Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This is my first interview with Siren Publishing...Olivia Black

Q: Why the change from writing ménage under Alicia White to writing Man Love under Olivia Black?

A: I love writing ménage, but I’m growing and changing as an author. I felt inspired to write the Silver Bullet series. One day I sat down and mapped out all the characters, describing what they looked like and what their back story was. When I was finished, I sat back and realized that I had almost a dozen books that I needed to write. I immediately opened my laptop and boom the first few books were done. The rest is history, I now write under two pen names.

Q: Do you have a favorite M/M author?

A: I’ve been a huge fan of alternative romance for many years. The names that pop into my head are Carol Lynne, Lynn Hagen, Stormy Glenn, Anitra Lynn McLeod, and AJ Jarrett. I have a collection of their books sitting on my shelf along with many more from other talented authors.

Q: You’ve written a couple of series with other Siren Ménage Everlasting Authors, would you like to collaborate on projects with Siren Man Love Authors as well?

A: I love writing with other authors. The two experiences I’ve had so far have been very rewarding. Writing is generally considered a solitary activity and I like working with others. It would be wonderful to be asked to be a part of a Man Love series.

Q: How do you make the love scenes you write so incredibly hot?

A: I have to be honest, I watch porn. I use the scenes as inspiration and it really does make the scenes in my books hotter!  There is one star that I’m a fan of, Jesse Jackman. I watch everything he stars in and he’s the inspiration for a character in a future book. I’ll let the readers guess which one.

Q: Most of your books are paranormal stories, what attracted you to writing fantasy versus contemporary?

A: I really love shifters, vampires, and other paranormal creatures. The Alpha males that are tough, rough, and animalistic are so much fun to write. When writing fantasy, you can use your imagination and make anything possible. That aspect really gives writers a lot of room to create different, magical worlds.