What books or stories have you written? Published?
I recently sold my 33rd book! I do a mix of self-publishing and traditional publishing, with Simon & Schuster/Pocket, Ellora’s Cave, Wild Rose Press, Cleis Press, Pengin/Berkley Heat and Entangled Publishing.
Twelve books are coming out in 2013 – two trilogies from Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint (the Enslaved Trilogy and the Pulse Trilogy), one from Entangled (I think it will be this year, at least, LOL), four anthologies featuring my erotic short stories from Cleis Press and one self-published book. I have a full list of my books on my website.
But I’m really excited right now because Enslaved, the first book in the Enslaved Trilogy from Simon & Schuster, is out April 8!
Can you tell us a little about your books? What are they about?
I write mainly erotic romance, and within that, mainly BDSM erotic romance. This is the blurb for Enslaved. I actually didn’t write this blurb…my publisher did. But I love it because it really encapsulates what Enslaved is about.
From a red-hot erotica writer comes an original e-book—a sensual romp across the playgrounds of the unbelievably rich and extremely sexy.
Elisabeth Anderson has seen Trevor and his friends at the infamous Manhattan BDSM club WhipperSnapper, where everyone calls them the BAD Boys, for “Billionaire Arrogant Doms.” The BAD Boys—Trevor Brooks, Marc Wilde and Roman Chase—are aptly named; they’ve made money hand over fist due to their aggressive investing at the Brooks Wilde Chase Fund. These guys are so rich they can get away with anything, or so the rumors go.
Trevor gives Elisabeth full reign of his estate in Westchester, letting her do as she pleases. He has only two rules. Rule One: she must obey and submit to him while she is living in his house. Rule Two: always answer the blue cell phone. She’s happy to oblige because being with Trevor makes her want to obey, to love him the way he seems to be falling for her. But Elisabeth’s never been good at being the quiet sub; she’s feisty and gets off on the punishments more than she does by pleasing Trevor.
Elizabeth can’t submit to Trevor the way he needs her to, so his friend and business partner (and fellow BAD Boy) Roman takes her in hand. But love triangles can have sharp edges…and somebody’s bound to get hurt.
Is there any advice you have been given that you could give to a young up-and-coming writer?
Keep writing and working on your craft. Read every book you can find on writing, marketing and publishing. And if you’re trying to get an agent, don’t stop after a few rejections. It takes time to find the perfect agent for you and your book.
If you want to write erotica, I have a non-fiction book that I edited entitled How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors. If you’re interested in self-publishing, you can download a FREE pdf of my anthology Successful Self-Publishing: How We Do It (And How You Can Too) on the website I co-founded!
About Shoshanna Evers
Critically acclaimed author Shoshanna Evers has written dozens of sexy stories including Amazon erotica bestseller Overheated. Her work has been featured in Best Bondage Erotica 2012 and Best Bondage Erotica 2013, the Penguin/Berkley Heat anthology Agony/Ecstasy, and numerous erotic BDSM novellas including Chastity Belt and Punishing the Art Thief from Ellora’s Cave Publishing.
The non-fiction anthology Shoshanna Evers edited and contributed to, How To Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors, is a #1 bestseller in the Authorship, Erotica Writing Reference and Romance Writing categories.
Her BDSM erotic romance The Enslaved Trilogy releases April 8 from Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint.