Hey, Today I have an awesome treat!
One of the best Erotic Romance Authors I’ve ever read is my guest for Wednesday’s Let’s Talk Romance Blog.
EP: What inspired you to become a writer? Why do you write Erotic Romance?
Sascha: I write because I have no other choice. Erotic Romance gives me the freedom to get out a lot of emotional baggage with my characters and give them a satisfying ending, one that I don’t always envision for myself.
EP: What’s your strongest point as a writer?
Sascha: I keep hearing that my strongest points are that I create vivid, lifelike characters and scenes that you can see/feel. And put yourself in. Being able to write in numerous genres and integrate them all into one form called paranormal romance makes me happy too!
EP: What part of the book is the hardest for you? Why?
Sascha: The hardest part of any book is when I stop writing them for a few months, weeks, days and then have to get back into the swing/groove. If the soundtrack I set for the book wasn’t concrete, if the feelings behind the book weren’t solid, then the book is a lot harder to write.
EP: As an Editor what do you look for when selecting a book for a publisher?
Sascha: I look for the book that has the hook I want, the book that is filled with passion and will build our erotic romance line while at the same time doing the author and their voice justice. I want compelling characters, character conflict and development and that HEA.
EP: What advice would you give new authors that have been newly published?
Sascha: When an editor talks, shut your mouth, listen. Then after you’ve processed their advice, ask a LOT of questions and really spend time learning this business. Grow a thicker skin because editors like me will tear you a new one with the goal to be improving your writing. Follow your passion and don’t let asshole editors (like me) stop you if you really want to be a successful author.
EP: What new projects can we look forward to from you and where, when will they be available?
Sascha: As to when, I’m not sure .Hoping for a pre dragoncon 2011 release on Burning for Derrick, my puma/witch story. I don’t think there are a lot of books dealing with witches and definite cat shifters and while I’m a wolf person, I wanted to play with pumas. Burning For Derrick is
Former Espionage agent Derrick finds himself captivated by the macabre and sultry sounds of Sonja, Ark-Kaotik’s vocalist, a witch with a voice so magical she can influence man or beast to her will. Whether it’s magic or not, he finds he has to have a taste of her.
Sonja’s magic is powerful enough to draw in crowds along with would be stalkers. Luckily most people are easily influenced, except for the one man that she’s destined to meet. However, there are those who would kidnap her and force her to influence the world to their will, until Derrick steps in.
Once their destinies intertwine, can Derrick protect her from the radical anti-shifter league that wants to use her voice for evil? Will she lose her heart to him or be killed in the process?
EP: Where can we find you?
Sascha: Erotic Romance Author – http://saschaillyvichauthor.com Fetish –http://www.saschaillyvich.com Radio Dentata – http://shows.radiodentata.com/shows/unnamed-romance show Twitter– http://www.twitter.com/SaschaIllylvich Erotic Expert – http://www.writesex.net Editor Blog – http://whitewolfwriting.blogspot.com
EP: Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers?
Sascha: I’m thankful for every last one of you that buys my books. You make this business bearable. You make my day.
EP: How has writing changed your life?
Sascha: I’ll need a liver replacement in a few years. I’ll need more closet space for my growing lingerie collection. I’ll need a bigger wine cellar and humidor.
EP: Where has writing lead you in your career as an Author?
Hell and back. Honestly it’s been a good ride. I’ve met some amazing people. I’m very definitely blessed.
Thank you for taking the time off from your busy schedule to let me post this about you.
To purchase Sascha’s Books Visit:
shop.renebooks.com Sizzler Intoxications : http://shop.renebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=Sascha+ill
Total-E-Bound Publishing. http://www.total-e-bound.com/authordetail.asp?A_ID=61
Visit Sascha at his sites, check out his books and take in his advice…I did and after 20 or so years of writing, 5 years trying to get published, I finally am.