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Playing Games is a lesbian erotica novel featuring a love triangle, tell us a bit about it and how you came up with the idea.
Playing Games is a lesbian love triangle in which Ronnie, a stud, is caught between love and lust. On one hand she has a young feisty fem by the name of Kenni. On the other hand lust from a beautiful older woman is throwing itself at her in the most provocative way. What's a young stud to do but play the game and see who wins?
I can remember the exact moment Playing Games was wrote into life. I was flipping through a Black Expressions, I think that was the name, catalog and I read a description of this book about two gay men in an abusive relationship. I was like, ooh I'm going to flip this. I will make it about lesbians and have the fem as the aggressor. Well, a few pages into writing that the characters took over and started a plot of their own.
Tell us a bit about Ronnie, what makes her such a compelling lead character? What are her flaws and strengths?
Ronnie is such a compelling character because she is rough around the edges but at the same time fiercely loyal and can be sweet. She's a product of her environment and upbringing. Her mother was an abusive alcoholic which led to her being a hustler and a hothead that makes rash decisions. Ronnie and her friends own a club together but Ronnie still wants to make her own way on her own. I think Ronnie is so come simply because my readers has either had a friend that was rough around the edges and to others may have seemed harsh but you knew differently or you were that person.
Why do you feel she has such a hard time deciding between Kenni and the older woman? is it all about playing the field or does she find some element of her self worth with both?
It's not that Ronnie has a hard time deciding between the two women. It's more so a defensive mechanism or you can call it playing the field. She loves Kenni, no doubt, however, she also doesn't want to be hurt or be vulnerable. So, the best way to get over one is to get under another.
There's some comparisons to stories like Romeo and Juliet, do you like hearing those references for Playing Games? How would you say they compare and contrast?
Honestly, it's a really nice gesture, but I really don't like it. There is only one comparison between the two with the rest in contrast.
Tell us a little about the upcoming sequel, Player's Ball, how have things turned out after the events of the first book?
Players Ball is the fan demanded sequel of Playing Games. It's chocked full of tantalizing sexual prowess and comedic drama with a release date of 9-12-15. The ebook is available for preorder.
Life is short and T saw first-hand how playing games can be hazardous to one's health. However, a charming, polished, witty, and not to mention handsome stud such as T has always juggled a team of women to handle her any and every sexual desire. So, what could one woman honestly do for a player that multiple can't?
What other books do you think we can expect to see from you in the next couple years?
As of right now definitely expect another book in this series. There may be more because the characters are all clamoring to tell their own story. Other than that I have over fifty books started and more ideas coming every day. Expect me to be a genre chameleon with time. I will not be defined only as a lesbian erotic author. Erotic yes but I will definitely add more tags.
You've also got a lot going on in your regular life, working with the developmentally disabled and playing semi-professional football with the Cincinnati Sizzle, do you ever draw some of your writing from your everyday life?
Yes, a lot of inspiration comes from my everyday life. F.O.E. is an acronym I crowned for my family of friends meaning family over everything. Foe, family doesn't always mean you're blood related. Your foe is the people you know you can count on without a doubt and they will do everything in their power to help you. This acronym is introduced in Players Ball.
What drew you into writing erotica? What do you love about the genre and the themes you've used for your books so far? Which readers do you hope will enjoy your books the most?
Nothing really drew me into writing erotica. I love everything about sex from doing it, to talking, reading, writing about it. No, I take that back, when I read Zane's Sex Chronicles I was like yes, I can do that too. I love the creative wordplay that is necessary when you write erotica. You can't use the same old boring words. You have to get the right word to fit in the sentence, make sense, and convey meaning/intention even if it's a uncommon word used the right way sexually comprehension will dawn. Themes? The list is endless within erotica, I love it especially the S&M. In my novels I've been scratching the lesbian surface. Ronnie was a touch me not or butcher stud in Playing Games. In Players Ball, T is an all around freak.