2016 Summer Indie Book Award Winner
Q: Welcome to the Fossend Publishing blog Dee, and congratulations on your recent award wins in the Erotica category in the Summer Indie Book Awards. Second and third place, you must be so happy!
A:Thank you...I am over the moon. I was more than a little blown away by how my readers embraced the competition and really seemed to push my books.
Q: Can you give the readers a brief overview of the books that were nominated.
A: This is the first book but can be read as a standalone. It’s a sexy story with a super hot rich alpha and a strong yet skeptical female that is just trying to get by...there is a good deal of suspense, and of course smoking hot sex scenes.
A:The characters in this story first appear in The Choices Trilogy but here Sam and Jason have their very own tale. This is a little darker and dirtier and is edge of the seat suspense thrown in.
Q: What inspired you to write Erotica?
A: Well, firstly I think mine is vanilla with spice...contemporary romance but because of the graphic scenes they do come under the erotica category and I’m ok with that. I read this genre mostly and I love writing it. I write about real relationships and sex is very much central to many relationships...if only it played out like some of the scenes ... sigh ;)
Q: Do you face any challenges when writing in this genre?
A: Mostly just promotion...with the over 18 nature of content advertising and visibility is hard. Also people assume its just porn...which oh my god...I can’t even go there...shakes head and walks away.
Q: Knowing that this particular genre can sometimes be a sensitive subject, what would you say to someone who has never read it before?
A: I will say its a romance but I’m not going to lie it has filthy sex scenes in it...simple.
Q: What do you like the most about being a writer?
A: That this is something for me...just me. It’s flexible and I’ve made some amazing friends through it.
Q: What do you like the least about being a writer?
A: Crippling insecurity.
Q: If you couldn’t write what else would you do?
A: Paint...I used to love art but writing is less messy.
Q: Do you read? If so what type of books do you read?
A: I read all the time, mostly dark erotic romance, erotic romance maybe some paranormal
Q: Do you have a favourite author? If so, who and why?
A: Tiffany Reisz because her Original Sinners series rocked my world.
Q: What’s next for Dee Palmer? Will you be writing more books, and if so can you give us an idea of what they will be about?
A: I have Disgraceful Book2 in the Disgrace Trilogy coming out in November, Grace the 3rd book in January and a standalone...oh my word this book will knock your socks off it’s so hot...in March..title still in progress but I’m super excited about it :)
Quick fire round
Sweet or savoury - sweet
Beach or countryside - countryside
Ebook or paperback - ebook
Cream tea or fish and chips - both
Classic or modern - modern
Sun or snow - snow
About the Author
Dee Palmer hates talking about herself in the third person so I won't. My husband had my iPod engraved one Christmas with 'sing like no-one's listening' and I know my family actually wish they weren't listening because I am, in fact, tone deaf but it doesn't stop me and this gentle support has enabled me to fullfill a dream. This has been a truly brilliant experience. It has undoubtedly been made possible by my incredibly supportive family. I know this is very much another acknowledgment bit but I know I wouldn't be writing even this single paragraph if it wasn't for them so this is about who I am, I am because they let me be.
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