Today I would like you to welcome the talented, Kate Pearce!
Please tell us about your books.
At the moment I write in 3 different erotic romance sub-genres for 3 different publishers. This year I have 2 books coming out a week apart! “Simply Sexual” is a Regency-set erotic romance from Kensington Aphrodisia which comes out on Jan 29th, “Roping the Wind’ is a contemporary erotic romance coming out on Feb 5th from Virgin ‘Cheek’. Later in the year I’ll have an e-book out from Ellora’s Cave called “Secured Mail’ which is a futuristic, and a second with Kensington in November called “Simply Sinful”
What inspired your latest releases?
I have no idea exactly where the idea for ‘Simply Sexual’ came from, something to do with Turkish sea battles and pirates I think. The hero, Lord Valentin Sokorvsky appeared in my head with a very complex damaging past and a story to tell so I just let him get on with it. 🙂 Now Jay Turner from “Roping the Wind” was a secondary character in his half-brother’s book, whom I just knew I’d have to write about because he was so different to his brother.
You write contemporary, futuristic, and historical…are there any differences in your writing process for the different genres? Do you have a favorite of the three genres?
I think my contemporaries are quite different to my historicals. In some ways it’s far easier to write contemporaries, although for me, being an ex-pat Brit, I still have to consult with all my American friends to make sure I get things right! Historicals are probably my first love, because I can write more lushly (is that a word?) and I feel very comfortable in that time period. Futuristics are also fun because you can make up your own world!
What is your favorite part of being a writer? Least favorite?
I’ve always liked making stuff up and now I get to do it all day and get paid-that is a real blast after all those teachers told me day dreaming would never get me anywhere! My least favorite part is that sometimes I almost forget real life, like picking up my kids, meeting my friends or the buying enough groceries because I get caught up in the ‘other world’.
Who has inspired you as a writer?
Linda Howard, Jane Austen, Dorothy Dunnett, Ian McEwan, emma Hollly and all the romance writers I’ve met over the years who have bothered to help me out and share their wisdom with me.
What would you like to tell aspiring writers?
Don’t give up! Find a good writing group or people you trust to critique your manuscript. Take advice, but keep believing in the stories you alone can tell.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
dreamy, romantic, loyal
What do you like to read?
I read absolutely everything, romances from erotica to inspirational, non-fiction, biographies, anything I can get my hands on really!
Is there anything you’d like to ask readers?
I’d love to know if readers would like to see historical romances in different time periods.
Thank you so much Kate for the great interview!
Readers, you can learn more about Kate and her book by visiting her website at: http://www.katepearce.com/
So readers, as Kate asked, would you like to see historical romances in different time periods?
Kate has kindly donated a copy of “Simply Sexual” to one lucky commenter!
Must be 18 to enter and winner will be announced tomorrow evening!