Welcome to Craving Erotic Romance Blogspot’s Scintillating Monday Interview.
Today we’re presenting Author: S.J. Maylee!
1) Have you always wanted to be an author?
No. But I’ve been fascinated by romance for as long as I can remember. When I was a young girl, I loved dancing in my bedroom and acting out the stories that filled my imagination. It took quite a while for me to be brave enough to write down my stories and even longer to start sharing them.
2) What genre(s) do you write?
So far, I write mainly contemporary erotic romance. I have a passion for Dominance and submission and you’ll find that in my books. I’ve wanted to write a Sci-Fi romance forever. I even have the whole series in my head. I hope to spend time with those characters soon.
3) Have you ever self published?
No, but one of my coming soon projects will be a self-published book. I recently hired an editor for the project. It will be my first time working with an editor outside of Evernight Publishing. I’m looking forward to experiencing publishing in a whole new way.
4) Who or what inspired you to write your first book?
Cherise Sinclair. I love her books. After reading just one of her books, my heroines saw a new way forward and they demanded I write. It was like I was possessed, lol. Once I started, I couldn’t stop.
5) How many hours in a day might you write?
I work from home which is great, since I also have two young sons and a husband. Finding time outside of my responsibilities can be rather difficult but I find a way. Most days, I spent at least an hour writing and often it is several hours, especially if I’m trying to meet one of my personal deadlines. Of course more time is spent each day on the other tasks an author needs to complete.
6) Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I start every project as a plotter. I work with a beat sheet and write down my inspiration for each step in the story. However once I start writing, my characters share where they think the story should go and I always follow their lead.
7) Do you ever find yourself slipping away and becoming so immersed in your story it affects how you relate to others?
Most definitely. That’s me in my zone. Once I’m there, I don’t want to do anything else. I take full advantage of that immersion because those are the times I find I’m able to tackle the most difficult parts of the story.
8) Are you in any of your books?
Yes and no. I think there is a little bit of me in all my heroines. All of my books so far take place in Chicago, a city I know very well. I often set at least one scene in a place or area I’ve frequented.
9) What do your friends and family have to say about you writing?
The members of my family who know about my writing are quite proud. My best girlfriends get very excited when I email them new books to read. It’s fun to share the stories that become such a part of you with the people you love.
10) Please share an excerpt from your book that totally spoke to you when you put the words down on paper.
From: Desire Unexpected (Assassins and Sweethearts Book 1)
Everything about their situation reminded her that flirting with the boss was a bad idea. She had no business wanting more from him. The only thing he ever offered was enticing conversation, a cheap lunch, and his easy smile.
She stopped her empty mail cart at the coffee station and looked over her shoulder, certain she’d seen Ethan step behind her. I’m losing it. She shook it off and grabbed her mug from the bottom shelf of her cart. She stood abruptly, this time certain she’d heard something. “Who’s calling my name?”
“I am. Would you come over here, please?”
She turned around and found Ethan standing just inside the janitor’s closet. Leaving her mug, she skipped over. “Does your secretary know where you are?”
“No.” He pulled her in and closed the door. “An out-of-town meeting came up. I’m afraid I’ll have to cancel our lunch date for today and the next few days.”
“Oh, that’s okay.” She looked past him to the stacks of paper towel.
“You’re disappointed. I’m sorry.” He stepped closer to her and she stepped back, keeping the distance. “I’ll make it up to you. I promise.”
“You don’t have to say that.” She pressed her lips together, wishing she could take back the lie. She wanted much more from him than that. Right now in this tiny room, she wanted him to wrap his arms around her and tell her he’d miss her, confess what she meant to him. “That’s not the deal we made.” She fought her desire to change all the rules.
“I know, but I want to. I’ll call when I’m back in town.” His gaze seemed to linger on her lips. Maybe he wanted to change the rules too.
“I’d like that.” She straightened her spine and took a step toward him, eliminating the empty space. He hadn’t opened the door by much, but she wanted to throw it open. “Why don’t you touch me?”
“I touch you all the time.” He angled his head, allowing her to come a little closer.
“Not really,” she whispered. Her focus zeroed in on his luscious mouth. She was certain if she reached out her tongue, she could drag it across his lips. The heat coming from his body and his divine manly scent called her forward. Her heart beat like a wild thing, awakening her pussy and her growing need for more. “You don’t really touch me.”
He took a step toward her and she stumbled back a step, finding the door. His hard body pushed her flat while he raised his arms to brace himself around her. “I’m beginning not to trust myself when I’m around you.” He brushed his nose along hers and his hard cock pressed against her belly. “You’re one giant temptation. I should have known better than to indulge my curiosity.”
“Do you want me to leave you alone?” She breathed a heavy sign, not wanting this moment to end, and feared she’d never get closer.
The sound of a phone ringing filled the small space and he stilled. “I’ll call when I’m back. We’ll figure it out.”
11) Which actor/character(s) would play the starring roles?
Ethan could be played by the handsome Gabriel Macht. He really wears a suit well.
Nadia could be played by the beautiful Jodi Lyn O'Keefe. Those eyes. So pretty.
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