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Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday Feature: Silvia Violet

Today I’m happy to welcome our next guest for Monday Feature, the wonderfully talented author, Silvia Violet! Please be sure to check out her interview, upcoming release, and giveaway!

C.S.: What do you write?
Silvia: I write erotic romance, mostly m/m but also m/f and m/m/f. Most of my stories are contemporaries or shapeshifter paranormals, but I also have a few sci fi and my first historical m/m releases on January 17. (more on that below)

C.S.: Why do you enjoy this genre?
Silvia: I started reading romance when I was 13. The genre has dominated my fiction reading ever since, so it was the natural thing for me to write. I have always enjoyed writing from the male POV, and once I wrote my first m/m I discovered how much I enjoyed writing stories with two—or three—heroes. 

C.S.: Tell us about your writing space.
Silvia: I moved this summer, and I now have a dedicated home office. I have an overly large desk that was a hand me down. One day I hope to get a treadmill desk but for now, my desk, and an antique chair are where I do most of my writing.

C.S.: What sort of work-related items do you keep at hand?
Silvia: Paper for making notes, my (very basic and not Pinterest-worthy) bullet journal, pens, The Emotion Thesaurus, and relevant research books.

C.S.: What’s the weirdest item you keep nearby that’s not at all beneficial to writing?
Silvia: For some reason the manual for my programmable thermostat is on my desk.

C.S.: Do you have any ‘good luck’ charms?
Silvia: I have several objects on top of my desk that are not exactly good luck charms but things that make me smile: a little hippo, a stuffed Deadpool, a baby Moana figure, a tiny painting, and some special rocks.

C.S.: What’s easily the most distracting item in your writing space?
Silvia: My laptop or, more specifically, the internet.

C.S.: Do you have any bad habits when you write?
Silvia: I let myself click over to Facebook when I get stuck and then I get lost down a social media rabbit hole. I also chew on the tip of my pinkie when I’m deep in thought.

C.S.: What time of day are you most creative?
Silvia: In the morning right after I send my daughters to school

C.S.: Do you have any ‘helpful’ pets?
Silvia: I have a chiweeine (a Chihuahua/dachshund mix). He likes to sit on my lap and lay his head on my wrist which makes typing very difficult. Other days he sits at my feet and looks at me mournfully hoping I’ll take him on a walk.


C.S.: What do you do to de-stress or enjoy that’s unrelated to writing?
Silvia: I love to bake. There’s nothing better to de-stress from writing than rolling out dough for a pie or stirring up some scones.

C.S.: Do you eat or snack while writing?
Silvia: I always have a coffee cup by me, but I try to get up and move around to get a snack. I’m trying to be better about taking frequent walking/standing breaks since I sit too much.
 
C.S.: Listen to music? If so, does the soundtrack change with projects?
Silvia: Most of the time I need quiet when I write, but some books have demanded a soundtrack so I’ve crafted a playlist to fit them.

C.S.: Question from the audience: Who is your favorite author to read?
Silvia: That is such a difficult question! I’m going to go with Jane Austen because I’ve read Pride and Prejudice more times than any other book.


Release Date: January 17, 2017

Blurb: 1777 New York City

The American colonists are fighting for their independence, but the battlefield is not the only place to wage war. When General Washington’s head of intelligence asks Captain Jack West to spy on the British in New York, Jack agrees, despite reservations about this ungentlemanly pursuit.

Jack’s contact in the city recruits bookshop owner Elias Ashfield, an impeccably dressed sensualist who flaunts his desire for both men and women and seeks a place in high society. Jack longs for a simple life guided by clear principles. Eli is a risk-taker who knows how to get what he wants. And he wants Jack in his bed.

Events in Jack’s past have made him fearful of acting on his secret craving for a man’s touch, but Eli intrigues Jack as much as he infuriates him. As Jack and Eli search for the information the rebel army needs, they realize there’s more between them than mere lust. But finding a way to be together may prove more difficult than defeating the British Empire.



Author Bio: Silvia Violet writes erotic romance in a variety of genres including paranormal, contemporary, and historical. She can be found haunting coffee shops looking for the darkest, strongest cup of coffee she can find. Once equipped with the needed fuel, she can happily sit for hours pounding away at her laptop. 
Silvia typically leaves home disguised as a suburban stay-at-home-mom, and other coffee shop patrons tend to ask her hilarious questions like "Do you write children's books?" She loves watching the looks on their faces when they learn what she's actually up to. When not writing, Silvia enjoys baking sinfully delicious treats, exploring new styles of cooking, and reading to her incorrigible offspring.
 



Join Silvia’s giveaway for a chance to win (2) audiobooks of Professional Distance!

Be sure to leave your own questions here for Silvia! Thank you for supporting indie authors!

C.S.
xo

2 comments:

  1. I love the new Monday feature post! It's great to get some insight into the writing life of the author, especially when brought to you from another author's viewpoint!

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  2. Thank you for stopping in, Heather! Happy you enjoyed!

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