Interview with Enid Wilson

What's the story behind your latest book?
I write sexy romance but I have never written BDSM before. Many readers have asked me to write about bondage. I really didn't want my heroine to whip my hero for no reason at all so I came up with the idea of an avenging angel, whipping the hero by mistake and The Angel Sees Grey: Pleasure and Punishment for Mr. Darcy is born.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - for Mr. Darcy's constancy to Elizabeth and her ideal for love
- 1984 by George Orwell - for the chilling idea of Big Brother
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - for the startling idea of conditioning people
- Animal Farm by George Orwell - equality is a difficult ideal to achieve
- Pingzong Xiaying Lu by Liang Yusheng - another passionate hero who loves his lady, despite the divide of their family and political ideal.
Describe your desk
If you are talking about my desk for writing, I don't have a desk for that purpose. I like to lie on the sofa or my bed and have the laptop on my lap when I write.
How do you approach cover design?
I work with several graphic designers. Some of them have read my stories before they start while some work on their designs based on my brief. I usually help the designers to search for cover photos but a lot of the time, the designers have their own visions. I usually insist on a handsome hunk and a feisty woman for the cover. I love a strong woman in my story and cover!
What do you read for pleasure?
Short romance novels, mystery and books about baking. Don't give me a book over 300 pages please!
When did you first start writing?
I started writing part time around late 1980s, as a columnist for a newspaper, writing study tips. After that, I branched out to write travel stories. At work, I wrote marketing and advertising materials. I didn't know I can write romance until I tried writing a drabble for fun a few years ago.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use my laptop mostly, then mobile and finally tablet. I'm addicted to my laptop because of the keyboard.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I think blogging, as the posts are searchable. I can see how many people have read my posts and where they are from. Usually after a few free reads, I can see some increase in book sales.
What are you working on next?
A historical romantic mystery. It doesn't start off as a mystery at first but it travels down that path all by itself!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has increased the reach of my books, especially to B&N, Kobo and iBookstore with very effort on my side so I can concentrate on writing instead. I can see that my historical and modern romance usually sell better at B&N and my quirky romantic suspense and sci fi stories are selling quite well in Kobo and iBookstore. Smashwords help me reach out to different readers with their simple to use website.
Published 2013-12-22.
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Books by This Author

Steamy Darcy Box Set: Sketching His Character and Darcy's Theta Magic
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 69,900. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Sketching His Character (Historical): Elizabeth Bennet can see into the future with a crystal ball. It is a blessing, or is it not? Darcy's Theta Magic (Futuristic): Mr. Darcy has no need for love, but he does needs a wife, fast, since only his quest for Theta magic can save his sister. But who could be courageous and tough enough to endure what he needs to demand from his new wife?  
My Darcy Exhilarates...
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,160. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
What if Mrs. Darcy ran away from home? What if Elizabeth was fit for Bedlam? What if Mr. Darcy did not attend the Meryton Assembly? What if Elizabeth confronted Mr. Bingley about leaving Jane? What if a young maid caused havoc for the Darcys? This collection of seven Regency what-if short stories contains sometimes sexy, sometimes heart warming and sometimes over-the-top ‘pick-me-up’ tales.
The Angel Sees Grey: Pleasure and Punishment for Mr. Darcy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,660. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
An erotic paranormal story that re-paints Jane Austen’s characters in urban fantasy colours. When avenging angel Elizabeth mistakenly whips one honest billionaire Darcy on earth, her boss sent her down from heaven as a punishment to serve Darcy for one earth life. Warning: This title contains explicit sexual content, angels, demons, BDSM. It is not suitable for Jane Austen's purists.
My Darcy Pulsates...
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,660. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Erotica Anthologies
What if Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth met as youngsters? What if Lydia wanted to ensnare Mr. Darcy? What if someone hired a ghost to hurt the Darcys? What if Mr. Darcy became a Lord? What if Elizabeth mistook Darcy of having mistresses? This collection of 16 what if short stories contains sexy, over-the-top "pick-me-up" stories across the historical, fantasy and modern genres.
Close Encounters with a Martian Hunk (Romantic Science Fiction)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,580. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Hunky Martian Eric Dark excels at being calm and collected. However, his first meeting with petite Earth woman Sophia Wilkinson is anything but. Besides being insulted by the cold Martian, Sophia has to endure his suddenly roving hands. What’s wrong with the handsome Martian? Warning: The book contains aliens, ropes, needles and explicit adult content.
The Spinster's Vow: A Spicy Retelling of Mrs. Darcy's Journey to Love
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,770. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
What if Mr. Bennet went missing and the Bennet women had to leave Longbourn? A debauchery at a masquerade forces the couple to marry. Will Elizabeth resent Mr. Darcy’s arrogance? Will she find her father, with his help? This sexy and inventive Pride and Prejudice what-if story takes the perennial favorite in a new direction with captivating plot twists and passionate romance.
My Darcy Vibrates...
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,260. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A Collection of Pride and Prejudice-inspired steamy short stories. What if Darcy was an immortal? What if Mr. Darcy had certain urges? What if Elizabeth professed her feelings to Mr. Darcy first? What if Elizabeth was rumoured to be in love with Mr. Wickham? What if Mr. Darcy’s dead parents intervened?
Bargain with the Devil
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,560. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy learns of the debacle involving Elizabeth Bennet's sister several months after he was rejected by Elizabeth, and volunteers to help find her sister, of his own accord. But what if Miss Elizabeth had requested Mr. Darcy's aid in just a few days after the disastrous proposal at Hunsford, and he was still very angry with her refusal?
Every Savage Can Reproduce: Pride and Prejudice-inspired science fiction
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,110. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
In the futuristic society on Planet Earth, Elizabeth Bennet is accused of luring Fitzwilliam Darcy to an illegal establishment, which leads to their exile deep in the centre of a rebel planet. The subsequent galactic war exposes dark secrets regarding the autocratic Queen Immortal. Will Elizabeth and Darcy discover their love for one another and find their way back to Earth?
Chemical Fusion (Romantic Suspense)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,690. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Billionaire scientist Nathan Dark aims to tick another box in his life plan by finding a wife and settling down. Elissa Young is seeking research opportunities and life experience, intending to experience plenty of both before she will even consider getting married. Will feisty Elissa fall in love with the arrogant nutty professor?
Fire and Cross: Pride and Prejudice with a mysterious twist
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,730. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The combination of a lethal blaze and a garnet cross have ensured that ever since he was a boy, Fitzwilliam Darcy’s future is promised to an unknown lady. With danger looming from a suspected spy, and with murder close at hand, will Mr. Darcy cross paths with Elizabeth Bennet and win her affections? Mr. Darcy’s journey to overcome his pride and find eternal love takes on a mysterious twist.
My Darcy Mutates...
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,390. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
What if Mr. Darcy had a rakish soul? What if old Mr. Darcy was still alive…What if Netherfield Park was haunted? This collection of 14 short stories contains sexy, over-the-top “pick-me-up” stories across the historical, fantasy and modern genres. They are not for the faint-hearted.
Really Angelic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,500. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen mentioned angels several times. What if there were real angels inhabiting England then? Challenged by the intervention of demons and deities, can Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet find the strength to forge their love? Will Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth overcome pride as well as prejudice, and find each other?