Ali, it’s a pleasure being a guest on your blog this week. Thank you for this opportunity. I’d love hearing everyone’s thoughts about romance and erotic fiction, erotica and reading. From those persons who’ve posted/commented, I’ll draw one winner for a seasonal surprise. If anyone has any questions regarding my posts, or on any topics for that matter, feel free to comment and I’ll gladly respond.
While preparing a new recipe recently, I mulled over the similarities between culinary creations and works of fiction. When getting the ingredients ready, I want to make sure I add the right amount of what’s listed but also infuse something to make the recipe unique. Also make sure the ingredients are as fresh as possible. Same goes for us authors and our books. We’ve all read and enjoyed Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and Knight-in-Shining-Armor stories. And it’s amazing how each author puts his or her “brand” on these classic tales and universal themes. Our minds are always searching for ways to reinvent. Long before I started writing toward publication, romance authors held my respect and admiration for the way they crafted their tales and turned a prototype on paper into heroes and heroines who lived in my heart and mind long after I finished reading the book. That also remains my goal throughout the plotting, writing and editing process—giving readers memorable stories that are different from any they’ve read. Call it rebel or call it individualistic, I thrive on twisting plots and telling them in a unique voice.
In 2007 I had the pleasure of seeing one of my writing dreams fulfilled. I accepted my first contract with Ellora’s Cave for their new Exotika line. Since then I’ve published two erotica romance stories with them—HELLE IN HEELS and ROUGHRIDER (many thanks for checking out ROUGHRIDER, Ali, and I’m glad you enjoyed it). These stories are completely different, but they both feature a feisty heroine and heroes who live as hard as they love. I am hopeful of bringing more adventures featuring the characters of these stories to readers and am currently working on an erotic historical romance and a paranormal erotica romance.
I’ve always enjoyed reading all genres, my favorites being romance fiction, women’s fiction and erotica. Those are also the genres I most enjoy writing. My beloved mother championed my love of the written word well before I started Kindergarten. She succumbed to cancer before the completion of my first novel—a historical romance that remains unpublished—but I shared the story with her in serialized fashion during the time we spent together. Since then I’ve completed multiple manuscripts of short stories, novellas, and novels. Sharing my stories with readers is one of my greatest blessings. My voice has been described as unique, sassy, edgy, sexy, provocative and fun. Did I mention how much I enjoy these adjectives?
To learn more about me and my works of fiction (some of which are currently unavailable), you’re welcome to visit me at –
http://www.grant-moore.com -- Shawna’s Website
http://www.myspace.com/shawnamooreauthor – Shawna’s Myspace Page
http://www.myspace.com/hellehawthorn -- Helle’s Myspace Page
Blessings and all the best,
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