Interview with Iris Deorre

When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was seventeen. It was a real good place for me to write my thoughts and escape into my imagination. I loved the fact that I could create characters and make them do what I wanted them to do.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book which is due to be published end of August is the second series to the Ivy, Sophia and Stefano vampire series. The question is, can vampire's go to heaven? I was inspired to write this story because there is a lot of condemnation about what is good or what is bad. People tend to judge same sex relationships and because I was raised going to church I always felt that you had to be a certain way to gain God's approval. But now that I'm older I don't feel this is the case. So I decided to write about how vampires can get a chance to redemption and how the heroine, Ivy, overcomes her own judgement about her self about loving a woman who is a vampire. It's fiction and has some juicy erotic scenes!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Even though I got positive feedback from publishers, I didn't feel as though I was going anywhere and I had to wait months just for a pat on the back. I wanted my stories out there, I wanted people to read them and so I started writing some of my stories on my blog and got some good feedback from them. Then one day I was thinking of ways to get my books published without a publisher. I came across a blog that mentioned Smashwords and from there I began to do further research. I've never looked back since. I've learned to just jump in and learn along the way, it's the best experience.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I love Smashwords! At the beginning I struggled with the formatting. It took me a while to finally figure it out but once I did, I just began to format my work the way they wanted it right from the start. So each time I start a story, I make sure it's already formatted. Smashwords has got me into many retailers that I wouldn't have been able to get into on my own. I'm able to make books free, which I can't do at most retailers, I can generate a coupon for promotions, so Smashwords has really helped me expand in many ways.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a short BDSM story. Woke up with the idea one morning. I've decided to work on adding more short stories to my list of books so you'll be seeing a lot more of them.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love Stephen King, Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights, Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now, Rhonda Bryne. I love any author who moves me, excites me, sends me on a trip to a far away land, manages to arouse me. To be honest I love many many authors who can make me think, enjoy and escape!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life inspires me. Seeing another day, my daughter, my dog, my family, my friends, this is what inspires me to get up every morning. Sometimes very early in the morning I lie down and just listen to the birds tweet. It's beautiful. Life is a gift and each day I embrace it and do as much as I can.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I read quite a bit but when I don't know what to read I choose books randomly or by reviews. I don't mean I just choose books with glowing reviews. I also choose books that don't have great reviews because to me a review is a matter of opinion. I love to make up my own mind about books.
Who is your role model
My mum. She's a strong independent woman who worked hard for what she's got. I admire the things she did for us as a family. Because of her I've became a strong and very independent woman too. I love the way she's raised her family on her own, working and getting an education, she's the woman I look up too.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yep, it was about a girl who had super natural powers to see the dead. It wasn't very good even though I think the story was great. I wrote it on my very first computer but I have no idea what I did with the floppy disk that had the story. Floppy disk hey, those were the days!
Published 2013-08-27.
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Books by This Author

Extreme Pleasure
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Mister Roberts is toxic! He gets what he wants, does what he wants and says what he wants. And he wants Ava. Ava, newly appointed attorney freshly out of university is willing to please Mister Roberts in every way possible. He’s just the kind of man you can’t say no to. He’s sexy, gorgeous and has deep pockets! He’s also a bad, bad boy! And not just any bad boy! But the darkest of them all.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Erotica » Interracial
Have you ever fallen in love with a stranger? Have you ever just fallen into his arms no questions asked? Forty year old Hazel, mum of one did just that. One day she was struggling with her new washing machine, the next day she was in the arms of a sexy stranger.
The Prophecy (Ivy, Sophia & Stefano vampire series)#2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,110. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
In this second series to the Ivy, Sophia and Stefano vampire series; the question is, can vampires go to heaven? It was always believed that vampire’s souls were condemned to hell but that has all changed with the arrival of Ivy. She is the one who can help reverse this, the one who could change all that but is it that simple?
Fighting For Her (Ivy, Sophia & Stefano Vampire Series, #1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Does she love men or does she love women? Could she become a singer or is that just a dream? Are there vampires or is it a myth? It was a story parents told their children passed down from generation to generation. By the time twenty two year old Ivy had heard the stories they no longer felt real. Vampires didn’t exist or did they?
Finding Love Again
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,520. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Robyn and Ethan are soul mates; they’ve been together since university. They promised each other that they would always be there for each other until Robyn is involved in an accident that leaves her blind, changing the status quo.
Unfailing Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,750. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Erotica » Interracial
The final part o the Eden, Jude and Spencer story! If only life was so simple. Fall in love, get married and live happily ever after, at least in Eden’s world it’s not that simple. New challenges confront her and at times the voice of doubt creeps into her mind but it isn’t until something tragic happens that Eden begins to see just how lucky she is.
So This Is Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,930. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Eden has made her choice but it isn’t as simple as that. Even though she thinks she knows what she wants, she had failed to consider what the other party wanted. Spencer is crazy in love with Eden to the point of it becoming an obsession. And Jude may be young but he is wise beyond his years.
Complicated Love (The Eden,Jude & Spencer story, #1)
Price: Free! Words: 25,310. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Erotica » Interracial
Eden is carrying a secret so dark she feels the need to pay for it by never falling in love again. Only her friend Olivia since school years knows the whole story. Eden believes that she doesn’t deserve love but one night on an evening out Eden bumps into Jude, a man fifteen years younger than she is. The man who might change her mind.
Just for one Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Interracial, Fiction » Erotica » General
Lilly was an A student and the perfect child any parent could have. She never broke the rules nor had she dared to. But one day after a long day at the labs where she works, she is tempted to spend one night with James.Lilly knows that it won’t go beyond one night but being with James just for that one night frees her from an image she’s had of herself for a long time.
The Birth
Series: A New Breed, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,960. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Second in the series to A New Breed. Aiden and Jack's love for each other has grown but their relationship is not an easy one. A baby is born and she's to be the saviour or the destroyer of the future. They have to combine what they have and do the best they can defeat David before he can poison the child’s mind to destroy the world as they now it.
The Man I Used to Be
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,870. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Craig is a player; he collects girl’s numbers like trophies. It’s fun for him, it makes him feel like the ‘Man’ until the day he meets Papaya.
The Trouble with Love is...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,050. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Sydney and Phoebe are having relationship trouble. Things had been great for years up until Ryan Scott arrived on the scene.
Lessons with my Yoga instructor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Jessica's boyfriend has done a runner on her and she doesn't know where to turn until Skye shows up in her life.
A New Breed
Series: A New Breed, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 24,630. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Jack and David have a plan. Recreate their kind and take over the human race as they know it. With their plans set, Jack takes up a job as a lecturer at a local university in West Yorkshire. His goal; to get close to and impregnate Victoria who is the only woman to have untainted blood and is a thorough bred of their kind.