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An Interview with Tiffany Reisz (@TiffanyReisz)

I’m delighted to share this interview with Tiffany Reisz, ahead of the release of her latest book, The Red. I’ve got my copy and I can’t wait to get stuck in!

Tell us about yourself. Both your writing self and your non-writing self. What are your interests and hobbies? Do you have a day job, etc?

I’m the most fantastically boring person alive. Probably the main reason I can write so many books as I do not do anything else with my time. I read. I swim sometimes. That’s…about it. Everything else is writing, writing, writing. No day job. Takes away too much writing time. But I used to have a job at a bookstore. I had a job at many bookstores. Six, in fact. If I got a job again…it would be at a bookstore.

Give us the background on your latest release.

THE RED is kind of an odd book. It originally began as a fictional book in a novel I wrote called THE ANGEL, book 2 in the Original Sinners series. My main character Nora is an erotica writer and this was one of “her” books. Lots of readers asked me over the years if they’d ever get to read one of Nora’s books so I finally wrote it. It was a ton of fun writing a book as if I were Nora. It’s much filthier than “my” books and a bit stranger, too, believe it or not (and if you don’t believe it, read it and you’ll see I’m not kidding).

How did you get started with writing? And what was your route to publication like?

I’ve been writing since I was a little kid. I won a blue ribbon in the first grade for poems I entered in the Art Fair. In middle school I started writing scripts for TV shows I loved. In high school I wrote erotic poetry and fan fiction. I’ve always written all my life. I started writing my first novel THE SIREN back in 2003 and it took years for me to learn the craft of writing a novel so that book went through many many drafts. I had to completely rewrite to get my agent and I’m so glad I did because that draft has one of my favourite scenes in it I’ve ever written (the “I’ll fly” scene for Original Sinners fans). It took many years to get published but it was worth the wait.

What are you currently working on?

I just turned in my edits on a book called THE LUCKY ONES that will be out in February 2018. It’s a modern gothic suspense tale about a young woman who returns to the family that almost adopted her as a child thirteen years after she was forced to leave them. She discovers the idyllic childhood she remembers wasn’t quite what she thought it was…

Do you have a particular Muse for your writing? Do any of your characters bear startling resemblances to sexy celebrities or people you admire?

Everything and everyone comes straight from my imagination except for the settings. I love to visit the places I’m writing about and get the real nitty gritty of a setting down in the story.  For THE NIGHT MARK lighthouses were my muse and I had a blast visiting as many of them as I could. The more real and grounded the setting it, the more wild and imaginative you can get with your story and characters and the book will still feel “real.”

Where do you see yourself in five years? Both writing-wise and non-writing-wise?

In five years I will still be writing a lot of books. Non-writing? Hmm…In five years I’ll still be too busy writing books to do anything non-writing. But maybe in five years I’ll be able to fit into my skinny jeans. Maybe if I write enough I’ll be too busy to eat.

And now for some silly questions…

Muscled or skinny?

Skinny.

Tall or short?

I’m five foot zero. Even short dudes are taller than I am.

Boxers or briefs?

Whatever floats his, um, boats.

Moustache or beard?

Five o’clock shadow.

Long hair or shaven head?

Long hair, no skinheads need apply

Tattoos or piercings?

Surprise me, sir!

Intelligent or funny?

Can’t be funny if you’re not smart!

Blond, brunette or red head?

Blondes. Cary Elwes started my blond fetish many moons ago.

Hottest celebrity (tell us why, if you like)?

Emily Blunt. My God, just look at her.

Top same-sex crush (or opposite sex if you already like same-sex!)

Same answer as above.

Favourite food

Addicted to Chobani Greek yogurt.

Favourite book (tell us why, if you like)

“All the King’s Men” by Robert Penn Warren. There’s never been a character more real to me than Jack Burden.

Favourite place in the world (tell us why, if you like)

I’d live in Key West, Florida if my husband would let me. He would not.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Read more books! And eat your yogurt. It’s good for you.

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The RedNever make a promise you don’t intend to keep…

Mona Lisa St. James made a deathbed promise that she would do anything to save her mother’s art gallery. Unfortunately, not only is The Red painted red, but it’s in the red.

Just as she realizes she has no choice but to sell it, a mysterious man comes in after closing time and makes her an offer: He will save The Red if she agrees to submit to him for the period of one year.

The man is handsome, English, and terribly tempting…but surely her mother didn’t mean for Mona to sell herself to a stranger. Then again, she did promise to do anything to save The Red…

Excerpt: http://www.tiffanyreisz.com/the-red-excerpt

Buy links: Amazon | Amazon Australia | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | iBooks Australia | iBooks UK iBooks Canada | Kobo

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Tiffany ReiszAuthor Bio: 

Tiffany Reisz is the author of the award-winning and international bestselling Original Sinners series from Harlequin Mira. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and her two weird cats.

TiffanyReisz.com

Twitter.com/TiffanyReisz

Facebook.com/LittleRedRidingCrop

Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this interview and wish you the best of luck with your latest release. Many sales!

Thank you, Lucy!

Scream! For the Cure

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What it is:

The first-ever Scream! For the Cure is a multi-genre, multi-author online auction to benefit Stand Up 2 Cancer, hosted on the official Scream! For the Cure blog.

Beginning October 5th readers will have an opportunity to bid for baskets. The categories are Erotic Romance, Urban Fantasy, YA & Adult paranormal romance, and Horror/Suspense. We’ll be showcasing the baskets the week they go up for auction—detailing what’s in each basket and the contributing authors—with the auctions taking place on that Friday. In-between, we’ll also have guest posts on the blog from different authors and bloggers talking about their personal struggles with cancer, some who’ve battled the disease themselves, and some who have witnessed the ongoing struggle through someone else. It’ll also be a forum for people to talk about their experiences and maybe share some uplifting stories as well. Check out the official Scream ! For the Cure blog for more details!

 

Who it helps:

Stand Up 2 Cancer is one of leaders in supporting cancer research, and 100% of donations goes directly to research to end this horrible disease.

 

Auction Dates:

October 10

October 17

October 24

October 31

I'm Screaming for the Cure

New Release: Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of GreyThis is a project I’m very excited to be a part of. It’s my first published non fiction work, and it’s about possibly the most popular work of fiction in 2012. Lori Perkins has put together a fab book of essays on Fifty Shades of Grey, from writers, BDSM experts, agents and many others. My essay is written from the UK perspective, i.e. how the book has affected the erotica and erotic romance industry over here.

Here’s the official blurb and list of contributors. As you can see, I’m in very good company!

Can’t get enough of Fifty Shades of Grey?

Fifty Shades of Grey has gone from underground e-book sensation to runaway mainstream bestseller—it’s the book everyone is talking about.

Now, Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey extends the conversation women (and men!) are having across the country. The perfect panel of insiders—from the editor who first “discovered” Fifty Shades of Grey, to BDSM experts, to erotic fiction authors, romance authors, and a whole lot more—takes you deeper into the trilogy that has captured the imaginations of so many.

From the books’ sexual politics and its fanfiction origins to what sets it apart from other erotic fiction and romance (and what doesn’t), everything you ever wanted to know about Fifty Shades of Grey is right here.

Whether you loved Fifty Shades of Grey, or just want to know why everyone else does, Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey is the book for you!

Contributors:

Heather Graham, Sylvia Day, Andrew Shaffer, M.J. Rose, Sinnamon Love, Judith Regan, Stacey Agdern, Laura Antoniou, Jennifer Armintrout, Tish Beaty, Mala Bhattacharjee, Rachel Kramer Bussel, M. Christian, Suzan Colón, Joy Daniels, Sherri Donovan, Angela Edwards, Melissa Febos, Lucy Felthouse, Ryan Field, Selina Fire, Megan Frampton, Sarah Frantz, Louise Fury, Lois Gresh, Catherine Hiller, Marci Hirsch, Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, Debra Hyde, Anne Jamison, D.L. King, Dr. Logan Levkoff, Arielle Loren, Sassafras Lowry, Rachel Kenley, Pamela Madsen, ChrisMarks and Lia Leto, Midori, Master R, Dr. Katherine Ramsland, Tiffany Reisz, Katharine Sands, Jennifer Sanzo, Rakesh Satyal, Marc Shapiro, Lyss Stern, Cecilia Tan, Hope Tarr, Susan Wright, Editor X

Check out the buy links here.

eBook Review: Seven Day Loan by Tiffany Reisz

Seven Day Loan

Seven Day Loan is Tiffany Reisz’s first release – and already she has a novel coming out later in the year. Having read this delicious Spice Brief, I can’t say I’m surprised. Not one bit.

This naughty tale is about submissive Eleanor. She is trained to do whatever her master commands her. So when he decides to ‘lend’ her to a friend for a week, she must acquiesce.

The friend in question, Daniel, has been a recluse since his wife’s death, and Eleanor’s lover thinks spending time with her will help him to come ‘back to life’, as it were. Daniel also happens to be a Dom, therefore Eleanor’s nature should be perfectly compatible with his.

Despite her initial misgivings, Eleanor warms to Daniel physically. However, she’s determined that her heart should continue to belong to her mysterious lover. But as she and her temporary Dom spend more time together, Eleanor begins to wonder what life would be like with the enigmatic Daniel. Will she cancel the ‘seven day loan’ and become Daniel’s indefinitely? Only one way to find out…

Seven Day Loan is a spectacular read. The writing is brilliant, the storyline fascinating, the characters deep and the sex dirty. My only complaint was that it ended – I could have happily whiled away many more hours with Daniel and Eleanor. Highly recommended.

Available from:
Amazon UK
Amazon US
All Romance eBooks

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