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GUEST POST From Erotica Writer Angelica Dawson

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

As I mentioned in my interview with Karen, one of the biggest hurdles for me in writing erotica (or anything else for that matter) is my precocious daughter. She is a reader. As I write this, she is sitting on the floor with a book of bible stories. I’m not sure why she’s reading that, it has illustrated keywords and she knows all those words…. Maybe I don’t have a more mature one for her.

Did I mention she’s five? Yeah. Read her birthday cards on her second birthday. She can read. Which brings us back to my problem.

Have you ever had that guy on the bus or the train, or God-forbid a spouse, that reads over your shoulder? Doesn’t it drive you insane? Now imagine someone doing that while you’re writing something. Once she corrected my spelling mistake when I made a typo. I kicked her out of the office and locked the door.

Do you know what my favourite thing with in 6 feet is? Well, actually it’s my daughter because she’s sitting beside me, but if she wasn’t, it would be the lock on the door. It’s my special “writer-in-residence” sign. Keep on walking, I’m working in here.

My husband is actually the one that uses it the most. He’ll hear me chatting with her when I’m supposed to be writing, usually sounding rather exasperated as my daughter continues to needle me with questions and requests. Then he comes in, suggests she come out and watch TV, play on her computer, play a game with him, etc. And when she goes, he reaches around and turns that little switch that makes me smile and say, “Thank you.”

My daughter has been stretching her bedtime further and further. When I started writing, she went to bed at eight. That gave me a glorious 2.5 hours for writing! Now she gets her pyjamas on at 8. Then its snack requests and kicking around for another thirty minutes and bed at 8:30, no I need to go pee, 8:45, no, I need a drink of water, 9:00, will you tuck me in? So my writing time keeps shrinking.

This is the place where I tell you that have the most awesome boss in the world. When she hired me she only wanted someone part-time. I really wanted a job in my town and in my field, so I hashed it with the hubs and we figure, sure, I can work part time and do errands, cleaning, cooking, etc. on those days off. There were only two of them. It was agreed that if money became a problem, I could pick up another part-time job. Well, it’s happened. I have a second job, writing. Not only is my boss totally on board with this, she’s down with me taking a day off here and there where I need it for things like conventions and signings. She is awesome! Part of the reason she’s coming over tomorrow to play MahJong. We don’t have a typical boss/employee relationship.

Okay, I think I’ve meandered enough. Bottom line, my daughter isn’t allowed to read over my shoulder. I wish I could disallow her from the office entirely, but that’s not going to happen. One day, she’s going to be a writer. She already tells the greatest stories in the world, like “I’m going to sleep in my own bed all night” and “I’m going to bed right now!” Uh-huh. Sure you are.

Angelica Dawson has been writing for several years and having sex a lot longer than that. Angelica is a wife, mother and environmental consultant. Her love of plants and the outdoors is not diminished by the bloodsucking hoards — mosquitoes and black flies, not vampires. 

Be sure to pick up your copy of Blue Moon House at these following sellers, Amazon, and Smashwords. You can find Angelica at her website or follow her on Twitter

 

Julia has the opportunity to become one of the Vampire Dominants of Blue Moon House. Before they accept, however, the seven vampires must all gauge her worthiness as an eternal companion. Each will test her, sample her, and decide her fate.

Interview with Erotica Writer Angelica Dawson, Author of Blue Moon House

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Hey friends! Welcome back to the pub! Today I’m very happy to introduce you to Angelica Dawson, author of the erotica novella, Blue Moon House. I just read the novella and if you like reading about hot vampires that can push you to your limits and beyond then you’ll want to pick up this erotica short. I’m feeling festive tonight and the drink of choice is pineapple juice so drink it straight or mix it with whatever but ready for it to get hot in here. Here we go!

KD: Can you tell us a little bit about Blue Moon House?

AD: Sure! Blue Moon House is the story of one human who has so impressed her vampire Master that he wants to keep her forever. However, there are six other vampires living in the house who would also be spending eternity with Julia. They all want a chance to decide if she is someone they find worthy as a companion.

KD: What is your inspiration behind the novella?

AD: At first, the idea was simply to have a BDSM free-for-all. I wanted to hit everything. The vampires came in early as the Doms that could real put a sub through his/her paces. However, as I began to pit Julia against them, I got to know each of them, just as she did, and found they had a lot of character.

KD: What drew you to the erotica genre? Have you always written erotica?

AD: I started back into writing with Fanfiction. My first pieces were pretty PG, but I quickly dove off the adult deep end. I do publish under my real name as well, but those are YA and literary fiction. My YA ranges from SciFi/Fantasy to Paranormal to Horror. I am a big fan of YA books (like the Hunger Games, Divergent, everything by Tamora Pierce) so that was where I went first with my writing.

KD: What is your biggest obstacle as an erotica writer?

AD: My five year old daughter! She is a voracious reader and although she might not know what all the words on my screen mean, she can sound them out. So, I have to make sure she’s out of the room or asleep, preferably asleep. I try to spend time with her and my husband while she’s awake.

KD: This first installment was a novella at just 20,000 words. Why did you chose this format instead of a full length novel? 

AD: I did. I had a story I wanted to tell and at the end of 20 000 words, I had told it. I tend to write shorter form and especially for this story, where the plot really only covers a few days, it made sense for it to be shorter. Also, in general, erotica thrives in the shorter form. You can really overload if you try to stretch it too far.

KD: If you could meet any writer living or dead who would it be and why?

AD: Tamora Pierce, so I can apologize for making her feel old when I told her I read her books in high school. Ha! She had a signing her in town and that’s exactly what I said. It’s true, but well, I didn’t mean to make her feel bad! Also to let her know that she inspired me to publish my first novel.

KD: You’ve just won a trip to a secluded island and you’re instructed to bring your favorite book, drink, and companion. What/who would you bring? 

AD: Only one book? Not a series? Damn. I’d be tempted to bring a notebook. LOL Let’s go with the Mists of Avalon, because I’d probably be rescued by the time I finished it and it has lots of pages for kindling fires. (I didn’t just say that.) My favourite drink would be pineapple juice. Unless there are pineapples on the island. And naturally, some rum to add to it. My companion would have to be my husband. He’s been my best friend for over a decade and he’s good at inventing games so when Mists got boring I’d have something to do.

KD: I hear that you’re writing a prequel series focusing on each of Blue Moon House vampires, is this true? Crosses fingers ;)

AD: It is true. I’m still working on the first one, Jocelyn’s story, but I have all seven outlined in one form or another.

Thanks so much for stopping by and giving some insight into your novella and you! Friends check back tomorrow for Angelica’s post on what it’s like to be an erotica writer and a mom. 

Angelica Dawson has been writing for several years and having sex a lot longer than that. Angelica is a wife, mother and environmental consultant. Her love of plants and the outdoors is not diminished by the bloodsucking hoards — mosquitoes and black flies, not vampires. 

Be sure to pick up your copy of Blue Moon House at these following sellers, Amazon, and Smashwords. You can find Angelica at her website or follow her on Twitter

 

Julia has the opportunity to become one of the Vampire Dominants of Blue Moon House. Before they accept, however, the seven vampires must all gauge her worthiness as an eternal companion. Each will test her, sample her, and decide her fate.

Cheers!