I am very happy to welcome to my blog, erotica author, Charity Parkerson. Charity is a talented writer and a fabulous person to chat with. I am very excited to be a part of the blog tour for her latest release The-Adonis. Yeah, it makes me blush...lol. Charity was kind enough to let me ask her some questions as well. Stay tuned after the interview for more information about The-Adonis and Charity's other books.
Q: I know you say you blush when you write erotica. How did you get into writing it?
A: There has always been a heavy romantic factor in my books but my first erotica Sarah’s Dirty Secret was a challenge that I set for myself. I didn’t think that I had a true erotica in me but I wanted to try. I half-expected it to be a huge flop, but it wasn’t, and it was so much fun that I kept writing them.
Q: Erotica is a hot genre right now (pardon the pun). What are some of the challenges of writing in this genre?
A: It’s hard for me to get past the harsh wording. It’s a necessary part of erotic writing but I cringe every time.
Q: What do you find sexy?
A: This has the potential of being a long list. I’ll keep it short. A man that smells good, doesn’t mind talking sexy to me, and confidence is a mega turn-on.
Q: Have you ever considered writing in another genre? If so, what would you like to do?
A: I wish that I could do a good murder mystery, but I’m in love with falling in love. I think I’ll probably be a romance/erotica writer as long as someone is willing to read my work (even if it’s only my mom) lol
Q: Looking back over your work, tell us about one of your favorite characters?
A: Jazz Anderson from The Society of Sinners. He’s sexy and the most powerful man on Earth. That’s irresistible.
Q: I LOVE your new book cover. Tell us a little about your book cover designs and artwork.
A: I love designing covers. I spend hours looking through stock photos and then blending them together to fit the picture I have in my mind of the story. It’s another outlet for the creative side of me.
Q: You are in a podcast with another erotica author, Melissa Craig. How did that get started?
A: Last year, I won an award and was approached by Harold Leavitt with FromPage2Screen to do an interview about it. I was so nervous, since I really hate the sound of my own voice, and I had never done a podcast before. However, about a week after the show aired Harold contacted me to let me know that my interview was their highest rated show ever, and asked if I knew any other author who they should interview. I knew Melissa and I also knew that she would be a great fit so I suggested her. The producer for FromPage2Screen, Stuart Bannerman, invited the two of us to join him in a live interview and that show ended up having an even higher rating, so they offered us our own show. Since then, Melissa and I have struck out on our own, but of course, we still have a place in our heart for Harold, Stuart, and the entire FromPage2Screen network.
Q: When you aren't writing, what do you like to read?
A: Most people would think that I’m a big erotica fan, but actually I love historical romance more than anything. My top three picks are: Julie Garwood, Julia Quinn, and Eloisa James.
Thank you so much for the interview Charity! Check out the links below to see how you can get a copy of The-Adonis. Also, see Charity's blog to see the other stops on the blog tour!
by Charity Parkerson
Grecian Fantasies hosts one of the hottest balls in town, a naughty Nobody-Knows-Your-Name masquerade that is not only exclusive, but is also not for the faint of heart.
Pleasure, fantasy, fetish, and vice are all on the menu at this ball. The only thing not up for grabs is the notorious woman behind its creation, but that is about to change.
“I’m Weston,” he said as he wound Rob’s ribbon around his neck, tying it in a neat bow, and making himself appear as a giant unwanted present. “What’s your desire?” Rob started to tell Weston that he desired for him to go away, but a bright yellow feather caught his eye once more, and his gaze found the Goddess across the room.
“I need you to fetch someone,” Rob answered, deciding to use the awkward situation to his advantage.
“Oh, yay, a threesome,” Weston cheered. “May I suggest Mike over there,” he said, pointing to a gigantic man wearing a plain black mask. “He has lumberjack hands,” Weston added cheerfully.
Rob paused. Lumberjack hands? No, he was not going to ask. “What are lumberjack hands?”
“You know, he can wield his . . .” Weston began before Rob waved his hand, cutting him off.
“Never mind, I get the picture.” And he did, too. He would never be able to wash this moment from his mind. Getting back on track before things got out of hand, Rob pointed across the room. “Bring her to me,” he ordered.
Weston’s face fell as he caught sight of the woman to which Rob referred. “I cannot,” he stammered, sounding horrified.
“What the hell? I thought you were supposed to fulfill my desires or some shit?”
Weston seemed honestly distraught over Rob’s aggravation. “I’m sorry. If you ask me to fetch anyone else for a bit of fun, then I am at your service, any service,” he added, raking Rob’s body with his eyes. “However, that is Theadonis and I cannot do as you command.”
“The Adonis,” Rob repeated, sounding ridiculous even to his own ears. “I thought Adonis was a man. That is no man.” As the words left Rob’s mouth, he found himself tilting his head to one side and studying the woman closer just in case he was wrong.
Weston rolled his eyes. “Not ‘the Adonis.’ Theadonis. That’s her name. She is the owner of Grecian Fantasies.”
Her “Sinners series” was voted one of the top ten best books by an Indie author in 2011- Paranormal Romance Reads
She was named as one of the top three Indie authors of 2012- The Book Connection
She is a member of The Paranormal Romance Guild, is a Goodreads moderator, a member of Coffee Time Romance, and co-host of The Melissa Craig and Charity Parkerson show.
She won author of the week in August of 2011, and is a three-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath.
You can follow her on Twitter @CharityParkerso