Interview with Roxanne Rhoads

When did you first start writing?
I think I was born with a pen and notebook in my hands. I don't remember a time when I didn't write.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Flint, MI. Flint and surrounding areas often appear in my fiction. The Vehicle City Vampires series is set in Flint.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I decided to write Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours to help authors get the most out of a tour. I own Bewitching Book Tours and every day authors would have questions for me on what to do, what to I put everything into a book.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Dissatisfaction with the publishing industry- it's all hurry up and wait. I got sick of submitting materials to publishers and then waiting for six months or more for them to decide if they were going to accept it. In six months I can have my materials edited and ready for publication and keep my profits instead of splitting everything with the publisher.
What are you working on next?
I always have multiple projects in the works. I currently am working on Vehicle City Vampires Book two and a novella set in the VCV world. I am also putting together all the short stories and novellas that are set in the VCV world and will be releasing them in one collection.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
TV is my guilty pleasure. I am a TV junkie. My family has a bunch of shows we love- The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Teen Wolf, Arrow, The Flash...

I also love to craft and hunt for vintage treasures.
Who are your favorite authors?
Kim Harrison, Laurell K Hamilton, Jeanniene Frost, Juliet Blackwell, Colleen Gleason, and so very many more. I love to read.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family. They need me and I am determined to do the best for them.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Book blogs
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The very first? No, I grew up with books. My mom read to me straight from the womb. But I do remember the first book that really impacted me. Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice. I found it at a garage sale. I must have been 10 or 11. I devoured it and fell in love with vampires. It set me on a course for my future reading and writing.
Published 2016-01-29.
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Books by This Author

Halloween Surprise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Alcina and Estra are ready to enjoy everything Halloween has to offer them – food, fun, and, most of all – the pleasures of the flesh.
My Demon Valentine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
A Vehicle City Vampires Short Story Elita wants to give her demon boyfriend a Valentine’s Day to remember. Connor was built for giving pleasure but Elita wants to turn the tables on that. This time the pleasure will be all his.
Tasty Christmas Treats
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
It's the night before Christmas Eve and all the naughty elves have been working hard in Kelly's upscale adult boutique. Santa Kelly is exhausted and in desperate need of a night off to spend some quality time with her sexy husband, Marc.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Scarlett’s need for sex is insatiable but in her small town such appetites are frowned upon. She packs up and moves to the big city so she can quench her desires and satisfy her hunger. She never expected to find a man who is her equal.
Naughty in Nature: A Collection of Outdoor Erotica
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,920. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Eight erotic tales of love in the great outdoors. Sexy tales of exhibitionism, voyeurism, and naughty outdoor fun.
Eternal Desire
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,940. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
Halloween in New Orleans, anything can happen…including love and magick. Paranormal researcher Liz Beth's dreams are haunted by a sensual vampire. She arrives in New Orleans the week of Halloween in search of her elusive dream lover, but instead finds a handsome stranger.
Haunting Desire
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
LizBeth has a special talent for seeing and communicating with ghosts but these enchanting ethereals are not cooperating with her, or her vampire boyfriend. Something odd is fueling the raunchy wraiths and they have to discover the power source or risk leaving a customer unsatisfied.
Fangs for the Holidays: A Vehicle City Vampires Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
After spending the day baking holiday goodies Anwyn drops by her vampire boyfriend Galen's home so they can spend some quality time together.
Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
(5.00 from 1 review)
Secrets of Successful Virtual Book Tours will guide you in utilizing the best marketing tool available- a virtual book tour, which can create online exposure for your book, jumpstart your book sales, help build your author brand, and expand your network.
Paranormal Pleasures II Ten More Tales of Supernatural Seduction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,090. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Award winning author Roxanne Rhoads brings you ten more tales of supernatural seduction featuring demonic desires, wanton witches, voluptuous vampires, and ghosts with grave needs… Four brand new, never published short stories have been combined with six previously published, freshly edited tales to give you a collection of hot paranormal erotica you can really sink your fangs into.
Hex and the Single Witch: Vehicle City Vampires Book One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,030. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Hex and the Single Witch contains magick, a little bit of mystery, a lot of supernatural mayhem, and a sexy love triangle that will leave you wanting more.
Paranormal Pleasures: Ten Tales of Supernatural Seduction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,060. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Ten tantalizing, erotic tales of vampires, witches and demons grace the pages of this short story collection by Roxanne Rhoads. Step into the darkness and let these tales tempt and tease to satisfy your paranormal cravings. Eight of Roxanne Rhoads' previous eBook publications appear in this collection, along with two brand new, never before published tales of supernatural love and lust.