This week we are spotlighting author Erika Reed. Her book “Her Second Chance at Love” is releasing on January 23 from Siren Publishing. You can buy it here!
About Erika: Erika Reed lives in Southern California with her husband and two beautiful daughters. When Erika isn’t writing, she likes to read and spend time with her family and friends.
Visit her at: http://www.facebook.com/erika.r.author
And now, the Naughty Ever After Interview with Erika Reed:
NEA: What genre(s) do you write and why?
Erika: I enjoy writing Contemporary Romance.
NEA: What was the last book you read and what did you think of it?
Erika: You are going to think I am just saying this because of your interview, but I just got done reading Clifftop Fantasies by Cassidy Alexander. (:-) Thanks!) I really enjoyed how the character Allie converted the house willed to her by her deceased father into a BDSM Bed & Breakfast. Allie and her two lovers wanted a place where couples could come, relax and be themselves aside from their day to day lives.
NEA: Where did you grow up and how does it affect your worldview?
Erika: Growing up and living in Southern California, I like to think of myself as a open-minded person.
NEA: What is your philosophy about relationships?
Erika: I have been married to a wonderful man for 16 years. I am not against same sex marriages or poly marriages. I feel that it doesn’t matter who you love, as much as it is about how you love.
NEA: Where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?
Erika: Oh, that’s an easy one. I would live in the Bahamas in one of those huts that sits over the water. I love the sun and sand.
NEA: Do your characters talk to you?
Erika: Yes, I believe that my characters tell me what to say. They want me to tell their story and to make sure that they have a happy ending.
NEA: Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Erika: I am constantly writing and rewriting my rough drafts. Sometimes it takes me three chapters before I can move on with the story. I never know where the story will go.
NEA: What is your favorite thing in the world to do?
Erika: I enjoy spending the summers at the Colorado River, soaking up the sun, watching my family and friends playing on the Sea Doo’s and boats while on the water.
NEA: Would you rather have a motorcycle, sailboat, horse, or big-screen tv?
Erika: Can I hold on to my big-screen tv, while riding on the back of my motorcycle, heading to my sailboat, to sail away to the Bahamas? *wink*
NEA: What was the best job (other than writing) that you’ve ever had?
Erika: I am a poker dealer here in California at a local Indian Casino. This has been my favorite job by far. Sitting at a poker table three days a week, you tend to accumulate some interesting stories and meet some fascinating people.