She has shown me more than most to pay if forward, and that we aren’t competing against each other—that we each have our own voice. She has become a mentor to me, despite her extremely busy schedule. She has this talent and ability to make you feel never rushed when talking to her, important and her down-to-earth personality always shines through. And yes, that site above is also her baby. She actually took the time out to help me with my book covers. She had me email my purchased ones to her and we discussed them. Ah yes this newbie needed help! Oh and I should mention she helped me with my pen name, explaining that I should have one that I would be able to answer to at book-signings; I only hope to one day do that.
Shoshanna has made me realize just how wonderful and supportive authors are. Honestly, she probably has no idea just how much she has meant to me. If you want to check out a hot little treasure (not that I know of anyone who hasn’t read her yet), Overheated is a 5 star sexy one!
Something people aren’t likely to know about me… hmmm. I’m in the habit of baring my soul on Twitter all the time, to the point that sometimes my sister finds out about things on Twitter rather than from me, which really annoys her. I’m just glad she follows me on Twitter then, lol! So I’m hard-pressed to find something that you guys don’t know.
Let’s see… I’m really into crystal healing. That’s something not everyone knows! Personally, I’ve found that clear quartz crystal in particular reacts with my body almost instantly, in a good way. So sometimes when I Tweet that I have a headache or something, a minute later I’m lying on my bed with a crystal balanced on my forehead, lol! Right now I’m wearing two gemstone bracelets in all the chakra colors, one on each wrist, and I have clear quartz in my pocket. :)
Suzy Ayers: Who is a mentor or someone that you look up to/inspires you?
I’m really inspired by every author out there. We’re all in this together! Reading has always been my first love, and writing came out of that. So I read all the time, and I’m constantly adding new favorite authors to my list. The best part is, with social media, when I read a book I enjoy I can tell the author directly! My readers also inspire me. Without my readers, I’d be writing into an abyss. I love you all!
Suzy Ayers: What is the biggest piece of advice you find that you give most often to aspiring writers?
Write. So many aspiring writers say they want to write a book, but what separates the aspiring writers from *writers* is that writers write. We sit down every day and get to work. We can’t wait for the muse to find us, we have to go out and grab her and handcuff her to the computer. When I was first starting out, an author told me this, and I’ll never forget it: BICHOK. Butt In Chair, Hands On Keyboard. That’s how books get written. :)
My next piece of advice is, if you choose to self-publish, make sure your book cover rocks. I find that so important that, as you know, I co-founded an entire website devoted to helping indie authors get great covers created by professional graphic designers. We just launched SelfPubBookCovers.com in February and I’m thrilled with the enthusiastic response from authors and artists!
Suzy Ayers: Tell us the book you’re excited to share with us...excerpt/cover/link
Right now I’m thrilled that my Enslaved Trilogy from Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint is available! The first two books, Enslaved, and Enamored, are out now. Enraptured releases June 10th.
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From a red-hot erotica writer comes an original eBook—a sensual romp across the playgrounds of the unbelievably rich and extremely sexy.
Elisabeth Anderson’s seen Trevor and his friends at the infamous Manhattan BDSM club WhipperSnapper, where everyone calls them the BAD Boys, for “Billionaire Arrogant Doms.” The BAD Boys—Trevor Brooks, Marc Wilde, and Roman Chase—are aptly named; they’ve become rich from the ground up with their aggressive investing at the Brooks Wilde Chase Fund. …Rich to the point that these guys can do anything they want and get away with it, or so the rumors go.
Trevor gives Elisabeth full reign of his estate in Westchester, letting her do as she pleases. He has only two rules. Rule One: she must obey and submit to him while she is living in his house. Rule Two: always answer the blue cell phone. She’s happy to oblige, because being with Trevor makes her want to obey, to love him the way he seems to be falling for her. But Elisabeth’s never been good at being the quiet sub, she’s more of a fiery “brat” who gets off on the punishments she receives more than on pleasing Trevor.
Elizabeth can’t submit to Trevor the way he needs her to, so his friend and business partner (and fellow BAD Boy) Roman takes her in hand. But love triangles can have sharp edges…and somebody’s bound to get hurt.
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The second original eBook in the red-hot Enslaved trilogy begins with a dangerous bet that turns good friends into exquisite lovers.
Billionaire BAD Boy Marc Wilde has never met a woman who could fulfill his every need…until he takes his good friend and fellow dominant Mistress Lauren up on a dangerous bet—a bet where she ends up as his sex slave for a week. Can a Dominatrix fall in love with a Dom? Only if she can find a way to submit to Marc’s every desire and be happy about it. Lauren has her doubts…but the flirtation, the friendship, and the sex might be too much for either to resist…
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The stunning conclusion to the red-hot Enslaved erotica trilogy finds a curious young beauty baring more than her skin…
Lovely, blonde, and young, Jessica accepted a job at New York’s most exclusive BDSM nightclub to make ends meet…and to satisfy her curiosity. Nobody is more intriguing than the BAD boys—Billionaire Arrogant Doms—a trio of unbelievably rich and sexy men. Jessica willingly gets involved with the group, shedding her formerly shy persona to explore the limits of her own desire. But she isn’t sure how vulnerable she wants to be…until the one BAD Boy who never wants to fall in love again—the gorgeous, passionate, and unexpectedly tender Roman—takes an interest in her, and Jessica finds herself drawn deeper into his world than she ever expected.
Suzy Ayers: Where are you going next? What is your next project/book?
Well, after Enraptured releases and concludes the Enslaved Trilogy on June 10th, these are the books on my release schedule:
Smokin’ Hot Firemen – my short story Falling Ashes will be in the Cleis Press anthology, out July 2013
Baby Got Back - my short story Body Heat will be in the Cleis Press anthology, out August 2013
The Big Book of Orgasm - my short story Forced Orgasms will be in the Cleis Press anthology, out September 2013
The Pulse, Book One in the Pulse Trilogy – Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Star November 25th, 2013
The Escape, Book Two in the Pulse Trilogy, January 13th, 2014
The Thrust, Book Three in the Pulse Trilogy, March 17th, 2014
The Tycoon’s Convenient Bride…and Baby, Entangled Publishing, release date TBD
I also just got the rights back to one of my backlist books, so I’ll be re-editing and re-releasing it at some point soon.
And since some of my readers only read paperbacks, I will be bundling some of my shorter self-pub novellas into a print book as well. The longer ones are already in print in many cases.
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The full list of my books is on my website here: http://shoshannaevers.com/all-books-listed/
Thanks for having me, Suzy! Best of luck with your writing career! :)
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