THE MORE THE MERRIER | Publisher: ELLORA'S CAVE | Genre: EROTICA/MENAGE A TROIS COLLECTION | Number of Pages/ Wordcount: 282 pages
Good things come in threes - or at least they do in The Mistress of the Menage Brigit Zahara's eclectic collection of memorable menage a trois stories. These heroes may differ in that some are vampires, some gladiators, some French chocolatiers or frisky Irishmen but they all have one thing in common: they're gorgeous, unbelievably skilled in the bedroom and crazy in love with the heroine.
Please describe your writing environment.
In a word: cozy.
Adding to the atmosphere of an inviting sitting room, there is a floral love seat complete with throw cushions; an oak end table topped with photos and candles and one of the many Zen-like items I own - an Inukshuk; a plush area rug covers the hardwood flooring and two bookcases - one tall and thin, the other long and wide, are filled to overflowing. The pair of copper lamps, strategically placed, cast a warm golden light about the space in the evening, but during the day, the full-length French windows that open onto the balcony overlook the beach and sea beyond and provide ample light as well as a breathtaking view.
The four walls are decorated quite eclectically. Behind my oak computer desk is the Hollywood wall that holds posters of some favorite movies and stills from films like Rocky, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid and Thelma & Louise as well as candid shots of Marilyn, James Dean and the Rat Pack. In front of me are posters of all my book covers as well as my vision board - a personal collection of images and phrases that inspire and touch me. One item is a caricature of John and Yoko, drawn by John himself that reads ""Give Peace A Chance."" On either side , artwork and personal mementos cover the walls. Fresh flowers on top of my desk and my dogs under it, round out the perfect place for creativity.
Please tell us your latest news!
THE MORE THE MERRIER is my first ever anthology! Available only in print, it is an arousing assortment of five of my tastiest threesomes!
SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION - a paranormal M/M will be out in ebook in Spring, as will
MYSTERY MAN - a paranormal M/F.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No. Not a word. I believe stories are a reflection of where you are at the particular moment in your life so should not be messed with as you may or may not produce that same product again.
How does your family feel about having a writer in the family? Do they read your books?
My husband Louis is a huge support and fan. He reads all my work even before I submit it to my publisher and we talk about what he likes and doesn't like. I never change what I written based on his critique but it's great to get that feedback.
What main genre do you write in?
Do you like to mix genres?
Absolutely! I think a futuristic-paranormal-romantic-suspense-murder-mystery or a erotic-sci-fi-thriller is far more intriguing that just a category romance.
What book are you reading now? What are your thoughts on it?
Right now I'm reading The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larson. I just finished The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I'm devouring it! Very well written, an intelligent but easy read as in easy to get hooked and stay hooked.
How many books do you plan on writing each year?
I don't plan ANYTHING about my writing but I generally write between five and eight short stories a year.
Do you have any animals? Do they influence your writing?
I have three dogs, two cats and a horse. Apart from my husband, they are among my greatest loves in life. Their diverse personalities and simple easy love never fail to calm and soothe me, which opens me up to a kind of divine creativity.
If a bookstore was putting up "Is Like" plaques, who would be listed as being like you?
Seriously though, maybe J.R. Ward. Some of her books are pretty hot.
If you had to choose one person to have dinner with, who would it be? And why?
The first name that came to mind is F. Scott Fitzgerald. I love The Great Gatsby and would love to discuss the character ad nauseum.
Then again, the Dalai Lama would be something too.
What's your favorite drink?
On what day?
When we were in the Dominican a few years back, I REALLY dug a cocktail they've served called a Bahama Mama. Wouldn't mind sipping on that again...
Thanks so much for the interview. And many thanks to all my loyal readers.