Saturday, September 19, 2009

ELIZA MARCH TELLS ALL HER EROTIC SECRETS!

Eliza March debuted with her first novel in June. Since then, the Queen of Smut, as she calls herself, has teased and intrigued readers with her erotic romances. She is a name to be reckoned with and a force like a storm when it comes to putting out what readers want.

Now welcome Eliza who will tell us about her pubbed books and what she has coming up next in the way of hot, breathtaking sexual encounters.

Why did you begin writing erotic romances?

My writing is hot because I like to read sizzling titillating sex scenes without a lot of euphemisms (Sorry, you’ll see this word used again in a different context below - so don’t freak out that it’s my new favorite word of the day) I used to read tame romance, and as it got hotter I discovered I enjoyed it more. My writing style took on the same pattern, always picking up steam.

Honestly, I’m trying to get an agent or publisher interested in my ability to write across a wide range of genres. Erotica is open to all the genres I like to write, and I get to be explicit. I also write paranormal romance and romantic suspense and those books are less about the sex and more about the character driven plots.

Who is one of your favorite characters so far in your books?

The pat answer I always hear from authors is... “the one I’m working with now” but that’s not entirely true. I have a Cajun police detective working a serial case in New Orleans in one book. I’m crazy in love with him. He’s got the slow sing-song accent, the dark handsome looks, cocky–in-your-face attitude, and a great sense of humor. Oh, and can he dance! He’s not even the hero...which makes him available. Because he hasn’t found his certain someone or his book yet, he’s all mine and the reader’s. I think I’m savoring him while I can. Once he gets his own book, he’ll get the girl and the happily ever after...until then...heh, heh, heh, he’s mine to do with as I please. Mmm.

(So now you see how I’ve answered your first question here with a little more honesty.)

Where do you come up with your characters?

My answer is always the same -- ‘My characters act out their story.’ and for the most part that’s true. I’ve never cast spells (though sometimes I wish I could) like Candace in ‘Witch of Air and Fire’ or had a ménage with two wizards (though sometimes I wish I could – LOL) I’ve never shape-shifted either (though sometimes ... ah, you know the drill) like my characters in ‘The Lion, The Leopard, and The Wolf’ or had a ménage with two Were-beasts (though...there was that one time I wondered if...Oh! Never mind. I was drifting.) but I do write like Ailsa, and I could very well have had that wild Hot Highland Fling if given the opportunity.

Self-practiced? I’ve never blown up a boat although a character in one of my books has – sex is no different. Okay, okay -- I will admit to one thing. I’m not a virgin. Now that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Any advice to newbies?

Do your homework. Ah, not like that!

Join a writer’s group who offer critiques. It might help if the genre is comparable to the one you write. My first writer’s group was a retired group of seniors; some had been in the clergy. One was a nun, another a newspaper columnist, a screenwriter, a poet, nuclear sub captain and an FBI guy. What an interesting group of people, but I can’t tell you how difficult it was to stand up and read my stuff out loud in front of the nun who kept fanning herself and moaning.

Seriously, find a group you respect and who can also respect what you write.

Read the publishers’ submission guidelines. The first thing I had accepted I wrote for “a call for submissions.” Find out what they want and write it.

If you already have a manuscript fitting the guidelines, then send it in. You can’t get published if your manuscript stays ‘under the bed’ that’s a euphemism for not sending it out electronically in this day and age.

What do you have coming up next?

I’ve been having more than a ménage with several Gods of Atlantis. The hunky guys are trying to get back their emotions. The one keep-saking them doesn’t fit the prophesized description. But despite that, they feel connected to this woman. While catering to her every need, they discover she’s the ‘One.’ When they start ‘feeling’ emotions, something they haven’t experienced in over four thousand years, things get interesting. The whole time they’re worried about getting back their ability to care, ironically, the heroine is worried about being a little older than these guys. Little does she know...

Thank you so much for being with us today! Please visit Eliza and her hot heroes and heroines at Eliza March Writes

17 comments:

Julianna Sage said...

I love Eliza's erotica! Great story and sizzling hot sex. What more could a reader ask for? I can't wait for the next one.

Faith V. Smith said...

Morning Julianna, and what a lovely name, welcome to my blog. I agree, Eliza writes some sizzling sex!

Faith

Jeanmarie Hamilton said...

What a fun post! Great to meet you, Eliza and Faith.
Thanks for the heads up about this blog.

Paris said...

Great interview! I always love finding out about authors I haven't read before. I'm definitely adding your books to my TBR list!

Helen Hardt said...

Hi Eliza, great to see you over here! What a fun interview, ladies. Eliza, I have a question for you. I've written a few menages myself, and they can be challenging as far as pronouns go. When you get into menage a quatre and more, how do you handle the pronoun issue?

Helen

Faith V. Smith said...

Hi Jeanmarie, welcome!

Nice to meet you too! Stop by any time!

Faith

Faith V. Smith said...

Evening Paris, glad you liked the interview! Eliza is great! If you check out my books also, please drop me a line and let me know what you think!

Faith

Faith V. Smith said...

Hi Helen, good to see you back!

Glad you enjoyed the interview! I'm sure Eliza will be by in a bit to explain her side of what seems to be an interesting scenario...lol.

Faith

Kris_Cook said...

Great interview. Very in depth. Learned quite a bit about Eliza. BTW - I've read The Lion, the Leopard, and the Wolf. Fun read!

Faith V. Smith said...

Welcome Kris! Glad the interview was informative. Eliza is one of my favorite people! She is awesome!

Faith

Eliza March said...

I'm having technical difficulties. I sent a message to you all and I don't see it here. If it turns up you'll understand why I'm repeating myself. Unfortunately, I'm never as clever the second time as I think I am the first time. LOL

Thanks for all your fabulous comments and your interest. For those of you who have read my books, I'm working on making the next more interesting than the last.

Helen, re: pronouns, use their first names, give them a title, make one a cat and one a wolf. Make one a wizard of Erath and the other one A wizard of the Sea or something like that. In Witch of Air and Fire the challenge wasn't as great because one of the males was possessed by a daemon. At least they shared the same body parts.

Now this one I'm working on is tough. Three gods with names that begin with 'D' Oh by the way, that's going to change. It's driving me nuts. At least I only have one female so all the 'she's' refer to her.

In one of my books my editor mentioned one of the guys had three arms and I thought, "Hmmm, the perfect male."

Thanks everyone for stopping by today. I hope this posts because I'm running out of 'clever.'
:-) Eliza

Faith V. Smith said...

Sorry about the technical glitch, Eliza, but I'm so glad you made it.

Everyone seems to love your work so much, as do I.

Hats off to you and your wonderful comments and work!

Faith

Becca Simone said...

A nun in your critique group? That's the funniest thing I've heard in a long time. I wish I'd been a fly on the wall. :) Somehow, you need to write that into one of your stories.

:)Becca

Faith V. Smith said...

Hi Becca! Welcome! Isn't Eliza a hoot?

Faith

Eliza March said...

I'm sure a nun will show up in one of my books, but I hardly ever feel totally in control of my characters. I'll think of you when she shows up. LOL Eliza

Faith V. Smith said...

Not sure if this was for me or Becca, but I have to say I know if you have a nun, it's not going to be The Flying Nun or wait, can you do that? LOL!

Faith

Catherine Bybee said...

I'm late... again. I have this in my hard drive, Eliza. But then you know that. Best of luck with your releases.