Six years ago
strangers broke into Juliette’s house; she was home alone and only thirteen.
She kept her eyes closed, praying that if she didn’t see anything, she wouldn’t
be killed. No one harmed her. In fact, one of the thieves protected her. Now
Juliette’s dreams are haunted by him.
Christian has waited to take her, resisting the urge each night. It always ends
badly with human pets. They’re too fragile. The longer he can wait, the better,
because the moment he takes her, the clock on her life starts ticking down.
Then she’ll be gone forever.
Warning: This book is dark erotica meant for a mature audience only
What inspires you? Do you have a special place where you enjoy writing?
For me, inspiration usually comes WHILE writing. I
don't always (or
even often) sit down "inspired". Some mornings I'll wake up with
the next scene in my head and that's awesome. But usually I'm
stepping off a cliff into the dark and I just have to trust there
is something to catch me at the bottom. And I always write in my
office. I have a comfortable chaise lounge I sit on with a lap desk
and my laptop to write. For business-related work, I use my desk.
2. We know inspiration can come
any time, in any place. Could you tell your fans when and where you had the
great idea for your book?
I've been writing so long now (since I was a kid),
that I don't
really pay attention to inspiration like it's some great magical
thing anymore. I know in the beginning it feels like the most
important thing in the world, but I've learned to just trust the
process and not get too worked up about waiting for the magic to
show up. I always keep an idea notebook, and so while I'm working
on one book sometimes I'll get an idea for another book. It doesn't
come as some amazing flash of inspiration just: "Oh, I should write
that down". So, I'm afraid I have nothing dramatic to share here.
When I finish one book, I go into my idea file, if I don't already
know which book I'm working on next, I read through my ideas and I
pick the one I'm most interested in. I do some research. I write an
outline. And I just start.
3. I heard that
sometimes, writers tend to create characters that are more or less based on
real-life people. Did you inspire from reality ?
I'm sure I do it subconsciously, but I try not to do
it on purpose.
4. Let’s say it’s the end of the world .You have the possibility
to only save 3 books. Which books would you save?
This sounds horrible for me to say as an author, but I
saving books would even enter my head. I would be more concerned
with saving my life.
5. When did you
first realise you like to write? It’s a passion you had since you were a child
or it was something developed during your life?
I've always known I wanted to write. I've been writing
with the goal of publishing since I was in junior high school. I'm
not sure how school is organized in Romania, but since I was about
12 years old.
6. Since a lot of us
might have a dream of writing their own book someday, what king of advice would
you give them?
Don't get hung up on inspiration or magic. You ARE the
not outside of you, it's inside you. So you just have to trust it
and write. Also, writers are the one group of people who seem to
think they don't need practice. You'll probably write a lot of
things you never share with the world, and that's okay. It's called
the learning process. Of course we're always learning, I'm still
learning, but it's okay in the beginning to JUST be learning and
playing and practicing and not being in a big rush to get the first
thing you ever wrote out there. I wrote many books that never saw
the light of day. And I'm sure they were embarrassingly awful.
7. Is being a writer
what you wish you’ll be for the rest of your life? And…if you could turn back
time, would you choose a different life for you? Maybe a different job?
Yes. I don't plan to ever retire. I plan to tell
There is no way I would ever choose anything but writing. I'm not
saying it doesn't have it's annoying things, but every job does.
Making stuff up for a living is the best job in the world. Period.
(Though I'm sure artists of other types would disagree and say
THEIR job is the best. I think the creative professions are the
only one where everybody is fighting over who has the more awesome
job. LOL.) Sure, there are things I would have done differently,
but not with regards to my chosen profession itself. I think I just
would have gotten serious about the work sooner and written more
8. If you could
chose one person( someone famous, someone loved, etc.) to read your book and
tell you their honest opinion about it, who would that person be?
This is going to sound extremely vain and please
interpret it that way but I don't think like that. I put my books
out into the world for two reasons: 1. It's my career and what pays
my bills and 2. A
passion to get them out of me and share them with
others. I don't have a big investment in who specifically reads
them or about what their opinions are. I understand my books aren't
for everybody. (No one's are.) If you read my books and hate them,
all that tells me is... you aren't my audience. It tells me nothing
else. So I guess it might be interesting in the way trivia is
interesting but I'm just more interested in writing my stories and
moving forward than in getting hung up on who may or may not read
them and what their opinions may be. I can't let any of that
nonsense get into my writing process or the books you read from me
won't be what they were meant to be. I can't let anybody else
inside my head.
9. Since this is the
last question, it’ll be one nice and..”delicious”. If you could turn your book
in something you could eat, what would it be?
Chicken Noodle Soup. (Makes sense to anybody who has