Thursday, February 17, 2011

Interview with Roxanne Rhoads!

Let Me introduce Roxanne Rhoads! When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne's world revolves around words...reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them.
Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...these are all words that can describe freelance writer and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.

Welcome Roxanne!

What brought you to Paranormal Erotica?
I have always been a huge fan of anything paranormal. I grew up reading any ghost or witch story I could find then added vampire books to my reading list after discovering Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire. I was hooked. When I got older I realized how sexy the world of the supernatural could be. For me it was a natural progression to write about paranormal creatures with sex appeal like no other.

What authors inspire you?
So many. A handful of my favorites include Laurell K Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Anne Rice, Nicole Peeler, Kimberly Frost, Annette Blair, Jeaniene Frost, Chloe Neill...the list can go on and on.

This new Novella An Unexpected Evening starts hot and heavy-- ( and I do mean Hot!!!) Is that what readers can expect from all Roxanne Rhoads' erotica?
From most of my shorter stuff, yes. The shorter stories go right to the naughty bits. But my longer works have more romance, plot and story line in them. Some of the books I'm working on right now are chapters in and I haven't even gotten to a sex scene yet. One of the novels in progress is more urban fantasy than anything else but don't worry I throw a few signature steamy sex scenes in for good measure. :-)

One of my favorite things is tweaking the genre a bit with my Dear Erotica, letters-- So what tropes or bad habits drive you nuts in the genre?
Bad habits in erotica- hmmm... I hate some of the wording people use for sex organs and in sex scenes. I know writing erotica can be hard when you're describing parts and don't want to use the same words over and over again but some words make me cringe. Dick. Juicy. Juices. Those are a few words I hate and try not to use. Globes is a terrible words for breasts, hate that one too.

What is the best thing about being a published author?
Seeing my name in print, knowing that people are reading what I write.

And the worst?
The constant struggle to keep new material coming. It's not the ideas I have problems with- it's finishing all the stories and getting them out there to the readers. I try to balance writing time with submission and promotion time yet sometimes I feel like I should just be writing.

Anything you want to add?
Being a writer is my calling. I love it and I wouldn't want to do anything else at this point in my life.


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