Sacha Lasalle

Biography

Sacha Lasalle spent much of her formative years writing, enamored with the English language—due to the influence of those around her and their love for the written word—but never with aspirations of being an author.

She has had the good fortune of traveling (and continues to do so), hot air ballooning, dropping into a canyon on a small Asian island, walking the streets of Tallinn and making lifelong connections. Other interests include being a voracious reader (at times), films, the human body, life experiences and how we arrive at our own personal philosophies.

Sacha currently finds pleasure in exploring the human landscape--flaws and all--and what it means to write erotic fiction.

Published works include The Mammoth Book of Urban Erotic Confessions and The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica Vol 13 (Release January 2015).

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
It's actually different from story to story, but the biggest impact that I've found is wordcount. If I'm writing a novel—which sometimes skirts on the edge of a novella, depending on whose wordcount you run with—then I spend more time outlining and plotting certain parts. I have an idea of the start and often the end, but how the characters get from a to b is sometimes not so clear. If inspiration hits, I will write scenes out of order. Sometimes the characters write their own story, and I'm just along for the ride.

For short pieces (2K-4K), my ideal process is to write them in one sitting. They often have a momentum of their own. If I don't manage to finish a piece in one sitting, it may remain that way for a long time. I'm guilty of having quite a few of those around.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
To be honest, not really. I've always been a prolific reader, and I was taught to read from a young age, much to the annoyance of some of my teachers. I continued that trend up until late high school, and now I do it short bursts. I honestly enjoy being a reader as much as I enjoy writing.
I read across a wide range of genres, and like films, sometimes I just want to be along for the ride and other times I want to be challenged. If a book resonates with me, I never forget it. There'll be specific details that will haunt me, and those are often the only books and I can go back and read again.
As a child I had a fondness for The Faraway Tree, and I'll always remember reading The Elenium Series and The Time Master Trilogy (and subsequent books). Sadly both David Eddings and Louise Cooper passed away in 2009. Both were fantasy writers, which is obviously a far cry from what I currently write.
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Where to find Sacha Lasalle online


Books

Spartan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,150. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Natasha Bond's tight rein over her life is challenged when she meets potential client, Alexander Winter. Natasha succumbs to their mutual burning desire, but their motivations are very different. Alexander is determined to get his way, but will it be enough?

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