Being really big fans of Nicole Edwards, Brenna and I were so excited to have an opportunity to “talk shop” with her. We are honored to share our interview with her, as well as spotlight her upcoming Erotic novel, Braydon! Check out the deets on her series, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post for your chance to win an e-book copy! (Thank you to Pocket Books!)
Series: Alluring Indulgence, Book #6
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: November 24th, 2014
Braydon Walker has always shared everything with his identical twin brother Brendon—hopes, dreams, career choices, and yes, even women. Known for tag-teaming their love interests in every way imaginable, Braydon is surprised and unnerved when he finds himself wanting to keep their newest lover all to himself. Will the twins’ relationship evolve to fit this new mold, or will Braydon’s desire for independence tear them apart?
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Which do you find the hardest to write, the first or the last line of your novel? Why?
Usually the last line. Mainly because I fear that the story isn’t finished yet and I’m not including something important that the characters want me to. The first line is usually easy for me because I’ve been trying to figure it out in my head for at least a couple of weeks before I start the book.
Which comes first in your writing process, the title, or the content of you story? (Do you always know what your book’s title is going to be?)
The content comes first for me, but the title comes shortly thereafter, sometimes before I even know what the conflict is going to be.
Let’s talk character names. How do you go about selecting names for characters in your book? Do the names you pick have any significance to you, or do you ever feel inspired by a name?
Names are fun for me to pick out. For characters that I dislike, I use names of people that are closest to me. I know that sounds strange, but I couldn’t imagine writing a book about my husband, so in one of my books, I used his name as one of the bad guys. So, if you’re close to me, just know that it’s a possibility that your name is going to be used in that manner, and it’s only because I wouldn’t be able to write a romantic scene and imagine my friends in them. As for main characters, I try for unique names.
How do you plot your books, do you write it down on paper/index cards/etc, or do you write on the fly? Do you ever find that your plot changes as you write, or does it stay pretty close to how you planned it?
I write on the fly. I don’t know what I’d do if I had to write an outline for a book. I tried it once and the story deviated so far from the outline that it was a total waste of time. And yes, the plot has changed on me a couple of times, and I’ve been completely surprised by the twist.
Do you have any authors who inspire you or your writing style? If so, who?
I have plenty of favorite authors. My all-time fave is J.R. Ward. The way she brings to life the characters and the world they live is has always inspired me.
What’s in your “Author Survival Kit”? (Pens, Caffeine, iPods, Prozac?)
My laptop, an endless supply of coffee and music.
Do you have a favorite place to write? Tell us about it!
My office. I find that I have to get into a separate mindset in order to write and I manage to do that in my office better than anywhere else. One wall is painted my favorite color and there are pictures on the walls from book signings I’ve been to – pics with the readers to remind me why I love what I do.
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I truly hope this is something I never have to worry about. I’d like to say I could eat chocolate for the rest of my life, but I find that if we tend to have something for dinner repeatedly (throughout the month), I tend to never want it again.
What is something you never leave home without?
My cell phone. It’s strange because I remember the time before cell phones, but these days, if I don’t have my cell phone on me, I think that means that my car is going to break down or run out of gas or I’ll somehow be stranded without means to get in touch with someone.
What is your favorite movie?
It’s a tie between Grease and Dirty Dancing.
What are 3 words you’d use to describe yourself?
Determined, workaholic, open-minded.
This or That?
Sunrise or Sunset?
Coffee or Tea?
Most definitely coffee. I drink it all day, every day.
Hot or Cold?
Being in Texas, where it is almost always hot, I’d have to say cold.
PC or Mac?
By Land, or by sea?
By land, if at all possible. I’m scared of water.
Half-empty or Half-full?
Autumn or Spring?
Summer or Winter?
E-book or Print Book? (Preferred reading)
E-book. It’s just so much more convenient to have all of my books in one place and the ability to download anything I want at any time.
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