Today my guest is author Jamaica Layne.
Jamaica has several books out right now and I invited her here to answer a few questions for readers…
Welcome. Can you please tell us a little about your books?
Hi there, thanks for having me on the blog today. I’m Jamaica Layne, an up-and-coming rising star on the erotica market. Right now I write erotica for Virgin Black Lace, Virgin Cheek, and Ravenous Romance. I have several books out now and several more to come. My current release in print is MARKET FOR LOVE (Virgin Cheek, 2008), an erotic romance set in Chicago’s financial industry in the midst of a stock-market meltdown (timely, eh?). I have several books currently out with the new erotica epublisher Ravenous Romance , including the bestselling time-travel/paranormal erotica KNIGHT MOVES, my VITAL SIGNS series of erotic medical romance/soap opera books (think of them as Grey’s Anatomy with the sex left in), and A CAPITOL AFFAIR, a scorching-hot kinky/BDSM erotica set in Washington DC’s sexual underworld.
What is your favorite part of being a writer? Least favorite?
My favorite part of being a writer is the fact that whenever I write novel, I am creating my own little world over which I am an all-powerful goddess, making all the decisions about that world, what happens in it, and who lives there.
My least favorite part of being a writer is all the incessant waiting we writers have to do, and all the frustration that goes with it. Waiting to get our big break. Waiting to hear back from agents/editors. And now that I’m published, waiting to get paid. (It often takes forever to get paid, especially when you’re writing for the print markets.
Describe yourself in three words.
Stubborn. Sexy. Busy.
Who has inspired you as a writer?
I’m inspired by the great erotica pioneer authors—-writers like Anais Nin, D.H. Lawrence, Erica Jong, Henry Miller, Nancy Friday. Also the great romantic storytellers, like Jane Austen. My favorite contemporary erotica authors include Zane, Lora Leigh, and Erin McCarthy.
What do you like to read?
I read just about everything I can get my hands on—from the daily newspaper to Harlequin category romance to high literature. I enjoy it all.
What’s next for you?
Later this year I will have a short story in the upcoming Black Lace anthology SEXY LITTLE NUMBERS, which is cool since I’ll be in the same anthology with one of my favorite erotica authors, Portia Da Costa. I’m also working on some how-to nonfiction and an erotic memoir.
Anything you’d you like to ask my blog readers?
What would you like to see in contemporary erotic writing that you aren’t currently seeing? What don’t you like?
Thanks Jamaica.Readers, be sure to look for Jamaica’s smokin’ hot books and to visit her website: http://www.jamaicalayne.com/
In the meantime, how about answering Jamaica’s question for readers…