I got the chance to meet Erosa at the Beautiful Trouble Publishing Meet and Greet here in Atlanta and I had to have her on my blog to talk with us today.
1. Before we start talking about your book, why don’t you tell everybody a little bit about yourself?
I am a readaholic. I love getting lost in stories of love lost and found. It soothes and feeds me. I have three children, two are adults and I am separated. I live in NC and am a member of RWA and a local writing group.
2. Besides writing, what other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Spare time? What’s that? (smiles) I read, watch movies and spend time hanging with my kids and friends in my spare time.
3. What is your daily routine as far as when you have an idea for your story?
I begin with an outline. Although I may not stick with the points I’ve written, I at least have a map. When I write so many ideas flow through my mind, if I didn’t have a yardstick or barometer to use as a gauge, I’d be all over the place.
4. Where do you get your ideas from?
I people watch a lot. For instance, The men of three X construction came about one day I walked onto a construction site for my day job. Those guys were working hard, spoke rough, but there was a sense of camaraderie between them. I wondered about the women who’d tame them. The series was born from that. The same thing with Special Forces. I live in a military town and seeing interracial couples is fairly common. My niece’s friend was involved in a marriage of convenience and told me it happened quite a bit. The story was birthed from that.
5. Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, what would be your favorite and why?
My Favorite? That’s tough. I fall a little in love with every man I write. But if I had to narrow it down, I’d say Marcus from Lyon on a Leash. As a professional woman, the idea of having an Alpha man taking such good care of me, while allowing me to be the center of his world, placing me first above all things…that rocks my world. If I ever met a real life Marcus, I’d snatch him up in a heartbeat.
6. Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination?
There’s a little me in every story I write because I’m looking through the eyes of the characters and interpreting their thoughts and feelings. But none of the stories I’ve written are totally from my personal experiences.
7. What other genre besides the one you are writing about now would you like to venture into writing?
love all things paranormal. If there is a writing Genie, please give me the gift to write paranormal romances.
8. Who are your favorite authors that are out now?
Way too many to name.
9. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer?
Letting the story go. There’s always something more I can add or delete from a manuscript. Saying goodbye and allowing it to be published as is, is difficult sometimes.
10. What advice would you give someone who wants to start off being a writer?
Read, study, write. Never stop writing, never stop learning and always read. Writers never stop learning. Telling a good story that engages the reader is a skill.
11. If you hadn’t become a writer, what do you think you would be doing right now?
12. What would be the perfect Romantic getaway?
I’m thinking of heading to Canada for a week, I have an idea for a story.
Well now that we got the question and answer out of the way…..why don’t you tell us about your latest story you have out now?
Overworked, underpaid restaurant manager, Sabrina Jones has the worse luck with men. When her grandfather asks her and her sisters to return to Miami to deal with urgent family matters, she is grateful for the break. After the last man she dated dumped her via text for failing to commit, she’s beginning to think her family may be right. Maybe she is damaged from the things she saw and experienced as a young girl. But if facing her biological parent and rehashing their past is the only cure, she wants no part of it.
Jamaican, auto-mechanic Jamison Volks owns two successful shops, a nice home in a gated community, and taking care of his son is one of his top priorities. But there is no one special to share his success with, and for years, that was just fine with him. However, when the mother of his son attacks him, he realizes he needs a strong woman who can have his back in any kind of fight to gain custody of his son.
Two virgins, when it comes to relationships, must decide if they are strong enough to withstand the winds of change that is blowing in both of their lives. Lies and secrets have been twin pillars in Sabrina’s life since childhood. Forced to face her past, will Jamison understand her actions, and be a part of her future?