Interview with Tory Richards

When did you first start writing?
I was ten years old when I remember saying to myself that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. At that tender age I began writing short stories on notebook paper, before graduating to a manual typewriter at the age of thirteen.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
For one I'm a control freak. As I saw more and more authors going that route I thought it would be cool to give it a try. I love being able to control everything about my book from the cover, to the release date, pricing, and everything in between.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to share my stories.
What do your fans mean to you?
The fans are everything. I especially like when they write me, and I get to know them on a personal level. Most of them are very sweet, and will help make your book a success by spreading the news in their groups. I just finished my first trilogy because of my fans. After I wrote A Perfect Fit they wrote and asked me to write books for the other two brothers that were in A Perfect Fit. Surrender to Desire and Burning Hunger are the results.
What are you working on next?
That's always a hard question to answer because I usually have several projects in the works. Lately though I've been working on a short erotic romance, Happy Birthday Baby. I'm planning on submitting this one to a publisher.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My two-year-old grandson comes busting into my bedroom every morning and says, "hi!" Then he runs over to the bed with his little arms up so I can lift him into bed. He snuggles down between me and his sister for about two minutes, and then he's up again. He's a character. I watch him four days a week while his parents work. His older sister is in 2nd grade this year.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Mostly with my family. I live with my daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren. My soul-mate of 17 years passed away in 2012 so I retired from Disney, and moved in with them. I have my own woman-cave in the house where I can retreat when I need quiet time. I have a few close friends that I'll meet once in a while for lunch or dinner.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I vaguely remember that it was a romance about a race-car driver, who died in the end. Was about ten hand written pages long.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Rosemary Rogers, Sweet Savage Love! I was sixteen. I was shocked at some of the things she'd written about, and the vulgar language used, but it showed me that I could take my writing so much farther than I had up to that point.
Describe your desk
LOL, okay. It's a rocker recliner and a lap top. Oh, and I usually have at least 3 of my 4 cats somewhere on or around me at all times.
Published 2013-08-28.
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Books by This Author

One Night Only
Pre-release—available May 29, 2017. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,350. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Adult
It's Lana's birthday and she’s looking for a night filled with excitement, hopefully in the arms of the sexy male dancer at the nightclub she frequents. Joe's wanted Lana ever since the first time she’d walked into his bar, and if he has his way, it will be for more than just one night.
What He Wants
Pre-release—available April 20, 2017. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Book 3 after Phantom Riders MC and No Mercy. Stand alone romance! Big John...club enforcer. He's big and scary and he sets his sights on Daisy the instant he locks eyes on the curvy beauty. Daisy...she's grown strong and independent since leaving an abusive marriage, but nothing prepares her for the hulking, sexy biker who's determined to claim her!
Wild Surrender
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,350. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Thomas is new to the rural area. He needed a change from the hectic big city, and the pressures of being on the swat team. A little peace and quiet to reflect on what he wants in life, and maybe find someone to share it with along the way. He never expected to find his perfect match in the form of one sexy little animal lover. From the moment they meet their attraction is hot & out of control!
No Mercy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,660. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Rock’s the VP of Phantom Riders MC. Dangerous. Unpredictable. Ruthless. A killer who’ll stop at nothing to keep what’s his. Allie had given Rock her virginity, and then moved away when she got pregnant. Club trouble doesn't stop him from showing up at her door seven years later, demanding his son, and claiming her.
Hers to Claim
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 15,780. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Lilly has been in love with her brother’s best friend Blake for years. She lost her virginity to the oil driller on her eighteenth birthday, only to wake the next morning to find him gone. But now he’s back for her brother’s wedding. Unable to resist one another, they take up where they left off. As the two rediscover their passion for each other, nothing and nowhere is off-limits!
Carnal Hunger
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,720. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Straight out of prison and into the president's chair of the Mad Dogs' MC! VD's set for taking the reins but he's not ready for the impact one curvy little brunette has on his libido the second they lock eyes. It's instant, it’s hot and it’s consuming! It's the forever after kind of shit he's not looking for, especially when the trouble heading the club's way threatens to rip them apart.
His Possession
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 46,310. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Raze is a member of the Wreckers MC, sentenced for a crime he didn’t commit, all because of the lies of his best friend’s little sister. New evidence proves him innocent, and once he’s released he’s determined to find the woman responsible. It didn’t matter that he’d wanted her for the better part of a decade. Rosa’s betrayal cost him three years of freedom and he wants retribution.
Phantom Riders MC - Hawk
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,960. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Ultimate betrayal leaves Hawk, the president of an outlaw motorcycle club, distrustful and hating women. He only wants them for one thing now, and once he’s satisfied his animal urges he casts them aside without a second thought. But then Audra shows up, threatening his club and his way of life, and Hawk has to decide to turn the sexy, pint-sized package of trouble loose, or claim her for his own.
Dirty Surrender
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,850. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
With only fantasies of his sexy new neighbor to warm his bed at night, Reid knows he has to stay away from Alexis until his dangerous undercover assignment is over. But when a cold-blooded initiation to prove he’s trustworthy forces him to involve her, nothing can keep him from claiming her.
Hands-On
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20,490. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Ivy and Jake were lovers until Jake’s scheming brother interfered. Three months after they part ways, a theft against Jake’s logging company brings them back together. Ivy’s brother is the culprit and she’s desperate to keep him out of jail. She offers Jake a payment plan—but he has other ideas on how she can pay the debt. Jake misses Ivy and he figures a weekend of sex will cure his hunger.
All the Right Moves
Price: Free! Words: 67,720. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
After discovering one of her patients dead in her office, Doctor Annie McCall finds herself on the run for her life. Detective Marshall Thomas isn't afraid to break the rules and offers her refuge. The only problem is who'll protect Annie from him?
A Soldier's Promise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,860. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Keeping promises is important to Ryan, but keeping his promise to his younger brother David will be hard. David’s final wish is for Ryan to watch over his wife and daughter, but Ryan’s been in love with Shannon for years. This holiday season, Ryan will learn he can keep his promise and still have his heart’s desire.
Obsession
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,450. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Family reunions are best avoided, especially if you’re the ex. Sammy was just going to say hi to a few people and leave early. When her ex-brother-in-law, John shows up looking successful and sexy, passion burns hot and anything goes, except love . . . Or is she wrong?
Dark Menace MC - Stone
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,030. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Rachel offers herself to Stone, the president of an outlaw motorcycle club, as collateral for her family's debt, and becomes the target of a rival motorcycle club. Wildman, president of the Red Devils, wants her, but so does Stone--and he'll do whatever it takes to protect her from the evil bastard who calls himself her step-father.
Big, Black and Beautiful
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,820. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Interracial, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00)
Shelly's brother is away fighting war, and asks his best friend Tony to look out for her while he's gone. That means Tony needs to be on his best behavior, and hands off for them both. But Tony is big, black and beautiful, and Shelly's had her eyes on the sexy ex-Marine for a long time.
Dangerous Surrender
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,520. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Would you give yourself to a stranger? Gwendolyn Myers never thought about it until she runs into Marcus 'Bowie' Ford at the Pink Pussy. A run-down hotel at the edge of town. She's on the run, but one taste of the sexy biker convinces Gwen that her running days might be over!
Wild Marauders MC Lynch
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,520. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When a prospect kidnaps Kat thinking that she's a doctor, she finds herself under the protection of the club president. Their attraction is instant and hot and it isn't long before they're burning up the sheets. But when she steals his Harley to escape Lynch has no choice but to follow club rules and deal out punishment. Tempers erupt, passions explode, and punishment becomes the sweetest ecstasy!
The Cowboy Way
Price: Free! Words: 60,050. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Arson, murder, an escaped convict intent on revenge, and a scorned ex-lover complicate the lives of a rancher's daughter, and the foreman who wants her for his own.
SEAL of Approval
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,900. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
After ten years of sacrificing everything for his country as a Navy SEAL, Bishop is looking for salvation, and something more permanent in his life. Angel, a pretty kindergarten teacher, thinks she's just what he needs. Their chemistry is instant, and explosive, only Bishop has trouble letting go of his commitment to his country. It's up to Angel to prove there's room for her in his life.
Someone to Love Me
Price: Free! Words: 63,970. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The Alaskan wilderness is the backdrop for this story about two strangers who find themselves stranded in a cabin for the winter. Both are tortured souls struggling to go on in life, only to discover survival can be found in each other's arms. Previously published
Wicked Desire
Price: Free! Words: 71,830. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Maggie and Matt are running for different reasons. He's a sexy small-town sheriff, she's a pretty lady trouble seems to follow. What can go wrong in the small Maine town they call home? Oh yeah, Maggie's abusive ex-husband escapes from prison and is stalking her!
Out of Control
Price: Free! Words: 68,090. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Logan Knight is recuperating from a fire that killed his two best friends. Libby Turner is on a mission to keep her beloved grandmother out of an assisted living facility. From the moment the two meet, sparks fly and they can't keep their hands off each other. Can they stick to their plan of keeping their relationship strictly sexual or do they give in to the love that claims their hearts?
Touch Me
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,140. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Interracial, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Attention please! If you've read Up in Flames by Tory Richards you may want to pass on this interracial version of the same story. Rachel has had a crush on her boss for three years. As far as she knows the millionaire architect is oblivious to her. Trapped in an elevator when the power goes out, the truth comes out in one steamy episode designed to take Rachel's mind off being claustrophobic.
Nothing but Trouble
Price: Free! Words: 52,100. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A senator arranges for his daughter, Sophie to be kidnapped on the eve of her wedding. She turns out to be more trouble than her abductor, Brent, anticipated. Spirited and resourceful, he has his hands full. In the meantime, their intense attraction to each other only adds further complications. Previously released
Kiss Me
Price: Free! Words: 62,040. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
Two years after Emma’s divorce she’s looking forward to settling into a quiet life in her new condo at the lake. But thanks to her match making sister she’s running into Stratton’s sexy small town detective at every turn. The last thing Mike’s looking for is a relationship to complicate his busy life, and tells Emma as much. So, if that’s the case, why can’t keep his hands off her?
Scent of a Wolf's Mate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,920. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Accepting a job as a wildlife veterinarian at the Savage Hills Wolf Sanctuary is Serena's dream job. Finding out she's the mate of Savage Hill's alpha werewolf turns her world as she knows it upside down. Trying to resist the sexy man is impossible. She's in heat, and he's more than ready to claim what's his.
The Mating Ritual
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,830. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
(4.00)
Toni, a woman on the run for her life, finds safety with the descendants of a legendary creature living deep in the mountains. An ancient mating ritual with their leader, Cormac, protects her from being claimed and mated by the other males. She gradually falls for him, but can she give up her old way of life to stay with him in the mountains?
The Evans Brothers Trilogy
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 76,150. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
The Evans brothers have a lot in common. But the hottest, sexiest thing they have going for them is that they are identical triplets. The thirty-something year old bachelors from Texas aren't looking for love, but when they meet the women who tame, and then claim them, it's final, and forever.
Burning Hunger
Series: The Evans Brothers Trilogy, Book #3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,470. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
(4.00)
They say opposites attract but Val and Chaz are equals when it comes to the bedroom. Neither are strangers to one-night stands, and partying hard, but all that’s in the past. Now they’re ready for something more fulfilling. They come together out of necessity, and soon give in to temptation. They know how the game is played, and what the outcome will be. Only this time, will it be different?
Bishop's Angel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,800. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
(4.50)
After ten years of sacrificing everything for his country as a Navy SEAL, Bishop is looking for salvation, and something more permanent in his life. Angel, a pretty teacher, thinks she's just what he needs. Their chemistry is instant, and explosive, only Bishop has trouble letting go of his commitment to his country. It's up to Angel to prove there's room for her in his life.
Surrender to Desire
Series: The Evans Brothers Trilogy, Book #2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,400. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
(4.75)
Callie thought her man troubles were over when she accepts work at the Evans ranch. Until Blade Evans rescues her out of a tree and she winds up in his arms, and his bed. Against her will she starts to fall for the handsome cowboy. Then begins to wonder, as his new housekeeper, is she just a convenient outlet for his sexual urges? Or does he feel the same way about her?
A Perfect Fit
Series: The Evans Brothers Trilogy, Book #1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,100. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
(4.38)
Marissa Lambert is furious her agent hired a security agency to protect her. Just because two plus-size models have turned up dead doesn’t mean she’s at risk. Besides, she can take care of herself! Beau Evans owns Evans Security. The moment he watches Marissa sashay down the runway, he gets a serious itch that doesn't go away. Once they succumb to the lust in their blood there's no turning back.
Up in Flames
Price: Free! Words: 10,690. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
(4.67)
Rachel Masters has had a crush on her sexy boss for three years. As far as she knows the millionaire architect is oblivious to her, walking past her desk every morning with barely a nod in her direction. But when the power goes out and they're trapped in an elevator, the truth comes out in one steamy episode designed to take Rachel's mind off being claustrophobic.