Interview with Brielle Harlow

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend time reading! I also enjoy cooking healthy, whole, non-processed foods, walking the nature trail near my house and doing hair.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have loved writing since I was a little girl. I always wanted to write a book and I would write poems, songs and short stories in my free time. One day a friend suggested I give it a try. I had never even heard of it before so it was big news to me. It a fantastic opportunity for people to share their passion of reading and writing.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life I guess. Some times a day in bed is nice but the rest of the time I'd rather be up doing something. How much life can I fit into my days if I spend them all in bed? : )
What is your writing process?
It depends what I'm writing. Some stories I simply think of a scenario and create people to live in it. Other stories start with a feeling like love or fear that I wish to explore or share. For example, I'm working on a coming of age story which is non-erotic because I want to share my experiences and lessons learned with my nieces.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I honestly can't remember the very first story I read but I do remember falling in love with The Secret Garden when I was in second grade. We read it in school and then watched the movie. I still don't know why it has always stayed with me. To this day I love reading books set in England especially the English countryside. Book by authors like Philippa Gregory, Daphne Du Maurier and Victoria Holt.
How do you approach cover design?
Since I am starting out I make my own. It was very hard for me at first. I do enjoy it though. I love anything that allows me to be creative. I usually base the cover on something in the story.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy would have to be the journey from nothing to something. I feel that I will also really enjoy reaching people and having them enjoy my work. Being new I don't have fans yet but I hope to gain some and get to know them. I'd love open dialogue with my readers so I can grow and get better at what I love doing.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on so many things. I have a lot in the works right now. For erotic fiction I'm working on compilations of short stories in many themes. I'm also planning a more thought out fantasy style story like my Let the Dogs Gather series. For regular fiction I'm working on a coming of age story and also a southern Gothic novel. I'm a big fan of novels in the south like the YaYa series.
Who are your favorite authors?
Victoria Holt, Philippa Gregory, Daphne Du Maurier, Leila Meacham, Margret George, Rebecca Wells...there are so many I love!
Published 2014-02-19.
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Books by This Author

Good Girls
Series: Say Please, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
After a wild night a out the handsome Tyler awakens forbidden desires in Elizabeth and tonight he is coming back over for round two. Elizabeth can't forget the naughty things he made her do or the taste of Callie on her tongue. Unable to escape the thought that Callie knows and that she liked it Elizabeth is eager to see where tonight will lead.
Suck the Poison Up
Series: Let the Dogs Gather, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » General
Fallon leaves her home to join the handsome Cassius and his clan of Guardians. Not all is what it seems though when Fallon finds herself bound and tied in the woods naked, for anyone's taking. Her heart might belong to Cassius but who will win her virginity? Disclaimer: Some explicit content
Let the Dogs Gather; A Wolf In My Bed
Series: Let the Dogs Gather, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Fallon and Sarah grew up as close as sisters but one summer changed everything. When Fallon witnessed Sarah being ravaged by a group of men and enjoying herself, she knew nothing would ever be the same. Fallon didn't know how right she was until she encountered a tongue delving into her deepest parts and most hidden desires a year later.. finding out her night time lover is a werewolf in disguise.
Dallas after Dark
Price: Free! Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Ramona's always been a good little girl. All work and no play. That is, until her job leads her in a new direction--directing up and coming rock stars to their next gig. And the rock stars aren't the only ones coming. Everything in Dallas is better after dark, and Ramona soon finds that musicians are better with their hands and tongues than she had ever thought. Which rock star will Ramona choose?
Say Please; Part One
Series: Say Please, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Callie and Lizzy are two young roommates. They don't have a lot in common, except when it comes time to play. Both girls love to get dressed up and let it all hang out, and the bigger the audience the better. After one wild night out, Lizzy brings home a good looking stranger, and winds up with a lot more than she bargained for. Including a taste of Lizzy.