Interview with Justus Roux

Published 2015-06-01.
When did you first start writing?
I have dabbled with writing since I was sixteen, mostly poetry back then. When I was in my mid-twenties I began writing bedtime stories for my children. I really got serious about my writing when I wrote my first erotic romance novel "My Master", that was over ten years ago when erotic romance didn't really have it's own genre yet.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The plot for "Guilty Pleasure" just popped into my head while I was listening to the song "Guilty Pleasure" by Gone for Days. I was on my treadmill at the time and heard this song, then the storyline started to form in my head. My husband question how a storyline involving a serial killer just came to me out of nowhere. And I explain to him that is how most of my storylines come to me. I will be listening to music and boom, the beginnings of a plot starts taking form.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The freedom of it. I can write about anything I want to without having to worry if it fits into a publisher's guidelines. I have been published by a couple of mid-cap publishers, and while the editors I worked with were very easy to work with and I did learn something from the experience, I still enjoy the freedom of knowing when and where my book will be published.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love to create, hell I need to create. The most satisfying thing about writing is hearing back from readers who have read your work and really enjoyed the story.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love my fans! They motivate me to keep on writing.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on "Say Love" it's the 31st book in my Master Series.
Who are your favorite authors?
Christine Feehan, Sherrilyn Kenyon just to name a few. I love reading in my different genres.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I remember it very clearly because it was a bedtime story for my daughter. "Jasmine and the Dragon." She loved dragons at the time so I had her and a dragon named Duncan go on an adventure. She loved the story so much she brought it to her preschool and the teacher read it for the kids in the class.
What is your writing process?
When a storyline is beginning in my head the first thing I do is start picking names for my characters. After that I write down what the characters look like etc. Then I make some sort of outline to get the gist of the story down. I wait until that first line of the book pops into my head, after that the story takes off. Most of the time I don't end up following the outline I created because once the characters start interacting with each other they often change the storyline. I finished the rough draft of the story then I let it sit for a couple of weeks so I can step back from it. After the two weeks I read the rough draft, I add scenes or delete scenes then the creative process ends and the editing process begins. The final step in my editing process before I send it off to my proofreader is that I have this computer program that will read the story back to me. Listening to my book being read to me really helps to pick out awkward sentences and missed words.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love my Kindle.
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Series: Master Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,380. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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The whole community was shaken to its core by Liam’s Master suicide. Autumn needed to help Liam out of his despair, seeing him so broken was tearing her apart. Plus, watching her twin brother try to mend his heart and be strong for his submissives only added to everything. She wanted to be there for everyone she loved, but being pulled in so many directions was beginning to unravel everything.
In My Blood
Series: Master Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,810. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Garrett’s training was almost complete and soon he would be named Master. He was eager to start this new part of his lifestyle. Master Brutus was never going to hand over Bree until Garrett had proven himself worthy of her. Garrett was falling deeper in love with Master Lash, which was only going to lead to heartbreak because Lash was already in a long-term relationship.
Hold On Tight
Series: Master Series, Book 37. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,530. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Autumn had always been the cautious one, while her twin brother Garrett never seemed afraid to dive right into anything. Autumn was eager to work with Lara, then she saw Lara’s Master. She remembered his beautiful grey eyes. She also remembered his title, the Master of Pain. Being around him evoke feelings in her that she didn’t understand.
Series: Master Series, Book 36. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Garrett needed to be dominant, yet his biological father was widely known in the BDSM world as the Master of Pleasure. To add to this imbroglio, Garrett thinks he might be falling in love with Master Lash, the man who is going to train him to be a Master. The cherry on top of it all, the man his biological father helped put in prison eighteen years ago was getting released soon.
Come With Me
Series: Master Series, Book 35. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,950. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Master Mato couldn’t believe Tao chose him over Master Drake. After all Drake was the paragon of Masterhood. Yet, there she was standing on his doorstep looking so vulnerable. She wanted to be his and he was going to do everything he could to deserve the honor of being her Master. “Come With Me” is another exciting addition to Justus Roux’s Master Series.
Lucky Ones
Series: Master Series, Book 34. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 52,480. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Angelique was so wrapped up in trying to get the biggest piece of Dante’s heart that she forgot that her submissives need her love and guidance. Dante has evolved as a Master, but not as a husband. When Angelique walks away from him, he realizes he may just lose the woman who is his other half.
Stitch by Stitch
Series: Master Series, Book 33. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,100. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Master Dante for the first time in his life feels the need to change. He acquired Lara from Master Griffin because this woman intrigued him. He had no idea just how much this woman was about to change his life. Trying to deny his need for Lara pushes him to his limits and threatens to unravel all his defenses stitch by painful stitch.
Wicked Ones
Series: Master Series, Book 32. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,060. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Lara has loved Liam for many years and when she finally gets the courage to tell him how she feels he tells her he is exploring the BDSM lifestyle and that he is bisexual. Lara accepts Master Griffin's offer to be his female submissive to be close to Liam. She too is curious about the BDSM lifestyle. Master Griffin may be more than she bargained for.
Say Love
Series: Master Series, Book 31. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,690. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Master Griffin is anything but subtle. When he wants something he finds a way to get it, and he wanted Liam. Griffin knows he will have to be careful with training Liam or he runs the risk of Liam bolting. Master Griffin is now the co-head Master of Master Xanthos’ BDSM community. He has plans for Master Xanthos’ prestigious community.
Master Series Volume Seven
Series: Master Series. Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 166,340. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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