Your latest/current work: The Prophecy Unfolds ( Dragon Queen)
Date: Autumn / Fall release
Publisher: Self Published via Createspace and Kindle
Facebook author page https://www.facebook.com/ScarlettFlame2?ref=hl
Website Still under construction http://www.scarlettflame.com/
Tell us about your Latest Book/Book about to be released? Release Date? And can you give us a teaser?
This is the first in a series of books based on the Steampunk world of Syros. The series is Dragon Queen.
Syros is a planet set in a distant galaxy and the heroine of the series Alex, is kidnapped from Earth and taken there via a magical portal.
This is a paranormal erotic urban romance. There are dragons, dragon riders, werewolves, magicians alongside of the many other fantastical beings and creatures. Be ready to set foot aboard airships and fly with dragons.
What other books/short stories have you written?
My debut novel is a collection of short erotic adventures. Bound for Passion: Erotic Love Stories, and is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and good bookstores to order.
Do you publish in e-book, print, or both?
All my books (apart from the two anthologies I have given stories to ) are available in both paperback and e-book, and will also soon be available in audiobook form.
Where can readers find your books?
Barnes & Noble, Amazon and by order from numerous book stores such as Waterstones in the UK
What do you think are the biggest challenges for the type of writing that you do?
I think it is being accepted as a serious author.
How did you get started in writing?
I began writing secretly and spoke of my manuscript to author friends I had on twitter. I was then encouraged to set up a blog and to develop a persono. I was helped by a number of other writers in choosing my pen name.
Where and How can readers get in touch with you?
Readers can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tsu, Goodreads and I have an author page on Amazon
So with your latest work released/or being released, what comes next? What can we expect from you in the future
The synopsis to the follow up to Bound for Passion is all ready for me to pick up where the first book left off continuing the adventures begun by the characters in the first book in the series “Passion”
How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?
Quite a lot of my personality comes through in my writing. My heroines tend to have auburn /red hair and blue eyes – like myself. They also tend to have a bit of an off the wall sense of humour, like I do.
Do you have a set schedule for writing or do you just go with the flow?
I really just go with the flow to be honest but I am hoping to set up a schedule to help me meet deadlines.
What is your routine once you start writing a book?
I generally have an idea or synopsis in my head and I always write my books in longhand first of all.
I have lists of words that I want to use and as I edit I put them in the margins. I then go back through what I have written and use them.
What about you in general? What is it that makes you tick? Makes you you? Things you like to do and what prompted you into writing?
I have been a Jack of all trades over the years from working in an office, being a dental nurse, through to being a qualified Children's Nurse and Health Visitor. Giving me considerable life experience. Over that time my hobbies have been varied too. From horses /horse riding to being an amateur competitive bodybuilder.
This rich tapestry has given ideas for my writing and as I enjoy reading erotica felt that I might be able to write a decent story or two. I have an extremely eclectic taste in reading from fantasy, horror, thrillers to erotica.
Among your own books, have you a favourite book? Favourite Hero or Heroine?
I am enjoying writing the steampunk series as Steampunk is a bit of a passion of mine and I wear steampunk clothing when I can to events.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I am hoping that I will still be writing and that my writing will have improved exponentially, and with luck I can make a living from my writing full time.
What kind of research do you when writing one of your works?
I have two degree modules in research from my nurse training, so as you can imagine I believe that good research is vital. Be it from making sure the erotic scenes I write are actually physically possible, to the minutae of how an airship / dirigible works.
What does your significant other think of your writing?
He was extremely shocked when he read my first story but impressed by it nonetheless.
Do you ever ask them for advice or ideas to go into your works?
I have a vast array of friends including Dominants, sub, switches and Dommes whose brains I pick when I need help with ideas. Also readers and other authors help too at times.
Have you ever experienced Writer's Block? If so how did you work through it?
I split from my significant other for about 18 months and in that time found it very difficult to write. We recently got back together and the writing is flowing nicely now.
Who are some of your favourite authors to read?
I love J R R Tolkien, Dean Koontz, and Anne Rice but I also just as likely to read other Indie authors works too.
Anything else you'd like to tell our readers?
I also write a blog, and on my blog I do a vast array of writings such as interviews, gig reviews, book reviews and other items. I hope maybe you will visit and see that there is something for everyone on there.
Lastly do you have any words of encouragement for unpublished writers?
Yes. Don't give up and accept advice from other authors, writers and poets. Read a variety of genres also, you don't know where your inspiration will come from.