One of the next books on the TBR list is Vices/Virtues by Beatrice DeSoprontu. It sounds like a great book for the beach or anywhere that you can steal a few moments of alone time. It be a little bit naughty. Anyone who is not opposed to a more risque, then you can find the book at the link above.
If you would like to know more about Ms. DeSoprontu then the following interview might be for you.
Where would you like to travel next?
India, though that is a pretty big subcontinent, so perhaps I should narrow that down. Maybe Mumbai, I could change careers and become a Bollywood star. (see question #4)
What was the first thing that you remember writing?
Like all small children I wrote pictorial books, aka graffiti on my living room walls. It wasn’t my late teens that I tried writing short stories. One called “The Kaleidoscope Hurts My Eyes” is about three different mixed-race people living intersecting lives.
Do you have a bucket list?
No, I like to live without thinking about death too much.
Should there be an age limit on changing careers?
Absolutely not! People are always growing and in doing so are apt to follow new careers.
What are the top 5 things people should do when visiting New York City?
Go to the Bronx to the more authentic “Little Italy” (and “Little Albania”) on Arthur Ave.
Go to Queens to feast on the best Chinese food in New York in Flushing Queens.
Go to Brooklyn, check out Grand Army Plaza and Lebanese cuisine on Atlantic
Go to Staten Island to visit the Richmond Town Village.
Go to Manhattan and check out a little known place called Times Square
Is there a secret to writing good erotica?
Avoid the word “throbbing” at all costs!
How did you decide to write erotica?
VICES/VIRTUES is literary fiction, that delves into issues of race, class and religion, like all literary fiction the story is character driven. Of course, there is quite a bit of the erotic thrown in mix (the main character is a professional dominatrix after all) but that is just the icing on the cake, so to speak. (See chapter 1 “Gluttony”)
What is your favorite movie?
Lawrence of Arabia – that man liked to put out fires with his fingers, very odd!
What do you want people to know about you?
My artistic goal is to write entertaining stories that leave the reader pondering issues in new ways.