Hi peeps and welcome to the Naughty Nights Press blog today! I am very excited to have Avril Ashton here with me to share a little about herself, her career as a writer and info on her naughty new release "One Wicked Night"!
Rumor has it she actually brought along some interesting reading for us too! *does a happy dance* Woot Woot!
See and I can tell already that my TBR pile is gonna get longer after tonight..Geesh, that sucker is gonna topple on me soon! lol
Ok, Ok! I shall get on with it..Yes, I know that is just what you were thinking! Yes you! *points to Cassandre hiding behind her monitor* Yeah, I saw ya hunny! *naughty grin*
Hi Avril and welcome to Naughty Nights Press blog. We are thrilled you could join us here today and can’t wait to share some information about your and your writing with our followers!
1. How long have you been writing? And have you always wanted to be a writer?
I’ve been writing seriously since the summer of ’09. I’ve always loved books, and reading, even wrote short stories and poems in school, but I never dreamed of writing seriously until late ‘o8
2. To date, what has been the best advice or words of encouragement you've received?
When I decided to really buckle down and write, I checked out all the books on writing out of the library and read them. They confused me more, so I emailed the president of the local RWA chapter in a panic out of the blue, asking for any advice she could give. To my surprise, she responded, just write. I haven’t stopped since.
3. What are three things about you that might surprise yours fans?
I’m a hermit, I hate cooking, and I love eating.
4. What genre(s) do you write? And what made you choose this it?
I write erotic-romance with a little bit of everything including suspense and paranormal, just now wetting my feet in M/M. I didn’t choose any of it, the entire thing chose me.
5. How do you decide on your storyline? Is there a specific thing that might set you to thinking of your next book plot?
I don’t plot, I’m a total pantser. And anything sets me thinking of my next plot—music, food, clothes. High heels…hmm.
6. How do you name your characters? Decide on where a story takes place?
Gosh, I love coming up with character names, I like them unique. You won’t find a Tom or Jane in my stories any time soon. Whenever I hear/see a name that’s out there, not the norm, I file it away until I can pull it out. I write my stories without naming a physical setting, then find a place after the story is done. I make whatever setting I choose fit the story instead of the other way around.
7. What do you love most about writing? What do you hate about it?
I love writing. The click of my fingers as they fly over the computer keys. I adore the way the pictures in my head forms into words on the page. I love getting choked up and feeling, just feeling, as I write. I hate anything that doesn’t involve what I just mentioned.
8. What are the elements of a great erotic romance for you?
Oh man, I love this question. A great erotic romance is one that marries romantic love, hot and dirty sex, with a unique plot and amazing, stomach churning angst. In my view LOL
9. Is there a specific bit of advice you would give to an aspiring author who is looking to publish their work?
Write because you can’t bear not to. Read for the same reason and do your research on the business. Keep doing it.
10. Can you tell us a little about your newest or upcoming release? Where can we find it?
Sure, luckily I brought along a blurb of One Wicked Night *g*
BLURB: Justice Alexandre kills for a living. A lover of the shadows, he makes no excuses for what he does. Besides, people bore him. He has no use for them…until a hot summer night in a Toronto nightclub. A woman with misery in her eyes whispers three words in his ear, shattering his world like shards of crystal at his feet.
She wants to lose herself—or maybe find herself, Myka Prentiss can’t readily decide. What she does know is the dark stranger hugging the shadows at the back of the club calls to her in ways she can’t explain. Putting fear aside, accepting the heady pull, she makes her move and asks for one nameless night. Nothing between them but hot sweat and tangled sheets.
When they’re done, she walks away, wanting more. Back to an unfulfilled life, she’s comforted only by her memories…until her dark stranger shows up at her door with an announcement.
He’s been hired to kill her.
As of now, One Wicked Night is only available on my publisher’s site: http://tinyurl.com/3hqx4yv
11. When not writing, where can we find you?
Catch me on my blog- www.avril-ashton.blogspot.com,
My website- www.avrilashton.blogspot.com.
I’m also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/writeravrilashton,
on Twitter www.twitter.com/#!/AvrilAsh.
You can find my books at Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/4878bv7
Thank you so much Avril for sharing with us. It has been great getting to know more about you and your writing. We look forward to the opportunity to have you back again soon!
Thank you, Gina, for having me. I had fun!
Once outside, Myka stood against the exterior wall of the club and waited. The whisper of cool air on the nape of her neck felt like a lover’s caress. She crossed her arms over her chest, then changed her mind and let them hang loose at her sides.
He wasn’t coming.
What was she thinking? She shouldn’t have approached him, but she’d wanted to prove her life was still her own. Pretend what she’d overheard wasn’t true, and her father hadn’t sold her to the highest bidder for a senate seat. But he had and here she was, grasping at anything to dull the pain.
The doors opened and Mr. Dark stepped outside. Breath left her body, her spine tingled. His gaze clashed with hers as he approached like a lion stalking its prey. Dark clothes cloaked his bulky frame—leather jacket, shirt, jeans and boots. His features looked like they’d been chiseled from the finest, darkest chocolate. Sharp, dark and smooth. He had high cheekbones, slanted eyes, and just a hint of stubble on his square jaw, framing full lips made to kiss and taste. A voice in the back of her head yelled run, but she ignored it. She sensed he’d like the chase.
He stood in front of her, chest to chest, and placed a hand on the wall behind her. Then he leaned in, licked her earlobe and caught it between his teeth.
Her breath hitched, knees wobbled. A whimper left her throat as her pussy flooded.
“You beckoned?” A Caribbean accent gave his deep voice an exotic flavor.
Nipples hardening, Myka stayed with the bold approach. “I want you. Under me, on top of me, but definitely inside me.”
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