A.C. Rose Interviews Top Authors

Jasinda with book

 Jasinda Wilder at the launch of MADAME X

Here are links to some of my fun interviews with today’s bestselling romance and erotic romance authors in The Three Tomatoes. You can visit the site here or click the links below.

The Steamy Perks of Erotic Fiction: The FIFTY SHADES Sexual Revolution: When I wrote my first steamy romance novel over 20 years ago, it was sold in the secret back section of book stores, sex novelty shops, or by mail order—and shipped in a plain brown wrapper. Oh my, how things have changed! A.C. Rose interviews 15 best selling romance authors on why erotic romance is so good for us.

Maya Rodale On Romance, Rogues, and Lady Bridget’s Diary: Bestselling author Maya Rodale pens smart, sassy romance books that often feature devilishly handsome, sexy, Alpha males from another century. Many of her gentleman rogues have dreamy British accents, and are skilled at the courtship rituals of polite society. Everyone has been waiting for her new series, Keeping Up with the Cavendishes, a blend of Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones Diary and the entire series is homage to her favorite Rom Coms.

Lauren Blakely on The Big Rock and Her Other Sexy Books: Scorching, hot love scenes. Sexy, dirty talking Alpha men who know how to take a woman to a place she has never been. Characters that are completely intoxicated and consumed with each other. And a healthy dash of sass and humor. Those are just some of the things that readers love about New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely’s sexy contemporary romances.

Jasinda Wilder Chats About Madame X : Madame X is the compelling tale of a woman whose work it is to transform the inept sons of the wealthy and powerful into decisive, confident men. She is confident, cultured, and cutting in her approach.  Yet behind the sophisticated facade, she seems lost and trapped between a dangerous past she can’t remember and the protection of Caleb, a sexy, seductive man who claims her body—and her soul. Published under the Berkley imprint, it’s indie star Jasinda’s first foray into traditional publishing.

Q&A With Michelle Valentine About WICKED WHITE: Michelle A. Valentine first won readers over with her independently published Black Falcon series about sexy rockers on the road and the ladies who love them and has two other series featuring cocky alpha heroes. This week she celebrates her first foray into traditional publishing with the release of Wicked White. Her fans are thrilled to know she is back on the rocker beat with the start of this new series.

Christian Lauren Chats About BEAUTIFUL SECRET: The Beautiful series has become iconic in this new era of erotic romance. It is all thanks Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, who, blended together, form the writing team known as Christina Lauren…

Marie Force on Her New QUANTUM Trilogy: Marie Force has 40 successful books under her belt, including multiple series. With her newest series, Quantum, she is switching things up! This is her first foray specifically into the erotic romance genre. It’s not that her existing books are not sexy—they are—but this trilogy is meant to be highly erotic. It has a BDSM theme, and is written in first person, a big change for Force.

Sylvain Reynard on GABRIEL’S INFERNO, THE RAVEN, and E.L. James: One of the great mysteries of the work of Sylvain Reynard is, well, Sylvain Reynard. Pseudonyms are common in romance writing, and no one ever questions them, yet people are curious about this author because they have never seen a photo. Contact is always through representatives. We know this author hails from Canada, and many accounts tell us that Reynard identifies as a male. Today we learn more…

We Still Love Tina Reber’s LOVE Series: I first read Tina Reber’s Love Series in the summer of 2012. Her books were good to the last drop and inspired me to love reading again. She was the first author I interviewed in our post Fifty Shades of Grey publishing world! She was part of that very first wave of indie authors who changed history by bringing independently published love stories into the mainstream. I was honored to share breakfast and conversation with her when her self-published books were first republished by Atria Books.

Talking to Laurelin Paige: About FIXED and FREE ME
You might be surprised that this married mom of three girls — ages twelve, nine, and five — is a former music director and choir leader for a Catholic church. While her books may not be a topic for church chat, Laurelin Paige’s writing has clearly been a true blessing for her family. Happily, we have her new book Free Me, to look forward to. Out December 10, it brings to life the love story of one of the characters from the Fixed series and brings us yet another hunky hero in a suit to fall in love with. We sat down to talk with Laurelin about Hudson, Fixed, her new book and all the great things going on in her life.

Talking FOREVER WITH ME with Kristen Proby
We spoke with Kristen about her latest book, saying goodbye to the Montgomery clan, and what’s next on her horizons.

Lauren Blakely On Seductive Nights (And Her Sex Toy CEO)
Scorching, hot love scenes. Sexy, dirty talking alpha men who know how to take a woman to a place she has never been. Characters that are completely intoxicated and consumed with each other. And a healthy dash of sass and humor. Those are just some of the things that readers love about Lauren Blakely’s contemporary erotic romances.

Raine Miller on Hot Fictional Men and THE MUSE
You cannot mention the name Raine Miller without thinking of Ethan Blackstone, the gorgeous, ultra-successful London businessman with a filthy mouth who is not the type to take ‘no’ for an answer. In the age of Fifty Shades of Grey, the hot, dominant, and obsessively protective Blackstone quickly rose to the head of the class as one of the iconic alphas of contemporary erotic romance as the hero in Miller’s bestselling series, The Blackstone Affair. Not bad for a former grade school teacher who began her own journey as a romance reader after picking up her first Barbara Cartland novel, at age 13. Miller admits that her own stories are “edgy enough to turn Ms. Cartland in her grave.” Luckily for her legion of fans, Miller has new hot hero for us.

Chatting with Jack and Jasinda Wilder About Love, Books, and BETA
Jasinda Wilder brought sexy back for women of a certain size in her bestselling Big Girls Do It series. She cracked open our hearts with the emotional, poignant, and gut wrenching love story in Falling Into You. She gave us a good girl with a big problem, a hot movie to help, in Stripped. And she made us all feel the heat–the searing, lusty, jump-your-man, sexual kind–in Alpha. Her newest book, Beta, is a sequel that promises to take us on a hot, sexy, thrilling mystery ride with one of our favorite dominant males, Valentine Roth.

Talking INSIDE OUT with Lisa Renee Jones
Deep secrets, dark eroticism, forbidden sex, romantic suspense, hot alpha men, and an extremely well-crafted story are some of the elements that attracted readers to Lisa Renee Jones’ bestselling “Inside Out” series and have kept them there for three steamy books and seven novellas—thus far. Fans are on the edge of their seats waiting for the fourth full-length novel, No In Between, publishing today. The story begins in the San Francisco art world, and revolves around darkly erotic journals found in an abandoned storage unit. A high school teacher is left with the task of clearing the unit for a friend and becomes obsessed with reading the intimate details of another woman’s life. Concerned about the woman’s well-being, she sets out to find out what happened and in the process assumes the other woman’s identity…

Jasinda Wilder Gets Personal — and Paranormal
We all know Jasinda Wilder as a well-established super star in the world of romance and erotic romance, yet her latest book, DJINN AND TONIC, book two of The Houri Legends series, brings readers into the realm of the paranormal. She weaves very different kind of love stories in this paranormal series, yet these books carry the classic theme of all of Wilder’s books: The healing power of love. We chatted with the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author about her newest book, the series, and her decision to write in this genre.

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