Posted by Carly at Aug 25, 2011 6:00 am
Hot books aren’t for everyone. And I’m not talking hot. I’m talking Erotica HOT. So with that disclaimer, let me tell you about a new author I met who I now consider a friend: Vivian Arend. How did we meet? Walking to Karaoke at RWA National. Victoria Dahl invited me and met up with the group there and I met Lauren Dane in the lobby and Vivian was with her. I was anxious since this was the first time I was hanging with this group of authors, no Plotmonkey pals there or people I knew well, but I knew I wanted to go. And now I’m glad I did. On top of having a blast, I met new people! So back to Vivian Arend. Her books sizzle. But more importantly than that, she does character extremely well. She writes real people with real feelings and dimension and if you like heat I really highly recommend her. More about what kind of heat after the jump:
WELCOME VIVIAN AREND TO PLOTMONKEYS!
I have writerâ€™s confusion.
Life would be simple if I hadnâ€™t read so much as a child. Anything and everything I could get my hands on, I read, plus a few things I shouldnâ€™t have touched, but I digress. Mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy and classics. I devoured them all with great enthusiasm.
So when I started writing, someone forgot to tell me that most writers stick to one genre. They write sci-fi. They write historical romance. High fantasy. Contemporary romance. Not me. I started with a pair of light-hearted, sarcastic werewolves, switched into contemporary cowboys. Dipped under the sea and discovered the creatures of legend in merfolk. Twisted a few fairytales, jumped back into contemporary romanceâ€¦
I can honestly say itâ€™s never been boring. There are times, however, that I have to stop and really concentrate while writing. Since everything works in advance in this business, Iâ€™m usually promoting a book I wrote a while back at the same time Iâ€™m writing something new and editing another project. Itâ€™s tough to make sure I donâ€™t have the cowboys shifting into wolves and flying off into space.
And this week? Iâ€™m finding it even more challenging. I have my book in a contemporary erotic romance anthology releasing in ebook. PARADISE FOUND is a sizzling hot mÃ©nage a trois story set in an exclusive resort in Australia. Iâ€™m also preparing for the release of BLACK GOLD September 13, the first book in a new shifter series set in my best-selling Granite Lake Wolves world. The second print book in that world, UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN, is releasing October 4th.
Iâ€™m doing edits on book 2 of my contemporary cowboy books- the first book, ROCKY MOUNTAIN HEAT, is out November 15. And Iâ€™m writing a contemporary erotic romance set in Banff Alberta.
The good thing about this variety of tasks and genres is I donâ€™t have time to get into much mischief. The bad part is, all my mischievous urges get directed into my books. Oops? I canâ€™t really complain. Iâ€™m having way too much fun!
If youâ€™re interested in trying one of my books in ebook format, leave a comment and let me know which one. You can check my books out at my website. Iâ€™ll give away at least three books to randomly chosen commenters.