Here’s an author interview with Dacy Alexandria. Take it away, Dacy…
Erotica For All: What’s your biggest writing achievement? Why?
Dacy Alexandria: Getting Giselle and The Hot Squad published by eXcessica. I’ve won screen writing awards before, but this is totally my biggest accomplishment. Its the first book I’ve ever written, and for it to be picked up by a great publisher like eXcessica is out of this world!
A little bit of backstory, I actually originally wrote Giselle and The Hot Squad as a script called Brought To Life. A wonderful script consultant named Melody Jackson told me it was hilarious and excellent, but would make an even better series of books. So into the unknown I went, but not without a guide! I had help from Elaine Ashe, an awesome author and sharp-minded editor. Together we worked on turning it from a supernatural young adult caper to a fantastical and over the top erotic comedy.
Elaine actually guaranteed me it would be published, which I thought was a totally insane guarantee to make. I knew how hard it was to get published, and that rejection was the order of the day. So when it actually got picked up I was like GASP she was right! It took a bit for the weight of the accomplishment to set in, but when it did, it was like I won a gold medal, Academy Award. Stanley Cup and Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest all at one time.
EFA: What’s the best writing tip you’ve ever been given?
DA: I’m really good at writing dialogue, so good in fact I sometimes think of what characters are going to say before I think of what they’re doing in the plot. Elaine told me to slow it down and think of the plot first when outlining, don’t write any dialogue and let the plot take hold. Then I can unleash my wacky dialogue upon the world.
EFA: Where do you draw your inspiration from?
DA: The internet for one. What a wild, zany, uncontrolled place the internet is. You truly learn the condition of the human mind when you surf net, and what people really think about not just the world, but themselves. And let’s be frank there are some real weirdos on the web. I might be one of them! So that crazy sort of say-anything-no-matter-how-nuts I try to incorporate in my writing and it leads to some hilarious situations and dialogue.
In terms of other creative works, I have a serious thing for Disney Princess, so when I got the chance to include a princess in my story I jumped over the freaking moon to do it. I liken my comedy to a few different shows such as Broad City with its cute bond and interplay between friends. Even when the girls in my story bicker, I want it to come from a place of closeness and show a deep bond being formed. Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia with its absurdity is a definite inspiration, and due to my love of Will & Grace I find myself writing a lot of snappy quick jokes.
Sexually, I draw a lot of inspiration from Japanese anime and Japanese role playing games and visual novels. If you have any familiarity with them you’ll recognize what’s up in Giselle and The Hot Squad. Lots of hot girls in magical misadventures with tons of sexual themes and off the wall T&A shenanigans. I’ve also had a lot of drawings of the Hot Squad done by an awesome artist named Pumpkin Sinclair, and when I can actually see these mega-hotties in full form it really gets the brain charged to put them in all kinds of hot situations.
EFA: Do you have any unusual writing rituals?
DA: Sometimes, but not always, I have to listen to “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” by DMX before I start writing. I don’t know what DMX is going to give to you, and I’m not sure I want to know. But I know I’m going to give you LOL worthy dialogue, feisty and hot babes, and wild and wicked sex scenes.
EFA: What was your ideal career when you were a child?
DA: When I was a child I watched a DVD of Ghostbusters and decided I wasn’t afraid of no ghosts and figured that occupation would carry me into retirement age with a decent 401 K.
But as a teenager I wanted to be a pro wrestler and even enrolled in wrestling school. The trainer and I worked out a gimmick of an arrogant pretty boy, and I had pink bell bottoms with white hearts made for an outfit. But, one day I walked into school and was told by the trainer it was time for me to learn how to be thrown through a table onto a concrete floor, and I promptly said “awww hell naw” and walked right out of the wrestling industry. My lack of permanent brain damage thanks me.
EFA: If you could bring one of your characters to life, which one would it be and why?
DA: Only one? They’re all so sexy and hilarious how can I chose but one? But if the literary gun is to my head I’ll pick Princess Tristen Maria Anna Gunnarsson. I fancy myself elegant and graceful, even though I’m klutzy and helplessly destructive but Tristen really is elegant and graceful, being a champion figure skater so we match up. Plus she boasts of being the best exotic dancer in the kingdom of Gyllengaard, so I’ll just install a stripper pole in the basement put “Hot In Here” on loop and never leave the house again. As a bonus, Tristen is a good a swordswoman as she is stripper, so you better not cut me off in traffic or you’ll be answering to the business end of her blade!
EFA: Who is your favourite character from one of your stories and why?
DA: So thanks to the above answer, your brilliant powers of deduction probably lead you think I’ll say Tristen. But your brilliant powers of deduction ain’t so brilliant, because I’ll say I can’t pick a favorite. Its like if you lived in a magical universe where you had a bunch of incredibly hot, witty sexy and talented girlfriends. Could you pick a favorite? Without bribery? Without someone threatening violence?
I like Giselle because she’s loyal, drop dead gorgeous, eager to help and friendly, but then I like Fleur because she’s honest, so athletic she could pitch a perfect game in tee-ball, and might literally let you do your laundry on her abs, but then I like Sofi, because she’s confident, outgoing, and as Little Mermaid has shown a hot redhead is irresistible, but then I like Dusty because she’s spunky, adorable, has the cutest accent, and finds it perfectly normal to twerk to Miranda Lambert. You already know why I like Tristen, and so with all that rambled, I can’t pick a fav!
EFA: What are you working on at the moment?
DA: The next adventure of Giselle and her Hot Squad!