Interview with author E.M. Denning

E.M. Denning is an erotica romance writer. Her debut into the publishing world was with her novella, Revenge. Her second publication is Little Love on the Prairie, which has received great reviews. Also, continue reading to be the FIRST to learn about her newest book coming out this year. You guys will get a sneak peak preview at the blurb.

 

About E.M.  Denning: I’ve always hated these introduction things. I never know what to say. I like cats and coffee and cheese. I live in the same small town that I was born in and have met two people in my life who were born on the exact same day I was. You can call me Em.

 

 

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Selene’s been running for four years. Now, with nowhere left to turn, she goes back to the place she’s been avoiding. At her former home in Black Creek, her stepfather welcomes her with open arms, but will another man hurt her? Clint spent four years trying to forget her. When she shows up out of the blue, it feels too good to be true. He’s reluctant to open up to Selene and welcome her home, convinced she’s going to run again, but he’s determined to protect himself. Even though she swears she’s back where she belongs, Clint senses that something is still bothering her. Will she open up to him, or will she pack her bags and run again?

What pushed you to dive into erotic fiction?

I was actually given a friendly nudge by an erotic writing friend of mine. She waltzed into a writing group we’re both in and suggested that we start writing erotica. I decided to give it a go. I was at a place in my writing where I was feeling really stuck. Everything I tried to write felt like an uphill battle. When I started writing erotica, it just came natural to me…well, most of it. The dirty bits are the parts where I struggle the most, to be honest.

What do you think makes erotic fiction so popular?

I don’t think it’s about the sex. Okay, so I don’t think it’s all about the sex. I think people yearn for happiness. We love happily ever afters. We love watching people fight and fuck and fall in love. We’re all a little bit voyeuristic in that regard.

Your first published erotic book was, Revenge, can you share with us what Revenge is about?

Revenge was great fun to write. It plays with the “what if you had a one night stand and then found out he was your stepbrother?” idea.

Between writing Revenge and Little Love on the Prairie, what have you learned writing erotic fiction?

I’ve learned that the scenes that take the longest for me to write are the sex scenes. I learned that you can’t please everyone, so just worry about pleasing yourself.

Though our society is heavily influenced sexually, the ability to have proper discussions seems to lack. Do you think erotic books help open the discussions for sexual communication more?

Oh, certainly. If anything in our society shouldn’t be taboo, it’s sex. Sex is not only normal, it’s healthy. If people can sit around and discuss the relationship dynamics of Twilight for ten years, then there’s no reason why people shouldn’t discuss the relationship and sexual dynamics in novels like Fifty Shades of Grey or the Beyond Series by Kit Rocha (my fave, by the way)

Can you tell us about Little Love on the Prairie?

Little Love on The Prairie is a second chance romance. Selene’s life has been going sideways ever since she left Black Creek. She goes back and at first she’s unsure if she’s going to stay, or even if she’s welcome, but it isn’t long before her feeling for Clint resurface.

On the heels of a horrific break up, Summer is looking forward to having a couple months at home to lick her wounds. After a run-in with her ex leaves her reeling, she does something she’s never done before—has a one-night stand. Hunter watched Mitch treat Summer like crap for months, so he was relieved when they broke up for good. Even better was when she invited him to her dorm room the night before they left campus for the summer. The morning after comes with a surprise neither of them saw coming—Summer has a new stepbrother.

On the heels of a horrific break up, Summer is looking forward to having a couple months at home to lick her wounds. After a run-in with her ex leaves her reeling, she does something she’s never done before—has a one-night stand. Hunter watched Mitch treat Summer like crap for months, so he was relieved when they broke up for good. Even better was when she invited him to her dorm room the night before they left campus for the summer. The morning after comes with a surprise neither of them saw coming—Summer has a new stepbrother.

When writing sex scenes, do you have any guidelines you try to follow?

I try to change it up, to make it spicy and different. I aim to have both people having as much fun as possible. I want my characters to have great sex.

What helps you write the sex scenes? 

Sometimes I seek out inspiration on Tumblr. There’s some amazingly hot gifs on Tumblr. *fans self*

What’s an important tip you’ve learned or can offer those writing erotic fiction?

Writers are always warned about avoiding repetition. But the dirty words are like dialogue tags. Feel free to use them as often as you like. For the most part, they disappear and readers don’t notice.

What are you currently working? 

Right now I’m working on a book that I can’t actually talk about. I mean, I could, but I really don’t want to until it’s finished. I think I’m at the midway point. What I can tell you is that I’m working on the 2nd standalone in the Black Creek Chronicles. Hooked will hopefully come out some time in 2016 and is about Ridge, Clint’s best friend and his tumultuous relationship with the girl of his dreams, Carmen. I’m also editing a book that is due out on March 4th. Boomerang will by my third book with Forever More Publishing. You don’t want to miss it.

Because I’m nice, this is the blurb. It’s never gone online before now, so you’re getting it first.

Boomerang

 

Eli and Violet haven’t got along well in the year their parents have been married, so it’s good they don’t see each other often. After an averted disaster, sparks fly and now Violet can’t get Eli off her mind.

Violet only has to avoid him for thirty more days, then she’ll be safely back at college and can focus her energy on her studies. But Eli isn’t so easily ignored. Eventually, passion flares and they both give into temptation. Only one question remains when it’s over–

What do you do when the one person you can’t get over is the one person you’re not supposed to be with?

 

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Revenge Book Links:

Amazon USAmazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Kobo |

All Romance Ebooks | Smashwords | Bookstrand | Itunes | B&N

Little Love on The Prairie Book Links:

Amazon US | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Kobo |

All Romance Ebooks | Bookstrand | Smashwords | Goodreads

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