Published by MIRA Genres: BDSM, Erotica
Source: The Author
To celebrate the release day of The Queen, we had the chance to interview Tiffany Reisz
We #Sinners love Tiffany!
It’s an honor to have you in Collector of Book Boyfriends once again. We have lots of questions about you and the series… So here we go…
Questions For Tiffany:
- There’s been a revitalization of Erotica since you started The Original Sinners. What are your thoughts about what’s out there and where do you think the genre is headed?
I’m thrilled that erotica has made such a comeback in recent years. I love that people are reading it in the open, on the subway, on the bus, talking about it in book clubs. I think male/male romance and erotica will probably be the next thing that goes mainstream. We’ll see…
- What suggestions would you have for a new writer trying to break into the erotica scene?
Same advice I give any writer who wants to start writing—read everything, write all the time, and realize it could take as long as ten years or more to build a writing career.
- You’ve written 3 novellas outside of the Sinners Universe, Misbehaving, The Headmaster, Seize the Night. Which one of those is your favorite and why? Which one was the most fun to write? Are you planning to write a new novella soon?
I think “Seize the Night” was the most fun to write simply because I have a huge crush on Merrick, who is the heroine’s hot weird male assistant in the story. Although “Misbehaving” was a ton of fun to write because of the all the butt-sex jokes I threw in. And “The Headmaster” was a ton of fun to write because I’ve always wanted to write a spooky Gothic Romance.
- Tell us a little about your upcoming book The Bourbon Thief?
This book is a bit of a departure for me. Although it has a romance in it, it’s not a romance novel. Although it has a ton of hot sex scenes in it, it’s not erotica either. This is my first Southern Gothic novel, a dark twisting marriage of convenience to a child bride plus sinister family secrets with a bourbon and revenge twist! It’ll be out next summer in hardcover.
- If you had the opportunity to write a retelling of a fairy tale, which one would you choose and why?
I think I could have a lot of fun with the “12 Dancing Princesses.” I could probably get twelve whole books out of that story, one for each naughty princess.
About The Original Sinners Series:
- We’d like to know If you’re willing to give us some insight about the moment Søren & Kingsley got back together after all the events in The Mistress? Maybe in a future novella?
Maybe? I haven’t given it much thought. They have been in love with each other for so long that I imagine slipping back into the old role of Master and submissive would be like putting on your most comfortable pair of shoes.
- If your characters from The Original Sinners series were real, would you still want them to have the same faith as in the books?
Of course. If they were real, I would want them to be like I created them to be.
- Who was your favorite character of The Original Sinners series to write? Why?
Søren is usually my favorite to write simply because he changes every scene he’s in and makes everything so much more dramatic. Although I love writing them all. Kingsley and Nora are a joy to write because they’re so outrageous.
- Who was the least favorite or most challenging character of The Original Sinners series to write? Why?
Wes was the hardest character to write because he was so vanilla and sweet and I knew Nora wasn’t his destiny, and yet I had to keep them together for several books for plot reasons. Wes was really a fish out of water around my kinkier characters.
- As you were writing The Original Sinners series, what was the biggest challenge that you encountered?
Series continuity—it’s a nightmare trying to write an eight-book series with all the same characters that spans nearly thirty-five years and get everything in order. I screwed up a couple times, but sometimes things came together so well, the series seemed pre-ordained. I like to pretend it was.
Once upon a time, Nora and Søren made a fateful deal—if he gave her everything, she would give him forever.
The time has finally come to keep their promises.
Out of money and out of options after her year
-long exile, Eleanor Schreiber agrees to join forces with Kingsley Edge, the king of kink. After her first taste of power as a Dominant, Eleanor buries her old submissive self and transforms into Mistress Nora, the Red Queen. With the help of a mysterious young man with a job even more illicit than her own, Nora squares off against a cunning rival in her quest to become the most respected, the most feared Dominatrix in the Underground.
While new lovers and the sweet taste of freedom intoxicate Nora, she is tempted time and time again by Søren, her only love and the one man who refuses to bow to her. But when Søren accepts a new church assignment in a dangerous country, she must make an agonizing choice—will the queen keep her throne and let her lover go, or trade in her crown for Søren’s collar?
With a shattering final confession, the last link in the chain is forged in The Original Sinners saga. It’s the closing chapter in a story of salvation, sacrifice and the multitude of scars we collect in the name of ecstasy—and love.
Preorder now US/CAN/AUS/NZ
Ebook/Print/Audiobook • October 27, 2015 (US/Can) • November 1, 2015 (Aus/NZ) • November 5, 2015 (UK)
THE ORIGINAL SINNERS: RED YEARS (1-4)
THE ORIGINAL SINNERS: WHITE YEARS (5-8)
Tiffany Reisz is the author of the highly acclaimed series The Original Sinners. Her first novel, The Siren, won the RT Book Reviews Editor’s Choice Award for Best Erotic Romance of 2012. Slightly shameless, Tiffany dropped out of a conservative Southern seminary in order to pursue a career as a writer. This move, while possibly putting her eternal salvation in peril, has worked out better than she anticipated. She lives in Oregon with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer. Find her on Twitter @tiffanyreisz and Facebook.
LAMBDA Literary Award 2015 Winner — Best Gay Erotica (The King)
Golden Flogger 2015 Award Finalist — LGBT (The King)
Romance Writers of America RITA 2015 Nominee — Short Contemporary (The Headmaster)
Romance Writers of America RITA 2015 Winner — Erotic Romance (The Saint)
RT Book Reviews Best Erotic Romance 2012 Winner (The Siren)
RT Book Reviews Best Erotic Romance 2013 Nominee (The Mistress)
RT Book Reviews Best Erotic Romance 2014 Nominee (The Saint)
Great interview Collector of BBF/BGF! Totally enjoyed reading this. Can’t wait for tomorrow! Whoot-whoot!
Tomorrow will be awesome!! <3 HUGSSSSS