How did you start writing erotica?
I didn’t plan to write erotic romance. After publishing a few books I decided to write a trilogy featuring bisexual characters, and that led to writing ménages. Now I have a hard time plotting books with couples instead of trios.
What erotic authors do you enjoy reading?
Tiffany Reisz signed my chest at a conference once. With a Sharpie. There are pictures. Morgan Hawke’s Victorious Star was my first ebook and erotic romance, so it has a special place in my heart. I love Angela Knight. I recently read The Boss by Abigail Barnette, and that was very good.
Who is your favourite character from one of your stories and why?
They’re all my favorite—that’s like asking a parent to pick their favorite child. I love Lizzy in Bite Me, which is why she has all the best lines. The bickering with her inner demon was a ton of fun to write, and it allowed me to use a lot of snark.
Do your nearest and dearest know what you do, and if so, what was their reaction when they found out?
Yes. I don’t have a pen name, so there’s no hiding. When my first erotic romance released I tried to discourage my family from reading it, but of course they did anyway. They don’t mind. My parents come to my book signings.
What was your ideal career when you were a child?
I always wanted to be a writer. According to my mother I wrote my first story when I was 3 years old.
What’s the best writing tip you’ve ever been given?
Give yourself permission to put garbage on the page, because you can fix it later in editing. You can’t edit a blank page, and it’s never going to be perfect in the first draft. Focus on getting words on the page.
If you get writer’s block when you’re writing, how do you get around it?
I use brackets. When I’m caught on something—a scene, or naming a character—I leave the problem in brackets and move on. Like [fight scene here] or [Second Henchman].
What’s your favourite genre within erotica and why?
I think reading Victorious Star left me with an enduring love of erotic sci-fi. There’s so much oh my potential when dealing with alien cultures and anatomy. But that can also be said for paranormal erotica, because vampires have centuries to perfect their technique, and shapeshifters have super-human stamina.
Consumed by the need to feed…
After an out-of-control spell triggers the zombie apocalypse, Lizzy Addams is left in the ruins of Chicago with only the slightly unhinged commentary—and endless erotic appetites—of her inner demon for company. Her blood supply dwindling, she is forced to find survivors to feed from, or die trying.
Officer Angela Kinney was on duty when hungry corpses overwhelmed the city. The survivors look to her for leadership, but nothing prepared her for a beautiful monster who offers safety in exchange for blood.
Sean MacMillan never expected to see Lizzy again after she rejected his attempts to lure her back to the vampire fold. But with his flock threatened by the horde and his murderous vampire brother, Lizzy is the only one he can trust to keep them safe.
The veil of secrecy shrouding the supernatural world torn apart, humanity’s only hope is to forge an alliance with vampires, werewolves, and things that go bump in the night. Though accepting their aid could be a devil’s bargain that puts humans at the bottom of the food chain.
Warning: Contains vampire orgies, angsty demon sex, a frisky lesbian werewolf, light kink, and enough sex toys to start a store.
About the Author:
Robyn Bachar enjoys writing stories with soul mates, swords, spaceships, vampires, and gratuitous violence against the kitchen sink. Her paranormal romance Bad Witch series, historical paranormal romance series Bad Witch: The Emily Chronicles, and spicy space opera romance trilogy Cy’ren Rising are available from Samhain Publishing.
Her books have finaled in PRISM Contest for Published Authors, the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards.
As a gamer, Robyn has spent many hours rolling dice, playing rock-paper-scissors, and slaying creatures in mmorpgs.