Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Author Interview - Amelia James aka Trashy Writer Feb 2 - 5

Today we welcome our trashy friend.. oops Amelia James, Author of Erotica. LOL We jest because Amelia's mind is always in the gutter. And with this guttural imagination she writes very sexy books! Before we get to the Q&As, here's a little bit about Amelia. BTW, there's a giveaway from Amelia. The details are below!

Amelia James started reading steamy romance novels in junior high, but her mom took them away from her, so she started daydreaming instead. After she got married, she wrote some of her naughtier daydreams down and sent them to Playgirl magazine. Two of them got published.  She kept daydreaming and writing stories until her dirty stories turned into trashy books.

She lives in Colorado, but she’ll always be a loyal Wisconsin Cheesehead. When she’s not lusting after her next bad boy hero, she looks for inspiration in sci-fi and action movies, football players, bloodsucking lawyers, muscle cars, and kick-butt chicks.

Really though, Amelia is very sweet. (making up for the joke up there - she may get the crop after us!) We met her through Twitter and we retweet for each other. One great way authors help each other to get our name and books out there.

Help us give her a warm welcome!

Brenda & Steve: Amelia, welcome to our blog! We’re so excited you could join us for a chat. When did you first decide to submit your work to be published? Tell us what or who encouraged you to take this big step.

Amelia: The first time I submitted anything to be published was when I read some of Playgirl Magazine’s reader fantasy stories. I knew I could write something just as good or better. I sent in three stories and two of them got published—one as fantasy of the month. (Halloween Treats. It’s on my blog.) Ten years and dozens of unpublished steamy short stories later, I started writing Tell Me You Want Me as a short story, but the characters had a lot of story to tell, so I turned it into my first romance novel. I loved it and I didn’t want it to go unread like all my other stories so I self-published it last March.

Brenda & Steve: Please tell us a little about your new release, Consuming Him, without giving too much of a spoiler away.

Amelia: I released my erotic short story, Consuming Him last Halloween because it’s a dark sexy romp. Dark turns me on. Wow. Trapped in a dark house she doesn’t remember, Lily flees the monster pursuing her. But as her memories return, she realizes he isn’t the one to be feared…she is. Jonathan wants Lily. He wants his freedom, but he’s torn between his desire to escape and the monstrous lust holding him prisoner between her thighs. It’s available free on Smashwords.

His face was hidden by shadows…I felt his muscular chest rise and fall as if it was pressed hard against mine. I have felt it before. I watched him watching me…. I knew what he would do when he caught me. Why did I want him to catch me?

Trapped in a dark house she doesn’t remember, Lily flees the monster pursuing her. But as her memories return, she realizes he isn’t the one to be feared…she is.

Jonathan wants Lily. He wants his freedom, but he’s torn between his desire to escape and the monstrous lust holding him prisoner between her thighs.

Blood. Sex. Darkness. Fear. There is no escape for either of them. And the only way Lily will survive is by surrendering to her hunger and Consuming Him.

Brenda & Steve: Plus another of your latest releases Tell Me You Want Me . Actually you've been quite busy this year! Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?

Amelia: Oh yes. Characters drive my stories so I have to know who they are before I can write. Parts of their personality will develop along the way, but for the most part, I know them well before I start typing.

Brenda & Steve: How much research do you do for your books? Have you found any cool tidbits in your research?

Amelia: Not as much as I should, I’m sure. I write romance and erotica, relationships and sex so I draw heavily on my own experiences. (No, I’m not confessing anything.) But through my, ahem, research I learned to never drip candle wax in the same place twice. Ouch.

Brenda & Steve: What is your writing process? Do you outline, write by the seat of your pants (Pantser) or a combination of both?

Amelia: I do a little of both. I write a very basic outline so I know where I’m going, but I rarely know how I’m going to get there. That’s half the fun. 

Brenda & Steve: Just like us. We create an outline, then we become pantsers prior ti deadline. Do you write full time? What did you do before you became a writer or still do?

Amelia: I am a full-time writer, a full-time mom, and a part-time domestic goddess. (I say part-time because the dust bunnies under my bed are organizing a revolt.) I had a lot of dead-end, mind-numbing day jobs that aren’t worth mentioning.

Brenda & Steve: Do you have a ritual when it comes to writing? Example….get coffee, blanket, paper, pen, laptop and a comfy place.

Amelia: I must have quiet and a comfy place for my laptop. A good night’s sleep helps too. I’m a morning person so I write before baby and husband get up.

Brenda & Steve: Describe a typical writing day for you.

Amelia: I get up between 5 and 6 am seven days a week, and if I’m lucky, I have until 8 am to write. That’s it. The baby takes a nap at lunch, but I can’t count on it, and I’m worn out after she goes to bed, so early morning is my only writing time.

Brenda & Steve: Please give us a sneak peek at your future books. What’s on the horizon?

Amelia: I just finished the first draft of an erotic short story collection, Her Twisted Pleasures. It’s a series of stories about three (yes, 3) people and their twisted relationship with each other. I plan to submit it to a few indie publishers, so I’m hoping it’ll be available by the end of this year. I also have ideas for some romance novels related to the stories.

Brenda & Steve: What is your favorite genre to read and who is your favorite author?

Amelia: I love historical romance, especially Scottish. Men in kilts! Some of my favorite authors are Kinley MacGregor, Karen Marie Moning, and Theresa Mederios.

Brenda & Steve: Is there anything else you would like to tell the readers we have not touched on?

Amelia: I say I write trashy romance novels with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek. Yes, there’s a lot of sex in my books, but that’s what I like reading so that’s what I like writing. I don’t believe romance novels are trashy, and I don’t believe sex is dirty (anymore).

Brenda & Steve: Where can the readers learn more about you and find your books on the web?
 On my Blog, Facebook Fan page and Twitter.
Brenda & Steve: Amelia, thank you so much for visiting with us this week. It's going to be fun!

Readers, Amelia is giving away a book in eBook format from her back list to one lucky commenter. That's right winner's choice! Be sure to leave your email address in your comment. This helps us to easily contact the winner.
You can also find Amelia on Smashwords,  Goodreads and on Facebook
Her books on Amazon, B&N and Smashwords.


“I can give you exactly what you’re asking for, Janie, and I can give it to you all night long.” 

Their first kiss is impulsive, fun, a little wicked—everything Jane Elliot isn’t looking for in a man—but desperately needs.  Their second kiss is slow, deliberate, an instant connection—everything Austin Sinclair never had with a woman—and doesn’t want.

Jane isn’t the easy conquest Austin’s used to.  She’s a stubborn-as-hell bookworm who’s more interested in studying than dating.  She needs a little—no—a lot of fun in her life, and Austin’s just the guy who can give it to her.  Too bad she thinks love should easy. Too bad Austin knows it isn’t. 

Everybody told her to stay away from the heartbreaker, but Jane knows there’s more to Austin than full-body contact kisses and bad boy charm.  All he ever promised her was a good time and wow, does he ever deliver….

“Tell me what you want, Janie.” 

How could she tell him what she wanted?  She wanted to be naked under his hands.  She wanted to feel his mouth on her bare skin, but she couldn’t say the words.  Not yet.  “More,” she whispered. 

He barely heard her.  “More what?”

“More.”  She couldn’t explain.  “Bad things.”

Austin laughed and unhooked her bra with one hand, pushing it out of his way.  His mouth closed over one nipple while his fingers stroked the other one.  So pretty, so soft, so much better than he imagined.  So.  Very.  Good.

Jane forgot about feeling nervous.  She forgot about feeling awkward.  She forgot about everything except feeling his touch, his kiss, his flickering tongue.  Her body ached all over, wanting more, needing more, especially the hot wet place between her legs.  Could she tell him that?  She didn’t need to.  His hand left her breast to stroke her thighs, sliding between them and up until he rubbed the place she needed him the most.  But her nipple needed him too.  “I wish you had more hands,” she groaned.

Austin laughed, his brain too overloaded to think of a clever reply.  But he didn’t want to think.  He wanted to kiss, and lick, and touch, and kiss her all over again.  No thinking necessary.  “Oh Janie, you turn me on so much.”  He kissed her mouth, his tongue teasing hers.

He lifted his head and looked at her half-naked and sprawled out in his lap, eyes closed, cheeks flushed.  She was the most erotic thing he’d ever seen.  “You’re so damn sexy.”  He watched her face as he unbuttoned her jeans.  She held her breath.  He slowly slid the zipper down.  She opened her eyes and looked at him.  “More?” he asked.



  1. Hi Trashy!!! *hugs* I love hearing about your books and that more are cumming! Darn it, I wasn't gonna do that today! *wink* Congrats on the releases and may your sales touch the stars, hon! Muah! Wanted to stop in and say! *waving to Brenda while I grope Master Steve* Have fun this week, these two are a blast!

  2. Hi Tonya! I'm glad I left you wanting more. ;) Ugh, too early in the morning to be clever.

    Hi Brenda and Steve! Thank you for having me. ;)


  3. Hey :)

    Ohhhh....sounds like a fab read for when I'm on the bus to college lol! I've never read your novellas before but...I'm very interested in them now! *giggles* Defo have to get them on my kindle

    Congrats on the releases! :D



  4. Hi Michelle!

    Both my romance novels, Tell Me You Want Me and Secret Storm, take place in college. I hope you enjoy them!


  5. Hi Michelle! Thanks for stopping by all the way from UK!
    I read "Consuming Him" last night. It was a good short read. It's fast pace and sexy, and thrilling at times.
    Tonya, Steve likes when you grope; you know better! LOL
    Amelia, thanks again for visiting with us this week! I look forward to reading more of your books. ~Brenda

  6. Congratulations Michelle for winning! I have emailed Amelia and she will contact you for your choice of book from her back list.

    Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to follow Amelia and our blogs for updates and fun things for readers! ~Brenda