Why do you like to write erotica over sweet romance?
You know, I’ve never written sweet romance. Writing as Susan Edwards, my historical romances were always very sensual. Back when I began writing, historicals were expected to be very sexy/sensual. I think they were/are just below erotica on the spice scale.
One thing I notice writing erotica, the sex scenes take up a lot of space and time in a book, meaning there is a lot more sex and I find writing sex scenes goes pretty fast so the writing as a whole goes much quicker. The downside is there is a lot of love scenes! I’ve been known to skip love scenes in my historicals and come back to them later. Can’t do that with erotica because that is a large focus of the books.
Do you have a favorite line or quote from your latest release?
I have three:
“I’m not sleeping with you. You’re not my prince. You’re a toad. A big, fat, stinking, warty toad.” She tipped her chin in defiance.
“Come Monday morning, she was going to let Prince Sneaky Bastard, aka The Toad, know just what he could do with his money.
The room hummed with sexual energy. “If lust could be bottled, this room would be worth a fortune,” she muttered, glancing down the line of women.
What are you working on right now?
Right now, I’m finishing up Snow & Her Huntsman. Just a few days from being done with book three. Then I’ll either start Rapunzel Gets Her Dom or Beauty Submits to the Beast. Don’t recall which is book 4 <g>.
Tattoo or no tattoo?
No tattoo yet but one may be in my future. If I do, it has to be pretty and colorful. No dull blue or black for me. I’ve seen a great tat of a dragon that looks likes it’s crawling up a woman’s back to her shoulder and looking over. I love that one, and the almost 3D look. Might be a bit much but if I get one, it has to be one I love.
Wine or cocktail?
Wine. Something on the sweet side.
Movies or Books?
Both. And it depends on the movie. I read far more than I watch movies. The exception is DVD TV series. I watch a lot of TV in the evenings with my mother and if there’s nothing on, we’ll put on a DVD. Blue Bloods, NCIS, Castle, Midsommer Mysteries (can’t count how many times we’ve gone through the entire collection! Just finished the last one and we’ve started back in at the beginning.)
I should state that usually the DVD’s are background. I can’t just sit and watch anything. I have to either be knitting, crocheting, or on my laptop.
Why did the chicken cross the road?
If the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, it stands to reason that the worms in the grass on the other side of the fence are fatter and juicer so our chicken has to go under a fence and across the road to get to what she thinks is a better meal <g>.
Jaimie Newberry is jobless, her rent is due, and her cat just died. On top of that, she was accused of embezzling before she was fired. When her friend invites her for a weekend of kinky fairytale role-playing, she agrees to go as Cinderella. What has she got to lose when sex with a handsome prince is involved?
CEO Bryce Langston needs to know if Jamie is innocent of embezzlement or just very clever. He arranges for her to be his weekend sub but soon realizes the pretty scullery maid is naïve to the BDSM lifestyle. As her prince and her Dom, he intends to not only learn the truth but to make sure she has a fantasy come true.
Bryce spotted his Cinderella entering the parlor below. The ruffles of her skirt swirled playfully around slender thighs, and the low cut of her simple top revealed a nice swell of breasts. Deep inside, anticipation hummed, and not just for learning the truth. Annie had been gone five years now, and while he hadn’t been celibate during those long years, he hadn’t participated in the games he hosted either. This would be his first.
And only because he needed to know the truth.
Jaimie had uncovered an embezzling ring in one of his accounting firms. Her boss implicated her, her files backed the man up, but as he’d found out, the man himself had proved to be a liar, and the leader in the group of employees caught.
Lucy, his personal assistant, swore Jaimie was innocent, that she was the one who’d discovered the theft, then been fired because of it. The fact Jaimie had blown the whistle lent her story credence, as did the files she gave Lucy to give to him, all dated before she’d been fired. He’d hired auditors, and they thought she was innocent. But he wouldn’t know until he spoke to her. A study of her employment files indicated the woman was smart. She could easily have done what she did to make herself look innocent and then gotten out before being caught.
“Does it matter if she is as guilty as the others?”
Bryce nodded. “Yes. If she was part of it, I’ll press charges. No one steals from me.” He’d already gotten confessions out of the rest of his employees and fired those who were supposed to oversee that department. Fools were more concerned with their ladder climbing and brown-nosing instead of doing their job.
Determining Jaimie’s level of involvement was unfinished business. Was his Cinderella truly innocent, or had she been framed? He couldn’t find any money trails leading to her bank accounts, but that didn’t mean she didn’t have money squirreled away elsewhere, under another name. No, he needed to know for sure.
Glorie laughed low in her throat. “My, your little playmate looks ready to bolt, and it’s not even midnight.”
Bryce narrowed his eyes. Glorie was right. Jaimie was staring at some of the costumes with mouth agape. He couldn’t see her eyes but imagined they were wide with shock. Even from where he stood, he could see her face was flushed with embarrassment. She took a big gulp of her champagne then grabbed Lucy by the arm. Though he couldn’t hear the conversation, it was clear his sub was having serious doubts.
Rocking back on his heels, he grinned. From the questionnaire, he knew Jaimie was new to this world, and he was looking looked forward to introducing her to some light BDSM.
Sydney St. Claire is the pseudonym of Susan Edwards, author of 14 Historical Native American/Western/Paranormal romances and the author of the popular “White” Series.
Sydney loves writing and sharing stories of love, happiness and dreams come true with her readers. She credits her mother for her writing success. Encouraged to read as a child, she always preferred happy endings which meant romances were her favorite genre. Sydney takes her readers into the world of erotica romance where her characters come together in explosive passion as they solve life’s problems and find true love along with the best sex our hero and heroine have ever experienced.
Sydney’s office is quite crowded with three dogs at her feet and five cats to keep her company while she writes. Three cats always insist on beds on her desk, barely leaving enough room for her monitor and keyboard. Life gets fun when all five insist on supervising…
When not writing, she enjoys crafts of all sorts including quilting, sewing, cross-stitch and knitting. She and her husband of 30 + years are avid gardeners. He takes care of the veggies, and Susan is in charge of the ‘pretties’. Her medicine wheel garden is in a contact state of war: flowers vs. weeds. Sadly, right now the weeds are wining…
While writing, she listens to a wide variety of music. Her current favorites are Blackmore’s Night and David Lanz.
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