, at that point I say let them read it. Honestly, most kids won’t go to all that trouble. I’d rather have them reading books about sex than watching it on TV. In the United States, there are many adults with low literacy levels. I think we need to encourage our youth to read. Read anything! Comic books, manga, the cereal box, and if they really take the time to get it, let them read 50 Shades. At least they would be reading. 

4) Author #4: AJ Summer

Love is the best feeling you’ll ever experience, be it in real life or with your favorite fictional character. Write the right book and people will fall in love with your words. If you can strengthen their belief in love and romance I’d say that’s a job well done. So yes, books can definitely convey that message. 

5) Author #5: Lucien Bane

My books are not appropriate for anyone under 18, but I believe romance books in general do shape the thoughts of readers, which is why as a writer, I take great care about what thoughts I give. I want to make sure the shaping is realistic and free enough for the reader to not feel what they are reading is a required formula, but just a possible pattern. I want to teach them that their lives are their lives, and my pattern will never match theirs. But what I can do is show them how to find their formula and attain it.  

6) Author #6: Annie Edmonds

I think the younger generation that’s reading erotic romance already has an idea of what sex is about. The next generation by the age of 25 has already had more sex than I ever did by the time I got to that age. And I’m not sayin it’s wrong either. I’m saying most of the next generation can teach me and people my age a few things about letting their inhibitions go. 

As for relationships that’s where they need help. I know a few younger men and women in their twenties.  These kids as I call them are always breaking up with their boyfriends and girlfriends. For some reason they just can’t keep it together. The jealousy they have if someone looks at another person is nuts.

I think not talking to each other and using text messages and e-mails has a lot to do with how these young people communicate and don’t.  

7) author #7: Larae Parry

I believe just about anything can shape the thoughts of the younger generation. That’s why romances have subcategories, like chic-flic, comedy, erotica, etc.,

Good writers are always able to convey their message to readers—that’s a lot of power—it’s scary when you think about it.

Question #7 is What do you hope to achieve through your writing journey? What’s your message to your readers? Why must they give your book a try?”

What do you think these authors’s will be? Watch out for the next post !

Signing out,

Jasveena

Founder of IBP

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