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Sophie, thank you for being here today! Let's get to the good stuff...
JA: What genre do you write and what drew you to it?
SO:I write erotic romance. What drew me in? Well, Jen, that would be the sex. Seriously, I write what I want to read. I want an interesting story with great, hot sex thrown into the mix. I’ve loved romance since I was kid and found a copy of Bertrice Small’s Skye O’Malley stuffed in the china cabinet at the age of thirteen. I read every word and decided that I wanted to be Skye. She was loved well – by many men. Yeah, Bertrice would totally have written a great ménage had the genre been popular in the early eighties.
JA: What's the hardest thing about writing for you?
SO:Sticking to one idea at a time. My brain tends to go about a hundred miles an hour and I can write a story in my head really quickly. Getting it on to paper takes a bit longer and I can be impatient. I’m always wanting to move to the next HEA.
JA:How do you come up with your story ideas?
SO: Sometimes they come out of necessity. That happens a lot in a series. I don’t go into a series knowing exactly what I’m going to do in all of the planned books. Texas Sirens is a perfect example of this. I didn’t even plan on Small Town Siren being a series. The characters kind of took over and suddenly my publisher is asking for a series name. I’m working on book three of my not supposed to be a series and I had to really think out that plot. The reverse is my second series – Nights in Bliss – I had all three stories planned out starting with Three to Ride, moving to Two to Love and ending with One to Keep.
JA: What is the strangest thing you've run across during research?
SO:I write a lot of BDSM books so all I can say is figging.
JA: If you had to spend one million dollars in a 24 hour period, what would you do with it?
SO:First of all – Audi A8. Need I say more? Then I would get in my Audi A8 and drive to Neimans where I would buy a lot of ridiculously expensive shoes and handbags. A quick trip to a travel agency would yield plans to go to England, Scotland, Greece and that place in the Maldives where you get a house in the ocean and a butler. Oh, and charity. Yeah, I would give some to charity.
JA: Who do you read for pleasure?
SO: Cherise Sinclair, Shayla Black, and Kris Cook. And I just finished A Little Harmless Sex by Melissa Schroeder. Loved it. On the mainstream side, I love Linda Howard and Jayne Anne Krentz. Outside of romance, I really love adventure fiction. I love Preston and Child, James Rollins and Matthew Reilly.
JA: How did you come up with your pen name?
SO: Sophie is the name of my childhood pet and I grew up on Oak Street. Yup, it’s my porn name.
And now, how about an excerpt? Better yet, how about an ADULT excerpt from Three to Ride, available today!
Three to Ride
Nights in Bliss, Colorado 1
That's a hot excerpt, Sophie, can't wait to read the whole thing!
Be sure to check out Sophie's other books:
Small Town Siren
Siren in the City