Here’s an interview from Kellie Kamryn.
Take it away, Kellie…
- How did you start writing erotica?
My intention had been always to write somewhat steamy contemporary romance. After my marriage ended last year, love and romance were the furthest thing from my mind. I had some ideas for short stories running through my head, so I wrote one that was pure erotica. No romance, just lots of sex, LOL. My friends/critique partners read it and said, “It’s good. But readers will like it better if you have a happy ending.” I grumbled a bit, but took their advice to heart. That story ended up being published as Pleasure Island (The Wild Rose Press) – two divorced people at a resort dedicated to pleasures of the flesh, but finding more than they bargained for. After that I wrote a couple more erotic shorts and got great reviews. Now my contemporary novels are fairly erotic. I’m much more comfortable writing in the genre now.
- What’s your favourite published work of yours and why?
It’s difficult to pick just one. Monkeys, Sex and Other Birthday Surprises is funny and quirky and very erotic! Rebound and The Perfect Score (books 1 & 2 in the Love and Balance series) are a real labor of love and it’s so exciting to see them published! I was a gymnastics instructor for 25 years (don’t I look great for my age, LOL), so basing a series around the sport I fell in love with at age 6 is really exciting for me.
- What erotic authors do you enjoy reading?
John Sheridan is one erotic author I enjoy. I just discovered him on Amazon. Very erotic writing! Read a few of his pieces and want to read more. I have so many friends who write exquisite stories that I hate to name names and then leave someone out. I’ll apologize in advance if I offend anyone for not mentioning them – Cherie Marks, Brindle Chase, Jennifer Jakes, Liz Crowe, Jennifer Labelle, Kayelle McClive are all authors I’ve read more than one of their books. Like I said, that’s a small list of erotic writers, but I haven’t read anything from any of them I haven’t enjoyed.
- Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Sometimes I just get a quirky idea in my head and then a story blossoms from there. With novels I have to do a bit of plotting. With my short stories, the words just seem to flow and I know when I’m at THE END.
- Do you have any unusual writing rituals?
HA! I just have to write, write, write! I don’t have peace and quiet with 4 kids around, so if they’re all at school, I just try to get as much done in that time frame as I can.
- Who is your favourite character from one of your stories and why?
I can’t pick a favourite – that would be like saying I have a favourite child! LOL
- Do your nearest and dearest know what you do, and if so, what was their reaction when they found out?
My friends all know what I do, and are happy I’m doing what I feel compelled to do which is write. My family knows, and they’ll probably come to the book signing when the novels are published in print, but I don’t think they actually care for my erotic writing. It doesn’t bother me. I don’t write for them.
- What was your ideal career when you were a child?
I always wanted to write, but spend quite a few years as a gym coach. I decided to combine the two!
- How do you get yourself in the mood to write?
I don’t. The words just come to me when they do.
- What’s the best writing tip you’ve ever been given?
Don’t give up.
- If you get writer’s block, how do you get around it?
Take a walk, spend time with the kids. It’s not so much writers block per se, but other things in my life are taking up my time. I just have to take care of those other things and then the words will flow again.
- Which author, erotic or otherwise would you love to meet and why?
This question made me laugh! My answer came so easy, but I won’t say why or who I would like to meet.
- What are you working on at the moment?
Editing book 3 in the series for submission, an erotic romantic suspense and short story that is a sort of sequel to another one.
- What’s your biggest writing achievement? Why?
My first acceptance! Anything else after that is gravy. Any money I make, any other acceptances, any good reviews or awards, are all the proverbial cherry on top of the sundae! I kept working at my goal until I succeeded and I don’t intend to stop now.
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Claire LeMay is at the top of her game – she’s head of a prominent gymnastics facility with her gymnasts winning awards for her outstanding choreography. Now her biggest challenge is to coach alongside the man she’s avoided for three years after he demanded she live in his shadow instead of forging her own path.
After sinking every penny of his inheritance into his state-of-the-art gymnastics facility, Justin Black has achieved his dream. But even with hundreds of members and well-trained coaches, when Claire’s presence invades his space, he reluctantly admits she’s the one thing missing in his life. Oblivious as to why she walked out on him three years ago, he attempts to call a truce.
As their old passion tumbles out faster than a gymnast sprinting down the vault runway, they realize they are in the same impossible position as they were three years ago. Are they destined to repeat the same old routine or will they be able to choreograph a new one?
The Perfect Score:
Shelley Longstaff finally has her chance to be in charge only to rue the day when she is asked to train the dreaded Anna Fortier, a gymnast who has no sense of sportsmanship and makes everyone in her vicinity miserable. When Shelley refuses, she’s threatened with a lawsuit by her father. To make things worse, Shelley has an inexplicable attraction to the arrogant rich lawyer!
Since his wife’s death five years ago, Jacques (Jack) Fortier does whatever it takes to protect what is his. Shelley’s club is his last resort to keep his daughter in the sport, but threatening to sue her isn’t exactly his smartest move. When she grudgingly agrees to give Anna a chance, he finds himself attracted to the spritely gymnastics coach – the first woman he’s had any feelings for since his wife passed away.
As Shelley and Jack leap over the line in their parent-coach relationship, Shelley worries over falling in love with a man who admittedly still loves his late wife. But when a crisis of teenage proportions threatens their relationship, will they risk everything for the chance to achieve The Perfect Score?
Check out Kellie’s books at Secret Cravings Publishing.