Monday, August 12, 2013

Interview and Giveaway with AC James

What inspired you to become an author?

I’ve always been a writer but I suppose at some point all writers have to either take the leap and get serious about their writing or continue writing to their diaries. It took someone else pointing out to me that my writing might actually be worth reading, to brave sharing it with others. I might still be writing into the abyss of my journal if not for a rather unlikely individual asking me if my major was journalism.

Do you write in different genres?

I love reading BDSM erotica and paranormal romance. So it’s only natural that I combine those elements in my writing.

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

Usually I wait until I’ve finished writing a book to come up with a title. Very rarely is the working title the one I end up publishing.

Is the book, characters, or any scenes based on a true life experience, someone you know, or events in your own life?

Only one but it happens to be one of my more sensual scenes. So I’ll leave it to my readers’ imagination to try and guess which one ;) It takes place in my upcoming release, Eternal Ever After, which comes out in December. Usually, I draw on my vivid imagination but I’m sure what I read influences my writing. I do research for what I don’t know, BDSM included, because I’m more of a vanilla HEA kind of gal in real life.

What books/authors have influenced your life?

Being a very naughty Catholic and a romance reader, I fell in love with the Original Sinners series. So I’m a huge Tiffany Reisz fan girl. It’s very evident to anyone who reads my blog.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

I’d definitely have to say Kathy Kulig, an Ellora’s Cave author. She’s the current president of the local RWA chapter and she’s helped me with various resources and beta reading.

What book are you reading now?

Currently, I’m reading and reviewing Baby Got Back (anal erotica) — Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. The best part about being a book blogger in addition to writing is that my reading addiction gets fed for free ;)

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

You can expect Eternal Ever After in December. It’s the Gothic Cinderella story of 22-year-old Holly Ellis, a barista, who meets her unwilling prince charming. Arie, our prince, is an ancient vampire and Chief Justice of the Council of Sanguis. He serves the notorious Tessa Green. She's the dominatrix queen of Chicago's underground Hellfire Club. The unlikely pair entangle when a powerful force threatens Holly’s life and compromises exposing their world.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Cursed Ever After is an erotic paranormal short story anthology. It’s the prequel to Eternal Ever After and includes bonus material that gives readers a sneak peak at this upcoming release.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Keep reading :D

Cursed Ever After
Ever After Series Prequel
A.C. James

Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Wandering Impulse Press

ISBN: 978-061584909

Number of pages: 60
Word Count: Approximately 13K

Cover Artist: A.C. James

Book Description:

Ruler – [Arie]

Arie is having a bad night but what else is new? When vampires deal with demons nothing less can be expected. He heads to the Hellfire Club to report back to his sexy boss, Tessa Green, anticipating that she’ll be less than satisfied with the details of his night. Instead he finds a hot new hire waiting in her office. Alone in the office, she offers him an intriguing opportunity to improvise.

This quick, dirty read contains profanity, voyeurism, DIY BDSM, M/F and F/F situations. Not for the faint of heart and intended for audiences over the age of 18.

“Rich and dark, a supernatural and sensual delight of erotic passion.” —Kathy Kulig, Ellora's Cave Award Winning Author

Bound – [Luna]

Luna is always tied up in difficult situations. Obsessed with someone she can never have. From the moment Luna first met Victoria, she knew she was different—hot, dangerous, and unlike anyone she’s ever known. Luna can't stop thinking about her. Can't stop fantasizing about her. Can't stop craving the one thing she knows she can never have. The one she wants—the vampire she wants abstains from blood and sex.

To distract her from her obsession, Luna begs Tessa to find an appropriate diversion. Bound and gagged in her dungeon at the Hellfire Club (HFC), Luna gets an unexpected visit from a sibling that leaves her feeling conflicted and heartbroken. Arie steps in when Luna is vulnerable. Is there more to this hot alpha vamp than his hard-ass facade?

This M/F erotic story contains profanity, sex, & DIY BDSM and is intended for audiences over the age of 18.

Burned – [Victoria]

Victoria has a sordid past and this macabre tale is woven with lies, blood, betrayal, and vengeance. In the far north of France in the 1700s she took care of a young girl and her ailing mother. She never planned on falling for Henri in the process—except she fell in love with the wrong man. She fell in love with a monster. Sometimes evil hits too close to home. And when you trust the wrong person you might just get burned.

Chained – [Tessa]

Tessa Green is the most famous dominatrix in Chicago and rules the notorious Hellfire Club. She also happens to be a vampire. And the senator is just another toy for her amusement. Sometimes the power and authority that comes with leadership can be a strain. He relishes her dominance, her demands, and her control. Sometimes being free happens only when chained and who better to keep his secret than Tessa.

This M/F erotic story contains profanity & BDSM and is intended for audiences over the age of 18.

About the Author:

A.C. James is a book blogger and author of paranormal and erotic romance containing BDSM.

Wife, mother, and storyteller extraordinaire. She resides in northeast Pennsylvania drinking large vats of coffee while taming two toddlers by day and writing by night. She enjoys wine, sushi, sake, and curling up with a good book. A.C. loves to hear from readers!


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A.C. James said...

Thanks for having me today :)