Author Interview: T.L. Andersen

Meet T.L. Andersen!

Andersen is a Secret Cravings author, writing primarily contemporary/medieval romance.  She has a few books under her belt.  Check out her books, The Sorceress of Savon and The Woodcutter King of Muladin. You can check her out via FB or Tuesday Tales as well.


1.  When did you start writing?

I’ve been writing since I could figure out that I could put words together to make a story. My Mom has stories I’ve written since kindergarten.

2.  What’s harder to write, a beginning or an end?

It’s harder for me to write the beginning. I can always tie up everything in a neat little bow. I have a hard time getting a story off the ground that catches a reader’s attention.

3.  What is the best passage you have ever written?

From The Sorceress of Savon.

“Do not tell me my fate, my lady. My fate belongs to me. It is my fate. And my fate intertwined with yours when our son was conceived in your womb. Our fate is joined together and will wrap around our son’s when he is born. And my fate is not to be king. It is to love you. Where you go, I will be. You are all I have wanted all my life. Now that I have you I will not let you go.”

4.  What is your advice to newbie authors?

Never give up. Even when it seems pointless and it seems all you are doing is spinning your wheels, never stop believing in yourself. This has been the most amazing journey and I can honestly say I have loved every little bit of it.

5.  Who is your favorite character?

Without a doubt it is Sloan O’Riley. He is the most dimensional, most intriguing character I’ve written. He is the character that lives in my head. His original model was my grandfather so I think a little piece of my grandpa lives in him.

Keep an eye out for Andersen’s Black Irish, a romance you’ll definitely want to snag a copy of.  It’s due out in May, its two sequels coming out in August and November.

Come back next week to see who my next interview will be with!  It’s someone I can’t wait for you to meet!  She’s one of my favorite ladies and I know you’re gonna love her too! 

Author Interview: Chantel C

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Chantel C.  Her short On Her Knees will be FREE on February 8th and 9th so snag a copy for yourself!  Go here, to pick one up.


1.  Where do you find inspiration for your writing?

Life, pictures, random thoughts as I try to fall asleep.  🙂

2.  What do you love most about writing erotica?

I love erotica because it allows me to write things I long to do. It’s fantasy, but there’s the possibility of it becoming real. I’ve found a lot of freedom in writing in this genre, as it allows me to develop a better understanding of my sexuality.

3.  Any tips for writing a great sex scene?

This sounds stupid, but writing what you’d feel is my tip. Showing the reader how the characters are feeling things both physically and emotionally as the act is occurring puts them in the
scene.

In this example, I write what her mouth feels like on his skin and how the emotions trigger a certain response.

Her tongue teasing along his shaft sent a spiral of sensations along his spine that flashed like lightning in his mind. He locked his knees before they buckled as her lips brushed over the tip.

It  was the desire mixing with love in her eyes that tightened his chest. Unknown feelings he’d buried deep bubbled up from his gut, and he clenched his jaw to keep from crying out.  But the silky feel of her mouth around him, drawing him deep into lovely heat that shorted his brain.

Long before he was ready, he was releasing his essence into her hungry lips.

4.  When did you start writing?

I’ve been a long time journaler, writing stories along with how my day went. Writing didn’t become a serious passion until a year or year and a half ago. I hadn’t written in a long time and then someone put up a prompt and I caught the bug.

5.  What is your advice for other writers?

Keep at it. It’ll be tempting when people criticize your writing, you get a bad review, or you make a mistake in the publishing process to quit. Keep at it and one of these times you’ll get it right.

6.  Do you have new releases coming soon?

I’m working on a compilation of short stories (10-15 stories from 500 to 25,000 words each) tilted Discover Me that I’m hoping to self-publish to Amazon on March. The stories are all erotic or erotic romances, cover topics like spanking and D/s, and span a couple genres. I’m hoping to give readers more of a taste of my writing style.