Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Interview: Holiday Cruise by Erzabet Bishop

What inspired you to become an author?

I have always had a fascination with writing and have been playing at it since I was a child.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I write fresh and open without a lot of flowery prose. It's funny sometimes and sexy too.

Do you write in different genres?

Yes. I love to write in erotic romance, light romance, YA and horror under another pen name.

If yes which is your favorite genre to write?

I love them all. We are many faceted people and I think writing should reflect that.

How did you come up with the title for your latest book?

A dart. J Seriously, it started out as Cruising Temptation but that was very close to my Temptation Resorts series so I had to change it. Holiday Cruise was born. J

Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?

First usually.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Choosing the path of your romance can be fun. We want to hear what kinds of stories you want to read.

What books/authors have influenced your life?

Anne Rice, Stephen King, Laura Antoniou, Melissa Marr just to name a few but the one author that has really stuck with me is Ray Bradbury. He said something once that resonated. If you write a short story a week, sooner or later you won't be terrible. So…to find the forest through the trees, I wrote about those trees…and what do you know. There are leaves when you know how to focus-not just green blobs hovering in the distance.

What book are you reading now?

The Marketplace by Laura Antoniou and Bloody Sexy bt CL Bledsoe.

What books are in your to read pile?

Wow. That could take up a few pages. Lol. The Night Watch, Made for You, Wrapped Around Your Finger, Conversion, The Family Tree just to name a few.

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?

I am working on edits for Temptation Resorts and a fairy tale twist, working on a One Night in Houston story, Charity Benshaw's Enchanted Paddle Emporium, the second book in my Sigil Fire series, a super hero story and another fairy tale piece. Oh-and a young adult horror piece. Lots going on right now.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

I have several. Kim Harrison and CL Bledsoe are right up there. The way they write characters and breathe life into them are just amazing. So is the snark. It's epic and oh so inspiring.

Do you have to travel much to do research for your books?

No. I don't travel. With a full time job, a pack of furry kids and a hubby there isn't much time for globe trotting.

Who designed the cover of your latest book?

The marvelous cover artists at Silk Words make magic.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Keep writing. No matter what. You have to believe in yourself and allow yourself to grow and make mistakes. The more you write, the better you get. 

Holiday Cruise
Erzabet Bishop

Genre: Erotic romance

Publisher: SilkWords

Date of Publication: November 29, 2014

ISBN: 978-1-941847-36-7

Word Count:  16K Pick your path story

Cover Artist: Indie Designz

Purchase Links:

Book Description: 

Erin goes on her first cruise with friends on her first holiday away from home as a college student. She meets a female decorator and a man who will help steer her into some sexy holiday memories.

About the Author:

Erzabet Bishop has been crafting stories since she could pound keys on her parents’ old typewriter. She has only just learned that it is a whole lot more fun writing naughty books. She is a contributing author to the Silk Words website with her Fetish Fair, Gingerbread Dreams, Holiday Cruise and Temptation Resorts interactive erotic romances, Sci Spanks 2014 Anthology, Potnia, A Christmas To Remember, Taboo II, Forbidden Fruit, Club Rook: The Series, Sweat, Bossy, Cougars, Spank or Treat 2014, When the Clock Strikes Thirteen, Wicked Things, Unwrap these Presents, Unbound Box, Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs, Corset Magazine: Sex Around the World, Vaginas and Vulvas, Man vs. Machine: The Sex Toy Issue, Smut by the Sea Volume 2, Hell Whore Volume 2, Can’t Get Enough, Slave Girls, The Big Book of Submission, Hungry for More, Gratis II, Gratis III, Anything She Wants, Dirty Little Numbers, Kink-E magazine, Eternal Haunted Summer, Coming Together: Girl on Girl, Shifters, Coming Together: For the Holidays (upcoming) and Coming Together: Hungry for Love among others. She is the author of Lipstick (upcoming), Dinner Date, Tethered, Sweet Seductions: The Erzabet Bishop Collection (upcoming), Red Moon Rising (upcoming), Red Boots (upcoming), Charity Benshaw's Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming), Holidays in Hell (upcoming), Pomegranate (upcoming), Red Dress (upcoming), Sigil Fire, Written on Skin: A Sigil Fire Short, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation. Erzabet was a finalist for the GCLS 2014 awards in two separate categories. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books.

Review Blog:

SilkWords is the go-to source for interactive romance and erotic fiction.

With gorgeous custom covers and a clean, sophisticated design, the SilkWords site offers a secure, upscale reading environment. In addition to content on their web site, they offer stories for purchase in the standard e-book formats.

SilkWords is owned and operated by a full-time mom with a background in genetics and an RWA RITA-nominated, multi-published sci-fi romance author.

Their technology guy and site designer was the founder of Microsoft Xbox Live.

SilkWords features two formats that allow readers to choose how the stories will proceed.

Pick Your Path:

Will she or won't she? With which man (or woman) in which location? With Pick Your Path romance, you decide. Romance and branched fiction are made for each other, like picking your favorite flavor of ice cream...positions, partners, and paraphernalia, oh my!

Reader Vote:

Readers vote at choice points and decide how the story will continue. These stories are a great way for readers and authors to connect. It’s exciting to be part of a developing story!

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Erzabet Bishop said...

Thanks for having me on the blog today! Don't forget to stop by the rafflecopter for a chance to win a copy of the new book.

Happy holidays!