JENNA FOX: MY NICHE IS DARK EROTICA
Posted by Ognian Georgiev
Conceiving Evil is the last book of Jenna Fox. She already made a lot of fans with her books. Adding to that our guest is an avid reader and reviewer.
Now we’ve got a chance to present the next feature author in the following interview.
– What is your latest book Conceiving Evil about?
– It is about a woman who has hit rock bottom financially after the death of her mother. She is saved by a very powerful man who makes all of her problems disappear as long as she gives him power over her body. The man is not who he seems.
Conceiving Evil isn’t a traditional, feel good romance. It’s very dark with a touch of horror.
– How did you decide to write the story?
– The idea was inside my head for a while and all of the scenes were so clear, like a movie reel running inside my head. They wouldn’t stop rolling until I wrote the story.
– What was the biggest challenge during the write up process?
– The biggest challenge is always the first draft. I’d rather throw my computer against the wall.
– Tell us something more about your main character? Is it close to someone from your real life?
– Abby Torrance is a masochist and an atheist. She is partially like me, a masochist, but I’m not an atheist.
– How much time did you need to finish the story and to publish it?
– From the first draft, to a critiqued and polished manuscript ready to pitch to publishers, the process took about a month or maybe six weeks.
– Sexy Holiday Bites was received very well by the readers. Give us some insight about the book?
– Sexy Holiday Bites is a Christmas anthology of erotic short stories. It is perma free and quite popular. There are eight other authors featured in that title. To qualify for the publication each tale had to be no more than 1,000 words. I enjoy writing shorter works of fiction, so the project was something I really took a lot of pleasure in doing. My story, The Dream Express, gets a lot of good mentions in reviews.
– Sealed in Blood, The Escape, Dirty Little Games and My Secret Sir are your other published books. What the readers may find inside each one of them?
– You can find a little bit of suspense, BDSM and horror. My niche is dark erotica, but I’m finding it difficult to find my audience, so I’m currently making the switch to contemporary erotic romance with no paranormal or dark themes. My Secret Sir is an erotic poem.
– Who are you?
– First and foremost I’m a mother and a wife, and I finally reached my dream of being a multi published author with the recent acceptance of my last manuscript by another publisher.
– What are your writing habits?
– So many! I freehand mostly, but when something comes to mind and I don’t have a notebook I’ll log it into a voice recorder. I let characters, narrative and scenes marinate inside my head until I’m positively certain where the story is going before I dare sit down to start a fist draft.
– Are you satisfied by the sales of the book?
– No. I’m rather new, so I am still learning what marketing strategies work best for my genre. The whole marketing arena seems to be a real challenge for me.
– What are you doing to promote your book by the best possible way?
– I do a lot of book tours and blitzes. When I have a new release I make sure I give out ARC’s for early reviews. I also try to build a bigger fan base by interacting with readers and bloggers though social media.
– When we will see your next novel?
– That’s a good question. Right now I’m doing a lot of research for an erotic romance. The story has a touch of sci-fi, which is a big step away from my traditional style.
– You believe in ghosts. How do you explain their presence?
– I’m convinced there is a world that exists far beyond what our naked eyes can see. There’s just too much compelling evidence to believe otherwise. I believe in God, who is a good spirit, so there must be others.
– As book reviewer, what is your opinion on the most common mistakes that newbie authors are doing?
– Lots of new indie/self-published authors are in a rush to publish. I see a lot of unedited books. Getting honest feedback from beta readers and utilizing the services of a harsh critique partner makes a difference in an author’s work.
– If you may ask yourself one question in the interview what it will be? (Don’t forget to answer)
– Why do I write? I have enormous respect for the written word and I’ve always been an avid reader. I don’t make a lot of money out of book sales, but writing is a wonderful way to express myself. It’s a fantastic, therapeutic craft.