Interview with V. R. Avent

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Ha-ha. For some reason, my imagination just loves to run wild, and so I decided to run wild with it—without any restrictions. I love my independence to speak...(write) what I feel, and therefore, becoming an indie author was a no-brainer.
What are you working on next?
I am currently finishing up Dark Light (Dark Paradise, #3), which is the third book of the five book series. I'm also currently on chapter six of a stand alone, TTBD (Title to be determined), but I am leaning more toward the title, Bad Apple.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in our Nation's Capital, Washington, D.C., which is the setting for my books.
When did you first start writing?
Honestly, I think I came from my mother's womb with a pen and pad. As far back as I can remember, I've been writing—whether it's a poem, a song, or whatever that was running wild in my head.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, Lured In (Dark Paradise, #1), is about a businesswoman, Abigail, who is also a single mother that struggles with her dark past. She was more than three years celibate when she meets affluent businessman, Zach, who gives her a real taste of paradise, but has a past of his own. Together, they lust and devour every erotic moment they share.
What is your writing process?
Let my imagination run wild for a couple of days, and then bring them to life.
How do you approach cover design?
I create my own covers and try to put some details about the book on the cover.
Who are your favorite authors?
I like and follow several authors, but only two inspired me enough to become more serious and dedicated to the art of story telling, and they are Sylvain Reynard and Anne Rice (It was her Sleeping Beauty series that really set me on the erotic romance path, and I was only thirteen, fourteen when I first read the series. Can you imagine the sparks it caused upstairs...and down?) I owe what I love doing—writing—to these two amazing individuals, and hope that someday my work will be a work of art just as theirs.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My super, amazing daughter, Zréa, first, and then writing for my readers—I love giving them something nice, special, and steamy to read.
Describe your desk
Is that the thing underneath all of those papers?
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Come on...you know authors write in their sleep. Or is that just me? But really, I have a demanding full-time job as a Health Care Administrator (Somebody has to pay the bills) and an amazing daughter with autism, so when I'm not writing—or writing in my sleep—I'm busy with mommy duties and working.
Published 2013-08-26.
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