Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Gift to Remember by Diane Thorne

1. How did you start writing erotic romance?
I started writing erotic romance as a challenge to myself. I’d been writing romance for a few years and wanted to venture into deeper water, see how far I could go. I found out the water was very warm and I took to it well.

2. Plotter or pantster?
I’m a mixture of both. I have the basic plot in my head. As I’m writing, I make up the details.

3. What are three things you have on your writing desk?
iMac, post-it notes, and gum.

4. Favorite food?
Seafood. Yum.

5. Tell us a little about your new release. What character in the book really spoke to you?
My latest release is called A Gift to Remember. It's about an assistant named Carol who is good friends with her boss and his wife. His big 40th birthday is coming and his wife has the perfect gift idea. She wants to make her husband's fantasy into reality. Carol is interested in the gift idea but has hesitations, especially since she works for her boss and is good friends with him and his wife.

I'd have to say Carol spoke to me the most and that's why I wrote from her point of view. It's an interesting dilemma and Carol has to work through it. Well, they all do in a way. Can she be friends and lovers with her boss and his wife? You'll have to read the story to find out.

6. I write because ____...
I enjoy it. I have a vivid imagination and I love sharing my stories with others.

7. What is your favorite type of character to write about?
I have several types of characters I enjoy writing about. The bad boy one is probably my favorite. But I also like kick ass type characters. Overall, I prefer writing from the male pov. It’s just more fun.

8. What is the sexiest scene you ever wrote?
Hmm… Wow, I've wrote quite a few and in various places. That's a difficult one to answer. Scenes in the shower or with food tend to be sexy and hot in my opinion. Elevators make for good scenes too.

9. What advice would you give new authors in the erotica/romance field?
To new writers – write and read every day. Find a good critique partner or friend. Visit a conference and network with others. If you submit to places and get rejected, submit to others and don’t let rejection bring you down.

10. What is next on your writerly horizon?
I recently signed a contract for the sequel, Another Gift to Remember. The release will mostl likely be in 2014. I have another series that has several releases over the next few months as well. I’m not sure what I’ll start writing next. I’m leaning toward taking a break first.

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Author bio:

I am an erotic romance writer living in Indiana. I write in a variety of genres such as Contemporary, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Erotic Romance and Menage a Trois. When I’m not slaving away at my day job, I create erotic adventures with hot and seductive men. Reader beware, I am not responsible for any titillation, increased temperatures, or hormonal stirrings. Blame my characters and read responsibly.

Carol has spent the last five years working as an assistant for her boss, Thomas Barrett. She enjoys her job, and is a good friend to his wife, Lynn. Every year Lynn asks Carol for assistance in obtaining a gift idea for Thomas's birthday. With his big fortieth arriving in a week, Carol expects she'll need to snoop around the office for Lynn. To Carol's surprise, Lynn already has an idea for Thomas's present, and it's one he will never forget.

Lynn invites Carol to join her and Thomas in a ménage a trois. Although shocked, Carol considers such a rare opportunity to broaden her sexuality. But if she joins her boss and his wife in the bedroom, will Carol be able to continue a relationship with them? Moreover, can she keep her job working for Thomas? 

Book excerpt:

Smiling, Lynn faced her husband. "Carol and I have agreed to express ourselves freely tonight. We want you to do the same. Anything is acceptable."
Thomas's brows shot up. "What does that mean?"
"It means we're not holding back, and neither should you," Carol said.
She turned to face Lynn and placed her hand on the side of Lynn's face. Leaning toward her, Carol brought Lynn's mouth to meet hers. Lynn kissed her back and slid her tongue between Carol's lips. Heat swirled within Carol while her loins ached for attention. She clenched her thighs. Gently and tenderly, Carol played with Lynn's tongue but she held control of the urges steadily rising within her. The night was young and she wanted to take plenty of time to play later. She pried her mouth from Lynn's, then they both smiled and looked at Thomas.
"If you want to kiss or touch Carol, then do it. I won't stop you, nor will I stop her," Lynn said. "If I want to kiss and touch Carol, I will."
He stared at them with wide eyes. "I can't believe what I'm hearing. I can't believe I just watched my wife kiss my assistant."
"That was nothing compared to our kiss earlier in the week," Carol said.
"You kissed before?"
"We did," Lynn said.
"Are you feeling okay, honey? Are you on any new medication?"
"I feel better than I have in a long time, Thomas. This is your birthday. I want you to enjoy it, and so should I."
He clasped his hands tight in front of his groin while he moved his legs together, then apart. "This is too strange."
"Don't be nervous, dear. Carol and I aren’t." Lynn shifted her gaze to Carol. "Are we?"
"I'm comfortable. Well, my thong is a bit wet, but I'll manage."
"See." Lynn smiled. "Now relax and enjoy your birthday. And don't hold back Thomas. I know you want to touch Carol."
Thomas leaned his head back against the seat and rubbed his eyes with his palms. "I'm dreaming. You put something in my wine and now I'm seeing things."
Carol sighed and looked at Lynn. "This could be a long night."
"He'll catch on. Give him some time."


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