Thursday, September 20, 2007
Ask Five with....ANNA J. EVANS!!!
Here's an author I'm thrilled to have as our guest this weekend...Anna J. Evans! She writes hot and she's definitely an author that should be noticed by the NY publishers very soon.
Sit back and meet...Anna J. Evans!
1. What is the title of your latest release and what's it about?
"Bad Apple" from Ellora's Cave is my latest. It released August 22nd. It's the third in my Perfectly Wicked series--alternate, sexy stories featuring the wicked women from fairy tale fame. Here's some blurbage to give you an idea of what the story is about:
Some women are misunderstood, others are a misdemeanor waiting to happen. Katarina was a very bad girl, but she spent five years in the Dungeon paying for her crimes and made a vow to leave her wicked ways behind her. She's praying a make-over and a stint on Kingdom City's newest reality show, Real Life Ways to Catch a King, will help her get back on her feet. Unfortunately the show's producer, notorious bad boy, Serge, is making it hard for her to resist giving in to her naughtier nature.
Serge is looking to turn his life around. He wants a wife and a family, and a place in respectable society. Taking up with a former Wicked Queen with a penchant for poison apples isn't on his agenda. But Kat quickly proves to be irresistible, and when a mutual affection for public passion turns into something more, he has to make a decision. Break the heart of the only woman he's ever loved, or risk forever being known as a "bad apple".
2. How do you come up with ideas for your stories?
They come from everywhere really, but I do get a lot of ideas from my kids even though none of my Anna titles are at ALL kid friendly, lol. But the Perfectly Wicked series came about after I'd been reading some old fairy tales to my kids and became frustrated with how negatively most female characters were portrayed. I want to give those bad girls the chance at their own happy ever after.
I also have a couple of stories that were inspired by Radio Disney songs. I'm forced to listen to that stuff every time I have my kids in the car, and I often find my mind wandering, creating sexy stories based on a song lyric or title.
3. What is the hardest part of writing?
Finding the time to get my butt in the chair and balancing work and family. I have three kids--3, 9, and 13--and it can be difficult to carve out time for work. Then, once I've carved it out, I feel guilty, like I should be playing Care Bears with 3 or hanging out with 9 and 13 before they decide I am too old and lame to even be allowed in their room.
4. Which authors have influenced you over the years, whether for their writing or for their friendship?
Too many to count really. I'd have to say the biggest influence was my first RWA group, LARA, the Los Angeles Romance Authors. They were so supportive when I was learning the romance ropes. I love my new Arkansas chapter but I do miss those lovely LARA ladies.
5. What's coming up in the near future for you?
A lot, lol! Here's the shortlist:
"Love Fool" Contemporary Erotic Romance-Oct 5th from Ellora's Cave
"As the Lady Wishes" co-written with December Quinn, Paranormal Erotic Romance/Menage- November 16th from Ellora's Cave
"Demon's Triad" co-written with December Quinn, Paranormal Erotic Romance/Menage January 16th from Ellora's Cave
"Capture" Historical Erotic Romance February 2008 from Samhain Publishing.
For further info, I have all the latest releases, links to my newsletter and free ezine, and links to blurbs and reviews on my website, http://annajevans.com.
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