Hope your weekend is going well. I’m very excited to be joined here today by the lovely Casey Sheridan – and since I’m on the nosey side (hey, it comes with the writer territory!) I get to ask all about her, and her latest release, Number 69.
Casey: Thanks, Shelli, for having me on your blog today!
I like to write erotic, fun, and romantic fiction. I’m an introvert and a chocolate lover, but I also like reading and watching movies. I love animals and I volunteer to care for feral/outdoor kitty pals. And this month (Oct 1-31), I’m donating all my book royalties to Alley Cat Allies to help educate others about feral cats and the things they can do to help make their lives happy and healthy.
Aww, well that’s definitely a cause close to my heart, my own little furbaby was found abandoned as a stray – though you’d never guess it from the attitude these days 🙂
Was there a specific moment where you first knew that you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve been writing since I was just a kid and I used to daydream about being a famous author, or famous musician, or famous actor. Since I’m terrified of being the center of attention, musician and actor were not an option. I didn’t really take writing seriously until later in life when I wrote a short story and submitted it. Even though it was rejected, I was inspired to keep going.
Ooh, could have been talking to a famous actress instead 😉 Do you have a particular writing routine, or any special rituals?
I know many authors like to write with music playing, but for me, I need it to be as quiet as possible. Not completely dead silent, but not noisy either. Music and television distract me. I end up dancing around my living room if music is playing. Lol
Otherwise, my routine is to have my laptop, a bottle of water, and my dictionary, thesaurus, and Emotional Thesaurus nearby and I can write all day.
Hehe, I have a similar problem, people laugh when I tell them I have to have ‘just in the middle’ tv, not too bad, but too good as then I get caught up in it! Tell us about the genre you write in, and what drew you to it.
I write erotica and erotic romance, or erotica with romance. What drew me to it was the challenge of writing it and writing it well. Many people say writing is easy, and I guess it really is, but writing well, developing three dimensional characters, describing the setting, and having a plot that flows are all hard things to do. Writing a sex scene, and writing it well, is even more difficult. I like that challenge. I love being absorbed in the process of writing.
Are there any particular authors or books that have really inspired you?
When I first started writing seriously, author Shelli Stevens was a big inspiration for me. I read everything of hers.
There’s also author Eden Baylee. I love her work especially her latest mysteries/thrillers such as Stranger at Sunset, A Snake in Paradise, and Seal of a Monk.
Of course, classic authors like Jane Austen, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Edgar Allen Poe.
Oh, I do love some classic literature – am a huge Austenite 🙂 What five things could you never do without?
1) My cat, Cecil (or any of the cats, really) 2) Chocolate 3) My laptop 4) Electricity. How else am I going to charge my laptop? 5) Pen and paper (that counts as one, right?)
Of course, I think they have to be included together 😉 So, tell us a bit about your new release.
Number 69 is an erotic romance and it’s about how Melodie meets the mysterious man holding the remote to her vibrating panties.
Wow, okay, that definitely brings some interesting scenarios to mind! Where did your inspiration for it come from?
When a fellow author entered her short story into a contest, one of the prizes was a pair of vibrating panties. That got me asking myself all sorts of “What if” questions such as, what if they had a remote control? What if someone else had the remote? And so on.
It’s certainly an… intriguing concept 😉 What did you find most enjoyable about writing it?
I loved envisioning the hotel where the match making party takes place. Mentally walking through it and seeing what my character was seeing was a lot of fun.
What was the hardest part about writing it?
The ending. I always have a hard time with endings.
Me too – I hate saying having to wave goodbye to my characters. Speaking of which, who’s your favourite character in it? (I know, I know, favouritism!)
This is a bit unorthodox, but my favorite character in the book is Cecil, the cat. Yes, I put my cat in the book. He’s in the first chapter, so, of course, he’s my favorite character.
Aww, so you’re now going to have a famous kitty as well! So, sum up for us – why should we run out and buy it right now?
Number 69 is a fun read and I think it has delightful characters (especially Cecil – lol). It’s not your typical erotic romance. Also, like I mentioned before, my book royalties for this month are being donated to help kitties. So, if you buy the book, you’re helping me help kitties to live happier and healthier lives.
So, a fun, erotic adventure and you’re helping save cat lives. I think I’m sold 🙂 Thanks so much for joining us today.
Hope you’ve all enjoyed chatting to Casey as much as I have, and if you want to get hold of her new release, Number 69, (and don’t forget it’s helping Alley Cat Allies charity) then read on for the details 🙂
A matchmaking party was not Melodie’s idea of fun, and wearing vibrating panties was just plain weird. Or was it?
Should she go to the party? After all, she just might meet Mr. Right. And if he doesn’t show, she has the vibrating panties to keep things interesting.
If you want to get your hands on a copy, the buy links are here:
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B012PUMMMG
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B012PUMMMG
Barnes & Noble: www.barnesandnoble.com/w/number-69-casey-sheridan/1108565608
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