Eve Savage is an author from a sister chapter of RWA in Omaha. She is currently the chapter President and she’s a whole lot of fun. She has offered to send a free copy of her latest book “Ice Cream, You Scream” by Kat Alexis, to one lucky winner. (It’s an erotic novella so you have to be 18 years old to participate. Void where prohibited. The odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. Contest ends Monday September 14th at midnight.) Just comment on my post that you would like to be included in this free drawing and the author will send it to the lucky winner in one of the following formats, adobe.pdf, mobipocket and microsoft e-reader.
Now let’s meet Eve:
Virginia: Where are you from?
Eve: I was born in Arizona, but grew up in England and San Antonia, Texas thanks to the USAF. I’ve travelled the world and think there is nothing better than to experience new cultures.
Virginia: How long have you written?
Eve: I’ve written my entire life: mostly poetry and short stories. I started writing novels in high school. They featured my friends and our fantasy guys.
Virginia: What do you write?
Eve: I write everything from contemporary erotic romance to near-futuristic erotic thrillers. I’ve also got a contemporary medical I’m working on as well as a new idea from an Agatha Christie-esque mystery. As well as a historical set in the 1860’s. Basically, I write whatever I fell like at any given time. I write by myself as Eve Savage and with my best friend as Kat Alexis.
Virginia: Tell us a little about your publisher and agent.
Eve: I’m currently published with Ellora’s Cave and The Wild Rose Press. EC is the foremost electronic and print publisher of erotic romance. The Wild Rose Press is a wonderful company started by my friend Ronda Penders. They are both every writer-friendly and I’m thrilled to write for both houses. I don’t have an agent yet, but I have been looking and two agents have requested samples of my work.
Virginia: How many books have you published so far?
Eve: I have two books published under the name Eve Savage “Out of Control and Wicked in Walesand four written as Kat Alexis with my best friend Allie Standifer, “Candy-Coated Passion, Berry Bliss, Ice Cream, You Scream, and Set Me Up.
Virginia: What is your writing day like?
Eve: I wish I could say I get up, get the children to school then sit down for eight hours of work but it just doesn’t work that way in my world. I write when I can and where I can.
In the summer while I’m trying to entertain my children, I take a notebook to the pool or skate rink and write longhand then transcribe it into my laptop.
During the school year, I write some during the day, but mostly at night when the house is settle down. I always write with music on. I know some people prefer silence but I can’t work that way.
Strangely enough I also get a ton of work done while my husband watches sporting events or Professional Wrestling on TV. For some reason, it focuses a part of my brain and I just crank out the work!
Virginia: Can you tell us how you found a publisher and/or agent?
Eve: I know Ellora’s Cave because I read a lot of their work and quite a few of my friends are published with EC. I really like how they present erotic romance. I sold my first book to a different electronic publisher which went under. Once my rights were returned to me, I reworte the plot, doubled the length and submitted to EC. Luckily my editor, Helen Woodall, got hold of it loved it and bought it.
Virginia: Do you have anything that just came out?
Eve: I have a Kat Alexis book releasing on September 1st from Ellora’s Cave. It’s called Ice Cream, You Scream. It’s the sequel to Candy-Coated Passion, but can be read alone.
Here’s the blurb: Lana Semenova is living life on her own terms. Too bad that life currently sucks. Enter one sexier-than-sin ice cream shop owner who’s hot enough to meld his products. Drizzle with enough steamy passion to keep the neighbors awake and add a sprinkling of raw sex on the floor to liven things up. Lana may have found the perfect recipe to spice up her life. And if not? The sex is great and that’s all a woman needs on a hot summer night, right? Well that and ice cream.
Virginia: What are you working on now?
Eve: I’m currently knee deep in a contemporary romantic suspense set in Morocco. I’m also at the beginnng stages of a historical mystery. I need to work on more than one project at a time to keep my brain engaged. Along with these two works, I’ve also got some shorter erotic stories I’m working on with Allie for ellora’s Cave.
Virginia: Do you have some words of wisdom for us unpubs?
Eve: You’re not unpubs -you’re pre-pubs.
Learn your craft and learn about the publishing business because it is a business.
I hear way too often, “I have this great idea…” but it’s not aon the page. If you don’t get it on paper how can you ever get it to an editor or agent?
Read the current market. See what’s popular, what’s being bought. But, don’t be afraid to write outside the box and to go with your own heart and ideas. You never know, it might be the next big thing!!
You can also find her at www.rosescoloredglasses.com where she has published articles about writing.
Thanks Eve for taking the time for this interview.