Monday, January 07, 2019

Interview - Passion and Deceit: Innocent by Sea Hardt

What inspired you to become an author?

I have always loved expressing myself. Whether it be through my art, my singing in the shower much to my families horror or simply having a good chin wag at any given chance that I am given. To add to the equation is that I have a very fertile mind when it comes to creativity and I am always conjuring all kinds of scenarios in my mind about a number of topics. The process of writing was yet another way of expressing thoughts where colors and brush strokes are replaced with words accompanied by the careful construction of a good story. For me, writing is the culmination of all that I love; expression of my thoughts and feelings, creativity, logistics and lots of chocolate to fuel me on.

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

We are in many ways driven by our desires and passions. This is what makes me get out of bed in the morning, that yet intangible promise of something that is within reach but I have to work for. For most of us anyway, it is either a wish or a passion. As for the ‘Deceit’ word I believe this is what we do on a daily basis, this is the game we all play, hiding and revealing our emotions all the time. The title, Passion and Deceit is what defines most of our relationships to each other and more so with the sexual encounters in our life’s that are turned up a few more notches.

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

Like my not conforming spirit, I like my expression to sometimes not have a particular aim. I love the unknown and hence I have an affinity for doing thinks on the spur of the moment. I loosely think of a title sometimes but what gives me story direction is how I generally feel and adventures I would love to embark on. Whether it be a casual hook-up or getting lost in the dramas of every day life. No, I have no rule that says I must first think of the title then the story or even vice versa. I just let my heart push the pen across the page.

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

I love to write from a holistic approach. Cutting straight to the point is that we are all interlinked and ones pain is everyone else’s. If someone I know is having problems, then I too will be affected even if I ignore it, inevitability I too will suffer from her pain. Yes I believe in Karma, so I do good at every chance that fate gives me. But for me it is much more then doing good so that I reap a reward. It is simply all about love. Love for yourself is to love others. Love for others is to love yourself. Whether someone feels the same towards you should simply be of no concern to you directly. To conclude my garage philosophies, although I write about all kinds of erotica, at the end of the day, you simply need to love and respect everything in life. In the case of the story, ‘Passion and Deceit’, one needs to wait for the end of the book to understand the repercussions of a superficial lifestyle.

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

I cannot imagine not relating to my own life and that of other people to compose such a story. The book is a construction of a myriad of events of that of my own and other peoples past experiences. One cannot write about something that they have not lived or somehow experienced themselves. However to answer the burning question whether if a certain character has any parallels to my own character; I can only say that it perhaps reflects who I used to be and no longer am.

Who designed the cover of your latest book?

I used Mario Madureira, a very good designer that immediately understood and expressed what I was trying to get across. I needed something with aggression and did not mince the words of the title. I wanted it carnal in its intensity hence the probing hands all over the amazing body. The red coming from the bottom is part of my brand and speaks of our burning passion that we occasionally come across in our life that we cannot resist but reach out to. The title made big and strong were aimed to be memorable. Loved the font and its intensity. The splash of electric blue is the streak of color that to me breaks through like lightning in the sky on a dark cold rainy night.

Do you have a song or playlist (book soundtrack) that you think represents this book?

While writing I always have background music. Good deep blues with artists such as BB King and John Lee Hooker are common visitors to my playlist. It is such heartfelt forms of expression that it resonates most times with me. Otherwise, if I have to think of a soundtrack to my writing, Sade and Beth Hart are my first choices hands down. These artists life and experiences come through so strongly in their music and for me, it is easy to adapt their style and essence into my books.

Just for fun, if you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be?

So often I wonder what life is like through other people. What they see and experience. The good and the bad of their life’s. Their interactions with their partners and how they see the world. I am forever curious about what makes people tick. I guess if I was a character like Casper the ghost or perhaps having the ability to metamorphose myself into different shapes like their dog or maybe their husband or wife would be amazing abilities to have. I know it super intrusive but what fun would that be?

Passion and Deceit: Innocent
Sea Hardt

Genre: Romantic Erotica

Date of Publication: October 20, 2018


Number of pages: 58
Word Count: 19951

Cover Artist: Mario Madureira

Tagline: Pushing the boundaries of erotica

Book Description:

During Pamela’s journey of passionate self-discovery she meets two gorgeous men, Paulo and Guy.

In the midst of sensual adventures she is torn between her two lovers, but before she has the chance to make a choice they both slip away.

Eventually their paths cross again but now Pamela’s passion has turned to bitterness and she’s hell-bent on revenge.

Will she fulfill her vendetta or choose passion and love?

Teaser Excerpt:

“His kiss was hard and long as he took my head in both his powerful hands and devoured my mouth. His lips felt soft and I felt like I was eating a succulent strawberry as I returned his kiss. It was an out of this world long kiss and it was all about that moment in time. All my values and lifelong objectives were left on the wayside. Any will to resist was long gone as I gave myself up to these two hungry wolves. I forgot about all my good girl values and was instead overpowered by something higher and bigger than that. I gave into absolute carnal desire as my body started to pulse and convulse as they took full control.”

About the Author:

Sea Hardt lives in a cottage on the stunning island of Cyprus surrounded by the Mediterranean waters. The gods have been kind to Sea and have graced her with a happy marriage complete with two boys. She has a plethora of interests including foraging second-hand bookshops for poetry and any other books she can curl up on the couch with a glass of chardonnay. With the support of her husband, she finds great fulfillment in writing steamy romance novels.

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