Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Medusa's Gargoyle by Sally Max

Author Interview:

1. How did you start writing erotic romance?
I guess it started when I opened my laptop, and started a document. In all honesty, I read some romance, and realized, "hey, I could write this stuff, and I bet it would be fun too!"
2. Plotter or pantster?
I'm approx 60-75% Plotter and approx 40-25% pantster.  I usually have a sense of where I'm going with a story, and several scenes in my head, but how I get from point A to point Z may have a few points that are pure pantster. I like to give myself the freedom to explore the characters and the scenes to see where it wants to go. I find scenes flow better that way. I try not to force anything on my characters and have them experience their world as the plot unfolds.
3. What are three things you have on your writing desk?
I have my laptop, my fluffy kitty, and typically I will have a drink.
4. Favorite food?
I just had the most amazing fish and chips at Epcot in London. It was really good, and I can't wait to go back. I'll probably be obsessed with something else next week, but right now that sounds really good.  The fries had malt vinegar with it, and the fish was light, fluffy and not at all greasy. Really good.
5. Tell us a little about your new release. What character in the book really spoke to you?
Drucilla in my book The Medusa's Gargoyle, really spoke to me. She is a medusa-human shifter, that can't control her shift. I really like the idea of a character who isn't all powerful. I read too many stories where the characters don't have any flaws and can instantly shift, and perform on command. I really liked the idea that she can't control it.
6. I write because it is my creative outlet.  If I can't do something creative, I feel like I'm going to explode.
7. What is your favorite type of character to write about?
My favorite character to write about is a character that I can relate to. I feel like if I can relate to them, then other people will as well.
8. What is the sexiest scene you ever wrote?
The sexiest scene in this story has to do with a river flowing, and—**CENSORED**
9. What advice would you give new authors in the erotica/romance field?
I would tell them to enjoy what they are doing because I really think the erotica/romance field can be so much fun, that I would hate to see someone writing romance when they really don't love doing it.
10. What is next on your writerly horizon?
I'm currently working on three pieces, a zombie piece, a reboot on a Shakespearean play, and a Christmas piece for next year!  I have my plate pretty full right/write now! :-)

The Medusa's Gargoyle


Legend has it that anyone that looks upon a medusa will never live to tell the tale. However, fate has different ideas...
Drucilla, a medusa-human shifter, is unable to control her transformations, which puts every living creature near her in danger of becoming stone. Her sisters have given her ten years to teach herself how to control it, but she is down to her last few days, and still cannot do it.
Az, a gargoyle, is cursed to turn to stone every sun rise and to only be released from his rock tomb every sunset. He is the only living being that Drucilla has seen survive her medusa stare. Can he help her control her shifts or will she be forever alone, too afraid to face anyone ever again?


She had followed him. If they found out she was the one—
The mob stopped, placing him in the middle of the two statues. Someone behind him ripped off the cloak, revealing his true self. Az took the moment of surprise to raise his wings. His wingspan was massive, at least two or three times his height. Drucilla had taken the opportunity to sneak out of the alley toward the crowd. He rushed over to her, grabbing her and hugging her tight to his chest as one would do a captive.
She squealed and struggled. Her hair whipped around her head in a flurry of its own.
"Change now," he breathed in her ear.
Feeling her tense, then release, her hair sank down atop her head.
"He has a hostage!" A woman yelled from the crowd. The mob quieted as he maneuvered himself back toward the statues. The archers surrounded him in a circle and he was afraid of them getting a bit too anxious with their arrows.
Drucilla had dropped her head so that her hair fell over her face. The shift of her body, rubbed against him and he found himself reacting to her warm presence.
"By the gods..." Az mumbled under his breath.
It made her turn, rubbing her warm behind against his lower regions. He felt himself harden.
"What?" she whispered.
"Stop moving."
"Why—" she moved slowly in his arms, and she must have felt why. "Oh."

Author Bio:

After not being able to answer, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” when she was little, Sally Max decided she wouldn’t settle on just one profession. Instead, she lives vicariously through her characters on the page, and gets a taste of every possible scenario she can imagine.
Sally Max currently resides in central Florida with her tuxedo tabby cat.


  1. LOL, I love the "Why?" Then "Oh." I pictured the whole scene and would love to know what happens next. Congrats on your new release, Sally Max.

  2. Thank you for having Sally today!


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