A few years back, when I was eleven, I made a cake with my best friend, Barb. Never the type of girls to do things the simple, easy way, we made the cake and frosting from scratch. I think we used Barb’s mom’s Betty Crocker cookbook.
I suppose I have two sides to my personality–the light-hearted and the serious. Which side do I depend on to write? The serious. The work side of the writing doesn’t look glamorous or sound exciting but I know to make readers happy I need to be committed to delivering a realistic yet satisfying read.
Sex toy features, naughty diaries, sincere Q&A, fetish event coverage and everything else having to do with sex — Cara Sutra is awesome and I’m thrilled to be here.
Writing erotic romance and erotica is the best but it’s not what I’ve always written. I got my start writing confession stories for magazines like True Confessions and True Love. While my stories gradually got hotter and edgier, I still do tend to write stories about everyday people in extraordinary situations. Pushing my characters out of their usual lives is one of my absolute favorite things to do.
The worst job ever? A terrible boss? We’ve all had one or the other. Lucky me, I’ve had both and at the same time. It sure didn’t feel lucky at the time. It was darn awful. The luck came later.
A while ago, I had a temporary job at a call center. The work was okay, just making calls and reading a script. The problem was that whenever I had a question I was told to look in the training manual. So I did that and I did whatever the training manual told me to do or say.
Hayley, the main character in my latest novel, Unfinished Business, has abandoned her country lifestyle and moved to Detroit, Michigan. She’s glad to be away from the things of her childhood–tractors, parades filled with goats and small town politicians, and neighbors who think high school football games are the best place to be on a Friday night.
Do you have a favourite kind of hero you love to write?
I like heroes who challenge the heroine to be stronger and more powerful than she believes possible. He sees strength and determination in her that she doesn’t realize she has. He pushes her. I typically write men who are gentle but demanding, patient and willing to wait for what needs to happen but also eager to get what they want.
Can men and women be friends? Just friends? It’s the eternal question that sparks controversy and confusion. I asked around and got pretty much every answer imaginable. The people who said yes were mostly women and most agreed that its possible to be friends with an ex.
• Captiva Beach on Sanibel Island, Florida. Gorgeous beaches for sunning and great fishing on the Gulf of Mexico. Super laidback. The shelling is best right after rain, so if you're there it's all right to hope for a fierce thunderstorm. I have a beautiful collection of shells in my bathroom, an everyday reminder of my fun on that beach.
This is book three in the Invitations series so what can you tell us about the first two books?
Now or Never and Dare Me both feature women who get the opportunity to step outside the usual boundaries of their life. I love stories about every day women who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. The twist, they are with very, very hot men. All the Invitations books are sexy, fun reads with happy endings…
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