Today I have the opportunity to interview erotic romance, paranormal and psychological thriller Author Ellen March! Recently, I have reviewed her newest erotic romance titled Promises, which will be available in 2014!
Hello Ellen, thank you so much for agreeing to this interview. Please tell me a bit about your background.
Thank you April for this opportunity.
I live with my husband on top of a mountain in Wales, which is ideal in the summer but not so much in the winter months or when it rains. I have three grown children, one suicidal cat—it really does have nine lives—and five Alaskan Malamutes. One of my hobbies is showing and working them.
My first love, however, is reading and writing. Since childhood, I have devoured every romance and fantasy I can get my hands on and thoroughly enjoy acting out my own fantasies in print. My body of work includes erotic romance, psychological thrillers and supernatural fantasies. I have published three novels in the Doms of Drakos series—Escorting Sydney, One Night in Heaven, and Shadow Play (Ravenous Romance).
Fanny Press will be releasing several more of my erotic romances in 2014. Next up: His Girl Friday.
I really enjoyed Promises, and I think it will be a huge hit when it finally hits bookshelves. Would you mind including a brief book blurb from the book to whet your readers’ appetites?
Somehow she wasn’t surprised when Solomon walked in uninvited.
“No cups?” he followed the trickle of orange on her chin with his eyes. It trailed and dribbled over her skin. Moving close to her, he placed a hand on either side of her body, pinning her to the fridge. Sensing her weakening, he pushed home.
“Sol, we need to ….” Her words died on her breath and she found herself unable to speak. She wanted him with every desperate, spine-tingling urge of her fanny that ached and screamed for him. Wishing she could control that particular part of her body, she could feel her defenses crumbling fast.
“I know what we need to do,” he whispered, his hand moving to cup her face.
Alex leaned into it, relishing the sweetness.
His thumb rubbed gently at the corner of her mouth, trailing across her lips. “Yes, this,” he breathed.
Wheeew! *Fanning myself* That was great, thank you!
Were there any challenges, (research, literary, psychological, and logistical), in bringing Promises to life?
Not really although I do love the research aspect in particular I discovered the whole story was a delight to write.
Do you know when something grabs you and hauls you along? Both Solomon and Alexandra did it for me coming to life in a big way. The connection with my Main Characters was amazing. But I’ve got to love to hate Fiona. She truly is the bitch of a mother from hell.
Do your own personal fantasies fuel you to write erotic romance? If not, where do you get your inspiration from?
Oh yes I’ve got a pool of wicked fantasies to draw from. A rather deep one. And inspiration? You wouldn’t want to know because that really would be telling LOL!
How do you think you have evolved creatively as an Author?
I’ve written from a young age, the regular doodling’s and short stories. Gradually they evolved into novels. Quite a lot that were pretty bad, a whole learning curve. I adore the written word in all shapes and forms.
My true love has always been romance, I’ve grown up with the likes of Kathleen Woodiwiss and Rosemary Rogers to name but a few. Then along came books by Shayla Black, Sylvia Day and Roni Loren and I was hooked. My dream writing, red hot sex and romance. So many times I’d read a fantastic novel and it would stop at the bedroom door. Leaving me unsatisfied. And I wanted MORE!! And now I’ve got my chance, but I can’t have an unhappy ending. Ever. All my novels are love based hot sex and happy endings.
What do you think of the idea that erotic romance is porn for women? Do you find that offensive? Or do you find that to be accurate?
Yes I do find it offensive, there’s a huge difference between erotic romance and porn. Both fit a niche I’m sure and I have no problem with that. Erotic romance revolves around a story of seduction, a gradual love affair. Porn is pure on off sex no emotion or story involved. My books are slow sensual love stories with blistering sex. At least I like to think that’s how they are perceived.
Do you have any advice for aspiring erotic romance writers?
A writer of any genre I’d say believe in yourself and don’t give up. Remember that each rejection is a personal opinion what one publisher/agent dislikes may tick all the boxes in another. Take advice if you’re given it, and heed what they say. Any erotic writer, don’t be shy give free rein to your fantasies honestly you’ll soon stop blushing LOL!
Is there anything I haven’t asked that you would like to include?
Yes listen to the invaluable advice from your editor/publisher. Even if you don’t’ want to change a scene. Try it be willing to give it a go. Put your faith and trust in their expertise.
And finally I would like to thank you April for your kind words on your review and your offer to interview me.
You are very welcome! I’m honored! How can fans discover more about you and your work?
On www.ellenmarch.jimdo.com website
Twitter.com/Ms ellen march
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00GMV7HLG
Thank you so much Ellen for taking the time out of your busy schedule to participate in this interview! I surely do appreciate it!