Blak Rayne

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Interview By: Tamazon

Date: December 01, 2010

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Devotion | ISBN: 978-1-55487-650-1 | Pages: 224 | Flame Rating: 4 Flames | Cover Artist: Angela Waters | September 1, 2010 | Futuristic, GLBT, m/m, action

Please tell us your latest news!

My latest novel Devotion 2 will be released on Monday November 15, 2010 and available for purchase from Extasy Books. I'm very excited about the second release! I have started writing a third instalment to Devotion, but it will have to wait until I complete the first in a new series I've been working diligently on - Benevolence. I've always wanted to write a novel about a bounty hunter. I find the life style intriguing and I thought... Why not create my own erotic version?

Hopefully it will be approved for publication by the year end.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

No, I wouldn't change a thing, other than perhaps adding more history, as in my main characters personal histories. Of course the wheels never stop turning and this is a prime example of my brain working over time.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

There are so many I could list, but at this point I'd have to say J.R.R. Tolkien.

Normally I wouldn't choose such a writer because I prefer a fast pace, but I do love fantasy and he is one of the best in my opinion - the wizards, magic and other world settings were great! J.R.R. is very descriptive and yes, a little long-winded at points, but all in all I love the man's imagination!

Do you have a specific writing style?

I believe everyone does and I believe I'm no different. My daughter proof reads everything I write because I trust her opinion. She's pretty straightforward and tells me when something's good or not. She's stated on a number of occasions that my writing style is bold, no nonsense and gritty. When she said this, I honestly didn't know how to respond. Others have said my style is simplistically well written and descriptive. So all I can say, is I'll leave it up to the reader to decide. I think choosing an author is like choosing your doctor, it's a very personal thing and everyone has different tastes.

Do you see writing as a career?

Oh yes! This is my dream and goal! I'd love to be able to do nothing else but write. I thoroughly enjoy creating and sharing my imagination with others.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I was in elementary school, creative writing class, grade seven, when I wrote my very first novel. It was twenty-seven chapters and typed out on an ancient type-writer at home (no computers back then). It was about the rise and fall of an all female rock band. I thought the story was awesome, of course, and I handed it in to my teacher, hoping for a really decent grade. I did receive a B and I never saw the story again. Sadly, my teacher claimed to have lost it.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Write what you enjoy and from the heart, and I think you'll always find success!

How does your family feel about having a writer in the family? Do they read your books?

My family has been great. They're supportive and keep pushing for me to continue. Aside from my daughter, no one else in my family has read my novels yet. Erotica is a tricky genre and unfortunately it doesn't appeal to everyone.

Do you write full time? What did you do before you became a writer? Or Still do?

Yes, as full time as I can. I've had numerous occupations over the years, but at this point I own a trucking company with my husband. I'm the GM and the head of the Human Resources Dept. I run the office and handle all the paperwork, deal with the Government and dispatch when necessary. It's hard and demanding work, and I'm constantly balancing my time between work, family, writing and relaxation. There are never enough hours in the day!

What is your writing process? Do you outline, fly by the seat of your pants or a combination of both?

I'd have to say I'm a bit of an oddball. I see everything in movie format. In other words, I get an idea and it can be anything that triggers the idea, and then the movie begins. I write each scene as I see it and not always in sequence. I also use a lot music for inspiration. Sometimes when I'm too busy to actually sit down and concentrate on writing, I'll jot notes in my pocketbook so I remember for later.

What main genre do you write in?

Erotica / Spicy Romance

Blak Rayne ^_^!!