Stephanie Freeman is back today to talk to us about romance. She’s also sharing a very steamy excerpt that will heat you up on this cold winter day!
Tricia: Welcome back, Stephanie. Please tell us about yourself and why you decided to be a writer.
Stephanie: By day, I am an educator with ink pens wound in my hair. My co workers accuse me of “floating” when I walk down a hallway. By night I am a romantic suspense novelist with a flair for the erotic. I didn’t decide to become a writer. The craft chose me. Writing is a catharsis and my idea of mental recess.
Tricia: How would you categorize your romantic writing?
Stephanie: I would categorize my writing as a romantic thriller with steamy love scenes; the steamier the better.
Tricia: Tell us about your romantic writing.
Stephanie: I love writing novels. I’ve been known to write erotic short stories and sequels. My favorite pastime is writing short stories. Many have evolved into full length novels.
Tricia: Who is your favorite romance writer?
Stephanie: It’s hard to name a favorite. Of course I love the classics, like Wuthering Heights and Romeo and Juliet. Lately, I’ve enjoyed a lot of the new talent coming out of Crimson Romance Publishing like Morgan ONeill, RT Wolfe, Tara Mills, Holley Trent and Peggy Bird just to name a few. I also admire the talent that’s coming out of the indie publishing arena like Sandra Hall, Cora Blue and Bethany Cross.
Tricia: What are the qualities of a perfect romantic hero?
Stephanie: Intelligence, Compassion, Strength, Honor and excellent skills in the bedroom.
Tricia: What is your greatest challenge as a romance writer?
Stephanie: Letting go of characters I fell in love with. One set of characters stayed with me so long that I ended up writing a sequel. That book will come out in June of this year!
Buy Stephanie’s Books:
Nature of the Beast if available on Kindle, Nook, and in Paperback
Necessary Evil is available on Kindle and in paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
A Letter from Yesay is available on Amazon